Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]


little-yellow-horses.jpg

Little Yellow Horses*
Franz Marc

*Alternate title....Kerry Family Reunion

And some Moron Meet-up news below the fold....

"The 2016 Southwest Ohio Moron Meetup is now on for Saturday evening, October 22nd. Festivities begin at 7:00. Interested? Then drop a line to:
swohmome at mail dot com for details."

Except.....

Dayton man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a van

So, is he going to show up at the meet-up?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:00 AM




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1 Purdy horses.

Posted by: Flyguy at August 18, 2016 10:02 AM (ZhZyQ)

2 Looks like horse-peach hybrids.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at August 18, 2016 10:02 AM (S36RR)

3 Which one is Sarah Jessica Parker?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:04 AM (KUaJL)

4 If that van's a-rockin', don't go a-knockin'.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:04 AM (7HtZB)

5 "I'm Sarah Jessica Parker and I approve this message."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:04 AM (lc2RB)

6 Is there going to be a NoVaMoMe?

Since I live in Baltimore now, I'd actually be able to go to that one.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:04 AM (KUaJL)

7 How about a Philly area meetup?

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:05 AM (7HtZB)

8 Is there going to be a NoVaMoMe?

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would that be a Is there going to be a NoVanMoMe?

asking for a vehicle...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 18, 2016 10:06 AM (oGRue)

9 7 How about a Philly area meetup?
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:05 AM (7HtZB)

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I nominate you to organize. Now get to work!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 - Philly moron at August 18, 2016 10:07 AM (oGRue)

10 The theme continues. Nice.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:08 AM (cLMWw)

11 It's Yellow Week !!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:08 AM (dFi94)

12 LOLOLOLOL

You set up us with the theme of pretty dark haired fillies in yellow

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:09 AM (7lVbc)

13 So....headline: Van Man Tired of Hand

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2016 10:09 AM (0tfLf)

14 OK, I think I found the pic that CBD is going to use tomorrow:

http://ow.ly/ITLK303m94R

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:09 AM (lc2RB)

15 They asked if i was yella. I said Neigh!

Posted by: John Kerry at August 18, 2016 10:10 AM (oGRue)

16 Oh hey.

Dancing Queen did a guest review of Don Surber's book on my blog

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:10 AM (7lVbc)

17 I approve of this painting!

Posted by: zombie Andrew Mendoza at August 18, 2016 10:10 AM (Sdl+G)

18 CBD- do still have the email address for the NJ/NY meetup. If so could you give it again?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2016 10:11 AM (60XHp)

19 Oh hey.



Dancing Queen did a guest review of Don Surber's book on my blog



Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:10 AM (7lVbc)
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ABBA visited your blog? Awesome!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:11 AM (dFi94)

20 Marc is one of my favorite artists. His subjects are always animals and always in bright primary colors.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:11 AM (cLMWw)

21 Dayton man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a van

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Exhaust pipe?
Gas tank pipe?
Cigarette lighter?

Posted by: John Kerry at August 18, 2016 10:12 AM (oGRue)

22 Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2016 10:11 AM (60XHp)

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2016 10:12 AM (Zu3d9)

23 Alternate Painting Title:

Garbanzo Bean Butts (BIRM)

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2016 10:12 AM (mfo3v)

24 Willllll...burrrrr!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:13 AM (wPiJc)

25 7 How about a Philly area meetup?
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:05 AM (7HtZB)

I'd go to that. We should see if Wyatt and votermom are interested.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:13 AM (RD7QR)

26 They don't call it a Shaggin' Wagon for nothing.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:13 AM (/CXhS)

27
How many horses do you see in this painting?

I count four.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:14 AM (wPiJc)

28 6 Is there going to be a NoVaMoMe?

Since I live in Baltimore now, I'd actually be able to go to that one.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:04 AM (KUaJL)

Haven't heard of any this summer.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:14 AM (/CXhS)

29 Honey I just wonder what it feels like in the back
Of your pink Cadillac
Now some folks say it's too big
And uses too much gas
Some folks say it's too old
And that it goes too fast
But my love is bigger than a Honda
It's bigger than a Subaru
Hey man there's only one thing
And one car that will do
Anyway we don't have to drive it
Honey we can park it out in back
And have a party in your pink Cadillac

Posted by: bruce springsteen. car lover at August 18, 2016 10:15 AM (oGRue)

30 Who stole their tails?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:15 AM (wPiJc)

31 There are 3 horses!

Posted by: steevy at August 18, 2016 10:15 AM (fA75F)

32 Exhaust pipe?
Gas tank pipe?
Cigarette lighter?
Posted by: John Kerry at August 18, 2016 10:12 AM (oGRue)

****

Like a hot dog down a hallway......

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 18, 2016 10:15 AM (Drgf/)

33 anybody else remember SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS?

Posted by: lancewing plover at August 18, 2016 10:16 AM (q3SBA)

34 Marc is one of my favorite artists. His subjects are always animals and always in bright primary colors.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:11 AM (cLMWw)
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I like him too. I enjoy most of the artists of the Blue Rider movement. I think I have a Franz Marc reproduction on canvas stashed somewhere. I used to have it in my dining room, but then I painted the room a different color and it just didn't fit anymore. Probably under a heap of stuff in my spare room. I feel bad about myself now.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:16 AM (dFi94)

35 21 Dayton man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a van

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Exhaust pipe?
Gas tank pipe?
Cigarette lighter?

Posted by: John Kerry

Probably the gear shift.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 10:16 AM (kfcYC)

36 So, is he going to show up at the meet-up?

Probably not unless humping vans is part of the "festivities" and I trust it's not.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 10:17 AM (6HqlZ)

37 French Whore week continues!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at August 18, 2016 10:17 AM (evdj2)

38 Fractured definitions:


Horseshit - whinny the poo

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:18 AM (wPiJc)

39 No judgments here until I see a picture of the van.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (5ndb9)

40 Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "if that van is a rocking, don't go a knocking."

Posted by: Independent George (or the commenter formally known as Serenity Now!) at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (BDZWU)

41 Homeland Security Secretary to Visit Louisiana as Death Toll Rises to 13




13 people are dead, Queen Barry can't leave the golf course and they send Homeland Security to the sight and not a peep of criticism from Barry's MFM

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (493sH)

42 Goodbye horses
I'm flying over you

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (aJKfQ)

43 35 21 Dayton man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a van

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Exhaust pipe?
Gas tank pipe?
Cigarette lighter?

Posted by: John Kerry

Probably the gear shift.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 10:16 AM (kfcYC)

Nope. Front grill.

How?

No freakin' clue.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (/CXhS)

44 I can't tell if these are horses, golden delicious apples, butter beans, yellow heirloom tomatoes, or just stupid.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:20 AM (1H9ox)

45 13 people are dead, Queen Barry can't leave the golf course and they send Homeland Security to the sight and not a peep of criticism from Barry's MFM

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (493sH)

Can't wait for Jeh to get involved and start issuing citations to the Cajun Navy for not meeting specs and regs.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:21 AM (/CXhS)

46 I've never humped a van, but I do like me a woman with a nice dump truck.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:21 AM (1H9ox)

47 ABBA visited your blog? Awesome!
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:11 AM (dFi94)



Dancing Queen is a lurker, sometimes commenter here. Ace quoted her back during one of the debates on how Becky Quick wasn't even pretty enough to be the level of bitchy that she was (or something like that). I remember laughing coz true.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:21 AM (7lVbc)

48 >>Homeland Security Secretary to Visit Louisiana


Why not Sec. of the Interior, or EPA chief?

Has FEMA been disbanded, or was that moved under DHS?
Seems like a random choice to send Jeh Johnson...

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:21 AM (NOIQH)

49 Which one is Sarah Jessica Parker?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:04 AM (KUaJL)

The one on the left, er, admiring her own ass.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:22 AM (kXoT0)

50 So, Trump's polls are not so far out of whack. I read something from Mother Jones where they were a bit concerned that Hilary had spent $90M on ads to his zero and had not yet put Trump away.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:22 AM (tewYv)

51
Why not Sec. of the Interior, or EPA chief?

Has FEMA been disbanded, or was that moved under DHS?
Seems like a random choice to send Jeh Johnson...
Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:21 AM (NOIQH)

Have to clamp down on those unauthorized Cajun Navy people. They might be up to no good.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:23 AM (KUaJL)

52 >>anybody else remember SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS?


YES - candied popcorn, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:23 AM (NOIQH)

53 FEMA is moved under DHS.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:23 AM (tewYv)

54 Has FEMA been disbanded, or was that moved under DHS?
Seems like a random choice to send Jeh Johnson...


Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:21 AM (NOIQH)

It's under DHS. Not sure if it always was or was moved at some point.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 10:23 AM (Enq6K)

55 Two horses in a field will stand nose-to-ass, but it's not for the pleasant smell. It's so their buddy can swish flies with his tail. But if you take away the horse's tail (as in this picture) it's a whole different ball game.


Horse #2 to Horse #1- You don't come here for the fly swishing, do ya?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:24 AM (wPiJc)

56 50 So, Trump's polls are not so far out of whack. I read something from Mother Jones where they were a bit concerned that Hilary had spent $90M on ads to his zero and had not yet put Trump away.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:22 AM (tewYv)

He'd better get his shit together and start slamming her in ads (I'd start with the scandals and move on to the state of her health). After Labor Day the silly season is over and he's being defined right now.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:24 AM (RD7QR)

57 On Twitter @armscontrolwonk is saying that the news of moving the nukes to Romania is pure Russian propoganda

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:25 AM (/CXhS)

58 Trump camp has an ad that says 80% of Hillary's donations comes from only 20 people


https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/766177000859906048

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:25 AM (7lVbc)

59 So, once again we're back to yellow
This CBD is one odd fellow
He had to push it, couldn't stop
The ugly screens on my laptop


Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 10:25 AM (ZnIt3)

60 So with regards to the Louisiana flooding, it's still Bush's fault right?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (kXoT0)

61 He'd better get his shit together and start
slamming her in ads (I'd start with the scandals and move on to the
state of her health). After Labor Day the silly season is over and he's
being defined right now.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:24 AM (RD7QR)


From the sidebar article:

a senior Trump aide told Fox News the campaign will be rolling out TV
ads Friday in the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and
North Carolina.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (Enq6K)

62 57 On Twitter @armscontrolwonk is saying that the news of moving the nukes to Romania is pure Russian propoganda
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:25 AM (/CXhS)

It didn't sound right anyway. More likely they're in the UK.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

63 I don't want to click on the van rape article, but I am curious as to what type of van we are talking about here...mini, cargo, conversion, panel?
Not being part of that culture I am not sure what is considered sexy when it comes to humpable 2 ton vehicles.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (1H9ox)

64 This is made me laugh


https://media.giphy.com/media/WX8q9SfmzHmAo/giphy.gif

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:27 AM (7lVbc)

65 >>FEMA is moved under DHS.


Ugh.
What a clusterf#@$ DHS is!!!!

Jeh Johnson can't track illegals, DHS is releasing criminal illegals without deporting, and we're supposed to believe *that guy* is capable of managing a large scale disaster recovery effort?

OK, good luck with that.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:27 AM (NOIQH)

66 I like the picture; I don't think it would be as effective if the green hadn't been included. It's a nice touch against the yellow and the black.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (6HqlZ)

67 This bothers me. If you block out the horses heads, those butts look suspiciously humanoid. I think there is something subliminal at play here.


I shall rename this painting- "Thinly Veiled Butt Fetish"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (wPiJc)

68 After Labor Day the silly season is over and he's being defined right now.
Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:24 AM (RD7QR)

He's been getting defined for a long time now. Over a year, and none of it positive from the MSM. If he hasn't cratered to impossibly low levels of support by now, then something is different this season.
The quality of his opponent, perhaps.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (kKHcp)

69 Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (493sH)

If it's Jeh Johnson he is going to check on the well being of any illegals and refugees and to oversee their relocation to more safety and comfort if necessary.

Posted by: gracepc at August 18, 2016 10:29 AM (OU4q6)

70 I don't think the Trump "defining" stuff is all that effective, he is who he is, and he's been a part of public life in the US for longer than Hillary, but not as a politician.

He was going to be branded a racist and Hitler just for being the Republican nominee (ask Mitt Romney).

We will see what comes out of his advertising.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:29 AM (tewYv)

71 What????

Posted by: Loser VanDickingrill at August 18, 2016 10:29 AM (4AVeu)

72 I'm not fond of the German expressionist style: too many jarring loud colors and subjects that seem plebian. I looked at some other of Marc's paintings and keep thinking: "so what". Okay, that's me. This one isn't bad. It vaguely reminds me of some simple, flowing Japanese brush and ink drawings, a style I do like.

BTW, the artist did an almost identical painting called 'Large Blues Horses'. Maybe he gave Andy Warhol the idea for his same picture/different color dreck.

I appreciate the continuation of 'yellow week'. It's been an unexpected hoot.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2016 10:29 AM (V+03K)

73 So with regards to the Louisiana flooding, it's still Bush's fault right?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (kXoT0)




Of course it is. Nothing can be the fault of Queen Barry. The wildfires in California are Bush's fault too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:29 AM (493sH)

74 67 This bothers me. If you block out the horses heads, those butts look suspiciously humanoid. I think there is something subliminal at play here.


I shall rename this painting- "Thinly Veiled Butt Fetish"
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (wPiJc)

Gives a whole new meaning to "rode hard and put away wet".

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

75 This bothers me. If you block out the horses heads, those butts look suspiciously humanoid. I think there is something subliminal at play here.


I shall rename this painting- "Thinly Veiled Butt Fetish"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (wPiJc)


What bothers you more - that it looks that way, or that it looks that way to you?

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (tewYv)

76 We're going to get hit with Coldplay on Friday, aren't we?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (9krrF)

77 This is made me laugh


https://media.giphy.com/media/WX8q9SfmzHmAo/giphy.gif
Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:27 AM (7lVbc)

It's funny, but, sadly, there will be LIVs who will think that Trump actually picked up her, etc.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (kXoT0)

78 My sister's kitten will not stop climbing my drapes.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (dFi94)

79 We all live in a yellow morning thread
a yellow morning thread
a yellow morning thread

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (gyKtp)

80 I greatly enjoyed hearing the U.S. women who swept the 100m hurdles unabashedly praising God during the post-event interview and describing how they all regularly prayed together before their events. I pleasantly imagined hearing progressive heads exploding.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:31 AM (lc2RB)

81 Equine caterpillar.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:31 AM (1H9ox)

82 Yeah, not all of his horse painting depict them being so Ruebenesque.

I like this one of his - deer:

http://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/kunst/franz_marc_727/3043.jpg

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

83 78
My sister's kitten will not stop climbing my drapes.


Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (dFi94)

1) Hand it the vacuum
2) Spray it with water3) Take down your drapes

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (Enq6K)

84 Fucking useless president.

Congress should cut off his vacation budget for the rest of his term.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (4AVeu)

85 Of course it is. Nothing can be the fault of Queen Barry. The wildfires in California are Bush's fault too.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:29 AM (493sH)

Great. I am really pulling for Bobo to break 280 on his golf score and he can't do it if Bush keeps interrupting his efforts with these disasters.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (kXoT0)

86 78 My sister's kitten will not stop climbing my drapes.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:30 AM (dFi94)


You need to coat the drapes with butter so teh kitteh can't get a grip on them.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (lc2RB)

87 I don't want to click on the van rape article, but I
am curious as to what type of van we are talking about here...mini,
cargo, conversion, panel?

Not being part of that culture I am not sure what is considered sexy when it comes to humpable 2 ton vehicles.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (1H9ox)

Chevy Van?
https://youtu.be/RiEIToOWr64
That's allright with me.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (JO9+V)

88 I'm gonna say, "nay."

Posted by: Dang at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (k0G44)

89 Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan.

Target's shares fell $4.74, or 6 percent, to $70.74 in afternoon trading.




And the only solution is to spend $20 million on tranny bathrooms. Die Target as fast as you can

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)

90 I carried around a Marc repro of a yellow horse's ass with a blue background for years. Don't know why it appealed to me so much -- maybe the scandi colors. Guess grammie and I were separated at birth.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (MIKMs)

91 Aren't you thankful there is nothing really important going on now so we have time for this silly shit.


http://tinyurl.com/h25nz55

GSA issues order outlining transgender bathroom rights in federal buildings


---
Further, Federal agencies may not restrict only transgender individuals to only use single-occupancy restrooms, such as family or accessible facilities open to all genders. However, Federal agencies may make individual-user options available to all individuals who voluntarily seek additional privacy.


If I worked for .gov I'd have my own personal shitter right now.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (/CXhS)

92 Headline:

Feds discovered violent child porn in a Texas mans home. They also found a Santa suit.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (ZnIt3)

93 I greatly enjoyed hearing the U.S. women who swept the 100m hurdles unabashedly praising God during the post-event interview and describing how they all regularly prayed together before their events. I pleasantly imagined hearing progressive heads exploding.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:31 AM (lc2RB)


It has been that way with many of the winners. The men's synchronized diving guys (including STEELE JOHNSON!) and Simone Biles were openly praising God and affirming their faith.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (tewYv)

94 Have always liked this painting. But in today's world it reminds me vaguely of a herd of Kardashians. For some reason.

Posted by: gracepc at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (OU4q6)

95
So, Trump's polls are not so far out of whack. I read something from Mother Jones where they were a bit concerned that Hilary had spent $90M on ads to his zero and had not yet put Trump away.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:22 AM (tewYv)
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Heheheh. He's in Charlotte today. Rallies for the rest of the week, no speech-speeches scheduled.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (5o5ek)

96 So we've all (well, I have) been bitching about Trump not running any ads. It seems that is finally going to happen (10-11 weeks before the election).

How much of an impact do you think that is going to have? Will it be enough to swing momentum back in his direction or do we need to depend on some SMOD hitting the Clinton campaign right in the vulva?

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (1H9ox)

97 Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (493sH)

Why in G-d's name would they send DHS?! How is national security involved? Probably sending them to make sure any looters *don't* get shot as protecting evil seems to be their new calling.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (GDulk)

98 What bothers you more - that it looks that way, or that it looks that way to you?



*****


Well, booty is in the eye of the beholder after all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

99 Frans's Tiger and The Fox paintings are my favorite. A bit of Cubism.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (cLMWw)

100 Not being part of that culture I am not sure what is considered sexy when it comes to humpable 2 ton vehicles.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:26 AM (1H9ox)

Just spitball' here, but, I am betting that a tufted crushed velvet interior is somehow involved.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (kXoT0)

101
Aren't you thankful there is nothing really important going on now so we have time for this silly shit.


http://tinyurl.com/h25nz55

GSA issues order outlining transgender bathroom rights in federal buildings


---
Further, Federal agencies may not restrict only transgender individuals to only use single-occupancy restrooms, such as family or accessible facilities open to all genders. However, Federal agencies may make individual-user options available to all individuals who voluntarily seek additional privacy.


If I worked for .gov I'd have my own personal shitter right now.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (/CXhS)








The official GSA manual for taking a dump must be the size of a bad Stephen King novel. And every Federal employee will be expected to have it memorized.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (xxSK3)

102 Correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't Target the store that once upon a time supported its pharmacists not selling the plan B pill if it was against their religious principle?

Was that under a different CEO?

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (7lVbc)

103 Well, booty is in the eye of the beholder after all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (wPiJc)


Well played, my good man, well played.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (tewYv)

104 And the only solution is to spend $20 million on tranny bathrooms. Die Target as fast as you can
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)

Brick and mortar retail is down across the board, many stores closing and not a lot of press about it.

I think it would be tough to gauge how much negative impact Target's SJW activism has really cost them.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (kKHcp)

105 67 This bothers me. If you block out the horses heads, those butts look suspiciously humanoid. I think there is something subliminal at play here.
I shall rename this painting- "Thinly Veiled Butt Fetish"
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (wPiJc)


That's a gay subtext! Franz Marc was gay! Do you hear me, knucklehead? Gay! Everything is gay! Gay, gay, gay!

Posted by: progressive art critic at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (lc2RB)

106 I'm not fond of the German expressionist style: too many jarring loud
colors and subjects that seem plebian. I looked at some other of Marc's
paintings and keep thinking: "so what". Okay, that's me. This one isn't
bad. It vaguely reminds me of some simple, flowing Japanese brush and
ink drawings, a style I do like.

===============================================


August Macke, another member of that same Blue Rider German expressionist group, is good. I have a reproduction of one of his paintings as well. Something about girls in hats. Can't remember the exact name. His wok has more detail but uses much the same color palette. I like bright colors. They make me happy. I try to surround myself with color and light and flowers. My brain is naturally depressive, so I try to stimulate it with cheerful visuals.


Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (dFi94)

107 So, I woke up today to this in my Savannah fish wrap:

DON'T BAN MUSLIMS; LET'S BAN SOUTHERNERS

Trump voters, show your cards so that we can call your bluff. What are you really, truly concerned about?

I'll answer for you. It is preserving white, male, heterosexual, Christian, gender normative privilege. Duck Dynasty democracy. Note the small "d." Robots and Mexicans are taking your jobs and will continue to do so. Stop whining about it. Adapt and woman up.

As long as we're banning religious extremists from certain regions, let's ban Southerners. They have a history of violent rebellion, subterfuge, sedition, and violent treason against our lawful democratic reppublican government and opposition to our founding principles.

Their states' economies are mediocre and education systems bankrupt. They're racists. They're murderers. They're lazy, fat, and stupid. And they don't talk right.

Christianity isn't itself necessarily evil (although I think it is), but Christians from the American South have wreaked havoc on this world with violence and stupidity. "Reparations!" they cray incredulously. "Reconstruction!" they lament. When is the South going to repair the damage it has done to this world?

Trump erroneously claims Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama created ISIS.

Trump is set to lose the New South: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (thank God). I'll be voting for Hillary.

Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (1ZOkK)

108
Fucking useless president.

Congress should cut off his vacation budget for the rest of his term.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM


I say quadruple that budget. Maybe we'll never have to see or hear from him again.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 10:36 AM (IqV8l)

109 89 Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan.

Target's shares fell $4.74, or 6 percent, to $70.74 in afternoon trading.




And the only solution is to spend $20 million on tranny bathrooms. Die Target as fast as you can
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)

They still haven't changed their policy, just trying to put a $20 million figleaf over it.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:36 AM (7HtZB)

110 Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (tewYv)

Glad to hear that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 10:36 AM (6HqlZ)

111 I'm not sailing the Sea of Holes in that thing.

Posted by: Lord Admiral Fred at August 18, 2016 10:36 AM (DHDiP)

112 Made some typos furiously typing. Angry fingers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:37 AM (1ZOkK)

113 Trump is set to lose the New South: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (thank God). I'll be voting for Hillary.

Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah


Yeah, no.

Virginia is long gone, NC not far from it. But SC and Georgia will not be voting for Hillary. No way, no how.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:37 AM (tewYv)

114 Headline:

Man drops 300 pounds by walking mile to buy food

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (ZnIt3)

115 And people wonder why we wish some Yankees would stay home.

Daniel Christian Bentley also hates him some Joos.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (1ZOkK)

116
And the only solution is to spend $20 million on tranny bathrooms. Die Target as fast as you can
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)

They still haven't changed their policy, just trying to put a $20 million figleaf over it.
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:36 AM (7HtZB)


Good to know that I'm not the only person voting with their wallet.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (KUaJL)

117 >>FEMA is moved under DHS.


So there really could be FEMA camps? Should I go long on tin-foil?

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (7HtZB)

118 It has been that way with many of the winners. The
men's synchronized diving guys (including STEELE JOHNSON!) and Simone
Biles were openly praising God and affirming their faith.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (tewYv)
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Same thing with the Silver medalist in the Steeplechase. He goes to my sister's church and his dad is on staff there. The whole family was shown praying after the race.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (dFi94)

119 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (1ZOkK)

Good thing the Christians Daniel Christian Bentley despises so much won't cut off his head or throw him off a building because my guess if Mr. Bentley is possibly a militant gay.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (6HqlZ)

120 Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah


Sounds like the makings of a serial killer or pedophile. Watch out for those three names people.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (cLMWw)

121 >>Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah


I'm thinking Danny-boy is not a Savannah native.
So much awfulness crammed into one paragraph:

Christianity isn't itself necessarily evil (although I think it is), but
Christians from the American South have wreaked havoc on this world
with violence and stupidity. "Reparations!" they cry incredulously. "Reconstruction!" they lament. When is the South going to repair the
damage it has done to this world?


WOW

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (NOIQH)

122 Fenelon Spoke, I wasn't around to comment during yesterday's art thread, but thanks for recognizing those of us who keep to the art topic. I really do enjoy the pieces CBD posts and learn a lot about the artist's other works and techniques. I figure I can get political remarks any other time of the day. I don't get exposed to interesting art works all the time. Makes for a nice respite.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (V+03K)

123 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM

Is this one of the southern Cloggensteins?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (bzd8I)

124 >>Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah


Finally, someone calls out those sister-humpers for who they really are!

/

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (/hxGw)

125 67 This bothers me. If you block out the horses heads, those butts look suspiciously humanoid. I think there is something subliminal at play here.

I shall rename this painting- "Thinly Veiled Butt Fetish"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:28 AM (wPiJc)


Doesn't bother me at all.

Posted by: horny centaur at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (u9OP6)

126 #107

Well he can't spell and I am just curious as to why he included his "hateful" middle name. Surely he could've changed it to something more palatable like Muslim, Buddhist, or Catworshipper...

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (kXoT0)

127 Christianity isn't itself necessarily evil (although I think it is), but

Christians from the American South have wreaked havoc on this world

with violence and stupidity. "Reparations!" they cry incredulously.
"Reconstruction!" they lament. When is the South going to repair the

damage it has done to this world?

WOW


Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (NOIQH)

Makes ya wonder why he uses his full middle name, huh?

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (Enq6K)

128 It has been that way with many of the winners. The men's synchronized diving guys (including STEELE JOHNSON!) and Simone Biles were openly praising God and affirming their faith.
Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (tewYv)


Yes, well, I was making fun of those synchronized diving guys early on for being a bunch of la-de-dah homo loverboys, then I found out (a) they ain't homos, and in fact, (b) one of them is married with kids and (c) they're devout Christians.

I was ashamed of myself.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (lc2RB)

129
Good thing the Christians Daniel Christian
Bentley despises so much won't cut off his head or throw him off a
building because my guess if Mr. Bentley is possibly a militant gay.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 10:39 AM (6HqlZ)


He is a regularly write to the paper. So full of hate of all things, Southern, straight, Christian, or Jewish.


It must be miserable living in a beautiful city among "backwards" people you hate.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (1ZOkK)

130 Carbs are fattening! Just look at what oats did to those horses!

(Really, I like the painting. But those are some chunky horses.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)

131 You need to coat the drapes with butter so teh kitteh can't get a grip on them.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:32 AM (lc2RB)
===============================================

Now why didn't I think of that ? Thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:41 AM (dFi94)

132 The official GSA manual for taking a dump must be the size of a bad Stephen King novel. And every Federal employee will be expected to have it memorized.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (xxSK3)

Reading through the Register. Lord this is not what the Founders intended.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:41 AM (/CXhS)

133 Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah




I'm guessing he's just FABULOUS!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:42 AM (493sH)

134 But those are some chunky horses.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)

Fat shaming!

Posted by: SJWs everywhere at August 18, 2016 10:42 AM (Zu3d9)

135 Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (lc2RB)

Your Oregon guy let us down in the 110 meter hurdles. I blame you.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:42 AM (cLMWw)

136 "Reparations!" they cray incredulously.

"Cray" is a word aside from in cray-cray? Either I'm not up on the newest words, Mr. Bentley didn't proofread. or the editors didn't.

His letter is part of some organized effort or he really lives in the South yet he hates it so much?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 10:42 AM (6HqlZ)

137 I'll admit to a guilty pleasure here. I like John Scalzi's books. His Old Man's War series was pretty good, and he didn't beat me over the head with his political views.

He has a new book out...or, soon to be out. It can be preordered on Amazon, (The Collapsing Empire) (Kindle version), for 13 bucks.

In a word...no. I'm not spending 13 bucks for a kindle version of his books. Not now, not ever. Four or five bucks, yes. Maybe even six bucks if I'm really interested in reading something. But 13 dollars, for the kindle version is just insane.

E readers are supposed to save money. This is the opposite of that.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (C7Ccr)

138 Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 10:34 AM (5o5ek)

With Trump's campaign schedule (which makes me tired just to contemplate) I'm thinking the reason his ex-wives still like him is that they never *dis-liked* him but just didn't have the energy required by being married to him. He doesn't need an "Energizer" because he *is* one.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (GDulk)

139 130 Carbs are fattening! Just look at what oats did to those horses!

(Really, I like the painting. But those are some chunky horses.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)

His Red Horses are the lean ones.


http://tinyurl.com/j2qtglq

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (/CXhS)

140 So, I woke up today to this in my Savannah fish wrap:

DON'T BAN MUSLIMS; LET'S BAN SOUTHERNERS




Please ban us.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (AmeQT)

141 I'll be voting for Hillary.

Of course you will, Daniel. Bless your heart.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (evdj2)

142 There's another Hillary! fan who hates Christians who had a letter printed today.

Bernie Evans, of Black Creek, GA. Boy, oh boy, does he have a white hot hatred of straight, white males.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (1ZOkK)

143 "Reparations!" they cry incredulously.

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I wasn't aware that Southern Christians want reparations, I thought it was BLM types?

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:44 AM (7HtZB)

144 He is a regularly write to the paper. So full of hate of all things, Southern, straight, Christian, or Jewish.

--

Maybe he's one of the editors, under a pseudonym

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:44 AM (7lVbc)

145 142
There's another Hillary! fan who hates Christians who had a letter printed today.

Bernie Evans, of Black Creek, GA. Boy, oh boy, does he have a white hot hatred of straight, white males.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (1ZOkK)

I've found the source of your rising BP.

STOP READING THAT PAPER!

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 10:44 AM (Enq6K)

146 Same thing with the Silver medalist in the Steeplechase. He goes to my sister's church and his dad is on staff there. The whole family was shown praying after the race.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (dFi94)


Has anyone noticed that all of the U.S. athletes are either openly Christian or come from strong, intact families? There may be exceptions, but I think not many.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:44 AM (lc2RB)

147 Googling his name, he's a very prolific letter writer it seems.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 10:45 AM (968UG)

148 This painting reminds me of a promotional poster for the movie Krull depicting the Fire Mares.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 10:45 AM (1H9ox)

149 So, I woke up today to this in my Savannah fish wrap

The First Rule of Burn It Down Irish Democracy Club is don't give your enemies money, and all the newspapers are your enemy.

That, and Don't Talk About Burn It Down Irish Democracy Club.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at August 18, 2016 10:45 AM (evdj2)

150 >>"Reparations!" they cry incredulously.

Why would we pay reparations to southerners for starting a war?

Here's your reparations, don't start nothing, won't be nothing.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 18, 2016 10:45 AM (/tuJf)

151 Maybe he's one of the editors, under a pseudonym
Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:44 AM (7lVbc)

Daniel Haven Monahan Bentley

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:45 AM (7HtZB)

152 At first I thought Jane Doh's comment quoting Daniel Christian Bentley was off topic, but then I realized, duh...


...horse's ass.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:46 AM (wPiJc)

153 Good to know that I'm not the only person voting with their wallet.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 10:38 AM (KUaJL)

Yes. There is a Super Target that is the closest big box store t my house. It's less than a mile away. I haven't been in it for about 3 years now and before that I was only in it about once a year.

I quit them because of Memorial Day. I went in there and asked them where their Memorial Day flowers were. I was frostily informed by an Assistant Manager that Target doesn't DO Memorial Day flowers. So I looked over at all the displays of charcoal, lighter fluid, ketchup, mustard, chips, etc and said to the twit, "But, you sure don't mind making a buck off Memorial Day, a holiday that celebrates our fallen heroes, do you? I won't be back."

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:46 AM (kXoT0)

154 Virginia is long gone,
__________________

"Virginia" is the North American version of "Venezuela."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 10:46 AM (4AVeu)

155 Bernie Evans, of Black Creek, GA. Boy, oh boy, does he have a white hot hatred of straight, white males.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (1ZOkK)

You'll notice that your local fishwrap/birdcage liner chose to highlight those points of view by publishing the letters?
Or are those just comments online.

Because if those are published opinions, that speaks more to the quality of the "news source" than to whether there are nutjobs writing to the paper.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 18, 2016 10:46 AM (kKHcp)

156 We should see if Wyatt and votermom are interested.
Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 10:13 AM (RD7QR)

I am an extremely ant-social hermit crab in real life.
If there's a meet-up, I'll try, but I can't promise.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:47 AM (7lVbc)

157 DANIEL CHRISTIAN BENTLEY

has a shit ton of Letters To The Editor.

This should be some fun reading.

Back in a bit

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:47 AM (/CXhS)

158 Trigglypuff sideboob? Muffin top?

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2016 10:47 AM (2Mnv1)

159 Daniel Christian Bentley fails to realize that the Southern Christians (and Jews) he despises so, make up 99% of the military he lives in the midst of, who will give their lives to protect him from the murderous Muzzies he's such a fan of.

Gah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:47 AM (1ZOkK)

160 With a name like Christian Bentley, should he have signed off with a 'Remain Blessed.'?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at August 18, 2016 10:48 AM (evdj2)

161 shouldn't



FMK

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (evdj2)

162 Apparently Daniel Christian Bentley loves writing crazy letters to the editor, and the paper loves printing them.

For example, he's mad that people take children to St. Patrick's day downtown. And also Fox is conservative and white people watch it and is everything that is wrong with America.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (tewYv)

163 Too funny!


Family becomes firing squad as intruder is shot by almost every member of the household


http://tinyurl.com/j9rs74d

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (Enq6K)

164 Googling his name, he's a very prolific letter writer it seems.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 10:45 AM (968UG)


*****


Perhaps we have finally located MUMR!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (wPiJc)

165 Your Oregon guy let us down in the 110 meter hurdles. I blame you.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 10:42 AM (cLMWw)


Sigh. Tell me about it. Actually, our whole 110m hurdle field was weak. I watched the heats, saw all the awesome hurdlers from other countries and thought there was no way we would even medal. No way.

Unfortunately, I was right.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (lc2RB)

166 Carbs are fattening! Just look at what oats did to those horses!



(Really, I like the painting. But those are some chunky horses.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)
=====
Clydesdales.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (MIKMs)

167 OK, I think I found the pic that CBD is going to use tomorrow:

http://ow.ly/ITLK303m94R
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:09 AM (lc2RB)
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I like it.

Needs more yellow though.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (805dc)

168 Virginia is long gone,
__________________

"Virginia" is the North American version of "Venezuela."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 10:46 AM
(4AVeu)


Not exactly.

In front of my office is the Porsche, Tesla, and Bentley dealers. No shortage of food or TP here.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:50 AM (tewYv)

169 #137 For authors like Scalzi, I get their books from the library. It really dilutes the amount of money they make when people do that.

If you really dislike them, keep the book for the full two weeks.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 10:50 AM (kXoT0)

170 Virginia is long gone,




Army of Northern Virginia. Bobby Lee is spinning in his grave.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 10:50 AM (AmeQT)

171 Daniel Christian Bentley
Savannah

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:35 AM (1ZOkK)


Hey, lady! Just because your BP is through the roof doesn't mean ours has to be, too!


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:50 AM (lc2RB)

172 154 Virginia is long gone,
__________________

"Virginia" is the North American version of "Venezuela."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 10:46 AM (4AVeu)

Virginia is a Crown Colony of DC.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:51 AM (7HtZB)

173 >>Has anyone noticed that all of the U.S. athletes are either openly
Christian or come from strong, intact families? There may be exceptions,
but I think not many.


Yes, definitely strong families. Simone Biles' family history is a wonderful example of a family triumphing over a bad situation. She was also homeschooled.

Also love the women who have spoke well of motherhood, such as volleyball medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings, who got a lot of flak for saying her children helped her game, made her a better person.


Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

174 Carbs are fattening! Just look at what oats did to those horses!

(Really, I like the painting. But those are some chunky horses.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)



This was painted during his Kim Kardashian phase.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 18, 2016 10:53 AM (C7Ccr)

175 167 OK, I think I found the pic that CBD is going to use tomorrow:

http://ow.ly/ITLK303m94R
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:09 AM (lc2RB)
---------

I like it.

Needs more yellow though.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 10:49 AM (805dc)

I'm guessing a Rothko yellow painting. He did several.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 10:53 AM (7HtZB)

176 >E readers are supposed to save money. This is the opposite of that.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (C7Ccr)

A lot of times the paperback is less expensive then the kindle. When it's 50 cents I don't mind so much, but I've seen as high as a 3 dollar difference!

Ordinarily I would get irritated and not pay it, but I did pick up a couple things the other day with my apple collusion money, so I didn't worry about it.

Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 10:53 AM (lIU4e)

177 Bernie Evans is a prolific writer to our paper, as well. Complained in today's paper his letters never get printed.

I'll bet he stuck his tongue to more than one frozen light pole in his life.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:53 AM (1ZOkK)

178 CBD...Re: 47th Street being one lane. I'm a Supt on the hotel being built at 47th and 7th closing down the street to one lane. It's a freakin mess. Bill O' Reilly has been bellyaching about the traffic slowing him down from getting to the Hamptons. So, for that, it's worth it. The horns are killing my hearing.

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at August 18, 2016 10:53 AM (qZEFf)

179 Over the years I've heard it said, "You may be the only Bible some people ever read." That always makes me think. When I'm getting ready to go to the store or the doctor or wherever, I always pray that I'll show kindness and compassion and gratitude and generosity to those with whom I come in contact. I try to tip big, for instance. I never want to be the cause of someone saying, "See? Those Christians are all alike. Mean Stingy Haters". I can't control what people think, but I can control the way I act.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)

180 In front of my office is the Porsche, Tesla, and Bentley dealers. No shortage of food or TP here.
Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:50 AM (tewYv)


In 'Hunger Games' geography, Northern Virginia is District 1.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (lc2RB)

181 Did some on-line shopping this morning. That lowered the ol' BP.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (1ZOkK)

182 173 >>Has anyone noticed that all of the U.S. athletes are either openly
Christian or come from strong, intact families? There may be exceptions,
but I think not many.


Yes, definitely strong families. Simone Biles' family history is a wonderful example of a family triumphing over a bad situation. She was also homeschooled.

Also love the women who have spoke well of motherhood, such as volleyball medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings, who got a lot of flak for saying her children helped her game, made her a better person.


Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

Ibti-whatever the hell Muhammad is the top story though.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (/CXhS)

183 I know that van. It's a complete whore. Everyone's had a ride.

Posted by: major major major major at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (YcKif)

184 The affirmative action article in daily caller (upthread) raised my BP.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:55 AM (7lVbc)

185 Math isn't interested in the gay agenda
but the gay agenda is certainly interested in math..

The Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) “Welcoming Schools Initiative” released back-to-school tips for educators Tuesday that include introducing LGBTQ topics into math word problems and "checking in on each other’s pronouns twice a year" to increase “accountability.”

Posted by: McCool at August 18, 2016 10:56 AM (TQxRy)

186 Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at August 18, 2016 10:53 AM (qZEFf)

My sympathies.....I have no idea what will happen after Labor Day when the traffic gets much worse!

Are you local? If so, shoot me an e-mail at: nynjmeet at optimum dot net

I'll put you on the list for meet-ups.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2016 10:56 AM (Zu3d9)

187 And more good news! Received a settlement agreement from Volkswagen yesterday. Yay! Getting a great buyback for my Passat, "Killer."

Woot!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 10:56 AM (1ZOkK)

188 New York Town Orders Firefighters To Remove American Flags From Their Trucks, Shockingly, Not Everyone Is Happy With The Decision

-WZ

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (/CXhS)

189
With Trump's campaign schedule (which makes me tired just to contemplate) I'm thinking the reason his ex-wives still like him is that they never *dis-liked* him but just didn't have the energy required by being married to him. He doesn't need an "Energizer" because he *is* one.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 18, 2016 10:43 AM (GDulk)
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Debates are gonna be interesting. Is her campaign concerned about the health rumors? I wonder what their strategy is to make Trump look bad. Chortle away like Biden did to Ryan? Talk over him? He's over six feet tall and she's a pastel rodent.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (5o5ek)

190 I try to tip big, for instance. I never want to be the cause of someone saying, "See? Those Christians are all alike. Mean Stingy Haters". I can't control what people think, but I can control the way I act.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)


Mrs. Muse's sister worked as a waitress for many years and said everybody HATED working the "Sunday after church" shift. Why? Because Christians have a reputation for being notoriously lousy tippers. That's disgusting. It should be just the opposite. They should be fighting each other to work that shift.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (lc2RB)

191 T-Mobile and Sprint are in an "unlimited data" war.
Good for the customers.
Competition is the best.

Harley Davidson got shook down by the EPA.
They really are the Mafia.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (7lVbc)

192 In 'Hunger Games' geography, Northern Virginia is District 1.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (lc2RB)


Definitely. What they call the "DMV" around here is District 1. With 4T pouring into and out of this place, it doesn't take much spillover to create a lot of money.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (tewYv)

193 New York Town Orders Firefighters To Remove American Flags From Their Trucks
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Are they fighting fires in Belize now?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:58 AM (dFi94)

194 Mostly it seems the gay agenda is interested in schools.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 10:58 AM (ZM/Co)

195 Ibti-whatever the hell Muhammad is the top story though.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (/CXhS)
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I too have been pleasantly surprised by the number of outspoken Christians on the US team. Good for them.

And as for the Muslim woman, the first Muslim woman to win a medal at the Olympics, I find it ironic that she's from the US. Not some ME country. The US.

Doesn't stop her from badmouthing us though.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 10:58 AM (805dc)

196 128 It has been that way with many of the winners. The men's synchronized diving guys (including STEELE JOHNSON!) and Simone Biles were openly praising God and affirming their faith.
Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (tewYv)

Compare and contrast with the classless poor loser whose butt selfies have been seen across the globe.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 10:58 AM (u0lmX)

197 The Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 'Welcoming Schools Initiative' released back-to-school tips for educators Tuesday that include introducing LGBTQ topics into math word problems and 'checking in on each other's pronouns twice a year' to increase 'accountability.'

Posted by: McCool at August 18, 2016 10:56 AM (TQxRy)

Joe has one penis. Joe is mentally unstable and celebrated by a deranged society. Doc Smith cuts Joes penis off.

How many penii does Joe have now?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:59 AM (/CXhS)

198 Letter dude was arrested for dui in Chatham county and was born in 1983. Maybe he writes angry letters when he drinks.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (968UG)

199 I can't control what people think, but I can control the way I act.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)

So true, but, unfortunately so many people have decided that Christianity = White Oppressive Patriarchy, which is totally bad, but, this equation Islam = So Crazy We Will Kill You Oppressive Patriarchy is totes cool. All these folks think that Christians are the problem for gays and women, all while Islam butchers gays and women with happy pious abandon.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (kXoT0)

200 And as for the Muslim woman, the first Muslim woman to win a medal at the Olympics, I find it ironic that she's from the US. Not some ME country. The US.

Doesn't stop her from badmouthing us though.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 10:58 AM (805dc)

Did she win a medal???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (/CXhS)

201 Because Christians have a reputation for being
notoriously lousy tippers. That's disgusting. It should be just the
opposite. They should be fighting each other to work that shift.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (lc2RB)
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Yep. What's even worse is when some Christian leaves a Gospel tract INSTEAD of a tip. Cringe.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (dFi94)

202 Over the years I've heard it said, "You may be the only Bible some people ever read." That always makes me think. When I'm getting ready to go to the store or the doctor or wherever, I always pray that I'll show kindness and compassion and gratitude and generosity to those with whom I come in contact. I try to tip big, for instance. I never want to be the cause of someone saying, "See? Those Christians are all alike. Mean Stingy Haters". I can't control what people think, but I can control the way I act.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)


Hear, hear, grammie.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (tewYv)

203 198
Letter dude was arrested for dui in Chatham county and was born in 1983. Maybe he writes angry letters when he drinks.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (968UG)


Huh. His Muslim masters won't be pleased with his consumption of alcohol.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (1ZOkK)

204 So, Trump's polls are not so far out of whack. I read something from
Mother Jones where they were a bit concerned that Hilary had spent $90M
on ads to his zero and had not yet put Trump away.
==========
1) When--if ever--will Trump spend money?

2) Still can't make anything of why Hillary has pulled ad buys from several swing states? Is it (a) she's far enough ahead it doesn't matter, (b) she's out of money or (c) the internals are saying those voters are sick of her and this is a strategic break to launch another re-introduction?

3) What to make of the huge crowds for Trump? Are they real or hype? Do those matter? I recall Obama had far less enthusiasm in 2012 over 2008 yet still won easily.

4) What of the black vote? Hillary loses SC unless she matches Obama turnout AND percentage.

5) I'm still not seeing any polls that give Trump any hope in swing states--regardless of how the national polling looks. Keeping in mind that swing states tend to mirror the national polling.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (77emZ)

205 >>Did she win a medal???

Team competition.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

206 Mostly it seems the gay agenda is interested in schools.

Remember Moochelle's comment: The election is
'about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives'

Marxists always take the long view...

Posted by: McCool at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (TQxRy)

207 Did she win a medal???
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (/CXhS)
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I'm pretty sure she won the bronze.

I remember looking at my husband and saying, well, that tears it. I'm sure she'll be carrying the US flag at the closing ceremonies.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (805dc)

208 106 ... Hi Grammie, I don't mind bright colors, as such, but prefer them as highlights. Monet's paintings of Givinchy gardens or the Adirondack school is more to my taste. Marc's use of big blocks of bright color doesn't appeal to me but I can understand how others would like it. It reminds me a bit of Gaughan and I never really liked his work much either. Figured I would have a minority opinion about this painting.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2016 11:02 AM (V+03K)

209 Did she win a medal???
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (/CXhS)


I "Think" she got a team Bronze

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:02 AM (zp+j1)

210 179 Over the years I've heard it said, "You may be the only Bible some people ever read." That always makes me think. When I'm getting ready to go to the store or the doctor or wherever, I always pray that I'll show kindness and compassion and gratitude and generosity to those with whom I come in contact. I try to tip big, for instance. I never want to be the cause of someone saying, "See? Those Christians are all alike. Mean Stingy Haters". I can't control what people think, but I can control the way I act.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)

Grammie winger, you are an inspiration!! May the good Lord bless you mightily!!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at August 18, 2016 11:02 AM (oQQwD)

211 How many penii does Joe have now?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:59 AM (/CXhS)

That would be some number less than five, right?
Unless there's a line.




Yuck, it is disturbing that my mind went there.
Thanks, LGBTQURZYX!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 18, 2016 11:03 AM (kKHcp)

212 Grammie winger, you are an inspiration!! May the good Lord bless you mightily!!!
Posted by: RondinellaMamma at August 18, 2016 11:02 AM (oQQwD)

Yes.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:03 AM (kXoT0)

213 Figured I would have a minority opinion about this painting.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2016 11:02 AM (V+03K)

I'm not a fan either, but the use of color is interesting.

My difficulty with Gauguin is similar. Lovely bright and basic colors, but just too primitive for me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2016 11:04 AM (Zu3d9)

214
1) When--if ever--will Trump spend money?

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I think Alex The Check said she's seen ads online in places. Wondering if that's better strategy than teevee.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 11:04 AM (5o5ek)

215 I like the painting, by the way.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (7lVbc)

216 Trump rally tonight then gay pride weekend. Great weekend to never leave the house or to leave today for the beach. Too many people to deal with here.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (968UG)

217 My husband and I tend to over-tip, unless the service is terrible.

When we were in S. Africa, we were generous tippers to our drivers/guides and others.

Husband received a text from one of our guides, thanking him profusely. Guy's dream was to buy a pet parrot, and said husband's tip made it a reality.

Poverty under the corrupt, power-hungry bastards to have been running the country since Mandela died, is unbelievable. There are a hundred Sowetos everywhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (1ZOkK)

218 Yep. What's even worse is when some Christian leaves a Gospel tract INSTEAD of a tip. Cringe.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (dFi94)


Yes, I've seen evangelistic tracts printed up to look like money, so you can tuck it under a plate like it was a $5 bill, and then when the waitress picks it up, surprise, it's not what she thought.

I have made it my life's ambition to look for the guy who thought that would be a good idea and when I find him, punch him in the face. With great Christian love, of course.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (lc2RB)

219 How many penii does Joe have now?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:59 AM (/CXhS)

If little Johnny wants to wear a dress and be called Belinda, then how many teachers have to hold a gun on Biff, the Captain of the Football team, to make Biff take Belinda to the prom?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:06 AM (kXoT0)

220 I think Alex The Check said she's seen ads online in places. Wondering if that's better strategy than teevee.
...
Polling would indicate that it is not.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:07 AM (1H9ox)

221 We always over tip especially on holidays.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 11:07 AM (968UG)

222
How many penii does Joe have now?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:59 AM


I see four penii.

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at August 18, 2016 11:08 AM (IqV8l)

223 Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)

Doesn't keep her light hidden under a bushel basket, lets it shine!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 18, 2016 11:08 AM (JO9+V)

224 Grammie winger, you reminded me - I have a family member who is Baha'i and they are taught to be happy and cheerful and kind as much as possible because it is that kind of energy that attracts new believers.
They have some really poetic writings about it - I forget what they are now.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:08 AM (7lVbc)

225 209 Did she win a medal???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (/CXhS)


She was defeated in round 2 of her individual competition, but the US women's fencing team won a team bronze, so she got to participate in that.

I think all the progressive ESPN hack sports reporters are just so happy to find an athlete outspoken about her faith who isn't a Christian.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:09 AM (lc2RB)

226 Man in Ohio arrested for getting it on with the front grill of his red van. I have nothing else.

Posted by: WeBoned! at August 18, 2016 11:09 AM (T1IWS)

227 1) When--if ever--will Trump spend money?

2) Still can't make anything of why Hillary has pulled ad buys from several swing states? Is it (a) she's far enough ahead it doesn't matter, (b) she's out of money or (c) the internals are saying those voters are sick of her and this is a strategic break to launch another re-introduction?

3) What to make of the huge crowds for Trump? Are they real or hype? Do those matter? I recall Obama had far less enthusiasm in 2012 over 2008 yet still won easily.

4) What of the black vote? Hillary loses SC unless she matches Obama turnout AND percentage.

5) I'm still not seeing any polls that give Trump any hope in swing states--regardless of how the national polling looks. Keeping in mind that swing states tend to mirror the national polling.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (77emZ)


Clearly conventional wisdom has not been a driver in the Trump campaign. He has done many things people said he shouldn't, or didn't do things they said he should. And he won the Republican primary. Bush spent over $100M and didn't get past SC. Trump spend zero and won.

Now people say, yes, but this is the general, things are different, he has to be different, he has to go all conventional now.

The recent campaign shakeup is a rejection of that thought. Romney's spending was about what Obama's was, didn't change the outcome. Same with McCain.


Polling says Trump is behind - and let's just say it would be better if we were ahead, and if he was, we'd be crowing about it. Polling said McCain was behind, too. And Romney.

So I don't fret that he isn't running a campaign the way they do. I think he's probably right that without the media he'd be about 20 points ahead. I think he needs to go aggressively against the media as much as he does Hillary, because they are really one and the same. It worked before, and I suspect that is what bringing on the Breitbart guy means.











Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:09 AM (tewYv)

228 >>Man in Ohio arrested for getting it on with the front grill of his red van. I have nothing else.


I'll bet that dirty whore takes it in the tailpipe, too.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:10 AM (/hxGw)

229 Had a local guy win long jump gold. Sweet story in DM, that I can't post because pixy, but it's about bringing the gold home to his mother with Alzheimer's.

Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:10 AM (lIU4e)

230 Man in Ohio arrested for getting it on with the front grill of his red van. I have nothing else.


Posted by: WeBoned! at August 18, 2016 11:09 AM (T1IWS)

Member of NAMVLA?

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 18, 2016 11:11 AM (JO9+V)

231 In regards to tipping, when I traveled, I liked to do the unexpected tip...like giving the lady patiently waiting to clean an airport restroom some money and telling her her to have a soft drink on me. You would not believe how nice it was to see an exhausted face light up.

I also don't leave my hotel room a mess and I always tip. When I was staying for a month in that Hilton across from the WTC towers before they fell, one afternoon, the maid was doing the turn down service and she told me that she looked forward to doing my room--not because of the tip, but, because I treated her like a person.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:11 AM (kXoT0)

232 I don't mind bright colors, as such, but prefer them as highlights.
Monet's paintings of Givinchy gardens or the Adirondack school is more
to my taste.
===============================================


I love Monet - wonderful. My brain chemistry doesn't handle subtle as well as it does high contrast, so that's what I tend to go with in my own personal space. I do enjoy other art movements or other artists. I just am very deliberate as to what I look at every day. I have some minimal damage to a particular area of my brain, so I have learned to guard my environment closely.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:11 AM (dFi94)

233 226
Man in Ohio arrested for getting it on with the front grill of his red van. I have nothing else.


Posted by: WeBoned! at August 18, 2016 11:09 AM (T1IWS)


So we can add him to Couch F*cker and Toaster F*cker.


I got nuthin' else, either.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:12 AM (1ZOkK)

234 I think he needs to go aggressively against the media as much as he does Hillary, because they are really one and the same. It worked before, and I suspect that is what bringing on the Breitbart guy means.


Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:09 AM (tewYv)


I am excited about Trump hiring Bannon.
Wall Street people like to talk about "disruption" in the market.
That's what Trump is doing - he's a disruptor.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:12 AM (7lVbc)

235 226
Man in Ohio arrested for getting it on with the front grill of his red van. I have nothing else.

--

That's hot.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:12 AM (7lVbc)

236 Oil is going back up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:13 AM (zp+j1)

237 Yes, I've seen evangelistic tracts printed up to look like money, so you can tuck it under a plate like it was a $5 bill, and then when the waitress picks it up, surprise, it's not what she thought.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (lc2RB)
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Are you serious???!!! I've never heard of such a thing. That's horrible. Horrible!

We always overtip too. Both my husband and I worked in restaurants and know how hard the work can be.

It may only be a couple extra dollars to us, but it means a lot to the servers. Psychologically as well as monetarily. When I was a waitress and someone left me a big tip, my first thought was to be happy that they thought I did my job well.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:13 AM (805dc)

238 We need to cancel this stupid election and keep Presdent Obama for at least 20 years. Bush screwed everything up that it will take 20 years to fix the economy and protect us from Republican supported terrorism. Bush lied and we now have to pay for this terrible mistake and the children will suffer if we lose Presdent Obama. let's cancel this election and keep Presdent Obama ........

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, Vt at August 18, 2016 11:13 AM (NuElX)

239 Morning all...I see Ivanka Trump bought some jewelry
... from a company who sent her a nasty note back saying they were going to donate the money she spent to the Hillary campaign...


real class...

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:14 AM (O2RFr)

240 CBD...yes, I am a local of sorts. Live in SE PA and come up to NYC on Mondays and go back home on Fridays. Grew up in the BX and have worked all over the city throughout the years. Can't wait for the next NY/NJ moron meetup. I'll shoot you an email. Thanks.

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at August 18, 2016 11:14 AM (28IKx)

241 I have made it my life's ambition to look for the
guy who thought that would be a good idea and when I find him, punch him
in the face. With great Christian love, of course.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (lc2RB)
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Punch him twice for me. Now-mister is a lousy tipper. Being a minister, that looks twice as horrible. We've agreed that while he is paying the bill, I will leave the tip. And he is not allowed to go back to the table to retrieve half of it. Gah.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:15 AM (dFi94)

242 grammie, this is from The Message translation which as I grow older I like more and more:

Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand-shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Matt 5:16

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:16 AM (tewYv)

243 real class...
Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:14 AM (O2RFr)

ClassLess is what the left does best

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:16 AM (zp+j1)

244 Can't wait for the next NY/NJ moron meetup.

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at August 18, 2016 11:14 AM (28IKx)

I would reserve judgement until you meet some of us!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2016 11:17 AM (Zu3d9)

245 1) When--if ever--will Trump spend money?

2) Still can't make anything of why Hillary has pulled ad buys from several swing states? Is it (a) she's far enough ahead it doesn't matter, (b) she's out of money or (c) the internals are saying those voters are sick of her and this is a strategic break to launch another re-introduction?

3) What to make of the huge crowds for Trump? Are they real or hype? Do those matter? I recall Obama had far less enthusiasm in 2012 over 2008 yet still won easily.

4) What of the black vote? Hillary loses SC unless she matches Obama turnout AND percentage.

5) I'm still not seeing any polls that give Trump any hope in swing states--regardless of how the national polling looks. Keeping in mind that swing states tend to mirror the national polling.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:01 AM (77emZ)

1. I figure with the staff shake-up, soon. Running ad before September doesn't mean much when both candidates are well defined. BTW, did see an NRA add against Hillary. My only complaint is they had the actress playing her move way to fast. Should have had her hobbling along.

2. I think it's that the ads aren't working much.

3. It's a sign of enthusiasm. Let's face it, Romney never generated much enthusiasm.

4. I predict it will be down because no black on the ticket.

5. This is going to be a who is willing to vote election. I don't know that Hillary is motivating anyone to go out in the rain to vote. Do the polls mean much, I don't know. They're right until they're wrong.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 18, 2016 11:17 AM (Ee2nz)

246 I should also note the absolutely insane level of hysteria is interesting.

Is it (a) because they really believe it, (b) because that is the only way they can get their voters to the polls (see 2012) or (c) because they know they are losing?

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:18 AM (77emZ)

247 Can't wait for the next NY/NJ moron meetup.

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at August 18, 2016 11:14 AM (28IKx)

I would reserve judgement until you meet some of us!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2016 11:17 AM (Zu3d9)


Burp/Fart

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:18 AM (zp+j1)

248 Blaster - I love that. The Message has a way of putting Scripture into everyday language that makes it so meaningful. Thanks for putting that up. Sweet.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (dFi94)

249 I should also note the absolutely insane level of hysteria is interesting.

I know... "celebrities" are falling all over themselves trying to beat each other at calling Trump Hitler etc. Never seen such a thing...

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

250 I am excited about Trump hiring Bannon.
Wall Street people like to talk about "disruption" in the market.
That's what Trump is doing - he's a disruptor.
Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:12 AM (7lVbc)

Trump is smart and so many people like to think otherwise because he's telling the truth about the media and Hillary, so he must be dumb. Real estate development is the business equivalent of swimming with starving sharks while bleeding and he's been successful at it for decades, but, somehow despite that he's stupid.

Bannon to me is a good hire, because the Breitbart model is to know the enemy inside and out and the enemy is the Left and the media, not just Hillary.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (kXoT0)

251 CBD, you know we like to joke you about the art you put up, but I have to say I have learned a lot and been exposed to different things than I would normally look for. I appreciate the time you take to look for interesting works.

Fat Naked Guy on White Ottoman notwithstanding, of course.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (805dc)

252 Fat Naked Guy on White Ottoman notwithstanding, of course.





Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (805dc)
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Yeah. That was just wrong.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (dFi94)

253 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:11 AM (kXoT0)

That's wonderful.

I can easily imagine myself doing their work, so always try to tip chambermaids (I out a note on top that says THANKS!), and the person who cuts my hair (even though I go to the cheapest chain and use a coupon - I add the amount the coupon took off to the tip), etc.

When I see custodial staff I make a point of saying hi with a smile.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (7lVbc)

254 Hey votermom, you still looking for recipes? I have a good chicken one if you're interested.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (805dc)

255 Oh nice.

TFG is going to China and Laos Sept 2-9.

#HistoricFirst for Laos.

Wonder if the entourage is going.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (/CXhS)

256 Wal-Mart buying Jet.com

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (7lVbc)

257 Punch him twice for me. Now-mister is a lousy tipper. Being a minister, that looks twice as horrible. We've agreed that while he is paying the bill, I will leave the tip. And he is not allowed to go back to the table to retrieve half of it. Gah.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:15 AM (dFi94)


I'm surprised he hasn't figured out by now what a horrible witness that is. And I am not guiltless here myself.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (lc2RB)

258 My guess is that Trump won't spend money until he thinks it matters. August is almost a waste to advertise in. No one pays a bit of attention until after Labor Day.

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:22 AM (eSQgj)

259 244...Copy that. Morons will know Morons. I've been lurking since the beginning of the blog and know we'll all get along just fine.

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at August 18, 2016 11:22 AM (28IKx)

260 I know... "celebrities" are falling all over themselves trying to beat each other at calling Trump Hitler etc. Never seen such a thing...
Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

Yeah, some page that I had previously liked on Facebook gleefully posted a video of Jennifer Lawrence badmouthing Trump with foul language and middle fingers. Apparently, their paths crossed at some venue he was renting before or after she was to be there and she was incensed that she had to breathe air that he and his braindead followers had polluted. So I unliked the page and made a note to keep watching her movies on TV.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:22 AM (kXoT0)

261 232 ... "... I have learned to guard my environment closely"
grammie, Your approach is very wise. No joke. That same approach helps shape my choice of the art, books, music, even hobbies I focus on. If they aren't reinforcing something beneficial to me, they don't get much of my attention. Wish I had learned the value of this approach decades ago.

BTW, welcome back! Glad the honeymoon went so nicely.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (V+03K)

262 258 My guess is that Trump won't spend money until he thinks it matters. August is almost a waste to advertise in. No one pays a bit of attention until after Labor Day.


i guess Hill has stopped or cut back advertising..... She's too busy measuring the drapes at the WH....

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (O2RFr)

263 249 I should also note the absolutely insane level of hysteria is interesting.
I know... "celebrities" are falling all over themselves trying to beat each other at calling Trump Hitler etc. Never seen such a thing...

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (O2RFr)


We could tell you stories.

Posted by: Zombie Richard Nixon and Zombie Ronald Reagan at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (lc2RB)

264 I'm surprised he hasn't figured out by now what a horrible witness that is. And I am not guiltless here myself.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (lc2RB)
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You think the Scots are cheap, er, I mean frugal. You should meet a Swede.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (dFi94)

265 Larry O'Connor - who I believe is a moron, at least a lurker - is on local radio here in DC - he worked for Breitbart and while he hasn't come out and said anything directly - probably some non-disparagement clause in his leaving (which probably matters because I think he is still a defendant in the Sherrod case) he has pointed to others who have left without such a clause who are not fans of Bannon nor his management.

And he said pretty pointedly that Bannon has never run a national campaign or ANY campaign even for a local school board so he can't really say.

But that being said, Trump has never run a campaign either and he's doing pretty well for that.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (tewYv)

266 Fat Naked Guy on White Ottoman notwithstanding, of course.


Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (805dc)
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Yeah. That was just wrong.
Posted by: grammie winger




On so many levels.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (AmeQT)

267 3. It's a sign of enthusiasm. Let's face it, Romney never generated much enthusiasm.
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IIRC, he was pulling in decent crowds. And there was the event in CO that seemed huge at the time. (Red Rock or something)

How could you test this, what would you look for as proof of one or the other:

1) Are there enough Democrats already "with her" that they just need to keep them on board? And keep the rest from voting for Trump?
or
2) Are they going so negative because there are not enough "with her" to win?



Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (77emZ)

268 254 Hey votermom, you still looking for recipes? I have a good chicken one if you're interested.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (805dc)

Yes, please!

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (7lVbc)

269 You guys aren't going to be happy until the Fat Guy on White Ottoman has an eating disorder, are you?

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (/hxGw)

270 Mrs. Muse's sister worked as a waitress for many years and said everybody HATED working the "Sunday after church" shift. Why? Because Christians have a reputation for being notoriously lousy tippers. That's disgusting. It should be just the opposite. They should be fighting each other to work that shift.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 10:57 AM (lc2RB)

Part of that may stem from the little old church ladies, old people are bad tippers. I hated working Sunday morning shifts when I was tending bar at a local theatre, the old folks coming to the matinee still think a quarter will buy a sandwich & coffee, a double-feature, and a full tank of gas.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (7HtZB)

271 Yellow.

Why do I have this urge to read Old Yeller, have a Twinkie, whilst drinking Mello Yello, in france...

...and then pee on a hooker with hepatitis.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (TOk1P)

272 Target stores are allowing customers to hump the front grills of any vehicles in there parking lots.

Posted by: WeBoned! at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (T1IWS)

273 Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (tewYv)
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blaster, did you hear their interview with Amanda Carpenter this morning? They just let her roll. And roll she did. Not flattering to Bannon.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (805dc)

274 Hillary ad about making the well to do finally pay their fair share of taxes. Then using the money to create jobs.

When the Feds take in taxes the money is destroyed. It is literally burned if it is in cash - if it is in the form of a check the check is subtracted from your account, but it is not added to some Government account - the money simply vanishes. The Feds print the money, they don't need your stinking money - nor do they have to borrow money from somebody else to print new money.


This takes a while to explain to intelligent conservatives - it is almost impossible to explain to LIVs. This is why Hillary and the left get away with this kind of crap.


Posted by: An Observation at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (fKPnc)

275 Fat Naked Guy on White Ottoman notwithstanding, of course.


Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:19 AM (805dc)
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Yeah. That was just wrong.
Posted by: grammie winger




On so many levels.
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (AmeQT)


You're telling me!

Posted by: The White Ottoman at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (tewYv)

276 Watch: Fox News and Pete Hegseth tour Oz Vega'on memorial park
Oz Vega'on nature reserve, dedicated to three murdered Israeli teenagers, had special guests today: Pete Hegseth and his team from Fox News


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/216608

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (zp+j1)

277 269 You guys aren't going to be happy until the Fat Guy on White Ottoman has an eating disorder, are you?

No, I just want Him to put some clothes on...

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (O2RFr)

278 You guys aren't going to be happy until the Fat Guy on White Ottoman has an eating disorder, are you?
Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (/hxGw)
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Hey, I'm not a fattist. I just want the guy to put on some clothes, for pete's sake.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:26 AM (805dc)

279 Over 250 comments & no one that I can see has made an "auto-erotic" joke about the van-fucker? Who are you people?

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:26 AM (7HtZB)

280 donna, great minds, etc. etc.



Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:26 AM (805dc)

281 Over 250 comments & no one that I can see has made an "auto-erotic" joke about the van-fucker?



It's standard.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:27 AM (AmeQT)

282 I should also note the absolutely insane level of hysteria is interesting.

Is it (a) because they really believe it, (b) because that is the only way they can get their voters to the polls (see 2012) or (c) because they know they are losing?
Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:18 AM (77emZ)

The SJW's believe it because they are emotional wrecks without an anchor, tossed to and fro.

Hillary excites no one and has to gin up the base with fear.

Hillary's post convention bounce is gone. Trump keeps hanging around after a blitzkrieg of ads and the MSM. They are starting to sweat.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 18, 2016 11:27 AM (Ee2nz)

283 Polish president Andrzej Duda has signed a bill into law, which would make it difficult for owners to reclaim property which was confiscated under the communist regime in Poland after World War II.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:27 AM (zp+j1)

284 Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (tewYv)

O'Connor and Plante are definitely Morons. Or at least some of their staff are lurkers. Callers as well. I know I've heard SCOAMF dropped on the Plante show a couple of times.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:28 AM (/CXhS)

285 Posted by: RoyalOil at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (77emZ)

Trump ads should be directed at suppressing the potential Clinton vote. Both sides are past convincing undecideds . The only undecideds out there are the ones who are undecided whether they will vote or not, not who they would vote for.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 11:28 AM (cLMWw)

286 You guys aren't going to be happy until the Fat Guy on White Ottoman has an eating disorder, are you?

No, I just want Him to put some clothes on...
Posted by: donna



At least something under his ass.
Other people have to sit there too!

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:28 AM (AmeQT)

287 This is going to be a who is willing to vote election. I don't know that Hillary is motivating anyone to go out in the rain to vote. Do the polls mean much, I don't know. They're right until they're wrong.

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That to me is Trump's biggest electoral strength. Something that may not be truly reflected in the polls. I suspect it will be a low turnout presidential election which seemingly favors Trump.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:28 AM (gmeXX)

288 Punch him twice for me. Now-mister is a lousy tipper. Being a minister, that looks twice as horrible. We've agreed that while he is paying the bill, I will leave the tip. And he is not allowed to go back to the table to retrieve half of it. Gah.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:15 AM (dFi94)

I'm surprised he hasn't figured out by now what a horrible witness that is. And I am not guiltless here myself.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:21 AM (lc2RB)



Well....all I can say is that having been a bartender, I've never seen a man come back and steal the tips before,

I saw plenty of wives and girlfriends do that. But, never a guy. So, I learned something new here.

Also, since the girls who serve consider that money left as a tip, theirs because they worked for it,

they consider that money stolen from them-

So-o-o-o-o-o-o, you can imagine what's happening to your food and/ or drinks when the girls see you come back in again- if they recognize you.

Waitresses make very grim enemies is all I'll say.



Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2016 11:28 AM (HGtd0)

289 Look, everybody should leave that poor Dayton man alone.

Crazy things can happen to anyone, and before you know it you're 35 years old, eating a steady diet of government cheese, thrice divorced, and HUMPING A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!!!!!

Posted by: Matt Foley at August 18, 2016 11:29 AM (H9MG5)

290 Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 10:54 AM (dFi94)



I've had one minor accident in my life. Going into a medical building parking lot, I missed the ticket. I backed up to get it and there was a little care literally under my bumper, I couldn't see it, it was so close. She was old and didn't honk because she "forgot how" (shouldn't have been driving then, in my opinion). I saw a fish on her car. I was nice to her, since I have an old mother who would do something similarily dumb, like get nervous and forget how to honk while under a car. Anyway, she called me to tell me how nice my USAA insurance company was and how easy it was to take care of it, and how nice my son and I were to her. Little bump, little damage.

I told her that I was so nice only because of her fish. I thought the fish represented that she wouldn't try to scam me or my insurance company for "soft tissue damage" etc.


She was stunned and pleased that her fish had made such a difference. Had she had one of those Darwin things, I might have been inclined to say she ran into me. Maybe.

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:29 AM (eSQgj)

291 back from the doctor. bladder infection.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 18, 2016 11:30 AM (KP5rU)

292 13 people are dead, Queen Barry can't leave the golf course and they send Homeland Security to the sight and not a peep of criticism from Barry's MFM
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 10:19 AM (493sH)


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13 people? A major catastrophe? I think we're losing some perspective here. We average that every year here in OK with tornados and floods.

Even the worst of tornados here in OK we're begging the fed to stay out.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 11:30 AM (Fmupd)

293 [My dog, Mickey Junior... he shits more trouble than you're gonna give me. ]


I thought Romney generated a darn sight less enthusiasm upon the second debate. He killed in the first, and then seemed to back off as if compensating or apologizing for trouncing Obama. I truly got the impression he didn't want to win.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 11:30 AM (5o5ek)

294 You think the Scots are cheap, er, I mean frugal. You should meet a Swede.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (dFi94)


Dutch guys, too.

Q: Who invented copper wire?

A: Two Dutch guys fighting over a penny.

And it was a Dutch guy who told me that joke.

Posted by: Zombie Richard Nixon and Zombie Ronald Reagan at August 18, 2016 11:30 AM (lc2RB)

295 1 back from the doctor. bladder infection.


Good news... It could be worse...

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (O2RFr)

296 >>Dayton man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a van


BABY BATTER ON BOARD

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (/hxGw)

297 blaster, did you hear their interview with Amanda Carpenter this morning? They just let her roll. And roll she did. Not flattering to Bannon.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (805dc)


Yes, most of it.

Now one of the things is I keep hearing that the "problem" with the Trump campaign is failure to adhere to message discipline.

That if Trump would just be more disciplined in his message then his polling wouldn't be so bad, etc.

I don't know that I agree - I keep saying that conventional wisdom doesn't apply so much in his campaign. If he turned into a guy that kept hitting the same three talking points all the time I think that would be net negative for him.

I don't know if Bannon being an SOB (which is what the knock seems to be on him) is necessarily a bad thing.


Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (tewYv)

298 CROWDS!!! POLLS!!! ADS!!! NO ADS!!! MEDIA!!! TWITTER!!!

issues...results...policies...achievement...laws...

What a miserable carnival sideshow the fate of the free world has become.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (1H9ox)

299 If anyone's interested, there are 164 men's Olympic events, 134 women's events & 8 team/mixed events, for a grand total of 306 events being played these Olympics. There's two events that are only female & one event that is only male.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (7HtZB)

300 289
Look, everybody should leave that poor Dayton man alone.

Crazy
things can happen to anyone, and before you know it you're 35 years old,
eating a steady diet of government cheese, thrice divorced, and HUMPING
A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!!!!!


Posted by: Matt Foley at August 18, 2016 11:29 AM (H9MG5) That's funny!

Posted by: WeBoned! at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (T1IWS)

301 13 people? A major catastrophe? I think we're losing some perspective here. We average that every year here in OK with tornados and floods.

Even the worst of tornados here in OK we're begging the fed to stay out.

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I'd prefer a country where the President is not needed to respond to every bad weather event, but as we know, it is a one-way standard.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (gmeXX)

302 I will vary my tip between 15 and 20% or more for how good the service is.

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (eSQgj)

303 Larry O'Connor - who I believe is a moron, at least a lurker - is on local radio here in DC - he worked for Breitbart and while he hasn't come out and said anything directly - probably some non-disparagement clause in his leaving (which probably matters because I think he is still a defendant in the Sherrod case) he has pointed to others who have left without such a clause who are not fans of Bannon nor his management.

And he said pretty pointedly that Bannon has never run a national campaign or ANY campaign even for a local school board so he can't really say.

But that being said, Trump has never run a campaign either and he's doing pretty well for that.


He (O'Connor) also said something that made me think...

One of the things Andrew Breitbart was totally against was the incestuous nature of the Democrats being in bed with the media. If we had heard that Hillary Clinton was regularly calling the president of NBC for advice, we'd be very angry. But having Trump call Bannon and then having him become part of the campaign is different?

If this helps defeat Clinton, then fine - I've pretty much abandoned the attempt at being intellectually consistent on such things - but I do hate that it's coming to this.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (eytER)

304 Kurt Schlichter

Noted supporter of notorious rape enabler virtue signals about rape while packing pie hole with scones.


*referring to Schumer

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:31 AM (/CXhS)

305 back from the doctor. bladder infection.
Posted by: chavez the hugo




Good to hear it was relatively minor.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (AmeQT)

306 >>back from the doctor. bladder infection.


Pro Tip : Run the Van through the Car Wash before you fuck it.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (/hxGw)

307 295: that's what i thought.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (KP5rU)

308 >13 people? A major catastrophe? I think we're losing some perspective here. We average that every year here in OK with tornados and floods.
Even the worst of tornados here in OK we're begging the fed to stay out.
Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 11:30 AM (Fmupd)

It's not just the death toll, it's the massive, massive flooding that makes it a huge deal. Do you know how many people are displaced and homes destroyed?

Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (lIU4e)

309 271 Yellow.

Why do I have this urge to read Old Yeller, have a Twinkie, whilst drinking Mello Yello, in france...

...and then pee on a hooker with hepatitis.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (TOk1P)

In Paris they can hook you up with that experience, but it will cost you more for being an American.

(Or so I'm told.)

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (RD7QR)

310 Why can't you have sex with at van? Because it can't consent? Why is that an issue?

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (eSQgj)

311 My guess is that Trump won't spend money until he thinks it matters. August is almost a waste to advertise in. No one pays a bit of attention until after Labor Day.
Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:22 AM (eSQgj)

Ads during the Olympics make no sense whatsoever. I think ads also make no sense until after Labor Day because people in late August are getting the kids back to school, etc. But, I am not a paid political consultant, so YMMV.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (kXoT0)

312 Howdy, beloved Horde!

Just wanna encourage people to attend meetups when possible. It is so encouraging to meet like-minded people in meatspace.

I have met some of the Ohio morons via Skype and they all seem like lovely people.

Also, I really think meetups help keep thing civil in the threads. When you meet someone in person, you get a chance to really appreciate where they're coming from and can take disagreements a lot less personally. Plus, when you're less anonymous, you tend to be your best self.

So, go! and organize! and attend! meetups for the sake of your sanity in these up-side-down times!

*climbs down off of soapbox*

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (xVuS6)

313 Over 250 comments & no one that I can see has made an "auto-erotic" joke about the van-fucker?



It's standard.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:27 AM (AmeQT)


Should be automatic.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:33 AM (tewYv)

314 "Running ad before September doesn't mean much when both candidates are well defined."

So here's the thing about ads. Just showing up with money in hand and declaring "I want to run some ads!" does precisely nothing unless there are available ad slots for sale.

My longstanding prediction was to the effect that Trump would ignore the need for paid media till late in the game, then would realize he needed it, then would go raise the money and produce the ads, and then... would find that every slot in every key swing-state media market had already been bought up in advance by Clintonworld.

This is an old Democratic tactic. Republicans get suckered by it as reliably as Charlie Brown having the football pulled away by Lucy.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 11:33 AM (noWW6)

315 And it was a Dutch guy who told me that joke.

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So not only did you make a culturally insensitive joke that offended the Dutch and non-Dutch (just on principle), but you also culturally appropriated a Dutch joke. Apologies are expected.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:33 AM (gmeXX)

316 If anyone's interested, there are 164 men's Olympic events, 134 women's events & 8 team/mixed events, for a grand total of 306 events being played these Olympics.

There's two events that are only female & one event that is only male.



Bean flick vs fap?

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:33 AM (AmeQT)

317 Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (/hxGw)
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garrett, I SHOULD NOT have laughed at that.

chavez, again I am much relieved for you and glad you could bring us good news. Now follow the doctor's orders and recover quickly!

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:34 AM (805dc)

318
Fox Business Headline - Merkel: Muslims belong here.

But you don't. Like Barry she is actively trying to destroy her country

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 11:34 AM (493sH)

319 Over 250 comments & no one that I can see has made an "auto-erotic" joke about the van-fucker?



It's standard.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:27 AM (AmeQT)

Should be automatic.
Posted by: blaster



YOU may stand on my lawn.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:34 AM (AmeQT)

320 Yellow, fellows. In before Ace, however barely.

I just dropped one of the earbuds into my coffee. Doesn't seem to be working now. Hope it works better when it dries out. Had to be hot, just-poured coffee, of course.

On the other hand, the flavor of the coffee improved.

Posted by: mindful webworker - yell oh I scream at August 18, 2016 11:34 AM (dkrmM)

321 'Every guy is crazy 'bout a sharp dressed van.'

Posted by: Billy Gibbons at August 18, 2016 11:34 AM (/hxGw)

322
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:27 AM (zp+j1)

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What the hell? Who's holding that property now? The non-commie government of Poland?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (5o5ek)

323 Yes, I've seen evangelistic tracts printed up to look like money, so you can tuck it under a plate like it was a $5 bill, and then when the waitress picks it up, surprise, it's not what she thought.

I have made it my life's ambition to look for the guy who thought that would be a good idea and when I find him, punch him in the face. With great Christian love, of course.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (lc2RB)

Somebody was leaving anti-Catholic Jack Chick tracts all over the local Catholic hospitals a few years ago, including in the chapels.

People who visit hospital chapels are very often people who are in great distress because they or loved ones are seriously ill. That, of course, is just the moment to hit them with tracts about the evil Catholic church.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (u0lmX)

324 I'm no art afficionado, but I've loved the work of Franz Marc for may many years. He also did Blue Horses http://www.franzmarc.org/The-Large-Blue-Horse.jsp

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (wtvvX)

325 "When you meet someone in person, you get a chance to really appreciate
where they're coming from and can take disagreements a lot less
personally."

Listen, I'm _bringing_ a longbow to the longbow v. crossbow debate.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (noWW6)

326 Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (xVuS6)
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Emmie, were you ever able to contact RightlySouthern about your CO meet-up?

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (805dc)

327 If anyone's interested, there are 164 men's Olympic events, 134 women's events

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So even at the Olympics women only get about 76% of the events that men get. For shame.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)

328
Listen, I'm _bringing_ a longbow to the longbow v. crossbow debate.

And I'm putting ketchup on my hot dog...

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

329 Yellow.

Why do I have this urge to read Old Yeller, have a Twinkie, whilst drinking Mello Yello, in france...

...and then pee on a hooker with hepatitis.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:24 AM (TOk1P)

In Paris they can hook you up with that experience, but it will cost you more for being an American.

(Or so I'm told.)

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (RD7QR)



I'm going to just take your word for it. Knowing my luck, if I tried it I would be struck by lightning. Or run over by a cab.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:36 AM (TOk1P)

330 One of the things Andrew Breitbart was totally against was the incestuous nature of the Democrats being in bed with the media. If we had heard that Hillary Clinton was regularly calling the president of NBC for advice, we'd be very angry. But having Trump call Bannon and then having him become part of the campaign is different?

If this helps defeat Clinton, then fine - I've pretty much abandoned the attempt at being intellectually consistent on such things - but I do hate that it's coming to this.


I heard him say that, too, but we do know that the media is coordinating with her campaign, it is in the email hacks, and certainly the whole brother of CBS news propagandizing the Iran deal and all the people in the campaigns married to all the people in the press - I think it is unilateral disarmament to say we aren't going to do what they do.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:37 AM (tewYv)

331 274 Hillary ad about making the well to do finally pay their fair share of taxes. Then using the money to create jobs.

Posted by: An Observation at August 18, 2016 11:25 AM (fKPnc)


Those ads make me nauseous. My asshole congressmen who's been in office, since, like, 1983 has been for many years pushing this same kind of FDR/WPA/New Deal-type crap where "new jobs" are created by the government using other people's money, and then using environmental regulations to shut down entire industries they don't like, and so we all get rich cutting each other's hair.

That's their formula for success.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:37 AM (lc2RB)

332 >Ads during the Olympics make no sense whatsoever.

Hillary (or somebody) has been running one almost every night where trump has his clothing line and something is made in china. And then there is a 'duh duh duh'. And that's it.

Weird ads.

Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:37 AM (lIU4e)

333 Posted by: mindful webworker - yell oh I scream at August 18, 2016 11:34 AM (dkrmM)

Do you have any propyl or rubbing alcohol...preferably 91%?

Dip it in that for a few minutes. It will pull the water out and clean it a bit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (Zu3d9)

334 >>>Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (tewYv)



O'Connor and Plante are definitely Morons. Or at least some of
their staff are lurkers. Callers as well. I know I've heard SCOAMF
dropped on the Plante show a couple of times.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 11:28 AM (/CXhS)<<<

Dana Loesch was none to kind about Bannon last night on her radio show. Thinks there's now a guy who's pretty much the antithesis of Andrew Breitbart as CEO of the Donald's campaign.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (H9MG5)

335 Man, this US swimmer's story just keeps getting weirder and weirder.



Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (Enq6K)

336 What Emmie said.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (EN9vE)

337 Glad you are OK, chavez!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (u0lmX)

338 Listen, I'm _bringing_ a longbow to the longbow v. crossbow debate.

And I'm putting ketchup on my hot dog...
Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

And nobody on this site knows shit about guns, pizza, or beer.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (LHT0w)

339 You think the Scots are cheap, er, I mean frugal. You should meet a Swede.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:23 AM (dFi94)

My great uncle who was very thrifty like to tell the story about how in the refinery he was watching another guy put on his socks day after day. This guy was Polish and before he put on his socks, he carefully examined the toes. Finally Uncle Bob asked him why do you always check the toes on your socks. The man replied, one sock has a black thread and one sock has a red. Every day I switch which sock goes on which foot so they wear out evenly. Every week I turn them inside out and wear them that way for the same reason. Uncle Bob always laughed and said I never considered myself thrifty ever again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (kXoT0)

340 Ads during the Olympics make no sense whatsoever.
...
Why? A patriotic event with large viewership seems relatively tailor made for a Republican campaign ad.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (1H9ox)

341 Listen, I'm _bringing_ a longbow to the longbow v. crossbow debate.


Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (noWW6)



At the Ohio meetup? I'll be over on the correct side of the Mason Dixon line, making sweet love to Ginger.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (TOk1P)

342 Somebody was leaving anti-Catholic Jack Chick tracts all over the local Catholic hospitals a few years ago, including in the chapels.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at August 18, 2016 11:35 AM (u0lmX)

I got one of those packed with a model kit I bought once. He's since gone out of business.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (7HtZB)

343 votermom -

Put some chicken pieces (uncooked) in a baking pan. Best ones for flavor and LCHF-ness are chicken thighs with the bones and the skin, but you can use anything.

Drizzle on a little olive oil, rather a lot of lemon juice (and please make it the bottled kind, to make me feel validated. Thank you.), garlic powder (none of this fresh stuff for this recipe), oregano, and salt and pepper.

Bake uncovered at 375 until it looks like something you'd want to eat, maybe 45 minutes to an hour. The skin gets all brown and crispy and there will be a lot of juices in the pan (part of the reason you want to use a lot of lemon juice).

Serve with rice to soak up the pan juices.

This is the number one fave in our house and it's ridiculously easy.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (805dc)

344 Dana Loesch was none to kind about Bannon last night
on her radio show. Thinks there's now a guy who's pretty much the
antithesis of Andrew Breitbart as CEO of the Donald's campaign.


Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 18, 2016 11:38 AM (H9MG5)


Does she still work for Glenn Beck?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (1ZOkK)

345 Ads during the Olympics make no sense whatsoever.

Hillary (or somebody) has been running one almost every night where trump has his clothing line and something is made in china. And then there is a 'duh duh duh'. And that's it.

Weird ads.
Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:37 AM (lIU4e)



Yeah, I've never quite gotten the point of that one.

Trump ties are the cause of the lousy economy?

Yeah, sure, whatevs...

And?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (HGtd0)

346 At the Ohio meetup? I'll be over on the correct side of the Mason Dixon line, making sweet love to Ginger.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (TOk1P)

Heh.

Posted by: Golfman at August 18, 2016 11:40 AM (b6FQn)

347 I'm going to just take your word for it. Knowing my luck, if I tried it I would be struck by lightning. Or run over by a cab.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:36 AM (TOk1P)


A yellow cab?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:40 AM (lc2RB)

348 Jack Chick tracts are hilarious though. I might need the belly laugh if I'm in for a painful prostate roto-rooter

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 11:41 AM (EN9vE)

349 Twister for horses?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 11:41 AM (R+30W)

350 off, dead presidents sock!

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:41 AM (lc2RB)

351 Here's the thing to remember. Hillary has a certain "ceiling" that she can't seem to rise above. Is it 45%? 47%? I would think that anyone already inclined to vote for Hillary has already made up her mind, and no matter how many anti-Trump ads she runs, I don't see that changing.

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (03y5x)

352 I hope jwest made one of his many appointments today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (1ZOkK)

353 'Strong and Arrow Straight

Likes a cock.

Unencumbered by Curb Weight'





Posted by: Chevy Van Commercial at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (/hxGw)

354 Man, this US swimmer's story just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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

You said it. Lochte is making us look bad and the Brazilian government look competent. What is going on?

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (gmeXX)

355 Is synchronized ghey diving a separate event or the regular one?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (Eyx+b)

356 Yeah, I've never quite gotten the point of that one.

Trump ties are the cause of the lousy economy?

Yeah, sure, whatevs...

And?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (HGtd0)

I think they're meant to point out Trumps's "hypocrisy" - he campaigns on jobs being shipped to China, but his clothing line is made in China.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (7HtZB)

357 Yeah, I've never quite gotten the point of that one. Posted by: natural fake at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (HGtd0)
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My 21-year-old son came into the room when that ad was on, and said, "Is that all they got on him?"

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (805dc)

358 218 Yep. What's even worse is when some Christian leaves a Gospel tract INSTEAD of a tip. Cringe.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 18, 2016 11:00 AM (dFi94)

Yes, I've seen evangelistic tracts printed up to look like money, so you can tuck it under a plate like it was a $5 bill, and then when the waitress picks it up, surprise, it's not what she thought.

I have made it my life's ambition to look for the guy who thought that would be a good idea and when I find him, punch him in the face. With great Christian love, of course.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:05 AM (lc2RB)

Seriously? Don't they have enough awareness to understand that's a HUGE dick move?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (0mRoj)

359 I don't listen to Levin much anymore - he was all in on the Trump is the most horrible person in the world schtick - but it sounded like Trump listened to a friend of his on the foreign policy speech and that turned Levin - not an endorsement, but at least no longer worst person in the world.

Are the conservative principlists really that petty?

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (tewYv)

360 Jack Chick even did one for Dungeons and Dragons. Because witchcraft. Omg my sides.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (EN9vE)

361 I don't think there's ever been a meetup within driving distance of where I live.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (AroJD)

362 "If we had heard that Hillary Clinton was regularly calling the
president of NBC for advice, we'd be very angry. But having Trump call
Bannon and then having him become part of the campaign is different?"

Let us posit that Breitbart (the firm) is not and has not been in the habit of describing itself as anything other than an actively ideological rightist media outlet.

Whereas NBC and the other alphabet-soup networks, and the paper press, are invariably and vocally self-congratulatory about being "objective, neutral, and nonpartisan", despite their being anything but those things.

It wouldn't be bad if an openly, avowedly leftist news outfit, say, _Mother Jones_ or _The Nation_, was allying itself with the Clinton campaign and pulling as hard as they could for a Hillary victory. Leftists gonna leftist. Rightists gonna rightist. What's bad is to have the purportedly honest brokers of unbiased news, the ones who claim not to have a dog in the fight, doing so.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (noWW6)

363 I'm going to just take your word for it. Knowing my luck, if I tried it I would be struck by lightning. Or run over by a cab.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:36 AM (TOk1P)

A yellow cab?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:40 AM (lc2RB)



But of course!


Listen to me, now I sound like a mustard commercial.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

364 I hope jwest made one of his many appointments today.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (1ZOkK)
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You know, I haven't seen him here today so maybe he took all of them seriously.



Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (805dc)

365 Bluebell, thanks for asking. I don't know if you saw it, but I posted some thanks to you because I saw that you kept your promise about calling out for RightlySouthern, plus got all the details correct! I'm impressed!

We never did find him. I get concerned when someone disappears like that.

It was a small meetup to send Alex off to California. With more organization we would have had a bigger event, but I had been up to my eyeballs in work and had to call on another 'ette last minute to do what she could with short notice. Plus, not everyone is on our Yahoo group so they didn't even know about the gathering.

Well, Alex knows who sincerely loves him. :-)

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (xVuS6)

366 You said it. Lochte is making us look bad and the Brazilian government look competent. What is going on?

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (gmeXX)


Seriously. He reported the "robbery" to his mom, but not the police? He's back in the States safe and sound, but his fellow swimmers were taken off their plane.

The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison. Yikes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (1ZOkK)

367 360 Jack Chick even did one for Dungeons and Dragons. Because witchcraft. Omg my sides.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (EN9vE)

Nekkid women monsters in the Monster Manual, too.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (7HtZB)

368 348 Jack Chick tracts are hilarious though. I might need the belly laugh if I'm in for a painful prostate roto-rooter
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 11:41 AM (EN9vE)


I always liked the Chick tracts. Also the comic books. Guy knew how to draw.

Somewhere on my hard drive there's a Chick tract parody featuring Cthulhu that I picked up years ago. Hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (lc2RB)

369 >>>Does she still work for Glenn Beck?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (1ZOkK)<<<




Yeah, still has her Blaze TV show, but from what she was saying on her radio show, her loathing of Bannon sounds far beyond simply Crazy Glenn influence.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (H9MG5)

370 360 Jack Chick even did one for Dungeons and Dragons. Because witchcraft. Omg my sides.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (EN9vE)

Some comedy group made those into a series of youtube videos. Worth the watch.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (KUaJL)

371 Seriously. He reported the "robbery" to his mom, but not the police? He's back in the States safe and sound, but his fellow swimmers were taken off their plane.

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

Yeah, worse than all of it, he is looking like a bad teammate, letting his teammates deal with the fallout.

I'm guessing it is a good time for that retirement.

But who knows, there is a new twist every day.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:46 AM (gmeXX)

372 Well, Alex knows who sincerely loves him. :-)
Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2016 11:43 AM (xVuS6)
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I'm sorry you couldn't get ahold of RS but glad you were able to send Alex off properly.

I remember you were going through some stuff with work - the guitar-playing realtor standing in front of the business and making it impossible for you to work, etc. Crazy.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:46 AM (805dc)

373 Man, this US swimmer's story just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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

You said it. Lochte is making us look bad and the Brazilian government look competent. What is going on?

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (gmeXX)


I am absolutely not jumping to any conclusions on this. It's a perfect combination for the presence of misinformation: Brazil is overzealous about protecting their image, it's an American abroad, who may or may not have been the victim of a crime (thus, lending itself to being a poor eyewitness)... and we're getting ALL of this filtered through the lens of the media.


So who knows what actually happened.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:46 AM (TOk1P)

374 I can't for the life of me understand that there are very many voters left looking for a reason to vote FOR Hillary. I can see people still looking for reasons to jump aboard the TrumpTrain. So he has to both try to persuade those folks by making serious policy speeches--with sober ads to follow-- and keep his base happy with yuuuge rallies. It can be done

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at August 18, 2016 11:46 AM (03y5x)

375 It's not just the death toll, it's the massive, massive flooding that makes it a huge deal. Do you know how many people are displaced and homes destroyed?
Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:32 AM (lIU4e)


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

And most of those people are well aware of how easily flooding happens in LA. But yet, they choose to live there. It's like the people who build homes on the gulf coast. One of these years there's going to be a hurricane.

Yeah, I feel sorry for the people flooded out, but they're a long way from being victims.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 11:46 AM (Fmupd)

376 Lochte has always seemed like a douchenozzle.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:47 AM (/hxGw)

377 Apparently there is video of Lochte trying to break down a door at the gas station where the robbery supposedly took place, and a security guard drew a gun on him/them. Per Yahoo. Well, then why did the manager of the station say they were never there? And why didn't THEY call the police? This story is fucked.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 18, 2016 11:47 AM (2cS/G)

378 Ads during the Olympics make no sense whatsoever.

Hillary (or somebody) has been running one almost every night where trump has his clothing line and something is made in china. And then there is a 'duh duh duh'. And that's it.

Weird ads.
Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:37 AM (lIU4e)

I've seen those ads. Hillary is standing in a tiny tailor shop, probably in NYC, that makes either custom, $1500 suits or couture clothing and then picks up a Trump tie from Macy's and reads the label, made in China. Trump has said that there wasn't a manufacturer left in America that could make his ties and suits for Macy's and he's right. Macy's would have ordered those items by the tens of thousands, and you have to go to China to get that kind of quantity.
Some little custom shop in the fashion district isn't going to pump out $350 suits by the thousands.

To me, it only highlights that we have lost mass manufacturing here and it you want a suit, you either pay thousands for a custom one, or the little people have to buy it at Men's Wearhouse, where it is made in China, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 11:47 AM (JbgDR)

379 I hope jwest made one of his many appointments today.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (1ZOkK)
--------------

You know, I haven't seen him here today so maybe he took all of them seriously.
Posted by: bluebell




If he did, he's screwed. LOL

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:47 AM (AmeQT)

380
You said it. Lochte is making us look bad and the Brazilian government look competent. What is going on?


Did Lochte say he backs trump or something?

Posted by: donna at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

381 >>>The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison. Yikes.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (1ZOkK)<<<




Bet, if it comes to it, the Hussein Clown Posse works harder to see these guys returned home than they ever did for Sgt. Tahmooresi.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (H9MG5)

382 Seriously? Don't they have enough awareness to understand that's a HUGE dick move?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (0mRoj)


Apparently not. But what hearing about that disgusting little stunt did was make me ashamed. I, too, was a lousy tipper. And now I try to tip more. So there's that.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (lc2RB)

383 Brazil is a cesspool, would not trust anything they report or any of their "officials"

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (c6/9Q)

384 By the way, any news about Chavez the Hugo? Did he go to the ER?

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (7lVbc)

385 "I don't listen to Levin much anymore - he was all in on the Trump is the most horrible person in the world schtick"

Levin will still go off on lengthy rants about how Trump and his coterie are "agrarian populist nationalists", and that if elected, we'll have "agrarian populist nationalism" as policy, and that'll be unbearably awful. The worst!

Whereas I don't really care at this point WHAT the Trump policy set will be.

Trump could promise to enact the Democratic platform in full, and I would still vote for him, send him money, and do GOTV for him, on the basis of his not personally being Hillary Rodham Clinton. A distinction that makes all the difference. Simple as that. Mark Levin, call your office.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (noWW6)

386 You said it. Lochte is making us look bad and the Brazilian government look competent. What is going on?

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (gmeXX)

Supposedly now there is video of them getting into a fight with a gas station attendant when the restroom door was locked and they broke it down or something.
And WTH would you tell your mother a false robbery story?

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (Enq6K)

387 I've seen those ads. Hillary is standing in a tiny tailor shop, probably in NYC, that makes either custom, $1500 suits or couture clothing and then picks up a Trump tie from Macy's and reads the label, made in China. Trump has said that there wasn't a manufacturer left in America that could make his ties and suits for Macy's and he's right. Macy's would have ordered those items by the tens of thousands, and you have to go to China to get that kind of quantity.
Some little custom shop in the fashion district isn't going to pump out $350 suits by the thousands.

To me, it only highlights that we have lost mass manufacturing here and it you want a suit, you either pay thousands for a custom one, or the little people have to buy it at Men's Wearhouse, where it is made in China, Thailand, or Vietnam.



Highlights to me that she is out of touch and totally clueless.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (AmeQT)

388 He's back in the States safe and sound, but his fellow swimmers were taken off their plane.

The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison. Yikes.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:44 AM (1ZOkK)


Question, possibly asked and answered. It strikes me as a perfectly plausible reason for NOT reporting it.



Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (TOk1P)

389 >>Yes, I've seen evangelistic tracts printed up to look like money, so you
can tuck it under a plate like it was a $5 bill, and then when the
waitress picks it up, surprise, it's not what she thought.

At least it was a fiver; she may have used it to make five more. If it had been one talent, she might've buried it in the ground...

Posted by: General Zod at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (Bdeb0)

390 >>The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison.


It gets worse. The prison is in Brazil.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (/hxGw)

391
"new jobs" are created by the government using other people's money, and then using environmental regulations to shut down entire industries they don't like, and so we all get rich cutting each other's hair.

We were supposed to get rich driving each other around in Uber cars but now Uber is coming out with a self-driving car.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (IqV8l)

392 351 Here's the thing to remember. Hillary has a certain "ceiling" that she can't seem to rise above. Is it 45%? 47%? I would think that anyone already inclined to vote for Hillary has already made up her mind, and no matter how many anti-Trump ads she runs, I don't see that changing.
Posted by: Peter Clemenza at August 18, 2016 11:42 AM (03y5x)

We like to think issues are the key because we're politics geeks but the fact is likability is the thing that matters. See Romney -- genuinely smart and efficient guy who looks like a wealthy douchebag -- vs. Obama -- a genuine Manchurian candidate who is likable and fun loving.

That's Hillary's problem: No matter what you think of The Donald, Hillary is the librarian who shushed you in elementary school, the next door neighbor who yelled at your dog, the mean bitch at the DMV and your first wife's mother. She can't shake that no matter what she does.

Trump has to play to that. He has to attack her unlikeability unmercifully. It has to be mean, it has to be unfair, and it has to be on TV AND social media or it will miss a whole generation.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 11:50 AM (RD7QR)

393 There is also video of the swimmers returning to the Olympic Village in the wee hours with their watches, phones, etc. on them.

Something ain't right.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:50 AM (1ZOkK)

394 "i guess Hill has stopped or cut back advertising..... She's too busy measuring the drapes at the WH...."

hyperbaric chamber
You know those treatments are expensive and time consuming.

Posted by: cynic at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (K8FS4)

395 What prison is Natalee Holloway's murderer in (whose name I've gratefully forgotten)?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (1ZOkK)

396 376 Lochte has always seemed like a douchenozzle.

Posted by: garrett


Dumb too. There's a picture going around of him trying to eat his gold medal--doesn't realize you have to take the foil wrap off first.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (QdAXQ)

397 Mark Levin really went to far this year with the Trump bashing. He's boxed himself into a corner now, and if Trump wins, is he going to continue to attack him using Democrat talking points?

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (03y5x)

398 395
What prison is Natalee Holloway's murderer in (whose name I've gratefully forgotten)?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (1ZOkK)

I think he's in prison in Peru.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (Enq6K)

399 Hillary (or somebody) has been running one almost every night where trump has his clothing line and something is made in china. And then there is a 'duh duh duh'. And that's it.

Weird ads.
Posted by: Lea at August 18, 2016 11:37 AM (lIU4e)

I wonder if ads are having less effect because both sides are so estranged now that they don't know what effects the other side? I've seen it for a long time now when lefties think something is a zinger against Christians and Christians just shrug at their stupidity.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (Ee2nz)

400 >>If we had heard that Hillary Clinton was regularly calling the

president of NBC for advice, we'd be very angry....


Hello, George Stephanopolous? Andrea Mitchell?

Hillary has allies placed throughout the media, whether they're former Clinton employees like George Stephwhatever and political pundits like Begalia, others that have financial interactions with the Clintons (paid to host a Clinton Foundation discussion, etc.), as well as related media orgs like David Brock's Media Matters that are 100% an arm of her campaign.


Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

401 395, Jordan Vander Sloot?

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (03y5x)

402 What prison is Natalee Holloway's murderer in (whose name I've gratefully forgotten)?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (1ZOkK)


Bolivia?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (zp+j1)

403 By the way, any news about Chavez the Hugo? Did he go to the ER?
Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:48 AM (7lVbc)
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Yes, he was here upthread. Bladder infection. Which we all consider good news!

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (805dc)

404 >>Uber is coming out with a self-driving car.


Kit.

Back into me.

Posted by: Michael Knight of Dayton, Ohio at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (/hxGw)

405 Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:39 AM (805dc)

Sounds yummy! Thanks!!!!

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (7lVbc)

406 Something ain't right.

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

Yeah, I suspect there will be more coming out. I'm just going to assume alcohol and/or drugs were involved. Other than that, who knows.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (gmeXX)

407 Lochte lives here and he's kind of a horse's ass, to stay on topic.

Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (968UG)

408 There used to be a site, bitterwaitress.com, where service industry employees could share their stories about celebrities and how they tipped. Some were pretty funny.

There was a number of stories about the Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen, who apparently never tipped AT ALL, anywhere. His nickname was "no tippin' Pippen".

Think about that. Guy makes millions of dollars a year, and can't spare a few dollars for a tip. What a dick.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (lc2RB)

409 Fox reporting on the swimmers' story right now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (1ZOkK)

410 Bluebell, thanks to the advice of the Horde, I did the correct thing in regard to the guitar-playing realtor. I wrote the most gracious account of the events that I could, the office manager appreciated being informed, and the realtor has made sincere efforts to be more sensitive.

Win all around, except for the time it took for me to compose the email. (Writing is painful for me.)

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2016 11:53 AM (xVuS6)

411 I think he's in prison in Peru.

Good for him. That can't be fun.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2016 11:53 AM (03y5x)

412 Question, possibly asked and answered. It strikes me as a perfectly plausible reason for NOT reporting it.



Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 11:49 AM (TOk1P)

Brazil wants him to return and testify, LOL. His lawyer has said, no way....

If you watch the video of them entering the Olympic village, they appear quite inebriated.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 11:53 AM (JbgDR)

413 Punch him twice for me. Now-mister is a lousy tipper. Being a minister, that looks twice as horrible. We've agreed that while he is paying the bill, I will leave the tip. And he is not allowed to go back to the table to retrieve half of it. Gah.

Posted by: grammie winger


He doesn't have people call him "Mr. Benny" by chance?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 18, 2016 11:53 AM (9krrF)

414 383: i'm back. bladder infection.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (KP5rU)

415 Yes, I've seen evangelistic tracts printed up to look like money, so you
can tuck it under a plate like it was a $5 bill,



Next time, I'd spit in your food or worse.

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (eSQgj)

416 That's Hillary's problem: No matter what you think of The Donald, Hillary is the librarian who shushed you in elementary school, the next door neighbor who yelled at your dog, the mean bitch at the DMV and your first wife's mother. She can't shake that no matter what she does.

Trump has to play to that. He has to attack her unlikeability unmercifully. It has to be mean, it has to be unfair, and it has to be on TV AND social media or it will miss a whole generation.
Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 11:50 AM (RD7QR)

She's also the woman at church (or wherever) whose husband can't keep his hands to himself and if you complain about it, she tells everyone that you are a nutty slut.

She's also the woman with a completely unlikable dorky ugly kid that she insists always gets the leading role in the school play, etc.

Etc.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (kXoT0)

417 If you watch the video of them entering the Olympic village, they appear quite inebriated.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 11:53 AM (JbgDR)

At 7 am no less. That's quite a night of partying.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (Enq6K)

418 Nearly 1,800 signatures were collected for a petition against the building of a mosque next to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Daily Mail reported on Thursday. Magdi Allam, the journalist and politician who initiated the petition, called the support an 'Italian revolution.'

The number of signatures means that a vote will need to pass before construction plans can be formally approved.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (zp+j1)

419 >>The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison.


They didn't file a police report, just talked about in.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (NOIQH)

420 393 There is also video of the swimmers returning to the Olympic Village in the wee hours with their watches, phones, etc. on them.
Something ain't right.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:50 AM (1ZOkK)


I am tempted to think they got rolled by a couple of whores and are embarrassed about it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (lc2RB)

421 Win all around, except for the time it took for me to compose the email. (Writing is painful for me.)
Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2016 11:53 AM (xVuS6)
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Glad it worked out so well, Emmie. The painful time it took to compose the email was surely worth it!

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 11:55 AM (805dc)

422 Regardless of if the robbery story is true or not, the way Brazil is handling is making people never want to go near the place.

The idea of pulling passports because somebody's robbery story has some conflicting details is bat shit crazy.

It's like the robbery capital of the world, how about focusing on that instead?

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 11:55 AM (qX02u)

423 How about this, Locthe and company trash the gas station, the "guy with a badge" extorts all their cash in return for not calling the cops/arresting them, Lochte stupidly runs his mouth to his mother with some almost but not quite true version of events (I believe Mom was staying in a nearby hotel with Lochte's girlfriend) for some unknown reason, and she gets all upset and starts telling all and sundry that her son was robbed. Lochte now has to stick to the story or look like even more of a liar/ fool.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 18, 2016 11:55 AM (2cS/G)

424 Two of the swimmers at speaking with the Brazilian police now.

They said they were robbed at 4:00 a.m., and video shows them arriving at the Olympic Village at 6:00 a.m. with all their "stolen" stuff.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:55 AM (1ZOkK)

425 at = are

dammit

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:55 AM (1ZOkK)

426 The swim team are US citizens, and should be allowed to go home if they
wish - any kind of bullshit statement those f@cking Brazillian
authorities want to take down should be done in the US. period. end of
story.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (c6/9Q)

427 "Think about that. Guy makes millions of dollars a year, and can't spare a few dollars for a tip. What a dick."

There's a secret that is dirty, little and quite open that there is a certain demographic--of which Pippen is member--that are notoriously bad (or non) tippers.
And it ain't millionaires.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (03y5x)

428 420 393 There is also video of the swimmers returning to the Olympic Village in the wee hours with their watches, phones, etc. on them.
Something ain't right.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 11:50 AM (1ZOkK)

I am tempted to think they got rolled by a couple of whores and are embarrassed about it.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (lc2RB)

Whores? In Rio? Nonsense.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (0mRoj)

429 His nickname was "no tippin' Pippen".

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

It is a catchy nickname.

Posted by: SH at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (gmeXX)

430 She's also the woman at church (or wherever) whose husband can't keep his hands to himself and if you complain about it, she tells everyone that you are a nutty slut.

She's also the woman with a completely unlikable dorky ugly kid that she insists always gets the leading role in the school play, etc.

Etc.
...
Etc being:
She's also the woman
She's also the woman
She's also the woman
She's also the woman
She's also the woman
ad infinium

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (1H9ox)

431 Something ain't right.

Yeah, I think we're all about to get yet another lesson in the transformative ethics-building effect of Organized Sport. For, you know, The Children.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (tIja6)

432 407 Lochte lives here and he's kind of a horse's ass, to stay on topic.
Posted by: NCKate at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (968UG)

That's surprising. Usually guys who frost their hair are class acts.
/s

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (7HtZB)

433 Tipping story: Germany, circa 1976--knew a guy whose father thought it was a hoot to drop a few marks in a full glass of water. Put a cardboard bierdeckel over the glass mouth, carefully invert, and slide onto the table. To retrieve the tip, the waitress had to drain the water all over the table (she had to in any event, I guess). Smooth operator.

Posted by: General Zod at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (Bdeb0)

434 I am tempted to think they got rolled by a couple of whores and are embarrassed about it.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (lc2RB)

I saw someone make a comment like that on the story. Seemed plausible.

But...good Lord! You're Olympic athletes, won a gold medal...you really need to go find a hooker in Brazil?!

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (Enq6K)

435 There's a secret that is dirty, little and quite open that there is a certain demographic--of which Pippen is member--that are notoriously bad (or non) tippers.
And it ain't millionaires.
....
Tall people are jerks.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:57 AM (1H9ox)

436 404 >>Uber is coming out with a self-driving car.


Kit.

Back into me.
Posted by: Michael Knight of Dayton, Ohio at August 18, 2016 11:52 AM (/hxGw)

Ford says it will have a self-driving car with no pedals out by 2021. My deeply strange, pointlessly paranoid conspiracy theory: Government decides that self-driving cars are the ultimate safety feature, orders all car markers to have a full fleet of them, phases out the old kind over some ridiculous period (10 years or something), gets to control all vehicular traffic and tax you at the same time. For your own good, of course.

[Dons tin foil hat.] I can make that theory weirder if you want, just give me another cup of coffee.

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 11:57 AM (RD7QR)

437 Mark Levin really went to far this year with the Trump bashing. He's boxed himself into a corner now, and if Trump wins, is he going to continue to attack him using Democrat talking points?
Posted by: Peter Clemenza at August 18, 2016 11:51 AM (03y5x)

Last few Trump speeches, especially the one on foreign policy and immigration, Levin was praising. He also said that if Trump goes back to talking about tariffs, he will be criticizing him again.

That's fine. I don't have an issue with Levin criticizing a policy he doesn't agree with. But the constant screaming and wailing about Trump personally, calling him names, etc. was over the top.

He thinks Trump and his campaign listen to his program and he thinks he is "talking" to them through his program.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 11:57 AM (JbgDR)

438 >>His nickname was "no tippin' Pippen".


You just know Jordan Over-Tipped when he was with Scottie.

Because. Jordan.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:57 AM (/hxGw)

439 Has Trump twittered about Brazil detaining our citizens because Obama is yuuuuuge pansy yet?

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:58 AM (1H9ox)

440 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at August 18, 2016 11:58 AM (uPt3V)

441 Is AoSHQ now officially Curious (Yellow)?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 18, 2016 11:58 AM (97XyN)

442 434 I am tempted to think they got rolled by a couple of whores and are embarrassed about it.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (lc2RB)

I saw someone make a comment like that on the story. Seemed plausible.

But...good Lord! You're Olympic athletes, won a gold medal...you really need to go find a hooker in Brazil?!
Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (Enq6K)

Yup. They could pick up all kinds of free tail at nightclubs, or just head back to the Olympic Village. All the young athletes are fucking each other like a bunch of rabbits on Ecstacy as it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 11:58 AM (0mRoj)

443 I don't believe the Brazilians for half a second.

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 11:58 AM (eSQgj)

444 CharlieBrown'sDildo re my dropping ear bud in coffee: Dip it in that for a few minutes. It will pull the water out and clean it a bit.

Thanks. Should have thought of that myself.

* continues stirring coffee with ear bud *

o_O

Y'know, this thread is really zipping along. I turn away to do a couple things, dozens of comments posted.

Cat woke me up in the early early morn wanting out. Almost logged in but went back to bed instead. Checking later, I see Vic and creeper were the only ones around at that time. I shoulda popped in just to say hi.

Posted by: mindful webworker - almost caught up.. no, wait... almost... no... at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (dkrmM)

445 Nearly 1,800 signatures were collected for a petition against the building of a mosque next to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Daily Mail reported on Thursday. Magdi Allam, the journalist and politician who initiated the petition, called the support an 'Italian revolution.'

I am not sure where "next to" the Tower would actually be. Not really a space to build anything, and the Italians won't let you build ANYTHING there anyway.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (tewYv)

446 I am tempted to think they got rolled by a couple of whores and are embarrassed about it.


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 11:54 AM (lc2RB)

But apparently nothing they reported stolen was stolen. Very weird stuff.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (7HtZB)

447 "I am tempted to think they got rolled by a couple of whores and are embarrassed about it."

Tranny hookers are strong.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (noWW6)

448 I see that Slow Joe is making so many friends as he travels overseas.

While in Serbia, calls Serbia Croatia.

Says that the US wrote Japan's constitution.

What's next? I am sure that he has much groping to do. Ass.

Posted by: Cheri at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (oiNtH)

449 That's surprising. Usually guys who frost their hair are class acts.
/s
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (7HtZB)

I thought they were usually guidos, homos, or both.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 12:00 PM (0mRoj)

450
You just know Jordan Over-Tipped when he was with Scottie.

Because. Jordan.
Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 11:57 AM (/hxGw)

That King Hussein was a hell of a tipper.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 12:00 PM (7HtZB)

451 I don't know anything about Lochte as a person, but didn't other swimmers also formally say they were robbed and report it?

The whole video of them "with their stuff" could be anything, couldn't that have been from a different night?

I just know Brazil is incredibly corrupt, just by the way they are handling is. I also don't see why several olympic athletes would formally lie about being robbed.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:01 PM (qX02u)

452 He doesn't have people call him "Mr. Benny" by chance?
Posted by: Brother Cavil
---------

That is racist.

Posted by: Rochester at August 18, 2016 12:01 PM (9mTYi)

453 As for the swimmer's and what did or didn't happen...so some guys got drunk or whatever after a 4 year training regimen that would kill most people outright? No big deal. The day being a tourist who is drunk, horny, and acting dumb in Rio is anything other than a normal thing, then I will be impressed.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 12:01 PM (kXoT0)

454 445
Nearly 1,800 signatures were collected for a petition against the
building of a mosque next to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Daily
Mail reported on Thursday. Magdi Allam, the journalist and politician
who initiated the petition, called the support an 'Italian revolution.'



I am not sure where "next to" the Tower would actually be. Not
really a space to build anything, and the Italians won't let you build
ANYTHING there anyway.

Posted by: blaster at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (tewYv)
----------------------------------

Last time we were in Pisa (several years ago), there was Arab graffiti all over the place, including churches. And you couldn't sit outside a cafe and enjoy a light meal and a glass of wine without some slime trying to sell you a fake Rolex.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:01 PM (1ZOkK)

455 The logic of an economic dunce.

From the brilliant mind of Toure


Private prisons tend to have contracts w a state that gets them paid whether or not a bed is filled. Which is motivation to fill the beds.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:02 PM (/CXhS)

456 Brazil is one giant cartel, there is really no justice system.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2016 12:02 PM (c6/9Q)

457 Well I am back from running around. Chavez, great to hear all you had was a bladder infection and HBP. That is certainly better than some of the alternatives. You should get a BP cuff and follow that daily anyway if you are not already doing it.


My running around was due to getting in my "Bob-o-Matic" patented watch back removal tools kit so I could change the battery in a Timex Expedition watch I had. BION this has been the most accurate watch I ever had. We this "tool kit" came with not instructions and it had tools in it like I have never seen before.


I scoped it out and figured I had it down. But could not make it work. I finally used my good old pocket knife to pop the back off. Of course when I popped the back off the battery hopped out of the watch and I didn't get to see how it was mounted with respect to polarity. The only thing in the kit that was useful was the watch holder clamp. When I got the battery out I went down to Wallyworld to get a new one. Of course they didn't have one so I will have to order it. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 12:02 PM (mpXpK)

458 >>I thought they were usually guidos, homos, or both.


IROC drivers.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 12:02 PM (/hxGw)

459 I shoulda popped in just to say hi.
Posted by: mindful webworker - almost caught up.. no, wait... almost... no... at August 18, 2016 11:59 AM (dkrmM)

Hi, mindful.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 12:02 PM (kXoT0)

460 >>Government decides that self-driving cars are the ultimate safety
feature, orders all car markers to have a full fleet of them, phases out
the old kind over some ridiculous period (10 years or something), gets
to control all vehicular traffic and tax you at the same time. For your
own good, of course.


Oh, I think that is a possibility.

The way I see it, the only way to ensure driverless cars are safe is to go 100% driverless - then, and only then, can they be programmed to deal with a finite set of predictable behaviors. Humans are too unpredictable - when driving you're taking into account all sorts of things, not just traffic signs/signals, but noticing that they guy in front of you is texting, or that the lady in the other lane is kinda swervey, or that certain intersections always have people who run the lights, etc. Can't imagine Uber, Google, Ford want to be liable for a driverless car crash because of it not being able to handle erratic, unpredictable human divers.

They will insist we do this to ensure that we are safe - just like they insisted we all get Obamacare to ensure our good health.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 12:03 PM (NOIQH)

461 I just know Brazil is incredibly corrupt, just by the way they are handling is. I also don't see why several olympic athletes would formally lie about being robbed.
Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:01 PM (qX02u)

There have been so many conflicting stories. Earlier today, the cab driver hauling them around said Lochte got nasty with the gas station attendent, why were they in a gas station if they were in a cab? Lochte story changed to that the gas station attendent pulled a gun on him, instead of some robber. Then he said that he, Lochte, was so drunk that he really doesn't remember stuff accurately.

Yeah.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 12:03 PM (JbgDR)

462 Lochte's gold medal was in a team event, so, in order to strip him of it and promote the second-place team, you'd have to strip a gold from Michael Phelps (assembled multitude sings out: "Mi-chael Phelps!")

That is not going to happen, because, (1) Phelps. Also, Phelps was not there. Phelps does not have to go to the party. Where Phelps is? That's the party.

Leaves the IOC in a sticky situation. Good. Hope it's also green and foul-smelling.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 12:03 PM (tIja6)

463
"i guess Hill has stopped or cut back advertising..... She's too busy measuring the drapes at the WH...."

Have the room dimensions changed since she lived there before?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 12:04 PM (IqV8l)

464 "The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison. Yikes."

Police take a bribe to not arrest. Pissed off athletes report crooks dressed as police robbed them. Police go after athletes by using legal system.

Ask Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby how that works with the FBI. Similar MO, different payoff.

Posted by: cynic at August 18, 2016 12:04 PM (K8FS4)

465 Mark Levin really went to far this year with the Trump bashing. He's boxed himself into a corner now, and if Trump wins, is he going to continue to attack him using Democrat talking points?
Posted by: Peter Clemenza


I think most of the NeverTrumpers are still playing this note because they are trying to save face.

They publicly made all of these promises about not supporting him and now they trapped themselves.

I just know Trump has continued to campaign as a conservative well after the primary.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:04 PM (qX02u)

466 An infection can raise BP dramatically.

Posted by: dagny at August 18, 2016 12:04 PM (eSQgj)

467 Ford says it will have a self-driving car with no pedals out by 2021. My deeply strange, pointlessly paranoid conspiracy theory: Government decides that self-driving cars are the ultimate safety feature, orders all car markers to have a full fleet of them, phases out the old kind over some ridiculous period (10 years or something), gets to control all vehicular traffic and tax you at the same time. For your own good, of course.

[Dons tin foil hat.] I can make that theory weirder if you want
Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at August 18, 2016 11:57 AM


The cars will be so small, you can't fit a longbow inside. Instant longbow control, with the benefit of forcing all of the unenlightened over to the crossbow side.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 18, 2016 12:04 PM (Bllk5)

468 "Private prisons tend to have contracts w a state that gets them paid whether or not a bed is filled. Which is motivation to fill the beds."

Well, motivation for the state to fill them.

Which is why it forces young black men to commit all those violent felonies.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at August 18, 2016 12:05 PM (MqB5V)

469 463


"i guess Hill has stopped or cut back advertising..... She's too busy measuring the drapes at the WH...."



She can always raid Mooch's closet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:05 PM (1ZOkK)

470 "Last time we were in Pisa (several years ago), there was Arab graffiti all over the place, including churches."

There's a poignant video on the internet of a Japanese woman who finally achieved her goal of traveling to Paris, the City of Light, and who then found herself wandering the streets saying, "Where is Paris?" While finding only burquas and signage in Arabic.

It's turned into a northern suburb of the Maghreb.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 12:05 PM (noWW6)

471 464 "The penalty in Brazil for filing a false police report is three years in prison. Yikes."

Police take a bribe to not arrest. Pissed off athletes report crooks dressed as police robbed them. Police go after athletes by using legal system.

Ask Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby how that works with the FBI. Similar MO, different payoff.
Posted by: cynic at August 18, 2016 12:04 PM (K8FS4)

Cops in Brazil are corrupt as fuck, like Mexico.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 12:06 PM (0mRoj)

472 Memo to US Olympic Athletes:

I will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do.

This used to be a common oath at our universities. Seems to apply here. If you haven't violated that oath, hold your head up and stand your ground.

If you have, then just go away.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 18, 2016 12:07 PM (LtG+N)

473 But...good Lord! You're Olympic athletes, won a gold medal...you really need to go find a hooker in Brazil?!

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 11:56 AM (Enq6K)


A few years ago, I read an article in the Guardian about how the Olympic village where most of the athletes are housed is pretty much a 24/7 orgy.

Guy who wrote the article said "Look, I was a backbencher on the table tennis team, and I got laid twice."

Someone with the status of Lochte could select his pick of beautiful female athletes.

But. Some people just like the down-low.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 12:07 PM (lc2RB)

474 I would imagine that bumping uglies with Mrs. Obama would not be dissimilar to sticking your hogleg into the exhaust of an all wheel drive Astrovan.
Just a guess though.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 12:07 PM (1H9ox)

475 468 "Private prisons tend to have contracts w a state that gets them paid whether or not a bed is filled. Which is motivation to fill the beds."

Well, motivation for the state to fill them.

Which is why it forces young black men to commit all those violent felonies.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at August 18, 2016 12:05 PM (MqB5V)

Ahhh. I was looking at it from the prison point of view.

*I can't even blame lack of coffee

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:07 PM (/CXhS)

476 How many millions did Barry gift Brazil for off-shore drilling during our BP disaster?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:07 PM (1ZOkK)

477 Lochte's gold medal was in a team event, so, in order to strip him of it and promote the second-place team, you'd have to strip a gold from Michael Phelps (assembled multitude sings out: "Mi-chael Phelps!")

That is not going to happen, because, (1) Phelps. Also, Phelps was not there. Phelps does not have to go to the party. Where Phelps is? That's the party.

Leaves the IOC in a sticky situation. Good. Hope it's also green and foul-smelling.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 12:03 PM (tIja6)

Nothng is going to happen to Lochte from an Olympic team perspective.
Good heavens, Hope Solo was arrested for assault, when she was so intoxicated she assaulted her sister, her nephew, then threatened the arresting officers with harm if they "took the cuffs off her" and got to spend a couple of days in jail.
All was forgiven and she was placed on the USA soccer team, where she trolled Brazil on Facebook then after losing a game, made a total ass of herself by calling the winning teams, "cowards" in the media.

No consequences for that behavior either so far.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 12:08 PM (JbgDR)

478 Private prisons has to be about the dumbest thing ever for liberals to get so worked up over.

I really don't care much either way because its such a small issue, but the idea that they have the power to say get more people put in prison is truly stupid.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:08 PM (qX02u)

479 Hi, back, Sherry.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just another day at August 18, 2016 12:08 PM (dkrmM)

480 If Lochte turns out to be lying and he was my kid and told me this 'robbery' story... he'd wish he was in a Brazilian prison.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:09 PM (Enq6K)

481 Good heavens, Hope Solo was arrested for assault, when she was so intoxicated she assaulted her sister, her nephew, then threatened the arresting officers with harm if they "took the cuffs off her" and got to spend a couple of days in jail.
....
Yeah, she was a real butthole.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 12:09 PM (1H9ox)

482 480
If Lochte turns out to be lying and he was my kid and told me this 'robbery' story... he'd wish he was in a Brazilian prison.


Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:09 PM (Enq6K)


Lol. Same here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:10 PM (1ZOkK)

483 Private prisons has to be about the dumbest thing ever for liberals to get so worked up over.

Posted by: Maritime


We like government run prison much better, too.

Posted by: Black Guerrilla Family at August 18, 2016 12:10 PM (LtG+N)

484 >>Private prisons has to be about the dumbest thing ever for liberals to get so worked up over.


Anything done for Profit is an Evil to them.

Besides, in their opinion, the All Benevolent Government can do it better.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 12:11 PM (/hxGw)

485 back from the doctor. bladder infection.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
---------------

Dammit, stop drinking ditch water!

But seriously, very relieved to hear that it's not something chronic, if that's the word.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:11 PM (9mTYi)

486 478 Private prisons has to be about the dumbest thing ever for liberals to get so worked up over.

I really don't care much either way because its such a small issue, but the idea that they have the power to say get more people put in prison is truly stupid.
Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:08 PM (qX02u)

They can pay bribes/kickbacks to get people in their prisons, though. See the "kids for cash" scandal in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 12:12 PM (0mRoj)

487 How about this, Locthe and company trash the gas
station, the "guy with a badge" extorts all their cash in return for not
calling the cops/arresting them, Lochte stupidly runs his mouth to his
mother with some almost but not quite true version of events (I believe
Mom was staying in a nearby hotel with Lochte's girlfriend) for some
unknown reason, and she gets all upset and starts telling all and sundry
that her son was robbed. Lochte now has to stick to the story or look
like even more of a liar/ fool. Posted by: Lincolntf at August 18, 2016 11:55 AM (2cS/G)
=====

My own impression is that whatever 'tolls' they had to pay to whomever was sporting a badge (and maybe a gun) was classified as 'highway robbery' by US idiots. Brazilian idiots didn't clean up their system of petty tolls either. Tolls, 'paperwork fees' or backsheesh in one form or another is worldwide.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2016 12:13 PM (MIKMs)

488 Now, I'm not lousy tipper. 15-20% always. On pretax total. But what I like to do is fan the money out, then fold it over, then tuck under placement. So, at first glance, six $5.00 bills. But there's only three. So a $15.00 tip looks like $30.00

It's an internal struggle. I want to leave $30.00 but I don't want to. So I compromise.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:13 PM (ZnIt3)

489 >>There's a poignant video on the internet of a Japanese woman who finally
achieved her goal of traveling to Paris, the City of Light, and who
then found herself wandering the streets saying, "Where is Paris?"


Same with London apparently.
Over 40% residents not born in UK, all locals have moved out.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 12:14 PM (NOIQH)

490 Brazil can't even keep the Olympic diving pool clean of feces, but their justice system is to be trusted

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2016 12:14 PM (c6/9Q)

491 TFG has arrived at Farm Neck Golf Club for 9th round of vacation golf. 5th time at Farm Neck.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:14 PM (/CXhS)

492 488 Now, I'm not lousy tipper. 15-20% always. On pretax total. But what I like to do is fan the money out, then fold it over, then tuck under placement. So, at first glance, six $5.00 bills. But there's only three. So a $15.00 tip looks like $30.00

It's an internal struggle. I want to leave $30.00 but I don't want to. So I compromise.
Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:13 PM (ZnIt3)

That's still a dick move to make the server think they're getting a bigger tip than they actually are.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 12:15 PM (0mRoj)

493 They can pay bribes/kickbacks to get people in their prisons, though. See the "kids for cash" scandal in Pennsylvania.
Posted by: Insomniac


And public officials never bribe people?

I'm sure all sorts of vendors for prisons also dump campaign cash to get these contracts.

Just seems a silly thing to be so paranoid over.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:15 PM (qX02u)

494 "Tolls, 'paperwork fees' or backsheesh in one form or another is worldwide."

And as the USA becomes more "diverse", the rest of the world are exporting those practices to us. Here in Scum Scamfrisco, one ethnic group have quietly captured the planning and building departments.

If you want to remodel your house and not be tied down for years in costly official objections, you need to spend a few thousand bucks to hire an outside "expediter" of the same ethnicity who knows people on the inside at the city agencies.

Expect more and more of this as the USA turns into the Third World.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 12:17 PM (noWW6)

495 Found this on FR. A clip from Married with Children more than 20 years ago in which people think Marcy, the Bundy's annoying next-door neighbor is Bruce Jenner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nOUQuo3kcI&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: Independent George (or the commenter formally known as Serenity Now!) at August 18, 2016 12:17 PM (BDZWU)

496 It's an internal struggle. I want to leave $30.00 but I don't want to. So I compromise.
Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative
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I wish I could, but I don't want to.

Posted by: Phoebe Buffay at August 18, 2016 12:17 PM (9mTYi)

497 The only thing that really bothers me about this whole Lochte thing is if it's true that the Brazilians have grabbed the Americans' passports. I have heard that a number of times, but I don't know if it's true or not.

If it is, that needs to be dealt with. The Brazilians are couching it in terms of "we asked them to stay to help with the investigation." Yeah, right.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 12:18 PM (805dc)

498 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:10 PM (1ZOkK)

Vic suggested I ask you. Might be relocating to coastal -- either very south of south carolina or very north Georgia.

What are taxes on boats like in Georgia? SC beats on them every year with personal property taxes. About six percent - every damn year.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:19 PM (ZnIt3)

499 Any Brazilian account, any witnesses they bring forth cannot be trusted. They can pay off or intimidate an army of "witnesses" to make false statements. That is how they operate.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2016 12:19 PM (c6/9Q)

500 491
TFG has arrived at Farm Neck Golf Club for 9th round of vacation golf. 5th time at Farm Neck.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:14 PM (/CXhS)


I was reminded at Drudge this morning that the JEF roundly criticized Boosh for his flyover of LA after Katrina.

Yet....Moar Golf!

Oh, and Fox reporting another American has been imprisoned in Iran.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:20 PM (1ZOkK)

501 Rats! Trying to produce music video. Audio quality is okay on the editor, but on the final production the sound comes out flat, tinny, distorted. Wish I knew what I was doing.

Probably shoulda gone the Jobs path instead of the Gates fork, back in '78.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not as thunk as I smart I am at August 18, 2016 12:20 PM (dkrmM)

502 The only thing that really bothers me about this whole Lochte thing is if it's true that the Brazilians have grabbed the Americans' passports. I have heard that a number of times, but I don't know if it's true or not.

If it is, that needs to be dealt with. The Brazilians are couching it in terms of "we asked them to stay to help with the investigation." Yeah, right.

Posted by: bluebell



It truly is disturbing, I don;t think they understand that even if they "expose" this robbery was exagerrated or even made up, the idea of trapping people in the country and grabbing passports will make people never want to go near the place.

It would be better for Brazil to have let Lochte have his robbery "lie" than go about proving him wrong this way

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:20 PM (qX02u)

503
Vic suggested I ask you. Might be relocating to coastal -- either very south of south carolina or very north Georgia.



What are taxes on boats like in Georgia? SC beats on them every year
with personal property taxes. About six percent - every damn year.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:19 PM (ZnIt3)


Let call my husband. I have no clue. BRB.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:21 PM (1ZOkK)

504 Whatever the story actually is about the swimmers in Brazil, all this shows is the total ignorance of people going overseas, getting fucked up on booze or drugs and expecting no consequences for bad behavior.

They don't realize that the world is out to get the U.S. And it's citizens. Fredo has absolutely ruined all good will towards Americans.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 12:22 PM (Fmupd)

505 Glad to hear back from you, Chavez the Hugo.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 12:23 PM (7lVbc)

506
Oh, and Fox reporting another American has been imprisoned in Iran.

Need a pallet full of Francs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 12:23 PM (IqV8l)

507 439 Has Trump twittered about Brazil detaining our citizens because Obama is yuuuuuge pansy yet?
Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 11:58 AM (1H9ox)

Would Brazil would pull this "confiscate the passports" thing on Russian athletes?

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 12:24 PM (7lVbc)

508 What are taxes on boats like in Georgia? SC beats on them every year with personal property taxes. About six percent - every damn year.
Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:19 PM (ZnIt3)

*****

I registered a Sundancer 290 for $65 for two years in Georgia. Sales tax once at time of purchase only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 18, 2016 12:24 PM (Drgf/)

509 Headline:

Louisiana pastor, who believes natural disasters are God's way of punishing gays, sees own home flooded

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:24 PM (ZnIt3)

510 Whatever the story actually is about the swimmers in Brazil, all this shows is the total ignorance of people going overseas, getting fucked up on booze or drugs and expecting no consequences for bad behavior.
-------------

Jocks, at this level, consider themselves (and are treated like) celebrities. That we expend any time whatsoever on them is a reflection on society.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:24 PM (9mTYi)

511 Probably shoulda gone the Jobs path instead of the Gates fork, back in '78.
---

Lots of creative people are on the MAC platform.

However, ALL corporate people are on Windows.

/there's big $$$ in corporate gigs. Just saying...

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 18, 2016 12:24 PM (tvyXw)

512 Further, Federal agencies may not restrict only
transgender individuals to only use single-occupancy restrooms, such as
family or accessible facilities open to all genders.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 10:33 AM (/CXhS)

It's almost like they WANT the deviants (technical term - they deviate from the norm) to be in the company of others while they poop and pee...

Posted by: Ian R. R. Galt at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (8iiMU)

513 If the video exists, I expect Brazil will make it public sooner rather than later. If they don't make it public, I call bullshit on the whole "trashed the gas station bathroom" scenario. But, if the video does show the swimmers committing crimes (vandalism, I guess), then Lochte goes down as one of the dumbest shitheels in all of sports. And if the video is real I wouldn't be surprised if the 2 or 3 swimmers remaining in Brazil are charged with everything under the sun and actually end up doing time in a Brazilian jail while Lochte is chilling out in NC drinking beer and eating BBQ.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (2cS/G)

514 Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:19 PM (ZnIt3)


Husband is at lunch with a buddy who snarked, "Depends on whether Hillary or Trump is president," re taxes on a boat.


Husband says we pay $104/yr. in taxes on our boat, a 21' bow-rider.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (1ZOkK)

515 Would Brazil would pull this "confiscate the passports" thing on Russian athletes?
....
In Russia, athlete confiscate YOU!!!

Posted by: Grandma Babushka at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (1H9ox)

516 Tip everyone.

Do it often and well and you'll feel better, get better service and live a better life.

Posted by: jwest at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

517 Whatever the story actually is about the swimmers in Brazil, all this shows is the total ignorance of people going overseas, getting fucked up on booze or drugs and expecting no consequences for bad behavior.

They don't realize that the world is out to get the U.S. And it's citizens. Fredo has absolutely ruined all good will towards Americans.
Posted by: Soona



I really can't understand the stupidity of being a high profile person and getting pissed drunk and/or high in a 3rd world hell hole that is known around the world for being one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:26 PM (qX02u)

518 They don't realize that the world is out to get the U.S. And it's citizens. Fredo has absolutely ruined all good will towards Americans.

remember when BARRACK OBBAMMA was gonna repair our awful image from that dirty COWBOY BUSH?

ha ha good times

Posted by: lancewing plover at August 18, 2016 12:26 PM (q3SBA)

519 British Olympian robbed at gunpoint the other night.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2016 12:26 PM (c6/9Q)

520 Ok...need a little help here.

15.5 HP B&S engine, 28n707-0117-02.

I keep getting gas seeping through the carb, and into the crankcase via the rebreather tube.

I've dismantled the carb twice, checked the float, and needle valve for serviceability, and function. I've checked/cleaned all the pilots, even pulled the emulsifier tube, and checked it. Fuel cut off solenoid functions just fine, (and wouldn't be the problem anyway).

I pulled the plug, (again), drained the crankcase, (again), spun the engine dry, and I'm ready to fill it with oil, and reassemble everything. But what the heck am I missing?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 18, 2016 12:26 PM (C7Ccr)

521 516
Tip everyone.



Do it often and well and you'll feel better, get better service and live a better life.

Posted by: jwest at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)


Hey, you're due for your prostate exam in 20 minutes!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (1ZOkK)

522 free range 'sorta' conservative #500: ...Louisiana pastor, who believes natural disasters are God's way of punishing gays, sees own home flooded...

Must've overlooked that passage about the Lord makes the floodwaters to inundate the righteous and the unrighteous alike... something like that.

Posted by: mindful webworker - when the raaaain comes, they run and hide their heads at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (dkrmM)

523 >>Oh, and Fox reporting another American has been imprisoned in Iran.


Will they take a check this time?

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (/hxGw)

524 >>If it is, that needs to be dealt with. The Brazilians are couching it
in terms of "we asked them to stay to help with the investigation."
Yeah, right.



Yep, dragged off the airplane as they were trying to leave the country.

They really want to make sure that this thing gets more coverage that all of the Rio Olympics' bad news - green pools, volunteer system falling apart, long lines to get into half-empty venues, other athletes being robbed and beaten, etc.

IIRC, about 2 weeks before Olympics started they fired their security team and replaced it with local police and firefighters - who hadn't been paid in months. Sounded like a recipe for disaster...

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (NOIQH)

525 I was reminded at Drudge this morning that the JEF roundly criticized Boosh for his flyover of LA after Katrina.

Yet....Moar Golf!

Oh, and Fox reporting another American has been imprisoned in Iran.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:20 PM (1ZOkK)

http://tinyurl.com/h9j7xmy

But what must be said is that whoever was in charge of planning and preparing for the worst case scenario appeared to assume that every American has the capacity to load up their family in an SUV, fill it up with $100 worth of gasoline, stick some bottled water in the trunk, and use a credit card to check in to a hotel on safe ground. I see no evidence of active malice, but I see a continuation of passive indifference on the part of our government towards the least of these.



FORE!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (/CXhS)

526 I registered a Sundancer 290 for $65 for two years in Georgia. Sales tax once at time of purchase only.Posted by: ManWithNoParty


Thanks. That's what I used to paying in NJ and PA. One time sales tax. Never heard of this personal property tax on a boat, year after year.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (ZnIt3)

527 Would Brazil would pull this "confiscate the passports" thing on Russian athletes?
Posted by: @votermom


It's a good point.

They also wouldn't have pulled it on the US a few decades ago.

But when the US President just airlifted money for hostages in the dead of night, expect to be pushed around more.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (qX02u)

528 Here in Scum Scamfrisco, one ethnic group have quietly captured the planning and building departments.

If you want to remodel your house and not be tied down for years in costly official objections, you need to spend a few thousand bucks to hire an outside "expediter" of the same ethnicity who knows people on the inside at the city agencies.

Expect more and more of this as the USA turns into the Third World.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 18, 2016 12:17 PM (noWW6)


Sounds to me that there is a Pulitzer to be had for the journalist willing to rake some muck here.

Any takers? Bueller?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (lc2RB)

529 Do it often and well and you'll feel better, get better service and live a better life.
Posted by: jwest
---------------

You DO remember that you have a doctor's appointment today?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:28 PM (9mTYi)

530 I can't imagine anyone who has ever worked a job where tips were a factor not tipping 20% min.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 12:28 PM (/hxGw)

531 They don't realize that the world is out to get the U.S. And it's citizens. Fredo has absolutely ruined all good will towards Americans.
Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 12:22 PM (Fmupd)

Yes, I've noticed how the American teams keep getting booed, except for the celebrity level one's like Phelps .

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 12:28 PM (7lVbc)

532 Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:26 PM (qX02u)

Most of the athletes are young people who have been idolized and smothered (by years of training) and competition. They're breaking free and have the young person's view that they're immune from bad things happening to them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (6HqlZ)

533 They really want to make sure that this thing gets more coverage that all of the Rio Olympics' bad news - green pools, volunteer system falling apart, long lines to get into half-empty venues, other athletes being robbed and beaten, etc.

IIRC, about 2 weeks before Olympics started they fired their security team and replaced it with local police and firefighters - who hadn't been paid in months. Sounded like a recipe for disaster...

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (NOIQH)


You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

That was covered here, right?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (/CXhS)

534 Expect more and more of this as the USA turns into the Third World.


Posted by: torquewrench

My former company used to deal with New York City regarding some problems with their wastewater treatment plants. So several times I traveled up to NYC to go to their Department of Environmental Protection.

The whole department was staffed with Third - World guys. This is NYC, with Third worlders and Russians everywhere. The apartment building across the street from the NYC DEP was all Korean. They were all out on their balconies cleaning and doing stuff. It was really.....weird.

So all these NYC DEP guys? Yeah, I think a lot of bribery is going on, but then again, it's NYC and it was probably going on for 50 years before, too.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (RFeQD)

535 Hey, you're due for your prostate exam in 20 minutes!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (1ZOkK)


Actually, I've got to go in and pick up my new "in the ear" hearing aids. Then off to the bank, stop by the dry cleaners then the haircut that was originally scheduled.

Still waiting for that sammich...

Posted by: jwest at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (Zs4uk)

536 You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

That was covered here, right?




Go on .......

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 12:30 PM (AmeQT)

537 You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

That was covered here, right?
...
Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 12:30 PM (1H9ox)

538 Thanks. That's what I used to paying in NJ and PA. One time sales tax. Never heard of this personal property tax on a boat, year after year.
Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative
-----------
*?*

Really? Theoretically, all personal property is subject to property tax. There are exemptions, of course. But I'm betting that you pay property tax on your automobile(s).

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:30 PM (9mTYi)

539 Who brings a hot girlfriend to Brazil and then goes out with their buddies?

What a homo.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 12:30 PM (/hxGw)

540 shibumi: Lots of creative people are on the MAC platform.

However, ALL corporate people are on Windows.

/there's big $$$ in corporate gigs. Just saying...


I chose a Radio Shack Model I (with TRS-DOS, an early pre-MS-DOS Gates work IIRC) over some wacky little model named after a fruit, thinking Shack would be around long after the fruit company rotted. The road not taken...

I've never regretted my choice, all the hassles with Gatesware notwithstanding.

Posted by: mindful webworker - when the raaaain comes, they run and hide their heads at August 18, 2016 12:31 PM (dkrmM)

541 WTF? Tipping on pre-tax tab?

People, please don't be douchenozzles. You just look at the number, double it, then move over a couple of decimal points.

20% is the minimum on the gross and no you don't get to leave out taxes or beverages.

Don't go out to dinner if you can't afford it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:31 PM (mgbwf)

542 Husband is at lunch with a buddy who snarked, "Depends on whether Hillary or Trump is president," re taxes on a boat.Husband says we pay $104/yr. in taxes on our boat, a 21' bow-rider.Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:25 PM (1ZOkK)

Thanks. That gives me a clear picture. I want something a tad smaller, still trailerable, like 18 or 19 foot boston whaler.
Puts Georgia back on 'maybe' list.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:31 PM (ZnIt3)

543 Really? Theoretically, all personal property is
subject to property tax. There are exemptions, of course. But I'm
betting that you pay property tax on your automobile(s).

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:30 PM (9mTYi)


Yeah. We pay yearly "property tax" on the boat.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:31 PM (1ZOkK)

544 You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who
kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex
session with another athlete.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (/CXhS)

What?
It was at the Olympics. It was required to be a marathon session.

Posted by: Ian R. R. Galt at August 18, 2016 12:32 PM (8iiMU)

545 >>You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.


Since when is a Canoe-ist an athlete?

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 12:32 PM (/hxGw)

546 Thanks. That's what I used to paying in NJ and PA. One time sales tax. Never heard of this personal property tax on a boat, year after year.
Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (ZnIt3)

*****

I should mention that Counties in GA do things differently from each other. My county (Cobb) had an annual ad volorem tax on cars and boats until about 3 years ago.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 18, 2016 12:32 PM (Drgf/)

547 Did the Brazilian judge decide whether there was too much stubble, or nice and smooth?

Posted by: wth at August 18, 2016 12:32 PM (HgMAr)

548 If it is, that needs to be dealt with. The Brazilians are couching it in terms of "we asked them to stay to help with the investigation." Yeah, right.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 12:18 PM (805dc)


Ha! As the British like to say "So-and-so is assisting the police with their inquiries", which means "so-and-so" is the police's prime suspect, and they're grilling his ass off under harsh lighting in a back room somewhere.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 12:32 PM (lc2RB)

549 Virginia is a great fan of the personal property tax. Here it is assessed by the counties and cities.

cars, trucks, aircraft, boats, mobile homes and farm equipment.

rates vary by county.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 18, 2016 12:33 PM (LtG+N)

550 You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

That was covered here, right?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (/CXhS)
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I don't know if it was covered here at the HQ (although I can't imagine it wasn't) but I did read a story on it somewhere.

Maybe the Daily Mail. All the news America finds unfit to print.

(They were US synchronized swimmers, I think.)

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2016 12:33 PM (805dc)

551 I registered a Sundancer 290 for $65 for two years in Georgia. Sales tax once at time of purchase only.Posted by: ManWithNoParty


Thanks. That's what I used to paying in NJ and PA. One time sales tax. Never heard of this personal property tax on a boat, year after year.




City of Dallas has it on personal cars. Every. F'n. Year.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 12:33 PM (AmeQT)

552 I really can't understand the stupidity of being a high profile person and getting pissed drunk and/or high in a 3rd world hell hole that is known around the world for being one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
---

You're assuming that said athletes have a freaking clue. They might be so wrapped up in their training bubble that they have no idea what goes on in the real world.

For all we know, the Olympic Committee has been telling the American athletes that Brazil is an amazing, safe place and they should not be concerned. The athletes might be under the impression that Rio is safer than Chicago. Or Cape Town. And think that they're above the law, because they're modern day Olympic gods.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 18, 2016 12:33 PM (tvyXw)

553 The athletes might be under the impression that Rio is safer than Chicago.
...
Fact.

Posted by: ajmojo at August 18, 2016 12:34 PM (1H9ox)

554 You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:29 PM (/CXhS)


Sounds like what goes on in a college dorm every term.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 18, 2016 12:34 PM (lc2RB)

555 How appropriate, that colour. With Theresa's billions I can afford solid gold statues of myself.

Thanks to all of you who put ketchup on your hot dogs!

Posted by: John Kerry at August 18, 2016 12:35 PM (v9gSJ)

556 That was covered here, right?




Go on .......

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 12:30 PM (AmeQT)


http://tinyurl.com/z27uet7


'She's more interested in her bottom than diving!' Swimmer who banished synchro partner for 'marathon of sex' with canoeist was in trouble BEFORE - after posting sexy bikini selfie


Ingrid Oliveira, 20, is claimed to have slept with compatriot Pedro Goncalves at her room in the Olympic Village the night before she was due to dive at the Games .

Their 'marathon night of sex', as it was called in South American media, allegedly left Oliveira's teammate Giovanna Pedroso, 17, furious - and they have now split.




Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:35 PM (/CXhS)

557 . But I'm betting that you pay property tax on your automobile(s).Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.

Not here in Pennsylvania. Neither cars or boats. You pay six percent sales tax on purchase and its over.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:35 PM (ZnIt3)

558 I've driven from NC to Florida/SC/Georgia a handful of times in the last year, stopping along the way each time. The spot that really got my attention in terms of where I'd like to someday move is the Savannah, GA area. Rivers, marshes, islands, beaches, nice enough city, good weather, food, people, etc.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 18, 2016 12:35 PM (2cS/G)

559 City of Dallas has it on personal cars. Every. F'n. Year.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 12:33 PM (AmeQT)

So does Virginia.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:36 PM (/CXhS)

560 541 WTF? Tipping on pre-tax tab?


A few weeks ago, I was with the wife at White House/Black Market while she shopped for clothes. The salesgirl was extra helpful and pleasant, so while she was bringing so things to the dressing room, I thanked her and gave her a $20 tip.

She was so happy that she found other items that were on third mark down and talked the wife into waiting on one jacket that was going on sale in a week.

Well worth the money and everyone was happy.

Posted by: jwest at August 18, 2016 12:36 PM (Zs4uk)

561
You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

You'd think a sychronized swimmer would let her roomate stay and you know,synchronize

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2016 12:36 PM (lKyWE)

562 I've never regretted my choice, all the hassles with Gatesware notwithstanding.
---

I was not an early computer user, but when it was time to go that way, was given the "businesses use Windows" talk and never looked back.

Yes, viruses and such are a hassle. However, I do know people who have had Apple products with problems that could never be fixed. But you never hear about that.


Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 18, 2016 12:36 PM (tvyXw)

563 Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan.

Couldn't happen to a bigger bunch of SJW assholes.

Feel the suck, Target.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

564
Not here in Pennsylvania. Neither cars or boats. You pay six percent sales tax on purchase and its over.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:35 PM (ZnIt3)

I hope no bureaucrat from PA is reading this.
I've lived in 3 states and have paid property tax on autos every year in every state.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:38 PM (Enq6K)

565 Ingrid Oliveira, 20, is claimed to have slept with compatriot Pedro Goncalves at her room in the Olympic Village the night before she was due to dive at the Games .

Their 'marathon night of sex', as it was called in South American media, allegedly left Oliveira's teammate Giovanna Pedroso, 17, furious - and they have now split.



Paolo can help Giovanna.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 12:38 PM (AmeQT)

566 I'm right here!!!

Posted by: Little man in the canoe at August 18, 2016 12:38 PM (1H9ox)

567 508
I registered a Sundancer 290 for $65 for two years in Georgia. Sales tax once at time of purchase only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 18, 2016 12:24 PM (Drgf/)

Does that include property tax on the boat, motor, and trailer?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 12:39 PM (mpXpK)

568 Re: the man seeking sex with a van.....was the van a CONSENTING van?

If so, who are we to judge?

Posted by: DJT dick-punched my baby at August 18, 2016 12:39 PM (AV4JD)

569 561
You forgot the womens synchronized swimmer who kicked her partner out of her room so she can have a marathon sex session with another athlete.

You'd think a sychronized swimmer would let her roomate stay and you know,synchronize

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2016 12:36 PM (lKyWE)

I was going to say that she is only 17.

Looks up Brazil's Age of Consent.

14.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:39 PM (/CXhS)

570 558
I've driven from NC to Florida/SC/Georgia a handful of times in the last
year, stopping along the way each time. The spot that really got my
attention in terms of where I'd like to someday move is the Savannah, GA
area. Rivers, marshes, islands, beaches, nice enough city, good
weather, food, people, etc.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 18, 2016 12:35 PM (2cS/G)


It is beautiful here. We live on an island 10 minutes south of the city.


Only downside: hurricane season.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 18, 2016 12:39 PM (1ZOkK)

571 Nood

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:40 PM (Enq6K)

572 I've lived in 3 states and have paid property tax on autos every year in every state.


In CT it's a town tax. The mil rates vary by town.

The state enforces it, though, by not letting you re-register the car if you haven't paid the town.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:40 PM (mgbwf)

573 563 Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan.

Expect More dick in the ladies' room.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 12:40 PM (0mRoj)

574 563 Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan.

Couldn't happen to a bigger bunch of SJW assholes.

Feel the suck, Target.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

Also shelling out 20 million for private bathrooms.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 12:40 PM (/CXhS)

575 In CT it's a town tax. The mil rates vary by town.



The state enforces it, though, by not letting you re-register the car if you haven't paid the town.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:40 PM (mgbwf)

Yep...and that's one of the states I've lived in.

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:41 PM (Enq6K)

576 I hope no bureaucrat from PA is reading this.
I've lived in 3 states and have paid property tax on autos every year in every state.



Define property tax.
Is that above and beyond the annual registration for license plates? Because Texas, as a state, DOESN'T have a property tax. Just the annual registration.

City of Dallas DOES have a property tax above and beyond.
One reason why I don't live in Dallas.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 12:41 PM (AmeQT)

577 Does that include property tax on the boat, motor, and trailer?
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 12:39 PM (mpXpK)

*****

No. Cobb County has moved from annual tax to one time sales tax at time of purchase.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 18, 2016 12:41 PM (Drgf/)

578 I hope no bureaucrat from PA is reading this.I've lived in 3 states and have paid property tax on autos every year in every state.Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:38 PM (Enq6K)


Oh, they get us good on property taxes instead. Ten grand a year. A house of similar value in SC would be about $2, 500.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:42 PM (ZnIt3)

579 No property tax on autos in PA

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2016 12:43 PM (YOd/B)

580 Can they really strip you of a medal for anything other than cheating?

Let's say I won a gold medal and said I support Trump, the second amendment, and that I think Caitlyn Jenner is a mentallydisturbed man, while wearing a CBF tee shirt. Could they really take away my medal?

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 18, 2016 12:43 PM (v9gSJ)

581 Tipping ... never waited tables in a restaurant that wasn't our own, and that only briefly, but Daughter has done a lot of waitressing. She's seen all the fat wallets, old people, and nominal Christians who tip low, don't tip at all, or leave some Christian tract with a nickel. I've never heard of the tract designed to look like a fiver - that's admitting to cheapness.

We used to dine out frequently, especially when we lived in Santa Fe and Chicago, and we moved to 20% when Dear Abby was still recommending 15.

Once dining out with a close relative in Santa Fe, we left the restaurant, then relative ducked back in to snatch half the tip I'd left. Relative was trust-fund wealthy, too. That was infuriating.

Aaaaannnnd... willowed. Ace is up.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Tipping... not a city in China at August 18, 2016 12:43 PM (dkrmM)

582 I'd like to someday move is the Savannah, GA area. Rivers, marshes, islands, beaches, nice enough city, good weather, food, people, etc.
Posted by: Lincolntf
------------------

Well, familiarity often breeds contempt.

I know that Jane lives down there, and I criticize no one for living in the area. It obviously has attracted a lot of people.

But, that is the reason I no longer live there, and why my sister and BIL have also departed. Thomas Wolfe wrote 'You Can't Go Home Again', and he was right. What I regarded as paradise has been thoroughly over-developed and invaded by hordes of people from 'other' places.

A drive down the coast leaves me sick to my stomach. But that's just me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2016 12:44 PM (9mTYi)

583 Oh, they get us good on property taxes instead. Ten grand a year. A house of similar value in SC would be about $2, 500.



Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:42 PM (ZnIt3)

When we moved from CT to MO, the property taxes on our house were 1/8 what they were in CT. Granted, smaller house but geez!

Posted by: Tami at August 18, 2016 12:44 PM (Enq6K)

584 Real estate taxes, not property taxes.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 12:44 PM (ZnIt3)

585 It's almost like they WANT the deviants (technical term - they deviate from the norm) to be in the company of others...

No shit, so to speak. Dirty Li'l Secret of the whole "access to facilities" scandal: it began in the 70's when every major state university campus had a designated restroom somewhere on the central quad that was the meet-and-greet hole. Only you had to know somebody to know which one it was, and that one, also so to speak, swung both ways. Only in a few prudish places did it become an issue, and that's where The Issue came from. Things we're not supposed to remember.

"Marathon sex session." At the Olympics. Good one.
They don't think they're "celebrities." They're told they're Olympians.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 18, 2016 12:44 PM (tIja6)

586 I've always tipped in cash, but I'm wondering if it would be better to include a small tip, say 5%, on the card and the remainder in cash.

Would that make it easier on the server to avoid declaring the cash tip?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 18, 2016 12:45 PM (97XyN)

587 Have family in eastern Pa. Outrageous property taxes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2016 12:45 PM (YOd/B)

588 Our "car property tax" is what we pay for the tags on the license plate, its a % of the value of the car.

It really discourages you to buy a newer car because it can add up. If you drive an older car, the tags are pretty reasonable.

It's actually quite high on expensive cars, and some "smarter" people will buy an exotic car and have like Montana license plates where its like $25 a year instead of paying thousands for a little sticker. Very hard to prove.

Posted by: Maritime at August 18, 2016 12:48 PM (qX02u)

589 SJWs are whining about the impending release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided next week. Apparently the fact that players are confronted with moral choices, and can pick "immoral" ones, is causing SJWs to get the vapors.

Of course, this is after earlier complaints about ads for the game that co-opted Black Lives Matter.

In any event, since the game releases next week, it's too late to do anything about the complaints. And that assumes that Square- Enix is even inclined to do so. It's a Japanese company, and the Japanese tend to be inclined to ignore SJW whining.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2016 12:49 PM (mUM5y)

590 Would that make it easier on the server to avoid declaring the cash tip?


It doesn't matter. Waiters get withheld at 8% of sales no matter what.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 12:51 PM (mgbwf)

591 IIRC, about 2 weeks before Olympics started they fired their security team and replaced it with local police and firefighters - who hadn't been paid in months. Sounded like a recipe for disaster...

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 12:27 PM (NOIQH)

Lochte aside, the majority of athletes are late teenager, early adult age. In other words, stupid. They have been prohibited for months, possibly years, from imbibing in any substance forbidden by their sports rules, and now that their event is over, they are going to parrrteee.
Lochte mom and his girlfriend are there, staying in a hotel. Lochte, instead of spending time with girlfriend , goes out with three other guys all night in Rio.....apparently mom and girlfriend aren't too swift either.

And yes, Americans can be real idiots about the risks they take oversees.

Besides the people imprisoned in places like Iran and N.Korea, where I can't imagine any American would want to visit, there have been episodes like the teenage kid in Indonesia who received a caning for possessing a girlie magazine.

When you are visiting a foreign country, you are NOT an ambassador, free to do and say what you like. You live under their rules, not yours.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 01:04 PM (JbgDR)

592 Can they really strip you of a medal for anything other than cheating?

Let's say I won a gold medal and said I support Trump, the second amendment, and that I think Caitlyn Jenner is a mentallydisturbed man, while wearing a CBF tee shirt. Could they really take away my medal?
Posted by: Yuimetal at August 18, 2016 12:43 PM (v9gSJ)

No.

You have to be proven, through a lengthy arbitration for sport procedure from both your home country and the IOC, that you cheated in your sport to win a medal.

The Olympic athlete used to be looked upon as a wonderful individual, ethically and morally righteous and conducting themselves in a sportsmanlike manner.
Then the IOC decided that professional athletes could compete in what used to be an amateur competition, and allowed all athletes to have been paid, receive endorsement offers, etc prior to competition. And now it is simply a badly run, corrupt, corporate enterprise that lucks out once in a while with athletes such a Briles, or the 41 year old female gymnast who won't quit.

Even Briles has commercials out during her competition of her enjoying a Hershey bar, and I think she has a cereal commercial.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 18, 2016 01:09 PM (JbgDR)

593 If anyone is still looking at this thread I just checked my last year's taxes. The property tax on my 1996 F-150 was $85. The tax on my 2001 Crown Vic was $98. The property tax on my wife's 2014 Toyota Venza was $364. And they supposedly reduced car property taxes after jacking up the sales tax another 2 cents on the dollar. They did not decrease the boat tax, and they tax the boat, the engine, and the trailer all separately.


In Laurens County, GA where I grew up the truck would be too cheap to tax. The other cars would be likewise a LOT lower. Would still have the annual registration fee of around $25 each.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 01:14 PM (mpXpK)

594 Kerry family reunion!! Ha ha ha ha

On a side note, the artist is my son's favorite and he has a copy of another "horse" drawing in his office...more oranges and browns.

The artist died in WWI, I believe, tragically young.

Posted by: Trump's Stubby Fingers at August 18, 2016 03:46 PM (SJ184)

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