Morning Reads

Hooligan by Kiss. (It is “chicken salad, lunch meat” at 2:38. There can be no debate about this.)


  1. xdog says:

    A few of the latest tea party adventures.

    Christine O’Donnell won’t go away, Delaware gopers not happy:

    In Virginia, Gov Bob McDonnell is reeling and AG Ken Cuccinelli could follow:

    Steve King says if young latinos aren’t muling drugs, they aren’t trying:

    • sockpuppet says:

      Your side has the Detroit bankruptcy, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Bob Filner and ObamaCare. I would say that the two of you are pretty much even at this point.

      • xdog says:

        I don’t have a ‘side’ in the partisan sense but public clowns always amuse me. Sorry if that offends you.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      Mention of Virginia and Tea Party ought to mention E. W. Jackson, somewhat the VA version of Georgia’s Derrick Grayson, except that the guy’s already landed the Lt Gov nomination.

      Your mention of King caused me to want to check if King was running for the Senate. Not surprisingly after typing just the beginning of a bing search, “steve king i”, “steve king iowa stupid remarks” was second in the drop down after “steve king iowa.”

  2. Jon Lester says:

    Nunn’s team includes a C0ca-Cola executive. Her primary opponent is a doctor. Georgia Democrats need to ponder that.

    Then again, we’re talking about people who can simultaneously support both a boycott of Florida and Obama’s nomination of stop-and-frisk architect Ray Kelly to head DHS.

  3. “More proof that private conversations for private citizens are no longer private. To all you “liberty lovers”, it is stuff like this that demonstrates why the government you love to rail about is not the biggest threat to liberty in your life.”

    Most “liberty lovers” aren’t former Congressmen who have tweeted pictures of certain anatomical parts, nor are they current candidates for mayor of NYC. People in the public eye (politicians, celebrities, etc.) don’t expect to have the same level of privacy that most other people have if they make mistakes that the media could consider worthy of coverage.

  4. Noway says:

    Not being snarky, Ed. What is your point of that bulllet point you posted about privacy and what did David say that upset you?

    • Ed says:

      That if you can’t engage in a private conversation as a private citizen without having it brought up years later (or have allegations of said conversations, see: Paula Deen etc) then you don’t have any liberty. And that isn’t the government’s handiwork, it is society’s and these cases are happening more and more and more and will continue to do so the more ubiquitous recording technology becomes on phones etc (the last is just my belief but its pretty widespread now).

      Anyway, my problem with David is that he sees everything as a nail and that his only tool is a hammer and there are a number of greater threats but he doesn’t care about them because he only wants to fight the government. Granted there’s much less you can do to change society but its the whole idea that he refuses to see any other problem and then relates it all to the government.

  5. Noway says:

    Oh, ok. I agree on the privacy issues. It is troubling that there is no real privacy in any aspect of our lives anymore. I ran into an old friend of mine recently who has no cell phone and no internet. He has an old Ma Bell phone and land line and seems happy as a clam. Made me think for a split second about joining him.

    • saltycracker says:

      1. Your neighbor is not doing his part for the economy and isolates himself 🙂
      2. How many neighbors are on his party line ?

  6. mountainpass says:

    11Alive has interactive “Atlanta gun crime against teens” map at bottom of this article:

    “Atlanta gun crime against teens. We found twenty cases from our archives where teens were harmed. Scroll over the map to track those cases.”

    It’s padded with articles where police shot teens, and ones where teens shot themselves while in the commission of a crime.

  7. drjay says:

    making pipe bombs is an engaging inexpensive way to pass the time…or so i’ve heard, you know from other people, not me, i don’t do that…

    • sockpuppet says:

      A way to get around it would be to affiliate such counseling with churches so that it would be protected by the establishment clause.

  8. saltycracker says:

    We’re very happy Georgia added manufacturing jobs last year as long as it does not add to our taxes or fees to get ‘er done and related infrastructure is added with their new tax revenue.
    Just kidding, the lobbyists have already told me we had to pay up or someone else would.

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