8:33 am February 23, 2013, by Jay
Cue expressions of horror.
Do you think Mary Todd Lincoln did it like this?
– Jay Bookman
February 24th, 20135:51 pm
Keep Up the Good Fight!
February 24th, 20135:53 pm
“Let ‘em eat yellow cake” G.W.Bush
Oh geez, the race is over and the drunken blogging begins4.
Okay, over 900…not bad for a weekend…Looks like an interesting crowd of regulars
So, fill me in, what do I need to know…?
February 24th, 20135:55 pm
February 24th, 20135:56 pm
I was going to say “SOS”
February 24th, 20135:58 pm
‘Bout what I reckoned, but just wanted to check to make sure.
Look before I leap...
February 24th, 20135:59 pm
I pardon your beg, but I am NOT drunk.
February 24th, 20136:00 pm
February 24th, 20136:01 pm
You’re not rattling off like a drunkard either. M;)
February 24th, 20136:04 pm
The begonias are in. The shrubs needed no watering and I even swept up a leaf off my balcony from Mrs. Newsbaum’s nasty ole ficus.
February 24th, 20136:05 pm
reaching down in the crates
Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
…and I even swept up a leaf off my balcony from Mrs. Newsbaum’s nasty ole ficus.
No offense, but bite me!
February 24th, 20136:07 pm
Danica made a little history but it seemed
she was not a happy camper in post race
interview. Sounded like she was told to
hold in place rather than go for the win.
February 24th, 20136:08 pm
From one of the greatest and most under appreciated rock and films ever.
February 24th, 20136:09 pm
71, for someone your age, your write like a young boy.
You know he lied and you choose to ignore it. I didn’t. And YOU can and do lie about what I think regarding your demon, but you are not remotely qualified to speak for me.
Hell, you barely do so, intelligently, for yourself…
Oops “rock and roll”
race was decent at the end, but new package for restrictor plate races may need to be tweaked if NASCAR wants more than single file racing for most of the race
but I only caught the last 50 laps
February 24th, 20136:10 pm
Awesome HM&TBNs, TBS.
February 24th, 20136:13 pm
Not generally an Oscar’s watcher, but I think Seth Macfarlane can be funny sometimes.
Will watch to see if he mangles, manages or marvels tonight.
I think Lincoln will take best actor and best pic.
Emmanuelle Riva for best actress
Alan Argo best supporting actor
Best supporting actress is a toughie – will go with Sally field cuz of Lincoln momentum
Spielberg – director.
Gonna be a good night for Lincoln.
BTW – my track record at this is beyond abysmal so if you have any money riding, bet against any of my picks.
February 24th, 20136:14 pm
Most of it was single file racing. That new car sucks on super speedways. Hopefully, things will be better on other tracks.
February 24th, 20136:15 pm
Of course it’ll be a Lincoln sweep…anybody surprised by that?
February 24th, 20136:16 pm
two greats but not a combo most would thing of in terms of playing together
February 24th, 20136:17 pm
So do the states rights folks round here have mixed feelings when the doctor pronounces him dead, Look? (Ain’t I a stinker?!)
“No offense, but bite me!”
Was gonna drag the leaf blower out of storage and use that but wife wouldn’t let me.
Of course, I then had to bag the damned thing and set it out with the trash.
I’m beat! I need a beer.
February 24th, 20136:18 pm
Earlier today I drove over to Target. En route I came upon a stop light and noticed the car in front of me was sporting a bumper sticker. It read “Is that true? Or did you hear it on Fox News?”
It was good for a smile but not a chuckle.
Figured as much. The duels were not that good either. I’m sure NASCAR will have something in place for the 2nd Daytona and Talladega races………….. I hope
February 24th, 20136:19 pm
guy @ 1:45 pm – You who attacked Mrs.Obama and referred to her as a MONKEY! and I have the anger management problem? Why? because I was the only one, who called you OUT on it?
Then you say you will include me in your PRAYERS? Please! thank-you but no thank-you!
Leave me out of any of your HATE filled Prayers! Whatever GOD you are praying too will certainly raise an eyebrow of disbelief that you would would even have the NERVE to even Pray after such a hate filled statement. Based on skin color alone!
The next time when you look at your WIFE and Daughter or daughters think! How would YOU FEEL, If some unknown stranger referred to them as a MONKEY?
You NEED more than JESUS my friend!
February 24th, 20136:22 pm
February 24th, 20136:23 pm
Most of our con posters are decent people who share the feeling that the assassination was a tragedy both for the nation and the Lincoln family.
A few of the more hard core cases might smile.
2 or 3 wing-nuts might actually clap and cheer.
February 24th, 20136:25 pm
Kamchak @ 6:08
That was a pretty cool movie. When the apocalypse comes, I wanna be like Amy Madigan.
February 24th, 20136:29 pm
February 24th, 20136:42 pm
There was supposed to be at least one other sequel to Streets of Fire, but the reviews and box office receipts were too dismal.
Diane Lane has aged very well.
It was obvious that she was going to be a major babe dating back to that charming but a little too sweet film Six Pack with Kenny Rogers (see how I did that tie in with Daytona 500 race day?)
“So, fill me in, what do I need to know…?”
Michelle Obama is undignified and has embarrassed the nation by dancing
The constitution guarantees us the right to blow each other to smithereens
The country is going to hell
W was NOT a disaster
Abortion is bad
Somebody in Maui really ticked off Bernie
Keynes is a Marxist
This blog has more than its fair share of trolls.
IOW – SSDD
February 24th, 20136:45 pm
and Fred and Bro are fantasizing about dying and being re-incarnated as Danica Patrick’s fire suit.
February 24th, 20136:49 pm
Ok, there’s the nuttiness from the right…and what’s coming in stage left?
February 24th, 20136:52 pm
Totally off topic: finally finished getting a new wireless router installd on all 3 of my PCs. That should make my life easier…I won’t have to keep swapping the cable around!
February 24th, 20136:54 pm
Look above you…
Other than that, the left has been its normal, considered and courteous self.
Wall Street is bad
War is bad
W is bad (and it’s still all his fault)
However, we all agree that music doth hath charms to calm the savage breast.
February 24th, 20136:55 pm
February 24th, 20136:56 pm
Next step, wireless printer.
February 24th, 20136:58 pm
Doggone: A bit late to the party on that, aren’t we?
But better late than never.
Check out this link for ideas to keep things somewhat more secure.
February 24th, 20137:00 pm
Just did that 2 months ago. Am kicking myself for not doing it a long time ago.
February 24th, 20137:02 pm
W is bad (and it’s still all his fault)
All? Not hardly.
- Alan (should be repeatedly kicked in the balls) Greenspan.
- Reagan’s entire team of economic advisers.
- Everyone of Clinton’s economic advisers that was in the room when Brooksley Born warned them about the unregulated derivatives market.
- All neo-classical phlogiston economists matriculated since 1980.
February 24th, 20137:05 pm
“Next step, wireless printer”
It’ll have to wait a while. I just got a new laser printer.
February 24th, 20137:12 pm
Tonight’s feast is an Oscar’s finger platter with:
Peppered crispy steak frites and a lite green curry and cilantro dipping sauce
Golden corn chowder with shrimp (can’t use fingers with that)
Artichoke leaves with chipolte mayo dipping sauce
Pan fried asparagus, then deep chilled served with a Champagne buerre blanc
Waffle cut sweet potato fries.
Skipping the baked bacon and kale.
February 24th, 20137:13 pm
Check the documentation Doggone.
Many, if not most, of the printers on the market come with wireless capability already built in.
February 24th, 20137:14 pm
So… that’s it, then? After tonight, no more going commando on the JBB? **sigh**
Guess I’d better tell this now, then. So I went to one of my state legislator’s town hall meetings this weekend. A concerned mother of an 8-yr-old got up to express her concern about gun violence, in the wake of Sandy Hook that has her pretty freaked out. She’d done her research, had lots of stats, and knew exactly which bills were put forth this season.
While she was talking, the room full of rightie whacktards started bristling, shifting in their seats, and emitting a low, growling noise like threatened dogs. Nothing she said was in any way radical, but rather, she was expressing her fear and what she’d learned. Our highly self-esteemed Senator man’splained to her: “Well, you know heart disease is the number one killer, but we’re not banning french fries!” (SweartoGod). The crowd loved this. The laaaaarge round woman behind me then started yammering about how “they” are trying to ban french fries too. Don’t know exactly who “they” might be, but bless her heart. Even more, bless the heart of anyone who tries to get between her and an order of large fries. I assured her that I would never try to come between her and a fry — freedom, french, curly, or otherwise.
I’m surrounded by whacktards.
I know, I know. You’ll miss me.
February 24th, 20137:20 pm
“Many, if not most, of the printers on the market come with wireless capability already built in”
Yeah, but since I only use the printer on one PC it’s not a big deal to have it cable connected.
“The laaaaarge round woman behind me ”
Ooooh, goody, can I link this one now?
Breaking news: Fat man with blocked arterties, armed with a clip of French fries, breaks into a school of children, kills no one but himself.
February 24th, 20137:21 pm
- Alan (should be repeatedly kicked in the balls) Greenspan.
Some of Greenspan’s policies had merit. I think he summed it up quite well when he said:
“I made a “mistake” in believing that banks, operating in their own self-interest, would do what was necessary to protect their shareholders and institutions.” “…it was a flaw in the model … that defines how the world works.”
- Reagan’s entire team of economic advisers.
Larry, Moe and Curly
February 24th, 20137:23 pm
It’s been done.
February 24th, 20137:25 pm
You’ll get my French Fries when you pry them from my cold, greasy dead hands!
That’s a magical subject for you, isn’t it? Heh… You know who makes the rockin’ work go ’round.
February 24th, 20137:27 pm
Kam, yep… Lesson learned: If being a restaurant spokesperson is going to be the cause of death, be sure to pick the right one. I would go with Hooters myself (josef may want to go with Dick’s last resort).
But again, no kids were killed in the eating of them French Fries by another person.
February 24th, 20137:29 pm
Whoa… I said almost just that at the meeting, when some chromosomally-deficient little troglodyte tried to man’spain to me (after my question re: the suggested repeal of the 17th amendment) that the Constitution does not guarantee me the right to vote. “When you pry it from my cold dead hands, buddy,” I interrupted. Do these sad Trogs think we’ll crawl willingly back to the 18th Century? AS IF!
February 24th, 20137:30 pm
Oh, you know what I’m talking about… but thanks for the link…love that cover…
As our zaftig L’il One says, “I got hips plainly built for child bearing!”
February 24th, 20137:31 pm
Now, THAT’s the matti I respect and admire…you go, Girl…
““Well, you know heart disease is the number one killer, but we’re not banning french fries!” (SweartoGod). The crowd loved this.”
And therein truly lay the problem. When even an elected representative can’t engage in reasoned conversation on a serious issue and instead deflects to some asinine straw man as a way to get a cheap laugh – there is simply no hope in finding a reasonable compromise.
It would have been awesome if the lady had chastised the fool for making jokes about a serious issue – children and others dying and protecting the constitutional rights of its citizens.
February 24th, 20137:33 pm
Some of Greenspan’s policies had merit.
There was I time when I thought so.
But he, like phlogiston chemists, is wrong from the get go. And it’s not just the banks that are ignoring everything but their own self interest.
We also made a huge mistake during the Carter administration.
February 24th, 20137:34 pm
Breaking news: Fat man with blocked arterties, armed with a clip of French fries, breaks into a school of children, kills no one but himself
That’s why the law is going to ban 30 round clips and only allow 10 round clips.Nobody could kill them selves with only 10 fries!!
February 24th, 20137:36 pm
I would go with Hooters myself
Or Tilted Kilt.
February 24th, 20137:37 pm
“When French Fries are outlawed, only outlaws will have French Fries.”
February 24th, 20137:38 pm
Oh, there was another awesome one! When a constituent asked about the Governor’s refusal to accept funds to expand Medicaid to 600,000 currently-uninsured citizens (at no cost to us), the other Senator there (this guy’s a smoooove one, watch for his ascent to Congress or US Senate…) launched into a 5-minute soliloquy comparing Medicaid “addiction” to (SweartoGod) CRACK COCAINE. Because…. they’re EXACTLY the same thing, you know.
February 24th, 20137:39 pm
For someone reason went to the link. American Prospect- interesting. What’s next Fox News Magazine for the neo-cons?
That’s “FREEDOM FRIES” to you.
February 24th, 20137:40 pm
ROFLMAO Josef!!!!!! And, howdy!
February 24th, 20137:44 pm
February 24th, 20137:49 pm
“Qu’ils mangeant des frites de la liberté!!!!”
–Marie A. Jefferson
“launched into a 5-minute soliloquy comparing Medicaid “addiction” to (SweartoGod) CRACK COCAINE. Because…. they’re EXACTLY the same thing, you know.”
Well I am addicted to not having some of our citizens dying for a lack of proper health care.
But of course, some of our con friends here think that is exactly what should happen cuz… ya know ….they have made poor choices in life.
What some of these yokels fail to realize is that some of these 600,000 people are going to get very sick for lack of preventive care and end up in the county ER where the cost for care for them will be 10 times what it would have been and the taxpayers will STILL have to foot the bill.
Pennywise, pound foolish.
February 24th, 20137:50 pm
And a howdy back atcha…
February 24th, 2013
I was saying the same thing. I was rooting for her. I think she had the fastest car out there, but her “team” seemed to be more content with “making history” in the manner that they did. I say WHY SETTLE?? I saw her many times drop down low like she was going to make a move for it. It’s like she was advised to hold back because someone just might have tried to wipe her out to keep from winning and thus causing her to not even finish. I just kinda feel like the team saw that as a new barrier she has broken through and they will build from there. A first place finish is soon to come on the circuit.
Y’all need to keep an eye on Matti,sounds like she has been consorting with the enemy(or spying on them) not sure which.
February 24th, 20137:51 pm
oh forgot to mention the dessert.
dark chocolate mousse with butter cookies shaped as Oscar.
February 24th, 20137:53 pm
You’re cruel to taunt us with that.
I never consort. Okay, sometimes I let them sweet talk me and buy me dinner, but I never consort afterwards!
February 24th, 20137:54 pm
Just watched Gandhi. I feel a little more redeemed that his life matters to me.
You guys and gals are on a roll, tonight! I think some of us could have been great comedy writers!
I posted this one the other day, but not seems like the perfect time for a reprise…
I was at the bar the other night and overheard three very hefty women talking at the bar.
Their accent appeared to be Scottish, so I approached and asked, “Hello, are you three lassies from Scotland ?”
One of them angrily screeched, “It’s Wales, Wales you bloody idiot!”
So I apologized and replied, “I am so sorry. Are you three whales from Scotland ?”
And that’s the last thing I remember.
Not Scotch or Welsh. Irish…
February 24th, 20137:56 pm
Are you three whales from Scotland ?
February 24th, 20138:01 pm
Only Scot joke I know:
An Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman are all playing golf
with their wives. The Englishman’s wife steps up to the
tee and as she bends over to place her ball a gust of wind
blows her skirt up and reveals her lack of underwear.
“Good God! Why aren’t you wearing any knickers?” her
“Well, you don’t give me enough housekeeping money to
afford to buy any.”
The Englishman immediately reaches into his pocket and
says, “For the sake of decency here’s 50 pounds, go and
buy yourself some underwear”.
Next the Irishman’s wife bends over to set her ball on the
tee. Her skirt blows up to show that she is wearing no
“Bejesus woman. You’ve no knickers – why not?”
She replies “I can’t afford any on the money you give me.”
He reaches into his pocket and says, “For the sake of
decency here’s 20 pounds, go and buy yourself some
Lastly, the Scotsman’s wife bends over. The wind also
takes her skirt over her head to reveal that she too is
naked under it.
“Hoot, lassie! Why d’ye have no knickers?”
She too explains, “You don’t give me enough housekeeping
money to be able to afford any.”
The Scot reaches into his pocket and says, “For the sake
of decency here’s a comb. Tidy yourself up a bit!”
February 24th, 20138:04 pm
Look before I leap…
February 24th, 2013
Yes, let us all pitch in so that the people that do not want to take the responsibility of their own health care can get it for free so that they can still afford their tobacco habits, drinking habits, eating habits and sedentary lifestyle choices. Yes, I think this is the best move for the nation to go forward with.
February 24th, 20138:07 pm
An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman walk into a bar. They sit down and the bartender says: “What is this, some kind of joke?”
February 24th, 20138:08 pm
Careful td, keep talking like that and someone might mistake you for a Democrat.
their tobacco habits, drinking habits, eating habits and sedentary lifestyle choices
Ahh the wonders of targeted marketing that makes CEO’s billions. But hey, the flip side of that blame td be tossing around along with the failure to disclose actual calories, food subsidies and products like BPA…. But Fox don’t tell them about that.
February 24th, 20138:11 pm
Ok I do know another Scot joke:
A Scotsman was shipwrecked and finally washed ashore on a
small island. As he regains consciousness on the beach, he
sees a beautiful unclad nymphet standing over him. She
asks, “Would you like some food?”
The Scot hoarsely croaks, “Och, lassie, I havna’ ittin a
bite in a week noo and I am verra hungry!”
She disappears into the woods and quickly comes back with
a heaping helping of haggis. When he has choked it down,
she asks, “Would you like something to drink?”
“Och, aye! That haggis has made me verra hungry and I wad
verra much like a drink!”
She goes off into the woods again and returns with a bottle
of 75-year-old single-malt Scotch whiskey. The Scotsman is
beginning to think that he’s in heaven when the unclad
nymphet leans closer and says, “Would you like to play around?”
“Och, lassie, don’t tell me ye’ve got a golf course here too!”
Only if Danica’s got a motor in the back of her Honda!!
February 24th, 20138:12 pm
Yes, let us all pitch in so that the people that do not want to take the responsibility of their own health care can get it for free so that they can still afford their tobacco habits, drinking habits, eating habits and sedentary lifestyle choices.
David Phillip Vetter says, “WTF are you talking about?”
Mr. Vet…….all businesses should stand on their own, government should only serve not, dictate……..I agree , end all loopholes
February 24th, 20138:13 pm
Bernie, sorry you don’t like me. I will not pray for you because you are angry with me. I will cry myself to sleep. I did call Mrs. Obama and she forgives me. Barrack and I are having a beer together very soon. A very nice couple! Try and control your mean hateful heart.
February 24th, 20138:14 pm
“David Phillip Vetter says, “WTF are you talking about?””
What’s an example for perpetual motion?
A Scot running after a Jew.
February 24th, 20138:16 pm
White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester’s effects
February 24th, 20138:18 pm
A Scotsman and a Jew went to a restaurant. After a hearty meal, the waitress came by with the inevitable check. To the amazement of all, the Scotsman was heard to say, “I’ll pay it!”, and he actually did.
The next morning’s newspaper carried the news item:
“JEWISH VENTRILOQUIST FOUND MURDERED IN BLIND ALLEY”.
February 24th, 20138:20 pm
@look, from last night… read the book, I didn’t say that someone in 1860 reported that pressure stems bloodflow and the like, as for crawford long, I like the Hospital, but the people in boston have a disagreement with you and first use of anesthesia, my response was to your obnoxious, ignorant view of medicine and abortion.
Oh and you forgot Joseph Lister and surgical infections iin the 19th century, I don’t need to google it.
February 24th, 20138:23 pm
…your obnoxious, ignorant view of medicine and abortion.
Well, someone’s panties are in a wad.
Have you considered going commando like those other three ladies in Look’s joke at 8:01?
February 24th, 20138:25 pm
For you and any other MOTs…
A Jewish man went to the races for the first time. Not knowing a thing about horse racing, he went to the paddock to take a look.
He saw a rabbi blessing one of the horses. He wrote down the number and placed a $2 bet. Sure enough, the horse won, and the man won $20.
He went down to the paddock again, and again the rabbi was blessing another horse. He wrote down the number, bet his $20, and again, the horse won, earning $100.
This went on, race after race, until the Jewish man had won $5000. Just before the last race, he watched the rabbi bless another horse. He bet the whole $5000, but this time the horse came in dead last.
He ran down and yelled to the rabbi, “Why did every horse you bless win, except the last one? He came in dead last!!! ”
The rabbi replied, “That’s the problem with you Reform Jews .. you don’t know the difference between a brucha and kaddish.”
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