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Albert Marquet, "La Varenne, The Red Boat" (1913)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:54 AM




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1 Bright and colorful? What fresh hell is this?

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at September 23, 2015 09:55 AM (SCcgT)

2 First?
Wanted the ONT, got this instead!

Posted by: jwb7605 at September 23, 2015 09:56 AM (M+9nV)

3 Too soon for little man in the boat jokes?

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 09:56 AM (5npD/)

4 Ach! Me poor lonely orphaned last-thread comment!...

Careful. That painting's still wet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmart at September 23, 2015 09:56 AM (U76Nz)

5 Thank you, rd. What a perfect little piece of paradise on that canvas.

Posted by: Ever at September 23, 2015 09:57 AM (QZdJj)

6 that's nice...no pollution

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 09:57 AM (0O7c5)

7 Oh, no... no no not good.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 09:58 AM (E5UB0)

8 8th?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (E5UB0)

9 Hey Fredo,want to go fishing?

Posted by: steevy at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (sPO3u)

10 New Pope, Classic Pope, or Popesi?

Posted by: Marketing Team 2000! at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (nFICN)

11 give a hoot.....don't pollute

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (0O7c5)

12 Those things are dangerous!

Posted by: Gun collection at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (XkVXQ)

13
Smart mil-blog:

Photos Of Boeing's 1960s Stealth Jet Concept

For years, all the aviation world knew about Boeing's secret stealth project from the 1960s was limited to a name and a single mysterious photo. It seemed like a relic out of time, possessing many stealthy design features that wouldn't exist until decades later.

But Boeing exclusively provided Foxtrot Alpha with a trove of photos and information for the very first time. After decades in the shadows, here is Boeing's Kennedy-era "Quiet Bird."

http://tinyurl.com/nkq6ybz

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (kdS6q)

14 Now I want to lie down next to the river and take a long nap. Curse my dogs for waking me up early.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at September 23, 2015 10:00 AM (RD7QR)

15 10
New Pope, Classic Pope, or Popesi?


Posted by: Marketing Team 2000! at September 23, 2015 09:59 AM (nFICN)
pope zero

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:00 AM (0O7c5)

16
Good luck finding the sniper in that finger-painting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 10:01 AM (1QsMy)

17 It doesn't MATTER whether it's any good or not -- it's PLEIN AIR!

Posted by: Arc Collector at September 23, 2015 10:01 AM (nFICN)

18 willowed:


In the 80's we hit the Freedom Trifecta-

Reagan, Thatcher, and JPII

an ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners trio of freedom-loving, free marketeers-

who brought down the Russian empire, made their respective countries as well as the world a freer, richer, more peaceful, happier place.


After Obama's election, his people were crowing he'd be the anti-Reagan (until it didn't poll well), so-

if the Brits elect Clowny McOlde-FashionedCommietard as PM, we'll hit...


The Olde-Fashioned Commietard Oligarch Trifecta-

with Obama, Pope Francis, and Corbyn


a trio of dull, intellectually lazy, freedom-hating, jihadist-enabling, wealth-destroyers

who are reestablishing the Russian Empire, making their respective countries and the world poorer(except for their cronies), less free, more violent, and angrier place.


God may be playing one of his little jokes with this Insane Clown Trio.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 10:01 AM (KUa85)

19 A lot of boats at the bottom of that river, and a lot of problems are buried with those boats.

Posted by: Nicky Santoro at September 23, 2015 10:02 AM (NF2Bf)

20 Love it!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:04 AM (NOIQH)

21 Albert Marquet, "La Varenne, The Red Boat" (n.d.)

Heh, it says 1913 right on the painting.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at September 23, 2015 10:05 AM (ZtFr+)

22 Those boats are puny. My yachts wouldn't even fit in that river.

Posted by: D. T. Rump at September 23, 2015 10:05 AM (nFICN)

23 Why didn't someone come to us like a man and tell us there was a new thread?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 23, 2015 10:05 AM (t2KH5)

24 21
Albert Marquet, "La Varenne, The Red Boat" (n.d.)



Heh, it says 1913 right on the painting.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at September 23, 2015 10:05 AM (ZtFr+)

it's a clue!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:06 AM (0O7c5)

25 Albert Marquet, "La Varenne, The Red Boat" (n.d.)

Heh, it says 1913 right on the painting.
Posted by: Sherlock Holmes

It was painted in North Dakota.

Posted by: From my ass to your eyes at September 23, 2015 10:06 AM (326rv)

26 There's no cat in this picture!

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 23, 2015 10:06 AM (t2KH5)

27 >>After decades in the shadows, here is Boeing's Kennedy-era "Quiet Bird."


Heh. I read a (fiction) book about this recently - the prototype was discovered in the Antarctic and initially believed to be alien technology.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:06 AM (NOIQH)

28 I remember when Pope John Paul II came to America in 1979. The was a huge and important event. But this pope, it's meh. Maybe it was because back then while things were shitty, I could feel a ground swell of change happening. JP II was going to stand tall and Reagan was in the wings. Now, everything is so depressingly stupid and leftist.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:07 AM (493sH)

29 A red boat in the water is a well-known symbol of rape.

Posted by: Feminist art critic at September 23, 2015 10:07 AM (2Ojst)

30 Rubio's yacht is bigger, too, amirite?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:07 AM (NOIQH)

31 Love the bright cheerful paintings!!!

Btw, the comment threads keep trying to open the App Store (if I'm on a phobe) or the Marketplace if I'm on the kindle.

Are these legit ads or did the acecomments.mu.nu.site acquire a parasite?

Posted by: @votermom at September 23, 2015 10:07 AM (cbfNE)

32 No snipers. Navy Seals in the water.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:08 AM (xujhj)

33 I dunno if Francis really is all that communist, honestly. So much of this is all meme BS and the usual bad mis-reporting from the MSM. He's more likely to be Peronist than anything.

Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:09 AM (3ZtZW)

34 31 Did that to me once this morning.I hope it doesn't get like another site I used to visit that just became unusable.

Posted by: steevy at September 23, 2015 10:09 AM (sPO3u)

35 Lovely place for a picnic, some wine and a romp in the hay. No hay? OK, a romp.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 10:09 AM (TxJGV)

36 Nice picture, rd. I like the nautical and island subjects.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 10:09 AM (LUgeY)

37 >>>Heh, it says 1913 right on the painting.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at September 23,

Hah! The Athenaeum says date unknown. http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=73388

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 23, 2015 10:09 AM (Iyg03)

38 Corbyn isn't PM. Britain still has Cameron

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 10:10 AM (cN0Nl)

39 "Red Boat"? I approved this message.

Posted by: Pope Francis at September 23, 2015 10:11 AM (TxJGV)

40 Also, boat is empty. Tragic boating accident.

Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:11 AM (3ZtZW)

41 38 Corbyn isn't PM. Britain still has Cameron
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 10:10 AM (cN0Nl)

__________

For a year or two. Then it's full steam ahead on the SS Communist.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at September 23, 2015 10:11 AM (ahNDo)

42 One of the office eunuchs just breathlessly asked if the pope said anything about climate change yet. Yes, he said he's all for it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:12 AM (493sH)

43 Rubio's yacht is bigger, too, amirite?



You could fit 4 of those boats on one marcoboat.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:12 AM (xujhj)

44 JP2 and the "groundswell of change"

Christian Caryl, "Strange Rebels". You need to add the Ayatollah to that list.

When Christian societies go conservative, we get Thatcher and Reagan. When Islamic societies do it, they get boned.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 10:12 AM (cN0Nl)

45 "Red boat in the water" - euphemism for That Time of the Month

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at September 23, 2015 10:12 AM (SCcgT)

46 I have a red boat too, if anyone is interested in seeing it.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 23, 2015 10:12 AM (PFy0L)

47 I was cruising through the channels this morning, and found it amusing (nauseating) how the abortion-loving liberals were giddy over the Pope. Mika, Christiane Amanpour, Chris Cuomo, etc.

I'm surprised Obama doesn't go up in flames when he comes in contact with the Pope.

Anyhow, I need to Do Things today.

Wish I could be in rd's picture.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:13 AM (FsuaD)

48 For a year or two. Then it's full steam ahead on the SS Communist.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at September 23, 2015 10:11 AM (ahNDo)



Wouldn't that be HMS? Or will the ditch the royal family?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:13 AM (493sH)

49 42 One of the office eunuchs just breathlessly asked if the pope said anything about climate change yet. Yes, he said he's all for it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:12 AM (493sH)



So am I. It's fucking hot. Would love for the climate to change and the weather to cool off.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 23, 2015 10:13 AM (GEICT)

50 I'm for climate change. No sense betting against a sure thing.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 10:13 AM (u5gzz)

51 33 I dunno if Francis really is all that communist, honestly. So much of this is all meme BS and the usual bad mis-reporting from the MSM. He's more likely to be Peronist than anything.

---

The MSM's reporting on Francis has been hideous, as usual. It's just a different brand of incompetence than the hideous reporting they did on Benedict.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at September 23, 2015 10:13 AM (GvNnD)

52 Pope Francis talks religious liberty, climate change in first message to US


And yet he claims to not be a leftest. I am sure he is an expert on weather related topics. <snark>

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 23, 2015 10:14 AM (t2KH5)

53
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Amazon did one of these sales earlier in the year. As I recall, the price reduction was for new members only and membership renews at the regular price.

Now, let's see if AoS get's a commission link up for the sale: #TwoWeeks.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 10:14 AM (kdS6q)

54 Heh, it says 1913 right on the painting.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at September 23,

-
Maybe he's trying to fool us. Never trust a Frenchman.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 23, 2015 10:14 AM (OFC7R)

55 and they'll know we are Christians by our care of mother earth! mother earth!
and they'll know by our care of mother earth!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:15 AM (0O7c5)

56 I dunno if Francis really is all that communist, honestly. So much of this is all meme BS and the usual bad mis-reporting from the MSM. He's more likely to be Peronist than anything.

They're distinctions without a difference IMHO. Regardless of which particular flavor of oppression they like, they're still anti-freedom, anti-human, anti-capitalist control freaks.

George Wallace (yeah, I know) got it right when he said you could throw all politicians in a bag, shake it up, spill them out and there wouldn't be a dime's worth of difference between them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 10:15 AM (LUgeY)

57 The Pope thanked the JEF for his work on climate change.

Let's see if he thanks the JEF for voting twice against the Infant Born Alive act in IL.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:16 AM (FsuaD)

58 The Red Boat of Courage

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 23, 2015 10:16 AM (JO9+V)

59 isn't that the boat from 28 Days Later?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (ZQfW9)

60 "More people have died by taking selfies this year than by shark attacks"

Darwin smiles...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/11881900/
More-people-have-died-by-taking-selfies-this-year-than-by-shark-attacks.html

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (NOIQH)

61 On the one hand you look at the engineering that was being done back in the '60's before the desktop computer and you compare that to the engineering that isn't being done today.

On the other hand, you look at the engineering being done back in the '60's and you marvel at the engineering that could be done today as an extension of those ideas and it makes you go , 'hhmmmmm'.

And then you look at the space program and how the federal bureaucracy tied the whole program up in an incestuous medieval network of feudal states.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (joLBj)

62 Tragically, the owner of the red boat lost his guns in the middle of that lake somewhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (FsuaD)

63 What a shocker. The office eunuch who asked if the pope talked about climate change. Was asked if he's a practicing Catholic. Twisting his nose he said, no he doesn't practice at all any more. But he cares if the pope talks about climate change.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (493sH)

64 Lol pg. That was always the stupidest Christian song, not least because it is a hymn to Christians and not a hymn to God

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (cN0Nl)

65 Is that a rape boat pulled up there at the dock??

Posted by: OregonMuse at September 23, 2015 10:18 AM (AuqzP)

66 63
What a shocker. The office eunuch who asked if the pope talked about
climate change. Was asked if he's a practicing Catholic. Twisting his
nose he said, no he doesn't practice at all any more. But he cares if
the pope talks about climate change.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:17 AM (493sH)


I'm passing a stun grenade through the USB port. Use it wisely.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:19 AM (FsuaD)

67 And then you look at the space program and how the federal bureaucracy tied the whole program up in an incestuous medieval network of



muzzie outreach.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:20 AM (hUQVp)

68 Wait, we have an office eunuch, too! Are we in the same office, or could it be the same eunuch?

...hmmm

Posted by: Mistress O at September 23, 2015 10:20 AM (2S9xy)

69 The Little Red Boat That Could

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 23, 2015 10:20 AM (JO9+V)

70
I'm passing a stun grenade through the USB port. Use it wisely.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:19 AM (FsuaD)





Eyes closed, hands over ears, mouth open to equalize pressure.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 10:20 AM (1QsMy)

71
He painted a few portraits, and between 1910 and 1914 he painted a series of nudes[2] in whorehouses, and prepared the illustration of a work on lesbian lovers. But he is best known for his many landscapes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Marquet

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 23, 2015 10:21 AM (iQIUe)

72 And here I thought the conventional wisdom was that Christians don't believe in science.
So why should one of the top bible-thumpers agreeing with you on Climate Change matter?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:21 AM (NOIQH)

73
Is that a little man in that boat?

Nahh. Doesn't exist.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 10:21 AM (1QsMy)

74 The MSM's reporting on Francis has been hideous, as usual. It's just a different brand of incompetence than the hideous reporting they did on Benedict.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at September 23, 2015 10:13 AM (GvNnD)
======================

I don't know if it's hideous, or just (as you say) par for the course. The MSM has an agenda, a collectivist, totalitarian agenda, and they'll seize on anything from Francis that's remotely close in pushing their agenda.

That's why he has to rapidly learn to watch what he says, or else it looks like he's supporting the same agenda. I don't buy this "oh, he's just a nice guy who likes to sound off" schtick elsewise.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 10:22 AM (TxJGV)

75 I'm passing a stun grenade through the USB port. Use it wisely.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:19 AM


"Wisely" here meaning "exchange for a frag and insert in the manner of a barbed wire-wrapped pineapple."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 23, 2015 10:22 AM (KrAjA)

76 This fucking idiot in the WH is going to cram some ruinous "climate change" legislation through the pathetic GOPe congress.I just have a feeling.

Posted by: steevy at September 23, 2015 10:22 AM (sPO3u)

77 ugh carly say it isn't so......while she was in charge of hp....products were sold to iran.......from breitbart http://preview.tinyurl.com/nwdx4v2

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM (0O7c5)

78 That is..."insert into said lefty", just to be clear.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM (KrAjA)

79 These redirects to the app store have to stop.

Posted by: steevy at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM (sPO3u)

80 Wait, we have an office eunuch, too! Are we in the same office, or could it be the same eunuch?

...hmmm

Posted by: Mistress O at September 23, 2015 10:20 AM (2S9xy)




In his 30s, short, thin, slightly hunched over, glasses, only eats salads.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM (493sH)

81 He's more likely to be Peronist than anything.
Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:09 AM (3ZtZW)

How is that better?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM (2Ojst)

82 77
ugh carly say it isn't so......while she was in charge of hp....products
were sold to iran.......from breitbart
http://preview.tinyurl.com/nwdx4v2

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM (0O7c5)


There's a lot more to the story. She was on with Chris Wallace on Sunday and went into great detail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:24 AM (FsuaD)

83 This fucking idiot in the WH is going to cram some ruinous "climate change" legislation through the pathetic GOPe congress.I just have a feeling.

Never let a papal visit go to waste. We've become used to all their manufactured crises by now, so they're not as effective.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 10:24 AM (LUgeY)

84 "Wisely" here meaning "exchange for a frag and insert in the manner of a barbed wire-wrapped pineapple."



Stun grenades, rolled in Gorilla Glue and ball bearings...., um, nevermind.......

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:24 AM (hUQVp)

85 Every office has "one of those," whether a eunuch or, in my case, a hippy dippy coworker.

I strongly suspect that Hippy Dippy Coworker doesn't really grasp the whole pope thing. She made a comment about how it was interesting that this pope was elected over the previous one, like Benedict was running for reelection and lost or something...

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at September 23, 2015 10:25 AM (PFy0L)

86 Does the Pope count as an interesting Italian?
Now that he lives in Vatican City..

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

87 38 Corbyn isn't PM. Britain still has Cameron

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 10:10 AM (cN0Nl)


As I said-


After Obama's election, his people were crowing he'd be the anti-Reagan (until it didn't poll well), so-

if* the Brits elect Clowny McOlde-FashionedCommietard as PM, we'll hit...




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Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 10:25 AM (KUa85)

88 jane

i haven't watched wallace in quite some time....is it worth me finding the clip?....i'm not sure how much more disappointment i can take....politically or personally......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:25 AM (0O7c5)

89

Barrel escape!!

Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 10:26 AM (KUa85)

90 >>> How is that better?


Who said anything about better?

Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:26 AM (3ZtZW)

91 Ferdinand the Red Boat

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 23, 2015 10:26 AM (JO9+V)

92 ugh carly say it isn't so......while she was in charge of hp....products were sold to iran...

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:23 AM


IIRC, there was a third party involved that actually sold the HP stuff to Iran...not sure if it was an "authorized re-seller" or not

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 23, 2015 10:27 AM (ZQfW9)

93 That painting doesn't raise awareness of economic inequality, gender discrimination, or our rape culture.

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 23, 2015 10:27 AM (ZufZo)

94 IIRC, there was a third party involved that actually sold the HP stuff to Iran...not sure if it was an "authorized re-seller" or not


Someone's brother in law

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (hUQVp)

95 Stun grenades, rolled in Gorilla Glue and ball bearings...., um, nevermind.......

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:24 AM


Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (KrAjA)

96 >>> Barrel escape!!


**switches on searchlight**

**swivels pintle mounted machine gun**

Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (3ZtZW)

97 But, of course.

White House compares Obama to the Pope:

http://tinyurl.com/q7lmnhl

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (FsuaD)

98 So VW is facing about 6.5 bn euro in the wake of the emissions scandal and there was a Krautish headline about "VW's Winterkorn is threatened".

I took this to be quite a poetic metaphor. Winterkorn is Winter corn, or Winter seed, the stuff you put up in the barn so that you have a crop next year.

Yeah, no. The CEO's name is Winterkorn.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (JtwS4)

99 >>ugh carly say it isn't so......while she was in charge of hp....products were sold to iran.......from breitbart http://preview.tinyurl.com/nwdx4v2

Having spent a good deal of my career in international sales through distribution, I'd like to hear more about this before making a judgement. It is really not uncommon when you sell through distributors to have products sold to end users that are out of your control regardless of the restrictions that are put on the distribution channels, particularly when you start talking about commodity products like printers and pcs.

Need more information before making a call.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (OGm46)

100 http://utmost.org/classic/today/

Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest
Daily Meditation September 23

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (9UV3C)

101 That's why he has to rapidly learn to watch what he says, or else it looks like he's supporting the same agenda. I don't buy this "oh, he's just a nice guy who likes to sound off" schtick elsewise.

---

Eh, I get what you're saying, but his job is to lead the entire world's Catholic faithful, not to keep the American liberal press from misrepresenting and mistranslating what he says. The Church doesn't live and die by what MSNBC says about the Pope.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at September 23, 2015 10:29 AM (GvNnD)

102 phoenixgirl, it's worth watching the video.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:29 AM (FsuaD)

103 So, the wife asked the question the other day, "What is a conservative?"

I thought for a bit and realized, "that's a long answer."

If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

Maybe,
"Every man should be free to make his own way, as he sees fit, with as little interference from the government as possible."

"There is no law that can replace individual morality."

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 23, 2015 10:29 AM (ZvKdv)

104 http://utmost.org/classic/today/

Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest
Daily Meditation September 23

I, too, go up to Jerusalem.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 10:29 AM (9UV3C)

105 That boat was stolen (with love), stacked high with innocent "immigrants" and left here to use later for moving drugs and guns and stuff because you 'mericans won't do it.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 23, 2015 10:29 AM (GzDYP)

106 100
http://utmost.org/classic/today/



Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest

Daily Meditation September 23

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 10:28 AM (9UV3C)


Thanks. I have that book.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:31 AM (FsuaD)

107 >>> Barrel escape!!


**switches on searchlight**

**swivels pintle mounted machine gun**


AOOOOGHA! AOOOOGHA! All hands on deck! General Quarters! This is not a drill! Repeat. General Quarters! This is not a drill!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:31 AM (hUQVp)

108 So who kissed who's ring? Was the bowing mutual or did POTUS manage to get his head lower than Pope's?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 23, 2015 10:31 AM (MIKMs)

109 Nice path, if you're driving a Panzer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 10:32 AM (75uvI)

110 Posted by: RoyalOil at September 23, 2015 10:29 AM (ZvKdv)


Limited Govt
Personal Responsibility
Respect for Life
Equality before the Law

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 23, 2015 10:32 AM (GEICT)

111 Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:31 AM (FsuaD)

Me too. But I rarely read it. It just occurred to me to look it up today.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 10:32 AM (9UV3C)

112 Heh. Cameras showed Slow Joe turned around in his seat yukking it up with some Cardinals(?) behind him. Probably telling them some Pope jokes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:33 AM (FsuaD)

113 So we all emit unique germ clouds? Do David Cameron's pants still emit swine flu?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 10:33 AM (E5UB0)

114 i'm not sure how much more disappointment i can take....politically or personally......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:25 AM (0O7c5)
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No idea if this would be helpful phoenixgirl but, since competitors and the press are going to take hits at everyone on the GOP side, I just close my ears to much of this shit. There is almost always "more to the story" and the initial hit-piece is also always very one sided.

Just don't take this shit seriously, until next spring. When somebody with an agenda tells you Trump screwed the trades in building construction disputes, or Carly sold things to Iran or Rubio charged lunch on his GOP credit card or Carson messed up an operation or whatever, just say "bullshit!" until they prove it or the candidate has had his or her say.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 10:33 AM (TxJGV)

115 If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

I will not bake you a goddamned cake.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 10:33 AM (Rnlee)

116 OK gotta go to Jail


[hiya dad! I like it here]


heh BBL

Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:34 AM (3ZtZW)

117 So, the wife asked the question the other day, "What is a conservative?"

I thought for a bit and realized, "that's a long answer."

If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?



The Constitution. As written.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:34 AM (hUQVp)

118 The story I read about HP sales to Iran was that it was done through a European wing of HP.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 23, 2015 10:35 AM (t2KH5)

119
ugh carly say it isn't so......while she was in charge of hp....products were sold to iran.......
Posted by: phoenixgirl



Factcheck's backgrounder, so gain of salt and all that, but decent summary:

www.factcheck.org/2015/09/fiorina-misleads-on-hp-and-iran

The ever present danger of a business candidate. Say your hands on experience make you prefect to jump in and change government, then have to claim, "I wasn't responsible for that." when the skeletons start to rattle.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 10:35 AM (kdS6q)

120 Heh, it says 1913 right on the painting.

Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at September 23, 2015 10:05 AM (ZtFr+)



Think about the world back then. It was right before all hell broke loose a year later and the beginning of the destruction of Europe.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:36 AM (493sH)

121 Conservative depends on contect.

An American Conservative is one who supports the Constitution and believes that our individual rights are granted by God.

Posted by: @votermom at September 23, 2015 10:37 AM (cbfNE)

122 I stand here in the well of the House of Representatives where 177 of you voted last week for infanticide, and abomination before God. If any of the 177 are catholic, you are hereby excommunicated.

Heh, just kidding. Let's talk about green energy and unfettered immigration!

Posted by: Da Pope at September 23, 2015 10:37 AM (WiU5D)

123 Is that a red boat or is that a floating face down red Pope?

Just asking......seems a little murky.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 23, 2015 10:37 AM (ej1L0)

124 If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

I've got mine, Jack, you get your own. Don't pester me with brown people. It's not Adam and Steve. God, guns, and gore.

Posted by: lesoque liberale at September 23, 2015 10:37 AM (JtwS4)

125 ok.....there is more to the story....putting the matches away.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:37 AM (0O7c5)

126 The boat is a whore house.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 23, 2015 10:39 AM (iQIUe)

127
If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?
______________________

What difference, at this point, does it make?1/1/!!?!?11!?!??/?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 23, 2015 10:39 AM (HSmrB)

128 I stand here in the well of the House of Representatives where 177 of you voted last week for infanticide, and abomination before God. If any of the 177 are catholic, you are hereby excommunicated.


If he were excommunicate Nazi Pelosi alone, that'd make my day for about two weeks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 10:39 AM (LUgeY)

129 124 If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

GET OFF MY LAWN

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 10:40 AM (75uvI)

130 Great.

The army has denied the appeal of the child rape whistle blower.

Again, Barack Obama supports pederasty. Get the meme going.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:40 AM (FsuaD)

131 90 >>> How is that better?


Who said anything about better?
Posted by: Bigby's White Knuckles at September 23, 2015 10:26 AM (3ZtZW)

Ah. I read your tone wrong. It seemed as though you were seeking to rehabilitate Francis.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 10:41 AM (2Ojst)

132 121 Conservative depends on contect.

An American Conservative is one who supports the Constitution and believes that our individual rights are granted by God.

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Or even "believes that our individual rights are inherent to all humans from the point of conception" to get the atheists in there, too

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at September 23, 2015 10:41 AM (GvNnD)

133 >>>If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

Personal responsibility. No one else has the right to compel someone else to mitigate the consequences of their own actions.

Human wickedness: laws and regulations should be passed sparingly, since people enforcing/passing the laws suffer from the same character flaws as everyone else.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 10:41 AM (E5UB0)

134 What a shame that Barack Obama supports pederasty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:42 AM (FsuaD)

135 AOOOOGHA! AOOOOGHA! All hands on deck! General Quarters! This is not a drill! Repeat. General Quarters! This is not a drill!
Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:31 AM (hUQVp)

Spin up missiles 1 through 5 and 20 through 24!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 10:42 AM (2Ojst)

136 Heh. Nice use of Peanut's Pig Pen in the sidebar.

I did not know there were people interested in tracking my farts.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 10:42 AM (LUgeY)

137
Sad red boat moored at dock after capsizing and dumping guns in the river... the rock and the tree mourn with it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 23, 2015 10:42 AM (VLTL9)

138 The army has denied the appeal of the child rape whistle blower.

Again, Barack Obama supports pederasty. Get the meme going.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:40 AM (FsuaD)




Given Barry's overwhelming support for homosexuality (and I'm sure he's a participant) it's no surprise that Barry wouldn't want this abomination to be curtailed in any way

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:42 AM (493sH)

139 If Afghani police chiefs aren't free to rape teenage boys, then the terrorists have already won!

Posted by: King Barry at September 23, 2015 10:43 AM (2Ojst)

140 That boat has just one small patch of red. It used to be all red, but a bunch of Californians moved onto it and painted it purple.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 10:44 AM (E5UB0)

141 NAMBLA smiles.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:44 AM (FsuaD)

142 I saw N_MBLA Smiles open for...aw hell, you know, some things just aren't funny.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 10:45 AM (2Ojst)

143 If we can't have Walker/Rubio, we'll just have to make do with Rubio/Walker.

Either way. Works just fine.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 10:46 AM (ljZD2)

144

stuck inside these four walls...

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 10:46 AM (ACqDT)

145 NAMBLA smiles.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:44 AM (FsuaD)



Wasn't Barry's babysitter in Indonesia a cross dresser? Barry has been deeply marinated in that culture and I'm sure open support for NAMBLA is next.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 10:46 AM (493sH)

146 535 Obama has announced that he would veto the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care.

http://tinyurl.com/n9bkbcj

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 10:47 AM (75uvI)

147 134 What a shame that Barack Obama supports pederasty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 10:42 AM (FsuaD)
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Someone should ask Josh the Asshole about this at todays press gaggle.

To me, it sounds like the only conclusion.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 10:47 AM (TxJGV)

148
Joey Choo-Choo 2016: Pederasty and Trains!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 23, 2015 10:48 AM (VLTL9)

149 Obama has announced that he would veto the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care.


Fuck them. If they are gonna kill live babies, they don't need the right to health care. Make them kill them on their own.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:49 AM (hUQVp)

150 Barack Obama is a child molester!? Meh - not too surprising really.

Posted by: Chris M at September 23, 2015 10:49 AM (k3w9p)

151 Another lake pitcher. Nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 23, 2015 10:49 AM (AbFmZ)

152 @5 What a perfect little piece of paradise on that canvas.
@47 Wish I could be in rd's picture.

Put me in the picture!
--Nazi war criminal in first Night Gallery

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 23, 2015 10:49 AM (xq1UY)

153 What a shame that Barack Obama supports pederasty.

Next thing you'll be telling me is that he eats dogs.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at September 23, 2015 10:50 AM (PFy0L)

154 Good Morning?

I've tried 3 free proxies & now switched WiFi on my iPad to Comcast.

I posted 4-6 comments that disappeared after I hit enter.

Please don't tell me Ace blocked me?

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 10:51 AM (br0yT)

155 hi carol!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 23, 2015 10:53 AM (0O7c5)

156 Obama has announced that he would veto the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care.

They never, ever consider the plight of the dead child.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 10:53 AM (LUgeY)

157 143 If we can't have Walker/Rubio, we'll just have to make do with Rubio/Walker.

Either way. Works just fine.
Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 10:46 AM (ljZD2)

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You'll get Trump/Cruz and you'll like it.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 10:53 AM (LXJ1e)

158
R's wont make obama veto it...th

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 10:55 AM (ACqDT)

159 Alternate Painting title- Kitten Drowning Location

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 23, 2015 10:55 AM (uhftQ)

160
Obama has announced that he would veto the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy




Well, can't do nothing about that.

What say we pass the Export Bank renewal and call it a week, so we can beat the Columbus Day traffic?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 10:56 AM (kdS6q)

161 You'll get Trump/Cruz and you'll like it.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 10:53 AM (LXJ1e)

Are you kidding? He would go third party first, or not vote at all, or vote for a democrat. That's the thing. They will get all huffy because you won't support an Establishment candidate any more, but if by some sorcery a non-establishment candidate won the nomination (which I think is unlikely), they would jump ship immediately. This is a one way street for them.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 10:56 AM (9UV3C)

162 158
R's wont make obama veto it...th
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 10:55 AM (ACqDT)

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Yes McConnell will say, "welp he said he will veto it, no use sending it up."

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 10:57 AM (LXJ1e)

163 149 If they are gonna kill live babies, they don't need the right to health care. Make them kill them on their own.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 10:49 AM (hUQVp)
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that's what was on the video Carly described during the debate. actual baby murder.

I still for the life of me do not understand why the police haven't arrested anyone. It's murder, by ANY definition.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 10:57 AM (TxJGV)

164
that's what was on the video Carly described during the debate. actual baby murder.

I still for the life of me do not understand why the police haven't arrested anyone. It's murder, by ANY definition.
Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 10:57 AM (TxJGV)

Only idiotic redneck inbred pickup-truck-humping, sister-driving, dentally-challenged religious bigots believe that. No wonder you fucking retards keep losing elections!

Posted by: ooM ooM .rM at September 23, 2015 10:59 AM (2Ojst)

165 In a just world the Afghan Police Chief would have been a victim of SSS. Shoot, shovel, and shut up. Horrible.

Posted by: Cheri at September 23, 2015 10:59 AM (oiNtH)

166 535 Obama has announced that he would veto the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care.

http://tinyurl.com/n9bkbcj
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 10:47 AM (75uvI)

Good. Make him do it over and over and over again. A 'conservative' congress ought to be passing conservative legislation.

Why doesn't Obama ever have to complain that he can't get anything done because Congress won't give him bills he is willing to sign? For the particularly dumb out there, it's because we don't have a conservative congress. They are largely on Obama's team.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:00 AM (9UV3C)

167 Conservative creed?

Fuck the GOP, for starters.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 11:00 AM (u5gzz)

168 So, the wife asked the question the other day, "What is a conservative?"

I thought for a bit and realized, "that's a long answer."

If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

*******

Conservatives recognize that human beings are inherently flawed and are not perfectible outside of miraculous/ supernatural means and there will never be a utopia of human making. Therefore, we seek to strike the balance between having just enough in the way of law and authority to hold together a stable coherent society, but not so many as to make tyranny easy. Because people in government are still people, just as susceptible to flaw and selfish impulse as are the regular citizens.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at September 23, 2015 11:01 AM (KkVB6)

169 LDC,
I'm confused because I've been here several times & used a few free proxies & my comments disappeared.

Did you post Amazon Prime is $67 for a year? I have been buying a lot of things from Amazon this year & think I'll try Prime but it starts September 25.


Thank you.

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:01 AM (br0yT)

170
Are you kidding? He would go third party first, or not vote at all, or vote for a democrat. That's the thing. They will get all huffy because you won't support an Establishment candidate any more, but if by some sorcery a non-establishment candidate won the nomination (which I think is unlikely), they would jump ship immediately. This is a one way street for them.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 10:56 AM (9UV3C)

Oh, I meant:

You'll get Trump/Cruz and like it, GOOD AND HARD!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 11:01 AM (LXJ1e)

171 143 Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 10:46 AM (ljZD2)
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well, td, how do you feel about Rubio/Kasich? (I think that's looking a little more likely.)

I'd much prefer Walker myself, but his lousy consultants have pretty much ended his career with The Worst Campaign Evah.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 11:01 AM (TxJGV)

172 Obama has announced that he would veto the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care.

http://tinyurl.com/n9bkbcj


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 10:47 AM (75uvI)




It's no surprise and no one will call him out on it. I'd love to hear the vile cretin explain how murdering a living child would affect a woman's health

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:03 AM (493sH)

173 I still for the life of me do not understand why the police haven't arrested anyone. It's murder, by ANY definition.

IIRC, if a pregnant woman is shot and the baby is injured or killed, the perp is charges with crimes against two people.

The cognitive dissonance of the leftards is almost beyond comprehension. They are truly sick.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:03 AM (LUgeY)

174 Posted by: ooM ooM .rM at September 23, 2015 10:59 AM (2Ojst)
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I know, right? Personally, I'm going to be humming the Deliverance theme when I cast my Trump vote at primary day.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 11:03 AM (TxJGV)

175 Pretty soon we'll all have to give DNA *and* fart samples.

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 23, 2015 11:04 AM (Iyg03)

176 Daddy, why do you support killing little babies and raping little boys?

Posted by: Malaria and Sushi at September 23, 2015 11:04 AM (FsuaD)

177 RIP Yogi Berra.

Posted by: Garrett at September 23, 2015 11:04 AM (MX6uf)

178 Conservative creed:

We hold these truths to be self-evident...

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 11:05 AM (LXJ1e)

179 I still for the life of me do not understand why the police haven't arrested anyone. It's murder, by ANY definition.




It's alright to murder children but hey don't shoot a lion that no one knew about

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:05 AM (493sH)

180 that's what was on the video Carly described during the debate. actual baby murder



That's the argument vegans use. "If you are gonna eat meat, you should kill it yourself, so you can see it."

Ok, "If you are going to have an abortion, have the baby, then kill it. So you can see it."

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:05 AM (hUQVp)

181 When Obama voted twice against the Infant Born Alive act in IL, a nurse testified that babies who survived abortions were put in a closet to die.

And this is the evil bastard who was elected TWICE by the LIVs.

Posted by: Malaria and Sushi at September 23, 2015 11:06 AM (FsuaD)

182 Pretty soon we'll all have to give DNA *and* fart samples.


I gave at the office.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:06 AM (hUQVp)

183 I know, right? Personally, I'm going to be humming the Deliverance theme when I cast my Trump vote at primary day.

They'll let my huntin' dawg in the voting booth with me, right? He's a pretty good judge of character.

He can't read too well, though...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:06 AM (LUgeY)

184 Still Prague. check my nic

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 23, 2015 11:06 AM (wcms7)

185 *removes Moochettes sock*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:07 AM (FsuaD)

186 Hah! Take that you pesky Inuits. The Scots have the most words for snow.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/23/scots-thesaurus-reveals-421-words-for-snow

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 11:07 AM (JtwS4)

187 Well said, Mandy P.

One of the greatest failings of modern "liberalism" is the misplaced belief in the perfectability of fallible humanity. If only the right people are in charge and the right laws are passed, then we can stamp out all the objectable behaviors.

I agree with you that a key difference in conservative philosophy is that it differs from the "liberal" one on this very point.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 23, 2015 11:07 AM (/Ho8c)

188 Sambo.
There are 25-30 members of House Freedom Caucus & they are conservative.
Boehner & McConnell are on same side as GOPe, or DOPE, and Chamber of Commercr sets their agenda.

That's why we'll never see
TFGCare repealed
Common Core
Amnesty &
TPP

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:07 AM (br0yT)

189 181 When Obama voted twice against the Infant Born Alive act in IL, a nurse testified that babies who survived abortions were put in a closet to die.

And this is the evil bastard who was elected TWICE by the LIVs.
Posted by: Malaria and Sushi at September 23, 2015 11:06 AM (FsuaD)

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And this from the guy who voted "Present" on most every vote. He went out of his way to vote against protecting infants.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 11:08 AM (LXJ1e)

190 >>186 Hah! Take that you pesky Inuits. The Scots have the most words for snow.



If the Eskimo had to wear skirts, they'd have that many words for snow, too.

Posted by: Garrett at September 23, 2015 11:08 AM (MX6uf)

191 According to Josh Earnest, the WH don't know nuffin' about little boys being raped in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:09 AM (FsuaD)

192 Conservative Creed....

"You're rights stop where mine start".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 23, 2015 11:09 AM (MHAI0)

193 192

Your....ugh.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 23, 2015 11:09 AM (MHAI0)

194 Did you post Amazon Prime is $67 for a year? I have been buying a lot of things from Amazon this year & think I'll try Prime but it starts September 25.


Thank you.
Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:01 AM (br0yT)

Amazon Prime is frikkin' awesome. The two-day shipping alone is worth it. And when they say two-day, they mean two days. Not business days.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:09 AM (2Ojst)

195 And this from the guy who voted "Present" on most every vote. He went out of his way to vote against protecting infants.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 11:08 AM (LXJ1e)




He is a vile evil individual.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:10 AM (493sH)

196 That's the argument vegans use. "If you are gonna eat meat, you should kill it yourself, so you can see it."

Ok, "If you are going to have an abortion, have the baby, then kill it. So you can see it."
Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:05 AM (hUQVp

About the vegans... that's a pretty dumb argument. Plenty of folks do kill their own food. But vegans gut upset about hunters too, so whatever. I'd love to show one the pictures of the squirrels I killed, field dressed and grilled, just to tweak their nose.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:10 AM (9UV3C)

197
"When you come to the fork in the road, take it!"

-Yogi Berra

Posted by: Doctor Fish at September 23, 2015 11:11 AM (OiFtZ)

198 Mandy, that's a great explanation of conservatism. It encapsulates Hayek's entire book.

I'm stealing it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 11:11 AM (75uvI)

199 There are 25-30 members of House Freedom Caucus & they are conservative.
Boehner & McConnell are on same side as GOPe, or DOPE, and Chamber of Commercr sets their agenda.

That's why we'll never see
TFGCare repealed
Common Core
Amnesty &
TPP
Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:07 AM (br0yT)

Thanks for the stats. My knowledge wasn't that detailed. But the big picture I get: Our guys are not our guys, for the most part and with few exceptions.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:12 AM (9UV3C)

200 Hi Phoenix Girl

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:14 AM (br0yT)

201 198 Mandy, that's a great explanation of conservatism. It encapsulates Hayek's entire book.

I'm stealing it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 11:11 AM (75uvI)



Go right ahead.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at September 23, 2015 11:14 AM (KkVB6)

202 Why does the Pope need all this security? Doesn't his Boss take care of that?

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at September 23, 2015 11:14 AM (uJK1E)

203 About the vegans... that's a pretty dumb argument. Plenty of folks do kill their own food. But vegans gut upset about hunters too, so whatever. I'd love to show one the pictures of the squirrels I killed, field dressed and grilled, just to tweak their nose.

Two words: fried rabbit. (with biscuits and flour gravy for breakfast, Yum.)

That I hunted, killed and cleaned. Learned how to do it as a wee Moron.

There's nothing wrong with it and never has been. You could even go so far as to say it really is God's Will, since He put them here for that purpose.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (LUgeY)

204 Amazon Prime is frikkin' awesome. The two-day shipping alone is worth it. And when they say two-day, they mean two days. Not business days.


They mean two days from the time they decide to ship it. Could be 5 days total from the time the order was placed. And then as long as the USPS doesn't touch it. Fuckers.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (hUQVp)

205 And this from the guy who voted "Present" on most every vote. He went out of his way to vote against protecting infants.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 11:08 AM (LXJ1e)

The litmus test for evil leftists is children:

-Obama said he wouldn't want his daughters "burdened with a baby" ...(hey, slimeball, that'd be YOUR grandchild...)


- they treated Sarah Pallin's children horribly, especially the smallest and least able to defend himself.

- they spewed just as must venom and filth towards the grandchildren of the Romneys.


and they ALWAYS reveal how depraved they are when it comes to children. Always.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (oQQwD)

206 168 Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at September 23, 2015 11:01 AM (KkVB6)
=======================

Mandy for the win!

Posted by: John Locke and Charles de Montesqieu approve this message at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (TxJGV)

207 They mean two days from the time they decide to ship it. Could be 5 days total from the time the order was placed. And then as long as the USPS doesn't touch it. Fuckers.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (hUQVp)

I've never had a problem with Prime. If you order an item with the "Prime" tag next to it, unless it's out of stock, you'll get it in two days, at least in my experience.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:17 AM (2Ojst)

208 It's interesting that none of Obama's imaginary sons are aborted black babies.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:17 AM (FsuaD)

209 R.I.P. Yogi Berra, USN Veteran.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 23, 2015 11:18 AM (KCQo0)

210 Insomniac,Thank you!I'll sign up for Amazon Prime on September 25. That is date website has price reduction.

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:18 AM (br0yT)

211 and they ALWAYS reveal how depraved they are when it comes to children. Always.


Posted by: RondinellaMamma at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (oQQwD)




These are the people that run the gulags and concentration camps. Humans are to be disposed of if they don't fit the left's utopia.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:18 AM (493sH)

212 Two words: fried rabbit. (with biscuits and flour gravy for breakfast, Yum.)

That I hunted, killed and cleaned. Learned how to do it as a wee Moron.

There's nothing wrong with it and never has been. You could even go so far as to say it really is God's Will, since He put them here for that purpose.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:15 AM (LUgeY)

I've only had rabbit once, it was about two weeks ago, and it was slow cooked in a crock pot with tomatillos and onions. The flavor was good, but the meat was dry for lack of fat. I'll have to fry one. Do you deep fry it, or put it in a pan with peanut oil to sautee or what?

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:18 AM (9UV3C)

213 208 It's interesting that none of Obama's imaginary sons are aborted black babies.

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#SomeBlackLivesDontMatter

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 23, 2015 11:18 AM (75uvI)

214 . Do you deep fry it, or put it in a pan with peanut oil to sautee or what?

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:18 AM (9UV3C)

Sautee with some carrots, for that special ironic flavor.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:19 AM (2Ojst)

215 R.I.P. Yogi Berra, USN Veteran.

Insty had a classic quote from him this morning. When his wife asked him where he wanted to be buried, he said, "I don't know. Why don't you surprise me."

RIP Yogi. You were the personification of baseball when I was a kid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:20 AM (LUgeY)

216 If you are not supposed to eat animals, why are they made from meat ?

Posted by: The Jackhole at September 23, 2015 11:20 AM (3mTyP)

217 "because making it illegal to kill a live baby would have a "chilling effect" on a woman's right to have access to health care."

Same F'ing excuse he used when he voted against he IL Born Alive Infant Protection Act 3 times.

He is a monster.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 11:20 AM (GZ6Pf)

218 Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:17 AM (2Ojst)
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Me too. Prime is awesome. Two days has always meant two days, at least to my door. I also love the included streaming videos feature.

My only complaint is that sometimes prices are higher on Prime eligible inventory (stocked by Amazon) when compared to prices from Amazon partners. So it's not always automatic that I choose the Prime option.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 11:20 AM (TxJGV)

219 About the vegans... that's a pretty dumb argument. Plenty of folks do kill their own food. But vegans gut upset about hunters too, so whatever. I'd love to show one the pictures of the squirrels I killed, field dressed and grilled, just to tweak their nose.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:10 AM (9UV3C)





What those idiots don't understand is that humans are a part of nature. We kill for food just like Cecil the lion did. We are more advanced at it but it really comes down to the same thing. It makes yummy in our tummy unlike some tofu crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:20 AM (493sH)

220 My only complaint is that sometimes prices are higher on Prime eligible inventory (stocked by Amazon) when compared to prices from Amazon partners. So it's not always automatic that I choose the Prime option.
Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 11:20 AM (TxJGV)

That is true sometimes, but you also have to account for the shipping charges.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:22 AM (2Ojst)

221 It's interesting that none of Obama's imaginary sons are aborted black babies.

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Well, Trayvon was aborted in the 53rd trimester.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 23, 2015 11:22 AM (WiU5D)

222 Prime gives 2-Day shipping, without fail.

And I live in the middle of nowhere...usually can't get overnight guaranteed to/from my address.

Posted by: Garrett at September 23, 2015 11:22 AM (MX6uf)

223 Sautee with some carrots, for that special ironic flavor.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:19 AM (2Ojst)

Ha. Nice.

The next culinary adventure for the Sambo household is Duck. I've heard wonderful things about cooking with duck fat. I have a 15 lb muscovy that I need to butcher, along with a rooster and a couple old hens.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:22 AM (9UV3C)

224 >>> Heh. I read a (fiction) book about this recently - the prototype was discovered in the Antarctic and initially believed to be alien technology.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 10:06 AM (NOIQH)

What do you mean "initially"???

Posted by: Ancient ALIENS! It's all Aliens all the time! On History Channel at September 23, 2015 11:22 AM (hvf9s)

225 So I shared the "Scots have more words for snow" link with a girl by e-mail.

She said, "to be fair, most of those are profanities".

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 11:24 AM (JtwS4)

226 Do you deep fry it, or put it in a pan with peanut oil to sautee or what?


Chicken fried. Same method, except with different meat. Egg wash, coat in flour w/cracker crumbs with salt and pepper in it, twice. Yeah, I like a lot of coating.

The local grocery stores sell it down here. Not fried, naturally, but still good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:24 AM (LUgeY)

227 Hey...there's a canoe missing!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:24 AM (9mTYi)

228 Carol .... there are quite a few proxies that come "pre-banned" , presumably because they were used in the past by obnoxious posters. Search around until you find one that works. Had to do that myself a few days ago.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 23, 2015 11:25 AM (S0bOl)

229 The river, before the EPA arrived. Good times, good times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:25 AM (9mTYi)

230 It's interesting that none of Obama's imaginary sons are aborted black babies.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:17 AM (FsuaD)




Barry likes to keep the boys alive to molest later

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:25 AM (493sH)

231
Amazon Prime is frikkin' awesome. The two-day shipping alone is worth it.
Posted by: Insomniac




LA just got their Prime Now service with free two hour delivery.

http://tinyurl.com/pfgjjwb

And there's a $20 off $50 coupon for your first purchase thru that, which bring the net cost of Prime membership down to $47 for the first year.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 11:25 AM (kdS6q)

232 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at September 23, 2015 11:27 AM (GwIKd)

233 >>> It's interesting that none of Obama's imaginary sons are aborted black babies.

If he had a son, he'd allow him to vacation with Harry Reid in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 11:27 AM (E5UB0)

234 229 The river, before the EPA arrived. Good times, good times.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:25 AM (9mTYi)

Chief McCarthy, her incompetence spread wide.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:27 AM (2Ojst)

235 From the sidebar-


Criminal robs bank, shoots guard-

"Ha ha ha ha! You'll never catch me coppers!"

*farts*

...

"Alright, I give up."


*raises hands*

Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 11:28 AM (KUa85)

236 I've never had a problem with Prime. If you order
an item with the "Prime" tag next to it, unless it's out of stock,
you'll get it in two days, at least in my experience.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:17 AM (2Ojst)

I use prime shipping a lot and have only had maybe one or two things a year arrive later than 2 business days from when I ordered them. I often have things arrive on Sundays when I order them on Fridays. By the way.. is sunday package delivery profitable for the post office? I can't imagine that it is, but I like it!

Posted by: not the mama at September 23, 2015 11:28 AM (JPYxJ)

237 Huma is kind of in a panic over this. The sidebar article says they can tell definitively from your "germ cloud" where you've been. The voters don't need to know where I've been!

Posted by: Hillary! at September 23, 2015 11:29 AM (TxJGV)

238 If he had a son, he'd allow him to vacation with Harry Reid in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner


Reminds me of that Dave Chappelle skit where he's on the witness stand defending Michael Jackson against accusations of child molestation. The prosecutor then asks, "Would you let your kids stay overnight with him?"

"No way! Ewwww!"

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 23, 2015 11:29 AM (/Ho8c)

239 If you had to come up with a "conservative creed" what would be a few, short, easy lines to explain what a conservative is?

just hand over a copy of The Little red hen...

Posted by: Lea at September 23, 2015 11:29 AM (lIU4e)

240 Bruce Jenner walks. Justice has removed her blindfold in America.

http://tinyurl.com/oq5nepk

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:30 AM (9UV3C)

241 He is a vile evil individual.
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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Ignorance, Progressive philosophy, and power are an especially nasty combination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:30 AM (9mTYi)

242 According to Josh Earnest, the WH don't know nuffin' about little boys being raped in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:09 AM (FsuaD)

I do not understand why this is not as big as Abu Graib. Seriously, especially with the Jared Fogle brouhaha.

(Speaking of, last week's South Park with him and Caitlyn Jenner was brilliant.)

Posted by: LizLem at September 23, 2015 11:30 AM (hvf9s)

243 just hand over a copy of The Little red hen...
Posted by: Lea
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Even an 8 year-old 'gets it'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:31 AM (9mTYi)

244 (Speaking of, last week's South Park with him and Caitlyn Jenner was brilliant.)
Posted by: LizLem at September 23, 2015 11:30 AM (hvf9s)

Are you PC, bro?

Yeah, I'm PC! Texas A&M!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:31 AM (2Ojst)

245 Paintings like this are why French Impressionism is so over-rated.

There are much better examples of the style.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:31 AM (rjtGa)

246 So, what's new?

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:31 AM (hUdMz)

247 So...did Obama bow to the Pope?

He bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia and the leaders of Japan and China. Just curious is leading the world's Catholics rates as high as the Saudi king.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

248 246 So, what's new?
Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:31 AM (hUdMz)

There is nothing new under the sun.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:32 AM (2Ojst)

249 Mike Hammer-Have you tried any free proxies? I signed up for one Tuesday, but wouldn't download iPad app and it expired.

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:33 AM (br0yT)

250 >>> Bruce Jenner walks. Justice has removed her blindfold in America. http://tinyurl.com/oq5nepk
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:30 AM (9UV3C)


Some stunning and brave animals are more equal than others...

*SWAT team arrives to take me away to reeducation camps for incorrect mindthoughts*

Posted by: LizLem at September 23, 2015 11:33 AM (hvf9s)

251 I have lurked here for years, I always get here late and see that many of you feel the same way I do. ? How is Isis any different than PP? Both kill with no thought to the victim. Both believe they have the right to kill those they kill. Both are involved in culture cleansing. Both use the kills to get money or followers. When the videos came out about both, Isis videos shown, nothing happens. PP videos not shown ppl told they are fake and nothing happens. WHERE IS THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN? Sorry rant over

Posted by: Freedom_costs at September 23, 2015 11:33 AM (9L0hB)

252 So the Drudge headline with the Pope says America atone..... For what? If it's abortion, way to go Pope.... Unfortunately so far all I've heard is economic justice....

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:33 AM (hUdMz)

253 >>Are you PC, bro?

That whole concept of the uber-PC frat boys is brilliant. Loved the dad/recruit spouting the PC stuff while hung over. When the South Park guys nail it, they really nail it.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:33 AM (NOIQH)

254 >>So the Drudge headline with the Pope says America atone

Did he tell Cuba to atone as well? Just curious...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:34 AM (NOIQH)

255 That whole concept of the uber-PC frat boys is brilliant. Loved the dad/recruit spouting the PC stuff while hung over. When the South Park guys nail it, they really nail it.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:33 AM (NOIQH)

That was good.

"And is there booze at these meetings?"

"Uh, they did have refreshments, yes. Oh shit...*baarrrfffff*"

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:35 AM (2Ojst)

256
*sidles up to hawt chick in bar*


"Hey baby, are you an angel?

Cuz that noxious nimbus of microbes emitted from your body makes me want to go to heaven with you."


*hawt chick downs cosmopolitan*

"Take me! Take me now, you sweet talker you!"

FIN

Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 11:35 AM (KUa85)

257 Fox just had Bobby Kennedy Jr.on to talk about the Pope, and of course, Climate Change. I couldn't turn the channel fast enough. WTF wants to hear his drug-addled bu!!$h!t about a fake disaster.

I'll give the greenies that humans impact the Earth, but so does every other thing occupying this planet. I say if you're really serious about human's impact on Gaia, prove it by killing yourself. I'm sure there'll be a considerable amount of idiots who'll join you in your endeavor.

Posted by: Derp Williams at September 23, 2015 11:35 AM (2X7pN)

258 Well, I'm off to the dry cleaners, Sam's Club, the UPS Store and grocery store.

Can I pick anything up for the horde?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:35 AM (FsuaD)

259 " the WH don't know nuffin' about little boys being raped in Afghanistan."

Bullshit. Bullshit. BULL SHIT. I've known about this for years and years and years. Why? Because a friend who was in the National Guard stationed over there told us upon his return that "it's all fucked up. They rape kids and get anal warts and shit and then won't fucking listen to us when we say "stop with the buttsex. They just laugh."

So then I did 3 seconds of internet research and discovered, yes this was definitely A Thing.

So you're telling me that some random Guardsman had some super secret intelligence completely unknown to all the higher ups who interact with Obama. Bull. Shit.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (GZ6Pf)

260 **SWAT team arrives to take me away to reeducation camps for incorrect mindthoughts*


Send in the pregnant Mexican and Syrian refuges!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (NOIQH)

261 Good pitching always beats good hitting.
And vice versa.

Posted by: Zombi Yogi at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (cN9Sk)

262 @242 - it's quite simple. Since the election of Obama, Afghanistan ceases to exist.

I would not be surprised to see public schools in certain urban parts of this country using globes and world maps that simply do not name any of the places - particularly in the Mideast, but possibly Ukraine, etc. - where Obama's foreign policy has failed utterly.

That would be assuming that those schools teach geography and political history at all.

Posted by: JEM (or whatevs) at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (o+SC1)

263 Can I pick anything up for the horde?

I'll take a sixpack of Not Your Father's Root Beer if you please.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:37 AM (LUgeY)

264 Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (GZ6Pf)


Son didn't witness any rapes, but he knew about it. Everyone did/does.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:37 AM (FsuaD)

265 So you're telling me that some random Guardsman had
some super secret intelligence completely unknown to all the higher ups
who interact with Obama. Bull. Shit.

Posted by: Lauren


If it wasn't in the newspaper or on ESPN, he probably doesn't know about it.

But I bet he's just as mad as everybody else about it, now.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 23, 2015 11:37 AM (/Ho8c)

266 At least the weather is cool, breezy, and overcast. Feels like Fall!

Later.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:38 AM (FsuaD)

267 Mike Hammer-Have you tried any free proxies? I signed up for one Tuesday, but wouldn't download iPad app and it expired.
Posted by: Carol
--------------------

I use a proxy, but not in the normal sense.
My browser has the option connecting via a proxy, but I do not exercise any control over which proxy it selects. That is fine by me, I don't really care.

From time to time, it will select a proxy that has been banned, and I have to close the browser and restart.

The browser is called 'Epic', and it works fine for me. It is based on Chrome.

I wouldn't be here otherwise, as I was banned in June of 2014, for being a bad, bad, boy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:38 AM (9mTYi)

268 I need a box from UPS. Big enough for a person.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:38 AM (rjtGa)

269 ***Insty had a classic quote from him this morning. When his wife asked him where he wanted to be buried, he said, "I don't know. Why don't you surprise me."***


Bob Hope actually beat him to that line, though his was only "Surprise me."

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 23, 2015 11:38 AM (Wckf4)

270 258 Well, I'm off to the dry cleaners, Sam's Club, the UPS Store and grocery store.

Can I pick anything up for the horde?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:35 AM (FsuaD)

A handle of Cuervo, a 1,000 count bottle of ibuprofen and a case of Gatorade.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:38 AM (2Ojst)

271 258 Yea, a new President.

Posted by: dantesed at September 23, 2015 11:38 AM (88xKn)

272 260 **SWAT team arrives to take me away to reeducation camps for incorrect mindthoughts*


Send in the pregnant Mexican and Syrian refuges!!!!
Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (NOIQH)

Fire the taco launchers!

Now send in Jared!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:39 AM (2Ojst)

273 @256 - come on, sniff her butt. You know you want to.

Posted by: Fido at September 23, 2015 11:39 AM (o+SC1)

274 "well, td, how do you feel about Rubio/Kasich? (I think that's looking a little more likely.)
I'd much prefer Walker myself, but his lousy consultants have pretty much ended his career with The Worst Campaign Evah."


No, Rick Perry ran the worst campaign.


From what I've read, the Walker staff took a few decisions that were risky, but in the pre-Trump atmosphere of late winter, could be defended. They didn't turn out to be the right decisions in retrospect, but a decent case could be made for them at the time.

I think it says a great deal about Scott Walker's character that he decided to pull the plug rather than go into debt for what had become a long-shot chance. Better to fight another day. He's only 47 and can run for WI governor for as long as the voters in that state will have him.

John Kasich is a good man and a very decent governor of Ohio. I happily voted for him twice. I don't see what his appeal nationally might be, however. His Congressional career is very good but is from 20 years ago. Moreover, he has an off-putting, preachy demeanor.

I would see Rubio picking Walker before Kasich, if it came down to it. I had a good chuckle to myself yesterday imagining Rubio doing what Obama did and picking another, longer-serving senator as his running mate. I wondered how all the nativist extremists would shit themselves if that choice was Jeff Sessions.


Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 11:40 AM (ljZD2)

275 Fox just had Bobby Kennedy Jr.on to talk about the Pope, and of course, Climate Change.




Is junior bicycling around the world or is he taking evil airplanes and cars to get from place to place?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:40 AM (493sH)

276 So you're telling me that some random Guardsman had some super secret intelligence completely unknown to all the higher ups who interact with Obama. Bull. Shit.
Posted by: Lauren
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He doesn't know anything about anything until the NYT prints the story. Also, his stance depends on the NYT Editorial Board stance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

277 He doesn't know anything about anything until the NYT prints the story. Also, his stance depends on the NYT Editorial Board stance.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

Bent over grabbing their ankles?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:41 AM (2Ojst)

278 Bob Hope actually beat him to that line, though his was only "Surprise me."

Heh.

My favorite quote about that subject came from George Burns when he was in his 90's. Someone axed him what his doctor thought about his smoking.

He replied, "My doctor? He's dead."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:41 AM (LUgeY)

279 275 Fox just had Bobby Kennedy Jr.on to talk about the Pope, and of course, Climate Change.


I read the pope spoke in the rose garden and whined about globull warming, aka climate change.... Does anyone know if He mentioned abortion or gay marriage?

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:42 AM (hUdMz)

280 @264 - I'd be in favor of applying the Napier Rule.

"You follow your custom, then we follow ours. We put you in a pen with three or four guys who have had nothing to do for the past five years but lift weights and tat themselves."

Posted by: Fido at September 23, 2015 11:42 AM (o+SC1)

281
I need a box from UPS. Big enough for a person.
Posted by: eleven



And some big plastic bags. You know, for -- uh -- wrapping Christmas trees -- and definitely not for anything suspicious.

Oh, and a pallet of drain cleaner.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 11:42 AM (kdS6q)

282 I wondered how all the nativist extremists would shit themselves

Posted by: trumpetdaddy


In this, we bow to your mastery of the art.

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (326rv)

283 Mike Hammer,I installed Epic on my Mac I rarely post from Mac. It hurts my neck shoulder because the laptop is on a table at an uncomfortable angle.
I use iPad 98% of the time. I don't have room for any apps and I've had trouble with this since August. I switched to Comcast WiFi for now.



Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (br0yT)

284 Saw George Burns walking in Buffalo airport when I was a kid. All by himself.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (rjtGa)

285 Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 11:36 AM (GZ6Pf)


That's actually one of the reasons the Taliban became so powerful in Afghanistan pre-911, and

why they were so hated by the chieftans (the big beneficiaries of BF-ing little boys) of the traditional Afghan tribes.


And one big reason why the various leaders in Afghanistan cooperated to get rid of the Taliban.


Wrap your minds around that for a second-

in this case, the Taliban were the good guys.


That whole region is just one big cesspool of insane social sickness-

but hey, let's let a few hundred thousand into our country!

Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (KUa85)

286 Prime gives 2-Day shipping, without fail.

And I live in the middle of nowhere...usually can't get overnight guaranteed to/from my address.


I've ordered on Wednesdays, not shipped until Friday, received on Monday. Numerous times. And I ship to an area code served by 2 hour delivery.

That's a whole different argument. I have NEVER found anything that is eligible for the 2 hour delivery.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (hUQVp)

287 Can I pick anything up for the horde?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 11:35 AM (FsuaD)

5000 D batteries, electrical wire, a hazmat suit and some plutonium.

What, it's for science! Stop being racist!

Posted by: Muslim kid inventor exraordinaire! at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (hvf9s)

288 Saw George Burns walking in Buffalo airport when I was a kid. All by himself.
Posted by: eleven
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I saw Stevie Wonder at the Atlanta airport, but he wasn't by himself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:44 AM (9mTYi)

289 OMG!!!! Look at the picture!! The "nativist extremists" are out of the mainstream!!!

Listen to me now!!!!

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 23, 2015 11:44 AM (326rv)

290 Sorry.

Above post incomplete without this-


The Taliban forbade and got rid of BF-ing little boys.


Posted by: naturalfake at September 23, 2015 11:44 AM (KUa85)

291 Yep. With the taliban, it's little girls only!

Posted by: Chris M at September 23, 2015 11:45 AM (k3w9p)

292
I saw Abe Vigoda at Kennedy Airport one afternoon escorting a gorgeous blond.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at September 23, 2015 11:45 AM (OiFtZ)

293
Left wing USA Today has a piece on Pope Sicola making him out to be Jesus Christ but only better.

The "news" media is referring to the Holy Sea Biscuit as "the most down to earth pope ever." I shit you not.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 11:46 AM (ACqDT)

294 @274 - So is Kasich really as GOPe as his record looks? It looks like he basically ran away from most of the issues Walker tackled head-on in Wisconsin.

Oh, and as far as Walker goes - you play the hand you're dealt. He made a reasonable choice, one that minimizes the adverse impact on his family and finances for the next decade, and you've got to respect that.

Posted by: Fido at September 23, 2015 11:46 AM (o+SC1)

295 I saw Abe Vigoda at Kennedy Airport one afternoon escorting a gorgeous blond.


Posted by: Abe Vigoda at September 23, 2015 11:45 AM (OiFtZ)



Abe is a male escort?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:46 AM (493sH)

296
I've ordered on Wednesdays, not shipped until Friday, received on Monday. Numerous times.
Posted by: rickb223



Double check your orders. If you forgo the 2 day delivery you get a 5% discount or something, and you might be defaulting to that.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 11:47 AM (kdS6q)

297 ***"My favorite quote about that subject came from George Burns when he was in his 90's. Someone axed him what his doctor thought about his smoking."


He replied, "My doctor? He's dead."***


Reminds me of Jeanne Calment who quit smoking at 117 after smoking for over 90 years. Also ate 2 pounds of chocolate every week.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 23, 2015 11:47 AM (Wckf4)

298 I saw Buzz Aldrin in the Huntsville airport. Of course, slow old me didn't recognize him until he was way past. I'da loved to shake his hand.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:47 AM (LUgeY)

299 The "news" media is referring to the Holy Sea Biscuit as "the most down to earth pope ever." I shit you not.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 11:46 AM (ACqDT)


John XXIII could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (zF6Iw)

300 I guess America owe the Papacy an apology for booting the Nazis out of central Italy? What was Argentina doing at the time - oh yeah, playing host to the criminals

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (cN0Nl)

301 I was alone in a convenience store bathroom with John Goodman. I have heard the man fart. True story.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (9UV3C)

302 This is a terrible painting.
No dog turds on the path.

Posted by: Roland THTG at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (QM5S2)

303 Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 11:40 AM (ljZD2)

Walker was a bit classless with his dig at Trump. Just say you weren't going to win and move on. And his campaign's decisions weren't hampered by Trump. It was his waffling around on immigration and pandering on corn subsidies that hurt him.

Rubio is not going to win. But if he does, I will not vote for him. No, MORE H1B's, is getting my vote.

Kasich only won big the second time as governor because the Democrats in Ohio ran a pathetic candidate.

Yeah, I'll eat my socks if Sessions was the VP choice.

Posted by: WOPR at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (gQmg/)

304 301 I was alone in a convenience store bathroom with John Goodman. I have heard the man fart. True story.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (9UV3C)

Dear Penthouse Ghey Forum...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:49 AM (2Ojst)

305
Saw George Burns walking in Buffalo airport when I was a kid. All by himself.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:43 AM (rjtGa)
______________________

Shuffle off to Buffalo?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 23, 2015 11:49 AM (HSmrB)

306 Double check your orders. If you forgo the 2 day delivery you get a 5% discount or something, and you might be defaulting to that.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 11:47 AM (kdS6q)

You get $1 off Prime music or something like that.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:49 AM (9UV3C)

307 >>
The Taliban forbade and got rid of BF-ing little boys.



Don't believe the hype.

The Taliban encouraged Kid fucking.

Posted by: Afghani Goat at September 23, 2015 11:49 AM (MX6uf)

308 Hollywood farts are Foley-ed.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:49 AM (rjtGa)

309 @299 - most preceding Popes are quite down to Earth at this point, at least in their temporal being.

A couple are probably roasting in Hell, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Posted by: JEM (or whatevs) at September 23, 2015 11:50 AM (o+SC1)

310 Dear Penthouse Ghey Forum...
Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:49 AM (2Ojst)

Ha ha.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:50 AM (9UV3C)

311 LOL John XXIII. In Gibbon's words "the more scandalous charges were suppressed; the vicar of Christ was accused only of piracy, rape, sodomy, murder and incest"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 11:50 AM (ZhT0b)

312 @307 - we appreciate their forbearance.

Posted by: The Chicken at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (o+SC1)

313 "Can I pick anything up for the horde?"

See if they have a can of Fart Suppressant. For a friend of mine.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (dOD0J)

314 Oh, and as far as Walker goes - you play the hand you're dealt. He made a reasonable choice, one that minimizes the adverse impact on his family and finances for the next decade, and you've got to respect that.
Posted by: Fido at September 23, 2015 11:46 AM (o+SC1)

I'm theorizing that Walker is really a scrupulous fiduciary steward with a deep Midwestern morality about finances more than a combative personality and that this motivated his actions in Wisconsin more than just "fighting the Left." Thus his financially responsible decision to pull out now, and his relative lack of combativeness in his campaign.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (s/yC1)

315
Im serious. IbelieveBenedict islocked away in a tiny room in the Vatican.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (ACqDT)

316 A few months ago I saw George Lucas on Michigan Ave. I didn't realize he was that short. He looked like he was a bit bow legged and his wife was holding him up. I didn't dawn on me who it was until well after we passed each other on the street. My first impression was if that woman let go of that guy he looks like he'll fall flat on his face.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (493sH)

317 311 -- wow.....bad pope man.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (rjtGa)

318 Yeah, I'll eat my socks if Sessions was the VP choice.

That'd be so sweet.

I'd also settle for Trump's Hair/Cruz.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (LUgeY)

319 >>304 301 I was alone in a convenience store bathroom with John Goodman. I have heard the man fart. True story.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (9UV3C)



I used to be the night janitor at a Tennis Club in Westchester, NY.
I have seen Art Garfunkel naked. Fresh out of the shower.

Posted by: Garrett at September 23, 2015 11:52 AM (MX6uf)

320 254
>>So the Drudge headline with the Pope says America atone



Did he tell Cuba to atone as well? Just curious...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 11:34 AM (NOIQH)


And I posted a link this morning where a US preist asked him why he never castigated the evils done in the name of communism the way he castigates capitalism.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 23, 2015 11:52 AM (t2KH5)

321 Double check your orders. If you forgo the 2 day delivery you get a 5% discount or something, and you might be defaulting to that.


I always make sure it's 2 Day Prime. Always. Otherwise, why pay for Prime?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:53 AM (hUQVp)

322 307 >>
The Taliban forbade and got rid of BF-ing little boys.



Don't believe the hype.

The Taliban encouraged Kid fucking.


My understanding was that Mullah Omar, the anti-music psycho who led the Taliban, got his start by killing two Warlords who were fighting over a boy to rape.

I think a good chunk of the Afghan populace may not like boy rape and they liked that.

In any case, we should not be allied with boy rapists. We should be killing them.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 11:53 AM (Rnlee)

323
And I posted a link this morning where a US preist asked him why he never castigated the evils done in the name of communism the way he castigates capitalism.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party

For the same reason a dog sniffs everyone else's ass.

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 23, 2015 11:53 AM (326rv)

324 @330 - America Atone?

Is that a new Simon Cowell competition show?

Posted by: JEM at September 23, 2015 11:54 AM (o+SC1)

325 I met Janis Joplin in a hippie antique store... Of course this really dates Me! She was a lot smaller in person.... She was Friends with the owner so We talked for a bit... Kind of quiet and sweet....

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:54 AM (hUdMz)

326 In any case, we should not be allied with boy rapists. We should be killing them.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 11:53 AM (Rnlee)


Please don't bring up Gerry Studds, oh please don't bring up Gerry Studds..

Posted by: The Democrat Party at September 23, 2015 11:54 AM (2Ojst)

327
re: The Amazon Prime discount

Technically, this special discount is only valid for new members, but if you are already signed up you can still buy a gift subscription and email it to yourself. Then you have to cancel auto-renew on your existing Prime membership and wait for it to expire, so you can then use the $67 gift code for another year of Amazon Prime

:ninja:

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 11:55 AM (kdS6q)

328
Bruce Jenner walks. Justice has removed her blindfold in America.

http://tinyurl.com/oq5nepk

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:30 AM (9UV3C)









Now that the manslaughter charge is behind him, 50/50 he'll retire the dress by the end of the year.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 11:55 AM (1QsMy)

329 "Can I pick anything up for the horde?"

See if they have a can of Fart Suppressant. For a friend of mine.


#TooLate

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 11:56 AM (hUQVp)

330 Fart suppression? That'll kill you.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (rjtGa)

331 Kind of quiet and sweet....
Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:54 AM (hUdMz)

That's really great.

Outside of the bathroom, I introduced myself to John Goodman, who I have always liked. He was a total jerk. But it's still the closest I have been to fame.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (9UV3C)

332 "So is Kasich really as GOPe as his record looks? It looks like he
basically ran away from most of the issues Walker tackled head-on in
Wisconsin.
Oh, and as far as Walker goes - you play the hand you're dealt. He
made a reasonable choice, one that minimizes the adverse impact on his
family and finances for the next decade, and you've got to respect that."


Kasich is a mainstream, mid-western, conservative Republican. The type of guy who wins landslide elections in places that are as relatively evenly-split as Ohio. He isn't a fire-breather for anything other than competence in government and lower taxes.

He made a tactical error in not exempting fire service and police from his anti-gov't union push in Ohio, as Walker had done in WI. Ordinary voters are cool with sticking it to teachers, especially when their representation on TV come across as semi-literate ungrateful time-servers. But, the same contempt is not extended to public safety workers, despite BLM and Rand Paul's best efforts.



Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (ljZD2)

333 Now that the manslaughter charge is behind him, 50/50 he'll retire the dress by the end of the year.

I doubt it. He arguably caused the accident because he was pickled on hormones. I recall even trans people on twitter saying you shouldn't drive when you first take them.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (Rnlee)

334 Fart suppression? That'll kill you.

Yeah, that's what My husband always says so I won't kill Him...

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (hUdMz)

335 Now that the manslaughter charge is behind him, 50/50 he'll retire the dress by the end of the year.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 11:55 AM (1QsMy)

That'll be interesting to see...

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (9UV3C)

336 I Blow My Daddy is a great American!

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at September 23, 2015 11:58 AM (u5gzz)

337 John XXIII could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 11:48 AM (zF6Iw)




Too bad he didn't stay that way and not get Vatican II started

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:58 AM (493sH)

338 330 Fart suppression? That'll kill you.
Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (rjtGa)

Fart suppressors are great, but getting your ass threaded in 1/2 by 28 is a real bitch.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 11:58 AM (2Ojst)

339 ***"I wondered how all the nativist extremists would shit themselves"***



Amazing how just about everyone can clean up their act when asked, except for a couple of perennial children.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 23, 2015 12:00 PM (Wckf4)

340 Sambo,It's pathetic that DOPe make all promises prior to election, but don't do anything to stop TFG once elected.
They have to wake up and stop saying we need Republican president because they have House and Senate majorities. If they keep aiding The JEF the likelihood of a R president may not happen.



Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 12:01 PM (br0yT)

341 **"I wondered how all the nativist extremists would shit themselves"***



Amazing how just about everyone can clean up their act when asked, except for a couple of perennial children.
Posted by: Burn the Witch

The fart thread brings out the best in me; it's what I do...

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 23, 2015 12:02 PM (326rv)

342 Fart suppressors are great, but getting your ass threaded in 1/2 by 28 is a real bitch.


That's because they have to ream out the old threads first.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 12:02 PM (hUQVp)

343 Now that the manslaughter charge is behind him, 50/50 he'll retire the dress by the end of the year.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 11:55 AM (1QsMy)
____________________

Hmmmm,,, ya' know, I've got this little e-mail problem,, do ya' think that might work for me only in reverse?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 23, 2015 12:02 PM (HSmrB)

344 Here is a link to a place that sells fart suppression items. Because giver.

http://www.myshreddies.com/

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 12:02 PM (LUgeY)

345 If they keep aiding The JEF the likelihood of a R president may not happen.



Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 12:01 PM (br0yT)

Yes. Absolutely. If I had any confidence at all in our elected congress and senate to be conservative, I might (shudder) pull the lever for Jeb. But I have none. And so that will never happen.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:03 PM (9UV3C)

346
LOL John XXIII. In Gibbon's words "the more scandalous charges were suppressed; the vicar of Christ was accused only of piracy, rape, sodomy, murder and incest"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 23, 2015 11:50 AM (ZhT0b)








Richard Condon wrote a hilarious novel about antipope John XXIII called A Trembling Upon Rome. I always pictured Jack Nicholson playing the part when he was in his prime.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 23, 2015 12:03 PM (1QsMy)

347 Kasich is a mainstream, mid-western, conservative Republican.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (ljZD2)
--------------------------------------------

Who illegally committed the State on his own initiative to expanded Medicaid after the legislature voted "No Fucking Way", and then bitterly described opponents of his executive act as immoral heartless Republican extremists.

He's a small-minded angry RINO. Happily, as Veep, he will have less influence on the party than he does now. So maybe a promotion is in order.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 12:04 PM (TxJGV)

348 Hmmmm,,, ya' know, I've got this little e-mail problem,, do ya' think that might work for me only in reverse?


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 23, 2015 12:02 PM (HSmrB)




I wouldn't say those Chairman Mao outfits you wear are exactly feminine.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:04 PM (493sH)

349 IT'S ON MOFOS.



Trump just said he's not doing any Fox shows for forseeable future. I still like Greta and Hannity, but really the entire rest of those fuckers have been ripping him endlessly for weeks now. Fox N Friends have been ok.


Fuck Fox, what a propaganda outlet for the GOPe.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 23, 2015 12:05 PM (q5APL)

350 @332 - I will note that in California it's the public-safety-worker unions that are some of the most egregious abusers of the public purse and the most problematic when it comes to pensions and the like.

Not that we have any politicians at this point who are willing to take on that battle. Arnold took a swing at it when elected, but his approach was to take on everyone at once and so they all made common cause and slapped him down.

He then gave up and went native.

Posted by: JEM at September 23, 2015 12:05 PM (o+SC1)

351 Jenner wasn't convicted in accident he caused?WTH?

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 12:05 PM (br0yT)

352 Think I read that NYT has resurrected the Catholic priests diddling young men story for the Pope's visit.

And how much are they covering the current, ONGOING rape of boys that our military has been instructed to ignore?

This gets so old.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:05 PM (NOIQH)

353 He looked like he was a bit bow legged and his wife was holding him up. I didn't dawn on me who it was until well after we passed each other on the street. My first impression was if that woman let go of that guy he looks like he'll fall flat on his face.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 11:51 AM (493sH)

He doesn't have people for that? Tsk tsk.

Posted by: Hillary! shooing away her minions at September 23, 2015 12:05 PM (hvf9s)

354 Perhaps a bit of humor is in order

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/alex-solis-icons-unmasked-9.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 12:06 PM (24ia6)

355 Kasich is a mainstream, mid-western, conservative Republican.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy

And in other news, i am the Empress of Mars

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 23, 2015 12:06 PM (326rv)

356 The Dope and the Pope.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 23, 2015 12:07 PM (KCQo0)

357
prescient, how did Donald do on Colbert?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 12:07 PM (ACqDT)

358 Fox, like every other network, is out to pick off Trump. That's pretty obvious from the way they've been behaving, such as Meghan tweeting before the debate that one candidate will be gone!!, and the questions inviting every other candidate to pile on.

It makes me so mad that the MSM continues to believe it's their job, their right to decide who is in the race. F$#@ all of them.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:08 PM (NOIQH)

359 Jenner wasn't convicted in accident he caused?WTH?


Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 12:05 PM (br0yT)



White male to female privilege

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:08 PM (493sH)

360 F$#@ all of them.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:08 PM (NOIQH)

That's about it.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 23, 2015 12:09 PM (s/yC1)

361 Jenner wasn't convicted in accident he caused?WTH?
Posted by: Carol

They're declining to even prosecute. he's a celebrity, AND a gender flavor-of-the-month.

And he caused an accident that killed a woman. Ain't life grand?

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 23, 2015 12:09 PM (326rv)

362 Soothsayer:


Fantastic. he was a bit subdued but given the forum - Colbert as about unfriendly a place to be as the DNC convention.


But overall it went really well. Colbert looked kind of petty and snarky. He's not a good interview at all. Compare that to Kimmel, who was having the time of his life.



The hate for the GOP oozes out of Colbert's very being.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 23, 2015 12:09 PM (q5APL)

363 Outside of the bathroom, I introduced myself to John Goodman, who I have always liked. He was a total jerk. But it's still the closest I have been to fame.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 11:57 AM (9UV3C)


I once waited outside the stage door to meet Bernadette Peters after a performance of the musical The Goodbye Girl. But when she did come out, I was so astonished by how beautiful she was in person, my jaw just dropped to the ground and she walked on by.

Obligatory Peters pic:

http://goo.gl/74MBQX


I have met David Garrison (Al Bundy's neighbor Steve Rhodes) a few times, always in connection with performances of the musical Titanic. A very nice, friendly fellow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 12:09 PM (zF6Iw)

364 The hate for the GOP oozes out of Colbert's very being.
Posted by: prescient11 at September 23, 2015 12:09 PM (q5APL)

A lot of hate and rage in that guy, I think.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 23, 2015 12:10 PM (s/yC1)

365 Funny how the Libs and the MSM have all gotten "Religion" all of a sudden with this pope...

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 12:10 PM (hUdMz)

366 Obligatory Peters pic:


I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 12:12 PM (LUgeY)

367
I dont see how Colbert lasts -- Fallon and Kimmel are way better.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 12:12 PM (ACqDT)

368 Funny how the Libs and the MSM have all gotten "Religion" all of a sudden with this pope...
Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 12:10 PM (hUdMz)

Sickening and sickeningly transparent. They're children. Everything is the moment, all immediate gratification. "Now we love him, now we hate him." It was like when Hitchens came out against Islam and Nation magazine suddenly hated him.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 23, 2015 12:13 PM (s/yC1)

369 @359 - they didn't want to spend the next five years figuring out what jail to put him in.

If you're in the prison or prison-construction business, or a prison guards' union official, think of the market.

Start lobbying your state and Federal officials now for those chicks-with-dicks and guys-with-gashes prisons, may as well get a head start before the courts mandate it...

Posted by: JEM at September 23, 2015 12:13 PM (o+SC1)

370 "The hate for the GOP oozes out of Colbert's very being."

And here I thought I had nothing at all in common with that douchebag.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 12:14 PM (u5gzz)

371 Kevin Bacon lived in my building in NYC, years ago, and is (or was) a great guy. Dustin Hoffman lived in my neighborhood for awhile and he was gracious as all get out. Short though, really short.

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 12:14 PM (TxJGV)

372 who was the genius here that told me Hillarys drive and email were rewrote and scrubbed and etc etc etc and "so there there but not there"

Carnivore TM can retrieve scrubbed stuff..

Posted by: Happy Salami at September 23, 2015 12:14 PM (S1WrL)

373
The person who caused that collosion, Bruce Jenner, no longer exists. How can they prosecute a completely different person for what Bruce Jenner did?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 12:14 PM (ACqDT)

374 If we shut down the government over selling baby parts, the Dems are going to make sure that cities get burned:

Government Shut Down Could End Food Stamps In October
http://tinyurl.com/nzr3z4c

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 23, 2015 12:15 PM (T1Jm0)

375 My mother-in-law once lived next to Stephen Colbert. I told her "Wow, he totally sucks, doesn't he?"

Posted by: Chris M at September 23, 2015 12:15 PM (k3w9p)

376 I meant Fallon, not Kimmel.



Fallon was frigging hysterical.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 23, 2015 12:17 PM (q5APL)

377 If we shut down the government over selling baby parts, the Dems are going to make sure that cities get burned:

Government Shut Down Could End Food Stamps In October
http://tinyurl.com/nzr3z4c


I almost wish it would happen. I'd prefer a straight-up fight to this lingering bullshit decline.

Get it over with, I say.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 23, 2015 12:17 PM (9krrF)

378 Why doesn't TX slide off into the Gulf of Mexico?

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:17 PM (9UV3C)

379 It's because Oklahoma sucks.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:18 PM (9UV3C)

380 378 Why doesn't TX slide off into the Gulf of Mexico?
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:17 PM (9UV3C)

I was wondering the very same thing!

Posted by: Hank Johnson at September 23, 2015 12:18 PM (2Ojst)

381 Progressives only like religion when they can no-opt and take it hostage to push their own agenda.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 12:18 PM (24ia6)

382 Government Shut Down Could End Food Stamps In October

i could note that, by now, we should be able to determine what will, and what will not, remain funded.

Or we could note that the government itself doesn't know how many governmental departments and agencies exist.


Either way, we're kinda fucked.

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 23, 2015 12:19 PM (326rv)

383 381 Progressives only like religion when they can no-opt and take it hostage to push their own agenda.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 12:18 PM (24ia6)

God damn America! It's in the Bible!

Posted by: Jeremiah Wright at September 23, 2015 12:19 PM (2Ojst)

384 It's because Oklahoma sucks.
Posted by: Sambo

It's still better than Delaware, where no noose is NOT good noose.

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 23, 2015 12:20 PM (326rv)

385 One would get mugged before reaching the bend, if they walked down that lane today. Dirty racist, capitalist, Christians are to blame for our woes, down along the river and everywhere else, and not the unassimilated ethnic hoards that Obama and his Pope-buddy support with our funding. We should sink all those boats before the filth uses them to cross the river to our home.

Posted by: goon at September 23, 2015 12:20 PM (gy5kE)

386 I almost wish it would happen. I'd prefer a straight-up fight to this lingering bullshit decline.

Get it over with, I say.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 23, 2015 12:17 PM (9krrF)

yes. Absolutely.

Rush Limbaugh always says that it doesn't matter what the press says about him because the press didn't make him. They were not responsible for his success, so they don't have the power to take it away.

If the reason some Republicans are afraid to take a stand is that they are afraid of the bad press, they should take a page from Limbaugh's playbook.

But I think the real reason is that they really don't hold conservative ideals themselves. They are largely on the other team.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:20 PM (9UV3C)

387 If I were the pope, I'd start my first speech in America like this:
"I come to you in the spirit of peace. And a funny hat."

Just to break the ice.

Posted by: Mike at September 23, 2015 12:21 PM (ISxUB)

388 Fernandez, over at PJMedia quotes Bush the W :
We've witnessed, in little over a generation, the swiftest advance of freedom in the 2,500 year story of democracy.

To which I append, and we have just witnessed the swiftest collapse of freedom in history over the last seven years.

I'm too depressed to even finish the article.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 12:21 PM (jHhYZ)

389 ***"Progressives only like religion when they can no-opt and take it hostage to push their own agenda."***



Gramscians gonna gramsci

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 23, 2015 12:22 PM (Wckf4)

390 "I will note that in California it's the public-safety-worker unions that
are some of the most egregious abusers of the public purse and the most
problematic when it comes to pensions and the like."

Not just California. It's like this everywhere. But, Walker learned from that debacle in CA and Kasich didn't.

That's among the reasons why I supported Walker over my own governor. Walker at least understood how much you could push things without killing the entire project. Kasich didn't and his union reforms got killed, just like Arnold's.

Kasich's Medicaid expansion was also a mistake. Honestly, I think he is betting that the Rs win next year and the whole Obamacare structure is changed, thus allowing Ohio to ride the federal teat on Medicaid funding for a couple of years for free.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 12:23 PM (ljZD2)

391 The person who caused that collosion, Bruce Jenner, no longer exists. How can they prosecute a completely different person for what Bruce Jenner did?
Posted by: Soothsayer
------------------

Good point.
That logic was actually used by a court to dismiss the lawsuit that Richard Jewell brought against The Atlanta Constitution.

After the stress of false, unfounded accusations by the paper, Jewell died before the case went to court. The court decided that dead men can't sue, and the estate had no standing.

The Atlanta Constitution, Winning!, because ultra 'liberal'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 12:24 PM (9mTYi)

392
Bush is so dumb..

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 12:24 PM (ACqDT)

393 If I were the pope, I'd start my first speech in America like this:
"I come to you in the spirit of peace. And a funny hat."

Just to break the ice.


"I just flew here from Havana and boy are my arms tired."

One of his cardinals should be on drums to hit the rimshot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 12:24 PM (LUgeY)

394 Bruce Jenner walks.

Posted by: Sambo

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

Stilettos or flats?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 12:25 PM (8Qx8I)

395 I call "whoo-whoo" on you, Carol!

Posted by: PC Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:26 PM (5npD/)

396 Kasich's Medicaid expansion was also a mistake. Honestly, I think he is betting that the Rs win next year and the whole Obamacare structure is changed, thus allowing Ohio to ride the federal teat on Medicaid funding for a couple of years for free.
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Gov. McCrory (NC) refused to expand medicaid. Much screaming from the usual suspects, but, $400 million surplus this year, with reduced taxes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 12:26 PM (9mTYi)

397 And don't forget, if you have a couple bucks left Golden Isis is available on Kindle. Or look in my nic for GoFundMe link to the sequel.


Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 12:27 PM (24ia6)

398 Bruce Jenner can't really claim to have changed identities since the accident since he has stated that he felt like a woman for decades. Women drivers no survivors.

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at September 23, 2015 12:27 PM (T1Jm0)

399 Kasich's Medicaid expansion was also a mistake. Honestly, I think he is betting that the Rs win next year and the whole Obamacare structure is changed, thus allowing Ohio to ride the federal teat on Medicaid funding for a couple of years for free.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy

Taking the wrong exit is a mistake. Overriding the legislature controlled by your own party to jump into a POS system that has been sucking up money with terrible results and has every chance of saddling the state with debt was a monstrous move that benefitted no one except the dear leader, and perhaps make Kaisch less reviled by the MFM.

And the "federal teat' isn't free you worthless blathering clown. The Federal teat is funded by money from the states, what it can borrow, and what it can print.

Gee; this makes you a "spending extremist".

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 23, 2015 12:27 PM (326rv)

400 Bush is so dumb..Posted by: Soothsayer
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Bush/Jeantel 2016

For an electorate who deserves to get it good and hard.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 12:29 PM (8Qx8I)

401 "Kasich is a mainstream, mid-western, conservative Republican."

Kasquish is an imbecile.

At the last debate, Kasquish was going on about how Obama's Iran deal isn't all that bad because, gosh, if they cheat, we can just put the sanctions right back on.

Eliding three incredibly obvious and very dangerous points:

(a) Without accurate baselining and rigorous inspections, it's impossible to know whether or not Tehran *is* cheating,

(b) It's impossible to put the sanctions back on without the active cooperation of Russia and China, neither of whom would be inclined to provide such cooperation,

(c) The Iranians get a staggering $150B in frozen funds, and if they cheat and the USA objects, there's no way to force them to give the money back. It goes straight to their nuke programs, Hamas, and Hezbollah.

The fundamental problem with Kasquish is that he is stupid. Bone stupid. Intellectually lazy and factually underinformed. Incapable of thinking things through to conclusions.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 12:29 PM (noWW6)

402 One thing about strumpetdoody, he always gets the best weed!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 23, 2015 12:29 PM (7MWCL)

403 If we shut down the government over selling baby parts, the Dems are going to make sure that cities get burned:
Government Shut Down Could End Food Stamps In October
http://tinyurl.com/nzr3z4c
I almost wish it would happen. I'd prefer a straight-up fight to this lingering bullshit decline.
Get it over with, I say.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 23, 2015 12:17 PM (9krrF)
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Noticed that this morning on the news. They didn't bother with parks, etc. -- they went right to mob violence and starvation.

Heh.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 23, 2015 12:29 PM (MIKMs)

404 And the "federal teat' isn't free you worthless blathering clown. The Federal teat is funded by money from the states, what it can borrow, and what it can print.
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This can not be repeated too often. Of course the FSA does not care, because, the do not pay taxes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 12:30 PM (9mTYi)

405 Bush is so dumb..
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 12:24 PM (ACqDT)

Really. How could any conscious human being live for eight years under the abuse from the Left he did and not respond. It's not Christian virtue, it's fu*king stupidity.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 23, 2015 12:30 PM (s/yC1)

406 404 '...they do not pay taxes..'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 12:30 PM (9mTYi)

407 To give it to the Electro'tards really hard, Geraldo/Ta Nishi Coates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 12:31 PM (24ia6)

408 So where's the popes lecture about abortion?

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 12:33 PM (hUdMz)

409 Scientists! A unique germ cloud will render me more acceptable to the humans. Proceed at once!

Posted by: Hillbot 5.0 at September 23, 2015 12:34 PM (3U4+k)

410 "I will note that in California it's the public-safety-worker unions that

are some of the most egregious abusers of the public purse and the most

problematic when it comes to pensions and the like."

As a resident of Commiefornia, I'm just going to say two words here:

Milk inspectors.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 12:35 PM (noWW6)

411 torque, speaking of the Iran deal, after Trump last night, Colbert had on Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, to plug the Iran deal. Even my Sanders-loving friend's jaw dropped at what an obviously naive fool he was. As I remarked, "We are in the best of hands." He had to agree.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 23, 2015 12:36 PM (5f5bM)

412 It's not Christian virtue, it's fu*king stupidity.

There's a difference between forgiveness and an unwillingness to combat bullshit. I can't speak for anyone else, but this Christian considers his first loyalty to God and then the Truth. If you don't recognize one, you sure can't recognize the other.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 12:36 PM (LUgeY)

413 I'm a milk inspector, too.

Posted by: "Bra Inspector" Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:36 PM (5npD/)

414 I fail to understand why I am being jumped on for saying that Kasich made a mistake accepting Medicaid support. Hello, I'm not in favor of what he did. That's why I called it a mistake.

At least three of you have knee-jerked a negative response to me based on a comment I made that AGREES with you.

I've also said that I don't see what his appeal nationally could be. That's not a supporting statement for his candidacy. I don't support his candidacy.

But, I'm also not going to gratuitously slam him for no reason. He's a decent governor of my state. He's made some bad calls and a lot of good ones. He's just a regular, above-average politician.






Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 12:36 PM (ljZD2)

415 I fail to understand why I am being jumped on for saying that Kasich made a mistake accepting Medicaid support. Hello, I'm not in favor of what he did. That's why I called it a mistake.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy


1. It wasn't a mistake.
2. he made a decision that can't be defended fiscally.
3. He's either too stupid to realize this, or he's too craven to act responsibly.
4. The "federal teat" crack cements the fact that you're a clown

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 23, 2015 12:39 PM (326rv)

416 >>Colbert had on Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, to plug the Iran deal.

On a late-night talk show previously hosted by David Letterman????

That's far, far from the usual celebrity guest list, eh? I bet the WH called up Colbert and arranged this.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:40 PM (NOIQH)

417 - I will note that in California it's the public-safety-worker unions that are some of the most egregious abusers of the public purse and the most problematic when it comes to pensions and the like.





I love how teachers unions are always screaming for more money for "the children" yet there are always investigations going on as to where millions of dollars the schools have are disappearing to. Those investigation never go anywhere but the money is going to the ridiculous salaries of teachers, admins and to support equally ridiculous crap they waste the money on and none of it reaches "the children"

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:40 PM (493sH)

418 ahhh, my ears!

Rush is playing clips of Obama pontificating (heh) on Christian virtues.

Posted by: Emmie at September 23, 2015 12:41 PM (jw6YP)

419 "Global Warming? I thought you meant Global Mormons! Never mind, then.

Posted by: Jokes the pope could use to break the ice. at September 23, 2015 12:41 PM (ISxUB)

420 >>It's impossible to put the sanctions back on without the active cooperation of Russia and China, neither of whom would be inclined to provide such cooperation

Which is why Obama went to the UN first. Obama has been trying to change the balance of power in the middle east since he was first elected. He has succeeded.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 12:41 PM (OGm46)

421 So where's the popes lecture about abortion?

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 12:33 PM (hUdMz)


Silly girl, don't you know? Abortion talk gives people the sadz, and Frankie is all about sunshine and lollipops.

The world cries out for another Innocent III, and we get this slap-happy gladhander.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 12:41 PM (zF6Iw)

422 Absolutely lovely painting, Rd; I didn't know that artist; Thanks so much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2015 12:42 PM (1+XCd)

423 Hasn't this Pope been talking about forgiveness for abortionists?

Or is it simply our stupid and lazy news media misreporting it?

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:42 PM (5npD/)

424 ***"I fail to understand why I am being jumped on for saying that Kasich made a mistake accepting Medicaid support."***


The deer-in-the-headlights act is always cute.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 23, 2015 12:42 PM (Wckf4)

425 >>Rush is playing clips of Obama pontificating (heh) on Christian virtues.


Lemme guess..."brother's keeper"..."do unto others"....what else has he ever remembered from the bible?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:43 PM (NOIQH)

426 I love how teachers unions are always screaming for more money for "the children" yet there are always investigations going on as to where millions of dollars the schools have are disappearing to. Those investigation never go anywhere but the money is going to the ridiculous salaries of teachers, admins and to support equally ridiculous crap they waste the money on and none of it reaches "the children"
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:40 PM (493sH)

I love how teacher's unions are always proclaiming how it's never about the money, and always about the children, but the only two things they ever ask for are 1. more money and 2. less children.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:44 PM (9UV3C)

427 If you damned sanctimonious Americans hadn't intervened, we would have a nice fascist state now, or possibly a real communist state, rather than the half-baked commie/socialist state that we have to live with now.

Posted by: Il Pope at September 23, 2015 12:44 PM (9mTYi)

428 Kasich is a pinch-faced scold.

Pick a little, peck a little --

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 23, 2015 12:45 PM (MIKMs)

429 @417 - California is 30th or whatever in per-pupil spending overall, but #1 in teacher salaries by some margin.

I'm not saying that what teachers get is unreasonable, but you've got to have some consistency between income and outgo.

Further, California's probably the worst off in terms of its schools being stuffed with 'English learners', who are more expensive to teach than typical middle-class English-speakers (those middle-class English-speakers around here being at least 50% Asian and Indian/Near-Eastern, you can fill in the blank as to who the 'English learners' are.)

Posted by: JEM at September 23, 2015 12:45 PM (o+SC1)

430 "Mistake" is a very soft, passive voice word. And one that doesn't apply.

A mistake is throwing an aluminum can into the regular trash.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:45 PM (5npD/)

431 "The deer-in-the-headlights act is always cute."

Almost got me banned in a previous life. People thought I was trolling but I really didn't understand the reaction.

I just ignore everything now. It's all pointless anyway.

Everybody is a troll to somebody.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 12:46 PM (jHhYZ)

432 Strumpet doody....ewwwww....

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 12:47 PM (u5gzz)

433 So all of the lefty anchors are getting all moist and hot over the Pope. I expect them to break out their crucifixion sex toys on air.



Is this new Pope giving a speech allowing abortion and organ harvesting for profit now?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 23, 2015 12:47 PM (AC0lD)

434
Everybody is a troll to somebody.
Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski

Not me; I have standards.

Posted by: The bridge at September 23, 2015 12:47 PM (326rv)

435 FenelonSpoke, how did your meeting go? I've been praying for your congregation.

Posted by: Emmie at September 23, 2015 12:47 PM (jw6YP)

436 What pisses me off about teachers is they think they're the only ones who teach.

Anyone with any experience in their professional field is always teaching someone something.

We're all teachers, and most of us don't get to ride our syllabus for 35 years while doing it.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:47 PM (5npD/)

437
Is this new Pope giving a speech allowing abortion and organ harvesting for profit now?
Posted by: Stateless Infidel

Ya'd think that he could get a twofer out of Prenatal Parts, if only to bash capitalism. But nooooooooo

Posted by: Papist Bograt at September 23, 2015 12:49 PM (326rv)

438 I love how teacher's unions are always proclaiming how it's never about the money, and always about the children, but the only two things they ever ask for are 1. more money and 2. less children.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:44 PM (9UV3C)




A buddy of mine works IT for a school district. He said the money the teachers and administrators make and spend on themselves is disgusting. And they are always complaining that they have no money for "the children". Poke a hole in their pockets and the money for the children will flow

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:49 PM (493sH)

439 All I wanted was a can of Air Freshener.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 23, 2015 12:50 PM (dOD0J)

440 And a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and Ace wouldn't give it to me. Just one Pepsi.

Posted by: Mike Muir at September 23, 2015 12:51 PM (5npD/)

441 Rush is playing clips of Obama pontificating (heh) on Christian virtues.

Posted by: Emmie at September 23, 2015 12:41 PM (jw6YP)




Like aborting babies or killing live ones?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:51 PM (493sH)

442 How come the pope sounds like a vampire?

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at September 23, 2015 12:52 PM (VNgld)

443 But, I'm also not going to gratuitously slam him for no reason. He's a decent governor of my state.

I won't jump on you for it, but I will note it's a good reason to keep in mind that even the best governors won't necessarily make good Presidents. Two entirely different sets of skills and responsibilities in play.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 23, 2015 12:52 PM (9krrF)

444 The Pope's from Vensylvania.

Posted by: Mike Muir at September 23, 2015 12:53 PM (5npD/)

445 /sock

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:53 PM (5npD/)

446 All I wanted was a can of Air Freshener.>>>

We know the evil that lurks in your heart and you just wanted that to kill Gaia with the CFCs.

Posted by: Al Gore and his brain dead minions at September 23, 2015 12:53 PM (tf9Ne)

447 Lemme guess..."brother's keeper"..."do unto others"....what else has he ever remembered from the bible?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:43 PM (NOIQH)


Balaam's ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 12:53 PM (zF6Iw)

448 Posted by: Mike Muir

We decided it would be in your best interest to put you someplace where you can get the help that you need.

Posted by: Mr and Mrs Muir at September 23, 2015 12:53 PM (4WhSY)

449 429 @417 - California is 30th or whatever in per-pupil spending overall, but #1 in teacher salaries by some margin.


If you ever want to really know what the public schools cost, read the Cato Institute policy analysis 662 - "They Spend What?".

"We find that, in the areas studied, public schools are spending 93 percent more than the estimated median private school. Citizens drastically underestimate current per-student spending and are misled by official figures. "


Posted by: jwest at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (Zs4uk)

450 Hasn't this Pope been talking about forgiveness for abortionists?

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What is wrong with that?

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (gmeXX)

451 I won't jump on you for it, but I will note it's a good reason to keep
in mind that even the best governors won't necessarily make good
Presidents. Two entirely different sets of skills and responsibilities
in play.


Go on...

Posted by: Derp Williams at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (2X7pN)

452 I love how teacher's unions are always proclaiming how it's never about the money, and always about the children, but the only two things they ever ask for are 1. more money and 2. less children.
Posted by: Sambo
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First, familiarize yourself with how much is spent in your jurisdiction. Then, when the topic comes up, ask the other person, specifically "How much money should be spent per pupil, what do you think should be adequate, in dollars"?

At that point, they usually will become evasive. The reasons being that they have no idea how much is currently being spent, and they are afraid to answer because their number may be less than is already being spent, or, their number is some ridiculous sum. Let them squirm, but insist on an answer.

Posted by: Il Pope at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (9mTYi)

453 A buddy of mine works IT for a school district. He said the money the teachers and administrators make and spend on themselves is disgusting. And they are always complaining that they have no money for "the children". Poke a hole in their pockets and the money for the children will flow
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:49 PM (493sH)

One area of politics that Conservatives still have heavy influence on is local politics. Cities and states (which cannot borrow/print like the federal government can) must by nature function more conservatively. So it baffles me that conservatives continue to allow the public school system to control how our children are raised/indoctrinated without giving themselves the ability/authority to keep some of their own tax dollars to educate their own children as they best see fit, through the use of vouchers. This should be an easy win, but for some reason, it is very rare.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (9UV3C)

454 450 Hasn't this Pope been talking about forgiveness for abortionists?

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What is wrong with that?
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (gmeXX)

If he skips the whole confession and repentance thing, there's a lot wrong with it. I don't know what he said, exactly, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 12:55 PM (2Ojst)

455 "We know the evil that lurks in your heart and you just wanted that to kill Gaia with the CFCs."

I'll buy that buy that but I really needed some Fart Suppression at the time. A large bowl of Chili with extra Peppers was involved in the "incident".

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 23, 2015 12:56 PM (dOD0J)

456 450 Hasn't this Pope been talking about forgiveness for abortionists?

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What is wrong with that?
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (gmeXX)

If he skips the whole confession and repentance thing, there's a lot wrong with it. I don't know what he said, exactly, though.

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I don't think he has changed Church doctrine on penance. But I'm not sure why people get bothered by this pope talking about forgiveness for sinners. There are plenty of other things to get bothered about.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:57 PM (gmeXX)

457
If this asshole pope wants to be political, PAY FUCKIN TAXES like the rest of us.

The Catholic Chuch gets a free ride on our dime.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 12:58 PM (ACqDT)

458 I'll buy that buy that but I really needed some Fart Suppression at the time. A large bowl of Chili with extra Peppers was involved in the "incident".
Posted by: Tim
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Coming soon, the Personal Methane Recapture Device. Will be required of all citizens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 12:58 PM (9mTYi)

459 I guess I should put my Glasses back on. Maybe that will take care of the doubles.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 23, 2015 12:58 PM (dOD0J)

460 Where's Willow to get the stink out of here?

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (5npD/)

461 I don't think he has changed Church doctrine on penance. But I'm
not sure why people get bothered by this pope talking about forgiveness
for sinners. There are plenty of other things to get bothered about.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:57 PM (gmeXX)

Perhaps it'd be better to have an established starting point for these kinds of things.

Say, not continuing to earn your daily bride ripping spinal columns out of infants before we talk about forgiveness.


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (6JL3d)

462 If this asshole pope wants to be political, PAY FUCKIN TAXES like the rest of us.

The Catholic Chuch gets a free ride on our dime.

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The Pope is not the Catholic Church. And the Church does not get a free ride.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (gmeXX)

463 Bread, not bride. English is hard.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (6JL3d)

464 Everybody is a troll to somebody.

Some people are trolls to everybody.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 23, 2015 01:00 PM (evdj2)

465 "First, familiarize yourself with how much is spent in your jurisdiction. "

Posted by: Il Pope at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (9mTYi)


This is extremely difficult to do. The published per pupil figures are falsified. In order to find the correct numbers, it takes hours of investigation.

Posted by: jwest at September 23, 2015 01:00 PM (Zs4uk)

466
JEM, find it hard to believe that CA is that far down in per/pupil spending. I know that, apples-apples adjusted terms, the spending per/pupil is multiples of what it was when I was in school. And you may have seen the latest test results - CA educational outcomes were between 50% and 70% of minimal norms in all the basics.

The destruction of the greatest public education system ever is probably the best place to see the larger destruction of a dynamic middle-class based society in CA. One generation ago private schools were a freakish small portion of the picture. Public schools were generally very good.

Now? As with everything else in CA, a gigantic division has taken place. People are desperate to get their kids into private schools, or the minority of excellent public schools (that way because - surprise! - they are in areas with active parental involvement and standards). Most languish in the worsening majority of public schools.

Coming from a different, now-gone universe, I still find it jarring to hear such negative comments about public schools here and elsewhere. Public schools in CA back then were both quite good at education, and provided social education and experience that I consider quintessentially American - people from all walks mixing and meeting and living.

Mass illegal migration, absurd destructive "environmental" policies (destroyed small manufacturing), tax policy, and welfarism have combined to produce a shitty and very stratified society in CA where before there was a lot of dynamism. VDH gets at some of this in his writings but even he soft-peddles how bad it is, esp. when one considers what has been lost.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:00 PM (QDnY+)

467 450 Hasn't this Pope been talking about forgiveness for abortionists?
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What is wrong with that?
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (gmeXX)

If he skips the whole confession and repentance thing, there's a lot wrong with it. I don't know what he said, exactly, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 12:55 PM (2Ojst)


IIRC, he said that priests would be allowed discretion during theHoly Year of 2016 in forgiving women who have had abortions (providing, of course, that they are truly penitent). I don't know that he said anything specifically about abortionists themselves, but presumably the same caveat of true repentance applies in those cases.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 01:00 PM (zF6Iw)

468
I don't think he has changed Church doctrine on penance. But I'm not sure why people get bothered by this pope talking about forgiveness for sinners. There are plenty of other things to get bothered about.
Posted by: SH

Because i rather doubt that this involves abortionists who have repented and STOPPED DOING ABORTIONS.

That's the difference between forgiving a sinner and blessing the fishing fleet as it puts out to sea every day.

Posted by: Papist Bograt at September 23, 2015 01:00 PM (326rv)

469 I don't think he has changed Church doctrine on penance. But I'm not sure why people get bothered by this pope talking about forgiveness for sinners.
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The problem is the implication that repeated willful sinning is forgivable. There is also a notable absence of condemnation of the same.

"Go, and sin no more"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:01 PM (9mTYi)

470 460 Where's Willow to get the stink out of here?
Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (5npD/)

I heard Willow was banned.

You'll have to put up with the rest of us.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:01 PM (9UV3C)

471 Because i rather doubt that this involves abortionists who have repented and STOPPED DOING ABORTIONS.

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What do you think it is about?

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:01 PM (gmeXX)

472 Posted by: Emmie at September 23, 2015 12:47 PM (jw6YP)

Thanks so much, sister. The meeting I had today was just with fellow clergy in the geographic area and my offsite supervisor. That was fine; It was very informative and I had nice conversations and prayer with my colleagues. We have more difficult meetings coming up next month and they're still POe'd right now, so prayers are most appreciated. I'm also asleep on my feet so prayers for that would be much appreciated too, "Knock out Fenelon, Lord.!! ;^) And sometime when I'm more coherent and if you'd like to share I'm like to hear about your experience as an intern.

Thanks for your conversation last night.

God bless.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2015 01:01 PM (1+XCd)

473 Mr. Brewer,

Thank you for your morning art offerings. A great way to start day.

Also, thank you for turning me onto Joseph Kleitch. I've lived in Laguna and currently type from San Clemente. His landscapes of So. OC wonderful.

I bought an art book about Kleitch, A Kaleidoscope of Color, and it's a real pleasure.

Go Bears!

Posted by: Shivas Irons at September 23, 2015 01:02 PM (6i3fR)

474 I understand the "forgiveness" thing, what I don't understand is a pope, not a scientist, telling Us the end is near if We don't do "something" about climate change... What would He have Us do?

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (hUdMz)

475 Whoops; meant "more difficult conversations with the church next month."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (1+XCd)

476 Syracuse turns off "kiss cam" at football games because some douche said it's too rapey.

http://bit.ly/1KBmrjK

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (TxJGV)

477 This is extremely difficult to do. The published per pupil figures are falsified. In order to find the correct numbers, it takes hours of investigation.
Posted by: jwest
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The hard work is what distinguishes you from them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (9mTYi)

478 @Sambo

Yesterday, Ace clarified that Willow wasn't banned and, in fact, he uses her post to decide when to put up the next one.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (5npD/)

479 Kleitsch...Damn...

Posted by: Shivas Irons at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (6i3fR)

480 . But I'm not sure why people get bothered by this pope talking about forgiveness for sinners. There are plenty of other things to get bothered about.

I think it's because Francis (Francis as reported by the media of course) appears to kinda skim over the need for repentance and confession.

So it appears - appears, I repeat - as though he's all happy-clappy "love your neighbor" without the "go and sin no more part."

That perception is partly why lib Catholics (like some in my family) love him - it's lightweight religion.

They forget that the Gospel doesn't say the woman caught in adultery and saved by Christ immediately said, "Thanks for understanding Jesus, but I gotta follow my heart" and got back into bed with her lover.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at September 23, 2015 01:04 PM (u0lmX)

481 The problem is the implication that repeated willful sinning is forgivable.

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Do you know if it is not?

The Pope encouraged the Catholic Church to reach out to those women who have had abortion and are suffering from that sin. Giving priests the power to absolve such a sin (which they have in America through the bishops). Why that troubles people is beyond me. Eradicating abortion is a good thing. But so is encouraging those who suffer from it to seek forgiveness through the sacrament of penance.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:04 PM (gmeXX)

482 470 460 Where's Willow to get the stink out of here?
Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 12:59 PM (5npD/)

I heard Willow was banned.

Again? She was here yesterday...

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 01:04 PM (hUdMz)

483 Syracuse turns off "kiss cam" at football games because some douche said it's too rapey.

http://bit.ly/1KBmrjK

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (TxJGV)



Of course.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 01:04 PM (493sH)

484 saw Buzz Aldrin in the Huntsville airport. Of course, slow old me didn't recognize him until he was way past. I'da loved to shake his hand.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 23, 2015 11:47 AM (LUgeY)


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Sat at the same lunch table with him at an air show once. Nice guy. Still as awe-struck with him now as when I saw him on the moon.

Posted by: Soona at September 23, 2015 01:05 PM (1Sp00)

485 "...it baffles me that conservatives continue to allow the public school system to control how our children are raised/indoctrinated without giving themselves the ability/authority to keep some of their own tax dollars to educate their own children as they best see fit, through the use of vouchers. This should be an easy win, but for some reason, it is very rare."

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 12:54 PM (9UV3C)



It's amazing how many people on the right have no concept of how vouchers could or do work.

They keep thinking that vouchers are to be used in the public school system or that there wouldn't be enough private schools or teachers for the demand.

It's a shame so many have such little faith in supply and demand.

Posted by: jwest at September 23, 2015 01:05 PM (Zs4uk)

486 A buddy of mine works IT for a school district. He said the money the teachers and administrators make and spend on themselves is disgusting. And they are always complaining that they have no money for "the children". Poke a hole in their pockets and the money for the children will flow
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 12:49 PM (493sH)
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Still laughing because I remembered some unrelated and uninformed 'district' representative coming to a meeting regarding one of my kids. The jerk had a folding keyboard (10 years ago whoo -- cool) and explained to me that he needed it. My face must have been a study in itself.

Schools still have the 5:1 meeting strategy for parents vs administrators. Teachers do not bother me much, it is only the administrators who appear to be unaccountable to either taxpayers or parents.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 23, 2015 01:05 PM (MIKMs)

487 Clock Boy's sister was suspended from school for 3 days for a bomb threat prior to 'the clock incident'. She, of course, claims it was not true, a big misunderstanding, the sun got in her eyes, the roads were wet, Satan moved her mouth, or something something.

(weasel Zippers)

http://tinyurl.com/q6km77h

Oh, and did I mention that TFG made his famous 'cool clock' tweet before the photo of the clock was released?

Posted by: Hillary! at September 23, 2015 01:05 PM (gyKtp)

488 Because i rather doubt that this involves abortionists who have repented and STOPPED DOING ABORTIONS.

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What do you think it is about?
Posted by: SH

What was said earlier.

"forgiving abortionists". As in, current, or former ones? If it's the latter, that makes sense. if it's the former, not so much.

Posted by: Papist Bograt at September 23, 2015 01:06 PM (326rv)

489 As I understand it from my non-RC spider hole, the Pope has declared next year to be a Jubilee Year with extra emphasis on forgiveness. He is giving priests authority to forgive women who have had abortions, at the discretion of the priests and the local parishes.

Nothing about abortionists.

He's not changing the Church's teachings, just its emphasis. He wants a lot more forgiveness and inclusion and less scoldy scoldy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 01:06 PM (JtwS4)

490 Abortion isn't my big issue, my only point was that the media makes it seem like he's got a very blase attitude towards abortion and forgiveness.

I just wanted to know if that was true, or just our lightweight and lazy media doing headline reporting.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 01:06 PM (5npD/)

491 >>People are desperate to get their kids into private schools, or the minority of excellent public schools (that way because - surprise! - they are in areas with active parental involvement and standards). Most languish in the worsening majority of public schools.

My niece is in year 2 of her tour with Teach For America, a sort of Peace Corps for low income schools in the US. Yes, she's a young do gooder who grew up spending a couple weeks every summer rebuilding houses in poor areas with her church group.

For her birthday and Christmas the last couple years she asked for gift certificates for Staples to help buy school supplies. That's how pathetic the actual spending on the kids is in a lot of our schools. And she says that parent involvement is almost non-existent. She and her colleagues spend a lot of time teaching the kids basic grooming and social interaction skills, stuff they should have learned at home but obviously don't.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:07 PM (OGm46)

492 I saw Tojo Yamamoto pumping gas one time.

No, really.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 01:07 PM (u5gzz)

493 Isn't Willow down in the thread below?

Posted by: Yo! at September 23, 2015 01:07 PM (GwIKd)

494 willow was *not* banned!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 01:07 PM (NOIQH)

495 Screw the Bat signal. Someone light the Willow lamp!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:07 PM (hUQVp)

496 Yesterday, Ace clarified that Willow wasn't banned and, in fact, he uses her post to decide when to put up the next one.
Posted by: Chupacabras at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (5npD/)

Ha ha. I didn't know that. Lol. Come on, Willow!

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:08 PM (9UV3C)

497 I saw Tojo Yamamoto pumping gas one time.

I sat next to Rick Flair on an airplane.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 23, 2015 01:08 PM (evdj2)

498 So it baffles me that conservatives continue to allow the public school system to control how our children are raised/indoctrinated without giving themselves the ability/authority to keep some of their own tax dollars to educate their own children as they best see fit, through the use of vouchers. This should be an easy win, but for some reason, it is very rare.
Posted by: Sambo
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At risk of getting Willowed, the problem is similar to regulatory capture. Well-meaning people run for school board and are immediately "trained" by their state school board association as to what their duties are. The superintendent also guides them. I live in a red state, and yet less than 10% of the state's superintendents are registered with the Stupid Party.

Between the indoctrination received from the state school board association and the helpful superintendent and national standards, it takes a very strong, forceful person to resist the propaganda and step on a lot of toes.

Posted by: Furious George at September 23, 2015 01:08 PM (UlJ3l)

499 Excuse me, Nature Boy Ric Flair.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 23, 2015 01:08 PM (evdj2)

500 "I sat next to Rick Flair on an airplane."

Get. Out!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 01:09 PM (u5gzz)

501 ***"VDH gets at some of this in his writings but even he soft-peddles how bad it is, esp. when one considers what has been lost."***


That's the current state of affairs though. When you speak plainly of just how dire our fiscal situation is, you get labeled an extremist or a radical or a terrorist or a racist.


I now know how the average Leftist feels when they lament they bray on about "social justice" with their emotional subjectivity and faux-intellectual neologisms.


The only difference is that my complaints (being primarily fiscal) are all quantifiable and completely objective.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 23, 2015 01:09 PM (Wckf4)

502 Cloyd ... Did he hit you with the kendo stick ?

Damn ru Rance Lusser.

Posted by: Irony at September 23, 2015 01:10 PM (tFWWx)

503 He's not changing the Church's teachings, just its emphasis. He wants a lot more forgiveness and inclusion and less scoldy scoldy.

I think people who shout out their abortions or support organ harvesting probably need to be scolded.

There's no penitence here, and so saying, 'hey, we forgive you,' is just met by people saying, 'see, it isn't really that big a deal.'

Any actually penitent people, God would forgive.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 01:10 PM (Rnlee)

504 474 I understand the "forgiveness" thing, what I don't understand is a pope, not a scientist, telling Us the end is near if We don't do "something" about climate change... What would He have Us do?
Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 01:03 PM (hUdMz)


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Go to the desert and smoke some peyote with the gaia-loving injuns.

Posted by: Soona at September 23, 2015 01:11 PM (1Sp00)

505 Surprisingly, he wasn't drinking. I used to fly a lot and I would see WWE wrestlers all the time in the airport. I don't know if that's still so.

I also saw Marie Osmond in the Denver airport.

I think a major airport is the place one is most likely to see a celebrity these days.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 23, 2015 01:11 PM (evdj2)

506 Any actually penitent people, God would forgive.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 01:10 PM (Rnlee)

The penitent man...shall...pass...

Posted by: Henry Jones, Sr. at September 23, 2015 01:11 PM (2Ojst)

507 At risk of getting Willowed, the problem is similar to regulatory capture. Well-meaning people run for school board and are immediately "trained" by their state school board association as to what their duties are. The superintendent also guides them. I live in a red state, and yet less than 10% of the state's superintendents are registered with the Stupid Party.

Between the indoctrination received from the state school board association and the helpful superintendent and national standards, it takes a very strong, forceful person to resist the propaganda and step on a lot of toes.
Posted by: Furious George at September 23, 2015 01:08 PM (UlJ3l)

Well, it's an explanation at least, and that's more than what I had. How do we overcome this?

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:11 PM (9UV3C)

508 I shook hands with Dutch Mantell at my high school.

Posted by: Irony at September 23, 2015 01:12 PM (tFWWx)

509 I just wanted to know if that was true, or just our lightweight and lazy media doing headline reporting.

Choice B-Lousy reporting by the cafeteria non Catholic media.

Best reporting:

ncregister.com (Traditional Catholics)
They had an interesting article on who those Pope cannot be fit into easy categories.

and Zenit (Vatican news service)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2015 01:12 PM (1+XCd)

510 I always thought that priests had the authority to absolve any sin if the person is genuinely contrite. (Of course, the priest, being human, might not be able to tell if the person is really contrite or just acting - but God knows).

That goes for abortion. I know women who have had abortions, repented and gone back to the Church and they've been receiving Communion for years.

So I don't see how this is a change.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at September 23, 2015 01:12 PM (u0lmX)

511 #498

The power of school boards is one of the underappreciated realms of elective office. But that's how Jimmy Carter got started in politics, running as a segregationist, BTW.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 23, 2015 01:13 PM (IdCqF)

512 Eradicating abortion is a good thing. But so is encouraging those who suffer from it to seek forgiveness through the sacrament of penance.
Posted by: SH
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Note that I said 'implication'. What is missing is a pointed, strong statement that abortion is sinful. That ought to be the primary message. That sin might be forgiven is central to Christian theology and while it ought to be repeated, the Pope is clearly on tour to address social issues, not redemption.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:13 PM (9mTYi)

513 Is this celebrity one-up? I shook hands with Jesse Owens once.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 23, 2015 01:13 PM (evdj2)

514 489 As I understand it from my non-RC spider hole, the Pope has declared next year to be a Jubilee Year with extra emphasis on forgiveness. He is giving priests authority to forgive women who have had abortions, at the discretion of the priests and the local parishes.

Nothing about abortionists.

He's not changing the Church's teachings, just its emphasis. He wants a lot more forgiveness and inclusion and less scoldy scoldy.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 01:06 PM (JtwS4)

Well, that depends too. If it's all "shout my abortion" and "oh excuse me father for I am a strong independent woman who's aborted three babies and will abort more if I get knocked up again" then that should be a no-go.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:14 PM (2Ojst)

515 "And she says that parent involvement is almost non-existent. She and her
colleagues spend a lot of time teaching the kids basic grooming and
social interaction skills, stuff they should have learned at home but
obviously don't."

I read an article in the UK press about how it's now considered an ordinary thing when underclass children show up for the equivalent of kindergarten and _do not know their own names_, because the extent of parental neglect has become so appalling. Not only do underclass parents not read to their kids, they don't even speak to them.

I'd be surprised if that doesn't happen in schools in the USA with large underclass contingents, too. We have the same social pathologies which the Brits do.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 01:14 PM (noWW6)

516 I met Dikembe Mutombo in the Atlanta airport last fall. Guys hands are enormous. Well all of him is enormous but when i shook hands with him my hand disappeared.

He gave me a finger wave, too. Very nice guy.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:14 PM (OGm46)

517 So, because I am insufficiently hateful to Gov. Kasich, then the fact that I agree with you on the bad Medicaid decision is useless?

Purity tests, indeed.

Speaking of "purity," I particularly enjoyed the anti-Catholic screeds Coulter tweeted out over the last day or so. Nice to know that my people aren't welcome in America. Ann wants to party like it's 1859.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:15 PM (ljZD2)

518 Definitely not ... the Dirty Dutchman does not trump The Nature Boy. Sadly, him and Tom Sneva are all I got.

Posted by: Irony at September 23, 2015 01:15 PM (tFWWx)

519 He gave me a finger wave, too. Very nice guy.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:14 PM (OGm46)

I thought that's what you got during a prostate exam. NTTAWWT...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:15 PM (2Ojst)

520
JackStraw, you probably know all this, but for several years now public schools will do "fund-raisers" to .... pay for basic school supplies. Art/music/other classes - all gone. Field trips (which can be quite something in SoCal given what's here) over, unless parents come up with extra $$$$.

All this as per/pupil spending is multiples of what it was just 30 years ago (in real terms).

And of course they're having to be social workers/surrogate parents to many kids. Jeebus, the schools are now *feeding centers* for kids, even during summer. This in a society literally besotted with welfare and support programs, public and private.

I told this one last night on the ONT. At a recent neighborhood meeting, local congresswoman's rep (member is a typical worthless Dem drone non-entity) made two points: her office was focused on fighting "hunger in our community", and oh, if you want in on some grant money for arts/etc., let us help you with your applications.

What all this says about our situation, not just politically but culturally, is devastating and far beyond the scope of a comments section.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:15 PM (QDnY+)

521 I once debated briefly with Shirley Phelps-Roper (Fred's daughter) about Calvinism at a Billy Graham protest in Queens.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (E5UB0)

522 I spit in the general direction of my TV once, when Yertle was blabbering on about "priorities".

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (TxJGV)

523 Can confirm -- my gf teaches kindergarten in an inner-city school and that's one of the things that keeps her busy the first week. Kids needing to learn their own names.

Posted by: brak at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (xwPSp)

524 521 I once debated briefly with Shirley Phelps-Roper (Fred's daughter) about Calvinism at a Billy Graham protest in Queens.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (E5UB0)

What was the score at the end? Q to 12?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (2Ojst)

525 "But that's how Jimmy Carter got started in politics, running as a segregationist, BTW."

George Wallace had some ripe things to say about how Carter had once come to him to get endorsements and money when Carter was positioning himself as a Dixiecrat.

Then of course a few short years later, it had become politically unfashionable, and Carter shed his former segregationist loyalties like a snake shedding its skin, and said about Wallace, "I know not the man," or words to that effect.

Whereas Wallace still remembered Jimmeh QUITE well.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 01:17 PM (noWW6)

526 Is this celebrity one-up? I shook hands with Jesse Owens once.
Posted by: Grump
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Afternoon tea, with Helen Gahagan Douglas.
You have to be of a certain age.

Shook hands with Gary Hart. My hand smelled fishy after that.

Had lunch with Gov. Maddox, who was a hell of a nice guy, btw.

Worked with Newtie a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:17 PM (9mTYi)

527 So, because I am insufficiently hateful to Gov. Kasich, then the fact that I agree with you on the bad Medicaid decision is useless?

Purity tests, indeed.


Posted by: trumpetdaddy


because 'miserable fuck up' = 'purity test'

Posted by: I blow my daddy at September 23, 2015 01:17 PM (326rv)

528 That ought to be the primary message. That sin might be forgiven is central to Christian theology and while it ought to be repeated, the Pope is clearly on tour to address social issues, not redemption.

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One could argue that forgiveness should be the primary message. Jesus did say now go and sin no more, but after he forgave the man.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:18 PM (gmeXX)

529 "He gave me a finger wave, too."


Hey, that's my move!

Posted by: J. Seinfeld at September 23, 2015 01:18 PM (AbFmZ)

530 What was the score at the end? Q to 12?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (2Ojst)

Nice. That was really the score too right?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:18 PM (9jeGC)

531 Jimmy Carter got started in politics, running as a segregationist,


Source?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 01:19 PM (JtwS4)

532 "So I don't see how this is a change."

It isn't. It has been standard practice in the US for bishops to delegate absolution for abortions (to contrite penitents) to local priests for a long time. It wasn't the case in the developing world, though. The change is to bring the other localities into conformity with the US and other developed world dioceses.

The US media is always surprised to discover that Pope Francis is Catholic.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:19 PM (ljZD2)

533 Since we're doing the I meets.. I meet Gale Sayers last year. Shook hands with him, the guy had a grip on him that could break bricks.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 23, 2015 01:19 PM (493sH)

534 Jimmy Carter got started in politics, running as a segregationist,


Source?

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The Internet.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:19 PM (gmeXX)

535 Speaking of "purity," I particularly enjoyed the anti-Catholic screeds Coulter tweeted out over the last day or so. Nice to know that my people aren't welcome in America. Ann wants to party like it's 1859.
Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:15 PM (ljZD2)

Did Ann object to the dirty Papists when she was still drawing a paycheck from Catholic Bill Buckley's magazine?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at September 23, 2015 01:19 PM (u0lmX)

536 521 I once debated briefly with Shirley Phelps-Roper (Fred's daughter) about Calvinism at a Billy Graham protest in Queens.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (E5UB0)

Were you the calvinist, or was she?

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:20 PM (9UV3C)

537 530 What was the score at the end? Q to 12?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:16 PM (2Ojst)

Nice. That was really the score too right?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:18 PM (9jeGC)

Dern tootin'.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:20 PM (2Ojst)

538 507 Well, it's an explanation at least, and that's more than what I had. How do we overcome this?
Posted by: Sambo
____________________

Conservatives need to own local newspapers and shine a light on spending by school districts; we must, must, must get rid of the requirement of an education degree in order to teach in public schools; and we need to recruit candidates who aren't motivated to run for school board by a desire to "put prayer back in school, where it belongs."

Posted by: Furious George at September 23, 2015 01:20 PM (UlJ3l)

539
In '88, I saw Mr. Miyagi waxing his '71 Ford Pinto at People's Park in Berkeley mumbling something like "Wax on, Was off!"

Posted by: SF Police Department Urine Patrol at September 23, 2015 01:20 PM (OiFtZ)

540 I read an article in the UK press about how it's now considered an ordinary thing when underclass children show up for the equivalent of kindergarten and _do not know their own names_, because the extent of parental neglect has become so appalling.

The movie star Jean Harlow didn't know her own name until she went to school because everyone in her family called her "The Baby."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 01:20 PM (zF6Iw)

541 "The published per pupil figures are falsified."

Here in Commiefornia, we have an oddball little back office outfit in Sackammenna, the Legislative Analysts' Office, sort of a GAO for the state.

Their figures have been reasonably honest at totting up the per-pupil state spending, which is currently about $13K/yr/pupil for K-12.

This of course leaves out local spending such as the freaking massive bond measures that every district pops on the ballot in off-year elections whenever they think they can get away with it. They're using bond money not so much for capital projects, but for ongoing operational outlays like ordinary maintenance and upkeep.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 01:20 PM (noWW6)

542 Source?

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The Internet.


Ah, then of course it's true. ;-)

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 01:21 PM (JtwS4)

543 What was the score at the end? Q to 12?

Posted by: Insomniac
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We just threw different verses at each other. Then she got tired of it and told me to go away and see Graham. They were holding anti-military signs up, and a little boy whose father died in Iraq ran away in tears. They are not nice people.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 01:21 PM (E5UB0)

544 Well, it's an explanation at least, and that's more than what I had. How do we overcome this?

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:11 PM (9UV3C)

Good question, I also want to know

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 23, 2015 01:21 PM (R8hU8)

545 Afternoon tea, with Helen Gahagan Douglas. You have to be of a certain age.

Was she still pink right down to her underwear?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 01:21 PM (zF6Iw)

546 One could argue that forgiveness should be the primary message.
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One could, if one regards the American persona as fundamentally evil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:21 PM (9mTYi)

547
Lemme guess..."brother's keeper"..."do unto others"....what else has he ever remembered from the bible?



Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 12:43 PM (NOIQH)



Balaam's ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 12:53 PM (zF6Iw)
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That made me laugh. Thank you.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at September 23, 2015 01:22 PM (dFi94)

548 but after he forgave the man.

Woman.

He forgave the woman. But that go and sin no more was just as important as the "he who is without sin" part.

Posted by: GMan at September 23, 2015 01:22 PM (sxq57)

549 Back from Sam's Club.

Which one of your morons ordered the pallet of drain cleaner and the hazmat suit, and how do I ship the stuff to you?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:22 PM (FsuaD)

550 "Did Ann object to the dirty Papists when she was still drawing a paycheck from Catholic Bill Buckley's magazine?"

Apparently not. Catholic money was good when the checks were endorsed to her. Now that she has to make a living from free-lance agitation, appealing to a demographic that knows nothing is her choice, instead.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:22 PM (ljZD2)

551 I shook hands with Hillary at a funeral.

Cold, clammy hands.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:22 PM (9jeGC)

552 "He's not changing the Church's teachings, just its emphasis. He wants a lot more forgiveness and inclusion and less scoldy scoldy."

Apparently forgiveness and grace has an expiration date with this Pope.

Posted by: navybrat at September 23, 2015 01:23 PM (ETxiG)

553 Okay name droppers, when I was 8 years old I got to meet and get a signed photograph with Herman Munster! Top that

Posted by: Cheri at September 23, 2015 01:23 PM (oiNtH)

554 Was she still pink right down to her underwear?
Posted by: Mary Poppins'
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Being a Southern Gentleman, I did not investigate. She was a pleasant lady, but then most limousine liberals are. At least of that generation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:24 PM (9mTYi)

555 but after he forgave the man.

Woman.

He forgave the woman. But that go and sin no more was just as important as the "he who is without sin" part.

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Correct, it was the woman. My bad. I agree the sin no more is important. But we are humans and we are fallible, we are going to sin. The forgiveness leads to our salvation.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:24 PM (gmeXX)

556 Smoked 5 feet away from the Revvvvvverand Jackson.

Saw DWS across the block.



Geeze,, my celebrities suck.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:24 PM (9jeGC)

557 George Wallace started out as a soft on segregation reform Democrat. After he lost to John Malcolm Patterson because he was opposed to the Klan, he swore he would never be "out segged" again.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 23, 2015 01:24 PM (evdj2)

558
On a weekend night in Sacramento, I bumped into Governor Jerry Brown leaving a massage and oral stimulation parlor. He was there on official business.

Posted by: Dick Morris at September 23, 2015 01:24 PM (OiFtZ)

559 519 He gave me a finger wave, too. Very nice guy.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:14 PM (OGm46)



I thought that's what you got during a prostate exam. NTTAWWT...
Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:15 PM
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That wasn't a finger.

Posted by: Insomniac's doctor at September 23, 2015 01:24 PM (Fmupd)

560 I was 8 years old I got to meet and get a signed photograph with Herman Munster! Top that

I got a signed autograph of Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke!) when I was 7.

Posted by: GMan at September 23, 2015 01:25 PM (sxq57)

561 Smoked 5 feet away from the Revvvvvverand Jackson.

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Shook his hand. Then washed said hand.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:25 PM (gmeXX)

562 >>I'd be surprised if that doesn't happen in schools in the USA with large underclass contingents, too. We have the same social pathologies which the Brits do.


I've mentioned this before - had a Lefty friend who taught kindergarten in poor neighborhood. Half the kids were dropped off in their pjs. The school served FREE breakfast before class started. Parents couldn't be bothered to arrive early despite numerous attempts to make sure they knew it was FREE FOOD. Teacher started setting aside food so that hungry kids could nibble in class. Then it finally dawned on her that she was doing all the work to make sure terrible parents didn't even have to lift one GD finger to FEED THEIR CHILDREN for FREE to ensure they were alert in school.

Yeah, she left that school after 1 year. Totally shattered her Lefty illusions.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 01:25 PM (NOIQH)

563 Woman.

He forgave the woman. But that go and sin no more was just as important as the "he who is without sin" part.
Posted by: GMan
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There were two. One of each sex gender self-identification.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (9mTYi)

564 Posted by: Cheri at September 23, 2015 01:23 PM (oiNtH)

Met and got a signed booty short shot of Catherine Bach at a car show

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (9jeGC)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (9mTYi)

566 That wasn't a finger.


Obligatory: That wasn't an exam.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (hUQVp)

567 Last month, David Spade and an entourage sat next to our table at Ruth's Chris. Husband shook his hand as we were leaving. Spade was really sweet and grateful for the compliment husband gave him.

Two nights later we were with a group at another restaurant, and Adam Sandler sat down next to us. Really nice guy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (FsuaD)

568 Crap. Stroke fail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (9mTYi)

569 I got a signed autograph of Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke!) when I was 7.
Posted by: GMan

That is some pretty heady stuff for a young lad!

Posted by: Cheri at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (oiNtH)

570 Is Ace Jewish?

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (gmeXX)

571 Shook his hand. Then washed said hand.
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:25 PM (gmeXX)

Just looked at him and his entourage with disdain.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (9jeGC)

572 561 Smoked 5 feet away from the Revvvvvverand Jackson.

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Shook his hand. Then washed said hand.
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:25 PM (gmeXX)

I shook Ted Kennedy's hand. I'm surprised I didn't immediately burst into flames after being touched by a demon.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (u0lmX)

573 He forgave the woman. But that go and sin no more was just as important as the "he who is without sin" part.
Posted by: GMan
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There were two. One of each sex gender self-identification.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (9mTYi)

574 Most priests at one time thought about other careers. (Most, not all. Some, like Paul VI, always wanted to be a priest.)
John Paul II wanted to be a playwright, poet, writer.
Benedict wanted to be a teacher of history or philosophy.

Francis wanted to be a ....politician.

Posted by: Zombi Yogi at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (cN9Sk)

575 Sub Zero repairman is back to day after $650 spend yesterday. Seems Refrig is working fine, but the freezer is still kaput....sigh I hate Sub Zero. I think I could have bought a Fiat for what i am spending on them over the years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:28 PM (DUoqb)

576 trumpetdaddy, here's a purity test:

Have you ever said anything positive, given any money or, worse!!, ever voted for Steve LaTourette?

Posted by: MTF at September 23, 2015 01:28 PM (TxJGV)

577 That is some pretty heady stuff for a young lad!

Yeah! I remember that because the general lee was there (auto-show) and she was signing autographs. I was probably the youngest in line...lol.

Posted by: GMan at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (sxq57)

578 Is Ace Jewish?


If we tell you we have to kill you.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (5emfi)

579
Yes torque, the Leg Analyst's office will sometimes f**k up and do solid, obvious analysis that upsets the nomenklatura (like when they reported that half of CA's - unconstitutional, by the way - deficit was attributable to the departure of just 5,000 households from the tax rolls, in a state of 32 million+ - THAT is howskewed CA's tax code is).

And - again, illegal and/or unconstitutional - use of bond-measure funds for non-capital expenses is just a particularly outrageous example of the lawlessness that has brought the country/state to its current pass.

Just for those who doubt how quickly things can collapse, Arnold the disaster rode resentment from several specific issues into office. Prominent among those were driver's licenses for illegals, raising the car registration fees, and state spending excesses/using bond money for operating expenses (again, illegal and unconstitutional, and unthinkable in any previous era). In fairly short order, Arnie had adopted all three things. So an unprecedented outsider candidate winning the first recall election in history essentially became his opponent, fairly quickly.

It almost goes to explain some of the frustration and sense that government is no longer responsive to popular will or rule of law.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (QDnY+)

580 Jonathan Papelbon was my in season next door neighbor when he was pitching for the Sox. He's an extra large d-bag but his wife was very nice.

And Tom Brady lived right down the street. Used to see him walking Giselle's dog on the Boston Common. He seemed like a good guy but he plays for the Pats thus I don't like him.

Back in the 80's and 90's before athletes became insanely rich and out of touch and when I first lived in Boston it wasn't uncommon at all to see guys like Larry Bird, Dennis Eckersley and Terry O'Reilly of the Big Bad Bruins hanging in the Back Bay bars. Hell, O'Reilly owned one of them.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (OGm46)

581 Yeah! I remember that because the general lee was there (auto-show)

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I hope you have purged all photos that you may have of the General Lee from that day.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (gmeXX)

582 "Sub Zero"

??

You got on of "The Running Man" Stalkers in your house?

RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (dOD0J)

583
Ann is anti semitic and anti catholic, now?

You people are too dense.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (ACqDT)

584 Sung the National Anthem on the Dover track standing right next to Kyle and Samantha Busch while dad was by Joe Gibbs and Mr. October.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (9jeGC)

585 570 Is Ace Jewish?
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (gmeXX)

No idea. Are you asking because it's Yom Kippur and he hasn't shown up yet?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (u0lmX)

586 Last month, David Spade and an entourage sat next to our table at Ruth's Chris. Husband shook his hand as we were leaving. Spade was really sweet and grateful for the compliment husband gave him.

Two nights later we were with a group at another restaurant, and Adam Sandler sat down next to us. Really nice guy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (FsuaD)

I was really baffled that John Goodman was less than congenial. Totally surprised/disappointed me. But it was like 11 pm and he looked like crap, so maybe he was sick.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (9UV3C)

587 I saw Archduke Franz Ferdinand drive by in an open car once.

Once.

Posted by: Gavrilo Princip at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (8ZskC)

588 The first is when Jesus healed an invalid by the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1–15). Afterward, Jesus found the man and told him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you” (verse 14).

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (9mTYi)

589 570 Is Ace Jewish?
Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (gmeXX)

No idea. Are you asking because it's Yom Kippur and he hasn't shown up yet?

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Yes, but Ann Coulter would also like to know.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (gmeXX)

590 566 That wasn't a finger.


Obligatory: That wasn't an exam.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (hUQVp)

I thought it was a little suspicious that he had both hands on my shoulders...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:31 PM (2Ojst)

591 OK, my turn. I met Christie Brinkley back during her Ricky Taubman days when I was auditing a bank in Telluride. She was very good friends with the senior lender (also a woman). I was in the SLO's office and Christie came by to go out to lunch, the SLO introduced us, and we chatted. I think I said variations of "uhhhh."

Stunning. Her pictures do NOT do her justice.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at September 23, 2015 01:31 PM (eytER)

592 578 Is Ace Jewish?


If we tell you we have to kill you.
Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 01:29 PM (5emfi)

But first, bubbe, have some rugelach!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:32 PM (2Ojst)

593 I'm Jewish and I am here, but then I am a bad Jew...a berry berry bad Jew, at least in the religious sense, but I did stay home from Work today.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:32 PM (DUoqb)

594 sigh I hate Sub Zero. I think I could have bought a Fiat for what i am spending on them over the years



And still had the same level of reliability.
Hey! Fix It Again Tony!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:32 PM (hUQVp)

595 Sub Zero repairman is back to day after $650 spend yesterday. Seems Refrig is working fine, but the freezer is still kaput....sigh I hate Sub Zero. I think I could have bought a Fiat for what i am spending on them over the years
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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Kenmore, in white.
16 years old. Just saying.
For what my neighbors paid for their Viking(!) appliances, we could make a down payment on a summer cabin.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (9mTYi)

596 I'm Jewish and I am here, but then I am a bad Jew...a berry berry bad Jew, at least in the religious sense,



Why? Did you have a BLT?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (hUQVp)

597 sigh I hate Sub Zero.

Have you tried Scorpion or Liu Kang?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (2Ojst)

598 Willow!

Posted by: donna at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (hUdMz)

599 I was really baffled that John Goodman was less than congenial. Totally surprised/disappointed me. But it was like 11 pm and he looked like crap, so maybe he was sick.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (9UV3C)

*****

He is famous for being hammered....a lot. Doesn't seem to matter if it is during work hours or not.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at September 23, 2015 01:34 PM (1eYr7)

600 Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:30 PM (9mTYi)

Ah. I always focus on the story of the adulteress, because I'm *always* getting anti-christian bigots trying to misuse the whole no sin, first stone thing.

Posted by: GMan at September 23, 2015 01:34 PM (sxq57)

601 "Have you ever said anything positive, given any money or, worse!!, ever voted for Steve LaTourette?"

1. Never had any occasion until this comment to ever even say his name.

2. No. I don't give money to candidates. I will give my time and volunteer for those I support, instead.

3. No. I don't live in his district. I'm in the Cincinnati area, not the Cleveland area (thank God!).


Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:34 PM (ljZD2)

602 OT; have any of you read the politico piece on scott walker?

I find it so hard to believe that someone running for president knows nothing about the ex/im bank or foreign policy or immigration and has never given any serious thought to any of those issues.

Do you think thats possible? That commenters on a blog that was designed circa 1985 know more about the major issues then the politicians running for higher office?

I think it might be true. Which is a scary thought.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:34 PM (AkOaV)

603 One time I was visiting DC and we were walking around the Capital Building at night. I had to go the bathroom so we went in some back entrance.

Who should walk into the bathroom but Sen. Howell Heflin, boy did he put a righteous stink in that bathroom! I didn't shake his hand.

This was during the whole Clarence Thomas hearings time frame.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 01:35 PM (LXJ1e)

604 Kenmore, in white.
16 years old. Just saying.
For what my neighbors paid for their Viking(!) appliances, we could make a down payment on a summer cabin.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (9mTYi)

Yeah I know. It was not my choice back when...but now it is built in and all and well I am stuck...I am the Stuckee.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:35 PM (DUoqb)

605 He is famous for being hammered....a lot.

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Does that pay well? I need to talk to my agent.

Posted by: SH at September 23, 2015 01:35 PM (gmeXX)

606 I'm Jewish and I am here, but then I am a bad Jew...a berry berry bad Jew, at least in the religious sense, but I did stay home from Work today.
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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I defer to C.S. Lewis in these matters. To paraphrase, "There is an infinity of difference between a bad Jew, and someone who has no religion at all."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:35 PM (9mTYi)

607 I could be way wrong on this, because of media slant and personal bias so who knows? But this particular Pope does not seem to resemble Peter much in any way, which I kind of assumed was a prerequisite for the position.


But then, I am not a Catholic and therefore probably should just keep my mouth shut.



But on the other hand, for better or worse, the Papacy is for many around the world the physical face of Christianity. This is where some of my issues arise. Because I want whoever is standing as an ambassador for Christ, to be an ambassador for Christ. Period. Full stop.



Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at September 23, 2015 01:35 PM (dFi94)

608
I shook hands with Hillary at a funeral.

Cold, clammy hands.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 01:22 PM (9jeGC)
___________________________

I remember you... You weren't wearing pants...

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 23, 2015 01:36 PM (HSmrB)

609 I've heard Mario Batali is a total jerk, which for some reason doesn't surprise me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:36 PM (FsuaD)

610 Why? Did you have a BLT?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (hUQVp)

No, but this is the Holiest Day of the Year for Jews. I "should" be in Temple...but I am fasting...and when the kids were younger we did do the whole Temple thing and all. But to be honest I am a better Zionist than I am a religious Jew.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:36 PM (DUoqb)

611 Yeah I know. It was not my choice back when...but now it is built in and all and well I am stuck...I am the Stuckee.
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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In many ways, this is the story of America under Obama.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:36 PM (9mTYi)

612 "Yes, but Ann Coulter would also like to know."

She's making a list. Once she's pissed off everybody else, she'll want to piss off hairy dudes who speak French.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (ljZD2)

613
NGU, sorry to hear your SubZero pain. I inherited one that's 25 years old and going strong. I just clean the filters twicea year, haven't had it service - probably should, just a check-up. Problem is that it is not that big, volume-wise. But at the time it was installed it was pretty far ahead of the curve, nobody had them.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (QDnY+)

614 I knew a kid in second grade who said he was kin to Jackie Fargo.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (u5gzz)

615 591 OK, my turn. I met Christie Brinkley back during her Ricky Taubman days when I was auditing a bank in Telluride. She was very good friends with the senior lender (also a woman). I was in the SLO's office and Christie came by to go out to lunch, the SLO introduced us, and we chatted. I think I said variations of "uhhhh."

Stunning. Her pictures do NOT do her justice.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at September 23, 2015 01:31 PM (eytER)

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So did you get her number?

Did she ask you to go skinny dipping in the hotel pool?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (LXJ1e)

616 I shook hands with Cliff Klaven.

They were soft, like a girls.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (5emfi)

617 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:33 PM (9mTYi)

My parents went all high end appliances when I remodeled their kitchen 5-10 years ago. Viking, Sub Zero, some swedish dishwasher.

All had serious reliability issues and were ridiculously complicated to work on and the parts were crazy expensive.

I don't get it. At all.

My fridge is probably 15 years old and it's starting to make some weird noises, but still works fine.

My stove is probably 30 years old and has never had a problem. Kind of ugly, but when I replace it it will be for aesthetic reasons not because it no longer works.

i don't understand how something 5x as expensive can be 1/5 as reliable.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (AkOaV)

618 I defer to C.S. Lewis in these matters. To paraphrase, "There is an infinity of difference between a bad Jew, and someone who has no religion at all."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:35 PM (9mTYi)


Thanks. Sounds good to me. I'll run with that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (DUoqb)

619 I saw Carole and Paula (hosts of the Magic Garden childrens show) at FAO schwarz in Manhattan once. Carole had aged rather well. I blame that show for how messed up I am, but it was a brilliant show.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (E5UB0)

620 609 I've heard Mario Batali is a total jerk, which for some reason doesn't surprise me.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:36 PM (FsuaD)

He also wears Crocs. Which, as Adam Corolla quipped, is like getting a beejer from a dude, which feels great until you look down and realize you're gay.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:38 PM (2Ojst)

621 NGU, sorry to hear your SubZero pain. I inherited one that's 25 years old and going strong. I just clean the filters twicea year, haven't had it service - probably should, just a check-up. Problem is that it is not that big, volume-wise. But at the time it was installed it was pretty far ahead of the curve, nobody had them.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:37 PM (QDnY+)


Yeah we have 2...and it seems like it is mostly one that always acts up.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:38 PM (DUoqb)

622 I once saw AirForce one fly over...

Posted by: Colin at September 23, 2015 01:39 PM (T0qev)

623 i don't understand how something 5x as expensive can be 1/5 as reliable.
Posted by: mynewhandle
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Can I interest you in a nice Ferrari?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:39 PM (9mTYi)

624 586 Last month, David Spade and an entourage sat next to our table at Ruth's Chris. Husband shook his hand as we were leaving. Spade was really sweet and grateful for the compliment husband gave him.

Two nights later we were with a group at another restaurant, and Adam Sandler sat down next to us. Really nice guy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:26 PM (FsuaD)


I like David Spade. I remember hearing him describe the murder attempt on his life. Terrifying.

Adam Sandler seems like a guy who takes care of his friends and never forgot his SNL buddies. He usually casts alot of SNL alumni.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 23, 2015 01:40 PM (Rnlee)

625 Bobby Orr moved onto the street I lived on in junior high and high school. Supposedly, he is a very nice guy and he often comes out to play street hockey with the neighborhood kids.

For those non-hockey fans, this is sort of like having a god come out to play.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:40 PM (OGm46)

626 Met Brad Thor at a book event a couple of years ago. We actually hung out with him, his wife, and attractive SiL, who kept swearing she new my husband. Nicest guy in the world, and funny. Spent about 15 minutes with him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:40 PM (FsuaD)

627 143 If we can't have Walker/Rubio, we'll just have to make do with Rubio/Walker.



Either way. Works just fine.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 10:46 AM (ljZD2)


Why not just go with Bush / McCain?

Fine upstanding, decent fellows who just want to be our RIGHT wing totalitarian big-government overlords.

Posted by: Aunt Esther at September 23, 2015 01:40 PM (0dcbp)

628 I once saw AirForce one fly over...
Posted by: Colin
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Yesterday, the citizens of Tick Bite, NC saw Pope One fly over, and over, and over, and over...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:40 PM (9mTYi)

629

I was in an elevator with Kenny Rogers once. Back when he had a face.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at September 23, 2015 01:41 PM (dFi94)

630 new -- knew

dammit

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:41 PM (FsuaD)

631 He also wears Crocs. Which, as Adam Corolla quipped, is like getting a beejer from a dude, which feels great until you look down and realize you're gay.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:38 PM (2Ojst)

What's wrong with Crocs? I've never had a pair, but always thought they looked comfortable, and convenient.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:41 PM (9UV3C)

632 He also wears Crocs. Which, as Adam Corolla quipped, is like getting a beejer from a dude, which feels great until you look down and realize you're gay.


You DO know what the holes in Crocs are for, don't you?

That's where your dignity drains out.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:41 PM (hUQVp)

633 /begone you fugly faced sock

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 01:41 PM (0dcbp)

634 I've done Corporate Event/Theater work for a long time, and met a bunch of Celebrities along the way. I was happy to meet 5% of them. The rest were as bad as you could imagine.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at September 23, 2015 01:42 PM (1eYr7)

635 Can I interest you in a nice Ferrari?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:39 PM (9mTYi)

heh.

But at least with a Ferrari, you get an awesomely fun sports car when it works.

With a Viking stove you get... what? 6 burners? How often do you need 6 burners?

I mean functionally it does the same job in the same way as a $50 hot plate.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:42 PM (AkOaV)

636 Ah. I always focus on the story of the adulteress, because I'm *always* getting anti-christian bigots trying to misuse the whole no sin, first stone thing.
Posted by: GMan at September 23, 2015 01:34 PM (sxq57)


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


I tend to focus on the adulteresses too. Because......you know........adulteresses.

Posted by: Soona at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (Fmupd)

637 "I find it so hard to believe that someone running for president knows
nothing about the ex/im bank or foreign policy or immigration and has
never given any serious thought to any of those issues."

I don't find that hard to believe at all. It seems pretty obvious that most politicians know their immediate portfolio cold, and not much outside of that portfolio. That same Politico article described Walker's work habits and willingness to learn as like a "machine," but he obviously wasn't up to speed as soon as he needed to be.

I'm pretty sure Walker could tell you where every body is buried in Wisconsin, but that didn't prepare him for the bigger stage, unfortunately.

Honestly, only Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina, and Bush appear, amongst the top tier currently, to have shown any facility with a broad range of national issues. Carson and Trump are both laughably ignorant, and guys like Santorum, Graham and Jindal know a shit-ton but have no chance.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (ljZD2)

638 Bobby Orr moved onto the street I lived on in junior
high and high school. Supposedly, he is a very nice guy and he often
comes out to play street hockey with the neighborhood kids.



For those non-hockey fans, this is sort of like having a god come out to play.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:40 PM (OGm46)
=================

Ya. Wow.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (dFi94)

639 >>For those non-hockey fans, this is sort of like having a god come out to play.

Yeah, I met him at an office event when they put in a Bobby Orr statue in the main entrance atrium (in Waltham). Seemed like such a low-key guy, as do most hockey players. My Bruins-superfan BF at the time was so jealous.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (NOIQH)

640 You DO know what the holes in Crocs are for, don't you?

That's where your dignity drains out.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:41 PM (hUQVp)

Lol. Is that all it is? Dignity? I have none of that anyway.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (9UV3C)

641 I tend to focus on the adulteresses too. Because......you know........adulteresses.



Get their phone numbers!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:44 PM (hUQVp)

642
Soft celebrity hands? Yehudi Menuhin, backstage at the Kennedy Center. Striking how soft his hands were, like a baby's. I figured a violinist would have the hands of a steelworker or anesthesiologist from before there were automatic respirators.

Lots of public figure/celebrity interactions, due to where I worked for years. Gonna think of the best one before I spill.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:44 PM (QDnY+)

643 I mean functionally it does the same job in the same way as a $50 hot plate.


You never know when you might wake up as Martha Stewart.

Hey, it could happen.

Posted by: eleven at September 23, 2015 01:44 PM (5emfi)

644 With a Viking stove you get... what? 6 burners?
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Well, you make a fair point. With the Ferrari, you only get a single burner, as it were.

They've been spontaneously combusting in recent years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:45 PM (9mTYi)

645 Crap. Stroke fail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (9mTYi)


And there's a low floater over the plate...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 23, 2015 01:45 PM (7MWCL)

646 Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (ljZD2)

I just find it inconceivable that anyone running for office would need to hire a bunch of "policy advisers" (read: RNC operatives) before they opine on an issue.

I mean, I certainly wouldn't.

I can't think of a single political subject that I would not feel comfortable speaking about off the top of my head.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:45 PM (AkOaV)

647 I mean functionally it does the same job in the same way as a $50 hot plate.


You never know when you might wake up as next to Martha Stewart.

Hey, it could happen.



Fixed for alternate ending.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:46 PM (hUQVp)

648 It seems pretty obvious that most politicians know their immediate
portfolio cold, and not much outside of that portfolio. That same
Politico article described Walker's work habits and willingness to learn
as like a "machine," but he obviously wasn't up to speed as soon as he
needed to be.


Carson and Trump are both laughably ignorant


Got that people?

The guys Tdaddy likes are just "not up to speed".

The guys he hates are "laughably ignorant".

Totally logical and unemotional process going on here. Pay close attention and be informed!

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 01:46 PM (0dcbp)

649 Oh and my sister had a friend in high school who came from a very wealthy family. They had a gorgeous home, estate really, with a pool and a pool house.

Dave Cowens lived in the pool house his first couple years in the league.

Damn, I've been so close to celebrity yet so far.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 23, 2015 01:46 PM (OGm46)

650 And there's a low floater over the plate...
Posted by: Alberta
---------------

On the ONT, it would have been a three-bagger.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:46 PM (9mTYi)

651 Ace must be on teh twitterz.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 23, 2015 01:47 PM (FsuaD)

652 You'll get Jeb/Marco and you will like it.

Posted by: The Money at September 23, 2015 01:47 PM (PuC0q)

653 645 Crap. Stroke fail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:27 PM (9mTYi)


And there's a low floater over the plate...
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 23, 2015 01:45 PM (7MWCL)

You ain't kiddin'.

Posted by: Billy Squier at September 23, 2015 01:47 PM (2Ojst)

654 "That commenters on a blog that was designed circa 1985 know more about the major issues then the politicians running for higher office?

I think it might be true. Which is a scary thought."

Well, I think this blog pulls from a more informed crowd than most blogs.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (LzzEz)

655 And I've seen NO evidence that Bush or anyone else knows more on policy than anyone else.

He and Carly (for example) seem to be able to memorize talking points and facts and figures that are fed to them, but that doesn't say much to me.

Policy is more then repeating what some hired gun tells you to say, it's actually understanding the issues and making your own decisions on what you think is right and thinking for yourself.

The only candidate that I know of that can speak fluently on any political subject without couching is Rand Paul. But of course he will not get anywhere near the nomination.

I guess I just assume that someone asking for my vote for President has at a bare minimum the same amount of knowledge about the world around him that I, an average citizen with no political experience or ambitions have.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (AkOaV)

656 So did you get her number?

Did she ask you to go skinny dipping in the hotel pool?


Alas, no...she had just married Ricky Taubman (who had a crap ton of money and some pretty epic hair) so she wasn't interested in some dumb bank examiner.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (eytER)

657 Ace must be on teh twitterz.


Nope. Not a sign of his furry balls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (JtwS4)

658 I've got a couple, but if I were running for office I would correct that in about 5 minutes.

The difference between someone like you or I, and THEM, is that they don't really have a guiding philosophy, or are not being honest about what their philosophy is, and therefore cannot extrapolate an answer on the spot. They have to rehearse something.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (9UV3C)

659 coaching*

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (AkOaV)

660 trumpetdaddy are you familiar with the term "pimp" as a noun and as a verb "to pimp"??

As in "He was a pimp for his boy Walker on every website he posted on." or "He wasted time continuing to pimp for Walker after Walker gave up and quit his Presidential campaign early and flounced away in a huff."

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 01:49 PM (0dcbp)

661 I worked with Eddie Yost's daughter. She was just the nicest, funnest person. Never managed to get to her house for a bbq, though, which was a shame because she knew all the Red Sox players (she had a hand-me-down grill from Buckner, IIRC).

Posted by: Lizzy at September 23, 2015 01:49 PM (NOIQH)

662 The difference between someone like you or I, and THEM, is that they don't really have a guiding philosophy, or are not being honest about what their philosophy is, and therefore cannot extrapolate an answer on the spot. They have to rehearse something.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (9UV3C)

I think you're right.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:49 PM (AkOaV)

663
JackStraw - amazing about Orr (this from someone who grew up on the Mexican border).

Have played hockey most of my life, still do, a few brushes-with-greatness from that sector too.

Played for years with the son of Bruins Hall of Famer Ed Westfall (he came out to our practices a few times, and brought a Wash Capital vet with him).

Learned a neat semi-dirty trick from Yvon Cournouyer, Montreal legend, on the ice at a tournament once (he actually came on the ice to teach us some of his old tricks). A way to disrupt a puck-carrier from behind, legally, with your stick, by pushing down on his rear hand (a trick useful to me, as someone often finding himself behind the opposition puck-carrier ....).

And at the last tournament I went to with my old team from back east, in Chicago, after our last game we went to the pub/sports bar on the next block. Turns out to be Denis Savard's favorite hangout - he comes up, buys us beers and food, and we talk hockey for hours.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 01:49 PM (QDnY+)

664 Cruz knows basically everything about everything, but he isn't great at hiding the fact that he thinks he's explaining things to a toddler.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 01:50 PM (LzzEz)

665 I must remind myself that no news is good news, generally speaking...

Posted by: Max Power at September 23, 2015 01:50 PM (q177U)

666 Well, I think this blog pulls from a more informed crowd than most blogs.
Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 01:48 PM (LzzEz)

I suppose the sample might be a little skewed.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:50 PM (AkOaV)

667 I suppose the sample might be a little skewed.
Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:50 PM (AkOaV)

We're more than a little skewed...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:51 PM (2Ojst)

668 My husband works for a sitting congressman. That's about as close as I get to "fame."

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 01:51 PM (LzzEz)

669 Oooh, mynewhandle got Comment of the Beast!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (2Ojst)

670 I can't think of a single political subject that I would not feel comfortable speaking about off the top of my head.
Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:45 PM (AkOaV)

685 is a response to this. Derp.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (9UV3C)

671 I took my clothes out of the dryer, put away, my roommate & me made scrambled eggs, an entire dozen between the two of us, ate, cleaned up & this thread is still open.

I wonder if Ace is on Twitter.

Posted by: Carol at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (XRUmC)

672 664 Cruz knows basically everything about everything, but he isn't great at hiding the fact that he thinks he's explaining things to a toddler.
Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 01:50 PM (LzzEz)

Oh. Yeah, I forgot about Cruz.

Yeah, I'll give him that. From what I've seen he seems to "get it" BUT at the same time the "I was rickrolled by Mitch McConnell" bullshit kind of leads me to believe that either a) he was lying or b) he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (AkOaV)

673 Honestly, only Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina, and Bush appear, amongst the top tier currently, to have shown any facility with a broad range of national issues. Carson and Trump are both laughably ignorant, and guys like Santorum, Graham and Jindal know a shit-ton but have no chance.
Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:43 PM (ljZD2)

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Yet, Rubio, at first chance, teams up with Schumer to force feed Amnesty down our throats, and Bush loves Common Core so much he wants to have sex with it.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (LXJ1e)

674 "I must remind myself that no news is good news, generally speaking..."

Nah. No news just means they're hiding shit.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (LzzEz)

675 geeze. 658 I mean.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (9UV3C)

676 685 is a response to this. Derp.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (9UV3C)

Ah, a post from the future...

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (AkOaV)

677 You never know when you might wake up as next to Martha Stewart.
Hey, it could happen.


I wouldn't mind waking up next to Martha Stewart. I always found her rather hot, for some reason.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 23, 2015 01:53 PM (zF6Iw)

678 but he isn't great at hiding the fact that he thinks he's explaining things to a toddler.
Posted by: Lauren
---------------

Trump, on the other hand, speaks their language.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:53 PM (9mTYi)

679 670 I can't think of a single political subject that I would not feel comfortable speaking about off the top of my head.
Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:45 PM (AkOaV)

685 is a response to this. Derp.
Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (9UV3C)

Does Ace know you're using the time machine that he totally does not have?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 23, 2015 01:53 PM (2Ojst)

680 We're more than a little skewed...



Check back on the ONT. Heavily stewed.

Oh, wait. You said skewed.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 23, 2015 01:54 PM (hUQVp)

681 "Cruz knows basically everything about everything, but he isn't great at
hiding the fact that he thinks he's explaining things to a toddler."

Cruz apparently didn't even attempt explanations when he went on Colbert's show the other night, and got hit with barrages of REAGAN WAS PRO-AMNESTY YAH and with REAGAN SIGNED HUGE TAX INCREASES DIDN'T HE.

Replying calmly and factually to that kind of stuff should be Republican Presidential Candidate 101. The elementary basics.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 01:54 PM (noWW6)

682 I wouldn't mind waking up next to Martha Stewart. I always found her rather hot, for some reason.

A) because you have excellent taste, and

2) because she was a model



http://bit.ly/1MJgzLb

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 23, 2015 01:54 PM (JtwS4)

683 You'll take my crocs from my cold, dead feet!

I don't care! I can walk without limping! Make fun all you like, but I'm all in with all colors.

I try to keep my black ones for dress (with black socks).

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 23, 2015 01:54 PM (MIKMs)

684 migrate to the ace n00d. guess he's alive.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 23, 2015 01:54 PM (AkOaV)

685 685 is a response to this. Derp.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:52 PM (9UV3C)


Serious question: What will I be when I grow up?

Don't leave me hanging, oh seer of the FUTURE.

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 01:54 PM (0dcbp)

686 678 but he isn't great at hiding the fact that he thinks he's explaining things to a toddler.
Posted by: Lauren
---------------

Trump, on the other hand, speaks their language.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 01:53 PM (9mTYi)

Lol.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:55 PM (9UV3C)

687 I saw Archduke Franz Ferdinand drive by in an open car once.

Once.
Posted by: Gavrilo Princip

I saw a ship dissing me, and I cut the bitch.

Posted by: The iceberg at September 23, 2015 01:55 PM (326rv)

688 Wait.



685 was me.


*mind. blown*





How do you do it , Sambo?

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 01:56 PM (0dcbp)

689 Report: Russia Building Two New Military Bases in Syria

Satellite images show Russia is building weapons storage and military outpost, while US tries to find ways to work with Moscow.

"Work with Moscow"? More like bend over and take it up the ass if you ask me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2015 01:56 PM (DUoqb)

690 "but he isn't great at hiding the fact that he thinks he's explaining things to a toddler.

Posted by: Lauren

---------------
Trump, on the other hand, speaks their language."


Trump is fluent in toddler. Whine, scream, throw things, spit up, shit themselves. Cry for Daddy to fix everything for them.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 23, 2015 01:56 PM (ljZD2)

691 "Do you see all those houses in that village?," said the man on the hill outside of town. "I built those houses. But do they call me a home builder? No."

"Do you see all of those roads in the village? I helped build all those roads. But do they call me a road builder? No." The man continued.

"But you fuck one goat.."

Joke told by the guy who transposed one digit.

Posted by: Sambo at September 23, 2015 01:58 PM (9UV3C)

692 Sambo----"...they don't really have a guiding philosophy,..."
-----------
THIS.

I do not support Rand Paul but he clearly has one.
Reagan definitely had one.
Cruz.....I think so.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 23, 2015 02:03 PM (cN9Sk)

693
I stroked my monkey while looking at pictures of Sophia Loren in a swimsuit all the while munching on Doritos. I wasn't double clutching, but using my left hand for the munchies and the right for Little Dickie.

Posted by: Dick Morris at September 23, 2015 02:04 PM (OiFtZ)

694 Umm. TMI, dude.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at September 23, 2015 02:05 PM (/Ho8c)

695 Trump is fluent in toddler. Whine, scream, throw things, spit up, shit themselves. Cry for Daddy to fix everything for them.

Yes. That is exactly what he does. Which is why he is a billionaire and you are petty , angry little man posting spittle-flecked hateful comments on the internet.

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 02:08 PM (0dcbp)

696 trumpetdaddy, if you were able to separate your emotions from your comments, you might begin to be interesting.

Food for thought.

Posted by: Mortimer at September 23, 2015 02:10 PM (0dcbp)

697 I once saw Ronald Reagan give a speech in Sacramento at the Capitol building. It was far away, but I could hear him. Not very impressive "close-encounter," but I was impressed at the time.

Posted by: California Girl at September 23, 2015 02:24 PM (l+qoZ)

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