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2014-06-25 10:36:04 AM
www.pensitoreview.com
 
2014-06-25 11:07:59 AM
One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk. There's a simple reason for this- a few years after Saddam came into power, he'd decided to modernize the area, and part of that was installing proper plumbing. The local mullahs decided that Saddam was actually trying to poison the population with this modern sorcery, so they urged the people to block the pipes.

And the people did, with everything they had on hand... including a fairly large number of dead animals. You can't swing a dead cat in parts of Baghdad without hitting a dead donkey. Well, naturally, the people started getting sick. The mullahs cited this as definitive proof that Saddam was trying to poison everyone.

The reason I mention that is because I think we're going to see a parallel process in a lot of rural America. When people are able to get the mental health care they need, they will realize that they weren't diagnosed as paranoid before, and I think a substantial number will then decide that Obamacare causes mental illness.
 
2014-06-25 01:12:45 PM
Picture of the caller in question:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-25 01:12:59 PM
Yeah, we all have a crazy uncle who listens to AM radio
 
2014-06-25 01:16:46 PM
Keep your federal mints out of my Thin Mints.
 
2014-06-25 01:17:02 PM
To sum up this guy's whole article: there are retards living in South Carolina.
 
2014-06-25 01:18:00 PM

Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk.


My friend's platoon was driving through I forget which city at night and using NVGs and one of the humvees ended up falling into one of those trenches.

Those were some unhappy Rangers.
 
2014-06-25 01:21:23 PM

Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk. There's a simple reason for this- a few years after Saddam came into power, he'd decided to modernize the area, and part of that was installing proper plumbing. The local mullahs decided that Saddam was actually trying to poison the population with this modern sorcery, so they urged the people to block the pipes.

And the people did, with everything they had on hand... including a fairly large number of dead animals. You can't swing a dead cat in parts of Baghdad without hitting a dead donkey. Well, naturally, the people started getting sick. The mullahs cited this as definitive proof that Saddam was trying to poison everyone.

The reason I mention that is because I think we're going to see a parallel process in a lot of rural America. When people are able to get the mental health care they need, they will realize that they weren't diagnosed as paranoid before, and I think a substantial number will then decide that Obamacare causes mental illness.


Open trench sewers are quite common in the Middle East.

In the US, we are smarter and use the ocean.
 
2014-06-25 01:23:55 PM

Notabunny: Yeah, we all have a crazy uncle who listens to AM radio


Yes we do.

i512.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-25 01:25:21 PM
proof read your dates, Warren.

June 8?
 
2014-06-25 01:30:33 PM
Wow. There's just absolutely nothing going on at all in that article. Perfect example of my favorite website.
 
2014-06-25 01:30:55 PM
Stop the presses!!!!

People are idiots.
 
2014-06-25 01:33:51 PM

salvador.hardin: Wow. There's just absolutely nothing going on at all in that article. Perfect example of my favorite website.


So C.l.i.c.k.b.a.i.t. gets filtered? I guess that word is threatening for some reason.
 
2014-06-25 01:38:05 PM
Some people are so paranoid that they practically believe that President Obama wants to personally knock on the door at their homes and confiscate their guns.

He drank all of my beer and took off with my crackers, too.
 
2014-06-25 01:39:24 PM

salvador.hardin: salvador.hardin: Wow. There's just absolutely nothing going on at all in that article. Perfect example of my favorite website.

So C.l.i.c.k.b.a.i.t. gets filtered? I guess that word is threatening for some reason.


South Carolina crackpot says something stupid.  Stop the presses!
 
2014-06-25 01:39:48 PM

salvador.hardin: salvador.hardin: Wow. There's just absolutely nothing going on at all in that article. Perfect example of my favorite website.

So C.l.i.c.k.b.a.i.t. gets filtered? I guess that word is threatening for some reason.


my favorite website
 
2014-06-25 01:42:35 PM

Mikey1969: Some people are so paranoid that they practically believe that President Obama wants to personally knock on the door at their homes and confiscate their guns.

He drank all of my beer and took off with my crackers, too.


He personally took over my health care and kicked my former doctor in the wiener.
 
2014-06-25 01:43:33 PM
When I answered my phone, a gentleman - clearly highly agitated - said he wanted to know why we were celebrating July 4 on June (2)8. He had been unable to get anyone official to answer to his question so he called the newspaper sure someone here would know.


Could also be that this guy is a farking moron of an unbelievable caliber... We have fireworks and shiat this weekend. It's our city's local "town days" celebration. There's nothing on the 4th, but there are a ton of other places her e in the area to go for the 4th. Also, being Mormon Central, we celebrate the 24th of July, with fireworks and everything. usually the parts of town that have those celebrations also skip the 4th. As a result, we have 3 weekends of fireworks in slightly under a month's time, but all of the celebrations are easily accessible, and it works out well. It also helps share the burden of cost.

So maybe that's what the crackpot heard about on the 28th of June?
 
2014-06-25 01:46:21 PM
I'm still sad that Budweiser's and Guinness' effort to make St. Patrick's Day a national holiday didn't work.

/ yes, I understand that we would have had to celebrate Cinco De Mayo too and probably a dozen other ridiculous made up holidays
 
2014-06-25 01:52:07 PM

Mikey1969: So maybe that's what the crackpot heard about on the 28th of June?


"Something about my daily life is slightly different than it has been for many years...must be that black guy in what's supposed to be the WHITE House!" -- like half of America.
 
2014-06-25 01:52:24 PM
When I was in grade school we used to get a day off, often in the middle of the week, for Washington's birthday and then again for Lincoln's birthday.  Then all of a sudden we get one monday off for Presidents day.  If you don't think the fed can take your holidays away then you don't know your history.
 
2014-06-25 01:55:04 PM

spcMike: Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk.

My friend's platoon was driving through I forget which city at night and using NVGs and one of the humvees ended up falling into one of those trenches.

Those were some unhappy Rangers.


They also have "shiat pits" where you can be walking down the road, minding your own business, and all of a sudden disappear into a... pit of shiat.
Happened to one of my superior officers.  He had just stepped out for a 14-day op, with no change of cammies.
 
2014-06-25 02:00:03 PM

Cheron: When I was in grade school we used to get a day off, often in the middle of the week, for Washington's birthday and then again for Lincoln's birthday.  Then all of a sudden we get one monday off for Presidents day.  If you don't think the fed can take your holidays away then you don't know your history.


Well, a), they aren't my personal holidays.  I'm not entitled to them by divine right.  I get 7 paid holidays a year, and have friends who get 10-13.  I alos know some people who don;t get paid holidays at all.  b) The business community was worried about adding paid holidays, so Washington/Lincoln got combined into President's day about the time that MLK's birthday became a holiday.  And c.) I don't care if the federal government renames arbitrary shiat.
 
2014-06-25 02:00:08 PM

daveUSMC: spcMike: Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk.

My friend's platoon was driving through I forget which city at night and using NVGs and one of the humvees ended up falling into one of those trenches.

Those were some unhappy Rangers.

They also have "shiat pits" where you can be walking down the road, minding your own business, and all of a sudden disappear into a... pit of shiat.
Happened to one of my superior officers.  He had just stepped out for a 14-day op, with no change of cammies.


The best I ever saw (admittedly at secondhand since I was only deployed to Djibouti), was a picture of a shiat in a bottle.  One of the Iraqi army guys stationed near a buddies position didn't feel like going to the latrine one day, so he dropped trou, grabbed and empty glass pepsi bottle, and took a dump in it.  It was a perfect shot, didn't smear anything on the lip or the outside or even the insides of the bottle.  He just ended up with a perfectly coiled turd sitting at the bottom.

That guy clearly had too much practice at doing that trick.

Not that all the Americans were much.  Every time we had safety inspections of our tents we found dozens of piss & jizz bombs.  And that was on a base with flush toilets.
 
2014-06-25 02:01:31 PM

Mikey1969: When I answered my phone, a gentleman - clearly highly agitated - said he wanted to know why we were celebrating July 4 on June (2)8. He had been unable to get anyone official to answer to his question so he called the newspaper sure someone here would know.


Could also be that this guy is a farking moron of an unbelievable caliber... We have fireworks and shiat this weekend. It's our city's local "town days" celebration. There's nothing on the 4th, but there are a ton of other places her e in the area to go for the 4th. Also, being Mormon Central, we celebrate the 24th of July, with fireworks and everything. usually the parts of town that have those celebrations also skip the 4th. As a result, we have 3 weekends of fireworks in slightly under a month's time, but all of the celebrations are easily accessible, and it works out well. It also helps share the burden of cost.

So maybe that's what the crackpot heard about on the 28th of June?


I've known towns that have rescheduled the 4th due to weather, safety (ie, fire warning), and other concerns.
 
2014-06-25 02:03:29 PM

GoldSpider: salvador.hardin: salvador.hardin: Wow. There's just absolutely nothing going on at all in that article. Perfect example of my favorite website.

So C.l.i.c.k.b.a.i.t. gets filtered? I guess that word is threatening for some reason.

South Carolina crackpot says something stupid.  Stop the presses!


To be fair, it's not an article. It's an opinion column. I suppose "No, Obama didn't take over July 4th" is about as pro-Obama as any South Carolina newspaper can get.
 
2014-06-25 02:03:59 PM

Cheron: When I was in grade school we used to get a day off, often in the middle of the week, for Washington's birthday and then again for Lincoln's birthday.  Then all of a sudden we get one monday off for Presidents day.  If you don't think the fed can take your holidays away then you don't know your history.


Lincoln's Birthday has never been a federal holiday, but was celebrated by some states (and explicitly ignored by others).  Washington's birthday was made a federal holiday in 1879, but was moved to the third Monday starting in 1971 by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, to create more 3 day weekends for federal employees. This also moved Memorial Day, Columbus day, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day. (although Veteran's Day was moved back to its traditional date in 1978).

The federal holiday on the 3rd Monday of February is still officially Washington's Birthday, but several states choose to call it President's Day or "Lincoln's and Washington's Birthday" instead.
 
2014-06-25 02:06:33 PM
Thanks....Obama?
 
2014-06-25 02:08:53 PM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Keep your federal mints out of my Thin Mints.


Keep your Federal chocolate out of my State peanut butter!
 
2014-06-25 02:09:02 PM
That reminds me of the lady calling the radio station to try to get them to move the deer crossing.
 
2014-06-25 02:11:05 PM

Karac: daveUSMC: spcMike: Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk.

My friend's platoon was driving through I forget which city at night and using NVGs and one of the humvees ended up falling into one of those trenches.

Those were some unhappy Rangers.

They also have "shiat pits" where you can be walking down the road, minding your own business, and all of a sudden disappear into a... pit of shiat.
Happened to one of my superior officers.  He had just stepped out for a 14-day op, with no change of cammies.

The best I ever saw (admittedly at secondhand since I was only deployed to Djibouti), was a picture of a shiat in a bottle.  One of the Iraqi army guys stationed near a buddies position didn't feel like going to the latrine one day, so he dropped trou, grabbed and empty glass pepsi bottle, and took a dump in it.  It was a perfect shot, didn't smear anything on the lip or the outside or even the insides of the bottle.  He just ended up with a perfectly coiled turd sitting at the bottom.

That guy clearly had too much practice at doing that trick.

Not that all the Americans were much.  Every time we had safety inspections of our tents we found dozens of piss & jizz bombs.  And that was on a base with flush toilets.


HAHAHA that's rich...

When I was in AFG, living in the cans at LNK, one of the Majors redeployed home and they opened up his room and found 39 piss bottles neatly organized and stowed.
This was an O-4.

I at least had the decency to dump mine every morning and not get caught...
 
2014-06-25 02:11:20 PM

someonelse: To be fair, it's not an article. It's an opinion column. I suppose "No, Obama didn't take over July 4th" is about as pro-Obama as any South Carolina newspaper can get.


Opinion is fact to far too many people.
 
2014-06-25 02:11:59 PM

Notabunny: Yeah, we all have a crazy uncle who listens to AM radio



Some of them without the radio.

/My fillings keep getting a mariachi station.
 
2014-06-25 02:19:35 PM

John the Magnificent: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Keep your federal mints out of my Thin Mints.

Keep your Federal chocolate out of my State peanut butter!


Keep the gubmint out of my gubmint cheez!
 
2014-06-25 02:21:15 PM
It's AMERICAN independence day.  If they want to celebrate South Carolinian independence they can do so on December 20, 1860.  Although that didn't last too long.
 
2014-06-25 02:26:33 PM

iheartscotch: I'm still sad that Budweiser's and Guinness' effort to make St. Patrick's Day a national holiday didn't work.

/ yes, I understand that we would have had to celebrate Cinco De Mayo too and probably a dozen other ridiculous made up holidays


As opposed to naturally-occurring holidays?
 
2014-06-25 02:39:59 PM

Mikey1969: Some people are so paranoid that they practically believe that President Obama wants to personally knock on the door at their homes and confiscate their guns.

He drank all of my beer and took off with my crackers, too.


Now he's eating those crackers like he owns the place.
 
2014-06-25 02:48:49 PM

Fear the Clam: Mikey1969: Some people are so paranoid that they practically believe that President Obama wants to personally knock on the door at their homes and confiscate their guns.

He drank all of my beer and took off with my crackers, too.

Now he's eating those crackers like he owns the place.


Luckily I hid the arugula and the dijon mustard in the bunker. Had to move the beer, guns and crackers to make room for them, though.
 
2014-06-25 02:55:52 PM
You know federal employees don't work on federal holidays?

Obviously, the easiest way to keep their filthy regulatin' and auditin' and bureaucratin' from affecting Real America is to give them more holidays, because that forces them to try to fit in their regular filthy regulatin' in with less days! Instead of 365 days of regulatin', why you could really gum up the works with a mere 300 days of regulatin'! Think of how little they could regulate, or take over the healthcares, or steal your medicares and give it to socialmists!


/oh please
//please please please
///pleas in threes.
 
2014-06-25 02:56:52 PM
Can we stop pretending that states' rights are still as important today as they were in the 18th or 19th centuries? Back then, traveling cross-country took weeks or months. Today, it takes hours or days. And with the internet, it takes even less time to get info out anywhere.
 
2014-06-25 03:04:47 PM

Kristoph57: You know federal employees don't work on federal holidays?

Obviously, the easiest way to keep their filthy regulatin' and auditin' and bureaucratin' from affecting Real America is to give them more holidays, because that forces them to try to fit in their regular filthy regulatin' in with less days! Instead of 365 days of regulatin', why you could really gum up the works with a mere 300 days of regulatin'! Think of how little they could regulate, or take over the healthcares, or steal your medicares and give it to socialmists!


/oh please
//please please please
///pleas in threes.


But then we'd be paying them for doing nothing!  What we need to do is shut it all down and make them all get REAL jobs!
 
2014-06-25 03:30:32 PM

daveUSMC: They also have "shiat pits" where you can be walking down the road, minding your own business, and all of a sudden disappear into a... pit of shiat.


In Korea they were called honeypots - I knew an ophthalmological surgeon who claims to have treated a guy who stumbled into one of those drunk and came to with his eyes frozen shut by that lovely stuff.
 
2014-06-25 03:49:04 PM

HempHead: Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk. There's a simple reason for this- a few years after Saddam came into power, he'd decided to modernize the area, and part of that was installing proper plumbing. The local mullahs decided that Saddam was actually trying to poison the population with this modern sorcery, so they urged the people to block the pipes.

And the people did, with everything they had on hand... including a fairly large number of dead animals. You can't swing a dead cat in parts of Baghdad without hitting a dead donkey. Well, naturally, the people started getting sick. The mullahs cited this as definitive proof that Saddam was trying to poison everyone.

The reason I mention that is because I think we're going to see a parallel process in a lot of rural America. When people are able to get the mental health care they need, they will realize that they weren't diagnosed as paranoid before, and I think a substantial number will then decide that Obamacare causes mental illness.

Open trench sewers are quite common in the Middle East.

In the US, we are smarter and use the ocean.


You're thinking of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Really.
 
2014-06-26 09:59:49 PM

daveUSMC: Karac: daveUSMC: spcMike: Gonz: One of our neighborhoods in Iraq was near Sadr City. The sewer system there is basically open trenches by the sidewalk.

My friend's platoon was driving through I forget which city at night and using NVGs and one of the humvees ended up falling into one of those trenches.

Those were some unhappy Rangers.

They also have "shiat pits" where you can be walking down the road, minding your own business, and all of a sudden disappear into a... pit of shiat.
Happened to one of my superior officers.  He had just stepped out for a 14-day op, with no change of cammies.

The best I ever saw (admittedly at secondhand since I was only deployed to Djibouti), was a picture of a shiat in a bottle.  One of the Iraqi army guys stationed near a buddies position didn't feel like going to the latrine one day, so he dropped trou, grabbed and empty glass pepsi bottle, and took a dump in it.  It was a perfect shot, didn't smear anything on the lip or the outside or even the insides of the bottle.  He just ended up with a perfectly coiled turd sitting at the bottom.

That guy clearly had too much practice at doing that trick.

Not that all the Americans were much.  Every time we had safety inspections of our tents we found dozens of piss & jizz bombs.  And that was on a base with flush toilets.

HAHAHA that's rich...

When I was in AFG, living in the cans at LNK, one of the Majors redeployed home and they opened up his room and found 39 piss bottles neatly organized and stowed.
This was an O-4.

I at least had the decency to dump mine every morning and not get caught...


When I was passing through one base, we had a SSgt remind us not to piss in bottles and just go to the bathroom. He was very firm about it so we started calling him Sergeant Piss-bottles.
 
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