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Nov 18 2012

Open Thread


Via The People’s Cube, on a tip from Oleg.

28 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. chronos the wonder pig says:

    imagine my suprise

  2. Bob Roberts says:

    TED says: November 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    LOL, though remember when the libs had Bush Derangement Syndrome and just couldn’t deal with it… we mustn’t fall into the same trap they did. We will get through this.

    Gimmick or serious?

    Reynolds wrote: “Obviously, this is nothing more than a political statement. Of course, it would be impossible to enforce. If they don’t say anything, we’ll never know. They could purchase whatever they wanted, and they would probably get a big kick out of thinking they are rubbing it in our face as they walk out the door.”

    Despite Mr. Reynold’s personal attempt at “gun control,” it has been widely reported that gun sales are on the rise though the reason behind demand varies from source to source. One theory suggests that citizens are stockpiling arms out of concern that President Barack Obama will further attempt to destroy our Second Amendment Rights.


    Of these, which is actually a RIGHT specifically set out in the Constitution:

    A) Abortion
    B) Freedom of Speech
    C) Freedom of Religion
    D) Keep and Bear Arms

  3. Bob Roberts says:

    Cities with the most affordable homes:

    Columbia, S.C.
    Median housing price: $134,000

    The Housing Opportunity Index in South Carolina’s capital and largest city is 90.2, meaning most homes are affordable to households making the local median income of $64,500.

    Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J.
    Median housing price: $193,000

    The Wilmington metro area has an index of 90.3, finding most homes affordable to earners of the median income of $81,900. That’s the highest median housing price on this list, which works out because the local median income is also the highest on this list.

    Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
    Median housing price: $94,000

    The metro area of Lakeland-Winter Haven in central Florida has an HOI of 90.3, with most homes affordable to those earning the median yearly income of $54,500. That’s the lowest median income of this top 10 list.

    Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa.
    Median housing price: $147,000

    The HOI in Pennsylvania’s capital city metro area is 90.6, meaning about nine in 10 homes on the market are affordable to households bringing in the median income of $73,500.

    Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
    Median housing price: $170,000

    Northern Utah’s major metropolitan area Ogden-Clearfield has an HOI of 91.5 percent, with most homes for sale being affordable to those earning the local median income of $71,500.

    Modesto, Calif.
    Median housing price: $135,000

    Located in Northern California’s Central Valley and earning a Housing Opportunity Index rating of 91.5, Modesto offers affordable housing within reach to households earning the city’s median income of $62,000.

    Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.
    Median housing price: $114,000

    The metropolitan area of Indiana’s state capital has an HOI of 91.7, finding most homes on the market affordable for families earning the median income of $66,900.

    Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    Median housing price: $105,000

    With an HOI of 91.8, most households earning the median income of $66,100 in this major metropolitan area near Lake Erie would be able to buy a house currently on the market.

    Dayton, Ohio
    Median housing price: $92,000

    Dayton has a Housing Opportunity Index rating of 92, meaning that most “Gem City” residents making the local median of $63,300 can feasibly buy homes in the city.

    Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pa.
    Median housing price: $92,000

    The city with the most affordable homes had an HOI of 93.4, so the vast majority of people earning the local median income of $55,700 (the second lowest median income of this top 10 list) can afford homes in the Youngstown metro area.

    Smaller-market cities with the most affordable homes
    For areas with 2011 populations of under half a million, Fairbanks, Alaska, (pictured at left) tops the HOI list for the most affordable homes (median home price is $222,000). The small market with the least amount of affordable homes was Ocean City, N.J. (median home price is $350,000).

    Here’s the full list of smaller market cities:
    1. Fairbanks, Alaska
    2. Mansfield, Ohio
    3. Springfield, Ohio
    4. Carson City, Nev.
    4. Kokomo, Ind.
    6. Lansing-East Lansing, Mich.
    7. Bay City, Mich.
    8. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa-Ill.
    9. Flint, Mich.
    10. Cumberland, Md.-W.V.

    Oddly enough, they left out Detroit, MI.

    I wonder why.

    Could it be because residents there are dying to give them away?

  4. Doug says:

    Ted, if they only waited for Thanksgiving and served Michael Moore just one more slice of pie I beleive they would have their 200 ton shit.

  5. Marian says:

    They forgot to put the program “how to destroy the 2nd Amendment without Congress” on the desktop.

  6. AC says:

    Global Shadow Banking System Rises To $67 Trillion, Just Shy Of 100% Of Global GDP

    Just wait until Comrade Chairman’s economic malfeasance causes this fiat Keynesian nightmare to unwind.

  7. Bob Roberts says:


    Ah, he’s just a filmmaker… what does he know?

    A lot, apparently. More than Al Gore, that’s for sure!

    “I came to the conclusion there is climate change,” he wrote. “But I am yet to see definitive evidence on its severity; how much of it is human induced; how long it has been going for and how long it is likely to go for; how much is due to the solar cycle; how much is due to the all sorts of variables in oceans which cover 71 percent of the planet’s surface and for which there is no all-encompassing historical data, nor can there be, or how capable the planet is of self-correction (which seems to be the big surprise among scientists, although they seem to be constantly ‘surprised,’ yet can be so definitive on climate change…).”

    Global warming is actually good!

    Who knew?

  8. Bob Roberts says:


    Obama warns Israel that sending in ground troops could cause casualties.

    Obama apparently would rather Israel just keep letting Hamas pound them again and again with rockets.

    What, about 2,000 to date this time? And that’s on top of thousands upon thousands in the past.

  9. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    One lib at the Slimes has finally belatedly focused in on the handwriting on the wall

    Maybe it’s too soon to pierce this cloud of postelection smugness. But in the spirit of friendly correction – or, O.K., maybe curmudgeonly annoyance – let me point out some slightly more unpleasant truths about the future that liberalism seems to be winning.

    Liberals look at the Obama majority and see a coalition bound together by enlightened values – reason rather than superstition, tolerance rather than bigotry, equality rather than hierarchy. But it’s just as easy to see a coalition created by social disintegration and unified by economic fear.

    This is a great flaw in the liberal vision, because whatever role government plays in prosperity, transfer payments are not a sufficient foundation for middle-class success. It’s not a coincidence that the economic era that many liberals pine for – the great, egalitarian post-World War II boom – was an era that social conservatives remember fondly as well: a time of leaping church attendance, rising marriage rates and birthrates, and widespread civic renewal and engagement.

    No such renewal seems to be on the horizon. That isn’t a judgment on the Obama White House, necessarily. But it is a judgment on a certain kind of blithe liberal optimism, and the confidence with which many Democrats assume their newly emerged majority is a sign of progress rather than decline.

  10. johnnosk says:

    1449 Days to go

  11. johnnosk says:

    Activists get suspended sentences for wrecking crop

    These loons destroyed a GM crop that would have been more resistant to Australia’s harsh climate, the wheat would have been able to survive and bring in a harvest using less water and pesticides/ herbicides.

    Typical greenies!

  12. AC says:

    Moonbat apparatchiks certify error-ridden results against Allen West

    How convenient, they just happened to miss the deadline.

  13. AC says:

    Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants in government ‘welcome’ materials

    Comrade Chairman still needs to import more stampers if he hopes to win securely in 2016.

  14. Sam Adams says:

    AC says:
    November 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Why Gold Bugs Should Cheer For Democrat Presidents

    Of course the increase in gold prices assume that at some point, you are willing to exchange your gold (an investment with intrinsic value) for paper money (an investment with zero intrinsic value).

  15. Sam Adams says:

    Bob Roberts says:
    November 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm


    Obama warns Israel that sending in ground troops could cause casualties.


    Perhaps it was this concern that prevented dear leader from sending in the cavalry to rescue/protect our folks in Benghazi.

  16. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Why Gold Bugs Should Cheer For Democrat Presidents

    One comment there sums it up nicely

    Gold bugs: “Yay FDR!”

    oh wait…

  17. Sam Adams says:

    If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm!” the sign states.

    We should take this message to heart. Power that is produced by coal should not be sent to most congressional districts in California. Oil companies should refuse to fill up Nancy Peloci’s car.

  18. Sam Adams says:

    “Living under the threat of rocket attack is certainly a psychological trauma. But what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under.”

    Moonbats really are clueless. How many rockets would have to be shot at NYC for Mara Schiavocampo to figure out they were under attack?

  19. Ummah Gummah says:


    Now that the won is practically into his second term, I wonder why they’re still trying to hide things from US:

    State Department official attends OIC meeting on banning “defamation of Islam,” OIC scrubs website to remove mention of U.S. official’s attendance

    I’m not holding my breath waiting for any of the GOP Quislings to start asking some questions. Asking questions will only get them branded as “raaaaaaythiiithf”.

    Good God, how far we have fallen..


  20. Bill T says:

    Texas Liberty Preservation Act Would Prevent Indefinate Detention Without Trial

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