Saturday Morning Open Thread

It's still morning, right?

Posted by: Andy at 08:50 AM




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1 Morning Andy I just posted the last entry over on the ONT. They begin around 830

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:52 AM (T2V/1)

2 so far as I know.

I'm going back to bed

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 19, 2014 08:52 AM (4CVLy)

3 Link to first news link


http://minx.cc/?blog=86post=348647#c22043158

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:52 AM (T2V/1)

4 I will repost this one


873
That's it for today folks. Make sure all you people in and around NYC
have your Easter finery all cleaned and pressed for the annual promenade
down 5th Avenue.


And make sure you have the Irving Berlin
song all down. I had to sing that song and do a bible reading for an
Easter play when in the second grade. I suspect that any school doing an
Easter play now would be immediately shutdown, razed, and burned by
elements of the ACLU and the BLM. But not until after the Dept of
Education SWAT team had killed every teacher and participant with heavy
weapons and tanks.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:53 AM (T2V/1)

5 Ok whats this I hear about the Easter Bunny being gay?

Posted by: freaked at April 19, 2014 08:55 AM (JdEZJ)

6 arguably Andy...of course I rage more by 5am than most morons do in a whole day...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 08:56 AM (TE35l)

7 5
Ok whats this I hear about the Easter Bunny being gay?

Posted by: freaked at April 19, 2014 08:55 AM (JdEZJ)

If that is true they are banned from Muzzie driven cabs.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 08:56 AM (T2V/1)

8 It's true.

Posted by: Peter Caughtintail at April 19, 2014 08:56 AM (JdEZJ)

9 Ok whats this I hear about the Easter Bunny being gay?

Posted by: freaked at April 19, 2014 08:55 AM (JdEZJ)


Have you looked carefully at the latest Easter egg colors? They're simply faaabulous, darling!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 08:57 AM (o3MSL)

10 Good morning all! Getting ready to start cleaning my dirty house in order to welcome my hungry family to Easter lunch right after church tomorrow. Husbands and children are messy varmints!

Posted by: jmel at April 19, 2014 08:58 AM (cfFqn)

11 No no the other gay. You know, bouncing around the yard, dropping eggs here and there, stuff like that.

Posted by: freaked at April 19, 2014 08:59 AM (JdEZJ)

12 Morning! I played 3 games of Halo waiting for this thing to open up!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 19, 2014 08:59 AM (b/lt+)

13 Thanks Vic, always love your posts!

Posted by: FCF at April 19, 2014 09:00 AM (Khja4)

14 Getting ready to start cleaning my dirty house in
order to welcome my hungry family to Easter lunch right after church
tomorrow. Husbands and children are messy varmints!

Posted by: jmel at April 19, 2014 08:58 AM (cfFqn)

==============
I'm solving that problem by herding everyone over to the daughter's house. She's young. She can deal with it.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 19, 2014 09:00 AM (oMKp3)

15 Inspired by ace's ONT, Happy Easter:

http://tinyurl.com/lbx9t3p

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:00 AM (zDsvJ)

16 True Story -

My son is student teaching 2nd graders in a district in The South. We're from the northeast, reasonably conservative, church-going, not so much God-Fearing as "not looking to piss off God".

The teacher in his class showed a "story of Easter" animated film. She made a point of calling the students' attention to the part where Jesus was fulfilling the part about being resurrected.

My son was gob-smacked. Not angry or troubled. Just "what the ever-living fuck just happened?"

So, take heart - Christian indoctrination is going on in at least some of our public schools. My only concern is that it be Lutheran in nature, not that Baptist crap. /cough/

Happy Easter!

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 19, 2014 09:01 AM (4CVLy)

17 16 Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 19, 2014 09:01 AM (4CVLy)


That will only last as long as the ACLU doesn't get word of it.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:03 AM (T2V/1)

18 Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 19, 2014 09:01 AM (4CVLy)

Drop a note to Arne Duncan. He'll have the DoEd SWAT team raze the school for you, just be sure you get your kids out before DoEd liberates the school!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:03 AM (o3MSL)

19 >>So, take heart - Christian indoctrination is going on in at least some of our public schools

By Utah law, there is release time from public school days so students can walk next door to the LDS "seminaries" for instruction.

Not sure what happens if you aren't LDS, but this probably explains why nearly everyone I've met says it's very hard to raise non-LDS kids here.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (zDsvJ)

20 for the record I don't know if Mel Gibson has released a Direct-to-Video animated version of "The Passion of the Christ"

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (4CVLy)

21 Good morning! Today is Opening Day of the 2014 lawnmowing season.

Yay me. I miss winter already.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (sdi6R)

22 If that Muslims refusing to serve gay patrons story were in, say, Mississippi, and the people doing the refusing were Evangelical Christians, does anyone doubt that there'd be a massive nationwide protest, led by Maddow, Matthews, Stewart, etc. designed to destroy the lives and communities of the cab drivers? The National Guard would be on alert right now.
I'm sure GOProud, NAMBLA, etc. value the Muslims for their service in undermining Western culture, so they can let a little straight up discrimination slide.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (ZshNr)

23 My Vizsla thinks, with all the rabbits running around on our property, that every morning brings bunny treats. Doggehs love rabbits.

Posted by: MTF at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (F58x4)

24 21 Yay me. I miss winter already.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (sdi6R)


I don't because it is not over here yet.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:07 AM (T2V/1)

25 Hahaha, New post just as Vic finishes the links on the ONT. More effective than a tl;dr!

If only modern technology offered some way for things to be more scheduled, or better communicated. But then, AoSHQ would lose some of its "charm."

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Katz Aplenty at April 19, 2014 09:07 AM (uAcgi)

26 Listened to the podcast at work overnight.
Jonah Goldberg was a good guest.

You guys (Andy) should get Steyn to do one.

Posted by: ontherocks at April 19, 2014 09:09 AM (+DTN0)

27 Surf today....surf tomorrow...and hell with it - Monday I'm ditching work and surfing

Posted by: Monthy Python's Flying Circus Freak at April 19, 2014 09:12 AM (uulT9)

28 Well big implant case is probably just price shopping so he will get a lower estimate for sure. I ain't T.J. Max after all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:12 AM (t3UFN)

29 Mornin horde. Drinking some coffee then off to menards for a big project

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:14 AM (HVff2)

30 28
Well big implant case is probably just price shopping so he will get a lower estimate for sure. I ain't T.J. Max after all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:12 AM (t3UFN)

You came in on a Sat just so he could get an estimate?

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:14 AM (T2V/1)

31 The Labor Department has pulled back — at least temporarily — from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit.

Labor officials are “reevaluating” wage determinations for fast food workers and expect to “reissue industry-specific fast food wage determinations in the near future,” according to a departmental announcement sent to interested parties and contracting offices.

At issue are recently implemented Labor Department rules for fast food workers on federal contracts under the Service Contract Act that require an increase in their minimum wage, varying by region.

The rules also require payment of new, additional “health and welfare” benefits at a rate of $3.81 per hour.

In a request for a waiver from these new wage rules regulations, the Navy noted that in six areas in Florida, California and Virginia, the increase in the new mandated hourly wage ranges from 72 percent to 76 percent.

Last year, DoL decided that fast food workers under federal contracts would be subject to these requirements, and included the codes in their wage determinations, although they had not been in the past. DoL has now removed the codes for fast food workers from these wage determinations.

With those rules now removed, contracting agencies will have to submit an e98 request form to Labor officials before they set wage and benefit rates for fast food workers in federal contracts. Meanwhile, Labor officials expect to finish their reevaluation soon.

In March, McDonald’s restaurants closed on three Navy bases, and Marine Corps officials have said one will close on a Marine base. Another eatery, “I Love Country,” has closed at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The majority of fast food concessions on Army and Air Force bases are unaffected because they are operated directly by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, not by contract.

Russell Beland, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for military manpower and personnel, had sent a letter to DoL April 8 asking for an exemption from the wage regulations.

In that letter, Beland said Navy and Marine Corps exchange officials estimate that unless relief is granted, up to 390 fast food concession operations would close on installations across the U.S. and its territories, with a loss of nearly 5,750 jobs, many held by military family members and veterans.

These contracts are negotiated for different bases at different times, so the effects would be seen incrementally. The Navy and Marine Corps exchange systems already have suspended 74 contracts for “new concepts,” according to Beland’s letter.

Concessionaires can’t increase their prices on bases to offset increased labor costs, because under most contracts they can’t charge more than is charged by similar services within a specified radius of a military installation, according to an April 10 letter to DoL signed by Reps. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel, John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and 38 other lawmakers.

The lawmakers asked DoL to exempt some military morale, welfare and recreation and exchange operations, such as fast food concessions, from the wage regulations affecting federal contractors on military bases.

“Should these policy changes be fully implemented, we are concerned they will eliminate jobs, negatively impact recreational services on military bases, and limit the dining options for service men and women on military installations,” the lawmakers wrote.

Navy and Marine Corps exchange officials estimate a combined loss of about $27 million a year in profits associated with food service sales alone.

The companies aren’t paid by the federal government; they rely on the revenue they receive from their customers, and provide revenue payments to the exchange systems that help support MWR programs.

Another example of liberals/obama not realizing the real effects of their liberal bullshit college course laws that do NO good and hurt people. Fuck wads

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:15 AM (t3UFN)

32 Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 19, 2014 09:01 AM (4CVLy)

Hey
Zombie Martin Luther

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:16 AM (HVff2)

33 Good morning everyone. Gonna spend the day in Milwaukee with the Navy' newest sailor. Any suggestions?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (cyxit)

34 So, bakers and photographers have to accept gay customers. But muzzie cab drivers don't?

Just what does "public accommodation" mean?

(and prayers said for Hrothgar and Barbara)


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (V70Uh)

35 Posted by: MTF at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (F58x4)

Vizlas are one of the dogs that can pretty much outrun any rabbit!


I would love to get another Viszla as they are a wonderful breed, but it was all I could do to keep up with the first one!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:18 AM (o3MSL)

36 Gonnaspend the dayin Milwaukee with the Navy' newest sailor. Anysuggestions?


Beer?

Posted by: freaked at April 19, 2014 09:20 AM (JdEZJ)

37 31 Last year, DoL decided that fast food workers under federal contracts
would be subject to these requirements, and included the codes in their
wage determinations, although they had not been in the past. DoL has now
removed the codes for fast food workers from these wage determinations.
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It has always been my understanding that restaurant workers were exempt from the fair wage and labor act. This Obamanite BS pay off the unions is illegal as hell.


The Navy should tell the fast food companies to SUE and then tell the DOL to stick this up their ASS.


Of course then a DOL SWAT team would raze the food joint, burn it to the ground, and kill everyone with tanks, mortors, and M2 machine guns.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:20 AM (T2V/1)

38 my puppy, if all goes well, is scheduled to come home today.

poor little guy didn't eat his dinner wed night & didn't nose his way around the dinner table the way he usually does. he didn't want to play & didn't poke me to go for a walk....thursday morning i took him to the vet & the dr informed me he had a temp of 106....they checked for a blockage and stomach turning both turned up negative...they put him on an iv & he rested on top of ice packs to bring his fever down...his fever broke friday morning...the iv comes out right about now & if the fever doesn't return by noon i can bring him home for Easter....it's been a sad couple of days around house....he is always busy into everyones business herding us through our daily activities......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl solemn Good Friday blessings at April 19, 2014 09:21 AM (u8GsB)

39 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (V70Uh)

Thanks for the prayers from you and those from many others. They are truly appreciated here.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:21 AM (o3MSL)

40 DAY 529

934 to go (1,008 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2014 09:22 AM (CMkNk)

41 A couple that I'm friends with had a baby girl last night, 9.8 pounds. That's huge, right?

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:23 AM (ZshNr)

42 >>my puppy, if all goes well, is scheduled to come home today.

Gee, I missed all this. Hope he's going to be ok.

Did you get a new puppy? I thought you were watching over one of your kids' dogs, but I'm probably confusing you with another 'ette.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:23 AM (zDsvJ)

43 33
Good morning everyone. Gonna spend the day in Milwaukee with the Navy' newest sailor. Any suggestions?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (cyxit)

When I was at Great Lakes the only reason "new sailors went to Milwaukee was so they could drink at 18 instead of 21. I guess that is all gone now. MADD made sure State laws no longer apply.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:23 AM (T2V/1)

44 Of course then a DOL SWAT team would raze the food joint, burn it to the ground, and kill everyone with tanks, mortors, and M2 machine guns.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:20 AM (T2V/1)



It would be easy for the DoL to do that since the troops are all unarmed on base, and the DoL probably has more hollow point ammo than the Army and Air Force combined!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:23 AM (o3MSL)

45 Started out the morning with Appleton:s 21 year old Jamaican rum. Then moved up to The Glenlivet 18 years old. This afternoon I will get back to my childhood favorite. 16oz Ballantine ales...and reminisce of the days when I still had most of my teeth and plenty of women!

Posted by: blog force one at April 19, 2014 09:23 AM (fl/ek)

46 38 Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl solemn Good Friday blessings at April 19, 2014 09:21 AM (u8GsB)


I hope everything comes out well.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:24 AM (T2V/1)

47 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2014 09:22 AM (CMkNk)

Now the morning is complete!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (o3MSL)

48 Wouldn't you have to be gay to be a man sized easter bunny? Not saying thats wrong, but what is wrong is the diner across the street being closed because Easter is sometime in the future.

Posted by: Up With People at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (pf+hU)

49 >>I hope everything comes out well.

ISWYDT!

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (zDsvJ)

50 36>> She has to be in uniform while on liberty and she can't drink. Her brother and her boyfriend are with us so they're in their dress blues. No beer for them....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (cyxit)

51 Well, for Vizsla lovers I present to you "Vizslas of Instagram".

http://bit.ly/1f7DtGT

Posted by: MTF at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (F58x4)

52 47 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2014 09:22 AM (CMkNk)

Now the morning is complete!
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (o3MSL)


I do my part as best I can.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2014 09:26 AM (CMkNk)

53 44 It would be easy for the DoL to do that since the
troops are all unarmed on base, and the DoL probably has more hollow
point ammo than the Army and Air Force combined!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:23 AM (o3MSL)


That is true, but even if not they would call in an airstrike with the remaining A10s.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:26 AM (T2V/1)

54 Viszla's and Puli's and… Goulash and Paprikas!

Yum.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2014 09:26 AM (CMkNk)

55 She has to be in uniform while on liberty and she
can't drink. Her brother and her boyfriend are with us so they're in
their dress blues. No beer for them....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead
...........
You'll just have to make up for them!

I'm sure you can find some nice deep fried cheese curds in Milwaukee.

We go up to Wisconsin a lot in the summer and fall, but never Milwaukee.. we just drive right on through.. so, I got nothing.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 19, 2014 09:27 AM (b/lt+)

56 49 ISWYDT!

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (zDsvJ)

There was no pun intended there. I wouldn't make jokes about teh puppehs or kittehs that are not feeling well.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:27 AM (T2V/1)

57 Just read over at 'Hot Air' the article on John F'n Boehner's plan to pass amnesty this year. The Rhino calculation being that conservatives-Tea Partiers, morons,whatever you choose to call 'em, have nowhere else to go and won't stay home in November and will get out and vote R. Does this dipshit not remember elections in '08 and '12? The Stupid Party indeed!

Posted by: maelys the monstrous at April 19, 2014 09:28 AM (VDovR)

58 Glade hear all is improving with the pup Phoenixgirl. They're like kids aren't they?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:29 AM (cyxit)

59 Good morning everyone. Gonna spend the day in Milwaukee with the Navy' newest sailor. Any suggestions?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (cyxit)


Congats. Is she going on Active Duty or Reserves? Welcome aboard.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:29 AM (t3UFN)

60 >>A couple that I'm friends with had a baby girl last night, 9.8 pounds.

9.8 or 9 lbs 8 oz, meaning 9.5 pounds?

Two of mine were about that size.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 19, 2014 09:29 AM (SUKHu)

61 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:15 AM (t3UFN)

I read about 1/3 of the article and now all I can think about is French fries.

Posted by: fluffy at April 19, 2014 09:30 AM (Ua6T/)

62 Chi-Town Jerry, any suggestions for something down your way?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:30 AM (cyxit)

63 I see that the pissant mayor of Peoria did not like being parodied so he raided the home, confiscated the computer and dragged the disrespectful miscreants down town.

Yep, sounds like the gestapo paradise of Illinois

Posted by: Where's Batman? at April 19, 2014 09:32 AM (9/iF+)

64 G'mornin all

Posted by: Schlitz Buenizar at April 19, 2014 09:32 AM (soXLc)

65 Thanks Nevergiveup! She's AD, gonna be stationed in Yokosuka.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:32 AM (cyxit)

66 Speaking of animals, I'm going to be at the horse farm pretty much all day. Raining, so the indoor horse will stay in, the outdoor pony will be stuck out in the pasture, but she does have a lean-to and a copse of trees for shelter. Anyway, I'm supposed to rub an equine version of Icy-Hot on the indoor horse's knees later. Never done that before, but it sure sounds like a messy job. I might swing by WalMart and buy that pellet gun I've been considering, they have the same one that was suggested here and found on Amazon. Do a little coyote patrol.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:33 AM (ZshNr)

67 Sobelmans on west St. Paul is a great Milwaukee burger place. Low-key, usually crowded and nice staff. We love old Jeff at the bar.

Posted by: chicagolurker at April 19, 2014 09:33 AM (mQacj)

68 She has to be in uniform while on liberty and she can't drink.


Oh. Well I got nothin then other than congratulations to her and you. I'm sure you are very proud COJ.

Posted by: freaked at April 19, 2014 09:33 AM (JdEZJ)

69 Posted by: MTF at April 19, 2014 09:25 AM (F58x4)

Nice, just sent the link to my kids in remembrance of our Viszla, "Prinz"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:33 AM (o3MSL)

70 Raining, so the indoor horse will stay in, the outdoor pony will be stuck out in the pasture, but she does have a lean-to and a copse of trees for shelter. Anyway, I'm supposed to rub an equine version of Icy-Hot on the indoor horse's knees later.
--

Keep an eye on her feet. I've watched enough Animal Cops Houston to learn that horses shouldn't stand around in mud.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:35 AM (zDsvJ)

71 I don't know, it just says 9.8. If nobody else asks for clarification, I will.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:35 AM (ZshNr)

72 Thanks Nevergiveup! She's AD, gonna be stationed in Yokosuka.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:32 AM (cyxit)


That's great, Most people I know enjoyed Yokosuka. Her rating?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:35 AM (t3UFN)

73 >>> The Rhino calculation being that conservatives-Tea Partiers, morons,whatever you choose to call 'em, have nowhere else to go and won't stay home in November and will get out and vote R.

That's not where I think it will hurt. We will vote, mostly. If I were in NH I would vote for Scott Brown over Jean Shaheen.

The thing that will hurt will be the enthusiasm gap. They need conservatives to hold signs, make phone calls and distribute lawn signs. Try getting your out of state PAC to do that.

Posted by: fluffy at April 19, 2014 09:36 AM (Ua6T/)

74 21 Good morning! Today is Opening Day of the 2014 lawnmowing season.

Yay me. I miss winter already.
Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 09:04 AM (sdi6R)

Normally. I agree with you. However that statement is just fucking idiotic

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:37 AM (HVff2)

75 I don't know if it's morning or not. I'm still waiting for the Lunar Eclipse to start.

Posted by: RoadRunner at April 19, 2014 09:38 AM (B6PKC)

76 ynot

you didn't miss anything....i hadn't mentioned it on here until now....the puppy is the gs, he'll be two in july....

the odd thing about this is when i took him in on thurs his fever was so damn high but he never felt hot to the touch....& he wasn't panting...i thought i was over reacting taking him in and they'd tell me oh he's fine he just needs to re-acclimate to the heat.....they are pretty sure he has rocky mtn spotted fever but they won't have the results until monday....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl solemn Good Friday blessings at April 19, 2014 09:39 AM (u8GsB)

77 vic

lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 19, 2014 09:40 AM (u8GsB)

78
19 >>So, take heart - Christian indoctrination is going on in at least some of our public schools By Utah law, there is release time from public school days so students can walk next door to the LDS "seminaries" for instruction. Not sure what happens if you aren't LDS, but this probably explains why nearly everyone I've met says it's very hard to raise non-LDS kids here.


I'm in Ohio, from a predominantly Catholic town to the point where it is the only church there. And it shares parking area with the public elementary school. We had release time to go to the CCD building for religion class. Non Catholics or those not wishing to have their kids go to it, were just given free time for the half hour or however long it actually was.

Posted by: buzzion at April 19, 2014 09:40 AM (LI48c)

79 Well.. with spring being so late and all, there's not a helluva lot going on. There is a beautiful park out this way called Cantigny, the home and grounds of Col Robert McCormack. http://tinyurl.com/czboqr

They have a pretty cool museums.. the old mansion and the First Division Museum. http://tinyurl.com/nymtyd9

But, it's the grounds and gardens that are the most beautiful to me, and it's at least a few weeks too early, although the tulips may be up.

If you get down town, I would say the Art Institute of Chicago would be my top recommendation if you haven't been there already.

http://tinyurl.com/pkfvo

They have some very famous artwork there.. some of the best known impressionist stuff.


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 19, 2014 09:41 AM (b/lt+)

80 that's a big girl!!!

out of my four the biggest was the youngest weighing in at a wopping 8lbs.

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 19, 2014 09:41 AM (u8GsB)

81 So I've already been to Walmart, put stuff away, started laundry, etc. etc.


There might be something to this idea of "getting up early".

Maybe I should write a book or something...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 19, 2014 09:43 AM (SUKHu)

82 72>> Undesignated. 😠😠 Going to CVN-73..
We had a long discussion on several occasions regarding her decision to take a Seaman PAC slot but nuke school would have made her ship date at least 18 months later than she would wait.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:43 AM (cyxit)

83 they are pretty sure he has rocky mtn spotted fever but they won't have the results until monday....
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Egads! It's really good you took him in. I hope he'll recover fully and quickly.

What type of pup is he? (Sounded like some herding in him.)


Today is a sad day at Casa Y-not because we're going to take our eldest kitteh, who is around 15 (we found him as a stray), in to be put to sleep. He's been on thyroid meds, but I suspect there's something bigger going on now because his condition has really fallen off the past few weeks. It's possible the stress of being boarded when we ran out of town was too much for his already compromised system.

Anyway, we found him when we were living in Houston, so he's our last tangible connection to those happy days in Texas. But it's clear he's uncomfortable, so it's time.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:43 AM (zDsvJ)

84 Lincolntf...which pellet gun did you settle on?

Posted by: dumbartist at April 19, 2014 09:44 AM (ahBY0)

85 Boehner and those GOP traitors for Amnesty have to be looking at some K Street type rewards for their selling out.
Just can't see how anyone in their right mind can think it will be good for longevity for ANY Republicans, unless they are truly delusional.

Posted by: ontherocks at April 19, 2014 09:44 AM (MRnyb)

86 There might be something to this idea of "getting up early".



Maybe I should write a book or something...

Posted by: Mama AJ
.........
Call it "Get off your ass".. it'll be a hit!

And, with that.. I am out to do some yard work.. have a great day all!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 19, 2014 09:44 AM (b/lt+)

87 OK research done, info I got from friends who run a restaurant was incorrect. Restaurant workers are not exempt, but they may as well be. Workers who work for tips and wages though have a special min wage of $2.13/hr. I would say that legally just having a fast food joint on base does NOT make a worker there a federal contractor. So they would still have a good case to sue the shit out of the Obamanite thugs who are kissing union ass.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:45 AM (T2V/1)

88 Crosman .177 "long pistol". Pump-action.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:45 AM (ZshNr)

89 Harry Reid has accused the Easter Bunny of domestic terrorism. I heard this from reliable sources who I can't name.

Posted by: Bill at April 19, 2014 09:46 AM (uvyrw)

90
Rule of Law (tm)!:

Openly gay judge overseeing Oregon gay marriage case

And U.S. District Judge Michael McShane won't have anyone in the courtroom defending Oregon's constitutional ban when he holds oral arguments Wednesday.

McShane will face a battery of lawyers all telling him to strike down the 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman. But Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced earlier this year that she wouldn't defend the law because it violates federal equal-rights protections as interpreted by last year's Supreme Court decision.

"That would appear to make the case a foregone conclusion," says William Duncan, who heads the Marriage Law Foundation, a Utah-based group opposed to same-sex unions.

http://tinyurl.com/m82cn7o

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 19, 2014 09:46 AM (kdS6q)

91 >>We had release time to go to the CCD building for religion class.

Interesting. I'm Catholic and our CCD was always on the weekends.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:46 AM (zDsvJ)

92 We had a long discussion on several occasions regarding her decision to take a Seaman PAC slot but nuke school would have made her ship date at least 18 months later than she would wait.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:43 AM (cyxit)


I think Nuke School is the way to go. And that would give her great training for when she gets out. And I am of course very partial to Hospital Corpsmen.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:47 AM (t3UFN)

93 Prayers for Hrothgar and Barbara- 47 years. I can't imagine.

And TPH from the ONT.

And for Y-Not. Hardest thing I've ever had to do. Truly a sad day.

I just thank the Lord for the blessings of time well-spent.

Posted by: golfman60 in NC browsing on Opera at April 19, 2014 09:48 AM (vVOWk)

94 83 Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:43 AM (zDsvJ)


I had to have one of mine euthanized a few months ago. It is sad sad sad. He had been with us for 18 years and he just could not make it any more.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:48 AM (T2V/1)

95 Our CCD was always immediately after (public) school let out. We'd walk directly from school to Church, about half a block. On CCD day, 75% of the kids in school were carrying their CCD books, Bibles and projects around with them all day.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:49 AM (ZshNr)

96 43 33
Good morning everyone. Gonna spend the day in Milwaukee with the Navy' newest sailor. Any suggestions?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (cyxit)

When I was at Great Lakes the only reason "new sailors went to Milwaukee was so they could drink at 18 instead of 21.
---------------
LOL! I remember taking a taxi from Great Mistakes up to Milwaukee and the cabbie pulling out a flask and a baggie of spliffage. Why wait?

Obviously a more innocent time to be young, alive and a twidget.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 19, 2014 09:49 AM (QBm1P)

97
91 >>We had release time to go to the CCD building for religion class. Interesting. I'm Catholic and our CCD was always on the weekends.



And that was the case for most other towns in the area as well, or on a weeknight. But not for us.

Posted by: buzzion at April 19, 2014 09:49 AM (LI48c)

98 Vic,

If you're looking to tip a few back I'd start with the lakefront brewery tour on the near northeast side of Milwaukee. Pg13/R rated depending on who is giving the tour. Drinking is encouraged before during and after the the tour.

Posted by: H Badger at April 19, 2014 09:50 AM (er9dx)

99 Lincolntf...nice...keep us posted on your opinion of it...I'm thinking of picking up a pellet pistol and it's always better to hear first hand reviews.

Posted by: dumbartist at April 19, 2014 09:50 AM (ahBY0)

100 Will do.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 19, 2014 09:50 AM (ZshNr)

101 The worst thing about pets is that they don't live long enough.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:51 AM (HVff2)

102 98
Vic,



If you're looking to tip a few back I'd start with the lakefront
brewery tour on the near northeast side of Milwaukee. Pg13/R rated
depending on who is giving the tour. Drinking is encouraged before
during and after the the tour.





Posted by: H Badger at April 19, 2014 09:50 AM (er9dx)

LOL, I am a long way from Milwaukee now and far far past 21.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 09:52 AM (T2V/1)

103 Should be a nice day. Here so most bars will have outdoor areas open.

Posted by: H Badger at April 19, 2014 09:52 AM (er9dx)

104 The worst thing about pets is that they don't live long enough.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:51 AM (HVff2)

And certain people like jimmy carter live way to long

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (t3UFN)

105 >>Good morning everyone. Gonna spend the day in Milwaukee with the Navy' newest sailor. Any suggestions?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:17 AM (cyxit)

Giordano's Pizza!

Posted by: Aviator at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (3rrMW)

106 Posted by: H Badger at April 19, 2014 09:52 AM (er9dx)

Our snow is just about gone. Lakes are frozen, no ice fishing as shorelines are open. Yards too wet. Hate this transition period.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (HVff2)

107 It's still morning, right?

Posted by Andy at 08:50 AM Comments

Not in Kenya it isn't. Racist.

Posted by: merkle at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (sanl6)

108 >>And for Y-Not. Hardest thing I've ever had to do.

It really is, because it's hard to feel certain that you should "give up" on the pet, especially when it's been a chronic debilitating condition instead of something traumatic like being hit by a car.

But he doesn't seem to be himself the past few days. I wasn't able to get him to purr when he was sitting on my lap and his mobility and posture are bad. So it's time.

Mr Y-not has offered to take him and I think I'll take him up on that offer. It's just been such a crappy month with my dad's illness that I'm not up for it.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (zDsvJ)

109 And certain people like jimmy carter live way to long
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (t3UFN

Amen!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 09:55 AM (HVff2)

110 For something to do on a gloomy mid-atlantic Saturday morning, some fun from a progressive website. How progressive are you?

http://tinyurl.com/bwpcphd

I scored 62. Staunchly conservative or something like that. Ha!

Posted by: golfman60 in NC browsing on Opera at April 19, 2014 09:56 AM (vVOWk)

111
I'm surprised that Ace didn't post his pole dancing Peeps. I thought that was an annual tradition round here.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 19, 2014 09:56 AM (8c12T)

112 92>> She thinks she might be able to strike a rate in nukes and get a school slot that way. I'm trying to steer her into getting enough college to get into the seaman to admiral program no matter what rate she ends up in. Her mom is not enthusiastic about the PDS. I'm elated; she'll get to travel and see parts of the world other people only read about. Plus she has a black belt in judo and has wanted to train in Japan since she was a kid.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:57 AM (cyxit)

113 Going to put up WeirdDave's fun open thread for politics and the gardening thread. Not sure what's on tap for the rest of the day at Casa Y-not.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:57 AM (zDsvJ)

114 Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (zDsvJ)

Something strange about the pets. When dealing with other human's illness and death, I've always felt there was a higher power in charge. With the pets, we are the higher power.

I wouldn't be a very good God.

Posted by: golfman60 in NC browsing on Opera at April 19, 2014 10:00 AM (vVOWk)

115
Today is a sad day at Casa Y-not because we're going to take our eldest kitteh, who is around 15 (we found him as a stray), in to be put to sleep. He's been on thyroid meds, but I suspect there's something bigger going on now because his condition has really fallen off the past few weeks. It's possible the stress of being boarded when we ran out of town was too much for his already compromised system.

Anyway, we found him when we were living in Houston, so he's our last tangible connection to those happy days in Texas. But it's clear he's uncomfortable, so it's time.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:43 AM (zDsvJ)


I'm sorry to hear that Y. If it's possible, I'd suggest seeing if you can have the vet do a house call to carry out the procedure. I did that with the last cat I had to put down and it's comforting to know that he went into the long sleep in familiar surroundings, sitting in the sun and held by someone who loved him. I've had to put down other cats and it's always wrenching to know that the last trip was stressful and unhappy.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at April 19, 2014 10:00 AM (8OfdL)

116 She thinks she might be able to strike a rate in nukes and get a school slot that way. I'm trying to steer her into getting enough college to get into the seaman to admiral program no matter what rate she ends up in. Her mom is not enthusiastic about the PDS. I'm elated; she'll get to travel and see parts of the world other people only read about. Plus she has a black belt in judo and has wanted to train in Japan since she was a kid.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 19, 2014 09:57 AM (cyxit)

That's great and it sounds like your giving her great advice also.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 10:00 AM (t3UFN)

117 Hugs, Y-not.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 19, 2014 10:00 AM (SUKHu)

118 >>And certain people like jimmy carter live way to long
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2014 09:54 AM (t3UFN)


I think of Jimmy Carter as living zombie like, but in more of a haunting mode.

Posted by: ontherocks at April 19, 2014 10:00 AM (MRnyb)

119 73 >>> The Rhino calculation being that conservatives-Tea Partiers, morons,whatever you choose to call 'em, have nowhere else to go and won't stay home in November and will get out and vote R.

That's not where I think it will hurt. We will vote, mostly. If I were in NH I would vote for Scott Brown over Jean Shaheen.

Yeah I won't be voting for him in the primary. Come Nov if he's on the ballot , well I'll hold my nose and VOTE for him

Posted by: NativeNH at April 19, 2014 10:00 AM (pcoLw)

120 Noods

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2014 10:01 AM (HVff2)

121 Y-not, we were lucky enough to find a "holistic" vet that came to our house to euthanize our 20 year old kitten. The vet had a great bedside manner and was very careful to treat the cat with respect. This made it much easier for my wife who had had this cat for so long.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 10:01 AM (o3MSL)

122 >>Another example of liberals/obama not realizing the real effects of their liberal bullshit college course laws that do NO good and hurt people. Fuck wads
Posted by: Nevergiveup

They may realize the effects. They don't care and / or want those effects.

Posted by: Aviator at April 19, 2014 10:01 AM (3rrMW)

123 hrothgar

prayers for your wife....hugs to you

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 19, 2014 10:01 AM (u8GsB)

124 >>A couple that I'm friends with had a baby girl last night, 9.8 pounds. That's huge, right?
Posted by: Lincolntf

Pfft. I could spit that like a watermelon seed.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 19, 2014 10:02 AM (3rrMW)

125 ynot

he's a german shepherd

sorry to hear about your kitty.....

sometimes i wish i was as heartless as people think i am

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 19, 2014 10:03 AM (u8GsB)

126 87 >> ...I would say that legally just having a fast food joint on base does NOT make a worker there a federal contractor...

No, but the fast food joints themselves would be considered federal contractors, which is what matters. And Barky has decreed that federal contractors will pay his new made up minimum wage to their workers.

Yet as was pointed out above, that same 'contract' says that the companies cannot charge more than the prevailing amounts for sammiches in the surrounding communities.

So the companies are stuck. They can't charge enough for their product to make up for the vastly increased labor costs to even break even let alone make a profit.

So they are walking away. More TFG brilliance in action.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 19, 2014 10:08 AM (5n7tL)

127 126 No, but the fast food joints themselves would be considered federal
contractors, which is what matters. And Barky has decreed that federal
contractors will pay his new made up minimum wage to their workers.


Posted by: GnuBreed at April 19, 2014 10:08 AM (5n7tL)




I think a good labor lawyer could probably fight that.


Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 10:09 AM (T2V/1)

128 But on second thought, why spends tens of thousands fighting an illegal executive order for a low margin fast food joint? Shut it down and tell Obama to kiss your ass. Instead of a normal wage they will get zero wage.

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 10:14 AM (T2V/1)

129 Everyone does know there is a new open thread up, right?

Posted by: Vic at April 19, 2014 10:15 AM (T2V/1)

130 Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 09:33 AM (o3MSL)
==========================

And the long distance "suggestions" will start coming in over the transom campaigning for you, not them, to get a new puppy. But remember, these dogs are puppies until they're about five.

Posted by: MTF at April 19, 2014 10:15 AM (F58x4)

131 I get to Milwaukee a half a dozen times a year and they tell me there's some museums and cultural stuff to see, but I usually just end up eating and drinking.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 19, 2014 10:23 AM (IV4od)

132 110 For something to do on a gloomy mid-atlantic Saturday morning, some fun from a progressive website. How progressive are you?

http://tinyurl.com/bwpcphd

I scored 62. Staunchly conservative or something like that. Ha!

Posted by: golfman60 in NC browsing on Opera at April 19, 2014 09:56 AM (vVOWk)


I scored 86, "extremely conservative".

Huh. I thought a lot of my 0 and 10 answers reflected more libertarian positions.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2014 10:40 AM (sdi6R)

133 110 golfman60 in NC browsing on Opera at April 19, 2014 09:56 AM (vVOWk)

28/400

Extremely Conservative

and it claims most Americans are 208/400

which is horseshit

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 10:46 AM (TE35l)

134 Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 19, 2014 10:01 AM (u8GsB)

The power of AoS Internet hugs should not be underestimated!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 19, 2014 11:26 AM (o3MSL)

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