Radical hate group meets at Corner Brewery

Yesterday, while at the Corner Brewery with my family, I stumbled across a table of what I thought were nice, little girls eating pizza. They were whispering about something, when I went over to say hello. I said a few words and mentioned how tasty their pizza looked, hoping that they might offer me a slice. They didn’t. They didn’t even acknowledge the fact that I was standing there. After a second or two, though, the oldest one slid this piece of paper in front of me without a word. It’s said, “No grownups alowd!” Then, she went back to whispering with her friends… If anyone else has noticed little girls behaving strangely, please leave a comment here. If they’re preparing to strike, I want to know so that I can prepare… I’m particularly interested as Clementine was among them.


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  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    The most shocking thing about this whole scenario is Mark was finally mistaken for a grownup.

  2. Posted March 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    At least the sign didn’t say “stranger danger” or something like that.

  3. Babe
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Did the girls, by any chance, look like this?

  4. Luke Bison
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    A couple nights ago I tried to catch a show at the Elbow Room. There were about six girls, I’d say age 4 to 11, hanging around at the door. When I tried to go in, the littlest one was like, “ID.” I showed her my ID and she was like, “There’s nothing for you here old man.” I laughed thinking it was some sort of joke or part of the act and another one stepped up and said, “Turn up your hearing aid you geriatric piece of shit; we said there’s nothing for you here.”

    As I was walking away I could hear them saying really hurtful things like “He smelled like poopy butt” and “Lukie Pukie” and giggling like a bunch of, well, little girls.

  5. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    I saw a similar group at a table in the grocery store trying to sell cookies to diabetics.

  6. Paw
    Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    You joke, but I don’t doubt that there’s going to be a violent youth revolt in this country as they become aware of the fact that we’ve saddled them with trillions of dollars in debt.

  7. Curt Waugh
    Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Wow Paw, big time buzzkill, you bitter old man. I’m tellin’.

  8. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Deficits don’t matter because it’s easy to kick angry kids’ and grandkids’ asses.

  9. Mark H.
    Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Measured as a percentage of GDP, the largest deficits ever in American history were during WII. That borrowed money was used to feat fascism, and it laid the foundation for the postwar economic boom – which is generally regarded as the longest period of economic expansion in American history. So, yeah, that’s really scary: deficits are always bad. Or so goes the dogma. Never mind actually examining what’s done with the borrowed money.

  10. Mark H.
    Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    opps, “WII” should have been “WWII.”

  11. Posted March 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I guess Wild in the Streets is true?

  12. nprfanperson
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    I like the personal debt stats vs the GDP better.. 1929 and today are the peaks.


  13. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Does China have money to loan to us because they have better schools and infrastructure, out of curiosity?

  14. Posted March 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    What’s your point, BA? Are you suggesting that we should strive for worse schools and less infrastructure as doing so may yield greater profits?

  15. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    No, I’m not. False dilemma. Can anyone answer my question honestly?

  16. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Not accusing you of being dishonest, Mark, sorry I didn’t phrase it less confrontationally.

  17. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    I should phrase it this way: why do we need to borrow from China, and why does China have money to loan us? Although I have an inkling, I’m not actually sure I have the right answer to that question, but I think it should be asked if we’re going to assume we’re making a good investment with our borrowed money that will lead to such prosperity that our huge deficits won’t matter.

    Also, why is everything other than what Mark H says characterized as dogma? Seems a preemptively dismissive use of an emotional buzzword to prejudice an audience against the facts of an opponent’s case before they’re even presented. This, of course, itself gives the appearance of arguing from an ideological dogma. Am I wrong?

  18. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    According to this, Chinese companies are buying up the raw materials for industrial production while they’re cheap due to the market lows.

    Whereas we are borrowing from China to make roads, railways, and more modern school facilities.

    Things which, in and of themselves, can’t help generate money to help us pay China back.

    Productive industry creates wealth. Not roads. There must be more pressing barriers to productive industry in the US than potholes, not enough lanes, not enough trains, and not enough laptops in classrooms. China has more productive industry than we do. Why?

  19. EOS
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    BA –
    It’s worse than that. We are borrowing money to provide over $100 billion dollars of bailout money to Germany, France, and the UK. The media is trying to focus all public outrage over the issue of $100K executive bonuses for AIG employees. Because all tax dollars will soon be consumed by paying the interest on our debt, we won’t be able to afford roads, railways, and more modern school facilities. No oil or raw materials or the means to purchase them, industry, jobs, infrastructure, or the means of production. Why?

  20. EOS
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    What’s the interest payment on $11 trillion dollars of debt? Why do we pay the Fed interest for printing paper money?

  21. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Because we celebrate St. Patty’s Day and the Chinese do not.

  22. Ol' E. Cross
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Reading the last few comments helps me realize why the girls made their sign.

  23. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Why should they be afraid of Mark intruding, if they aren’t planning acts of domestic terrorism?

  24. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    More on China’s reluctance to continue to buy our Treasury bonds.

    Coupled with the Fed’s announcement today that they’re going to buy $300 billion worth of Treasury bonds directly (with dollars that they create out of nothing, thereby inflating the money supply), I have trouble seeing how the devaluation of our currency (aka, our savings and wages) is avoidable.

    Those are pretty much the only ways we can pay for all these bailouts and stimuli, in addition to our current fiscal obligations (such as really expensive bombs and shit, among other things). And don’t give me that tax the rich bullshit. How many Trillionaires do you know of?

    I fear we’re on the fucked side of Sears, personally.

  25. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    How many trillionaires do you know? Close to 800, last count. Nearly half of them are US citizens. The top three American’s alone add up to more than a trillion…

  26. EOS
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Even if we taxed every single American who earns more than $250K at 100% of their income, Obama’s budget would still be in deficit spending.

  27. EOS
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 12:36 am | Permalink


    Please support TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party day, April 15. Thousands of communities across the U.S. are planning noon day rallies in front of their respective city halls. Our country faces a grave danger. Our elected officials in Washington are leading us down an unwise path. We need to act now to stop this situation.

  28. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    OEC: unless I’m missing something, Trillionaire starts with a “T.” Those guys are Billionaires. With a “B.” I must be missing something.

  29. Curt Waugh
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Y’all are weird. Mark posts a cute little story about evil little girls and you’re chattin’ about Chinese schools, oolong and brazillionaires. Like, shut up already.

  30. Brackinald Achery
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Virtual tent city. They just spring up anywhere. No party-poopers alowd.

  31. Posted March 19, 2009 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    I think you should change this blog to be http://www.markmanyard.com

    Like a yard of men.

  32. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    BA. I think I pasted over the “None, but the billionaires add up” line when I put in the url.

    Curt, agreed.

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