Author Archives: Myiq2xu

Apocalypse Party Open Thread

If we gotta go, let’s par-tay!!!

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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!

Reason: The Fall Of Tam’s #6: How LA Regulated A Burger Stand Out of Existence Located on the corner of Figueroa and 101st Street in South Central Los Angeles, Tam’s Burgers has been a part of the neighborhood for almost … Continue reading

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Thursday Morning Open Thread

I stayed up late watching old episodes of Justified so I didn’t write a post. Sue me. BTW – The new season of Justified starts January 8th.

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They warned me if I voted for Mitt Romney that Social Security would get cut.

They were right: As part of the fiscal showdown negotiations, President Obama has proposed cutting Social Security for almost all current and future beneficiaries. Damn you Mitt Romney!

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I called it!

When Tim Scott was named to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate, I said: 3. If forced to acknowledge his race, the media will refer to him as a “token black”. Today’s New York Times: But this “first black” rhetoric … Continue reading

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Well played, Agent Orange, well played!

A very strong statement from Speaker Boehner: “Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American — 99.81% of the American people. Then the President will have a decision to make. He can call … Continue reading

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HOLY SHIT! Update: FAKE!!

Daily Caller: Next time you’re up North visiting America’s chilly hat — that’s Canada — don’t let small children out of your sight. That’s the takeaway lesson from a video that spread quickly Tuesday afternoon. The 60-second clip shows a … Continue reading

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What time will the world end?

The Mayan Apocalypse is rapidly approaching. Maybe. Assuming the Mayans were correct, here’s my question: What time will the world end? Will it end at the beginning of December 21st, or at the end? Will it end on local time … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast – A Tale of Two Events

Here’s why there won’t be any new gun control laws anytime soon: Small Protest Gathers in Front of NRA’s DC Office Around 60 to 75 protesters appeared in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Washington D.C. on Monday … Continue reading

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Racist S.C. Tea Partier Appointed To Senate

The Old White Men’s Club in Washington will be getting a colorful new member but not everyone is happy about it: NAACP welcomes Scott to Senate, expects no help from ‘small government’ lawmaker The National Association for the Advancement of … Continue reading

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Senator Daniel Inouye, RIP

WaPo: Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye has died at age 88, his office confirmed Monday night. His last words, according to a statement released by his staff, were “Aloha”. Inouye has been hospitalized since early December due to respiratory problems. … Continue reading

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Booman Wants To Know

Everybody’s favorite Kool-aid addict: Serious Question Do you feel any differently about the politics of guns than you did 48 hours ago? He asked it on Saturday so it’s more like 96 hours now, but otherwise it’s a fair question. … Continue reading

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A Not-So Happy Christmas

(Courtesy of Legal Insurrection) Just a reminder that the holidays aren’t always the best time of year for some people. We have servicemen far from home, college students living in dorms, elderly widows and widowers and lots of other people … Continue reading

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A Chilling Tale

The Anarchist Soccer Mom writes about her 13 year old son: I live with a son who is mentally ill. I love my son. But he terrifies me. A few weeks ago, Michael pulled a knife and threatened to kill … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Open Thread

I’m gonna be sleeping in until game time.

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Old Age Sneaks Up On You

Remember Herb Alpert? Remember that sexy, whipped-cream covered babe on the album cover? Her name is Delores Erickson and she is now 76 years old. Meanwhile the Rolling Stones are playing a concert in Newark tonight. (Mick and Keith are … Continue reading

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Simple Solutions Are For Simple Minds

If you have been following the discussions of yesterday’s shooting tragedy on the blogosphere and Twitter then you know that there is a vocal contingent on the left that believes that anyone who does not support gun confiscation is a … Continue reading

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The problem with crazy people

A visitor posted this comment last night: Nowadays, the mentally ill live with family or independently, and drugs are supposed to keep them safe and well. Would it be better if the mentally ill are instead kept in mental institutions? … Continue reading

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What happened yesterday is nothing new

Wikipedia: Brenda Ann Spencer (born April 3, 1962) is a convicted American murderer who, at the age of 16, carried out a shooting spree from her home in San Diego, California, on January 29, 1979. During the shooting spree, she … Continue reading

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Christmas Classics Open Thread

Every year there are certain “Christmas” movies I like to watch around this time of year: 1. White Christmas 2. It’s a Wonderful Life 3. A Christmas Carol (with Alistair Sim) 4. Miracle on 34th Street (original) 5. Bad Santa … Continue reading

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