Overnight Open Thread (21 Feb 2015)

Shouldn't National Margarita Day fall on a holiday weekend?

New Alien Movie?

So it looks like Neill Blomkamp is going to direct a new Alien movie. I wonder if his artwork on it from a few months ago means this will be a sequel that ignores Alien 3 and Resurrection as it depicts Ripley and Hicks continuing to fight and the space jockey's ship? I don't know though. This is the same guy that wrote and directed Elysium.

Crimson Tide II


h/t

Medieval Living

Heh. 10 worst misconceptions about medieval life you get from fantasy books.

New Mexico

Oh good Lord. New Mexico's $100 million accounting error.

Planned Disclosure vs Leak

I'm not quite sure I would call giving a brief about a planned anti-IS operation in Mosul a leak. Someone authorized that to be briefed for whatever reason. Senators demand answers on leak of Mosul operations.

Golf

Make Out Music

I'm surprised Moments In Love by The Art Of Noise didn't make the list. New Spotify survey determines which songs we most often have sex to.

...the two-minute instrumental song "Intro" by The xx is the No. 1 song to make love to. The rest of the top 10 sex songs are as follows: "From Eden" by Hozier, "Menswear" by The 1975, "Magic" by Coldplay, a remix of "You & Me" by Disclosure, "Sweet Ophelia" by Zella Day, "Let's Get Started" by Dylan Gardner, "Night Like This" by LP, "Talk Is Cheap" by Chet Faker, and "Dreams" by Fou De Toi.


Jihadi Jobs

Yo, State Dept. You might want to read this. President of Uruguay blasts former Gitmo prisoners lack of work ethic and turning down jobs.
h/t

Perfect Timing

So a Minneapolis police officer is shot in an ambush the day after a DHS report was leaked to CNN that talked about right wing extremists targeting cops. I know y'all be surprised to find out the perp does not match the DHS warning.

Cat Video

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1

Who knew that ISIS would get a jobs program?

Posted by: Diamond Dave at February 21, 2015 10:04 PM (FlRtG)

2
... and before the rest of the US.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 21, 2015 10:05 PM (FlRtG)

3

I thought Val-U-Rite was the Vodka of Choice, not Kirkland. When did this change?

Posted by: Arbalest at February 21, 2015 10:06 PM (FlRtG)

4 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:06 PM (RMo/a)

5 Val-U-Rite is a step above Kirkland I think.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:07 PM (93D1V)

6 I'm not drinking Vodka but had I read that chart 4 minutes earlier I may have avoided a big mistake. It's all in the timing I guess.

Posted by: Molly k. at February 21, 2015 10:07 PM (yB/19)

7 Oh, good, a new Alien movie. That's what Hollywood needs, a new idea.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:07 PM (qyomX)

8
Val-U-Rite is a step above Kirkland I think.


I did not know this ... and I keep track of the carious beverage recommendations.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 21, 2015 10:08 PM (FlRtG)

9 ONT ONT

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2015 10:08 PM (BFSWM)

10 Women's Golf Team

Go on.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at February 21, 2015 10:08 PM (qyomX)

11 In the end Arbalest, at that matters is that it has alcohol content.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:09 PM (93D1V)

12 3

I thought Val-U-Rite was the Vodka of Choice, not Kirkland. When did this change?
Posted by: Arbalest at February

IGA vodka, the worst

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:09 PM (RMo/a)

13 Kirkland Signature Vodka?

This is a ValuRite house.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 10:09 PM (WXyhn)

14 Some vodkas are distilled three times. Some are distilled 5 times. Kirkland Vodka is distilled 3/4 time. Why refine greatness?

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:10 PM (qyomX)

15 May the chest-bursters devastate the cast and crew.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 10:11 PM (1RvOn)

16 ...the two-minute instrumental song "Intro" by The xx is the No. 1 song to make love to. The rest of the top 10 sex songs are as follows: "From Eden" by Hozier, "Menswear" by The 1975, "Magic" by Coldplay, a remix of "You Me" by Disclosure, "Sweet Ophelia" by Zella Day, "Let's Get Started" by Dylan Gardner, "Night Like This" by LP, "Talk Is Cheap" by Chet Faker, and "Dreams" by Fou De Toi.

Sigh. Gettin' old. The only one of those I've even remotely heard of is Coldday.

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at February 21, 2015 10:11 PM (Dwehj)

17 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 21, 2015 10:12 PM (4gN5w)

18 I thought National Margarita Day was May 5?


Also, I figure "We're going to take back Mosul" is the Obama administration's attempt at "Look, we're really doing something substantive*, we swear! Although Special Forces are not boots-on-the-ground, because that is unacceptable."



*No disrespect meant to those who are over there right now.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:13 PM (TEpA2)

19 Thanks CDR M. I had just made a baaaad decision and you've bailed me out. Hopefully.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:13 PM (AxABj)

20 Am watching Giuliani's recent speech on February 13th "Countering Islamic Fundamentalism and a Nuclear-Armed Iran"

http://tinyurl.com/qez5k6t

Reactions:

1. Somebody get this guy a federal political office, STAT.
2. Wonder what the over-under is on his having a freak , ahem, medical 'mishap' /'condition la Breitbart or Joan Rivers.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2015 10:14 PM (oQQwD)

21 Harf

verb \'harf\

1. To make a ridiculously silly explanation. "They asked me why ISIS was violent, so I harfed by telling them it was totally a jobs thing."

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:14 PM (qyomX)

22 I can identify with Crimson Tide 2. I would have launched nukes myself back in those days, especially when the pizza didn't arrive on time.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 21, 2015 10:14 PM (si/E8)

23 Val U Rite is the only hobo infused vodka on the market.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2015 10:15 PM (BFSWM)

24 Was watching a golf tournament earlier (the European Tour) and they were in India. Someone mentioned if the on course reporter was worried about cobras. He said he hadn't seen any mongooses. No mongoose, no cobra. No sooner had he said that, a mongoose ran past him and went into the woods. He said he should have kept his mouth shut. (I watch golf, don't judge)

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 10:16 PM (Gngpe)

25 Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2015 10:15 PM (BFSWM)


Ahh, that's what I forgot made Val-U-Rite special.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:16 PM (93D1V)

26 14
Some vodkas are distilled three times. Some are distilled 5 times. Kirkland Vodka is distilled 3/4 time. Why refine greatness?

Harry Potter has a bottle stashed away that was distilled 9 3/4 times so that he and Ginny can get blasted when they turn 21.

Afterwards, she'll be known as Vodky.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 21, 2015 10:16 PM (o78gS)

27 That's not music to fuck to.

Where's the Slayer? the GWAR? the Al Green?

Posted by: Garrett at February 21, 2015 10:17 PM (Y1DN1)

28 So a Minneapolis police officer is shot in an ambush the day after a DHS report was leaked to CNN that talked about right wing extremists targeting cops,,

well yes because we have been having demonstrations all the time , in Ferguson, la, NY etc. yes tea partiers have been writing signs like, hands up don't shoot and looting like crazy.

Because as a rule we think cops are pigs.

Posted by: Comrade willow at February 21, 2015 10:17 PM (nqBYe)

29 I protest. This worst vodka every produced was Vodka Of The Gods. At the time you could buy it at Trader Joe's for 2.99.

The. Worst.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 21, 2015 10:17 PM (si/E8)

30 24 Was watching a golf tournament earlier (the European Tour) and they were in India. Someone mentioned if the on course reporter was worried about cobras. He said he hadn't seen any mongooses. No mongoose, no cobra. No sooner had he said that, a mongoose ran past him and went into the woods. He said he should have kept his mouth shut. (I watch golf, don't judge)

One mongoose. No cobra.

Posted by: Rikki tikki tavi at February 21, 2015 10:17 PM (qyomX)

31 Garrett,

Barry White.

'Nuf said.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 21, 2015 10:18 PM (si/E8)

32 One mongoose. No cobra.
Posted by: Rikki tikki tavi at February 21, 2015 10:17 PM (qyomX)


Meh. I don't give a shit.

Posted by: Honeybadger at February 21, 2015 10:18 PM (93D1V)

33 Howdy, y'all.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 10:18 PM (T1005)

34 Two girls, one cobra.

Posted by: Marie Hork and Jen Psocki at February 21, 2015 10:19 PM (Dwehj)

35 Those are some cute little lady golfers.

Posted by: Garrett at February 21, 2015 10:19 PM (Y1DN1)

36 In his weekly radio address Obama reaffirmed his love for America. "I love America-even its idiots."

Keep f'ing that chicken junior.

Posted by: Cheri at February 21, 2015 10:19 PM (ZFPMM)

37
"(Ridley) Scott will produce Blomkamp's film, which will take place after the events of Prometheus 2."

It's got Scott's farty Prometheus stink all over it. That, and it's Blomkamp. Can he possibly make a suckier bunch of suck than Elysium? I think he can.

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:19 PM (tBSrv)

38 I apologize in advance for anyone I may offend. (I will feel guilt.)



What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM (TEpA2)

39 So a Minneapolis police officer is shot in an ambush the day after a DHS report was leaked to CNN that talked about right wing extremists targeting cops. I know y'all be surprised to find out the perp does not match the DHS warning.


He was shot in a North Minneapolis neighborhood. North Mpls is like South-side Chicago. One time Beautiful homes and Apartment Buildings. I used to take a short cut through the area when Highway 12 was being converted to I-394. Even on the main road, I kept my eyes open and my doors locked.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM (k19Aq)

40 What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?

AGREED!!!!

- Gin Lovah

Posted by: BlackOrchidPhotobomb at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM (pS66t)

41 I think he can.
Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:19 PM (tBSrv)


It's not looking good for his latest movie. The Short Circuit reboot robot thingy.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM (93D1V)

42 30: I loved that ole Chuck Jones cartoon. It was based on a short story by Kipling if I recall.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 10:21 PM (Gngpe)

43 Walker/Cruz is my dream ticket in 2016. I don't trust Kasich, Perry disappointed in 2012, and Rubio is a snake. Anybody else agree? Disagree?

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 10:21 PM (cfFqn)

44 speaking of which tonite am having Ginger Toms - a lovely dry gin with ginger liqueur, lemon and syrup

very very nice

Posted by: BlackOrchidPhotobomb at February 21, 2015 10:21 PM (pS66t)

45 wrote and directed Elysium

Thus making unsuitable for viewing without peril sensitive sunglasses.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at February 21, 2015 10:22 PM (zauWW)

46 38 What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?

It contains alcohol, yes? So why this "point" question?

Okay, okay, a real answer: vodka martinis are for people who have not yet discovered the right gin for their taste.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:22 PM (qyomX)

47
What's the point of a vodka martini?
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Because I could never quite get the taste of gin.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:22 PM (AxABj)

48 speaking of right wing on dhs lists.
Do we actually have reputable statistics of when a right wing GROUP s does evil?

because it seems to me they are Much more concerned with 'scary right wing' you know those that would like to see fiscal sanity from govt, than they are to Isis or Boko Haram.. in fact they send them nicely worded hash tags like , give back our girls. AND as far as i know right wingers haven't been raping girls and selling them into slavery. or sending planes to kill fellow citizens or well you know..
fill in the blanks.

Posted by: Comrade willow at February 21, 2015 10:22 PM (nqBYe)

49
Holy crap.


I'm here early. Don't worry I won't be here long.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:22 PM (MDgS8)

50 Walker/Cruz is my dream ticket in 2016. I don't trust Kasich, Perry disappointed in 2012, and Rubio is a snake. Anybody else agree? Disagree?

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 10:21 PM (cfFqn)


Yes.

Posted by: BignJames at February 21, 2015 10:22 PM (j7iSn)

51 Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM (k19Aq

Is that part of Little Moghisdu?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:23 PM (RMo/a)

52 42 30: I loved that ole Chuck Jones cartoon. It was based on a short story by Kipling if I recall.

Huh. Cause, effect, upheaved. There's a Chuck Jones cartoon of that? Really? Got a link?

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:23 PM (qyomX)

53 Disclaimer: I don't like gin either. The last time I had gin was a gin and tonic to toast the Queen Mum when she died.



I just really don't understand why people would go to a bar and pay a lot of money for chilled vodka with olives.



I can rant about hockey if you prefer.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:23 PM (TEpA2)

54 Tale of Two Busches

Kurt Busch- Suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Friday after a Delaware Court finds sufficient evidence to move forward with a domestic abuse charge filed by his ex-girlfriend. Had 2 appeals of suspension heard today, both denied.

Kyle Busch- Compound fracture of his right leg and fracture of bone in left foot during an accident at Daytona today and will be out at least 5-6 months.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:24 PM (+Fae7)

55 Harf

verb \'harf\

1. To make a ridiculously silly explanation. "They asked me why ISIS was violent, so I harfed by telling them it was totally a jobs thing."

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:14 PM


^^^^^
This needs to be added to the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:24 PM (k19Aq)

56
What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?


Because.......it's a Martini.

What?

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:24 PM (MDgS8)

57 Nah, the Av's kind of suck again this year. I had high hopes when they brought in Roy as the coach, but it really hasn't panned out. I was hoping they'd be leading the division.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (AxABj)

58 how much booze do you need to make it to 2017?


asking for a friend

Posted by: i'm a cowboy baby... at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (pIhxB)

59 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:24 PM

Kyle will be back in the car first.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (k19Aq)

60 a martini has gin in it, eleven

Posted by: BlackOrchidPhotobomb at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (pS66t)

61 Afterwards, she'll be known as Vodky.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 21, 2015 10:16 PM (o78gS)


No, afterwards, she'll be known as "Mom".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (10ydV)

62 Cobra on the golf course? WTH? You have a bag full of golf clubs. . . .

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (+ICMR)

63 HOOORDE

Just found out my buddy from MD lurks here. Don't know if he's braved the comments yet. Not sure if I should tell him about the ONT. Although according to a recent text, he's drunk enough to fit in.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (e+1S5)

64 58
how much booze do you need to make it to 2017?
-------
All of it.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (AxABj)

65 That making out playlist proves spotify is used mostly by a younger crowd. Truly godawful.

Posted by: 144 at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (qzW5T)

66 He was shot in a North Minneapolis neighborhood. North Mpls is like South-side Chicago.


I used to drive through there when I lived in the cities. I concur. Nordeast on the other hand...

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (WXyhn)

67 Star Wars, Aliens, Indy.......lots of reboots/remakes going on these days.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (as+cO)

68 It's not looking good for his latest movie. The Short Circuit reboot robot thingy.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM

What the fuck? He's doing.... what???! Blomkamp is doing a rehash of that no. 5 is alive thing? That's it, where's my fucking valium?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (tBSrv)

69 67 Star Wars, Aliens, Indy.......lots of reboots/remakes going on these days.

f*cking new ideas, how do they work?

Posted by: Insane Clown Posse at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (qyomX)

70 Cobra on the golf course? WTH? You have a bag full of golf clubs. . . .

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (+ICMR)

King Cobra?

Posted by: BignJames at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (j7iSn)

71
I like Martinis.


That's Italian you know. I case you didn't know.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (MDgS8)

72 Just found out my buddy from MD lurks here. Don't
know if he's braved the comments yet. Not sure if I should tell him
about the ONT. Although according to a recent text, he's drunk enough
to fit in.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (e+1S5)


The first few times I read the comments here, I was appalled.

And here I am.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (TEpA2)

73 "Are you currently drinking Kirkland Signature Vodka?"

I stay away from that snooty top-shelf stuff.

Those yuppies and their showy hooch in plastic bottles.

If it comes in an unlabeled 20-liter metal jerry can and has half eaten through the welds at the seams, that's about my speed.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (noWW6)

74 Damn. That must've been one one hell of a wreck for Kyle.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (93D1V)

75 "Kurt Busch- Suspended indefinitely by NASCAR"



He ever come of his story of her being a secret agent chick?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:28 PM (as+cO)

76 I can rant about hockey if you prefer.
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015

Just turned on the Kings/Sharks game. How do they keep the ice, ice?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:28 PM (RMo/a)

77 DC, tell him to poke his nose in and say Hi. I mean, it couldn't hurt, could it? Well, not much at any rate.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:28 PM (AxABj)

78 Walker/Cruz is my dream ticket in 2016. I don't trust Kasich, Perry disappointed in 2012, and Rubio is a snake. Anybody else agree? Disagree?

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 10:21 PM (cfFqn)


Not a big fan of Cruz.

Preference would be for Martinez (NM) or Scott (SC) for the VP slot.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:28 PM (+Fae7)

79 52: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175122/

Probably find it at Youtube too or some other video service.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 10:29 PM (Gngpe)

80 Just turned on the Kings/Sharks game. How do they keep the ice, ice?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:28 PM (RMo/a)


Fantastic refrigeration underneath.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:29 PM (TEpA2)

81 BUSH/CHRISTIE 2016!
Just Get It Over With...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 21, 2015 10:29 PM (XO6WW)

82 Is that part of Little Moghisdu?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:23 PM



No, Little Mogadishu is the Cedar Riverside area, closer to the U of Mn. The African African American and the Non-African African Americans do not get along. They are racist, believe it or not. There have been fights/riots in some of the High schools between unnamed minority groups.


Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:30 PM (k19Aq)

83 Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (tBSrv)


Well technically not a reboot of Short Circuit but a story about a robot with feelings or something.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:30 PM (93D1V)

84 how much booze do you need to make it to 2017?


asking for a friend

Posted by: i'm a cowboy baby... at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (pIhxB)

In a perfect world about 200 bottles of mead, or one really big frigging barrel.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 21, 2015 10:30 PM (FMbng)

85
DC in the River City's friend....


If you comment here we shall mock you mercilessly.

No...we won't.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:30 PM (MDgS8)

86 80 Fantastic refrigeration underneath.

I see you've met my ex-wives.

Posted by: Donald Trump at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (qyomX)

87 ISIS TOOK OUR JERBS

Posted by: South Park Residents at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (fLKzW)

88 Although according to a recent text, he's drunk enough to fit in.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (e+1S5)


Drunk enough to fit in has always been my philosophy, not sure how well it has worked.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (8zCR+)

89 Fantastic refrigeration underneath.
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:29 PM (TEpA2)



That's some CO2 expenditure in CA!

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (93D1V)

90 78
I forgot about those two! What about Nikki Haley as VP?

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (cfFqn)

91 The first few times I read the comments here, I was appalled."


This place was very strange to me when I first found it. Did not get it. I thought "there's no way these people can hold a conversation like this....???"

Then I figured it out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (as+cO)

92 56

What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?

Because like the rifle it has a kick to it...

*sigh* I'll be in the barrel...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (XO6WW)

93 At drudge. Giuliani gives a speech that is going to.leave a hell of a mark. From the Washington examiner. Part one of two video clips. Well worth the five minutes

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 10:32 PM (zOTsN)

94 *whew* thought I'd left the italics open.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 21, 2015 10:32 PM (XO6WW)

95
The first few times I read the comments here, I was appalled.

And here I am.
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (TEpA2)

I wasn't. Shows you what a sick bastid I am. I did get a little grossed out when I made the mistake of looking some phrase up on urban dictionary. Can't remember what it was but it was sexual in nature and it involved poop.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 10:32 PM (eLZyM)

96 Oh, my mom had a Moron worthy comment this afternoon -- I told her that Giuliani has been getting death threats over his WH comments and she said

"It's probably the WH making those threats."

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2015 10:32 PM (BFSWM)

97 Cobra on the golf course? WTH? You have a bag full of golf clubs. . . .

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at February 21, 2015 10:26 PM (+ICMR)

King Cobra?

Posted by: BignJames at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM



some of the cobras spit venom. And if you get it in your eyes? been nice knowing you.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:32 PM (k19Aq)

98 >>>The first few times I read the comments here, I was appalled.aroused
And here I am.

Fixt for accuracy.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:33 PM (e+1S5)

99 I had a running fight with my then-wife about ordering martinis when we lived in Germany. A martini there was about 1/3 vermouth.

I had been a bartender. I spoke perfect German. I would explain the whole 'pour a little vermouth in the glass and pour it out' part. I really really know how to explain how to make a martini.

My wife kept telling me to quit trying because no one would make it right. She was right, but it didn't stop me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 21, 2015 10:33 PM (1xUj/)

100 Gee, Bill Richardson was an even worse governor than I realized after living through two terms. I did not think it was possible. I'm glad I got out of the hellhole that is New Mexico, even though I love it. It aspires to become a third world shithole.

Posted by: huerfano at February 21, 2015 10:33 PM (bAGA/)

101 Preference would be for Martinez (NM) or Scott (SC) for the VP slot.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at

You are usually spot on.,this time not so much. Martinez is your typical moderate GOPe woman. Susan Collins mixed in red beans & rice.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:34 PM (RMo/a)

102 Yeah, I lurked for a very long time before I started commenting. I was afraid of saying something stupid and having AtC unleash the ravages on me. Scared the crap out of me.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:34 PM (AxABj)

103 I used to serve Legal Papers in North Minneapolis. Bad 'Hood, but you knew that they didn't give a fuck so they didn't sweat getting served legal papers. I had most of my fights in more affluent areas southwest of the cities.... Minnetonka area.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 10:34 PM (fLKzW)

104 87 ISIS TOOK OUR JERBS
Posted by: South Park Residents at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (fLKzW)

I heard that in the actual voices.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 10:35 PM (eLZyM)

105 "I loved that ole Chuck Jones cartoon. It was based on a short story by Kipling if I recall."

I always figured that the travails of Wile E. Coyote were at the hands of the Gods Of The Copybook Headings.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 10:35 PM (noWW6)

106 Evening, all. 10" new snow to greet me when I return home tomorrow. Hope all is well in Moronland.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 21, 2015 10:35 PM (2TR6I)

107 No, Little Mogadishu is the Cedar Riverside area, closer to the U of Mn. The African African American and the Non-African African Americans do not get along. They are racist, believe it or not. There have been fights/riots in some of the High schools between unnamed minority groups.


Posted by: rd at February

A number of years ago for NCAA sweet 16 elite 8 went thru Little Mog. Yuck. F*cking yuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:35 PM (RMo/a)

108 Kyle will be back in the car first.
Posted by: rd at February 21, 2015 10:25 PM (k19Aq)


Kurt got lucky that Gene Haas wanted him in the 41 because Tony Stewart sure didn't, especially after he got rid of Ryan Newman to bring Harvick over.

I do believe Kurt has burned every bridge in NASCAR now, and Stewart-Haas' statement from yesterday that Busch was suspended regardless of what NASCAR ruled on his suspension tells me that they will cut ties as soon as they negotiate a settlement.

Gene Haas would prefer to have Regan Smith run the rest of the season so that he doesn't have any headaches this year while he gets his F1 team ready for next season.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (+Fae7)

109 Preference would be for Martinez (NM) or Scott (SC) for the VP slot.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at



You are usually spot on.,this time not so much. Martinez is your
typical moderate GOPe woman. Susan Collins mixed in red beans
rice.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:34 PM (RMo/a)


Not Susan Collins, but Tim Scott, R-SC; replaced Jim DeMint and is one of the most conservative members of the Senate. African-American. Credits a Chick-Fil-A owner for turning his life around.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (TEpA2)

110 Sitting in the cell lot waiting to pick up the husband. I'm pretty sure I made the list of shame this week with him gone.

Anyway, I didn't recognize a single one of those spotify songs.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (xcfQ7)

111 Are "Trunk Monkey" and "Truck Monkey" the same moron? Different?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (as+cO)

112 Can't remember what it was but it was sexual in nature and it involved poop.
Was it a "steve kroft"?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (2KB+E)

113 "Well technically not a reboot of Short Circuit but a story about a robot with feelings or something."

There has been all this talk about Mitt running again.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (noWW6)

114 I think that list of songs need The Minute Waltz added to it.


...or Pop Goes The Weasel.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (NeFrd)

115 Obama is directing a remake of Birth of a Nation.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (W5DcG)

116 The first few times I read the comments here, I was appalled.aroused

And here I am.



Fixt for accuracy.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:33 PM (e+1S5)


Wrong. I really was appalled.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (TEpA2)

117 New Mexico seems more and more like Old Mexico.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (2o6Wj)

118 Welcoming committee! Stand by to receive a new moron. Bring the gift basket. No, the other one. The one that doesn't make that ticking sound.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (e+1S5)

119 How to know if I've made a really bad decision?

I made it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - oh no, not again at February 21, 2015 10:38 PM (ACs58)

120 Are "Trunk Monkey" and "Truck Monkey" the same moron? Different?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (as+cO)
*********
Same. Most people just read it as Trunk Monkey so I converted

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 10:38 PM (fLKzW)

121 112 dirty sanchez Steve croft.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 10:38 PM (RNq50)

122 115
Obama is directing a remake of Birth of a Nation.
-----
So when does he rip off his hood and rescue Mooch from the evil Rethuglikkkans?

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:39 PM (AxABj)

123 The Giuliani speech is speaking truth to power. It's not the dinner comment. A full speech. Like he reads here

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 10:39 PM (zOTsN)

124 Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (TEpA2)

Tim Scott an excellent choice. Not Martinez.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:39 PM (RMo/a)

125 I am not a very high ranking Moron. I didn't think anyone would notice.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 10:39 PM (fLKzW)

126 120 Are "Trunk Monkey" and "Truck Monkey" the same moron? Different?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (as+cO)
*********
Same. Most people just read it as Trunk Monkey so I converted
Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 10:38 PM


Wait. I remember you explaining, and linking to the Origin Story video, and it was all Trunk, not Truck based.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:39 PM (qyomX)

127 I am amused by the Guliani remarks. But hey! Didn't we know that Obama is a red-diaper baby 7 years ago?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (V70Uh)

128 "Same."


Welcome back. Been seeing that nick for a while and couldn't figure it out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (as+cO)

129 91
This place was very strange to me when I first found it. Did not get it. I thought "there's no way these people can hold a conversation like this....???"

Then I figured it out.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:31 PM (as+cO)

I felt the same way when I first discovered Redeye. I was up late and flipping through the channels and landed on it. I though, "What the hell? On Fox News?" By the second or third night I was hooked.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (eLZyM)

130 CDR M I know it's been a while but did you ever get that certain Sig De Sauer version #226?

I've had two friends over recently who have never shot, and after shooting all manner of weapons (Beretta, Glock, 1911) they both have said they like the 226 the best. They also shot it better as well.

Having said that, I am cleaning my version #227 of the same brand right now.



Posted by: pilot141 at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (cVitw)

131 I was in the military a long while so not appalled. But never look up the definitions or go to the photos.

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (zOTsN)

132 115 Obama is directing a remake of Birth of a Nation.

Which Nation? I don't think he's that fond of this one. Indonesia, maybe?

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (qyomX)

133 Hoooooooorde!!!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 10:41 PM (GEICT)

134 Well technically not a reboot of Short Circuit but a story about a robot with feelings or something.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:30 PM

Oh. Ok, it sounds just lame rather than fucking insane. Still, it's been done and fucked up between spielberg, Will smith and Robin williams already. I'm still living in forlorn hope that someone will do I, Robot, The Rest of the Robots and Bicentennial man justice one day. Maybe the Complete Robot as a series, or even just Bicentennial Man, but Blomkamp is not that man.

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:41 PM (tBSrv)

135 If you want some good movies to watch, starting tomorrow morning on TCM will be: The Time Machine, Forbidden Planet, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

As far as Number Five - http://youtu.be/yA9WhYnsD_4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 10:41 PM (1RvOn)

136 The life in Medieval Europe article was interesting. What's frustrating to me is that even today the perception is that combat was ungainly hack and slash, especially between armored knights who are portrayed as barely able to stand up.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 21, 2015 10:41 PM (10ydV)

137 125
I am not a very high ranking Moron. I didn't think anyone would notice.
-------
Welcome fellow plebe. You're in good company. Here *shoves cold beer through USB port*

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:41 PM (AxABj)

138 9 hours to go, 9 hours to go... Is 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning too early for a martini?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (XlFLJ)

139 127 I am amused by the Guliani remarks. But hey! Didn't we know that Obama is a red-diaper baby 7 years ago?

The most amusing part of the whole thing is exactly about that -- that people just might be able to accept it now. Gross incompetence has caused a lot of scales to fall from a lot of eyes.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (qyomX)

140 74 Damn. That must've been one one hell of a wreck for Kyle.
Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:27 PM (93D1V)

75 "Kurt Busch- Suspended indefinitely by NASCAR"



He ever come of his story of her being a secret agent chick?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:28 PM (as+cO)


Head on into the inside retaining wall after sliding through the grass. Estimated at about 100mph, and the inside retaining wall did not have the SAFER barriers.

Last I heard, Kurt was doubling down on her being a secret agent/assassin still. He must really like Coco Puffs.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (+Fae7)

141 "Are "Trunk Monkey" and "Truck Monkey" the same moron? Different?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:36 PM (as+cO)

*********

Same. Most people just read it as Trunk Monkey so I converted
Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 10:38 PM (fLKzW)"Most people have NOT seen the "Trunk Monkey" fake commercials on youtube.They have no idea what you are riffin' on.The "Trunk Monkey" rocks...

Posted by: ChrisP at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (Ib3Td)

142 In this speech Giuliani vivisects Obama for his insane foreign policy

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (zOTsN)

143
types.....deletes

types.....deletes.....

Decides to leave Vendette alone.......

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (MDgS8)

144 125 I am not a very high ranking Moron. I didn't think anyone would notice.
Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February

You are. Don't sell yourself short

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (RMo/a)

145 "I am not a very high ranking Moron. I didn't think anyone would notice."


I like to think we have a classless society here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (as+cO)

146 pantsless society.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (XlFLJ)

147 OG, somedays it's never too early for a martooni. Tomorrow looks like one of those days.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:44 PM (AxABj)

148 Trunk Monkey- You have always been high in my opinion.




Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 21, 2015 10:44 PM (NeFrd)

149 Cochran! Please tell me you didn't quit drinking for Lent too?

Bannion and thathalfrican are both sober until Easter.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:44 PM (e+1S5)

150 145 I like to think we have a classless society here.

Maybe, once AtC is safely tucked in, and unless Peaches shows up.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:44 PM (qyomX)

151 Head on into the inside retaining wall after sliding
through the grass. Estimated at about 100mph, and the inside retaining
wall did not have the SAFER barriers.



Last I heard, Kurt was doubling down on her being a secret agent/assassin still. He must really like Coco Puffs.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (+Fae7)


Kyle went into the wall.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:44 PM (TEpA2)

152
If you want some good movies to watch, starting tomorrow morning on TCM will be: The Time Machine, Forbidden Planet, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Three of my all time faves.

Forbidden Planet is maybe the first best sci-fi movie of all time.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:45 PM (MDgS8)

153 108:Gene Haas would prefer to have Regan Smith run the rest of the season so that he doesn't have any headaches this year while he gets his F1 team ready for next season.


F1? I did not know that. Cool. Haas has roots in road racing (CART, Sportscars, etc.). Honda is coming back to F1 this year. MacLaren Honda, seems like old time.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 10:45 PM (Gngpe)

154 Decides to leave Vendette alone.......

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (MDgS


If you need to talk hockey, here I am.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:45 PM (TEpA2)

155 149 Cochran! Please tell me you didn't quit drinking for Lent too?

Bannion and thathalfrican are both sober until Easter.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:44 PM (e+1S5)



Ummm...no. I'm Baptist. No Lent.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 10:45 PM (GEICT)

156 112 Can't remember what it was but it was sexual in nature and it involved poop.
Was it a "steve kroft"?
Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (2KB+E)

Heh.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 10:45 PM (eLZyM)

157 Marty Smith @MartySmithESPN
NASCAR: Kurt Busch is disallowed from participating in any NASCAR activity. "Will set forth clear guidelines for his return."

I think the chick is probably lying since she's a proven liar and psycho. But she won. Judge ruled to allow her case to move forward, and Nascar brought the hammer down. Kurt is good and truly f*cked. Bye-bye multi-million dollar career. Bye-bye fame and fortune.

If you followed this, at all, this is the same chick who claimed she was a government assassin.

There's a rule about sticking it in crazy and Busch violated that rule. When he broke up with her and took away his money -- she freaked.

What exactly happened in his trailer, nobody knows. Classic he-said, she-said. She's lied about lots of other stuff and had no visible injuries even though she claimed he smashed her head into a mirror 3 times

Regardless, the judge believed her. Pretty much over now. No sponsor will have anything to do with him now, anyway. He is fooked.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (ZPrif)

158 >>I like to think we have a classless society here.

In more ways than one.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (g1DWB)

159 Decides to leave Vendette alone.......

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (MDgS

Very smart move!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (ftVQq)

160 Forbidden Planet is maybe the first best sci-fi movie of all time.
-------
Yeah, especially when Cookie has Robbie the Robot make all that hooch. The special effects were awesome for that time period.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (AxABj)

161 "Head on into the inside retaining wall after sliding through the grass.
Estimated at about 100mph, and the inside retaining wall did not have
the SAFER barriers."



Ow-y on the noggin. Gotcha.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (as+cO)

162 Head on into the inside retaining wall after sliding
through the grass. Estimated at about 100mph, and the inside retaining
wall did not have the SAFER barriers.



Last I heard, Kurt was doubling down on her being a secret agent/assassin still. He must really like Coco Puffs.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 10:42 PM (+Fae7)
******
Video of the wreck here.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=efQf2SLebnE

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (XrHO0)

163 So another Liam Neesom movie. Is everything he makes a Taken?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (RMo/a)

164 117 New Mexico seems more and more like Old Mexico.
Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 10:37 PM (2o6Wj)

IIRC New Mexico has a very high violent crime rate. You'd think the people who live there would be bothered by that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (eLZyM)

165 Obama's birth of a nation: Epidural and caesarion section. No pain, all gain.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (2o6Wj)

166 >>>Ummm...no. I'm Baptist. No Lent.

Neato! But wait...don't Baptists frown on drinking in general?

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (e+1S5)

167 Attention Horde, AllenG who maybe has a blog is seeking funding for his novel.

http://www.gofundme.com/mtglvo

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (1RvOn)

168 When you defend your assault case by claiming you thought your girlfriend was an assassin

Maybe you are crazy

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (zOTsN)

169 157 There's a rule about sticking it in crazy and Busch violated that rule. When he broke up with her and took away his money -- she freaked.

Even the most successful cannot transcend that rule. The crazy just arrives with more attractive packaging.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:48 PM (qyomX)

170 It was actually warm while I shovelled the snow this evening at 16F because there was, finally, no freakin' wind!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 10:48 PM (2KB+E)

171 Nascar might offer some Road to Recovery type deal, like they do with positive drug tests. Sit out a year, go through treatment courses, maybe an owner will pick you back up.

But, if she's lying and he's innocent, that would require him to confess to a crime he didn't commit. And then would any company want to sponsor a confessed woman-beater? Doubt it.

Hope he saved his money.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 10:48 PM (ZPrif)

172 They borrowed animators from Disney for some of the effects, like the guns firing on the monster and the monster itself.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 10:48 PM (1RvOn)

173 Otho,
Valium is an old school drug. It gives me a wicked hangover. I prefer xanax.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM (si/E8)

174 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (ftVQq)



A highlight of the NoVaMoMee is meeting him.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM (TEpA2)

175 "Was it a "steve kroft"?"


*Ladies, look away*


Was it "blumkin?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM (as+cO)

176 "If you want some good movies to watch, starting tomorrow morning on TCM will be: The Time Machine, Forbidden Planet, and 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Wow! So: Yvette Mimieux, Anne Francis, and, um, a crazy computer.

I did note sadly that Rod Taylor had died just the other day. One of those rare men who could play highbrow, or a tough guy. Or both, as he did in _The Time Machine_.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM (noWW6)

177 Posted by: pilot141 at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (cVitw)


Not yet but soon. Ive gotten hooked into archery with my son now.

Posted by: CDR M at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM (93D1V)

178 Watched Birdman last night. Don't recommend.

Posted by: Cheri at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM (ZFPMM)

179 I feel bad for my home state, NM. I'm not surprised though that they're missing 100mil. The place has been run by dem legislatures for a while. Santa Fe and the big influential cities are liberal. Bummer.
In my younger days, the kind of chicks I hung out with like to do it to Hendrix. At somepoint though, if you're listening to music, you ain't doing it right or your partner is a sack of cement. Might as well go wax the dolphin then.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (X7rg1)

180 Dear. Lord.

We went thru the McDonald's drivethru and the children got happy meals. The toy is some talking sponge bob abomination and all 4 children are pushing there's at the same time. Serenity now. Serenity now.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (xcfQ7)

181 I say again: the perfect vacation spot for the Obongos.

http://www.vice.com/video/snake-island-full-length

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (oKE6c)

182 Well, she told a bunch of people she was a trained govt assassin, according to what I read. Her defense in court was that Busch was lying and it was all from a screenplay she was working on. But several other people said, no, she used to brag about being a secret agent assassin lady.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (ZPrif)

183 127 I am amused by the Guliani remarks. But hey! Didn't we know that Obama is a red-diaper baby 7 years ago?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 21, 2015 10:40 PM (V70Uh)

We also knew that he was comfortable with terrorists like Ayers and Dohrn. Commander in Chief wanting to hang out with people who planned to blow up a bunch of American Soldiers. And half our population is fine with it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (eLZyM)

184
Yeah, especially when Cookie has Robbie the Robot make all that hooch. The special effects were awesome for that time period.

What blew me away was the vast infinite seeming corridors. What a far reaching concept in the infancy of sci-fi.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:51 PM (MDgS8)

185 I would just like to say that the best invention ever... Right after the automobile, is the Snowblower.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 10:51 PM (fLKzW)

186 "So another Liam Neesom movie. Is everything he makes a Taken?"


Pretty much. I had the exact same reaction.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:51 PM (as+cO)

187 I like to think we have a classless society here.

In more ways than one.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2015 10:46 PM (g1DWB)

********

We Haz lotso class here. We just hasn't used Any of it yet.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 10:51 PM (cIoI4)

188 We went thru the McDonald's drivethru and the
children got happy meals. The toy is some talking sponge bob abomination
and all 4 children are pushing there's at the same time. Serenity now.
Serenity now.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (xcfQ7)


Mean person here: Since Spongebob is supposed to be an underwater creature you could encourage them to throw the toys into the bathtub to see what happens.


I hope you're doing well with #5!

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:52 PM (TEpA2)

189 183 We also knew that he was comfortable with terrorists like Ayers and Dohrn. Commander in Chief wanting to hang out with people who planned to blow up a bunch of American Soldiers.

He still does. He attended a wedding with them, last year.

And half our population is fine with it.

Not established. The news they follow never told them that.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:53 PM (qyomX)

190 Metropolis and Forbidden Planet left a greater impact on film and media than 2001 did. But all three will keep knocking your socks off.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 10:53 PM (1RvOn)

191 165 Obama's birth of a nation: Epidural and caesarion section. No pain, all gain.


And a tight twat, to boot.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 10:53 PM (2o6Wj)

192 Otho, Valium is an old school drug. It gives me a wicked hangover. I prefer xanax.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 21, 2015 10:49 PM

Oh, ok. Xanax is a bit too wishy washy for me. I'm old school when it comes to getting fucked up. No subtlety. Not that I'm a big fan of valium or anything. It's ok, like lime cordial is ok. But, it's legal and people won't get judgey about it.

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (tBSrv)

193 eleven, looking down from that catwalk was dizzying.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (AxABj)

194 I saw the promo for the reality TV series she tried to launch last year about her being a "pocket commando" and bad-ass gun chick. She had some defense contractor company, I think.

So Kyle's season is over and Kurt's career is over on the same night. Same time. Kurt had his final appeal in the Nascar office's at the same time that Kyle had emergency surgery to repair the compound fracture of his right shin.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (ZPrif)

195 Lauren - when my kids were little I used to loathe having to take them to a Chuckey-Cheese birthday party. The big rat used to scare my daughter to death but they loved it. I wanted to rip my hair out.

Now CC serves alcohol. I missed that benefit.

Posted by: Cheri at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (ZFPMM)

196 Liam Nosome tosses his own salad. What a disgusting Hollyturd.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (XlFLJ)

197 Obama Presents: Abortion Of A Nation.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (qyomX)

198 I thought a "blumkin" was one of those whole, fried onion things at chain restaurants?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (2KB+E)

199 So another Liam Neesom movie. Is everything he makes a Taken?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (RMo/a)


He has made a really good career, and a fortune playing the avenging angel.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (8zCR+)

200 That, and it's Blomkamp. Can he possibly make a suckier bunch of suck than Elysium? I think he can.

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 10:19 PM (tBSrv)

Indeed he can!

Posted by: Chappie at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM (nFdGS)

201 No concerts! No concerts! It's a freakin' hockey game. No concerts during the intermission!

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM (TEpA2)

202 We went thru the McDonald's drivethru and the children got happy meals. The toy is some talking sponge bob abomination and all 4 children are pushing there's at the same time. Serenity now. Serenity now.
Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 10:50 PM (xcfQ7)

Enjoy.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM (RMo/a)

203 "Not established. The news they follow never told them that."



I work with some Obama voters. Talked with one one time and mentioned Ayers. He seemed to genuinely have no idea what I was referring to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM (as+cO)

204 I don't see how any of this is even close to what the Brits did in Malaya in the 1950's


Posted by: i'm a cowboy baby... at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM (pIhxB)

205
201 No concerts! No concerts! It's a freakin' hockey game. No concerts during the intermission!
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM

Give me the small venue and Mike Millbury being a douche weasel at intermission

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:57 PM (RMo/a)

206 2000 illegal alien inmates riot at Texas prison protesting slow medical care


Set fire to the barracks so they will be transferred to other states

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 10:57 PM (zOTsN)

207 [best invention] Right after the automobile, is the Snowblower.
Thank you, peon. [sniff; sniff]

Posted by: sen. lisa murkowski, gabe's BFF at February 21, 2015 10:57 PM (2KB+E)

208 That shit about the Kirkland Vodka bit is true....


Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too true.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 21, 2015 10:58 PM (R5HRU)

209 "I thought a "blumkin" was one of those whole, fried onion things at chain restaurants?"



Yes, I suggest you order one the next time your at Outback.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:58 PM (as+cO)

210 We have plenty of class. It's just that none of it is First.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 10:59 PM (2KB+E)

211 Set fire to the barracks so they will be transferred to other states
Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February

Lead poisoning so they can be buried under foreign soil.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:59 PM (RMo/a)

212 Neato! But wait...don't Baptists frown on drinking in general?
Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (e+1S5)



The really hardcore old school ones? Yeah.

Let me put it this way....during discussions on roles of deacons and such, the pastor told us that he can't honestly say that there is an absolute proscription against all drinking to be found in the Bible. What he can say is that there is one against drunkenness.

And that as Christians, we are to look to God for our direction. We are to give our lives to Him. Drinking to excess, being a drunk, gives that control to something/someone else.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 10:59 PM (GEICT)

213
eleven, looking down from that catwalk was dizzying.

Yes.

Great movie. And Ann Francis. Also.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 10:59 PM (MDgS8)

214 I love Sunday mornings for the book thread. Even when I'm working I can find time for a big glass of hot tea and sit down and enjoy the thread. I'll be in transit for about 12 hours tomorrow but have some nice layover time... but I'm thinking that large glass of hot tea is going to give way to a large bottle of wine. 2 weeks of 24 7 straight and I am ready for a drink.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:00 PM (XlFLJ)

215 I proudly state that I only drink Hood River Rum and Vodka.

However in my case it is because I am trying to comply with that whole "Locovore" ethos.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 11:00 PM (t//F+)

216 What he can say is that there is one against drunkenness.
------
Seriously. Look what happened to Lot.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:00 PM (AxABj)

217 "Now CC serves alcohol. I missed that benefit."

Interesting...

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 11:00 PM (xcfQ7)

218 Busch clearly has issues, too. And maybe he did it. Nobody knows for sure since it's he said/she said. He says he'd broken up with her and she stormed into his trailer and he was just trying to get her to leave. She says he raged out and smashed her head 3x.

It's a moot point now. Doesn't even matter if he wins the court case. Court case is still ongoing. Judge just ruled it can proceed and he won't dismiss it cause he thinks the odds are Busch did it.

So he can win the court case months from now and be found not-guilty. But it doesn't matter much. And Nascar specifically said that he's suspended indefinitely regardless of the outcome of the actual court case.

It's a sponsor driven sport and public opinion is what matters.

I'm sure Nascar is happy they got this done before the season starts. For them, it's not worth the headache.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 11:01 PM (ZPrif)

219 205
201 No concerts! No concerts! It's a freakin' hockey game. No concerts during the intermission!
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:55 PM

Give me the small venue and Mike Millbury being a douche weasel at intermission



I'd prefer a Kathryn Tappen striptease myself.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:01 PM (Gngpe)

220 I am glad I only watched the sequel to Rose of Versailles in Italian. With this kind of music, I would have probably caused an international incident by hunting down the Italians behind the dub.

http://youtu.be/Os9IakD5NOw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:02 PM (1RvOn)

221 John Nolte @NolteNC 8m8 minutes ago
Remember when the media demanded Democrats declare Republicans patriots who believe in Jesus.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 11:02 PM (ZPrif)

222 Liam Neeson and Ed Harris in a new movie. Two liberal douches that are anti-gun star in a movie where they portray bad-asses? No.

Posted by: Cheri at February 21, 2015 11:03 PM (ZFPMM)

223 >>>the pastor told us that he can't honestly say that there is an absolute proscription against all drinking to be found in the Bible. What he can say is that there is one against drunkenness.

I typed something funny, but I'm not gonna mock your religion. Your ancestry is fair game.

You fucking drunken ginger mick.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:03 PM (e+1S5)

224 Sigh. Gettin' old. The only one of those I've even remotely heard of is Coldday.


Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at February 21, 2015 10:11 PM (Dwehj)


I thought the number-one sound track for nookie was Ravel's Bolero. Amirite?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:03 PM (Jh0nR)

225 "Valium is an old school drug. It gives me a wicked hangover. I prefer xanax. "

Like most drugs, the body develops a tolerance to Xanax, requiring higher and higher doses to be effective. You need to rotate the various tranquilizers. This also includes opiates. YMMV.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (2o6Wj)

226 CDR M, enjoy the time with your son. Good for you.

Posted by: pilot141 at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (cVitw)

227 LOL @ blumpkins.

A myth in real life, but for the right price anything goes on camera.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (R5HRU)

228 I typed something funny, but I'm not gonna mock your religion. Your ancestry is fair game.

You fucking drunken ginger mick.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:03 PM (e+1S5)




Now that's just a total lie. We all know it wasn't funny.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (GEICT)

229 "Mean person here: Since Spongebob is supposed to be an underwater creature you could encourage them to throw the toys into the bathtub to see what happens."

Haha if we weren't in the car I might give it a try. I'm starting to support my husband's anti happy meal stance.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (xcfQ7)

230 Let me put it this way....during discussions on
roles of deacons and such, the pastor told us that he can't honestly say
that there is an absolute proscription against all drinking to be found
in the Bible. What he can say is that there is one against drunkenness.



And that as Christians, we are to look to God for our direction. We
are to give our lives to Him. Drinking to excess, being a drunk, gives
that control to something/someone else.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 10:59 PM (GEICT)



My translation: If you don't feel like you should drink, don't. If you want to drink in moderation, do so. But don't get wasted and if you know someone who has a problem with alcohol, don't drink around him/her.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (TEpA2)

231 2000 dreamers from that 3rd world shit hole complaining that our prisons aren't up to their standards.

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (zOTsN)

232 I thought the number-one sound track for nookie was Ravel's Bolero. Amirite?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:03 PM (Jh0nR)

******

Ahhh, Bo Derek memories. Add ball gag and serve hot.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 11:05 PM (cIoI4)

233 "And that as Christians, we are to look to God for our direction. We are to give our lives to Him."

God, I love you, man!

::: hic :::

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 11:05 PM (noWW6)

234
You fucking drunken ginger mick.


Hey....man....I aint no ginger.

Not that there's anything ever wrong with that ever.......

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:05 PM (MDgS8)

235 Some might say we have a Cask System..

Posted by: The Barrel at February 21, 2015 11:05 PM (Y1DN1)

236 "Two liberal douches that are anti-gun star in a movie where they portray bad-asses? No."


I know, I know. Hard to believe.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:06 PM (as+cO)

237 Blomkamp - Making Alan Smithee look like Stanley Kubrick.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:06 PM (1RvOn)

238 John Wayne just said "peckerwood" on the TV

I'm kinds diggin old school, may have to find some Schlitz or Oly to drink too

Posted by: i'm a cowboy baby... at February 21, 2015 11:06 PM (pIhxB)

239 >>>Now that's just a total lie. We all know it wasn't funny.

Hate. You.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:06 PM (e+1S5)

240 What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?


Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 10:20 PM (TEpA2)


The alcohol degreases the olives, making them more digestible.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:06 PM (Jh0nR)

241 Here's a more accurate re-enactment of medieval fighting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvqhk7YDH9U

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:07 PM (eLZyM)

242 Haha if we weren't in the car I might give it a try. I'm starting to support my husband's anti happy meal stance.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 11:04 PM (xcfQ7)


Big kids dig the dollar menu.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:07 PM (TEpA2)

243 Hate. You.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:06 PM (e+1S5)




Hahahahha.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:08 PM (GEICT)

244 Thunder B, over on WZ, a DC district court judge ruled that we can't detain illegals from central America because it would make them feel unwelcome.
WTF?

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:08 PM (AxABj)

245 "I proudly state that I only drink Hood River Rum and Vodka."

Mandrake, have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water, or rainwater, and only pure grain alcohol?

::: activates Wing Attack Plan R :::

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 11:08 PM (noWW6)

246 I'd prefer a Kathryn Tappen striptease myself.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February

That would be worth the price od admission.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:08 PM (RMo/a)

247 >>What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?

Same reason there's a gin martini. Martini sounds more elegant than a shot of booze.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2015 11:09 PM (g1DWB)

248 You are usually spot on.,this time not so much. Martinez is your typical moderate GOPe woman. Susan Collins mixed in red beans & rice.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:34 PM (RMo/a)


I like Cruz, but I think the GOP needs to get away from being Texas centric.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:09 PM (+Fae7)

249 >> I thought the number-one sound track for nookie was Ravel's Bolero. Amirite?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:03 PM (Jh0nR)


whut? not 'fat bottomed girls" by queen?

or 'Ice, Ice baby' by vanilla ice?


come on, mate!

Posted by: i'm a cowboy baby... at February 21, 2015 11:10 PM (pIhxB)

250 Same reason there's a gin martini. Martini sounds more elegant than a shot of booze.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2015 11:09 PM (g1DWB)


Makes sense!

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:10 PM (TEpA2)

251 "John Wayne just said "peckerwood" on the TV"


Heh.


I watched that just the other day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:10 PM (as+cO)

252 "[best invention] Right after the automobile, is the Snowblower."

The gas-powered weed-whacker is right up there, too.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:10 PM (2o6Wj)

253 247 >>What's the point of a vodka martini? If it's just chilled vodka with olives, why?

Same reason there's a gin martini. Martini sounds more elegant than a shot of booze.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2015 11:09 PM (g1DWB)



Vodka martini is vodka and dry vermouth.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:11 PM (GEICT)

254 F1? I did not know that. Cool. Haas has roots in road racing (CART, Sportscars, etc.). Honda is coming back to F1 this year. MacLaren Honda, seems like old time.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 10:45 PM (Gngpe)


Yeah. He's got a deal with Ferrari to act as a feeder team for them like Toro Rossa does with Red Bull.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:11 PM (+Fae7)

255 "::: activates Wing Attack Plan R :::"


Ain't nobody got the "Go" code yet.

Posted by: Maj Kong at February 21, 2015 11:11 PM (as+cO)

256 That thing about "songs people make love to: is fake. It doesn't include "I Can't Get Started With You."

But maybe that's just me.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 21, 2015 11:11 PM (lG2E3)

257 Vodka martini, dirty, extra olives. Yes please.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:12 PM (XlFLJ)

258 Vodka martini is vodka and dry vermouth.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:11 PM (GEICT)


I know people for whom a vodka martini is vodka on ice in a martini glass with olives.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:13 PM (TEpA2)

259 >>
So another Liam Neesom movie.

Fcuk Liam in his prissy squeakhole, the gun using but hatin' hypocrite.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2015 11:13 PM (BFSWM)

260 I know people for whom a vodka martini is vodka on ice in a martini glass with olives.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:13 PM (TEpA2)



Heathens.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:13 PM (GEICT)

261 Rest assured if these 2000 dreamers were in federal prison in texas it was because they had also committed some violent crimes

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 21, 2015 11:13 PM (zOTsN)

262 257 Vodka martini, dirty, extra olives. Yes please.
Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February

Vodka Gimlet please.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:13 PM (RMo/a)

263 >>Vodka martini is vodka and dry vermouth.

And a regular martini is made with gin and vermouth. But the best martinis are made with a vermouth rinsed glass and gin or vodka.

Vermouth is just there as a hint of flavor, it's all about the booze.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2015 11:14 PM (g1DWB)

264 " "songs people make love to: is fake. It doesn't include "I Can't Get Started With You."





Or "Baby got Back"

Posted by: Maj Kong at February 21, 2015 11:14 PM (as+cO)

265
Fcuk Liam in his prissy squeakhole, the gun using but hatin' hypocrite.

'Tis a bit vexating isn't it?

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (MDgS8)

266 The media is up to their usual shit. The headline is "Walker question's Obama's Christianity." Then you find out that he was replying to a reporter's question. Now why would they ask the governor of Wisconsin whether or not Obama is a Christian? Just to get the headline they wanted.
Why don't Democrats get this treatment? Just once, I'd like a reporter to ask Obama just what the Muslims did to help create the founding of this country.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8HGb7)

267 I thought the number-one sound track for nookie was Ravel's Bolero. Amirite?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Led Zeppelin #2

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (WXyhn)

268 Goodnight, Maj Kong

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (as+cO)

269 "Same reason there's a gin martini. Martini sounds more elegant than a shot of booze."

The name come from the addition of Martini and Rossi vermouth.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (2o6Wj)

270 Vodka Gimlet was one of the dwarves at the Battle of Five Armies, right? the short one with the long beard?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (XlFLJ)

271 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8zCR+)

272 270 Vodka Gimlet was one of the dwarves at the Battle of Five Armies, right? the short one with the long beard?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (XlFLJ)



No, that was his wife.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:16 PM (GEICT)

273 The media is up to their usual shit. The headline is
"Walker question's Obama's Christianity." Then you find out that he was
replying to a reporter's question. Now why would they ask the governor
of Wisconsin whether or not Obama is a Christian? Just to get the
headline they wanted.




Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8HGb7)


Because they wouldn't dare to ask Obama about it.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:16 PM (TEpA2)

274 Major Kong has left the blog to visit Las Vegas with his emergency survival kit?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:16 PM (1RvOn)

275
The name come from the addition of Martini and Rossi vermouth.

Well there you go.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (MDgS8)

276 *taps chin*

Susanna Hoff or Annie Lennox.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (1RvOn)

277 252, it's a tough sell in the middle of the winter with more than half the country frozen, but the best invention after the automobile, is the air-conditioner.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (8HGb7)

278 Of course, the reason so many reporters love Obama so much is because they know he's an atheist like them. They identify with him.

They know he's lying. Just like with gay marriage.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (ZPrif)

279 Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:10 PM (2o6Wj)

Caller ID!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (ftVQq)

280 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.


Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8zCR+)


Half the acts in the 50s.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (TEpA2)

281 The Pretenders.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 11:17 PM (RNq50)

282 "Major Kong has left the blog to visit Las Vegas with his emergency survival kit?"


Speaking on behalf of Maj Kong, he had a "blast."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (as+cO)

283 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM


Could you clarify those parameters?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (tBSrv)

284 "[best invention] Right after the automobile, is the Snowblower."

nope,

not even close...

battery powered personal vibrating objects and personal carpet trimming devices

Posted by: Sandra L. Fluke at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (pIhxB)

285 Blondie.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (RNq50)

286
Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.

1) The chick with her boobies X-ed out with black tape.

2) I got nuthin.

3) Ummmmm.....

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (MDgS8)

287 Lita Ford

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (XlFLJ)

288 273--of course. I wonder if Obama has even heard of The Barbary Pirates. That's the only Muslim thing I can come up with close to the founding of the US...

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:19 PM (8HGb7)

289 Pat Benatar

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:19 PM (Gngpe)

290 Pat Benatar

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:19 PM (Gngpe)

291 whoops

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:19 PM (Gngpe)

292 Garbage.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (RNq50)

293 I like Cruz, but I think the GOP needs to get away from being Texas centric.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:09 PM (+Fae7)


In my darker moments, which are increasing in frequency, I suspect Texas will be America's last redoubt.
In my brighter moments, I liken it to the Pusan perimeter.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (oKE6c)

294 196 Liam Nosome tosses his own salad. What a disgusting Hollyturd.
Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 10:54 PM (XlFLJ)

Is that something I don't want to look up on urban dictionary?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (eLZyM)

295 "1) The chick with her boobies X-ed out with black tape."


That would be "The Pretty Reckless."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (as+cO)

296 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.
Posted by: cm900

The Pretenders
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (WXyhn)

297 Heart - Anne and Nancy

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (AxABj)

298 Oh....never mind....I thought you said punk rock bands.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (MDgS8)

299
I lurked for a long time, came up with a stupid handle, then started posting insipid things.

... I'm workin' on it

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (KG0mU)

300 The Bangles?

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (TEpA2)

301 Garbage, yes.


Flyleaf.

Evanescence.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (as+cO)

302 Halestorm

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (GEICT)

303 Jefferson Airplane

Posted by: Garrett at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (Y1DN1)

304 Four Non-Blondes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (as+cO)

305 I like to think we have a classless society here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 10:43 PM (as+cO)


You know, the first couple of times I read comments here I knew this to be the case.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (t//F+)

306 St. Vincent.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (as+cO)

307 199 So another Liam Neesom movie. Is everything he makes a Taken?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 10:47 PM (RMo/a)

Didn't he become a muslim? Has he beheaded anyone yet?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (eLZyM)

308 I don't consider Heart to be a pop-rock band but yeah.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (MDgS8)

309 Four Non-Blondes.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (as+cO)


We're talking best here.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (TEpA2)

310 Musically, The Bangles started out strong, but they faded. But at least all their members were pretty good-looking. Unlike The Go-Go's.....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (8HGb7)

311 Pat Benatar
Joan Jett
Stevie Nicks
Christy
Chrissy Hyne (sp?)

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (cIoI4)

312 I don't know about bands, but Bonnie Raitt is an awesome guitar player/frontman.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (KG0mU)

313 Curt Cobains widdow raoks it hard


so does that chick who sings for queen

Posted by: Sandra L. Fluke at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (pIhxB)

314 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:21 PM (as+cO)

Good choices.

Is Florence and the Machine considered rock? Cause that chick can siiiiiiing.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 21, 2015 11:23 PM (R5HRU)

315 Odd, I don't care for straight Gin, but a Gin & Tonic with a twist of lime?

Perfect sailor's drink, for when you've got the boat back on the dock, with all lines made and the ship secured for the night.

G&Ts, with a light bodied cigar, before dinner.

Then, the steaks, with beer or a good ale.

Afterwards, full bodied cigars, with Bourbon, or any number of Sherry's or Ports.

Even a poor boater lives a rich life, at times.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2015 11:23 PM (RzZOc)

316 Is it all girl? Mostly girls? Just girl singer in a group?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 11:23 PM (tBSrv)

317 295--Wendy O Williams....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:23 PM (8HGb7)

318 The Runaways? Joan Jett? Still gotta go with Heart.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:23 PM (2o6Wj)

319 It is a Given, that every thing Neesom does is a Taken.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (RzZOc)

320 Jim,

I think you're supposed to drink sherry on the right side of the boat. Port is left.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (KG0mU)

321 These Levi hipster commercials piss me off.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (Gngpe)

322 299


I lurked for a long time, came up with a stupid handle, then started posting insipid things.



... I'm workin' on it

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM (KG0mU)


You're doing pretty well.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (T1005)

323 Hey, anyone know anything about soldering irons? I have to get a good one.




Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (gsfK5)

324 I like gin and club sodas with lime.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (R5HRU)

325 323 Hey, anyone know anything about soldering irons? I have to get a good one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (gsfK5)



They're really hot.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (GEICT)

326
295--Wendy O Williams....

That's it.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (MDgS8)

327 >>>Halestorm

This times a million. Not *just* because I think Lizzy Hale would be an absolute handful in the bedroom.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (e+1S5)

328 308
I don't consider Heart to be a pop-rock band but yeah.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:22 PM (MDgS


What the heck do you consider 'em to be?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (T1005)

329 Nothing can stop this fully operational Death Burger

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/selection-du-weekend-128-76.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (1RvOn)

330 The GoGos.

Posted by: Garrett at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (Y1DN1)

331 "Lita Ford"

Have seen her play live twice.

Burned the house down and spat in the hot ashes. Both times.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (noWW6)

332 At this point I will post something I have posted before: Alanis Morrissette as a pop tart in Canada before she changed and became famous in the US:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7afdfBHj4

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (TEpA2)

333 Hey, cthulhu, how're they hangin'

* the tentacles, I mean

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (KG0mU)

334 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.


Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8zCR+)


Suzi Quatro. Heart, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (Jh0nR)

335 "We're talking best here."



Hey, when I hear "What's Up" I stop down and sing along. I can't help it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (as+cO)

336 Could you clarify those parameters?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 11:18 PM (tBSrv)


Was looking for best rock or pop bands with a heavy female influence.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (8zCR+)

337 Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:16 PM (TEpA2)

The MSM don't ask Obama about anything substantial or even potentially upsetting.

What we are seeing is the opening salvo in the systematic destruction of every Republican candidate using the finest Alinskii tactics to flood the Republican candidates with gotcha questions, distort their answers, and maintain the LiV illusion that D candidate is not the corrupt, incompetent, statist, power-hungry politician that they actually are.

And how are you this snowy eve Ms V?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (ftVQq)

338 This times a million. Not *just* because I think Lizzy Hale would be an absolute handful in the bedroom.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:25 PM (e+1S5)



Lzzy is dirty grungy sexy hot. And a voice to die for.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (GEICT)

339 323
Hey, anyone know anything about soldering irons? I have to get a good one.











Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (gsfK5)


How good, and who's paying for it?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (T1005)

340 Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) brew up in my home town. She gets props for that.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (2o6Wj)

341 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands.

Runaways
L7
The Cranes
Dark Princess (the Olga Romanova era)

Actually, on topic of Cranes . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9IyrYRrjSQ

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (AVEe1)

342 Y5 to solder electronics or just simple wiring?

Is precise heat control vital?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:27 PM (1RvOn)

343
What the heck do you consider 'em to be?


Rock.

Pop-rock is different than rock, at least to me.

Posted by: eleven at February 21, 2015 11:27 PM (MDgS8)

344 Yankeefifth, depends on what you are doing the soldering on.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (AxABj)

345 Janis Joplin

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (WXyhn)

346 333
Hey, cthulhu, how're they hangin'



* the tentacles, I mean

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (KG0mU)


Green, limber......life is good. Or death. Whatever.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (T1005)

347 Soldering Iron?

Get 'em cheap, while they last. At Radio Shack! Now Bankrupt, for your greater inconvenience!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (RzZOc)

348 I am not so sure about the music for sexing, I mean if you are sexing who is listening and if your sex is so boring that you are listening to the music you are doing something wrong, or your partner is.

However, I can assure you Neil Diamond and Herb Alpert are great if you are trying to get to the getting to the sexing.









Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (gsfK5)

349 Zephyr

Posted by: Garrett at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (Y1DN1)

350 Grew, not brew.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (2o6Wj)

351 Bonnie Raitt put out some good stuff, but she's a fucking annoying, preachy Lefty. Normally, I can overlook politics, but not in her case.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (8HGb7)

352 Hey BCochran is this something to ready for future MoMes?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/selection-du-weekend-128-12.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (1RvOn)

353 Soldering iron selection depends on the task:

1. Fixing old ham radios (big)
2. Sparking the bong (medium)
3. Extracting intel (use your imagination)

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (KG0mU)

354 And how are you this snowy eve Ms V?


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM (ftVQq)


I shoveled twice today and paid shoveling forward after the neighbor across the street did the same for me. Now I'll have a lay a whole lot of salt down tomorrow.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:29 PM (TEpA2)

355 171 Nascar might offer some Road to Recovery type deal, like they do with positive drug tests. Sit out a year, go through treatment courses, maybe an owner will pick you back up.

But, if she's lying and he's innocent, that would require him to confess to a crime he didn't commit. And then would any company want to sponsor a confessed woman-beater? Doubt it.

Hope he saved his money.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 10:48 PM (ZPrif)


This road has two different branches to it, the "A.J. Almendinger" road and the "Jeremy Mayfield" road.

The AJ Almendinger road is this: get a positive drug test, NASCAR suspends you for it with the "path" back. You follow NASCAR's path by going through 30 days of rehab, agree to added drug testing, and prove yourself to NASCAR that you take responsibility for your actions. By doing that, you lose your ride, and all the other owners in the garage are a little apprehensive about hiring you when you have finished, but eventually, one of the field fillers hires you. You keep your nose clean for a year or two, the bigger name owners see that you mean it, and eventually you get a better ride, win races, and make the Chase for the Championship. Respect re-earned.

Then there is the Jeremy Mayfield route. Test positive for drugs, deny every using drugs. Sue NASCAR for their drug suspension, win that in Court to get reinstated, and right after reinstatement, fail your drug test. Come up with all kinds of theories as to why you were suspended, and deny ever using crystal meth. Later, have your farm raided by the local police who find trailers full of stolen goods and a bunch of crystal meth, which you swear you never used.

I believe Kurt Busch might be taking the Jeremy Mayfield route back.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:29 PM (+Fae7)

356 full version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI3oU-50UiQ

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2015 11:29 PM (AVEe1)

357 Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (gsfK5)



Depends upon what you're using it for. In my experience Weller made a good one that held up pretty well, both the gun type and the pencil type.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (ftVQq)

358 353 Soldering iron selection depends on the task:

1. Fixing old ham radios (big)
2. Sparking the bong (medium)
3. Extracting intel (use your imagination)

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM
=====
Quite right, JohnnyBoy, quite right.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (X7rg1)

359 http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/selection-du-weekend-128-12.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (1RvOn)



Dude. That's awesome.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (GEICT)

360 What we are seeing is the opening salvo in the systematic destruction of every Republican candidate

And non candidates like Rudy, Rush and anyone who dares question the quality of the emperor's clothing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (W5DcG)

361 wow

L7



that's been a while

Posted by: I'm a cowboy baby... at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (pIhxB)

362 Yeah JoeF, I agree. If I let politics in, it would wreck just about everything I listen to.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (KG0mU)

363 Mothers of Invention

Posted by: BignJames at February 21, 2015 11:30 PM (j7iSn)

364 Skid Row

Posted by: Garrett at February 21, 2015 11:31 PM (Y1DN1)

365 >>>Lzzy is dirty grungy sexy hot. And a voice to die for.

She's got an amazing set of pipes. And pins. Seriously, I only have like 5 bands logged on my Sirius radio, and Halestorm is one.

FFDP is another because Ivan Moody is just plain awesome.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:31 PM (e+1S5)

366 Melissa Etheridge


Sheryl Crow


Natalie Merchant


Sarah McLachlan

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:31 PM (as+cO)

367 Carly Simon deserves a mention as well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 11:32 PM (XrHO0)

368 Now why would they ask the governor
of Wisconsin whether or not Obama is a Christian? Just to get the headline they wanted.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8HGb7)

Their job is to destroy republican candidates. I'll vote for the republican nominee, just because of that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:32 PM (eLZyM)

369 pretend we're dead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKLETNBTGx8

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2015 11:32 PM (AVEe1)

370 I am a marginally competent solderer, but at one point I figured something had to be wrong with me, or the iron, or both.

No. It was the solder. Reduced in lead content to save the Erf.

It takes a damn hot iron to work with these new "green" low lead solders.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 11:32 PM (noWW6)

371 Hey, anyone know anything about soldering irons? I have to get a good one.











Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (gsfK5)


Good for what purpose? Electrical work, PC boards, or soldering substantial sheet metal parts. Anything from about 40 to over 200 watts.

The time-tested Weller dual heat 100/140 watt soldering gun is ideal for quick general repairs, wire splices on cars/trailers, etc., but a little too hot for working on printed circuit boards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:32 PM (Jh0nR)

372 She's got an amazing set of pipes. And pins. Seriously, I only have like 5 bands logged on my Sirius radio, and Halestorm is one.

FFDP is another because Ivan Moody is just plain awesome.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:31 PM (e+1S5)



Go to youtube and watch Halestorm's vid for Daughters of Darkness.

Whole video is a tribute to the current ladies of rock/metal/etc.

Yessir

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:33 PM (GEICT)

373 I hate the MSM so much, I might even vote for Jeb.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:33 PM (eLZyM)

374 321--I know. I hated it the first time I saw it. It's annoying and it's so obviously pandering that If I was a bearded hipster, I's stay the fuck away from that brand. There's a car commercial--Honda? Toyota?--that's grasping for the same demo.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:33 PM (8HGb7)

375 AND! Chrissy Hynde and the pretenders is Rush's theme music ("I went back to Ohio, but my city was gone...)

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:33 PM (2o6Wj)

376 355: Roger Penske was a big influence on A.J. getting his shit together.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:33 PM (Gngpe)

377 "Hey, anyone know anything about soldering irons? I have to get a good one."



Is burning the house down a huge thing? If no, I might suggest Harbor Freight.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (as+cO)

378 Anna, Cthuhlu, Old Blue,

I am getting a soldering iron for a friend who needs something with accurate temperature controls for soldering on printed circuit boards. It is something of a gift so I would like the iron and any basic essentials to be $200 or less.

They are new to soldering, it is for an engineering project for an EE student working on some sort of a communications project, and it is their first foray into soldering.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (gsfK5)

379 Evening, y'all.


Sex music? I've used this in the past, when the occasion called for music.

http://youtu.be/I-6q8_nrTUA

Posted by: Country Singer at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (nL0sw)

380 Was looking for best rock or pop bands with a heavy female influence.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:26 PM

Oh, ok. That would probably be Suzi Quatro's band... although I'd probably nominate Ike and Tina Turner's revue as number one, due to Tina's influence, although she wasn't the "dominant" force per se, but that's a grey area I'm exploiting.

Suzi Quatro 1975

http://youtu.be/iMZEy-2iztE

Tina Turner 1973

http://youtu.be/F1bjL6I8IHo

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (tBSrv)

381 I shoveled twice today and paid shoveling forward
after the neighbor across the street did the same for me. Now I'll have a
lay a whole lot of salt down tomorrow.


Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:29 PM (TEpA2)

So, you're feeling right at home, eh?
Good on ya' for the paying forward. Too few people do that these days.
You do know that the salt you so casually toss about will eventually wind up in the Atlantic Ocean and become an ecological nightmare, right?
/s

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (ftVQq)

382 377 Is burning the house down a huge thing? If no, I might suggest Harbor Freight.

"The cheapest tools. The fewest uses before they break."

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 11:35 PM (qyomX)

383 Evenin' everyone.

317
295--Wendy O Williams....


I didn't know this was a Plasmatics kinda crowd.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:35 PM (UVfht)

384 One Square only you heathans!!

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 21, 2015 11:35 PM (pIhxB)

385 1) The chick with her boobies X-ed out with black tape.

Wendy Williams of the Plasmatics, you Phillistine.

And you forgot Siouxsie and the Banshees

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 11:35 PM (t//F+)

386 Plasitc bra chick from Missing Persons

and
ONE SQUARE ONLY

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 21, 2015 11:36 PM (pIhxB)

387 Can we expand the chick led rock band discussion to chick singers with hawt voices?

Diana Krall. I would low-crawl over 2 miles of broken glass, without underwear and dragging a 20lb weight tied with 550 cord to my nuts just to have her backhand me. Hawt.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 21, 2015 11:36 PM (X7rg1)

388 If you're doing electronics, Weller in the higher wattage range. Pencil type with a fine tip. Nothing is more annoying when you're doing a lot of work and the soldering tip goes cold and you have to wait for it get hot again. Pistol type are clumsy for that kind of fine work. Pistol, again in the higher wattage range if you're doing sheet metal kind of stuff because of the heat transfer to the work object and the larger volume of solder you're trying to put down. Either one, you need to keep the tip clean as it can get all gummed up from the flux. I'd say in the 60 to 75 watt range. Stay away from the 9.99 special at Rat Shack.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (AxABj)

389 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM


Berlin
Garbage
Motels

And my guilty pleasure, ABBA.

If you said country, simple:
Allison Krauss and Union Station

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (+Fae7)

390 Natalia Terekhova
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJ88Rnkyog

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (AVEe1)

391 Plasitc bra chick from Missing Persons


Dale Bozzio? Terry's wife, IIRC.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (UVfht)

392 "The cheapest tools. The fewest uses before they break."


Zackly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (as+cO)

393 321 These Levi hipster commercials piss me off.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:24 PM (Gngpe)

Levis have been cheapened. The denim isn't nearly has heavy as it one was.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (eLZyM)

394 370 Torquewrench!




Old - school solder: http://tinyurl.com/8a65tz2


Posted by: Steck at February 21, 2015 11:37 PM (5i94q)

395 So, you're feeling right at home, eh?
Good on ya' for the paying forward. Too few people do that these days.
You
do know that the salt you so casually toss about will eventually wind
up in the Atlantic Ocean and become an ecological nightmare, right?
/s


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (ftVQq)\

Snow to sleet to freezing rain to rain is not at home!!! There, it snows and it stays.


I'll lay down salt so it can go into the salty ocean

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:38 PM (TEpA2)

396 Of course, Sade is good for setting the mood, as well.

http://youtu.be/_WcWHZc8s2I


http://youtu.be/kcPc18SG6uA


http://youtu.be/4TYv2PhG89A

Posted by: Country Singer at February 21, 2015 11:38 PM (nL0sw)

397

Soldering iron for electronics: 15 watt.

Go to Radio shack (if you can find one), Fry's, ...

Posted by: Arbalest at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (FlRtG)

398 Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (gsfK5)


The ubiquitous AoS Amazon page leads you to several Weller soldering stations in the $100+ range that should do the trick.

Good to see you back, I thought you had not been around for quite a while, but I am an intermittent visitor myself.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (ftVQq)

399 >>>Go to youtube and watch Halestorm's vid for Daughters of Darkness.

Off I go. Here, have a Burton Baton as a thank you.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (e+1S5)

400 Couple weeks ago, I bought some 60/40 tin/lead rosin core solder for electrical work at a hardware store in Apache Junction. $12.99 for a quarter-pound roll. That's over $50 a pound, people. Sheesh! And I couldn't find a better price.


Pro tip: if you see a roll of solder at a yard sale or swap meet, snag it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (Jh0nR)

401 I've seen Joan Jett in concert. She puts on a great show.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (eLZyM)

402 Finally read the New Mexico $100M accounting error article. What a crock of hooey -- they're saying that their CASH account is $100M off. This can be traced back to the year and month it went wack in a matter of days.




By contrast, I corrected a $140M accounting error at one of my clients one time -- they had a bond sinking fund entry for $70M that they'd booked backwards....and, since bond sinking funds are somewhat imaginary tail-chasing exercises, nobody bothered to do a reality check.




But cash?!?!? You get regular bank statements with cash.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:40 PM (T1005)

403 I've seen Joan Jett in concert. She puts on a great show.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (eLZyM)


Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.

Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (TEpA2)

404 The problem with chick bands--and individual female recording artists--is that sooner or later it comes down to their looks. That's unfair, but that's the way it is, and because of that , there's a tendency to view them as novelty acts with a short shelf-life. Remember those albums by Sarah MacLachlane, Jewel and Alanis Morisette that everybody had in the '90's (even guys kept them around their places because they thought it might help them get laid)? All in the dollar bin at the few places that still sell CD's. And they are worthless if you try to sell your copy. They will offer you nothing.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (8HGb7)

405 Elvis

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (zOTsN)

406 Caro Emerald? (we talking quality or fame?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP8r5Wj1jRY

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (t//F+)

407 "I am getting a soldering iron for a friend who needs something with accurate temperature controls for soldering on printed circuit boards."

These days, printed circuit boards include fussy tiny SMD components that you need magnifiers and tweezers just to place accurately, much less reliably solder.

I don't think the industry have kept up with requirements.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (noWW6)

408 The gear linked in 394 is dirt-cheap and just exactly like what I used to build dozens of electronic kits, growing up. A $100 soldering station would have been an unimaginable luxury, and I don't know what more it would have provided. A hot iron, a wet sponge, and some good thin 60/40 or 63/37 solder are all you really need.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (qyomX)

409 377
"Hey, anyone know anything about soldering irons? I have to get a good one."



Is burning the house down a huge thing? If no, I might suggest Harbor Freight.






Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (as+cO)


The Harbor Freight one is utterly worthless.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (T1005)

410 OK, Hordelings, off to bed for me. Stay warm, and stay safe. See me later.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (AxABj)

411 I'll lay down salt so it can go into the salty ocean


Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:38 PM (TEpA2)

I got a kick out of the purists in Boston that were having a fit because the mayor was proposing to load dump trucks with snow and dump the snow in the harbor thus "contaminating" the harbor. Funny thing, I guess they had never seen it snow or rain over the harbor or at sea.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (ftVQq)

412 I don't care for goth rock or whatever its called but The Gathering had a ginger singer that had some serious pipes. I don't know if she is still with them or if the group still exists. She's hot too.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (Gngpe)

413 I was a young EMT at a Joan Jett concert many years ago. She was so f****** high she would do one song stagger off stage we put her on oxygen for 5 minutes and should go out and do another song. What a great concert! She can still rock my speakers.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (XlFLJ)

414 @402


Are you a math witch?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (as+cO)

415 However, I can assure you Neil Diamond and Herb Alpert are great if you are trying to get to the getting to the sexing.
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:28 PM (gsfK5)

Herb Albert? You sex to trumpets? You dog!

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:43 PM (eLZyM)

416 Saturday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/569174221022220288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/569175225985843200

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/569175777444564992

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/569176057288503296

Posted by: kbdabear at February 21, 2015 11:43 PM (GrXXa)

417 353 Soldering iron selection depends on the task:


My dad spent his working life soldering cicuit boards. He died from a long, slow battle with dementia. I blame it on all his years of breathing lead fumes. He lived until 87, but by 70 he was already showing signs.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:43 PM (2o6Wj)

418 271 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands. Go.
Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:15 PM (8zCR+)

Yuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:43 PM (RMo/a)

419 These days, printed circuit boards include fussy tiny SMD components
that you need magnifiers and tweezers just to place accurately, much
less reliably solder.


That's exactly why I picked late 70's/early 80's electronics for hobby bashing on. Through hole soldering, single layer boards. It's the schiznit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:44 PM (UVfht)

420 Okay...how is this?

Walker/Cruz
Walker/Haley
Walker/Perry
Walker/Scott

Which one, Horde?

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 11:44 PM (cfFqn)

421 "The Harbor Freight one is utterly worthless."


The snark was implied. That was the fun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:44 PM (as+cO)

422 Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.
Posted by: Vendette

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Muddy Waters
Albert King

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 11:44 PM (WXyhn)

423 The problem with chick bands--and individual female recording artists--is that sooner or later it comes down to their looks.

To some extent.

But then there are bands like Romeo Void . . . or, my personal favourites,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYoiCStDTQg

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2015 11:45 PM (AVEe1)

424 Homosexuality is as Real as a Magical Sphinx

Apparently, 'Marginalized sexual-romantic orientations are represented as the real and very accurate mythical creatures they are.'

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8426

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 11:45 PM (0Ew3K)

425 420 Okay...how is this?

Walker/Cruz
Walker/Haley
Walker/Perry
Walker/Scott

Which one, Horde?
Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 11:44 PM (cfFqn)



You forgot one.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:45 PM (GEICT)

426 Torque, for those components we actually had a pencil that blew hot air. Hot enough to melt the solder. But when you're dealing with components that are only slightly larger than your tweezers, you can't get a regular soldering iron in there.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 11:45 PM (AxABj)

427 I used to have a thing for Sheryl Crow at one time and I'm ashamed to admit that I not only bought her albums--I played them. And enjoyed them--especially the one with "If It Makes You Happy." But that was 20 years ago, and I haven't played one of her albums in over 15 years....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:45 PM (8HGb7)

428 I'm likin' the Walker / Haley ticket, myself...

Posted by: Will Folks at February 21, 2015 11:46 PM (4gN5w)

429

Walker/Perry -- > Perry/Walker

Perry won't play second banana.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 21, 2015 11:46 PM (FlRtG)

430 ...and I haven't played one of her albums in over 15 years....

There's always the skeet range.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (UVfht)

431

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (eLZyM)


Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015

Love to see people and/or bands no longer with us. Marley, The Doors, Hendrix, SR Vaughn etc

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (RMo/a)

432 Walker/ Bush ?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (8HGb7)

433 The ubiquitous AoS Amazon page leads you to several Weller soldering stations in the $100+ range that should do the trick.

Good to see you back, I thought you had not been around for quite a while, but I am an intermittent visitor myself.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:39 PM (ftVQq)



Hey, thanks, for the information and kind thoughts. I was gone for a while but now I am back, berma shave.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (gsfK5)

434 Sometimes a weird lead chick is the only thing that gives a band personality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksfDjpVgvAo`

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (qyomX)

435 Walker/Jindal?

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (zOTsN)

436 378
Anna, Cthuhlu, Old Blue,



I am getting a soldering iron for a friend who needs something with
accurate temperature controls for soldering on printed circuit boards.
It is something of a gift so I would like the iron and any basic
essentials to be $200 or less.



They are new to soldering, it is for an engineering project for an
EE student working on some sort of a communications project, and it is
their first foray into soldering.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (gsfK5)


These are the workhorses of production soldering environments: http://tinyurl.com/le6ak69

He may not use it for everything he ever solders in his life (there are tools specific for tight-pitch surface-mount components), but he probably will pass it on in his will.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:48 PM (T1005)

437 Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (TEpA2)

Tina Turner

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:48 PM (eLZyM)

438 >>>Which one, Horde?

Yes.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:48 PM (e+1S5)

439 Jindal is being a pretty good attack dog

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (zOTsN)

440 422 Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.

Little Feat. With Lowell George sober, or only just as impaired as he was for Waiting for Columbus.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (qyomX)

441 Walker/Jindal?

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (zOTsN)

There you go!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (ftVQq)

442 435 Walker/Jindal?
Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (zOTsN)




Ding ding ding

At this point, I'd be happy with any configuration of Walker, Perry and Jindal. I'm a fan of all three.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (GEICT)

443 They are new to soldering, it is for an engineering
project for an EE student working on some sort of a communications
project, and it is their first foray into soldering.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (gsfK5)


Then you definitely want a soldering station. It will have a base with controls in it, and a receptacle to hold the hot iron (or pencil) when not actively in use. Might as well throw in a "third hand" clamping device, and a solder-sucker, too. The whole shebang should run under the $200 figure, unless you go top-drawer on the solder station. Oh, include a few spare tips, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (Jh0nR)

444 Evening horde.

Jetta performed as well as expected in the snow/ice.

Posted by: RWC - Coffee. Yes please. at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (HKu0W)

445 "The problem with chick bands--and individual female recording artists--is that sooner or later it comes down to their looks."

Chrissie Hynde never had looks to begin with.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (2o6Wj)

446 376 355: Roger Penske was a big influence on A.J. getting his shit together.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:33 PM (Gngpe)


Roger was the one that fired him when he got popped on the test, but Roger had just fired Kurt Busch for being a dick, so he needed to let his sponsors know that he had the shit under control. Losing a $15M+ sponsorship would make you get shit under control, but I think Roger would have preferred to not fire AJ.

I'm actually glad the kid got back on track for what everyone said was just "accidentally" taking Adderall.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (+Fae7)

447 432 Walker/ Bush ?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (8HGb7)

No FCUKING Bush

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:50 PM (RMo/a)

448 LP's really the thing these days--and you know what young hipsters are paying big bucks for in used vinyl? Yup. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Hendrix.

Same as it ever was.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (8HGb7)

449 "Perry won't play second banana."


I dunno.


Ex-Governor. Shown no signs of Senate aspirations (Cornyn.) Makes another run and fails but gets the phone call from the nominee? Why not?

What else is he doing?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (as+cO)

450 Splunge, whoa. This is music to hotbox a Winnebago to

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (AVEe1)

451 Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.

Ronnie Montrose, Steve Vai, Phil Lynott, and Keith Moon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (UVfht)

452 413 I was a young EMT at a Joan Jett concert many years ago. She was so f****** high she would do one song stagger off stage we put her on oxygen for 5 minutes and should go out and do another song. What a great concert! She can still rock my speakers.
Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:42 PM (XlFLJ)

That's interesting because when I saw her she looked really good for her age. This was an outdoor concert and we were pretty close to the front. Usually women who seriously abuse substances look haggard.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (eLZyM)

453 Walker/Hillary

"Practice in avoiding being poisoned makes for a strong Presidency."

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (qyomX)

454 No FCUKING Bush

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:50 PM (RMo/a)

carefull, danger close to homo there

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (pIhxB)

455 I'm actually glad the kid got back on track for what everyone said was just "accidentally" taking Adderall.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly

Yeah i accidentally pop 2-3 pc per week instead of my BP meds

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (RMo/a)

456 447, I agree. I was trying to be funny, as in "George Herbert...Walker/Bush...."

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (8HGb7)

457 Walker/Martinez or Walker/Haley.

Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (cmBvC)

458 Melissa Ethridge? Could they have not gotten Metallica? Exodus? I'm no metal head but either would be a vast improvement over fucking Melissa Etheridge.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (Gngpe)

459 Girl fronted band? Republica.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (mx5oN)

460 Walker/Jindal. Hmmm.

Jindal has been snarky this last little bit. I like him. Republicans have a very deep bench in 2016.

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (cfFqn)

461 Tina Turner

posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:48 PM (eLZyM)

Agree.

Also Allman Brothers, Stevie Nicks

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (ftVQq)

462 Also, Lords of Acid.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (mx5oN)

463 Jindal would make an excellent veep choice.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (8HGb7)

464 Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM

Saw Vai with Zappa twice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (RMo/a)

465 Walker/Jindal?

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (zOTsN)


This is my preferred ticket at the moment. Walker/Carson sounds good too.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (8zCR+)

466 Sponsors are much more forgiving of a one-time drug use (allmendinger) than domestic abuse.

Allmendinger popped for amphetamines. Said he took it while out with friends. Of course, that would also increase focus and help with race car driving, too.

Regardless of whether he was trying to cheat or get high -- sponsors can forgive that.

And the Allmendinger route requires Busch to admit he did it it -- whether he did it or not.

Unless the chick breaks down in court and confesses she made the whole thing up, I doubt Kurt ever drives for Nascar again. Even if he wins the case. Even if he then goes through some wife-beater Road to Recovery Nascar sets up.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (ZPrif)

467
The gear linked in 394 is dirt-cheap and just exactly like what I used
to build dozens of electronic kits, growing up. A $100 soldering station
would have been an unimaginable luxury, and I don't know what more it
would have provided. A hot iron, a wet sponge, and some good thin 60/40
or 63/37 solder are all you really need.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (qyomX)


Agreed. Everything Y5's friend needs, as a starter, is right there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (Jh0nR)

468
Saw Vai with Zappa twice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Very cool. Is it too late to include Zappa for vocals in my aforementioned lineup?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (UVfht)

469 464 Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM

Saw Vai with Zappa twice
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:54 PM (RMo/a)

Very cool. I got to see Satriani, Vai and Petrucci all on stage together one time. Awesome stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (mx5oN)

470 Perry / Walker 2016


State = John Bolton

Energy = Palin

Justice = Mark Levin (sorry, gotta leave Trey Gowdy in the legislature.... too valuable there!)

EPA & Interior, re-merged. = Victor Davis Hansen

Defense = Gen. Mattis.

Press Secty = (would love Brietbart!).... who.... maybe Dennis Miller.

Treasury? _______________


What sayeth ye Horde?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (RzZOc)

471 "Also, Lords of Acid."


Thank you.


How in the crap did I forget LoA?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (as+cO)

472 458 Melissa Ethridge? Could they have not gotten Metallica? Exodus? I'm no metal head but either would be a vast improvement over fucking Melissa Etheridge.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (Gngpe)

F*cking and Melissa Etheridege do not go hand in hand IYKWIM

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (RMo/a)

473 432 Walker/ Bush ?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:47 PM (8HGb7)

That would be worth it just to humiliate someone who thinks we have dynasties.
I'd also like to see liberal douchebag/Hillary

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:56 PM (eLZyM)

474 443
They are new to soldering, it is for an engineering

project for an EE student working on some sort of a communications

project, and it is their first foray into soldering.



Posted by: yankeefifth at February 21, 2015 11:34 PM (gsfK5)


Then
you definitely want a soldering station. It will have a base with
controls in it, and a receptacle to hold the hot iron (or pencil) when
not actively in use. Might as well throw in a "third hand" clamping
device, and a solder-sucker, too. The whole shebang should run under the
$200 figure, unless you go top-drawer on the solder station. Oh,
include a few spare tips, too.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2015 11:49 PM (Jh0nR)


Definitely a "yes" on the solder-sucker -- maybe this one http://tinyurl.com/no8ood2

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:56 PM (T1005)

475 422 Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.

I would like to see Blood, Sweat, and Tears, because I took my girlfriend, and they never showed!

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 21, 2015 11:56 PM (2o6Wj)

476 Allman Brothers "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from Live at the Fillmore is one of the most sublime pieces of popular music ever recorded.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:56 PM (8HGb7)

477 446: A.J. did some races with Penske's Indycar team. I actually didn't know he raced with his NASCAR team. I haven't followed NASCAR in a while. A.J. did some sportscar races too. He's pretty versatile.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at February 21, 2015 11:56 PM (Gngpe)

478 "Press Secty = (would love Brietbart!).... who.... maybe Dennis Miller.
"




Hehehehehe.................



Bloody awesome.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:57 PM (as+cO)

479 Now there's a question: Who would you love to see in concert? Past or present.
Posted by: Vendette at February 21, 2015 11:41 PM (TEpA2)


The Rat Pack

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 11:57 PM (+Fae7)

480 Very cool. Is it too late to include Zappa for vocals in my aforementioned lineup?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at

Nope, hell no.

Lynott a grat choice tho. Love the Lizzy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:57 PM (RMo/a)

481 Treasury? _______________

What sayeth ye Horde?

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (RzZOc)




Honestly? Not because I'm a fan, but because it would cause a mass suicide event amongst liberals: Ron Paul.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 21, 2015 11:57 PM (nL0sw)

482 Actually talked to Joan Jett many many times on the phone. Fun gal.

Gal I worked with/drinking buddy is really, really close with her.

Posted by: RWC - Coffee. Yes please. at February 21, 2015 11:57 PM (HKu0W)

483 "Are you a math witch?"

If she weighs the same as a duck, then... she's made of wood?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 11:57 PM (noWW6)

484 How about a triumvirate with Walker, Jindal, and Guiliani? Some sort of time-share thing...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 21, 2015 11:58 PM (XlFLJ)

485
Ex-Governor. Shown no signs of Senate aspirations (Cornyn.)

Is US Senator really a step up? Maybe. Perhaps it's a personal choice.


Makes another run and fails but gets the phone call from the nominee? Why not?

We need to see what happens to Walker. If he gets enough momentum, Jeb, sHuck and the others are out ... why should Perry suffer the same fate of Teh Fred? Further, Perry v. Walker might fracture the R 2016 campaign.

Perry can wait another 8 months, and see what happens. THe Media just might be able to derail Walker; I expect them to try real hard.


What else is he doing?

Waiting is not a bad plan. He can't wait 12 years, but he might be able to wait 8. Certainly, waiting for the press to beat on Walker and see what happens makes sense.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 21, 2015 11:58 PM (FlRtG)

486 448 LP's really the thing these days--and you know what young hipsters are paying big bucks for in used vinyl? Yup. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Hendrix.

Same as it ever was.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (8HGb7)

They're selling some new ones at Barnes and Noble.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:58 PM (eLZyM)

487 "F*cking and Melissa Etheridege do not go hand in hand IYKWIM"


Hey, if you're a chick, it's good to go, right? Right?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:58 PM (as+cO)

488 470-- if politics was like baseball and there was fantasy team--or cabinet--your line-up would be perfect....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2015 11:58 PM (8HGb7)

489 So I just re-watched the Chapplle Show skit with Wayne Brady. It aged well.

"Is Wayne Brady gonna hfafta choke a bitch?"

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2015 11:59 PM (e+1S5)

490 460
Walker/Jindal. Hmmm.



Jindal has been snarky this last little bit. I like him. Republicans have a very deep bench in 2016.

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (cfFqn)


And that bench should translate nicely into effective cabinet heads.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:00 AM (T1005)

491 Girl fronted band? Republica.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (mx5oN)


"Ready to Go" was the Edmonton Oilers' intro song one season.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:00 AM (TEpA2)

492 Hey, if you're a chick, it's good to go, right? Right?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:58 PM (as+cO)

( teacher glance)
Yes little Ricky you are correct

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2015 12:00 AM (RMo/a)

493 Definitely a "yes" on the solder-sucker -- maybe this one http://tinyurl.com/no8ood2


Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 11:56 PM (T1005)


Got one similar on the bench. Used it today, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 12:02 AM (Jh0nR)

494 I don't really want Jeb elected to anything, but members of "dynasties" need to be put in their place.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:02 AM (eLZyM)

495 sorry Melissa Etheridge in concert. Actually really great music and lots of smoking hot lipstick lesbians. A good time was had by all.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 22, 2015 12:02 AM (XlFLJ)

496 486--I saw that and I just had to touch and hold them.. Sounds ghey...but I miss my vinyl collection--wasting away in the garage. Haven't owned a turntable since the early nineties, and I don't have the time, the space or the cash to get back into the vinyl game....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2015 12:02 AM (8HGb7)

497 Jeb has the money. Walker doesn't. Walker being a conservative favorite will not push Jeb out unless he gets big cash money like Jeb

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 22, 2015 12:03 AM (zOTsN)

498 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands.

Girlschool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ARPFKMmNGI

Posted by: The Emergency Hat at February 22, 2015 12:03 AM (0Ew3K)

499 Press Secretary: Greg Gutfeld

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:03 AM (eLZyM)

500 I dunno.


Ex-Governor. Shown no signs of Senate aspirations (Cornyn.) Makes another run and fails but gets the phone call from the nominee? Why not?

What else is he doing?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:51 PM (as+cO)


Texas A&M has an "interim President" at this moment. They may be keeping that seat warm for him.

You just have a feeling he would jump at that chance.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 12:04 AM (+Fae7)

501 Anna, Hrothgar, Old Blue, Cthulhu, Alberta Oil Peon, I appreciate all the info. Interestingly, the gift is for a she, and she is into the whole EE thing because she is genuinely interested and very talent in the EEing thing.

one more question, y'sll are of the opinion the Weller is not too hot or too much wattage for the printed circuit boards?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:04 AM (gsfK5)

502 Melissa Etheridge & great music do not belong in the same sentence.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2015 12:04 AM (RMo/a)

503 Guiliani----> Attorney General.

The irony of him sending officers after Al Sharpton for tax evasion would be epic!!

Posted by: Jmel at February 22, 2015 12:05 AM (cfFqn)

504 491 Girl fronted band? Republica.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (mx5oN)


"Ready to Go" was the Edmonton Oilers' intro song one season.
Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:00 AM (TEpA2)

Nice. That's a song that has held up really well in my opinion.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 12:05 AM (mx5oN)

505
497 Jeb has the money. Walker doesn't. Walker being a conservative favorite will not push Jeb out unless he gets big cash money like Jeb

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 22, 2015 12:03 AM (zOTsN)

I'm naive. I actually think/pray/hope Walker will be it.

Fuck Jeb.

Posted by: RWC - Coffee. Yes please. at February 22, 2015 12:05 AM (HKu0W)

506 You guys remember Old Sailor's Poet? Wrote a book, Amy Lynn or similar. He still around?

Posted by: .87c at February 22, 2015 12:06 AM (lrTuF)

507 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands.

Two great female fronted bands include Kylesa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVLMQrJ-Vik

And Spacegoat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYMOwvgBD4

Posted by: The Metal hat at February 22, 2015 12:06 AM (0Ew3K)

508 499 Press Secretary: Greg Gutfeld
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:03 AM


That would be unimaginably awesome. Also, imagine TV's Andy Levy, rather than Susan Rice, being sent out to do the Sunday Morning talk shows.

"Really? You're asking me that? C'mon."

Posted by: Splunge at February 22, 2015 12:06 AM (qyomX)

509 471 "Also, Lords of Acid."


Thank you.


How in the crap did I forget LoA?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (as+cO)

Dunno. They kind of stand out, but then again it's not like you're going to hear their stuff on the local pop station...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 12:07 AM (mx5oN)

510 499
Press Secretary: Greg Gutfeld

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:03 AM (eLZyM)


Press Secretary: GFY -- zero access for alphabet networks, bloggers welcome.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:07 AM (T1005)

511 "So I just re-watched the Chapplle Show skit with Wayne Brady. It aged well."

The Chappelle "Black [George W.] Bush" skit still works.

"Mars, bitches!"

Posted by: torquewrench at February 22, 2015 12:07 AM (noWW6)

512 Herb Albert? You sex to trumpets? You dog!
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2015 11:43 PM (eLZyM)




No, well maybe if it is playing, I use the trumpets to get to the sexing. I happened a find an old Herb Alpert tape in my parents car when I was in college and it more or less proved a be some kind of aphrodisiac potion. No I keep it in a safe deposit box until I have someone to pass it along too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:07 AM (gsfK5)

513 State = John Bolton



Energy = Palin



Justice = Mark Levin (sorry, gotta leave Trey Gowdy in the legislature.... too valuable there!)



EPA Interior, re-merged. = Victor Davis Hansen



Defense = Gen. Mattis.



Press Secty = (would love Brietbart!).... who.... maybe Dennis Miller.



Treasury? _______________





What sayeth ye Horde?







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX









Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2015 11:55 PM (RzZOc)


Bolton at State or Defense.

Palin at Interior.

Romney at Treasury or Commerce.

Inhofe at EPA, because he'd shut the entire place down and retire the next day.

Walker at Labor (if he's not on the ticket)

And just for the fun of it: Santorum at HHS (although Carson would do well there) and Christie at DoJ (with strict instructions). DHS: R. Lee Ermey.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:08 AM (TEpA2)

514 Whatever Moron/ette mentioned that Hating Breitbart is on Netflix right now, good looking out.

It's a good movie. Makes you miss Andrew. A lot.

#War

Posted by: Prophet of SMOD's Profit at February 22, 2015 12:08 AM (OQ8CF)

515 514 Whatever Moron/ette mentioned that Hating Breitbart is on Netflix right now, good looking out.

It's a good movie. Makes you miss Andrew. A lot.

#War
Posted by: Prophet of SMOD's Profit at February 22, 2015 12:08 AM (OQ8CF)

It is? Need to watch ASAP then.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 12:09 AM (mx5oN)

516 Walker is the flavor of the month. He will fall out of favor and some o e else will be the next flavor of the month. 2012 election one time Herman Cain was lead dog. Ha look how that turned out

Don't get me wrong Walker is my governor and I like his style a lot and his convictions. It's too early too get all reved up.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2015 12:09 AM (RMo/a)

517 "Dunno. They kind of stand out, but then again it's not like you're going to hear their stuff on the local pop station..."]


No, no you won't. I got some them somewhere. Need to haul it out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2015 12:10 AM (as+cO)

518 EPA Co-Heads: Koch Brothers

Posted by: Splunge at February 22, 2015 12:10 AM (qyomX)

519 Yeah i accidentally pop 2-3 pc per week instead of my BP meds
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 11:52 PM (RMo/a)

It was said that a buddy gave him an Adderall and said it was a nutritional supplement.

I kinda call bullshit knowing that athletes never take anything without knowing exactly what they are taking.

Back in the early 2000's, Sudafed was taken by the handful in hockey locker-rooms.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 12:11 AM (+Fae7)

520 Posted by: Prophet of SMOD's Profit at February 22, 2015 12:08 AM (OQ8CF)

So is Occupy Unmasked and Fracknation.

Both highly recommended.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 22, 2015 12:11 AM (R5HRU)

521
515 514 Whatever Moron/ette mentioned that Hating Breitbart is on Netflix right now, good looking out.

It's a good movie. Makes you miss Andrew. A lot.

#War
Posted by: Prophet of SMOD's Profit at February 22, 2015 12:08 AM (OQ8CF)

It is? Need to watch ASAP then.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 12:09 AM (mx5oN)

That was me.

I accept cash.

Posted by: RWC - Coffee. Yes please. at February 22, 2015 12:11 AM (HKu0W)

522 I'd like to see The Clash again.

Posted by: otho at February 22, 2015 12:11 AM (tBSrv)

523 But the weird thing is is doesn't register that I watched it.

Posted by: RWC - Coffee. Yes please. at February 22, 2015 12:12 AM (HKu0W)

524 Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:08 AM (TEpA2)


I'm thinking Carson would be better suited to Surgeon General, but that may be a bit of an obscure post nowadays.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:12 AM (nL0sw)

525 how about we randomly snacks some person off the street and force them at gunpoint to be president for 6 years toss them out and do it over again?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at February 22, 2015 12:12 AM (XlFLJ)

526 one more question, y'sll are of the opinion the Weller is not too hot or too much wattage for the printed circuit boards?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:04 AM (gsfK5)


Soldering stations are intended for use with circuit boards. Not, as mentioned for surface-mount devices, but I doubt a student engineer would be doing much work with them. If so, then likely their instructor will recommend what needs to be had. But a solder station is just fine for a hobbyist/student, small repair shop environment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 12:12 AM (Jh0nR)

527 Daughter the elder had her first ultra sound, too small to know what, but my instinct tells me it's a weenie

Posted by: Ma ell at February 22, 2015 12:13 AM (RLdcX)

528 An EE should have a soldering pencil, a soldering gun workstation, and finally, an old fashioned, 3/4" pyramid-tip soldering IRON, for making soldered joints on hand-made sheet-metal boxes and cabinets.

And a good set of fine woodworking tools, such as a table-type scrollsaw, belt sander, shaper and precision drill press. Sometimes, ya gotta fashion that circuit board into some pretty weird shapes. Plus, it's always nice to be able to make a gorgeous, figured-wood faceplate to dress some sweet control box you just made.

Regardless of the actual trade in question, I believe that the title "Engineer", should obligate it's holder to have mastered several of the related disciplines. For an EE, basic sheetmetal and woodworking are perhaps, the two most essential, behind the Electrical/Electronics study, itself.

But then, I'm an old fashioned bastard, who learned a lot of my skills from working with dirty-handed Engineers of all stripes. Never knew one that wasn't a bona-fide genius, either.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 22, 2015 12:14 AM (RzZOc)

529 The Supremes belong in the conversation of the best female rock-pop bands ever.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 12:14 AM (8zCR+)

530 224
I thought the number-one sound track for nookie was Ravel's Bolero. Amirite?

That the one that goes boom-chikka-wow-wow?

Posted by: Anachronda at February 22, 2015 12:15 AM (o78gS)

531 Press Secty = (would love Brietbart!).... who.... maybe Dennis Miller.

AtC

Posted by: The Doffed Hat at February 22, 2015 12:15 AM (0Ew3K)

532 Jim
Victor Davis Hansen as EPA. Epic and couldn't agree more.
Its funny you mention Breitbart as I was typing about the movie (Hating Breitbart).

Posted by: Prophet of SMOD's Profit at February 22, 2015 12:15 AM (OQ8CF)

533 I'm thinking Carson would be better suited to Surgeon General, but that may be a bit of an obscure post nowadays.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:12 AM (nL0sw)


Since the current one is 37, pro gun-control, and you haven't heard a peep out of him, yeah.

Carson for the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:15 AM (TEpA2)

534 Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:15 AM (TEpA2)


Yeah, the last Surgeon General I can think of that wielded any kind of influence was C. Everett Koop.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:16 AM (nL0sw)

535 Chris Christie would be a fantastic WH press secretary. His press conferences are entertaining.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:17 AM (TEpA2)

536 501
Anna, Hrothgar, Old Blue, Cthulhu, Alberta Oil Peon, I appreciate all
the info. Interestingly, the gift is for a she, and she is into the
whole EE thing because she is genuinely interested and very talent in
the EEing thing.



one more question, y'sll are of the opinion the Weller is not too hot or too much wattage for the printed circuit boards?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:04 AM (gsfK5)


There are printed circuit boards and printed circuit boards, and there are techniques for use on them.

Basic PC boards use discrete components and through-hole parts. In production, these are "wave-soldered" where they are actually dipped in a puddle of molten solder that is sloshed back-and-forth so that there is a constant wave that is higher than the edges. The Weller would do fine with these.

More modern PC boards use discrete surface-mount parts -- the boards are wiped through a screen to make pads of solder paste, then components are physically stuck between pads -- then the boards are run through a device that is extremely similar to a Round Table Pizza oven and the solder paste is melted, attaching the parts. The Weller should do fine with this.

When you get into stuff like cell-phones, you have chips with 40 connectors being attached to PC boards in a space 1.2 cm x 1.2 cm. This is a bitch-and-a-half to deal with and starts getting pricey in the specialized equipment area....nevertheless, I have seen some very tricky stuff done with.....a basic Weller iron. Not a good idea for the first trip to the rodeo, however.


More complicated PC

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (T1005)

537 OK, this sucks. someone stole our winter. rain on ice.



I either have to move south or north.

Posted by: jc at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (iRJ+A)

538 Yeah, the last Surgeon General I can think of that wielded any kind of influence was C. Everett Koop.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:16 AM (nL0sw)


I tried.

Posted by: Jocelyn Elders at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (TEpA2)

539 Press Secretary?

Ace.

His first press briefing should be a movie review.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (+Fae7)

540 Name the best female led, dominated rock-pop bands.

Two great female fronted bands include Kylesa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVLMQrJ-Vik

And Spacegoat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYMOwvgBD4

Posted by: The Metal hat at February 22, 2015 12:06 AM (0Ew3K)


I gotta vote arch enemy for the sheer horsepower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIm0Vz3Q74A

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (FMbng)

541 Yeah, the last Surgeon General I can think of that wielded any kind of influence was C. Everett Koop.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:16 AM (nL0sw)


You fapper should be thanking me!

Posted by: Joycelyn Elders at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (0Ew3K)

542 Can I ask for prayers for my mom? Apparently, she's had a pain in her side since October. She thought it was a pulled muscle and ignored it until after Christmas. Finally went to the doc in January, a urine test showed elevated white blood cells. They put her on antibiotics, but the pain didn't go away. Yesterday she had a CAT scan, they found a gallstone (source of the pain most likely), a tiny spot on her lung that they aren't worried about, and a very small lesion or cyst on her pancreas.

Yea.

She doesn't seem worried, and the docs haven't sounded the alarms yet, although a biopsy is coming very soon, but that last made me sit up and go "Wait, what?", like an indolent man dozing through the recitations of his financial advisers when they get to the "bythewayyoujustlost$100million" part.

Mom's a spry and robust 80, and I just thank God that Obama hasn't degraded our medical system to Liverpool pathway levels yet, but...prayers will be appreciated.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:19 AM (WvS3w)

543

Soldering irons and surface-mount components.

Low-wattage irons work fine with SMDs ... it just takes time to develop the skill. I say this from having spent time in PCB Manufacturing and watching techs unsolder/resolder flash memory, SMD resistors, etc.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 22, 2015 12:19 AM (FlRtG)

544 Prayers up for Mama Weirddave.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:21 AM (TEpA2)

545 Norm McDonald as press secretary in the Walker administration.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 12:21 AM (8zCR+)

546 There's a humorous talk radio show from Chicago. The radio personality leans toward republican, but he's probably a moderate. They did a big radio show with guests and one of the guests was R. Lee Ermey. This was a bit after Obama got elected. Boy did Ermey ever let loose on Jugears. The radio guy said something like, "Hey, Ermey, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think." It was great.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:21 AM (eLZyM)

547 Prayers for your Mom there, Weriddave.

For you as well. And, for your whole family. It really is all for one, and one for all.

Peace, healing and love, to you all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 22, 2015 12:22 AM (RzZOc)

548 Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:19 AM (WvS3w)

Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: The Political hat at February 22, 2015 12:22 AM (0Ew3K)

549 Here's my prediction.
Primary ends up Bush vs Walker. Bush pretty much won the Donor Primary. Walker will win the Base Primary.

It will come down to Money vs Activism and ... Money will win. Bush gets the nomination and, to unify the Party, chooses Walker as VP.

I think they'll win, too.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 22, 2015 12:23 AM (ZPrif)

550 And a nice breadboard, some breakout boards for arduinos, and a PIC loader or whatever for the microprocessor of choice.

I have 40 W Weller and it is amazing. It was ~$80 or so, but worth it. Just an analog adjustable temp controller, and I also got a brass wool cleaner in lieu of a sponge.

Posted by: .87c at February 22, 2015 12:23 AM (lrTuF)

551 prayers up for Gramma Weirddave

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 22, 2015 12:23 AM (X7rg1)

552 Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:19 AM (WvS3w)


Consider it done.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:24 AM (nL0sw)

553 Prayers to your mom WD.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 22, 2015 12:24 AM (R5HRU)

554 542
Can I ask for prayers for my mom? Apparently, she's had a pain in her
side since October. She thought it was a pulled muscle and ignored it
until after Christmas. Finally went to the doc in January, a urine test
showed elevated white blood cells. They put her on antibiotics, but the
pain didn't go away. Yesterday she had a CAT scan, they found a
gallstone (source of the pain most likely), a tiny spot on her lung that
they aren't worried about, and a very small lesion or cyst on her
pancreas.

Yea.

She doesn't seem worried, and the docs
haven't sounded the alarms yet, although a biopsy is coming very soon,
but that last made me sit up and go "Wait, what?", like an indolent man
dozing through the recitations of his financial advisers when they get
to the "bythewayyoujustlost$100million" part.

Mom's a spry and
robust 80, and I just thank God that Obama hasn't degraded our medical
system to Liverpool pathway levels yet, but...prayers will be
appreciated.


Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:19 AM (WvS3w)


Hopes and prayers for Weirdmom.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:24 AM (T1005)

555 And a good, reliable analog O-scope. I don't trust these new-fangled digital ones.

Posted by: .87c at February 22, 2015 12:24 AM (lrTuF)

556 Good thoughts and best wishes for weirdmom.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 12:24 AM (mx5oN)

557 353
3. Extracting intel (use your imagination)

Do the same ones work on AMD?

Posted by: Anachronda at February 22, 2015 12:25 AM (o78gS)

558 Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: The Political hat at February 22, 2015 12:22 AM (0Ew3K)


Likewise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 12:25 AM (Jh0nR)

559 I got comment #556. Cool.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 12:26 AM (mx5oN)

560 I gotta vote arch enemy for the sheer horsepower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIm0Vz3Q74A

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2015 12:18 AM (FMbng)


There's always Silent Hell (AKA 獄無聲

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzIXc5CTC2M

Posted by: The Metal Hat at February 22, 2015 12:26 AM (0Ew3K)

561 Press Secretary: GFY -- zero access for alphabet networks, bloggers welcome.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:07 AM (T1005)


I would love to see press passes to all networks "valid for 6 months" and only issuable to an individual once every two years. It would get rid of the mandarins for the big networks and have them put the newbies in to splash around in the press pool and make the connected elders work for a living.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:26 AM (t//F+)

562 Prayers for Weird Daves Mom

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 22, 2015 12:26 AM (zOTsN)

563 I'm thinking Carson would be better suited to Surgeon General, but that may be a bit of an obscure post nowadays.
Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:12 AM (nL0sw)

I'd like to see him as Secretary of Education. There was a tv movie about him starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Great story of overcoming a background of poverty through education. His mother was illiterate and had married at 13 years old. She pushed her kids to get educated. Ben became a pediatric neurosurgeon, and his brother became an engineer.

I think that if we're going to be stuck with a department of education, I'd at least like someone like Carson running it, instead of professional educators who have no real commitment to reform.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:26 AM (eLZyM)

564 557
353

3. Extracting intel (use your imagination)

Do the same ones work on AMD?



Posted by: Anachronda at February 22, 2015 12:25 AM (o78gS)



Intel, AMD, confederates, sex partners, battle plans, access codes....an inexpensive soldering iron, properly used, can be an extremely useful tool.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:28 AM (T1005)

565 I'm out for the night, y'all. Take care!

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2015 12:28 AM (nL0sw)

566 A comment I made in an earlier thread, if you missed it:


314 OT. I'm a buckeye. I certainly don't agree with everything Kasich. He is, though, a solid Socon and Ficon. And being a ficon, he would be opposed to anyting the greenies and educrats propose that would cost more money. He is currently stumping the country for a Constitutional Convention for a balanced budget.

He won re-election with 64% of the vote in the purplest of purple states, winning 86 of 88 counties. He WOULD win if nominated. And a Republican congress can keep a rein on him. He would not go the Obama route of rule by fiat.

This cultural war will not be won in a single election or presidency, so start with the low hanging fruit. Walker would be preferable, but the media is going to crucify him on the college degree issue. It wil be Palin, pt. 2.

Think about it.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 22, 2015 12:28 AM (2o6Wj)

567 Here's my prediction.
Primary ends up Bush vs Walker. Bush pretty much won the Donor Primary. Walker will win the Base Primary.

It will come down to Money vs Activism and ... Money will win. Bush gets the nomination and, to unify the Party, chooses Walker as VP.

I think they'll win, too.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 22, 2015 12:23 AM (ZPrif)


Fact:

No Republican ticket since 1928 has won without either a Nixon or a Bush on the the ticket.

Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket.

Posted by: You may weep now at February 22, 2015 12:28 AM (0Ew3K)

568 There's a humorous talk radio show from Chicago. The
radio personality leans toward republican, but he's probably a
moderate. They did a big radio show with guests and one of the guests
was R. Lee Ermey. This was a bit after Obama got elected. Boy did Ermey
ever let loose on Jugears. The radio guy said something like, "Hey,
Ermey, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think." It was great.



Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2015 12:21 AM (eLZyM)


Who was that nerdygirl? I'm pretty familiar with Chicago radio.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 12:28 AM (8zCR+)

569 536
More modern PC boards use discrete surface-mount
parts ... then the
boards are run through a device that is extremely similar to a Round
Table Pizza oven and the solder paste is melted, attaching the parts.

When you get into stuff like
cell-phones, you have chips with 40 connectors being attached to PC
boards in a space 1.2 cm x 1.2 cm.


Oddly enough, the fab techs where I work have better luck with BGAs using a toaster oven than using the fancy soldering oven they bought.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 22, 2015 12:29 AM (o78gS)

570 Night morons. I've got four days of air travel, hotel food and Death By PowerPoint ahead of me.

Yeah...I'm gonna have a goodnight shot.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 22, 2015 12:30 AM (e+1S5)

571 I think it is way too early to proclaim jebward the winner.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 12:30 AM (RQ2Z6)

572 Prayers sent WeirdDave. Sorry.

Posted by: RWC - Coffee. Yes please. at February 22, 2015 12:30 AM (HKu0W)

573 "No Republican ticket since 1928 has won without either a Nixon or a Bush on the the ticket. Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket."

You see, we have things completely under control.

Posted by: The Republican Establishment, Working For You at February 22, 2015 12:31 AM (noWW6)

574
Prayers to your mom WD.


Oh, what she wouldn't have given for that level of obsequence from me in my formative years!

I'm just kidding, whistling past....never mind. Truly, thank you, and your typo amused me at a moment when I needed amusement.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:31 AM (WvS3w)

575 ok, so regarding soldering, she is soldering things like this



http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX3766.pdf




is the weller ok for this. I hope it is cause it looks cool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:32 AM (gsfK5)

576 Looks like someone found the One Ring

http://tinyurl.com/jwzmto6

Posted by: Sauron's Hat at February 22, 2015 12:34 AM (0Ew3K)

577 "No Republican ticket since 1928 has won without either a Nixon or a Bush on the the ticket. Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket."

Iowahawk:

"Zweemdorf Bush-Clinton-Bush-Mezvinsky announces 2436 presidential run against Clone Sample 17A.32c Kennedy-Obama-Weiner"

Good thing we got rid of that whole crazy business about inherited rule by hereditary aristocratic families. What a nightmare it was!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 22, 2015 12:36 AM (noWW6)

578 Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket

Could you explain this? I'm not sure what you mean. No presidential ticket ever has won without one of three individuals on the ticket. Two of three even. "Washington, Adams and McGilicutty", "Lincoln, Johnson and Mohammed", "Coolidge, Dawes and Cher". Two of three, each time.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:37 AM (WvS3w)

579 Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket.


Wrong.



Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 12:41 AM (8zCR+)

580 561
Press Secretary: GFY -- zero access for alphabet networks, bloggers welcome.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:07 AM (T1005)

I
would love to see press passes to all networks "valid for 6 months" and
only issuable to an individual once every two years. It would get rid
of the mandarins for the big networks and have them put the newbies in
to splash around in the press pool and make the connected elders work
for a living.



Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:26 AM (t//F+)

=======
the campaign should make a big deal outa "we're gonna throw all the corporations out of the WH." Then, when elected they should engage the press a lot about how they are gonna "throw all the corporations outa the WH." turn it into a friggin' chant until the press is drooling and jumping up and down.
Then, one Monday -- do exactly that -- make a big show outa kicking every one of those corporate press assholes out and lock the door behind them.

Posted by: jc at February 22, 2015 12:43 AM (iRJ+A)

581 So, who let the trolls onto the ONT, anyhow?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:43 AM (h6Mpm)

582 is the weller ok for this. I hope it is cause it looks cool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:32 AM (gsfK5)


That is a surface-mount device. I think you "could" use a soldering station to mount it to a board, but that's not what production shops do. Now she is going to need a soldering station if she has to build a power supply, or use discrete components for the circuits feeding it. Soldering stations are not obsolete; they are still state of the art for for the sort of work for which they were designed. Surface-mount devices are a whole order of different.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 12:44 AM (Jh0nR)

583 Larry, Darryl and Darryl.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 12:45 AM (W5DcG)

584 Could you explain this? I'm not sure what you mean. No presidential ticket ever has won without one of three individuals on the ticket. Two of three even. "Washington, Adams and McGilicutty", "Lincoln, Johnson and Mohammed", "Coolidge, Dawes and Cher". Two of three, each time.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:37 AM (WvS3w){/i]

I didn't write it, but I think the person was referring to Nixon, Bush '41 and Bush '43 and just phrased the premise badly. Since 1928 Republicans have won in 1952 and '56 (Nixon), '68 and '72 (Nixon), '80, '84 and '88 (Bush '41), and 2000 and 2004 (Bush '43).

Posted by: CQD at February 22, 2015 12:45 AM (2dzsA)

585

Quick correction.

Posted by: CQD at February 22, 2015 12:45 AM (2dzsA)

586 Could you explain this? I'm not sure what you mean. No presidential ticket ever has won without one of three individuals on the ticket. Two of three even. "Washington, Adams and McGilicutty", "Lincoln, Johnson and Mohammed", "Coolidge, Dawes and Cher". Two of three, each time.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:37 AM (WvS3w)

Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket.

Wrong.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 12:41 AM (8zCR+)


Since 1928, the GOP has won the following elections: 1952, 1956, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000, and 2004.

Richard Nixon: 1952, 1956, 1968, 1972
George H.W. Bush: 1980, 1984, 1988
George W. Bush: 2000, 2004.

Every single winning GOP ticket since 1928 had had one of those three individuals on the ticket.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:45 AM (0Ew3K)

587 Eisenhower/Nixon

Nixon/Agnew

Nixon/Agnew

Reagan/Bush

Reagan/Bush

Bush/Quail

Bush/Cheney

Bush/Cheney

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 22, 2015 12:47 AM (zOTsN)

588 I wouldn't want to solder 20 pins with an iron, but I hear it can be done. I think desoldering wick is the way to go if it's a 20 pin surface mount.

I'll should back up and read the original post but this is a lady with an iron now?

Posted by: .87c at February 22, 2015 12:48 AM (lrTuF)

589 If we had to have a dynastic Presidential ticket, why couldn't Sen. Taft had been included?

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:48 AM (0Ew3K)

590 If we had to have a dynastic Presidential ticket, why couldn't Sen. Taft had been included?

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:48 AM (0Ew3K)

591 575
ok, so regarding soldering, she is soldering things like this







http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX3766.pdf









is the weller ok for this. I hope it is cause it looks cool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 12:32 AM (gsfK5)


The page that is relevant is page 19, and the relevant dimensions are B and e. B says that the leads are between .2 and .31 mm across, and e says they are spaced .635 mm center-to-center. This is a very challenging soldering task -- and, in fact, would ordinarily be done in an oven, and not with an iron.


I might point out that @569 gives one hint at how one might homebrew this.

I should also point out that I was working with laser diodes at about 600 MHz back in the 90s and we socketed them because they were so flaky -- so it's entirely possible that this particular chip could be the only fine-pitch SMT on the board.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 12:48 AM (T1005)

592 Every single winning GOP ticket since 1928 had had one of those three individuals on the ticket.
Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:45 AM (0Ew3K)


"Past performance is not a guarantee of future elections."

Or are we now practicing Cargo Cult Republicanism?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:49 AM (h6Mpm)

593 Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket

Could
you explain this? I'm not sure what you mean. No presidential ticket
ever has won without one of three individuals on the ticket. Two of
three even. "Washington, Adams and McGilicutty", "Lincoln, Johnson and
Mohammed", "Coolidge, Dawes and Cher". Two of three, each time.




Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 12:37 AM (WvS3w)


Since 1928, the following GOP names have won the presidency and/or the VP slot: Hoover, Curtis (VP), Eisenhower, Nixon (both), Agnew, Reagan, H.W. Bush (both), Quayle, W. Bush, Cheney

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 12:50 AM (TEpA2)

594 Heh, Hat. Kid's finger looks swollen due to infection. See a doctor? How about a plumber? Slip a thin metal shim under one side of the ring, and slice through the ring carefully with an oscillating saw. Off in 5 minutes, guaranteed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 12:50 AM (Jh0nR)

595 Further, no Republican ticket since 1928 has won without one of three individuals on the ticket.

In 1979 it would have been possible to say that, "NO Republican ticket has won in 50 years without a Nixon on the team, we are doomed to wander in the darkness because we have thrown our prince and saviour back to San Clemente to rot in our adherence to the law.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:50 AM (t//F+)

596 Every single winning GOP ticket since 1928 had had one of those three individuals on the ticket.
Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:45 AM (0Ew3K)

"Past performance is not a guarantee of future elections."

Or are we now practicing Cargo Cult Republicanism?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:49 AM (h6Mpm)


Just stating a depressing fact.

Also, The GOP tends to nominate the previous contested primaries' runner-up in recent decades.

2012: Romney was 2008 runner-up

2008: McCain was 2000 runner-up

1996: Dole was 1988 runner-up

1988: Bush was 1980 runner-up

1980: Reagan was 1976 runner-up

Bush 43 was the exception, but it could be argued that he was an extension of Bush 43.

Not a hard and fast rule, but interesting nonetheless.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:52 AM (0Ew3K)

597 Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:52 AM (0Ew3K)

Agreed that it's a depressing fact.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (h6Mpm)

598 I have this. It has worked very well for me, though I haven't used it as much as I'd like to have.
http://tinyurl.com/pgx729r

We have the cheaper red weller station in the machine shop at my department. It's not nearly as good. You should get a magnifier and a desoldering pump, too.

Posted by: .87c at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (lrTuF)

599 This week certainly has been fun in my area.

Monday brought about 10" of snow, not an amount that people who get lots think is problematic, but for a place that snowfalls end up around 4-6", we have a hard time removing it. Well, add in that temperatures dropped down to negative numbers right after the storm and made the use of chemicals on streets a moot point, and you have neighborhood streets that were icy and very slick.

Now? There is a uproar from people in the city blaming city council and the government for fucking it up. All 7 members of the council are Dems, and there is not one GOP elected official in the city, and now these groups are all pissed off at the same politicians that these people said we just had to re-elect last year.

Me? I'm laughing my ass off at these people because they will keep re-electing Dems no matter what happens.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (+Fae7)

600 #332

There was an episode of 'How I Met Your Mother' inspired by that, where a time as a teen idol in Canada is the deep dark secret of Robin's past.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (IdCqF)

601 In 1979 it would have been possible to say that, "NO Republican ticket has won in 50 years without a Nixon on the team, we are doomed to wander in the darkness because we have thrown our prince and saviour back to San Clemente to rot in our adherence to the law.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:50 AM (t//F+)


I am not trying to state a hard-n-fast rule, just pointing out that the GOP's winning tickets haven't been particularly diverse.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (0Ew3K)

602
So, who let the trolls onto the ONT, anyhow?


Sorry, I didn't make sure the gate was latched after going through. Hope the dog didn't get out, too.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (UVfht)

603 I think it's a hell of a stretch though to look back at past election results and conclude that Jeb MUST BE ANNOINTED AS THE ONE TRUE SAVIOUR.

I have severe difficulty with this line of reasoning.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:56 AM (h6Mpm)

604 I am not trying to state a hard-n-fast rule, just pointing out that the GOP's winning tickets haven't been particularly diverse.
Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:54 AM (0Ew3K)


Agreed.

So, you think Apple is trying to develop a fuel-cell car by combining its electric vehicle unit and the fuel cell unit?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:56 AM (t//F+)

605 Woof, woof.


Lemme in. I'm freezing my nuts off. Awwoooo!

Posted by: the dog at February 22, 2015 12:57 AM (Jh0nR)

606 Speaking of electoral politics, I've toyed with the idea of replacing the 23rd Amendment, assuming it could not be repealed without replacement, with one that said they get a voting house seat, but no Senate seats (not being a state), with EV = to their number of Congressman (which would be limited to one).

One house seat would not matter too much, but perhaps the loss of two firm Dem EVs might.

Again, repealing the 23rd Amendment outright (amongst others), would be optimal.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:58 AM (0Ew3K)

607 Posted by: the dog at February 22, 2015 12:57 AM (Jh0nR)

Who let the dog out?

Who?

Who?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:59 AM (h6Mpm)

608 Lemme in. I'm freezing my nuts off. Awwoooo!
Posted by: the dog at February 22, 2015 12:57 AM (Jh0nR)


Doggy, those are Neuticles.

http://terriblyterrier.com/neuticles-fake-testicles-for-dogs/

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:59 AM (t//F+)

609 Surface-mount devices are a whole order of different.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------

Quoting a middle-aged friend of mine, "Working with SMDs got a became a lo easier once I got the stereo microscope."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 12:59 AM (F2IAQ)

610 So, you think Apple is trying to develop a fuel-cell car by combining its electric vehicle unit and the fuel cell unit?


Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 12:56 AM (t//F+)


You mean like the fuel-cell buses, built by Ballard Power Systems that the B.C. government (very green, they be) transportation company is going to sell off or convert to diesel, because they were too expensive to run?

Posted by: the dog at February 22, 2015 01:00 AM (Jh0nR)

611 Quoting a middle-aged friend of mine, "Working with SMDs got a became a lo easier once I got the stereo microscope."
Posted by: Mike
---------
Okay..., I AM sober, "... became a lot easier.."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 01:00 AM (F2IAQ)

612 Woof, woof.

Lemme in. I'm freezing my nuts off. Awwoooo!


Posted by: the dog


Knock it off, you were "fixed" before the rescue people let us have you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 22, 2015 01:00 AM (UVfht)

613 Who let the dog out?

Who?

Who?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:59 AM (h6Mpm)


There goes dinner!

Posted by: Barack H. Obama, Canine Connoisseur at February 22, 2015 01:00 AM (0Ew3K)

614 Who let the dog out?

Who?

Who?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2015 12:59 AM (h6Mpm)


There goes dinner!

Posted by: Barack H. Obama, Canine Connoisseur at February 22, 2015 01:00 AM (0Ew3K)

615 You mean like the fuel-cell buses, built by Ballard Power Systems that the B.C. government (very green, they be) transportation company is going to sell off or convert to diesel, because they were too expensive to run?

Will someone who buys an Applemobile care how much it costs to run?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 01:02 AM (W5DcG)

616 Quoting a middle-aged friend of mine, "Working with SMDs got a became a lo easier once I got the stereo microscope."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 12:59 AM (F2IAQ)


I have the stereo microscope. Use it for work. I also used it to build and paint a plastic model kit of an M29C Weasel. Helped a lot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 01:03 AM (Jh0nR)

617 I have the stereo microscope. Use it for work. I also used it to build and paint a plastic model kit of an M29C Weasel. Helped a lot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 01:03 AM (Jh0nR)

I had to google that....saw a model for an "Attack Weasel".

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2015 01:06 AM (j7iSn)

618 Apple has a unit for a lot of things, but I like to link them together. I would think a natural gas fuel cell would be ideal for an electric car, it would get you away from the electrical grid and only have to depend on natural gas lines.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 01:06 AM (t//F+)

619 Not a hard and fast rule, but interesting nonetheless.
Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 12:52 AM (0Ew3K)


Actually, Huckster finished 2nd in 2008 because Romney dropped out really early, and Huckabee just wasn't gonna allow a Mormon to finish 2nd, so he hung around so he would be the "other" to McCain.

But, Romney was really the 2nd place guy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 01:08 AM (+Fae7)

620 This is a nice story-Cops and firefighters show up for autistic boy's birthday party after his heartbroken mom says that none of his classmates showed up:

http://tinyurl.com/mqjzzql

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 01:08 AM (DXzRD)

621 I'm a big believer in solder stations. They work great. I use them all the time.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2015 01:08 AM (FMbng)

622 I saw an M29 Weasel in the parking lot of a surplus store once. It was in poor shape, and was being offered at a primo price.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 01:10 AM (t//F+)

623 This is a nice story-Cops and firefighters show up
for autistic boy's birthday party after his heartbroken mom says that
none of his classmates showed up:



http://tinyurl.com/mqjzzql

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 01:08 AM (DXzRD)


Next year, trip to the fire department.


BTW, I was the hockey nut shredded chi was looking for.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 01:11 AM (TEpA2)

624 How many individual Republicans have been elected President or Vice-President since 1952?

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:12 AM (8zCR+)

625 Apple has a unit for a lot of things, but I like to link them together. I would think a natural gas fuel cell would be ideal for an electric car, it would get you away from the electrical grid and only have to depend on natural gas lines.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 01:06 AM (t//F+)

*****
Apple is not required for cheap, efficient fuel. A car can be converted to run on pure hydrogen for about $2500. Fuel cost equivalent to about $1 a gallon....until you factor in the $10k per vehicle cost assessed by the EPA to do a "certified" Conversion.

Yeah, the EPA is certainly all about the environment.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:13 AM (XrHO0)

626 How many individual Republicans have been elected President or Vice-President since 1952?


Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:12 AM (8zCR+)



Eisenhower, Nixon (both), Agnew, Reagan, H.W. Bush (both), Quayle, W. Bush, Cheney

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 01:14 AM (TEpA2)

627 Apple has a unit for a lot of things, but I like to
link them together. I would think a natural gas fuel cell would be ideal
for an electric car, it would get you away from the electrical grid and
only have to depend on natural gas lines.


Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2015 01:06 AM (t//F+)


(Channeling the Doublemint Twins) "Two, yes, two inefficiencies for the price of one!"

If you have a car, and a tank of natural gas to fuel it, why not simply burn the gas in an IC engine, which we already know how to do very cleanly and efficiently, rather than feed the gas into a fuel cell, where it yields part of its energy to charge a storage battery, which then yields part of that stored energy to run an electric motor?

Natural gas to drive wheels: one big energy conversion step from stored chemical energy to wheels-go-round energy.

Natural gas to fuel cell, then fuel cell to motor, two energy-conversion steps, three, if a storage battery enters the picture. And none of the components are cheap. And fuel cells, to date, work best on pure hydrogen. Fuel cells that can efficiently process methane are still "next year country".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 01:14 AM (Jh0nR)

628 Speaking of Amendments to the Constitution, there are still four amendments which are outstanding and that the state's could ratify.

The first of which was part of the original Bill of Rights (the other eleven were incorporated via the 1st-10th Amendment, and the 27th Amendment). It would set Congressional apportionment such that we'd have well over 6000 Congressmen. Not a good idea.

The second is the "lost 13th Amendment" which would automatically strip citizenship from any citizen who accepted a title of nobility. Some crazies declare that it was actually ratified and that it would mean all lawyers are stripped of citizenship. Aside from that silliness, it'd not have too much of an effect.

The third is the "Corwan" amendment that would bar Congress from any Constitutional Amendment that would "authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State". It was meant to preserve the Union by protecting slavery. Since slavery has been outlawed by the 13th amendment, this amendment now stripped of its slave-related effects would not necessarily be a bad one.

The forth one is the worst amendment passed by Congress. The provision that would empower Congress to ban or regulate child labor is the the bad part. The bad part is the poorly written section that would have given Congress Constitutional authority to overturn state Legislatures in anything and everything.

Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at February 22, 2015 01:14 AM (0Ew3K)

629 Speaking of Amendments to the Constitution, there are still four amendments which are outstanding and that the state's could ratify.

The first of which was part of the original Bill of Rights (the other eleven were incorporated via the 1st-10th Amendment, and the 27th Amendment). It would set Congressional apportionment such that we'd have well over 6000 Congressmen. Not a good idea.

The second is the "lost 13th Amendment" which would automatically strip citizenship from any citizen who accepted a title of nobility. Some crazies declare that it was actually ratified and that it would mean all lawyers are stripped of citizenship. Aside from that silliness, it'd not have too much of an effect.

The third is the "Corwan" amendment that would bar Congress from any Constitutional Amendment that would "authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State". It was meant to preserve the Union by protecting slavery. Since slavery has been outlawed by the 13th amendment, this amendment now stripped of its slave-related effects would not necessarily be a bad one.

The forth one is the worst amendment passed by Congress. The provision that would empower Congress to ban or regulate child labor is the the bad part. The bad part is the poorly written section that would have given Congress Constitutional authority to overturn state Legislatures in anything and everything.

Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at February 22, 2015 01:14 AM (0Ew3K)

630 I've had a Weller TC-202 for...40 years (?), maybe more.
Looks like http://tinyurl.com/otf4pc9

I cannot imagine how many joints it has made. Thousands.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 01:17 AM (F2IAQ)

631 Your medieval misconceptions graphic is from one of my favorite childhood books, Dragonlance Chronicles. It cannot be wrong.

Posted by: NJRob at February 22, 2015 01:18 AM (rPsvm)

632 Eisenhower, Nixon (both), Agnew, Reagan, H.W. Bush (both), Quayle, W. Bush, Cheney

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 01:14 AM (TEpA2)


Well done, now name the Democrats in that time.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:22 AM (8zCR+)

633 Easy; Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Barky

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 01:24 AM (F2IAQ)

634 Wait..., VP's? oops.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 01:25 AM (F2IAQ)

635 How many individual Republicans have been elected President or Vice-President since 1952?

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:12 AM (8zCR+)


Trick question.

There has only been one President and one Vice-President ever as they are Tleilaxian face dancer lines of Gholas controlled by the Illuminati via the Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantile.

Posted by: The spice must flow. at February 22, 2015 01:26 AM (0Ew3K)

636 Hi, Vendette!

The Miracle On Ice - should really be a post tomorrow...

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 01:26 AM (qlcTY)

637 Ah'm out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 01:26 AM (F2IAQ)

638 I cannot imagine how many joints it has made. Thousands.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2015 01:17 AM (F2IAQ)


"Doctor, doctor, I keep getting stiff in the joints."

"Well, stay out of the joints, then."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 01:26 AM (Jh0nR)

639 Well done, now name the Democrats in that time.
Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:22 AM (8zCR+)

*****

What, exactly, is your point in asking these easily searchable questions?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:27 AM (3F6F8)

640 629 Speaking of Amendments to the Constitution, there are still four amendments which are outstanding and that the state's could ratify.

........

Congress Constitutional authority to overturn state Legislatures in anything and everything.
Posted by: The Constitutional Hat at February 22, 2015 01:14 AM (0Ew3K)


When I see shit like this, I get real nervous about the push to get the states to call for what will in essence be a Constitutional Convention.

I know that it will take 3/4's of the legislatures to pass the amendments, but I get a sinking suspicion that somehow the process will get hijacked, and they will do what happened with the Articles of Confederation.

Now, the Articles of Confederation were pretty bad, but to amend it would have required all the states to approve. The Constitution that came about from a desire to amend the AofC required that only 9 of 13 ratify it. My fear is that they will come up with some shit like that and pass it.

I do not trust any politician.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 01:28 AM (+Fae7)

641 The constitutional amendment we need is the Federal Crash-Landing Amendment.



If a law is found to be unconstitutional, every legislator who voted for it should be immediately removed from office and be banned for life from (a) any Federal office, (b) any Federal employment, (c) any lobbying, and (d) setting foot within 250 miles of Washington, D.C. Similarly, any executive who signed it into law -- same dealio; and any personnel within regulatory agencies who effectuated it, ditto.



Mind you, this reflects my personal opinion that having 100 million people in this "forever banned" category would not be a bad thing for the Republic.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 01:28 AM (T1005)

642 I cannot imagine how many joints it has made. Thousands.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
-------------------------
Dude, back in the 80's, I coulda put that thing to shame making joints...

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 01:30 AM (qlcTY)

643 Well done, now name the Democrats in that time.


Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:22 AM (8zCR+)


I'll admit that I can't name them all without help. Although Estes Kefauver is a great senatorial name.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 01:31 AM (TEpA2)

644 2016 already?
OK. Here's an idea:

1. Pick three executive departments (Education, labor, whatever)
2. MEMORIZE THEM.
3. Run for president.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 22, 2015 01:31 AM (KG0mU)

645 2008 was the only Presidential election since 1928 where a a Veep didn't try to run for an open seat.

Open seat elections since 1928: 1952, 1960, 1968, 1988, 2000, 2008

1952: Alban Barkley tried to run, but dropped out early

1960: Nixon ran.

1968: Both H^3 and Nixon ran

1988: Bush ran

2000: Gore ran

If Joey Choo Choo doesn't launch a bid, then 2016 will be only the forth time in the past hundred years when a Veep didn't run in an open seat election for the Presidency, AFAIK.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 01:32 AM (0Ew3K)

646 Prayers for your Mom, WeirdDave.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 01:32 AM (DXzRD)

647 Hi, Vendette!



The Miracle On Ice - should really be a post tomorrow...

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 01:26 AM (qlcTY)


So many Soviet players would have been stars over here.

I'm partial to September 1972.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 01:33 AM (TEpA2)

648 Oh crap. Step 1.5 "that you plan to abolish"

Guess that's one reason I never ran.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 22, 2015 01:33 AM (KG0mU)

649 2016 already?
OK. Here's an idea:

1. Pick three executive departments (Education, labor, whatever)
2. MEMORIZE THEM.
3. Run for president.


4. Eliminate them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 01:33 AM (W5DcG)

650 Well, off to bed. Good night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 01:37 AM (Jh0nR)

651 Another great idea for a Constitutional Amendment -- eliminate Defined Benefit pension plans as illegal Ponzi schemes.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 01:37 AM (T1005)

652 Well, off to bed. Good night, all.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 01:37 AM (Jh0nR)


Good night!!!

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 01:38 AM (TEpA2)

653 Hey,
y'all are a wealth of information, indeed useful information, about the soldering. I will have her double check her requirements for her project. I hope she needs the Weller because it looks like something everyone should have. Otherwise it is gonna be a stereo microscope and a breville.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 01:38 AM (gsfK5)

654 Gin is not my thing, but the wife likes it, and she bought the Kirkland brand and raves about it. But, she is totally crazy, so it is fitting.

Posted by: navybrat at February 22, 2015 01:39 AM (JgC5a)

655 653
Hey,

y'all are a wealth of information, indeed useful information, about
the soldering. I will have her double check her requirements for her
project. I hope she needs the Weller because it looks like something
everyone should have. Otherwise it is gonna be a stereo microscope and a
breville.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 22, 2015 01:38 AM (gsfK5)


Best of luck to her and to you.....and, BTW, how's that Vegas MegaMoMe coming along?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 01:40 AM (T1005)

656 the xx? hozier? zella day? huh?

whist happened to tears for fears? a-ha? crowded house?pet shop boys? BILLY IDOL?

what is this place??

who are you people??????!!!

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON????!!!!!!

Posted by: mark morris at February 22, 2015 01:42 AM (mQyVW)

657 Eliminate all government pensions. The minute a "public servant" stops working is when they stop getting paid with taxpayer money.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:44 AM (8zCR+)

658 When I see shit like this, I get real nervous about the push to get the states to call for what will in essence be a Constitutional Convention.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 22, 2015 01:28 AM (+Fae7


Article V says that the state's may petition Congress for a convention. It does not say that such petitions may include specifics and that those specifics are binding.

Once forced to call a Convention, it is Congress that shall call it. As the body that calls it, any particulars before the convening of the conventions would be up to the body that calls it... i.e. Congress.

Once the convention is called it becomes it's own beast. Said convention can choose to sit or not sit whomever they want. So, provisions passed by states that restrict delegates to voting on only a given proposed amendment lest they be replaced will be moot. The convention can ignore any new delegates sent by states and sit whomever they want. It is the convention, not the states, that can proposed whatever they want. States have no power to limit this.

Further, any such convention can specify that amendments be ratified by conventions within each state, and not the state itself. Once a state legislature as petitioned Congress for a constitutional convention, their role is done.

Such amendments can by anything. They can eliminate the entire Constitution and replace it with something like the South Africa Constitution, the proposed "Constitution for the Federation of Earth" or whatever else they want.

For this reason, it would give the Left the chance to gain total and perpetual victory. They would do everything to gain control of the convention, and then everything to gain control of state ratifying conventions. ANYTHING. It doesn't matter if it is illegal or not, once they have power everything else will be irrelevant.

Look what they did to re-elect Obama. Now image those forces LITERALLY expending every last iota of power, influence, and money for this one chance to forever have it all.

At this point, a Constitutional Convention (or mis-named "Convention of the State) would have no other effect than giving the hard-core Leftist Progressive psychos absolute power.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 01:45 AM (0Ew3K)

659 620
That really was a nice story, Fen.
Cute kid, too. Future firefighter, guaranteed.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 01:45 AM (qlcTY)

660 Eliminate all government pensions. The minute a "public servant" stops working is when they stop getting paid with taxpayer money.
Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:44 AM (8zCR+)

*****

There is a question pending for you above. Please answer it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:47 AM (cIoI4)

661 I've got a bad case of golf elbow withdrawal! I wonder what they are studying ... cuteness maybe? No more cheerleaders for me. From now on its golf elbows, all the way.

Posted by: goon at February 22, 2015 01:48 AM (gNTQS)

662 658
Wrong.

Article V convention is ONLY to consider Amendments. It is explicitly NOT able to "run away" or become a Constitutional Convention. Read up more. You're repeating the scare tactics of the DC establishment and not the actual meaning of the text. Read The Liberty Amendments by Levin.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 22, 2015 01:50 AM (scgac)

663 Senator Tom Cotton trolled the State Department's site for suggestions for dealing with terrorism by sending pictures of military equipment and planes. LOL; Good for him and congratulations to the people who actually said "Deal with Islamic terrorism".

http://tinyurl.com/m3ywuka

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 01:54 AM (DXzRD)

664 There is a question pending for you above. Please answer it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:47 AM (cIoI4)


One way of answering it is because I can. Another is fuck off.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:55 AM (8zCR+)

665 I'd be so happy to see a return to enumerated powers...

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 01:57 AM (T1005)

666 Shirley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK7hGJ804hofeature=player_detailpage#t=1361

Posted by: Shirley Manson (you MAY call me Shirley). at February 22, 2015 01:57 AM (J/cVH)

667 .....it's not like the Fed are any good at anything beyond.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 01:58 AM (T1005)

668 One way of answering it is because I can. Another is fuck off.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 01:55 AM (8zCR+)

*****

I See. Small dick syndrome is apparently not confined to motor vehicles. Good to know, Sporto.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:58 AM (3F6F8)

669 Wrong.

Article V convention is ONLY to consider Amendments. It is explicitly NOT able to "run away" or become a Constitutional Convention. Read up more. You're repeating the scare tactics of the DC establishment and not the actual meaning of the text. Read The Liberty Amendments by Levin.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 22, 2015 01:50 AM (scgac)


I'm afraid that you and Levin are WRONG.

VERY, VERY wrong.

Article V explicitly states that Constitutional Amendment are proposed not by the states, but by the convention called by Congress.

The states can not propose amendments. Period. No exception. There is absolutely NO provision in the Constitution that gives the states the power to propose Amendments in any legally binding way.

Levin is an idiot.

Yes, let me repeat that Levin is an absolute idiot.

If he got his way and Congress was forced to call a convention, the chances of the Left not taking control by utilizing everything at their disposal are approximately zero.

If Levin got his way, I'd be first in line to shank his nails-on-chalk blowhard ass in the gulags of our new socialist "utopia".

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 02:02 AM (0Ew3K)

670 Wrong.

Article V convention is ONLY to consider Amendments. It is explicitly NOT able to "run away" or become a Constitutional Convention. Read up more. You're repeating the scare tactics of the DC establishment and not the actual meaning of the text. Read The Liberty Amendments by Levin.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 22, 2015 01:50 AM (scgac)


I'm afraid that you and Levin are WRONG.

VERY, VERY wrong.

Article V explicitly states that Constitutional Amendment are proposed not by the states, but by the convention called by Congress.

The states can not propose amendments. Period. No exception. There is absolutely NO provision in the Constitution that gives the states the power to propose Amendments in any legally binding way.

Levin is an idiot.

Yes, let me repeat that Levin is an absolute idiot.

If he got his way and Congress was forced to call a convention, the chances of the Left not taking control by utilizing everything at their disposal are approximately zero.

If Levin got his way, I'd be first in line to shank his nails-on-chalk blowhard ass in the gulags of our new socialist "utopia".

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 02:02 AM (0Ew3K)

671 Here is my only Rod Taylor story.

I was working my first job in Hollywood as a production assistant on a 3rd rate sci-fi (or, for you kids in the audience, sf) movie in a patch of rocky desert outside LA called Vasquez Rocks. (The same site where Kirk rassels with the Gorn.)

This is before cell phones, so the crew communicated with walkie-talkies. Usually, a hand-held walkie-talkie only had 2 bands -- if one was busy, you used the other. We were on one band and another production company was shooting nearby using the other.

When my buddy and I heard that Rod Taylor was at the location, we spoke up on their band. "We got a call from production ... they need to speak to Rod, right away."

The next 5 minutes was a hectic back and forth between voices from the other shoot, passing the word that the studio was asking for Rod and frantic search for him. He was probably located in his Winnebago laying naked under the air conditioner, as that was the only relief to be found in the 100+ heat of the Mojave that time of year.

Eventually, a breathless voice came over the airwaves, sounding like someone who had just run across the desert in 100+ heat responding to an urgent message. "This is Rod -- go ahead."

We waited, then pressed the talk button. "Hi, Rod. We loved you in The Time Machine."

Another pause, then his voice snarled back -- "Who is this?"

Followed by several minutes of consternation and oath-thowing by everyone involved, except us. It seemed they mistook us for jokers on their own shoot, and swore to hand me my pay envelope and fire my ass.

But the joke was on them, because, even if they found me out, I was desperate enough to take my first job in Hollywood without pay.

So, yeah ... I was a Moron long before Ace hit the keyboard.



Posted by: Puzzled Dolphin at February 22, 2015 02:05 AM (Z/irl)

672 Today was a decent spaghetti western day on AMC.
I started with "Hannie Caulder" early - the old Raquel Welch classic. First time I ever watched it in its entirety.


Work & daily life interfered, but I caught a few minutes of some good movies - Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, for instance.
Outlaw Josey Wales is on now. Always was one of my favorites.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 02:07 AM (qlcTY)

673 There is a question pending for you above. Please answer it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:47 AM (cIoI4)


As a disinterested bystander, I can understand the point he was trying to make, not that I think there is any significance to it. For the Democrats in the same period (1928-2012), you need six names to have at least one spot covered for all of the winning election teams. Roosevelt, Truman, LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama. The last three names could just as easily be Mondale, Gore and Biden, however.

Posted by: CQD at February 22, 2015 02:07 AM (2dzsA)

674 OT, but QVC is selling a 3-piece PJ set for women for $70. Pants, long-sleeved shirt, and nighttime cardigan (really?). So ugly. Am horrified.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 02:09 AM (TEpA2)

675 "Epic Funny Cat Jump Fail"

Actually, that was a totally brilliant recovery by that cat -- I wouldn't classify it as a "fail" in the slightest. Sure, he slipped when he launched, but in a split second he righted himself and landed on his feet on about 3 square inches of clear flat space on the desktop below -- totally uninjured. I give the cat and "A" for effort and 15 styles points too.

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2015 02:10 AM (K4YiS)

676 Must call it a night. Good night, everyone!!!

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2015 02:13 AM (TEpA2)

677 Without looking it up, IIRC, the Dem nominees for VEEP after 1928 are: Garner (32 & 36), Wallace (40), Truman (44), Barkley (4, Kefauver (52, 56?, Johnson (60), HHH (64), Muskie(6, Shriver (72), Mondale(76, 80), Ferraro (84), Bentson (8, Gore (92, 96), Lieberman (00), Edwards (04), and Biden (08, 12).

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 02:15 AM (0Ew3K)

678 The last three names could just as easily be Mondale, Gore and Biden, however.

Posted by: CQD at February 22, 2015 02:07 AM (2dzsA)


And now that I think about it, instead of Truman you could substitute Barkley. Still a minimum of six, though.

Posted by: CQD at February 22, 2015 02:16 AM (2dzsA)

679 Hi horde! Just woke up. G'nite Vendette.

Zombie, what is the name of your website?

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 02:16 AM (1000j)

680 I think you are over blowing it a little. Those amendments still have to be ratified by 38 states. Chances?

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 02:16 AM (QLqUE)

681 After checking, it looks like Kefauver wasn't the VEEP nominee in '52.)

Wrong.

Article V convention is ONLY to consider Amendments. It is explicitly NOT able to "run away" or become a Constitutional Convention. Read up more. You're repeating the scare tactics of the DC establishment and not the actual meaning of the text. Read The Liberty Amendments by Levin.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 22, 2015 01:50 AM (scgac)


I'm afraid that you and Levin are WRONG.

VERY, VERY wrong.

Article V explicitly states that Constitutional Amendment are proposed not by the states, but by the convention called by Congress.

The states can not propose amendments. Period. No exception. There is absolutely NO provision in the Constitution that gives the states the power to propose Amendments in any legally binding way.

Levin is an idiot.

Yes, let me repeat that Levin is an absolute idiot.

If he got his way and Congress was forced to call a convention, the chances of the Left not taking control by utilizing everything at their disposal are approximately zero.

If Levin got his way, I'd be first in line to shank his nails-on-chalk blowhard ass in the gulags of our new socialist "utopia".

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 02:17 AM (0Ew3K)

682 Zombietime

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 02:21 AM (qlcTY)

683 Hat, I love ya, and I respect you, but however grating Levin might be, he's got the chops of a long career as a Constitutional lawyer. Not wanting to give into an appeal to authority fallacy here, but if you're going to tell him he's full of spit, you better have reams of documentation to back you up. Right now, based upon your statements, I'm on the fence. Pull me over to your side.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 02:22 AM (WvS3w)

684 Mark Levin, I respect him very much.
But, from where I stand, no one gives much of a fcuk about whatever the Constitution says, or what any given federal judge says.
They just go ahead and do it.
Why? Because we let them do it.
And they don't care what the law says.
If you want specific examples I could be here all night. But, for starters, this "executive amnesty" bill (which, BTW, has anyone seen it? is there a copy we can peruse? I didn't think so) is completely outside of the law, and our betters in Congress are content to nibble around the edges of it rather than reject it as lawless. Why? Because Impeachment is not an option. Why is that? Because screw you, shut up already.
What a disaster.

Posted by: navybrat at February 22, 2015 02:23 AM (JgC5a)

685 I think you are over blowing it a little. Those amendments still have to be ratified by 38 states. Chances?

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 02:16 AM (QLqUE)


Yes. By conventions in those states if so declared (Congress used this requirement for the 21st Amendment to bypass state Legislatures).

With absolute control on the line, is there any doubt that the Left would do anything, and I do mean anyting to get their utopia ratified?

Throw in "rights" to a clean environment, eduction, good housing, &c., and opponents to a complete Progressive overhaul to the Constitution will be bashed as monster.

Remember, all it takes is one single coordinated attack by Leftist propagandists to have an effect for one day to gain absolute and total power forever.

Any lies will be irrelevant. Heck, and and all crimes will be irrelevant since the Left would have already gotten what it wants.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 02:23 AM (0Ew3K)

686 Ha, watched Josie earlier today. Great flick.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 02:24 AM (1000j)

687 Just reading through how some of the various States get their Conventions elected, I just do not see 38 states in the cards.

However, if by some miracle they did then it would open and armed rebellion by millions of Patriots.

Be kind of like the way this country was founded.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 02:28 AM (QLqUE)

688 The VA talks a good game, but I think they have no fucking qualms about allowing as many vets kill themselves as possible. Save money, ya know.

I just got word today of yet another battle buddy killing blowing his brains out while trying to get help through the VA.

Fuck them. Fuck them all to hell.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at February 22, 2015 02:30 AM (OsWis)

689 Thanks chi, I was correct.

I'm a glass half full kinda gal. 'A pessimist has no motor, an optimist has no breaks'

Our current condition as a Country is not looking very good.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 02:30 AM (1000j)

690 I See. Small dick syndrome is apparently not confined to motor vehicles. Good to know, Sporto.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 01:58 AM (3F6F


Overwhelming odds say you wouldn't fare well in the real world.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 02:31 AM (8zCR+)

691 You can have a Welfare State or you can have Open Borders, but not both. - Milton Friedman.

Posted by: navybrat at February 22, 2015 02:35 AM (JgC5a)

692 Overwhelming odds say you wouldn't fare well in the real world.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 02:31 AM (8zCR+)

******

Not too worried about that on my end, Sport.

How's that Sooper Sekret Media takedown campaign you've been working on coming along? LOL.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 02:36 AM (cIoI4)

693 I'm so sorry, LJ.
May God rest his soul.

Hope you're doing well. Nice to see you, BTW.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 02:38 AM (qlcTY)

694 it's all good chi...after all, dead vets equal mo money for the poor yutes streaming across the border.

Not to mention giving goatfucking terrorists jobs.

No...I'm pretty far from ok at the moment...and I think I will refrain from saying anything more before I get the banhammer slammed on me.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at February 22, 2015 02:41 AM (OsWis)

695 694
it's all good chi...after all, dead vets equal mo money for the poor yutes streaming across the border.



Not to mention giving goatfucking terrorists jobs.



No...I'm pretty far from ok at the moment...and I think I will
refrain from saying anything more before I get the banhammer slammed on
me.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at February 22, 2015 02:41 AM (OsWis)


{{{SMFH}}}

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2015 02:44 AM (T1005)

696 Not too worried about that on my end, Sport.



How's that Sooper Sekret Media takedown campaign you've been working on coming along? LOL.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 02:36 AM (cIoI4)


Its not so secret, and you just might end up being surprised jackass.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 02:45 AM (8zCR+)

697 No...I'm pretty far from ok at the moment...and I think I will refrain from saying anything more before I get the banhammer slammed on me.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at February 22, 2015 02:41 AM (OsWis)

***

I'm Sorry you are not doing well pretty lady. Email briefly in my NIC if you would like to vent OL. Please be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 02:46 AM (XrHO0)

698 Well,
you can vent all you want/need to off the blog - you know how. I don't have a banhammer, and wouldn't dare use it on you if I did.
I'm right here. Not sure what that's worth, but I'm right here.
Reach out.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 02:48 AM (qlcTY)

699 Hat, I love ya, and I respect you, but however grating Levin might be, he's got the chops of a long career as a Constitutional lawyer. Not wanting to give into an appeal to authority fallacy here, but if you're going to tell him he's full of spit, you better have reams of documentation to back you up. Right now, based upon your statements, I'm on the fence. Pull me over to your side.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 02:22 AM (WvS3w)


First of all, here is the text of Article V:

"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate."

It is very explicit in who has the power to propose Amendments to the Constitution: Congress or a convention called by Congress. Do note that Article V does not allow for the states to propose jack s**t.

The states can not propose an amendment, no more or no less than anyone else, be they citizen or foreign despot.

All the states can do is petition Congress for a convention. There is nothing that limits such conventions to what states propose in their petitions to Congress.

Once 2/3 of states have issued a petition to Congress for a convention, it is the Congress which calls the convention.

There is nothing in Article V that suggests that the states can, by their petition, limit Congress or the convention called by Congress in any way, shape, or form. If there is any ambiguity as to the call for a convention, it would be by the body that calls for the convention, i.e. Congress.

Once convened, the convention would be it's own Constitutional entity. As such, there is nothing in Article V that suggests in any way, shape, or form, that the states may impose rules or limits upon said convention. There are no Constitutional powers given to the state to limit said convention, in which delegates they sit or not.

Since the convention, not the states, is the body that proposed amendments, any and all instructions by the states regarding amendments are at best non-binding.

As for ratification, it is exclusively up to Congress to decide how the amendments are ratified, because the plain text of Article V says so.

So, with a convention that can propose anything (aside from denying equal representation of the states in something called the "Senate"). What limits are there to a Progressive vanguard from proposing replacement of the Constitution with something akin to the South African constitution, the proposed "Constitution for the Federation of Earth" or anything else???

With complete power at hand, do you really think that you can gain a majority in a state ratification convention in 13 states who would oppose "education of poor children" being a right and power of government?

To whit: Nothing in Article V gives the states the power to limit a convention, to determine the membership of said convention, or what changes to the Constitution said convention may determine.

Nothing in Article V gives the states the power to limit in any way, shape, or form, the details of the Convention called by Congress.

Nothing in Article V gives the states an innate right to block any amendments via their legislature.

Even if Levin is technically correct, he can not deny that the Constitutional Convention of centuries ago explicitly violated the law of the land (i.e. the Articles of Confederation which, unlike the current Constitution, has explicit limits on what any changed to alterations in the Confederation, rather than an outright replacement thereof).

If the Founding Fathers could violate the law of the land, why think that the current Progressive tyrants would hold themselves to a higher standard?

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at February 22, 2015 02:49 AM (0Ew3K)

700 In his weekly radio address Obama reaffirmed his love for America. "I love America-even its idiots."


Geez, the idiot with the selfie sticks? I have no words how much I despise this faggot the 52% voted for. We really need an IQ test or poll tax. I hope we are not doomed. Although, the chocolate jesus is doing his best to destroy us. Somehow, I can't picture GWB with a selfie stick.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 02:53 AM (1000j)

701 Its not so secret, and you just might end up being surprised jackass.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 02:45 AM (8zCR+)

******
As it has been promised for about a year now, yeah, I'm sure it is just around the corner.....Anyhoo, can we go back to you explaining why you were such a stuttering douchebag while asking questions with easily searchable answers?

Cuz, ya know, I wanna talk about that some more. Cuz I'm like a dog with a bone and stuff.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 02:53 AM (cIoI4)

702 Thanks chi and MWNP...

All I want to do right now is sleep.

Thanks Fen for that sweet story regarding the little boy. His classmates' parents should DIAF, imho.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at February 22, 2015 02:54 AM (OsWis)

703 Nothing lasts forever. At one time this Country was known as These United States. Now?

You can only govern with the consent of the governed. I think it would be very interesting to see what happens when your "Constitution of Planet Earth" is ratified and about 40-50 million people decide to withdraw their consent all at once.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 02:58 AM (QLqUE)

704 Cuz, ya know, I wanna talk about that some more. Cuz I'm like a dog with a bone and stuff.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 22, 2015 02:53 AM (cIoI4)


Oh, make no mistake it is coming. The funny thing is we probably agree about almost everything political.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 22, 2015 02:59 AM (8zCR+)

705 I would wager that even 3% of the population withdrawing their consent would be the doom of this new order.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:00 AM (QLqUE)

706 I think it would be very interesting to see what happens when your "Constitution of Planet Earth" is ratified and about 40-50 million people decide to withdraw their consent all at once.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 02:58 AM (QLqUE)


Not much, considering how much the Young Turks, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and lesser minions of evil have gotten away with.

Posted by: The Global Hat at February 22, 2015 03:01 AM (0Ew3K)

707 I think it would be very interesting to see what happens when your "Constitution of Planet Earth" is ratified and about 40-50 million people decide to withdraw their consent all at once.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 02:58 AM (QLqUE)


An example of a proposed World Federation Constitution.

http://tinyurl.com/9j9gfd8

An interesting though experiment would be to figure out exactly what this would result in.

Posted by: The Global Hat at February 22, 2015 03:04 AM (0Ew3K)

708 None of those cultures has the history of freedom that we do. When the time comes the American people will respond. Those that love freedom will do what is needed.

Just like our Founders.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:06 AM (QLqUE)

709 None of those cultures has the history of freedom that we do. When the time comes the American people will respond. Those that love freedom will do what is needed.

Just like our Founders.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:06 AM (QLqUE)


O rly?

Posted by: Pajama Boy sipping hot cocoa... at February 22, 2015 03:08 AM (0Ew3K)

710 http://tinyurl.com/9j9gfd8


Well, that is a progressive's wet dream WTF?

We are well and truly fucked.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 03:09 AM (1000j)

711 Yes really. Which of your examples had the kind of Freedoms we wish to keep here today?

The absolute monarchies of the Ottomans The Russians? The chaos of several different Empires, military dictatorships, Warlords and communism of China.

The Monarchy of Cambodia?

Why are you afraid of a piece of paper?

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:13 AM (QLqUE)

712 #671

Vasquez Rocks is not in the Mojave but Agua Dulce near the Santa Clarita Valley. Yes, you can get triple digit temps there in the summer but the Mojave is a good ways farther out on the 14.

If you think Vasquez Rocks is a patch of rocky desert, I'd recommend staying out of Death Valley. I've been on many a spring hike in Vasquez with greenery and flowers in bloom everywhere.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 22, 2015 03:16 AM (IdCqF)

713 I think a better question would be is, why would you let a piece of paper take away rights granted not by men but by your Creator?

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:16 AM (QLqUE)

714 There are actually two alien species here on Earth: squirrels and dogs. The squirrels
arrived first, scouting us and planning to exterminate all humans. Once
the dogs learned the squirrels were here, they sent a vast army to
defend us. The squirrel-dog war has been raging for millions of years,
across many solar systems. They are very bitter enemies.

Posted by: Yes means Maybe at February 22, 2015 03:17 AM (7wyDO)

715 Yes really. Which of your examples had the kind of Freedoms we wish to keep here today?

The absolute monarchies of the Ottomans The Russians? The chaos of several different Empires, military dictatorships, Warlords and communism of China.

The Monarchy of Cambodia?

Why are you afraid of a piece of paper?

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:13 AM (QLqUE)


Methinks you are too much of an optimist.

Do you really thing that a majority of Americans, when forced to do otherwise with a blade to their necks by tyrants, would nonetheless declare that the Federal government shouldn't support equality or food for poor children?

Really?

Posted by: The Realistic Hat at February 22, 2015 03:20 AM (0Ew3K)

716 Yes really. Which of your examples had the kind of Freedoms we wish to keep here today?

The absolute monarchies of the Ottomans The Russians? The chaos of several different Empires, military dictatorships, Warlords and communism of China.

The Monarchy of Cambodia?

Why are you afraid of a piece of paper?

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:13 AM (QLqUE)


Methinks you are too much of an optimist.

Do you really thing that a majority of Americans, when forced to do otherwise with a blade to their necks by tyrants, would nonetheless declare that the Federal government shouldn't support equality or food for poor children?

Really?

Posted by: The Realistic Hat at February 22, 2015 03:20 AM (0Ew3K)

717 "Do you really thing that a majority of Americans, when forced to do otherwise with a blade to their necks by tyrants,"

Those that would offer their necks to a tyrant?

There is only one person who can take away my God granted rights. That would be me. The same applies to everyone else. You get to choose.

Some of us believe that there are fates worse than death. You are free to believe what you will.


Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:28 AM (QLqUE)

718 I believe a majority of Americans, such as they are now, would gladly enslave themselves for more free shit. They already have. Wish I didn't have to pay for it.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 03:35 AM (1000j)

719 "Do you really thing that a majority of Americans, when forced to do otherwise with a blade to their necks by tyrants,"

Those that would offer their necks to a tyrant?

There is only one person who can take away my God granted rights. That would be me. The same applies to everyone else. You get to choose.

Some of us believe that there are fates worse than death. You are free to believe what you will.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:28 AM (QLqUE)


The question is not what you or I would choose, but the majority of Americans.

Are you sure that the majority of Americans today would let their throats be cut in defiance of a regime that promised free healthcare, free food, free housing, and all the Honey Boo Boo you could watch?

If so, then you are far more of an optimist than me.

Posted by: The Realistic Hat at February 22, 2015 03:35 AM (0Ew3K)

720 "Do you really thing that a majority of Americans, when forced to do otherwise with a blade to their necks by tyrants,"

Those that would offer their necks to a tyrant?

There is only one person who can take away my God granted rights. That would be me. The same applies to everyone else. You get to choose.

Some of us believe that there are fates worse than death. You are free to believe what you will.

Posted by: GMB World Class Tyrant at February 22, 2015 03:28 AM (QLqUE)


The question is not what you or I would choose, but the majority of Americans.

Are you sure that the majority of Americans today would let their throats be cut in defiance of a regime that promised free healthcare, free food, free housing, and all the Honey Boo Boo you could watch?

If so, then you are far more of an optimist than me.

Posted by: The Realistic Hat at February 22, 2015 03:35 AM (0Ew3K)

721 Anybody know if the Queen was on today? Looking for a link to the podcast.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 03:41 AM (1000j)

722 On a side note, my mouse it pining for the fjords.

Any suggestions for a mouse that is available for one who uses their mouse left handed?

Posted by: The Computing Hat at February 22, 2015 03:41 AM (0Ew3K)

723 On a side note, my mouse it pining for the fjords.

Any suggestions for a mouse that is available for one who uses their mouse left handed?

Posted by: The Computing Hat at February 22, 2015 03:41 AM (0Ew3K)

724 675 "Epic Funny Cat Jump Fail"

Actually, that was a totally brilliant recovery by that cat -- I wouldn't classify it as a "fail" in the slightest. Sure, he slipped when he launched, but in a split second he righted himself and landed on his feet on about 3 square inches of clear flat space on the desktop below -- totally uninjured. I give the cat and "A" for effort and 15 styles points too.

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2015 02:10 AM (K4YiS)



Cat: "I meant to do that."

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 03:42 AM (sdi6R)

725 723
Any suggestions for a mouse that is available for one who uses their mouse left handed?

Posted by: The Computing Hat at February 22, 2015 03:41 AM (0Ew3K)



I didn't know there was such a thing as a left-handed mouse.

I'm left-handed myself, but the first time I sat down at someone's computer, the mouse was on the right, and I've always used it that way.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 03:47 AM (sdi6R)

726 Hm. The second night in a row I have the ONT all to myself. This morning I woke up at 5:00 and couldn't get back to bed. The last comment was about a half hour earlier.

My sleep/wake cycle being completely borked, tonight I went to bed early and got up at 3:00. I then proceeded to read the links and got to the comments late.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 03:54 AM (sdi6R)

727 Anyway, good ONT, CDR M. I liked the medieval misconceptions article, and the cat & candle photo.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 03:57 AM (sdi6R)

728 Rickl,
I read the end of last nights ONT this morning - you had the frozen pipe, right?

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 03:58 AM (qlcTY)

729 The MAD TV sketch was hilarious, too.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 03:58 AM (sdi6R)

730 728 Rickl,
I read the end of last nights ONT this morning - you had the frozen pipe, right?
Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 03:58 AM (qlcTY)


Yes. It froze on Monday, and while it was cold here all week, I let it drip at night and managed to keep it from freezing again. It's hard to make it drip just right. Ideally, I'd like it to drip about every five seconds or so, but it either wants to drip too fast or not at all.

Anyway, it warmed up today so freezing is not a concern at the moment. It snowed last evening and changed over to rain during the night. I don't know whether I will have to deal with ice or slush in the morning.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:03 AM (sdi6R)

731 Hi rickl. My sleep pattern is borked too. It's only 2:14 here and I can't sleep either. The leftover pizza was good tho.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:04 AM (1000j)

732 WTF? Is the hq clock early now?

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:08 AM (1000j)

733 Hi, Infidel. It's 4:16 here. I went to bed around 9 or so and got up at 3. I'll probably be ready to crash again around dawn.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:08 AM (sdi6R)

734 The HQ clock has been running about ten minutes slow for awhile now. It's because the New Zealand time zone is 17 hours and 50 minutes ahead of EST.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:10 AM (sdi6R)

735 LOL. Same here. Drink a few beers and when the sun starts coming up I will be ready for a nap. Went to bed around nine and woke up at midnight. Been up since. I hate it.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:17 AM (1000j)

736 Nothing on the tube, don't have Netflix and am bored out of my mind. No way I want to watch the news.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:20 AM (1000j)

737 My brother is visiting so it's too early to start bacon and sourdough pancakes.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:27 AM (1000j)

738 Regarding the medieval story, see the illustration at #8.

I don't read Latin, but I don't think I want to know what the deal is with the guy at the upper right.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:29 AM (sdi6R)

739 Oops - got sidetracked.

Anyway, in my experience, 9 times out of ten, a hot water pipe will freeze before a cold after pipe.
Any time I've had to fix a burst pipe (here at home, helping neighbors, at a customer's house), it was on the hot side.

I remember reading years ago that it had something to do with the way the molecules are lined up... then I read about the Mpemba effect today. Who knows?
I know that I had to patch two spots behind my neighbors furnace tonight, and it wasn't fun, but in the end, the kids could take a bath.

Anyway, insulate the pipes in the crawlspace. Leave the cabinet doors open on really cold nights. And let the faucet drip on super cold nights.
sounds like you have it covered. ..

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 04:31 AM (qlcTY)

740 739
I remember reading years ago that it had something to do with the way the molecules are lined up... then I read about the Mpemba effect today. Who knows?

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 04:31 AM (qlcTY)



I don't know about all that, but in my case I think the explanation is pretty simple: In the crawlspace, the hot water pipe is in front of a vent on the exterior wall, so it's exposed to the outside air. The cold water pipe is on the other side of a joist that runs between them, and is not in front of the vent.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:40 AM (sdi6R)

741 infidel,
Podcast link: http://tinyurl.com/qgb5d78

Going back to sleep now.....g'nite.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at February 22, 2015 04:43 AM (LbPGR)

742 Sorry about the frozen pipes. Luckily, last Jan. when it never got above freezing, I had no problems with my pipes. Brother on the other hand, nothing but frozen pipes. Not fun.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:44 AM (1000j)

743 You are up early, Lindafell, no sleepy for you either, or are you up for the day?

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:45 AM (1000j)

744 Sweet dreams lindafell.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:47 AM (1000j)

745 I didn't know there was such a thing as a left-handed mouse.

I'm left-handed myself, but the first time I sat down at someone's computer, the mouse was on the right, and I've always used it that way.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 03:47 AM (sdi6R)


I've always used a mouse with my left hand, just like my mother did.

The controls are the same with a right handed mouse.

For the generic mouse, there is little difference, but the higher ended mouses tend to me fit for a right hander. They are nice, but alien to someone who learned to use a mouse left-handed.

So, a lot of the chiral stuff looks spiffy, but it's a problem finding it chiraly for a left-hander.

Posted by: The Computing Hat at February 22, 2015 04:51 AM (0Ew3K)

746 Thanks, lindafell. I'm listening to the podcast now.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:52 AM (sdi6R)

747 Nothing on the tube, don't have Netflix and am bored out of my mind. No way I want to watch the news.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 04:20 AM (1000j)


Well, I have an episode of "Lesbian Bear Storm" to catch up with along with some other audio-visual odd n' ends.

Happily introduced the unsuspected to "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt" this evening, so I'm mostly happy.

Posted by: The Chiral Hat at February 22, 2015 04:57 AM (0Ew3K)

748 AtC: "Kafka is like, what the fuck are you doing?"

ROTFLMAO.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 04:58 AM (sdi6R)

749 Escort girls models in Moscow http://RegModels.Ru

Posted by: Tina at February 22, 2015 05:08 AM (LOSEH)

750 Escort girls models in Moscow http://RegModels.Ru

Posted by: Tina at February 22, 2015 05:08 AM (LOSEH)


LOL accurate hashtag!

Posted by: Teh Hat o Lulz at February 22, 2015 05:16 AM (0Ew3K)

751 I just had one of those thoughts that needs to get thrown out into the world for more people to use.

Multiculturalism. Let's not let them keep getting away with this.

Let's call it what it really is: Grassroots Apartheid.

At this point, I'm sure some of the more moderate, or sober members of this board are going "Cato, you've lost me there", so let me explain.

The whole multicultural ideology is built on the reinforcement of racial stereotypes. All of Central & South America + The Caribbean becomes Mexico. All of Africa becomes Thug Life 4 Reals Yo, all of Asia becomes the dorky exchange student wearing glasses, etc. Oh, and the white guy is, of course, the Evil Oppressor!

It pretends at being a mile wide, and is a molecule deep. It does this to create self-policing identity cliques that punish people for deviating from the norm, like how the Democrats always go after black Republicans for being "race-traitors" or "Uncle Toms".

It's not really diverse at all, and it's designed to drive people apart.

Posted by: Cato at February 22, 2015 05:38 AM (3HxZe)

752 [insert pseudorandom test here]

Posted by: The Pseudorandom Hat at February 22, 2015 05:38 AM (0Ew3K)

753 Sup, Hat?

Posted by: Cato at February 22, 2015 05:39 AM (3HxZe)

754 Multiculturalism. Let's not let them keep getting away with this

Properly understood, from a Marxist view:

"Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?"

http://tinyurl.com/cemyzwo

Posted by: The Utopian Dreaming Delusion of They Who Vote Over Your at February 22, 2015 05:41 AM (0Ew3K)

755 Posted by: The Utopian Dreaming Delusion of They Who Vote Over Your at February 22, 2015 05:41 AM (0Ew3K)

They're doing that. They call it immigration.

Posted by: Cato at February 22, 2015 05:43 AM (3HxZe)

756 Still calling for a bit of frozen precip Monday here in ETEX. Perfect margarita day! Off to work, Comrades. Later.

Posted by: Eromero at February 22, 2015 05:43 AM (go5uR)

757 Posted by: The Utopian Dreaming Delusion of They Who Vote Over Your at February 22, 2015 05:41 AM (0Ew3K)

They're doing that. They call it immigration.

Posted by: Cato at February 22, 2015 05:43 AM (3HxZe)


Oh, how few recognize that reality!

Posted by: The Recognizing Hat at February 22, 2015 05:48 AM (0Ew3K)

758 Night all.

Here is the live "Umma Gumma" from Pink Floyd{/i]:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcTuds6jfkI

Groove it in peace...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 22, 2015 05:59 AM (0Ew3K)

759 The multi-culti and politically correct is killing our Nation.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 06:19 AM (1000j)

760 The multi-culti and politically correct is killing our Nation.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 06:19 AM (1000j)


Posted by: The Frankfurt School at February 22, 2015 06:23 AM (0Ew3K)

761 The pancakes and bacon were the bomb and I found a Walt Disney Presents on the DVR. Life is good.

Posted by: Infidel at February 22, 2015 06:31 AM (1000j)

762
How come none of you dopes told me Geraldine McEwan had died? She was Jean Brodie, Lucia, and Miss Marple. Had that distinctive voice and was quite a looker in her day. RIP, Gerry!

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 22, 2015 06:53 AM (iQIUe)

763 I didn't know that either about Geraldine McEwan; Great actress.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:59 AM (DXzRD)

764 Yo. Morning thread is up.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 07:00 AM (sdi6R)

765 Georges de La Tour painted cats?

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at February 22, 2015 12:59 PM (U4QC6)

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