Morning Thread (5-14-2015)

Drivin' that train
High on cocaine
Casey Jones you better
Watch your speed ...

Posted by: Andy at 06:38 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, May 14, 2015. On this day in 1787 delegates convened a Constitutional Convention. The delegates had been sent to change the Articles of Confederation not write a new one. The perception at the time was the articles simply did not have sufficient strength to work. Now since the all encompassing 14th amendment with the aid of the Supreme Court that was empowered by Adams who always wanted a central government but was stymied at the convention it has become too powerful.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

2 Federal investigators say the AMTRAK train that derailed after leaving Philly was going 106 mph when it entered the curve with a 50 mph speed limit. That seems awful fast for 11 minutes after leaving the station.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

3 That Boston U professor who trashed white men is now apologizing. If she had been white trashing blacks she would never get a chance to apologize. She would have been fired on the spot.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

4
DAY 919

544 to go (617 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, microaggressors, 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 14, 2015 06:39 AM (St6BJ)

5 The SS is finally admitted the two agents who drove up to the WH while they were securing a "suspicious" package were, in fact, drunk. Investigation showed that they had ran up a considerable bar tab. No word of ANY disciplinary action for the agents but everybody else was fired. They both have been placed on administrative leave and one has announced he will retire.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:39 AM (wlDny)

6 Fox's chosen candidate Jebbie is attacking Scankles for dodging the press.


http://fxn.ws/1QKNDBr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

7 Meanwhile RINO Rubio pushes his foreign policy chops.


http://bit.ly/1AY68ZK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

8
AOL -Puffington:

"House GOP slashes Amtrak budget hours after tragedy"


Like. Fucking. Clockwork.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (St6BJ)

9 MS is looking for two more people in relation to the shooting of those two cops. How many people were in that car?


http://fxn.ws/1HeRvGc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

10 Good morning horde!

Good morning Vic! Good to see you here again!

Posted by: @votermom at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (cbfNE)

11 Gays will soon be allowed to donate blood. Absolutely nothing could go wrong on this.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)

12 The Senate leadership has sold us out again. Amazing that we have to depend on House Democrats to rein in Obama.


http://bit.ly/1E6WvIt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

13 Ann Coulter really hammers Republicans for selling out on crime.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

14 The Pope doesn't like US climate skeptics. I don't like communists and watermelons Mr. Pope.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

15 11 Gays will soon be allowed to donate blood. Absolutely nothing could go wrong on this.


http://fxn.ws/1JIZBY9
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (wlDny)


Your platelets will be FABULOUS!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (St6BJ)

16 A West Virginia mom is suing the school district over her son's NRA T-shirt harassment. The courts have ruled in the past that students T-shirts may be restricted in order to assure a healthy learning environment so she probably will not prevail in this case. But a lot depends on local law there.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

17 I still ain't no ways taaaahhhrrd.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (3F6F8)

18 ISIS second in command killed by boredom while in a mosque and an air strike, but mainly an air strike. The US will not take credit for the killing because it was in a mosque. So what?


http://bit.ly/1G8lMYO

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

19 Damage due to Baltimore riots is estimated at $9M. Remember, insurance does not cover damage caused by riots. The cost of these riots should be born by the Mayor, the AG, and all the Democrats that have run Baltimore into the ground for the past 60 years.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

20 Alan "Commie" Grayson goes on a profanity-ridden tirade against a reporter after she asks him why he keeps money in an off-shore bank account.


http://bit.ly/1F97hBK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

21 Come round the bend,
you know it's the end
The fireman screams
and the engine just gleams

Posted by: Yojimbo at May 14, 2015 06:42 AM (FdR+8)

22 The warmies want reporters to change the name of people who accuse them of fraud in their AGW scam.


http://bit.ly/1E6YWdT

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)

23 Remember how congress passed a law to get rid of earmarks? Well that law is being totally ignored to the tune of $4.2B in 2015 alone.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

24 Jebbie the Hut slips up and announces he is running in 2016, then has to backtrack and take it back. Once he makes that announcement a lot of campaign laws become operative.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

25 20 Alan "Commie" Grayson goes on a profanity-ridden tirade against a reporter after she asks him why he keeps money in an off-shore bank account.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:42 AM (wlDny)


Right over the target, baby. Flak is heaviest.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:43 AM (St6BJ)

26 Martine O'Malley is running against Obama, not Scankles.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

27 Lawmakers express shock and dismay on the Pope's recognition of Palestine.


http://bit.ly/1AYnVAd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:43 AM (wlDny)

28 Gabby Stupid says OR needs more gun control.


http://bit.ly/1IzBXjB

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

29 Gay rights activist was engineer. Following lead of German suicide pilot? Similar age, similar amount of OTJ experience.

Sure glad the newest DSM has straightened out the whole mental health issue.
/snark

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 06:44 AM (xQX/f)

30 TN Republican wants the IRS to investigate the Clinton Foundation scam. Why? It would just be a white-wash.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

31 11 things the MFM will not tell you about AMTRAK. Note this article blasts AMTRAK for wasting money in the NE corridor, but as I showed yesterday the NE corridor and other urban areas do make a profit. It is the long haul lines that are responsible for all the losses that the government is subsidizing.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

32 DHS caught illegally busing in Samali muzzies across CA border. Recall that injunction by the federal judge in TX. Yes, Obama is ignoring it.


http://bit.ly/1A1Ivoj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

33 The House has passed a bill limiting NSA data collection. Didn't they just renew this crap?


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

34 A new "study" says the GOP will never win over blacks. I suspect the aim here is to end the pandering to blacks and Hispanics.


http://washex.am/1E71CbC

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

35 Trump says he will be admitted into the GOP 2016 debates. Why? He sure as hell isn't a Republican.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)

36 Demoncraps want te GOP to double the funding for AMTRAK. This is pure political kabuki. Funding had nothing to do with the train crash. But has long as they own the MFM it doesn't make any difference.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

37 Looks like we will get a whopping 10 cent a gallon tax hike on gasoline here in SC. That means gas prices will go up by 15 cents a gallon placing SC at the top end of gas taxers. Gasoline in my area is already among the highest in the country. This will just make it worse.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

38 Recall Holder and Obama said they were terminating the illegal operation chokepoint? Well, they lied.


http://dailysign.al/1cwsziL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

39 Vic's back.

Some mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI22vpZ5ztQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 14, 2015 06:46 AM (7YlUk)

40 Ramirez


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

41 Obama Blames Rich People Like Him For The Country's Poor


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

42 What was the movie where they put the tool box on the train accelerator? Seven Percent Solution?

Posted by: redenzo at May 14, 2015 06:47 AM (WCnJW)

43 As Cuba's Raul Castro declares he may return to the Catholic Church, a top Soviet bloc defector has warned that the liberation theology now making a comeback there was actually a KGB creation. Can the truth get out?


Not if you are depending on the MFM.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

44 WOW: Thank Obama For 89% Spike In Cop Killings In '14


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

45 It's become abundantly clear that the GOP as it's currently constituted is a corrupt, unprincipled and dangerous party.

It needs to be destroyed.

It's actually been worse with the GOP in control of both chambers with the SCOAMF in the White House.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 14, 2015 06:47 AM (HXTHf)

46 Australian authorities threaten to euthanize Johnny Depp's dogs.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

47 Another VA official comes forward and rats them out for fraud and abuse of rules for purchasing that costs the tax payers millions of dollars a year.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

48 34 A new "study" says the GOP will never win over blacks. I suspect the aim here is to end the pandering to blacks and Hispanics.


http://washex.am/1E71CbC
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:45 AM (wlDny)


Well, thanks to Planned Parenthood and "authentic" black culture, there won't be any blacks to pander to.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (St6BJ)

49 Born That Way?

It has been well declared by the Left that if one is "trans" then they are "born that way" while at the same time they declare that "gender is a social construct."

Just as with whether one is straight or a non-oppressor has a double standard where gay considered normal, while straight is considered an aberration to be abandoned, a child whose parents declare that their special little snowflake is "trans" means that that child was "born that way," a child who grows up normally is considered an aberration to be forced to choose a more politically correct "gender identity"...

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8963

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (7YlUk)

50 LSU is going bankrupt due to budget cuts but it will continue to fund an $84M dollar student leisure project. I suspect there is more than meets the eye here.


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Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

51 >>>"House GOP slashes Amtrak budget hours after tragedy"



Like. Fucking. Clockwork.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:40 AM (St6BJ)<<<




Yes -- buy lots and lots of expensive road signs saying that stimulus money is being spent "to fix this infrastructure".

No -- actually using the money to to fix infrastructure.





Posted by: Sheriff Joe, watching the Stimulus money like a hawk at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (YJlgN)

52 The Daily Deals


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That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

53 Well, thanks to Planned Parenthood and "authentic" black culture, there won't be any blacks to pander to.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (St6BJ)


All according to plan

Posted by: Margaret Sanger at May 14, 2015 06:49 AM (7YlUk)

54 I think my favorite part about the train wreck is that he got the train up to 107 miles per hour in about nine and a half minutes that shows dedicated Leadfoot.

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 06:49 AM (g+DKd)

55 51 Posted by: Sheriff Joe, watching the Stimulus money like a hawk at May 14, 2015 06:48 AM (YJlgN)


I was just revolted by the ghoulish blood-libeling that the left does when people die.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:50 AM (St6BJ)

56 54 I think my favorite part about the train wreck is that he got the train up to 107 miles per hour in about nine and a half minutes that shows dedicated Leadfoot.
Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 06:49 AM (g+DKd)


What the hell? Was the locomotive the DeLorean from "Back to the Future???"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:51 AM (St6BJ)

57 Don't text and drive trains

Posted by: New AAMTRAK commercial at May 14, 2015 06:51 AM (aCgQh)

58 I was just revolted by the ghoulish blood-libeling that the left does when people die.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:50 AM (St6BJ)


We just want a utopia were everyone is equal.

After all, a skull is a skull is a skull...

Posted by: Pol Pot, skull aficionado at May 14, 2015 06:52 AM (7YlUk)

59 What the hell? Was the locomotive the DeLorean from "Back to the Future???"


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:51 AM (St6BJ)


Needs more jigawatts...

Posted by: Doc Brown at May 14, 2015 06:53 AM (7YlUk)

60 59 Needs more jigawatts...
Posted by: Doc Brown at May 14, 2015 06:53 AM (7YlUk)


From now on, stick to cream soda and Cel-Ray.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:53 AM (St6BJ)

61 @42 Ogodherewego. If we skipped a single train-wreck song yesterday, well, I apologize. Today we will have naming of movies. There is a train wreck in "A.S.," and that got said.

I like "Danger Lights" (1930), an early wide-screen extravaganza with a lot of top stars of the time, and the immortal line "What would Dan Thorn do?"

Greatest train wreck movie evah, of course, is Runaway Train.
"What are we, animals?"
"No. Worse. Human."
First time I ever took Voight seriously as an actor. Deserved an Oscar.
Fairly good screenwriter too, fellow you may have heard of.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2015 06:54 AM (xq1UY)

62 Trump says he will be admitted into the GOP 2016 debates. Why? He sure as hell isn't a Republican.

Could be taken either way, Vic. I don't know what a Republican is anymore. They seem indistinguishable from Democrats.

Trump in the debates might cause a shift to the right. He'd certainly liven up the show.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 06:54 AM (xQX/f)

63 >> but as I showed yesterday the NE corridor and other urban areas do make a profit

Not really. The NE Corridor makes a profit if you exclude capital costs and overhead. The real world, however, includes capital costs and overhead.

The left loves to claim that the NE Corridor is cross-subsidizing other Amtrak routes, but it's right up there with "CO2 causes global warming" and "gun control saves lives".

http://tinyurl.com/n52lbyf

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 06:55 AM (ADkUh)

64
Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell.Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell.Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell. Fuck you McConnell.


I gots da tourrettes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:55 AM (St6BJ)

65 61 Fairly good screenwriter too, fellow you may have heard of.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2015 06:54 AM (xq1UY)


My secret identity has been revealed. Drats!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:56 AM (St6BJ)

66 I didn't know that an Amtrak train could do 107 mph but now that I do I'll never get on one.

Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 06:56 AM (JdEZJ)

67 What was the movie where they put the tool box on the train accelerator? Seven Percent Solution?


Silver Streak

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2015 06:57 AM (JO9+V)

68
"The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3"

For the win.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 06:58 AM (St6BJ)

69 56 JJ Sefton

We're going to need more windmills Marty

Doc Brown-EPA

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 06:59 AM (g+DKd)

70 Morning all

Headed to NYC today with my Israeli Family to show them around that hell hole--well the nice parts at least- 5th ave and of course since we are Jooos- the Diamond District. Yesterday we went to West Point

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (/tNwW)

71
Boy, America must really suck for its president to file formal complaints against us with the UN Human Rights Commission.

G-d, how I wish you would strike him down.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (St6BJ)

72 42 Silver Streak

Posted by: AE at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (D4xzD)

73 I didn't know that an Amtrak train could do 107 mph but now that I do I'll never get on one.

I don't know why anyone outside the NE corridor would; it's cheaper to fly and you get groped either way.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (rHXGG)

74 Bostian is a gay-rights activist who previously lived in San Francisco before moving to New York. In 2012, he was interviewed by the Midtown Gazette, which covers parts of Manhattan, during the campaign for marriage equality.

He said: 'It#8217;s kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry. I feel like we shouldn#8217;t even have to have this fight.'

Investigators are trying to determine why the train slipped off the tracks while rounding a sharp curve Tuesday night northeast of Philadelphia's city center.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (xQX/f)

75 Good morning everybody.

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:01 AM (UnJ7w)

76 70 Morning all

Headed to NYC today with my Israeli Family to show them around that hell hole--well the nice parts at least- 5th ave and of course since we are Jooos- the Diamond District. Yesterday we went to West Point
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (/tNwW)


Do you have clearance to show them where we control the media, instigate wars, corrupt children and horde all the money?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:01 AM (St6BJ)

77 He said: 'It#8217;s kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry.

Try being an ugly woman, you worthless fucktool.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:02 AM (rHXGG)

78 66 freaked

Well if only we had zero point energy anti grav inertial dampeners

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 07:02 AM (g+DKd)

79 62 Could be taken either way, Vic. I don't know what a Republican is anymore. They seem indistinguishable from Democrats.

Trump in the debates might cause a shift to the right. He'd certainly liven up the show.


Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 06:54 AM (xQX/f)

Trump routinely switches parties back and forth between Democrat, Independent and Republican depending on which one has an opening to run in.

And he is liberal to the core.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:02 AM (wlDny)

80 If a train engineer dies, does he go to Casey Jones' locker?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2015 07:02 AM (mx5oN)

81 Well, I'm never shopping at Target again.

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:03 AM (UnJ7w)

82 66 I didn't know that an Amtrak train could do 107 mph but now that I do I'll never get on one.
Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 06:56 AM (JdEZJ)


Oh man, you'll LOVE the Shinkansen or the TGV.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:03 AM (St6BJ)

83 >> it's cheaper to fly and you get groped either way.

You usually don't get groped on Amtrak. That only happens when another passenger fists you at the occasional 106-to-0 sudden stop.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:05 AM (ADkUh)

84 81 Well, I'm never shopping at Target again.
Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:03 AM (UnJ7w)


What did they do?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:05 AM (St6BJ)

85 Tres Grande Vite?

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:05 AM (UnJ7w)

86 83 >> it's cheaper to fly and you get groped either way.

You usually don't get groped on Amtrak. That only happens when another passenger fists you at the occasional 106-to-0 sudden stop.
Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:05 AM (ADkUh)


"You can take your thumb out of my ass now, Carmine."


Name That Movie!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:06 AM (St6BJ)

87 You usually don't get groped on Amtrak.

I thought TSA searches people now? Or is that just taking years and years to roll out?

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:06 AM (rHXGG)

88 85 Tres Grande Vite?
Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:05 AM (UnJ7w)


Train a Grand Vitesse.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:06 AM (St6BJ)

89 That's were the Ginger that crashed the Amtrak briefly worked for.

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:07 AM (UnJ7w)

90 63 Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 06:55 AM (ADkUh)


Andy I posted a link yesterday that showed how AMTRAK does make a profit in the NE corridor and other urban areas. The rural and transcontinental routes are what is causing them to lose money.


As far as track maintenance and overhead goes that is common shared between three different entities who share the tracks so the overhead is not as great as that article makes out.

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

91 The TGV.

I'm not afraid of speed. I'd probably ride a bullet train once for the experience. But ride Amtrak for the experience no thanks.

Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 07:07 AM (JdEZJ)

92 What did they do?

That's where suicidal/homicidal train 'engineer' worked in preparation for Am(un)Tracked.

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

93 >> I thought TSA searches people now?

Nope

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:08 AM (ADkUh)

94 92 What did they do?

That's where suicidal/homicidal train 'engineer' worked in preparation for Am(un)Tracked.
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:07 AM (xQX/f)


What, like the week before he got behind the throttle?

Sorry for the ignorance/snark, but is there an article on this guy somewhere where I can read the comments?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:09 AM (St6BJ)

95 Professor of black racism studies is a racist? Who'd have thunk it. Tenure track!

Posted by: Anti-socialist at May 14, 2015 07:10 AM (+kznc)

96 Conductor boy was probably giving or getting a cannonball express. Judging from the beaver around his mouth probably giving.

Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 07:11 AM (JdEZJ)

97 I was being dumb. I read about the guy on the Drudge Rrport. Click on the link below the devastatingly handsome redhead's pic.

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (UnJ7w)

98 Try being an ugly woman, you worthless fucktool.


Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:02 AM (rHXGG)

You forgot fat! Try being an ugly FAT woman.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (vntmB)

99 "it's cheaper to fly and you get groped either way."


I didn't know that. For some reason, maybe the subsidies, I've had the idea that trains were cheaper.


But, if it's just as expensive, takes longer, and, you still deal with TSA I can see especially why it's a failed model.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (RibsV)

100 Trump routinely switches parties back and forth
between Democrat, Independent and Republican depending on which one has
an opening to run in. And he is liberal to the core. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:02 AM


And this makes him different from Bitch McConnell and Orange Boner in what way?

Give him props for at least being an "outed" hypocrite.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (P8YHq)

101 >> Andy I posted a link yesterday that showed how AMTRAK does make a profit in the NE corridor and other urban areas.

Only if you exclude some costs. Look at it this way - if you eliminated all the other routes and Amtrak was only the NE Corridor, it would still lose a shitload of money. The costs of running Amtrak itself don't just magically go away because they aren't route-specific.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (ADkUh)

102 Before we went to bed last night wife asked me about train 'engineer' and I said by tomorrow the Brits will have picture and all the dirt that the American press won't print.

The Daily Mail did not disappoint.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (xQX/f)

103 3 That Boston U professor who trashed white men is now apologizing. If she had been white trashing blacks she would never get a chance to apologize. She would have been fired on the spot.


http://fxn.ws/1E6BCNm

Vic
I always look forward to your news links, but today I have to thank you for your commentary. That is such a good observation about the train being able to go so fast so soon after leaving the station.

Posted by: Chilling the most at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (zW5rQ)

104 Well I take Ole Smokey to work all the time so Amtrack doesn't scare me!! Ole Smokey is my nickname for the Washington DC Metro. The subway has had 'issues'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2015 07:12 AM (jA/+t)

105
By the way, remember a few years ago the accident in Spain where 200 people were killed?

A) similar circumstances

B) SOCIALIST country

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:13 AM (St6BJ)

106 This is the WaPo story talking about profitability.


http://wapo.st/1EEXkc5

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

107 14 The Pope doesn't like US climate skeptics. I don't like communists and watermelons Mr. Pope.

Haterz! #bringbackourpolarbears

Posted by: Pope Fidel II at May 14, 2015 07:14 AM (+kznc)

108 How about "Climate Change Heretic?"


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 07:15 AM (V70Uh)

109 -->Sorry for the ignorance/snark, but is there an article on this guy somewhere where I can read the comments?



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:09 AM (St6BJ)
http://tinyurl.com/PullinATrain

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:15 AM (xQX/f)

110 >> But, if it's just as expensive, takes longer, and, you still deal with TSA I can see especially why it's a failed model.

Boston to NYC is usually a little cheaper/same price as flying and quicker (due mainly to no TSA ) on the Acela.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:16 AM (ADkUh)

111 109
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:09 AM (St6BJ)
http://tinyurl.com/PullinATrain
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:15 AM (xQX/f)


Cheers, bro.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:16 AM (St6BJ)

112 I may have mentioned this last night.

Two of Baltimore's finest Correction Officers busted for looting during the recent unpleasantness


http://dailycaller.com/?p=4568085

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 07:16 AM (VPLuQ)

113 Hey Pot Hat, you know what would've prevented the Amtrak train crash?

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:16 AM (UnJ7w)

114 Oh, and, "Animal House".

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:16 AM (ADkUh)

115 110 Boston to NYC is usually a little cheaper/same price as flying and quicker (due mainly to no TSA ) on the Acela.
Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:16 AM (ADkUh)


And you go downtown to downtown without having to waste time and money getting in from the airport.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:17 AM (St6BJ)

116 Big push is that some electronic system, not yet completely installed would have prevented the train derailment.
So of course, it's evil Republicans murdering train passengers due to defunding.


I wonder if doing the FCUKING SPEED LIMIT might not have reduced the likelihood of a derailment as well!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 07:19 AM (VPLuQ)

117 An Article V Convention of the States and not listening to Slayer going 107 mph. Good morning btw.

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 07:19 AM (UnJ7w)

118 I don't understand why the push for gays to be able to donate blood.

They're champing at the bit to give blood.

The only thing I can see is that they perceive it as a slur against gays and a "denial" of them being accepted as the rest of us would be.

Oh. Wait. Normal people who have certain diseases or who participate or have participated in certain hazardous activities or visited known places where infections can be picked up are also denied the "right" to give blood.

They're are hundreds of HIV sufferers who were infected by blood transfusion in the early days of AIDS and now they want to reverse that.

For What? What gain does society acquire by doing this?

The unfortunate thing is that this decision will be made by some faceless and unaccounted bureaucrat somewhere who will most likely never be the recipient of a "infected" donor.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:19 AM (zRby/)

119 And if you really want to ride a CF take a bus somewhere. I once took a bus from Dublin, GA to Jacksonville, FL to report to the USS Saratoga. It took over 12 hours for what normally would be a few hours. I was almost late reporting in.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:19 AM (wlDny)

120 Try being an ugly FAT woman.
From the looks of things, millions are.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2015 07:20 AM (xq1UY)

121 Bostian is a gay-rights activist who previously lived in San Francisco before moving to New York. In 2012, he was interviewed by the Midtown Gazette, which covers parts of Manhattan, during the campaign for marriage equality.

He said: 'It#8217;s kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry. I feel like we shouldn#8217;t even have to have this fight.'

Investigators are trying to determine why the train slipped off the tracks while rounding a sharp curve Tuesday night northeast of Philadelphia's city center.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (xQX/f)


Too much lube?

Posted by: KY at May 14, 2015 07:21 AM (7YlUk)

122 Ann Coulter really hammers Republicans for selling out on crime.

Ann Coulter spent 2014 telling us that Mitch McConnell was dreamy, the Republican Establishment was awesome and Tea Party malcontents could GDIAF.

Posted by: Senator Putz Corker at May 14, 2015 07:21 AM (O7MnT)

123 Bostian is a gay-rights activist who previously
lived in San Francisco before moving to New York. In 2012, he was
interviewed by the Midtown Gazette, which covers parts of Manhattan,
during the campaign for marriage equality.

He said: 'It#8217;s
kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry. I feel
like we shouldn#8217;t even have to have this fight.'

Investigators
are trying to determine why the train slipped off the tracks while
rounding a sharp curve Tuesday night northeast of Philadelphia's city
center.


Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (xQX/f)


That will never see the light of day in the US press

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2015 07:21 AM (DiZBp)

124 I've taken Amtrak a few times. The food sucks, but they do have beer and booze, so there is that. Peeing on a train is an adventure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2015 07:22 AM (/tNwW)

125 124 I've taken Amtrak a few times. The food sucks, but they do have beer and booze, so there is that. Peeing on a train is an adventure
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2015 07:22 AM (/tNwW)


Wear diapers or whip it out in the bar car!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:23 AM (St6BJ)

126 "And you go downtown to downtown"


Sounds like that East Coast corridor may be Amtrak's rare remaining useful, even if/if not profitable, lines.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:23 AM (RibsV)

127 "He said: 'It#8217;s
kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry. I feel
like we shouldn#8217;t even have to have this fight.' "

As someone posted on Althouse...

Dude took 200 people on a "Rough Ride", and it went bad.

Bring in Mosby to hold a presser.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 07:23 AM (VPLuQ)

128 Sorry to contradict you Vic. A ten-cent increase in the SC gas tax would not put SC in the high-end. At, 45.2 cents per gallon, SC would still be below the national average of 49.4 cents.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 07:23 AM (V70Uh)

129 Ah yes, let the Left lecture us on the wonders of government enterprises. Why if they prevail, we could have dozens of 100mph train crashes a month!

Posted by: Jeff P at May 14, 2015 07:24 AM (aosNi)

130 121 Too much lube?
Posted by: KY at May 14, 2015 07:21 AM (7YlUk)


A greased rail. Sounds like it could be a good name for a gay bar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:24 AM (St6BJ)

131 >> This is the WaPo story talking about profitability.

It makes the same mistakes Yglesias does. The end of the article even makes the point about capital costs, too.

Amtrak is in no way "profitable", either in whole or in part, when proper accounting is used.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:25 AM (ADkUh)

132 126 "And you go downtown to downtown"

Sounds like that East Coast corridor may be Amtrak's rare remaining useful, even if/if not profitable, lines.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:23 AM (RibsV)


It most mirrors the geographic situation in Europe where train travel is most efficient.

The rest of the country? Too big and spread out to be profitable over cars, busses and planes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:25 AM (St6BJ)

133
MFM: Train crash is due to homophobia!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2015 07:25 AM (DiZBp)

134 133
MFM: Train crash is due to homophobia!!!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2015 07:25 AM (DiZBp)


The tunnel wasn't tight enough . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:26 AM (St6BJ)

135 Trouble ahead, trouble behind
Don't you know that notion just crossed my mind?

Mornin' 'rons.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (7ObY1)

136 It's early for the book thread but, Richard John Neuhaus wrote about how the Commies tried to use Liberation Theology to take over the Catholic Church in South America and how St. John Paul II and Benedict fought it.

With the Jesuit Francis, it appears that reports of the death of Liberation Theology were exaggerated.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (V70Uh)

137 9 MS is looking for two more people in relation to the shooting of those two cops. How many people were in that car?

...............


It was a clown car!

Posted by: Molly k. at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (zS+qK)

138 Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (UpGcq)

139 135 Trouble ahead, trouble behind
Don't you know that notion just crossed my mind?

Mornin' 'rons.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (7ObY1)


You beat me to it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (St6BJ)

140 >> And you go downtown to downtown without having to waste time and money getting in from the airport.

Right.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:27 AM (ADkUh)

141
That will never see the light of day in the US press

Same way the Alp crashing German suicidal/homicidal plane pilots sexual proclivities never got reported here. Gay agenda uber alles.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 07:28 AM (xQX/f)

142 131 >> This is the WaPo story talking about profitability.

It makes the same mistakes Yglesias does. The end of the article even makes the point about capital costs, too.

Amtrak is in no way "profitable", either in whole or in part, when proper accounting is used.
Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:25 AM (ADkUh)


Privatize the fucking thing, or at least the Northeast Corridor and watch the thing become profitable. Not to mention safer, cleaner and more appealing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:29 AM (St6BJ)

143 I used to use rail a lot, years ago, especially for Chicago and Pittsburgh. I took a sleeper to P'brg once at about 1 AM, thinking heh, won't I be the sharp one, arriving fresh like daisy whilst other meeting participants will be bleary from five hour drives or redeye flights. I arrived rested, well-breakfasted, ready to rumble in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh.

They had moved the meeting to the airport hotel for the convenience of fliers.
Took me a half-hour and $20 to get out there. Lessons learned...


Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2015 07:30 AM (xq1UY)

144
Steven D. King, a chief economist at HSBC:

"The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats."

In other words, when the shit hits the fan again - and it will - we will go down like a wet taco.

Check his book: "When the Money Runs Out."


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:31 AM (St6BJ)

145 How unprofitable is Amtrak? They can't even make money on food service ... http://tinyurl.com/k58zsyu

Thanks for the subsidized beer, BTW.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2015 07:32 AM (ADkUh)

146 "House GOP slashes Amtrak budget hours after tragedy"


I used to blame this on the GOPe being The Stupid Party.

Bu nowadays, given all the evidence of massive collusion, I see this as the GOPe deliberately doing their Washington Generals act to the Dems' Globetrotters.

All Kabuki Theater for the masses. We have one party with two heads.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 07:32 AM (7ObY1)

147 Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 07:07 AM (JdEZJ)

I always use the rearward facing seats.

Never heard of many trains getting hit at speed from the rear. It's mostly derails.

That's because their are fewer trains these days so less chance of traffic scheduling screwups. Plus there are safeguards in place to prevent most collisions. (outside of municipal maintained track that is. if Amtrak uses city track then you may have a problem)

And btw SOONA gave me static the other day when I was explaining how engineers get hypnotized by the rail and he was yammering on about the safeguards in place to stop them from speeding.

But they aren't in effect around philly and other environs. Because money and stuff. Well actually cause the controlling entities (some of whom are municipalities. See above) have held up the implementation because they don't want to spend the money. Ol' Nutsack slipped that question yesterday for that very reason. He doesn't want a discussion about why the tracks around Philly don't have those safety devices.

See it's the owners of the right of ways that own the rails and they have to do the maintenance. The Feds don't maintain sh!t.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:33 AM (zRby/)

148 Success of passenger rail depends on "urbanism." You lose whatever you save if you arrive in a "normal" city (not NYC) and have to rent a car. Only very concentrated places with all business on transit lines can work with rail arrival.

And this is why our quaint/queynt left is so enamored of it.
They used to be against the "transit trusts." Now they are one.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2015 07:35 AM (xq1UY)

149 128
Sorry to contradict you Vic. A ten-cent increase in the SC gas tax would
not put SC in the high-end. At, 45.2 cents per gallon, SC would still
be below the national average of 49.4 cents.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 07:23 AM (V70Uh)

The area I am in was once rated as the highest gas prices in the country. And I have no idea why that is. What I should have said after the 10 cents tax hike gas prices will increase by 15 cents a gallon or more and gas prices will be among the highest in the country. Because every time they jack up the taxes the venders use that as an excuse to increase the price per gallon even more.

My area is normally the highest in the State.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:35 AM (wlDny)

150 " we will go down like a wet taco."


Ooooh, kinky.

Posted by: H. Clinton at May 14, 2015 07:36 AM (RibsV)

151
Dramatic as the train accident was, train travel is still much safer than air travel and orders of magnitude safer than automobiles.

Yesterday was dramatic, and tragic. But I would not even think twice about getting on a train, be it subway, commuter or the NE Corridor.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:37 AM (St6BJ)

152 150 " we will go down like a wet taco."


Ooooh, kinky.
Posted by: H. Clinton at May 14, 2015 07:36 AM (RibsV)


I did not say "go down on a pink taco."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:37 AM (St6BJ)

153 I don't understand why the push for gays to be able to donate blood.

You're not actually banned for "being gay"; you're declined if you're a man who has had sex with men. Gay virgins, donate away!

You're also declined if you're a straight woman who has had sex with a man who has sex with men (I imagine there are straight woman who answer incorrectly because they've been with someone who has lied, outright or by omission), or a straight woman who has had sex in exchanged for drugs or money (I once asked "Is it OK if they bought dinner?" and apparently that's OK...), or a straight person of any gender who has used injectable street drugs.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:37 AM (rHXGG)

154
You're not actually banned for "being gay"; you're declined if you're a man who has had sex with men. Gay virgins, donate away!


Also doesn't ban lesbians.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 07:39 AM (oVJmc)

155 My area is normally the highest in the State. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:35 AM

So how much y'all paying for gas, Vic?

Around here (Eastern MA) I've seen gas in the $2.56 to $2.86 range recently.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 07:39 AM (P8YHq)

156 BTW, did that train actually stop at the Philly Station?

I was under the impression it was an express and did not stop there at that time.

Very unlikely it could get up to 107 mph in the distance from a standing start.

And btw, where was the conductor during all this? (he/she btw is the one actually in charge of the train)

They didn't see that they were doing 100 mph just outside of Philly?

I think I would've noticed something like that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:40 AM (zRby/)

157 "you're declined if you're a man who has had sex with men"


Because of the butt AIDS.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:41 AM (RibsV)

158 This is the WaPo story talking about profitability.

Maybe some billionaire should buy out AMTRAK, that seems to be the WaPo model for achieving "profitability."

Posted by: Senator Putz Corker at May 14, 2015 07:42 AM (O7MnT)

159 Andy:

Drivin' that train
High on cocaine
Casey Jones you better
Watch your speed ...


Isn't this, also, the story of our Presentdent?

Or has that one been used already? Haven't read comments yet.

Morning, Glories!

Raining raining raining here in NE OK. The dog he are major disapppoint when out he did go. The cats stare at rain, stare at me. I try to explain, yes I am a god to you bringing light, warmth, petting, and food, but there are gods above me and they're in charge of rain.

Still they stare.

Posted by: mindful webworker - unclear on WHAT concept? at May 14, 2015 07:42 AM (bVtr0)

160 155 Around here (Eastern MA) I've seen gas in the $2.56 to $2.86 range recently.


Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 07:39 AM (P8YHq)

It went down to about $2.00 gal a few months ago. It is back up to just over $2.50 now and still climbing. (Reg self-service)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:42 AM (wlDny)

161 Gas prices in this country are way too high. And we have Government to thank for that. About everything Government touches turns to sh*t.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 14, 2015 07:43 AM (1uTkE)

162 "Very unlikely it could get up to 107 mph in the distance from a standing start."
m

This puzzles me. Why would anyone go screaming through an urban area at 100+ mph? Not just common sense but basic human nature to look out for trouble.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:44 AM (RibsV)

163 part of the reason trains don't make money is the car.

Distances of 60 miles or more are not a hardship.

And there are few trains and only between large pop. centers.

Plus no cheap parking if you use the train so it's a hassle getting to one in many places.

Some form of rail travel could be made to be profitable but first they'd have to take the unions out of the equation and the Federal government regulations.

Unions, the high way system and the car killed the train.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:45 AM (zRby/)

164 162 "Very unlikely it could get up to 107 mph in the distance from a standing start."
m

This puzzles me. Why would anyone go screaming through an urban area at 100+ mph? Not just common sense but basic human nature to look out for trouble.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:44 AM (RibsV)


If I were going through an "urban area" I'd haul ass too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:46 AM (St6BJ)

165 They have the train's black box, and surely there is a monitor cam on the engineer.

Unless he went to pee at the worst possible time, he had to be jerking off (figuratively or literally) on the job. Clearly negligent at any rate.

Any 'investigation' is essentially done by this point, the next step is criminal charges.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

166 Also doesn't ban lesbians.

Unless they've had sex with men who have sex with men or had sex with men for drugs or money. Or they've traveled to countries with mad cow or mosquito-borne diseases. It's not the label, it's the behavior.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:47 AM (rHXGG)

167 163 Unions, the high way system and the car killed the train.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:45 AM (zRby/)

Only passenger trains. Freight trains are running at record capacity and making big dollars.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

168 Woah, it's a busy AM!

Moving adventures continue (so thanks again to Vic for the morning roundup before hitting the road).
Packers, craters, and movers all did their work, and the Mouse family is enroute to Texas.
Barring any mishap, I'll be catching tomorrow's am links from somewhere near Texarkana...

*starts waving at any morons in Tennessee*

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 14, 2015 07:48 AM (lZ0Jc)

169 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:01 AM (St6BJ)

Joos have life time clearance for NYC.

It ain't called Hymie Town for nothing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:48 AM (zRby/)

170 Saw Chris Cuomo on CNN a few minutes back. I think the pushback really got under his skin. He was interviewing some transportation authority and the interview went pretty much like this.

Cuomo: So, we're told speed was a factor, but you can't discount that infrastructure spending was cut and that contributed to the disaster, right?

NTSB Dudette: In this case, excessive speed was the cause of the accident.

Cuomo: But if the infrastructure had been upgraded, it could have prevented the wreck, right?

NTSB Dudette: Well, if the train had been equipped with speed controls, but there's no guarantee that could have been accomplished even with more spending.

Cuomo: You know, I was attacked by right-wingers yesterday for saying this was about infrastructure spending, but I was basically right wasn't I?

NTSB Dudette: It's really a separate issue.

Cuomo: Did I mention right-wingers attacked me because I said we needed to spend more on infrastructure? They turned the tragedy into a political football. Right-wingers suck

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 07:48 AM (O7MnT)

171 169 It ain't called Hymie Town for nothing.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:48 AM (zRby/)


It was actually named for Dick Gautier, but that's another story.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:49 AM (St6BJ)

172 "If I were going through an "urban area" I'd haul ass too."




But you live in NYC, so........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:49 AM (RibsV)

173 This puzzles me. Why would anyone go screaming through an urban area at 100+ mph?

Maybe he just wanted to get home in time for 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 07:49 AM (O7MnT)

174 172 "If I were going through an "urban area" I'd haul ass too."

But you live in NYC, so........
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:49 AM (RibsV)


I am speaking from experience.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:49 AM (St6BJ)

175 160 over $4in L.A.

Posted by: MAx at May 14, 2015 07:50 AM (YJeFl)

176 173 Maybe he just wanted to get home in time for 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 07:49 AM (O7MnT)


Maybe he thought he was IN RuPaul's Drag Race.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2015 07:50 AM (St6BJ)

177 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

I knew as soon as I posted that without modifying it with "passenger" that even though we were talking about passenger service and passenger train travel after a passenger train wreck that some pedantic pointilistic fcuker would point out that only passenger trains lose money.

Oh Hi Vic! :p

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:50 AM (zRby/)

178 I knew as soon as I posted that without modifying it with "passenger"
that even though we were talking about passenger service and passenger
train travel after a passenger train wreck that some pedantic
pointilistic fcuker would point out that only passenger trains lose
money.


*giggle*

That's why I keep coming back here, even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (rHXGG)

179 175
160 over $4in L.A.

Posted by: MAx at May 14, 2015 07:50 AM (YJeFl)

CA has "special" rules for gas formulation and I suspect that LA has more on top of that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

180 So Cuomo's first reaction is to demand bigger government and it's our fault he looks like a fool (yet again). Yep, he's a lib.

How much are we supposed to spend on this money pit of an industry?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (oVJmc)

181 Vic is correct - rail freight is doing incredibly well in the US these days. I'd venture that most "progressives"who rant about transportation issues have no clue as to what goods move on which system.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (lZ0Jc)

182 Still they stare.
Posted by: mindful webworker - unclear on WHAT concept? at May 14, 2015 07:42 AM (bVtr0)

This may be the same stare Furry gives me when I refuse to share half & half when I'm pouring coffee.

Posted by: Gem at May 14, 2015 07:54 AM (qlyk5)

183 What happened to smileys?

We've lost SMILEYS NOW?!!!!!!

They came for the html but I didn't code so I said nothing.

Then they came for the ampersands but I could always add an "and" or two so I said nothing.

Then they came for the smileys but by then I was fcuked.

:>

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:55 AM (zRby/)

184 "even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit."


Come now, who says that?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 07:55 AM (RibsV)

185 Why isn't my toenail growing back?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 14, 2015 07:55 AM (3F6F8)

186

Testing (i think I used a small p before)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:56 AM (zRby/)

187 That's why I keep coming back here, even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit.
Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (rHXGG)

Yes but we don't say it OUT LOUD.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 07:57 AM (zRby/)

188 even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit. Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM

Why should you be any different than the rest of us?

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 07:58 AM (P8YHq)

189 Available smilies:

http://smilies.mee.nu/

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 14, 2015 08:00 AM (7YlUk)

190 I stand corrected.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:00 AM (RibsV)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:01 AM (RibsV)

192 167 Only passenger trains. Freight trains are running at record capacity and making big dollars.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

We'll see how long that holds up as oil production starts to decline

Posted by: the real ch3 at May 14, 2015 08:01 AM (IG5KL)

193 Shit, didn't even know I could do that.


Thanks for smiley recipes, Hat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:02 AM (RibsV)

194 156 BTW, did that train actually stop at the Philly Station?

I was under the impression it was an express and did not stop there at that time.

Very unlikely it could get up to 107 mph in the distance from a standing start.

And btw, where was the conductor during all this? (he/she btw is the one actually in charge of the train)

They didn't see that they were doing 100 mph just outside of Philly?

I think I would've noticed something like that.
I
I was asked by my kids what the difference is between a conductor and an engineer, but I didn't know. What is the difference?

Posted by: Chilling the most at May 14, 2015 08:02 AM (zW5rQ)

195 The best thing that happened to trains was the container.

A Standardized container. (in various sizes but conforming to a uniform stackability)

It also helped take away the lower level blue collar jobs that Americans used to have but Hey; win some lose some.

From Hong Kong to your door with no Union Longshoreman/stevedore breaking bulk and stealing stuff. (some still goes on but it's a lot more difficult now.)

Manu. -> truck -> train -> ship-> train -> truck -> you

And the stuff never leaves the container till you get it. (customs may stick their nose in on occasion.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:02 AM (zRby/)

196 Morning all

Headed to NYC today with my Israeli Family to show them around that hell hole--well the nice parts at least- 5th ave and of course since we are Jooos- the Diamond District. Yesterday we went to West Point

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2015 07:00 AM (/tNwW)


Isn't West Point all beautiful wth the grey stone buildings and the view of the Hudson River?

Now imagine that same spot only in January with grey skies, temps in the single digits, snow about a foot deep on the ground, and the wind blowing about 47 mph directly out of the north and being funneled directly from the north across the site by the Hudson River Valley.

That's why we of the Long Grey Line refer to that time of year as the Gloom Period.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at May 14, 2015 08:04 AM (ND9o5)

197 Posted by: Chilling the most at May 14, 2015 08:02 AM (zW5rQ)

Engineer runs the Engine/tractor.

Conductor "conducts" the train. They're in actual charge of the entire physical plant.

Although the conductor and the Engineer cooperate on the operation of the train.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:04 AM (zRby/)

198 The thing about railway subsidies that aggravates the crap out of me is their justification. In the past the government said they were justified because the government forced them to service low passenger rate areas at a loss. That is no longer the case and subsidies were supposed to be phased out years ago. They have not been phased out. So basically what we are doing is subsidizing unions and that is why you see Democrats screaming for more and more money.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 08:05 AM (wlDny)

199
"House GOP slashes Amtrak budget hours after tragedy"
------------
What, we should give Amcrash a raise?Typically you don't reward failure.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 14, 2015 08:05 AM (6n332)

200 "even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit."

Only after you rick-roll me for the 100th time with boobies

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:05 AM (xQX/f)

201 Thank you for posting the article about the gas tax in SC, Vic.
That is very annoying. My husband is retiring from the Navy and we are trying to decide if we should stay in SC. I can't believe the income taxes in this state. The low gas prices were one positive. We all know the increase won't go to fixing the roads even though many of them desperately need it.

Posted by: A Navy Wife at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (rk3CF)

202 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:02 AM (zRby/)


Courtesy of this man.

From my now-home county.

http://bit.ly/1m6loNT

Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (fQAkR)

203 "Typically you don't reward failure."



Alas, 'tis the ways of DC.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (RibsV)

204 203 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (RibsV)

We reward failure all the time-I give you 2012.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:07 AM (/4AZU)

205 Freight trains out west can stretch out ten to twelve thousand feet. That's some long trains.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 14, 2015 08:08 AM (1uTkE)

206 "http://bit.ly/1m6loNT"


The father of the shipping container. Who knew?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:08 AM (RibsV)

207 "Typically you don't reward failure."

Bwah ha ha hahahaha ha

Posted by: Jamie Gorelick at May 14, 2015 08:09 AM (O7MnT)

208 Penalize success, innovation, pride, loyalty and dedication.

That's the UNION way.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:09 AM (zRby/)

209 "We reward failure all the time-I give you 2012."


Now, hold on with the "we" business.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:09 AM (RibsV)

210 I see your 2012 and raise you: 2014

Posted by: Chico Escuela at May 14, 2015 08:09 AM (a7Dd7)

211
Alas, 'tis the ways of DC.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (RibsV)
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (RibsV)

We reward failure all the time-I give you 2012.
Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:07 AM (/4AZU)

------------
I stand corrected. I should have said, outside of politics, you don't reward failure.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 14, 2015 08:10 AM (6n332)

212 153 Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:37 AM (rHXGG)

Democrats hate the actuarial arts...

there's a reason (a big disease w/a little acronym) that they restricted blood donorship...

yet another way to fuck the poor while the rich are protected...

the rich can afford to bank their own blood, the poor not so much.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:10 AM (/4AZU)

213 Pretty soon, we'll all be taking in each other's laundry anyway.

I welcome our new robot overlords and their Indian accented repair people.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:11 AM (zRby/)

214 If we'd only spent another $50 million dollars, that engineer would have put the damn brakes on.

/Cuomo

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:11 AM (oVJmc)

215 I suspect the radical gays WANT more "random accidental totally unforeseeable" HIV infection frankly to "force a cure"...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:11 AM (/4AZU)

216 We fought the war on poverty and we lost.

Poverty decided to move here instead of umpteen other 3rd world hellholes that WE provided the infrastructure, financing, tooling, schematics and patents.

Enjoy living how the Indians USED to live.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:12 AM (zRby/)

217 Chris Cuomo is hilarious. On the heels of embarrassing himself on the 1A, he starts in with the infrastructure meme.

No wonder he's desperately looking for something, anything on which he can save face. Producers must be watching his performance and thinking "If we wanted a transparent know-nothing we could just put Ronan in this spot...."

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 14, 2015 08:13 AM (PFy0L)

218 201 I can't believe the income taxes in this state. The
low gas prices were one positive. We all know the increase won't go to
fixing the roads even though many of them desperately need it.





Posted by: A Navy Wife at May 14, 2015 08:06 AM (rk3CF)

SC income tax is high for the SE. So are property taxes in my area, for the SE. I could get about $1,000 a year decrease in taxes by moving back to GA in a similar area to where I am at now. Of course that would be eat up by the cost of the move.

And from what I understand if you live down there near Charleston taxes are even higher there.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 08:13 AM (wlDny)

219 you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit.
Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (rHXGG)


Only if the "HR" stands for your occupation.

Posted by: Just some guy at May 14, 2015 08:13 AM (yxw0r)

220 I see your 2012 and raise you: 2014

I just learned yesterday that string raises are illegal.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (PFy0L)

221 So basically what we are doing is subsidizing unions and that is why you see Democrats screaming for more and more money. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 08:05 AM

It ain't just the railroads, Vic.

The gubmint has been making big payouts to selected farmers, manufacturers and businesses since FDR's time. And that doesn't includes tax "breaks" that favor politicians' BFFs.

I wonder if the average person would see any negative impact if D.C.'s biggest welfare scheme was shut down. I suspect not. A few hundred fatcats would suffer, but I'd kinda enjoy that.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (P8YHq)

222 I suspect the radical gays WANT more "random accidental totally unforeseeable" HIV infection frankly to "force a cure"...

I love how Reagan 'let people die' because he didn't perform to some vague standard they say he should have, when we don't have a cure 30+ years later. What magic words was Reagan supposed to have uttered that would have changed that?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (oVJmc)

223 187 That's why I keep coming back here, even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit.
Posted by: HR drinking coffee at May 14, 2015 07:52 AM (rHXGG)

Where on earth did you get that idea from?

I'm honestly puzzled..

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (+XMAD)

224 Tax Strike.

Come on. They can't jail everybody.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (zRby/)

225 Well, I have a microphone and you don't, SO YOU WILL LISTEN TO EVERY DAMN WORD I HAVE TO SAY!!

Posted by: Chris Cuomo at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (O7MnT)

226 "we could just put Ronan in this spot...."



What's ol' Frank's boy been up to lately?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:15 AM (RibsV)

227 Same way the Alp crashing German suicidal/homicidal plane pilots sexual proclivities never got reported here. Gay agenda uber all

I thought he had a girlfriend?

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2015 08:16 AM (ztOda)

228 (Only up to #160... is there a new one yet?)

Sefton is Akira Kurosawa??

Grampa Jimbo: "With the Jesuit Francis, it appears that reports of the death of Liberation Theology were exaggerated."

My theory is that Benedict had prophecies talking about what's going to happen to the Pope, so he got this other, expendable fellow to play "Pope" for him during the time of danger. Better than having Joe as VP!

Posted by: mindful webworker - unclear on WHAT concept? at May 14, 2015 08:16 AM (bVtr0)

229 Quantum teleportation will put an end to the need for carbon iintensive "freight trains". Conservatives are anti science and anti progress. If they had their way, we'd still be shipping things vua horse abd buggy.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 14, 2015 08:17 AM (XrHO0)

230 Mom sues school district over son's arrest for NRA t-shirt

http://bit.ly/1Hj1ywV

Posted by: The 2A Hat at May 14, 2015 08:17 AM (7YlUk)

231 222 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (oVJmc)

Reagan "5 alarm dullard" as they used to say was going to personally create a VIRAL cure(you know something that's never been done before?) on the fly when they couldn't even identify the vector in play concretely...

Every time the left accuses the right of "anti-science magic thinking" I have to recite silently the Serenity Prayer to keep from beating them with a club.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:17 AM (/4AZU)

232

What's ol' Frank's boy been up to lately?


He's won a lot of journalism awards since he stopped broadcasting.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:17 AM (oVJmc)

233 Tax Strike.

Come on. They can't jail everybody.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (zRby/)


Challenge accepted...

Posted by: Leviathan at May 14, 2015 08:18 AM (7YlUk)

234 Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at May 14, 2015 08:14 AM (+XMAD)

I think HR is drinking more than coffee.

And btw HR; that WAS a JOKE.

I can think of few here that post regularly that I would think that way about. (Mr. DOO DOO is one but xe even changed nics xe got so embarassed because even the newbies were pwning xe.)

Here's a blast from the past.

You've heard of Gangnam style of course. But did you know that they did a female version using the red head from the first one?

here it is. http://tinyurl.com/cut8wec (youtube)

This will energize you for the morning.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:18 AM (zRby/)

235 Posted by: anon a mouse at May 14, 2015 07:48 AM

Safe travel and godspeed Mousters!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 14, 2015 08:19 AM (60Vyp)

236 Tax Strike.



Come on. They can't jail everybody.


On this, we could be in solidarity with Sharpton.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:19 AM (oVJmc)

237 "He's won a lot of journalism awards since he stopped broadcasting."



Heh. I can understand.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:20 AM (RibsV)

238 Talk about me time:


I've received permission to take any job that will pay the bills in any location in America.

All you morons looking for educated veterans with blue collar work ethic to match a white collar skill-set (or aviation) - feel free to contact me.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 14, 2015 08:20 AM (fwARV)

239 On this, we could be in solidarity with Sharpton.




Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:19 AM (oVJmc)


YOU COULD BE IN SOLIDARITY WITH SHARPTON?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at May 14, 2015 08:21 AM (yxw0r)

240 And the stuff never leaves the container till you get it. (customs may stick their nose in on occasion.)


Generally only if the USDA/APHIS is looking for bugs (a "tailgate inspection."). Most of the inspections nowadays are done using the VACIS system, basically an x-ray. Then if they see something suspicious, they'll open the container.

And they run 'em through radiation detectors.

I remember in the days immediately following 9/11, I worked right in a port at the time, the National Guard was there with portable versions of all this, the VACIS and rad detectors.

I was glad to have them there. Those fine young men and women of the Nat'l Guard really helped put our minds at considerable ease in those scary days when we didn't know if we were going to get hit with a containerized dirty bomb. Every day we left for work not sure we'd ever return. It was a very real fear at the time.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 08:22 AM (7ObY1)

241 Mom sues school district over son's arrest for NRA t-shirt

First and second amendment considerations aside, that kid's hair-helmet is awesome.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 08:22 AM (O7MnT)

242 In the future, everyone will be Akira Kurosawa for fifteen minutes.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 14, 2015 08:22 AM (OCcU9)

243 5 Million Miles to Earth is on TCM.Started at 7:30 though.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:22 AM (mGBKM)

244 238 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 14, 2015 08:20 AM (fwARV)

Pack up and move to Memphis or Louisville and drop a resume on Fred or Brown....

start off as a cargo handler and climb the food chain....then you can get me a job in 5 years comrade.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:22 AM (/4AZU)

245 >>>
I didn't know that an Amtrak train could do 107 mph but now that I do I'll never get on one.<<<

Magnets + Amtrak = High Speed Rail

It's math, you morons.

Posted by: Fritz at May 14, 2015 08:23 AM (UzPAd)

246 5 Million Miles to Earth is on TCM.Started at 7:30 though.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:22 AM (mGBKM)


Quatermass is awesome.

Too bad many people, including Sci-Fi fans, know about the character or the teleplays/movies.

Posted by: British Rocketry at May 14, 2015 08:25 AM (7YlUk)

247 This is a cool video.

https://goo.gl/AkpMgo

Posted by: maddogg at May 14, 2015 08:25 AM (xWW96)

248 "5 Million Miles to Earth is on TCM.Started at 7:30 though."


Been watching. TCM is playing some campy old sci-fi this morning.

Prior to that they were playing "The Tunnel" which was about digging a TransAtl tunnel from the U.S. to England.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (RibsV)

249 I thought he had a girlfriend?

Beard. Who apparently tired of playing the role. He wanted to fly a Germany to San Fransisco route. Train engineer lived in San Fransisco before moving east.

Stuff the Brits are unafraid to report.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (xQX/f)

250 Nah bro, in the future everyone will be Rashomon for fifteen minutes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (68qdQ)

251 Nigel Kneale knew how to write some shit.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (oVJmc)

252 And the redhead's cute.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (RibsV)

253 Posted by: Fritz at May 14, 2015 08:23 AM (UzPAd)

Cost too much (and in some places couldn't be done due to space limitations) to redesign the US rail road bed for high speed rail.

That includes mag lev.

They did studies and the money just isn't there.

And if DEMOCRATS are saying it's too expensive then . .

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (zRby/)

254 "Oh someone go get Col. Breen. I think he's spending too much time basking."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:27 AM (68qdQ)

255 Gooooooooooooooooooooood morning, Hordestan!!!!

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 14, 2015 08:27 AM (3rpCw)

256 The Soviet Justice Wankers = Martian colony.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:28 AM (68qdQ)

257
200 "even though you all think I'm a worthless piece of shit."

Only after you rick-roll me for the 100th time with boobies
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:05 AM (xQX/f)


Now, be fair -- HR posts a link to a "pair of tits".

Besides, isn't the first rule of the HQ, "NEVER click on a moron-proffered link"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2015 08:28 AM (95CzI)

258 249 Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (xQX/f)

I don't give a damn about Neo casey Jones' after-dinner fare so far as his job goes, I care very deeply that in a donk ass admin it will impede the investigation and prosecutory phase...

An Airline Pilot who did this would face very real potential for legal sanction, the Merry Mayhem Man will probably get a paid vacation and cameo at an REM Concert by his picture.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:28 AM (/4AZU)

259 Nigel Kneale knew how to write some shit.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (oVJmc)
******
Nigel Farage does not know how to redistrict some shit.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 14, 2015 08:28 AM (3F6F8)

260 One of my favorite lines from a tv show.

"I don't object to the concept of a deity, but I am baffled by the notion of one who takes attendance."-Amy Farah Fowler
The Big Bang Theory

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 14, 2015 08:30 AM (1uTkE)

261 Even if the red headed engineer doesn't remember a thing as he is being reported as claiming he's still liable for the crash, right?

Posted by: Arson Wells at May 14, 2015 08:30 AM (UnJ7w)

262
Prior to that they were playing "The Tunnel" which was about digging a TransAtl tunnel from the U.S. to England.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:26 AM (RibsV)


I might have something to say about that...

Posted by: Mid-Atlantic Ridge, now with red-hot magma! at May 14, 2015 08:30 AM (95CzI)

263 Meanwhile... in Joe Biden's brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g

Posted by: Hat Hat Hat at May 14, 2015 08:30 AM (7YlUk)

264 The Grateful Dead.....Geez.

If idiocy came with a soundtrack, they would be featured prominently on it.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 14, 2015 08:31 AM (nqiq9)

265 I haven't trusted the NTSB since flight 800.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:32 AM (zRby/)

266 265 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:32 AM (zRby/)

Eh I trust NTSB's agents...I trust no agency.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:32 AM (/4AZU)

267 Point of order Hat, you are assuming facts that are not in evidence.

Does Joe Biden dream in colour and stereo?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:33 AM (68qdQ)

268 Plus the channel tunnel has worked out so well for Britain.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:33 AM (zRby/)

269 All you morons looking for educated veterans with blue collar work ethic to match a white collar skill-set (or aviation) - feel free to contact me.

A buddy of mine works as a manager at a recycling company in Michigan. (Google PADNOS). If you check their website and see an opening, I can put in a word for you.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 08:33 AM (O7MnT)

270 I've never seen The Tunnel.Have to heck if it available on demand.Free of course,because I'm too cheap.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:33 AM (mGBKM)

271 14 The Pope doesn't like US climate skeptics. I don't like communists and watermelons Mr. Pope.

http://bit.ly/1H4jzK2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:41 AM (wlDny)

That's fine. I don't like Popes.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 14, 2015 08:34 AM (nqiq9)

272 I don't give a damn about Neo casey Jones' after-dinner fare so far as
his job goes, I care very deeply that in a donk ass admin it will impede
the investigation and prosecutory phase...


I don't care much either, but denying that male homosexuals have a couple orders of magnitude higher suicide rate does nothing to (becomes suddenly liberal) SAVE OUR CHILDREN!

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:34 AM (xQX/f)

273 Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 08:33 AM (O7MnT)

Can't load their java careers page at work. I'll hit it up tonight and let you know.

Thank you.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 14, 2015 08:34 AM (fwARV)

274 The Catholic Church had a coup d'etat and this guy got the job.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:35 AM (zRby/)

275 @270


Didn't even know it existed. Made in 1936 but they were using tunnel boring machines and shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:35 AM (RibsV)

276
Does Joe Biden dream in color...?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:33 AM (68qdQ)


That depends on whether he ate ate his paste with a crayon chaser.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2015 08:35 AM (95CzI)

277 When I fuck the pope on national tv, the world officially comes to an end.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 14, 2015 08:36 AM (XrHO0)

278 I was watching old shows on YouTube yesterday.Watched the pilot for The Invaders and I think the first regular episode.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:36 AM (mGBKM)

279 *checks library calendar*

Brandon branch has a Bring Your Own Project at 1pm. Wonder if they would object if I brought a cat girl figure kit?

Pearl branch at 7pm is Chapter One Book Club and the book is Unbroken. Don't see any trigger warnings.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:37 AM (68qdQ)

280 Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 14, 2015 08:36 AM (XrHO0)

And the peckerhead that's Pope right now might take you up on it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:37 AM (zRby/)

281 Ronald Reagan, Homosexuality, and AIDS
Was Reagan slow on addressing this new, mysterious disease?

http://bit.ly/RRnAIDS

FWIW, a short armchair-research article I wrote back in 2011. One of the most-hit articles on my site, because of searches on the topic, yet I've never had a comment or response to it, so maybe not worth the time to read...

Posted by: mindful webworker - unclear on WHAT concept? at May 14, 2015 08:37 AM (bVtr0)

282 Somebody asked if the train had actually stopped in Philly.

From the article:

he crash took place about 10 minutes after the train pulled out of Philadelphia's 30th Street Station with 238 passengers and five crew members listed aboard. The locomotive and all seven passenger cars hurtled off the track as the train made a left turn, Sumwalt said.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 08:38 AM (VPLuQ)

283 So, where did all those missing passengers go? I assume most just went home. A few are in the wreckage, rip.

Posted by: Bruce J. at May 14, 2015 08:38 AM (iQIUe)

284 Well,we were lucky to have a really good Pope during the lattter stages of the Cold War.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:39 AM (mGBKM)

285
283 So, where did all those missing passengers go? I assume most just went home. A few are in the wreckage, rip.
Posted by: Bruce J. at May 14, 2015 08:38 AM (iQIUe)


To the Land of Socks That Went Missing in Your Clothes Dryer?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2015 08:40 AM (95CzI)

286 Ending a day with bourbon is OK, right? Even if your day ends at 8:30 in the morning?


Asking for a friend...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 14, 2015 08:41 AM (/2KMt)

287 He put that throttle to the wall coming out of the station.

I would've thought there would be governors on that.

He's being smart though.

It's common for accident victims to have amnesia after an accident. (legitimately researched and proven to happen)

By saying this and sticking to the story, he avoids lying about what he did. He will still be liable but if they can't prove intent then he gets reduced charges.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:42 AM (zRby/)

288 FWIW, a short armchair-research article I wrote back
in 2011. One of the most-hit articles on my site, because of searches
on the topic, yet I've never had a comment or response to it, so maybe
not worth the time to read...

Posted by: mindful webworker - unclear on WHAT concept? at May 14, 2015 08:37 AM (bVtr0)

Links to a leftie ad about racist Republicans.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 08:43 AM (yxw0r)

289 Risky and reckless behavior
Drug use
Disease transmitting sexual practices
Higher suicide rate
Anger issues

Sure glad the reference to gays in the DSM went down
the memory hole. Pontious Pilate and Winston Smith
would be proud.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:43 AM (xQX/f)

290 Hey. Even Pontius kept his hands clean.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:44 AM (zRby/)

291 "Ending a day with bourbon is OK, right? Even if your day ends at 8:30 in the morning?"

Used to drive through Portsmouth Va very early in the morning to get to my last ship, which was going through a reactor refueling and overhaul in drydock.

Watching the yardbirds get off the night shift and head straight to the bars on the main drag of Portsmouth at 0730 or so always made me feel real good.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 08:44 AM (VPLuQ)

292 And Pontius was well toned in his Pilates.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:44 AM (68qdQ)

293 274 The Catholic Church had a coup d'etat and this guy got the job.

--

kinda feels that way

on the plus side ... political infighting never ends at the Vatican.
Francis will try to anoint a successor but it usually doesn't work the way the predecessor wants

Posted by: @votermom at May 14, 2015 08:44 AM (cbfNE)

294 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes. Sorry no story today; got off to a slow start.

Well,we were lucky to have a really good Pope during the lattter stages of the Cold War.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:39 AM (mGBKM)


I'm currently reading a history of the papacy - Absolute Monarchs by John Julius Norwich. Very entertaining, and good for the long view; the Church has, throughout her history, been generally saddled with ineffective, malevolent, corrupt or imbecilic popes, and we remember the greats like Innocent III or JP2 simply because they stand out from the run of mediocities. Francis is just one in a long line of dopes.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 14, 2015 08:45 AM (zF6Iw)

295 Personal experience: The more mentally sound an individual ghey is, the more likely he is to distance himself from "Gay Culture."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 08:45 AM (O7MnT)

296 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 06:44 AM (wlDny)

The NE corridor does not make a profit.

It loses less money than the other Amtrak routes, but without the federal subsidy it would be bankrupt.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2015 08:45 AM (Zu3d9)

297 DAMMIT!! Off sock!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 08:46 AM (zF6Iw)

298 Watching the yardbirds get off the night shift and head straight to the bars on the main drag of Portsmouth at 0730 or so always made me feel real good.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 08:44 AM (VPLuQ


Beer and donuts, man. Beer and donuts. It was the breakfast of champions.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 14, 2015 08:46 AM (nqiq9)

299 On Rush's morning update today he spoke of six confused yutes released from Club Gitmo to Uraguay. They are protesting because the Uraguain government wants them to work and they don't want to. They demand free housing along with their $600 stipend and they are demanding free Netflix. The citizens of Uraguay are fed up with them and want Uncle Sugar to fix it. Fits right in with Coulter's column.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 14, 2015 08:46 AM (ee9LE)

300 MPPPP, time to change socks? Or get a shot of Penicillian

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:47 AM (68qdQ)

301 Very few Popes have resigned while still healthy.

And THIS guy gets the nod?

Known kook and Socialist with just a dash of overweaning ego topped by a soupcon of peasant ignorance.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:47 AM (zRby/)

302

*SJW in the Emergency Room needs to receive blood*


Nurse...Oh, Nurse.

I would like to receive Gay Blood so that I may show solidarity with my Gay brothers and sisters.


*hums selection of songs by "The Smiths" waiting for blood to arrive*

*Nurse arrives with the Gay Blood*

*SJW takes close look at Gay Blood*



EEEEEEeeeee! Gay Blood has glitter in it!!!

It's so sparkly!

*happily claps hands*

Eeeee! Heee! Heeee! Heee!


*Six months later- looks at audience*


The glitter was AIDS virus.


*sad trombone*


FIN

Posted by: SJW at the Emergency Room - A Play at May 14, 2015 08:47 AM (KUa85)

303 Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 08:45 AM (O7MnT)

You mean he becomes . . . heterosexual?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:48 AM (zRby/)

304 37
Looks like we will get a whopping 10 cent a gallon tax hike on gasoline
here in SC. That means gas prices will go up by 15 cents a gallon
placing SC at the top end of gas taxers. Gasoline in my area is already
among the highest in the country. This will just make it worse.


Vic, the summer mixture turnover is making gas higher, but SC is still the lowest on the East Coast.


$2.26 for regular Sunday on I- 85 Greenville.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:48 AM (0FSuD)

305 302 Posted by: SJW at the Emergency Room - A Play at May 14, 2015 08:47 AM (KUa85)

Don't worry NOW WE'LL FIND THE CURE-QUILTING STATIONS PEOPLE!

//SJW Playwright

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 08:49 AM (/4AZU)

306 Da Pope. Recognize Palestine, global warming, and liberation theology. I think that's about seven of the ten commandments right there.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 14, 2015 08:49 AM (ee9LE)

307 Morning all. Sitting here at work wonder where my damn winning lottery ticket is that they hand out to all white males.

Oh BTW, fuck you you affirmative action "President"

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 08:49 AM (fWAjv)

308
Known kook and Socialist with just a dash of overweaning ego topped by a soupcon of peasant ignorance.


The Pope, or the President?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:50 AM (oVJmc)

309 wondering

Damn autocorrect

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 08:50 AM (fWAjv)

310 Francis is just one in a long line of dopes.

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


He's also the last.

Posted by: St. Malachy at May 14, 2015 08:50 AM (yxw0r)

311 So.

A Pope-a-Dope?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:50 AM (zRby/)

312 "Look on the bright side of life, could be stuck on the ISS"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:50 AM (68qdQ)

313 304 $2.26 for regular Sunday on I- 85 Greenville.


Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:48 AM (0FSuD)

$2.50 here and increasing.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 08:51 AM (wlDny)

314 Reagan on Homosexuality and AIDS...
Posted by: mindful webworker - unclear on WHAT concept? at May 14, 2015 08:37 AM (bVtr0)

Links to a leftie ad about racist Republicans.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts


WHAT THE HOLY HELL? My bitly link is dead wrong, thanks for checing Bob!!! Doesn't seem to be in my bit.ly links list now. Have I always had the wrong link? Did bit.ly retire my custom link and someone else got it? Dang! That's really bad.

New link...
http://bit.ly/RR-on-AIDS

Posted by: mindful webworker - I wuz robbed! at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (bVtr0)

315 I wonder if the engineer was celebrating his arrival in the 'City of Brotherly Love' by giving a brother some love. Not that I'd ever want to watch, but if TMZ scores the dashcam video I'd give 'em a click.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (xQX/f)

316 hurtled off the track as the train made a left turn,

-
Isn't this really the story of Obama?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (ee9LE)

317 Vic, if you're still around:

In your newslinks (for which we are ALL grateful each day!), you said that insurance doesn't cover riot-related damages. This is (generally) incorrect:

"Auto, homeowners, and business insurance policies generally include coverage for property losses caused by riots and civil commotions ... Standard business property insurance policies provide coverage for the structure of the building as well as the contents inside"

link: http://tinyurl.com/ltykel4

Posted by: speedster1 at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (xfE5u)

318 286
Ending a day with bourbon is OK, right? Even if your day ends at 8:30 in the morning?


Asking for a friend...


Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 14, 2015 08:41 AM (/2KMt)

Yes. Reminds me of a visit to Pittsburgh in the 70's. Went to a bar in the morning next to steel mill. Third shift got off and 20 guys come in and order a shot and an Iron. That's a shot of rye and a Iron City Beer. They slammed them down.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (0FSuD)

319 hurtled off the track as the train made a left turn,

-
Isn't this really the story of Obama?


Winnah.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 08:53 AM (O7MnT)

320

$2.26 for regular Sunday on I- 85 Greenville.


SC prices would save me $105 per month. I have a stupid long CT commute.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 08:54 AM (JtwS4)

321 New link...

http://bit.ly/RR-on-AIDS

Posted by: mindful webworker - I wuz robbed! at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (bVtr0)

Works now.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 08:54 AM (yxw0r)

322 $2.50 here and increasing.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 08:51 AM (wlDny)

Still better than Charlotte prices. $2.69 regular $2.99 Prem.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:54 AM (0FSuD)

323 From the ONT:

Jack Barsky: There's three things I tell people that the Russians were afraid of. AIDS, Jewish people and Ronald Reagan. And they were deathly...
Steve Kroft: In that order?
Jack Barsky: I think Ronald Reagan took the top spot. They thought he would push the button.


MISS YOU, UNCLE RONNIE. I would say RIP but I'd rather you came back - these DC people are nuts and they're going to get us all killed.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 14, 2015 08:55 AM (nqiq9)

324 Morning.

Little hiccup with the server today....

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Nerve Pinch at May 14, 2015 08:56 AM (3ZtZW)

325 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 08:54 AM (JtwS4)

Let me guess. You live in an old New England Mill town but work on the coast or (shudder) the CITY?

How's that 8% sales tax and, what 6%?, income tax?

I'd get in my car and MOOOOOOVE my friend.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:56 AM (zRby/)

326 "He said: 'It#8217;s kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry. I feel like we shouldn#8217;t even have to have this fight.' "

So another Gay Jihadi ala the Chick Fil A FRC Shooter?

Posted by: Lauren at May 14, 2015 08:56 AM (MYCIw)

327 Re: Amtrak subsidies. The fact is that the government indirectly subsidizes all forms of transportation. If you own an airline, the government provides the airports and traffic controllers. If you own a trucking company or a long distance bus company, the government provides the roads. So there really isn't' anything unfair about government subsidies to railroads, provided of course that the subsidies are reasonable and not a slush fund.

Posted by: Burke at May 14, 2015 08:57 AM (91yCk)

328 I just heard the tail end of a Fox news "poll" for GOP: Who was tied for first? Ben Carson and Jebba H. Boosh. It's GOT to be total B.S.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2015 08:57 AM (5buP8)

329 For those talking about the Catholic Church, go and sin no more....

http://www.e2046.com/product/21094/

Until you buy this figure kit...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:58 AM (68qdQ)

330 Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:54 AM (0FSuD)

??? I was around South Blvd yesterday. $2.35 or so at the Costco. $2.45 to $2.50 elsewhere.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 14, 2015 08:58 AM (fQAkR)

331 Posted by: Burke at May 14, 2015 08:57 AM (91yCk)

The "Government" doesn't subsidize sh!t.

The TAXPAYERS do.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:58 AM (zRby/)

332 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2015 08:57 AM (5buP

From Fox? Bah, I'd say it's about right for them. The "poll" was probably taken in the Fox commissary.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 14, 2015 08:59 AM (nqiq9)

333 And the train conductor says
"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break
We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away"

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Nerve Pinch at May 14, 2015 09:00 AM (3ZtZW)

334 I'm convinced that Murdoch wants another big-government, pro-amnesty type in there and Jeb is his man.

And his network is going to toe his line.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 09:00 AM (oVJmc)

335 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2015 08:57 AM

Just the flip side of the NBC/WSJ "polls."

Bullshit knows no party affiliation. Everyone pushes for their own faves.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 09:01 AM (P8YHq)

336 Bob's House: Works now.

Ugh. Thanks for the help. Wish I could edit that comment with the wrong link.

I petition the Magical Pixy Cob Sysop, could you please change the link in my #281 to this?
http://bit.ly/RR-on-AIDS

(Can you imagine if we tried to enlist the cobs to help us correct every error in the comments? When we can't even seem to get de-hectorized most days? Just joshing earnestly; love you cobs; thanks Andy especially for all the hard work you put into these morning threads!!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - I wuz robbed! at May 14, 2015 09:01 AM (bVtr0)

337 306 Da Pope. Recognize Palestine, global warming, and liberation theology. I think that's about seven of the ten commandments right there

Jesus would not deny climate change. Don't be a poltroon.

Posted by: Bill al Blowhard at May 14, 2015 09:02 AM (hKyl0)

338 317 Posted by: speedster1 at May 14, 2015 08:52 AM (xfE5u)


I said that because one of the news sites said that it generally wasn't covered unless they got a special rider on their policy. There may be a difference between buisness insurance and homeowners where one is covered and the other is not.

and the Dump is up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:02 AM (GpgJl)

339 A Pennsylvania university nursing student is suing the school after failing a required course twice, saying anxiety and depression made it difficult for her to concentrate.

'cause nursing is a low stress job.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:02 AM (fWAjv)

340 Qatar is releasing the Taliban 5 even though the state dept. was supposedly working on a deal to keep them under their house arrest.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2015 09:03 AM (nXN1h)

341 The CS Monitor article on the confused Gitmo Yutes

http://tinyurl.com/mz896rk

"The men have camped out in front of the US embassy to protest
Washington's refusal to provide them financial support. Uruguayans,
while supportive, are growing frustrated with the men accepting aid but
declining recent job offers."

Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2015 09:03 AM (t//F+)

342 I heard Jebba on #Hannity the other day. He has been trained to say the right things now. "Of course, I wanna secure the borders." But I just can't believe him.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 09:03 AM (O7MnT)

343 Burbella said the professor gave her a distraction-free environment and extra time for her final exam when she took the class the second time, but did not respond to telephoned questions as promised, giving her even more stress.

SMDH

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:03 AM (fWAjv)

344 Ben had dumped

Posted by: mindful webworker - clarion at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (bVtr0)

345 Brandon Bostain sure seems like an angry guy...here he was angry in 2005 about parking...

http://tinyurl.com/q79ca68

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (/4AZU)

346 And whenever I hear a Pube say "First, we secure the borders..." I want the next question to be... "How?" This "lip-service to appease the rubes..." doesn't do it for me any more.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (O7MnT)

347 hath had whatever

Posted by: mindful webworker - clarion at May 14, 2015 09:05 AM (bVtr0)

348 Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2015 09:03 AM (nXN1h)

Yeah.

I want this whiner on my Code Team when I stroke out.

NOT!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:05 AM (zRby/)

349 I mean I am not to the point I am hoping brandon bostian in MO just happens to not be the same guy....b/c otherwise he comes across as a professionally pissed off activist who was a train engineer as a hobby.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 09:08 AM (/4AZU)

350 ??? I was around South Blvd yesterday. $2.35 or so at the Costco. $2.45 to $2.50 elsewhere.


Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 14, 2015 08:58 AM (fQAkR)

You can count on Costco to pretty much match SC prices at the border. I filled up yesterday, $2.61 Prem.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:09 AM (0FSuD)

351 "Recognize Palestine, global warming, and liberation theology. I think that's about seven of the ten commandments right there "

Let me take a stab at the enlighten view of the big ten, in order.


1. Glowbull Worming has become a religion, with its own god.
2. Not so sure about that one.
3. It's OK to swear, if it's to support Social Justice
4. It's OK to work on the Sabbath, if it's to support a SJW embraced cause.
5. Call out your father and mother if they are rich, and fail to give all to the poor.
6. Late term abortion does not take a human life.
7. It's not really adultery if you genuinely love each other.
8. It's ok to take the fruits of another labors, and give those fruits to one who has not earned them.
9. It's OK to lie about rape, because it supports a greater truth.
10. It's OK to be resentful of your neighbors things, which they have earned through honest work.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 09:11 AM (VPLuQ)

352 $2.26 for regular Sunday on I- 85 Greenville.
Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:48 AM (0FSuD)

$2.50 here and increasing.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 08:51 AM (wlDny)


Between $2.54 and $2.58 for regular here in North Shore MA.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 09:13 AM (zF6Iw)

353 Posted by: Burke at May 14, 2015 08:57 AM (91yCk)

There is no line item in the federal budget for Southwest airlines.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2015 09:13 AM (659DL)

354 #238, Nearsider, if you want a nice little house in a red state about an hour from Fort Campbell, my fiancee is trying to sell her old place in Madisonville, Kentucky.

If anyone wants it, email is in my sock.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at May 14, 2015 09:14 AM (qoKAm)

355 I mean I am not to the point I am hoping brandon bostian in MO just happens to not be the same guy

Supposedly he attended MO-Columbia up to 2007, so I think, yes, same guy.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 09:15 AM (oVJmc)

356 For those talking about the Catholic Church, go and sin no more....
http://www.e2046.com/product/21094
Until you buy this figure kit...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 08:58 AM (68qdQ)


That's a trigger, right there.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 09:15 AM (zF6Iw)

357 355 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 09:15 AM (oVJmc)

so yeah...this guy is a pro shit stirrer and uh hobbyist train pilot....

"awesome"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at May 14, 2015 09:17 AM (/4AZU)

358 74 Investigators are trying to determine why the train slipped off the
tracks while rounding a sharp curve Tuesday night northeast of
Philadelphia's city center.

G-force?

Posted by: bill-o at May 14, 2015 09:24 AM (nE/OV)

359 Re: Amtrak subsidies. The fact is that the government indirectly subsidizes all forms of transportation. If you own an airline, the government provides the airports and traffic controllers. If you own a trucking company or a long distance bus company, the government provides the roads. So there really isn't' anything unfair about government subsidies to railroads, provided of course that the subsidies are reasonable and not a slush fund.

Your two examples pay specific excise taxes for the use of the facilities. Perhaps one could argue that their taxes are too low, but that's a different argument than just giving taxpayer money to a for-profit entity to pay operating expenses.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 14, 2015 09:31 AM (evdj2)

360 Isn't AMTRAK also "subsidized" by the freight companies maintaining the trackage?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 14, 2015 09:38 AM (evdj2)

361 I think motorhead summed it up nice-



Iron child from a Vulcan's forge
metal scream and thrash
red steel in the driving wheel
hear the pistons clash
black dragon breathing big black smoke
howling up the tracks

I'm riding on the thunderchief
spit in the devil's eye
no force on earth can stop me now
like to see'em try

hey, hey, riding with the driver

Juggernaut coming down the line
hear the banshee cry
engineer like to lose his mind
glory in his eye
too fast to live this way
too young to die

I'm riding on the thunderchief
spit in the devil's eye
no force on earth can stop me now
like to see'em try

hey, hey, riding with the driver

Hold tight, feel the driver's bite
hear the whistle moan
engine rocking to the left and right
vibrating in my bones
once a locomotive steals your soul
you got a casey jones

I'm riding on the thunderchief
spit in the devil's eye
no force on earth can stop me now
kiss your ass goodbye

hey, hey, riding with the driver

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2015 09:38 AM (LWKgp)

362 360
Isn't AMTRAK also "subsidized" by the freight companies maintaining the trackage?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 14, 2015 09:38 AM (evdj2)


There are three major companies that maintain the tracks. AMTRAK is one, CSX is one, and there is one other freight company that I can't remember the name.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:49 AM (GpgJl)

363 There are three major companies that maintain the tracks. AMTRAK is one, CSX is one, and there is one other freight company that I can't remember the name.

Okay, but I'm thinking that even if they paid a "fair share" based on tonnage or something, it would be a tiny increment of maintenance costs. Certainly not enough to support the existence of the tracks. Whereas, the freight hauls could pay for the tracks whether AMTRAK existed or not.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 14, 2015 09:58 AM (evdj2)

364 BTW, AMTRAK only owns one section of track and it is in the NE corridor. The rest of the country is owned and maintained by freight companies and a few regional rail services around cities. .

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 10:02 AM (GpgJl)

365 Hypothesis: reckless train speed was attempt to "go German wings."

That or a methamphetamine hangover.

Posted by: Sarahw at May 14, 2015 10:04 AM (lv2k0)

366 Art up

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

367 "116
Big push is that some electronic system, not yet completely installed would have prevented the train derailment.

So of course, it's evil Republicans murdering train passengers due to defunding.





I wonder if doing the FCUKING SPEED LIMIT might not have reduced the likelihood of a derailment as well!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 07:19 AM (VPLuQ)"

The electronic system keeps the train operating safely even if the train engineer is drunk, stoned, having an epileptic fit, getting a blow job, texting on his phone, looking at pornography, reading "War and Peace" or in any other way of ignoring his job.


Of course, fully automated trains have been in operation for years delivering coal from coal mines to power plants and that would make engineers like the one who killed those people in Philadelphia redundant and that would make the unions sad.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at May 14, 2015 11:08 AM (KDbAT)

368 Loved Jerry Garcia and the Dead. Good reminder of their wonderful lyrics.

Posted by: VA conservative at May 14, 2015 11:33 AM (+pZwg)

369 You couldn't come up with something from Unbroken Chain or Box of Rain...?

Posted by: Phil Lesh at May 14, 2015 03:06 PM (wuOQ2)

370 The fireman screamed
and the engine just gleamed

Posted by: HAL at May 14, 2015 08:23 PM (OmBeX)

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