Romney Up, S&P Down, Cheetah Not Dead? PM Links

Another half-day, another poll: CNN/Time/ORC International Poll has Romney at 25 percent, Paul at 22 percent, Santorum surging (!) to third place with 16 percent.

Putin: No more Mr. Nice Guy. After making noise about reform following the Russia United party's disputed near-win, interim Russian president Dmitri Medvedev promotes former KGB agents and other Vladimir Putin loyalists to top administration spots.

Stock market decline leaves Standard & Poor's 500 average negative for the year. Official story: drag on confidence as investors park $590 billion in European Central Bank.

A-Rod ready to play after "plasma-rich platelet injections" in knee and shoulder.

Monkey business: They said Cheetah's dead, but has the chimp made them look like chumps?

Ron Paul's most dangerous idea! Called by its true name without prevarication or pusillanimity! Self-described "International Relations Graduate Student" Kyle Victor says ending the Fed is "not a principled libertarian stand" and "would harm America's export-oriented manufacturing sector" while enriching "the usual darlings of the Republican Party: Wall Street and Wal-Mart." (Anglicism alert: LSE "Debate Mate Mentor" Victor also refers to Americans "on holiday abroad.")

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    Fist!

  • PantsFan||

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    You know Pants, it is just not enough to find a song/band that has the appropriate on topic word in it, it also has to be a good song/band.

  • PantsFan||

  • chris||

    I always wonder if I'm hanging out in the right corners of Youtube when I'm amongst the first thousand views.

    My kids two favorite videos of the day:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9WiuJPnNA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ

  • chris||

    But this is the sweet sugar that stirs his soul. He chuckles every time he sees Elmo and India kiss:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML8IL77gQ3k

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    Ahhhhhh

  • chris||

    You should see him dance along with the pink demons from the Muppet clip. Priceless.

  • Ted S.||

    Please forgive me for making you barf.

  • PantsFan||

    that link violates several of the geneva conventions.

  • Ted S.||

  • PantsFan||

    That's not the worst he's done.

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    Don't make me go Canadian nuclear on both your asses.

  • PantsFan||

    Wrong link? CRAP

  • Ted S.||

    Any chance you meant this?

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    This is why we should nuke the fuck out of Canada.

  • Ted S.||

  • Almanian||

    TMI

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I don't know how you're doing this. These P.M. Links posting times are unforgivably erratic.

  • Almanian||

    OutfuckingSTANDING! Thanks, Timmeh!

  • PantsFan||

    The NHL is slow compared to world Jr hockey.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That game is so fixed.

  • PantsFan||

    Mad that the US lost to the Finns?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I don't know if it's live, but the NHL Network in the States just showed the (spoiler alert) 5-0 hoser victory over the Czechs.

  • PantsFan||

    That was live.

  • Sky Captain AuH20||

    QWAK QWAK MOTHERFUCKER!

  • chris||

    Finaly!

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    I emailed a pic of Epi in a low cut shirt to Cavanaugh, you're welcome.

  • chris||

    How did you get that? It must be before the last time he went 'good girl' on us.

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    He already has like 10 of those that I sent him myself. No, I believe they are dedicated to the evening links, and that a certain someone will be very chagrined about being so very wrong.

  • db||

    I shudder to think what you had to do to get that, but thanks for taking one for the team.

  • PantsFan||

    was it a w-neck?

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    WTF, aside from the retardedness of the shirt, that has to be one of the ugliest male models I have ever seen. I badly want to pluck his eyebrows.

  • PantsFan||

    no love for big eyebrows?

  • cytotoxin||

    Hey! That's my dad, pal!

  • PantsFan||

    Your dad is Earl Camembert?

  • cytotoxin||

    I thought it was Eugene Levy. My hairy uni-brow got in the way.

  • PantsFan||

    notsureifserious.jpg

  • chris||

    Whatever you do not click to expand on that jpeg!

  • Apatheist||

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    I have to wonder how the middle of the W stays up? Is it really taut fabric? Glue? Photoshop?

  • db||

    Underwire technology meets its worst application ever.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This is being done out of spite, but spite can only power this link engine so long.

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    The squirrels powering the Evening Links machinery require neither rest nor food. They are eternal. Suck it, Fist.

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    This is mostly due to them being Pacific and Mountain Time squirrels who, as we all know, are superior.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Soon Cavanaugh will be posting his links so late that Riggs' links will lap it. Mark my words, that day you anarchists will know the true meaning of chaos.

  • PantsFan||

    They are Polish. It is 8am there.

  • Wednesday||

    This is like the worst chat room ever.

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    Mock not Central European time thy Canuckian bastard!

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    Vindication once again.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...interim Russian president Dmitri Medvedev promotes former KGB agents and other Vladimir Putin loyalists to top administration spots.

    I can feel the world becoming more stable as we speak.

  • db||

    I can't wait to be safe again!

  • chris||

    And Tim used my link!

    [Swoon. Giggles like a school girl! Faints.]

  • PantsFan||

    BBC criticized for naming Panda woman of the year
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cul.....-year.html

  • chris||

    Of that list, never got what was so hot about Middleton's ass. There was nothing there! I like them small, but shapely like Jessica Alba's.

  • Binky||

    Blatant pandaing to the Animal Kingdom.

  • Apatheist||

    Fuck Santorum.

    Also that poll is only of Republicans so the fact that RP is 22 is pretty good. The other polls show him getting almost half of independents and most Democrats who intend to switch.

    Other things I've noticed from the polls: He comes second with evangelicals. He wins every age group but 65+ and handily so the younger it gets. Win or lose the overall nomination that is pretty nice. It also means that the people attacking him and his supporters are being pretty retarded. Kneecapping your young supporters seems pretty short sighted.

  • Maxxx||

    It also means that the people attacking him and his supporters are being pretty retarded. Kneecapping your young supporters seems pretty short sighted.

    Yep those cock sucking neo-con warmongers really are dumb shits.

  • Dempy||

    Now yer gittin' it.

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    Kyle Victor says ending the Fed is "not a principled libertarian stand" and "would harm America's export-oriented manufacturing sector" while enriching "the usual darlings of the Republican Party: Wall Street and Wal-Mart."

    That's retarded. Enriching Wall Street is the only thing the FED does.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Central Banks are *so* libertarian, Kyle...

  • Metazoan||

    Since when was Wall Street a darling of the GOP? Isn't it a darling of the Dems? Not that that makes it any better/worse, just pointing that out.

  • Name Nomad||

    The funniest thing about that article is that a stronger dollar would help most Americans given that we're, by far, a net importer. So, ignoring the train wreck of nonsense in the bigger picture, even if you give him wide latitude, his argument still isn't even internally consistent.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Occupier sleep 14 hours a day, so it's not an apt metaphor for them...

  • Bee Tagger||

    Santorum surging (!) to third place with 16 percent.

    Iowans, not content with just one way of appearing irrelevant on the national stage.

  • Binky||

    Self-described "International Relations Graduate Student"

    So he porked some poor Taiwanese girl while trying to get a Master's?

  • Maxxx||

    International Relations?

    Isn't that one of those bullshit degrees that morons get as a prelude to becoming a bureaucrat?

  • db||

    A headline on USA Today: "Santorum Surges, Gingrich Fades in Iowa."

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    BOHICA!

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    Iowa should have someone take a look at that. It sounds serious.

  • Jumbie||

    A surge of Santorum? Like a giant brownish gray tidal wave?

    Ugh.

  • Old Mexican||

    I don't think so:

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.n.....s-support/

    "I’m not always a big fan of dissecting individual polls — mostly because there are liable to be a plethora of them in Iowa and New Hampshire over the next several days and their errors will tend to be mitigated as more are added to the average.

    Nevertheless, the new CNN poll of Iowa contains a methodological quirk that is worth bringing to your attention and which will probably result in the survey underestimating the support for Ron Paul.

    The issue is that CNN’s Iowa poll was conducted by using a list of registered Republican voters and registered Republicans only:

    Sample was drawn from the complete list of registered Republican voters provided by the Iowa Secretary of State.

    What’s wrong with using a list of Republican voters for a Republican caucus poll? The answer is that it’s extremely easy for independent and Democratic voters to register or re-register as Republicans at the caucus site. Historically, a fair number of independent voters do this."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Twenty-five percent of people questioned say if the caucuses were held today, they'd most likely back Mitt Romney, with 22% saying they'd support Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Romney's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error.

    One hundred percent of likely voters said if the caucuses were held today, they'd be totally caught off-guard.

  • PantsFan||

    Why is Twitter trending all NBA shit when nobody watches the NBA?

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Love the Mad Mag cover.

    Scientist develops (yet another) better calendar
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscie.....l-calendar

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The upshot: Years would proceed with clockwork regularity, with no annual re-jiggering of schedules required. Each day would occupy the same position as it had the previous year and would in the next. Were this 364-day calendar, known officially as the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar, adopted on the first day of 2012, both Christmas and New Year’s Day would forever fall on Sunday.

    The uppershot? Every software engineer in the world would be guaranteed employment during the run-up to the calendar switch.

  • Rev. Blue Moon ||

    How do you call a calendar that has to add an entire week every once in a while "better"?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The 36-year-old Rodriguez had plasma-rich platelet injections following a recommendation from Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

    In addition to the doping, A-Rod took another recommendation from Bryant, which eventually lead to Cameron Diaz getting a huge diamond ring.

  • A Serious Man||

    Read some more doom and gloom about the movie industry after a supposedly disappointing Christmas box office.

    I'm thinking and I cannot for the life of me find any movie this year that truly stands out. I enjoyed 'War Horse' a lot, but it's just a good movie, not a great one. I think The Muppets is the best reviewed movie of the year at Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Hugo was fun, though not *great.*

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Idiot me! Atlas Shrugged, though it didn't make a profit.

  • A Serious Man||

    Oh yeah, Atlas Shrugged is now availible at Red Box. Definitely going to have to check that out.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I found the movie disappointing. Personally, I think the ideas would have come across better if it had been set in the time of the book instead of modern day, as an alternate history or something.

  • A Serious Man||

    It probably would have worked much better as a miniseries on HBO.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Agreed.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    That was the most irritating part of the movie--it just went from one setpiece to the next without any real drama. Christ, they left out the best part of the whole damn book, which isn't Galt's 100-page soliloquy, it's D'Anconia's speech on money. Anyone who's never read the book wouldn't really give a shit about the protagonists or why their opponents are so god-awful because it was all just glossed over to get to the "critical" scenes.

    This is why I think the biggest moneymakers these days are comic book movies, kids movies, and rom-coms--because they're built for a quick, superficial viewing where people can just turn off their brains for a couple hours. The cable stations are kicking the film industry's ass when it comes to creating stories of real drama and depth, because they can stretch the storyline out over 8-10 hours or more, giving the characters and plot more depth.

    Look at the Spartacus series that came out on Starz--a lot of gratuitous schlock that would have killed it if it had been compressed into a 2.5 hour film. But because they were able to do a series, by the end of the season the audience actually gave a shit about the characters, even the ones they were supposed to dislike. And the Slave War is a perfect story to focus a 3-4 season series on, because it really does work out almost like a three-act theater play. If they do this right, the second season would end with the defeat of Glaber on Mt. Vesuvius, and the third season on the final defeat of the slaves by Crassus (could be stretched out to four seasons, given that the Slave War lasted three years). Movies just can't accomplish that development on the same level anymore.

  • A Serious Man||

    Completely agree. For me the best dramas I've seen have been TV shows like Lost, BSG, and the too-short lived BSG spin-off Caprica.

    Spartacus certainly got better durign its first season and I'm hoping the show can sustain itself without John Hannah and, sadly, the late Andy Whitfield.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Spartacus certainly got better durign its first season and I'm hoping the show can sustain itself without John Hannah and, sadly, the late Andy Whitfield.

    I was actually shocked at how well the story developed as the season progressed. I had rented it initially just because I'll check out anything related to ancient Rome once, even if it's horrible. By the last episode, I went to Target and bought it immediately.

    Agree about John Hannah and Andy Whitfield--it's going to be interesting to see how the other villians pick up the slack, and there's going to be a tremendous amount of pressure on the guy they pick for Crassus. Olivier absolutely owned that role in the movie and should have gotten an Academy Award.

  • Tony||

    I'm sure it's just that the book is unfilmable, not that libertarians are no-talent assclowns. (It is already a miniseries btw.)

    Let's face it, it's not the characters or the plot that excite in AS, so you can't expect a film version to do better. It's the authoritarian shouting of principles at us that we like. A is A! I never thought of it like that before!

  • Rev. Blue Moon ||

    Tony, the day I ask for your input is the day I ask Newt Gingrich for marriage advice.

  • El Newto||

    make sure she is young and pretty enough to be first lady.
    oh, also no cancer.

  • A Serious Man||

    The funny thing Tony is that we see in American films this archetype of a heroic individual standing up alone in the face of collectivism. And while maybe in the past challenging authority was considered liberal, the fact remains that today liberals are mostly just collectivist sheep that embrace authority and castigate those that challenge it provided that they're people are the ones in charge.

    So no, pisshead, the best cinema typically focuses on the individual despite the efforts of collectivist scumbags to make individuality appear evil.

  • Apatheist||

    I agree on Spartacus. That show as a movie would have been garbage but it turns out it is pretty good.

  • Maxxx||

    They never could.

  • Christina||

    I wanted to see AS as a miniseries too. I think AMC or HBO could have done well with it. The story needs the long speeches and you can only fit them in when you have the time on TV.

  • chris||

    , as an alternate history or something.

    Steampunk!

  • db||

    I've seen about 5 movies in the theater in the last 10 years. There are so few worth making the effort for, and those are better viewed on a home theater system.

  • A Serious Man||

    I agree, although seeing a movie Christmas night is sort of a tradition for me and my parents.

    Prior to War Horse I had only seen two other movies this year in theatres: "The Descendents", a good movie with Clooney, and "Take Shelter", a really good movie with Michael Shannon. Both should get Best Actor Oscar noms.

  • Tim Cavanaugh||

    I used to love going to the movies. It's so expensive now that you can get better bang for the buck seeing a live play in a five-to-ten-part theater. It's about ten dollars more for a show where actual people work live to keep your attention, usually with a halfway decent script.

    If you want to get me back into a movie theater start charging $7 for a ticket again.

  • A Serious Man||

    It was $11 for the ticket when I saw 'War Horse'. But hopefully the disappointing return will convince theatres to lower prices since its getting to the point where they can't rely on blockbusters alone to bring in patrons. The only movie event on the horizon that I can see instantly filling seats is The Dark Knight Rises and maybe the 3D re-re-re-release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Other than that all the movie posters I saw in the theatre lobby looked like crap or at most not worth spending money on.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    The Avengers might be fun, but since it's Joss Whedon producing it, I'm expecting him to go back to his tried and true group dynamic formula, with Iron Man serving as the Buffy/Malcolm Reynolds/Angel proxy.

  • A Serious Man||

    Meh. For me I won't see a movie unless I'm convinced that it will either deeply move me with a compelling story or completely immerse me in spectacle and techincal mastery.

    Chris Nolan has proven he can do both with the Batman franchise, but I can't imagine The Avengers doing the same simply because the genre is getting tiresome with each Marvel movie being produced.

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    I saw Captain America in the theater and had a great time. The rest I see are G rated with my kid which is always fun. But no 3D for us. Not worth it at all. If we want three dimensions we'll play outside.

  • Apatheist||

    I say this on every movie thread: we have Alamo Drafthouse here where not only are the tickets cheap ($6 student, $7 regular) but you also get a large selection of microbrews and cocktails, good food and no under 18 allowed. Pretty fantastic concept and unless liquor laws elsewhere prevent it I have to imagine the concept will spread. Actually I think they just opened up their first locations outside of Texas in VA and Denver.

  • db||

    In my hometown there used to be a similar place (opened up in about 1997 or so). Great concept. I don't know if they're still in business though.

  • Ted S.||

    My movie viewing is mostly on TCM.

    One of the good things about being a classic movie buff is that my nieces and nephews won't already have the DVDs I pick out for them.

  • SIV||

    I used to give classic movie DVDs to my nieces and nephew. They gave 'em all back. They get $20s or $50s now depending on my Fall income.

  • Spoonman.||

    I have Amazon and Netflix. Why in the world would I leave my house to watch a movie?

  • Margaret Sanger||

    War Horse is probably the best of the lot that I saw this year, and even then it wasn't that great.

    I'm curious to see how good the version of Coriolanus that's coming out next month is. The setting seems fairly appropriate, but if Fiennes did any MTV-style direction on this, it's going to suck.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Damn sock

  • A Serious Man||

    For me reimagined settings of Shakespeare are pretty hit or miss. I hated Julie Taymor's Titus and Tempest adaptations but very much enjoyed Patrick Stewart in the BBC's recent take on MacBeth.

    Fiennes' Coriolanus looks pretty good from a production standpoint, although I can't tell if they kept the Shakespearean dialogue and speech patterns.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Agreed. You know why Branagh's Henry V is so awesome, while the McKellan version of Richard III is so tedious? Because Branagh kept the actual historical setting rather than try to cram a modern sensibility onto it where it didn't necessarily fit.

    Shakespeare's appeal is that the themes of the human condition he explored are universal, so it's way too easy to think, "Gee, how would this apply in a modern context?" Ultimately I think that's just a lazy approach because the directors are intimidated by the prospect of trying to put themselves in the timeframe of Elizabethan England and understand that society's sensibilities.

  • db||

    Because the best investment I can think of is to park my cash in the ECB. WtF?

  • Sevo||

    Hard telling.
    The ECB seems to have made it clear it's not going to buy screwy paper. The Fed hasn't.
    Hard telling.

  • rsi||

    Who gives a f**k about cheetah. How about .Maureen O'Sulivan.

  • chris||

    Link doesn't work for me. Thank goodness John doesn't do evening links. I'd have to concur to his obsession with starlets of old on that one.

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    Ava Gardner was much better.

  • ...||

    Ur fucking stupid, Ava Gardner was beastly ugly.

  • Tim Cavanaugh||

    She was the only woman to make a monkey out of Frank Sinatra. That doesn't count for anything?

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    Not bad. Gene Tierney was also pretty good.

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    Gene played some cool roles, too. I particularly liked her in Laura.

  • Ted S.||

    Tierney is shockingly evil in Leave Her to Heaven.

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    I always thought a young Bette Davis was stunning.

  • rsi||

    Cool. I've never seen that.

  • Ted S.||

    I think Three on a Match has been released to one of the pre-Code box sets. It's got a scene of Davis on a bed changing out of her stockings; if memory serves she's only wearing a shift.

    The movie also has early Humphrey Bogart making an oblique reference to drug use and some entertainingly shocking pre-Code stuff.

  • Apatheist||

    Very sexy, though I've always been more of an Ingrid Bergman fan myself for old movie stars:

    http://www.onanimation.com/blo.....6-1134.jpg

  • Ted S.||

  • Ted S.||

    She was also brilliant, earning a patent for the development of the spread-spectrum technology that's used nowadays in cell phones. (She and her collaborator were looking for a way to guide torpedoes in World War II.)

  • A Serious Man||

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    Took one of you long enough.

  • A Serious Man||

    I was genuinely surprised someone hadn't alread made the Blazing Saddles reference. I would posit that whenever someone mentions the name Hedy Lamarr on an internet forum someone will inevitably say that exact line.

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    LOL. That is what I was thinking....

  • chris||

    Strange. Curious about her Wikipedia entry, I see something that I'm fairly sure is inaccurate. Gardner's maternal grandmother was a Spanish migrant, I recall my own grandmother telling me. Those sultry dark looks could not have been born of the Scots-Irish. Maybe Black Irish would get you close, but the Scots blood would have definitely rubbed that out without a strong infusion of Spanish to counter the soiled genes (sorry banjos, I'm sure you are beautiful in ways not pertaining to melanin).

  • chris||

    (sorry banjos, I'm sure you are beautiful in ways not pertaining to melanin).

    You know, like big boobs. I kid. I haven't seen a purely Scots woman in years to make that claim.

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    Actually, I am Italian, Irish (I don't think Scots), and Norwegian. The WOP genes dominated and gave me dark features.

  • chris||

    My bad for assuming. All the Scots-Irish I know are in the alt blue grass scene.

  • chris||

    I mean by that they pretty much are the scene.

  • rather||

    I like Dublin's other Maureen; interestingly, the first went to school with Vivien Leigh

    http://rctlfy.wordpress.com/20.....een-ohara/

  • rsi||

  • Sky Captain AuH20||

    So, the editors at Feministing have been picking their favorite articles of 2011. I think my IQ has dropped by a crazy amount.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    To be fair, one of their picks is "gee, maybe we can't trust the police after all".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Also, some Hollywood accounts indicate a chimpanzee by the name of Jiggs or Mr. Jiggs played Cheetah alongside Weissmuller early on and died in 1938.

    In related news, it was just a dirty chimp (or two).

  • rather||

    The chimp that died AKA Cheetah was a donation from the johnny weissmuller estate

  • Apatheist||

    Bachmann's Iowa campaign chair defects to Paul:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/.....08965.html

    This does seem a bit tacky (switching after doing a campaign event for B 3 hours earlier) but fuck it.

    The Santorum angle is being pushed pretty hard around the internet too. Barf.

  • chris||

    Just three hours. Gotta wonder about the background story to that one.

  • SIV||

    The endorsement is good news for Paul. The "neocons" are claiming all his support is from dirty smelly occutard hippies. High profile hard right conservative endorsements are what he needs right now to pick up the vast "anybody but Romney" GOP vote. Paul is looking at something a bit better than just a "plausible path" to victory right now.

  • Michele Taggart||

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Maxxx||

    Fuck Rick Sphinctorum.

  • BigT||

    Bachmann's chair defects to Ron Paul!!

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/.....08965.html

  • Hugh Akston||

    She's even losing the furniture. That does not bode well.

  • chris||

    Who wouldn't pay to see Bachman wearing nothing but a barrel?

  • Apatheist||

    Marcus Bachmann?

  • chris||

    I set up the tee, you take the shot!

  • Apatheist||

    muahahahahaha

  • Hodor||

    HODOR!

  • chris||

    Game needs a serious remake.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  • chris||

    Shit it cut off before my favorite line, next part:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....creen&NR=1

  • ¢||

    (She and her collaborator were looking for a way to guide torpedoes in World War II.)

    The other guy was George Anthiel, a pretty good composer whose Bad Boy's Piano Music should be in every home, because it's called Bad Boy's Piano Music, and it's also pretty good, if you like that parodic-sounding Satie/Ives/Bernstein/Zappa sort of thing.

    There should also be a picture of Hedy Lamar in every home, to make women feel bad about themselves.

  • El Newto||

    Hey Guys! I just read Oliver Twist, and I have some awesome policy ideas. Just wait til I'm the nominee and can present them to the American people.

  • Barack Obama||

    Let me be clear.

    Given that the American People are too, uh, challenged, to understand my simple explanations, they most certainly will not respond to your presentation.

  • PantsFan||

    Gillian Anderson makes a damn fine Miss Havisham
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cul.....hopes.html

  • Apatheist||

    Ewwww bad case of skeletor syndrome. I'll def watch this when it comes on BBC America.

  • rather||

  • A Serious Man||

    16 year old Occutard and her mother interrupt Ron Paul even in Des Moines.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....f=politics

  • rather||

    Do you think you can ever introduce a 16year old to libertarianism when you refer to her as part of the 'Occutard' movement?

  • A Serious Man||

    I wouldn't call her that to her face if I was trying to reason with her. And that's really the trick. Some people are willing to listen to reason, others aren't. It's as simple as that.

    Mocking her for her ridiculous beliefs will either maker her critically analyze them and come around, or just maker her seek validation from authority figures like public school teachers, Marxoid professors, and her Occutard mother that's probably been indoctrinating her with this 99% nonsense.

  • rather||

    A 16 year old knows how to google, and likely is' teenager' enough to read everything that is written on her little field trip with her mama.

    The lack of focus and honesty of that movement is the point that should be made to get her to think, not to cry

    -FFS she's 16!

  • Old Mexican||

    Re: rather,

    A 16 year old knows how to google, and likely is' teenager' enough to read everything that is written on her little field trip with her mama.


    She may find out about the blessings of courting librarians that way.

  • Old Mexican||

    (I'm just kidding)

  • A Serious Man||

    Yes, she's 16. I happen to be 20 and am a reformed neo-con. So if I can find my way from neo-con to libertarian I'm sure she can be cured of left-wing populism.

  • Old Mexican||

    Re: rather,

    Do you think you can ever introduce a 16year old [Occutard] to libertarianism when you refer to her as part of the 'Occutard' movement?


    No. They normally grow to have a few kids out of wedlock, receive food stamps and appear on Judge Judy to demand that their "stuff" is returned to them by their ex.

  • Sky Captain AuH20||

    Guys, we've been over this. You don't talk to rather. Otherwise, it might gain sentience and go all Skynet on us.

  • Old Mexican||

    Self-described "International Relations Graduate Student" Kyle Victor says ending the Fed is "not a principled libertarian stand" and "would harm America's export-oriented manufacturing sector" while enriching "the usual darlings of the Republican Party: Wall Street and Wal-Mart."


    Finally we found out who is really Tony. At least they espouse the same stoopid argument that ending the Fed helps big business and big finance... somehow.

  • Old Mexican||

    VIDEO: "Ron Paul saved my wife."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....Rv0Z5SNrF4

  • rather||

    I wondered why more patients have not been interviewed; he treated many cases pro-gratis

  • ||

    Interviewed by the media that wishes to make him look like a too old, too racist, too extreme crackpot? Not likely.

  • A Serious Man||

    Wow, that's a great video and I hope they can convert that into an ad. Certainly deflates the Ron Paul is a hateful bigot meme when he was setting an example by providing free healthcare in fulfillment of his oath as a doctor.

  • Old Mexican||

    NYT: New Iowa Poll May Be Understating Ron Paul's Support (Or Be A Total Fabrication - Who Can Tell These Days???)

    I’m not always a big fan of dissecting individual polls — mostly because there are liable to be a plethora of them in Iowa and New Hampshire over the next several days and their errors will tend to be mitigated as more are added to the average.

    Nevertheless, the new CNN poll of Iowa contains a methodological quirk that is worth bringing to your attention and which will probably result in the survey underestimating the support for Ron Paul.

    The issue is that CNN’s Iowa poll was conducted by using a list of registered Republican voters and registered Republicans only:

    Sample was drawn from the complete list of registered Republican voters provided by the Iowa Secretary of State.


    What’s wrong with using a list of Republican voters for a Republican caucus poll? The answer is that it’s extremely easy for independent and Democratic voters to register or re-register as Republicans at the caucus site. Historically, a fair number of independent voters do this.


    The news of RP's early demise seem to be slightly exaggerated.

  • rather||

    The panic is fun to watch; Dick Morris freaked out on Fox today

  • A Serious Man||

    In the related videos section on the Ron Paul's character video was a great bit by Jon Stewart from back in August about how the media was blatantly ignoring Ron Paul and swooning over Bachmann and Perry.

    It's more hilarious today than ever.

  • protefeed||

    Well, that, and finding that two polls had different results that were both within the large margin of error means that the numbers don't mean much.

    If you're up by 1% one day with a margin of plus or minus 7 percent, then down the next day by 3% with the same margin of error, it's just statistics 101 to conclude you can't tell who is ahead because the uncertainty is so large.

  • Old Mexican||

    Ron Paul: Putting The Charges Against Him In Their Proper Context

    by Staff Writer; Arthur Lewin

    [...]
    So, yes, some derogatory statements appeared under Ron Paul’s name decades ago, but why are others’ transgressions quickly forgotten while his are being dug up and paraded around? And speaking of the Drug War that is actually a War on Black America, Ron Paul is the only candidate in the race, including President Obama, who has called for the immediate repeal of these unjust, racially inspired and racially enforced drug laws. So, yes, take into account what Ron Paul may have said decades ago, but note carefully what others are saying, and not saying, today.


    Source: ThyBlackMan.com

    (Yes, kiddies: That's "Thy Black Man dot Com")

  • Old Mexican||

    So, yes, some derogatory statements appeared under Ron Paul’s name decades ago, but why are others’ transgressions quickly forgotten while his are being dug up and paraded around?


    Well, that's a very good question, Arthur! And for that I defer to my good friends: Nick, Matt, David and Jesse.

    So, Nick, Matt, David and Jesse - why is it?

  • rather||

    Give us a clue!
    Does it start with a 'K' and oh, end with 'ch'?

  • Ted S.||

    What does kreplach have to do with this?

  • ||

    Thy? I object to the use of the informal.

  • ||

    You betrayed that God-State and moved to the Czech Republic. You are an enemy of the state and a treasonous coward who ran from the righteous judgment of the God-Emperor, Barack I.

    Satan have mercy on your soul.

  • rather||

  • protefeed||

    ending the Fed is "not a principled libertarian stand" and "would harm America's export-oriented manufacturing sector" while enriching "the usual darlings of the Republican Party: Wall Street and Wal-Mart."

    My son was telling me about my mother-in-law, a Democratic former politician, going off on a 45 minute anti-WalMart rant after my son had the temerity to suggest that people getting to buy stuff there cheaper than if they went elsewhere was a good thing. She insisted on how WalMart was absolutely evil, and the enemy of unions, and how they should be shut down.

    The very next day, she shows up at the farm toting five bags full of stuff she'd just bought at WalMart, because, you know, they're cheaper than everywhere else, oblivious to the irony.

  • ||

    what do you say when you're too fucked up?

    what your girlfriend say when i smack that butt?

    what do you say when you run outta drugs?

    maybe what you say when you bust a nut?

  • Ska||

    Worst oompa-loompa EVAR.

  • romulus augustus||

    Yeah like all the mom and pop stores they put out of business were unionized! Or where anyone other than the owners' family could rise above shelf stocker or register clerk.

  • Suki||

    Monkey business: They said Cheetah's dead, but has the chimp made them look like chumps?

    Paving the way for the Primate Registration Act (PRA) so that tragic mistakes in information such as this will never happen again in our lifetimes.

  • ||

    I hated Julie Taymor's Titus

    Blasphemy!

  • Sky Captain AuH20||

    Couple makes tribute to miscarried child; Jezebel is not amused.

    Apparently, by even putting the video up online, these evil religious bigots are not only pushing the idea that a fetus is a person, but they are FORCING people to see their unborn baby.

    Y'know, it's this kind of shit that makes me sometimes embarrassed to be pro-legalized abortion.

  • rather||

    So pee-pee water, you are for state pro-legalized abortion AKA sanctioned abortion?
    It's no one's fucking business, not yours, nor the states.

    -no law should exist that tells anyone what they can do with their own bodies

  • Sky Captain AuH20||

    Measure requiring condoms in porn will be on LA Ballot

    Hey, California, wanna know what else you should vote on? Whether a construction worker wears a helmet. Jackasses.

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