The Watering Hole, Monday, December 1st, 2014: “Spot The Looney”

While not as funny as Monty Python’s “Spot The Looney” game:

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NOW, see if you can “Spot The Looney” among these:

“Yes, America is definitely a White country.
The US was created solely by White people. Until just a few decades ago she was 90% White.
The Constitution dedicates America to “ Secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and OUR Posterity.”.
That was White people writing those words, so they meant White people`s Posterity, not the non-White global herd of “New Citizens” you anti-Whites have foisted on us.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White”

-comment on this Think Progress thread

Ed Rock's somewhat ironic gravatar

Ed Rock’s somewhat ironic gravatar

“ONCE AGAIN…A BLACK WANNA-BE PUNK THUG….PLAYING AROUND in a PUBLIC PARK with a TOY GUN.( that he had removed the RED VISUAL SAFETY TIP)… to MAKE IT LOOK MORE REALISTIC ~.
~ POINTING IT AT ALL PASSER-BYS ~.
~ GOT WHAT HE DESERVED ~ WHY?
~ BECAUSE THE POLICE OFFICER DID EXACTLY WHAT HE IS TRAINED to DO WHEN YOU HAVE an ARMED SUSPECT in a PUBLIC PLACE ~ PROTECT THE PUBLIC…
And PROTECT THEIR OWN LIVES TOO…
WHY DID HE GET SHOT?
BECAUSE BY HIS “DANGEROUS ACTIONS, (( pointing it at people)).
~ and the REMOVAL of the RED SAFETY TIP…
HE NOT ONLY GOT PEOPLE TO THINK IT MIGHT BE REAL… ~
(( REAL ENOUGH TO CALL 9.1.1. ))
HE ALSO GOT the POLICE RESPONDING to THINK IT WAS “”REALISTICALLY”” REAL! *
SORRY ~ NO CHILD SHOULD DIE for a TOY GUN..
But NO COP SHOULD DIE from a REAL ONE!
** NOTE to ALL PARENTS :::
DON’T LET YOUR CHILDREN “”play”” with TOY GUNS!*”

-Ed Rock · Top Commenter · Derry, New Hampshire, on this Think Progress thread

“Actually FOX news is about the only place you can get news that shows both sides of a situation.”

-Thomas Dunlop · Top Commenter · George D. Chamberlain High School, on same TP thread linked immediately above

 “Police are very careful in dealing with people, they’re trained to be careful with minorities, and the abuses of the past are pretty much a thing of the past” – Pat Robertson

“This is clear proof of the real picture of the US as a tundra of human rights, where extreme racial discrimination acts are openly practised,”- Spokesman for Kim Jung Un, on the Ferguson grand jury results

 

Okay, so this game was rigged, they’re all loonies…except the last one, of course.

Oh, well, how about starting a new game: see how many people can be described as “She IS the looney, she’s a television personality” (twisting around one of the great lines from the Monty Python sketch.)

This is our daily open thread – go ahead, speak up!

43 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Monday, December 1st, 2014: “Spot The Looney”

  1. America’s looney side remains, to me at least, best described by an old Oscar Hammerstein II tune from the B’way play and then the 1958 movie (based on James Michener’s first novel) South Pacific.

    You’ve got to be taught
    To hate and fear,
    You’ve got to be taught
    From year to year,
    It’s got to be drummed
    In your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
    And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
    Before you are six or seven or eight,
    To hate all the people your relatives hate,
    You’ve got to be carefully taught!

    That lyric caused all sorts of havoc way back in the fifties, mainly because then, as now, there was a substantial and vocal LOONEY segment of the population. According to Wikipedia

    Rodgers and Hammerstein risked the entire South Pacific venture in light of legislative challenges to its decency or supposed Communist agenda. While the show was on a tour of the Southern United States, lawmakers in Georgia introduced a bill outlawing entertainment containing “an underlying philosophy inspired by Moscow.” One legislator said that “a song justifying interracial marriage was implicitly a threat to the American way of life.”

    If I read that right, apparently a non-racial America once was (and I’m sure remains to this day) nothing more than “an underlying philosophy inspired by Moscow.”

    Gee. You think? Obama’s Amurka’s Commanist!! Yeah, cuz we be WHITE and he ain’t!!!

    We also be Stupid. Uneducated. Racist.

    Looney.

      • Mandy Patinkin — I’d never heard the name, and then last Friday we started binge-watching a series (209 episodes), on Netflix, called Criminal Minds. The top name on the “starring” list is Mandy Patinkin.

        Small world, this one.🙂

        • Mandy Patinkin was in “Evita” back in the late 70s. He actually quit “Criminal Minds” without notice because he was getting disturbed by the material. Joe Mantegna was brought in to replace him.

          But his most famous role is that of Inigo Montoya, a Spaniard swordsman in the movie “The Princess Bride.” If you EVER get the chance to watch this movie, do not pass it up. It is wonderful, on so many levels, and for so many great lines, not least of which is Patinkin’s:

          “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

          It is one of the greatest movies ever made. Yes, it is.

          • Thanks for the info. Debbie checked with our local Pueblo County Library branch and requested it. Should get here one of these days. I also checked on Netflix and Amazon. It’s available on the latter, but only for an extra charge so we’ll wait for the library to come through. Meanwhile, Criminal Minds seems to be an interesting series, although without Patinkin I’m thinking it will slip a bit.

  2. My fervent hope is that commenters such as the first above be re-incarnated as a black child in a poverty ridden section of Chicago or St. Louis.

  3. Oh my God, NO!! Not that!!

    Influence of the Iroquois Nations constitution, the Gayanashagowa, on the United States Constitution:

    Historians, including Donald Grinde of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, have claimed that the democratic ideals of the Gayanashagowa provided a significant inspiration to Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and other framers of the United States Constitution. Franklin circulated copies of the proceedings of the 1744 Treaty of Lancaster among his fellow colonists; at the close of this document, the Six Nations leaders offer to impart instruction in their democratic methods of government to the English. John Rutledge of South Carolina, delegate to the Constitutional Convention, is said to have read lengthy tracts of Six Nations law to the other framers, beginning with the words “We, the people, to form a union, to establish peace, equity, and order…” In October 1988, the U.S. Congress passed Concurrent Resolution 331 to recognize the influence of the Iroquois Constitution upon the American Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    Amurka ain’t really a white country after all! We be doomed!

    • I just finished Charles Mann’s 1493, where he calls out the democratic nature of the tribal federations that populated this continent before it was infested with autocratic Europeans.

      • “. . . tribal federations that populated this continent before it was infested with autocratic Europeans.”

        Ya butt — them tribal dudes wasn’t white so who cares cause this here’s a WHITE country like in the bible!

        How to say it: America actually defines the uneducated and non-draconian view of most any ocean where the disgusting contents of its depths remain invisible, especially to those who rely on a heavens-only surface scan along with alladem who float about in leaky boats whilst imagining that their sole destiny is to one day land on the equivalent of a tropical beach full of topless chicks AND all the coconuts anyone could ever want or need.

        Meanwhile, the dragons have already screwed all the chicks, swallowed all the coconuts, and left behind their most famous remnant: piles of shit.

        Capitalism thus defined.

  4. How did we miss Margaret and Helen’s Thanksgiving Post?

    I was under the weather until Saturday, when I finally got a normal night’s sleep.

    I don’t know how I’m going to manage the next three weeks. My one chance is my day shift counterpart and I are decimating a pile of C-5 forgings by about one a day, and they will have to take us off twelve hours before we run out of work. We probably should have been dropped to ten last week.

  5. I think Clint Eastwood would probably say; “that’s mighty white of them”.

    The St. Louis Rams players who held their hands up before the game in a “hands up, don’t shoot” pose won’t be fined. The ESPN comments are, predictably, vile. Heck! Even the story contains this bit. The players “stopped near the tunnel and raised their hands in a nod to the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.”

    WTF? “A nod” to the shooting? It was a show of support for a community that is broken and possibly FUBAR.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11963218/the-five-st-louis-rams-players-saluted-slain-teenager-michael-brown-sunday-game-not-fined

    • The article has updated already.
      The title is now: ‘No fines for Rams players’ salute’. I heard that on Nicole Sandler, but couldn’t find a link for it.

    • Further proof that the NFL should either be squashed like the cockroach it’s become or (speaking as one who more admires cockroaches than professional football) simply taxed into oblivion. At least with the latter approach, we the people might stand to gain a few billion in “profit.”

      Whatever. If the NFL ain’t dead, we need to buy us a gun and use it.

      • I certainly understand the sentiment but, in these recent cases, I’m not upset with the players or even a league that is struggling to deal with social issues. What I have found disgusting is the behavior of fans and I’m struggling to keep enjoying the sport because I can’t stand the thought of being identified, in even the smallest of ways, with the worst of the bunch.

        • I get that, yes.

          What’s long troubled me about the NFL, however, is the notion that it’s special, SO special that taxpayers everywhere need be put on the hook for billions to pay for the stadia in which each NFL team plays, and in the process pulls in billions more of not-taxed profits for the fat cats that own the teams.

          In a real world, the owners would buy/build the house, and anyone who might give a big enough shit to watch a game would have to pay a dollar per seat.

          Wouldn’t work??

          GOOD!!

          Meanwhile, I look the other way. Athletics should, one would think, be inspirational, should promote and encourage healthful activities amongst the populace. Instead we have pro sports. Yuk.

    • Redistricting could be done by computer, with a generic program that divided population equally, within a tolerance amount, using city, county and natural boundaries. The Republicans might lose some seats, and might gain others, but the best reason for doing so is more districts might be competitive, ending the incumbency advantage by party, so representatives would actually have to consider the will of the people.

      • Nice, but it’ll never happen. Computerized divisions could work, of course, providing that its controlling human element would be willing to accept a randomized demographic as defining of political agenda. Not likely. If step number one would be a Constitutional amendment that abolished the Electoral College and demanded the popular and un-manipulable election of the President, I’d guess both parties would rebel; likewise an un-gerrymanderable HoR — I mean, really, of what use is the popular vote if it ain’t what the power-brokers want?

        The paths of National Democracy and private profit are not at all compatible, near as I can tell.

    • Doesn’t sound permanent. Jane Hamsher is having hip replacement surgery, and some of the regulars may still keep posting.

      FDL is one of the few sites I can read on my phone, and also read the comments. Can’t read the comments on TP, Rawstory, TPM, or Crooks and Liars anymore. I may get a castoff I-Phone pretty soon, maybe for Christmas.

    • He’s a effen a**hole.

      …The program’s CEO calls the labor “work therapy,” but advocates for the homeless and labor lawyers say it is exploitative, calling it “indentured servitude.”…

      According to Atchison, New Beginnings does not keep track of hours worked.

  6. McCain tells White House he wants Lieberman for defense secretary. McCain said the WH Chief of Staff thanked him for his input.

    “Thank you for your input”…..puts down phone…collapses in laughter.

  7. via the Mudflats

    Frank Lynn Pierce wrote:

    I made several woodland friends on my recent trip to the interior of Alaska, but this was by far the most rare and unique. After a time together, this beautiful wild lynx became comfortable enough to relax, drink, and even hunt up a tree. We walked together up the mountainside and through the fall colors for around 30 minutes, just 10-20 feet apart. Such a beautiful day…

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