Early Morning Thread 5/10/15 [krakatoa]

This open thread needs more beauty sleep.

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1 Happy Mothers Day!

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:02 AM (kejii)

2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, May 10, 2015, Mother's Day (Also Confederate Memorial Day in NC and SC). Instead of a "This day" thingy today lets look at Mother's day and how it got started.


The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna's mission was to honor her own mother by continuing work she started and to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world". Anna's mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.


Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state. Jarvis' push to create an official holiday was met with opposition by some. Sen. Henry Moore Teller described the notion of Mother's Day as "absolutely absurd," and "trifling." In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.


Although Jarvis was successful in founding Mother's Day she soon became resentful of the commercialization and was angry that companies would profit from the holiday. By the early 1920s, Hallmark and other companies started selling Mother's Day cards. Jarvis became so embittered by what she saw as misinterpretation and exploitation that she protested and even tried to rescind Mother's Day.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:09 AM (wlDny)

3 Mother, thank you. And to the rest of you; If you're Mom is still here, you had better go and give her a good squeeze.

Posted by: goon at May 10, 2015 06:09 AM (gy5kE)

4 RIP Joanne Carson at 83.

http://bit.ly/1F6ueXG



RIP Johnny Gimble, old time country fiddler, at 88.


http://bit.ly/1KwVGO8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:09 AM (wlDny)

5 Pooty Poot takes another shot at Obama warning against military buildups. I don't think he has anything to worry about. We knubs do, but not him.


http://fxn.ws/1bHjIu6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:10 AM (wlDny)

6 GOP contenders took time yesterday to talk tough on ISIS.


http://fxn.ws/1JzlVDl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:10 AM (wlDny)

7 Two cops in MS have been shot and killed "in the line of duty". Two perps have been identified but not caught. Little else in this article. I blame Obama and Holder and the other shit stirrers in the MFM and professional racist industry.


Update: One of the suspects has been caught and it was a traffic stop where the event occurred.


http://fxn.ws/1JXSNZG

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:10 AM (wlDny)

8 In another foreign policy win for Obama who was trying to initiate another surrender, the Norks fired a submarine launched ballistic missile and three anti ship missiles off the coast. Meanwhile their citizens continue a diet of tree bark and insects.


http://fxn.ws/1KwWvGK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:10 AM (wlDny)

9 Massive prison break in Iraq.


http://fxn.ws/1zPg0tQ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:10 AM (wlDny)

10 GOP announces new social media tech for 2016. Of course Fox had to put up a picture of RINO Jebbie the Hut.


http://fxn.ws/1GWFTFd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:11 AM (wlDny)

11 Obama and Lyingwatha are having a feud over his trade bill that the GOPe is rushing to give him.


http://fxn.ws/1JY5bsR

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:11 AM (wlDny)

12 Yet another reason to get rid of public employee unions. The Buffalo police union got a settlement for a criminal cop caught in a drug raid who was convicted and went to jail. The settlement was for nearly $200K in back pay in a time when cities are struggling financially due to golden parachute retirements from these same unions.


http://fxn.ws/1Esx84b

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:11 AM (wlDny)

13 Yet another excuse for malfeasance in the Choom administration. This one is so stupid it defies gravity and suggests that the official became a Venetian moon pilot and has failed to return.


http://fxn.ws/1PyBOvt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:11 AM (wlDny)

14 CO Hispanic restaurant owner holds white appreciation day; and the hue and cry from the real professional racists has already begun.


http://bit.ly/1Ronaux

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:12 AM (wlDny)

15 GOP contenders went to upstate SC yesterday and campaigned against Scankles as "old white and rich", among other things. And look at which paper is covering this. Too bad most Americans will not see it.


http://dailym.ai/1GWH2wx

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:12 AM (wlDny)

16 The Mooch went to a racially segregated college in AL to play the race card and stir the shit pot some more. Why isn't the DOJ "investigating" these "historically black" colleges that meet none of the civil rights unofficial (and illegal) quota rules?


http://washex.am/1Jzn7qn

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:12 AM (wlDny)

17 Moonbeam's water cut rules are like all socialist policies, stupid, not thought out, unfair, and above all, likely will not work.


http://bit.ly/1cl6OT2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:12 AM (wlDny)

18 Clooney jumps on the Scankles bus. Evidently doesn't give a flying crap about bribes, lies, and stupid.


http://fus.in/1J1mhVd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:12 AM (wlDny)

19 Brent Bozell unloads on the MFM while a leftist tries to defend on Cavuto. He was good throwing out plenty of red meat that only the blind and stupid will not realize is the smoking hot gospel truth.


http://bit.ly/1zPhPqs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:13 AM (wlDny)

20 Tropical Storm Ana has come aground in SC around 2 am. Looks like a big nothingburger other than rain. The highest wind speed I can find around the edges was 20 mph at 3:30 am. I haven't seen anything here.


http://1.usa.gov/1Iq6jVC

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:13 AM (wlDny)

21 The understatement of the day is from The Mustache in the SC meetup: Hillary should be disqualified from running for President. I say she and Bill should be in jail facing RICO charges for running a massive criminal enterprise.


http://bit.ly/1F69izQ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:13 AM (wlDny)

22 I think we are going to have to change Lady Boy Lindsay's rating from RINO to DIABLO. Making this statement is going to kill him SC if any of the papers cover it. And I checked, The State didn't cover it. They said he did not attend. That is more or less confirming my belief that he is there as a spoiler for conservatives. I did note that The State had several of their Daily Haley attacks on there.


http://bit.ly/1F6HKdQ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)

23 My House Rep panders to Hispanics at the same time he says GOP should pander but if they don't they'll lose the general election. I am rapidly losing any reason to vote in 2016.


http://washex.am/1J1oP5P

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)

24 T-Bonepickings goes all out for Jebbie the Hut. I guess Jebbie has promised him a new deal for a massive land grab if he is elected.


http://washex.am/1PabQ6K

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)

25 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1F6IJe1


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:14 AM (wlDny)

26
Vic, according to the Hattiesburg newspaper, three persons have been picked up for the two murders. From one of them in response to a reporter's question, it appears they are related to Dindu Nuffin and I. Dunno.

One officer had been in the department for less than one year; the other was a K-9 officer.

A terrible tragedy.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at May 10, 2015 06:22 AM (95CzI)

27
Link

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2015/05/09/two-hattiesburg-police-officers-killed/27072893/

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at May 10, 2015 06:23 AM (95CzI)

28 As the only Moron awake at this hour, Thanks, Vic !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 10, 2015 06:23 AM (OCcU9)

29 26


Vic, according to the Hattiesburg newspaper, three persons have been
picked up for the two murders. From one of them in response to a
reporter's question, it appears they are related to Dindu Nuffin and I.
Dunno.



One officer had been in the department for less than one year; the other was a K-9 officer.



A terrible tragedy.



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at May 10, 2015 06:22 AM (95CzI)

The last update I saw had one picked up. I suspect that when it all comes out in the wash we will find that these perps had rap sheets longer than my johnson.


And I still blame Obama, Holder, and all the rest of the lying shit stirrers including the MFM.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:25 AM (wlDny)

30 Oh, one other thing, you think the new Lynchmob AG will send some investigators to see if those officers had their civil rights violated?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:26 AM (wlDny)

31 Vic thanks for the news

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:28 AM (kejii)

32 Y'all are all welcome.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:34 AM (wlDny)

33 Everybody is either still sleeping or getting ready to take mom out to church and Sunday brunch.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:36 AM (wlDny)

34 The Bozell article was interesting, nothing we didn't know but to see it called out for once was nice.

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:37 AM (kejii)

35 34
The Bozell article was interesting, nothing we didn't know but to see it called out for once was nice.

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:37 AM (kejii)

I would have liked to have seen that Cavuto. But not enough to go back to $85/month for satellite.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

36 I am stuck with it for the time being, but soon soon... (rubs hands gleefully)

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:42 AM (kejii)

37

DAY 915

548 to go (621 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 10, 2015 06:42 AM (St6BJ)

38 My cats were ripping and tearing this morning again. So I got a couple of their fur kitty toys and put them in a jar filled with cat nip, shook it up and threw them out there for them.


They are now rolling around in the floor licking and biting and getting high.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

39 Some African Metal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipmsxTajN9o

Posted by: The Metal Hat \m/ at May 10, 2015 06:48 AM (7YlUk)

40 Morning?

'Tis still night here...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 06:49 AM (7YlUk)

41 A twitter account @hoaxeye blabbers about an old image macro I used to describe the current London whine-fest isn't... *drum*roll*please* ISN'T the current Londeon whine fest.

I cell them out on this and all they can say is that that the photo isn't of the current protests even though I never claimed they were.

F**kers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 06:49 AM (7YlUk)

42 I haven't seen much about London except the police lines. What did they damage?

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:51 AM (kejii)

43 Happy Mother's Day, you wonderful women here!!

Speaking of wonderful women....check out the girl on The Weather Channel now. I promise, you will thank me

Posted by: Albie Damned at May 10, 2015 06:52 AM (nGaMY)

44 I haven't seen much about London except the police lines. What did they damage?

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:51 AM (kejii)


A WWII monument to women who contributed to defeating the NAZIs

http://bit.ly/1dVb90q

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 06:53 AM (7YlUk)

45 Marla Malina?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:53 AM (wlDny)

46 44 A WWII monument to women who contributed to defeating the NAZIs



http://bit.ly/1dVb90q

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 06:53 AM (7YlUk)

People that do shit like that should be tied to a post in the public square and horsewhipped.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 06:57 AM (wlDny)

47 Sigh, humanity in general stinks. I think I need a day off today, hubby grilling ribeyes for me for Mother's Day! Yay!

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:59 AM (kejii)

48 Sigh, humanity in general stinks. I think I need a day off today, hubby grilling ribeyes for me for Mother's Day! Yay!

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:59 AM (kejii)


Of all the days in the year... sit back and enjoy!

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 07:03 AM (7YlUk)

49 Meanwhile their citizens continue a diet of tree bark and insects.

Hmm. Go on...

Posted by: Michelle O at May 10, 2015 07:04 AM (c+gwp)

50 47
Sigh, humanity in general stinks. I think I need a day off today, hubby grilling ribeyes for me for Mother's Day! Yay!

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 06:59 AM (kejii)


My grill finally rusted out and gave up the ghost. I can't justify buying another one just to grill for me. Wifey can no longer swallow so she could not eat anything I grilled.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:05 AM (wlDny)

51 Thanks for the VicLinks - beats trying to keep up w/the various idio.. er, "news" sources while packing up...

It's amazing how much stuff (or as the missus calls it - "your crap") one can have squirrelled away over the decades. Of course the movers would actually pack and ship everything, but if whatever it is has been sitting untouched for a decade or so, well, it's time to go.

On the other hand, it was kinda neat finding an o-ring and a couple of gaskets for a Weber carb rebuild... but I sold the car in '98.

*sigh*

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:05 AM (KnbYp)

52 People that do shit like that should be tied to a post in the public square and horsewhipped.

I'm uncomfortable with giving a government that authority; however, it should be a valid defense for simple assault. Along with flag burning and stolen valor.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2015 07:07 AM (ztOda)

53 Vic, I have a little ten dollar one from the dollar store that I use for grandkids lunch and stuff during the summer, that might work better for just you, besides you get fire along with the food lol

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 07:08 AM (kejii)

54 51 Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:05 AM (KnbYp)


After I got out of the Navy I moved 6 times finally winding up where I am now. In the first move I did it all in a car. By the time I made my last move to here it took several days worth of move in a truck and a car. I am scared to think what it would take now after living here for over 30 years.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:09 AM (wlDny)

55 If we apply the logic of Pamela Geller's critics and the logic of Baltimore protesters to the shootings in Mississippi. . .

Well, we need Obama's impartial and professional FBI to investigate the circumstances in Mississippi that provoked this. It's the only way we can be sure.

/aaakkk, I'm making myself sick just thinking the words knowing there are some sick revolutionaries who think that way.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:11 AM (ZVynT)

56 53
Vic, I have a little ten dollar one from the dollar store that I use for
grandkids lunch and stuff during the summer, that might work better for
just you, besides you get fire along with the food lol

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 07:08 AM (kejii)

Was it a little small one that used charcoal?


My MIL has one like that and I thought that would be ideal for me. Haven't been able to find one like that but didn't know dollar store sold grills. Will have to check.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:11 AM (wlDny)

57 "In the first move I did it all in a car"

Ok, now I'm laughing. First move to the area (Arlington) I fit everything (and I mean ev-er-e-thing) I owned in an early 70s Dodge pickup with room left over. Today I couldn't fit the contents of pretty much any single room in the same space.

Amazing, no?

Funny thing tho - we've made a concerted effort to give stuff away rather than tossing/selling off, and frankly I've been surprised at how much stuff other folks are not just willing, but eager to take. It's not like we live in an economically depressed area - it's central Fairfax County VA for goodness' sake - but people are watching out for deals/bargains/whatever they think they might need.
Sign o' the times, I guess. But hey, everything's coming up roses (officially speaking), amirite?

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:19 AM (KnbYp)

58 Nine Georgia deputies have been fired following the death of a 22-year-old in an isolation cell in January. Mathew Ajibade was handcuffed to a restraint chair on New Year's Day

It's an NBC story and you have to turn on scripts to read it, but then it's an NBC story so why would I want to read it.

How FDR created the surveillance state is a Daily Beast story and I don't go there either.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:21 AM (ZVynT)

59 57 Sign o' the times, I guess. But hey, everything's coming up roses (officially speaking), amirite?

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:19 AM (KnbYp)

If the U6 was 1% and the President was Bush the MFM would be "but its all low income service jobs".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:22 AM (wlDny)

60 Commercialization of Mother's Day?

I feel the same way.

Posted by: Cinco de Mayo at May 10, 2015 07:29 AM (V70Uh)

61 "If the U6 was 1% and the President was Bush the MFM would be "but its all low income service jobs".

Amen.

The situation is become more dire, not less, as areas once considered somewhat immune to such economic pressures begin to feel the pinch.
Small business here are closing down, others are moving out, while all the while the Mandarins continue to mutter "la la la"
Gerry Congresscritter launched his "Thank a Fed" program, while one of our county officials (Garza) had a public rantfest over how we should "all be grateful" and pay more taxes for local government...

I too lived thru the 70s, and frankly this seems worse. Glad to be moving to Texas.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:29 AM (KnbYp)

62 NASA continues a weak, insipid effort to drum up support for a Mission to Mars to arrive in 2039.

Obama isn't interested because his peeps don't score any loot from the military/industrial/aerospace complex and it's time for those rich white guys to find out what it's like to be unemployed.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:32 AM (ZVynT)

63 "but its all low income service jobs"
And "some economists think recession may be looming".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 10, 2015 07:32 AM (OCcU9)

64 I also lived through the 70's and this is most definitely worse.

As evidenced by 99+% of democrats and well over half of republicans being hard statist socialists or worse.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at May 10, 2015 07:33 AM (sJuKe)

65 61 I too lived thru the 70s, and frankly this seems worse. Glad to be moving to Texas.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:29 AM (KnbYp)

Most of the 70s I was out of the country in the Navy so I missed it. But I was back here for the Carter years and those were miserable.

As for now, I think we are in the same state we were in the Great Depression but it doesn't have the soup lines because of unemployment and welfare.

And there is a reason we are in Great Depression II. Obama is doing the dame strategy as FDR except that he is simply printing money to pay for it. And he is hiding the resultant inflation by even more lies.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:35 AM (wlDny)

66 Rumor has it that 57 Baltimore City Police Officers have turned in their badges so far.

They had enough





And Happy Mothers day to all the "Ettes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 07:35 AM (VPLuQ)

67 66
Rumor has it that 57 Baltimore City Police Officers have turned in their badges so far.



They had enough










And Happy Mothers day to all the "Ettes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 07:35 AM (VPLuQ)


I didn't see anything on that, but then again the MFM may be hiding it to cover for the idiots running the town and State. If I was one of those officers I would be looking for a job in the small town south. Initial salary will be low, the wages after 6 months will go up but not like a big city. But your life expectancy would be much greater and you would be much much happier.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:39 AM (wlDny)

68 That #2 is an interesting story about Mother's day. Another case of being careful what you wish for, you might get it, and find out it wasn't what you thought it would be. Same is true for Christmas.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:39 AM (ZVynT)

69 "I didn't see anything on that, but then again the MFM may be hiding it to cover for the idiots running the town and State."


Friends who know Baltimore Officers personally, and heard that from them directly.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 07:42 AM (VPLuQ)

70 68
That #2 is an interesting story about Mother's day. Another case of
being careful what you wish for, you might get it, and find out it
wasn't what you thought it would be. Same is true for Christmas.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:39 AM (ZVynT)

Every holiday day has been commercialized. Memorial day is up next. You will see few flags flying and a lot of memorial day ads and sales.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:42 AM (wlDny)

71 I had hoped that this Spring that we might see some kind of economic comeback just from the sheer force of the potential US economy and in spite of the current administration. I see now though that's not happening. It's not getting better in any way.

Posted by: freaked at May 10, 2015 07:43 AM (JdEZJ)

72
In science fiction movie news:

Natalie Portman to play Justice Ginsburg

The biopic will begin production at the end of 2015.

[pic] http://tinyurl.com/ktfcyxy

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2015 07:43 AM (kdS6q)

73 69 Friends who know Baltimore Officers personally, and heard that from them directly.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 07:42 AM (VPLuQ)


Inside scoop. Better than MFM.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:43 AM (wlDny)

74 I went to college in Hattiesburg. Fuckity. RIP, officers.

The two thugs are age 26 and 29 and were driving a 2000 gold Escalade at the time of the shooting. Both have extensive rap sheets.

One thing of curiosity is that one of the brothers was picked up at a hotel; he arrived there in a Hyundai with retired Army plates. I wonder who he 'borrowed' that car from?

One thing you can say about today's US; when a manhunt is on, it's rare for the perps to remain free for long. Those that do manage it usually have some skills in survival training.

Maybe TFG can muster up a minor underling to attend their funerals this time; one of the officers was black.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2015 07:44 AM (DtUmv)

75 And....stories from friends that the big box sporting goods store closest to Northern Baltimore had a week long run on home defense shotguns.

Totally wiped of anything that would fire a shotgun shell.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 07:44 AM (VPLuQ)

76 71
I had hoped that this Spring that we might see some kind of economic
comeback just from the sheer force of the potential US economy and in
spite of the current administration. I see now though that's not
happening. It's not getting better in any way.





Posted by: freaked at May 10, 2015 07:43 AM (JdEZJ)

I said several years ago that we would not start having any recovery until Obama was out of office, and then only if a Republican would roll back every regulation and law that he pushed or his admin did via regulatory action or EO.
There is low chance of that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:45 AM (wlDny)

77
Natalie Portman to play Justice Ginsburg


Casting larf.

Then again, Portman's as ugly inside as Ginsburg is outside.

Posted by: Barry The DogEater at May 10, 2015 07:45 AM (oVJmc)

78 72

In science fiction movie news:

Natalie Portman to play Justice Ginsburg

The biopic will begin production at the end of 2015.

[pic] http://tinyurl.com/ktfcyxy


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2015 07:43 AM (kdS6q)

My comment on that yesterday was that was the worse case of casting in history.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:46 AM (wlDny)

79 but it doesn't have the soup lines"

IMO there are modern day "soup lines" - but they're not reported on.

Here in the (supposed) center of one of the wealthiest areas in the nation, support groups are maxed out, and other service organizations are struggling to keep up with demand.
I've also noted that "resale" (we used to call "junk" stores) like Habitat are booming - and not with the hipster crowd of the mid aughts, but with families. Several auto dealers who I've worked with over the years tell me that the fleet age is maxed out - wholesalers won't look at trade ins over 5/6 years old, yet the average age of cars on the road are well past that...
Add the recent rise in interest rates, and existing house sales here have now flatlined.

The signs are there for those willing and able to see.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:48 AM (KnbYp)

80 What a morning here in Denver. It's like nature is screaming obscenities and the only reply is birdsong.

Posted by: model_1066 at May 10, 2015 07:49 AM (WEvvb)

81 There is low chance of that.


Yep. A year ago I might have believed there was a chance of a Republican comeback. They have demonstrated that's not gonna happen either. It's going to take something drastic to save this country. Not just a third party either.

Posted by: freaked at May 10, 2015 07:49 AM (JdEZJ)

82 Seems to me that Justice Ginsburg is an odd subject for a Hollywood biopic. That she is, speaks volumes, as they say. Doesn't seem like a story that would appeal to the mass market. How are you going to work a car chase and exploding cars into that?

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:50 AM (ZVynT)

83 "then only if a Republican would roll back every regulation and law that he pushed or his admin did via regulatory action or EO.
There is low chance of that."

In the local news, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) has, or will be signing Bills to roll back the Maryland rain tax, reduce bridge and highway tolls, eliminate the monthly EZPass fee, and eliminate the requirement to submit a fired shell casing to the State Police when purchasing a new regulated firearm.

And by all accounts, the new semi-annual Maryland National Guard Urban Unrest Response Drill, Exercise Feral Yoot, was a success.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 07:51 AM (VPLuQ)

84 82
Seems to me that Justice Ginsburg is an odd subject for a Hollywood
biopic. That she is, speaks volumes, as they say. Doesn't seem like a
story that would appeal to the mass market. How are you going to work a
car chase and exploding cars into that?

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 07:50 AM (ZVynT)


Some billionaire is financing it and it will be released about 2 months before the 2016 election. It is not intended to make money, even with whoreywood accounting rules.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

85 "How are you going to work a car chase and exploding cars into that?"

Hire Michael Bay to direct.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:52 AM (KnbYp)

86 I once saw Johnny Gimble do a llllloooonggg set of original Western Swing tunes that didn't even nod toward Bob Wills until the encore. With acts like Asleep at the Wheel become (essentially) Bob Wills cover bands, Gimble was the living master.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2015 07:53 AM (iKhVZ)

87 It's a Holiday of Savings!

Posted by: Memorial Day at May 10, 2015 07:54 AM (V70Uh)

88 Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) has, or will be signing Bills"

Saw that on the news and nearly fell out of my VicApproved rocking chair.
I give Hogan another three months before the first "OMGSCANDAL" hits CNN/PMSNBC

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:54 AM (KnbYp)

89 Natalie Portman re-enacting RBG's glory days as a fan dancer may goose the box office just a little. Just hoping.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2015 07:56 AM (iKhVZ)

90 @ 68: "That #2 is an interesting story about Mother's day. Another case of being careful what you wish for, you might get it, and find out it wasn't what you thought it would be. Same is true for Christmas."

Then there's Valentine's Day. Valentine was martyred for his faith on the 14th of February around 270 AD; was subsequently canonized. The Church included a feast day in its calendar.

So a guy gets beheaded and now we're told we should buy sex toys and gigantic plush bears.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 10, 2015 07:58 AM (8cWgt)

91 RBG's glory days as a fan dancer"

Er, NO!

*stumbles away for moar coffee*

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:58 AM (KnbYp)

92 NSFW: Reverse Rape: The Game

http://bit.ly/1Epc3sq

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 07:58 AM (7YlUk)

93 Since Vic We Have No Party brought it up, Happy Confederate Memorial Day to everyone in the Carolinas.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 10, 2015 07:59 AM (8cWgt)

94 "n science fiction movie news:

Natalie Portman to play Justice Ginsburg"

Really, that who comes to mind first?

Posted by: Zombie Ruth Buzzi at May 10, 2015 08:00 AM (VPLuQ)

95 FNC talking about cops killed in Mississippi now.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at May 10, 2015 08:02 AM (qkkxh)

96 86
I once saw Johnny Gimble do a llllloooonggg set of original Western
Swing tunes that didn't even nod toward Bob Wills until the encore. With
acts like Asleep at the Wheel become (essentially) Bob Wills cover
bands, Gimble was the living master.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2015 07:53 AM (iKhVZ)

I have some of Bob Wills stuff and several of AAW albums. I love that stuff. Some friends of mine used to have a bar/restaurant down at Myrtle Beach. Me and wifey would go down there periodically. They used to have a Texas Swing band that would come in there and play.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:02 AM (wlDny)

97 Anybody else read the National Review article in the sidebar ?

Pretty good ... worth your time.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2015 08:03 AM (FAbks)

98 *mumbling* Mrning, Glrys. *chugs coffee*

Milady and I stayed up late watching Blues Brothers extended edition. Hadn't intended to watch the whole thing, but there just really isn't a place to stop. What an incomparable and inimitable accomplishment that film was!

For Mother's Day, I'm replacing her digital photo frame which failed. Alas, I couldn't find one on short notice that was as nice as the one she had, so I had to convert all the pictures for different resolution. Did NOT get the kind that plays video and audio files!


I'm glad she is my mother.
I'm glad she's still alive.
Still has her wits and gets around.
Next month she's ninety-five!


Now to go read what ya'll are saying...

Morning, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - with sleep crud in eyes at May 10, 2015 08:03 AM (VQjKe)

99 Rumor had it that Dave had a post yesterday, concerning Baltimore, but I can't find it.

Was working our community dumpster day, and didn't get in till pretty late.

Posted by: Zombie Ruth Buzzi at May 10, 2015 08:04 AM (VPLuQ)

100
And in Pale Rider news:

California legislators ares loosening their recently proposed tightening of mandatory school vaccination rules to help passage of the bill. Grandfathering in current Junior and Senior High students, so they can continue to be unvaccinated, while current younger students won't have to vac'd until entering 7th grade.

Estimated tens of thousands of vectors to continue roaming the playgrounds for years.

http://tinyurl.com/nmpytgq

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2015 08:04 AM (kdS6q)

101 Off, you head stocking wearing sock

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 08:05 AM (VPLuQ)

102 93
Since Vic We Have No Party brought it up, Happy Confederate Memorial Day to everyone in the Carolinas.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 10, 2015 07:59 AM (8cWgt)

My first post.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:05 AM (wlDny)

103 It's like nature is screaming obscenities and the only reply is birdsong.

Ah, I thought the obscenities was what the birdsong was:

"Wanna screw? Wanna screw? Wanna screw screw screw screw screw?"

"Dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick PENIS!"

"Blow me! Blow me! Blow me! Blow me!"

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at May 10, 2015 08:08 AM (Q819Q)

104 99
Rumor had it that Dave had a post yesterday, concerning Baltimore, but I can't find it.



Was working our community dumpster day, and didn't get in till pretty late.

Posted by: Zombie Ruth Buzzi at May 10, 2015 08:04 AM (VPLuQ)

He did, looks like it got pulled. Wonder why it was a damn good post and long.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:09 AM (wlDny)

105 Those people in CA are insane. Even us so-called backward red neck hicks in GA had mandatory vaccination requirements to enter school as far back as the 50s when I started.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:13 AM (wlDny)

106 Y'all talkin' bout tha `Deah Bawlmo Riotah` post?

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at May 10, 2015 08:13 AM (Q819Q)

107 Anybody else read the National Review article in the sidebar ?Pretty good ... worth your time. Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2015 08:03 AM

I tend to avoid reading anything from NR, for the same reason I don't read anything written by Poppin' Fresh and his Usual Gang of Idiots: the notion that the Game of Politics, Good Optics and Reaching Across the Aisle trumps any fight against the Choom Boy regime's treason, lawlessness, institutionalized racism and Free Shit simply sickens me.

What our government has become cannot be corrected by the sniggering and tittering of "conservative" eunuchs or nostalgia for the (overrated) days of Wm. F. Buckley. At the start, removal from office and perhaps some prison time would have help stem the tide; now, it will take more unpleasant means. And the Keyboard Komment Kommandos, who didn't have the guts to put principles ahead of expediency and all those invites to the Really Cool Kids' parties, sure as hell don't have the Dangling Courage Units to go to the mat for their country now.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 10, 2015 08:13 AM (P8YHq)

108 Birds in my yard are fighting over worms, at least 4 nests in neighbors yard. You can hear the babies yapping constantly!

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 08:14 AM (kejii)

109 My dad fed the migrating Canadian geese one year. that's a mistake. They come up on the porch and holler until you feed them, and they leave a mess behind. I think they're liberals.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 08:16 AM (ZVynT)

110 So shocking no one with half a brain, it turns out using government funds to build grocery stores in "food deserts" does jack shit to improve the diets of the residents of said deserts.

It's almost as though grocery stores *gasp* avoided the areas because they knew they wouldn't be profitable.

The only think shocking about this report was that it was published in the NYT. That had to hurt.

Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:17 AM (MYCIw)

111 Vic: "...we will find that these perps had rap sheets longer than my johnson..."

*types*

*ponders*

*deletes*

Posted by: mindful webworker - wisdom asserts itself at May 10, 2015 08:18 AM (VQjKe)

112 110
So shocking no one with half a brain, it turns out using government
funds to build grocery stores in "food deserts" does jack shit to
improve the diets of the residents of said deserts.



It's almost as though grocery stores *gasp* avoided the areas because they knew they wouldn't be profitable.



The only think shocking about this report was that it was published in the NYT. That had to hurt.

Posted by: at May 10, 2015 08:17 AM (MYCIw)

Link?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:19 AM (wlDny)

113 Link in sig now.

Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:21 AM (MYCIw)

114 I've quit grilling steaks on the charcoal grill since I learned to cook them in cast iron in the oven. Hamburgers and hotdogs still go on the grill.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 10, 2015 08:22 AM (rwI+c)

115
San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban chewing tobacco from its ballparks

The ordinance, which will take effect on January 1, 2016, prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco at athletic venues - specifically baseball parks, where players are known for chewing the substance.

Daily Mail

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2015 08:23 AM (kdS6q)

116 Good morning everyone!

FCF, I just saw your post from the Great Dane thread. I am so sorry to hear about your son's struggles. I know how hard it is to watch helplessly, but I hope that you can find some support and that he turns things around.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:24 AM (9BRsg)

117 Thanks Y-not, its been going on for years, I just had some hope this time...
Grump928, I wouldn't have my hubby's steak any other way than the grill, maximum rareness lol

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 08:29 AM (kejii)

118 Thanks for the link Lauren.


Take time to read the comments.

Lots of deep thinkers in the comment section.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 08:30 AM (VPLuQ)

119 RE: NYC food store. Interesting article. I note also it contains this old Democrat socialist saw:


It's possible that poverty itself explains a lot of the shopping
variation. In general, fresher, healthier food is more expensive to buy
than less healthy processed food. It also takes more time and resources
to cook, and keeps for fewer days.



That is an absolute lie. There is no "in general too it". Any pre-processed food cost more to buy than fresh food that you cook yourself. And Poverty has nothing to do with it when you have EBT cards, school lunch programs, and a myriad of other government free cheese.


The basic problem is laziness and sloth. Sometimes maybe ignorance of not knowing how to cook. NYC would better spend their money by bring back home economics in school in schools to teach young girls how to cook low cost meals. A meal of red beans and rice is cheap and damn easy to fix.


But that will not cure a lot of it because most of the targeted population for this problem get pregnant and drop out of school early anyway.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:30 AM (wlDny)

120 On the bright side, when these urban farmers' markets finally get tired of composting unsold cases of kale, they can repurpose the space to display a full line of 25-cent bags of chips. Neighborhood kids get even more starch and grease and my front yard becomes a garden of brightly colored litter.

This will be Michelle Obama's legacy.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2015 08:31 AM (iKhVZ)

121 If the steak is very lean, I sear on the stove. I like mine very very rare, so I don't bother with the oven. But for a ribeye or fattier cut of meat, I still prefer the grill.

Hoping it's nice enough today to use the grill. Scored some veal chops the other day, which I'd love to do up for lunch.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:31 AM (9BRsg)

122 114
I've quit grilling steaks on the charcoal grill since I learned to cook
them in cast iron in the oven. Hamburgers and hotdogs still go on the
grill.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 10, 2015 08:22 AM (rwI+c)


I went to a gas grill years ago because it was so much easier. But the charcoal grills actually tasted better.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:31 AM (wlDny)

123
And Larry Sabato has his first CAC-tactular look at the electoral map for 2016.

Executive Summary - Helloooo President Nurse

http://tinyurl.com/nq2k8al

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2015 08:33 AM (kdS6q)

124 Clooney jumps on the Scankles bus. Evidently doesn't give a flying crap about bribes, lies, and stupid.
______________________

Why would Clooney care about stuff like that, when he's been a rabid Obama supporter/defender for years?

Clooney is as dumb as a stump.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 10, 2015 08:34 AM (lmdHn)

125 J.J. Sefton:
microagressors-->microaggressors

You have microaggressed me by misspelling it.

Posted by: m at May 10, 2015 08:35 AM (WIUGG)

126 Morning all.

Happy Mother's Day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2015 08:35 AM (/tNwW)

127 " NYC would better spend their money by bring back home economics in school in schools to teach young girls how to cook low cost meals. A meal of red beans and rice is cheap and damn easy to fix."

Yes. They had a cooking class at my high school, but I didn't even really know about it and never took it. My best friend, however, took both semesters. Fast forward a few years to when we were both married and she was able to prepare dinner from scratch for her family, while I was still making due with hamburger helper.

Obviously I learned, but I started from a disadvantage and only put in the effort to learn because my family needed to eat. Basic cooking classes should be a graduation requirement.

Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:35 AM (MYCIw)

128 I agree charcoal wins! That and hubby's special marinade. Wish we could do them for brunch lol

Posted by: FCF at May 10, 2015 08:36 AM (kejii)

129 Names of the Hattiesburg policemen. Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate.

No disrespect to the dead but Liquori? Really?

Posted by: lowandslow at May 10, 2015 08:37 AM (dItuC)

130 127 Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:35 AM (MYCIw)


I think home ec was a requirement for girls when I went to school, just a shop class was a requirement for guys.


Both are gone now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:38 AM (wlDny)

131 We have an Independent Grocer's Ass store that is half the distance to Walmart (which is sixty miles round trip), that is more of a liquor store with a grocery aisle.

It's the climate. Long cold dark winters and short grey cold damp summers lead one to think that a little whisky will help you get through the day. Then there is the slight possibility that the Native American Alcohol Gene is widely dispersed among the population. I'm not sure of that because the people running the casino don't look American Indian to me. Still, it's possible because when the fur trade died out, the voyagers assimilated into the local population. Then the Welsh moved in, and the Scandinavians.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 08:38 AM (ZVynT)

132 We're getting a smoker this summer. I feel ashamed as a Texan not to already own one. And then...glorious glorious brisket.

Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:39 AM (MYCIw)

133 Obviously I learned, but I started from a disadvantage and only put in the effort to learn because my family needed to eat.

Same for me, I didn't really start cooking until I had kids. I would call my mother and ask all kinds of stupid questions. She just laughed and said, "Didn't you watch when I was cooking." I told her no. I usually just came home and ate after a sporting event or practice.

Posted by: no good deed at May 10, 2015 08:41 AM (GgxVX)

134 Mahatma Rice 3 one pound bags at Amazon $15.


Dried Red Beans 3 one pound bags at Amazon $12


Order a few other food items to get up to $35 and free shipping. Also no NYC or NY sales tax.


Enough food there to make a LOT of dinners for a family.

And I would be willing to bet that there are local stores in the area that have that stuff available already.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:43 AM (wlDny)

135 Anyone know why those 2 Police were shot in MS? Random? Ambush?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2015 08:43 AM (/tNwW)

136 We had both home ec and shop requirements (co-ed). I don't recall much about home ec in terms of really practical things (we cooked, but I don't recall learning anything about meal planning and budgeting, for example). Best thing I learned in home ec was how to use a sewing machine.

Shop was fun (I liked drafting), but a class on simple home repairs would have been more useful, I think.

Knowing how much time is wasted with stupid stuff in grade and high schools, I really wish they'd include more practical life skills. But the kids leave thinking they know all about Global Warming, without basic algebra skills. smdh

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:43 AM (9BRsg)

137 "But the charcoal grills actually tasted better. "

Wait....you're supposed to eat the grill?


I'm doing it wrong.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 08:43 AM (VPLuQ)

138 129 No disrespect to the dead but Liquori? Really?


Posted by: lowandslow at May 10, 2015 08:37 AM (dItuC)

LOL, I knew an Oakland cop with that name.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:45 AM (wlDny)

139 Anybody else find it un-f*cking-believable that Michelle Obama was complaining in a commencement speech over the weekend that blacks have been "frustrated and invisible" in the U.S. for decades?

"Invisible"? You mean, other than controlling the presidency, or heading up the DOJ, or running major corporations (AmEx, McDonalds, etc.), or being major players in the entertainment industries (Will Smith, Beyonce', Jay-Z and "Dr." Dre', etc.), or dominating U.S. professional sports, right Michelle? That kind of "invisible"?

And "frustrated"? Well after decades of receiving trillions of dollars in welfare hand-outs, coupled with special government favors (affirmative action) and set-asides for minority businesses, it's no damn wonder blacks are frustrated. The government has parked its ten-ton ass on the scales in favor of blacks for decades now, and they're still failing at an astonishing rate.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 10, 2015 08:45 AM (lmdHn)

140 Re: healthy groceries: coming soon to a government store near you-

'We hope you will comply voluntarily, but if not we are prepared to force you to comply voluntarily."

/your betters

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 10, 2015 08:45 AM (NeFrd)

141 I learned to cook by necessity. Trial by fire and a couple of good simple cookbooks. Also, being dead broke and in grad school hundreds of miles from any family was a great motivator.

Husband endured a few bad meals the first 6 months or so, but after that I seemed to get the hang of it. It helps that I like to cook and used to enjoy watching my mom and grandmother cook.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:45 AM (9BRsg)

142 135
Anyone know why those 2 Police were shot in MS? Random? Ambush?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2015 08:43 AM (/tNwW)

Traffic stop shooting. Kind of an ambush I guess.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:46 AM (wlDny)

143 20 lb bag of Mahatma Rice at Walmart for $9.89


Posted by: Memorial Day at May 10, 2015 08:47 AM (V70Uh)

144 sock off

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 10, 2015 08:47 AM (V70Uh)

145 My mother had five kids. All are still alive, as far as we know; middle son, my older brother, has been utterly estranged from us all for many years, though. Prayers welcome on that one. Although four of us five gave mom grandkids, oddly, only estranged son's kids have yet given her great-grandkids.

My wife gave us three kids, our daughter and our fraternal-twin sons. All are still alive, as far as we know. Seriously, all seem to have their health and stay in touch. Married son surprised us by saying he's driving up to visit today, sans spouse.

My daughter was married to a true schizo for exactly one year. Their baby didn't make it past three months in the womb, and is buried out there in the west yard in the mimosa grove. That little one would've been in grade school by now That's as close to being grandparents as we've come. God bless my daughter's broken heart and loving soul. (I'd mention she's not 19 anymore, but she's available, guys, but I'm not sure what moron could handle me as a father in law and vice versa.)

Mothers take it in the heart.

Posted by: mindful webworker - earth needs moms at May 10, 2015 08:48 AM (VQjKe)

146 Traffic stop shooting. Kind of an ambush I guess.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:46 AM (wlDny)

The Fredo in Chief say anything yet? Oh what color were the Police? Seems doe to Fredo/Holder that is all that matters now a days. I know what color the killers is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2015 08:48 AM (/tNwW)

147 139 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 10, 2015 08:45 AM (lmdHn)


As I said above, shit stirring at a segregated school that the DOJ will never investigate.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:48 AM (wlDny)

148 Little VIA is taking International Cooking (Or something like that) in 11th grade.

Straight A's (The only class where he has good grades), and every girl there comes up to him for cooking tips and help in preparing the food.

He has his mothers gene for walking into a kitchen, and starting to throw stuff together from scratch.

Making home made crepes for several of the neighbor women for Mothers Day today.


As to the NYC food study...

Cooking is work.
Some people don't like to cook
Some people don't like to work.
Some people don't like to cook or work.

And yes, some people work so many minimum wage jobs in order to pay the bills, that they don't have time to cook.
And those are the ones I feel sorry for.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 08:49 AM (VPLuQ)

149 Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:17 AM (MYCIw)
---
Theodore Dalrymple wrote an article years ago on these so-called "food deserts" in British cities. He noted that while little of nutritional value was purchased by your standard issue Yob, and the store stock reflected that accordingly, the ethnic markets were bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables because the locals bought and prepared them, and the markets flourished without government prodding.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 10, 2015 08:50 AM (jR7Wy)

150 146 The Fredo in Chief say anything yet? Oh what color
were the Police? Seems doe to Fredo/Holder that is all that matters now a
days. I know what color the killers is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2015 08:48 AM (/tNwW)

One white, one black. No word from the Choom.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:52 AM (wlDny)

151 You might think that the poor are poor for the same reasons they don't buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Very poor decision-making skills.

But that would be racist.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 10, 2015 08:52 AM (V70Uh)

152 When we were kids, my mom had each of us in turn (7 boys) plan a meal menu, accompany her to the store, buy the ingredients and prepare a meal for the entire family (couple of times a year or so). She didn't help with the actual cooking unless she had to step in with a fire extinguisher.

All I can tell you from that experience is that tuna casserole is really crunchy if you don't boil the macaroni before you put it in the casserole dish.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 10, 2015 08:52 AM (NeFrd)

153 *waves at model _ 10 66 from Southern Wyo* yes the birds are very confused this morning. Second Mother's Day in a row with a foot of snow on the ground.

Posted by: small town girl, crusader at May 10, 2015 08:53 AM (Q1QrS)

154 I very rarely buy myself "fast food" but husband was away last week so I hit up DairyQueen for lunch. Shocked by how expensive it was. I'm amazed some people rely on that sort of food for a significant part of their diet, not b/c of the "health concerns" but just the cost.

My DQ lunch was about 11 bucks. Calorie-wise I'm sure it was enough for the day, but satisfaction-wise it certainly wasn't.

If they keep pushing minimum wage up, the fast food places will no longer be an option.

All restaurants will be Taco Bell.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:53 AM (9BRsg)

155 The first step in learning how to cook if you are starting on your own is to buy a Betty Crocker Cookbook. It will start you out from scratch and include some damn fine recipes.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:55 AM (wlDny)

156 "Shocked by how expensive it was. "

Yeah, that's what I just don't get. People talk about "cheap" fast food, but it's nearly impossible to feed my family of 6 for less than $20 at any fast food place. That's spending a whole day's worth of food money on one meal.


Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 08:57 AM (MYCIw)

157 This open thread needs more beauty sleep.

Ah'm in no ways tahr-ed...

Posted by: Hillary! at May 10, 2015 08:57 AM (FcR7P)

158 154 If they keep pushing minimum wage up, the fast food places will no longer be an option.



All restaurants will be Taco Bell.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:53 AM (9BRsg)

LOL, even Taco Bell is "fast food" and after the unions finish with MickyD they will go after all the rest.
And I very seldom go for fast food either except an occasional monster biscuit from Hardees (~1000 calories). But no longer cook much anymore either and that is mostly breakfast, hamburgers, or steaks.

Mostly I east TV dinners. It is hard to cook for one and then wind up having to freeze 75% of it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:59 AM (wlDny)

159 Notice that the second officer called to the scene in the Mississippi police was a K-9 officer. So this sounds like its drug related. Nothing to see here just more casualties in the drug war. Perps did not want to lose their Escalade

Posted by: tmitsss at May 10, 2015 09:01 AM (Pa9vP)

160 In the 7th grade we all, boys and girls, had to take a round of classes to include home ec (basic cookery and meal planning), sewing, and shop class.

Cooking wasn't necessary for me, because I learned more from Mom and her Betty Crocker cookbook, but for lots of kids it's the first time they turn on an oven or learn how to measure ingredients. That can only be worse now in the era of nukeable cuisine.

I did not learn by observation when it came to sewing. Mom was a wonderful seamstress who hated sewing and what I picked up was, wait until there's a sale at Sak's. She had to help me with my sewing projects or I would have flunked.

What I remember most from shop class was our terrifying shop teacher (with a couple stumps and a glass eye - classic!) and the sphincter-tightening whir of the band saw. I came out of that class with a functional door stop, a wooden box, and all my fingers, so mission accomplished.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 10, 2015 09:01 AM (jR7Wy)

161 I'm so old that a little lime jello will put me in a food coma for the entire afternoon, even with the day room TV volume cranked up so the deaf can hear it.

Posted by: Cleveland Boid at May 10, 2015 09:01 AM (ZVynT)

162 LOL, even Taco Bell is "fast food" and after the unions finish with MickyD they will go after all the rest.
---

Oh, yeah. That's a Demolition Man reference.

Pretty funny how much of DM seems to have been predictive.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 09:01 AM (9BRsg)

163 #139. Anybody else find it un-f*cking-believable that Michelle Obama was
complaining in a commencement speech over the weekend that blacks have
been "frustrated and invisible" in the U.S. for decades?






Well I never see them in sporting events or on any TV shows or movies or elected officials. Why it's just like the 50s the 1850s in poor little Michelle's world of privilege but still pretending to be working the fields on a plantation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 10, 2015 09:02 AM (3UGBQ)

164 "but it's nearly impossible to feed my family of 6 for less than $20 at any fast food place"

I would say that it is impossible.

Here, a 1/4 pounder value meal will set you back around $7.00.

Maybe if each of the six gets a double burger off the $1.00 menu board, and you all split a large fry, and drink water out of the restroom sink.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 10, 2015 09:02 AM (VPLuQ)

165 re: Cooking

I was lucky. My Mom 'encouraged' me to cook, starting as a preschooler prepping veggies and the like. As I got older, I was given a knife to cut onions, etc. She said she 'never wanted a son of hers to grow up as ignorant in the kitchen as their father'. I still love to cook, using recipes and creating as I go.

One of the best books I ever bought (now all you need is the innertubes) was a paperback book on herbs and spices, and what items each goes well with. That taught me a lot and allowed me to create my own recipes, some of which change with each making but some of which are set in stone (so to speak).

My Mom's Betty Crocker Cookbook from the '40s was falling apart when I was young, held together by rubber bands.

Posted by: RickZ at May 10, 2015 09:03 AM (dVYKF)

166 (I'd mention she's not 19 anymore, but she's available, guys, but I'm not sure what moron could handle me as a father in law and vice versa.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - earth needs moms at May 10, 2015 08:48 AM (VQjKe)


Challenging the Horde, it would seem...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 09:03 AM (7YlUk)

167 All restaurants will be Taco Bell.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 08:53 AM (9BRsg)
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The increasing legalization of pot, coupled with advances in cheap drone technology, leads me to believe that restaurants will be replaced by hangers for taco drones, and the skies will be black with stoner food deliveries.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 10, 2015 09:04 AM (jR7Wy)

168 "Maybe if each of the six gets a double burger off the $1.00 menu board, and you all split a large fry, and drink water out of the restroom sink."

Haha, yep pretty much. Or we could have bacon and eggs for breakfast, soup and sandwhiches for lunch, and a roast for dinner.

But then no one asks us if we want fries.

Posted by: Lauren at May 10, 2015 09:05 AM (MYCIw)

169 Isn't Betty Crocker a rich old white lady?


Hmmmph! More like Betty Crackah...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 10, 2015 09:06 AM (NeFrd)

170 book thread up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:06 AM (wlDny)

171 Book thread is nooood

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 09:06 AM (9BRsg)

172 My Mom's Betty Crocker Cookbook from the '40s was falling apart when I was young, held together by rubber bands.
Posted by: RickZ at May 10, 2015 09:03 AM (dVYKF)
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Mom still has hers! The housewives are wearing pearls and Betty Draper dresses.

I love this edition. Lots of advice for stretching food dollars, and they used real ingredients. We still use it and it must, it shall be mine one day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 10, 2015 09:07 AM (jR7Wy)

173 Lard and potatoes are cheap if you want to cook your own fries.

Posted by: tmitsss at May 10, 2015 09:07 AM (Pa9vP)

174 book thread up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:06 AM (wlDny)


Assuming it doesn't get yanked like a certain thread did yesterday...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 09:08 AM (7YlUk)

175 A thread got yanked yesterday?

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 09:11 AM (9BRsg)

176 160
What I remember most from shop class was our terrifying shop teacher (with a couple stumps and a glass eye - classic!)

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 10, 2015 09:01 AM (jR7Wy)



o_O

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2015 09:12 AM (sdi6R)

177 I went on a church-fundraiser-cookbook binge. I bought a bunch of those comb-bound cookbooks at various thrift shops to try new recipes, and teach myself how to cook.

Some I kept because I used them, some I gave back because the recipes depended on pre-made items. I probably won't ever make a casserole topped with crushed ritz crackers, for example.

I did start my own cooking book where, if I got a recipe that worked a couple of times and I wanted to make it in the future, I wrote it down in a journal that lives in the kitchen. That one gets stained with oil and gravy and the others stay clean.

It helps organize things in my head when I write them down.

Oh, and lentils and rice are a little cheaper and far faster to cook than rice and beans. You don't have to pre-soak lentils.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 10, 2015 09:12 AM (t//F+)

178 Vic's post # 11:

The trade deal, that's being protected from public view so carefully, likely has all the copyright goodies that Hollywood pushed for in that copyright bill that was leaked some year or two ago. This time as trade agreements.

End result will be the same, consumers take it in the shorts, and the establishment GOP is part of the f'ing problem.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 10, 2015 09:12 AM (0IhFx)

179 Weirddave's "Fundamental Concepts" thread disappeared.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 09:12 AM (7YlUk)

180 "79
but it doesn't have the soup lines"



IMO there are modern day "soup lines" - but they're not reported on.



Here in the (supposed) center of one of the wealthiest areas in the
nation, support groups are maxed out, and other service organizations
are struggling to keep up with demand.

I've also noted that "resale" (we used to call "junk" stores) like
Habitat are booming - and not with the hipster crowd of the mid aughts,
but with families. Several auto dealers who I've worked with over the
years tell me that the fleet age is maxed out - wholesalers won't look
at trade ins over 5/6 years old, yet the average age of cars on the road
are well past that...

Add the recent rise in interest rates, and existing house sales here have now flatlined.



The signs are there for those willing and able to see.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 10, 2015 07:48 AM (KnbYp)"

Obviously what the United States needs to correct these problems is a whole hell of a lot more immigration, both of unskilled workers and of H2B technical workers in order to keep wages down for as many segments of the population as possible.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at May 10, 2015 09:15 AM (KDbAT)

181 Plants encouraged as CO2 levels reach 400 ppm

Posted by: Rachel Carson at May 10, 2015 09:16 AM (e8kgV)

182 172
My Mom's Betty Crocker Cookbook from the '40s was falling apart when I was young, held together by rubber bands.

Posted by: RickZ at May 10, 2015 09:03 AM (dVYKF)

---

Mom still has hers! The housewives are wearing pearls and Betty Draper dresses.



I love this edition. Lots of advice for stretching food dollars,
and they used real ingredients. We still use it and it must, it shall
be mine one day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 10, 2015 09:07 AM (jR7Wy)

My mom's Betty Crocker disappeared. I don't know who got it. My wife's mom's Betty Crocker is from the early 50s but wife's youngest sister has already put dibs on it. I would love to have it but I am not going to say a word.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:22 AM (wlDny)

183 175
A thread got yanked yesterday?

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 09:11 AM (9BRsg)

Yes, WD's Baltimore thread got yanked. Haven't seen anyone say why yet.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:23 AM (wlDny)

184 Political Hat: "...Challenging the Horde, it would seem..."

Heh. Not sure the bravest would be up to that challenge!

But, y'know, even here in Oklahoma cattle country, the menfolk market seems to be awful. All my daughter's male friends who aren't gay are punks. Remember that video of the young folk shooting a gun for the first time? Watching that, I said to my daughter, isn't it amazing that they found a guy for this video who looks almost exactly like Pajama Boy? Not amazing, daughter replied. That's the most common type now. *CRINGE!* God help us all.

Of course, finding a woman who's not too cray cray is a challenge as well. But for men, that's nothing new.

What we really need is old-fashioned matchmakers. And attitudes "This isn't about 'love,' honey; it's about raising families and keeping the tribe strong! Now say I do!" [Cue "Do You Love Me?" from Fiddler.]

/babbling mode

Book thread. Just in time.

Posted by: mindful webworker - earth needs moms at May 10, 2015 09:23 AM (VQjKe)

185
Next up for head of Labour: Chuka Umunna - "Britain's Barack Obama' as he describes himself.

Dad was Nigerian and killed in a road accident. Wonder if he was hit by an extremely drunk legless man.

Posted by: Bruce J. at May 10, 2015 09:27 AM (iQIUe)

186 177 I did start my own cooking book where, if I got a
recipe that worked a couple of times and I wanted to make it in the
future, I wrote it down in a journal that lives in the kitchen. That one
gets stained with oil and gravy and the others stay clean.

It helps organize things in my head when I write them down.

Oh, and lentils and rice are a little cheaper and far faster to cook than rice and beans. You don't have to pre-soak lentils.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 10, 2015 09:12 AM (t//F+)
Get a copy of this software. It has thousands of recipes AND you can add your own. I use the "meal planner" part to track calories, cholesterol, and other things for my heart diet.

This is the best cooking software I have ever seen.
http://amzn.to/1J29SAs


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:27 AM (wlDny)

187 A thread got yanked yesterday?

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2015 09:11 AM (9BRsg)

Yes, WD's Baltimore thread got yanked. Haven't seen anyone say why yet.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:23 AM (wlDny)


You'll have to ask weirddave...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 09:29 AM (7YlUk)

188 Heh. Not sure the bravest would be up to that challenge!

But, y'know, even here in Oklahoma cattle country, the menfolk market seems to be awful. All my daughter's male friends who aren't gay are punks. Remember that video of the young folk shooting a gun for the first time? Watching that, I said to my daughter, isn't it amazing that they found a guy for this video who looks almost exactly like Pajama Boy? Not amazing, daughter replied. That's the most common type now. *CRINGE!* God help us all.

Of course, finding a woman who's not too cray cray is a challenge as well. But for men, that's nothing new.

What we really need is old-fashioned matchmakers. And attitudes "This isn't about 'love,' honey; it's about raising families and keeping the tribe strong! Now say I do!" [Cue "Do You Love Me?" from Fiddler.]

/babbling mode

Book thread. Just in time.

Posted by: mindful webworker - earth needs moms at May 10, 2015 09:23 AM (VQjKe)


There are adults who haven't shot a gun?

Still have a big poster of my father with multiple rifles and a knife in his teeth from back in his days in Alaska.

Seriously, anyone who hasn't shot a gun needs to learn.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2015 09:31 AM (7YlUk)

189 I think the WeirdDave thread veered into Black IQ territory, that's probably why it got pulled.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 10, 2015 09:33 AM (dItuC)

190 So Obama's having a calculated 'disagreement' with Squaw Warren over trade? Theater, designed to raise her profile against PIAPS.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 10, 2015 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

191 189
I think the WeirdDave thread veered into Black IQ territory, that's probably why it got pulled.


Posted by: lowandslow at May 10, 2015 09:33 AM (dItuC)

If that's the case the WD probably pulled it himself. He did not like that particular comments and had some words to say about it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 09:37 AM (wlDny)

192 "The basic problem is laziness and sloth. Sometimes
maybe ignorance of not knowing how to cook. NYC would better spend their
money by bring back home economics in school in schools to teach young
girls how to cook low cost meals. A meal of red beans and rice is cheap
and damn easy to fix.


But that will not cure a lot of it
because most of the targeted population for this problem get pregnant
and drop out of school early anyway.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2015 08:30 AM (wlDny)"

I would guess ignorance is an awful lot of it. Probably some time in elementary school, before they get pregnant and drop out, kids should probably get some basic lessons in how to fry eggs, cook oatmeal and make macaroni and cheese. Maybe have more advanced classes on stuff like grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna noodle casserole, spagetti with bottled sauce, fish sticks and baked potatoes for the kids who have a real interest in continuing to learn.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at May 10, 2015 09:43 AM (KDbAT)

193 Can he post it again with comments locked? It was an excellent post.

Although I have to say its ironic to pull it when the day's topic is sticking to your guns on free speech....

I didn't comment on the thread, but I'm sure I knew where the IQ territory went. Funny how we aren't allowed to discuss uncomfortable truths.

Posted by: Fen at May 10, 2015 09:46 AM (zhb21)

194 Well, it started snowing about 4 yesterday, electricity went off about 7, basement flooded and electricity came back about an hour ago. Lots of cleanup to do in the basement. I'm ready to sell this place and move into a condo.

Posted by: Ronster at May 10, 2015 09:50 AM (r124R)

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