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Posts by Don Joe

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  • A Michigan paper reports 4% lead in Republicans returning absentee ballots

    10/30/2016 4:31:47 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    Don Joe to TrumpCoat
    Among voters who have requested but not yet turned in a ballot, 50 percent are Democrats and 37 percent are Republicans.”

    How would they know? Michigan doesn't register people by party affiliation. You are either "registered to vote" or you're not.

    I'm registered to vote, and no one will know how I voted until they take a peek at my ballot by pulling it out of the absurd "privacy" (unsealed) envelope after I mail in my absentee ballot. And if they don't take a peek, then no one will ever know how I voted. My ballot will be fed into the machine, which will tally it up without knowing who I am.

  • Hillary Clinton has 'medical episode' at 9/11 ceremony, source says

    09/14/2016 12:54:13 AM PDT · 62 of 62
    Don Joe to georgiegirl
    Knees buckled, lost shoe, helped into the van. Van drove away with shoe under the van!

    She had to hurry into the van before it turned into a skunk cabbage at the stroke of 12 noon.

  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 5:10:57 PM PDT · 92 of 110
    Don Joe to Don Joe
    Clarification: Obama did not use the word "automatic" -- but, he did assert it by way of definition: He said the killer used an "assault rifle" which is an automatic rifle. ("Assault weapon" is the term of art, existing on paper, applied to rifles with cosmetics making them "look evil.")

    The term being bandied about today ("assault rifle") is clearly in the talking points, Bile O'Really being the latest to cough the hairball into the airwaves a minute or two ago.

  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 4:49:37 PM PDT · 89 of 110
    Don Joe to Vesparado
    I guess Bernie has been asleep from even before the unconstitutional 1986 gun control legislation was passed or else he would know that automatic weapons were effectively banned already. What a clueless moron!

    The talking points are bit more insidious than that. While everyone from Obama to Fox News has been parroting the word "automatic," no one seems to have noticed Obama's call (in not so many words) for the prohibition of "military" ammunition (which no civilian needs blah blah blah).

    As everyone here knows, "military" ammunition is the least deadly, due to the Geneva Conventions, which prohibit the use of soft/hollow point bullets, AKA common hunting and civilian defensive rounds.

    I forsee some brutally "comprehensive" legislation being fast-tracked at a rate to make heads spin.

    With respect to the "automatic" talking point, I am reminded of an early draft of the last "assault" weapons ban ("assault weapon" of course being a term of art, there being no such thing in the real world).

    In that draft, "semi-automatic" firearms were to be prohibited. In a separate place in the bill, "repeating" arms were defined as "semi-automatic"!

    Stroke of the pen, and all that.

    I suspect that the ban currently slogging its way through the process will be allowed to die on the vine. In its place will be introduced -- with great fanfare -- "The Mother of All Bans," putatively written in response to the latest act of war against us, but in reality, crafted over a period of months if not years, and waiting in the wings for the most opportune moment.

    I can't see much (other than token) opposition from either side of The One Political Party. And Obama, clutching to this as "His Legacy," will gladly trade off some scraps to the GOPe, just to ensure the lack of opposition.

    I am a crippled old man, but I weep for my children...

  • MSNBC's Joy Reid on Gay Nightclub Massacre: "Core Issue" Is "How Easy It Is To Get A Gun"

    06/12/2016 1:59:03 PM PDT · 123 of 130
    Don Joe to unixfox
    The wake up call will happen when one of these media outlets is attacked.

    I doubt it. It's already happened. Remember the anthrax attacks after 9/11, when an entire building where a tabloid was published had to be closed and sealed because it was fully infested with spores?

    I still believe that attack was in some way related to the 9/11 attacks. Didn't one of the known perps show up at a clinic with a bad case of anthrax shortly before the attack?

  • MSNBC's Joy Reid on Gay Nightclub Massacre: "Core Issue" Is "How Easy It Is To Get A Gun"

    06/12/2016 1:53:19 PM PDT · 122 of 130
    Don Joe to the OlLine Rebel
    What would she say if it was typical Moslem MO where the perp uses bombs?

    She'd say, "OK, we get the message. You're not happy with us. You're not pleased with us. But help us here... you have to work with us. Tell us what we can do to help you to like us. We're trying, we really are. But, with your help, we'll get there that much sooner."

    How's that sound. Close?

  • MSNBC's Joy Reid on Gay Nightclub Massacre: "Core Issue" Is "How Easy It Is To Get A Gun"

    06/12/2016 9:53:03 AM PDT · 64 of 130
    Don Joe to WENDLE
    Why was he allowed reentry into this country after weapons training in Afghanistan?

    That one's a no-brainer.

    The answer is: Because if we try really really hard to show them that we're really Nice People, they'll like us.

    And getting them to like us is what it's all about. Because then, we'll feel good about ourselves.

  • 28 Data Points: Biometrics in Michigan Schools?

    10/21/2015 9:13:29 PM PDT · 1 of 14
    Don Joe
    My child was given this sheet (two-sided) to bring home and fill out.

    In my opinion this is an effort to collect unique biometric identifiers on the children, and on the families. There are 28 data points, which should go a long way toward building a unique profile. (An additional field asks for "essay type" (free form) entry of parents' opinion, which would not be as useful as the essentially true/false data in the rest of the form).

    My wife is more of a "go along to get along" type person, and laughs at my concerns. When I mention the "Utah Facility" she says I am paranoid.

    Well, if my concerns about massive data collection/profiling are "paranoia," then what would you call the motivation for the construction of a monumentally huge structure with facilities intended to store hundreds if not thousands of years' worth of data on every communication in the country?

    But, I digress.

    Since we live in the age of "consensus science" I'd like to know what is the consensus on this form, and the data collection it represents. Are my concerns warranted?

    By the way, while searching for information on this topic, I learned that Michigan has passed a law "restricting" schools from performing biometric scanning. This type of data collection seems to me to be a largely viable alternative to scanning -- in my opinion, it seems to provide a large number of biometric data points, without stumbling over any legal tripwires.

    By the way, the teacher/school/website that has the page online (at the linked URL) is unrelated to my child's school. I found it while searching for information on this topic. It is the only copy of the form I've found online -- this teacher (with the website) apparently posts her homework assignments online.

    In closing, I find it curious that this document, apparently spreading across the public schools in the state (a teacher I know has informed me that her school also uses it), maintains such a low profile -- absolutely no searchable data on it that I've been able to find, other than the one copy that slipped into a teacher's online homework assignment.

  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    09/02/2015 2:48:15 AM PDT · 431 of 479
    Don Joe to COBOL2Java
    I'll vote for Jeb when Terri Schiavo endorses him.

    And that alone is one reason I shall never vote for him.

    And to all who say that's like a vote for h. -- So what?

    Frankly, I see no difference between them. Neither will get my vote.

  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    09/01/2015 10:50:14 PM PDT · 430 of 479
    Don Joe to Squantos
    Some have left that I miss, hoping they didn’t join the snark and bark anti-freepers..... Hopefully they just lurk and listen but stayed.

    Some of us are just getting old, and tired.

    In my case, old, sick, and tired. Literally.

    My health is quite poor, and as I inch toward 70,and worry about what kind of world we leave for our children... It's just so sad.

  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    07/26/2015 10:05:09 AM PDT · 396 of 479
    Don Joe to flaglady47
    Guiliani, by the way, held his liberal beliefs throughout his run for President. He did not retract or modify his beliefs on gay marriage, abortion, etc. He came into his campaign with those beliefs. He has kept those beliefs to this very day. He has not have an epiphany at any point in time in his life, he has stayed hardfast in those beliefs to this very moment. Guiliani has a true liberal streak.

    And lets not forget who he anointed to follow him as Mayor of NYC (ugh!)

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/19/2013 8:06:55 AM PST · 565 of 650
    Don Joe to Blue Turtle

    I imagine that today for that family will likely be spent deciding whether to remind the rocket scientists at the network of THEIR terms — and walk. They don’t need the money, they don’t need the grief, they don’t need the NETWORK — or the show.

    Or, as an alternative, they could drive to the big city, and get a few things: haircuts, shaves, expensive tailored suits, wingtip shoes, and the fittings necessary to quickly refinish their offices into something that would be at home at — in fact, indistinguishable from — any high ranking executive suite with a corner office.

    They can then resume filming — speaking, of course, in proper upscale ivy league English, as they go about the truly exciting business of taking calls about production, component delivery from vendor plants, golf scores, and all the other stuff that makes REAL corporate life so exciting that it’s TOO exciting for any television or film producer to handle.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket.


  • G.O.P. Senators Signal Possible Breakthrough in Gun Debate

    04/10/2013 8:56:15 AM PDT · 95 of 98
    Don Joe to wny
    What part of “...shall not be infringed...” Don’t these pukes undestand?

    The words.

  • Osama bin Laden's body buried at sea

    05/02/2011 4:21:16 AM PDT · 48 of 71
    Don Joe to BIGLOOK
    Just an aside....when has our Feckless Leader ever found time to make a speech so soon, so quickly, so choreographed?

    For that matter, when has Beloved Leader EVER given a presentation with only ONE teleprompter?

    I couldn't believe it when I saw him facing forward, and NOT constantly bobbleheading to the left and right teleprompters, in his pathetic effort to appear natural.

    And sure enough, after a while, you could see his head trying to wander to one side or the other, and then him catching it and snapping it back to the single prompter in the center (evoke visions of the hand with a mind of its own in Dr. Strangelove). And then, he started doing RAPID left-right-left-right-left-right head twitches -- very little movement but quite rapid.

    (I'm waiting for some wag to take one of his dronefests (any of them would suffice) and then speed up the tempo a bit, and strip out the audio track, and replace it with a musical background -- The Crazy Syncopated Clock -- with Beloved Leader's head bobbing left and right in sync with the music, a visual clock pendulum tracking the tick-tock tick-tock in the music.)

  • U.S. tests bin Laden's DNA, used facial ID: official

    05/02/2011 3:13:30 AM PDT · 19 of 54
    Don Joe to Sarah-bot
    Hair does not prove that he is dead.

    And a DNA test does not prove that he is OBL.

    The only thing a DNA test proves is that "a member of the bin Ladin family" was a match for the DNA sample they obtained a few years ago from another member of the massive bin Ladin family.

    Waiting for the other shoe to drop... and fearing this is a play on the Reichstag fire gambit.

  • Jury finds that Jones's protest would breach peace

    04/22/2011 10:00:56 PM PDT · 97 of 163
    Don Joe to 353FMG

    “This is a Christian Nation....”

    The Founders meant it to be that way, but they failed to state so in the Constitution.

    Then exactly what "Lord" were they talking about when they SIGNED AND SEALED The Constitution using THIS language (IN The Constitution)?

    Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names...
  • Glenn Beck Takes on Google

    02/18/2011 12:02:25 AM PST · 25 of 25
    Don Joe to af_vet_rr
    Anybody find it ironic that Glenn Beck's news website, The Blaze and his personal website are still using Google's software. Look at the source, it's towards the bottom - Google Analytics. It would only take about a minute to remove that code from both sites.

    No more ironic than this site using it.

    I block all that crapola with the NoScript add-on to Firefox. Don't leave home without it!

  • Hitler 'had Jewish and African roots', DNA tests show

    08/31/2010 2:36:12 PM PDT · 27 of 27
    Don Joe to Pollster1
    There is obviously no parallel between Hitler and Obama

    Riddle for ya: Name the ruler of a country, who was not born in the country he ruled, yet, succeeded in creating a "fundamental transformation" of the country he ruled.

  • Should I Do This?

    08/24/2010 11:17:29 PM PDT · 63 of 65
    Don Joe to Awgie

    I know I’m in the distinct minority here, but please allow me to register my vote AGAINST this action, because you need to think through the reaction you are apt to endure.

    Those in power are endowed with that magical combination of unlimited power, zero accountability, the ability to get away with pretty much anything they want, and the ability to change the rules on the fly to ensure an outcome beneficial to them and them alone.

    If you DO decide to go ahead, you need to brace for incoming — i.e., do NOT be surprised if you are slapped with a bunch of “paper” for your “crimes” (employment law violations, wage and hour violations, failure to provide safe working conditions, failure to provide workers comp insurance, failure to withhold taxes, failure to REMIT withheld taxes, etc., etc., etc. (Not to mention zoning violations, and anything else they can think of and/or make up.)

    WHY would they do stuff like that?

    Because they can.

  • S.Korea detects 'massive' N.Korea troop deployment

    08/24/2010 10:56:14 PM PDT · 88 of 91
    Don Joe to soycd
    When NK becomes a refugee camp how many will get a free ticket to the US? Instead, I would hope we just send them ships of grain and the rest of the world pitches in.

    NO way can we afford to feed them all!

    Perhaps they'd be willing to compromise? Maybe we could simply issue them motor-voter registrations (and mail them absentee ballots), and let them vote in our elections, WITHOUT having to feed and house them?

    Hey, this could work for OTHER countries too! Just think of the savings! We would no longer be having to provide food, medical care, and other social benefits!

    I wonder if these good people would be willing to settle for that kind of compromise?

    Probably not (being realistic about it). So, most likely, they'll come here, and we'll have to feed, house, and care for them.

    And, of course, they'll still get those motor-voter cards anyway.

    And people wonder why it is that the democrats don't worry about losing power? This, combined with the idiocy of The Stupid Party (watch -- see if we DON'T have Romney running against Bambi -- with Palin's endorsement!) -- I'm resigned to the handwriting on the wall. It was a fun couple hundred years. Now, welcome to the dreary gray future of socialist utopiahell.

  • BREAKING: McCain Wins Primary (Idiot Republicans on Parade)

    08/24/2010 9:28:09 PM PDT · 183 of 472
    Don Joe to sheana
    I keep saying that I have no hope for the voters turning this country around. This is a perfect example of why.

    It has been hopeless for quite a while. Hey, it's not as if Martians visited every election day for the past few decades and elected the chumps that have put us into this mess, and are currently running the show.

    The same voters who elected the idiots in charge... are the same voters who'll give us the NEXT bunch of idiots.

    I am more or less of a "retired voter" at this point. I am old, I am disabled, and I have no incentive to waste my time pissing into the wind -- or any other form of windmill-tilting.

    The electoral process is broken beyond repair. My main hope is that my lousy health will spare me the REALLY bad hell on earth that I see coming down the pike, but I do fear for my children, who will have to live through the global madness.

    Two closing comments: You think THIS is bad, then wait a while, and see how you feel when that smarmy toad Romney is running for President -- with Palin's endorsement in hand.

    My goal is to at least once a week view that video of Romney showing his stuff, demanding to be taken seriously as a firm defender of "a woman's right to choose" (what a slimy slogan). Unfortunately, I don't have the stomach for it, so, I'll probably only watch it once a month or so.

    Show it to OTHERS? Why bother? They'll just tell me that I have to be gung-ho for thelesseroftwoevils. Sorry, I played that game until I got tired of VOTING FOR EVIL -- and getting it, too! No DECENT "viable candidate"? Fine, then I won't bother voting.

    Still kicking myself for having let myself think Palin was some reason to hope. Oh, well, I wasted a few months in misguided optimism, and then she showed me what a fool I was being.

  • Greg Gutfeld Tells Glenn Beck About ‘Suspicious Packages,’ His Ground Zero Muslim Gay Bar

    08/12/2010 6:39:47 PM PDT · 26 of 27
    Don Joe to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    The Muslim Outreach-around Ragtime Band


    Dar al-Bath

  • Glenn Beck TV Thread August 12th 2010

    08/12/2010 3:22:43 PM PDT · 41 of 54
    Don Joe to combat_boots

    “BOR is irritating.”

    You are too charitable to the man.

    There’s a sound clip of Mark Levin tearing Zeroeilly a new one (explaining perhaps his distinctive ability to spout his BS in stereo? [g]), the copy I saved is titled “Mark_Levin_rips_Bill_O_Reilly” — a quick web search turns up two likely sources (I am on a modem connection and can’t verify them):

    (Although it’s a video file, it’s not a “video” per se — it’s audio, from his radio show, with a photo of Levin on screen while he speaks.)

    This is absolutely MUST-hear material for anyone who is disgusted with that arrogant dimwit.

    It’s always on the MP3 player in my pocket. You never know when you might run into someone who *respects* that schmuck! ;)

  • Glenn Beck TV Thread August 12th 2010

    08/12/2010 3:06:02 PM PDT · 31 of 54
    Don Joe
    God Bless Glenn Beck.

    The man has three righteous brass balls and he's not afraid to use them.

    Someone with "art skills" needs to work up an "Emperor's New Clothes Award" and dedicate it to Glenn Beck. It is both amazing, and tragic THAT it is amazing that so FEW are willing and/or able to speak the obvious truth to a generation sotted with bread and circuses.

    I fear for our children... snd, I fear for Beck. The powers he challenges -- by shining the spotlight on them -- are IMO capable of truly desperate efforts to shut him up.

    If they are unable to silence him by mockery and ridicule and other radical "social engineering" tactics, then I doubt they would hesitate to up the ante, if they think they could get away with it.

    And it sure seems like they think they can get away with anything.

  • J. Christian Adams: You Deserve To Know — Unequal Law Enforcement Reigns at Obama’s DOJ

    06/29/2010 8:34:41 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    Don Joe to RobinOfKingston
    “Arbeit macht frei” comes to mind.

    "Barack Obama will require you to work."


    06/29/2010 1:59:55 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    Don Joe to east1234
    So do i no longer need a CCW?

    Correct! MILLIONS of people go through life without carrying concealed weapons, and you can legally be part of that crowd!

    Can I legally convert a semi to full auto?

    Of course you can!

    First, remove the trailer hitch. Next, add a rear seat. Then, add a quieter muffler to the exhaust stack, and attend to any emissions control issues, to comply with auto laws. Finally, exchange the semi registration for regular auto plates, and you'll be set!

  • Gun Rights prevail in Supreme Court

    06/29/2010 1:43:55 PM PDT · 104 of 105
    Don Joe to devolve
    I heard on FNC about 10 min ago that Kagan now “promises” to be unbiased if confirmed to SCOTUS

    That's hilarious. Did they ask her to define "unbiased"?

    I missed that knee-slapper, but I managed to catch another one -- I heard her say that it was important for the Supreme Court to be sensitive to the will of the people and current social opinions (rough paraphrase, if anyone has verbatim please post it) when rendering its decisions.

    Silly me, I thought they were supposed to render their decisions in light of THE CONSTITUTION, rather than current "crowd logic" -- what this dolt advocates is nothing less than the official sanctification of mob rule.

    The basis of our Constitutional PROTECTIONS is that "fifty percent plus one" may NOT lynch me if they don't like the shape of my nose.

  • Gun Rights prevail in Supreme Court

    06/29/2010 1:32:27 PM PDT · 103 of 105
    Don Joe to wastedyears
    So what would this mean for NYC?

    Nothing, of course.

    I mean, let's be realistic, OK?

    Wake me up when they repeal the Sullivan law...

  • Vanity: Kindle Vs. Nook (Any opinions?)

    06/28/2010 1:44:27 PM PDT · 47 of 48
    Don Joe to Eepsy
    I can second calibre. I have thousands of books, and it makes it really easy to find the particular one I want. Much superior to Sony’s bundled software. Plus, the ability to automatically fetch and convert rss feeds/news sites is fantastically useful.

    It's definitely commercial-quality software... no, I take that back -- it's BETTER than commercial quality. Literally.

    He could easily charge real money for it, and people would gladly pay -- people who'd rather use it instead of the "bundleware" that comes with their readers.

    I've barely scratched the surface in what it can do, it's incredibly powerful -- has a very comprehensive commandline interface in addition to the GUI -- is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux -- and, has built-in ebook reader, which can be run from inside the main program OR as a standalone (I told Windows to use its ebook reader as my default for all of the typical ebook formats, so, when I doubleclick on LIT or EPUB etc etc etc, it pops up instantly and I'm in the books, without having to load the main program. It can even read PDF files (and, the main program can convert from PDF and HTML as well as "normal" ebook formats).

    Unlike most freeware (and all too much commercial software), it has a GOOD help file (in the form of a cross-indexed EPUB file) that you can download -- it's like 6MB or so -- it's all online on the website (in HTML format), but, if you download the standalone, you can load it right into the program. If you NEED to use DRM'd content, then you need to use the proprietary software that comes with your reader, but for NON-crippled content, you really can't beat calibre. (I doubt I'll ever need DRMware, unless our "local" (ur-rural) library ever gets into ebook lending, so I can't really see myself inflicting the Sony software on myself. Baen despises DRM, and refuses to put it on any of their ebooks -- for six bucks I bought that novel, which gives me lifetime right to download it in ANY format, and/or read it online any time I want. A pity other publishers aren't that clued. Fortunately, my tastes in fiction run pretty much along the lines that they publish (hard-SF), and between them and Gutenberg I just don't have enough eyes (or enough years left in my life) to really worry about having to fork out nutso fees for crippled ebooks that I won't be able to back up, move to a different reader if I upgrade.)

    One last item -- someone said that their Sony 300 could ONLY be charged via USB, and ONLY when the godawful Sony software was running. The 600 is a bit more flexible -- it will charge as soon as it's plugged into the computer, without ANY software running -- unfortunately, it will NOT charge if it's connected to a USB charger (the display says "USB" but the charging LED doesn't light up), BUT... it DOES have a cylindrical jack for a 5V charger, and I ordered a couple from ebay for something like three or four bucks each, free shipping, after someone on Woot mentioned them:

    charger/power upply on ebay

    The main benefit of this sort of charger -- besides not needing a computer fired up -- is that it'll let me use the reader while charging (with USB, the reader goes into "USB mode" -- it charges, it lets you sync, copy files to/from the player -- but, it does NOT let you READ anything until after you disconnect it. With the "normal" charger, that's not an issue).

    I don't know if those chargers are still available (I just pasted in the link, ebay takes forever to load over my dialup modem), but, if they're out, it'll at least show you what kind of charger to look for.

  • Vanity: Kindle Vs. Nook (Any opinions?)

    06/28/2010 11:33:26 AM PDT · 37 of 48
    Don Joe to Don Joe
    "we're talking like close to 64 MB total if your wallet can take it

    I obviously meant GIGAbytes, argh!

  • Vanity: Kindle Vs. Nook (Any opinions?)

    06/28/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT · 36 of 48
    Don Joe to C19fan
    I picked up a Sony PRS-600 from Woot for about $120. I have close to three hundred books in it, and there's still over a hundred megabytes free -- and I still haven't inserted a memory card (it can hold TWO, so we're talking like close to 64 MB total if your wallet can take it, and more thousands (or hundreds of thousands?) of books than my mind can comprehend.

    The "ePaper" display is a real battery-miser compared to an LCD -- we're talking several multiple DAYS of use (or longer), compared to a few HOURS for an LCD device. It is the least eyestrain-inducing display medium. (All of the popular readers use the SAME actual ePaper display, BTW.)

    Unlike the high-priced/big-name readers, the Sony is METAL, and, unlike most readers, it accepts a wide variety of ebook formats.

    Better yet, with the free "calibre" ereader management suite -- MUCH nicer than the official software -- you can convert nearly ANY ebook format, and load it onto the reader (it supports a variety of readers, not just the Sony) -- or, download hundreds of newspapers, magazines, etc, and load them into the reader).

    It has fantastic organization tools, a very well-thought out database, and makes ebook management unbelievably easy -- I downloaded it after reading one post after another by people raving about how good it was -- and they were telling the truth.

    I have a total of six bucks invested in content -- I bought one book from Baen (Live Free or Die -- a "first contact" SF novel) -- all the rest are thanks to stuff like Gutenberg and the Baen free library. I'll probably buy a few more books, but there is SO much excellent stuff in the public domain (and, in the case of Baen, non-public domain, but, given away as free advertising for their other stuff).

    To everyone saying why buy an e-reader when you have a laptop, the answer is obvious to anyone who's used both types of devices -- a laptop is big and heavy and cumbersome, compared to an e-reader (my Sony, with the big screen (they have a smaller pocket-size model too) is approximately the size of a THIN paperback book. My laptop? NO comparison!

    Plus, the laptop eats the battery like it's going out of style, whereas the Sony just keeps on keeping on.

    A device smaller than a typical paperback book, able to hold hundreds (thousands, if I pop in a five dollar memory card), weighing a few ounces, with a battery life that's just bleepin' unreal... or, a big, heavy laptop, with a bulky screen, a huge keyboard, a battery-eating processor, memory, disk, display....

    NO contest!

  • China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’

    06/14/2010 12:40:56 PM PDT · 52 of 110
    Don Joe to WoofDog123

    I honestly think china would be a lot smarter about anything of the sort than hirohito was.

    For one thing, I expect they can take down parts or much of our electrical grid at will. The years-long reports of huge state-sponsored hacking in china, coupled with grid penetration reports over the years, make a lot of sense in that context. A few days in major cities with no power, and foreign wars are the last thing fedgov is going to care about.

    Over the past decade or so, I have noticed that seemingly every small town in "America's Heartland" has gained one or more Chinese restaurants. It was not THAT long ago that when someone "in flyover country" wished to eat at a Chinese restaurant, it was necessary to drive for an hour or longer -- each way -- in order to find the closest one.

    Now, though, they are springing up like mushrooms after a rain, and, seemingly operated by Chinese nationals with little if any "ties to the community."

    In the very small town in Michigan near where I live, there was one that was busted by INS/ICE a few years ago. The owner -- a Chinese national -- had used the business as a conduit for bringing in a LOT of illegal aliens from China. Ironically, the feds must have had to climb over the illegal MEXICAN aliens in order to get to the Chinese business (as of last census, my very rural township out here in "God's Country" is approximately 25% "hispanic" (no, not from Hispaniola -- we're talking of illegal Mexicans, who are able to reside here openly with no fear of apprehension. I have heard on the grapevine that the big packing house in the area employs numerous illegals, with no fear of being raided -- the word on the street is that the local check-cashing counter laughs at how all the different employees from that outfit have the SAME greencard number.)

    But, I digress.

    Given China's open hostility toward us -- their military openly referring to us as "the enemy" and the book they wrote -- military manual for our conquest, titled "Unrestricted Warfare" that outlines asymmetric tactics in detail, I am expecting that WHEN they decide it's time to take us down, there will be a large number of "restaurant workers" who show up "at the restaurant" in the wee hours of the night, and then quietly file out, spreading out into the countryside to do their missions (knocking down power distribution lines, blowing up- telephone exchanges, police stations, etc., etc., etc.)

    I fear for our childrens future.

  • US Targets Israel as Anti-Nuke Conference Begins

    05/03/2010 10:38:10 AM PDT · 25 of 35
    Don Joe to DrC
    No doubt he believes that had he been in Chamberlain’s shoes, he could have averted WW II.

    Please... let's try to avoid that kind of emotionalism and hyperbole. It does no one any good.

    More realistically, he most likely believes that it was only Chamberlain’s efforts that prevented WWII from being really bad.

    Clearly, it's time to rehabilitate this misunderstood and unappreciated Man of Peace, and emulate his worthy efforts, rather than persist in the sort of jingoistic warmongering running dog capitalistic... um, what I mean is, we can't allow those Je... I mean, there is ONE party in the region that serves as an impediment to peace. Certainly no reasonable state can object to the simple logic that would have the world deal decisively with the sole remaining obstacle to a true, lasting peace in the region?

    In short, his Final Solution to the Middle Eastern Problem will be swift, decisive, and a real vote-getter among the rising demographics that... oh, dear, there I go again, digressing into underlying "stuff" that doesn't really matter for us little folks.

  • US Targets Israel as Anti-Nuke Conference Begins

    05/03/2010 10:29:37 AM PDT · 24 of 35
    Don Joe to Nachum
    The United States is working with both Egypt and Russia to rid Israel of its nuclear weapons Jews

    There, I fixed that typo for ya.

  • Steve Jobs: mystery patent pool to attack Ogg Theora (Attacks Open Source?)

    05/03/2010 10:08:44 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    Don Joe to ConservativeMind
    I wonder how his fans will take this.

    I'm sure they'll take it "like a man."

    They're a remarkably consistent lot.

  • Study links dogs, not cats, to kids' asthma risk

    05/01/2010 6:04:42 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    Don Joe to jimt

    Clearly a study by cat worshippers.

    Cats provoke allergies in me like no other animal. And unfortunately few have any desirable redeeming qualities.

    I think the cat spittle from “washing themselves” is a part of the problem. That tongue’s been LOTS of other places.

    Let me preface this by saying that I am NOT "a cat lady" -- I'm a cranky old bastard who has owned many dogs and cats over the numerous decades I've walked this earth. I'm probably the LAST person that anyone would think of as the classic "cat lover."

    That said, I have a house full of cats -- mainly "throwaways" and "drop-offs" that were abandoned by my farm, and I took in, out of pity. Hard to say "no" to a starving kitten that's scratching by the glass door in below zero weather, pleading for some shelter and something to eat -- a kitten that will die a miserable death if I do not open that door -- while I stand there warm and well-fed.

    Now, THAT said, some observations: MY dogs -- perhaps not representative of ALL dogs -- would have given PIGS a bad name, had they been born with pug snouts and short curly tails and dumped into a pigpen.

    My first realization of just how, um, "unique" their tastes ran was about a week after I'd killed, cleaned, and cooked a snapping turtle.

    Snapping turtle, for those who have never tasted it, is -- properly prepared (parboiled, peeled, gutted, cleaned, then cut up into sections, boiled, and THEN breaded and deep-fried) is absolutely delicious. A true delicacy. Does it "taste like chicken"? Hell no! More like LOBSTER if you ask me.

    Well, anyway, about a week after I'd cooked that turtle -- having taken the guts, scales (each shell section has one huge scale), head, and so forth far from my home, and buried it, my dog came into the house, and the aroma was deadly.

    The dog was in absolute... gee, I almost said "hog heaven" but the stench would have sent hogs fleeing, screaming into the woods.

    You have not smelled "disgusting" until you've smelled week-old fully ripened turtle guts, which, having rotted to that state, have then been ROLLED in by your dog, who made sure to really work at rolling in them, to ensure that his fur absorbed as much of that aromatic canine goodness as possible.

    He then came inside to share the blessing.

    It was beyond the "bad enough to peel the paint off the walls" level. Words cannot express HOW vile that stench was. (A can of "Fresh Skunk Aroma" air freshener might have been an improvement. Literally!)

    I have since then learned that dogs -- well, MY dogs, at least, have a predilection for rolling in stuff that stinks to high heaven. And let's not even think about how they love diaper baskets -- at least when they're filled with "loaded" diapers. Nothing is as tasty as a goopy pantload, if you're a dog.

    That is, noting is that tasty except for ONE thing -- the "candy" that the cats leave in the litterbox.

    My cats, on the other hand, are pretty fastidious about what they'll eat, and they won't even THINK about rolling in carrion or feces.

    And yes, they DO lick their own butts -- like pretty much ALL animals. So, if you refuse to let your cat lick you, because of "where his tongue has been" -- well, try to think of where your DOG'S tongue has been before you let HIM lick you.

    And then there was the time when I was laying in bed, "sick like a dog" with the flu, pretty much SO sick that I was unable to move. My dog walked up to me and stopped, looking me right in the face. She had a certain look (dogs CAN show different emotions -- if you doubt it, wait until your dog keeps a stranger in his position by going nose to nose, with his ears pinned back and his fang bared, letting out a low rumble in the stranger's face).

    She gave me that look for about fifteen seconds, while I laid there, feeling like death warmed over, wondering what the heck was going on.

    And then, my dog decided that yup, I was indeed in VERY rough shape, and thus, she decided to help me. So, she puked in my face.

    If I was a puppy, unable to move, that would have been my pre-digested, easy to eat meal.

    But, I wasn't a puppy.

    My cats have never tried to help me when I'm sick by barfing in my face. But, they CAN tell when I'm sick, and they'll huddle up next to me to keep me warm. I've seen them do the same thing for other cats that were sick. One of our favorite cats, during her last days, when nothing the vet did was able to help her, would ALWAYS have two cats sitting right next to her, one on each side. They took turns, even one normally very timid guy who NEVER snuggles up with ANY other cat (he's a "people cat" rather than a "cat cat"). During her final days on earth, he took his turn cuddling next to her to comfort her and keep her warm, while another cat would take up station on her other side.

    In some ways, they show a lot more humanity than most humans, if you ask me.

    BTW, my cats and dogs have gotten along quite nicely with each other, too. That whole "fight like cats and dogs" thing must apply only to really maladjusted (or mistreated/abused) pets.

    My cats are every bit as loyal and friendly as any of my dogs have ever been. Yeah, cats will SEEM to be standoffish, UNTIL they know that they can trust you. They're not stupid. Once they determine that you're NOT a threat to them, they'll warm right up to you, come over to be pet, play with you (and NOT "just to get you to feed them" -- a happy cat will ignore a full bowl of food so that he can play with you, or just sit by you -- on your lap, or next to you on a chair, or just on the floor by your feet).

    They are initially wary, and for good reason. One of my cats is semi-neurotic -- terrified of most children (he will run and hide if possible, or, if cornered, growl and hiss and try to scare them) -- but he's a total fool for grown-up people (purrs, rubs against your hand o get you to pet his head, etc.) All I can figure is that some SOB kids had abused him before we rescued him from under our car, half-starved and terrified.

    It bugs me how cats get the shitty end of the stick so much -- how normally decent people will treat them, and how often they're abused (and how "acceptable" it's become TO abuse them).

    As to allergies, there's no figuring. I'm allergic to so many things that it's pointless to try to keep track of them (my allergist visits began with most of the grid of "pricks" on my back being inflamed, and ENDED when an allergy shot nearly killed me (literally), AFTER having waited for the required time in their office after the shot, and then hitting me, hard, while driving home (nearly an hour drive, and the office closed after I'd left). After that, I stopped with the allergy shots. It was just too damn scary going through that.

    Growing up, spring through fall was "nasal hell" due to nonstop INTENSE hayfever (a real bitch for someone who loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, picking berries, etc.)

    Yet, I am NOT allergic to cats!

    Go figure.

  • Phony track worker rigs subway terror scare in bizarre cyanide suicide try

    05/01/2010 4:48:40 AM PDT · 53 of 54
    Don Joe to LibertyRocks

    “The page you requested was not found.”

    That’s what I get when I try to view this page:

    And that page is what I find when I search for “Aaron Fetto” +islam via google:

    Curiouser and curiouser...

  • Sunday Night With Bill Cunningham 4/18/2010

    04/18/2010 9:57:12 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    Don Joe to SpaceBar

    Did he just say what i thought I heard him say? Something about “everyone believed that Barack Hussein Obama had WMDs”? (while apparently meaning to refer to “the other Hussein”)?

    This was while he was scolding a caller for sloppy language?

    Oh dear...

  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! (5 April 2010)

    04/05/2010 2:59:51 PM PDT · 57 of 68
    Don Joe to combat_boots

    Is it just me, or did Beck’s closing monologue tonight (before the 5:55PM break) sound like his Opus?

    Are the bastards winning? Are they getting Rupert to cut his losses, get rid of Beck, and stick with the non-”offensive” moneymakers?

    I hope my take on this stuff is completely wrong, but it sure sounded like he was giving a “so long, be brave, hang in there” farewell speech.

  • It's Official: The Bart Stupak Abortion Health Care Act

    03/21/2010 1:31:57 PM PDT · 148 of 278
    Don Joe to CyberAnt

    There are about 30 undecideds .. and they could end up voting NO, because of the EO against abortion, because many of their constituients WANT ABORTION FUNDING.

    Soooooo .. lets just let it play out and see what happens.

    And what makes you think that Zero didn't give THEM an E.O. too? Give one to Bart Dupa, promising that abortions won't be funded by this bill -- and another to the pro-aborts, promising that abortions WILL be funded via a SEPARATE process?

    I knew the fix was in when the talking heads on Fox were acting all squirrely about Barti's presentation (in the time leading up to it). It was obvious that they knew that what he was going to say was going to be the game-changer. I swear, if I lived near those folks I'd seriously love to play poker with 'em. They do the same thing every election -- pretend that they're waiting for some news bit, when they already KNOW what it's going to be, play-acting the role of eager journalist waiting for the facts.

  • Federal government responds to Montana Firearms Freedom Act

    01/24/2010 7:32:12 AM PST · 120 of 131
    Don Joe to Idabilly
    So? Take it via eminent domain. I believe the Supreme Court had decreed that it's okeydoke IF you can show that it will be transferred to developers who will generate positive tax revenue over the current owners. Give it out to homesteaders who will promise to develop it and pay property taxes. I don't think it'd be too hard to find people willing to accept 40 acres to clear and farm. Or build towns, shopping centers, factories, airports, etc.”

    That is a wonderful Idea. I'd rather not turn our hunting land into airports..L.O.L

    I'm just blown away by this TEXTBOOK illustration you've provided.

    There are SO many appropriate responses to that. For example, "Well, we now know your price!" or, "The perfect slave thinks he's free" and on and on and on... (And let's not forget W.C. Fields' quip as to "we have already established what you are... now we're merely dickering over the price.")

    But instead, I think I'll merely pass along Mr. Adams' suggestion to those readily sated with the graces proffered by the state: "Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you..."

    And to any others who might be thinking your "Montana Compromise [or, Idaho, if I parse your moniker correctly]" (to coin a phrase) sounds at ALL reasonable, I will merely ask how satisfied you'll remain once your rulers inform you that the brutal, retrograde, violent, dangerous-for-children, unfit for a progressive age (etc. etc. etc.) act of hunting is no longer to be ALLOWED on "federal lands."

    I'd also muse that a reasonable man might consider that it's not an all-or-nothing proposition. I do not recall having suggested that the state be paved from border to border. In fact, during the earlier homesteading expansion, there was plenty of land remaining for hunting.

    But why even bother mentioning any of this?

    If the hardcore conservative faction is readily reined in by fear of loss of hunting on government-owned lands ("We take your land, and then we let you hunt on it, so long as it pleases us to allow this"), then it's truly hopeless.

    "Creeping socialism" appears to have crept entirely under the tent. If conservatives are unwilling to trade off private ownership of land in their state, simply because the government for the time being allows them to hunt on said land, then what can we expect of "the great middle" -- those satisfied with MUCH cheaper "bread and circuses"?

    America, we hardly knew ye.

    Kinda sad to see what's become of the last best hope for freedom -- the last best hope for humanity.

    If this is truly typical of what we have become, then we truly have become a nation of sheep -- and our sole remaining hope is that our masters will show some consideration as they shear us -- and, that they continue to find us worthy providers WORTH shearing, because once we no longer provide enough wool, we'll find that sheep are dual-purpose livestock.

    Can anyone tell me what these states hope to accomplish by passing this pointless feel-good legislation, since when push comes to shove, their citizens will freely prefer being owned by the government?

    For a few, their personal price is the "right" to hunt on government lands. For many more, the price will be the continued "gift" of food stamps, welfare payments, and so forth. Who is left with NO price? Perhaps a few scoundrels living outside the law. Hardly the sort I'd want to cast MY lot with.

    Oh, well, let's look on the brighter side -- I notice that the lawmakers of my own state are working on a similar piece of legislation. At least I won't have to fear losing my monthly disability stipend from the government, since I have no doubt that the bold legislators in the state capitol will fold like a cheap suit when the time comes.

  • Federal government responds to Montana Firearms Freedom Act

    01/23/2010 3:16:22 AM PST · 102 of 131
    Don Joe to Idabilly

    Idahoans have most of our State forest under { Federal control} which makes up most of our State.


    If Idaho had control of OUR land[s]- do you really think that the cost of lumber would be so high? Not to mention - The Federal agencies and their lovely Wolf experiment and our Elk populations..

    So? Take it via eminent domain. I believe the Supreme Court had decreed that it's okeydoke IF you can show that it will be transferred to developers who will generate positive tax revenue over the current owners.

    Give it out to homesteaders who will promise to develop it and pay property taxes.

    I don't think it'd be too hard to find people willing to accept 40 acres to clear and farm. Or build towns, shopping centers, factories, airports, etc.

  • Stocks fall as Obama calls for tougher bank rules

    01/23/2010 2:26:33 AM PST · 94 of 98
    Don Joe to My Favorite Headache

    You know I hear clueless liberals tell me that all he needs is one or two things to turn his image around and that it will happen by the fall and people will move on and go back to liking him again and re-elect him in 2012. I said if some bastard came and robbed my house and stole all of my money the last thing I would be doing in 3 years is forgiving him and moving on.
    When the Mad Canadian -- Crazy Jenny Granholm -- ran for governor of Michigan, the crazy teachers union backed her ten thousand percent. They were more concerned with getting that leftist twit elected than they were with negotiating a fair contract for their members (the ONLY valid purpose FOR a union). The unions turned into the administration's best friend thanks to their pedal to the metal whoring for Jenny.

    She expressed her gratitude by screwing the teachers, bigtime, once she was elected -- and she never let up for a minute throughout her first term.

    Lesson learned? Nada. When she ran for RE-election, the teachers union once again backed her to the hilt. Absolute whore mode, shameless politicking at every opportunity -- if they could have demanded that the teachers hand over proxy cards to allow the union to cast their votes for them, I have no doubt they'd have done so.

    Once again, Crazy Jenny thanked them by screwing them even harder once she was RE-annointed for her second term.

    Lesson learned? Well, for ME (married to a NON-leftist teacher), the lesson is that leftists CANNOT learn. They will keep coming back for another suckerpunch. The phrase "useful idiots" was coined by leftist despots specifically for this sort of.... useful idiot.

    In short, don't be surprised in the least if they DO "forgive the bastard that robbed their house" and work even twice as hard to get him what he wants.

  • U.S. tightens international air security (Starting @ Mid-night)

    01/04/2010 3:31:34 AM PST · 118 of 124
    Don Joe to Moe Tzadik

    STOP! STOP!! I can no longer take it. Bag searches and pat downs for a few people? The Jihad is off!!!

    I beg Allah's forgiveness but the Mujaheddin can no longer tolerate the countermeasures of the Infidel armies!

    Is it my imagination, or does this POS have the same set of lips as "Mister Bill" from the old SNL claymation skits? (The "Mister Hand" in the same photo certainly helps with the overall effect.)

    I wish I had the graphics skills to do a short video -- something starting out with putzo here doing his annoying finger-wag, then "the hand" (as seen in the photo above), then the face morphing into a classic "Mister Bill" form, followed by a steamroller flattening it out in the road (accompanied by a loud "Oh, NOOOOooooooo!!!!!") -- ending up with a herd of pigs trampling the remains.

    Hint hint (for anyone who DOES have the requisite graphics skills)

  • Good riddance to the Whataburger 'Thick and Hearty' burger?

    01/03/2010 11:18:41 AM PST · 108 of 112
    Don Joe to Buckeye McFrog

    bar none the tastiest burger in America is the Bill Thomas Haloburger, served at a handful of franchised locations in and around Flint, Michigan.

    (hurry and try one, before Michigan achieves complete economic collapse)

    I've lived in this [insert expletive] state for better than half my life, but never managed to consume a Haloburger (although I do recall seeing advertising for them).

    However, I think perhaps the all-time best "traditional" (i.e., non-"slider") fast-food hamburger I ever ate was found at a place that was darn close to a "This Stop is Willoughby" event for me (short of the staying forever and dying there part).

    I was driving cross-state, from the Ludington area, headed east, fairly late, and found that I was getting to feel starved as I approached Reed City.

    I turned right on the main drag, and asked the first person I found where I could get something to eat. He told me to go down the road a bit and there would be a burger joint, the name of which I can no longer recall. I seem to remember him telling me they served a really good hamburger.

    When I found the place, I was a bit apprehensive. It was one of those small drive-in places, sort of like a small Dairy Queen -- the kind of place that often closes for the winter.

    But, starvation won out, and I walked up to the window and placed my order, then returned to my car and proceeded to eat the most tasty, juicy, delicious hamburger I can ever recall eating.

    I was never able to find that place again.

    I don't know if they folded shortly after my visit (for the life of me I cannot understand HOW a place with burgers like that COULD go out of business), or maybe relocated (I had a similar adventure finding a marzipan factory in Ludington about 30 years after my first gustatory adventure there -- turns out they'd moved a couple of times but were still in business, still on a side street, but a different side street, and between my not remembering the name, and no one giving decent directions, it took more than one trip downtown to find it again).

    Ah, food...

    Now I'm hungry.

  • Good riddance to the Whataburger 'Thick and Hearty' burger?

    01/03/2010 10:56:45 AM PST · 107 of 112
    Don Joe to thecodont

    Pizza was enjoyed PURE -- crust, sauce, cheese... with a wee bit of oregano sprinkled on it, and every now and then some crushed red pepper.

    You'd eat it carefully -- it was scalding hot, and handed to you with a proper fold to the slice, on a stack of wax paper and napkin -- you'd take it carefully, and hold it carefully, and take the tiniest nibbles off the end until it cooled down a bit. If you were NOT careful, it'd peel the skin off your leg right through your pants after the molten bubbling cheese and sauce slid off the crust (thin, crisp on the bottom soft on the top, with BIG crust-edge filled with huge air bubbles).

    You've just described Arinell's Pizza in Berkeley, California. Look it up next time you're in town.

    If only...

    Sadly, my "health" (to use the term loosely) as I enter my seventh decade, is sufficiently lousy as to preclude any nontrivial travel. I rarely leave the house unless it's to go to a doctor or hospital anymore. I hate it.

  • Good riddance to the Whataburger 'Thick and Hearty' burger?

    01/03/2010 10:52:53 AM PST · 106 of 112
    Don Joe to Le Chien Rouge

    Pizza!!!....Now we’re Talking!!!

    I worked for 10 years (and now own) a restaurant/bar/pub.

    Once I learned to make my OWN dough, toss it(NOT ROLL IT- EVER) and apply my own toppings( personal favorite- virgin olive oil,provolone,garlic,basil) you would not catch me buying store bought, Pizza Hut or ANY take out pizza brand EVER!!!!

    However, if I’m home in Syracuse, I will grab a slice from some of my favorite local joints.

    White Castle—I would road trip up to 400 miles one way just for a sack!!!

    And if I have read their web page correctly, one will soon open in Dallas about 190 miles from me.....I’m counting the days!!!

    My fantasy job would be to own a restaurant. (I've owned retail "brick and mortar" stores, photo studios, and wholesale companies, but always wished I had a restaurant.)

    Now I'm old, and in rotten health -- and surrounded by places that make me glad it's possible to eat at home. Between the lack of basic sanitation (the "dirty secret" of many places in this region), lousy food, and overly solicitous "service" ("Are you done with that, SIR?" "How is everything, SIR?" "Can I get you anything, SIR?" -- if I want to subject myself to a close order drill, I'll lie about my age :) and volunteer for the National Guard), it's just not worth the bother (not to mention the expense).

  • Calif. Pastor Takes in $2.4M After Donations Plea [That Many Fools in CA?]

    01/03/2010 2:54:46 AM PST · 40 of 86
    Don Joe to truth_seeker

    The Warrens “reverse tithe”. In other words, he lives on 10% of his income and tithes 90.

    The 90% of proceeds from the book go to three foundations set up by the Warrens..
    To date his book has sold 52 million copies.

    Ah, math... fun!

    Lessee... the last book contract I signed... bear with me, it's been a while, and I've been disabled for some years now, so I'm a tad rusty, but as I recall, the author's royalty came to something like three bucks per book sold. Now, it 'twern't a "spiritual" title (unless one worships his computer -- which, being a PC-owner, I don't), but, it was a fairly mainstream house (Addison-Wesley), so I'm guessing the numbers can't be THAT out of line.

    Well, anyway, if we use $3/book as a starting point, and we multiply that by, hmm... fifty two million copies sold -- and then we deduct NINETY PERCENT (at the same time throwing out the window all that "Jesus-stuff" about NOT trumpeting your generosity -- and, that business about such folk "having their reward" in that low estate), we come to the pauperseque sum of a mere $15,600,000.

    Good Lord, I see your point. How that poor man manages to scrape by on the piddling amount of $15,600,000 is beyond my comprehension. Perhaps the birds are feeding him too? Oh, wait -- that only works for REAL prophets, doesn't it.

    Well, regardless, he MUST be managing somehow to live day-to-day on that trivially pathetic sum of $15,600,000, right? For that, we can only admire him. Or something.

    PS: I'm assuming (stupidly) that that MERE $15,600,000 is his sole source of revenue, i.e., he has NO other income, derives NO interest or return on investment on that money (meaning he keeps it in non-interest bearing accounts, which any Muslim bank ought to be able to provide him), and so forth.

    Otherwise, my guestimate would need to be revised, and as the old saying goes, frankly, my dear, I don't...

  • Calif. Pastor Takes in $2.4M After Donations Plea [That Many Fools in CA?]

    01/03/2010 2:34:58 AM PST · 39 of 86
    Don Joe to SandyInSeattle

    Cue the “Rick Warren is the devil” crowd in 3...2...1...

    Don't be silly. The devil is "a man of wealth and taste."

    I'd say Mr. Hawaiian Shirt has NO worries in that department!

  • Calif. Pastor Takes in $2.4M After Donations Plea [That Many Fools in CA?]

    01/03/2010 2:32:10 AM PST · 38 of 86
    Don Joe to onedoug

    "Here ya' go, Haffez...."

    He's just being, um... uh... "neo-biblical." Yeah, that's the ticket -- a Neo-Biblical mano-d-kloth. He's simply building on Paul's riff -- that business about being "a Greek with the Greeks, and a Jew with the Jews" has now been improved by the simple addition of "and a Muslim with the Muslims."

    You can't get more neo-biblical than that! ;)