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Martin Johnson Heade, "Sunset Marshland" (c. 1880)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:39 AM




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1 *sinking in mud*

HELP!!1!

Posted by: Bigby's Signifying Hands at August 25, 2015 10:38 AM (3ZtZW)

2 I think we are going to have to ban Mr Meade for his hate art. Well, if we find out that he works for us.

Posted by: Mozilla at August 25, 2015 10:38 AM (78TbK)

3 So, we moved from night paintings to sunsets and dawns. Alrighty. I dont see Vic in that pix, tho.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:38 AM (iQIUe)

4
What difference, at this point, does it make?1/1/1!?!?1!!?/1/?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 25, 2015 10:39 AM (HSmrB)

5 Alternate title: Where We Buried The Bodies

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 10:40 AM (9krrF)

6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Johnson_Heade

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:41 AM (iQIUe)

7 I like the mix of colors. Very relaxing yet still colorful.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (RD7QR)

8 Fevered swamp, the distance softened by mists, humidity and the clouds of mosquitoes and biting flies.

Pretty, really. And probably with extra anacondas.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (3pRHP)

9 I found Hoffa!

Posted by: teh Wind at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (B3WUC)

10
OMG! OMG! This guy invented painting on velvet.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (iQIUe)

11 The perfect analogy for America if you don't vote for me!

Posted by: Jeb at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (5UTsD)

12 Looks like a south Georgia pasture.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (JVWwF)

13 The Battle of Dagorlad was fought there.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (fWAjv)

14 Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

Posted by: jan brady at August 25, 2015 10:42 AM (pgzyN)

15 *sinking in mud*

HELP!!1!
Posted by: Bigby's Signifying Hands


The cat will ignore you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2015 10:43 AM (W5DcG)

16 Does peat stink when you burn it? I ask bc I saw this brit doc where they were out on the moors, used peat to start a fire, and cooked bacon and eggs using a shovel. It looked great.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:43 AM (iQIUe)

17 rdbrewer

great picture....what's with all the sunsets and twilights? can we get a morning or a midday? or is this a message about our country......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 10:44 AM (0O7c5)

18 Is that Waldo and his best gal?


*you have to blow it up.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 25, 2015 10:44 AM (fWAjv)

19 Everywhere the light touches is our kingdom.

Posted by: Mufasa at August 25, 2015 10:44 AM (ph/F7)

20 Allen G is there. Somewhere. Not sure where. But he is in there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 25, 2015 10:44 AM (OLNwX)

21 People and hay.

Washington D.C. in 2115?

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 25, 2015 10:45 AM (MQEz6)

22 Finally a non french artist. Drew is starting to spread his taste.

Posted by: Draki at August 25, 2015 10:45 AM (v7hxt)

23
Someone mentioned Bond ordering a rasher of bacon. That is 3-4 slices. We need to bring that back in vogue. Remember - it started here and YOU WERE THERE.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:45 AM (iQIUe)

24 yeah , just willow me on the dump with Mau mau ... thanks

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:45 AM (gbIds)

25 25th?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 10:45 AM (E5UB0)

26 oh, and to not be willowed in the last thread:

this is my theory about Trump.

Trump is an ox.

thank you, that was the clickbait.

Trump was essentially the typical apolitical millionaire. Willing to play the game by backing the correct stances to insulate himself and his business from regulatory attack

This is the "party liberal" stance - he's got money so he's petted and slapped by the powers that be so he can be milked and depended on for support in exchange for being allowed to continue on making millions that can be siphoned off to the parties with power to buy more power.

This is like owning a brace of oxen: they keep pulling the wagon and the plow because they get grain from their labor.
But Oxen rarely get the idea that they should cut out the middleman.

Trump, Bezos, Eich - formerly of his own company Mozilla, have all been beaten into giving to whoever has their hand out in response to being invited to some parties with the extra privilege of being hated behind their backs.

But the real fear the powers that be must have is:

What happens if some or every multi-millionaire with scads of REALLY COMPETENT advisors, and LOTS OF MONEY, and A WISH TO NO LONGER BE MILKED LIKE A COW, suddenly look at Trump and say, "thats it. I'm done with the clowns. If Trump can do it so can I"

Trump is just real estate magnate. He may be crude, he may not care about the little dominance games about supporting the right people or cause - he makes money, he likes managing businesses loves making them grow. He wants to be left alone and wants to see other people be as successful as he.

He is not unusual for what he is and what he has done.

the fear must be that he is the first serious breach in the dyke, and must be destroyed.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (3pRHP)

27 "5
Alternate title: Where We Buried The Bodies

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 10:40 AM (9krrF)"

On the left, that pile that has not settled yet.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (QHgTq)

28 I'm still chuckling over "Megyn Crowley".

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (evdj2)

29 19 Everywhere the light touches is our kingdom.

Posted by: Mufasa at August 25, 2015 10:44 AM (ph/F7)

*chambers a round

exhales

Posted by: Walter Palmer at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (fWAjv)

30 Ok, I'll settle for that. Not as if I have a choice anyways.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (E5UB0)

31 Its purdy....

Posted by: Diogenes at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (Z9g7j)

32 Oooooooooo! Purty!

There are similar areas in my neck o' the woods. I love it when a painter has the skill to take something that seems familiar and capture its beauty.

And perhaps Mr Heade can distract the Horde, if only for a time, from the political anal-ysis that was filling the last thread. If you wanna sound like you know what you're talking about, be sure you actually DO know what you're talking about!

For the record, I doubt that any of us has the whole thing really figured out, at least yet.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (SNBrO)

33 So... final resting place for Judge Crater?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (gPuuk)

34 Sun, moon, sun, moon...

In kind of a rut here.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM (SCcgT)

35
Well, Trump really shouldn't be a serious candidate.

Could someone, ANYONE please , please point to a 'serious candidate?

Because I would really, really love to see one of those before I die.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (gbIds)

36 Known for its peaty single-malt whisky.

Posted by: wisenheimer at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (qnhj2)

37 >>>Trump was essentially the typical apolitical millionaire.

He's a billions and billionaire.

Posted by: Caitlyn Sagan at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (E5UB0)

38
Hey, there is Cecil right before the shooting.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (ODxAs)

39 "16
Does peat stink when you burn it? I ask bc I saw this brit doc where
they were out on the moors, used peat to start a fire, and cooked bacon
and eggs using a shovel. It looked great.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:43 AM (iQIUe)"

It has a distinctive smell but it is not at all unpleasant. Ireland smells like that, or at least it used to.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (QHgTq)

40 I'm still chuckling over "Megyn Crowley".
Bitch.

Posted by: candy kelly at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (pgzyN)

41 I'm totally SERIOUS man. Everyone at Fox tells me so.

Posted by: El Jeb at August 25, 2015 10:48 AM (1ZeBT)

42 Know what this landscape needs? Toxic waste.

Posted by: The EPA at August 25, 2015 10:48 AM (KUaJL)

43 >>Drew is starting to spread his taste.

While I find this sentence disturbing on a couple levels, Drew doesn't do the art threats. rdbrewer is your man.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 25, 2015 10:48 AM (OGm46)

44 I see him.
Come in. Straight in.
Now! Run!
Keep coming.
Stop.
To your left, to your left.
And stop.
Sniper at your feet.
Or what is it?
He had lunch here, sergeant major.
Mcdonald's, quarter-pounder
With cheese.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 25, 2015 10:48 AM (fWAjv)

45 'Atomic Skyline: Goodbye Omaha'

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:49 AM (gbIds)

46 You can tell it's a steamy hell of ravenous mosquitos and no-see-ums.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at August 25, 2015 10:49 AM (JVWwF)

47 Sun, moon, sun, moon...
In kind of a rut here.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM


Happens every day.

Kinda dull, huh?

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 10:49 AM (SNBrO)

48 Poor Joy Joy is still crying and looking for her gal pal, Molly. Yesterday, they thought she might try to break out of the pen to go look for her. But wouldn't you? If someone you lived with all your life and was never separated from was just taken away with no explanation, wouldnt you cry and search, too? So, sad...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/goatslive

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:49 AM (iQIUe)

49 Stay away, man, or I'll cut you!

Posted by: a guy with a palette knife at August 25, 2015 10:49 AM (pgzyN)

50 Could someone, ANYONE please , please point to a 'serious candidate?

We have had plenty of serious candidates. With records. And policy knowledge.

None of them were perfect, though.

Trump is what he is. No use getting upset that people notice.

Posted by: Lea at August 25, 2015 10:50 AM (lIU4e)

51 16
Does peat stink when you burn it? I ask bc I saw this brit doc where
they were out on the moors, used peat to start a fire, and cooked bacon
and eggs using a shovel. It looked great.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:43 AM (iQIUe)

it smells like home

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 10:50 AM (0O7c5)

52 >>>Trump is an ox.

Do not muzzle the Trump as he treads the GOPe into the dust.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 10:50 AM (E5UB0)

53 bruce with a wang

http://www.irishpeat.com/purchase.php

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 10:50 AM (0O7c5)

54 Sun, moon, sun, moon...

In kind of a rut here.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller


Sun Zoom Spark

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2015 10:50 AM (W5DcG)

55 I love this CNN headline:

Bush: 'Anchor Babies' = Asians.

This little bit of stupidity is typical of these inbred patricians from the NE.

Don't be fooled, they might have all relocated to the south and west but they are a pack of Rockerfeller republicans in their ideology and temperament and their to the manor borne attitude.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (eDW1j)

56 Perhaps some alternative 'art' will get a few commenters out of their ruts.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/RommyDeBommy-Yummy-Fashion-11.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (gPuuk)

57 It has a distinctive smell but it is not at all unpleasant. Ireland smells like that, or at least it used to.



Smells like the Irish and carnies.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (k+zgr)

58 16 Does peat stink when you burn it? I ask bc I saw this brit doc where they were out on the moors, used peat to start a fire, and cooked bacon and eggs using a shovel. It looked great.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:43 AM (iQIUe)

Peat fires are used to dry out barley before it's used to make whisky.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (2Ojst)

59
Went hiking and all of us had those stupid flies hovrering around our heads, including the poor dog. I hate them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:52 AM (iQIUe)

60 We have had plenty of serious candidates.


25 years of GOP fail tells me otherwise.


Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:52 AM (gbIds)

61 While I find this sentence disturbing on a couple levels, Drew doesn't do the art threats. rdbrewer is your man.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 25, 2015 10:48 AM (OGm46)

Naw, you're right. I need more coffee.

Posted by: Draki at August 25, 2015 10:52 AM (v7hxt)

62 "For the record, I doubt that any of us has the whole thing really figured out, at least yet.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 10:46 AM"

That's kinda where I am right now, and probably for some time to come .... I mean it's still, what, 14 months until the election ?
Stay chilly, and keep your popcorn dry.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 25, 2015 10:53 AM (go6ud)

63 Peat and whisky link in my sock. Also used in producing Irish whiskey.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2015 10:53 AM (pgzyN)

64 Is Megyn Crowley married to that devil worshiping guy?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2015 10:53 AM (W5DcG)

65 Okay Horde I need info:

My contract is about up with BitDefender and I want to punt them through a wall lately. I haven't seen anything about *any* of the paid security options that makes me want to try that avenue again.

I have Windows 8.1 at the moment.Is the Win Security still a decent free option? Are Avast and MalwareBytes still good options? Help me Horde.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 25, 2015 10:53 AM (GDulk)

66 25 years of GOP fail tells me otherwise. Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:52 AM

25 perfect years for the GOPe!

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (SNBrO)

67 It's going to be good weather to hunt ducks tomorrow.

Posted by: MTF at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (LISuA)

68
Off in the distance, SMOD approaches.

You cannot see it yet, but soon.

Soon...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (BK3ZS)

69
Smells like the Irish and carnies.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (k+zgr

Not nice to talk about BCochran that way





I keed, I keed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (Z58Xa)

70 One of those stupid UNRWA schools forced to remove anti semitic pictures from FB. And there is no doubt there are antisemitic.

https://goo.gl/gwXcfV

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

71 OMG DaWang is right, he really DID invent painting on velvet...and he made it onto a stamp(!). Should have been a velvet stamp.

What a nice thing for marsh-dwellers and flatlanders. Something about a sofa just calls out for the Grand Tetons behind it, so, most painters go for the verticals.

Gives the rest of us kind of an artistic Napoleon complex. Napoleon Missouri, Napoleon Arkansas, Napoleon Ohio...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (xq1UY)

72 65 Okay Horde I need info:

My contract is about up with BitDefender and I want to punt them through a wall lately. I haven't seen anything about *any* of the paid security options that makes me want to try that avenue again.

I have Windows 8.1 at the moment.Is the Win Security still a decent free option? Are Avast and MalwareBytes still good options? Help me Horde.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 25, 2015 10:53 AM (GDulk)

Kaspersky Labs is a paid service that I've used for several years without a hitch.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2015 10:55 AM (2Ojst)

73 Burned peat smells like scotch whiskey

Posted by: bananaDream at August 25, 2015 10:55 AM (+bvV6)

74 I have Windows 8.1 at the moment.Is the Win Security
still a decent free option? Are Avast and MalwareBytes still good
options? Help me Horde.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 25, 2015 10:53 AM (GDulk)

I use AVG free ware. It works well for me, but I do suspend it when I'm need more processor.

Posted by: Draki at August 25, 2015 10:55 AM (v7hxt)

75 Bush: 'Anchor Babies' = Asians.

This little bit of stupidity is typical of these inbred patricians from the NE.


Jeb is stupid. He's equivalent to Akin.

Akin wasn't some deep thinker; he was a career politician who didn't understand why he held the positions he did. (Or the real reason for holding them was because his constituents wanted it.)

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 10:55 AM (ph/F7)

76
Art threats...

Yeah, I can dig it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 25, 2015 10:55 AM (BK3ZS)

77 In 1880 work on the Panama Canal began, Edison patented the incandescent light bulb and we got the first pay telephone. Also first time in professional baseball that someone hit two HR in an inning.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 10:55 AM (zoyKY)

78 Carney!

Linkletter!

Garfunkle!

Posted by: mindful webworker - what is at August 25, 2015 10:56 AM (urY6u)

79 69 Smells like the Irish and carnies.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (k+zgr

Not nice to talk about BCochran that way

I keed, I keed
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM (Z58Xa)

==========

Okay, I laughed out loud. Thanks!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 10:56 AM (iQIUe)

80 Gives the rest of us kind of an artistic Napoleon complex. Napoleon Missouri, Napoleon Arkansas, Napoleon Ohio... Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 25, 2015 10:54 AM

Just don't start in on Napoleon's Bony Part....

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 10:56 AM (SNBrO)

81 Heavily-peated whisky is definitely something of an acquired taste. I don't care for it, but there are people who just love it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2015 10:56 AM (2Ojst)

82 I love this CNN headline:



Bush: 'Anchor Babies' = Asians.



This little bit of stupidity is typical of these inbred patricians from the NE.



Don't be fooled, they might have all relocated to the south and west
but they are a pack of Rockerfeller republicans in their ideology and
temperament and their to the manor borne attitude.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (eDW1j)
-------------------
The Yellow horde!!

Posted by: Penfold at August 25, 2015 10:56 AM (Fbt5B)

83 Ah, now I have actually heard of Heade. He does great landscapes, and IIRC I saw several of his works at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. (BTW, anyMoron who has spare time visiting Boston, I highly recommend the ISG Museum.)

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (vsbNu)

84 What? Anchor babies are Asian? What did he mean by that

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (1ZeBT)

85 Um, about that "ceiling", Trump just hit 35 percent in NH.



In a 17 deep candidate field, that's insane.


And that's with yuuuge loser Kasich pulling 11 points and solely focusing on NH.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (VMZsK)

86 And in other news of the weird - fan who had plastic surgery to resemble Justine Beiber is still missing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (gPuuk)

87 Pretty sure that's a navigable water of the US

Posted by: EPA at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (5DknR)

88 As Polish river levels fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, the material remains of Poland's tortured 20th-century history are coming to light on newly exposed riverbeds, with Jewish tombstones and the human remains of Soviet fighter pilots and their plane being

found in recent days.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (gf8BH)

89 Just don't start in on Napoleon's Bony Part....
Posted by: MrScribbler


Ol' Stumpy?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 10:58 AM (k+zgr)

90 No use getting upset that people notice.

It's funny that you think that I am capable of being 'upset' by anything that the Establishment people have to say. On the contrary, I find their wailing and gnashing of teeth to be quite satisfying.



Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:58 AM (gbIds)

91
Bush: 'Anchor Babies' = Asians.

And yet another "world's smartest man" grabs the backpack.

Happens ecery time...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 25, 2015 10:59 AM (BK3ZS)

92 Out through that window, three years ago to a day, her husband and her two young brothers went off for their day's shooting. They never came back. In crossing the moor to their favourite snipe-shooting ground they were all three engulfed in a treacherous piece of bog. It had been that dreadful wet summer, you know, and places that were safe in other years gave way suddenly without warning. Their bodies were never recovered.

Posted by: Vera Sappleton at August 25, 2015 10:59 AM (evdj2)

93 The Yellow horde!!
Posted by: Penfold


They've been working on the railroad. All the live long day.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2015 10:59 AM (W5DcG)

94 Where's all the complaints that NH shouldn't be the first primary State?

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 10:59 AM (zoyKY)

95 Um, about that "ceiling", Trump just hit 35 percent in NH.







In a 17 deep candidate field, that's insane.





And that's with yuuuge loser Kasich pulling 11 points and solely focusing on NH.


That's okay, Ken Cuccinelli has a solution:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/qfbobqx

Party loyalty uber alles, comrade!

Posted by: Methos at August 25, 2015 11:00 AM (ZbV+0)

96 58 16 Does peat stink when you burn it?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (2Ojst)


It's a real acrid smoke.

I was in Moscow when the peat bogs east of the city were on fire and they filled the city with smoke. On top of that, it was about the hottest summer on record, which didn't help.

Posted by: jwest at August 25, 2015 11:00 AM (Zs4uk)

97
Um, about that "ceiling", Trump just hit 35 percent in NH.


In a 17 deep candidate field, that's insane.


And that's with yuuuge loser Kasich pulling 11 points and solely focusing on NH.
Posted by: prescient11 at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (VMZsK)
It's like the GOPe doesn't want to win...

Posted by: Draki at August 25, 2015 11:00 AM (v7hxt)

98 I use AVG Free and Zone Alarm Free. Also NoScript (with an empty whitelist) and Ghostery.
Never a problem, for years.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 25, 2015 11:00 AM (go6ud)

99 The Yellow horde!!
Posted by: Penfold

They've been working on the railroad. All the live long day.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.



Well, they ben heah fo owa. They go now!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 11:00 AM (k+zgr)

100
The Daily Mail had a long article yesterday about the pograms in the Ukraine during WW2. Takes a lot of hate and insanity to do what they did.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (iQIUe)

101 And that's with yuuuge loser Kasich pulling 11 points and solely focusing on NH.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM


Kasich has been running a shit-ton of ads on regional teevee. Thanks to endless repetition, we know that his Daddy was a postman and that he "served with some of the finest military minds" while sucking the governmental teat in Congress.

Seems like a nice, sincere, warm guy. Just what America needs!

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (SNBrO)

102 So will Jeb grovel and apologize for this unforced gaffe, or try to mimic Trump and double down?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (ph/F7)

103 25 perfect years for the GOPe!


Posted by: MrScribbler


This message brought to you by the letters A,A,P,L and the DOW Jones Industrial: Where People Like You Get Crushed By People Like Us.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (gbIds)

104 Posted by: JackStraw at August 25, 2015 10:48 AM (OGm46)

Is Drewspreading a thing now?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (Zu3d9)

105 And in other news of the weird - fan who had plastic surgery to resemble Justine Beiber is still missing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (gPuuk)


Scarcely an unalloyed tragedy, is it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (aRgrb)

106 Ukraine - Yugoslavia but without the mountains.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (gPuuk)

107 Where's all the complaints that NH shouldn't be the first primary State?

Well, which other state where Trump is leading the polls would you prefer?

Posted by: Methos at August 25, 2015 11:02 AM (ZbV+0)

108 the fear must be that he is the first serious breach in the dyke, and must be destroyed...................

Is this a veiled Hillary reference?

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at August 25, 2015 11:03 AM (dQJCS)

109 All this talk of peat and whiskey making anyone thirsty?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:03 AM (iQIUe)

110 What happens if some or every multi-millionaire with scads of REALLY COMPETENT advisors, and LOTS OF MONEY, and A WISH TO NO LONGER BE MILKED LIKE A COW, suddenly look at Trump and say, "thats it. I'm done with the clowns. If Trump can do it so can I"

The self-appointed mandarins fear being displaced. Notice all the old dystopias had corporate types taking over as a new nobility? That was part of the justification the leftards used for taking that for themselves. I guess "self-fulfilling prophecy" isn't something they're too familiar with.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 11:03 AM (9krrF)

111 Kasich has been running a shit-ton of ads on regional teevee. Thanks to endless repetition, we know that his Daddy was a postman and that he "served with some of the finest military minds" while sucking the governmental teat in Congress.

Seems like a nice, sincere, warm guy. Just what America needs!
Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (SNBrO)

___________

Oh his dad was a postman? Well fuck, that's good enough for me. Where do I get my bumper sticker?

I hate when politicians do this shit. Your dad was a working stiff. Good for you. That tells me absolutely nothing about your position on taxes or guns or H1B visas.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at August 25, 2015 11:03 AM (1ZeBT)

112 Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 10:57 AM (gf8BH)

Link?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (Zu3d9)

113 Smells like the Irish and carnies.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (k+zgr)



Cabbage?

Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (zt+N6)

114 Polliwog--I use Avast and Malwarebytes as a two-layer defense on my personal machines. They've been quite good, along with appropriate caution on the Web and blocking the crap out of everything.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (9krrF)

115
Ferguson, Missouris newly appointed municipal judge announced sweeping changes to the citys court system on Monday, including the withdrawal of every arrest warrant issued in Ferguson prior to December 31, 2014, Reuters reports.

"At some point, we need an olive branch to move forward, and what I see is a good olive branch," Patricia Bynes, the citys Democratic committeewoman, told the L.A. Times. "This is a good segue into having a good conversation about moving forward and whats reasonable to expect from the court."



In a related story, tonight the streets of Ferguson are going to look like the ending of "From Dusk Till Dawn".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (kdS6q)

116 They've been working on the railroad. All the live long day.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
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And laundry, don't forget the laundry.

Posted by: Penfold at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (Fbt5B)

117 AOP, it is truly odd news. Though some little part of me keeps expecting the story to take a sharp left turn into Creepsville when the missing fan is discovered in bed with the stolen corpse of that woman from Texas.

And now cue up Tom Petty's last dance with Mary Jane.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (gPuuk)

118 @88 They found a train full of Nazi gold, too. Climate change!

In eastern France there is a beer made with peated barley. It's a little whisky-ish, but totally unlike the south German and Austrian "smoked" beers. Adelscott.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (xq1UY)

119 Smells like the Irish and carnies.


Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 10:51 AM (k+zgr)


Cabbage?

Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (zt+N6)
We should make the art thread the corned beef and lunch thread.

Posted by: Draki at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (v7hxt)

120 All this talk of peat and whiskey making anyone thirsty?

Peat. Whiskey. Willy Pete?

Booze for the Burning.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (9krrF)

121 So will Jeb grovel and apologize for this unforced gaffe, or try to mimic Trump and double down?

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM


I'll take "grovel and apologize" for $1000, Alex.

Too bad Jeb! is such a Nice Guy. What I'm looking for now is a vicious, loud-mouthed rat-bastard who will force the government to clean up its various acts.

Or a wacko like Vermin Supreme. Whichever's available at voting time.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (SNBrO)

122 106 Ukraine - Yugoslavia but without the mountains.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (gPuuk)

If you replace Serbs with Russians and put Ukrainians in the role of Bosnians, yes. It remains to be seen where NATO fits in here.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

123 It's like the GOPe doesn't want to win...


Posted by: Draki



Winning First Place means that you actually have to DO things and stuff.

Second Place is awesome because you can get paid while pretending to 'fight fight fight' for 'next time, when we will REALLY get 'em'.

GOP/e - A Government Jobs Program for Chronically Unemployable Lawyers.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (gbIds)

124 @102

I will die laughing if Master of the Manor Jeb goes to the mattresses against Asians while at the same time trying to
shield his Latino brethren whom he identifies with and as.

The man is stupid there is no other way to phrase it.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2015 11:06 AM (eDW1j)

125 94 Where's all the complaints that NH shouldn't be the first primary State?
Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 10:59 AM (zoyKY)


If Vic were here, he'd say it.

I hope he's alright.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:06 AM (ph/F7)

126
Could someone, ANYONE please , please point to a 'serious candidate?

Because I would really, really love to see one of those before I die.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (gbIds)

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Here's lookin' at you kid....

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 25, 2015 11:06 AM (HSmrB)

127 Hey Jeb!, Asians are Boat People, not anchor babies.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:06 AM (vsbNu)

128 Ferguson, Missouris newly appointed municipal judge
announced sweeping changes to the citys court system on Monday,
including the withdrawal of every arrest warrant issued in Ferguson
prior to December 31, 2014, Reuters reports.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (kdS6q)

One of the problems in Ferguson with the PD if I recall correctly from the report, was that the PD was arresting people without proper warrants. So this makes sense and hopefully will help Ferguson.

Posted by: Draki at August 25, 2015 11:06 AM (v7hxt)

129 Anyone who thinks that Jeb Bush could beat Hitler is a race for Mayor of Haifa is smoking some serious Blue Mountain Weed.

"Well, I was really talking about them Chinamens!"

Jesus. How the fu*k did Nixon and Reagan let the Party get saddled with these Bush people?

Posted by: Section9 at August 25, 2015 11:07 AM (ZpQcw)

130 I will die laughing if Master of the Manor Jeb goes to the mattresses against Asians while at the same time trying to
shield his Latino brethren whom he identifies with and as.


I guess Jeb is trying to pander to those awful white nativists.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:07 AM (ph/F7)

131 The missing train of Nazi gold is still missing. Some people have come forward to stake a finder's claim. But no train and no gold has been found yet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:07 AM (gPuuk)

132 Anna, did you see I got published? It happened sooner than I thought but it's there.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:07 AM (vsbNu)

133 Did anyone else catch this story about Robert Menendez yesterday ?



https://twitter.com/TwitchyTeam/status/635932578860568577

Posted by: William at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (alLAO)

134 anna

why would the justin look alike become suddenly interested in girls? when they're dead they are less intimidating?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (0O7c5)

135 Logprof, no I didn't!

Got a link? Awesomesauce!

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (gPuuk)

136 THE RINOs on TV keep talking about Trump deporting 11 million and how that is not possible.

THAT IS NOT THE POINT

Just as the IRS does not Audit everyone, they pick and choose whom to audit. And that is how you put the fear of G-D into people to follow the law. You announce all illegals in this Country are Subject to deportation and will be.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (gf8BH)

137 Big Tent.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (go6ud)

138 And laundry, don't forget the laundry. Posted by: Penfold at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM

And gold mines. I know a spot near Randsburg, CA where, according to local legend, a bunch of Chinese miners were working in a mine when locals packed the entrance with dynamite and lit it off.

Not nice at all.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (SNBrO)

139 And laundry, don't forget the laundry.
Posted by: Penfold


Ancient Chinese secret.

https://youtu.be/mzixL7Ef-bI

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (W5DcG)

140 AOP, it is truly odd news. Though some little part of me keeps expecting the story to take a sharp left turn into Creepsville when the missing fan is discovered in bed with the stolen corpse of that woman from Texas.

And now cue up Tom Petty's last dance with Mary Jane.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:04 AM (gPuuk)


Hi Anna. While on the road on I-40 Sunday between Amarillo and Phoenix, I saw several air-cooled VWs being transported. A blue split-window panel eastbound near the TX-NM border, followed shortly by a Beetle on a towbar. Than passed a westbound transporter with a red Superbeetle convertible on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (aRgrb)

141 Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

NATO?....Oh, the organization that has Turkey as a member?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:09 AM (Zu3d9)

142 Is that a nuclear detonation over Jerusalem?

Posted by: Hank at August 25, 2015 11:09 AM (0Aqa7)

143 The missing train of Nazi gold is still missing. Some people have come forward to stake a finder's claim. But no train and no gold has been found yet.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:07 AM (gPuuk)

I never really believed that story. Short of being on the bottom of some Austrian Lake, how do you lose a whole train for 70 years? Sounded fishy to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:09 AM (gf8BH)

144
OK, don't really understand the mechanics and such, but does anyone here think that judge's action in Ferguson is going to work out well? Why are we talking about "olive branches"? Was the police dept. making war on innocent citizens? Starting the trouble? Damaging property, menacing or injuring people, killing business? Or was it, um, the populace?

How can you dismiss an entire slate of warrants - what if one is for domestic violence or child molestation or murder?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (QDnY+)

145 109 All this talk of peat and whiskey making anyone thirsty?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:03 AM (iQIUe)

Quite. I could go for a nice Highland single malt, neat, right about now.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (2Ojst)

146
Kasich has been running a shit-ton of ads on regional teevee. Thanks to endless repetition, we know that his Daddy was a postman and that he "served with some of the finest military minds" while sucking the governmental teat in Congress.

Seems like a nice, sincere, warm guy. Just what America needs!


Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:01 AM (SNBrO)



And don't forget he believes you are going to be asked by St. Peter if you supported the government taking other people's money to give to the poor.

Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (zt+N6)

147 Posted by: Methos at August 25, 2015 11:02 AM (ZbV+0)

I guess the one's that people have been insisting on for a long time. I'm not the one being inconsistent . How about Florida, Texas or Ohio since they have the most delegates.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (zoyKY)

148 Just as the IRS does not Audit everyone, they pick and choose whom
to audit. And that is how you put the fear of G-D into people to follow
the law.


A similar tactic is being employed with selected reporters with some measure of success.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (gbIds)

149
Any Ray Donovan fans? Enough with the priest molestation stories. It has been done to death and especially on this show. And enough with the creepy drunk brain damage brothers. People are more interested in how the other half lives. They shd never have killed off the Elliot Gould character.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:11 AM (iQIUe)

150 OK, don't really understand the mechanics and such, but does anyone here think that judge's action in Ferguson is going to work out well? Why are we talking about "olive branches"? Was the police dept. making war on innocent citizens? Starting the trouble? Damaging property, menacing or injuring people, killing business? Or was it, um, the populace?

How can you dismiss an entire slate of warrants - what if one is for domestic violence or child molestation or murder?
Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (QDnY+)

Did you "see" who that special Judge is? he is a member of a protected class. Nugh said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:11 AM (gf8BH)

151 And don't forget he believes you are going to be
asked by St. Peter if you supported the government taking other people's
money to give to the poor.

Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM


Groovy. I'm poor. I'll take yer money, John.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:12 AM (SNBrO)

152 141 Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 25, 2015 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

NATO?....Oh, the organization that has Turkey as a member?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:09 AM (Zu3d9)

Yes, that one, the organization with a few members capable of carrying their weight and a bunch who couldn't hold out against a troop of rabid squirrels.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 25, 2015 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

153 Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:08 AM (SNBrO)

I worked for UPS in California for a long time, and I knew the names (and zip codes!) of most places in the state.

I have never heard of Randsburg, and a glance at Wiki tells me why.

Population: 69 people!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:12 AM (Zu3d9)

154 Congrats logprof.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (VMZsK)

155 Carried over from last thread:

I did it!
I thought it would take longer, but I got my first title published on Amazon.
For those who want to help a Moron out (I am between jobs after all, so my handle is not fully accurate) here's the link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014EKK5CO
If you want to learn more about it (and maybe I should describe more on the book page itself), I'll save the commentary, Q 'n' A and hardcore pimpery for the Sunday Book Thread.
Thanks, y'all!
Posted by: logprof hawkinghis cheap wares at August 25, 2015 10:38 AM (vsbNu)


Just bought a copy, logprof. Looking forward to reading it!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (zF6Iw)

156 My problem with Trump can be spelled out in two words:

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Another rich supposedly 'pragmatic' supposed 'Republican', who was said to keep a picture of Ronald Reagan in his office.

At the first hint of real opposition he rolled over and went full Democrat. His budgeting shenanigans soiled the GOP brand in California for a generation or more. And his mindless pandering on 'climate change' has given the state SJW bureaucracy a wondrous new tax regime to fund their pet stupidities. Not to say that some of these things wouldn't have happened anyway, but the GOP collapse wouldn't have been so sweeping or so extensive. When Jerry Brown sounds fiscally sane by comparison you know you've got a problem.

Is Trump real, or is he just a national Schwarzenegger?

Posted by: JEM at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (o+SC1)

157 Well, the drought's not over yet.

You can't really get too far into the German "willing executioners" without counting the horrors committed, with or without Nazi help, in Poland, the Baltics, and Ukraine. Part of that must be due to the Czar's excesses in the Pale of Settlement, abusing both the Jews and the locals, but then, there is France. Seemed like the closer you got to the Med, the "softer" they were on Judaism.

In general, people just suck.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (xq1UY)

158 Nevergiveup, the Amber Room out of the Palace in St. Petersburg is still be chased down by treasure hunters. That son of the Nazi art dealer was recently discovered to have many looted pieces of art.

Some parts of the Dora complex where A-4/V-2 missiles were built by slave labor has never been explored. Simply sealed up.

A few years ago a bunch of Poles pulled out of the mud a pristine STuG III assault gun.

So I rate it as maybe possible.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (gPuuk)

159 Obama Calls His Opponents Crazies While Declaring His Unwaveriung Love For Harry Reid




More fourth-grade level taunts from our barely literate president.

Weasel Zippers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (gf8BH)

160 test

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (Ck8hC)

161 The Washington Free Beacon has a pretty funny parody of what Joey-B's campaign will look like. (Stops @ Ft. Mercy Park, Flippin' Arkansas, site of the Whitewater development...)
"I'm Ridin' with Biden 2016!!"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (5buP8)

162 Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 25, 2015 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

I am willing to bet that with some heavy lift capacity, Israel could conquer most of Western Europe in six weeks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:14 AM (Zu3d9)

163 How can you dismiss an entire slate of warrants - what if one is for domestic violence or child molestation or murder?



With a pen & a phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 25, 2015 11:14 AM (k+zgr)

164 Seriously, Trump had a coherent position - If you're here illegally you're going as well as others.

And team stupid is out there a triangulat'n and a pars'n their way into incomprehension.

I fully expect if Trump survives the next debate intact then team stupid is going to unleash its own brand of LIB and nuke it from space.

They will not and cannot brook a populist outsider they don't have hooks in and can't control.

It's funny, they said they were going to get control of the primaries after the debacle of '12.

Well surprise bitches!!

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2015 11:14 AM (eDW1j)

165 We had big storms at the Cape in the winter of 2012-2013 that shifted massive amounts of sand in the bay. Totally changed the landscape that is exposed when the tide goes out. I was hoping to find some newly uncovered relics as a result, and took a few walks with the outgoing tide to scope out some areas, but no luck. The sandbars are slowly reverting back to their original configuration, but that process will take a few more years, I need to dig out old Uncle Henry's metal detector and find me some sunken treasure in the meantime.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 25, 2015 11:14 AM (2cS/G)

166
Could someone, ANYONE please , please point to a 'serious candidate?
___
You know, this chocolate brown crayon really doesn't taste any different from the burnt sienna one.

Posted by: Serious Candidate Joe Biden at August 25, 2015 11:14 AM (78TbK)

167 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at August 25, 2015 11:15 AM (W6iIX)

168 I hate when politicians do this shit. Your dad was a working stiff. Good for you. That tells me absolutely nothing about your position on taxes or guns or H1B visas.

------

Actually, I do want to hear that. I want to understand their background. Being the son of a postal worker, I'm sure he actually has a somewhat favorable view of government. He believes that government serves a proper purpose. It does tell me something about him.

Posted by: SH at August 25, 2015 11:15 AM (gmeXX)

169 Nevergiveup, the Amber Room out of the Palace in St. Petersburg is still be chased down by treasure hunters. That son of the Nazi art dealer was recently discovered to have many looted pieces of art.


I am pretty sure the "Amber Room" has been proven destroyed in the bombing of Germany at the end of the War. But they were saying this "Train" was just hidden on some track in the forest?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:15 AM (gf8BH)

170 Just bought a copy, logprof. Looking forward to reading it!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 25, 2015 11:13 AM (zF6Iw)

--Thanks. I was thinking $1 for the price but Bezos recommended 3 so who am I to argue?

I hope you like it, but I don't expect everyone to like it either.

AP, MPPP provided the linky-poo.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:16 AM (vsbNu)

171 Alright I've had it: we need to send a posse out into the SC back country to find Vic. I'm worried the pajama boys from Lindsay's campaign may have unhooked the internet connection from his porch.

Posted by: MTF at August 25, 2015 11:16 AM (LISuA)

172 Another reason NH and these other Dem states should not be leading the primaries. Getting rid of some of these guys you don't like early. I don't think Jeb can win FL so I would like to see FL be one of the first primary states . Jeb loses FL and he's out.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 11:17 AM (zoyKY)

173 Cool beans logprof.

Here is his book via Ace's Amazon link. That way you help him and help the Ewok stay flushed in Val-U-Rite.

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014EKK5CO

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:17 AM (gPuuk)

174 I think he dismissed the warrants for not paying fines. It means people must still come in and handle their cases and if possible being offered some alternatives.

In LA you can pay your fine by: jail community service, money, cal trans. And when you get picked up on a warrant, you will get credit for it. The system they have in MO is bizarre. But all those ahole legal eagles did nothing to address the problems affecting the poor/working poor. They like to scream and holler but the aclu and legal clinics are worthless.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:17 AM (iQIUe)

175 logprof, what is the title of your book?

Posted by: Penfold at August 25, 2015 11:18 AM (Fbt5B)

176 Congrats logprof! Best of luck...

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:18 AM (ph/F7)

177 @156

Arnold was fist deep in the Kennedy clan so to speak so you knew to keep familial relations he couldn't actually govern conservatively.

Trump is a different story.

The guy is an ego maniac and I believe will work tirelessly at being a good President.

If he doesn't achieve anything it won't be from not trying.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2015 11:18 AM (eDW1j)

178 I've seen that kind of view many times standing atop the Vicksburg bluffs, looking across the Mississippi River towards Louisiana. Spectacular sunsets there.

Posted by: mrp at August 25, 2015 11:18 AM (JBggj)

179 Thanks Anna Puma!

Posted by: Penfold at August 25, 2015 11:19 AM (Fbt5B)

180 Population: 69 people! Posted by: CharlkieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:12 AM

Used to be MUCH bigger. Population in the hundreds.

There is another mining town not far away, called Johannesburg. Both were named by South African miners who came there to get in on the gold rush. The area never had what you'd call Big Strikes, but enough shiny stuff was taken out of the ground there to make the locals happy for a while.

Randsburg is a neat place, though. Can't tell you how many times I've been there, but I have lots of pleasant memories of the place and its surroundings.

First time I ever drove a car at over 200 mph was on the road from Randsburg back to Lancaster.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:19 AM (SNBrO)

181 $2.99 seems to be what Amazon claims is a sweet spot between sales and getting the royalties into the hands of writers. $2.99 is also the lowest price where the 70% royalty option is allowed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:20 AM (gPuuk)

182 as a helpful resource for any morons who wish to write and self-publish, you may want to check out the writer's cafe at kboards.

It's not as useful of a resource as it was a few years back, but there's still good info there on editing, pricing, marketing, etc.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:20 AM (ph/F7)

183 Trump is an ox.


Miss Lindsay is a Pretty, Pretty Pink Pony






Posted by: BlueStateRebel at August 25, 2015 11:20 AM (7ObY1)

184
JEM, all you say about Arnie is true, my only trivial caveat is that the CA GOP was pretty much what it was anyway. Don't think its "brand" needed much trashing. CA coastal clueless culture is simply hamster-stupid when it comes to public policy. It's all bigotry, ignorance, social conformity. Look at the idiotic politics of the tech tycoons. Not limited to CA, but there aren't many actual citizens - just people who, when they engage with politics at all or vote, just emote and self-deal and vent their bigotries and parade their moral narcissism.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2015 11:20 AM (QDnY+)

185 Is Trump real, or is he just a national Schwarzenegger?

Posted by: JEM


Great point. Wasn't the Governator pretty well owned by a lot of Kennedy-friendly money though? I know that his ex was Compound-spawned. Not sure which side of the knife the elitists will fall on , what with Trump's anti-amnesty talk threatening the government-corporate cheap labor nexus.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 11:20 AM (gbIds)

186 Miss Lindsay is a Pretty, Pretty Pink Pony

spew warning , please.

Commence coffee mop-up.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 11:21 AM (gbIds)

187 I am pretty sure the "Amber Room" has been proven
destroyed in the bombing of Germany at the end of the War. But they were
saying this "Train" was just hidden on some track in the forest?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:15 AM


Had a really great Martini at the Amber Room once.

Or was it the Rainbow Room?

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 25, 2015 11:22 AM (SNBrO)

188 If Swamp Thing is there, Adrien Barbells must be close.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 25, 2015 11:22 AM (fFIVI)

189 @127 - actually, that's not true. Probably started in the 1980s, as Hong Kong residents started looking forward to 1997; they'd fly over, have their baby, buy some property if they could afford it, and go home. Sometimes the US, sometimes Canada (Commonwealth preferences and all that.)

Any time you have a spurt of political instability you'll see this - Thailand, Malaysia, etc.

They may not be intending to live in the US but it's all about covering your bases in case things go to hell at home.

Posted by: JEM at August 25, 2015 11:22 AM (o+SC1)

190 Oh dear... Miss Lindsay Graham is Pinky Pie???

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:22 AM (gPuuk)

191 The loot train was supposed to have gone into a tunnel and never came out the other end. Some bombing may have been involved.

I'm about sick of Kasich going on about how poor a mailman was. It's a solid middle-class job now, not so much 50 years ago, but especially during the G.D. and in poverty-stricken areas, a letter carrier was one of your solider citizens financially. Rich, hell no, but do you hear guys bitching about how their dad was only a union pipefitter, only a tool-and-die man, only a heavy equipment operator?

I suppose it would account for one "only" going to a state university. Ohio State.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 25, 2015 11:23 AM (xq1UY)

192
Miss Lindsay is a Pretty, Pretty Pink Pony

.............

Like a Brony?

Posted by: Yo! at August 25, 2015 11:23 AM (W6iIX)

193 Like a Ronery Blony

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:23 AM (gPuuk)

194 For all you Trump supporters (and Progressives pretending to be Trump supporters in order to get an unelectable GOP nominee), check this out:

"U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative."

http://www.gallup.com/poll/184814/hispanics-frown-trump- not-rest-gop-field.aspx

Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:25 AM (nFICN)

195 I love this CNN headline:

Bush: 'Anchor Babies' = Asians.

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

So Jeb! thinks our illegals are from Pakistan?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 11:26 AM (E5UB0)

196
I belong to a Axis history forum and some of the women there were going on about this poor old art collector. Bullshit. He knew exactly what he was doing. Both he and his father were prof art dealers and new about provenance and what happened before, during, and after the war.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:26 AM (iQIUe)

197 173 Cool beans logprof.

Here is his book via Ace's Amazon link. That way you help him and help the Ewok stay flushed in Val-U-Rite.

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014EKK5CO
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:17 AM (gPuuk)

--Thanks, AP! I was not sure how to link through Ace's till.

Penfold, you've probably already seen it but it's called No Lesser Love.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:27 AM (vsbNu)

198 Wonder if my rope's still hanging from a tree.

- Fogerty Bros.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 25, 2015 11:27 AM (fFIVI)

199 http://www.gallup.com/poll/184814/hispanics-frown-trump- not-rest-gop-field.aspx
Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:25 AM (nFICN)

How many of those polled were here legally?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2015 11:27 AM (2Ojst)

200 >>The sandbars are slowly reverting back to their original configuration, but that process will take a few more years, I need to dig out old Uncle Henry's metal detector and find me some sunken treasure in the meantime.

You might have better luck in RI. This place was a haven for many pirates back in the day and in addition to the thousands of shipwrecks in and around the coast, there are many, many tales of pirate buried treasure. Some might even be true.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 25, 2015 11:28 AM (OGm46)

201 Longtime U.S. Senate leader Trent Lott of Mississippi is endorsing Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president.

That'll put him over the top for sure.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2015 11:28 AM (W5DcG)

202 Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER

Interesting. On the other hand ...

" Trump's position among non-white voters improved, substantially, when you look at how he fared in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton.

What's more, in the most recent CNN/ORC polling Trump does better against Clinton with non-white voters than Jeb Bush."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 25, 2015 11:28 AM (Ck8hC)

203
Sun is coming out. Go away, sun! If we cant hve rain, at least give us clouds.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:29 AM (iQIUe)

204 @163 - there was a lot of commentary re Ferguson that the town's budget was highly dependent on inflated mopery-with-intent-to-creep fines, that you had a lot of BS tickets being written and then lots of failure-to-pay and failure-to-appear money being piled on top of that, so it's possible the judge may have just ruled that the penalties were out of line with the infractions.

(you know, like California will fine you $120 for some minor motoring infraction and then once the various bureaucracies get done slapping their fees on the bottom line is closer to $500...it is what the Australians term a rort.)

Posted by: JEM at August 25, 2015 11:29 AM (o+SC1)

205 I want Trump to horn in on the Democrat debates. What's stopping him? Surely he can get the requisite polling %, even among Dem voters.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 25, 2015 11:29 AM (2cS/G)

206 Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER

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

Meh. I ain't buying the "we need to pander to hispanics" crap.

Even if it were true, which it is not, it's kind of like saying, you need to support a candidate who will be just as bad as a Democrat.

What's the point of that?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 11:29 AM (E5UB0)

207 Trump is a different story.

The guy is an ego maniac and I believe will work tirelessly at being a good President.


I just have very little idea of what trump would think a 'good president' would do. And whether it would track with what I think. I suspect often not.

so, there are worse choices, sure. But also better. Assuming they can get it together. Which is not at all certain.

Posted by: Lea at August 25, 2015 11:30 AM (lIU4e)

208 Imagine all the young women who next year aren't all that excited about the election, may or may not vote, not sure, and then they start seeing commercials showing Trump repeatedly calling women bimbos and fat slobs, saying he'd like to see a contestant down on her knees, saying Megyn Kelley was bleeding out of "her wherever." Game over. Yes, it IS that simple. OBVIOUSLY.

Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:30 AM (nFICN)

209 >>>Sun is coming out.

Even the sun is a transsexual?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 11:30 AM (E5UB0)

210 Not a problem, I wish you much success with your book.

Well my second edition of Golden Isis is now available.
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Biggest change is I added the Acknowledgements page that somehow did not get published first time around. But it seems Amazon is still stuck displaying the original cover and not the corrected one.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:31 AM (gPuuk)

211 @201 - Everything wrong with the GOP explained in one press release, right there.

Posted by: JEM at August 25, 2015 11:31 AM (o+SC1)

212 Thanks, Bevel!

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:31 AM (vsbNu)

213
Kasich is my guy.

Vote Kasich for prosperity

Posted by: Thad Cochran at August 25, 2015 11:32 AM (W6iIX)

214

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 11:10 AM (zoyKY)

I think people cared more about having a voice in the primary when we though having a voice in the primary mattered. Now that the mood is 'fuck all those guys in particular' the order isn't a priority.

Posted by: Methos at August 25, 2015 11:32 AM (ZbV+0)

215 NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER = All in for the Bungling Bitch of Benghazi.

Posted by: RickZ at August 25, 2015 11:32 AM (HEtQ3)

216 This is already too depressing and We have over a year before the election...To read the MSM, doesn't matter who We run or who the Dems run, the Dem wins.... Hate to say it but I'm beginning to believe it....

Posted by: donna at August 25, 2015 11:33 AM (hUdMz)

217 "Meh. I ain't buying the "we need to pander to hispanics" crap."

I'm not saying we need to pander to them, for Christ's sake. I'm saying don't shit all over them, call them all rapists and murders, and say you're going to round them all up and throw them out of the country. GOOD FUCKING GRIEF.

Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:33 AM (nFICN)

218 Could someone, ANYONE please , please point to a 'serious candidate?
Because I would really, really love to see one of those before I die.

come on, you know the answer to that one..

Posted by: Jeb!!! El Inevitable at August 25, 2015 11:33 AM (hKyl0)

219 I would vote for any of the 17 candidates over Hillary, Sanders or Biden. I'm for delaying The Burn for as long as possible as I continue to stockpile supplies.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 25, 2015 11:33 AM (zoyKY)

220 If Graham is elected President (work with me here), we'll get a Prez and a First Lady rolled into one!

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:33 AM (vsbNu)

221 Art comment: "The Raft of the Medusa" by Gericault would be a nice open-thread piece. "The Medusa" was a state owned ship that was notoriously un-seaworthy. It sank off the coast of Africa, killing many. Gericault's work was viewed as sharp political commentary, and, in many ways, is much like the story of Obama.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 25, 2015 11:34 AM (5buP8)

222 Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:25 AM (nFICN)


And just why am I supposed to CARE if they don't like him?

Is it better to have a candidate piss off the MAJORITY to cater to a MINORITY?

Or.... would it be better to do what is right for this damn country and the RULE OF LAW, without CARING if you piss off some people?

Oh no... next up we need to worry about the Transgendered mixed black Eskimo vote!!!!! BOTH of them!

Posted by: BB Wolf at August 25, 2015 11:34 AM (qh617)

223 Meh. I ain't buying the "we need to pander to hispanics" crap.

Even if it were true, which it is not, it's kind of like saying, you need to support a candidate who will be just as bad as a Democrat.

What's the point of that?
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 25, 2015 11:29 AM (E5UB0)


Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:34 AM (gf8BH)

224 NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER = All in for the Bungling Bitch of Benghazi.

If Jeb! really is the candidate I'd consider voting for the Clinton Crime Family simply for the LOLs of "Bill Clinton, First Husband".

Posted by: Ian S. at August 25, 2015 11:34 AM (S+N7W)

225 Go trumpet go!

Posted by: Liz Warren at August 25, 2015 11:35 AM (HstNY)

226 If Trump is elected we'll save money because he'll probably want to golf on his own courses.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:35 AM (vsbNu)

227 I CAN ALL CAPS TOO !!!!!

Posted by: Yo! at August 25, 2015 11:35 AM (W6iIX)

228 220
If Graham is elected President (work with me here), we'll get a Prez and a First Lady rolled into one!

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:33 AM (vsbNu)

for this comment.....and this comment alone......we should all buy logprof's new book......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 11:35 AM (0O7c5)

229 lternate title: Where We Buried The Bodies

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 10:40 AM (9krrF)

**Heh...you know it does look like the Jersey shore.Manahawkin bay to be precise.



Posted by: dananjcon at August 25, 2015 11:35 AM (NpXoL)

230 So Jeb! thinks our illegals are from Pakistan?
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner


He, in his family's trademarked way, is attempting to refer to "birth tourism" that's been cropping up in some areas in CA and NY. Some expectant Chinese moms buy a tour package to the US for their last trimester and have their kids here.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 25, 2015 11:35 AM (Ck8hC)

231 If Jeb! really is the candidate I'd consider voting for the Clinton Crime Family simply for the LOLs of "Bill Clinton, First Husband".

I would have a really hard time pulling the lever for Jeb!..I'd, bite My tongue , pull the lever for Christie before I would for Bush...

Posted by: donna at August 25, 2015 11:36 AM (hUdMz)

232 "109
All this talk of peat and whiskey making anyone thirsty?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:03 AM (iQIUe)"

I learned when I was a lad stationed at Fort Bliss in the summer that it is a poor idea to drink beer when you are thirsty. You get too drunk to drive really fast and you are still thirsty. I cannot imagine that whiskey would work better than beer at thirst quenching.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 25, 2015 11:36 AM (QHgTq)

233 M E T H A N E !! !! !!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 25, 2015 11:36 AM (4AVeu)

234 They may not be intending to live in the US but it's all about covering your bases in case things go to hell at home.



Posted by: JEM at August 25, 2015 11:22 AM (o+SC1)


So we should start thinking about having kids in Costa Rica?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 25, 2015 11:36 AM (oKE6c)

235 Corgis

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:37 AM (gPuuk)

236 How lovely. The Fuck Up in Chief is calling those that don't support the Iran deal crazies. Well McCain, you have an ally in the WH.

I really hate these people.

Posted by: Cheri at August 25, 2015 11:37 AM (oiNtH)

237 226 If Trump is elected we'll save money because he'll probably want to golf on his own courses.
Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon

LOL, You're on a roll today!

Posted by: donna at August 25, 2015 11:37 AM (hUdMz)

238 If Trump is elected we'll save money because he'll probably want to golf on his own courses.

He already owns an airliner!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 25, 2015 11:38 AM (evdj2)

239 I like my spot (Brewster, MA) because of the extreme tidal shift. Miles of exposed sand to pore over for a couple hours between tides. We didn't have a ton of Piracy/ treasure wrecks in the area, but there were some. If I were to find anything I'd expect it to be from a military or whaling ship, the bay was filled with privateers and whalers for centuries, many of whom disappeared with an occasional barrel stave or shoe washing up on the beach weeks later. I figure cannon and shot will have lasted this long, even if there's no gleaming pile of coins.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 25, 2015 11:38 AM (2cS/G)

240 "201 Longtime U.S. Senate leader Trent Lott of Mississippi is endorsing Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president."

It's so important to lock up that male cheerleader voting bloc.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 25, 2015 11:38 AM (4AVeu)

241 Scalia: 79 years old.
Kennedy: 79 years old.

Trump is UNELECTABLE. A Trump nomination GUARANTEES that the Dems keep the White House and take back the Senate. Do you Trump supporters actually WATCH his speeches? How can any intelligent person support this horse's ass?

Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:39 AM (nFICN)

242
NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER = All in for the Bungling Bitch of Benghazi.

Posted by: RickZ at August 25, 2015 11:32 AM (HEtQ3)

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

Pay them no mind NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER,, I'm with you 100.63%...

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 25, 2015 11:39 AM (HSmrB)

243 Biggest change is I added the Acknowledgements page that somehow did not get published first time around. But it seems Amazon is still stuck displaying the original cover and not the corrected one.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:31 AM (gPuuk)


--Yeah, I updated the description so that it would not be mistaken for a "traditional" romance, but the update is not showing yet. And I decided to be haughty and use the Black Hawk Down formulation "A Story of Modern Romance."

Now I'm gonna check out your book. Do I need to be drunk or high to enjoy it more?

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:40 AM (vsbNu)

244 How can any intelligent person support this horse's ass?

We're picking among eighteen horse's asses.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 25, 2015 11:40 AM (ph/F7)

245 @207 - it's not that the guy won't work hard, Schwarzenegger worked hard.

The problem is that his history doesn't give you a lot of faith that the guy really believes what he says.

Now, mind you, there's only about three GOP candidates and Bernie Sanders who I think really believe most of what they're saying, and Bernie's already proving he can be browbeaten into peddling nonsense by a handful of Soros-funded rabblerousers.

Posted by: JEM at August 25, 2015 11:41 AM (o+SC1)

246 92 - Their bodies were never recovered.

Posted by: Vera Sappleton at August 25, 2015 10:59 AM (evdj2)



Oh, Bertie, why do you bound? Aaaaaaghhhh!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at August 25, 2015 11:42 AM (VBbCO)

247 How can any intelligent person support this horse's ass?

When the merits are a complete loss, spite and comedy value become viable criteria.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 25, 2015 11:43 AM (9krrF)

248 Sun is coming out. Go away, sun!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 25, 2015 11:29 AM
________

It still takes a lot of courage to come out.

(Can't believe there're still heliophobes in this day and age.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 25, 2015 11:43 AM (CauzA)

249 I am sure some Moron will try to read it while under the influence and find new meanings I never intended...

But I don't think you will need to be. It is my Indian Jones noir story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:44 AM (gPuuk)

250 Does Moo Moo have a new handle, or did another troll grace us with their presence?

Posted by: The EPA at August 25, 2015 11:44 AM (34w2E)

251 Scalia: 79 years old.
Kennedy: 79 years old.

Trump is UNELECTABLE. A Trump nomination GUARANTEES that the Dems keep the White House and take back the Senate. Do you Trump supporters actually WATCH his speeches? How can any intelligent person support this horse's ass?

Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:39 AM (nFICN)



Awesome.


Maybe we will get super conservative Justices like:

John "Ignore the Plainly Written Word of the Constitution Cuz It's a Tax!" Roberts

or

Anthony "Lemme Roll My Twelve-Sided Dice for a Decision" Kennedy


Your argument is spectacularly weak and your Convincing Fu is lame.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 25, 2015 11:44 AM (0cMkb)

252 off sock

Posted by: joe at August 25, 2015 11:45 AM (34w2E)

253 Pay them no mind NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER,, I'm with you 100.63%...


Don't you mean 100.69%?

Posted by: wrg500 at August 25, 2015 11:45 AM (sgrzZ)

254 Does Moo Moo have a new handle, or did another troll grace us with their presence?
Posted by: The EPA at August 25, 2015 11:44 AM (34w2E)

Trolls from the same mudder with a different fader

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:45 AM (gf8BH)

255 Trump is at 14 of hispanics very favorable.


Jeb! Is at 31.


Big fing deal.



Give trump some time and he's gonna flip that.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 25, 2015 11:46 AM (VMZsK)

256 "I have never heard of Randsburg, and a glance at Wiki tells me why.

Population: 69 people!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2015 11:12 AM (Zu3d9)"

It used to be more but a lot of the population was killed in an unfortunate gold mine explosion.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 25, 2015 11:46 AM (QHgTq)

257 Someone found the Nazi gold train long ago, they simply didn't say anything.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 25, 2015 11:46 AM (m3iiU)

258
Trump is UNELECTABLE


Posted by: Polling at 35% at August 25, 2015 11:47 AM (gbIds)

259 Trump is UNELECTABLE. A Trump nomination GUARANTEES that the Dems keep the White House and take back the Senate. Do you Trump supporters actually WATCH his speeches? How can any intelligent person support this horse's ass?
Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:39 AM (nFICN)


--I've only seen him speak at the NH Town Hall and the Alabama rally. Both were similar, but both are what we refer to as "stump speeches," designed to fit a template and address similar themes (e.g., he referred to Bergdahl on both occasions) to broad audiences. As he addresses more segmented groups, his speeches will --at least should-- adopt more focus and polish. Give the guy credit for not using Telebinkies and just relying on a note card or two.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:48 AM (vsbNu)

260 As wapo points out, head to head against hillary, trump leads gop among nonwhite voters.


That will only grow.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 25, 2015 11:48 AM (VMZsK)

261 Trump is UNELECTABLE


Posted by: Polling at 35% at August 25, 2015 11:47 AM (gbIds)

And Romney and The Senile old bastard from AZ were baffo campaigners. Your point?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 25, 2015 11:48 AM (gf8BH)

262 249 I am sure some Moron will try to read it while under the influence and find new meanings I never intended...

But I don't think you will need to be. It is my Indian Jones noir story.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2015 11:44 AM (gPuuk)

--Cool! It's too bad my royalties can't be kept in a pot that I can use to buy other stuff at Amazon, but I guess for tax reasons they need to come straight to me.

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:51 AM (vsbNu)

263 I just stopped by to let everybody know my Daddy was a mailman!

He delvered letters and sometimes-

your Christmas presents!!!!


Yay!!!

Posted by: John Kasich at August 25, 2015 11:51 AM (0cMkb)

264 "Could someone, ANYONE please , please point to a 'serious candidate?

Because I would really, really love to see one of those before I die.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 25, 2015 10:47 AM (gbIds)"

Well, Bobby Jindal is a serious candidate if your criteria are in the realm of competence, intelligence and experience. Of course, I think that the chances of him becoming the GOP nominee, let alone President hover somewhere between slim and none.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at August 25, 2015 11:52 AM (QHgTq)

265 AP, the Isis image for your cover is not that bad. I recall you were sweating trying to find one. Perhaps you didn't think it authentic? (I'm no Egyptologist.)

Posted by: logprof, now available on Amazon at August 25, 2015 11:54 AM (vsbNu)

266 258
Trump is UNELECTABLE


I've watched as this country elected a bumpkin who was fucking his wife's hairdresser and a half black guy with no experience whose middle name was Hussein.

This country will elect anyone who captures their imagination.

Posted by: jwest at August 25, 2015 11:54 AM (Zs4uk)

267 My neighbor's house was broken into Sunday morning while he was at Church. Among the stolen items was a handgun. I didn't ask if/how he had it secured, but I'm thrilled to know there's an armed B&E guy in our community.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 25, 2015 11:56 AM (2cS/G)

268 Oh noes!!! Trump is finished. Wife said someone tweeted that Trump's suits are made in, get this, Mexico!!!!!! /

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 25, 2015 12:04 PM (IwDnH)

269 This country will elect anyone who captures their imagination.





Posted by: jwest at August 25, 2015 11:54 AM (Zs4uk)

it's almost like you've softened since you became a grandparent....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 12:15 PM (0O7c5)

270 Posted by: NOT A JEB! SUPPORTER at August 25, 2015 11:39 AM (nFICN)

I've learned a Trump candidacy isn't worth fighting about, especially since the point of argument is to persuade. Those who form the hard core of Trump's support are immune to any examples of his unfitness for the office you can find.

Nothing for it but to see how it plays out. The best test for any other GOP primary candidate is how well or badly he or she deals with the Trump phenomenon. For example, Rand Paul went after Trump in the first debate and came off badly becauuse he came off as petulant and shrill. Jeb! is doing badly against Trump because he stumbles when he's forced to go off script.All the big donor money in the worldwon't make a Bush--any Bush--articulate and hard-hitting.

Cruz, Rubio and Fiorina seem to be handling things well. So is Carson and--to a lesser extent--Kasich. Jindal is struggling, but not because of Trump. I don't give a damn about the others.

Posted by: troyriser at August 25, 2015 12:16 PM (Bvf82)

271 Another of the Hudson River School?

Very restful; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 25, 2015 12:17 PM (OSs/l)

272
it's almost like you've softened since you became a grandparent....


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 25, 2015 12:15 PM (0O7c5)


I've had grandsons for 6 years. This was the first granddaughter a few weeks ago.

Posted by: jwest at August 25, 2015 12:19 PM (Zs4uk)

273 "16
Does peat stink when you burn it?"

It depends on what the definition of stink is.

Posted by: Tell 'em Willie-boy Clinton is here at August 25, 2015 12:33 PM (Cktyg)

274

Huh huh huh huh......

His name is "Heade"

Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 25, 2015 12:42 PM (TAzkM)

275 Because.

Posted by: Serious Candidate Jeb! at August 25, 2015 01:06 PM (Cktyg)

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