Early Morning Thread 3/1/15: Just One Meal - San Antonio [krakatoa]

Happy Sunday, dear morons. I'll be traveling Monday instead of today, and off to wonderful warm (relatively speaking) San Antonio.

I've eaten at several nice places on & around the Riverwalk.

What's your favorite?

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1 first?

Posted by: mallfly at March 01, 2015 07:06 AM (QZVz5)

2
McDonald's.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 01, 2015 07:06 AM (iQIUe)

3 wow.

on fox, air force sec warns of cuts.

Posted by: mallfly at March 01, 2015 07:07 AM (QZVz5)

4

DAY 845

618 to go (691 to Inauguration Day 2017)


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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:09 AM (CMkNk)

5
Been to San Antonio once, just for a day about 8 years ago. If I said I remember eating at a Tex-Mex restaurant, I don't think it would help.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:10 AM (CMkNk)

6 on fox, air force sec warns of cuts.
Posted by: mallfly at March 01, 2015 07:07 AM (QZVz5)

Of course. They've got a hard-on for getting rid of the A-10 and want to justify it somehow.

Posted by: Cato at March 01, 2015 07:12 AM (3HxZe)

7 Mi Tierra's in the market area.

Posted by: NL at March 01, 2015 07:13 AM (4B/mg)

8
I thought Levin's CPAC speech was good, although the best one I ever heard was Limbaugh's from 2009.

Maybe it's because I listen to Levin every night and he's much better off the cuff than reading from prepared notes.

Still, he beat up Obama and slapped around the Bushes.

(beat around the Bushes?)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:14 AM (CMkNk)

9 Everything you eat in restaurants comes from Devil's Dung.

Posted by: Pope Francis at March 01, 2015 07:16 AM (lG2E3)

10 6 on fox, air force sec warns of cuts.
Posted by: mallfly at March 01, 2015 07:07 AM (QZVz5)

Of course. They've got a hard-on for getting rid of the A-10 and want to justify it somehow.
Posted by: Cato at March 01, 2015 07:12 AM (3HxZe)


Why do they want to get rid of it? Is it because it's tactical?

I guess the USAF believes that tactical air power wins battles but strategic wins wars. But hey, you can't win the latter without the former.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:16 AM (CMkNk)

11 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, March 01, 2015. On this day last year the big news was Putin invading the Ukrain while we stood by. We were bemoaning the fact that Clinton made a "memorandum" to sorta support them and bypassed the Senate because he knew it would never be ratified. We have learned two things from this. (1) Democrats do not give a damn about the law or the Constitution and Congress even then would not hold their feet to the fire and (2) for the Ukraine; never trust the word of a lying Democrat.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:19 AM (wlDny)

12 My garage door opener broke yesterday. One of the cables started fraying. I suspect the cold was a big factor. Now to get the trash and recyclables out of my garage I'll have to schlep them up a flight of stairs, out the front door, and then down a flight of stairs. Not fun.

Posted by: biancaneve at March 01, 2015 07:19 AM (Zl68m)

13 Bourdo's on E Commerce. One the very few worth spending money at on the River Walk. It's my go to place whenever I'm in San Antonio.

Posted by: Karl at March 01, 2015 07:20 AM (HrUmP)

14 I am havong power problems here Morons so I may dissapere for a while.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:20 AM (wlDny)

15 Joke of the day:


The U.S. military is considering a months-long campaign of airstrikes to squeeze Islamic State fighters in Mosul before inserting Iraqi ground forces to retake the city, officials said Friday.


We will squeeze them by giving them some more weapons. Another pending great foreign police success for the Jar Jar and Obama. But not to worry, this will not start until the fall after they have killed everyone who is not insane and destroyed everything that has any value.


http://fxn.ws/1wCGiZm

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:20 AM (wlDny)

16 12 My garage door opener broke yesterday. One of the cables started fraying. I suspect the cold was a big factor. Now to get the trash and recyclables out of my garage I'll have to schlep them up a flight of stairs, out the front door, and then down a flight of stairs. Not fun.
Posted by: biancaneve at March 01, 2015 07:19 AM (Zl68m)


You could dig a tunnel under the garage door and get them out that way. While you're at it, you could kidnap some neighbors and slaughter the others while all the while blaming them for genocide and stealing your land.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:22 AM (CMkNk)

17 A lot of colleges are using your money to aid illegal aliens get an education AND with Obama's illegal amnesty it will get worse. Time for all States to cut off money to these liberal cesspools.


http://fxn.ws/1AJjyfb

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:22 AM (wlDny)

18 Obama has found a new way to funnel money to his homies in Chicago. Make them a national monument.


http://fxn.ws/1LZPoGz

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:22 AM (wlDny)

19 14 I am havong power problems here Morons so I may dissapere for a while.
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:20 AM (wlDny)


Well, that's par for the course for this website so don't feel too bad, Vic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:23 AM (CMkNk)

20 Another Joke of the day. Fox is reporting that Boner is possibly on the way out after selling us out on DHS funding. Somehow they still think we have an opposition Party.


http://fxn.ws/1FJDyOB

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:24 AM (wlDny)

21 17 A lot of colleges are using your money to aid illegal aliens get an education AND with Obama's illegal amnesty it will get worse. Time for all States to cut off money to these liberal cesspools.


http://fxn.ws/1AJjyfb
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:22 AM (wlDny)



Jeez, the only thing more useless than wasting money on a college education is giving it to illegals so they can waste it on useless things like sociology and humanities courses.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:24 AM (CMkNk)

22 Brazilian police have arrested a US child rapist and hopefully they will send him back to us to face charges. Unfortunately we no longer have a death penalty for scum like this.


http://fxn.ws/18bJHIb

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (wlDny)

23 Good idea, JJ!

Posted by: biancaneve at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (Zl68m)

24 So what are we doing here in the US. MA idiots are charging an 18 year old girl with manslaughter for "egging her boyfriend on" to commit suicide.


http://fxn.ws/1GCmETg

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (wlDny)

25 Eco-Nazis in CA are hitting Obama up to create another bunch of "monuments"


http://fxn.ws/18Apm0k

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (wlDny)

26 20 Another Joke of the day. Fox is reporting that Boner is possibly on the way out after selling us out on DHS funding. Somehow they still think we have an opposition Party.


http://fxn.ws/1FJDyOB
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:24 AM (wlDny)


Let me know if Louie Gohmert gets the position. If not, it's deck chair arranging on the Titanic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (CMkNk)

27 New slogan under Obama: "Millions for socialism, not one penny for defense".


http://bit.ly/1E6k6i6

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (wlDny)

28 Millionaire scrunt poor mouths.


http://bit.ly/1E6kbSF

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:26 AM (wlDny)

29 23 Good idea, JJ!
Posted by: biancaneve at March 01, 2015 07:25 AM (Zl68m)


I got a million of them. Just like Michael Keaton in "Night Shift."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:26 AM (CMkNk)

30 RINO Rubio is still trying to recover his image after amnesty sellout. Too late asshole.


http://bit.ly/18bMMYH

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:26 AM (wlDny)

31 Fox is reporting that Boner is possibly on the way out after selling us out on DHS funding.
==========

At this point I'd say McConnell is the bigger problem.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 01, 2015 07:26 AM (MMC8r)

32 How liberal are all of these social media web sites? VERY. Facebook kills the page of a 12 year old black kid from Augusta, GA for criticizing Obama.


http://bit.ly/1vwqtIq

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:26 AM (wlDny)

33 Has the CBC finally gone too far for even their supporters? Maybe.


http://bit.ly/1E5piB7

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:27 AM (wlDny)

34 IL joins CA in driving out residents who have common sense and capable of earning a living.


http://bit.ly/1aGayxO

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:27 AM (wlDny)

35
Wow. Andrew Breitbart is gone now for 3 years.

Yisgadal va-yis kadash.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:27 AM (CMkNk)

36 Colleges routinely practice racist discrimination despite multiple rulings from the courts and they have the full blessing of unindicted felon Holder.


http://bit.ly/18bQ9z4

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:28 AM (wlDny)

37 A black GA Democrat votes with the Republicans on the DHS funding bill and learns that liberal policies and support of Obama comes before his constituency in GA.


http://bit.ly/1EC9xSW

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:28 AM (wlDny)

38 Jebbie bringing in fake supporters fails to give him an edge in the CPAC straw poll. He needs to go back to the NY money men.


http://bit.ly/1GCsVhI

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:28 AM (wlDny)

39 Scankles illegally took foreign money. Not a story for the MFM.


http://bit.ly/1E2BD9j

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:29 AM (wlDny)

40 Lobbying and bribes still work wonders for getting crony corruption bucks for big farm.


http://dailysign.al/1Dp3Sv2

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:29 AM (wlDny)

41 Some of you may have thought the stupid death tax was dead.



http://dailysign.al/1BObtIP

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:29 AM (wlDny)

42
Re: House of Cards - the guy's a gimp but no one can fight him off or outrun him? Ridiculous.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 01, 2015 07:29 AM (iQIUe)

43 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1aGg4Rb


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:30 AM (wlDny)

44
Rand comes out on top again at CPAC straw poll, but Walker and Cruz are right in the thick of it.

I think Walker might be the one to beat. At the very least, there are a couple candidates (potential and otherwise) who I think are at least people I don't have to hold my nose for and perhaps actually cheer on.

For the record, I will NOT be holding my nose this time around.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:30 AM (CMkNk)

45
Even with power problems, Vic still brings it.

Right on!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:31 AM (CMkNk)

46
1. Black Christians support the fuck out of Israel.

2. Why wd anyone move from Illinois to Conn? It's just as cold and expensive as hell.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 01, 2015 07:32 AM (iQIUe)

47 Rand has a chance if WWIII doesn't start soon. I think WWIII is going to start soon.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 01, 2015 07:32 AM (lG2E3)

48 37 A black GA Democrat votes with the Republicans on the DHS funding bill and learns that liberal policies and support of Obama comes before his constituency in GA.


http://bit.ly/1EC9xSW
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:28 AM (wlDny)


I saw this. Damn, I knew the CBC war a hideous bunch but this is just revolting to see.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:33 AM (CMkNk)

49 47 Rand has a chance if WWIII doesn't start soon. I think WWIII is going to start soon.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 01, 2015 07:32 AM (lG2E3)


Hate to be the bearer of bad news but we are experiencing the opening phases right now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:33 AM (CMkNk)

50 From the -Things that used to relevant file- Judicial watch has gotten a ton of DOS files that show they were lying from the get go. Courtesy of WZ.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 01, 2015 07:34 AM (oRBDW)

51 "Hate to be the bearer of bad news but we are experiencing the opening phases right now."

I strongly suspect you're right. I hope people are doing everything they can to get prepared.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 01, 2015 07:35 AM (lG2E3)

52 Thanks for the news Vic. Another glorious day enjoying the globull warming in the Carolinas.

38 I don't get the Rand Paul thing at CPAC. Nice to see Walker a close second though.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at March 01, 2015 07:38 AM (wVWRM)

53 Morning, Glories!

Vic: "Rand comes out on top again at CPAC straw poll,"
Paulbots do better at stuffing ballot box than Jebbites. More practice.

[kicks off cats & covers, crawls out to face the day]

Posted by: mindful webworker - so, yeah at March 01, 2015 07:38 AM (xkaSw)

54 What? You cannot pull the red handled cord to disconnect the garage door for the opener and manually open the door?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 01, 2015 07:41 AM (V70Uh)

55
So, Hugo Chavez's parrot Maduro has captured a US pilot and accused him of spying?

SCOAMF to apologize and welcome a Venezuelan Mariel Boat Lift in the coming days, I suppose.

Also, Iran and Venezuela are VERY chummy. I remember that Iran was allegedly building a missile site in the north of the country, off the coast of Curacao.

Unreal. Fucking unreal. All of it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:41 AM (CMkNk)

56 Where does Jeb stand (at the moment) on the subject of AR-15 ammo banning?

(For the ever growing list of subjects where Jeb's view is indistinguishable from Obama's and Hillary's. Immigration, same sex marriage, abortion, the regulatory state, etc.,)

Posted by: Reieu at March 01, 2015 07:42 AM (4HYng)

57 52
Thanks for the news Vic. Another glorious day enjoying the globull warming in the Carolinas.



38 I don't get the Rand Paul thing at CPAC. Nice to see Walker a close second though.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at March 01, 2015 07:38 AM (wVWRM)


The normal high for this time of year is 63F. The projected high is 43F for today. This is the third Winter in a row with record low temps. The Old Farmer's Almanac was right. There is no global warming and we are entering a new ice age. And that is from that ultra conservative town of Dublin, VT.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:45 AM (wlDny)

58 Good Morning.

Vic, I hope you keep power on.,

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 07:45 AM (sj3Ax)

59 56 Posted by: Reieu at March 01, 2015 07:42 AM (4HYng)


Ironic that SCOAMF and the left are turning the people into essentially the Viet Cong.

Let me know when we crash the gates of the embassy and plant our flag in victory.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:46 AM (CMkNk)

60 I should wake up enough to focus before reading.
"Air force sec warns of cats."
I thinking, "Now what else can they screw up"

Posted by: AE at March 01, 2015 07:46 AM (+ft6G)

61
Coldest February in NYC for 80 years.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:46 AM (CMkNk)

62 +1 on Bourdos in San Antonio

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at March 01, 2015 07:46 AM (DZVAj)

63 And on top of the power problems I just learned from wifey that I have to get cleaned up and shave so we can go over and visit her mom who has her brother and ultra libtard wife there today. I got into a major fight with that commie scrunt a year ago and I would rather go get a root canal than talk to her.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:50 AM (wlDny)

64 I don't understand Rand coming out on top at CPAC. Makes no sense. He is not conservative.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 07:52 AM (5Hc+j)

65 There are still 618 days until Election Day?
I can't imagine what the SCOAMT will do on his way out!

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 07:53 AM (sj3Ax)

66 63 I would rather go get a root canal than talk to her.
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:50 AM (wlDny)


(**furiously searches for NGU's number and helicopter pilot**)


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:53 AM (CMkNk)

67 I posted this in the dead thread.Does anybody remember if I am right?
IIRC Red Sonja appeared in a story set at the siege of Vienna.She wasn't from Conan's time or world.

Posted by: steevy at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (KETbL)

68 65 There are still 618 days until Election Day?
I can't imagine what the SCOAMT will do on his way out!
Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 07:53 AM (sj3Ax)


Reflect on just this past week, darlin'.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (CMkNk)

69 64
I don't understand Rand coming out on top at CPAC. Makes no sense. He is not conservative.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 07:52 AM (5Hc+j)

Doesn't matter, neither CPAC. It has become yet another useless wing of the RNCe.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (wlDny)

70 Morning all.

Happy Sunday AM

Off to visit my mother in the nursing home

And then off to West Point to go to the Commissary before Fredo and the Liberals destroy it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (nzKvP)

71
Mi Tierra for breakfast.

I like to stay at the Menger Hotel next to the Alamo.

Posted by: Frankly at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (4M+J8)

72 So, Pope Francis called money "Devil's Dung?"

Greed, apparently, is bad. But what about the greed of the poor? Isn't covetousness of food and clothing and housing that you didn't work for a form of greed?

Sheeesh.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 01, 2015 07:55 AM (V70Uh)

73 46
Hey Connecticut has a lot to offer. You can write any senator or representative and if you are lucky will get back a condescending response telling you to buzz off..

We are #50 in job creation. Dead last. But at least I get to tell the staff they should be thankful for their sweat-shop wages. /s

Posted by: AE at March 01, 2015 07:55 AM (+ft6G)

74 By the way there is a great story in the NY Daily News about a Guard on the West Point women's Basketball team.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2015 07:56 AM (nzKvP)

75 LaFogata for Mexican food on Vance Jackson, Magnolia House for breakfast both on north side. Both excellent.

Posted by: subhuman taxpayer at March 01, 2015 07:56 AM (jVM6/)

76 70 And then off to West Point to go to the Commissary before Fredo and the Liberals destroy it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (nzKvP)


I thought they had already sequestered all the commissaries into oblivion.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

77 J. J. Sefton,
Thank you for countdown.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 07:57 AM (sj3Ax)

78 I don't understand Rand coming out on top at CPAC. Makes no sense. He is not conservative.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 07:52 AM (5Hc+j)


This is the 3rd year in a row he won. They bus in paulians for this event. It means NOTHING. The winner is who ever comes in 2nd and that was Walker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2015 07:57 AM (nzKvP)

79
Rand winning is a reflection of Papa Luap's minions stuffing the ballot box.

When he releases his new book and/or opens his pie hole it will sink the son. Then again, Rand has taken positions that have already led to his fading.

He's done.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:58 AM (CMkNk)

80 I thought they had already sequestered all the commissaries into oblivion.
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

They are trying. It's a liberal's wet dream. And remember they "Love" the Military?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2015 07:58 AM (nzKvP)

81 I thought they had already sequestered all the commissaries into oblivion.
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

They are trying. It's a liberal's wet dream. And remember they "Love" the Military?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2015 07:58 AM (nzKvP)

82 77 J. J. Sefton,
Thank you for countdown.
Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 07:57 AM (sj3Ax)


I think it's now an OCD thing, but what the hey.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:58 AM (CMkNk)

83
I like Devil's Dung. Wait, I mean Devil Dogs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:00 AM (CMkNk)

84

Doesn't matter, neither CPAC. It has become yet another useless wing of the RNCe.


CPAC's nothing but the GOP Boat Show.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 01, 2015 08:01 AM (MMC8r)

85 They are trying to wear us down. It's taking a strong (sore) back to stand up to these fvckers.


Arg, heat of a thousand suns and a pineapple wrapped in barbed wire to them all.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:03 AM (5Hc+j)

86 Hey! February is history!!!

Happy New Month!

Wickedpedia says:

"The name of March comes from Latin Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war who was also regarded as a guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus."

So, good month to plant a garden, start a war, have twins....

Posted by: mindful webworker - any excuse for a party at March 01, 2015 08:03 AM (xkaSw)

87 I like Devil's Dung. Wait, I mean Devil Dogs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:00 AM (CMkNk)


I know Bo's one. Isn't there a second mutt in the White House now (besides Mooch)? One of the kids dogs, if I remember reading correctly.

Posted by: RickZ at March 01, 2015 08:04 AM (BADQM)

88 87 Posted by: RickZ at March 01, 2015 08:04 AM (BADQM)


I was referring to the junk food from Drake's Cakes. And the Marines, too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:07 AM (CMkNk)

89 I posted this in the dead thread.Does anybody remember if I am right?
IIRC Red Sonja appeared in a story set at the siege of Vienna.She wasn't from Conan's time or world.

Posted by: steevy at March 01, 2015 07:54 AM (KETbL)


WIKI:

Red Sonja vs. Red Sonya

Red Sonja was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino, a character from Robert E. Howard's short story "The Shadow of the Vulture" (The Magic Carpet, January 1934). Red Sonya, was a sword-and-pistol-wielding supporting character of the late Renaissance. Roy Thomas rewrote "The Shadow of the Vulture" as a Conan story for Marvel Comics' Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973). Thomas also based Red Sonja on another Howard character, Dark Agnes de Chastillon, a sword woman in 16th-century France.[8]

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 01, 2015 08:07 AM (MMC8r)

90 J. J. Sefton,
I used to have Obama clock app on my iPhone & paid $2 for it. That was during first term & it didn't work very well & I wasn't paying more for unemployment, deficit, etc that were supposed to be included in it. I deleted it.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:07 AM (sj3Ax)

91
Tyranny is a lot like weather.
People talk a lot but nobody ever does anything about it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:07 AM (CMkNk)

92 #67

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

Posted by: Epobirs at March 01, 2015 08:08 AM (IdCqF)

93 90 Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:07 AM (sj3Ax)

Sounds just like a government program!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:08 AM (CMkNk)

94 Morning all.

Listening to the CPAC speech given by short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump (thank you, Spy Magazine. I miss you still). He mentions "Jeb Bush" and there's loud booing from the audience.

I know it's a self-selecting group but it still warms me up inside.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at March 01, 2015 08:11 AM (KH1sk)

95
CPAC has gone the way of the Republican Study Committee. Totally co-opted.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:11 AM (CMkNk)

96 J.J.: "I think it's [the countdown's] now an OCD thing, but what the hey."

Well, we're all stuck watching it with you. Like watching the file transfer meter on Windows 95.

But, it has been a long time since you've even suggested adding new M-words. Alas, Ebola et al. wasn't enough of a thing so we could get those, what was it, menacing microbes?

Machete-wielding malcontents? (If only wielding started with m. Or scimitar did.) Maladroit misanthropes?

Anyway, the daily countdown is appreciated, however perverse it may be to torture ourselves with it.

Could be worse OCD. You might come in saying "Obama is a SCOAMF" every day. Or "I found Waldo."

Posted by: mindful webworker - any excuse for a party at March 01, 2015 08:12 AM (xkaSw)

97 89 92 Thanks,I thought so.

Posted by: steevy at March 01, 2015 08:12 AM (KETbL)

98 96 Could be worse OCD. You might come in saying "Obama is a SCOAMF" every day. Or "I found Waldo."
Posted by: mindful webworker - any excuse for a party at March 01, 2015 08:12 AM (xkaSw)

Or the ever popular "FIRST!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:13 AM (CMkNk)

99 CPAC has gone the way of the Republican Study Committee. Totally co-opted.


So, we are just left swinging in the wind. The Levin speech was good, I hope some of the youngin's wake up.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:14 AM (5Hc+j)

100 A hipster doofus in Austin, TX got a tattoo of That Dress.

https://tinyurl.com/qat7pab

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2015 08:14 AM (sdi6R)

101 I did the SCOAMF thing for his entire first term.Which I thought for sure would be his last.When it wasn't I stopped bothering.The country is full of SCOAMFs.

Posted by: steevy at March 01, 2015 08:15 AM (KETbL)

102 http://bit.ly/1DFOL2Q Durty Nellie's Pub. Dueling Pianos and you can throw your peanut shells on the floor. Any place that refuses to cater to the people fearful of a nut is good to go by me.

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at March 01, 2015 08:16 AM (uo3Tc)

103 100 My God,it's full of 'tards.

Posted by: steevy at March 01, 2015 08:16 AM (KETbL)

104 We are continually assaulted with, "there can be no viable third party." Yeah, well, there ain't no viable Republican party as it stands now:

http://tinyurl.com/qcevmpk

King may be the most obvious indicator that the Republican party is a farce as far as it is portrayed as a 'right wing' party, but he is not alone. He just occasionally lets the truth slip from his lips.

Conservatives continue to operate under the delusion that the Republican can be fixed. That train left years ago.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 01, 2015 08:17 AM (BZAd3)

105 104 I don't think it can be fixed either but it will takes years in the wilderness before a third party is viable.By than there wont be much country left.

Posted by: steevy at March 01, 2015 08:19 AM (KETbL)

106 So, good month to plant a garden, start a war, have twins....

suck a wolf...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 01, 2015 08:19 AM (xq1UY)

107 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:16 AM (CMkNk)

And yet there is no definitive proof that any strategic battle has been won by the Air Force.

Even WWII.

After all the bombs and the horrendous casualty rate, we didn't make headway against Germany (or Japan for that matter) until boots were on the ground.

Even the nukes were not the camel's straw, it was Russia entering the theater that gave the Japanese pause for thought.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:21 AM (zRby/)

108 *That's like crossbow's and English bows right?*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:21 AM (zRby/)

109 95


CPAC has gone the way of the Republican Study Committee. Totally co-opted.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:11 AM (CMkNk)


When they invite the NJ DIABLO Fat Man and not Ann Coulter you know where they are at.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 08:21 AM (wlDny)

110 I brought recyclables out to bin on porch & decided to walk around for two minutes. All the snow has turned into hard mountains of ice.
3-6 more inches of more snow on the way.

I'm so glad it's March.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:22 AM (sj3Ax)

111 So, I guess after WWIII we can hobble together a real conservative country again?

I'm at a loss. We won a huge election and we are still in the same place. No one is held accountable for any wrong deeds.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:23 AM (5Hc+j)

112 107 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:21 AM (zRby/)


I agree; airpower alone will not win a war (unless you nuke every city in a relatively small country) but you can't win one without it, and most definitely not without strategic air power.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:23 AM (CMkNk)

113 MWW I suggested Metered Megabyte Moguls but if JJ took all of our suggestions it would probably eclipse an Ace book review.

Posted by: freaked at March 01, 2015 08:23 AM (JdEZJ)

114 110
I'm so glad it's March.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:22 AM (sj3Ax)



You do realize that the Great Blizzard of 1888 was in mid-March, right?

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2015 08:23 AM (sdi6R)

115 Well, we lived on Lackland AFB for a few years, so I think I'm qualified to opine on this thread......



Waxy O'Connor's on the Riverwalk was a favorite. We ate there on our honeymoon, and made a trip out there every anniversary when we lived down there. It's where my husband discovered that he loved Guinness stew. I'm pretty sure that I can make him drool just by mentioning the place.....

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at March 01, 2015 08:24 AM (dCUzJ)

116 109 When they invite the NJ DIABLO Fat Man and not Ann Coulter you know where they are at.
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 08:21 AM (wlDny)


What does DIABLO mean again? Democrat in a BLO?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:24 AM (CMkNk)

117 113 MWW I suggested Metered Megabyte Moguls but if JJ took all of our suggestions it would probably eclipse an Ace book review.
Posted by: freaked at March 01, 2015 08:23 AM (JdEZJ)


I'm getting selective, and I think we got more than enough.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:25 AM (CMkNk)

118 I'm sorry Carol. I hope it doesn't warm up too quick. The floods would be horrible.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:25 AM (5Hc+j)

119 Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 01, 2015 08:17 AM (BZAd3)

I'm not voting for a party that doesn't represent my interests/positions.

That they have to resort to the Democrats to get legislation passed is totally indicative of which side they really are on.

And since we're looking at an extended period where liberal policies will be in ascendant, I don't see the difference.

Let's bite the bullet now. It's very likely we'll get a somewhat conservative President and during the next four years we will solidify our new party and it's platform.

by 2020 we should be a force to be reckoned with due to our numbers and to the worsening financial situation here.

We'll either be in the camps or on the HILL by 2020, boys and girls.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:26 AM (zRby/)

120 Rickl,
It's only because March is officially first day of spring.
April 1, 1997 we had two feet of snow.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:28 AM (sj3Ax)

121 116 What does DIABLO mean again? Democrat in a BLO?



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:24 AM (CMkNk)


Democrat in all but label only. IOW he is a Democrat with an R after his name.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 08:28 AM (wlDny)

122 Fun stuff - dinner party last PM. A handful had been cheerleading the OMGNASTYRIGHTWINGERZHATETHEINTERNET line in our neighborhood over the past few weeks...
after the leaks on what the FCCs heavy hand?

Not a peep. Embarrassed by their previous support.

The schadenfreude, it was delicious.

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 01, 2015 08:28 AM (/jpU8)

123 I like a positive attitude Bitter Clinger.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:28 AM (5Hc+j)

124 Movie review I meant. Keep em coming JJ we are counting with you.

Posted by: freaked at March 01, 2015 08:29 AM (JdEZJ)

125 120
April 1, 1997 we had two feet of snow.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:28 AM (sj3Ax)



That was a heck of an April Fool's joke, huh?

I remember getting a big snowstorm in early April one year. I don't know if it was that one or not. As a consequence, I always wait until the first week of April to put away my snowblower, shovel, and salt.

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2015 08:31 AM (sdi6R)

126 steevy: "I did the SCOAMF thing for his entire first term.Which I thought for sure would be his last.When it wasn't I stopped bothering...."

And it was a sad day when you stopped. Not only the end of an era, but it left room for bizarre variants like SCOAMT to take over and replace the proper and popularized term.

Actually, neither Failure not Traitor is quite right, as he seems quite a successful alien infiltrator. But for my linguistic preference, SCOAMF just rolls off the tongue better. Almost sounds like backwards kcuf.

(Hey, JJ, what about Manchurian malefactors?)

Posted by: mindful webworker - any excuse for a party at March 01, 2015 08:31 AM (xkaSw)

127 120 It's only because March is officially first day of spring.

April 1, 1997 we had two feet of snow.



Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:28 AM (sj3Ax)


As I said earlier, it is normally 63F here but the projected high today is 43F. Must be that man-made global warming thingy. 3 record cold winters in a row but that is only a temporary "weather thing".

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2015 08:32 AM (wlDny)

128 Infidel,
You're up early.
It hasn't risen to above freezing since snow started. That's why it's all icy now.

My eyes have been burning for weeks from heat & I have drops & warm air humidifier.

I'm going to close & rest them now.

Posted by: Carol at March 01, 2015 08:34 AM (sj3Ax)

129
If you discount the Rand ballot stuffing, Walker is the clear winner. I've got my eye on Jindal too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 08:35 AM (CMkNk)

130 Take care Carol. Would love to meet you when you make out West!

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:36 AM (5Hc+j)

131 Since rickl mentioned it, per Wickedpedia:

Great Blizzard of 1888

"The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 (March 11 - March 14, 188 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. Snowfalls of 20-60 inches (51-152 cm) fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week."

I imagine damages much worse today. Much worse.

Posted by: mindful webworker - safe in tornado country at March 01, 2015 08:38 AM (xkaSw)

132 3 record cold winters in a row"

It's led to an interesting dynamic for those of us who pretend to sell what we grow...

The "official" line is that we have to deal with "warmer" temps "more severe" weather and are overloaded with advice and programs on how to overcome the associated (largely imaginary) ills, but the sotto voce from field ag people is "here's how to deal with cold and ice"...

"Trust" in government in the hinterlands is reaching an all time low (and yeah, I remember the Carter years)

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 01, 2015 08:39 AM (/jpU8)

133 I like some of the prospects for preezy for the next election. The problem is the media. I have heard lots of hand wringing and clasping of pearls about Walker the past few days about a mere comment.


The LIV isn't aborting fast enough.

*waiting for banhammer*

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:40 AM (5Hc+j)

134 Are we in the opening phases for WWIII? Perhaps. Probably. And instead of a President who saw building up military forces we have one so busy turning swords into EBT cards, we will be lucky to have donkey jawbones to swing.

The A-10 has never been loved by the USAF brass. It ain't sleek, sexy, or goes fast. And since Clinton with his Peace Dividend hastened the collapse of US military suppliers there are fewer projects for political aspiring officers to tie their coattails to, so the Pentagon is willing to throw anything and everything it can to save the JSF F-35 damn the consequences.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 01, 2015 08:42 AM (4BDL3)

135 @54: not with a bad cable.

Posted by: cnation at March 01, 2015 08:43 AM (MsIBX)

136 Some say the cumbersome full skirts and petticoats that made walking through the snowdrifts so difficult were ditched for a more streamlined silhouette, directly due to the Blizzard of 1888. It also spurred installation of underground power lines and the subway system.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at March 01, 2015 08:43 AM (KH1sk)

137 We are starting to have our opportunity against the Media.

They will continue to attempt to play gotcha games with the candidates and on into any GOP Presidency.

Our path is clear; they must be countered at every false statement, at every mischaracterization, at every misquote an slammed with counter charges of bias using audio/video and quoted articles.

THEY MUST NOT BE ALLOWED THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT ANYMORE.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:44 AM (zRby/)

138 The Blizzard of 1993, March 13.
http://tinyurl.com/ygjjcj2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2015 08:45 AM (F2IAQ)

139 So five years after Krakatoa, was the Blizzard of 1888 one of the last gasps of that lethal volcano's climate change?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 01, 2015 08:46 AM (4BDL3)

140 Up until the last couple weeks, this has been by far the mildest winter of my seven years in NC. The water troughs never froze solid for more than a day at a time, didn't have to attach plow attachment, didn't have to spend special days dedicated to just picking up fallen trees/branches. Unfortunately that was all wiped out in February, and it's been as cold and wet as any other recent year.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2015 08:46 AM (2cS/G)

141 Best part of the 1888 Blizzard? The deep drifts of schadenfreude. The same storm had killed dozens in the West, and NY newspapers were in mid-rant, calling for the frontier to be closed since those places were not fit for human habitation-- when the same storm hit the Northeast and killed hundreds. How little things change.

I think in those days it was called "trainover" country.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 01, 2015 08:47 AM (xq1UY)

142 Agreed Bitter. It's the LIV that voted for the JEF I worry about.

I did read some good local news yesterday, parents and students are refusing to take the common core testing here.

I will take any hope I can get.

You only get flak when you are over the target.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:48 AM (5Hc+j)

143 Some decent restaurants on the SA River Walk:

Biga on the Banks

The Little Rhein Steakhouse (been there forever)

Casa Rio (you can take a boat ride!)

Bella on the Banks


Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 01, 2015 08:48 AM (xSTlz)

144
There was a program on TB recently that said that long skirts were jettisoned for heath reasons. Not sure if they thought dirty hems brought in TB or it was a general push for cleanliness which is hard to achieve when skirts are dragged through dirt and mud and then into your house.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 01, 2015 08:49 AM (iQIUe)

145 Up until the last couple weeks, this has been by far the mildest winter of my seven years in NC.
-------------------

In your part of NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2015 08:49 AM (F2IAQ)

146 I think in those days it was called "trainover" country.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 01, 2015 08:47 AM (xq1UY)


a/k/a Buffalo Shooting Gallery.

Posted by: RickZ at March 01, 2015 08:49 AM (BADQM)

147 131
I imagine damages much worse today. Much worse.

Posted by: mindful webworker - safe in tornado country at March 01, 2015 08:38 AM (xkaSw)



The Blizzard of 1888 caught a lot of people by surprise because weather forecasting was still fairly primitive at the time. Some people got disoriented and lost while walking home from work, and their bodies were found in snowbanks days or weeks later. At least we would have better warning today. There would be a lower death toll, but property damage would likely be higher.

---

Another storm I only learned about recently was the Great Snow of 1717:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Snow_of_1717

Our only knowledge of that storm is from diary entries, since that was before regular weather records were kept.

At that time the colonies were just small coastal settlements, and there were still plenty of Indians living nearby.

Some of the oldest Native Americans had said that even their ancestors never spoke of a storm of this magnitude.

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2015 08:49 AM (sdi6R)

148 Yes, the Piedmont Triad, I have no idea how other areas are faring.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2015 08:50 AM (2cS/G)

149 NYT calling it wrong for 164 years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:50 AM (zRby/)

150 149 roflmao.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:53 AM (5Hc+j)

151 Lets not forget the Great Hurricane of 1780. Struck in mid-October. Killed over 22,000 people in Martinique, St. Eustatius, and Barbados.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastdeadly4.shtml

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 01, 2015 08:54 AM (4BDL3)

152 J.J. Sefton: "I think we got more than enough."

"At some point, you've made enough m-words."
-Barry "Red Diapers" Soetero

"Just give me too much!" -coke freak, 1977

Posted by: mindmul mebmorker at March 01, 2015 08:55 AM (xkaSw)

153 149 NYT calling it wrong for 164 years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 08:50 AM (zRby/)


"If the NYTimes is wrong, I don't wanna be right!" ~ Lieberal mantra.

Posted by: RickZ at March 01, 2015 08:55 AM (BADQM)

154 Anyone know the particulars of Netanyahu's speech - when, what channel, etc?

Posted by: knob at March 01, 2015 08:56 AM (mQUCm)

155 I had a good old-school Tex-Mex lunch at Casa Rio (E. Commerce St.) and some decent (but not cheap) barbecue at Saltgrass Steak House.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 01, 2015 08:56 AM (ULxbM)

156
Am I the only one watching House of Cards? I hate politics and it is all about the ghey so I dont know why I bother.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 01, 2015 08:57 AM (iQIUe)

157 If you're doing Riverwalk, make sure to see the illuminated fish under one of the bridges. Any hotel concierge can tell you where they are. Go at night.

Posted by: pep at March 01, 2015 08:57 AM (4nR9/)

158 The Great March of '93 Storm was a real bastard here in Fl, too. I spent a big part of that summer and fall remodeling houses on the west coast that had been flood out. When it rolled through the central part of the state the wind and rain were worse than either of the hurricanes in 2004, didn't last as long as the named storms but it was more intense. It spawned tornadoes all over the county that ripped up a couple of motels and a few trailer parks.

It was bad.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at March 01, 2015 08:57 AM (MkQKr)

159 Seems like the 1780's and 1870's really sucked weather wise.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 08:58 AM (5Hc+j)

160 "NYT calling it wrong for 164 years."


Consistent if nothing else.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 01, 2015 08:59 AM (UMBjg)

161 IIRC Red Sonja appeared in a story set at the siege of Vienna.She wasn't from Conan's time or world.

Well, it was a Robert Howard short story, but yeah, Siege of Vienna, 1529, I believe. But some years later the Conan comix got kinda popular, so they made some Sonja comix too, but just recycled the Conan setting.

Comix. Larf!

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Rascal Scooter Brigade at March 01, 2015 09:00 AM (Q819Q)

162 Why, it's almost as if there's a catastrophic storm every few years, and we dwell tenuously on the crust of a dangerous planet, where desperate men struggle to keep their campfires lit and their cabins warm, or something!

"I have clinched and closed with the naked North,
I have learned to defy and defend;
Shoulder to shoulder we have fought it out --
yet the Wild must win in the end."

Robert Service, Yukon Jack's greatest ad copy writer. Yep, got the poster.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 01, 2015 09:00 AM (xq1UY)

163 Major topic of talking heads today: Is Scott Walker of Presidential caliber?

Instead of : Hillary Clinton and Pal are foreign agents acting in the interests of the enemies of the US.

*like Obama has/did/will*

Not one of them will discuss anything of importance to the country.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 09:01 AM (zRby/)

164 I don't have a hard time remembering the Iowa weather in early March because that's when my birthday falls, and there's usually snow on the ground and in the air. One of the more notable blizzards was in 2006, and when I drove to get Pooky for my birthday party, the snow walls next to the highways were 8-10 feet tall.

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at March 01, 2015 09:03 AM (dCUzJ)

165 Dick's Last Resort.

The County Line

Posted by: Pendejo at March 01, 2015 09:04 AM (Do4Vj)

166 Bitter, like I said, you only get flak when over the target. I have a feeling DC is starting to realize the proles are pissed.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 09:04 AM (5Hc+j)

167 The Presidential calibers are .41, .44, .32 and 6.5 mm. For reference.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 01, 2015 09:04 AM (xq1UY)

168 Shadow of the Vulture:

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608101h.html

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Rascal Scooter Brigade at March 01, 2015 09:06 AM (Q819Q)

169 49 47 Rand has a chance if WWIII doesn't start soon. I think WWIII is going to start soon.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 01, 2015 07:32 AM (lG2E3)


Hate to be the bearer of bad news but we are experiencing the opening phases right now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 01, 2015 07:33 AM (CMkNk)



WWI officially began on July 28, 1914 (the Archduke's assassination was a month earlier) and WWII on Sept. 1, 1939. I wonder what date future historians will assign as the beginning of WWIII?

I'm inclined to say Sept. 11, 2001, but who knows? Nobody makes formal declarations of war anymore. Even Russia doesn't call their little adventure in Ukraine a "war". They're just helping the local Russian population, that's all.

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2015 09:06 AM (sdi6R)

170 Every year the Sun shrinks from us. Rejects our prayers and exhortations. The Moon Goddess grows and Mother Nature becomes cold and barren.

The creatures hide or are consumed by the earth, the winds grow angry and harsh. Soon frozen water falls from the sky.

Oh Gods why have thee forsaken us? How can we expiate our unknown sins and bask in the warmth of your love?

This happens every seasonal cycle. Our priests and shamen have yet to discover a sacrifice that will prevent it.

Will virgins cast from the cliffs prevent it? No.

Will animal sacrifice lessen our torment? No.

Only the worship of the God of Chronos can our sins be washed from us and the Earth returned to the warming embrace of the Sun.

At least until the next cycle begins again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 09:07 AM (zRby/)

171
Am I the only one watching House of Cards?


I watched the original years ago. I had no expectation that they could do it right, so I never watched, but it sounds like I was right.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 01, 2015 09:09 AM (MMC8r)

172 On weeknights I usually have the Waltons on while making dinner. (commence snickering) Currently, they are getting ready for WWII after much pacifist hand wringing.

My folks were both born in the summer of 39.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 09:10 AM (5Hc+j)

173 170
Oh Gods why have thee forsaken us? How can we expiate our unknown sins and bask in the warmth of your love?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 01, 2015 09:07 AM (zRby/)



Funny you should ask. Step right up...

Posted by: Al Gore & Michael Mann, snake oil salesmen extraordinaire at March 01, 2015 09:11 AM (sdi6R)

174 Zuni Grill was still there last time I checked. Great Tex-Mex with a twist: the prickly pear margarita.

This is made from the purple fruit of the prickly pear cactus, which grows west of Austin. They skin the fruits, soak them in tequila for a week, extract the seeds, then blend them into a frozen drink. Might also be available on the rocks.

It tastes like nothing else, which is saying a lot when you're talking margaritas.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at March 01, 2015 09:12 AM (Rm2m2)

175 I'm inclined to say Sept. 11, 2001, but who knows? Nobody makes formal declarations of war anymore. Even Russia doesn't call their little adventure in Ukraine a "war". They're just helping the local Russian population, that's all.

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2015 09:06 AM (sdi6R)


I'm inclined to say, as soon as the next President takes office. Can't tarnish the emperor with no clothes.

Posted by: Infidel at March 01, 2015 09:12 AM (5Hc+j)

176 JJ Sefton...time for some new "M" words.

steevy...You're dedicaton and devotion to the cause is noted and appreciated.

And MWW...I concur in part...dissent in part...for me...it can never be said enough....and lastly...in before AllenG(!)...

Obama is a SCOAMF.

Thank you. Y'all have a great Sunday!

Posted by: King Ding Dong at March 01, 2015 09:13 AM (DKgtk)

177 "This is made from the purple fruit of the prickly pear cactus"


People used to also make jelly out of those things. I was told that it sorta resembled apple/plum jelly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 01, 2015 09:14 AM (UMBjg)

178 rickl: "I wonder what date future historians will assign as the beginning of WWIII? I'm inclined to say Sept. 11, 2001, but who knows?"

Morning of 9/11/2001, I told the kids, "This is your Pearl Harbor. Everything changes after this." I haven't had reason to think otherwise.

Posted by: mindful webworker was here at March 01, 2015 09:15 AM (xkaSw)

179 Oh. There's a book thread. Pants on!

Posted by: mindful webworker - one page at a time at March 01, 2015 09:17 AM (xkaSw)

180 Wanted to reiterate was a previous commenter recommended in San Antinio but misspelled the name a bit. Boudro's. Worth spelling right. Well worth experiencing.

Posted by: 144 at March 01, 2015 09:18 AM (FBD2A)

181 The vernal equinox is on the 20th. Spring is not coming early this year.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 01, 2015 09:22 AM (V70Uh)

182 La Fogada on Vance Jackson most excellent. Best Tex Mex on Riverwalk is La Margarita. Dick's Last Resort fun late night.

Posted by: Nikkolai at March 01, 2015 09:34 AM (aEfC9)

183 Go to La Margarita in Market Square and order La Parrillada. Best Mexican entre in San Antonio.

Posted by: dumpsterjuice at March 01, 2015 09:35 AM (gEfeA)

184 Hotel Valencia.

Don't eat too much. Drive out to Rudy's in Leon Springs for a BBQ lunch.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 01, 2015 09:43 AM (U6f54)

185 1) Sunday Brunch at La Mansion, one of the best;

2) Budro's - order the table side guacamole and a steak entre

3) Paesanos - order shrimp Paesano. Not as good as the orginal restaurant, but still good.

4) I think there is a Fogo De Chao on the River Walk now. Never been, but the chain as a whole is good, if you don't mind being carried to your car on a wheel barrow.

Posted by: Joel V at March 01, 2015 10:01 AM (YEVFf)

186 La Fogata. Not on river walk but the best

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at March 01, 2015 10:06 AM (i1Ykw)

187 La Fogata is best experienced in Reynosa, but unfortunately that is no longer an option, Cartels and all.

Posted by: Joel V at March 01, 2015 10:08 AM (YEVFf)

188 It has been a while since I was there, but you should get a burrito. Wash it down with tequila. Anywhere will do.

We used to stay at the Crockett Hotel behind the Alamo, and there is a bar at the Menger in which Teddy Roosevelt recruited some of the Rough Riders he took into Cuba.

Posted by: azlibertarian at March 01, 2015 11:19 AM (QcMAt)

189 Club B'wana Dik.

Posted by: Lt. Smokey of the LIB Brigade at March 01, 2015 12:03 PM (YoBuY)

190 SA is my home. Take a walk north on the Riverwalk to the Pearl Brewery. There are a bunch of new restaurants at the Pearl. No Tex-mex and a little pricier but the Pearl is worth wandering up to and the restaurants are good. The extension of the Riverwalk is worth the walk too. Otherwise Boudros is always good and La Fogata is owned by a friend and is a different take on Mexican food but is a 20 minute cab ride from downtown. Never been a fan of Casa Rio and the Mercado area is total tourista.

Posted by: Ray B at March 01, 2015 01:33 PM (GP98q)

191 I lived in SA until I moved to Austin.

-Mi Tierra's
-La Fogata's
-Paisano's (shrimp paisano and giant calamari)
-Rudy's BBQ has the best moist brisket hands down, you have to ask for moist! They also make some pretty good sides.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at March 01, 2015 01:53 PM (LbPGR)

192 I second Ray B on his suggestions. The Pearl Brewery is north of downtown and is part of the Museum reach part of the riverwalk. It is about miles from downtown and is pretty gorgeous but maybe not in the freezing rain. There are a lot of cool things to see during the day along the way but the hanging fish are lit up at night and are totally cool. You can catch a river taxi to get to the Pearl. I think Boudros is pretty good and the Fig Tree and Little Rhein are good but very expensive unless you are on an expense account! Rents are high on the Riverwalk and the chains are the only ones who can afford the rents and the taxes unfortunately.

Posted by: dreadpirateroberta at March 01, 2015 02:03 PM (eB2N0)

193 Acadiana out on the 410 just north of the 90.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 01, 2015 02:21 PM (aTZRs)

194 If you are in SAN for lunch and downtown, hit Lulas on Travis (up on the street). Much more authentic TexMex than Acenar, and much better food than Casa Rio.

http://tinyurl.com/mb6ct33

Posted by: Phelps at March 01, 2015 02:25 PM (QTqVd)

195 Neat thing about Acadian, it shares a parking lot with one of the Alamo Draft House Cinemas. Movie Theatre, Comic Shop, Game shop, Bar and Restaurant in one venue...and they well serve you dinner IN the theatre during the show.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 01, 2015 02:41 PM (8hnXs)

196 Chuy's definitely. Tell the waiter that you want a combo #4 with Chicka-chicka boom-boom enchilada and cheese chile rellano with deluxe tomatillo.

Posted by: Ken in NH at March 01, 2015 04:24 PM (0Y1hO)

197 The restaurants on or near the riverwalk are either mediocre or overpriced.

For mexican food, try SoLuna, on Broadway, not too far from downtown. The food is fabulous my wife says the margaritas are excellent. Once, she described to them what she had always wanted in an encilada, with odd vegetables and such. They cooked it right up, and she said it was exactly as she imagined it might be. If you're burnt out on chile relleno, they have a specialty one that you might find interesting. If you're not, the regular one is great.

Also within a quick shot of downtown (Blanco/Hildebrand) is Cris Madrid's, which has marvelous, gigantic, greasy burgers, with cheese running down onto the serving paper. The meat is seasoned, and not pre-formed. Your stomach will thank you, though your heart might curse you. Sometimes it's clogged with locals. If there's a line, don't leave. It goes pretty fast and is so worth it. Otherwise the locals wouldn't be in that line, now would they? Honorable mention for burgers goes to The Lord's Kitchen. It's in a sketchy part of town, but San Antonio's sketchy is like NY/LA/Chicago's decent.

Freetail Pizza/Brewpub on 1604 is one of our other favorite places. The pies are great, and the beer certainly pleases this hop-head, though the beer offerings for the non-hop-tolerant are few.

Fonda Latina is a crusty looking place on San Pedro that has great Puerto Rican food.

For cheap breakfast tacos, etc. the Taco Palenque chain is good, and if you don't like that, there's always Taco Cabana, Mama Margie's, or Chacho's, though you should only go to the (excellent) NW Chacho's location. Avoid the Perrin Beitel location, unless you want a good chance to give your concealed carry a spin. The two locations are nothing alike.

Also, while you're here, track down a place that sells bottles of 5-Stones beer. Aloha Pina is very nice, and is something pretty much anyone can appreciate. Also look for the Brewer's Cut series by Real Ale, and if you eat somewhere that has 512 stuff on tap, get it--especially the pecan porter.

Bangkok Cuisine is easily the best Thai place in town.

Seafood: this is San Antonio. You've probably had far better than any seafood we can offer.

Remember: trying to eat healthy in San Antonio is a fool's errand. Our lean offerings are crap. Throw caution to the wind, feast on fabulous, heart-clogging food, and expect to hit the gym a little harder for the next couple weeks.

Posted by: Mephistefales at March 01, 2015 04:56 PM (midIF)

198 I know I'm tardy to the party on this thread, but if you're gonna eat on the Riverwalk, go to the Esquire Tavern.

http://www.esquiretavern-sa.com

It's the oldest bar on the Riverwalk, serves lunch and dinner, with a great atmosphere and great food. Has a nice old west feel to it, dark and warm inside. No better place if you're there tomorrow, which you know of course is Texas Independence Day.

Posted by: Abby at March 01, 2015 05:48 PM (8wu51)

199 Paesanos has the best shrimp dish I have ever eaten. La Tierra just off of the river practically invented fajitas, and the abuela hand made tortillas are wonderful. Best steak house on the river is Boudros

Posted by: Ned Santee at March 01, 2015 10:13 PM (75eWh)

200 Stay away from the Riverwalk restaurants! El Mirador on St. Mary's for Mexican. For a GREAT chicken fried steak, try Tip Top on Fredericksburg.... like stepping back into the '50's. A truly local joint.

Posted by: ocd con at March 02, 2015 12:19 AM (ZYzBq)

201 (1) Stay away from the Riverwalk restaurants -- except for Biga on the Banks (fine dining), Las Canarias @ La Mansion, Ostra @ Mokara (reliable Oysters for a snack), and Boudro's. Everything else is a tourist trap, (especially the Tex-Mex) but if you're into that, fine.
(2) Check out the restaurants at the Pearl (mentioned above): The Granary (best BBQ you'll find at lunch, and mind-blowing fine dining at dinner), Il Sogno (Italian, but you're in SA), The Sandbar (great seafood, and F*ck anyone that says different), La Gloria (critically acclaimed Mexican street food) or Cured (just what it sounds like -- emphasis on house cured meats).
(3) Come to King William/Southtown (my home): The Monterey (gastropub, great cocktails & interesting beers, plus, the kitchen is killing it lately), Hot Joy (Bon Appetit top ten new restaurant of 2014 - crazy fusion of Asian and South Texas cuisines + a great selection of Rieslings), Rosario's (old standby Tex-Mex, tourist friendly, but locals eat there too). Depending on how long you're staying, and how sick you are of Tex-Mex, you can check out Le Frite Belgian Bistro for good Moules Frite & some good Belgian beers.

Posted by: PTC at March 02, 2015 09:45 AM (aV7aT)

202 Mexican Manhattan is my favorite and it's the least touristy

Posted by: rod at March 02, 2015 11:27 AM (Z3fHa)

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