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Jerry Christmas folks....

I hope everyone is as happy and lucky as i am to spend the holidays with the ones you love the most.

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Have A Very Jerry Christmas

& A Mellow New Weird!

(And may all whose unemployment is running out receive 28 week extensions under the tree Christmas morning!)

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Not to mention

The Seinfeld Episode where Jerry's penis is playing chess with his brain.

That's the trouble men... You've been letting the helmets win too long!

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the ongoing vagina vs. anus debate...

if you stop to think about it, penises all over the world have been doing the thinking for a lot of us guys for so long that it's a shame they can't speak for themselves regarding their own preference and end this silliness once and for all.

Whoops, my bad. They have been speaking for themselves. I forgot about ruling government bodies and the upper echelons of militaries.

Never mind.

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it's been decades since I looked at a GQ

being an old lady and all, but it's always struck me as slick 'n' sleazy. With a great eye for fashion, though.

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RE: Anna rRxia

I like how no one wants to take a shot a GQ for such obviously low-class journalism. If A&E didn't do their research into the Robertson family's beliefs, they're morons. GQ clearly did, and that's why they asked the question. I mean, who honestly reads GQ anymore, anyway? I'm surprised they have enough room in that rag for one story considering all the advertisements. What gets me is how people are so surprised Phil would feel that way. I mean, come on!

Personally, I applaud him for staring straight into the barrel of a fully-loaded question and saying what he really believes. That takes balls, of which he clearly has a lot. In the end, though, this is only going to hurt A&E, because they'll either have to cave and let Phil back on the show (why they can't edit him out of the footage they've already filmed is beyond me), or the Robertson family will walk and take "Duck Dynasty" to another network. And I can think of only a handful of networks that wouldn't welcome them with open arms.

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Russia Frees Activists

Proving that Putin is a smarter scumbag than we thought. Nothing has changed in Russia, these activists should thank the Olympic Gods for blowing the Olympics Sochi's way this year (a Winter venue w/o snow).

Wonder how much the bribe was to get the contract to make snow?

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@Parkas: If this is the quote...

"It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical,"

If that is the quote then then A&E needs to get a life, even if it is a corporate one.

My, how times have changed. The network comes out with a strong statement of support for the LGBT community and slams Robertson, putting him on "hiatus" from filming. YOU do have to wonder if a person has the right to free speech, espousing his religion (as he understands it).

Personally, I don't agree with the guy but this isn't hate speech. He is not advocating for the "Final Solution" for gays. Commercial interest is at the heart of this corporate statement. Robertson should sue them unless his contract is draconian.

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Duck Dynasty on Homosexuality

Not sure how many of the Deadheads here watch and/or are fans of the Robertson family, but they're in the midst of a huge public stink regarding some anti-gay sentiments made public. Now, I don't know all the particulars--I don't have a whole lot of time for television nor do I make the time--but the show is either on hiatus or is being cut from A&E and may very well be taken off the air entirely. And, OF COURSE, the entire country is in an uproar over this.

Here's my stance on it: the man (I'm not sure if it was Phil or Si) is entitled to his opinion. The network knew going into it that the entire family are devout Christians. The Robersons' stance on homosexuality and all that should NOT come as a surprise. Just because they're public figures is no reason to take them off the air. Do I agree with the sentiment? No, but I also know there are some who do. And chances are there always will.

Will this hurt the family's reputation? Sure, a little. Chances are this'll become a Republican political talking point (if it hasn't already), and I'm sure it'll become a rallying cry for the TEA Party and other uber-conservatives nationwide. And the show will most likely come back on the air but to a network that's more "in line" with the family's beliefs.

All I wanna know is this: when did we lose our freedom of speech? I'm pretty sure it was in the Constitution....

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Obama Accepts 46 Recommendations to Amend Spying Regs.

President Obama has accepted an official government report he had tasked in which the NSA has it's balls nicked but not clipped, mostly in the way it which it collects metta telephone data. These are superficial changes in that the telephone companies control different parts of the data collection and storage. What the NSA says it needs to do is have access to all the pieces of data quickly. The NSA doesn't particularly care where that data resides until it needs it. It just wants an "Access-All-Areas" pass from every telephone company.

President Obama thanked his White House review panel for the important recommendations to insure privacy controls on the cloud/internet and in telephone calls.

The White House also allowed as it would be wise to dial back on the total transparent collection of private communications amongst it's "allies". Still, Obama is not prepared to give a pardon to leaker Ed Snowden.

Previous to Snowden, the POTUS had total deniability that any of these programs actually even existed. Obama had gone so far as to say that a chat with the American people regarding these issues was overdue. Still, due process must take place with Snowden, despite the fact that he is sitting on over a million pages of documents that could further damage the reputation of the US and it's relations with Allies. It is presumed that the Russians and and the Chinese already have every shred of information collected by Snowden.

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