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Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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  1. #1 |  Cynical in CA | 

    #37 | Stephen —

    “Boobs make me dumb.” — CinCA

    “I had that problem the other night playing poker at Clicks (local pool hall/bar). This woman across the table had big boobs and a low cut shirt. She kept bouncing her leg and the motion tranfered up her body and made it very difficult to concentrate on the cards. I’m sure she did it on purpose.” :)

    Couldn’t figure out her tells, eh?

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    #40 | JS |

    Cynical “Boobs make me dumb.”

    ‘Yea but in a good way right?’

    I really hope so.

  3. #3 |  Lucy | 

    The only timed I counted Muslims waiting for a flight I was 14 and it was October 2001. And even then I knew that logically Muslims could be white or especially of African descent. And I knew it was stupid, pointless exercise in paranoia.

    My problem with Williams being fired is that tax payer funded journalism opens up a big old can of wars about what’s censorship. NPR, assuming I am not broke, the moment you go off tax dollars, I’ll send you 50 bucks.

  4. #4 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    One interesting point with NPR is that they claimed Juan had a history of comments representing a pattern that put him as the focus of the news…because he was expressing his own views…which undermines NPR’s credibility as a news organization.

    NPR is just as biased as every “network” and their journalists constantly are reporting thru their bias and expressing thier own views. Any libertarian or anarchist most likely would cramp up from cringing and wincing thru a broadcast.

    Wait…even that isn’t interesting. Why does anyone care? It is theater, not credible news.

  5. #5 |  Matt | 

    Or there was the time my sister got creeped out by the odd appearance of a fellow sitting across from her at a library so she found a friend who would walk her home — months later she saw the creep’s picture in the paper — it was Ted Bundy.

    Just because someone looks like Ted Bundy and is Ted Bundy doesn’t mean you have a right to judge them. I can’t believe you people are profiling!

  6. #6 |  Dave W. | 

    Think about it, they are the ones flying the plane, they can lock the door no one else can enter to stop them now (since 9/11).

    The pilot wants to fly into a building he waits for the navigator to use the head, asks the co pilot to check on the passengers, locks the door, viola he takes himself, and all others aboard straight into hell on a set of wings.

    Actually they can probably override and fly the jets from the ground now.

    What will be interesting is if a false flag terrorist gets ahold of the remote control flying room and drops all the jets out of the sky in a matter of five minutes. Would the government admit that it got infiltrated (like it eventually, reluctantly did with the anthrax) or would it try to maintain the illusion that AQ brought them all down (like it did with Flight 93)?

  7. #7 |  OBTC | 

    From the last line of the DHS Policy link:

    “Security theater: if only it provided entertainment commensurate with its expense.”

    Oh it will, when: some “disgruntled” TSA employee exposes the TSA/government employee child porn ring that “was the unfortunate result” of the collection of all those naked “body scans” of children which were “saved and used” for “training purposes.”

  8. #8 |  Cappy | 

    Would NPR have fired Mr. Williams if he had spoke favorably of Muslims? Probably not. No one can say that NPR is a neutral-based news organization.

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  10. #10 |  Joe | 

    Good thing Juan Williams was not playing on line poker in Washington State, because then he would be in serious doo doo.

  11. #11 |  J.S. | 

    Ahh yes, Washingtons lovely silly hypocritical online gambling ban. Aka, the indians and other vested interests bribed lawmakers to lock out any competition. The best part of that law when it was passed was the notion that they (Olympia) was going to go after people who even talked about poker online/in emails. You’d be a criminal for mentioning a poker website to a buddy. Shovel ready jobs I suppose. Big brother is going through all emails from/to Washington State.

    Of course, state lotteries and indian casinos are a-ok. Oregon’s public service ads about gambling, “know when to quit! Get help here! Oh, and please patronize state run slot machines/poker machines and the lotto/scratch it tickets”. Its for the children! The money goes to kids (when the state doesnt raid the funds for public works).

  12. #12 |  Joe | 

    This sums it up Williams well.

    J.S. summed up the hypocrisy of state gambling policies.

  13. #13 |  Stephen | 

    “Couldn’t figure out her tells, eh?”

    Hell, it was hard to figure out what cards I had.

  14. #14 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    When is Radley going to comment on the passing of Bob Guccione?


  15. #15 |  WhiskeyJim | 

    If you’re a minimally capable human being and you are peripherally aware of any Muslims near you on a plane, it doesn’t make you a bigot or a racist.

    I do suggest if you are not peripherally aware, you are hapless.

    Just sayin.’

  16. #16 |  michael thomas | 

    people can be rightfully upset with what Helen Thomas said and her extreme views on the Middle East. But she was a great journalist and she never interjected her views into her reporting.