In Japan, a grisly consequence of radiation

Boy, hadn’t thought about this aspect of the tragedy in Japan … from the Japan Times:

Radiation is preventing the retrieval of hundreds of bodies from inside the 20-km evacuation zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, police sources said Thursday.

Based on initial reports after the March 11 catastrophe, the number of bodies is estimated at between a few hundred and 1,000, one of the sources said, adding that high radiation is now hampering full-scale searches.

That view was supported by the Sunday find of high radiation levels on a body found in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, 5 km from the plant.

The rescuers are now in a bind. Even if they retrieve the bodies, anyone who comes into contact with them risks being irradiated, too, whether they’re in the evacuation zone or not.

And if the bodies are cremated, the smoke could spread radioactive materials as well, the sources said. Even burial poses a problem. When the bodies decompose, they might contaminate the soil with radioactive materials.

Other news looks equally grim:

(The International Atomic Energy Agency) said Wednesday in Geneva it detected about 2 million becquerels of radioactive substances per sq. meter, or double the threshold at which the IAEA itself would order an evacuation, in soil samples from the village of Iitate about 40 km northwest of the nuclear power plant.

With the data, the IAEA effectively urged Japan to expand the current no-go zone of 20 km around the plant. Residents in areas 20 km to 30 km of the plant have been advised to stay indoors.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano only said the government may consider expanding the mandatory evacuation zone if the higher levels of radiation continue…..

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Thursday the level of radioactive iodine-131 in seawater near the plant was 4,385 times the maximum tolerable amount, the highest reading since the crisis began March 11.

Other highly radioactive materials were also detected, including cesium-134 at 783.7 times the maximum amount permitted, and cesium-137 at 527.4 times the legal limit.

The half-life of cesium-137, or the time its radioactivity dissipates by half, is 30 years compared with eight days for iodine-131 and two years for cesium-134.”

And as Fox reports:

Workers at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they expect to die from radiation sickness as a result of their efforts to bring the reactors under control, the mother of one of the men tells Fox News….

Speaking tearfully through an interpreter by phone, the mother of a 32-year-old worker said: “My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary to save the nation.

“He told me they have accepted they will all probably die from radiation sickness in the short term or cancer in the long-term.”

The woman spoke to Fox News on the condition of anonymity because, she said, plant workers had been asked by management not to communicate with the media or share details with family members in order to minimize public panic.

She could not confirm if her son or other workers were already suffering from radiation sickness. But she added: “They have concluded between themselves that it is inevitable some of them may die within weeks or months. They know it is impossible for them not to have been exposed to lethal doses of radiation.”

– Jay Bookman

321 comments Add your comment

Soothsayer

March 31st, 2011
8:35 pm

SOCO: That’s a good one!

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 31st, 2011
8:35 pm

I Yam What I Yam

March 31st, 2011
8:38 pm

At least 44 groups received more than $5 million to help pay health costs for more than 100,000 early retirees, according to the report. Some of the biggest recipients were unions and states. In addition to the UAW, the state of New Jersey received $39 million, the California Public Employees Retirement System, or Calpers, got $58 million, and the Georgia Department of Community Health also received $58 million, according to the report.

I wondered who was getting that fed Healthcare Legislation money — Georgia! I guess they were upset because they didn’t get more than California.

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 31st, 2011
8:39 pm

He’s baaaaaaaccckkk ………………………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMFyV4K12ok&feature=related

RW-(the original)

March 31st, 2011
8:43 pm

Let’s do some more math shall we? On November 7, 1972 Nixon beat McGovern 520 electoral votes to 17. I’d say that was a trouncing, but nobody born in 1955 was eligible to vote in that election.

josef nix

March 31st, 2011
8:46 pm

scout
back where they came from, eh? How long ago does that start…oh, no, all 16 million of us have to go to Iraq! :-)

They BOTH suck

March 31st, 2011
8:47 pm

@ 0311/0317 – 1811/1801

World Net Daily

hahahahahah

That is right wing version of like Daily Kos or Media Matters.

Slanted, biased bs for the easily lead sheeple……….. just two sides of the same coin

Right or left………………… makes know difference when you elect to be lead around by pied pipers singing and playing the same two tunes…….. far lefty and righty

WOW

March 31st, 2011
8:48 pm

“You’re either going to have to uncage WOW or start a new thread about illegal immigration or the FairTax.”

Sooth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“You are a dick without one. A common, garden variety liar.
Now play stupid to perfection some more and take your little lapdog stooge-throat with you…You guys deal with the scumbags here…”

Huh, Jay limits me to 15/column and Vet gets to say things like that.

kayaker 71

March 31st, 2011
8:51 pm

The news media, including Fox and every outlet that I have read, have focused primarily on the nuclear dangers from the Fukishima plant and have ignored or minimized the thousands of people who have died in this disaster. Even Bookman states in his cut and paste that the bodies of the victims pose a problem because of their nuclear contamination because the main story here is the evil nuclear reactors and what might happen to others if they don’t heed the dire warnings from all of the talking heads. Bottom line…. not one person to date has died from the nuclear fallout. Those workers that have “given their life” to “save the country” is a somewhat melodramatic version of the media perception of what is happening . It sells lots of newspapers, lots of blog space and yes, lots of iodine pills to those in San Francisco. The media has gone nuts with this. The panic button was pushed early on in this crisis and it keeps on giving. Nuclear power is now the enemy but it will be in the future, our only hope for providing the energy that we need to supply this gluttonous appetite we have. So let stop scaring the be-Jesus out of people. It serves no purpose but to sell corn plasters and used cars. Fix our problems and move along. We really have no other choice.

Don't Tread

March 31st, 2011
8:55 pm

It looks like half of that country will be uninhabitable before too long, unless they get that under control very quickly. Either their government doesn’t know the true extent of what’s going on, or they’re really sugarcoating it.

If you live on our left coast and like seafood, better get it now. (talk about “deadliest catch”) :(

I Yam What I Yam

March 31st, 2011
8:56 pm

We’ll never fly.

Soothsayer

March 31st, 2011
9:01 pm

“You’re either going to have to uncage WOW or start a new thread about illegal immigration or the FairTax.”

Sooth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody said life is fair, WOW.

It’s just too bad Jay doesn’t get paid by the post.

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 31st, 2011
9:02 pm

WOW:

I hate to tell you this but Jay has always been a little partial.

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 31st, 2011
9:02 pm

josef:

The sad thing is they are serious and one day they will try.

NEVER AGAIN !!

josef nix

March 31st, 2011
9:03 pm

okay…g’night…

They BOTH suck

March 31st, 2011
9:05 pm

@ 0311/0317 – 1811/1801

In an earlier post you made a comment about ‘kinetic’ in a joking way……… Did you joke as well when Bush and Rumsfeld both used the word in the same context?

Fox and your favorite pundits did tell you that they both used that word in the same context, right?

Thought so

As I was saying in my last post……. the easily lead

Soothsayer

March 31st, 2011
9:06 pm

Oops! forgot to close the slanty thingy.

“Bottom line…. not one person to date has died from the nuclear fallout.”

Au contraire, countless millions have died in this country from cancer as a direct result of the nuclear testing done in the late 40s and 50s.

RW-(the original)

March 31st, 2011
9:07 pm

By the way, for the baseball fans. When Heyward hit his home run today one of the radio announcers said Heyward was obviously slowing down. This year he waited until the second pitch he saw to hit the homer instead of the first like last year. Don Sutton said the way he was going after another ten years or so he might not even hit one until the second game.

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 31st, 2011
9:10 pm

Read this article (New York Times) start to finish and you will hurl your supper.

Our leaders don’t know what they are doing, are speaking out of both sides of their mouths and are even contradicting each other.

Representative Mike Coffman, Republican of Colorado, during the morning session …………….
concluded, “This is just the most muddled definition of an operation probably in U.S. military history.”

Truly pathetic:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/world/africa/01military.html?_r=2&hp

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 31st, 2011
9:11 pm

They BOTH suck :

Easy boy ……………. e a s y !

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 31st, 2011
9:15 pm

Didn’t see the Braves today but the pitchers gave up 5 hits, 2 walks and had 9 strikeouts. Not a bad day’s work.

Soothsayer

March 31st, 2011
9:15 pm

Well, I’m off to do my elbow exercises. For those who missed it. Go back and watch/bookmark/favorite my 8:00. You’ll love it.

Good night everyone.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 31st, 2011
9:16 pm

I got to listen to a bit of the tv broadcast, and it was rather enjoyable to listen to a victory.

I Yam What I Yam

March 31st, 2011
9:21 pm

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 31st, 2011
9:22 pm

Speaking of Heyward..

Just call him Mr. Opening Day.

For the second straight year, Atlanta Braves rightfielder Jason Heyward hit a home run in his first at-bat on opening day — this one coming off Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez to lead off the second inning in the Braves’ 2-0 victory.

Combine the shot with 2010’s blast off Carlos Zambrano and Heyward becomes just the second player in baseball history to hit an opening day homer in his first career at-bat and then follow it up with another homer to lead off the next season. Stats Inc. says the only other player to notch the feat was Kazuo Matsui, who did it for the New York Mets in 2004 and 2005. Interestingly, he also hit an inside-the-park homer to lead off the 2006 season.

Courtesy of Yahoo sports…

Del

March 31st, 2011
9:24 pm

0311, did you mean, SHEEEEEEEEEEES BACK. Just kidding

Thulsa Doom

March 31st, 2011
9:28 pm

RW-(the original)

March 31st, 2011
8:43 pm

RW,

What are you saying? That Amvet said he was born in 1955 and then is stating things like he voted in 1972 when he was 17 and that is military record doesn’t coincide with his birthdate?

Thulsa Doom

March 31st, 2011
9:29 pm

WOW,

If you are limited in posts by Jay then don’t worry. I’ll be happy to take up your slack.

Jay

March 31st, 2011
9:30 pm

Yes, kayaker, I remember you on here more than a week ago claiming that the nuclear crisis was now over and everyone had overblown it and see what fools they are to believe this was a problem when it was already all but over, etc.

If only …

RW-(the original)

March 31st, 2011
9:34 pm

Thulsa Doom,

I’m not saying anything, just consolidating a few bits of info that have all been posted somewhere on AJC dot com. It’s kind of like in court when the judge instructs the jury that if they feel any part of a witness’ testimony is false they’re free to disregard it all as false. He likes to reinvent himself quite often for any new audience he thinks he can fool so I’m just getting them up to speed.

Mick

March 31st, 2011
9:51 pm

The japanese value of country is most honorable. People that are willing to give their life so that others may keep theirs, is the ultimate sacrifice of humanity. Life, death, and destruction, japan has been hit so hard it makes our deficit squabbles pale in comparison. We need to watch, learn and pray for that unique nation…

scout
That was a badazz godzilla video, it was like wathching the whole movie in 4 minutes. Godzilla has to be one of my all time favorites. Creature feature on saturday morning with godzilla stomping around on the family black and white tv with just me up early in the morning at age six. It was dark out and I could swear he was right outside the door…ready to crush the house..

kayaker 71

March 31st, 2011
9:57 pm

Bookman,

We have given up over 5K American lives protecting our source of fossil fuels. We gave up somewhat less in the first Gulf war doing the same thing. The jury is still out on what we give up in Libya. “Protection of innocent civilians”? Yeah, right. Until we lose the same number of people in so called “nuclear meltdowns”, all of this smoke blowing is not worth the blog space it is written on. It’s all about protecting our energy resource, nothing more. And nuclear is our best bet. But all of your dooms day rhetoric gets us nowhere. Only sells newspapers.

getalife

March 31st, 2011
9:58 pm

Yeah, better check his long form birth certificate in the court of ridicule.

Does kay work for a nuke company?

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 31st, 2011
10:11 pm

moonbat betty

March 31st, 2011
10:12 pm

oldtimer

March 31st, 2011
10:17 pm

Bless them all. What a huge tragedy!

George W.

March 31st, 2011
10:25 pm

“In Japan, a grisly consequence of radiation”

Japs seem to have bad luck with nucular events.

MrReality

March 31st, 2011
10:25 pm

The truly sad part in all of this is that there is absolutely no way we can possibly trust the government to tell us the truth about the potential impact of any of this radiation on our health. It is not in their interest to tell us the truth. They don’t know how to tell the truth, and frankly, increases in cancer, decreases in life expectency, decreases in fertility, etc. all play into the hands of the true masters in BigPharma and the disease perpetuation industry, the folks who run the bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs (who benefit from shorter lives of recipients), and others who must figure out how to pay more and more money for an ever increasing population of parasites who depend on the government theft-payoff machine to sustain their lives. Hopefully there will be enough honest folks with the measuring devices and knowledge to keep us well informed – not that there will be anything we can do if the situation gets too bad.

Mick

March 31st, 2011
10:29 pm

hd

Morse code….used to know it when I was in the guard, only we used flashing light. It only takes about four days to learn flashing light fairly well. That’s six hours a day of training and they gave us mini hand held ones to practice with at night. Can’t remember a darn thing now except sos…

Mick

March 31st, 2011
10:32 pm

mr real

Nice mix of compassion and bogus political spin, totally irrelevant…

Thulsa Doom

March 31st, 2011
10:42 pm

No doubt its a tragedy but something tells me that its also a little overblown and over the long haul the effects of this particular radiation leak will be minimal.

People acted like the Chernobyl meltdown was going to kill tens of thousands of people. It didn’t. It killed 34 people directly and adding in indirect deaths the total death total was 64. Source – wikipedia. And this was from a complete meltdown.

Unfortunately we may have some of those workers die directly from the radiation effects and we may not. Who knows? Only time will tell and all we can do is pray for them and their health. But my bottom line is that a year from new I’m willing to bet there will be very minimal deaths from the radioactive fallout.

moonbat betty

March 31st, 2011
10:44 pm

Mick

March 31st, 2011
10:44 pm

In other news, an earth shaking crowd of 200 iced tea partiers gathering at the capital today to be supported by way far out right gang. Pence, demint and bachmann to name a few, were cheered mightily by the throng of 200 and demanded off with the boehners head. “How dare he negotiate” uttered many who believe that hundreds of billions more need to be cut. The ongoing claptrap was analogous to a mosquito taking a bite out of an elephants arse…the american people were not listening nor interested..

getalife

March 31st, 2011
10:55 pm

“John Boehner, GOP May Not Be Hearing Tea Party Pals” Aol/hp.

And there goes the tea party.

Everybody knows they are frauds.

moonbat betty

March 31st, 2011
10:57 pm

getalife is fraudian.

Mick

March 31st, 2011
10:57 pm

moonbat

That guitar was cool…makes that lead look way too easy…

moonbat betty

March 31st, 2011
10:58 pm

getalife sux cox.

hahahahaha

Mick

March 31st, 2011
10:59 pm

moonbat needs a mouth rinse with soap….

Thulsa Doom

March 31st, 2011
11:01 pm

Mick,

The tea partyers in DC today may be the only 200 sane people there. What’s insane is when the govt spends 1.6 trillion more than it takes in- sinking the country ever deeper in debt, and only 200 people seem to give a sh$t about this insanity.

And then there are the people who belittle a movement that is based on the govt living within its means, less burdensome taxation, and having the nation’s books restored to fiscal sanity. And to think that those people think the tea party folks are the ones that are crazy.

Thulsa Doom

March 31st, 2011
11:06 pm

I never thought I would see the day when Jay runs a Fox news story with the clear acknowledgement that it is of course a real news story.

Thulsa Doom

March 31st, 2011
11:10 pm

“others who must figure out how to pay more and more money for an ever increasing population of parasites who depend on the government theft-payoff machine to sustain their lives”- Mr. Reality

45% of the population now either does not pay federal taxes or recieves some sort of benefit from the federal govt. And Mr. Reality is wrong about this how?

Mick

March 31st, 2011
11:11 pm

doom

Priorities. We need to get people working and the economy going again. Then we can aggressively attack the deficit. We are only two and a half years out from near economic collapse. We’ve had ten years to pile on the debt, how can we fix it in any less time? Incrementally, it can be handled…

BADA BING

March 31st, 2011
11:14 pm

Back in my college days, I took a little ROTC. We had a short course in How To Survive a Nuclear Attack. The basic radiation info, and how to stock and run a Fallout Shelter. We were given a card that stated we had training, and in the event of an attack, anyone with that card was in charge of whatever shelter he was in, in the event that no official was in the shelter. These were the days of the nuclear scare, and we thought it was quite real. I still have that card as a memento of the old days.

Mick

March 31st, 2011
11:17 pm

**And Mr. Reality is wrong about this how?**

First off, I am a capitalist but that is not what we are experiencing now. It is a form of capitalism called predatory. What’s happening right now? Gas has gone through the roof affecting everybody and everything. The oil companies know the price is too high, do they care? Not in the least. Everything in the whole economy is going up, up up except one thing – your paycheck. There will be a breaking point and its not the dems, repubs or gov’t but the greedy basturds pf predatory capitalism. That’s where the blame lies…

TomO

March 31st, 2011
11:25 pm

Just heard radioactive isotopes have been found in milk in Nevada and California. Oh yes, this is JUST a Japanese problem.Do NOT tell me about acceptable levels BS…. These damn nuke plants are ALL just an accident waiting to happen. Texas I hear is taking the lead on US alternative power sources; of al places! Strange bedfellows to say the least.

Mick

March 31st, 2011
11:33 pm

As tony soprano would say, “what are you gonna do”? Night all….

TnGelding

March 31st, 2011
11:52 pm

Like I”ve mentioned before, is it too late to put this genie back in the bottle? It’s eerie that after the events of WWII they nuked themselves.

TnGelding

March 31st, 2011
11:54 pm

Maybe we should send Obama to ROTC or OCS this summer? Build a little character and teach a little leadership.

TnGelding

March 31st, 2011
11:56 pm

We don’t pay any income tax because Congress and the Bush administration decided to fund the government on credit. It was supposed to have expired by now.

oldguy

April 1st, 2011
12:05 am

OK lets get real for a minute..
Japan, the entire country is one huge faultline…..earthquakes and tidal waves ALL the time…..Soooo if you build your nuclear plants 100 yards from the ocean and on a fault you are asking for a accident….Duhhhh.
If you check, when was the last time Georgia(or the east coast) had a earthquake of 6 mag or greater??? Ever???
If you read carefully it appears that the main problem with the Jap reactors is the spent fuel rods stored on-site. We have the perfect solution for that problem –if the radical greenies would get real, the proposal is to store all our spent fuel rods at the old SAC control center inside Chyanne (sp?) mountain (Col. or Nev I am not sure), away from EVERYTHING and inside (under) a mountain and protected against even a nuclear attack.
BTW; I just attanded an EMC meeting and was surprised to hear we get 50% of our power for reactors. Nuc power IS HERE live with it!!

[...] With the data, the IAEA effectively urged Japan to expand the current no-go zone of 20 km around the plant. Residents in areas 20 km to 30 km of the plant have been advised to stay indoors…..In Japan, a grisly consequence of radiation | Jay Bookman [...]

Gandalf, The White

April 1st, 2011
12:58 am

Then japs know how to deal with radiation…Fatman and Littleboy

TnGelding

April 1st, 2011
3:03 am

And we would be downwind!

TnGelding

April 1st, 2011
3:06 am

Where is that resume:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As foreign assignments go this must be just about the most dangerous going.

A U.S. recruiter is hiring nuclear power workers in the United States to help Japan gain control of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, which has been spewing radiation.

The qualifications: Skills gained in the nuclear industry, a passport, a family willing to let you go, willingness to work in a radioactive zone.

The rewards: Higher than normal pay and the challenge of solving a major crisis.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-wanted-u-workers-crippled-japan-nuke-plant-20110331-165506-832.html

TnGelding

April 1st, 2011
3:14 am

stands for decibels

April 1st, 2011
5:50 am

Late to the topic, and frankly there isn’t much I can add to the prayers and thoughts for those directly harmed by this horror, already expressed above.

Saw this article–

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/massive-search-for-dead-after-japan-quake-20110401-1cree.html

reminded me of a point another observer had brought up–there are a LOT of cars that were swept away and now leaking all kinds of nasty stuff in not just the ocean but other waterways.

It’s going to take awhile to clean this all up, and there will be health impacts beyond the radiation everyone’s (naturally) concerned about.

Bud Wiser

April 1st, 2011
6:21 am

Having spent 6 years there in the military, I can tell you that cremation is customary in Japan.

There is a huge crematorium just north of the air base at Yokota, and when the wind is right, everyone knows when it is active.

Anyway, I feel for my friends still there, Japanese and Americans. May the find their way out of this dark tragedy.

You idiots calling back at forth at each other”stfu….make me…”, show just how stupid and insensitive the both of you are to this horrific scene; but, one would expect such from the common garden variety demwittocrat, I suppose.

I Yam What I Yam

April 1st, 2011
7:00 am

45% of the population pays no fed taxes according to the likes of the compassionate conservatives posting here. Shame on those with no income, those living in poverty, newborns and infants and children in grade school and high school and the bedridden. Shame on you all for not carrying your share of the fed tax burden.

By the way, the Georgia GOP had to back down from their plan to cut the tax deduction for charitable giving. It turns out that some folk’s charitable giving depends on how much they get out of it.

I Yam What I Yam

April 1st, 2011
7:02 am

You idiots calling back at forth at each other”stfu….make me…”, show just how stupid and insensitive the both of you are to this horrific scene; but, one would expect such from the common garden variety demwittocrat, I suppose.

Did anyone else pick up on the little bitty teeny weeny flaw in the Bud’s plea for non-civility.

Normal

April 1st, 2011
7:07 am

Yam,
Bud means well….

Normal

April 1st, 2011
7:08 am

Today’s history lesson…

On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.

Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. These included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person.

Historians have also linked April Fools’ Day to ancient festivals such as Hilaria, which was celebrated in Rome at the end of March and involved people dressing up in disguises. There’s also speculation that April Fools’ Day was tied to the vernal equinox, or first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, when Mother Nature fooled people with changing, unpredictable weather.

April Fools’ Day spread throughout Britain during the 18th century. In Scotland, the tradition became a two-day event, starting with “hunting the gowk,” in which people were sent on phony errands (gowk is a word for cuckoo bird, a symbol for fool) and followed by Tailie Day, which involved pranks played on people’s derrieres, such as pinning fake tails or “kick me” signs on them.

In modern times, people have gone to great lengths to create elaborate April Fools’ Day hoaxes. Newspapers, radio and TV stations and Web sites have participated in the April 1 tradition of reporting outrageous fictional claims that have fooled their audiences. In 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were experiencing a record spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees; numerous viewers were fooled. In 1985, Sports Illustrated tricked many of its readers when it ran a made-up article about a rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw a fastball over 168 miles per hour. In 1996, Taco Bell, the fast-food restaurant chain, duped people when it announced it had agreed to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. In 1998, after Burger King advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper,” scores of clueless customers requested the fake sandwich.

I Yam What I Yam

April 1st, 2011
7:14 am

Those left-handed burgers are easier for me to eat.

Normal

April 1st, 2011
7:16 am

In my case, they had to be far lefthanded burgers…

Bud Wiser

April 1st, 2011
7:20 am

To “I Yam What I Yam”…

There is no flaw. Obviously the moderator of this column hasn’t the intelligence or the cajones to pull garbage like that.

I, however, always dimwitted responses such as yours, feebly attempting to attack the messenger instead of the message, simply because you, as they, are just as clueless about just about everything else.

I highly suspect that you are some sort of unionized government worker in a tight cubicle somewhere, laying out your ignorance on the taxpayers’ dime. The only thing you demonstrate here is that your hapless IQ number is falling faster than Obama’s approval rating.

Back to work, you fool.

Normal

April 1st, 2011
7:23 am

Hey Bud,
Nice to “see” you again…

I Yam What I Yam

April 1st, 2011
7:27 am

Perhaps I was being too kind to the Bud. He sounds like one of those into whips and chains — the typical compassionate conservative Republican. Sorry Bud, you’re not my type.

stands for decibels

April 1st, 2011
7:28 am

Over at the RNC site, they’re advertising an “American Exceptionalism Calendar” for sale. You follow the link and it’s not there.

Decent April Fool’s joke, I’ll give it a B-.

I Yam What I Yam

April 1st, 2011
7:33 am

The key to the popular left-handed Whopper, I believe, was in the way they wrapped it for those of us on the go. I was able to hold it with my left hand and partially unwrap it while driving such that I could easily eat it without dripping any of the special sauce…, maybe that wasn’t the Whopper after all… that would explain why I was neve able to duplicate the results… it must have been a Wendy’s burger because Whoppers don’t have a special sauce!

Mick

April 1st, 2011
7:41 am

Where is the media about yesterday’s epic ice tea party fail? Here’s a good economic read-
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/opinion/01krugman.html?_r=1&hp

@@

April 1st, 2011
7:41 am

Jerry’s gettin’ down to business. I’m still a bit suspicious still.

Brown releases plan for Calif. pension changes

Nevertheless, the said Republican lawmakers are unhappy that Brown is looking to run it through the Legislature, which could easily change the rules in the future, rather than put the plan before voters, where it would be much harder to undo.

“There are more protections for the taxpayers if the voters approve,” Lockhart said.

Let the voters decide, Jerry.

Jay

April 1st, 2011
7:50 am

“I, however, always dimwitted responses such as yours, feebly attempting to attack the messenger instead of the message, simply because you, as they, are just as clueless about just about everything else.

I highly suspect that you are some sort of unionized government worker in a tight cubicle somewhere, laying out your ignorance on the taxpayers’ dime. The only thing you demonstrate here is that your hapless IQ number is falling faster than Obama’s approval rating.”

Don’t you love it when they do that? They’re just so totally unaware ….

Mick

April 1st, 2011
7:53 am

Jay – it’s just another day in paradise…

Normal

April 1st, 2011
7:58 am

Oh! I get it! Bud Wiser is really Jay’s April Fool joke on us… Good one, Jay! :D

AmVet

April 1st, 2011
8:00 am

AmVet
June 8th, 2010
8:54 pm

eyes, I came from a, shall we say, tame background. When I enlisted in the service in 1972…

AmVet
July 19th, 2010
2:39 pm

On this day in 1922 George McGovern was born.

In November of 1972, at the tender age of 17, I voted for him.

AmVet
December 10th, 2010
8:50 am

In 1972, I was 17 years old and I enlisted in the US Air Force.

AmVet
November 4th, 2009
1:25 pm

Normal,

November 1972, I was 17 years old and in boot camp. And as I was considered on active duty the otherwise 18 year old age limit to vote was removed.

AmVet
October 29th, 2010
9:29 am

have voted in every single election, since 1972

Or…

RW-(the original)
March 31st, 2011
12:50 pm

Debating amvet’s military “career” again?

Let me offer a few details. He has said this career was two years in the Air Force that included the summer of 1976. He has said he joined at 17 and he’s said he was born in 1955.

Pretty difficult for all those things to be true, but what do I know. I wasn’t a math major.

/d..b..

Never happened.

Manup and apologize, liar.

And tell your slavish assistants, that making up crap to slander somone’s military service ain’t cool.

Normal

April 1st, 2011
8:08 am

AmVet,
We both know that we did our part. That is ALL that matters. Hand salute…ready…Two!

WOW

April 1st, 2011
8:09 am

Blacks are racists.

Lawsuit seeks dissolution of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, Chattahoochee Hills
Suit says ’super-majority white neighborhoods’ were created

http://www.ajc.com/news/lawsuit-seeks-dissolution-of-888729.html

I Yam What I Yam

April 1st, 2011
8:09 am

Don’t you love it when they do that? They’re just so totally unaware ….

Who am I to talk though.

Mick

April 1st, 2011
8:13 am

stands for decibels

April 1st, 2011
8:16 am

Blacks are racists.

I guess some are. Mugabe and his henchmen, holding the power that they hold in the part of the planet where they live, would qualify (although racism is perhaps an also-ran of that particular regime’s sins.)

However, a historically disenfranchised people with no power to oppress a majority culture cannot be “racist.”

(Also, one could just as goofily assert “Asians are mass murderers, Whites are child molesters, and Hispanics are animal torturers,” but it wouldn’t really mean very much, save to let everyone know what a jackass one was.)

(Also too, I know I lost you with “I guess,” but sometimes I feel the need to patiently explain the obvious anyway.)

AmVet

April 1st, 2011
8:17 am

Thanks, brother-in-arms Normal. Salute.

I know that the majority of people here are sane and cool.

But what a disgrace that AmVet obsessed liar, RW is, huh?

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

April 1st, 2011
8:20 am

BADA BING:

Does Obama have that card ?

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

April 1st, 2011
8:22 am

Jay @ 7:50

“Don’t you love it when they do that? They’re just so totally unaware ….”

Just as I heard yesterday, liberals would usually rather mock than debate. It’s just their nature.

WOW

April 1st, 2011
8:22 am

“But what a disgrace that AmVet obsessed liar, RW is, huh?’

Vet, you call people humpers, racists, nazis, trolls, etc and yet somehow you believe in your own mind that you are pure as white snow. It’s really baffling how someone like you thinks that way.

You spend most of your time saying some of the most vile things on the blog. You like to hide behind your service to your country and expect that to be a shield from attacks AFTER you throw the first grenade.

I know many servicemen and women and NONE of them act like you do.

Mick

April 1st, 2011
8:24 am

scout

Great coast guard links yesterday…thanks. As I recall, it was kind of difficult to get in the coast guard and our boot camp was considered second most difficult, marines being the toughest.

Atlas Shrugging

April 1st, 2011
8:32 am

Jay I have come to expect incoherent nonsensical responses from your usual crowd of DEM-wit and REP-ugant bloggers, however, your 7:50 a.m. rant causes me to have concern that you are taking these characters a little too seriously. Jay if these people were useful productive citizens do you think they would have time to spend an entire day every day responding to you inflammatory bolgs.
Think about it!

Normal

April 1st, 2011
8:34 am

Mick,
the Coast Guards Boot Camp was tough only in that you had to make the perfect latte before you graduated… :)

stands for decibels

April 1st, 2011
8:36 am

however, your 7:50 a.m. rant causes me to have concern that you are taking these characters a little too seriously.

a two sentence, thirteen word post is a “rant?”

AmVet

April 1st, 2011
8:41 am

Covering for the disgraced liar.

Disgraceful.

Paul

April 1st, 2011
8:42 am

g’morning, sfd

There. Just wanted to get my morning rant over with.

Whew.

stands for decibels

April 1st, 2011
8:44 am

Mornin’ back at ya, Paul.

I’m sure Jay’s got Big Things in store for us when he posts his newest contribution, but until we have sheets, I must linkee…

Why Nate Silver Is So Awesome, Part #647—his first in a three (!) part series about primary polling.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/a-brief-history-of-primary-polling-part-i/