Overnight Open Thread (2-15-2016) – Washington's Birthday Edition

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Quote of the Day I

Liberals love to say things like, 'We're just asking everyone to pay their fair share.' But government is not about asking. It is about telling. The difference is fundamental. It is the difference between making love and being raped, between working for a living and being a slave. The Internal Revenue service is not asking anybody to do anything. It confiscates your assets and puts you behind bars if you don't pay.

-- Thomas Sowell

Quote of the Day II

It is remarkable how easily vast numbers of people now accept that truth is subordinate to the needs of ideological conformity - as we saw in Europe on New Year's Eve, when politicians, police and press colluded to cover up mass sexual assault - and, as their cover-up unraveled, millions of self-described progressives and feminists indignantly insisted that the cover-up had been the correct call.

In the end, the official lies will cost you your world.

-- Mark Steyn

Quote of the Day III

When you yammer about a nonexistent "rape culture" at home, and then import millions from a genuine rape culture, it's not likely to go well. And you can't acknowledge anything good about Western men, or that would defeat the entire purpose of feminism, which is to cow and silence Western men.

-- Glenn Reynolds

Quote of the Day IV

We did our best: we ate earthworms, both raw and cooked, and any other flotsam tossed up by the valley that we could keep down. We scraped a squirrel off the road and had it with wood sorrel and wild garlic. But there were Burt's regular gifts, which we had neither the discipline nor the churlishness to refuse, and lying guiltily at the bottom of the backpack were sardines, tuna and beans. "It's ridiculous to think you can know this wood like a badger," Burt said a week or so later. "You can't even know it like me. A man whose DNA has been sloshing round this wood for half a millennium knows more about a badger's world than someone who sniffs and slithers for a few weeks."

-- From the Guardian article, 'My Life As a Badger'

Hey Remember Peak Oil?

And the permanent end to cheap oil? Ah good times, good times.

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On the Liberal vs. Conservative View

Next, Professor Wisse explained why she is a political conservative. "When I look at any policy, I ask myself: What is the worst outcome that can happen?" Liberals, she said, are fixated on the best outcome. The liberal outlook ignores history and reality.

I found this definition unique. Actually, it makes a great deal of sense. My liberal friends in Hollywood are always telling me that the Obama-Kerry Iran deal is a good thing because, well, good stuff might result from it.

But good things rarely emerge from theocratic, Jew-hating fascists who boast of the genocide to come.

Professor Wisse closed her remarks with something Seraphic Secret has been saying for years. If history has taught anything, she said, it is this: When someone says he is going to murder the Jews, believe him.

Question: When Doesn't the MSM Mention a Republican's Party Affiliation?

Blast from the past: Red Army Faction Suspected in 2015 German Supermarket Armed Robbery

Because even terrorists need some way to pay for their retirements. And hey they've still got all those Soviet-supplied weapons and explosives from the 70s and 80s stashed away...

German police are hunting for three veteran far-left militants for attacking money vans with machine guns and a grenade-launcher, apparently seeking to pay for their retirements on the run.
Police found DNA matching that of the fugitives of the disbanded Red Army Faction (RAF) at the scene of a botched armed robbery last June, and prosecutors also linked the three to a similar attack last December.
Two men and one woman have been wanted for decades as members of the anti-capitalist RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, which rocked Germany with a wave of bombings, killings and kidnappings targeting political and business leaders from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

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Cosmo Goes All In on Gun Control: Defines New Term, 'Gunsplaining'

Why argue an issue with a man when you just know better.

Why You Should Never Date a "Gunsplainer"

We've all met mansplainers, but have you ever met a similarly dreadful gunsplainer? He's the type of guy who will attempt to hit on you by calling you "schnookums" and, like the mansplainer, he will condescend to you about why you're safer in a world where guns are easier to buy than Sudafed, or how a good guy with a gun is the best antidote to a bad guy with a gun.

He may echo the words of National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who said in 2013, "The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun."

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And We All Know What Men Who Love Guns Are Really Compensating For Right?

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Is Titanium Bullet-Proof?

Almost.

Hey remember the Beepocalypse? U.S. Honeybee Colonies Hit a 20-Year High

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Ivory is Back

Wooly mammoth ivory that is.

Russian mammoth ivory exports have been increasing steadily, averaging approximately 17 tonnes per year for 1991-2000 and averaging 60 tonnes per year for 2001-2013.

The 2016 European Sauna Marathon in Estonia

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News You Can Use: How to Survive Falling Through the Ice

You might live for hours after you pass out if you can avoid drowning, but that requires some planning. After falling in, you will have about 10 minutes before your muscle and nerve fibers become too cold to function. If, after several attempts to hoist yourself out, you feel too weak to continue, lay your arms across the ice and remain still. You want your jacket to freeze in place so that when you lose consciousness, you'll be held there, your head above the water. Frozen prone at the lip of the hole, you'll remain visible and can still be saved long after you black out, a tactic Giesbrecht calls 'widening the window of opportunity for rescue.'

RIP VGA

You served us well Mr. 15-pin connector.

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Sex Show Cancelled Over Cannibalism Fears

The Yahoo AoSHQ group - it's got electrolytes and law degrees and shit.

And my twitter thang.

Tonight's post brought to you by the tools of the Dillinger gang:

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1 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 11:17 PM (YJmuy)

2 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

3 Top ten??

Posted by: Octiparan at February 15, 2016 11:18 PM (xM739)

4 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:18 PM (EzgxV)

5 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2016 11:19 PM (KCxzN)

6 'Night nightstalkers.

Posted by: dogfish at February 15, 2016 11:19 PM (0O2Lr)

7 heyo

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:19 PM (AkOaV)

8 AND i read (skimmed) the comments.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:19 PM (AkOaV)

9 Free at last!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:20 PM (WOyz5)

10 Bernie Sanders, A Candidate of Failure, Envy, and Scapegoating

Bernie Sanders is a bitter old man. He is also a failure who can only draw a steady paycheck by sucking off the government teat as a politician.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11105

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 15, 2016 11:20 PM (vBeA5)

11 Another solid ONT

Posted by: Backtoga at February 15, 2016 11:20 PM (/22Vh)

12 Hola all.

Posted by: Blano at February 15, 2016 11:20 PM (3eoPa)

13 comments = content. yikes

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:21 PM (AkOaV)

14 George Washington had slaves, doncha know. So America deserves to die.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (sl+zA)

15 AND i read (skimmed) the comments.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


*hoses down Harry*


Just a precaution, sir.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (1xUj/)

16 willowed right out of the gate:

Horde-sourcing: my Eotech EXPS 2-2 sight must have been damaged in the canoe accident, as it has stopped turning on.

So even though I swearsies don't have anything to attach it to, I'd like it to function, just for the principle of the thing.

So in looking on the interwebs, I find that L3 is in a big pile of stink with the Feds over their products and is offering rebates.

Since I have a brick I reckon I'll take advantage.

So--has everyone but me already heard about this? Anyone else returning a sight?

And what are people buying as a replacement? I liked the thing while it worked. Like, when I walked around pretending it was attached to something and yelling bang and stuff.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (TqXWc)

17 so who is going to get riproriously drunk and turn off all of the new HA turned aoshq newbs?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (AkOaV)

18 Brah - Vo Maet. Those quotes should all be put on vinyl banners and flown behind planes at Bernie Sanders conventions. Fucking brilliant.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (ubByS)

19 News You Can Use: How to Survive Falling Through the Ice
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Good stuff to know since I'm an ice fisherman.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

20 Greetings, Hot Air refugees!

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2016 11:23 PM (vsbNu)

21 *hoses down Harry*


Just a precaution, sir.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (1xUj/)

::nods::

thank you sir.

So did you bring atc to plan b burger or what?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:23 PM (AkOaV)

22 And here we are.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 15, 2016 11:23 PM (9ltS8)

23 Ok Horde, how many of you know who that is handling the big gun?? : )

Posted by: Blano at February 15, 2016 11:23 PM (3eoPa)

24 Last call for Hot Gas comments. Last Call.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (FohCt)

25 Maet, I know you usually post at the bottom of the ONT where to send tips, but I didn't see it tonight or last night. I have a hilarious picture to send to you.....

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (K27gs)

26 Uh oh, will this thread be abuzz with bee jokes and puns?

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (vsbNu)

27 all those HARFs downstairs wondering where everyone went...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (KCxzN)

28 26 Uh oh, will this thread be abuzz with bee jokes and puns?
Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (vsbNu)

You're just trying to pollinate that pun.

Won't happen on my watch. Nosiree.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (AkOaV)

29 first !!!!!

Posted by: jake at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (Rtn6b)

30 Dillinger sure had a lot of Glocks, AK-47s and AR-15 assault rifles.

Posted by: dogfish at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (0O2Lr)

31 "I'm a highschool teacher, not an action hero"

I just don't get this. Why would you want to leave yourself vulnerable?

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (0C2f1)

32 "My Life as a Badger." Oh fuck you.

Posted by: honey badger at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (8aOqE)

33 Repost from last thread since I got willowed:

Btw, if anyone is looking for a decent Cinnamon whiskey, try Jim Beam Kentucky Fire. It has more bourbon flavor than Jack Daniels (less candied?) and is quite a bit cheaper ($15 vs $26.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (iHjB5)

34 The Political Hat at February 15, 2016 11:20 PM (vBeA5)

He's been bitter since his conception.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (voOPb)

35 17 so who is going to get riproriously drunk and turn off all of the new HA turned aoshq newbs?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:22 PM (AkOaV)
***
Yo!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (lutOX)

36 29 first !!!!!
Posted by: jake at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (Rtn6b)

as long as you IDENTIFY as first, that's all that matters.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (AkOaV)

37 Evening, everyone!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (fC9RO)

38 Hey Remember Peak Oil?

And yet zerohedge commenters haven't spontaneously combusted as in my four-color fantasy.

Red Army Faction Suspected in 2015 German Supermarket Armed Robbery

If that isn't a line up of the definitional 'swivel-eyed loon,' I don't know what is.

Tonight's post brought to you by the tools of the Dillinger gang:

Not even an oblique ref to his dick in a jar? For shame...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (WLpmE)

39 Yo!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (lutOX)

ah yes, you certainly would be a good choice.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (AkOaV)

40 I think it was Dillinger who had a 1911 converted to full auto.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (sl+zA)

41 26 Uh oh, will this thread be abuzz with bee jokes and puns?
Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2016 11:24 PM (vsbNu)
***
We'd best leave this to the professionals:

Eric the Half-a-Bee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlrsqGal64w

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (lutOX)

42 Refugees from Hot Air are welcome to post here, but first you will blow me.

P.S. Offer limited to gorgeous Ukrainian supermodels.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (xnAyb)

43 Mmm. Boneless Wings Meal.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (WOyz5)

44 Everything liberals predict is wrong. End of cheap oil. Florida under water due to global warming. No more bees. No more snow. Every fucking thing they say is wrong. Every single fucking thing.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (p+Xhr)

45 39 Yo!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (lutOX)

ah yes, you certainly would be a good choice.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (AkOaV)
***
Look, it's best for everyone if they go into this things with their eyes open and all illusions stripped away.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (lutOX)

46 "Red Army Faction Suspected In 2015 German Supermarket Armed Robbery"

The Cold War called, guys; it wants its terrorists back.

Posted by: T at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (NctcF)

47 Didn't Dillinger have a BAR?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (r6bSH)

48 So did you bring atc to plan b burger or what?

Heh, I forgot that WeHa was part of your checkered past.

I quite like Plan B, but we didn't get there. I don't actually like being here much, so to show her the Way of My People I took her to the Cape. Had drinks at the Squire in Chatham and fried clams at Land Ho in Orleans.

Did have breakfast at Peterson's for some local color.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (1xUj/)

49 Two men and one woman have been wanted for decades as members of the anti-capitalist RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang

My dad was a CID agent in Stuttgart in the mid '70s. spent some time chasing them around.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (o78gS)

50 like the mansplainer, he will condescend to you

Because women are never condescending, right?
When it comes to being condescending, take a good look at the Beast's facial expressions.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (kGrwF)

51
RIP VGA

[expletive deleted] I have a viewsonic monitor that has both digital and analog input. However, the damn thing insists on locking on the digital input even though my desktop puts out analog only. It is useless to me. I can't switch the damn thing back to analog.

It looks like the new windows boot up code tests the monitor, and the damn monitor thinks it should be looking for digital input.

Google doesn't help except to serve up pages of other users having the same problem.

Corrective action reads like "Hold down button one and four while standing on one foot, and jumping up and down screaming obscenities while you cycle the power on and off three times in ten seconds." (It doesn't fix the problem)

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (t8+i3)

52 Due to a labor dispute the ONT bathrooms will not be cleaned until further notice. So you'll have to carefully navigate your own filth.


So we hire HA immigrants since morons are too good for that kind of work?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

53 If they get that 'Hot Air to Facebook Comments' thread (at Hot Air) to go over 9000, there will be lulz. Current count, 5,743.

Posted by: Vegeta at February 15, 2016 11:29 PM (JA5Qu)

54 40 I think it was Dillinger who had a 1911 converted to full auto.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (sl+zA)
***
That would be the one with the Thomspon fore-grip, the compensator, and the mondo mag...

Looks like it'd be a hell of a lot of fun...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:29 PM (lutOX)

55 47
Didn't Dillinger have a BAR?


Posted by: Willy J. at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (r6bSH)

The Barrow gang's preferred weapon.

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 11:29 PM (8aOqE)

56 The Red Army is taking down Piggly Wigglys now? How far the vanguard of the revolution has fallen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:29 PM (sl+zA)

57 40 I think it was Dillinger who had a 1911 converted to full auto.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:26 PM (sl+zA)


That must be that pistol with the front hand grip & Peter North-long magazine in the case.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 15, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

58 44
Everything liberals predict is wrong. End of cheap oil. Florida under
water due to global warming. No more bees. No more snow. Every fucking
thing they say is wrong. Every single fucking thing.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (p+Xhr)


]They are passionately and devoutly wrong about everything. This is because there's a unifying philosophy they all adhere to, which is the idea that there is no objective truth in pertains to politics and human events. When you reject truth, and all that remains is lies and madness.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:30 PM (HalrA)

59 Is it wrong that when I read about the Red Army Faction I immediately thought of the video game?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2016 11:30 PM (iHjB5)

60 If any graphics connector deserves to die, it's not VGA. It's DisplayPort, The Port That Only Dell Uses While It Ignores HDMI(c).

DVI probably should go before VGA.

Idjits.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 15, 2016 11:30 PM (B8JRQ)

61 " If they get that 'Hot Air to Facebook Comments' thread (at Hot Air) to go over 9000, there will be lulz. Current count, 5,743."

I don't know why they haven't locked it yet. They usually shut those things down quickly.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (0C2f1)

62 Heh, I forgot that WeHa was part of your checkered past.

I quite like Plan B, but we didn't get there. I don't actually like being here much, so to show her the Way of My People I took her to the Cape. Had drinks at the Squire in Chatham and fried clams at Land Ho in Orleans.

Did have breakfast at Peterson's for some local color.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (1xUj/)

;-).

Damn that's some driving for food.

Best brunch in the whole state though? Half Door on Sisson Ave.

Shitty neighborhood, but amazing food. Owned by the plan b people.

Spent a lot of time there when I was younger. Probably the bar I got kicked out of the most (justifiably).

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (AkOaV)

63 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (KCxzN)

64 Is that old single shot smokepole a Winchester 37?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (HN0N1)

65 So, had an interview and a job offer today - returning to my old industry (semiconductors) after a two year romp in the groves of academia.

It's been fun, but it's time to go. I'll miss the nieces, of course, but, well, this place will have interns....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (lutOX)

66 Look, it's best for everyone if they go into this things with their eyes open and all illusions stripped away.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (lutOX)


Too bad this couldn't happen on a weekend. I'd love to join in the craziness, but I have to get ready for work.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (HalrA)

67 Watching "Top Secret!" on amazon Prime. The opening credits alone could not be made today. Surf skeet shooting. Ha!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (iHjB5)

68 @31
Because guns are ickier than dicks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (voOPb)

69 That titanium plate shooting vid reminds me. I did see some titanium plate body armor for sale.
No I did not check the price.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)

70 "" If they get that 'Hot Air to Facebook Comments' thread (at Hot Air) to go over 9000, there will be lulz. Current count, 5,743."

I don't know why they haven't locked it yet. They usually shut those things down quickly."

It's funny that they are still banning people.

Of course, people are also posting their own cut-and-paste ban notices in the thread.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (xnAyb)

71 Is there a good book on Baader-Meinhoff?

Posted by: Josephistan at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (7qAYi)

72 LOFL, that life as a badger article!

Posted by: keena at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (RiTnx)

73 Hey ya'll. This seems to a very civil ONT. Any predictions as to when it's gonna go to crap?

Will the HA refugees stay up for the ONT? Time will tell.

Posted by: Farmer at February 15, 2016 11:33 PM (o/90i)

74 Forget about peak oil, I want me some peek sauna.

Posted by: Octiparan at February 15, 2016 11:33 PM (xM739)

75 Dillinger's most dangerous weapon... a derringer.

Posted by: Rolling Stone at February 15, 2016 11:33 PM (H9MG5)

76 Easier to buy a Gun than Sudafed?

Well, no.

But either way we can blame Government, Sugar Tits.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:33 PM (X5+7H)

77 66 Look, it's best for everyone if they go into this things with their eyes open and all illusions stripped away.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:27 PM (lutOX)


Too bad this couldn't happen on a weekend. I'd love to join in the craziness, but I have to get ready for work.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (HalrA)
***
You gotta figure there will be time, there will be time enough before the taking of toast and tea.....

We'll all have our fun with the freshmen....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:33 PM (lutOX)

78 Not proof exactly since it's Hollywoodish. But they do list the BAR as a gun used by the Dillinger gang.

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Dillinger_%281973%29

Posted by: Willy J. at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (r6bSH)

79 knowing what I know now about the ME and Islam.

There is no way I'd go back and support invading Iraq in 2003.

bombing the shiite out of them prolly.

but that whole democracy for Iraq was a mistake and people who knew better needed to speak up

democracy and islam are like fish needing bycycles

Posted by: jake at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (Rtn6b)

80 I saw Dillinger's Derringers open up for Mini Kiss at Busch Gardens last Summer!

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (X5+7H)

81 Everything liberals predict is wrong. End of cheap oil. Florida under water due to global warming. No more bees. No more snow. Every fucking thing they say is wrong. Every single fucking thing.

It's because they're "ideology" is just being irrational.

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (Vz7fy)

82 I just don't get this. Why would you want to leave yourself vulnerable?

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (0C2f1)


Because in their madness, they'd rather be a victim and die than be wrong about the fundamental nature of reality. IE, that there really are monsters out there and that big daddy government won't be there to save you when they come out of their lairs.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (HalrA)

83 Where all the Bee girls at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bee at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (FkBIv)

84 their ideology - d'oh!

had a long night had to drive back and forth to my kid's hockey practice on sheets of ice

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (Vz7fy)

85 69 That titanium plate shooting vid reminds me. I did see some titanium plate body armor for sale.
No I did not check the price.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)
***
Vlad's boys used a version of it in Chechnya, to pretty good effect, as I recall.

Betcha you could find some surplus somewhere...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (lutOX)

86 Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Peak Bees at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (vsbNu)

87 News services here just 1.5 years ago were going on about pesticides (or Wi-Fi?) undoubtedly being the culprit behind the bee-icide. Kate at SDA posted a chart of the worldwide honey bee population and they were all rising dramatically. And I recall reading years and years ago at Junk Science that there have been similar unexplained bee die-offs in the past including North America in the very early 20th Century.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (WOyz5)

88 "Con mucho gusto me llamo Bradley,
I'm hornier than Ron Jeremy..."

Posted by: Sublime at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (UnJ7w)

89 Tomorrow is our states primary election. We have to show ID I'm fine with that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

90 " Every fucking thing they say is wrong. Every single fucking thing. "

And yet...

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (0C2f1)

91 Not foist!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (ntObR)

92 It looks like the new windows boot up code tests the monitor, and the damn monitor thinks it should be looking for digital input.

Google doesn't help except to serve up pages of other users having the same problem.

Corrective action reads like "Hold down button one and four while standing on one foot, and jumping up and down screaming obscenities while you cycle the power on and off three times in ten seconds." (It doesn't fix the problem)
Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 11:28 PM (t8+i3)

*****

Get a USB to HDMI adapter, one that comes with driver software loaded on it.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (YLidQ)

93 It's also hilarious that Hot Air management is blithely recommending that people set up anonymous Facebook accounts to post.

(Hint: anonymous accounts are against Facebook's Terms of Service, and don't work anyway - Facebook tracks IP addresses.)

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (xnAyb)

94 In before 100?

That new thread smell doesn't linger long anymore with the gasfugees here.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (AJeMv)

95 Hey everybody.

Life is good. Completely flattened a race hustler at FB today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (ntObR)

96 So, had an interview and a job offer today - returning to my old industry (semiconductors) after a two year romp in the groves of academia.

It's been fun, but it's time to go. I'll miss the nieces, of course, but, well, this place will have interns....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:31 PM (lutOX)

Congrats on the new job.

Better keep us updated, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Blano at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (3eoPa)

97 A derringer wasn't Dillinger's most dangerous weapon, IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: The Lady In Red at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (sl+zA)

98 It's because they're "ideology" is just being irrational.

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at February 15, 2016 11:34 PM (Vz7fy)


As I said, it's a rejection of objective truth.

As anyone with two functioning brain cells can tell you, the statement that there is no truth is self-refuting. Theirs is an anti-philosophy based on opposition to the principles of Western civilization, particularly its root in objectivity and reason. It seeks to replace them with subjectivity and feeling. Their way is madness.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:37 PM (HalrA)

99 Palpatine, congratulations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:37 PM (ntObR)

100 I'm so happy that you have all allowed me to unilaterally change the TOS and use all of your personal information for whatever purpose I choose. I thank you, the NSA thanks you, and my little guy Maxima Chan's future hinges on your continual free offering of personal information.

Carry on.

Posted by: Zuckerberg at February 15, 2016 11:37 PM (OvUux)

101 Lauren, maybe the only contact that teacher has had with guns is over-the-top action movies? Of course, he's probably an idiot, too.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 15, 2016 11:37 PM (FQKBL)

102 "Everything liberals predict is wrong. End of cheap oil. Florida under water due to global warming. No more bees. No more snow. Every fucking thing they say is wrong. Every single fucking thing.

It's because they're "ideology" is just being irrational."

Nothing irrational about it - every "problem" identified by liberals requires a bigger and more intrusive government as a solution.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (xnAyb)

103 Cato,
I think the women at Cosmo can't imagine themselves as victims. Let them get mugged and or raped. I bet then they wish they had a fighting chance.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (egOGm)

104 RIP VGA

How am I supposed to take seriously an article that claims VGA was the first video standard?

It was the first standard for video and is by far the longest-lived port on the PC.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (o78gS)

105 It's also hilarious that Hot Air management is blithely recommending that people set up anonymous Facebook accounts to post.

(Hint: anonymous accounts are against Facebook's Terms of Service, and don't work anyway - Facebook tracks IP addresses.)

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (xnAyb)


For all seizures Pixy's hamsters seem to have, the system we got here is vastly superior to either Facebook or Disqus.

Posted by: The Commentin' Hat at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (vBeA5)

106 Wasn't it Dillinger's gang who used the "whippet" - a BAR with the stock cut-down and the barrel shortened, concealed on a sling under the user's coat to "whip" up quickly into a mark's face?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (lutOX)

107 Come and see Dillinger's most dangerous weapon. We have it in formeldahyde.

Posted by: The FBI at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (sl+zA)

108 I want one of those 1911's with the THompson foregrip and extended magazine. That looks like a decent truck gun.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (OvUux)

109 'This is not a Bee! This is a fish!'

Posted by: Parker Posey at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (X5+7H)

110 Vlad's boys used a version of it in Chechnya, to pretty good effect, as I recall.

Betcha you could find some surplus somewhere...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Years ago some of the Russian titanium that was being sold had a little problem with being radioactive. Allegedly it was coming from scrapped nuclear subs.
On the bright side, you wouldn't need night sights.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (hVdx9)

111 I looked up Ed Morrissey's twitter feed and found that he was indeed sneering at the HA people who are leaving the site because they refuse to use FB. Now, I haven't followed Morrissey since he was blogging at Captain's Quarters and so I thought certain posters here who disparaged him might be exaggerating. But no, it turns out he really is a dick. He's not even acknowledging that people might have valid concerns - no, it's all just hyperbole and drama queen shit as far as he's concerned. Even if that's what he thinks, what a shabby way to treat your readership.

I read a bit of the "adios" thread over there. Surprised by how many people love and respect Jazz Shaw. I've read a bit of his stuff, but he didn't stand out to me. But he has apparently shown much more class over this move then either Ed or Allah.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (P8951)

112 (Hint: anonymous accounts are against Facebook's Terms of Service, and don't work anyway - Facebook tracks IP addresses.)
Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit


Ooh, they track a lot more than IPs.

You can reset your IP every hour if you wanted. It's the other digits that identify your actual identity that they monitor.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (WLpmE)

113 Easier to buy a Gun than Sudafed?

They are attempting to make Sudafed available only by prescription in Indiana so it would possibly be easier to buy a gun than a pill. I would have to get a doctor appointment and then a prescription for the pill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (FkBIv)

114 " I bet then they wish they had a fighting chance."

I don't know. Did you ever read that article by the woman who was raped in Haiti?

She came home an wrote an essay about how it was really all the fault of the White Patriarchy.

You know. Instead of the man who actually raped her.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (3DIzJ)

115 John Dillinger's got nothing on me, if you know what I mean. And anybody who says different is a NASTY FUCKING LIAR!!!

Posted by: Donald Trump, Esq. at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (u5gzz)

116 99 Palpatine, congratulations.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:37 PM (ntObR)
***
It'll be a bit of a pay-cut, but better working conditions, and the chance to move up and keep learning. I'm too damned young to peak out just yet.

I'll be working on the robots - nasty, temperamental fuckers they are, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (lutOX)

117 Nothing irrational about it - every "problem" identified by liberals requires a bigger and more intrusive government as a solution.

VERY good point, but there's a subset of liberals (like, college kids?) who wouldn't really understand that at all - and wouldn't benefit like a grant-writer for say a non-prof would?

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (Vz7fy)

118 For all seizures Pixy's hamsters seem to have, the system we got here is vastly superior to either Facebook or Disqus. Posted by: The Commentin' Hat at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (vBeA5)


To be fair, it's not that hard to be superior to Facebook or Disqus...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (HalrA)

119 So we hire HA immigrants since morons are too good for that kind of work?,

Too GOOD for?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (YJmuy)

120 What the Hell would I actually have to shoot to over compensate?

A howitzer?

A Davy Crockett?

Posted by: R. Jeremy at February 15, 2016 11:41 PM (H9MG5)

121 That Dillinger batch, is 'round here what we'd call "a good start on a small collection".

A truly GOOD collection requires reinforced flooring to support the weight thereof.

Or, an entire Titanic of Canoes.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2016 11:41 PM (McRlu)

122 For any HA folks on this thread: You should go to one of the old threads from, say, last week and post there first just to get a feel for how the commenting system works.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:41 PM (WOyz5)

123 How am I supposed to take seriously an article that claims VGA was the first video standard?

It was the first standard for video and is by far the longest-lived port on the PC.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 15, 2016 11:38 PM (o78gS)

****

Those douches apparently weren't around when a 9 pin CGA output could be adapted for your 3x4 ratio NTSC TV.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (YLidQ)

124 >>You know. Instead of the man who actually raped her.


Most women fantasize about being raped. It's true.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (X5+7H)

125 Sucks that so many monitors still have the VGA port. Seems like its VGA and HDMI on monitors. Never a DVI. anymore. Even though most Graphics Cards have been DVI HDMI only for a long time.

Posted by: buzzion at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (zt+N6)

126 What the Hell would I actually have to shoot to over compensate?

A howitzer?

A Davy Crockett?
Posted by: R. Jeremy

A Paris gun?

Posted by: Roxy Raye at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (zmW4B)

127 I bet then they wish they had a fighting chance."

I don't know. Did you ever read that article by the woman who was raped in Haiti?

She came home an wrote an essay about how it was really all the fault of the White Patriarchy.

You know. Instead of the man who actually raped her.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (3DIzJ)

While she was voluntarily taking a shower with him, IIRC.

Posted by: Blano at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (3eoPa)

128 114
That is some major league stolkholm syndrome.

THAT is what I hate about liberal idealogy. What it does to people. I realize they themselves have agency, but if they have been inculcated in it their whole lives? Just bullshit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (iHjB5)

129 pie

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

130 110 Vlad's boys used a version of it in Chechnya, to pretty good effect, as I recall.

Betcha you could find some surplus somewhere...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Years ago some of the Russian titanium that was being sold had a little problem with being radioactive. Allegedly it was coming from scrapped nuclear subs.
On the bright side, you wouldn't need night sights.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (hVdx9)
***
Reminds me of the water-vendor from Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome.....

Max waves a geiger counter over the glass and tank and guy himself, and it sounds like shortwave radio static from the old days.

"What's a little fallout, eh?"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (lutOX)

131 "Years ago some of the Russian titanium that was being sold had a little problem with being radioactive. Allegedly it was coming from scrapped nuclear subs."

Alfa class subs - titanium hull, and you could never turn the reactor off, due to the reactor's design.

Incredibly expensive boat.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (xnAyb)

132 Lauren,
I missed that one. What is wrong with these people?

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (egOGm)

133 Jazz Shaw respects his readers. The rest have been basically trolling the commentariat for some time.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (3myMJ)

134 "I'm a highschool teacher, not an action hero"



I just don't get this. Why would you want to leave yourself vulnerable?

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (0C2f1)


I guess the hypothetical high school teacher would be better off throwing dry erase markers at a gunman's head?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (NPofj)

135 Well, my, my, my.

Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (T/5A0)

136 11 Another solid ONT

The HotAir-ugees are going to be blown away by what we get every night.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (w/iDp)

137 Was about to aske where is the chopped down BAR but then realized that was Clyde instead of Dillinger.

And LOL at The Hedgehog. Took me a minute.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (hlMPp)

138 119 So we hire HA immigrants since morons are too good for that kind of work?,

Too GOOD for?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (YJmuy)

The ONT restrooms

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)

139 Most women fantasize about being raped. It's true.
Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (X5+7H)

--------

I did.

Posted by: Jackie Coakley at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (sl+zA)

140 >>They are attempting to make Sudafed available only by prescription in Indiana so it would possibly be easier to buy a gun than a pill. I would have to get a doctor appointment and then a prescription for the pill.


Still not a Federal Background Check.

Fucking Tweakers, though...

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (X5+7H)

141 So Hot Air is no longer the bee's knees?

Posted by: Peak Bees at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (vsbNu)

142 Lauren, Blano,
Yes, I do remember that story vaguely.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (egOGm)

143 Ok, I put a link in my sig to an infographic from that cosmo site. Y'all really need to read it.

Instead of having a gun for self defense they recommend yelling your head off.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (3DIzJ)

144 Anyone else paranoid enough to think that Tepid Zephyr isn't just being mismanaged by Salem (though believable)....but that they got one of those anti-terrorism super-secret court orders to deliver their commenter base into the hands of Zuckerberg, and not tell anyone that they were ordered to do so?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)

145 123
Those douches apparently weren't around when a 9 pin CGA output could be adapted for your 3x4 ratio NTSC TV.

CGA had a composite connector above the 9-pin connector.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (o78gS)

146 Sudafed requires a prescription here. I have to go see my Dr., pay that copay, get the script, then take it by hand to the pharmacy, who will then take and scan my liscence and make me sign multiple documents saying I will not use this medication...blah blah blah.

Taking your underage squeeze to get that overgrown zygote vacuumed out of her womb requires less intrusion and paperwork.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (OvUux)

147 ... and more news from the front lines of Operation [In]Coherent Resolve

Posted by: undocumented journaist at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (e8kgV)

148 136 11 Another solid ONT

The HotAir-ugees are going to be blown away by what we get every night.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (w/iDp)

Can I make a suggestion....


NOPE

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)

149 "I read a bit of the "adios" thread over there. Surprised by how many people love and respect Jazz Shaw. I've read a bit of his stuff, but he didn't stand out to me. But he has apparently shown much more class over this move then either Ed or Allah.

Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (P8951) "

Jazz actually would mix it up in the comments every once in a while - he also participated in the chat on Ed Morrissey's show.

Also, great publicity move by Ed in anticipation of his book release in a few months. I'm sure all the former HA readers he's sneering at will still buy it!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (4/i9Y)

150 [comment deleted]

[poster beheaded]

Posted by: Marie Antoin-ette at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (3myMJ)

151 "Will the HA refugees stay up for the ONT? Time will tell."

One arrived on the ONT and self-identified as such two or three weeks back, well before Warm Flatus shotgunned itself in the gut. Perhaps sensing trouble in the offing.

I'm afraid I may have frightened that early scout off with dire warnings regarding the Barrel thingy around here.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (noWW6)

152 folks on this thread: You should go to one of the old threads from, say, last week and post there first just to get a feel for how the commenting system works.
-----
Plus revolution is always a welcomed topic,eh Andy?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:46 PM (voOPb)

153 A couple questions for leftists who want people to pay their 'fair' share.

How can a progressive tax rate be squared with "Equal protection under the law"?

How do you define fair?

Who decides?

They seem reluctant to define their terms. Usually they simply use vague terms that sound good, like Hope and Change or Immigration reform or social justice without bothering to define them.

Plus it is fricken hilarious when someone asks them to define their terms and they can't!
Like when someone askes them to describe the difference between Democratic party platform and socialism and they completely draw a blank.

Posted by: JB1000 at February 15, 2016 11:46 PM (DYdhz)

154 "What is wrong with these people?"

I have no clue. Daddy issues.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:46 PM (3DIzJ)

155 >>>For any HA folks on this thread: You should go to
one of the old threads from, say, last week and post there first just to
get a feel for how the commenting system works.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:41 PM (WOyz5)<<<

You're a nasty guy. A very nasty guy. If you keep up these lies I'd have standing to sue you for all my fans over at HA.

Posted by: D. Trump at February 15, 2016 11:46 PM (H9MG5)

156 What is this obsession that anti-gunners have with the size of people's dicks?

Do they want to hold them or something?

Posted by: Thrawn at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (s87AC)

157 144
Anyone else paranoid enough to think that Tepid Zephyr isn't just being
mismanaged by Salem (though believable)....but that they got one of
those anti-terrorism super-secret court orders to deliver their
commenter base into the hands of Zuckerberg, and not tell anyone that
they were ordered to do so?


Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)


Scary thought, but I wouldn't put anything past these people anymore.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (HalrA)

158 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine: congrats on your new job. I have enjoyed your decidedly devious posts, although I am too old to apply for your harem.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (P8951)

159 Interesting about all the bee talk tonight. Turns out me and my mom have a swarm at our backyard patio.

It's been 24 hours since they appeared, we called a vector control company and they said wait 5 days, they may decide to "move on up to a(nother) deee-luxe apartment" by then.

We will see. If they're not gone within 24 or 48 hours, will likely be asking folks here for help. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)

160 Easier to buy a Gun than Sudafed?>>>

They left out the word anonymously. Which is now the case for posting at Hot Air.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (r6bSH)

161 Instead of having a gun for self defense they recommend yelling your head off.
Posted by: Lauren

While it was 'only' a mugging, my wife can speak to how a man's fist can quiet you down in a hurry.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (HN0N1)

162 I'll be working on the robots - nasty, temperamental fuckers they are, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Say hello to Marco for us.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (hVdx9)

163 138
The ONT restrooms
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)
***
Are you referring to the spot by the neighbor's shrubs?

Hell, we just wait for a good rain and nature takes care of it for us, and makes the flowerbeds bloom in the Spring.

Those HA guys gonna clean the barrel....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (lutOX)

164 CGA had a composite connector above the 9-pin connector.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (o78gS)

****

I am aware. My Sony PVM took in RGB/S connectors, which was a better quality pic.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (YLidQ)

165 Instead of having a gun for self defense they recommend yelling your head off.
Posted by: Lauren


Well, To Be Fair (Copyright 2005-2525 Hot Air (tm) ) ...

That will stop any beta in his tracks.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (WLpmE)

166 Plus revolution is always a welcomed topic,eh Andy?,
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Because we must overthrow the capitalist running-dog system and guarantee equality and free grubs for all.

Posted by: Badger-Meinhof at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (zmW4B)

167 I'm tired. 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (3eoPa)

168 "What's a little fallout, eh?"
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (lutOX)

It's no big deal, so long as you have from Rad-X or Rad-Away.

Radscorpions, on the other hand...

Posted by: The dude (or dudette) in the Fallout Games at February 15, 2016 11:49 PM (s87AC)

169 We will see. If they're not gone within 24 or 48 hours, will likely be asking folks here for help. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Fire. Lots of fire.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:49 PM (hVdx9)

170 I would be surprised to hear that HotAir was getting terrorist threats, but they were really nervous about anti government comments. You would get warned, and banned.

If that's the road we're going down, it's time to get off the 'net.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 11:49 PM (t8+i3)

171 Poppin Fresh is a gope toadie.

He likes things just the way they are.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

172 Didn't Ed Morissey used to run a call center or something? How did he go from that to running LukeWarm Air?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:49 PM (p+Xhr)

173 The repeat of the Westminster dog show is on. They just showed a shot of some little toy dog with curlers in his hair. Hilarious.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 15, 2016 11:49 PM (kGrwF)

174 Don't you mean "R - evolution", MH?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (WOyz5)

175 Lauren,
Yes, I will just yell my head off until the thug hits me in the face with a hammer. Just as effective as pulling out a gun.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (egOGm)

176 Evening all. Hope everyone is alright.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (R5HRU)

177 Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (3DIzJ

Just got to the 'yelling your head off' bullet point.

Is that more effective than pissing and throwing up on your attacker?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (hlMPp)

178 It's also hilarious that Hot Air management is blithely recommending that people set up anonymous Facebook accounts to post.



(Hint: anonymous accounts are against Facebook's Terms of Service, and don't work anyway - Facebook tracks IP addresses.)

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 15, 2016 11:36 PM (xnAyb)

And, as I pointed out on the thread below, it is also a serious federal felony if the feds choose to prosecute.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (NPofj)

179 Never indulge a rape fantasy. Back in I think the '90s there was some B-grade movie starring some fading blonde bombshell the name I can't remember. She was the classic MILF/cougar and picked up some young dude.

She was into kinky stuff and had him doing all sorts of strange things. She had very specific fantasies he had to act out. It culminated one night with a rape fantasy. She wanted him to break in her house, and she had him dress a certain way and had these little details he had to follow.

So he does it, breaks in and comes in the bedroom. He goes to play attack her. She pulls out a revolver and blows him away. He goes down with this look of puzzlement, "Why?....."

Then it cuts to a scene a little while later. Cops are there, and are taking the body away. Yep, that's him, the such-and-such rapist.

You see, the woman's son was the actual rapist, and she picked out this patsy to match his description and her "rape fantasy" was following the exact M.O. of her son's rapes.

She got junior off the hook.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (dvuhZ)

180 It's been 24 hours since they appeared, we called a vector control company and they said wait 5 days, they may decide to "move on up to a(nother) deee-luxe apartment" by then.
We will see. If they're not gone within 24 or 48 hours, will likely be asking folks here for help. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)


Look on Craigslist. There's usually a few beekeepers who advertise that they will come and take bee swarms off your hands at no charge. It's a free hive for them so win-win.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (wqVD1)

181 Tilikum, tried it. Now they're bees with a taste for BBQ.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (ntObR)

182 165 Instead of having a gun for self defense they recommend yelling your head off.
Posted by: Lauren

Well, To Be Fair (Copyright 2005-2525 Hot Air (tm) ) ...

That will stop any beta in his tracks.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (WLpmE)



Because everyone always pays attention to car alarms.

Posted by: buzzion at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (zt+N6)

183 "Well, To Be Fair (Copyright 2005-2525 Hot Air (tm) ) ... :

Ahahaha

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (3DIzJ)

184 162 I'll be working on the robots - nasty, temperamental fuckers they are, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Say hello to Marco for us.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:48 PM (hVdx9)
***
Will do.

And I'm sure I'll bump into Marvin - probably still hanging out in the parking lot.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (lutOX)

185 R3V0LuTi0N

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (p+Xhr)

186 Maet, thanks!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (ntObR)

187 Those HA guys gonna clean the barrel....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine


Fuck that. They need to buy new PVC barrels with them fancy straps on them.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:51 PM (WLpmE)

188 143 Ok, I put a link in my sig to an infographic from that cosmo site. Y'all really need to read it.

Instead of having a gun for self defense they recommend yelling your head off.
Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (3DIzJ)

LOUD NOISES!!!

Posted by: Brick Tamland at February 15, 2016 11:51 PM (7qAYi)

189 I. Am. Mortified.

Posted by: Tiny Dog in Curlers at February 15, 2016 11:51 PM (X5+7H)

190 They seem reluctant to define their terms.
Usually they simply use vague terms that sound good, like Hope and
Change or Immigration reform or social justice without bothering to
define them.



Plus it is fricken hilarious when someone asks them to define their terms and they can't!

Like when someone askes them to describe the difference between
Democratic party platform and socialism and they completely draw a
blank.





Posted by: JB1000 at February 15, 2016 11:46 PM (DYdhz)


I love it when some Lefty starts blathering about how there's differences between Socialism and Communism, but when you ask them to describe exactly how they're different, they break down and go "what?"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:51 PM (HalrA)

191 Reminds me of the water-vendor from Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome.....

Max waves a geiger counter over the glass and tank and guy himself, and it sounds like shortwave radio static from the old days.

"What's a little fallout, eh?"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****
I remember that. The good Mad Max movies.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:51 PM (hVdx9)

192 I think beekeepers are happy to collect nuisance bees. Or you could see about getting a fogger if you want to go out on the patio any time soon.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:52 PM (WOyz5)

193 andy, thanks. Yeah I've heard they don't like smoke.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

194 Also, great publicity move by Ed in anticipation of his book release in a few months. I'm sure all the former HA readers he's sneering at will still buy it!
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 11:45 PM (4/i9Y)

Ha, ha! Yeah, insult all your readers - the only people who know who the hell you are - before you publish a book! That's genius!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 15, 2016 11:52 PM (P8951)

195 i haven't bought cosmo in a long time and i shant again.

ever

Posted by: concrete girl at February 15, 2016 11:52 PM (0KgAM)

196 114 " I bet then they wish they had a fighting chance."

I don't know. Did you ever read that article by the woman who was raped in Haiti?

She came home an wrote an essay about how it was really all the fault of the White Patriarchy.

You know. Instead of the man who actually raped her.
Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:39 PM (3DIzJ)


Please tell me that women slammed her hard for that stupid shit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 15, 2016 11:52 PM (kGrwF)

197 A gun puts the power of life or death in the hands of whomever holds one.

Only a tyrant fears the Citizen armed with a gun.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (MQEz6)

198 Why do we want to keep the Russians out of the Baltics?
Because there's a shitload of beautiful women there and no Facebook commenting system.
That's why!

Posted by: Mister Ghost at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (Ky0zI)

199 [deleted]

[poster beheaded]

---------

New student orientation day at AoSHQ is no laughing matter.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (sl+zA)

200 116
99 Palpatine, congratulations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:37 PM (ntObR)

***

It'll be a bit of a pay-cut, but better working conditions, and the
chance to move up and keep learning. I'm too damned young to peak out
just yet.



I'll be working on the robots - nasty, temperamental fuckers they are, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:40 PM (lutOX)


Wafer-handling robots?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

201 134 "I'm a highschool teacher, not an action hero"



I just don't get this. Why would you want to leave yourself vulnerable?

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:25 PM (0C2f1)


I guess the hypothetical high school teacher would be better off throwing dry erase markers at a gunman's head?
Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 11:43 PM (NPofj)

It't the "Use your words" crowd. They types that think we have evolved to be able to work out our differences calmly and peacefully, the way one does in preschool. They honestly can't comprehend that not everyone plays by those rules, and they want to kill you and take what you have.

They also believe that the people who have stuff should have it taken away and given to the people who want to take it, because "equality."

Funny, they never include hollywood types in the "people who have stuff" column.

Posted by: Moki at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (7q2ch)

202 Cosmo also said that if a man says he has a gun to use in self defense he believes that violence is an option.

Uh...yeah. Violence is an option. If someone threatens my family I will feel not one hint of guilt hurting them.

Who are these people?

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (3DIzJ)

203 Didn't Ed Morissey used to run a call center or something? How did he go from that to running LukeWarm Air?
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo


He had a blog, Captain's Quarters.

yes, the hay days of bloggy-bloggerdom. when the attention was scant, but the money was even scanter.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:54 PM (WLpmE)

204 he Red Army is taking down Piggly Wigglys now? How far the vanguard of the revolution has fallen.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 11:29 PM (sl+zA)


Perfectly normal. Che wound up causing distractions so they could rob from peasant markets. Long live the glorious revolution.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 11:54 PM (q2o38)

205 Alfa class subs - titanium hull, and you could never turn the reactor off, due to the reactor's design.

Incredibly expensive boat.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit
****

Thanks for the info.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:54 PM (hVdx9)

206 124 >>You know. Instead of the man who actually raped her.
Most women fantasize about being raped. It's true.
Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 15, 2016 11:42 PM (X5+7H)


Did Bill Clinton tell you that? Or was it a Kennedy?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 15, 2016 11:55 PM (kGrwF)

207 Uh...yeah. Violence is an option. If someone threatens my family I will feel not one hint of guilt hurting them.

Who are these people? Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (3DIzJ)


This a million times. If someone's coming after me and mine, I'm going to put them in the ground, end of.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:55 PM (HalrA)

208 I believe Capt. Ed did run a call center. It rings a bell with me.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 11:55 PM (HN0N1)

209 Anyone else paranoid enough to think that Tepid
Zephyr isn't just being mismanaged by Salem (though believable)....but
that they got one of those anti-terrorism super-secret court orders to
deliver their commenter base into the hands of Zuckerberg, and not tell
anyone that they were ordered to do so?


Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)


Yah, I don't see that as a possibility. This was entirely voluntary ritual suicide.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 11:55 PM (NPofj)

210 No, Jim, I use a bad apiarist.

*shakes head*

Posted by: Dwight Schrute at February 15, 2016 11:55 PM (Aaumc)

211 Spot a Hot Air exile. I imagine it will be quite easy, they'll be the ones complaining about where there isn't a topical post about something happening before noon.

Posted by: buzzion at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (zt+N6)

212 The best way to deal with bees is to get them super excited.
Easiest way to do this is to bat them around a bunch with a stick or a mop handle.
Remember to keep an eye out for the Queen. If you can find and eat her, you become the leader of the hive.

They are a lot like Pirates, that way.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (X5+7H)

213 Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (MQEz6)

I always like the line from... Quigley Down Under?

"Well, they say God made all men, but Sam Colt made em equal."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (iHjB5)

214 Steve,
You may want to search online for a beekeeper. We use hives on our ranch. When it's hot out they swarm. If someone or thing removed the hive, they will try to make a new one. They could be doing that.
We have to have the bee guy come and get the bees sometimes.
One time I think a queen landed on an employee. He had a swarm on his back for an hour. He just sat there with the safety guy talking to him to keep him calm. The bee guy came and got the bees away.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (egOGm)

215 hey kids, violence works

See Charlie Hebdo, etc.

you cut off enough heads and the MFM will not critisize you very much

Posted by: jake at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (Rtn6b)

216 Uh...yeah. Violence is an option. If someone threatens my family I will feel not one hint of guilt hurting them.

Who are these people?

Posted by: Lauren
****

The mentally ill.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

217 200
Wafer-handling robots?

Like the ones that stuff them into the Kit-Kats?

Posted by: Anachronda at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (o78gS)

218 Well, this HotAir social media experiment will certainly be useful data going forward.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (t8+i3)

219 I've heard they don't like smoke.
I don't know about "don't like" but I heard (Discovery Channel?) that it effs up their flight radar or communications abilities so they can't swarm properly. Somethin' like that anyway.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:57 PM (WOyz5)

220 garrett, I'm not falling for that one again.

Cali, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

221 Tilikum, tried it. Now they're bees with a taste for BBQ.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

I can't help but think you didn't do it right.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:57 PM (hVdx9)

222 I'm watching last week's Limitless. Freaky Uncanny Valley shit.

Posted by: buzzion at February 15, 2016 11:57 PM (zt+N6)

223 191 Reminds me of the water-vendor from Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome.....

Max waves a geiger counter over the glass and tank and guy himself, and it sounds like shortwave radio static from the old days.

"What's a little fallout, eh?"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****
I remember that. The good Mad Max movies.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:51 PM (hVdx9)
***
I tell you, my angel dragged my two weeks ago to see the new one.

Except for the antagonists, it was a waste, a two-hour car-chase and not much more.

Still, for Immortan Joe and the Bullet Farmer, worth the $2.75 a ticket we paid.

"I am the scales of Justice! Conductor of the choir of death! Sing, Brother Heckler! Sing, Brother Koch!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd8s8jJeYeA

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 15, 2016 11:58 PM (lutOX)

224 Because everyone always pays attention to car alarms.
Posted by: buzzion


*grabs buzz's shoulders*

Have. you. met. your. competition?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:58 PM (WLpmE)

225 The mentally ill.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)


I've been thinking lately. The reason the Left had the asylums closed down? Because they belong in one!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (HalrA)

226 >>>For any HA folks on this thread: You should go to
one of the old threads from, say, last week and post there first just to
get a feel for how the commenting system works.

Posted by- andycanuck<<<

Thought Pixy didn't like that.
There's a link, top right I think, that's a basic from Pixy.


Posted by: Iona at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (tGmdn)

227 I believe Capt. Ed did run a call center. It rings a bell with me.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat
****

That is not a positive and may explain current behavior.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (hVdx9)

228 bingo on fuel here

Posted by: jake at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (Rtn6b)

229 andy, hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

230 How do you define fair?

Well that's easy. "Fair" means taking money away from me and giving it to my lazy ass neighbors.
Luckily, I will soon be moving away from that scum.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (kGrwF)

231 I don't have to be the action Hero. Most people (when surprised) will jump when a mouse charges them. And if mice had guns that is all they would need to become action heroes.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 15, 2016 11:59 PM (r6bSH)

232 "Years ago some of the Russian titanium that was being sold had a little
problem with being radioactive. Allegedly it was coming from scrapped
nuclear subs."

The F-22 has titanium forgings in several key structural bulkheads. Sourced from Mother Russia. After the first eighty or so jets had been built, it was discovered (too late for an economical fix) that the forgings were not to spec and the airframe service lives would be shortened.

Blundering incompetence by Ivan, or clever industrial sabotage? The USA subtly stuck spanners in the works of Soviet industry during the Cold War, so they would be itching for some payback.

Of course, this is the sort of problem that occurs when a country decides that it doesn't need to have its very own heavy industrial base any longer and has to buy things like big forged parts from other countries which have, y'know, actual forges to do the job.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (noWW6)

233 Enjoyed Talking Saul. I'll watch some of the encore until I get sleepy.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (vsbNu)

234 224 Because everyone always pays attention to car alarms.
Posted by: buzzion

*grabs buzz's shoulders*

Have. you. met. your. competition?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 11:58 PM (WLpmE)


I have no idea what you are talking about.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (zt+N6)

235 Uh...yeah. Violence is an option. If someone threatens my family I will feel not one hint of guilt hurting them.

Who are these people? Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (3DIzJ)


This a million times. If someone's coming after me and mine, I'm going to put them in the ground, end of.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 15, 2016 11:55 PM (HalrA)


I gotta say, that was the thought that overwhelmed me when they put my first baby into my arms (after they cleaned all the goop off of him). I always knew I would die for my family but when I first held my boy, I was overwhelmed with both love and the thought that I would kill anyone who ever tried to harm him.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)

236 For any HA folks on this thread: You should go to one of the old threads from, say, last week and post there first just to get a feel for how the commenting system works.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:41 PM

Andy you are just an evil f##k. I like you!

But you left out the part where they need to register at paypal, $10 for cardboard membership, $100 for platinum.

Posted by: Farmer at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (o/90i)

237 That should be "bee-bee-cue" then.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (WOyz5)

238 I've been thinking lately. The reason the Left had the asylums closed down? Because they belong in one!
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

Out of the nuthouse and into the streets
Out of the nuthouse and into the streets

Posted by: Feel the Bern at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (zmW4B)

239 So, got a 'share your memory' on FB.

It was a post of my best bud being sent over Rainbow Bridge.

Thanks for reminding me Zuckerberg and FB ya ass wipes.

But also thanks for reminding me of the greatest dog ever (YMMV of course) and to thank the horde for getting me through that.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (hlMPp)

240 200


Wafer-handling robots?
Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:53 PM (EzgxV)
***
Yep. My old place had some antiquated FoMoCo stuff - Lord knows where they got it - so they need to bring me up to speed, so to speak, on these new ones.

Amazing - I'll be working on machines less than 20 years old......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (lutOX)

241 "Cosmo also said that if a man says he has a gun to use in self defense he believes that violence is an option. Uh...yeah. Violence is an option. If someone threatens my family I will feel not one hint of guilt hurting them. Who are these people?"

They're from a different planet. It's called "Manhattan".

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (noWW6)

242 Oh, and as my mom used to say when I would whine, "That's not fair."

"Life isn't fair."

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (kGrwF)

243 Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

The competent know when to use it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:01 AM (YJmuy)

244 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 15, 2016 11:50 PM (dvuhZ)

I don't recall seeing that on Skinemax back in the day. Sounds like a movie that would have been up my alley, heh!

The closest thing I can think of the scenario you described in a movie is the next-to-last sequence in "The Last Seduction".

Posted by: Thrawn at February 16, 2016 12:01 AM (s87AC)

245 "Thanks for reminding me Zuckerberg and FB ya ass wipes. "

It reminded me of my cousin's murder.

WTF.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:02 AM (0C2f1)

246 Steve,
The beekeeper told me if I'm stung to watch out, they send a signal to the other bees to attack. I don't think he was teasing me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 16, 2016 12:02 AM (egOGm)

247 Evening horde! Just saw this and thought of you guys:

ISIS Olympics - Jihadi on Hoverboard trips on crack, meets Allah early

Enjoy!

http://tinyurl.com/ho5dop9

Posted by: Joanne at February 16, 2016 12:02 AM (hgBpU)

248 If that's the road we're going down, it's time to get off the 'net.

Fine with us. You should have no need to communicate, anyways.

Posted by: Google/Twitter/Facebook/NSA at February 16, 2016 12:02 AM (J3phO)

249 I tell you, my angel dragged my two weeks ago to see the new one.

Except for the antagonists, it was a waste, a two-hour car-chase and not much more.

Still, for Immortan Joe and the Bullet Farmer, worth the $2.75 a ticket we paid.

"I am the scales of Justice! Conductor of the choir of death! Sing, Brother Heckler! Sing, Brother Koch!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd8s8jJeYeA

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Gas is so precious they have a fleet of cars and some HUGE rolling monstrosity for a guitar player and others? Sigh.
But, it sounds like it had it's moments.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 16, 2016 12:03 AM (hVdx9)

250 Cali, yup. They sound like the mean girls of the insect kingdom. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:03 AM (ntObR)

251
"It't the "Use your words" crowd. They types that think we have evolved to be able to work out our differences calmly and peacefully, the way one does in preschool. They honestly can't comprehend that not everyone plays by those rules, and they want to kill you and take what you have. "

So the Cosmo bimbos actually think that the San Bernadino or Paris killer could have been talked out of shooting people?

I'm sure the victims of many a serial killer tried "working out their differences" ie, begging for their lives. By all accounts, pleading with a psychopath actually increases his pleasure - he's aroused by the power he has over others and is thrilled by their pain. Bundy would have been considerably less aroused if one of the women he tortured had been able to pull out a pistol and shoot him in the gut.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 16, 2016 12:03 AM (P8951)

252 Hot Gas refugee here. I brought some disinfectant for those/the bathroom(s).......

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:04 AM (BasZO)

253 I gotta say, that was the thought that overwhelmed
me when they put my first baby into my arms (after they cleaned all the
goop off of him). I always knew I would die for my family but when I
first held my boy, I was overwhelmed with both love and the thought that
I would kill anyone who ever tried to harm him.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)


And from the other side, a man who ain't willing to do violence to anyone who dares threaten what he loves is a man who has never loved.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:04 AM (HalrA)

254 ABYSS OF WOE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuEigUCymA

'I rode a tide of vengeance that could never be denied
Hail the crimson blur - Violence Has Arrived!'

Posted by: GWAR at February 16, 2016 12:05 AM (X5+7H)

255 249 I tell you, my angel dragged my two weeks ago to see the new one.

Except for the antagonists, it was a waste, a two-hour car-chase and not much more.

Still, for Immortan Joe and the Bullet Farmer, worth the $2.75 a ticket we paid.

"I am the scales of Justice! Conductor of the choir of death! Sing, Brother Heckler! Sing, Brother Koch!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd8s8jJeYeA

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Gas is so precious they have a fleet of cars and some HUGE rolling monstrosity for a guitar player and others? Sigh.
But, it sounds like it had it's moments.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 16, 2016 12:03 AM (hVdx9)
***
No, they have Gas Town. The Citadel trades aqua cola, produce, and mothers' milk for guzzolene fro Gas Town and Bullets from the Bullet Farm.

Post-Apocalyptic triangular trade.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:05 AM (lutOX)

256 DEVOlution

Posted by: Monkey men in business suits at February 16, 2016 12:05 AM (FkBIv)

257 But you left out the part where they need to register at paypal, $10 for cardboard membership, $100 for platinum.
Posted by: Farmer


Nothing is obligated here, of course.

However, if one clicks the "AoSHQ Amazon Store" on the right sidebar on the front page of a certain site and purchases something, it would go a looooooooooong way in demonstrating what a poor, poor choice was made by another site.

Just.

Sayin'.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 12:05 AM (WLpmE)

258 By all accounts, pleading with a psychopath actually increases his pleasure - he's aroused by the power he has over others and is thrilled by their pain.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege )

And afterwards I tell them to put some ice on it.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 16, 2016 12:05 AM (zmW4B)

259 "
So the Cosmo bimbos actually think that the San Bernadino or Paris killer could have been talked out of shooting people?"

Several times during these mass shootings people have said things like "I'm so sorry about whoever hurt you. "

To which the shooters reply "Yeah, I bet you are." Bang.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:05 AM (0C2f1)

260 242
Oh, and as my mom used to say when I would whine, "That's not fair."



"Life isn't fair."

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2016 12:00 AM (kGrwF)


I had a mentor when I was younger who put it very well. "Fair is a dirty four-letter F-word."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (HalrA)

261 I've been thinking lately. The reason the Left had the asylums closed down? Because they belong in one!
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party
****

Let my people go!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (hVdx9)

262 >>>> Hot Gas refugee here. I brought some disinfectant for those/the bathroom(s).......
Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:04 AM (BasZO)
------
You're late, slacker.
The Barrel is that way ------------------------------------->

Posted by: L, Elle at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (2x3L+)

263 Cosmo: Women must be sacrificed in the name of the Glorious Struggle, comrade.



Posted by: eman at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (MQEz6)

264 It's 28 here...w/a thunderstorm....interesting.

Posted by: BignJames at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (HtUkt)

265 218 Well, this HotAir social media experiment will certainly be useful data going forward.



Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 11:56 PM (t8+i3)


case study for what happens when you piss off your base....

Hint Hint.... GOPe...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (f7rv6)

266 245 "Thanks for reminding me Zuckerberg and FB ya ass wipes. "

It reminded me of my cousin's murder.

WTF.
Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:02 AM (0C2f1)

So sorry Lauren

Did they preface it with 'we care about you *********** and thought you'd like to remember this'

That's the message I got.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM (hlMPp)

267
Welcome, tempest-tossed refugees from HA.

If he arises early enough in the AM, we have a commenter, Vic, who does an excellent job pulling together news items. Look for them between 6:30 and 7:30.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM (BK3ZS)

268 Thankfully Cosmo is already widely recognized as having about the same levels of wisdom, gravitas, and maturity as Lindsey Lohan does during a coke binge.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

269 Cosmo: Women must be sacrificed in the name of the Glorious Struggle, comrade.

Posted by: eman

Word.

Posted by: Mohammad the Rapefugee at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM (zmW4B)

270 Life is a bitch. And she's on the rag.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM (zt+N6)

271 It is customary here, as a token of trust and goodwill, to post your financial information and pictures of your wife and daughters.

And by all means, welcome.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (HN0N1)

272 "Did they preface it with 'we care about you *********** and thought you'd like to remember this'
"

Yep.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (0C2f1)

273 264 It's 28 here...w/a thunderstorm....interesting.
Posted by: BignJames at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (HtUkt)
***
Used to live in New England, and I recall fondly the sense of wonder I experienced in my first thunder snow.

Gorgeous, the way the sky flickered and the thunder cracked in the whited out night sky.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (lutOX)

274 I just went on PayPal and tossed a few bucks ace's way. I've freeloaded here long enough and I don't want the ewok deciding the only way he can keep afloat is by cutting a deal with the devil.


Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (P8951)

275 When you sit in a hot tub with strangers, remember you're sitting in their butthole soup.

Posted by: Vegeta don't do hot tubs at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (JA5Qu)

276 >>If he arises early enough in the AM, we have a commenter, Vic, who does an excellent job pulling together news items. Look for them between 6:30 and 7:30.


and for God's sake, stay off his damn lawn!

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 12:09 AM (X5+7H)

277 No, they have Gas Town. The Citadel trades aqua cola, produce, and mothers' milk for guzzolene fro Gas Town and Bullets from the Bullet Farm.

Post-Apocalyptic triangular trade.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
*****

My little lady rented the DVD, but I never got the beginning.
Maybe I will give it a second look. Thanks!
With that, I am out for the night.
Be well, and watch out for the killer bees. I hear they pack heat now.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 16, 2016 12:09 AM (hVdx9)

278 And speaking of previous threads, I'm sending a parcel tomorrow morning to a customer in San Antonio.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:09 AM (WOyz5)

279 Hot Gas refugee here. I brought some disinfectant for those/the bathroom(s).......
Posted by: Garym


Thanks. It's a barrel, by the way, and ellipses only need three of the mark.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 12:09 AM (WLpmE)

280 It't the "Use your words" crowd.

I hate that phrase. Whenever I see some adult using that term on kids, I want to slap them. The adult, not the kid.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2016 12:09 AM (kGrwF)

281 Hot Gas refugee here. I brought some disinfectant for those/the bathroom(s).......

I hope you brought some thermite for The Barrel.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:10 AM (YJmuy)

282 Butthole soup? How about pussy puree instead?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:10 AM (WOyz5)

283 271 It is customary here, as a token of trust and goodwill, to post your financial information and pictures of your wife and daughters.

And by all means, welcome.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (HN0N1)
***
you're a mooninite, aren't you?

"On the Moon, carving epithets into another's vehicle is a sign of friendship, and trust."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:10 AM (lutOX)

284

I just flounced at Hot Air ... p60, #16.

I feel the need to avoid the (probable) inrush of trolls and management's attempt to be fair ... i.e., Kos-style mandatory timeouts, as voted by my peers, and eventual and inevitable doxxing.

I would have expected the Interwebs to have learned from the Meltdown of Jarles Chohnson, resulting from his sharing (and loss of control) of his Palantir ... but no.

HA was a great news aggregator.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:11 AM (FlRtG)

285 Tomorrow is our states primary election. We have to show ID I'm fine with that.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

I'm looking forward to asking one particular blue haired lady if she wants to see my ID.
Which I've done the last several times I voted and she seems to remember me, and is Not Amused.

But this time, because I saved the "I voted" sticker from last time, I'll be showing up bright and early (for the hordes version of early) with ID and wearing my sticker.

I should grow up.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 16, 2016 12:11 AM (kKHcp)

286 When you sit in a hot tub with strangers, remember you're sitting in their butthole soup.
Posted by: Vegeta don't do hot tubs

I've heard something similar, except the phrase used was "dickuccino."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:11 AM (zmW4B)

287 You're late, slacker.
The Barrel is that way ------------------------------------->
Posted by: L, Elle at February 16, 2016 12:06 AM (2x3L+)

Oh, you needed kerosene!? Dammit!! I never get it right!

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:12 AM (BasZO)

288 you're a mooninite, aren't you?

"On the Moon, carving epithets into another's vehicle is a sign of friendship, and trust."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:10 AM (lutOX)

Really? Moonmaids never told me that...

Posted by: Dick Tracy at February 16, 2016 12:12 AM (f7rv6)

289 Mmm....Puthy Puree.

That thounds delith-eous.

Posted by: Mike Tyson at February 16, 2016 12:12 AM (X5+7H)

290 Cosmo has the IQ of a block of diarrhea[not the HA commenter he is a genius]

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 16, 2016 12:12 AM (LoRcb)

291 I believe Capt. Ed did run a call center. It rings a bell with me.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat
****

That is not a positive and may explain current behavior.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale


Irrelevant.

He could have run a martial arts program for Navy S.E.A.L.s.

He opted to allow the censors of the media/Left to control comments. He hates your opinion and sought out allies.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 12:12 AM (WLpmE)

292 A proofreader from when I did markup at a now-defunct magazine chain here used to go nuts, first figuratively and later literally, about the typesetters' not putting word spaces between the periods of the ellipses.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:13 AM (WOyz5)

293 Okay Cosmo, if it is a myth that good men with guns stop bad men with guns, then who does stop bad men with guns.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 16, 2016 12:13 AM (6n332)

294 Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:11 AM (FlRtG)

Speaking of that demented soul, did you know he started a 10k GFM campaign and, almost 10 months in, he's only gotten about 3500 in pledges?

Posted by: Thrawn at February 16, 2016 12:13 AM (s87AC)

295 KEROSENE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuO3wwLuF0w

Posted by: BIG BLACK at February 16, 2016 12:13 AM (X5+7H)

296 252 Hot Gas refugee here. I brought some disinfectant for those/the bathroom(s).......
Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:04 AM (BasZO)

Ah, but it's not the bathrooms you want to watch out for, it's the much feared Barrel. Those who commit formatting errors are sent there and no disinfectant is strong enough to clean the Barrel.

I was in there once. I had nightmares for months afterward.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 16, 2016 12:13 AM (P8951)

297 "The USA subtly stuck spanners in the works of Soviet industry during the Cold War"

Subtly?

"A CIA operation to sabotage Soviet industry by duping Moscow into stealing booby-trapped software was spectacularly successful when it triggered a huge explosion in a Siberian gas pipeline, it emerged yesterday.
Thomas Reed, a former US Air Force secretary who was in Ronald Reagan's National Security Council, discloses what he called just one example of the CIA's "cold-eyed economic warfare" against Moscow in a memoir to be published next month.
Leaked extracts in yesterday's Washington Post describe how the operation caused "the most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space" in the summer of 1982."

...

"The breakthrough came when Vetrov told the CIA of a specific "shopping list" of software technology that Moscow was seeking to update its pipeline as it sought to export natural gas to Western Europe.
Washington was keen to block the deal and, after securing President Reagan's approval in January 1982, the CIA tricked the Soviet Union into acquiring software with built-in flaws.

"In order to disrupt the Soviet gas supply, its hard currency earnings from the West, and the internal Russian economy, the pipeline software that was to run the pumps, turbines and valves was programmed to go haywire after a decent interval, to reset pump speeds and valve settings to produce pressures far beyond those acceptable to pipeline joints and welds," Mr Reed writes.

The project exceeded the CIA's wildest dreams. There were no casualties in the explosion, but it was so dramatic that the first reports are said to have stirred alarm in Washington."

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 16, 2016 12:14 AM (xnAyb)

298 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:08 AM (lutOX)

It's 28 w/rain.

Posted by: BignJames at February 16, 2016 12:14 AM (HtUkt)

299 Okay Cosmo, if it is a myth that good men with guns stop bad men with guns, then who does stop bad men with guns.
Posted by: Darth Randall

A woman who can use The Force, duh.

Posted by: Finnish Government at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM (zmW4B)

300 Lurked around here now finally posting...just another "HotAir refugee".

Posted by: batter at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM (nmtES)

301 143
Instead of having a gun for self defense they recommend yelling your head off.
Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 11:44 PM (3DIzJ)
-------------------
No, no, no! It might bring someone to help you, someone who might use violence. I mean, how else could they help you if they didn't use fists or knives or a gun? So you would be inciting violence. That is bad.

And you should never call the cops because they are armed. That would be threatening violence.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM (T/5A0)

302 A proofreader from when I did markup at a now-defunct magazine chain here used to go nuts, first figuratively and later literally, about the typesetters' not putting word spaces between the periods of the ellipses.

And such was the quaint state of affairs before the War of the Oxford Commas began...

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM (1xUj/)

303 Oops. Sorry about the misplaced possessive in #292. I was going to have phrased that differently but changed my mind missing my (now) error.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM (WOyz5)

304 You guys know there are no refugees allowed in the pool, right?

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 12:16 AM (X5+7H)

305 >>>220 garrett, I'm not falling for that one again.

Posted by: qdpsteve

hah! smart move

Posted by: concrete girl at February 16, 2016 12:16 AM (0KgAM)

306 I was in there once. I had nightmares for months afterward.

My skin is still a slightly different shade than it was before my trip to The Barrel.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:16 AM (YJmuy)

307 Oops. Sorry about the misplaced possessive in #292.

Grammar barrel!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

308 Wow, lots of new nics.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 12:17 AM (jiDCu)

309 28 with rain, it's 65 here. Unseasonably warm for the evening.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 16, 2016 12:17 AM (egOGm)

310
294 Thrawn

Speaking of that demented soul, did you know he started a 10k GFM campaign and, almost 10 months in, he's only gotten about 3500 in pledges?

IN 2006, when he still wielded the power of his Palantir, he could have done $10k in ... 2 weeks? Now that his power is broken ... BWAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:17 AM (FlRtG)

311 Really? Moonmaids never told me that...
Posted by: Dick Tracy


That's a golden oldie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 12:17 AM (FkBIv)

312 You guys know there are no refugees allowed in the pool, right?

Water's already dark brown...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

313 GFM = Go Fuck Me???

Probably not but it would fit.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:17 AM (WOyz5)

314 281 Hot Gas refugee here. I brought some disinfectant for those/the bathroom(s).......

I hope you brought some thermite for The Barrel.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:10 AM (YJmuy)



That will just make the stuff in there angry. Or it might start laughing. Neither sounds like a good idea.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (zt+N6)

315 The grammar barrel is remarkably similar to the original barrel, except that it comes with its own shushing librarian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

316 You guys know there are no refugees allowed in the pool, right?
Posted by: garrett

Once a month, 9 am to 9:15 am.

Posted by: Bushwood County Club at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (zmW4B)

317 All right, off to Slumberland.

Be comfortable Hot Air refugees, and I hope that Barrel is sparkling clean tomorrow.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (vsbNu)

318 300 Lurked around here now finally posting...just another "HotAir refugee".


Posted by: batter at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM (nmtES)

well... come on in... take your pants off... sit a spell...

Ya'll come back now... hear?

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (f7rv6)

319 HA was a great news aggregator.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:11 AM (FlRtG)



Actually, yeah, the Headlines section is the one reason I still ever check that site.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (QWY55)

320 There's also a raunch barrel, but nothing's ever been posted at AoS bad enough to warrant placing anyone inside of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

321 Well goodnight all. And to the HA refugees, welcome to this wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (P8951)

322 I just flounced at Hot Air ... p60, #16.

Posted by: Arbalest


WTF? You were here before! Who are you trying to fool?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (WLpmE)

323 ugh we're only going to get a bunch of 18-30 year old male refugees aren't we. All the hotties are going to stay.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (zt+N6)

324 And from the other side, a man who ain't willing to
do violence to anyone who dares threaten what he loves is a man who has
never loved.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:04 AM (HalrA)


That is another thing that I don't freaking get about feminists... why do they want beta males who will run away shrieking in a violent situation rather than stand and fight?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (NPofj)

325 Lurked around here now finally posting...just another "HotAir refugee".

Welcome. I'd say "welcome on behalf of the Horde", except that no one speaks for the Horde. Everyone's an asshole except for those who aren't.

Things sort themselves out. We assimilate those who get it, those who don't self-deport.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (1xUj/)

326 You may note my prototype slicing skimmer hat. By the time I came to work for Auric Goldfinger, I had upgraded to the blade bowler.

Posted by: Oddjob at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (NnnZy)

327 The ONT needs its own pledge of allegiance to swear in all these new arrivals/HA refugees.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

328 Seems to me there's gotta be money in AoSHQ meme merchandise. I would purchase a #twoweeks cap or "I was banished to the barrel and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" shirt.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 12:20 AM (AJeMv)

329 Well good night everybody. I have to be up early tomorrow.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 16, 2016 12:21 AM (egOGm)

330 Goodnight Cali!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

331 There. Are. Four. Laurens!

Posted by: Captain Picard at February 16, 2016 12:21 AM (X5+7H)

332 . . . except the grammar-barrel librarian also has hot librarian glasses.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:21 AM (WOyz5)

333 andy, objectifying the grammar barrel librarian warrants a trip to the original barrel. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

334 Seems to me there's gotta be money in AoSHQ meme merchandise. I would
purchase a #twoweeks cap or "I was banished to the barrel and all I got
was this lousy t-shirt" shirt.>>>

The ampersand tshirts will sell like morning after pancakes.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 16, 2016 12:22 AM (r6bSH)

335 That is another thing that I don't freaking get about feminists... why do they want beta males who will run away shrieking in a violent situation rather than stand and fight?


Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (NPofj)


Simple concept.... we, the violent Men, have kept them safe for so long, they don't realize that we HAVE been keeping them safe.

They do not understand Human Nature.

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:22 AM (f7rv6)

336 Let's see, original barrel, grammar barrel, raunch barrel. Were there any other barrels I've forgotten about?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

337 "I was banished to the barrel and all I got was Hepatitis!"

I'd buy that shirt.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 12:23 AM (X5+7H)

338 321 Well goodnight all. And to the HA refugees, welcome to this wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (P8951)

Hey, I resemble that remark

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

339 Sooner or later we all become memes.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:23 AM (3DIzJ)

340 You may note my prototype slicing skimmer hat. By the time I came to work for Auric Goldfinger, I had upgraded to the blade bowler.
Posted by: Oddjob


Poison darts work better.

Posted by: BloJob at February 16, 2016 12:23 AM (FkBIv)

341 objectifying the grammar barrel librarian warrants a trip to the original barrel
This place turned into HA so slowly, I hardly noticed.

But, seriously, that's it for me tonight too.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:24 AM (WOyz5)

342 332 . . . except the grammar-barrel librarian also has hot librarian glasses.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:21 AM (WOyz5)


I nominate.... Sarah Palin for Grammar-Barrel Librarian!

Can I get a second from the Horde?

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:24 AM (f7rv6)

343 Watch out you HA refugees. Maet didn't tell you about HAPPY FUN BALL!!!!!!

Don't taunt Happy Fun Ball.

Just ask Buzzion (may he Rest in Peace)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 16, 2016 12:24 AM (Xo1Rt)

344 We'll throw a sleeping bag into the grammar barrel for ya Andy. ;-) Goodnight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

345 Off to snooze and be-drool my pillow.

Take care, Horde!

Make sure those no good HA noobs - let's work on an insulting name for them, something like "Belgians barrel-fodder" or the like - remember that here at AOS, it's blood in, blood out.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:24 AM (/33sy)

346 "they don't realize that we HAVE been keeping them safe. "

This is so true. They really believe that nothing our fighting men have done has had any impact on the security of the world.

It's...insanity.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:25 AM (3DIzJ)

347 So the Pillsbury Doughboy just burned down his rowboat..

Posted by: TexasJew at February 16, 2016 12:25 AM (q3TQG)

348 325
Lurked around here now finally posting...just another "HotAir refugee".



Welcome. I'd say "welcome on behalf of the Horde", except that no
one speaks for the Horde. Everyone's an asshole except for those who
aren't.



Things sort themselves out. We assimilate those who get it, those who don't self-deport.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (1xUj/)


....or get banhammered. Don't forget that option.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

349 If he arises early enough in the AM, we have a commenter, Vic, who does an excellent job pulling together news items. Look for them between 6:30 and 7:30.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM

God bless Vic, we loved him.

Wait I think I have him confused w/ Antonin
Scaiia.

Thankfully Vic is still w/ us.

Posted by: Farmer at February 16, 2016 12:25 AM (o/90i)

350 >>>> Lurked around here now finally posting...just another "HotAir refugee".
Posted by: batter at February 16, 2016 12:15 AM
----
We have been waiting for you. Your inaugural ONT work assignment will be to assist fellow refugee Garym clean out the Barrel.
Get to it.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 16, 2016 12:25 AM (2x3L+)

351 Fenelon should off a few of the HA refugees... to encourage the others.

Posted by: a modest proposal at February 16, 2016 12:26 AM (H9MG5)

352 Don, I like your thinking.

Unfortunately Sarah was too expensive. We had to settle for Rebel Wilson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 12:26 AM (ntObR)

353 You guys are cracking me up. I started at the Malkin website, then checked out hot air when she still owned it. Then found ace in 06. Now it's a habit. I think it was Donna V who said they self deport. She's right.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 12:26 AM (jiDCu)

354

322 weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (WLpmE)

WTF? You were here before! Who are you trying to fool?


HA had registration. I think my first posts there and here were within a few days of each other: ~ May 2006. Years later, I found Table 9.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:26 AM (FlRtG)

355 270 Life is a bitch. And she's on the rag.
Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 12:07 AM (zt+N6)


Well, yeah, but my mom didn't use that kind of language. I don't know what happened to me and my filthy mouth.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (kGrwF)

356 You guys know there are no refugees allowed in the pool, right?
Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 12:16 AM
Damn! I brought my adult diapers just in case.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (BasZO)

357 That is another thing that I don't freaking get
about feminists... why do they want beta males who will run away
shrieking in a violent situation rather than stand and fight?


Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (NPofj)


What they are programmed to say they want and what they actually want are two different things. I can't tell you how many girls I've met that would whine and cry that they wanted a nice, sensitive man but kept going after every tatted-up ex-con they could find. Then they expected me to feel sorry for them when their attempt at taming a wolf predictably backfired. Seriously, what is it with people?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (HalrA)

358 342 332 . . . except the grammar-barrel librarian also has hot librarian glasses.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 12:21 AM (WOyz5)


I nominate.... Sarah Palin for Grammar-Barrel Librarian!

Can I get a second from the Horde?
Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:24 AM (f7rv6)
***
A second, an amen, and a hell yeah!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (/33sy)

359 I nominate.... Sarah Palin for Grammar-Barrel Librarian!

Can I get a second from the Horde?



Hmmmm...soapy bubbles or olive oil for tonight's Barrel?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 12:28 AM (1xUj/)

360 >>what is it with people?


People ain't no good.

Posted by: Zombie Lux Interior at February 16, 2016 12:28 AM (X5+7H)

361 244: I want to say it starred Sally Kirkland as the woman, but looking at her IMDB page, I can't find it in the filmography. Of course, I didn't check every one out, thought -- too much crap to go through. So it could have been some other fading Skinemax/HBO sexpot.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 16, 2016 12:30 AM (dvuhZ)

362
356
You guys know there are no refugees allowed in the pool, right?

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 12:16 AM

Damn! I brought my adult diapers just in case.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (BasZO)


You.....might just fit in.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

363 315 shushing librarian.

Not gonna check urbandictionary. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 16, 2016 12:31 AM (o78gS)

364 So the Pillsbury Doughboy just burned down his rowboat..
Posted by: TexasJew at February 16, 2016 12:25 AM (q3TQG)


Like Cortez: Conquer or die.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 12:31 AM (q2o38)

365 Damn! I brought my adult diapers just in case.

Posted by: Garym

Always a good idea anyway.

Posted by: Hillary! Rodham-Rodham at February 16, 2016 12:31 AM (zmW4B)

366 Here's my take on it all:

Background: I'm a conservative conservative. I worship at the altar of Ward Cleaver. And here's what pisses me off about libertarians... (Big "L," small "L," I don't give a shit. Don't bother telling me the difference.)

You can't tell me mass shootings are not on the rise ("Here! See? Look at this chart! Huh?! Huh?! What about that! No rise in mass shootings!") and then simultaneously tell me that we should arm teachers.

No one was talking about arming teachers in my school days. So why do you offer that now? You tell me nothing new is going on... and then weirdly offer a solution.

School shootings are clearly a new phenomenon. So either the culture had an impact (Oh, no! Libertarians keep telling me "It's just entertainment! It has no impact!") or it's THE FUCKING DRUGS!

I say we keep selling guns and ban psychotropic drugs.

Oh, and jail the fucking pharmaceutical execs and docs while we're at it.

Posted by: RKae at February 16, 2016 12:31 AM (lF8sf)

367

... watching the "HA Moves to FB" Thread ... watching more than a few people get banned ... just like in the old LGF days ...

P61: The commenter "Bishop" is taking a beating ... banned.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:32 AM (FlRtG)

368 Hot Air Refugee Welcome Party ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699285664202891266

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699285829919907840

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699285985801170944

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699286210028695552

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2016 12:32 AM (cFOjg)

369 Thanks. It's a barrel, by the way, and ellipses only need three of the mark.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 12:09 AM
Sorry. I never learnt the grammar stuff. Too damn old to start trying now.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:32 AM (BasZO)

370 I can't tell you how many girls I've met that would
whine and cry that they wanted a nice, sensitive man but kept going
after every tatted-up ex-con they could find. Then they expected me to
feel sorry for them when their attempt at taming a wolf predictably
backfired. Seriously, what is it with people?


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (HalrA)


My sex ed talk, if I ever have to give it, will be to have the boys repeat "Don't stick your dick in crazy" and the girls repeat "I don't have a magic pussy".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 16, 2016 12:33 AM (fC9RO)

371 BWwwaaaahhhhh, like we need to be drunk to scare off gasfugees. We're seriously debached no matter what.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 12:34 AM (Vm8WO)

372 Moar Hot Air Refugee Welcome Party ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699286367864537089

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699286549721120768

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699286768701599744

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/699286952353394689

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2016 12:34 AM (cFOjg)

373
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 16, 2016 12:33 AM (fC9RO)

But pussy is magical

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2016 12:34 AM (voOPb)

374 Oh, and jail the fucking pharmaceutical execs and docs while we're at it.
Posted by: RKae

And the public scrool teachers who demand boys be medicated until they act like girls because they don't want to deal with "boys being boys", i.e. energetic, rough-housing pains in the ass.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:35 AM (zmW4B)

375 You refugees are going to love, just love AtC.

And don't forget MRW.


Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 12:35 AM (jiDCu)

376 Magical in the pet thread sense of the word

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2016 12:35 AM (voOPb)

377
Probably already addressed somewhere above, but what is that rifle with the box magazine in the Dillon gang's toolset? (on the right side, muzzle down)

Love what I assume is that modified 1911 with what looks like a Thompson fore-grip and the high-capacity magazine.

I believe some of the Chicago outfits had BARs, too. Or was that the FBI? Both had Thompsons ("Chicago Typewriter").

Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2016 12:35 AM (QDnY+)

378 HotAir refugee. Not a terrorist. I hear there's an amnesty going on right now?

I've commented before, but I usually make up a different name every time. Guess, I'll go with the hotair name I used... for now.

See everyone tomorrow.

Posted by: El_Terrible at February 16, 2016 12:35 AM (QMlzC)

379 I say we keep selling guns and ban psychotropic drugs.

Oh, and jail the fucking pharmaceutical execs and docs while we're at it.

Posted by: RKae at February 16, 2016 12:31 AM (lF8sf)


Not sure where this diatribe came from... but when I was in school.... we had guns on the gun racks in our Trucks...

Schools were NOT gun free zones....

Ergo they were NOT shooting galleries.

But after very painful personal experience with a family member... yes the psychiatric profession needs a really swift kick in the ass...

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:36 AM (f7rv6)

380 Remember Mike Tyson's famous description of the fat-ass Kardashian sister -- "Lazaruth puthy". That cooter brings you back from the dead.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 16, 2016 12:36 AM (dvuhZ)

381 P61: The commenter "Bishop" is taking a beating ... banned.
Posted by: Arbalest

If 'rons were banned for beating their bishop, there'd be no one left.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:36 AM (zmW4B)

382 RIP VGA
-----------

Ponders sundry owned equipment that still uses RS-232

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 16, 2016 12:38 AM (RrDm2)

383 HotAir refugee. Not a terrorist. I hear there's an amnesty going on right now?

If my humorometer weren't running down I'd probably find something pithy to say about this being a place people are fleeing *to* today.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 12:38 AM (1xUj/)

384 Posted this earlier but no responses,
OT: Fifth day off due to snow school saga continues. Grandson and I tore an ol pc apart today. I am trying to teach basic electronics to him but he digresses into what the different metals are. I saved the lead heat sink, but is the copper worth trying to melt? I am all for teaching him chemistry but I know nothing about metallurgy. Any help would be appreciated!

Posted by: FCF at February 16, 2016 12:38 AM (kejii)

385 381 P61: The commenter "Bishop" is taking a beating ... banned.
Posted by: Arbalest

If 'rons were banned for beating their bishop, there'd be no one left.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:36 AM (zmW4B)


Is once a Knight enough???


or would they be... pawned....

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:38 AM (f7rv6)

386 Maet (the ONT guy) loves when you suggest he's not brave enough to post about Yoko Ono.

Posted by: Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 12:38 AM (H9MG5)

387 357 That is another thing that I don't freaking get
about feminists... why do they want beta males who will run away
shrieking in a violent situation rather than stand and fight?


Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 12:19 AM (NPofj)


What they are programmed to say they want and what they actually want are two different things. I can't tell you how many girls I've met that would whine and cry that they wanted a nice, sensitive man but kept going after every tatted-up ex-con they could find. Then they expected me to feel sorry for them when their attempt at taming a wolf predictably backfired. Seriously, what is it with people?
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (HalrA)
***
In my experience, what they really want is what one of my exes - one of the best, and Lord, but I miss her - said she saw in me: "A Sweet Beast," a half-tamed feral who was dangerous but good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

388 Yo
Been gone forever and I'll be damned if that's all I got
So "yo"

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:39 AM (gvKlG)

389 You refugees are going to love, just love AtC.

And don't forget MRW.
Posted by: Infidel

Should they be warned about MUMR or let them experience it for themselves?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:39 AM (zmW4B)

390 Um, "Dillinger" gang, obviously, not "Dillon". Which would be a major reloading equipment company brand. The blue guys. I'm a red guy (non-Hornady red guy).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2016 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

391 Then they expected me to feel sorry for them when
their attempt at taming a wolf predictably backfired. Seriously, what is
it with people?
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 12:27 AM (HalrA)


I had a long discussion with an old friend about this recently.

She was of the opinion that

a) They desperately want respect, honor and love, and not being bounced off of door frames in arguments, but that is the sort of treatment they get used to;
b) guys who don't treat them like that seem boring after a while.

to which I add my personal experience:

c) getting into a screaming fight with someone you are intimate with is easier than working out a problem, a difference or disagreement about something, and allows you to claim all sorts of moral high-ground. The adrenaline high is an added bonus.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 12:40 AM (q2o38)

392 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 16, 2016 12:30 AM (dvuhZ)

Hmm, what a quandary. Thanks for a name though!

I'll need to look up "In the Heat of Passion" and begin my "research", ;D.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 16, 2016 12:40 AM (s87AC)

393 Rules, shame on you!! Go sit in the corner.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 12:40 AM (jiDCu)

394 Time for bed here.

Ya'll are always fun but it's looking like work beckons tomorrow.

Be well you Morons.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (o/90i)

395 Is once a Knight enough???


or would they be... pawned....
Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13...

Trying to rook us with chess puns eh?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (zmW4B)

396 389. Ace hasn't banned that freak yet?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (gvKlG)

397
NCJ, good to see you. Where you been? Hot Air?

Or out shooting people's doggehs?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (QDnY+)

398 NCJ!!!!!!! How's it going? How is NCK & the smokin hot wife?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (Vm8WO)

399 367




... watching the "HA Moves to FB" Thread ... watching more than a few people get banned ... just like in the old LGF days ...



P61: The commenter "Bishop" is taking a beating ... banned.



Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:32 AM (FlRtG)


They banned Bishop!!!?!?!?!??!????

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:42 AM (EzgxV)

400 Should they be warned about MUMR or let them experience it for themselves?

Experience is the best teacher.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 12:42 AM (jiDCu)

401 She also had a bit to say about temper tantrums in 2 year olds, and in adults:
They express differently, but take the attention away and the temper tantrum evaporates too.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 12:42 AM (q2o38)

402 When I still lurked over at the hot gas, seemed like Bishop was one of the good guys. Kinda like willow here in that both names can also be used as a verb.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 12:43 AM (AJeMv)

403 They banned Bishop!!!?!?!?!??!????


Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:42 AM (EzgxV)


At least over there they only ban people...

AoS? Killed off Buzzion....

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:43 AM (f7rv6)

404 I read the boilerplate for how fucking WONDERFUL it would be for everyone when the FB comments took over and how it would enhance the commenter experience.

Every time a company tells you that something they're cramming down your throat for their advantage somehow "enhances the consumer experience".

Like the spying and third party selling, it's supposed to enhance the consumer experience.

Anyone who still falls for that tired out crock off shit after they've pissed repeatedly on your back deserves to smell like a gas station bathroom.

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2016 12:44 AM (cFOjg)

405 Ace hasn't banned that freak yet?
Posted by: Navycopjoe

He still pops in to leave some droppings.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:44 AM (zmW4B)

406 395 Is once a Knight enough???


or would they be... pawned....
Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13...

Trying to rook us with chess puns eh?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (zmW4B)
***
Wanker's Gambit - the most-played end-game of them all.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:44 AM (lutOX)

407 397. Working and shooting
Nck is getting older so I need cash for a backho to hide the bodies
398. BEBE!!!!! T still won't age and is still beating gravity
Nck is doing great...still playing guitar and violent soccer

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:45 AM (gvKlG)

408 My great fear is that one of the refugees might provoke Maet. We'll pay the price.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 16, 2016 12:45 AM (RrDm2)

409 403 AoS? Killed off Buzzion....
Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:43 AM

Now now, don't go blaming the HQ for Happy Fun Ball's unpredictable nature.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 12:45 AM (Vm8WO)

410 388
Yo

Been gone forever and I'll be damned if that's all I got

So "yo"

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:39 AM (gvKlG)



Where the hell have you been?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

411 That one bloke in the Baader-Meinhof gang montage - top row, middle - looks a lot like Milo Yiannopoulos...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at February 16, 2016 12:45 AM (5csB/)

412 388

Hey ncj!!

Good to see you. (Belated) Happy New Year!

Posted by: speedster1 at February 16, 2016 12:45 AM (vUcdz)

413 A little "inside baseball" for the HA newcomers.

If you truly want to fit in and ingratiate yourselves, sharpen up your sly, subtle "short jokes" humor, and quietly let fly, just every now n' then.

Shows that you've got the requisite class and style to make a home for yourself amongst Teh Horde Barrel, just like as if you'd been here for years.

Believe me, you'll fit right in!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 16, 2016 12:46 AM (McRlu)

414 Moar Hot Air Refugee Welcome Party ONT Compliance Pics

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2016 12:34 AM
After researching and studying and finally downloading said pictures of naughty librarians, I realized I'm going to need some sensitivity training. Damn you for making me look .......

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 12:47 AM (BasZO)

415 Remington Model 10 autoloader in in .401 Win selfloading with an extended mag.

As far as I can tell.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 12:47 AM (q2o38)

416 396
389. Ace hasn't banned that freak yet?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:41 AM (gvKlG)


Been banned. Banhammer had to be rewritten to keep him banned.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

417 Anyone who still falls for that tired out crock off shit after they've pissed repeatedly on your back deserves to smell like a gas station bathroom.

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2016 12:44 AM (cFOjg)


the really scary part is that Faceybook is part of the Catalyst database system.... ie they give information to a database that SELF DESRIBES as being for Progressive causes.

Ergo, everything you will now way on Hot Air, will be looked at by Facebook (legally), collated, and sent to a Progressive database that is used to target voters for micro advertising on specific issues.

Yet the supposed Conservatives who run the place, either don't know.... or don't care...

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:47 AM (f7rv6)

418 "In my experience, what they really want is what one of my exes - one of the best, and Lord, but I miss her - said she saw in me: "A Sweet Beast," a half-tamed feral who was dangerous but good."

Was on a jury once who convicted a sleazy drug dealer for possession of significant amounts of methamphetamine.

Trial took a couple of days - and the dealer's incredibly gorgeous girlfriend sat in the front row of the spectators section for the duration of the trial.

I just shook my head (but wasn't surprised) - she could have her pick of males, and she chose this guy?

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 16, 2016 12:48 AM (xnAyb)

419 *crawls off to sleep on a pallet*


Any of youse HA refugees willing to poke the fire and maybe throw a log on it in the middle of the night are welcome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 12:48 AM (1xUj/)

420 Well, poor Fenelon. RIP grammie winger.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 12:48 AM (jiDCu)

421 410&12. I've been lurking
Too much insanity from the trumpers bringing the nuts
But you know I start my day with coffee and news by Vic

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:48 AM (gvKlG)

422

399 cthulhu

They banned Bishop!!!?!?!?!??!????


Actually, it looks like he "popped his own cork" ... but then there aren't as many commenting setups ...


FWIW, there is a piece of art to Ed, posted, and copied ... apparently, some of the commenters are real unhappy.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (FlRtG)

423 When in doubt, remember this one simple rule:

LURK MOAR

Posted by: The Lurked Hat at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

424 "Was on a jury once who convicted a sleazy drug dealer for possession of significant amounts of methamphetamine.

Trial took a couple of days - and the dealer's incredibly gorgeous girlfriend sat in the front row of the spectators section for the duration of the trial. "

Did she somehow miss the song we composed in the food thread?

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (3DIzJ)

425 413 A little "inside baseball" for the HA newcomers.

If you truly want to fit in and ingratiate yourselves, sharpen up your sly, subtle "short jokes" humor, and quietly let fly, just every now n' then.

Shows that you've got the requisite class and style to make a home for yourself amongst Teh Horde Barrel, just like as if you'd been here for years.

Believe me, you'll fit right in!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 16, 2016 12:46 AM (McRlu)
***
And, someday, HA 'fugees, you'll get shirts.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

426 re: HotAir FB ...I'm running out of places to lurk.

Posted by: davisbr at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (xk+SM)

427 So, next site to bite the dust?

Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2016 12:50 AM (FrHC0)

428 All probationary morons should be fitted with electronic shock collars so they won't stray into the Valu-Rite cellar.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 16, 2016 12:50 AM (21hN3)

429 "LURK MOAR"

Something I should follow, but don't because of nervous compulsion.

Don't be like me.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:51 AM (3DIzJ)

430
I think the same analytical model that identified Peak Oil, and the End of Cheap Oil, and the Kuwaiti Oil Fires Causing a Missed Monsoon + End-times in South Asia, and Runaway Global Warming, and the Downfall of Allied Arab Regimes if the US Dared Put Troops into the Kingdom in 1990, and the Same Thing if the US Dared Depose Saddam, and the Huge Really Big Scary General Population HIV Outbreak, and the Starvation of Zillions if Welfare Reform Was Implemented, and Huge Reductions in the Price of Health Insurance under ACA, and Certain Nukyler War if the US Confronted the Soviets in the 1980s, and The Certainty that the Maverick Missile Wouldn't Work Cuz So Many TV News "Exposes" Saying it Wouldn't - was used in each case.

Dumbassery. It now dominates the West. Despite uniform, disastrous failure, it gets rewarded, lauded, worshipped, slobbered over.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2016 12:51 AM (QDnY+)

431 And, someday, HA 'fugees, you'll get shirts.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

Two weeks?

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:51 AM (f7rv6)

432 418 "In my experience, what they really want is what one of my exes - one of the best, and Lord, but I miss her - said she saw in me: "A Sweet Beast," a half-tamed feral who was dangerous but good."

Was on a jury once who convicted a sleazy drug dealer for possession of significant amounts of methamphetamine.

Trial took a couple of days - and the dealer's incredibly gorgeous girlfriend sat in the front row of the spectators section for the duration of the trial.

I just shook my head (but wasn't surprised) - she could have her pick of males, and she chose this guy?
Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 16, 2016 12:48 AM (xnAyb)
***
Danger is an aphrodisiac, and so is control.

A woman who has what she thinks of as controlled danger can be quite tingly.

(That, and bad judgment. I always fall back on bad judgment to explain my otherwise unaccountable success with the daughters of Eve.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:52 AM (lutOX)

433 ok disregard previous comment, night

Posted by: FCF at February 16, 2016 12:52 AM (kejii)

434 Should they be warned about MUMR

I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 12:52 AM (FkBIv)

435 I, for one, welcome our new HA refugee underlings serfs helper monkeys.

Posted by: munificence at February 16, 2016 12:52 AM (Aaumc)

436 Well, I miss seeing you NCJ. You, Ms Tammy, Berserker, Robert, Peaches, Beanerinvt. Gushie, even though I see her in meat space.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 12:53 AM (Vm8WO)

437 434 Should they be warned about MUMR

I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 12:52 AM (FkBIv)


No fucking way!

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:53 AM (f7rv6)

438 422




399 cthulhu



They banned Bishop!!!?!?!?!??!????





Actually, it looks like he "popped his own cork" ... but then there aren't as many commenting setups ...





FWIW, there is a piece of art to Ed, posted, and copied ... apparently, some of the commenters are real unhappy.





Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (FlRtG)


I finally closed all Tepid Zephyr tabs -- is there a link to Ed art? And, BTW, I don't think it was Ed's call.....and I fear it was the Feral Government's. Malkin's "you're great commenters, now run...." post really raised my hackles.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

439 431 And, someday, HA 'fugees, you'll get shirts.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

Two weeks?
Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:51 AM (f7rv6)
***
Give or take. The guys will get 'em, for sure. The 'fugettes will be issued shirts strictly on an as-needed basis...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 12:54 AM (lutOX)

440 No Tammy or peaches?
Hope they are doing okay

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:54 AM (gvKlG)

441 "I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language"

Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 12:54 AM (3DIzJ)

442 Dumbassery. It now dominates the West. Despite uniform, disastrous failure, it gets rewarded, lauded, worshipped, slobbered over.

Posted by: rhomboid

You forgot: By the 1980s the "population bomb" would cause famine in the first world.
By the mid 90s, the oceans would be incapable of supporting life.
By the year 2000, we wouldn't be able to go outside without hazmat gear because of the acid rain.
By summer 2013, the arctic would be completely ice free.
Did I miss anything?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:54 AM (zmW4B)

443 Dumbassery. It now dominates the West. Despite uniform, disastrous failure, it gets rewarded, lauded, worshipped, slobbered over.
Posted by: rhomboid


And elected.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 12:56 AM (FkBIv)

444 Malkin's "you're great commenters, now run...." post really raised my hackles.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)


It is interesting that some corporation made a decision that will KILL one of the major Right Blogs.... during an election cycle.

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:56 AM (f7rv6)

445 Bad judgement. Yes, that is a way to describe it.

Like, "I think I can fit the quad under that high barbed wire strand. Pro'lly should gun it to make sure . . . "

Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 12:56 AM (q2o38)

446 Did I miss anything?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic

I did.
By the mid 00s, we wouldn't be able to expose any skin outside because of the hole in the ozone layer.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:56 AM (zmW4B)

447 440 No Tammy or peaches?
Hope they are doing okay
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 12:54 AM (gvKlG)

Actually Peaches popped in this weekend. First time I've seen her in ages. Ms Tammy keeps going mia.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 12:57 AM (Vm8WO)

448 445 Bad judgement. Yes, that is a way to describe it.

Like, "I think I can fit the quad under that high barbed wire strand. Pro'lly should gun it to make sure . . . "


Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 12:56 AM (q2o3


Here.... hold my beer....

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 16, 2016 12:57 AM (f7rv6)

449 I don't think you can really fit into this place until you've demonstrated your abiding love for Ron Paul.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (g8Mzr)

450 I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language.

No, just English, the occasional French, and sometimes bits and pieces of others. Don't know what the fuck they were talking about.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (YJmuy)

451 I looked at Facebook 2 minutes ago & I have asked for prayers for one of the most lovely woman I have had priveledge to know, Gayle.

Her daughter is asking people to pray for an end to Gayle's miserable pain.

I'm not going into why daughter doesn't believe in prayer, but Gayle does. Please pray one last time for God to take Gayle home.

Thank you all in advance.

Posted by: Carol at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (sj3Ax)

452 As much wailing and gnashing of teeth as the hot gas implosion has been, for those not personally affected, it has been a welcome respite from the train wreck that was this weekends events. At least that's how I feel.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (AJeMv)

453 If Big Social Media continues on it's current path, I wonder how long it will be before those who value free speech without Big Brother and in your face advertising will rediscover old communication tech of the 80s and early 90s.

Those of us who chase the young off our lawns will remember BBS, Usenet, Dalnet, ICQ several others...

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2016 12:59 AM (cFOjg)

454 Malkin's "you're great commenters, now run...." post really raised my hackles.
Posted by: cthulhu


She did away with her own commenting system some time ago and went with discus, FB etc.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 12:59 AM (FkBIv)

455 Actually Peaches popped in this weekend. First time I've seen her in ages. Ms Tammy keeps going mia.

And we don't see nearly enough of you, BBD. In words or pictures.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:59 AM (YJmuy)

456 IIRC Peaches was on last night.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 01:00 AM (jiDCu)

457 Bad language?

Here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QipAqdomO3I

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 16, 2016 01:00 AM (xnAyb)

458 450 I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language.No, just English, the occasional French, and sometimes bits and pieces of others. Don't know what the fuck they were talking about.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM

Right? Where the fuckity fuck fuck do these fuckwits come up with this shit?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:01 AM (Vm8WO)

459 I see the hotarians pointing out that it would be quite odd for Allahpundit to remain anonymous while requiring all of the little people to divulge their identities.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:01 AM (3DIzJ)

460 Those of us who chase the young off our lawns will remember BBS, Usenet, Dalnet, ICQ several others...


Anyone still got fidonet node numbers handy?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:01 AM (YJmuy)

461 "Did I miss anything?"

Yeah, both you and rhomboid omitted The Repeal Of The 55 MPH National Maximum Speed Limit, which was going to result in A Horrific Mass Slaughter Of Innocent Motorists.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 01:01 AM (noWW6)

462 Allah Pundit: pussy.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 16, 2016 01:01 AM (lQqij)

463 Hey, didn't dumdum go to HA after he was laughed off of here over the great Captain America laugh off?
Wonder if he'll be back

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:02 AM (gvKlG)

464 FYI, HotAir only banned one commentator today; and that was for a Twitter exchange.

Everyone else is self-banning, including Bishop.

Many of the refugees appear to be headed to a newish site... hotgas.net

So I suppose calling it hot gas really will be true.

Posted by: Vanceone at February 16, 2016 01:02 AM (itHw7)

465 There's a commenter here -- alexthechick (or AtC... who has her own podcast by the way) -- she just loves it when you mention spiders. Thinks they're adorable.

Posted by: Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 01:02 AM (H9MG5)

466 450 I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language.

No, just English, the occasional French, and sometimes bits and pieces of others. Don't know what the fuck they were talking about.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (YJmuy)
***
Perhaps they object to the occasional lapse into blunt anglo-saxon? Shitheads are known to be too goddamned sensitive about things like that.

(Lord, I love that I'm a native English speaker - ours is a language like no other - we curse with the combined arsenal of all European languages....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 01:03 AM (lutOX)

467 Ah look at this, DoucheBank is claiming that the only thing that can "save" stocks is The Fed.

http://tinyurl.com/jqnsaay


Perhaps the denizens of ZeroHedge were right - DoucheBank is the next Lehman Bros.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 16, 2016 01:03 AM (s87AC)

468 Prayers sent Carol. May she rest in God's loving arms.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 01:03 AM (jiDCu)

469 So, another of those days. This is the 6th for this year.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 16, 2016 01:04 AM (B8JRQ)

470 463 Hey, didn't dumdum go to HA after he was laughed off of here over the great Captain America laugh off?
Wonder if he'll be back
Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:02 AM


Yep.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 01:04 AM (g8Mzr)

471 Dum Dum was banned. And then rebanned when sneaking back in. He probably has been one of the idiot trolls we've seen before. Or he's still on the same IP and can't get through the ban. He's pretty dumb so that's probably the case.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:04 AM (zt+N6)

472 AOSHQ BBNET - where the 1337 meet

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 16, 2016 01:04 AM (lutOX)

473 Right? Where the fuckity fuck fuck do these fuckwits come up with this shit?

Why aren't you writing poetry?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:05 AM (YJmuy)

474
cthulhu

I finally closed all Tepid Zephyr tabs -- is there a link to Ed art?


These links:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/go5lh5t

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j5xhfn6

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbjnqaa

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zss4hrr

... will open the appropriate page, with the post at the top.

I didn't bother to check the intervening 58 pages or so, so there might be more.

But, as of now, this is it.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 01:05 AM (FlRtG)

475 Ah, home at long last, where I can pour myself a beverage, kick off my shoes and other articles of attire, and lounge among the weirdest weirdos of the web for a few minutes before retiring.

Y'know, that grade school English schoolmarm who lives in my head just never lets go.

We went to the grocery store on our way home, of necessity (no bacon). At the self-help checkout lanes, I saw a whiteboard on which was written, "No coupon's at self-service lane. Sorry Mgmt." I blurted out to the checker (young fellow, not devoid of a sensahumor) that there were no coupons allowed because of sorry management. Hahaha. And remarked on the possessive form of coupon. "Just move that apostrophe down as a comma after "sorry," and it'll be all right.

Then Milady pointed out the headline on the Tulsa World. "Guns used in most domestic deaths." Um, really? I mean, murders, suicides, and self-defense deaths, yeah, I can see, but I don't think they really mean most domestic deaths.

Langwich. How do it werk?

So, gimme the 5¢ version of what's been said tonight so I don't have to read 500 comments!?

Posted by: mindful webworker checks in late at February 16, 2016 01:05 AM (6MUFb)

476 " I saw one commenter warn another that AoS had bad language.No, just English, the occasional French, and sometimes bits and pieces of others. Don't know what the fuck they were talking about. "

AoS hasn't even plumbed the real depths yet - obscene expressions in Russian is an entire sub-language.

There is a Russian joke with a foreman and worker arguing at a construction site - it is a comprehensible conversation of fourteen words, each of which is a different variant of a single well-known Russian obscenity.

Posted by: Fleeing Allahpundit at February 16, 2016 01:06 AM (xnAyb)

477 471. Hmmmmm
We need a better brand of troll
I figure this election will bring out the best of the worst

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:06 AM (gvKlG)

478 "I'm not going into why daughter doesn't believe in prayer, but Gayle does. Please pray one last time for God to take Gayle home."

I think my line of credit with the Almighty has been rescinded, but for what it's worth, clumsy second-rate prayer sent. Also, I hate cancer with the heat of a thousand exploding suns.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 01:06 AM (noWW6)

479 Hot Gas going to Facebook commenting absolutely burns us 'rons that have to stay anonymous. I would lose 90% or more of my clients. There is no way I can out myself as a conservative. Gay, lgbt, muzzie, abcdefg etc. would be no problem, but outing myself as a Conservative would be a no no.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 01:07 AM (BasZO)

480 Goodnight all, fun chat tonight, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 16, 2016 01:08 AM (ntObR)

481 Tomorrow is our states primary election. We have to show ID I'm fine with that.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

So it is.

Guess I can make it to the place after my afternoon meeting but before the overnight shift.

Might as well do it while the show ID law is in effect before some Dane County judge suspends it before the November election in some way.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 16, 2016 01:08 AM (F9322)

482 I think the whole damned world banking system is Lehman Bros.

What was the latest from Euroland -- they're talking about forcing sovereign debt haircuits before any more bailouts from whatever alphabet soup stabilization funds they've pulled out of their asses over the years since '08.

There's mountains of debt built up in the system that can't possibly be paid back. Now, that debt is many people's assets (including pension funds and all that good stuff).

The game is trying to stave off the realization that all that "wealth" is just dog shit, which brings on the burning times.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 16, 2016 01:08 AM (dvuhZ)

483 Thanks to AoS for landing clearance!

HA was fun while it lasted, but it's a site that's gone the way of Fark.com and LGF. Much appreciate the welcome, and nice to see familiar names.

All the best!

/DarthBrooks/

Posted by: DarthBrooks at February 16, 2016 01:08 AM (CsXQM)

484 455. And we don't see nearly enough of you, BBD. In words or pictures.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 12:59 AM

Real life has been kicking my ass since I went back to work, but hey steady paycheck! I need to show up more what with someone stepping on my nic.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:08 AM (Vm8WO)

485 she just loves it when you mention spiders. Thinks they're adorable.

Who doesn't love spiders with water-droplet hats!?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j5gt8w8

Posted by: zombie Shelob at February 16, 2016 01:08 AM (Aaumc)

486 Frequently mention how you think crossbows are better than longbows.

Posted by: Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 01:10 AM (H9MG5)

487 The Hot Air refugees are probably really going to be disappointed when they find out petunia is here blowing Rubio like it does at Hot Air.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:10 AM (zt+N6)

488 477. From what I see so far, HA is giving up their commenters, Ed Morrisy is an idiot, newbies get their tshirts in two weeks, and AtC likes spiders (and clowns of course)

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:10 AM (gvKlG)

489 462 Allah Pundit: pussy.
Posted by: The Man from Athens

Is it magical? Maybe we could introduce him to Mike Tyson.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:11 AM (Vm8WO)

490 g'nite qdp. I'm out too.

Welcome Hot Gas guests. Take your pants off and stay a while.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2016 01:11 AM (jiDCu)

491
489 462 Allah Pundit: pussy.
Posted by: The Man from Athens

Is it magical? Maybe we could introduce him to Mike Tyson.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:11 AM (Vm8WO)



I think its sandy.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:12 AM (zt+N6)

492 Real life has been kicking my ass since I went back to work, but hey
steady paycheck! I need to show up more what with someone stepping on
my nic.


I don't begrudge anyone earning a living.

I've got stuff going on that means I'll be here less over the next several months. I'd say more, but I can still remember Papa Basura's advice to me as a young boy, "Shut the fuck up!"

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:13 AM (YJmuy)

493 473. Why aren't you writing poetry?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:05 AM

Too much work. Easier to get drunk & spew.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:13 AM (Vm8WO)

494 >>>From what I see so far, HA is giving up their
commenters, Ed Morrisy is an idiot, newbies get their tshirts in two
weeks, and AtC likes spiders (and clowns of course)

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:10 AM (gvKlG)<<<

Oh, and this feller here absolutely loves him some Jay Cutler. It's helpful to remind him that the Bears should feel privileged to have him at QB.

Posted by: Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 01:13 AM (H9MG5)

495 Frequently mention how you think crossbows are better than longbows.

Do this near the beginning of long posts Ace has obviously put a lot of time, thought and effort into.

Posted by: Dale Carnegie at February 16, 2016 01:13 AM (Aaumc)

496 #475 Posted by: mindful webworker checks in late at February 16, 2016 01:05 AM (6MUFb)

Hot Air is switching to a Facebook only commenting system effective 2-16-2016 that is going down about was well as hot cyanide wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Other than that not too much.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 16, 2016 01:13 AM (lQqij)

497 Who is going to introduce the HA refugees to the Barbed Cock of Satan????

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at February 16, 2016 01:14 AM (ugGcR)

498 HA refugees should know that we don't get all hung up on things like "intellectual property" when it comes to jokes, so they should just feel free to let them fly.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 16, 2016 01:14 AM (zmW4B)

499 Thanks for the welcome! I'm a HotAir undocumented worker!

Posted by: Sherman1864 at February 16, 2016 01:14 AM (ETZmm)

500 475 Ah, home at long last, where I can pour myself a beverage, kick off my shoes and other articles of attire

Shit, did anyone tell the gasfugees they have to drop trou?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:15 AM (Vm8WO)

501 Her daughter is asking people to pray for an end to Gayle's miserable pain.

I'm not going into why daughter doesn't believe in prayer, but Gayle does. Please pray one last time for God to take Gayle home.

Thank you all in advance.
Posted by: Carol at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (sj3Ax)


Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 16, 2016 01:16 AM (vBeA5)

502 The comments over at HA right now are priceless.

Dozens of variants on " Fuck you, lardass!"...

Posted by: TexasJew at February 16, 2016 01:16 AM (eH7x7)

503 Carol: Please pray one last time for God to take Gayle home.

Aw.

I pray God's will be done, Carol, for your friend.

Posted by: mindful webworker - tries at February 16, 2016 01:16 AM (6MUFb)

504 Her daughter is asking people to pray for an end to Gayle's miserable pain.

I'm not going into why daughter doesn't believe in prayer, but Gayle does. Please pray one last time for God to take Gayle home.

Thank you all in advance.
Posted by: Carol at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (sj3Ax)

+++++++

Done.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 16, 2016 01:17 AM (lQqij)

505 484 bbd

Thank you! I saw the "other" Bebe and wondered....

Posted by: speedster1 at February 16, 2016 01:18 AM (vUcdz)

506 492 I'd say more, but I can still remember Papa Basura's advice to me as a young boy, "Shut the fuck up!"
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:13 AM (

In most situations, excellent advice. So, what did you do to get stuck on work release?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:20 AM (Vm8WO)

507 "
111 I looked up Ed Morrissey's twitter feed and found that he was indeed sneering at the HA people who are leaving the site because they refuse to use FB. Now, I haven't followed Morrissey since he was blogging at Captain's Quarters and so I thought certain posters here who disparaged him might be exaggerating. But no, it turns out he really is a dick. He's not even acknowledging that people might have valid concerns - no, it's all just hyperbole and drama queen shit as far as he's concerned. Even if that's what he thinks, what a shabby way to treat your readership.

I read a bit of the "adios" thread over there. Surprised by how many people love and respect Jazz Shaw. I've read a bit of his stuff, but he didn't stand out to me. But he has apparently shown much more class over this move then either Ed or Allah."

Thank you, I think you get it!

Posted by: Sherman1864 at February 16, 2016 01:21 AM (ETZmm)

508 The Man from Athens: Hot Air is switching to a Facebook only commenting system...

Yeah, I saw that kicked around on the morning threads.

I'm not even good at keeping track of the regulars. Now I gotta sort out the newbies fleeing Hot Air from the trolls and paid arguers (BIRM). I suppose I only need to concern myself with remembering those who survive the initiation ritual.

(Slaps large wooden paddle with holes in it)

Posted by: mindful webworker - trou down, line up at February 16, 2016 01:21 AM (6MUFb)

509 479
Hot Gas going to Facebook commenting absolutely burns us 'rons that have
to stay anonymous. I would lose 90% or more of my clients. There is no
way I can out myself as a conservative. Gay, lgbt, muzzie, abcdefg etc.
would be no problem, but outing myself as a Conservative would be a no
no.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 01:07 AM (BasZO)


For me, it's more of something that's been drilled into me from an early age. My family has been persecuted many times throughout history, and left several nations one step ahead of the authorities. There's several things you just shouldn't ever talk about in society, and politics is high among them, because having the wrong opinion can be remarkably fatal. There's a certain safety in anonymity, as long as you have it, you're another step ahead and have more time to get out while the getting is good.

There's also the insulating factor of it. If people know who the author is, they judge your words by who you are, and it becomes a popularity contest. With anonymity, your words speak for themselves without any credit or discredit from their author. The Left is all about making everything into one giant fucking popularity contest, and always has been.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 01:21 AM (J+mig)

510 "Hot Gas going to Facebook commenting absolutely burns us 'rons that have
to stay anonymous. I would lose 90% or more of my clients."

How anyone could possibly think that rending the veil of anonymity is not a problem, after the Brendan Eich disaster, is completely beyond me.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 01:22 AM (noWW6)

511 So here's my real advice for hotarians.

This is a great community because you can be honest.

So state your opinions, have fun, and don't be a dick.

Oh, and don't sock ace.

And don't try to copy/paste anything ever.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:22 AM (f3Iw2)

512 Easier to get drunk & spew.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy


Isn't that a song?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 01:22 AM (FkBIv)

513 I just saw the update about Hotair. WTH were they thinking?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2016 01:23 AM (8PbKi)

514 I don't think you can really fit into this place until you've demonstrated your abiding love for Ron Paul.
Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM

Hmmmm! I'd rather stick needles in my eyes and vote for Ron Paul, than vote for tRump. Both give me Hot Gas for some reason ........

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 01:23 AM (BasZO)

515 500. Or wear assless chaps
Always an option with the exception of the book thread of course

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:23 AM (gvKlG)

516 497 Who is going to introduce the HA refugees to the Barbed Cock of Satan????

I'll do it. Someone want to link to Night of the Sodomizing Cougar Man so they know who I am?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:23 AM (Vm8WO)

517 In most situations, excellent advice. So, what did you do to get stuck on work release?

Heh. If I were in Arpio's tent city at least I'd have stories to tell.

Family business rearing its ugly head is all. When it's all over I'm hoping to have a tale of karma being her bitchy self, but pointed at someone else this time.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:24 AM (YJmuy)

518 "Shit, did anyone tell the gasfugees they have to drop trou?"

::: frantic shushing gestures :::

It's a way to pick them out.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 01:24 AM (noWW6)

519 513 I just saw the update about Hotair. WTH were they thinking?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2016 01:23 AM (8PbKi)



That they want Mark Zuckerberg to take care dealing with those icky uncooperative conservatives for them.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:25 AM (zt+N6)

520 501
Her daughter is asking people to pray for an end to Gayle's miserable pain.



I'm not going into why daughter doesn't believe in prayer, but Gayle
does. Please pray one last time for God to take Gayle home.



Thank you all in advance.

Posted by: Carol at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM (sj3Ax)



Thoughts Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 16, 2016 01:16 AM (vBeA5)


May God have mercy toward Gayle in her pain, and not prolong it for one millisecond more than needed in His plan -- but rather receive Gayle into His Grace as expeditiously as He might allow.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 01:26 AM (EzgxV)

521 Oh great
There's a drunk asshole arguing with some crackwhore looking chick about if he's safe to drive
In front of my car
Uggggh

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:26 AM (gvKlG)

522 514 I don't think you can really fit into this place until you've demonstrated your abiding love for Ron Paul.
Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 12:58 AM

Hmmmm! I'd rather stick needles in my eyes and vote for Ron Paul, than vote for tRump. Both give me Hot Gas for some reason ........
Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 01:23 AM (BasZO)


As long as you're cool with Andrew Sullivan.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 01:27 AM (g8Mzr)

523 "WTH were they thinking?"

Oh I have several theories. In order from least to most conspiratorial.


1) Ed was sick of moderating and decided to outsource the job and didn't give to seconds thought to the fact that people like being anonymous.

2) Ed was sick of moderating and decided to outsource the job and was secretly gleeful that people would have to post under their own names, to be fair.

3) HotAir got some sweet sweet money/benefits from Facebook

4) HotAir received marching orders to shut down their anonymous comment system

My best guess is option 2 with a dash of 3.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:27 AM (f3Iw2)

524 505 484 bbd
Thank you! I saw the "other" Bebe and wondered....
Posted by: speedster1 at February 16, 2016 01:18 AM

Yeah I saw that. Entirely too close for comfort when the old timers think it's me.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:27 AM (Vm8WO)

525 Dammit. Looking online to adopt a dog.

Gonna wait until Saturday when I can meet them in person.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 01:28 AM (hlMPp)

526 G'night everyone. Gotta pretend to work tomorrow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2016 01:29 AM (YJmuy)

527 Prayers up Carol.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 01:29 AM (hlMPp)

528 Besides anonymity, Facebook is just a really shitty site to discuss politics in. I've rarely, rarely seen a political discussion there that's even interesting and their commenting platform sucks.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 01:29 AM (g8Mzr)

529 Fucking sock fail, that was supposed to be from The War Cock

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:30 AM (Vm8WO)

530 528 Besides anonymity, Facebook is just a really shitty site to discuss politics in. I've rarely, rarely seen a political discussion there that's even interesting and their commenting platform sucks.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2016 01:29 AM (g8Mzr)


*Like*

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:31 AM (zt+N6)

531 'Night Blanco.

Hoping for a two hour delay. It's icy as hell out now.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 01:31 AM (hlMPp)

532 528. The last thing I want to discuss with friends and family is politics
Of course they'd see all of it

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 16, 2016 01:31 AM (gvKlG)

533 Nite Blanco.

Waves to NDH.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:32 AM (Vm8WO)

534 523
"WTH were they thinking?"



Oh I have several theories. In order from least to most conspiratorial.





1) Ed was sick of moderating and decided to outsource the job and
didn't give to seconds thought to the fact that people like being
anonymous.



2) Ed was sick of moderating and decided to outsource the job and
was secretly gleeful that people would have to post under their own
names, to be fair.



3) HotAir got some sweet sweet money/benefits from Facebook



4) HotAir received marching orders to shut down their anonymous comment system



My best guess is option 2 with a dash of 3.





Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:27 AM (f3Iw2)


Remember, also, that hotair.com is a property of Salem -- which puts a whole bunch of alternatives into the mix....e.g. Salem decides that Townhall should have the pre-eminent group of commenters -- Ed and Allah overruled as "corporate" sells commenters to FB.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 01:33 AM (EzgxV)

535 3) HotAir got some sweet sweet money/benefits from Facebook
4) HotAir received marching orders to shut down their anonymous comment system
My best guess is option 2 with a dash of 3.
Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:27 AM (f3Iw2)


From what I've heard the switch over was decided by Salem and made across the board on all of their web sites.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 01:33 AM (wqVD1)

536 530 *Like*
Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:31 AM (zt+N6)

-1

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:34 AM (Vm8WO)

537 I like to think of AoSHQ as the uncle Eddie from Christmas Vacation of the blogosphere.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 01:34 AM (AJeMv)

538 "
From what I've heard the switch over was decided by Salem and made across the board on all of their web sites."

So I guess replace "hot air" with "Salem" there.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:35 AM (f3Iw2)

539 " I like to think of AoSHQ as the uncle Eddie from Christmas Vacation of the blogosphere."

Shitter's full.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:36 AM (f3Iw2)

540 I like to think of AoSHQ as the uncle Eddie from Christmas Vacation of the blogosphere.

I like to think of late-80s Beverly d'Angelo.

Posted by: no similes or metaphors at February 16, 2016 01:37 AM (Aaumc)

541 Thank you, Political Hat, Mindful Webworker, Infidel & everyone else.

Gayle had giant tumor & surgeons could get only 80% of it. Still growing. My grandfather died of brain cancer when I was 10 & the pain (stubborn Polish people?) made him grind teeth down.

Should be soon.

Posted by: Carol at February 16, 2016 01:38 AM (sj3Ax)

542 535
3) HotAir got some sweet sweet money/benefits from Facebook
4) HotAir received marching orders to shut down their anonymous comment system
My best guess is option 2 with a dash of 3.
Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 01:27 AM (f3Iw2)

From what I've heard the switch over was decided by Salem and made across the board on all of their web sites.


Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 01:33 AM (wqVD1)


Ace and Allah used to be close. How's Allah doing? He's a good guy.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

543 Carol, if you're lurking, know that, while I'm not great at this praying thing, your health and your family are often in my thoughts, and prayers of a sort result.

And the move to Texas thing didn't work out, I guess, but I hope whatever you need comes your way. ♥

Well, folks, I've had a day and a half today. Checking out now.

Good night, Morons, 'Ettes, newcomers, beachcombers, cucumbers, coconuts, and demigods from other dimensions.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z-z-z-z-z at February 16, 2016 01:39 AM (6MUFb)

544 Those Red Army dudes and dudettes all have the sanpaku of doom.

Ever since you mentioned it I'm seeing it everywhere.

Posted by: bour3 at February 16, 2016 01:40 AM (5x3+2)

545
From what I've heard the switch over was decided by Salem and made across the board on all of their web sites.


Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 01:33 AM (wqVD1)



So to me that sounds like two options then. Ed is a little corporate bitch that too beta to admit this is the case because he makes no mention of it coming from Salem. OR Ed is a cowardly little bitch and would rather blame Salem than own up to it being him and the others of Hot Air that are doing it.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:40 AM (zt+N6)

546 There's a commenter here -- alexthechick (or AtC... who has her own podcast by the way) -- she just loves it when you mention spiders. Thinks they're adorable.
Posted by: Rules for Refugees


You tried this joke earlier, and no one bit.

Why worry it?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 01:41 AM (WLpmE)

547 How many websites does Salem have?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 16, 2016 01:42 AM (FkBIv)

548 From what I've heard the switch over was decided by Salem and made across the board on all of their web sites.


Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 01:33 AM (wqVD1)



So to me that sounds like two options then. Ed is a little corporate bitch that too beta to admit this is the case because he makes no mention of it coming from Salem. OR Ed is a cowardly little bitch and would rather blame Salem than own up to it being him and the others of Hot Air that are doing it.
Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:40 AM (zt+N6)

+++++

Either way: 1) Ed's a bitch and 2) There is a void that will be filled by this and other present sites and new ones.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 16, 2016 01:43 AM (lQqij)

549 As a (former) hotair member since very nearly the beginning, thanks for the welcome.

I'll not inflict my contempt for the current hotair management on you folks.

Posted by: novaculus at February 16, 2016 01:43 AM (rOazT)

550 RIP VGA

You served us well Mr. 15-pin connector.


One thing that can be counted on like death and taxes is that every single household in the nation has, at least, 9 RGA cables lying around that aren't being used - with no less than 6 of them guaranteed to still be in their plastic bag packaging. This is a natural resource just screaming to be exploited.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 16, 2016 01:44 AM (zc3Db)

551 546 There's a commenter here -- alexthechick (or AtC... who has her own podcast by the way) -- she just loves it when you mention spiders. Thinks they're adorable.
Posted by: Rules for Refugees

You tried this joke earlier, and no one bit.

Why worry it?


Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 01:41 AM (WLpmE


I repeated the Pope giving up communism for Lent joke three times. It was the third one that got put into an actual post.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:44 AM (zt+N6)

552 Bruce Jenner??? *wah*!

Posted by: The Crying Game at February 16, 2016 01:46 AM (jFocU)

553 I like to think of AoSHQ as the uncle Eddie from Christmas Vacation of the blogosphere.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 01:34 AM

I told the wife she could quit her second job once the baby comes.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 01:46 AM (BasZO)

554 Alright, I'm outta here till sunrise.

I swear I have no idea how some of you get onto the wall of shame each. More commitment than my paying the rent job requires, ffs.

Nightwalkers it's been real.

Gasfugees, welcome to Mr.O'Spades bachelor pad. We fight like family, but we're mostly kindred spirits.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 01:47 AM (AJeMv)

555 That's actually gasoline in my drinking glass.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 16, 2016 01:47 AM (jFocU)

556 If you have more hair on your ass than a hippie has over his whole, stinking body, say "No!" to assless chaps. Please, I'm still in therapy from that mechanical bull incident after watching "Urban Cowboy" back in the '70's.

Wow! did that feel good to get off my chest!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 16, 2016 01:48 AM (lQqij)

557 Ok sleepy time. Night night fappers. Be sure to put on a good show for Buzzion & the other Fapping Ghosts!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:48 AM (Vm8WO)

558
557 Ok sleepy time. Night night fappers. Be sure to put on a good show for Buzzion & the other Fapping Ghosts!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 16, 2016 01:48 AM (Vm8WO)



Hot Chicks only. Must have matching pair of chromosomes.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:49 AM (zt+N6)

559 And don't try to copy/paste anything ever.
Posted by: Lauren


Just copy to a plain text editor, like Notepad, and then re-copy and paste to the AOSHQ comment box first.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 01:49 AM (WLpmE)

560 I always considered the comments at the HQ to be like 4chan's /b/ was ten years ago, abet without the pedo stuff.

Posted by: The /b/ Hat at February 16, 2016 01:49 AM (vBeA5)

561 545


From what I've heard the switch over was decided by Salem and made across the board on all of their web sites.





Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 01:33 AM (wqVD1)







So to me that sounds like two options then. Ed is a little
corporate bitch that too beta to admit this is the case because he makes
no mention of it coming from Salem. OR Ed is a cowardly little bitch
and would rather blame Salem than own up to it being him and the others
of Hot Air that are doing it.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 01:40 AM (zt+N6)


Ed and Allah are on W-2 gigs with Salem. Like every other W-2 gig, they need time to find another gig when their management goes rogue -- and unless the managerial crap gets really bad in a short amount of time, it's best to keep things on the down-low until one has a landing pad. I don't now if Ed and Allah were enthusiastically on board or completely opposed -- but I'd expect both to be quiet even if they were both going to bail. That Malkin stepped-in to call a curtain would seem to be a major indication of feelings at the Hotair level.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

562 560 I always considered the comments at the HQ to be like 4chan's /b/ was ten years ago, abet without the pedo stuff.

Posted by: The /b/ Hat at February 16, 2016 01:49 AM (vBeA5)



Without it. Riiiiight

Posted by: Roman Polanski at February 16, 2016 01:50 AM (zt+N6)

563 I repeated the Pope giving up communism for Lent joke three times. It was the third one that got put into an actual post.
Posted by: buzzion


You may want to give up commenting for the next liturgical session.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 01:52 AM (WLpmE)

564 For those with friends and loved ones still at HA please pass the word that the AoSHQ ratline is now fully operational. The passphrase is the answer to how do you slice?

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 01:52 AM (wqVD1)

565 Ace is the BEST!!!

Posted by: Carol at February 16, 2016 01:53 AM (sj3Ax)

566 >>>You tried this joke earlier, and no one bit.



Why worry it?



Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 01:41 AM (WLpmE)<<<

Must have been someone else. Wasn't really around before the ONT.

Posted by: Amy Schumer Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 01:54 AM (H9MG5)

567 Glad you are here, refugees.
You've exchanged Hot Air for a cool breeze.

Posted by: David Gilmour at February 16, 2016 01:56 AM (jFocU)

568 Good night 'rons and 'ettes. Thanks for the welcome! I've always lurked here and you'll see me commenting from time to time. All work and no play ..........
Prayers for Gayle.

Posted by: Garym at February 16, 2016 01:56 AM (BasZO)

569 Prayers up for your friend, Carol.

And welcome to our new friends from Hot Air!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 16, 2016 01:59 AM (Saqzi)

570 The top 10 liberal sites (Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Democratic Underground, Talking Points Memo, Crooks and Liars, Think Progress, Atrios, Greenwald, MyDD and Firedoglake) have a profanity quotient of 14.6.

The top 10 conservative sites (Free Republic, Hot Air, Little Green Footballs, Townhall, NewsBusters, Lucianne.com, Wizbang, Ace of Spades, Red State and Volokh Conspiracy) have a quotient of 1.17.


So thanks, Horde, for 1.16 of those points.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 16, 2016 01:59 AM (VdICR)

571 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/7/profanity-greater-on-liberal-blogs/#disqus_thread

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 16, 2016 02:00 AM (VdICR)

572 So, looks like my decision to wander over here from HA a few years ago was prescient. Also, the ONT has kept me sane a few times.

Hat, the husband happened to see you when I was watching the NH DD videos and said "Who's the Amish guy at the laptop?!" I laughed so hard.....

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 16, 2016 02:01 AM (K27gs)

573 Ah, I see it was Jane D'oh that did the AtC/Spider joke in the morning Open Thread.

... so at least I was in good company.

Posted by: Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 02:01 AM (H9MG5)

574 The top 10 conservative sites (Free Republic, Hot Air, Little Green Footballs

How fucking old is this data?

Posted by: Methuselah at February 16, 2016 02:02 AM (Aaumc)

575 570
We are going to have to work on this. No way we come in second to those little pantywaists...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 16, 2016 02:02 AM (iHjB5)

576 You know every now in then I see people asking about ace making this place a "two column" front page or something. I never go to hot air. I look over there because of the facebook thing and I see that's what hot air has. And after looking at it, are you fucking dumb? That looks ugly and stupid, there's no reason on earth to lay your webpage out like its a newspaper where space is at premium so you need things condensed and have to fit in the articles and any advertisements into a set page space. You think this place is archaic? At least we're not acting like its still created via printing press.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 02:05 AM (zt+N6)

577 With profanity, it's quality, not quantity.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 16, 2016 02:06 AM (dvuhZ)

578 hugh hewiitt wrote "painting the map red" long ago.
ed's new book is titled, "going red"

!

Posted by: concrete girl at February 16, 2016 02:07 AM (0KgAM)

579 578 hugh hewiitt wrote "painting the map red" long ago.
ed's new book is titled, "going red"

!

Posted by: concrete girl at February 16, 2016 02:07 AM (0KgAM)



Dah Comrade.

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at February 16, 2016 02:08 AM (zt+N6)

580 Test from a HotAir refugee.

Posted by: Who Is JohnGalt at February 16, 2016 02:10 AM (lOGzQ)

581 omg~ omg! omg!

did u c what taylor said at the emmys?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 16, 2016 02:12 AM (WTSFk)

582 579
578 hugh hewiitt wrote "painting the map red" long ago.

ed's new book is titled, "going red"



!



Posted by: concrete girl at February 16, 2016 02:07 AM (0KgAM)







Dah Comrade.

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at February 16, 2016 02:08 AM (zt+N6)


Zuckerschmuck is young and stupid enough to think he got a thorough education before he dropped-out. IRL, he's an ignorant doofus who has so little in common with his company's users as to provide negligible strategic input for attracting, retaining, and monetizing them.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

583 she is so amazing!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 16, 2016 02:13 AM (WTSFk)

584 I have an undying affection for Allahpundit because it was some very early humor stuff he did back in 2002/3 that was my original inspiration for becoming a "blogger" (although I didn't know that term yet).

I somehow stumbled on a hilarious Howard Dean satire he did and laughed my ass off, without even yet self-identifying as a "conservative" (actually, I still don't, but that a different story).

So when I acquired my first digital camera in 2003 and found myself at an anti-war rally attending in all sincerity as an anti-war leftist, out of longstanding habit, I was literally stunned to see grotesque anti-semitism on display, so photographed it, and (inspired by Allah's example) put it online.

The rest is history.

My politics completed a very rapid pole-reversal.

HOLY COW, just checked, and today is the 13th Anniversary of my first report!!!

http://www.zombietime.com/sf_rally_february_16_2003/

"These photos were taken at the anti-war rally in San Francisco on Saturday, February 16th, 2003."

Wow, thirteen years. I literally can't wrap my mind around that. Feels like 13 minutes.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:14 AM (jBuUi)

585 take that kanye!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 16, 2016 02:14 AM (WTSFk)

586

It looks like the Hot Air Refugees are starting to show up.

Welcome.

This shakeup looks much less bitter than when larChes soJnnoh went off the rails in an orange cheetos haze, but only just.

Perhaps in a day or two Maetenloch or some other c-b will create a Refugee Thread.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 02:16 AM (FlRtG)

587 Heh - this HA comment: http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/15/hot-air-to-move-to-facebook-comment-system/comment-page-63/#comment-10551395

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 16, 2016 02:16 AM (wqVD1)

588 584
I have an undying affection for Allahpundit because it was some very
early humor stuff he did back in 2002/3 that was my original inspiration
for becoming a "blogger" (although I didn't know that term yet).



I somehow stumbled on a hilarious Howard Dean satire he did and
laughed my ass off, without even yet self-identifying as a
"conservative" (actually, I still don't, but that a different story).



So when I acquired my first digital camera in 2003 and found myself at an anti-war rally attending in all sincerity as an anti-war leftist, out of longstanding habit,
I was literally stunned to see grotesque anti-semitism on display, so
photographed it, and (inspired by Allah's example) put it online.



The rest is history.



My politics completed a very rapid pole-reversal.



HOLY COW, just checked, and today is the 13th Anniversary of my first report!!!



http://www.zombietime.com/sf_rally_february_16_2003/



"These photos were taken at the anti-war rally in San Francisco on Saturday, February 16th, 2003."



Wow, thirteen years. I literally can't wrap my mind around that. Feels like 13 minutes.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:14 AM (jBuUi)


So glad to have you with us, zombie.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 02:18 AM (EzgxV)

589 Maybe if we forced them all to use the Facebook commenting system, they'd all go back to Syria.

Posted by: Sweden at February 16, 2016 02:18 AM (jFocU)

590 How fucking old is this data?
Posted by: Methuselah at February 16, 2016 02:02 AM (Aaumc)

You tell US, Methuselah.

Posted by: MaddAddam at February 16, 2016 02:18 AM (vVv/P)

591 Wow, thirteen years. I literally can't wrap my mind around that. Feels like 13 minutes.
Posted by: zombie


You'll always be the nondescript anime hero of a thing with a thing, yeah, you know. a thing...

Keep on nonathingyon!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 02:18 AM (WLpmE)

592 584
That is different. I had never heard the "counterfeit Jews" thing before.

So, wait. Is this part of the crazy thing over rationalizing/deemphasizing the Holocaust? It is not as bad because these were people who stole the legacy of the real chosen people? I realize trying to rationalize crazy can be frustrating, but everyone tries to rationalize what they do.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 16, 2016 02:22 AM (iHjB5)

593 Give or take. The guys will get 'em, for sure. The 'fugettes will be issued shirts strictly on an as-needed basis...

Some how I have the feeling my shirt will be red. :-(

Posted by: mpthompson at February 16, 2016 02:22 AM (I/SRC)

594 Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:14 AM (jBuUi)

I daringly clicked on the link despite having seen the Folsom Street Fair pics!

Surely that qualifies me for some kind of AoSHQ Pour le Merite.

Posted by: Bruno Stachel at February 16, 2016 02:22 AM (Aaumc)

595 there were alot of times i thought ed was posting under
taylor millard's name. not the over the top posts, the milder ones.

sounds crazy but he's been fundamentally transformed since capt's quarters.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 16, 2016 02:22 AM (0KgAM)

596 So glad to have you with us, zombie.
Posted by: cthulhu


Well, in truth, I was also a (very infrequent) commenter at Hot Air, and I'm still technically a full-posting-access columnist at PJMedia, and heck I still have my own blog, so I'm not in a monogamous relationship with AoSHQ, but oddly as my free time for online politics diminished, it was all the other sites that got ignored and shunted to the wayside, and commenting here was the only thing I somewhat kept active. Why? I couldn't really hazard a guess. Maybe because just whipping out a comment takes three minutes, as opposed to hours upon hours (or even days) to make an official "post."

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:23 AM (jBuUi)

597 "Test from a HotAir refugee."

Well, you tested in the right place!

Protip for gasfugees:

The AoSHQ site runs on Pixyware. Which has eccentricities.

Among which being: if you figure you'll test-post in an old dead thread so as not to bother people, Pixy's diligent hamsters will identify you as a likely spambot and will drop the hammer on you.

How old is an "old thread" where you court this jeopardy? No one knows for sure. Pixy likes to keep the spammers on their toes. You're almost certainly okay going back two or three threads, though.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 16, 2016 02:26 AM (noWW6)

598 Oh, so now we're zombie's 2 a.m. booty call, huh?


(I am just kidding, zombie, I love your recon photos)

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 16, 2016 02:26 AM (K27gs)

599 How old is an "old thread" where you court this jeopardy? No one knows for sure. Pixy likes to keep the spammers on their toes. You're almost certainly okay going back two or three threads, though.
Posted by: torquewrench


Safe bet is to not comment on any thread off the front page.

This is known.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 02:29 AM (WLpmE)

600 592 584
That is different. I had never heard the "counterfeit Jews" thing before.

So, wait. Is this part of the crazy thing over rationalizing/deemphasizing the Holocaust? It is not as bad because these were people who stole the legacy of the real chosen people? I realize trying to rationalize crazy can be frustrating, but everyone tries to rationalize what they do.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Since that day I have seen the "Counterfeit Jews" dogma crop up more often than I'd like.

As I said in the caption to the photo,

"Notice the obscure reference to "Counterfeit Jews." This is apparently part of a little-known anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Africans are the real Hebrews of the Bible, and that those people who now call themselves Jews are all phonies, having stolen the title of the "chosen people" from the Africans, who are the true chosen people."

I think it was probably popularized by early Nation of Islam "thinkers," or some similar politicized afro-revolutionary cult.

9/11 brought them all out of the woodwork, and they never crawled back in.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:29 AM (jBuUi)

601 I daringly clicked on the link despite having seen the Folsom Street Fair pics!

Surely that qualifies me for some kind of AoSHQ Pour le Merite.
Posted by: Bruno Stachel


My "early work" only contained nauseating political beliefs, not nauseating sexual paraphilias.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:31 AM (jBuUi)

602 Data is eight fucking years old.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 16, 2016 02:32 AM (VdICR)

603 Always admired your work, Zombie. First ran across you back at LGF, where you did good things. Shame about how that place and now HotAir went belly up.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Vanceone at February 16, 2016 02:34 AM (itHw7)

604 596
So glad to have you with us, zombie.

Posted by: cthulhu



Well, in truth, I was also a (very infrequent) commenter at Hot Air,
and I'm still technically a full-posting-access columnist at PJMedia,
and heck I still have my own blog, so I'm not in a monogamous
relationship with AoSHQ, but oddly as my free time for online politics
diminished, it was all the other sites that got ignored and shunted to
the wayside, and commenting here was the only thing I somewhat kept
active. Why? I couldn't really hazard a guess. Maybe because just
whipping out a comment takes three minutes, as opposed to hours upon
hours (or even days) to make an official "post."

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:23 AM (jBuUi)


You'd be "with us" if you only said, "hi" once a year. We know who you are in your soul, even if you are a 7'3" well-tanned skinny dude with size-17 sneakers. You're still "with us".

Posted by: cthulhu at February 16, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

605 That hot tub/sauna race? Pah.

Nothing like New Years Eve in Girdwood, no, nothing at all like that.

My friend and I wandered around all evening, with a bottle of bubbly each, and dipped into many a hot tub on a cold clear night. Met a lot of people, none of whom I would recognize again. We had a lovely time. Got home after the torchlight parade on the mountain and a nice display of the Aurora Borealis, squeeky clean for the new year.

So, I understand what all those ladies were up to. They were looking for mostly harmless fun....

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 16, 2016 02:35 AM (+YMhA)

606

"... even if you are a 7'3" well-tanned skinny dude with size-17 sneakers."

No, wrong guy. Z was driving the yurt that was pursuing the Samoan in the '59 Caddy convertible down on the 405, IIRC.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 02:37 AM (FlRtG)

607 lol... it's been a bit since i've Zombied...

/tip o the hat to the master

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2016 02:38 AM (ZpwZ/)

608 Yay! None of those yucky Facebook comments here! No sirree!

Seriously, that would be really bad if that happened yo AoS.

Posted by: AoSHQ Facebook Hater #612 at February 16, 2016 02:40 AM (yODqO)

609 600
Ever notice how often the weird desire to be of the "Chosen people" crops up? La Raza, Nation of Islam, Islam.

It is bizarre, but it seems like all we have done in the past 100 years is root out white racism, yet have given licence to pretty much everyone else's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 16, 2016 02:41 AM (iHjB5)

610 465 There's a commenter here -- alexthechick (or AtC... who has her own podcast by the way) -- she just loves it when you mention spiders. Thinks they're adorable.
Posted by: Rules for Refugees at February 16, 2016 01:02 AM (H9MG5)


She would have loved Lady Gaga's Grammy performance.

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2016 02:46 AM (sdi6R)

611 I still find the most obscene fact that the concerned media fails to acknowledge is that Haigh / Ashbury properties are multimillion $ properties owned by largely by '60 proprietors.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 02:46 AM (WLpmE)

612 Test from a HotAir refugee.
Posted by: Who Is JohnGalt


We don't bite. Much.

We're just rude, crude, and thoroughly not owned by anyone.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 02:49 AM (WLpmE)

613 Data is eight fucking years old.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 16, 2016 02:32 AM (VdICR)


Wait... this means that Tasha Yar was a pedophile...

Posted by: To Boldly Go Where No Hat Has Gone Before (Except for there) at February 16, 2016 02:51 AM (vBeA5)

614 611 I still find the most obscene fact that the concerned media fails to acknowledge is that Haigh / Ashbury properties are multimillion $ properties owned by largely by '60 proprietors.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


Hmmmmm -- while that is par for the course for the MSM, I don't see how this run-of-the-mill lib bias rises to the level of the worst thing they do. For my money, running interference for the fascist ideology known as Islam is the worst thing the media does.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 02:51 AM (jBuUi)

615 For my money, running interference for the fascist ideology known as Islam is the worst thing the media does.
Posted by: zombie


Sanders is the only Haight/Ashbury candidate I can imagine.

Have they named any streets in DT SF for a jihadi recently?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 02:54 AM (WLpmE)

616 I believe the Lemba people of southern Africa may have a lineage to the Jewish people. IIRC, there has been DNA studies.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 16, 2016 02:55 AM (jN+3o)

617 Just checking in...another sleepless night.

Dear Father God,

In Your infinity mercy, please grant Gayle a sweet release from her pain into the joy of Your Presence.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 16, 2016 03:00 AM (kXoT0)

618 For any HA folks on this thread: You should go to one of the old threads from, say, last week and post there first just to get a feel for how the commenting system works.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2016 11:41 PM (WOyz5)


LOL! Man, that's just mean.

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 03:06 AM (Ix+HS)

619 Ay ay ay, this is gonna be awkward.

Last year, I ran into a former long-ago childhood friend. She was from a wealthy but extremely left-wing family at the time. Classic "limousine liberal" types -- except they weren't showoffs with their money. They were of the type who wanted to pretend to be radicals with street cred, even though they were the heirs to a longstanding "old money" family fortune.

So anyway, I asked how her mom was healthwise, and my friend reported that her (rich) mother had recently died. I expressed my condolences.

And then...

And then...

And then she uncorked a jaw-dropping progressive howler. Her exact words were,

"I can't believe the taxes on the inheritance!"

I was a bit taken aback by this statement (this family rarely discusses money, because they have a lot of "liberal shame" for not being working class). But I guess she saw the light after finally feeling the bite of the taxman. Maybe she was beginning to see the Tea Party perspective. So I chimed in something vague like, "Yeah, they're pretty bad..."

And then the zinger! Her reply?

"I mean, we hardly had to pay any inheritance tax at all, because the assets were in the family trust! It's just not fair -- they should close this loophole so there can be a punitive inheritance tax!"

Truly mind-boggling. Something only the most hypocritical limousine liberal could say.

Somehow, I had the presence of mind to blurt out, "Well, you can always pay more if you want."

She looked at me quizzically, silently asking for further clarification. So I followed up, "You don't need to limit your tax payments to the amount calculated. That's just a minimum. You can donate as much as you want to the IRS. They even have a form for voluntary extra payments."

For the first time ever in our long long relationship, I saw anger flare in her eyes. "No, that's not the point," she said. "Taxes should be raised for everyone."

The conversation came to a quick and abrupt end, as we mutually decided it was best to just stop talking. We said our goodbyes and parted.

I haven't seen or spoke to her since that day.

The awkward part? I've just been invited to an important birthday party of a mutual friend, and my hypocritical limousine liberal friend will definitely be there. And I can't say no, really.

Tense, awkward silences await. Ugh.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 03:12 AM (jBuUi)

620 "Tense, awkward silences await."

or you could just speak your mind...

what is she going to do, not talk to you any more?

#duh

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2016 03:17 AM (ZpwZ/)

621 619
It is a weird cognitive dissonance, yes. But notice how it is always other people they talk about taxing, never themselves.

I am sure if you pinned her down, she would say that they did not really have that much money and that it was ok for them to use the system to pay as little as possible. In her mind however, there are a vast number of far more wealthy people who should be forced to pay.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 16, 2016 03:20 AM (iHjB5)

622 Well goodnight all. And to the HA refugees, welcome to this wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 16, 2016 12:18 AM (P8951)


Well, we do like to raise the black flag and slit throats.

One of my favorite comments from here, which I've since shamelessly stolen, is (and I paraphrase to the best of my faulty memory): 'I came into this world screaming and covered in blood. If necessary, I'll go out that way, too.'

So yeah, 'wretched hive of scum and villainy' it is. And no union dues required.

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 03:23 AM (Ix+HS)

623 The awkward part? I've just been invited to an important birthday party of a mutual friend, and my hypocritical limousine liberal friend will definitely be there. And I can't say no, really.

Tense, awkward silences await. Ugh.
Posted by: zombie


Hired limo at 2 hours, lots of smiles, tell them you are going for sealing in Alaska. For Spinal taps,

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2016 03:23 AM (WLpmE)

624 620 "Tense, awkward silences await."

or you could just speak your mind...

what is she going to do, not talk to you any more?

#duh

Posted by: redc1c4


I'm not out of the conservative closet, in real life. It would just open a canning factory of worms.

Posted by: zombie at February 16, 2016 03:24 AM (jBuUi)

625
I'm not out of the conservative closet, in real life. It would just open a canning factory of worms.


Yes, but if you show up in your finest felts, and are seen handing the reins of your improvised mobile yurt to the parking attendant ...

... you can spend the entire night playing your Subotai Kahn card ... be as crude, boorish and barbaric as you like.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 16, 2016 03:28 AM (FlRtG)

626 Well, I go away for a long weekend and WTF happens?

REFUGEE INVASION

Ah well, I came here just before LGF went full psyco, welcome all, even the trolls because just like hobo hunting, troll hunting is F'in fun.

Ah well, better here than there, at least they aren't the dreaded 'rapefugee's' and seem sorta nice. I see AtC's 'spiders' and the 'Barrel' have been mentioned while no one has had the courtesy to tell them the Platinum Member Drinking Lounge only serves top shelf Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 16, 2016 03:31 AM (4pjhs)

627 Mornin'


Also welcome Hot Air refugees

Could we not welcome their professional GOPe establishment trolls? (right2bright, Moesart, Meredith et al)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 03:32 AM (HMt16)

628 And the public scrool teachers who demand boys be medicated until they act like girls because they don't want to deal with "boys being boys", i.e. energetic, rough-housing pains in the ass.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 16, 2016 12:35 AM (zmW4B)


When I was 5 or 6, my sister (9 years older) had a friend who's dad was a Navy captain, living in base housing (MOQ). She was forced to take me with her one time. They had white furniture on the patio. I promptly proceeded to jump all across that furniture, leaving many footprints. My sister and her friend were appalled, as well as scared what the captain would say when he came home. When he saw what I had done, all he said was, 'Boys will be boys!'

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 03:32 AM (Ix+HS)

629 Zombie, your light on the real truth is the best pictorial denunciation of the left I've ever seen, many thanks for the sheer audacity of doing that.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 16, 2016 03:34 AM (4pjhs)

630 Gaga's Bowie tribute is being praised to death all over the 'nets.

I thought it was cheap and tacky. And I see she's adopted Madonna's faux-Limey "accent."

But mostly cheap and tacky.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 03:34 AM (HMt16)

631 Truth be told, I've found the Hot Gas comments sections unreadable for a long time now.

The relentless, all-invasive paid trollery was completely out of control. How many times can one read the exact same GOPe talking points from the exact same trolls, endlessly, all day, all night, every thread.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 03:37 AM (HMt16)

632 They hate the poor, and cover this by punishing the rich.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 16, 2016 03:41 AM (VdICR)

633 631
Sure they were paid? You can find people repeating the same thing over and over again without money being involved. People are like dogs with a bone when they find a phrase they like to use.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 16, 2016 03:42 AM (iHjB5)

634 Since this ONT was the "Washington's Birthday Edition", I'm surprised no one posted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7iVsdRbhnc

Posted by: Washtington's Hat at February 16, 2016 03:55 AM (vBeA5)

635 I'd like the with the butt stock facing up on the top right please.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2016 03:56 AM (BkhW6)

636 Geez, has Morrissey gone suicidal?

Posted by: creeper at February 16, 2016 04:21 AM (PXoRo)

637
Truth be told, I've found the Hot Gas comments sections unreadable for a long time now....How many times can one read the exact same GOPe talking points from the exact same trolls, endlessly, all day, all night, every thread.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?




Got a feeling we're about to find out just how many times -- first hand.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 16, 2016 04:23 AM (kdS6q)

638 Good morning Horde.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at February 16, 2016 04:24 AM (rpYJm)

639
this is gonna be awkward. Last year, I ran into a former long-ago childhood friend. She was from a wealthy but extremely left-wing family at the time.
Posted by: zombie



The Midnight Special More 1973 - Harry Chapin - Taxi

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBHeCbWHf8Y

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 16, 2016 04:26 AM (kdS6q)

640 Good Morning Gentlefappers!

And now back to bed.

Does "staggered arrival" mean I can have a shot or two of Fireball before entering the workplace?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 16, 2016 04:27 AM (jR7Wy)

641 Does "staggered arrival" mean I can have a shot or two of Fireball before entering the workplace?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 16, 2016 04:27 AM (jR7Wy)


Call it a "staggering arrival" and you're covered.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2016 04:32 AM (30qi/)

642 As long as you're not operating heavy equipment.

Posted by: BignJames at February 16, 2016 04:32 AM (HtUkt)

643 631 Truth be told, I've found the Hot Gas comments sections unreadable for a long time now.

The relentless, all-invasive paid trollery was completely out of control. How many times can one read the exact same GOPe talking points from the exact same trolls, endlessly, all day, all night, every thread.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 03:37 AM (HMt16)



Hot Air's commenters sure did love them some gay marriage threads.

Every post on the subject: same thread. Same exact arguments. By the same exact people. Same knock-down drag-outs.

You'd think by about round 50 all sides would have considered all questions on the matter asked and answered.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at February 16, 2016 04:33 AM (XiFxt)

644 Every post on the subject: same thread. Same exact arguments. By the same exact people.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at February 16, 2016 04:33 AM (XiFxt)



Like Rubio at a debate?

Posted by: BignJames at February 16, 2016 04:36 AM (HtUkt)

645 Like Rubio at a debate?

Posted by: BignJames at February 16, 2016 04:36 AM (HtUkt)


どうもありがとう

Posted by: Mr. Roboto at February 16, 2016 04:41 AM (vBeA5)

646 Did you know Obama knows exactly what he's doing? ;-)

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at February 16, 2016 04:41 AM (XiFxt)

647 Did you know Obama knows exactly what he's doing? ;-)

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at February 16, 2016 04:41 AM (XiFxt)


With such experience...

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 16, 2016 04:46 AM (vBeA5)

648 Did you know Obama knows exactly what he's doing? ;-)

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at February 16, 2016 04:41 AM (XiFxt)


For a guy who sucks so much, I doubt Barry would be successful at a glory hole inside Man's Country.

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 04:49 AM (Ix+HS)

649 Almost 5 AM and I haven't done a damn thing for three hours now. Of course half our workforce didn't come in tonight because of the weather. It's not that bad, I even drove the 'stang in tonight.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2016 04:52 AM (30qi/)

650 Night all.

Here is "Skullcrusher" by Iron Clawj:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSRZz13YiqI

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 16, 2016 04:54 AM (vBeA5)

651 Truth be told, I've found the Hot Gas comments sections unreadable for a long time now....How many times can one read the exact same GOPe talking points from the exact same trolls, endlessly, all day, all night, every thread.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?


Puh-leeease. You've never been on a thread with miss80sbaby? I find that hard to believe.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 16, 2016 05:00 AM (zc3Db)

652 Went out to start my truck, we had just over a inch of snow and a nice coating of freezing rain on top, should be fun getting to work.

Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2016 05:09 AM (BkhW6)

653 Also I have gotten Nat Geo magazine since I was a kid, you can't get a issue without a global warming reference, it can be in any article at any time.

Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2016 05:12 AM (BkhW6)

654 Posted by: Skip at February 16, 2016 05:12 AM (BkhW6)

Have pity on them; global warming killed their circulation.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 16, 2016 05:18 AM (zc3Db)

655 Puh-leeease. You've never been on a thread with miss80sbaby? I find that hard to believe.

Maybe. I don't recall the name.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 05:26 AM (HMt16)

656 @649 "...half our workforce didn't come in tonight because of the weather."-Posted by GGE

The sea was angry that day my friends.....

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 16, 2016 05:28 AM (CzhL0)

657 It's too warm for all this snow. Here in WNY, that means HEAVY (as in, weight-wise) lake effect snow, and the visibility is bad already.

We have a severe winter storm warning on till 7 pm tonight, and I have quite the long commute.

Today is supposed to be an office day but I'm thinking I'll ask da boss if I can work from home today.

Don't think I'll be the only one, and I haven't played the weather card yet this winter.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 05:30 AM (HMt16)

658 I think the storm is pretty much over for us. Durham got a light coating of ice, where I live about 45 minutes north of here we got about a half inch of snow covered with a light coating of ice. It has warmed steadily through the night (it was 15 degrees colder when I came in to work at 6:30 PM than it is right now) so the ice is pretty much gone, all that is left is sporadic rain.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2016 05:34 AM (30qi/)

659 Good Morning. Did I miss anything good?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 05:43 AM (WVsWD)

660 Police should capture them.

Posted by: Zakota at February 16, 2016 05:44 AM (4TDR4)

661 Pouring here now on i95 GGE. Headed your way.

Posted by: Golfman at February 16, 2016 05:45 AM (48QDY)

662 The quote of the Day I has an incorrect fact. Failure to pay your taxes when due is never a criminal offense. The IRS can never put in your jail for failure to pay.

Crimes that the IRS can put in you in jail for are things like willful failure to file and fraudulent filing of tax returns

Our firm has a client that has has not paid income tax for well over 20 years. He timely files his tax return every year. The IRS has essentially permanent liens against him, but he basically lives on cash and rents everything (owns nothing). The IRS has never sought criminal charges against him because it can't. Since he timely files every year, the worst they can do is try to collect through liens and garnishments. If you live via cash existence though, they cannot do much of anything.

Not in anyway suggesting others emulate this behaviour, just trying to dispel incorrect facts .

Regards

Posted by: JeffreyL at February 16, 2016 05:46 AM (M0TCd)

663 657 It's too warm for all this snow. Here in WNY, that means HEAVY (as in, weight-wise) lake effect snow, and the visibility is bad already.

Whst is all this white crap on my driveway? 54 degrees, getting above freezing around midnight, just a little wet.

Fucking National Weather Service can't get it right from 12 hours out. This crap won't shovel itself.

Posted by: fluffy at February 16, 2016 05:47 AM (AfsKp)

664 Pouring here now on i95 GGE. Headed your way.

Posted by: Golfman at February 16, 2016 05:45 AM (48QDY)


Looks like a thin red snake of heavy stuff running N/S centered on Fayett-nam, the north end of the snake is just getting to Durham. Should be gone by the time I head home...I hope. Charlotte looks to be getting out of the weather pretty soon, the way it's moving shouldn't take long to go all the way north and east. I pity the upper North East in a few hours though.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2016 05:49 AM (30qi/)

665 "Our firm has a client that has has not paid income tax for well over 20 years."

Heard about people who do that. Also heard about people who quit filing 20 plus years ago. Say they never got caught.

I wonder about the truth of that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 05:51 AM (WVsWD)

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 05:52 AM (WVsWD)

667 Heh. Well done Tim.

Posted by: Golfman at February 16, 2016 05:53 AM (48QDY)

668 Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Rarely do yo do both with one click of the mouse.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 05:56 AM (WVsWD)

669 I just would like to be the first to announce on this, the sixteenth of February in the year of our lord two thousand and sixteen, that "TRUMP HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME! THIS IS IT! HE CROSSED THE LINE!" OK so now that's over, until tomorrow.

Posted by: bjk at February 16, 2016 05:58 AM (yV/e2)

670 Nicely done Tim.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2016 05:59 AM (30qi/)

671 666 - The Emoji of the Beast



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 06:01 AM (HMt16)

672 The best comment # 666 I've ever seen. Such a great argument, so full of hard-assed truth.

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 06:03 AM (Ix+HS)

673 Are the hotairians banished now? fb forever?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:06 AM (WVsWD)

674 Don't know about you all but I haven't had enough Coffee yet to care about much.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:07 AM (WVsWD)

675 That used to be standard practice. Back in the older days of the ONT.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:08 AM (WVsWD)

676 Looks like the old HA comment section is still running. Thought they would have switched over in the middle of the night.


And Tom, who is profoundly dyslexic and therefore gifted with a dazzlingly holistic, intimately relational view of the world is, I'd guess, far closer to being a badger than I am.


WT actual F is this supposed to mean? I have pretty severe dyslexia and I assure you I am not dazzlingly holistic.

It's just a pain in the ass, plain and simple.

Having to read and re-read every single thing I type at work or post online, and STILL not seeing the switched letters and words after checking them and posting...not dazzlingly holistic.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 06:12 AM (HMt16)

677 One of the Dillinger Gang's "weapons" was a HAT?

Ban assault hats! Especially the ones with the thing that goes up!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 06:15 AM (HMt16)

678 I hope you all didn't mess with the Gassians to much. Remember they are allowed in the Pool until rapey Tuesday.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:18 AM (WVsWD)

679 Hey HotAir Refugees - no rapin' and gropin' allowed here. And don't crap in the pool

Posted by: Andrea Merkel at February 16, 2016 06:19 AM (4pyTf)

680 "Ban assault hats! Especially the ones with the thing that goes up!"

What harm can a Carnival Barkers hat do? I could understand banning Fedoras but this one?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:20 AM (WVsWD)

681 NTU

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 16, 2016 06:20 AM (4pjhs)

682 Just praying the HA Rubio shill "petunia" doesn't find her way here.

It's not the fact that she's a Rubio shill so much as the endless fainting-couch histrionics.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 06:20 AM (HMt16)

683 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 06:20 AM (HMt16)

I thought 'petunia' was already here.

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 06:24 AM (Ix+HS)

684 I think they are one and the same person.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:25 AM (WVsWD)

685 You mean to tell me that as of yesterday Hot Air was STILL using a closed members-only comment system?! Holy fuck, I thought that went out after the fall of Little Green Footballs. No wonder I never posted there after their first 2 years. I couldn't have even if I tried. Welcome to 2016, you insulated children.

Posted by: Corona at February 16, 2016 06:26 AM (ragzU)

686 The Baader Meinhof Gang Rides Again!
Only now, on a herd of mobility scooters.

I guess retirement hell is brutal when your ideals forsook the miracle of compound interest yet you've settled in the usual high-living-cost progressive urban area. Bagging grocery stores may be more radically chic than bagging groceries but it's still a grind and it seems the learning curve isn't as flat as biking. Consider running for high elected office.

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 16, 2016 06:45 AM (mIQJh)

687 Guess I fell asleep good morning ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2016 07:56 AM (voOPb)

688 682 Just praying the HA Rubio shill "petunia" doesn't find her way here.

It's not the fact that she's a Rubio shill so much as the endless fainting-couch histrionics.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 06:20 AM (HMt16)

Slide ace some cash and see who disappears

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2016 07:57 AM (voOPb)

689 673
Are the hotairians banished now? fb forever?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 06:06 AM (WVsWD)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Boy I hope so...some of them sure were obnoxious....don't want any of them here, right, Brahs????

Posted by: Mimzey at February 16, 2016 11:01 AM (aRUb8)

690 Thanks for the welcome. This site is much better than Hot Air anyway. I've been visiting here for years but never posted too often. Maybe that will change.

Posted by: MsYoung at February 16, 2016 03:38 PM (YG923)

691 Hi y'all. Long-time reader here. Commented once. LOL I'm another HotAir refugee but I don't expect housing, food, or, um, a teddy bear.


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