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Henry Farrer, "December" (1877)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:13 AM




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1 Brrr.

Posted by: Sleepygeek at September 04, 2015 10:12 AM (sXB+h)

2 This one is from Henry's Depressive Psychosis period.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 04, 2015 10:14 AM (75uvI)

3 This was obviously done before the invention of color.

Posted by: Irony at September 04, 2015 10:14 AM (3FBAK)

4 If we make it to December ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:14 AM (evdj2)

5 Is that guy the branch manager?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 04, 2015 10:15 AM (KCQo0)

6 Mistitled. It's really called "Post Obama America".

Posted by: MTF at September 04, 2015 10:15 AM (TxJGV)

7
So its Friday before Labor Day. Late this afternoon the Whitehouse will dump a metric shit ton of bad news and late this evening a congressman will expose himself to ridicule, in a personal and particularly foolish way.
Its like a law of natureor something.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:16 AM (5vV+V)

8 "After the Bombs Fell" (2017)

Posted by: The Lone Wanderer's Great Great Great Grandfather at September 04, 2015 10:16 AM (4I3rr)

9 Pfft.

Posted by: Albrecht Durer at September 04, 2015 10:16 AM (75uvI)

10 You can never go wrong with a Haggard reference.

Posted by: Irony at September 04, 2015 10:17 AM (3FBAK)

11 Hi,

Any moron lawyers on board this thread.

I had something very weird and fascistic (not kidding) happen to me yesterday and I'd like an opinion.

And yes, I realize free advice on the internet, etc, etc ,etc.


So- just a quick review of the facts.


Yesterday, I was working when into my office came two thugs from the city utility dept-

who said that a business(failed space empty) two spaces down had a valve which required a annual inspection that hadn't been done-

and since they could not get a reply from the landlords-

they were going to shut off my water and my business if I didn't get the their papers and information to the owners of the building.

Plus, they wanted me to sign a paper saying that I had been informed of the landlord's problem and would face penalties if it wasn't corrected.

Of course, i didn't sign. And tried to argue that I had zero to do with neither the failed business nor was the landlord nor was any of this my responsibility and I would not accept liability for this.

But, the thugs kept saying - well, too bad. We picked you and if you don't get in contact with the we'll shut off your water and shut down your business.

As I said I was busy, so I made a couple of quick phone calls to get the monkey off my back- got in touch with the building manager, let them speak and the thugs left.

Then later (I was busy)I called the corporate office to make sure I got the highest possible guy and gave him an earful.

And then waited for the crap to roll downhill- so shortly there-after multiple apologies all around from the landlord end.


Okay- so here's my question - I'd like to nip this kind of violation of my business and personal liberty in the bud.

But, I'm not willing to start a fight with an obviously thuggish and petty bureaucrat-

cause they can hurt me more than I can hurt them-

unless what they did constituted a very clear violation of written law and/or my civil rights.

Then I have the ability to gain justice and prevent any nonsense like this in the future.

So....any lawyerly opinion about this situation.


Or, is it just walk away, it's Valvetown, Jake.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 04, 2015 10:17 AM (KUa85)

12
I shall rename this painting.... "Tel Aviv, The Day After".

Posted by: Hillary!! at September 04, 2015 10:17 AM (8XRCm)

13
ooooh..... off wiped server sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 04, 2015 10:17 AM (8XRCm)

14
How many faces can you count in the trees??

Posted by: fixerupper at September 04, 2015 10:19 AM (8XRCm)

15
**tap**
**tap**
**tap**


Anybody out there???

Posted by: fixerupper at September 04, 2015 10:19 AM (8XRCm)

16
Crap.... I think I missed the rapture.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 04, 2015 10:20 AM (8XRCm)

17 Needs a little church, a water wheel and a chain of franchised stores to sell coffee mugs with it printed on the side.

Posted by: Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light at September 04, 2015 10:20 AM (75uvI)

18 Thank you again for the AoS Tour of Great Art. You should put them all on line at a sidebar link here at the HQ.

Posted by: Ancient astronaut theorist at September 04, 2015 10:20 AM (msVAP)

19 Another piece of art that just cries: "Check my crawlspace, please"

Posted by: jwest at September 04, 2015 10:20 AM (Zs4uk)

20 I found AllenG!

Posted by: Waldo at September 04, 2015 10:20 AM (kTF2Z)

21 Flake ... I honestly do not see how a legal opinion can help you out. They'll tell you how the law is SUPPOSED to work - but that's not how the game is played anymore.

Now, the law is what they say it is. Period.

Posted by: Irony at September 04, 2015 10:21 AM (3FBAK)

22
phew!!!

Thought I was the lone survivor of the Great Banhammer Wars of 2015.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 04, 2015 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

23 http://pointsandfigures.com/2015/09/04/and-so-it-begins/ Chicago is sunk.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at September 04, 2015 10:22 AM (LnE5F)

24 "Stark" was my first thought when the page loaded.....

Nice painting.

Posted by: Dirty Randy at September 04, 2015 10:23 AM (jjaLl)

25 Oh very nice.

You can feel the chill in the air.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 04, 2015 10:23 AM (mf5HN)

26 It looks like something the Addams Family would have hanging over the harpsichord.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 04, 2015 10:23 AM (75uvI)

27 Morning all.
That's not Tel Aviv the morning after. I"m betting its Tehran.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 04, 2015 10:24 AM (08Znv)

28 Arrrgh. I hate everything and everyone more than usual this morning.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 10:25 AM (2Ojst)

29 Is Harris Faulkner going to sue rdbrewer for using her likeness in the linked photo?

Posted by: The Lone Wanderer's Great Great Great Grandfather at September 04, 2015 10:25 AM (4I3rr)

30 december? september only just started........this is like the big box stores putting up Christmas decorations early........

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 04, 2015 10:25 AM (0O7c5)

31 Well I can't give you any advice as a lawyer, but I can tell you, as a practicing fascist myself, we love nothing more than petty power struggles. In fact we live for them. Its why we get out of bed in the morning. It gives meaning to our otherwise meaningless existence. So, yeah, make a fascist happy, file a complaint. Then you will get introduced to some other, interesting characters as your complaint meanders through the sausage factory of "justice". Might run across another fascist or two as well. Oh Joy.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:26 AM (5vV+V)

32
Jeebus

"Walking to my suicide"

Posted by: John at September 04, 2015 10:26 AM (LPHFE)

33 I love Henry Farter's work.

Posted by: NotCoach at September 04, 2015 10:26 AM (rsudF)

34 When Henry Ran Out of Color Paint

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmart at September 04, 2015 10:27 AM (yCZVl)

35 Oh very nice.

You can feel the chill in the air.
Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at September 04, 2015 10:23 AM (mf5HN)


It's to remind us that it's football season!

Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 10:27 AM (lIU4e)

36 Nice drawing, although in Wi they've retitled it "October". In December we can't see the ground.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 04, 2015 10:27 AM (kKHcp)

37 Ooooh. Different.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 10:28 AM (LA7Cm)

38 Alternate title: America After Obama

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 04, 2015 10:28 AM (/Ho8c)

39 In Cleveland that drawing is called May 1st.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:29 AM (5vV+V)

40 Whatever you do, DO NOT click on the pitcher.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 10:29 AM (LA7Cm)

41 All the leaves are black and the sky is grey

Posted by: John at September 04, 2015 10:30 AM (LPHFE)

42 So its Friday before Labor Day. Late this afternoon the Whitehouse will
dump a metric shit ton of bad news and late this evening a congressman
will expose himself to ridicule, in a personal and particularly foolish
way.
Its like a law of natureor something.
==========
Oh gawd.

You're right: We are in for some serious fresh hell today.


Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 10:30 AM (ZvKdv)

43 If you click on the picture, you will see Miley Cyrus without the makeup and special lighting.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:31 AM (5vV+V)

44
lol
Ricardo said "don't"

so I did

Posted by: John at September 04, 2015 10:31 AM (LPHFE)

45 41 All the leaves are black and the sky is grey
Posted by: John at September 04, 2015 10:30 AM (LPHFE)

_________________________________________________

I've been for a walk on a winters day

Posted by: NotCoach at September 04, 2015 10:31 AM (rsudF)

46 That was a good article over at the Federalist on Kim Davis. The last line was devastating.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 04, 2015 10:31 AM (OSs/l)

47 Were those trees counted in the latest count of trees...who got the job of counting every tree in the world.

Posted by: Colin at September 04, 2015 10:32 AM (eoM8x)

48 Walk away, naturalflake.

Best way to deal with them: Walk away. As in literally. Like, "hold on, I'll be right back."

Then go slash their tires. Or set their car on fire. Your call.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 10:32 AM (ZvKdv)

49 33 I love Henry Farter's work.
Posted by: NotCoach at September 04, 2015 10:26 AM (rsudF)


I'd say you've had enough.

Posted by: Mr. Taggart at September 04, 2015 10:32 AM (vgIRn)

50 Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:26 AM (5vV+V)

I understand this aspect of the deal, which is why I'm asking.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 04, 2015 10:32 AM (0cMkb)

51 I just like my desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland, Bobby.

Posted by: Thomas Crown at September 04, 2015 10:32 AM (ZtFr+)

52 The city water guys were asking you to make a contribution. Isn't too much to ask you to toss 500 bucks on the desk and leave the room for 30 seconds? Mama Mia, thatsa some stupid white guy we got here, capiche?

Posted by: Vito Corleone at September 04, 2015 10:33 AM (msVAP)

53 Most of Henry Farrer's woks llack color. The one rd posted on Wednesday (?) with the pond and tree was an exception

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 04, 2015 10:33 AM (OSs/l)

54 Sounds like you handled it as well as anyone could Naturalflake. Now wait until the State Patrol spring a Desert Snow/Black Asphalt scam on you.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 04, 2015 10:33 AM (08Znv)

55 All right, more excellent art. Stay away from the blotchy, blocky impressionistic crap.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 04, 2015 10:34 AM (E5UB0)

56 Re: National Review
Bill Buckley is rolling over in his grave.
Christopher Buckley is rolling a joint.
BTW, there is an "art house" movie coming out about the epic Bill Buckley vs. Gore Vidal conversations. Even though Buckley continually owned him, I'm sure they will paint Vidal as being the superior intellect and gentleman.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 10:34 AM (5buP8)

57 "works" and "lacks"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 04, 2015 10:34 AM (OSs/l)

58 damn natural fake.....if you have the stomach for the fight...i'd fight it...get in touch with a local paper, local news station...get the story out there...if you have a friend attorney that can help you for a low fee or no fee...i'd ask them....that is just crap.....but know you will be getting hassled .....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 04, 2015 10:34 AM (0O7c5)

59 When the sky was gray, and the earth was cold, and the woods were rotted with rain; the dead man rode on a pale white horse to see his love again.

Posted by: The Lone Wanderer's Great Great Great Grandfather at September 04, 2015 10:35 AM (4I3rr)

60 Is that a photo of Carlos and Huma's baby?

Posted by: Fritz at September 04, 2015 10:35 AM (UzPAd)

61 60 Is that a photo of Carlos and Huma's baby?
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The Clinton grandchild?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (WDySP)

62 *shakes head sadly*

Posted by: Bob Ross at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (VAsIq)

63 CNN: Picture of Putin pumping iron...we got to get Obama into this manly thing.
Like riding a bike or something.

Posted by: Colin at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (eoM8x)

64 So did you guys hear about that cop in Millis MA who shot his own car, crashed it, and it started on fire, then he said that some white guy in a pick up truck had done a drive by shooting on him and almost killed him?

Turns out it's someone I know.

Pretty nuts.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (AkOaV)

65 Honestly, all the best parts of Napoli, Italia are now here in the USSA. Pay to play, motherfuckers!1!!!

Posted by: Vito Corleone at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (msVAP)

66 That Farrar piece looks like an etching. Fine work, if it is. Etching is a painstaking (and, to me fascinating) process, and you work the image in reverse the entire time.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 10:37 AM (5buP8)

67 Bill Buckley is rolling over in his grave.

I don't think so. Buckley's attitude was very much the attitude of the contemporary Republican.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 04, 2015 10:37 AM (AJAk6)

68 Dammit, willow'd twice! I suppose getting black-bag-banned is next...

#FreeWillow

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 04, 2015 10:38 AM (9krrF)

69 >>>If the best we can say for Bush is that the people who dislike him most intensely exhibit a worrisome compound of rage and stupidity, that's not much of an endorsement, either.

Can williamson be banned from the podcast forever? I take this as a personal insult.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 04, 2015 10:38 AM (E5UB0)

70 I do not understand you Americans. This is spring in Russia is looking like. Is beautiful! Can almost hear the birds groaning!

Posted by: Russians at September 04, 2015 10:38 AM (VAsIq)

71 Posted by: naturalfake at September 04, 2015 10:17 AM (KUa85)

not a lawyer, but my advice would be to let it go.

As you say, they can fuck you over way more than you can fuck them over. So why risk it?

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 10:39 AM (AkOaV)

72 I realize this is called "December," but it reminds me that I used to adore autumn. Colored leaves, girls in sweaters, clear, cool days, football, apple cider.

Now it just reminds me that winter is coming.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 04, 2015 10:39 AM (vgIRn)

73 re: The Escapist article on the Hugos.

He forgot to mention how the Tor clique, not the WorldCon clique as he called it, proved Vox Day's point in spades by taking the award hostage and blowing themselves up with it.

I am increasingly reminded of Parsifal. Yeah the writer leaves something to be desired. But the point of the tale is, the Holy Grail had been locked away from all the people by a clique.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 10:39 AM (4nG/u)

74 That painting is why I left the frozen wastelands of the Great White North (as in, north of the Red River).

I do not understand how one can live where it freezes 6 months out of the year.

I think the cold must freeze the brain's ability to keep memories. So y'all forget just how awful and long winter is, so that by that 40th--and last--day of summer, y'all are going on about how great winter is again.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 10:39 AM (ZvKdv)

75 I don't think so. Buckley's attitude was very much the attitude of the contemporary Republican.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 04, 2015 10:37 AM (AJAk6)

Right. Buckley was kind of a dick.

Look at how he treated the Birchers and how his publication treated Ayn Rand.

He took it upon himself to "excommunicate" a lot of people from the conservative movement.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 10:40 AM (AkOaV)

76 I like it.
Needs music to create a mood.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 10:40 AM (FoI/9)

77 Springtime under a Hillary! Regime.

Posted by: Weasel at September 04, 2015 10:40 AM (6xtq3)

78 We can't choose which laws to follow. The law is the law.

Sam Adams is wrong.

Posted by: Modern Republicans in 1700s at September 04, 2015 10:40 AM (AJAk6)

79 Buckley's attitude was very much the attitude of the contemporary Republican.

He wasn't the staunchest con, but he really did believe in free markets and low taxes. And, although his Catholicism may have informed his view more than politics, he was strongly pro-life.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 10:40 AM (5buP8)

80 Springtime for Hitler!

Posted by: The Producers at September 04, 2015 10:41 AM (VAsIq)

81 So did you guys hear about that cop in Millis MA who shot his own car, crashed it, and it started on fire, then he said that some white guy in a pick up truck had done a drive by shooting on him and almost killed him?

Turns out it's someone I know. Pretty nuts.
Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (AkOaV)


Seriously? Is he bonkers in person?

Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 10:41 AM (lIU4e)

82 Subtitle: On the Way to the Led Zeppelin cover shoot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 10:41 AM (LUgeY)

83 I like it.
Needs music to create a mood.


Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg

*links Rick Roll video*

What? It's been a long week.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 10:42 AM (VAsIq)

84 naturalfake,

Make sure any communications with the bureaucrats in question include pictures. Preferably of them with their mistresses and any 12 y.o.'s they're spending...extra time with.

Then once they capitulate, release the goods anyway.

...I'm not a fan of proportionate retribution these days.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 04, 2015 10:42 AM (9krrF)

85 He wasn't the staunchest con, but he really did believe in free markets and low taxes. And, although his Catholicism may have informed his view more than politics, he was strongly pro-life.

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I live Buckley. But didn't he want to give up the Panama Canal?

Reagan was write about that.

Posted by: SH at September 04, 2015 10:42 AM (5cq9L)

86 It's colder than a gut-shot bitch wolf dog with nine sucking pups pulling a number-four trap up a hill in the dead of winter in the middle of a snowstorm with a mouth full of porcupine quills.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:42 AM (evdj2)

87 He took it upon himself to "excommunicate" a lot of people from the conservative movement.

Buckley's formulation that conservatives "stand athwart history yelling stop," is a loser mentality.

And it basically is how Republicans operate: we will go leftward, but slowly, and never rightward.

Buckley is the poster child for the gracious loser, the gamesman who plays the 'right' way, damn the fact that it always means he loses.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (AJAk6)

88 Look around, leaves are brown, there's a patch of snow on the ground.

Posted by: The Great ____ Snark at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (XUKZU)

89 From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country. A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. Some say that the place was bewitched by a High German doctor, during the early days of the settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, the prophet or wizard of his tribe, held his powwows there before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson. Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie. They are given to all kinds of marvellous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air. The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part of the country, and the nightmare, with her whole ninefold, seems to make it the favorite scene of her gambols

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (2cS/G)

90 Josh Earnest, giving another Master Class in trolling, on Kim Davis:

Every public official is subject to the rule of law. No one is above the law. That applies to the president of the United States and it applies to the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, as well.

Posted by: MTF at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (TxJGV)

91 He took it upon himself to "excommunicate" a lot of people from the conservative movement.

In fairness, he virtually created the modern conservative movement.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (evdj2)

92 "Picture of Putin pumping iron...we got to get Obama into this manly thing."

Obama is no stranger to lifting. Remember the leaked video of him working out with weights in the hotel gym on one of his European trips?

He was throwing around those five-pound stroke-victim-rehab dumbbells like they were NOTHING. That's a real man right there, I can tell you.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (noWW6)

93
Alt title " The Patriarchy"

Posted by: John at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (LPHFE)

94 Black and white together and at peace.

Brought to you by Dear Leader.

Posted by: RWC- Team BOHICA at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (9jeGC)

95 natural, I'm no lawyer but they sound completely full of shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (LA7Cm)

96 Alright, it appears the collective wisdom of the (non lawyer) horde confirms what I thought.

So, walk away it is.

Honestly, to even the odds, it probably would've had to be a crystal clear, written law violation of civil rights with damages to be paid to the victim -

to make it anywhere near a fair fight.


Ah well, life in this glorious new era of Hope and Change and Fascism.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (0cMkb)

97 It's colder than a gut-shot bitch wolf dog with nine sucking pups pulling a number-four trap up a hill ......


Was that a Blake and Lamb or Newhouse trap?

Posted by: fairweatherbill...fixated at September 04, 2015 10:46 AM (cygkw)

98 91 He took it upon himself to "excommunicate" a lot of people from the conservative movement.

In fairness, he virtually created the modern conservative movement.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (evdj2)


Which would explain why the left has won on all fronts.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 04, 2015 10:46 AM (AJAk6)

99 Okay that was funny. Good one RD.

Posted by: Infidel at September 04, 2015 10:46 AM (wxGc8)

100 That's Nicholas Cage being tortured. He is being forced to carry a bundle of wickers.

Posted by: Eromero at September 04, 2015 10:47 AM (go5uR)

101 Buckley's formulation that conservatives "stand athwart history yelling stop," is a loser mentality.

I struggled with that statement too. How about standing athwart history and hitting the rudder hard to starboard? You can't stop, the progs never sleep.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 10:47 AM (5buP8)

102 Seriously? Is he bonkers in person?
Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 10:41 AM (lIU4e)

He always seemed normal to me... but I guess it's hard to tell when you only know someone socially. He is my girlfriends cousins best friend -- they grew up together. I've known the kid since he was in high school.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 10:48 AM (AkOaV)

103 It's colder than a gut-shot bitch wolf dog with nine sucking pups pulling a number-four trap up a hill in the dead of winter in the middle of a snowstorm with a mouth full of porcupine quills.

Posted by: Grump928

I've been there, Grump.

Wakes me up at nights.

Posted by: Brian Williams at September 04, 2015 10:48 AM (VAsIq)

104 " Black and white together and at peace. "



Remember what the cookie did to Jerry?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 10:48 AM (LA7Cm)

105 98 91 He took it upon himself to "excommunicate" a lot of people from the conservative movement.

In fairness, he virtually created the modern conservative movement.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (evdj2)

Which would explain why the left has won on all fronts.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 04, 2015 10:46 AM (AJAk6)

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Ha Ha. I was going to say the losingest losers of all.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 04, 2015 10:48 AM (LXJ1e)

106 Which would explain why the left has won on all fronts.

You're being glib but that's nonsense on stilts. When Buckley was running things, the Right was in the ascendency. His career started when there were actually communists running the government. The fact that he got old and died hardly makes their return his fault.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:49 AM (evdj2)

107 Hey, I know! Let's raise taxes sky high!

- Rahm Emanuel

Posted by: The Great ____ Snark at September 04, 2015 10:50 AM (XUKZU)

108 101 Buckley's formulation that conservatives "stand athwart history yelling stop," is a loser mentality.

I struggled with that statement too. How about standing athwart history and hitting the rudder hard to starboard? You can't stop, the progs never sleep.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 10:47 AM (5buP

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Maybe Buckley relished in being a good loser. Some people are like that.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 04, 2015 10:50 AM (LXJ1e)

109 Ah, so the world really was black and white in 1877.

Posted by: rickl at September 04, 2015 10:50 AM (zoehZ)

110 I'm imagining a nefarious Edward Gorey character lurking just off to the side waiting to thwack a passerby with an umbrella or drop a piece of a stone column on 'em.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

111 Ah, so the world really was black and white in 1877.

Posted by: rickl

*glares*

Posted by: Asians, et al at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (VAsIq)

112 All the leaves are black and the sky is grey
Posted by: John


I've been for a walk on a winters day
Posted by: Not Coach


*****

Yeah, fine, whatev. Now would one of you make me a sammich!?!

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (mvenn)

113 Not quite a skeleton that pops out, but great anyway, RD.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (LUgeY)

114 On second thought, make it two. And a cheeseburger also.

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (mvenn)

115 Every public official is subject to the rule of law. No one is above the law. That applies to the president of the United States and it applies to the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, as well.

-
You said it!

- Billary Clitoon

Posted by: The Great ____ Snark at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (XUKZU)

116 Oh, and a large milkshake.

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (mvenn)

117 You're being glib but that's nonsense on stilts. When Buckley was running things, the Right was in the ascendency. His career started when there were actually communists running the government. The fact that he got old and died hardly makes their return his fault.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:49 AM (evdj2)

I think we should re-evaluate how we think about Buckley. Personally.

The more reading I've done on him in the last few years has kind of convinced me that he was the George Will of the day.

Which, don't get me wrong -- there was little / no alternative media, he was very smart and very good at debating liberals, and I'm not saying he was a bad guy.

But his glib dismissal of so many potential political allies was... in retrospect, not the right move. IMO.

Plus the whittaker chambers "to the gas chambers!" response to Atlas Shrugged was a despicable move and turned off a LOT of people to conservatism / liberty oriented message.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (AkOaV)

118 He is my girlfriends cousins best friend

He passed out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (rHXGG)

119 Re-commented from last thread because...

Years ago in B school, there was and element of a business case that has stayed with me forever.

It was about a business owner who had a motto: If it's not good for everyone, it's not good for anyone.

That motto was the source of some pretty intense ideological debate (that was a good thing in college then).

But it seemed that whatever one's initial impression of that motto was, that impression could not be changed. People on the left said that it was inherently unfair to people in the lower strata while the people on the right thought that it was "socialist" inherently.

But (I'm certain that I wasn't alone) I thought that this was the perfect motto. And I think now that it would be the perfect philosophy for changing - and limiting - government.

Nothing is done now in government that is not done to benefit a targeted segment of society. And when this is done, what is done is invariably done to the detriment of all other segments of society.

This as much as anything else, is contributing to the divisions, and other problems in this country and it is also the reason why government works like shit now.

If it's not good for everyone, don't do it.

If it's not good for everyone, then it's not good for anyone.

Let's see what happens...

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (BZAd3)

120 Participation of women in the workforce:
Obama enters office - 60.9%
Today - 58.2%

#WarOnWomen

Posted by: Roy at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (VndSC)

121 106 Which would explain why the left has won on all fronts.

You're being glib but that's nonsense on stilts. When Buckley was running things, the Right was in the ascendency. His career started when there were actually communists running the government. The fact that he got old and died hardly makes their return his fault.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:49 AM (evdj2)

Why the hell did he die. The gall.

Actually the progressive movement hit that conservative standing athwart history like a speed bump, and just kept on rolling.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (LXJ1e)

122 You guys are fucking nuts. Without Buckley, we would have been were we are now in 1972, if no 1962.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (evdj2)

123 September 04, 2015 10:44 AM (2cS/G)
=========
Growing up in the west, where you had to drive to the mountains and trees. Then moving south to west Texas, I then visited back east.

You know, those forests--so dense and undergrown--and the lack of any roads that are straight--curves, dips, hills, etc.--and the trees, right up to and hugging the roads?

That shit's creepy as hell--there's no wonder there's a constant fear of "what's hiding in the woods?"

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (ZvKdv)

124 Have you seen this artist's "January"? Of course you haven't. But you should. It's so much bleaker and colder.

Posted by: Hipster Art Critic at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (VAsIq)

125 Maybe Buckley relished in being a good loser. Some people are like that.
Posted by: Make America Great Again


When you have lots of money you can afford to be a good loser.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 04, 2015 10:54 AM (W5DcG)

126 If it's not good for everyone, don't do it.

If it's not good for everyone, then it's not good for anyone.


Define good.

Posted by: GMan at September 04, 2015 10:54 AM (sxq57)

127 >>Every public official is subject to the rule of law. No one is above the law. That applies to the president of the United States and it applies to the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, as well.


No way they weren't laughing themselves silly while crafting that statement. It's just too trolly.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 10:54 AM (NOIQH)

128 Oh, and a ham.

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at September 04, 2015 10:55 AM (mvenn)

129 He passed out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken

I lol'd.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's a fan of Ferris Bueller at September 04, 2015 10:55 AM (VAsIq)

130 That one tree's a total pedophile.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 10:57 AM (VAsIq)

131 I got willowed (pbuh) in the last thread, but here is the link to Leonard E. Read's "I, Pencil" again:

http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html

It's a classic explanation of why the free market is superior to central planning.

A central planner could run a pencil factory, but he could never invent the pencil if it didn't already exist.

Posted by: rickl at September 04, 2015 10:57 AM (zoehZ)

132 Tic-tac-toe?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 10:57 AM (VAsIq)

133 Define good.
Posted by: GMan at September 04, 2015 10:54 AM (sxq57)

Beautiful Creatures reference?

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 10:57 AM (BZAd3)

134 Dang it, circle takes the square.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 10:57 AM (VAsIq)

135 Hey here's a serious post. I read "Valvetown," naturalfake, and I laughed.
I have had an extremely trying month. Being able to drop in here for a little virtual camaraderie is a Godsend.
Thank you morons.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at September 04, 2015 10:57 AM (WjXce)

136 118 He is my girlfriends cousins best friend

He passed out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (rHXGG)

SAVE FERRIS!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 10:58 AM (2Ojst)

137 leaves are brown.....and the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 04, 2015 10:58 AM (0O7c5)

138 Buckley's formulation that conservatives "stand athwart history yelling stop," is a loser mentality.
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It's also the formation that allows the left it's greatest power: "Conservatives are against progress!!!!"

I think Buckley and the NR crowd are perhaps most responsible for the current state of the GOP--they made it fashionable in conservative circles to sneer, denigrate, insult and excommunicate any populist elements of conservative thought.

And the purge of the Birch'ers failed in it's goal: The left STILL smeared the right as kooks.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 10:58 AM (ZvKdv)

139 "When you have lots of money you can afford to be a good loser. "


We find it suits us nicely.

Posted by: GOPe at September 04, 2015 10:59 AM (LA7Cm)

140 The sad thing is, naturalfake, is that the fascists got what they wanted: a response from the landlord. They just made you do all the work.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 10:59 AM (NOIQH)

141 *taps chin*

Do I want HateChicken for lunch?

Should I start a GoFundMe for sequel to Golden Isis? For cover art.
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 10:59 AM (4nG/u)

142
Or, is it just walk away, it's Valvetown, Jake.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 04, 2015 10:17 AM (KUa85)

Gun, tarp, shovel, van, pine barrens, quicklime.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 10:59 AM (2Ojst)

143
His career started when there were actually communists running the government.
Not like anything has changed in that regard.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:59 AM (5vV+V)

144
Yeah, fine, whatev. Now would one of you make me a sammich!?!

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at September 04, 2015 10:52 AM (mvenn)






Wanna share that sammich?

Posted by: Zombie Karen Carpenter at September 04, 2015 11:00 AM (1QsMy)

145 143
His career started when there were actually communists running the government.
Not like anything has changed in that regard.
Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 10:59 AM (5vV+V)


The Birchers tried to warn us...

Posted by: rickl at September 04, 2015 11:00 AM (zoehZ)

146 Obama's Special Assistant Resigns After Being Charged For Shooting At Police Officer
http://t.co/7nTtQ97tMZ

*drebbin*
Nothing to see here! Please disperse!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:01 AM (rHXGG)

147 His career started when there were actually communists running the government.
Not like anything has changed in that regard.

Posted by: simplemind

Well, in Buckley's day they were paid by the Soviets. Today they volunteer their time for free.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:01 AM (VAsIq)

148 CNN: Picture of Putin pumping iron...we got to get Obama into this manly thing.
Like riding a bike or something.


Posted by: Colin at September 04, 2015 10:36 AM (eoM8x)



More like riding Reggie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 04, 2015 11:02 AM (493sH)

149 Wanna share that sammich?

Posted by: Zombie Karen Carpenter at September 04, 2015 11:00 AM (1QsMy)


*****


Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at September 04, 2015 11:02 AM (mvenn)

150 Some of you guys are as historically illiterate as the worst of the progs. Ronald Raven wept.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 04, 2015 11:02 AM (evdj2)

151 I think Buckley and the NR crowd are perhaps most responsible for the current state of the GOP--they made it fashionable in conservative circles to sneer, denigrate, insult and excommunicate any populist elements of conservative thought.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 10:58 AM (ZvKdv)


I guess that's my point -- the George Wills of the world can point to Buckley and say, "see -- Buckley excommunicated the libertarians, the Birchers, the Objectivists, sneered at them, denigrated them, etc. So i can do the same to people I dont like."

And while Buckley himself was a Goldwater fan and was closer to libertarian than most GOPe types today (he favored legalizing weed in the '60s!), anyone who strayed from his exact positions was sneered at.

And that's kind of... obnoxious.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 11:02 AM (AkOaV)

152 The painting was actually named "Impressions of the Perry '16 Campaign"

Posted by: Ronald Raven at September 04, 2015 11:03 AM (6Cu7i)

153 I guess that's my point -- the George Wills of the world can point to Buckley and say, "see -- Buckley excommunicated the libertarians, the Birchers, the Objectivists, sneered at them, denigrated them, etc. So i can do the same to people I dont like."

And while Buckley himself was a Goldwater fan and was closer to libertarian than most GOPe types today (he favored legalizing weed in the '60s!), anyone who strayed from his exact positions was sneered at.

Posted by: mynewhandle


Thank heavens the populists never sneer at anyone they disagree with.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (VAsIq)

154 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)

155 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)

156 He is my girlfriends cousins best friend

He passed out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 10:53 AM (rHXGG)


Hee!

Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (lIU4e)

157 Even Waldo wouldn't hang out in that desolate place...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)

158
The Birchers tried to warn us...
So did McCarthy.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:05 AM (5vV+V)

159 can you get camo in that pattern?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 04, 2015 11:05 AM (ZQfW9)

160 157 Even Waldo wouldn't hang out in that desolate place...
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (kff5f)

That's where Waldo will go to hang himself.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:05 AM (2Ojst)

161 Even Waldo wouldn't hang out in that desolate place...

Posted by: AllenG

He'd be a lot easier to spot, that's for sure.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:05 AM (VAsIq)

162
Well, in Buckley's day they were paid by the Soviets. Today they volunteer their time for free.
Correction, today, we pay them.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:06 AM (5vV+V)

163 So did McCarthy.


Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:05 AM (5vV+V)

The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.

Posted by: Draki at September 04, 2015 11:07 AM (OArIv)

164 Whatever. I'm not saying I have a problem with Buckley on policy, just more on how he carried it out and how he made himself a gatekeeper.

Again, I don't fault him too much -- kind of a sign of the times.

But I also don't hero worship the guy.

But I do love watching old Firing Line clips, the guy really was quick on his (mental) feet.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 11:07 AM (AkOaV)

165 Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion! Wait up!


Oh drat, if I only had a brain.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at September 04, 2015 11:07 AM (mvenn)

166 French farmers kidnap Alps park chiefs, demanding protection from wolf attacks

A group of 50 farmers are holding hostage the president and director of a
national park in the Alps, demanding they take urgent action to stop wolves
attacking their livestock




=====================
That is awesome.
But: You know, this is embarrassing. The fucking French have more balls than Americans.
Wolves are killing everything left and right in the West and the ranchers? They're so roused up they've posted a few photos on Facebook.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 04, 2015 11:08 AM (ZvKdv)

167
Well, in Buckley's day they were paid by the Soviets. Today they volunteer their time for free.
***
Most lefty high level activists expect a return on investment.

As an example note how much money Soros has made since he got Obama elected...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 04, 2015 11:08 AM (78TbK)

168 they made it fashionable in conservative circles to sneer, denigrate, insult and excommunicate any populist elements of conservative thought.

It's the East Coast Country Club mentality. And, it's the worst part of the party today. It's what's given rise to the outright collusion between D/R parties. Everyone is happy, as long as they are making money. And, they clearly are.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:08 AM (5buP8)

169 It's also the formation that allows the left it's greatest power: "Conservatives are against progress!!!!"


Progress? A stagnant economy with millions of American living in poverty and on food stamps for the first time in their lives, unconstitutional electronic spying for no good reason, Christians in jail for following their conscience...

They keep using that word. I don't think it means what they think it means.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:08 AM (LUgeY)

170 From the Kuwaiti Times - http://preview.tinyurl.com/qyffgw8

Two Greek government chartered ferry-boats brought 4,300 refugees from the Island of Lesbos to Athens - well if the Horde bought the island would need a serious navy. Refugees are arriving in Germany at the rate of 100/hour. And rail traffic has been delayed as suspected immigrants got on the tracks near Calais as some them try to use the Chunnel to get to England.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 11:08 AM (4nG/u)

171 The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.
Posted by: Draki at September 04, 2015 11:07 AM (OArIv)

McCarthy kind of beclowned himself when he said he had a long list of names of communists in the government then couldn't produce said list.

I don't know if he had a list or didn't, but you don't announce that and then not follow through.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 11:09 AM (AkOaV)

172
Donner Party Family Portrait, 1847

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 04, 2015 11:10 AM (1QsMy)

173 A group of 50 farmers are holding hostage the president and director of a
national park in the Alps, demanding they take urgent action to stop wolves
attacking their livestock


That's kind of nuts, though.

Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 11:10 AM (lIU4e)

174 Hey, McCarthy was a drunk. Doesn't mean he was incorrect, but it sure does screw up your delivery and follow through.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (5vV+V)

175 It's also the formation that allows the left it's greatest power: "Conservatives are against progress!!!!"

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The left claims that it wants to return to the left style of pre-civilized man.

In fact it really wants to return to the feudalism of the middle ages.

But of course neither of these is a move "forward" in any reasonable sense of the word.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (78TbK)

176 The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.

Someone, it might have been Buckley said:" There was a lot wrong about Eugene McCarthy, but McCarthyism was absolutely right."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (5buP8)

177 174 Hey, McCarthy was a drunk.
Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (5vV+V)

NTTAWWT

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (AkOaV)

178 I'm downing on Buckley but I'm more down on the whole conservative movement thing.

I mean the right to life groups are going to score Planned Parenthood funding vote as a not pro-abortion vote to give McConnell political cover.

THAT's where we are as political movement, that bad. And if that's the case, I'll reconsider the thinkers in "I'll Take My Stand" over Buckley conservatism.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (LXJ1e)

179 173 A group of 50 farmers are holding hostage the president and director of a
national park in the Alps, demanding they take urgent action to stop wolves
attacking their livestock

That's kind of nuts, though.
Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 11:10 AM (lIU4e)

Yeah, if that was the US, the SWAT teams would be getting their MRAPs ready to storm the building, kill the farmers, and rescue the poor govt employee.

In France, they're probably just all chuckling about it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 11:12 AM (AkOaV)

180 A group of 50 farmers are holding hostage the president and director of a national park in the Alps, demanding they take urgent action to stop wolves attacking their livestock

Yes, the right to bear arms is specifically against tyrannical government.

It is *also* to protect your self and your property.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at September 04, 2015 11:12 AM (kff5f)

181 176 The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.

Someone, it might have been Buckley said:" There was a lot wrong about Eugene McCarthy, but McCarthyism was absolutely right."
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:11 AM (5buP

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

McCarthy was right!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 04, 2015 11:12 AM (LXJ1e)

182 It's the East Coast Country Club mentality. And, it's the worst part of
the party today. It's what's given rise to the outright collusion
between D/R parties. Everyone is happy, as long as they are making
money. And, they clearly are.
***
Has anyone asked Trump/Cruz if they would implement Glen Reynold's revolving door tax?

http://tinyurl.com/afjk4w7

Posted by: 18-1 at September 04, 2015 11:13 AM (78TbK)

183 15 minutes into Rambo. Didn't remember David Caruso was in it. Not sure what was "wrong" with the flag on Rambo's field jacket that caused Dennehy to say it would get him in trouble. It was a gold-fringed, waving, U.S. flag patch, didn't look like a legit unit or service patch, but hardly offensive.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 11:13 AM (2cS/G)

184
A group of 50 farmers are holding hostage the president and director of a
national park in the Alps, demanding they take urgent action to stop wolves
attacking their livestock

That's kind of nuts, though.

You're right. Its nuts. On par with like, say, releasing into the wild mankind's mostdeadly enemy after it had been successfully eradicated.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (5vV+V)

185 The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.

I saw some alleged documentary on the McCarthy hearings a couple of years ago. They went on and on for 90 minutes about it and mysteriously never got around to saying whether or not there actually were russkie spies in DC.

I'd imagine that if there were any sort of Congressional inquiry into, say all the Muslim B'hood operatives there today, we'd get nothing but what we got back then: bullshit denials that would later be proven to be bullshit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (LUgeY)

186 "A group of 50 farmers "


I wonder which carries the higher penalty under French law......kidnapping the president of a national park or just shooting the wolves if you catch them on your property.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (LA7Cm)

187 75
The winter holds no magic for me but I absolutely love the fall. If I could live someplace where it is fall 12 months of the year I'd be in heaven.

Posted by: Tuna at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (JSovD)

188 183 15 minutes into Rambo. Didn't remember David Caruso was in it. Not sure what was "wrong" with the flag on Rambo's field jacket that caused Dennehy to say it would get him in trouble. It was a gold-fringed, waving, U.S. flag patch, didn't look like a legit unit or service patch, but hardly offensive.
Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 11:13 AM (2cS/G)

Not sure, but it probably had something to do with the prejudice against Vietnam vets. If so, a point very obliquely made.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (2Ojst)

189 The left claims that it wants to return to the left style of pre-civilized man.
Ahh, the State of Nature debate: All I have to say is it will be solitary, poor,nasty, brutish and short.

Posted by: Thomas Hobbes at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (5buP8)

190 In France, they're probably just all chuckling about it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 04, 2015 11:12 AM (AkOaV)

IDK, the french and german police can get pretty mean about enforcement when they want to.

Posted by: Draki at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (OArIv)

191 186 "A group of 50 farmers "


I wonder which carries the higher penalty under French law......kidnapping the president of a national park or just shooting the wolves if you catch them on your property.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (LA7Cm)

Or feeding the hostages to the wolves.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (2Ojst)

192 Sheesh, why not bring back the dinosaurs?

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (5vV+V)

193
I'd imagine that if there were any sort of
Congressional inquiry into, say all the Muslim B'hood operatives there
today, we'd get nothing but what we got back then: bullshit denials that
would later be proven to be bullshit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (LUgeY)

Ever watched Rep. Keith Ellison? Dude can cry on demand like Boehner. It's hilarious.

Posted by: Draki at September 04, 2015 11:16 AM (OArIv)

194 Great video of refugees rejecting food and water from the Hungarians. That's the future - petulant immigrants throwing their food across the room, forever.

Posted by: bjk at September 04, 2015 11:18 AM (x2rNW)

195 Ever watched Rep. Keith Ellison? Dude can cry on demand like Boehner. It's hilarious.

I still wonder how a proven imbecile like him is anywhere close to the levers of power. In a normal world, he'd be a janitor somewhere.

Or living in a muzz country. That'd be preferable.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:18 AM (LUgeY)

196 Key and Peele are now doing Neil Degrasse Tyson skit - hilarious!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncOGU90e1mI

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:19 AM (NOIQH)

197 You're right. Its nuts. On par with like, say, releasing into the wild mankind's mostdeadly enemy after it had been successfully eradicated.
Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (5vV+V)


Our state pretty much ran out all the bears in the 1800's, and our parks department a number of years ago decided to reintroduce them for some stupid reason.

Thanks guys! Because I didn't enjoy hiking without worrying about bears.

Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 11:19 AM (lIU4e)

198 You're right. Its nuts. On par with like, say, releasing into the wild mankind's mostdeadly enemy after it had been successfully eradicated.
Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (5vV+V)


Our state pretty much ran out all the bears in the 1800's, and our parks department a number of years ago decided to reintroduce them for some stupid reason.

Thanks guys! Because I didn't enjoy hiking without worrying about bears.

Posted by: Lea at September 04, 2015 11:19 AM (lIU4e)

199 Sheesh, why not bring back the dinosaurs?
___
Well maybe if you people would stop hunting them to extinction this would not be an issue

Posted by: Joyce Carol Oates at September 04, 2015 11:19 AM (78TbK)

200 60,000 Saiga antelopes have suddenly died, there are clues as to what happened. But no real reason why.

http://www.livescience.com/52032-saiga-die-off-mystery.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 11:19 AM (4nG/u)

201 Even though it is already happening by Obama fiat, the global community will begin begging the U.S. to take the pressure off of them with their "immigrant" invasion.

Obama, being the stand-up guy that he is, will make it public and public policy.

There is a reason why this is happening and the reason is that the western world - the socialized western world, has excused and in many ways, facilitated the scourge of political Islam and has allowed the cancer of Islam to propagate through the western world via their progressive 'humanity' that is anything but.

Australia has a humane immigration policy - they send them back, so the problem is naturally minimized.

How is this humane, you might ask? It is humane to the preservation of a humane society that will not exist if unchecked immigration of the disease of Islam is allowed to predominate.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 11:19 AM (BZAd3)

202 And rail traffic has been delayed as suspected immigrants got on the
tracks near Calais as some them try to use the Chunnel to get to
England.


Kind of gives lie the whole "refugee" bit, doesn't it?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:20 AM (rHXGG)

203 Thank heavens the populists never sneer at anyone they disagree with.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:04 AM (VAsIq)

sigh....who sneered first? Chicken/egg debate. But who holds power and sway, that is undisputable. GOPe has always looked down their noses at the "Reagan democrats", Will disparages those who wear jeans as lesser, c'mon, the list goes on forever.
Now if you like Trump, the list of pejoratives goes down the block and around the corner.

It's not enough to have 80 or 90% allies for some. They want a clone army with no deviation from the norms they create.
That's why they are losers, even when they win.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 04, 2015 11:20 AM (kKHcp)

204 >>I still wonder how a proven imbecile like him is anywhere close to the levers of power. In a normal world, he'd be a janitor somewhere


CAIR

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:20 AM (NOIQH)

205 HR. When some of the refugees are from Albania. Ones in Hungary are going all petulant. And back in July at Calais, nine such refugees died trying to climb the fences and get into the Chunnel.

Charity suddenly stops when the guest starts eating the host out of house and home.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 11:22 AM (4nG/u)

206 50 Frogs kidnap NP Director: they're probably forcing him to eat snails, stinky cheese and drink pastis.

Posted by: Thomas Hobbes at September 04, 2015 11:22 AM (5buP8)

207
Not sure, but it probably had something to do with the prejudice against Vietnam vets. If so, a point very obliquely made.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (2Ojst)







I always thought that the Sheriff was pissed at seeing a "long-hair" type wearing a US flag, assuming that it was a hippy protest thing.

Been awhile since I've seen it though.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 04, 2015 11:22 AM (1QsMy)

208 Kind of gives lie the whole "refugee" bit, doesn't it?
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken


How can you look at these pictures and not let these people in?

Posted by: Whining European leftist at September 04, 2015 11:23 AM (W5DcG)

209 >>Great video of refugees rejecting food and water from the Hungarians.

Why?

The Hungarians are the ones building a wall and barring any Muslim immigrants, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:23 AM (NOIQH)

210 Hmmm...kinda Ed Goreyesque. I like it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 04, 2015 11:24 AM (KrAjA)

211 Reposted from ONT for Infidel:

The current wall is semi gloss and I cleaned the walls and ceiling. Maybe the problem is the primer in the new paint. Can't live with purple walls with a dark grey cabinet and grey and yellow towels. Not gonna happen. Even if I have to paint until midnight tonight.
Posted by: Infidel at September 04, 2015 08:32 AM (wxGc

Infidel, having worked with fabrics and paint colors in room design for a few years, please bear in mind that grays can be all over the color spectrum.

Green undertones, blue undertones, pinkish or purplish undertones. Look at the chip samples carefully and in good (natural) light. Preferably midday light. Even morning light or late afternoon light can make colors appear to be a little different.

Same thing goes for tans and beiges, by the way. I've had many a customer say, "This will be fine, it's beige." Get a recliner in their house, call me and say, "My God, It's GREEN!"

Hope this helps.

Posted by: NoLongerintheBellyoftheBeast at September 04, 2015 11:24 AM (I7xie)

212 Since there's a samoyed in the sidebar, lemme repost these:

http://tinyurl.com/nn3nc4p
http://tinyurl.com/l7t2cbx

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at September 04, 2015 11:25 AM (1D4Ef)

213 >>Charity suddenly stops when the guest starts eating the host out of house and home.

Isn't it too late at that point?

Also reminds me of the OWS jerks who were given shelter by churches and then proceeded to rob them and urinate/defecate all over the place.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:25 AM (NOIQH)

214 Great video of refugees rejecting food and water from the Hungarians.

Yeah, "refugee" is totally the wrong word.

As an aside, the policy of Germany is to grant asylum to people "persecuted for their race or religion", so if any of you practicing Christians want to book some flights that's the policy.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:25 AM (rHXGG)

215 The winter holds no magic for me but I absolutely love the fall. If I could live someplace where it is fall 12 months of the year I'd be in heaven.
Posted by: Tuna at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (JSovD)


I would, too. Love Fall.

January and February suck balls.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 04, 2015 11:25 AM (yMVjf)

216 "http://www.livescience.com/52032-saiga-die-off-mystery.html"


That is strange. Common, occurring bacteria just being fatal.....all of a sudden.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 11:25 AM (LA7Cm)

217 It's the Hungarian train station, the refugees want to go on to Vienna.

Posted by: bjk at September 04, 2015 11:25 AM (x2rNW)

218 Ever watched Rep. Keith Ellison? Dude can cry on demand like Boehner. It's hilarious.



I still wonder how a proven imbecile like him is anywhere close to
the levers of power. In a normal world, he'd be a janitor somewhere.



Or living in a muzz country. That'd be preferable.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:18 AM (LUgeY)

Unfortunately, him and Sheila Jackson Lee are great at manipulating ppl into voting for them....

Posted by: Draki at September 04, 2015 11:26 AM (OArIv)

219 Kevin Williamson hits the ball well out of the park today in his essay on Kim Davis.

http://bit.ly/1M00D6S

Posted by: MTF at September 04, 2015 11:26 AM (TxJGV)

220 "Great video of refugees rejecting food and water from the Hungarians.
That's the future - petulant immigrants throwing their food across the
room, forever."

That's going on in America now, too.

Minnesota has filled up with Muslims. Who are overwhelmingly dependent upon welfare. And who now bitch endlessly about how the food that they're being provided for free by their host country isn't all certified halal.

Hey, I think I see a way out of this!

SEND THEIR WORTHLESS ASSES TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 04, 2015 11:26 AM (noWW6)

221 Muslim refugees rejecting food because of the Red Cross symbol.


Fernandez has a piece about mass migration where he makes the point the refugees aren't 'poor'.

Which means they aren't really refugees, they're invaders.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 11:26 AM (FoI/9)

222
You can't have open borders and a welfare society at the same time.
It'd be like running a 24/7 block party for free and letting anyone, even those who don't live on the block, join in no questions asked. You run out of resources in short time, and those working the block party aren't having any fun at all. (Guess that makes me a block party nativist?)
Now the actuaries are looking at the population numbers and saying there's no way we can keep this social welfarepyramid scheme floating on natural reproduction numbers. Solution? We import workers, let then take up this place as home and have babies! Demographic problem solved -- by creating a catastrophic and irresolvablesocial identity problem. Not good.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:26 AM (5vV+V)

223 I like the sidebar link to Tebow's showing last night. Some snark, but overall a good review.

And my Beloved Crimson Tide plays Saturday night @ 8:00.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:27 AM (LUgeY)

224 I used to enjoy JWF, but that guy has lost his fucking mind with TDS. It's scary to watch frankly.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 04, 2015 11:27 AM (S85kT)

225 How can you look at these pictures and not let these people in?

Yeah, let's look at some pictures.
https://twitter.com/Toryboy1960/status/639694307415445505

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:27 AM (rHXGG)

226 Anyone else hear about the unholy CAIR/BLM merger? See: Breitbart. That's not going to have a happy ending.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:28 AM (5buP8)

227 Lizzy the OWS flu was a case of the sniffles. The invasion the EU is undergoing is more like MRSA - too in your face now to ride out.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 11:28 AM (4nG/u)

228 >>Muslim refugees rejecting food because of the Red Cross symbol.

Send them home if they cannot tolerant local symbols, it's a clear sign they won't succeed in the host country.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:28 AM (NOIQH)

229 Charity suddenly stops when the guest starts eating the host out of house and home.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 11:22 AM (4nG/u)
______________

When do we finally start calling it the 'Crazy Cat Lady' theory of refuge or immigration?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 04, 2015 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

230 218 Ever watched Rep. Keith Ellison? Dude can cry on demand like Boehner. It's hilarious. I still wonder how a proven imbecile like him is anywhere close to the levers of power. In a normal world, he'd be a janitor somewhere.

You must be unfamiliar with the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 04, 2015 11:29 AM (yMVjf)

231 Muslim refugees rejecting food because of the Red Cross symbol.

Yeah, it's not a death cult or anything.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:29 AM (rHXGG)

232 "I like the sidebar link to Tebow's showing last night."


Sounds like he played well. If he's got his mechanics worked out, can hit receivers accurately and consistently, then more power to him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 11:30 AM (LA7Cm)

233 The Birchers tried to warn us...
So did McCarthy.


Posted by: simplemind

It's true--Pretty in Pink was a multi-layered film.

Ducky was a stand-in for the Constitution.

Posted by: Andrew McCarthy of 80s fame at September 04, 2015 11:30 AM (VAsIq)

234 183 15 minutes into Rambo. Didn't remember David
Caruso was in it. Not sure what was "wrong" with the flag on Rambo's
field jacket that caused Dennehy to say it would get him in trouble. It
was a gold-fringed, waving, U.S. flag patch, didn't look like a legit
unit or service patch, but hardly offensive.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 11:13 AM (2cS/G)



Not sure, but it probably had something to do with the prejudice against Vietnam vets. If so, a point very obliquely made.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (2Ojst)


That's all it was. The prejudice against Veterans, and how they have a tendency to "go off" anytime, FOR NO GOOD REASON, was the thing. And really, the movie makes that point fairly clearly. I'm not sure how the point would be lost.


That's the essential story, isn't it? Ooh, scary Vet, let's f**k with him...


Bad idea.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 04, 2015 11:30 AM (TOk1P)

235 >>Anyone else hear about the unholy CAIR/BLM merger? See: Breitbart. That's not going to have a happy ending.

CAIR was all in w/the Ferguson riots, so they've been involved at least since then.
Also, Palestinian-American Bassem Masri was a vocal BLM leader beginning w/the Ferguson riots, and he has been likening blacks to the plight of Palestinians.

Can't forget that Code Pink and some old Weathermen were over in Egypt a few years ago (think 2012) stirring up a "Day of Rage" with the MB.

They are fellow travelers, have been working together for years.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

236 (Guess that makes me a block party nativist?)

Blockhead

Posted by: Devo at September 04, 2015 11:31 AM (W5DcG)

237 163
The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.
Posted by: Draki at September 04, 2015 11:07 AM (OArIv)



It was worse than McCarthy imagined in his worst nightmares.

https://tinyurl.com/pq7lrw7

Posted by: rickl at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (zoehZ)

238 Kevin Williamson hits the ball well out of the park today in his essay on Kim Davis.
http://bit.ly/1M00D6S

Posted by: MTF at September 04, 2015 11:26 AM (TxJGV)


A pity some presidential candidate doesn't take advantage of Davis' incarceration and the complete double-standard. A high-profile visit to bail her out, or to spend a night with her in jail in solidarity. Punching back twice as hard at the Gaystapo and their wholly-owned garbage pit of a political party.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (zF6Iw)

239 Fernandez has a piece about mass migration where he makes the point the refugees aren't 'poor'.

They've got thousands of euros to give to the traffickers--when they get to Germany they get ~400 euros/month for life. Not a bad ROI.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (rHXGG)

240 Constitution day is on the 17th (for those of you who still believe in that corny crap)

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (BZAd3)

241 Question about Hillary/email eruption: She was The Secretary of State. A cabinet level, 4th in-succession position. How the fukc isn't ALL of her email classified? If she emailed Huma and told her to p/u a half gallon of gin and a nice assortment of cucumbers on the way home from the office, I would think that would be classified, just because of her position, regardless of content.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (5buP8)

242 Well, Someone here is awaiting winter.

Of course for myself, I am longing to to quote Shakespeare in May 2017.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 04, 2015 11:33 AM (ry4ab)

243 "I like the sidebar link to Tebow's showing last night."





Sounds like he played well. If he's got his mechanics worked out,
can hit receivers accurately and consistently, then more power to him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 11:30 AM (LA7Cm)


That's the thing about preseason though. The guys who "played well" aren't going to have any real impact during the season. The guys who are, indeed, going to have a hand in winning and losing games, those guys "get their reps in." Playing well isn't an issue.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 04, 2015 11:33 AM (TOk1P)

244 "A pity some presidential candidate doesn't take advantage of Davis' incarceration"

Cruz is throwing a few jabs, but the major media outlets won't repeat them.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 11:33 AM (FoI/9)

245 240
Constitution day is on the 17th (for those of you who still believe in that corny crap)

-----------
We might as well remember it, D.C. certainly has not remembered.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 04, 2015 11:33 AM (ry4ab)

246 240 Constitution day is on the 17th (for those of you who still believe in that corny crap)
Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (BZAd3)

You're a threat to domestic security if you do.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:34 AM (2Ojst)

247
"60,000 Saiga antelopes have suddenly died, there are clues as to what happened. But no real reason why."

Darned comet cult Saigas!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 04, 2015 11:34 AM (uhftQ)

248 sigh....who sneered first?

Posted by: OneEyedJack


Who cares who sneered first? Why is sneering at those you disagree with such a cardinal sin? Two sides don't like each other and aren't going to talk to each other. Call the lawyers and make the divorce final, instead of dragging the children through the endless bickering about who's at fault.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:34 AM (VAsIq)

249 Constitution day is on the 17th (for those of you who still believe in that corny crap)

Did you know federal law says public skrools have to celebrate it?
http://is.gd/T4R8MA

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:35 AM (rHXGG)

250 They've got thousands of euros to give to the traffickers--when they get to Germany they get ~400 euros/month for life. Not a bad ROI.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken


The Mexican coyotes don't work cheaply either.
But their clients are all poverty stricken, right?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 04, 2015 11:36 AM (W5DcG)

251 CAIR was all in w/the Ferguson riots,

My wife and I drove by the burned up Quick Trip the day after it was torched. It was ground zero for the protests. Hundreds lining the street. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I saw at least 10 Palestinian flags flying in the crowd.

'Splained.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:36 AM (5buP8)

252 >>Lizzy the OWS flu was a case of the sniffles. The invasion the EU is undergoing is more like MRSA - too in your face now to ride out.

What's happening now is frightening - mass invasion of the West. Things are going to go sideways soon.

What we're seeing here in CO thanks to Obama's open borders since last summer are people who have no idea how to operate in a modern society. It's not just a language barrier, they have no familiarity w/the stuff of everyday living, like indoor plumbing and medical care (vaccinations, etc.). Just dropping them into a community, a public school and expecting everything to just work is insane.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:37 AM (NOIQH)

253
It's true--Pretty in Pink was a multi-layered film.

Ducky was a stand-in for the Constitution.
Little known fact,
In sixteen candles, Long Duk Dong, was a stand in for Mao Tse Tung.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:37 AM (5vV+V)

254
If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain,
Because today's the day the
Teddy Bears eat your face off.


Posted by: Music to Listen to while looking at above picture at September 04, 2015 11:38 AM (0cMkb)

255 A must-read re McCarthy: "Blacklisted by History" by M. Stanton Evans.

http://tinyurl.com/ndw9beb

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 11:38 AM (oKE6c)

256 Little known fact,
In sixteen candles, Long Duk Dong, was a stand in for Mao Tse Tung.

Posted by: simplemind

Mind = Blown

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:38 AM (VAsIq)

257 "60,000 Saiga antelopes have suddenly died, there are clues as to what happened. But no real reason why."

Oh, no reason. Hee'hisalax showed up drunk to work again, pressed the wrong button. Don't worry--he's on the first transport back to J'Sepp.

Posted by: Nh'gliss at September 04, 2015 11:38 AM (rHXGG)

258 Sounds like he played well. If he's got his mechanics worked out, can hit receivers accurately and consistently, then more power to him.

His throw is still not as compact as other QBs, but he threw a couple of missiles that were right on the receiver's numbers. The biggest thing that hurt him last night was the O-line that couldn't keep still. I saw at least three false starts, there could've been more.

I really want him to do well. I know people who know his family and can't say enough good things about him and them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:39 AM (LUgeY)

259 "60,000 Saiga antelopes have suddenly died, there are clues as to what happened. But no real reason why."

It's gotta be something like hoof/mouth disease. Watch: some foreign aid worker probably started giving infected cattle away as "micro loans," and f'd up the entire ecosystem

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:39 AM (5buP8)

260 (Guess that makes me a block party nativist?)

Blockhead
Posted by: Devo
---------------------------------------------------------
#BlockLivesMatter

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 04, 2015 11:39 AM (E5UB0)

261 Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bellys a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 04, 2015 11:39 AM (JmGFJ)

262 The Mexican coyotes don't work cheaply either.

But their clients are all poverty stricken, right?


Yeah, something like that. O_o

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:39 AM (rHXGG)

263 The Mexican coyotes don't work cheaply either.
But their clients are all poverty stricken, right?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 04, 2015 11:36 AM (W5DcG)

$7000 for the trip to Houston from Guatemala and they take 20 at a time changing vehicles and drivers four times.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 04, 2015 11:40 AM (R8hU8)

264 Hell, I get annoyed when kids that aren't from my neighborhood knock on my door on Halloween.

Imagine that, only every day, and they clear your cupboards like locusts. Which is what mass-migration really is: trick-or-treat at gunpoint. And every day.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 04, 2015 11:40 AM (V40IZ)

265 Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 04, 2015 11:39 AM (JmGFJ)

----

Love me some Frost.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 04, 2015 11:41 AM (8XRCm)

266 Which is what mass-migration really is: trick-or-treat at gunpoint. And every day.

Great metaphor.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:41 AM (rHXGG)

267 I have not read any of the comments, but I respect them and you greatly. Have a blessed day.

Posted by: Mallamutt, Keepoing With The New Policy at September 04, 2015 11:42 AM (/HC6x)

268 The more I read articles about brits and american citizens being commie spies back then, the more I think McCarthy might have been right.

I saw some alleged documentary on the McCarthy hearings a couple of years ago. They went on and on for 90 minutes about it and mysteriously never got around to saying whether or not there actually were russkie spies in DC.

I'd imagine that if there were any sort of Congressional inquiry into, say all the Muslim B'hood operatives there today, we'd get nothing but what we got back then: bullshit denials that would later be proven to be bullshit.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:14 AM (LUgeY)

McCarthy was absolutely correct. Read Treason by Ann Coulter. I am not a big Coulter fan, but, that truly excellent book will show you how Communists and their enablers and sympathizers ruined a very good man--made his name anathema--for being right about their goals and politics. We lost America then. The rest has just been a rear guard action.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 11:42 AM (kXoT0)

269 >>Hell, I get annoyed when kids that aren't from my neighborhood knock on my door on Halloween.


Heh. We've had that. Entire family shows up at the door, including grandparents, and each one of 'em takes a piece of candy.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:43 AM (NOIQH)

270 When do we finally start calling it the 'Crazy Cat Lady' theory of refuge or immigration?
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 04, 2015 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

--

Stealing for twitter

Posted by: @votermom at September 04, 2015 11:43 AM (cbfNE)

271 The rest has just been a rear guard action.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil

Sometimes Reggie tries some rear guard action, but he's just playin'.

Posted by: Presn't Obama at September 04, 2015 11:43 AM (VAsIq)

272 Cruz is throwing a few jabs, but the major media outlets won't repeat them.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 11:33 AM (FoI/9)


A sad side effect of Teh Donald taking up all the media atmosphere.

Hugh Hewitt is moderating the next debate, isn't he? It would be a good time to bring Davis' case up and give each of the candidates the chance to home-run the Dems' mendacious "everyone has to follow the law" lie.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 04, 2015 11:43 AM (zF6Iw)

273 We lost America then. The rest has just been a rear guard action.

That's when Russia's psyops against us began in earnest.

And unfortunately for us, it worked.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:45 AM (LUgeY)

274 For all those discussing Buckley and McCarthy, if you didn't get a chance to read "Treason Of The Professors" from last nights ONT, go do it.

Calling out the Fifth Column of elites undermining western democracy is unbelievably non-PC but it's great to see happening.

Here's the Powerline link Maet put up:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/09/treason-of-the-professors.php

Posted by: MTF at September 04, 2015 11:45 AM (TxJGV)

275 Did you know federal law says public skrools have to celebrate it?
http://is.gd/T4R8MA
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:35 AM (rHXGG)

And did you know that it is actually illegal to enter this country... what's the word... illegally?

Can you imagine?

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 11:45 AM (BZAd3)

276 Can you imagine?

Posted by: Semper In Stercus

*nods vigorously*

Posted by: Zombie John Lennon at September 04, 2015 11:46 AM (VAsIq)

277
Here's the Powerline link Maet put up:



Hey thanks. Will do.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:47 AM (5vV+V)

278 273 We lost America then. The rest has just been a rear guard action.

That's when Russia's psyops against us began in earnest.

And unfortunately for us, it worked.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 11:45 AM (LUgeY)

This just occurred to me. If Communism is supposed to be inexorable - the unavoidable result of the march of time - then why has there been the unbelievable amount of time, money, effort, infiltration, indoctrination and bloodshed spent to install and maintain it?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:47 AM (2Ojst)

279 "What we're seeing here in CO thanks to Obama's open borders since last
summer are people who have no idea how to operate in a modern society.
It's not just a language barrier, they have no familiarity w/the stuff
of everyday living, like indoor plumbing and medical care (vaccinations,
etc.). Just dropping them into a community, a public school and
expecting everything to just work is insane."

As one despairing school board member in the Northeast put it, her school district, which was short of money even before the Obama-enabled invasion, is now having to cope with not only the huge influx of foreign youths, but also the fact that those youths are "illiterate in any language".

A few years back, Commiefornia was flooded with Hmong "refugees". They couldn't even cope with clocks. No conception of time. Unable to function in society or hold down jobs. The Hmong for a while had *the* highest per capita welfare dependence of any ethnic group in the state, and Commiefornia has a *lot* of ethnic groups.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 04, 2015 11:47 AM (noWW6)

280 Question about Hillary/email eruption: She was The Secretary of State. A cabinet level, 4th in-succession position. How the fukc isn't ALL of her email classified? If she emailed Huma and told her to p/u a half gallon of gin and a nice assortment of cucumbers on the way home from the office, I would think that would be classified, just because of her position, regardless of content.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (5buP

You are absolutely correct. Everything the SoS communicates about is classified because of social engineering. Huma is supposed to pick up a gallon of gin--foreign agent scurries to preferred liquor store and makes sure said gallon has psychotropic drugs or pollonium in it OR Muslim Brotherhood saves Huma the tedium of shopping and puts the drugged gin and cucumbers in her vehicle. This is not rocket science, it is tradecraft, about which Hill and Huma have not the first clue.

Sheesh!

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 11:49 AM (kXoT0)

281 This just occurred to me. If Communism is supposed to be inexorable - the unavoidable result of the march of time - then why has there been the unbelievable amount of time, money, effort, infiltration, indoctrination and bloodshed spent to install and maintain it?

Posted by: Insomniac

Shush, you!

Posted by: Commie Rat-Bastard College Professor at September 04, 2015 11:49 AM (VAsIq)

282 The ONLY decent thing out of 'No Child Left Behind' was the exposure of the travesty of bilingual education. I'll be damned if my tax money is spent to enable children and families to be illiterate in two languages.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 04, 2015 11:50 AM (MIKMs)

283 Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:34 AM (VAsIq)

I thought the rest of my comment pretty much beared that out.
If a party-favored democrat-lite climbs to the nomination, you'll probably see that divorce play out in election results.

Perhaps that's the part I didn't make clear. The establishment needs the support of the rabble they disdain. The rabble get nothing in return.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 04, 2015 11:50 AM (kKHcp)

284 About half an hour into Rambo now. Vertiginous cliff climbing and Rock vs. Helicopter Sniper. An hour left.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 11:51 AM (2cS/G)

285 Today is, 'ow you say...slow.

Posted by: Turd l'Ferguson at September 04, 2015 11:51 AM (VAsIq)

286 172


Donner Party Family Portrait Picnic, 1847

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 04, 2015 11:10 AM (1QsMy)

FIFY

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 04, 2015 11:52 AM (wtvvX)

287 They couldn't even cope with clocks. No conception of time. Unable to
function in society or hold down jobs.


Were they able to figure out EBT cards OK, or did they starve to death?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 11:52 AM (rHXGG)

288 >>This is not rocket science, it is tradecraft, about which Hill and Huma have not the first clue.

I'm thinking they do have a clue. Hillary doesn't give a f$#@, as demonstrated by her insistence that her SS detail carry her bags. She wants what she wants and don't you even think of stopping her.

I suspect Huma knows because she is taking advantage of every opportunity, especially (potentially) being issued a blackberry that could receive classified docs at Hillary's request.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:53 AM (NOIQH)

289 " Today is, 'ow you say...slow."

Dunno 'bout that. Already have three book recommendations and this isn't even a book thread. (Don't get the kindle edition, get used hardcover copies)

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 11:53 AM (FoI/9)

290 How's this for weak tea?
Lorretta Lynch "I'm heartbroken over police shootings."
This is what should have been said: "The next thug who shoots a cop is going to be executed on live TV. I will not rest until all police officers are treated with the respect they deserve. Oh, and PULL UP YOUR DAMN PANTS!"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 11:53 AM (5buP8)

291 If Communism is supposed to be inexorable - the unavoidable result of the march of time - then why has there been the unbelievable amount of time, money, effort, infiltration, indoctrination and bloodshed spent to install and maintain it?
Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:47 AM (2Ojst)

Because free and smart people instinctually reject Communism. They know giving their crack smoking worthless neighbor an equal share is a lose-lose proposition. It has never worked. But, it is the only economic system that puts the vast majority in chains so that the double plus good people who run things can do so with impunity. Communism is not about helping the masses, it is about enslaving them for the good of the very few at the top of the pyramid.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 11:53 AM (kXoT0)

292 Hmmm. That Bradford guy seemed kind of cranky. Not that he didn't have a point, but bombing lawschools might be a bit much.

Posted by: simplemind at September 04, 2015 11:54 AM (5vV+V)

293 "It's not just a language barrier, they have no familiarity w/the stuff
of everyday living, like indoor plumbing "


Coworker used to based in the Northwest and he had to manage some SE Asian immigrant employees. Kept finding footprints on the toilet seats and couldn't figure it. Turns the Asian employees didn't understand the toilet so they just climbed up on it and squatted.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 11:54 AM (LA7Cm)

294 Is that the man with the sticks from Led Zeppelin IV?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 11:55 AM (C5Jpx)

295 Where is Iran with the light show?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 11:57 AM (C5Jpx)

296 Yeah, Loretta Lynch acting butch? An unlikely story.

Posted by: Fritz at September 04, 2015 11:57 AM (UzPAd)

297 Buckley famously said that he would rather be ruled by the first 400 names in the phone book than by the faculty of Harvard. He was definitely a cultural elitist but not a political one.

He supported Goldwater against the Rockefeller GOPe.
He supported Reagan against the GOPe.

He did not expel anyone from "the conservative movement." He made judgments about what groups and individuals he personally would patronize.

Dismissing him as a RINO, GOPe, whatever, smacks of fanaticism and ingratitude.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 04, 2015 11:57 AM (cN9Sk)

298 "Were they able to figure out EBT cards OK, or did they starve to death?"

The youngsters got with the program quickly, but the older Hmong were having to have food regularly brought to them in their (publicly funded) apartments by social service agencies. Or, yep, they'd have starved.

The concept of "a store" didn't exist for them. Stone Age hill peasants.

They were also extremely confused when they went out and set traps for game, and trotlines in the streams, and then the weird Americans came and yelled at them about some pieces of paper called "hunting licenses" and "fishing licenses".

Then after they were given hunting and fishing licenses at public expense, other weird Americans yelled at them about things called "endangered species". What, you're not supposed to kill and eat certain animals?

Posted by: torquewrench at September 04, 2015 11:58 AM (noWW6)

299 >>Lorretta Lynch "I'm heartbroken over police shootings."


Top law enforcement person in country tells how her heart feels about this?
Ya think there might be a law enforcement solution you could implement?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:58 AM (NOIQH)

300 Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
--------------------------------------------------
Would've been better as:

I think I know whose woods these are.
His house is in the village, thar.

Who does Frost think he is, Yoda?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 04, 2015 11:59 AM (E5UB0)

301 I like that one. When is the Headless Horseman showing up?

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 04, 2015 11:59 AM (FFIoe)

302 I'm thinking they do have a clue. Hillary doesn't give a f$#@, as demonstrated by her insistence that her SS detail carry her bags. She wants what she wants and don't you even think of stopping her.

I suspect Huma knows because she is taking advantage of every opportunity, especially (potentially) being issued a blackberry that could receive classified docs at Hillary's request.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:53 AM (NOIQH)

No, they don't have a clue, good trade-craft is invisible or where it is visible, easily explainable with more than one iron clad explanation. Hillary is not only stupid, she is arrogant--with just a little more work and logic, she could have made all her sub-rosa activities unknowable and untouchable--but, there is that pesky word WORK again. Hillary don't do work--she does policy and big thinking in the vast wasteland of her tiny little mind. Huma is just he luckless MB operative who tries to manage her whims and dictates while gathering intelligence.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:00 PM (kXoT0)

303 If Communism is supposed to be inexorable - the unavoidable result of the march of time - then why has there been the unbelievable amount of time, money, effort, infiltration, indoctrination and bloodshed spent to install and maintain it?
Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:47 AM (2Ojst)

Communism has always insisted that in order for it to work properly, it requires universal acceptance.

That's why so many have been eliminated wherever it has been tried. Gotta get to that universal number. Ayers believed it, and stated publicly that 20 to 30 million people from the 'right' would naturally need to be killed.

So has it ever been. So will it always be.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 12:01 PM (BZAd3)

304 Tests

Posted by: soothie at September 04, 2015 12:02 PM (J5lvw)

305 Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 04, 2015 11:59 AM (FFIoe)

Headless Horseman has a full schedule....click the pic to see his stand-in.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 04, 2015 12:02 PM (kKHcp)

306 That's a mean trick, putting up a different picture when one clicks to enlarge the art. Not funny! That's an old Democrat trick.

Posted by: goon at September 04, 2015 12:02 PM (gy5kE)

307 >>Hillary is not only stupid, she is arrogant--with just a little more work and logic, she could have made all her sub-rosa activities unknowable and untouchable--but, there is that pesky word WORK again.

Heh, you're right, she certainly wouldn't be aware of anything going on except herself. It's frightening to think of all the different ways security was compromised by Hillary as SoS.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 12:03 PM (NOIQH)

308 @297 - Under this Administration and to some extent the previous two, we HAVE been ruled by the Harvard faculty, so we now have sufficient empirical data against which to test Buckley's hypothesis.

And he was likely correct.

I suggest we now nominate Aaron A Aaronson for President, and fill the Cabinet and courts with the next 399, and see how that goes.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at September 04, 2015 12:04 PM (o+SC1)

309 Because free and smart people instinctually reject
Communism. They know giving their crack smoking worthless neighbor an
equal share is a lose-lose proposition.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 11:53 AM (kXoT0)

Communism is Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and I going all-in on an investment, and then splitting the proceeds equally.

Uh, guys, I'm gonna a little light.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:04 PM (oKE6c)

310 Testes. One. Two.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:04 PM (C5Jpx)

311 234
183 15 minutes into Rambo. Didn't remember David

Caruso was in it. Not sure what was "wrong" with the flag on Rambo's
field jacket that caused Dennehy to say it would get him in trouble. It
was a gold-fringed, waving, U.S. flag patch, didn't look like a legit
unit or service patch, but hardly offensive.


Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 11:13 AM (2cS/G)


Not sure, but it probably had something to do with the prejudice against Vietnam vets. If so, a point very obliquely made.



Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 11:15 AM (2Ojst)

That's
all it was. The prejudice against Veterans, and how they have a
tendency to "go off" anytime, FOR NO GOOD REASON, was the thing. And
really, the movie makes that point fairly clearly. I'm not sure how the
point would be lost.

That's the essential story, isn't it? Ooh, scary Vet, let's f**k with him...
----------------
Dennehy was supposed to be playing a good ol' boy who was in fact a bully wearing a tin star. He pre-judged Rambo as a vagrant and hippy bum who was pretending to a service he had obviously never done. Real soldiers and ex-soldiers (to the sheriff's way of thinking) weren't supposed to look like John Rambo. Rambo's PTSD then triggered (in a non-swooning PC way) when treated like a vagrant like the sheriff's department and he went into Evasion Survival mode.


Posted by: exdem13 at September 04, 2015 12:04 PM (ry4ab)

312 310 Testes. One. Two.
Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:04 PM (C5Jpx)

Testes. One...two...three!

Posted by: Polyorchidism at September 04, 2015 12:05 PM (2Ojst)

313 "How far are you going to take this whole black and white art thing?"

"Farrer."

Posted by: Henry Farrer, artist extraodinaire at September 04, 2015 12:05 PM (VAsIq)

314 Heh, you're right, she certainly wouldn't be aware of anything going on except herself. It's frightening to think of all the different ways security was compromised by Hillary as SoS.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 12:03 PM (NOIQH)

Yeah, if you don't thin Putin wept with joy when he heard she was going to be SoS, then I can't help you. China too!

Heck, every intelligence agency worth its salt had to rejoice when they knew Hillary was becoming SoS, it was going to be Christmas every day of the year for foreign intelligence.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:05 PM (kXoT0)

315 Communism has always insisted that in order for it to work properly, it requires universal acceptance.



That's why so many have been eliminated wherever it has been tried.
Gotta get to that universal number. Ayers believed it, and stated
publicly that 20 to 30 million people from the 'right' would naturally
need to be killed.



So has it ever been. So will it always be.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 12:01 PM (BZAd3)

Also, when Communism fails dismally, those in charge need someone to blame to keep the "dream" alive.

"It would've worked, it's got to work, except those ^^%$#@! screwed it up! Once we get rid of them (and of my political rivals), Paradise, comrades!"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:06 PM (oKE6c)

316 Communism only works if everyone believes.
Consequently, dissent, which is the highest form of patriotism, can not be tolerated. Dissent leads to inefficiency.

Dissent, as practiced by 'Rules for Radicals' won't work against the collective because the radicals will be crushed by the collective when they, the radicals, threaten the public order.

Innovation also can not be tolerated because that leads to changes that have to be managed which consumes resources needed by the collective to maintain order.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 12:06 PM (FoI/9)

317 299
>>Lorretta Lynch "I'm heartbroken over police shootings."





Top law enforcement person in country tells how her heart feels about this?

Ya think there might be a law enforcement solution you could implement?
------------------

Crocodile tears. Anarchy must prevail to encourage the Revolution.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 04, 2015 12:07 PM (ry4ab)

318 We can try Communism. Have a seat and wait for the free $hit to arrive.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:08 PM (C5Jpx)

319 Uhm the book "Blacklisted by History" seems to point to a list. Maybe not a 1-100 top commie bastard list but a list. In addition, it seems to be clear and very heavily implied he feared if said list was revealed he wouldn't live to hear the rooster crow, and wondered if the country would or could survive the revelation. We were at war at the time too.

As to Buckley, it has always been my understanding that his issue with Rand was the God thing. Faith. And then to me next would be the lack of limits or existence of laws and boundaries some libertarians find to be like garlic to Dracula. He was for more rule of law than she was. What I believe most people see as offensive in WFB is his east coast intellectual Martha's vineyard way. But a man who would allow to be governed by the the first 100 or so folks listed in the phone book had to know the people of this country were by far better than the elitists. He was instrumental in giving us Reagan, and energizing voters that would never have joined in if the Birchers and Randians had dominated the message. His conservative message to me was more understandable for the masses to ponder than the other two lines of thinking. I also think WFB had a better platform to speak from. To most at the time, the Birchers and Randians came across as offensive, rabid like, and scared the crap out of some people. I am not saying they were totally wrong, but non-dilution of both those ideologies at that time in history wasn't going to work nor was it something the general public could wear comfortably. Applying WFB out of historical context devalues his contributions to moving this country away from what we are all facing now. SMOD.

Posted by: freeus at September 04, 2015 12:08 PM (caDgg)

320 I'm on Vacation in Budapest right now, and the migrants have left the train station and marching to Austria

Posted by: AlaskaGal at September 04, 2015 12:08 PM (YwIHw)

321 That's how the timeline appears to me. First Sheriff thinks he's a long-haired drifter (this is when he mentions the flag patch and drives him out of town upon first meeting). After he's been arrested and hauled in they discover he's a "soldier boy". It's not until they've already shot at him and chased him off a cliff that they learn that he's specifically a Vietnam Vet, Green Beret, CMOH winner. He's already dispatched all but two of his initial pursuers with instant booby traps and decoys, I guess the Army guys will be showing up soon.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 04, 2015 12:09 PM (2cS/G)

322 320 RamzPaul is in Romania I think.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:09 PM (C5Jpx)

323 AlaskaGal can you give us a person on the street impression of these militant migrants?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 12:09 PM (4nG/u)

324 >>Lorretta Lynch "I'm heartbroken over police shootings."


Top law enforcement person in country tells how her heart feels about this?
Ya think there might be a law enforcement solution you could implement?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 04, 2015 11:58 AM (NOIQH)


Is that the actual quote, because if it is, the phrase can be parsed two ways, with radically different meanings.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 04, 2015 12:09 PM (kKHcp)

325 " and marching to Austria..."


Here's to hoping the Austrians have a nice, armed welcoming committee waiting to greet them upon arrival.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 12:10 PM (LA7Cm)

326 We can try Communism. Have a seat and wait for the free $hit to arrive.
Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:08 PM (C5Jpx)

Except it never does, the apparatchiks take it all and the shelves of the local stores are bare because those same bosses couldn't keep the tractors running to harvest the wheat for the bread.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:10 PM (kXoT0)

327 Ricardo Kill... and five minutes later

Gaylord Focker, "If the immigrants had only spoken Austrian."

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 12:11 PM (4nG/u)

328 Anna, I don't think they are militant. I do know they are pissed off and it doesn't help that drunk football hooligans are throwing stones at them.
On a good note the weather is lovely and the beer is excellent

Posted by: AlaskaGal at September 04, 2015 12:12 PM (YwIHw)

329 "First Sheriff thinks he's a long-haired drifter .."


That's the way I remember it too. Sheriff just didn't like the way Rambo looked, didn't want that kinda trash in his town, etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 12:12 PM (LA7Cm)

330 Lorretta Lynch "I'm heartbroken over police shootings."

Of course she is.

Because her brothers aren't killing enough cracker pigs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 04, 2015 12:12 PM (zF6Iw)

331 Where is Sobieski with the Cavalry?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:13 PM (C5Jpx)

332 Boss Moss, probably waiting for General Winter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 12:13 PM (4nG/u)

333 I'm on Vacation in Budapest right now, and the migrants have left the train station and marching to Austria

You can watch it live on the internet.
http://is.gd/Rt9ERb

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 12:15 PM (rHXGG)

334 We're in Heaven. Polishing two pairs.

Posted by: The Winged Hussars at September 04, 2015 12:16 PM (GoyxN)

335 " couldn't keep the tractors running to harvest the wheat for the bread."


And the guys driving the tractors don't care about maintaining the tractors because they don't own them, they don't have to fix them when they break, and, a broken tractor equals day off. The mechanics are in no hurry because they get paid either way and besides, who else is going to do it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 12:16 PM (LA7Cm)

336 As a kid, I used to play on weekends at the Chalmette Battlefield, the site of the famous Andrew Jackson vs. the British battle. This was before the state fixed it up with replica cannon and breastworks (heh) and big displays telling you what happened when on Jan. 8, 1815.

On a cold winter day, the area looked much like the Farrer painting.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 04, 2015 12:17 PM (lLhNA)

337 A pity some presidential candidate doesn't take advantage of Davis' incarceration and the complete double-standard...
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 04, 2015 11:32 AM (zF6Iw)


Uh, over here.

http://tinyurl.com/pjzy9y8

Posted by: Mike Huckabee at September 04, 2015 12:19 PM (laMCB)

338 This just occurred to me. If Communism is supposed to be inexorable - the unavoidable result of the march of time - then why has there been the unbelievable amount of time, money, effort, infiltration, indoctrination and bloodshed spent to install and maintain it?

Posted by: Insomniac


The theory insists that the socialist project will herald the "New Man" just before or after "The Revolution."

The New Man is supposed to be the perfect citizen; free of corruption, desire, and fault.

Yes, they really think mankind can be perfected. It's just going to take a lot of killing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 04, 2015 12:19 PM (JmGFJ)

339 Buckley's NR saved me from being a liberal and an atheist. If NR hadn't been around to keep me straight I'd be just another progtard cog in the machine today.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at September 04, 2015 12:20 PM (laMCB)

340 315 Communism has always insisted that in order for it to work properly, it requires universal acceptance.

Da!

Posted by: Publik Skool Syztem at September 04, 2015 12:22 PM (yMVjf)

341
"the migrants"?

A horde of welfare-seeking invaders and attempted hijackers, is more like it.

Posted by: soothie at September 04, 2015 12:22 PM (J5lvw)

342 Just to remind those with some angst with Buckley, the country had been to two wars and thanks to Dems were seeing a shit ton of anarchy in the 60's and 70's. To go full on Rand or Butcher was too extreme. It removed the republic or Republic. Most of the general public wanted the familiar, the original and comfy. You have to admit by the time Jimah was done, stability and familiar was craved like water in Cali.

Posted by: freeus at September 04, 2015 12:22 PM (caDgg)

343 They are a horde of barbarians.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:22 PM (C5Jpx)

344 Leelee Sobieski?

Posted by: Bigby's Snake handling Hands at September 04, 2015 12:23 PM (YkUew)

345 And Salma Hayek.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:23 PM (C5Jpx)

346 The New Man is supposed to be the perfect citizen; free of corruption, desire, and fault.


Easily controlled, obedient to the rulers, void of opinion except for the party line, unaware of basic truths, contemptuous of others and atheistic. Fully brainwashed. A flesh and blood robot created to fulfill the evil wishes of others.

IOW, the Perfect Animal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 12:24 PM (LUgeY)

347 Telegraph : refugees who "have escaped the camps" marching to Austria.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 12:24 PM (FoI/9)

348 And the guys driving the tractors don't care about
maintaining the tractors because they don't own them, they don't have to
fix them when they break, and, a broken tractor equals day off. The
mechanics are in no hurry because they get paid either way and besides,
who else is going to do it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 04, 2015 12:16 PM (LA7Cm)

My wife and I were in the USSR shortly before it collapsed. Even tony hotels in Moscow had exactly this problem. Clerks used to sit at the reception desk reading the newspaper, ignoring people standing waiting for them. If you stood long enough eventually they would look up with an expression of utter disgust, say "zagrito" ("closed") and going back to the newspaper, point to the next desk, where exactly the same thing would happen. We did this until we did the full circuit.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:24 PM (oKE6c)

349 They have actual robots now. They don't need peasants now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:25 PM (C5Jpx)

350 I guess the good news is that if Germany doesn't recognize the new gender-neutral marriage license Indiana's using (everyone who said "SSM doesn't affect straight couples!": you know what you can do with this pineapple I've wrapped in rusty barbed wire), it'll be really easy to buy a fake Syrian passport. *srednop*

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 12:25 PM (rHXGG)

351 Easily controlled, obedient to the rulers, void of opinion except for the party line, unaware of basic truths, contemptuous of others and atheistic. Fully brainwashed. A flesh and blood robot created to fulfill the evil wishes of others.

IOW, the Perfect Animal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 12:24 PM (LUgeY)




In short, the Stepford Citizen.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:25 PM (oKE6c)

352 Stepford Citizen?

More like Teddy Ruxpins. Change the tape when needed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 04, 2015 12:26 PM (4nG/u)

353 Yes, they really think mankind can be perfected. It's just going to take a lot of killing.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 04, 2015 12:19 PM (JmGFJ)

I don't believe they do. I think they believe that they can create the perfect under-citizen, preferably a low IQ individual with low ambition and a person of color so they are easily distinguishable from the upper classes. Not a racist comment, a person of color for their purposes can be any designated color, even white. They just need to be dumb, sturdy, and inured to working hard dawn to dusk. Unfortunately for them, God refuses to allow the perfect slave class to be born, endowing smarts, ambtion, and IQ simply willy nilly to suit Himself, not the ruling class. To complicate matters, the ruling class gets to be inbred and effete within 3-4 generations and thus, unable to rule.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:27 PM (kXoT0)

354 Easily controlled, obedient to the rulers, void of opinion except for the party line, unaware of basic truths, contemptuous of others and atheistic. Fully brainwashed.

Da!

Posted by: Glorious Federal Soviet Bureaucracy at September 04, 2015 12:27 PM (yMVjf)

355 Don't know if anyone else has pointed out that in the majority of the refugee pictures, whether US or Europe, are young and healthy males. I am old enough to remember refugee crises where women, children and old men were the primary asylum-seekers.

Why aren't the healthy young males fighting for improving their own countries?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 04, 2015 12:27 PM (MIKMs)

356 You have to admit by the time Jimah was done, stability and familiar was craved like water in Cali.

Posted by: freeus at September 04, 2015 12:22 PM (caDgg)

Not to mention common sense.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:27 PM (oKE6c)

357 One issue that seems to be missing in the discussion of Hilary and her criminal behavior is that her actions are simply the natural extension of the belief that America and Americans are in no way exceptional compared to the rest of the world. She views her own country as simply a source of wealth and power, rather than something larger than herself and worth protecting and defending.

It is the natural outgrowth of progressive asshattery and self hate. It is, by definition, disordered and psychotic.

Nothing about this will end well, for anyone.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 04, 2015 12:28 PM (+YMhA)

358 A horde of welfare-seeking invaders and attempted hijackers, is more like it.

Those folks sabotaging the Eurostar at Calais are very clearly not merely seeking safety from a war zone. I just don't understand how people can't see this.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 12:28 PM (rHXGG)

359 "Easily controlled, obedient to the rulers, void of opinion except for the party line, unaware of basic truths, contemptuous of others and atheistic. Fully brainwashed."

So, Ivy league college graduates?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 04, 2015 12:29 PM (2Ojst)

360 Why aren't the healthy young males fighting for improving their own countries?

Why bother when the infidels are offering you free shit and uncovered women?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 12:29 PM (rHXGG)

361 Why aren't the healthy young males fighting for improving their own countries?

No guns?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 12:29 PM (LUgeY)

362 When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of AoSHQ and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

Posted by: Hadoop at September 04, 2015 12:29 PM (2X7pN)

363 Not to mention common sense.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:27 PM (oKE6c)


You're welcome, Comrade!

Posted by: Publik Skool Syztem at September 04, 2015 12:30 PM (yMVjf)

364 Easily controlled, obedient to the rulers, void of opinion except for the party line, unaware of basic truths, contemptuous of others and atheistic. Fully brainwashed. A flesh and blood robot created to fulfill the evil wishes of others.

IOW, the Perfect Animal.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 12:24 PM (LUgeY)

Marx called religion the opiate of the masses, yet his utopian vision required universal acceptance - faith in the system - in order to achieve success.

The perfect society is a perfect paradox that only communists can't see.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus (Make the world better) at September 04, 2015 12:30 PM (BZAd3)

365
Shooting at Sacremento city college
1 dead two injured.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 04, 2015 12:31 PM (0x/TW)

366 Ace is awake.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 04, 2015 12:31 PM (LUgeY)

367 I just don't understand how people can't see this.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 12:28 PM (rHXGG)


Really?

Yeah, uhhhhh.... me, too.

Posted by: MarxistMedia LLC at September 04, 2015 12:32 PM (yMVjf)

368 Why aren't the healthy young males fighting for improving their own countries?
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 04, 2015 12:27 PM (MIKMs)

Because they are Muslim and they climbed over their sisters, aunts, Mothers, and Grandmothers to escape, who gladly let them. Never forget that Islam teaches that women are essentially worthless and have only half a soul. If the men escape, they can take an infidel woman, convert her through beatings and set up shop all over again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:32 PM (kXoT0)

369 *heh heh* "Would any of you Moronettes-- single ones, of course-- like to come up and see my etchings?"
I have a bottle decanted and airing of a high-altitude Mendoza Malbec of great promise, some fur throws on the divan, and a splendid view of the southern horizon.... The whole suggests a tonalist watercolour, indeed.

Posted by: Not Absinthe- but Late Harvest Riesling-drinker Guy at September 04, 2015 12:33 PM (Em5mw)

370 326 We can try Communism. Have a seat and wait for the free $hit to arrive.
Posted by: Boss Moss at September 04, 2015 12:08 PM (C5Jpx)

Except it never does, the apparatchiks take it all and the shelves of the local stores are bare because those same bosses couldn't keep the tractors running to harvest the wheat for the bread.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:10 PM (kXoT0)

This. Some dear friends of ours were children in Poland during the Soviet, uh, overlordship (?) They would tell us about waiting in line to get toilet paper, which they would drape around their necks, (they couldn't buy an entire roll, they were limited to a certain number of sheets per week, which would be Sheryl Crow's dream come true) because that was what passed for affluence in the neighborhood. Because some people couldn't get toilet paper, because they had pissed off the commissar, who wouldn't give them their toilet paper ration. Yeah, communism is ALWAYS better than capitalism. (Do I need the sarc tag?)

Posted by: Moki at September 04, 2015 12:33 PM (x303I)

371 And the guys driving the tractors don't care about maintaining the tractors because they don't own them, they don't have to fix them when they break, and, a broken tractor equals day off. The mechanics are in no hurry because they get paid either way and besides, who else is going to do it?

union open pit miners.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 12:34 PM (FoI/9)

372 "96
Alright, it appears the collective wisdom of the (non lawyer) horde confirms what I thought.



So, walk away it is.



Honestly, to even the odds, it probably would've had to be a crystal
clear, written law violation of civil rights with damages to be paid to
the victim -



to make it anywhere near a fair fight.





Ah well, life in this glorious new era of Hope and Change and Fascism.





Posted by: naturalfake at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (0cMkb)"


How much more time do you have on your lease? How accessible are other municipalities beyond the reach of these government union thugs? Will landlords in a new location help you get out of your current lease? Are you expanding? Can the expansion be done some where else?


Yes. I advise you to walk away. Move your business out of that city to a nearby town and be sure to let everybody know why you have done so.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 04, 2015 12:36 PM (QHgTq)

373 One issue that seems to be missing in the discussion of Hilary and her criminal behavior is that her actions are simply the natural extension of the belief that America and Americans are in no way exceptional compared to the rest of the world. Posted by: tcn in AK at September 04, 2015 12:28 PM (+YMhA)

Except that she is one of the Liberal Ivy League League who believe with every fiber of their being that they will be the ones in charge and she believes that she will be the one in charge of the ones in charge. So far, she has been proven to be right in that assumption.

I still find it beyond ironic that a woman who professes to be a FEMINIST has made it to the apex of power by the simple expedient of marrying well and then standing by her man through his foibles and scandals.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:36 PM (kXoT0)

374 Posted by: Moki at September 04, 2015 12:33 PM (x303I)


What is it with Reds and toilet paper?


Short of ... I dunno ... transistors, or champagne or something, sure. But toilet paper??

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:36 PM (oKE6c)

375 I'm a bad person but I want this country in a deep, dark recession as punishment for electing Obama twice. What a fitting parting gift to see O's chickens finally coming home to roost and they're running out of bullshit tricks like rate cuts to juice the numbers.

Posted by: Naes at September 04, 2015 12:37 PM (Ypc8j)

376 Obama is no stranger to lifting. Remember the
leaked video of him working out with weights in the hotel gym on one of
his European trips?

He was throwing around those five-pound
stroke-victim-rehab dumbbells like they were NOTHING. That's a real man
right there, I can tell you.



Posted by: torquewrench at September 04, 2015 10:45 AM (noWW6)

He was also doing the "half-repping" workout. Four inch range of motion? More than enough to get the pump.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 04, 2015 12:38 PM (oKE6c)

377 What a fitting parting gift to see O's chickens finally coming home to roost and they're running out of bullshit tricks like rate cuts to juice the numbers.
Posted by: Naes at September 04, 2015 12:37 PM (Ypc8j)

And the fake jobs reports. To hear them tell it, jobs are going begging and that employers are kidnapping folks off the streets and forcing a wonderful high paying benefits loaded job on them.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at September 04, 2015 12:39 PM (kXoT0)

378 As for Obama's workout routine, I hear Kegel exercises can benefit men as well.

Posted by: Naes at September 04, 2015 12:40 PM (Ypc8j)

379 Please regard, if you are not scandalized, this exceptional odalisque I found in a little shop in Tangier run by the strangest man! You would be scandalized if I told you what else he had for sale! Come, my dear, let me drape you with this fur while we enjoy a cup.

Posted by: Not Absinthe- but Late Harvest Riesling-drinker Guy at September 04, 2015 12:42 PM (Em5mw)

380 " Four inch range of motion? More than enough to get the pump."

Shake weight. Strengthen the muscles that count.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 12:42 PM (FoI/9)

381 It's pushing 12:00 noon local. Shouldn't the administration be announcing sweeping, unconstitutional changes to some institution? Or, do I have to wait for close of business?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 04, 2015 12:43 PM (5buP8)

382 Oh, FFS.
http://t.co/dQB2dlYKgn


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 04, 2015 12:45 PM (rHXGG)

383 381 It's Friday, so it's the administration's golf day. Instead, look for a foreign policy disaster caused by its less than benign neglect.

Posted by: Naes at September 04, 2015 12:45 PM (Ypc8j)

384 Keep the thread alive.

Otherwise it's cosplay goes disco and Hillary.

Posted by: Roland Gaineslegg at September 04, 2015 12:48 PM (FoI/9)

385
355 Simple. They don't spend their time and energies working to improve their own countries because fvcking up mine pays better.
People respond to incentives.

Posted by: MAx at September 04, 2015 12:50 PM (LAliD)

386 @382 Thanks for the heads-up. I wasn't planning to attend, either as a reveler or refugee, but it is good to know.
Btw, floods of illiterate, diseased, violent, brutish, and angry people in our parks and art galleries are not accidental, imho.
Who's behind it? Idk, but when I find him, I will get banned from this blog.
On the 'follow the money' plan, I'd go with a currency speculator with a track record of bringing down 1st-world currencies.
If were also an Esperantist...
If he were also an ex-Judenrat and major Commiecrat Contributor...

Posted by: Not Absinthe- but Late Harvest Riesling-drinker Guy at September 04, 2015 12:51 PM (Em5mw)

387 374-I don't know. But I would hazard a guess that it is a way to completely demean people, and then give them small but much needed rewards for compliance behavior. A transistor or a radio means they can get information from something other than the approved channels, so that is naturally forbidden. But everyone needs to wipe their butts, so controlling that is an effective means of controlling the populace. Until the cholera starts.

Posted by: Moki at September 04, 2015 12:54 PM (x303I)

388 No, srsly, Farrer was part of the truth in art bunch.
They wouldn't even allow Landseer the gleam of loyalty in the spaniel's eye.
You can tell a lot from "art".
"Piss Christ", for example. Follow the money.
Oh, yeah, do not forget the bullwhip guy, wtf was his name... Robert Mapplethorpe.
I think he was brought up on child porn charges for-- child porn.

Posted by: Not Absinthe- but Late Harvest Riesling-drinker Guy at September 04, 2015 12:58 PM (Em5mw)

389 http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/edgar-degas/the-absinthe-drinker-1876.jpg

Posted by: Not Absinthe- but Late Harvest Riesling-drinker Guy at September 04, 2015 01:12 PM (Em5mw)

390 More re: WFB

Buckley was one of Rush Limbaugh's earliest supporters, and they became so close that Rush was asked to read the eulogy at Buckley's funeral. If he were a RINO, as some people think,he would have done everything he could to shut him up.

As for the John Birch Society --they weren't just anti-communists --they were nuts. They suspected Eisenhower of being a tool of the USSR. They claimed that our fight against the communists in Vietnam was in fact part of an LBJ plot to make the US communist. They were also anti-Semites.

Watch a few episodes of Firing Line. Any resemblance to George Will is purely superficial.
Buckley was a fighter.

Posted by: Burke at September 04, 2015 01:47 PM (91yCk)

391 I'm only here for the pictures.

Posted by: somejoe at September 06, 2015 12:58 AM (vlgjM)

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