Morning Thread

I love doing this cause it lets me show off my laziness.

Posted by: Dave In Texas at 08:23 AM




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1 Timing is everything!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 30, 2015 08:24 AM (ftVQq)

2 Hey those jump tags don't seem to be working!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 30, 2015 08:25 AM (ftVQq)

3 Renaming confederacy-named streets and schools...defacing historical monuments...crying over 150 year old flags. The whole nation is quickly becoming the memory hole.

Posted by: Doomed at June 30, 2015 08:25 AM (bGLSw)

4 Links on ONT for late comers.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 30, 2015 08:25 AM (GpgJl)

5 ISIS cut a womans head off, they claimed she was a witch

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (zOTsN)

6 As long as you're not showing off anything else. Please don't show off anything else.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (659DL)

7
Smart milblog news:

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Cant Dogfight - New stealth fighter is dead meat in an air battle

http://tinyurl.com/nutywkn

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (kdS6q)

8 "Faith thrives when there is no hope but God."

Ernest Gordon, former Dean of
Princeton University Chapel

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (OSs/l)

9 I am an island.

Posted by: ArmChair in sin at June 30, 2015 08:27 AM (ace8f)

10 ISIS cut a womans head off, they claimed she was a witch

Guess they didn't have a pond handy.

If ever there were a bunch of evil dipshits begging for some B-52 arc light packages, it's these evil dipshits.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:27 AM (659DL)

11 Found a warm, unopened High Life on the kitchen table this morning. Seriously thinking about this.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at June 30, 2015 08:27 AM (Q819Q)

12 7

Smart milblog news:

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Cant Dogfight - New stealth fighter is dead meat in an air battle

http://tinyurl.com/nutywkn


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (kdS6q)

Proves that old adage; try to design something that does everything and it will actually do nothing.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (GpgJl)

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

Karl Barth-Swiss theologian

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (OSs/l)

14 ISIS cut a womans head off, they claimed she was a witch

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (zOTsN)


She did turn me into a newt.


i got better...

Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (UQGss)

15 Hello, fresh Hell.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (fe8aC)

16

DAY 966

497 to go (570 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress myth manufacturers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (St6BJ)

17 Olivia Munn practicing with a fake katana

https://youtu.be/B90hONU3gWA

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (4fj37)

18 tl;dr

Posted by: mindful webworker - too lazy; don't read at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (kWQPe)

19 Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Cant Dogfight

The inevitable on lines one through bazillion.

It's plug-pulling time.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (659DL)

20
If news CAC used to post before kicked us to the curb:

The two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky, and their celestial dance culminates with an ultra-close pairing on June 30th.

Anyone who pays even cursory attention to the evening sky has surely noticed that the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, have been drawing closer together in the west in the evening twilight.

But now the spectacle is taking an even more dramatic turn. on June 30th, Venus and Jupiter will appear so close together just 1/3 degree apart that they'll look like a tight, brilliant double star in the evening sky. You'll be able to cover both with the tip of an outstretched pinky finger.

http://tinyurl.com/putj5yh

Was a show stopper last night. Should be spectacular this evening.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (kdS6q)

21 new thread up, I can relax now.

Posted by: Colin at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (WQLtV)

22 "Christ the Redeemer"

An "Our Daily Bread" devotional:

http://odb.org

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (OSs/l)

23 *takes deep breath and exhales*

Aw, fresh thread smell. ONT was getting a little ripe.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (nqiq9)

24 Good news! The AP says the US is "holding firm" in the Iran nuke talks.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (ee9LE)

25
On this day in 1944, my uncle lost his life on Saipan. If he only knew what America has become.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (St6BJ)

26 Found a warm, unopened High Life on the kitchen table this morning. Seriously thinking about this.


Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at June 30, 2015 08:27 AM (Q819Q)

Freezer for five minutes to maintain the standards of Western Civilization!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (ftVQq)

27 "Seriously thinking about this."



Fcuk it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (fe8aC)

28 Dunno if it's related to the jump tags, but my iPad was automatically scrolling up or down when I tried to read the comments.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at June 30, 2015 08:30 AM (yxw0r)

29 24 Good news! The AP says the US is "holding firm" in the Iran nuke talks.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (ee9LE)


Holding firm. What, Kerry has his face in his hands?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:30 AM (St6BJ)

30 "Faith thrives when there is no hope but God."

"Found a warm, unopened High Life on the kitchen table this morning."



AOSHQ. Here's your diversity, fascists.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:30 AM (659DL)

31 re: F-35 time to revisit a classic quote on another boondoggle.

"There isn't enough thrust in Christendom to fix this plane." - VADM Tom Connolly on the F-111B.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (4fj37)

32 Shame on you LazyDaveInTexas.

Posted by: dogfish at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (jWtyG)

33 From the willow end of last thread:

" I want a B.A.R. "



I want a Garand manufactured to accept B.A.R. magazines.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (nFCLz)

34 "It's plug-pulling time."


Too late for that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (fe8aC)

35 5 ISIS cut a womans head off, they claimed she was a witch

So, she weighed more than a duck?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (5buP8)

36
"Dear Penthouse Letters. I never thought something like this could happen to me....":

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a 2016 contender, reveals in his new book out Tuesday that he once watched pornography with Supreme Court justices while serving as a law clerk.

Cruz was clerking for then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist and recalls standing behind Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in his book, A Time for Truth.

"We were in front of a large computer screen gazing at explicit, hard-core pornography," Cruz wrote, according to The Washington Post. "As we watched these graphic pictures fill our screens, wide-eyed, no one said a word. Except for Justice O'Connor, who lowered her head, squinted slightly, and muttered, 'Oh, my.'"

Daily Mail

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (kdS6q)

37 Dunno if it's related to the jump tags, but my iPad was automatically scrolling up or down when I tried to read the comments.

The squirrels are drinking warm High Life.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (659DL)

38 Mornin'.

Today is IMF-loan default day for the Greeks.

Their resolve has hardened. They won't pay.

Nothing like this has ever occurred before.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (noWW6)

39
I think Israel should be working on a crash program to retrofit its jumbo jets to carry the MOP's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (St6BJ)

40 "A number of The Times which might, because of changes in political alignment, or mistaken prophecies uttered by Big Brother, have ben rewritten a dozen times still stood on the files bearing its original date, and no other copy existed to contradict it.

Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made.

Even the written instructions which Winston received, and which he invariably got rid of as soon as he had dealt with them, never stated or implied that an act of forgery was to be committed: always, the reference was to slips, errors, misprints, or misquotations which it was necessary to put right in the interests of accuracy."


1984

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (fwARV)

41 Wha? Glundandra Perelandra are gonna make us a new Oyarsa?

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (Q819Q)

42 at least you are doing it daveintx

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (0O7c5)

43 I get a "Somecards" e-mail every week. It is sometimes amusing, but today's was all gay, all the time, with a segue into mocking the CBF. And the tone was so smug....

It's so easy to click "unsubscribe."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (Zu3d9)

44 Another suburban family morning
Grandmother screaming at the wall
We have to shout above the din of our rice crispies
We can't hear anything at all

Posted by: Bigby's Dutch Rub at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (3ZtZW)

45 Smart milblog news:

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Cant Dogfight - New stealth fighter is dead meat in an air battle

http://tinyurl.com/nutywkn
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM (kdS6q)


Your not surprised are you? As we both know, a plane designed to do everything well, usually does nothing well. How come we know that, but the geniuses at the Pentagon don't? Those stupid enought to forget history are doomed to repeat it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (wq4B0)

46 "I want a Garand manufactured to accept B.A.R. magazines."



SOCOM. Not BAR mags if I recall but external mags as opposed to the stripper feed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:33 AM (fe8aC)

47 29 24 Good news! The AP says the US is "holding firm" in the Iran nuke talks.

The only thing Barky holds firm is Reggie's joint.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 30, 2015 08:33 AM (5buP8)

48 "There isn't enough thrust in Christendom to fix this plane." - VADM Tom Connolly on the F-111B.

Counterpoint: The F-4 Phantom.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:33 AM (659DL)

49 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (OSs/l)

Really liked that quote. Thanks.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 30, 2015 08:33 AM (nqiq9)

50 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:29 AM (St6BJ)

Bless his memory.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at June 30, 2015 08:33 AM (+XMAD)

51 45 Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (wq4B0)

The DoD is now the moral equivalent of HUD, except with uniforms.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (St6BJ)

52 I think Israel should be working on a crash program to retrofit its jumbo jets to carry the MOP's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:32 AM (St6BJ)

ya do know that a 747 has a rather large radar return right? And is rather slow?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (wq4B0)

53 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (kff5f)

54 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (4fj37)

Her boyfriend has shitty technique.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (Zu3d9)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (kff5f)

56 time to go BBL this afternoon

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (GpgJl)

57 the reference was to slips, errors, misprints, or misquotations which it was necessary to put right in the interests of accuracy

Everything James Hansen ever did waves.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (659DL)

58 Much like a burned-out hooker: I don't want to do this f*cking job today.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (kff5f)

59 52 ya do know that a 747 has a rather large radar return right? And is rather slow?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (wq4B0)


Well, you take out the radar and AAA first! Duh!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (St6BJ)

60 Dunno if it's related to the jump tags, but my iPad was automatically scrolling up or down when I tried to read the comments.



Turn off. Clean screen. Reboot. Happens with touch screens. Especially if there is just the slightest finger oils on the screen. Some units are sensitive enough to pick up on that.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (nFCLz)

61 Burn it down.

Scatter the stones.

Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:34 AM (kff5f)

Morning reading complete. Now back to work.

Posted by: Golfman at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (fQAkR)

62 Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Cant Dogfight - New stealth fighter is dead meat in an air battle. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:26 AM

I don't know what you're whining about. Teh F-35 sounds like the answer to Choom Boy's dreams!

An atrociously expense "weapon" that gives the advantage to the enemy has his name all over it.

That said, the chairborne drones at the Pentagon who approved this should be assigned to fly the "combat" missions in it.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (P8YHq)

63 "Daily Mail"


WTF is that? Part of a case?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (fe8aC)

64 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:31 AM (kdS6q)

I'm not a guy, but I would think watching pron with Sandra Day O'Connor would be kind of a - buzzkill.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (+XMAD)

65 Oren says Iran has begun an "major upgrading program for its proxies in the region" and they will put money they receive from the agreement to accelerate the upgrading

he think over 100,000 "smart" bombs to iranian proxies

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (zOTsN)

66 " I want a B.A.R. "

Those things are big, heavy guns. I'm 6'4", 200 lbs, and the thought of firing that thing from the shoulder is intimidating. You virtually have to fire prone, w/a bi-pod.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (5buP8)

67 "Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a 2016 contender, reveals in his new book out
Tuesday that he once watched pornography with Supreme Court justices
while serving as a law clerk."

Watching Cruz noisily pimp for the passage of Obamatrade, only to turn around and indignantly denounce it after it was a done deal, was as disgusting as German scatology fetish porn.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (noWW6)

68 Democrat err err CNN all a flutter that Obama is at 50% approval, is this a great country or what.

Posted by: Colin at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (WQLtV)

69 SOCOM. Not BAR mags if I recall but external mags as opposed to the stripper feed.


.30-'06?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (nFCLz)

70 Oren syas there was loud debate in Israel about what America would do if Israel were attacked'


until the Srian red line was crossed. Then they knew we would do nothing, ever, under any circumstances

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:37 AM (zOTsN)

71 "Counterpoint: The F-4 Phantom."

Which had a pretty rough time of it against smaller, lighter Migs over Vietnam.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:38 AM (fe8aC)

72 66 " I want a B.A.R. "

Those things are big, heavy guns. I'm 6'4", 200 lbs, and the thought of firing that thing from the shoulder is intimidating. You virtually have to fire prone, w/a bi-pod.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (5buP


I always liked the look of the M-76 smg. The hijackers used them in "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3." Don't know how good of a weapon it is in real life, but they have a mean look.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:38 AM (St6BJ)

73 I love doing this cause it lets me show off my laziness.

Posted by: Dave In Texas at 08:23 AM



Pfft.


I'm so lazy i won't even finish this com

Posted by: naturalfake at June 30, 2015 08:38 AM (KUa85)

74 Nice laziness you got there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 30, 2015 08:38 AM (K3H4e)

75
WTF is that? Part of a case?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill




In the break room after the office xmas party.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:38 AM (kdS6q)

76

Turn off. Clean screen. Reboot. Happens with touch screens. Especially if there is just the slightest finger oils on the screen. Some units are sensitive enough to pick up on that.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (nFCLz)

**********
Aha. Thank you, sir.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at June 30, 2015 08:39 AM (yxw0r)

77 @46 That would pretty much be an M-14, right?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 30, 2015 08:39 AM (xq1UY)

78 Which had a pretty rough time of it against smaller, lighter Migs over Vietnam.

My point being, if you put a big enough engine on anything, it will fly.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:39 AM (659DL)

79 I, too, want a BAR.

More importantly, I want a return to the constitutional order in which it is legal for me to own one, without first having to ask "Mother May I" of the f*cking government.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:39 AM (kff5f)

80 75
WTF is that? Part of a case?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

In the break room after the office xmas party.....
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:38 AM (kdS6q)


This is not the Anita Hill to die on.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:39 AM (St6BJ)

81 Oren says he feels like the Jew about to be executed by the SS

Two Jews. About to be executed by the SS. They hand them both blindfolds

One Jew refuses his blind fold

The other Jew says "Don't Make Trouble"

thats where we are

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:39 AM (zOTsN)

82 Why are comments so light here? Lazy thread?

Or more Gay Day hangover?

Posted by: hmitchell3rd at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (SzdTw)

83 I hate to ask...

Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (eytER)

84 I always liked the Tomcat.

Posted by: Y-not at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (RWGcK)

85 @41 Some of my very favorite books. Happy to see the reference.

Posted by: Lizabth at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (Qeh6Q)

86 Eurostar service (train in Chunnel) cancelled due to strikers setting fire on tracks.

Posted by: Baldy at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (sEXjW)

87
Meanwhile, this:

Chipotle has been handing out some provocative coupons at gay pride parades around the country.

The coupons are printed with the phrase "?Homo estas?" above a photo of a burrito. Below the burrito, there is text that reads, "Which way do you sway?" with arrows pointing to two buttons. One button reads "I eat tacos" and the other reads "I eat burritos."

Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said the company has used the tagline in support of Pride events for several years "and it has always been very well received in the LGBT community." "If there are some who find it insensitive, we certainly apologize for that," he told Business Insider.

ISWYDT

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (kdS6q)

88 83 I hate to ask...

Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (enter)


Did you see that dog at the bottom of the ONT? Well, you should see the one that lost.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:41 AM (St6BJ)

89 However, it looks like the wife and I have a decent chance of getting our expenses down to where we can afford to live on just my salary (and still send the kids to their private school, to boot).

Which means the "Rev Share" payout I'm requesting tomorrow should be mine to do with as I please.

So, someone here suggested the SOCOM-16 over the Mini-30 the other day. What says the Horde? And how much will a SOCOM-16 run me?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:41 AM (kff5f)

90 OMG

Ronana Farrow went to Houston to a gun store and interviewed young people who like to shoot

expresses astonishment they are not old and they are not white

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:41 AM (zOTsN)

91 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

This is what we told ourselves in the late 50s/early 60s. We were taught otherwise.

And we will be again.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:41 AM (659DL)

92 and they are not all male

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (zOTsN)

93 Vic Snews in the ONT:

http://bit.ly/vnn-2015-06-30

_____

In case anybody found some spare change in the couch this morning (anybody but the couch f'er), here's a need.

A world-renowned banjo player, who brought joy to thousands of bluegrass fans is in need of your help.

John Hickman is a five string banjo picker who lives in Guthrie [Okla]. After battling health problems, racking up medical bills and being forced to quit work, the Hickman's house is falling apart with no funds for repairs. Now the community is coming together to raise the money....

KFOR
http://bit.ly/j-hickman

GoFundMe account (Yeah, GoFundMe, but...)
http://www.gofundme.com/wurbh2j

Posted by: mindful webworker - sez who? at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (kWQPe)

94 Those things are big, heavy guns. I'm 6'4", 200 lbs, and the thought of firing that thing from the shoulder is intimidating. You virtually have to fire prone, w/a bi-pod.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 30, 2015 08:36 AM (5buP

I'm 6-2 and 230, but I wasn't considering firing from the shoulder. Just want unlimited mags, secured targets, and firing as long as the barrel heat will let me. Just need the release, that's all. No other response (or gun) feels like it would be enough this morning.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (nqiq9)

95
Why are comments so light here? Lazy thread?
Posted by: hmitchell3rd



Late early morning thread. Ont hit a 1000 while waiting.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (kdS6q)

96 so a taco represents, like vajay and burrito is a manpole? This is supposed to make me hungry?

Posted by: hmitchell3rd at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (SzdTw)

97 expresses astonishment they are not old and they are not white

And are not gunning each other down on the spot.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (659DL)

98 Circa - the F-4B Phantom II was a pure Navy design for an interceptor. It was designed to carry 4 AIM-7 Sparrow and 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders. That was its only original mission.

The F-111A was intended by the USAF to replace the F-105. A low level supersonic capable nuclear armed tactical bomber. Not to tangle with fighters.

The F-111B was supposed to take the AWG-9 and AIM-54 of the Navy Missileer program and cram it into the F-111 airframe. And thus create an interceptor to replace the F-4. Grumman got saddled with the task of adding a tailhook, FB-111 wings, a new shorter radome, and a myriad of other modifications. The TF30P-3 engines could be counted on maybe 25,000lbs of thrust from each. But the F-111B was severely overweight. Thus it had a Thrust to Weight ratio of of less than 0.5lbs of thrust per 1lb of airframe. Grumman tried WIP and SWIP to reduce weight but it was still a pig.

But McNamara thought F really meant Fighter and lo the decree was issued. And the Navy was stuck with a sow's ear called the F-111B.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (4fj37)

99 91 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

This is what we told ourselves in the late 50s/early 60s. We were taught otherwise.

And we will be again.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:41 AM (659DL)


Smart 30MM rounds. I imagine they are in the works as we speak. Budget cuts notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (St6BJ)

100 81 Also don't forget that many Germans thought that German bureaucracy would temper the Nazi power, which it didn't...

Posted by: Colin at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (WQLtV)

101 ".30-'06?"


Well, .308. Maybe -06. Springfield Armory. It's a new build M-1 with a mag feed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (fe8aC)

102 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM


If I were a military planner, I wouldn't count on anything "going by the wayside." Just when you think it won't/can't happen, it does.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (P8YHq)

103 Didja see the NYT's headline about Greece?

"Trillions Spent, but Crises Like Greece's Persist"

Yeah, boy, that's a head scratcher.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (ee9LE)

104 Is dogfighting a thing anymore?

Sheeet, Jim. It's huge!

Posted by: Michael Vic at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (5buP8)

105 "Eurostar service (train in Chunnel) cancelled due to strikers setting fire on tracks."

I suspect there is going to be a wave of new union militancy in Europe, and when eurounions get bitchy and start engaging in general strikes, entire economies grind to a halt.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (noWW6)

106 Watching porn with Rehnquist and O'Connor....not a turn on.

Posted by: Cheri at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (oiNtH)

107 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM
________

As in Red Baron or Michael Vick?

Posted by: FireHorse at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (tw4zl)

108 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (kdS6q)

Sometimes I wish I could *extra* boycott someone.

I mean, I don't eat at Chipotle anyway, but I wish there were some way I could let them know of my disapproval.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:44 AM (kff5f)

109


Y'all get your blab on!

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 30, 2015 08:44 AM (4oVym)

110
67 "Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a 2016 contender, reveals in his new book out
Tuesday that he once watched pornography with Supreme Court justices
while serving as a law clerk."

Watching Cruz noisily pimp for the passage of Obamatrade, only to turn around and indignantly denounce it after it was a done deal, was as disgusting as German scatology fetish porn.



Posted by: torquewrench


Yes, its Hillary's turn. Nothing disgusting there.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 30, 2015 08:44 AM (kfcYC)

111
Who else doesnt have a 3-day weekend?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 30, 2015 08:44 AM (4oVym)

112 95 Late early morning thread. Ont hit a 1000 while waiting.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (kdS6q)

Watch; we'll barely break 150 when the Dump comes up.

Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:44 AM (St6BJ)

113 Thanks, LDC. I have started taking my morning coffee with Early Morning Thread. Delish. I guess I've moved up from Lurker to Full Moron.

Posted by: hmitchell3rd at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (SzdTw)

114 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (enter)


Yeah right. That is the same thing they thought when they originally built the F-4 Phantom. They found out otherwise in Vietnam. But in the case of the F-35 it may be a mute point since the plane apparently can't dog fight worth a shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (wq4B0)

115 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM




Well, I heard Valerie and Mooch got into it the other day...










I denounce myself.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (KUa85)

116 In Oregon on Sunday, the USA Track Field Outdoor Championships were being held, with all 49 states' flags proudly on display.

http://www.oregon.statenews.net/index.php/sid/234259417

Sign o' the times.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (xSLYf)

117 who are we dog fighting? ME pilots? brutha please


unless they are IDF, I am not worried about any air to air

maybe Russia

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (zOTsN)

118 "I, too, want a BAR."



Well, you can get a "BAR." Not the one of WW1/2 fame but the civvy version.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (fe8aC)

119 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (4fj37)

I know the history. F-4 was also originally built without guns/cannon, too. See note at 91.

McNamara was a train wreck. And then later claimed ignorance about events in which he played a central role. Reminds me of someone.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:46 AM (659DL)

120 >>Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

If you believe the Obamacrats, war itself has gone by the wayside. The U.S. has no enemies because Obama has restored our respect in the world.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 08:46 AM (O7MnT)

121 Recently picked up an M1A. Love, love, LOVE that rifle!

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2015 08:47 AM (6xtq3)

122 119 McNamara was a train wreck. And then later claimed ignorance about events in which he played a central role. Reminds me of someone.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:46 AM (659DL

The blood of 57,000 Americans are on his hands in particular. I hope he's roasting.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:47 AM (St6BJ)

123 F4 went through a billion modifications

the one they flew in Vietnam is not exactly the same air craft as the on they flew in the 90s

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:47 AM (zOTsN)

124 unless they are IDF, I am not worried about any air to air

maybe Russia


I am concerned about China. Mainly on numbers, but in the future on quality, too.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:47 AM (659DL)

125 Ha, I should have anticipated the Michael Vick snark!

OK, "Air Combat Maneuvering." And I appreciate the points about ACM being deemphasized in the 60s.

Between the absurd range of AA missiles along with drones and things, I always got the impression that ACM was on a downcycle.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:47 AM (eytER)

126 I don't know that I can catch up with this thread. Maybe I'll have coffee and see ya'll in the next...

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (lIU4e)

127 Oh good morning all! As Whitey the Slave I look forward this day to serving my Gay Overlords, my black and brown soon to be masters, the Federal Plantation Edifice and all other takers, moochers, looters and complainers. I love working all the time and making sure others are fed, clothed and entertained while I slurp on my hot gruel and hope my efforts are appreciated. To work! To work! To work!....

Posted by: Whitey the Slave at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (D0NZx)

128
Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.



Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM

Been also told that tanks are passe, now all the military powers are building new tanks over the next few years. Russia/China/US/ and even Germany is buying back tanks they had sold off.

Posted by: Colin at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (WQLtV)

129 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM (4fj37)

I continue to be dazzled by your depth of aviation knowledge.

Posted by: jwest at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (9ZZd+)

130 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM (fe8aC)

Is the civvy version fully automatic? No? Then it's not a BAR. Maybe a BSAR - but that sounds teh ghey.

Speaking of stupid acronyms, my current client has a TO/Hierarchy system they call TARDs.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (kff5f)

131 who are we dog fighting? ME pilots? brutha please
unless they are IDF, I am not worried about any air to air
maybe Russia

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:45 AM


A lot of professional military-types thought the Japanese were funny little squinty-eyed dudes with thick glasses who couldn't pilot an aircraft worth shit, too.

Then WWII happened.

It's the "incompetent" guy who sneaks in behind you and blows your shit away.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (P8YHq)

132 124 I am concerned about China. Mainly on numbers, but in the future on quality, too.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:47 AM (659DL)


They say quantity has a quality all its own. Then again, they got slanty eyes so how good can they fly?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (St6BJ)

133 >>>Didja see the NYT's headline about Greece?



"Trillions Spent, but Crises Like Greece's Persist"



Yeah, boy, that's a head scratcher.
.
.
.It's like, wow you really cant keep dumping money down a rat hole without negative consequences at some point. Even though Herr Doktor Nobel Prize Winner Krugman seems to think that the austerity measures were too strict for Greece and that's why they are collapsing.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (iONHu)

134 I read the story about the removal of the Confederate flag from Ft. Sumter. The question occurred to me: Is the Left trying to provoke an insurrection?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (YFw5T)

135 >>McNamara was a train wreck.

You should have included a trigger warning.

"Trainwreck" is a trigger word for people who have survived railroad accidents, and for those who have been traumatized by documentaries about railroad accidents, and for those who were traumatized by the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor movie 'Silver Streak' which contained offensive images of a white comedian in blackface and also a railroad accident.

Curb your privilege, racist.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (O7MnT)

136 So the French ARRESTED the head of Uber's operatiosn there.

No, really.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (659DL)

137 It's plug-pulling time.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:28 AM (659DL)

They need to go back to the F-22 for now. Then someone needs to sit down with the Air Force and explain to them their roles (air supremacy, strategic bombing, and non-close combat tactical support). Then let the Army provide their own close combat tactical support and let the Navy/Marines develop aircraft that meet their needs.

As Vic pointed out, you can't build a do-it-all aircraft. It's like building a ship that can submerge, is an aircraft carrier, can fight surface engagements, and land on a beach.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (nRvEn)

138 Well, .308. Maybe -06. Springfield Armory.
It's a new build M-1 with a mag feed.


M1A. (M-14) .308. Nice rifle. But there is just something about the M1 Garand that screams "Own Me!"

If it just took magazines.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (nFCLz)

139 I believe others have mentioned this but the only way forward if the SCOTUS is going to act as a super legislative body, then it should be representative of the 50 states.

To that end, the SCOTUS should be expanded to 50 and and each states legislature will propose a jurist. Obviously the president can select who he wants but the congress can simply refuse to approve those outside of those picked by the states.

Congress sets the number of SCOTUS members so this isn't an issue.

This maneuver would have to be undertaken when the GOP controlled congress and the presidency but I think this has a more realistic shot then a convention of the states.

We need 38 states to ratify anything out of a convention and we simply do not and will not have the required number to pass any meaningful amendments, I'm not saying don't try but an Article V is simply not the magic bullet.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 30, 2015 08:50 AM (F+kpO)

140 "the one they flew in Vietnam is not exactly the same air craft as the on they flew in the 90s"


The E vs. the D was a serious difference. But it was never a dogfighter. It was a long range fleet defense interceptor through and through. Fly fast and carry a payload, yes. Maneuver? No.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:50 AM (fe8aC)

141 The question occurred to me: Is the Left trying to provoke an insurrection?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (YFw5T)


Some of them, yes.
Others are just hoping further to humiliate the UnPeople of Jesusland.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:50 AM (kff5f)

142 Ont hit a 1000 while waiting.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 08:42 AM
________

I killed it. I suppose I owe apologies but I'm too lazy.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 30, 2015 08:50 AM (tw4zl)

143 As Vic pointed out, you can't build a do-it-all aircraft. It's like building a ship that can submerge, is an aircraft carrier, can fight surface engagements, and land on a beach.

We're working on it.

Posted by: Nick Fury at June 30, 2015 08:50 AM (eytER)

144 'Silver Streak'

"Are you worried about the cops?"

"Forget the cops, I just hope we don't meet no Muslims."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:50 AM (659DL)

145 The U.S. has no enemies because Obama has restored our respect in the world.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 08:46 AM (O7MnT)

Maybe Obama views it as some sort of perverted balancing act: by fundamentally transforming our govt, Obama is creating more enemies to the US within its own borders so he can claim we have more enemies within our borders vs without.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (nqiq9)

146 they are using drones more and more, wouldnt be suprised to see manned aircraft eliminated in our lifetime, which has its own moral hazards

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (zOTsN)

147 Watching porn with Rehnquist and O'Connor: Clearly, porn actors from the 1970s were denied their fundamental constitutional right to razors.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (sMrHS)

148 For Anna Puma-and anyone else interested.

In case you haven't seen it, here's a wonderful article and video from "Legal Insurrection" about twin ten year olds who start playing Battleship and end up corresponding with and meeting a 90 year old Veteran who served on an aircraft carrier:

http://tinyurl.com/q2z6ap7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (OSs/l)

149 They need to go back to the F-22 for now. Then someone needs to sit down with the Air Force and explain to them their roles (air supremacy, strategic bombing, and non-close combat tactical support). Then let the Army provide their own close combat tactical support and let the Navy/Marines develop aircraft that meet their needs.

As Vic pointed out, you can't build a do-it-all aircraft. It's like building a ship that can submerge, is an aircraft carrier, can fight surface engagements, and land on a beach.
Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (nRvEn)


The F-22 can not be used on a Carrier

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (wq4B0)

150
Watching porn with Rehnquist and O'Connor....not a turn on.

Posted by: Cheri at June 30, 2015 08:43 AM (oiNtH)

Well, that's one way to break the habit. Bleh.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (Q819Q)

151 The UK MoD even had a White Paper proving that missile armed interceptors were the only way wars would be fought in the future.

Then Vietnam came along for the Americans who believed the same thing. Hence the F-4B/C/D Phantom IIs lacked an internal gun. But the Communists had never read those papers and when the furballs erupted the Americans were firing two AIM-7s at one target in the hope one would hit or even ignite, IIRC the AIM-7 success rate was about 7%. Even the AIM-9B would go erratic and miss. And once the Phantoms went Winchester all they could do was run away. Plus because of the missiles only mindset, tactics and training did not factor a gun into the mix.

Which meant the cannon and Sidewinder armed F-8 Crusaders became the MiG killing champs when looking at loss ratio.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (4fj37)

152 "They need to go back to the F-22 for now. "



Won't happen. They broke up the factory. On Bush IIs watch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (fe8aC)

153 Dog fighting?

Frankly I've had a case of the heebie-jeebies ever since they dropped the tail gunner from the 52's. Tail gunners didn't much like it, either.

It's bound to come up, so why not now: an F-15 jockey who's flown in those memorial formations with a P-51 said he'd be hard put to deal with one, close in. When they retired the Skyraider, the wailing and teeth-gnashing made this Warthog dustup sound like a quiet evening at the Officers' Club.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (xq1UY)

154 Last American fighter Ace flew an F4

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (zOTsN)

155 Like Andi Sullivan, Roger Simon (formerly the good one) has lost his mind over gay marriage.

Apparently, we should ignore all of that silly ole destroying the Rule of Law and mangling the Constitution and rapery of the 10th Amendment.

Because. It's. The. Law.

And there's nothing you big ole sillyheads can do.

Except retreat to and hide in your churches.

You know, they could have handled gay marriage as provided for in the Constitution and I would be fine with it, but-

The Law is the Law except when The Enlightened(TM) deem it extinct.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (KUa85)

156 they are using drones more and more, wouldnt be suprised to see manned aircraft eliminated in our lifetime, which has its own moral hazards
Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (zOTsN)

Yeah, BUT, now many times has the enemy, even Iran, brought down a drone by jamming it's communications with it's controller? Still nothing can replace a Hooman yet

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (wq4B0)

157 "Who else doesnt have a 3-day weekend?"

I'll be working. I don't feel like celebrating, so I thought I might as well work and let others have more time with their families.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (YFw5T)

158 With the advent of missiles such as Meteor, with comparable Russian and Chinese systems emerging, the real challenge in fighter jets isn't dogfighting.

It's BVR engagements, beyond visual range, getting killed by a jet way the hell off in the distance that lofts an ultrafast supermaneuverable homing missile.

Stealth has repeatedly been touted as the way to avoid getting killed in a BVR fight. If you're unseen you'll live.

Except that the F-35 brings one thing to the table stealthwise. Radar stealth. In other aspects, such as its infrared signature, the F-35 isn't stealthy at all. And can't be made better in its IR output due to constrained design issues. Meanwhile, IRST, infrared search and track, is the fastest progressing airborne sensor technology.

Weapons which excel at finding warm things against a cold background, meet the warmest object in the sky.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (noWW6)

159 The F-22 can not be used on a Carrier

The F-18 is a very capable aircraft until a next gen. What we actually need are more carriers and air wings.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (659DL)

160 they are using drones more and more, wouldnt be suprised to see manned aircraft eliminated in our lifetime, which has its own moral hazards

Practical ones, too.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (kff5f)

161 They say quantity has a quality all its own. Then again, they got slanty eyes so how good can they fly?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM (St6BJ)

Secret weapon.... dental floss.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

162 The M1 is a lot of fun to shoot. Heck, they're fun to just look at! I have a stock Garand, and a 'Tanker' modified to .308.

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (6xtq3)

163 "...it may be a mute point..."


Moot, not mute.

Posted by: jwest at June 30, 2015 08:54 AM (9ZZd+)

164 161 Secret weapon.... dental floss.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

Dentar fross. Ah, so . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:54 AM (St6BJ)

165 Won't happen. They broke up the factory. On Bush IIs watch.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (fe8aC)


Well yeah, it will not happen, but they still have all the dies and equipment to re-start the line if the will was there, which it is not

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:54 AM (wq4B0)

166 "Is the civvy version fully automatic? No? Then it's not a BAR. Maybe a BSAR - but that sounds teh ghey. "


Well, of course not. Browning sells the rifle as the civilian "BAR."


Don't quibble with me. Quibble with Browning and the government.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:54 AM (fe8aC)

167 Now, you eat your vegetables or you're going to have to watch porn with Rehnquist and O'Connor.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 08:54 AM (ee9LE)

168 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:52 AM (4fj37)

It sucks when the enemy doesn't play by the rules.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (Zu3d9)

169 it is easier to replace a drone than a human. everytime.

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (zOTsN)

170 g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (ZQfW9)

171 >>>>Then Vietnam came along for the Americans who believed the same thing.
Hence the F-4B/C/D Phantom IIs lacked an internal gun. But the
Communists had never read those papers and when the furballs erupted the
Americans were firing two AIM-7s at one target in the hope one would
hit or even ignite, IIRC the AIM-7 success rate was about 7%. Even the
AIM-9B would go erratic and miss. And once the Phantoms went Winchester
all they could do was run away. Plus because of the missiles only
mindset, tactics and training did not factor a gun into the mix.

Which meant the cannon and Sidewinder armed F-8 Crusaders became the MiG killing champs when looking at loss ratio.
.
.
.
.We pulled the same stupid stuff with ships too. Missile only armed Cruisers like the Long Beach. What a joke.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (iONHu)

172 I mean, I don't eat at Chipotle anyway, but I wish there were some way I could let them know of my disapproval.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:44 AM (kff5f)
---------
But I thought teh gheys were just as wholesome as June and Ward Cleaver, and their reputation for being promiscuous and sordid was a bigoted stereotype. I guess Chipotle's marketing department knows better.

Posted by: Armin Miewes at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (F1Z8f)

173 Last American fighter Ace flew an F4

Current internet Ace flies....Pixy. The parallels are striking.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (659DL)

174 >>Won't happen. They broke up the factory. On Bush IIs watch.

Yes, Bush II was not a fan of the F-22; he was convinced the F-35 could do they same job for half the price.

Dumbass.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (O7MnT)

175 155 Posted by: naturalfake at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (KUa85)


I left him a comment which no doubt will get removed. Not that it was profane; just truthful.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (St6BJ)

176 The F-18 is a very capable aircraft until a next gen. What we actually need are more carriers and air wings.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:53 AM (659DL)

Yes, BUT- there is always a BUT-- they are wearing out fast

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (wq4B0)

177 They say quantity has a quality all its own. Then again, they got slanty eyes so how good can they fly?


Fly? Walking scares me. Two thousand shoulder to shoulder, 10,000 deep.

20,000,000 is a drop in the bucket to a country with 1,000,000,000. Like damn locusts.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 08:55 AM (nFCLz)

178 They need to go back to letting the services spec and procure their own aircraft. So, if the Navy has a really good all weather interceptor and the Army Air Corps thinks it would be a good idea to cram a GAU8 into the airframe and adapt it to the ground attack role, let 'em.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at June 30, 2015 08:56 AM (Q819Q)

179 As I have stated before - a Navy plane can easily serve the USAF. But a USAF plane can't easily serve in the US Navy.

F-4 and A-7 went USAF. Air Defense Command almost bought the F-14 to replace their F-106s. But politics frustrated that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:56 AM (4fj37)

180 Since his name was mentioned;
McNamara was evil. He came up with the idea (project 100 thousand) that the maladjusted and the retarded should be sent into the military.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at June 30, 2015 08:56 AM (i7JE3)

181 The whole nation is quickly becoming the memory hole.


QUICKLY ? ! ? ! ? ! ?

Hell, this has be going on since Reagan left office.

Posted by: Paladin at June 30, 2015 08:56 AM (WujO7)

182 Is dogfighting a thing anymore? I thought it was going by the wayside.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM

Well, Top Gun 2 is being made. Dogfighting with drones I believe.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 30, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)

183 What we actually need are more carriers and air wings.

-
I'm not worried about the marines because they can be deployed on the Princess Cruise Line.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 08:57 AM (U2CRp)

184 Watching porn with Rehnquist and O'Connor: Clearly, porn actors from the 1970s were denied their fundamental constitutional right to razors.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (sMrHS)



I'm not quite sure I follow the plot here-


Why is this one spider trying to forcefully feed this salami to another spider.

when that other spider clearly keeps throwing it back up?


Posted by: Sandra Day O'Connor at June 30, 2015 08:57 AM (KUa85)

185 As I have stated before - a Navy plane can easily serve the USAF. But a USAF plane can't easily serve in the US Navy.


yes that is very true, but ideally, there is still no reason to burden a USAF fighter or bomber with all that extra weight if you don't have to

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:58 AM (wq4B0)

186 Well, Top Gun 2 is being made. Dogfighting with drones I believe.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 30, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)


Please tell me you're kidding. Not that TG2 is being made- I know that's really a thing- but Dogfighting with drones? Seriously?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 08:58 AM (kff5f)

187 Can I blame McNamara for the A-3 becoming the B-66?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 08:58 AM (4fj37)

188 Well, Top Gun 2 is being made.

We are going to pretend that this is not happening.

OKAY?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 08:58 AM (659DL)

189 Another Day another bit of insanity,

Oblather wants salaried employees to be paid overtime. I guess he will just wave his magic wand and make it thus.

That will so totally be awesome for jobs and the economy!!!

Posted by: Cheri at June 30, 2015 08:58 AM (oiNtH)

190 Mr has a three-day weekend, but we have a huge stack of things to do around the house -- and, even worse, in the yard -- so no relaxing for us this weekend. We're in the midst of a 100s heatwave, so it should be a lot of "fun."

Posted by: Y-not at June 30, 2015 08:58 AM (RWGcK)

191 I always liked the Tomcat.

Posted by: Y-not at June 30, 2015 08:40 AM (RWGcK)


I'm currently building one in 1/32. It's massive, pissed-off looking and going to be loaded to the gills.

Model airplanes, by the way, are my obsession. I'm insane, intricate and crazy about it.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 30, 2015 08:59 AM (fwARV)

192 top Gun 2 going to be even more ghey? Trans pilot?

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 08:59 AM (zOTsN)

193 "I'm not worried about the marines because they can be deployed on the Princess Cruise Line."



All the food is comp' but you have to pay for the alcohol.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 08:59 AM (fe8aC)

194 Oblather wants salaried employees to be paid overtime. I guess he will just wave his magic wand and make it thus.

Heard about that this morning- doubling the salary limit for non-exempt status.

I see no way this could possibly go wrong.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 09:01 AM (kff5f)

195 No such danger of a heatwave here in the NE...we're stuck in a wet pattern that looks the same day after day.

Posted by: Colin at June 30, 2015 09:01 AM (WQLtV)

196
169: "it is easier to replace a drone than a human. everytime"

The Chinese may differ with that opinion.

Posted by: Azenogoth at June 30, 2015 09:01 AM (z/vX9)

197 Kinda like this one I think

http://www.arcair.com/Gal3/2401-2500/Gal2449-F-14-Narita/00.shtm

And Nearsider, FOD screens...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 09:01 AM (4fj37)

198 Lest we forget, Sandra Day O'Connor is a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (xq1UY)

199 "top Gun 2 going to be even more ghey?"


There's Maverick, sitting on the beach outside his RV trailer, swilling cheap booze, when the government car marked "U.S. Navy" pulls. Two officers step out and approach. One pulls off his sunglasses and says "We need you."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (fe8aC)

200 163 "...it may be a mute point..."


Moot, not mute.
Posted by: jwest at June 30, 2015 08:54 AM (9ZZd+)



For all intensive purposes.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (yxw0r)

201 Dave, sit down, have a cold beverage, take a break. That was some hard work there!

Posted by: Jay in Ames at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (i2Lsf)

202 "...but we have a huge stack of things to do around the house -- and, even worse, in the yard"


24 yards of mulch down so far. About 30 more to go.

Posted by: jwest at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (9ZZd+)

203 Somewhere long ago, people forgot the idea that the supreme law of the land is the Constitution - not what 9 justices say about the Constitution.

Posted by: SH at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (gmeXX)

204 "Heard about that this morning- doubling the salary limit for non-exempt status."

My employer can't afford that, so maybe I won't be working the weekend after all.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (YFw5T)

205 Y-Not: I have become such a weather wimp and can't take the heat - it is in the 100's here as well. Will set the alarm on day off to get up early to do yard work and then knock off about 11am. I won't go back out to do some more until 6pm. Can't take it.

Posted by: Cheri at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (oiNtH)

206 the F-4 Americas proof it you put big enough engines on a brick you can make it fly....not sure where the quote came from, but its so true.

I spent some time in Southern California as a kid. We would drive around the El Toro Marine base on our way to school...nothing in the world like a flight of F-4's taking off over your VW bug...

Posted by: WunderKraut at June 30, 2015 09:02 AM (rmS3U)

207 I was wondering last night how much it would cost to support a military of the size we actually need.

I feel like if we recapitalized with proven technology instead of exotic Manga weapons like the Osprey and F-35, it would cost a lot less.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 09:03 AM (O7MnT)

208 Well this is another fine mess, Dave in Texas (if that's really your name). It appears that you have gotten some of your laziness in my sloth and malaise. I demand reparations.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 30, 2015 09:04 AM (mvenn)

209 Somewhere long ago, people forgot the idea that the supreme law of the land is the Constitution - not what 9 justices say about the Constitution.

Yeah. Approximately 212 years ago.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 09:04 AM (kff5f)

210 "Can I blame McNamara for the A-3 becoming the B-66?"


I don't know if that was Mc' or not. The B-66 did wind up becoming a pretty decent EW platform though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 30, 2015 09:04 AM (fe8aC)

211 Oblather wants salaried employees to be paid overtime. I guess he will just wave his magic wand and make it thus.>>>

The company I work for used to calculate the hourly rate on the salaried employees checks based on weekly hours. Talk about a demotivational tool.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 30, 2015 09:04 AM (P/aDH)

212 McNamara was evil. He came up with the idea (project 100 thousand) that the maladjusted and the retarded should be sent into the military.

-
Thus depriving congress of their recruit pool.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (A8SM0)

213 unmanned aircraft platforms and their weapons systems were a "thing" in the military section of the Paris Air Show. Just saying

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (zOTsN)

214 It's like, wow you really cant keep dumping money down a rat hole without negative consequences at some point. Even though Herr Doktor Nobel Prize Winner Krugman seems to think that the austerity measures were too strict for Greece and that's why they are collapsing.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 30, 2015 08:48 AM


Of course, we all know the NYT's prescription will be MOAR MONEE!!!!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (h4vJk)

215 Model airplanes, by the way, are my obsession. I'm insane, intricate and crazy about it.
--

Sounds like a great hobby. Probably really takes your mind off of the bad news etc.

Posted by: Y-not at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (RWGcK)

216 134 I read the story about the removal of the Confederate flag from Ft. Sumter. The question occurred to me: Is the Left trying to provoke an insurrection?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 08:49 AM (YFw5T)


Playground Bully - Push once and if they do nothing, push again. If someone pushes the bully back then the bully can claim to be the victim and push twice.

Posted by: JB1000 at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (16OL0)

217 And Nearsider, FOD screens...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 09:01 AM (4fj37)


Nope.


Port intake is installed and looks amazing. I spent... too much time on Saturday dry fitting, sanding, dry fitting, sanding, dry fitting, sanding, dry fitting.

Also, I'm putting VF-103's CAG markings on it.

I'm considering building a second one, with the same markings, for Ace.

If anyone sees him, see what he thinks.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (fwARV)

218 Somewhere long ago, people forgot the idea that the supreme law of the land is the Constitution - not what 9 justices say about the Constitution.

Yeah. Approximately 212 years ago.

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I disagree. Marbury v. Madison did not cause this. M v M did not create judicial supremacy. Lincoln knew this.

Posted by: SH at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (gmeXX)

219 Moot, not mute.


****


Moops, it was the Moops I tell you!

Posted by: George C. in Manhattan at June 30, 2015 09:06 AM (mvenn)

220 Good morning, gentlefappers.

Current Internet Ace flies his time machine. And only occasionally leaves the keys lying around for some inebriated Moron to have on the weekends.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 30, 2015 09:06 AM (eEb+d)

221 instead of exotic Manga weapons like the Osprey

My understanding from a few Soldiers and Marines I know is that you'll take the Osprey from their cold, dead hands.

I'm sure opinions differ, but the Osprey fills a nice little niche. The F-35, not so much.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 09:06 AM (kff5f)

222 "What we actually need are more carriers and air wings."

The Navy repeatedly reminded Clowngress of the rule of threes when it comes to aircraft carriers.

If you own three CVN, then at any given time, one is deployable (or underway), one is in pre-deployment workup, one is in refit.

Clowngress mandated by law that there be 12 CVN total, to hence provide three immediately deployable carriers at all times. Then only provided enough funding for 11 big decks.

Contradictions. How do they work?

The Navy said, uh, got a problem here. Clowngress said, oh, okay, you big sillies, you can go down to eleven carriers if you have to. We're sure there will be no problem.

Fast forward to a short while ago. A carrier battle group sailed home from the Indian-Ocean-slash-Persian-Gulf area, and was replaced on station by... nothing. Because there were only two available carriers.

Clowngress threw an infantile tantrum. Shrieking indignant butthurt. This is an outrage! Who is responsible for this huge lapse in America's capabilities! We demand answers at once!

Well, the Clowngress is responsible.

And this is with the GOP in charge of the shop. Sad.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 09:06 AM (noWW6)

223 The Phantom II became the mount of aces in Vietnam for a very simple reason.

The Navy Ault Report pounded the table on teaching real dog fighting. And the Air Force did a similar change. So when Nixon took the fight again to North Vietnam, the Americans had rewritten and revised their tactics.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 09:07 AM (4fj37)

224 But in the case of the F-35 it may be a mute point since the plane apparently can't dog fight worth a shit

Scrap the program, I read something bad about it second-hand on the Internet!

Posted by: armchair engineer at June 30, 2015 09:07 AM (ZtFr+)

225 The question occurred to me: Is the Left trying to provoke an insurrection?

Of course.

Obama's been pushing those buttons since day one.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 30, 2015 09:07 AM (oVJmc)

226 WTF

whose bitch is that?

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 09:08 AM (zOTsN)

227 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 09:01 AM

Niiice.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 30, 2015 09:08 AM (h4vJk)

228 CLEAN UP AISLE 225

Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 09:08 AM (zOTsN)

229 Alright, time to scrub the provocateurs.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 30, 2015 09:09 AM (oVJmc)

230 I feel like if we recapitalized with proven technology instead of exotic Manga weapons like the Osprey and F-35, it would cost a lot less.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 09:03 AM (O7MnT)


The Osprey had some developmental issues and bad press but it is a damn fine aircraft and very valuble

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 09:09 AM (wq4B0)

231
"doubling the salary limit for non-exempt status."



Would also mean mandatory timeclocks for those current exempts.

Which is a pita, since companies will just hard cap your hours at 40, but keep your workload the same.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2015 09:09 AM (kdS6q)

232 >>Who else doesnt have a 3-day weekend?

Well, my husband is coming home for the weekend, so I'll have to look busy--I mean, I want the house to look nice...I mean I'm maintaining my usual high standards.

Yes. That is what I mean.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 30, 2015 09:09 AM (0xTsz)

233 Scrap the program, I read something bad about it second-hand on the Internet!
Posted by: armchair engineer at June 30, 2015 09:07 AM (ZtFr+)

nice try. tell us when yu find anything, ANYTHING, good about it. And that includes Pentagon Press releases

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 09:10 AM (wq4B0)

234 Thanks Fenelon!

Posted by: Ruth at June 30, 2015 09:10 AM (oo88B)

235 Good grief. That might not be Hector--the spelling is too good.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 09:10 AM (YFw5T)

236 I disagree. Marbury v. Madison did not cause this. M v M did not create judicial supremacy. Lincoln knew this.

Posted by: SH at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (gmeXX)


Disagree all you want.

Marbury v Madison may not have "caused" this, but it certainly set the stage. Much like the saying "No one became an alcoholic without taking their first drink," if the Supreme Court doesn't assume the right of Judicial Review, and leaves it to the States (where it belongs IMO), then a whole host of ills goes away.

There were certainly other steps along the way, each one making it harder to go back. The Civil War was one- the end of Federalism, and the beginning of a National government. Roe v Wade was another- the making up, out of whole cloth, of a "right" which does not exist in the Constitution. I'm sure the Horde can come up with a laundry-list of others.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 09:11 AM (kff5f)

237 Who else doesnt have a 3-day weekend?



Me.
Actually it's a 6 day weekend.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 09:11 AM (nFCLz)

238 If you didn't put up a morning thread, trolls wouldn't be attracted to it. It's the morning thread's fault!

*!*

Ow. Ow. Ow. Trying to think Regressive is psychically painful.

Posted by: mindful webworker - two solutions for every problem at June 30, 2015 09:12 AM (kWQPe)

239 What time is it in Russia? Their trolls are either up late or early.

Nyet, comrade. Go back to drinking cheap vodka, you're much better at that than trolling.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at June 30, 2015 09:12 AM (eEb+d)

240 Playground Bully - Push once and if they do nothing, push again. If someone pushes the bully back then the bully can claim to be the victim and push twice.

Posted by: JB1000 at June 30, 2015 09:05 AM (16OL0)


The left bully is long overdue for a busted jaw.

But the left has learned the right's great secret - we won't fight.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2015 09:12 AM (zF6Iw)

241
Today is the last day of the 2nd quarter. If you still have money in your budgets, you better spend it today or lose it forever.

Posted by: jwest at June 30, 2015 09:13 AM (9ZZd+)

242 >>The Osprey had some developmental issues and bad press but it is a damn fine aircraft and very valuable

I remain skeptical it does much that could not be done by a more conventionally configured aircraft at lower cost.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 30, 2015 09:13 AM (O7MnT)

243 "The Osprey had some developmental issues and bad press but it is a damn fine aircraft and very valuble".

It fills a niche that nothing else does.

It's also exorbitantly expensive, costing more per flight-hour than almost any other airframe in the inventory -- say, anyone remember when the Marine Corps had a culture of prudent frugality? -- and it has a nasty habit of crashing. Bad crashes. Most recently the lethal one in Hawaii.

Class A mishaps used to be defined as $1M in damage to the airframe. The threshold was raised by the USMC brass to $2M simply to keep down the number of Class A incidents involving the Osprey.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 09:13 AM (noWW6)

244 Well one good thing about doing a cat shot Nearsider, can skip all the canopy locks an F-14 has. Plus no Remove Before Flight tags or boarding ladder. But will have to tilt the stabilators. Along with all the other fun.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2015 09:14 AM (4fj37)

245 The sea was angry that day my friends. Like an old man sending back soup at a deli.

Posted by: George C. in Manhattan at June 30, 2015 09:14 AM (mvenn)

246 A General Strike here in the U.S. is starting to look pretty good.

Stock up, me hardies.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 30, 2015 09:15 AM (baR5c)

247 But the left has learned the right's great secret - we won't fight.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2015 09:12 AM (zF6Iw)


Naaa. We're like the "gentle giant" often depicted in various forms of literature. You know, the big guy who everyone says is a coward because he won't fight - and then kills someone when he's finally forced to.

Of course, if he'd fight back earlier, he could probably reduce the damage he has to do, but that never seems to occur to people.

Maybe there's a lesson there.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 09:15 AM (kff5f)

248 if the Supreme Court doesn't assume the right of Judicial Review, and leaves it to the States (where it belongs IMO)

------

M v M had nothing to do with the states. I honestly do not understand how people have a problem with judicial review. Our chief complaint against Roberts is that he did not properly exercise judicial review over Obamacare. If Congress and the President pass a law that is contrary to the Constitution - the Constitution must control - as it is supreme. That law cannot be stand as it is extra Constitutional. That is judicial review.

Usurping the democrat process through the guise of substantive due process is not judicial review.

There is no doubt the Court and others have wrongly used M v. M to assert judicial supremacy. But judicial review is implied through the supremacy clause.

Posted by: SH at June 30, 2015 09:16 AM (gmeXX)

249 Now, see--that's not Hector. "Genocide" is spelled correctly.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 30, 2015 09:17 AM (YFw5T)

250
Naaa. We're like the "gentle giant" often depicted in various forms of literature.

****


Mongo only pawn in game of life.

Posted by: Mongo, in Rock Ridge at June 30, 2015 09:17 AM (mvenn)

251 Run, corgis! Run like the wind!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 30, 2015 09:17 AM (hxAur)

252 But the left has learned the right's great secret - we won't fight.


Coward of the County.

But, when we DO go off.......

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2015 09:18 AM (nFCLz)

253 Regarding M v M and judicial review/judicial supremacy, this is a good article - whether you agree or not.

http://tinyurl.com/oy2toom

Posted by: SH at June 30, 2015 09:19 AM (gmeXX)

254 "But the left has learned the right's great secret - we won't fight."

The right will fight.

The GOP will not.

No longer synonymous.

It's a replay of the worst of the 1970s.

With America in retreat and decline on all fronts internationally, decay and chaos on the domestic front, conservatives sounding the alarm, and the establishment Republicans serenely saying,

"Let's not be hasty here. And by all means, let's not lose our heads and allow a dangerous extremist figure like Reagan to gain power within the party. Sensible moderation must be the watchword."

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2015 09:19 AM (noWW6)

255 (UuQ75)

Somebody nuke the f*cking Moby.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 30, 2015 09:20 AM (kff5f)

256 Oblather wants salaried employees to be paid overtime. I guess he will just wave his magic wand and make it thus.>>>

The
company I work for used to calculate the hourly rate on the salaried
employees checks based on weekly hours. Talk about a demotivational
tool.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 30, 2015 09:04 AM (P/aDH)


he is an idiot and does not understand federal law.
Per FLSA a manager, which is strictly defined, is not someone who does something, he is someone who directs. As such his hours must be more flexible and has to be the sort of position that comes in off hours to fix issues.
Paying a non-management position a salary that does not account to at least minimum wage and OT for the hours worked is a serious issue, and can rack up thousands in penalties.

Make employers pay OT to managers and you now have destroyed all management positions that are not also officers of the corporation.
Everyone becomes an hourly worker, just some with management skills are "lead-workers". All that extra responsibility and prestige and job-skills that could transfer to another company or another position are now gone. People with extra skills are kept back to actually do useful work so the ass-clown drinking buddies and toadies to the upper management can get the management spots.
It will be just like most federal agencies.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2015 09:21 AM (3pRHP)

257 Posted by: ThunderB at June 30, 2015 09:08 AM (zOTsN)

I think it's just a mocking, over-the-top response to #127

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 30, 2015 09:22 AM (Zu3d9)

258 When I was a kid, I never understood how old people were so nonchalant about death and dying.....not really upset about the prospect of passing on. I am beginning to understand how someone could say "I have seen enough. I am not able to be a part of this ghastly world. There is nothing here for me any longer." They weren't saying it with bitterness, just a sort of sweet resignation.

I ain't quite ready yet, but I am beginning to understand my grandparents and their friends having had enough of this shit. We are going to Hell on a sled.

I am full of DOOM this morning.

Posted by: TX ette at June 30, 2015 09:25 AM (sUJHF)

259 Boeing was shopping some sweet F-15 upgrades a couple of years ago, and I bet the F-15 STOL/MTD demonstrator with canards could kick the @ss of anything else up there today in a dogfight. Navy's pretty screwed, but maybe they can re-re-re-re upgrade the F-18s again. I don't know what the status of the Growlers (electronic warfare F-1 is, but I suspect they'd help for jamming and such.

Posted by: Agent J at June 30, 2015 09:25 AM (ueOgE)

260 The term in passive/aggressive. We are easy going and will to tolerate a lot of shit. Then the straw that breaks the camels back. And watch out!


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 30, 2015 09:26 AM (baR5c)

261 Chipotle has been handing out some provocative coupons at gay pride parades around the country. The coupons are printed with the phrase "?Homo estas?" above a photo of a burrito.
________

Schaefer is the one queer to have when you're having more than one.

(A lost opportunity there.)

Posted by: FireHorse at June 30, 2015 09:26 AM (tw4zl)

262 Marbury v. Madison is taught as the catalyst for all judicial review cases, and thus the modern function of SCOTUS, in pretty much every law school.

Posted by: Nick in South Bend at June 30, 2015 09:28 AM (zOWjo)

263 Posted by: White Pride at June 30, 2015 09:34 AM (UuQ75)

Up yours, moby.

Posted by: Donna V. (sans ampersands) at June 30, 2015 09:35 AM (u0lmX)

264 The F-22 can not be used on a Carrier
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2015 08:51 AM (wq4B0)

Yeah, but the improved Hornet will tide them over until they get to build their own. The Navy has already cut back on their F-35 order.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 30, 2015 09:37 AM (7XokR)

265 We're going to see a lot more Mobying now that the gummint is making noise about holding bloggers responsible for user comments.

Hey, White Pride, could you please go get your half-caf venti soy latte now and brag to the barista about how you totally pwned those Reich-wingers with your clandestine brilliance? Kaythnxbye.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at June 30, 2015 09:41 AM (/pB9Z)

266 Couple the Osprey with a couple of rail gun destroyers and the Marines don't need close air support. The rail gun is being built to match it's operational radius.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 09:41 AM (659DL)

267 Jeebus, Hector. Go shit in your combed-out Serbian hat.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 30, 2015 09:42 AM (659DL)

268 [ne;]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 30, 2015 10:04 AM (Zu3d9)

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