EMT 8/16/15 [krakatoa]

What a week it was.

High point may have been on the drive home last night. That quixotic confluence of time and seemingly inconsequential choices put me in the right place at the right time to save a young lady's dog from highway doom.

Not a bad wrap on a pretty productive week.

Here's hoping for next week to be as rewarding.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:00 AM




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1 EMT?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 16, 2015 06:02 AM (EMidB)

2 "to save a young lady's dog from highway doom."

So you're a prepper. Huh.

Posted by: Barky McDicklick at August 16, 2015 06:08 AM (u5gzz)

3 Last year was horrible for Malaysian airlines, now neighbor Indonesia has a missing plane

Posted by: Baldy at August 16, 2015 06:16 AM (sEXjW)

4
3 Hey Baldy!!!
Howzit???

Posted by: MAx at August 16, 2015 06:16 AM (LAliD)

5 OK. Should go back to sleep. Woke up at 3ish... Hope you are well, MAx

Posted by: Baldy at August 16, 2015 06:22 AM (sEXjW)

6 Thanks for being there to help the woman and her dog.

Posted by: Sipping whiskey in the dark at August 16, 2015 06:24 AM (93bH6)

7 Hey, Krak, can you get this to Andy or the right person--or I'll put this in the Ask the Blog link, too, I guess: The AoSHQ podcast (on "The Clinton Follies") via Stitcher got cut off at 1:17:21, after Gabe asked for "QuickRound" (or whatever) topics--which left out the Bradley Cooper update and the outtro, at least. Which needs to not happen with the Fiorina get.

Posted by: m at August 16, 2015 06:27 AM (ELEPX)

8 Ahh karma.

Posted by: redenzo at August 16, 2015 06:42 AM (WCnJW)

9 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 16, 2015 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

10 Good morning all.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 16, 2015 06:50 AM (MfLHV)

11 Hard to believe that August is half gone already. Going to have to begin thinking about winterizing things in such a short time. Bah! Stay back Winter, please ...

Posted by: goon at August 16, 2015 07:00 AM (gy5kE)

12 Black Lives Matter! (not really to other blacks)

Chicago: 9 shot about average for Sat.
Baltimore: none reported, celebration for Freddie's birthday city wide.
Robberies up on the streets.

Posted by: Colin at August 16, 2015 07:03 AM (vIeIs)

13 Hmmmmm...a slow Sunday. Not the same without teh Vic, Sefton and, later, AllenG's obligatory references to Choom Boy and burning/salting/scattering.

They must be in church or something. Well, not Sefton.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:09 AM (0atQl)

14
DAY 1,013

450 to go (523 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, 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 August 16, 2015 07:12 AM (St6BJ)

15 Still a couple hours before church here in unperson flyover country Jesusland.
Saw that the first black president and "the great Uniter" Hussein Obama "bumped into each other" at the golf course yesterday.
All these coincidences keep happening with Lefty.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at August 16, 2015 07:15 AM (sJuKe)

16 13 Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:09 AM (0atQl)


In the words of the immortal Buckwheat, "Here I is!"


Tough night. Body was sore from using muscles I forgot I had doing a bit of woodworking. Let me tell you about my "shop." It's the incinerator room in the basement. Naturally, no stationary tools; all power hand tools and a rickety old dining table someone tossed as the workbench. And I'm fortunate to have that.

Meh. I had fun bodging around with the router and circular saw. Still have all my digits, so that goal has been achieved.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:15 AM (St6BJ)

17 15 All these coincidences keep happening with Lefty.
Posted by: Taqyia2Me at August 16, 2015 07:15 AM (sJuKe)


As someone with a flash of brilliance here once said, "the left hand doesn't know what the far left hand is doing."

They are so damn easy to beat. If we only had a political party that was actually opposed to what they were doing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:17 AM (St6BJ)

18 Heh, a shout out to someone who emailed about my surgery ( the knee is doing well-bandage off and getting around some with very little pain) and whose nic I won't mention to keep them in good standing.

Just read Breitbart article on Rick Wilson.
And Wierddave's post about that scum drinking pos got pulled?
Be interesting to know who pulled it and why.
And might give some insight as to where, despite all the faux bitching about the GOPe, loyalties of the powers that be around here really are.

Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (IG9gl)

19 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:15 AM

Let the games begin!

Woodworking is great therapy. Fun, too. It does, however, help immeasurably to have the right tools, which tend to be large, heavy and most immobile.

When I had only the basic hand tools to work with, I didn't do very well. Might as well have whittled stuff with a pocket knife. But for a number of years I had a friend who had filled his garage with all the goodies Popular Mechanics used to tell you were essential: band saw, table saw, router, planer, bench grinder, etc., etc. I was amazed at what I could make!

Now, not so much.

I'd die happy if I had a Shop Smith, though....

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (0atQl)

20 "They are so damn easy to beat. If we only had a political party that was actually opposed to what they were doing. "

If only indeed!
It will be good therapy to write in:
'I could not decide between the Trotskyite and the Trotskyist, so it was left blank' on future ballots.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at August 16, 2015 07:23 AM (sJuKe)

21 19 Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (0atQl)

Well, I'm certainly not going to be doing a Norm A-frame/JoAnne Lugnutz type of project. Just a simple little wood base with casters that I can set a couple of store-bought storage cabinets on.

Although, I've thought about doing some sort of YouTube show with that room as a stage. Normally the place is desolate, except of course when I'm down there and the parade of tenants and service people is endless! And the smell and noise from the trash compactor just adds to the color.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:28 AM (St6BJ)

22 Crap, 2.5 hours online and battery already in the orange.
Bbl and start reading @21.

Posted by: teej at August 16, 2015 07:29 AM (IG9gl)

23 Burn the toast.
Salt the eggs.
Scatter the cat treats.

(Typical breakfast at CasaHorse.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 16, 2015 07:30 AM (+3oN1)

24 18 Just read Breitbart article on Rick Wilson.
And Wierddave's post about that scum drinking pos got pulled?
Be interesting to know who pulled it and why.
Posted by: teej at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (IG9gl)

What?! "They" pulled another of his posts? Is this new?

Posted by: Agent J at August 16, 2015 07:31 AM (ueOgE)

25 Morningsunshines!

It's a good day! Krak saved a dog; Sefton saved his fingers; Teej's knee doing well & church begins in a bit

Blessings to all!

Posted by: Ruth at August 16, 2015 07:32 AM (oo88B)

26 TRUMP! That's just to drive ManWithnoParty crazy

J/K.

Hillary looked so dumb walking around IA today. I felt bad for the cow who had to be on display for her. I thought, what did that cow ever do to anybody to have to be around Hillary? Someone yelled out to the old Hag, "Are you afraid of going to prison?" Heh. Huma was there, too. I hope someone asked her the same question.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 07:34 AM (xetep)

27 I am now craving funnel cakes. Seriously. I didn't get one this whole summer and watching this damn State Fair on teevee has got me hankering. There's no carnivals around me this weekend, either. I wanna try fried butter, too. I'm afraid I'll love it.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 07:36 AM (xetep)

28
So, let me get this straight. In the future, Jesse the Body Ventura was a Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a Governor, Al Franken from SNL is a Senator and Donald Trump is going to be President?

What the hell happened?

Posted by: You From Twenty Years Ago

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 07:37 AM (kdS6q)

29 Well, I'm certainly not going to be doing a Norm
A-frame/JoAnne Lugnutz type of project. Just a simple little wood base
with casters that I can set a couple of store-bought storage cabinets
on.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:28 AM


I felt the same way when I first got into my friend's shop. And, to be really honest, a project like yours would have been way beyond my skillz at that point.

But I wound up making a lot more stuff than just the strange hunks of wood we needed for a specific project. Since said friend had had a stroke, he couldn't do the stuff he wanted to do, so I built him a small decorative bridge and a lantern for his property, both in the Oriental style he and his wife liked. And a couple of similar lanterns he gave to friends.

Could I do that now? Nuh-uh. But it was find. Nowadays, I'm pretty ecstatic when I can set up a piece of furniture from Ikea.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:38 AM (0atQl)

30 19 I'd die happy if I had a Shop Smith, though....
Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (0atQl)


Wasn't that one of those machines that was like 5 different machines in one? Table saw, radial arm, crosscut etc., and you did a Transformers number on it to convert it?

Someone on some show on TLC (when it really was The LEARNING Channel) used one, IIRC.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:42 AM (St6BJ)

31 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 07:37 AM (kdS6q)

Ever since Trump sky-rocketed to the top, I keep replaying that scene from "Back to the Future" where Doc is shocked that Ronald Reagan is president. "The actor?! What, is Jerry Lewis the vice president?" LOL.

People think Trump's only doing well thanks to our current "celebrity culture", explain Reagan, please.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 07:43 AM (xetep)

32 I'd die happy if I had a Shop Smith, though....


Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (0atQl)

I midread that as "Shep Smith". And I thought, "who'd be happy with him?" LOL.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 07:44 AM (xetep)

33 29 Nowadays, I'm pretty ecstatic when I can set up a piece of furniture from Ikea.
Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:38 AM (0atQl)


They have ISIS beheading blocks on Aisle 17 . . .

Ikea - IKeelU!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:45 AM (St6BJ)

34
Meanwhile, the California legislature as detail orientated as always:

The San Francisco school board bucked state law Friday, voting unanimously during an emergency meeting to give 107 students their high school diplomas even though they hadn't passed the California High School Exit Exam, a test the state stopped offering. Thousands of students across the state are in limbo, unable to take a test that is still required for graduation.

State Department of Education officials put the Exit Exam on hold while the Legislature considered a measure that would suspend the test as a graduation requirement for three years, starting with the class of 2015. The bill, however, wouldn't take effect until 2016, meaning students from the class of 2015 would have to wait until then to get a diploma.

SFGate

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 07:48 AM (kdS6q)

35 Changes in Clinton Campaign
https://youtu.be/l_cC0mAsPKQ

After her wildly successful joke about her Instagram account demonstrated her stand-up chops to the world, Hillary's campaign has decided to play to that strength. Her run for the Presidency is now "the Hillarity Tour."

"I ain't no ways tarred," drawled the former First Lady with a wink. "I've got tons of material. Lots more of the 'disappearing emails' jokes. Some great commodities trading zingers. Of course, we've got binders full of bimbo humor, not to mention innuendo about Bill's bent Willy. And we're working up lots of knee-slappers about that funny night in Benghazi. I'll have them rolling in the aisles all the way to the inauguration."

Then she threw back her head and made a strange cackling sound that her advisers assured me was laughter.

---

Morning, Glories

Posted by: mindful webworker - not Vic at August 16, 2015 07:48 AM (dGKUu)

36 "I'd die happy if I had a Shop Smith, though...."

A used Shop Smith can be a real bargain. They're high-quality machines that rarely wear out. You can find them on Craiglist with prices starting at around $500.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 16, 2015 07:50 AM (u5gzz)

37 Someone on some show on TLC (when it really was The LEARNING Channel) used one, IIRC.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2015 07:42 AM


My father had one. It probably looked more useful than it was, and your description is fairly accurate. What I remember most was that it could be used as a lathe, turning table legs, decorative spindles, and so on.

IIRC, it had more add-on pieces than the Apple Store has apps, so you could make it do just about anything short of generating nuclear reactions.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:51 AM (0atQl)

38 Trump/Cruz 2016 - Fuck You, WAR!!

Posted by: Kreplach at August 16, 2015 07:51 AM (mysAS)

39 Good morning! I just read the Rick Wilson piece at Breitbart. Man, it is time to get rid of the whole GOP establishment. And it just occurred to me - they could have won with Romney in 2012 if they hadn't pissed off the base so much in 2008 with McCain and again in 2010 and 2011 when we gave them the House and they did nothing with it. They only have themselves to blame. And how they think insulting the base even more is going to bring them success, well, it boggles the mind.

Posted by: biancaneve at August 16, 2015 07:51 AM (kBiy2)

40 19 I'd die happy if I had a Shop Smith, though....

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:22 AM (0atQl)

I have a Shop Smith I bought long ago, it's in fine condition, but I use the table saw part mostly now. I have some of the other accessories..great for the amount of space it takes up.

I thought they were out of business, but I see they have a website. I assume that they are Chinese now.

Posted by: Colin at August 16, 2015 07:52 AM (vIeIs)

41 Lots to do and football is sort of starting

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 16, 2015 07:53 AM (5UTx3)

42 In my nic is a link to an excellent article at the Concervative Treehouse about how the GOPe and the CoC are uniting against all but their chosen choices.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 16, 2015 07:54 AM (zW5rQ)

43 Posted by: biancaneve at August 16, 2015 07:51 AM

Spending too much time fretting about the "coulda beens" and "what if?s" is probably not good for your blood pressure.

All too often, reading the Sage "Conservative" Prognosticating Pundits is equally bad.

AFAIAC, we'd do just as well picking a candidate based on how adept they are at using a Shop Smith. (Or, in teh Donald's case, how easy it would be for him to hire someone to do it.)

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 07:57 AM (0atQl)

44
Meanwhile, in Libertarian theory in practice news:

The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in 2014, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. Proponents argued that lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety.

Prop 47 has made it easier for drug offenders to avoid mandated treatment programs. The measure reduced penalties for the theft of goods worth less than $950. Habitual offenders know that, critics say, and they've changed their habits to avoid hard time. The measure's approval also prompted the state to free some 3,700 inmates.

In San Francisco, theft from cars is up 47 percent this year over the same period in 2014. Auto theft is up by 17 percent. Robberies are up 23 percent. And aggravated assaults are up 2 percent.

Los Angeles saw a 12.7 percent increase in overall crime this year, violent offenses rose 20.6 percent, while property crime rose by 11 percent.

realclearpolitics.com

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 07:57 AM (kdS6q)

45 I thought that was an thoughtful article-

"When you're angry at God."

Lord knows that many people have been there are we may have been ourselves. The Psalms reflect- if not anger- than disappointment with God. God can handle anything we can dish out but continued anger keeps up stuck spiritually speaking:

http://tinyurl.com/ovlgbjn

And as far as the condition of the US-Keep on praying!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 16, 2015 07:58 AM (OSs/l)

46 39 . And how they think insulting the base even more is going to bring them success, well, it boggles the mind.
Posted by: biancaneve at August 16, 2015 07:51 AM (kBiy2)

It makes sense if you realize that to the GOPe, success and winning aren't the same thing. Being seen as fair and open-minded and "reaching across the aisle" by the donors and the MFM will ensure getting invites to the Sunday morning shows and the best social events, and a constant stream of cash post-government-employment for whatever pols manage to get elected. What other job can you get where you can fail to do what the voters sent you there to do, and leave pretty sure of being a multi-millionaire?

Big business gets what it wants, the pols get what they want, you get it up the squeaker. That's how the GOPe defines success.

Posted by: Agent J at August 16, 2015 07:59 AM (ueOgE)

47 Woo, just got back from church. Hell of a sermon. No wait, just got back from buying a beer at the gas station. My mistake.

Posted by: AC at August 16, 2015 07:59 AM (TzeLs)

48 42
In my nic is a link to an excellent article at the Concervative
Treehouse about how the GOPe and the CoC are uniting against all but
their chosen choices.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 16, 2015 07:54 AM (zW5rQ)

That article has been my nic's link all day. GMTA! heh.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 08:01 AM (xetep)

49 #44

Hard to say if there would be any effect when so many other pro-crime policies were also in effect. Like the importation of a third world underclass in a environment experiencing seriously high unemployment for its native unskilled populace.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 16, 2015 08:02 AM (IdCqF)

50 Re my post 46

Contrast with the Dems: their pols get money and power, sameas GOPe but they make sure their voters get free stuff and the benefits of the women/minority/illegal alien/GBLTQ spoils system.

Free stuff and a leg up on the rubes vs. getting it up the squeaker. Who, exactly, are the LIVs?

Posted by: Agent J at August 16, 2015 08:03 AM (ueOgE)

51 LDC: California ...lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety....

To fully extrapolate that idea, if we never punished anybody for anything, then, everyone should be perfectly safe. Obama's theory of handling ISIS, apparently.

D'j'ever notice that some people have Theories about Life which tend to be exactly the opposite of Reality?

D'j'ever notice that they tend to drift into positions where Reality doesn't intrude, like academia and politics?

Posted by: mindful webworker - unreal estate magnate at August 16, 2015 08:03 AM (dGKUu)

52 I thought they were out of business, but I see they have a website. I assume that they are Chinese now. Posted by: Colin at August 16, 2015 07:52 AM

Thanks!

Just went to the company website, and what they're selling now looks nothing like the SS I grew up with. None of the big iron castings, large-diameter chrome tubs all the parts rode on, pulleys and vee-belts, etc.

Looks like a Chinese machine now, but who knows? Could be a couple of retired machinists in Dingleberry, Indiana, who will run one up for a customer.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 08:03 AM (0atQl)

53 No matter your thoughts on Trump, there's no doubt he's stirred the pot.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 16, 2015 08:06 AM (MfLHV)

54 Aslan's Girl

There are so many good articles at that blog that I was unsure which to highlight. They really do a lot of research.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 16, 2015 08:07 AM (zW5rQ)

55 Big business gets what it wants, the pols get what they want, you get it up the squeaker. That's how the GOPe defines success.

Posted by: Agent J at August 16, 2015 07:59 AM


The GOPe reminds me of a company making insect spray. With enough time and effort, they could probably develop a formula that would wipe out mosquitoes and ticks for all eternity.

But the bottom line is best served by pushing a product that merely holds the nasty things more-or-less at bay for a while. Fear of getting bitten again keeps the rubes coming back.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 08:08 AM (0atQl)

56 Nick check

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 16, 2015 08:09 AM (MfLHV)

57 Posted by: Chilling the most at August 16, 2015 08:07 AM (zW5rQ)

I've been a regular there since the Trayvon days. SD did more for Zimmerman than any other blog (altho Legal Insurrection was terrific too). SD is brilliant.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 08:09 AM (xetep)

58 FS: Getting mad at God - reminds me of something I read about a marital counselor. He said, when couples come in and they're angry, it suggests they still care about each other and want to work it out.

I'll tell you my secret. I'm always angry.
-Bruce "Hulk" Banner

Posted by: mindful webworker - arms too short to box with God at August 16, 2015 08:09 AM (dGKUu)

59
In !Jeb! Bush news, my his Mrs is a tiny woman:

http://tinyurl.com/njakbm8

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 08:09 AM (kdS6q)

60 So the goal of the GOPe is to always campaign, never win? Doesn't make much sense to me.

Oh well, time to get ready for church. The kids always make me smile.

Posted by: biancaneve at August 16, 2015 08:10 AM (kBiy2)

61 In !Jeb! Bush news, my his Mrs is a tiny woman. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 08:09 AM

The snark potential of replies to your comment is mind-bogglingly infinite!

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 08:12 AM (0atQl)

62 The San Francisco school board bucked state law Friday, voting
unanimously during an emergency meeting to give 107 students their high
school diplomas even though they hadn't passed the California High
School Exit Exam, a test the state stopped offering.





Why test at all any more. I'm sure that testing is racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic etc. Just hand out diplomas like they do welfare.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 16, 2015 08:13 AM (DiZBp)

63 Why test at all any more. I'm sure that testing is
racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic etc. Just hand out diplomas
like they do welfare. Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 16, 2015 08:13 AM


The high schools that name 200 students "valedictorians" at graduation time are way ahead of you.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 08:16 AM (0atQl)

64 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 08:09 AM (kdS6q)

She's creepy looking. I'm short myself so this isn't a knock about that, but she has an VERY odd shape about her. And she should not wear sleevless outfits. Definitely not. Shudders at the thought of Big Mama flotus being replaced by Odd Midget flotus.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 08:16 AM (xetep)

65 In the next episode of the hit reality show Pol Swap, Donald Trump and Trey Gowdy swap barbers...

Posted by: mindful webworker - it gets hairy at August 16, 2015 08:18 AM (dGKUu)

66 Trey Gowdy- the weirdest hair since Jim Trafficant

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 16, 2015 08:19 AM (MfLHV)

67 @62

This is going to be one of the two possible end states of all the common core test-passing requirements: either the requirement will be waived, or the test scores will be doctored so everybody passes.

Posted by: Agent J at August 16, 2015 08:20 AM (ueOgE)

68 This thread needs more Patakia.

Patakia Fever.......catch it!

Posted by: The Committee to Spam George Patakia at August 16, 2015 08:21 AM (/HC6x)

69 She's creepy looking. I'm short myself so this isn't
a knock about that, but she has an VERY odd shape about her. Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2015 08:16 AM


I'll give here the benefit of the doubt and say it's the photograph that makes her look "creepy."

Jeb! is no dream, either. He looks like he just farted. Or is having a heart attack.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2015 08:22 AM (0atQl)

70 on Netflix, watched this episode of Black Mirror where a cartoon character stands for election

http://is.gd/HvtMKY


Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 16, 2015 08:24 AM (gt5TL)

71 So Michael Sam can't cut it at football, the MFM is now all a twitter over the newest flitter.


David Denson, a minor league first baseman and outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, has become the first active player in affiliated professional baseball to reveal he is gay.


I'm sure he'll be getting a phone call from Barry.


The 20-year-old has batted .240/.355/.379 in 179 professional games.
He's what you'd probably label a fringe prospect at this point in his
development, but he's already made an impact on the game that can never
be measured.




What's that you say? He's really not that good. What does that matter. Bring him up to the majors immediately! Retire his number right now! Get him in the Hall of Fame!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 16, 2015 08:25 AM (DiZBp)

72 of course the wrong one
http://is.gd/MXn6An


stupid YouTube. ep is called The Waldo Moment

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 16, 2015 08:27 AM (Y1ste)

73 Watched a documentary called the Two Escobars about Pablo and a soccer player who was murdered. Boy, is soccer corrupt. The player lost a game, was receiving threats, but still returned to Colombia and was out in bars and alone at 3 am in a parking lot when he was shot 5x. Why? Death wish? Escobar before he died owned a soccer team. It was good to launder money. He wd threaten all the other teams players to make sure his team would win. Anyway, Pablo died before this other pablo was murdered. As documentaries go it was too long bc of too many soccer clips and it was too sympathetic to escobars family. Now, they've re-invented themselves. Then they were screaming how unfair it was to be hunted by the police.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 16, 2015 08:38 AM (iQIUe)

74 nood book

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 16, 2015 08:41 AM (270sC)

75
The lesbian couple who BOTH used to be men: Chelsea (born Jonathan) was shocked to discover her boyfriend Craig wanted a sex change... and now she's a woman called Carla

Daily Mail



As seen in Mad's Dave Berg looks at The End of Civilization

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 08:42 AM (kdS6q)

76 Power tools: My uncle inherited his father's big, heavy, stationary power tools. Most were from the early 1900's. The table planer was more recent.

When my aunt, his widow, decided to sell them, I had no place for them. I connect her to my best friend and he bought them for a song. Most had to be rewired eventually, but he still has them.

From time to time, he will tell me about something he used them for. So I get to play with them vicariously.

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at August 16, 2015 08:44 AM (oX3bN)

77 Caittylin.. Caitylynnee.. Bruce Jenner's reality show had failed badly, but Jenner has a new psychosis that should boost ratings. The former Olympic champion has now decided to self-identify as a paraplegic and remove his legs. Runner's World has already scheduled a cover shot for his bravery.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not newsworthy at August 16, 2015 08:47 AM (dGKUu)

78 What i forgot to say last night in ont, as i tried to explain what actual, true loyalty to ace,


Is that in this whole Jeb State controversy, this has resulted in jeb state going from an average of 11 comments to 4 comments, one of which psycho moderator bill s is waiting to ban.


Even before this issue, i always didn't like jeb state's treatment of their commenters. Why there's only three.


This blog is worth 100 times jeb state.

Posted by: Prescient11 at August 16, 2015 08:47 AM (VMZsK)

79 Meanwhile, in Libertarian theory in practice news:

The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in 2014, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. Proponents argued that lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety.

Prop 47 has made it easier for drug offenders to avoid mandated treatment programs. The measure reduced penalties for the theft of goods worth less than $950. Habitual offenders know that, critics say, and they've changed their habits to avoid hard time. The measure's approval also prompted the state to free some 3,700 inmates.

In San Francisco, theft from cars is up 47 percent this year over the same period in 2014. Auto theft is up by 17 percent. Robberies are up 23 percent. And aggravated assaults are up 2 percent.

Los Angeles saw a 12.7 percent increase in overall crime this year, violent offenses rose 20.6 percent, while property crime rose by 11 percent.

realclearpolitics.com
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 07:57 AM (kdS6q)



Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!

Yeah, the problem with drug offenders is the same problem with child molesters.

They like what they are doing. It gives them pleasure.

So, by reducing the penalties and downside to their behaviors-

you're simply encouraging it.


Good job Progtards!

That there is some mighty fine thinking.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 16, 2015 08:49 AM (KUa85)

80 The San Francisco school board bucked state law Friday, voting
unanimously during an emergency meeting to give 107 students their high
school diplomas even though they hadn't passed the California High
School Exit Exam, a test the state stopped offering.


Why test at all any more. I'm sure that testing is racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic etc. Just hand out diplomas like they do welfare.

Posted by: TheQuietMan

Just teach math and language to the ones who take to it immediately... Warehouse the others and teach them the proper chants how to think about "Things"

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 16, 2015 08:54 AM (hCdMd)

81 Wait, another weirddave post, i gsther on rick wilson, has been pulled?


Wtf?

Posted by: Prescient11 at August 16, 2015 08:58 AM (VMZsK)

82
American tourist claims he was held captive and sexually assaulted by his transexual Airbnb host

Daily Mail



"We'll leave the light on for you"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 09:01 AM (kdS6q)

83 Not sure but I think it's the same one from a couple of weeks ago being referred to.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 16, 2015 09:01 AM (MfLHV)

84 38 Trump/Cruz 2016 - Fuck You, WAR!!
Posted by: Kreplach at August 16, 2015 07:51 AM (mysAS)


That would make a great bumper sticker.

Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2015 09:01 AM (sdi6R)

85 81 Wait, another weirddave post, i gsther on rick wilson, has been pulled?


Wtf?
Posted by: Prescient11 at August 16, 2015 08:58 AM (VMZsK)


That was a few weeks ago, I believe.

Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2015 09:02 AM (sdi6R)

86 American tourist claims he was held captive and sexually assaulted by his transexual Airbnb host

Boy, that's gonna end up with a one-star review!

Posted by: mindful webworker - why I'm a stay-at-home at August 16, 2015 09:04 AM (dGKUu)

87 @86
Dear Prudence, I booked a weekend through AirBnB, and you won't BELIEVE what happened

Posted by: Agent J at August 16, 2015 09:10 AM (3Gnpr)

88
Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to Donald Trump?

-George Will, Fox News Sunday

George, your an ass!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 16, 2015 09:21 AM (OiFtZ)

89
NEW @FoxNews national poll. Trump Carson big.

Trump 25, Carson 12, Cruz 10, Bush 9

http://tinyurl.com/q474aeg




Perry #13 at 1%

gg Rick.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 16, 2015 09:32 AM (kdS6q)

90 88
Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to Donald Trump?

-George Will, Fox News Sunday

George, your an ass!

George Will is becoming a joke. Last week Gateway Pundit had a quote of him calling Trump supporters trash, the week before he said Trump supporters will have to return to the GOP on the GOPe conditions, and now, after paving the way for Iran to get the bomb, he is worried about Trump being in charge? At least with Trump we would not have to be worried that the U.S. would drop a bomb on America. With Jarrett in charge we might be her targets.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 16, 2015 09:39 AM (zW5rQ)

91 George Will is just another DC progressive. Can't stand that guy.

Posted by: Infidel at August 16, 2015 09:41 AM (pVxmd)

92 @90

Sounds exactly like the rhetoric Will and his ilk hurled at Reagan back in the day.



Posted by: Kreplach at August 16, 2015 09:47 AM (WVvzl)

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