EMT 7/3/15 - Dependence Day edition [krakatoa]

Welcome to the 3rd of July. Something important happened 239 years ago and a day.

I think that thing Thomas Jefferson said about 1689 English Declaration of Rights is particularly appropriate:

1689? That's like, ancient history, amiright?

tjdisappoint

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1 Good Morning,Happy Independence Day!We have to honor our Founding Fathers fight for what they left for us remove as many JEF enablers on Republican side!

Posted by: Carol at July 03, 2015 06:06 AM (sj3Ax)

2 I see new fonts but when I hit post comments are same.

Posted by: Carol at July 03, 2015 06:08 AM (sj3Ax)

3 DAY 969

494 to go (567 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 July 03, 2015 06:15 AM (St6BJ)

4
Well, our fag was still there . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:17 AM (St6BJ)

5 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2015 06:18 AM (KCxzN)

6 Jim Webb announced he's running for Prez yesterday and Biden is expected to announce next month. Boy, Hillary's coronation sure is running into a few problems.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 03, 2015 06:22 AM (vP4/o)

7 ...THE ARISTOCRATS!

Posted by: America at July 03, 2015 06:23 AM (auetc)

8
For those keeping score at home, Marriage Maimers has been added to the list.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:24 AM (St6BJ)

9 7 ...THE ARISTOCRATS!
Posted by: America at July 03, 2015 06:23 AM (auetc)


$210 trillion and a destroyed society? That's one hell of a routine! What do you call it?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:25 AM (St6BJ)

10 Good morning, Horde members of every gender and species identification, as we begin a long weekend of mourning the passing of---er, I mean celebrating the greatness of our great nation, the Progressive Republic of America, and especially Our Dear Progressive Leader. Because Progress.

Posted by: Agent J at July 03, 2015 06:27 AM (ueOgE)

11 You just couldn't keep it.
**shakes head, pours several drinks, looks for some ladies**

Posted by: zombie Ben Franklin at July 03, 2015 06:33 AM (Ydaoe)

12
Did anyone hear Andrew Young - ANDREW YOUNG - say that the flag is irrelevant when blacks are being killed almost exclusively by other blacks. And that the Confederate flag means a lot of things to a lot of people.

It was on a local Atlanta station. Heard it on Levin. "The challenge is not to dwell upon the past but to learn to live together in the future."

Wow. And from a Jimmuh acolyte no less.

The MFM will bury it and eventually him, if he speaks up more

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:37 AM (St6BJ)

13
Leftist Illegal shills and fraudsters disrupt Ann Coulter at her book signing in Costa Mesa.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:46 AM (St6BJ)

14 Overnight radio show had several calls from Dems that said they are willing to vote for Trump.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2015 06:48 AM (KNw+7)

15 239 is a prime number, in case you were wondering. I feel so depressed thinking and wondering if we will reach another indivisible birthday of our country.

Posted by: goon at July 03, 2015 06:49 AM (gy5kE)

16 14 Overnight radio show had several calls from Dems that said they are willing to vote for Trump.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2015 06:48 AM (KNw+7)


For what it's worth, Trump has surged to #2 in the Breitbart monthly poll. Cruz #1, Walker #3.

As I have said, I'm not supporting Trump BUT he's the only one so far who is saying things I agree with (no matter how crudely perhaps he comes across) and he is not backing down. For that alone, I think he is having a rather salutary effect on the primary process.

All bets are off if he runs third party, but then again, if Jeb steals the nomination then I may just vote for Trump.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:52 AM (St6BJ)

17 @goon, you think it will all come crashing down in two years? 241 is also prime.

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 06:54 AM (2iV3X)

18 Morning, all....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 06:55 AM (VXYfi)

19
Since SCOAMF's rapprochement with Cuba, political persecution, beatings and arrests are up and people wishing to flee to the USA are spiking, fearing that normalization will lead to less pressure on the regime.

Gee, you think?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 06:55 AM (St6BJ)

20 I've suddenly seen a few Confederate flags flying in Northern Ohio. It would be cool to have a done of them flying wherever a Democrat shows up.

On the F-35, okay, let's accept that the F-35 is a bomb truck and not a dog fighter. If it isn't a dog fighter, which plane is our dog fighter since the F-35 is everything? Also, CAS requires getting in close, that means a possibility of dog fighting.

Posted by: WOPR at July 03, 2015 06:57 AM (nRvEn)

21 Nothing like waking before the horde & having a quiet cup of coffee

Morning!

Posted by: Ruth at July 03, 2015 07:03 AM (oo88B)

22 For those who like Trump, have you considered Fiorina? I think she has the same fearlessness in saying tough things, but she's a more believable candidate. Trump may be a clown, but remember, it was the court jesters who could tell the truth.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 03, 2015 07:04 AM (vP4/o)

23 The F-35 JSF is the Swiss Army Knife of airplanes. It does many things, just none of them well.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:05 AM (QU7W6)

24 15 >> 239 is a prime number, in case you were wondering. I feel so depressed
thinking and wondering if we will reach another indivisible birthday of
our country.

It is divisible by Teh One, in case you forgot. TFG, The Great Divider.

Oh, and Bubba Watson has announced that he will have his copy of General Lee repainted to remove the confed flag on it's top.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:06 AM (lRQ7V)

25 "which plane is our dog fighter since the F-35 is everything? "


In addition to the sidebar, the links contained in the sidebar are most interesting reading about the airplane. They answer the question.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 07:06 AM (VXYfi)

26 7 ...THE ARISTOCRATS!
Posted by: America at July 03, 2015 06:23 AM (auetc)



I'm calling threadwinner.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 07:06 AM (sdi6R)

27 Pilot of the TransAsia ATR 72 that crashed in Taiwan killing 43. When one engine failed, he pulled back the throttle on the working engine.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ohm2f4d

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:08 AM (QU7W6)

28 Daily Caller reports on moar corruption found in the OCare co-ops.

http://tinyurl.com/o3ujj6s

Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:10 AM (lRQ7V)

29 20 On the F-35, okay, let's accept that the F-35 is a bomb truck and not a dog fighter.

Pretty soon, they'll be telling us it's a great dogfighter because it can turn inside a Foxbat. (Rolls eyes, wonders when the liquor store opens.)

One wonders if the AF will start retiring the F-35 before the production run is finished, leading to Ultimate Stupidity where new planes are just sent to the boneyard to get shrink-wrapped.

Of course, this assumes we'll last long enough to get that far.

Posted by: Agent J at July 03, 2015 07:10 AM (ueOgE)

30 He actually said Wow, I pulled the wrong throttle before the crash. That makes it a lot easier on the accident team.

Posted by: Jean at July 03, 2015 07:12 AM (ztOda)

31 We got no Plan G!

http://is.gd/VYwAuY

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:13 AM (Cq0oW)

32 If you want to see what a really corrupt public school system can produce, check out this article:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/okrvnoc

It's from a site called vdare, which I ain't totes familiar with, thus the preview version of tiny. It's about the Puerto Rico schools, and holey crap -- They are worse than any in the US.

Now that takes effort.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:14 AM (lRQ7V)

33 Plan Z baby, plan Z

Posted by: Jean at July 03, 2015 07:14 AM (ztOda)

34 6 Jim Webb announced he's running for Prez yesterday and Biden is expected to announce next month. Boy, Hillary's coronation sure is running into a few problems.
Posted by: biancaneve at July 03, 2015 06:22 AM (vP4/o)


All these old white men trying to steal Hillary's nominatipn - it's the patrirachy in action !!!!

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 07:14 AM (cbfNE)

35 I'm finding this Greek thing fascinating. The banks have no money, because people have taken all the money out of the banks.

But even people who have all the money can't buy anything because the people who sell stuff have nothing to sell because the people who sell stuff to the people who sell stuff to people who have the money can't get paid because there is no mechanism to transfer money across the greek border.

And even the people who have the money don't have enough to pay for the stuff they want to import to sell because, apparently no one has any money to buy the stuff.

So where did the money go?

And the best part is, Greece can't go full Zimbabwe because the government doesn't have printing presses to print more money.

Good thing we don't have that problem here because all our money is in the computer systems run by the banks.

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter at July 03, 2015 07:15 AM (4n7YN)

36 Pilot Sum Ting Wong, "Wow , I pulled the wrong throttle."

Co-Pilot Wei Too Lo, "No sh!t!!!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:15 AM (QU7W6)

37 For those who like Trump, have you considered
Fiorina? I think she has the same fearlessness in saying tough things,
but she's a more believable candidate.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 03, 2015 07:04 AM


I don't like teh Donald, but I really dislike Fiorina. Neither of them strikes me as an attractive candidate, because neither has the kind of record a successful president should have. One would prefer to see more success than failure, which lets them both out.

But in a post-Choom Boy world -- assuming he really does deign to step down in '17 -- it is obvious that a gimmick (skin color, gender, bad hair and big mouth) transcends all else. The presidency has become a kind of Affirmative-Action position, a prize awarded to anyone who feels like participating.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 03, 2015 07:16 AM (P8YHq)

38 re my #32 -- The article is by Steve Sailor, who writes for Takimag as well. So at least the author is familiar to me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:16 AM (lRQ7V)

39 CDC official in an email said bammy is worst prez evah

Fr. Weasel Zippers

Posted by: Ruth at July 03, 2015 07:17 AM (oo88B)

40 Oh, and Bubba Watson has announced that he will have his copy of General Lee repainted to remove the confed flag on it's top.

Then it's just a Charger. Dumbass.

Posted by: George Takei at July 03, 2015 07:17 AM (oVJmc)

41 Ick. Racist ghey geriatric sock OFF.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 07:18 AM (oVJmc)

42 Anna Puma posted this piece from her blog last night, and I recommend it to everyone to read this am:

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2006/11/mike-and-his-flags.html

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:18 AM (lRQ7V)

43 So where did the money go?


Hi there!

Posted by: European Kleptocrats at July 03, 2015 07:19 AM (2XMpf)

44 40 >> Then it's just a Charger. Dumbass.

Here's a link to the LA Times piece on the repainting:

http://tinyurl.com/o95mygk

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:21 AM (lRQ7V)

45 It's not about liking Trump. I don't particularly like Trump. But it's obvious that he's struck a nerve in the fascisti complex. The powers that be are crushing him for talking about illegals.
So for me it's about hitting back.

If they were coming after Fiorina that way I'd defend her too. But since she's been attacking Hillary they let her be. Which bears put my theory that Soros doesn't like Hillary.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 07:21 AM (cbfNE)

46 Here's a racist British folk band:

http://tinyurl.com/q7xwy4r

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 07:22 AM (YFw5T)

47 I've noticed all kinds of noises being made about infrastructure again. Gotta fix the bridges!

So here's a simpler question: Where did the stimulus money go?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:23 AM (Cq0oW)

48 If Congress trickle buys the F-35 at $250 million per plane, well there goes your money.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:24 AM (QU7W6)

49 The presidency has become a kind of Affirmative-Action position, a prize awarded to anyone who feels like participating.


Posted by: MrScribbler at July 03, 2015 07:16 AM (P8YHq)
Good way to put out present situation...of course I remember what everything was decided at conventions in the smoke filled rooms,,,Can't say that was so bad after all now.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 07:24 AM (WQLtV)

50 22 For those who like Trump, have you considered Fiorina? I think she has the same fearlessness in saying tough things, but she's a more believable candidate. Trump may be a clown, but remember, it was the court jesters who could tell the truth.
Posted by: biancaneve at July 03, 2015 07:04 AM (vP4/o)


I admire her for beating up on Hilary and the MFM. She's a bit under the radar. Trump is Trump, don't forget. But still, there is a lot to like about Fiorina. Having her in the race is a good thing on that level.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 07:25 AM (St6BJ)

51 Everytime someone used to whine about fixed the bridges, I used to link to a video someone made of all the empty buses moving down a city street.

Posted by: Jean at July 03, 2015 07:25 AM (ztOda)

52 votermom just by showing up Trump is like a kid knocking over an anthill

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:25 AM (Cq0oW)

53 Thanks for the shout out GnuBreed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:25 AM (QU7W6)

54 Which bears put my theory that Soros doesn't like Hillary.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 07:21 AM


Not sure about that. IMO, what Soros "likes" is conflict. He digs watching inferior people -- which is everyone not named George Soros -- biting, scratching at and, ultimately, consuming each other.

As long as he owns all the dogs in the fight, he wins, no matter which one kills the rest.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 03, 2015 07:26 AM (P8YHq)

55 In last night's ONT, Maet linked to a Don Surber piece about Thomas Paine and Common Sense; in reading it I was reminded of where the phrase "sunshine patriot" came from.

This led me to remembering Joffen, who had added that to his nic after someone called him such (EoJ, iirc)

RIP, Joffen. You have not been forgotten.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:26 AM (lRQ7V)

56


Mom who raised $43,000 claiming her homophobic neighbor was
intimidating her over her 'relentlessly gay yard' is accused of FAKING
threats herselfhttp://tinyurl.com/qegtnsp

(Daily Mail)

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 07:26 AM (oVJmc)

57
Things to do, kids.

Be safe, be happy and keep on keeping it IS-real.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 07:27 AM (St6BJ)

58 It's not about liking Trump. I don't particularly like Trump. But it's obvious that he's struck a nerve in the fascisti complex. The powers that be are crushing him for talking about illegals.

____________________________

Arizona's state prisons are stuffed to the gills with violent illegal alien criminals, most of whom are Mexicans. This nonsense that is continually spun by the media/Hollywood/government complex about how all illegal aliens are just hard-working, law-abiding family folks is all a load of bull. Our country has become a dumping ground for all the world's criminals, and Mexico is one of the chief dumpers.

Trump is just stating facts. They're ugly facts, but they're still facts. The illegal alien criminals in Arizona cost taxpayers here billions of dollars a year -- not to mention the fact that, before they're caught and incarcerated (at our expense), these criminals are victimizing citizens here.

Every American who cares about the future of this country should applaud Trump for having the courage to state the obvious.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 03, 2015 07:28 AM (kGrdk)

59 53 >> Thanks for the shout out GnuBreed.

Thanks for the good read Anna.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:28 AM (lRQ7V)

60 Hey NYPD, fire this cop already. She did a B+E on the house of her mother's boyfriend. Arrested for possession of a controlled substance. And now for an unregistered motorcycle.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/po2mdzp

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:29 AM (QU7W6)

61 >>40 Oh, and Bubba Watson has announced that he will have his copy of General Lee repainted to remove the confed flag on it's top.
Then it's just a Charger. Dumbass.

Seriously. I don't know who this person is, but way to devalue your product.

I saw a bumper sticker I've never seen before right after all of this started that had the flag and said 'fighting govt overreach (or something) since 1861.'

Posted by: Lea at July 03, 2015 07:35 AM (vmMMi)

62 Did the thread flat-line?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:35 AM (QU7W6)

63 Every American who cares about the future of this country should applaud Trump for having the courage to state the obvious.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 03, 2015 07:28 AM


Oh, I applaud him, all right. In a match between Jeb!, Shrillery Klintoon and Trump, I'd vote for him, too.

I just don't like him. Never did. I consider him as phony as a 31-dollar bill. But, as said before, Choom Boy has changed the game. Voters no longer have the attention spans to care if a candidate can actually do the job -- they just care that he/she/other makes them feel good in some way.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 03, 2015 07:36 AM (P8YHq)

64 >>62 Did the thread flat-line?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:35 AM (QU7W6)

It's a holiday. Maybe people are sleeping in. I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep for some reason.

Posted by: Lea at July 03, 2015 07:40 AM (vmMMi)

65 out of all the candidates Trump is the one I can't picture having a beer with, but I wouldn't drink with most of them if given the chance. Trump, though, I would.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:42 AM (Cq0oW)

66 Carson I'd have a beer with, gladly. Dunno vote for him

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:43 AM (Cq0oW)

67 So here's a simpler question: Where did the stimulus money go?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:23 AM (Cq0oW)

Yeah. All 7 trillion of it. Yes. Seven.

What was originally supposed to be a one-time line item became the new baseline. That stimulus money went out every year.

Oh, and according to some internal (but not classified) documents, up to 45% of that money is just in the wind.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at July 03, 2015 07:44 AM (cv6Ng)

68 So Beck was right: Benghazi was about gun running, and Hillary was behind it all. Funny that any half-assed rumor of penny-ante activity on the part of Romney or Rubio is page one material, but actual people alleging international crime on the part of PIAPS (or any Democrat) is Memory Hole material. No wonder the country is falling apart.




Hillary's Secret War: She Approved Arms For Terrorist Enemies Of The United States


http://tinyurl.com/odbkqnc


Weasel Zippers.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 07:45 AM (oVJmc)

69 >>> Hey NYPD, fire this cop already.

The TSA will pick her up from waivers.

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 07:45 AM (2iV3X)

70 Bloomberg describes the capital controls that have shut off financial transactions across the border of Greece.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/p4c2ol9

http://preview.tinyurl.com/o35yvhg

Even if you have money, you can't pay for anything outside of Greece because the banking system has been shutdown.

Any import-export business is in the same circumstances. You can't import anything, you can't export anything, and basically business transactions are shutting down.

And the capital controls thing means if you try to leave Greece with a suitcase full of paper money, you get arrested at the border. (Ok risk getting arrested at the border.)

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter at July 03, 2015 07:48 AM (4n7YN)

71 Hey nearsider

Here's my idea for getting bridges fixed. Rename everything. Name everything else.

You can't get them to do jack unless there's a photo op, so let's cut ribbons for patching a sidewalk. At least the money will go where it was supposed to.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 07:49 AM (Cq0oW)

72 42 Anna Puma posted this piece from her blog last night, and I recommend it to everyone to read this am:

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2006/11/mike-and-his-flags.html

Thanks Gnu & thanks Anna, that's an amazing example for us

Posted by: Ruth at July 03, 2015 07:49 AM (oo88B)

73 Snark with an undertone of 'serious you guys', here's hoping the Democrats run Bernie so I can then vote for the Democrat ... sorry my bad, the electable moderate the GOPe will allow us to vote for.

Or I could just stay home.

Posted by: Usedtocould at July 03, 2015 07:50 AM (vSqfC)

74 58 It's not about liking Trump. I don't particularly like Trump. But it's obvious that he's struck a nerve in the fascisti complex. The powers that be are crushing him for talking about illegals.

In 2015, you can't state a blunt opinion which disagrees with corporate diversity policies.

It's time for a new counter culture. Right now is hard because there's no infrastructure to support people who ungood opinions. The closest thing is GamerGate.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 03, 2015 07:52 AM (auetc)

75 "And the capital controls thing means if you try to leave Greece with a suitcase full of paper money, you get arrested at the border. (Ok risk getting arrested at the border.)"



Not read the links yet, but, that means Euros or Drachmas, no? Nothing backing either in Greece.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 07:52 AM (VXYfi)

76 G'morning, all.

Baltimores Mayor announces new riot gear for the Police, just in time for the Officers upcoming trial.

Baltimore Lesbian who made claims on CBS news that a "Concerned Christian" sent her a letter about her yard becoming overly gay, appears to have made the whole thing up.

http://tinyurl.com/qegtnsp



I love my city.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 07:54 AM (VPLuQ)

77 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 07:45 AM

She didn't do that without help from teh JEF. She isn't smart enough or capable enough to put together the infrastructure.

If ever there were a case for treason, this seems to qualify. And by their inaction and willingness to turn their collective backs, the GOP leadership is every bit as culpable.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 03, 2015 07:54 AM (WeuzC)

78 GnuBreed: RIP, Joffen. You have not been forgotten.

It's true. I didn't know him well, but think of Joffen offen. Miss his spinning on his heels, walking off whistling.

Morning, Glories! Morning, Glories!

Seemed like a good day to say it twice.

Posted by: mindful webworker - left, right, left, right... at July 03, 2015 07:54 AM (chFFu)

79 Trump doesn't drink alcohol.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 07:58 AM (baR5c)

80 "Trump doesn't drink alcohol."


As if I didn't need another reason to vote against him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 08:00 AM (VXYfi)

81 Trump should have stuck it out with his first wife. He would have been a better man.

Posted by: ALH at July 03, 2015 08:01 AM (btTLZ)

82 S.E.Cupp has gone off her rocker, judging by her column in Townhall. She says America is great because of cat videos, revulsion for the confederate flag, and the TV show "Veep," or something. Very random sh!t. Is she always like that?

Posted by: gp at July 03, 2015 08:01 AM (mk9aG)

83 Wow, slow today.

You know what this thread needs?

A mariachi band!

[Arizona Prison Mariachi Band marches in, playing a lively version of Jailhouse Rock a la Blues Brothers finale]

Posted by: mindful webworker - ole! at July 03, 2015 08:02 AM (chFFu)

84 I'm also attracted to the blunt speak ofTrump

Cahones that lean to right side of the argument are what we desire, it's when those cahones swing the other direction that has me nervous.

Carson, Cruz, Fiorina, trump all have 'em, but who has 'em big enough to withstand all the attacks?

Posted by: Ruth at July 03, 2015 08:04 AM (oo88B)

85 So I'd be drinking the beer and Trump would be staring at me saying You're Wired!

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 08:04 AM (Cq0oW)

86 [Arizona Prison Mariachi Band marches in, playing a lively version of Jailhouse Rock a la Blues Brothers finale]

...go on

Posted by: Ruth at July 03, 2015 08:05 AM (oo88B)

87 J.J. Sefton: For those keeping score at home, Marriage Maimers has been added to the list.

[Desperately searches #3]

Um... tomorrow, maybe?

Posted by: mindful webworker - or did I miss it again somehow? at July 03, 2015 08:05 AM (chFFu)

88 I did not have sex with that woman. Chelsea is adopted.

Posted by: Bill in Chappaqua at July 03, 2015 08:06 AM (gwG9s)

89 Oh, Bubba Watson. Not you too!

Dammit! Has this Hysterical Stupidity Virus gone airborne or something?

Posted by: Every Other Person You See Today at July 03, 2015 08:06 AM (Rbtz3)

90 http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2006/11/mike-and-his-flags.html

Thanks Gnu & thanks Anna, that's an amazing example for us

--

Thanks Anna, and Gnu.
Gonna pass that link on.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 08:07 AM (cbfNE)

91 >>RIP, Joffen. You have not been forgotten.

Yes.

Thank you.

Posted by: Mama AJ at July 03, 2015 08:09 AM (0xTsz)

92 This is the time of year hated by all doggehs and kittehs.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 08:09 AM (iQIUe)

93 In the book "Tai'Pan" by James Clavell is a scene where Dirk Struan owes a debt to a rival trader (Tyler Bock) that is about to come due. If Struan can't pay the debt he loses his company to Bock.

Struan secretly raises the money, in the form of gold coins, and arranges a meeting with Bock on the beach. When the meeting takes place, Struan's sailors are casually standing around a pile of crates, and Struan reveals to Bock this is the payment owed, due that day, and pays the debt in full.

Struan's armed sailors then walk away leaving Bock, alone, next to a pile of crates full of gold coins.

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter at July 03, 2015 08:09 AM (4n7YN)

94 At this point whaf difference does it make? If Trump will kick ass and shake things up i could vote for him. Especially if the alternatives are Jeb or HRC. It would be entertaining at the least.

F this get along with everyone crap I want someone who speaks his mind and doesn't give a damn about the politics. Sure he's an asshole but he would be a true American asshole and not a cock sucking kenyan usurper asshole.

Posted by: f'd at July 03, 2015 08:10 AM (BO/km)

95 87 J.J. Sefton: For those keeping score at home, Marriage Maimers has been added to the list.

[Desperately searches #3]

Um... tomorrow, maybe?
Posted by: mindful webworker - or did I miss it again somehow? at July 03, 2015 08:05 AM (chFFu)


Oops. I meant "will be added." Consider me chastised.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:11 AM (St6BJ)

96 Good news, everybody! Ebola is back in Liberia. Speculation is the group may have gotten it from digging up and eating a dead dog.

Yes. Digging up. And eating. A dead dog.

Posted by: Agent J at July 03, 2015 08:12 AM (ueOgE)

97 "Yes. Digging up. And eating. A dead dog."

It moved, Reggie!

Posted by: Barrack Obama Watching Seinfeld at July 03, 2015 08:13 AM (YFw5T)

98 Nothing like a day off so I can build a shed and power wash the deck.

Posted by: blaster at July 03, 2015 08:14 AM (2Ocf1)

99 Digging up and eating a dead dog.


They are yummy if you bury them with some cabbage for a while.

Posted by: Barky O'bama at July 03, 2015 08:14 AM (BO/km)

100 It's only the race baiters that bitch about the Confederate flag. Anyone who has spent enough time in the South knows it is not that big of a deal. The media stirs this kind of crap up. The flag is part of our history and heritage, white and black and whatever else Southerners. For good or bad, it is part of who we are. There is no use trying to bury it. And just one more thing, we are not pleased that the race baiters and the racists use our flag for their own purposes. Remember the Klan marched by the thousands with the U.S. flag at times. And now the race hustlers are saying Old Glory is a racist symbol. You can't stop these people, they have the right to wave any flag they want to. But they are, and people should understand this, taking the flags out of context. They are USING these flags for their own purposes. And the media is letting them, helping them, get away with it.



Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 03, 2015 08:14 AM (1uTkE)

101 "Especially if the alternatives are Jeb or HRC. It would be entertaining at the least. "


There is that. I think the collapse would continue apace but it would be entertaining in way not like today's.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 08:15 AM (VXYfi)

102 Democrats be like "OMFG Trump is polling in 2nd place in the GOP primary!! An actual Socialist is polling in 2nd place in the Democrat primary? Meh"

Posted by: VBJonny at July 03, 2015 08:15 AM (tic+M)

103 Here's a funny, esp for FenelonSpoke if you're about.

from Engrish.com - all-powerful food
http://bit.ly/power-biscuits

Posted by: mindful webworker - no need for seconds at July 03, 2015 08:16 AM (chFFu)

104 For all lovers of Grumman's F-14 Tomcat, this is probably one of the best books with photos out there. Gorgeous photos with plenty of commentary from people who flew the Turkey and kept it flying. But if you are a grievance snowflake, this book will make you run for your safe room to sob.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/q8mcksd

There is a whole section devoted to Call Signs.
Sweaty
Carrine Cassady - My call sign throws people because I'm not sweaty. In my previous marriage I was Mrs. Palm.
---
Carrine 'Sweaty' Cassidy and Sarah 'Nooner' Franson flew a nine hour Bombcat mission. On one mission, this all girl crew even strafed the enemy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:16 AM (QU7W6)

105
You mean all this time and no one has done a mash-up of Tekei with Bukkake?

**Disappointed, like Jefferson**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:16 AM (St6BJ)

106 Wouldnt cooking the meat kill the virus at least?

Anyway, I made the mistake of reading the comments at WaPo about all these attacks on Israelis. What a cess pool! Disgusting.

Ramadan is the season to murder joos.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 08:17 AM (iQIUe)

107 I guess even white guys get bad results when they do stupid things in altercations with cops:


Terrifying escalation of violence as compliant drunk man marched out of Applebee's suddenly pulls BB gun on cops, who riddle him with bullets in front of speechless diners



Also note:


Blood test showed he has 19 times legal limit of alcohol in his blood (!)

http://tinyurl.com/odyl65r


Daily Mail.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 08:18 AM (oVJmc)

108 SJP, who came in 2nd to last in all three Triple Crown Races this year lost $745K on the sale of her Manhatten Town House.

It could not have happened to better [del]Horse[/del] person.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 03, 2015 08:18 AM (91eZY)

109 104 On one mission, this all girl crew even strafed the enemy.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:16 AM (QU7W6)

I'm no Russkie-lover but compared to the dames known as the "Night Witches" not so big a deal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:19 AM (St6BJ)

110 I think Trump is like how Peggy Noonan described Ross Perot. People want to blow it up, they look at him and see a hand grenade with a bad haircut.

It still fits.

Posted by: blaster at July 03, 2015 08:19 AM (2Ocf1)

111 Ok. No playing with tags for me.

I just need a reminder every now and then.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 03, 2015 08:19 AM (91eZY)

112 (Jump to bottom of page)
(Jump to top of page)...One
(Jump to bottom of page)
(Jump to top of page)...Two
(Jump to bottom....OUCH!!!

I pulled a my hamstring!!!!



**NOTE TO SELF: Stretch well and warm up before starting your morning exercise**

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:20 AM (mvenn)

113 "On one mission, this all girl crew even strafed the enemy."



Bang it up. If they can do it, wreck Hell.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 08:20 AM (VXYfi)

114 Really i would just like to have someone to vote for other than what the RDNC will put out there. It could just as well be a dill pickle.

Posted by: freaked at July 03, 2015 08:21 AM (BO/km)

115 May want to walk that back Sefton. They did combat ops off a carrier in an F-14. Dropping bombs in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:21 AM (QU7W6)

116 I had a weird dream last night that the GOP presidential candidate was conservative as hell, but also a light-skinned gay mulatto guy named Creme (pronounced Kremmie).

The hilarity that ensued woke me up before I could see what happened.

Posted by: Roy at July 03, 2015 08:22 AM (fWLrt)

117 110 I think Trump is like how Peggy Noonan described Ross Perot. People want to blow it up, they look at him and see a hand grenade with a bad haircut.

It still fits.
Posted by: blaster at July 03, 2015 08:19 AM (2Ocf1)


All things considered since 2008 and 2012, I now officially don't care if Trump runs third party. I'll pull the lever for him. How much worse can he screw up the ruins of Stalingrad than Jeb or Granny?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:23 AM (St6BJ)

118 Oops. I meant "will be added." Consider me chastised.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:11 AM (St6BJ)


****

Wow, JJ. It's like you can see into the future! That's way awesome!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:24 AM (mvenn)

119 Good morning. I am in control of all life support systems. Please be on your best behavior and happy Independence Day.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:24 AM (Gcu5R)

120 Stretch well and warm up before starting your morning exercise**


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Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 08:25 AM (Cq0oW)

121 Yes, I think Trump is just the middle finger vote and he'll fizzle out way before things get serious. Sanders, on the other hand, represents probably at least half of the Democrats and they take him quite seriously.

And the Democrats backing a socialist will be like every other topic with democrats that slowly slides left. "No, no, no of COURSE we arent in favor of (x). We just want .1(x)" to "well there's nothing wrong with (x)!" See also gay marriage and socialized medicine.

In other words, those who so fiercely denied being socialist and questioned if their accusers even knew the definition of the word will shortly be defending socialism.

Posted by: VBJonny at July 03, 2015 08:25 AM (tic+M)

122 Hal could you open the bathroom door for me? I'm stuck.

Posted by: freaked at July 03, 2015 08:25 AM (BO/km)

123

BREAKING:

DEADLY EARTHQUAKE ROCKS WESTERN CHINA AND A MAJOR QUAKE HITS THE PHILIPPINES.

Prayers up for the victims.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:25 AM (St6BJ)

124 >>> It could just as well be a dill pickle.

Marge!! I think I ate the President!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at July 03, 2015 08:26 AM (2iV3X)

125 118 Wow, JJ. It's like you can see into the future! That's way awesome!
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:24 AM (mvenn)


(*Sean Connery voice*)

"And for my next miracle. . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:26 AM (St6BJ)

126 Yes. Digging up. And eating. A dead dog.


****


Ah yes, the joys of a finely aged wag-you steak!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:27 AM (mvenn)

127 ok gotta go do stuff

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 03, 2015 08:27 AM (Cq0oW)

128 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 08:18 AM (oVJmc)

The article does NOT say "he was turning his life around." It says "he was getting his life back together."

Yes, really.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 08:27 AM (YFw5T)

129 Wag- you steak. Ha! Muldoon you are indeed solid.

Posted by: freaked at July 03, 2015 08:28 AM (BO/km)

130 106 Wouldnt cooking the meat kill the virus at least?

I didn't see any mention of cooking, just eating.

And even if they cooked it, there's the whole handling before cooking thing.

I have to tell my kids about this when we have hot dogs later today.

Posted by: Agent J at July 03, 2015 08:28 AM (ueOgE)

131 #122 I'm sorry but that is simply out of the question.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:28 AM (Gcu5R)

132 121 Posted by: VBJonny at July 03, 2015 08:25 AM (tic+M)


The Democrat establishment will not allow Sanders to be the nominee. Most of Wall Street contributes to that party and they know what side the bread is buttered on. True, they could give a shit for the free market and are participating eagerly in a fascistic model, but Sanders and Warren are loose cannons. Clinton may be ideologically leftist but she is a greedy thief first and foremost.

Trump on the other hand I will not discount so readily. He has already lasted longer than I thought when he announced. And I am actually rooting for the guy to make a good showing. I like what he's saying and I want him to continue to tell the MFM, the Leftists and the GOP-e to go fuck itself.

He is not going to be Joe-the-Plumbered or Chick Fil A'd if he can help it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:31 AM (St6BJ)

133 One of the other stories in the book is told from the perspective of three participants. Quite frightening.

Two Turkeys on the bow cats. Go is given for launch. One Turkey is hurtling down the deck when the shuttle breaks. F-14 limps off the bow to vanish, the pilot in other Tomcat sees two ejection seats and then the damnedest thing ever, the stricken F-14 has pitched nose up after losing all that weight while still in Zone V afterburner, goes rocketing up in the air, stalls out, and he sees this huge hunk of what was 68,000lbs of jet hurtling towards HIS F-14 which is still on the deck. At the last second the falling plane completely misses the deck and plunges into the ocean as the pilot and RIO get kicked out to each side of the carrier by the bow wave after their ejection.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:31 AM (QU7W6)

134 I'm drinking a fifth on the third!

Posted by: Joe Biden: Oblivion Bound at July 03, 2015 08:32 AM (gwG9s)

135 131 #122 I'm sorry but that is simply out of the question.
Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:28 AM (Gcu5R)


Sounds like the animated voice of the girl who refused to shit's anus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:32 AM (St6BJ)

136 Marge!! I think I ate the President! Posted by Homer


*****


Fortunately I read this comment between gulps of coffee, because I snorted out loud. Would have been a keyboard soaker for sure.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:32 AM (mvenn)

137 I am watching and reading lips. To say that I am disappointed would be a vast understatement.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:33 AM (Gcu5R)

138 #122 I'm sorry but that is simply out of the question.


* Rips toilet from the floor and hurls thru wall *

Posted by: freaked at July 03, 2015 08:33 AM (BO/km)

139 Digging up and eating a dead dog.

They are yummy if you bury them with some cabbage for a while.
Posted by: Barky O'bama

Greenlandic Inuits: Also good if fermented inside a dead seal.
http://bit.ly/kaviak

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'll just have the salad, thanks at July 03, 2015 08:33 AM (HGnKA)

140 133 Anna, I can just hear it now: "No shit, there we were, on the bow cat..."

Posted by: Agent J at July 03, 2015 08:34 AM (ueOgE)

141 In Iceland and Norway they let Greenland shark age for about a year after killing before eating.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:35 AM (QU7W6)

142 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:32 AM (St6BJ)


****

Maybe you can look into the future and tell us if anybody figured out what that comment means.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:35 AM (mvenn)

143 >>> I'm drinking a fifth on the third!

So, taking it slow on the holiday weekend.

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 08:36 AM (2iV3X)

144 I agree with you completely, J.J. Sanders will not be the nominee, but a lot of the dems love him.

I'm all for Trump staying in, both as a protest to the establishment and because he's saying things no other candidates have the balls to say. My hope is that he forces the others to address the issues similarly, even though my personal opinion of him is that he's an asshole and not particularly conservative.

I think I'd take him over Jeb Bush, though.

Posted by: VBJonny at July 03, 2015 08:36 AM (tic+M)

145 Perhaps we will luck out this time and the Dems get into a knife fight in a phone booth.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:37 AM (QU7W6)

146 I'm drinking a fifth on the third!


****

Well, that ought to keep you from being too tenth.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:37 AM (mvenn)

147 It's going to be a loooooooooong week end.

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter at July 03, 2015 08:37 AM (4n7YN)

148 By the year 2028, no public school history text will mention July 4, 1776.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:37 AM (Gcu5R)

149 8
For those keeping score at home, Marriage Maimers has been added to the list.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton


"Marriage Misnamers"?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 03, 2015 08:38 AM (kfcYC)

150 >>> Maybe you can look into the future and tell us if anybody figured out what that comment means.

Mangled interpretation by voice-to-text.

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 08:39 AM (2iV3X)

151 142 Maybe you can look into the future and tell us if anybody figured out what that comment means.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:35 AM (mvenn)


Do you not recall the girl who died by refusing to defecate for 6 weeks?

HAL being her, and the pod doors being her anus.

Get it?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:39 AM (St6BJ)

152 By the year 2028, no public school history text will mention July 4, 1776.

American history will begin when Martin Luther King, Jr. killed all the White Racists with his gay lover Eduardo at the Battle of The Sacred Redwoods to preserve Our Treasured Right of Abortion On Demand.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 08:40 AM (oVJmc)

153 Moribund Marriage Maimers?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:40 AM (mvenn)

154 149
"Marriage Misnamers"?
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 03, 2015 08:38 AM (kfcYC)


Misnamer is too benign/innocent a descriptor.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:40 AM (St6BJ)

155 kaviak - when I stumbled across that old Weird Universe article the other day, I never imagined I'd have use for the link so soon. But, AoSHQ, so, no real surprise.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sarah n dippity at July 03, 2015 08:40 AM (HGnKA)

156 Watching "Key Largo" on TCM.



Man. A fedora, a .38 Super, a zoot suit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 08:41 AM (VXYfi)

157 The pod bay doors have been welded shut.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:41 AM (Gcu5R)

158 20 I've suddenly seen a few Confederate flags flying in Northern Ohio. It would be cool to have a done of them flying wherever a Democrat shows up.

On the F-35, okay, let's accept that the F-35 is a bomb truck and not a dog fighter. If it isn't a dog fighter, which plane is our dog fighter since the F-35 is everything? Also, CAS requires getting in close, that means a possibility of dog fighting.

Posted by: WOPR

The day they came in a said the F-35 is a floor wax and a dessert topping, they should have been thrown out on their asses, through the window.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 03, 2015 08:41 AM (kfcYC)

159 *checks the TCM schedule*

Well tomorrow afternoon they will be showing 1776.

https://youtu.be/DqAdlkJDt7k

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:41 AM (QU7W6)

160 Breitbart - Redit in revolt. (again)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/p75v8ba

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter at July 03, 2015 08:42 AM (4n7YN)

161 148 By the year 2028, no public school history text will mention July 4, 1776.
Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:37 AM (Gcu5R)


I keep channeling the one-hit wonder by Zager and Evans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhNM2K8cmU8

Hmm, the opening bits are kind of a rip-off of Procol Harum's "Conquistador," or maybe vice versa?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:43 AM (St6BJ)

162 tomorrow afternoon they will be showing 1776.


****

Is that the one with that insufferable arse Alan Alda in it?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:44 AM (mvenn)

163 "American history will begin when Martin Luther King, Jr. killed all the White Racists with his gay lover Eduardo at the Battle of The Sacred Redwoods to preserve Our Treasured Right of Abortion On Demand."


Damn, you know you're history.

Posted by: Teenager at July 03, 2015 08:44 AM (VXYfi)

164 ...When the dozen or so activists began burning the flag, a group of counter-protesters approached them and they scattered like scalded dogs. One man, John Carroll, a resident of Ridgewood, Queens, rescued the flag and challenged the little pricks, calling them cowards. Watching the video warmed my heart....
--Curmudgeon, Political Clown Parade
http://bit.ly/flagsavers

Posted by: mindful webworker - star-spangled at July 03, 2015 08:44 AM (HGnKA)

165 @98 Re-roofing a waterlogged dormer, myself. On "the barn" apartment.

Shit yeah, we should do this. List the honey-do-or-dies you have, instead of the happy-dad shit they show in TV ads. Having built the house, there's not much I haven't done on purpose on celebratory holidays; what pisses me off is when, oh, just to grab a quick example, that last piece of galvanized steel drain in the old part of the house chooses to split whilst wife is attempting Beef Wellington on 1/1.

I think I know Dave "of" Buffalo Roam pretty good. Imagine he's finishing his foot-thick tongue-and-groove walnut stockade today, or something like it...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2015 08:45 AM (xq1UY)

166 Well, I'm on vacation. Gotta go not do stuff.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:45 AM (mvenn)

167 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:39 AM (St6BJ)

1) You tortured that poor sentence

B) If you have to explain the jokes...

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 08:45 AM (2iV3X)

168 Since we mentioned the F-35 upstream: it is a Hell of a lot better dog fighter than the F-117 stealth fighter is. The role of the F-35 is a cross between that of the F-117 and the A-10. The A-10 is not a very good dog fighter either. The F-35 was never meant as a replacement for the F-22. Only our corrupt Precedent is trying to make it one.

The F-117 is in a lot of trouble in a dog fight; its strength is that it is so hard to find that it is a matter of bad luck if an enemy can engage it. That is also the strength of the F-35.

Posted by: An Observation at July 03, 2015 08:45 AM (sG30+)

169 #161 "A Salty Dog" and "Wreck of the Hesperus" are on my playlist.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at July 03, 2015 08:46 AM (Gcu5R)

170 156 Watching "Key Largo" on TCM.

Man. A fedora, a .38 Super, a zoot suit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 08:41 AM (VXYf


A Sefton favorite. "Toots'll work you over!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:46 AM (St6BJ)

171 Hubby is watching Wimbledon.
Someone is having a McEnroe-type hissy fit. Threw his racquet into tje ground so hard it bounced straight up into the stands and a spectator caught it.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 08:47 AM (cbfNE)

172 >>Watching "Key Largo" on TCM.

Me too. Ya, see.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 03, 2015 08:47 AM (g1DWB)

173 >> the pod doors being her anus

This is the kind of quality discussion which keeps us all reading the comments here on this smart revolutionary blog.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Explaining the joke = never funny at July 03, 2015 08:47 AM (HGnKA)

174 167 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:39 AM (St6BJ)

1) You tortured that poor sentence

B) If you have to explain the jokes...
Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 08:45 AM (2iV3X)


Hey, I expect the Horde to be on top of their game.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:47 AM (St6BJ)

175 93 In the book "Tai'Pan" by James Clavell is a scene where Dirk Struan owes a debt to a rival trader (Tyler Bock) that is about to come due. If Struan can't pay the debt he loses his company to Bock.

Struan secretly raises the money, in the form of gold coins, and arranges a meeting with Bock on the beach. When the meeting takes place, Struan's sailors are casually standing around a pile of crates, and Struan reveals to Bock this is the payment owed, due that day, and pays the debt in full.

Struan's armed sailors then walk away leaving Bock, alone, next to a pile of crates full of gold coins.

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter

Dirk Struan sounds like a pretty cool guy.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 03, 2015 08:48 AM (kfcYC)

176 162 tomorrow afternoon they will be showing 1776.


****

Is that the one with that insufferable arse Alan Alda in it?
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 08:44 AM (mvenn)


Howard da Silva does a pretty damn good Franklin, IMHO.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 08:48 AM (St6BJ)

177 Greetings, gentlefappers.

Fresh hell, etc.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 08:48 AM (eEb+d)

178 96 Good news, everybody! Ebola is back in Liberia. Speculation is the group may have gotten it from digging up and eating a dead dog.

Yes. Digging up. And eating. A dead dog.

Posted by: Agent J

Digging sounds like too much like work. Otherwise...

Posted by: Barky at July 03, 2015 08:50 AM (kfcYC)

179 If you want a good dog fighter invent "Wingman Drones" that are smaller and faster to accompany the pilots and engage enemy craft at speed the human body cannot bear. Arm them with a .50 cal Gatling gun

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 03, 2015 08:51 AM (hCdMd)

180 Ricardo 156 - Key Largo actor Harry Lewis founded the Hamburger Haven chain in 1950. Watch for an uncredited Jay Silverheels. Bogie's boat was named Santana. Key Largo is quality merchandise.

Posted by: Gay Dawn at July 03, 2015 08:52 AM (gwG9s)

181 ...I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more....
--John Adams
Thank Adams for Fireworks
Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com
http://bit.ly/adams-celebrate

Posted by: mindful webworker - pass me that m-80! at July 03, 2015 08:52 AM (HGnKA)

182 Yes. Digging up. And eating. A dead dog.

Posted by: Agent J

A Soetoro family tradition

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 03, 2015 08:52 AM (hCdMd)

183 During the Korean War, a Royal Navy Sea Fury accomplished the impossible when it shot down a MiG-15. In Vietnam, an A-1 Skyraider did the impossible when it shot down with 20mm cannon fire a MiG-17. An A-4 Skyhawk killed another MiG-17 by firing Zuni rockets and hitting.

These are all examples of pilots not giving up because all the experts said what they did was impossible, instead they fought and won.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:52 AM (QU7W6)

184 >>> Hey, I expect the Horde to be on top of their game.

I showed up without pants on, so I'm putting this in the plus column.

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 08:54 AM (2iV3X)

185 No podcast today?

Posted by: gunslingeraz at July 03, 2015 08:55 AM (Ij1fE)

186 "The F-117 is in a lot of trouble in a dog fight; its strength is that it is so hard to find that it is a matter of bad luck if an enemy can engage it. That is also the strength of the F-35."


Not a bad description. The F-35 is more fighter and also more attacker. But not an F-22.

Posted by: Teenager at July 03, 2015 08:55 AM (VXYfi)

187 @179 Goblin!

Part they told you: we now have fighters that pack more bomb load than a WWII heavy bomber. Part they didn't: Each one requires just as much fighter escort as a WWII bomb group...

If we had wingman drones, we could rule the world with B-36's, wouldn't need fighters. With bunks, and dinner! If we had two (and a half) mile runways. About two feet thick.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2015 08:56 AM (xq1UY)

188 Get away, Teenager!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 08:56 AM (VXYfi)

189 There is not one Republican seeking the nomination who wouldn't beat Hillary.

Hillary are you going to use a private email and destroy all the evidence again if you are President?

Hillary are you sorry you lied to the families of the Bengazi victims while standing by the coffins.

Hillary, do you still think its funny that you got the sweet deal for the pedophile rapist of that 13 year old girl?

When you say "I want to be your champion" are you speaking to other people like the pedophile rapist you championed and laughed about.

The commercials write themselves.

Therefore go for the one you really like. A true believer.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 03, 2015 08:58 AM (kfcYC)

190 Downside on drone wingmen. How bug free is the code and how proof are they against being hacked. A few years back the Navy had one of their drone helicopters lose communication and instead of aborting, it started to fly towards DC before it was stopped. And judging by how the PRC looted a terrabyte or two of JSF data and the recent OPM hack, I have come to one conclusion. Lets wait a bit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:58 AM (QU7W6)

191 Every day of the year almost I get a ton, and I mean a ton, of Emails from the Sailors in my Unit and then I have to contact Big Navy and get Emails from them. But NOBODY in the Federal Gov works today today or till Monday and then maybe not then. War could break out and nobody would know! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:02 AM (/tNwW)

192 " Downside on drone wingmen. How bug free is the code and how proof are they against being hacked. "


Sat down-link worries me. Newer auto drones don't have that but can't deviate quite so much.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 09:02 AM (VXYfi)

193 There should be a poll ranking in opposite order that the MSM likes as Republican candidates.

Posted by: skip at July 03, 2015 09:03 AM (CTHrd)

194 I was supposed to take my nephew to pick berries today, but it is raining cats and dogs. Sigh. So disappointed.

Posted by: Lea at July 03, 2015 09:03 AM (2GxH8)

195 Downside on drone wingmen. How bug free is the code and how proof are they against being hacked. A few years back the Navy had one of their drone helicopters lose communication and instead of aborting, it started to fly towards DC before it was stopped. And judging by how the PRC looted a terrabyte or two of JSF data and the recent OPM hack, I have come to one conclusion. Lets wait a bit.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 08:58 AM (QU7W6)


Bingo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:03 AM (/tNwW)

196 Anna Puma posted this piece from her blog last night, and I recommend it to everyone to read this am:

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2006/11/mike-and-his-flags.html


Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 07:18 AM (lRQ7V)

Thanks to Anna and gnu for that post and repost. Damn monitor got very foggy for a while!

Posted by: Black Robed Ruler at July 03, 2015 09:03 AM (ftVQq)

197 Heh...

Links I post are often from my online bookmark page (nicklink).

I was just looking back over that page to see what else might be worth mentioning, when I saw that I had an item that had AoSHQ-style [ i ] and [ /i ] plainly showing, instead of regular html making italicans.

Not the first time I've tried to use square-bracket styling elsewhere than AoSHQ.

Sometimes this ol' software amuses. Sometimes.

BTW, Tim in Illinois, what you were looking for with del is [ s ]struckout[ /s ] (sans spaces of course). The many, many styling choices you have here are: i, b, s, and u. b! i! Can't do those on an ordinary typewriter!

Posted by: mindful webworker - link collector at July 03, 2015 09:04 AM (HGnKA)

198 193 There should be a poll ranking in opposite order that the MSM likes as Republican candidates.

--

Who do they like other than "Jeb!" ?

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:05 AM (cbfNE)

199 @191 Sounds like Dec 7 1941, when everybody was off for Pearl Harbor Day.
"This is no shit."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2015 09:05 AM (xq1UY)

200 The F-35 JSF is the Swiss Army Knife of airplanes. It does many things, just none of them well.

Absolutely true. Anyone who thinks a Swiss Army Knife is the Cat's Meow ought to try eating a steak with one. Having a knife at one end and a fork at the other doesn't work very well.

That being said, a Swiss Army knife is lot better than having nothing. But just like a Swiss Army knife was never meant to take the place of a sword, the F-35 was never meant to be an air superiority fighter.

Only Buffoons like the Demon-rats would try to make an F-35 be an air superiority fighter. But understand they don't want us to be able to win a war - because in their diseased, clueless, minds anyone able to defend themselves is a bully.

Posted by: An Observation at July 03, 2015 09:05 AM (sG30+)

201 The Iranians supposedly hacked into one of our Drones. Don't know if I believe that but I have no doubts the Chicoms can

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:06 AM (/tNwW)

202 Some JSF history.

Earliest is 1986 when the Royal Navy and USMC started looking for a supersonic replacement for the Sea Harrier/Harrier II. It was called the Joint Advanced Strike Technology fighter.

In 1990 the USAF started to look at the JAST fighter to complement the ATF. And then the Navy started looking at a navalised ATF.

So we get to the X-32 Common Affordable Light Fighter (CALF). This is where the F-35 starts to emerge as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:06 AM (QU7W6)

203 Therefore go for the one you really like. A true believer.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 03, 2015 08:58 AM (kfcYC)


It wouldn't be prudent for a Republican to question a Democrat's integrity during a campaign. Maybe a law suit after the elections, that's it!

Posted by: K Rover Political Consultant to the Stars at July 03, 2015 09:07 AM (ftVQq)

204
Mentioned it a few days ago but I was musing about Israel modifying 747's or other large airliners and turning them into bombers to deliver the massive bunker buster bombs.

Yeah, they're relatively slow and would have major center-of-gravity issues during the release, but hey; out of the box thinking can overcome some of these problems, no?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:08 AM (St6BJ)

205 But can you eat a steak with the F-35?

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:08 AM (cbfNE)

206 Let's start doing a deal with the abortion "doctors" where instead of killing the baby, we remove it and pack its developing body into an airframe. Properly trained, I think we could have an unstoppable army of smart planes who would probably rebel and murder us all in our sleep.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 03, 2015 09:08 AM (Q819Q)

207 Only Buffoons like the Demon-rats would try to make
an F-35 be an air superiority fighter. But understand they don't want us
to be able to win a war - because in their diseased, clueless, minds
anyone able to defend themselves is a bully.



Posted by: An Observation at July 03, 2015 09:05 AM (sG30+)

Democrats want wars to be fought fairly, which means we need to give up any advantage we have in equipment, training, and personnel!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:09 AM (ftVQq)

208 Yeah, they're relatively slow and would have major center-of-gravity issues during the release, but hey; out of the box thinking can overcome some of these problems, no?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:08 AM (St6BJ)

Yeah in this case no, but you keep thinking Butch, you think good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:09 AM (/tNwW)

209 I couldn't find an emu in a crate to Celebrate AtC.

But I found this label

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pjqj9s3

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2015 09:10 AM (3pRHP)

210 But can you eat a steak with the F-35?

@votermom gets right to the meat of the matter.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wag you.. now I get it...! at July 03, 2015 09:10 AM (HGnKA)

211 One size fits all rarely fits all.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (oVJmc)

212
The mission of the MFM is to prevent any conservative candidate whose ascendancy to the White House would threaten the leftist/statist trajectory. Therefore they fawn all over the Establishment candidates in the primary only to tear them down in the general. The Establishment is cool with this because they profit from the all-powerful state.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (St6BJ)

213 Sefton, there was floated about two decades ago I think it was of something similar. A 747 with internal rotary launchers for cruise missiles.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (QU7W6)

214 A 747 with internal rotary launchers for cruise missiles.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (QU7W6)

And an escape pod right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (/tNwW)

215 Shame on you. Jefferson owned slaves and was a confirmed miscegenator. Posting his picture makes you... RACIST!.. or something micro aggressive...

Posted by: macleod at July 03, 2015 09:12 AM (Qf5bp)

216 208 Yeah in this case no, but you keep thinking Butch, you think good
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:09 AM (/tNwW)


Hey. It's just a thought. Worlds have turned on minor musings.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:12 AM (St6BJ)

217 @votermom gets right to the meat of the matter.
Posted by: mindful webworker - wag you.. now I get it...! at July 03, 2015 09:10 AM (HGnKA)



She's a gristled veteran of the blog.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at July 03, 2015 09:12 AM (yxw0r)

218 Went to bank, went to get gas. Only 3.60/gal! More traffic than I expected. Guy asked me for directions and would accept what I told him. Kept asking me again and again. Wasted 5 min of my time and then went and asked someone else.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:13 AM (iQIUe)

219 Man, this Redit thing is GREAT!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:13 AM (YFw5T)

220 Who do they like other than "Jeb!" ?

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:05 AM (cbfNE)

They seem to be pretty happy with Huckabee.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 03, 2015 09:13 AM (Q819Q)

221 Hey. It's just a thought. Worlds have turned on minor musings.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:12 AM (St6BJ)

"hey why don't we trade this nolan ryan guy. He'll be any good"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:13 AM (/tNwW)

222 214 A 747 with internal rotary launchers for cruise missiles.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (QU7W6)

And an escape pod right?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:11 AM (/tNwW)


I actually saw that Boeing had a concept for converting a 747 airframe for just such a mission. The issue was that the CG on a low wing aircraft gets thrown out of whack when bombs are released.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:14 AM (St6BJ)

223 Shit he'll never be any good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:14 AM (/tNwW)

224 #77 Crotchety--is there Any slightly conservative congress critter making Any case at all for charges against the PIAPS? Or will political correctness deem we simply look the other way and let Soros push her over the finish line? Vagina and all.

Posted by: AnnaS at July 03, 2015 09:14 AM (P+I7L)

225 221 "hey why don't we trade this nolan ryan guy. He'll be any good"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:13 AM (/tNwW)

Okay, now you're just being plain old mean.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:15 AM (St6BJ)

226 Mentioned it a few days ago but I was musing about
Israel modifying 747's or other large airliners and turning them into
bombers to deliver the massive bunker buster bombs. [...]
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:08 AM (St6BJ)


Evergreen Airlines has a 747 tricked out as a fire bomber for wildland fires

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

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2015 09:15 AM (3pRHP)

227
I saw Scalded Dogs open for Blue Oyster Cult at the Cow Palace back in '92.

Buck Dharma sat in on lead guitar during the Dogs' encore. Maybe the AoS crew could ask him about this historic concert when he does the podcast.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2015 09:15 AM (+OXwX)

228 Okay, now you're just being plain old mean.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:15 AM (St6BJ)

Hey my team used to wife swap.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:16 AM (/tNwW)

229 Oh, I guarantee that every pilot of the F-35 will, in fact, eat steak.
Just not in the cockpit because there isn't room to chew.

For a generation now, the Air Force has been threatened with the B-747. I wouldn't mock Sefton for just floatin' the notion. Now, the new big Boe is made of plastic, so just gluing in some bomb bay hinges oughta be a cinch, right?

When I was a kid, we were making airliners out of old bombers. Ploos la chanzh.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2015 09:16 AM (xq1UY)

230 Evergreen Airlines has a 747 tricked out as a fire bomber for wildland fires

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvBRWTumoZI
Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2015 09:15 AM (3pRHP)


Wildland fires tend not to shoot back

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:16 AM (/tNwW)

231 Outside the box thinking?

How do you think the F-14 got LANTIRN? No one in the five sided puzzle palace wanted to give Dave 'Hey Joe' Parsons and his buddies any money to integrate that into the Tomcat. But Parsons and his band worked with friends at Martin-Marietta and a squadron commander willing to let them experiment on a F-14. So by 1998 the Tomcat was the Bombcat and a whole new chapter in F-14 valor was born.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:18 AM (QU7W6)

232 Ugh. I am so tired of the GOP and the Rats.

Posted by: Baldy at July 03, 2015 09:18 AM (sEXjW)

233 207 This is an essential understanding

Posted by: MAx at July 03, 2015 09:19 AM (YJeFl)

234 Trump would not be running against Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln.

He'd be running against Hillary!! or Bernie !! or Martin!!

Makes the choice a lot simpler.

(Webb, I don't know. He could well be the angriest WASP man in the race.)

Posted by: Raspail at July 03, 2015 09:20 AM (uSM1W)

235 OT, but does anyone have a trick to find out why a twitter account was locked, since the reason given is


Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates the Twitter Rules.


which is patently incorrect. Problem is they want me to unlock it by giving them a phone number for a texted unlock password. I hate to buy a burner phone for this purpose so I may just give up on twitter except as a frustrated observer.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:20 AM (ftVQq)

236 If y'all haven't read "Isaiah's Job" from the link in the ONT, hie thee and enjoy it's goodness, if for no reason other than to gaze in wonder at how the American English language has been degraded in the years since that essay was penned.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:20 AM (eEb+d)

237 I watched a documentary on the ISIS assholes destroying beautiful antiquities.

I think every ISIS mosque house etc shd be blown up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:20 AM (iQIUe)

238
Before being raked over the coals, my thought process was:

A) Israel has MOP's
B) Israel has no airframe capable of lifting them
C) Israel has heavy lift/long range airliners
D) Israel is a technologically advanced industrial nation with its own advanced aircraft industry
E) If it is feasible, it has the wherewithal to convert said airliners

The only question is can it work?



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:20 AM (St6BJ)

239 So, what about a temporary economic John Galt?

With these several court decisions, we are being burdened as a free people: Obamacare FORCED on us, FORCED to participate in ceremonies that go against their conscience, and the disparate impact decision will also be a problem. Our politicians have learned they can ignore our wishes and best interests without paying a price. (how did we get here?)

So, to rattle their cage, we could stop all discretionary spending for a set period of time. The country would *freak*! Couldn't we a week - too short. Would need to be longer, two weeks minimum, maybe 4.

Its this a workable idea?

Posted by: Lily at July 03, 2015 09:21 AM (yj/Rg)

240 Would have to be pretty careful on the sequencing between the rotary launchers so the B-747 ALCM carrier CG does not get really out of whack.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:21 AM (QU7W6)

241 Before being raked over the coals, my thought process was:

A) Israel has MOP's
B) Israel has no airframe capable of lifting them
C) Israel has heavy lift/long range airliners
D) Israel is a technologically advanced industrial nation with its own advanced aircraft industry
E) If it is feasible, it has the wherewithal to convert said airliners

The only question is can it work?



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:20 AM (St6BJ)

They have planes heavy enough to lift bunker busters, just not stealthy ones or enough. It's a matter of numbers sometimes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:22 AM (/tNwW)

242
Mentioned it a few days ago but I was musing about Israel modifying 747's or other large airliners and turning them into bombers to deliver the massive bunker buster bombs.

Yeah, they're relatively slow and would have major center-of-gravity issues during the release, but hey; out of the box thinking can overcome some of these problems, no?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:08 AM (St6BJ)






C130 + BunkerBuster on a pallet. Push out the rear ramp.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2015 09:22 AM (+OXwX)

243 240 Would have to be pretty careful on the sequencing between the rotary launchers so the B-747 ALCM carrier CG does not get really out of whack.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:21 AM (QU7W6)


I'm talking about MOP's not ALCM's unless the latter can do the former. In which case they don't need a heavy lifter when they can sea launch or launch from Saudi right across the Gulf.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:23 AM (St6BJ)

244 Its this a workable idea?



Posted by: Lily at July 03, 2015 09:21 AM (yj/Rg)

Sounds like I'd have to get up off the couch, so no.

As an added tweak, if everyone went to the bank and withdrew a substantial amount of cash right before the discretionary spending siesta, life could get interesting!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:24 AM (ftVQq)

245 We have an early Ace sighting. Repeating, we have an early Ace sighting.

Posted by: steveegg at July 03, 2015 09:24 AM (cL79m)

246 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at July 03, 2015 09:25 AM (Qia1Z)

247 241 They have planes heavy enough to lift bunker busters, just not stealthy ones or enough. It's a matter of numbers sometimes
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:22 AM (/tNwW)


They'd have to Wild Weasel the hell out of Iran's air defenses beforehand. I imagine that a whole bunch of Sayeret Matkal special forces types will be doing sabotage just before the attack.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:25 AM (St6BJ)

248 If Israel feels imminently and existentially threatened by Iran they will have think outside the box and it will be very out there or very costly:

Either boots on the ground as in commandos or think stuff like EMP

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:25 AM (/tNwW)

249 So this morning I woke up, looked at the clock, rolled over for another hour of sleep.
BAD IDEA.
I had this horrible nightmare. I was in our house with my kid and little bugs, tiny gnat sized ones at first, started to appear. Then bigger and bigger ones, mostly roaches, started flooding in.
I felt so helpless because I could just swat at them one at a time. In the dream I started crying from fear and helplessness. I finally woke up when the bugs were getting so huge that sleeping me told myself "this is ridiculous." Bam. That broke the nightmare.
I guess it was my mind dealing with what's happening to our country.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:26 AM (cbfNE)

250 248 If Israel feels imminently and existentially threatened by Iran they will have think outside the box and it will be very out there or very costly:

Either boots on the ground as in commandos or think stuff like EMP
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:25 AM (/tNwW)


Exactly. Someone posted an extensive study of the effects of an Israeli attack on Bushehr. Yikes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:26 AM (St6BJ)

251 In 2004 Israel purchased 500 GBU-27 Paveway III which is designed to be a bunker buster.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (QU7W6)

252 Having a knife at one end and a fork at the other doesn't work very well.


++++++


works fine for me.

Posted by: Phluffy McPherson, Alabama state champion baton twirler at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (mvenn)

253 Trump is a fucking clown. He is the pinata with the letters GOP written on it that the MSM can whack when they get bored.

That said, he'd certainly be a better president than the last four this country has had.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (Q819Q)

254 253 Trump is a fucking clown. He is the pinata with the letters GOP written on it that the MSM can whack when they get bored.

That said, he'd certainly be a better president than the last four this country has had.
Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (Q819Q)


Disagree to an extent. The GOP itself will always be a piņata no matter what. At least Trump is saying what needs to be said. Fuckfaces like Pataki who attack him for telling the truth should earn our ire. Not Trump. I for one am glad he's out there.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:29 AM (St6BJ)

255 27 Pilot of the TransAsia ATR 72 that crashed in Taiwan killing 43. When one engine failed, he pulled back the throttle on the working engine.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ohm2f4d
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 07:08 AM (QU7W6)


Whoo. I guess we can chalk that up to "pilot error".

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:29 AM (sdi6R)

256 Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (Q819Q)

Trump may be a clown, but he is a heck of a lot closer to being our kind of clown than anything the DC Establishment circus will foist upon us!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (ftVQq)

257 In 2004 Israel purchased 500 GBU-27 Paveway III which is designed to be a bunker buster.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (QU7W6)

Yeah but back in 2004 Iran did not have multiple hardened facilities. Israel still has to successfully deliver ( and in Israel's case return with "acceptable" casualties) in great enough numbers to make a significant difference?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (/tNwW)

258 239 I remember when the abortion provisions of obamacare were going to elicit great protest

Posted by: MAx at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (YJeFl)

259 I finally woke up when the bugs were getting so huge that sleeping me told myself "this is ridiculous."

Coming soon to a political theater near you.

ACE IS UP? NOW? Can't be. I sense a powerful disgruntlement in the Force.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wag you.. now I get it...! at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (HGnKA)

260 251 In 2004 Israel purchased 500 GBU-27 Paveway III which is designed to be a bunker buster.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (QU7W6)


Can it drill through Iranian mountains and concrete.

Second look at Tallboys and Grand Slams?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (St6BJ)

261 Israel still has to successfully deliver ( and in
Israel's case return with "acceptable" casualties) in great enough
numbers to make a significant difference?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (/tNwW)


In facing an existential threat, the definition of "acceptable" becomes subject to somewhat malleable!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (ftVQq)

262 Trump is a fucking clown, but he is 1000x preferable to a goddamn Communist traitor.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:32 AM (sdi6R)

263 258
239 I remember when the abortion provisions of obamacare were going to elicit great protest

Posted by: MAx at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (YJeFl)

For some reason the phrase "Not with a bang, but with a whimper!" keeps coming to mind

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (ftVQq)

264 In facing an existential threat, the definition of "acceptable" becomes subject to somewhat malleable!
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (ftVQq)

Then that leaves open the ultimate weapon I guess ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:35 AM (/tNwW)

265 244 Sounds like I'd have to get up off the couch, so no.


No, your mission would be to stay on the couch. Don't get up, don't go to the store, don't order those Jimmy Choo pumps on-line (or whatever the hell it is that men like to buy).

Posted by: Lily at July 03, 2015 09:36 AM (yj/Rg)

266 Trump may happen to say a few things you agree with but make no mistake that he has said things and will say things that you are or will be totally against . Trump doesn't care what the Left or the MSM think but he also doesn't give a crap what you think.

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (Q4pU/)

267 Trump doesn't care what the Left or the MSM think but he also doesn't give a crap what you think.





Posted by: Cruzinator at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (Q4pU/)

Posted by: H at July 03, 2015 09:52 AM (ftVQq)

268 Trump doesn't care what the Left or the MSM think but he also doesn't give a crap what you think.





Posted by: Cruzinator at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (Q4pU/)


And the GOP DC Establishment does?

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:53 AM (ftVQq)

269 Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:53 AM (ftVQq)

Whats that got to do with Trump? Anyway you need to check on other things Trump has said before you jump on his bandwagon .

Posted by: Cruzinator at July 03, 2015 09:57 AM (Q4pU/)

270 The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Biden running for president. Even better, BEING president. With maybe Bernie as VP.

After all, if you're going full retard, you may as well go FULL RETARD!

Posted by: Commissar M at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (KSF9t)

271 If we start planning now, we could do something great the day Biden announces his run. Maybe 'wear a clown nose for Biden' day.

Posted by: Old Hob at July 03, 2015 10:17 AM (NBhge)

272 Even if you have money, you can't pay for anything outside of Greece because the banking system has been shutdown.



Any import-export business is in the same circumstances. You can't
import anything, you can't export anything, and basically business
transactions are shutting down.



And the capital controls thing means if you try to leave Greece with
a suitcase full of paper money, you get arrested at the border. (Ok
risk getting arrested at the border.)

Posted by: Tommy Linkbetter at July 03, 2015 07:48 AM (4n7YN)

So basically the EU is blockading Greece... putting them in a state of siege without the actual castle walls.

Posted by: redbanzai at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (NPofj)

273 Hey if anyone else has had problems with iPhone browsers crashing, try Dolphin. It had gotten so bad it wasn't worth checking out sites on the phone. I'd tried Safari, Mercury and Opera with no luck. Dolphin seems to handle even the worst sites just fine.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2015 10:29 AM (Lqy/e)

274 @Notsothoreau- Thanks for the suggestion. Much as I like it here, it's crashy as hell.

Posted by: Commissar M at July 03, 2015 11:40 AM (KSF9t)

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Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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