Open Thread

What are we all into tonight? I’m watching some West Wing and trying to forget the CPAC rap.

I’m still crushing on Donna, and definitely think I need a Donatella Moss in my life, but CJ just rocks. I like how both of them give people a lot of shit.

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    scav says:

    Apparently, we each get our own open thread tonight. Parallel Universes!

    ETA: Shit, that’s my second exactly parallel same time comment of the night. Parallel Universes . . .

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    Cain says:

    Two open threads at the same time.. damn!

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    BethanyAnne says:

    Last time to stalk ya with this, JC. Thread where you asked for tagline suggestions:

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    I’m going to watch Conan the Barbarian, the new CGI version, and if that sucks I got Crank backed up just in case.(That’s the the movie with Jason Statham not the stuff cooked by Walter White)

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    JPL says:

    Well I’m listening to Adele and hoping she wins some awards.
    I’m also looking for Laura who brought us Charlie’s Angels..

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    Cain says:

    I have something to talk about.. The republicans have written a new transportation bill and it is a disaster. They are trying to kill mass transport.

    Read about it here

    Money quote:

    ¶It would make financing for mass transit much less certain, and more vulnerable, by ending a 30-year agreement that guaranteed mass transit a one-fifth share of the fuel taxes and other user fees in the highway trust fund. Instead it would compete annually with other programs.
    ¶It would open nearly all of America’s coastal waters to oil and gas drilling, including environmentally fragile areas that have long been off limits. The ostensible purpose is to raise revenue to help make up what has become an annual shortfall for transportation financing. But it is really just one more attempt to promote the Republicans’ drill-now-drill-everywhere agenda and the interests of their industry patrons.

    not content with that they are also going after cyclists as well.


    So now all the cyclists groups are going after the bill. It’s really a horrible bill. It’s time to do a SOPA and start mounting a defense. Kill the bill!
    and while you’re at it, they are also attacking cyclists as well.

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    Cain says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee:
    Conan was alright, it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t particularly bad either.

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    DanielX says:

    After watching 20 seconds of that CPAC rap, it’s a tossup between serious alcohol abuse and plunging an icepick into my eyes and ears.

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    Felinious Wench says:

    West Wing got me through the Bush years.

    All is calm in Houston. Our wingers are at CPAC, the rest of us are changing the locks and getting drunk.

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    tofubo says:

    “We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism. Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children. In short we should do good instead of evil. Who would try to stop us? Who would hate us? Who would want to bomb us? That is the truth the American people need to hear.”

    Former US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowman, in Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”.

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    Cassidy says:

    BJ Fitness Club….which one of you guys is gonna run it?

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    scav says:

    Colbert and Maurice Sendak is worth a watch if anyone is looking for a little restored faith in humanity.

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    beltane says:

    @DanielX: I recommend the serious alcohol abuse. As bad as the hangover is, it is still no comparison to the hangover you’d get from plunging an icepick into your ears and eyes.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Agree that Donatella is wonderful, but C.J…..whoa, she’s just more attractive to me. Both snark, but C.J.’s is edgier than Donna’s. Which I find most alluring.

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    cathyx says:

    @scav: Is Maurice Sendak old? I actually thought he was dead.

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    jl says:


    ” BJ Fitness Club….which one of you guys is gonna run it? ”

    But, BJ already has the cooking and food posts, right? And Cole’s incomprehensible gobbledygook about computer games.

    I think that is about as “Fitness Club” as BJ is gonna get.

    Which reminds me, I got a snickerdoodle to finish here.

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    paramedicx says:

    Trying to figure out why they let ‘Drive’ end that way…

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    SuperHrefna says:

    @scav: That was absolutely perfect, the whole thing. I hadn’t thought I could love Maurice Sendak more than I already did, but those two interviews multiplied that love tenfold!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Follow up, in a new post, since FYWP won’t let me add to my last…

    C.J. reminds me a bit of Kira Nerys of DS9. Both are of course gorgeous and intelligent, but both characters have that snark edge to them, and a certain strength under their lovely exteriors.

    I get the feeling that both would be more than adequate watching your back in a serious dustup.

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    Cassidy says:


    Which reminds me, I got a snickerdoodle to finish here.

    And that would be part of it. It’s okay to eat the things you like. Being miserable is not being healthy. :)

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    Davebo says:

    I crushed on Donna until I saw her guest appearance on Law and Order.

    Who would have thunk she could be so evil.

    These days Stockard Channing is my FLILF.

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    scav says:

    @cathyx: Well, alive as of Jan 28 from what I see here (link) and yes, old.

    ETA: Old can also lead to fearless in speaking and otherwise.

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    jl says:

    @cathyx: From the Colbert segment, Sendak seems old only in body, not in mind or spirit.

    BTW, I recommend that segment too. Hilarious back and forth between Sendak and Colbert.

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    lamh35 says:

    @JPL: I’m hoping for a clean sweep myself. Even though I do like some of her competition in some category.

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    jenn says:

    @Cain: Thanks. I’ve now got the White House, my senators, and my Representative now entered into my cell phone contacts. It makes bitching, praising, and thanking a whole lot easier! Adding this to the list.

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    General Stuck says:

    and trying to forget the CPAC rap.

    May your camel get fleas for posting that drek.

    anyways, this might help.

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    jl says:

    @Cassidy: I have to admit, fitness posts would be ‘interesting’ to try on Balloon Juice. Wonder if Cole would put up such a thing. I would expect lots of heckling in the comments, but maybe not.

    However, I did suggest that Cole join in with his dad if there is an Rx for rehab. I would gladly suggest many walking blues for Cole’s listening pleasure.

    Maybe we could have a few posts on good rails to trails the commentariate knows about around the country. Cole might put up with that, since he does the dog walk thang on them.

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    Carolinus says:

    Breitbart completely losing it at the assembled OWS CPAC protestors:

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    Samara Morgan says:

    i give people shit and you doan liek meh.

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    DanielX says:


    Minor alcohol abuse…cats have restored my will to live.

    “How can you feel bad when you get to be in my presence?”

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    tombrady's brother says:

    I’m wondering what kind of spy gate problems are still festering in peoples heads here. After all the steelers are shining beacons of righteousness right down to their headhunters: james harrison, ryan clark and bushy hair (I’d rather hit somebody than watch the receiver). Puhleeze.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Going to bed early tonight so ican get up and watch ManU – Liverpool at 4:45 a.m.

    Saw “Safe House” earlier today. As good as mainstream Hollywood shoot-em-ups will ever get. Denzel is the man.

    The college admissions process is over for us. The writing of checks will begin tomorrow.

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    rikyrah says:

    working through my DVR queue….

    West Wing is always a good choice, but I was definitely a Donna Fan, though Josh wasn’t good enough for her.

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    patrick II says:

    I am watching Jeremy Lin score 34 pts (so far) against the Knicks. Two teams cut him this year. Remarkable story.

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    David Koch says:

    PPP says Santorum tops Mittens in new national poll.

    Wingers cant get enough of santorum.

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    BGK says:

    Being used as a cat pillow right now. It’s been a hectic week and I’m running on fumes, so I hope I can sleep past my usual 3:00AM wake-up time.

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    Sentient Puddle says:

    I’m 50 in SWTOR, and unfortunately, I think things really slow down at that point. I’m in an active guild and theoretically should be able to run a bunch of flashpoints, but that’d involve a lot of switching back and forth between my healing spec and my DPS spec (for dailies). Right about here, I wish they implemented dual specs like in WoW.

    So…pleh. Dailies tonight. I suppose the correct answer is to start a new character, but I feel like I just want to do my chores, then play something else. Like Dungeon Defenders. I want to get back into that.

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    burnspbesq says:


    My worst ever crush on a TV character? Claire Kincaid.

    Runner-up, although its not really close: Calleigh Duquense.

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    tombrady's brother says:

    I’m wondering what kind of spy gate problems are still festering in peoples heads here. After the steelers are shining beacons of righteousness right down to their headhunters james harrison, ryan clark and bushy hair (I’d rather hit somebody than watch the receiver)

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    rikyrah says:

    woman asks Willard

    “Is it patriotic to stash your money in the Cayman Islands?”

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    ZOMG Claire Kincaid. Yes, yes, yes.

    How about Abby Perkins?

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    I’ll see your Abby Perkins, and raise you Nurse Colleen McMurphy.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Oh, gosh, she was hot and everything else, too.

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    Cain says:


    West Wing is always a good choice, but I was definitely a Donna Fan, though Josh wasn’t good enough for her.

    I like watching old re-runs of Maude. Just awesome. I love that woman.

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    jl says:

    @rikyrah: Thanks. Good question. Answer sounds plausible, except I have read that Romney’s blind trust is not very blind, and I think the bit about offshore investments not affecting your taxes is Mittism (that is, somewhere between an equivocation and a lie).

    Why is Romney standing in this boxing ring type thing? Is that CPAC? Is the GOP slate going to duke it out as part of the festivities.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    The episode in which they killed Claire off was one of the most emotionally affecting hours of TV in the history of the medium.

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    Cassidy says:

    @jl: I just figure that there are a lot of people here who want to be more fit and people who are more fit who can offer guidance and advice in a less intimidating environment than a gym. Honestly, if I were running it, I’d put up an open thread once a week and ask that whoever wants to participate post a comment on what they did for the week. I think people work harder if they feel they are being more accountable; ina friendly, BJ, snarky way of course. Definitley a no judgement zone.

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    jl says:

    @Sentient Puddle: The only part of that comment I understood was ‘do my chores’, so I assume that was computer gamer talk.

    Or do people have to ‘do chores’ in WoW?

    That is a real question, do you have to chores in the game?

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    beltane says:

    @Carolinus: That put me in tears. It is even funnier than the rap video. For people who don’t want to watch, it features a deranged Andrew Breitbart shrieking “Behave yourself! Behave yourself! Stop raping the people!” at the OWS protesters.

    He looks like a high-school teacher that lost control of the class and is in the middle of a nervous breakdown. And this hysterical coward is a hero of the right?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    For half hours, it was when they killed off Henry Blake on M*A*S*H.

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    Jager says:

    I’m a extremely proud Grandpa today, the UCLA granddaughter is headed for a year at the Urban Planning Center at the University of Copenhagen. (The kid is an insane bike rider and she’s going to be living in one of the bicycle capitols of the universe. The kid does a century every other week and can crank 100 miles in less than 8 hours no matter the terrain.) So damn proud tonight!

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    Roger Moore says:

    I’m trying to recover from a couple of weeks of getting ready for an FDA audit. We’ve been running around like crazy for two weeks trying to get ready, and now we’re tired and stressed and need to recover so we’re in decent shape when the auditor actually gets here. I think ethanol will be involved in the relaxation process.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Do they have to “do chores” in WoW?

    Leveling is a seemingly endless series of chores (go pick up bundles of wood from around the area, please…and watch out for the wolves and bears!) then once you hit the level cap, it’s all do your dailies for gold (would you mind jumping into the canal and grabbing some canal crabs for the King’s dinner, hero?).

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    Sentient Puddle says:

    @jl: By chores, I mean those daily quests. The same set of things you do every day to grind out enough cash/commendations to further advance your character. And because it’s the same thing every day, it gets rather old rather fast.

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    robertdsc-PowerBook says:

    I just QB’d the Pats to the Madden 11 Super Bowl title. It was nice, but seeing Tom Brady shake hands with President Obama made me laugh.

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    The Fat Kate Middleton says:

    @Samara Morgan: Awww, Sami – giving you a hug – even tho you annoy the hello out of me. But so does my Aspy grandson, and I adore him.

    @Jager: You have every right to be proud as can be – go, Jager granddaughter!

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    The Fat Kate Middleton says:

    Oh …and after OD’ng on Damages, Shield and US of Tara, now watching Doc Martin. Love it.

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    ellie says:

    Drinking mojitos and skyping with my honey. And watching Burn Notice on DVD.

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    jl says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    @Sentient Puddle:

    Thanks for the info. So, I was wrong Sentient Puddle, I did not understand one dang thing in your comment.

    I would bomb at WoW. You have to do chores? No way no how for me.

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    gelfling545 says:

    Watching the first season of Sherlock. After dumping DirectTV I’m actually getting to see some of the shows I’ve been wanting to see on netflix.

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    Joe Lisboa says:

    You probably mentioned it already, Cole, but how far along are you in the West Wing? Second season yet?

    Why are we changing maps?

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    jl says:


    Well, I’m game. But look at Jager’s grandkid (congratulations Jager), sounds like we would hear about suprefit youngins that would just make us feel like old gimps.

    But let’s give it a try.

    Hey Cole! Hey!
    How about some fitness and physical exercise posts?

    I know some cool rails to trails out here in Californeyeyah and Nevada, should you ever be brave enough venture out here.

    Edit: frinstance, Bizz Johnson, and Merced River trail.
    Any BJers up for Bizz Johnson in a day? Woohaw, let’s go.

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    CaseyL says:

    Announcing Seattle BJ Meetup

    Next Saturday, Feb 18
    Sazerac, downtown
    Time open to negotiation; I’m thinking 6:30 pm

    Who’s in?

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    Narcissus says:

    I’d kill for a good Star Trek or Star Wars game that wasn’t an MMO. MMO’s are about as fun as a rectal probe.

    The bad kind of rectal probe, I mean.

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    patrick II says:

    @Samara Morgan:

    I like you Samara. You do get a little over-enthusiastic at times, but you’re smart and I like your energy.

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    BethanyAnne says:

    Tonight back to Minecraft, I think. Or starting a new toon in Skyrim. Not sure yet.

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    jl says:


    ” just QB’d the Pats to the Madden 11 Super Bowl title. It was nice, but seeing Tom Brady shake hands with President Obama made me laugh. ”

    What ! ? Partisan politics in Madden Football? Subliminal commie brainwashing, for sure. Rush will have a stroke.

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    freelancer says:

    I finished Netflix’s new show Lillyhammer last night. It’s good, not great (like a really good USA network production), but I love it as a way to provide content. Netflix has already resurrected Arrested Development for a 4th season and is remaking the BBC miniseries House of Cards with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey.

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    Bago says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: When you realize crank went from movie to taking the piss, you have a great time

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    burnspbesq says:

    Linsanity is growing exponentially.

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    JG says:

    I want to be CJ when I grow up….which means I need to start learning “The Jackal.”

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    eemom says:


    Where is Young Burnsy going?

    My oldest is a junior…..we will be starting our college trips on spring break.

    Over there on the shelf are some baby pix and her first little stuffed toy and a little pink hat with bears on it. I’m gonna be a basket case come fall 2013. : (

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @JPL: I saw your request earlier, I thought someone would have already answered you.

    This is her website. Laura Winzeler Designs

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    Mary Jane says:

    @Jager: Wow, she’s a dynamic athlete. Big congrats to her and proud Grandpa! I hope she has a great time in Copenhagen.

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    Violet says:


    Going to bed early tonight so ican get up and watch ManU – Liverpool at 4:45 a.m.

    It’s Six Nations rugby in this household tomorrow. And Sunday.

    I’ll add to the chorus praising the Colbert/Sendak interview segments. Funniest thing I’ve seen in ages. Maurice Sendak is amazing. Absolutely wonderful.

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    General Stuck says:

    My fridge is on the blink. And needs to be hit with a hammer every hour or two, to kick back on. It’s always something.

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    Cain says:


    I hope she’ll bet politically active and fight that transportation bill!

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    burnspbesq says:


    Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle.

    He had his audition for Juilliard today, and got whacked, along with 45 other outrageously talented kids.

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    Steeplejack says:


    What are we all into tonight?

    Just finished watching Inception. Whoa. Trippy. Taking a break, then maybe Archer and/or the last part of The Good, the Bad, the Weird. Sergio Leone meets Indiana Jones in Manchuria, Korean style.

    Also have been reading the Parker novels by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake). Up to the fourth one, The Mourner.

    I have been down in Atlanta the last week, and I feel like I have entered some parallel dimension to my “normal” life. Or maybe it’s just a dream. Heh. But it’s pleasant: old friends, good Mexican food, plenty of cat therapy available.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    I’m cleaning a couple of old Craftsman toolboxes I bought off of eBay. Having sneered at collectors (and American Pickers) for all these years, I’m astonished to find I have a toolbox Jones. Especially for the little Snap On metal boxes. But sheesh, people pay a lot for those suckers.

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    Bago says:

    @CaseyL: Wasn’t the Sazerac that downtown hotel bar popular in the 90’s?

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    Eric S. says:

    I made some bolognese sauce and pasta. I’m doing (have done) a number on a bottle of Zin. I got caught up a little more on Justified and watch Real Time. The New Rules joke about a second shooter still has me laughing.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, the monster is on a tear. The monster being this guy.

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    eemom says:

    @Samara Morgan:

    Child, you just keep on the tail of that smug little paultard Kain and I will graciously scroll past your other impish antics.

    Aside from my mother, you are the most persistent nag I’ve ever seen. And he has SO got it coming.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @burnspbesq: My worst crush on a TV character (showing my age here): Emma Peel, hands down.

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    trollhattan says:

    I’m watching Karl Pilkington get made up like a ladyboy and have a massage at a Thai women’s prison.

    Gervais gold.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason:

    You have nothing to apologize for. Full stop.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Jager: Cole you need a “let’s celebrate X” (X being whatever commenters want to celebrate) thread once in a while to alleviate the gloom an doom!

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    CaseyL says:

    @Bago: Very likely. I didn’t start going there until the early Aughts; I don’t know how popular it was in the 90s.

    I like the place. The food is very decent, and the drinks lovely. Plus I just like the look of the place.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @Samara Morgan: Yeah, you give people shit, but I keep reading it. Which puts you a notch ahead of Total Losers like Veritas.

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    Violet says:

    Haven’t started watching this season’s Idiot yet, but have them on the DVR. I love Karl. He’s so…Karl.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @eemom: It was tough when my oldest when off. We had tears driving away from the dorm … then he bailed and came back!

    He’s been back and forth a couple of times, joined the Guard, went to Basic, grew up, worked for a year, and we sent him off again in January. Hoping he’s ready to dig in and work hard at school this time.

    Funny, urns out I liked having him around. Pretty much the opposite of the way I felt when he was in middle school!

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    hitchhiker says:

    cj from the podium is the absolute best

    leo when he’s ragging at his team is inspiring

    josh when he’s being josh is a pure win

    sam is delicious no matter what

    the writers are my heroes

    but my favorite scene is glenn close in her first faux interview for a spot on the scotus

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    There’s an archived interview of Rene Fleming by Studs Terkel, so I’m listened to that. That’s what I’m doing.

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    Eric S. says:

    @Jager: A century every other week? That’s awesome. I’m impressed. Also congrats on her acceptance at University.

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    As for what I’m doing, mostly killing time and basking in the glow of Noora Räty’s 23rd career shutout earlier this evening.

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    trollhattan says:


    Dear lord, you’re in for a …I can’t call it a treat but taking your lead, full-on Karl. I’m watching him get mugged in Monkeytown.

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    I’m sitting here marveling at the events of the past week. The Obama re-election campaign gets an assist from Dirty Harry and Chrysler. Karen Handel gives us a two-fer by resigning AND providing a blow-by-blow account of Komen’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood. Obama performs a beautiful rendition of Rabbit Season/Duck Season that has the wingnuts screaming to the electorate “shoot me now, shoot me now!” Jeremy Lin hangs 38 points on the Lakers less than 24 hours after Kobe Bryant insists that the kid is beneath his notice.

    I thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that The Cosmic Pendulum of Justice is swinging left.

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    hamletta says:

    @freelancer: Aaaaggghhh! House of Cards?! Really?!

    God, I love the original. Ian “Do You Have Any Grey Poupon” Dude was genius. It’ll be hard to top.

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    Jay says:

    Is Ainsley Hayes supposed to be the wingnut Donna, or is that Kristin Chenoweth’s character from the final couple of seasons?

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    J.W. Hamner says:

    I’ve probably said this before… maybe last weekend… but Age of Consent is the absolute pinnacle of New Order’s musical achievements.

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    Maude says:

    @General Stuck:
    That used to work with the tv.

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    handsmile says:

    Things sure do get mellow here on these late night open threads….

    “Colleen McMurphy”: The actress who portrayed her, Dana Delaney, was a college classmate and acquaintance of mine. We acted in two plays together. We shared a dressing room.

    Television crush: “Joyce Davenport” (Hill Street Blues). The eternal allure and mystery of Woman.

    Maurice Sendak: Never saw him mostly naked. Never had a crush on him. But there was this interview/article on him in the Guardian not long ago:

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    cckids says:

    @eemom: My baby’s the same age, she desperately wants to go far away for college. But first, she wants to take 6 months & road-trip around the US. Yikes.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Is there anything more pathetic than a sniffle-boo Joan Walsh

    All this stupid dipshit has said all through this contraception thing is “shame on liberal Catholics for defending the Church”

    liberals such as CHRIS MATTHEWS and that French sounding foo foo from the Washington Post who backs up David Brooks on the Fascist Minute on NPR


    But rich worthless shits like Joan Walsh define themselves by pretending to be the only Catholics who matter so clearly all those plebe prole Catholics are all hypocrites and just up the bishops’ asses on contraception because otherwise Joan Walsh wouldn’t be THE SPECIAL ENLIGHTENED CATHOLIC

    Except Catholics who aren’t celebrities she jacks off under the table – hey! they ALREADY “agree” with her. They simply have the temerity to exist and vote, which Walsh doesn’t believe they do. And yet of course to Joan Walsh, they both don’t exist and must be shamed, I guess for not being Joan Walsh and having a column to whine about it

    Joan Walsh: go fuck yourself

    I will blame you for every woman the right kills from now on

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    eemom says:

    @Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason:

    That’s sweet. I’m sure he is going to make you proud.


    Yikes indeed.

    Growing up seemed like such a great idea a million years ago when I wanted to do it.

    Now, not so much. : (

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Seriously, the only cover the left needed on this was for people on the left to say, “Actually, a lot of Catholics don’t like the bishops. They think the bishops are nosy fucks who should stay out of politics.” I did what I could but CHRIST.

    Instead we get Joan Walsh throwing a temper tantrum over three columns in which she repeatedly asserts, using examples as wide-ranging as Chris Matthews From The News to E.J. Dionne From The News, that left-wing Catholics are all bishop-worshipers, except Joan Walsh! JOAN WALSH IS SPECIAL!

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    eemom says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    that French sounding foo foo from the Washington Post

    You mean EJ Dionne?

    You crack me up, you paradigm of progressivism you.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Joan Walsh would rather demean Catholics on the left by accusing them of supporting something they oppose than admit that she is not special for being a rich fucking liberal with a Web site

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    AA+ Bonds says:


    I am not a progressive. Progress is a fucking myth. People are savages and the world is in perpetual crisis. Civilization keeps us from murder and starvation.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    America has been around for the blink of an eye and we are one major food shortage away from chopping each others’ hands off in the streets.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    And this is why I believe in a strong state and a strong social safety net and a social and political system that brings the rich and haughty low in a soft peaceful manner before people can get pissed enough to figure they can do it all by themselves.

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    All this time Larry David was a BJ regular. Hoocoodanode? (I just got finished watching Whatever Works on DVD.)

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Fine, if all we’re going to get is CAN HAZ CHEEZBURGER from the peanut gallery, here’s your Democratic shark chum

    Max Blumenthal at Al-Akhbar explains how Romney’s Team Israel will throw a bunch of Americans into an industrial blender

    There, Republicans are bad blah blah blah

    He even has that big pseudo-Tory banner up where he makes the pun into “THE BLACK GUY IS LAZY”, it’s right there behind Romney in the link, click to feel the hate at this loathsome worm

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    suzanne says:

    @Samara Morgan:

    i give people shit and you doan liek meh.

    Because you’re a liar.

    Still waiting on your apology.

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    Yutsano says:

    @CaseyL: I’m in!

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    Jager says:

    @Cain: At 18 she was a regional co-ordinator for Obama in Santa Cruz she does what she always does, kick ass! She is a super kid and so is her cousin who is at NYU and spending this semester in Barcelona. Their Moms were great, the girls are even better considering the wild, rock n roll, fast car lovin’ dfh they have for a Grandpa.

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    Linnaeus says:


    I’m in for a Seattle B-J meet up!

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    Abstruse says:

    First time poster.

    Watching spy movies, playing drinking games with myself.

    Abstruse +4!

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    Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    America has been around for the blink of an eye and we are one major food shortage away from chopping each others’ hands off in the streets.

    That was my favorite episode of Muppet Babies.

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    Jager says:

    @Eric S.: She called me a couple of weeks ago and told me she and a friend had just gotten back from San Diego, they rode their bikes from Santa Monica and took the train back. When she was in high school she went on a group euro trip and rode from Switzerland to France to Rome and then spent 3 weeks working on an organic farm in Tuscany. When I was in high school I had a popcorn stand and tooled my hopped up ’48 Ford to the Kegs Drive Inn and thought I was quite the dude!

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Here’s a handy how-to from your pal, The Internet!

    1: Determine how much chum you need. For a one-day trip, you might need as much as five 5-gallon buckets of chum.

    2: Determine how much fish you need. One hundred pounds of fish produces about 15 gallons of ground-up chum.

    3: Get the fish. Whether you are buying or catching the fish, you will need a lot of it. Use small fish like herring and mackerel.

    4: Grind it up. With your electric grinder, grind up the whole fish into a bucket. Leave about an inch of space at the top of each bucket for freezing. Place the lid on tightly.

    . . . and that’s when I log onto BJ

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Have y’all had a LulzFinancial front pager yet about Bobby The Philanthropist Sager tonguing Bashar al Assad’s balls, or does real factual shit like a busted open email account revealing which rich white people have actively supported a dictator’s office of murder and oppression not bubble up here anymore

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    This is the problem with Democratic presidents, white liberals temporarily forget how to deal with non-whites in world events unless they’re shooting at them

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    AA+ Bonds says:

The Syria that I spent last week in does not resemble the sensationalist images that are endlessly played and replayed by the international media. Of course there are demonstrations and things that need to be changed, but is the relevant story that thousands of people are demonstrating? Or is it that in a country of approximately 21 million people that less than 1 out of 1000 are participating? The scintillating picture for TV is the mob scene, but the informed perspective is the statistic.

    –Bobby Sager on 3/25/11, hopefully found headless in a ditch on 2/11/12

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    MacKenna says:

    Donatella annoys the shit out of me.

    Love CJ, especially the episode where she visits her father who is facing an Alzheimers future.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    The best thing Bobby Sager could do right now is to drink nitroglycerin and roll himself into the Presidential palace


    What I am suggesting is that Bobby Sager should suicide bomb Bashar al Assad and then I would like Bobby Sager but would still not like the sort of people who watch TV shows about how rich and powerful elites are cool for deciding our lives

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    I refuse to watch any liberal porn that doesn’t actually have full hardcore fucking

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    Steeplejack says:


    Welcome to the monkey house. You’re off to a good start.

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    Legalize says:

    Jeremy Lin, baby. I can’t imagine what that kid’s world is like right now.

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    thalarctos says:

    @CaseyL: I’m in!

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    Yutsano says:

    @thalarctos: Counting four so far, five if MikeJ commits. And dollared still owes me a drink…

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    thalarctos says:

    @Yutsano: Sorry I couldn’t make the last one; sounds like it was a lot of fun.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:


    That’s sweet. I’m sure he is going to make you proud.

    Thanks, he already has. You sweat through the pre-teen years and try to avoid permanent damage (death, crippling injuries, addictions, convictions, pregnancies … did I miss any?) and then they turn out to be really really fine young men and you wonder how the hell did it happen?

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @cckids: There are probably ways to do the road trip in a group setting that are OK. I went to Spain after high school with a travel study group, which was pretty safe. Did two laps of the US later, solo, in my 20s, after I’d learned a little more.

    That’s what I’d recommend for her.

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