Open Thread: I Like Gridlock [Y-not]

This is what you get when control of your state legislature is divided:

NewMexLaws.jpg

I like it!

Here's a round up of what New Mexico's legislature did.

Governor Martinez was trying to get them to repeal issuing drivers licenses to illegals, but they failed.


Open thread until something more interesting comes along.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 03:47 PM




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1 1sries?

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 03:49 PM (cIoI4)

2 It is damned hard to get people who get paid to pass bills to repeal one. Perhaps if your State has a voter ballot initiative you could make their salary inversely proportional to the amount of bills they pass.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 03:50 PM (wlDny)

3 Darn fat fingers. I got hands lik Frankenstein. They need to develop finger feminization surgery, in addition to facial feminization sugery.

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 03:51 PM (3F6F8)

4 Gridlock only stalls some aspects of the ratchet and allows both sides to pump their base for money.

Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2015 03:55 PM (DL2i+)

5 Liberals whine, "but they don't get anything done", when they don't shove more laws and restriction upon us. Then, when the new laws are in place they skirt them. (Ex. Hillary and e-mails.)

Posted by: redenzo at March 28, 2015 03:58 PM (WCnJW)

6 Was it Heinlein or someone else who said that there should be another branch of the Legislature whose purpose is repealing laws?

That sounds like a good idea to me, because we are drowning in laws now. As the saying goes, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail." Legislators gotta legislate, and too many of them seem to believe that there is no problem that can't be fixed by passing a new law.

Posted by: rickl at March 28, 2015 03:59 PM (sdi6R)

7 California is to legislation as, "The Aristocrats" is to punch lines .

Posted by: DM at March 28, 2015 04:00 PM (j/tOh)

8 Congress has even got into the habit lately of passing news laws for stuff we already have laws for and often the conflict.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 04:02 PM (wlDny)

9 r branch of the Legislature whose purpose is repealing laws?

Would repealing lawyers be a good shortcut?

Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2015 04:02 PM (DL2i+)

10 2 It is damned hard to get people who get paid to pass bills to repeal one. Perhaps if your State has a voter ballot initiative you could make their salary inversely proportional to the amount of bills they pass.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 03:50 PM (wlDny)
******

General Jack Ripper was portrayed as a nut, but I'd like to paraphrase a quote of his.
"Today, legislation is too important to be left to the legislators. They have neither the time, training, inclination nor the integrity for legislative thought."

We need to invent some sort of lobby proof AI software to deal with legislation, if the people we elect keep mutating into sleazy zombies who betrauy us the second we elect them. There has to be a way out.

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:03 PM (cIoI4)

11 Reading about IZ the singer in last thread. He was 767 pounds and 6'2".


That's a BIG boy.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 04:03 PM (0FSuD)

12 (6) Maybe you only get so many laws. If you want a new law you must repeal an existing one.

Posted by: redenzo at March 28, 2015 04:03 PM (WCnJW)

13 Do you know why they never told jokes at Jonestown?

The punchlines were too long.



Is this off topic?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....on a Saturday afternoon at March 28, 2015 04:03 PM (RFeQD)

14 AND YET

if those 191 items aren't repealing existing laws, they are adding to them.

In essence, only slowing down the growth of the beast.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 28, 2015 04:07 PM (XmOA9)

15 When we flew out of Reagan national this morning it was 30 degrees . We just checked into thehoyl in new orleans and are sitting my in the sun in the courtyard . 70.
Life is good.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 28, 2015 04:07 PM (ueg5s)

16 13: that's horribly morbid.
I'm stealing it.

Posted by: PabloD at March 28, 2015 04:08 PM (vw65V)

17 I regularly send notes to my congresscritter encouraging him to be obstructive and to enable as much gridlock as he sees fit. I tell him its his patriotic duty to oppose bad legislation, and so far as I was concerned, I would be perfectly happy if he spent a long and illustrious career doing nothing but voting "No" on bad ideas. I don't expect him to 'do' anything, except that: to be an obstruction.

Posted by: goatexchange at March 28, 2015 04:10 PM (C+vOU)

18 I didn't read the comments, and now that I have, I see y'all have beaten that nail clean through the board and out the other side.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 28, 2015 04:10 PM (XmOA9)

19 The few comments at the linked article sum up the whole spectrum of stupid thought in Americuh today.

"Poor Leadership...nothing getting done!!"

"Success, gridlock has reduced government intrusion into our lives!"

"Republicans are against government? Then why to they want to regulate lady parts and be in our bed rooms?"


I have frankly no idea what goes on in New Mexico's State Legislature, but I have to go with Door #2. Less stuff accomplished means less interference in our daily lives. There are probably meaningful things to do, but there is too much justification for these people being in the government, messing with things they don't understand and keeping their phoney-baloney jobs.






Posted by: Bossy Conservative....on a Saturday afternoon at March 28, 2015 04:11 PM (RFeQD)

20 Well, I've passed a milestone: I made enough money last year to reach the point where I no longer get a refund. I didn't realize that $15,000-odd was past that point - its not like I can even afford to rent my own apartment around here, and that is with a full-time job...Sheesh.


Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:11 PM (UUkyp)

21
It's always an open thread until something more interesting comes along.

Sort of like my dating pattern up until I met the wife.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:11 PM (St6BJ)

22 General Jack Ripper was portrayed as a nut, but I'd like to paraphrase a quote of his.
"Today, legislation is too important to be left to the legislators.
They have neither the time, training, inclination nor the integrity for
legislative thought."
Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:03 PM



Pro Tip:
Do NOT deny others your Essence. I mean, is there anything it can't do?! Keep it real Good Buddy!

Posted by: Pres. W. Jefferson "Bubba" Clinton at March 28, 2015 04:12 PM (5Mh0K)

23
DaveA is right - gridlock only slows the ratchet (usually).

Of course, if the GOP in a state if essentially worthless (often the case, though probably less than at the national level, where things are far worse than even the apologists/inertialists seem ready to admit to themselves), then ..... not a big difference.

For those populous states where the legislative situation is hopeless, regardless of party control or split, where is the lawfare?

Yes, a "constitutional" system that can square equal protection and affirmative action - at any level, in any respect, even once - is an unserious capricious system. But it still contains tools/weapons that can be turned on it to stymie it.

Why no lawfare over illegals' driving licences? Or over ALL outrageous lawlessness concerning illegals? Time to take Prop 187 up the chain again, somewhere, hope for a good ruling in some circuit that can at least push back the idiocy a tiny bit?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2015 04:14 PM (afQnV)

24 Go read this excellent post by xbradtc:

http://xbradtc.com/2015/03/27/this-iranian-nuke-deal-keeps-getting-better-and-better/

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:14 PM (9BRsg)

25 Well, I've passed a milestone: I made enough money last year to reach the point where I no longer get a refund.
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Congratulations... ?

I *love* every year filling out extra forms for $10 worth of interest.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:16 PM (9BRsg)

26 Here's something interesting.

It's March 28th, and it's really pretty cold out where I live, and probably colder somewhere else in the lower 48.

But yet, Joy Behar thinks Ted Cruz is "stoopid"for not being "all aboard" the Global Warming train.

To be honest, it was actually a pretty warm and dry winter out in Western US, from what I have been told. But........Joy Behar? I mean, she reminds me of a dumber and trashier Bette Midler. Is that possible?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....on a Saturday afternoon at March 28, 2015 04:16 PM (RFeQD)

27 racket, not ratchet. :-)

Carry on.....

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 28, 2015 04:16 PM (zYqjf)

28
Quite frankly, a JCoS full of Generals and Admirals like Jack D. Ripper is what we need.

And actually an Augusto Pinochet right about now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:16 PM (St6BJ)

29 In the story about the Indiana law that has the universe all atwitter was the off hand comment that 'other states have similar laws and even the Federal government has it's own law.'

What's wrong with one law for everyone? Why does every little fiefdom, hamlet, village, township, and circuit court have it's own version of the law.

This is out of control. No one knows what the law is, what the law says, what the law means, and it all depends on where you stand at the moment. Even the lawyers can't agree until a judge has announced what his interpretation of the law is and even then it is not settled until it goes to a higher court, or a different judge or jurisdiction. Even the US Supreme Court decisions don't settle the law because someone else in some other case immediately brings a new twist and the whole insane merry go round spins and twirls while the dancers dance, and the speakers speak. and in the end :

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity

and he who raises the largest, most belligerent mob wins. Welcome to the dark ages.

Posted by: Ben Gentle at March 28, 2015 04:17 PM (s2DvE)

30 10
General Jack Ripper was portrayed as a nut, but I'd like to paraphrase a quote of his.
"Today, legislation is too important to be left to the legislators. They have neither the time, training, inclination nor the integrity for legislative thought."

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:03 PM (cIoI4)



He was kind of prophetic, in a way.

Today, legislation is written by staffers, lobbyists, and think tanks. The elected "legislator" doesn't write a damn thing. All he does is vote on it. We're lucky if he even bothers to read it.

Posted by: rickl at March 28, 2015 04:18 PM (sdi6R)

31 24 Go read this excellent post by xbradtc:

http://xbradtc.com/2015/03/27/this-iranian-nuke-deal-keeps-getting-better-and-better/
Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:14 PM (9BRsg)


In the sidebar, dude. And it's good. But that said, Israel and the GCC will attack Iran. Matter of time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:18 PM (St6BJ)

32 If you want me to work to reduce government, then you'll have to pay me more than those who want me to work to expand government pay me. While at the same time paying my salary, benefits, and pension.

In other words, "Pay me."

Posted by: Your Congressman at March 28, 2015 04:20 PM (Gn10W)

33 Sorry; What does GCC stand for?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2015 04:20 PM (DXzRD)

34 29 Posted by: Ben Gentle at March 28, 2015 04:17 PM (s2DvE)


And if what they are saying about that religious freedom law it is a lot of useless hot air with no teeth. It doesn't even have the power of the federal law. It is show only.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 04:22 PM (wlDny)

35 33 Sorry; What does GCC stand for?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2015 04:20 PM (DXzRD)


Gulf Cooperation Council. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the Emirates, Kuwait and Oman.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:24 PM (St6BJ)

36 What's wrong with one law for everyone?

Duh,
then there's no escape.

This particular cascade is from insufficiently precise Federal Civil Rights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

Which apparently meant you had to be Fabulous at the Gaystapo weddings or they took your bakery.

Probably not what MLK expected.

Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2015 04:25 PM (DL2i+)

37 Quite frankly, a JCoS full of Generals and Admirals like Jack D. Ripper is what we need.

It's now full of Hawkeye Pierce clones who can't tell a joke.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 28, 2015 04:25 PM (W5DcG)

38 Thanks; I've never heard that term before. I figured it was a bunch of Arab states but I thought they used to have another name. D'oh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2015 04:25 PM (DXzRD)

39 Seeing on twitter that Rubio is announcing on April 13th.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:26 PM (9BRsg)

40
Which GCC JJ

http://www.acronymfinder.com/GCC.html

Parakeet?, gnu compiler?

Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2015 04:27 PM (DL2i+)

41 So am I in the minority here? I don't see how Germanwings/Lufthansa could have prevented the crazy co-pilot situation if German privacy laws require that people self-report.

Gotta say I'm a little surprised doctors aren't required to report to the employers for sensitive positions like that.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:28 PM (9BRsg)

42 40
Which GCC JJ

http://www.acronymfinder.com/GCC.html

Parakeet?, gnu compiler?
Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2015 04:27 PM (DL2i+)


Huh? see me at 35.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:29 PM (St6BJ)

43 My power is increasing every day.

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 28, 2015 04:30 PM (lG2E3)

44 Gotta say I'm a little surprised doctors aren't required to report to the employers for sensitive positions like that.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:28 PM (9BRsg)
Me, too, Y-not. Certain professions should be waivered out of that little privacy requirement. And my head explodes every time one of these mental defectives takes out a planeload of people. I'm all for letting people kill themselves if that is what they wish but I suspect all this terrorism has put in their minds how "famous" they will be if they go big. I hope he's rotting in hell right now.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 04:32 PM (EgOr3)

45 39 Seeing on twitter that Rubio is announcing on April 13th.
Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:26 PM (9BRsg)


Terrific.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:33 PM (St6BJ)

46 Rubio, Bush, Son of Luap Nor. Who else is gonna try and screw this all up and hand the Ds another victory?

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 04:34 PM (EgOr3)

47 JJ thanks,

from the acronym list

Green-cheeked Conure

gnu c compiler (gnu = gnu is not unix).

Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2015 04:34 PM (DL2i+)

48 I'm getting concerned about the Hillary situation. In spite of everything we've worked for, the Democrats might find a way to lose in 2016.

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 28, 2015 04:35 PM (lG2E3)

49 So I was just thinking that the only thing that Hillary Clinton hasn't done that would qualify her to be that female head of state is necklacing her political opponents.

Posted by: Sharkman r at March 28, 2015 04:36 PM (JC5hl)

50 If we are going to have a clownshow of candidates, can they at least have the smarts to GTFO when they are getting 10% or less of votes?

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2015 04:36 PM (Dth0i)

51 46
Rubio, Bush, Son of Luap Nor. Who else is gonna try and screw this all up and hand the Ds another victory?


Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 04:34 PM (EgOr3)

I'll take the Huck for $1,000, Alex

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 04:37 PM (0FSuD)

52 Oh lookie.
Seems we have a protest going on in my neck of the woods.
Black lives matter bunch is blocking the south bound highway.

.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 28, 2015 04:37 PM (diMgi)

53 49 So I was just thinking that the only thing that Hillary Clinton hasn't done that would qualify her to be that female head of state is necklacing her political opponents.
Posted by: Sharkman r at March 28, 2015 04:36 PM (JC5hl)


She has a cadre of acolytes to do that for her.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 28, 2015 04:37 PM (W5DcG)

54 Geeze, if Huck gets in...what a cluster. Do D's have this problem of too many wannabes?

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2015 04:38 PM (Dth0i)

55 Playing on the highway makes me think you dont value your life to much

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2015 04:38 PM (Dth0i)

56 If we need gridlock to protect us from government, then we have a very great problem.

In this case the government itself is the problem.

Posted by: eman at March 28, 2015 04:38 PM (MQEz6)

57
Why did Rubio have to suck Schumer's vulva and support Amnesty?

Why oh why oh why?

Maddening.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:39 PM (St6BJ)

58 gcc is the gnu c compiler. Or more recently, "gnu compiler collection", since itrecently is capable ofcompiling a few more dialects, such as Objectionable C.

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:40 PM (hRNl1)

59 49 So I was just thinking that the only thing that Hillary Clinton hasn't done that would qualify her to be that female head of state is necklacing her political opponents.
Posted by: Sharkman r at March 28, 2015 04:36 PM (JC5hl)


For the Winnie.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:40 PM (St6BJ)

60 Marco's a good boy. Knows how to return a favor.

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 28, 2015 04:40 PM (lG2E3)

61 57
Why did Rubio have to suck Schumer's vulva and support Amnesty?

Why oh why oh why?

Maddening.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:39 PM (St6BJ)********************Just mentally classify him as a RINO and move on. Don'twaste time agonizing over the "whys".

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:41 PM (hRNl1)

62 Good for New Mexico.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:41 PM (ipqYf)

63 @62 huh? Did Obama declare them the 58th state by executive order?

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:42 PM (hRNl1)

64 Sorry I thought you said Mexico. Drunk.

Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:43 PM (hRNl1)

65 44
Gotta say I'm a little surprised doctors aren't required to report to the employers for sensitive positions like that.



Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:28 PM (9BRsg)


When I was a licensed SRO we were required to get a physical every two years but due to the crappy way the regulation was written we really had to do it every year. And it WAS reported to the government.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 04:44 PM (wlDny)

66 What's up with Saturday afternoon grocery shopping? I go to buy two bottles of wine and it looks like someone told everyone it was to snow tonight.



Mob scene, but some hot mommies.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 04:44 PM (0FSuD)

67 "What's up with Saturday afternoon grocery shopping?"


Don't got to the grocery store on Saturday and don't go out for dinner Friday or Saturday.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:45 PM (ipqYf)

68 Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:16 PM (9BRsg)


Yeah, I am pretty unhappy at how much extra I have to pay when I was expecting a refund, particularly since I am pretty doggone poor, yet also a little bit proud that that I cannot conceivably be lumped in among the "takers."

Incidentally, I have an idea for next week's garden thread, if you are interested.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:46 PM (UUkyp)

69 If we are going to have a clownshow of candidates,
can they at least have the smarts to GTFO when they are getting 10% or
less of votes?

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2015 04:36 PM (Dth0i)
No, because most of them are greedy, grasping, ego-driven shitbirds. Including, and perhaps especially, that freakin' Huckabee. At least the Ds get their marching orders and fall in line. Nice article on Breitbart today about Cruz and how he's stealing the Ds battle plan. Very heartening to hear, since it actually seems to work!

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 04:46 PM (EgOr3)

70 >>Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 04:44 PM

Thank Heavens for that.


>>Mob scene, but some hot mommies.

No sweatpants, I gather?

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:46 PM (9BRsg)

71 Incidentally, I have an idea for next week's garden thread, if you are interested.
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Fire away, either here or on the other thread or email at bailesworth g m a i l.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:47 PM (9BRsg)

72 Darn fat fingers. I got hands lik Frankenstein.
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King Kong here...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 04:48 PM (vPh3W)

73 67 Don't got to the grocery store on Saturday and don't go out for dinner Friday or Saturday.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:45 PM (ipqYf)

Since our main grocery store is Walmart here you have to avoid it Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. And even Thursdays are starting to fill up. I used to go very early on Sunday morning but they started blocking many of the aisles for cleaning and could get to a lot of the stuff.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 04:48 PM (wlDny)

74 Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:46 PM (UUkyp)

Grey Fox, you might want to adjust your withholdings, if you prefer to get a refund than have to pay.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 04:49 PM (EgOr3)

75 Y-not,

I've been thinking about trying to build a birdhouse or two, and wanted to know if there were particular species that folks thought useful around the garden. Different species require different types of houses, and I've found a website that suggests designs for different species (as well as for bats!) : http://tinyurl.com/odmf5of

I figured that others might have some experience or be interested in the idea as well.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:52 PM (UUkyp)

76 GCC : Glendale Community College ...

Posted by: Adriane the Acronym Critic ... at March 28, 2015 04:52 PM (nSOh+)

77 Don't got to the grocery store on Saturday and don't go out for dinner Friday or Saturday.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:45 PM (ipqYf)


Or breakfast on sunday.

Posted by: jwpaine at March 28, 2015 04:53 PM (a3NCX)

78 Since our main grocery store is Walmart here you have to avoid it
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. And even Thursdays are starting
to fill up. I used to go very early on Sunday morning but they started
blocking many of the aisles for cleaning and could get to a lot of the
stuff.




NEVER go to a Walmart on the first of the month. All LIVs just got their EBT card refilled. Never go to a Costco on the weekends and never on a Monday. All restaurant owners are in there restocking shit. None speak English, but they know to ask for sales tax refund which takes even more time.



Get off my lawn!

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (0FSuD)

79 "I used to go very early on Sunday morning but they started blocking many
of the aisles for cleaning and could get to a lot of the stuff."



Years ago I had a bright idea that I'd hit the Super Wal-Mart late at night/early in the morning. Avoid all the people.

Well, late night/early morning they cut the checkers down to nothing. Two maybe three. So, there weren't a lot of us there but we still had to stand in line for a while to get checked.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (ipqYf)

80 Great idea, Grey Fox! Thanks!


Meanwhile, Powerline is going after Harry Reid. Pretty funny.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/01/ok-so-what-really-happened-to-harry-reid.php

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (9BRsg)

81 Bats are handy ... but the are easy prey to raptors if their house is too close to trees and launch spots for said raptors.

Many fruit bats do not have sonar ...

Posted by: Adriane the Acronym Critic ... at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (nSOh+)

82 73
67 Don't got to the grocery store on Saturday and don't go out for dinner Friday or Saturday.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:45 PM (ipqYf)


This is why I belong to a club. I can get a dinner reservation on a Friday.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 04:55 PM (0FSuD)

83 Many fruit bats do not have sonar ...

Posted by: Adriane the Acronym Critic ... at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (nSOh+)

But they still vote for democrats. Go figure

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 04:56 PM (0FSuD)

84 Here is a little monkey lovin' up on some cute puppehs:

http://mashable.com/2015/03/28/monkey-puppies/

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 04:56 PM (EgOr3)

85 Geeze, if Huck gets in...what a cluster. Do D's have this problem of too many wannabes?
Posted by: A dude
---------------
It is controlled By the Democrat Supreme Soviet. Right now there seems to be some conflict within that structure.

However it sorts itself out, the political commissars will see to it that the local operatives and media fall in line.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 04:56 PM (vPh3W)

86 "Or breakfast on sunday."


Oh, gosh no.

My ex used to love going to breakfast on Sunday. Futile I'd tell her but she insisted. So, there we were, waiting at IHOP or Denny's or the local joint for 30 minutes or more to get seated. Time after time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:56 PM (ipqYf)

87 Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:11 PM

Yep. Just finished doing my taxes, too. Fuck this state in particular.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 28, 2015 04:57 PM (kJUI8)

88 We only go to Costco on Sundays. As I told a (Utah) neighbor recently, "we may be headed to Hell, but at least we're shopping conveniently!"

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 04:58 PM (9BRsg)

89 I've been thinking about trying to build a birdhouse
or two, and wanted to know if there were particular species that folks
thought useful around the garden. Different species require different
types of houses, and I've found a website that suggests designs for
different species (as well as for bats!) : http://tinyurl.com/odmf5of



I figured that others might have some experience or be interested in the idea as well.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:52 PM (UUkyp)


Bluebirds are nice to look at and are ground feeders for bugs. Martins eat mosquito and you see a lot of Martin Gourds around here. Hummingbirds eat flying bugs but you use a liquid feeder to attract them. Bats are also good for getting rid of flying bugs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 04:59 PM (wlDny)

90 http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/01/ok-so-what-really-happened-to-harry-reid.php
Posted by: Y-not
---------------------------

Next thing you know, someone will question what happened to Vince Foster.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 04:59 PM (vPh3W)

91 Grey Fox, you might want to adjust your withholdings, if you prefer to get a refund than have to pay.

Yeah, I could do that. The thing is that I didn't expect to pay much at all with my current income.

I just can't figure out how I am expected to live on what I make - I currently live with my parents (paying them some money and helping with a family weekend job in addition to my regular one) but I can't keep doing that much longer and rent around here is pretty high. I'm not likely to get a raise anytime soon, and the guy who owns the small business I work for is getting pretty frustrated with an increasingly demanding clientele and is actively working on starting another business in a completely different industry anyway, so who knows how long my job will last anyway...

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:00 PM (UUkyp)

92
....Certain professions should be waivered out of that little privacy requirement.

Posted by: Peaches

The US aviation industry does not have privacy rights regarding physical health. FAR 121 Air Carriers require a Class I physical valid for six months. The physical must be administered by an FAA certified physician, and pilots over forty years must have an electrocardiogram each physical.

There is no specific mental testing requirement, but most go the same physician every six months, and the physicians are trained to look for anomalies based upon previous examinations.

Also, all 121 "for hire" pilots will be longer be certified in good physical health beyond the age of 60. Fedzilla cannot rescind the pilot license, but they will not certify the physical which means mandatory retirement at 60.


Posted by: Doctor Fish at March 28, 2015 05:00 PM (P330y)

93 79 Well, late night/early morning they cut the checkers
down to nothing. Two maybe three. So, there weren't a lot of us there
but we still had to stand in line for a while to get checked.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (ipqYf)

They cut back to one here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2015 05:00 PM (wlDny)

94 @80


Those little boys in Vegas learn marital arts early.



Who in their right mind can believe Reid's story? Where is CNN doing a demo of his "exercise" machine. You think a Republican with this story wouldn't be axed the name of the machine?



So?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:01 PM (0FSuD)

95 What do you do, Grey Fox? Do you have any prospects for a different field?

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 05:02 PM (9BRsg)

96 What you do, Grey Fox?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:03 PM (ipqYf)

97
Posted by: Y-not
---------------------------

Next thing you know, someone will question what happened to Vince Foster.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 0

Just because he wound up,dead,doesn't mean the clintons are criminal,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:03 PM (RMo/a)

98 61 Just mentally classify him as a RINO and move on. Don'twaste time agonizing over the "whys".
Posted by: Brucella Jenner at March 28, 2015 04:41 PM (hRNl1)

I know, I know. But he's so lucid, cogent and passionate about so much stuff that to be so fucking 180 degrees out of phase wrong about such a crucial and important issue to the nation (and the voters) is just beyond my comprehension.

Too bad. But that's the way the combover flops.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 05:03 PM (St6BJ)

99 Shit, Y, I owe you a Coke.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:03 PM (ipqYf)

100 Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:00 PM (UUkyp)

Wishing you the best with it, buddy.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:04 PM (EgOr3)

101 Well, late night/early morning they cut the checkers
down to nothing. Two maybe three. So, there weren't a lot of us there
but we still had to stand in line for a while to get checked.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 04:54 PM (ipqYf)


Late at night at a Walmart? I hope you have a concealed carry, only thugs buying MD 20/20 and snacks in mine after 11:00.

Serious thugs that would rob your ass on the way to your car in a heart beat.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:04 PM (0FSuD)

102 I know, I know. But he's so lucid, cogent and passionate about so much stuff that to be so fucking 180 degrees out of phase wrong
---

For me it's not just that he's wrong, it's that he got rolled like an egg on Easter Sunday.

So apparently he's not too bright or skilled, which is a pretty big handicap for a career politician.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 05:05 PM (9BRsg)

103 Today, legislation is written by staffers, lobbyists, and think tanks. The elected "legislator" doesn't write a damn thing. All he does is vote on it. We're lucky if he even bothers to read it.
Posted by: rickl at March 28, 2015 04:18 PM (sdi6R)

Ha, that's funny.,I thought most of them couldntmread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:05 PM (RMo/a)

104 *fist bumps Ricardo*

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 05:05 PM (9BRsg)

105 grey fox - -Here's some unasked for advice, which is very easy to give, of course, and perhaps worth no more than you are paying for it.

Whatever happens.., keep working. Find whatever interim work you can if things fold. There is an infinity of difference between *some* income, and *no* income. There is also an intangible benefit from simply being occupied.

When I say "whatever", I mean just that. I don't care if it is delivering newspapers or bagging groceries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:06 PM (vPh3W)

106 When you have entire industries based around passing laws (Lobbyists)... and when you have an entire political class whose ONLY job, is to pass laws...

You get a lot of damn laws...

You would think there would come a time, when you have enough laws.. when society is pretty much stable and well policed...

But that is now what happens when 100s of Billion of dollars are tied up in passing laws.

All Laws should sunset... AND they should have to renew them ever... say... 20 years... one by one, if they wish to keep an existing law.

It would keep them so busy, they wouldn't have time to do shit like Obama care...

Posted by: BB Wolf at March 28, 2015 05:06 PM (qh617)

107 "Late at night at a Walmart?"


Well, tried the brilliant idea once. Realized it was a fool's errand.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:07 PM (ipqYf)

108 For the Winnie.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:40 PM (St6BJ)

I thought perhaps, a Full Nelson

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:07 PM (RMo/a)

109 pilots over forty years must have an electrocardiogram each physical.

Thanks for all that, Doctor Fish! Years ago I had a boyfriend with a little Cessna and he'd had a heart attack and he moved heaven and earth to keep it from the FAA so they wouldn't yank his license. I don't know how that worked but it did. Maybe they are a bit more diligent with the commercial licenses, I don't know.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:07 PM (EgOr3)

110 Well, tried the brilliant idea once. Realized it was a fool's errand.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:07 PM (ipqYf)

Unless you want to do a little target practice in the parking lot.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:08 PM (0FSuD)

111 Just because he wound up,dead,doesn't mean the clintons are criminal,
Posted by: Misanthropic
-----------------------------

Well..., except for that part where Hillary had his office 'cleaned'. She seems to be good at that sort of thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:08 PM (vPh3W)

112 >>>The punchlines were too long.
Is this off topic?

and it's hilarious

Posted by: m at March 28, 2015 05:09 PM (WIUGG)

113 Well..., except for that part where Hillary had his office 'cleaned'. She seems to be good at that sort of thing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:08 PM (vPh3W)

Yet I hear her house keeping skills are atrocious

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:10 PM (RMo/a)

114 Most gun shops have my picture on their wall as Salesman of the Year. We are rapidly approaching the juncture at which liquor stores will be able to join with them in this sentiment.

Then I will finally be able to erase the deficit via the donation of my sales commission. Huzzah.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 28, 2015 05:11 PM (XrHO0)

115 Thanks for all that, Doctor Fish! Years ago I had a boyfriend with a little Cessna and he'd had a heart attack and he moved heaven and earth to keep it from the FAA so they wouldn't yank his license. I don't know how that worked but it did. Maybe they are a bit more diligent with the commercial licenses, I don't know.
Posted by: Peaches
----------------------

I had a friend who had a heart attack while flying. The plane continued to fly out to sea until it splashed.

I note that the Navy did NOT launch a no-expense-is-too-high to recover the plane and my friend's body. I guess he just wasn't as important as John-John.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:11 PM (vPh3W)

116 What do you do, Grey Fox? Do you have any prospects for a different field?

Oh, I am a tiler, with about a year and a half of experience. I have to get a lot faster to be worth more to my employer, and that is unlikely to be happening soon.

As for prospects, I have an M.A. in medieval history and so ought to be able to teach at least, but after spending a couple years unemployed without even a nibble in my field (not even the local tutoring folks were interested!) I'm not optimistic about my chances for a better job anytime soon.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:12 PM (UUkyp)

117 "Yet I hear her house keeping skills are atrocious"



She pays minorities, poorly I might add, to do that shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:12 PM (ipqYf)

118 NY Slime is running the worst suck up story for Obama EVAH.





Poor Iranians really really want the sanctions to be lifted. Please help them, tell the evil Republican to "let our people go" and not oppose a sell out of Israel and oh, Death to America!

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:12 PM (0FSuD)

119 Yet I hear her house keeping skills are atrocious
Posted by: Misanthropic
-----------------------

She hires others to do it. IT guys, private investigators...., people like that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:13 PM (vPh3W)

120 >>>Meanwhile, Powerline is going after Harry Reid. Pretty

Sure, go after him after he's announced his retirement.,brilliant, f*cking brilliant

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:14 PM (RMo/a)

121 Posted by: BB Wolf at March 28, 2015 05:06 PM (qh617)

That is brilliant, BB! I live in California, where all they do, all day long, is consort with lobbyists for new bills to shove down our throats, no matter how stupid or unneeded or just plain venal. I'm also a big fan of Texas's part-time legislature, this musical chairs they play here with the term limits is nauseating.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:14 PM (EgOr3)

122 114
Most gun shops have my picture on their wall as Salesman of the Year. We
are rapidly approaching the juncture at which liquor stores will be
able to join with them in this sentiment.




Hey we love ya too! Someone got to sell all that looted shit.

Posted by: Da Pawn Shop Boys in the Hood at March 28, 2015 05:14 PM (0FSuD)

123 I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (UUkyp)

124 as far as global warming goes, it is 68 on my kitchen thermometer (in the shade) in Billings, MT. Played golf for several weeks now. Lilacs have greened up.

Posted by: free tibet, et. at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (lAXNl)

125 "Oh, I am a tiler, with about a year and a half of experience. I have to
get a lot faster to be worth more to my employer, and that is unlikely
to be happening soon."



A tiler.


Have you considered parts where construction is sorta going? Oil patch?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:16 PM (ipqYf)

126

123
I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (UUkyp)





http://tinyurl.com/bk4zlap

Posted by: Bluto at March 28, 2015 05:16 PM (0FSuD)

127
...he'd had a heart attack and he moved heaven and earth to keep it from the FAA

That is a very serious offense, but men will go to great lengths to avoid facing the truth. My best friend was a certified physician in Atlanta for over 40 years performing primarily for Delta and American. He would confront someone with elevated pressure and other symptoms and demand a workup to ascertain heart health.

The pilot could either submit willingly or would become confrontational with questions about loss of family income, etc., but he never succumbed to the threats or attempted bribes.

In some instances, the workups did more good than harm and allowed the patient to received treatment prior to a heart problem instead of waiting until the event. For those men, it was a good experience. They could take a leave of absence and return to duty later.

A more pressing problem for the physician was alcoholism and drug abuse. He confronted this on numerous occasions, and would work with the air carrier to place the patient in long term care to save his career.

He was a good man who left early, and was a great friend to the aviation community who depend on physical health to continue their jobs.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at March 28, 2015 05:17 PM (P330y)

128 124
as far as global warming goes, it is 68 on my kitchen thermometer (in
the shade) in Billings, MT. Played golf for several weeks now. Lilacs
have greened up.

Posted by: free tibet, et. at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (lAXNl)

Well eat me, it's going to be 26 in Charlotte tonight!

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:18 PM (0FSuD)

129 "I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now."


Don't do that. Buck up. It's Saturday so have a few drinks and un-coil. Wake up tomorrow and go ideas a blazin'.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:18 PM (ipqYf)

130 Grey Fox,

If you're a tiler, maybe you could hone your skills and continue to develop a portfolio by doing some projects that folks could buy on Etsy. That way if you lose your job you could at least still have a professional presence and small income stream.

I almost wonder if there's some sort of cool tie in you could make to your medieval history interests (didn't they make a lot of mosaics?).

Not knowing what type of schedule you're working now, another thought would be to see if you could volunteer with a group that does restorations of churches and/or stately homes. Again, you'd be honing your skill while mixing with people who might have similar interests in history... might turn into something.

If you have decent writing skills (I'm guessing you do if you have a history degree), you might also look into trying to break into non-profits, especially history related or museum related.

Email me if you'd like some ideas of how to break into that. bailesworth AT g ma i l.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 05:19 PM (9BRsg)

131 123 I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now.
Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (UUkyp)

Chin up Bud. Keep,working at it. Hard work makes for good luck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:19 PM (RMo/a)

132 Grey, as fascinating as I find medieval history (and I really do, took several classes in college), it's probably not one of those fields where they can't find enough people. Can you get a teaching cert and go teach high school? At least it's stable and, as far as I can tell, a pretty easy gig. I'm sure you've already thought of that . . . sorry.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:20 PM (EgOr3)

133 108 For the Winnie.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 04:40 PM (St6BJ)

I thought perhaps, a Full Nelson
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 05:07 PM (RMo/a)

Having dinner with a friend tonight. Finally got her US citizenship, from South Africa.

Should've hopped a northbound freight in Ensenada and saved 10 years and all that money.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 05:20 PM (St6BJ)

134 "I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now."

So many of us here (self included) got slammed by Obama's economy. It enrages me to think of all the good, hardworking people whose lives are so stressful b/c of this jackhole.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 05:20 PM (9BRsg)

135 Have you considered parts where construction is sorta going? Oil patch?

We have enough work to keep very busy where I am - Asheville is a hot-spot right now for remodeling. The problem is that I am just not that good at it yet, and of course manual labor is cheap (I am competing, indirectly, with a lot of illegals after all). If my boss really does get his other business started up and I don't have other prospects, then moving might be an option.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:21 PM (UUkyp)

136 I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now.
Posted by: Grey Fox
--------------------------------

Natural enough.
I could serve you up a nice tasty plate of platitudes, but they rarely help.

I *will* say that at those moments when I have despaired the most about my circumstances, things have always ultimately improved. Many ups and downs..., but the sun always comes up the next day, and that in and of itself is a blessing.

Life can take astonishing turns..., all by itself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:21 PM (vPh3W)

137 131
123 I'm just feeling sorry for myself right now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (UUkyp)


Remember the HQ motto.


When the going gets tough, the tough get drunk.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:21 PM (0FSuD)

138 JJ woke up.


Old girlfriend?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:22 PM (ipqYf)

139 Grey Fox - Hmm. I think maybe I recall now that you are in A'ville. Are you a member of the AosHQ Yahoo group?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:23 PM (vPh3W)

140 Might be some leads/ideas here:

http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/links.htm

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 05:24 PM (9BRsg)

141 Well eat me, it's going to be 26 in Charlotte tonight!

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:18 PM (0FSuD)

Remember it's Earth Hour tonight....be sure to turn off your heat.

Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2015 05:24 PM (j7iSn)

142 Grey, the only tiling I've been around is the kind where you do it manually. Tiles. A cutter. Space shit out.


That what you doing?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:24 PM (ipqYf)

143 Oh, good grief, how did we not know that today is that Earth Hour bullshit? Is everyone ready to fire up every electrical device in their homes tonight? I have one light bulb to replace.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:24 PM (EgOr3)

144 If anyone has eaten recently please don't watch this link, it will make you puke. Harry Reid, peterist.





http://tinyurl.com/ozwlfw8

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:25 PM (0FSuD)

145 And, BignJames beats me by that much.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:25 PM (EgOr3)

146 Grey Fox - Hmm. I think maybe I recall now that you are in A'ville. Are you a member of the AosHQ Yahoo group?

I am in Asheville. Not a member of the yahoo group.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:25 PM (UUkyp)

147 Remember the HQ motto.

When the going gets tough, the tough get drunk.
Posted by: Nip
-----------------------

Hmm..., that's not what it says in my Handbook;

* flips pages *
* ah! here it is..*

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

Hold it..., hold it...., that's the Asheville Handbook. Sorry. Never mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:26 PM (vPh3W)

148 If anyone has eaten recently please don't watch this link, it will make you puke. Harry Reid, peterist.

oh, a total puke-a-rama!!! i hope he has a really bad rest of his life.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:27 PM (EgOr3)

149 Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:21 PM (UUkyp)

Ride down to Spartanburg. Michelin/BMW are hiring.

Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2015 05:27 PM (j7iSn)

150 Is everyone ready to fire up every electrical device in their homes tonight?
-------------------

I have a pair of 1500W space-heaters ready to bring on-line. Then..., there is the electric range and *two* ovens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:28 PM (vPh3W)

151 124
as far as global warming goes, it is 68 on my kitchen thermometer (in
the shade) in Billings, MT. Played golf for several weeks now. Lilacs
have greened up.

Posted by: free tibet, et. at March 28, 2015 05:15 PM (lAXNl)

Well eat me, it's going to be 26 in Charlotte tonight!

We had a rough start to winter as it went 18 below zero right after Thanksgiving . Stayed real winter until about mid January and really nice since. Winter a year ago was record snow. Stared blowing like crazy a couple of hours ago - up to 60 MPH they predict.

Posted by: free tibet, et. at March 28, 2015 05:28 PM (lAXNl)

152 Grey, the only tiling I've been around is the kind where you do it manually. Tiles. A cutter. Space shit out.


That what you doing?


Yeah. I am the grout specialist, actually, and do the cutting and support work when there isn't grouting to do.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:28 PM (UUkyp)

153 Grey Fox
Consider sales. Tiles distributors or flooring of any kind, for that matter. There CAN be great money to be made.
You can turn your little bit of experience into a great asset - you have first hand knowledge of the product and trades in general, man.

People buy for two reasons. Trust and value. You're a Moron, so I trust you already. You should be able to build value with a little training. That's IF you actually believe what you're saying.

Just a thought.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 28, 2015 05:29 PM (a7YBp)

154 Grey Fox - Well..., I doubt that either of us are willing to post an email address. I don't know that I have any connections that would be worthwhile to you, but one never knows.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:29 PM (vPh3W)

155 I think the Mexicans have taken over tiling and brick laying.



They have in CLT.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:30 PM (0FSuD)

156 155 I think the Mexicans have taken over tiling and brick laying.
-------------------------
And framing, and roofing, and siding, and drywall, and painting...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 28, 2015 05:33 PM (a7YBp)

157 And framing, and roofing, and siding, and drywall, and painting...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 28, 2015 05:33 PM (a7YBp)

You left out maid services.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:34 PM (0FSuD)

158 Whatever happened to Hairy Reed ain't gonna happen to me. I know how to take care of my friends.

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 28, 2015 05:34 PM (lG2E3)

159 Grey Fox - What part of town do you live in?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:34 PM (vPh3W)

160 "And framing, and roofing, and siding, and drywall, and painting..."


I think that was in Fox's complaint above. Competing with $8-10-12/hr type folks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:35 PM (ipqYf)

161 And roofing

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:35 PM (0FSuD)

162 OK, first NCAA game on in an hour. Don't give a shit about it, but I want ND to beat KY.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:36 PM (0FSuD)

163 I think the Mexicans have taken over tiling and brick laying.

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

And framing, and roofing, and siding, and drywall, and painting...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 28, 2015 05:33 PM (a7YBp)
And their work is utter shite! Nothing is ever done right because where they come from "good enough" is.
Grey, if you are trying to find side jobs, see if there's a nextdoor dot com in your area and sign up - it's free and easy - where I am, people are constantly asking for recommendations for work like that. Some of my contractor buddies have done very well with it.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:37 PM (EgOr3)

164 I want ND to beat KY.


Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:36 PM (0FSuD)
LOL!!!!

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:38 PM (EgOr3)

165 Had lunch with a NCSU buddy. He had the blues....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:39 PM (vPh3W)

166 "I want ND to beat KY."


North Dakota is finally competing for something?


I'll be darned.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:39 PM (ipqYf)

167 Thanks for the comments and suggestions, folks. I appreciate it. I have to admit that at least some of my problems are probably self-inflicted, as I've been reluctant to take on obligations beyond my existing job. As I said earlier, I am just feeling a bit sorry for myself, so don't take me so seriously.

Mike,

I have a spam-catching email at savagecur (a t) a i m dot com, if you want to contact me.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:41 PM (UUkyp)

168 Had lunch with a NCSU buddy. He had the blues....
Posted by: Mike
--------------------

Pack packs it in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:41 PM (vPh3W)

169 165
Had lunch with a NCSU buddy. He had the blues....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:39 PM (vPh3W)

I passed out at the half. First half they looked good, but I had a bad feeling about it. I guess they ran out of steam? Damn these kids play a fast game.

I still have my son's Dukies in the hunt.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:42 PM (0FSuD)

170 Anyway, Grey, they are building like Hell in Midland, TX and the Dakotas. Oil has gone down but they are there. Still people living in RVs wanting apartments.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:42 PM (ipqYf)

171 Grey Fox - Will do. Also, there are now three of us that admit to living here in the belly of the beast. You, myself, and RobertinAsheville. Maybe we can work up a coffee meet sometime.

Now..., must hie me to the pet store.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 05:43 PM (vPh3W)

172 138 JJ woke up.


Old girlfriend?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:22 PM (ipqYf)

No. Wife's colleague.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 05:43 PM (St6BJ)

173 North Dakota is finally competing for something?


I'll be darned.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:39 PM (ipqYf)

With all that oil money they bought a Catholic school in IN.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:45 PM (0FSuD)

174 "With all that oil money they bought a Catholic school in IN."


Ahhh...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:46 PM (ipqYf)

175 "I want ND to beat KY."


North Dakota is finally competing for something?


I'll be darned.

Don't know about North Dakota (formerly the hostile and abusive Fighting Sioux) but North Dakota State gave Gonzaga their toughest game in the tourney so far.
And Go Notre Dame!

Posted by: free tibet, et. at March 28, 2015 05:47 PM (lAXNl)

176 "I want ND to beat KY."


North Dakota is finally competing for something?


I'll be darned.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:39 PM (ipqYf)


North Dakota of South Bend, Indiana... I think their mascot is the Fighting Idahoans.


As for the games and the tournament, I would rather get my teeth pulled than watch a college basketball game, but the only thing interesting about this year's event is the possibility of a team going the whole season undefeated.


I generally hate when underdogs win, so I'm rooting for Kentucky, in spite of the Judd factor.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2015 05:49 PM (Dj0WE)

177 KY like UNC is a school easy to hate.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:49 PM (0FSuD)

178 I kind of want Notre Dame too. Hard to say that. I also want WI. I love that team.... They have spunk.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 28, 2015 05:50 PM (fLKzW)

179 "As for the games and the tournament, I would rather get my teeth pulled
than watch a college basketball game, but the only thing interesting
about this year's event is the possibility of a team going the whole
season undefeated."



Do you have a club?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:51 PM (ipqYf)

180
As for the games and the tournament, I would rather get my teeth pulled
than watch a college basketball game, but the only thing interesting
about this year's event is the possibility of a team going the whole
season undefeated.




Oh you mean like these assholes?




http://tinyurl.com/pqkcmve

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:51 PM (0FSuD)

181 I'll cheer for WI. Scott Walker!

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:53 PM (0FSuD)

182 "I'll cheer for WI. Scott Walker!"


Harumph.



Except there's a Ted Cruz in the race.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:54 PM (ipqYf)

183 Except there's a Ted Cruz in the race.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:54 PM (ipqYf)

He went to Princeton.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:55 PM (0FSuD)

184 "He went to Princeton."


I don't hold that agin' him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:57 PM (ipqYf)

185 I don't hold that agin' him.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:57 PM (ipqYf)

Then fcuking Harvard Law. WTF is with that shit?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:59 PM (0FSuD)

186 "He went to Princeton."


I don't hold that agin' him.

I bet he even matriculated under his own name and wouldn't even think to spend millions to keep the transcripts from being released.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 06:00 PM (EgOr3)

187 "Then fcuking Harvard Law. WTF is with that shit?"


So Ted is.........Hillary? Obama?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:00 PM (ipqYf)

188 Do you have a club?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 05:51 PM (ipqYf)


Do I have a club? No, but I think I have several chairs that, if I remove the legs could serve as clubs, if necessary.


I have guns. They work better.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2015 06:01 PM (Dj0WE)

189 So Ted is.........Hillary? Obama?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:00 PM (ipqYf)

Hill went to Yale law with Bill. Obama went to Harvard law

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 06:02 PM (0FSuD)

190 Rubber band control now!

Posted by: Hairy Reed at March 28, 2015 06:03 PM (lG2E3)

191 "I have guns. They work better."


Guns up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:03 PM (ipqYf)

192 Speaking of clubs, men have become total pussies.


10 years ago my club would be packed to watch the NCAA in the men's bar.



Today? Not a soul down there.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 06:04 PM (0FSuD)

193 Oh you mean like these assholes?


http://tinyurl.com/pqkcmve
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:51 PM (0FSuD)


I take it you are not a fan... being from Missouri, I generally have no rooting interest for any college team, but am always glad when Kansas loses.


There was an Indiana team in the 70s that went undefeated. Coached by a guy, if news reports are to be believed, liked choking college boys.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2015 06:05 PM (Dj0WE)

194 Oh you mean like these assholes?
http://tinyurl.com/pqkcmve
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:51 PM (0FSuD)
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Like these fine gentlemen.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/o2ajwt2

As a kick-off of the Bi-Centennial celebration!

Posted by: RioBravo at March 28, 2015 06:05 PM (NUqwG)

195 "Hill went to Yale law with Bill. Obama went to Harvard law"


Don't get bent on that. I don't. Cruz ain't Bill/Hill.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:05 PM (ipqYf)

196 Having gone to NC State six years and having a son that went to Duke for six year, UNC is not our favorite school.



But mom did go there. Go figure

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 06:07 PM (0FSuD)

197 "Today? Not a soul down there."


Who watches B-Ball?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:07 PM (ipqYf)

198 My wife is Delaware/Cherokee. She's sitting in the craft room watching "They Died with Their Boots On" and laughing in ALL the wrong places...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 28, 2015 06:07 PM (XO6WW)

199 @194

I had forgotten about Bobby's 76 team.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 06:08 PM (0FSuD)

200 "Who watches B-Ball?"

Not me.

Posted by: Michael Brown at March 28, 2015 06:09 PM (lG2E3)

201 198
My wife is Delaware/Cherokee. She's sitting in the craft room watching
"They Died with Their Boots On" and laughing in ALL the wrong places...


Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 28, 2015 06:07 PM (XO6WW)


I saw that was on TCM tonight, but it's BB for me.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 06:09 PM (0FSuD)

202 Who watches B-Ball?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:07 PM (ipqYf)

Any excuse to get out with the boys was a good excuse. Now? Mommies rule.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 06:10 PM (0FSuD)

203 Nip likes B'Ball. I ain't dogging that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:10 PM (ipqYf)

204 GreyFox

If you're on Twitter, follow me at moxiemom and we can DM ideas.

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 06:13 PM (9BRsg)

205 Well, after that earlier talk, I now realize that I need to hit the grocery store.
Meh. Better this evening than tomorrow, I guess.

May be on the ONT...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 28, 2015 06:13 PM (a7YBp)

206 I respectfully request an NCAA b-ball open thread so me and Grammie can get our Badger on.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 28, 2015 06:13 PM (Gu/HL)

207 Oh, well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:14 PM (ipqYf)

208 Just a fly-by to say sympathy and good luck to Grey Fox. I know what it's like, I hope your miracle comes soon.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 28, 2015 06:15 PM (bLnSU)

209 As for prospects, I have an M.A. in medieval history
and so ought to be able to teach at least, but after spending a couple
years unemployed without even a nibble in my field (not even the local
tutoring folks were interested!) I'm not optimistic about my chances for
a better job anytime soon.
Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:12 PM (UUkyp)


You spent 6-8 years learning how to research and write.
So for yourself, write.

Write well.

The information you have on lifeways are essential for realistic story telling even if you conjure up werewolves and dragons.

The European middle ages were a time of great turmoil and adaption, and a lot of that resulted in increased liberty for the peasantry.

I always wanted to do a telling of Wat Tyler's revolt (heh, you being a Tiler and all) from the ground level. I was always intrigued by the supposed Templar/Masonic connection, and the claimed involvement of Wycliff and the Lollards.
For that matter, the story of Jan Ziska and the Moravian movement is fascinating as well.
However I bet you could do a better Robin Hood story than Sir Walter Scott.

Remember, H.Beam Piper wrote Lord Kalvan around the 30 years war

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2015 06:16 PM (t//F+)

210 So, this Indiana religious freedom bill what exactly? I saw the deep thinkers of our age, like Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley, came out against it. I suspect it is like most legislative bills these days. Lots of noise but basically useless.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 28, 2015 06:17 PM (zYqjf)

211 Hoops thread up for yooze guyzzz

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 06:17 PM (9BRsg)

212 Hoops thread up for yooze guyzzz
Posted by: Y-not
------------------

Hoop-skirts have been outlawed. Micro-aggressive Trigger.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2015 06:20 PM (vPh3W)

213 Hoops thread is cool, Y.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 28, 2015 06:20 PM (ipqYf)

214 157 And framing, and roofing, and siding, and drywall, and painting...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 28, 2015 05:33 PM (a7YBp)

You left out maid services.
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 28, 2015 05:34 PM (0FSuD)
******
The Japanese have increased use of robots, instead of increasing immigration. I suspect they see the abuses going on here in the name of "immigration" and recoiled in horror. But robots are a more cost effective solution. An alternative like that would stop billionaire big govt types from undermining and coopting conservative politics on immigration policy, since they wouldn't need it anymore to maximize profit.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 28, 2015 06:25 PM (cIoI4)

215 The hottie I have illicit yahoo chats with is in Kentucky, and she's a 'Cats fan, so I'm for them.

(yes, I know, I know, 'she' is prob a 68-yr old immigrant guy in Bayonne, NJ....)

Posted by: lurkperv at March 28, 2015 06:31 PM (4BoOM)

216 Should've hopped a northbound freight in Ensenada and saved 10 years and all that money.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2015 05:20 PM

Does she have that south of the border look?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2015 06:40 PM (1FBjV)

217 from Drudge
Weekly Standard article

US Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran's Behalf

http://tinyurl.com/o57vgmd


awesome

Posted by: ToeJammer-FunCamper at March 28, 2015 06:58 PM (7d8Ef)

218 J.J. Sefton: "Having dinner with a friend tonight. Finally got her US citizenship, from South Africa."

Great! Tell her congratulations from a Moron. Maybe also thanks for taking the route she did. Immigrants are (usually) the greatest. (Real naturalized, not pardoned invaders, of course.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - native American at March 28, 2015 06:59 PM (ACs58)

219 If Grey Fox is still here, Mr Y-not recommends checking out this book:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/books/29book.html?_r=0

Posted by: Y-not at March 28, 2015 07:12 PM (9BRsg)

220 56 If we need gridlock to protect us from government, then we have a very great problem.

In this case the government itself is the problem.

Posted by: eman at March 28, 2015 04:38 PM (MQEz6)



Actually, that's pretty much why the Founders created the separation of powers.

Posted by: rickl at March 28, 2015 07:31 PM (sdi6R)

221 143 Oh, good grief, how did we not know that today is that Earth Hour bullshit? Is everyone ready to fire up every electrical device in their homes tonight? I have one light bulb to replace.

Posted by: Peaches at March 28, 2015 05:24 PM (EgOr3)



I consider the fact that nobody remembered it to be a good sign.

Posted by: rickl at March 28, 2015 07:43 PM (sdi6R)

222 I've been thinking about trying to build a birdhouse or two, and wanted to know if there were particular species that folks thought useful around the garden.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 04:52 PM (UUkyp)


My bird feeders attract doves, which attract hawks that also take out the occasional squirrel. So there's that.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at March 28, 2015 09:48 PM (0RdKg)

223 Posted by: Grey Fox at March 28, 2015 05:21 PM (UUkyp)

Texas is booming now and I'm sure that you could find a teaching position. I live in the suburbs north of Dallas. Toyota is relocating their headquarters here, State Farm is finishing up their new headquarters that will house 10,000 employees, and Raytheon is building a huge new facility next to State Farm. There are big office buildings going up everywhere.

I'm sure that the cost of living is less here than in Asheville, but the scenery and summers kind of suck.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at March 28, 2015 10:04 PM (0RdKg)

224 Oh En Tee. Corgis.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 28, 2015 10:13 PM (3F6F8)

225 ping

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 01, 2015 06:43 PM (TpkkL)

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