Early Morning Thread 6/07/15 [krakatoa]

Good morning morons.

How your weekend was longer than mine.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:00 AM




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1 Not long enough. Never is.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 07, 2015 05:59 AM (HalrA)

2 What weekend?

Work later today.

Should be thankful for a job, I guess.

Posted by: Golfman at June 07, 2015 06:08 AM (48QDY)

3 Going good so far, weathers perfect, 1 triple crown winner and F-1 this afternoon.

Posted by: Skip at June 07, 2015 06:15 AM (av6Vs)

4 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJachson at June 07, 2015 06:17 AM (KCxzN)

5 must have moar kauphee...can't even type my own nick correctly

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 07, 2015 06:19 AM (KCxzN)

6 "How your weekend was longer than mine."
Moar coffee?

Posted by: m at June 07, 2015 06:35 AM (cI4LP)

7 "How. Your weekend was longer than mine."
Maybe speaking some Indian (feather) language?

Posted by: m at June 07, 2015 06:36 AM (cI4LP)

8 My weekend? I got canned in the ass again--film later this week

Posted by: Sulky Sulkowitz at June 07, 2015 06:48 AM (dK38d)

9
The Office of Personnel Management database penetrated by Chinese hackers didn't use encryption or other technology to protect the Social Security numbers of federal workers, despite such measures being industry best practice.

The massive data breach there affected the records of 4.1 million current and former federal employees and may be linked to a Chinese state-backed hacker group.

Politico




Social_Security_Numbers.txt

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 07, 2015 06:48 AM (kdS6q)

10 When you are retired, everyday is a weekend, and it sucks; sitting in God's waiting room, waiting for your train to be called.

Posted by: Sal Maneo at June 07, 2015 06:49 AM (bgJbD)

11 American Pharaoh is good but I wouldn't count out the Lightning just yet.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 07, 2015 06:50 AM (aQssP)

12 Good Morning Morons, No news this morning. Just got up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 07, 2015 06:52 AM (GpgJl)

13 Just read about how Hawaii's Obamacare Exchange has failed after wasting huge amounts of cash for a system that never had a tenth of the people needed to sign up for it to be viable.

This is common for Obastardcare. When the SCOTUS votes that the subsidies are illegal for the rest of the states, they'll collapse as well. I'd like to punch every damned fool that voted for Obama right in the face with a set of brass knucks.

The lying scumbag promised everyone a 2500 dollar drop in costs while planning to add a lot more sick people to the system along with no extra medical resources. There was no way that this system could EVER have worked, but the bastard son of a whore got elected twice despite such incredibly blatant dishonesty.

I truly despise and loathe the people who voted for this man simply for their unfathomable stupidity. When WILL these stupid bastards learn there is no such thing as a free lunch?

Posted by: Mac at June 07, 2015 06:58 AM (XDPWw)

14 Morning Horde. Dogs got me up to feed them. Selfish little bastards. Going to go back to sleep right after they do.

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 07:10 AM (ENczY)

15 Well this might scare the PRC. Japan has managed to create a robot that learned how to use a katana.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 07, 2015 07:14 AM (Gz2AJ)

16 "I truly despise and loathe the people who voted for this man simply for their unfathomable stupidity. When WILL these stupid bastards learn there is no such thing as a free lunch?"

THIS^^^^^^^ X 100!

Posted by: Conservative in the Bluegrass State at June 07, 2015 07:15 AM (Xg82m)

17 So the only thing the Chinese hackers haven't gotten are Obama's college transcripts?

Posted by: CDR M at June 07, 2015 07:18 AM (TWXpK)

18 Morning Horde. Dogs got me up to feed them. Selfish little bastards. Going to go back to sleep right after they do.
--

LOL mine got me up to go out.

Going to do the same as you!

Posted by: Y-not at June 07, 2015 07:18 AM (RWGcK)

19 Making pulled pork today. Yummy.

Posted by: CDR M at June 07, 2015 07:21 AM (TWXpK)

20 To complain the dogs woke you up to go outside is like complaining there's not enough dog poo and pee on one's living room rug.

Be grateful your dogs like a clean house better than you do!

/Dogs are smart, expect when they're being adorable doofuses.

Posted by: RickZ at June 07, 2015 07:22 AM (Gw4xA)

21 So the only thing the Chinese hackers haven't gotten are Obama's college transcripts?

Posted by: CDR M


They did. And they're "offering" to keep them under lock and key for him.

Posted by: Retread at June 07, 2015 07:22 AM (px8hG)

22 You're probably right retread.

Posted by: CDR M at June 07, 2015 07:23 AM (TWXpK)

23 "The lying scumbag promised everyone a 2500 dollar drop in costs while planning to add a lot more sick people to the system along with no extra medical resources"

What Obama actually initially claimed during public appearances was that premiums for the average family would go down by "2500 percent".

Not making this up.

Fuckin' math. How does it work?

Of course, in a country where a majority of adult voters are mathematically illiterate to a pathetic degree, idiot politicians can spout such nonsense in perfect safety. Hey, 2500 percentamawhatsits? Sounds good! This guy obviously cares about me and my family! Oh look, the Kardashians are on next!

Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 07:23 AM (noWW6)

24

DAY 943

520 to go (593 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress myth manufacturers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 07:24 AM (St6BJ)

25
Sunny and beautiful here in Hymietown/deBolshevik land.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 07:26 AM (St6BJ)

26 When the SCOTUS votes that the subsidies are illegal for the rest of the states...

Posted by: Mac at June 07, 2015 06:58 AM (XDPWw)


Ha ha ha! Now *that's* funny!

Posted by: John Roberts at June 07, 2015 07:26 AM (nFdGS)

27
Unconstitutional, so here. Let ME help!

- - John "in with the in crowd" Roberts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 07:29 AM (St6BJ)

28
Even if by some miracle, SCOTUS decides to actually do the right thing, the GOP-e will be eager and ready to save the day.

At precisely the time when the nation is in its greatest peril, when a strong opposition party is most needed to defend law and justice, we have Quislings who are actively working with the enemies of the nation and its people.

There goes my mood. And blood pressure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 07:31 AM (St6BJ)

29 @18 and 22
You just kinda wish some hacker would get His transcripts and the Khalidi tape (if it wasn't digitized, you can damn well bet there's a transcript somewhere). Not that I'm encouraging such scoundrelist behavior, mind! (Is that a new word?)

And congrats to the horse that earned himself more sex than any horse has had in the last 30 years.

Posted by: Agent J at June 07, 2015 07:33 AM (9Mtv3)

30 Yeah J. J. That's the depressing part. The GOPe will screw it up.

Posted by: CDR M at June 07, 2015 07:34 AM (TWXpK)

31 "So the only thing the Chinese hackers haven't gotten are Obama's college transcripts?"

It can be assumed that the transcripts were already long since stored down the same memory hole where the test scores, the law firm records, the Rashid Khalidi dinner tape, the DNA test, the failed drafts of the autobiography, the membership card for "Man's Country", and the original paper birth certificate had all already been safely tucked away.

No, what the Chinese hackers got was actually better than all of that stuff combined, because even if they had gotten every last scrap of that, it would provide them leverage for (as Sefton neatly points out) under 600 days at this point.

Obama is a prominent but temporary part of the federal government. Eight years. There are many many many people holding official positions in the federal government who are permanent rather than prominent. They remain in This Town for most or all of their adult working lives.

The general public doesn't know the names of these legions of Fedzilla apparatchiks, but the Chinese know their names now. Along with a huge amount of sensitive information about them, down to drug use, extramarital affairs, financial overextension, publicly undisclosed prior criminal activity, and other such high-quality blackmail fodder.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 07:36 AM (noWW6)

32 Actual Obama voters + fraud = AstroTurf Grande.

Posted by: Talkin' Taqyia2Me, aka DNC/MSM at June 07, 2015 07:36 AM (sJuKe)

33 Kinda quiet around here this morning...surely someone needs an LZ cleared, a-mile-in-all-directions. If I were president those ISIS slobs would get woken up each morning with a crack of thunder. My presidential moto: A Daisy Cutter in Every Pot!

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at June 07, 2015 07:36 AM (/XJFz)

34 *works on script*

https://youtu.be/PBAl9cchQac

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 07, 2015 07:37 AM (Gz2AJ)

35 That is true torque wrench. I expect a few folks are gonna notice some strange happenings in their lives as the Chinese move to exploit this information.

Posted by: CDR M at June 07, 2015 07:40 AM (TWXpK)

36 Of course, in a country where a majority of adult voters are mathematically illiterate to a pathetic degree...

Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 07:23 AM (noWW6)

Like the commercial on the radio with Ryan Seacrest saying that drunk drivers kill 300 people a week. "That's the equivalent of two 747 plane crashes every single week."
http://bit.ly/1AWbeLt
Uh, no.

Posted by: Golfman at June 07, 2015 07:41 AM (48QDY)

37 Not many comments this morning - perhaps it's time to go metric.

Posted by: se pa moron at June 07, 2015 07:44 AM (xQX/f)

38 32 Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 07:36 AM (noWW6)


My only concern is the DoD and intelligence services. The rest of the Federal government are 99 44/100 % impure Marxist (Mindful Webworker notwithstanding).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 07:45 AM (St6BJ)

39 The real gold mine in OCare is in the administrative costs -- Estimated by the OMB to run at least $273 billion over 10 years. So the leech swells, and patient loses moar blood.

But hey, if you like your doctor you can get fcuked.

Oh, and Medicaid sign-ups are running waaaaay above projections, so when the states (that chose to go the expanded route) have to start coughing up their 5% of the expanded costs in 2017 it will blow a new hole in their budgets. That share of costs rises to 10% by 2020.

For the state of Florida alone, one decade of expanded costs will run them $5 billion. This analysis is what led the gubner, Rick Scott, to change his mind about joining the expansion crowd.

But here's the real scary part -- If it would cost FL $5 billion, then it must cost the feds (and thus, us) over $50 billion for just that ONE STATE in the next decade.

Enjoy your morning coffee.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2015 07:45 AM (Psj7i)

40 Hmmm. Movement in the wire.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 07:46 AM (TWXpK)

41 Looks like our new Democrat Governor is gonna open an O'Care exchange. The ghost of Joe Paterno still haunts us.

Posted by: se pa moron at June 07, 2015 07:49 AM (xQX/f)

42 Well there was way too much static versus signal in the ONT last night.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 07, 2015 07:49 AM (Gz2AJ)

43 And congrats to the horse that earned himself more sex than any horse has had in the last 30 years.

Posted by: Agent J at June 07, 2015 07:33 AM


There was news about Jawn Kary?

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 07, 2015 07:50 AM (P8YHq)

44 Bomb threats to the Event in Iowa yesterday.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 07, 2015 07:53 AM (Hi5VO)

45 WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?
Posted by: Jon in California at June 07, 2015 07:48 AM (iaEEU)


I'm sure you'll figure it out.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 07:53 AM (TWXpK)

46 >> There was news about Jawn Kary?

Yes, he is still in stable condition.

He is also in a stable relationship; with an appaloosa iirc.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2015 07:54 AM (Psj7i)

47 42 Well there was way too much static versus signal in the ONT last night.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 07, 2015 07:49 AM (Gz2AJ)


I think the ONT just lost over a 100 comments with the just now completed vaporization.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 07:57 AM (TWXpK)

48 He is also in a stable relationship; with an appaloosa iirc.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2015 07:54 AM (Psj7i)



Hey, leave me out of this!

Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at June 07, 2015 07:58 AM (TWXpK)

49 He is also in a stable relationship; with an appaloosa iirc.

She can do better.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 07, 2015 07:58 AM (rHXGG)

50
Just listening to Levin from Friday. Opening monologue was George Carlin ripping environmentalism a Grand Canyon-sized new asshole.

Brilliant.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 07:58 AM (St6BJ)

51 Just discovered this morning that Fox News has a streaming app for the Amazon Fire Stick. Good stuff. Interviews with Perry, Cruz, and highlights from their regular stuff.

Posted by: se pa moron at June 07, 2015 08:00 AM (xQX/f)

52 'The earth is fine!'

That's was a great skit.

Posted by: Lea at June 07, 2015 08:05 AM (vmMMi)

53 The Office of Personnel Management database penetrated by Chinese
hackers didn't use encryption or other technology to protect the Social
Security numbers of federal workers, despite such measures being
industry best practice.


This can obviously be fixed by doubling the pay of all government employees

Posted by: typical congresswretch at June 07, 2015 08:10 AM (ZbV+0)

54 The banhammer's in fine form this morning. Didn't even see that one.

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 08:10 AM (ENczY)

55 "The Office of Personnel Management database penetrated by Chinese hackers didn't use encryption or other technology to protect the Social Security numbers of federal workers, despite such measures being industry best practice."

What is this "industry" of which you speak?

Your strange words confuse and frighten us!

Posted by: The D.C. Beltway Mandarinate at June 07, 2015 08:12 AM (noWW6)

56 54 The banhammer's in fine form this morning. Didn't even see that one.
Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 08:10 AM (ENczY)


Say, what? Wha' happa'?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:13 AM (St6BJ)

57 Ok, just checked Facebook and the friend from high school who is female to male transitioned has just broken up with his wife of a few months. Some of those words should probably have sarcasm quotes.

I've been watching this whole thing without comment on Facebook. I don't understand what drives people to do a big production like marriage and then just break up immediately. But I'm reading between the lines and of course wondering if this person (gf/wife) felt she was in a lesbian relationship and doesn't like this transitioning thing although it happened before the wedding so Idk.

Posted by: Lea at June 07, 2015 08:13 AM (vmMMi)

58 Oh man. It's already 79 degrees here and it's not even 7:30. Gonna be a hot one.

Posted by: HH at June 07, 2015 08:16 AM (Qia1Z)

59 Anna, what's the verdict on Tim in Illinois? Smells like a troll.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 08:17 AM (TWXpK)

60 No Vic news? How will I know what's up in the world this morning?

Morrrrrrrrning, Glorrrrries!!!! I feel growly.

Stop me if you've heard this one. Last time I'll tell it.

Went to Mom's yesterday, and she insists we put on the horse race. (Her grandkids have got her a nice big-screen TV.) Hours sitting around, chatting enjoyably, but bored watching the yakking heads, the early race, more talking heads, clips from past races, on and on and on. When's the big race start?

Finally, the big race is on. And they're racing around the track. Annnd... Just as they're coming around the last bend, Mom's hand accidentally brushes the remote control and hits mute. Swiftly fumbling to un-mute, she changes the channel. Only moments to get it back, but moments too many.

Hours of waiting, only to miss the big finish? Priceless.

I love my mom. She can laugh at herself. I should be doing so good (or even alive) at 95.

On with the day...

Posted by: mindful webworker at June 07, 2015 08:17 AM (ckrhB)

61 Obama aims to mend US-German relations on Bavarian trip




Mend the relations? Why, I thought that the US was more respected all around the world since King Barry was crowned. Why would he need to mend our relationship with Germany?


"I have to admit that I forgot to bring my lederhosen but I'm going to
see if I can buy some while I'm here," Obama joked. He said when he
first heard the G-7 would meet in Bavaria, he hoped it would be during
Octoberfest.





Oh Barry, I'm sure they're just won over by your cliches.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 07, 2015 08:18 AM (DiZBp)

62 Gonna be a testy day today. Guess I'll go try to figure out why the chainsaw is idling high.

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 08:22 AM (ENczY)

63 Bye Jonah.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 08:24 AM (TWXpK)

64 63 Posted by: mindful webworker at June 07, 2015 08:17 AM (ckrhB)

G-d bless her. I miss my folks.

Her little mishap reminds me of a story. Years ago, NYU Film School used to have screenings of former students' thesis films.

One I distinctly recall was Marty Brest's (he directed such films as "Midnight Run"). A hapless photographer is befriended by a wicked schemer and the two plan a stunt to get the former a Pulitzer Prize, fame and fortune. They will blow up the Statue of Liberty and at the precise moment, our "hero" will snap the photo. They row out to the middle of New York Bay, and just as the crooks push the plunger, they knock over the tripod and miss the shot.

The actor who played the crook was an unknown, weird looking homunculus - Danny Devito.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:24 AM (St6BJ)

65 Good morning all.

JJ you didn't add your mewling mattress-myth whatever entry to your countdown.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:26 AM (NeFrd)

66 hahaha lederhosen its like he speaks Austrian or something

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 07, 2015 08:26 AM (MrkMX)

67 @64 TheQuietMan

"Oh Barry, I'm sure they're just won over by your cliches."


Obama is a laughing stock on this continent. Merkel is still catching flack from the press for the NSA spying and mole they had in the BND. The barely mention Obama in the news anymore. After he set North Africa and the middle east on fire, Europe is being invaded by refugees and people are fed up with it all.


Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 07, 2015 08:27 AM (CX37Q)

68 I worry about my brother's sanity. He has taken to sending e-mails to me and my brothers exhorting us to engage with him in a conversation about global warming...er ...climate change...er ...disruption and once we have seen the error of our false arguments to then join him in battling this scourge at a WWII level of energy and commitment. Another of my brothers is batting him around pretty effectively by playing the "hmmm, that's interesting, but it doesn't explain X,Y, or Z, can you help me understand this?" technique, running him around chasing the logical inconsistencies.

Me? I'm just making a batch of popcorn.

Wait, let me rephrase that. I don't worry about his sanity because he obviously doesn't have any.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:28 AM (NeFrd)

69 Well this might scare the PRC. Japan has managed to create a robot that learned how to use a katana.

Berserkers had to start somewhere ...

Posted by: Adriane the Fred Saberhagen Critic ... at June 07, 2015 08:28 AM (nSOh+)

70 Time to go make the doughnuts, er uh calamari, as it were. Peace !

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at June 07, 2015 08:30 AM (/XJFz)

71 Oooh, the troll can reset his router. We're trembling.

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 08:32 AM (ENczY)

72 65 Good morning all.

JJ you didn't add your mewling mattress-myth whatever entry to your countdown.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:26 AM (NeFrd)



Yes. I did.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:32 AM (St6BJ)

73 Oh, and any morons out there know the optimum carburetor adjustment for a Poulan chainsaw?

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 08:33 AM (ENczY)

74 Ah, coffee and sunshine on this fine morning. And look, controversy and more on the AoS.

A fine morning indeed.

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 07, 2015 08:33 AM (C9pBZ)

75 Oh, I must have skimmed it too fast. My bad.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:34 AM (NeFrd)

76 Bye again.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 08:35 AM (TWXpK)

77 "Obama aims to mend US-German relations on Bavarian trip"

Oh. Yeah. About that.

It doesn't seem to have occurred to anyone in the Obama administration that Angela Merkel grew up in EAST FREAKING GERMANY.

Where every individual in the GDR knew that that the Stasi were always attempting to listen in on even their most private conversations, and were diligently building files on what the officers of the Stasi presumed were their innermost thoughts.

East Germans, especially the young, hence developed an utter loathing of this total lack of personal privacy. (See the film _The Lives Of Others_ for an illustration.) Surveillance mania was the most hated feature of a hated regime.

So what do the Obama crew decide to do? Wiretap Merkel.

No. No. No. No. No. Nononononononononono. Nooooooooooo. What part of "no" was not clearly understood? ***NO***.

That's not a minor faux pas. That's not some slight difference of opinion that can be casually papered over. It's a huge and lasting blow to relations between Washington and Berlin.

This is what happens when you have a President who thinks it's a good idea to elevate former campaign van drivers to executive positions on the National Security Council. Utter and catastrophic policy incoherence. Amateur hour writ large.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 08:36 AM (noWW6)

78 Trying to develop a new habit of checking nic links. Or, at least, went through and checked 'em in this thread. Consequently, I just subscribed, overduely, to newsfeeds for a couple of blogs
Still Life With Beer and Cat
Anna's Clue Tank
because I'm not already totally overrun with newsfeeds....

I expect content, now! HR, quit slacking!

Posted by: mindful webworker - we can haz nic linkz? at June 07, 2015 08:36 AM (ckrhB)

79
How the hell on a slow Sunday morning do I miss a banning?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:37 AM (St6BJ)

80 one fun thing to do is look up government local and municipal pay scales and figure out how many below X grade are to be impoverished by a 15 dollar minimum wage. for our county its anybody at grade 12 or below for example

then i remind myself that it probably means all government pay everywhere will probably be adjusted upwards...

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 07, 2015 08:38 AM (8iiwv)

81 How the hell on a slow Sunday morning do I miss a banning?

---Looking for Obama's transcripts ...
---Making Coffee and Donuts ...

Posted by: Adriane the Fred Saberhagen Critic ... at June 07, 2015 08:38 AM (nSOh+)

82 He'll be back J.J.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 08:38 AM (TWXpK)

83 Back in the Marvel/Tillotson days of The Miracle of Carburetion, it was a truism that the mixture screw controlled air, and the standard setup was one-and-a-half turns out from fully closed. This is a starting point of course. Many little variables affect where the engine actually "wants" it to be, which was the miracle part.

Many little carburetters, especially the ones with cute little velocity horns, got turned into hash pipes. Back in the day.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 07, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)

84
Is it Mu-Mu?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:40 AM (St6BJ)

85 The worst part about being at the laundromat at this time of day is that the chinese take-out place next door doesn't open until 11:00.

So, no hot & sour soup & egg roll for me

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 07, 2015 08:41 AM (irT2h)

86 85 The worst part about being at the laundromat at this time of day is that the chinese take-out place next door doesn't open until 11:00.

So, no hot & sour soup & egg roll for me
Posted by: AltonJackson at June 07, 2015 08:41 AM (irT2h)


Moo-shu wiretap.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:44 AM (St6BJ)

87 "Gruess Gott!" Obama began, which literally translates as "greetings
from god" but is the typical Bavarian greeting instead of "good day."





What, no Allah Akbar? I thought that worked for every situation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 07, 2015 08:44 AM (DiZBp)

88 Is it Mu-Mu?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:40 AM (St6BJ)

Ira.

Posted by: TB3K at June 07, 2015 08:46 AM (TWXpK)

89 When WILL these stupid bastards learn there is no such thing as a free lunch?

Posted by: Mac at June 07, 2015 06:58 AM (XDPWw)
Never, and the black robes will not find it illegal IMHO

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 07, 2015 08:46 AM (R8hU8)

90 Good morning gentlefappers.

Hell is taking today off.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 07, 2015 08:47 AM (0HooB)

91 Back in the Marvel/Tillotson days of The Miracle of
Carburetion, it was a truism that the mixture screw controlled air, and
the standard setup was one-and-a-half turns out from fully closed. Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 07, 2015 08:39 AM


Seems to me the "one-and-a-half-turns" rule applied to almost all carburetors in the Good Old Days. I was taught that rule during my first engine rebuild -- it had a Carter carb. -- and gave good results when I moved on to others (Rochester, SU, Solex and Weber).

Obviously, each one needed to be tweaked while running, but the initial adjustment at least resulted in a sort-of idle.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 07, 2015 08:47 AM (P8YHq)

92 BHO trying to speak foreign languages reminds me of


Meee nommbray esss Peggy Hill.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:47 AM (NeFrd)

93
Who the hell is Ira?

Meh, who cares.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 08:47 AM (St6BJ)

94 Hell is taking today off.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 07, 2015 08:47 AM (0HooB)


*****

Perhaps, but it rented a weekend cabin over here!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:48 AM (NeFrd)

95 83 Back in the Marvel/Tillotson days of The Miracle of Carburetion, it was a truism that the mixture screw controlled air, and the standard setup was one-and-a-half turns out from fully closed. This is a starting point of course. Many little variables affect where the engine actually "wants" it to be, which was the miracle part.

Many little carburetters, especially the ones with cute little velocity horns, got turned into hash pipes. Back in the day.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 07, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)

Okay, that's useful. I got the carb adjustment tool for chainsaws that Poulan apparently doesn't want their customers to have (WTF?) so I'll have a look at it. Damn thing is barely a year old and when I go to grab the trigger it revs up and conks out. Annoying.

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 08:50 AM (ENczY)

96 So BHO wants some lederhosen and Oktoberfest? One of his staffers must have looked up Bavaria on Wiki.


Shallow stereotypes! RAcist!!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:51 AM (NeFrd)

97 "Gruess Gott!" Obama began, which literally translates as "greetings

from god" but is the typical Bavarian greeting instead of "good day." Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 07, 2015 08:44 AM


When I first worked in Germany back in the late '80s, I used "Gruess Gott" as a greeting when I met a couple of friends from Frankfurt. One of them, with a typical Germanic curl to his lip, advised me that it made me "sound like a Bavarian," which is their rough equivalent of sounding like a one-eyed, hydrocephalic inbreed from from Appalchia.

Never again....

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 07, 2015 08:52 AM (P8YHq)

98 joncelli: "...any morons out there know the optimum carburetor adjustment for a Poulan chainsaw?"

IIRC from the documentary I watched, you need to crank it up to 11.

Posted by: mindful webworker - your local tech wizard at June 07, 2015 08:52 AM (ckrhB)

99 I hope Ace is lurking this morning because I have some entertainment news he might be interested in.

There's a comedy club in the same complex where I play most weekends. They have posters outside of upcoming acts. Tom Green was there a couple of weeks ago.

You'll never guess who's coming next week.

...wait for it...

Your favorite unfunny comedienne and mine:

Margaret Cho.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 07, 2015 08:52 AM (0HooB)

100 sounding like a one-eyed, hydrocephalic inbreed from from Appalchia.

****

I'm not hydrocephalic! My head is just "big boned"

Posted by: Cletus Muldoon, hat size 10-1/2 at June 07, 2015 08:54 AM (NeFrd)

101 my weekend IS longer--I get Monday off cause it be holiday in dis country.

Posted by: rld77 at June 07, 2015 08:54 AM (qtRb1)

102 Has Margaret Cho's career reached gender-reassignment surgery stage yet?

Posted by: Cletus Muldoon, hat size 10-1/2 at June 07, 2015 08:55 AM (NeFrd)

103 **addressing ze Germans**

Gunter glieben glauten globen...

What? What are you all looking at?

Posted by: SCOAMF at June 07, 2015 08:56 AM (xsnUW)

104 "Damn thing is barely a year old and when I go to grab the trigger it revs up and conks out. Annoying."

Ethanol-infiltrated fuel is a hideous curse from beyond the grave to any small carbureted engine. In addition to its many other (cough) _fine qualities_ (cough).

I recommend that you:

(a) Buy an electric chainsaw. These used to be a joke, but stronger electric motors have gotten them to where they can do pretty substantial jobs. No fuel system to clog up with ethanol goo.

(b) Do not ever vote for any candidate who comes first in the corn-state caucuses. Whoring for ethanol fuel mandates being strictly required to accomplish such a feat.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 08:56 AM (noWW6)

105 sounding like a one-eyed, hydrocephalic inbreed from from Appalchia.

Bill Cliton?

Fike Muckabee?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 07, 2015 08:56 AM (0HooB)

106 a hell of a lot of comments disappeared downstairs.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 07, 2015 08:57 AM (0O7c5)

107
So BHO wants some lederhosen and Oktoberfest? One of his staffers must have looked up Bavaria on Wiki.





Shallow stereotypes! RAcist!!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 08:51 AM (NeFrd)


That was my first thought. Barry told his staff of 12 year olds to google three things to know about Bavaria and Barry was very proud of himself (as always) about how cool and knowledgeable he sound by dropping a few words

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 07, 2015 08:57 AM (DiZBp)

108

So no mention of D-Day by the SCOAMT yesterday. Not one.

Not one.

Weaselzippers.com posted the youtube video of the

11 Year Old Salutes The Men Of D-Day On Normandy Beach if you haven't yet seen it. Makes you weep.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 07, 2015 08:58 AM (qCMvj)

109 reading up on Han China's experiences with the Xiongnu for no reason whatsoever

they had this arrangement called the Heqin system where they figured the Xiongnu would slowly but inexorably become chinese through trade marriage and etc which totally failed. so they went to war and built the Great Wall.

plus ca change i guess

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at June 07, 2015 08:59 AM (AIJPl)

110 Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 07, 2015 08:57 AM (DiZBp)

***

I presume he was in Munich? Would have been awesome if he had made a comment about his pleasure meeting the mayor of Munchkinland.

Posted by: Cletus Muldoon, hat size 10-1/2 at June 07, 2015 08:59 AM (NeFrd)

111 Has Margaret Cho's career reached gender-reassignment surgery stage yet?

I'm not sure, but I'm not going to check.

There's no telling what's down there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 07, 2015 08:59 AM (0HooB)

112 #105, BB -- My experience has been that edumificated Germans are almost as fussy as the French when it comes to using their language "correctly."

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 07, 2015 08:59 AM (P8YHq)

113 If Cho did, would Cho notice?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 07, 2015 09:00 AM (Gz2AJ)

114 @77 torquewrench

"Utter and catastrophic policy incoherence. Amateur hour writ large. "

Whose chickens are still coming home, dropping their eggs and monsters yet to be hatched.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 07, 2015 09:00 AM (CX37Q)

115 **in Col. Klink voice**

TOOOOOTTTTTUUUUUUSSSSSSSS!

Posted by: SCOAMF at June 07, 2015 09:01 AM (xsnUW)

116 #105, BB -- My experience has been that edumificated Germans are almost as fussy as the French when it comes to using their language "correctly."

We're not fussy at all about our language.

Fo' shizzle.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 07, 2015 09:03 AM (0HooB)

117 @97 MrScribbler

It's only used in Bavaria. No one says it anywhere else. Made the mistake of saying that once in Köln and was told, "Say hi back for me when you meet him (G-d)." Not appreciated outside of Bayern.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 07, 2015 09:04 AM (CX37Q)

118 Went to a concert last night in Charlotte. The AA lady who worked there that shows you where to find your seat had her name with Delaware listed below on her nametag. Mr. Black, always friendly, made small talk with her about her home state. Asked her how she liked living in NC, etc. She said she did, but she really missed Joe Biden. Good grief...

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 07, 2015 09:05 AM (vrotm)

119 Trollin' trollin' trollin'
Trollin' trollin' trollin'
Keep them weasels rollin'
O'Spades... ♬

I don't know if anyone raced for the "evil number" on last night's ONT, but I notice it's available, anew I presume, after housekeeping. Top comment is now 645. We need 21 new ONT comments, stat!

Considering AoS message numbers can change, why have message numbers at all? Oh, sorry, had a foggy moment there, trying to apply sense to pixyminx.

Posted by: mindful webworker - all in the numbers at June 07, 2015 09:05 AM (ckrhB)

120 *pokes head in*


I expect content, now! HR, quit slacking!





Posted by: mindful webworker - we can haz nic linkz? at June 07, 2015 08:36 AM (ckrhB)


*withdraws quietly*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 07, 2015 09:06 AM (/2KMt)

121 So back to my brother. He dropped this bon mot the other day while informing me the science is settled:

India intends to fuel an economic revival on coal, the world is almost assured of reaching a tipping point beyond 4 degrees C and probably much higher...

If the science is so damn settled, why would they say the world is "almost" assured? Shouldn't it be "definitely" assured?

And if the models are so damn precise that we have to believe them why would you say "4 degrees and probably much higher?" Probably? How much higher? Oh, you don't know? Whose ass did they pull that tipping point out of?


Never mind whether the science is settled. The basic logic most definitely isn't settled.

Posted by: Cletus Muldoon, hat size 10-1/2 at June 07, 2015 09:06 AM (NeFrd)

122 For your " Pullin' and Pullin' and Pullin', try 100% gas with the oil, of course. It makes my lawn mower sing.

Posted by: CMU VET at June 07, 2015 09:06 AM (ejB0r)

123 (a) Buy an electric chainsaw. These used to be a joke, but stronger electric motors have gotten them to where they can do pretty substantial jobs. No fuel system to clog up with ethanol goo.

Have to agree here. I used one last week, a Chicago Electric, not first line quality, but usable tools. It preformed a whole lot better than I expected, on some sizable limbs.

Fortunately, I can still get straight gas to mix.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at June 07, 2015 09:07 AM (o4QuK)

124 Ma always told me it was 'cuz I was so smart I needed a bigger head to keep all the brains in.

Daddy jest said I wuz special.

Posted by: Cletus Muldoon, hat size 10-1/2 at June 07, 2015 09:10 AM (NeFrd)

125 Posted by: mindful webworker - all in the numbers at June 07, 2015 09:05 AM (ckrhB)

Ctuhulu had it before cleanup.

Posted by: CDR M at June 07, 2015 09:10 AM (TWXpK)

126 Big Head Clod sock off.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at June 07, 2015 09:12 AM (NeFrd)

127 "they had this arrangement called the Heqin system where they figured the Xiongnu would slowly but inexorably become chinese through trade marriage and etc which totally failed. so they went to war and built the Great Wall."

Not to wolly.

They are natulal Chinese.

They just don't lealize it yet.

We will win them over with our alguments.

Posted by: The Ancient Chinese Equivalent Of Today's GOP at June 07, 2015 09:13 AM (noWW6)

128 108 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 07, 2015 08:58 AM (qCMvj)


There is hope.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 07, 2015 09:14 AM (St6BJ)

129 (a) Buy an electric chainsaw. These used to be a joke, but stronger electric motors have gotten them to where they can do pretty substantial jobs. No fuel system to clog up with ethanol goo.


True. I bought one a few years ago just to cut off old 4x4 fence posts. I have used it quite often since. Even (very tall) son in law liked it when he cut a bunch of hefty branches for me.

Posted by: Infidel at June 07, 2015 09:23 AM (kCq6U)

130 " (a) Buy an electric chainsaw. These used to be a joke, but stronger electric motors have gotten them to where they can do pretty substantial jobs. No fuel system to clog up with ethanol goo. "




By shear coincidence, Harbor Freight is having a sale, today.

http://tinyurl.com/oe5cxzl

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 07, 2015 09:27 AM (VPLuQ)

131 "By shear coincidence, Harbor Freight is having a sale, today."

I have some Horror Fright tools, but I don't have the balls to buy and use an HF chainsaw.

This is in part because I wish to keep my balls, as well as all other external parts of my body, securely attached to it.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 07, 2015 09:29 AM (noWW6)

132 122 For your " Pullin' and Pullin' and Pullin', try 100% gas with the oil, of course. It makes my lawn mower sing.
Posted by: CMU VET at June 07, 2015 09:06 AM (ejB0r)

That would be great but where would I get it? It's not like I can take a gas can down to the Wawa.

Posted by: joncelli at June 07, 2015 10:23 AM (ENczY)

133 joncelli:

http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp

Somebody linked that site recently. There's one listed near me, but I haven't tried it yet. I will next time I need to fill up my gas can.

Posted by: rickl at June 07, 2015 10:39 AM (sdi6R)

134 GGE: ...*withdraws quietly*

Um...

*types* *deletes* *ponders*

Penalty for early withdrawal?

Posted by: mindful webworker - butter latte then nerver at June 07, 2015 11:11 AM (ckrhB)

135 At some places it's called "Recreational Gas" for boats etc. I paid $3.71 a gallon last week.

Posted by: CMU VET at June 07, 2015 11:35 AM (ejB0r)

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