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1 Pay to play at the NYT.

Posted by: ^ at June 08, 2015 08:41 AM (BKaug)

2 Second?

Posted by: ^ at June 08, 2015 08:42 AM (BKaug)

3 And third?

Posted by: ^ at June 08, 2015 08:42 AM (BKaug)

4 Top 10?

Posted by: bystander at June 08, 2015 08:42 AM (hKyl0)

5 And five?

Posted by: ^ at June 08, 2015 08:43 AM (BKaug)

6 So is Tiger Woods' 15 minutes about up? Sure hope so

Posted by: bystander at June 08, 2015 08:45 AM (hKyl0)

7 Silent cultural revolution?Cultural suicide.

Posted by: steevy at June 08, 2015 08:45 AM (sPO3u)

8 Selling Iraqi army rifles - never fired, only dropped once.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 08:46 AM (PtTYB)

9 A Massive Silent Cultural Revolutions Has Changed America

So silent, the Left never shuts up about it.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 08:46 AM (7ObY1)

10 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 08, 2015 08:46 AM (KCxzN)

11 Massive Silent Cultural Revolution is true, but the idea that it was bottom up, and not force fed by elites, is just clueless.

Posted by: bystander at June 08, 2015 08:46 AM (hKyl0)

12
Obama TRIED to regulate? The implication is that he failed and somehow I highly doubt that.

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

13 All French jokes are Iraqi jokes now.

Posted by: Arbiters of Jokes at June 08, 2015 08:47 AM (7ObY1)

14 Wisconsin makes no sense to me.

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at June 08, 2015 08:47 AM (3ZtZW)

15 Ah, a sunny am, good coffee, and a fine dump. Can't get any better, right?

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 08, 2015 08:48 AM (C9pBZ)

16 OMGGGGGGggggg!!!11111!!!

I read the headlines, get to the comments section and there aren't any!

I coulda been a contendah! I coulda been sumbuddy! I coulda been numbah WON! *sigh*

Morning, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - butter latte then nerver at June 08, 2015 08:48 AM (GvEen)

17 >>>All French jokes are Iraqi jokes now.

You know why Iraqi roads are lined with trees? So ISIS can march in the shade.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 08:48 AM (PtTYB)

18 Tiger Woods Hits A Career Worst 85

Distracted by blondes in the stands?

Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 08:48 AM (7ObY1)

19 A Massive Silent Cultural Revolutions Has Changed America


DO NOT WATCH SENSE8 on Netflix.
In fact, go right to IMDB and give it a 1.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 08:48 AM (qCMvj)

20 "Pay to play at the NYT."

Typically, one can cut/paste the title of the abbreviated article into a search engine.

And for some reason, the result will come up on the other side of the funwall.

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

21 Despite what my hash du jour says,

Never GvEen! Never surrender!

Posted by: mindful webworker - we'll do that! at June 08, 2015 08:50 AM (GvEen)

22 We are all French jokes now.

Posted by: iraqi jokes at June 08, 2015 08:50 AM (kivUY)

23
Totally OT, but my allergies are going nuts this morning. And it's humid with showers in the forecast for NYC. What the hell?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 08, 2015 08:50 AM (St6BJ)

24 Je sui French joke.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 08:52 AM (7ObY1)

25 Is it that people are more accepting of aberrant behaviors or that more people feel freer to shout down those who criticize anything aberrant?

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at June 08, 2015 08:52 AM (3ZtZW)

26 Totally OT, but my allergies are going nuts this morning. And it's humid with showers in the forecast for NYC. What the hell?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 08, 2015 08:50 AM (St6BJ)


put on your A/C

same here, raining kitteh's and puppies

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 08:52 AM (qCMvj)

27 11 Massive Silent Cultural Revolution is true, but the idea that it was bottom up, and not force fed by elites, is just clueless.
Posted by: bystander at June 08, 2015 08:46 AM (hKyl0)



While you were sleeping, Ayers and company mind-fucked your children for 30 odd years.

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

28 "Totally OT, but my allergies are going nuts this morning. "

Any chance you have suddenly become allergic to stupid people?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 08, 2015 08:52 AM (VPLuQ)

29 When Biases Collide

D-Lamp was a prophet without honor.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2015 08:53 AM (zF6Iw)

30 26 put on your A/C

same here, raining kitteh's and puppies
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 08:52 AM (qCMvj)


I have an Alen HEPA filter and it ain't cutting it. I checked the pollen forecast and it's all low, so this is puzzling.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 08, 2015 08:53 AM (St6BJ)

31 The Myth Of The Idle Rich

Damned straight. We talk a lot for that money!

Posted by: Hillary! at June 08, 2015 08:53 AM (FcR7P)

32 It turns out that J.J. is really Felix Unger.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 08, 2015 08:54 AM (xKpCs)

33 So the Mrs decides it's time for some new furniture in the new mouse house. Texting away, some tells her to go to this place on Houston's north side called "gallery furniture", so we did.

Wow. Just wow.

Toto, we're not in Virginia any more...

(Fyi, it's a place that goes just a tiny bit over the top about Texas)

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 08, 2015 08:55 AM (C9pBZ)

34 Hillary is corruption personified. I bet even her breakfast eggs fell off a truck.

Posted by: MTF at June 08, 2015 08:55 AM (DkJ4E)

35 Mold?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 08, 2015 08:55 AM (xKpCs)

36 Idle rich? Turn the mixture screw out 1/2 turn.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2015 08:56 AM (ytdLI)

37 Sanders Within Eight Points Of Clinton In Wisconsin

In a straw poll taken at the DemocRAT Party of Wisconsin convention (i.e. the fever swamps).

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 08:56 AM (cL79m)

38 I have an Alen HEPA filter and it ain't cutting it. I checked the pollen forecast and it's all low, so this is puzzling.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 08, 2015 08:53 AM (St6BJ)


When was the last time you replaced your filter?

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 08:57 AM (cL79m)

39 Should Conservatives Practice Civil Disobedience




Riots? Burnings?
They really don't want that.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2015 08:58 AM (heFNg)

40 I forgot how great Joni Ernst was/is.

HotAir has a good post of how she slammed Hillary, again.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 08:59 AM (qCMvj)

41 NYT. Takes bribes from Hillary and publishes Siegels rant about his college loans, and yet calls itself "America's Newspaper Of Record". If that's true, America is in a really bad place, vis a vis "virtue".

Posted by: MTF at June 08, 2015 08:59 AM (DkJ4E)

42 Silent my ass.

The people spoke, the elected representatives and courts said not so fast and in fact actively worked to destroy dissenters and the gay-gay-gay has been roving the field shooting survivors.

I like Kyle Smith but this is beyond clueless.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 08, 2015 09:01 AM (VRdqG)

43 Did I mention that I am at the beach? I'm at the beach.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2015 09:02 AM (ytdLI)

44 over at the daily caller,

How Obama's Politics Have Set Hillary Up To Fail


I have been thinking about this, but we shall see. You see headlines the America has become more "liberal," but I don't believe it. I do see more and more people being affected by TFG's policies. It takes a while to sink in.

I am not sure that translates to "The Democrat Party" or Hillary yet, though.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:02 AM (qCMvj)

45 Did I mention that I am at the beach? I'm at the beach.
Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2015 09:02 AM (ytdLI)


I'm jealous.

My tan is fading from my recent sunny/beach vacay.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:03 AM (qCMvj)

46 Great article by the Anchoress (who has a religion, politics and culture blog from her perspective as a Catholic) on the the Kardashians, Jenner and the commodity of gossip. A particularly great paragraph starts at the end-Newflash-and is about spiritual battles:

http://tinyurl.com/pspg6n3

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2015 09:03 AM (9HoBs)

47 Is it that people are more accepting of aberrant behaviors or that more
people feel freer to shout down those who criticize anything aberrant?


Feels like both. And it's gone past "accepting" aberrant behaviors and into "proscribing" them (

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 08, 2015 09:03 AM (rHXGG)

48 Is it too early to make carpet jokes about old and/or gray ladies?

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:04 AM (cL79m)

49 Riots ands burning are not Civil disobedience. Work stoppages, sit-ins marching peacefully in the streets would be.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2015 09:04 AM (9HoBs)

50
What difference, at this point, does it make?!/1/!?1!1!?1!?!????

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 08, 2015 09:05 AM (HSmrB)

51
It turns out that J.J. is really Felix Unger.

I watched the Odd Couple with my kids (18 and 22) last week, totally wondering whether it would hold up or be too dated.

They loved it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2015 09:05 AM (JtwS4)

52 "Idle rich? Turn the mixture screw out 1/2 turn."


It's been some time, but I thought it was turn in to lean it out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 08, 2015 09:06 AM (VPLuQ)

53 Tired of back-back-back order slips?

Try Gallery Furniture, 6006 I-45 North between Tidwell and Parker!

Buy it today, we deliver it tonight!

Gallery Furniture SAVES U MONEY!!!

Mattress Mack rocks.

Posted by: revolting peasant at June 08, 2015 09:06 AM (G+WKl)

54 The Odd Couple play, the original TV series, or the recent reboot TV series, Bandersnatch?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:07 AM (kivUY)

55 38 When was the last time you replaced your filter?
Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 08:57 AM (cL79m)


It's a brand new unit with a new filter.


51 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2015 09:05 AM (JtwS4)


"aah-chllleeemmmm!" (*Felix nose-honk*)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 08, 2015 09:07 AM (St6BJ)

56 Spam clean-up, aisle 53.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:08 AM (cL79m)

57 That's not spam. That's fine furniture!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:09 AM (kivUY)

58 It's a brand new unit with a new filter.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 08, 2015 09:07 AM (St6BJ)


Sounds like it's defective.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:09 AM (cL79m)

59 Apparently one of the escaped murderers in New York is some kind of Terminator:

'I've seen him inflict wounds on himself, cut himself; break his collarbone and not seek any treatment. He's just totally fearless, and doesn't respond to pain.'

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 09:09 AM (PtTYB)

60 That's not spam. That's fine furniture!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:09 AM (kivUY)


Endorsed by Sex Tape Rapey Girl?

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:09 AM (cL79m)

61 I take it Sense8 is ( a ) not all that and a bag of chips and/or ( b ) another gratuitous thumb in the eye for the sane?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12 at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (DT3rQ)

62
The Odd Couple play, the original TV series, or the recent reboot TV series, Bandersnatch?
The Jack Lemmon, Walther Matthau movie. Which is exactly a play. The boys, who key in on things like that, were noticing how a character would leave through one door as another entered through a different one. It was totally a filmed play, but it worked.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (JtwS4)

63 In out what difference does it make at this point? Just turn the damn screw.

Posted by: Shrilliry at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (ytdLI)

64 Tiger Woods Hits A Career Worst 85


I shot an 85 once......through 6

Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (sWgE+)

65 Apparently one of the escaped murderers in New York is some kind of Terminator:

'I've seen him inflict wounds on himself, cut himself; break his collarbone and not seek any treatment. He's just totally fearless, and doesn't respond to pain.'

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 09:09 AM (PtTYB)


Let's see if he responds to two in the chest and one in the head.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (cL79m)

66 Oh, PS: there's a recent reboot TV Odd Couple?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (JtwS4)

67 What did the peaceful protesters loot and burn last night?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 08, 2015 09:11 AM (UJGBe)

68 53 in response to anon a mouse at 33.

GF is a Houston tradition. Mack is one of the original cheesy-commercial furniture dudes. He's been at it for decades. Good dude.

Posted by: revolting peasant at June 08, 2015 09:11 AM (G+WKl)

69 53 in response to anon a mouse at 33.

GF is a Houston tradition. Mack is one of the original cheesy-commercial furniture dudes. He's been at it for decades. Good dude.

Posted by: revolting peasant at June 08, 2015 09:11 AM (G+WKl)


Noted. Clean-up crew waved off.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:11 AM (cL79m)

70 We got your brand new 'unit' right here.

Posted by: The Jenner Clinic at June 08, 2015 09:12 AM (PVHtI)

71 @57 That's not just fine furniture, it's Solid Wood!!!


Posted by: revolting peasant at June 08, 2015 09:13 AM (G+WKl)

72 We got your brand new 'unit' right here.

Posted by: The Jenner Clinic at June 08, 2015 09:12 AM (PVHtI)


Scare quotes around the wrong word.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:13 AM (cL79m)

73 He's going to write a sappy book entitled Call me Bruce.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 08, 2015 09:13 AM (UJGBe)

74 65 Apparently one of the escaped murderers in New York is some kind of Terminator:


The escapee who killed his former boss, that murder and dismemberment happened a stone's throw from my work.

Creepy.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 09:13 AM (7ObY1)

75 Mornin' Horde. I can't possibly be the only Moron whose inner 12-yr-old raised an eyebrow at this line from Yahoo, re: Monica Lewinsky at some Hollywood something, something:

Lewinsky, who is very good friends with the evening's cohost Alan Cumming

Good thing his name wasn't Bill.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2015 09:14 AM (h4vJk)

76 He's going to write a sappy book entitled Call me Bruce.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 08, 2015 09:13 AM (UJGBe)


Can't call him Snake.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:14 AM (cL79m)

77 In general, I'm not an Althouse fan, but in this, she's (and Lincoln) right on:

http://tinyurl.com/pjrlxfj

"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:14 AM (BZAd3)

78 75 He's a homo,so he isn't interested in getting a Lewinsky from Lewinsky.

Posted by: steevy at June 08, 2015 09:15 AM (sPO3u)

79 Mornin' Horde. I can't possibly be the only Moron whose inner 12-yr-old raised an eyebrow at this line from Yahoo, re: Monica Lewinsky at some Hollywood something, something:

Lewinsky, who is very good friends with the evening's cohost Alan Cumming

Good thing his name wasn't Bill.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2015 09:14 AM (h4vJk)


Whoa, huh huh huh. He said Cumming.

Posted by: Beavis and Butthead at June 08, 2015 09:16 AM (cL79m)

80 Every Republican presidential candidate is expected to have a fully fleshed out opinion on Bruce Jenner's decision to call himself 'Caitlyn.'

I believe the only correct opinion is, "OMG, who the hell cares?"

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 08, 2015 09:16 AM (O7MnT)

81 These charities/foundations is just another way of laundering money or giving the person who starts them or their relative a paying job.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 08, 2015 09:16 AM (iQIUe)

82 That guy who defaulted on his student loans, obviously his problem is low self esteem.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 08, 2015 09:16 AM (Iak03)

83 He's going to write a sappy book entitled Call me Bruce.
Posted by: Boss Moss at June 08, 2015 09:13 AM


He'll hear from our lawyers.

Posted by: The studio that produced They Call Me Bruce? at June 08, 2015 09:17 AM (h4vJk)

84 In general, I'm not an Althouse fan, but in this, she's (and Lincoln) right on:

http://tinyurl.com/pjrlxfj

"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:14 AM



Objection. Inappropriate use of the disjunctive.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2015 09:18 AM (h4vJk)

85 >>>The escapee who killed his former boss, that murder and dismemberment happened a stone's throw from my work.


Yikes. I would say arm yourself, but since that's New York State, I'm not sure that's legal.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 09:19 AM (PtTYB)

86 How about this thought? Since Iraq has essentially surrendered to the caliphate, how long before all the middle east surrenders? Will it happen before Jan 2017? I'm sure you-know-who would love to surrender America before he leaves for his new home in Iran. Another historic first, eh?

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2015 09:19 AM (go5uR)

87 Apparently one of the escaped murderers in New York is some kind of Terminator:

'I've seen him inflict wounds on himself, cut himself; break his collarbone and not seek any treatment. He's just totally fearless, and doesn't respond to pain.'


230 grains of pb delivered by one of Col Colts' finest would beg to differ.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2015 09:19 AM (heFNg)

88 68,
Didn't know there was a Houston version of Cal...

Btw, I thought the Jack Daniels table and stools along with the 8 foot tall chandelier of antlers would make a fine addition to the house.

Strangely enough, the missus disagreed.

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (C9pBZ)

89 So this guy defaulting on his student loans went to graduate school (for what reason?) and then took a poorly paying job on purpose.

Seems like graduate school, or going back to school later in life seems to be a theme here...

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (lIU4e)

90 "Barbaric -- the way they treat our people is like animals. If there was another concert this would've never happened," said one concertgoer.

============
It was a free concert. They ran out of seats. Now they demand two free concerts?

And what did the cops have to do with it? Bottles were being thrown at them. They dont put on these concerts. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (iQIUe)

91 People have been brainwashed by an unremmitting onslaught of gay propaganda for the past nearly decade and a half. Resistance was futile.

Now it's time for the trannies to take their turn at the plate.

My prediction - cophrilia (sp?) is next. Because, who are we to judge?

Posted by: se pa moron at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (xQX/f)

92 I take it Sense8 is ( a ) not all that and a bag of chips and/or ( b ) another gratuitous thumb in the eye for the sane?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12 at June 08, 2015 09:10 AM (DT3rQ)


It is the LGBT community times 100.

An early scene, two women (although I think one is a tranny) having full on naked sex, then drops a dripping wet rainbow colored stap-on dildo on the floor, dripping on the wooden floor, up close in front of camera lens.

Let me be clear, I don't really care all that much about gay couples, but I don't need it pushed in my face. This show, is all gay all the time, set inside what was supposed to be a new and cool sci-fi series. It's so over the top it takes away from any storyline. It's hard to explain.

This was supposedly made by the same who made Matrix and Babylon 5. I don't see it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (qCMvj)

93 I love Mattress Mack!

Posted by: Draki at June 08, 2015 09:21 AM (0eidE)

94 #86 It will be hard them all to unite. The Saudis and Turks will be willing to fight. They like being on top.

Posted by: Draki at June 08, 2015 09:22 AM (0eidE)

95 89 The poorly paying job was after he dropped out of school and tried to make it as a writer without a degree.

Posted by: steevy at June 08, 2015 09:22 AM (sPO3u)

96 I unwisely allowed my wife the remote control a few days ago and she switched to Public Television. They had some show on about how the music and television of the 60s saved us from prosperity and strength of the 50s by exposing the soullessness of prosperity and strength. And, although they didn't say it, how much better off we are now being broke and weak.

P.S. My 28th anniversary was Saturday.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 08, 2015 09:22 AM (NgLM+)

97 Last week Iran alerted the world to look for "major events" in Syria in the days to come. Iran has apparently been persuaded that, without direct Iranian military involvement, its ally could go under at any moment.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:22 AM (sWgE+)

98 What an entitled sociopathic cocksucker .

Posted by: steevy at June 08, 2015 09:23 AM (sPO3u)

99 Doh! I forgot about the movie.

As a young teen I saw the stage play with the TV series' Tony Randall and Jack Klugman playing the main roles.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:23 AM (kivUY)

100 Yikes. I would say arm yourself, but since that's New York State, I'm not sure that's legal.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 09:19 AM (PtTYB)


NY State is not great of bearing of Arms but you can get permits and carry permits Upstate. It's in NYC that it is impossible and of course NJ for carry permits

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 08, 2015 09:23 AM (rDqRv)

101 A massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America

I believe one commenter dubbed it, "The Tyranny of the Mentally Ill"

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 08, 2015 09:23 AM (O7MnT)

102 86 How about this thought? Since Iraq has essentially surrendered to the caliphate, how long before all the middle east surrenders?


Hey, let's give Iran the Bomb!

- Smartest POTUS Evah

Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 09:24 AM (7ObY1)

103 97 Last week Iran alerted the world to look for "major events" in Syria in the days to come. Iran has apparently been persuaded that, without direct Iranian military involvement, its ally could go under at any moment.
Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:22 AM (sWgE+)

I'm sure the Israelis are just thrilled about that.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at June 08, 2015 09:24 AM (RD7QR)

104 "A Massive Silent Cultural Revolutions Has Changed America"

So 61% think it's morally acceptable to have a child out of wedlock. How do these idiots not know the difference between socially acceptable and morally acceptable?

Posted by: Nutsy the Buzzard at June 08, 2015 09:24 AM (pS7Ne)

105 #86 It will be hard them all to unite. The Saudis and Turks will be willing to fight. They like being on top.

Posted by: Draki at June 08, 2015 09:22 AM (0eidE)


Point of order - the House of Saud hires people to fight for them.

Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:24 AM (cL79m)

106 More from the 'I defaulted' asshole:

The millions of young people today, who collectively owe over $1 trillion in loans, may want to consider my example.

This guy clearly didn't spend any of his money on economics because

1. the reason we have the rule that you can't default on student loans is because it's super easy to run up 100k and then immediately declare bankruptcy and too many people did it and

2. If everybody did that, loans would have to go away as an option. Which might not be a bad thing.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:24 AM (lIU4e)

107
I got some of my loans written off because I worked in a hospital serving the very poor.

My neighbor had all her medical school loans written off b/c she took a job for 4 years in an economically depressed area, i.e, acute shortage of doctors. To do that she had to leave her teenage daughters with their father and see them only on weekends. It was a hardship but it seems it was worth it. She wanted the kids to live in an area that had great schools. She is now debt free.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 08, 2015 09:25 AM (iQIUe)

108 but you can get permits and carry permits Upstate.


Well, technically you CAN.

It ain't fast and it ain't easy and you'll end up on some NSA watchlist...

Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 09:25 AM (7ObY1)

109
Boy, this pool party story is really spinning out of control. People will believe anything.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 08, 2015 09:26 AM (iQIUe)

110 "Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:14 AM (BZAd3)


According to one commenter, the quote is fake.

However - I have said before and will say again that history will damn Dubya for not hanging every goddamned Democrat for treason during the Iraq war than for any other action he took as President.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2015 09:26 AM (zF6Iw)

111 after dropping out of the state college because I thought I deserved better

Another point for my 'stupid things people who write these articles about how awful sloans are did to get themselves further in debt' theory.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:27 AM (lIU4e)

112 Oh, PS: there's a recent reboot TV Odd Couple?
Yes, a half-season replacement that was on after the Big Bang Theory. I don't know what show it replaced. It started out slowly but was much-improved by the end. Matthew Perry is Oscar and Felix is Thomas Lennon who I only vaguely recognized from some character acting but looks like he's been in a fair number of shows according to his IMDB resume.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:27 AM (kivUY)

113 I'll paint any car for $99.

- Earl Scheib

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 08, 2015 09:27 AM (Iak03)

114 I'm sorry, I just want to quote that whole f'ing NY Times article. This guy is full of smug.

He should have listened to mike rowe.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:28 AM (lIU4e)

115 My prediction - cophrilia (sp?) is next. Because, who are we to judge?

Posted by: se pa moron at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (xQX/f)


Why not? People have been gobbling up the left's shit for decades.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2015 09:28 AM (zF6Iw)

116 truthrevolt.org

Jimmy Carter: White Americans Have 'Feelings of Superiority to People of Color'

This confuses me, because I actually do feel superior to Carter....

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:28 AM (qCMvj)

117 truthrevolt.org

Jimmy Carter: White Americans Have 'Feelings of Superiority to People of Color'

This confuses me, because I actually do feel superior to Carter....

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:28 AM (qCMvj)

118 >>
Pay to play at the NYT.

So I'm thinking that the Clinton Foundation has its tentacles in everything, throughout the progressive/media machine, not only accepting bribes but then "investing" in reporters and various organizations in order to ensure they side w/Hillary - maybe to keep that sweet Clinton cash coming in, because they don't want the connection exposed.

Reminds me of how Hillary as Senator was very studious in using her campaign cash to fund the campaigns/PACs of her fellow Senators (Wash Post did an article on this) - she was by far the most giving Senator to her colleagues.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 08, 2015 09:28 AM (k2QA3)

119 Well, technically you CAN.

It ain't fast and it ain't easy and you'll end up on some NSA watchlist...


Posted by: Citizen X at June 08, 2015 09:25 AM


20 years ago it was pretty easy, just not fast. Took a good six months for the background check that they outsourced to the feds. Of course, I was deployed the whole time so it didn't really matter...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 08, 2015 09:28 AM (h4vJk)

120 The poorly paying job was after he dropped out of school and tried to make it as a writer without a degree.

He could be a successful writer without a degree.

The fact that he is still unsuccessful WITH the degree is more telling.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 08, 2015 09:29 AM (oVJmc)

121 >>Jimmy Carter: White Americans Have 'Feelings of Superiority to People of Color'

Why? Based on what, Jimmy? Can't imagine you're getting this impression from time spent w/Habitat for Humanity - so is it from your fellow Democrat VIPs?
I'd say you need to get out more, hang with some new people.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 08, 2015 09:30 AM (k2QA3)

122 It's Coprophilia according to Wikipedia.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 08, 2015 09:31 AM (UJGBe)

123 Re the terminator murderer and bullets. The human body is a weird thing, and large, tough, mentally imbalanced people on chemicals have taken multiple center of mass shots and kept coming. A headshot will end the fight, but otherwise Murphys law can apply. In fact, it's not just large, tough people obviously on chemicals. Consider Baby Face Nelson, (Lester Gillis) who was shot multiple times, including 9 torso hits and a full load of buckshot to the legs (after which he got up and kept shooting). He lived long enough after that to die in bed in a safe house. The human body is a weird thing.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at June 08, 2015 09:31 AM (arM0p)

124 Republicans, as they have most recently done on TPA and Obamacare, are going to continue to show their contempt for conservatives and take for granted their votes in the next election, especially now, that they believe things are so fucking bad that conservatives won't have any choice but to vote for them.

In my weak minded opinion, there has never been (except possibly the election of 1860) to send a message to not only the career Republican politicians, but to career politicians in general.

We know the system is rigged in favor of career politicians and I think we know that being a politician in the American system was not meant to be a career by the founders and that when American politics became a lucrative career, American politicians naturally became more interested in their self interest than in the interest of the country.

I think that this is the election. The one where, if we really believe the country can be won back, we can at least show politicians that we are committed to winning it back.

We need to get organized. Ace, and those on his team, have been really exercising their creative legs over the last couple of years and this website has got juice.

If that juice could be leveraged to at least try to get conservatives organized to begin a revolution at the ballot box in this next election, this country might possibly still have a chance.

Look, if Clinton wins, what difference would it make. She's so corrupt that she's likely to be impeached anyway and if she isn't, we're close to the bottom anyway. She'd just get us there faster.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:32 AM (BZAd3)

125 Could this be for real?


It Begins... Brazilian School Forces Jewish Students to Identify All Jews Among Them

June 7, 2015 by Jim Hoft 22 Comments



thegatewaypundit

Seriously, is this real?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:32 AM (qCMvj)

126 #105 Point of order - the House of Saud hires people to fight for them.
Posted by: steveegg at June 08, 2015 09:24 AM (cL79m)

Haha, you have a good point there, but they're bombing and shooting down dirty shiite scuds around Yemen right now. I agree in the long form that they prefer for others to fight, but in the short form they would be willing to fight for their riches and power.

Posted by: Draki at June 08, 2015 09:33 AM (0eidE)

127 124 Impeachment is off the table.
Mitch McConnell and John Boehner

Posted by: steevy at June 08, 2015 09:34 AM (sPO3u)

128 Look, if Clinton wins, what difference would it make. She's so corrupt that she's likely to be impeached anyway and if she isn't, we're close to the bottom anyway. She'd just get us there faster.
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:32 AM (BZAd3)


Our country would not be protected for even more years than after this current abomination.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:34 AM (qCMvj)

129 It's Coprophilia according to Wikipedia.

-
To-may-to to-mah-to.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 08, 2015 09:34 AM (mkgnt)

130 It's Coprophilia according to Wikipedia.

-
To-may-to to-mah-to.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 08, 2015 09:34 AM (mkgnt)

131 I can't be the only one saying there should be a flat ban on anything from National Review until they fire that shitheel editor.

It is not a conservative organization anymore.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 08, 2015 09:35 AM (ZvKdv)

132 However - I have said before and will say again that history will damn Dubya for not hanging every goddamned Democrat for treason during the Iraq war than for any other action he took as President.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2015 09:26 AM (zF6Iw)

Yeah, a lot of good quotes have been faked or misappropriated, but they're still good 'quotes'.

Reid especially, has deserved, for a long time, the cruelest of punishments for the harm he as willfully caused this country in service to himself and his corruptocrat cronies.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:36 AM (BZAd3)

133 >>>If everybody did that, loans would have to go away as an option. Which might not be a bad thing.


I've always felt that the main reason college tuitions are so out of control is that it's so easy to get student loans. It feels like free money until the bills come due.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 08, 2015 09:37 AM (PtTYB)

134 Good morning fappers. I woke up feeling like every muscle in my body has turned into steel cable, and not in a good way. Everything from my neck to my ankles hurts. Ugh.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2015 09:37 AM (2Ojst)

135 As President Obama went into a summit of world leaders in the Alps on Sunday, he made a promise over beer and wurst with Bavarian villagers to take a tough stance against Russian intervention in neighboring territories.

One of his top priorities at the summit, he told hundreds of people in a town square in Kruen, is "standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine."

But gathering as the Group of Seven for the second time since the Kremlin annexed Ukraine's Crimea region, the heads of government were focused more on holding their current line than in taking any new stands against Russian President Vladimir Putin, the disinvited guest of their annual summit.

British Prime Minister David Cameron called for sanctions against Russia to be renewed. European Council President Donald Tusk urged leaders to "re-confirm the G-7 unity" on sanctions.

And though Obama voiced his support for tougher sanctions, advisors to the president emphasized instead the importance of maintaining the status quo.

"Ultimately it will be up to the Europeans to make those decisions," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. "We're hopeful that they'll do so, keeping in mind our shared view that preserving this unity is really important."

The current strategy is a "steady as she goes" approach, as another senior advisor to the president phrased it.l

"I don't see any change in policy on Ukraine, nor do I see Ukraine fatigue," said Charles Kupchan, Obama's senior director for European affairs. "We've always said that we favor and are pushing toward a diplomatic settlement to the crisis."


... methinks it was the beer doing all the talking

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 08, 2015 09:37 AM (e8kgV)

136 Everything from my neck to my ankles hurts. Ugh.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2015 09:37 AM (2Ojst)

You too? I feel your pain.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:38 AM (sWgE+)

137 heh.

....And The Republican Presidential Candidate Polling Dead Last Among The Long List Of Declared Candidates Is?

Lindsey Grahamnesty!



weaselzippers

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:38 AM (qCMvj)

138 So this "pool party" in McKinney, a northern suburb of Dallas

There is a female "DJ". She has been putting out flyers for rave type pool parties at HOA pools. These are not public pools. These are pools owned and managed by property developments and shared by the home owners.

What happens is that well over a hundred teens will descend on a housing development and take over the pool for a party. They do not live there. They do not have permission. They climb over fences to get in. They party and brawl. They prevent people who are there with their kids from using the pool. These are also, by the way, not "white" housing developments either. They are mixed.

Residents have been complaining to the police, who were vastly out numbered when they responded to the latest party. Now I will concede that the police seem unprepared and did not handle it well, but that is the context

These aren't "pool parties", which is too benign a phrase. These are wildings on private property

Posted by: ThunderB at June 08, 2015 09:38 AM (zOTsN)

139 I've always felt that the main reason college tuitions are so out of control is that it's so easy to get student loans. It feels like free money until the bills come due.
Posted by: Citizen Cake

What's sad is that credit card companies were vilified for offering credit to students. They were accused to preying upon people who were inexperienced and profiting from them. And universities do the same damn thing

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 08, 2015 09:38 AM (Spluw)

140 Consider Baby Face Nelson, (Lester Gillis) who was shot multiple times, including 9 torso hits and a full load of buckshot to the legs (after which he got up and kept shooting). He lived long enough after that to die in bed in a safe house. The human body is a weird thing.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at June 08, 2015 09:31 AM (arM0p)


Mickey Rooney and Carolyn Jones in Baby Face Nelson, 1957:

http://goo.gl/RGvnlH

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2015 09:39 AM (zF6Iw)

141 Thanks for the link to the Anchoress post, FenelopnSpoke.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 08, 2015 09:40 AM (k2QA3)

142 You too? I feel your pain.
Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:38 AM (sWgE+)

You have my sympathy. Just one of those mornings, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2015 09:40 AM (2Ojst)

143 >>I've always felt that the main reason college tuitions are so out of control is that it's so easy to get student loans. It feels like free money until the bills come due.

I wonder if that isn't also part of the reason car prices have gotten so high, the difference being that you can't buy a car, drive it 4 years without paying for it, and then defer payments for 12.

Of course your cost will balloon out of control if you do that!

These Sloan folks seem to believe everything is free for the taking. I do wonder how some of my college friends who took out huge loans feel about them now.

BTW, read a pretty good article (albeit full of liberal apologies) about what makes a woman a woman. Short version, trans people seem to reduce it to wearing nail polish and emotions, and many women (liberal bc NYTimes) are privately irritated at the language used by these men to women transitions.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:40 AM (lIU4e)

144
As President Obama went into a summit of world leaders in the Alps on Sunday, he made a promise over beer and wurst with Bavarian villagers to take a tough stance against Russian intervention in neighboring territories.

Alcohol-free beer.

Story in Bild said that it's protocol of both Germany and the US that the beer be fake beer, but I doubt that most highly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2015 09:40 AM (JtwS4)

145 From the sociopath's wiki page:

"In September 2006, Siegel was suspended from The New Republic,
after an internal investigation determined he was participating in
misleading comments in the magazine's "Talkback" section, in response to
criticisms of his blog postings at The New Republic's website and vicious attacks on his character. The comments were made through the device of a "sock puppet" dubbed "sprezzatura",
who, as one reader noted, was a consistently vigorous defender of
Siegel, and who specifically denied being Siegel when challenged by
another commenter in "Talkback". In response to readers who had
criticized Siegel's negative comments about TV talk show host Jon Stewart,
'sprezzatura' wrote, "Siegel is brave, brilliant, and wittier than
Stewart will ever be. Take that, you bunch of immature, abusive sheep".[7] The New Republic posted an apology and shut down Siegel's blog. In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, Siegel dismissed the incident as a "prank". He resumed writing for The New Republic in April 2007."


So I'd say 'sociopath' is apt.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 08, 2015 09:40 AM (oVJmc)

146 These aren't "pool parties", which is too benign a phrase. These are wildings on private property
Posted by: ThunderB at June 08, 2015 09:38 AM (zOTsN)


The Feraling of America.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:41 AM (qCMvj)

147 Our country would not be protected for even more years than after this current abomination.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:34 AM (qCMvj)

Burn, scatter, salt.-

Republicans will not dismantle Obamacare for the simple reason that it is at least one sixth of the economy and Republicans are smart enough to know that they cannot continue down this illusory path without somewhere to hide the money that will need to be pilfered in order keep the illusion from vaporizing. If Republicans do what needs to be done, their gravy train ends. As career politicians, they will not let this happen. Just my idiotic opinion.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:41 AM (BZAd3)

148 You have my sympathy. Just one of those mornings, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2015 09:40 AM (2Ojst)


Too much home improvement

Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (sWgE+)

149 >>DO NOT WATCH SENSE8 on Netflix.

Good to know. They sent me an email about it but I thought the description looked sort of eh.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (lIU4e)

150 Also, please note: The student loan defaulter was born in 1957. This is no 28 year old kid.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (oVJmc)

151 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 08, 2015 09:26 AM (zF6Iw)

The Pinochet solution has established results. Chile is the most stable country in South America.

Posted by: Nutsy the Buzzard at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (pS7Ne)

152 "I don't see any change in policy on Ukraine, nor do I see Ukraine fatigue," said Charles Kupchan, Obama's senior director for European affairs. "We've always said that we favor and are pushing toward a diplomatic settlement to the crisis."


... methinks it was the beer doing all the talking
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 08, 2015 09:37 AM (e8kgV)

Putin knows the score: Obama will bluster to satisfy the rubes and Putin will do as he pleases, albeit slowly enough that it doesn't affect Obama.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (RD7QR)

153 >>These aren't "pool parties", which is too benign a phrase. These are wildings on private property

So just a new version of the flash mobs we've been seeing for several years - well kinda seeing, since the MSM really doesn't want to cover them or heaven forbid, note that it's a trend.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 08, 2015 09:43 AM (k2QA3)

154 #147 Agreed, I don't see Republicans killing obamacare yet. The weird thing is that the original version of it is dead. Are they going to do the employer mandate anytime soon?

Posted by: Draki at June 08, 2015 09:44 AM (0eidE)

155 Weasel Zippers on the McKinney Pool Party:
http://tinyurl.com/n9burrv

And Conservative Treehouse (there are also further items in the comments):
http://tinyurl.com/p4a9nl2

And, yes, this is the real andycanuck and not the ONT troll.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:44 AM (kivUY)

156 Boy, this pool party story is really spinning out of control. People will believe anything.



Behold the power of a fully weaponized HOA.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2015 09:45 AM (heFNg)

157 The police were called to the latest "pool party" because a female resident and a party goer were in a brawl. They fight, litter, curse, are loud, and in all ways make it impossible for home owners to quietly enjoy their property.

They are thugs. Better question would be why aren't the parents of these kids in control? Why don't they know where they are and what they are doing? What is a 15 year old girl doing at such a party in the first place? How much of this are home owners supposed to put up with? If people decided to have a BBQ and dance party in your backyard, are you not permitted to complain, call the police, and try and get them removed?

Posted by: ThunderB at June 08, 2015 09:46 AM (zOTsN)

158 The HOA was fine. The flashmob was from a different area(s).

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:46 AM (kivUY)

159 DO NOT WATCH SENSE8 on Netflix.

Good to know. They sent me an email about it but I thought the description looked sort of eh.
Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (lIU4e)


It takes a lot to disgust me, and anger me about silly entertainment. This show is so over the top.

I'm tired of "sex" being used to entice people to watch a show or movie. I wanted the sci-fi.

I cannot even remember how many times the episodes show Pride parades, Pride concerts, Pride gatherings, or used the word "Pride."

All I could think was, "Come on!"

It is beyond absurd.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:46 AM (qCMvj)

160 The HOA was fine. The flashmob was from a different area(s).
Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2015 09:46 AM (kivUY)


This is really scary.

I'm afraid I would become violent to protect my children.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:47 AM (qCMvj)

161
Ahhhhh, dump.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2015 09:47 AM (vXKGT)

162 So this "pool party" in McKinney, a northern suburb of Dallas

Most of those kids probably shouldn't have been there, granted, but that cop was acting like a lunatic.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2015 09:48 AM (2Ojst)

163 What I like best is the racial harmony and unity we've had since President Obama took office

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein's brother Bob at June 08, 2015 09:50 AM (9HoBs)

164 I'm not defending the cop. But this was not some "pool party" by residents. It was a rave, a flash mob, by non residents who then get in brawls with residents. The unsafe situation was created by the DJ and party goers

Posted by: ThunderB at June 08, 2015 09:50 AM (zOTsN)

165 Too much home improvement
Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:42 AM (sWgE+)

That'll do it. I've learned to be content with the condition of my house. DIY Zen, if you will.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2015 09:51 AM (2Ojst)

166 There is a female "DJ". She has been putting out flyers for rave type pool parties at HOA pools.

Shouldn't the Dallas PD and the HOA's be going after this "DJ" since she is root cause?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 08, 2015 09:51 AM (sWgE+)

167 He'll hear from our lawyers.
Posted by: The studio that produced They Call Me Bruce? at June 08, 2015 09:17 AM (h4vJk)


That was Bruce Campbell, producer, writer, starring, funded, and getting a tax write off from Oregon.
Remember his tweet that he scrubbed?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 08, 2015 09:52 AM (3pRHP)

168 They are trying to go after this DJ

She is the one who posted the video. She is giving interviews to media. She thinks she is a star

Posted by: ThunderB at June 08, 2015 09:53 AM (zOTsN)

169 She is the one who posted the video. She is giving interviews to media. She thinks she is a star

We are being done significant damage from Fame Whore Society.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 08, 2015 09:54 AM (oVJmc)

170 The poorly paying job was after he dropped out of school and tried to make it as a writer without a degree.

He could be a successful writer without a degree.


What I got from the article was that he COULDNT be a successful writer without a degree. He dropped out and tried it and failed in unspecified ways. Then he went to college and grad school and I guess got a job, but not one that paid well enough to pay anything on his loans.

But he refused to get a job that actually paid something decent, because otherwise his precious snowflake life would have been ruined.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:54 AM (lIU4e)

171 nood art.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 08, 2015 09:54 AM (heFNg)

172 Oh! Also, he thinks the government should just have an education tax so everybody can go to college. Because that wouldn't' turn it even more into 'high school part 2'.

Posted by: Lea at June 08, 2015 09:55 AM (lIU4e)

173 Robot overlords have plans for you:

http://tinyurl.com/qds8xb8

It isn't that they don't like you, but what good are you to them?

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:55 AM (BZAd3)

174 I envision a time when police stop responding to these squatters raves. I do not want that to happen

Posted by: ThunderB at June 08, 2015 09:57 AM (zOTsN)

175 How's this for news you can use:

If American Pharoah's time on Saturday was put in the 1973 Belmont, he would have finished 16th behind Secretariat.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 09:58 AM (BZAd3)

176 This was supposedly made by the same who made Matrix and Babylon 5. I don't see it.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 08, 2015 09:20 AM (qCMvj)

The Wachowski freaks don't surprise me. Straczynski being a part of something like that does. It's pretty sad. He's an atheist, but I always appreciated that he understood religion and religious people better than your typical village atheist.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 08, 2015 09:59 AM (nRvEn)

177 Whoops - misspoke on the last comment at 175.

He would have finished 16 lengths behind Secretariat.

There. fixed.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 08, 2015 10:00 AM (BZAd3)

178 Then he went to college and grad school and I guess got a job, but not one that paid well enough to pay anything on his loans.

Then the fact is clear: He wildly overpaid for the position he is able to achieve.

His poor choices. Overspending for college, or overestimating his value as a writer.

As entitled as he sounds, probably both.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 08, 2015 10:01 AM (oVJmc)

179 >>> It takes a lot to disgust me, and anger me about silly entertainment. This show is so over the top.

Had it play about 3 minutes or so and it was just so dumbass it wasn't worth continuing. Of course, I hate Orphan Black too so YMMV

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at June 08, 2015 10:05 AM (3ZtZW)

180 Siegel was born in 57 so he started college in 1975 when it wasn't that expensive and then falling interest rates would have shrunk it to a much more manageable size. Wikipedia says he started full time work in 98, at the relatively advanced age of 41.

Posted by: bjk at June 08, 2015 10:48 AM (x2rNW)

181 full time work as a writer. he worked as an editor before that.

Posted by: bjk at June 08, 2015 10:51 AM (x2rNW)

182 The article on Siegel missed something of a punch line. The title of his fourth book is ... wait for it ...

"Are You Serious? How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly"

You just can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: Optimizer at June 08, 2015 11:11 AM (/q6+P)

183 Bandersnatch:

I watched what was basically "a filmed play" yesterday. "Born Yesterday" with Judy Holiday and Broderick Crawford.

Genius!

The great thing about a play making it unscathed onto the screen is that it's all dialogue, dialogue, dialogue! (And no CGI of the Hulk!)

Posted by: RKae at June 08, 2015 11:38 AM (rRs2t)

184 There's real potential in this Conservative Civil Disobedience idea. I mean like "win this sonofabitch once and for all" type of potential.

I'd love to see more popular support for secession, too.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 08, 2015 12:19 PM (IuPHI)

185 If American Pharoah's time on Saturday was put in the 1973 Belmont, he would have finished 16th behind Secretariat.

But 2nd among triple crown winners. It's like comparing Bruce Jenner's mile time against dedicated milers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 08, 2015 01:27 PM (rwI+c)

186 On conservative civil disobiedience
If a Christian baker can be force to participate in a ghey wedding then a ghey wedding can be forced to pay the price od a Christian baker. 'Course the Christian baker needs to pay the church to re-sanctify all tools and facsilities of the trade. And the church could hire dozens of lay ministers from the poor to say lengthy prayers over each spoon and icing nozzle.
To be honest the baker needs to do the sanctification process up front or they are just practicing bakery while Christian rather than being a Christian bakery.
This would be good for the economy and provide jobs. It is also a social service as the gheys have too much money and this would help ease their burden.

Posted by: Igotnothing at June 08, 2015 05:03 PM (Ih4ii)

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