funny how they never mentioned the “buddy system” for checking for lumps in your team mate’s sack…cuz I think that might catch on.
Obama to Boehner: “My very strong suspicion is there are enough votes there. Hold a vote. Call a vote right now. Let’s see what happens.” (Said today at an unannounced stop at FEMA National Response Coordination Center in Washington, DC.)
At this point, I think Boehner is just trying to prove his is bigger than Obama’s.
See – Obama was visiting the FEMA CAMPS! THEY’RE COMING FOR US!!
Morning Caller, Haru!
My cold got better overnight!
OK, this is the most entertaining comment of the day on the HP thread about the default:
6 minutes ago ( 1:25 PM)
Where are we going? The Bible says: “At the appointed time [the king of the north] will return back.” (Daniel 11:29a) The return of Russia in this context means crisis, which will eclipse the Great Depression. Not only the eurozone will break up, but also the European Union and NATO. Then many countries of the former Eastern block will return under the wing of Moscow. The return of Russia is only a matter of time.
I thought that quote was from the 2nd Letter of Paul to the Oklahomians…
Been a long time since catechism class, and anyway I was always a short-bus student there.
This doesn’t even make the slightest bit of sense.
Yeah, but I’ll bet 48% of the voters would approve. Of course, these are the people who think Russians all do that squat-kick-dance-thing while wearing funny tall hats.
We all know the King of the North is Canada.
Nanook of the North!
I’m on board. You?
Wow. Pretty amazing!
But, no child-safety-seat?
I knew the filmmaker’s granddaughter… she thought she was royalty. 🙄
The Prince and Princess of Canada. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UcZsM5PDJQ
The Duck and Doochess of York!
A wonderful day for Canada and therefore the world, yes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-98Jg_4p_O8
and btw, DEATH to merica! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS4v_kj9rw4
I just don’t have the stomach to wade in at the Poo anymore. It’s so overrun with low fan-count trolls, the bullchit factor is approaching infinity.
Sometimes I feel like we’re on the parapets at Helms Deep, and this time the Ents aren’t gonna show up in time…
Yeah … whatever happened to their new policies to keep the trolls out… ? 😕
Was always a faux-policy, misdirection and lies to try to keep some of the older posters active but never intended to do anything but line the corporate pockets.
I really believe HP sells blocks of user IDs to the nickle-poster groups, it gives them income from both the IDs and the clicks. Try THAT on for a conspiracy theory, HP!
It’s totally gone to the dogs over there. No pretense of organization or civility – not that it was the “model forum” in the past, but now it’s just total chaos.
Their entire troll policy was not to keep out trolls and reduce vitriol. That was lies. All LIES !!!
Hi there RF
Having been a long time Huff&Puff reader, I am really appalled at the severity with which it has degenerated. Basically now pure and simple, it just sux,
Yes, threads full of idiotic talking points, nobody really talking to each other just throwing out inflammatory comments on both sides.
And to think I might have cared at one point… Oh well, always good to grow past things.
As has been said many times, it was the place where we all met before coming here or heading off to other sites. In that sense it was OK, but as far as contributing comments over there I’m pretty much done.
Just not worth the trouble, nobody is really listening and nobody really cares over there.
There new algorithm for sorting out trolls is actually to find worthy contestants for their new game. Beat the troll. Only the posts with the most venom get thru. Thoughtful posts that don’t create “the right kind of click producing” controversy get tossed.
Their new algorithm.
Yes, the filters do seem designed to let the short zingers through. More comments per page, more clicks.
The people running the forum obviously don’t participate and have little or no understanding of the dynamics – and it isn’t really necessary for them. They just want to make it so us “little people” can post our “little thoughts” and then move on to click on the next Miley Cyrus or Justin Bobblehead or sideboob page.
The Technology page, BTW, had 7 “articles” on the iPhone (adverts all) and 6 on Grand Theft Auto 5 (again, all adverts) when I looked a couple of weeks ago – but absolutely NONE on any of the HP changes…
So much for newsflashes or updates on HP policies or “improvements”
And the new format, although universally panned by users, keeps making inroads.
Time to find something else to do with my online activity. That’s the message I’m getting from HP – loud and clear.
Agreed, my friend, agreed.
Well, come here!
Well, off to run errands and stuff. See you all laterz.
Bye buddy! I come up with all that and you’re gone 😦
The evolution of HP, thanks to its design had no other choice if it was to grow. It wasn’t constructed to have a cafe style discussion over a pastry and a cup of coffee. Many of us did that though, while sharing music and getting a feel for what others taste and style was. HP got way too big too quickly and decided on the mass marketing rock show. It’s 24/7 drive stimulated an area where only cocaine, meth and hard core gamers had gone before. Many saw the direction, but chose to only frequent it like one would a mom and pop shop that branched out too far.
Those headlines are designed for gladiators rather than discussions, and mods given small means to referee. Also, the idea that the tparty and conservatives just ran out of anything functional to the discussion, not unlike our conversations with conservatives on the golf course, with relatives and what just pops up in general————-the reality factor is virtually gone. Sure, it’s nice to see some at HP setting the record straight, but RF, you are right on about its futility. HP’s design is to keep us there for their advertisers alone, whether they’ve got some interesting articles, or the salacious, not unlike how porn sold in its heyday. 😉
OMG, did you hear what Miley Cyrus just said!?
LMAO Haruko Haruhara!!! Where can I get the lowdown? Any ideas? I need to know. I wonder what people are saying about her…
The new Madonna … only unlike Madonna, she has NO discernible talent.
I’ve still gotta know what makes her tick, what she’s thinking when she’s out, what restaurants she dines at, is she superstitious, what she wants in a man….or a woman, cologne she prefers and perfume she wears, does she like walks at the beach, who rocks her world. Dammit!!!!!!!!!! These things shouldn’t be kept from us
Good afternoon Woof,
I agree with everything you’ve said, except that the part about “mods given small means to referee”. I don’t think the new policy has them doing any actual refereeing. I think they are like the people who poke the bull before the bull-fight to get him all riled up.
Good afternoon to you Waverly! I like your insinuation of something even more nefarious. I can just picture the role plays they warm up with.
If you look at the history of the Pavley thread, all they have been doing is attempting to placate, and keep long time posters from bailing, by making vague comments alluding to them trying to fix things. Yeah, my ass they’re working on it. They’ve FIXED it alright.
“designed for gladiators rather than discussions”
That pretty much sums it up. I won’t even bother going on some threads because it’s the equivalent of jumping into the middle of a fist fight. No debate, just everyone waiting for their turn to pummel someone. And you get it from all sides now.
auf Wiedersehen, Oktoberfest 2013
Myron Floren ~ The Laughing Disco Polka
The schmenge brothers (John Candy & Eugene Levy) ~ The last polka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qixMnBDaw4
A fabulous night. Thanks for the memories, crats.
Just a quickie for now. Got a dog and a FAT badger to walk. Just saw this excerpt from the tooobz and needed to share it. “My god, you sock puppets are some hateful, lying trolls.” 😀 BBL!
Boehner is seeing the signs everywhere. He’s beginning to crack.
If there wasn’t a government shutdown, Obama would be at the center of this photo, probably standing somewhere out front between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia (seventh from the right) and Xi Jinping of China (eighth from the left).
Look to the upper right-hand corner. That’s where we stand.
This just reinforces world opinion on how idiotic the US is acting.
Sure that isn’t Madame Tussauds’ Putin?
That’s true, but when have conservatives ever cared about the rest of the world? I mean the parts that don’t have “our” oil under their feet anyway. Stylin’ shirts though.
Yeah, stylin’ shirts they are, I’ll give ya that much.
Vlad wants so bad to tear that thing off and show us his muscles.
Hey caller, nice phone, the two most important numbers.
Pizza is code for this place. Don’t tell Jack.
Mum’s the word. I’m just glad that you chose someplace private to give me this information. 😉
🙄 Like he reads this.
Kim Fowley ~ The Canyon People (interview)
With time winding down, the GOP continues its balancing act.
@jack, left you a note on chat
Check out this exchange between Pete Sessions and a heckler.
We all need to get in their faces and let the know they’re not fooling anyone with their bullshit rhetoric.
What an arrogant cowardly phony Sessions is.
Did you see how fast he ran away ?
I’m reminded of the great Peter O’Toole line from “My Favorite Year” (he plays a drunken, washed-up former movie star called back to make one last film),
” I’m not an ACTOR, I’m a MOVIE STAR!”
To paraphrase, ” I’m not a People’s Representative, I’m a House Republican!”
Yeah, like: how dare you breath in my airspace.
Afternoon BIB, hows things down your way ?
nice, a little cooler today, how are you doing?
At least the week long rain has stopped and the sun is out today 🙂
Post/ABC News poll: GOP is getting blamed for the shutdown
My cousin’s wifes breast cancer surgery went well, they will find out the mass of the tumor, whether the lymph nodes are involved, and chemo is likely. thank you for prayers.
Hi BIB, sending much love her way.
Prayers continue. I hope she’ll be okay.
Polls: Public places more blame for shutdown on GOP
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