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By NB Staff | October 29, 2011 | 09:38
Can we talk?
Submitted by Tim Graham on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:03am.
on capitol hill today
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 5:04pm.
Seeing how football is being carried around here I doubt this will make the evening news. ECU-Two-lane is on the NBC channel.
Submitted by gailannr on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:06am.
The government-sanctioned gunrunning operation Fast and Furious was a
plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States,
National Rifle Association officer Wayne LaPierre charged on Friday in
an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
“It’s the only thing that makes any sense,” LaPierre said. “Over a
period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands
of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were
yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using
come from the United States.’
“This can’t be allowed to stand. What has happened in Fast and Furious
is the equivalent of our Justice Department becoming willing
co-conspirators with the Mexican drug cartels in their crimes. If any
citizen in this country had sold a gun to the Mexican drug cartels and
then those cartels had used those guns to kill good, honest, decent
people, any U.S. Attorney worth his salt would indict that citizen for
accessory to murder. That’s what’s happened here.”
“Our job is to protect the Second Amendment and that means that every
gun owner, every Second Amendment supporter needs to do everything
they can to make sure that President Obama does not get a second term
so that he can destroy the Second Amendment.
“This is the most dangerous election in our lifetime for the Second
Amendment freedom that American citizens have. A second term by
President Obama will break the back of that freedom in this country.”
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:28am.
This is the most dangerous election in our lifetime for the Second Amendment freedom that American citizens have.
Actually, it's the most dangerous election in the history of this nation, period.
If Obama should somehow be elected for a second term, the 2nd Amendment won't be the only thing we are going to lose.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:38am.
gailannr - Thanks for posting Mr. Pierre's comments.
Dave - 100% in agreement with you.
- Grump :o)
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:28pm.
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:54pm.
If you listen to Cam and Company every night you can keep with what is going on with Fast and Furiuos and other 2nd amendment issues. I was not able to listen to the beginining last night and feel I am behind on the news.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:12am.
Last week the subject of “debates” was mentioned on quite a few news and commentary programs. The reason being the Republican debate schedule could see as many as 20 debates (or more) over this entire primary cycle… and Gov. Perry hinted that he may skip a few.
But as much as I really like the debates (not discussing the formats or questioners here – just saying I like the idea of debates) it is hard for me to believe that there will be any “Presidential Debates” once the R-nominee is chosen.
I simply do not believe the “Dear Leader” will debate anyone next year… So I’m wondering what shenanigans the administration is planning to avoid a face to face discussion of the issues.
- Grump :o)
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:19am.
I posted this on another thread but thought I'd pop in here, too.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:29am.
Ahhhhhhh, you know,Dave...............freedom of speech.........liberty.......... truth............honesty......that type of thing,right??? It's all so passe and out of date anymore,right???
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 11:20am.
But these days, many sites have failover sites to fall back on should the main one be affected, it's practically standard. Redundancy is to key word to use when it comes to websites of large corporations so if Fox News goes down, it'll be for a few minutes. Not exactly a screaming success if they were to try.
Best way to describe the redundancy method is to utilize "N+1" meaning you have a spare on hand where N is the main one. Prevents catastrophic loss of service.
Same thing with storage of data, you don't want just one source. This is why "data warehouses" are flourishing these days because people and companies are practicing that and using hot swap hard-drives. You don't even have to shut down the servers, just deactivate the affected hard drive and put in a new one, takes all of a few seconds, bango presto, and the outside world wouldn't even notice.
So for hackers to want to disable something, it'll have to be on a large scale and these OWS types.....forget it, might as well join Sisyphus in rolling that rock uphill.
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:04pm.
It is snowing here in my section of New York City. I wonder how the loons at Zuccotti Park are fairing? BWHAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA
On a lighter note I will be heading out in an hour to take a look at a couple of townhouses for sale. Looking for a new home and this will be my first time looking to be a home owner.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:20pm.
We've already got several inches here in PA. I think of OWS in NYC and Philly with glee. There was a quote by one of them in Denver I think when he compared himself to George Washington's troops wintering at Valley Forge, before the snow fell in his area. After he fell he said something like, "well, it's hard when it's really cold". Idiot.
Congrats on the house hunting. It's a great time to buy. And before to long Obama will be forgiving your mortgage.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:46pm.
You folks don’t know what a severe weather hardship is! It’s going to be 83 degrees (about 3 O’clock local) here in the desert… BUT it is going to drop to 60 degrees overnight!!! – That’s a 23 degree temperature drop in just a few hours!
So you want to hear about “Weather hardship???” Well, consider that when I go out to “Happy Hour” at 3 O’clock this afternoon, I will have to decide whether to wear shorts and sandals or jeans and boots.
Yeah, my heart is really bleeding for you… (insert evil laugh here).
Best to you both!
- Grump :o)
P.s. - Good luck on the "house-hunt" Scuba.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:23pm.
You should be in the "Beautiful Florida Keys!"
I can't believe that all you have to choose from to wear to Happy Hour today is shorts and sandals, or jeans and boots. Down here this week, you would also have to include some really strange costume selection, like leather chaps with NOTHING UNDER THEM, various and sundry body art, or just a jock strap (Saw a lot of those yesterday. Seems to be the costume of choice for the "diverse" boys. At least they are remembering to put the Irish potato in front), or just nothing at all. The biggest choice seems to be nothing at all for what i refer to as the "Appearance Challenged."
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:39pm.
That’s a visualization I didn’t need!!! ( lol )
While we do have our fair share of “weirdo’s” (and an obscene amount of “body art & piercings”) here, at least people seem to understand the principles of underwear.
- Grump :o)
P.s. I was once stationed over at the NAS for a couple of months of training… so I get the visual.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:57pm.
I use the gym everyday, right after the Underwater Warfare boys leave for work!
Very impressive group. If you can't bench press Moochie Obama, they are intimidating.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:10pm.
So, bubba, do you wear your Fantasy Fest costume when you go to the gym???
And I'm NOT going to make any comments about the weather over here.............the last time I made an off-the-cuff remark about the weather here in Hawaii, I got SAVAGED by a lot of my pals here on NB!!!
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:45pm.
Hell, I go to another gym to try and pump up BEFORE I go to the Navy gym! Of course, it doesn't do much good.
Getting old ain't for sissies.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:58pm.
I posted a link earlier to the camera at the Beech Mt. Parkway at Banner Elk, NC. At that time there was about 2" of snow on the ground. Just a few minutes ago it was about all gone.
Submitted by kata on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:12pm.
you can see the breath in the air. Everyone has colds and horrible coughs. It looks bad. Of course the Mom in me feels bad but they brought it on themselves.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:33pm.
Perfect fall weather here today in Georgia.
Kinda miss the snow. Kinda.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:43pm.
I saw an ad this morning for a show called "All American Muslim" on TLC. Sure to be followed by "Jihaad in America on $40 a Day".
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:11pm.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:12pm.
PROOF the TEABAGGERS are RACIST, VIOLENT, and DISGUSTING.
Yes, I know it's the Kos Kids, but still worth a read. Please click.
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:57pm.
Normally a Daily Kos link may have people moving on, but just to let everyone know, this is great. It's NOT the whack liberal Daily Kos'er you may automatically think.
I like it. After reading it, check the comments of the liberals. LOL
Submitted by cocodrie on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 12:47pm.
That was my first trip to kos and it sure ain't in Kansas. I plan to go often just to get to know the bottom side from a safe distance.
Jesus Loves You so much He died for you
Submitted by kata on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:15pm.
Just like the TEA Party. Uh huh.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:35pm.
Guys, since this is an open thread, I'm going to pratice trying to get italics on with my iPad. Be prepared to laugh at how long this takes me.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:39pm.
I would love for this to be in italics.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:47pm.
Yeah, this is exactly how I thought this would go.
Let me try this< / em>!
Okay, part of the way there.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:59pm.
My dear, you are succumbing to the dark side! Italics are for Italican’s!
Please, I beg you not be seduced by the evil forces inherent in Italics… I was once lured by harmonious looking vowels and consonants presented in the italic script – but it was a trap!!! Luckily I found a way of escape: A simple “courier” typeface will free you from the demonic pit of italicization!
Good luck in advance beating this powerful addiction… I know you can do it!
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:03pm.
Yep, I made a total fool out of myself with italics.
They are eeeeeeevil!
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:18pm.
… you made it out in time!!!
Some of the worst “communication atrocities” I ever witnessed were when I observed normal people using Italic’s. These formerly sane people (pre-italic) started using that foul typeface on a regular basis and soon that addiction led them to the use of “footnotes.”
That is why I founded “ASIA” (Arizona Society for Italic Annihilation) of which, including myself, our membership has doubled to almost one!
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:22pm.
That makes two!
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:35pm.
That's great!!! ...Especially your use of the “courier typeface” … congratulations!
I'll get back to you with the "membership" details... lol
Submitted by Denny Crane on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 3:46am.
That would make 2 and a half!!
We Are The 53%
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 10:33am.
However, please realize the “structure” of “ASIA” is somewhat informal or non-existent (whichever requires less paperwork). Factually though, our “meetings” are structured to focus on a single issue and follow a pro-forma routine:
Member calling the meeting to order: The question before us is – “What say you we adjourn the meeting and go get a few beers?”
Another Member (acting as recorder): “There is a motion on the floor! All in favor say aye”
Membership at large (In this case that would be you) – “Aye” or “Nay” (as you choose).
Any member: “Sounds to me like the motion has passed… unanimously.”
Any member: “Meeting adjourned… under the usual “Dutch Treat” rule.
So shipmate, welcome aboard! You are now a member of the fastest growing organization in NB history… we have tripled our membership in less than 24 hours!!!
Submitted by cocodrie on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 11:02am.
I hereby tender my application for membership. I used to be in favor of italics but now I'm against their use. Research has shown that italics are a major cause of global warming. However over use causes global cooling. This could be disastrous because hell froze over when the Saints won the Super Bowl. To compound the problem Blonde's new tagline has caused another 200 degree drop and without that heat source from below all you yankees better prepare for the severest winter in recorded history.
I'm not racist and never have been. Some of my best friends are Italicans.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 11:32am.
Friends, our newest “ASIA” member has joined in with gusto as she has provided not only scientific evidence regarding the dangers of italicization, but also a clear statement of our anti-racism beliefs!
To be clear: an “ITALICAN” is a person who excessively uses “italics” to make a written point. Our goal is to heap loads of pity upon them – Not to condemn them.
Cocodrie – A funny, funny post! Thanks so much for joining!
Submitted by cocodrie on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 11:51am.
I'm going to go in the bathroom and check something out here. Last time I showered, some time in the distant past, I was a male. I don't remember joining a transgender organisation so I think I'm OK.
As our founder you will have many decisions to make and would be well advised to take Yogi's advice *When you come to the fork in the road, take it*.
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 12:04pm.
Sorry, didn't know and followed the old "ASSUME" rule... although this time it just made an ass out me.
Decisions? I have just decided to resign as "our founder" ... The pressure of keeping track of the membership growth percentage is just too daunting a task!
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 2:25pm.
Just wanted to say thanks. That was the funniest exchange I have seen at NB since I joined two years ago. Kudos to GG and Cocodrie as well.
Laughing so hard,, I think I hurt myself.. Wait, a lawyer will be calling you out very soon. ;-)
Submitted by Denny Crane on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 8:12pm.
But since I am a member of ASIA, I am the council for the club.
Submitted by Denny Crane on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 8:18pm.
Can I propose a new tax on italicans? Anybody that is a member of the club will be taxed for using italics. The price will be to clean up the fallen block letters on the floor that were discarded because of the use the improper slanty letters. They must also refrain from joining in the first round at the bar.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 9:03pm.
As long as Grumpy makes you the Secretary/bartender.
If slanty letters are out, can I still bold?
Submitted by Denny Crane on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 11:08pm.
I don't make the rules! But I think we need to have a rule about posting in ALLCAPS. That just pisses me off to know end.
Submitted by GG_NB on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 1:16pm.
Well, you've actually got research on your side on that one.
The brain doesn't recognize words only on the basis of specific letter combinations -- the brain also scans for the overall shape of the words. Our brains actually recognize phrases based on letter shape rather than identifying individual letters and words.
So basically, reading something in ALLCAPS is a lot more work for our brains.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 9:02pm.
I think i found my new TEA PARTY anthem song here. http://www.youtube.com/artist/Aaron_Lewis?feature=watch_video_title
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 9:06pm.
when he says "i said it before and i`ll say it again i never needed the government to hold my hand"
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:41pm.
Okay, how about this< i>?
Submitted by kata on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:45pm.
would be "em" and "/em" but in <> instead of ""
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:48pm.
I think I finally got it!
Submitted by kata on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:51pm.
now you can play with
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 1:56pm.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:07pm.
Jeez, GG.....................I think NB should have a spam zone for all your 'practicing' to go to!!!
'If not here, then where?'
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:22pm.
I agree. I irritated myself as well!
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:26pm.
If not you, then who???
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:30pm.
Ok, just got back. It is miserable outside. Windy, cold, wet snow mixed with rain. Even a duck would be looking for a place to get out of the weather. I wonder how many have left Zuccotti today? LMAO!!!!!!
Saw two places, one with a garage, the other without. The one without was much nicer but a little to close to the water for me at this moment.
Will keep ya updated.
Grumpy, it may be 83 where you are but ................. dang, I have nothing to come back to you with. :-)
Newsbubba, I did NOT need that visualization!!!!! Need to cleanse that image out of my mind with bleach now. :-p
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:49pm.
Whatever house you choose will be worth it. Despite all the things that can go wrong, home ownership is one of the most rewarding things in the world.
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:56pm.
Grumpy, I am looking forward to owning my own place. I have been renting since 1985 and finally think I am able to handle a mortgage.
I am going to be patient and not jump at the first thing. Though there was a 3 bedroom townhouse going for $325,000 that I should have jumped on. Oh well, maybe next time. :-)
Submitted by kata on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 4:45pm.
each city's price differences are always so eye opening. Good luck on the hunt. Just don't get too freaked out when it's time to start signing paperwork ;)
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 7:43pm.
Kata, that is an extremely low price for a 3 bedroom. I am looking for a 2 bedroom and that is the price I am looking to pay for one.
I am anticipating a lot more money to be spent when those papers get signed. $10,000 seems to be the number to expect.
All I can say is OY!!!! LOL
Submitted by kata on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:47pm.
there's a 5 bedroom home with a lake view here for that price. Again though - quite a commute ;)
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 5:16pm.
Come on down here. For that price you can get a mansion on the waterfront, beach, lake, or river. Craven County Real Estate
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 7:47pm.
Rick, I see a couple places I would love to check out, I'm just a little worried about the commute. ;-)
Submitted by Denny Crane on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 3:51am.
Just to make ya all jealous, I bought my 3 bedroom townhouse in Honolulu for less than a quarter mil. Less than 10 years ago, just before the prices skyrocketed. The value has doubled since then.
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 1:35pm.
Back in 1993 I was checking out 2 bedroom places in Hoboken, NJ. The most expensive one was $150,000.
If I had bought it and sold it before the market tanked in 2008 I think I could have turned around and sold it for $500,000.
Of course I think all in all I would prefer your place in Hawaii. :-)
Oh well, he who hesitates is lunch.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 2:43pm.
Okay, now that you put it that way, I don't miss the snow so much! I do miss the Christmas snow though.
It's fun to house hunt. Hope you find the nest that's best. :)
Submitted by UpNorth on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 3:55pm.
I noticed on a couple of other threads, that we've again been blessed with the presence of Hank Mud. Must be his regimen of treatment at the state mental health facility is done, and they let him go back to mom's basement.
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 7:03pm.
Having to deal with all those snot-nosed little kids? Halloween really IS the scariest holiday.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 8:05pm.
To the protesters? I tell libs all the time, the folks who are going to suffer the most are the lazy deadbeats, and the old folks.
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 10:07pm.
Submitted by Retired Geek on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 2:40am.
"Our greatest peril isn't the mobs on the streets of Manhattan; it's having a President who thinks he's above the law. It's having our head of state support violent insurrections here and abroad.
The United States doesn't need any more occupations; what we need is a new occupant in the White House. And hopefully, prayerfully, we will have a new one come next November."
Robin of Berkeley
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 9:51am.
The occupy Asheville protestors are having the homeless arrested for invading their space The homeless are eating their food just like in all the other cities. All along I thought this whole occupy thing was about the haves versus the have nots. I was wrong because the homeless are not inculded in the have nots.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 1:17pm.
Actually, it's one and a half. You need to be able to listen fast but it's worth it. The One Minute Sermon.
Submitted by cocodrie on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 1:33pm.
Made my day, and she didn't even use a teleprompter.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 3:28pm.
...to get off their asses and stop the Dear Ruler.
Of course, I have been screaming this since last January, but what do I know?
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