Kibitzer went to take the "Apartheid Forever" overflow filters out to be cleaned and sterilized, and never came back. I suspect that either FR enemy action, a "Red" Reddington hit squad, or his refusal to ask for directions is to blame.
Anyway - the roof was bulging this morning when I checked up at the iso chamber. I hit the emergency vent controls, and this shot into the air:
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
CNN ^ | 12-05-2013 | By Faith Karimi
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation's Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.
***********************************Read the comments. They are going to be very interesting. The mods at CNN.com will be very busy for awhile...............
To: Red Badger
Has he been staked? Is he completely dead?2 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:12:15 PM by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)..
To: Red Badger
How do we know he won’t rise up and try to eat the guts of the living?
To be safe someone should pith him or put a round in his ear.20 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:19:11 PM by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)..
To: a fool in paradise
He’s now joining those commie clowns burning in hell.27 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:20:54 PM by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))..
I’m sure the whole White Hut skanky entourage will make the trip. With special accommodations for Jay Z, etc...
They Trayvoned the whole place turning it into a trud world crap hole.
To: Red Badger
My attitude towards Mandela correlates somewhat with the present state of South Africa...which is deplorable. Of course, most of the world looks at Mandela as some kind of a hero. He “freed” the black s.a.s from the Boers. The sad truth is that most black south Africans are quite unable to live a civilized, western kind of life. To say different is to deny the facts. The best thing that could have happened is the white South Africans have their own country separate from the blacks.
To: Red Badger
“Read the comments. They are going to be very interesting. The mods at CNN.com will be very busy for awhile”
The mods here won’t have it any easier. I can’t wait for the next 20 pages or so of the standard “the blacks[ didn’t know how good they had it under apartheid” nonsense, that kicks around on FR whenever Mandela makes it into the news.
To: ImpyI don’t want to be crass but the man was a terrorist and commie who did more harm to the future of his people than any racist Boer ever did.
The whips and chains of the Boers (well, the Jim Crowish regime) never did the black people as much harm as their pity parties. It's well for any people (we too... this is not a race specific thing) to note that they are needy people; it's wrong to take the idea that anyone but God can effectively do something to help it.
To: OliviaforeverAn American president with a commie terrorist.
He was South Africa's President, not ours.
And he did get along pretty well with the US, all things considered.
That’s more George Bush being gracious, than Mr. Mandela.
To: BlackyceThe fact that SA has maintained a favorable business climate over the last few decades is remarkable, all things considered, and it’s mostly stems from his decision to set a more moderate tone despite the fact that ANC had the power to do anything they liked.
They still need to answer for the Vuvuzela.
To: Red Badger
This was what I posted to Facebook when Maggie Thatcher died.
A few people in here may be able to relate:
What has happened to decency? I am totally disgusted with the national pastime of dancing on the graves of people you politically disagree with.
When a person dies, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the classy response is to be gracious and allow other people to honor them. There are very few Hitler, Stalin, Rios Montt and Torquemada types who were EVIL. Their names, as Proverbs says, will rot, and rightly so. Most people are instead a mixed bag. What is so horrible about granting them a little respect and kindness?
This business of being gleeful at the death of Ted Kennedy (as Breitbart did) or then celebrating the death of Breitbart and using the justification that “he did it to Kennedy” is despicable, childish, peevish, classless and hate filled.
.... let me say to any of my “progressive” friends who have said the most despicable things about Margaret Thatcher: Don’t hand me your crap about love and tolerance and joy and all the faux moralisms of the left while you engage in this kind of petty and hateful stuff. The woman is dead. At the WORST, she caused the gap between rich and poor to increase and engaged in a needless short military conflict with Argentina, and furthered the rise of corporatism. These are contested opinions, as well (two of which I agree with) She did not leave piles of bodies, she did not preside over multitudes plunged into penury. If you are so wedded to your political ideology that you cannot distinguish between the incendiary rhetoric of the political left and reality, then you really have nothing intelligent to say and should stop embarrassing yourself, and just shut up. You CERTAINLY have nothing to say about the crap I hear about “love” and “tolerance” and “acceptance.”
If your response to this is “well, the bible bangers do it!” I will say “yes, that does happen. That is,in fact the point, isn’t it. You are both mirror images of the ones you say you hate. I know how it is, btw. It is a delicious evil to chomp into a misery sandwich of celebration of the death of someone you REALLY did not like. It is there in me,as well as in you. It is a celebration of the evil you say you dislike in the other person.
RIP Margaret Thatcher.
I know it was tough to sit through, but I'm glad we got that Nelson Mandela-bashing out of the way...
I guess I really shouldn't look at Facebook while I'm composing, but a NRCC tribute to Mandela just popped up into my news feed. Maybe on a public forum, the Republicans won't be so....
The world lost an exceptional leader yesterday. We will always remember the legacy of Nelson Mandela
Wht?! Has no one bothered to research this man before posting such crap. He was amurderer!
Sheryl Elshire MaybeYou Are Honouring His Memory. I am Glad another Murdering Commie is Dead.
northjersey.com ^ | 10-16-2013 | Melissa Hayes
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:51:47 PM by servo1969
The Associated Press has declared Newark Mayor Cory Booker the winner in Wednesday's
special U.S. Senate election.
Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Tea Party Republican, to serve
out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term.
Although the race was close early on, Democrats were quick to declare Booker the winner.
Only 40 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m., the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee was declaring victory. A short time later, state Sen. Barbara Buono, w
ho is running against Governor Christie in the Nov. 5 election, offered her congratulations
When it rains it pours, I suppose...
Talk about a bad day. I’d hate to ask, can it get any worse? But often the answer to that
question is more bad news.Texas)...
There is always Hillary’s victory in 2016 to look forward tothe living nomads)
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:13:37 AM by Sub-Driver
Dick Durbin: GOP leader told Obama ‘I cannot even stand to look at you’ By: Tal Kopan
2013 06:23 AM EDT
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, says that a House Republican leader
President Barack Obama during a negotiation meeting, and that they are so disrespectful
impossible to have a conversation with them.
“In a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I
cannot even stand to look at you,’” Durbin wrote in a post on his Facebook page over the
Calling a government shutdown strategy from Republicans “disastrous,” Durbin did not
leader made the comment, what the context was or how the president responded.
The Senate majority whip offered the comment as rebuttal to the Republican argument
does not do enough to communicate with Republicans, essentially saying to do so is
“What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said
disrespectful?” Durbin wrote.
Not only can I not stand to look at him, if I hear his voice I turn off the radio/tv. Every
characteristic I find offensive in a human being is found in him.
To: Sub-DriverLike I would believe anything that came out of the mouth of an AmericanCommunist....even if it didshow that at least one pubbie had a set......
Same here. When he appears on TV everyone in my house knows to change the channel.
Oe he'll shoot them.
No likeness, sound or image of the dung beetle is allowed in this house.
Or he'll scream incoherently at his family until they hide or destroy the offending image/sound.
His name isn’t allowed to be uttered.
On pain of death.
He’s referred to as zero.