Tuesday Morning Open Thread

It's Primary Election day here in Pennsylvania. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, be sure to go out and cast your ballot today.

I'll be doing some volunteering at the polls, so I don't have time to put together a news dump.

Posted by: BenK at 08:02 AM




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1 Foist?

Posted by: Citizen X at May 19, 2015 08:02 AM (7ObY1)

2 Gah. Forgot to get my registration changed when I moved. Will have to do that for the general.

Posted by: joncelli at May 19, 2015 08:06 AM (RD7QR)

3 I love me the smell of some new thread in the morning...

Posted by: 2L at May 19, 2015 08:07 AM (TaO1J)

4 Wide open spaces in here.

Posted by: Snafu at May 19, 2015 08:08 AM (ijC3U)

5 Good morning! Does anybody know of a website that contains information about Pennsylvania judges? There are three races for the Supreme Court, and I don't know anything about these people.

I have to go to work, but I'll peek in here from time to time. Otherwise I'll just have to vote for the official Republican endorsed candidates. I'd prefer to know something about who I'm voting for.

Posted by: rickl at May 19, 2015 08:09 AM (sdi6R)

6 In all seriousness, I am now suing this place for five million dollars.

The reason? rdbrewer's colon selfies.

Unmarked, nonsequential twenties, please.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 19, 2015 08:10 AM (659DL)

7 Back from a 3-day camping trip to Allegheny State Park. Got a good dose of poison ivy all down my arm

But we had a blast!

Just saw that YES bassist Chris Squire has leukemia and is dropping out of the band's current tour for treatment. Sad, sad news. He's my favorite bassist.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 19, 2015 08:14 AM (7ObY1)

8 So, who else woke up this morning from a dream about the collapse of the dollar?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:18 AM (t//F+)

9 I'll be doing some volunteering at the polls, so I don't have time to put together a news dump.

Posted by: BenK at 08:02 AM

Watch out for those pesky New Black Panthers, Ben K.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2015 08:18 AM (48QDY)

10 Where is the cowbell?

I gotta have my cowbell!

Posted by: Yes means Maybe at May 19, 2015 08:19 AM (7wyDO)

11 Snow here today. Enough to cover the grass. Roads are wet, mostly. Very localized snow. Should be sunny and warm tomorrow afternoon.

Landscaping work discontinued until it warms up again.

Posted by: Chas Bud Flowers at May 19, 2015 08:19 AM (YI9Ph)

12 Posted by: rickl at May 19, 2015 08:09 AM (sdi6R)

NC went non-partisan and the state provides bio, etc for the judges here.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2015 08:21 AM (48QDY)

13 "So, who else woke up this morning from a dream about the collapse of the dollar?"

I woke up from a dream about small unit tactics in a house to house attack/defense.

Posted by: Chas Bud Flowers at May 19, 2015 08:21 AM (YI9Ph)

14 Here is a think piece: reflecting on the "silent Tory" and what it might mean

http://tinyurl.com/lenufx7

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:21 AM (t//F+)

15 "So, who else woke up this morning from a dream about the collapse of the dollar?"

Apparently not Boris Yellen at the Fed.

I'm a longstanding dollar bear, but right now, although the USA is a terrible economic mess, so is the rest of the world. Badly enough so that corrupt, uncompetitive, farked-up America with Obamanomics looks like a safe haven by comparison.

I doubt that happy situation will last, but I don't see a greenback implosion in the cards in the near term. In the longer term? The buck is a goner.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2015 08:21 AM (noWW6)

16 In 2016, I want Clinton, Obama, and the whole rotten lot prosecuted for treason and hanged.

Posted by: Feh at May 19, 2015 08:22 AM (HOye3)

17 Simply heartbreaking:

http://tinyurl.com/lgz8eej

Muslims get nasty surprise at super market - won't be going to paradise - no virgins.

heh, heh, heh.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 08:22 AM (BZAd3)

18 Christie says many of the 69% of state residents that feel he wouldn't make a good president just want him to stay as Governor.

I hate that dipshit.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2015 08:22 AM (48QDY)

19 So, who else woke up this morning from a dream about the collapse of the dollar?

A few nights ago, I dreamed I was standing on the surface of Geminon when the cylons attacked.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:22 AM (O7MnT)

20 Well, Vic picked the wrong day to pay hooky.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 08:23 AM (0FSuD)

21 i woke up from a dream of being stuck in a parking structure that was falling down.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 19, 2015 08:23 AM (0O7c5)

22 We heard there is a rowdy brawl in here and want to join in the mayhem.

What? It's Rowdy Blog? Well, can we come in and have a brawl anyways?

Posted by: Texas Bikers at May 19, 2015 08:24 AM (1BQGO)

23 Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2015 08:22 AM (48QDY)

Spare me.

You have no idea.....

I live in NJ.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2015 08:25 AM (Zu3d9)

24 7
Back from a 3-day camping trip to Allegheny State Park. Got a good dose of poison ivy all down my arm



Make a baking soda paste with water.. Scratch the shit of it and then apply paste. Paste will dry up and remove the shit AND it is safe to use at night.


It's just baking soda. Don't bother with Calamine lotion, waste of money.



If it is real bad, get a Dos pack of Pedisone. Will clean it right up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 08:26 AM (0FSuD)

25 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2015 08:25 AM (Zu3d9)

But, but, but R! FTW!

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2015 08:26 AM (48QDY)

26 *sits around pantless


No adult supervision I see.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2015 08:26 AM (Fpm+M)

27 "Christie says many of the 69% of state residents that feel he wouldn't make a good president just want him to stay as Governor. "

I can agree with that.
I would rather he stay on as Governor as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 19, 2015 08:27 AM (VPLuQ)

28 "I woke up from a dream about small unit tactics in a house to house attack/defense."

When I used to have dreams about the future, it would be about the Pleasant Place And Time Yet To Come, when Clever New Technology would have Solved All The Big Problems.

Now when I have dreams about the future, it's pretty much the same as is related above. That's when the dreams are good. When they're bad? Let's not go into that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2015 08:27 AM (noWW6)

29 So, who else woke up this morning from a dream about the collapse of the dollar?

An economist proposes abolishing cash and nationalizing all banking; so the Government can control the economy better and make everything perfect forever.

http://tinyurl.com/ljok3ym

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:27 AM (O7MnT)

30 From Ricochet's morning dump (Daily Shot):

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday in the case of Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne. In most states, taxpayers are given a deduction for income taxes paid on out-of-state earnings so as to avoid double taxation. While Maryland employs that practice for its basic state income tax, it hasn't allowed it for so-called "piggyback taxes" that the state collects and then distributes to Maryland counties and to the city of Baltimore.

Maryland is one mile wide at its narrowest, borders four other states (West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware), as well as the District of Columbia, and is within spitting distance (less than 20 miles, but a three-hour drive because of traffic) of New Jersey. So, aside from being ridiculously unfair, this policy has also impacted a lot of people.

The court decided 5 - 4, to strike down the income tax law. Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that the law has the same economic effect as a state tariff, "the quintessential evil targeted by the dormant Commerce Clause."


I just signed up for Ricochet yesterday. I'll let you guys know if it's worth the 40 bucks.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:28 AM (RWGcK)

31 Venezuela is holding national primary elections.

"Some candidates in Sunday's primaries are still jailed on charges related to last year's protests, including Daniel Ceballos, the former mayor of the restive city of San Cristobal. In a quirk of Venezuelan law, a win in the general election could spring the 31-year-old politician from jail because legislators receive immunity from prosecution during their terms.

Maduro, whose popularity has hovered in the 20 percent range for months, has repeatedly boasted that his United Socialist Party of Venezuela will clobber the opposition at the polls."

http://tinyurl.com/lx4xuf8

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:28 AM (t//F+)

32 Make a baking soda paste with water..


That's what I always do. The old ways are usually the best ways, in my experience.



Posted by: Citizen X at May 19, 2015 08:28 AM (7ObY1)

33 A cashless economy; taking fiat money to a new level.

Posted by: Chas Bud Flowers at May 19, 2015 08:28 AM (YI9Ph)

34
22 We heard there is a rowdy brawl in here and want to join in the mayhem.

What? It's Rowdy Blog? Well, can we come in and have a brawl anyways?

Posted by: Texas Bikers at May 19, 2015 08:24 AM (1BQGO)

Do
you intend to play nice? I'm a big fan of redemption, and certain
characteristics of your posting have been similar to folks who were
recently banned -- that doesn't mean that you are that recently-banned
person or that you deserve to be banned in any way shape or form -- or
that I have any power to ban you......but if there were a three-factor
banning, I may have spotted one -- which I might know about 'cause I've
been around forever.

But I'm really not in the banning business
and would prefer to speak of redemption. I live in the constant hope of
redemption, because people are flawed.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 19, 2015 05:41 AM (T1005)

I really truly hope it's not you and that this disclosure doesn't cause you pain.....or that it's you and this is the first step toward redemption. Unfortunately, the middle case is that you're innocent and this is a PITA -- and I'd wish that to nobody.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 19, 2015 06:12 AM (T1005)

Posted by: Ron Paul's Wrinkled ass at May 19, 2015 08:29 AM (iLVH9)

35 USAF wants to put laser weapons on the F-35. So it will be a shitty airplane... with lasers.

http://tinyurl.com/lhb5mu4

(Yeah, sorry, I'm not Vic)

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:29 AM (O7MnT)

36 i woke up from a dream of being stuck in a parking structure that was falling down.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 19, 2015 08:23 AM (0O7c5)
---

Yesterday I work up at around 5 a.m. while in the midst of a major Frustration Dream about being at a restaurant that had the worst service ever.

If you knew me, you'd appreciate that was a nightmare.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:30 AM (RWGcK)

37 PA primary. And which RINO should i vote for? No longer wasting time on that scam.

Posted by: drill_thrawl at May 19, 2015 08:30 AM (fO0en)

38 Morning

Was all sick yesterday, and today I'm at work, but still sick - yay me

I listened to and read about those sky trumpets that you guys were talking about and I'm fairly convinced its a HOAX. Wife thought probably naturally-occuring because after the rolling boulders thing she just figures the natural world is stranger than we can imagine.

Posted by: Bigby's Index Finger at May 19, 2015 08:30 AM (3ZtZW)

39 If you are really ballsy, you can rub it with liquid tide. Burns like shit, but I guess the bleach in it kills the poison ivy.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 08:30 AM (0FSuD)

40 Please cut it out, both of you.

Also, do NOT post your email address. I had it cleaned up in the ONT, but please just drop this or take it off-line.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:31 AM (RWGcK)

41 Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2015 08:26 AM (48QDY)

I was pleased with him for the first part of his first term. But he has been all bluster and no substance. Taxes are still out of control, state services are a joke, the city schools suck (which drains money from the suburbs), the cops are jackbooted thugs who hate gun owners, and there is absolutely no way that I can exercise my God-given right to bear arms.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2015 08:31 AM (Zu3d9)

42 An economist proposes abolishing cash and nationalizing all banking; so the Government can control the economy better and make everything perfect forever.


I thought we already had all that. except the cashless part. But that's coming soon enough.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 08:31 AM (nqiq9)

43 SCOAMF now on Twitter. "The bear is loose," says VJ.

http://tinyurl.com/lopv3qc

Bear, my ass. The guy is totally a twink.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:32 AM (O7MnT)

44 Posted by: Ron Paul's Wrinkled ass at May 19, 2015 08:29 AM (iLVH9)

Stop this shit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2015 08:32 AM (Zu3d9)

45 Huh oh, Y-Not is pissed. This early in the day? Someone is going to suffer.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 08:32 AM (0FSuD)

46 Welcome to the party, pal.

http://tinyurl.com/l2m8rak

Turks wondering if their leader is insane.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 08:33 AM (BZAd3)

47 "Please cut it out, both of you."

Near as I can figure, it's just one of them.

Cooth ain't here. Things he posted earlier are being reposted.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2015 08:33 AM (noWW6)

48 Those OTC poison ivy scrubs work very well. I can't recall which kind we used, Tecnu or Zanfel, but my husband gets a very bad rx to poison ivy and it gave him significant relief.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:33 AM (RWGcK)

49 Chelsea Clinton is, apparently, a scrunt. No one at NBC News allowed to talk to her. People quitting the CGI rather than work under her.

http://tinyurl.com/kva4pum

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:34 AM (O7MnT)

50 For once, I followed and thoroughly read every link in BenK's dump. And wasn't bored out of my skull!

Seriously, how will The Federalist, Natl Review, and Jammie get by without the extra hits today?

Oh, look, time to feed the pets.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat cat cat cat DOG! at May 19, 2015 08:34 AM (chFFu)

51 N. Ireland court declares that a baker had to bake a cake that expressed support for gay marriage (currently illegal in N. Ireland).

It's not for a Gay Wedding...,

http://www.equalityni.org/Footer-Links/News/Individuals/Decision-Lee-v-Ashers-Baking-Co-Ltd

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 19, 2015 08:34 AM (7YlUk)

52 G'morning. More rain today. At least the sun was out yesterday. That's like one whole day in the past two weeks.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 19, 2015 08:34 AM (SCvwT)

53 Ummm, my dreams are more fun.

Posted by: MTF, this is my sad face at May 19, 2015 08:34 AM (FCsIb)

54 I am a paper tiger, nip sip.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:34 AM (RWGcK)

55 Or, as it's known here in Philadelphia, election day.

Posted by: Chupacabras at May 19, 2015 08:35 AM (CGjum)

56 If you have rashes from poison oak/ivy, try getting benedryl gel-caps and smearing the goo inside on the rash.
It also works like a dream on bee stings.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:35 AM (t//F+)

57 @48

I've used them. The ones you use before you go in the woods seem to work. I have gotten less allergic to it as I get older. When I was a kid I was in the hospital with it.



Now, the alcohol sweat protects me! Yeah, that's it.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 08:36 AM (0FSuD)

58 Chelsea Clinton is, apparently, a scrunt. No one at NBC News allowed to talk to her. People quitting the CGI rather than work under her.
---

I am shocked to hear that a talentless hack who had power handed to her by her anti-social parents makes a poor manager and work colleague!

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:36 AM (RWGcK)

59 >>>>USAF wants to put laser weapons on the F-35. So it will be a shitty airplane... with lasers.

http://tinyurl.com/lhb5mu4

(Yeah, sorry, I'm not Vic)
.
.
.
.The F-35 is what happens when they try to design an airplane that is all things to everyone. Fighter, bomber, ground attack aircraft, long range interceptor, stealth night fighter, etc. One single airframe can't be made to excel at all of these roles, it simply isn't physically possible, so it winds up sucking at everything.

And it costs 80 gazillion dollars a copy and has the most expensive maintenance tail in the history of flight to boot.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 19, 2015 08:36 AM (iONHu)

60 >>> Now when I have dreams about the future, it's pretty much the same as is related above. That's when the dreams are good. When they're bad? Let's not go into that.

Have you seen the brit series black mirror?

Posted by: Bigby's Index Finger at May 19, 2015 08:36 AM (3ZtZW)

61 BBL got to get house ready for maid. Go figure. Clean up before maid comes to clean up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 08:37 AM (0FSuD)

62 "Bear, my ass. The guy is totally a twink."

"The Bear" has a new connotation among a certain demographic. Either Obama's Administration is unaware of this new slang or he's bragging about something. Impossible to know what is in his head; could go either way, or he's just trolling.

Posted by: Chas Bud Flowers at May 19, 2015 08:37 AM (YI9Ph)

63
Gotta hide the bong

Posted by: Ron Paul's Wrinkled ass at May 19, 2015 08:37 AM (iLVH9)

64 Thank the good Lord, I couldn't take another advert for Judge. Vote morons

Posted by: Jrr at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (BdVar)

65 Can you imagine if Hilldogger's family got the same media treatment Palins family receives?

Posted by: MTF, this is my sad face at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (FCsIb)

66 Guard your pic-a-nic baskets!

Posted by: Ranger Smith at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (JO9+V)

67 Technu worked really well (for me) for poison ivy. A little bleach in a hot bath works it if gets too bad. Had to resort to that the last time I cut wood. (me: what are these little vines on the tree bark that I just cut? Lets pull them off. Hey, I have to pee.........you can guess the rest.)

Always pee with no hands when you're in the woods.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (nqiq9)

68 Chelsea Clinton is, apparently, a scrunt. No one at NBC News allowed to
talk to her. People quitting the CGI rather than work under her.


THAT'S MY GIRL!

Posted by: Cankles at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (oVJmc)

69 Another triumph of socialized health care; Medicaid dentists billed the Govt. for $175M in shoddy/unnecessary dental work on kids.

http://tinyurl.com/lwxb97u

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (O7MnT)

70 Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:36 AM (RWGcK)

Who are you talking about?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2015 08:39 AM (Zu3d9)

71 Alerted my Penn folk to vote like the wind!

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2015 08:40 AM (go5uR)

72 >>Who are you talking about?

OMG. Good point! LOL

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:41 AM (RWGcK)

73 Over at Weasel Zippers, there is a post about the protesters pay. I wonder if the cities affected could use RICO laws to go after the money that put that shit on.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 19, 2015 08:41 AM (jsWA8)

74 >>> shoddy/unnecessary dental work on kids.

Had one of those closed down around 3 years ago and they were reported as doing root canals on baby teeth!

Posted by: Bigby's Index Finger at May 19, 2015 08:41 AM (3ZtZW)

75 Poison ivy. I use Fels-Naptha soap after any venture jn the woods. Works a treat.

Posted by: drill_thrawl at May 19, 2015 08:41 AM (fO0en)

76 "Have you seen the brit series black mirror?"

Wouldn't have. I killed the television a while back.

Most of my thinking about the future is increasingly informed by the past. Reading a ton of history about previous examples of overstretched, undercapitalized, incompetently and corruptly led imperial nations, and their consequent blowing up. It's never pretty. And it can happen damn quick.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2015 08:42 AM (noWW6)

77 Are any of you morons (or 'ettes) Ricochet subscribers?

It has some nice features, but I'm finding the interface for finding specific people less than ideal.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:42 AM (RWGcK)

78 Had one of those closed down around 3 years ago and they were reported as doing root canals on baby teeth!

That which can be defrauded, will be defrauded.

This is also the mission statement of the Clinton Foundation.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 19, 2015 08:43 AM (659DL)

79 Kabul. Hell, I'd plum forgot about A-stan, what with the rest of the world's shit being spread to the wind:

http://tinyurl.com/lsxrxt5

Kabul - the next Saigon.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 08:43 AM (BZAd3)

80 Always pee with no hands when you're in the woods.
Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (nqiq9)


A roommate had that issue once. I laughed my ass off.

Baby wipes work good in this situation, and I think Technu has their product in a wipe-form too.

In the Spring, the poison oak vines are full of sap, and it will spin off your chain when you are cutting firewood. If you are in the plane of the bar you will get spattered, and I found the sap spots start turning your skin black as the rash develops.
I had recently seen Evil Dead, so I found it a touch worrysome.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:44 AM (t//F+)

81 The sidebar reports that 1 in 8 of every deaths in the Netherlands is euthanasia in action.

Considering many deaths are sudden and natural, as in heart attacks or the result of fast acting disease, the actual proportion of elderly deaths that is euthanasia must be preposterously large.

So if Ajax has a bad game do the numbers spike? People must just eye their older relatives in simmering anger, just waiting for the right moment.

Posted by: MTF, this is my sad face at May 19, 2015 08:44 AM (FCsIb)

82 . If you are a Pennsylvania resident, be sure to go out and cast your ballot today.

--

You're not the boss of me!

I'm not voting today. Already got two minor bad things happen to me since yesterday, so I am sticking to routine as much as possible.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 08:45 AM (cbfNE)

83 And when he says "clobber them at the polls" he really, really means it literally.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 19, 2015 08:45 AM (V70Uh)

84 Agree with Citizen X's comment about favorite bassist Chris Squire; best wishes for a complete recovery

Posted by: zeera at May 19, 2015 08:45 AM (zVaO0)

85 Commie Democrat Bernie Sanders one-ups Obama... promises all college "free" to everybody.

http://tinyurl.com/l4utbwf

"Vote Democrat: We'll take money away from people you're envious of and spend it on you."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:46 AM (O7MnT)

86 Thus endeth my feeble attempt to stand in for Vic.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 08:46 AM (O7MnT)

87 "Kabul - the next Saigon."

I wonder how many Beltway-elite policymakers had ever even heard of the horrific British retreat from Kabul?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2015 08:47 AM (noWW6)

88 Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:44 AM (t//F+)

Love the Evil Dead movies. The scene where BC chases his hand around the room is hilarious.

Yeah. The wife was merciless when it happened. "Scratching the poison ivy" became an unusual euphemism for us.....

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 08:47 AM (nqiq9)

89 >>>> Wouldn't have. I killed the television a while back.

Makes sense. It were kinda Twilight Zone. One was where everybody lived a serf-like existence and this girl went on a reality/talent show to get out of that, failed, then was commanded to perform degrading things for video in order not to be sent back to that....

Seems almost visible on the horizon, doesn't it?

Posted by: Bigby's Index Finger at May 19, 2015 08:48 AM (3ZtZW)

90 Was that you swinging the banhamner on the ONT late shift Y-not? If so, thank you, that troll was nothing but insulting, not even clever.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at May 19, 2015 08:48 AM (Gosad)

91 I wonder how many Beltway-elite policymakers had ever even heard of the horrific British retreat from Kabul?

Nothing from the last century or before counts for anything. Unless it's the Crusades.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 19, 2015 08:48 AM (659DL)

92 Black Mirror is on netflix. Haven't seen it.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 08:49 AM (cbfNE)

93 Credentialing: Saturday night closed our local symphony season, and it was a big 'un, Mahler No. 7. I know there are a lot of Mahler fans here, so I won't have to remind you that there is a lame-ass ("European") mandolin solo in there, and just a hint, off in the distance of the mountain passes, of...cowbell. Not the only symphonic appearance of cowbell, but one of the prominent ones.

It's long, and it was good. So at the end, there is some general cheering and such, and I had to do it. "More cowbell!" I intoned. And people around me, my age and younger, had No Effin Idea what that even meant. Just one guy, actually older, more or less got it and gave me an indulgent grin. I immediately regretted not having the generational chutzpah [we ay "balls"] to have yelled it during the actual playing, which would have been Epic, but Wrong.

So I says to him, after about 82 minutes of Mahler eviscerating his inner notions right there on our stage, "Want to get lynched?" He appeared quizzical. And I yelled "Play it again!" And we left laughing.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 19, 2015 08:49 AM (xq1UY)

94 Bruce Campbell is one of my favorite actors. I start grinning whenever I see him on screen.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 08:50 AM (cbfNE)

95 >>Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at May 19, 2015 08:48 AM

I don't have the keys to the hammer, but I alerted the Real Cobs about the issue. I guess one of them got fed up.

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 08:51 AM (RWGcK)

96 1 in 8 of every deaths in the Netherlands is euthanasia in action.

Is this how the Danes got tall so fast?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 19, 2015 08:52 AM (xq1UY)

97 I wonder how many Beltway-elite policymakers had ever even heard of the horrific British retreat from Kabul?
Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2015 08:47 AM (noWW6)

I guess we'll know when the shit's about to hit the fan...

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs will come out and tell us there's nothing to worry about.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 08:52 AM (BZAd3)

98 Just take a dump at the poll....

Posted by: MMM at May 19, 2015 08:52 AM (mwcEF)

99 Holy moly! HotMethane reports that George the lying lier has a contract that pays him $105 million over seven years. And that's just his current deal!

Those numbers are unimaginably huge for a political payoff.

Posted by: MTF, this is my sad face at May 19, 2015 08:53 AM (FCsIb)

100 I miss all the troll fun.

/kicks dirt
//at AllenG

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 19, 2015 08:53 AM (659DL)

101
1 in 8 of every deaths in the Netherlands is euthanasia in action.

Tuesday is Soylent Green Day.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 19, 2015 08:54 AM (V70Uh)

102 Just take a dump at the poll....


That's all ready been done...twice.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 19, 2015 08:54 AM (o/3Hk)

103 Holy moly! HotMethane reports that George the lying lier has a contract
that pays him $105 million over seven years. And that's just his
current deal!


For political sabotage, that's a bargain.

Posted by: Cankles at May 19, 2015 08:54 AM (oVJmc)

104 I'm not voting today. Already got two minor bad things happen to me since yesterday, so I am sticking to routine as much as possible.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 08:45 AM
________

Fulfilling your civic duty begins with taking care of personal stuff and things at home first. (I hope all turns out well.)

Posted by: FireHorse at May 19, 2015 08:55 AM (2OdVw)

105 HotMethane reports that George the lying lier has a contract that pays him $105 million over seven years.

....BUT WE DON'T HAVE MONEY TO OPERATE ALL THOSE FOREIGN BUREAUS ANYMORE.

P.S.: NBC pays Matt "Civil War" Lauer 25 large a year.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 19, 2015 08:55 AM (659DL)

106 Massive turnout in Guatemala demanding president Perez Molina steps down

Oh, look, the Guatemalans have an issue with corruption.

http://tinyurl.com/m8qznve

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:55 AM (t//F+)

107 Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 08:50 AM (cbfNE)

BC: "Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things: Jack and shit... and Jack just left town."

Wouldn't mind saying that to a few people myself.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 08:56 AM (nqiq9)

108 Over at Weasel Zippers, there is a post about the protesters pay. I wonder if the cities affected could use RICO laws to go after the money that put that shit on.

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And now they're all pissed off they haven't been paid as promised. What's the world coming to when you commit treason on contract and then they refuse to pay?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 19, 2015 08:57 AM (ee9LE)

109 Nothing solves a poison ivy rash better than... you know, one of those...

Yeah! Cheese graters, that's it!

Posted by: Billy Crystal at May 19, 2015 08:57 AM (8td12)

110 Oh, look, the Guatemalans have an issue with corruption.

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But we're number one!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 19, 2015 08:58 AM (ee9LE)

111 Posted by: FireHorse at May 19, 2015 08:55 AM (2OdVw)

--

Aw, thanks FH.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 08:59 AM (cbfNE)

112 Morning all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2015 09:00 AM (rDqRv)

113 Nice ONT last night although I was asleep before it was posted. I like the 'isolationism with drones' concept.

I'm going to have to actually read the slate article about homemade iron smelting or whatever too. Making your own bread, growing your own vegetables, making your own bullets...it all goes together.

Posted by: Lea at May 19, 2015 09:00 AM (lIU4e)

114 Something nice:

Adorable toddler meets Army dad returning home http://bit.ly/1Ef32kn

Posted by: Y-not at May 19, 2015 09:01 AM (RWGcK)

115 But we're number one!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 19, 2015 08:58 AM (ee9LE)
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We have to be number one. The Clintons themselves are probably #1 by a wide margin, so when you throw in big city government and state governments I'd expect even the Romans to look respectful.

Posted by: MTF, this is my sad face at May 19, 2015 09:03 AM (FCsIb)

116 "103 members of my brigade died there."

http://tinyurl.com/kulo465

Iraq vets sound off on the fall of Ramadi.

Just like Vietnam. These guys sacrifice is being dishonored by everyone, including the top military leadership.

We learned shit from our history about how self interested and superficial and dishonorable our politicians can be.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 09:04 AM (BZAd3)

117 Thanks Y-not! I am such a sucker for those videos, as is my whole family. We pass these around.

Posted by: MTF at May 19, 2015 09:06 AM (FCsIb)

118 56
If you have rashes from poison oak/ivy, try getting benedryl gel-caps and smearing the goo inside on the rash.
It also works like a dream on bee stings.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 08:35 AM (t//F+)

thank you!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 19, 2015 09:06 AM (0O7c5)

119 you ok votermom?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 19, 2015 09:07 AM (0O7c5)

120 blessed are the cheese graters

Posted by: Bigby's Index Finger at May 19, 2015 09:07 AM (3ZtZW)

121 SCOAMF now on Twitter. "The bear is loose," says VJ.

Pfft. How soon does that account get shut down or otherwise blocked because racist haters dare to tell the dog-eating crackhead that he's a worthless POS?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 19, 2015 09:08 AM (zF6Iw)

122 1 in 8 of every deaths in the Netherlands is euthanasia in action.

Holy fuck.

(Can we still say fuck? I might be saying all the fucks today.)

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 19, 2015 09:09 AM (ZKzrr)

123 And now they're all pissed off they haven't been
paid as promised. What's the world coming to when you commit treason on
contract and then they refuse to pay?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 19, 2015 08:57 AM (ee9LE)


It would be hilarious if a block of them went to a labor law attorney and filed suit for back pay, working condition violations (breaks and lunch? no OT?), attorney fees and penalties.

They could use news feeds for proof of "being at the site of employment"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2015 09:09 AM (t//F+)

124 How soon does that account get shut down or otherwise blocked because
racist haters dare to tell the dog-eating crackhead that he's a
worthless POS?


They won't shut down that account. They'll just down the dissenting accounts.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 19, 2015 09:09 AM (ZKzrr)

125 You fucked up soldier.

You trusted us.

Posted by: Politicians and Generals at May 19, 2015 09:11 AM (V70Uh)

126 SCOAMF now on Twitter. "The bear is loose," says VJ.

the bear? i thought he was more a twink

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 19, 2015 09:12 AM (0O7c5)

127 This looks like a very cool event:

http://tinyurl.com/l445x93

Bullets and Bourbon

Loads of awesome speakers.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 09:13 AM (BZAd3)

128 We learned shit from our history about how self interested and superficial and dishonorable our politicians can be.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 09:04
________

To the contrary, quite a bit was learned from the Vietnam War and its immediate aftermath. In fact, that has become the template for progressive foreign policy, domestic activism and news reporting.

Worse, they know that WE know that this is what they're doing and they're doing it anyway. It's not enough for them to win; they need for us to know that we lost.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 19, 2015 09:13 AM (wdXFj)

129 They'll just down drone the dissenting accounts.

Have fun storming America, Mr. President!

Posted by: Billy Crystal at May 19, 2015 09:13 AM (8td12)

130 Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 19, 2015 09:07 AM (0O7c5)

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Oh, I'm ok, thanks for asking. Just annoyed. Yesterday I went to get my blood drawn and the tech flubbed it so now I have a painful bruised vein.
This morning I managed to lose a contact lens while trying to put it on. Searched every inch of the area - can't find it. It's a rgp so it's gonna be a wait & $ to order a replacement.
So now I'm just waiting for the 3rd bad luck thing.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 09:14 AM (cbfNE)

131 75
Poison ivy. I use Fels-Naptha soap after any venture jn the woods. Works a treat.

Posted by: drill_thrawl at May 19, 2015 08:41 AM (fO0en)

Laundry old time lye soap will take off the ivy oil when you get back. Same as Fels

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 19, 2015 09:14 AM (0FSuD)

132 nood

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 19, 2015 09:14 AM (V70Uh)

133 "Vote Democrat: We'll take money away from people you're envious of and spend it on you."

"Except we'll actually be giving it to ourselves and our Union boss leaders - so you won't see shit, but vote for us anyway."

Democrats 1861: I have the right to make other people work my land against their will.

Democrats 2015: I have the right to make other people work for my benefit against their will.

Not seeing a whole lot of progress there.

Posted by: An Observation at May 19, 2015 09:15 AM (MNGke)

134 BLAAAAAAARGH.

If Shrillery gets the nom, the Dems' mascot should be changed from a donkey to the drama llama.

I'm going to drink the agave into extinction at this rate...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12 at May 19, 2015 09:15 AM (DT3rQ)

135 Narcissist in chief just had to document his first tweet


http://tinyurl.com/kdsd7q3

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2015 09:16 AM (fWAjv)

136 Poison Ivy? (trigger warning: old phart's ramble follows)

Twenty years back, when we moved to the old family ranch, I started clearing long-neglected trees and fences of a multitude of strangling vines. Despite long sleeves and caution, I ended up with the horror of my youth, poison ivy rash, all down my left forearm. Itching, running, spreading fast, just as bad as it ever had in my woodsier early years, when I could end up bed-ridden for days. Yes, Mom slathered us with that useless pink paste and we were told "don't scratch." Ahhhgggg.

Milady and I had been trying homeopathy out for a while, with surprising success (especially under our homeopathic MD back in Chicago). I took this as a chance for experimentation.

Took the poison ivy remedy. For the first time in my life, the pustules dried up and disappeared, the itching lessened, and the redness began receding, in a little over a day. Normal recession, really, just accelerated.

I was impressed, but then disappointed because there was just one small patch left that, while not pustulating, was still red and itchy. I mused to Milady the Healer, you know, this (the remaining afflicted area) looks like poison oak. So, I took the poison oak homeopathic, and that rash went away, too.

Repeated for several years since. Started taking a maintenance dose in the Spring, and my ivy reactions never came back as bad. Haven't had any in a while, although I haven't been out in the green as much in recent years.

Yeah, yeah, I know, homeopathy. Could all be explained by my more adult tolerance and then developed immunity and the sugar pills do nothing like the skeptics insist. Whatever. Not making a recommendation. Just reporting the anecdotal experience of one long-suffering ivy victim.

If it's all placebo effect, I don't care, as long as it works, right? Apparently psychosomatic auto-healing works for animals, too, per homeopathy's success on several cats' brown recluse bites.

FWIW, reporting from the field - field full of poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and a world of things to make me scratch and sneeze and bleed and ooze.

Posted by: mindful webworker - volunteer guinea pig at May 19, 2015 09:17 AM (chFFu)

137 Good news!

Welfare being limited: http://tinyurl.com/lk3gvro

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 19, 2015 09:20 AM (vg8iE)

138 Jewish woman attacked by African women in Paris:

http://tinyurl.com/ksnmhjd

When the Jews leave, just like everywhere else in history, they'll find out that there is a cost that comes with not having Jews in your midst. Don't take my word for it.

Look at everyplace where Jews have been expelled or have fled because of pogroms.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 19, 2015 09:20 AM (BZAd3)

139 More welfare limitation: http://tinyurl.com/lp7hzac

I don't think the writer could use the word "Republican" more times if he tried.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 19, 2015 09:21 AM (vg8iE)

140 mindful webworker, my H uses homeopathic pills for a lot of stuff. The sinus / allergy / cough ones really seem to help D

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2015 09:22 AM (cbfNE)

141 "As a society, we are encouraging people at times to make poor decisions and then we reward them."

"And they reward us in return, see how that works?" - The Democrats

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 19, 2015 09:25 AM (O7MnT)

142 Jewish woman attacked by African women in Paris:



http://tinyurl.com/ksnmhjd



When the Jews leave, just like everywhere else in history, they'll
find out that there is a cost that comes with not having Jews in your
midst. Don't take my word for it.



Look at everyplace where Jews have been expelled or have fled because of pogroms.


Its almost like God was serious about that "I will curse those who curse Israel and bless those who bless Israel". Who knew?

Posted by: An Observation at May 19, 2015 09:27 AM (MNGke)

143 Just looked at the art thread comments. Crazytown. Time for me to go on about whatever my day is supposed to be. Vaya con Dios, amigos!

Posted by: mindful webworker - onward, through the fog at May 19, 2015 09:39 AM (chFFu)

144 Posted by: mindful webworker - volunteer guinea pig at May 19, 2015 09:17 AM (chFFu)

I used to work with an old hillbilly in southern Ohio who made a KILLING making poison ivy pills. He made a brew (wouldn't tell us how) that incorporated the poison ivy into the pill. The local drugstores and health stores kept him cleaned out and that old dude made a killing. I assume these pills are the same homeopathic remedy you were talking about ?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 10:24 AM (nqiq9)

145 Always pee with no hands when you're in the woods.
Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 19, 2015 08:38 AM (nqiq9)

Had a friend that was hiking with his girlfriend when the mood hit them along the trail. Well they stepped a little ways of the trail to bump nasty, well neither one was able to identify poison ivy. So they ended up bumping nasty in the middle of a poison ivy patch. You never met 2 more miserable people. Head to toe rash.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 19, 2015 10:35 AM (S+el1)

146 No local new who is going to be the next Mayor of Philadelphia for the next 8 years is going to be.

Posted by: skip at May 19, 2015 08:42 PM (uo286)

147 Missed it by that much. At 2100hrs they announced Kenney won by a overwhelming majority (45,000 to around 3,000 by all the others). Look for the unions to run rough shod over Philadelphia with the new Mayor running the show.

Posted by: skip at May 20, 2015 05:19 PM (uo286)

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