Overnight Open Thread (7-28-2016)

Quote of the Day I

The [feminist philosophy] movement also ignores the finding - consistently documented by a large empirical literature - that, on average, men have stronger interests in investigative and theoretical pursuits and women stronger preferences for social and artistic pursuits. These are just group tendencies of course, and we should be careful not to over-generalise, but they are pronounced and persistent. Yet when the New York Times invited five feminist philosophers to discuss the gender gap [in philosophy] in 2013, not one even entertained the possibility that women might tend to find other subjects more interesting. Instead, the group talked exclusively about things like male privilege, harassment, and stereotypes.

Philosophy departments are not biased against women in hiring. There may be fewer women interested enough in philosophy to pursue it as a career, but those who do are more likely to get hired. According to a study by the American Philosophical Association, between 2012 and 2015, other things being equal, female PhDs were 65% more likely than men to find a permanent academic job within two years of graduating. And look at the APA itself. Over the past 5 years, more than half of its divisional presidents have been women. For 2016, women hold all the top positions. It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women.

-- Christina Hoff Sommers

Quote of the Day II - Mincing Frenchman Edition

Hanway was the first man to parade an umbrella unashamed in 18th-century England, a time and place in which umbrellas were strictly taboo. In the minds of many Brits, umbrella usage was symptomatic of a weakness of character, particularly among men. Few people ever dared to be seen with such a detestable, effeminate contraption. To carry an umbrella when it rained was to incur public ridicule.

...The rain-repelling revolution had begun, with the dearly departed Hanway as its pioneer. Not all heroes wear capes, but some carry umbrellas.

Quote of the Day III

I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a ten-question American history test. just to see where they are. The vast majority of my students - I'm talking nine out of ten, in every single class, for seven consecutive years - they have no idea that slavery existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh, they know none of it. They're 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely American invention. How do you give an adequate view of history and culture to kids when that's what they think of their own country - that America invented slavery? That's all they know.

-- Duke Pesta

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Wikileaks Just Released Hacked DNC Voicemails

Could be some juicy material in it.

US Now Shipping Natural Gas to Kuwait, Dubai

Thanks to fracking, no thanks to Obama.

Judge Grants John Hinckley Jr. Freedom 35 Years After Assassination Attempt

On one hand he doesn't seem to be a danger any longer and has some pretty strict conditions on his release. On the hand he has not always been perfectly honest on previous furloughs.

Peak Guardian?

Where everything is political and problematic.

guardiandaupoop1

Me Before You and Disabled Characters in TV and Movies

An interesting article by a disabled guy on disabled characters in media but he still has way too many rules for how the disabled must be presented. The best way to have a disabled character in a show or movie is simply to write them as a real character who just happens to be disabled. Let the character drive the plot - not the handicap.

One of the best examples of this was the TV show Legit with Australian comic Jim Jeffries about a group of semi-losers trying to make it in LA. One of the sub-plots during the first season was them occasionally breaking the younger brother of Jim's best friend who was confined to wheelchair due to MS out of the care home his mother had stuck him in and giving him a taste of typical young dude life. Eventually he ends up living with them full-time and it turns out he's no saint.

He's just as much a horny, self-centered, semi-loser reprobate as the rest of them and so they start including him in all their misadventures, chair and all. But amid the jokes there are still little reminders once in a while that his illness and being in a wheelchair are in fact real handicaps for him and cut him off from certain parts of regular life. It was so well written that I figured that one of the writers must have lived with someone in a wheelchair at one point. (It turns out that Jeffries based the character on the cousin of his best friend growing up who had to use a wheelchair from MS)

Anyway here is a clip of Jim Jeffries to give you a taste of his subversively anti-PC humor. (Just ignore anything he's ever said about guns) We're not animals - we live in a society.

How Far Will A 12 Gauge Shotgun Kill?

Farther than you think.

The Most and Least Metal Words

Here are the top 10 metal words:

1     burn     3.81
2     cries     3.63
3     veins     3.59
4     eternity     3.56
5     breathe     3.54
6     beast     3.54
7     gonna     3.53
8     demons     3.53
9     ashes     3.51
10     soul     3.40

10 Amazing Services for the Super Rich

Rain-free weddings, Uber helicopter rides, and private music festivals.

rainfreewedd1

There's a Reasonable Explanation For Why This Sloth Doesn't Move

Livin' the low energy lifestyle.

"Think about it... the food sucks. It's only plant leaves," said Jonathan Pauli, an author on the study, in a press release. "You have to exploit a very constrained niche." So sloths have evolved. In order to survive on leaves, they expend as little energy as possible. Their metabolisms are slow, their digestive tracks are long, and they move slowly. All to get the most out of their food.

treesloth23

Police 3D-Printed A Murder Victim's Finger To Unlock His Phone

PSA: Vaginal Atrophy And You

A Butterfly Species Is Evolving Without Any Males

butterlynomales

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the hate and the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by how the ancients lived:

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:29 PM




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1 Saved by ONT!

Posted by: IC at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (KTFfX)

2 God bless the banana splits.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (5o5ek)

3 Furst!

Posted by: george costanza at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (LdMbv)

4 YAY!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

5 My goodness, I am first?

Posted by: IC at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (KTFfX)

6 I'd have been first if I hadn't typed all those letters.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (5o5ek)

7 Well the Dummy Factory phoned and said you were first, IC!

Posted by: george costanza at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (LdMbv)

8 Thank God it's over.

Posted by: Infidel at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (7dCC6)

9 Transforming the Suburbs; Transforming the Colleges; Transforming the Courts

The focus this time: Transform all the things!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12199

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 28, 2016 11:31 PM (vBeA5)

10 ♪ You've gotta pick a pocket or two, boys! ♫
♫ You've gotta pick a pocket or two! ♪

Posted by: andycanuck at July 28, 2016 11:32 PM (LdMbv)

11 Wow, you didn't have to actually watch that speech to know when to post the ONT, did you? If so, I applaud your dedication.

Posted by: Splunge at July 28, 2016 11:32 PM (iMxBJ)

12 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (yxupc)

13 When is Megyn leaving Fox?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (VxHD9)

14 And hat-tip to Empire of Jeff's twitter feed for the Swedish bikini cop arresting the pickpocket in #10.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (LdMbv)

15 Peak Guardian: always arriving, always being exceeded by the next Guardian article.

Posted by: Splunge at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (iMxBJ)

16 My goodness, I am first?
Posted by: IC at July 28, 2016 11:30 PM (KTFfX)
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Yes.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (5o5ek)

17 Generally speaking, people don't talk as much about the size of their bowel movements. It's called growing up.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

18 Well, Hillary didn't have a lot to say. But she had to fill up and hour-plus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 28, 2016 11:34 PM (9ym/8)

19 That's a fancy jump.

We just had half of an old 2 x 6 and some rocks.

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:34 PM (HJQI1)

20 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 28, 2016 11:34 PM (voOPb)

21 >>>17 Generally speaking, people don't talk as much about the size of their bowel movements. It's called growing up.

:::types, deletes:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 28, 2016 11:35 PM (+b2T3)

22 Hillary's speech isn't even trending on Twitter. Morgan Freeman is, but not Hillary. Maybe because it was horrible.

The PBS crew is digging deep to speak about it positively.

Posted by: Brisco_County at July 28, 2016 11:36 PM (fmr8p)

23

Did anybody see the picture of Hillary laughing with Obama ?
If you look carefully .. it looks like she has a infection on her tongue from her piercings.

Posted by: unlawful tattoos at July 28, 2016 11:36 PM (e8kgV)

24 >>>Hanway was the first man to parade an umbrella unashamed in 18th-century
England, a time and place in which umbrellas were strictly taboo. In
the minds of many Brits, umbrella usage was symptomatic of a weakness of
character, particularly among men. Few people ever dared to be seen
with such a detestable, effeminate contraption. To carry an umbrella
when it rained was to incur public ridicule.
...The
rain-repelling revolution had begun, with the dearly departed Hanway as
its pioneer. Not all heroes wear capes, but some carry umbrellas.<<<



Bet he could get it through a gateway, too.


18th century man... smarter than our SCOAMF.

Posted by: SMOD, take me away at July 28, 2016 11:36 PM (H9MG5)

25 Hope is not a plan I always say

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (0uuiT)

26 I can't stand to read things nowadays by people like Christina Hoff Sommers, Victor Davis Hansen, and Thomas Sowell.

Something about that calm lucidity that fills me with the despair and anguish of she who faces naught but the darkest night.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (5o5ek)

27 Vaginal atrophy? Dafuq?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (0mRoj)

28 The abolition map is bullshit as far as the "no data or no modern slavery" part of the US. The American Indians had slavery. Thus, the slavery was ended when those portions of the US were made part of the USA. And since we know those dates, the data is available.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (R+30W)

29 12 guage?


200 yards? It won't be a solid pattern but it can hit you with several pellets and make life shitty.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (9ym/8)

30 To be fair to PBS, her speech cut into their pledge drive.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (VxHD9)

31 >>Vaginal atrophy? Dafuq?


Use it or lose it.

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:38 PM (HJQI1)

32
That speech was sweet sweet candy to those who can't discriminate between hopes and plans
Unfortunately they are legion

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:38 PM (0uuiT)

33 26 I can't stand to read things nowadays by people like Christina Hoff Sommers, Victor Davis Hansen, and Thomas Sowell.

Something about that calm lucidity that fills me with the despair and anguish of she who faces naught but the darkest night.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (5o5ek)
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Haha, actually that was me in an accidental sock speaking with all sincerity, but it does kind of work in a faux-profound way.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 28, 2016 11:38 PM (5o5ek)

34 28 it also ignores slavery and abolition in England. Bullshit map.

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:39 PM (0uuiT)

35 "...The rain-repelling revolution had begun, with the dearly departed Hanway as its pioneer. Not all heroes wear capes, but some carry umbrellas."

Some of them because their incompetent Commander in Chief can't figure out to hold his presser out of the rain and instead insists someone hold the umbrella for him.

Posted by: Bete stays up at July 28, 2016 11:39 PM (Ojki1)

36 Why does Drudge have a picture of Soros wearing white above his banner?

Posted by: mpthompson at July 28, 2016 11:39 PM (I/SRC)

37 Why does my husband torture with me with letting Juan Williams invade our space with his prattle. Sometimes I think he really doesn't love me all that much.

Posted by: IC at July 28, 2016 11:40 PM (KTFfX)

38 >>>Use it or lose it.

There are a lot who should lose it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 28, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

39 Jim Jefferies was a Opera singer before comedy.

My phone is at 1% battery so please somebody fact check that for me.

Tootles y'all!

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 28, 2016 11:40 PM (Q9ugn)

40 "It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women."

It is because patriarchy, rape, oppression, and because they stamp their feet and scream that it's rigged.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:40 PM (0mRoj)

41 Is that a proper map? That map totally infers that Portugal had nothing to do with slavery when they practically were the Wal-Mart of the slave trade.

Posted by: Mad Joel at July 28, 2016 11:41 PM (y8qpN)

42

I hate that Trump made fun of that reporters disability. Hate it. Indefensible. Horrible. And stupid

Posted by: ThunderB at July 28, 2016 11:41 PM (zOTsN)

43
I don't like iforgot's nick and I think he should be banned for it.
Haha not really I just wanted to see how it feels.
Don't see the appeal...

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (0uuiT)

44 The Caribbean is missing several British-owned isles: Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica. Some are pretty tiny but certainly Jamaica is large enough it should be on this map . . .

Barbados abolished it in 1833-4 (there was a strange interim period of "Apprenticeship"). Jamaica abolished it in 1838.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (6FqZa)

45 17 Generally speaking, people don't talk as much about the size of their bowel movements. It's called growing up.

Unless they make movies like me.

Posted by: Adam Sandler at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (Ojki1)

46 >>"It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women."


"It's because you don't respect my FEELINGS!"

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (HJQI1)

47 34 28 it also ignores slavery and abolition in England. Bullshit map.
Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:39 PM (0uuiT)


If you can find a better map, I'll use it. This was the best one I could find in nearly 300 seconds of googling.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (wqVD1)

48 I'm going to bed to dream about 1980s Susanna Hoffs. Bangles forever, bitches!

Only thing I can think of to get that commie in a pants suit out of my brain.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (pUDQf)

49 >>>A Butterfly Species Is Evolving Without Any Males<<<



Life... uh... finds a way.


Then there's the running... and the screaming.

Posted by: Dr. Ian Malcolm at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (H9MG5)

50 Jim Jeffries wanted to hire someone with a disability to play the role in his project but because of the limitations of how many hours they could work and other liabilities he was forced to hire a non disabled actor. I just listen to his comedy bit on Pandora today just on that subject. Neat coincidence.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 28, 2016 11:43 PM (MNgU2)

51
40 Because if true justice reigned no men would be able to work at all.
Women are just that awesome.
Duh

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:43 PM (0uuiT)

52 There's a good deal of ruin in a nation.

We're going to find out how much.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 28, 2016 11:44 PM (kKHcp)

53 17 Generally speaking, people don't talk as much about the size of their bowel movements. It's called growing up.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)



Spoken like someone who's never produced more than a half a Couric turd.

Posted by: buzzion at July 28, 2016 11:44 PM (bMG0w)

54 Then there's the running... and the screaming.
Posted by: Dr. Ian Malcolm

So you've slept with Hillary too?

Posted by: Huma at July 28, 2016 11:44 PM (UPYhp)

55 13 When is Megyn leaving Fox?
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 28, 2016 11:33 PM (VxHD9)


She's already left in spirit.

Someone needs to whisper the words "Paula Zahn" in her ear.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 28, 2016 11:44 PM (1JnAL)

56 Life before video games was great - we set up a bicycle ramp in a friends yard close to where his dad was building a dry well - you now who took a swan dive right down the middle doing a perfect belly flop. His dad had to pull him out. Knocked the wind out of him. Fortunately the bike went down between the dry well wall and dirt excavation.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (P/kVC)

57 Why does my husband torture with me with letting Juan Williams invade our space with his prattle. Sometimes I think he really doesn't love me all that much.
Posted by: IC at July 28, 2016 11:40 PM (KTFfX)

Not to jump into someone else's marriage, but I would take that as a sing to that conclusion.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (Ojki1)

58 Is that how a Evil Knievel got his start?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (EZebt)

59 Remember when we were kids, before cell phones and video games?

Basketball, football and baseball in the streets from 7 am to 10 pm every single day in summer unless you were lucky enough to swim at the Air Force Base pool all day (like I was).

Disappearing at 9 am to go "ride bikes" and coming home at 9 pm after having visited every place in your town at least once.

Playing in the woods with a couple of friends for hours and hours and hours and hours.

Blowing shit up with bombs made of pipes filled with match heads and never losing an eye or finger.

Watching a movie on Saturday night and eating popcorn and having a soda or candy.

Ahhh, good times, good times.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (CS7jF)

60 Was banging the Portuguese cleaning-lady's slave on my desk wrong?

I didn't see anything about it in the company policy manual Human Resources gave me.

Posted by: george costanza at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (LdMbv)

61 The background to the preacher looks like the aftermath of a SMOD strike.

Posted by: rickl at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (sdi6R)

62
47 hahaha I get ya
BATTLEBOTS ON ABC CHANNEL 7 NOW!!!!!

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (0uuiT)

63 BATTLEBOTS ON ABC CHANNEL 7 NOW!!!!!

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (0uuiT)

64 >>>So you've slept with Hillary too?

Posted by: Huma at July 28, 2016 11:44 PM (UPYhp)<<<

I'd rather be eaten by a T-Rex while sitting on a toilet taking a shit.

Posted by: Dr. Ian Malcolm at July 28, 2016 11:46 PM (H9MG5)

65 MAx: there wasn't slavery in England's actual hinterland but there were some slaves brought through the ports, like Liverpool. You're probably thinking of the Somerset case in 1772.

The map is mostly about "modern slavery" which is slaves in the field, not being traded. Also not counted is the crap the English were pulling in Ireland, the Belgians in the Congo etc etc.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 28, 2016 11:46 PM (6FqZa)

66 We used add a rock at a time until our jump was so unstable that someone wrecked.

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:46 PM (HJQI1)

67 63 After showing Hillary's speech I guess abc just figures it's bot night

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:46 PM (0uuiT)

68 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758708645051981824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758708789843484672

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758708918587621376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758709047528984576

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758709187962662912

Posted by: kbdabear at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (Kc2YQ)

69 So. Are the talking heads are swooning

Posted by: ThunderB at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (zOTsN)

70 I still have a front tooth chip that I have to repair every decade or so from a bike flip off a not very well constructed ramp.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (MNgU2)

71 Kids on my street jump their bikes over ramps all the time. Haven't seen them lay on the ground, though.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (IqV8l)

72 That closing pic isn't all that old. The F350 is something like a '88 - '91.
Back in the '70s, we used to just knock one set of legs off of a picnic table. Those ramps would launch you into orbit if you built up enough speed on the approach.

Posted by: Chi at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (I5KMJ)

73 The best representation of treating the disabled is South Park. Timmy and Jimmy are not seen by the other kids as any different than they are.

https://youtu.be/zshm7vneHN0

Posted by: buzzion at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (bMG0w)

74 65 Liz Hurley made Mr. Penie a slave so there's that

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (0uuiT)

75 59
Remember when we were kids, before cell phones and video games?



Basketball, football and baseball in the streets from 7 am to 10 pm
every single day in summer unless you were lucky enough to swim at the
Air Force Base pool all day (like I was).



Disappearing at 9 am to go "ride bikes" and coming home at 9 pm after having visited every place in your town at least once.



Playing in the woods with a couple of friends for hours and hours and hours and hours.



Blowing shit up with bombs made of pipes filled with match heads and never losing an eye or finger.



Watching a movie on Saturday night and eating popcorn and having a soda or candy.



Ahhh, good times, good times.

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Amazing post. Gives me hope on a dark evening that I can give this to my son in the coming years.

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (Dc/ui)

76 So. Are the talking heads are swooning
Posted by: ThunderB

I am fully engorged.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (UPYhp)

77 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 28, 2016 11:37 PM (R+3

Agreed. Slavery was also practiced in Europe, and I'm not just referring to the more recent Arbeit macht frei type either.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (EZebt)

78 That speech was painful. I will call my mother tomorrow and thank her for never scolding me in that tone ever, let alone for an hour. Yikes!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (GzDYP)

79 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758709315922518019

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758709467898839042

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758709629480267776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758710020490035206

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/758710154741288960

Posted by: kbdabear at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (Kc2YQ)

80 60
Was banging the Portuguese cleaning-lady's slave on my desk wrong?



I didn't see anything about it in the company policy manual Human Resources gave me.

Posted by: george costanza

It's the only way we'll release our 5th Chakra, George!

Posted by: Warren Beatty at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (3b9U4)

81 Unless they make movies like me.
Posted by: Adam Sandler at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (Ojki1)

Or me now.

Posted by: Paul Feig at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (cC/ZB)

82 Is that a proper map? That map totally infers that Portugal had nothing to do with slavery when they practically were the Wal-Mart of the slave trade.

Posted by: Mad Joel at July 28, 2016 11:41 PM (y8qpN)

Very good point. They are only mapping where slaves were held, not the countries that enslaved them.

Had they mapped those countries then Britain, Spain, Portugal, and Belgium, among others, would be prominently displayed.

Another fun map they should create would be the one where governments in the last 150 years have slaughtered over a hundred thousand of their own citizens for ideological reasons. That map would pretty much include the entire world except for the US, Canada, NZ, Australia and Britain.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (CS7jF)

83 47>>>map, I'll use it. This was the best one I could find in nearly 300 seconds of googling.

See nothing is too good for us according to Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (voOPb)

84 >>Back in the '70s, we used to just knock one set of legs off of a picnic table.


Must have been nice.


Our picnic table was just an old stump.

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (HJQI1)

85 The long departed mother of a friend was a conspiracy theorist. The day after JFK was shot, she started having all these strange beliefs that everything is connected: JFK, RFK, Manson, Jonestown, Jet crashes, etc. Somebody was causing all of this but she didnt know who. I knew she was well known and had a radio show at one time and had a big following. Someone uploaded all these tapes of her radio shows on youtube and she is crazy as a loon. People still think she was a prophet. Sort of like an early Art Bell but nuts.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (iQIUe)

86 Oh, and that thing about umbrellas is true.

Back before they were acceptable, men who needed to be outdoors wore hats. Hat of all sorts, depending on what the prevailing weather was.
Especially those men who worked outdoors and could not have one hand encumbered needlessly.

Perhaps an umbrella was another social signal that one didn't need to use ones hands for anything more important than holding a large hat well above ones head.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (kKHcp)

87
That's a fancy jump.



We just had half of an old 2 x 6 and some rocks.

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:34 PM (HJQI1)







Yeah, that takes me back.

My Dad threw away a rotted 4x8 plywood sheet once, and of course I pulled it from the dumpster and dragged it two blocks away to build a frickin' awesome jump in a vacant part of the base housing area.

A day or so later, Pop happened to drive by the exact spot where we'd set it up and he RECOGNIZED THE EXACT PIECE OF ROTTING PLYWOOD. So yeah, I had to dismantle it and drag it back to our dumpster, and I got grounded for a week on top of it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (LuZz8)

88 I had a few old stumps in my day....just a few.

Posted by: Warren Beatty at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (3b9U4)

89 Hmmm. Even Jennifer Griffin was saying she's never seen more American flags in one place than at the DNC tonight.

The Dems really are despicable liars, frauds, and all about Hollywood make believe.

Posted by: SMOD, take me away at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (H9MG5)

90 th - under 100

Soooo, we meet again. And in such circumstances!

Posted by: mindful webworker - elementarily at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (3rpCw)

91
Also not counted is the crap the English were pulling in Ireland, the Belgians in the Congo etc etc.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 28, 2016 11:46 PM (6FqZa)
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Oh ffs no Belgian Congo.

By the way, have the American school kids ever heard of the Holocaust? I think some slave labor was involved there.

Lo-info-American student: "What's a hollow cost? Maybe a -- I'm not sure, what is it?"

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (5o5ek)

92 Sharkman, I bet a lot of Africa doesn't appear in a map of slaughter for ideological reasons. . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

93 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 28, 2016 11:51 PM (T/cxb)

94 >>I am fully engorged.
Posted by: Rachel Maddow at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM


Sweep the Third Leg!

No Mercy.

Posted by: Sensei Kreese at July 28, 2016 11:51 PM (HJQI1)

95 50 Jim Jeffries wanted to hire someone with a disability to play the role in his project but because of the limitations of how many hours they could work and other liabilities he was forced to hire a non disabled actor. I just listen to his comedy bit on Pandora today just on that subject. Neat coincidence.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 28, 2016 11:43 PM (MNgU2)


Yeah in one of his acts he talks about this. He wanted to cast an actor who actually had MS but the union rules basically wouldn't allow it. So he then tried to cast actors who actually used wheelchairs but it turned out the two best candidates were actually faking it - to the point of renting wheelchairs and fake nurses to push them around. So he finally picked DJ Qualls who's a great actor and who looks like he belongs in a wheelchair anyway.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 28, 2016 11:51 PM (wqVD1)

96 59 Remember when we were kids, before cell phones and video games?

Basketball, football and baseball in the streets from 7 am to 10 pm every single day in summer unless you were lucky enough to swim at the Air Force Base pool all day (like I was).

Disappearing at 9 am to go "ride bikes" and coming home at 9 pm after having visited every place in your town at least once.

Playing in the woods with a couple of friends for hours and hours and hours and hours.

Blowing shit up with bombs made of pipes filled with match heads and never losing an eye or finger.

Watching a movie on Saturday night and eating popcorn and having a soda or candy.

Ahhh, good times, good times.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 28, 2016 11:45 PM (CS7jF)



I do not believe that video games are the biggest hindrance to any of this. I believe the problem is helicopter parents afraid to let their kids go more than a block away from home without supervision.

Posted by: buzzion at July 28, 2016 11:51 PM (bMG0w)

97 Robert T. Ironside

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 28, 2016 11:52 PM (IqV8l)

98
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (EZebt)

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Our bite mocked fry? I don't get it.

Posted by: Tiffanee at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (5o5ek)

99 Raincoats are the ticket!

Posted by: Pee Wee Herman at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (avEKX)

100
Especially those men who worked outdoors and could not have one hand encumbered needlessly.










I think it's still military regulations that umbrellas are prohibited when in uniform. Because it interferes with the ability to salute.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (LuZz8)

101 To be fair, skateboarders took over and then bikes made a comeback. The jumps and tricks the kids do today are pretty awesome. Watch the X games or some of the Red Bull competitions. White boys be crazy.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (MNgU2)

102 SO...Chelsea, how'd she do?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (NOIQH)

103 Was it here the other night?
The first American slave owner was black.
A high percentage of Southern slave owners were black. There's a lot of bs out there about antebellum America.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (cdYPW)

104 Is the scary woman through yelling?

Posted by: huerfano at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (jkkMG)

105 I do not believe that video games are the biggest hindrance to any of this. I believe the problem is helicopter parents afraid to let their kids go more than a block away from home without supervision.
Posted by: buzzion at July 28, 2016 11:51 PM (bMG0w)

This, plus for non-helicopter parents the fear that they'll get arrested and CPS will take their kids away if they let their kids play outside by themselves.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (0mRoj)

106 82
Another fun map they should create would be the one where governments in the last 150 years have slaughtered over a hundred thousand of their own citizens for ideological reasons. That map would pretty much include the entire world except for the US, Canada, NZ, Australia and Britain.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (CS7jF)


A hundred thousand? Try a hundred million.

Posted by: rickl at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (sdi6R)

107 I hope someone takes pictures of all those American flags trampled on the floor and unceremoniously dumped in the trash can

Posted by: ThunderB at July 28, 2016 11:55 PM (zOTsN)

108 Did the Zamboni come in to clean all the jizz off the MSNBC crew yet?

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 28, 2016 11:55 PM (aZxzS)

109 Is the scary woman through yelling?

Posted by: huerfano at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (jkkMG)


Crazy eyes.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 28, 2016 11:55 PM (cdYPW)

110 So will Trump come after her with brass knuckles or make fun of her tomorrow?

Posted by: Jmel at July 28, 2016 11:55 PM (15vyA)

111 >>SO...Chelsea, how'd she do?


She earned her sugar cubes.

Posted by: garrett at July 28, 2016 11:55 PM (HJQI1)

112 I do not believe that video games are the biggest hindrance to any of this. I believe the problem is helicopter parents afraid to let their kids go more than a block away from home without supervision.
Posted by: buzzion

This. I had NES and Dos PC games when I was a kid, but we still spent most of our time outside playing. But we also had parents who said, "go outside and don't come back until sundown."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (UPYhp)

113 43

I don't like iforgot's nick and I think he should be banned for it.
Haha not really I just wanted to see how it feels.
Don't see the appeal...

Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:42 PM (0uuiT)


You can get a wholly undeserved reputations for "connections" or "undue influence over the blog" if you just constantly recommend that irritating people be banned.....sooner or later, the way things go, they generally are.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

114 "By the way, have the American school kids ever heard of the Holocaust? I think some slave labor was involved there.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 28, 2016 11:50 PM (5o5ek)"

Had a movie role once that had a bit of that in it as a motivating factor.

I'm not talking about the one with the apes either.

Posted by: Charlton Heston at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (Ojki1)

115 105 This, plus for non-helicopter parents the fear that they'll get arrested and CPS will take their kids away if they let their kids play outside by themselves.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (0mRoj)


Yes. The CPS monster has grown to amazing proportions. We now have Government surrogates in our companies (what do you think HR mostly does?), Government telling us how to raise our children, and a long list of other things I'm sure you all could name.

Posted by: Splunge at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)

116 >>>So. Are the talking heads are swooning

Posted by: ThunderB at July 28, 2016 11:47 PM (zOTsN)<<<

Dem Doug Schoen not really excited. Says she bet on USA chants, generals, saying that America is strong, and from polling he sees, he doesn't think people are gonna to fall for it.

Posted by: SMOD, take me away at July 28, 2016 11:57 PM (H9MG5)

117 "I'm not trying to find myself. I'm in New Mexico, not India."

SO...Chelsea, how'd she do?
Posted by: Lizzy at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (NOIQH)
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I only saw about 5 seconds, but she was utterly graceless and predictable. Makeup artists had performed a miracle on her but she couldn't hold a candle to Ivanka (meow).

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 28, 2016 11:57 PM (5o5ek)

118 Re: slavery - How many of them tweeted #BringBackOurGirls without ever knowing that the girls ended up being auctioned off as sex slaves/wives to muslim Boko Haram members?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 28, 2016 11:57 PM (NOIQH)

119 Yes. The CPS monster has grown to amazing proportions. We now have Government surrogates in our companies (what do you think HR mostly does?), Government telling us how to raise our children, and a long list of other things I'm sure you all could name.
Posted by: Splunge at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)

They're all up in our business about pretty much everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 28, 2016 11:58 PM (0mRoj)

120 They gave me two rules and two rules only.

1. You can't go north of 92nd St.

2. Don't call from jail because we're not coming to get you.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 28, 2016 11:58 PM (EZebt)

121 I think it's still military regulations that umbrellas are prohibited when in uniform. Because it interferes with the ability to salute.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (LuZz

That would make sense. In a military fashion.

I was thinking more on the lines of the protective qualities of wide brimmed hats. Wide enough to divert rain to a well oiled jacket. So you can be outside in the rain and not miserable.

Or like mexicans in their sombreros, out in blazing hot sun and still in the shade.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 28, 2016 11:59 PM (kKHcp)

122 55: Paula Zahn. Haven't seen that name in at least a decade. What happened to her?

Posted by: Jackal at July 28, 2016 11:59 PM (NiR1r)

123
Religious intolerance at a conservative blog, smh.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (5o5ek)

124 Government telling us how to raise our children, and a long list of other things I'm sure you all could name.
Posted by: Splunge at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)
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They're all up in our business about pretty much everything.
Posted by: Insomniac
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It takes a Village!!!

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (I5KMJ)

125 Shotgun video is nice, maet-o.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (9ym/8)

126 Paula Zahn. Haven't seen that name in at least a decade. What happened to her?
Posted by: Jackal

Hosting informative murder-porn show on Investigative Discovery.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (UPYhp)

127 124 Government telling us how to raise our children, and a long list of other things I'm sure you all could name.
Posted by: Splunge at July 28, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)
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They're all up in our business about pretty much everything.
Posted by: Insomniac
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It takes a Village!!!
Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (I5KMJ)

Yeah. Fuck that collectivist, totalitarian shit right in the ear.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (0mRoj)

128 Hmmm. Even Jennifer Griffin was saying she's never seen more American flags in one place than at the DNC tonight.
So, there were three then?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:00 AM (LdMbv)

129 It's still unmanly to use an umbrella when you only have to go 100 feet or less.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 29, 2016 12:01 AM (MNgU2)

130 it also ignores slavery and abolition in England. Bullshit map.
Posted by: MAx at July 28, 2016 11:39 PM (0uuiT)


The gray also indicates no data.

It could also be argued that chattel slavery was never actually legal in England itself, with no proactive parliamentary measures, and with the Common Law being antithetical thereto.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 29, 2016 12:01 AM (vBeA5)

131 126: Well, that's certainly a drop!

Posted by: Jackal at July 29, 2016 12:01 AM (NiR1r)

132 CPS. That train, before WWII, loaded with homeless kids from NYC that traveled through the mid-west whistle stopping and allowing rural folks to give the kids a home and have a family. Never again.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 12:02 AM (cdYPW)

133 129 It's still unmanly to use an umbrella when you only have to go 100 feet or less.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 29, 2016 12:01 AM (MNgU2)

Eh, I dunno about that. A Florida summer afternoon thunderstorm will drench you to the bone in the time it takes to walk or even run 100 feet.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 12:03 AM (0mRoj)

134 55: Paula Zahn. Haven't seen that name in at least a decade. What happened to her?
Posted by: Jackal


Me too. I remember when the final court decision came down on the Bush-vs-Gore recount, her show was on, and she was explaining how according to the decision, that Gore was the new President. And then Bill O'Reilly came on, after being called and arriving at the studio, and set the record straight.

I recovered from a minor heart attack that night...

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 12:03 AM (CXLVd)

135 Police 3D-Printed A Murder Victim's Finger To Unlock His Phone

In the olde days, they'd've just taken his finger...! Ah, what we've lost due to technology!

Posted by: mindful webworker - base nine thinking at July 29, 2016 12:04 AM (3rpCw)

136 Enlarge the photo of Cankles Drudge has up right now and look at her upper teeth. Don't they look like they're about to slide out of her mouth a la Alien?

Posted by: Tuna at July 29, 2016 12:04 AM (JSovD)

137 >>>I only saw about 5 seconds, but she was utterly graceless and
predictable. Makeup artists had performed a miracle on her but she
couldn't hold a candle to Ivanka (meow).<<<




Don Clintone: Well, my friend, are you ready to do me this service?


Bonasera: Yes. What do you want me to do? **the two walk into a room, where a body lies on a table... **


Don Clintone: **staring at the table** I want you to use all your powers, and all your skills. I don't want her mother to see her this way. **he draws back the sheet to reveal, to a horrified Bonasera, the face of Chelsea** Get her ready for her speech.

Posted by: The Dogfather at July 29, 2016 12:04 AM (H9MG5)

138 128 Hmmm. Even Jennifer Griffin was saying she's never seen more American flags in one place than at the DNC tonight.
So, there were three then?
Posted by: andycanuck
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Six. They had to take them from atop Philly city hall building to put on camera after it was noted that no flags were on display.
Yes, really.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:04 AM (I5KMJ)

139 Serfs weren't slave slaves.

Posted by: Whoopie Hallenbeck at July 29, 2016 12:05 AM (MNgU2)

140 Crap! There's a hole in my Urban Sombrero.

Damn you, J. Peterman! Damn you!

It's the Nutria-Sable Hat fiasco all over again!

Posted by: urban hipster at July 29, 2016 12:05 AM (LdMbv)

141 102 SO...Chelsea, how'd she do?
Posted by: Lizzy at July 28, 2016 11:53 PM (NOIQH)


Placed in the 5th race at Saratoga.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 29, 2016 12:05 AM (1JnAL)

142 >>I do not believe that video games are the biggest hindrance to any of
this. I believe the problem is helicopter parents afraid to let their
kids go more than a block away from home without supervision

Think another reason is the micro-management of kids' after school time. Somehow sports have become something that kids need to start early and commit to if they want any chance of participating in HS team, so they're not just on little league, but attending baseball training camps in the summer, weight training in the winter, etc. Of course this is not always the case, but I've had some interesting chats with colleagues who are doing things like having their 6 year son old work with a trainer to correct his pitches.

Think part of it is also that this time has to be structured to accommodate for both parents working, such as enrolling them in something that starts right after school and occupies them for several hours until pick-up time. And even if there's a nanny, no nanny would ever feel comfortable letting the kids roam the neighborhood.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2016 12:05 AM (NOIQH)

143 Overbite?

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 12:05 AM (cdYPW)

144 I do not believe that video games are the biggest hindrance to any of
this. I believe the problem is helicopter parents afraid to let their
kids go more than a block away from home without supervision.

Posted by: buzzion///

When I was growing up in a family that had 6 kids and that was normal. The thing my Mom wanted most was for us to be outside. Not because she was mean but just to have some peace and quiet.

Life is way different now when the normal is 2 kids. Good bad or indiferent parents have way more control than they used to.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 29, 2016 12:06 AM (BZey7)

145 Six. They had to take them from atop Philly city hall building to put on camera after it was noted that no flags were on display.
Yes, really.
Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:04 AM (I5KMJ)

A real patriotic lot. People forget that these cocksuckers hate America.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 12:06 AM (0mRoj)

146 Me too. I remember when the final court decision came down on the Bush-vs-Gore recount, her show was on, and she was explaining how according to the decision, that Gore was the new President. And then Bill O'Reilly came on, after being called and arriving at the studio, and set the record straight.

I recovered from a minor heart attack that night...


Oh that night. I still remember it as I was working and the idiot manager came on the intercom to tell the results- and then later with the other results- as he was sitting in his office listening to the radio (probably) rather than working.

One of man reasons I did not like that person.

Posted by: Bete remembering some really bad days at July 29, 2016 12:06 AM (Ojki1)

147 122 55: Paula Zahn. Haven't seen that name in at least a decade. What happened to her?
Posted by: Jackal at July 28, 2016 11:59 PM (NiR1r)

Paula was the original Fox heater and in her prime has yet to be beat.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 29, 2016 12:07 AM (Q9ugn)

148 So, Hillary is going to claim she invented opposition to the TPP and NAFTA, support for the military, patriotism, and friendliness to small businesses? And Trump is such an inexperienced bankrupt sexist ugly racist unsophisticated conman jerk that everything he touches will turn to orange scum?

That about it, her plan to win?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:07 AM (5o5ek)

149 Cnn saying Clinton totally missed an opportunity to unite the party by throwing some bones to the Bernie bots

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:07 AM (zOTsN)

150 >>>Ahhh, good times, good times.


They were, sounds like we grew up in the same neighborhood

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:08 AM (voOPb)

151 Cactus of Liberty: My phone is at 1% battery so please somebody fact check that for me.

Be sure to read the charging your cell article from the front page sidebar.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at July 29, 2016 12:09 AM (3rpCw)

152 If Berniebots throw in with Johnson it will be a new ballgame.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 12:09 AM (cdYPW)

153 I don't feel like Binging it but Czarist Russia only banned serfdom in the late 19th Century. (I vaguely recall that if an escaped serf lived in a town for a certain period of time he was made free; or he could purchase his freedom from his noble with money he earned in the city.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:09 AM (LdMbv)

154 Hillary's outfit made me think of playing Ghost in the Graveyard.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 29, 2016 12:10 AM (VxHD9)

155 147 122 55: Paula Zahn. Haven't seen that name in at least a decade. What happened to her?
Posted by: Jackal at July 28, 2016 11:59 PM (NiR1r)

Paula was the original Fox heater and in her prime has yet to be beat.
Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 29, 2016 12:07 AM (Q9ugn)

She's doing crime shows on ID Discovery
Still looks good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

156
Cnn saying Clinton totally missed an opportunity to unite the party by throwing some bones to the Bernie bots
Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:07 AM (zOTsN)
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I'm feeling better.

Actually, I'm on a damn roller coaster.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:10 AM (5o5ek)

157 In the neighborhood I grew up in a friend of mine thought it'd be cool to try and jump over his house, Got some friends together, stole a shitload of plywood from a construction site and leaned pieces of plywood against each side of the house stacked in a gradual transitioning type ramp. Both ramps felt pretty sound as we ran and jumped up and down on them. Being that it was my friends house he decided to take the first shot at making the jump. Living on a sidehill he got a full head of steam. When he hit the ramp the forks on his Huffy collapsed. He had to have reconstructive surgery on his face, his mom sued Huffy and received a large settlement.

Posted by: JROD at July 29, 2016 12:10 AM (wnwJC)

158 I have never owned or used an umbrella. ever. I wear a hat. or a hood. Or I hold my head high and get wet.

detestable, effeminate, cumbersome, eye poking, girly shield.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 29, 2016 12:11 AM (LWu6U)

159 Anyone notice Bubba falling asleep during the Hildabeast speech?

Posted by: Stupid is as Stupid does at July 29, 2016 12:11 AM (xB7fY)

160 I remember when I was a kid my friends and I all got fixated on stuff that blows up. I mean, no shit, what kids don't, but we went as far as taking a couple of screwdrivers with us and walking up and down the alleys looking for the holy grail of junk...the tossed out tube TV. We'd gut that thing of all the tubes worth tossing, and remember to come back at night and toss a brick through the picture tube too.

But we'd use those tubes as grenades for when we'd play army. Stupid. But fun.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 29, 2016 12:11 AM (kKHcp)

161 >.Hillary's outfit made me think of playing Ghost in the Graveyard

Heh.
If I had to guess, she chose white at least in part to appear light, in opposition to the work that all of the media coincidentally used to describe Trump's speech: dark.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2016 12:11 AM (NOIQH)

162 How many minutes was Crooked Hillary's speech?

If it wasn't even close to 1 hour 17 minutes, I'll expect Trump to pointing out her lack of stamina and probable health issues.

Too ill. Sad.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:12 AM (LdMbv)

163 Ahhh, good times, good times.

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Amazing post. Gives me hope on a dark evening that I can give this to my son in the coming years.

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 28, 2016 11:48 PM (Dc/ui)


Thanks. I tell this to my 9 year old daughter all the time and she just rolls her eyes.

Then I say: "Oh, yeah, smarty?!?! Time to go to the park and play until your arms and legs fall off!!!"

And she yells: "Best Daddy Ever!"

Kids really do want to play outside but it's the parents who are petrified now of letting them do so because we've bought into the "There's a Mass-Murdering Pedophile Junkie Under Every Rock" bullshit that is shown on the news and daytime television.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:13 AM (CS7jF)

164 I have never owned or used an umbrella. ever. I wear a hat. or a hood. Or I hold my head high and get wet.

detestable, effeminate, cumbersome, eye poking, girly shield.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 29, 2016 12:11 AM

I have 2. One opens into the shape of a Yankees cap (the store didn't have the Indians) and the other is an Umbrella Corporation umbrella with alternating red and white panels, cause I'm a game nerd like that.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 29, 2016 12:13 AM (Ojki1)

165 147: Meh, Laurie Dhue was hotter (and still is).

Posted by: Jackal at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (NiR1r)

166 It takes a Village!!!
Posted by: Chi

Those were the best nights....sigh....

Posted by: Warren Beatty at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (3b9U4)

167
I've been reading a couple of books on Stalin. It's depressing. I dont know how people can get so fked up in the head. Same with Nazism and the French Revolution. And with the French and the Russians, the ones in charge eventually had done to them what they did to others. It's really weird how some of the ruskies managed to serve the purges or not get executed after Stalin died.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (iQIUe)

168 James Bolivar diGriz tended to wear gloves with the fingerprints of various public officials when committing crimes in the Stainless Steel Rat books.

I always wanted to do that.

Not that I wanted to steal, of course.

Posted by: Kindlot at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (ry34m)

169 Trump having himself a tweet storm rebutting her dumb ass speech and his tweets are actually on point.

Posted by: IC at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (I2yCT)

170 122 55: Paula Zahn. Haven't seen that name in at least a decade. What happened to her?
Posted by: Jackal at July 28, 2016 11:59 PM (NiR1r)


Left FOXNews for CNN amidst much fanfare and a "zipper" sound effect. Basically swapped shows with Greta, and ended up getting her clock cleaned in the ratings.

Now hosting a show on Investigative Discovery channel.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (1JnAL)

171 Still looks good
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Yeah, I remember her being a looker. Quick hit on Google shows her genes to be holding strong.

Still, she's the woman that told me that Gore was going to be my next president, so the thought of sexing her up holds all the anticipation of the same thought about Marilyn Mosby...

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (CXLVd)

172 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

He's already responding to her speech.


Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2016 12:14 AM (NOIQH)

173 153
I don't feel like Binging it but Czarist Russia only banned serfdom in
the late 19th Century. (I vaguely recall that if an escaped serf lived
in a town for a certain period of time he was made free; or he could
purchase his freedom from his noble with money he earned in the city.)

--
1862.

Posted by: Revenant at July 29, 2016 12:15 AM (3DSAh)

174
Kids really do want to play outside but it's the parents who are petrified now of letting them do so because we've bought into the "There's a Mass-Murdering Pedophile Junkie Under Every Rock" bullshit that is shown on the news and daytime television.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:13 AM (CS7jF)



Well quit watching C-SPAN when Harry Reid is speaking.

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 12:15 AM (bMG0w)

175 Thanks Maet, and a good evening to all

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:15 AM (6RY24)

176 Too many egos on the Democrat side to unite the party and give Hillary any chance at being anything other than a stepford wife for her pimp daddy.

They're done, except for the voter fraud.

Posted by: Fritz at July 29, 2016 12:16 AM (WYh6/)

177 My AC died a week ago at the worst possible time. 90s high humidity and lows at nigh high 70s. Today 2 nice men installed a new one and the temp and humidity in my house is finally back to heavenly. Man I love technology.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 29, 2016 12:16 AM (BZey7)

178
Posted by: JROD at July 29, 2016 12:10 AM (wnwJC)

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Me 'n' my friends jumped off the garage roof, but we were just girls.

However, my one friend jumped off and it turned out there was a giant-ass craggy rock under the waves of nice soft grass below.

Funnily enough, a few years later we all did it again and the same friend hit the same rock.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:16 AM (5o5ek)

179 jake
jake
jake


!!!!

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 12:17 AM (v+nPg)

180 167: Read "In The Court of the Red Czar". The account of Stalin's last moments is pretty descriptive as to the ultimate result of his reign of terror.

Posted by: Jackal at July 29, 2016 12:17 AM (NiR1r)

181
I heard that after that big asteroid hit the Yucatan and wiped out most of life on the planet, the surviving mammal was the sloth bc they can burrow underground. So, you OWE the sloth. Or, maybe it was the weasel? Close enough.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (iQIUe)

182 Video games were for rainy days. We had Atari, Intellivision, and Colecovision.

Today's games are so much more immersive than early 80's technology.

Most of us think that "Play 60" is ridiculous.

We were out from dusk until dark with only a break for dinner. We made out own games and rules if other kids or equipment weren't available.

We were also industrious. We shoveled driveways, mowed lawns, raked leaves, painted garage doors and trim, gathered aluminum cans, ...etc. Twenty bucks to a twelve-year-old was a fortune.

I had a Donald Duck plastic "piggy bank" that I stuffed with Ones, Fives, Tens and change.

I bought my own ten-speed at thirteen for $150.00

In High School, I distributed a fireworks flier to take orders from other like-minded pyromaniacs. The buy-one-get-one-free offer they had was good enough for me to make almost five-hundred dollars off of people coming by to collect what they ordered.

I made another five-hundred off of kids in my neighborhood.

At eighteen, not only did I have a part-time job, but I had enough money to pay double to people willing to buy beer for an eighteen-year-old.

I was a freaking king.

...and yes, I saved most of that money because that's what you were supposed to do.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (6gk0M)

183 Happy-ish Thursday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Lawn Maintenance Critic ... at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (AoK0a)

184 I've been reading a couple of books on Stalin.
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Which books, I'm curious? Which one(s) do you like best?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (5o5ek)

185 Me 'n' my friends jumped off the garage roof, but we were just girls.

Why didn't you use your mom's umbrella?

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (6RY24)

186 Trumps going after her on twitter right now

Basically saying she is a war monger who wants a border less world leaving workers unprotected leaving devastation and chaos in her wake

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (zOTsN)

187 Thank you, Revenant.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:19 AM (LdMbv)

188

He says corruption and devastation follow her wherever she goes

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:19 AM (zOTsN)

189 Trump forgot "thief".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 29, 2016 12:19 AM (6FqZa)

190 Haha, anyone read Ben Shapiro's tweet to the speech? Quite epic. I don't know how to kinky but RedState Watcher has it.

Posted by: IC at July 29, 2016 12:20 AM (I2yCT)

191 Man, I never get tired of seeing that Lisa Boothe. Any chance she can replace That Strong, Sassy Megyn?

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 12:20 AM (CXLVd)

192 guess the rock had his name on it.

. . . It's at least got his DNA signature by now

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 29, 2016 12:21 AM (6FqZa)

193
That fence they built around the arena sure kept people out.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:21 AM (iQIUe)

194 186 Trumps going after her on twitter right now

Basically saying she is a war monger who wants a border less world leaving workers unprotected leaving devastation and chaos in her wake

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (zOTsN)



So he's going with an interesting strategy. The Truth.

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 12:21 AM (bMG0w)

195 "I don't know how to kinky"

I hear it has something to do with Safe Words.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 29, 2016 12:21 AM (6FqZa)

196 "That feeling of being valued and loved --- that's what my mom wants for
every child,"[Chelsea] told the crowd. "It is the calling of her life."



That would be PP's Margaret Sanger Award winner Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2016 12:22 AM (NOIQH)

197 BTW, Maet, there's something adding extra space between paragraphs in the various comment sections; and the readable page-width is a bit narrower than usual too if that indicates anything amiss with the page formatting.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:22 AM (LdMbv)

198
https://goo.gl/l8uKSQ

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:22 AM (iQIUe)

199 Me 'n' my friends jumped off the garage roof, but we were just girls.

Why didn't you use your mom's umbrella?
Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (6RY24)
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What do you think we were, stupid? We used capes.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:23 AM (5o5ek)

200 Sharkman: Blowing shit up with bombs made of pipes filled with match heads and never losing an eye or finger.

Well, we never lost an eye or a finger, but there was always the story about that friend's cousin who did.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wasted yout', wasting old age at July 29, 2016 12:24 AM (3rpCw)

201 BTW

A nice personal reflection on the late Jack Davis by Jimmy Johnson (Arlo and Janis)
http://arloandjanis.com/where-my-day-begins

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me whirry? at July 29, 2016 12:24 AM (3rpCw)

202 Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (6RY24)
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What do you think we were, stupid? We used capes.
-----------------

I mean like, What do you think we were -- stupid?

Punctuation, internet, never can tell, etc.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:25 AM (5o5ek)

203 Another fun map they should create would be the one where governments in the last 150 years have slaughtered over a hundred thousand of their own citizens for ideological reasons. That map would pretty much include the entire world except for the US, Canada, NZ, Australia and Britain.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (CS7jF)

A hundred thousand? Try a hundred million.
Posted by: rickl at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (sdi6R)


Of course the total is over a hundred million. I was setting the threshold for an individual country at a hundred thousand just to have a proper map scale.

I've perused The Black Book of Communism and a lot of the works of Robert Conquest, especially his book "Harvest of Sorrow" which is about the forced famine in the Ukraine in 1929-33, where the Soviets killed about 8 million people by basically rolling into every village after harvest time and simply loading up all their harvested crops and livestock and then leaving.

In the edition of Harvest of Sorrow that I read, Conquest started by saying something like "for each letter in this book, not word or paragraph, but letter, 25 Ukrainian people were starved to death as official Soviet policy between the years 1929 - 1933.

There were photos of people who'd eaten their own children in desperation.

The

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:25 AM (CS7jF)

204 n the olde days, they'd've just taken his finger...!

It's an iPhone. Take it to the finger.

Posted by: t-bird at July 29, 2016 12:25 AM (oFSUK)

205 200 Sharkman: Blowing shit up with bombs made of pipes filled with match heads and never losing an eye or finger.

Well, we never lost an eye or a finger, but there was always the story about that friend's cousin who did.
Posted by: mindful webworker - wasted yout', wasting old age at July 29, 2016 12:24 AM (3rpCw)

Usually told by someone's overly-worried mother.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 12:25 AM (0mRoj)

206 I was a freaking king.

...and yes, I saved most of that money because that's what you were supposed to do.
Posted by: Slapweasel
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You left out the part about playing soccer, King...

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:26 AM (I5KMJ)

207 Serfs weren't slave slaves.

Posted by: Whoopie Hallenbeck at July 29, 2016 12:05 AM (MNgU2)


Continental style feudalism was introduced by William the Conquerer. And, as Daniel Hannan put it, the next few centuries were a gradual "throwing off of the Normal yoke".

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 29, 2016 12:26 AM (vBeA5)

208 Well 80% of the way through Lady Hornet and so far has been a fun and entertaining read. Plus references to Trump Tower, mutant ninja turtles, hoverboards, and 9/11 WTC attack being stopped by super-powered heroes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:26 AM (1kFWI)

209 184 I've been reading a couple of books on Stalin.
------------------

Which books, I'm curious? Which one(s) do you like best?
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:18 AM (5o5ek)

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Stalin Vol I by Stephen Kotlin
Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montifiore

Kotlin's is very good.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:27 AM (iQIUe)

210

John Podhoretz said the most amazing thing about her speech is that she gave it for free

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:27 AM (zOTsN)

211 What do you think we were, stupid? We used capes.

About that: https://youtu.be/Jy2YhxXn7NY

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 29, 2016 12:27 AM (T/cxb)

212 Really getting sick of megyn kelly. Her fawning over hillary tonight made me want to throw up

Posted by: Cornfed at July 29, 2016 12:28 AM (7U9RM)

213
Stalin Vol I by Stephen Kotlin
Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montifiore

Kotlin's is very good.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:27 AM (iQIUe)
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Thanks!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:28 AM (5o5ek)

214 has the horror ended?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2016 12:28 AM (uAvJJ)

215 What do you think we were, stupid? We used capes.

Girls...Superman can't really fly.

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:28 AM (6RY24)

216 @i forgot-Seriously don't know how I survived my youth. Eight years ago at 40 years old I remember being at work reflecting back on all the dangerously stupid shit I used to do as a kid. Didn't dawn on me til' later that I was doing this reflecting while waiting for permits to go weld on a live gasoline line at a refinery.

Posted by: JROD at July 29, 2016 12:29 AM (wnwJC)

217 Well, good night all. Must be up in a matter of hours.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:29 AM (5o5ek)

218 There are some hilarious inter-service rivalry insults in this Twitter link spurred-on by the DoD deciding to name a boat/ship for Harvey Milk:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/j5ts6yr

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:29 AM (LdMbv)

219 Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:22 AM (LdMbv)

Quit your bitiching
It's the new Canadian version

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:29 AM (voOPb)

220 >>>Life before video games and cell phones

That white pickup parked on the street looks like a mid 90s Ford F250.

Those kids are just taking a break before they head back inside for more video games. Except for that redhead laying on the ground. He's going to call his mommy on his cell phone to tell on the mean kid on the bike for not giving him a turn.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 29, 2016 12:29 AM (R+30W)

221 177--- My AC died a week ago at the worst possible time. 90s high humidity and lows at nigh high 70s. Today 2 nice men installed a new one and the temp and humidity in my house is finally back to heavenly. Man I love technology.
Posted by: Willy J. at July 29, 2016 12:16 AM (BZey7)
---------------------------------
Heh.
We just spent a week without hot water--- and what a treat it was when the new water heater was up and running.
These things may be annoying when they happen but are truly a great blessing. We take so much comfort for granted and it's good to be reminded how lucky we are!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 12:29 AM (T/5A0)

222 Author's name is Stephen Kotkin.

He is a geo political historian. He doesnt really care about unsubstantiated info about Stalin's childhood. No his father did not beat him. No he was not dumb. As he says, his father beat him and he was involved in schoolyard brawls yet he didnt murder tens of millions of people.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:30 AM (iQIUe)

223 I think I saw Linda Carter in the audience at Hillary's speech. She looked GILFy and bored.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 29, 2016 12:30 AM (VxHD9)

224 Goodnight I forgot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:30 AM (voOPb)

225 "You left out the part about playing soccer, King..."
-Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:26 AM (I5KMJ)

*HAH!*

Chi, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 12:31 AM (6gk0M)

226 214 has the horror ended?


Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2016 12:28 AM (uAvJJ)




Dunno. Did you turn the burner off from under the skillet?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 12:31 AM (v5iqM)

227 I don't feel like Binging it but Czarist Russia only banned serfdom in the late 19th Century. (I vaguely recall that if an escaped serf lived in a town for a certain period of time he was made free; or he could purchase his freedom from his noble with money he earned in the city.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:09 AM (LdMbv)


Somewhere in Russia:


"Pull!" "Serf's up!" "Bang!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 12:32 AM (GSdpU)

228 Ride, ride, ride the wild serf!!

Posted by: Some Russian serfer dude in 1837 at July 29, 2016 12:32 AM (q7T0y)

229 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:32 AM (q7T0y)

230
Thanks!
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 29, 2016 12:28 AM (5o5ek)

==========
If you check youtube, Kotkin has a number of interesting lectures on his book.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:32 AM (iQIUe)

231 227 I don't feel like Binging it but Czarist Russia only banned serfdom in the late 19th Century. (I vaguely recall that if an escaped serf lived in a town for a certain period of time he was made free; or he could purchase his freedom from his noble with money he earned in the city.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:09 AM (LdMbv)


Somewhere in Russia:


"Pull!" "Serf's up!" "Bang!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 12:32 AM (GSdpU)

Skeet serfin'!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 12:32 AM (0mRoj)

232 The account of Stalin's last moments is pretty descriptive as to the ultimate result of his reign of terror.

Posted by: Jackal at July 29, 2016 12:17 AM (NiR1r)


It is my fervent hope that he shit and pissed himself in fear, cried out for his mother, and asked for forgiveness of those around him who all laughed and then pissed in his face as he slowly expired, buckling over in severe pain, while hearing the devil coming for his soul.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:33 AM (CS7jF)

233 Surfin USSR
https://youtu.be/k_aogC5DE9o

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 29, 2016 12:33 AM (UPYhp)

234 For a long time, I thought that Stalin died peacefully in his sleep in bed at the Kremlin in 1953.

I was actually relieved to find out: he died in horrific pain, because everyone was too afraid of him to try and figure out what he was screaming in pain about.

It's still not in the same universe as 'fair', of course, given how many people he had murdered.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:34 AM (q7T0y)

235 "I knew she was well known and had a radio show at one time and had a big following."

Mae Brussel?

Posted by: torquewrench at July 29, 2016 12:34 AM (noWW6)

236 God bless and keep Justin Trudeau...

...far away from us, AOP.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 12:34 AM (LdMbv)

237 Gotta feed the baby. What's the difference between Generation 2 and 3 Magpuls for .223/.556?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at July 29, 2016 12:35 AM (Kucy5)

238 There was once a lefty troll at Twitter calling himself Stalin.

I had a lot of fun with him. Instead of just going apeshit like I usually do, I made fun of his trolling. "So you're Stalin this week, eh shitferbrains? What were you last week, Napoleon?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

239 Okay, I'm too tired and I've already rambled-on once.

Sleep soon!

Wahoooo!!!

G'Night, ev'ry-buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 12:35 AM (6gk0M)

240 It is interesting that after the plague wipes out most of the work force in England, the peasants could demand more money and also no longer be tied to the land. Some even were able to purchase their own land and became gentry.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:35 AM (iQIUe)

241 It's still not in the same universe as 'fair', of course, given how many people he had murdered.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:34 AM (q7T0y)


See there? My prayers were retroactively answers.

The Lord does work in mysterious ways.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:36 AM (CS7jF)

242 G'night, King Slap. Sleep well.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:37 AM (I5KMJ)

243 206
I was a freaking king.



...and yes, I saved most of that money because that's what you were supposed to do.

Posted by: Slapweasel

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You left out the part about playing soccer, King...

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:26 AM (I5KMJ)


He also left out the part where this wealth could have bought 5000 loaves of bread when he saved it; but it's been earning interest over the decades and now the total amount of savings and compound interest can now buy 30 loaves of bread.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

244 Lynda Carter while watching Hillary! spleef was probably thinking at those looking her, "Who do you think I am? Wonder Woman?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:37 AM (1kFWI)

245 Meteor showers predicted for tonight...

So, naturally, we finally get overcast and thunderstorm.

Posted by: mindful webworker - weather or not at July 29, 2016 12:38 AM (3rpCw)

246 ha!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2016 12:38 AM (uAvJJ)

247 Apparently Trump tweeted something during Hillary's speech:

Hillary's refusal to mention Radical Islam, as she pushes a 550% increase in refugees, is more proof that she is unfit to lead the country.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2016 12:39 AM (HXQyP)

248 Sharkman, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:39 AM (q7T0y)

249 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:37 AM (1kFWI)

Chuckle worthy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

250 There was a guy in law school who was a decent guy but he always wore a Mao long march hat with the red star on the front. You know, the same one that Che wore in the famous picture of him that all the lefties worship.


One day I just got sick of it and I walked up to him and said:

"Dude, Mao and his wife murdered something like 60 million innocent men, women and children. Perhaps next week you could wear your fucking SS Sturmbannfuhrer cap?"

He looked at me like I was insane and didn't say a word as I walked off. These days I'd have been kicked out of school.

He never word that stupid Mao cap to school again, though.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:40 AM (CS7jF)

251 ChemJeff still reducing to carbonized form innocent meat products?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:40 AM (1kFWI)

252
DNC has prevented the press from getting near the protests to cover them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:40 AM (iQIUe)

253 Sharkman, good for you.

I remember in the 1990s when it was cool for a while to wear Charlie Manson T-shirts. On one of the shows I used to watch, one of the 'good guys' just tore into a teenager wearing one. I loved it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:41 AM (q7T0y)

254 Speaking of childhood, my brothers used to make models of ships --- I mean rather nice ones that took a bit of time. I remember one in particular of the Bounty that was really cool. Plastic, but cool.

Then they would sail float them in the pond and get these itty-bitty cannons they made and would blow the ships up. WTF? WTF?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 12:41 AM (T/5A0)

255
Skeet serfin'!

https://youtu.be/7f_19nxNfjs

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 29, 2016 12:42 AM (IqV8l)

256 Holy Shit! Laurie Dhue is listed as 6'3".... So she is more like 6'6". That is one tall drink of moonshine.

And no she does not hold a candle to Paula Zahn. Paula in her prime on Fox is the good standard of heaters like Janine is for tongues and lesbian porn.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 29, 2016 12:43 AM (Q9ugn)

257 Then they would sail float them in the pond and get these itty-bitty cannons they made and would blow the ships up. WTF? WTF?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 12:41 AM (T/5A0)

To kids of a certain age, there's almost nothing that's made that isn't made better by blowing it up!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 29, 2016 12:43 AM (kKHcp)

258 Margarita, your brothers wouldn't dare sink this one after completion

http://www.squadron.com/Trumpeter-1-200-HMS-Hood-TR03710-p/tr03710.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:43 AM (1kFWI)

259 And I know some people here don' like Ben Shapiro, but his takedown of Hillary's speech was quite good:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h354l2v

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2016 12:43 AM (HXQyP)

260 ...The rain-repelling revolution had begun, with the dearly departed Hanway as its pioneer. Not all heroes wear capes, but some carry umbrellas.

Fags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 29, 2016 12:44 AM (zc3Db)

261 Umbrellas- I have one. Red, white, blue panels, larger than the usual. Never used it in the rain, though.

Used it last week at the air show, for portable shade on demand on the tarmac. Thunderbirds put on a good show, as always.

Posted by: Growler at July 29, 2016 12:44 AM (v9gSJ)

262 In the earliest colonial days of America, we didn't have true slavery; instead, we had something called "indentured servitude". Basically, you got free passage to one of the American colonies, at the cost of a few years of working for a wealthy colonist.

This option was also offered to some convicted criminals as a substitute for going to gaol (pronounced "jail"; yep, that's where that word came from).

Indentured servitude was based on the "slavery" of the Old Testament, which was limited to a period of seven years unless the slave chose to make it permanent (which he might choose to do if, for example, his master gave him a wife). But it was never intended to become permanent thing; it was just a way to work off a debt, whether a monetary debt to pay for passage to the New World, or a criminal "debt to society", or both.

That all changed in 1654. A black man named Anthony Johnson, who'd come here as an indentured servant from Africa and had long ago paid off his indenture and gotten some farming land for himself, now had an indentured servant of his own, another black man named John Casor.

Casor became friendly with one of Johnson's neighbors, a white farmer whose name I don't remember (I don't think I've actually even seen that guy's name, truth be told), and he asked Johnson to release him from his indenture early so he could go to work for that white dude instead.

Johnson was pissed off, and decided to sue Casor, in the British courts that ruled here at the time, to make Casor's indenture permanent. Johnson leaned heavily in this suit on what we now call multiculturalism, arguing, basically, "Hey, where I come from from, we don't mess around with this 'temporary indenture' bullshit; we buy a slave, and then we own him forever. So, I'm asking you, here... just let me exercise that part of my culture in this strange land in which I now find myself."

The British court ruled in Johnson's favor, out of a combination of self-interest (wow, this "slavery" thing is a much better investment than an indenture) and the fact that Casor had no means of hiring an attorney to argue his case.

And that's how slavery came to be a thing in the US. It was petitioned for in 1654 by a black African immigrant and imposed by the British courts that governed here at the time.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 29, 2016 12:45 AM (0OG8D)

263 I have an umbrella made from the skin of my enemies!!

Also a coat, a lamp, scarves, tents...

Posted by: Hillary... Smith at July 29, 2016 12:45 AM (q7T0y)

264 He never word that stupid Mao cap to school again, though.

In the 60's and early 70's around here, that hat would have gotten slapped off his head for the halibut.

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:45 AM (6RY24)

265 258 Margarita, your brothers wouldn't dare sink this one after completion

http://www.squadron.com/Trumpeter-1-200-HMS-Hood-TR03710-p/tr03710.htm
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:43 AM (1kFWI)
--------------------------------
Wow. Just wow.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 12:46 AM (T/5A0)

266
Margarita, your brothers wouldn't dare sink this one after completion

http://www.squadron.com/Trumpeter-1-200-HMS-Hood-TR03710-p/tr03710.htm
Posted by: Anna Puma


If they had a Bismarck...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 29, 2016 12:47 AM (IqV8l)

267 Wow

Twitter I'm seeing is hating on Hillary. Of course Hillary tweets a picture of her self hugging Bill captioned, "The next president of the United States and her husband"

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 12:47 AM (zOTsN)

268 Then they would sail float them in the pond and get these itty-bitty cannons they made and would blow the ships up. WTF? WTF?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille
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I did the same thing with my model cars. After they sat on the shelf for a week or so, they went into rotation for my "stunt show" a la Hooper & The Fall Guy.
Many smoke bombs, firecrackers aND bottle rockets were used to make elaborate staged scenes. I may or may not have used every bottle of Zippo fluid Dad ever bought as well...

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (I5KMJ)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (q7T0y)

270 245
Meteor showers predicted for tonight...



So, naturally, we finally get overcast and thunderstorm.

Posted by: mindful webworker - weather or not at July 29, 2016 12:38 AM (3rpCw)


We've got smoke. The whole day has had a pink/sepia tinge.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (EzgxV)

271 196 "That feeling of being valued and loved --- that's what my mom wants for
every child,"[Chelsea] told the crowd. "It is the calling of her life."


That would be PP's Margaret Sanger Award winner Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2016 12:22 AM (NOIQH)

Honey, if you won't love 'em, send 'em to me and I will.

Fuckers never consider all the sterile couples out there just dying to adopt, do they?

Fuckers.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (+YMhA)

272 On one hand he doesn't seem to be a danger any longer

Immaterial.

and has some pretty strict conditions on his release

Who cares?

Hinckley should never get out, no matter what. Period. He's not fit to live with any sort of freedom. End of story. There is no excuse for letting him out - I don't care if he's 125 years old and confined to bed. Screw him.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (zc3Db)

273 269
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (q7T0y)


Well said.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (0mRoj)

274 Was listening to CBS Corporation's earnings call today.

Leslie Moonves was talking about how many millions of viewers CBS has gained with Scott Pelley as their nightly news anchor.

Sad that so many people need to be told what to think.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:49 AM (q7T0y)

275 Bismarck mein komerad?

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/trp03702-os.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:49 AM (1kFWI)

276 252


DNC has prevented the press from getting near the protests to cover them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 29, 2016 12:40 AM (iQIUe)


....except O'Keefe....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

277 I may or may not have used every bottle of Zippo fluid Dad ever bought as well...
Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 12:48 AM (I5KMJ)

Black powder cannons made out of old rifle shells and block of wood and some wire. Blew up a lot of barbie dolls and g.i. joes, not to mention put holes in just about every left over 2x4 we could find.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (+YMhA)

278 Insomniac, I admit I do that nowadays to get my standard nic below reset, after I post a sock.

Sick of posting a sock... then finding 19 other messages I posted afterward, still with the sock on. Aaaarrrgh!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (q7T0y)

279 >>>is for tongues and lesbian porn.

You say that as a bad thing?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (voOPb)

280 We've got smoke. The whole day has had a pink/sepia tinge.

The Santa Cruz mountains burning again?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (T/cxb)

281 Blowin' shit up is still fun.

About four years ago, a bunch of heavily armed reprobates deriving from the olde Kim DuToit blog and forums, had gathered for a Shooting Fiesta, just outside of Manvel, TX.

Concluding event was to dispose of the remaining 8 lbs. of Tannerite. Which, we then placed in a pretty ragged old 48 qt. Igloo cooler. With a gallon of gas alongside of the Tannerite.

About twenty five or so rifles let loose on command, and the blast and fireball was... pronounced.

See, the Igloo was about 75 yards away, and it wasn't quite far enough.

Igloo shrapnel isn't deadly or particularly dangerous, but it's certainly .... noticeable and will get your full attention as to it's presence.

And the blast got the local Sheriff's Deputy's attention, too. But that was a highlight, as he had more fun shooting all the cool mil-surp rifles there than he did "investigating" the blast complaint.

Oh, and the kids in attendance had fun, too. Their parents were most certainly not in helicopter mode, unless said helicopters were in the FAC role.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 12:51 AM (v5iqM)

282 I truly enjoy the overnight thread
Cool info, and wit that's so quick
But I must give up and just go on to bed
So I can get up and read Vic

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - *z* at July 29, 2016 12:51 AM (3rpCw)

283 #282: Good night, George!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 29, 2016 12:52 AM (0OG8D)

284 263 I have an umbrella made from the skin of my enemies!!

Also a coat, a lamp, scarves, tents...
Posted by: Hillary... Smith at July 29, 2016 12:45 AM (q7T0y)

That would be, Hilary Geen. Cousin of Ed. Geen. From Wisconsin. Home of Jeffrey Dahmer. Yes, that Hilary.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 29, 2016 12:52 AM (+YMhA)

285 250---He never word that stupid Mao cap to school again, though.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:40 AM (CS7jF)
--------------------------
That reminds me of Cameron Diaz traveling in Peru for some movie promotion and carrying a purse with Maoist logos on it. So chic, so cool for the Hollywood set!

I guess she didn't know that the Maoist Shining Path had killed over 100,000 people in Peru. Rude awakening for the idiot. The natives were livid.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 12:52 AM (T/5A0)

286 We've got smoke. The whole day has had a pink/sepia tinge.

That's just Hillary's vagina.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:52 AM (q7T0y)

287 Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

You know the rules Jim.

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:53 AM (6RY24)

288 Speaking of childhood, my brothers used to make models of ships --- I mean rather nice ones that took a bit of time. I remember one in particular of the Bounty that was really cool. Plastic, but cool.

Then they would sail float them in the pond and get these itty-bitty cannons they made and would blow the ships up. WTF? WTF?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 12:41 AM (T/5A0)



I would build a model of the USS Arizona in late November every year and then load it with firecrackers on December 7, douse it in model glue and then set it on fire.

Soooooo disrespectful.

I remembered that many years later when we manned the rails as my ship entered Pearl Harbor and steamed slowly past the Arizona's resting place. I wept at my youthful stupidity later that night in the privacy of my stateroom

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:53 AM (CS7jF)

289 Umbrellas.....

It's a funny thing, but I nearly always carry one these days.

Got one of those 'indestructible' jobbies, and damn, but they're good.

I need the shade on sunny days, amd, well, having lived with and among Asians for so long, I see nothing unusual in this practice.

(All this, mind you, will get complicated once I get my shillelagh. It's en route from Ireland its own damn self, and will be a much-appreciated aid when I am out for a long stroll. Getting weak on my left side - as is to be expected - and with a 'brelly, you can have shade or a walking stick, but not both at once.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 12:54 AM (rl9mt)

290 The damage wrought by myself and friends on toys, play forts, mail boxes and toilets etc. by M-80's and Cherry bombs would probably pay for a new car.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 12:54 AM (9mTYi)

291 I've got a va-Gein-a!!

Posted by: Hillary... Smith at July 29, 2016 12:54 AM (q7T0y)

292 It's a 'bumbershoot'.

Posted by: Jeeves at July 29, 2016 12:54 AM (9mTYi)

293 Margarita, your brothers wouldn't dare sink this one after completion

http://www.squadron.com/Trumpeter-1-200-HMS-Hood-TR03710-p/tr03710.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:43 AM (1kFWI)


I have a scratch-built model of the Bounty (as per the design of the ship in in the 1930's film) that my father made. It is in a glass case, and is about ten inches in overall length.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 12:56 AM (GSdpU)

294 Tonight on every network:

"Thanks for watching our coverage of the Democratic National Convention!"

"And don't forget to tune in tomorrow night, for our 14-hour highlights reel of the Democratic National Convention!!"

:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:56 AM (q7T0y)

295 I need the shade on sunny days, amd, well, having lived with and among
Asians for so long, I see nothing unusual in this practice.

(All this, mind you, will get complicated once I get my shillelagh.

Killin me

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:57 AM (6RY24)

296 280
We've got smoke. The whole day has had a pink/sepia tinge.



The Santa Cruz mountains burning again?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (T/cxb)


Yep. Soberanes Fire -- http://calfireinformation.weebly.com /soberanes-fire-updates.html -- 30K acres, 15% contained.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

297 And that's how slavery came to be a thing in the US. It was petitioned for in 1654 by a black African immigrant and imposed by the British courts that governed here at the time.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 29, 2016 12:45 AM (0OG8D)

++++

That would be for the British society. But, American Indians practiced the kind of slavery that has gone on as long as there have been humans. If you capture someone in war, they become your slave. The various AI tribes enslaved each other's people on a regular basis.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 29, 2016 12:57 AM (R+30W)

298 Oh, and I checked with Vegas.

The *big* money on the *worst* affliction that Bob Costas will be subjected to in Rio???:

Swarmed and covered with killer bees.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:57 AM (q7T0y)

299 One glorious summer day when I was about 14 my buddies and I spent about two hours scraping all the volatile stuff off about five boxes of sparklers. Then we packed it all in an aluminum tube about 12 inches long and crimped the top until is was just a sliver opening.

Then we took it to the end of our dead end street, lit it, and disappeared to watch.

It sounded like a jet engine taking off, and produced a two foot tall blue flame, and a huge white mushroom cloud that, of course, stabilized about 10 feet up in the air, which then proceeded to drift slowly for the next 15 minutes down the street in front of all the homes, where our Moms and Dads were all watching.

Seriously, good times, good times.

I still have a young heart and mind and wish I could go back in time and do all that crap again.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:57 AM (CS7jF)

300 Umbrellas are the devil's tool. And gates - gates are the devil's tool, too. Gates and umbrellas, together, are the devil's combination tool.

America is lucky that I'm so smart. Any of those other Presidents on the dollar bills would have been stuck at that gate with the evil umbrella for at least 10 or 20 years. I am, in fact, the first Precedent to ever manage to get through that gate with an umbrella. The first. Because I'm a genius.

A genius!


... Now, how do you close this damn umbrella ....

Posted by: King Admiral Emperor Barky at July 29, 2016 12:58 AM (zc3Db)

301 TY for the ONT Maet.

It was mentioned earlier here that most kids think the US was the only country to have had slavery. Just sad the ignorance.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 12:59 AM (o/90i)

302 287 Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

You know the rules Jim.


Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 12:53 AM (6RY24)



Video cuts off before the deputy arrives. But, video, so it happened.

It was yyuuugggeeee.


http://tinyurl.com/gpu3f4m



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 01:00 AM (v5iqM)

303 Of course I'm the guy who will still get out of his car in broad daylight and take a piss on the ten foot tall statue of Lenin that the idiot denizens of the Seattle suburb of Fremont still have up.

At least someone had the grace to paint red on his lips and hands.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 01:00 AM (CS7jF)

304 I have a scratch-built model of the Bounty (as per the design of the ship in in the 1930's film) that my father made. It is in a glass case, and is about ten inches in overall length.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------------

I have a picture of Captain Bligh's residence in London. When I was a kid, the old guy who lived next door built several ship-in-a-bottle models.

I'm envious of your Bounty model... damned nice keepsake.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi)

305 Bismarck mein komerad?

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/trp03702-os.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 12:49 AM (1kFWI)


My, some finely-fractured English in the write-up for that model.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:00 AM (GSdpU)

306 That's just Hillary's vagina.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 12:52 AM (q7T0y)

Oh come now, you know that ugly thing is grey and dusty. Not even close to pink.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 29, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

307 279 >>>is for tongues and lesbian porn.

You say that as a bad thing?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (voOPb

Hell no!

Janine should have trademarked and copywriting both in the early 90's. Then married me around 2002.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 29, 2016 01:02 AM (Q9ugn)

308 tcn, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 01:02 AM (q7T0y)

309 If you carefully core a pine cone with the small blade of a pocket knife, and shove in a Black Cat firecracker, it makes a perfect grenade for boyish war games.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:03 AM (9mTYi)

310 Tonight's Democratic National Convention was brought to you by The Bloodhound Gang.

https://youtu.be/TuOLB_fEo2M

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 01:03 AM (bMG0w)

311 Black powder cannons made out of old rifle shells and block of wood and some wire. Blew up a lot of barbie dolls and g.i. joes, not to mention put holes in just about every left over 2x4 we could find.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 29, 2016 12:50 AM (+YMhA)


Dude, we did EXACTLY that. What a hoot.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 01:03 AM (CS7jF)

312 Dartist -

I'm 'Murrikan. All the world provides my accessories.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:04 AM (rl9mt)

313 Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Jim, I knew you were a man of your word by your posts. Thanks, that was cool and I owe you a drink for it.

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 01:05 AM (6RY24)

314 I would build a model of the USS Arizona in late November every year and then load it with firecrackers on December 7, douse it in model glue and then set it on fire.
Soooooo disrespectful.


Here's a little glimpse into my childhood. There was there was a creek behind my parents' house and a road that went over it. So when my best friend and I got bored we would sometimes grab our old matchbox cars, dip them in gasoline and light them on fire and then send them rolling off the bridge into the water while yelling out Chappaquiddick! Chappaquiddick! Some cars were actually Matchbox knockoffs and so their cheap zinc alloys would start melting after a few of our reenactments.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 29, 2016 01:05 AM (wqVD1)

315 And the 'nieces' can hold the umbrella.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:06 AM (rl9mt)

316 So, do kids just not do dangerous shit anymore, or do we just not know about it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:06 AM (9mTYi)

317 #297: Well, that is true, but those tribes were not at the time a part of the British colonial culture that would later become the USA.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 29, 2016 01:07 AM (0OG8D)

318 So, do kids just not do dangerous shit anymore, or do we just not know about it?
Posted by: Mike Hammer
------------

We have woods and creeks and such around here, but I never see any kids out there playing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:08 AM (9mTYi)

319 I'm 'Murrikan. All the world provides my accessories.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:04 AM (rl9mt)

Your cultural appropriation is duly noted.
Bottom bunk for you!

--Third boxcar, midnight train,
destination, gang of chain...

Posted by: SJWs dreaming of Power at July 29, 2016 01:09 AM (kKHcp)

320 I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a ten-question American history test. just to see where they are. The vast majority of my students - I'm talking nine out of ten, in every single class, for seven consecutive years - they have no idea that slavery existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh, they know none of it. They're 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely American invention. How do you give an adequate view of history and culture to kids when that's what they think of their own country - that America invented slavery? That's all they know.

-- Duke Pesta


Actually, the real question is, "What the fvck are a bunch of brain-dead retards like that doing in college?"

Why aren't they back in the 6th grade where they clearly belong? The fact that such idiots have been accepted into a "university" is the real problem, here. And Shrillary wants us to pick up the tab for these imbeciles to stay in college and waste time and money when they should be working on their elementary school final exams.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 29, 2016 01:09 AM (zc3Db)

321 Chappaquiddick! Some cars were actually Matchbox knockoffs and so their cheap zinc alloys would start melting after a few of our reenactments.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 29, 2016 01:05 AM (wqVD1)

Politically aware at such an early age.

Awesome.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 01:09 AM (CS7jF)

322 316 -

I am touring National parks with a teenage relative tagging along. How he hasn't fallen over an edge yet is beyond me. It's like he's all impulse and no cognitive thought.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2016 01:09 AM (wgVJl)

323 Continued from #317: Those tribes were essentially neighboring countries with their own very different cultures.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 29, 2016 01:10 AM (0OG8D)

324 Jim, I knew you were a man of your word by your posts. Thanks, that was cool and I owe you a drink for it.


Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 01:05 AM (6RY24)



*sets glass under USB port*


I'm not picky, dartist. Jim Beam will do just fine.

Cheers!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 01:10 AM (v5iqM)

325 AoP. where do you think Hillary! got her speechwriter?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 01:10 AM (1kFWI)

326 It's like he's all impulse and no cognitive thought.
Posted by: BurtTC
-------------

I have noticed that in Millennials. An inclination to do 'Hold my beer' stuff, when there is no beer involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:12 AM (9mTYi)

327 I have a picture of Captain Bligh's residence in London. When I was a kid, the old guy who lived next door built several ship-in-a-bottle models.

I'm envious of your Bounty model... damned nice keepsake.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi)


I am very pleased to have it. He actually made two, the large one which I have, and a half-size one which my Sis has. The large one got placed on display in the lobby of the movie theater in Vancouver where the 1935 MGM movie (Gable, Laughton) played, and my father and his fiancee got free tickets to the movie. Which was a big deal back then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:15 AM (GSdpU)

328 326 -

In this case part of the problem is being babied by his parents, who are not along on this trip. So I'm the one telling him to behave himself, and he's getting close to saying something to me that will cause me to engage in child abuse.


I'm half surprised he wipes his own arse.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 29, 2016 01:16 AM (wgVJl)

329 I'm not picky, dartist. Jim Beam will do just fine.

Incoming!

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 01:16 AM (6RY24)

330 We have woods and creeks and such around here, but I never see any kids out there playing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:08 AM

That's what I was always doing. I remember bringing home young frogs in my lunch box from the park district week in the summer.

We built a terrarium for them, my folks were pretty cool when I think about it.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:17 AM (o/90i)

331
301
TY for the ONT Maet.



It was mentioned earlier here that most kids think the US was the only country to have had slavery. Just sad the ignorance.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 12:59 AM (o/90i)


How sad the purposely engineered ignorance that has skyrocketed since the Federal Department of Education was established under Jimmy Carter. There should be a Constitutional Amendment that bans the Federal Government from ANY role in education -- not establishing accreditation standards, not providing student loans, no testing, no funding, no nothing.....they've tainted every single aspect of education that they've managed to touch -- the proper remedy is to keep them completely away.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)

332 AoP. where do you think Hillary! got her speechwriter?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 01:10 AM (1kFWI)


Anna, I didn't watch, or listen, to her speech. Why subject myself to the torture? Sounds like she got advised to run to the right, so trot out memes that signal "right" to a Leftard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:18 AM (GSdpU)

333 Dartist and Jim -

What? No Old Granddad?

For shame, gentlemen.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:19 AM (rl9mt)

334 314
I would build a model of the USS Arizona in late November every year
and then load it with firecrackers on December 7, douse it in model glue
and then set it on fire.
Soooooo disrespectful.

Here's a
little glimpse into my childhood. There was there was a creek behind my
parents' house and a road that went over it. So when my best friend and I
got bored we would sometimes grab our old matchbox cars, dip them in
gasoline and light them on fire and then send them rolling off the
bridge into the water while yelling out Chappaquiddick! Chappaquiddick!
Some cars were actually Matchbox knockoffs and so their cheap zinc
alloys would start melting after a few of our reenactments.

Good times, good times.


Posted by: Maetenloch at July 29, 2016 01:05 AM (wqVD1)



Heh.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

335 Why aren't they back in the 6th grade where they clearly belong? The fact that such idiots have been accepted into a "university" is the real problem, here. And Shrillary wants us to pick up the tab for these imbeciles to stay in college and waste time and money when they should be working on their elementary school final exams.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 29, 2016 01:09 AM

I do like your attitude. Well said.
T

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:22 AM (o/90i)

336 330
We have woods and creeks and such around here, but I never see any kids out there playing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:08 AM



That's what I was always doing. I remember bringing home young frogs in my lunch box from the park district week in the summer.



We built a terrarium for them, my folks were pretty cool when I think about it.



Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:17 AM (o/90i)


Nowadays, you'd be in so much trouble from the endangered species folks.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

337 With model airplanes, Maet would catapult shoot them into the air while yelling "Jon Jon!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 29, 2016 01:25 AM (1kFWI)

338 DNC has prevented the press from getting near the protests to cover them.

We got your backs, DNC!

Posted by: MFM Editors at July 29, 2016 01:25 AM (eeTCA)

339 Margarita, if you're still here, yes absolutely, models of ships, tanks, and aircraft often met their fiery, firecracker-enhanced end in my yute. Fourth of July, mostly. Got the day off to a good start.


As to today's youth who have no apparent childhood - or very little freedom or independence in childhood, anyway - yep, it's amazed me for years now. And it's troublesome. I just wonder what sort of adults it produces.


Seeing how public spaces without much supervision, from beaches to shooting spots - which were heavily used and yet almost never trashed or ruined for decades in a different recent America - are now destroyed, closed, or run like prison camps to prevent same ...... one just wonders what went wrong, when.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 29, 2016 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

340 Dartist and Jim -



What? No Old Granddad?



For shame, gentlemen.....

Get the short handle shovel Jim, they're bringing up old times again.

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 01:26 AM (6RY24)

341 We have woods and creeks and such around here, but I never see any kids out there playing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:08 AM


Kids around here, in this farming community, get out and about a fair bit. The neighbors' eldest, he's out of high school, and working construction. Number two son is a competitive swimmer, but still gets around on dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and Dad's dune buggy. Gets his driver's license in the Fall. Their daughter is a horse girl, has two horses to ride and spoil.


They are all off on a two-week family vacation, so I am feeding pets. And watering horses. Today, I go up there, put out kibble for the dog, and the barn cats, and go down to the horse paddock to water the horses. With two carrots. The younger horse, Remington, took her carrot and ate it daintily, the older Phantom, wouldn't let me get close. She used to be quite friendly, but I think the arrival of the younger horse has made her jealous. Anyway, I'm filling the water tubs from the hose, and Remington comes up and leans against me, and nuzzles me in the face, all quite gently. Sweet creature, she is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:28 AM (GSdpU)

342 @Mike Hammer-My kids "shoot the rapids" in the same spot I did when I was around their age (son 12, daughter 10) on the Truckee River, NV. Still can't find any old hot metal slides for them to go down though.

Posted by: JROD at July 29, 2016 01:29 AM (wnwJC)

343 327---....The large one got placed on display in the lobby of the movie theater in Vancouver where the 1935 MGM movie (Gable, Laughton) played, and my father and his fiancee got free tickets to the movie. Which was a big deal back then.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:15 AM
-----------------------------
That is a cool story. I hope you write that down somewhere so that future generations will know.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 01:29 AM (T/5A0)

344 It was mentioned earlier here that most kids think the US was the only country to have had slavery. Just sad the ignorance.
Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 12:59 AM (o/90i)

How sad the purposely engineered ignorance that has skyrocketed since the Federal Department of Education was established under Jimmy Carter. There should be a Constitutional Amendment that bans the Federal Government from ANY role in education -- not establishing accreditation standards, not providing student loans, no testing, no funding, no nothing.....they've tainted every single aspect of education that they've managed to touch -- the proper remedy is to keep them completely away.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:17 AM

Very good point, Federal influence in education has totally corrupted anything a decent school system should do.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:30 AM (o/90i)

345 Still can't find any old hot metal slides for them to go down though.

Soon...

Posted by: The Donner Party at July 29, 2016 01:30 AM (RrDm2)

346 Dartist -

I recall vividly my outrage and despair when OGD went from 86 to 80 proof.

'Sic transit gloria mundi,' I reflected.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:31 AM (rl9mt)

347 333 Dartist and Jim -

What? No Old Granddad?

For shame, gentlemen.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:19 AM (rl9mt)



I was still married to the first, so this would've been about 1983 or '84. ish. Guesstimate I was about 23 or 24 at the time.

Good friend of mine was a Bexar County Deputy Sherriff, and had became a Grandpa at the ripe olde age of 39.

He was not particularly amused that I bought him a bottle of Old Granddad as a congratulatory gift to mark the occasion.

But I was. *evil grin*

Seems I've been a Moron, for a very, very long time now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 01:31 AM (v5iqM)

348 They are all off on a two-week family vacation, so I am feeding pets.
And watering horses. Today, I go up there, put out kibble for the dog,
and the barn cats, and go down to the horse paddock to water the horses.
With two carrots. The younger horse, Remington, took her carrot and ate
it daintily, the older Phantom, wouldn't let me get close. She used to
be quite friendly, but I think the arrival of the younger horse has made
her jealous. Anyway, I'm filling the water tubs from the hose, and
Remington comes up and leans against me, and nuzzles me in the face, all
quite gently. Sweet creature, she is.

nice

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 01:32 AM (6RY24)

349 It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women.

I see this another way: it's as if the profession just doesn't get it.

Posted by: t-bird at July 29, 2016 01:33 AM (ZxmMG)

350 how interesting that something now associated intrinsically with the english was once reviled by them.something like this reversal happened with the word "cockney", describing working class english particularly londoners. originally, in the 14th-15th century, it was a term country folk used derisively for effete urban youth especially in london. what a difference 500 years makes!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 29, 2016 01:34 AM (WTSFk)

351 The USS Harvey Milk?......isn't that boat guaranteed to go down?

Posted by: Mad Joel at July 29, 2016 01:34 AM (y8qpN)

352 Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:22 AM (o/90i)

Thanks. I've seen this sort of thing up close. I taught math at a few universities for many years and have seen "college" students who were working on, what can only be accurately described as 4th grade math. These kids had no business in any university - or even junior college or even high school. But they were city kids that had been pushed through the system (lest the 4th grade end up with 124,000 students ranging in age from 9 to 27) and the university accepted them because of all the cold, hard cash they could get for them from the federal and state governments. It was pathetic. Most dropped out (though not soon enough). They never should have been there.

And things have only gotten worse every year - as the money went through the roof. Shocka!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 29, 2016 01:34 AM (zc3Db)

353 It is difficult to see how a profession that hires women at a higher rate than men and awards them its top leadership positions is rigged against women.

Not at all. Clearly, it's a sub-par profession.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 29, 2016 01:35 AM (zc3Db)

354 Jim -

Bexar County, eh? Usually, it's Guadalupe County what makes under-40 grandparents.....

Still, well-played, sir.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:35 AM (rl9mt)

355 Here's a little glimpse into my childhood. There was there was a creek behind my parents' house and a road that went over it. So when my best friend and I got bored we would sometimes grab our old matchbox cars, dip them in gasoline and light them on fire and then send them rolling off the bridge into the water while yelling out Chappaquiddick! Chappaquiddick! Some cars were actually Matchbox knockoffs and so their cheap zinc alloys would start melting after a few of our reenactments.
Good times, good times.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 29, 2016 01:05 AM

LMAO
Chappaquiddick! Chappaquiddick!

You've always been conservative. I remember that also. He killed her the same day we landed on the moon, or the day after.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:36 AM (o/90i)

356 Dartist and Jim -

Old Grandad has been a friend of mine since the Army in Germany in 74-5. Pershing.

Posted by: dartist at July 29, 2016 01:37 AM (6RY24)

357 ... how many years would it take for a word like 'liberal" to become associated with "fascist"?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 29, 2016 01:37 AM (WTSFk)

358 I turned on the TV in time to catch her seal-clapping at the end, but missed the rest of it.
Did she bark? I'd be disappointed if I missed that.

Posted by: Hank at July 29, 2016 01:38 AM (wv7Zv)

359 while yelling out Chappaquiddick! Chappaquiddick!
--------

Our games involved the Yellow Peril.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:39 AM (eeTCA)

360 341
We have woods and creeks and such around here, but I never see any kids out there playing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 01:08 AM





Kids around here, in this farming community, get out and about a
fair bit. The neighbors' eldest, he's out of high school, and working
construction. Number two son is a competitive swimmer, but still gets
around on dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and Dad's dune buggy. Gets his
driver's license in the Fall. Their daughter is a horse girl, has two
horses to ride and spoil.





They are all off on a two-week family vacation, so I am feeding
pets. And watering horses. Today, I go up there, put out kibble for the
dog, and the barn cats, and go down to the horse paddock to water the
horses. With two carrots. The younger horse, Remington, took her carrot
and ate it daintily, the older Phantom, wouldn't let me get close. She
used to be quite friendly, but I think the arrival of the younger horse
has made her jealous. Anyway, I'm filling the water tubs from the hose,
and Remington comes up and leans against me, and nuzzles me in the face,
all quite gently. Sweet creature, she is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:28 AM (GSdpU)


Gushka's Uncle Horse is a sweetheart, and his avuncular hobby of tending to kitties is very endearing. Then, again, she's got other horses I wouldn't turn my back on.

I think it takes a certain size of collection for one to get mean.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

361 339----one just wonders what went wrong, when.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 29, 2016 01:25 AM (QDnY+)
----------------------------
Yep.
It's part of a slow breakdown of civil society.
When moral standards and behavior decline, we're left with either barbarism or "prison camps," as you put it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 01:40 AM (T/5A0)

362 @345 The Donner Party-Well that was pretty fucking weird.

Posted by: JROD at July 29, 2016 01:40 AM (wnwJC)

363 Still can't find any old hot metal slides for them to go down though.
Posted by: JROD
-----------------------
How many times did I get a spanking for taking Mom's box of waxed paper down to the park? Don't tell her, but the extra speed was worth an ass whoopins I took.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 01:44 AM (tko4W)

364 OGD was the first bourbon I ever tasted.

Had it at age 16, with my grandfather.

He reached into his desk drawer and produced the bottle and two glasses.

Then he dug into his jacket pockets and pulled out a pack of Winstons. He rolled one my way and poured me a double.

'Every man,' he said, 'has three vices. I'm giving you two that are respectable.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:45 AM (rl9mt)

365 I enjoy Old Granddad....it's often on my shelf, just not for very long. *grin*

Unka Palp..... seeing you're in the market area for Spec's Liquors, might you make a pilgrimage there, and avail yourself of the bourbon "Tom Sims", which they sell in the 750ml, 1 ltr. and 1.75 ltr volumes?

It's a flavor profile very similar to Jim Beam, but is actually quite a bit smoother.

And here's the amazing part. The 1.75 ml. will run you only about $21 ish, drive out.

That's the standard, everyday "well drink" here, now. Just no reason to spend more, when that's as smooth as Woodford or Rebecca Creek. Seriously, it is.

I used to be a big-time Maker's Mark fan, and am in fact, among the inaugural class of Maker's Mark Ambassadors. Still on the mailing list, too.

But, they've just got stupid with their pricing. 'Round 2000/2001, they were price effective as a premium above Jim Beam, being only a couple bucks more per bottle.

But nowdays? No. They're not worth a $10+ premium against Beam, and screw them to hell if they think they're worth 2x the price of the aforementioned Tom Sims.

I enjoy a good bourbon. Doesn't mean it has to be a snobby one, though!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 01:45 AM (v5iqM)

366 Gushka's Uncle Horse is a sweetheart, and his avuncular hobby of tending to kitties is very endearing. Then, again, she's got other horses I wouldn't turn my back on.

I think it takes a certain size of collection for one to get mean.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)


I have never had much to do with horses. I'm not scared of them, but I will give their hindquarters a respectful clearance. Phantom used to be friendlier, but I think she is becoming aloof in her old age, and she is quite elderly, as horses go. But Remington is quite filled with curiosity, and wants to be everybody's buddy. They sure do have personalities.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:46 AM (GSdpU)

367 Not Winstons. They were Camels. Where the hell did that come from?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:47 AM (rl9mt)

368 363
Still can't find any old hot metal slides for them to go down though.

Posted by: JROD

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

How many times did I get a spanking for taking Mom's box of waxed
paper down to the park? Don't tell her, but the extra speed was worth
an ass whoopins I took.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 01:44 AM (tko4W)


I wonder if you couldn't get modern nonstick skillet coatings on a slide.....especially the lighter-colored ones. I remember it used to hurt like hell when my sweat-moistened flesh would cling to the superheated sunlit surface of a slide -- I spent more of my time running up them (a challenge) than sliding down (an ordeal).

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:47 AM (EzgxV)

369 And with that, I'm off to the snoozer, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 01:48 AM (v5iqM)

370 Anyone else seen that ad with the Swedish Ikea dude talking about safety and recalls?
Dear Lord, his Viking ancestors would have thrown him into a pit of wolves.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 01:50 AM (T/5A0)

371 I wonder if you couldn't get modern nonstick skillet coatings on a slide.....especially the lighter-colored ones. I remember it used to hurt like hell when my sweat-moistened flesh would cling to the superheated sunlit surface of a slide -- I spent more of my time running up them (a challenge) than sliding down (an ordeal).

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:47 AM (EzgxV)


They probably could manufacture it into the metal to make a slide; doubt it could be applied after the fact. Modern slides seem to be made of extruded or molded HDPE plastic, which is pretty slippery in its own right.


I remember using the waxed-paper trick on the slide in elementary school.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 01:52 AM (GSdpU)

372 one just wonders what went wrong, when.

----------------
Not sure what, not sure when, but pretty sure who:


Democrats

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at July 29, 2016 01:54 AM (/XV2Z)

373
364
OGD was the first bourbon I ever tasted.



Had it at age 16, with my grandfather.



He reached into his desk drawer and produced the bottle and two glasses.



Then he dug into his jacket pockets and pulled out a pack of Winstons. He rolled one my way and poured me a double.



'Every man,' he said, 'has three vices. I'm giving you two that are respectable.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:45 AM (rl9mt)


Women are a respectable vice. The problem is that there are two types of women: allowed and forbidden -- and the ratio between the two is quite great. That every female that qualifies as a respectable vice is matched against 99,999 other women does not mean that the vice of loving women is unrespectable....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

374 Cooth and AOP -

My son has autism and I recall the first time he saw a horse, he started talking, which was and is rare for him.

He ran right up this police horse and started babbling and hugging its neck and the animal just sort of nuzzled him.

His mother - my ex-wife - and I spent, between us, a small fortune to get him into equestrian sports. He doesn't like to ride, but loves to brush and curry and talk with them.

Horses are strange animals, no denying. There's something otherworldly about their capacity to understand us. And vice versa, of course.

He spends a day with 'his' horses - he knows a few, and his time is spent with them all, though you can judge his mood by which one he spends the most time with - and you'd never knowbhe was anything other than a quiet little boy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:55 AM (rl9mt)

375 OK, time for bed. Chelsea.... is rambling on here.

What a skank living in a $10 million dollar apt on NY Central Park, yeah the Clintons are all about the poor folks.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 01:55 AM (o/90i)

376 370 Anyone else seen that ad with the Swedish Ikea dude talking about safety and recalls?
Dear Lord, his Viking ancestors would have thrown him into a pit of wolves.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 01:50 AM (T/5A0)

He is smarmy as hell. "We alone can to show you how to keep your freakishly unruly children from killing themselves climbing the furniture and killing themselves because children are like that and please don't sue us."

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 29, 2016 01:57 AM (GzDYP)

377 Cooth-

Yep. That's my third.

Dames.....can't get enough of 'em.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:57 AM (rl9mt)

378 370
Anyone else seen that ad with the Swedish Ikea dude talking about safety and recalls?

Dear Lord, his Viking ancestors would have thrown him into a pit of wolves.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 01:50 AM (T/5A0)


They're scared. The bigger and more high-profile they are; the more outlandish the looters become who want to take them down.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

379 What a skank living in a $10 million dollar apt on NY Central Park, yeah the Clintons are all about the poor folks.

Of only Comrade Hillary knew about this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 29, 2016 01:59 AM (/wm8n)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 29, 2016 01:59 AM (/wm8n)

381 376---"We alone can to show you how to keep your freakishly unruly children from killing themselves climbing the furniture and killing themselves because children are like that and please don't sue us."
Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 29, 2016 01:57 AM
-------------------------------
LOL!
Didn't Mad Magazine once have a feature where people in commercials actually spoke the truth?
You could write the Ikea ad!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 02:01 AM (T/5A0)

382 LOL Cicero, you avoided the barrel. Well done.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 02:02 AM (o/90i)

383 Cicero -

Yep. When we're loaded into the boxcars, I can just imagine it.

'You bastards! Just wait til Hillary hears about this! '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:03 AM (rl9mt)

384 378----They're scared. The bigger and more high-profile they are; the more outlandish the looters become who want to take them down.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)
------------------------
Yeah, speaking of forces that erode civil society, there is modern tort law.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 02:04 AM (T/5A0)

385 My son has autism and I recall the first time he saw a horse, he started talking, which was and is rare for him.

He ran right up this police horse and started babbling and hugging its neck and the animal just sort of nuzzled him.

His mother - my ex-wife - and I spent, between us, a small fortune to get him into equestrian sports. He doesn't like to ride, but loves to brush and curry and talk with them.

Horses are strange animals, no denying. There's something otherworldly about their capacity to understand us. And vice versa, of course.

He spends a day with 'his' horses - he knows a few, and his time is spent with them all, though you can judge his mood by which one he spends the most time with - and you'd never knowbhe was anything other than a quiet little boy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:55 AM (rl9mt)


I'm glad to hear that interacting with horses helps to bring your son out of his shell. I hope that his teachers and/or therapists are wise enough to make use of his interest in a constructive way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 02:07 AM (GSdpU)

386 374
Cooth and AOP -



My son has autism and I recall the first time he saw a horse, he started talking, which was and is rare for him.



He ran right up this police horse and started babbling and hugging its neck and the animal just sort of nuzzled him.



His mother - my ex-wife - and I spent, between us, a small fortune
to get him into equestrian sports. He doesn't like to ride, but loves to
brush and curry and talk with them.



Horses are strange animals, no denying. There's something
otherworldly about their capacity to understand us. And vice versa, of
course.



He spends a day with 'his' horses - he knows a few, and his time is
spent with them all, though you can judge his mood by which one he
spends the most time with - and you'd never knowbhe was anything other
than a quiet little boy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 01:55 AM (rl9mt)


Humans have evolved with several creatures -- there are cues we know together -- dogs will smile and react pleasantly to smiles....where wolves bare their teeth in aggression. Dogs know human shame [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ISzf2pryI ].

Horses know people, too. The leap of recognition between species leaves any quirks within species, like autism, far behind.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

387 The dangerous stuff kids do today are primarily sexual

Posted by: MAx at July 29, 2016 02:09 AM (0uuiT)

388 Hopefully drunken Hills is going to hotmic a misquote about breaking the glass stegal.

Posted by: reason at July 29, 2016 02:09 AM (nKoz8)

389 Sheese. Even horses can be taught to not climb the furniture.

Spose this is this the kind of crap that scares youngins outta having kids. They're downright uncontrollable!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 29, 2016 02:12 AM (GzDYP)

390 AOP -

Its funny. He's been 'mainstreamed' since he started spending time with the horses.

He's not in special ed or any of the rest of it. We've been lucky that way.

Too often, these children are shoved into a corner or left to their own devices, with predictable results.

They put him in special ed for a week, and, surrounded by kids with autism, he got worse. I pulled him out and put him into a private school, with 'normals', and he was fine inside of a week.

The biggest mistake we make is to segregate these children, I think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:13 AM (rl9mt)

391 LOL!
Didn't Mad Magazine once have a feature where people in commercials actually spoke the truth?
You could write the Ikea ad!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 29, 2016 02:01 AM (T/5A0)


Some of the TV ads these days are just too much for words. I see the one where the hipster douche gets into his Lincoln Mark Whatever, a goofy-looking SUV, pushes a dramatically-labeled "engine start" button, and drives off in a dense cloud of smug.


I have a '48 Crosley panel. It has an "engine start" button, but it doesn't have a smug sign on the button. Back in the day, I guess they figured drivers were smart enough to figure it out. It's just a small chrome button, a generic push-button switch, in fact, which is still made to this day. Turn the ignition key on, pull out the choke, press the starter button, and it goes "geringety, geringety", and the engine starts, and you drive off in a dense blue cloud of oil smoke. Which smells better than smug, and is not as corrosive to the soul.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 02:16 AM (GSdpU)

392 Wiki leaks.

Snowden and Assange got in a Twitter spat. Snowden says they should have edited the DNC email and phone release to protect private people.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 02:17 AM (zOTsN)

393 The biggest mistake we make is to segregate these children, I think.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

Good for you, sounds like you have a good handle on it.

I should drift off to bed. Busy day tomorrow. Be well folks.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 02:19 AM (o/90i)

394 390
AOP -



Its funny. He's been 'mainstreamed' since he started spending time with the horses.



He's not in special ed or any of the rest of it. We've been lucky that way.



Too often, these children are shoved into a corner or left to their own devices, with predictable results.



They put him in special ed for a week, and, surrounded by kids with
autism, he got worse. I pulled him out and put him into a private
school, with 'normals', and he was fine inside of a week.



The biggest mistake we make is to segregate these children, I think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:13 AM (rl9mt)


The biggest mistake we make is to turn education over to "education experts" who are entirely driven by theory, and who force indoctrination on children regardless of its real-world value when they attain adulthood.

Education should be based on the Heinlein quote:
"A human being should be able to change a diaper,
plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a
sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying,
take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze
a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal,
fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 02:20 AM (EzgxV)

395 392
Wiki leaks.



Snowden and Assange got in a Twitter spat. Snowden says they
should have edited the DNC email and phone release to protect private
people.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 02:17 AM (zOTsN)


I can't begin to imagine what "private people" factor into the DNC emails.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

396 The biggest mistake we make is to segregate these children, I think.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:13 AM (rl9mt)


That, and they are all individuals. But some kids are so off the beam that it can be hurtful to them or others to put them in classes with "normal" kids. I don't think there should be a "one size fits all" policy. Look at each child as an individual, and try to make the best decision with the best interests of the child, it's parents, and classmates in mind. And don't be afraid to reassess periodically, and change course, just as you have done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 02:23 AM (GSdpU)

397 Well, bed time for me. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 02:25 AM (GSdpU)

398 AOP, we went car shopping and the guy was all like, look at this! and this! and this! I was all like, but my 2001 Town and Country has all of that and this, and this, and this. Did not sell me.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 29, 2016 02:25 AM (GzDYP)

399 Cooth -

Ain't that the truth, though. To her credit, their mother agrees with me that children should pursue whatever interests them.

We've been raising 'free-range' children before there was the need for a name to describe what was the normative mode of child-rearing since the Paleolithic.

#1 daughter is into insects and nature, and is a pagan in her heart, so awestruck is she by this world.

#2 daughter loves literature and the arts, sings like an angel, and has been lead in a few musicals. She's 10....

#1 son has an encyclopedic knowledge of diesel and diesel-electric locomotives, and knows every dqiate inch of his home town like he knows the back of his hand. He rides beautifully, but prefers to walk beside his horse, and is, at 9, a lady-killer.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:28 AM (rl9mt)

400 399
Cooth -



Ain't that the truth, though. To her credit, their mother agrees with me that children should pursue whatever interests them.



We've been raising 'free-range' children before there was the need
for a name to describe what was the normative mode of child-rearing
since the Paleolithic.



#1 daughter is into insects and nature, and is a pagan in her heart, so awestruck is she by this world.



#2 daughter loves literature and the arts, sings like an angel, and has been lead in a few musicals. She's 10....



#1 son has an encyclopedic knowledge of diesel and diesel-electric
locomotives, and knows every dqiate inch of his home town like he
knows the back of his hand. He rides beautifully, but prefers to walk
beside his horse, and is, at 9, a lady-killer.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:28 AM (rl9mt)


Did you get any nibbles after the steam locomotive info I dropped a while back?

And, yeah....there's a certain spectrum where young men unabashedly show their interest, and young ladies tend to reciprocate.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

401 The biggest mistake we make is to turn education over to "education experts" who are entirely driven by theory, and who force indoctrination on children regardless of its real-world value when they attain adulthood.
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There is an amusing segment in the book 'Pioneer Go Home' (moron recommended) where a hostile psychologist wants to administer a word association test to the guardian of some children in order to determine the guardians 'fitness'.

The judge hearing the case administers the test himself in the privacy of his chambers. Then, back in court, the psychologist interprets the results very pejoratively, and pronounces the guardian to be unfit. It is at that point that the judge announces that he was the one who completed the test. Amusing moment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 02:47 AM (9mTYi)

402
For the next Gun Thread, a test:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zah7rjh

29/30. I was too quick on a particular question.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 29, 2016 02:48 AM (FlRtG)

403 He went berserk with enthusiasm fron the steam locomotives. Ended up dropping coin -bigly coin - to secure for him a fee books and a video of the Cass Scenic Railroad.

He's so perceptive, my #1 son is. 'Daddy was a boy in green hills,' he said, seeong the Cass film. .....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:50 AM (rl9mt)

404 403
He went berserk with enthusiasm fron the steam locomotives. Ended up
dropping coin -bigly coin - to secure for him a fee books and a video of
the Cass Scenic Railroad.



He's so perceptive, my #1 son is. 'Daddy was a boy in green hills,' he said, seeong the Cass film. .....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 02:50 AM (rl9mt)


My grandfather, who sparked my interest in steam locomotives, narrated a documentary about them. If there is anything I can do to help you with your son's engagement, please let me know.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 02:55 AM (EzgxV)

405 From the "heavy metal lyrics analysis" link:


Least Metal Words

Rank Word Metalness
1 particularly -6.47
2 indicated -6.32
3 secretary -6.29
4 committee -6.16
5 university -6.09
6 relatively -6.08
7 noted -5.85
8 approximately -5.75
9 chairman -5.69
10 employees -5.67
11 attorney -5.66
12 membership -5.64
13 administrative -5.61
14 considerable -5.60
15 academic -5.51
16 literary -5.49
17 agencies -5.48
18 measurements -5.47
19 fiscal -5.45
20 residential -5.45


To me, many of those purportedly "least metal" words are hellish in their own way, more evil and unbearable than the "demons" and "sorrow" and "flames" of the most metal word-list.

I mean, c'mon, doesn't your blood run cold at the sound of "committee" and "administrative"? Mine sure does.

Time, of course, to write some metal lyrics using some least-metal words:


A Committee Is Particularly Indicated for the Measurement of Your Soul

by Zomborg

The Chairman has noted
Your relative unease.
Considerable evidence
of fiscal disease.

An agency of academics
will now probe your hole.
A committee is particularly indicated
for the measurement of your soul.

Measurement!
of your...
Soul!

No attorney can save you
No membership, don't care.
No personal secretary,
Nor academic chair.

Your spirit belongs to us now
A resident in hell.
For the committee has indicated
a pain no balm can quell.


Measurement!
of your...
Soul!

[guitar solo]

Measurement!
of your...
Soul!

Posted by: zombie at July 29, 2016 02:57 AM (jBuUi)

406 Will do, Cooth.

Big thing just now is the matter of the family kindjal.

Their mother thinks it a silly tradition, but it seems to me that #1 daughter should have it.

#1 son will have my watch, bebut, and shashka, of course, as #2 daughter will have my library and all my photo gear.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 29, 2016 03:03 AM (rl9mt)

407 405 That is the MOST METAL thing EVER!!

Posted by: Nathan Explosion at July 29, 2016 03:21 AM (R1ejq)

408 Incidentally, Disneyland has a variety of rides available to ordinary guests that are not well documented. For example, you can request to have anyone in your party "wake up Jose" in the Tiki room -- it's entirely at the discretion of the ride op. But if you ask nicely, you can tap the cane on Jose's perch to get the show started.




On the Mark Twain riverboat cruise, you can ask to ride with the captain -- you'll probably get to take the wheel [it's on a track] and ring the bell. You used to get a signed document -- you still get to sign the logbook.



And the big one -- two of the Disneyland trains were never real working trains....they were built by model train hobbyists in larger scale. As such, they incorporated places for guests to ride. At the Main Street station only, you can request to ride a grand circle loop of the Disneyland Railroad in a guest seat.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 03:22 AM (EzgxV)

409 semi-linked up thread, but LOL-worthy

www.dailywire.com/news/7909/hillary-accepts-nomination-immediately -bores-ben-shapiro?utm_source =twitterutm_medium=socialutm_content=newsutm_campaign=twitterbenshapiro

take out the spaces

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 29, 2016 03:50 AM (i6Yqt)

410 i was at a public meeting tonight, about "public safety", and much whining was heard, especially about the city not enforcing laws because it had lost lawsuits...

i suggested that part of the solution was to get those laws changed, which would require voters, such as those present, to vote for different politicians than what were currently in office.

from the response, i'm fairly certain human sacrifice would have been a more popular suggestion as an agent of change.

#idiots

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 29, 2016 03:54 AM (i6Yqt)

411 Longer road trip to work today, knew it was coming.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at July 29, 2016 03:54 AM (bksJQ)

412 You thought the new Ghostbusters was trying to be politically correct with its casting...

"The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African-American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jeehfv5

Posted by: The Flyin' Hat at July 29, 2016 04:01 AM (vBeA5)

413 Ah, quite. It's lonely but at least they're isn't bickering between horde members.

Posted by: Skip at July 29, 2016 04:29 AM (bksJQ)

414 Good Morning Skip. Good Morning Everyone.

From Drudge.

"LACK OF A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP CAUSES MEMORY LOSS..."

Say what?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 04:37 AM (WVsWD)

415 Tim that's sounds right to me.

German Grand Prix starts today with Friday practice after this weekend the there is a mandatory month off until late the next race around the last week of August.

Posted by: Skip at July 29, 2016 04:50 AM (bksJQ)

416 I only read a few synopsis of Hillary's speach, I'll probably hear clips since I have a long commute today. I take it the human cardboard cutout version was unveiled.

Posted by: Skip at July 29, 2016 04:53 AM (bksJQ)

417 Well gotta go hope the GPS gets me there but not sure if I have the right location set.
For the record Votermom's Skip breakfast was a bowl of oatmeal and 1 cup of coffee, 1 cup of boring dry Cheerios and a coffee to eat while driving. Could stop for a donut too but not sure I have time now.

Posted by: Skip at July 29, 2016 04:57 AM (bksJQ)

418 I wasn't brave enough to watch any of it. The Rons and Ettes that did need some kind of intervention now.
It was driving them a tad insane.

"Say what" was my lame attempt at a joke.

Mesa no funny, eveh?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 04:59 AM (WVsWD)

419 Stop and get a Doughnut. A Chocolate covered Cake Doughnut.

Ummmmm.....Yummy.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 05:03 AM (WVsWD)

420 4 out of 5 beings with vaginal atrophy can trace the symptoms back to just hearing about me. Or even a picture of me withing 100 yards.

Theyz also shift their sexuality to "sad dolphin that is afraid of the water".

I'm not sure what they feel for me, I can never catch them to ask.

Posted by: somejoe at July 29, 2016 05:13 AM (7QK2w)

421 Night all.

Here is "Hitohira No Hanabira" by Stereopony:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 29, 2016 05:41 AM (vBeA5)

422 Sure is quiet. Too quiet.


*looks around*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 05:55 AM (9ym/8)

423 Man, the "life before cell phones" pic brings back memories. Between the ages of about 5 and 14, I don't think I ever had all the skin on both of my knees at the same time. Elbows as well.

Now, all you damn cell phone millennials get off my LAWN!

Posted by: Bayou City at July 29, 2016 05:55 AM (ZtIV1)

424 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, July 29, 2016. On this day in 1976 David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") killed one person and seriously wounded another in the first of a series of attacks in NYC. Amazingly despite being sentenced to 6 life sentences he is up for parole now every 2 years. He is claiming to be a "born again Christian" now. He, more than likely, would have been executed in SC as multiple murder is considered "special circumstances" here which qualifies for the death penalty.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

425 For the Morons with a strong stomach here is Fox coverage of Scankles acceptance speech after the rigged Democrat primaries.


http://tinyurl.com/hqlr3d8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

426 LACK OF A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP CAUSES MEMORY LOSS..."

---
we call those blackouts around here...

next best thing to a good night's sleep.

Val-U-Rite FTW!

which reminds me: i need another drink and to go to bed

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 29, 2016 06:00 AM (i6Yqt)

427 The Donald's response to "crooked" Hillary; AKA Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/cas2xvq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

428 Advocates say terrorist attacks on Christian churches in Africa are almost a common thing now.


http://tinyurl.com/z5lqr3f

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

429 Another "study" widely cited by gun grabbers has been debunked as "junk science".


http://tinyurl.com/gqxdxo4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

430 Army to get hoverboards and jetpacks? I say it depends on whose congressional district the manufacturer is in. Our military acquisition system is broken due to corrupt congressmen.


http://tinyurl.com/jot4gmy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

431 Two San Diego cops have been shot. No details on the cops or the shooters have been released. Based on past experience with the press and hush up of information I would say the perps or either blacks or illegals from Mexico.


http://tinyurl.com/zunckln

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

432 Some of you may have missed this in the comments yesterday afternoon.


Documents uncovered in a FOI civil suit indicate that the illegal targeting of conservative groups by the IRS and perjury (a felony for each count) was known by the IRS, the DOJ and the FBI yet they took no action and covered it up. That in itself is a felony on multiple counts. (Misprision of a felony and gross malfeasance of office.) This use of the IRS for political targeting was one of the counts for impeachment against Nixon that caused his resignation.


Louis Learner was not only not charged, but was promoted, and then given a golden parachute retirement after refusing to testify and then illegally invoking the 5th amendment after giving a speech. (You are not allowed to take the 5th after beginning testimony.) She was charged by the House with criminal contempt, which the law requires a Grand Jury to be formed and determine if criminal charges are warranted. Obama and unindicted felon Holder also broke the law there. At the very least if the Republicans are too balless to impeach Obama they should have at least moved to impeach Holder. But right now as conservatives move to impeach the current IRS head RINO Ryan is even stalling that.


People and fellow Morons; we truly do not have a Party. There is a reason Trump squashed all of his opposition in the Primaries. End of rant.


http://tinyurl.com/hw6y8g3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

433 Democrat Mayor of Somerville, MA will not take down a banner celebrating the terrorist thug group Black Lives Matter that is hung on the city's city hall. If this was a banner celebrating Christianity or the Tea Party (or heaven forbid the confederate battle flag) the ACLU would be all over it. But despite widespread opposition to this banner it is staying up. This is what absolute control by Democrats is good for and what happens when you have no opposition Party.


http://tinyurl.com/zzhyn6x

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

434 Accused muzzie child rapist in WA State skipped the country and fled back to the UAE 2 days before his trial. Yes, lets bring hundreds of thousands more of these vermin of that murderous cult into this country.


http://tinyurl.com/zpvfj7w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

435 Illegal migrant who was convicted of murdering Chandra Levy and who a black robe ordered a new trial for will be released for deportation, provided his home country will take him back. If not he will be released to the streets.


http://tinyurl.com/zpvfj7w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

436 A list of Scankles proposed tax increases if by some unfortunate act of vote fraud she is elected. If you are depending on the Republicans to block these taxes in congress think again. Even if RINO Ryan and Clowncar McConnell tried to block these the precedent for pen and phone implementation has already been set and Republicans have shown no stomach for stopping that.


http://tinyurl.com/z825keg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

437 A stirring tribute at the last night of the DNC . . . to the Russian Navy. A vain attempt at propaganda to try and get people to think the Democrats actually support our military and veterans. I think "Scoop" Jackson was the last Democrat who supported the military for anything other than a source of income for their home State or PR for getting elected. He died in office in 1983. When a MOH awardee was paraded out the commies in the audience actually booed and turned their backs on him.


http://tinyurl.com/zf9z8vg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

438 Leon Panetta made a comment at the Commie Convention saying that ISIS must be defeated. The audience booed him. That and the above is the State of today's Democrat Party. They are only kept in office by the power of the FSA and for that I blame FDR and LBJ initially, and now a new evil villain, Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/zx2uo36

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

439 Limbaugh asks if Scankles' speech was worth $400,000. Of course not Rush, most people with half a brain know those speech payments were not for speeches. They were bribes for the Clinton Crime syndicate.


http://tinyurl.com/jxdjtlu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

440 And speaking of that evil Confederate flag that causes so many shooters and climatic occurrences in the US; a long term female cop in Rosswell, GA has been fired for flying the Confederate flag in her yard. A black butt-hurt pastor complained about it to authorities.


http://tinyurl.com/z33vmgm

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

441 Heritage explains to stupid liberal artists why they can not keep politicians from using their works at their political events.


http://tinyurl.com/zd5cuv6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

442 Being a press secretary for the biggest liar in history to date has to be a really tough job. Josh (I'm) Ernest tries to defend Obama's outrageous lie about it being easier to buy a gun than it is a book.


http://tinyurl.com/hd5vkxt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

443 As I said yesterday, there is no government agency under the executive branch that is not corrupt as hell under Obama. Here the head of a government department under HUD has illegally spent millions in PR campaigns. So where are the charges?


http://tinyurl.com/hmn5qd9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

444
Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k


That's it for today folks. Thankfully the Commie Convention is over so now we can get back to real news.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

445 Phew! Made it just in time.

Woke up at 4:45 and the first the first thought that popped into my head was, "You'd better hurry or you'll miss VNN."

'Morning, horde.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:10 AM (Nhjs9)

446 Anyone wanna bet the first thought that pops into willow's mind this morning is, "I will never, EVER use the word "Pregnancy" as a one-word post.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:11 AM (Nhjs9)

447 G'mornin' Horde !

Thanks for the morning news, Vic !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at July 29, 2016 06:12 AM (gUoN4)

448 Poor girl.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 06:13 AM (9ym/8)

449 I laughed out loud at her when she yelled, "I ain't birthin' no babies!"

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:15 AM (Nhjs9)

450 There are just some things you don't need to know. I'll think I'll that one and Muldoon's passing into that folder.

The Dead. They are among us. Beware.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:15 AM (WVsWD)

451 449
I laughed out loud at her when she yelled, "I ain't birthin' no babies!"


Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:15 AM (Nhjs9)

An obvious reference to Butterfly McQueen and GWTW.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:16 AM (mpXpK)

452 The word "file" seems to be missing. Come on fingers, catch up with brain.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:16 AM (WVsWD)

453 Vic, you're right. We don't have a third party. Except that in this election, Trump is filling the role of third party.

So what happens if we elect Trump and he fails us also? Because I'm not sure it's reparable at this stage. I give him a 50/50 chance.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:18 AM (Nhjs9)

454 17 Generally speaking, people don't talk as much about the size of their bowel movements. It's called growing up.

Posted by: Insomniac

I just saw 4 days of people talking about a bowel movement, and finished it up with the bowel movement giving her own speech.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 06:19 AM (QdAXQ)

455 'Morning, Tim. You used up all your allotment of the word "file" in yesterday's threads wrangling Corel Draw.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:20 AM (Nhjs9)

456 "Come on fingers, catch up with brain."



I had a bad day of that yesterday. Hands and head just don't mesh up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 06:20 AM (9ym/8)

457 24 >>>Hanway was the first man to parade an umbrella unashamed in 18th-century
England, a time and place in which umbrellas were strictly taboo. In
the minds of many Brits, umbrella usage was symptomatic of a weakness of
character, particularly among men. Few people ever dared to be seen
with such a detestable, effeminate contraption. To carry an umbrella
when it rained was to incur public ridicule.
...The
rain-repelling revolution had begun, with the dearly departed Hanway as
its pioneer. Not all heroes wear capes, but some carry umbrellas.



Bet he could get it through a gateway, too.


18th century man... smarter than our SCOAMF.


Posted by: SMOD, take me away

Yes, full circle on brolley faggitude.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 06:21 AM (QdAXQ)

458 It's a regular occurrence with me RK. I'd like to be on the other side just once.

"Just what in the heck is that joker trying to say? Every other word is missing"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:22 AM (WVsWD)

459 What a shame. I'm seventy years old and I've been waiting all my life to vote for a woman for president. Instead of a woman, they gave me a crook. Now that the opportunity presents itself, it's impossible. What a cruel joke.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:24 AM (Nhjs9)

460 Creeper, corel draw isn't a problem for now. By poor brain still is.

Oxygen! moar!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:24 AM (WVsWD)

461 453 So what happens if we elect Trump and he fails us
also? Because I'm not sure it's reparable at this stage. I give him a
50/50 chance.


Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:18 AM (Nhjs9)

I am of the opinion that the only thing that can save America is an Art V convention. I know there are a lot of naysayers here who think the State representatives will sell us out again and again but there is nothing worse that what we have now.

And if the rules for a convention are followed there will be more Red States than Blue so I think we would have a chance to correct some serious excesses by the Democrats and the courts.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:24 AM (mpXpK)

462 On this day in 1976 David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") killed one person and seriously wounded another in the first of a series of attacks in NYC.

Maury Terry wrote a book, The Ultimate Evil, about the SoS killings. His theory is that Berkowitz was part of a Manson-affiliated Satanic cult and that most of the killings were done by other people, Berkowitz being the agreed-upon patsy. Terry also theorizes that some of the SoS murders were filmed, as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2016 06:27 AM (X6fMO)

463 A vote for Trump really is a vote for his Wife and Children. He seems to have gotten it together with his present Wife.

Going to give him the benefit of the doubt,

Plus, not a lifelong public servant/politician/lawyer.

We need more Truck Drivers and Secretaries in Dee Cee. Not professionals.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:27 AM (WVsWD)

464 Idunno, Vic. Seems to me our Constitution isn't that outmoded. I don't think we need to change IT. We need to change US.

Oh, and it would be nice if judges would read it occasionally.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:28 AM (Nhjs9)

465 462 Maury Terry wrote a book, The Ultimate Evil,
about the SoS killings. His theory is that Berkowitz was part of a
Manson-affiliated Satanic cult and that most of the killings were done
by other people, Berkowitz being the agreed-upon patsy. Terry also
theorizes that some of the SoS murders were filmed, as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2016 06:27 AM (X6fMO)

Twenty years ago I would have assigned that to "black helicopter syndrome". But now after all the crap-fest that has gone down I see anything is possible.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:29 AM (mpXpK)

466 Aagghh. I just watched a tape of the Chelsea Clinton speech. Her vocal fry is like fingernails-on-blackboards.

Posted by: m at July 29, 2016 06:29 AM (/7Lfc)

467 42

I hate that Trump made fun of that reporters disability. Hate it. Indefensible. Horrible. And stupid

Posted by: ThunderB

Perhaps Trump wasn't making fun of it, it was an homage.

Some might say that Trump gave the guy the compliment of treating him as good as anyone else who attacks him--treating him with the same respect.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 06:29 AM (QdAXQ)

468 Guess we're not going to get a flaming skull post from Ace on the latest IRS info.

If anything defines Obastard's administration, it is the unholy corruption at the IRS and the use of that agency to steal an election.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:31 AM (Nhjs9)

469 467 42

I hate that Trump made fun of that reporters disability. Hate it. Indefensible. Horrible. And stupid

Posted by: ThunderB

Perhaps Trump wasn't making fun of it, it was an homage.

Some might say that Trump gave the guy the compliment of treating him as good as anyone else who attacks him--treating him with the same respect.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn

Timmah!

Posted by: Timmy at July 29, 2016 06:32 AM (QdAXQ)

470 331
301
TY for the ONT Maet.



It was mentioned earlier here that most kids think the US was the only country to have had slavery. Just sad the ignorance.

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 12:59 AM (o/90i)


How sad the purposely engineered ignorance that has skyrocketed since the Federal Department of Education was established under Jimmy Carter. There should be a Constitutional Amendment that bans the Federal Government from ANY role in education -- not establishing accreditation standards, not providing student loans, no testing, no funding, no nothing.....they've tainted every single aspect of education that they've managed to touch -- the proper remedy is to keep them completely away.


Posted by: cthulhu

It's all part of disarming the populace. They want a population with no guns and no brains.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 06:34 AM (QdAXQ)

471 Woke up to this post by a lib friend...smh "As an independent who is not thrilled with either choice for President, I watched both conventions. The dark despair and broken america that was portrayed last week is not the america I know. I wish you could share my america with me. I believe we are the greatest country in the world and I believe that if we work together, we can become even greater.
This week the democratic convention portrayed an america full of hope and dreams and the belief that together we can become even better. This week, I saw my america!
I'M WITH HER!!! Love trumps hate!"....pffft...

Posted by: KWDreaming at July 29, 2016 06:37 AM (vvQF4)

472 464
Idunno, Vic. Seems to me our Constitution isn't that outmoded. I don't think we need to change IT. We need to change US.

Oh, and it would be nice if judges would read it occasionally.


Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:28 AM (Nhjs9)

The section dealing with the courts really does need to be completely rewritten, as does the much abused 14th amendment. Some articles need to be tightened up to remove ANY possible interpretation of an "all powerful Washington" riding heard over the States which is the very opposite of what the founders intended.


In addition I would rewrite the 24th amendment to make it a requirement that to be eligible to vote in federal elections you must pay a net amount in federal taxes and likewise in State and local elections.

This would eliminate the free shit army from voting themselves bread and circuses. It would also probably eliminate the current Democrat Party and people like Scankles.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:38 AM (mpXpK)

473 468
Guess we're not going to get a flaming skull post from Ace on the latest IRS info.

If
anything defines Obastard's administration, it is the unholy corruption
at the IRS and the use of that agency to steal an election.


Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:31 AM (Nhjs9)

He had asked that people refrain from posted on it and he would post a thread dedicated to it, but people yesterday afternoon ignored his request.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:40 AM (mpXpK)

474 I don't think its flame worthy because nothing will happen with that information. If somebody actually were to face charges then maybe.

If they were convicted and sent to prison, yes.

As of now? Not even a match to light the fire.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:40 AM (WVsWD)

475 I am of the opinion that the only thing that can
save America is an Art V convention. I know there are a lot of
naysayers here who think the State representatives will sell us out
again and again but there is nothing worse that what we have now.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:24 AM
~~~~~

I'm with you 100% on this Vic. Wish more people would read the answers to their objections that are posted on the site. I've put the link up a number of times, but I doubt many ventured there.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 29, 2016 06:41 AM (Lsu4e)

476 >>>>I am of the opinion that the only thing that can save America is an Art V
convention. I know there are a lot of naysayers here who think the
State representatives will sell us out again and again but there is
nothing worse that what we have now.

And if the rules for a
convention are followed there will be more Red States than Blue so I
think we would have a chance to correct some serious excesses by the
Democrats and the courts.
.
.
.Vic it isn't ever going to happen. The Dems know they are outnumbered at the State level, and they will never let it happen. There is no way we can get 2/3 of the States to agree to start the process.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 29, 2016 06:42 AM (iONHu)

477 Dogs go out. Find a skunk.


Oy vey.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 06:42 AM (9ym/8)

478 474
I don't think its flame worthy because nothing will happen with that
information. If somebody actually were to face charges then maybe.



If they were convicted and sent to prison, yes.



As of now? Not even a match to light the fire.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:40 AM (WVsWD)

Flaming Skull threads were not intended to reflect use for the information. In all cases I have seen it is obvious that there need to be an action.

The Skull threads are intended to show outrageous behavior on the part of politicians or others.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:44 AM (mpXpK)

479 Need a smile this morning? Here's a rabbit and a squirrel playing tag.

http://tinyurl.com/jnf3lcm

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:45 AM (Nhjs9)

480 Seems to me our Constitution isn't that outmoded. I don't think we need to change IT. We need to change US.
Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:28 AM

~~~~~

See, that's the thing. The changes proposed would bring the constitution back in line with what the founders envisioned. It doesn't assume (like the libs do) that it is outmoded. It seeks to strengthen language to return to (small r) republican principles.

conventionofstates.com

Posted by: IrishEi at July 29, 2016 06:46 AM (Lsu4e)

481 476 .Vic it isn't ever going to happen. The Dems know
they are outnumbered at the State level, and they will never let it
happen. There is no way we can get 2/3 of the States to agree to start
the process.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 29, 2016 06:42 AM (iONHu)

We have actually came close to that several times. Each time Congress feels the heat burning their corrupt asses and take actions to sooth the angry crowds.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

482 Nothing will happen, Tim, but I think we ought to keep screaming about it anyway. Everyone hates the IRS, so this is one time the outrage might register.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:47 AM (Nhjs9)

483 "The Skull threads are intended to show outrageous behavior on the part of politicians or others. "

That's the point. It's no longer outrageous. It's expected. Outrageous would be for somebody to pay a penalty for the shit they do. If it's a donkeytard.

Please tell me I'm wrong.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

484 I think the biggest changes that would help America would be to remove appointment of SCOTUS entirely from DC and the above mentioned revision of the 14th and 24th amendments.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

485 483 That's the point. It's no longer outrageous. It's
expected. Outrageous would be for somebody to pay a penalty for the shit
they do. If it's a donkeytard.



Please tell me I'm wrong.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

Whether the corrupt Democrats do anything about it or not, it is still outrageous behavior.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

486 "Whether the corrupt Democrats do anything about it or not, it is still outrageous behavior. "



If only we were a nation of laws, and not (wo)men. Oh well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 06:52 AM (9ym/8)

487 If the Democrat Party was a blog commenter I would ban them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

488
471 Woke up to this post by a lib friend...smh "As an independent who is not thrilled with either choice for President, I watched both conventions. The dark despair and broken america that was portrayed last week is not the america I know. I wish you could share my america with me. I believe we are the greatest country in the world and I believe that if we work together, we can become even greater.
This week the democratic convention portrayed an america full of hope and dreams and the belief that together we can become even better. This week, I saw my america!
I'M WITH HER!!! Love trumps hate!"....pffft...

Posted by: KWDreaming

"we must work together to blah blah blah", means I want you to pay and I'll spend it. Teamwork.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 06:58 AM (QdAXQ)

489 "The dark despair and broken america that was portrayed last week is not the america I know."

***** Congratulations, asshole. It is exactly the "america" we know.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:00 AM (Nhjs9)

490 488
"we must work together to blah blah blah", means I want you to pay and I'll spend it. Teamwork.



Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 06:58 AM (QdAXQ)


No kidding just look at all the new taxes Scankles is pushing for above at #436

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 07:01 AM (mpXpK)

491 Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 06:47 AM (Nhjs9)

I agree with the screaming part. Outrage is another matter. I just got done rummaging through the junk boxes downstairs and couldn't find any spare outrages.
They all have been used up.

I did find some change and a Snickers Mini that looks like a couple of years old.

I'm temped to taste it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:01 AM (WVsWD)

492 Another great takedown of the speech by Hillary-this one by Daniel Greenfield, of "Frontpage" magazine;


http://preview.tinyurl.com/jtwfbpg

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2016 07:03 AM (HXQyP)

493 I think I have some spare outrage around here somewhere...probably in the cabinet with the old Corel Draw. The problem is, my outrage meter blew up last week after having been pegged for seven years, so there's no way to tell for sure if I'm outraged. "Outrage" seems to be the baseline now.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:04 AM (Nhjs9)

494 The problem is, my outrage meter blew up last week after having been pegged for seven years, so there's no way to tell for sure if I'm outraged."



Do you have an ampmeter?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:06 AM (9ym/8)

495 Whoa! Read Fenelon's link, ya'll. Greenfield roasted her.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:06 AM (Nhjs9)

496 One other change that I would look for is the section dealing with freedom of religion. I would make sure that it was clearly understood that the federal government had absolutely no say on religious matters in this country. And I would define a religion as a belief in a supreme being (or beings) whose tenets did not advocate rape, murder, war, or other actions against fellow citizens.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 07:07 AM (mpXpK)

497
430 Army to get hoverboards and jetpacks? I say it depends on whose congressional district the manufacturer is in. Our military acquisition system is broken due to corrupt congressmen.


http://tinyurl.com/jot4gmy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

.. and those who vote for them.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 07:09 AM (QdAXQ)

498 Ya know, not advocating, but Trump came along last week and told us that Hillary would campaign on more of the same.


Then, we get the DNC, and everything's fine.........except for more B.O.-style "change."

*looks at last 7 years*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:10 AM (9ym/8)

499 Do you have an ampmeter?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:06 AM (9ym/
Yes, as a matter of fact. Will that measure outrage?

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:12 AM (Nhjs9)

500 439 Limbaugh asks if Scankles' speech was worth $400,000. Of course not Rush, most people with half a brain know those speech payments were not for speeches. They were bribes for the Clinton Crime syndicate.


http://tinyurl.com/jxdjtlu


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

Neither Hillary!/HER nor her speech are worth the toilet paper they are smeared on.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 29, 2016 07:14 AM (QdAXQ)

501 FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2016 07:03 AM (HXQyP)

------

That link is excellent.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 29, 2016 07:17 AM (U+nHb)

502 "Yes, as a matter of fact. Will that measure outrage?"




No, just energy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:17 AM (9ym/8)

503 Empty Seats, actors being paid sub par wages to fill said seats. Had to be shamed into displaying U.S. Flags.

Confiscating bernie signs, turning out lights, noise makes. A wall around the whole convention and another around the podium.

Yeah, that was some convention you donkeytards had.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:19 AM (WVsWD)

504 No, just energy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:17 AM (9ym/
In that case, it's futile. They drained the energy completely out of me five years ago. "Doing" is out of the question. "Surviving" is all that's left.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:20 AM (Nhjs9)

505 Ha.

Failing late-night host Stephen Colbert pulled out his old Comedy Central character to try to save his failing TV show.

Comedy Central has claimed intellectual property and told him to stop.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z3vobbh

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 29, 2016 07:20 AM (iLoHX)

506 My one complaint about Greenfield's post, linked by Fenelon, was that he kept repeating that when communism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag. Don't know about you, but I didn't see many American flags there. Maybe Greenfield meant a "BLM" flag.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:22 AM (Nhjs9)

507 "They drained the energy completely out of me five years ago. "Doing" is out of the question. "Surviving" is all that's left."



Come on. Eat your Wheaties and have a scotch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:22 AM (9ym/8)

508 I think I pissed everybody off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:28 AM (9ym/8)

509 "Come on. Eat your Wheaties ...."

Would rather have Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:28 AM (WVsWD)

510 I'd sell my soul to be able to drink a scotch and soda. Unfortunately, my GI tract has other ideas. Booze is an express ticket to the ER.

But I get away with a beer every now and then. Breakfast of Champions?

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:28 AM (Nhjs9)

511 Naw RK, I don't think you could ever do that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:29 AM (WVsWD)

512

Well,

that was something.

Posted by: Filgert Golightly at July 29, 2016 07:29 AM (3DO6e)

513 Morning all

Did NOT watch 1 second last night.

I hear they good police and the Military again

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2016 07:31 AM (Ozsfq)

514 Maury Terry wrote a book, The Ultimate Evil,
about the SoS killings.



SoS. Son of Sam. Had to go further up and re-read.
Originally read SoS as Secretary of State.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 29, 2016 07:32 AM (Yu4ah)

515 506
My one complaint about Greenfield's post, linked by Fenelon, was that he
kept repeating that when communism comes to America it will be wrapped
in the flag. Don't know about you, but I didn't see many American flags
there. Maybe Greenfield meant a "BLM" flag.



Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:22 AM (Nhjs9)

I would say that "communism" came to America in the 1886 labor riots in Chicago. American labor has always been eat up with communists.

The Democrat convention of 1896 with William Jennings Bryan's cross of gold speech made it mainstream.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 07:32 AM (mpXpK)

516 203 Another fun map they should create would be the one where governments in the last 150 years have slaughtered over a hundred thousand of their own citizens for ideological reasons. That map would pretty much include the entire world except for the US, Canada, NZ, Australia and Britain.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 28, 2016 11:49 PM (CS7jF)

A hundred thousand? Try a hundred million.
Posted by: rickl at July 28, 2016 11:54 PM (sdi6R)


Of course the total is over a hundred million. I was setting the threshold for an individual country at a hundred thousand just to have a proper map scale.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 12:25 AM (CS7jF)


You're right, of course. I misread your original comment. I blame alcohol.

Posted by: rickl at July 29, 2016 07:33 AM (sdi6R)

517 Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2016 07:31 AM (Ozsfq)

Just a hunch but I don't think many people bought what they were selling. Her convention bounce isn't going to be anywhere near what they expected.

BTW a lot of so called experts are calling for a 10-12 point swing in the polls.

Narrative. That's all it is.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:34 AM (WVsWD)

518 Appreciate it, Timbo.


Well, shit. Light out. Better go out and do something.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:34 AM (9ym/8)

519 So, what will Trump do this morning?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 29, 2016 07:35 AM (iLoHX)

520 BTW a lot of so called experts are calling for a 10-12 point swing in the polls.


Yeah I agree...another 10 point swing to TRUMP

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2016 07:35 AM (Ozsfq)

521 503 Empty Seats, actors being paid sub par wages to fill said seats. Had to be shamed into displaying U.S. Flags.

Confiscating bernie signs, turning out lights, noise makes. A wall around the whole convention and another around the podium.

Yeah, that was some convention you donkeytards had.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:19 AM (WVsWD)
_________________

Booing Leon Panetta when he said we need to defeat ISIS . . . .

The Dims would rather give the terrorists free airplane rides to the U.S., green cards, food stamps, EBT cards and voter registration cards . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 29, 2016 07:35 AM (NnYnv)

522 All the BS from the Dem convention is threatening to tip the country over. Everybody shift west!

Posted by: Ripley at July 29, 2016 07:35 AM (1BQGO)

523 How does she get any bounce out of that convention? She already has all the libs. There was nothing that would convert indies or Reps. Betting she gets two points max.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (Nhjs9)

524 Update to the fingerprint accessing cell phone story: it worked. Interesting collaboration between university science guys (1 Asian, two dot Indians) and local police.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (PHxng)

525 @440

If I was that cop in Roswell, GA. I'd sue the hell out of that city. Since when do cops surrender their Constitutional rights for being a cop. This kind of crap won't stop until you hit them in the wallet.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (SXa8W)

526 I'm surprised Hillary chose to wear white last night.

Pretty risky, in her condition.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (NnYnv)

527 For a Hillary speech, I think she knocked it out of the park. She didn't embarrass herself, didn't have any coughing fits, and she pushed all the emotional buttons she intended to. She had the crown in the palm of her hand.

The problem is that half of the voters in the country eat that shit up.

Posted by: rickl at July 29, 2016 07:38 AM (sdi6R)

528 How does she get any bounce out of that convention? She already has all the libs. There was nothing that would convert indies or Reps. Betting she gets two points max.
Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (Nhjs9)

I am betting she gets a negative bounce... That was and Anti-American, BLM, NOW Convention. It was fucking disgusting

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2016 07:38 AM (Ozsfq)

529 Crowd, not crown. I blame lack of coffee.

Posted by: rickl at July 29, 2016 07:38 AM (sdi6R)

530 523
How does she get any bounce out of that convention? She already has all
the libs. There was nothing that would convert indies or Reps. Betting
she gets two points max.


Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (Nhjs9)

Not to worry, the liberal MFM will simply change the fudge factor multiplier for Democrat/Republican offset on the polls and give her what ever bounce they think they can get away with.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 07:39 AM (mpXpK)

531 It'll be more like a jiggle than a bounce

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 29, 2016 07:40 AM (JO9+V)

532 Nood.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 29, 2016 07:40 AM (iLoHX)

533 532
Nood.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 29, 2016 07:40 AM (iLoHX)

Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:40 AM (Nhjs9)

534 525 If I was that cop in Roswell, GA. I'd sue the hell
out of that city. Since when do cops surrender their Constitutional
rights for being a cop. This kind of crap won't stop until you hit them
in the wallet.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (SXa8W)

She could but technically since GA is a right to work State she would lose unless she could show that her firing was a violation of some federal civil rights law.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 07:40 AM (mpXpK)

535 re Vic and restricting the franchise

First off, if you want the voter pool to contain only those who have paid net taxes, go to a flat tax with no deductions. Now everyone pays something if they have any sort of income. Problem solved. No need for an Amendment.

Second, the trend is clearly to EXPAND the voter pool. Giving illegals the right to vote (NYC, CA) in local elections, felons by fiat (VA), lowering the age to 16 (being pushed hard), Motor Voter and other 'automatic' registration schemes, voter 'assistants' for those unable to hit their drool cups (I'm referring to mental incompetents here, not the physically disabled), vote by mail, vote by email, vote a month early, vote by internet...

I'd easily settle for requiring only people that show up at the polls get to vote, and that they show proof of ID, said ID reflecting proof of citizenship to obtain.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 29, 2016 07:41 AM (gyKtp)

536 In our local new another convenience store clerk named Patel was shot by a black man. Why do black people hate Patels? And why are they always named something like Tyrone Latrineious Brown?

Posted by: freaked at July 29, 2016 07:42 AM (BO/km)

537 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 07:34 AM (9ym/

Not a prob.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 29, 2016 07:42 AM (WVsWD)

538 >>>>How does she get any bounce out of that convention? She already has all
the libs. There was nothing that would convert indies or Reps. Betting
she gets two points max.

Posted by: creeper at July 29, 2016 07:37 AM (Nhjs9)



I am betting she gets a negative bounce... That was and Anti-American, BLM, NOW Convention. It was fucking disgusting
.
.
.
.I have $20 that says she goes down in the polls next week.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 29, 2016 07:45 AM (iONHu)

539 This is what absolute control by Democrats is good for and what happens when you have no opposition Party.

====

Vic, it's not so much your links I'm thankful for as much as your commentary. As someone who has lived in a one-party city for 30 years, you give me a lot of psychological relief, and strength to go on. Thank You!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 29, 2016 07:49 AM (EZebt)

540 I don't know, there's a small portion of people who haven't made up their minds, and quite frankly some people are correct. The pubbies portrayed America as circling the drain and the dems didn't. People like upbeat. I'm sad that I think she's going to win.

Posted by: Jaimo at July 29, 2016 07:49 AM (9U1OG)

541 539 Vic, it's not so much your links I'm thankful for as
much as your commentary. As someone who has lived in a one-party city
for 30 years, you give me a lot of psychological relief, and strength to
go on. Thank You!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 29, 2016 07:49 AM (EZebt)

Thanks, and I used to live there in the Bay Area as well, but it was more than 30 years ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 07:56 AM (mpXpK)

542 LAST!

Posted by: vivi at July 29, 2016 08:12 AM (11H2y)

543 Well, almost last. America isn't broken to the Free Shit Army. For them, the best is yet to come.

Posted by: vivi at July 29, 2016 08:17 AM (11H2y)

544 Flaming skull, how about New York is in play, I could not wrap my head around the 20 billion for NYC (after badmouthing Bush) and 9-11 ref in her little video last night until I realized she must have some shocking internals... Just my suspicion....

Posted by: the garbone at July 29, 2016 08:27 AM (9KECb)

545 Frogs using leaves as umbrellas:

http://tinyurl.com/zuvljsx

Posted by: m at July 29, 2016 08:33 AM (/7Lfc)

546 true last

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 09:15 AM (mpXpK)

547 @437 A stirring tribute at the last night of the DNC . . . to the Russian Navy.


http://tinyurl.com/zf9z8vg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 29, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)f I'm not mistaken, this scene took place at the last convention, NOT last night. The dimwits do a lot of stupid shit all the time, lets not make mistakes when we call them out on it.


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