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1 Uno

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 14, 2015 08:59 AM (jsWA8)

2 Please allow me to introduce myself.
Hope you guess my name.

Posted by: Dillie Lystrokoslich at May 14, 2015 08:59 AM (BnZf1)

3 How come the art in this art thread is just lines of red text?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 09:00 AM (JtwS4)

4 Noodie with fresh Hell.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 14, 2015 09:02 AM (fQAkR)

5 Hide Hillary Is Backfiring


Hillary!'s Hide is backfiring.


IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2015 09:02 AM (KUa85)

6 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 09:00 AM (JtwS4)

Turn your head sideways and then blink really fast and you'll see an amazing sight.














(hah. made you look)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (zRby/)

7 Willowed, But this is timely

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 09:04 AM (t//F+)

8
Great minds:

Former Obama Transportation Secretary and GOP Rep Ray LaHood criticized Republicans on Wednesday for cutting Amtraks funding after one of its trains crashed the night before.

Singer Cher criticized Republicans on Wednesday for cutting Amtraks funding after one of its trains crashed the night before.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (kdS6q)

9 Hide Hillary behind what?
A cement truck?
A semi?
The pile of money that is the Clinton foundation's?
Oh, she'll only fit behind *one* of those....

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (2TN4k)

10
Hillary Clinton trails a generic Republican presidential candidate by double-digits among voters in six key battleground states

So let's get ourselves a generic Republican.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 09:05 AM (JtwS4)

11 Godzilla.... Dude! Go on a diet please.

http://www.hlj.com/product/xps01309

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:07 AM (68qdQ)

12 Why Is WaPo's Philip Bump Lying To Readers About Amtrak?

Every time I see that TV commercial with the woman at work watching her kids come in the door from school on her computer and saying how she loves her spycam because it "keeps her in control of her children," I curse my parents. Who in the hell did my parents think they were, both working full-time jobs and leaving the 4 of us as latchkey kids?

Why, sometimes we even had to fix our own dinner. And once I started driving, I even had to, get this...take my siblings out to eat. The freakin' nerve of my parents!

And look what it did to us. Look how we turned out.

My sister has a PhD, for God's sakes. My middle brother only has TWO lousy masters degrees.

And my poor youngest brother only has, I am so ashamed to admit this, only one Masters Degree.

For shame, mom and dad. For. Shame.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 09:07 AM (7ObY1)

13 Speaking of, if you watch the other panelists on with Krauthammer sometimes they get this gas-face going on and they'll cut over to K-man and he's grinning, so I think he unloads on the set sometimes....

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Nerve Pinch at May 14, 2015 09:07 AM (3ZtZW)

14 Is this the DOOM thread?
If so, I'm going to need more caffeine.

Posted by: Dillie Lystrokoslich at May 14, 2015 09:08 AM (BnZf1)

15 Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2015 09:04 AM (t//F+)

Every day it becomes more apparent that I am doing something wrong. I want free shit too!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:08 AM (fWAjv)

16 This Show Should Have Ended A Decade Ago

He'll always be Derek Smalls to me.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 09:08 AM (7ObY1)

17 Open carry, that's fine in OH. When I first moved here SC was an open carry State. (meaning you could carry it in your glove box or on the seat visible. They passed a concealed carry law but in with that they made open carry illegal. You can however still carry one in the glove box without a permit.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:08 AM (GpgJl)

18 So glad to see FDNY is lowering physical standards.

Who need to be able to pull someone out of a burning building while carrying all that heavy equipment.

Psh. We all know that being a firefighter exists just to make you *feel* special.

Posted by: Lauren at May 14, 2015 09:09 AM (MYCIw)

19 I forgot The Simpsons is still on.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2015 09:10 AM (jA/+t)

20 So did FDNY sing "Feelings" when making this announcement?

Woman in burning building, "I want you! The big burly guy to save me!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:10 AM (68qdQ)

21 But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 14, 2015 09:10 AM (jsWA8)

22 I always enjoy Krauthammer, even when I don't agree. Obviously on this I agree wholeheartedly!

Did we find out more about the engineer guy yesterday?

Posted by: Lea at May 14, 2015 09:11 AM (lIU4e)

23 What's the narrative today? If only republicans didn't hate the gays, then the train wouldn't have crashed?

Posted by: NCKate at May 14, 2015 09:11 AM (i1fxY)

24 Free range parenting. The problem is lawyers. As more and more parents sue school systems for little johnny being hurt on the way to school they lawyer up and law up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:11 AM (GpgJl)

25 The Simpsons, making The Neverending Story seem truncated.

https://youtu.be/7Vf2sDgeu7k

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:12 AM (68qdQ)

26 Interesting. You all do realize that in the WP open carry article, it could be claimed that not only did the guy openly carrying was not breaking the law, specifically not the "causing panic" law, but the motorist who made the false call out of spite and revenge could be said to have made a violation under that same statute.

Oh, well.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2015 09:12 AM (t//F+)

27 If you've ever seen some older firefighters, you'll laugh about all the fuss about this fitness test.

I'm not for AA or lowering standards to do it but how many of the older Fire Fighters could do that stuff today? And if they're going out on fires then they should be able to do it too.

Are they retested? I think they have to pass a physical but do they have to pass a fitness test?


I'm guessing; NO.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:12 AM (zRby/)

28 I saw a Twitter conversation yesterday where some north easterner commuters were complaining about the funding for Amtrak. These guys (you could tell from the conversation) were heeled enough to be making these long daily commutes, but they thought of themselves as entitled to be subsidized by taxpayers from the rest of the country.

These were (most likely) upper middle-class, at least, workers who were exactly like the lower class people who not only expect, but demand, a hand out.

The problems we have in this country with this entitlement mentality, are much bigger than I had thought. The tendrils of social dependency fostered by our government are much more extensive, I think, than most of of realize.

This is some insidious shit.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 14, 2015 09:12 AM (BZAd3)

29 Who still watches the Simpletons?

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at May 14, 2015 09:13 AM (nRvEn)

30 Amazing that one WaPo reporter writes a hit piece about AMTRAK while another says it is profitable in urban areas. Do they even keep track of what they are writing? Do they have editors who are supposed to keep track of this stuff?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:14 AM (GpgJl)

31 I am Groot.

Posted by: Groot at May 14, 2015 09:14 AM (evdj2)

32 So teh Kraut doesn't like Choom Boy again?

Sorry, but I'm no big fan of Fox News either. I think the rot began to set in when they hired Sheppy-Poo Smith and that worthless Special Snowflake whiner Juan Williams. Their ideology has moved more toward Bitch McConnell's brand of "conservatism."

Like so many others, Krauthammer gets most upset when the Mocha Messiah dumps on GOPes, not when he pinches a loaf on the Constitution. In that respect, he's pretty much the same as the rest of the eunuchs among the Konservative Kommentators.

Sorry, Charlie. That gag has gotten stale.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 09:15 AM (P8YHq)

33 According to Vaticanist Sandro Magister, Pope Francis has decided to postpone the publication of his long-awaited encyclical on the environment. The reason, according to Magister, is that the Pope realized that the document in its current state had no chance of receiving the approval of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith under the leadership of Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

Posted by: Darth Vader at May 14, 2015 09:15 AM (e8kgV)

34 What's Driving The Kafkaesque Crackdown On Free-Range Parenting? I read a few paragraphs, closed the tab, then realized I never got the answer to what's driving the crackdown. So I re-opened the tab, tried to read further, and I guess my attention went deficit, because I gave up and never did exactly get the answer. George Will? Oh.

Then, I only get a bit of Springtime For Dictators because restricted access.

I can't believe how little I care about the zombie Simpsons show.

And something on the 4thA/Open Carry page locked up my browser.

Just not having a lot of luck with the links today, but thanks for your work, alla time, BenK.

Posted by: mindful webworker - beginning to see a pattern here... at May 14, 2015 09:15 AM (bVtr0)

35 The bottom line on this Amtrak shit is that Amtrak should be profitable and not subsidized at at all, but that doesn't even enter the conversation.

The only conversation that is taking place at all is about to what extent is NEEDS to be subsidized.

Within that mindset is where the crux of the problem lies.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 14, 2015 09:16 AM (BZAd3)

36 >>Free range parenting. The problem is lawyers.

I'd also blame the increase in households where two parents work. This has led to more micro-management of kids' time outside of school, reducing the amount of time kids jus hang out w/friends in the neighborhood, bouncing between houses, etc. It's a lot easier to wander the neighborhood when you had the safety net of your mom, and all your neighborhood friend's moms being present - an unofficial neighborhood watch.
*I'm a working mom, so I'm not dumping on anyone's choices.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2015 09:16 AM (2TN4k)

37 Everybody loves a military man.

Posted by: Gen. Eric Republican, USAF ret. at May 14, 2015 09:16 AM (evdj2)

38 Is this the DOOM thread?
If so, I'm going to need more caffeine.

Posted by: Dillie Lystrokoslich at May 14, 2015 09:08 AM (BnZf1)


Not enough Hitler for that:

http://bit.ly/1IAdWcf

Posted by: First Person Hat at May 14, 2015 09:16 AM (7YlUk)

39 Re Castro and the Pope. Everyday I find another reason why I think this pope is bad for the church.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:16 AM (GpgJl)

40
McConnell loves turtle comparisons

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R Ky.) says he's not offended by jokes that compare him to a turtle.

The Hill




He thinks it's because he's "slow but steady" like in the story of The Tortoise and the Hare.

Someone should tell him.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:17 AM (kdS6q)

41 Re Hide Scankles strategy. Her popularity is probably taking a nose dive because the MFM is finally outing her crooked dealings. Not because she is hiding.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:18 AM (GpgJl)

42 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:19 AM (kff5f)

43 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:17 AM (kdS6q)

I call him Turdle so there's no confusion.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:19 AM (zRby/)

44 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:19 AM (kff5f)

45 11 I have big bones!
Godzilla

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:20 AM (mGBKM)

46 I loved The Simpsons.Was a great even handed show until the BDS hit.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:21 AM (mGBKM)

47 Yes, another GOP clown show for debates. They don;t call them the Party of stupid for nothing. And Trump who doesn't know what party he belongs to will be there too. Just listen to him.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:21 AM (GpgJl)

48 Every day it becomes more apparent that I am doing something wrong. I want free shit too!!

If you want to get your daughters on the right path in life, tell them to skip math class and fuck the stoners behind the gym instead.

I didn't, and now I'm unterfrauen. For conservatives and liberals alike.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 14, 2015 09:21 AM (ZKzrr)

49 I was getting gas this morning on the way to work and I looked over and police officer had pulled some kid over for speeding. (this was a black teenage boy).

I was eavesdropping a bit and everything was cordial but the police officer said something like 'please don't reach over. This is for our safety'? I wonder if that bit of instruction is new?

Posted by: Lea at May 14, 2015 09:21 AM (lIU4e)

50 The lowering of physical standards is just a continuance of the lowering of overall standards.

I'm not sure how well known this is, so it might be totally common knowledge, but just in case I'll say it anyway.

Becoming a firefighter is fairly difficult because you don't just have to pass the test, you have to pass in the top few slots.I don't know if this is across the board, but in some dpts former military guys are given a few extra point, so if you've got 10 "A" scores, and 4 of those guys are ex-military, they're going to become A+ scores.

Since they only take a few new recruits at a time, to make sure you get a slot you basically need a perfect score in some departments.

Anyway, the point is that just "passing" the test means absolutely nothing. If you get a 75, you ain't becoming a firefigher.

Well, a number of years ago some black men sued the Miami Dade (I believe) fire dpt because they "passed the test" but weren't hired.

They kept crying to the media "We passed the test!" Well, yeah, you got 72s. There are 100 men who scored higher than you, including, I'm sure tons of ex military guys who not only scored higher than you, but also got their bonus points.

They cried and cried, and eventually the city relented and accepted them into the fire training program, I think because they were forced to by law.

Well the trouble is that "passing" that first test is just the first step to becoming a firefighter. You have to pass an actual fire exam at the end. Not one of of those men passed.

Que the cries of racism, again. So the city hired tutors to try to get them to pass. They still didn't pass. Eventually they all flamed out (sorry, sorry) and poor Miami was left seething and out all the resources they were forced to devote to some guys who never should have been in the program to begin with.

But...they "passed the test!"

Now imagine this with the physical test, and just think of the fun we'll see.

Posted by: Lauren at May 14, 2015 09:21 AM (MYCIw)

51 Yeah JEM and the Holograms was not the best cartoon show... but the movie judging by this trailer seriously manages to pee all over the TV series.

https://youtu.be/yaPgK073xEg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:22 AM (68qdQ)

52 Fire Departments and police have been reducing standards for years so women and minorities have a better chance to be hired. Helping the public is secondary.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:22 AM (GpgJl)

53 This Show Should Have Ended A Decade Ago

I can tell you exactly when I stopped watching. It was, I think, one of the first times Kang and Kodos appeared on the Halloween special. They threatened to kill all of the country's politicians, to which Homer snidely responded, "Oh, you couldn't kill all of them" and the aliens said, "Just watch us!"

Off they flew. And just before they were out of sight, in a line obviously pasted in post-production, Lisa yelled, "Don't forget Newt Gingrich!"

Haven't watched since.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 09:23 AM (zF6Iw)

54 I always thought The Simpson fell flat.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at May 14, 2015 09:24 AM (HstNY)

55 Was a great even handed show until the BDS hit.

Recently popped the third season into the DVD player and it was still funny. Conan O'Brien was the best of their writers, really.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 14, 2015 09:24 AM (ZKzrr)

56 53 If it was more recent it would be "Don't forget Sarah Palin!"

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:25 AM (mGBKM)

57 "Are they retested? I think they have to pass a physical but do they have to pass a fitness test?"

My FIL was, but I don't know how often. Even as a man in his 50s he was absurdly strong though.

Fun fact: He was almost too short to join. His recruiter told him to stand up as tall as possible because he was right at the threshold.

Won't anyone do anything about this height discrimination?!

Posted by: Lauren at May 14, 2015 09:25 AM (MYCIw)

58 I think the only way to settle the debate problem is to add another round of playoffs. Maybe have a play-in round, where you take people nobody has heard of, like Fiorina and Jindahl, who have to go head to head, so we can see who emerges from that. Then seeding would clearly be involved.

Would Jeb be a #1? Cruz? If so, you can't put them in the same bracket. Or maybe give them a first round bye?

I don't know. It's all so complicated. Is Draftkings going to have one-day debate games?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 14, 2015 09:25 AM (TOk1P)

59 Has anyone heard this?

Most immigrants to US now come from China and India displacing Mexico

http://tinyurl.com/la8jjhg

Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2015 09:25 AM (t//F+)

60 Hillary Clinton trails a generic Republican presidential candidate by double-digits among voters in six key battleground states
So let's get ourselves a generic Republican.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 09:05 AM (JtwS4)


See, I knew you wingnuts would come around sooner or later.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at May 14, 2015 09:26 AM (D5hxK)

61 Posted by: Citizen X at May 14, 2015 09:07 AM (7ObY1)

I'm a big proponent of the wife being at home with the kids up until kindergarten/first grade and then being home when they get home from school. Your family turned out fine, but I know a lot that did not in similar situations. Kids need to know there parents are there for them, but no helicoptering around.

Having a webcam is no substitute for actually being there.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at May 14, 2015 09:26 AM (nRvEn)

62 28--I saw a Twitter conversation yesterday where some north easterner commuters were complaining about the funding for Amtrak. These guys (you could tell from the conversation) were heeled enough to be making these long daily commutes, but they thought of themselves as entitled to be subsidized by taxpayers from the rest of the country. These were (most likely) upper middle-class, at least, workers who were exactly like the lower class people who not only expect, but demand, a hand out.

Its been 20 years since regular middle class joes and janes could afford to take Amtrak between NYC, Philly and DC.* Those trains overwhelmingly cater to government and corporate types, all traveling on expense account. If the fares doubled tomorrow, to make up for a much hoped for reduction in government funding, the same people would continue buying and expensing the tickets. So fck them sideways.

*instead, they use regional rail, and bus.

Posted by: Bill al Blowhard at May 14, 2015 09:27 AM (hKyl0)

63 Pic released of Amtrak engineer.

What the hell is DJ Qualls doing there???


http://tinyurl.com/2d5th5c

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:27 AM (fWAjv)

64 Yeah JEM and the Holograms was not the best cartoon show... but the movie judging by this trailer seriously manages to pee all over the TV series.

https://youtu.be/yaPgK073xEg


My daughter has been watching the old cartoon show on Netflix and really likes it. This movie is not that cartoon.

They took the cartoon and Dawson's Creeked it.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (PFy0L)

65 And that may have been posted many times but have been busy

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (fWAjv)

66 Most immigrants to US now come from China and India displacing Mexico

It doesn't say if they're talking about legal immigrants or illegally-resident aliens...but it seems reasonable to assume most of the Mexicans who want to be here already are.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (ZKzrr)

67 Maybe they could hold a draft! Have some minor stars, maybe mayors and state legislators, the occasional governor if his state is tiny enough. Hold a draft, figure out which one of them looks like they might be ready for the big leagues.

Get Mel Kiper and Mike Mayock to run endless mock drafts leading up to it.

I tells ya, this political game has some untapped potential here. Why we let the Georgette Mosburger types decide this stuff is beyond me. It's like we're living in the 1960s before the designated hitter and instant replay. And the mound was way too high.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (TOk1P)

68 I say they have a game of Calvin Ball.

That or Rochambeau. (no. not that sissy rock paper scissors one).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (zRby/)

69 I'm not getting the whole Harry Shearer quitting "The Simpsons" dealio.

Voicing cartoons is like found money.

Hell, he can even call in or email in his parts - literally.

And the Ned Flanders and Mr Burns speaking parts probably last less than a minute most weeks.


I guess like usual they wouldn't pay "The Star" what he demanded, so he quit-

to star in all those Harry Shearer movies the world been crying for.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (KUa85)

70 28
The problems we have in this country with this entitlement mentality, are much bigger than I had thought. The tendrils of social dependency fostered by our government are much more extensive, I think, than most of of realize.

This is some insidious shit.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 14, 2015 09:12 AM (BZAd3)



Yep. Every government program should be cut, except the ones that benefit me.

It could also be argued that this is another manifestation of the "special snowflake" phenomenon. It ain't just millennials.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (zoehZ)

71 27 Are they retested? I think they have to pass a physical but do they have to pass a fitness test?


I'm guessing; NO.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:12 AM (zRby/)

They do here. At the plant where I worked we were required to attend the SC Fire Academy once a year. And it included a requirement that you had to carry/drag a 150 pound dummy down 5 flights of stairs in the smoke house with fires going. You were also required to pass an annual physical.


The local fire department had a similar requirement.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (GpgJl)

72 They took the cartoon and Dawson's Creeked it.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (PFy0L)


Hmm... I should probably warn my wife. She wants to see it.

Also, what is this I hear about Mad Max being a Feminist screed? 'Cause I don't want to waste my money on something I'm going to hate, but... Mad Max.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (kff5f)

73 Venezuela: Why a government petition against US sanctions has some shaking

In 2003, the opposition signed a petition to recall Chávez, but many later faced government repercussions. Now, a similar idea has been proposed for Venezuelans who don't sign a petition against US sanctions - and people are falling in line.

http://tinyurl.com/o67jkld


people like Sean Penn Looooorve them some Venezuela dictatorship. They see it as a shining beacon to emulate
I cannot tell you how I feel about that.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (t//F+)

74 "They kept crying to the media "We passed the test!" Well, yeah, you got 72s. There are 100 men who scored higher than you, including, I'm sure tons of ex military guys who not only scored higher than you, but also got their bonus points. "

Back in a former life, I would have to Chair Navy ranking Boards for the Command.
We would decide who gets the Early Promote, Must Promote, Promote and so on.

At the end of the day, the answer would be "Yes, you are qualified, but you are not most qualified".

And every Fitrep cycle, I would have to set down and address the complaints about unfairness.

And every one of the ones complaining would have the same physically identifiable traits..

When looking for the best, you don't hire from the middle of the pack.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (VPLuQ)

75 Boy that Federalist slap down of the WaPo was epic.


Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:30 AM (0FSuD)

76 Posted by: Jeb Bush at May 14, 2015 09:26 AM (D5hxK)

Generic, not GENETIC you buffoon.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:30 AM (zRby/)

77 The Simpsons had already deteriorated badly when I gave it up.

While we had our fine volunteer guys fighting in wars, Simpsons had a scene where military recruiters at the mall can't convince some punks to join up. One of the recruiters remarks something like, "We can't even get the dumbest kids from the dumbest town to sign up!"

Turned it off. Never watched again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - let the cartooooon... begin! at May 14, 2015 09:30 AM (bVtr0)

78 If you want to get your daughters on the right path in life, tell them to skip math class and fuck the stoners behind the gym instead.
I didn't, and now I'm unterfrauen. For conservatives and liberals alike.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 14, 2015 09:21 AM (ZKzrr)


Don't talk like that, HR. {{hugs}}

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 09:31 AM (zF6Iw)

79 I say they have a game of Calvin Ball.

That or Rochambeau. (no. not that sissy rock paper scissors one).


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:28 AM (zRby/)


I never thought of that. Of course. What our political process needs, really, is actual violence with a very real chance of some of these clowns hurting themselves, physically.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 14, 2015 09:32 AM (TOk1P)

80 This is nice.
http://is.gd/vx5TzF

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at May 14, 2015 09:32 AM (ZKzrr)

81 Also, what is this I hear about Mad Max being a Feminist screed? 'Cause I don't want to waste my money on something I'm going to hate, but... Mad Max.

From what I hear, Max is basically a supporting role to the Charlize Theron character. Supposedly is all about Grrrl Power and shit.

Whatever.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 14, 2015 09:32 AM (PFy0L)

82 AllenG if you watch the trailer I posted its cookie cutter plot.

Unknown is discovered. Goes big time with band mates. Fame goes to her head. Friends quit in disgust as record company focuses only on JEM. Star has sadz while still being a star. And so on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:33 AM (68qdQ)

83 "Also, what is this I hear about Mad Max being a Feminist screed?"

The chick from Vagina Monologues consulted. That's all I need to know.

Posted by: Lauren at May 14, 2015 09:34 AM (MYCIw)

84 yeah. with Charlize Theron.

That should've been a give away right there.

Do they think men won't notice that they keep replacing the men heros with sjw ranting females?

I guess they figure they'll make the money from the other half and then there's foreign sales.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:34 AM (zRby/)

85 The sex slaves are going to escape,maybe with Max's help.Than they will suddenly become awesome ass kickers who wipe out the whole slave owning class.Saved you $10 bucks.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:34 AM (mGBKM)

86 Also, what is this I hear about Mad Max being a Feminist screed? 'Cause I don't want to waste my money on something I'm going to hate, but... Mad Max.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (kff5f)

'Vagina Monologues' playwright was a consultant to add to it's feminist appeal.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:35 AM (fWAjv)

87 Unknown is discovered. Goes big time with band mates. Fame goes to her head. Friends quit in disgust as record company focuses only on JEM. Star has sadz while still being a star. And so on.

The story of Obama?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 09:35 AM (zF6Iw)

88 The Simpsons should have ended at about the time Phil Hartman was murdered by his crazy bitch wife.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 14, 2015 09:35 AM (l3LvV)

89 Also, what is this I hear about Mad Max being a Feminist screed? 'Cause I don't want to waste my money on something I'm going to hate, but... Mad Max.

From what I hear, Max is basically a supporting role to the Charlize Theron character. Supposedly is all about Grrrl Power and shit.
------------

Well, I liked Xenia, Warrior Princess.




Lu Cipher, a poor, tasteless man.
Pleased to meat chew.

Posted by: Dillie Lystrokoslich at May 14, 2015 09:36 AM (GwReq)

90 "yeah. with Charlize Theron."

Isn't she the one who shamed Sean Penn into giving up his gun collection, so he could keep getting access to her vaginal based entertainment unit?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 09:36 AM (VPLuQ)

91 MPPPP except JEM has better bewbs and hair.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:37 AM (68qdQ)

92 HR. Are you okay?

Seriously.

I am concerned by the tone of some of your comments this morning.

I'm not good with the emo stuff but sometimes just talking about it puts it in perspective. Whatever it is. If it is anything.

So?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:37 AM (zRby/)

93 Isn't she the one who shamed Sean Penn into giving
up his gun collection, so he could keep getting access to her vaginal
based entertainment unit?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 09:36 AM


"This is my rifle, this is my gun...."

-- Stuff Sean Penn Should Have Said

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 14, 2015 09:38 AM (P8YHq)

94

I'm not getting the whole Harry Shearer quitting "The Simpsons" dealio....Hell, he can even call in or email in his parts - literally.
Posted by: naturalfake



He did - literally.

He's been living in New Orleans post-Katrina, because he hates Dubya just that much, and tele-whatevering in his voice work.

Shearer was the instigator of the first Simpsons VA strike, so more of the same really. He's talented, and has done some great work on the show and elsewhere, but has a giant chip on his shoulder. Must be hell to work with.

Great DJ though. I discovered scads of interesting music thru his Le Show back in the day.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:38 AM (kdS6q)

95 >>The chick from Vagina Monologues consulted. That's all I need to know.

Whaaaaat?
That's sounds like a good way to destroy a kick-ass post-apocalyptic movie.

We've already had that movie w/Rhona Mitra called "Doomsday."

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2015 09:38 AM (2TN4k)

96 Hey fappers. Having a morning today...arrgh.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2015 09:39 AM (2Ojst)

97 Politicians should have "skin in the game".

Real and their own.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:39 AM (zRby/)

98 'You are why people don't like Jews... You are exactly where the term 'Jew you out of something' came from. You're exactly why my grandfather and everybody else I know has had a hard time doing business in this city, because you're trying to stiff me out of f*cking money that you contractually owe me.'


Surprisingly that is not CBD but a Democratic campaign consultant. So, crickets.


http://tinyurl.com/jwprhmx

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:39 AM (fWAjv)

99 Boy that Federalist slap down of the WaPo was epic.

I love the part at the end where he then *also* slaps down Bump's "clarification."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:39 AM (kff5f)

100 Yeah JEM and the Holograms was not the best cartoon show... but the movie judging by this trailer seriously manages to pee all over the TV series.

https://youtu.be/yaPgK073xEg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:22 AM (68qdQ)


Makes that "Josie and the Pussycats" movie look like Citizen Kane

Posted by: The Truly Outrageous Hat at May 14, 2015 09:39 AM (7YlUk)

101
Charlize Theron

Isn't she the one who shamed Sean Penn into giving up his gun collection, so he could keep getting access to her vaginal based entertainment unit?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice




Any man not taking that deal? You can always buy more guns when she's gone.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:40 AM (kdS6q)

102 Last night on the radio they had guys calling in who claimed they were railroad engineers. One claimed that he knows a witness that saw the tracks swing out with the train that derailed and another that there is some sort of hook system on the cars and track that engage over certain speeds to prevent derailment. I wonder if there is more to this than a dumb fcuk asleep at the wheel.

Posted by: dartist at May 14, 2015 09:40 AM (ahBY0)

103 Liberals never miss an opportunity to push the narrative.



Amtrak crash remind you of any other, MUST DO things after a tragedy?



I'll take Sandy Hook Shooting for a $1,000, Alex

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:41 AM (0FSuD)

104 Unknown is discovered. Goes big time with band mates. Fame goes to her head. Friends quit in disgust as record company focuses only on JEM. Star has sadz while still being a star. And so on.

Oh. So Josey and the Pussy Cats without the humor and self-mocking.

Great. Just what I want to spend money on.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:41 AM (kff5f)

105 Makes that "Josie and the Pussycats" movie look like Citizen Kane

Hat bringing the Smackdown+10

Have you managed to get any sleep?

Racing Miku - http://www.hlj.com/product/fre29509

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:41 AM (68qdQ)

106 Walks in...

I do not smell the bacon cooking. Is the stove broke again?

Walks out, hungry.

Sigh.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 14, 2015 09:42 AM (FviSe)

107 @102

That sounds like total horse shit. There is a dead man's switch, he could not have been asleep. They are talking about the automatic slow down shit that Amtrak had not installed in Philly.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:43 AM (0FSuD)

108 Have you managed to get any sleep?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:41 AM (68qdQ)


Just a tiny 15 hour nap...

Posted by: The Well Rested Hat at May 14, 2015 09:43 AM (7YlUk)

109 I just moved to Open Carry Ohio from Nobody Can Carry Maryland. Notably free of riots.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 09:43 AM (O7MnT)

110 That sounds like total horse shit. There is a dead man's switch, he could not have been asleep. They are talking about the automatic slow down shit that Amtrak had not installed in Philly.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:43 AM (0FSuD)


Oh, Heaven forbid we actually expect government workers to be awake on the job!

Posted by: The Waking Hat at May 14, 2015 09:44 AM (7YlUk)

111 104 Unknown is discovered. Goes big time with band mates. Fame goes to her head. Friends quit in disgust as record company focuses only on JEM. Star has sadz while still being a star. And so on.

Oh. So Josey and the Pussy Cats without the humor and self-mocking.

Great. Just what I want to spend money on.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:41 AM (kff5f)

If there's a prolonged, gratuitous post-concert shower scene I might consider it, otherwise meh.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2015 09:44 AM (2Ojst)

112 I like Jews. Especially lobster eating Jews.


Nevergiveup?

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (0FSuD)

113 Lindsay Lohan converting to the Religion of Peace.



Where did I place that 'fuck I could give?'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (fWAjv)

114 If there's a prolonged, gratuitous post-concert shower scene I might consider it, otherwise meh.

Just wait for the snippet to appear on YouPorn.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (evdj2)

115 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:22 AM (68qdQ)

I never really watched it as a kid, but didn't they have some sort of special powers? This looks like a Disney teen movie were we have arc of friends->fame->split->lesson learned->happily ever after.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (nRvEn)

116 I like Jews. Especially lobster eating Jews.

Nevergiveup?

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (0FSuD)


I didn't know you cared!

Posted by: Dr. Zoidberg at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (7YlUk)

117 I wonder if there is more to this than a dumb fcuk asleep at the wheel.
Posted by: dartist

The train had left a station only 11 minutes before the accident. Must have been really tired, or really in love with his cell phone.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (FviSe)

118 Amtrak, wait until the bullet train gets built in California, (if ever)
It will cost a bundle to keep it running between Madera and downtown Fresno.

Posted by: colin at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (P8/B4)

119 'Vagina Monologues' playwright was a consultant to add to it's feminist appeal.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:35 AM (fWAjv)


I guess I just don't want to admit that they took what should have been the greatest guy movie of the last several years and made it into a feminist piece of crap.

Look, I don't even mind the "Strong female lead." I thought BtVS was great. I liked the Hunger Games and Catching Fire (Mocking Jay- both as a book and the movie, is much weaker). I like the Mercy Thompson novels. Okay, fine.

But Mad Max is supposed to be by guys for guys. It's supposed to have sooped-up cars, hawt chicks in scanty clothing, explosions, and people dying. And Mad Max is supposed to (to borrow a phrase from AtC) "Kill the f*ck out of absolutely everyone."

If you *want* a female lead to kind of balance Max, I guess I don't care. But leave the basic plot alone.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (kff5f)

120 Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:43 AM (0FSuD)

Not up to Amtrak to install. (except in locations where they may own the right of way)

Whoever owns the rails does the maintenance.

The Feds make recommendations and rules but the owners of the rails are the ones to implement them.

it's possible that Philly owns the right of way which is why Nutsack pushed off on a question about that system the other day.

This too may be laid at the feet of parsimonious Democrats. (parsimonious when it comes to infrastructure cause bridges and highways don't vote.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (zRby/)

121 107

They are talking about the automatic slow down shit that Amtrak had not installed in Philly.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:43 AM (0FSuD)


Is this something we can blame on Republicans?!?

Posted by: every democrat, masturbating furiously at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (l3LvV)

122 HOW VOLT WORKS

Gas is optional

Volt takes gas as well as electricity, but don't think you'll be spending much time at the pump. On a full charge, Volt can get an EPA-estimated 38 miles gas-free ...


Electric cars get 40 miles per charge, which is like driving your car on empty all the time.

Posted by: Vince Foster at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (e8kgV)

123 That sounds like total horse shit. There is a dead man's switch, he
could not have been asleep. They are talking about the automatic slow
down shit that Amtrak had not installed in Philly.

Just repeating what I heard. There's a guy down the block who is an engineer on a commuter train here. I'll have to catch him and get his opinion.

Posted by: dartist at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (ahBY0)

124 You think that was enough sleep?

1pm at library is a Bring Your Own Project... wonder how they would react if I brought a cat girl figure kit?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:47 AM (68qdQ)

125 113
Lindsay Lohan converting to the Religion of Peace.







Where did I place that 'fuck I could give?'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (fWAjv)

So, when is she going to have her clit removed??

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:47 AM (0FSuD)

126
Meanwhile, in San Francisco politics:

Enrique Pearce, a campaign consultant who worked with Mayor Ed Lee and many other well-known political figures in San Francisco, had photos and videos of infants and young children being raped and sexually violated when he was arrested, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Pearce had been under investigation since a man reported an online chat in which someone identified as Pearce said the idea of "sharing a boy with another man is really hot."

http://tinyurl.com/pf9xobq

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:47 AM (kdS6q)

127 The sex slaves are going to escape,maybe with Max's help.Than they will suddenly become awesome ass kickers who wipe out the whole slave owning class.Saved you $10 bucks.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:34 AM (mGBKM)

Also, what is this I hear about Mad Max being a Feminist screed? 'Cause I don't want to waste my money on something I'm going to hate, but... Mad Max.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:29 AM (kff5f)

'Vagina Monologues' playwright was a consultant to add to it's feminist appeal.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:35 AM (fWAjv)



One of the biggest appeals of the whole previous Mad Max series, was-

the stripped down, action oriented nature of the scripts and movies.

Juuuuust enough dialogue to keep us oriented and no more.

Rewatch "The Road Warrior". How much dialogue was in that movie?

10 minutes max (heh!)?


With the addition of the "Vag Mono" hag's input-

that means lots talky-whiny-talky-whiny-talkiness

where Furiosa stands and yammers on for minutes on end about fymynysm and her motivations and zzzzzz.

I hope not but Vag Mono hag's involvement points to that.



Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2015 09:48 AM (KUa85)

128 If there's a prolonged, gratuitous post-concert shower scene I might consider it, otherwise meh.

On the up-side, my wife doesn't want me to go see it- she's going to go with one of her girl friends. So that's something, anyway.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:48 AM (kff5f)

129 But Mad Max is supposed to be by guys for guys. It's supposed to have sooped-up cars, hawt chicks in scanty clothing, explosions, and people dying. And Mad Max is supposed to (to borrow a phrase from AtC) "Kill the f*ck out of absolutely everyone."

If you *want* a female lead to kind of balance Max, I guess I don't care. But leave the basic plot alone.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (kff5f)



Dude! Trigger warning next time!

*curls up with my binky

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:49 AM (fWAjv)

130 Tomorrowland

There are three trailers.

Posted by: Dillie Lystrokoslich at May 14, 2015 09:49 AM (GwReq)

131 Sean Davis did an incredibly smart thing.

He wrote an article about Philip Bump, a Washington Post reporter, and how wrong the article Bump wrote about Amtrak was.

Davis gave the facts as to why Bump was wrong, but he didn't dwell on arguing about Amtrak. He focused on what a biased, misinformed, lying piece of shit Philip Bump is.

Other conservative writers need to learn from this and use the style.

Fight the urge to argue the point of whatever the discussion is and focus like a laser on the leftist in the media who is lying/stupid. In the long run, ruining some of these people through humiliation will do more to scare off others or change their writing than any other method.

Personalize, mock, humiliate. Use the tools of the left against them.

Posted by: jwest at May 14, 2015 09:50 AM (9ZZd+)

132 Lets have Ms. Tina Turner weigh in on this matter of Mad Max

https://youtu.be/dq4aOaDXIfY

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:50 AM (68qdQ)

133 Morning all. Thinking about the inherent problems for those of us on the Right who once again are going to have our candidates and eventual nominee presented by the Information services that are controlled by the Left.
This has been standard procedure for so long that aside from bitching about it, we seem to just accept it. Does anyone here have an answer to this obviously poisonous situation?

Posted by: Kraken at May 14, 2015 09:50 AM (sdxPm)

134 @120

Amtrak owns the Philly rail line. They have installed the system up and down the line, but never got to doing Philly where the biggest track wreck ever occurred in 1943, 79 soldiers on a troop train died.




Hey, why install it where wrecks happen? http://tinyurl.com/mtgm9mm

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:50 AM (0FSuD)

135 >>HR. {{hugs}}

Seconded! I don't know what's going on with you, but I will say that I get persuasion now in a way that I didn't as teenager. It's about regret.

Posted by: Lea at May 14, 2015 09:50 AM (lIU4e)

136 Posted by: Vince Foster at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM (e8kgV)

Yeah, like I'm gonna take vehicle advice from a guy who was assassinated by the biggest fcuk up in the Federal Goevernment next to Jamie Gorelick.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:51 AM (zRby/)

137 Tomorrowland

There are three trailers.


THERE ARE FOUR TRAILERS!

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at May 14, 2015 09:52 AM (eytER)

138
Jem was decent for a girl's cartoon. No Powerpuff Girls or Josie and the Pussycats*, but you could sit thru it waiting for the next show to come on.

*in Outer Space

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:52 AM (kdS6q)

139 Two men enter, one man leaves!




'Thooooper! I should be A-Ok!'

-Brucelina Jenner

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:53 AM (fWAjv)

140 Breaking: 5 #Iran Revolutionary Guard boats fire across bow of Singapore-flagged cargo ship, ship fled to UAE waters, no U.S. on board

http://bit.ly/1H5ej8Z

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 14, 2015 09:53 AM (7YlUk)

141 Charlize Theron
Isn't she the one who shamed Sean Penn into giving up his gun collection, so he could keep getting access to her vaginal based entertainment unit?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

=========

And if her mother hadnt had a gun, her violent and drunk father would have killed them both.

Posted by: Bruce J. at May 14, 2015 09:53 AM (iQIUe)

142 There's more to the story but it all has to do with the issues of the ghey engineer. Everything else from here on is smoke and mirrors. The American media will not report what actually needs to be reported.

It's a homicide case.

Posted by: se pa moron at May 14, 2015 09:54 AM (xQX/f)

143 dartist: One claimed that he knows a witness that saw the tracks swing out with the train that derailed and another that there is some sort of hook system on the cars and track that engage over certain speeds to prevent derailment.

On Levin? I heard some of that. The tracks swinging out, that must've been a sight, 50mph bend taking 100mph train.

Automated slow-down system described was in the NY subway system. If I got it right, something like this is being installed on major rails, but was not yet installed in the crash area.

Regardless, I presume that trains have been taking bends like that, regularly, for ages, at proper speeds, without incident, since the wild west days of rails. Suggests to me the problem is operator error. Duh.

Posted by: mindful webworker - let the cartooooon... begin! at May 14, 2015 09:55 AM (bVtr0)

144 It's a "Local" story.

Like Gosnell. Hey THAT happened in Philly too.

And some other unsavory stuff.

Way to go mayor Nutsack.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 09:55 AM (zRby/)

145 And if her mother hadnt had a gun, her violent and drunk father would have killed them both.
Posted by: Bruce J. at May 14, 2015 09:53 AM (iQIUe)

Charlize is a beautiful lunatic, but a lunatic. I doubt she had to act much in "Snow White".

Posted by: Kraken at May 14, 2015 09:56 AM (sdxPm)

146 If Charlize needs instruction in how to load and fire, and other general instructions, I would like to volunteer.

She may be a vacuous Lib (redundant, I know), but she doesn't have to talk. Just listen. And moan. And.........bunk.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at May 14, 2015 09:56 AM (nqiq9)

147 Please tell me that the "Die Hard" movies are still pure.

Please.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 14, 2015 09:57 AM (VPLuQ)

148 Lindsay Lohan converting to the Religion of Peace. Where did I place that 'fuck I could give?'
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 09:45 AM (fWAjv)

So, when is she going to have her clit removed??

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:47 AM (0FSuD)


Considering her rep, it's probably already worn down to a nub by now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2015 09:57 AM (zF6Iw)

149 There really wasn't a lot of scantily clad,or dressed women any way actually,in the first 2 Mad Max movies.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:57 AM (mGBKM)

150
Good luck responsible kids who behave:

Mouthing off in class or failing to follow a teachers instructions will no longer lead to suspension in Oakland schools, a ban that will be phased in and be fully in effect just over a year from now, the school board unanimously decided Wednesday night.

Oakland has been criticized for the disproportionate suspensions, leading to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Educations Office of Civil Rights and a 2012 voluntary agreement that required the district to employ a range of practices that reduced suspensions.

Willful defiance suspensions for African American students in Oakland declined from 1,050 incidents in 2011 to 630 in 2014, according to district officials. That number is expected to drop significantly this school year as well.

http://tinyurl.com/ppt275h

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 09:58 AM (kdS6q)

151 Second movie - the Junoesque warrior woman with the flame thrower.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 09:59 AM (68qdQ)

152 >>But Mad Max is supposed to be by guys for guys. It's supposed to have sooped-up cars, hawt chicks in scanty clothing, explosions, and people dying.


Are you familiar with my work?
I'm one of the few who still makes movies like that, and oddly, I make a shit-ton of money doing it.

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 14, 2015 09:59 AM (2TN4k)

153
This is nice.
http://is.gd/vx5TzF


Hmm. I thought it was horrible.

Posted by: Bandersnatch schenkt HR ein Bier immerhin at May 14, 2015 09:59 AM (JtwS4)

154 Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:57 AM (mGBKM)

In Mad Max there wasn't a lot (though there was some, certainly). In Road Warrior there was a fair deal, actually- just not necessarily all that attractive (I'm not really a fan of the bondage-gear look).

Thunderdome, though, had some nice scenery.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 09:59 AM (kff5f)

155 Lindsay Lohan as muslin? Do they make low cut burkas that work with a WonderBra?

Posted by: se pa moron at May 14, 2015 10:00 AM (xQX/f)

156 1/18th scale fully assembled and painted kit of Max's Interceptor

http://www.hlj.com/product/AUT72764/Sci

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 10:01 AM (68qdQ)

157 The FDNY just graduated a woman who could not complete their final physical test. But her grades were above average.

A co-worker in my office is going to the FDNY academy for either their June class or December class (depends on how everyone else does on entrance physical). For FDNY the entrance test is about the easiest physical test you take while there, the tests get increasingly difficult as you progress through the academy - you carry more weight, less time, need to use only the air in your tank.

Posted by: Penfold at May 14, 2015 10:01 AM (Fbt5B)

158 Electric cars get 40 miles per charge, which is like driving your car on empty all the time.

Posted by: Vince Foster at May 14, 2015 09:46 AM


Yeah...and yet I have a FB "friend" who still orgasms all over FB about how amazingly awesome his Volt is. I keep waiting for the thing to catch fire so I can laugh. Well...laugh harder.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2015 10:01 AM (h4vJk)

159 In the fortified settlement there were women.In the wasteland women wouldn't last long.Which is why the gangs went homo.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 10:02 AM (mGBKM)

160 lease tell me that the "Die Hard" movies are still pure.

Please.


In Die Hard 4: Die Faster, Please, Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Gennaro) will take up the gun to avenge the murder of John McClain.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 14, 2015 10:03 AM (evdj2)

161 Are you familiar with my work?
I'm one of the few who still makes movies like that, and oddly, I make a shit-ton of money doing it.

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 14, 2015 09:59 AM (2TN4k)


Yeah... but you also prolonged the career of Shia LeBouf. I'm not sure if that's forgivable.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 10:03 AM (kff5f)

162 156 Yeah,that thing is sweet but it should come with a 1/18 scale Max.I was watching some show on Velocity,Junkyard Kings? or something and he built a V8 interceptor.With a working super charger.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 10:04 AM (mGBKM)

163 sooped-up cars? wind-powered buses

hawt chicks in scanty clothing? pajama boy

explosions? intense emotional tension

people dying? resolution of conflicts through "listening circles"

Mad Max? Emotionally Ambiguous Sylvia

-FIFY - Hollyweird

Posted by: mindful webworker - let the cartooooon... begin! at May 14, 2015 10:04 AM (bVtr0)

164
Second movie - the Junoesque warrior woman with the flame thrower.

Watched it with my boys last night. She is striking. Has those European features that remind me of Conan's mother.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2015 10:05 AM (JtwS4)

165 In the fortified settlement there were women.In the wasteland women wouldn't last long.Which is why the gangs went homo.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 10:02 AM (mGBKM)



Not homo. Freelancers.

In "The Road Warrior", the same gang raped some big chested gal that Max saw through a telescope.

By, the way that was the only bit of nekkidness in the whole series.

But, I guess the whole rape/kill thing eventually leads to homo gangs.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2015 10:05 AM (KUa85)

166 >>Please tell me that the "Die Hard" movies are still pure.

SOrt of. The 5th one that came out in 2013 had John McClane go to Russia to rescue his son, whom he thought had gone off the rails and gotten arrested. Instead, he was an undercover CIA (?) agent and the bicker a bot before joining forces. It was fine, but not really a Die Hard movie.

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 14, 2015 10:05 AM (2TN4k)

167 The Simpsons went from being the best show on TV to an annoying caricature.

Put the damn thing out of its misery. It's sucked since 2000.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 14, 2015 10:06 AM (BX5wZ)

168 Art up

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

169 Nood art.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 14, 2015 10:06 AM (kff5f)

170 165 Well,like prison homos.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 10:06 AM (mGBKM)

171 If the engineer were a Tea Party Activist instead if a Gay Activist the story would be "Tea Party Terrorism!"

Posted by: Lauren at May 14, 2015 10:06 AM (BrakG)

172 Seasons 3-8 of The Simpsons was simply brilliant. But then the rot started setting in, as it often does on long-running shows.

Did you ever notice that Lisa, the biggest liberal on the show, was also the most insufferable? She was the stereotypical liberal: arrogant, whiny, unhappy, angry and constantly lecturing everyone around her about how stupid and wrong THEY were.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 14, 2015 10:06 AM (PtTYB)

173 "... I presume that trains have been taking bends like that, regularly, for ages..."


According to the reporting, this Amtrak train was limited to 50 mph. Another express train that uses the same track can go through at 70 mph.

If a train can do a regular run at 70, it sure seems possible that this train could take the turn at 100 or 106. The engineer hit the emergency brake at the last minute. Just as in your car, if you hit the brakes hard just as you enter a turn, you're going to spin out.

It's possible that if the engineer had just slept through the turn, everything would have been alright.

Posted by: jwest at May 14, 2015 10:07 AM (9ZZd+)

174 Yeah...and yet I have a FB "friend" who still orgasms all over FB about how amazingly awesome his Volt is.

Someone actually bought a Volt?!? Is his name Ed Begley jr?

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 14, 2015 10:07 AM (FviSe)

175 Regardless, I presume that trains have been taking bends like that,
regularly, for ages, at proper speeds, without incident, since the wild
west days of rails. Suggests to me the problem is operator error. Duh.

You may be right but it seems odd that the guy put pedal to metal out of the gates and forgot that in 10 or so minutes he has to cut it back to 50. They make 100 mph sound ridiculously fast but the guys on last night said it's not unusual to go over 100 mph on other parts of the line. If you're right that dude is one dumb fcuker.

Posted by: dartist at May 14, 2015 10:08 AM (ahBY0)

176 Ten years ago was 2005, and the show was already stale. They should have focused on keeping Futurama going. It wasn't the same after it came back from cancellation, which is probably why it got cancelled again.

Posted by: Nutsy the Buzzard at May 14, 2015 10:09 AM (lJJaE)

177 Someone actually bought a Volt?!? Is his name Ed Begley jr?

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 14, 2015 10:07 AM (FviSe)


I actually saw a Volt in the wild yesterday.

Test your psychic powers and guess which bumper stickers were on it.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2015 10:09 AM (KUa85)

178 Did you ever notice that Lisa, the biggest liberal on the show, was also the most insufferable? She was the stereotypical liberal: arrogant, whiny, unhappy, angry and constantly lecturing everyone around her about how stupid and wrong THEY were.

I give 'Family Guy' props for portraying Brian as a stereotypical (and accurate) liberal d-bag; a pretentious faux-intellectual self-centered atheist and closet racist.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2015 10:11 AM (O7MnT)

179 Not a dumb fuck. Gay activist was suicidal with homocidal tendacies.

I guess the word homocidal is gonna have to go down the memory tube next. It's beginning to have a double meaning.

Posted by: se pa moron at May 14, 2015 10:12 AM (xQX/f)

180 Wow- at first I thought the phrase "Bumo is lying" must be hyperbole; you know, like a political statement loosely based on facts whose headline expressed personal point of view.

It's not. Its straight up factual, and Bump had the chance to edit his way out of the problem but chose instead to double down and lie harder.

I wonder why an ostensibly libertarian owner tolerates this kind of crappy Government-Sugar advocacy?

Posted by: MTF at May 14, 2015 10:23 AM (FCsIb)

181 145, and a retired South African paratroop sergeant major I know says Theron is no better than a Saturday night 7.5 in Pretoria.

And yeah, also a left wing loony and thusly a disgrace to her Boer ancestors.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at May 14, 2015 10:34 AM (IOnMt)

182 #98:

Who are the "Big Gays in Louisville"?

Posted by: Beverly at May 14, 2015 06:15 PM (EOreg)

183 #98: Still listening to this guy banging the other guy on his head with his handbag -- this is an epic meltdown, innit?

And the target just keeps his mouth shut and lets the cattiness, obscenity, hissing and huffing continue. This is a real good look into the sewer of the leftwing nutter "mind."

Posted by: Beverly at May 14, 2015 06:22 PM (EOreg)

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