Overnight Open Thread (9 Jan 2015)

Pretty silly to talk about offering "free" community college (it's not really free) when the taxpayers are already being fleeced by the real bank of America. Just in 2013 alone, the feds gave out $977M in student loans and I'm sure a large chunk of these loans will never be repaid and there will be no penalties. President Warren will guarantee that.

Jason Delisle: The hidden student-debt bomb.

From the perspective of the taxpayers who must ultimately finance these liabilities, however, the federal student-loan program is performing badly and steadily getting worse.

In related news, it would seem that history repeats itself in regard to subprime loans. Why are so many recent car loan borrowers delinquent?

In 2013, around 1-in-4 car loans were written to subprime borrowers, some of whom faced interest rates higher than 20%.
The WSJ analysis found that 8.4% of subprime auto loan borrowers during the first quarter of 2014 had missed at least one payment by November.

Standby for a repeat in the housing industry as subprime loans are back there too.

top picture courtesy of barkpost

General Mattis

Here are some fine quotes from Marine Corps General Mattis. I especially like this one. Too bad nearly all journalists don't follow this insight. Folks like Gruber and many politicians would never get away with their bullshit.

"You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it's going to be bad."

Guns

Once again, the MSM displays their ignorance. WashPost asks, with straight face, why didn't strict gun laws stop Charlie Hebdo massacre?

Related. Gun sales surged in December.

Office Weaponry

Islam

Stop pretending terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.

What is less obvious to me is why liberals aren't more inclined to defend the right of people to be critical of all religions. Why aren't they more interested in why Islamic ideas so often manifest in violence? Why do the practitioners of these ideas find themselves in clashes with every culture they touch (Jews, Hindus, Christians, and all others)? Seems like a tolerant liberal would be phobic about the stoning of gays or the institutionalized dehumanization of women that's rampant in "moderate" Muslim nations - forget radical Islam. Instead, they expect people to cower from one of the "stupidest neologisms" to be concocted in years.

2Cellos

Map Quiz

OK, I think this map quiz is fairly easy. Can you name a city just by looking at its streets?

Fracking and Texas

Myth-making about fracking, Texas tremors.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by dogs that think they are people:

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1 not first

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 09, 2015 09:54 PM (4gN5w)

2 Content? What content?

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at January 09, 2015 09:55 PM (ThxKk)

3 the corgi whistle has been sounded

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 09, 2015 09:55 PM (4gN5w)

4 I feel like that doggie right now.

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2015 09:55 PM (MDgS8)

5

Sub-prime loans are back?

The Obama-conomy will long be remembered ... as truly idiotic known failure after known failure.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 09, 2015 09:55 PM (FlRtG)

6 Hello, ONT.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 09:56 PM (NoB6A)

7 Gun sales surged in December.

It's the perfect gift for any occasion.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 09:56 PM (rwI+c)

8
My supper, in about 50 minutes, will be steak, broccoli, and rice.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (OH5gn)

9 This post has absolutely nothing for me to complain about!

I hate it.

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (MDgS8)

10 Darn, I read the post, otherwise I'd be first!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (ftVQq)

11 I want cheesecake.

Posted by: eman at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (MQEz6)

12 Happy Friday morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (K4xGQ)

13 This ain't da buk thred, but:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1Q1EMKIEH0QCJ/

I gave half-marks to Robert Hoyland's book on early Islam precisely because he used that stupid, lazy neologism. Oh and also because he hid modern scholarship in the footnotes or else didn't even mention it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 09:58 PM (AVEe1)

14 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 09:58 PM (T1005)

15 Sweden Won't Let Democracy Get In The Way of Its Suicide

Sweden, that alleged paragon of 'social democracy' has decided to cancel an election because the 'wrong' political party might benefit.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7923

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 09, 2015 09:58 PM (0Ew3K)

16 Je Suis Chapeau

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7951

Posted by: Je Suis Chapeau at January 09, 2015 09:59 PM (0Ew3K)

17 Surprised Cher's wisdom didn't make a Quote of the Day, but rather glad it didn't!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2015 09:59 PM (ftVQq)

18 Marine son idolizes Gen. Mattis. Has a tee-shirt with Mattis' pic that reads, "Haze yourself!"

God bless the man. Too bad the officer ranks are so sorely missing men like him. Thanks, Preezy Girly Man.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 09:59 PM (FsuaD)

19 Watching the local news, the top story was about a 7-year-old boy who was playing too close to a pond that was frozen over at the top, but he fell in. His sister ran to get their mom, who flagged down a police car that happened to be driving by. One of the cops in the car dove into the pond to get him, and CPR was performed. The boy is in critical condition in the hospital.


Current temp around here is in the mid-20s, with wind chills about 5 degrees lower.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 09:59 PM (gBeQg)

20 I recently did a programming gig at a college's Financial Aid department for tracking collections on student loans. The whole thing is a racket. Sallie Mae (the #1 education lender) lobbied the Clinton Administration to change the rules on student loans to lift the partial shield from collection action due to bankruptcy. The result was the Higher Education Act of 1997, which changed student debt from having some (mild) protection to being easiest type of debt to collect.

Students are dangled easy credit terms, with no interest and no principal due before graduation. Parents often co-sign these huge loans. Sometimes the signers aren't even shown a basic amortization schedule (as required for, say, a home mortage loan).

Title IV rules require any monies in excess of tuition + college costs to be given directly to the student within 3 business days. Colleges encourage over-applying and the kids think it's free money and blow it all.

College loans are a bigger and more lucrative loan-shark racket than anything Tony Soprano could dream up.

Posted by: HuuskerDu at January 09, 2015 10:00 PM (gYAkw)

21 15: Sweden is toast. They are insane.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:00 PM (ucDmr)

22 5 people in custody in France. Where's Chuck Martel when you really need him?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 09, 2015 10:00 PM (60Vyp)

23 7
Gun sales surged in December.



D'oh Boy gifted his dad an AR-15 (that mounts the K-bar he gifted his dad with a couple of years ago--making it a scary thing with a pointy thing on the end).



They hit the range together for the first time last weekend. Husband is officially addicted to noisy, scary, firing things.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:01 PM (FsuaD)

24 >>One of the cops in the car dove into the pond to get him, and CPR was performed. The boy is in critical condition in the hospital.
--------
Thought all they did was shoot people

////

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (K4xGQ)

25
If you like cheesecake, buy yourself the Hot Fudge Sundae cheesecake sold by Honeybaked Hams. Best ever.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (OH5gn)

26 "Current temp around here is in the mid-20s,"


Hope the kid makes it. We've all "fallen through the ice" at least once as a kid.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (NoB6A)

27 Posted by: The Political Hat at January 09, 2015 09:58 PM (0Ew3K)

Sort of negates the point of having an election, wouldn't you say?

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (ftVQq)

28 I see we have a side taken in the eternal longbow vs. crossbow debate.

I'm a bigger fan of the DIY crossbow here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvDwlyGthtY

Posted by: CM at January 09, 2015 10:03 PM (0NdlF)

29 First they came for Sweden and I did nothing...;..

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2015 10:03 PM (MDgS8)

30 The Obama-conomy will long be remembered ... as truly idiotic known failure after known failure.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 09, 2015 09:55 PM (FlRtG)


Ever get the feeling that the bureaucrats are going to keep things superficially above water until they get an all GOP Congress/Presidency, at which point they'll make Herbert Hoover seem like an economic wunderkind?

Posted by: The Conspiratorial Hat at January 09, 2015 10:03 PM (0Ew3K)

31 21
15: Sweden is toast. They are insane.




We were in Malmo several years ago. Picturesque, pretty. With No-Go Zones because of muzzies.


Yeah, they're doomed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:03 PM (FsuaD)

32 Watching the local news, the top story was about a 7-year-old boy who was playing too close to a pond that was frozen over at the top, but he fell in. His sister ran to get their mom, who flagged down a police car that happened to be driving by. One of the cops in the car dove into the pond to get him, and CPR was performed

Brave cop.

I've heard stories of "first responders" who wouldn't, you know, respond; because they weren't CPR-certified and didn't want to get sued in case they did it wrong. Probably in England :^/

does the cop have email? some love might be in order

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:03 PM (AVEe1)

33 Hope the kid makes it. We've all "fallen through the ice" at least once as a kid.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (NoB6A)


Today happens to be Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:04 PM (gBeQg)

34 does the cop have email? some love might be in order

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:03 PM (AVEe1)


Prince Georges County, MD PD.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:05 PM (gBeQg)

35
And no, Mr Cosby, you're not off the hook that easily!

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:05 PM (OH5gn)

36 7 out of 10 on the map quiz.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2015 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

37 Even though I'm a born enemy of the Packers I'm hoping the cold weather holds up in the Bay of Green this weekend and Tony Romo grows an ice sickle on his throwing hand.

Posted by: dartist at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (ahBY0)

38 Posted by: The Political Hat at January 09, 2015 09:58 PM (0Ew3K)

Sort of negates the point of having an election, wouldn't you say?

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (ftVQq)


It's not like the Left really gave a damn about elections and democracy outside of a little street action ochlocracy...

Posted by: The Hatocracy at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (0Ew3K)

39 26: Not me I let those other kids test it first.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (ucDmr)

40 "Darn, I read the post, otherwise I'd be first!"


Twitter and YouTube thinks they were aggrieved and racially profiled.


That enough?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (NoB6A)

41 All Prince George got was a county?


hah

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (MDgS8)

42 LiveLeaks has the full video of the terrorist getting riddled as he ran out of the shop. Sheesh, talk about a circular firing squad. Can't believe none of the SWAT guys got hurt in that fuster cluck. They were about 3 feet away from each other.

Posted by: HuuskerDu at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (gYAkw)

43 Ammo and AR lowers are on sale everywhere. The market may be finally glutted.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (rwI+c)

44 Conan was a pussy. I got your lamentation of the women.

http://tinyurl.com/qxfnuy7

Posted by: Ralph Peters at January 09, 2015 10:07 PM (C6XFd)

45 All Prince George got was a county?

George IV I assume. The Mad King got New Brunswick.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:07 PM (AVEe1)

46 It didn't get out of the mid-30's here in coastal Georgia yesterday.

Right after warm weather and tornadoes.

Still...compared to six years in Chicagoland and our first winter with -65 degree windchill that kept our son's school closed for two days...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:07 PM (FsuaD)

47 Good evening Gentlefappers!

Mindless amusements planned for the weekend: Red Wings vs. Caps at Verizon Center on Saturday, and either Wizard of Oz or The Hobbit on Sunday.


Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:07 PM (KH1sk)

48 I suffered a great deal in my Twenties paying off my student loan debt. So don't blame me.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at January 09, 2015 10:07 PM (IAe6t)

49 We need an office supplies longbow video now.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2015 10:08 PM (sdi6R)

50 So it is OK to default on loans if one is stupid?

Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade, former aggravated libertarian at January 09, 2015 10:08 PM (cmBvC)

51 37 Even though I'm a born enemy of the Packers I'm hoping the cold weather holds up in the Bay of Green this weekend and Tony Romo grows an ice sickle on his throwing hand.
Posted by: dartist at January 09, 2015

Thanks.
Now we will let you go fishing on the Wolf this upcoming spring

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:08 PM (K4xGQ)

52 Our temps on the Gulf Coast didn't change much in the last 24 hours but, we went from 36% to drizzling rain. The weather here is incomprehensible.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:09 PM (rwI+c)

53 er 36% humidity

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:09 PM (rwI+c)

54 It's not like the Left really gave a damn about elections and democracy outside of a little street action ochlocracy...

Posted by: The Hatocracy at January 09, 2015 10:06 PM (0Ew3K)

The totalitarian political rule that "If elections made a difference, they would not be allowed!" has apparently been applied in Sweden!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2015 10:09 PM (ftVQq)

55 What I want to know is what happens to the "free" community college plan when the adjunct crisis finally boils over.

Also, had cause to speak to a Buzzfeed News reporterette this week. (She was basically just looking for directions; it was pleasant and cordial enough, though I couldn't help her much; and that's all I'll say publicly about that.) The conversation went... about like you'd expect with a contributor to that particular publication.

Evening, Horde!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 09, 2015 10:09 PM (iuQS7)

56 "WashPost asks, with straight face, why didn't strict gun laws stop Charlie Hebdo massacre?"

I'm surprised these geniuses haven't suggested that countries solve the problem of ISIS beheading people by enacting sword or machete control. Easy peasy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 10:09 PM (UlDux)

57 Yay! *Free* community college for everyone!!!

Who is paying for this shit? Is Obama coming out of pocket? Mooch?


And by the way, I was away for a few days, but I love the fact that some nine-year old boy got in a terrific left hook on the Searchlight Strangler.

I refuse to denounce myself.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:10 PM (FsuaD)

58 So it is OK to default on loans if one is stupid?

Stupidity aside, simple equality-before-the-law says it should be equally okay to default on all sorts of loan. Why is it not OK to default on a college loan but OK to default on a mortgage?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:10 PM (AVEe1)

59 Ricardo,

NIJ Body Armor Levels

http://bit.ly/1AzdWTj

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2015 10:10 PM (2El4P)

60 46: Jane minus 25 here right now. Supposed to get get colder by morning. I am looking at houses in Henderson,NV.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:10 PM (ucDmr)

61 The question of police body armor in the previous thread:


"The plates we use in US Mil are supposed to be rated up to 7.62mm. A
few buddies have taken hits with no issue from AKs but the plates
definitely need replacement."


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:11 PM (NoB6A)

62
Also, had cause to speak to a Buzzfeed News reporterette this week. (She was basically just looking for directions; it was pleasant and cordial enough, though I couldn't help her much; and that's all I'll say publicly about that.) The conversation went... about like you'd expect with a contributor to that particular publication.

Evening, Horde!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 09, 2015 10:09 PM (iuQS7)







Please tell me you gave wrong directions. To your local equivalent of Cabrini Green.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:11 PM (krgKs)

63 I love the fact that some nine-year old boy got in a terrific left hook on the Searchlight Strangler.

Hey, from what I heard, he was probably thirteen. Twelve, tops.

"Adolescent", and all.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (AVEe1)

64
The only show more fake than Edge Of Alaska is Alaskan Bush People.

Except for Amish Mafia -- that show is 100% phony.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (OH5gn)

65 Free community college explains the recent change in our math curriculum. The text skips a lot of math teaching, but is heavy on teaching collectivism.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (E3Eat)

66 Well, if the cops can't go into a No-Go Zone then there should be no reason for Mahmoud to be able to come out of one. Too bad they don't have the balls to lock them down.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (EDYaR)

67 I just bought son's birfday gift. It was on his Amazon wish list. Under steering wheel mount for one of the several handguns he used to own, until the tragic boating accident. Sigh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (FsuaD)

68 Somebody who is somebody ask Yo Yo Ma what he thinks of those two cellos players.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (d6Rvn)

69 "Ammo and AR lowers are on sale everywhere."


Got my weekly AIM email tonight. Lots of AR related stuff.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (NoB6A)

70 Evening, all

Dogs that think they're people?
How about the best ballboys ever:

http://tinyurl.com/mmlt5zh

(Washington Post)

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 10:13 PM (SUBXi)

71
Good evening Gentlefappers!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:07 PM (KH1sk)








I resent the insinuation that I do anything gently. ESPECIALLY fapping.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:13 PM (krgKs)

72 Ja, AIM has the same Bushmaster lower for $49.99 as everyone else, but with free shipping. I might be buying a couple.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:14 PM (rwI+c)

73 The Obama-conomy will long be remembered ... as truly idiotic known failure after known failure.



Posted by: Arbalest




Your underestimating the extent that "historians" will re-write EVERYTHING. god-king Obama will forever be adored and worshiped by these fools.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 09, 2015 10:14 PM (ENKh0)

74 By the way, a significant percentage of those college loans are paying for cigarettes and tattoos.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:14 PM (E3Eat)

75 Got my weekly AIM email tonight. Lots of AR related stuff.


CDNN dot com out of Abilene, Tx.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2015 10:14 PM (2El4P)

76 I just bought son's birfday gift. It was on his
Amazon wish list. Under steering wheel mount for one of the several
handguns he used to own, until the tragic boating accident. Sigh.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (FsuaD)


I never knew those existed. Until now.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:15 PM (gBeQg)

77 The PGA Tour has started up again in beautiful Hawaii. Looks lovely sitting here in NoVA, watching and shivering.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 09, 2015 10:15 PM (ENKh0)

78 We're all on the same mailing lists apparently.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:15 PM (rwI+c)

79
Rapper Kevin Gates reveals he found out his girlfriend was his COUSIN but continued to have sex with her for TWO YEARS

In Instagram videos, Gates, 28, said that he was dating the unidentified woman for three months before his grandmother told him they were related
But he continued a relationship with her anyway, explaining to his followers: 'Why f*** up a good thing?'

DailyMail

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 09, 2015 10:15 PM (kdS6q)

80 god-king Obama will forever be adored and worshiped by these fools.

Preach it! I will be forever remembered as the woman who brought the Syrian sun-god to His rightful glory over the Empire!

AND NO-ONE WILL DARE SAY DIFFERENT. EVER.

Posted by: Elagabalus at January 09, 2015 10:16 PM (AVEe1)

81 HORDE!!!!


Who did we piss off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:16 PM (GEICT)

82 No one asked me if it was OK to default on mortgages. We are talking about moral hazard, correct?

Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade, former aggravated libertarian at January 09, 2015 10:16 PM (cmBvC)

83 God bless the South.

On New Years Day, we had people over for dinner, and others dropping by to watch football.

Every. Single. Guy. who came by, after my husband showed off his new AR son gifted him, went out to their car and brought in *their* weapon. Two brought in AR's from their trunks, and another brought in his 9mm from his glove box. Not one man (one is from Chicago) didn't have a firearm in his vehicle.

Yee-ha!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:16 PM (FsuaD)

84 Thanks.

Now we will let you go fishing on the Wolf this upcoming spring

Man, I haven't been fishing in too long. My buddy tries to get me up there every year but I just can't drink Bloodies and a beer chaser for breakfast anymore.

Posted by: dartist at January 09, 2015 10:16 PM (ahBY0)

85
and his grandmother is probably his aunt

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:16 PM (OH5gn)

86 10/10 on the city quiz.

I like maps.

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2015 10:17 PM (Ua6T/)

87 Speaking of home defense, a Lady shot her hubby when he came back from PT to surprise her with breakfast. smdh

Http://tinyurl.com/ph4w9d2

Posted by: fastfreefall at January 09, 2015 10:17 PM (pqOzY)

88 Rapper Kevin Gates reveals he found out his girlfriend was his COUSIN but continued to have sex with her for TWO YEARS

In
Instagram videos, Gates, 28, said that he was dating the unidentified
woman for three months before his grandmother told him they were related
But he continued a relationship with her anyway, explaining to his followers: 'Why f*** up a good thing?'

DailyMail


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 09, 2015 10:15 PM (kdS6q)


Oh, the things that could be said...

Waits around for this establishment to say them.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:18 PM (gBeQg)

89 Got my weekly AIM email tonight. Lots of AR related stuff.










Always liked AIM. Not the cheapest, but not bad either. Plus, you can't go wrong with a company that takes the time and effort to take good photos of their wares, rather than just pulling dinky-ass stock photos.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:18 PM (krgKs)

90 7 years of catastrophe ... and the % who self-ID as liberal hits an all-time high.

Yeah. We're boned.

HotAir.com @hotairblog 15m
Poll: U.S. liberals at record high of 24% but still trail conservatives http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=316955

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 09, 2015 10:18 PM (ZPrif)

91 HORDE!!!!


Who did we piss off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981



Muzzies

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2015 10:19 PM (2El4P)

92 Speaking of college financial aid, our financial aid advisor was FIRED for not helping a student get a loan he was not eligible for due to his parole situation. He was upset that someone told him no, so he complained, and the advisor was canned.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:19 PM (E3Eat)

93 No one asked me if it was OK to default on mortgages. We are talking about moral hazard, correct?

Well... I really wasn't. I was more talking about privilege (the word applies) granted to colleges over real-estate.

There's always going to be moral-hazard. The dollar amount of it is why the banks hire statisticians. The issue I have is why colleges are allowed to deal with less of it than are the lenders for homes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:19 PM (AVEe1)

94
60 46: Jane minus 25 here right now. Supposed to get get colder by morning. I am looking at houses in Henderson,NV.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January

I'm thinking Payson, AZ when I retire.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:19 PM (K4xGQ)

95 "CDNN dot com out of Abilene, Tx."


I'll check 'em out. That's my part of the country but I've never been an AR'r. Not hating.


I bought several raffle tickets for an AR recently. Fallen Biker kind of thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:19 PM (NoB6A)

96 Muzzies

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2015 10:19 PM (2El4P)



Good.

Hey, speaking of, has anyone shared the Lt Col Ralph Peters clip from O'Reilly?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (GEICT)

97 In Instagram videos, Gates, 28, said that he was dating the unidentified woman for three months before his grandmother told him they were relatedBut he continued a relationship with her anyway, explaining to his followers: 'Why f*** up a good thing?'


Preach it, brother!

Posted by: joe dirt at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (tBSrv)

98 One day, if we are fortunate, someone like Gen. Mattis will just say f#$%k it take over.
That will be a good day.

Posted by: Dandolo at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (wyI5D)

99 Please tell me you gave wrong directions. To your local equivalent of Cabrini Green.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:11 PM (krgKs)


Well, mostly all I could do was point her back the way she came.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (iuQS7)

100 8
My supper, in about 50 minutes, will be steak, broccoli, and rice.
Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (OH5gn)

I wonder what the Food Justice Activist would have to say about that. You cow murderer, you! Oh well, who am I to criticize. The snowstorm is supposed to be gone Sunday, and I'm going to celebrate by buying myself a New York strip steak.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (UlDux)

101 Those doggehs are activists.

Posted by: Christian Amadouche at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (Dwehj)

102 Who did we piss off today?

Albanian Muslims, gays / trannies, libertarian absolutists, feminists, other sorts of Muslim, Islamic scholars, a few morons here . . .

You know. Friday.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:21 PM (AVEe1)

103 9 out of 10, but completed in record time, I'm sure. Only right wing nut jobs study maps of Benghazi.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 10:21 PM (S9rS1)

104 Hey, speaking of, has anyone shared the Lt Col Ralph Peters clip from O'Reilly?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:20 PM (GEICT)


No. Did Lt. Col. Peters tell O'Reilly to go fuck himself sideways with a bayonet? (ette--lol)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:21 PM (FsuaD)

105 11 I want cheesecake.
Posted by: eman at January 09, 2015 09:57 PM (MQEz6)

Prepared with milk STOLEN FROM INNOCENT COWS!?
You bastard!

Posted by: Food Justice Activist at January 09, 2015 10:22 PM (UlDux)

106 9 out of 10 on the map quiz. On the one I missed, I shoulda stuck with the city I'd actually been to.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 10:22 PM (T1005)

107 Dogs are the best people, do change know?

I had the privilege of hearing General Mattis speak (civilian audience) about 18 months ago and he was very impressive. I was not surprised when Choom Boy forced him out. They are polar opposites.

Posted by: small town girl at January 09, 2015 10:23 PM (Hr+ZL)

108 HOOOORDE!!!

I have some great news (for me). Our little town, is getting a Mellow Mushroom.

For the heathens in the audience, it is the best pizza chain in the entire universe. Great pizza and 30-40 beers on tap. Run and staffed by greasy hippies, but probably my favorite restaurant.

I drive to Bowling Green and Nashville regularly just for a pizza and a pitcher of good brew.

In short, the world sucks, but I win.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:23 PM (e+1S5)

109 94: MH, Our son lives there, he will rent the house from us until we move there.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:23 PM (ucDmr)

110 >>> Only right wing nut jobs study maps of Benghazi.

That was easy. Hardly any streets.

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2015 10:23 PM (Ua6T/)

111 Ya know, as much as we joke around here, I really, really feel like something terribly bad is coming down here soon.

Not that Imam Obama cares. But still.

Seriously. Glad I live in a part of the country that is heavily armed. And made up of active duty/retired/vets.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:23 PM (FsuaD)

112 MisHum, Payson looks like a nice place. Someday we'll stop instead of just driving through and do some exploring.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (E3Eat)

113 Autocorrect. That was supposed to be 'doncha know'

Posted by: small town girl at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (Hr+ZL)

114 Mellow Mushroom - I think they got one of those on the 16th Street Mall actually.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (AVEe1)

115 wonder what the Food Justice Activist would have to say about that.



I mansreaded all over the bread aisle while the wife grocery shopped tonight.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (2El4P)

116 No. Did Lt. Col. Peters tell O'Reilly to go fuck himself sideways with a bayonet? (ette--lol)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:21 PM (FsuaD)



BETTER.

http://tinyurl.com/qxfnuy7

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (GEICT)

117 111,

So do I.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (OsWis)

118 Mellow shroom. Back in the day in ATL.

We have one in Slovannah. Meh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:25 PM (FsuaD)

119 Current temp around here is in the mid-20s, with wind chills about 5 degrees lower.
Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 09:59 PM (gBeQg)

That officer risked his life. People cramp up really fast in water that is that cold.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 10:25 PM (UlDux)

120
No. Did Lt. Col. Peters tell O'Reilly to go fuck himself sideways with a bayonet? (ette--lol)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:21 PM

Probably will make a book out of it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:25 PM (K4xGQ)

121
"Ammo and AR lowers are on sale everywhere."







I'll never buy a 100% AR lower again. Ever. Even if I move out of SoCal. If those fucking gungrabbing fascist cocksuckers want to confiscate my guns, I want 'em to work for it.

80% FTW

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:25 PM (krgKs)

122
So the grievance monger majors are learning that there's no call for their vast and deep wells of experience and knowledge? No six-figure salaries for them?

Paying off those mounds of student loan debt sure bites ass, don't it?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at January 09, 2015 10:25 PM (bWFHa)

123 Gun sales surged in December.

Thought it said "gin sales" at first, and I thought "yes, that makes sense."

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:26 PM (qyomX)

124 DC, you lucky dog. Haven't had a Mellow Mushroom pizza since we moved from SC. Great pizza.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 09, 2015 10:26 PM (GfBk2)

125 110 I would have got it if I had taken a bit more time to think about it. I was going for 10 in 10 seconds, and Cape Town is also a small city on the coast.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 10:26 PM (S9rS1)

126 Who did we piss off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981
----------------

Mostly muslims, and their fellow-traveling apologists

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2015 10:27 PM (F2IAQ)

127 By the way, a significant percentage of those college loans are paying for cigarettes and tattoos.

Why not? So is EBT.

Posted by: --- at January 09, 2015 10:27 PM (MMC8r)

128 Laters. Haters.




Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (NoB6A)

129 Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:23 PM (e+1S5)



I love their calzones. I made sure I had one when I was in Jacksonville last November.

Posted by: CDR M at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (93D1V)

130 Mostly muslims, and their fellow-traveling apologists
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2015 10:27 PM (F2IAQ)



They should consider themselves lucky that we're only pissing them off and insulting them instead of killing them.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (GEICT)

131 "Killing terrorists hasn't worked."

Only because we haven't killed enough of them.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (d6Rvn)

132 127 By the way, a significant percentage of those college loans are paying for cigarettes and tattoos.

Why not? So is EBT.


Also, disability payments. Three rackets, right there. There are no doubt people really in need, mixed in there, but the government does a crap job of targeting just them.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (qyomX)

133 "Hey, from what I heard, he was probably thirteen. Twelve, tops. "

An angry 13 year old boy can pack quite a punch, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 10:29 PM (+XMAD)

134 80% FTW

Did you see where the BATF is outlawing 'build parties' by regulation?

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:29 PM (rwI+c)

135 "Title IV rules require any monies in excess of tuition + college costs to be given directly to the student within 3 business days. Colleges encourage over-applying and the kids think it's free money and blow it all. "

Given universities' own spending practices, you can hardly expect them to preach thriftiness to anyone. Go to any campus and look at the overly extravagant monuments they build to themselves. K-12 school districts in Michigan are just as bad.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (UlDux)

136 "80% FTW"

I have been contemplating doing one of those myself.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (g6jni)

137 We have guys in our town getting disability because they are too drunk to keep a job. Not rehab mind you just free money.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (ucDmr)

138 B. Cochran, have you read any of Ralph Peters' books? I've read the one he wrote a few years ago about nuclear war in the Holy Land. Most depressing thing I've ever read.

Anyhow, I admire the guy. He's a pit bull. I hate these guys like O'Reilly who've never served but think they *know* more than the guys who've been there done that.

JEEBUS. I caught the first ep of Trump's show. Jerry Rivers *kept repeating and repeating* that he'd "dodged fire in Iraq and Afghanistan." Over and over again. I nearly threw something at the poor television.

*rage headache commencing*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (FsuaD)

139
The article on Mattis didn't show his best quote.

"I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all"

*fapfapfapfapfapfap*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (krgKs)

140 I like money.

Posted by: Go Away, 'Batin! at January 09, 2015 10:31 PM (ZPrif)

141 139,

agreed.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 09, 2015 10:31 PM (OsWis)

142
An angry 13 year old boy can pack quite a punch, or so I've heard.





Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 10:29 PM (+XMAD)

Harry Reid

Posted by: Dandolo at January 09, 2015 10:31 PM (wyI5D)

143 >>>DC, you lucky dog. Haven't had a Mellow Mushroom pizza since we moved from SC. Great pizza.

And the grilled chicken wings with the Thai sauce are boner-inducing.

Seriously, why deep-fry a chicken wing? It's got so much flavor and good fat all on its own, just grill it, sauce it and nomnomnom it.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:32 PM (e+1S5)

144 "Not rehab mind you just free money."

Why not take the money? If you don't, someone else will.

Posted by: navybrat at January 09, 2015 10:32 PM (JgC5a)

145 Another reason for me to love baseball:

Curt Schilling complained about not getting enough votes to get into the HOF because he's an outspoken conservative and the sportwriters are all leftists. Keith Olberman said don't be silly, if conservatives were kept out of the HOF, there would be maybe a dozen guys in Cooperstown.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 10:32 PM (+XMAD)

146
And after seeing this, you will never remember this classic rock station oldie in quite the same way:

MaCoys - Hang on Sloopy

http://youtu.be/TlTKhPkZSJo


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 09, 2015 10:32 PM (kdS6q)

147 144: I guess.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:33 PM (ucDmr)

148 Hey everybody.

I went apeshit at a free speech-hating harridan on Twitter today. She was basically having a meltdown over ridiculously old news (i.e., the Robertsons).

I'm finding that the only way to deal with Stalinist lefties online is to take the offensive big time and leave them the ones sputtering and reeling with butthurt. NEVER give them a chance to go on the offensive first.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:33 PM (/7rmH)

149 137 We have guys in our town getting disability because they are too drunk to keep a job. Not rehab mind you just free money.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo 
------------------
Where exactly is this town?
Can't beat 'em, join 'em - right?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 10:33 PM (SUBXi)

150 By the way, a significant percentage of those college loans are paying for cigarettes and tattoos.

And spring break, and new phones, and cute mani-pedis, and daily Starbucks, and...

But birth control pills, that's a burden they can't be expected to bear. And in some states, being a full-time student gets you food stamps.

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at January 09, 2015 10:33 PM (ImIut)

151 Another Gen. Mattis quote:
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."


Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 09, 2015 10:34 PM (ZPrif)

152 138 B. Cochran, have you read any of Ralph Peters' books? I've read the one he wrote a few years ago about nuclear war in the Holy Land. Most depressing thing I've ever read.

I have not. Now I'm not sure if I should. Lol.

Anyhow, I admire the guy. He's a pit bull. I hate these guys like O'Reilly who've never served but think they *know* more than the guys who've been there done that.

He was pissed off mightily in that clip. As he should be. We all fucking should be. Not just as Americans, but as human damn beings. These fuckers are slaughtering people, literally, by the thousands. The recent stories about Boko Haram, or however you spell it, are just horrifying. And enraging.

JEEBUS. I caught the first ep of Trump's show. Jerry Rivers *kept repeating and repeating* that he'd "dodged fire in Iraq and Afghanistan." Over and over again. I nearly threw something at the poor television.

*rage headache commencing*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (FsuaD)



That broken nosed, daytime talk show, miserable shitstain of an excuse for man can go fuck a cactus.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:34 PM (GEICT)

153 Keith Oberman=Vinegar Douche

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (K4xGQ)

154 I'm thinking Payson, AZ when I retire.




Shooting for Prescott myself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (UVfht)

155 149: I'm training for it as a type.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (ucDmr)

156 25
If you like cheesecake, buy yourself the Hot Fudge Sundae cheesecake sold by Honeybaked Hams. Best ever.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:02 PM (OH5gn)

I went to the Cheesecake Factory a few years ago. It was an homage to gluttony. Where you waited for your table, there was this long display case of every kind of cheesecake you could imagine. Black Forest, pina colada, turtle, grasshopper, banana split; you got fat just looking at it all.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (UlDux)

157 That broken nosed, daytime talk show, miserable shitstain of an excuse for man can go fuck a cactus.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:34 PM (GEICT)


*wipes tear*

pure poetry

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (FsuaD)

158 That broken nosed, daytime talk show, miserable shitstain of an excuse for man can go fuck a cactus.

I did that in Afghanistan too!!!1!
I was *so* ronery...

Posted by: Jerry Rivers at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (/7rmH)

159
80% FTW

Did you see where the BATF is outlawing 'build parties' by regulation?

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:29 PM (rwI+c)







Hadn't seen that, but it doesn't surprise me. You talking about the BATFEIEIO ruling this week on companies renting time on their CNC machines?

http://tinyurl.com/kavrloy

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (krgKs)

160 Also, disability payments. Three rackets, right there. There are no doubt people really in need, mixed in there, but the government does a crap job of targeting just them.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (qyomX)


1st. Repeal all laws/restrictions on private charities.

2nd. In 5 years time eliminate all Welfare payments

3rd. Establish poor houses where Krusty brand imitation gruel is served, and generic t-shirts and pants are handed out.

Posted by: Marley was right at January 09, 2015 10:36 PM (0Ew3K)

161 And after seeing this, you will never remember this classic rock station oldie in quite the same way:

MaCoys - Hang on Sloopy

http://youtu.be/TlTKhPkZSJo


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


Your are correct!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 09, 2015 10:36 PM (l3vZN)

162 In a normal world, Geraldo Rivera would be loading trucks for UPS. If that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:37 PM (FsuaD)

163 Jerry Rivers is vomit inducing. Damn I hate that sucker of cocks.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:37 PM (ucDmr)

164 Krusty brand imitation gruel

It's not just good, it's good enough!

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at January 09, 2015 10:38 PM (ImIut)

165
Never went to a Cheesecake Factory.

Cheesecake is, roughly, about 500-600 calories a slice.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:38 PM (OH5gn)

166 131
"Killing terrorists hasn't worked."



Only because we haven't killed enough of them.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (d6Rvn)


Rome did a great job of illustrating this with the three Punic wars against Carthage.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 10:38 PM (T1005)

167 I correct myself. Geraldo Rivera would be *badly* trimming the shrubs in my yard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:38 PM (FsuaD)

168 I did that in Afghanistan too!!!1!
I was *so* ronery...
Posted by: Jerry Rivers at January 09, 2015 10:35 PM (/7rmH)[/o]


I hope you shit razor wire.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:39 PM (GEICT)

169
In a normal world, Geraldo Rivera would be loading trucks for UPS. If that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:37 PM (FsuaD)






And caterwauling about work conditions to the union (I remember the big UPS strike back in the mid-90s. Ugly shit from a bunch of douchebags.)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:39 PM (krgKs)

170 Student Loan stories, Ya I got one.

Took out a $5k student loan to go to truck driving school (as suggested by Goose in Top Gun).

First tip, don't let your children grow up to be truck drivers.

After getting through the commercial truck driving school, I found out you can go to community college and get the same stuff for $200 bucks. (Times change, it was thirty years ago, prices might be higher)

The community colleges who did that stuff had an arrangement with big trucking companies. You went to that school, you went to that trucking company. After two or three years, you go find your own job, but it would still be a truck driving job. See tip #1.

It was a bitch paying back that 5K even though I lived in the truck and only rented a mail box. See tip #1.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2015 10:39 PM (d6Rvn)

171 All you need to know about Jerry Rivers is the man once had fat cells from his own ass injected into his face.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 10:40 PM (+XMAD)

172 >>>That broken nosed, daytime talk show, miserable shitstain of an excuse for man can go fuck a cactus.

Always with the PC, don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings, soft handed bullshit.

Just come out and say it already.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:40 PM (e+1S5)

173 Never went to a Cheesecake Factory.



Cheesecake is, roughly, about 500-600 calories a slice.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:38 PM (OH5gn)


They have entrees with calorie counts that make the cheesecake look fantastic.

Anyone want fudge? I can go make some.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:40 PM (gBeQg)

174 BETTER.



http://tinyurl.com/qxfnuy7

Ahhh, that was refreshing, thanks.

Posted by: dartist at January 09, 2015 10:40 PM (ahBY0)

175 I'm finished with Islamist apologists. They are beyond saving. In the end they'll be the first ones murdered by these barbarians. And yes, I am tarring them all with the same brush.

Such brave warriors slaughtering cartoonists and innocents. Fuck you all and your barbaric religion.

Eat it and choke on it asswipes.

Posted by: mpfs at January 09, 2015 10:41 PM (si/E8)

176 Just come out and say it already.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:40 PM (e+1S5)



I wouldn't piss in Geraldo's mouth if his teeth were on fire.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:41 PM (GEICT)

177 167 I correct myself. Geraldo Rivera would be *badly* trimming the shrubs in my yard.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:38 PM (FsuaD)

Got an empty vault in your backyard?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:41 PM (K4xGQ)

178 All of these government programs must show growth or else they get cut. Doesn't matter what they are. Veterans Admin, Disability, BATF. They all must present need for greater funding than what they enjoyed in the previous years.

And if they can't show the need for the funding, they will manufacture the need for funding, one way or the other.

Posted by: navybrat at January 09, 2015 10:42 PM (JgC5a)

179 Mm. Fudge. Someone brought some to work a couple weeks ago. It was so soft you could spread it on bread.

Good thing I caught this cold or else a coronary would have felled me last week

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2015 10:42 PM (AVEe1)

180 175
I'm finished with Islamist apologists. They are beyond saving. In the
end they'll be the first ones murdered by these barbarians. And yes, I
am tarring them all with the same brush.



Such brave warriors slaughtering cartoonists and innocents. Fuck you all and your barbaric religion.



Eat it and choke on it asswipes.

Posted by: mpfs at January 09, 2015 10:41 PM (si/E


That needs to be engraved on plaques and posted on the front of every public building in the US.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:42 PM (FsuaD)

181
"Killing terrorists hasn't worked."







Because our troops are spending more time reading the gorram 398 page, leftist cocksucker commie traitor induced ROE documents while being sniped at to see if they are permitted to return fire.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:42 PM (krgKs)

182 Anyone want fudge? I can go make some.


Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:40 PM (gBeQg)


Yes, please! *puts plate under USB port*

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 09, 2015 10:42 PM (iuQS7)

183 I was 9 of 10 on that map quiz . Missed Benghazi. It's grown since the last map I saw of it in Churchill's History of WWII. (Hey, that's my excuse and I'm unanimous in it.)

Posted by: GoCougsGo at January 09, 2015 10:43 PM (vgZeN)

184 Hey, she said she was sorry, so everything's peaches and cream again.

http://tinyurl.com/q5lyboe

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:43 PM (/7rmH)

185 ou talking about the BATFEIEIO ruling this week on companies renting time on their CNC machines?

Yeah that. It's a pretty expansive ruling. PDF http://is.gd/mCESLs

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:43 PM (rwI+c)

186 I got 10/10 on the map quiz, most I could pick without seeing the choices.

I'm a map/geography freak, so I guess I have that going for me.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 09, 2015 10:43 PM (fIv/H)

187 Every time I see Geraldo, it reminds me of the old Cheech and Chong bit with Gerando Revolver. Perfect justice for that phony ass fuckstick.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:44 PM (ucDmr)

188
Jerry Rivers is currently on Celebrity Apprentice.


The cast includes Jonny Damon, Terrell Owens, Lorenzo Lamas, Leeza Gibbons, and little Rudy from the Cosby Show.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:44 PM (OH5gn)

189
Well, if the cops can't go into a No-Go Zone then there should be no
reason for Mahmoud to be able to come out of one. Too bad they don't
have the balls to lock them down.


Posted by: tu3031 at January 09, 2015 10:12 PM (EDYaR)


Well, the upside to No-Go zones, is that, when the time comes, you have the mother of all target-rich environments.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2015 10:44 PM (4k1aC)

190 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (GEICT)
---------
Hi BC!

I love Peters. He writes blistering columns in Armchair General that are bracing reality porn.

He really goes full Conan in this clip.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:44 PM (KH1sk)

191 Am I the only one who thinks that Hayat Boumeddiene is kinda cute for a terrorist whore?

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 09, 2015 10:44 PM (0Ew3K)

192 Whatever happened to the poor mope who made the anti-islam "terror" video? Is he imprisoned in some dank horror chamber somewhere? While we release Gitmo prisoners from what most criminals would believe is Club Gitmo?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:45 PM (FsuaD)

193 >>>I wouldn't piss in Geraldo's mouth if his teeth were on fire.

I *would* piss in his mouth, even if there was no fire. Fuck him right in traitorous fuckhole. US Marines died because of him. He should be in Gitmo at best. What he deserves is something much worse.

Fuck! You're harshing my mellow. Enough. Let's do a shot.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:45 PM (e+1S5)

194 Hey Horde.

Was a good night tonight. Freshmen, JV and Varsity girls all won tonight.

Currently listening to Hugh Hewitt take down Bill "I'ma fucking dickhead" Donahue

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:45 PM (R5HRU)

195 But he continued a relationship with her anyway, explaining to his followers: 'Why f*** up a good thing?'

**********************

I don't see the problem here.

Posted by: Edgar Allen Poe at January 09, 2015 10:45 PM (9+Udi)

196
"Killing terrorists hasn't worked."

Only because we haven't killed enough of them.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (d6Rvn)


Marxism works, we just haven't tried hard enough
Keynsian economics works, we just haven't tried hard enough
Redistribution of wealth works, we just haven't tried hard enough
National Health/Single payer works, we just haven't tried hard enough

fighting terroris.....NO NEVER VIOLENCE NEVER SOLVED ANYTHING

Posted by: liberal Arts Major (subsidized) at January 09, 2015 10:45 PM (t//F+)

197 He really goes full Conan in this clip.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:44 PM (KH1sk)



Lmao.

I posted that link on Facebook, a former Ette immediately commented with the Best In Life quote.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:46 PM (GEICT)

198 64 Except for Amish Mafia -- that show is 100% phony.


Yep. I grew up in Amish Country. That show is total bullshit.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 09, 2015 10:47 PM (ENKh0)

199 Fuck! You're harshing my mellow. Enough. Let's do a shot.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 10:45 PM (e+1S5)



That's an excellent idea.

Shall I get a toast lined up?

Who else is in?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:47 PM (GEICT)

200
I think obama needs to start droning parts of Paris.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:47 PM (OH5gn)

201 Gen. Mattis for president. The nation would have whiplash from the contrast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:47 PM (FsuaD)

202
u talking about the BATFEIEIO ruling this week on companies renting time on their CNC machines?

Yeah that. It's a pretty expansive ruling. PDF http://is.gd/mCESLs

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:43 PM (rwI+c)







Ah so. Haven't read the pdf yet, just a couple of the gunblog reactions.

That's okay. I have one of the router-capable jigs for the AR10 so I don't kill my drill press, need to pick up an AR15 jig.

I'm actually more apprehensive about doing the anodizing after machining the receivers.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:48 PM (krgKs)

203 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:47 PM (GEICT)

Just got home and took three with the gal but I got love for you fuckers. sooooo I'm in

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:48 PM (R5HRU)

204 "Killing terrorists hasn't worked."

It worked in Iraq until that traitor pulled us out.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 10:48 PM (S9rS1)

205 196 "Killing terrorists hasn't worked."

Damn, I've missed some remarkable stories. So just how many of those killed terrorists have participated in further atrocities? Was it a "Weekend at Bernies" sort of participation?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:48 PM (qyomX)

206 annnnnnnnnnnnnd just replaced the recoil spring to the V10
apparently you are supposed to change it when you buy a used 1911

I put about 3000 rounds through it

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (/2Qtx)

207 Sloopy has her damn self a fine set of unfettered titties under that there t-shirt. nomnom indeed

Posted by: CMU VET at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (ejB0r)

208 Just got home and took three with the gal but I got love for you fuckers. sooooo I'm in

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:48 PM (R5HRU)



Alright. Good man.

That's 3. Who else?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (GEICT)

209 The French need to take out the trash. No more diversity, no more touchy feely. Just burn it to the ground. There will be collateral damage. So what? I seem to remember a date, let me think....oh yeah September 11th.

Posted by: mpfs at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (si/E8)

210 Shall I get a toast lined up?



Who else is in?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:47 PM (GEICT)


I'm in.

*looks at bar*

Just before Thanksgiving we discovered a box under the wet bar with a bottle of two types of tequila (bottle looks like a bong, not that I'd know anything about that). We have no idea where it came from, but husband went on line and the damned thing is worth about $150. I don't like tequila, but the light-colored one is good.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (FsuaD)

211 That's 3. Who else?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (GEICT)


Is bourbon and diet OK?

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (gBeQg)

212
We learned from Bush that swatting at the muslim hornet's nest doesn't work.

We learned from obama that leaving them alone doesn't work.

The only solution is to Kill. Them. All.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (OH5gn)

213 anywho, shit day
I plan to drink Sapporo until Cher looks hot

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (/2Qtx)

214 Interesting that Ace has a piece up there featuring Marc Cooper and Dean Baquet.

I'm not defending Baquet, and in this case Cooper is right that NYT are cowards re the Hebdo cartoons. But Cooper's not a good guy either; he's the liberal I told you all about a year ago, when I mentioned I had to unfriend someone at Facebook.

I basically gave up on Cooper when he (1) openly said he wanted Dinesh D'Souza audited to death for his outspokenness; and then (2) sent his usual big gang of hateful thug lib friends to call me obscene names after I challenged him.

Again, not a good guy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:51 PM (/7rmH)

215 10/10 on the city quiz.



I like maps.

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2015 10:17 PM (Ua6T/)


9/10 for me. Mistook Dallas/Ft. Worth for Minneapolis/St. Paul. But the author made a mistake in his blurb about Vancouver, B.C. He named the body of water to the west of the city as the Pacific Ocean. It's not; it's Georgia Strait, which bears the same relationship to the Pacific Ocean as does San Francisco Bay, an inland body of water connected to the ocean. Offhand, I figure it would 3-4 hours on a fast ship to get from Vancouver Harbor to the open ocean.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2015 10:51 PM (4k1aC)

216 I plan to drink Sapporo until Cher looks hot

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (/2Qtx)


So...Cowboys, Packers, or Army?

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:51 PM (gBeQg)

217 There's 1.5B muzzis.

We've killed a thousand. That didn't work.
We kill 10k. Didn't work.
Have we hit 100k yet? I don't know, I think we're close.

If we keep moving up the order of magnitude scale, eventually it'll work.

I think the magic # is more than 1M and less than 100M. Really doubt we'll have to approach 1B.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 09, 2015 10:51 PM (ZPrif)

218 I posted that link on Facebook, a former Ette immediately commented with the Best In Life quote.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:46 PM (GEICT)
-----
'Ette for life, baby! It's like "you're never an ex-Marine"!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (KH1sk)

219 208 That's 3. Who else?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (GEICT)


The wine is empty. I have mezcal. If I mix them, bad things will happen. Sh!t.

I'm in.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (qyomX)

220 >>>There are no doubt people really in need, mixed in there, but the government does a crap job of targeting just them.
Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:28 PM (qyomX)

Yes, I have seen some students take full advantage of the OPPORTUNITY and really improve their lives. Some of them blew off high school and then after awhile realized what a mistake they'd made. They come to CC with goals and focus and turn their lives around.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (E3Eat)

221 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (FsuaD)


Excellent. What brand of tequila?

Is bourbon and diet OK?
Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (gBeQg)


Absolutely.

I plan to drink Sapporo until Cher looks hot
Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (/2Qtx)


We're lining up a shot. I like cops. Lots of friends and family are current or retired. Join in buddy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (GEICT)

222
annnnnnnnnnnnnd just replaced the recoil spring to the V10
apparently you are supposed to change it when you buy a used 1911

I put about 3000 rounds through it

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:49 PM (/2Qtx)







Springs are not permanent parts of any firearm. They should be replaced periodically, it's cheap insurance. I've tried to keep in the habit of annually replacing all the springs in my defensive pistol. Which reminds me, I'm due.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (krgKs)

223 Ick. *stares at shot of darkish tequila* Husband thinks I'm wasting good stuff.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (FsuaD)

224 216 So...Cowboys, Packers, or Army?

yes?

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (/2Qtx)

225 Star Model B, in 9mm.
C&R for $300.00

Horde, put me some knowledge.
Yes/no?

100 words or less.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (g6jni)

226 I am still paying off my student loan. They did forgive my husband's loan when he died. Took about a year to clear it up. Each loan for about $6k, as we paid for our community college classes. And the degree is about as worthless as you can get but I did learn my computer skills there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 09, 2015 10:53 PM (Lqy/e)

227 *GAG*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:53 PM (FsuaD)

228 205 196 "Killing terrorists hasn't worked."

Damn, I've missed some remarkable stories. So just how many of those killed terrorists have participated in further atrocities? Was it a "Weekend at Bernies" sort of participation?
Posted by: Splunge at January 09

Hunt is stupid. Economic sanctions ha. Maybe we kill the terrorists and the general popular,ion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:54 PM (K4xGQ)

229 I plan to drink Sapporo until Cher looks hot

Not enough alkie beverages in the world to do that.

To make Cher look anywhere near 'hot' again would also require at least a few months' work of high-explosive excavation work with heavy machinery.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:54 PM (/7rmH)

230 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:53 PM (FsuaD)

You took it too soon. BC didn't toast us off.

Pour another.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:54 PM (R5HRU)

231 216 So...Cowboys, Packers, or Army?



yes?

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (/2Qtx)


I'm worried about you.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 10:54 PM (gBeQg)

232
'Ette for life, baby! It's like "you're never an ex-Marine"!



Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (KH1sk)


Have you read "Unbroken"? Love the writer and the book (and of course, the subject), but the fact she doesn't capitalize "Marine" drives me nuts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:55 PM (FsuaD)

233 MH,
Harshly worded letters in bold font should make them shit their man panties.

Posted by: mpfs at January 09, 2015 10:55 PM (si/E8)

234 221 sure
let me get another bottle, that went quick (gee, beer + CPO = consumed)

222 it was seriously weak
wouldn't eject a round for shit and if it did it went straight up or 2 feet away
big difference now

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:55 PM (/2Qtx)

235 MisHum, Payson looks like a nice place. Someday we'll stop instead of just driving through and do some exploring.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (E3Eat)


I think it's high enough that it can get snow. If I'm going some place South to get away from the damn snow, I'm not going to a town that's at risk of getting it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2015 10:55 PM (4k1aC)

236 *pours shot of Capt Morgan*

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (OsWis)

237 OK, I just read the story on that ATF ruling. I think I am now stupider as a result.



And, incidentally, just how are they going to square this with places like http://tinyurl.com/2eyeq3 Techshop (who, you'll note, currently has a particular JEF endorsing their concept on their homepage)?



This is particularly hilarious with Techshop because they DO provide mandatory training on their tools, but DO NOT supervise the use of their tools once you are cleared to use 'em.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (T1005)

238 >>>I don't like tequila, but the light-colored one is good.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (FsuaD)

I'll pay shipping if you want to send it to me!

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (E3Eat)

239
213 anywho, shit day
I plan to drink Sapporo until Cher looks hot
Posted by: navycopjoe at January

Alcohol poisoning is no way to go Joe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (K4xGQ)

240 You took it too soon. BC didn't toast us off.



Pour another.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:54 PM (R5HRU)



I'm still staring at half a shot. *gag*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (FsuaD)

241 So the time to buy a used car will be coming up very very soon?



I plan to drink Sapporo until Cher looks hot

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:50 PM (/2Qtx)



1. I don't think there is enough Sapporo in all of the islands

b. I do not envy you the headache tomorrow.

III. Banzai!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (6fyGz)

242 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:56 PM (FsuaD)

You'll live. However if you think you won't - send it to me!

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:57 PM (R5HRU)

243 231 I'm worried about you.

tonya says that all the time too
~~~le sigh~~~

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:57 PM (/2Qtx)

244 All you need to know about Jerry Rivers is the man once had fat cells from his own ass injected into his face.
Posted by: Donna
--------------------

Thus becoming an literal Butthead.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2015 10:57 PM (F2IAQ)

245
Star Model B, in 9mm.
C&R for $300.00

Horde, put me some knowledge.
Yes/no?

100 words or less.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2015 10:52 PM (g6jni)








The Star B is a VERY common movie gun, because it looks a lot like a 1911 and it's easy for armorers to make reliable with 9mm blanks.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 10:57 PM (krgKs)

246 Okay, I've got my Imperial Zombie Killer. Let's get this thing started BC. It's been a shiteous news week and only sweet, sweet booze will soothe my savage brow.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (KH1sk)

247
Todd Hoffman baffles me. He was getting good results with the small wash plant but he goes and buys a bigger wash plant for 300 ounces, and now he's yielding lousy gold.

From what I can tell, the wash plant is 99% of the problem in these operations.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (OH5gn)

248 I put about 3000 rounds through it
There are that many dogs in Hawaii?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (L6/+u)

249 When in the hell are we doing this toast, BCochran???

*stares*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (FsuaD)

250 235 MisHum, Payson looks like a nice place. Someday we'll stop instead of just driving through and do some exploring.

Posted by: Mindy at January 09, 2015 10:24 PM (E3Eat)


I think it's high enough that it can get snow. If I'm going some place South to get away from the damn snow, I'm not going to a town that's at risk of getting it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at

It does have snow. It lasts a couple of days and is gone. It has 4 seasons and isn't as hot as the Phoenix area

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (K4xGQ)

251 100 words or less.

Shot one once. Felt like a 1911 in the hand. SA. No grip safety I don't think. Didn't make much of an impression one way or the other. Sorry.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 10:59 PM (rwI+c)

252 Hugh Hewitt absolutely crushed Donahue.

Good on him.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 10:59 PM (R5HRU)

253 Alright....Here...We....GO!

Here's to health and prosperity,
to you and all you posterity,
and them that doesn't drink with sincerity,
the they may be damned for all eternity!


Slainte!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:59 PM (GEICT)

254 244 All you need to know about Jerry Rivers is the man once had fat cells from his own ass injected into his face.
Posted by: Donna
--------------------
Thus becoming an literal Butthead.


In Geraldo's defense, the surgical site and the donor site were remarkably close already.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 10:59 PM (qyomX)

255 Ganbei fuckers!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (KH1sk)

256 Cheers!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (6fyGz)

257 241 I was talking to my best friend Donny (boot camp, A school, Forrestal together) yesterday about my adventures at Jerrys North
I told him I spent $100 in just beer one night
he was shocked that I survived

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (/2Qtx)

258 Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 10:57 PM (/2Qtx)



So, are you cheering for the Packers or the Cowboys?

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (gBeQg)

259
244 All you need to know about Jerry Rivers is the man once had fat cells from his own ass injected into his face.
Posted by: Donna
--------------------

Thus becoming an literal Butthead.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2015 10:57 PM (F2IAQ)

Chuckles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (K4xGQ)

260
To make Cher look anywhere near 'hot' again would also require at least a few months' work of high-explosive excavation work with heavy machinery.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:54 PM (/7rmH)







To your eyes or her face?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (krgKs)

261 246
Okay, I've got my Imperial Zombie Killer. Let's get this thing started
BC. It's been a shiteous news week and only sweet, sweet booze will
soothe my savage brow.



Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (KH1sk)


Let me help. Close your eyes and imagine an ugly, skeletor guy in a Speedo, ziplining just over your head. Sweating. In a jungle. And he's dressed as Spock.

*runs*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:00 PM (FsuaD)

262 What is less obvious to me is why liberals aren't more inclined to defend the right of people to be critical of all religions.

Because the sole motivation of liberalism is hatred of America. Liberals cheered just as much as the palestinians did on 9/11/01. Finally, they thought, we got what we deserved--and their new best friend, islam, delivered the punch.

Posted by: Null at January 09, 2015 11:01 PM (xjpRj)

263 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 10:59 PM (GEICT)

Hear hear!

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 11:01 PM (R5HRU)

264 Todd Hoffman baffles me. He was getting good results with the small wash plant but he goes and buys a bigger wash plant for 300 ounces, and now he's yielding lousy gold. From what I can tell, the wash plant is 99% of the problem in these operations.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM

Is that season 5? I've only seen ep1 of S5. Todd is a nicer than nice dude. Want him to do well, but, he's an incurable dreamer.

Posted by: joe dirt at January 09, 2015 11:01 PM (tBSrv)

265 Bottoms up!

Posted by: Steve Kroft at January 09, 2015 11:01 PM (OsWis)

266 Geraldo Rivera is (well, half) New York Puerto Rican, so he feels like he has to act and talk tough. But real tough guys don't have to tell you how tough and brave they are. They show you.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2015 11:01 PM (8HGb7)

267 Cheers!

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:01 PM (gBeQg)

268 I've been a good boy tonight, I went out with a group to hear a band and didn't have anything to drink (because 1, I was carrying, and b, 400+ HP ticket-me red car), so now that I'm home I'm making up for lost time.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:02 PM (6fyGz)

269 253 alla vostra salute!!!

and on to #3

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:02 PM (/2Qtx)

270 *gasp* *gag*

Our favorite toast from our wedding: "May your children have rich parents."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:02 PM (FsuaD)

271 That's just mean Jane...

*pours another shot*

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 09, 2015 11:02 PM (OsWis)

272 137 We have guys in our town getting disability because they are too drunk to keep a job. Not rehab mind you just free money.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:30 PM (ucDmr)

You should see the scum next door to me. And a high percentage of the ads on daytime tv are law practices pushing for people to get on disability. One particular law practice refers to themselves as "The Disability Express".

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 11:02 PM (UlDux)

273 The following comment was posted at the end of the last thread and so I think some Morons and ettes who would appreciate it might have missed it. That's why I'm reposting it:


573 Ace:

This country is not gone. Not by a long shot. Tonight I'm sitting having a late dinner after 13 hours of work as a reservist for one of our Armed Forces (it doesn't matter which one). We have deployment orders coming later this year (it doesn't matter where). What is important is that every man and woman under my command loves the Republic, knows the importance of duty, and has family and friends that support each of them. As reservists, we get shit upon monthly with a variety of taskings that we have to do for free and live under the ever present threat of reductions in force while trying to maintain the highest levels of readiness and keep our civilian employers content. Every month is a challenge and not one of us would have it any other way. We give a shit when we see our flag, when we are doing our jobs and when we have to sacrifice to protect freedom.

Does anyone think I would rather be where I am right now than with my wife and 5 month old? Negative, Ghost Rider, that pattern is full. But I'm here anyway because I took an oath to defend this nation and by God that is what is going to happen.

Don't feel pity; my crew and I chose this path. Don't thank us; it is our job. But don't dispair for the future of the Republic. The future is bright and you would agree if you could look into the eyes of the enlisted members I have the privilege to lead.

-Just some O-3 somewhere leading Patriots
Posted by: John Johnson at January 09, 2015 10:04 PM (yr2gu)

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:03 PM (+XMAD)

274 258 I refuse to say due to the months of grief from MH and GW

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:03 PM (/2Qtx)

275 After that shot of mezcal with BC, I am now starting to see the world as CAC sees it. I can no longer tell that "installation art" is crap, but I can see things in the sky that you would not believe. Also, bonus, I know things about how obscure counties have voted back to 1972.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:03 PM (qyomX)

276 Jane, I see margaritas in your future.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:03 PM (gBeQg)

277 I'm obviously in the wrong line of work. *drinks*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:04 PM (6fyGz)

278 Damn you, Jane D'oh. Damn you to hell!

Just for that:

http://tinyurl.com/ogh2ah6

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 11:04 PM (KH1sk)

279
258 I refuse to say due to the months of grief from MH and GW

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:03 PM (/2Qtx)


You're cheering for the refs, then.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:04 PM (gBeQg)

280 Yeah, Jerry Rivers on The Apprentice is all, "I've been shot at!!! I've been under fire!!!! I know what it's like to be in combat!!!"

I was yelling and cursing at the TV.

He's such a douche.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:04 PM (FsuaD)

281 Guess I will go get some bailey's since you guys are done.

Jane- I mysteriously found an extra large bottle of bailey's in my fridge on Christmas day. Only a few people have a key to the house and no one will cop to it.

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2015 11:05 PM (S7yME)

282 Espolon tequila for the win!

Nice toast Cochran.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 11:05 PM (e+1S5)

283 Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:03 PM (+XMAD)

+infinity

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 11:05 PM (R5HRU)

284
AR universal jigs, for use with a router. Forged or billet lowers, don't matter.

http://www.modulusarms.com/

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:05 PM (krgKs)

285 272: We are suckers working to pay for this shit. It's ridiculous.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 11:06 PM (ucDmr)

286 Well, I was just a bit of an overachiever.

3 shots.

Ahhhh yes.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:06 PM (GEICT)

287 280 Yeah, Jerry Rivers on The Apprentice is all, "I've been shot at!!! I've been under fire!!!! I know what it's like to be in combat!!!"
I was yelling and cursing at the TV.
He's such a douche.


We might miss him when he's gone. Yeah, he's a douche, but he's his own kind of douche. The new douches are so uniform that they might as well be storm trooper douche clones.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:06 PM (qyomX)

288 I mysteriously found an extra large bottle of
bailey's in my fridge on Christmas day. Only a few people have a key to
the house and no one will cop to it.

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2015 11:05 PM (S7yME)



You must have been very good this year. Santa is pleased.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:06 PM (6fyGz)

289 275 I can no longer tell that "installation art" is crap,

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DRINKING?!!!!!

279 I think the packers are a better team, plus I want Joe Buck to stop sucking Romo's dick

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:07 PM (/2Qtx)

290 Oooh. The plaid, man. The plaid.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2015 11:07 PM (L6/+u)

291 Bob Beckle is a douchebag. He tries to come off like a gruff, but lovable uncle, but he really is a nasty political operative who will say and do anything to maintain the day's Democrat talking points.
He really had me going this week with the tough talk about the Paris killers, and he stopped just short of calling for an end to immigration of Muslims.
Then today, he drops the "right-wing Muslim" line. What a jerkoff.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2015 11:07 PM (8HGb7)

292
274 258 I refuse to say due to the months of grief from MH and GW
Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015

That's ok Joe. We all know Da Bears still suck.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:07 PM (K4xGQ)

293 9 for 10 cities.

I have to admit the joke at the end was pretty funny.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 09, 2015 11:07 PM (2G0WH)

294 278
Damn you, Jane D'oh. Damn you to hell!



Just for that:



http://tinyurl.com/ogh2ah6





Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 09, 2015 11:04 PM (KH1sk)



Dammit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (FsuaD)

295 We are suckers working to pay for this shit. It's ridiculous.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 11:06 PM (ucDmr)



I'd go on the dole but I'd have to break every mirror in the house first. Damn me and my overdeveloped sense of pride and honor.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (6fyGz)

296 We might miss him when he's gone. Yeah, he's a douche, but he's his own kind of douche. The new douches are so uniform that they might as well be storm trooper douche clones.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:06 PM (qyomX)



*thinks about it*

No, no I won't.

He may be the most douchetastic douche I've ever seen.

He's the epitome of "punchable face".

He can go fuck himself, and he doesn't even get the honor of blowing me first.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (GEICT)

297 Thank you Donna, that is a true inspiration.

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (S7yME)

298 What time is the Bears game this weekend?

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (EMo7j)

299 C&R for $300.00

Sarco has them for $265. http://is.gd/vQC3hQ

Don't know if they ship C&R.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (rwI+c)

300 WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DRINKING?!!!!!

279 I think the packers are a better team, plus I want Joe Buck to stop sucking Romo's dick
Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09

Rogers is quite injured. My guess is Jerrys Kids now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (K4xGQ)

301 Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2015 11:07 PM (8HGb7)

He is a fat fuck man. He enrages me daily whenever I watch The Five which is to see Gutfeld for the lulz and either Kim Guilfoye or Andrea Tantaros because well.....duh

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (R5HRU)

302 But on a more pleasant note, my Navy tartan kilt came in today.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (6fyGz)

303 What time is the Bears game this weekend?

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (EMo7j)


I chuckled.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (gBeQg)

304
He can go fuck himself, and he doesn't even get the honor of blowing me first.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:08 PM (GEICT)


You read my mind! Yes, first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Geraldo Rivera at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (FsuaD)

305 But on a more pleasant note, my Navy tartan kilt came in today.


Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (6fyGz)


Beat Army!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:10 PM (gBeQg)

306 277 you know what I miss about the navy? besides deployments of course (damn I love the gut in Naples)
liquid lunches
"hey Chief, we went to the club at lunch, i'm not sure if its safe to do electrical work"

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:10 PM (/2Qtx)

307 I hate Joe Buck. He really pissed me off when Randy Moss "mooned" Packer fans.

He damn near went off the rails for that.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 11:10 PM (R5HRU)

308 279 I think the packers are a better team, plus I want Joe Buck to stop sucking Romo's dick

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09

------------------------

Rogers is quite injured. My guess is Jerrys Kids now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:09 PM (K4xGQ)



I'm a Cowboys fan. A big one. But I think they're going to lose, injured calf and all.

It's going to be unbelievably cold. The Cowboys will falter in those conditions.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (GEICT)

309 "I've been under fire!!!! I know what it's like.."
---------------

Me too!..., me too!

Posted by: Hillary! at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (F2IAQ)

310 That is the way nations die.
Too many people get on the cart and not enough pull the cart.
Then, the ones pulling the cart start to put two and two together and think they are suckers for not being in the cart.

Posted by: navybrat at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (JgC5a)

311 you know what I miss about the navy? besides deployments of course (damn I love the gut in Naples)

liquid lunches

"hey Chief, we went to the club at lunch, i'm not sure if its safe to do electrical work"

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:10 PM (/2Qtx)



uh...you might want to sit down for this...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (6fyGz)

312 Todd Hoffman baffles me. He was getting good results
with the small wash plant but he goes and buys a bigger wash plant for
300 ounces, and now he's yielding lousy gold.



From what I can tell, the wash plant is 99% of the problem in these operations.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 10:58 PM (OH5gn)


That's quite predictable. If you are placer mining, and you have a small wash plant, it's easy to mine ahead of what you wash, which gives you time to pick the best ground, and test it by panning as you go, so you don't waste time putting non-paying ground through the plant. So you get a bigger plant, and now you have to scramble to keep material going through it, so you wind up washing some barren gravel because it becomes harder to maintain the quality of your feed as throughput increases.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (4k1aC)

313 I haven't read all the comments, so maybe somebody else picked up on this.

Anybody notice on that city streets quiz that Benghazi was the punchline? How sick do you have to be to turn the assassination of an ambassador into a punchline? I can understand lefties thinking that Republicans have made too big a deal out of Benghazi because Obama did all he could, blah, blah - I mean I don't agree with that but I can understand that. I can't understand turning Benghazi into a punchline or buzzword to mock Republicans. That's just sick.

Posted by: biancaneve at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (6Turu)

314 My husband's all, "Did you just waste perfectly awesome tequila to do a shot *on the internet?????*

Me: Ummmm. Yes. And it was awful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (FsuaD)

315 292 this is true but good coaching and a real secondary can change it

but...............
holy shit!!!!
there is a real chance that both Chicago baseball teams could meet in the World Series

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (/2Qtx)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (6fyGz)

317 296 *thinks about it*
No, no I won't.
He may be the most douchetastic douche I've ever seen.


I am content to wait. When you are left with only Chris Hayes and that chick who wears tampons as earrings, you may quietly hoist a shot in my honor, and say "you were right. I did not know what I had lost."

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (qyomX)

318 For the morons trippin' ballz, a little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPiO_G-DEHs

Posted by: The Trippin' Hat at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (0Ew3K)

319 Donna &&&& V.,
I had that thread open & saw it. I hope he goes back to read responses. I thought I was only one but refreshed or reloaded on iPad & glad to see others thanked him.

Thank you for copying & putting here. I'm lucky if I can copy posted by with my iPad.

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (sj3Ax)

320 148 Hey everybody.
I'm finding that the only way to deal with Stalinist lefties online is to take the offensive big time and leave them the ones sputtering and reeling with butthurt. NEVER give them a chance to go on the offensive first.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:33 PM (/7rmH)

On Tuesday an acquaintance of mine was starting to talk Sarah Palin's kid standing on a dog. I barely let him finish the first sentence before I ranted about how 7 years after the "08 election people are STILL beating up on Palin, and how childish and petty it is. That pretty much ended any talk about politics. I'm tired of these people. They make excuses for liberalism and democrats, meanwhile the freeloaders keep expanding the list of crap they think they should get for free, or more accurately, from the taxpayers.

I'm bringing up the freeloaders of Detroit thinking they shouldn't have to pay their water bills every chance I get. These middle class liberals need the welfare mentality thrown in their faces constantly.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (UlDux)

321 It's going to be unbelievably cold. The Cowboys will falter in those conditions.

So, you are saying it might be worth a watch?

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2015 11:13 PM (S7yME)

322 Maps, I couldn't have done it without the hints.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2015 11:13 PM (d6Rvn)

323 314 My husband's all, "Did you just waste perfectly awesome tequila to do a shot *on the internet?????*

Me: Ummmm. Yes. And it was awful.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (FsuaD)


I may have missed it if you already answered, what kind of tequila?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:13 PM (GEICT)

324 313 Anybody notice on that city streets quiz that Benghazi was the punchline?

I did. But I was just happy that some lefty quizmaker was willing to utter the word Benghazi.

Yes, my standards have been lowered.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:14 PM (qyomX)

325 I am looking at houses in Henderson,NV.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 10:10 PM (ucDmr)


Moved to Henderson two years ago, from the high Rockies of Colorado. worried abou the heat, but it hasn't been un bearable thanks to omnipresent air-conditioning. Two or three days a winter with sprinkler water freezing on the sidewalks (fell on my ass in oafish surprise that first winter).

Very nice neighborhoods here. In Colorado, we were 50 miles from the nearest Walmart, McDonalds, etc. Here, evereything's within walking distance. Getting used to the differences just fine.

Posted by: jwpaine at January 09, 2015 11:14 PM (a3NCX)

326 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 10:51 PM (/7rmH)

Well, in a way that makes it more enjoyable, to see a Columbia School of Journalism guy being called an ahole by a NY Times guy. Blue-on-blue fights? Yes, let's have more of them...

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:14 PM (+XMAD)

327


I'm a Cowboys fan. A big one. But I think they're going to lose, injured calf and all.

It's going to be unbelievably cold. The Cowboys will falter in those conditions.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January

19 forecast. Not bad.
Rogers will be in shotgun all game
Our O line isn't great.
We will see. Hope you are right & I'm wrong

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:14 PM (K4xGQ)

328 They should see my water bill! MWRA is obscene!!
Water isn't bad. It's the triple amount for sewer.

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:15 PM (sj3Ax)

329 Anybody notice on that city streets quiz that
Benghazi was the punchline? How sick do you have to be to turn the
assassination of an ambassador into a punchline? I can understand
lefties thinking that Republicans have made too big a deal out of
Benghazi because Obama did all he could, blah, blah - I mean I don't
agree with that but I can understand that. I can't understand turning
Benghazi into a punchline or buzzword to mock Republicans. That's just
sick.


Posted by: biancaneve at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (6Turu)


Agree wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:15 PM (gBeQg)

330 JEF's administration plans on felony charges against Petraeus. Story at WZ.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2015 11:16 PM (L6/+u)

331 320 On Tuesday an acquaintance of mine was starting to talk Sarah Palin's kid standing on a dog.

Wait. They really talk about that? I thought it was kind of a joke. Possible response: "I know, I hated it too, it was like that disabled kid was just targeting the dog for Obama, for his next dinner."

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:16 PM (qyomX)

332 I'm a Cowboys fan. A big one. But I think they're going to lose, injured calf and all.



It's going to be unbelievably cold. The Cowboys will falter in those conditions.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:11 PM (GEICT)



The big cats are very disappointed in you.

Cool thing about the Jags, if they still do it, active duty military in uniform gets free tickets. If you see a home game for J-ville, look for the Men In White (or Navy Blue, depending on the time of year).

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:17 PM (6fyGz)

333 >>>there is a real chance that both Chicago baseball teams could meet in the World Series

Yeah, sure. Hey, I've got this bride in Brooklyn I'm not using. I could offer you a real good price.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 11:17 PM (e+1S5)

334 314 My husband's all, "Did you just waste perfectly awesome tequila to do a shot *on the internet?????*



Me: Ummmm. Yes. And it was awful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:12 PM (FsuaD)




And it's all his after this.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:17 PM (gBeQg)

335 I wanted to point out that my AA degree cost $11,000. So that's almost free, right?

Posted by: Gingy at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (KAmzK)

336 nerdygirl: yep. Good work. :-)

Donna: also yep. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (/7rmH)

337 I may have missed it if you already answered, what kind of tequila?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:13 PM (GEICT)



So, just before Thanksgiving, Husband was organizing the wet bar, and pulled out an unopened brown box from the back, that we've never seen. He opens it, and it's a really decorative bottle (that resembles a bong, or so I've heard) and has two openings. With two types of tequilas. Husband went on the interwebs and found the same bottle worth $150. And that's just for the glass bottle. So we have no idea what the tequila is, etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (FsuaD)

338 The Cowboys will only win this weekend if Romo's pact with Stan is still strong.

btw, the Bears are still going to the Superbowl; Chicago bought their tickets months ago.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (d7XFS)

339 335 I wanted to point out that my AA degree cost $11,000. So that's almost free, right?

If Obama ever finances it, the price will rise tenfold.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (qyomX)

340 329 Anybody notice on that city streets quiz that
Benghazi was the punchline?

It's the WaPo. What were you expecting?

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (S9rS1)

341 JEF's administration plans on felony charges against Petraeus. Story at WZ.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2015 11:16 PM (L6/+u)


To paraphrase mooche-

For the first time in my life I would be proud to see tanks roll onto the white house lawn.

Yeah, I might have changed a few words.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 09, 2015 11:18 PM (FMbng)

342 Cool thing about the Jags, if they still do it, active duty military in uniform gets free tickets. If you see a home game for J-ville, look for the Men In White (or Navy Blue, depending on the time of year).
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015

They have to fill the seats somehow. Glad they give the seats to armed forces

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (K4xGQ)

343 337: Jane did the tequila fairy drop it off?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (ucDmr)

344 337 Husband went on the interwebs and found the same bottle worth $150. And that's just for the glass bottle. So we have no idea what the tequila is, etc.

The good thing about tequila at the moment is that the rule holds: if the bottle is expensive, the tequila inside is probably seriously awesome.

Once the con men catch on, it will probably no longer be true. But for the moment, you may want to treasure the liquid in there.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (qyomX)

345 I saw that the decision to prosecute Petraeus on Drudge earlier in Red.

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (sj3Ax)

346 Splunge: LOL. Good idea!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (/7rmH)

347 They have to fill the seats somehow. Glad they give the seats to armed forces

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (K4xGQ)



Better than letting them sit empty, and it is good PR.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (6fyGz)

348 >>>I wanted to point out that my AA degree cost $11,000. So that's almost free, right?

I see you're using Cougar's accountant.

Anyway, we already have free college in this country. It's easy. Head down to the local recruiter Armed Forces Career Center, sign on the dotted line, and boom! Four years later, free college.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 11:21 PM (e+1S5)

349 Bong water tequila?

Been avoiding the awful news from France. Watched the latest Bollywood blockbuster "PK". Liked it, but finding a good English subtitle file took a few tries.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 09, 2015 11:21 PM (zauWW)

350 Once the con men catch on, it will probably no longer be true. But for the moment, you may want to treasure the liquid in there.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (qyomX)



You did notice the Jane D'oh gagging in the corner earlier, right?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:21 PM (6fyGz)

351 They have to fill the seats somehow. Glad they give the seats to armed forces
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (K4xGQ)

-----------------

Better than letting them sit empty, and it is good PR.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (6fyGz)



*rolls eyes*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:22 PM (GEICT)

352 Ok I'm going to play Madden. Later morons.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 09, 2015 11:22 PM (R5HRU)

353 Favorite Mattis quote: "I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery, but I'm begging you...with tears in my eyes...if you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:23 PM (6fyGz)

354 Better than letting them sit empty, and it is good PR.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09

Agreed. Sorry if what I said came out wrong

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:23 PM (K4xGQ)

355 350 You did notice the Jane D'oh gagging in the corner earlier, right?

I did, yes. But I assumed that that was because of her doing some awesome anejo as a shot. You have to sip that stuff.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:23 PM (qyomX)

356
The good thing about tequila at the moment is
that the rule holds: if the bottle is expensive, the tequila inside is
probably seriously awesome.



Once the con men catch on, it will probably no longer be true. But for the moment, you may want to treasure the liquid in there.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (qyomX)



Husband posted a pic of the bottle on his Facebook page, asking, "Did anyone we know gift us this tequila?" No one has responded. Honestly, I think the previous owners left the box in the far back corner of the lower wet bar cabinet. They were complete douchebags, so good. They left the house filthy, carpets stained, and me in tears. They were still "occupying" the house the day of the closing, so we didn't see the horrible condition of the house until the day before our movers arrived. And they were wealthy old shits.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:24 PM (FsuaD)

357 Someone told me this week the last time the Pack played the Cowboys in Lambeau was the infamous Ice Bowl game in the '60's. (Was it '67? I'm too lazy and full of cold medicine to check.)

It's sure shaping up to be Ice Bowl II - as a Packer fam I sure hope the outcome will be the same! We need something to cheer us up during weather like this.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:24 PM (+XMAD)

358 I put this down & stopped reading for an hour or so. I just saw Ace's French video of shooting of terrorist. Someone or Ace stomped it, there were only 24 comments.

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:25 PM (sj3Ax)

359
My AA degree was free.

If you don't count 5 years of freezing my ass off while shitting in cat holes in Alaskan winters, carrying sewer-pipe recoilless rifles, forced marches with 60 lb rucksacks, Meals Rejected by Ethiopians, "go sit in the hall and study your SQT manual for the next 4 hours" etc, etc.

Wouldn't trade one fucking day of it for all the tea in China. Not. One. Fucking. Day.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:25 PM (krgKs)

360 *rolls eyes*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:22 PM (GEICT)



Hey, I got my head shaved once coz of them fuckers, the least you can do is support your own hometown team FFS.


(true story, first time they played Picksboig was in J-ville, I told the kids in the shop if J-ville won I'd shave my head. For the next two years Steelers vs Jaguars depended on where the game was played, the home team always lost.)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:25 PM (6fyGz)

361 I noticed that they used BenGhazi as the punchline too. Sick fucks. Yeah.... It's fucking hilarious that we abandoned our people over there to the tender mercies of the koranimals..... a fucking laugh riot.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at January 09, 2015 11:25 PM (jucos)

362 333 DC

> Hey, I've got this bride in Brooklyn I'm not using.

Um...?

Posted by: speedster1 at January 09, 2015 11:26 PM (1brdf)

363 Help me out horde, I don't know nuttin' 'bout no football.

Who's it looking like it's going to move down to for Superbowl XXVVILGBTEIEIO this year?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:26 PM (/7rmH)

364 Did someone mention tequila?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:27 PM (0HooB)

365 356 They left the house filthy, carpets stained, and me in tears. They were still "occupying" the house the day of the closing, so we didn't see the horrible condition of the house until the day before our movers arrived. And they were wealthy old shits.

Horrible. My sympathies. I've bought a few houses in my time, and there has always been some sort of final inspection thing before the handoff. Maybe not the day before closing, though. I ask, for my own benefit: what would you do differently, next time?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:27 PM (qyomX)

366 Agreed. Sorry if what I said came out wrong

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:23 PM (K4xGQ)



Nope, you said it exactly right. I was agreeing with you.


And now, since we're such agreeable bastiches, here's mud in yer eye! *drinks*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:27 PM (6fyGz)

367 357 Someone told me this week the last time the Pack played the Cowboys in Lambeau was the infamous Ice Bowl game in the '60's. (Was it '67? I'm too lazy and full of cold medicine to check.)

It's sure shaping up to be Ice Bowl II - as a Packer fam I sure hope the outcome will be the same! We need something to cheer us up during weather like this.
Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:24 PM (+XMAD)

Yes and yes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (K4xGQ)

368 Hey, I got my head shaved once coz of them fuckers, the least you can do is support your own hometown team FFS.


(true story, first time they played Picksboig was in J-ville, I told the kids in the shop if J-ville won I'd shave my head. For the next two years Steelers vs Jaguars depended on where the game was played, the home team always lost.)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:25 PM (6fyGz)



2014 attendance....Pittsburgh, Arizona, Chicago, Cincinatti, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Oakland and Minnesota all had lower home numbers.

They fucked up because they had no choice. They built a stadium that was way the fuck too big for the area. But they couldn't do anything else, it was the only way to keep the FL/GA game.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (GEICT)

369 If Obama ever finances it, the price will rise tenfold.
Posted by: Splunge
-------------------

Tuition tracks the available Federal funds. It's almost as if there is a correlation between the two.

Posted by: Hillary! at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (F2IAQ)

370 357: Donna, it's the last time the Pack played the cowgirls at Lambear in a playoff game. They played them in GB during the regular season multiple times.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (ucDmr)

371
Jane did the tequila fairy drop it off?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 11:20 PM (ucDmr)







Ricky Martin is in the news again?????

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (krgKs)

372 Prost

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (K4xGQ)

373 >>>Um...?

Yeah, I blame auto cucumber. Or pixy. Or maybe the booze.

I blame everyone and everything but me.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)

374 They built a stadium that was way the fuck too big
for the area. But they couldn't do anything else, it was the only way to
keep the FL/GA game.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (GEICT)



Yeah, ain't that something? I remember the old stadium, I think the only thing they ever used it for was the FL/GA game. And some kind of bowl. Tidy Bowl, maybe.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (6fyGz)

375
Na Zdoróv'je

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (krgKs)

376 All the Horde Daywalkers are here tonight.

Where are all the nightcrawlers?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (0HooB)

377 "in a playoff game."

Ah, well, that makes sense.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:31 PM (+XMAD)

378 I blame everyone and everything but me.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFvujknrBuE

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:31 PM (6fyGz)

379 All the Horde Daywalkers are here tonight.

Where are all the nightcrawlers?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (0HooB)


What am I, pants-less swiis cheese?

Posted by: The Pants-less Hat at January 09, 2015 11:31 PM (0Ew3K)

380 Yeah, ain't that something? I remember the old stadium, I think the only thing they ever used it for was the FL/GA game. And some kind of bowl. Tidy Bowl, maybe.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (6fyGz)



Gator Bowl.

The stadium was old as hell. If the place really got loud and raucous, you could feel the stadium swaying.

And the sponsors can go fuck. I refuse to call it the Taxslayer.com Bowl. It's the fucking Gator Bowl. Period.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (GEICT)

381 Horrible. My sympathies. I've bought a few houses in
my time, and there has always been some sort of final inspection thing
before the handoff. Maybe not the day before closing, though. I ask, for
my own benefit: what would you do differently, next time?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:27 PM (qyomX)


I have no idea. They were supposed to be out the day of the closing. We were staying in a hotel (with two sick cats). The morning of the closing, we were to do the walk-through, and the arrogant old assholes were "put out" that we were on time at 9:00 a.m. Every room of the house was full of furniture and carpets.


We went on to close (in the very office that a major scene in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was shot in), and trusted that the old bastards would be out.


They treated us like crap. The house was a hot mess. I've never, ever, left a house without making sure it was spotless for the new owners. I've vacuumed and mopped, and those were the last two items loaded on the moving vans.

The old bastard is dead now, and his miserable widow we still see occasionally.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (FsuaD)

382 376 All the Horde Daywalkers are here tonight.

Where are all the nightcrawlers?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (0HooB)

I'm acedexterous

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (K4xGQ)

383 372 Prost
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:28 PM (K4xGQ)


You've been hanging around Europeans, I see. They spell it "Prosit," but they pronounce it just like you said. And they have the leisure time to say it enough times to drink many Americans under the table. Practice, you see.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (qyomX)

384 373 DC

> I blame everyone and everything but me.

RINO.

:-)

Posted by: speedster1 at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (1brdf)

385
So you get a bigger plant, and now you have to scramble to keep material going through it, so you wind up washing some barren gravel because it becomes harder to maintain the quality of your feed as throughput increases.

Ah. Makes sense.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 09, 2015 11:33 PM (OH5gn)

386 Not going to open the only bottle of tequila on the shelf here, but as I am earnestly working to remove all traces of bourbon from the house, I'll join you in the festivities.

With this brand new, unopened 1.75 ml Jim Beam.

Cheers!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2015 11:34 PM (RzZOc)

387
And they have the leisure time to say it enough times to drink many Americans under the table. Practice, you see.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (qyomX)






Not to mention, the motivation. Because they don't live in the US.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:35 PM (krgKs)

388
What am I, pants-less swiis cheese?


You can't fool me. I can see you in the daytime.

BTW, I have a shot glass sitting under the USB port. Whomever pours me a shot of takillya will earn my undying gratitude.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:35 PM (0HooB)

389 And the sponsors can go fuck. I refuse to call it the Taxslayer.com Bowl. It's the fucking Gator Bowl. Period.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (GEICT)



Taxslayer Bowl? Serious? They changed it again? Used to be the Alltel Bowl...but since there is no more Alltel...and yeah, I've always called it the Gator Bowl too.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:35 PM (6fyGz)

390 >>the house, I'll join you in the festivities.

With this brand new, unopened 1.75 ml Jim Beam.
------

He went big and stayed home

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:36 PM (K4xGQ)

391 381 I have no idea. They were supposed to be out the day of the closing. We were staying in a hotel (with two sick cats). The morning of the closing, we were to do the walk-through, and the arrogant old assholes were "put out" that we were on time at 9:00 a.m. Every room of the house was full of furniture and carpets.

Utterly horrid. I will say that doing a walk-through on the morning of the closing is much later than any I've ever experienced. They are obligated to be out out out by then.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:36 PM (qyomX)

392
Cheers!







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Cheers, back atcha, Darlin'!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:36 PM (FsuaD)

393 Because I'm a huge Mila Kunis fan, I couldn't help but notice Jim Beam's new commercial for their "devil's cut" whiskey.

Supposedly they actually *wring this bourbon from the wood of the barrel.* How the f*@# does that work??

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:36 PM (/7rmH)

394 BTW, I have a shot glass sitting under the USB port. Whomever pours me a shot of takillya will earn my undying gratitude.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:35 PM (0HooB)



*pours Patron Silver*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:36 PM (6fyGz)

395 and the sauce is made
nck gets to do the spaghetti

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:37 PM (/2Qtx)

396 What am I, pants-less swiis cheese?

You can't fool me. I can see you in the daytime.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:35 PM (0HooB)


But the ONT is home. Pantsless, pantsless home.

Posted by: The Pants-less Hat at January 09, 2015 11:37 PM (0Ew3K)

397 and the sauce is made

nck gets to do the spaghetti



Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:37 PM (/2Qtx)



I cheat. Sauce from the jar, meatballs from a bag.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:38 PM (6fyGz)

398 *pours Espolon onto ipad for Backwards Boy*

Sorry, no USB.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 09, 2015 11:38 PM (e+1S5)

399
Rod Taylor died today at 84. The Time Machine, The Birds, Dark of the Sun etc.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:38 PM (krgKs)

400 393 Because I'm a huge Mila Kunis fan, I couldn't help but notice Jim Beam's new commercial for their "devil's cut" whiskey.

Supposedly they actually *wring this bourbon from the wood of the barrel.* How the f*@# does that work??


Possibility 1: It's just normal Bourbon, plus marketing
Possibility 2: They have invented some sort of hydraulic press that can squeeze bourbon out of a supposedly empty barrel

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:38 PM (qyomX)

401 Great bit on the mafia on The Simpsons from years ago.

"Great work, Spike. Next we need you to off your mother."

"My mother?!? But she-a makes-a the best pasta sauce!!"

"It comes from a can."

"She's a corpse!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:39 PM (/7rmH)

402 All the Horde Daywalkers are here tonight. 

Where are all the nightcrawlers?
------------------
That just reminded me -
I saw that irongrampa posted earlier. Good to see him back. If only for a moment

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:39 PM (SUBXi)

403 NDSU vs. Illinois State for the NCAA FCS championship at 1 p.m. eastern Saturday. Heaven knows the field should be in better condition than last year.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:39 PM (gBeQg)

404 Yay 2015! Old wall oven has finally burned out (last night). Need to totally redo son's old bathroom upstairs and his bedroom (for guests). Driveway has suddenly developed a buckle (yay trees!). 2015 is going to be an awesome(ly) expensive year so far.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:39 PM (FsuaD)

405 If the sellers haven't moved out when you do the walk-through before settlement, insist that the closing attorney withhold some of the sellers' proceeds and hold them in escrow in case of damage while moving, etc. According to the standard contract in my area, there is no requirement that the sellers leave the house spotless, but it does have to be "broom-swept".

Posted by: biancaneve at January 09, 2015 11:40 PM (6Turu)

406 Splunge: right. Bourbon with liquid smoke added. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:40 PM (/7rmH)

407 2015. My kids have three years to get everything together. In three years the house goes up for sale and I move to Tennessee.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:40 PM (6fyGz)

408 GGE, bless your little ol' pea-pickin' heart.

I just lost my regular gig at a certain club that caters to the touristas that I've had for the past two years.

It wasn't much, but it was there every week and me and B'Gal depended on the money.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:41 PM (0HooB)

409 406 Splunge: right. Bourbon with liquid smoke added. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:40 PM (/7rmH)


Now that's just cynical. Say, do you have some sort of newsletter?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:41 PM (qyomX)

410 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:32 PM (FsuaD)

When my younger brother and his wife bought their starter home it was a house sold to them by a woman who was a 2 pack a day smoker for decades and apparently never opened the windows. They had actually thought the living room walls were painted yellow - but that was 25 years of tar and nicotine. My brother, who was a smoker himself at the time said cleaning the walls was one of the most disgusting things ever.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:41 PM (+XMAD)

411 Taxslayer Bowl? Serious? They changed it again? Used to be the Alltel Bowl...but since there is no more Alltel...and yeah, I've always called it the Gator Bowl too.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:35 PM (6fyGz)



ohhhhhh.....I misunderstood. I thought you meant the college bowl game that is played there.

Ok, yeah, it was the Gator Bowl. Then when the Jags moved in and they built the new stadium, it became Alltel Stadium. Now it's Everbank Field.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:41 PM (GEICT)

412 Splunge: thanks. No newsletter, but I can teach ya how to make extra-mild salsa out of nuthin' but water and some red food coloring. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:42 PM (/7rmH)

413 Supposedly they actually *wring this bourbon from the wood of the barrel.* How the f*@# does that work??

Industrial vise?

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2015 11:42 PM (S7yME)

414 Off to bed, Horde. *smooch*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2015 11:43 PM (FsuaD)

415 Rod Taylor died today at 84. The Time Machine, The Birds, Dark of the Sun etc.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:38 PM (krgKs)


Sorry to hear that. Of all the actors I have seen, he's the one that reminds me the most of myself. So it seems I have only 25 years left...

Posted by: CQD at January 09, 2015 11:43 PM (G8YYJ)

416 397 I cant do that anymore
too much time in Italy spoiled me

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:43 PM (/2Qtx)

417  Supposedly they actually *wring this bourbon from the wood of the barrel.* How the f*@# does that work?? 
------------------
A good squeeze from Mila Kunis' thighs?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:44 PM (SUBXi)

418 shredded chi: thanks a whole freakin' lot. Now I gotta go to my bunk... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:44 PM (/7rmH)

419 Good night, Jane!



BBoy, I hope you can find another regular gig soon.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:44 PM (gBeQg)

420 Goodnight horde. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:45 PM (+XMAD)

421 It wasn't much, but it was there every week and me and B'Gal depended on the money.



Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:41 PM (0HooB)



I have a feeling that something will come up. Keep the faith.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:45 PM (6fyGz)

422 363 The favorites are New England and Seattle. Green Bay, Dallas, and to a lesser extent Denver are the other likely teams.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 11:45 PM (S9rS1)

423 Hey, Arbalest, saw you near the tool crib first day of class. I'm taking the 51 lab this quarter. You nearing a degree?

Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2015 11:45 PM (FcR7P)

424 RIP Rod Taylor. Loved those movies, 'cur. Classics of their own kind.

toby, you still here? You said you made Mexican cornbread tonight. Found a very simple and tasty recipe for cheesy chorizo bread (regular flour, though I subbed in a bit of corn meal the first time w/ good results) if you're interested. Great by itself or with any hearty soup/stew, esp. of course chile.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2015 11:45 PM (afQnV)

425 Good night, Donna!

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:46 PM (gBeQg)

426 363 The favorites are New England and Seattle. Green Bay, Dallas, and to a lesser extent Denver are the other likely teams.

Oh, and Baltimore and Carolina are still alive, but don't have much of a shot.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 11:46 PM (S9rS1)

427 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:41 PM (0HooB)

I hope you find something soon!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 09, 2015 11:46 PM (+XMAD)

428 Possibility 1: It's just normal Bourbon, plus marketing
Possibility 2: They have invented some sort of hydraulic press that can squeeze bourbon out of a supposedly empty barrel
Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:38 PM (qyomX)



Devil's Cut is the bourbon that soaks into the barrel. The wood is injected with water right after the barrels have been drained of the "normal" bourbon. It's not really known how exactly they extract the bourbon. It's a "proprietary process".

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:47 PM (GEICT)

429 I have a feeling that something will come up. Keep the faith.

I sure hope so. Thanks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:47 PM (0HooB)

430 too much time in Italy spoiled me

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 09, 2015 11:43 PM (/2Qtx)



Italy was fun. Put the newbie in the front seat for the Naples Taxi Ride, but don't hire a hooker from the castle.


They've cleaned Naples up since the good old days, last time I was there in 03 nearly all the old places were closed (No. One Piano Bar, they filled the trough in on my last cruise on Forrestal in 90 and had closed it when I got there on Washington in 03) and there aren't any more HeyJoes on the main drag. End of an era.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:47 PM (6fyGz)

431 Night Jane and Donna!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:48 PM (GEICT)

432 428 Devil's Cut is the bourbon that soaks into the barrel. The wood is injected with water right after the barrels have been drained of the "normal" bourbon. It's not really known how exactly they extract the bourbon. It's a "proprietary process".

Hydraulic barrel press: not ruled out.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:48 PM (qyomX)

433 It seems to be all football tonight, and I don't really get off on Mila Kunis that much, so rather than regale you all with all my latest automotive embarrassments I'll just abstain for the evening.

Posted by: JEM at January 09, 2015 11:48 PM (o+SC1)

434 Devil's Cut. Likely live steam under pressure on one side of a barrel stave, with a vacuum on the other. Would sweat it right out.

Shouldn't take a lot of volume of steam. Just keep the heat and pressure high enough, and it'll drive right through the wood to the vacuum side, taking everything in there with it. Shouldn't dilute it much at all, and there's no way they'd sell it at barrel concentration, anyway.

And if it is truly concentrated, then one single barrel's extract would be enough to flavor several other "straight" barrels of Beam. Cheap to do, and fun to sell for the premium.

Don't know if that's how they do it, but it wouldn't surprise me.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (RzZOc)

435 Navycopjoe,
You can make your own sauce & meatballs in less than an hour.
Sauté garlic in olive oil, watch closely that it turns translucent only. Then throw Tomato purée or canned chopped plum tomatoes or both, a bit of sugar, balsamic vinegar & basil. I hate unions & won't eat them. I love basil but others like oregano or parsley.

Let it simmer while you make meatballs.
Marcella Hazan wrote three best cookbooks IMHO & I pull them out of bookshelf if I want to cook something Italian.

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (sj3Ax)

436 It seems to be all football tonight, and I don't
really get off on Mila Kunis that much, so rather than regale you all
with all my latest automotive embarrassments I'll just abstain for the
evening.

Posted by: JEM at January 09, 2015 11:48 PM (o+SC1)


Oh dear. We're also talking bourbon.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (gBeQg)

437 Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?

Majority opinion among those I have consulted: it sucks, never go there.
Minority opinion: pure magic. Go before you die.

Opinions?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (qyomX)

438
423 t-bird

I've taken all of the available courses in that area, and am nearing the same situation in the other area, so if I get copies of my bachelors degree to the administration, I'll get 4. I'm considering taking Art 10 for #5, but the times are bad and the classes are full.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 09, 2015 11:50 PM (FlRtG)

439 Shift change is coming. Night crew coming in? I guess I'll be here until the Guinness runs out.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:50 PM (0HooB)

440 JEM, it is funny that Mila did all these liquor ads... then immediately got pregnant and couldn't drink.

Go if you must, or share with us who turns you on. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:50 PM (/7rmH)

441 379
All the Horde Daywalkers are here tonight.



Where are all the nightcrawlers?



Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (0HooB)



What am I, pants-less swiis cheese?

Posted by: The Pants-less Hat at January 09, 2015 11:31 PM (0Ew3K)

Posted by: cthulhu, the potted plant at January 09, 2015 11:51 PM (T1005)

442
Supposedly they actually *wring this bourbon from the wood of the barrel.* How the f*@# does that work??
------------------
A good squeeze from Mila Kunis' thighs?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:44 PM (SUBXi)










Somehow I don't think Mila Kunis has a problem extracting stuff out of wood......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:52 PM (krgKs)

443 This Blue Moon First Peach Ale is pretty good.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:52 PM (6fyGz)

444 439
Shift change is coming. Night crew coming in? I guess I'll be here until the Guinness runs out.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:50 PM (0HooB)


Speaking of Guinness, Canada's House of Commons Sergeant at Arms (aka. the guy who killed the Parliament Hill shooter) is going to be Canada's ambassador to Ireland starting on the 19th. He has Irish blood on both sides of the family.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:52 PM (gBeQg)

445 Oh dear. We're also talking bourbon.

I had a couple of shots of Tullamore Dew last night. The buddy who poured it called it "Tears of the angel."

It was good neat. He said it wasn't very expensive, so I may have to find a bottle soon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:53 PM (0HooB)

446 Come to think of it, it would be perversely amusing to see the NFL dealing with a Baltimore Super Bowl appearance, after all the sleaziness involved in the Ray Rice affair.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 11:53 PM (S9rS1)

447 442 Somehow I don't think Mila Kunis has a problem extracting stuff out of wood......

Most wood, I suppose. She's the hot girl of the moment, I guess. Doesn't do anything for me. Am I all alone?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:53 PM (qyomX)

448 "Opinions?"

Venice is a place like no other.
It is crowded. And you will walk a lot. If you have trouble walking, it is not so great. And it is not cheap.
A lot of history is there.
Visit it before it vanishes beneath the waves.

Posted by: navybrat at January 09, 2015 11:54 PM (JgC5a)

449 Opinions?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (qyomX)



Go and make your own opinion, but don't limit yourself to just Venice. Go to Rome for a couple of days, go to Pisa at least once, go to Naples and tour Pompeii, make a good trip out of it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:54 PM (6fyGz)

450 Come to think of it, it would be perversely amusing
to see the NFL dealing with a Baltimore Super Bowl appearance, after all
the sleaziness involved in the Ray Rice affair.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 11:53 PM (S9rS1)


They'll deal with it fine. After all, Ray Lewis.

Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (gBeQg)

451 Has anyone ever watched "Life Itself" - the Roger Ebert biopic? Great reviews on IMDB , (which I respect about as much as your avg YouTube commenter).
It's starting now...
And its either that or Mega Piranha on SyFy.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (SUBXi)

452 ITC: LOL. She has no problem with mine. ;-)

Splunge, no you're not all alone. And there are even pics (and films) of Mila's that do *nothing* for me, and others that... well...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (/7rmH)

453 437 Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?

Majority opinion among those I have consulted: it sucks, never go there.
Minority opinion: pure magic. Go before you die.

Opinions?

If you have a gf or wife and no children, go and have a romantic holiday. If you have kids, go to Busch Gardens instead.

Posted by: TheGhostOfSimonaHalep'sDDs at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (S9rS1)

454 My bio bought me a bottle of Blanton's for Christmas. It tastes like bourbon

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (dULJN)

455 It's not really known how exactly they extract the bourbon. It's a "proprietary process".
It certainly is!

Posted by: steve kroft at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (L6/+u)

456 Most wood, I suppose. She's the hot girl of the moment, I guess. Doesn't do anything for me. Am I all alone?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:53 PM (qyomX)


Pshaw, a stiff wind at the moment...


Y'know what, I think I'm just gonna have another drink.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (6fyGz)

457 Dangerous information: for years I disdained "blended Scotch." Then I tasted Johnnie Walker Blue, blind, in a crowd of a dozen Stars Of Whisky. It was my No. 1. It rocks. Each time I scrape together $130, I will want to spend it on this.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (qyomX)

458 And its either that or Mega Piranha on SyFy.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (SUBXi)



That's a choice?

You go with Mega Piranha. Duh.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (GEICT)

459
Has anyone ever watched "Life Itself" - the Roger Ebert biopic?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (SUBXi)







No, but I hear that it's jaw-droppingly good.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (krgKs)

460 Bil dammnit

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (dULJN)

461 Good night, Horde.
I'm not sure if I should pray for more dead terrorists? We are all God's children, but do Mohammedans count?
I got away w/o that word bring capitalized a few times but it's back

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (sj3Ax)

462 450: That's true, the NFL only cares about cash. Money talks ethics walk.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 09, 2015 11:57 PM (ucDmr)

463 It's starting now...

And its either that or Mega Piranha on SyFy.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 09, 2015 11:55 PM (SUBXi)



Mega Piranha. At least you know what you're getting.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:57 PM (6fyGz)

464
407 2015. My kids have three years to get everything together. In three years the house goes up for sale and I move to Tennessee.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015

I have a cousin who moved there 2 years ago. He loves it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:57 PM (K4xGQ)

465 Dangerous information: for years I disdained
"blended Scotch." Then I tasted Johnnie Walker Blue, blind, in a crowd
of a dozen Stars Of Whisky. It was my No. 1. It rocks. Each time I
scrape together $130, I will want to spend it on this.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (qyomX)


Now Johnnie Walker Brown, that's something else ...

Posted by: Steve Kroft at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (oKE6c)

466 Nite Carol

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (K4xGQ)

467 Ebert was overall a great movie critic.

When he started getting political, both in general and about which movies he liked, late in his career, however...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (/7rmH)

468 437
Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?



Majority opinion among those I have consulted: it sucks, never go there.

Minority opinion: pure magic. Go before you die.



Opinions?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (qyomX)


Venice is a peculiar place. I went there when I was 15 and have little urge to go back.

OTOH, Florence is good for multiple trips.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (T1005)

469 Dangerous information: for years I disdained
"blended Scotch." Then I tasted Johnnie Walker Blue, blind, in a crowd
of a dozen Stars Of Whisky. It was my No. 1. It rocks. Each time I
scrape together $130, I will want to spend it on this.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (qyomX)



O.O


$130???

For that it should wash and wax my car, clean my house and bring me eternal carnal bliss.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (6fyGz)

470 469 $130???
For that it should wash and wax my car, clean my house and bring me eternal carnal bliss.


I think it did that, but I might be remembering wrong.

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:59 PM (qyomX)

471 hello horde. heartbroken this was a terrible day. they will sacrifice us all

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (zOTsN)

472 Speaking of Guinness, Canada's House of Commons Sergeant at Arms (aka. the guy who killed the Parliament Hill shooter) is going to be Canada's ambassador to Ireland starting on the 19th. He has Irish blood on both sides of the family.

Heh, that 'splains a lot. With our Viking heritage, we don't tolerate much bullshit.

Good for him. I wonder if a firearms maker will issue a commemorative replica.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (0HooB)

473 444
439

Shift change is coming. Night crew coming in? I guess I'll be here until the Guinness runs out.



Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:50 PM (0HooB)


Speaking
of Guinness, Canada's House of Commons Sergeant at Arms (aka. the guy
who killed the Parliament Hill shooter) is going to be Canada's
ambassador to Ireland starting on the 19th. He has Irish blood on both
sides of the family.


Posted by: Vendette at January 09, 2015 11:52 PM (gBeQg)


They're probably in a hurry to get him out of the country lest he become PM.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (T1005)

474 Re movie critics, also: the more I read about Pauline Kael, the more I dislike her.

From what I've read, I'm glad she pre-dated the internet era. She seems to have been absolutely Stalinist about her opinions, even trying to derail the careers of filmmakers she disliked.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (/7rmH)

475 447 442 Somehow I don't think Mila Kunis has a problem extracting stuff out of wood......

Most wood, I suppose. She's the hot girl of the moment, I guess. Doesn't do anything for me. Am I all alone?
Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:53 PM

I don't know who she is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (K4xGQ)

476 When he started getting political, both in general and about which movies he liked, late in his career, however...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (/7rmH)


He had good taste in automobiles, I will give him that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (4k1aC)

477 $130???

For that it should wash and wax my car, clean my house and bring me eternal carnal bliss.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (6fyGz)



Blue ain't $130. Closer to double that. Typical price is $200+. Occasionally you can find a deal that gets it under $200.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (GEICT)

478 468 OTOH, Florence is good for multiple trips.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (T1005)


That, I knew. Only been once, but I stayed there 5 days and fell in love. I'm not really into art museums, but the Uffizi dazzled. Plus, sitting on the curb eating a salumi sandwich and sipping Brunello...

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:01 AM (qyomX)

479 Well pipples, according to Ace Standard Time the witching hour approacheth on the East Coast (according to EST + 05Z it has come and gone), so I must be off. Things to do, people to annoy, you know how it is.


Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 10, 2015 12:02 AM (6fyGz)

480 No, but I hear that it's jaw-droppingly good.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at
------------------

I don't often spit bourbon from my nostrils.
But when I do, it's because of jokes like that at this place.
Drink responsibily.

That was fooking funny, ITC.


The horde (whored?) has spoken - Mega Piranha it is. And a fresh drink.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (SUBXi)

481 437 Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?

Majority opinion among those I have consulted: it sucks, never go there.
Minority opinion: pure magic. Go before you die.

Opinions?
Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (qyomX)

meh

It's full of Italians and smelly canals.
Lots of old buildings that kinda get old after a while.

All the gondola drivers point to random houses and tell you Marco Polo lived there.


Posted by: eman at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (MQEz6)

482 Nite GGE

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (K4xGQ)

483 Canada's ambassador to Ireland starting on the 19th. He has Irish blood on both sides of the family.
Posted by: Vendette
-------------------
I'm thinking that he will be treated..., respectfully.

Posted by: Hillary! at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (F2IAQ)

484 They're probably in a hurry to get him out of the country lest he become PM.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (T1005)



Everyone in Parliament was happy for him. There has to be an election this year and I'm convinced that if the government changes whoever is prime minister will tell him to carry on.

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (gBeQg)

485 I don't know who she is

Trust the wisdom of the Horde: you'd probably hit it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:04 AM (0HooB)

486 Vendette, that's incredibly cool about the Parliament's Sgt-at-Arms becoming ambo to Ireland. I imagine Canada has some version of our State Dept.'s bureau of Diplomatic Security - and I also imagine it would be staffed similarly to DS - military and security veterans, young bucks in good shape with plenty of 511 shirts and pants in the closet who trade those for business attire on embassy duty.

Just amusing to think of that particular ambassador getting his security training/briefing before going to his post ..... his "instructors" would probably be amused and humbled, too. (though overseas, even Ireland, is a different gig/threat environment, so of course they'll all be business-like about it)

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 12:04 AM (afQnV)

487 477 Blue ain't $130. Closer to double that. Typical price is $200+. Occasionally you can find a deal that gets it under $200.

You, sir, need to know about www.wine-searcher.com. I admit that the best currently-listed price is $132.99, but I definitely found it for a few bucks less a while back.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:04 AM (qyomX)

488 Blue ain't $130. Closer to double that. Typical price is $200+. Occasionally you can find a deal that gets it under $200.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (GEICT)



Too fucking much for something you're just going to piss out later.


And speaking of later...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 10, 2015 12:05 AM (6fyGz)

489 'Night GGE and Carol.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:05 AM (0HooB)

490 438 Arbalest

Cool. The process of getting your Bachelor's approved was quite painless. Just an unofficial transcript and an appointment over in the admin building (above the bookstore). They didn't bat an eye.

Also out of courses in the old area, two degrees, but absolutely no desire to take Art. Shame there's no "Business Of" course.

The new area- man, what characters for teachers.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 12:06 AM (FcR7P)

491 All the gondola drivers point to random houses and tell you Marco Polo lived there.


Posted by: eman at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (MQEz6)

******
Cool. I'm sure that means a lot to a generation that thinks Marco Polo was invented as a game to play in the pool.

Not a shot at you, one at the current generation that may fall for that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at January 10, 2015 12:06 AM (5kNXS)

492 Come for the wisdom stay for the sexual innuendo and knowledge

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2015 12:06 AM (K4xGQ)

493 'night all.

Pray for me. I took one tiny swig and my body rejected booze.

I'm calling Father Damian.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 10, 2015 12:07 AM (KH1sk)

494
When he started getting political, both in general and about which movies he liked, late in his career, however...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (/7rmH)







He was always aggressively political in his print reviews, going back to the 80s or earlier. He was smart enough to tone it down on TV, at least until Siskel passed away. I suspect that Siskel kept telling him to knock it off.

Knew his shit when it came to movies though. Wrote some excellent essays on film in general, and did a hilarious one on movie tropes that became a classic.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2015 12:07 AM (krgKs)

495 Vendette, that's incredibly cool about the
Parliament's Sgt-at-Arms becoming ambo to Ireland. I imagine Canada has
some version of our State Dept.'s bureau of Diplomatic Security - and I
also imagine it would be staffed similarly to DS - military and security
veterans, young bucks in good shape with plenty of 511 shirts and pants
in the closet who trade those for business attire on embassy duty.



Just amusing to think of that particular ambassador getting his
security training/briefing before going to his post ..... his
"instructors" would probably be amused and humbled, too. (though
overseas, even Ireland, is a different gig/threat environment, so of
course they'll all be business-like about it)

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 12:04 AM (afQnV)


You are right. And he has had experience in the diplomatic security realm with the RCMP.
Could you shoot me an email at linseyziq at hotmail?

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 12:08 AM (gBeQg)

496 Pray for me. I took one tiny swig and my body rejected booze.



I'm calling Father Damian.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 10, 2015 12:07 AM (KH1sk)



As an ordained minister...


OK, I'm really going now. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 10, 2015 12:08 AM (6fyGz)

497 Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?

The Venice canals in Vegas don't smell and you can grab a drink in Paris before you start.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 12:09 AM (FcR7P)

498 I don't know who she is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
------------------
That's just cray cray.

Trust me - you'll recognize her the minute you see a pic. And if you don't then you probably live under a rock in Wisconsin or someplace...

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:09 AM (SUBXi)

499 Father GGE

Ok ,ok I know you are a universalist but.....lol.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2015 12:09 AM (K4xGQ)

500 492..... Innuendo..... isn't that Venetian for "uppa you assa!"?

Asking for a friend.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2015 12:10 AM (RzZOc)

501 You, sir, need to know about www.wine-searcher.com. I admit that the best currently-listed price is $132.99, but I definitely found it for a few bucks less a while back.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:04 AM (qyomX)



The average price there is still $200+. How they're selling it for under $150 is a mystery. They're selling it at a loss.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:10 AM (GEICT)

502 Come for the wisdom stay for the sexual innuendo and knowledge

That's not innuendo.

And I learned about secks on the street. There was an optometrist on that corner, hence I dig chicks with glasses. Go figure.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:11 AM (0HooB)

503
Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:03 AM (SUBXi)







C'mon, that's a standard Horde joke. Brutally hilarious, and never gets old. Almost as good as "A and B, but mostly B".

Can't remember where I stole it, but I did so without shame or remorse.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2015 12:11 AM (krgKs)

504 They're probably in a hurry to get him out of the country lest he become PM.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:00 AM (T1005)


I'm happy with the guy we have. But, you know, maybe this is a way to groom him for political office. Get him 2 years as ambassador to Ireland, he does a fine job, bring him home and run him as a Conservative candidate for Parliament in his home province.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 10, 2015 12:12 AM (4k1aC)

505 >>>They'll deal with it fine. After all, Ray Lewis.

Le sigh.

I was there, in Baltimore, during that whole thing. The DA dropped the charges against Lewis. No plea deal, just dropped the charges. Because the evidence didn't work against Lewis.

Yes, he was a thug in his younger days. Yes, he still hung out with thugs at the time. Yes, 2 guys died in a bar fight. No, Ray Lewis did not kill anyone.

Is he a role model? No. Is he a murderer? Also no.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:13 AM (e+1S5)

506 478
468 OTOH, Florence is good for multiple trips.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (T1005)



That, I knew. Only been once, but I stayed there 5 days and fell in
love. I'm not really into art museums, but the Uffizi dazzled. Plus,
sitting on the curb eating a salumi sandwich and sipping Brunello...

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:01 AM (qyomX)


You didn't like the Pitti Palace ("we have so much great art that we pave the walls with it up to our 20' ceilings")? Or the Bargello ("we have more great art in our jail than you have in your three largest cities")? Although the Uffizi is the cream of the crop -- its name in Italian means "Offices"....slightly different from today's cube farms.

And the food -- the fiancee and I have fun with the concept of composing our own myths. One of mine is that the only cuisine native to earth is gruel and Kaboom! cereal. All of the other styles of cooking were extraterrestrial, brought to earth by meteorites. The richest of these fell in Tuscany, spreading waves of deliciousness across the continent of Europe....though, sadly, mostly thwarted by the English Channel.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:13 AM (T1005)

507 501 The average price there is still $200+. How they're selling it for under $150 is a mystery. They're selling it at a loss.

Are we looking at the same site? The highest price I see is $179.99. Maybe it's location-sensitive. Anyway, I've ordered a single bottle from Ludwigs, which currently has it for $140, and they shipped it to me with no fuss. If they're losing money that way, they didn't try to make it up on my order, so I don't see any reason to be concerned about it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:14 AM (qyomX)

508 Where are all the nightcrawlers?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 09, 2015 11:30 PM (0HooB)


Here, just getting warmed up.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 12:15 AM (FMbng)

509 Yes, he was a thug in his younger days. Yes, he still hung out with thugs at the time. Yes, 2 guys died in a bar fight. No, Ray Lewis did not kill anyone.

Is he a role model? No. Is he a murderer? Also no.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:13 AM (e+1S5)



Yeah, he was just in a limo which had blood all over it while wearing clothes covered in blood.

Totes had nothing to do with anything.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:15 AM (GEICT)

510 497 Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?

----------

Yes. But go early in the year and get a cup of espresso in Saint Marks Square on a foggy morning. It's a planetary peak experience and screw the rest of the Venice tourist scene,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2015 12:15 AM (4IFRz)

511 2015. My kids have three years to get everything together. In three years the house goes up for sale and I move to Tennessee.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 09, 2015



I have a cousin who moved there 2 years ago. He loves it.




I'm trying like hell to get back there. Just need to find a job that pays well enough.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 10, 2015 12:15 AM (nL0sw)

512 505: Fuck Ray Lewis. Pineapple, barbed wire, gasoline, and matches.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:16 AM (ucDmr)

513 498
I don't know who she is



Posted by:Misanthropic Humanitarian

------------------

That's just cray cray.



Trust me - you'll recognize her the minute you see a pic. And if you
don't then you probably live under a rock in Wisconsin or someplace...

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:09 AM (SUBXi)


Silicon Valley?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:16 AM (T1005)

514 Are we looking at the same site? The highest price I see is $179.99. Maybe it's location-sensitive. Anyway, I've ordered a single bottle from Ludwigs, which currently has it for $140, and they shipped it to me with no fuss. If they're losing money that way, they didn't try to make it up on my order, so I don't see any reason to be concerned about it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:14 AM (qyomX)


Left hand column. Right next to the bolded words that say "average price".

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:16 AM (GEICT)

515 Good night, Horde.
I'm not sure if I should pray for more dead terrorists? We are all God's children, but do Mohammedans count?

Posted by: Carol at January 09, 2015 11:56 PM (sj3Ax)


No..no they don't. Pray for their genocide and do the world a favor.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 12:17 AM (FMbng)

516 Is he a role model? No. Is he a murderer? Also no.


I like to think of him as an activist.

Posted by: Christian Amadouche at January 10, 2015 12:17 AM (Dwehj)

517 go to venice in the spring. not tohot. doesnt smell. its too foggy in the fall. its beautiful, great food, shopping, museums, art. bring flat shoes. really shouldnt be missed

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (zOTsN)

518 Pauline Kael was a hack. Word salad and film school 101 cliches dressed up as critiques. She didn't understand jack about movies. She was the Uwe Boll of film critics.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (tBSrv)

519 Fuck Ray Lewis. Pineapple, barbed wire, gasoline, and matches.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:16 AM (ucDmr)


You forgot the 2 pound sledge to pound it home.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (FMbng)

520 514 Left hand column. Right next to the bolded words that say "average price".

It does say that! $205 average price! And then they only list people selling it for $179.99 or under. Can't explain it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (qyomX)

521 My personal advice on Venice, is to avoid it altogether.

San Diego is only a hundred miles to the South, after all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (RzZOc)

522 Vendette - yes, ma'am, will send you email.

shredded, MH - actually, you might be amazed at who I don't know in pop culture. In fact, *I* am amazed. Used to be low-end "normal" on that stuff - not a music guy, familiar with the biggest movie types, actually moved off TV starting in the 90s.

Now? In some comment threads or posts, allusions to pop culture figures or memes will elude me more than half the time. So yes, figuratively I *do* live under a rock (I joke all the time that I live in a cave). Part of it is amost no TV and almost no movies (longish story on both).

Then again, just a few hours back, we had a thread where I have extensive and personal direct knowledge of the people under discussion (Amanpour and her husband). I go out to the garage to set up the press to reload 9mm tomorrow morning, and on the radio network newsbreak I hear a former high intel official commenting on the French festivities (a few years back the putz forgot to reserve a table at the executive dining room at CIA when we had lunch, so we had to slum it downstairs with the galley slaves).

So I couldn't pick 90% of today's hottest pop figures out of a line-up, but some times it's amazing how many people in the "news" I know or knew personally.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (afQnV)

523 Fuck ESPN for employing that fucking cancer of society. He is fucking evil.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (ucDmr)

524 Silicon Valley?

She has nice assets, overall she's a cutie.

Not much in the way of acting ability, but who cares? She actually wasn't bad in Book of Eli.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (0HooB)

525 468 437
Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?



Majority opinion among those I have consulted: it sucks, never go there.

Minority opinion: pure magic. Go before you die.



Opinions?

Posted by: Splunge at January 09, 2015 11:49 PM (qyomX)


Venice is a peculiar place. I went there when I was 15 and have little urge to go back.

OTOH, Florence is good for multiple trips.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 09, 2015 11:58 PM (T1005)

If you can't swing it, try Treiste.

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (TETYm)

526
She was the Uwe Boll of film critics.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (tBSrv)








She was the Criss Angel of film critics.

/AoS Style Manual

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (krgKs)

527 521 My personal advice on Venice, is to avoid it altogether.
San Diego is only a hundred miles to the South, after all.


Agree completely. Turns out if you molest the boys walking along the boardwalk, once you separate them from their parents, all these weightlifter types show up and punch you in the eye, and break your ribs. Assholes.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 10, 2015 12:21 AM (qyomX)

528 It does say that! $205 average price! And then they only list people selling it for $179.99 or under. Can't explain it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (qyomX)


Marketing 101: quote a fictitious or way out on the bell curve "list price" or "average price", and your offerings look too good to be true when posted adjacent.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 10, 2015 12:21 AM (4k1aC)

529 Pic of Mila Kunis:

http://tinyurl.com/mfa86va

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:21 AM (/7rmH)

530 The Amalfi coast doesn't suck.

Posted by: navybrat at January 10, 2015 12:21 AM (JgC5a)

531 >>>Totes had nothing to do with anything.

Yeah, he was at a bar fight when his buddies killed 2 guys. And probably tried to conceal his involvement. But do you really think a DA would just drop the charges if they had even a chance of hanging his scalp on their wall?

Full disclosure, I was involved in a bar fight in which someone died. I didn't do it, and in fact the dead guy started the whole thing, but sometimes shit does just go sideways with unpredictable results.

Ray seems to have figured out that he could either be a superstar football player OR keep hanging out with his buddies from the hood. He chose....wisely.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:22 AM (e+1S5)

532
490 t-bird

The new area- man, what characters for teachers.

The department is much larger, and this area seems to be more attuned to "humor".

FWIW, take a couple of the Accounting and Business Law courses if you really want to get into business. They will give you an idea about the complexities of payroll, finance and law, but you will need considerably more to really set up a business.

Alternatively, you could just do it, as I did.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 10, 2015 12:22 AM (FlRtG)

533 San Diego is only a hundred miles to the South, after all.


No, no, no. It's over on Florida's left coast.

The shark tooth capital of the world.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:22 AM (0HooB)

534 525 If you can't swing it, try Treiste.
Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (TETYm)


Huh. I only know that name from my favorite fantasy novel of all time, Tim Powers' Drawing of the Dark. But I don't figure I'll find Bacchus' tavern there, as his protagonist did. Tell me more about Trieste, if you are so inclined.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:23 AM (qyomX)

535 #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/553595870525272066

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/553596156983668736

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 12:23 AM (GrXXa)

536 Venice? Many years ago, humorist Robert Benchley was sent to Venice to do some stories. Upon arrival, he sent his editor a telegram: "Streets flooded. Please advise."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 10, 2015 12:24 AM (4k1aC)

537 Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der autobahn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:25 AM (W5DcG)

538 Yeah, he was at a bar fight when his buddies killed 2 guys. And probably tried to conceal his involvement. But do you really think a DA would just drop the charges if they had even a chance of hanging his scalp on their wall?

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:22 AM (e+1S5)



Ummm....you're kidding right? No, no way could a superstar athlete ever get any sort of preferential treatment. That couldn't possibly happen.

Did he kill a dude? Nah, I don't think so. But was he an accessory, either during or immediately after? I'm gonna have to say yes. Which means he should've been in jail.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:25 AM (GEICT)

539 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/553703900990414848

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/553704337122553857

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/553704655449251840

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/553705895616847872

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 12:25 AM (GrXXa)

540 fahrvergnügen!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:25 AM (/7rmH)

541 509 Yes, he was a thug in his younger days. Yes, he still hung out with thugs at the time. Yes, 2 guys died in a bar fight. No, Ray Lewis did not kill anyone.

Is he a role model? No. Is he a murderer? Also no.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:13 AM (e+1S5)


Yeah, he was just in a limo which had blood all over it while wearing clothes covered in blood.

Totes had nothing to do with anything.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:15 AM (GEICT)



At best, Ray Lewis helped cover up a murder. At worst, he was involved in it.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 10, 2015 12:26 AM (+Fae7)

542 The beach is a place where a man can feel
He's the only soul in the world that's real

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:27 AM (W5DcG)

543 529
Pic of Mila Kunis:



http://tinyurl.com/mfa86va

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:21 AM (/7rmH)


That is certainly cute. Is there any reason I should know who she is?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:27 AM (T1005)

544 Late to the conversation but I live in Payson. Best place ever.

Posted by: sourdough at January 10, 2015 12:27 AM (BaimD)

545 I still like Chris Carter for saying to Ray Lewis this year that the Ravens should have suspended him when that was all going down. I bet that irritated the thug.

Posted by: buzzion at January 10, 2015 12:28 AM (zt+N6)

546
Is it Kateurday already? Time flies when your fapping fun.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2015 12:28 AM (krgKs)

547 DC: Are you fuckin serious, really? That fuckin guy should still be doin time. He's a fuckin asshole. Makes Pacman Jones look like a model citizen. Give me a break.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:29 AM (ucDmr)

548 That is certainly cute. Is there any reason I should know who she is?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:27 AM (T1005)


She was on That 70's Show. Been in a fair number of movies in the last few years.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:29 AM (GEICT)

549 Jim - took the now-spouse to Venice boardwalk on a beautiful day a few years back (well, late summer of 2008, actually). We were doing some parts of LA and it was worth it as a "see it once" - also, the canal areas are nice to walk through and completely different. Will never forget - some nice chirpy attractive young black woman comes up to us, and asks if we'd like to go on camera and talk about Obama's candidacy (clearly meaning emote and celebrate like empty-headed America was largely doing). Smiled and said no thanks - "we don't like to be filmed or photographed" (just made that up).

And sure, America's Finest City is 100 miles south, but perfectly nice boardwalks and other coastal stuff is just north/south - Manhattan/Hermosa, Santa Monica, drive through Palos Verdes (check out the Nike-Hercules SAM site along the way) on your way to visit the USS Iowa in San Pedro ....

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 12:29 AM (afQnV)

550 I know it's hard to defend an unpopular policy
Every once in a while--

Plastic people!
Oh, baby, now you're such a drag



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:29 AM (W5DcG)

551 Time for dome shuteye

Fishing in the morning
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2015 12:30 AM (K4xGQ)

552 Is life worth living?_Yes, says this article from "The National Review written by a man from the Heritage Foundation

http://tinyurl.com/l6bhnh7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2015 12:30 AM (DXzRD)

553 That is certainly cute. Is there any reason I should know who she is?

Posted by: cthulhu at
------------------
Yeah, that's a sexy pic, but doesn't show her face so well.
Bingle her - she played the hot dumb chick on That 70's Show.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:30 AM (SUBXi)

554 Alternatively, you could just do it, as I did.

It's a possibility, if I leave the area. I imagine there's going to be a contraction in fracking. Wonder how much equipment will be going on sale?

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 12:30 AM (FcR7P)

555 It sure would be nice if my Magic somehow beat the Lakers. We have Walter Payton's son playing for us, getting some good minutes.

However, they're just a glorified NBA D-League team and have been for many years.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:31 AM (0HooB)

556 Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent. I like you guys, and we'll have to agree to disagree on Lewis.

If that doesn't work, I'm sorry.

Night.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:33 AM (e+1S5)

557 I can walk like an ape, Talk like an ape
I can do what a monkey can do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:33 AM (W5DcG)

558 Night.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 12:33 AM (e+1S5)


Goodnight buddy!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:33 AM (GEICT)

559 Not as this juncture..........

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:34 AM (W5DcG)

560 548
That is certainly cute. Is there any reason I should know who she is?



Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:27 AM (T1005)



She was on That 70's Show. Been in a fair number of movies in the last few years.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:29 AM (GEICT)


I was thinking of responding with "What 70's Show?"....but I know (vaguely) that there was a series by that name. I've never seen an episode, however. And the number of movies I've seen over the last 20 years that didn't involve a wizard is quite small. I get most of my pop-cultural references from here.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:34 AM (T1005)

561 Night DC. We will always disagree on that shit. Stay well.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:34 AM (ucDmr)

562 528 It does say that! $205 average price! And then they only list people selling it for $179.99 or under. Can't explain it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:18 AM (qyomX)


Marketing 101: quote a fictitious or way out on the bell curve "list price" or "average price", and your offerings look too good to be true when posted adjacent.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 10, 2015 12:21 AM (4k1aC)


Seems that might be a product that a retailer may be selling close to "at cost" because the turnover on that product will be slow.

The upper mid range probably has the biggest markups in liquor since those would be popular enough to sell a lot, but having a name that screams "top shelf".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 10, 2015 12:36 AM (+Fae7)

563 I was thinking of responding with "What 70's Show?"....but I know (vaguely) that there was a series by that name. I've never seen an episode, however. And the number of movies I've seen over the last 20 years that didn't involve a wizard is quite small. I get most of my pop-cultural references from here.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:34 AM (T1005)


The Book of Eli is worth watching I think. Probably has a stronger religious messageand connection to God than Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings combined.

Posted by: buzzion at January 10, 2015 12:37 AM (zt+N6)

564 Doesn't "Agree to disagree" mean I'll punch you in the face while I'm smiling?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:37 AM (W5DcG)

565 Is life worth living? "Yes", says this article from "The National Review written by a man from the Heritage Foundation

http://tinyurl.com/l6bhnh7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2015 12:37 AM (DXzRD)

566 OK bourbonistas, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:37 AM (0HooB)

567 564: It's the Ray Lewis way.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:38 AM (ucDmr)

568 BTW, is that Kate in the commercial for some iphone game - "war of worlds" or something like that?
I think it's the only commercial I've wanted to see over and over.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:38 AM (SUBXi)

569 568: Kate Upton, you are correct.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:40 AM (ucDmr)

570 534 525 If you can't swing it, try Treiste.
Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM (TETYm)

Huh. I only know that name from my favorite fantasy novel of all time, Tim Powers' Drawing of the Dark. But I don't figure I'll find Bacchus' tavern there, as his protagonist did. Tell me more about Trieste, if you are so inclined.
Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:23 AM (qyomX)

Like buildings Venice, less water, cleaner. The rest I cannot remember as I am now married.

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2015 12:40 AM (TETYm)

571 Venetian history is pretty darned remarkable.
The early venetians started as outcasts. They made a village on the water.
Ended up as the merchant kings of the Mediterranean.

Posted by: navybrat at January 10, 2015 12:41 AM (JgC5a)

572 545 I still like Chris Carter for saying to Ray Lewis this year that the Ravens should have suspended him when that was all going down. I bet that irritated the thug.
Posted by: buzzion at January 10, 2015 12:28 AM (zt+N6)


I loved it when Boomer Esiason basically told the crew of the NFL Today to stop sucking Ray's dick on the pregame for Super Bowl 47 and in as many words called Lewis a murderer.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 10, 2015 12:42 AM (+Fae7)

573 Actually, the whole Croatian coast is getting fuzzy.

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2015 12:43 AM (TETYm)

574 572: He did that? Long live Boomer!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 10, 2015 12:43 AM (ucDmr)

575 The fiancee is watching Godfather II. She just got to where Fredo let slip that he's the traitor.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (T1005)

576 #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

Much appreciated after another week of A World Gone Mad.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (FcR7P)

577 cthulhu, the kiss of death?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (/7rmH)

578 "To have courage for whatever comes in life-everything lies in that."

St Theresa of Avila.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (DXzRD)

579 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPiO_G-DEHs
Posted by: The Trippin' Hat

That's not mood music...that's someone on crack.

Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (l1zOH)

580 I loved it when Boomer Esiason basically told the crew of the NFL Today to stop sucking Ray's dick on the pregame for Super Bowl 47 and in as many words called Lewis a murderer.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 10, 2015 12:42 AM (+Fae7)

*******

Never saw that, but love the hell out of hearing that. Good for Boomer!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (z2f1n)

581 It sure would be nice if my Magic somehow beat the
Lakers. We have Walter Payton's son playing for us, getting some good
minutes.




Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 10, 2015 12:31 AM (0HooB)


Walter Payton's son lol.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 10, 2015 12:47 AM (8zCR+)

582 568 BTW, is that Kate in the commercial for some iphone game - "war of worlds" or something like that?

I think it's the only commercial I've wanted to see over and over.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:38 AM (SUBXi)

It's Kate, and she walks and talks

Will you be her hero?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpfAGqIQCIY

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 12:47 AM (GrXXa)

583 She was the Criss Angel of film critics. /AoS Style Manual

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2015 12:19 AM

Ace is a much, much better movie reveiwer than that hack. She didn't understand movies... what makes them work, or not etc. For her it was just regurgitated shit about tracking dollies and how "it speaks to the human condition" and shit. You don't have to be particularly techincally informed to do it, it's more important to... understand film and what makes a story or sequence entertaining and effective in an objective manner. Just because some director employs deep focus and you know the in's and out's of the technique, doesn't make it better than some self taught novice's wham-bam simple flick that kick's ass because he knows how to entertain you.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 12:47 AM (tBSrv)

584 570 Like buildings Venice, less water, cleaner. The rest I cannot remember as I am now married.

Double huh. Hidden stories aside, might have to check it out. The "smelly and filthy" reputation is part of what has made me reluctant to visit Venice. And I've had good luck visiting another under-the-radar Italian town, Parma. Went there only because I had heard of the cheese and the ham, and was very glad I went.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:47 AM (qyomX)

585 Walter Payton's son lol.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 10, 2015 12:47 AM (8zCR+)

******

Confused here. Why is this funny?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at January 10, 2015 12:48 AM (eLjug)

586 573
Actually, the whole Croatian coast is getting fuzzy.

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2015 12:43 AM (TETYm)


Our "across the back fence" neighbor for over a decade was from Dubrovnik -- but came over decades ago (maybe the 50s?). He and his brothers have a house there -- they built it to CA building code. The filled a shipping container with insulation and double-pane windows and such. Their neighbors there thought they were crazy, but they're prepped for the next earthquake.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:48 AM (T1005)

587 583 Ace is a much, much better movie reveiwer than that hack.

Sure, if you can read a lot of words. But for those who cannot, the MSM abides.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:49 AM (qyomX)

588 577
cthulhu, the kiss of death?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:45 AM (/7rmH)


Right before -- in the nightclub. Though she's probably past that now.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 12:49 AM (T1005)

589 Well, Mega Piranha is stupider than it sounded. I think I'll pour another drink, pop another melatonin and flip over to The Recruit at 1AM.
Watching Pacino ham it up should help put me to sleep - I have to babysit for a couple hours tomorrow morning.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 12:50 AM (SUBXi)

590 Sure, if you can read a lot of words. But for those who cannot, the MSM abides.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:49 AM

Yeah, I do find Ace's reviews disappointing on one point... they're not long enough.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 12:51 AM (tBSrv)

591 otho, I tend to agree.

Even in her heyday, everyone regarded Kael as ridiculously subjective about her tastes. She automatically loved anything that Brian DePalma did, for instance, yet thought filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and John Milius were actually *dangerous.*

She basically started her career reviewing movies by sabotaging Bosley Crowther's career doing the exact same thing, all because Crowther didn't enjoy or "get" Bonnie & Clyde in 1967. It's fine to disagree, but she basically used her influence to get him thrown out on a rail at NYT, even though Crowther, as old as he was, was one of the very first professional film critics from the 1920s onward and practically invented the genre. Just a nasty piece of work Kael was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:51 AM (/7rmH)

592 Confused here. Why is this funny?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at January 10, 2015 12:48 AM (eLjug)


Walter Payton doesn't have any son playing in the NBA far as I know.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 10, 2015 12:52 AM (8zCR+)

593 Good grief. Chuck Johnson (the douchetastic red haired one) is firing off nonstop idiotic questions on Twitter. Like, junior high at best level questions.

And there's no way he's reading any of the responses. He's sending out the next tweet immediately.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:52 AM (GEICT)

594 590 Yeah, I do find Ace's reviews disappointing on one point... they're not long enough.
Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 12:51 AM (tBSrv)


In a later intro to Lord of the Rings, Tolkein mentioned the one criticism he'd received that he agreed with: "The book is too short."

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2015 12:53 AM (qyomX)

595 Walter Payton doesn't have any son playing in the NBA far as I know.

Would Gary Payton's son be old enough?

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 12:54 AM (FcR7P)

596 By the side of the creep she knew.......

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 12:55 AM (W5DcG)

597 The Edmonton Oilers won tonight. I don't know what to do with this.

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 12:55 AM (gBeQg)

598 BCochran, beginning to think Chuckles is mentally ill.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:58 AM (/7rmH)

599 Before Bill Cosby, "therapists" were just called "the"

Posted by: Yes means No at January 10, 2015 12:58 AM (7wyDO)

600 598 BCochran, beginning to think Chuckles is mentally ill.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:58 AM (/7rmH)


I would venture to say he's narcissistic at the least. That shit tonight was beyond annoying. It looks like he's finally knocked it off.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:59 AM (GEICT)

601 Discorporate and we will begin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 01:00 AM (W5DcG)

602 The reality for me is that the NFL is too much like Islam - what is troubling is not necessarily the number of thugs in the league, but that the other players and coaches won't stand up to get them gone.

There's always been an element of that, but sometime a decade and a half or two ago it just tripped over to unacceptable.

Posted by: JEM at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (o+SC1)

603 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (gBeQg)

604 UCLA drops Israel and adds Cuba to their study abroad program. WZ has this one.

Sigh. Go figure.

The Val-U-Rite rum and Mountain Dew isn't working. Perhaps if I doubled the dosage???

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (kbgNg)

605 29 First they came for Sweden and I did nothing;

For I did not florp tee horp nordee floopin hur.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (+4uXG)

606 Get your ass to Mars.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 01:02 AM (W5DcG)

607 JEM: well, I've read Goodell (like every NFL commish) is basically a Stalinist as far as running the league.

OTOH, I don't know that much about what life is like inside. Maybe that's what it takes to keep a bunch of coaches and adrenaline-sweating players in line. Who knows. (If someone here does, let me know.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 01:03 AM (/7rmH)

608 dreams...I used to have those once upon a time.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 10, 2015 01:03 AM (OsWis)

609 >> Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

The AU Outback in the spring.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2015 01:04 AM (kbgNg)

610 603 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (gBeQg)



Mykonos, with maybe some Ios mixed in.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:04 AM (GEICT)

611 otho, I tend to agree. Even in her heyday, everyone regarded Kael as ridiculously subjective about her tastes. She automatically loved anything that Brian DePalma did, for instance, yet thought filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and John Milius were actually *dangerous.* She basically started her career reviewing movies by sabotaging Bosley Crowther's career doing the exact same thing, all because Crowther didn't enjoy or "get" Bonnie Clyde in 1967. It's fine to disagree, but she basically used her influence to get him thrown out on a rail at NYT, even though Crowther, as old as he was, was one of the very first professional film critics from the 1920s onward and practically invented the genre. Just a nasty piece of work Kael was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 12:51 AM

Didn't know that about her. Sounds like her. Yeah, "objective" is not what comes to mind with Kael. Yeah, I'll bet she didn't like Kubrick or Milius, the ignorant slut. So she was totally in love with "Bonnie and Clyde"? Eh. It was fine. It's not all that and a bag of chips, though. Take Gene Hackman as Buck out of it and it's not all that engrossing. Nicely put together flick, though. Brian DePalma's ok. He's done some really good flicks... and some over rated whatever ones.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 01:05 AM (tBSrv)

612 The Val-U-Rite rum and Mountain Dew isn't working.

I think I know what's missing...

Posted by: Steve Kroft at January 10, 2015 01:05 AM (FcR7P)

613
Wonder how much equipment will be going on sale?

I expect fracking to contract slowly at a controlled moderate rate not crash, as the price of oil seems unlikely to get below $30/bbl, so whatever gets put up for sale will still have a lot of value and will have little competition. Modern machining equipment seems to hold its value reasonably well, certainly the higher-end stuff.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 10, 2015 01:06 AM (FlRtG)

614 Pittsburgh Pirates near deal to sign Korean SS Jung-ho Kang

Many Pirates fans wanted to sign Kodos

http://tinyurl.com/lce8qrq

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:06 AM (GrXXa)

615 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

Boy on a dolphin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_on_a_Dolphin

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2015 01:07 AM (W5DcG)

616 597
The Edmonton Oilers won tonight. I don't know what to do with this.


Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 12:55 AM (gBeQg)


Is that curling?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:07 AM (T1005)

617 "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967 was considered transgressive... for how *violent* it was. And since the heroes were outlaws, it was more or less embraced by the counterculture of the time.

Today it'd get a PG rating.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 01:08 AM (/7rmH)

618 Is that curling?


Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:07 AM (T1005)


Honey, they'd probably win more with that.

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 01:08 AM (gBeQg)

619 603
Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?


Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (gBeQg)


Depends on who is paying for it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:09 AM (T1005)

620 Honey, they'd probably win more with that.

Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 01:08 AM (gBeQg)



Keep swinging Charlie, maybe you'll give em a cold.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:09 AM (GEICT)

621 hi all
how is everyone tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2015 01:11 AM (9GG/0)

622 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?


Posted by: Vendette at January 10, 2015 01:01 AM (gBeQg)


UK--England and Scotland, mostly. Three months or so of castle-hopping and literary nerdiness.
Dream destination to go back to: Yellowstone.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 10, 2015 01:11 AM (iuQS7)

623 I would venture to say he's narcissistic at the least. That shit tonight was beyond annoying. It looks like he's finally knocked it off.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:59 AM (GEICT)

The Ginger CJ strikes me as obnoxious, immature, and a loose cannon.

But he drives Fatass CJ nuts and has him obsessed with "exposing Chuck Johnson's lies". That's hilarious to watch, as it's driving up Ginger's follower counts but not Fatass's, since like his Creationism jag, what he obsesses over bores the shit out of everybody else

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:11 AM (GrXXa)

624 "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967 was considered transgressive... for how *violent* it was. And since the heroes were outlaws, it was more or less embraced by the counterculture of the time. Today it'd get a PG rating.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 01:08 PM

The "message" it more important than how it works as a movie, I guess... according to Kael. I suppose it was very much of it's time. I like it, but, it's more memorable for it's moments, than how it delivers as a whole.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 01:13 AM (tBSrv)

625 dream vacation destination?
hmm

I've always wanted to visit Australia, maybe spend some time there

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2015 01:13 AM (9GG/0)

626 623 >> The Ginger CJ strikes me as obnoxious, immature, and a loose cannon.

BREAKING: EXCLUSIVE: He's a douche. But I still check his site out from time to time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2015 01:14 AM (kbgNg)

627 Just ducked back in, because I can't quit you weirdos.

>>>Mykonos, with maybe some Ios mixed in.

I've been to Mykonos. Twice. Next time I go, I leave in a box. It's simply...perfect. Although if I got stranded on Santorini I wouldn't be calling for a rescue anytime soon.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 01:14 AM (e+1S5)

628 Just ducked back in, because I can't quit you weirdos.

>>>Mykonos, with maybe some Ios mixed in.

I've been to Mykonos. Twice. Next time I go, I leave in a box. It's simply...perfect. Although if I got stranded on Santorini I wouldn't be calling for a rescue anytime soon.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 01:15 AM (e+1S5)

629 Dream vacation?

SMOD impact site.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 10, 2015 01:15 AM (OsWis)

630 Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:11 AM (GrXXa)


He must have fallen asleep/passed out. He went from posting nonstop to nothing.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:15 AM (GEICT)

631 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

Would like to see New Zealand.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 01:17 AM (FcR7P)

632 I was watching Fox and Friends coverage this AM of Paris and they really were stellar. Their string of experts to interview was fabulous. They had Jonathon Gilliam (Navy SEAL), Lt. Gen. McInerney, fmr CIA director Gary (I can't remember his last name, is it Berntsen?), then they had Geraldo come on and I thought "there goes the show", but I was wrong. Geraldo was great, too.

O'Reilly, Kelly, and Hannity great shows tonight, too. O'Reilly has had it up to here ^ with Muslims and thinks the tide has turned. Hannity is so sick of them that as he threw to comercial break he looked exasperated and shook his head. Thank God for Fox and social media/internet.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at January 10, 2015 01:17 AM (rldyO)

633 I've been to Mykonos. Twice. Next time I go, I leave in a box. It's simply...perfect. Although if I got stranded on Santorini I wouldn't be calling for a rescue anytime soon.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 01:15 AM (e+1S5)


Back about 10 years ago, the wife and saw a show on the best vacation islands. Well, it may have been more along the lines of "best/craziest party islands". Discussion was had on how it would be fun to vacation on Mykonos/Ios and...well...enjoy ourselves.

Sadly, we were broke then. And now we're slightly less broke, but with a couple of kids.

*shrug*

Oh well.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:18 AM (GEICT)

634 As if you needed another reason to despise unions:


http://tinyurl.com/pnqdln3


Military commissaries in the Far East not getting restocked thanks to shithead left coast dock workers union.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 10, 2015 01:18 AM (nL0sw)

635
630 Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:11 AM (GrXXa) He must have fallen asleep/passed out. He went from posting nonstop to nothing.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:15 AM (GEICT)


I get annoyed when a certain person posts to his tweets as if he is a legitimate source.

Posted by: buzzion at January 10, 2015 01:19 AM (zt+N6)

636 >>>Would like to see New Zealand.

Me too. Cougar spent a few years there, says the South Island is like Disney World for athletes. Hiking, cliff jumping, surfing.

*googles "how to immigrate to New Zealand"*

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 01:19 AM (e+1S5)

637 634,

figures.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 10, 2015 01:19 AM (OsWis)

638 He must have fallen asleep/passed out. He went from posting nonstop to nothing.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:15 AM (GEICT)

Fatass Johnson will probably switch to Todd Rundgren youtube clips then. The ponytailed fat man's Ahab level obsession with his namesake must make Pam Geller, Glen Greenwald, and Jim Hoft feel neglected

For those who haven't seen a recent pic of Bike Boy, he looks like a much older and much fatter version of the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:20 AM (GrXXa)

639 *googles "how to immigrate to New Zealand"*

Have done the same, and for the same reason. That South Island seems awesome.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 01:21 AM (FcR7P)

640 Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 10, 2015 01:19 AM (OsWis)


Evidently, it's also affecting commissaries in Europe. No fresh produce, and the troops that use WIC can only use it at the commissary when stationed OCONUS.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 10, 2015 01:22 AM (nL0sw)

641 640,

But hey, "free" community college for all!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 10, 2015 01:24 AM (OsWis)

642 ok too tired to stay up tonight, catch you all later
good night

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2015 01:25 AM (9GG/0)

643 Dream vacation?
Antarctica.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 01:25 AM (tBSrv)

644 For those who haven't seen a recent pic of Bike Boy, he looks like a much older and much fatter version of the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:20 AM (GrXXa)



I no absolutely nothing about him or his site other than what folks here say. Which is nothing good.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:26 AM (GEICT)

645 Wow. It's late and I'm loopy.

*know

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:28 AM (GEICT)

646 But hey, "free" community college for all!

I remember that college was free in Germany and everyone seemed to be about... 26.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2015 01:29 AM (FcR7P)

647 Dream vacation?


Bahamas, Cancun or Rio.

Posted by: LIV at January 10, 2015 01:29 AM (8zCR+)

648 Venetian history is pretty darned remarkable.
The early venetians started as outcasts. They made a village on the water.
Ended up as the merchant kings of the Mediterranean.

Posted by: navybrat at January 10, 2015 12:41 AM (JgC5a)


Poseurs.

Posted by: Ragusa at January 10, 2015 01:29 AM (0Ew3K)

649 Wandered by -- fiancee is at last talk between Michael and Fredo.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:32 AM (T1005)

650 Always wanted to see Japan for myself.
Been fascinated ever since I saw my first postage stamp at around 9...

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 01:33 AM (SUBXi)

651 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

Posted by: Vendette


Vladivostok via the Trans-Siberian Railway.

or

Palau via sailboat from Kiribati.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2015 01:35 AM (2G0WH)

652 Gotta go all.
Once again, great chat and thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2015 01:38 AM (/7rmH)

653 Oh, wait there is a train from China to Spain now.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2015 01:38 AM (2G0WH)

654 >>>Dream vacation?
Antarctica.

My in laws just did that. They loved it, the pictures are quite amazing.

For me, it's Key West. Nothing to do but lounge in the pool Biden style and drink. You can walk or bike everywhere. Amazing food, better drinks, plus the quirky down island locals that are awesome single serving friends.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2015 01:40 AM (e+1S5)

655

immigrate to New Zealand


My problems with NZ are as follows:
1. The Socialist Government
2. Its proximity and similarity to Easter Island

Posted by: Arbalest at January 10, 2015 01:41 AM (FlRtG)

656 For those who haven't seen a recent pic of Bike Boy...
Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:20 AM (GrXXa)

I no absolutely nothing about him or his site other than what folks here say. Which is nothing good.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 01:26 AM

It's pretty amzing the number of folks here that I've tripped over who used to post there when I did.

Was that about 2004-05? When did Chuckie go nutz and there was a purge? I was gone by then.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2015 01:42 AM (o/90i)

657 I'd probably opt for Lake Tanganyika from the Zambian shore.



Lake T is the sixth largest and second deepest lake on the planet, and has its own crabs, jellyfish, eels, and sponges.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:42 AM (T1005)

658 If you're going to swim "Biden style," just stay the hell away from me.

Posted by: The Key West Chicken at January 10, 2015 01:43 AM (SUBXi)

659 Late late evening horde.

Posted by: RWC at January 10, 2015 01:46 AM (WlUIO)

660 Did Jharles finally cheeto himself to death? Pedal into the La Brea Tar Pits?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at January 10, 2015 01:46 AM (PfoKb)

661 Always wanted to see Japan for myself.
Been fascinated ever since I saw my first postage stamp at around 9...
Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 01:33 AM

Ah, I'm not surprised re: stamps. Did you collect coins also, I did both. Now I think about it I've also collected at different times...pop cans, matches, beer cans, postcards, maps.

OK I'll stop, this is sounding like I'm a hoarder!

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2015 01:47 AM (o/90i)

662 Two things:

1)I heard there are 46,000 people on the no-fly list. Shouldn't they all be dead?

2) The law providing for free 2 year college should also have a rider requiring any school that receives federal funds to not have a teachers union. Make it unseverable. We could fix education from the bottom up.

Posted by: doug at January 10, 2015 01:50 AM (IYEs/)

663 662
Two things:



1)I heard there are 46,000 people on the no-fly list. Shouldn't they all be dead?



2) The law providing for free 2 year college should also have a
rider requiring any school that receives federal funds to not have a
teachers union. Make it unseverable. We could fix education from the
bottom up.

Posted by: doug at January 10, 2015 01:50 AM (IYEs/)


The "free" community college thing is a Federal strong-arm takeover. The "free" thing is merely lipstick on the pig. Thankfully, it shouldn't have a chance in hell of passing for the next 2 years.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:52 AM (T1005)

664 Ah, I'm not surprised re: stamps. Did you collect coins also, I did both. Now I think about it I've also collected at different times...pop cans, matches, beer cans, postcards, maps. 

OK I'll stop, this is sounding like I'm a hoarder! 

Posted by: Farmer at January 10
------------------
You're not a hoarded unless you still have all the stuff.
And yes, I still have my coin collection, stamp collection, Zippo lighters, and maps. Somewhere around here is probably a box with all my old matchbooks...
Shit, I think I'm a hoarder.

I posted recently that Grampian Chi (I was named after his father) started me on the stamps & coins. He had penpals from all over, and used to send me stamps from every corner of the world.
I got to the point of spending my lawnmower money at the stamp/coin shop. Eventually, mostly Japanese stuff.
I have a lot of mint stuff from Olympics (40's, 50's?), plate blocks, a lot of beautiful art on those old Japanese stamps.

Posted by: The Key West Chicken at January 10, 2015 01:55 AM (SUBXi)

665 Oh, c'mon.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:55 AM (T1005)

666 Be that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:55 AM (T1005)

667 Now?

Posted by: SCOAMF at January 10, 2015 01:56 AM (t1dCc)

668 Damn, late, just like for all of my press conferences.

Posted by: SCOAMF at January 10, 2015 01:57 AM (t1dCc)

669 Wait.....Chi shares a grandpa with a Key West Chicken?!?!? The Guantanamo connection just got a wee bit clearer........

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:57 AM (T1005)

670 The "free" community college thing is a Federal strong-arm takeover. The "free" thing is merely lipstick on the pig. Thankfully, it shouldn't have a chance in hell of passing for the next 2 years.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:52 AM (T1005)


But we'll be seen as being against education and hating the poor and not wanting kids to get the skills for good jobs!

Posted by: John Boehner at January 10, 2015 01:58 AM (zt+N6)

671 Thankfully, it shouldn't have a chance in hell of passing for the next 2 years.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:52 AM (T1005)


Thing is, it has already passed. Time and again.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 10, 2015 01:58 AM (8zCR+)

672 / sock off

And how does auto cucumber change grampa to Grampian?
That's not even a word!

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 01:59 AM (SUBXi)

673 auto cucumber-----there's your answer right there

it's a vegetable

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2015 02:04 AM (XmOA9)

674 They took the sponge off the market.

Posted by: Kramer at January 10, 2015 02:04 AM (EMo7j)

675 669 Wait.....Chi shares a grandpa with a Key West Chicken?!?!? The Guantanamo connection just got a wee bit clearer........

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:57 AM (T1005)
------------------
Heh.
Did I ever tell you the story of my "green card?"
(I have an actual green laminated card I carry in my wallet)

Sometimes, when I tell the story of coming over on our homemade raft, I can make a tear come to my eye - "little Paco, he did not make it..."

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 02:04 AM (SUBXi)

676 Dream vacation.

Well, it would take a few months. And be, uh, somewhat "eclectic". And include the divorce stuff at the end ....

Dive Bikini (Saratoga's upright, flight deck at about 120' or so - but no penetration - uh, she's stuffed to the gills with ordnance and fuel, etc.

Dive the reefs east of Papua New Guinea on a live-aboard. Reportedly pristine and unbelievable.

Winter sports (and eating) on Hokkaido.

Nordic skiing and hockey - but not eating, well not so much - in northern Norway.

Residential cooking school in Oaxaca, or Jalisco, Mexico. Two weeks.

Skiing and wine-tasting from both sides of the Andes, Chile and Argentina.

Normandy. Not mostly for the apple brandy, but that too.

Alentejo in Portugal, and Porto (quiet, delicious).

All these are places I haven't been.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 02:07 AM (afQnV)

677 671
Thankfully, it shouldn't have a chance in hell of passing for the next 2 years.




Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 01:52 AM (T1005)

Thing is, it has already passed. Time and again.




Posted by: cm9000 at January 10, 2015 01:58 AM (8zCR+)


I would love to see a constitutional amendment that would make Federal interference with food, education, healthcare, or intrastate commerce a capital crime, and would subject those who legislate or enforce laws to triple penalties if they violate them -- with every citizen able to go to court to enforce.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:11 AM (T1005)

678 Regarding places people mentioned that I have been lucky to sample -

New Zealand, esp. South Island. Oh yes. Spectacular. Glacier hiking. Swimming with dolphins. Hot springs. Diving through fresh water into salt water (Milford). Boogie boarding class-4 whitewater rivers. Backpacking with 75-degrees in the morning, snow at lunch. North Island too - blackwater rafting.

Japan. Everywhere I've been is good. Can't go wrong. Get up in the mountains, down in the small towns on the islands in Hiroshima prefecture, and Kagoshima/southern Kyushu (and don't miss the kamikaze museum there).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 02:14 AM (afQnV)

679 You're not a hoarded unless you still have all the stuff. And yes, I still have my coin collection, stamp collection, Zippo lighters, and maps. Somewhere around here is probably a box with all my old matchbooks...
Shit, I think I'm a hoarder.

Posted by: The Key West Chicken aka Someone Afraid of Appearing a Horder

Funny thing, when my family sold the farm there was an old coffee jar in the auction filled w/ some my old matches from college and after, 1970s.

IIRC it sold for $35. Now around here the coffee jar is more common than elsewhere, a lot of the value had to be they wanted the matches. There's a lot of history of a community in an old collection of matches.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2015 02:14 AM (o/90i)

680 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?


Right now, Maui is looking good. Watching the PGA Tour at a resort in Maui on TV. Looks warm and beautiful.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 10, 2015 02:17 AM (ENKh0)

681 See? Narcissism.

https://twitter.com/ChuckCJohnson/status/553814807347216384

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 02:20 AM (GEICT)

682
Vacations from heaven-


Would go back to S Africa in heartbeat in their spring which was January to see the lovely young baby critters and enjoy (mostly) the weather.

Our next vacation on the bucket list is Australia, and visit friends there in Western Australia, and see the Great Barrier Reef on the other side.

If I had a lot of $$$, would also check out New Zealand, as I have heard that is beautiful.

Posted by: alamogordo at January 10, 2015 02:20 AM (mk9G5)

683 Somewhere on the Skeena. Septemberish.

Posted by: Garrett at January 10, 2015 02:21 AM (EMo7j)

684 St. Andrews, Scotland. I've been near it but didn't visit. Plus, I didn't have my golf clubs with me. I would love to go back and hit the Links. Also, a golf trip to the Monterrey Peninsula. Yes, my dream vacations tend to have a golf theme.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 10, 2015 02:23 AM (ENKh0)

685 Also on the "someday, man, someday" list: Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 10, 2015 02:33 AM (iuQS7)

686 I'd like to visit Sintra some time -- it's where the Portuguese royalty boogied off to when Lisbon got sultry, and it's got this weird Spanish/Atlantean architecture..... http://tinyurl.com/md2yh96

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:34 AM (T1005)

687 I passed out fell asleep around 10:30 and slept for an hour or two. Then I woke up and went to bed, because I wanted to get up at 4. But I was wide awake and couldn't sleep, so here I am again.

I hope I can make it that long. SpaceX's Falcon 9 is scheduled for liftoff at 4:47 am EST. The primary mission is a resupply flight to the ISS, but what really makes this launch interesting is that they will try to land the first stage on a floating platform. Nobody has ever attempted that before.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 02:34 AM (sdi6R)

688 686 I'd like to visit Sintra some time
------------------
I thought he died years ago... I would've liked to visit him too. He seemed like a cool dude.
I have a couple of his CDs.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 02:37 AM (SUBXi)

689 623 I would venture to say he's narcissistic at the least. That shit tonight was beyond annoying. It looks like he's finally knocked it off.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2015 12:59 AM (GEICT)

The Ginger CJ strikes me as obnoxious, immature, and a loose cannon.

But he drives Fatass CJ nuts and has him obsessed with "exposing Chuck Johnson's lies". That's hilarious to watch, as it's driving up Ginger's follower counts but not Fatass's, since like his Creationism jag, what he obsesses over bores the shit out of everybody else
Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2015 01:11 AM (GrXXa)


Man, just found out that Chuckles has blocked me on Twitter so I can't read his latest ramblings.

I wonder if my account over at LGF has been banned.

It's been about 6 years since I went over there, still a cesspool?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 10, 2015 02:40 AM (+Fae7)

690 Do they have any discount type flights or packages to Aust/NZ?

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 02:40 AM (tBSrv)

691 685

Yep. Germany, too.
I did a sixth grade project on Germany, and Miss W was dumbfounded.
I researched it a little too much, I guess. (I am of German and Italian descent - that I know of)

After that and my three chapter book report on Daniel Boone, she tried to get me put into high school. At eleven.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 02:41 AM (SUBXi)

692 I would have liked to see the pyramids and the sphinx and the Cairo Museum, but I can't see visiting Egypt until they become civilized again. I think that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor_massacre was about when I put that on the "permanent deferral" list.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:43 AM (T1005)

693 St. Andrews, Scotland...
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 10, 2015 02:23 AM

I'd really like to see Scotland.

We've been to the UK twice and loved it. How can not like walking thru a village w/ thatched rooks into the western part of the Sherwood Forest, w/ some 500 yo Oak trees around?

Never got up to Scotland and hope to do so. I found out my wife's family and mine lived about 10 miles apart in the Scottish borderlands in the 1600s.

Some say you have a stronger attractions to those of the same "tribe". I just find it odd we connected 300 some years later at ISU.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2015 02:44 AM (o/90i)

694

A place to visit, before the world gets real stupid again: Samarkand.
- The Ulugh Beg Observatory (world's largest 90 degree quadrant at the time)
- The Tomb of Timur

It's on the Silk Road, and should make an interesting side trip from the Trans Siberian Railway.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 10, 2015 02:46 AM (FlRtG)

695 ctulhu, actually have been to Sintra. Visited Lisbon briefly once on way to S. Africa. Very nice. Dunno if Portugal remains as it was then, pre-EU integration - but back then it was incredibly nice, inexpensive, easygoing, authentic. Lisbon was ridiculously quaint - and real, not "restored" or touristed up. Slow-moving streetcars you could just jog up an hop on. Neighborhood restaurants each with their own house wines (from their country-side farms).

Actually,appropos ofthis week's somber events in France, wasn't Sintra the site of one of the Moors' "high-water marks", where a Christian king (Portuguese, Charles?) defeated a Muslim army?

I listed the Alentejo above on my dream vacation list. Quiet, beautiful mountainous areas of castles and cork orchards up towards the Spanish border. Some day ...

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 02:46 AM (afQnV)

696
692 I would have liked to see the pyramids and the sphinx and the Cairo Museum, but I can't see visiting Egypt until they become civilized again. I think that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor_massacre was about when I put that on the "permanent deferral" list.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:43 AM (T1005)


Well here's hoping that their current leader can actually turn it around. Or at least limp along until we get a president that isn't in the pocket of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.

Posted by: buzzion at January 10, 2015 02:46 AM (zt+N6)

697 Just for kicks on the ONT, what would be your dream vacation destination?

Let's just say that it would not be appropriate to repeat in mixed company...

Posted by: The Inappropriate Hat at January 10, 2015 02:47 AM (0Ew3K)

698 691
685



Yep. Germany, too.

I did a sixth grade project on Germany, and Miss W was dumbfounded.

I researched it a little too much, I guess. (I am of German and Italian descent - that I know of)



After that and my three chapter book report on Daniel Boone, she tried to get me put into high school. At eleven.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 02:41 AM (SUBXi)


I was enough of a PITA that my first grade teacher sent me to a 2nd grade class for English and math -- and gave me batteries, switches, and lights to play with while she handled the rest of the class. That left 'em backed against the wall afterward, so I skipped second grade.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:47 AM (T1005)

699 Visited Lisbon briefly once on way to S. Africa. Very nice. Dunno if Portugal remains as it was then, pre-EU integration

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 02:46 AM (afQnV)


We f**k everything up!

Posted by: The European Union at January 10, 2015 02:48 AM (0Ew3K)

700 I was stationed in the UK many moons ago. I did alot of traveling and Scotland was my favorite place in Europe. The Highlands are beautiful I didn't golf though. Would have interfered in the drinking and chasing Scotttish lasses. In hindsight, I would have been better off golfing.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 10, 2015 02:48 AM (ENKh0)

701 689
Man, just found out that Chuckles has blocked me on Twitter so I can't read his latest ramblings.

I wonder if my account over at LGF has been banned.

It's been about 6 years since I went over there, still a cesspool?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 10, 2015 02:40 AM (+Fae7)



I was a regular at LGF from about 2003-2004 until I left in 2007. I didn't get banned and I didn't "flounce"; I just walked away without saying a word. He was already starting to ban people who disagreed with him and I finally had enough. I never even look at the site nowadays.

A couple of years later, some website run by an ex-LGF'er posted a list of banned accounts. My name was on it. I was banned posthumously, probably because he saw that I was posting at another site started by bannees.

So yes, your LGF account is almost certainly banned.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 02:54 AM (sdi6R)

702 695
ctulhu, actually have been to Sintra. Visited Lisbon briefly once on way
to S. Africa. Very nice. Dunno if Portugal remains as it was then,
pre-EU integration - but back then it was incredibly nice, inexpensive,
easygoing, authentic. Lisbon was ridiculously quaint - and real, not
"restored" or touristed up. Slow-moving streetcars you could just jog up
an hop on. Neighborhood restaurants each with their own house wines
(from their country-side farms).



Actually,appropos ofthis week's somber events in France, wasn't
Sintra the site of one of the Moors' "high-water marks", where a
Christian king (Portuguese, Charles?) defeated a Muslim army?



I listed the Alentejo above on my dream vacation list. Quiet,
beautiful mountainous areas of castles and cork orchards up towards the
Spanish border. Some day ...

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 02:46 AM (afQnV)


The entire Iberian peninsula is full of Moorish victories and defeats. I'm not a huge expert on the history -- but the architecture seems wonkier than the usual Spanish/colonial -- as I had said, it's half-Atlantean.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:56 AM (T1005)

703 ctulhu, ditto on the Egypt thing. Sad.

But I had the great fortune of seeing the national museum in Baghdad - in 1988, long before 2003 and the looting. Though it was during the "war of the cities" (Iraq-Iran Scud duels), and much of the collection had been put underground for protection. Also visited Babylon (al-Hillah), restored, at that time. Guided by the chief archeologist, who of course was an Assyrian named George (this was, apparently, a requirement to be an Iraqi archeologist then, as they all seemed to fit this description).

On the way back from Bablyon, we mau-mau'd our hosts to stop in Karbala - they were Sunni, it was Friday, and national unity vs. Iran or not, these guys were almost sweating they were so nervous about visiting a Shi'a holy city on a Friday (but being typical beaten-down denizens of a totalitarian country, were actually more scared of disappointing their VIP guests and "getting in trouble" - so we got our wish). Outcome: folks in Karbala were stunned and delighted to have Americans (!!) visiting, and we practically had to be pried out of the cafes where they were plying us with dates, teas, and smiles. Our Iraqi hosts actually were tourists in their own country that day ...

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 03:00 AM (afQnV)

704 Pro tip: When driving on snowy or icy roads, SLOW THE FUCK DOWN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9fI5M6_XVk

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 03:00 AM (sdi6R)

705 A couple of years later, some website run by an ex-LGF'er posted a list of banned accounts. My name was on it. I was banned posthumously, probably because he saw that I was posting at another site started by bannees.
So yes, your LGF account is almost certainly banned.
Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 02:54 AM

Thanks, that explains my experience when I went back.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2015 03:01 AM (o/90i)

706 703
ctulhu, ditto on the Egypt thing. Sad.



But I had the great fortune of seeing the national museum in Baghdad
- in 1988, long before 2003 and the looting. Though it was during the
"war of the cities" (Iraq-Iran Scud duels), and much of the collection
had been put underground for protection. Also visited Babylon
(al-Hillah), restored, at that time. Guided by the chief archeologist,
who of course was an Assyrian named George (this was, apparently, a
requirement to be an Iraqi archeologist then, as they all seemed to fit
this description).



On the way back from Bablyon, we mau-mau'd our hosts to stop in
Karbala - they were Sunni, it was Friday, and national unity vs. Iran or
not, these guys were almost sweating they were so nervous about
visiting a Shi'a holy city on a Friday (but being typical beaten-down
denizens of a totalitarian country, were actually more scared of
disappointing their VIP guests and "getting in trouble" - so we got our
wish). Outcome: folks in Karbala were stunned and delighted to have
Americans (!!) visiting, and we practically had to be pried out of the
cafes where they were plying us with dates, teas, and smiles. Our Iraqi
hosts actually were tourists in their own country that day ...





Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 03:00 AM (afQnV)


Sometimes......magic.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 03:02 AM (T1005)

707 704
Pro tip: When driving on snowy or icy roads, SLOW THE FUCK DOWN.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9fI5M6_XVk

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 03:00 AM (sdi6R)


That's when you drive back the other way and randomly toss flares onto the road.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 03:06 AM (T1005)

708 Somebody said that one of the trucks seen there was the fireworks truck that later exploded. I don't know that for a fact, though.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 03:10 AM (sdi6R)

709 BTW, has the GP chosen its official rebuttal spokes-hole of the "State of the Union" speech by the SCoaMF?

Posted by: The Rbutting Hat at January 10, 2015 03:10 AM (0Ew3K)

710 Yeah, woke up in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:11 AM (NoB6A)

711 "It's been about 6 years since I went over there, still a cesspool?"

Ice Weasel and Dark Falcon say hi!!!


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at January 10, 2015 03:12 AM (PfoKb)

712 Baphomet Is A Moongendered Intersex Nonbinary Trans Queer

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7878

Comes with nice mood music...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 10, 2015 03:13 AM (0Ew3K)

713 Well probably have to call it a night, but speaking of dream vacations, if anyone ever getsa chance to visit Oman - do it. Not just literally different than other Arab countries (Indian immigration, Indian Ocean exposure, African and Persian influence), but unique. Brits have never really left (behind the scenes in all parts of govt., esp. security), locals have run things reasonably well, and the kind of place where the cab driver from the airport - unbidden - just blurts out to western visitors that "we are different from other Arab countries!" while checking out your reaction in the rear-view mirror.

SAS and SEALs train there. Friendly, "permissive" environment. Oh, and just offshore, Masirah Island (cough, cough).

Good food, beautiful beaches (mile after mile of coves and secluded stretches of sand), neat little oasis-type towns with antique forts. Quiet, end-of-the-world, off-the-beaten-pathfeeling.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2015 03:13 AM (afQnV)

714 I was enough of a PITA that my first grade teacher sent me to a 2nd grade class for English and math -- and gave me batteries, switches, and lights to play with while she handled the rest of the class. That left 'em backed against the wall afterward, so I skipped second grade.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 02:47 AM (T1005
------------------
Oh, I've heard the stories.
And believe me, I'm no genius like you. It's just that when I'm interested in something, I'll really get into it. And I guess I wanted to impress her.

This was the same sixth grade teacher that saw me into puberty - I told you that Mom bought me bottles of wine to take to her for Birthday & Christmas presents? Yeah, I had a little crush on her.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 03:13 AM (SUBXi)

715 And cth - I sent you the Cuban green card explanation.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 03:17 AM (SUBXi)

716 "I told you that Mom bought me bottles of wine to take to her for
Birthday Christmas presents? Yeah, I had a little crush on her."



Story....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:18 AM (NoB6A)

717 And NASA TV is on the air.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 03:22 AM (sdi6R)

718 Story....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
------------------
What's to say?
I was eleven, turning twelve. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen - we connected.
No, seriously, we did have a little connection. She knew that my father was killed when I was four, so that probably helped her keep an eye on me. And I guess I was a pretty smart kid? Not to mention charming, witty and handsome!
She actually came to the house a few times for dinner with the family - a very cool lady. Cute little daughter with Down's.

Anyway, that was late 70's - Mom probably just thought my crush was cute. Teacher's birthday? Most kids took her pencil cup or an apple, I put on my suit & tie and took her a bottle of wine.

She certainly was beautiful, I'll tell you that...

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 03:25 AM (SUBXi)

719 "The article on Mattis didn't show his best quote."

Someone asked me, "Have you heard the Jim Mattis Christmas story?"

I said, oh sure. That's the one where Mattis adroitly uses fire and maneuver to destroy Santa Claus?

No.

This is the Jim Mattis Christmas story.

http://blog.usni.org/2010/12/17/a-general-mattis-christmas-story

Posted by: torquewrench at January 10, 2015 03:29 AM (noWW6)

720 Ah...


Sorry.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:29 AM (NoB6A)

721 This is the Jim Mattis Christmas story.

http://blog.usni.org/2010/12/17/a-general-mattis-christmas-story

Posted by: torquewrench at January 10, 2015 03:29 AM (noWW6)


You want Christmas? Here is Christmas

http://tinyurl.com/osmzyzn

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 10, 2015 03:30 AM (0Ew3K)

722 719
"The article on Mattis didn't show his best quote."



Someone asked me, "Have you heard the Jim Mattis Christmas story?"



I said, oh sure. That's the one where Mattis adroitly uses fire and maneuver to destroy Santa Claus?



No.



This is the Jim Mattis Christmas story.



http://blog.usni.org/2010/12/17/a-general-mattis-christmas-story



Posted by: torquewrench at January 10, 2015 03:29 AM (noWW6)


Unless this is a different one, I have heard the Jim Mattis Christmas story....and it is a prime example of the honor of the Corps, from top to bottom and back again.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 03:33 AM (T1005)

723 717
And NASA TV is on the air.

SpaceX isn't starting their webcast until 15 minutes before the launch.

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 03:34 AM (o78gS)

724 722
719

"The article on Mattis didn't show his best quote."





Someone asked me, "Have you heard the Jim Mattis Christmas story?"





I said, oh sure. That's the one where Mattis adroitly uses fire and maneuver to destroy Santa Claus?





No.





This is the Jim Mattis Christmas story.





http://blog.usni.org/2010/12/17/a-general-mattis-christmas-story






Posted by: torquewrench at January 10, 2015 03:29 AM (noWW6)


Unless
this is a different one, I have heard the Jim Mattis Christmas
story....and it is a prime example of the honor of the Corps, from top
to bottom and back again.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 03:33 AM (T1005)


Yep, it's the one I expected.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 03:35 AM (T1005)

725 "http://tinyurl.com/osmzyzn"


Pfft,


Hat , what is wrong with you?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:36 AM (NoB6A)

726 All right.


Time for re-sleep.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:43 AM (NoB6A)

727 Hat , what is wrong with you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:36 AM (NoB6A)


Gimme.

Posted by: Salome at January 10, 2015 03:45 AM (0Ew3K)

728 720 Ah...
Sorry. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 03:29 AM (NoB6A)
------------------
?
Was that for me?
If so, why?
Dad? Thanks for the sentiment.Really. But it wasn't your fault. Just have a drink in his name & thank the next Navy man you see for his service.
Sorry that I didn't marry Miss W? Well, me too, but I think that was just timing. Now, if I had Ace's time machine...

Actually, I saw her a few years ago. I was Christmas shopping (with my now ex). I put a stack of books on the counter at Barnes & Noble, looked up, and it was her.
A little gray, a few lines around the eyes - i think she may have even been prettier.

We recognized each other immediately, and talked very briefly, but the second we got to the parking lot, the ex shoved her jealousy - I guess my crush was quite obvious.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 03:47 AM (SUBXi)

729 723 717
And NASA TV is on the air.

SpaceX isn't starting their webcast until 15 minutes before the launch.

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 03:34 AM (o78gS)


NASA TV was just showing SpaceX launch control at the Cape. It's weird that the SpaceX webcast has never shown it, as far as I know.

But the SpaceX webcast has better launch video, definitely.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 03:50 AM (sdi6R)

730 My alarm clock just went off. This is when I planned to wake up, if I had been able to sleep earlier.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 03:52 AM (sdi6R)

731 You have email, too, Chi.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2015 03:53 AM (T1005)

732 Tai-Pan is on Hulu now for free

Not that anyone cares.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2015 03:53 AM (2G0WH)

733 Err, rather Noble House.
(same f'ing difference )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2015 03:58 AM (2G0WH)

734 730 My alarm clock just went off. This is when I planned to wake up, if I had been able to sleep earlier.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 201
------------------
Story of my life. 4 AM est, and I'm still awake. I'd try to drink myself to sleep, but I'm supposed to be babysitting in a few hours.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 04:02 AM (SUBXi)

735 Conrats!

You are the evil to be crushed!

http://tinyurl.com/mnx7smx

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 10, 2015 04:02 AM (0Ew3K)

736 SpaceX launches always have me on pins and needles.

Back in the 1960s, each flight built on the experience of the previous flight. They kept pushing the envelope, with longer duration missions, spacewalks, new spacecraft, etc. It was absolutely thrilling to have been able to watch those launches.

With modern mature launch systems, a successful flight is the desired goal. Whether the Shuttle, Russia's Soyuz, or various satellite launchers around the world, it's always "Was the launch successful? Good."

The Falcon 9 is is still a young launch system with teething pains. I don't remember the numbers, but historically there has been a high probability of failure in the first 5 flights of a new rocket design. It's had 13 successful launches in a row, which is excellent.

SpaceX alone keeps trying new things. After a few successful flights, they added landing legs and practiced setting the booster down on the ocean's surface. This flight adds grid fins for control at hypersonic speeds, and landing the first stage on a floating platform.

They're like, "OK, that worked. Now let's try this." For me, this really brings back the excitement and anxiety of the Golden Age of the 1960s.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:06 AM (sdi6R)

737 734
Story of my life. 4 AM est, and I'm still awake. I'd try to drink myself to sleep, but I'm supposed to be babysitting in a few hours.
Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 04:02 AM (SUBXi)


I'm drinking and hoping I can stay awake a little longer in spite of it. Luckily for me, it's Saturday and I can go back to bed after the launch.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:15 AM (sdi6R)

738 If this was a work day, I'd be mainlining coffee now.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:16 AM (sdi6R)

739 "Grampian" is an area in Scotland.

Also, W.C. Fields used to use the term "Grampian hills" as a reference to an idealized destination, similar to "Shangri-la".

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at January 10, 2015 04:21 AM (IAe6t)

740 "Queen" Latife is a bitch. I'm soooo going to fist her little 'help help I'm being oppressed" bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YshUDa10JYY

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 10, 2015 04:21 AM (0Ew3K)

741 SpaceX webcast is starting.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:23 AM (sdi6R)

742 SpaceX webcast is starting.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:23 AM (sdi6R)

743 And the SpaceX stream is up.

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 04:23 AM (o78gS)

744 "...3 seconds later than originally planned [to avoid some space junk]..."

"...launch window is 1 second long..."

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 04:24 AM (o78gS)

745 "fist" = "Fisk"

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 10, 2015 04:25 AM (0Ew3K)

746 Here we go, into the final polling.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:25 AM (sdi6R)

747 They sounded pretty confident.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:26 AM (sdi6R)

748 Yeah, there's no chance I'm going to fall asleep now.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:28 AM (sdi6R)

749 Yeah, there's no chance I'm going to fall asleep now.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:28 AM (sdi6R)


Word

Posted by: Queen Latifah at January 10, 2015 04:32 AM (0Ew3K)

750 There seems to be some conflicting weird audio streams about a minute apart.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:34 AM (sdi6R)

751 Hat, I think I just lost 20 IQ points that I can't afford to lose, thank you very much.

And "fist" works just fine for Queen Laqueefah.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 04:34 AM (SUBXi)

752 Under 5 minutes; strongback retracting.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:34 AM (sdi6R)

753 750
There seems to be some conflicting weird audio streams about a minute apart.

I'm not having any trouble.

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 04:35 AM (o78gS)

754 Good TVC motion. That was the problem that scrubbed Tuesday's attempt.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:35 AM (sdi6R)

755 And "fist" works just fine for Queen Laqueefah.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 04:34 AM (SUBXi)


Just how many sanity points did that cost?

Posted by: Queen you oppressor at January 10, 2015 04:36 AM (0Ew3K)

756 Stage 1 separation and stage 2 ignition!

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:42 AM (sdi6R)

757 Stage 1 boostback started.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:44 AM (sdi6R)

758 Stage 1 separation and stage 2 ignition!

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:42 AM (sdi6R)


Talke that Patriarcy™!

Posted by: F**k the scientific patiarichal oppression at January 10, 2015 04:45 AM (0Ew3K)

759 755
What the hell is an "intersex nonbinary trans queer???"

Where do you find that stuff, anyway? The bottom of The Barrel?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 10, 2015 04:45 AM (SUBXi)

760 "First and second stage power and telemetry nominal."

You don't hear that every day.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:46 AM (sdi6R)

761 stage 1 entry burn startup!

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 04:46 AM (o78gS)

762 I think I just heard "transonic".

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:47 AM (sdi6R)

763 Second stage shutdown.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:48 AM (sdi6R)

764 Dragon separation.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:49 AM (sdi6R)

765 What the hell is an "intersex nonbinary trans queer???"

Where do you find that stuff, anyway? The bottom of The Barrel?


I just report on the vanguard of "equality" that I come across. This is the "new normal that you will have to deal with..."

Posted by: Teh Future... at January 10, 2015 04:49 AM (0Ew3K)

766 Pretty cool video from inside the second stage fuel tank.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:50 AM (sdi6R)

767 Or LOX tank, whatever.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:50 AM (sdi6R)

768 Solar array deploy.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:51 AM (sdi6R)

769 haven't heard anything about stage 1 in a while...

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 04:53 AM (o78gS)

770 ah. stage 1 went over the horizon, so no data until the recovery team sends in a carrier pigeon.

Posted by: Anachronda, eyelids propped open with toothpicks at January 10, 2015 04:55 AM (o78gS)

771 Looks like we're going to have to wait for awhile to find out what happened with the first stage.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:56 AM (sdi6R)

772 A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNhmzyc_OrE

Posted by: The Future Hat at January 10, 2015 04:56 AM (0Ew3K)

773 SpaceX launches are always suspenseful, for one reason or another.

But Dragon is on its way! The primary mission was a success. Stage 1 recovery is gravy.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:57 AM (sdi6R)

774 SpaceX webcast ended. NASA TV showing replays.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 04:59 AM (sdi6R)

775 Elon's tweet about the first stage:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/553855109114101760

Oh, well. Progress is usually incremental.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 05:05 AM (sdi6R)

776 Here's Elon's Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/553855109114101760

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 05:09 AM (sdi6R)

777 Oops, here is the correct link:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 05:10 AM (sdi6R)

778 Hey Kids,


anyone still home? just got home from a gig. playing songs I never even heard before is always an adventure.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:12 AM (iRJ+A)

779 yes

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:15 AM (tBSrv)

780 so what did I miss?

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:16 AM (iRJ+A)

781 space stuff. holiday destinations. bike boy. that sort of stuff. so you been playing songs unheard?

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:19 AM (tBSrv)

782 That was well worth staying up for. A flawless Falcon 9 launch, the 14th in a row, which delivered Dragon into the proper orbit. Dragon is healthy and on its way to the ISS.

The first stage recovery failed, but it's not like anybody else has ever done that before. There will be lessons learned from this attempt.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 05:23 AM (sdi6R)

783 Hey Kids,


anyone still home? just got home from a gig. playing songs I never even heard before is always an adventure.


Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:12 AM (iRJ+A)


Well if it was blues you heard one you heard them all.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 05:24 AM (FMbng)

784 Here is the full SpaceX webcast, for those who missed it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7x-SumbynI

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2015 05:29 AM (sdi6R)

785 Well if it was blues you heard one you heard them all.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 05:24 AM (FMbng)

===definitely some of that.
there was a gal there I will guess is Korean that had fabulous pipes. Young thing in the Aretha/Big Momma Thornton mode. Very impressive.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:33 AM (iRJ+A)

786 so you been playing songs unheard?

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:19 AM (tBSrv)

====always a big struggle for me. drummer had to do the same thing. tough to hit the stops.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:35 AM (iRJ+A)

787 ====always a big struggle for me. drummer had to do the same thing. tough to hit the stops.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:35 AM

Without being told what the chords are and writing them down? Oooooohh... look at mr. fancypants.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:37 AM (tBSrv)

788 ====always a big struggle for me. drummer had to do the same thing. tough to hit the stops.


Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:35 AM (iRJ+A)


That's just insane. The one double edge sword with metal is that is there is no jamming with metal, you know the songs or you don't, there just is no faking it. So... the downside is no such things as jams, the upside is no nights where you sound like bill and teds wild stallions. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 05:41 AM (FMbng)

789 Without being told what the chords are and writing them down? Oooooohh... look at mr. fancypants.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:37 AM (tBSrv)

===none of the morons that play would have been very impressed. if I had a nickname it woulda been "ain't gonna get the bridge."
it was a keys player kinda yelling the chords out on the fly. of course, they never mention all of them, just the handful they remember before they start. keys players tend to play a lot more chords in each song than guitar players, so that can be a lot to catch on the fly. also, keys players are always inverting the damn chords so the tonic is only seldom the bass note in the chord. for me, that is much tougher to hear right the first time.



Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:46 AM (iRJ+A)

790 Coffee? Check!
Little Debbie? Check!
Animals fed? Check!
Weapons I mean specialized tools? Check!
Let's all go to work. And be careful out there.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2015 05:49 AM (go5uR)

791 That's just insane. The one double edge sword with
metal is that is there is no jamming with metal, you know the songs or
you don't, there just is no faking it. So... the downside is no such
things as jams, the upside is no nights where you sound like bill and
teds wild stallions. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2015 05:41 AM (FMbng)

===definitely a skill builder for me. luckily there were enough people there I had played with before so I wasn't lost the whole night, just some of it.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:53 AM (iRJ+A)

792 ===none of the morons that play would have been very impressed. if I had a nickname it woulda been "ain't gonna get the bridge."it was a keys player kinda yelling the chords out on the fly. of course, they never mention all of them, just the handful they remember before they start. keys players tend to play a lot more chords in each song than guitar players, so that can be a lot to catch on the fly. also, keys players are always inverting the damn chords so the tonic is only seldom the bass note in the chord. for me, that is much tougher to hear right the first time.
Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 05:46 AM

Ah. The "yelling them out after they already changed" method? If you didn't fuck it up, I'm impressed. On bass... maybe, just maybe, if it's simple enough. On guitar? No fucking way. Drummers can manage that shit a lot easier... except the stops and starts, as you mentioned, they can metronome their way through it. On guitar you gotta do complicated stuff like chord changes.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:53 AM (tBSrv)

793 Pic of one of the muslim convert evil twins in Canada that was arrested is on a website called en.netlog dot com - he is One_And_Only07

Posted by: Baldy at January 10, 2015 06:01 AM (+35FH)

794 Ah. The "yelling them out after they already
changed" method? If you didn't fuck it up, I'm impressed. On bass...
maybe, just maybe, if it's simple enough. On guitar? No fucking way.
Drummers can manage that shit a lot easier... except the stops and
starts, as you mentioned, they can metronome their way through it. On
guitar you gotta do complicated stuff like chord changes.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 05:53 AM (tBSrv)

==="didn't fuck it up" would be too strong of a phrase. fooled a lot of people that were drinking is much closer to a correct wording.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 06:02 AM (iRJ+A)

795 For last post 793, here is link http://preview.tinyurl.com/nur4qdb I found on FreeRepublic with pic of one of the Canadian muslim convert evil twins.

Posted by: Baldy at January 10, 2015 06:04 AM (+35FH)

796 ==="didn't fuck it up" would be too strong of a phrase. fooled a lot of people that were drinking is much closer to a correct wording.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 06:02 AM

Hey, if you fooled a lot of people... that's a win. I have to learn the songs before I can fool anyone. Way to go. Did you look cool doing it? Coz that's just as important, baby.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:06 AM (tBSrv)

797 Did you look cool doing it? Coz that's just as important, baby.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:06 AM (tBSrv)


=====fuck no. unless people think grimacing when you a change looks cool.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 06:11 AM (iRJ+A)

798 796
Hey, if you fooled a lot of people... that's a win. I have to learn the songs before I can fool anyone. Way to go. Did you look cool doing it? Coz that's just as important, baby.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:06 AM (tBSrv)



You can fool all of the people some of the time...

Posted by: A. Lincoln at January 10, 2015 06:12 AM (sdi6R)

799 =====fuck no. unless people think grimacing when you a change looks cool.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 06:11 AM

Ah, that's cool. You think you didn't look cool coz you knew what was going on. To the punters, you probably looked like Mr. Bad Attitude. Grimacing works.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:14 AM (tBSrv)

800 Looked around and thought 'great, a music conversation'.

Then I saw you were talking "metal."

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:20 AM (gy1ev)

801 Looked around and thought 'great, a music conversation'. Then I saw you were talking "metal."

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:20 AM


Not exclusively metal.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:23 AM (tBSrv)

802 OK, my sleep cycle is officially borked.

So here's some corgis in pajamas:

http://is.gd/xATyUY

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Warlord of the Western Wastes at January 10, 2015 06:25 AM (m9V0o)

803 A few of the reasons I really like METV.

Donna Reed
Marjorie Lord
Mary Tyler Moore
For a kicker...
Mary Ann in short-short cut offs

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:28 AM (gy1ev)

804 Just kidding otho.
I loved the older "hard stuff." Think Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the like. Then the 80's stuff came along and...

Just an age thing we'll call it.

Geezermeister teej

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:33 AM (gy1ev)

805 Just kidding otho. I loved the older "hard stuff." Think Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the like. Then the 80's stuff came along and... Just an age thing we'll call it. Geezermeister teej

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:33 AM

Well, you're more a metalhead than me, dude. I've played a couple of zeppelin covers in the dim past, but, that's about it. I respect metal, it takes a lot of discipline and talent to pull off, but it was never my "thing"... besides, I never had discipline and talent.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:37 AM (tBSrv)

806 Well, I think I can sleep. CYA. Be well.

Posted by: jc at January 10, 2015 06:42 AM (iRJ+A)

807 later, JC.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 06:42 AM (tBSrv)

808 Well, it's not like I ever played much of it my gray box bro'.
Drums and lead vocals on Born to be Wild (in the key of Kay) and drums on Inspiration, which isn't "hard" but is Zep.

Some given talent, I guess, but we couldn't afford lessons.
Between that and getting bored within 20 minutes just playing drums and no one else there leads to no fancy, machine gun stick work. Only way I sound like I'm "going off" is using double kick.
My strength is behind a singer/songwriter. 5 piece kit with some bongos, chimes and other percussion stuff. Don't overplay. Just add some "layers".
Easy harp parts while I'm doing that for another layer.
Grab the Taylor for an easy rhythm part while doing kick and hi-hat. That's about as far as I can take it.
The cool part?
I get to hang out with real musicians.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:57 AM (gy1ev)

809 Well, it's not like I ever played much of it my gray box bro'. Drums and lead vocals on Born to be Wild (in the key of Kay) and drums on Inspiration, which isn't "hard" but is Zep. Some given talent, I guess, but we couldn't afford lessons. Between that and getting bored within 20 minutes just playing drums and no one else there leads to no fancy, machine gun stick work. Only way I sound like I'm "going off" is using double kick. My strength is behind a singer/songwriter. 5 piece kit with some bongos, chimes and other percussion stuff. Don't overplay. Just add some "layers". Easy harp parts while I'm doing that for another layer. Grab the Taylor for an easy rhythm part while doing kick and hi-hat. That's about as far as I can take it. The cool part? I get to hang out with real musicians.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 06:57 AM

I hear that. I rarely play alone and then it's usually just to learn songs. All the real experimenting comes with band rehearsal. Can only work up enough enthusiasm by myself to go through numbers and exercise my hands. As for drumming, don't sweat it too much... most of the best drummers I found were strong on the fundamentals and weren't flashy. You should practice more alone though, if I was a drummer I'd work harder. It would be more of a buzz playing alone with records etc than anything else. It's a natural fit.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 07:11 AM (tBSrv)

810 It's Saturday, right? Went to bed super early, woke up disoriented, and the Doocy/Kilmeade brain trust is on.

Posted by: Just some guy at January 10, 2015 07:12 AM (yxw0r)

811 Hey hey hey. Turned on the TV this am and Fat Albert was on. Haven't seen that in maybe 40 years. Damn I'm getting old.

Posted by: f'd at January 10, 2015 07:22 AM (JdEZJ)

812 What's up with George Zimmerman getting arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon...?

Posted by: KWDreaming at January 10, 2015 07:23 AM (/yOZJ)

813 437 Consulting the horde: should I ever visit Venice?
____________________

I've been a couple of times. Think it's worth the visit. Try to avoid the summer months. It smells better and there are fewer tourists in the cooler, off-season months. Wear comfortable shoes, because you will be walking around a lot.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2015 07:24 AM (2ruKl)

814 Yeah, I could play more "alone" when I had a set up using my great, old guitar amp to run something through for volume. Gotta be LOUD to still hear it while rockin' along on the drums.
Then the ghetto blaster died.
Then life happened, not in a good way. Didn't even pick up a pair of sticks for years. Only occasionally grabbed a guitar. Yeah, I can bore myself with that fairly quickly. Makes it hard to get past being a hack. The chances I'll ever be fluent in the language of a guitar neck,,, not the best.
And at real close to 60 yoa...
But I have fun and I'm back to playing with two very fine musicians, one of whom is one of my all time favorite songwriters.
Double bones: Two of the finest people I've known and am fortunate to call friends.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 07:30 AM (gy1ev)

815 811
Hey hey hey. Turned on the TV this am and Fat Albert was on. Haven't seen that in maybe 40 years. Damn I'm getting old.

Posted by: f'd at January 10, 2015 07:22 AM (JdEZJ)

Next up, "The Broooooown Hornet!" But first, does this chloroform smell funny to you?

Posted by: Bill Cosby at January 10, 2015 07:31 AM (yxw0r)

816 Aaannd the little battery thing wants breakfast since I didn't feed it dinner last night (heh, watch that get something started).
Take care otho
Go Packers!

Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 07:35 AM (gy1ev)

817 Posted by: Bill Cosby at January 10, 2015 07:31 AM (yxw0r)

Move over, old man.

I'm the new Pudding Pop.

Posted by: Steve Kroft at January 10, 2015 07:35 AM (Ua6T/)

818 I never had the talent to play well so I just try to play along.

Rolling Little Feat "The Last Record Album" right now.
Something anyone can jam to.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something... at January 10, 2015 07:37 AM (baiNQ)

819 Still watching Fat Albert. Not withstanding the Cos' current situation that show could not be made today.

Posted by: f'd at January 10, 2015 07:40 AM (JdEZJ)

820 Looks like another late day.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:44 AM (wlDny)

821 Yeah, I could play more "alone" when I had a set up using my great, old guitar amp to run something through for volume. Gotta be LOUD to still hear it while rockin' along on the drums. Then the ghetto blaster died. Then life happened, not in a good way. Didn't even pick up a pair of sticks for years. Only occasionally grabbed a guitar. Yeah, I can bore myself with that fairly quickly. Makes it hard to get past being a hack. The chances I'll ever be fluent in the language of a guitar neck,,, not the best. And at real close to 60 yoa... But I have fun and I'm back to playing with two very fine musicians, one of whom is one of my all time favorite songwriters. Double bones: Two of the finest people I've known and am fortunate to call friends.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 10, 2015 07:30 AM

Yeah, well... there you go. Songwriters. If you can work with good ones, it all falls into place. That's what it's all about. Didn't think of the amp required for drum play alongs. That's true. As for guitar? I dunno dude... you know it's possible to get a hell of a lot more out of guitar than you have any right to. It's ... dunno... about embracing what've you got. Work your limitations to the bone and get better at the basic stuff than the others and you'd be surprised. Have hada couple of big names ask "how do you get that, or do this?" Fucked if I know. Just attack the damn thing... wring out a groove. I made my peace with not having the chops to be a lead guitarist a long time ago. Bass... become one with the drummer. Rythym- become one with the drummer. End of.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 07:47 AM (tBSrv)

822 Move over, old man.



I'm the new Pudding Pop.

Posted by: Steve Kroft at January 10, 2015 07:35 AM (Ua6T/)


Ass champagne. It's what's for dinner. *cue "Hoedown/Rodeo" by Copeland*

Posted by: National Ass Champagne Manufacturers Association at January 10, 2015 07:48 AM (yxw0r)

823 In the the new dark age Zimmerman would have to be an idiot to not conceal carry.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at January 10, 2015 07:49 AM (lPdaT)

824 May as well get in the news:


Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, January 10, 2015. The most corrupt admin in history has a lot of nerve.


FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against former CIA director David Petraeus, the New York Times reported Friday night.


http://tinyurl.com/jwgt2co

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:51 AM (wlDny)

825 Al Queda says they are responsible for the Paris attacks. I thought that was pretty much settled. Western nations need to adopt the Israeli response and shoot them on sight.


http://tinyurl.com/oyqe2fk

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:51 AM (wlDny)

826 Open warfare at a gun store in KS leaves owner dead.


http://tinyurl.com/mypbufu

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:51 AM (wlDny)

827 Easter Island looks like it started collapsing long before humans came along contrary to popular eco-nazi beliefs.


http://tinyurl.com/mmyu34k

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

828 RIP Roy Tarpley, the former Dallas Mavericks star center whose NBA career was cut short by drug abuse, died Friday at age 50.


http://tinyurl.com/kyeplg5

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

829 The Boy Scouts are about to lose their shirts. I fail to see what the organization had to do with this pervert.


http://tinyurl.com/mgctu2n

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

830 MI Northerners just can't drive in the snow (I just has to say this after decades of Northerners saying it about Southerners. They had a 123 car pileup.


http://tinyurl.com/kyamn5l

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

831 It's morning where I am. So, good morning.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2015 07:52 AM (dFi94)

832 House Republicans begin actions to halt Obama's illegal executive order for amnesty.


http://tinyurl.com/ksdjrz9

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:53 AM (wlDny)

833 The Fat Man is still being hounded by the Obamanites over the bridge non-scandal. Republican leaders should inform the Democrats that pay back is a MF.


http://tinyurl.com/kw9c2m5

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:53 AM (wlDny)

834 Communism has been tried time and time again and has failed miserably. So why do liberals in the US want it so bad?


http://tinyurl.com/mgl2hae

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:53 AM (wlDny)

835 26 Children have died from the flu virus this year. One wonders why that is <snark>. I lay it at the feet of Obama and Holder.


http://tinyurl.com/l9qsvjw

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:53 AM (wlDny)

836 Taxpayers foot the bill for Obama's vacation from non-work.


http://tinyurl.com/oqja9c2

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:54 AM (wlDny)

837 More record cold as FL gets a snowfall. But we haz global warming.


http://tinyurl.com/p6myth2

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:54 AM (wlDny)

838 Don't be fooled by the lying Obamanites who say unemployment is only at 5.6%. There are a record 93M people out of work and wages are dropping for the rest.


http://tinyurl.com/nh7uf73

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:54 AM (wlDny)

839 Scanckles is mad at Bill for yet another sex scandal. It's your own fault scrunt, you should have divorced that loser years ago.


http://tinyurl.com/ohbfmfu

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)

840 MSNBC tries to sensationalize the "bombing" near the NAACP headquarters in OK and gets caught using doctored film. From what I understand it was little more than a large firecracker. Trying to sensationalize another race riot.


http://tinyurl.com/ohbfmfu

Here is an artist's sketch of the suspect.


http://tinyurl.com/nfeny6k




Google Earth shows those marks on the side of the building 4 months before the so-called bombing.


http://tinyurl.com/py7cs7m

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)

841 CNN actually described the Paris jihadist murderers as activists. So the police who finally killed these scum would be reactionaries?


Does anybody outside of airports and bus terminals watch CNN anymore?


http://tinyurl.com/p7dlxem

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

842 De Commio will no longer be allowed by zoo officials to handle the ground hogs for Ground Hog day. He dropped the poor critter last year and killed it.


http://tinyurl.com/p7dlxem

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

843 The epitome of what is wrong with CA. UCLA has dropped Israel from study abroad programs and put Cuba in its place.


http://tinyurl.com/lmxq4o5

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

844 The MFM all covered Obama's announcement about free community college in TN. None mentioned it will cost $80M (or $60M depending on who you read) that has not been allocated yet.


http://tinyurl.com/k69xf3h

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

845 Walmart refuses to print a photo of a recently married couple because one of them contained a shotgun. They will print nudes though now.


http://tinyurl.com/kn45hej

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

846 Fox News contributor, Ralph Peters, says to kill all the terrorists; it's the only thing that works.


http://tinyurl.com/kbkurag

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

847 We knew the Islam apologists would be out in force. And that includes the French President.


http://tinyurl.com/l4ra7gh

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

848 Rick Perry says he is a card carrying member of the AFL-CIO. Does he think that is going to incite his base?


http://tinyurl.com/l4ra7gh

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

849 UN Secretary-General: French Terror Not Religious War Just Criminality


When are we going to drop out of this stupid organization that largely hates us?


http://tinyurl.com/lmfldoz

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

850 AZ State University has fired a police officer even though he was cleared of wrongdoing and was the victim of assault by the protestor. The world has been turned on its head. I suspect the AZ taxpayers will be held accountable.


http://tinyurl.com/mgoe4k2

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

851 The Muzzie ghetto in Paris where terrorists are raised. I would say that if they really wanted to end this shit they would deport every one of these assholes.


http://tinyurl.com/jvkvs6v

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

852 "Bobby: When you can't be strong for yourself."
A story of a doctor, a child and a message

http://tinyurl.com/ne59ypp
.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2015 07:58 AM (DXzRD)

853 Boner has decided he will punish House members who voted against him for speaker. And it is not sitting too well with the ones who did vote for him.


http://tinyurl.com/lajvpee

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

854 A federal judge on Wednesday overturned California's ban on foie gras, a delicacy made from duck and goose liver, ruling that the statewide ban was in violation of federal law.


Good, maybe they will decide to leave the union.


http://tinyurl.com/jvngog5

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

855 Liberal outfit Think Progress lies about Scott Walker statement. Most of their readership will not know the difference.


http://tinyurl.com/kt6qsz7

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

856 Bobby Jindal speaks at CPAC and is on the road to displacing liberal Huncafk as the conservative evangelical. Note that Huck has never been a conservative. He is a tax and spend religious liberal.


http://tinyurl.com/oaegovf

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:00 AM (wlDny)

857 Morning all. Just started reading "White Gold: The 's Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves", a moron recommendation.

It's July 1625 and the Barbary corsairs have crept into the English channel undetected. Over the previous weeks a stream of letters have come to the vice admiral from Cornwall begging for help from their attackers, who drag men, women, and children back to the ship in chains. The pirates at one point seized one of the Channel Islands and raised the standard of Islam.

Rabat in Morocco was revitalized by the Moriscos expelled from Spain by King Phillip III. They vowed to strike back at Spain and formed alliances with the pirates from Algiers and Tunis. Unexpected consequences!

Such a good read so far. Should be required in high schools.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 10, 2015 08:01 AM (KH1sk)

858 Gun Control advocates move their fight to the State level after failing miserably at the federal level. They will not do any better there but liberals never give up.


http://tinyurl.com/ko4rqkd

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

859 Heritage takes a look at Obama's stupid free community college proposal. In short, it is dumber than dogshit. It has zero chance of passing congress so he will have to seek funding from existing money.


http://tinyurl.com/peu846f

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

860 Mecedes-Benz is leaving NJ due to high taxes; the same thing that killed Detroit. But I thought the fat man was supposed to end high taxes in NJ. Turns out it was all hype.


http://tinyurl.com/mvoycxc

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

861 The Republican Congress will repeal the medical device tax which is vastly unpopular.


http://tinyurl.com/km2wcjr




And that's it for today Morons.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

862 "634
As if you needed another reason to despise unions:





http://tinyurl.com/pnqdln3





Military commissaries in the Far East not getting restocked thanks to shithead left coast dock workers union.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 10, 2015 01:18 AM (nL0sw)"

The West Coast unions keep doing this stuff. There is a Mexican port at Topolobampo, near Los Mochis in the Sea of Cortez, that has a lot of spare capacity to load and unload shipping containers and it has a rail connection that goes directly into Texas. The Topolobampo site also has the RFID readers and communication infrastructure so that shipping containers can be tracked all the way through the port.

At some point, somebody is going to start using Topolobampo during one of these West Coast labor union events and they are going to keep using it after the event is over.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 10, 2015 08:02 AM (PD6iL)

863 Francois Fenelon on "How To Pray":

http://tinyurl.com/ntyehf3

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2015 08:02 AM (DXzRD)

864 Cheers for the news, Vic.

Posted by: otho at January 10, 2015 08:02 AM (tBSrv)

865 Thanks Vic for the news. Lots of it today.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2015 08:03 AM (dFi94)

866 Here is a little morning tax fact for you, that I just discovered. You know those tax penalties, 1 percent of your AGI on your 2014 tax return if someone in your family didn't have approved health insurance in 2014? It isn't just your immediate family and young kids that count. It is pretty much any relative for whom you paid more than half of their support in 2014, whether they lived with you or not, and no matter their age. I think it is capped at the cost of a "bronze plan" for the year, but still. Next year it's 2 percent, so if Buster, age 28, is still living in the basement, better buy him a policy now.

Posted by: Emily at January 10, 2015 08:05 AM (7Rn+/)

867 That "gotcha" regarding Scott Walker is pretty dumb, even for Think Progress.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2015 08:05 AM (dFi94)

868 Bottomed out at 23.5F here this morning. That's better than the 9F it hit yesterday.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:08 AM (wlDny)

869 We're at minus three.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2015 08:09 AM (dFi94)

870 866 Posted by: Emily at January 10, 2015 08:05 AM (7Rn+/)


And it will keep going up until the Republicans grow some balls and repeals it. But remember, it is not a penalty, its a tax.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:09 AM (wlDny)

871 Sniff sniff
Stale!!

Morning all, time to read the news
Thanks again Vic

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 10, 2015 08:10 AM (IUFR3)

872 869
We're at minus three.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2015 08:09 AM (dFi94)

It is supposed to be -3 in MN, but not in SC.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:11 AM (wlDny)

873 We are warming up to 16 today. I'll have to go dig out my bathing suit.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2015 08:12 AM (dFi94)

874 interesting development


Anonymous Vows Revenge And Destruction Upon Al-Qaeda And ISIS

"You will not impose your Sharia law in our democracies. We will not let your stupidity kill our liberties and our freedom of expression."

...

"We will track you down - every last one - and will kill you," says an individual wearing a Guy Fawkes in French. "You allowed yourselves to kill innocent people, we will therefore avenge their deaths."

The group continues by telling the jihadists that all hacktivists from across the globe will stop at nothing to defend freedom of speech. The group vows to destroy them no matter where they are.

"You will not impose your Sharia law in our democracies. We will not let your stupidity kill our liberties and our freedom of expression. We have warned you; expect your destruction," the spokesperson says.

"We will track you everywhere on the planet; nowhere will you be safe. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forget. We do not forgive. Be afraid of us, Islamic State and Al Qaeda - you will get our vengeance," the spokesperson said to conclude the video.




truthrevolt.org

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 08:12 AM (IXrOn)

875 840
MSNBC tries to sensationalize the "bombing" near the NAACP headquarters
in OK and gets caught using doctored film. From what I understand it was
little more than a large firecracker. Trying to sensationalize another
race riot.



****************

Technically, that was here in Colorado Springs. No worries about a race riot here. Less than 7% African American, and the majority of those are serving honorably at Fort Carson. My church, by way of anecdote, is led by a black pastor, is maybe 40% black, and none of us have any patience for the race-hustlers.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 10, 2015 08:12 AM (yxw0r)

876 Technically, that was here in Colorado Springs. No
worries about a race riot here. Less than 7% African American, and the
majority of those are serving honorably at Fort Carson. My church, by
way of anecdote, is led by a black pastor, is maybe 40% black, and none
of us have any patience for the race-hustlers.


Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 10, 2015 08:12 AM (yxw0r)

That will not stop MSDNC from their race mongering.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:14 AM (wlDny)

877 That will not stop MSDNC from their race mongering.


Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:14 AM (wlDny)


True 'nuff.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 10, 2015 08:18 AM (yxw0r)

878 >>Huckabee is also expected to run and reach out to evangelicals in Iowa and early Southern primary and caucus states, but with Jindal so far out front it Huckabee may have to battle back, said evangelical leaders.

Well, even if that's all Gov. Jindal manages to do, yeah for him.

Good morning, y'all.

If you weren't reading Ace on Twitter yesterday, you missed a wee bit of ranting.

https://twitter.com/AceofSpadesHQ/with_replies

Someone seems to have suggested that they weren't enjoying the name calling and he said:

>>I don't want to tweet in a world where a dude says "tell 'em" to Cher and I can't emasculate him.

The "dude" was Chris Hayes.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 10, 2015 08:18 AM (0xTsz)

879 "848
Rick Perry says he is a card carrying member of the AFL-CIO. Does he think that is going to incite his base?


http://tinyurl.com/l4ra7gh



Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)"

There are still people in private sector unions and in many cases, they make significantly more money than they would if their jobs were subject to free competition. That tends to engender loyalty among union members. However, the lockstep association with the Democratic Party means that union members are regularly urged to vote for politicians who are serving other parts of the Democratic political coalition such as the environmental fanatics, the gays and the America hating lunatic left.

When I used to ring doorbells for politicians, I often heard union members say that they were genuinely torn because they felt loyalty to their union but the Democrats were attacking their religion.

If Rick Perry makes it easier for union members to vote Republican, that is a good thing. White Anglos are only 62% of the American public any more. Blacks are a write off. The Hispanic vote ranges from majority Democrat to overwhelming majority Democrat. Among white voters, Jews vote overwhelmingly Democrat, single women vote overwhelmingly Democrat and government workers vote overwhelmingly Democrat. It makes sense to not write off a segment of voters that could make the difference.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 10, 2015 08:23 AM (PD6iL)

880 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 08:12 AM (IXrOn)

Ain't happenin'.



Vic. The MSLSD link goes to the Bill/Hillary story.

Thanks for the news!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 10, 2015 08:24 AM (8ufJT)

881 151 Another Gen. Mattis quote:
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

Awesome quote.

Posted by: Dollar Store Sock at January 10, 2015 08:24 AM (c+gwp)

882 Jay Leno didn't do us any favors by dissing Hillary's age, yet propping up Warren's to some extent.

"Her and Elizabeth Warren are almost the same age," Leno said, comparing Hillary to the Massachusetts senator beloved by the left wing of the Democratic Party. "And I see Elizabeth Warren come out -- 'boom' -- throwing punches. 'Boom, boom, boom, boom.'"

"And I like her," Leno continued, speaking of Hillary. "But she seems to be sort of, she seems very slow and very -- I don't see that fire, you know, that fire that I used to see, that I see in Elizabeth Warren. Because I say to people, 'how much younger is Elizabeth Warren than Hillary?' And people go, 'oh, 15 years.' No! 18 months."


http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/09/jay-leno-hillary-clinton-seems-very-old-very-slow/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 08:24 AM (IXrOn)

883 >>I don't want to tweet in a world where a dude says "tell 'em" to Cher and I can't emasculate him.

The "dude" was Chris Hayes.
Posted by: Mama AJ at January 10, 2015 08:18 AM (0xTsz)



Hehe, yea.

I was glad he was raging on Twitter and not at us. He was en fuego yesterday.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 08:27 AM (IXrOn)

884 How do you emasculate Chris Hayes?

Posted by: --- at January 10, 2015 08:31 AM (MMC8r)

885

'I AM NOT CHARLIE': Leaked Newsroom Emails Reveal Al Jazeera Fury over Global Support for Charlie Hebdo

of course

and yet Quebec still won't allow Fox News to broadcast there, but all Al Jazeera

that is Quebec, Canada

h/t NRO The Corner
http://tinyurl.com/p75xbnv

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 08:32 AM (IXrOn)

886 Morning all. Say, are those French terrorists still dead?

Posted by: goatexchange at January 10, 2015 08:35 AM (sYUHT)

887 MSDNC link redone


http://tinyurl.com/nfeny6k

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:36 AM (wlDny)

888 Morning, Glories.

Late-comers can find Vic News starting at #824. At least, I did.

Posted by: mindful webworker at January 10, 2015 08:37 AM (Sr48m)

889 Morning, Glories.

Late-comers can find Vic News starting at #824. At least, I did.

Posted by: mindful webworker at January 10, 2015 08:37 AM (Sr48m)

890 Double post when I didn't even mean to hit Post. The weekend is off to a great start.

Eight degrees. I have cats that prefer the great outdoors to the litter box, even on arctic mornings. But the cats have the option. Pity the poor dog who has no choice.

Posted by: mindful webworker at January 10, 2015 08:39 AM (Sr48m)

891 It's like I time-traveled back to..........last night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 08:41 AM (NoB6A)

892 890 Posted by: mindful webworker at January 10, 2015 08:39 AM (Sr48m)


I remember the first time I let the cat out in the snow. He didn't want to put his paws down and he ran back to the door immediately.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:41 AM (wlDny)

893 Thanks Vic.

re: 868
Oddly 8 degrees warmer at home than at work - only 30 miles distant. 20 when I got here to work. And yes. We have 4 on the course already.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 10, 2015 08:42 AM (8ufJT)

894 693 Oddly 8 degrees warmer at home than at work - only
30 miles distant. 20 when I got here to work. And yes. We have 4 on the
course already.


Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 10, 2015 08:42 AM (8ufJT)

I hated playing in the cold. It seemed like the clubs all vibrated mercilessly stinging your hands.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:44 AM (wlDny)

895 Delurking to say it's nice to see the Vic Morning News back!

Carry on Morons, Give 'em Hell!

lurk mode on

Posted by: RedDish at January 10, 2015 08:44 AM (5eXg1)

896 895 lurk mode on


Posted by: RedDish at January 10, 2015 08:44 AM (5eXg1)

Don't just lurk, post.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:45 AM (wlDny)

897 "Gen. Mattis for president. The nation would have whiplash from the contrast."

If your schadenboner lasts for four years, re-elect him.

Posted by: delayna at January 10, 2015 08:46 AM (KnC4k)

898 Wifey is up now, so I can go take my shower. BBL

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:46 AM (wlDny)

899 Hey, I never got the details on the new moron baby. ts Anyone happen to remember or have an announcement comment bookmarked?

Posted by: mindful webworker at January 10, 2015 08:46 AM (Sr48m)

900 I hated playing in the cold. It seemed like the clubs all vibrated mercilessly stinging your hands.


Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 08:44 AM (wlDny)
Only if you don't hit it solid. Or if your bag isn't equipped with some brown.
Ground's frozen here. A bonus on the tee shots. Makes it a little tough around the greens though.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 10, 2015 08:49 AM (8ufJT)

901 Why would a straight man wax his chest hair? What the heck is wrong with millennials?

Posted by: Observer of television commercials at January 10, 2015 08:53 AM (yxw0r)

902 For you daredevils out there. This guy is crazy/brave.

http://bit.ly/1xZ7ozn

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 10, 2015 08:53 AM (8ufJT)

903 Vic, I wish I could post more often, but I am limited in my computer time before my real world life takes over. I would hate to post a comment then have to leave, even though I've 'drive-by' posted a few times...I would love to have a conversation with you morons, but just can't do my part and stick around. Maybe someday.

Posted by: RedDish at January 10, 2015 08:54 AM (5eXg1)

904 >>8:45 am 8lbs 9 oz Sophia Rose. Baby and momma are fine.

On the 6th, I think. I can't find the original note...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 10, 2015 08:56 AM (0xTsz)

905 "Why would a straight man wax his chest hair?"


Works for Meathead Rob Lowe, bro.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 08:56 AM (NoB6A)

906 "Her and Elizabeth Warren are almost the same age," Leno said, comparing Hillary to the Massachusetts senator beloved by the left wing of the Democratic Party. "And I see Elizabeth Warren come out -- 'boom' -- throwing punches. 'Boom, boom, boom, boom.'"

"And I like her," Leno continued, speaking of Hillary. "But she seems to be sort of, she seems very slow and very -- I don't see that fire, you know, that fire that I used to see, that I see in Elizabeth Warren. Because I say to people, 'how much younger is Elizabeth Warren than Hillary?' And people go, 'oh, 15 years.' No! 18 months."

Posted by: Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young at January 10, 2015 08:58 AM (e8kgV)

907 Hmm, something was removed from that ONT where I got the baby info.

Maybe I shouldn't have posted the name.

I gotta go, but when a cob puts up a new thread can someone please ask him or her to delete the name?

Thank you!

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 10, 2015 08:58 AM (0xTsz)

908 "I gotta go, but when a cob puts up a new thread can someone please ask him or her to delete the name?
"

I wouldn't worry too much about it.
By the time we get a new thread, the baby will be married, moved out, and no longer using her maiden name.
Time has a way of fixing all problems

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2015 09:01 AM (g6jni)

909 How do you say, "The chickens have come home to roost" in French? THAT should be the next Charlie cover.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 10, 2015 09:02 AM (sYUHT)

910 Thank you for the news, Vic. Hope you have a great day.

Posted by: Null at January 10, 2015 09:02 AM (xjpRj)

911 Ah, dog snout in the face at 5am.

Thanks for the morning news Vic.

Now going back to sleep for a bit.

Posted by: JEM at January 10, 2015 09:03 AM (SuAAx)

912 Healthy weight and a pretty name. Thanks, Mama AJ!!

Posted by: mindful webworker at January 10, 2015 09:03 AM (Sr48m)

913 **walks into kitchen clutching blankie**

**rubs eyes sleepily**

**pours last few crums of Kaboom into paper bowl, adds a couple tablespoons of outdated milk**

**crawls into cabinet under kitchen sink**

**sucks thumb, waiting for day thread**

Posted by: AOSHQ comments page orphan at January 10, 2015 09:05 AM (NeFrd)

914
I wouldn't worry too much about it.

By the time we get a new thread, the baby will be ... no longer using her maiden name.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2015 09:01 AM (g6jni)


Not if we have anything to say about it, manspreader.

Posted by: Our betters in the academy at January 10, 2015 09:06 AM (yxw0r)

915 They geolocated photos of a Buk missile launcher on its journey from Snizhne to Russia immediately after the MH17 was downed, and were able to identify the launcher as belonging to Russia's 53rd Air Defense Brigade, based in Kursk. Investigators did so by matching a partially obscured identification number and the unique scratches and dents shown in the Snizhne photos with photos taken in June of a convoy of Russian armour as it drives towards the Ukrainian border from Kursk.

Posted by: Vald Putin at January 10, 2015 09:06 AM (e8kgV)

916 The glare of the just-risen sun off of the frost on the lawn makes it look like it's covered with snow.

Glad it's not.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nature, boy! at January 10, 2015 09:07 AM (Sr48m)

917 Mmmmm.....sausage, egg and cheese McGriddle with hash brown and OJ, the breakfast of Champions.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 10, 2015 09:10 AM (2cS/G)

918 " and a pretty name"



It is a pretty name. Classical.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 09:13 AM (NoB6A)

919 I'm back now and I see we are still on the ONT. Hum..

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 09:13 AM (wlDny)

920 Well at least it is 31F here now, 32F over at the airport but that is out in the sun.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2015 09:14 AM (wlDny)

921 "
They geolocated photos of a Buk missile launcher"

Yup. They shot that sonny-gun down and then thought "Oh shit" when it was realized it was an airliner and hustled that sucker out of Dodge poste-haste.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 09:16 AM (NoB6A)

922 How do you say, "The chickens have come home to roost" in French? THAT should be the next Charlie cover.
Posted by: goatexchange at January 10, 2015 09:02 AM (sYUHT)


SHOULD THIS BE NEXT WEEK'S CHARLIE HEBDO COVER?

http://therightscoop.com/should-this-be-next-weeks-charlie-hebdo-cover/

The title simply reads: "Urgent: Hiring six new cartoonists."

It is an elegant and stark image that speaks volumes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 09:17 AM (IXrOn)

923
The title simply reads: "Urgent: Hiring six new cartoonists."



It is an elegant and stark image that speaks volumes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 09:17 AM (IXrOn)



I'd draw for them in a heartbeat, if I a.) could be conservative and b.) could pack heat.
I suspect the first would be more difficult than the latter.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 10, 2015 09:19 AM (yxw0r)

924 "Urgent: Hiring six new cartoonists."


Wow.



Not the funny.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 09:19 AM (NoB6A)

925 "Urgent: Hiring six new cartoonists."


Wow.



Not the funny.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2015 09:19 AM (NoB6A)



poignant

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 09:21 AM (IXrOn)

926

- 1 F here (-18 C)

at least I fed the birds squirrels yesterday

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 10, 2015 09:23 AM (IXrOn)

927 I've made one round trip to the horse farm (16 miles rt ) and I've got four more to make before seven tonight, including one right around kickoff of the 4 o'clock game. And of course, BC happens to be playing hoops on TV down here, at the exact same time the Playoffs are on. It's going to be a day of driving, radio flipping, phone app listening.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 10, 2015 09:24 AM (2cS/G)

928 Pssstt...

nood

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2015 09:24 AM (g6jni)

929 Corgies Consider this a challenge!

Posted by: catman at January 10, 2015 09:24 AM (BhEmg)

930 Hi guys

No early thread? I can put up the politics one in a sec.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 10, 2015 09:26 AM (9BRsg)

931 Sure, why not.

Posted by: Corona at January 10, 2015 09:55 AM (fh2Y7)

932 Why aren't (liberals) more interested in why Islamic ideas so often manifest in violence?

Because their motivating impulse, in all things, is envy. It's seen in politics and economics more openly, but it's there in religion too. For example, much of the hate towards Israel is, expressly admitted when you push the point, because they despise the Jews for claiming to be the chosen people. You think you're better than me?!?. Likewise with Christianity, they are furious to be accused of being hell-bound for their sins. How dare you say my sexual exploration is sinful!

They simply can't bear to criticize Islam because that would make Judaism and Christianity look good by comparison. And to acknowledge real evil would expose their anti-Christian venom as fickle and petty.

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