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1 Hah....the time machine works again!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 05, 2015 07:55 AM (Zu3d9)

2 Morning all

Posted by: Bigby's Wooly Mittens at January 05, 2015 07:56 AM (3ZtZW)

3
Yow and Za!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 07:56 AM (bWFHa)

4 Wow....
Early dump

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 05, 2015 07:57 AM (DoX/w)

5 MICHELLE OBAMA LIKES SNOW?!?

//Al $lim $hady $ harpton

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 05, 2015 07:57 AM (/4AZU)

6
Ooooh! A "mystery" slot in the dump listing!

What was going to be there? Might it have referred to this?

http://www.smalltime.com/findthespam/

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 07:58 AM (bWFHa)

7 G'morning everyone ! Early dump, woot !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 05, 2015 08:00 AM (4S5jY)

8
Solar Goretex(TM) is mightily pissed that its layabout cousin is getting tons of free press... again!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:01 AM (bWFHa)

9 The Polar Vortex Is Back



No fooling. They are calling for 15 degrees in Dallas Thursday morning. Dry, but still, 15???

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:01 AM (nOvTJ)

10 How bout dem Cowboys!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Jerry Jones Fan Club at January 05, 2015 08:01 AM (OWjjx)

11 The polar vortex greeted us with 7 whole degrees this morning. Awesome.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Jerry Jones Fan Club at January 05, 2015 08:03 AM (OWjjx)

12
Sure, blame the apps for the bump up in STDs...
penises and vajayjays had nothing to do with it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:05 AM (bWFHa)

13 Three-quarters of Journalism is showing up. The UT Rockets' local daily could not be bothered to hold the presses for their fist bowl game victory in 9 years. Salute.

Printed instruction to check the website. "Film at 11."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2015 08:06 AM (xq1UY)

14 The Fist Bowl. Damn, that would be epic. Caligulan, even.
But (and this is a big but), it wasn't That Kind of Game.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2015 08:07 AM (xq1UY)

15 Holy Crap I'm up early...

But I gets to start my new job today!

*pirouettes and twirls*

Posted by: Deety at January 05, 2015 08:09 AM (gSkMY)

16 Sure, blame the apps for the bump up in STDs... penises and vajayjays had nothing to do with it!



Without the app, P & V would have never met.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:09 AM (nOvTJ)

17
A protester wearing a pigeon mask takes part in a protest organised by business owners in Paris against hefty taxes, charges and stifling regulations they say are driving their firms into the ground

What we weren't told: the wearer of the pigeon mask was the sole proprietor and owner of a "cannot help but be a hit" pigeon mask-making enterprise. So long, life's savings!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:09 AM (bWFHa)

18 The UT Rockets' local daily could not be bothered to hold the presses for their fist bowl game victory in 9 years.



Bad time for a typo.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:10 AM (nOvTJ)

19 What do these Ferguson idiots think they are accomplishing by busting up a meeting honoring an elderly WWII vet or protesting brunch? Brunch?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 05, 2015 08:10 AM (g1DWB)

20
Without the app, P & V would have never met.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:09 AM (nOvTJ)


Hey, fcuk you... just fcuk you!

-- Eden's snake

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:10 AM (bWFHa)

21 A protester wearing a pigeon mask takes part in a protest organised by business owners in Paris



Protester's argument promptly shot down.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:12 AM (nOvTJ)

22 Ben throws us a curve!

Posted by: fluffy at January 05, 2015 08:12 AM (Ua6T/)

23 19
What do these Ferguson idiots think they are accomplishing by busting up
a meeting honoring an elderly WWII vet or protesting brunch? Brunch?

They are an ignorant culture.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 05, 2015 08:12 AM (XzRw1)

24 A new crop of young guns start in Congress today. Yay.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 08:14 AM (XzRw1)

25
They are an ignorant culture.

They are a small people. A little people - greedy, barbarous and cruel.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:14 AM (bWFHa)

26
They are an ignorant culture.


They're a mob.

Chaos is the goal.

Posted by: --- at January 05, 2015 08:14 AM (MMC8r)

27 Ha, b223, beat you to it. It's said that the parody "The Castration of Strawberry Roan" was written by the composer of the original piece, because "somebody's gonna do it, might's well be me."

It's hard to account for Europeans' sense of irony. Those pigeon masks could catch on big with the OWS set. Guy Fawkes is getting old and tired. Wonder if he's got any financial backing? I'm sure WSJ would cover his IPO approvingly.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2015 08:14 AM (xq1UY)

28
The Hill: GOP Committee Chair leaves wiggle room on gas tax

"I don't favor increasing any tax," Sen. Jim Thune (R-S.D.) said on Fox News Sunday,. "BUT I think we have to look at all options." Thune, who will chair the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee continued, "Those discussions continue... It is important that we fund infrastructure."




Ah, nothing quite like the Republican majority "showing it can govern" to start your day.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 08:15 AM (kdS6q)

29 28

The Hill: GOP Committee Chair leaves wiggle room on gas tax

"I don't favor increasing any tax," Sen. Jim Thune (R]/s] CockGobbler-S.D.)

More accurate.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 08:17 AM (XzRw1)

30 It's hard to account for Europeans' sense of irony. Those pigeon masks could catch on big with the OWS set. Guy Fawkes is getting old and tired. Wonder if he's got any financial backing? I'm sure WSJ would cover his IPO approvingly.



Know anyone at the patent office? Business opportunity.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (nOvTJ)

31 Polar vortex, it was a three dog night and it's going to be a two pants day.

Best concert ever!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (5rCkU)

32
Ah, nothing quite like the Republican majority "showing it can govern" to start your day.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 08:15 AM (kdS6q)
I've never understood the idea that 'governing' is defined only as 'passing new regulations.'Why can't it be defined as 'removing the regulations that hinder growth in an effort to streamline the lives of our fellow citizens'?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (fwARV)

33 @28 Yesterday, Kasich in Ohio boasted that he's going to overcome his shyness and boldly increase cigarette and oil drilling taxes. That's leadership right there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (xq1UY)

34 The wind was really howling last night.Polar Vortex baby!

Posted by: steevy at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (v5UtH)

35 @28

So the big take away from the unprecedented electoral victory is we must now raise gas taxes?

First they give sweet heart deals to Wall Street in the CROMNIBUS then the shaft the people with higher gas taxes.

These guys really are in their own little worlds.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (gcTzl)

36 That didn't work out too well.

*Dons wetsuit*

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 08:19 AM (XzRw1)

37 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 08:15 AM (kdS6q)

Yep. Some people just don't get what they were elected for.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:19 AM (J+mig)

38 What do these Ferguson idiots think they are accomplishing by busting up a meeting honoring an elderly WWII vet or protesting brunch? Brunch?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 05, 2015 08:10 AM (g1DWB)


Intimidation. People are too conditioned to be "respectful" not to give one of the idiots a fistful of knuckles.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 05, 2015 08:19 AM (zF6Iw)

39
"What do we want?"

"Painless and easy bowel movements!"

"When do we want them?"

"NOW"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:21 AM (bWFHa)

40 The Hill: GOP Committee Chair leaves wiggle room on gas tax.

"I don't favor increasing any tax," Sen. Jim Thune (R-S.D.) said on Fox News Sunday,. "BUT I think we have to look at all options."
Thune, who will chair the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee continued, "Those discussions continue... It is important that we fund infrastructure."



Here's a novel idea. How about using those funds that are earmarked for "infrastrucure" only for infrasturcture and not a general slush fund?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:21 AM (nOvTJ)

41 When do we need a new Speaker? Now!

*extends rhetorical middle finger in Kevin's direction*

Cuz we do.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2015 08:21 AM (/5MHE)

42 Kasich in Ohio

That little shit reminds me of Barney Rubble.

Buckeye's, what can't they fuck up?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 08:21 AM (XzRw1)

43 40 That's unpossible!

Posted by: steevy at January 05, 2015 08:22 AM (v5UtH)

44 Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (gcTzl)

I'm starting to say that we don't need a third party, we need a second. What difference is there between Boehner and Pelosi? They both push the same agenda, and defend it from all attacks. What letter they have by their name as they do it matters little to me.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:22 AM (J+mig)

45 @38 As usual, old Kipling had something to say on that subject:

http://tinyurl.com/onlsv7w

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2015 08:23 AM (xq1UY)

46 "Squatch!"


Hmmmm.....


Call me crazy, but, I'm not buying it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 08:24 AM (Hs52w)

47 Intimidation. People are too conditioned to be "respectful" not to give one of the idiots a fistful of knuckles.



Because the "knuckler" goes to jail, not the "knucklee".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:24 AM (nOvTJ)

48
I've never understood the idea that 'governing' is defined only as 'passing new regulations.'

I'm especially ticked off when the metric for "do-nothingness" of a Congress is its failure to pass fewer laws than a previous Congress.

Repeat after me: "activity is not accomplishment".

This the universal comeback to the "Ready for Shrillary!" crowd, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:25 AM (bWFHa)

49 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:25 AM (bWFHa)

You make a point I have often made: When a new law is passed, usually something that was legal before is being made illegal. Why should we celebrate a Congresss that passes a lot of laws?

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:26 AM (J+mig)

50 Intimidation. People are too conditioned to be "respectful" not to give one of the idiots a fistful of knuckles.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 05, 2015 08:19 AM (zF6Iw)



...and riding someone out on a rail takes a team effort and 6 people.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 05, 2015 08:28 AM (uSAVP)

51 28, 35

Yeah, the MS legislature is taking up raising our gas tax as well. My prediction?

Hey, why is a long cylindrical object ENTERING my nether region? That's an EXIT, dammit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 05, 2015 08:29 AM (/5MHE)

52 Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 05, 2015 08:28 AM (uSAVP)

They need to bring back tar and feathering. We could use a lot of it in DC.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:29 AM (J+mig)

53 Because the "knuckler" goes to jail, not the "knucklee".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:24 AM (nOvTJ)


Fear of the thing is usually worse than the thing itself.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 05, 2015 08:29 AM (uSAVP)

54 Fear of the thing is usually worse than the thing itself.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 05, 2015 08:29 AM (uSAVP)

Our side is not known for using force until we absolutely must. This emboldens them.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:33 AM (J+mig)

55 There should be a maximum total number of laws. When Congress passes a new one, they first gave to repeal an old one.

And federal agencues should not he allowed to pass regulations. EOA, I'm looking at you.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 08:33 AM (cbfNE)

56
Governing, as far as the eye can see:

Incoming congressman and GOP freshman class president Ken Buck made it clear that he hoped
to work across the aisle to get things done, and that taking a "combative role is not effective."

"Im not gonna look at a party label when I sit down and talk to somebody about the need to vote yes or no" Buck pledged on CSPANs Newsmakers program. "I just think its so important that we approach this job as problem solvers, not as partisans."

Buck said he doesnt want to impeach President Barack Obama and Congress should streamline the guest-worker program as part of any legislative effort to overhaul the nations immigration system.

Rollcall

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 08:33 AM (kdS6q)

57 EPA, not EOA, dammit

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 08:34 AM (cbfNE)

58
Good morning, pretty Hordelings.

I have some Game of Thrones questions that necessarily include butt-tons of spoilers.


All character names will be misspelled.
So I just binge watched all four seasons. Any critiques come in the context of me loving the show enough to give it 40 more hours.
I could totally have done without the torture porn element of Therion/Reek and the Bolton kid. I never read the books, so I don't know if it was necessary.
Dario in S3 was a big Clay Matthews looking dude. He was smaller and dark in S4. What up with that?
There were some serious continuity issues with Aiwa's voyage in the last episode when they were sailing north. Sometime it showed the ship sailing south.
Now for the real problems. In the beginning of the attack by the King Beyond the Wall there was one shot that implied that the white walkers were part of the army. The wildlings are supposed to be fleeing south because of the horrors that are coming. They seem to have an accommodation with white walkers, they're friends with the giants. The only new horror is those ice monsters that attack Bran's party. What up?
And then after the first day's battle at the wall, Stanis Barathian shows up north of the wall with thousands of armored cavalry charging in ranks. (a) How did they know where exactly in a 100,000 strong wildling army where to close on the king, and (2) where and how the f*ck did they cross the wall?
Thank you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 08:34 AM (JtwS4)

59
THEN WHO WAS WALL?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 05, 2015 08:36 AM (bWFHa)

60 Our side is not known for using force until we absolutely must or showing any backbone whatsoever. This emboldens them.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:33 AM


Fixed.

"Our Side" is as dead as the proverbial dodo, fully absorbed into the Democrat way of life.

Those payoffs extended "across the aisle" keep the GOPe fat and happy, so why mess up the gravy train by showing any concern for America?

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 05, 2015 08:37 AM (yAC3X)

61 Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 08:33 AM (cbfNE)

And a maximum length for laws, say, 42 pages. Each law may only pertain to a single subject, and may not revise or modify other laws unless that is its sole purpose. Laws must be in plain English and must include the full text of any cited portion of other relevant law within their text, so as to avoid the whole thing being an unreadable mess of cross-references.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:37 AM (J+mig)

62 Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck." - Robert A. Heinlein

Posted by: I'm not Robert Heinlein or even an actor playing Robert Heinlein at January 05, 2015 08:38 AM (e8kgV)

63
Fear of the thing is usually worse than the thing itself.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 05, 2015 08:29 AM (uSAVP)


Note to self.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 05, 2015 08:38 AM (yxw0r)

64 Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 08:34 AM (JtwS4)


First off, the only real reason to be watching isn't the plot, it's the bewbs.


BBL, y'all first department meeting of the new year in a few minutes. Yay.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 08:38 AM (8hctH)

65 "Buck said he doesnt want to impeach President Barack Obama and Congress
should streamline the guest-worker program as part of any legislative
effort to overhaul the nations immigration system."


Ah, goody.

Gots to work together to please D.C. Gots too....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 08:38 AM (Hs52w)

66 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 05, 2015 08:40 AM (4gN5w)

67 Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:37 AM

I can't see the need for any law that can't be boiled down to a single paragraph. Most shouldn't require more than a single sentence.

Look into those hundred-page laws and what you see are the exceptions and digressions that make them vulnerable to being struck down by appeals courts, or simply rendered unworkable.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 05, 2015 08:41 AM (yAC3X)

68 Polar Vortex II: The Icening

Posted by: Citizen X at January 05, 2015 08:41 AM (7ObY1)

69 Holy cheese knife through cat poop
It's 60 at 4am and I am freezing....well the heater is blasting so not too cold

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 05, 2015 08:44 AM (MaUQj)

70 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 08:38 AM (Hs52w)

I call it adverse bipartisanship. Both sides are working together to advance the interests of the DC elites, the cause of global socialism, and their supporters in business and media. This political class is establishing itself as a new aristocracy, at our expense, and it gets harder and harder not to believe they're playing for the same team. When you put the rhetoric aside, they never make a serious effort to oppose the "other" agenda, nor repeal any act no matter how unctious to their base.

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:44 AM (J+mig)

71 Never burn a fat man on a double high five lest you want the belly/junk rub and hug.

Posted by: Fritz at January 05, 2015 08:46 AM (UzPAd)

72
25 years ago when I was converting to libertarianism through reading and an exchange of letters my correspondent had a great line:

"Republicans and Democrats have the same goal, to limit freedom. They just have different lists."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 08:47 AM (JtwS4)

73 58
I used to be a big fan of the books until it dawned on me that GRRM had lost the plot and was stuck and all I could look forward to is him using the dwarf for some kind of weird therapy through fiction thing.
With any luck HBO will write their own ending with Dany finally getting to Westeros.

The torture and mental destruction of Theon/ Reek is in the books.
Daario s3/S4 I think was a casting thing.
Wildlings are fleeing the White Walkers iirc.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 08:48 AM (cbfNE)

74 Fear of the thing is usually worse than the thing itself.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid



All things being equal. Unfortunately, they are not equal.
Would someone from the right be let out of jail with no bail for threatening the lives of the police?
Would someone on the left actually be charged with ag assault, instead of something lesser?
Would they, by force of law, lose something they hold dear? (My CHL)
Which is why we hold back.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:49 AM (nOvTJ)

75 Sitting courtroom 4B. 40 or so of us have been told 9 of us will end up on the Grand Jury for the year.

Lord I hope I never get arrested. Teh stoopid in this room is unbelievable.

BTW I think jury summons come from the voter rolls.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 08:50 AM (N5VEB)

76
Morning Factoid:

President Obama's love of Golf is well documented. He has spent roughly 1,000 hours playing 214 rounds since he was elected in 2008

DailyMail



http://tinyurl.com/27huflb

So instead of just d1cking around, he could have learned Russian or something useful.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 08:50 AM (kdS6q)

77 Kevin Williamson is brilliant, obviously, and his article (The Unspectacular Niw) is really good, but he should have mentioned the epistemological closing of the lefty mind. That way, the NYT and the New Yorker could have a better chance of keeping up with his argument.

Posted by: MTF at January 05, 2015 08:50 AM (6um35)

78 SOON.

Posted by: The Glaciers at January 05, 2015 08:51 AM (MMC8r)

79 So instead of just d1cking around, he could have learned Russian or something useful.



Si.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 08:52 AM (nOvTJ)

80 And federal agencies should not he allowed to pass regulations. EPA, I'm looking at you.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 08:33 AM (cbfNE)


You make a point I have often made: When a new law
is passed, usually something that was legal before is being made
illegal. Why should we celebrate a Congresss that passes a lot of laws?

Posted by: Cato at January 05, 2015 08:26 AM (J+mig)

Votermom raises a related and important point which IMHO makes it worse than Cato's statement appears on the surface.
More and more of the laws passed by Congress remove or limit previously enjoyed individual freedoms, but worse, they actually cede the details of the implementation to a Federal Agency and empower them with regulatory authority which has the force of law, but emanates from an unelected unaccountable body primarily concerned with keeping key senior bureaucrats employed with generous performance independent bonuses, ensuring Federal funds keep flowing in to the growing bureaucracy, making sure the agency SWAT team has enough ammo, and enhancing the power and status of the agency.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 05, 2015 08:53 AM (fL/7/)

81 New Senate majority leader's main goal for GOP: Don't be scary


WaPo


Great.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 08:53 AM (XzRw1)

82 "The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy."

Oscar Wilde

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 05, 2015 08:54 AM (fL/7/)

83 On vacation a GOP member of my family tried to persuade me that "electability" is an important quality in a 2016 candidate. Ha! I said: Presidents McCain and Romney would agree completely.

Posted by: MTF at January 05, 2015 08:54 AM (6um35)

84
More and more of the laws passed by Congress remove or limit previously enjoyed individual freedoms, but worse, they actually cede the details of the implementation to a Federal Agency and empower them with regulatory authority which has the force of law, but emanates from an unelected unaccountable body primarily concerned with keeping key senior bureaucrats employed with generous performance independent bonuses, ensuring Federal funds keep flowing in to the growing bureaucracy, making sure the agency SWAT team has enough ammo, and enhancing the power and status of the agency.

This.

I have nothing to add, it just needed to be said again.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 08:55 AM (JtwS4)

85 I think Louie Gohmert would make an awesome Speaker of the House.

Posted by: maddogg at January 05, 2015 08:57 AM (xWW96)

86 My middle school kid is doing a research paper on Churchill and I've been helping her understand his books on WW2 (which are great, btw, and full of details if you are a military history buff)
I've come to the conclusion that America needs its own Churchill, right now.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 08:57 AM (cbfNE)

87 36 degree temp drop in 24 hours here in western NY

Went to the gym in shorts yesterday morning.

Today it's thermals and wool socks.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 05, 2015 08:58 AM (7ObY1)

88 85
I think Louie Gohmert would make an awesome Speaker of the House.

He's scary.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at January 05, 2015 08:58 AM (XzRw1)

89 Those pigeon masks could catch on big with the OWS set.

They should, just shitting on things and flying away.

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2015 09:00 AM (FcR7P)

90 Laws must be in plain English and must include the full text of any cited portion of other relevant law within their text, so as to avoid the whole thing being an unreadable mess of cross-references.

How about the law must be comprehensible to a typical LIV. If the 'average' American cannot understand the law, then it is either too complicated or your education system is a failure.

Wasnt it the job of the town crier to publicly read new laws so that the populace could not claim ignorance ?

Posted by: McCool at January 05, 2015 09:00 AM (nCSwS)

91 Posted by: JackStraw at January 05, 2015 08:10 AM (g1DWB)

Busting up a brunch?-

NO JUSTICE! NO QUICHE!

(I shamelessly stole that line from someone else on the internet, I must admit>)

They're both really idiotic though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:00 AM (DXzRD)

92 he could have learned Russian or something useful.


Says an optimist. Pessimists think he already understands Russian all too well.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 05, 2015 09:02 AM (xq1UY)

93 Can we haz a pipeline now?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Producers at January 05, 2015 09:03 AM (6um35)

94 Just sent an e-mail to my Republican Rep and asked him not to support Boehner for House Majority Leader but to vote for Gohmert instead.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:03 AM (DXzRD)

95 ...that "electability" is an important quality in a 2016 candidate.

'Electable' is someone Democrats will congratulate on getting second place. "Good show, old boy!"

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2015 09:03 AM (FcR7P)

96 I think Louie Gohmert would make an awesome Speaker of the House.


He's scary.
Posted by: Mitch McConnell



Laa-Laa Teletubby for Speaker!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:04 AM (nOvTJ)

97 How about the law must be comprehensible to a typical LIV.

So, what do we about "2+2=4"?

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2015 09:04 AM (FcR7P)

98 You may have 60 degrees Navycop but you also had Obama for 16 days. ;^) I would rather take the cold weather now than have Obama disrupting the lives of military and stopping weddings. I am used to coldish weather.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:06 AM (DXzRD)

99
Half of the stories on the home page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine are about the possibility and potential consequences of a Greek exit from the Euro.

Why am I sharing this? Because there's a cool new word for it.

Grexit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 09:06 AM (JtwS4)

100 their fist bowl game victory in 9 years.

Looks like it was an Arena game that got played outdoors. Not a good day to be a defender.

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2015 09:07 AM (FcR7P)

101 lets hope Gohmerts coup works

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:08 AM (zOTsN)

102 >>>So, what do we about "2+2=4"?

I think a lot of laws are pretty much comprehensible to LIVs in the sense that what they're being told is Hey, we're shoveling moar money your way, monkeys! And they, rationally enough, say Hey, we like money!

Posted by: Bigby's Wooly Mittens at January 05, 2015 09:08 AM (3ZtZW)

103 Here's some good clean fun-

The current War on Rape mirrors almost exactly the KKK's War on Rape-

except, you know, with a change of color.


http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-

war-on-rape-the-logic-of-the-lynch-mob-

returns/16349#.VKqSwMae3Wg


The Democrats never change.

The exact same people who are howling for white frat blood would've been howling for poor black blood with the KKK.


But hey, stupid, ignorant, evil, broken, sociopaths have to have political representation too.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2015 09:08 AM (KBvAm)

104 Reposting from late last thread, because I have nothing else, new, or better to say:

FenelonSpoke: "If you have a Republican Rep please e-mail or call themthem today and urge them not to vote for Boehner as Speaker even if you think it will do no good."

My problem helping on this is, my congressman was already the first out of the gate saying he wouldn't vote for Boehner. (Yay, Jim!) Only thing to write him for is thanks and congratulations.

Elect the right guy in the first place - save on stamps (real & figurative).

___

Now I gots to go do stuff in the so-called real world. Have a day, folks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - proud Okie at January 05, 2015 09:09 AM (uys7x)

105 98. This is true
It was good to give him back to the mainland

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 05, 2015 09:10 AM (MaUQj)

106 Obamacare: twice as voluminous as the Bible.


What kind of a friggin idiot passes a law like that?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 05, 2015 09:11 AM (uSAVP)

107 Laa-Laa Teletubby for Speaker!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:04 AM (nOvTJ)


Oooh, yes!


Boehner would make a fine Teletubby-

Glug-Glug

in a orange suit with a martini glass for his little antenna thingy.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2015 09:11 AM (KBvAm)

108 Fight for your beliefs! Struggle for smaller government! Stop government intrusion into your lives!


Hahahahaha, that shit is so funny. Now, let's work on good responsible government.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 05, 2015 09:13 AM (6um35)

109 [looks up from reading paper, tilts down reading glasses]

What did I ever do to you, bud? It was a movie. A MOVIE.

Posted by: John Carpenter's The Thing at January 05, 2015 09:13 AM (kUL7J)

110 From the FT
alternative title "Sometimes Mom just needs to take the pill"

"Tensions are rising between pharmaceutical companies and the UK government, as the industry braces for a decision on which drugs will be axed from a special fund for expensive cancer therapies. NHS England is due to announce this month the results of a review of the cost-effectiveness of more than 40 medicines currently paid for by the Cancer Drugs Fund. The expected decision to cut the number of cancer treatments available to NHS patients in England will intensify debate over access to medicines, as the government battles to close a forecast 30bn health funding gap by 2020-21. Pharmaceutical companies say patients risk being denied the latest treatment because of financial pressure while critics accuse the industry of overcharging for medicines that offer only marginal benefits over existing products. These arguments have come to the fore in the increasingly rancorous dispute over the Cancer Drugs Fund, which was set up in 2010 to provide extra funding for medicines deemed too expensive under the usual formula for judging value for money in the NHS."

Posted by: McCool at January 05, 2015 09:14 AM (nCSwS)

111 Encourage his good behavior, MWW. :^) I think Congresspeople like position reinforcement

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:14 AM (DXzRD)

112 Ahhhhh. Time to get to the peoples work.

And I mean tax the ever loving shit out of'em.


Posted by: John Boehner at January 05, 2015 09:15 AM (XzRw1)

113 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:19 AM (kff5f)

114 Gohmert would be a 3000% increase in the quality of the Speaker.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:20 AM (kff5f)

115 Morning horde from the hospital. Pitocin has been started. Only 30 minutes ago. Nothing really to report yet. Wife is trying to rest before the poison starts.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:21 AM (2s7md)

116 "They'll just make more" is a terrible phrase, embodying the worst of capitalism. As the NIH shows us, the better way is to make less cancer medicine and let the sick people just die. In fact it would be better if healthy old people were just infected with cancer, so we could get it over and done with more fairly.

Posted by: Zeke Emmanuel at January 05, 2015 09:22 AM (6um35)

117 before the poison starts.

Why are you poisoning your pregnant wife? I mean, really, doesn't that seem harsh?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:22 AM (kff5f)

118 No there is no Polar Vortex this time, It is High Pressure that is bringing the cold, Polar Vortex wobble down & then most times as fast as the came down they leave again & take cold air with them. This time the cold will be sticking sround

Posted by: Evilpens64 at January 05, 2015 09:22 AM (xxjaY)

119
Meanwhile over at the Washingston Post, Jennifer Rubin (Myxini Republicanus) would like to advise you of the following:

Cruzs ego prevents him from mounting a realistic presidential race

Sen Ted Cruz has become so identified with an ideologically extreme and politically impractical brand of conservatism that he has put off just about everyone else who may vote in the GOP primaries.

http://tinyurl.com/mobhjgp

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:23 AM (kdS6q)

120 the article on the "Guest Scold" was good. I think people are very weary of liberal scolds.

Note how in all comedies of late the obnoxious person who is lampooned is most often liberal and not conservative. Conservatives are still the targets of comedians, but in sketch pieces it is almost always the liberal scold who is the buffoon, like in Portlandia.

In Downton Abbey there is a new character who is a socialist school teacher. She gets invited to an anniversary party at the aristocrats house and proceeds to lecture everyone about politics, make fun of them for wanting to erect a World War I memorial, be rude to her host, and generally make an ass of herself. Now this show is on PBS. But it is beloved by a pretty wide audience. And the comments coming in after the appearance of this loathsome guest were interesting. The audience hates her. This very liberal audience hates her for her scolding and rude manner

I think this is a hopeful sign

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:23 AM (zOTsN)

121 Morning horde from the hospital. Pitocin has been started. Only 30 minutes ago. Nothing really to report yet. Wife is trying to rest before the poison starts.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:21 AM (2s7md)



Are they letting you come in for the whole thing or right before?

I got called in right before, after they dumped me in a closet for 45 minutes while they prepped. Saw everything.

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:24 AM (GQ8sn)

122 Posted by: Evilpens64 at January 05, 2015 09:22 AM (xxjaY)

Shorter: "We call it weather. Typically it gets colder in the winter, and warmer in the summer."


Seriously, the ancient Germanics and Celts had figured this stuff out. Yet the "smart set" seems all aflutter every time we get a snow flurry.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:25 AM (kff5f)

123 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:22 AM (kff5f)

Damn you autocorrect! PAIN not poison.

Although by the end of this the wife may claim pitocin is poison.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:25 AM (2s7md)

124 FNC is all RINO all the time now.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 05, 2015 09:25 AM (XzRw1)

125 best wishes tsrblke

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:26 AM (zOTsN)

126 Ted Cruz might be our Churchill.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:26 AM (cbfNE)

127 Democracy and religion. Short.


http://tinyurl.com/mtszlc4

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 09:27 AM (vPh3W)

128 How cold is it?

The water that pooled in bed of truck is still a frozen sheet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2015 09:27 AM (jyNWw)

129 Ted Cruz might be our Churchill.

He's scary.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 05, 2015 09:27 AM (zF6Iw)

130 Damn you autocorrect! PAIN not poison.

Although by the end of this the wife may claim pitocin is poison.


Maybe not. Assuming she went for the epidural (she *did* go for the epidural, yes?), the pitocin (sp?) is supposed to help speed everything up, and the epi should keep her from feeling too much.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:27 AM (kff5f)

131 I think we need to be scary. Better to be feared than loved

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:27 AM (zOTsN)

132 Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:23 AM (zOTsN)



Mike Judge's "The Goode Family" should have never been cancelled. I guess it just hit too close to home for the perpetually aggrieved scolds to stand.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 09:28 AM (8hctH)

133 Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:24 AM (GQ8sn)

I am right next to her on a fold out bed the hospital has. Her doc is the chief of OB so we got a nice room.
I'm here for the long haul. Which could be early tomorrow

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:28 AM (2s7md)

134 Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:25 AM (2s7md)

And the important thing is to keep her laughing. At least, that worked with my wife both times. If she's laughing (with or at you doesn't matter) she's less likely to care as much about what pain she does feel.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:28 AM (kff5f)

135 Chris Christie is not only fat, he is embarrassingly ghey.
I'm pretty sure you can see him mouth, " if you smear these cream puffs on my tits, I'll suck your did for free" to Jerry Jones

Posted by: That guy at January 05, 2015 09:28 AM (+YNzP)

136 Ted Cruz might be our Churchill.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:26 AM (cbfNE)


From your keyboard to God's screen, votermom.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (kff5f)

137
Ronna Romney McDaniel, the niece of Michigan native and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has quickly emerged as the front-runner in the race to succeed Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak.

McDaniel, who represents Michigan on the Republican National Committee....

Detroit Free Press


One more dawn
One more day
One day more!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (kdS6q)

138 Three blonds on Fox now. All have dark Groucho eyebrows.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (XzRw1)

139 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:27 AM (kff5f)

Epis can't go until 5cm. And pitocin may speed up but induced labor I'd often longer says the doc

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (2s7md)

140 Tsrblke, can she move around the room or does she have to stay in bed?
I've heard walking around helps.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (cbfNE)

141 for Jews there is a prayer for everything, but no prayer for a woman in labor! So people usually say a prayer for a safe journey when a women is in labor. tsrblk I will say that one

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:30 AM (zOTsN)

142 131 I think we need to be scary. Better to be feared than loved

--

Word.

If we can't get a Churchill I'd settle for a Cesare Borgia at this point.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:31 AM (cbfNE)

143 Louie Gohmert is scary to socialist imbeciles. Socialist imbeciles in positions of power are what I find scary.

Posted by: maddogg at January 05, 2015 09:31 AM (xWW96)

144 walking helps, moving helps

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:31 AM (zOTsN)

145 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (kdS6q)

Down with political dynasties!

No, really. Just the fact that she's related to Mitt should disqualify her from office. Then they can take a look again when it's her grandkids who are running.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:31 AM (kff5f)

146 Gohmert had better prepare his anus for some well-aimed friendly fire.

Posted by: Jaws at January 05, 2015 09:31 AM (WKNX4)

147
Three blonds on Fox now. All have dark Groucho eyebrows.

And your point is?

Posted by: Daenerys Stormborn at January 05, 2015 09:32 AM (JtwS4)

148 I've met Louie Gohmert. I don't think the establishment has the brain power to scare him. Or the balls.

Posted by: maddogg at January 05, 2015 09:33 AM (xWW96)

149 ATTN HORDE

tsrblke asked me to keep yall updated on the impending arrival of his firstborn child.

Update: "The induction has begun."

Feel free to return to whatever you were doing before.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 05, 2015 09:34 AM (cNUMj)

150 >>>If we can't get a Churchill I'd settle for a Cesare Borgia at this point.
.
.
.
.Victor Borge would be a better choice IMO.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 05, 2015 09:35 AM (4oSLk)

151 Yay tsrblke

how cool

Posted by: Bigby's Wooly Mittens at January 05, 2015 09:35 AM (3ZtZW)

152 Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Sunday that he will challenge John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker in the new Congress.

Best news item of the week. Boehner needs to go.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 05, 2015 09:35 AM (zxQ4h)

153 149 isn't it traditional to have a baby pool? Guess tge weight, gender, and time of birth?

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:36 AM (cbfNE)

154 No there is no Polar Vortex this time, It is High Pressure that is bringing the cold, Polar Vortex wobble down & then most times as fast as the came down they leave again & take cold air with them. This time the cold will be sticking sround
Posted by: Evilpens
------------------------

A week ago I received a note from a friend who is an engaged 'warmist'. Among other comments was this,
">Much rain here- would be snow, in earlier times."

I replied,
"Checking Baltimore weather, I see that it is ~50 degrees, which is a lot cooler than last year's 62 degrees At least it isn't 71 degrees, as it was in 1929. Probably no snow then either. I'll also note that in 1891, on this date, it never fell below 53 degrees. Daily data do not mean ( a pun!) an awful lot where weather is concerned.

At any rate, the historical average for Baltimore is 43 degrees on this date, so not snowy on average.

Take heart, the predicted temperatures for the rest of December are forecast to be below normal."



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 09:36 AM (vPh3W)

155 Dish and Fox are still in a snit, so no Fox for me (though I still pay for it). I complained. I got nowhere.
I wish cable and satellite providers were obligated to give ala carte service. Then I could dump 80% of the crap I'm paying for.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at January 05, 2015 09:36 AM (ljIUb)

156 first baby, right? it could be a while

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 09:36 AM (zOTsN)

157 153
149 isn't it traditional to have a baby pool? Guess tge weight, gender, and time of birth?

Chick thing.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 09:37 AM (XzRw1)

158 Three blonds on Fox now. All have dark Groucho eyebrows.



One would think make-up would clue them in about the importance of the drapes matching the carpet.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:37 AM (nOvTJ)

159 AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:25 AM (kff5f) Yep this EXTREME stuff is called Winter Weather

Posted by: Evilpens64 at January 05, 2015 09:38 AM (xxjaY)

160 Kind of ironic that "anti-racist" "anti-fascist" types disrupt a man who actually fought against the allies of actual fascists in the "good war."

Posted by: Baldy at January 05, 2015 09:38 AM (+35FH)

161 155
Dish and Fox are still in a snit, so no Fox for me

You're not missing much.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 09:38 AM (XzRw1)

162 Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:29 AM (cbfNE)

Currently she doesn't feel like walking we had to be here at 6:30 and I think she's tired.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:39 AM (2s7md)

163 >>>for Jews there is a prayer for everything, but no prayer for a woman in labor! So people usually say a prayer for a safe journey when a women is in labor.

I suppose when God punished Eve and said labor was gonna be painful there isn't much use praying to make it less so...

Posted by: Bigby's Wooly Mittens at January 05, 2015 09:39 AM (3ZtZW)

164 Serious question. Has anybody ever seen Huckabee and Bigfoot in the same mud bath at the same time? Huh?


I'm just sayin' think about it.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 05, 2015 09:40 AM (NeFrd)

165 You were right the first time . Pitocin is poison. That stuff will make you wish you had never met your husband. And usually you are hooked up to so many monitors that you can't move around or walk.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:40 AM (dFi94)

166 I wish cable and satellite providers were obligated to give ala carte service. Then I could dump 80% of the crap I'm paying for.
Posted by: fairweatherbill
-----------------------

That can generally be forced by local city/county council. It only requires that citizens demand it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 09:40 AM (vPh3W)

167 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 05, 2015 09:34 AM (cNUMj)

Hi BC!

Wife I'd napping so I got to drop in.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:40 AM (2s7md)

168 At any rate, the historical average for Baltimore is 43 degrees on this date, so not snowy on average.

Posted by: Mike Hammer



Droppin' the Hammer.
#HammerTime

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:41 AM (nOvTJ)

169 I just think it's crass and sophomoric for people to using the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture and shouting at a townnhall designed to honor a 100 year old Vet. The woman pictured is a pasty white middle aged woman. She needed the spotlight to grab attention. So narcissistic. What if it had been her father being honored?!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:41 AM (DXzRD)

170 Currently she doesn't feel like walking we had to be here at 6:30 and I think she's tired.

--

Aw, poor thing.
You know this is all your fault. ;P

J/k. You guys must be very excited. Any names lined up?

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:41 AM (cbfNE)

171

Monday...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 05, 2015 09:42 AM (IXrOn)

172 Posted by: That guy at January 05, 2015 09:28 AM (+YNzP)

Was that crudity really necessary?
I don't think Christie is gay. He may be a loud mouthed RINO that many people don't like but I don't think he's gay.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:42 AM (DXzRD)

173 Monday...

I don't trust it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 09:43 AM (kff5f)

174 PS tell Missus tsrblke that we are all praying for the miracle of a quick easy first birth for baby tsrblke.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:43 AM (cbfNE)

175 Congrats, tsrblke, and good luck to you and your wife! You can do the funny breathing together!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:43 AM (2Ojst)

176 Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:36 AM (cbfNE)

The family has a time pool
Wife holds basically anything after midnight.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:40 AM (dFi94

Tech had improved, they have portable wireless monitors now!

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:44 AM (2s7md)

177 One would think make-up would clue them in about the importance of the drapes matching the carpet.

They had Kerry's spokesidiot on and her brows looked like they used a fat Sharpie.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 09:44 AM (XzRw1)

178 174 PS tell Missus tsrblke that we are all praying for the miracle of a quick easy first birth for baby tsrblke.
Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:43 AM (cbfNE)



Amen to that.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:44 AM (dFi94)

179 Aw, poor thing.
You know this is all your fault. ;P
J/k. You guys must be very excited. Any names lined up?
Posted by: votermom



Minime?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:45 AM (nOvTJ)

180 I don't think Christie is gay. He may be a loud mouthed RINO that many people don't like but I don't think he's gay.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:42 AM (DXzRD)


You're right, I don't think any of us actually think that Chubbins is a homosexual. A man who would lick the ice-cream out of a horse penis isn't really homosexual, is he?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 05, 2015 09:45 AM (MbqmP)

181 Amen from me too, votermom

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:45 AM (DXzRD)

182 So, have any of the Horde gotten one of these for the soon-to-arrive tsrblke tyke?

http://tinyurl.com/q2guxza



Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 09:46 AM (8hctH)

183 Tech had improved, they have portable wireless monitors now!


Oh, that will help then with the walking around. My daughter didn't have that as recently as two years ago. Best wishes to you and your wife, and the little wee one.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:46 AM (dFi94)

184 The homosexual jokes are a bore but since you enjoy a response you'll get no more.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:46 AM (DXzRD)

185 Hey keep the filthy Krispie Kreme talk off the thread!
*covers baby tsrblke's eyes*

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:48 AM (cbfNE)

186 181 Amen from me too, votermom

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 05, 2015 09:45 AM (DXzRD


All of your prayers are appreciated. She says she thinks d she feels some small contractions

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:48 AM (2s7md)

187 This seems appropriate for this thread and imminent baby arrival

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Tao-Liu-photography-15.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (jyNWw)

188 184
The homosexual jokes are a bore


No worry, Malor's over at Federalist now.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (XzRw1)

189 I don't envy Li'l Tsrblke the country he or she is inheriting, but may he or she grow up happy, healthy and wise.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (zF6Iw)

190 For all three of her birth experiences, my daughter shouted "Pitocin is of the devil!"

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (dFi94)

191 All of your prayers are appreciated. She says she thinks d she feels some small contractions

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:48 AM (2s7md)



QUICK! GET HER TO THE HOSPITAL!!!!


Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (GQ8sn)

192 Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:46 AM (dF

It's a really nice hospital that just builds insurers to the max

We also apparently have a dedicated nurse unless they get busier than expected.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:50 AM (2s7md)

193 So narcissistic. What if it had been her father being honored?!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
-----------------

As we all know, self-awareness is not a strong point of most Liberals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 09:51 AM (vPh3W)

194 Hey tsrblke- go be with your wife. Be in the moment. You can update us after the baby is safely out.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 05, 2015 09:51 AM (NeFrd)

195 Here's a really nice appreciation of Mark Steyn, from the National Post.


http://bit.ly/14dmmEt

Posted by: MTF at January 05, 2015 09:51 AM (6um35)

196 Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (GQ8sn)

Heh

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:49 AM (dFi94)

I won't tell my wife.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:52 AM (2s7md)

197 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 05, 2015 09:51 AM (NeFrd)

She's napping.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:53 AM (2s7md)

198 All of your prayers are appreciated. She says
she thinks d she feels some small contractions
Posted by: tsrblke


QUICK! GET HER TO THE HOSPITAL!!!!
Posted by: EC



Get to da choppah!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:53 AM (nOvTJ)

199 I've lurked in a delivery room a couple times before. Perhaps I'll go out and have a smoke. Speaking of which, tsrblke should be handing out cigars soon :-)_

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at January 05, 2015 09:54 AM (ljIUb)

200 JEF taking a four point campaign trip this week.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 09:54 AM (XzRw1)

201
I won't tell my wife.



Ya, that's probably best. Seriously, God bless your little family, and may the delivery go smoothly.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:54 AM (dFi94)

202 My wife wanted something for the pain during labor. Nurse said the doctor hadn't signed off. Wife told nurse, in horde worthy language, if she'd wanted natural childbirth she would have stayed home. She got the meds.

BTW doctor's three kids were born in a bathtub at home.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 09:54 AM (N5VEB)

203 I've lurked in a delivery room a couple times before. Perhaps I'll go out and have a smoke. Speaking of which, tsrblke should be handing out cigars soon :-)




ecigars FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:56 AM (nOvTJ)

204 I saw Three Blondes on Fox open for Three Non-Blondes at lilithfaire in '99.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 05, 2015 09:56 AM (6n332)

205 Napping is a good idea.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:56 AM (cbfNE)

206 Buckeye's, what can't they fuck up? Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 08:21 AM (XzRw1)

Good point. But at least we (finally) learned how to fuck up Alabamians.


Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 05, 2015 09:57 AM (5Un6g)

207 Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at January 05, 2015 09:54 AM (ljIUb)

Liquor store used to be about four blocks from the hospital. Came in handy in July of 1993.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 09:57 AM (N5VEB)

208 One word. Write it on her hand.



Epidural

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 09:57 AM (0FSuD)

209 We handed out chocolate bars for baby number 2.
There was this website where you could make your own wrappers.
Of course we didn't actually hand them out until her baptism.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 09:58 AM (cbfNE)

210 Congratulations Nip!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 09:58 AM (N5VEB)

211 Damn! Business opportunity! Disposable pink and blue ecigars with no nicotine as a novelty for births. Bubble gum and blueberry flavors. Even non-smokers can get in on it.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 09:59 AM (nOvTJ)

212
I watched my two sons' births up close and personal. One caesarian, one vaginal.

They're both really gross.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 09:59 AM (JtwS4)

213 Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 09:59 AM (JtwS4)
See 207.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 10:00 AM (N5VEB)

214 I saw Three Blondes on Fox open for Three Non-Blondes at lilithfaire in '99.

Heh. My nickname for "Fox and Friends" has been "Two Boobs and a Blonde".

Mornin' Horde. Back to work after the Holidays and I'm sort of lacking motivation this fine day.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:01 AM (DT3rQ)

215
Hello from Way Down Here and it's 2am on Tuesday
And we're off to spend a day at the cricket - Aussies v India (first day of the 4th Test - 5 days long) 10.30am till 6pm - love Test cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground - wonderful arena!

http://goo.gl/1daW

Predictions from Down Under for Baby tsrblke

Weight: 3.45 kgs Time of arrival: 1850

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:01 AM (b/1aA)

216 This seems in order:





http://tinyurl.com/qh9qtk7

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:02 AM (0FSuD)

217 Damn! Business opportunity! Disposable pink and blue ecigars with no nicotine as a novelty for births. Bubble gum and blueberry flavors. Even non-smokers can get in on it.

--

Don't forget the rainbow ones for SJWs determined to eff up their kids psyches.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 10:02 AM (cbfNE)

218 The homosexual jokes are a bore but since you enjoy a response you'll get no more.

BURMA-SHAVE

...I can't be the only one seeing that in the structure.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:02 AM (DT3rQ)

219 Pro-tip
If standing next to wife when contractions start, and she wants to run her fingers through your hair in love and affection.....

Don't, just don't.

Crew cut, or shorter.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 05, 2015 10:02 AM (DoX/w)

220 Easiest birth I had? Scheduled Caesarian under general anesthesia. Pick a day, go in, lay down, go to sleep, wake up with a baby. Easy peasy.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM (dFi94)

221 Gohmert coming up on FNC in a few. Sounds like he's going to twat punch Boehner.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM (XzRw1)

222
Weight: 3.45 kgs Time of arrival: 1850

I thought Australians spoke English.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM (JtwS4)

223 Predictions from Down Under for Baby tsrblke

Weight: 3.45 kgs Time of arrival: 1850


So I have to convert metric to real units, then hop in that time machine we totally don't have to pick the kid up from 165 years ago?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM (DT3rQ)

224
tsrblke-
best wishes to you and the wife. My wife's first time was 40 hours in labor. Hopefully Mrs. Tsrblke won't have to go through that.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 05, 2015 10:04 AM (6n332)

225 210
Congratulations Nip!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 09:58 AM (N5VEB)

Thanks. The game was great fun. Not going to Seattle unless I can organize a posse. It would be an overnight stay, etc.
Not cheap for a poor ole fellow on SS.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:04 AM (0FSuD)

226 Easiest birth I had? Scheduled Caesarian under general anesthesia. Pick a day, go in, lay down, go to sleep, wake up with a baby. Easy peasy.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM (dFi94)



That's how my wife did all of her's. I was a first time dad and she told me we just show up at the hospital at a certain time and then everything happens on a schedule.

I thought to myself, "hey, this is easy!"



Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 10:05 AM (GQ8sn)

227 223
Predictions from Down Under for Baby tsrblke



Weight: 3.45 kgs Time of arrival: 1850



When did they teach the "prisoners" metric?

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:05 AM (0FSuD)

228 Weight: 3.45 kgs Time of arrival: 1850

I thought Australians spoke English.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM


that's 7.6 lbs...

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 05, 2015 10:05 AM (4gN5w)

229 My mom was deathly afraid of getting a c-section. I guess back then thet were pretty risky. So my older brother was born breech the old fashioned way. I think she had some kind of anaesthetic (twilight, they called.it)

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 10:06 AM (cbfNE)

230 Fuck. Back to work.

>

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 05, 2015 10:06 AM (5yHi1)

231
222 Bandersnatch

We speak metric and Strine

*smiley face*

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:06 AM (b/1aA)

232
BTW doctor's three kids were born in a bathtub at home.
Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 05, 2015 09:54 AM (N5VEB)



Both of mine, as well.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 05, 2015 10:06 AM (vgIRn)

233 EC, after one C sections, I think they make you do it the next time. The wall is too weak for a regular birth.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:06 AM (0FSuD)

234 Here's the unvarnished truth for any broads thinking of coloring their hair:

If you were hot as a non-blonde, you'll still be hot as a blonde. In other words, you didn't need it.

If you were NOT hot as a non-blonde, going blonde isn't going to make you hot. It might make you look more slutty, if that's what you were going for, but not hotter.

As for the Fox chicks, well, I just assume any dame in the news biz had to blow somebody to get her job. Good luck with that, ladies.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2015 10:07 AM (Dj0WE)

235 Fuck. Back to work.

Well, do what you love, I suppose.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 05, 2015 10:07 AM (kff5f)

236 I am guestimating 6.9 pounds and 5:30 p.m.

Posted by: Penfold at January 05, 2015 10:07 AM (Fbt5B)

237
that's 7.6 lbs...

Ahem.

That's 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz.

In English.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:07 AM (JtwS4)

238 EC, after one C sections, I think they make you do it the next time. The wall is too weak for a regular birth.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:06 AM (0FSuD)



The doc said my wife was too "petite" for the old fashioned way.

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 10:08 AM (GQ8sn)

239
223 Brother Cavil

Oops, sorty about the time - I'm an RN and we do the 24 hour c;ovck thingie

As for weights, we're metric Down Under (and obviously funny, gorgeous and wonderful)

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:08 AM (b/1aA)

240
I'll take 7 pounds 4 ounces at 11.05 pm

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 10:09 AM (dFi94)

241
EC, after one C sections, I think they make you do it the next time. The wall is too weak for a regular birth.

No. It's called VBAC, vaginal birth after caesarian. Mrs. Bandersnatch did that for No. 2 Son.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:09 AM (JtwS4)

242 Oops, sorty about the time - I'm an RN and we do the 24 hour c;ovck thingie

No sweat, I kinda figured that but couldn't resist

And someone else did the math I was totally told there wouldn't be any of on this blog, so it's all good.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:10 AM (DT3rQ)

243 That's 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz.

In English.


You mean 7lb 9oz 8dr?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 05, 2015 10:10 AM (MbqmP)

244 My second son was induced. Still took for ever. Finally the little fella came out and the Dr, a family friend, held his arms up and waved them at mom, and say.



"Guess what I am". His feet had not passed yet.



Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:10 AM (0FSuD)

245 The beautiful, fertile, and tough as nails Mrs naturalfake-

gave birth to all of our kiddos sans drugs-

and popped them all out like a champ.

Though-

in all cases she made sure they had a birth chair in the hospital.


Gravity...is there nothing it can't do?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2015 10:10 AM (0cMkb)

246 No. It's called VBAC, vaginal birth after caesarian. Mrs. Bandersnatch did that for No. 2 Son.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:09 AM (JtwS4)

Oh, well damn you learn something everyday, if you are lucky. Thanks.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:11 AM (0FSuD)

247 I'm going to go with 7lbs 8oz @ 4:15 CST, for the record. Which means the odds of those being the final stats are pretty much nil, given my prognostications to date.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:11 AM (DT3rQ)

248 I'll take 7 pounds 4 ounces at 11.05 pm



7 pounds 5 ounces at 11:06 pm.
--Asshole Price is Right contestant

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:12 AM (nOvTJ)

249 So narcissistic. What if it had been her father being honored?!

-
She can't relate. First she'd have to know who her father was.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 05, 2015 10:12 AM (XUKZU)

250 Read Steve King's statement last night. The GOPe should be worried.

http://tinyurl.com/op37ojw

Posted by: Joanne at January 05, 2015 10:12 AM (qbNX7)

251 Martha McCallum gave Gohmert a hard time. Bitch.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 10:12 AM (XzRw1)

252 Ooh. Sidebar piece about Al-Sisi calling out Muslim clerics is encouraging.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (JtwS4)

253 I'll take 7 pounds 4 ounces at 11.05 pm



7 pounds 5 ounces at 11:06 pm.
--Asshole Price is Right contestant

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:12 AM (nOvTJ)



7 pounds 6 ounces, Bob!

Posted by: Ultimate Price Is Right Asshole at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (GQ8sn)

254 Is there anything the NY Slime will not attack, except big government.



Now they are after home schoolers who obviously must hate their kids.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (0FSuD)

255 248 I'll take 7 pounds 4 ounces at 11.05 pm



7 pounds 5 ounces at 11:06 pm.
--Asshole Price is Right contestant
Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:12 AM (nOvTJ)



I lol'd.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (dFi94)

256 That's 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz.

In English.

You mean 7lb 9oz 8dr?

-
How much is that in foot-pounds?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (XUKZU)

257 She can't relate. First she'd have to know who her father was.

Or care beyond denouncing the patriarchal PIV rapeyness.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (DT3rQ)

258 7lb. 9oz., 12:05 am, boy.

* scratches head *

Or....., 0.071429 Stone

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (kgisg)

259 On cigars, sis brought some back from the DR. let them get dry
I'm fixing them b per a cigar stores advice
they'll be late to the party but its cold and I have to smoke outside so that's fine.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (2s7md)

260 *peruses thread*

Ahhh, I see the Universe is buttressing my life choices again.

Good Universe. You may have one of Mommy's home made chocolate chip cookies.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 05, 2015 10:14 AM (mf5HN)

261 You mean 7lb 9oz 8dr?

-
How much is that in foot-pounds?


Can we just say just above a half-stone and be done with it?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:14 AM (DT3rQ)

262 How much is that in foot-pounds?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 05, 2015 10:13 AM (XUKZU)

How many "Stones" is that?

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:14 AM (0FSuD)

263 I've never understood the idea that 'governing' is
defined only as 'passing new regulations.'Why can't it be defined as
'removing the regulations that hinder growth in an effort to streamline
the lives of our fellow citizens'?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 05, 2015 08:18 AM (fwARV)


I had lunch with my out-of-state brother-in-law, he is retired law enforcement type, and in his retirement he works with his local city government.
He says he was trying to get a point home to the city council, and eventually asked them, "why are you here, what purpose do you serve, what is the role of this government?"

He said he had to take them by the hand and lead them through the logic as to what they were supposed to do, and what purpose they served other than, "enact and enforce laws for the purpose of enacting and enforcing laws"

It sounded like the Brawndo scene from Idiocracy, but handled by someone with actual management skills.

He also pointed out while we were eating that in the US, the only government that has its purpose defined in the charter is the federal government: the purpose and duties of the government is set out in the constitution. All the state and municipal governments he was aware of basically have no stated purpose, which I think may explain a lot of the jack-assery they get up to; if the only purpose is to act, then any act is valid.

Dad pointed out that the town I live in started a town government originally because someone started a tavern and the important people didn't like it. Lacking any legal basis to shut him down they formed a city government to enact a law to make his tavern illegal and run him out of town.



Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 10:14 AM (t//F+)

264 Hammer, you just beat me.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:15 AM (0FSuD)

265 Or....., 0.071429 Stone
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Yer math's off, 1 stone = about 14 lbs.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:15 AM (DT3rQ)

266 202 BTW doctor's three kids were born in a bathtub at home.

Sounds like one of those guys what started playing doctor for fun as a kid and is still astonished that people will pay him for it. Like me and programming.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 05, 2015 10:15 AM (o78gS)

267
Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 05, 2015 09:21 AM (2s7md)

My first child's been herefor 17 days. Wife went the Pitocin route, pushed for 15 hours, dilated to 2cm and got c-sectioned.

It's insane, exhausting, crazy, relentless and hands-down the most joyful thing I've ever been a part of.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 05, 2015 10:15 AM (fwARV)

268 That's 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz.

In English.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:07 AM (JtwS4)




7.59 stone, to be completely English.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 05, 2015 10:16 AM (vgIRn)

269 Gotta do the dad duty during childbirth the ncj way
Be thousands of miles away cause when she is pain screaming "this is Joe's fault, he's dead, DEAD!!!" You know you're safe

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 05, 2015 10:16 AM (MaUQj)

270 How many "Stones" is that?

Dip them in pudding and we can measure displacement

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 10:16 AM (t//F+)

271 Washington Nearsider, CONGRATS!

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 10:16 AM (cbfNE)

272 OK, I take one furlong, two fathoms, at the witching hour.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:17 AM (JtwS4)

273 Apparently I'm late.

We need to talk.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 05, 2015 10:17 AM (vgIRn)

274 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 05, 2015 10:15 AM (fwARV)


May blessings rain down upon your wee one . Congratulations!

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 10:17 AM (dFi94)

275 Does tsrblke live in a same day registration state?



Every vote counts.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:17 AM (0FSuD)

276 It's official, the AoSHQ "guess tsrspawn's birth weight" pool is now stoned.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:18 AM (DT3rQ)

277
227 Nip Sip

Hi and I predict in your future you will go metric

*about time you lot were like the Europeans and us Aussies *

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:19 AM (b/1aA)

278 re: labor

for some reason my husband kept reading another womans monitor in my room. he was telling me a contraction was coming when nothing happening. oh theres a big contraction coming

nothing

geez I'm having a big contraction

him: no you arent

maddening

then he kept telling me to breathe

when I am in pain i want to crawl into a corner by myself. i do not want to be comforted I want to be left alone

so this poor man keep telling me to breath

I told him to come close, I would squeeze his balls as hard as I could, and then he could breath

he is a saint

Posted by: thunderb at January 05, 2015 10:19 AM (zOTsN)

279 Apparently I'm late.

We need to talk.


Is this about that hash that's dangerously close to "virgin"? Because I got nothin' to do with that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 05, 2015 10:19 AM (DT3rQ)

280 Gohmert coming up on FNC in a few. Sounds like he's going to twat punch Boehner.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 05, 2015 10:03 AM (XzRw1)

Wow, just watched Martha MacCallum talk over Louie Gohmert for most of his interview. How not surprised I am.

Posted by: Joanne at January 05, 2015 10:20 AM (qbNX7)

281 A Local Legend has passed. Perennially popular Buffalo lounge singer (and frequent Goo Goo Dolls guest singer) Lance Diamond has passed away.

He's been a mainstay of the local scene for longer than I can remember. The end of an era. We shant see his likes again.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 05, 2015 10:20 AM (7ObY1)

282 That's 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz.
In English.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


55,650 grains.
Gun thread FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:20 AM (62/xp)

283 I'd not be surprised if Wyden was in on it from the start. Typical, use a straightforward and honorable event to get more press time.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 05, 2015 10:20 AM (08Znv)

284 Hi and I predict in your future you will go metric

*about time you lot were like the Europeans and us Aussies *


Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:19 AM (b/1aA)

Slowly it's taking over car specs, but I predict my grand kids will still be driving in MPH and measuring in inches.

The liberals tried that metric shit here in the 60's. Didn't sell.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:21 AM (0FSuD)

285 Yer math's off, 1 stone = about 14 lbs.
Posted by: Brother Cavil,
---------------------------

Only by a couple orders of magnitude..

0.54 Stone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:21 AM (vPh3W)

286 my oldest was 7 lbs, 15 oz on Jan 7th.

I'm not gonna hope she's in labor for two days.

Midnight, Jan 6th.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 05, 2015 10:21 AM (OsWis)

287 Another moron coming into the world is truly a blessed event.Congratulations tsr.I say 8 pounds even.

Posted by: steevy at January 05, 2015 10:21 AM (v5UtH)

288 On fixing dry cigars, place cigars in zip lock bag w paper towel that is wetted with bourbon. Let sit until tobacco is back to proper state. Towel and cigar should not contact each other inside closed bag. Smoke the cigar, suck the towel. Smile.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at January 05, 2015 10:21 AM (ljIUb)

289 >>7.59 stone, to be completely English.

That would be a ginormous baby.

1 stone equals about 14 lbs.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 05, 2015 10:22 AM (g1DWB)

290 I told him to come close, I would squeeze his balls as hard as I could, and then he could breath



he is a saint

Posted by: thunderb at January 05, 2015 10:19 AM (zOTsN)

My left hand still has a scar from when my wife squeezed it till it bled and cried she wanted the damn epidural NOW.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:23 AM (0FSuD)

291 Hi and I predict in your future you will go metric

*about time you lot were like the Europeans and us Aussies *
Posted by: aussie
------------------

You can have my Yardstick (and my Pint) when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:23 AM (vPh3W)

292 289 The Chris Christie of babies.

Posted by: steevy at January 05, 2015 10:23 AM (v5UtH)

293 263 -

I always figured in ye olde days, most towns and villages formed, and there were bandits and brigands about, so the villagers sorta pooled together and formed a way to protect themselves.

But such things cost money, so the protectors started asking for money, then demanded money, and eventually the protectors were no better than the brigands and bandits they ran off.

That is, in a nutshell, municipal government.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2015 10:24 AM (Dj0WE)

294 Metric is nothing more than the bizarre superstition that powers of 10 are magical.

Even the Babylonians knew it was 60 that's magic.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 05, 2015 10:24 AM (MbqmP)

295 Shit. I should know this.

Re: UC pensions being all super boned - what's the minimum level of present funding for future obligations under GAAP? I thought it was something like 105% but hell if I know and it's way easier to Horde source that then go bother to look myself.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 05, 2015 10:24 AM (mf5HN)

296
7.59 stone, to be completely English.

Whoa! Mrs. Trsblke is going to whelp a 106 pound baby.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (JtwS4)

297
1 stone equals about 14 lbs.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 05, 2015 10:22 AM (g1DWB)


I blame the interwebs.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (vgIRn)

298 >>>7.59 stone, to be completely English.

A stone is a pound? Somehow that doesn't make sense

Posted by: Bigby's Wooly Mittens at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (3ZtZW)

299 What is that in cwt?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (MbqmP)

300 289 Baby Huey?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (vPh3W)

301 i do not want to see a 14 pound baby

Posted by: thunderb at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (zOTsN)

302 Even the Babylonians knew it was 60 that's magic.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 05, 2015 10:24 AM (MbqmP)

Yep. Next up redoing a compass with metric? ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (0FSuD)

303 But such things cost money, so the protectors started asking for money, then demanded money, and eventually the protectors were no better than the brigands and bandits they ran off.

That is, in a nutshell,



La Cosa Nostra.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (62/xp)

304 In my experience, there is something about labor that makes husbands the most annoying people in the world.

Posted by: votermom at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (cbfNE)

305
Congratulations Washington Nearsider and Mrs Washington Nearsider !!!

Such a lovely time, a new baby in the house!

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:26 AM (b/1aA)

306
And in San Francisco, tres suprise. workday morning dance "raves" are a thing for aging moms in denial of biological shot clock and can't stop being fabulous for a single instant types from Boystown:

http://tinyurl.com/kah5gld


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 10:26 AM (kdS6q)

307 I blame the interwebs.
Posted by: Bob's House
---------------

We never had these problems before.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:26 AM (vPh3W)

308 @306

That's pretty ghey. Alternative head line.


Bored mom's looking for strange at a dance party.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (0FSuD)

309 303 -

And.... the difference is...?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (Dj0WE)

310 Hey, this is exciting. All the morons crowded into the waiting room!

Our first was home-born. Happened so fast the midwife was late getting to the bedroom from the living room. I got a quick lesson in midwifery. And biology.

Our next were twins. Ten minutes from hospital arrival to birth of son #1, ten minutes later, son #A. No time for the docs to intervene with anything.

Birth is spectacular and scary. Milady was, plainly, good at it. I count our blessings, but sometimes wish, despite the terror of childbirth, that we had had more kids.

Newborn and mother doodle from years back, link in nic.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dad at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (ACs58)

311
And then after the first day's battle at the wall, Stanis Barathian shows up north of the wall with thousands of armored cavalry charging in ranks. (a) How did they know where exactly in a 100,000 strong wildling army where to close on the king, and (2) where and how the f*ck did they cross the wall?
Thank you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 08:34 AM (JtwS4)


(a) The Red Woman has GPS in her twat, apparently.

(2) Stannis and his army sailed up the Narrow Sea and landed north of the wall, then marched west.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (TIIx5)

312 i do not want to see a 14 pound baby

How about a 214 pound baby?

Posted by: Cryin' John Boehner, Man of Tan at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (zF6Iw)

313 Yep. Next up redoing a compass with metric? ha ha
Posted by: Nip
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Already done. Gradians. Commonly used by engineers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (vPh3W)

314 3.45kg is 0.54328 stone

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (4gN5w)

315 When our adoptions were final, my wife had a bunch of papers prinbted up that said, "ALL OURJOY." The we wrapped them around Hershy Bars and passed them out instead of cigars.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 05, 2015 10:29 AM (j6e8f)

316 Yep. Next up redoing a compass with metric? ha ha
Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:25 AM (0FSuD)


Oh, now that's silly. Nobody would do that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gradian

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 05, 2015 10:29 AM (MbqmP)

317
55,650 grains.
Gun thread FTW!


Yeah, I think we can call threadwinner here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:30 AM (JtwS4)

318 Already done. Gradians. Commonly used by engineers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:28 AM (vPh3W)

Don't tell that to the pilots landing on runway 23L.
I have seen on my GPS various formats, is that one?

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:31 AM (0FSuD)

319 I have seen on my GPS various formats, is that one?

Posted by: Nip
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?
What is this 'GPS' of which you speak?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:32 AM (vPh3W)

320 What is this 'GPS' of which you speak?



Going Purely on Speculation?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:33 AM (62/xp)

321
What is this 'GPS' of which you speak?

See #311. The one in the Red Lady's twat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:34 AM (JtwS4)

322 If a snuke can happen so can a GPS.

Posted by: Draki at January 05, 2015 10:35 AM (0eidE)

323 @319

This, I use to carry it on planes when I flew or was flying. Always got flight plan from captain and amazed my kids when I would say.



I think we are going to turn now. And we did. Now most flights have wi fi and I track flight on computer with Flight Aware.





http://tinyurl.com/omevr88

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:36 AM (0FSuD)

324 321 -

What's this? A Game of Thrones sighting?

I haven't thought of that in months... just finished watching Boardwalk Empire though. What a disappointment that whole mess turned out to be.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2015 10:36 AM (Dj0WE)

325 Mindful Webworker: We did our own work on son #2 also. Son was 40 minutes old when anyone else got there. Fortunately, the quick ones are usually the easy ones.

Sometimes it pays to keep one ear tuned to the Lamaze class.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 05, 2015 10:36 AM (FpybW)

326 I think we are going to turn now. And we did. Now most flights have wi fi and I track flight on computer with Flight Aware.
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Cold have made for an interesting..., okay more interesting , Flight 370.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:38 AM (vPh3W)

327 i do not want to see a 14 pound baby
Posted by: thunderb

You don't need to. We'll all hear the scream.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 05, 2015 10:39 AM (Spluw)

328 'Cold'?

'Could'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:39 AM (vPh3W)

329 Gotta go to work
Work all day
Search for underpants, hey!
I can't stop 'til I find underpants
Rum tum tummytum hey!

Posted by: Anachronda at January 05, 2015 10:40 AM (o78gS)

330 Out. Domestic chores.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:40 AM (vPh3W)

331 "Hi and I predict in your future you will go metric

*about time you lot were like the Europeans and us Aussies *


Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:19 AM (b/1aA)"

Part of Jimmy Carter's legacy of discredited policies is his attempt to switch the US to the Metric System.

Since everything else that Carter did was a disaster, the assumption of everybody who was old enough to have lived through that period is that the Metric System is just one more bad idea.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 05, 2015 10:40 AM (PD6iL)

332
Nice story from the dreadful South Australian bushfire near Adelaide

A wedding goes ahead...and scroll down to see a heartwarming pic of a little koala which escaped the fire, having a drink

http://goo.gl/v7lYEg

Nightynight everyone, off to the cricket in a few hours! So excited !

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:41 AM (b/1aA)

333
That is, in a nutshell, municipal government.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2015 10:24 AM (Dj0WE)


People throw things, they like to dig, they like to cooperate, this is built in like cats chasing small prey. It is what we do
We also form governments. If you have more than about 100 members you have to have a government of some sort.
The problem is that once the government becomes a pretext to do what you want all bets are off, and it just a legal method of theft and oppression.
The US constitution was supposed to be a sort of guide, then a sort of master limit on the actions of local governments. The local governments were also limited by the scope and funding limitations of the local community, which is why NYC and Silver City ID could be equally corrupt, but no-one cared about Silver City, Population 30.
This does not seem to be working any more.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 10:41 AM (t//F+)

334 btw, those weekly commenter stats are bullshit.

I demand a recount.

There is no ways I commented that many times in just two days.

And tied with Nip.

No.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 05, 2015 10:41 AM (OsWis)

335 Nearsider scored the important 2014 tax deduction.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 05, 2015 10:41 AM (FpybW)

336
Forgot to add this...

Have a wonderful yesterday everyone!

Posted by: aussie at January 05, 2015 10:41 AM (b/1aA)

337 1 ounce

Posted by: Price Is Right Contestant who thinks the other two overbid. at January 05, 2015 10:42 AM (NeFrd)

338 We also form governments. If you have more than about 100 members you have to have a government of some sort. The problem is that once the government
becomes a pretext to do what you want all bets are off, and it just a legal method of theft and oppression.



See: HOA

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:42 AM (62/xp)

339 1 ounce

Posted by: Price Is Right Contestant who thinks the other two overbid.


Two ounces.
--The often forgotten FOURTH contestant.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 05, 2015 10:44 AM (62/xp)

340 Nude art.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 05, 2015 10:45 AM (JtwS4)

341
No.
Posted by: SMFH
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I agree. There seems something..., odd, about the scoring.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:45 AM (vPh3W)

342 Nood. About 24 stone worth.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 05, 2015 10:45 AM (vgIRn)

343 @326


One time coming back from Moble Al into ATL I saw something was a miss.


We circled for an hour. Hartsville was backed up. One time I noticed we were off course going into SLC. REALLY off course.


They had a tornado next to the airport. This was about 10 years ago.


Never had any problems with it accept one time when an old hag was telling me I couldn't use it on the plane, might blow the plane up, blah blah blah. I was asking the captain for the flight plan. He told the ole bitch he was the captain and I could use it. And STFU.



THAT was fun!

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 05, 2015 10:45 AM (0FSuD)

344 Good to see that Abe is going through the motions at least. If Japan is going to take part in international security measures against PRC and Norks, he will have to work with Asian nations that have a generational memory of the Japanese Empire's actions. It probably won't make the average man on the street happier, but the governments will have saved face through Abe's action, and then policies can be made.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 05, 2015 10:46 AM (/mTq0)

345 Russia's real problem is that it is Russia. Very pithy summary, right?

Posted by: exdem13 at January 05, 2015 10:47 AM (/mTq0)

346 I had no idea Stuart Scott was so important.

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:48 AM (hGjrm)

347
Do NOT let Chris Christie near the placenta when he's bingeing.

Just saying....

Posted by: Common Sense at January 05, 2015 10:48 AM (+YNzP)

348 346
I had no idea Stuart Scott was so important.
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He was a nice guy on a national TV network, and he enjoyed his job and talking about it with others, and he didn't throw himself a pity party over his illness. A guy like that will be missed.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 05, 2015 10:50 AM (/mTq0)

349 333 -

Right, government is, more or less, a necessary evil.

The problem right now appears to be, we have too many bodies wandering around who have no vested interest in limiting the role of government, so that evil goes unchecked.

Here in the St. Louis area, the Ferguson business was a perfect opportunity to have a discussion about out of control, and unnecessary municipal governments. Instead, it turned into a great big "bad whitey" and "rogue MILITARIZED cops" movement.

People who have been unwilling and unable to self-govern for decades are suddenly realizing government is oppressive. Well duh. What's your solution? More and bigger government?

Yeah, that's a great idea.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 05, 2015 10:50 AM (Dj0WE)

350 Here's my guesstimate:

6.5 pounds at 1715 local time.

A girl.


Posted by: The Oort Cloud - SMOD is missing at January 05, 2015 10:52 AM (yTMXB)

351 Trsblke
I kept looking for you in comments yesterday & asking if anyone had seen you, but no one answered.

Posted by: Carol at January 05, 2015 10:57 AM (sj3Ax)

352 Go Gohmert!

Posted by: Soona at January 05, 2015 11:07 AM (vqSqm)

353 Re. Squatch, I have difficulty grasping the concept of fishing for gar, but it is January.

Posted by: CCO at January 05, 2015 11:08 AM (sPrms)

354 353 Re. Squatch, I have difficulty grasping the concept of fishing for gar, but it is January.
Posted by: CCO at January 05, 2015 11:08 AM (sPrms)



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Because they fight like marlins. It's like fishing for dragons.

Posted by: Soona at January 05, 2015 11:13 AM (vqSqm)

355 I regret not having a few atom bombs on December 8, 1941. And a few for Berlin as well.
They were fucking animals and deserved everything they got.

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356 Escort girls http://REGMODELS.RU

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