Overnight Open Thread (7-14-2016)

French Truck Killer ID'ed as 31 Year Old French Tunisian Man

Which shocks exactly no one.

nicetruckattackw2

Welcome to 2016

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Obama Snaps at Texas Lt. Governor Over Police Support Question

For Your Viewing Pleasure: A Collection of Videos of Cars Driving Through #BLM Protesters

Swedish Peace & Love Festival Becomes Peace & Sexual Assault Festival

The mysterious 'foreign men' are blamed.

And That Is Our Strength

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Hostess Saves Twinkies By Automating, Fires 94% Of Their Workforce

And remember that it was their high labor and pension costs as well as a union strike that drove them into bankruptcy in the first place.

But Hostess's other union - the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union - would not. The union went on strike. Hostess warned them that the strike would quickly bankrupt the company. The Teamsters warned the Bakers the company wasn't bluffing, but the union chose to keep striking.

Hostess announced it had no choice but to file for bankruptcy. More than 18,000 employees will lose their jobs.

R. Lee Ermey Compares the BREN to the BAR

Advantage: BREN.

The True Inspiration For James Bond: Triple Agent Dusan Popov

Popov was part of the Twenty Committee of double agents who made the program work. Dubbed "Tricycle," Popov was a triple agent supposedly working for Yugoslavian intelligence, the German military intelligence apparatus the Abwehr, and the British, hence his odd alias. He spoke fluent German, had many highly placed German friends, and ran an import/export business, all perfect cover for a spy. He absolutely loathed the Nazis, which ironically turned out to be the reason he was recruited by them. His Abwehr contact, Johann Jebsen, was a close friend from Popov's college days and hated the Nazis as much as Popov did. Jebsen cheerfully lied about Popov's dedication to the Nazi cause, likely doing so to his superiors even as Popov himself was asking the British if they could use a double agent. Popov was central to, among other deceptions, Operation Bodyguard, which tricked the Nazis into believing an invasion at Calais was imminent, directing men and weapons far, far away from the real invasion at Normandy.

Popov's appetite for booze, women, and gambling was legendary. In fact, the new biography of Popov relates how he used $50,000 of MI6's money to shame a flamboyant gambler, a moment that likely inspired Casino Royale and that Fleming allegedly witnessed personally. When Bloch, an arrogant gambler, announced that he was playing for unlimited stakes, Popov casually threw the money on the table. Bloch couldn't get the casino to stake him, and immediately chickened out.

It wasn't all fun for Popov. He also had to build and run a fake network of spies while not tipping his hands to the Germans, and there was an emotional cost no one saw coming. Jebsen, who later worked for the British as part of the Twenty Committee himself, was abducted and interrogated by the SS in 1944. It's believed it may have been to determine how much the British knew about Popov's false network of spies in Britain. Jebsen's ultimate fate has never been determined, but we know he didn't break when interrogated; Jebsen knew many key details about Bodyguard and could have tipped the Nazis off to D-Day before it even started.
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1 in a Billion: Cop Disables Suspect's Gun by Shooting Bullet into Its Barrel

News You Can Use: What's The Difference Between K2 And Marijuana?

Science! Scientists Have Accurately Recreated the Feel of a Rectum

Damn neared wrecked them.

Yahoo grope. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party!

And my lo-fi spew.

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Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Happy-fun ball is neither happy, fun, nor a ball - but that's how he self-identifies. Discuss.

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Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:19 PM (7PB/U)

2 Ha!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:19 PM (7PB/U)

3 Third!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:20 PM (7PB/U)

4 Not first, but top ten!

Posted by: Farmer at July 14, 2016 11:20 PM (o/90i)

5 Whoa !

Posted by: McCool at July 14, 2016 11:21 PM (PhpHA)

6 How about the #NeverTrump movement and their wet fart of a demise on the rules committee?

Posted by: Jake (not officially a regular) at July 14, 2016 11:21 PM (1BdMd)

7 Wow...

Yes don't drive and 'catch'em all' please.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2016 11:22 PM (O8uM1)

8 Hi Ladies & Gents.
Thank You, Maetenloch.

Someone asked in last thread about tomorrow's Day of Rage, I don't remember who. I apologize.

Here is link:
http://tinyurl.com/gmxawfk

Posted by: Carol at July 14, 2016 11:22 PM (sj3Ax)

9 Hey BC, how you doing? Ready for a shot of tequila? I read some article here it helps you lose weight.

Posted by: Farmer at July 14, 2016 11:22 PM (o/90i)

10 The bren was a pretty awesome lmg. I appreciated it.

Posted by: otho at July 14, 2016 11:22 PM (EWg9n)

11 9 Hey BC, how you doing? Ready for a shot of tequila? I read some article here it helps you lose weight.

Posted by: Farmer at July 14, 2016 11:22 PM (o/90i)



I think I can scrounge up something here in a sec. Hooooooooooold....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:23 PM (7PB/U)

12 #BastilleLivesMatter

Posted by: BLM at July 14, 2016 11:23 PM (H9MG5)

13 #BringBackThatBigRig

Posted by: Moochelle at July 14, 2016 11:24 PM (H9MG5)

14 French police release sketch of suspect; Canadian MFM still mystified by attack. What causes trucks to hate us?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6h84eg

Posted by: andycanuck at July 14, 2016 11:24 PM (rxiN5)

15 Is that R. Lee Ermey, Obama supporter?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:24 PM (IqV8l)

16 I didn't want to be first anyway. I'm humble like that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 14, 2016 11:25 PM (tZXKt)

17 that pic of sean connery is pretty cool. old school manly man, urban hipsters need no apply.

Posted by: willy at July 14, 2016 11:25 PM (TaHM4)

18
Ready for a shot of tequila? I read some article here it helps you lose weight.

If you throw up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:26 PM (IqV8l)

19 Is that R. Lee Ermey, Obama supporter?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:24 PM (IqV8l)


Dude, what?

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 14, 2016 11:26 PM (cmE8J)

20 1 in a Billion: Cop Disables Suspect's Gun by Shooting Bullet into Its Barrel

Time for that officer to go buy a lottery ticket.

Posted by: mindful webworker - barely here at July 14, 2016 11:26 PM (5a8XA)

21 So in the middle of all the shit today, I made a really good cake.

Link in dig for the recipe for anyone who wants it.

That's my attempt at being jovial. I'm a wreck.

Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:27 PM (IHj/L)

22 Hey, top fifty! Not bad for a daytime regular.

*looks around at approaching nightwalkers*

Hey, y'all!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 14, 2016 11:27 PM (C9pBZ)

23 >>>1 in a Billion: Cop Disables Suspect's Gun by Shooting Bullet into Its Barrel<<<



Great shot, kid. That was one in a billion!

Posted by: Han Solo at July 14, 2016 11:27 PM (H9MG5)

24 Toast....

Though your life my be filled with toil and strife
Though you take solace only in the arms of your wife
Though you may never feel as though you'll smile
Just remember, in the end, Satan'll be fucking that bitch Hillary for a country mile


Slainte!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:27 PM (7PB/U)

25 That was always the complaint with the BAR was the small magazine capacity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2016 11:28 PM (O8uM1)

26 Ready for a shot of tequila? I read some article here it helps you lose weight.


I know it helped me once. Drank so much of it, I spent the next day puking. Lost lots of weight that day. And brain cells. Mostly brain cells.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 14, 2016 11:28 PM (tZXKt)

27 Is that R. Lee Ermey, Obama supporter?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.

Don't let him hear you say that. Thems fightin words.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 14, 2016 11:28 PM (lDrRt)

28 https://youtu.be/15Dlmq1C7-o

For your amusement.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2016 11:28 PM (O8uM1)

29 #ThatWasn'tNice

They shouldn't be doing that.

Posted by: Lurch Kerry and the State Dept. at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (H9MG5)

30 When I was a kid, I had a Frisbee.

It didn't track my location. It didn't give data to the government. It didn't have terms of service.

The Wham-O Corporation sold it to me, and then that was the entire transaction. Our relationship ended at that point.

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (CDMqz)

31 Top notch ONT. Thank you Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (voOPb)

32 Someone on here the other day said Ermey had been an Obama supporter. Wikipud says otherwise. I stand corrected.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (IqV8l)

33 Heavy-Duty recoil therapy for me today.

30 rounds of 7.62x54r.
Not bad shooting either. Most in 8 ring or better of 8 inch round target. Open sights. 50 yards.

Couple of boxes of 1 ounce slugs from ol' Mossy.
and some Buffalo Bore 180gr 357, smoking out of the barrel at 1400fps.

A fun time.
Then I return to this news, and wish I had taken more careful aim instead of just plinking.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (kKHcp)

34
Unintentionally shooting a bullet down an adversary's barrel isn't QUITE as miraculous as it seems. As I recall, a lot of wounds in gunfights occur to the hands and arms, more than one would think. It's because tunnel vision sets in and people tend to focus on the gun. Stands to reason that that is where the bullets end up going.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (LuZz8)

35 Has Anderson Cooper green-screened himself into Paris yet?
Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:23 PM (CDMqz)

Brian Williams made a pun/joke on MSNBC about the attack. "We plowed over the last hour." See the sock link for Twitter attacks on shit-head.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 14, 2016 11:30 PM (rxiN5)

36
When I was a kid, I had a Frisbee.
It didn't track my location. It didn't give data to the government. It didn't have terms of service.


And some dogs love 'em.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:30 PM (IqV8l)

37 I wrote just about every paper in my senior year English class on A Clockwork Orange.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 14, 2016 11:30 PM (EZebt)

38 Sad. People are trying to call their loved ones in Nice cell phones and getting no answer.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:31 PM (iQIUe)

39 7 Wow...

Yes don't drive and 'catch'em all' please.


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2016 11:22 PM (O8uM1)


As if I needed more reasons to be nervous about driving in a college town...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2016 11:31 PM (J+mig)

40 R. Lee recently complained he's been blackballed for being too right wing.

So, no...

Posted by: JarvisW at July 14, 2016 11:31 PM (R1ejq)

41 Ridding their instinct to kill.

I'm just looking to curb my cussing and desire to slap idiots up along side the head

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)

42 There was talk last thread about a police-involved shooting in Baltimore. Any updates on that?

Posted by: josephistan at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (7qAYi)

43 Looks like no officers were injured in Baltimore but their cruiser was shot at, shattering the Windows.

Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (IHj/L)

44
Those Hostess goodies have gotten smaller for some odd reason. All that automation must be expensive.

Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (7eHf+)

45 I'm just looking to curb my cussing and desire to slap idiots up along side the head

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)



I don't understand these words in this order....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (7PB/U)

46 OEJack, which ammo did you use in 54R, and what flavor of Mosin?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (QDnY+)

47 I'm sick of being told that I need to be excited that some assholes devised a video game that makes kids go outside.

The neighborhood dopes are slouched on my curb right now, staring at their phones.

Fuck this nonsense.

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (CDMqz)

48 Today the Church, Tomorrow your Conscience

But the idea of what a "public accommodation" has been expanded to anything that is not a closed members-only establishment, such as a church. The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is pushing gender identity guidelines that explicitly deny freedom of worship for any "church service open to the public".

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12156

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 14, 2016 11:33 PM (vBeA5)

49 Brian Williams made a pun/joke on MSNBC about the attack. "We plowed over the last hour." See the sock link for Twitter attacks on shit-head.
Posted by: andycanuck

If Brian Williams was trying to ingratiate himself to the Hoard with automotive puns, I'd say he ran over his own foot.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 14, 2016 11:33 PM (lDrRt)

50 When I was a kid, I had a Frisbee

===

dafuq?
bet you played with sticks too!

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at July 14, 2016 11:33 PM (Cq0oW)

51 Ready for a shot of tequila? I read some article here it helps you lose weight.
If you throw up.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:26 PM

Well that helps...but it's actually something about being made from agave rather than the usual grain that makes alcohol.

Posted by: Farmer at July 14, 2016 11:33 PM (o/90i)

52 There have been at least 50 incidents in the US of cars driven by Muslim men plowing into crowds since 9/11. Not widely reported, for sure.

In one of them, in San Diego, the crowd surrounded the driver and was beating him until the police arrived. A tourist lost her leg in that one.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 14, 2016 11:34 PM (hyuyC)

53 32 Someone on here the other day said Ermey had been an Obama supporter. Wikipud says otherwise. I stand corrected.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:29 PM (IqV8l)


You know that you'll have to be punished for this calumny, right?

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:34 PM (pAlYe)

54 I wrote just about every paper in my senior year English class on A Clockwork Orange.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

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In high school English class, I had to come up with examples of an assigned list of poetic tools.

I used Al Stewart lyrics for everything on the list.

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:34 PM (CDMqz)

55 Mick Jaguar is going to be dad for the 8th time. GF is only 43 years younger than him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:35 PM (iQIUe)

56 But then there's this:

"An explosion in Central Park that seriously injured a tourist during the Fourth of July weekend was caused by the homemade explosive TATP, according to multiple law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation."

Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:35 PM (IHj/L)

57 I admit I use a pad on the stock on my Mosins. That way shooting 50-75 rounds is far less painful the next day. Recall that, at least in fall and winter, Soviet soldiers had fairly heavy coats that would have considerably cushioned the recoil impact of those steel butt plates.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:35 PM (QDnY+)

58 Re, France

**looks around**

nope no backlash

Posted by: Jake at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM (++RAi)

59 We're still trying to figure out what caused the truck accident in Nice. We're focusing on Trump and Pence.

Posted by: Corrupt Media at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM (Jh20h)

60 We could use someone putting a few rounds into the barrel here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM (yddCj)

61 I checked out my stupid well. The tank was good, charge was fine, slightly low pressure, only had lost a couple psi in over a year, maybe two. No leaks, stand pipe in well holding pressure fine.

So, that means the air blowing was most likely, almost certainly the water level getting down to the intake down there and letting it suck air. It straightened out and hasn't done it again, but this is likely going to be a problem. We hadn't been using any more water than normal, likely less. It's been drier than it is now, and for much longer and this well never gave a peep of trouble through all that.

Something is happening, and it's likely the start of some trouble with that well. This system has gone over 30 years without a peep of trouble. I've got it on a separate electrical service, little pole job, and I had to replace that about 5 years ago or so. But that's not the water, it's the power.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM (DW+jj)

62 Brian Williams made a pun/joke on MSNBC about the attack. "We plowed over the last hour." See the sock link for Twitter attacks on shit-head.
Posted by: andycanuck

If Brian Williams was trying to ingratiate himself to the Hoard with automotive puns, I'd say he ran over his own foot.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig

---

I'll have no truck with this stuff. I tire of it.

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM (CDMqz)

63 60
We could use someone putting a few rounds into the barrel here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM (yddCj)


I do not approve of this plan.

Posted by: THE BARREL at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (J+mig)

64 Don't worry though guys!

"Based on evidence so far, investigators believe someone was testing how to make the explosive, which they say is common.
There was no fuse found in the explosive and no additional contents, such as ball bearings, to suggest an attempted terrorist attack, the officials say."

Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (IHj/L)

65 "An explosion in Central Park that seriously injured
a tourist during the Fourth of July weekend was caused by the homemade
explosive TATP, according to multiple law enforcement officials briefed
on the investigation."

Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:35 PM (IHj/L)


Nothing to see here citizen. Please move along.

Posted by: F.I.B. at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (cmE8J)

66 What's up horde

Posted by: thathalfrican - keeping people on their toes like they hate sittin' at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (R5HRU)

67 Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (QDnY+)

Herters (Cabela's house brand) 148gr fmj, out of a plain jane 91/30 with a straight barrel.
99.00 when I got it.

I know lots of guys were getting them for peanuts 15 years ago, but now you can't even find them anymore.

I could've bought crates of surplus ammo, or even 880 round spam cans, but didn't want to do it online.
Herters on sale isn't too bad

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (kKHcp)

68 "If only we could all be anal together, the anality would be our unity."

Posted by: Barack's plea to Michelle & Reggie? at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (bIhmV)

69 "An explosion in Central Park that seriously injured a tourist during the Fourth of July weekend was caused by the homemade explosive TATP, according to multiple law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation."
Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:35 PM


Wasn't that the 18yr old "Explosives enthusiast" that blew his foot off, and then got memory-holed?

Posted by: JarvisW at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (R1ejq)

70 45 I'm just looking to curb my cussing and desire to slap idiots up along side the head

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)


I don't understand these words in this order....
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (7PB/U)

Well, the urge has passed. Thanks for the help BC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

71 Western civilization is under attack, and candle lighting isn't going to do anything to defend it. Hopefully more people are beginning to realize that.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (H6376)

72 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (T/cxb)

73 In the book Alex didn't have a surname but called himself Alex the Large. So Kubrick decided his name was Alex DeLarge, but there are two place in the movie where his printed surname is that of his original creator.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (IdCqF)

74 It's a damn sissy move to put a pad on the stock of a Mosin. Sissy!

REAL MEN use a PAST pad on a shoulder harness.

Damn shame I have to give such lessons in the Art of Manliness, 'round here.

*harrumph!*


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (v5iqM)

75 Sec. Kerry is going to have to break out the big guns this time. Send the Capt. and Tennille to do Muskrat Love.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (TnUKj)

76 HOOOORDE

Cougar is out of town, so I'm drinking like....well, like every Friday Eve.

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (ZDMbl)

77 Hat, the abuse of the "public accommodation" concept has been catastrophic, and it seems we're now entering the real pay-off phase (i.e. outrageous impositions with real impact on freedom). Seems some of those warning about the clear hazards of the civil rights act weren't all masking some bigotry in high-minded abstract concerns.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:39 PM (QDnY+)

78 Mark Dice Trolling Poke'mon Go Players in Real Life
2:09
https://youtu.be/V-O9tU2QpCs

Posted by: mindful webworker - poke WHO, man? at July 14, 2016 11:39 PM (5a8XA)

79 66
What's up horde

Posted by: thathalfrican - keeping people on their toes like they hate sittin' at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (R5HRU)


Chaos, evil, and lies. The chaos part has already happened, and evil is working on inventing the lies that'll be used to placate the masses.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2016 11:39 PM (J+mig)

80 Western civilization is under attack, and candle lighting isn't going to do anything to defend it. Hopefully more people are beginning to realize that.
Posted by: Reggie1971

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You sound like someone who's just too lazy, cheap and uncaring to buy some candles.

Posted by: Candle Manufacturers of the World at July 14, 2016 11:39 PM (CDMqz)

81 French Truck Killer ID'ed as 31 Year Old French Tunisian Man

Hmm, I dunno. Per andycanuck's link in the last thread, some Commie shit-for-brains at the CBC has identified the perpertrator as a "truck":

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6h84eg

Posted by: auto show loophole at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (cCTYw)

82 Sec. Kerry is going to have to break out the big guns this time. Send the Capt. and Tennille to do Muskrat Love.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (TnUKj)

loretta wanted to have them do love will keep us together


obama wanted to send the bee gees

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (AoSQU)

83 For Your Viewing Pleasure: A Collection of Videos of Cars Driving Through #BLM Protesters
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Feel good stories Amirite?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

84 Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:34 PM (CDMqz)

So when is Year of the Cat anyway?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (EZebt)

85 The ultimate game, that no one can ever win: HillaryLies Go!

Gotta catch 'em all.

Posted by: Splunge at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (iMxBJ)

86
I'll have no truck with this stuff. I tire of it

==

he'll get mileage out of it. no traction with conservatives though

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (Cq0oW)

87 Lee Ermey admitted he voted for Obama the first time. Still respect him but not for his deductive reasoning skills.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (MNgU2)

88 One should check out the translated lyrics to the French national anthem, La Marseillaise... Rather apropos for the moment they are!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (kP16F)

89 That was always the complaint with the BAR was the small magazine capacity.




Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2016 11:28 PM


To be fair, even the bren's mag needed changing too damn often. Good gun though. Accurate bitch, sturdy and reliable. Excellent individual weapon. for a squad gun, the M60 was better, on points. Maybe Ermey was more used to the BAR, as I found the bren more accurate, but, same deal... probably just used to the bren, only mucked around with the BAR a couple of times.

Posted by: otho at July 14, 2016 11:40 PM (EWg9n)

90 When I was a kid, I had a Frisbee.
It didn't track my location. It didn't give data to the government. It didn't have terms of service.
-------------

Didn't require a battery, either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:41 PM (yddCj)

91 Herters (Cabela's house brand) 148gr fmj, out of a plain jane 91/30 with a straight barrel.
99.00 when I got it.


Herter's wasn't a house brand back in the '60s. It was a way of life for many a young man. George Herter was a fascinating fellow and his catalogs are collector's items today.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 14, 2016 11:41 PM (TnUKj)

92 Fumigate France!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 14, 2016 11:41 PM (T/cxb)

93 54
In high school English class, I had to come up with examples of an assigned list of poetic tools.

I used Al Stewart lyrics for everything on the list.
Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:34 PM (CDMqz)


Good job! I approve.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2016 11:41 PM (sdi6R)

94
So when is Year of the Cat anyway?

It's after the Year of the Rat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:41 PM (IqV8l)

95 90 some did. they had lights and weighed a ton

Posted by: JarvisW at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (R1ejq)

96 For a time SUVs were out of control; infected with something that cause all kinds of accidents. Every crazy accident you could imagine was caused by an SUV.

Looks like the infection has spread to European Trucks.

Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (7eHf+)

97 Yeah, that steel butt plate doesn't give much.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (kKHcp)

98 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2016 11:39 PM (J+mig)

Yeah I figured.

Posted by: thathalfrican - keeping people on their toes like they hate sittin' at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (R5HRU)

99 64 Don't worry though guys!
"Based on evidence so far, investigators believe someone was testing how to make the explosive, which they say is common.
There was no fuse found in the explosive and no additional contents, such as ball bearings, to suggest an attempted terrorist attack, the officials say."
Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:37 PM (IHj/L)


Well TATP isn't that hard to make and tends to be on the sensitive/unstable side so it's possible that someone was playing around with making it in the park. But this was no home-made fireworks.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (pAlYe)

100 So when is Year of the Cat anyway?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

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It was in 1975, then 1987, then 1999, etc.

The Vietnamese zodiac is identical to Chinese zodiac, except that instead of the Year of the Rabbit, the Vietnamese have the Year of the Cat.

I don't know how this is connected to Peter Lorre.

Posted by: Candle Manufacturers of the World at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (CDMqz)

101 Whoever the first asshole who says, "I stand with Nice" I want them bitch slapped until they can't see straight. Unless it's the King of the Netherlands where you can be imprisoned

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

102 From over a Breitbart, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg would like to scold you about your "xenophobic awfulness, and ultra-nationalism and right-wingism". Be sure to reward them with your patronage/.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (P5Ine)

103 These so-called terrorist attacks may cause stupid everyday Americans to vote for Trump out of fear and stupidity, which is just what the so-called terrorists want. Friends don't let friends do what so-called terrorists want them to do. Vote for Hillary instead. She's awesome, a real leader. And, coming up next, we'll take a short break from the news and offer some opinion and analysis of today's events.

Posted by: Corrupt Media at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (Jh20h)

104 Didn't require a battery, either.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Huma and I don't like toys that don't operate on batteries.

Posted by: Hillary! Rodham-Rodham at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (lDrRt)

105 1 in a Billion: Cop Disables Suspect's Gun by Shooting Bullet into Its Barrel
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That's an awesome bar story, but I suspect that's not what he was aiming for.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (3Liv/)

106
Lee Ermey admitted he voted for Obama the first time.

Now I don't feel so bad.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (IqV8l)

107 BTW, that was me answering your question about the Year of the Cat, not the Candle Manufacturers of the World.

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (CDMqz)

108 From over a Breitbart, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg would like to scold you about your "xenophobic awfulness, and ultra-nationalism and right-wingism". Be sure to reward them with your patronage/.
Posted by: Ostral B Heretic


Yeah, when George Takai is not for a Gay Sulu, you should just STFU.

Sad, I like Pegg too..

Posted by: JarvisW at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (R1ejq)

109 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 14, 2016 11:41 PM (TnUKj)

I could be wrong. I just don't see Herters sold anywhere else.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (kKHcp)

110
Over 80 dead now.

I wonder if this guy's family lives in France? Where did he get the truck? Where did he get all the guns and explosives? It tells me that he had help.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (iQIUe)

111 Part of me wants to snark that France obviously has poor delivery-truck control, and they need a no-drive list, and as the whole probable cause, due process thing hasn't had much influence in French jurisprudence since, well, ever, they could easily do it. But then I'd never be able to rent a car in France again. Maybe I can't anyway if I don't pay my Italian ZTL ticket.

Part of me wants to note that a tiny number of armed people in that crowd could have stopped that truck a few hundred feet into its escapade. How does 'NRA' translate into French? Association de Fusil Nationale?

Part of me wonders that the French continue to make themselves easy targets.

Posted by: JEM at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (o+SC1)

112 publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 14, 2016 11:36 PM

Good luck w/ that water system. We dealt w/ the same until we moved to town.

Then it turned out to be a nightmare, we were connected to an old illegal cesspool!

Posted by: Farmer at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (o/90i)

113 Lee Ermey admitted he voted for Obama the first time.

Now I don't feel so bad.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (IqV8l)







he should be apologizing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (AoSQU)

114 "possible that someone was playing around with making it in the park. "

Budding IED enthusiast doesn't make me feel much better.

Posted by: Lauren at July 14, 2016 11:45 PM (IHj/L)

115 Yeah, when George Takai is not for a Gay Sulu, you should just STFU.



Sad, I like Pegg too..

Posted by: JarvisW at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (R1ejq)


Star Trek babies? No thanks.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 14, 2016 11:45 PM (cmE8J)

116 Mad Truck Disease strikes again. They'll have to quarantine the entire factory and destroy all the existing trucks there.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 14, 2016 11:45 PM (rxiN5)

117 OE Jack, I have a small family of Mosins acquired from betw $120 - $200. Happily I have a fairly large stack of spam cans (average cost probably about 20 cents/round), incl. some nice Yugo surplus that's lead-core (useful for shootin' matches where steel-core is verboten). I don't anticipate reloading 54R for ..... some time.


Jim, I know you jest but I'm comfortable with my man-card status, but I find it more convenient to use the removable pad, I also put it on the shotgun.


Nice thing about the M1 - shoot all day, no shoulder souvenir. When I get my evil black rifles built, I gather there will be a similar benefit.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:45 PM (QDnY+)

118 Huma and I don't like toys that don't operate on batteries.

Posted by: Hillary! Rodham-Rodham at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (lDrRt)


Built to burn Diesel, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 14, 2016 11:45 PM (GSdpU)

119 he should be apologizing.
Posted by: yankeefifth

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That's what his Obama vote was: a cultural apology.

Maybe he's learned now that apologies don't work.

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (CDMqz)

120 Over 80 dead now.

I wonder if this guy's family lives in France? Where did he get the truck? Where did he get all the guns and explosives? It tells me that he had help.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (iQIUe)




well there is socialized mediciie for you. earlier the dead were a fraction of the wounded, now it is the other way around.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (AoSQU)

121 Popov was the real deal studied his life 30 years ago. Fun dude.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (08Znv)

122 60 years from now the moslems in Europe will be in charge, in camps or dead

oh and the uk daily mail has been posting pics with camel toe, on the down low for the last month

do us news sites post camel toe?

Posted by: Jake at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (++RAi)

123 Well TATP isn't that hard to make and tends to be on the sensitive/unstable side so it's possible that someone was playing around with making it in the park. But this was no home-made fireworks.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:42 PM (pAlYe)

I saw it as a proof of concept device.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (kKHcp)

124 I wonder if this guy's family lives in France? Where
did he get the truck? Where did he get all the guns and explosives? It
tells me that he had help.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (iQIUe)


Lone wolf.

Posted by: F.I.B. at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (cmE8J)

125 Whoever the first asshole who says, "I stand with Nice" I want them bitch slapped until they can't see straight. Unless it's the King of the Netherlands where you can be imprisoned

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
****

I stand with niece. (She's 18, right?)

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (hVdx9)

126 "The True Inspiration For James Bond: Triple Agent Dusan Popov"

There were several "inspirations".

Fleming said at one point something along the lines of how Bond was just a piece of fluff he had made up, and that Bond "was no Sidney Reilly".

Regardless of the inspirations, Fleming's fictional Bond implicitly trained generations of Western spies to emulate flashy gadget-reliant cinema personalities, while the competing Soviet system trained generations of deliberately unobtrusive "gray men" who worked without notice or much technological assistance. Many Soviet spies weren't even taught to shoot.

Decades on, it's clear that it was game, set and match to the gray men.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 14, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)

127 I could be wrong. I just don't see Herters sold anywhere else.
Posted by: OneEyedJack

No, I wasn't clear. It is a house brand now, but in my youth it was the premier outdoors mail order firm. The fellow who ran it was a delightful eccentric who was ahead of his time in many ways and too stubborn not to fight the government.

Cabela's bought the name as a marketing device some years ago.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 14, 2016 11:47 PM (TnUKj)

128 >>>That's an awesome bar story, but I suspect that's not what he was aiming for.

Heh. I bet it was precisely what the cop was aiming for. Stupid gun just got in the way of the bad guys sternum.

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at July 14, 2016 11:47 PM (ZDMbl)

129 That's what his Obama vote was: a cultural apology.

Maybe he's learned now that apologies don't work.
Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:46 PM (CDMqz)


my grandparents voted for obama, twice. never occurred to me that they had been in the klan until they told me about their obama votes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:47 PM (AoSQU)

130 Built to burn Diesel, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 14, 2016 11:45 PM (GSdpU)


Steam power!

Posted by: Steely Dan at July 14, 2016 11:47 PM (cmE8J)

131 Really not seeing a problem here.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at July 14, 2016 11:47 PM (iMxBJ)

132 What happens if you stick your finger in a gun barrel as James Garner did in "Support Your Local Sheriff?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

133 Then it turned out to be a nightmare, we were connected to an old illegal cesspool!

Posted by: Farmer at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (o/90i)


Date be tankist! It wasn't an illegal cesspool, just an undocumented shit-pit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 14, 2016 11:48 PM (GSdpU)

134 Guns and I don't like toys that don't operate on batteries.

- - - -

At her age I figured a kick starter would be involved.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 14, 2016 11:48 PM (08Znv)

135 Everyone calm down...this was very clearly a road rage incident by a moped cutting the guy off....nothing to see here.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 14, 2016 11:48 PM (xVgrA)

136 At her age I figured a kick starter would be involved.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 14, 2016 11:48 PM (08Znv)



hand crank

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:49 PM (AoSQU)

137
>>I stand with niece. (She's 18, right?)


Of course

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:49 PM (voOPb)

138 I stand with niece. (She's 18, right?)
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale

Give or take.

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at July 14, 2016 11:49 PM (lDrRt)

139
History of Herters.

https://prezi.com/sw59mojxuigy/the-history-of-herters/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:49 PM (J3phO)

140 These ISIL attacks prove that we're winning the war on terror. I look forward to continued and more frequent attacks -- a sure sign that total victory will soon be at hand.

Posted by: Jay Vee Obama, Resident Weasel at July 14, 2016 11:49 PM (Jh20h)

141 >> oh and the uk daily mail has been posting pics with camel
>> toe, on the down low for the last month

The Daily Mail posts T&A (and kitty-snug swimwear) every day 7x24x365.

Unfortunately, too much of it is Kardashian.


Posted by: JEM at July 14, 2016 11:50 PM (o+SC1)

142 60 years from now the moslems in Europe will be in charge, in camps or dead


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nah it'll be a massive Serbia over there.

Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at July 14, 2016 11:50 PM (Cq0oW)

143 What happens if you stick your finger in a gun barrel as James Garner did in "Support Your Local Sheriff?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
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Finger blown off. That's it, that's all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:50 PM (J3phO)

144 From now on, trucks with automatic transmissions will be banned. Manual transmissions only from now one.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (P5Ine)

145 I think Hillary actually called in and talked with Ted Baxter tonight. Their polling must be showing something that has them scared.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (DW+jj)

146 I checked out my stupid well.

The DNC is kind of a stupid well, or at least a well of stupid.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (s7hQ/)

147 This lone wolf in France did a lot of damage. No question about it.

Just imagine what a million lone wolves could do if they ever got organized.

Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (7eHf+)

148 how come all these lone wolfs are moslems?

Posted by: Jake at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (++RAi)

149 145 I think Hillary actually called in and talked with Ted Baxter tonight. Their polling must be showing something that has them scared.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (DW+jj)


Yeah. People like Obama, for whatever reason. But...

Posted by: Splunge at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (iMxBJ)

150 MSNBC reporting the truck had a gun rack and a Confederate flag decal in the rear window. (Stolen from someone smarter than me.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (rxiN5)

151 Finger blown off. That's it, that's all.
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Bits of finger bones imbedded in your face.

Possibly also the bullet.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (3Liv/)

152 >> From now on, trucks with automatic transmissions will be
>> banned. Manual transmissions only from now one.

So in other words, a hole in the floor through which you have to swap the gears between shifts?

Posted by: JEM at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (o+SC1)

153 Part of me wants to note that a tiny number of armed people in that crowd could have stopped that truck a few hundred feet into its escapade. How does 'NRA' translate into French? Association de Fusil Nationale?
Part of me wonders that the French continue to make themselves easy targets.
Posted by: JEM at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (o+SC1)


I'm not so sure about this. There's video of police chasing the truck early on and being outrun by it plus you there were a lot of gun shots into the cab and the driver was still able to get out and shoot at people. This is where rifles are needed.

And unless we put up anti-vehicle protection at all crowded events we shouldn't be so smug since we're just as vulnerable here.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (pAlYe)

154 I wonder if this guy's family lives in France? Where
did he get the truck? Where did he get all the guns and explosives? It
tells me that he had help.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:44 PM (iQIUe)

Lone wolf.
Posted by: F.I.B.
-----------------

Self-radicalized.

He was 'troubled'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:53 PM (J3phO)

155 102 From over a Breitbart, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg would like to scold you about your "xenophobic awfulness, and ultra-nationalism and right-wingism". Be sure to reward them with your patronage/.


They don't care. They get paid up front so they can continue to spit on middle America. I've been indifferent to Trump but I'm voting for him. It will be a spite vote.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 14, 2016 11:53 PM (tZXKt)

156 MSNBC reporting the truck had a gun rack and a Confederate flag decal in the rear window. (Stolen from someone smarter than me.)
Posted by: andycanuck

----

Well, if that were the case, then we could finally stop all this "We'll never know his motive" stuff!

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:53 PM (CDMqz)

157 148 how come all these lone wolfs are moslems?
Posted by: Jake at July 14, 2016 11:51 PM (++RAi)


This has nothing to do with Islam.

Posted by: Director, Re-Education Camp #45 at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (sdi6R)

158 Just imagine what a million lone wolves could do if they ever got organized.
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More, but it doesn't really scale.

At some point it's obviously an army and someone will start bombing them.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (3Liv/)

159 "For a time SUVs were out of control; infected with something that cause
all kinds of accidents. Every crazy accident you could imagine was
caused by an SUV."

And before that, the deadly plague of Audi "unintended acceleration".

Which after a very lengthy, very expensive federal investigation was quietly deemed to have been the result of what the feds discreetly referred to as, cough, pedal misapplication, cough. Can't outright say that nitwit liberal yuppies stepped on the gas instead of the brakes.

Crap! I'm *so* sorry about fracturing the skull of that guy who tried to mug me while I was changing a tire at roadside. It is an obvious instance of "tire iron misapplication". I was just confused and mistook the bridge of his nose for a lug nut. So sorry.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (noWW6)

160 I'm not so sure about this. There's video of police chasing the truck early on and being outrun by it ..
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So, driving Citroens, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (J3phO)

161 MSNBC reporting the truck had a gun rack and a Confederate flag decal in the rear window. (Stolen from someone smarter than me.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (rxiN5)


I knew it!

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (cmE8J)

162 153 Unless we put up anti-vehicle protection at all crowded events we shouldn't be so smug since we're just as vulnerable here.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (pAlYe)


Maybe those dudes who like to open-carry AR-15s are on to something.

Posted by: Splunge at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (iMxBJ)

163 >>>nah it'll be a massive Serbia over there.
----

At this rate President Chelsea Clinton will send the U.N in and bomb a Chinese embassy by mistake

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (voOPb)

164 They don't care. They get paid up front so they can continue to spit on middle America. I've been indifferent to Trump but I'm voting for him. It will be a spite vote.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 14, 2016 11:53 PM (tZXKt)


Spite is a good enough reason. The man has all the right enemies, and they're all screaming very loudly not to vote for him.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (J+mig)

165 So in other words, a hole in the floor through which you have to swap the gears between shifts?
Posted by: JEM at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (o+SC1)



no, no, the hole is where your feet go.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:54 PM (AoSQU)

166 26 Ready for a shot of tequila? I read some article here it helps you lose weight.

I know it helped me once. Drank so much of it, I spent the next day puking. Lost lots of weight that day. And brain cells. Mostly brain cells.

*****

I did the same thing once. The bar opened at 11 AM, and by 12:30PM we were throwing our glasses into a fireplace.

We were, of course, cut off.

I was sick for a week, but I'm still confident that my damage was not brained.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at July 14, 2016 11:55 PM (bIhmV)

167 #MackLivesMatter

Posted by: a terrified tractor trailer at July 14, 2016 11:55 PM (H9MG5)

168 publius, ThunderB had the same take earlier (that Hildabeast calling into Baxter signalled polling panic). It's certainly a non-trivial possibility.


That a candidate for president can "run a campaign" in which she is basically inaccessible to the press or public and never does 1 second of unscripted interaction is a devastating testament to our country's degradation. It's Ba'athist Iraq, or North Korea, not the US, in spirit and style.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:55 PM (QDnY+)

169 Have we asked if this guy driving the truck was playing that Pokemon thing?

Posted by: RKae at July 14, 2016 11:55 PM (CDMqz)

170 I'm not so sure about this. There's video of police chasing the truck
early on and being outrun by it plus you there were a lot of gun shots
into the cab and the driver was still able to get out and shoot at
people. This is where rifles are needed.
---
Would you be better off shooting at the tires (better yet, the tires on one side of the truck) or is that more of an 'only in the movies' sort of thing?

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (3Liv/)

171 So in other words, a hole in the floor through which you have to swap the gears between shifts?
Posted by: JEM
------------

Hey, that's how I made the brakes work on my '51 Plymouth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (J3phO)

172 What do you call a bunch of lone wolves when you put them together?

A pack! Get it? A pack like as in a group that cooperates and works together.

Hahahahaha! I crack myself up. Good one huh? //snark//

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 14, 2016 11:57 PM (xVgrA)

173 I did the same thing once. The bar opened at 11 AM, and by 12:30PM we were throwing our glasses into a fireplace.

We were, of course, cut off.

I was sick for a week, but I'm still confident that my damage was not brained.
Posted by: Noam Sayen at July 14, 2016 11:55 PM (bIhmV)




tequila is a vile drink

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:58 PM (AoSQU)

174 That photo of the people in the street. Well, just triggered an image I had at 4am, which is the witching hour when I wake up stressed (family health issues). I thought it was possibly remnants of something seen on teevee, but did not dwell on it til tonight. Not psychic but that photo freaked me out all the same, for other reasons than simple horror.

So I am really looking forward to dreams tonight.

May the world finally wake up to this war.

Tomorrow should be a wonderful rage day with all the marching and what not. And next week's convention...

Take care, Morons. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at July 14, 2016 11:58 PM (9gyLX)

175 The killer truck certainly got quite ventilated up front by some police ammo (per the photos). Dunno if that was during the rampage, or after it stopped and the driver emerged (reportedly firing at people).


But Maet's right here, I think - this is not a case in which there were no good-buy guns on the scene ..... appears there were quite a few.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 14, 2016 11:58 PM (QDnY+)

176
MSNBC reporting the truck had a gun rack and a Confederate flag decal

Tear down that flag!

Posted by: Nikki Haley and the Comets at July 14, 2016 11:59 PM (IqV8l)

177 Would you be better off shooting at the tires (better yet, the tires on one side of the truck) or is that more of an 'only in the movies' sort of thing?
Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (3Liv/)




you're not going to stop that truck quickly with hand guns.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 14, 2016 11:59 PM (AoSQU)

178 History of Herters.

https://prezi.com/sw59mojxuigy/the-history-of-herters/
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:49 PM (J3phO)

Very nice. thanks for the link.

I really liked the picture of their Cutter recreational boat. Nothing like tail-fins not only on the boat, but also on the Johnson outboard.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 14, 2016 11:59 PM (kKHcp)

179 I want to thank Presdent Obama for protecting the US and not allowing this to happen us. Thank Presdent and we love you.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 15, 2016 12:00 AM (Fbj4h)

180 "And unless we put up anti-vehicle protection at all crowded events we shouldn't be so smug since we're just as vulnerable here."

That's not a bad idea. Tire puncturing strips along pedestrian areas for events.

Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 12:00 AM (IHj/L)

181 Hiya fappers. I'm on day 4 of almost no sleep so I'm packing it in. It's been really bad the last few days, and I can't figure out why. Hopefully tonight will be better. Be well, and for God's sake don't go anywhere near any "Day of Rage" sites tomorrow.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2016 12:00 AM (0mRoj)

182 167 #MackLivesMatter
Posted by: a terrified tractor trailer at July 14, 2016 11:55 PM (H9MG5)


*golf clap*

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

183
You can have my share of the M16's. I took Basic with the Garand which is a fine rifle and during my USAEUR tour was issued my true love, the M14.

Currently I own all 3 weapons carried in service,the Garand, M14 and 1911A1.

Anything else is redundant.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 15, 2016 12:01 AM (X35Yt)

184 Self-radicalized.



He was 'troubled'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:53 PM (J3phO)

Turning his life around?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 15, 2016 12:01 AM (oKE6c)

185 At least two Americans among the dead in Nice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at July 15, 2016 12:01 AM (Nwg0u)

186 From the Popov article, seems very unlikely Jebsen or any German would actually have known any real details about Overlord (Normandy operation). Very very very closely held info. The double-cross system in the UK (turned/fake German agents) surely would have been given nothing. They were allowed to feed enough credible/accurate stuff to maintain their bona fides with the krauts, but nothing more.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 15, 2016 12:01 AM (QDnY+)

187 So these guys are Packees then?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:02 AM (rxiN5)

188 "And unless we put up anti-vehicle protection at all crowded events we shouldn't be so smug since we're just as vulnerable here."

That's not a bad idea. Tire puncturing strips along pedestrian areas for events.
Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 12:00 AM (IHj/L)




well, we could simply avoid letting millions of primitive savages immigrate into the country and set up their own foreign language enclaves.

or put barriers and metal detectors everywhere and wreck the constitution.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 15, 2016 12:02 AM (AoSQU)

189 If it was a truck-free zone, then where were the signs?!!!!

We can't have any more people massacred due to simple signage errors!

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:02 AM (CDMqz)

190 So, has Obama managed to blame republicans and a lack of gun control for all the deaths in Paris yet?
Or is he just going to stick to the idea that Muslims aren't a problem?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (+lVUW)

191 Kamikazes?

Lone wolves. Every one of them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (oKE6c)

192 Self-radicalized.

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You can go blind doing that!

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (CDMqz)

193 Would you be better off shooting at the tires (better yet, the tires on one side of the truck) or is that more of an 'only in the movies' sort of thing?
Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (3Liv/)


I think it would slow the truck down if you got enough tires but unlike police chases where they lay down spike stripes, the driver in this case only had to go faster than people could run.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (pAlYe)

194 I'm not so sure about this. There's video of police chasing the truck early on and being outrun by it plus you there were a lot of gun shots into the cab and the driver was still able to get out and shoot at people. This is where rifles are needed.

And unless we put up anti-vehicle protection at all crowded events we shouldn't be so smug since we're just as vulnerable here.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (pAlYe)


Ban personal transportation!!1!

Posted by: City dwelling Proggie at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (vBeA5)

195 Re the well, I'm thinking about punching a new one. If this one goes out, which I'm thinking is in the future, then getting a well driller out to try to do the stuff they try to get one that has plugged up going again means I'd be without water for a while. And it might not be successful.

With 3-phase I've got at the shop, I could put in a nice three-phase submersible pump, and get some capacity with much lower current (but running three wires, four if I want a neutral out there). Provided the well could supply it.

Wells are sort of hit and miss around her. One spot can be a dry hole, but move a few hundred yards and you get a good one. It's the geology.

But the problem is well driller actually want to be paid money, and they like it. I'm going to start bullshitting with a few of 'em around here and see what they'll say.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (DW+jj)

196 183
Currently I own all 3 weapons carried in service,the Garand, M14 and 1911A1.

Anything else is redundant.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 15, 2016 12:01 AM (X35Yt)


I never served, and I'm not saying what I do or don't own since the tragic boating accident, but if they're good enough for the military, they're good enough for me.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (sdi6R)

197 190 So, has Obama managed to blame republicans and a lack of gun control for all the deaths in Paris yet?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (+lVUW)



Nah. That sort of thing only happens in America, per the Smartest Man in the Ghetto World.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (oKE6c)

198 Caltrops: some things never become obsolete.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (rxiN5)

199 Oh, one more rage thought before bed...I unfortunately overheard the Hilz Harridan on O'Reilly, which we normally do not watch but husband had on.

O'Reilly should have been less "fair and unbalanced" and said, well, "Mrs. Clinton, YOU own this isis mess."

But of course he did not as he is a toothless eunuch.

Cannot stand him...pfft. His comment of how the military "agrees with him" made me harf. Windbag. Like he is the all knowing poobah of mankind.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (9gyLX)

200
190 So, has Obama managed to blame republicans and a lack of gun control for all the deaths in Paris yet?
Or is he just going to stick to the idea that Muslims aren't a problem?
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (+lVUW)

No
Yes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (voOPb)

201 Fox has not mentioned islam, moslem, etc.

just the code word 'Tunisian'

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (++RAi)

202 Oh, and I only skimmed the article about the rapey Swedish music festival, but I didn't see the word Muslim mentioned. The perps must have been Lutherans hopped up on all that Martin Luther rage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:05 AM (+lVUW)

203 Tractors have enough power to pull about 50,000 pounds of trailer. When the trailer is empty they can accelerate rather nicely. And they are built much heavier than cars, with much heavier tires.

It is a difficult proposition to stop a truck with the typical weaponry of a beat cop.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Am Yisrael Hai at July 15, 2016 12:05 AM (Zu3d9)

204 Some well-intentioned dumbass said like a decade ago that we have to fight them over there so we won't have to fight them here.

The problem could be solved if they weren't here.

jus sayin

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:05 AM (kKHcp)

205 What happens if you stick your finger in a gun barrel as James Garner did in "Support Your Local Sheriff?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
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Finger blown off. That's it, that's all.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2016 11:50

Mythbusters did it. And I believe most of the tests ended in the digits being vaporized..

Then they did a shotgun, but not sure how hard they stuffed the "finger" in. It too blew the finger off, but ballooned the barrel.

They were pretty shocked at that.

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:05 AM (R1ejq)

206 This problem could be solved if we would just create murder free zones.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at July 15, 2016 12:05 AM (Nwg0u)

207 When the robots take over, this kind of thing will only be done by self driving vehicles. But as a terrorist weapon, it will disappear. So we got that going for us.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (6Ll1u)

208 Turning his life around?


Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 15, 2016 12:01 AM (oKE6c)


And now he'll never make it to his first day of college.

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (cmE8J)

209
Well, it's good that France has such extensive gun control laws. Just think how bad it would have been without those laws.

Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (7eHf+)

210 Fox has not mentioned islam, moslem, etc.

just the code word 'Tunisian'
Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (++RAi)



well, may not have mentioned drivers religion and ethnicity but they have been throwing around jihadi and islamist left and right. not complaining.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (AoSQU)

211 Would you be better off shooting at the tires (better yet, the tires on one side of the truck) or is that more of an 'only in the movies' sort of thing?

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (3Liv/)


On a big rig with air brakes, shoot out the air tank, if you can identify it. Total loss of air pressure means the brakes will lock up, and there's nothing the driver can do (from behind the wheel) to prevent it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (GSdpU)

212 Nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

213 Did they tie the shotgun barrel into a bow as well?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (rxiN5)

214 Apparently the trailer was full of guns, grenades, and "larger weapons" whatever that means.

Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (IHj/L)

215 I was playing cards with a guy that has supported John Kasich as the OBVIOUS choice. He kept saying things that "well, it might not be...". "might be drunk, might have had a heart attack...". Yes, it might not be, but you know what at this point "pretty damn probable" seems to come up over and over. He was still trying things when I said that CNN was saying the truck traveled over a mile through the crowd.

Posted by: Former Mass Resident at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (4+yTC)

216 If running people over with trucks were illegal this wouldn't of happened.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (xVgrA)

217 But the problem is well driller actually want to be paid money, and they like it.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:03 AM (DW+jj)

If that weren't the case we'd all have perfect houses and no tools.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (kKHcp)

218 This was too much damage for one vehicle to have made. There must have been a second scooter!!!

Posted by: infowars at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (rxiN5)

219 So here's the hard lesson from generations of fruitless attempts to stop heavy VBIEDs:

Gunfire alone doesn't reliably do the job. You really need something like a LAW rocket with a detuned warhead. That will punch through into the cab of the truck and instantly kill the driver plus everyone else inside.

The disquieting part is that even this may not be sufficient.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (noWW6)

220 Ban personal transportation!!1!

-
It just encourages the lower classes to move about needlessly.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (Nwg0u)

221 Very nice. thanks for the link.

I really liked the picture of their Cutter recreational boat. Nothing like tail-fins not only on the boat, but also on the Johnson outboard.
Posted by: OneEyedJack
-----------

Have some more. Herter's Powermag .401 revolver , $47 in the late '60s.

http://www.gunblast.com/Fryxell_Herters401.htm

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (J3phO)

222 "When the robots take over, this kind of thing will only be done by self driving vehicles."

IsIs is working on that.

Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (IHj/L)

223 I can't say for sure if this driver had evil intent. Maybe he was just playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel.

Posted by: James Comestain at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (H9MG5)

224 214 Apparently the trailer was full of guns, grenades, and "larger weapons" whatever that means.


Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (IHj/L)


Makes you wonder if his plan wasn't to get further into the target area, and meet up with some cohorts that would take up the additional weapons.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (J+mig)

225 And unless we put up anti-vehicle protection at all crowded events we shouldn't be so smug since we're just as vulnerable here.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 14, 2016 11:52 PM (pAlYe)


Anti-vehicle protection? LOL.

Thousands of people are sitting at sidewalk cafes and restaurants in New York every single day. You can't "anti-vehicle" protect everything without making a joke of society, as a whole.

I have always said in every gun control discussion that 16 year olds are trusted with two ton pieces of metal they can propel and direct at speeds upwards of 50 miles an hour, all mere inches from defenseless people.

The answer is not to put anti-vehicle protection up anywhere. The answer is to carry out this fight and finish it. And no more of this stupid "hearts and minds" shit. No war was ever won with "hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (zc3Db)

226 The larger weapons might just be dildoes. The ISIS guys are pervs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (6FqZa)

227 If running people over with trucks were illegal this wouldn't of happened.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (xVgrA)


Sensible truck control, for the children!

Posted by: Hillary's Lidless Eye at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (cmE8J)

228 27 Is that R. Lee Ermey, Obama supporter?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


Yeah, um. He isn't a liberal. He doesn't like Obama. And he doesn't care who knows.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:10 AM (+lVUW)

229 The answer is not to put anti-vehicle protection up
anywhere. The answer is to carry out this fight and finish it. And no
more of this stupid "hearts and minds" shit. No war was ever won with
"hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (zc3Db)


Well Maet is a douche sometimes, so there's that.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 15, 2016 12:10 AM (cmE8J)

230 Good night all.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them.

And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2016 12:10 AM (hyuyC)

231 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (GSdpU)

They have two systems....one for service brakes and one for emergency brakes. So you don't know which tank serves which system.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Am Yisrael Hai at July 15, 2016 12:10 AM (Zu3d9)

232 215
I was playing cards with a guy that has supported John Kasich as the
OBVIOUS choice. He kept saying things that "well, it might not be...".
"might be drunk, might have had a heart attack...". Yes, it might not
be, but you know what at this point "pretty damn probable" seems to come
up over and over. He was still trying things when I said that CNN was
saying the truck traveled over a mile through the crowd.

Posted by: Former Mass Resident at July 15, 2016 12:07 AM (4+yTC)


A large number of people would rather believe a pretty lie than a terrible truth.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:11 AM (J+mig)

233 If you could think, and the differential covers are thin steel, concentrated rifle fire at the differential case could screw it up and stop it. And you could test the .50 BMG through an engine block. It will have to go through the body.

I think you want something like 20mm cannon to be sure to take out a truck like that. Or RPGs, shit like that.

If you just put a pile of concentrated rifle fire, .308 speed, all at the front, you'd eventually do some show stopping damage to the engine. The cooling system would be destroyed easily, but that takes time.

I think the best is to try to kill the driver quickly. That doesn't stop the vehicle, but it ends conscious control.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:11 AM (DW+jj)

234 irongrampa I enjoy all the firearms I have, but the M1 does have a special place (not from my past or from service, just from its performance and historical symbolism).


I recently started reloading for it, so am fairly confident I can blast away contentedly for a long time. Thinking about getting another one when CMP re-opens the gates. And I've bought spare parts from CMP for common wear or failure.


Took a non-gun friend to the range a few weeks ago - he was making a soda can dance on the berm at about 60 yds during his first clip. He really understood my observation that the M1 meant the US could make millions of effective soldiers almost overnight during WWII.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 15, 2016 12:11 AM (QDnY+)

235 Hi all, so I find it really telling hillary came on Fox News to spout her bullshit, she's freaked and so are the dem & rinos!!

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:11 AM (9plvG)

236 The larger weapons might just be dildoes. The ISIS guys are pervs.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

----

Y'know, I really wouldn't mind if our media lied their heads off like that. If every time a "martyr" blew himself up, the news reported, "He was wearing women's underpants, and his apartment was filled with gay porn," it might deter them. Their "heroic" legacy is everything to them.

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:11 AM (CDMqz)

237 I can see paradise by the dashboard light.

And dammit... it is 72 raisins.

Posted by: mohammedan loaf of meat at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (H9MG5)

238 Did that truck have the shoulder thing that goes up? Because, dangerous.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (P5Ine)

239 Vehicle barriers are already inplace in many areas, not because of terrorists, but because of drunk drivers.

Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (7eHf+)

240 *checks out Nero's twitter*

Milo's going full Billy Idol, I see

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (6FqZa)

241 On a big rig with air brakes, shoot out the air tank, if you can identify it. Total loss of air pressure means the brakes will lock up, and there's nothing the driver can do (from behind the wheel) to prevent it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (GSdpU)

In theory.
In reality, you'd have to be positioned in such a place with rifle in hand that as soon as a vehicle presented itself as a threat, you punch into that primary tank.

The downside is that with all the check valves and other tanks, and a compressor running at engine speed, those tanks won't bleed out fast enough to pop the spring brakes before an attack like Nice is accomplished. Even with a 30 cal hole in one side and a 40 cal hole in the other.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (kKHcp)

242 "That a candidate for president can 'run a campaign' in which she is
basically inaccessible to the press or public and never does 1 second of
unscripted interaction is a devastating testament to our country's
degradation."

Not only presidential candidates. Not by any means.

In this part of Commiefornia, ordinary House level congresscritters now do "public town halls" by telephone conference call. Avoiding those unpredictable interactions in person with the invariably annoying serf class.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (noWW6)

243 We don't want to take away all your trucks but private individuals don't need big trucks unless they are moving.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (xVgrA)

244 I think the best is to try to kill the driver quickly. That doesn't stop the vehicle, but it ends conscious control.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:11 AM (DW+jj)


Do that and pop one of the front tires on one side, and it'll should veer into something solid that will stop the rampage.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (J+mig)

245 Publius.... I hope you drill for water, and instead, up from the ground comes a bubblin' brew. Black Gold. Texas Tea.

Oil, that is.

You know the rest, I believe?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (v5iqM)

246 So the best option is to aim for the driver then?

Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (IHj/L)

247 27 Is that R. Lee Ermey, Obama supporter?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


A number of years ago there was this radio program that was broadcast with a large audience in some kind of auditorium. The radio personalities were a bit conservative, but from Chicago, so not conservative by my standards. Ermey was one of their guests. They introduced him and he came out and let loose with what he thought of democrats in general, and Obama specifically. The host's response was, "Gee, Ermey, tell us what you really think."

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (+lVUW)

248 229 The answer is not to put anti-vehicle protection up
anywhere. The answer is to carry out this fight and finish it. And no
more of this stupid "hearts and minds" shit. No war was ever won with
"hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (zc3Db)

Well Maet is a douche sometimes, so there's that.
Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 15, 2016 12:10 AM (cmE8J)


Did I advocate doing this? No I fucking did not. For the reasons of futility listed above.

But since we're not doing anything more than the French did, we shouldn't feel like we have some kind of special protection against these kind of attacks either.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (pAlYe)

249 good thing Obama is working on letting trannies in womens bathrooms with all this jihad going on.

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (++RAi)

250 Baltimore shooter update:

Reports indicated that at least one man with an assault rifle police had shot at police and shattered a cruiser window. No officers were reported injured as of 10:30p.m.

A witness said he heard three loud shots, followed by two "smaller" shots, after which he said his first instinct was to "get out of dodge."

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:14 AM (R1ejq)

251 >>>Vehicle barriers are already inplace in many areas, not because of terrorists, but because of drunk drivers.
Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 15, 2016 12:12 AM (7eHf+)<<<
I was trying to get to a vote!!! **hic**

Posted by: Patches Kennedy at July 15, 2016 12:14 AM (H9MG5)

252 No war was ever won with "hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.
Except the British in Malaya!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:14 AM (rxiN5)

253
Some of those BLM mow-downs were IMPACTFUL.

Posted by: iforgot at July 15, 2016 12:14 AM (5o5ek)

254 The thing in Nice......

Makes me think Immortan Joe was onto something with his war-rig.

Damned things are almost unstoppable, and faster than an armored bulldozer.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (LchB3)

255 170 I'm not so sure about this. There's video of police chasing the truck
early on and being outrun by it plus you there were a lot of gun shots
into the cab and the driver was still able to get out and shoot at
people. This is where rifles are needed.
---
Would you be better off shooting at the tires (better yet, the tires on one side of the truck) or is that more of an 'only in the movies' sort of thing?


Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (3Liv/)


Well... it is pretty hard to catch a truck....

Posted by: Sherrif Buford T. Justice, of Texas at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (qf6WZ)

256 120 Over 80 dead now.

I wonder if this guy's family lives in France?


"Unforgiven" was on the tube last night.


Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (xx+WQ)

257 Oh & Hi ont!!

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (9plvG)

258 I hope the state department doesn't inflict James Taylor on the Parisians again. They've suffered enough.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (+lVUW)

259 No war was ever won with
"hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.

But they do make good aiming points.
Converting enemies, one shot at a time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (kKHcp)

260 But since we're not doing anything more than the French did, we shouldn't feel like we have some kind of special protection against these kind of attacks either.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:13 AM (pAlYe)


I'm not sure anyone thinks we aren't vulnerable to this exact sort of attack.

And we're doing much less than the French did. They only elected a socialist turd. We elected a hussein America-hater ... twice.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:16 AM (zc3Db)

261 The bullet holes in the driver door looked big.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 12:16 AM (xx+WQ)

262 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753643897503543296

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753644124230778880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753644347254566912

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753644526745559041

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753644683096682496

Posted by: kbdabear at July 15, 2016 12:17 AM (TM6I6)

263 Time for the old folk. We're in the midst of a refurbishment of a bathroom ( huge ass pain) and tomorrow MAY see the completion.

Hope so, this is killing my fishing time.

Remember, y'all,we are Americans,so that head is held HIGH--most especially during these times.

Cherish our country as you know it to be, under the layer of filth deposited by the left.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 15, 2016 12:17 AM (X35Yt)

264
No war was ever won with "hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM


If you stop enough hearts and blow enough minds...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 15, 2016 12:17 AM (IqV8l)

265 Then they did a shotgun, but not sure how hard they stuffed the "finger" in. It too blew the finger off, but ballooned the barrel.

They were pretty shocked at that.

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:05 AM (R1ejq)


ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: Elmer Fudd at July 15, 2016 12:17 AM (vBeA5)

266 No war was ever won with
"hearts and minds".






seems to be working well enough in the US over the last 100 years, especially the last sixty.

Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (7eHf+)

267 Remember what we did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I'm thinking that we should start that practice back up.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (xVgrA)

268 The answer is not to put anti-vehicle protection up
anywhere. The answer is to carry out this fight and finish it. And no
more of this stupid "hearts and minds" shit. No war was ever won with
"hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:08 AM (zc3Db)


The problem with a hearts and minds strategy occurs when your enemy lacks both, but has plenty of desire to commit murder.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (J+mig)

269 So, I'm drinking a beer, does the ont still do this??

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (9plvG)

270 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753644895097720832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753645082084081664

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753645271108771844

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753645447290454016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/753648255246929920

Posted by: kbdabear at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (TM6I6)

271 No war was ever won with "hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:14 AM (rxiN5)


Ummm...

Posted by: The Aztecs at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (vBeA5)

272 Brian Williams made a pun/joke on MSNBC about the attack. "We plowed over the last hour." See the sock link for Twitter attacks on shit-head.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 14, 2016 11:30 PM (rxiN5)


Geez. That's stupid even by MSNBC standards.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (+lVUW)

273 You know, if I had an old air tank that I didn't care about, I might presurize, and then start shooting at with my .308 to see how long it would take to blow. At a safe distance, of course. It'd be good target practice. But it might make a boom and some of the idiots might call the law. 20 years ago, I could've done that without worry.

I'll be you a decent air tank would take at least one hit without blowing. Of course if it didn't blow, I'd be afraid to approach it to depressurize. If one was going to do that, you'd have to keep firing until you did knock in a hole in it to be sure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (DW+jj)

274 Short of heavy weaponry you need a device like this to be sure of stopping a truck. But note that it would only work if you can channel an attacker into a particular path where the device has been installed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVAlIZgE1OA

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (pAlYe)

275 I wish the media would stop showing that picture of a small body partially covered with an emergency blanket with a doll lying nearby...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (kP16F)

276 Baltamore update:

Police used a Bearcat to take suspect to hospital. Wouldn't let ambulance near.

So I guess that means that even is over for the most part.

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (R1ejq)

277 No war was ever won with "hearts and minds". Not a single one. Ever.

----

The war in the Pacific was hideous. We dropped two atomic bombs on Japan...

...and suddenly they couldn't get enough of baseball and Sinatra.

My dad was stationed in Japan in the '50s. Just a decade after WWII, and when he rode his purple Triumph around the streets of Tokyo, people thought he was Elvis Presley.

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (CDMqz)

278 267, said it before and will say it again, glass it up in the ME and start over..or not

Posted by: IC at July 15, 2016 12:20 AM (KTFfX)

279 272 That's just straight fucked up!

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:20 AM (9plvG)

280 Islamos have been using big trucks since the blew up the US Marines in Lebanon in the early 80's

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:21 AM (++RAi)

281 275, yeah it's heartbreaking. Bawling my eyes out at that image.

Posted by: IC at July 15, 2016 12:21 AM (KTFfX)

282 Does Elle May always come with the bubbling crude?

If I hit oil, there would be some Obama/enviro-fuckhead reg that would kick in, and it would end up costing me money, somehow.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:22 AM (DW+jj)

283
O'Reilly should have been less "fair and unbalanced" and said, well, "Mrs. Clinton, YOU own this isis mess."

But of course he did not as he is a toothless eunuch.

Cannot stand him...pfft. His comment of how the military "agrees with him" made me harf. Windbag. Like he is the all knowing poobah of mankind.
Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen at July 15, 2016 12:04 AM (9gyLX)
----------------------

Billo is the one Fox anchor Hillary trusts -- not only trusts but gets all girly with. He says po-tay-to, she says po-tah-to. I know she wishes he would fuck her.

Posted by: iforgot at July 15, 2016 12:22 AM (5o5ek)

284 You know, if I had an old air tank that I didn't care about, I might presurize, and then start shooting at with my .308 to see how long it would take to blow. At a safe distance, of course. It'd be good target practice. But it might make a boom and some of the idiots might call the law. 20 years ago, I could've done that without worry.

I'll be you a decent air tank would take at least one hit without blowing. Of course if it didn't blow, I'd be afraid to approach it to depressurize. If one was going to do that, you'd have to keep firing until you did knock in a hole in it to be sure.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM


Again, Mythbusters. lol

Tho it was more the Jaws scene, and seeing if they could make a welding tank go thru a brick wall..

Believe both were successful, but not sure about Jaws as much.

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:22 AM (R1ejq)

285 >>>Remember what we did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I'm thinking that we should start that practice back up.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (xVgrA)<<<

If we could make them docile, in 50 years ok, maybe 100 for the mohammedans of the MidEast, they too could be creating/watching their tentacle tent camel porn, obsessed with chasing down Pokemon, and deploying used panty vending machines.

Brilliant!

Posted by: the Guinness Guys at July 15, 2016 12:22 AM (H9MG5)

286 I wish the media would stop showing that picture of a small body partially covered with an emergency blanket with a doll lying nearby...
Come on. It's not like it's a "refugee" kid washed up on a Turkish beach. That's news!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:23 AM (rxiN5)

287 Does anyone know if Micheal Obama is going to go to France to help these people hurt because of what Bush did to them ???

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 15, 2016 12:23 AM (Fbj4h)

288 as for Brian Williams *types* *deletes*

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 12:23 AM (6FqZa)

289 Gee whiz. I missed the "stop" in that comment. I think it's time I went to bed now.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:24 AM (rxiN5)

290 55 Mick Jaguar is going to be dad for the 8th time. GF is only 43 years younger than him.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2016 11:35 PM (iQIUe)


Here's the thing, when someone that old knocks up a woman that much younger, I kinda wonder if maybe she was spreading some cheer. If you get my drift.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:24 AM (+lVUW)

291
Lloyd did a comparison between the Bren and the mg-42, and came to the conclusion that the Bren was far superior.

I can't bear to watch it because listening to a modern Brit academic talk about guns is like listening to Niel deGrasse Tyson talk about gynecology

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

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2016 12:24 AM (ry34m)

292 Billo is the one Fox anchor Hillary trusts -- not only trusts but gets all girly with. He says po-tay-to, she says po-tah-to. I know she wishes he would fuck her.
Posted by: iforgot at July 15, 2016 12:22 AM

Oh, PLEASE! First, shes not into him that way. Second, she knows he's not going to followup, or even listen to mher answers as hes already busy reading the next one hes got written down (pre approved of course)

Posted by: Huma A. at July 15, 2016 12:24 AM (R1ejq)

293
Shep is saying there is nothing we can do to stop these kinds of attacks. I guess all there is to do is lie back and wait for it.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 12:25 AM (mRvs9)

294 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (DW+jj)

Most center-fire rifle rounds will go in and out of almost all compressed air tanks. Even the thick ones they use for oxy-acetylene torches.

It would take a straight on hit, being round and all.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:25 AM (kKHcp)

295 These tactics will now spread, i worry about fires being used out here in Cali as a weapon.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 15, 2016 12:25 AM (6Ll1u)

296 Knew a guy whose air compressor tank rusted out. When it blew it flew upwards into his face. He needed constructive surgery.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 15, 2016 12:26 AM (IqV8l)

297 I kinda wonder if maybe she was spreading some cheer. If you get my drift.
.............

and locking in a income source

She is 28 or 29 he is 72

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:26 AM (++RAi)

298 They have two systems....one for service brakes and one for emergency brakes. So you don't know which tank serves which system.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Am Yisrael Hai at July 15, 2016 12:10 AM (Zu3d9)


If the air pressure for the service brakes fails, the spring brakes come on automatically. I have a bus with air brakes, and it will not even move until I get to 80 PSI on the gauge. And one tank, only.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:26 AM (GSdpU)

299 >>>Shep is saying there is nothing we can do to stop
these kinds of attacks. I guess all there is to do is lie back and wait
for it.


Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 12:25 AM (mRvs9)<<<
Or you could all huddle in the Superdome and eat each other?
**thinks of the ratings**
Ka-ching!

Posted by: Shemp Smith at July 15, 2016 12:26 AM (H9MG5)

300 >>Shep is saying there is nothing we can do to stop these kinds of attacks.


He just made the case for removing Islam from Western Society, only he doesn't know it.

Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 12:27 AM (+JEIj)

301 266 No war was ever won with
"hearts and minds".






seems to be working well enough in the US over the last 100 years, especially the last sixty.
Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 15, 2016 12:18 AM (7eHf+)


Um, wut? We haven't won a war in the last sixty years, since we abandoned the "Japanese will be a language spoken only in Hell" strategy.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

302 Actually RKae as I'm sure you know we took out a lot more than two cities. With larger loss of life than the more famous two at the end.


Yet I believe that both in Japan and Germany, US occupation forces were received fairly well (or even better in some cases), and there was no evident resentment for the destruction (both countries were just leveled).


And this was after the Japanese regime had tried to convince the populace our troops would be baby-killing maniacs. Friend's father went ashore in Kyushu with the USMC, streets of small towns were deserted, they found a few people and those people (over loudspeakers) explained it was OK to come out of the woods back into town.


And baseball pre-dated the war and occupation. Famous baseball player/Japanese-speaker Moe Berg did "goodwill" tours of Japan before the war ...... and was working with US intel.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 15, 2016 12:27 AM (QDnY+)

303 Here's the thing, when someone that old knocks up a
woman that much younger, I kinda wonder if maybe she was spreading some
cheer. If you get my drift.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:24 AM (+lVUW)


*sigh*

You know you are getting old when the "little blue pill" you are looking forward to taking is Naproxen Sodium.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2016 12:27 AM (ry34m)

304 Shep is saying there is nothing we can do to stop these kinds of attacks.
He just made the case for removing Islam from Western Society, only he doesn't know it.


Well, no, because that would be something we could do.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 12:27 AM (T/cxb)

305 >>Most center-fire rifle rounds will go in and out of almost all compressed air tanks. Even the thick ones they use for oxy-acetylene torches.


To make one 'rocket' you'd need to shoot the valve off the stem, though.

Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 12:28 AM (+JEIj)

306 I know it sounds harsh but maybe people need to be forced see the destruction and bodies in the streets to get through to them. I know it seems disrespectful but if they show a picture of the person alive next to their dead body maybe people would would realize this isn't a fucking game and we can't keep glossing it over. Harsh but people need a wake up call.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:28 AM (xVgrA)

307 #301 I think that's a "leftists taking over media and schools"-related comment, rickl.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:28 AM (rxiN5)

308 At MSNBC, they're showing a picture of 230 Park Avenue, NYC (near Grand Central Station) lit up in the colours of the French flag... I think it's UPSIDE DOWN! Shouldn't it be blue at the top, then white, then red at the bottom?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 15, 2016 12:29 AM (kP16F)

309 I know it sounds harsh but maybe people need to be forced see the destruction and bodies in the streets to get through to them. I know it seems disrespectful but if they show a picture of the person alive next to their dead body maybe people would would realize this isn't a fucking game and we can't keep glossing it over. Harsh but people need a wake up call.
Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:28 AM (xVgrA)




nope we should show everything and replay the 9-11 tapes every year.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 15, 2016 12:29 AM (AoSQU)

310 Where is the candlelight vigil going to be? I want to light a candle. A cheap one though, need to save up for the next bigger "tragedy."

Posted by: Soulpatchtony at July 15, 2016 12:29 AM (m40v5)

311 showing a picture of 230 Park Avenue, NYC (near Grand Central Station) lit up in the colours of the French flag... I think it's UPSIDE DOWN! Shouldn't it be blue at the top, then white, then red at the bottom?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 15, 2016 12:29 AM (kP16F)




why wouldn't they do it vertically?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 15, 2016 12:30 AM (AoSQU)

312 This week I looked over a Finnish Lahti 39 at a local gunsmith's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2016 12:31 AM (J3phO)

313
A bursting air hose is fun, too. Scares the shit out of you, and then jumps around like a snake on crack. It can slap the shit out of you. Calmly go shut the valve off, or unplug the quick coupler on the other end. The first time it happens, well if you had a heart condition, it might be the end of you. It will scare the absolute manure right out of you.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:31 AM (DW+jj)

314 To make one 'rocket' you'd need to shoot the valve off the stem, though.
Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 12:28 AM (+JEIj)

Yeah. That'd be cool to watch from cover.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:32 AM (kKHcp)

315 From over a Breitbart, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg would like to scold you about your "xenophobic awfulness, and ultra-nationalism and right-wingism".

Hitchcock said that actors should be treated like cattle. I liked Hitchcock.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:32 AM (+lVUW)

316 295 These tactics will now spread, i worry about fires being used out here in Cali as a weapon.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 15, 2016 12:25 AM (6Ll1u)


I think it's already been done. I remember hearing that some devastating fires a few years ago were deliberately set. Sorry, I don't remember the details and don't have a link.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

317
Those Hostess goodies have gotten smaller for some odd reason. All that automation must be expensive.
Posted by: Wain Grimol at July 14, 2016 11:32 PM (7eHf+)
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The robots gotta eat.

Posted by: iforgot at July 15, 2016 12:33 AM (5o5ek)

318
Hitchcock said that actors should be treated like cattle.

Hit in the head with a sledgehammer and turned into hamburger?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 15, 2016 12:34 AM (IqV8l)

319 The Romans considered actors to be on the same social tier as prostitutes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 12:34 AM (6FqZa)

320 106
Lee Ermey admitted he voted for Obama the first time.

Now I don't feel so bad.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (IqV8l)


He must have changed his mind fast. Maybe after Porkulus passed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2016 12:35 AM (+lVUW)

321 breaking mow on local Baltimore tv...


report that 4 cops in a cruiser heard gun fire. responded. a suspect emerged with a ar15 style rifle. he fired at cops. cops persued, shot at suspect, who was pronouced dead at hospital.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 15, 2016 12:35 AM (ADIwO)

322 Ok, another day of futile rage is over for me.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 15, 2016 12:35 AM (xVgrA)

323 Short of heavy weaponry you need a device like this to be sure of stopping a truck. But note that it would only work if you can channel an attacker into a particular path where the device has been installed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVAlIZgE1OA

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:19 AM (pAlYe)


Looks like a good fixed defence. A few such, staggered, would allow slow-moving vehicles to enter/exit the protected area, but block those moving at excessive speed. And the armed guards could vet the operators of slow-moving rigs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:35 AM (GSdpU)

324 The Romans considered actors to be on the same social tier as prostitutes.
.......
The English had a similar opinion


Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:36 AM (++RAi)

325 The Romans considered actors to be on the same social tier as prostitutes.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 12:34 AM (6FqZa)


Once upon a time I considered a career in theatre arts. Then I realized that I really didn't like actors.

Years later I discovered that was not as much of a barrier as I had thought. Even actors don't like actors.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2016 12:36 AM (ry34m)

326 307 #301 I think that's a "leftists taking over media and schools"-related comment, rickl.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2016 12:28 AM (rxiN5)


That sailed right over my head. Good job.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:36 AM (sdi6R)

327 When Hostess shut down due to the unions a few years ago, I remarked to a cube neighbor that, "The parasites killed their Hostess." He laughed and posted my comment on Farcebook (which I had already abandoned at that point) and he, get this, received many negative responses to my statement.

Anywho, I'm as ready as I'll ever be for any potential rage occurring tomorrow. Be safe, Morons.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 15, 2016 12:36 AM (jV8Mq)

328 I've been trying not to comment on the news of the day in any serious way, because if I did...

There's an answer to these problems, but we dare not say them out loud.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:37 AM (kKHcp)

329 @311, yankeefifth

It is vertical! I've just looked at other images: When the Capitol Building was lit up for France, it was red at the top too, but all the images of the Eifel Tower lit up in tricolour show blue at top...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 15, 2016 12:38 AM (kP16F)

330 328 I've been trying not to comment on the news of the day in any serious way, because if I did...

There's an answer to these problems, but we dare not say them out loud.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:37 AM (kKHcp)


I'll give it a go: "Islam Delenda Est".

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

331 Looks like a good fixed defence. A few such, staggered, would allow slow-moving vehicles to enter/exit the protected area, but block those moving at excessive speed. And the armed guards could vet the operators of slow-moving rigs.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:35 AM (GSdpU)


There are similar devices with steel bollards loaded into tubes in the ground that shoot up when the guard hits a switch. So vehicles can pass through freely but if one comes barreling at the gate without stopping, the device get triggered.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:39 AM (pAlYe)

332 "nope we should show everything and replay the 9-11 tapes every year."

There are certain pieces of live footage I recall seeing on 9/11/01 that went directly down the memory hole starting on 9/12/01. Fifteen years later, it is as though none of those things ever even happened.

Our Betters figured we were better off not seeing that stuff again.

After all, if we did, we might start to question some of the stuff that Our Betters were sonorously decreeing to us at the time and ever since, starting with "Islam is a religion of peace".

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 12:39 AM (noWW6)

333 There's an answer to these problems, but we dare not say them out loud.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:37 AM (kKHcp)


Drink even more Val-U-Rite?

Posted by: The Val-U-Hat at July 15, 2016 12:39 AM (vBeA5)

334 >>>Oh & Hi ont!!
Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:15 AM (9plvG)

Damnit, woman! Where the hell have you been hiding?

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at July 15, 2016 12:40 AM (ZDMbl)

335 I just turned off Fox News. I have no idea why they shove this assclown Sheepherder Smith down our throats every time there is a terrorist attack. Sufficient public outrage can lead to the election of emboldened leaders who aren't going to be constrained by political correctness in doing everything they can to fight terrorists, but apparently this fuckhead can't seem to grasp that and thinks that apathy is the proper response. Fucking imbecile.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 15, 2016 12:41 AM (H6376)

336 Once upon a time I considered a career in theatre arts. Then I realized that I really didn't like actors.
------------

An ex-girlfriend invited me to a closing party. They were insufferable assholes. All of them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2016 12:42 AM (J3phO)

337 @330, rickl

When I'd read that the lorry-driving jihadi was Tunisian, I immediately thought, "Carthago delenda est" for some reason!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 15, 2016 12:42 AM (kP16F)

338 Obviously, the Romans didn't use enough salt.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 15, 2016 12:44 AM (kKHcp)

339 our betters totally fear an us verses islam situation.

it is all they work at, serious , think about it

It has only taken 15 years since 9/11 for people to say that sharia law is incompatible with western culture

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:44 AM (++RAi)

340 335 I just turned off Fox News. I have no idea why they shove this assclown Sheepherder Smith down our throats every time there is a terrorist attack. Sufficient public outrage can lead to the election of emboldened leaders who aren't going to be constrained by political correctness in doing everything they can to fight terrorists, but apparently this fuckhead can't seem to grasp that and thinks that apathy is the proper response. Fucking imbecile.

Exactly... He's on there telling Us this Guy had "fake" guns and He has an "expert" who says who knows why He did it He may be unemployed? WTF?

Posted by: donna at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (O2RFr)

341 There are similar devices with steel bollards loaded into tubes in the ground that shoot up when the guard hits a switch. So vehicles can pass through freely but if one comes barreling at the gate without stopping, the device get triggered.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 12:39 AM (pAlYe)


Bonus points if they are designed to look like giant dicks? So last thought to go through jihadi's mind is, "Oh, I'm fucked now!"


Problem is, it would be prohibitively expensive to install such devices in all places where people might gather.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (GSdpU)

342 I remember a while back when I first got that LR-308, I had this old battery box in the scrap iron heap. It was from some old earth moving equipment that someone had discarded out the woods near some job site. The bottom had rusted out, and they just threw it away.

The sides were still good, and some thick steel. It was somewhere between 1/8" and 1/4" eyeballing it. It was heavy. It still had yellow paint on it, and made a good long range target.

I put a scope on the thing and was sighting it in. I just used the lazy man's trick of short zeroing, taking advantage of the near zero equalling a long zero.

I then put the yellow battery box at the long range zero, then fine tuned it. Those .308s at 200 yds, or 250 or whatever it was I was going for would punch a clean hole through one side, then take a bigger hole out of the back, doing more bending on the back side.

So yep, thinking about that, it probably would punch a hole in a standard air tank first time, head on.

I remember I had FMJ and some soft point crap. I think both of them would punch threw fairly easily, soft point making a bigger ripping hole on the back or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (DW+jj)

343 "nope we should show everything and replay the 9-11 tapes every year."

There are certain pieces of live footage I recall seeing on 9/11/01 that went directly down the memory hole starting on 9/12/01. Fifteen years later, it is as though none of those things ever even happened.

Our Betters figured we were better off not seeing that stuff again.


The jumpers were kept out of public view, lest the populace get really ticked off at the monsters who attacked us. And then that ridiculous weirdness where all of the movies and tv stations decided not to show anything with the Twin Towers in it. That had to be the craziest thing I had ever heard of. And offensive, too.

After all, if we did, we might start to question some of the stuff that Our Betters were sonorously decreeing to us at the time and ever since, starting with "Islam is a religion of peace".

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 12:39 AM (noWW6)


Yep. And it was only after 9/11 that, all of sudden, women in burkhas started popping up all over our cities, muzzies started demanding that they be allowed to have drivers licenses with nothing but pictures of their burkhas on them, muzzies started demanding that they would not carry seeing-eye dogs in the taxis they drove, wouldn't work at checkout counters that had pork pass through ... And now we have more muslim immigration in the last few years than we have had in the entire history of our nation (and of the whole New World) ... importing these primitives as if they're going out of style or something.

It's all crazy. And Bush did us no favors with his bullshit. He did the bare minimum in fighting them. The absolute bare minimum.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (zc3Db)

344 Torquewench -

Yes. The people jumping.

The man and woman who jumped, holding hands.....

The video from the lobby downstairs, where there was a field hq set up before they had to evacuate. You hear these bangs on the audio and see the look on people's faces, and it takes a moment before you realize that you're hearing people's bodies hitting the roof.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (LchB3)

345 *Walks into the ONT, looking to catch a Happy Fun Ball Pokemon*

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (Ojki1)

346 Bonus points if they are designed to look like giant dicks? So last thought to go through jihadi's mind is, "Oh, I'm fucked now!"

Second to last thing to go through his mind. Last thing would be a giant dick.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 12:46 AM (6FqZa)

347 102 From over a Breitbart, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg would like to scold you about your "xenophobic awfulness, and ultra-nationalism and right-wingism". Be sure to reward them with your patronage/.
Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 14, 2016 11:43 PM (P5Ine)

--
They just moved my desire to see the new Trek movie from "indifferent" to "non-existent".

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 15, 2016 12:46 AM (rJUlF)

348 Once upon a time I considered a career in theatre arts. Then I realized that I really didn't like actors.
------------

An ex-girlfriend invited me to a closing party. They were insufferable assholes. All of them.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

----

I still work in theater. It's amazing what gets said in the dressing room when they think they're free to be as insanely left wing as they want without any mental or speech filters.

They want to kill Sarah Palin by "hate-fucking" her to death. They want to kill George Bush by shoving large objects up his ass. (The list of objects gets stranger every time.)

For them, sex is an act of contempt. It's no wonder they can't have relationships.

They are sick people.

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:46 AM (CDMqz)

349 339
our betters totally fear an us verses islam situation.



it is all they work at, serious , think about it



It has only taken 15 years since 9/11 for people to say that sharia law is incompatible with western culture

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:44 AM (++RAi)


They're not going to protect us because they'd rather surrender slowly, inch by inch, over decades or centuries than do anything that might jeopardize their lock on power.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:46 AM (J+mig)

350 334 DC, Howdy, I work super early!! So frikkin have to go to bed at 7:00, yep, it really sucks
335 Reggie, yep, he's a buffoon

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:47 AM (9plvG)

351 "Hitchcock said that actors should be treated like cattle."

Pumped full uff der zhteroids!

Posted by: Ahnuld der Schtuppenfuhrer at July 15, 2016 12:47 AM (noWW6)

352 335 I just turned off Fox News.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 15, 2016 12:41 AM (H6376)


I turned it off after the 2008 election. Haven't watched it since.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:48 AM (sdi6R)

353 I already called in not gonna be there tomorrow, Thank goodness I have a really cool boss!!

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:49 AM (9plvG)

354 It's all crazy. And Bush did us no favors with his bullshit. He did the bare minimum in fighting them. The absolute bare minimum.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

---

The left and (fake) right have the same disease: "We all want the same things."

No we don't. There is nothing in my thought process that is in a Muslim's thought process.

But the left thinks Muslims can live in Europe, and the (fake) right thinks Muslim countries want democracy.

It's absurd.

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:49 AM (CDMqz)

355 It has only taken 15 years since 9/11 for people to say that sharia law is incompatible with western culture

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:44 AM (++RAi)


When those fvckers tried to build their victory mosque by Ground Zero, with a company named "The Cordoba Project", that should have been the last straw. But, people are friggin stupid. Dangerously stupid.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:50 AM (zc3Db)

356
This idea of multiculturism where you can have other cultures come live with you but they will not assimilate beyond demanding benefits and their culture teaches that they should kill you, just doesnt work.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 12:50 AM (iQIUe)

357 It's all crazy. And Bush did us no favors with his bullshit. He did the bare minimum in fighting them. The absolute bare minimum.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM


Worse. "Islam is a religion of peace!"

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:51 AM (R1ejq)

358 Has anybody mentioned Shep Smith sucks balls. Why is he covering breaking news in the evening?

Posted by: fixerupper at July 15, 2016 12:51 AM (JmjOe)

359 This idea of multiculturism where you can have other cultures come live with you but they will not assimilate beyond demanding benefits and their culture teaches that they should kill you, just doesnt work.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

----

But... but... ETHNIC RESTAURANTS!!!

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:51 AM (CDMqz)

360 Worse. "Islam is a religion of peace!"

The peace of the grave.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 12:52 AM (T/cxb)

361 peace out!

Posted by: Jake at July 15, 2016 12:52 AM (++RAi)

362 Up Twinkies

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 15, 2016 12:52 AM (IqV8l)

363 I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:52 AM (DW+jj)

364 I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

----

It's RKae.

Damn! Tricked again!

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (CDMqz)

365
As someone else mentioned, what do these refugees do for europe? They have no job skills. They are on and will be on welfare while they continue to pop out kids and take wives from islamic countries and bring them in. How bad can their countries be if few brought their wives and children with them?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (iQIUe)

366 This idea of multiculturism where you can have other
cultures come live with you but they will not assimilate beyond
demanding benefits and their culture teaches that they should kill you,
just doesnt work.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 12:50 AM (iQIUe)


It's beyond stupid, and people need to realize that before it's too late. This isn't tolerance, it's a suicide pact.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (J+mig)

367 >>I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.


Happy Felcher

Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (+JEIj)

368 I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.

Don't know, but I'm sure ass is in there somewhere...

Posted by: donna at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (O2RFr)

369
I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.

Gaye Foxx

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (IqV8l)

370 I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:52 AM

The Golden Throated Warbler (in his mind of course)

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 12:55 AM (R1ejq)

371 >>This idea of multiculturism where you can have other
cultures come live with you but they will not assimilate beyond demanding benefits and their culture teaches that they should kill you, just doesnt work.



They are bringing in busloads of the fuckers into Monatana, next week.

Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 12:55 AM (+JEIj)

372 We have most certainly reached a point where forbearance is not only no longer a virtue, but a sign of madness.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:55 AM (J+mig)

373 I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.///

Glory Hole?

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 12:55 AM (mRvs9)

374 Sheps name is salt water taffy!

Posted by: lousagirl at July 15, 2016 12:56 AM (9plvG)

375 Dick Swallows

Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 12:56 AM (+JEIj)

376 The obsession with Palin's genitalia was something else. Ol' Andrew Sullivan, I believe it was, who became a Trig Truther, being totally 3-dollar bill, was absolutely obsessed with Sarah's cooter. He wrote about some dream of being in her "garden".

She turned them all on so bad, yet they hated her politics so much it caused some severe mental disturbances. So hot for her, yet so much hate. That does some crazy things to the mind.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 12:56 AM (DW+jj)

377 it's a suicide pact.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (J+mig)


Western Leftists prefer to think of it as their nihilistic wet dream.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:56 AM (zc3Db)

378 Heh, speaking of foxes, I came home from town this evening, and there was a little red fox with white stockings slinking along under the hedge in front of my place. The dog went after it, but of course didn't catch it.


Most of the red foxes I see here have black stockings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:57 AM (GSdpU)

379 I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.///

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Shep Smith.

duh

Posted by: fixerupper at July 15, 2016 12:57 AM (JmjOe)

380 Western Leftists prefer to think of it as their nihilistic wet dream.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:56 AM (zc3Db)


Nihilistic is a great way to describe them. They want to set it all on fire just to see it burn.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2016 12:57 AM (J+mig)

381 As someone else mentioned, what do these refugees do for europe? They have no job skills. They are on and will be on welfare while they continue to pop out kids and take wives from islamic countries and bring them in. How bad can their countries be if few brought their wives and children with them?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

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"They enrich our culture!" is the standard answer.

I ask, "How? They have no worthwhile music. They are forbidden modern music. They have no literature - except one book, and it sucks. They don't paint pictures of things. They don't have theater. Their only dancing is when they dress up little boys as girls."

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 12:57 AM (CDMqz)

382 As someone else mentioned, what do these refugees do for europe? They have no job skills. They are on and will be on welfare while they continue to pop out kids and take wives from islamic countries and bring them in. How bad can their countries be if few brought their wives and children with them?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 12:54 AM (iQIUe)


They serve to destroy the same Western Civilization that the elites have been wanting to destroy?

They don't care about what would really come after. It's all tunnel vision for them.

Posted by: Captain Sweden's Arch-Nemesis at July 15, 2016 12:58 AM (vBeA5)

383 332
Our Betters figured we were better off not seeing that stuff again.

After all, if we did, we might start to question some of the stuff that Our Betters were sonorously decreeing to us at the time and ever since, starting with "Islam is a religion of peace".
Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 12:39 AM (noWW6)


Our Betters were more worried that we might direct our "backlash" at them first, and send them to the gallows or the guillotine, before dealing with the muzzies.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 12:58 AM (sdi6R)

384 "As someone else mentioned, what do these refugees do for europe? They
have no job skills. They are on and will be on welfare while they
continue to pop out kids and take wives from islamic countries and bring
them in."

There was a photo floating around, earlier this year, of the queue for a welfare office in one of the Parisian arrondissements. It was a sea of black burquas. There was not a French citizen in ordinary clothing anywhere in sight.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 12:59 AM (noWW6)

385 Our Betters were more worried that we might direct our "backlash" at them first, and send them to the gallows or the guillotine, before dealing with the muzzies.

So they're just delaying the inevitable.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 01:00 AM (T/cxb)

386
They want to set it all on fire just to see it burn.

A bunch of Jokers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 15, 2016 01:00 AM (IqV8l)

387 It's all crazy. And Bush did us no favors with his bullshit. He did the bare minimum in fighting them. The absolute bare minimum.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (zc3Db)


I'm sorry but this is simply wrong. You may not agree with what Bush did but it was definitely not the 'bare minimum'.

Steven den Beste pretty much laid out the strategy the Bush administration would follow in this classic post from 2003: http://denbeste.nu/essays/strategic_overview.shtml

Pay close attention to section III.D which explains the larger strategy. And section IX which lists ways that this strategy could fail.

We have the luxury of looking back at everything 13 years later and knowing how things would turn out.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)

388 She turned them all on so bad, yet they hated her politics so much it caused some severe mental disturbances. So hot for her, yet so much hate. That does some crazy things to the mind.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius



Not sure she turned Andy Sullivan on much. Her husband maybe, but not her.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 01:02 AM (tZXKt)

389 Speaking of As the Foxes Turn, I read something that some of them are getting pissed at Megyn for not coming out in Ailes' defense. They say, considering the star he made out of her, she ought to go to bat for him a little herself, like some of the others have.

I think that place is high school.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 15, 2016 01:03 AM (DW+jj)

390 I ask, "How? They have no worthwhile music. They are forbidden modern
music. They have no literature - except one book, and it sucks. They
don't paint pictures of things. They don't have theater. Their only
dancing is when they dress up little boys as girls."///

Their skill doesn't have to be fancy. If they were good at tiling, brick laying, landscaping or anything useful it would be an improvement. Being good at being on the dole seems to be their niche thogh.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:03 AM (mRvs9)

391 Palin did *something* to Sullivan's psyche. Turned over something very warped.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 15, 2016 01:04 AM (6FqZa)

392 Libs import muzzies so they don't have to have any icky children.

Posted by: Lauren at July 15, 2016 01:04 AM (IHj/L)

393 Hey rhomboid you should get some $$$ together as some of the ponies in my stable might be leaving

Posted by: MAx at July 15, 2016 01:04 AM (0uuiT)

394 According to Bill Gertz at the Washington Times, the U.S. Army North sent out a notice warning military personnel to avoid the 37 cities on the [#BlackLivesMatter] "Days of Rage" protest list

http://preview.tinyurl.com/grn4thv

The only city in Nevada being targetes is the capital city of Carson City at the Capitol Building... which ignores the fact that the legislature has been out of regular session for over a year and won't reconviene until after the election...

Posted by: The Silver State Hat at July 15, 2016 01:05 AM (vBeA5)

395 Their skill doesn't have to be fancy. If they were good at tiling, brick laying, landscaping or anything useful it would be an improvement. Being good at being on the dole seems to be their niche thogh.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:03 AM (mRvs9)


Somebody was good at tiling and brick-laying, back in the day, in muzzie-land. Slaves, most likely.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:05 AM (GSdpU)

396 "Ol' Andrew Sullivan, I believe it was, who became a Trig Truther, being
totally 3-dollar bill, was absolutely obsessed with Sarah's cooter."

AIDS dementia plus transdermal testosterone plus cannabinoids.

Not a recipe for clear thinking.

"I have through DILIGENT INVESTIGATION finally DISCOVERED the terrible HIDDEN PLOT involving Sarah Palin's FAKE PREGNANCY. I belive this to be SOMEHOW CONNECTED with the BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS and also to RED LECTROIDS FROM PLANET TEN."

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 01:06 AM (noWW6)

397 Boy, this is depressing.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 01:07 AM (iQIUe)

398 Steven den Beste pretty much laid out the strategy the Bush administration would follow in this classic post from 2003: http://denbeste.nu/essays/strategic_overview.shtml
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That's an exercise in insanity. USS Clueless makes a great heading.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:08 AM (NUqwG)

399 We have the luxury of looking back at everything 13 years later and knowing how things would turn out.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)


I said all this about Bush's strategy back when it started. I supported the invasion of Iraq, but that was supposed to be just to wrest control of the oil fields from the savages and to provide a base to move on Iran, who were the most serious and largest threat. Bush went into Iraq correctly but then pussed out on the larger strategic plan that had to be carried out. He didn't take control of the oil fields and he didn't put a government in charge that could keep the place truly in line. He blew it in Afghanistan, too. Again, he barely won things there. Barely.

He left Iran untouched - even as iran had been actively fighting against us in iraq.. He left things barely being held together by rented arab mobs in iraq and afghani puppets - who weren't the right kinds of puppets or mobs. It was a total mess and it was all because Bush only did the absolute minimum.

This is not some view I have come to in hindsight. If you so demand I guess I could find comments I posted here, at the time, that detail all of these problems (and more) that I have written over the many years.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:08 AM (zc3Db)

400 I think i'm gonna play some Classic DAOC.

I'll ck back off and on.

Posted by: JarvisW at July 15, 2016 01:09 AM (R1ejq)

401 398 Steven den Beste pretty much laid out the strategy the Bush administration would follow in this classic post from 2003: http://denbeste.nu/essays/strategic_overview.shtml
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That's an exercise in insanity. USS Clueless makes a great heading.
Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:08 AM (NUqwG)


Um I'm going to ask you to show your work in this analysis.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:10 AM (pAlYe)

402 I said all this about Bush's strategy back when it started. I supported the invasion of Iraq, but that was supposed to be just to wrest control of the oil fields from the savages and to provide a base to move on Iran, who were the most serious and largest threat. Bush went into Iraq correctly but then pussed out on the larger strategic plan that had to be carried out. He didn't take control of the oil fields and he didn't put a government in charge that could keep the place truly in line. He blew it in Afghanistan, too. Again, he barely won things there. Barely.

And these two wars == 'bare minimum' how exactly?

Perhaps you mean not to TPOP's satisfaction?

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:12 AM (pAlYe)

403 Will they start setting up anti tank hedgehogs around all outdoor public gatherings now?

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:14 AM (mRvs9)

404 392 Libs import muzzies so they don't have to have any icky children.
Posted by: Lauren



The future belongs to those who show up. Europe is finding that out. Hell hath no fury than the Gods of the Copybook Headings scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 01:16 AM (tZXKt)

405 >> The only city in Nevada being targetes is the capital city of
>> Carson City at the Capitol Building... which ignores the fact
>> that the legislature has been out of regular session for over
>> a year and won't reconviene until after the election...

Yeah, but...the prospect of vandalism will likely have the cops out there, and the rentacar firms probably had to lay on extra high-end SUVs for all the national press flying in to Reno (having never been there before in their lives, even if their parents were married - or divorced - there).

Someone needs to check the bus-charter firms, if they're gonna lay on an event in Carson City the miscreants are coming from somewhere...Sacramento, Vegas, LA.

Posted by: JEM at July 15, 2016 01:16 AM (o+SC1)

406 Will they start setting up anti tank hedgehogs around all outdoor public gatherings now?

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:14 AM (mRvs9)


#HedgehogLivesMatter

Posted by: Hans your Hedgehog at July 15, 2016 01:16 AM (vBeA5)

407 403 Will they start setting up anti tank hedgehogs around all outdoor public gatherings now?
Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:14 AM (mRvs9)

Because of the thing in Baltimore?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:16 AM (3ZoRf)

408 Someone needs to check the bus-charter firms, if they're gonna lay on an event in Carson City the miscreants are coming from somewhere...Sacramento, Vegas, LA.

Posted by: JEM at July 15, 2016 01:16 AM (o+SC1)


Vegas would never allow that s**t.

"Don't piss off the casinos" is second only to "don't piss off a gurka" in order of who not to piss off...

As I've said before, and in complete honesty, my mayor can have your mayor's legs broken

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at July 15, 2016 01:19 AM (vBeA5)

409 Because of the thing in Baltimore?///

No the thing in France with the truck.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:19 AM (mRvs9)

410 Pay close attention to section III.D which explains the larger strategy. And section IX which lists ways that this strategy could fail.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)


I have no problems with much of his paper but this part of "the larger solution" to reform them is just retarded. Arab society cannot be reformed (not without first having beat the living shit out of them as we did to the Japanese and the Germans in WWII - things I have written about for DECADES) and only a real fool would think that arab society is open to any sort of reform.

Ataturk understood what you had to do with muslim societies if you wanted to give them any measure of individual liberty - and that doesn't even include the extra problem of having the base being arab-muslim rather than just muslim.

Bush tried to take the easy way out and do things on the cheap - politically. That was a big waste. I give Bush credit for sticking to his guns in his stupid way of finishing the Iraq War, even in the face of increasing attacks by enemies and allies, alike, but what he put into staying in Iraq got lost from pursuing the rest of the war with the arab/persian/muslim world and actually neutering the threats from that world (which all hinged on control of the gulf oil fields).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:19 AM (zc3Db)

411 409 Because of the thing in Baltimore?///

No the thing in France with the truck.
Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:19 AM (mRvs9)

Sorry. Obvious. My mind was locked onto the Baltimore thing because it was the last story I read and they used some sort of armored vehicle to evacuate one of the suspects.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:20 AM (3ZoRf)

412 And these two wars == 'bare minimum' how exactly?

Perhaps you mean not to TPOP's satisfaction?

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:12 AM (pAlYe)


Uh ... considering the size and breadth of the enemy, carrying out two half-assed actions in Afghanistan and Iraq were certainly the bare minimum. And they were half-assed. Our soldiers fought with two hands tied behind their backs and were never freed to carry out a real war - which is the only way to arrive at the end of such wars.

bush couldn't have done any less than Afghanistan and Iraq, so that makes it the bare minimum. But they were done incorrectly - on the political cheap, as it were ... bare minimum.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:22 AM (zc3Db)

413 Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:20 AM (3ZoRf)

Yeah I had jumped back aways to the barrier discussion as a random late thought.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:23 AM (mRvs9)

414 To be fair, any response to 9/11 that didn't result in a few years of hand-wringing about Strontium 90 in milk was bound to be less than optimal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:23 AM (GSdpU)

415 Saying "our betters" of the left and right "think" is a misnomer. Our betters, like pigs at the trough are being fed by K-Street and funded by rich Arabians and Iran's mullah's.
Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth; they are junkies for the fix.
And just like the junkie who needs his fix nothing else matters. Their countrymen do not matter, their country does not matter, it's just the next fix that's all that matters.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:24 AM (xx+WQ)

416 Steven den Beste would have been the Kissinger of bloggers had he kept up with it. And I mean that in the best possible way.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 15, 2016 01:25 AM (VdICR)

417 Um I'm going to ask you to show your work in this analysis.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:10 AM (pAlYe)
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I am not going to post a detailed critique. However, this quote alone should illustrate the general level of insanity involved:
"There is no way to predict whether any more significant military operations will be needed in this multi-decade war to bring about fundamental reform in the Arab/Muslim region. We will plan no new major military campaigns there in the immediate future (the next three years), but invasions of Iran or Syria or even Saudi Arabia are conceivable sometime in the next 20 years if their leaders refuse to cooperate in reforming, or if hostile and activist regimes take power."

It's a "desire" for a multi-decade war. That is insanity. There is no end but multiple additional invasions unless somehow a miracle occurs. Not merely support for local counter-terrorist operations or special operations but continued major wars.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:25 AM (NUqwG)

418 There is a car website I check out (less so now that mostly they seem to gush about electric and hybrid cars.)

They have a story about Pokemon Go being played at the Nurburgring. And how nothing is sacred.

Guys, people had to be told not to play Pokemon Go at the Holocost museum and at Auschwitz, for God's sake. I do not think a race track, no matter how storied, rates on the outrage scale.

Maybe on the stupid scale if they put the targets on the track itself, but that is also natural selection at work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:26 AM (3ZoRf)

419 >> And these two wars == 'bare minimum' how exactly?
>>
>> Perhaps you mean not to TPOP's satisfaction?

I'll say it again: Bush 43 got sold a bill of goods by Rumsfeld and the rest of the DoD, something his dad would not have bought into (and which, in fact, according to Woodward, he explicitly kicked back in Powell's lap as bullshit.)

Either you blow up everything in sight and you leave and accept the consequences, or you send in enough force to occupy the place.

GWB sent in enough force to blow the place up, then tried to occupy with that. Bad enough. Doubling down on bad, he had Army brass selling a 'force protection' (as in 'never mind military effectiveness, we won't take casualties') policy that eliminated any possibility of an effective occupation with the undersize force on hand.

There are wars of necessity and there are wars of convenience, and just how many successful wars of convenience has this country fought since we got Texas and the West in 1848? Spain/Cuba/Phillipines in 1898? Grenada? 1991 in Kuwait (which should have been the model for 2003, but Rumsfeld didn't have the boots any longer)? We've screwed up a bunch more.

Posted by: JEM at July 15, 2016 01:26 AM (o+SC1)

420 The future belongs to those who show up. Europe is finding that out. Hell hath no fury than the Gods of the Copybook Headings scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum

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That's what pisses me off about the whole "White man stole the Injuns land!" stuff.

There were only about 2 million natives on the North American continent when whitey arrived. That is NOT enough people to claim a continent this big.

But at least the Indians realized they were being invaded and fought back. More than I can say for current Western Civilization.

Posted by: RKae at July 15, 2016 01:27 AM (CDMqz)

421 Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth; they are junkies for the fix.

Will Gwyneth's head be in the box like in Se7en?

Posted by: Willy J. at July 15, 2016 01:28 AM (mRvs9)

422 There were only about 2 million natives on the North American continent when whitey arrived. That is NOT enough people to claim a continent this big.

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That's similar to what the Mexicans say today.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:28 AM (NUqwG)

423 I have no problems with much of his paper but this part of "the larger solution" to reform them is just retarded. Arab society cannot be reformed (not without first having beat the living shit out of them as we did to the Japanese and the Germans in WWII - things I have written about for DECADES) and only a real fool would think that arab society is open to any sort of reform.

Ataturk understood what you had to do with muslim societies if you wanted to give them any measure of individual liberty - and that doesn't even include the extra problem of having the base being arab-muslim rather than just muslim.

Bush tried to take the easy way out and do things on the cheap - politically. That was a big waste. I give Bush credit for sticking to his guns in his stupid way of finishing the Iraq War, even in the face of increasing attacks by enemies and allies, alike, but what he put into staying in Iraq got lost from pursuing the rest of the war with the arab/persian/muslim world and actually neutering the threats from that world (which all hinged on control of the gulf oil fields).
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:19 AM (zc3Db)


At the time it was not clear whether or not the problem Arab countries could be reformed in the short run and so it was a deliberate gamble to attempt this. Because if they can't be, the alternative strategies are much uglier and nastier - and riskier. And people are rather glib about them when they shouldn't be.

And again I ask: how does all this == 'bare minimum'?

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:29 AM (pAlYe)

424 >> There were only about 2 million natives on the North
>> American continent when whitey arrived. That is NOT
>> enough people to claim a continent this big.

And never mind the fact that most of them were fighting with each other anyway and any given tribe was often as not quite happy to do deals with the white man to stomp their redskin adversaries.

Posted by: JEM at July 15, 2016 01:31 AM (o+SC1)

425 deliberate gamble
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One could hope for a better strategy than that.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:31 AM (NUqwG)

426 I'm off to see Sandra Fluke at the corner of the Sak N Save parking lot over here...

Where the Fluke is she?

What the Fluke's going on around here?

Posted by: Randy Bromide at July 15, 2016 01:33 AM (N8io/)

427 AOP -

Yep. We missed a golden opportunity to revive Project Pluto.

http://jalopnik.com/the-flying-crowbar-the-insane-doomsday-weapon-america-1435286216

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 15, 2016 01:35 AM (CsMUi)

428 425 deliberate gamble
---------------------
One could hope for a better strategy than that.
Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:31 AM (NUqwG)

Bush believed in the fundamental goodness of people. I would argue that he ignored the history and culture of the place he was trying to introduce democracy to.

Still, I cannot fault him for making the attempt, as hindsight is always easier than in the moment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:36 AM (3ZoRf)

429 I agreed with Bush's strategy. I think it was worth a chance to bring Western notions of governance* to the Muslim world and hope that it would stimulate them to advance into the 21st century. It was worth a try.

(*But not "democracy". Doesn't everybody understand by now what the Founders knew, that democracy is not a stable form of government?)

The alternative was to nuke them back to the Stone Age, which wouldn't be a long trip in their case.

But Bush's strategy was doomed to failure, because no long-term strategy can work when the government changes hands every few years. The incoming administration repudiates the policy of its predecessor and implements its own policy. It doesn't matter which party does this. It is inherent in Western-style "democracy".

I have argued that this is the reason why there has been no meaningful progress in space since the 60s. It was a historical accident that one party controlled the government during the entire period of Project Apollo, and that it was a useful battle in the Cold War. Since then, the government's space policies have varied because the government changes hands every few years, and every new administration wants to start over from scratch.

The same phenomenon happens with long-term open-ended wars.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 01:36 AM (sdi6R)

430 It's a "desire" for a multi-decade war. That is insanity. There is no end but multiple additional invasions unless somehow a miracle occurs. Not merely support for local counter-terrorist operations or special operations but continued major wars.
Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:25 AM (NUqwG)


It's not desire so much as recognizing that it may necessary to keep 9/11 from being just one of a series of devastating attacks. Remember this was written in 2003 when people were still expecting a follow-on attack at any point

And yet here we are 13 years down the road and there are American troops involved in combat in Syria as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as continuing drone strikes in other countries. I don't see this changing anytime soon.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:37 AM (pAlYe)

431 Body count now stands at 84 dead, with 18 critically injured.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at July 15, 2016 01:37 AM (FohCt)

432 At the time it was not clear whether or not the problem Arab countries could be reformed in the short run and so it was a deliberate gamble to attempt this.

It was known to anyone who knew anything about arab culture.

Because if they can't be, the alternative strategies are much uglier and nastier - and riskier. And people are rather glib about them when they shouldn't be.

Glib? What do I care if the arabs make a threat of themselves to such an extent that someone finally figures out that they have to be taken out? I really don't give a shit what happens to them.

But, if you have ever followed what I have been saying for a long, long time ... that is not what is necessary. Control of the gulf oil fields is the key - and always has been. All the power - financial, political, military, ... all power - of the arab/persian/muslim world starts and stosp with control of the gulf oil fields. That is the key. Without those fields (that they stole from Western companies, BTW) the APM world is totally defanged and neutered. With control of those fields Americans would care about what arabs about as much as we care about hindus. There are close to a billion hindus, after all, but no one gives a shit.

And again I ask: how does all this == 'bare minimum'?

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:29 AM (pAlYe)


What do you want me to say. Bush could not have done any less than he did. You don't think so? Okay. But I am correct.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:37 AM (zc3Db)

433 i]bush couldn't have done any less than Afghanistan and Iraq, so that makes it the bare minimum. But they were done incorrectly - on the political cheap, as it were ... bare minimum.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:22 AM (zc3Db)



He had no political will.
Imperialism is the answer. Consider Iraq the physical center of the ME islam world, administer Iraq as we did Japan and let their oil pay the freight. From there take over one country at a time and establish a long term US administration/exit plan, again, with each subjugant paying.

If this had been done Iraq would be coming into it's second generation of people raised in a free nation, under the rule of law with jobs,medicine, and education. We would not have spent a dime but employed a lot of people and the world would be a better place.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:38 AM (xx+WQ)

434 and close the tags

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:38 AM (xx+WQ)

435 >> I wonder what Shep's gay porn name is.


Bananas Fister

Posted by: garrett at July 15, 2016 01:39 AM (+JEIj)

436 >> One could hope for a better strategy than that.

Wars of necessity are often, by definition, a gamble.

A war of convenience should NEVER be a gamble.

You should be prepared to expend immediate and overwhelming force and you must bring it to closure in two to three years. Otherwise - like I said, it's a war of convenience, if you aren't sure you can't win then you need to think about whether you should go at all.

If the issue at hand is serious enough then fifty thousand dead in one year in a thoroughly successful campaign is vastly preferable to five thousand dead per year in something that drags on inconclusively for a decade.

If the issue isn't serious enough to make that commitment then you better consider what you're doing in the first place.

Posted by: JEM at July 15, 2016 01:40 AM (o+SC1)

437 How long until Dems call for truck control?

Posted by: MrR34l1ty at July 15, 2016 01:41 AM (xZGuK)

438 What do you want me to say. Bush could not have done any less than he did. You don't think so? Okay. But I am correct.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 01:37 AM (zc3Db)


No. He could have chosen to not invade Afghanistan or Iraq. Or not do a whole host of other things that he did.

That would have been less.

Therefore what he did do was not the 'bare minimum' by definition. I don't see what is so difficult about acknowledging this.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:41 AM (pAlYe)

439 The same phenomenon happens with long-term open-ended wars.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2016 01:36 AM (sdi6R)

A good point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:43 AM (3ZoRf)

440 We simply haven't done enough to force a fundamental paradigm shift in the cultural ethos that supports and propagates this insanity. Its really that simple.

A tipping point will come, sadly enough. When it does, countless everyday people on both sides will pay the ultimate price.

What a fuckin world we live in.

Evenin Horde oh' Plenty....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 15, 2016 01:44 AM (LQE71)

441 How long until Dems call for truck control?
Posted by: MrR34l1ty at July 15, 2016 01:41 AM (xZGuK)
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Which reason will they use? Fuel or terror?

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:46 AM (NUqwG)

442 Imperialism is the answer. Consider Iraq the physical center of the ME islam world, administer Iraq as we did Japan and let their oil pay the freight. From there take over one country at a time and establish a long term US administration/exit plan, again, with each subjugant paying.

If this had been done Iraq would be coming into it's second generation of people raised in a free nation, under the rule of law with jobs,medicine, and education. We would not have spent a dime but employed a lot of people and the world would be a better place.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:38 AM (xx+WQ)


Agreed. A new colonial era. Invade, occupy, exploit the living shit out of them, but also endeavor to extirpate islam in all its forms, by any means necessary. Create an environment such that the natives of the colonies see an economic and social incentive to become Christian, or at least non-muslim, and with islam ruthlessly repressed, they also see a window of opportunity to get out without being murdered for it.


Set it up so, that only Christians, or Jews, or Hindus, whatever can be employed by the colonial government, or get into good schools, or good jobs, or good housing.


Anyone who tries to propagate islam gets whacked.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:47 AM (GSdpU)

443 Also, I think Bush looked at Turkey (pre Erdrogan) and the Kurds as examples of what the ME 'could' be.

Then Turkey threw off all that bothersome stuff and the Kurds still seem to just be an anomaly.

Plus there is a whole lot of tribal and cultural cues that I am afraid we just do not understand well enough to do a proper job of it from the outside(aside from the Lionheart solution.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:50 AM (3ZoRf)

444 For those of us who have been waiting for the Christian version of The Onion...the wait is over (but worth it):

http://babylonbee.com/

Posted by: SGT York at July 15, 2016 01:52 AM (ITvKk)

445 Anyone who tries to propagate islam gets whacked.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:47 AM (GSdpU)

Another problem is that Islam gets mixed up with the tribalism inherent in arab culture. I sometimes think that Islam is just a codified and written down form of THAT culture, that is then exported everywhere Islam is.

Christianity was different, it changed the peoples that adopted it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:53 AM (3ZoRf)

446 343

It's all crazy. And Bush did us no favors with his bullshit. He did the bare minimum in fighting them. The absolute bare minimum.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 12:45 AM (


Yet, that "bare minimum" is more than what the rest of the West combined has done.

Bush knew the politics of the ME much better than Obama. Bin Ladin in Pakistan? Can't launch an attack there because we would lose our only ground route in and out of Afghanistan. Obama? He needed a boost in 2012, so fuck the ground route.

Once Saddam had his neck stretched, it was kind of funny how quick the other dictators in the ME stopped sponsoring terrorism and started turning those terrorists over to us, namely Qadaffi.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper at July 15, 2016 01:53 AM (1JnAL)

447 75 Sec. Kerry is going to have to break out the big guns this time. Send the Capt. and Tennille to do Muskrat Love.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 14, 2016 11:38 PM (TnUKj

Toni and Darryl have... How shall we say this, ... Broken up.

Posted by: Muskrat Sam at July 15, 2016 01:54 AM (brIR5)

448 ...Anyone who tries to propagate islam gets whacked.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:47 AM (GSdpU)


I like it, only, instead of penalizing them from islam subvert them from islam with wicked western ways: movies, books, music, dancing, women as equals, no mutilation etc., promote those who adapt/change and apply the penalty to those who don't.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:54 AM (xx+WQ)

449 Christianity was different, it changed the peoples that adopted it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:53 AM (3ZoRf)

I meant to say it changed the peoples who adopted it for the better, in many different ways.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 01:55 AM (3ZoRf)

450 "Bush believed in the fundamental goodness of people."

It's been a long day, and I'm tired, so I won't dig up the original quote.

But one of Bush's aides later assessed him as being fundamentally, intrinsically incapable of seeing religion -- any religion -- as being a detrimental or retrograde force in human affairs. If it's religious, per Dubya, it's good. Doesn't matter what or which. It's good. A positive factor in human affairs. Full stop. End of discussion.

If self-professed adherents of a particular religion do terrible things? Why, then, they must simply have been misguided. It can't possibly have been a result of their religious faith.

One wonders what George W. would have made of Aztec human sacrifice.

So far as the occupation of Iraq goes, I was presented with the following _gedankenexperiment_: assume that the entire population of Salem, OR is made up of physically fit young men. Assume you have inducted this entire municipal population and trained them up into combat effectives.

You are now tasked to occupy, pacify and stabilize the state of California, now ungoverned and chaotic, with ugly internal divisons, with this force. How do you assess your odds of success on this mission?

Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 01:56 AM (noWW6)

451 I like it, only, instead of penalizing them from islam subvert them from islam with wicked western ways: movies, books, music, dancing, women as equals, no mutilation etc., promote those who adapt/change and apply the penalty to those who don't.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:54 AM (xx+WQ)


Yep. Carrots and sticks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:58 AM (GSdpU)

452 Long term strategy doesn't necessarily change with Administrations. I was in the Magic Kingdom in the late 90s working my ass off putting the infrastructure for the invasion of Iraq in place.

9/11 and the War in Astan only delayed the inevitable.

The Saudis flipped to remove Saddam from contain after in became clear Qusay was the successor. The near term value in buttressing Iran was not worth having the Saddam's clan having a second generation to claim legitimacy in the Arab world. The Saudis had no illusions about controlling Qusay, Uday - the elder son - was an idiot and could have been relied upon to fail.

The military' won in Iraq serveral times, the Ivy League braintrust at State lost over and over. Anyone remember their multi volume plan for Iraq?

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2016 01:59 AM (Doh4+)

453 One wonders what George W. would have made of Aztec human sacrifice.

So far as the occupation of Iraq goes, I was presented with the following _gedankenexperiment_: assume that the entire population of Salem, OR is made up of physically fit young men. Assume you have inducted this entire municipal population and trained them up into combat effectives.

You are now tasked to occupy, pacify and stabilize the state of California, now ungoverned and chaotic, with ugly internal divisons, with this force. How do you assess your odds of success on this mission?
Posted by: torquewrench at July 15, 2016 01:56 AM (noWW6)

Good points.

Also Moloch worship.

I think Bush was fooled by the supposed roots of Islam and all (Christians, Jews, Muslims) worshiping the same God. But how you practice matters.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:00 AM (3ZoRf)

454 An ex-girlfriend invited me to a closing party. They were insufferable assholes. All of them."

"You ever EAT with one?" - Mel Brooks

Posted by: navybrat at July 15, 2016 02:04 AM (w7KSn)

455 If we had supported an independent Baluchistan, we wouldn't have had to worry about kissing Paki ass. And, if it was greater Baluchistan, then the clowns in Tehran would have no say about the Straighs of Hormuz.

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2016 02:04 AM (Doh4+)

456 Not sure why we are at this late date debating GW's warbook.

That goat rodeo is far gone.

Even if we get our story straight, the US voters won't care.

Romney had a chance at re-framing it and he passed like a powderpuff QB.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 15, 2016 02:05 AM (p2X2f)

457 Two of the dead are a Texas boy and his father.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at July 15, 2016 02:05 AM (nvMvs)

458 Not sure why we are at this late date debating GW's warbook.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 15, 2016 02:05 AM (p2X2f)
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On to the Civil War then? /

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 02:07 AM (NUqwG)

459 448 ...Anyone who tries to propagate islam gets whacked.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:47 AM (GSdpU)

I like it, only, instead of penalizing them from islam subvert them from islam with wicked western ways: movies, books, music, dancing, women as equals, no mutilation etc., promote those who adapt/change and apply the penalty to those who don't.
Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 01:54 AM (xx+WQ)


Unfortunately we simply don't have the forces to occupy a country like Iraq at a local enough level to even attempt to enforce this. And there aren't enough non-Muslims to come anywhere close to filling all the necessary government positions.

Plus I can't think of any case where an occupying force was ever able to force a population to convert away from their current religion and stop practicing it without near genocidal levels of killing. The closest analogy might be the Spanish conquest but even then it took decades of missionary work and was helped along by a lot of native american deaths from various means. Not to mention that Islam has some features that make it a much harder nut to crack than the religions of central and south america at that time.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 02:08 AM (pAlYe)

460
You are now tasked to occupy, pacify and stabilize the state of California, now ungoverned and chaotic, with ugly internal divisons, with this force. How do you assess your odds of success on this mission?
Posted by: torquewrench

ADMs,

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2016 02:08 AM (Doh4+)

461 I think Bush was fooled by the supposed roots of Islam and all (Christians, Jews, Muslims) worshiping the same God. But how you practice matters.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:00 AM (3ZoRf)


Christianity bears a direct relation to Judaism - it started as a jewish sect - but islam bears no relationship to either Judaism or Christianity. None. mo just made up some fantasy that the arabs descended from Ishmael, but that was a laughable lie even at the time. mo just made that up to buy him and his new political ideology some quickie religious credentials so he stole from Judaism and Christianity and just inserted himself and the arabs in. Voila! It would be like some guy in India making up a new religion and claiming that his ancestor was George Washington's hidden half-brother ... and now claiming Washington DC as his religious capital. No one in their right mind would consider that nuttery related to America or Washington or give any credence to their claims on Washington DC. That's basically what mo did.

Judaism and Christianity are closely related. islam is not related in any way, shape, or form (outside of theft) to either of them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:09 AM (zc3Db)

462 Now 84 dead. And rising.

I predict Marine Le Pen will be the next president of France.

And Theresa May is now the Prime Minister of the UK.

And Angela Merkel is President of Germany for the foreseeable future.

Wouldn't it just be the bitterest/sweetest irony that when all the other major powers would have female leaders, when Hillary's destined moment had finally arrived -- that she loses?

I want Trump to win just for that to happen.

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:09 AM (jBuUi)

463 What happens when their cycles coincide.

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2016 02:11 AM (Doh4+)

464 What happens when their cycles coincide.

The next European war.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 02:14 AM (T/cxb)

465 Plus I can't think of any case where an occupying force was ever able to force a population to convert away from their current religion and stop practicing it without near genocidal levels of killing.


My analogy is Japan.
I don't think anything forced will have a long term affect.

As the other question, Why are we talking about it. We are going back one way or the other.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 02:15 AM (xx+WQ)

466 "Judaism and Christianity are closely related. islam is not related in any way, shape, or form (outside of theft) to either of them."

Well said. The rise of Islam is somewhat predicted in the Bible, starting with the story of Ishmael in Genesis. Would have to look it up.

Posted by: navybrat at July 15, 2016 02:16 AM (w7KSn)

467 Judaism and Christianity are closely related. islam is not related in any way, shape, or form (outside of theft) to either of them.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:09 AM (zc3Db)

I did not say they were. Hence "Supposed roots."

However, this is a common misconception. Does not make it right. Just something a lot of people believe, which lends it a legitimacy all it's own.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:16 AM (3ZoRf)

468 I predict Marine Le Pen will be the next president of France.

And Theresa May is now the Prime Minister of the UK.

And Angela Merkel is President of Germany for the foreseeable future.

Wouldn't it just be the bitterest/sweetest irony that when all the other major powers would have female leaders, when Hillary's destined moment had finally arrived -- that she loses?

I want Trump to win just for that to happen.
Posted by: zombie


France is too indelibly collectivist. Everything is centralized. The dissent is marginalized to an extent the US Left only dreams of.

May isn't any kind of Boudicca. She seems to be another officious hand-wringing dandy.

Turnip is a wrecking ball. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 15, 2016 02:16 AM (p2X2f)

469 75 Sec. Kerry is going to have to break out the big guns this time. Send the Capt. and Tennille to do Muskrat Love.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat


If I were president, I'd send in Gilbert O'Sullivan to do "Get Down."

I mean, if we're going use '70s singer-songwriter soft rock as our main diplomatic weapon, we might as well use the good stuff!

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:17 AM (jBuUi)

470 22
Hey, top fifty! Not bad for a daytime regular.



*looks around at approaching nightwalkers*



Hey, y'all!

Posted by: Anon a mouse..

/snicker...

I come traipsing in at 1:10 AM CST around comment 394ish and it's all good.
I can feel like I'm first, I can say I'm first ... but reality say's BS, because while I''ll be here till around 8:30 am. This post went up *YESTERDAY*, before I even got out of bed at 11:15PM.

Also, thanks to the Great Hamster Revolt of 2015 I can't post doodly squat from the house unless I turn off wifi on my phone and use the telco's data feed and I'm to damn lazy and usually busy with real life. So I casually read the content, brows the 1st 100 or so comments and then hop to the end and throw a post if I feel like it, which lately has been harder and harder for me to get motivated to do.

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at July 15, 2016 02:18 AM (4pjhs)

471 And for the really tough negotiations, I'd bring out the big guns: King Harvest doing Dancing in the Moonlight!

All opponents would surrender. Allies would kneel in fealty.

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:19 AM (jBuUi)

472 9/11 wasn't a sufficent catalyst for "total war".

It was a Mind Bogglin Event to be sure....but a city wasn't a crater and 2,000plus dead is MUCH easier to rationalize than 1.5million.

The 21st Century US Culture is inherently different than WW2 timeframe.

Until, which will sadly probably happen, a 6 digit plus body count event takes place, the Powers That Be DO NOT Have the Mandate to eradicate the Problem.

Half measures and bullshit will be the norm.

Even then, depending on the severity of the event, 21st century culture will likely foil mission success.

Frankly, given the interconnected nature of Modern Society, a Problem of this magnitude is unprecendented

You cannot just target a regional "bad actor", i.e. Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan like in WW2. Force them into submission an reformation via force.

This Problem is an idea. (An insane one, but it has a twisted appeal to human nature, proven by its longevity)

To force a fundamental change in worldwide culture....
Well that requires an irresistable/unarguable example/reminder/lesson that leaves only one path for survival.

Until a sufficent catalyst spurs such action.... and human nature shows, even today, that people are More Than Capable Of It, this sorta insane shit will happen again, an again, an again...etc.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 15, 2016 02:20 AM (LQE71)

473 I mean, if we're going use '70s singer-songwriter soft rock as our main diplomatic weapon, we might as well use the good stuff!
Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:17 AM (jBuUi)

Are you suggesting we deploy.... ABBA?!?! My God, is the situation that serious?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:20 AM (3ZoRf)

474 And for the really tough negotiations, I'd bring out the big guns: King Harvest doing Dancing in the Moonlight!
All opponents would surrender. Allies would kneel in fealty.


Nuclear weapons would be more kind.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 02:22 AM (T/cxb)

475 I mean, if we're going use '70s singer-songwriter soft rock as our main diplomatic weapon, we might as well use the good stuff!
Posted by: zombie

Are you suggesting we deploy.... ABBA?!?! My God, is the situation that serious?
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Zombie wrote "good stuff."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 15, 2016 02:23 AM (p2X2f)

476 467th Yeah Baby!

Posted by: firefirefire at July 15, 2016 02:23 AM (of67s)

477 Kid Creole and the Coconuts

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 02:23 AM (xx+WQ)

478 I meant 476th

Posted by: firefirefire at July 15, 2016 02:23 AM (of67s)

479 Until a sufficent catalyst spurs such action.... and human nature shows, even today, that people are More Than Capable Of It, this sorta insane shit will happen again, an again, an again...etc.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 15, 2016 02:20 AM (LQE71)

The cultural resistance and reaction was interesting (and sickening) to see in real time. Instead of plastering the videos from 9/11 on TV and posters, we hid them. The images of Arabs celebrating on that day should have been a reminder, but those were hidden away too.

You are right though. Until people get a stark and gut level reality check, they will stay asleep because it is not an existential threat. Easier to believe the lies that they are all good people and we must have done something to bring it on ourselves.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:24 AM (3ZoRf)

480 I meant 476th

Scotopic sensitivity?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 02:26 AM (T/cxb)

481 Well said. The rise of Islam is somewhat predicted in the Bible, starting with the story of Ishmael in Genesis. Would have to look it up.

Posted by: navybrat at July 15, 2016 02:16 AM (w7KSn)


That's why a lot fo Jews and Christians accept the idea that arabs decended from Ishmael, since the angel says to hagar:

11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her: 'Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Ishmael, because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he shall be a wild ass of a man: his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the face of all his brethren.'


So ... it sounds like the arabs and people generally accepted the whole fantasy. But mo was still just making stuff up out of whole cloth.

BTW, mo claimed that ishamel was the one Abraham went to sacrifice, not Isaac. Not only did mo steal from the Old and New Testaments, but he changed the stories and then called Jews and Christians liars because the originals were different from mo's plagiarized versions. Very typically arab.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:26 AM (zc3Db)

482 Are you suggesting we deploy.... ABBA?!?! My God, is the situation that serious?
Posted by: Aetius451AD


No, they don't qualify. Wrong genre -- more of a disco/bubblegum vibe. Apparently only soft rock by male singer-songwriters are granted security clearance to negotiate on behalf of the US.

We're talking James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Seals & Crofts, the Carpenters, Gilbert O'Sullivan, John Denver, Hall & Oates, B.J. THomas, Paul Williams -- you know the type.

Most of the genre was insufferable crap, but there are a few gems -- James Taylor's "Carolina on My Mind," the aforementioned King Harvest and Gilbert O'Sullivan, the Carpenters' "I Can't Stop Lovin' You," and a few others.

It's a very specific genre -- no hard rock, fast songs, disco, new wave, synthesizers, bubblegum pop or edgy music of any kind allowed.

Besides, ABBA are Swedish citizens, so they're enemy agents to begin with!

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:29 AM (jBuUi)

483 Does that special cacti grow in the ME desert?

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 15, 2016 02:31 AM (xx+WQ)

484 Oh ... and then later G-d says that he will make of Ishmael a great nation - to finish that stuff up. But Ishamel shuffles off to Egypt (IIRC) and basically disappears, at that point.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:31 AM (zc3Db)

485 Zombie's right.

Filthy scandis.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 15, 2016 02:31 AM (CsMUi)

486 477 Kid Creole and the Coconuts


Speaking of them, they were in the movie "Against All Odds" that was on several times this past week (on some odd ball network that I don't remember). The movie was still mediocre in spite of having some pretty decent actors in it. I hadn't seen it in years. Yes, I liked the theme song by Phil Collins. I apologize for nothing!

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 02:31 AM (tZXKt)

487 Speaking of them, they were in the movie "Against All Odds"

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 02:31 AM (tZXKt)


And their hairy armpits, if memory serves me correctly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:33 AM (zc3Db)

488 487: Heh! I didn't notice. That song KC&TC sang is catchy . Annoyingly so.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 02:35 AM (tZXKt)

489 Forget about waterboarding: Lock a jihadist in a room and play Gary Wright doing "Dream Weaver" at a moderate volume, over and over and over.

He'd crack within 45 minutes.

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:35 AM (jBuUi)

490 Every year my parents took the kids on trips during summer vacation to my grandparents. We would drive straight through to El Paso (from Indiana.)

We listened to a lot of different music, but none of the stuff I would ever describe as popular(no rock whatsoever.) Selections from the family trips included:

Kingston Trio
Peter Paul and Mary
ABBA
John Denver
Marty Robbins
Mamas and the Papas
Jan and Dean (never Beach Boys though)

There are more, but I cannot remember all of them now. I could probably still (25 years later sing along with any of those songs.)


Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:36 AM (3ZoRf)

491 Howdy, howdy!!! Just got home from a Peter Gabriel and Sting concert. Anyone still awake?

Posted by: US Congress at July 15, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

492 Forget about waterboarding: Lock a jihadist in a room and play Gary Wright doing "Dream Weaver" at a moderate volume, over and over and over.

He'd crack within 45 minutes.
Posted by: zombie


The first 25 seconds of that song is the 'tension' music for every 80's thriller/horror movie.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 15, 2016 02:39 AM (p2X2f)

493 Howdy, howdy!!! Just got home from a Peter Gabriel and Sting concert. Anyone still awake?

Nope.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 02:39 AM (T/cxb)

494 Agreed. A new colonial era. Invade, occupy, exploit the living shit out of them, but also endeavor to extirpate islam in all its forms, by any means necessary. Create an environment such that the natives of the colonies see an economic and social incentive to become Christian, or at least non-muslim, and with islam ruthlessly repressed, they also see a window of opportunity to get out without being murdered for it.

Set it up so, that only Christians, or Jews, or Hindus, whatever can be employed by the colonial government, or get into good schools, or good jobs, or good housing.

Anyone who tries to propagate islam gets whacked.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 01:47 AM (GSdpU)


No wonder the Left whines about the evils of "neo-colonialism"... but not when it involve ChiCom turning African countries into puppets.

Posted by: The Neo-Colonial Hat at July 15, 2016 02:41 AM (vBeA5)

495 Heh! I didn't notice.

I was traumatized by it

That song KC&TC sang is catchy . Annoyingly so.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 02:35 AM (tZXKt)


It was cute. I think it got radio play for a while after. Either that song or some other Kid Creole song. I remember they had some popular song for a little bit.

I liked that movie ... for what it was. Rachel Ward was just hot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:42 AM (zc3Db)

496 I did not say they were. Hence "Supposed roots."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:16 AM (3ZoRf)


Yes. I was just elaborating for others. I should have included that part and been more specific. Sorry.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 15, 2016 02:44 AM (zc3Db)

497 the Carpenters' "I Can't Stop Lovin' You,"
Posted by: zombie


Ooops -- don't bother looking for that song. Typo -- its actual title is "I Kept On Lovin' You."

As little known as it is to most people, some consider it the song that launched the entire "soft rock" genre. So, it's historically important -- and pretty catchy too, for soft rock.

Featuring Karen Carpenter -- on drums only! One of the few songs by the Carpenters in which Richard does all the singing.

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:44 AM (jBuUi)

498 495: I liked watching Jeff Bridges and James Woods go back and forth. Solid actors, both of them. Against All Odds wasn't terrible. Just meh. And for whatever reason, I was never a Rachel Ward fan.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 02:46 AM (tZXKt)

499 491
Howdy, howdy!!! Just got home from a Peter Gabriel and Sting concert. Anyone still awake?


Posted by: US Congress at July 15, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)


I hate it when it does that. Then, again, I hadn't had a beer yet, so I have that excuse....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

500 You all have a good night.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:53 AM (3ZoRf)

501 The world's most boring musical genre, '80s movie nostalgia, and "Deconstructing Islam, Chapter #27,483" succeeding in killing the thread, as expected.

Posted by: zombie at July 15, 2016 02:55 AM (jBuUi)

502 The world's most boring musical genre, '80s movie nostalgia, and "Deconstructing Islam, Chapter #27,483" succeeding in killing the thread, as expected.

You threatened to pull out "Dancing in the Moonlight". What did you think would happen?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 02:56 AM (T/cxb)

503 All this Rachel Ward talk made go look to see if there was a good torrent for 'Night School.' No seeds, alas.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 02:59 AM (IdCqF)

504 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NUkhMq_iRo

Just throwing this out here. Absolutely no need to clock on it. If you do, you have only yourself to blame should you or your computer melt dow.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled doldrums.

This has been an activation of the Emergency Thread Killer System.......

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:01 AM (WVsWD)

505 So.....

Where''s the demand to "Ban all Trucks"?

In the 21st Century, tech Definitely exists to ensure that this Never Happens Again, right?

Its a callous statement, I know.

But why isn't the tool to blame here? Surely its a vehicle of mass destruction and completely unfit for civilian use.

Sorry for any offense Horde.... just couldn't call it a night without sayin it.

Y'all have a good one. Take care.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 15, 2016 03:04 AM (LQE71)

506 504: Back when there was still a Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, VA, I saw the 2 female leads of SVB singing the National Anthem there. They sounded good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 03:07 AM (tZXKt)

507 hey 'rons and 'ettes.

I come to you deeply in grief. Tonight, my Dad had a heart attack. Things aren't looking great. They are looking better than they were 5 hours ago.

It was a knock at the door you never expect to get. And, then you get it, and it turns your world on its head. You don't know what to do with the dog. You leave the TV on, you leave the lights on, you just park in the middle of the road, whether it is a parking spot or not.

I am currently at home, getting clothes for my mom, medicine, her glasses, and all the important things. They successfully put a stint in. They said it will be 24 hours (Probably about 22 now) before they can give us a prognosis. His heart is functioning, but now they are worried about the other organs...brain activity, things like that.

Any spare prayers or thoughts you can give would be appreciated. My mom is tough, but she will hit a wall I'm sure.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 15, 2016 03:08 AM (F5hTl)

508 Any spare prayers or thoughts you can give would be appreciated.

Done.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 03:09 AM (T/cxb)

509
Did anyone catch the headline "Marty Feldman's Wife Banned" at the bottom of the faux Mirror front page from "A Clockwork Orange"? What's up with that?

I had not recalled that Malcolm MacDowell's character Alex had the last name "Burgess", which was the last name of author Anthony Burgess, who wrote the book on which the movie was based. IIRC, he was not a fan of the movie.

Adrienne Corri, who passed away earlier this year, played the woman who was raped by Alex and his droogs. The singing of the song, "Singin' in the Rain" during that act was an improvisation, IIRC. Corri also played Lara's (i. e. Julie Christie's) mother who attempted suicide in "Doctor Zhivago".

Jeez, I'm horning in on MPPPP's turf here. Appy-poly-loggies.

Is there a producer and director out there brave enough to remake "A Clockwork Orange", brought up to date with Alex and his droogs being Muslim and showing European governments' obsequiousness toward them? I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:10 AM (BK3ZS)

510 Posted by: TickledPink at July 15, 2016 03:08 AM (F5hTl)

Been there.

Thoughts & Prayers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 15, 2016 03:11 AM (vBeA5)

511
Any spare prayers or thoughts you can give would be appreciated. My mom is tough, but she will hit a wall I'm sure.


Prayers for you and yours.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:13 AM (BK3ZS)

512 Is there a producer and director out there brave enough to remake "A Clockwork Orange", brought up to date with Alex and his droogs being Muslim and showing European governments' obsequiousness toward them? I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:10 AM (BK3ZS)


Remember that scene wher Alex gets two chicks to follow come back to his place and have a marathon sex experience?

In the novel, both girls were 10 years old and drugged/raped by Alex.

A bit too realistice now-a-days, perhaps?

Posted by: The Clockwork Hat at July 15, 2016 03:14 AM (vBeA5)

513 Just finished upgrading this old piece of junk to Mint18, and now I'm off to get some sleep.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 15, 2016 03:18 AM (T/cxb)

514 We need to ban jihadis. Would that be ok? If so, how do we do it, lefties?

TickledPink, prayers and thoughts to you 3. You will find the strength they need you to have because you love them. And you have the horde when you need it.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 15, 2016 03:18 AM (GzDYP)

515 And now I am on Google making myself sick with anxiety.

It sounds like it may have been cardiac arrest and not a heart attack which is even worse for the prognosis.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 15, 2016 03:18 AM (F5hTl)

516 Any spare prayers or thoughts you can give would be appreciated. My mom is tough, but she will hit a wall I'm sure.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 15, 2016 03:08 AM (F5hTl)


Thoughts and prayers indeed....and some advice. The hospital will look after hospitalized people -- make sure you look after the other ones to make sure they aren't also hospitalized. When I arrived at the Parkersburg, WV, ICU where my grandfather was, I was there less than an hour before my grandmother called the staff to say she was running late.....because she was in the ER downstairs, being treated for dehydration.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 03:20 AM (EzgxV)

517 Hey everybody.

John wins car by working

Call me crazy, I think that's one more clue Stanley was definitely something of a libertarian...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2016 03:21 AM (q7T0y)

518
In the novel, both girls were 10 years old and drugged/raped by Alex.


The book did an even better job of conveying Alex's amorality than the movie. His delight in, and indifference to, having hurt these two girls was particularly disgusting.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:21 AM (BK3ZS)

519 Is there a producer and director out there brave enough to remake "A Clockwork Orange", brought up to date with Alex and his droogs being Muslim and showing European governments' obsequiousness toward them? I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:10 AM (BK3ZS)


They will, because it's one heck of a recruitment video!!1!

Posted by: The Islamic State at July 15, 2016 03:21 AM (vBeA5)

520 Posted by: TickledPink at July 15, 2016 03:08 AM (F5hTl)

Prayers for you and your mom and dad.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 15, 2016 03:22 AM (TuUK9)

521 In the novel, both girls were 10 years old and drugged/raped by Alex.

The book did an even better job of conveying Alex's amorality than the movie. His delight in, and indifference to, having hurt these two girls was particularly disgusting.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:21 AM (BK3ZS)


Eh?

*fap *fap *fap *fap

Posted by: Mohammad at July 15, 2016 03:23 AM (vBeA5)

522 TickledPink at July 15, 2016 03:08 AM (F5hTl)

May you, your mom, and your family be blessed with Health & Healing.

May her doctors be blessed with Wisdom & Foresight.

May her caregivers be blessed with Kindness & Compassion.

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at July 15, 2016 03:24 AM (AoK0a)

523 So I'd join the AOSHQ Yahoo group if I could figure out how.

'Morning, horde.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:24 AM (FiNj9)

524 Anthony Burgess was a fantastic writer.

Wish he was still around.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2016 03:25 AM (q7T0y)

525 TickledPink you and your parents have all the healing thoughts I can send.

It will be okay.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:27 AM (FiNj9)

526 #509

See #73


Marty Feldman was a pretty big comedy writer and performer in the UK then but I don't recall anything notable about his wife Lauretta. Probably in in-joke that would be meaningless outside a small group in the UK entertainment industry of the day.

Feldman in probably the earliest filmed version of the 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch, from 'At Last, the 1948 Show.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwJQQyF0yy0

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 03:27 AM (IdCqF)

527
Excellent selection of ONT items, Maet! My only wish is that I had stayed awake longer to have been able to participate in this thread.

And now, back to troubled sleep...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2016 03:29 AM (BK3ZS)

528 Hay, Tim. Listening to the SVB. I'm not too sure about the music but the message is certainly nice.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:32 AM (FiNj9)

529
211
Would you be better off shooting at the tires (better yet, the tires on
one side of the truck) or is that more of an 'only in the movies' sort
of thing?



Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 14, 2016 11:56 PM (3Liv/)





On a big rig with air brakes, shoot out the air tank, if you can
identify it. Total loss of air pressure means the brakes will lock up,
and there's nothing the driver can do (from behind the wheel) to prevent
it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2016 12:06 AM (GSdpU)


Okey-dokey.....anyone have an identification guide, or am I gonna have to ask around?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 03:32 AM (EzgxV)

530
523
So I'd join the AOSHQ Yahoo group if I could figure out how.

'Morning, horde.


Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:24 AM (FiNj9)


Send an email to Maet. I think you need an invite.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 03:34 AM (EzgxV)

531 Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at July 15, 2016 03:24 AM (AoK0a)

apologies. Your father's doctors & caregivers. Strength and calm for your mother.

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Technology Critic ... at July 15, 2016 03:35 AM (AoK0a)

532 Thanks, cooth. I'll do that.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:36 AM (FiNj9)

533 Aw Jeez. Go away for a bit and bad news. Any prayers I can give you have TickledPink.

That was my lame attempt at thread killing Creeper and just for the record, I like Abba. Their music is fun.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:37 AM (WVsWD)

534 Ummm...as soon as I can find an addy for Maet.

Should probably not be trying to do this at zero dark thirty.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:38 AM (FiNj9)

535 Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:38 AM (FiNj9)

Maetenloch at the gmail thingy.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:39 AM (WVsWD)

536 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwJQQyF0yy0"



Heh. That's a nice video. Feldman had a way and a physical impairment that the he understood. He capitalized.



"Werewolf?"


There wolf, and there wolf.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 15, 2016 03:40 AM (8ic2k)

537 529 cthulhu

The air tanks are the cylindrical tanks on either side down low.

There are two you need to hit. They are mostly independent, so losing one does not lock the brakes.

Normal air pressure is around 100 psi. That air pressure overcomes some large springs that want to slam the brake pads together. At around 60 psi, or at least 30 psi, the spring forces overcome the air pressure. The brakes come together, and the vehicle stops. It's not like a lock the brakes and skid, but it happens fast.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2016 03:40 AM (hyuyC)

538 I like ABBA too, Tim. Those people made great music.

Stumbled across this the other day. WARNING: It's country. But the connection here between Black and McBride is palpable. I wanted to crawl into the screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX0IzWBWW9E

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:41 AM (FiNj9)

539 Aha! Saw that addy relay, Tim. Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:42 AM (FiNj9)

540 In the novel, both girls were 10 years old and drugged/raped by Alex.

A bit too realistice now-a-days, perhaps?
Posted by: The Clockwork Hat



What was the name of that town in the UK that pretty much allowed this to happen for decades and did nothing to stop is? BBC allowed Saville to do this too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 03:42 AM (tZXKt)

541 Oxford, Puddleglum. Among others.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:47 AM (FiNj9)

542 Rotheram was the big one.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:49 AM (WVsWD)

543 What was the name of that town in the UK that pretty much allowed this to happen for decades and did nothing to stop is?

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 15, 2016 03:42 AM (tZXKt)


Rotherham.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hb3sjod

Posted by: The Council Hat at July 15, 2016 03:49 AM (vBeA5)

544 h

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:50 AM (WVsWD)

545 There's my missing h in Rotherham.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:51 AM (WVsWD)

546 There's my missing h in Rotherham.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:51 AM (WVsWD)


Not that it'll matter after we've switched to arabic script...

Posted by: Sultan Charles III, under the consultation of the Imam of Londenistan at July 15, 2016 03:53 AM (vBeA5)

547 Yup. Rotherham was the worst.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 03:55 AM (FiNj9)

548 417
Um I'm going to ask you to show your work in this analysis.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 15, 2016 01:10 AM (pAlYe)

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

I am not going to post a detailed critique. However, this quote alone should illustrate the general level of insanity involved:

"There is no way to predict whether any more significant military
operations will be needed in this multi-decade war to bring about
fundamental reform in the Arab/Muslim region. We will plan no new major
military campaigns there in the immediate future (the next three years),
but invasions of Iran or Syria or even Saudi Arabia are conceivable
sometime in the next 20 years if their leaders refuse to cooperate in
reforming, or if hostile and activist regimes take power."



It's a "desire" for a multi-decade war. That is insanity. There is
no end but multiple additional invasions unless somehow a miracle
occurs. Not merely support for local counter-terrorist operations or
special operations but continued major wars.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2016 01:25 AM (NUqwG)


I, myself, would rather a multi-decade war over a multi-decade surrender.....although I'd prefer a 24-hour extermination over either.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 03:56 AM (EzgxV)

549 "Yup. Rotherham was the worst."

I do believe that a few ex plods are still awaiting trial. There should have been more but the extent of the cover up may never be fully known.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 03:58 AM (WVsWD)

550 I, myself, would rather a multi-decade war over a multi-decade surrender.....although I'd prefer a 24-hour extermination over either.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 03:56 AM (EzgxV)


History has demonstrated that the later is far, far easier thanthe former...

Posted by: The Historical Hat at July 15, 2016 03:59 AM (vBeA5)

551 "although I'd prefer a 24-hour extermination over either."

On your own with that one. I will not have any type of genocide on my hands. You can destroy the mosques, kill all the imams, mullahs, and ayatollahs you want, make any public display of islam punishable by death but mass murder is all on you.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:04 AM (WVsWD)

552 490
Every year my parents took the kids on trips during summer vacation to
my grandparents. We would drive straight through to El Paso (from
Indiana.)



We listened to a lot of different music, but none of the stuff I
would ever describe as popular(no rock whatsoever.) Selections from the
family trips included:



Kingston Trio

Peter Paul and Mary

ABBA

John Denver

Marty Robbins

Mamas and the Papas

Jan and Dean (never Beach Boys though)



There are more, but I cannot remember all of them now. I could
probably still (25 years later sing along with any of those songs.)







Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 15, 2016 02:36 AM (3ZoRf)


Not "The New Christy Minstrels"?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:05 AM (EzgxV)

553 @387

Yeah, no. Bush failed, utterly failed, at the only two tasks that mattered. He failed to close the borders and he failed to name the enemy.

Bush made a bad situation worse by accelerating the importation of unassimilatable foreigners and by giving the noxious doctrine of Islam cover as "the religion of peace."

He further did his level best to drown us with Latin American immigration so that his family and others could establish feudal control over the American people - turning us into peasants in their new world order.

The Bush family are traitors. If America survives, they will be remembered that way in the history books.

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee at July 15, 2016 04:05 AM (d6d5H)

554 Where do I sign up for that 24-hour thingy? I can BMOG.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:06 AM (FiNj9)

555 History has demonstrated that the later is far, far easier thanthe former...

But think of all the gist for mill for some future Game of Teleporting Thrones author ...

Posted by: Adriane the Literary Critic ... at July 15, 2016 04:06 AM (AoK0a)

556 It's not just ISIS there Donald, the problem is a bit much bigger.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 04:07 AM (bksJQ)

557 "Marty Robbins" Oh, yeah. When I finally got to El Paso, it looked just like Marty said it would.

Oh, and Johnny Rivers.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:08 AM (FiNj9)

558 551
"although I'd prefer a 24-hour extermination over either."



On your own with that one. I will not have any type of genocide on
my hands. You can destroy the mosques, kill all the imams, mullahs, and
ayatollahs you want, make any public display of islam punishable by
death but mass murder is all on you.







Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:04 AM (WVsWD)


I'm taking this as satire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

559 Tim, I don't think we have much choice. The law of the jungle applies here.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:11 AM (FiNj9)

560 I'm taking this as satire.

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

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)


LOL

Posted by: History at July 15, 2016 04:12 AM (vBeA5)

561 Tim, I don't think we have much choice. The law of the jungle applies here.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:11 AM (FiNj9)


Word.

Posted by: Shere Khan at July 15, 2016 04:15 AM (vBeA5)

562 My Dad was a country kind of fan so
Kingston Trio
Johnny Cash
Marty Robbins

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 04:15 AM (bksJQ)

563 When someone writes a book about killing you and all those like you, believe them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Literary Critic ... at July 15, 2016 04:17 AM (AoK0a)

564 559
Tim, I don't think we have much choice. The law of the jungle applies here.


Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:11 AM (FiNj9)


We keep getting ninnies saying that our only choice is genocide....but we don't need to extinguish all Arabs (an ethnic group); we don't need to extinguish all Muslims (a religion); we don't need to extinguish all Semites (a race); or Iranians (a nation). But we need to do a housecleaning in the spirit of The Godfather to "settle family business" that doesn't stop when someone says, "it's genocide" when it's not.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:18 AM (EzgxV)

565 Tim, I don't think we have much choice. The law of the jungle applies here.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:11 AM (FiNj9)

Choice? You always have a choice.

One choice is to take out the imams and such. Once they and the mosques are gone it is all the easier to direct the mass of people in another direction.

That is the hard way. It will take some effort. It is a better way than genocide.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:20 AM (WVsWD)

566 Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:18 AM (EzgxV)

Pulled-punches wars, cooth. Been fighting 'em since Korea.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:21 AM (FiNj9)

567 But we need to do a housecleaning in the spirit of The Godfather to "settle family business" that doesn't stop when someone says, "it's genocide" when it's not.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:18 AM (EzgxV)


Word.

Posted by: Horse Heads Я Us at July 15, 2016 04:21 AM (vBeA5)

568 Tim, you take out an imam and another one surfaces. They're like cockroaches.

I don't advocate exterminating all Muslims...just enough to throw the fear of god into the remaining ones.

Clearly, they are hell-bent on killing us. There will be genocide, one way or the other. Take your pick.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:24 AM (FiNj9)

569 I was trying to explain earlier today to my mother why this conflict was unlike anything in our history, despite it having a long history. Reaching the stage of civilization where mass extermination of an enemy is abhorrent puts you at a severe disadvantage against a foe who is both nihilist and entirely alright unlimited casualties on both sides. They even have a rationale that makes it alright with their god if some of their own are among the collateral damage.

In a war to maintain our civilizational identity, the conditions for victory are very slippery.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 04:25 AM (IdCqF)

570 Tim, would you be okay with sending them all back to the sandbox? No genocide involved there...just a return ticket to Mogadishu.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:26 AM (FiNj9)

571
We keep getting ninnies saying that our only
choice is genocide....but we don't need to extinguish all Arabs (an
ethnic group); we don't need to extinguish all Muslims (a religion); we
don't need to extinguish all Semites (a race); or Iranians (a nation).
But we need to do a housecleaning in the spirit of The Godfather to
"settle family business" that doesn't stop when someone says, "it's
genocide" when it's not.


Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:18 AM (EzgxV)


I'm just sayin', if we kill 1,000,000 anti-American jihadi assholes who are armed-up and hell-bent on killing Americans, we shouldn't get our panties in a wad when someone says, "oh, but you killed a whole lot of Arabs -- that's genocide!". So long as we left a single Arab who was not an anti-American jihadi, it wasn't about them being Arabs.....and, frankly -- even if we got him, he might have been standing too close to the other guys.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:26 AM (EzgxV)

572 In a war to maintain our civilizational identity, the conditions for victory are very slippery.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 04:25 AM (IdCqF)


Oh...

Posted by: Suppiluliuma II at July 15, 2016 04:27 AM (vBeA5)

573 "Tim, you take out an imam and another one surfaces. They're like cockroaches."

Like I said, it is the hard way. You have to keep the imams. That is not a problem. It is not even a problem bulldozing mecca, medina, qum and the such.

It will be a fight but it will be a righteous fight.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:29 AM (WVsWD)

574 There is a video made of a European and surrounding area map and shows Islam invasions and wars to fight back. But not sure what to look for it under. It was made to show the why the crusades were only in response of Islamic invasions.

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 04:29 AM (bksJQ)

575 I do not see how we could allow Muslims into the country in the first place. Islam is utterly incompatible with our Constitution. Does freedom of religion trump all the others?

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:30 AM (FiNj9)

576 You have to keep killing the imams.....

Fingers didn't keep up with brain.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:30 AM (WVsWD)

577 566
Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:18 AM (EzgxV)

Pulled-punches wars, cooth. Been fighting 'em since Korea.


Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:21 AM (FiNj9)


Need to be throwing more combinations -- like bombing jihadists' funerals.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:31 AM (EzgxV)

578 I do not see how we could allow Muslims into the country in the first place. Islam is utterly incompatible with our Constitution. Does freedom of religion trump all the others?

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:30 AM (FiNj9)

They are being brought in to dilute what ever Judea Christian Ethic still exists and to vote for democrats.
In an attempt to keep power in their hands .

Nothing more nothing less.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:32 AM (WVsWD)

579
573
"Tim, you take out an imam and another one surfaces. They're like cockroaches."



Like I said, it is the hard way. You have to keep the imams. That is
not a problem. It is not even a problem bulldozing mecca, medina, qum
and the such.



It will be a fight but it will be a righteous fight.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:29 AM (WVsWD)


Do you even get how your plan falls within the definition of genocide more than mine does?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:33 AM (EzgxV)

580 Night all.

Here is a peformance of Electric Citizen ive in Cologne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kq3oXZn3N8

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 15, 2016 04:36 AM (vBeA5)

581 Do you even get how your plan falls within the definition of genocide more than mine does?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:33 AM (EzgxV)

If you say so.

Please define what you meant by ""although I'd prefer a 24-hour extermination over either." "

Nuclear Weapons?

After you answer that, I'll respond.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:37 AM (WVsWD)

582 In the history of Islam whole cities have been besieged and sacked by them. You would think that would never happen again but only the methods have changed not the reason for it.

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 04:38 AM (bksJQ)

583 Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 04:38 AM (bksJQ)

And there will be no change, ever. My question above re: religion was off-base. Islam is not a religion. It's a political system masquereding as one.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:42 AM (FiNj9)

584 islam must be fought. It must be fought with determination. It will be a very hard task to defeat it. It can be defeated and it can happen without resorting to a " 24-hour extermination".

It will take will power. If you do not have it, you should just go away and let the real Men and Women do the job.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:45 AM (WVsWD)

585 I am not directing any comments to any specific person, so if you take offense, I do beg your pardon.

After my last stroke, putting my thoughts into words became difficult. My manner of typing words may be a bit to blunt or seem combative.

They are not intended to be but this is the way my words come out now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:50 AM (WVsWD)

586 #575

It is often heard in Constitutional Law classes that the Constitution is not a suicide pact.

Though it has to be remembered that there was once a lot of votes behind the idea of not letting Catholics immigrate on the basis that they were loyal to a foreign power. I recently read a biography of Samuel Morse, who is best remembered for the telegraph but was a very public voice about such issues in his lifetime. More recently, there was serious discussion of whether JFK would go against the Pope if the Papacy had a disagreement with US policy.

The language used to justify any action that could be viewed as outlawing a religion while respecting the 1st Amendment has to be very precise. An argument can be made that one cannot be an observant Muslim and not violates the Constitutional rights of non-Muslims but you could make the same argument about orthodox Jews. Some of the stuff in Exodus where Moses is laying down the laws God dictates after the 10 Commandments get pretty extreme to modern ears. (In 'Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament' a comic strip portrayal depicts the crowd listening to Moses executing guilty members as each law is proclaimed, until the last listener is left to bash his own head in with a rock, so that when Moses finishes and looks up he finds himself surrounded by corpses.)

This is what I mean about civilizational identity. The British Empire could possibly have wiped out Islam if they regarded it as an existential threat rather than something happening far, far away but who today could do it? China? Would you want to share the globe with a China that had done that?

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 04:53 AM (IdCqF)

587 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:50 AM (WVsWD)

Not to worry, Tim. It came out just fine. I may not agree but I respect your opinion.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:54 AM (FiNj9)

588 581
Do you even get how your plan falls within the definition of genocide more than mine does?



Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:33 AM (EzgxV)



If you say so.



Please define what you meant by ""although I'd prefer a 24-hour extermination over either." "



Nuclear Weapons?



After you answer that, I'll respond.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:37 AM (WVsWD)


Twenty-four hours of no-holds-barred action against any entity/group that has acted against Americans, leading to potentially millions of deaths. Nukes are a potential tool. As are poison, assassination, first strikes, or economic measures. Get the Joint Chiefs going, and pick a day. I think nuking Mecca reeks of genocide and would likely eliminate a number of devout pilgrims.....I think JDAM-ing a meeting of the Mullahs in Iran sounds like quid for a whole lot of quo. I can't see a whole lot of reasons that there are buildings openly flying Hamas flags anywhere in the mideast -- that kind of stupid behavior should be dangerous.


Don Corleone didn't develop his list in an hour and execute over a year -- he developed his list over years and executed in an hour during a baptism.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:54 AM (EzgxV)

589 #583

I highly recommend the Robert Spencer book 'Did Mohammed Exist?' He finds there is little or no evidence for the Koran existing in anything like the final form until a good two centuries after Mohammed's supposed lifetime. It looks very likely that the bulk of the writing didn't come about until the Arabs had themselves a newborn empire and and needed a unifying mythology to bind it together while it expanded.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 04:56 AM (IdCqF)

590 584
islam must be fought. It must be fought with determination. It will be a
very hard task to defeat it. It can be defeated and it can happen
without resorting to a " 24-hour extermination".



It will take will power. If you do not have it, you should just go away and let the real Men and Women do the job.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:45 AM (WVsWD)


Islam doesn't have to be fought. But we need to be able to kill millions of assholes who need killing regardless of their being Muslim -- and if this leads us to kill 99-44/100% of Muslims, tough shit. We don't need to come up with fascinating dissertations about the good and the bad ones -- once the bad ones start getting vaporized at a good rate, they'll make the distinctions abundantly clear.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 04:58 AM (EzgxV)

591 Nice walk back from "extermination".

Your plan now sounds quite a bit like another you accused of being more genocidal than yours.

Oh well. Not a problem.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:59 AM (WVsWD)

592 Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 04:53 AM (IdCqF)

As long as we concede the status of "religion" to Islam, there can be no end to the mayhem. This is where they triumph every time. They hide their political system behind Mohammed's skirts.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:59 AM (FiNj9)

593 It's your genocide neighbor. Have at it. I'm just one guy. Who am to stop you?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:00 AM (WVsWD)

594 The bottom line for me is that the Lutheran church I married in is now an "Islamic Center". That brings it home like nothing else could.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:04 AM (FiNj9)

595 First we need to clean the islamist out of our government.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 15, 2016 05:04 AM (TuUK9)

596 On C-Span 3 the dis Honorable Lynch em' testifying is being rebroadcast

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 05:06 AM (bksJQ)

597 First we need to clean the islamist out of our government.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 15, 2016 05:04 AM (TuUK9)

Give me time to find ten Righteous People first before you launch that Titan II.

Please?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:07 AM (WVsWD)

598 595
First we need to clean the islamist out of our government.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 15, 2016 05:04 AM (TuUK9)
I'd second that notion but fear there would be no one left to do the work.
Wouldn't you love to know the percentage of Muslims working for the feds vis a vis the percentage of the population? I'll be that statistic is a real eye-opener.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:08 AM (FiNj9)

599 595- The whole goverment, Islam has been scrubbed from the entire list of any anti American activities.

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 05:09 AM (bksJQ)

600 The bottom line for me is that the Lutheran church I married in is now an "Islamic Center". That brings it home like nothing else could.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:04 AM (FiNj9)

They have a habit of doing that. It is mostly financed by the saudis. It would be better for Christian Churches just to tear those unwanted and unused buildings down instead of selling them to mooselimbs.

The lure of money.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:10 AM (WVsWD)

601 You are so right, Tim. I wish they had torn it down. I can't drive past it without getting livid.

But it defines the problem, at least for me, better than anything else possibly could.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:17 AM (FiNj9)

602 591
Nice walk back from "extermination".



Your plan now sounds quite a bit like another you accused of being more genocidal than yours.



Oh well. Not a problem.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 04:59 AM (WVsWD)


What walk-back? Go back to 564 -- that's genocide. I'm against that. I'm willing to exterminate 90% of each group for other reasons without entertaining the thought that it's genocide -- that's about 450 million Arabs; 1.5 billion Muslims, 72 million Iranians, and I won't even begin on the Semites (there's obviously significant overlap). So I'm willing to entertain about 1.5 billion people as potential targets for righteous extermination not because of their ethnic, national, racial or religious character.....because that would be genocide, which I happen to think is wrong....but because they are anti-western jihadis.

But if there are 500 million Arabs and 450 million of them are anti-western jihadis, I wouldn't allow "but you're killing 90% of the Arabs" to be a defense in exterminating the anti-western jihadis. If there are 1.7 billion Muslims in the world, and 1.5 billion of them are anti-western jihadis, I'm not going to hold back on exterminating 1.5 billion of them for being anti-western jihadis just because some shrieking protester wants to accuse me of genocide against Muslims.

We have somehow allowed a situation where, once a certain proportion of a protected group becomes assholes, assholery gains protection. That is insane.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:23 AM (EzgxV)

603 Interesting. I cam across a book about the rise and fall and rise of Iridium called 'Eccentric Orbits' by John Bloom. I did some checking and yep, it's the guy who is also known as Joe Bob Briggs.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 05:28 AM (IdCqF)

604 It's your war.

Fire those Minutemen, Titan II's and Tomahawks away.

Pure sophistry. You are talking genocide no matter how you couch the words.

Again, I am just one man. Who am I to stop you from doing as you will?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:28 AM (WVsWD)

605 And, BTW, both Tim and creeper are creeping me out about actual, real racist/genocidal impulses.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:30 AM (EzgxV)

606 To be technical, if it is 90%, then it is a form of decimation.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 05:30 AM (IdCqF)

607 592 As long as we concede the status of "religion" to
Islam, there can be no end to the mayhem. This is where they triumph
every time. They hide their political system behind Mohammed's skirts.


Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 04:59 AM (FiNj9)

FL attempted to take action in such a case years ago. The adherents of fringe cult Santeria had a practice of ritual slaughter of chickens and other animals, sometimes in the streets of the city.
The city banned this ceremony. Of course they sued and the city was upheld in all the courts all the way to the Supremes. The liberals on that court then reversed all the lower courts and upheld that it was a violation of the first amendment. The liberals had finally found a religion they liked.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 05:33 AM (mpXpK)

608 I'm talking about eliminating the imam class of mooselambism and you are saying that 1.5 billion are targets of "righteous elimination" and I'm creeping you out?

Well ok now.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:35 AM (WVsWD)

609 cooth and Tim, I keep getting an image of the Wicked Witch of the West ruminating on how to get rid of Dorothy..."But how to do it?"

Is the end in question here or simply the means?

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:36 AM (FiNj9)

610 History is abound with kill or be killed conquests of civilizations.

Stay safe horde and try to enjoy the "Day of Rage".

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 05:37 AM (bksJQ)

611 610
History is abound with kill or be killed conquests of civilizations.



Stay safe horde and try to enjoy the "Day of Rage".

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2016 05:37 AM (bksJQ)
See my previous comment on the law of the jungle. If someone has vowed to kill you and you know it's not an empty threat, why would not not kill him first?

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:40 AM (FiNj9)

612 604
It's your war.



Fire those Minutemen, Titan II's and Tomahawks away.



Pure sophistry. You are talking genocide no matter how you couch the words.



Again, I am just one man. Who am I to stop you from doing as you will?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:28 AM (WVsWD)


You, my friend, are intentionally missing the point in order to stir up shit. You present the false equivalence of "nuclear war/no nuclear war" to "taking out malign entities/allowing malign entities to fester under false equivalence to protected classes". You've been throwing around "genocide" and "mass murder" with no clue as to their meanings and distinctions -- even when I provided a link to a definition.

I am just one man. Who am I to keep you from redefining shit into meaninglessness and whining about it? Y'know what -- if the US decided to "settle the family business" and wiped out several hundred million people, I would evaluate that based on facts and circumstances....and would be largely unswayed by "genocide" arguments if "needed killin'" were in evidence.



Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:41 AM (EzgxV)

613 See my previous comment on the law of the jungle. If someone has vowed to kill you and you know it's not an empty threat, why would not not kill him first?

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:40 AM (FiNj9)

I agree with that. How much collateral damage is acceptable though? Whole cities? Whole countries?

Where is the line crossed?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:42 AM (WVsWD)

614 Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:41 AM (EzgxV)

Have a nice day. I'm done with you.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:43 AM (WVsWD)

615 606
To be technical, if it is 90%, then it is a form of decimation.


Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 05:30 AM (IdCqF)


Decimation is 1/10. The Romans had several unit crimes where they would count off every 10th Centurion and kill them. Extermination of 90% is much worse.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:44 AM (EzgxV)

616 They are now reporting that more than 10 children have died.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 05:44 AM (iQIUe)

617
Here's a cartoon for you:

https://goo.gl/Cwx7lv

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 05:46 AM (iQIUe)

618 608
I'm talking about eliminating the imam class of mooselambism and you are
saying that 1.5 billion are targets of "righteous elimination" and I'm
creeping you out?



Well ok now.



Have a nice day.





Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:35 AM (WVsWD)


The difference is I'd be willing to kill 1.5B of 1.7B if they were dangerous, while you'd affirmatively kill 100K of 100K because they were imams. Yours is genocide; mine is survival.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:48 AM (EzgxV)

619 613
See my previous comment on the law of the jungle. If someone has vowed
to kill you and you know it's not an empty threat, why would not not
kill him first?



Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:40 AM (FiNj9)



I agree with that. How much collateral damage is acceptable though? Whole cities? Whole countries?



Where is the line crossed?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:42 AM (WVsWD)


What line?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:50 AM (EzgxV)

620 614
Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:41 AM (EzgxV)



Have a nice day. I'm done with you.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 15, 2016 05:43 AM (WVsWD)


The only reason I've continued with you is pure Christian charity. You want to try again, I'll be here with the other cheek.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:52 AM (EzgxV)

621 This is going to sound cold, but "collateral damage" doesn't bother me. We have always done our best to keep it to a minimum. (See current ROE.) It happens. Sorry.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:53 AM (FiNj9)

622 At the risk of continuing this, what about comment @614 was not understandable?

I think I should have said, "have a nice life" instead.

I do beg your pardon for the misunderstanding.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 05:54 AM (WVsWD)

623 621
This is going to sound cold, but "collateral damage" doesn't bother me.
We have always done our best to keep it to a minimum. (See current ROE.)
It happens. Sorry.


Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:53 AM (FiNj9)


I referenced this upthread. If 98% of a group are legitimate hostiles and we accidentally eliminate the group, that's still not necessarily genocide....the last 2% were probably standing too close.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 05:56 AM (EzgxV)

624 For Your Viewing Pleasure: A Collection of Videos of Cars Driving Through #BLM Protesters

This particular juxtaposition seems in bad taste. Should we assume the Nice attacker mistook his victims for BLM protestors?

Posted by: Svejk at July 15, 2016 05:57 AM (bKwH2)

625 This is going to sound cold, but "collateral damage" doesn't bother me. We have always done our best to keep it to a minimum. (See current ROE.) It happens. Sorry.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:53 AM (FiNj9)

I can't join you in that. There are other methods to be used that do not kill innocents.

To say that 1.5 billion out of 1.9 billion are worthy of "righteous extermination' is over the top.

de-islamization is possible. Just like de nazifying was.


But it is the hard road to take.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 05:58 AM (WVsWD)

626 You could make the argument that every last one of the terrorists' victims was "collateral damage."

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:59 AM (FiNj9)

627 Well, I'm OK with deporting them all. It's not the optimum solution but at least it gets them out of here.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:00 AM (FiNj9)

628 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, July 15, 2016. On this day in 1823 a fire almost completely destroyed the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. The church was originally constructed on the site of the grave of St. Paul around 370 AD. The fire was caused by a negligent workman pouring molten lead on the roof for repairs. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1840. Although outside, The Vatican it is owned and maintained by the Vatican.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

629 The latest on the muzzie mostly peaceful attack in Nice. The death toll is up to 84 now including two Americans. As usual O'Turd issued his useless condemnation of the attack. Trump has said he will delay making his VP announcement today.


http://tinyurl.com/j3p46us

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

630 Recall that story I linked about the cops who were snubbed at a WA State diner, who then paid for the meals of the "snubbers"? Well the restaurant they eat at has told them, and other cops, to no longer dine there. I think ALL their customers should no longer dine there. Of course, it looks like most of their customers are assholes anyway.


http://tinyurl.com/gq3vwfo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

631 Egypt has unveiled a 4500 year old papyrus in Cairo detailing the lives of the pyramid builders.


http://tinyurl.com/zhmh2bs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

632 And speaking of guilty as sin and free as a bird a Pakistani terrorist is walking free in Pakistan with a $10M reward on his head.


http://tinyurl.com/jg2qbds

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

633 622
At the risk of continuing this, what about comment @614 was not understandable?



I think I should have said, "have a nice life" instead.



I do beg your pardon for the misunderstanding.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 05:54 AM (WVsWD)


Because of the peculiar nature of our discourse on a blog, you posted @614 in reference to my post @612 without reference to my post @618 specifically rebutting your post @608. But, hey, if you're leaving.....don't let the door swat you on the ass.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:01 AM (EzgxV)

634 Greenspan says inflation is starting to rise. Where has he been for the last 7 years. Obama has been busy printing money and inflation has been rampant ever since he assumed the throne.


http://tinyurl.com/zfsqktb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

635 Race baitors and the ACLU (BIRM) are suing the Baton Rouge police for arresting "protestors". They have absolutely no case but this is standard ACLU BS.


http://tinyurl.com/gsfalbe

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

636 Trump called Obama out on his useless stance on muzzie terrorism on Fox last night.


http://tinyurl.com/zyh2gwt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

637 That's why I said a form. The way it was used by the Romans is frequently inverted by those using it in modern settings but it has become so common that it is necessary to not use the term without definition.

The context is often neglected by those who misunderstand the classical meaning. Prisoners could be ransomed or enslaved. Wiping out 90% as a disciplinary measure would be a waste of a valuable commodity.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 15, 2016 06:02 AM (IdCqF)

638 More news people are saying Trump's VP pick will be Pence.


http://tinyurl.com/gl63qte

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

639 The Hill: Democrats are freaking out over latest polls. They should be as these polls are all in those key toss-up States that actually control the election.


http://tinyurl.com/johr9a9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

640 opycat? Thug shoots at cops with evil assault rifle in Baltimore. A State with massive gun control laws.


http://tinyurl.com/hsvq6zl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

641 Great Britain has abolished and shutdown its AGW scam agency. When will we do likewise for every pen and ink AGW fraud regulation Obama has pulled from his ass? Not until we get someone decent in the WH, but Republicans have never been widely known for abolishing Democrat crap once they get in office.


http://tinyurl.com/jdn2jy6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

642 Remember today is supposed to be a "day of rage" by the BLM terrorist group at cities across the US. (all run by Democrats).


http://tinyurl.com/hpkp9b8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

643 The never-Trump people have been soundly shutdown at the RNC rules committee meeting. I guess the RNCe has decided it does not want to become the 21st century Whigs.


http://tinyurl.com/gsl8t94

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

644 I have no intention of leaving. You can keep hoping though. It's nice to have a dream.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (WVsWD)

645 BB gives some details on Mike Pence. Looks pretty good to me.


http://tinyurl.com/jeu2pj6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

646 John Bolten excoriates Obama's illegal "treaty" with Iran.


http://tinyurl.com/jap8ev8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

647 Congressional report reveals that China hacked into the computers at the FDIC and the corrupt Obamanites covered it up.


http://tinyurl.com/j7cuocb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

648 Heritage says the RINOs in the Senate are giving away the house in Obama radical judge appointments.


http://tinyurl.com/z2wr68m

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

649 And it looks like RINOs in both the Senate and the House are still sneaking in crony corruption for the Export-Import Bank.


http://tinyurl.com/h65p2l7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

650 Those 21 blue State AGs who started lawfare against companies who oppose the AGW scam are now being subpoenaed to provide release of documents detailing their ties to econazi groups. They are going to find that lawfare works both ways. Too bad the much abused taxpayers in their blue State hells will pay the price.


http://tinyurl.com/zhx9zrq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

651 IBD refutes NOAA's lies about "hottest June on record" designed to support the phony AGW scam.


http://tinyurl.com/hn584fb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

652 I had thought Walter Williams had retired, but here he is speaking out on Obama's call for a "national conversation on race".


http://tinyurl.com/hmwgfol

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

653 Ramirez - funny today


http://tinyurl.com/z8eybn8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

654 625
This is going to sound cold, but "collateral damage" doesn't bother me.
We have always done our best to keep it to a minimum. (See current ROE.)
It happens. Sorry.



Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 05:53 AM (FiNj9)



I can't join you in that. There are other methods to be used that do not kill innocents.



To say that 1.5 billion out of 1.9 billion are worthy of "righteous extermination' is over the top.



de-islamization is possible. Just like de nazifying was.





But it is the hard road to take.





Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 05:58 AM (WVsWD)


I believe that "righteous extermination" is from me....and delightfully illustrates my point. I never said that 1.5 billion should be scheduled for "righteous extermination" because of Islam; I said that even 1.5 billion shouldn't be safe from "righteous extermination" because of Islam.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:05 AM (EzgxV)

655 That's it for today folks.


On another note I posted a question to the reviewers of the Anne McCaffrey book "The Rowen" asking if anyone knew why the book was only available for the Kindle at Amazon - Great Britain. They rejected the comment saying it did not meet their guidelines. They didn't answer the question either. It is probably another stupid legal battle between the heirs of McCaffrey like the one going on between the heirs of David Eddings which is preventing almost all of his books from being sold in the US on the Kindle, but is being sold at Amazon in Great Britain. The victim of inheritance fights and the stupid US Mickey Mouse copyright laws. And BTW, Amazon GB will not take orders for this book from the US.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

656 634
Greenspan says inflation is starting to rise. Where has he been for the
last 7 years. Obama has been busy printing money and inflation has been
rampant ever since he assumed the throne.


http://tinyurl.com/zfsqktb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

Don't you love it? Prices have been skyrocketing ever since Obastard took office but they've buried the information. Now that it suits their purpose they're fearmongering with it.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:08 AM (FiNj9)

657 644
I have no intention of leaving. You can keep hoping though. It's nice to have a dream.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 06:03 AM (WVsWD)


Can I have a dream that you accomplish gains in reading comprehension?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:08 AM (EzgxV)

658 656 Don't you love it? Prices have been skyrocketing
ever since Obastard took office but they've buried the information. Now
that it suits their purpose they're fearmongering with it.


Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:08 AM (FiNj9)


Do you think they are seeing the possibility of a Republican this year? Inflation and unemployment will return to the news.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

659 I think in their addled brains they believe highlighting inflation will work in their favor.

I leave the logic of that to you.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:14 AM (FiNj9)

660 Do you think they are seeing the possibility of a Republican this year? Inflation and unemployment will return to the news.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

Also the homeless, daily body counts in shitstainistan and crapholistan.

Don't forget about those.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 06:15 AM (WVsWD)

661 660 Don't forget about those.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 06:15 AM (WVsWD)

Oh yes, it will be disaster 24/7 on all the Democrat PR networks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:21 AM (mpXpK)

662 We've had 8 years of inflation an unemployment. Do those idiots ever go food shopping?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:22 AM (iQIUe)

663 If the US had any non-left news sites, every new Muzzie atrocity would be headlined as a "grim milestone" of some sort.

But the US doesn't have any non-left news sites.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 06:22 AM (97XyN)

664 I cant imagine customers complaining about cops eating in an establishment, either. Something's not right about this story. I hope he does lose business. Let's remember to check back.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:24 AM (iQIUe)

665 663 But the US doesn't have any non-left news sites.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 06:22 AM (97XyN)

My little bother often quotes a news site that he watches on satellite as being "conservative" but even when I was getting satellite TV I didn't get it. Can't remember what the name of the site he said was but it wasn't one of the alphabets or Faux.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

666
Today's the day we get lectured on tolerance, islamophobia, lone wolves, etc.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:26 AM (iQIUe)

667 664
I cant imagine customers complaining about cops eating in an
establishment, either. Something's not right about this story. I hope
he does lose business. Let's remember to check back.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:24 AM (iQIUe)

I can believe it if the customers were largely black.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:26 AM (mpXpK)

668 A personal anecdote....in about 1998, I "inherited" the financial affairs for a small manufacturing company in Silicon Valley. One of the ongoing problems this company faced was an EEOC investigation regarding a black employee who had left the company months before my hire. In addition, all of his supervisors were long gone.



Y'know, it was probably stupid for me to have accepted the job....



Except that things started getting better after my hire and I spent the next 7.5 years there....




Anyway, the EEOC came in and said, "you're treating this person badly because they're black" -- and I crafted a defense based on "everyone got treated badly, and this person was treated better than most."



The fact is, we've been shitting on people all over the world and handling horrible assholes with kid-gloves. We need to start stomping on the assholes, and when they bitch about "racism", we should point out every time we've let them skate.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:27 AM (EzgxV)

669 648 Heritage says the RINOs in the Senate are giving away the house in Obama radical judge appointments.
http://tinyurl.com/z2wr68m

Exhibit number for my argument that a coup has occurred in the US.

Congressional Republicans aren't on our side.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 06:27 AM (97XyN)

670 664
I cant imagine customers complaining about cops eating in an
establishment, either. Something's not right about this story. I hope
he does lose business. Let's remember to check back.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:24 AM (iQIUe)


When I used to work at a liquor store, I relished the time that cops would visit. I could relax for a change.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:28 AM (EzgxV)

671 Remember the euphoria we felt only eighteen months ago?

Good times, good times.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:29 AM (FiNj9)

672 "Exhibit number for my argument that a coup has occurred in the US."

Shit. Can I buy a "1," Alex?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 06:30 AM (97XyN)

673 Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:28 AM (EzgxV)

My son open carries. The convenience stores vie for his business.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:31 AM (FiNj9)

674
Palestinian glorification of ramming attacks. They're bankrolled by EU, including France.

https://goo.gl/HTJHmL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:31 AM (iQIUe)

675 Its easier for a kid to buy a truck than a book!

Posted by: Obama the Great Thinker at July 15, 2016 06:31 AM (mvyKt)

676 "Remember the euphoria we felt only eighteen months ago?"

I do. It was nice living with hope, before it became untenable.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 06:32 AM (97XyN)

677 668 The fact is, we've been shitting on people all over
the world and handling horrible assholes with kid-gloves. We need to
start stomping on the assholes, and when they bitch about "racism", we
should point out every time we've let them skate.


Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:27 AM (EzgxV)

Every black employee my old company fired for cause or laid off sued the company after they left. But it was rare that any were ever fired. The company department managers had a habit of transferring them around to be somebody else's problem.
I actually had to go to a grievance committee hearing for at the home office for a fired Engineer (white). Several witnesses from his work group were called in and testified how they were sick and tired of doing his work load. That was it for me. It was hard to get fired from this company if you were white and much much harder if your were a female or black.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 06:33 AM (mpXpK)

678 You know what? It's shaping up to be a pretty good day. Think I'll get the hull wet, for the first time this year. If I can remember how to start the motor.

Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:34 AM (FiNj9)

679 Posted by: creeper at July 15, 2016 06:34 AM (FiNj9)

Enjoy your day.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Formerly Luap Nors Last Brain Cell at July 15, 2016 06:35 AM (WVsWD)

680 Fun fact for the Day of Rage:

In Alabama, it's perfectly legal to carry a loaded long gun in your car.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 06:36 AM (97XyN)

681 If you're going to plan a march of world leaders against terror in Nice, count me out! I've seen enough of war (well about 90 days of it, all of which I recorded on my little 8mm movie camera)

Posted by: John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam at July 15, 2016 06:36 AM (mvyKt)

682 It was an assault style truck, I assume.

Posted by: CitizenX at July 15, 2016 06:39 AM (mvyKt)

683 And does anybody know if it was fully automatic, military style truck?

Posted by: CitizenX at July 15, 2016 06:41 AM (mvyKt)

684 The Sun cover is a wonderful parody, especially the headline "John Wins Car By Working". It'll come as a shock to millennials to learn "work" is where cars come from.

Posted by: MTF at July 15, 2016 06:42 AM (7U5Zw)

685 as i awaken to the slaughter in france, it's reassuring to know our potus, doj, dhs, fbi & cia are on the case protecting muslims from overreaction!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 15, 2016 06:44 AM (WTSFk)

686 One of the fun bits from the concert tonight was when Sting noted that he and Peter Gabriel had been in the US for about a month -- during which, the UK government had gone completely nuts [fair enough...].



He then sang the first verse of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKIkzGGAG9s .... which, mind you, had originally been done by a much-younger Peter Gabriel in Genesis. I just wish he had continued through, instead of doing an immediate segue into "Message in a Bottle".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:44 AM (EzgxV)

687
The video ISIS doesnt want you to see

http://goo.gl/akO4mU

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 15, 2016 06:46 AM (iQIUe)

688 "Even worse a CBS News investigation found hundreds of deceased voters in Los Angeles County were still on the voter rolls and voting."


Remember according to Democrats, there is no voter fraud in the Country.

Hundreds of dead people are actually up and voting this year already. It is going to get worse.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 15, 2016 06:48 AM (iONHu)

689 I converted a NeverTrumper friend of mine last night.

Took 45 minutes of well-reasoned debating on the phone, but I prevailed. He's going to hold his nose, bite down hard and vote Trump.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 15, 2016 06:48 AM (WlGX+)

690
You know what? It's shaping up to be a pretty good day. Think I'll get the hull wet, for the first time this year. If I can remember how to start the motor.


I'll take "Hillary's pillow talk to Huma" for $500, Alex.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 15, 2016 06:48 AM (X6fMO)

691 "was abducted and interrogated by the SS in 1944. It's believed it may have been to determine how much the British knew about Popov's false network of spies in Britain. Jebsen's ultimate fate has never been determined, but we know he didn't break when interrogated; Jebsen knew many key details about Bodyguard and could have tipped the Nazis off to D-Day before it even started."

Wonder if Alistair MacLean knew about this episode when writing Where Eagles Dare? Matches the plot pretty closely.

Posted by: SDN at July 15, 2016 06:48 AM (SSIaQ)

692 Did the FBI ever find the lost woman, Omar, the Orlando Terrorist's wife?

Posted by: MTF at July 15, 2016 06:49 AM (7U5Zw)

693 Posted by: cthulhu at July 15, 2016 06:44 AM (EzgxV)

Selling England by the Euro just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 15, 2016 06:50 AM (WlGX+)

694 692 Did the FBI ever find the lost woman, Omar, the Orlando Terrorist's wife?

She was vanished along with the three other Dallas suspects.

Nothing to see here, Citizen. Please disperse.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 15, 2016 06:51 AM (WlGX+)

695 >>>>>Did the FBI ever find the lost woman, Omar, the Orlando Terrorist's wife?

.
.
.
.She wasn't lost, she was told to disappear and she did.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 15, 2016 06:55 AM (iONHu)

696 The Nice truck driver, we have now learned, believed very strongly he was performing a moral, good act as he drove his eighteen wheeler through the Bastille Day celebrants.

There was no discernible evil intent in his actions.

Accordingly, by my standards, we can declare this case closed and I do not recommend any further investigatory resources be wasted upon it.

Posted by: James Comey at July 15, 2016 07:03 AM (7U5Zw)

697 I don't know much about this Pence guy but I bet Hillary has a thick file on him.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 15, 2016 07:03 AM (Z4hTv)

698 I watched about 5 minutes of the SCOAMF yesterday on ABC. I'm not sure between the stuttering, he's an idiot without the prompter, but I believe his answer to the "problem" is more of the shit that's been done for the past 50 years.
Better Schools
After school programs
Jobs (of course)

He did not mention midnight basketball. I think he's holding onto that card to see how "day of (misplaced) rage" goes.

Posted by: Bruce at July 15, 2016 07:04 AM (8ikIW)

699 Word.

Milo Yiannopoulos @Nero 13h13 hours ago
If you don't support fighting the threat of Islam, your rainbow filter profile pic is meaningless and pathetic.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 15, 2016 07:05 AM (WlGX+)

700 697
I don't know much about this Pence guy but I bet Hillary has a thick file on him.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 15, 2016 07:03 AM (Z4hTv)


BB has a pretty good run-down on him. See link at 645.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

701 One year ago: "Stick it to the man!"


Today: "That machine took ma' job!"

Posted by: American Union Worker at July 15, 2016 07:09 AM (E8UjU)

702 So many kids dead.

Posted by: votermom at July 15, 2016 07:14 AM (7lVbc)

703 Morning all, couldn't sleep again last night, hard to get the pictures out of my head from all of the terror events of the last several weeks/months etc... and worse not being able to think of a way to fix it. I have to venture into the wilderness of Alexandria today, hoping that the day of rage doesn't spill out to there or on the highways.

Posted by: spypeach at July 15, 2016 07:15 AM (nyYhO)

704 Accordingly, by my standards, we can declare this case closed and I do not recommend any further investigatory resources be wasted upon it.
Posted by: James Comey at July 15, 2016 07:03 AM

Yeah, the non-indictment of HRC just threw your reputation into the trash. I used to believe the BS that you had some integrity. Wow, was I fooled.

You may not have wanted to go down in history as derailing a pres. bid, but you just went down in history as an amoral, worthless POS.

Posted by: Farmer at July 15, 2016 07:15 AM (o/90i)

705 One year ago: "Stick it to the man!"

Today: "That machine took ma' job!"


I had retired from a large food company that has the same union as the Hostess plant. They have automated over the years and just trim employees by attrition. Before contract negotiation time, they are usually reminded that the machinery is only bolted to the floor. That it can all be moved somewhere else if need be.

Posted by: Bruce at July 15, 2016 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

706 Republicans in congress assured us that Comey was beyond reproach.

But let's just keep pretending they're not treasonous sellouts.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 07:19 AM (97XyN)

707 This particular juxtaposition seems in bad taste. Should we assume the Nice attacker mistook his victims for BLM protestors?

Standing next to a road to watch firework == standing in a road to cause fireworks. NOT

Posted by: Adriane the One of These Things is not Like the Others Critic ... at July 15, 2016 07:20 AM (AoK0a)

708 This will probably get willowed, but checkout my interview of Matt Margolis, author of new release "The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama"

Link in nic

Posted by: votermom at July 15, 2016 07:22 AM (7lVbc)

709
How about a little feminine pulchritude to start the day off?

If you have seen The Spy Who Loved Me, you might remember the deep-bosomed brunette behind the desk of the hotel that Bond and his Russian partner, Major Anna Amasova (played by Ringo's main squeeze Barbara Bach). Her name is Valerie Leon and here is a lovely lingerie pic:

http://goo.gl/wnhNSy

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 15, 2016 07:23 AM (X6fMO)

710 @705 Bruce

I have seen that play out on more than one occassion. Saw a plant that employed 2000 people pick up and move to Mexico after they warned the workers what they would do if the voted for a strike at the last contract dispute. They chose strirke and the plant shut it's doors within 2 years.

To many morons in the rust belt think it's still 1960.

Posted by: American Union Worker at July 15, 2016 07:24 AM (E8UjU)

711
Meant behind the desk of the hotelBond and Amasova were staying at.

Need some tea.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 15, 2016 07:24 AM (X6fMO)

712 Zsa Zsa Gabor, still alive at 99.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 15, 2016 07:28 AM (PjWy4)

713 Am I still banned?

You got better.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 15, 2016 07:28 AM (97XyN)

714 >>>>>I had retired from a large food company that has the same union as the
Hostess plant. They have automated over the years and just trim
employees by attrition. Before contract negotiation time, they are
usually reminded that the machinery is only bolted to the floor. That it
can all be moved somewhere else if need be.
.
.
.
.I remember the Union negotiations with Hostess very well. Hostess told them if they didn't accept their first offer they would be forced to go into bankruptcy. The union didn't believe them and two weeks later they had no jobs. A bunch of my friends lost good jobs they had for 20+ years because of that union.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 15, 2016 07:28 AM (iONHu)

715 we need a Willow-ing

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 15, 2016 07:30 AM (WlGX+)

716 @705

To add, I am befriended to a county commissioner who is actually great getting businesses to get interested in setting up shop in our county. His dilemma? There are not enough willng applicants who can pass a drug test.

Posted by: American Union Worker at July 15, 2016 07:31 AM (E8UjU)

717 Not for long rawdog

Posted by: Velvet Ambition TEXIT at July 15, 2016 07:31 AM (QPdNE)

718 716
@705



To add, I am befriended to a county commissioner who is actually
great getting businesses to get interested in setting up shop in our
county. His dilemma? There are not enough willng applicants who can
pass a drug test.

Posted by: American Union Worker at July 15, 2016 07:31 AM (E8UjU)

We used to have the same problem with contract labor for outages.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 07:33 AM (mpXpK)

719 709 http://goo.gl/wnhNSy
====================

Wow. great pic. Thanks MPPP.

Posted by: MTF at July 15, 2016 07:33 AM (7U5Zw)

720 According to The Hill, Dems are 'freaked out' about the new polling showing Hilly losing to The Toop. 'Specially after she's outspent him 300:1.

http://tinyurl.com/johr9a9

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 15, 2016 07:35 AM (PjWy4)

721 In our local news Anighyah Zhalon Neal is charged in a home invasion and murder. They are still looking for his accomplice Kadarius Latdravius Kendrick. No mention of the race of those involved.

Posted by: freaked at July 15, 2016 07:36 AM (BO/km)

722 CNN's wide eyed Gee what's going on in France article is infuriating.

Take your Jimmy Olsen schtick and shove it up your asses CNN.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 15, 2016 07:39 AM (4ErVI)

723 I hadn't realized it was one of those newfangled driverless trucks. According to the MFM it was a truck that plowed into and killed all those people.

No mention of a driver, so it must have been the truck.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at July 15, 2016 07:39 AM (WlGX+)

724 Need some tea.

Cream & sugar?

Posted by: Adriane the Chai Critic ... at July 15, 2016 07:40 AM (AoK0a)

725 Zsa Zsa Gabor, still alive at 99.




Wow

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 15, 2016 07:40 AM (6hZFv)

726 Good Morning, Vic!

thanks for the news feed, however depressing it may be.

Roses are red & I'm off to bed ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chai Critic ... at July 15, 2016 07:41 AM (AoK0a)

727 723 I hadn't realized it was one of those newfangled driverless trucks. According to the MFM it was a truck that plowed into and killed all those people.

No mention of a driver, so it must have been the truck.



Ali Snackbar yelling "Lululululululululu".

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 15, 2016 07:43 AM (6hZFv)

728 Fun fact for the Day of Rage:



In Alabama, it's perfectly legal to carry a loaded long gun in your car.


As it is in Texas.

Posted by: An Observation at July 15, 2016 07:43 AM (Fk1fO)

729 dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 15, 2016 07:43 AM (mpXpK)

730 Dump up

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 15, 2016 07:43 AM (6hZFv)

731 Nood news

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at July 15, 2016 07:53 AM (3X3ZR)

732 @718 Vic

"We used to have the same problem with contract labor for outages."


I know of a couple of instances of large foreign companies looking to expand in the mid-west just to chuck it all after all the negociations and contracts have been prepared due to the same issue-- applicants cannot pass the drug or criminal background checks.

Posted by: American Union Worker at July 15, 2016 07:57 AM (E8UjU)

733 With the Hill article about the latest polls, anyone notice the same thinking as the Jeb? campaign? "We're outspending Trump 40-1, thus there is nothing to worry about," is the thinking. I don't think TV ads do much anymore. That's especially true when the candidates are already well defined.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 15, 2016 08:01 AM (Ee2nz)

734 @720 Mr. Peebles

Normally the dem candiate should be up +3-5 points this far out, but the reality I see and hear on the street is no one likes Hitlery. She turns people off everytime she opens her yap.

Posted by: American Union Worker at July 15, 2016 08:05 AM (E8UjU)

735 "Let me first of all say that I have been unequivocal in condemning any rhetoric directed at police officers," Obama replied.

Lie.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at July 15, 2016 08:36 AM (vFmT2)

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