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Shouldn't that be "Liberal Wahhabism"?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:30 PM
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Teo, the title changed a million times during the editing process. You know how it is.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:30 PM
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But now your "teacher's union" line doesn't make any sense.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:31 PM
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Also, do you mean takbir or takfir?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:32 PM
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Teo is banned!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:33 PM
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As I have said before, you people just can't enjoy art, can you.


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:33 PM
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Emerson is teh takfiri!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:33 PM
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Who's the artist, FL? That really is an uncanny likeness of you!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:34 PM
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Turns out Jews are the true Wahhabists.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:34 PM
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I meant takbir, though takfir is at least equally funny.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:35 PM
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Yet another tired shot at Goldberg, who has been nominated for Pulitzer on the strength of this work.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:35 PM
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You know, I was going to post about the Pulitzer thing, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:37 PM
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I think it's great. But he needs to win it for the tainting of the well-recognized societal honors to precede apace.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:39 PM
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Finally, someone who acknowledges that middle-eastern people do smile.


Posted by: asl | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:42 PM
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Wait, Jonah was really nominated for a Pulitzer?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:42 PM
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Aren't Pulitzer nominations really more like those studio ads during award season that read: "For your consideration, Dude, Where's My Car for Best Picture. Ashton Kutcher for Best Actor. Jennifer Garner for Best Supporting Actress."

I thought they routinely nominated writers with no thought or expectation that they would actually win.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:42 PM
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16: I mean, he was "nominated" by his own syndication company. Vested interests and all that.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:43 PM
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16/17: Okay, that sounds more reasonable.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:44 PM
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We can top that--someone nominate Labs for a Nobel Peace prize.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:45 PM
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I would be honored to join Rush Limbaugh in the distinguished group of nominees.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:48 PM
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I mean, he was "nominated" by his own syndication company. Vested interests and all that.

Right, but that's always true. And the analogy (ogged's on hiatus!) to Oscar nominations is a good one, because--as a general rule--the movie I least like in the Best Picture category wins the award. That Pulitzers might follow the same rule seems possible, and a Goldberg victory would make the rule all but explicit.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:48 PM
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"the title changed a million times during the editing process."

Liberal Wahhabism: The Totalitarian Temptation from Danish Cartoons to Danish Danishes


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:49 PM
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the analogy (ogged's on hiatus!)

The failure of the Unfoggedtariat to use analogies since last week is just like the failure of the Pequots to slaughter the Pilgrims on Day One. You'll all be sorry when Ogged comes back and sticks you on a reservation in Okla-fucking-homa.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:52 PM
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Oh sure, all you people making fake books mocking Jonah Goldberg. Only my cob-logger has it in him to make a real book!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:53 PM
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Friends, I have been twice (at least) nominated for a Pulitzer. You can bask in it if you want, but publishers always do it; it means nothing.


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:53 PM
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The failure of the Unfoggedtariat to use analogies since last week

You must have overlooked my comparison of Lewis Lapham to Dr. Demento.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:56 PM
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25, edited:

Friends, I have been twice (at least) nominated for a World's Greatest Dad trophy. You can bask in it if you want, but your kids always do it; it means nothing.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 12:59 PM
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(The mental image of Eric telling his kids that on Father's Day cracks me up.)


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:00 PM
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24: I'm enjoying watching Sifu work that link into each thread. Quick, someone put up a post on oatmeal so we can see how it's relevant.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:02 PM
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24: Wow!

After I get out of this graduate program I was hoping to put together some collections of the Best of the Mineshaft, starting with my own finest comments. It looks like a pretty straightforward procedure.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:04 PM
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29: just watch me! Although I have yet to figure out how it integrates with the SC vote buying thread.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:05 PM
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Let's nominate Jonah for a Nobel, then. I'm undecided between Literature, Peace, and Chemistry. All three, maybe.

Sifu, where the fuck are the Poor Man's Randy Moss posts? Political shit is easy to find.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:05 PM
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Definitely Chemistry.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:06 PM
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31: Votes, schmotes. Buy this book!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:07 PM
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Sifu, where the fuck are the Poor Man's Randy Moss posts?

If you look closely, sometimes Moss is visible at the edges of the vaseline(?)-smeared images of Tom Brady.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:11 PM
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I would be honored to join Rush Limbaugh in the distinguished group of nominees.

I was in a meeting with some private equity guys, and they were gossiping about a deal in which Limbaugh was a major source of revenue for the target company. The gossip was that the buyer needed to be able to get life insurance on Limbaugh in order to get financing for the deal. Given that the value of the policy was ridiculously high, and Limbaugh is basically uninsurable (grossly obese, type-A personality, history of opiate addiction), it proved near impossible to get someone to write the policy. In the end, they got a carrier to do it for some outrageously high premium.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:12 PM
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I'm enjoying watching Sifu work that link into each thread.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:13 PM
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34: I should point out that I am receiving no financial consideration for my book advocacy, and in fact had to buy my own copy with the rest of the preachers.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:13 PM
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This book cements the place of 9/11 in history as merely being an unfortunate byproduct of a doctrinal squabble between Wahhabist Fascists and Liberal Fascists.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:19 PM
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Oh, wait -- this is real? That's where The Editors has been for the last few weeks?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:20 PM
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40: Or so the mullahs would have you believe.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:32 PM
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In other news, I think I may well have lost the bet I made here:

http://www.unfogged.com/archives/comments_8119.html#745177

Unbelievable. Fuck the Congressional Democrats. Stras and PF are visionaries, I am a naive idiot.

Have to check the rebate details, but it doesn't look good so far.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:40 PM
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OK, Stras wins. I tried to stick up with you, but I can't whip Pelosi and Reid.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:46 PM
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Actually, I should reserve judgement on 42, maybe retract it.

FROM AP:

A GOP-written provision to allow businesses suffering losses now to reclaim taxes previously paid was dropped....

The rebates would phase out gradually for individuals whose income exceeds $75,000 and couples with incomes above $150,000, aides said. Individuals with incomes up to $87,000 and couples up to $174,000 would get partial rebates. The caps are higher for those with children.

So the worst business tax cut is gone, and the phase out range is lower. It all depends on the phase outs, if they are strong enough then maybe my statement could barely squeak by.

God, though, giving tens of billions in business tax cuts with nothing to bolster state governments or safety net programs is a bitter pill though.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:48 PM
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Fuck the Congressional Democrats.

It's all Stockholm Syndrome, all the time. They really are just two steps above useless.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:48 PM
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43: yeah, even if this thing ends up being non-regressive by a hair I think I still lost in spirit.

I knew about Reid, but thought Pelosi was better. Boehner really rolled her, he's a minority leader of unprecedented effectiveness.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:49 PM
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42, 43: Well... It says that the rebate will only apply to those with less than $75,000 in taxable income. So yes, the very bottom end who don't pay income taxes are getting less, but the top 10% shouldn't be getting any rebate checks whatsoever.

The real question is how big the offhandedly mentioned "robust package of business incentives" and "help for homeowners facing possible mortgage foreclosures" are, since those will almost certainly skew toward helping the top 10%.

Considering the numbers point toward the rebate totalling around $70-80 billion, it wouldn't surprise me if the business tax incentives are the same again, which would definitely give the top 10% more than their fair share.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:52 PM
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45: well, you have to adjust for the evil of the other side. If the Reps had a majority they might have grabbed this opportunity to make the 01-03 tax cuts permanent. That would have been horrible.

At the least, a Republican package would have been completely dominated by business tax cuts, and definitely would have given nothing to the bottom 40-50 percent of households.

The Dems are useless compared to what they should be, but still better than the Reps, that's about all you can say.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:52 PM
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It's all Stockholm Syndrome, all the time.

And this is why I have such uneasy feelings about Clinton and Obama. Neither one seems to have it in them to tell the GOP to go fuck themselves already, or to tell other Democrats to grow a sack already.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:53 PM
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It says that the rebate will only apply to those with less than $75,000 in taxable income....the top 10% shouldn't be getting any rebate checks whatsoever.

The $75 K limit only applies to single filers with no kids. For families, it goes up to $150,000 before the phase out starts. That's well into the top 10 percent. But that alone wouldn't be such a big issue.

The business tax cut with nothing to balance it back is the crusher.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:57 PM
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49: Exactly.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 1:59 PM
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44: And, to be fair, that tax benefit for businesses probably would not have cost too much anyway, since businesses are already allowed to carry those losses forward to avoid taxes in future years. The only difference would be the time-value of receiving those tax breaks today instead of 2-3 years out, and the losses in tax revenue from paying out money to firms that will go bankrupt anyway (a sop to bondholders, basically).


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 2:02 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't tax rebates added to your tax bill later, so it's no net benefit?

Back in 2001, my parents stuck their tongues at Bush by spending their rebates in France.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 2:11 PM
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53: Well, yes, in that a rebate will produce debt that needs to be paid back sometime. But the theory is that properly-timed rebates are a counter-cyclical expansion of the money supply which will help smooth economic ups and downs.

(i.e., the government, as lender of last resort, gives people cash when they really need it and takes extra when they're rolling in it, since most profit-driven liquidity-providing firms like banks will do the opposite)


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 2:32 PM
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Whoo, $300!!! Home ownership, here I come!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 3:22 PM
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"Home ownership" s/b "Elgin, ND"


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 3:28 PM
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Actually, you know, Reid is suddenly showing some backbone on FISA. He seems to be refusing to bring it to a vote since the Republicans are threatening to filibuster the amendments. He said that he's willing to let the bill expire rather than pass a bad one.

OK, this isn't the CSPAN blog.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 3:44 PM
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OK, this isn't the CockSPAN blog.

Fixed.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 3:51 PM
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53: You're thinking of the gimmick in 2001, where the Treasury sent everyone a check with an advance on their refund. That was a scam. As I understand it, this time the rebate is for real.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 3:52 PM
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Wingnut: Be vewy quiet. I'm hunting Wahhabists.
(spoken) WAHHABIST TWACKS!! WAHHABIST HOLE!!
(thrusting keyboard) KILL THE WAHHABIST KILL THE WAHHABIST! KILL THE WAHHABIST!

Ogged (spoken): Kill the wahhabist?

Wingnut: YO HO HO! YO HO HO! YO HO...

Ogged: Oh mighty warrior of great fighting stock
Might I inquire to ask eh... what's up wingnut?

Wingnut: I'm going to kill the wahhabist!

Ogged: O mighty warrior, 'twill be quite a task
How will you do it, might I inquire to ask?

Wingnut: I will do it with my keyboad and wight wing tawking points.

Ogged: keyboad and wight wing tawking points?

Wingnut: keyboad and wight wing tawking points.

Ogged: wight wing tawking points?

Wingnut: wight wing tawking points!

Ogged (spoken, snarkastically): wight wing tawking points.


Posted by: Bryan | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 4:38 PM
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actually if my cob-logger made a real book I'd probably want to work it in too. It it wouldn't hurt too much that is.

I don't feel strong enough to insert a petroleum jelly joke at this point.


Posted by: bryan | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 4:41 PM
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I move that commenters should be consistent in the capitalization of their pseudonyms.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 6:02 PM
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So I guess this is the thread to note, as you probably knew, that Kucinich has dropped out of the presidential race. I anticipate either a candlelight vigil or civil unrest in Portland; I'll keep you posted.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 6:21 PM
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"Home ownership" s/b "Elgin, ND"

Fuckin' A--today I'm really feeling ready to move there. This ambition thing really isn't working out for me. I can't find the $7000 fixer-upper anymore but this place is still quite affordable. $61/mo after a down payment that I could pretty easily afford. I wouldn't need much job to cover that. Something with low expectations that would afford me lots of leisure time would be nice.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 6:33 PM
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Bryan, "snarkastically" is the only thing wrong in 60.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 6:42 PM
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63: I'm wondering if the folks across the street will take down their Kucinich signs.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:01 PM
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Drive a hard bargain, Otto. Housing prices are going down. $13.7 k is just their asking price.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:04 PM
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Shit, Otto, you could make that much money by blogging.

Hmm.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:06 PM
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66: If they're like Kucinich groupies around here, no. They might even write in his name at primary time.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:07 PM
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I figure anyone who puts a Kucinich sign in their yard is a groupie. By definition.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:10 PM
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68: Good point. I'll write to Denton and propose that he expand the Gawker empire onto the Great Plains. That or I'll create NDist.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:14 PM
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&0: Your local Kucinich groupies could be more flighty or fatalistic; they might jump to another candidate, or commit seppuku. Here, they'll probably change the '2008' to '2012' on their lawn signs and leave them up.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:16 PM
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70, obvs.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:17 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you SO MUCH, CC, for keeping us a nation of laws.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:19 PM
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Fuckin' A--today I'm really feeling ready to move there.

Another place to look, Detroit. Someone on Archive Megan's blog posted a link to an actual mansion on for 900,000 so I looked at some other MLA listings there and I think they even have Elgin beat on home prices. Detroit must actually be hell on earth.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:22 PM
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74: Wow. Good work, CC.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:25 PM
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Yay CC!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:27 PM
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It's kind of awful how we're making fun of people who we probably agree with, politically.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:28 PM
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Yay, CC! Heebie, you better reconsider all those nasty things you said RIGHT NOW.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:31 PM
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78: not so much.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:31 PM
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7.8865786736479050355236321393219e+374


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:32 PM
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78. Oh, we've had this discussion before. I do agree with them, and mostly with him, but doubting his ability to achieve his objectives seems only reasonable. And most of the Kucinich types I've come into contact with don't really get that.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:35 PM
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81: Sole Google of "7.8865786736479050355236321393219::

7.8865786736479050355236321393219e+374 Không dùng longint hay integer đc đâu, dùng string, viết function x 2 số theo kiểu string Sau đó dùng for cho x từ 1 -> 200 String trong pascal chiếm 256 kí tự còn 200! lên đến 375 kí tự thì nhân kiểu gì @saiyuky: Đây là loại bài làm việc với số lớn khá là phổ biến trong pascal. Có 2 cách là dùng kiểu string hoặc mảng để thực hiện các phép tính toán đơn giản như cộng, trừ, nhân, chia. Bạn cứ lập trình lại cách bạn tính cộng, trừ, nhân bằng tay còn chia thì có hơi phức tạp hơn chút. Bạn muốn tính 200! thừa thì nên sử dụng mảng 400 phần tử kiểu byte (để đặc trưng cho 1 số). Sau đó sử dụng 3 mảng kiểu trên để tính ra 200! Nên tính thử với các giá trị nhỏ để kiểm tra chương trình nhân số lớn.

Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:38 PM
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I'm sure Heebie knew. 200 factorial. CC!

OK, I admit to being orthogonal to the world.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:40 PM
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74: Congratulations, CC. And thanks. I wondered why CC whupped me so easily the one time I was foolish enough to tangle with him. Now I know.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:42 PM
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7.8865 came up a lot on Google.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:43 PM
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74: sweet sweetness.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:48 PM
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74: yay CC. Some good news to go to bed on.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:49 PM
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Char-LEY!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:50 PM
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Holy crap. Way to go CC!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:52 PM
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OT: Sausagely on the Bush Administration's strategy for bringing democracry, freedom, and love for America to the Middle East by continuing to support the autocratic governments we're hated for supporting but also invading Iraq:

So why not support democracy by supporting it in Iraq? It's about on a par with worrying about gangrene developing in your right hand, but also worrying that you're right-handed and may not be able to write without it, so instead you decide to amputate the left hand and hope for the best.

Evidence for or against the analogy ban?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:55 PM
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The comments on the story linked at 74 are...unsurprising:

the judges should just stay out of this. these people are the enemy. i think the cia or whoever should do what it takes to get answers as long as it protects the american people. what would they do to us. wait they already had prisoners and they decapitated them. how can we win the war on terror if we have one hand tied behind our back?

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:55 PM
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how can we win the war on terror if we have one hand tied behind our back?

Nuclear weapons, obviously. Only takes one hand to push the button.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:58 PM
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Oh, hooray for CC! I wave my miniature American flags at you!

Thanks!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 7:59 PM
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82: Yes, we've had this discussion before. The making fun gets a little tired.

Congratulations and thanks to CharleyC.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:00 PM
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I figure anyone who puts a Kucinich sign in their yard is a groupie.

Probably. But all the Kucinich supporters I know are good people, if utterly quixotic on the topic of Dennis. The local Kucinich campaign organizer hereabouts is ex-Peace Corps and also a field organizer for The Bill Of Rights Defense Committee in his spare time. Also, Dennis is the only Presidential candidate to have ever bought me a beer. So I ain't talking smack about him.

Thank you SO MUCH, CC

Wow. I am honored to share a blog with you, sir.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:02 PM
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91:

Evidence for or against the analogy ban?

Dude. For.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:02 PM
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97: And yet, considering the topic, the incoherence is kind of genius.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:05 PM
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Kucinic is the only candidate many of us really had in the race, and he was never real.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:06 PM
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More OT: The hell?

In a private ceremony at the State Department Thursday, Clarence Prevost, a Minnesota flight instructor, was presented with a $5 million check for flagging suspicious behavior by al Qaida operative Zacarias Moussaoui, who was learning to fly a jumbo jet before the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Two other former employees of the Pan American International Flight Academy who tipped the FBI that a terrorist might be in their midst were overlooked, however.

Both men, who were honored by a Senate resolution in 2005, reacted with disbelief at learning they'd been left out.

Also, one more voice added to the huzzahs for our very own CC!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:08 PM
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95: not so!

74: score one for us terrorists!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:15 PM
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100: Marvey, the man prevented the September 11th attacks; you don't think he should be rewarded?

Fuck those other assholes, though. Late to the party, suckers!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:18 PM
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82: agreed.


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102: Yeah, all they were doing was covering their asses by reporting it.

That program has given out $82M to 50 people, average of over $1.6M per!!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:30 PM
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Congrats, CC! Awesome.

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Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:30 PM
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Fuck those other assholes, though. Late to the party, suckers!

Hell no, those dudes got robbed!

Is there anything more unseemly than bickering over 9/11 reward money?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:32 PM
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106: not bickering over it, commie!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-24-08 8:35 PM
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parsimmon at 65: I thought Snarkastically was the best thing about it!


Posted by: bryan | Link to this comment | 01-25-08 2:00 AM
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108: I find that it is best to apply Samuel Johnson's maxim, Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out, to blog comments as well as other writing. I don't actually apply it, I just find it true in retrospect.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-25-08 6:29 AM
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Hook 'em, CC! Hell yeah!


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 01-25-08 7:34 AM
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