Morning Thread (3-17-2015)

Everybody's Irish on the blog today.

Posted by: Andy at 06:38 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Saint Patrick's Day. Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saints Brigit and Columba. There are many legends of Saint Patrick. The Shamrock, which is, now associated with St Patrick's day is said to have originated with St Patrick when he used a three leaved shamrock to illustrate the holy trinity. Another legend, which is dubious at best, is that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. Scientists maintain that following the glacial period Ireland never had any snakes. In any case, the holiday in the US has become known more for drinking and partying than any religious overtones. In fact, the Irish bar here in Charleston will be packed for blocks around. You would be lucky to get within a half mile of the place.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

2 Supposedly the Iranians have raised an issue with the 47 letter posted as an open letter to Iran.


The Associated Press, citing a senior U.S. official, reported that the letter, which was signed by 47 of 54 GOP members, first came up in negotiations on Sunday and was raised again Monday in discussions led by Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.


IOW this is most likely BS from Kerry's minions at the direction of the Choom.


http://fxn.ws/1AQRjH8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

3 Most incompetent administration in US history. The Choom's minions have paid out a record $125B in fraudulent and improper payments.


http://fxn.ws/1FuajRO

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

4 The headline link to this article at Fox says voting reform. The actuality is "voting fraud made easy".


Seventeen years after Oregon became the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots, it took another pioneering step on Monday to broaden participation by automatically registering people to vote.


This is a straight up call to make the Democrats the permanent controllers of OR.


http://fxn.ws/1ElEdUy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

5 A new theory on Stonehenge. It was an elevated alter/temple to keep the "priests feet from touching the ground". It's BS of course but who gives a big one. We can't even settle on what happened yesterday in most cases, so how do they expect to tell what happened here 5,000 years ago.


http://fxn.ws/1ElZMnL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

6 More AP crap on Fox:


The White House appeared to confirm Monday that former CIA Director David Petraeus is advising the Obama administration on Islamic State issues, even after he pleaded guilty two weeks earlier to giving classified material to his mistress.


What the hell is "appeared to confirm"? And Petraeus did not plead guilty to giving his mistress classified material. He pled guilty to improper handling. When what he should have done is hide it in his socks.


http://fxn.ws/1CoxmwZ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

7 I have to give Trey Gowdey a down-check on this one. He is giving Scankles more time to hand over docs. He should just go ahead an call for a vote in the House for criminal contempt. But, this could be a case of Boner refusing to cooperate.


http://fxn.ws/1CoxmwZ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

8 Yes, we still have a lot of idiots in the US wanting to go to Venezuela and I believe they will all expect to be "rescued" if the current commie leader for life there grabs them.


http://bit.ly/1CqCSk6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

9 The House's proposed budget will raise defense spending and cut welfare programs and social spending. It is being opposed by Senior RINOs like McShitty.


http://fxn.ws/18VHnp4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

10 A school in Orange County, VA holds a cop hate event propagating the current host of lies about cops in Ferguson and other places. It was supposed to a "black history event" which in itself is more BS. Orange County, VA is Southwest of DC.


http://bit.ly/1BMdQde

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

11 More win for Muley's DOS. That State Department official who was arrested for soliciting sex from a minor has been charged again for stalking and voyeurism. He was supposed to be held w/o bond for the first charge so why is he out committing more crimes?


http://fxn.ws/1GMFB4Q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

12 CA's high speed train waste is being delayed by multiple eminent domain cases. It should have been cancelled long ago, hell it should never have been approved to begin with.


http://fxn.ws/1ARYKhg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

13 Dodge has suspended orders for its new 700HP Hellcat because demand is so high dealers are gouging customers. They want time to straighten the orders out and make sure they are legit. I can't imagine what the insurance for this car would be.


http://fxn.ws/1LmpUrK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

14 This is what happens when you have no borders and offer free shit to all. Note that this appears to only count "legal" immigrants. Reality is probably much worse.


http://econ.st/1GUWApg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

15 And this is what you get when you bring in crowds of cheap foreign labor. And no it is not farm labor. This is what the RNCe is working toward with their bowing down to corporate fat cats.


http://bit.ly/1wSCEjw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

16 Al Bore spreads another pack of lies and calls for punishment of people who do not accept his lies that he intends to make him richer.


http://bit.ly/1GV4YoL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

17 Sometimes you have to prove the obvious:


A sweeping study of some 130,213 news articles on the 2012 presidential match between President Obama and Mitt Romney has proven anew that there was a strong pro-Democratic bias in the U.S. and international press.


If we had a real FEC the MFM would be charged with illegal campaign contributions. The law should be revised to prohibit news stories about the President or politics in general 90 days before an election.


http://washex.am/1Dt9yte

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

18 An OR man has been held in jail for 900 days with no charges as a "material witness". The article says he is an "immigrant" who can not read or write.


http://bit.ly/1L7hNzf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

19 Ron Fournier says Dems are scared to death of Scankles current problems. No they aren't the Dems are the ones who started this after being led from the WH via the Iranian rat face.


http://bit.ly/1MG4WBp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

20 NC couple charged with felony child abuse for chaining an 11 year old boy to their front porch with a dead chicken around his neck. Where do these nutcases come from?


http://bit.ly/1BLXfor

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

21 And speaking of nutcases in NC a Charlotte neighborhood is up in arms about a neighbor who insists in standing in his doorway naked. They have called police several times but due to the way the NC law is written they can do nothing.


http://bit.ly/1GfBIpf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

22 Obama complains about the first amendment and political ads on TV. I notice he doesn't complain about MSDNC blowing him.


http://bit.ly/1bdcdeB

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

23 Morning Vic, and thanks!

Posted by: 2L at March 17, 2015 06:44 AM (TaO1J)

24 Armed black power thugs protest outside of the TX Senate Building. Thank you Obama and Holder.


http://bit.ly/1LlkkGb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

25 The Choom falls back on his 2008 strategy; the scummy turd blames the evil devil BOOOOSH for ISIS.


http://bit.ly/1LmzzyC

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

26


DAY 860

603 to go (676 to Inauguration Day 2017)


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


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 06:45 AM (CMkNk)

27 Senator Scankles spent $527K of your money on taxpayer funded charter flights.


http://bit.ly/1DvHVQf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

28 Walker says he has changed his tune on amnesty but he has hired a rabid no borders and amnesty advocate as his communications director.


http://bit.ly/1EX7k5H

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

29 Former President Bush's biographer slams JEB's stance on amnesty.


http://bit.ly/1xaCeoU

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

30 On Monday, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) put forth legislation banning future ATF rifle ammo bans.


I view this as a purely political move. He must know that this has little chance of passing in the Senate because no-nutsack McConehead will not use the nuclear option and the Choom would veto it even if they did. If they were serious about throttling the ATF back they would either completely defund it (which is off the table) or defund this particular action.


http://bit.ly/1HWpa7x

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

31 Clinton's emails are not the only thing she is hiding. If we had a real DOJ she would be prosecuted under the RICO Act.


http://bit.ly/1MHh6Z4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

32 Yet another foreign policy win for Obama; Assad says he is not interested in talking to Muley. But I wonder why not? Muley will give him the store.


http://bit.ly/1FuFwop

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

33 Steven King tells Boner to kiss his ass (rhetorically) and self-finances a trip to Egypt after Boner told him not to.


http://bit.ly/1FuFOM7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

34
Almost 1PM in Israel. Wonder how the election is going.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 06:47 AM (CMkNk)

35 Don't know how the formatting on this will show up:


Here are the Senate "Republicans" who moist often vote yes on Obama nominees.
1. 87% Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
2. 77% Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
3. 75% Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
4. 74% Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
5. 72% Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
6. 72% Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
7. 70% Sen. Daniel Coats (R-IN)
8. 69% Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
9. 68% Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)
10. 68% Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
11. 68% Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
12. 68% Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
13. 67% Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
14. 67% Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
15. 65% Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
16. 64% Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
17. 64% Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
18. 64% Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
19. 63% Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA)
20. 63% Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
21. 63% Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)
22. 63% Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
23. 62% Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
24. 62% Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
25. 61% Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)
26. 60% Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
27. 59% Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
28. 59% Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
29. 57% Sen. Michael Crapo (R-ID)
30. 57% Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
31. 57% Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
32. 56% Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
33. 56% Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
34. 55% Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
35. 54% Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
36. 54% Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
37. 53% Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
38. 53% Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
39. 52% Sen. James Risch (R-ID)
40. 52% Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
41. 51% Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
42. 44% Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)


Ayote has been a huge disappointment. And I also see Tim Scott on that list, although he is far down in the pack.


http://bit.ly/1bcQhjR

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

36 except I read in Ben Hall's book, that Baghdadi had ties to Zarqawi back to 1999

Posted by: admiral marcus at March 17, 2015 06:48 AM (0u/CC)

37 WH denies that the rat face Iranian leaked the Scankles email story. That means it is 100% accurate.


http://washex.am/18VWJKo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

38 Scankles is STILL getting money from the Red Chinese intelligence agency.


http://washex.am/18TN2vK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

39 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1EYfb3c

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

40 IBD looks at Congressional Democrat's long history of interfering in foreign policy, something the Republican did not do with that stupid letter.


http://bit.ly/1LmGc45

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

41 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1GQ9xgy


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

42 Top of the morning to you Vic.

You present us with a vast bounty of news, for which we give thanks.

Let us turn to the Book of Irish whiskey, verse 7 and sing to uisce beatha.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 17, 2015 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

43 good mornin' to ya

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 06:49 AM (84SRe)

44
I'm shocked that Jeff Sessions votes 64% to confirm SCOAMF appointees. What the hell?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 06:50 AM (CMkNk)

45
I suppose I can add "Mr. Moo Moo" to the "M" list.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 06:51 AM (CMkNk)

46 I am going out to a local bar around noon for one beer. I will be wearing a bright orange sweater. I wonder if any of the local "Irish" will understand the symbolism.


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 17, 2015 06:52 AM (QLqUE)

47 A little St. Patrick's Day mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlufxatPxnA

Posted by: The Potato Eating Drunkin' Hat Begorra! at March 17, 2015 06:53 AM (0Ew3K)

48 Post-Humanist Feminist Theory

The division between parody and reality is gone. Coming to you from the University of Marburg in Germany... an exploration of Feminism that transcends such social constructs as species.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8502

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 17, 2015 06:54 AM (0Ew3K)

49 46 I am going out to a local bar around noon for one beer. I will be wearing a bright orange sweater. I wonder if any of the local "Irish" will understand the symbolism.


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 17, 2015 06:52 AM (QLqUE)


A) they can be gay and call you fabulous for wearing a complementary color

B) they can think you're a dumb Dutchman

C) You'll get the shit beat out of you for wearing the Irish Protestant color

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 06:54 AM (CMkNk)

50 35
Don't know how the formatting on this will show up:

Guess we may as well refer to an "R" as the RINO party now. I think my blood pressure just shot up 10 points seeing grandpa depends Roberts on that list after I held my nose and voted for his pathetic ass instead of OrMan.

HEY GOP surrender monkeys, do you ever read the comment section of ace's blog? I will NEVER vote for you again. I'll never vote for a scum bag liberal, but it will be a long time before I lift a finger to support the opposition party until there actually is one.

Posted by: 2L at March 17, 2015 06:55 AM (TaO1J)

51 What? I thought it was "No Irish". I'll need to re-spin my wheel of hate now...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 06:55 AM (b2cFu)

52
Everybody's Irish on the blog today

-------------------------

*hic*,,, you got that right buddy... *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 17, 2015 06:55 AM (HSmrB)

53 Posted by: The Potato Eating Drunkin' Hat Begorra! at March 17, 2015 06:53 AM (0Ew3K)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y6daUp6DAY

My version of St. Patrick's Day music.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 06:56 AM (J+mig)

54 Top o' the mornin' to you!

Posted by: McY-not at March 17, 2015 06:56 AM (9BRsg)

55 Vic, I was in your (general) area last weekend, stayed on Isle of Palms for a friend's wedding. Nice country, enjoyed my tour of the Yorktown and Laffey immensely, not to mention outstanding cuisine at Poogan's Porch.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 06:56 AM (b2cFu)

56 Hey McY-not, thanks for the kind words about Son O' Crank on the Twitter

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 06:57 AM (b2cFu)

57 7:00 AM. Time to start me drinkin'.

Posted by: Paddy O'Sinistar at March 17, 2015 06:58 AM (6eVVe)

58 He's a cutie-pie, CC!

Posted by: McY-not at March 17, 2015 06:58 AM (9BRsg)

59 Saw an "Off The Mark" cartoon yesterday of Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland.

The language was cleaned up for general publication, but you had an angry Patrick in a field, surrounded by snakes, yelling, "I'm sick of these motherf**king snakes on this motherf**king plain!"

Well, I liked it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2015 06:59 AM (zF6Iw)

60 55
Vic, I was in your (general) area last weekend, stayed on Isle of Palms
for a friend's wedding. Nice country, enjoyed my tour of the Yorktown
and Laffey immensely, not to mention outstanding cuisine at Poogan's
Porch.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 06:56 AM (b2cFu)

Yeah, that is a nice part of the State but extremely expensive cost of living, primarily due to real estate values.

But it really isn't my part of the state, I am about 2.5 hours drive away from there.


And BTW, weather here today is supposed to be gorgeous. Highs in the 80s and Sunny. But no porch rocker for me, Dr's appointment tomorrow.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:00 AM (wlDny)

61 RE list of Republicans most often voting to confirm Obama picks I probably would have lopped it off at the top 10 or 20. But I wonder how a similar list would look for Democrats voting for Republican picks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:02 AM (wlDny)

62 If yer wud loike ter spake Oirish the-day, 'ere's a website dat 'ill translate for yer.

whoohoo(dot)co(dot)uk/main(dot)asp

'appy St. Patrick's day boys an' birds.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 17, 2015 07:06 AM (E6RIJ)

63 Vic, I figured all of SC was your part of the state, what with holding the original colony charter as a retirement present from the King...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 07:06 AM (b2cFu)

64 63
Vic, I figured all of SC was your part of the state, what with holding
the original colony charter as a retirement present from the King...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 07:06 AM (b2cFu)

LOL, IIANM Charleston is the only colony settled for purely economic reasons. It was originally chartered to the Lord Proprietors because they thought they could get rich off using slaves to raise sugar cane like the Caribbean colonies.

It did not work out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:09 AM (wlDny)

65 >>>>I have to give Trey Gowdey a down-check on this one. He is giving Scankles more time to hand over docs. He should just go ahead an call for a vote in the House for criminal contempt. But, this could be a case of Boner refusing to cooperate.

.
.
.
.No Vic, he is playing it perfect. He is waiting until she makes her announcement that she is going to run, then he is going to blast her with it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2015 07:10 AM (4oSLk)

66
I think I'll watch "The Quiet Man" today. That or "Only the Lonely."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:11 AM (CMkNk)

67 re 40: I posted this yesterday but thought I'd repost: Fauxcahontis Warren email:

The United States is in the final stages of secret, closed-door negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade agreement with 11 other countries.

Who will benefit from it? One provision hidden in the fine print - "Investor-State Dispute Settlement" - may sound harmless, but don't let that fool you: ISDS could let foreign companies challenge US laws without ever stepping in an American court.

That would undermine US sovereignty and tilt the playing field even further in favor of multinational corporations.

Sign my petition and spread the word: ISDS is a bad deal for America.

[Traitor..! Oops.]

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:11 AM (bJm7W)

68 Boondock Saints Day!

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at March 17, 2015 07:12 AM (Fh/kv)

69 65 .No Vic, he is playing it perfect. He is waiting
until she makes her announcement that she is going to run, then he is
going to blast her with it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2015 07:10 AM (4oSLk)

What you are saying then is pure politics and not justice for law breaking.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:12 AM (wlDny)

70 It did not work out.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:09 AM (wlDny)

The plan never survives first contact with the enemy--or reality, for that matter.

Here endeth the lesson, Progs.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 07:13 AM (b2cFu)

71 67 The United States is in the final stages of secret, closed-door
negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade agreement
with 11 other countries.

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:11 AM (bJm7W)



Another illegal treaty by the Obamanites. I suspect on this someone could sue and get the whole deal squashed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:14 AM (wlDny)

72 The plan never survives first contact with the enemy--or reality, for that matter.

Here endeth the lesson, Progs.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 07:13 AM (b2cFu)


I blame the Kulaks.

More show trials!

Posted by: Zombie Iosef Stalin at March 17, 2015 07:14 AM (0Ew3K)

73 And with that, I'm off the clock. An hour-ish drive home to Mrs. Crank and Son of Crank, sleep, and then corned beef, cabbage, homemade soda bread, and libations.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 17, 2015 07:15 AM (b2cFu)

74 Happy St Patricks Day!

Today's the day I capture a leprechaun and beat his pot o gold out of him.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:16 AM (cbfNE)

75 I'll be wearing orange and a scowl today.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 17, 2015 07:16 AM (rwI+c)

76 Thanks for the links Vic!
I confess I don't read all of them all at once -- too enraging.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:18 AM (cbfNE)

77 >>>What you are saying then is pure politics and not justice for law breaking.
.
.
.Seriously Vic, do you think Hillary is ever going to face charges let alone have to go to court for anything she did? It is never going to happen.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2015 07:18 AM (4oSLk)

78 It's Whacking Day.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 17, 2015 07:18 AM (rwI+c)

79 74 Happy St Patricks Day!

Today's the day I capture a leprechaun and beat his pot o gold out of him.
Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:16 AM (cbfNE)


"Lucky the Leprechaun Dies in Maise Prison"

Remember that from National Lampoon?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:18 AM (CMkNk)

80 78 It's Whacking Day.
Posted by: toby928(C) at March 17, 2015 07:18 AM (rwI+c)


Zombie Roy DeMeo and Tommy DeSimone approve!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:19 AM (CMkNk)

81 Erin go braless today, ladies!

Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 07:19 AM (JO9+V)

82 21 And speaking of nutcases in NC a Charlotte neighborhood is up in arms about a neighbor who insists in standing in his doorway naked. They have called police several times but due to the way the NC law is written they can do nothing

--

Ok, fess up. Which one of you rons is this?

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:19 AM (cbfNE)

83 Today's the day I capture a leprechaun and beat his pot o gold out of him.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:16 AM (cbfNE)


Too late:

https://youtu.be/1n-9uq_lyRQ?t=2m29s

Posted by: Toucan Son of Sam at March 17, 2015 07:19 AM (0Ew3K)

84 81 Erin go braless today, ladies!
Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 07:19 AM (JO9+V)


Happy Days!

Sadly, I hear she's flat broke and living in a trailer somewhere in western PA.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:20 AM (CMkNk)

85 also noted on yahoo news:

President Barack Obama has a stern message for the younger generation about their political priorities: care more about climate change, and less about legalizing marijuana.

[what happened to his old mantra? from IBD 2 years ago: "Obama used to say jobs were the first thing he thought about after waking up, and the last thing he thought about before tucking in."]

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:20 AM (bJm7W)

86 I am guessing that the reason Dodge is restricting the number of 700 horsepower Hellcats is the need to comply with CAFE standards.


I would suggest that they explore the possibility of making E85 only engines and seeing if that would put them in compliance. After all, E85 is only 15% gasoline so if the car gets 10 miles per gallon of fuel, instead of dividing that 10 miles by one gallon, divide by the 0.15 gallons of gasoline in a gallon of E85 to get 66.667 miles per gallon of gasoline.


E85 has an octane rating of 110 so it ought to be possible to increase the compression ratio of their existing engines up to somewhere in the 14:1 to 20:1 range and boost them up to 1000 horsepower. Or you could go in the other direction and get 700 horsepower out of a smaller, lighter engine.


In any event, Dodge could make some screaming cars, sell them for serious bucks to people who would be happy to have them and make the corn farmers in Iowa happy. Oh, yeah, the air would also be cleaner.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:20 AM (KDbAT)

87 Get your sticky paws off me lucky charms!

Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 07:22 AM (JO9+V)

88 86 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:20 AM (KDbAT)


Everything the tyrants in DC do to limit our freedom presents an opportunity for some people to make some money.

Non-street legal modifications by industrious mechanics can result in some serious shekels.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:22 AM (CMkNk)

89 "And shepherds we shall be.

For Thee, my Lord, for Thee.

Power hath descended forth from Thy hand.

That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.

So we shall flow a river forth to Thee.

And Teeming with souls shall it ever be.

In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti."

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 07:23 AM (84SRe)

90 Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers

http://fortune.com/2015/03/16/starbucks-baristas-race-talk/

Posted by: The Decaffeinated Hat at March 17, 2015 07:24 AM (0Ew3K)

91 Black Lives Matter: http://tinyurl.com/kejwfpp

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:26 AM (bJm7W)

92 Posted by: The Decaffeinated Hat at March 17, 2015 07:24 AM (0Ew3K)

Just when you think the stupid can't get stupider. Race is one of those third-rail topics you don't want anywhere near business.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 07:26 AM (J+mig)

93 Just when you think the stupid can't get stupider. Race is one of those third-rail topics you don't want anywhere near business.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 07:26 AM (J+mig)


Hatin' Whitey has been damn profitable for me!

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 17, 2015 07:28 AM (0Ew3K)

94 I have to register my indignation, my outrage at the way the Irish are portrayed in comments here as rowdy drunks. I would hope that in this day and age we could transcend such cruel stereotypes which demean the soul of these fine people, with whom I have shared so many a glass of beer and shot of whiskey in bars in Chicago. hic

Top o' the morning t' ye, Glories! All Milady's family are Chicago Irish Catholic. So, I guess, are my kids - Irish, anyway; we're not so Catholic and certainly not Chicago anymore. I'm Irish by marriage.

Posted by: mindful webworker - blarney stoned at March 17, 2015 07:29 AM (8sd9V)

95 "66


I think I'll watch "The Quiet Man" today. That or "Only the Lonely."





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:11 AM (CMkNk)"

Well, those movies show us as we would like to be but, sadly, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or "London Irish" are a more accurate presentation.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:29 AM (KDbAT)

96 I'm watching the news yesterday with the sound turned way low. Something to do with islam I guess, 'cause there's a flag with the islamic crescent on it.

So I reach for the remote. It's the flag of South Carolina.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 07:30 AM (xQX/f)

97 also from weaselzippers: Obama:

"ISIL is a direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion which is an example of unintended consequences"

[you mean like helping to overthrow Khaddafi in Libya?[

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:32 AM (bJm7W)

98 Ted Cruz is killing Mika ass on Morning Joo.

Posted by: redenzo at March 17, 2015 07:32 AM (WCnJW)

99 Orange and drinking today, O'rah!!

Posted by: John O'Boehner at March 17, 2015 07:33 AM (KlVdw)

100 I don't know. I'm beginning to suspect this St. Patricks Day business is just an excuse for those who like to drink, to drink.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2015 07:33 AM (Dj0WE)

101 "Non-street legal modifications by industrious mechanics can result in some serious shekels.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:22 AM (CMkNk)"

There are also serious shekels if you get caught. Tampering with the pollution control devices of an engine subjects the owner to fines of $5000 per day that the modifications have been in place. Not many of us can afford that.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:34 AM (KDbAT)

102 86 Oh, yeah, the air would also be cleaner.


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:20 AM (KDbAT)

Ethanol based gasoline was never about air quality although that is how they advertised it. It actually at best does nothing for air quality and some even say it is worse than normal gasoline.

Al Bore even admitted a few years ago it was about politics in Nebraska. Which it still is.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:35 AM (wlDny)

103 I don't know. I'm beginning to suspect this St. Patricks Day business is just an excuse for those who like to drink, to drink.



Begorra!

Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 07:35 AM (JO9+V)

104 Has the so-called letter stopped the Iran negotiation?

One can only hope!

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2015 07:35 AM (QZIW8)

105 101 There are also serious shekels if you get caught. Tampering with the pollution control devices of an engine subjects the owner to fines of $5000 per day that the modifications have been in place. Not many of us can afford that.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:34 AM (KDbAT)

"IF YOU GET CAUGHT"

Fuck them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:36 AM (CMkNk)

106 I have to register my indignation, my outrage at the way the Irish are portrayed in comments here as rowdy drunks. I would hope that in this day and age we could transcend such cruel stereotypes which demean the soul of these fine people, with whom I have shared so many a glass of beer and shot of whiskey in bars in Chicago. hic

Top o' the morning t' ye, Glories! All Milady's family are Chicago Irish Catholic. So, I guess, are my kids - Irish, anyway; we're not so Catholic and certainly not Chicago anymore. I'm Irish by marriage.

Posted by: mindful webworker - blarney stoned at March 17, 2015 07:29 AM (8sd9V)


NSFW retort:

http://bit.ly/1BsYtS7

and

http://bit.ly/1xaPMku

Posted by: An Hata Polaitiúil at March 17, 2015 07:37 AM (0Ew3K)

107 90
Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers



http://fortune.com/2015/03/16/starbucks-baristas-race-talk/

Posted by: The Decaffeinated Hat at March 17, 2015 07:24 AM (0Ew3K)

I have never set foot in a Starbucks due to the stupidity of paying mega-dollars for a cup of joe. This just adds another reason for avoiding it like a case of Hong Kong clap.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:37 AM (wlDny)

108 read the last line: from another "science is settled" kind of guy (also weaselz):

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the federal government to ban green laser pointers following a number of laser attacks on commercial flights. Schumer, a Democrat, says green lasers are more powerful and more damaging that other colors. In a news conference on Sunday, Schumer said the lasers could be a threat to national security.
...
Schumer says green lasers are 20 to 30 times stronger than other lasers and can travel faster.

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:37 AM (bJm7W)

109 Begorra!
Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 07:35 AM (JO9+V)


I believe you are not speaking the King's English.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2015 07:38 AM (Dj0WE)

110 "97
also from weaselzippers: Obama:



"ISIL is a direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion which is an example of unintended consequences"



[you mean like helping to overthrow Khaddafi in Libya?[

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:32 AM (bJm7W)"

That is Obama trying to cover his ass. ISIS exists because Obama refused to negotiate a Status Of Forces Agreement in Iraq and then pulled all the American troops out and then in the midst of the "Arab Spring" foolishness he tried to overthrow the Syrian government.

Yes, there were unintended consequences and they can all be traced back directly to decisions by President Supergenius.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:39 AM (KDbAT)

111 83 Top o' the morning t' ye, Glories! All Milady's
family are Chicago Irish Catholic. So, I guess, are my kids - Irish,
anyway; we're not so Catholic and certainly not Chicago anymore. I'm
Irish by marriage.

Posted by: mindful webworker - blarney stoned at March 17, 2015 07:29 AM (8sd9V)

Scotch on my father's side, Irish on mother's side.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:39 AM (wlDny)

112 I have never set foot in a Starbucks due to the stupidity of paying mega-dollars for a cup of joe. This just adds another reason for avoiding it like a case of Hong Kong clap.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:37 AM (wlDny)


Are you dissing cat poop coffee?

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Civet who Poops Black Gold at March 17, 2015 07:42 AM (0Ew3K)

113 Schumer says green lasers are 20 to 30 times stronger than other lasers and can travel faster.

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:37 AM (bJm7W)


ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: Zombie Albert Einstein at March 17, 2015 07:42 AM (0Ew3K)

114 Scotch on my father's side, Irish on mother's side.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:39 AM

--

Classic Scotch - Whiskey mix

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:42 AM (cbfNE)

115 Scotch on my father's side, Irish on mother's side.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:39 AM (wlDny)

A lot of both and all of neither. The running gags with my family is that they need an "all of the above" box on census forms, and that the family motto should be changed to "I'd hit it."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 07:42 AM (J+mig)

116 Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers

Starbucks baristas would end up wearing the coffee. I'm sure this is only for the stores in Blue States. I'm thinking the Portland and Seattle areas specifically.

Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2015 07:43 AM (ZKGnj)

117 108,

What a fucking idiot.

The green lasers we used as part of our escalation of force kit had fuck-all to do with lethality. It was merely a way to grab the attention of anyone approaching a checkpoint at night.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 17, 2015 07:43 AM (OsWis)

118 one more from weaselzipper, saw this yesterday, and re-reading itm makes it more scary:

Many Democrats would like to see a first-tier figure challenge Hillary Clinton for the party's presidential nomination. Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein agrees, but his choice isn't Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Martin O'Malley. On Monday, Klein sent up a trial balloon emblazoned with the name of Al Gore.

As Klein sees it, reducing the "existential threat" of climate change should be the main theme of a Gore candidacy, though he admitted that the issue might end up costing Gore votes. That said, it's a risk that could pay off big if Gore's elected, since "climate change is an issue where the president has real unilateral authority."

In any event, funding the campaign wouldn't seem problematic. Klein noted that Gore himself now is "fabulously wealthy - richer, even, than Mitt Romney" and added, given super-rich environmentalists' esteem for the star of An Inconvenient Truth, that "it's easy to imagine, say, billionaire Tom Steyer gathering some friends and putting some massive superPAC money behind Gore."

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:43 AM (bJm7W)

119 Y'all can kiss my blarney stones today. AFTER I dip them in valu-rite infused pudding.

Now go forth and pinch some fine ass.

Posted by: Dave G at March 17, 2015 07:43 AM (dUE05)

120 21 They have called police several times but due to the way the NC law is written they can do nothing.
======================

If the Police can do nothing the neighbors will have to, and the city needs to react. The original reason for law is to eliminate vigilante action.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2015 07:44 AM (QZIW8)

121 96
I'm watching the news yesterday with the sound turned way low. Something
to do with islam I guess, 'cause there's a flag with the islamic
crescent on it.



So I reach for the remote. It's the flag of South Carolina.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 07:30 AM (xQX/f)

The SC crescent moon flag was developed in the 1700s during the Revolutionary war. The islamic symbol did not come about until the late 1800s. And the moon is shown in theirs pointing in the opposite direction.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:44 AM (wlDny)

122 "102
86 Oh, yeah, the air would also be cleaner.




Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:20 AM (KDbAT)

Ethanol
based gasoline was never about air quality although that is how they
advertised it. It actually at best does nothing for air quality and some
even say it is worse than normal gasoline.

Al Bore even admitted a few years ago it was about politics in Nebraska. Which it still is.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:35 AM (wlDny)"

Ethanol burns cooler than gasoline so you wind up with a different set of combustion products. I believe that you get fewer oxides on nitrogen but more of some other things. I have read that the other things are less harmful but I will defer to somebody with more knowledge of chemistry and medicine.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:45 AM (KDbAT)

123 Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers

--

Most Starbucks baristas are white, and so are most of their customers.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:46 AM (cbfNE)

124 Schumer says green lasers are 20 to 30 times stronger than other lasers and can travel faster.
Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:37 AM (bJm7W)

The idea that they travel faster is pure scientific ignorance, the speed of light is what it is.

As far as green lasers being stronger, most of the stronger lasers you can buy on the market are, in fact, green. That's more due to the materials used being cheaper than any inherent advantage to the color itself, IIRC.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 07:47 AM (J+mig)

125 112 Are you dissing cat poop coffee?

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Civet who Poops Black Gold at March 17, 2015 07:42 AM (0Ew3K)

Starbucks would not even exist if the overpaid yuppie contingent had never arrived.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

126 Typical Obama. Blame Bush for a problem he could have prevented with a status of forces agreement. Also, he acted like Bush was the dumbest guy on the planet for destabilizing Iraq, and then, he encouraged and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and threw Mubarak under the bus, community organized in Libya, and agitated against al Assad in Syria. Yeah, it's Bush's fault. Son of a...

Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2015 07:48 AM (ZKGnj)

127 123 Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers

--

Most Starbucks baristas are white, and so are most of their customers.
Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:46 AM (cbfNE)


Oh, I can't WAIT to have a conversation with them. Actually, a lot of the Starbuck's baristas in NYC are non-white.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:48 AM (CMkNk)

128 Erin Go Braugghghgh:

http://tinyurl.com/ks6j9r9

Happy St Pat's Day to all you Celtic Keltic types.

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:48 AM (bJm7W)

129 IMO, ethanol happened because everyone benefited except the end user. Manufacturers of small engines got to sell more. Ethanol ruins older cars, so auto manufacturers were ok with it... etc. Not to mention the politics and hooplah. No one in the whole process of the mandate gave a shit what the end result would be to the consumer who had no skin in the game. Huge boondoggle of epic fail.

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 07:49 AM (84SRe)

130 The Starbucks race convo will go like the Chevy Chase / Richard Pryor job interview on SNL. I'm fey like that today.

Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 07:50 AM (JO9+V)

131 Paddy was trapped in a bog and seemed a goner when
Big Mick O'Reilly wandered by.


'Help!' Paddy shouted, 'Oi'm sinkin'!'


Don't worry,' assured Mick. 'Next to the Strong Muldoon, Oi'm the strongest
man in Ireland, and Oi'll pull ye right out o' there.'


Mick leaned out and grabbed Paddy's hand and pulled and pulled to no avail.


After two more unsuccessful attempts, Mick said to Paddy, 'Shure, an' Oi
can't do it. The Strong Muldoon could do it alone, mebbe,
but Oi'll have to get some help.'


As Mick was leaving, Paddy called out, 'Mick! Mick!


D'ye think it will help if Oi pull me feet out of the stirrups?

Posted by: thefritz at March 17, 2015 07:50 AM (HUo8E)

132 Yes, lets elect Al Gore. Let's kill what's left of the economy with prejudice. Not to mention having a sex pervert in the White House. (yeah, I know the pervert thing wouldn't be anything new.)

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 17, 2015 07:51 AM (wf3Kt)

133
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to my Irish friends.

And Chuck Schumer is Celtophobic for wanting to ban green lasers. Filthy Heeb bastard.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:52 AM (CMkNk)

134 ""IF YOU GET CAUGHT"



Fuck them.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:36 AM (CMkNk)"

I am reminded of a scene in the movie "Born in East LA" where Cheech Marin tells some guy in a Mexican police station "Fuck you."

In the next scene Cheech Marin is hanging in chains upside down in a Mexican jail cell while the guy says, "Fuck me? No. Fuck you."

Of course, if you never get caught everything is copacetic. That "If" is a pretty big deal, though.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:52 AM (KDbAT)

135 speaking of the naked guy on the porch, remember the college guy who attended (if I recall correctly) UC Berkeley and insisted on going to class and around the campus naked? Only came to an end, not because of any rules, but because some women filed a complaint that his nakedidity was a form of sexual harassment. (See? even stupid ideas can sometimes be put to good use.)

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:52 AM (bJm7W)

136 Most Starbucks baristas are white, and so are most of their customers.



The baristas need to check their white privilege at the door and give their job to a less fortunate person.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2015 07:53 AM (+36KQ)

137 What a fucking idiot.

The green lasers we used as part of our escalation of force kit had fuck-all to do with lethality. It was merely a way to grab the attention of anyone approaching a checkpoint at night.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 17, 2015 07:43 AM (OsWis)


F**k you Chuck Schumer.

Posted by: Green Lantern Corps at March 17, 2015 07:53 AM (0Ew3K)

138 134 Of course, if you never get caught everything is copacetic. That "If" is a pretty big deal, though.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 07:52 AM (KDbAT)


How would one get caught for fucking with the PCV devices on a car? Meh, just pay off your mechanic. And a new black market in inspection stickers.

This is how cash economies start and how governments go Greek.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 07:54 AM (CMkNk)

139 re 131: why was he on a gynecologist's table..?

Posted by: mallfly at March 17, 2015 07:55 AM (bJm7W)

140 Common Core Testing Disaster

http://tinyurl.com/m7hodle

Posted by: The Uncommon Hat at March 17, 2015 07:55 AM (0Ew3K)

141 IMO, ethanol happened because everyone benefited except the end user. Manufacturers of small engines got to sell more. Ethanol ruins older cars, so auto manufacturers were ok with it... etc. Not to mention the politics and hooplah. No one in the whole process of the mandate gave a shit what the end result would be to the consumer who had no skin in the game. Huge boondoggle of epic fail.
Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 07:49 AM (84SRe)

This is, more and more, how business is done anymore. Big Government and Big Business collude to come up with a scheme to squeeze the public for more money. Business rolls it out, Government makes it mandatory, both sides rake in the money and laugh all the way to the bank while we get robbed blind.

The Left always sees the business part and wants to assign them all of the blame, since in their backwards worldview working for the government automatically makes perfect angels of people, but the crony businesses wouldn't be able to pull it off without the politicians (in both parties) that encourage, enable, and profit from their behavior. They also wouldn't survive long in a free market, as unused to legitimate competition as they've become.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 07:55 AM (J+mig)

142
You can't do anything in this country anymore without breaking a law. I doubt even the lawmakers can keep up with the laws.
Freedom use to be a part of this country, now not so much.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 17, 2015 07:56 AM (wf3Kt)

143 In the 'good old days' lead was added to gasoline to reduce pre-ignition. But lead pollution. So then they tried something else -- some four letter acronym I forget. But that ended up getting into drinking water and was a nightmare to remove.

Short history of why we have ethanol.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 07:57 AM (xQX/f)

144 Actually, a lot of the Starbuck's baristas in NYC are non-white.

--

Huh. In our area (suburbs), most baristas are white. So are most Chik-Fil-A employees. Most Wendy's, McD's, and Burger King employees are black.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:57 AM (1Lhis)

145 I have no desire to have a 700 HP Fiat that runs on corn liquor. How about we use up all of the oil in the ground first?

Posted by: freaked at March 17, 2015 07:57 AM (JdEZJ)

146 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 17, 2015 07:59 AM (hSlC9)

147 129
IMO, ethanol happened because everyone benefited except the end user.
Manufacturers of small engines got to sell more. Ethanol ruins older
cars, so auto manufacturers were ok with it... etc. Not to mention the
politics and hooplah. No one in the whole process of the mandate gave a
shit what the end result would be to the consumer who had no skin in the
game. Huge boondoggle of epic fail.


Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 07:49 AM (84SRe)

What irks the shit out of me is that the ethanol mandates were put in place in 2005 when Republicans owned both houses of Congress and Bush was President. Before that the Democrat ethanol efforts were all subsidies and tax breaks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

148 Who wants to bet that Chuck Schumer has a friend or relative who own significant amounts of stock in a company that produces a laser that's as powerful as the green ones, but costs more?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 07:59 AM (J+mig)

149 But that ended up getting into drinking water and was a nightmare to remove

MTBE was an additive mandated by CA law to reduce smog. It's highly water soluble. It's a problem for ground water but not so much for surface water.

Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2015 08:01 AM (ZKGnj)

150 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)
***
Vic, rats are kinda cute. That doesn't do justice to Jarrett's angular, sinister style of ugliness. She reminds me more of a gargoyle from Dr Who called the Malus:
http://tinyurl.com/mmdkpe2

Posted by: Another Insomniac at March 17, 2015 08:01 AM (3F6F8)

151 An Hata Polaitiúil: NSFW retort...

err... thanks, but no, thanks

Posted by: mindful webworker - what th'...? at March 17, 2015 08:02 AM (8sd9V)

152 Ethanol is awesome. You shut your whore mouth.

Posted by: Iowa at March 17, 2015 08:02 AM (ZKGnj)

153 Huh. In our area (suburbs), most baristas are white. So are most Chik-Fil-A employees. Most Wendy's, McD's, and Burger King employees are black.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:57 AM (1Lhis)


Really?

Maybe I'm just so used to fast-food employees being illegal aliens who can't speak English.

I remember one time I ordered a dozen cheeseburgers from McDonalds. The cashier repeated back "eight cheeseburgers?"

I stated "not eight, a dozen"

This repeated a few times until the manager came up and told the cashier "twelve", after which I got the stink eye.

Apparently the word "dozen" is oppressive or something...

Posted by: A Dozen Hats (or more) at March 17, 2015 08:03 AM (0Ew3K)

154 144 Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 07:57 AM (1Lhis)

Well, I'm predominantly white, myself.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 08:03 AM (CMkNk)

155 In case you missed the noon update yesterday, I matched. Which means I'll be spending the next seven years of my life teaching white blood cells to eat things they don't normally eat. And from lengthy instructions barked at me last night, I assume I won't be traveling very far to do that.

So my outcome was satisfactory, by the Nero Wolfe standard. All the vaunted suspense and secrecy building up to the big reveal at Friday's ceremonies leaks like a sieve. The only real worry about the next 3 days is the Winston Wolf standard.

So far as I can tell, everyone near and dear to me matched, and nobody seems afraid they're stuck with their 20th choice.

There are at least three in our class who did not match, and they're jockeying for position in the second-round draft. Gossip says all three have good grades, but the stink of entitlement led them to choose poor strategy and douchey personalities.

So, happy happy and joy joy here. Thanks for the good thoughts. I'm resolved to become a mature and responsible adult now, which should make my comments here much less entertaining. Just the price of doing business.

Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 08:04 AM (4pyhg)

156 MTBE... totally predicted but the politics of " we must do something now " eclipsed reason. The tards in California are the root of gasoline additives. I'm so skeptical I even wonder if taking lead out of gasoline was really necessary. Back when they did it most engines had carbs. Surely taking lead out forced engine wonks to develop direct fuel injection and computer controlled stuff, but still... I honestly think the CAFE standards California forced on the whole country are total BS envirnonmeenie commie control. They mandate shit because they can.

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:05 AM (84SRe)

157 Mornin' 'rons.

One of our local high schools has bowed to the gods of political correctness and changed their nickname from The Redskins.

Posted by: Paddy O'Citizen X at March 17, 2015 08:06 AM (7ObY1)

158 Voting is underway in Israel.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 17, 2015 08:07 AM (iQIUe)

159 "28 Walker says he has changed his tune on amnesty but he has hired a rabid no borders and amnesty advocate as his communications director."

Scratch one potential nominee. Walker can rot in Hell.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 17, 2015 08:07 AM (lG2E3)

160 Brilliant Schumer is trying to ban green on St. Patrick's Day.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 17, 2015 08:07 AM (ee9LE)

161 So, happy happy and joy joy here. Thanks for the good thoughts. I'm resolved to become a mature and responsible adult now, which should make my comments here much less entertaining. Just the price of doing business.
Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 08:04 AM (4pyhg)

Too late, you're one of the Horde. You can be all mature and responsible in meatspace, but don't get any of it on us. Oh, and congratulations.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:08 AM (J+mig)

162 Howd Fenelon's talk with the (human) higher-up go? I can't F3 on this marvelous Steve Jobs contraption.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at March 17, 2015 08:08 AM (yxw0r)

163 @155. Congrats . Thanks for the update. Good luck and remember... endeavor to persevere

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:08 AM (84SRe)

164 >>>>In the 'good old days' lead was added to gasoline to reduce pre-ignition. But lead pollution. So then they tried something else -- some four letter acronym I forget. But that ended up getting into drinking water and was a nightmare to remove.

Short history of why we have ethanol.
.
.
.
.Additionally, the Federal Government was looking for a way to increase the money from the gas tax without being too obvious. They listened to big Ethanol and realized that 10% ethanol mix gets less mileage than 100% gasoline, and presto, a stealth increase for the Transportation fund with nobody the wiser.

Just a few extra pennies per fill-up in taxes, but Americans fill up billions of times a week.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2015 08:08 AM (4oSLk)

165 "129
IMO, ethanol happened because everyone benefited except the end user.
Manufacturers of small engines got to sell more. Ethanol ruins older
cars, so auto manufacturers were ok with it... etc. Not to mention the
politics and hooplah. No one in the whole process of the mandate gave a
shit what the end result would be to the consumer who had no skin in the
game. Huge boondoggle of epic fail.


Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 07:49 AM (84SRe)"

Look at the time line. In the 1960s they started taking the lead out of gasoline. The result was lower octane and without the lubrication from lead, the valves started sticking and burning. The auto manufacturers responded by lowering the compression ratios of the engines which made them less efficient and caused them to use more gasoline. Then the Arabs raised the price of oil by a lot. During the scramble to do something, even if it is wrong, a whole lot of schemes were tried including ethanol. A couple of other important factors have been affecting things at the same time. The EPA keeps growing in power for its own bureaucratic reasons and also because it suits the religious views of many deep green atheist progressives. Also the oil industry works very hard to prevent any alternative from gasoline from being widely adopted. They use the EPA as their cat's paw to kill alternatives like CNG conversions.

The main issue with ethanol is that it has to work in vehicles optimized for low octane unleaded gas which requires low compression ratio engines.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 08:09 AM (KDbAT)

166 *****no thanks, don't care to be irish any day of the year!

Posted by: Tennessee Volunteer at March 17, 2015 08:09 AM (SmCFT)

167 WASHINGTON -- The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office.

The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.

But the timing of the move raised eyebrows among transparency advocates, coming on National Freedom of Information Day and during a national debate over the preservation of Obama administration records. It's also Sunshine Week, an effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency.

"The irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me," said Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 17, 2015 08:09 AM (e8kgV)

168 Mornin all

Training today yippeeeeee
This one's all on radiological equipment. You know, like geiger counters and etc. So boring, really.

Posted by: Bigby's Manicure at March 17, 2015 08:10 AM (3ZtZW)

169 Been reading Jon Krakauer's INTO THE WILD, about that kid Chris "Alexander Supertramp" McCandless, who perished in the Denali.

McCandless was no stereotypical hippie drifter. He used the alias because he was vehemently against paying taxes, and once when asked if he had a hunting license, he retorted "How I feed myself is none of the government's business. Fuck them."

Posted by: Paddy O'Citizen X at March 17, 2015 08:10 AM (7ObY1)

170 I'm resolved to become a mature and responsible adult now, which should make my comments here much less
entertaining. Just the price of doing business.
Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck


Congrats!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2015 08:11 AM (+36KQ)

171 Training today yippeeeeee
This one's all on radiological equipment. You know, like geiger counters and etc. So boring, really.
Posted by: Bigby's Manicure at March 17, 2015 08:10 AM (3ZtZW)

When radiation = boring, everything's good. When radiation = not boring, it's time to panic.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:11 AM (J+mig)

172 Hey Scott Walker:

WE... ACCEPT YOU...YOU ARE ONE OF US!

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 17, 2015 08:11 AM (lG2E3)

173 That little girl from the Cruz brewhaha is adorbs, BTW.

"Uncle Cruz." LOL.

Posted by: Paddy O'Citizen X at March 17, 2015 08:12 AM (7ObY1)

174 Everybody's Irish on the blog today.

***

You misspelled bog.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 17, 2015 08:13 AM (la3LG)

175 Good Morning 'ons and 'ettes!

What perfidy are we going to complain about today? I'm ready to get started!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Gov. Walker's Throne of Skulls! Replicas only at the Outrage Outlet! at March 17, 2015 08:13 AM (hLRSq)

176 @169 That McCandels kid was a tad messed up. If he hadn't starved to death in that bus, he'd probably have become a barista at a coffee and weed shop in Tacoma. Staving because you make poor life choices ain't no way to go through life kid..

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:14 AM (84SRe)

177 What perfidy are we going to complain about today? I'm ready to get started!
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Gov. Walker's Throne of Skulls! Replicas only at the Outrage Outlet! at March 17, 2015 08:13 AM (hLRSq)

The perfidy of whiskey bottles that refuse to refill themselves?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:15 AM (J+mig)

178 176 @169 That McCandels kid was a tad messed up. If he hadn't starved to death in that bus, he'd probably have become a barista at a coffee and weed shop in Tacoma. Staving because you make poor life choices ain't no way to go through life kid..


Krakauer thinks McCandless was poisoned by a mold that grows on the wild potato seeds he was eating. They know he was improperly storing them.

There's a lot more to the story than the way it was generally reported. The kid was reckless and stupid but he did actually know how to take care of himself in the wild.

Krakaer's conclusion is debatable, but he must be given his due as an expert on the subject. He's investigated it more than probably anyone alive.

Posted by: Paddy O'Citizen X at March 17, 2015 08:17 AM (7ObY1)

179 I'd love to stay at this virtual bar and drink the day away, but g**damn work calls.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2015 08:18 AM (zF6Iw)

180 Good morning. Isn't it terrible that blacks were held in slavery for 400 years? And all so you crackers could profit from the black man's pain and come here to buy over priced coffee to show how smart you are. Maybe you should just get your honky white ass to the back of the line again.

I don't know. Seems like a good business strategy to me.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 17, 2015 08:19 AM (ee9LE)

181 Daybreak is near... we only got down to 69 last night here in the DFW so I have the windows open. You would not believe the birds outside! Holy crap it's like a Disney movie out back.... ( no, not Tippi Hedren level..... yet )

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:19 AM (84SRe)

182 I denounce my ancestors for the slaves they held.... wait... what? THEY didn't ? Damn! Hmmm. You'd never know it.

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:21 AM (84SRe)

183 One picture before I go:
Maureen O'Hara in 1947s Sinbad the Sailor:

http://goo.gl/yJ6wZ2

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2015 08:21 AM (zF6Iw)

184 O'VIA
or
Village Idiot's O'Prentice?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 17, 2015 08:21 AM (j3OmN)

185 It's good to know Bjorn and Elsa Svenson up in Minnesota can be Irish for a day.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 17, 2015 08:22 AM (wf3Kt)

186 I denounce my ancestors for the slaves they held.... wait... what? THEY didn't ? Damn! Hmmm. You'd never know it.

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:21 AM (84SRe)


Own it, Whitey!

Posted by: Askia Muhammad I at March 17, 2015 08:23 AM (0Ew3K)

187
Who was it that postulated that the Irish are the lost tribe of Israel?

Either them or the Sicilians.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 08:23 AM (CMkNk)

188 Apparently the word "dozen" is oppressive or something...
Posted by: A Dozen Hats (or more) at March 17, 2015 08:03 AM (0Ew3K)

--

Dozen = doce (do-seh)

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2015 08:23 AM (Kh7z6)

189 There's only one non-Borg candidate now. Give up teabaggerz!

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 17, 2015 08:25 AM (lG2E3)

190 "we only got down to 69 last night here in the DFW so I have the windows open"



Had to run the AC in the pickup yesterday afternoon and then get all the fans going when I got home. Warm day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2015 08:25 AM (Hmple)

191 183
One picture before I go:

Maureen O'Hara in 1947s Sinbad the Sailor:



http://goo.gl/yJ6wZ2

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2015 08:21 AM (zF6Iw)


That was one good looking woman in her day. She is currently living in Idaho.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 08:26 AM (wlDny)

192 "we only got down to 69 last night here in the DFW so I have the windows open"

Had to run the AC in the pickup yesterday afternoon and then get all the fans going when I got home. Warm day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2015 08:25 AM (Hmple)


Highs in the 80's here for a week. Low humidity and light breezes.

Paradise!

Posted by: The Desert Hat at March 17, 2015 08:27 AM (0Ew3K)

193 So this is the day we wear green and tomorrow is the day we feel green, right?

Posted by: 2L at March 17, 2015 08:28 AM (TaO1J)

194 The perfidy of whiskey bottles that refuse to refill themselves?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:15 AM (J+mig)


Sounds good to me!

"Treacherous, vile containers! Why must you mock me with your emptiness? This is all your fault, Boehner!!"

"MENDOOOZZAAAAA!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Gov. Walker's Throne of Skulls! Replicas only at the Outrage Outlet! at March 17, 2015 08:28 AM (hLRSq)

195 Morning all.


Heres to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:28 AM (rDqRv)

196 Western civilization has jumped the shark. Wait, I shouldn't give the those feminists any ideas... Male sharks have more than one... you know...

48 Post-Humanist Feminist Theory

The division between parody and reality is gone. Coming to you from the University of Marburg in Germany... an exploration of Feminism that transcends such social constructs as species.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8502

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 17, 2015 06:54 AM (0Ew3K)

Posted by: Pyrocles at March 17, 2015 08:29 AM (MYMcU)

197 Highs in the 80's here for a week. Low humidity and light breezes.
Paradise!
Posted by: The Desert Hat



Two weeks ago we had 4 to 7" of snow in D/FW.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2015 08:30 AM (+36KQ)

198 President Reuven Rivlin cast his vote Tuesday at a Jerusalem school and implored people to get out and vote. We are voting today for ourselves for our children, our elderly, residents of the Gaza envelope and residents of the northern border, he said. Dont leave the decision in others hands.

Reuven Rivlin casts his ballot, says voting is not just a great privilege but also a great duty.

Balloting in Israel is expected to top 80%. In America not so much

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:31 AM (rDqRv)

199 we only got down to 69 last night

No time for coitus?

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at March 17, 2015 08:32 AM (xQX/f)

200 If youre enough lucky to be Irish Youre lucky enough!

And if your female with red hair, you pretty much got it all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:33 AM (rDqRv)

201 155 Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 08:04 AM (4pyhg)
=====================

In case you missed it yesterday let me say again, "Congratulations"! Job very well done.

Posted by: MTF, Denier at March 17, 2015 08:34 AM (LISuA)

202 Acorn in Israel seems to be working. Arabs are being bussed to the polls. Netanyahu is being called a racist for noticing

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:36 AM (zOTsN)

203 "Highs in the 80's here for a week. Low humidity and light breezes.

Paradise!"




Gots to love it. When I visited Vegas in May several years ago it was mid-high 90s but it was still pleasant.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2015 08:36 AM (Hmple)

204 @202 Those aren't Arabs, they are Mexicans!

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (wf3Kt)

205 I'm going to get lectured by a Coffee Monkey with a degree in Advanced Bongos about race relations?

That won't end well.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (MMC8r)

206 NGU I heard that Herzog was quoted in an article agreeing to the pre 1967 borders and to the division of Jerusalem. Also said he trusts Obama will get a good deal with Iran. Sounds pretty different than Netanyahu

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (zOTsN)

207 Acorn in Israel seems to be working. Arabs are being bussed to the polls. Netanyahu is being called a racist for noticing
Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:36 AM (zOTsN)

They are allowed to vote ya know?

And that might not be so bad for Netanyahu anyway. If it increases the total vote, it decreases the possible influence of the minor parties- ie below 4%- and force what ever coalition is formed to include Likud and Netanyahu

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (rDqRv)

208 All this talk of ethanol brings us to this. Would you run E85 in this?


http://bit.ly/1EmxnhD



Oh, my old La Salle ran great . . .

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (wlDny)

209 Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (MMC8r)

"The style book says the proper answer is "F.Y,N.Q?"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Gov. Walker's Throne of Skulls! Replicas only at the Outrage Outlet! at March 17, 2015 08:39 AM (hLRSq)

210 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)

211 What's a mile long and has an asshole every 3 feet?

Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (7RXcs)

212 Likud already said they won't form a coalition with Herzog

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (zOTsN)

213 NGU I heard that Herzog was quoted in an article agreeing to the pre 1967 borders and to the division of Jerusalem. Also said he trusts Obama will get a good deal with Iran. Sounds pretty different than Netanyahu.



Sounds like he went all in on unicorn farts.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (+36KQ)

214 NGU I heard that Herzog was quoted in an article agreeing to the pre 1967 borders and to the division of Jerusalem. Also said he trusts Obama will get a good deal with Iran. Sounds pretty different than Netanyahu
Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:38 AM (zOTsN)

Which is what most Israeli Leaders will say in Public. He is more diplomatic than Netanyahu. But I am sure he does not believe that about Fredo and does not trust him. Herzog is not some left wing fanatic. He has served in both a Labor and a Likud Government in the past and is a Major in Military Intelligence.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (rDqRv)

215 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)


Nah, they're fleeing SMOD.

It's coming.

Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah at March 17, 2015 08:41 AM (7RXcs)

216 187
Who was it that postulated that the Irish are the lost tribe of Israel?

Either them or the Sicilians.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 08:23 AM (CMkNk)

Huh? All this time I thought we were strong African swimmers.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (oQQwD)

217 Israeli election live blog:

http://bit.ly/1GQMbr3

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (0Ew3K)

218 Arabs are being bussed to the polls.

Who was it who said it is easier to destroy a country from within?

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (xQX/f)

219 Likud already said they won't form a coalition with Herzog
Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (zOTsN)

Yeah and? Not that familiar with Israeli Politics? The real Election Campaign will start AFTER everyone votes and then the REAL Horse Trading will begin. I am sure that is NOT his first choice, but the numbers may dictate otherwise if he wants to be in a ruling government. We will see.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (rDqRv)

220 Great! Now we'll have to pee in the boat!

Posted by: Muldoon, just the punchline at March 17, 2015 08:43 AM (LNbgN)

221 210 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)


Raindrops keep fallin' on my he--AAARRRGHH

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 17, 2015 08:44 AM (l3LvV)

222 218 Arabs are being bussed to the polls.

Who was it who said it is easier to destroy a country from within?
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (xQX/f)

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:45 AM (J+mig)

223 218 Arabs are being bussed to the polls.

Who was it who said it is easier to destroy a country from within?
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (xQX/f)

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:45 AM (J+mig)

224 223 218 Arabs are being bussed to the polls.

Who was it who said it is easier to destroy a country from within?
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:42 AM (xQX/f)
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:45 AM (J+mig)

Wrongbuttonitis strikes again! What I meant to say was that's Cicero's most famous quotation. The enemy within is always more dangerous than the barbarian at the gates.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 17, 2015 08:46 AM (J+mig)

225 Ashley Judd, the real person and not the sock, said yesterday she is going to "press charges" against Arkansas basketball fans who tweet mean things to her.

What "charges" could she have in mind, I wonder...

Posted by: MTF, Denier at March 17, 2015 08:46 AM (LISuA)

226 Vic's Buick La Salle... " $1581,, white tires and sales tax extra" Soooo WHITE TIRES EXTRA!!!

Posted by: Yip at March 17, 2015 08:46 AM (84SRe)

227 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)
=========================

Well, tell 'em to keep on flying. No room for them here! We are all filled up on our Canada Crapper quotient.

Posted by: MTF, Denier at March 17, 2015 08:48 AM (LISuA)

228 "What "charges" could she have in mind, I wonder..."


Being a Mr Meany Poopy Head?
Don't worry. It's only a misdemeanor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 17, 2015 08:50 AM (j3OmN)

229 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)
=========================

Better watch out Fredo does not Veto them. he does not like anything "Canadian" transiting the US from up North

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:50 AM (rDqRv)

230 Vic, a question for you.
I will be visiting Charleston in a few weeks for two days. What would you suggest for can't miss things to see/do and restaurants?

Thank you.

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 08:50 AM (8ikIW)

231 Let me put the Israeli situation this way - no matter who wins, I wouldn't want to be a State Department employee in Israel over the next 20 or so months that Israel has left to live. I wouldn't trust Jean Kerry to get me evacuated before the 1,000-nuclear warhead salute from Obama Jarrett drops down.

Posted by: steveegg at March 17, 2015 08:51 AM (cL79m)

232 Orange Co VA is just outside of Charlottesville. Mostly rich farmers. Woodberry Forest, the ONLY all male board school left in the nation, is in Orange Co.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 17, 2015 08:52 AM (0FSuD)

233 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)


F**k Obama!

Posted by: About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formation at March 17, 2015 08:52 AM (0Ew3K)

234 If they go to pre 1967 borders, doesnt that put the Western Wall into arab hands? Cant imagine anyone agreeing to that.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 17, 2015 08:53 AM (iQIUe)

235 Herzog ran with Livni who is well known for her support for pre 1967 borders and the division of Jerusalem.

The interview where he said he thought the JEF would get a good deal was only last week. In that same interview he said he did not see nuclear iran as a threat. Which seems problematic.

And I am familiar with israeli politics. I know they have Netanyahu fatigue. And I am familiar with something else. I am familiar when an outside entity works from within to control elections by selling unicorn farts and hope and change. Everyone in Israel has a military background. Ignoring what he says in favor of hope and change


No thanks

Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:53 AM (zOTsN)

236 Let me put the Israeli situation this way - no matter who wins, I wouldn't want to be a State Department employee in Israel over the next 20 or so months that Israel has left to live. I wouldn't trust Jean Kerry to get me evacuated before the 1,000-nuclear warhead salute from Obama Jarrett drops down.
Posted by: steveegg at March 17, 2015 08:51 AM (cL79m)


That's a rather bleek assessment? It's not quite that bad.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:54 AM (rDqRv)

237 Please do not say "Israel has only 20 or so months to live." God is in control of the future of Israel, not you, not me, not any human being. If you love the state of Israel pray for them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2015 08:54 AM (DXzRD)

238 221 210 About 10,000 Canadian Geese just flew overhead, heading north. Never have I seen that many formations in such a short space of time. Spring, at last!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 17, 2015 08:40 AM (xQX/f)

Raindrops keep fallin' on my he--AAARRRGHH
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 17, 2015 08:44 AM (l3LvV)



Green Cheetos.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at March 17, 2015 08:54 AM (yxw0r)

239 There will be growth. In the Survivalist Movement. This spring.

Posted by: Chauncey Gardner at March 17, 2015 08:55 AM (lG2E3)

240 If they go to pre 1967 borders, doesnt that put the Western Wall into arab hands? Cant imagine anyone agreeing to that.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 17, 2015 08:53 AM (iQIUe)


It means they surrender the Golan Heights which Israel formally annexed.

Posted by: The Golan Hat at March 17, 2015 08:55 AM (0Ew3K)

241 If they go to pre 1967 borders, doesnt that put the Western Wall into arab hands? Cant imagine anyone agreeing to that.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 17, 2015 08:53 AM (iQIUe)


Yep, and sadly, I see 40-some percent of Israelis agreeing to that. I also see 40-some percent of Israelis agreeing to give the scorpion a ride across the river. Ironically, they're the same 40-some percent.

Posted by: steveegg at March 17, 2015 08:55 AM (cL79m)

242 Ronald Reagan: PROUD to Be IRISH
at Reaganite Republican
Great photo of RR.
Trigger warning: also pic of Tip O'Neill

http://bit.ly/RR-Irish

Posted by: mindful O'webworker at March 17, 2015 08:56 AM (8sd9V)

243 225 What "charges" could she have in mind, I wonder...

Posted by: MTF, Denier at March 17, 2015 08:46 AM (LISuA)

Some States have passed anti-bullying laws for the internet following that girl committing suicide. Also, if any of those "bullies" made threats that is violation of a federal law.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 08:56 AM (wlDny)

244 Q: What's a mile long and has an asshole every 3 feet?

A: Paddy's Day Parade

Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah at March 17, 2015 08:56 AM (7RXcs)

245 Yep, and sadly, I see 40-some percent of Israelis agreeing to that. I also see 40-some percent of Israelis agreeing to give the scorpion a ride across the river. Ironically, they're the same 40-some percent.

Posted by: steveegg at March 17, 2015 08:55 AM (cL79m)


"It's in my nature"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwtQSNEOivk

Posted by: The Proverbial Frog at March 17, 2015 08:57 AM (0Ew3K)

246 Herzog ran with Livni who is well known for her support for pre 1967 borders and the division of Jerusalem.

The interview where he said he thought the JEF would get a good deal was only last week. In that same interview he said he did not see nuclear iran as a threat. Which seems problematic.

And I am familiar with israeli politics. I know they have Netanyahu fatigue. And I am familiar with something else. I am familiar when an outside entity works from within to control elections by selling unicorn farts and hope and change. Everyone in Israel has a military background. Ignoring what he says in favor of hope and change


No thanks
Posted by: ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine at March 17, 2015 08:53 AM (zOTsN)

A) the Pre-67 Borders does NOT mean giving everything back. It means 67 borders with Adjustments

B) Pre-67 Borders does not mean giving back Jerusalem.

C) He also served in a Likud Government.

D) Herzog is NOT left wing. He is a Centerist

E) The Military still has tremendous influence in Israel

F) No matter what happens in this Election it will not change that much- and THIS I am sure of

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:57 AM (rDqRv)

247 @233

The Eastern Shore of MD's sky can be darken by the geese migrating.


Pretty wild.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 17, 2015 08:58 AM (0FSuD)

248 Yep, and sadly, I see 40-some percent of Israelis agreeing to that. I also see 40-some percent of Israelis agreeing to give the scorpion a ride across the river. Ironically, they're the same 40-some percent.

Posted by: steveegg at March 17, 2015 08:55 AM (cL79m)


Sounds nothing wrong with this approach!

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at March 17, 2015 08:58 AM (0Ew3K)

249 Le Dump

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 17, 2015 08:59 AM (j3OmN)

250 I don't live in Charleston, but my folks have lived there (Mt Pleasant, actually) for 20 yrs and we go there all the time. What restaurants you looking for?

Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah at March 17, 2015 08:59 AM (7RXcs)

251 I went to the Chicago St. Paddys day parade about 30 some years ago. It was an election year. Everything in the parade is either a union float or union walking along holding a sign or a float/walkers for somebody running for election. No bands that I remember, a few kids on a float dancing.

Of course it was a Saturday and I was drunk by 10 AM so good times!

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 08:59 AM (8ikIW)

252 199 we only got down to 69 last night

No time for coitus?
Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at March 17, 2015 08:32 AM (xQX/f)


It got interruptussed

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2015 09:00 AM (CMkNk)

253 Sucking down that first wine is the only guaranteed hang over cure without an IV.



Feeling better.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 17, 2015 09:00 AM (0FSuD)

254 BenK done dumped

Posted by: mindful O'webworker at March 17, 2015 09:00 AM (8sd9V)

255 What restaurants you looking for?


Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah

Primarily fish or seafood restaurants.

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 09:01 AM (8ikIW)

256 Them is "Canada" geese. To find out if they're Canadian, you'd have to check their passports.

I have a small race car built in 1946 that is powered by a Ford V8 "set up for alcohol." The main issue in that application was the Strombergs icing up. I will not call the class of car by its competition name because it is Fake Irish Day, and I know how you people are about tossing little people around.

It is true, the only way alcohol makes any sense as a motor fuel is in extremely high-compression engines. Without that, it cannot produce as much power as gasoline. Once you raise an engine's compression ratio, it won't run on gas. The compromise is to use a variable compressor supercharger, and a sensor. I am told that a famous south-German U-boat motorenwerken makes such a product.

Initial studies on high-compression antiknock compounds were done by "Boss" Kettering, who said alcohol would do very nicely, and then suddenly reversed himself and endorsed lead. There was widespread rumor that monetary influence was involved. It was quite a scandal, in the 1920's. Insider: Pew Trust.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 17, 2015 09:01 AM (xq1UY)

257 EPA to monitor how long hotel guests spend in showers.

[also offering free laptop / portable device steam cleaning]

[Drudge}

Posted by: Count de MacMonet at March 17, 2015 09:02 AM (JO9+V)

258 That's a rather bleek assessment? It's not quite that bad.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2015 08:54 AM (rDqRv)


Bleak, but accurate. The only way Iran would let its nuclear program "idle" for 10 years is if Israel is removed from the planet and the US becomes a Shia Muslim nation.

Jarrett's and her familiar's window of opportunity to do that is the 2 1/2 months between the November 2016 election and noon Eastern January 20, 2017. Any earlier and there would be political hell to pay. Any later and they (hopefully) wouldn't have the military to pull it off.

Please do not say "Israel has only 20 or so months to live." God is in control of the future of Israel, not you, not me, not any human being. If you love the state of Israel pray for them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2015 08:54 AM (DXzRD)


Unless either Christ comes back before November 7, 2016 or the Iron Dome is improved to intercept thousands of ICBMs and SLBMs (or the officers in charge of firing said missiles disobey Teh SCOAMT),....

Posted by: steveegg at March 17, 2015 09:02 AM (cL79m)

259 230
Vic, a question for you.
I will be visiting Charleston in a few weeks
for two days. What would you suggest for can't miss things to see/do
and restaurants?

Thank you.


Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 08:50 AM (8ikIW)

I haven't been to many places in Charleston. My understanding is that most of the restaurants are outstanding. I have been to Tommy Condon's Irish bar/restaurant. The food is not that great but the atmosphere and live music is great. It is in old Charleston so parking is impossible to find so take a cab. Cabs are very cheap in Charleston.
What I have found most interesting about Charleston is simply driving around old Charleston and looking at the old houses and buildings. A buggy ride for that tour would also probably be nice if the weather is like today. There is also the carrier with old aircraft in the harbor that is a nice tour from what I have been told.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 09:03 AM (wlDny)

260 A journalist, researching for an article on the complex political situation in Northern Ireland, was in a pub in a war-torn area of Belfast. One of his potential informants leaned over his pint of Guinness and suspiciously cross-examined the journalist: "Are you a Catholic or a Protestant?" the Irishman asked.

"Neither," replied the journalist; "I'm an atheist."

The Irishman, not content with this answer, put a further question: "Ah, but is it the Catholic God or the Protestant God ye don't believe in?

Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 09:04 AM (4pyhg)

261 "145
I have no desire to have a 700 HP Fiat that runs on corn liquor. How about we use up all of the oil in the ground first?

Posted by: freaked at March 17, 2015 07:57 AM (JdEZJ)"

Then don't buy one. I think it would be cool.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2015 09:04 AM (KDbAT)

262 Thanks Vic. Condons sounds like a good choice for a stop for lunch.
I'll see if the wife is up to seeing the carrier.


Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 09:07 AM (8ikIW)

263 Celtic Woman "Danny Boy"

http://tinyurl.com/alskk53

Posted by: wrg500 at March 17, 2015 09:08 AM (S+el1)

264 I've been to Condon's many times. Food is pretty average bar food. For seafood:

Coast
Pearlz (Oyster Bar - 2 or 3 locations, 1 is downtown)
Husk - not just seafood, very popular
Hank's - also popular
The Ordinary - pricey but good

Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah at March 17, 2015 09:12 AM (7RXcs)

265 Yes, Christine Todd Whitman is an idiot.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 09:16 AM (wlDny)

266 Q: O'Dull was carring a pint and fell down a flight of stairs without spilling a drop - how'd he do it?

A: he kept his mouth shut

Posted by: Bert O'Pharteen at March 17, 2015 09:17 AM (zL/eJ)

267 Here's my favorite Scottish song as an antidote to all the Irish propaganda of the day. When it comes to wistful, nobody holds a candle to the Scots.

youtube.com/watch?v=wP8A9rtg0iI

Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 09:17 AM (4pyhg)

268 NGU that's what they said about the JEF. A centrist. Nothing to worry about. There is no center

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at March 17, 2015 09:20 AM (/xTk4)

269 Posted by: Ghost O'Hallelujah at March 17, 2015 09:12 AM (7RXcs)

Thank you Ghost. Fresh fish at a restaurant can be pricey here, plus some restaurants consider fresh frozen to be fresh, so it's great to be closer to the source.

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 09:22 AM (8ikIW)

270 262
Thanks Vic. Condons sounds like a good choice for a stop for lunch.
I'll see if the wife is up to seeing the carrier.




Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 09:07 AM (8ikIW)

The music doesn't start until night.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 17, 2015 09:29 AM (wlDny)

271
Erin go braless. Wut?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 17, 2015 09:33 AM (1hM1d)

272 The music doesn't start until night.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

That'll be tough for me. After years of getting up at 3 AM to go to work, The night owl in me might stay awake until 9:30 pm.

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2015 09:33 AM (8ikIW)

273 The English word buggerer sounds much friendlier in Gaelic: Begorra!

Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 09:40 AM (4pyhg)

274 The English word buggerer sounds much friendlier in Gaelic: Begorra!

Posted by: Little Miss O'Spellcheck at March 17, 2015 09:40 AM (4pyhg)

275 May the road rise up to kiss your face today.

Posted by: gp O'gp at March 17, 2015 10:54 AM (+Jpqc)

276 "Everybody's Irish on the blog today."
--------------------
To paraphrase Orwell, 'Some folks are more Irish, than other Irish.'

Posted by: JohnMc at March 17, 2015 11:41 AM (kC+qp)

277 Up th' rebels!

Posted by: HAL at March 17, 2015 11:52 AM (OmBeX)

278 As a half Jewish Chinese mongrel, I for one am having great fun being Irish for the day. What makes members of ISIS unable to embrace their inner Irishness? When ISIS eyes are glowering. Is it the alcohol?

Rockin my pectoral Celtic cross. Slightly inebriated.

Bangers and mash, f'yeah!

Posted by: Too dumb to understand Finnegans Wake at March 17, 2015 01:12 PM (cIoI4)

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