Disney is trying for the same sort of two-tiered jokes favored by the old Warner Brothers cartoons, plenty of slapstick for junior and some bawdiness for the adults in the audience.
My beef is that, once again, kids are told men are unnecessary, risible buffoons foist upon strong women who can always do better. This is not going to end well if this is the steady fair fed to young women and young men, ‘under the radar.’
February 10, 2014 at 6:58pm
Bingo! Thanks for voicing what was going through my head. Just a way of putting the NFL teams collective keister in a crack. Now someone *has* to pick him up, whether he can play or not, or get greymailed by activists.
October 24, 2013 at 12:10pm
So the troll says that encouraging others to stand up for their rights is a bad thing.
Go tell your OFA handlers that the message is not flying, Timmy.
October 2, 2013 at 10:55am
Okay, I love the story, but I find it incredible, as in not credible, that Bachmann and a group of Congressman just happened to be walking along and the reporters just happened to show up.
There seems to be enough staged drama for both sides.
July 1, 2013 at 8:56am
Here in the Worker’s Paradise, the state of MD has mounted the bloody things in VANS. They play a shell game with them, moving them around different residential areas, “for safety”.
June 13, 2013 at 8:29pm
You racist a$$! I can only hope you are yet another Soros paid Obama For Amerika butt munchers!
This is as bad as the “Communo-Anarchist” schmucks who showed up to the protests of ObamaCare dressed as Nazis to try to get filmed by the MSM as Tea Party protesters.
Slink away, you cowardly putz!
June 13, 2013 at 11:20am
Worse still, this is the sort of ‘thinking’ that leads to the inevitably ‘logical’ thought that a German Shepherd can be more valuable than a new-born and that postpartum abortions should be considered reasonable until the child is 2 or so, all arguments advanced by the ‘logical’, ‘thoughtful’, anti-lifer$ who are $o concerned that we not re$trict the right$ of the woman.
June 12, 2013 at 9:32am
Nah, appealed to what *they* believe is their love of country. Remember, this is the country they were, and are, all on board for “fundamental transformation”. Buttered ‘em up with that big goofy grin and then showed them ‘proof’ that all of the data mining saved lives here, here, and here. Help me out, guys! Help me save America from her enemies and herself.
‘Yessuh!, Yessuh. Yeeees Suh!” (Golly, I just got my picture taken with the President! Squeee!)
June 11, 2013 at 9:03am
Really? Drudge speaks what many of us fear, that God has turned his face from a wicked and sin-filled nation, and you have to conflate that with the hateful Westboro.
Why not “Is Drudge joining Al-Quaeda?” I’m sure that would have gotten *just* as many belly laughs as this poor attempt at humor.
Swing and a miss, mate?
June 11, 2013 at 9:00am
I agree. Rogers is correct in his particulars, this will mean yet another expansion of yet another bureaucracy. But, he’s basic premise is wrong.
The Feds need to learn that using “Other People’s Money” (OPM), no matter how pure the motives, should *always* come with strictures. From social opprobrium, real or imagined, when taking a bundle of food directly from your fellow church members to requirements to adhere to successful strategies to *stop* using OPM and get off the dole, like applying for jobs, proof of no drug use, and not wasting OPM on junk food, booze, and smokes, there should *definitely* be restrictions and rules.
June 6, 2013 at 2:26pm
Err… didn’t the dope smoker in chief already admit, um, er…
How the heck does Matthews expect to be sanctified into the Immaculate Church of the One if he doesn’t even read his Master’s words?
June 6, 2013 at 2:21pm
These guys booked conventions with taking competitive bids. Their chief assured the Congressional oversight committee that the training conventions were few and less than $500k each. The folks who organized these soirees couldn’t be bothered to keep receipts for their bacchanals, something that would have earned the average citizen hefty fines during an audit.
But, we should take the word of the IG that there’s nothing to see here, after he conducted, concluded, and withheld until after the election, the internal audit which uncovered wrongdoing on the part of civil *servants*.
Piss off ‘Pissed’! How about a parting song as you change to your other login: Troll-a-la-a-la.
June 5, 2013 at 2:33pm
Two difficulties with the talking points McD is spewing:
He actually thinks that being allowed to KEEP your own money, rather than “give” it to the government, at gunpoint, is “asking the public to pay for your political work”, and,
He reiterates and directs the general conversation to Tea Party 501(c)4′s when the IRS has attacked religious groups, Christian and Jew, political opponents, and folks claiming the adoption credit (90% were audited), and that’s all we’ve uncovered … so far.
June 3, 2013 at 12:51pm
Like most things, convenience will outweigh right and wrong, legal and illegal. If it’s easier for the police to score more convictions, all legal and aboveboard, of course (because they would *never* cut corners or toss the wrong SOB in jail), then it will be used however they wish. Likewise, if it is easier and more convenient for the O’care folks and the IRS to use a ready made data base of DNA, with it’s attendant info on who is likely to get cancer, ALS, or other genetic predispositions, they will use it as well, whether there is a legal decision or not.
Need proof? Did you know that it is illegal to use your SSN for anything *except* Social Security? Yet state governments like Virginia use it a your license #, and various businesses and Federal agencies use it as a convenient handle to ID your records.
Welcome aboard, folks! Scoot over to make room. Pack a lunch, ’cause we’re going to hell in a hand basket.
May 28, 2013 at 12:18pm
And that’s the lovely thing about it. Things are worth what you pay for them.
Free school/babysitting and parents divest themselves of the responsibility for ensuring their kids are getting a good education.
Pay for it and parents make a point of checking their kid’s work, attending parent teacher meetings, etc.
May 28, 2013 at 8:32am
So you would rather have the “creative” minds that are stamped out of the same mold in universities?
The laziest college students take communications or education classes where their lazy tendencies are capitalized upon by leftist professors.
‘Pop’ subjects like the rainforest get covered in my kids classes in 5th grade, then 6th grade, with a different teacher, then 7th grade, with another teacher, each one thinking they are being flexible, creative, and pertinent to the needs of kids in today’s world!
Yes. Standardize, in elementary, middle and high school, reading, writing, arithmetic, logic and all the other tools that were used successfully for 5000 years of pedagogy. Spend time developing the foundations for clear thought and discipline that must come BEFORE creativity, else we will continue to produce more of the Piss Christ and Jackson Pollack style of ‘creativity’ which demands participation awards in lieu of creation.
Are you out of your mind? We can't waste time teaching Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and logic!
If we spend our time teaching those antiquated notions, we will; end up with a populace that can think and reason for themselves
.....and logic....are you serious? If these kids learn to use logic and reason...we will never be able to become Socialist/Communist/Marxist utopia that we are so close to achieving..
The last thing we need in these United States is for people to have the ability to understand and see what is being done to them by the liberal agenda.
You need to fall in line and take as fact everything we are feeding you through the mainstream media do not question, do not attempt to think. There are no other points of view.
People see these "teacher quits" stories and have a knee-jerk reaction to support the teacher. The truth is that a lot of these teachers don't want standardized testing or to "teach to the test" because having a means to judge if kids are learning is a threat to the teacher. They would much "foster creative minds" by getting kids to agree with them on topics of social justice, fairness, renewable energy, the dangers of traditional energy, the excesses of Capitalism, our role in arising conflicts, being a good citizen, etc. We don't have standardized tests for these critical thinking subjects... yet.
Daihi, perhaps some teachers oppose the standardized test as the centerpiece of education, at least that is the gist I get from Rubinstein.
BTW, another subject, maybe you've noticed she referred to a teacher as "she" -- It's telling, while in 60's there was around 35% male teachers in the system, nowadays it is less than 10%.
May 24, 2013 at 6:36pm
LordJosh H2O2 is unstable in a way that hydrocarbons aren’t. Gasoline itself does not burn, gas fumes burn. H2O2, though, will break down just sitting in the container. As a stabilizer, they put benzene in the stuff you use for cuts (so do NOT use it for a mouthwash, or, drink it, like my little brother did when we were kids). The more highly concentrated this stuff is, the greater the sheer mas of liquid that decomposes. The decomposition produces heat. That heat causes, yep, more decomposition and, potentially … BOOM.
October 5, 2012 at 9:35am
She’s welcome to be true to her beliefs. I will defend her right. But, she needs to understand that this will make anathema to *most* Americans. Stick to your guns (whatever they are), but don’t whine that nobody understands me…
"I don’t pray in public.”
I don't think she prays at all.
@Bloody, No, she just prays to the State. God in the pledge places something above her coveted deity. The God called Government also has a commandment to it's followers. Thou shalt have no God before me. She is following the commandments of her Lord and Master, the State. She worships at the alter of the State and sings the praises of the State's chosen Messiah, Obama.
BLOODY SAM... It is an unfortunate reality that the unchurched and the "churched" are under educated in religious matters and in positions of authority. There is a huge difference between a pledge of allegiance to a nation and to uphold its laws and a prayer to a Divine being. This woman is clueless and should not be voted back in to office. Why? Because she showed a complete lack of common sense.
Agreed. She has a right to her position. In fact, she has a first amendment right to her position. But the beauty of the Constitution is, so do I. I am not from PA, so I don't know this woman. But were her long-standing positions on the Pledge and praying public knowledge before her elections? Or is this a secret that is just now coming out? Seems like this would be a hard thing to hide. While not a dealbreaker for a vote, people should get to choose with full knowledge.
Clandaddy - fully agree with you. I spent 33+ years defending her right to be an _______ (fill in the blank). The simple solution for her constituents is to either recall her or vote her out.
October 5, 2012 at 9:32am
Ryan’s mom is right. He should be true to himself. But. she should also teach him that being true to himself is sometimes rough going. He should not expect to be handed the keys when he bucks the trend.
I’m reminded of another Scout who, at his Eagle Board Review, in front of his Scoutmaster and bigwigs from the District office, declared himself an atheist. His Scoutmaster pulled him aside and reiterated that BSA doesn’t care *what* you believe in, only that you believe there is something *higher* than yourself. He refused to back off his statement and was, properly, denied his Eagle.