Morning Thread (5-8-2015)

Friday!

Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the mothers.

[Added: rdbrewer]

Commenter "Zombie" had a decent rundown of the the UK elections early in the morning.

Wow, been looking at the UK election results.

It really is a complete bloodbath for the Liberal Democrats (the ultra-far-left party) and Labour (the medium-far-left party). The Lib Dems went from being the #3 kingmaker party even seeking ways to displace Labour to be the leading left-wing party...to (after tonight's results) becoming a completely irrelevant fringe party. Their incumbents lost 41 races out of 47, leaving them with only 6 members of parliament. Probably the worst night any political party has had in any democratic nation in the last 40 years. Labour, simultaneously, has lost 28 incumbent seats, and went from being the dominant party in Scotland to having just a single member of parliament there out of 57 possible races. Complete apocalyptic collapse.

Meanwhile, the parties that picked up all those votes were the Scottish National Party, which now has 55 out of 57 seats in Scotland -- and UKIP, which has now easily displaced the Lib Dems to become the #3 vote-getting party in the country.

That's all the good news.

The bad news is that UKIP's votes are spread out evenly in districts throughout the land, so they are only going to win a tiny handful of seats, despite getting about 13% of the nationwide vote. They simply haven't yet risen to a majority in any district except for a few.

The other bad news is that although the "Conservatives" will retain power, and the two major leftist parties got thrashed, overall when you add up all the leftist parties combined (including the Scottish National Party, which has a socialist bent, and the Greens), they still won 49.6% of the vote. It's just that they split it up among various parties, and couldn't get unified.

So it's not like Britain has swung rightward -- it's just that the left parties are so incompetent and have such terrible candidates that they couldn't get their act together to win an election that could have been theirs.

But hey, I'll take "good news, bad news" over "it's all bad news" any day.

Thanks, Zombie.

Posted by: Andy at 05:55 AM




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1 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 08, 2015 05:57 AM (u82oZ)

2 First

Posted by: dIb at May 08, 2015 05:57 AM (HYAmq)

3 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, May 08, 2015. On this day in 1886 the first Coca-Cola was sold as a patent medicine in Atlanta.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:01 AM (wlDny)

4 It looks like Cameron and the conservative Party on track to win the election in Great Britain.


http://fxn.ws/1EU2yUA

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:01 AM (wlDny)

5 The VA continues to screw up. This time sending a burial check to a live man and cutting off his benefits.


http://fxn.ws/1F98Tys

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:01 AM (wlDny)

6 South Carolina looks to have a soggy Mother's Day weekend due to a subtropical storm.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:01 AM (k+itx)

7 The past harsh winter looks like it has put a hurtin' on the deer herds in the upper Midwest and the northeast. You Moron deer hunters up there may see a huge curtailment of hunting.


http://fxn.ws/1Qs6UHA

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:01 AM (wlDny)

8 It looks like Assad may be back to using chemical weapons in Syria again against the rebels. But since this is coming from the corrupt Obamanites I am taking these reports with a grain of salt. Remember that Obama likes those rebels because they are Al-Qaeda.


http://fxn.ws/1ctSSqq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM (wlDny)

9 The corrupt DOJ is about to hound Baltimore with a civil rights investigation based on a request by the corrupt Baltimore mayor who needs political cover. Recall that the actual law says the feds are only supposed to step in if the locals are not doing anything. Of course, this administration is not known for following the law.


http://fxn.ws/1InbTGQ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM (wlDny)

10 The word "asylum" has become a not-so-secret password for getting into the US. They may as well say "Obama", they would get the same results.


http://fxn.ws/1EmiYS7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM (wlDny)

11 Ebola virus found in American doctor's eyes months after he was supposedly cured.


http://fxn.ws/1dRwUhA

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM (wlDny)

12 Scankles is out beating the drum for more mega-millions in donations.


http://fxn.ws/1bCeNui

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM (wlDny)

13 The Sierra Club has been putting phony names on a petition to close an Ashville coal plant say some people in NC whose names were on the petition.


http://fxn.ws/1ccyoSw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:03 AM (wlDny)

14 And speaking of Al Qaeda the leader behind the Charlie Hebdo murders has been exterminated by an application of Raid and a drone strike; but mostly a drone strike.


http://fxn.ws/1GS8HPi

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:03 AM (wlDny)

15 A Canadian judge has freed a known terrorist who killed a medic in Afghanistan.


http://fxn.ws/1F1LM78

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:03 AM (wlDny)

16 The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that gives the Senate the final call made on any "deal" made by Obama with Iran. The House will vote next week. This only makes the Constitution back in force for approving treaties, no matter what the lawless turd in the WH calls them. Note also since this was passed 98-1 if a like number is done in the House it will be veto proof.


http://fxn.ws/1PsXhWF

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:03 AM (wlDny)

17 Romney will just not go away.


http://wapo.st/1F8kVZ6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:04 AM (wlDny)

18 As expected, the State Department plans to do nothing about Scankles violation of the law.


http://yhoo.it/1cdUV19

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:04 AM (wlDny)

19 Read this crap and ask yourself a question; why are Republicans any different than Democrats?


http://bit.ly/1zGXpQk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:04 AM (wlDny)

20 Looks like everybody in the Clinton Foundation are being prosecuted but her.


http://bit.ly/1dRA1pS

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:04 AM (wlDny)

21 Liberals simply will not give up their latest meme on "thug".


http://bit.ly/1IUqHgw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:05 AM (wlDny)

22 And some other memes never go away either. Cory Booker says it is not right that a minimum wage earner must work 50 hours a week to support a family of two. Well you dumb ass, the minimum wage was not meant to support a family. And not only that, find me a family with a single earner who only makes minimum wage after working for more than 6 months. Morons, do not forget that this meme supported by the Demoncrap Party is nothing more than union payback.


http://bit.ly/1JTeH0j

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:05 AM (wlDny)

23 Divers off Madagascar have found a 50kg silver bar that might be part of Captain Kidd's lost pirate treasure.

http://tinyurl.com/pck2h8q

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:05 AM (k+itx)

24 Firefighters with concealed carry stop a crazed lunatic in SC who was randomly firing a gun.


http://bit.ly/1JTeREM

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:05 AM (wlDny)

25 Why is Baltimore such a shithole? Here's why and it was predicted a long time ago as fallout from the great society program which rewards women who have children out of wedlock with no man in the house. And this happens in a lot more places than Baltimore.


http://bit.ly/1IkE6zs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:05 AM (wlDny)

26 81 of Obama's illegals who got amnesty have been enlisted in the Army since January. Nothing could go wrong here could it? They will probably get a security clearance as well. And remember, there has been absolutely zero investigation into the background of these people.


http://bit.ly/1dRBiwV

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:06 AM (wlDny)

27 Only two Republicans say they have read Obama's trade deal which others say is a real POS.


http://bit.ly/1cu2OQT

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:06 AM (wlDny)

28 Recall that family in NJ whose home was invaded by social services a few months ago over home schooling. Looks like the taxpayers of NJ will be held accountable to the tune of $60M. And take note, they are likely to win this case.


http://bit.ly/1EfqNdg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:06 AM (wlDny)

29 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1InjIw0

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:06 AM (wlDny)

30 MI voters give a resounding no to another tax hike. But look out they'll come back. They always do.


http://bit.ly/1P5tA3c

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:07 AM (wlDny)

31 Reparations for terrorists at GITMO? There are really some dumb SOBs out there.


http://bit.ly/1IlI7ne

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:07 AM (wlDny)

32 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1ce25CI


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:07 AM (wlDny)

33 *Plenty* of deer in SE Michigan. Come and get 'em!

Posted by: sinmi on the phone at May 08, 2015 06:08 AM (5xCia)

34

DAY 913

550 to go (623 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, Monrovian microbes, 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 May 08, 2015 06:09 AM (St6BJ)

35 6
South Carolina looks to have a soggy Mother's Day weekend due to a subtropical storm.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:01 AM (k+itx)


It looks like it will be hitting landfall near Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:09 AM (wlDny)

36 A female Robot capable of sorting and folding clothes was built by scientists in Scotland. See Drudge.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at May 08, 2015 06:10 AM (KF/jv)

37


May 8th, 1945. Victory in Europe in World War Two.


Thank you.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:10 AM (St6BJ)

38 36 A female Robot capable of sorting and folding clothes was built by scientists in Scotland. See Drudge.
Posted by: @PeeteySDee at May 08, 2015 06:10 AM (KF/jv)


Didn't the Jetsons have one of those?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:11 AM (St6BJ)

39 Oh, and The Felonious Hillary Clinton (TM) is a Cluster-Fuck of a Miserable Oligarch, but all that aside, she's a great robot.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at May 08, 2015 06:11 AM (KF/jv)

40 @37

Especially the 11th Armored Division and all the troops who liberated the camps.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:12 AM (St6BJ)

41 39 Oh, and The Felonious Hillary Clinton (TM) is a Cluster-Fuck of a Miserable Oligarch, but all that aside, she's a great robot.
Posted by: @PeeteySDee at May 08, 2015 06:11 AM (KF/jv)


Hilary Clinton is a CLOACA - C*unt Licker of Communist Asshole

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:12 AM (St6BJ)

42 The past harsh winter looks like it has put a hurtin' on the deer herds in the upper Midwest and the northeast.

Didn't hurt the deer too much in my neck of the woods. About three weeks ago I counted 17 of the bastids in my backyard at dusk. Since then I started marking the corners of my property with coyote piss*. Haven't seen one since.

* $5.99 on Amazon

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 06:12 AM (xQX/f)

43 Rosie was the Jetson's robot, and she was an ignorant slut.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (KF/jv)

44 Morning, Sefton!

I don't find 'malevolent' on your list.

Posted by: fluffy at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (Ua6T/)

45 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM

The move to federalize police, to make the federalized police force as powerful as the military is breathtaking in its transparency. As someone said last night, this is 'just chest bumping before the fight'. I am beginning to believe a fight is going to happen if this kind of shit continues.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (60Vyp)

46 44 I don't find 'malevolent' on your list.
Posted by: fluffy at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (Ua6T/)


Hmm. You're right. Give me a noun to go with that adjective and you win a cookie.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:14 AM (St6BJ)

47 42
The past harsh winter looks like it has put a hurtin' on the deer herds in the upper Midwest and the northeast.



Didn't hurt the deer too much in my neck of the woods. About three
weeks ago I counted 17 of the bastids in my backyard at dusk. Since then
I started marking the corners of my property with coyote piss*. Haven't
seen one since.



* $5.99 on Amazon

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 06:12 AM (xQX/f)

One wonders what's up with those so called government officials than? There must be some kind of new "deer" tax they are looking for.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)

48 45 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (60Vyp)


We sure as hell have the guns. The question is do we have the stones?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:15 AM (St6BJ)

49 45 The move to federalize police, to make the
federalized police force as powerful as the military is breathtaking in
its transparency. As someone said last night, this is 'just chest
bumping before the fight'. I am beginning to believe a fight is going to
happen if this kind of shit continues.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (60Vyp)


I am hoping that if a Republican gets in all Obama's crap will disappear. But I am not going to hold my breath.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:17 AM (wlDny)

50
Hey Jarhead, your nic reminds me of something I often wondered about but can't seem to find the answer to:

Why wasn't the Marine Corps used in Europe, especially on D-Day?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:18 AM (St6BJ)

51 Vic, I saw that deer report as well, right after I started spotting herds beside the highways.

Where do there counts come from? I thought a good bit of the data came in from hunting season. Wouldn't info about the winter lag a year then?

Sounds like crap to me.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 08, 2015 06:18 AM (i7JE3)

52 I see that Maryland's new Governor, Larry Hogan (R) has rolled back bridge tolls by a fair amount.

And has eliminated the $1.50 per month State fee on EZPass accounts.
Thousands of casual EZPass holders who only used the system occasionally had gotten rid of them when they implemented the monthly fee under the old Governor, Former Baltimore Mayor Martin Owe'Malley

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 06:18 AM (VPLuQ)

53 50 Why wasn't the Marine Corps used in Europe, especially on D-Day?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:18 AM (St6BJ)

They were all used in the Pacific.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:18 AM (wlDny)

54 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:15 AM

I can't answer that one J.J.; I don't think anyone can until it actually happens. I pray it doesn't though, because a lot of innocent people would get hurt and those who really need to get hurt won't.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:19 AM (60Vyp)

55 JJ-

The likely reason that the Corps was not use in Europe was it's size. It had to grow massively just to tend to the Pacific.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 08, 2015 06:20 AM (i7JE3)

56 Okay which of the Horde built this car?

http://www.arcair.com/submissions/better___s.shtm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:20 AM (k+itx)

57 11 Ebola virus found in American doctor's eyes months after he was supposedly cured.


http://fxn.ws/1dRwUhA
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:02 AM (wlDny)

Ick!! The thought of this just grossed me out.

Posted by: Gem at May 08, 2015 06:20 AM (V+xAQ)

58 49 I am hoping that if a Republican gets in all Obama's crap will disappear. But I am not going to hold my breath.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:17 AM (wlDny)


He is going to do everything to ensure no one touches anything he has done for his 8 years. If you think Jimmy Carter is a destructive irritant, you ain't seen nothing yet.

I think he is going to take the reins from Sharpton and Jackson, whether they want to hand them over or not, and be the titular head of the grievance industry and further the destruction of what little left that hasn't been destroyed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:20 AM (St6BJ)

59 4 It looks like Cameron and the conservative Party on track to win the election in Great Britain.


http://fxn.ws/1EU2yUA

Russell Brand has a sad.

Posted by: Gem at May 08, 2015 06:21 AM (V+xAQ)

60 54 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:19 AM (60Vyp)


Agreed, my friend. Tragically, it sure looks from here that that's where we're headed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:21 AM (St6BJ)

61 58 I think he is going to take the reins from Sharpton
and Jackson, whether they want to hand them over or not, and be the
titular head of the grievance industry and further the destruction of
what little left that hasn't been destroyed.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:20 AM (St6BJ)

Sharpton and Jackson only get their lucre from the CBC and balless CEOs who are afraid to say no. And the CBC only gets what a balless President is willing to sign off on.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:22 AM (wlDny)

62 I think the reason the Corps was never in Europe save as shipboard detachments was politics. US Army got Europe and the USMC got the Pacific.

Much like MacArthur had the South West Pacific Area and Nimitz got the rest of the Pacific.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:23 AM (k+itx)

63 Friday!
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the mothers.



Happy Friday to all you motherfu... wait.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 06:23 AM (EDmmF)

64 In any case, I don't think he needs to worry about a Republican reversing his crap. They haven't done much of that in the past.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:23 AM (wlDny)

65 55 JJ-

The likely reason that the Corps was not use in Europe was it's size. It had to grow massively just to tend to the Pacific.
Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 08, 2015 06:20 AM (i7JE3)


Seems logical. But by '44 I would think they could've spared a division, especially considering that Europe was the Allied priority and Overlord the most crucial operation of the whole enterprise.

Anyway, my dad said by the end of that year, the war was turning into a meat grinder, so no one was spared by then. 4-F's became a rarity.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:23 AM (St6BJ)

66 61 Sharpton and Jackson only get their lucre from the CBC and balless CEOs who are afraid to say no. And the CBC only gets what a balless President is willing to sign off on.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:22 AM (wlDny)


I'm thinking in terms of cadres. I can see Obama getting on TV after another incident and using that to denounce them as failures.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:24 AM (St6BJ)

67 62 I think the reason the Corps was never in Europe save as shipboard detachments was politics. US Army got Europe and the USMC got the Pacific.

Much like MacArthur had the South West Pacific Area and Nimitz got the rest of the Pacific.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:23 AM (k+itx)


And there you go. Interservice rivalry. I should'a knowed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:26 AM (St6BJ)

68 66 I'm thinking in terms of cadres. I can see Obama
getting on TV after another incident and using that to denounce them as
failures.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:24 AM (St6BJ)


He does that now and all it does is stir up the ghetto.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:26 AM (wlDny)

69
76 and sunny here in Hymietown for today. That is about as ideal as you can get here, for me anyway.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:28 AM (St6BJ)

70 According the the NYPost, the Pope is sending out flocks of priests to forgive abortion

Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 08, 2015 06:28 AM (HMnUY)

71 I do wonder if how the US waged WW2 would have been different if that commie-loving Roosevelt hadn't sat on his hands until Yamamoto obliterated half of the fleet vessels.

Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 06:29 AM (cbfNE)

72 One wonders what's up with those so called government officials than? There must be some kind of new "deer" tax they are looking for.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)


1. They hate hunters
2. They love Bambi
3. They lie to advance an agenda

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 06:29 AM (xQX/f)

73 70
According the the NYPost, the Pope is sending out flocks of priests to forgive abortion

Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 08, 2015 06:28 AM (HMnUY)


Is it a mortal sin per Catholic dogma?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:30 AM (wlDny)

74 Now that a U.S. citizen has been targeted for murder on U.S. soil by individuals aligning themselves with ISIS and radical Islam, wouldn't it be nice to see our President walk to the podium, look the camera right in the eye, and explain that no one gets a free pass for trying to wage war on our soil.

And to thank Pam Geller for having the moral courage to stand up for the natural right of free speech, given to us by our creator.

Yeh...that would be nice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 06:31 AM (VPLuQ)

75 71
I do wonder if how the US waged WW2 would have been different if that
commie-loving Roosevelt hadn't sat on his hands until Yamamoto
obliterated half of the fleet vessels.

Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 06:29 AM (cbfNE)


Probably not much difference. Battleships were already obsolete for anything but shore bombardment.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:31 AM (wlDny)

76 via Sky News

Nigel Farage says he'll resign as UKIP leader but may stand again in leadership election...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 06:31 AM (7YlUk)

77 71 I do wonder if how the US waged WW2 would have been different if that commie-loving Roosevelt hadn't sat on his hands until Yamamoto obliterated half of the fleet vessels.
Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 06:29 AM (cbfNE)


Forgetting Pearl Harbor, there is strong evidence to suggest that his and Macarthur's actions, or inaction directly afterward, led to us losing the Philippines. The Jap invasion force had zero escort or air cover. Even the outdated USAAF at Clark could have sunk them at sea.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:32 AM (St6BJ)

78 >>> Hmm. You're right. Give me a noun to go with that adjective and you win a cookie.

Malevolent Massholes. Gimme a macaroon, ya Brooklyn bastid.

Posted by: fluffy at May 08, 2015 06:32 AM (Ua6T/)

79 46 44

MILFs?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 08, 2015 06:33 AM (u82oZ)

80
I know the US didn't want to give away the MAGIC secret, but every damn submarine in the Pacific Fleet should have been stationed off Hawaii and even after the attack should have been in prime position to sink the Japs then and there.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:33 AM (St6BJ)

81 Morning all
Happy early Mother's Day. There is no important job in the world
Fuck all Liberals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:33 AM (rDqRv)

82 79 MILFs?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 08, 2015 06:33 AM (u82oZ)

MILF's are marvelous, not malevolent but YMMV.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:34 AM (St6BJ)

83 I know the US didn't want to give away the MAGIC secret, but every damn submarine in the Pacific Fleet should have been stationed off Hawaii and even after the attack should have been in prime position to sink the Japs then and there.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:33 AM (St6BJ)


"Magic" was not fully functional at the time of Pearl Harbor

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:34 AM (rDqRv)

84 We're getting T-storms today, remnants of those terrible storms in OK.

Posted by: Gem at May 08, 2015 06:34 AM (myWqM)

85 Don't know what level of sin abortion is as per catholic dogma

He has told them to forgive the abortionists too

Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 08, 2015 06:34 AM (HMnUY)

86 81 Fuck all Liberals
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:33 AM (rDqRv)


I only do one. IYKWIM

Morning, Painless!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:35 AM (St6BJ)

87 Nick Clegg formally resigns as head of Lib Dems

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 06:35 AM (7YlUk)

88 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:18 AM

In the beginning... the Corps was made with the express purpose of protecting ships and sailors. The Corps has since been developed and used an 'expeditionary' force to seize and defend advanced naval bases. WW II rolled around, the Corps was used to fight the War in the Pacific since that was what it was designed and equipped to do.

To answer your question more directly; the D-Day invasion was an Army gig although there was some participation by the Corps: http://marinesmagazine.dodlive.mil/2009/12/14/wwii-marines-in-europe/

And I should add that the Army participated in the Pacific too, simply because the Corps was (and is to this day) a small, specialized force.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:35 AM (60Vyp)

89 The First Air Fleet had plans in case the Pacific Fleet had sortied. Their spy network had located the sea area south of DiamondHead where the battleships would have gone. There would have been far far more deaths.

But in the dozen or so investigations carried out over the attack, not a single shred of credible evidence has emerged to support the notion FDR allowed the attack to happen.

Or could he have done anything with a US public firmly wanting not to be involved in a war in Europe. The extension of the draft only passed the House by one vote. And people like Charles Lindbergh were suggesting the US ally with Germany if they could not stay neutral.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:36 AM (k+itx)

90 The ambassadors from the Philippines and Norway to Pakistan were killed in a helicopter crash in the country's north, Pakistan's army said Friday.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:37 AM (rDqRv)

91 Just ordered the wife an Immersion Hand Blender for Mothers Day. I do all the food prep, cooking, and kitchen cleaning so she didn't seem that impressed by my thoughtfulness.

Women, can't live with them, can't leave 'em duck-taped in the basement forever.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 06:38 AM (xQX/f)

92 83 "Magic" was not fully functional at the time of Pearl Harbor
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:34 AM (rDqRv)


Well, they knew an attack somewhere was coming. Would have been a logical precaution. Meh, the war was won at Midway and maybe even Pearl itself.

One of the Jap diplomats who was at the surrender on the USS Missouri looked around at all the men, ships and planes flying overhead and said "how did we imagine that we could ever defeat America?"



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:38 AM (St6BJ)

93 Canon 1398 of the Code of Canon Law imposes automatic excommunication on Latin Rite Catholics who procure a completed abortion, if they fulfil the conditions for being subject to such a sanction. Eastern Catholics are not subject to automatic excommunication, but they are to be excommunicated by decree if found guilty of the same action, and they may be absolved of the sin only by the eparchial bishop. In addition to saying that abortion is immoral, the Catholic Church also makes statements and takes actions in opposition to its legality.


Doesn't say what level of sin it is, but if it calls for excommunication that has to be a high level.




Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:38 AM (wlDny)

94 91 Women, can't live with them, can't leave 'em duck-taped in the basement forever.
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 06:38 AM (xQX/f)

What about the velcro suit and flung on the wall (the ONLY schtick Letterman ever did which was funny).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:39 AM (St6BJ)

95 MacArthur and his staff should take the blame for the shellacking Clark Field took. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, it was night time in the Philippines. So they had many hours to get ready and did not.

PURPLE was the Japanese diplomatic communications that the US had broke. And too often someone in the FDR White House would leave a PURPLE message in the waste basket so there were many times when the White House was cut out of receiving any PURPLE messages.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:40 AM (k+itx)

96 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:35 AM (60Vyp)

I think everyone should have to spend a few days at Parris Island. They would really appreciate the Marines then. I'll be down there for a few weeks in July. Oh and I love Beaufort SC also, not that the recruits ever get to see it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:40 AM (rDqRv)

97 I am shocked he calls for the forgiveness of abortionists. Seems like a pretty big thing.

Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 08, 2015 06:40 AM (HMnUY)

98 88 And I should add that the Army participated in the Pacific too, simply because the Corps was (and is to this day) a small, specialized force.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:35 AM (60Vyp)

Sad family history makes me painfully aware of this.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:41 AM (St6BJ)

99 Well, they knew an attack somewhere was coming. Would have been a logical precaution. Meh, the war was won at Midway and maybe even Pearl itself.

One of the Jap diplomats who was at the surrender on the USS Missouri looked around at all the men, ships and planes flying overhead and said "how did we imagine that we could ever defeat America?"



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:38 AM (St6BJ)

Yes we knew an attack was coming but Pearl Harbor was actually the last place they expected to be attacked because of the shallow harbor. Which just goes to show ya not to "assume" anything since it makes an ass out of you and me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:41 AM (rDqRv)

100 Yes the Navy had some dangerous assumptions and institutional inertia. To whit when USS Enterprise's air group carried out a mock attack on Pearl Harbor on a Sunday. And the Royal Navy striking at the strength of the Italian fleet at Taranto in 1940 that saw three Italian battleships sunk in the night action.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:44 AM (k+itx)

101 I don't know the details of Pope Jesuit's latest thing.
Abortion is murder of innocents, obviously a mortal sin.
But any sin can be forgiven if there is true repentance (which would also mean not doing any future abortions, at the very least.)

Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 06:44 AM (cbfNE)

102 George Galloway, a vehemently anti-Israel British politician has lost his seat in parliament following the UK's national elections on Thursday. The controversial Respect Party MP for Bradford West has been vocal about his dislike for Israel and "Zionists," though fiercely denies he is anti-Semitic.

In his concession speech, Galloway emphasized that this is not the end of his political career, adding that "The venal and the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating."

"The hyena can dance on the lion's grave, but it can never be a lion. In any case, I'm not in my grave. As a matter of fact, I'm going off now to plan my next campaign," he said.

Nice guy ha? Good riddance to bad trash

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:44 AM (rDqRv)

103 76 and sunny here in Hymietown for today. That is about as ideal as you can get here, for me anyway.



LOL. It's 73 here and the sun isn't even up yet.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 06:44 AM (EDmmF)

104 99 Yes we knew an attack was coming but Pearl Harbor
was actually the last place they expected to be attacked because of the
shallow harbor. Which just goes to show ya not to "assume" anything
since it makes an ass out of you and me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:41 AM (rDqRv)

The upper Navy brass at the time still thought the battleship was king. If they had paid any attention to developments they would have known the shallowness of the harbor and treacherous entry made no difference to aircraft.

There is an old saw about the higher-ups always fighting the last war. It has been my experience that that has not change at all.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

105 Yes the Navy had some dangerous assumptions and institutional inertia. To whit when USS Enterprise's air group carried out a mock attack on Pearl Harbor on a Sunday. And the Royal Navy striking at the strength of the Italian fleet at Taranto in 1940 that saw three Italian battleships sunk in the night action.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:44 AM (k+itx)

Yup, Taranto should have set off alarm bells.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:45 AM (rDqRv)

106 102 Nice guy ha? Good riddance to bad trash
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:44 AM (rDqRv)


Channeling Oswald Moseley, no doubt. I hope he gets the shit beat out of him again.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:46 AM (St6BJ)

107 Good morning daywalkers.

In just under an hour my weekend kicks off with a Big Ruger sale at my local dealer that starts at 10:00 AM with the Ruger President on hand. A lot of special location only rifles and pistols you can't purchase any where else. I really don't need one of the takedown 22's but I guess I can find a spot for it in the lake.

This is a yearly event here and the dealer is Ruger's top sales location in the US. For me it's a chance to get the birthday present I wanted.

Anyhow, I hope all ya'll have a great weekend!

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at May 08, 2015 06:46 AM (4pjhs)

108 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Here's the weekly Ziegfeld Girl, Naomi Johnson:

http://goo.gl/KzD5GC

She was probably the favorite model of photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, who wrote:

Miss Johson is my 'Greuze' model because she combines many of the lovely features to be found in the masterpieces of French painting. A delicate, lovely head set upon a young form that combines femininity and athletic strength. Wavy chestnut brown hair, level brows and soft grey eyes. Breadth between the eyes, a straight nose with senstive nostrils and well-defined lips that curve at the corners suggest a sense of humor and intelligence. Her skin is cream in coloring and she is of medium height.

The nude studies she did with Johnston are perhaps his most famous pix. Here are links to a couple:

https://goo.gl/ebG6cv

https://goo.gl/xLlHY4

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2015 06:46 AM (zF6Iw)

109 George Galloway got replaced in Parliament by a real Muslim.

How sharper than a serpent's tooth than the gratitude of a Muslim to an infidel collaborator.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:46 AM (k+itx)

110 Or could he have done anything with a US public firmly wanting not to be involved in a war in Europe.

--

Meh. He was the most powerful POTUS up to that point. He could have swayed public opinion if he wanted to.
A lot of apologia in the textbooks, all written by lefty sympathizers.

Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 06:47 AM (cbfNE)

111 104 There is an old saw about the higher-ups always fighting the last war. It has been my experience that that has not change at all.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)


I fear you're right. I think that that has gotten better in some ways since Vietnam - at least we're adapting to situations a bit quicker than a generation.

The problem now is a C-in-C who is at war with his own country and the military in general.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:48 AM (St6BJ)

112 If they had paid any attention to developments they would have known the shallowness of the harbor and treacherous entry made no difference to aircraft.


It wasn't the planes. It was just that American tactics and torpedoes were designed to sink deeper than the harbor before leveling out and running true. So they "assumed" so did the Jap torpedoes. But the Japs modified their torpedoes to shallow out earlier and thus were fully functional in Pearl Harbor

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:48 AM (rDqRv)

113 Now that a U.S. citizen has been targeted for murder on U.S. soil by individuals aligning themselves with ISIS and radical Islam, wouldn't it be nice to see our President walk to the podium, look the camera right in the eye, and explain that no one gets a free pass for trying to wage war on our soil.

And to thank Pam Geller for having the moral courage to stand up for the natural right of free speech, given to us by our creator.

Yeh...that would be nice.


While I agree wholeheartedly -- she's Jewish. He's been inoculated from birth to hate them.

Now if the situation was reversed, a group of Jewish woman threatening to kill a certain Muslim, he'd be marchin' to the podium and speechifin' his scrawny ass off about American values.

It makes me sick.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 06:49 AM (xQX/f)

114 He was already doing things not strictly speaking he was allowed to do. The Neutrality Patrols. Navy destroyers actively attacking German U-boats as they escorted ships bound to Britain carrying war material.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:49 AM (k+itx)

115 According to the article, Bishops had always had the power to forgive under certain circumstances, but the pope has declared this the Year of Mercy and has sent out an "army of priests" to forgive not only women who have had abortions but doctors and nurses who have performed them

Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 08, 2015 06:49 AM (HMnUY)

116 111 The problem now is a C-in-C who is at war with his own country and the military in general.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:48 AM (St6BJ)


That is the biggest problem. Especially after he has fired everyone who didn't bow down and kiss his ass.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

117 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:40 AM

I would highly recommend two books for a good synopsis of what the Corps is all about:

'With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa' by E.B. Sledge

'Marine. Life of Chesty Puller' by B. Davis.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:50 AM (60Vyp)

118 Meh. He was the most powerful POTUS up to that point. He could have swayed public opinion if he wanted to.
A lot of apologia in the textbooks, all written by lefty sympathizers.
Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 06:47 AM (cbfNE)


Yeah not so sure about that. I am NO FDR fan but he was stuck between a rock and hard place before Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:50 AM (rDqRv)

119 I would highly recommend two books for a good synopsis of what the Corps is all about:

'With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa' by E.B. Sledge

'Marine. Life of Chesty Puller' by B. Davis.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:50 AM (60Vyp)

Except for one week lonely week at Annapolis, all my Active Duty time, by choice, has been on a Marine Base

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:51 AM (rDqRv)

120
ICVDCIA (In case Vic didn't cover it already), Mitch McCocksile and the GOP wing of the Progressive Party have now given the official green light for Iran to nuke- and ICBM-up.

The only man with morals is Tom Cotton who cannot be saluted enough.

And Israel will now surely attack Iran.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:52 AM (St6BJ)

121 The problem now is a C-in-C who is at war with his own country and the military in general.

And a hollowed out, gutless, ass-kissing military that won't take things into its own hands and remove the treasonous asshole.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2015 06:52 AM (zF6Iw)

122 t looks like Assad may be back to using chemical weapons in Syria again against the rebels.


Vic, I've heard Christians from Syria call in to national radio shows saying Assad's gassing tales are not true and that he causes them no problems on account of their Christianity. The Syrians are okay with him. Barry's lying his skinny arse off again because he wants Bashar out.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 06:54 AM (zdw2Z)

123 Anybody watch Scandal last night?

Seems like every stereotype possible was on display for the rape in the military sub plot.

Every....stereotype.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 06:55 AM (VPLuQ)

124 Monetary parsimony saw no testing in real world conditions ... so the Bliss-Levitt torpedo could not be dropped at any altitude higher than 100ft or an airspeed in excess of 100mph.

And even if dropped exactly right; the torpedoes could run erratic, sink, run deep and miss, or even fail to detonate when contact was made.

The Americans tried the wood crate thing on these torpedoes tail surfaces in an attempt to fix some issues, but still did not address the bad detonators nor really fix the erratic running problem. By the time the improved lightweight aerial torpedo arrived, the TBF/TBM had almost no targets to sink with it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 06:57 AM (k+itx)

125 @19 & @27 There really is something wrong with people who go to Washington D.C. and forget where they came from.
It's like they never planned to go home.
For starters, repeal the 17th Amendment.
Next, increase domestic production of Palaquium gutta trees.

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 06:57 AM (lKD/i)

126 Liberals simply will not give up their latest meme on "thug".



Then Putin must be black, because a media watchdog group said that the MFM has referred to him as a "thug" 17 times.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 06:57 AM (zdw2Z)

127 45 The move to federalize police, to make the federalized police force as powerful as the military is breathtaking in its transparency.



I don't know, it may not be bad thing taking the longer view. If the national socialist government takes over Bmore and the other tribal shitholes that pock mark the continent, that could be an important first step in the coming Great Separation--an idea whose time has come. I want nothing to do with Bmore, Detroit, etc and look forward to ending my responsibility for them. In the meantime, Washingtongrad cannot possibly change the facts on the ground in said shitholes.

Posted by: Anti-socialist at May 08, 2015 06:58 AM (+kznc)

128 45 The move to federalize police, to make the federalized police force as powerful as the military is breathtaking in its transparency.



I don't know, it may not be bad thing taking the longer view. If the national socialist government takes over Bmore and the other tribal shitholes that pock mark the continent, that could be an important first step in the coming Great Separation--an idea whose time has come. I want nothing to do with Bmore, Detroit, etc and look forward to ending my responsibility for them. In the meantime, Washingtongrad cannot possibly change the facts on the ground in said shitholes.

Posted by: Anti-socialist at May 08, 2015 06:58 AM (+kznc)

129 I am NO FDR fan but he was stuck between a rock and hard place before Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:50 AM


And so was every other Western "leader." Even Chamberlain, who was essentially echoing the Brit public's understandable desire to avoid war. Both FDR and Nervous Neville faced a lot of political opposition from the isolationist crowd.

A lot of the blame for the disasters that befell us in the early days of WWII can be laid right on the military commanders. One of the worst offenders was MacArthur, who diddled and dabbled while the Japanese attacked. His apologists have painted a rosy picture of a man who, IMO, was way in over his head from the mid-1930s on.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 08, 2015 06:58 AM (P8YHq)

130 For those in or near DC today, they are having that WW2 era plane fly over

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:58 AM (rDqRv)

131 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:51 AM

Ha! I have to tell you funny though unrelated story...
When my oldest boy graduated from boot camp in San Diego, we spent an afternoon with him on the MCRD and the morning he graduated, we got there early to see them hoist the colors and to visit the museum. As group of families, we were standing there talking when a Drill Instructor walked by. I unconsciously came to attention and said good morning sir....35 years later.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:59 AM (60Vyp)

132 120


ICVDCIA (In case Vic didn't cover it already), Mitch McCocksile and
the GOP wing of the Progressive Party have now given the official green
light for Iran to nuke- and ICBM-up.



The only man with morals is Tom Cotton who cannot be saluted enough.



And Israel will now surely attack Iran.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 06:52 AM (St6BJ)

What I covered said they had passed a bill in the Senate that required any deal that Obama made with Iran come to the Senate for ratification. That doesn't sound like the same thing you are talking about. Unless somebody in the press is lying it sounds like the opposite.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 07:00 AM (wlDny)

133 @121 Well, MPPPP they are busy watching out for their own asses. Lovely to wake up to a no-nonsense notification post about the AF Academy basically closing it's gates to visitors because of a 'security' directive. Graduation is in a couple of weeks and people are told even DOD ID carrying guests can expect a TSA-type cavity search.

And next year, my kiddo and I will have to listen to his traitor in chief speak at his graduation.

Sigh.

Posted by: RedDish at May 08, 2015 07:00 AM (5eXg1)

134 When my oldest boy graduated from boot camp in San Diego, we spent an afternoon with him on the MCRD and the morning he graduated, we got there early to see them hoist the colors and to visit the museum. As group of families, we were standing there talking when a Drill Instructor walked by. I unconsciously came to attention and said good morning sir....35 years later.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:59 AM (60Vyp)


hey I understand. The DIs are really nice to us, but they intimidate me also. Usually have coffee with them really early in the AM at PI. They are all impressive and that is true of the Female DIs also. They always greet me with 'Morning Doc"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 07:02 AM (rDqRv)

135 MI voters give a resounding no to another tax hike. But look out they'll come back. They always do.


http://bit.ly/1P5tA3c
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:07 AM (wlDny)

**********************

That's gotta be a painful vote for government workers. They need to calculate if their increased income will be more than off set by the increased taxes. But since the government must always pay its employees more than it taxes them, it will always end up being a net drain on the rest of us. They do not produce anything of real value.

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at May 08, 2015 07:03 AM (3F6F8)

136 So the conservatives cleaned house in the UK.

What do they do differently, I wonder, from our resident conservative politicians?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 08, 2015 07:03 AM (fwARV)

137 did I stutter?

Posted by: Anti-socialist at May 08, 2015 07:04 AM (+kznc)

138 132 What I covered said they had passed a bill in the Senate that required any deal that Obama made with Iran come to the Senate for ratification. That doesn't sound like the same thing you are talking about. Unless somebody in the press is lying it sounds like the opposite.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 07:00 AM (wlDny)


Ace went batshit crazy a la Levin over this. The bill effectively guts the treaty provision of advise and consent. The senate didn't have to pass any law at all. It was Obama that needed 2/3 majority to ratify any deal. This bill acts as a passed treaty and now it is we who need a supermajority to override SCOAMF.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 07:04 AM (St6BJ)

139 Posted by: Anti-socialist at May 08, 2015 06:58 AM

I cannot imagine anything more detrimental to the democracy than a Federalized police force that supplants local and state police forces. It's bad enough that the IRS and a host of alphabet agencies have been weaponized, figuratively and literally.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 07:04 AM (60Vyp)

140 Via the Telegraph:

In his speech, Galloway ranted: "I don't begrudge the Labour members here their moment of celebration of course. But there will be others who are already celebrating: the venal, the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating. The hyena can bounce on the lion's grave but it can never be a lion and in any case, I'm not in my grave. As a matter of fact I'm going off now to plan the next campaign."

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:06 AM (7YlUk)

141 Re #28 and the NJ DCFS Nazi:

Marchese then asked the boy what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wanted to be a Marine scout sniper.

LOL

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:07 AM (zdw2Z)

142 70 According the the NYPost, the Pope is sending out flocks of priests to forgive abortion
Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 08, 2015 06:28 AM (HMnUY)
_________________________________

And will they be instructed to say "go, and sin no more," or will they instead say something like "You were just engaging in your constitutionally-protected right to choose [to kill your unborn baby]!"?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 08, 2015 07:07 AM (lmdHn)

143 @132 One ought never to underestimate the low-down slimy back-stabbing scoundrels in Congress.
They wanted Corker's bill so they didn't have to pass a treaty by the Constitutionally required 2/3 majority.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/kwuexnn

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 07:08 AM (lKD/i)

144 139 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 07:04 AM (60Vyp)


The more you centralize power and authority, the more you destroy liberty and freedom.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 07:08 AM (St6BJ)

145 138 Ace went batshit crazy a la Levin over this. The
bill effectively guts the treaty provision of advise and consent. The
senate didn't have to pass any law at all. It was Obama that needed 2/3
majority to ratify any deal. This bill acts as a passed treaty and now
it is we who need a supermajority to override SCOAMF.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 07:04 AM (St6BJ)


Reading that Fox article w/o seeing the actual bill it looks like a combination of good and bad with mostly good except for one thing. Any "treaty" made with Iran should get a 2/3 vote from the Senate and not a majority vote. But the bill REQUIRES Obama to send it to the Senate which he was not planning on doing at all. And since it was passed 98-1 it would override any veto.

Of course if he does like he normally does he can just ignore it since impeachment is "off the table".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 07:12 AM (wlDny)

146 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 07:08 AM

*sigh* Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 07:14 AM (60Vyp)

147 Just checked with in-house expert on Catholicism -- a woman who has an abortion has committed a mortal sin. But that sin can be absolved by confession to any Priest.

Haven't read yet what Pope is up to that is new. I try to ignore him.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 07:14 AM (xQX/f)

148 The move to federalize police, to make the federalized police force as powerful as the military is breathtaking in its transparency. As someone said last night, this is 'just chest bumping before the fight'. I am beginning to believe a fight is going to happen if this kind of shit continues.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 06:13 AM (60Vyp)

Since bammy's got all his minions following a script, the public is being played. They're continually poking us, waiting for the serfs to fight back so they can come down on the whole country and appear justified in doing so.

And while the idea of taking an undeserved beatdown from gubmint thugs holds zero appeal, it's the best answer. As someone else said, "Do you have any sympathy for the Baltimore 'protesters'?" It's all about optics.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:15 AM (zdw2Z)

149 Miliband has formally resigned.

Three party leaders resigned in the space of an hour.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:15 AM (7YlUk)

150 @143 PowerLine on Corker-Menendez from 2 days ago:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/kfjxqff

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 07:16 AM (lKD/i)

151 Interesting. Women will temporarily take over leadership of UKIP and Labour. Aside from Lib Dems (and who cares about them anymore), all the Great Britain parties will be lead by women save for the Conservatives.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:17 AM (7YlUk)

152 One wonders what's up with those so called government officials than? There must be some kind of new "deer" tax they are looking for.


A veiled warning to rednecks that when TSHTF that even local food sources will be scarce and that you better toe the gubmint line if you want food?

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:18 AM (zdw2Z)

153 Labour may have found it's own version of Barack Obama: Chuka Umunna

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:18 AM (7YlUk)

154 As maneuver, Corker-Menendez fails.
They vote the deal down, Obama vetoes.
They need 2/3 to over-ride.
They don't get 2/3, Obama and Iran win.

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 07:20 AM (lKD/i)

155 TPH yes Chuka seems to a chip off the Umna bloc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 07:22 AM (k+itx)

156 154
As maneuver, Corker-Menendez fails.

They vote the deal down, Obama vetoes.

They need 2/3 to over-ride.

They don't get 2/3, Obama and Iran win.

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 07:20 AM (lKD/i)


So Fox approves the "deal" and didn't mention that part. Normally a "treaty" requires 2/3 to pass. Now they want 2/3 to override Obama veto of their "disapproval". 2/3 is normal for overriding a veto but normally 2/3 to approve a treaty.

If they had one ball among all of them they would impeach that SOB in the oval office and dispatch a heard of "mad hall shitters" to defecate in his car as he is on the way out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 07:25 AM (wlDny)

157 I'm shocked to find out Time magazine is still around. They don't even rise to the level of mediocre entertainment/news. More like a Democrat sponsored infomercial.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at May 08, 2015 07:26 AM (1BQGO)

158 "The hyena can dance on the lion's grave, but it can never be a lion. In any case, I'm not in my grave. As a matter of fact, I'm going off now to plan my next campaign," he said.


Galloway sounds like a poorly-written comic book criminal mastermind. Did he chuckle maniacally and rub his hands together after that last sentence?

Mornin' 'rons!

Posted by: Citizen X at May 08, 2015 07:27 AM (7ObY1)

159 Well, Umunna is Igbo-Irish, and Obama is Luo-Irish.
The Igbo were not Muslim slave-traders like the Luo.
Fans of Jello Biafra will recall the Biafrans were breakaway Igbo people.

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 07:27 AM (lKD/i)

160 When it comes to what any Pope actually says some of the worlds worst translators work the Vatican 'beat'. I read one article once that said (a former) Pope endorsed the Big Bang Theory. Later, I read the official transcript of what he said. The words Big, Bang, and Theory were nowhere to be found. Instead an innocuous phrase like 'mystery of creation' was used.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 07:27 AM (xQX/f)

161 To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world."

Karl Barth-Theologian


Surely most of us have heard a sermon or two or attended a study on the importance of prayer. The above quote from Karl Barth shows us an angle of prayer that many of us don't necessarily consider all that often. Prayer is an act of rebellion against the chaos and disorder of this world. It is a time of centering the soul within oneself, in which priorities are realigned and the still small voice of God finds a path through the strident clamor of human life to meet the one who is crying out. In a sinfully disordered world, a healthy prayer life can often be the only accurate compass pointing us to God. And every time we kneel in humility and approach the living Lord, we are saying, "no more" to the chaos, "no more" to the worry, "no more" to the pain, and "no more" to the sin which separates person from God and person from person.

From C, a pastor in my state

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 08, 2015 07:27 AM (1sJza)

162 TPH yes Chuka seems to a chip off the Umna bloc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 07:22 AM (k+itx)


He's the bookmaker's current favorite to take control of Labour.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:28 AM (7YlUk)

163 Dirty dealings on Obamacare in the Senate, preserving the privilege of the Elites, and, at the center of it, Rand Paul:

http://tinyurl.com/lddtldw

(NatReview link)

This guy is not to be trusted.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 08, 2015 07:28 AM (oVJmc)

164 157 I'm shocked to find out Time magazine is still around. They don't even rise to the level of mediocre entertainment/news. More like a Democrat sponsored infomercial.

Read one in the dentist's waiting room just the other day. That's probably its principal readership these days. TIME is down to so few pages, you can flip through it in minutes. Nothing but Lib viewpoints in it. The MSDNC of magazines.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 08, 2015 07:29 AM (7ObY1)

165 A veiled warning to rednecks that when TSHTF that even local food sources will be scarce and that you better toe the gubmint line if you want food?



Dumbasses don't realize that rednecks already know how to prepare long pig and politician under glass.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 07:30 AM (EDmmF)

166 Late to the party
Because I slept late.
Now to catch up on the news.

Lately I'm hearty
and so I feel great.
Probably isn't the booze!

-

Okay, that was terrible. The coffee's still brewing. That's my excuse.

Morning, Glories.

Posted by: mindful webworker - better than never at May 08, 2015 07:31 AM (Aivl/)

167 One of the Death Wish sequels was on last night. The one where everybody in the neighborhood grabs firearms from the back of closets and bottom of drawers to help Bronson rid their neighborhood of the thugs (I do not denounce myself) who've been terrorizing them.

I particularly love the little old, yarmulke'd man who pulls out a little .22 and merrily plugs away.

Death Wish f'in ruled.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 08, 2015 07:31 AM (7ObY1)

168 @40

Did you have family in the 11th Armored?

Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 07:33 AM (EaEMG)

169 Thug is out? Then I'm going to start using the word "gangsta" to describe violent urban youths. It is 'hood-rapper approved so it should be OK, right?

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at May 08, 2015 07:34 AM (1BQGO)

170 And will they be instructed to say "go, and sin no more,"

Yeah, that's the part of the story proggs who think they found a "gotcha" in the Bible always leave out.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 08, 2015 07:36 AM (rHXGG)

171 Gotta run.
Have a great day, Morons!
Num 6,24-26

Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 07:37 AM (lKD/i)

172 Thug is out? Then I'm going to start using the word "gangsta" to describe violent urban youths.



The only reason thug would be out is because it is balls on accurate. And they hate it.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 07:37 AM (EDmmF)

173 I read somewhere that Marshall and Eisenhower had a residual dislike of the Marines left over from the First World War. MacArthur used up Marines in the Pacific like he had an endless supply of them. Kinda makes me wonder.

Posted by: Eromero at May 08, 2015 07:38 AM (go5uR)

174 @161 - That was beautiful, Fenelon, but I believe He's far too angry with us to grant any mercy, and we're headed for the proverbial "75 years of darkness" at the speed of light. I weep for my children.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:39 AM (zdw2Z)

175 Being a resident of Northern Michigan I must comment on the deer population news stories.

First :
Northern Michigan is a different environment for white tail deer than it is in the southern part of the state. In the south it is mostly farms and small woodlots and urban areas where the deer graze the soybean and corn fields like cattle. In some cases doing damage to a farm's profitability.

In the north it is nearly all forest; not an ideal environment for deer who are creatures of the 'edge' of the forest. Also in the north it is not uncommon for winter temperatures to drop below zero and remain there, night and day, for weeks if not months. In the south these extreme cold temperatures might last a few nights.

In the north we have wolf packs, and mountain lions, and coyotes. None of these predators are present in the south. In the northern peninsula snow cover ranges from one or two feet to three or four feet depending on the exact area. In the south the snow cover for many winters is zero to a few inches that melt away on a sunny afternoon.

When the 'experts' say the deer population of the north has been cut in half by winter, (and wolf packs) it is believable.

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 07:39 AM (Hgz78)

176 Posta be a big fly over of Dc by WWII aircraft today to celebrate VE Day.
Flyover the Potomic
Friday May 8, 2015; 50 WW II aircraft will fly over the nation's capitol to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day!

Posted by: Boomer at May 08, 2015 07:40 AM (0gjMe)

177 Next, increase domestic production of Palaquium gutta trees.
Posted by: Steve White, eater of the cheese popcorn (delicious with an IPA) at May 08, 2015 06:57 AM (lKD/i)


Because we're going to have an increased need for stitches?

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:43 AM (zdw2Z)

178 @40

Did you have family in the 11th Armored?
Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 07:33 AM (EaEMG)




I believe members of Sefton's family were liberated from the camps by the 11 th.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 08, 2015 07:45 AM (oBghv)

179 Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:39 AM (zdw2Z)

Yes, it can be quite distressing, dear sister (I assuming you're a "sister" since your handle has "babe" but correct me if I wrong) but that's why it's good to take long periods from being plugged if it you can for prayer and silence.

May you feel the Lord's love, strength and peace today.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 08, 2015 07:46 AM (1sJza)

180 >>130 For those in or near DC today, they are having that WW2 era plane fly over
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 06:58 AM (rDqRv)

I plan on being down on the mall. First planes over the Washington monument at 12:10.

Posted by: Aviator at May 08, 2015 07:46 AM (lQeho)

181 Damn, horde on point with the WWII flyover. Guess I got nothing.

Morning horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 07:48 AM (vyikU)

182 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 08, 2015 07:46 AM (1sJza)

Yep, a sister. And thanks, though "unplugging" these days is like speeding past a trainwreck.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:49 AM (zdw2Z)

183 Some serious butt-hurt at the Mirror over the Tories winning the elections yesterday. Whinging that NMS will be gutted, that top tax rates will be lowered, and that "neo-Thatcherites" are running the show.

Best thing that could have happened to those ungrateful socialists--saved from their own stupidity that has brought Britain to its knees.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 07:50 AM (b2cFu)

184 I may head over to DC and watch.

Posted by: no good deed at May 08, 2015 07:50 AM (GgxVX)

185 Heh. What's good for the goose...

http://bit.ly/1cuHTx7

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:51 AM (zdw2Z)

186 Was searching around the web for something else and came across this; a discussion of the Beatles album A Hard Day's Night. Go to the bottom and watch the little YouTube video of the opening of the film (set to I'll Cry Instead); it's nothing consequential, just two-and-a-half minutes of joy, which I think we all need:

http://goo.gl/6a6nsF

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2015 07:52 AM (zF6Iw)

187 Posted by: Eromero at May 08, 2015 07:38 AM

It is debatable whether or not Tarawa was strategically important. Not to mention the recon and the planning sucked. MacArthur was good strategist, but like all strategists, the end results are dependent on the tactical execution.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 07:53 AM (60Vyp)

188
737 coming out of the sky

Oh won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride



Little CCR to try and fix my mood. Wonder what dreaming that I can't yell F You loudly enough to everyone who passed my balcony means.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 07:54 AM (vyikU)

189 They say that cat Shaft is a bad mutha...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 07:54 AM (2Ojst)

190 Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 07:50 AM (b2cFu)

We always hear that European "right" and "left" and "conservative/liberal" mean the opposite of ours. Is that true in Merry Olde?

If Cameron was PM before, why didn't he implement more conservative policies? Or, was it that he didn't have enough elected conservative MPs to do it?

And why did UKIP fare so poorly? It looks like the Brits were waking up there for a while.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:54 AM (zdw2Z)

191 all the Great Britain parties will be lead by women save for the Conservatives.
Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:17 AM (7YlUk)
*********
Democratic Unionist Party is lead by men, though they only have 8 seats.

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at May 08, 2015 07:56 AM (XrHO0)

192
The hyena can dance on the lion's grave, but it can never be a lion.

Some say the hyena does the cha-cha, while others say it's the foxtrot. In any case, the lion is dead, so STFU.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 08, 2015 07:56 AM (VLTL9)

193 George Galloway has been sent to the cornfield, which makes this a great day no matter what.

The pollsters in the UK are going to have to take a serious look at their methodology. They really underestimated the support for the Tories.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 08, 2015 07:56 AM (PtTYB)

194 In case you haven't heard, SMOD is coming! SMOD is coming! On or around Sept. 23, which just so happens to be Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. How fitting.

http://bit.ly/1GSonSq

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:56 AM (zdw2Z)

195
189 They say that cat Shaft is a bad mutha...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 07:54 AM (2Ojst)

Shut yo mouth

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 07:57 AM (vyikU)

196 173 MacArthur used Army troops in his part of the Pacific campaign.The Marines were under Nimitz.

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2015 07:57 AM (mGBKM)

197 84 We're getting T-storms today, remnants of those terrible storms in OK.

We are getting them too, into tomorrow. Although our weather usually comes from Texas, not ok.

Posted by: Lea at May 08, 2015 07:59 AM (vmMMi)

198 170 And will they be instructed to say "go, and sin no more,"

Yeah, that's the part of the story proggs who think they found a "gotcha" in the Bible always leave out.
Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 08, 2015 07:36 AM (rHXGG)
_______________________

Yes, I have no problem with the pope forgiving women (or doctors, nurses, etc.) who have had (or given) abortions. After all, Jesus told us to forgive. But when Jesus forgave the prostitute for her sins, He also instructed her to "sin no more." Jesus didn't celebrate the prostitute's sins, or try to pretend that her actions were not really sins at all, but merely her rightful "choice."

So yes, by all means, let us follow Jesus' example and forgive people who have chosen to sin, especially when those people are genuinely repentant for their sins. But let us also not forget that we need to encourage people to stop choosing sin as they go on with their lives. If the pope doesn't do that, then his efforts here seem pretty senseless.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 08, 2015 07:59 AM (lmdHn)

199 Some serious butt-hurt at the Mirror over the Tories winning the elections yesterday. Whinging that NMS will be gutted, that top tax rates will be lowered, and that "neo-Thatcherites" are running the show.

Best thing that could have happened to those ungrateful socialists--saved from their own stupidity that has brought Britain to its knees.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 07:50 AM (b2cFu)


If only the British Leftists "worst nightmares" were to turn out true...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 07:59 AM (7YlUk)

200 And why did UKIP fare so poorly? It looks like the Brits were waking up there for a while.
Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:54 AM (zdw2Z)
*********
See zombie's comments on the ONT. Basically the problem is that inthe UK they don't do redistricting as we do. They got way more votes than SNP, which got 56 seats. So they lost by coming in second in many places.

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at May 08, 2015 08:00 AM (XrHO0)

201 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 08, 2015 08:00 AM (hSlC9)

202 'sup, AJ?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:01 AM (2Ojst)

203 If Cameron was PM before, why didn't he implement more conservative policies? Or, was it that he didn't have enough elected conservative MPs to do it?

And why did UKIP fare so poorly? It looks like the Brits were waking up there for a while.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 08, 2015 07:54 AM (zdw2Z)


Cameron only had a plurality before and had to form a coalition with the Lib Dems. Probably plenty of legislation didn't have a majority vote behind it due to that.

As for UKIP, with first-past-the-poll, they weren't going to get many seats. Heck, the Greens only got one seat as well... even the regional Plaid Cymru only got three.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 08, 2015 08:02 AM (7YlUk)

204
Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 07:39 AM (Hgz7

There are mountain lions in Northern Michigan? Michigan DNR says "not likely"

http://tinyurl.com/o9znplm

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 08, 2015 08:02 AM (VLTL9)

205 RushBabe--

I am not an expert on European or even English politics, but the left/right reversal thing is probably for the continent. In England, Tories = RINOs and Labour = Clinton/Obama hybrid. UKIP is roughly equivalent to Tea Party--began as single issue movement to decrease central authority (EU vs wasteful spending) and represents greater liberty to its followers, and a dangerous reactionary/racist movement to our media betters. Like the Tea Party movement here, they have 10-20% support there which is quite vocal but unfortunately also quite in the minority.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 08:03 AM (b2cFu)

206 There are mountain lions in Northern Michigan?

Yeah, I wondered about that too.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 08, 2015 08:04 AM (7ObY1)

207 It should not be hard for me to get corrected if this is wrong, but I was taught that MacArthur's command was SW Pacific, meaning the big islands north of Australia, and that the island-hopping business with Marines was all under Nimitz and Co.

The "defense" of the B-17 in opposition to the Lancaster usually is that it was not designed for the Freighter-with-an-Attitude role, but was meant as a long-distance naval patrol bomber. I accept this, which makes it hard to account for the presence of B-17's in Hawaii and the Philippines with...no naval patrols. And there was the estimable Catalina, which was not an attack plane until later, but had a hell of a range for the time and, most of them, operable radios. Makes you say arrgh.

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

208 Krebs, who are you going to believe. Your 'trusted news source' or mine?

http://tinyurl.com/pgzc6kd

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 08:05 AM (Hgz78)

209 and having read the intervening comments, I'm sure zombie did a much more sophisticated take on it than I have.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 08:05 AM (b2cFu)

210 I see where we must become stingy, and much less generous in our usage of the word "Thug" to describe those individuals who have chosen to act violently in a criminal manner.

One could almost say that we need to become niggardly in our usage of the term "thug".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 08:05 AM (VPLuQ)

211 There are mountain lions in Northern Michigan? Michigan DNR says "not likely"

Thats what they always say, they don't want the resource diversion necessary to manage them.

Posted by: Jean at May 08, 2015 08:06 AM (ztOda)

212 I thought once a cougar caught you, it turned into a mounting lion...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 08:07 AM (b2cFu)

213 @196 Sorry steevy, typing as you spoke. We seem to agree on this.

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

214 Ok, so, like we keep reading about that like we won something. Like in England or something. What did we win?

Posted by: Tori Spelling and Cameron Diaz at May 08, 2015 08:08 AM (3F6F8)

215 "...every damn submarine in the Pacific Fleet should have been stationed off
Hawaii and even after the attack should have been in prime position to
sink the Japs then and there."

not with the torpedoes they started the war with...

the willful incompetence of the BuOrd in that instance was borderline treasonous.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:09 AM (pZtrP)

216 Did anyone else get a "index.rdf" xml file push from pixy - or did I just get hacked?

Posted by: Jean at May 08, 2015 08:09 AM (ztOda)

217 I think all the upper Midwest deer all came to Ohio. We're overrun with the damn things, which ain't so bad. They're pretty tasty.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:09 AM (nqiq9)

218 I see where we must become stingy, and much less generous in our usage
of the word "Thug" to describe those individuals who have chosen to act
violently in a criminal manner.



One could almost say that we need to become niggardly in our usage of the term "thug".

ISWYDT...

personally, i plan on calling them "white trash" from now on... ;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:10 AM (pZtrP)

219 Four engine BNSF freight train derailment due to last night's heavy storms in N. Texas. Two engines ended up in Lake Ray Roberts.


http://cbsloc.al/1AKk21w

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:10 AM (EDmmF)

220 Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2015 07:57 AM

Mac had PacWest, Nimitz had PacEast. The Corps was active in both AOs.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 08:10 AM (60Vyp)

221 Re: thugs-

Merriam-Webster says it comes from an Urdu/Hindi word 'thag' meaning 'thief'.

M-W lists these synonyms:

bully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hooligan, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, hoodlum, tough, toughy, yob, yobbo


with nary a word about the race of the offender.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:11 AM (NeFrd)

222 Thug is just as bad aa the N word.


WTF is a nug?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (vyikU)

223 "personally, i plan on calling them "white trash" from now on... ;-)"

I like that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (VPLuQ)

224 with nary a word about the race of the offender.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:11 AM (NeFrd)

The ink in the dictionary was black, racist writing words in that color

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (/2E+M)

225 I thought once a cougar caught you, it turned into a mounting lion...



When a cougar catches you, it turns into a night to remember. IYKWIM.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (EDmmF)

226 168 @40

Did you have family in the 11th Armored?
Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 07:33 AM (EaEMG)


No. They liberated Mauthausen-Gusen where my mom and family were prisoners.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:14 AM (St6BJ)

227 223 "personally, i plan on calling them "white trash" from now on... ;-)"
I like that.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (VPLuQ)

I like the word "nug" mentioned before. Has an appropriately derogatory ring to it.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:14 AM (nqiq9)

228 222 WTF is a nug?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (vyikU)


A gun for dyslexics.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:15 AM (St6BJ)

229 I plan on being down on the mall. First planes over the Washington monument at 12:10.
Posted by: Aviator at May 08, 2015 07:46 AM (lQeho)

Dammit, I was going to try and make that. Might be able to get to the Iwo Mem.

Posted by: Jean at May 08, 2015 08:15 AM (ztOda)

230 is the Senate bill they just passed on Iran the one Ace was ranting about last week?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:15 AM (pZtrP)

231 WTF is a nug?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM

In my experience, it's short for 'nugget' or 'new guy'. Someone who is soft and malleable and whom your superiors charge you to shape and mold into a useful troop.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 08:16 AM (60Vyp)

232 228 222 WTF is a nug?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:12 AM (vyikU)


A gun for dyslexics.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:15 AM (St6BJ)

Then what's gnu?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:16 AM (/2E+M)

233 "Note also since this was passed 98-1"

The one being Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Milady told me.

I stand with Tom, in any case.

&&

Finally caught up to my own first comment at 166, wondering how many now lie beyond that. Well, back to devouring the fascinating and ejjimicational content of comment...

Always like it when the horde re-hashes things like WW2. Always learn something new.

Posted by: mindful webworker - better than never at May 08, 2015 08:16 AM (Aivl/)

234 "with nary a word about the race of the offender.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:11 AM (NeFrd) "

Everyone knows that Hooligan and Mobster have been terms associated with Urban Youths of Color ever since the great influx into New York and Chicago, leading to the advent of the Organized Crime era.

If Obama had a son, he would look like Al Capone.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 08:16 AM (VPLuQ)

235 I can haz majority:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/general-election-results

Ht to bruce j for the link.

Posted by: torycat at May 08, 2015 08:17 AM (cIoI4)

236 Then what's gnu?
Posted by: MikeH


Not much. What's gnu with you?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:17 AM (EDmmF)

237 Lucky they just mean mountain lions, and not the puma or the lynx. Somewhere recently was an expert opinion that a lone male of those species might roam 1700 miles from home. The Chicago police shot one in the Loop, which had to really hurt, but it proved they can hit something if they really try.

So, I'm teaching a hunter ed class one time, and a "state wildlife officer" comes to answer any questions, and he gets the one on every new 12-year-old hunter's mind: If I'm hunting and a bear attacks, is it OK if I shoot him? And instead of discussing What Slug For Bear, or where to aim, or whether to climb a tree, said officer flatly states "There are no bears in Ohio." Kid re-frames, same answer. No Bears. Don't Even Think About It.

One week later, a mid-sized black bear walked down the middle of a road in Fulton County.

So to say "No mountain lions in U.P." is a little forward, and perhaps trusts too much in the bridge-fare structure. Now, whether those roaming males ever meet Ms. Puma and found a Puma Community is one for the cat-sociologists, but I'd bet there are one, two, dozen, what have you, east of Iron Mountain.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:17 AM (xq1UY)

238 I just don't see how libs and sane people are going to coexist in this country (bumper stickers aside). Any theories are where the fault lines for the coming fracture are going to be?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:18 AM (nqiq9)

239 234>> Seriously?!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 08:18 AM (60Vyp)

240 Twitchy has a pic of Tina Fey waggeling her ass on Letterman, for all you cougar hunters...

:-P

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:18 AM (pZtrP)

241 Then what's gnu?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:16 AM (/2E+M)


A recursive acronym.

Posted by: The Recursive Hat at May 08, 2015 08:19 AM (7YlUk)

242 is the Senate bill they just passed on Iran the one Ace was ranting about last week?
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:15 AM (pZtrP)


Yes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 08:19 AM (rDqRv)

243 Morning all!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 08:20 AM (2TN4k)

244 Everyone knows that Hooligan and Mobster have been terms associated with Urban Youths of Color



I must be really old school. I've always associated hooligan with Irish and mobster with Italians.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:20 AM (EDmmF)

245 Then what's gnu?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 201

Are we speaking of the European Gnu, or the African Gnu?


Laden....or unladen?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 08:20 AM (VPLuQ)

246
Oh, FFS, whatever.

Back when wolves were re-introduced to the U.P. in the mid-70s, local radio news reports were rife with reports that "one was in my back yard just this morning" when the number of released animals was small and, more importantly, they had been released many miles away from were the reports occurred.

Any impact of cougars in Northern Michigan on reducing the number of deer in the wild likely ranks well below the severity of the winters, wolves, coyotes and motor vehicles.

As for the DNR, if cougars were present in a sustainable numbers and breeding, you can bet your bottom dollar that they'd be pressing for more funding to "manage then".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 08, 2015 08:20 AM (VLTL9)

247 And in entirely predictable news:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/gay-dads-baptism_n_7223744.html

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (2TN4k)

248 #242, so, nothing to be rejoicing about...

F'ed again, yet and still.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (pZtrP)

249 Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:17 AM (xq1UY)

When I lived in wilmington NC we were told there were no panthers. Until a woman in a house about three blocks away saw one looking through their sliding glass door at their toddler.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (KbNXw)

250 Then what's gnu?

***


Not much. What's gnu with you?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (NeFrd)

251 Hmm. You're right. Give me a noun to go with that adjective and you win a cookie.

Malevolent Meatheads. Malevolent Meatsacks.

Posted by: flounder at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (ecDRv)

252 241 Then what's gnu?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:16 AM (/2E+M)

A recursive acronym.
Posted by: The Recursive Hat at May 08, 2015 08:19 AM (7YlUk)

Then what's nug?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (/2E+M)

253 My Father served on General Holland "Howling Mad" Smith on Iwo Jima

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 08:22 AM (rDqRv)

254 Interesting. Women will temporarily take over leadership of UKIP and Labour. Aside from Lib Dems (and who cares about them anymore), all the Great Britain parties will be lead by women save for the Conservatives.

Don't you think they look tired?

Posted by: Harriet Jones - Backbencher at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (O7MnT)

255 A recursive acronym.
Posted by: The Recursive Hat at May 08, 2015 08:19 AM (7YlUk)
*********
Stallman is a disgusting slob who peels the skin off his feet and ate it during a hearing on GPL. Don't watch it after eating lunch.

Posted by: Linus Torvalds at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (XrHO0)

256 247 And in entirely predictable news:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/gay-dads-baptism_n_7223744.html
Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 08:21 AM (2TN4k)

I have no problem with a church declining to baptize the child of a couple in open, overt and defiant disobedience to the word of God.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (2Ojst)

257 Aw crap. Way slow on that hanging curveball.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (NeFrd)

258 Thunder rumbling.

10 day forecast shows rain or chance of thunderstorm every day.

Closing in on 19 inches of rain for the year so far.

It's really green here, she said, stating the obvious, obviously.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (0xTsz)

259 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 08:22 AM (rDqRv)

I hate that crazy man. Always havin to break him out of military pysch hospitals and shit...

I pity the foo'...

Posted by: Mr T at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (AkOaV)

260 Being of Irish descent, I've always claimed "hooligan" and damned proud of it. The urban terrorists of non-white descent get to be "thugs", the n-word, and now "nugs". But we micks are keeping "hooligan".

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:25 AM (nqiq9)

261 Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (2Ojst)

How strange. I had not heard of the children of homosexuals being ... punished ... by a church.

I mean, whatever, it's their church, their religion.

But as far as I know, there is no prohibition on Catholic churches (at least) from baptizing any child, no matter what kind of sin his/her parents may be guilty of.

Posted by: Mr T at May 08, 2015 08:25 AM (AkOaV)

262 >> Harriet Jones - Backbencher

Yes, we recognize your hash.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2015 08:25 AM (0xTsz)

263 Of the four outstanding UK seats, three were Tory, and one was Lib Dem. Expect Tories to get all four for a total of 330 (not including the Speaker or the N. Irish parties).

Posted by: I met a Hat going to St. Ives. at May 08, 2015 08:26 AM (7YlUk)

264 I have no problem with a church declining to baptize the child of a couple in open, overt and defiant disobedience to the word of God.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:23 AM (2Ojst)

I don't know, isn't baptism between the God and the child? Ya know, lead all souls to heaven...

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:26 AM (/2E+M)

265 Aw crap. Way slow on that hanging curve ball.


That's ok. You stole second.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:26 AM (EDmmF)

266 /sock

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (AkOaV)

267 Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:17 AM

I just did a quick check of Wisconsin, and there are numerous confirmed sightings of big cats all over that state. The environment in Wisconsin is slightly better for deer because the heavy forest has been cleared and farming is a major activity. Wisconsin does get very cold temperatures that last weeks in the worst winters, but usually get less snow.

If there are cougars in Wisconsin, it is highly likely there will be big cats in the upper peninsula.

The one sighting in Michigan isn't all that far from my residence. The exact location is kept vague so I'm not exactly sure where it is, and once you get off the highway, it turns to wilderness pretty quickly. Who the owner of that land is, is also difficult to discover. Even the state owned lands are surrounded by private land making access to the state forests awkward, probably by design.

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (Hgz78)

268 "Closing in on 19 inches of rain for the year so far."

i think we're at 1.9 inches here in #Failifornia...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (pZtrP)

269
So instead of "thug" how about "Verbrecher untermensch?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (St6BJ)

270 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (St6BJ)

I don't think the word "untermensch" is used in polite society anymore.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:28 AM (AkOaV)

271 268 "Closing in on 19 inches of rain for the year so far."

i think we're at 1.9 inches here in #Failifornia...
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (pZtrP)

Wow, we've had nothing in the Kingdom of the RHINO (NJ), send some of that rain our way...

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:29 AM (/2E+M)

272 253>> Nice!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 08, 2015 08:29 AM (60Vyp)

273 "Verbrecher untermensch?"

Sounds like the coffee went down the wrong pipe again?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:29 AM (nqiq9)

274 LGBT story on Weasel Zippers about traffic disruption.
4 women. Pics of the 4. Lower left one has a beard.

That's a man, baby!

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:29 AM (EDmmF)

275 But for Rich McCaffrey, a new father in central Florida, the ritual took on a hurtful note when he had to cancel his son's baptism -- because McCaffrey and his husband are gay.

I'll never, ever get used to the words 'his husband'.

I'm here,
You're queer
Get used to it

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 08:29 AM (xQX/f)

276 WTF is a nug?

Hoppy beer.

Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:30 AM (rHXGG)

277 lefties upset about "thug"?

fucking children

Posted by: Feh at May 08, 2015 08:30 AM (mbkzk)

278 J.J., how about "malevolent mountebanks"?

Posted by: Museisluse at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (hfaKT)

279 @226

My dad served in the 11th Armored, Austria 1945.

Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (EaEMG)

280 >>I have no problem with a church declining to baptize the child of a
couple in open, overt and defiant disobedience to the word of God.

Think it's because it appears to have been a stunt - doesn't appear that they're members of the church, they just scheduled the baptism and them later told the priest the kid had 2 fathers. I'm going to make an assumption that if they were already members of the church and acquainted w/the priest things would have gone differently.
Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but this looks to be outrage shopping.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (2TN4k)

281 I don't know, isn't baptism between the God and the child? Ya know, lead all souls to heaven...
Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:26 AM (/2E+M)

The act of baptism doesn't save anybody. Also, there are usually vows that the parents are required to take involving belief in Scripture, raising the child in Christianity, etc. If I as a cleric (I'm not, but you know what I mean) know the parents are going to falsely swear to these things, I'm not going to administer the sacrament.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (2Ojst)

282 I don't think the word "untermensch" is used in polite society anymore.


That's ok. I'm not all that polite.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (EDmmF)

283 I have no problem with a church declining to baptize the child of a
couple in open, overt and defiant disobedience to the word of God.


It does seem rather unfair to the baby, who hasn't done anything yet but be a commodity the couple purchased.

Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (rHXGG)

284 Wow. Drudge really has the parasitic class squirming in their panties. Keep your eyes on those bloodsuckers at the FCC.

Posted by: Fritz at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (UzPAd)

285 I have a stuffed 40-some-pound Ohio bobcat. It's not a mountain lion. Virtually indistinguishable from the biggest baddest and best-fed stray tom you ever saw. I would not want one sauntering in to my campsite, and it definitely could take a fawn, but, no monster. Unlike "Ohio Bobcats," they're often rather shy.

Ohio will have rifle season for deer this year. This is huge, as a lot of slug-barrel makers now have no next-generation market. I'm a little concerned (please note), as slug-gun hunters are used to 30 to 100 yard shots, and could count on the slug dropping within 200. A rifle carries much better, and there will be a lot of folks watching for what's in errant-rifle range. Could turn into a thing.

My part of Ohio hasn't been overrun with deer since they dug the ditches, but eastern and southwestern Ohio are "polluted with deer." If half of them died one winter, the corn farmers would have a convention. Unmolested, the herd grows by a third each year. Maybe a few hard winters would check the spread of CWD. That's the biggest threat to hunting, and healthy deer, in Michigan.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (xq1UY)

286 thug is short for "thugee". The thugees were a group of criminals in India who attacked travelers along the highways.


Hence in modern times criminals have earned the name of "thugs". And it doesn't matter what race they are or where they are located. IIANM the term originally came into use when they were talking about white urban crooks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (wlDny)

287 I don't know, isn't baptism between the God and the child? Ya know, lead all souls to heaven...
Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:26 AM (/2E+M)
*********
"Parents" like that are seekung after affirmation of their lifestyle. They don't really take the religion seriously or have the best interests of the child at heart. For an Anglican take, see:

http://standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/31832

Be sure to read the troll comment and response.

Posted by: Linus Torvalds at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (3F6F8)

288 Most of those synonyms (if racially associated at all) seem to have non-black associations in my mind. (gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, mobster, plug-ugly, roughneck). Mafioso, 'You Dirty Rat' (Cagney but not Lacey), the types of guys who were always threatening Mike Hammer or bothering the Three Stooges in other words. Wiseguys.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (NeFrd)

289
One wonders what's up with those so called
government officials than? There must be some kind of new "deer" tax
they are looking for.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)


They are the Kings deer.

And they have as much right to Habeus Corupus xx xxx xxxxxxx, and apparently more than you

Posted by: Kindltot at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (t//F+)

290 Drudge has a flashing beacon...unemployment to 5.4%.
I seriously doubt that. Particularly when they no longer count those who have fallen off the grid.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (eHdI1)

291
a "nug" is a word for a bud of marijuana. It is short for "nugget."

There, done.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (AkOaV)

292 i just looked at the weather map and they're showing winter storm warnings in the Sierra Nevadas AND in the mountains east of OC and Insane Diego...

it even rained enough to dampen everything here last night...

WTF is up with that shit?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:33 AM (pZtrP)

293 Posted by: Diogenes at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (eHdI1)

haven't seen the drudge siren too much lately. glad to see him bust it out.

This is a weird thing for him to pull it out for, but hey...

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:33 AM (AkOaV)

294 Still wondering which progressive-occupied American city will be the first to announce that police will be pulled from minority areas, to be replaced with "In-Community Policing" or whatever they choose to call letting the thugs take over.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 08:34 AM (O7MnT)

295 279 @226

My dad served in the 11th Armored, Austria 1945.
Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (EaEMG)



Well then you can personally thank him for me on behalf of my mom and some of her family members.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:34 AM (St6BJ)

296 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (wlDny)

...and if by Indians you mean Muslims from India, then yeah.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:35 AM (AkOaV)

297 The politicians can tout lower unemployment all they want.

When people are talking in the aisles of Walmart about getting jobs, and no-one in the group has a job, it becomes clear that someone is lying to someone.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 08:35 AM (VPLuQ)

298
There are mountain lions in Northern Michigan? Michigan DNR says "not likely"

Thats what they always say, they don't want the resource diversion necessary to manage them.


Mountain lions are making a comeback in the East, so I can't imagine that Michigan is devoid of them. One got killed here in CT and "they" claim that by DNA they know it's an Idaho lion that wandered and not part of an established population.

I have seen incontrovertible game cam images of a lion in PA. And I saw two with my own eyes in St. John's, Canada in 1971.

Also, good morning my droogs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 08, 2015 08:35 AM (JtwS4)

299 Drudge has a flashing beacon...unemployment to 5.4%.
I seriously doubt that. Particularly when they no longer count those who have fallen off the grid.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 08, 2015 08:32 AM (eHdI1)


A record number of people have dropped out and are not even looking for jobs anymore and all those new jobs are mostly low paying and semi-part time. The books are cooked. Anyone dealing with the public- like me- knows that it is still not so great out there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 08:35 AM (rDqRv)

300 Drudge has a flashing beacon...unemployment to 5.4%.

No one believes the unemployment figures any more. The Obama Regime is cooking the books so much they must have hired Gordon Ramsay as their chief accountant.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (O7MnT)

301 >>It does seem rather unfair to the baby, who hasn't done anything yet but be a commodity the couple purchased.

Agreed. Also rather unfair to use the baby to bully a religious institution.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (2TN4k)

302 Nug nbug, eee chop nug nug;
Ah toe meet toe peechee keene,
G'noop dock fling oh ah.

Yahwah, eee chop yahwah;
Ah toe meet toe peechee keene,
G'noop dock fling oh ah.

-----

The most mistranslated lyrics since Douche In The Night.

Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (fWAjv)

303 "Maybe a few hard winters would check the spread of CWD. That's the biggest threat to hunting, and healthy deer, in Michigan. "

Wasting Disease. I think Wisconsin has a problem with that too.

Uh.. that would be 'starvation' right?

I was surprised to learn that moose care a parasite that is fatal to deer. There are moose on Isle Royal, but I'm not sure about moose in the Upper Peninsula. I have a vague memory tickle, but not enough to track down.

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (Hgz78)

304 One got killed here in CT and "they" claim that by DNA they know it's an Idaho lion that wandered and not part of an established population.


That's a long f'n way to "wander".

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (EDmmF)

305 @ 211
Well that synonym "gorilla" is right out.







Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (tjj0w)

306 Kidding, it's actually a cardboard membership with a 'You're #1' sticker on it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (fWAjv)

307 CITIZENS! ALL HAIL THE GLORIOUS RECOVERY!!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (fLKzW)

308 302 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (fWAjv)


Is it the tune sung by Sy Snootles to Jabba?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (St6BJ)

309 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.


****


The Star Spangled Banner?

Posted by: Jamie Foxx at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (NeFrd)

310 Baby's two fathers will now scream to the DoJ and poof no more church.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (k+itx)

311 "A record number of people have dropped out and are not even looking for jobs anymore..."

why look for what isn't there?

and i'd have to learn spanish if i wanted to try and land a FF position. even then i doubt they'd hire a middle age gringo.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (pZtrP)

312 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 08, 2015 08:35 AM (JtwS4)

Didn't one get hit by a car on the merritt a few years back?

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (AkOaV)

313 Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:31 AM (xq1UY)

In north-central Ohio the deer are absolutely thick. Farm fields and wooded hill areas are primo breeding grounds for the damn things. I generally get a tree or two rubbed down every fall.

We get a lot of hunters coming out from the Columbus area and I just dread them roaming around out here with high-powered rifles.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (nqiq9)

314 310 Baby's two fathers will now scream to the DoJ and poof no more church.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (k+itx)


"Poof?" ISWYDT


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:38 AM (St6BJ)

315 @253 My Father served on General Holland "Howling Mad" Smith...

I can't believe I'm saying this. I denounce it. It's wrong.
But: Coffee, I presume?

For all the dethpicable interservice rivalry I've seen here, No One has ever used the greatest of the WWII Navy vs Marine epithet, "Sea-Going Bellhop."

I can only assume that this is because so many men want to live to see tomorrow.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)

316 U6 at 10.8 and I still think that is bullshit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:39 AM (fWAjv)

317 Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (EDmmF)

he got lost.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:39 AM (AkOaV)

318 Is it the tune sung by Sy Snootles to Jabba?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (St6BJ)

So so close.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (fWAjv)

319 223,000 jobs created last month and the UE rate down to 5.4% At this rate the UE rate will be under 5% by November 2016 and Hillary will romp to a win.

It must suck knowing the scandals have done her no damage and she beats every Republican.

LOSERS!

Posted by: Ready for Hillary at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (697r+)

320 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM


I'm guessing The Carpenters, On Top of the World. Obviously.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (h4vJk)

321 Caught up m/l on comments. I see there's no new post yet. (But this one just got expanded!)

Must be time to feed the pests.

Sure are a lot of tree branches all over the yard from the storms, and we didn't even get hit that bad. Pickin' up sticks for fun and mowing but mostly mowing.

Nature is just so danged untidy.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a living microaggression at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (Aivl/)

322 I can't believe I'm saying this. I denounce it. It's wrong.
But: Coffee, I presume?

For all the dethpicable interservice rivalry I've seen here, No One has ever used the greatest of the WWII Navy vs Marine epithet, "Sea-Going Bellhop."

I can only assume that this is because so many men want to live to see tomorrow.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)

???

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

323 J.J. - I would gladly do so if I could. He had me late in life and passed away when I was still pretty young... at least too young for some of the worse details of Mauthausen.

Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (EaEMG)

324 sock off

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (NeFrd)

325 Obama's unemployment numbers, like his golf game, are given a secret 10 point handicap coming out of the gate.

Posted by: Fritz at May 08, 2015 08:41 AM (UzPAd)

326 Is it the tune sung by Sy Snootles to Jabba?



Sung by Teletubbies to Barney.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:41 AM (EDmmF)

327 Still wondering which progressive-occupied American city will be the first to announce that police will be pulled from minority areas, to be replaced with "In-Community Policing" or whatever they choose to call letting the thugs take over.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 08:34 AM (O7MnT)


Sharia.

And....Dearborn.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 08, 2015 08:41 AM (K/Aax)

328 oops, meant 221.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 08, 2015 08:41 AM (tjj0w)

329 I can only assume that this is because so many men want to live to see tomorrow.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)

Are there many Sea Going Bellhops here? We had Sea Going Bellhops on the Carriers. We would laugh as they jogged around the flight deck grunting in all of their Sea Going Bellhoppyness.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (KbNXw)

330 Agreed. Also rather unfair to use the baby to bully a religious institution.

Also true. Nothing good here either way.

Just amazes me that no one ever takes five seconds to ask "What's the best thing for the kid?" before start shit up.

Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (rHXGG)

331 Instructions from Cult Leader Mohammed Leads to Deaths of Two Followers.

Posted by: AP at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (KUa85)

332 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (fWAjv)

"Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Man (composer B. Springstung)

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (/2E+M)

333 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM


As a serious guess, the song the Ewoks were singing at the end of Jedi?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (h4vJk)

334 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (fWAjv)

Doors. Roadhouse Blues.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (nqiq9)

335 We had a bunch of trees taken down and others seriously trimmed yesterday. Dude's name was Chip.

Posted by: Gingy at May 08, 2015 08:43 AM (WvS3w)

336 Ever notice how trolls can't explain, much less find, what the U6 rate is in any given month?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 08, 2015 08:43 AM (K/Aax)

337 Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 08, 2015 08:43 AM

Trolls gonna troll.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (h4vJk)

338
As a serious guess, the song the Ewoks were singing at the end of Jedi?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (h4vJk)

Winnah!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (fWAjv)

339 304 One got killed here in CT and "they" claim that by DNA they know it's an Idaho lion that wandered and not part of an established population.


That's a long f'n way to "wander".
Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 08, 2015 08:37 AM (EDmmF)

Oh, no! Poor Snagglepuss!

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (/2E+M)

340 The two men are not thinking about the baby's welfare. They just want to make a political point and p1ss in the cereal bowl of innocent people.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (k+itx)

341 I can only assume that this is because so many men want to live to see tomorrow.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)


My Father was attached to the 4th Marines and went in on the first wave with the recon Unit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (rDqRv)

342
Didn't one get hit by a car on the merritt a few years back?

Yes, that's the one they "know" is from Idaho. There've been lots of other sightings.

There's a site - ctmountainlion dot org - that keeps track of sightings and such.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (JtwS4)

343 Via Sky News:

Nicola Sturgeon just been asked if she was "Ed Miliband's assassin"? She didn't like the question...

http://snpy.tv/1Io4eYP

Posted by: The Assassin's Hat at May 08, 2015 08:45 AM (7YlUk)

344 Just amazes me that no one ever takes five seconds to ask "What's the best thing for the kid?" before start shit up.
Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (rHXGG)

1. The boy's an infant, and is not going to have any real understanding of that's going on.

2. The sacrament of baptism does not impart salvation.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:45 AM (2Ojst)

345 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (KbNXw)

I saw the Sea Going Bellhops open for The Nugs at Harbor Yard back in '84...

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:45 AM (AkOaV)

346 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (KbNXw)

We always tried to pick them as "victims" when we ran spill drills on the main deck. Successful a few times and the nuc ELT's had a ball with it.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 08:46 AM (nqiq9)

347 Winnah!!!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM


*puts on sunglasses*

My work here is done.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:46 AM (h4vJk)

348 >>Just amazes me that no one ever takes five seconds to ask "What's the best thing for the kid?" before start shit up.

Yep. First thing you do is ask: Which church is the best environment for my child? And then you choose one in which you feel welcomed. You don't go to the one w/conservative clergy whom you know do not accept your lifestyle. There are a lot of churches to choose from - why did they pick that one, one wonders...(Same as why do they choose an obviously Christian bakery for their wedding cake?)

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 08:46 AM (2TN4k)

349 Trolls gonna troll.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:44 AM (h4vJk)


Not so much the trolling that bugs me as it is the evidence that their traumatic brain injury is being left untreated.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 08, 2015 08:46 AM (K/Aax)

350 I saw the Sea Going Bellhops open for The Nugs at Harbor Yard back in '84...
Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:45 AM (AkOaV)

Would that be the "Hitchin a ride" tour?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:47 AM (KbNXw)

351 323 J.J. - I would gladly do so if I could. He had me late in life and passed away when I was still pretty young... at least too young for some of the worse details of Mauthausen.
Posted by: weew at May 08, 2015 08:40 AM (EaEMG)


My mom passed away in 2011. I have one aunt left who owes your dad and his comrades her life. G-d bless his memory.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 08, 2015 08:47 AM (St6BJ)

352 The two men are not thinking about the baby's welfare. They just want to make a political point and p1ss in the cereal bowl of innocent people.

To be fair, the newspapers and courts are filled with straight people who don't give a shit about the welfare of kids they've made together, they only care about themselves.


And people call me "selfish" because I never whelped any bastards. Huh.

Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:47 AM (rHXGG)

353 I'll take two lumps, aieeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: Pete Puma, stuck in CT at May 08, 2015 08:48 AM (PtTYB)

354 Morning all!

The first hospital bills are beginning to arrive. The seven day course of Cladribine alone cost 34,000 dollars.

And they say drugs are to expensive! Pshaw.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 08, 2015 08:48 AM (0IhFx)

355 Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:45 AM (2Ojst)

No, but in Catholicism at least it's the only way to get in to Gods church and go to heaven.

Also, your god parents take the oath for you that you then confirm at Confirmation when youre old enough to know what the words mean.

So... if the church believes that and refuses to baptize the kid, aren't they sentencing him to eternal damnation? (or at least limbo)

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:48 AM (AkOaV)

356 TFG has such pretty colors compared to Booooosh


http://tinyurl.com/yeg3hd6

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (fWAjv)

357 Jimmy @JimmyPrinceton
In Britain when you lose an election you resign from party leadership. In America you run again in four years and claim inevitability.

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (/2E+M)

358 Hah, Yooper family feeding moose at their deer camp, also not far from me. (Twenty miles or so.)

http://tinyurl.com/nwbbr5y

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (Hgz78)

359 Posted by: The Assassin's Hat at May 08, 2015 08:45 AM (7YlUk)


Is SNP pronounced "snoop"?


And if so, would that make Nicola Sturgeon-

Snoop Leader McDoggy Dog?


Posted by: naturalfake at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (KUa85)

360 i think we're at 1.9 inches here in #Failifornia...


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 08, 2015 08:27 AM (pZtrP)

But enough about the governor's penis...

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (Q819Q)

361 Not so much the trolling that bugs me as it is the evidence that their traumatic brain injury is being left untreated uninflicted.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 08, 2015 08:46 AM


FIFY

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (h4vJk)

362 That's a long f'n way to "wander".

Was watching some show on a fir trapper in Siberia who goes way out in the wilderness for months on end but always returns for new years eve.

So he climbs on his snowmobile in the morning and drives non-stop 150 kilometers. All day.

His dogs runs next to him the entire time. In about foot deep snow. Not behind, in the partially compacted snow. Next to him.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (xQX/f)

363 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:47 AM (KbNXw)

Oh yeah, i see you remember it!

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (AkOaV)

364 2. The sacrament of baptism does not impart salvation.

I get that you believe that, but there's a lot of theologians who say you are wrong.

What
does Baptism give or profit?
It works
forgiveness of sins, delivers from death and the devil, and
gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words
and promises of God declare.

Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (rHXGG)

365 Someone is building a mountain from a mole hill.

Baptism can occur at a later time. Just this church is going 'pass.' This does not preclude the child, perhaps as a young adult, from seeking such at a later time. Or if this child's caregivers really cared for the child, they would find a church more accepting of their live style.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:50 AM (k+itx)

366 So... if the church believes that and refuses to baptize the kid, aren't they sentencing him to eternal damnation? (or at least limbo)
Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:48 AM (AkOaV)

At that age a baby is flexible enough to slide under a limbo pole

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (/2E+M)

367 #322 Because you said "served on" instead of the familiar "served under" or "served with." Makes it sound like a waiter, which is the Navy epithet, see.
Marines served the Admiral's coffee, to hear a battleship sailor tell it.

My dad's outfit, 99th, liberated several "outcamps" and also a POW camp which held prisoners from their own division. They always claimed they were unique in that. Ike turned out to be prescient in having whole divisions march through some camps as witnesses; even with that, I met a tavern proprietor in Elsenborn who claimed that Malmedy was a faked set piece, not to mention yon Holocaust.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (xq1UY)

368 HR to see Barrel

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (k+itx)

369 Radieschen!

Posted by: The Barrel at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (JtwS4)

370 Some bold statements being made here.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (2Ojst)

371 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (fWAjv)


I dunno, it has a lyric you can really mumble along with.

Is it Tom Petty?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (t//F+)

372 Baptism by Barrel. Ugh.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (h4vJk)

373 I've learned to look at Christian denominations like a big bag of assorted jelly bellys. I have my favorite, some I like a lot, some I'll tolerate and others I'll leave in the bag for someone else. However, they are still jelly bellys so they can't be all bad.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (KbNXw)

374 Feeeeeeed meeeeeeee

Posted by: The Barrel at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (K/Aax)

375 And my Pittsburgh inlaws are in Merry Ole begining their Euro Vacation. Can't wait for the phonecall from The Yard about the bombastic Steeler's fan in custody... \yoy

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (zL/eJ)

376 *checks Webley*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:53 AM (k+itx)

377 Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:49 AM (rHXGG)

*tweet!*

Appeal to authority and appeal to popularity! Ten yards!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:54 AM (2Ojst)

378 Holy f'n shite are you people serious??? OMFG HIGH POWER RIFLES OMFG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIEEEEE!!!!


(Every modern rifle is "high powered" when compared to handguns of similar caliber. Even the lowly .22, the bullet travels farther and has more muzzle velocity even though the cartridge is the same. Unknot your panties and get over it.)


News flash. Every responsible hunter knows that they own every bullet that leaves the muzzle, and if you are hunting with a rifle you are either in a stand, aiming in a generally downward direction, or you are paying close attention to your backstop (rule number 4). There are a LOT of other states who allow those crazy hunters to search for the North American Hoofed Rat using "high powered"...and in some cases, scoped even (OH THE HORRORS!!!) rifles, and there is a significant deficit of OMFG BLOOD IN THE STREETS! In fact, my own state is one of them and we're at least as heavily populated as Ohio. Yep, there are knuckleheads out there, but that is true of everything. Try to ease up on the hysteria, OK?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 08, 2015 08:54 AM (/2KMt)

379 Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (/2E+M)

Fair enough, fair enough...

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:54 AM (AkOaV)

380
Ahh, your first time!



You'll notice I've laid out several mugs of nice foamy beer for you to quench your thirst while here....


.....well, that really not beer, but-

Prost!

Posted by: The Barrel at May 08, 2015 08:55 AM (KUa85)

381 I haven't always agreed with Zombie, but I always respect Zombie.

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2015 08:55 AM (xWW96)

382 375 And my Pittsburgh inlaws are in Merry Ole begining their Euro Vacation. Can't wait for the phonecall from The Yard about the bombastic Steeler's fan in custody... \yoy

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (zL/eJ)

Put Mean Joe Green on retainer and make sure his passport is up to date.

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 08:55 AM (/2E+M)

383 Generally, at baptism, responsible adults pledge to rear the child in accordance with their faith. That wasn't the case here.

Posted by: Jean at May 08, 2015 08:55 AM (ztOda)

384 383 Generally, at baptism, responsible adults pledge to rear the child in accordance with their faith. That wasn't the case here.
Posted by: Jean at May 08, 2015 08:55 AM (ztOda)

Ding ding! Hence my earlier comments about not administering the sacrament if I know the parents are going to take false vows.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 08, 2015 08:56 AM (2Ojst)

385 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 08, 2015 08:54 AM (/2KMt)

It's illegal to hunt game with .22LR (where I am at least, I imagine everywhere), but I hear its actually not a bad hunting round if you're a good shot.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:56 AM (AkOaV)

386 The stupid UK press has been lying about the polls for the past few weeks.

Doing the same shit pull here with voter suppression and turnout.

Assholes

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at May 08, 2015 08:57 AM (VNgld)

387 >>>Put Mean Joe Green on retainer and make sure his passport is up to date.

Thanks kid. *throws sweaty jersey*

Posted by: Mean Joe Green at May 08, 2015 08:57 AM (PtTYB)

388 A barrel cuddly for HR. To keep you warm.
http://goo.gl/FI6aFP

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

389 Labour and Lib Dems will be doing the Ride Sharing thing from now on. So small they have become.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 08:57 AM (k+itx)

390 Because you said "served on" instead of the familiar "served under" or "served with." Makes it sound like a waiter, which is the Navy epithet, see.
Marines served the Admiral's coffee, to hear a battleship sailor tell it.

My dad's outfit, 99th, liberated several "outcamps" and also a POW camp which held prisoners from their own division. They always claimed they were unique in that. Ike turned out to be prescient in having whole divisions march through some camps as witnesses; even with that, I met a tavern proprietor in Elsenborn who claimed that Malmedy was a faked set piece, not to mention yon Holocaust.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 08:51 AM (xq1UY)


I'm typing and posting between patients. And I type like shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (rDqRv)

391 Morning, horde. Yep, I think I'll stroll on down to see the flyover. Supposed to be something like 400 WW2 vets at the memorial as well.

Posted by: Mainah at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (659DL)

392 Posted by: Mean Joe Green at May 08, 2015 08:57 AM (PtTYB)

Wow! Thanks, Mean Joe!

Posted by: Kid at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (AkOaV)

393 Baptism by Barrel. Ugh.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (h4vJk)


At least that'd keep the Devil away... along with everyone else...

Posted by: The Hat not in teh Barrel at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (7YlUk)

394 Just amazes me that no one ever takes five seconds to ask "What's the best thing for the kid?" before start shit up.

Posted by: HR at May 08, 2015 08:42 AM (rHXGG)


When your child isn't a child, but the latest accessory for your oh-so-fabulous lifestyle, you'd hardly stop to ask a question like that, would you?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (zF6Iw)

395 It's illegal to hunt game with .22LR (where I am at
least, I imagine everywhere), but I hear its actually not a bad hunting
round if you're a good shot.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 08:56 AM (AkOaV)

IIRC in NC, we can't use .22 for big game. Squirrels, etc .22 is OK.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (fQAkR)

396 393 Baptism by Barrel. Ugh.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 08:52 AM (h4vJk)

At least that'd keep the Devil away... along with everyone else...
Posted by: The Hat not in teh Barrel at May 08, 2015 08:58 AM (7YlUk)

Even I have standards.

Posted by: Lucifer at May 08, 2015 08:59 AM (2Ojst)

397 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 08, 2015 08:54 AM (/2KMt)

Ya, ok dude. But those of us who live in the area avoid going out into the woods during firearms deer season except those who own property (deer camp), or know people who own property (deer camp) and have those tree stands where of you speak.

For the same reason the residents of popular tourist areas hate tourist season.

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 08:59 AM (Hgz78)

398 Platinum membership to whomever guesses the song.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 08, 2015 08:36 AM (fWAjv)



Looks like "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 08, 2015 08:59 AM (oBghv)

399 Even I have standards.
Posted by: Lucifer at May 08, 2015 08:59 AM (2Ojst)

Then why am I catching for you?

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (/2E+M)

400 My Anabaptist forefathers, who literally fled religious persecution to America in the late 1600s had strong feelings about infant Baptism.

Me......not so much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (VPLuQ)

401 Only one seat left uncalled for. It's St. Ives. Was held by Lib Dem, but doubt Tories won't pick it up.

Lib Dems lost five out of six of their seats.

Posted by: I met a man going to St. Ives, he had seven Hats... at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (7YlUk)

402
For the same reason the residents of popular tourist areas hate tourist season.

A favorite Cape Cod bumper sticker reads: "If it's tourist season how come we can't shoot them?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (JtwS4)

403 Well GGE as requested I see my concern is Duly Noted.
No shit, you call that hysteria?
Bless your heart, and thanks for the sermon.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (xq1UY)

404 Looks like "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard.
Posted by: DangerGirl at May 08, 2015 08:59 AM (oBghv)

Good Guess, I was thinking Mackys back in town by Bobby Darin.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 09:01 AM (KbNXw)

405 Every responsible hunter knows that they own every bullet that leaves the muzzle, and if you are hunting with a rifle you are either in a stand, aiming in a generally downward direction, or you are paying close attention to your backstop

Key word responsible. Some hunters set up in field next to me. Prolly 100 yards away. Canada Geese go by they shoot. Wife's car ended up with six little dents and a small crack in the windshield that kept getting bigger and bigger until it had to be replaced.

Cost? $300.00

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 08, 2015 09:01 AM (xQX/f)

406 Stupid to not allow hunting small game with a .22. It is highly accurate and effective on game up to jackrabbit size. And will do a fair job on people in a pinch. Also, the oldest mass produced metallic cartridge in the world. Invented by Smith and Wesson IIRC.

Posted by: maddogg at May 08, 2015 09:01 AM (xWW96)

407 Oh how they would cry though if the tourists stopped coming.

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2015 09:01 AM (mGBKM)

408 Oh, now it's totes better:

>>Geller says no regrets about Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire (clarifies earlier tweets)

Link to AP "clarification" at Twitchy in nic.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 08, 2015 09:01 AM (0xTsz)

409 US 33 in southern Ohio is rife with deer carcasses, I'd wager I've seen about 10 in the past week. Most are surprisingly intact for encounters that generally happen at 70+ MPH with over 3,000 pounds of moving plastic and metal.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 09:02 AM (b2cFu)

410 I'm kind of "meh" on the British elections. The so-called Conservatives in British politics would have to turn right and squint to see Olympia Snowe. They're further left than even the American Rockefeller Establishment Republicans.

Britain is lost.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 09:02 AM (O7MnT)

411 Ike turned out to be prescient in having whole divisions march through some camps as witnesses

--

Probably he had heard and believed the rumors?

Posted by: @votermom at May 08, 2015 09:02 AM (cbfNE)

412 Well if anyone wants to restore a Dauntless, a Corsair, an Avenger, or a Mitchell. Just have to travel to the Marshall Islands and swim to find them.

http://tinyurl.com/ml7jptj

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 09:02 AM (k+itx)

413 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (JtwS4)

Mine is "don't give me a ticket, I live here year 'round"

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 09:02 AM (AkOaV)

414 401 Only one seat left uncalled for. It's St. Ives. Was held by Lib Dem, but doubt Tories won't pick it up.

Lib Dems lost five out of six of their seats.
Posted by: I met a man going to St. Ives, he had seven Hats... at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (7YlUk)

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (/2E+M)

415 Gun shops and ranges in southwest Ohio --- recommendations? Thanks.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (O7MnT)

416 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 08, 2015 08:54 AM (/2KMt)

I didn't notice anyone being particularly "hysterical" about the hp rifles. "Responsible hunters" are rarely the problem. It's the newbie urbanite / suburbanite "hunters" that cause the issues. And I reckon the people who actually live in the area are the best judges of what actually happens there?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (nqiq9)

417
*Pours chopped up scotch bonnetpeppers into the Barrel*

Hopefully that helps with the worst of the Barrelling.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (k8xvx)

418 399 Even I have standards.
Posted by: Lucifer at May 08, 2015 08:59 AM (2Ojst)

Then why am I catching for you?
Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at May 08, 2015 09:00 AM (/2E+M)

Your suffering is my job, not my preference.

Posted by: Lucifer at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (2Ojst)

419
Dump up.

Probably safer to go there with all the mountain lions about.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 08, 2015 09:04 AM (JtwS4)

420 Ohio Gun Shop?


http://www.southernohiogun.com

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2015 09:04 AM (VPLuQ)

421
@406
I hope it's just banned for hunting big game. If it's banned for small game too, then you're down to the .410 and 12 and those make a ton of noise.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (k8xvx)

422 How many were there going to St. Ives?

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (/2E+M)


No one involved in ballot counting, it would seem...

Posted by: I met a man going to St. Ives, he had seven Hats... at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (7YlUk)

423 You'll notice I've laid out several mugs of nice foamy beer for you to quench your thirst while here....
.....well, that really not beer, but-
Prost!
Posted by: The Barrel at May 08, 2015 08:55 AM



Hey, Stifler Radish, how's the "Pale Ale"?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (h4vJk)

424 Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (nqiq9)


Yep, the suburban Chicago Cow Killers made their pilgrimage up to wisconsin every fall. It was a love hate relationship. Loved the money, hated the arrogant pricks.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (KbNXw)

425 420 Ohio Gun Shop?

Vances. Columbus area.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (nqiq9)

426 412 Well if anyone wants to restore a Dauntless, a Corsair, an Avenger, or a Mitchell. Just have to travel to the Marshall Islands and swim to find them.

http://tinyurl.com/ml7jptj
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 09:02 AM (k+itx)

The Corsair is definitely worth salvaging

Posted by: MikeH at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (/2E+M)

427 415 Gun shops and ranges in southwest Ohio --- recommendations? Thanks.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 09:03 AM (O7MnT)

Trendy little botique in Lebanon called 223 (or was it 556?) right by the Golden Lamb. Looks like it caters mostly to women who are doing the CCW thing, but I saw a couple EBRs in there when I went through in late 2013. I know there are a sh*t ton of ranges around Hamilton County, and there's a very gun-friendly place called "Kentucky" not far from there.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 09:06 AM (b2cFu)

428
@422
Speaking of Hatkin....does anyone remember the old Richard Scary books that had anthropomorphic animals running around in children's nursery stories and rhymes? I remember the "St. Ives" one being a tiger dressed up British style with seven female tigers and the concomitant number of cubs, etc.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at May 08, 2015 09:07 AM (k8xvx)

429 it's just that the left parties are so incompetent and have such terrible candidates that they couldn't get their act togethe

All that may be true, but the ultimate problem the Left faces is that it is a coalition of special interests - with (still) only a tiny core of true socialists/commies. Many of the other special interests are often comprised of basically conservative people who vote Left because their particular special interest has a stake in advancing through Big Government.

Here in the US, we're still in the stage of things where the special interests are willing to coalesce for "the common good". I think the UK may be going beyond that stage: realizing (finally) there just isn't enough to go around, and fearing that their own special cause is too far down the priority list.

Posted by: One-eyed Cat Peepin' in the Seafood Store at May 08, 2015 09:07 AM (aeVIR)

430 West Jefferson has a large gun shop as well, used to be called West Jefferson Outfitters, not sure what the name is now.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 08, 2015 09:07 AM (b2cFu)

431 And speaking of going hiking in the woods, the presence of wolf packs (rare), lions (very rare), bear (common), and coyote (very common), one would like to carry a sidearm, just in case.

Unfortunately, carrying a firearm in the woods violates game law as the Wildlife managers presume you are illegally hunting game animals out of season if you are carrying.

The real reason one needs to be packing are the occasional encounters with the illegal growers of marijuana, and, should you encounter law enforcement, they will assume that you are the illegal grower of marijuana because you are armed.

It'sa no win problem, complicated by land ownership and tresspass laws, so it's best to stick to designated public areas and avoid the deep woods.

Besides, the mosquitos and gnats and black flies are terrible up here in the summer.

Posted by: Landon Maedoc at May 08, 2015 09:09 AM (Hgz78)

432 Nood

Posted by: I met a man going to St. Ives, he had seven Hats... at May 08, 2015 09:10 AM (7YlUk)

433 Thanks, morons.

Southern Ohio Guns stocks the Arcus 98 --- I've been wanting to try that flavor.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 08, 2015 09:11 AM (O7MnT)

434 Glad I am not the only one to go 'those planes were dumped.' The Avenger with wings folded hints at it. But the two SBDs that are missing their outer wings really give it away. Those two were probably squadron spares stored in the hanger overhead and it was SOP to remove the wings of planes stored that way.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 08, 2015 09:11 AM (k+itx)

435 Posted by: lurkingestlurker at May 08, 2015 09:05 AM (k8xvx)

sorry yes, large game.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 08, 2015 09:12 AM (AkOaV)

436 From AOSHQ (not 100% sure it was actually Ace's rant -- may have been one of the COBs, but I can't remember) a few days ago, the problem is that Obama already has, from prior sanctions bills, the authority to do what he wants to do with Iran anyway. So the talk about the Iran agreement, if there is one, being a treaty subject to 2/3 approval is just nonsense (sorry, Levin).

The Corker-Menendez bill, in the end, gives Congress a way to register disapproval. It's merely symbolic if one assumes that the disapproval law will be vetoed and enough D's will hang with the SCOAMT to sustain against an override. But it at least would put some D's on record as being supporters of Iran when Iran tests the nuke. That's not much, but it's better than nothing, which as a practical matter is what we would have otherwise.

There's nothing to say that we can't reinstate sanctions when President Walker is in office n January 2017.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 08, 2015 09:13 AM (5f5bM)

437 >>.does anyone remember the old Richard Scary books


Yes!! Have the ones from my childhood as well as newer copies I read to my son. Have given them as presents to nieces, too.
Forgot St Ives, though...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2015 09:13 AM (2TN4k)

438 realizing (finally) there just isn't enough to go
around, and fearing that their own special cause is too far down the
priority list.


Posted by: One-eyed Cat Peepin' in the Seafood Store at May 08, 2015 09:07 AM (aeVIR)

***************************
I am still waiting for the ghey pride demonstration outside the mosque on Friday. You know, in support of the ghey Muslims.
If the revolution ever wins and the fellow traveleres start fighting each other, my money is on the suicide bombers.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 08, 2015 09:16 AM (5f5bM)

439 Lib Dems lost five out of six of their seats.

They kept the seat up in the Shetland/Orkneys area. More Viking than Scots.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 08, 2015 09:48 AM (brIR5)

440 The Lib Dems aren't 'ultra far left,' they're the more centrist leftists.

Posted by: tdpwells at May 08, 2015 09:59 AM (ogAMh)

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