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We continue our year-end roundup of the year in ridiculousness with July's entries. Whether that consists of pattern or plot is left to your own judgment.


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  •  An Australians take on republicans . (3+ / 0-)
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    cocinero, Mayfly, mikejay611

    "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. M. H.

    by indycam on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 07:48:21 AM PST

    •  OMMFG! (0+ / 0-)

      Laughing 'til pained!
      Best use of Herbie Hancock's classic tune!

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 08:03:37 AM PST

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      •  my friend's mom makes $82 an hour (0+ / 1-)
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        my friend's mom makes $82 an hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for nine months but last month her payment was $18508 just working on the internet for a few hours. you could look here.......


        •  Dang. Another one made it to twelve. (1+ / 0-)
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          Two donuts each.

          •  Spambots not working? (0+ / 0-)

            All the HRs are by real people, it looks like. I wonder why the bots didn't catch these? They have all the typical spam flourishes.  

            You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” --George Bernard Shaw, JFK, RFK

            by CenPhx on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 11:19:27 PM PST

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          •  Hey - speaking of SEOs (0+ / 0-)

            I don't know if this sort of thing interests you, but did you hear about RapGenius, this company that was bragging about how it had completely got the SEO system with Google wired and then Google just removed the company from any search results. Their web traffic dropped by something like 75%. It's scary that Google has the power to destroy a business like that, but daydreaming about revenge on those Corliss bastards or the rock crushers is fun.

            You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” --George Bernard Shaw, JFK, RFK

            by CenPhx on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 11:24:21 PM PST

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  •  Steve King eats Reindeer on Christmas Eve. (2+ / 0-)
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    Srsly, there's sumpin' wrong wit dat guy.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 07:55:25 AM PST

  •  Yeah well . . . (0+ / 0-)

    Republicans now have a slight lead on a generic congressional ballot, meaning that Democrats have dropped 13 points in the last two months, according to a new poll. "The CNN/ORC poll released Thursday found that a Republican candidate leads a Democratic candidate on the generic ballot, 49 percent to 44 percent."

    They're so ridiculous, they're winning over the electorate. I'm not having the explanation, but there's entirely too much gloating going on around here these days.

    •  Well they are ridiculous. That's true. (0+ / 0-)

      And they will continue to be. That's true.
      However, when the ACA success stories come out after Jan 1st. The Gallup poll will flip too. Americans don't have long term memories.

      An Oct 18 Gallup had Romney winning.

      The Gallup national tracking poll now shows a very strong lead for Mitt Romney. As of Wednesday, he was ahead by six points among likely voters. Mr. Romney’s advantage grew further, to seven points, when Gallup updated its numbers on Thursday afternoon.

      It is ridiculous to pretend that firing teachers based on student test scores, starting charter schools, giving out vouchers or implementing merit pay will overcome the challenges facing a child living in poverty. -Jersey Jazzman

      by Desert Rose on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 09:06:38 AM PST

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  •  Supreme Court: 1st amendment (1+ / 0-)
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    Scott Huminski v. City of Surprise, Arizona
    United States Supreme Court -,Docket 13-7504
    Washington D.C.

    In a filing received by the U.S. Supreme Court, government is portrayed  fervently defending a state criminal harassment statute that makes any speech contrary to the government's goals and ideals a crime under.AZ Rev. Stat. § 13-2921 (criminal harassment).

    Speech that tends to "alarm, annoy or harass" anyone, including government officials and police, is a crime in Arizona. Silencing dissent is the hallmark of a police state.

    Petition for Writ of Certiorari here...

    U.S. Supreme Court Docketing papers here,...

    No surprise that this statute exists in Arizona.  Under the patently unconstitutionally vague and overbroad Arizona harassment statute, this Supreme Court litigation is a crime as is this article when read by a resident of Arizona, say … Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  No doubt that the litigation and this posting tends to "annoy" the Sheriff and like-minded residents of Arizona.


  •  how about ex-straight (1+ / 0-)
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    I know a lot of people who spent the first 30 or 40 years trying to have opposite sex relationships until it finally dawned on them that they weren't really that into it.  These men and women could have stayed in heterosexual, had a Christian family, and satisfy their needs with affairs, but they decided being a hypocrite was bad and having an honest relationship was more in line with their beliefs.  Some of this clearly is not an issue with orientation, Newt Gringrich and Rush Limbaugh has shown us that affairs and serial marriages are the norm, but that is another sin entirely, and a sin that most Christians seem to be ok with enabling, encouraging, and normalizing.

    I do have hope for the future.  I see kids much more able to hang out with whom they wish, enter into relationships as with people they like, and not get caught up with gender politics.  One day we may answer the question 'when did you decide if you were gay/straight' by saying when I found the person I really loved.

  •  Conservatives are the single driving ... (1+ / 0-)
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    force that keeps the U.S. coal companies in business due to the shear volume of lumps of coal that Santa delivers to their houses on Christmas.

    "No country has ever fallen while it was truly honoring the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob," Gohmert said.

    "So if you were completely areligious, completely atheistic, but you wanted to have a free country, and you wanted to have it safe and protected, then it would sound like -- from historical purposes -- that it might be a good thing to encourage those who believe in God to keep doing so," Gohmert said. "Because when a nation's leaders honor that God, that nation is protected. It's only when it turns away that it falls."

    Rep. Louie Gohmert Jr. ...person, place, or thing?

    Caution: The reality in the mirror may be closer than it appears.

    by glb3 on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 08:31:37 AM PST

  •  Guns in schools (0+ / 0-)
    As they investigate the latest school shooting in the United States – Friday at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. – one thing is clear to law enforcement officials there: The presence of an armed deputy sheriff on regular duty at the school was the key factor in preventing more deaths and injuries.
    As soon as he heard the first of five gunshots, that officer and the two school administrators he was talking to raced toward the commotion shouting their presence and ordering students and staff to follow the school’s lock-down protocol.
    As a result, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said at a briefing Saturday afternoon, the heavily-armed shooter realized he was about to be confronted by an armed officer, and he took his own life.

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