Overnight Open Thread (7-8-2015)

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What Kind of Idiot Would Bet Big on a Greek Recovery Back in 2014 Given The Foreseeable Coming Grexit?

One of these three that's who.

badinvestmentclinton

The US Military is Now Shifting to Hollow-point Pistol Ammunition

I've long wondered why we abjured using hollow point ammunition given that we never signed Article IV of the 1899 Hague Convention.. Plus 9mm hollow point ammo has come a long way in the last twenty years.

A military lawyer who made a presentation during the Industry Day noted that the United States is not a signatory to the Hague Conventions which outlawed the use of "dum-dum" and expanding bullets more than a century ago. It is the military's position that the shift to jacketed hollowpoint (JHP) ammunition, which more efficiently transfers energy to the target and which presents much less of a risk of over-penetration, is more humane and less of a risk to innocent civilians downrange in modern combat where there are often no clear front lines.

Over the Next 2 Years The US Army Will Lose the Equivalent of the Entire Romanian Army

9th Circuit Federal Judge Alex Kozinski Indicts the US Justice System

There are disturbing indications that a non-trivial number of prosecutors-and sometimes entire prosecutorial offices- engage in misconduct that seriously undermines the fairness of criminal trials. The misconduct ranges from misleading the jury, to outright lying in court and tacitly acquiescing or actively participating in the presentation of false evidence by police.

...Under Imbler, prosecutors cannot be held liable, no matter how badly they misbehave, for actions such as withholding exculpatory evidence, introducing fabricated evidence, knowingly presenting perjured testimony and bringing charges for which there is no credible evidence. All are immune from liability. A defense lawyer who did any such things (or their equivalents) would soon find himself disbarred and playing house with Bubba. The Imbler majority seemed reassured by the possibility that rogue prosecutors will be subject to other constraints.

...This argument was dubious in 1976 and is absurd today. Who exactly is going to prosecute prosecutors? Despite numerous cases where prosecutors have committed willful misconduct, costing innocent defendants decades of their lives, I am aware of only two who have been criminally prosecuted for it; they spent a total of six days behind bars.

Jack Neely: Was The South Ever Confederate Anyway?

Well Tennessee - and especially East Tennessee - definitely had ambiguous and conflicted feelings about secession and the Confederacy but I wonder if this was as true for the other Southern states.

People of European and African ancestry have been living in the South for 400 years. The Confederacy lasted for four years, about 1 percent of that time. And even during that 1 percent, a large proportion of the people who lived in the South-perhaps even a majority-were skeptical of the Confederacy....

The Confederacy was not universally popular, even in the South. It would be difficult to prove that as much as half the people who lived in the South in 1861 were fond of the Confederacy. Sam Houston, who grew up in East Tennessee and spent his entire life in the South-except when he was in D.C., representing Southern states in Congress-despised the Confederacy and denounced it publicly. David Glasgow Farragut and Gen. William Sanders-whose last names survive in multiple institutions in Knox County-both grew up in the South and fought against the Confederacy. Sanders, who'd spent most of his life in Kentucky and Mississippi, was killed by Confederate bullets. Several of Knoxville's fiercest Unionists, Parson W.G. Brownlow, William Rule, and Thomas Humes, were lifelong Southerners.

...In any case, in 1861 more than 30 percent of Tennessee's Southerners voted against secession, against joining the Confederacy. Well over 30,000 Tennesseans took up arms against the Confederacy.

When Communism Failed the First Time in America

MTV Making a Documentary About White People

Which is really about 'white privilege' rather than actual white people. Not to be confused with Martin Mull's documentary on white people from the 80s.

The Eight Stages of The Scam

Keith Olbermann Out at ESPN. Again.

Apparently he could have stayed there if he was willing to stop engaging in commentary. But Olbermann's gotta Olbermann and so he's out.

On American r-lessness

In an America new to microphones, the unconscious cultural expectation was that public announcements were couched in a theatrical style - theatrical, as in pitched to be heard unamplified in an auditorium by hundreds or thousands at a time. That tone seemed as natural to people of this time as, for example, recording artists releasing packages of songs of roughly an hour's length called "albums" seems to us now despite that practice's roots in a particular physical technology now obsolete, or that pop music is today usually sung in a Southern / black cadence even by whites who don't speak that way in real life.

...Meanwhile, when today we find the old announcing style peculiar in terms of pronunciation, what is mainly striking us is a particular feature, r-lessness. That is, r's lost at the end of syllables, such that Carter comes out as "Cah-tuh." To Americans today, this sounds like Downton Abbey, such that we wonder why people in black and white or on old radio broadcasts sound "British" despite talking about Babe Ruth and Times Square.

Le Shock: Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out in College

Age of Wonders: A Company is Now Offering 'Earth Friendly' Tampons For Post-Op Transgender Women

I Can't Believe It's Not Real

One of my mother's artist friends used to make super-realistic food sculpture as a lark when I was a kid. I always found her half-eaten brownie pie work incredibly fascinating and yet frustratingly inedible.

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Ode to the Fight Scene

How many of the movies with scenes here can you name?

How To Steal $75K From Walmart With No Weapon Except a Smile

Australian Woman Has Had 136 First Dates, But No Second Dates

Blonde Australian Belinda Stuckey is one of the most contacted members on the internet dating site eHarmony in her home country, but despite that she remains single.

Miss Stuckey, 35, has had more than 4,700 matches through the site and gone on 136 dates since she joined in December 2013.

But has never had a second date with any of them. Given that she's 35 and the clocks a tickin' perhaps she should reconsider her selection and rejection criteria just a bit. Because a second date does not equal marriage and it'd be hard to do worse than 0 for 136 anyway.

Belinda-StuckeyMAIN

The Group knows your sins and pretends to forgive them.

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1 Aloha!

Posted by: Nigel Tufnel at July 08, 2015 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

2 WTF?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 08, 2015 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

3 Yeah ONT! Thanks, Maet!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 08, 2015 11:16 PM (qWYxM)

4
The first image is not opening for me.

business%20cat

Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:18 PM (MDgS8)

5 Woo Hoo! ONT!

Posted by: Old Blue at July 08, 2015 11:18 PM (9iR5/)

6 oh....N/M

Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:18 PM (MDgS8)

7 Howdy....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:19 PM (Tolob)

8 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:19 PM (OQ9R7)

9 NINE?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:20 PM (OQ9R7)

10 TURD!

Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:20 PM (MDgS8)

11 Australian Woman Has Had 136 First Dates, But No Second Dates
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I would guess she is using the first dates for free dinners.

Using online dating makes it pretty efficient since if you did that with your circles of friends pretty soon you wouldn't have any, but pulling from people you don't know you can scam them to your hearts content...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 08, 2015 11:20 PM (5LOno)

12 NEIN!
http://is.gd/mFJLMA

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 08, 2015 11:20 PM (rHXGG)

13 I believe parts of northern AL seceded back to the Union.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (j0kTB)

14 ...okay then. Now I don't have to flick the light switch on-and-off an even number of times.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (OQ9R7)

15
I sent everbody over here.

Where are they?

Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (MDgS8)

16 There is no ONT. Only Zuul!

Posted by: Dana Barrett at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (+1T7c)

17 Speaking of which in our modern gender fluid feminist modern world why as a guy am I expected to pay for the first date any way?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (5LOno)

18 Oh they're probably reading shit and shit.

Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (MDgS8)

19 Aussie chick might be crazy too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (Tolob)

20 Business Cat is the avatar I use at work.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 08, 2015 11:22 PM (rHXGG)

21 "Boss Cat" is quality comedy.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (OQ9R7)

22 18 Oh they're probably reading shit and shit.

Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (MDgS


Suckers.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (EHU9F)

23 The daywalkers sure freaked out over the market today. Has everyone had their chill pill today or are we going to continue to set our hair on fire and run in circles over an insignificant correction?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (zauWW)

24 This Tuckin' Yer Tits In Yer Pants wheat beer is a real flop. I'll have to see what else is in the fridge.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (kivUY)

25 And of course the irony of many West Virginians fighting for the Confederacy, most famously the Hatfields.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (j0kTB)

26 Rush tells that Bradford story every year at Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (W5DcG)

27 "I believe parts of northern AL seceded back to the Union."


Really? What do you mean?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (Tolob)

28 Watching again Macross Frontier.

Macross Galaxy has been attacked by Vajra forces. Reporter asks Sheryl Nome why should Macross Frontier send forces as it might attract the Vajra. Sheryl lays into him asking if he means for Frontier to hide in bed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (nkc0T)

29 howdovaccinescauseautism.com

You won't be disappointed. Just sayin'. Keep an open mind.

Posted by: FUBAR at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (AIa9g)

30 How are you all doing? I think I need some more of that roast beef we had earlier.

Posted by: Farmer at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (o/90i)

31 17 Speaking of which in our modern gender fluid feminist modern world why as a guy am I expected to pay for the first date any way?
Posted by: 18-1 at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (5LOno)


Reparations.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 08, 2015 11:24 PM (pAlYe)

32 When communism failed the first time in America.

From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs.

Those with ability have little need, those without ability are very needy.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 08, 2015 11:24 PM (NaeCR)

33 Some day there will come the day when people understand what Obama has done.

Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (QybHb)

34 Wait, Top 20?

Posted by: tbodie at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (W2Fol)

35 I've long wondered why we abjured using hollow point ammunition given that we never signed Article IV of the 1899 Hague Convention which banned their use in warfare with other signatories.

Because we're idiots who are slaves to leftist fashion?? Same reason we haven't junked the useless waste of space that is the UN, too.

I love my hollow points. I load X-Treme plated HPs only. They are almost as cheap as lead bullets (and that includes shipping ... I feel bad for the mailman) and are really pretty little bullets.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (MYSVz)

36 I believe parts of northern AL seceded back to the Union.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (j0kTB)

***

The Ex is from Florence/ Muscle Shoals. NOW I have part of a clue why it didn't work out.

Even though I'm from Chicago and all....

How are ya?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (QNcbF)

37 >>>Australian Woman Has Had 136 First Dates, But No Second Dates<<<



Crikey, she wasn't havin' no babies, so I had to eat something.

Posted by: a dingo at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (2BoMD)

38 And...... No.

Posted by: tbodie at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (W2Fol)

39 I wonder if Chelsea's husband looks at Hillary and thinks," I hope I'm dead by the time Chelsea looks like that."

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 08, 2015 11:26 PM (F0Cog)

40 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (j0kTB)

Are you talking to me?

Posted by: the McCoys at July 08, 2015 11:26 PM (Zu3d9)

41 "The daywalkers sure freaked out over the market today. Has everyone had their chill pill today or are we going to continue to set our hair on fire and run in circles over an insignificant correction?"
-Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (zauWW)

That's why I love "The Guy Who Always Thinks It Is Beginning".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:26 PM (OQ9R7)

42 There is more action, quantity and quality, in Raising Arizona than in SW Phantom Menace.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 08, 2015 11:26 PM (+4uXG)

43 Some day there will come the day when people understand what Obama has done.

Posted by: Cassie Frankless


yeah, but they probably won't speak english.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 08, 2015 11:27 PM (VY8H5)

44 Yea, seriosly, ricardo, I think the Huntsville area in particular.


It caused quite a rift in a certain branch of my family, and still gets brought up when tensions rise.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:27 PM (j0kTB)

45 33
Some day there will come the day when people understand what Obama has done.

Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 08, 2015 11:25 PM (QybHb)
------------It wasn't just Obama. It's been going on since Woodrow fucking Wilson. Obama just mashed the pedal to the floor.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 08, 2015 11:27 PM (9iR5/)

46 Love the "Smack My Bitch Up" vid.

And damn surprised they're moving to hollow-points.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 08, 2015 11:28 PM (XAFOu)

47 Yay ONT is uo woot woot
I'm pretty tired

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 08, 2015 11:29 PM (xJGO2)

48
Scandalous that CALPERS would invest in that Clinton hedge fund.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 08, 2015 11:29 PM (iQIUe)

49 13 I believe parts of northern AL seceded back to the Union.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (j0kTB)

Shhhhh, can't have any history slipping out to the unwashed pc masses!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (Vm8WO)

50 Good evening, Horde!

Two weeks here of blessed solitude, got the house to myself.

Just me n' the cats!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (RzZOc)

51 Your 9mm hollow points are no match for my 10mm hollow points. (Picked up a new toy today).

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (zauWW)

52 And damn surprised they're moving to hollow-points.
---------
What was it that Zombie George Patton said? Something about not dying for your country, make the other dumb bastard die for his country?

Posted by: Old Blue at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (9iR5/)

53 Are you talking to me?
Posted by: the McCoys at July 08, 2015 11:26 PM (Zu3d9)


Talking toyou? Hell, we're related. My Great Uncle Talbert was named after one of you.

Ironic, given that he was more Hatfield but his grandmother was a McCoy

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (j0kTB)

54 he's 0-2 because he's talking to girls... get your head in the game kid

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (0O7c5)

55 42 There is more action, quantity and quality, in Raising Arizona than in SW Phantom Menace.

Posted by: BourbonChicken
----------------------------
Cut. Jib. Newsletter...

Posted by: Chi at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (dWf2a)

56 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (Vm8WO)

Hey you! How's the new job?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (j0kTB)

57 13
I believe parts of northern AL seceded back to the Union.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor

Florence was always a Democrat stronghold but thats been fixed and North Alabama as a whole has been trending conservative for the last decade.

See: Mo Brooks as well as all the state representatives and senators who are almost all Republicans.

Why do you think that?
Likely as not people around here would tell the feds to go pound sand.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (4CRfK)

58 ..."Just me n' the cats!"
-Posted by: Jim at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (RzZOc)

Don't die there, 'Friskies'.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (OQ9R7)

59 Age of Wonders: A Company is Now Offering 'Earth Friendly' Tampons For Post-Op Transgender Women

Are "transgender women" men who are pretending to be women and have the appropriate parts cut off ... or are "transgender women" women who are pretending to be men who have glued PVC penises on??

By normal English usage, a "transgender woman" should be a woman pretending to be a man, but in an age of retards, perverts, and spazzes running things who knows what anything actually means anymore?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 08, 2015 11:32 PM (MYSVz)

60 So, here in Colorado, there's an effort underway to legalize smoking reefer in restaurants and bars, where it's illegal to smoke tobacco. This does not surprise me. It would not surprise me if it passed. And it would not surprise me if smoking reefer inside suddenly became a basic civil right, thus forcing owners of restaurants and bars to tolerate pot-smoking on their property where they're forbidden to allow the smoking of tobacco.

My professional, expert opinion on this matter is: Eat a balls, hopheads; if I have to go outside to smoke, so do you.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 08, 2015 11:32 PM (wKc1L)

61 Two weeks here of blessed solitude, got the house to myself.



Just me n' the cats!







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (RzZOc)


You live to serve.

Posted by: Vendette at July 08, 2015 11:32 PM (TEpA2)

62 51 Your 9mm hollow points are no match for my 10mm hollow points. (Picked up a new toy today).

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (zauWW)

Show And Tell!

Or just tell.


Anybody know how far Sydney is? Got a hot date.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 08, 2015 11:33 PM (XAFOu)

63 10 TURD!
Posted by: eleven at July 08, 2015 11:20 PM (MDgS

Heidey hooooo!

Posted by: Mr. Hankey at July 08, 2015 11:33 PM (Vm8WO)

64 But has never had a second date with any of them. Given that she's 35 and the clocks a tickin' perhaps she should reconsider her selection and rejection criteria just a bit. Because a second date does not equal marriage and it'd be hard to do worse than 0 for 136 anyway.


3rd date then she needs to have intercourse with the guy. So skipping date 2, she's playing it safe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 08, 2015 11:33 PM (xJGO2)

65 "Yea, seriosly, ricardo, I think the Huntsville area in particular. "


What exactly? Been in N. Bama and thought it pretty okay?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:33 PM (Tolob)

66 54 he's 0-2 because he's talking to girls... get your head in the game kid

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at July 08, 2015 11:30 PM (0O7c5)



I would argue that his head is in 'the game'.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 08, 2015 11:34 PM (EzgxV)

67 Hornady .44 XTP's put the venison in the freezer.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 08, 2015 11:34 PM (AxDuC)

68 I'm out. Good night, all!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at July 08, 2015 11:34 PM (TEpA2)

69 And where pray tell, was the esteemed Mr Brooks when the House decided to move to legislate that private citizens may no longer decorate their ancestors' graves as they see fit?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (j0kTB)

70 Florence was always a Democrat stronghold but thats been fixed and North Alabama as a whole has been trending conservative for the last decade.

See: Mo Brooks as well as all the state representatives and senators who are almost all Republicans.

Why do you think that?
Likely as not people around here would tell the feds to go pound sand.
Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (4CRfK)

***

I do believe she was referring to the time that the something something states had a years long shootout that we relitigate much too often here.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (p7dd/)

71 One of my relatives told me that informally they were loading JHP in their rifles and pistols as the regular crap was not knocking down a hyped up jihadi that they didn't want getting close enough to them to go boom.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (4CRfK)

72 Your 9mm hollow points are no match for my 10mm hollow points. (Picked up a new toy today).

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget


MMMM, begun the caliber wars have...

Posted by: weft cut-yoda at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (VY8H5)

73 G'Night, Vendette!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (OQ9R7)

74 "A military lawyer who made a presentation during the Industry Day noted
that the United States is not a signatory to the Hague Conventions which
outlawed the use of 'dum-dum' and expanding bullets more than a century
ago."

"Moderation in war is imbecility."

-- Sir Jacky Fisher

Posted by: torquewrench at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (noWW6)

75 55 42 There is more action, quantity and quality, in Raising Arizona than in SW Phantom Menace.

Posted by: BourbonChicken
----------------------------
Cut. Jib. Newsletter...

Posted by: Chi at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (dWf2a)




Yo, Chi -- did you notice anything odd about the story on Insty where he commented, 'WELL, THAT SEEMS FAIR"?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

76
You don't have to be deprived of the beautiful and womanly occurrence of menstruation merely because you were born without a uterus.

"Beautiful and womanly occurrence"? If that's so, what's all the bitching about every month?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (95CzI)

77 "Your 9mm hollow points are no match for my 10mm hollow points. (Picked up a new toy today)."



You make that trip to the gun store in Weatherford, Sponge?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (Tolob)

78 'Night Vendette.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (XAFOu)

79 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:33 PM (Tolob)

Well, good lord, that was 150 years ago; I suspect they have went Conservative in the 1980s like the rest of the South did.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:36 PM (j0kTB)

80 EAA basic steel model. Picked this one because 1 - double stack magazine and 2 - not a Glock.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:36 PM (zauWW)

81 31 17 Speaking of which in our modern gender fluid feminist modern world why as a guy am I expected to pay for the first date any way?
Posted by: 18-1 at July 08, 2015 11:21 PM (5LOno)
Reparations.
Posted by: Maetenloch at July 08, 2015 11:24 PM (pAlYe)

Wrong! It's cause you hope to get laid.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (Vm8WO)

82 Good evening, Horde!

Two weeks here of blessed solitude, got the house to myself.

Just me n' the cats!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim
****

Never run around nude when cats are near.
They like to attack dangling things.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (F0Cog)

83 Is it true the house passed legislation that would ban private groups from placing or displaying confederate flags on graves at confederate cemeteries?

That can't be true?

Posted by: Kreplach at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (WVvzl)

84 'night, Vendette!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (j0kTB)

85 "Friskies" *HA!*

My only hope is that they'll be too lazy to eat me. Scamp, the male of the pair, would have to put in some hard effort to work his way up the scale to merely "lazy".

And his sister Bonnie, at only six pounds? Well, she'd not eat much. Small bites. I might last a while, anyway.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (RzZOc)

86 EAA basic steel model. Picked this one because 1 - double stack magazine and 2 - not a Glock.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:36 PM (zauWW)


I love my Witness!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (MYSVz)

87

Politico reporting Huma will have a bedroom on the second floor of the White House and function just as Lorena Hickok did for Eleanor Roosevelt


Interesting


Since Lorena Hickok was her lover

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (zOTsN)

88 We're losing the Romulan army? Is this because Spock died?

Posted by: Daybrother at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (TVuh1)

89 "One of my relatives told me that informally they were loading JHP in their rifles and pistols"

Rifles and pistols of adequate caliber aren't much bothered by inferior ammunition designs.

Gosh, I better put hollowpoints in the .308.

Oh, wait.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (noWW6)

90 70
<snips>


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I do believe she was referring to the time that the something
something states had a years long shootout that we relitigate much too
often here.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise

Nah, Yankee's weren't much liked around here even back then.
Cullman area had told everyone to fuck off and I'm pretty sure there weren't many union supporters at all after Sherman rolled by.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (4CRfK)

91 Evening Ricardo. Yes the traffic in Weatherford still drives me nuts. I need to move farther West.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (zauWW)

92
Jack Neely: Was The South Ever Confederate Anyway?




Pretty idiotic article. "Was Nazi German Ever Nazi Anyway?" is a pretty obvious rejoinder. About the same numbers for true believers too.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (kdS6q)

93 27 "I believe parts of northern AL seceded back to the Union."


Really? What do you mean?

Winston County threatened to secede from Alabama, especially if the state tried to impose a draft. Most of the military aged men did hide from the draft. A Union regiment (First Alabama Cavalry) is supposed to have been recruited entirely from Winston County. There used to be an annual performance of a play about the "Free State of Winston" during the summers years ago. Haven't heard of it recently, though.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (brIR5)

94 Will Huma live apart from her little boy for four years?

Who are these people?

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (zOTsN)

95 This Tuckin' Yer Tits In Yer Pants wheat beer is a real flop. I'll have to see what else is in the fridge.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 08, 2015 11:23 PM (kivUY)

Should be some Schlitz in there for you.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (NaeCR)

96 That's why I love "The Guy Who Always Thinks It Is Beginning".

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife ...

Posted by: The Other Guy at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (+2//H)

97 I'm surprised they haven't switched over to paint ball guns.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (W5DcG)

98 You don't have to be deprived of the beautiful and womanly occurrence of menstruation merely because you were born without a uterus.

"Beautiful and womanly occurrence"? If that's so, what's all the bitching about every month?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (95CzI)

***
That first part sounds like a Godfrey Elwick tweet.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (mG3Qj)

99 Texas only sent 2,000 troops to the CSA. South Texas and the Hill Country were pretty staunch Unionists. Only one of my Texas ancestors was a veteran of the Civil War and my understanding is that he only served a short while and never actually fought.

On the other hand, 3 cousins became Civil War Generals: Granbury (originally from Mississippi), and Ben and Henry McCulloch (originally from East Tennessee). Go figure.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (0RdKg)

100 That can't be true?
Posted by: Kreplach at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (WVvzl)


I keep thinking it can't be true. This kind of thinking on my part has been happening since January, 2008.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (j0kTB)

101 "Well, good lord, that was 150 years ago; "


Nah, it was only like ten years ago I was there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (Tolob)

102 Yes, Kreplach. See the sock link.

I wonder how long until they start digging up the graves and 'relocating' them?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (kivUY)

103 77 "Your 9mm hollow points are no match for my 10mm hollow points. (Picked up a new toy today)."

My 11.43mm hollow points beg to differ.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 08, 2015 11:40 PM (pAlYe)

104 "Elfwick", damnit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:40 PM (mG3Qj)

105 "Wrong! It's cause you hope to get laid."
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:37 PM (Vm8WO)

While true, what individual with testosterone that is considered "par" would ask a lady if she "could get this"-?

I suspect grifters and "playas" to be amongst the only suspects.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:40 PM (OQ9R7)

106 60 - PW, please tell me you're joking. BTW, you going to make the COMOME Saturday?

Posted by: Old Blue at July 08, 2015 11:40 PM (9iR5/)

107 89
"One of my relatives told me that informally they were loading JHP in their rifles and pistols"

Rifles and pistols of adequate caliber aren't much bothered by inferior ammunition designs.

Gosh, I better put hollowpoints in the .308.

Oh, wait.



Posted by: torquewrench

First hand user of said 'adequate' ammunition said otherwise.
He was a Marine sniper so I figure his observations trump the one you expressed.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:41 PM (4CRfK)

108 Communists. They love the part about "to each according to need." It's not so marvelous when it comes to contributing to the fullest extent of one's ability. Can you imagine if we started enforcing that part of it? Sure. I'll provide for your needs, but in exchange you, your wife and children will all be my bitches. If taken seriously, it's pretty much a formulation for slavery.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:41 PM (ovEqs)

109 87

Politico reporting Huma will have a bedroom on the second floor of the White House and function just as Lorena Hickok did for Eleanor Roosevelt


Interesting


Since Lorena Hickok was her lover
Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:38 PM (zOTsN)


------


Lorena Hickok never had to try to keep Al Gore from meeting Eleanor.

Posted by: Dave S. at July 08, 2015 11:41 PM (mhkbv)

110 56 Hey you! How's the new job?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:31 PM (j0kTB)

Haven't started yet. Went shopping with Gushie's sister yesterday. She found some fabulous shit. So jealous! I ended up with a couple tops from H&M. Need stuff tin tide me over until I drop 15 & the employee discount kicks in.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:42 PM (Vm8WO)

111 Russia has designed a straight pride flag to counter the ubiquitous roygbiv gay pride flag.

http://tinyurl.com/pxz3qeb

Posted by: V the K at July 08, 2015 11:42 PM (c/Ipt)

112 Evening morons, how fares the horde?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at July 08, 2015 11:42 PM (Gosad)

113 Northern Central Mississippi.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 08, 2015 11:42 PM (Z9g7j)

114 Maybe those 136 guys were distracted by the audible ticking of her biological clock...?


They could probably save themselves some time by simply sending her sperm samples and their wallets because I'm pretty sure she's no longer into fun and games.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 08, 2015 11:43 PM (AC0lD)

115 I keep thinking it can't be true. This kind of thinking on my part has been happening since January, 2008.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (j0kTB)

***

I'm more in the September 2007 camp myself.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:43 PM (mG3Qj)

116 #76: Yeah, I'm gonna have to beg to differ. Being born without a uterus or even a vagina means you do indeed have to be deprived of the occurrence of menstruation, because you do not have the frickin' equipment required to menstruate.

All you're doing buying into this bullshit as a post-op tranny is buying into the ritual of paying real money for fake tampons to put in your fake vagina to soak up pretend blood, and they'll still be white as the driven snow when you pull them out and throw them away, unless they have fake blood capsules concealed in them or something.

But I guess you'll still get to have fake cramps and fake mood swings while you're at it, so you'll have that going for you, at least.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (wKc1L)

117 Yo, Chi -- did you notice anything odd about the story on Insty where he commented, 'WELL, THAT SEEMS FAIR"?

Posted by: cthulhu
------------------------------
Didn't read it until now. Never would've seen it either, if you hadn't pointde it out.

What was with your "wtf" comment? Everything cool?

Posted by: Chi at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (dWf2a)

118 >>>I'm surprised they haven't switched over to paint ball guns.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (W5DcG)<<<

Still a gun. And remember, no one is defeated with guns.

We'll have to switch to hollow talking-points to win.

Posted by: SCOAMF at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (2BoMD)

119 "I wonder if Chelsea's husband looks at Hillary and thinks," I hope I'm dead by the time Chelsea looks like that."

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale"

The bad part for him is, she's much worse looking at this age than Cankles was back in the day. Imagine what she'll look like later on.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (Wo9OY)

120 44
Yea, seriosly, ricardo, I think the Huntsville area in particular.





It caused quite a rift in a certain branch of my family, and still gets brought up when tensions rise.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor

Yeah, Democrats pretty much ran HSV till people got tired of their BS tax increases and crony capitalism and tossed them in the ditch. Took getting an influx of rocket technology to do it though.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (4CRfK)

121 our modern gender fluid feminist modern world why as a guy am I expected to pay for the first date any way?
Posted by: 18-1 at July 08, 2015

You a dude with balls? Payback is a bitch.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (xJGO2)

122 So some judge from the 9th Circuit finally got something right. The 9th is routinely bench spanked by the SC with 9-0 rulings against their nitwitish musings.

Stopped clock syndrome, I suppose.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (fd4wH)

123 I can remember when MTV used to play music videos.

What does the M stand for today?

Posted by: rickl at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (sdi6R)

124 " Texas only sent 2,000 troops to the CSA. "


This is interesting. DOTC come out and decorate graves with CFBs each Spring.

The fact that parts of the Confederacy did not abide is not surprising. Texas barely went.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (Tolob)

125 Could well have been Winston county. The family members in question are from around Lynn and Haylesville (sp?), but for some reason, I thought it was further north.

And I am here to tell you, when that branch got to arguing with the Sand Mountain Snake Handling branch, things got...interesting.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (j0kTB)

126 Wonder if those crap MilSpec Beretta mags will feed JHP reliably.

They suck with ball.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 08, 2015 11:46 PM (Kucy5)

127 Ironic, given that he was more Hatfield but his grandmother was a McCoy
Posted by: Tammy
-------------

As I have mentioned before, there is a Hatfield that frequents the lunch counter where I eat from time-to-time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 08, 2015 11:46 PM (9mTYi)

128 The bad part for him is, she's much worse looking at this age than Cankles was back in the day. Imagine what she'll look like later on.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert

Like Webb Hubble in drag?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at July 08, 2015 11:47 PM (tgnRB)

129 114 Maybe those 136 guys were distracted by the audible ticking of her biological clock...?


They could probably save themselves some time by simply sending her sperm samples and their wallets because I'm pretty sure she's no longer into fun and games.


Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 08, 2015 11:43 PM (AC0lD)


Nah... its simple... she does not actually look like her pictures...

So the GUYS are not asking her out again...

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 08, 2015 11:47 PM (qh617)

130 "I can remember when MTV used to play music videos.
What does the M stand for today?
"
-Posted by: rickl at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (sdi6R)

I'll take "Mutant" for 1,000, Alex.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:47 PM (OQ9R7)

131 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:42 PM (Vm8WO)

Oh, that had to be fun!!!!

When does it start?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:47 PM (j0kTB)

132 One of my relatives told me that informally they were loading JHP in their rifles and pistols as the regular crap was not knocking down a hyped up jihadi that they didn't want getting close enough to them to go boom.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:35 PM (4CRfK)



We, um, came into possession of a quantity of JHP when I was downrange. The source? Dutch troops.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (nL0sw)

133 Politico reporting Huma will have a bedroom on the second floor of the
White House and function just as Lorena Hickok did for Eleanor Roosevelt


I guess if the white house thing doesn't work out, Hillary and Huma could always open a dog grooming business.

Posted by: V the K at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (c/Ipt)

134 The article about the change in American accents interested me. I remember going to see a movie about the writer Dorothy Parker a long time ago and the actress who played her spoke in what I thought was a weird affected semi-Brit accent. (Parker was born in NJ in the late 19th century and lived most of her life in NYC.) I read a review of the movie and the reviewer said Parker really did talk like that.

I found it rather annoying, but not nearly as obnoxious as the "valley girl" accent I've heard young women from all over the country use - raising their voices so every sentence sounds like a question. I understand the term for that is "vocal fry."

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (+XMAD)

135 103
77 "Your 9mm hollow points are no match for my 10mm hollow points. (Picked up a new toy today)."

My 11.43mm hollow points beg to differ.


Posted by: Maetenloch

Pish, you poodle shooting gimps need to man up and go .44.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (4CRfK)

136 Imagine what she'll look like later on.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-----------------

Webb Hubble?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (9mTYi)

137 husband looks at Hillary and thinks," I hope I'm dead by the time Chelsea looks like that."


At least Hillary was a ruined byproduct of rich republicans. Chelsea, Cankles & Webb Hubbell should've worn protection

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (xJGO2)

138 Since the XY morons divulged the inner sanctum of the Spank Bank a few nights ago, I have a question of the XXers. Are women persistently aware of their own breasts? Or are they pretty much a constant you don't think about much?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (ovEqs)

139 Wonder if those crap MilSpec Beretta mags will feed JHP reliably.

They suck with ball.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 08, 2015 11:46 PM (Kucy5)



Mine loves Speer Gold Dots.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 08, 2015 11:49 PM (nL0sw)

140 For the record, it was the Pi

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:49 PM (ovEqs)

141 #106: No, it's true. Pot enthusiasts are indeed trying to get a referendum to allow toking indoors in public on the ballot for this year, in a state where smoking tobacco indoors is illegal unless it's in a house you personally own, under a blanket with the lights off.

I do plan to be at the upcoming meet-up, so we've got that going for us, at least. I'm looking forward to it!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 08, 2015 11:49 PM (wKc1L)

142 As I have mentioned before, there is a Hatfield that frequents the lunch counter where I eat from time-to-time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 08, 2015 11:46 PM (9mTYi)


The next time you see him, tell him his cousin says hey!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:49 PM (j0kTB)

143 "I guess if the white house thing doesn't work out, Hillary and Huma could always open a dog kitty grooming business."
-Posted by: V the K at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (c/Ipt)

I've repaired that in my own special fashion.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:49 PM (OQ9R7)

144 Are women persistently aware of their own breasts?

Dammit I was about to shut down for the night, now I have to stay and see where this goes.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:50 PM (zauWW)

145 "Some day there will come the day when people understand what Obama has done.

Posted by: Cassie Frankless

yeah, but they probably won't speak English.


Posted by: weft cut-loop"Probably be speaking some outer space language, as they are digging up the remains of our civilization.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 08, 2015 11:50 PM (Wo9OY)

146 Not much thought is given in the day to day, unless they hurt

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:50 PM (zOTsN)

147 Many years ago, a priest friend warned me that Sand Mountain was not a place I wanted to be.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 08, 2015 11:51 PM (brIR5)

148
Allen Weinstein (September 1, 1937 - June 18, 2015) was an American historian, educator, and federal official who served in several different offices. He served as the Archivist of the United States from February 16, 2005 until his resignation on December 19, 2008.

RIP, Prof Weinstein!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 08, 2015 11:51 PM (iQIUe)

149 I remember finding Shelby Foote's Southern accent quite charming when I watched "The Civil War" on PBS in the early '90's. (Not all Southern accents are charming.) A friend from NC said Foote's accent was the real old school upper crust Southern accent and told me it was dying out.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 08, 2015 11:51 PM (+XMAD)

150 122 So some judge from the 9th Circuit finally got something right. The 9th is routinely bench spanked by the SC with 9-0 rulings against their nitwitish musings.
Stopped clock syndrome, I suppose.
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (fd4wH)


The 9th circuit might be a liberal pit but Kozinski is one of the few federal judges who could be considered a libertarian.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 08, 2015 11:51 PM (pAlYe)

151 131 Oh, that had to be fun!!!! When does it start?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:47 PM (j0kTB)

It was! Would have been more fun if the sparkly platform pumps with 5" heels she picked out for me had been a half size larger and fit. Grrrrrr, they were awesome!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (Vm8WO)

152 "I found it rather annoying, but not nearly as obnoxious as the 'valley
girl' accent I've heard young women from all over the country use -
raising their voices so every sentence sounds like a question."

All of NPR's female college interns.

By the way, any tips on buying replacement car radio units? Mine is badly damaged.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (noWW6)

153 "Yes the traffic in Weatherford still drives me nuts. I need to move farther West."

You going to the one on 20? Across from the Home Depot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (Tolob)

154 116
Well, PW,
According to a story from zombie, the man-made hoohahs are constantly dripping from their eternal infections, and are known to be quite stinky.
maybe that has something to do with the manpons?

Posted by: Chi at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (4gBHm)

155 The next time you see him, tell him his cousin says hey!
Posted by: Tammy
------

Tis a 'her', and I shall.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (9mTYi)

156 Not much thought is given in the day to day, unless they hurt
Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:50 PM (zOTsN)

***

That's what I would have guessed. Pretty much like balls in that regard.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (mG3Qj)

157 I wonder how those folks in Delaware, Missouri, Maryland, Kentucky and the District of Columbia feel about being slave states at the start of War of Northern Aggression? Some were even slave states at the end of the war.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (9iR5/)

158 Or are they pretty much a constant you don't think about much?
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (ovEqs)


I notice when they get in the way of doing something, and when they're sore before my period.

Otherwise, no, they're just there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (j0kTB)

159 117 Yo, Chi -- did you notice anything odd about the story on Insty where he commented, 'WELL, THAT SEEMS FAIR"?

Posted by: cthulhu
------------------------------
Didn't read it until now. Never would've seen it either, if you hadn't pointde it out.

What was with your "wtf" comment? Everything cool?

Posted by: Chi at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (dWf2a)



Yeah, everything's cool. Note who got first post.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 08, 2015 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

160 Just going through my bills and found a 1999 series $20 bill. That'll be worth something some day.

Heh.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 08, 2015 11:53 PM (EHU9F)

161 Ipad just crapped out on me. As I was trying to say, it was the Lynn Russell story and pics that got me wondering.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:53 PM (odH71)

162 I can remember when MTV used to play music videos.

What does the M stand for today?

Posted by: rickl


Merde.

Posted by: weft cut-yoda at July 08, 2015 11:53 PM (VY8H5)

163 Texas only sent 2,000 troops to the CSA.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (0RdKg)




I'm not buying that at all.

http://tinyurl.com/ohtxj9v

Posted by: Country Singer at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (nL0sw)

164 if you go to some parts of Ireland you can understand where the southern accent comes from.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (zOTsN)

165 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (9mTYi)

Not quite as sure a thing as a male, but maybe it's her maiden name.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (j0kTB)

166 60 So, here in Colorado, there's an effort underway to legalize smoking reefer in restaurants and bars, where it's illegal to smoke tobacco. This does not surprise me. It would not surprise me if it passed. And it would not surprise me if smoking reefer inside suddenly became a basic civil right, thus forcing owners of restaurants and bars to tolerate pot-smoking on their property where they're forbidden to allow the smoking of tobacco.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 08, 2015 11:32 PM (wKc1L)



Exactly as zombie described here the other day. It's the 60s counterculture and their cultural descendants stickin' it to the Man.

Posted by: rickl at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (sdi6R)

167
No such thing as transgender.

You are born either male or female and will expire as one or the other.

Whatever is sliced off or sown on in the interim is simply surgical mutilation.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (jeCnD)

168 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (UVfht)

169 39 I wonder if Chelsea's husband looks at Hillary and thinks," I hope I'm dead by the time Chelsea looks like that."
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 08, 2015 11:26 PM (F0Cog)
---------------------
Just my opinion but I think Hillary looks far better for her age than Chelsea does for hers. More to the point, Hillary was much better-looking when she was young.

(Okay, okay. I'm over-looking the angry scowl, the granny glasses, and the cankles. But still, she was quite pretty when she cleaned up.)

Now, I wouldn't call Chelsea ugly by any means but......well,...I don't think Presley Smith (0-2) would talk to her.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 08, 2015 11:55 PM (cN9Sk)

170 Never run around nude when cats are near.
They like to attack dangling things.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale

Same can be said for an exuberant puppy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 08, 2015 11:55 PM (xJGO2)

171 (+4uXG) never came back, but I'll agree. I've watched "Raising Arizona" far more than "Phantom Menace."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 08, 2015 11:55 PM (EHU9F)

172 .45acp hollow points may not kill you but they will damn sure make you sit down and give this thing another think.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 08, 2015 11:55 PM (JgC5a)

173 You going to the one on 20? Across from the Home Depot.

Gibson's for the win. As far as that Lone Star place goes, what do they say about not saying anything if you can't say something nice? I got no comment about Lone Star.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 08, 2015 11:55 PM (zauWW)

174 very nice ONT

Posted by: moron #73 at July 08, 2015 11:55 PM (pVnz5)

175 If you are premenstrual or pregnant they are quite sore and tender

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (zOTsN)

176 Texas was very torn during the Civil War, the region largely settled by German immigrants opposed slavery and the Confederacy. Sam Houston his own self hated it. Still, there are Confederate flags on the graves of people's ancestors who fought for the Confederacy, in my country, right alongside American flags of family members... and although I am not one of them I would take a stick to anyone I caught tearing them down. You start messing with people's dead and you are poking a hornet's nest.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (Kucy5)

177 #154: Oh, well, that would make some sense if the phoney lady-parts are always oozing pus.

And then they would need a special tampon just for them, because a tampon made for blood would not absorb pus very well.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (wKc1L)

178 Are women persistently aware of their own breasts?

Not unlike the boys,

I figure they know they are in one of few places, hanging down at the waist like fried eggs on a nail, under the armpits, or pushed up in the face like a latino going to confession.

Granted the boys have fewer options...

Close?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (NaeCR)

179 So then are you aware of the power that breasts have over men, or is it kind of a mystery as to the attraction?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (odH71)

180 "11.43"


.45 ACP. For the uneducated

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (Tolob)

181 162 I can remember when MTV used to play music videos.

What does the M stand for today?

Posted by: rickl

Merde.

Mulch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (xJGO2)

182 country = county. I may have to read the instructions on my heart meds a little more carefully.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (Kucy5)

183 150 122 So some judge from the 9th Circuit finally got something right. The 9th is routinely bench spanked by the SC with 9-0 rulings against their nitwitish musings.
Stopped clock syndrome, I suppose.
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 08, 2015 11:45 PM (fd4wH)

The 9th circuit might be a liberal pit but Kozinski is one of the few federal judges who could be considered a libertarian.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 08, 2015 11:51 PM (pAlYe)



Back when I could believe in a happier future, I used to think of Kozinski and JRB on SCOTUS.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (EzgxV)

184 if you go to some parts of Ireland you can understand where the southern accent comes from.
Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (zOTsN)


I would say Scotland and Ireland are where the hillbilly/Appalachian twang comes from.

I imagine the actual slow talking drawl from the Deep South/Delta/Tidewater as coming from a higher class of English settlers dealing with the heat and humidity.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (j0kTB)

185 138 Are women persistently aware of their own breasts? Or are they pretty much a constant you don't think about much?
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (o

Nope, they're pretty much just there unless the underwire bra is trying to carve its way through the rib cage or the running bra's straps loosened in the wash.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (Vm8WO)

186 TX sent 2,000 troops to the Union army.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (AxDuC)

187 By the way, any tips on buying replacement car radio units? Mine is badly damaged.



Posted by: torquewrench at July 08, 2015 11:52 PM (noWW6)

Eight Track, it's coming back.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (NaeCR)

188 Asheville Robert - You may recall Front page AC-T article last week about food prices. It contained this sentence

"Eggs in particular have lately been bedeviling consumers. Avian flu has decimated almost 10 percent of the country's population of laying hens.."

Well..., I could not help myself, so fired off a note to the writer:

Well, quite possibly egg prices have bedeviled consumers, I rather doubt that the eggs themselves have. Perhaps it is an intended pun that simply falls flat. At any rate, "Avian flu has decimated almost 10 percent...". So, 1%, right?

Moreover, does this mean that the population of non-laying hens have survived without disease?

Great Heavens! Are there no editors remaining at the AC-T? I fully expect the opinion page to reflect an absence of rational thought, but surely there must be some competent, if graying, copy editor extant at the paper.

Yours Truly,


Never got a reply. Geeze, I enjoy bashing those people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 08, 2015 11:58 PM (9mTYi)

189 "So then are you aware of the power that breasts have over men, or is it kind of a mystery as to the attraction?"
-Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (odH71)

They are acutely aware.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 08, 2015 11:58 PM (OQ9R7)

190 "I remember finding Shelby Foote's Southern accent
quite charming when I watched "The Civil War" on PBS in the early '90's.
(Not all Southern accents are charming.) A friend from NC said
Foote's accent was the real old school upper crust Southern accent and
told me it was dying out.

Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands)"

My wife was riding in the car with me and I stopped to talk to a traffic control officer at the fireworks we went to watch. He was giving me directions on where to park. After we pulled away, she remarked that she couldn't understand a word he said. I replied that he did have quite a Southern accent, but as I have lived here most of my life, it wasn't any problem for me.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 08, 2015 11:58 PM (Wo9OY)

191 149 I remember finding Shelby Foote's Southern accent quite charming when I watched "The Civil War" on PBS in the early '90's. (Not all Southern accents are charming.) A friend from NC said Foote's accent was the real old school upper crust Southern accent and told me it was dying out.
Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 08, 2015 11:51 PM (+XMAD)

=========

I remember him talking about getting up early and writing on long legal pads in long hand.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 08, 2015 11:58 PM (iQIUe)

192 We know. You men are pretty transparent

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:59 PM (zOTsN)

193 Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:56 PM (odH71)

I do not get it at all. And am terribly embarrassed when they get stared at.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:59 PM (j0kTB)

194 Whatever is sliced off or sown on in the interim is simply surgical mutilation.


Posted by: irongrampa at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (jeCnD)

Hey Bud,
It's a lifestyle choice, or they were born that way...... sometimes it's hard to keep track.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 09, 2015 12:00 AM (NaeCR)

195 By the way, any tips on buying replacement car radio units? Mine is badly damaged.
-----------

I am now looking for a two-shaft radio/CD player/Aux combination for my truck. NO luck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

196 The Texans played a prominent role on the 2nd day of the battle of Gettysburg.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 09, 2015 12:00 AM (JgC5a)

197 I do not get it at all. And am terribly embarrassed when they get stared at.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:59 PM (j0kTB)


If you're embarrassed then you do get it

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 09, 2015 12:01 AM (MYSVz)

198
Kosinski is Kennedy's protege and he is also considered a libertarian. Kosinski painted with a broad brush which is unfair.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 09, 2015 12:01 AM (iQIUe)

199 OK, kids. Time to put it to bed. See you all later.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 09, 2015 12:01 AM (9iR5/)

200 "Asheville Robert - You may recall Front page AC-T article last week about food prices. - posted by Mike Hammer"

Yeah, I saw the headline. I muttered "No shit Sherlock" as I skimmed by.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 09, 2015 12:01 AM (Wo9OY)

201 I imagine the actual slow talking drawl from the Deep South/Delta/Tidewater as coming from a higher class of English settlers dealing with the heat and humidity.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (j0kTB)

***

I believe I saw the same show. It is how the accent was turned one that denoted nobility to one that was reserved for rubes and used with scorn.

Even then, they understood the use of the narrative.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:02 AM (QNcbF)

202 If you're embarrassed then you do get it
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 09, 2015 12:01 AM (MYSVz)

True! I guess what I meant was I don't get what the fuss is about!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:02 AM (j0kTB)

203 Are women persistently aware of their own breasts? Or are they pretty much a constant you don't think about much?
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (ovEqs)

Actually today, I was thinking about them because I wore a top to work which kept sliding down slightly to show cleavage and I don't think that's appropriate at work, so I kept glancing down and pulling my top up.

If you're busty you think about them more than you would like to - they get in the way. It's harder to develop a golf swing, for instance. Not to mention running, going up stairs.

And underwire bras are a pain (I remember discussing this with the 'ettes on the ONT) If the wire comes out and stabs you in the boob, ouch!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 12:02 AM (+XMAD)

204 Damm. Midnight already.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 09, 2015 12:02 AM (Wo9OY)

205 @176

Great post. Texas was not a "slave state" like the South. It was permitted but not very practiced. Sam Houston decried seceding and I'd side with him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 09, 2015 12:02 AM (Tolob)

206
Texas only sent 2,000 troops to the CSA.
Posted by: Michael the Hobbit



Cite. Because:

Over 70,000 Texans served in the Confederate army and Texas regiments fought in every major battle throughout the war.

Wiki

Out of an adult male white population of 100k and change.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 09, 2015 12:03 AM (kdS6q)

207 There is a special I've seen a couple of times on the wings channel about the restoration of a mark 1 Spitfire. The host of the show has some kind of accent, possibly Welsh, and he is completely incomprehensible.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 09, 2015 12:03 AM (zauWW)

208 G'Night, Old Blue.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)

209 "The following day, convention president Oran Roberts introduced a resolution suggesting Texas leave the Union. The ordinance was read on the floor the next day, citing the failures of the federal government to protect the lives and property of Texas citizens and accusing the Northern states of using the same as a weapon to "strike down the interests and prosperity"[2] of the Southern people."

Failure to protect me.

Nothing new under the sun.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid sees illegal alien criminals at July 09, 2015 12:03 AM (AxDuC)

210 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:02 AM (QNcbF)

I don't know what show you mean, I have just always heard that drawl as a very long, drawn out English accent, which seemed to me to be how they'd talk in the heat they found here.

The English part to me is mainly the whole lack of Rs.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:04 AM (j0kTB)

211 Then it must be pretty strange that something you give little thought is given much thought by the opposite sex. Pretty much the same way I feel about my wallet.

I keed.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:04 AM (odH71)

212 195 By the way, any tips on buying replacement car radio units? Mine is badly damaged.
-----------

I am now looking for a two-shaft radio/CD player/Aux combination for my truck. NO luck.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09

I'm looking for a new wife or a car that can take care of her. Zilch so far

The old saying tits, tires or motors

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:04 AM (xJGO2)

213 Hello all!

PW, it would not surprise me at all. Cigarettes bad, pot good. Therefore? Liberal logic and all.

Going to be there Saturday?

For the rest of you..........Colorado Morondevous Saturday July 11th

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:05 AM (neool)

214 So then are you aware of the power that breasts have over men, or is it kind of a mystery as to the attraction?

Seriously? Yeah, we know they're mesmerizing.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:05 AM (Vm8WO)

215 "There is a special I've seen a couple of times on
the wings channel about the restoration of a mark 1 Spitfire. The host
of the show has some kind of accent, possibly Welsh, and he is
completely incomprehensible.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget"

I had a roommate in college that was from Jamaica. It took me months before I could understand half of what he said.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 09, 2015 12:05 AM (Wo9OY)

216 Will Huma live apart from her little boy for four years?

Who are these people?

Posted by: ThunderB at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (zOTsN)


She'll board him out with Harry Reid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2015 12:05 AM (S+A/T)

217 Time for the old folk. Got a real case of the yawns tonight.

Too much fishing with my grandkids, I guess.


Again, y'all are Americans, so the head is HIGH. Remember that.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 09, 2015 12:05 AM (jeCnD)

218 I do not get it at all. And am terribly embarrassed when they get stared at.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:59 PM (j0kTB)

Try it this way - they think you are royalty and dare not look directly into your eyes.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 09, 2015 12:06 AM (NaeCR)

219 No such thing as transgender.

I'm a real boy!

Posted by: Pinocchio at July 09, 2015 12:06 AM (W5DcG)

220 I'm out for the night, y'all. Long day on the schedule for tomorrow. Y'all take care.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 09, 2015 12:06 AM (nL0sw)

221 88 We're losing the Romulan army? Is this because Spock died?

----------------

Starfleet must've really sucked as a defense force if a 40,000 strong Romulan Army could threaten it. Romulus: "We're going to deny you gay marriage, Federation. Suck on it!"

But then again, Starfleet/Federation was the only entity that ever made me root for genocide. Effing Cardassians - why didn't they just wipe out the Bajorans?

Posted by: Sasquatch, the trans-Wookie Original at July 09, 2015 12:06 AM (4HMGk)

222 Goodnight iron grampa!

Posted by: ThunderB at July 09, 2015 12:07 AM (zOTsN)

223 207 There is a special I've seen a couple of times on the wings channel about the restoration of a mark 1 Spitfire. The host of the show has some kind of accent, possibly Welsh, and he is completely incomprehensible.
Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 09

Closed caption is your friend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:07 AM (xJGO2)

224
Texas was not a "slave state" like the South. It was permitted but not very practiced.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill



Cite, because:

The census of 1860 enumerated 182,566 bondsmen, 30.2 percent of the total population. Slaves were increasing faster than the population as a whole.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/yps01

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 09, 2015 12:07 AM (kdS6q)

225 G'Night, I.G.!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (OQ9R7)

226 119 "I wonder if Chelsea's husband looks at Hillary and thinks," I hope I'm dead by the time Chelsea looks like that."
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale"
The bad part for him is, she's much worse looking at this age than Cankles was back in the day. Imagine what she'll look like later on.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 08, 2015 11:44 PM (Wo9OY)


Maybe she'll get a chin implant. And something done about the Bill Clinton nose.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (NjBm8)

227 "First hand user of said 'adequate' ammunition said otherwise. He was a Marine sniper so I figure his observations trump the one you expressed."

If memory serves, Jack Coughlin, who is a relatively recently retired Marine sniper, said some stuff about how USMC units in the sandbox found themselves where snipers in units nearby had upgraded to .338 Lap or higher.

But Quantico had not approved any changes to the USMC issue weapons, so the Marine snipers, while highly competitive in technical shooting skill, had difficulty with their smaller-caliber rifles.

Let me see if I can find the quotes on that.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (noWW6)

228 Re: Women's boobs and the noticing thereof -

Once a gal hits menopause, those puppies deflate like a car's air bag after a wreck; the only thing we notice once that happens is that we have to hoist 'em out of the way when we button our waistbands.

(You're welcome)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (N22aV)

229 I just buy mens Tshirts and crew necks in womens. Almost impossible not to show some kind of cleavage in any other cut. If nothing else if you have to bend down to get something off the floor everyone gets a peak.

And a lot of men think you do it on purpose.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (j0kTB)

230 Australian Belinda Stuckey 136 first dates and no second dates. Must be a winner there, she can't get a second date. Beauty might only be skin deep in that one.

Posted by: OTB at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (ShdUd)

231 So, why am I not surprised that a Clinton would bet on the Greeks doing well economically...

Posted by: Sasquatch, the trans-Wookie Original at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (4HMGk)

232 That first part sounds like a Godfrey Elwick tweet.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (mG3Qj)


Good call. If you read the comments at the link, the original source is a satire site in the vein of the Onion. But it's getting harder and harder to do satire, because the Left keeps doubling down on stupid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (S+A/T)

233 #185: For really busty women, it's my understanding that a bra also really digs into the shoulders.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:09 AM (wKc1L)

234 "Well Tennessee - and especially East Tennessee - definitely had ambiguous and conflicted feelings about secession and the Confederacy but I wonder if this was as true for the other Southern states."


Most of the areas in the Appalachians didn't much care for the Confederacy.

They didn't care much for the Union either.

We are pretty much the "leave us the fuck alone" area.

Interesting tidbit. Roanoke, VA has the same number of Confederate memorials as MLK monuments, one of each.

I will have to say, we didn't see many Confederate flags around here in the past 10-25 years, but the last week we have seen a bunch of 3'x5' ones on the back of pickups all over.

I believe that the strongest feelings come from the places where the battles actually took place. The area from Richmond/Petersburg to Lynchburg to Danville is huge into it since a lot of major battles were fought in that area, and Appomatox is where it all ended.

Richmond's mayor (African American) is taking the right tone about the monuments in that they are part of history, and we need to remember history. He would also like to add some monuments to some prominent African Americans like they did when they added the Arthur Ashe one.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 09, 2015 12:09 AM (Z7G74)

235 I am now looking for a two-shaft radio/CD player/Aux combination for my truck. NO luck.

If it's old enough Custom Autosound might have something.

http://www.casmfg.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 09, 2015 12:10 AM (UVfht)

236 228 Re: Women's boobs and the noticing thereof -

Once a gal hits menopause, those puppies deflate like a car's air bag after a wreck; the only thing we notice once that happens is that we have to hoist 'em out of the way when we button our waistbands.

(You're welcome)
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (N22aV)

Same with my wallet.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:10 AM (odH71)

237 they think you are royalty and dare not look directly into your eyes.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 09, 2015 12:06 AM (NaeCR)


I could buy that if they were staring at the ground. That is never the case, however!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:10 AM (j0kTB)

238 I guess if the white house thing doesn't work out, Hillary and Huma could always open a dog grooming business.
Posted by: V the K at July 08, 2015 11:48 PM (c/Ipt)


Does that mean that Obama and Reggie will get a cat and open an antique shop?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 09, 2015 12:11 AM (NjBm8)

239 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (N22aV)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:11 AM (j0kTB)

240 I do not get it at all. And am terribly embarrassed when they get stared at.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:59 PM (j0kTB)

***

I find this comment to be quite surprising.

You seem to get that Boys will be boys. Where you apparently err is thinking that we mature and grow out of that. We don't.

We make more money and get to have better stuff as such as we age, but at base we are the same hyper sexed drooling idiots you remember from High School.

We hide these things better as we age. That is all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:11 AM (QNcbF)

241 @191...my father's Southern accent was just like his.

Oh, and the no Confederate flag idea over federal parks has some people really not happy. Which is exactly what Obarfy wants...to increase the divide. On the flip side, if you erase history no reparations and all that.

All "control" does is make me want what I never thought I'd want or wanted. I did not think about it until I was told "no."

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,aging Redneck Queen supermodel, has a Hobbit foot at July 09, 2015 12:11 AM (5br9Q)

242 #213: Yes, I will be there! Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the Colorado gang again (and some new faces for the first time)!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:12 AM (wKc1L)

243 Seriously? Yeah, we know they're mesmerizing.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09

Finally some honesty from the fairer sex

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:12 AM (xJGO2)

244 Country Singer: 45 regiments of cavalry? How many did the Confederacy have in all? For example, there were precisely 3 Texas units engaged at the Second Battle of Manassas (or Bull Run).

The total White population of Texas in 1860 was 421,000. Is Wiki suggesting a full sixth of the state marched off to war? Their own article only mentions a fraction of the number of units claimed by name. Also. the suggestion that the German population around Austin abandoned the state for Mexico is questionable given the preponderance of old German and Alsation families from Austin east, and the predominant influence they have in community and county politics.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 09, 2015 12:13 AM (Kucy5)

245 On the Road Again ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/618840106674352128

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/618840284428935168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/618840422505426944

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/618840550775607296

Posted by: kbdabear at July 09, 2015 12:13 AM (GrXXa)

246 @ 195, Mike Hammer.


Try this for your classic car audio fit.

http://tinyurl.com/nuatool



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 12:13 AM (RzZOc)

247 We hide these things better as we age. That is all.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free

Speak for yourself

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:14 AM (xJGO2)

248 240 I do not get it at all. And am terribly embarrassed when they get stared at.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:59 PM (j0kTB)

***


They are up front for a reason!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (AxDuC)

249 *waves at Horde*

One week of the current insanity to go, and then I switch insanity horses midstream.

I can't remember what the sun looks like, or what if feels like to be well rested, but other than that things here are peachy.

Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (cvUf2)

250 any predictions on what the next scandal will be?

we are getting about one each day or every other day

Posted by: moron #73 at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (pVnz5)

251 243 Seriously? Yeah, we know they're mesmerizing.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09

Thus your nic?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (odH71)

252 I will have to say, we didn't see many Confederate flags around here in the past 10-25 years, but the last week we have seen a bunch of 3'x5' ones on the back of pickups all over.

Same here.

I am about 50 miles from the headquarters for the KKK, and there are plenty of assholes around here, but in the two counties I drive through weekly, I had only seen one CBF. And it looks like it was put up by a kid, because it is very low on the porch post, about the height of a 10 year old boy. And it is faded and raggedy as hell, like it's been hanging there since the Dukes of Hazzard was in prime time.

This last week, there are shiny new ones flying every damn where and people are painting them on the sides of buildings! It's cracking me up.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:16 AM (j0kTB)

253 Actually, communism succeeded the first time in the Americas. It was the Incas. If you are interested, here's a link:

http://stillwoods.blogspot.com/2011/10/communism-of-incas.html

If you are really a History buff, then read the first volume of Prescott's "The Conquest of Peru." Since this was written many years before Marx, it's improbable that Marx did not use this in his theory of communism.

Posted by: begerbilder at July 09, 2015 12:16 AM (+jijM)

254 Japan down 1.5%, China up 1.3%, I'm out,

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 09, 2015 12:17 AM (zauWW)

255 #243: I was at the Colorado Renaissance Festival a few days ago, and I'm positive that all the females working there are well aware of the effects their deep cleavage has on the menfolk. And they like it.

I'm not complaining or anything, here, because I enjoyed looking just as much as they enjoyed being looked at. That's what I call gender equality!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:17 AM (wKc1L)

256 214 So then are you aware of the power that breasts have over men, or is it kind of a mystery as to the attraction?

Seriously? Yeah, we know they're mesmerizing.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:05 AM (Vm8WO)



To be fair, there is very little about females that isn't mesmerizing.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

257 "Cite, because:"


Ah, shit. Give me a day or so. The eastern quarter of the state had some. Anyway, no slaves in the family here or anywhere close.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 09, 2015 12:17 AM (Tolob)

258 I imagine the actual slow talking drawl from the Deep South/Delta/Tidewater as coming from a higher class of English settlers dealing with the heat and humidity.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 08, 2015 11:57 PM (j0kTB)

Yep. The fine book"Albion's Seed" goes into this. The Tidewater settlers were from the South of England, the landowners were in fact often the younger sons of nobility and the natives of Cornwall and Devon did have a drawl. The accent of the "hillbillies" came from the border regions of northern England, southern Scotland and northern Ireland.

British accents are still remarkably varied, considering the smallness of the UK compared to the USA. They were even more varied in the 17th and 18th centuries. A native of Cornwall and a native of East Anglia (where the Puritans who settled in Mass. Bay came from) would have had problems understanding each other - in more ways then one.

Our regional differences are, in a way, a continuation of much older cultural rifts in the UK. The Puritans, Quakers, Scots-Irish and Virginia aristos didn't much like or understand each other even then.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 12:18 AM (+XMAD)

259
I wonder how long until they start digging up the graves and 'relocating' them?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (kivUY)


The affected States should pass some stringent "grave desecration" laws with severe penalties for any person or entity that either decorates a grave with a flag not appropriate for the deceased, or who removes or causes to be removed any flags or decorations customarily and habitually used on said graves.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2015 12:18 AM (S+A/T)

260 "To be fair, there is very little about females that isn't mesmerizing."
-Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

I offer Sally Kohn as a counter-perspective.

*drops mic*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:18 AM (OQ9R7)

261 They are up front for a reason!
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (AxDuC)

I'm a butt man myself. It would sure be more efficient if they were on the same side.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (odH71)

262 I also apologize.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (OQ9R7)

263 PW.......can't wait to see you and glad to hear there will be some new faces. Sorry it took me awhile to secure the location. But it is central, easier access

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (neool)

264 234 - AJPS

Did you see a link earlier today (from HR?) re: "My neighbor has put up a Confederate flag -what do I do?"
It was a video to a "dear Prudence" or some such nonsense.
Maybe I can find a link

As to Richmond, that's good to hear. I was a little concerned about Monument Ave...

Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (IaONi)

265 Somehow that kid missed diversity training. Good morning horde.

Posted by: skip at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (AhWx2)

266 The issue with Obama is that he is what he is. The information was available but the standard stupid American voter chose to ignore and dismiss the considerable negatives. Obama is just a manifestation of a much deeper rot in American society.

If we see Obama as the cancer killing America, then the average American voter is the guy who spent decades smoking three packs a day of unfiltered menthols. A sad lesson in predictable cause and effect.

Posted by: Commissar M at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (KSF9t)

267 About the blonde: Who is to say she's the one selecting to not go on second dates? If out of 136 guys, not one of them wanted a second date, I think the problem may be with more than her criteria.

Posted by: Just a Guy at July 09, 2015 12:20 AM (4NKTC)

268 So then are you aware of the power that breasts have over men, or is it kind of a mystery as to the attraction?

It is my understanding that breasts are a universal eye magnet:
http://bustygirlcomics.com/post/21327641496/you-could-get-lost-in-them

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 12:20 AM (+2//H)

269

I offer Sally Kohn as a counter-perspective.

*drops mic*
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:18 AM (OQ9R7)

Encore. More. More.

Rachel Maddow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (xJGO2)

270 One day The Historic Worst will no longer be in office.

But the public that elected him twice will still be here.

Ugh.

Posted by: Iasonas at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (DU875)

271 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:11 AM (QNcbF)

I think men look at it differently. Men would be thrilled that someone was staring at their business, so they don't understand why some of us feel embarrassed.

I find it rude and sleazy and it can be frightening, depending on the guy. I've had some bad experiences and I had them at a fairly young age, so it has colored my thoughts, I'm sure!

Many women love the attention. And that's great! They know how to work that power!

I am not one of them, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (j0kTB)

272 #263: It's cool! Nice work on securing that location, by the way! I understand they were initially reluctant to have us taking up a few tables for several hours.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (wKc1L)

273 -Posted by: Just a Guy at July 09, 2015 12:20 AM (4NKTC)

Agreed. It takes two to Tango.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (OQ9R7)

274
The affected States should pass some stringent "grave desecration" laws
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



You are sooooo adorable.

Posted by: The Supreme Court - Bundes Uber Alles

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 09, 2015 12:22 AM (kdS6q)

275 249 *waves at Horde*

One week of the current insanity to go, and then I switch insanity horses midstream.

I can't remember what the sun looks like, or what if feels like to be well rested, but other than that things here are peachy.

Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (cvUf2)



Take care of yourself, and be well!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:22 AM (EzgxV)

276 I just buy mens Tshirts and crew necks in womens. Almost impossible not to show some kind of cleavage in any other cut. If nothing else if you have to bend down to get something off the floor everyone gets a peak.

And a lot of men think you do it on purpose.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:08 AM (j0kTB)

**

They are looking on purpose. You are just doing what you have to do. Fear not. As you undoubtedly know by now, most of my gender cohort are freaking idiots.

I mostly include myself among this group, but do feel that I have an occasional insight that helps me get through the day. YMMV.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:22 AM (QNcbF)

277 I think the problem may be with more than her criteria.

Posted by: Just a Guy at July 09, 2015 12:20 AM (4NKTC)



136 weekends of free dinners?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 09, 2015 12:22 AM (AxDuC)

278 We get embarrassed when they get stared at because most of the time we do not want to be leading you on.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 09, 2015 12:22 AM (zOTsN)

279 ..."Rachel Maddow"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (xJGO2)

Those dudes are repulsive. There is nothing "fascinating" about them.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:22 AM (OQ9R7)

280 Speaking of boobs...why are Hilz always at half-mast when a good bra could lift and separate? And who fits her bazillion pantsuits? I think it is someone who does this on purpose. Hummer must have a secret mission to do this, as it has to be her (seeing as how they are always sort of color coordinated. Last summer they wore aqua. Last week it was red and black. Yes I notice).

I mean, that mustard Mao thing above is bless your heart but I won't.

And, ok, I will say it...I saw a photo of pore Chelsea walking her husband and a stroller, IN SHORTS, in the city...and I have to say she did not fall from the ugly tree she knocked it down. So bite moi. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,aging Redneck Queen supermodel, has a Hobbit foot at July 09, 2015 12:23 AM (5br9Q)

281 I wonder how long until they start digging up the graves and 'relocating' them?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (kivUY)



Well hell, they're moving Forrest, no?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:23 AM (j0kTB)

282 " I also apologize.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T)"


What'd you do wrong? Don't apologize.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 09, 2015 12:24 AM (Tolob)

283 "No such thing as transgender.



I'm a real boy!





Posted by: Pinocchio"

I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my Mom won't admit it.
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but if I say I am I'll get it.

Posted by: The Who at July 09, 2015 12:24 AM (Wo9OY)

284 As you undoubtedly know by now, most of my gender cohort are freaking idiots.

I mostly include myself among this group


NO NO NO!

I love men, and I especially love you Morons, and you are most assuredly not idiots.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (j0kTB)

285 Slapweasel........

I offer up "most" liberal progressive women period

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (neool)

286 What if there's nothing wrong with glen beck? What is his Drs have been bought by soros?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (0O7c5)

287 Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (cvUf2)

Have you sprouted gills yet?!



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:26 AM (j0kTB)

288 "What'd you do wrong? Don't apologize."
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 09, 2015 12:24 AM (Tolob)

It was a menial, fake apology for bringing up Sally Kohn as "a woman".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:26 AM (OQ9R7)

289 I think Beck is a hypochondriac, bless his heart.


And I do not mean that in an ugly way, I really mean to bless his heart.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:27 AM (j0kTB)

290 Howdy, Cthulhu.

I have to pick up a contrabassoon tomorrow, and then I'll miss the Colorado shindig due to our final concert that evening, the third concert in as many days. Orchestra festivals are not for the faint-hearted.

Maybe by next year, it will have stopped raining.

Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:27 AM (cvUf2)

291 womens bodies are pretty fascinating.

If they weren't the worlds population would be alot smaller.

looking is ok, staring is way bad

Posted by: moron #73 at July 09, 2015 12:27 AM (pVnz5)

292 -Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (neool)

Agreed. And Welcome Back, Darlin'!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:27 AM (OQ9R7)

293 I think Rachel Maddow is cute in that butchy lesbian way, but lord have mercy, Sally Kohn.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (j0kTB)

294 I'm not worried about Clinton's Spawn in Law. As soon as Hillary is in the White House enough US taxpayer money will be transferred into his hedge fund to pay back the 'investors' and allow him to sell the fund for a few billion. After all, he will need to 'pay the bills'...and pay off his side action. I mean, you can't expect him to hit....that!

Posted by: JB1000 at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (WLJbV)

295 284 As you undoubtedly know by now, most of my gender cohort are freaking idiots.

I mostly include myself among this group

NO NO NO!

I love men, and I especially love you Morons, and you are most assuredly not idiots.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (j0kTB)




We have our areas of competence, but pretty much every straight guy is a goofball when it comes to women.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

296 Exactly as zombie described here the other day. It's the 60s counterculture and their cultural descendants stickin' it to the Man.

Posted by: rickl at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (sdi6R)


If they do allow pot smoking in bars in CO, what's to stop nicotine fiends from blending a trace of pot into a bunch of tobacco, and smoking roll-your-owns in the bars? Pot stinks so strong anyway that the aroma of tobacco would be swamped out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (S+A/T)

297 282 " I also apologize.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T)"

What'd you do wrong? Don't apologize.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
------------------------------

He brought up Sally Kohn. He should not only apologize, but voluntarily jump into the barrel. Head first.

Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (IaONi)

298 They are up front for a reason!
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 09, 2015 12:15 AM (AxDuC)

Er. That would be kind of creepy to me. By the way, I believe clothes were first invented to hide penises. Kept guys from kicking each other's asses in the event of ill-timed erections. And probably could not go very high in the clan hierarchy if you had a small flagpole. So as long as no one knew, you could claim powerful virility. Today we call that a Lamborghini.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (odH71)

299 Ms Blinky Chelsea should not wear shorts. Not good

Posted by: ThunderB at July 09, 2015 12:29 AM (zOTsN)

300 What if there's nothing wrong with glen beck? What is his Drs have been bought by soros?

Posted by: phoenixgirl


What if he's just a hypochondriac with poor decision making skills?

What if he's a reincarnated Aimee Semple McPherson?

Posted by: weft cut-yoda at July 09, 2015 12:29 AM (VY8H5)

301 It was a menial, fake apology for bringing up Sally Kohn as "a woman".
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:26 AM (OQ9R7)


At least you didn't post links to pics. I googled those on my own and have only my own curiosity to blame.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 12:30 AM (+2//H)

302 "I think Rachel Maddow is cute in that butchy lesbian way..."
-Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (j0kTB)

No, ma'am. Simply? ...no.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:30 AM (OQ9R7)

303 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (neool)

Agreed. And Welcome Back, Darlin'!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:27 AM (OQ9R7)


Indeed! Long time no see!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:30 AM (j0kTB)

304 I'm fading - good night horde!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 12:31 AM (+XMAD)

305 Have you sprouted gills yet?!

Hi Tammy!

Not yet, but twice this week I have had to wade through water that overtopped my shoes, and last week our patriotic concert took an unplanned intermission as a rotating supercell with hook echo passed directly overhead. This was the _third_ tornado warning of the festival...

Or did I tell that one here already? I forget.

Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:31 AM (cvUf2)

306 No, ma'am. Simply? ...no.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:30 AM (OQ9R7)

Well, sure, Slap...you're not her target audience!

I even liked her Harry Potter glasses.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (j0kTB)

307 G'Night, Donna!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (OQ9R7)

308 Many women love the attention. And that's great! They know how to work that power!

I am not one of them, though.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:21 AM (j0kTB)

***

I'm sure you are right, for those that choose to do so.

My daughter is a 38 GG now. This is where I get gigged for all of the things I did earlier in life and I get to feel shame for them.

She is very cool, and only aware of the allure in a semi negative way. So, I had to give her the not only boys but Men speech too.

The Big Man does have a sense of humor.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (QNcbF)

309 Those dudes are repulsive. There is nothing "fascinating" about them.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 0

Fistbump worthy?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (xJGO2)

310 Slap.......haven't been on as much.

And the last week have not had internet. Lake Powell for July 4th. But gearing up for our Colorado Morondevous!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (neool)

311 Jim - Thanks for the link. Yeah ,Pyle makes a lot of stuff that comes close..., but none with CD players and AUX, that I have found.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (9mTYi)

312 I have to pick up a contrabassoon tomorrow
-Piercello
------------------------------
Is that like an illegal, smuggled stringed instrument?

Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (IaONi)

313 I am now looking for a two-shaft radio/CD player/Aux combination for my truck. NO luck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 12:00 AM (9mTYi)


Check the audio suppliers for the collector-car market.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (S+A/T)

314 Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:31 AM (cvUf2)

Welcome to the Ozarks, my friend!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (j0kTB)

315 Heh. All right sack time. Ya'll figure this all out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (Tolob)

316 We have our areas of competence, but pretty much every straight guy is a goofball when it comes to women.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)


Except for the ones the women are goofballs for.

Hilarious example - college guy going back to college in a different state - all the high school girls in the room collectively sigh for him as he waves goodbye and leaves.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 12:33 AM (+2//H)

317 Is Incest Next for #LoveWins?

According to the German ethics council, the answer should be YES!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9441

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 09, 2015 12:33 AM (/YkzI)

318 No way did 90,000 Texans serve in the Confederate army during the Civil War at any one time, certainly not in the battles to the east. The total military age population of the state was around 100,000. It is unlikely/impossible that they all dropped plows saddles and hammers and charged into the colors.

Of the approximately 90,000 OVERALL Texans who saw military service, many if not most never left the state, serving in home-guard formations, frontier units confronting Indians and Mexico, and expeditionary forces pushing west away from the conflict. The number of such forces serving in the Confederate armies to the east likely never amounted to more than a third of that number at a time.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 09, 2015 12:33 AM (Kucy5)

319 I was making a point at the Renaissance Festival not to stare too openly at all those awesomely boob-enhancing period dresses, but I know I got caught looking at least once.

My little nieces were trying on some little dresses. One of the ladies working that stall was about my age, and I was trying to admire her cleavage subtly, but then I glanced to one side and saw a younger gal working the stall staring at me accusingly. I made eye contact with this younger gal, and I suddenly found something completely unrelated at my feet to take an interest in.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:33 AM (wKc1L)

320 Y'all know the "redneck" thang started with religion, no? Covenanters of Scotland.

I come by this through major DNA, my flying monkeys since, oh, 1640 or so. Then early settlers in the South, migrating from Virginia and NC.

I come by it quite naturally, my streak of do not tell me what I can do and can't have. And I am of the milder version marrying a damn Yankee and diluting this genetic greatness to my sons. BUT...butt, if any of my Yankee in-laws want to rile me up, well, it is hot this summer and I may have rabies (a bat flew near me watching fireworks).

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,aging Redneck Queen supermodel, has a Hobbit foot at July 09, 2015 12:33 AM (5br9Q)

321 Nite Donna you wonderful dinner guest

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:34 AM (xJGO2)

322 Man burns flag. Man gets arrested, and charged with crime with penalty of up to 10 years in jail. What flag? Well its not really a flag at all, its a piece of cloth with rainbow colors on it, but he was charged with a hate crime for burning it.

http://www.ketv.com/news/gay-flag-burning-suspect-released-on-own-recognizance/31607078


What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:34 AM (39g3+)

323 All "control" does is make me want what I never thought I'd want or wanted. I did not think about it until I was told "no."
Posted by: ChristyBlinky
----------------

I repost a must-read link to The Federalist, re Totalitarians, it's just one page:
http://tinyurl.com/pq94esn

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 12:34 AM (9mTYi)

324 Hi Tammy!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:34 AM (neool)

325 I've got a physical in a couple of weeks, so I had to go in for lab work today......and, as someone who has had three dental crowns put in without anesthetic because I have such an aversion to being punctured, it went predictably poorly.....




I've been concerned for years that someday I'll wake up after an accident with an IV in my arm. Fortunately, everyone around me knows that it had better be running about 50% happy juice or things will go poorly.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:36 AM (EzgxV)

326 Nite RK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:36 AM (xJGO2)

327 163 Texas only sent 2,000 troops to the CSA.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at July 08, 2015 11:39 PM (0RdKg)


I'm not buying that at all.

http://tinyurl.com/ohtxj9v


You are right and I stand corrected. Texas sent 2,000 UNION troops to the Civil War and 70,000 Confederate troops. I don't know what I was thinking.

I always thought it was odd that only one Texas ancestor fought for the Confederacy even though quite a few were of military age. They were all in the Gonzales area, which is in South Texas, and has a large German population. This NYT article does a good job of discussing union loyalties in Texas and where they lay.

http://nyti.ms/1gpsiRd

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at July 09, 2015 12:37 AM (0RdKg)

328 "By the way, I believe clothes were first invented to hide penises."

Might have had something to do with it, but the truth of the matter is being naked outside is simply not very comfortable, even in San Diego's climate. A naked person outside gets sand and dirt in rather inconvenient places, as well as bug bites and sunburn. It isn't just about modesty - clothes protect you.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 12:38 AM (+XMAD)

329 We get embarrassed when they get stared at because most of the time we do not want to be leading you on.

------------------------------------------------------------

I too am guilty of liking to see them. The looking is directly related to how much is being displayed. The more open the display the less validity being upset becomes.

Posted by: OTB at July 09, 2015 12:38 AM (ShdUd)

330 Yes... I think he's a hypochondriac with a dash of drama queen.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at July 09, 2015 12:38 AM (0O7c5)

331 Under Imbler, prosecutors cannot be held liable, no matter how badly they misbehave, for actions such as withholding exculpatory evidence, introducing fabricated evidence, knowingly presenting perjured testimony and bringing charges for which there is no credible evidence. All are immune from liability.

This explains so very much. How could any lawmaker remotely assume this is a good idea? What demented fool decided that the state should be immune to consequences from violating justice and law, to win cases? No wonder they all do it and the do it so often. There's no cost. Its practically begging prosecutors to be utterly corrupt and unethical.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:39 AM (39g3+)

332 -Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (j0kTB)

Someone once compared her to the "know-it-all" lab partner during biology or physical sciences. It described her to a "T".

I had a, (pardon my French), Bitch as a lab partner for Biology and Physical Sciences. NOTHING I said was funny to her. I hated her because I got an "A", ...well, an A-, while she got a "B".

All she had to do was Not Be A Cunt to get an "A".

She was "sort-of" cute, but whatever. I just wanted to get along. She just wanted to "be smarter than me".

...that is Maddow.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:39 AM (OQ9R7)

333 A contrabassoon looks like an unholy cross between an anti-tank gun and an M1 tank, can play notes lower than most grand pianos, and is generally considered by most to be a crew-served weapon.

You can use one to dust the rafters in large buildings. The lowest notes have so few vibrations per second that you can count them in real time.

I shudder to think just how large the case for this thing is going to be. My car weeps.

Posted by: Piercello, still in internet hell at July 09, 2015 12:39 AM (cvUf2)

334 Whatever is sliced off or sown on in the interim is simply surgical mutilation.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (jeCnD)


For which many lefty organizations will call the mutilatee a hero and give it an award. I don't care what Mr. Jenner does to his own body, but I don't see "heroism" there.

A fireman going into a house to save someone: hero. A cop going into danger to save someone: hero. A lifeguard going into riptide to save someone: hero. A soldier facing gunfire and being blown up for his entire deployment: hero grande. Getting your dick cut off so you can pretend to be a girl: not heroic.

The risk or danger he faces is that if he changes his mind later, it's too late. The thing is gone and ain't comin' back.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (NjBm8)

335 #317: I also think that's a yes.

The primary reason incest is taboo is inbreeding. But we've now officially severed sex from reproduction. Thus, I think we'll see a push to allow same-sex incest before we see a similar push for polygamy or bestiality.

And once same-sex incest is accepted, we'll of course have to allow opposite-sex incest, too.

And the same people who make fun of the idea of marrying your first cousin will be the biggest advocates of letting a dude marry his brother, because logical consistency is not something liberals worry about too much.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (wKc1L)

336 All "control" does is make me want what I never thought I'd want or wanted. I did not think about it until I was told "no."

Paul wrote something about that in his letter to the Romans...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (39g3+)

337 G'Night, Ricardo.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (OQ9R7)

338 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (QNcbF)

karma's a bitch!

But thank you for taking time to reassure her. It's a scary world for a young girl with big hooters.

My first experience with that was as a 13 year old; one of the football coaches was subbing for our PE teacher and decided I had done something wrong, and needed to stay after class and do jumping jacks for him. Every day for a week he had some reason I had to do them, or pull-ups, and he'd be like thisclose while I was trying to do the pullups. I was so ashamed and scared. I knew my dad would kill him so I didn't want to turn him in.

Shit like that off and on your whole life, you get skittish.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (j0kTB)

339 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:34 AM (xJGO2)

Thank you kindly, sir.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (+XMAD)

340 NO NO NO!

I love men, and I especially love you Morons, and you are most assuredly not idiots.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:25 AM (j0kTB)

***
Perhaps I used the wrong phrasing. "Drooling Morons in the presence of Mammary Glands" work better for ya?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:41 AM (QNcbF)

341 Chu,

Hope everything is ok.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:42 AM (neool)

342 ..."The Big Man does have a sense of humor."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:32 AM (QNcbF)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:43 AM (OQ9R7)

343 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:33 AM (wKc1L)

Oh now some of those dreses have all the bobbies right out there! And are historically accurate!

The Regency period also had quite risque bosomy gowns...not everyone wore them that way, but some did and dampened them to make them cling.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:44 AM (j0kTB)

344 I shudder to think just how large the case for this thing is going to be. My car weeps.

Yeah but it inspired some great writing.

The primary reason incest is taboo is inbreeding. But we've now officially severed sex from reproduction. Thus, I think we'll see a push to allow same-sex incest before we see a similar push for polygamy or bestiality.

No I think Polygamy is first but you're right incest taboos are going away. After all if you throw away the "ick" and the morality, all that's left is biology and its easy to not be pregnant these days. Matter of tick tocks.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:44 AM (39g3+)

345 Titties & Beer
Zombie Frank Zappa

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:44 AM (xJGO2)

346 166 60 So, here in Colorado, there's an effort underway to legalize smoking reefer in restaurants and bars, where it's illegal to smoke tobacco. This does not surprise me. It would not surprise me if it passed. And it would not surprise me if smoking reefer inside suddenly became a basic civil right, thus forcing owners of restaurants and bars to tolerate pot-smoking on their property where they're forbidden to allow the smoking of tobacco.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 08, 2015 11:32 PM (wKc1L)


Exactly as zombie described here the other day. It's the 60s counterculture and their cultural descendants stickin' it to the Man.
Posted by: rickl at July 08, 2015 11:54 PM (sdi6R)


Big tobacco puts all kinds of poisons in tobacco, unlike the natural tobacco that the Indians smoked.

To them, pot is like the Indians tobacco.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 09, 2015 12:45 AM (Z7G74)

347 I knew my dad would kill him so I didn't want to turn him in.


I'd vote Not Guilty.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 12:45 AM (+2//H)

348 341 Chu,

Hope everything is ok.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:42 AM (neool)



Who is "Chu"?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

349 On these big social isses, I'm sick of legislative bodies voting on it istead of the vote being put to the people. Look how many issues that the voters feel one way on and the aholes who are elected vote the opposite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 09, 2015 12:45 AM (iQIUe)

350 333 A contrabassoon looks like an unholy cross between an anti-tank gun and an M1 tank, can play notes lower than most grand pianos, and is generally considered by most to be a crew-served weapon.

I wanted to play one of those when i was a kid. Ended playing F horn. Good thing. Not much of a catalog for school band contrabassoon.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:45 AM (odH71)

351 339 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:34 AM (xJGO2)

Thank you kindly, sir.
Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (+XMAD)

I'm the one who owes the thank you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:46 AM (xJGO2)

352 Check the audio suppliers for the collector-car market.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

Plenty of two-shafts out there, but none that I have found with CD and aux..., or USB

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 12:47 AM (9mTYi)

353 Hitting the genealogical records at the LDS site you can easily find records for many thousands of southerners *in each state* who fought for the Union.


I'm not even sure Jones Co., MS is the only county in the southern states to have resisted secession.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 09, 2015 12:47 AM (xSCb6)

354
345 Titties Beer Zombie Frank Zappa
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:44 AM (xJGO2)


You mean Rodney Carrington.

https://youtu.be/SgyeshD8RJY

Posted by: buzzion at July 09, 2015 12:47 AM (zt+N6)

355 243 Finally some honesty from the fairer sex
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:12 AM (xJGO2)

Well it's not like I know why. But guys have been talking to my chest since I was 14. That's kinda hard not to notice. Hence my merriment @ the South Park episode, & stealing it my nom de interwebz.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:48 AM (Vm8WO)

356 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (wKc1L)

Bestiality won't become legal because animals cannot give consent.

Same thing with pedophilia... I am not sure how low they will allow the age to be, but minors below a certain age cannot legally consent to anything.

I'd say 16 will be the age, but I can see it going to 14.

Actual pedophilia... as opposed to oh what's the word....perderasty?? ... I do not really see ever being legalized unless the muzzies take over.

Polygamy and consensual incest will be the ones that fall.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:48 AM (j0kTB)

357 331
Its practically begging prosecutors to be utterly corrupt and unethical.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:39 AM (39g3+)



And I've noticed for years that many elected officials in higher office started out as prosecutors. When they railroad some poor schlub, it's a resume enhancer. They have every incentive to do it.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2015 12:48 AM (sdi6R)

358 Is there any reason why gay couples should not be able to marry close relatives?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 12:49 AM (odH71)

359 Would you prefer cthu?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:49 AM (neool)

360 heh. My dad played Sousaphone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 12:49 AM (9mTYi)

361 259 That's a GREAT idea

Posted by: MAx at July 09, 2015 12:49 AM (YJeFl)

362 The Regency period also had quite risque bosomy gowns...not everyone wore them that way, but some did and dampened them to make them cling.

Some left off that cloth entirely. It was the Paris style, don't you know.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:50 AM (39g3+)

363 Mike Hammer...thanks for link. Ammo for in-law liberal foo-foo parroting. There is not enough gin. They have been mighty quiet. If they mess with me about the Confederate flag stuff I am not sure how I will handle it with the grace of a Southern Belle (with rabies).

Also...re: Beck and hypochondria. I saw a show where he was freaking out about some type of butt surgery. I remember these things as I also saw the Mr. Rogers Has a Tonsillectomy and leaped on the gurney in his gown (I scared nursing son and toddler by almost falling off couch howling with laughter). I also have a touch of the hypochondria since nursing school. Right now my husband and I are sneezing and feeling poorly. I am convinced I have the fake polio thing as my index finger also hurts. As long as I don't get that Morgovian fibers coming out of pores that Joni Mitchell has it is good.

Wail, Yankee husband is announcing time for bed. So y'all keep the boobies up and fly your flag, whatever it may be as long as not Caitlyn. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,aging Redneck Queen supermodel, has a Hobbit foot at July 09, 2015 12:50 AM (5br9Q)

364 ..."Hence my merriment @ the South Park episode, & stealing it my nom de interwebz."
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:48 AM (Vm8WO)

And it is as Hilarious as it is True!

*grunts*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:50 AM (OQ9R7)

365
355 243 Finally some honesty from the fairer sex Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:12 AM (xJGO2) Well it's not like I know why. But guys have been talking to my chest since I was 14. That's kinda hard not to notice. Hence my merriment @ the South Park episode, stealing it my nom de interwebz.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:48 AM (Vm8WO)


Aww-Tah. Aww-Tah!

Posted by: buzzion at July 09, 2015 12:50 AM (zt+N6)

366 And I've noticed for years that many elected officials in higher office started out as prosecutors. When they railroad some poor schlub, it's a resume enhancer. They have every incentive to do it.
Posted by: rickl
------------------

Doesn't always pan out ..

Posted by: Mike Nifong at July 09, 2015 12:51 AM (9mTYi)

367 Frank Zappa - Titties and beer (with subtitles) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzzWEeiUf3Y

Rodney Carrington doesn't have anything on Frank

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:51 AM (xJGO2)

368 ...that is Maddow.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:39 AM (OQ9R7)


That is Maddow on her very best day.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:51 AM (j0kTB)

369 Politico has a Big Thought. It goes like this. Israel will get screwed in the Iran deal. It's all Israels fault, becuase they said they were getting screwed in the Iran deal. So, it's the Jews fault. The end.

Posted by: ThunderB at July 09, 2015 12:52 AM (zOTsN)

370 #343: Yeah, Tammy; those dresses were indeed designed specifically to let those headlights shine.

And, oh, what a shame it is to be a man in this modern era and have to feel bad about being blinded by the high-beams.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:53 AM (wKc1L)

371
367 Frank Zappa - Titties and beer (with subtitles) - YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzzWEeiUf3Y Rodney Carrington doesn't have anything on Frank
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:51 AM (xJGO2)


He's got a song called "Show Them to Me" where he gets women in the audience to flash their tits.

Posted by: buzzion at July 09, 2015 12:53 AM (zt+N6)

372
Bestiality won't become legal because animals cannot give consent.

Same thing with pedophilia...


Don't be naive. Ten years ago it was a laughing matter to even bring up homosexual "marriage." The thought of two guys getting married was considered hysterical and rightly so.

Consent and age of consent are completely legal fictions, they are constructs of law. There's nothing whatsoever stopping that from being changed other than societal pressure. And all the same arguments used for homosexual "marriage" apply to these perversions as well. How can we deny them their love? How does it hurt you? What difference does it make what they do in private? You are a hater, you are a bigot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:53 AM (39g3+)

373 366
Doesn't always pan out ..
Posted by: Mike Nifong at July 09, 2015 12:51 AM (9mTYi)


Hey, you grabbed for the brass ring and missed. It happens.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2015 12:54 AM (sdi6R)

374 Some left off that cloth entirely. It was the Paris style, don't you know.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:50 AM (39g3+)


Yep!

And anything new in the pipes for you? (Bookwise, I mean!)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:54 AM (j0kTB)

375 He's got a song called "Show Them to Me" where he gets women in the audience to flash their tits.
Posted by: buzzion at July 0

The women undergarment contest
Poor Tommy Mars

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 12:54 AM (xJGO2)

376 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 12:53 AM (wKc1L)

HOney, when they're hanging full out, you're allowed to look.

Stare, even.

You'd hurt her feelings otherwise!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:55 AM (j0kTB)

377 I'd say 16 will be the age, but I can see it going to 14.

Considering how boy crazy the high school girls I know are, I doubt it. It would promote heterosexuality and marriage, which would undermine the whole sexually liberated modern women thing the Powers that Be are promoting.

Bearing in mind that girls used to get married at that age, and quite a few of the mentioned high school girls could be mistaken for women. A man attracted to a girl at that age is attracted to the woman she is going to be, not the child.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 12:56 AM (+2//H)

378 ..."How can we deny them their love? How does it hurt you? What difference does it make what they do in private? You are a hater, you are a bigot."
-Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:53 AM (39g3+)

...And that's how the nefarious lawyers of "case law" work. They squeeze through "openings" left by previous decisions to defy not only morality, but the Constitution.

They If:Then this country to death.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:57 AM (OQ9R7)

379 My first experience with that was as a 13 year old; one of the football coaches was subbing for our PE teacher and decided I had done something wrong, and needed to stay after class and do jumping jacks for him. Every day for a week he had some reason I had to do them, or pull-ups, and he'd be like thisclose while I was trying to do the pullups. I was so ashamed and scared. I knew my dad would kill him so I didn't want to turn him in.

Shit like that off and on your whole life, you get skittish.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (j0kTB)

******

I'm sure you did, understandably. I know it was a different time and all, but that was straight up abuse. No excuses. I am sorry that this happened.

Even my make money and do nothing else Dad would have gotten off his ass if that were one of my sisters. Barely.

Had they told the Halfback oldest Brother? Good God!

There would have irreconciliable individual issues.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 12:57 AM (p7dd/)

380 359 Would you prefer cthu?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 12:49 AM (neool)




Or cooth -- just so long as I'm not wondering if it's me. Things are ok regarding the medical front -- it's a phobia, so it's not supposed to make sense. Imagine a situation where you willingly went in, laid down, and a uniformed person sat a live rattlesnake on your chest next to your face. After it rattled for a while, they came and lifted it off. That's where I am with blood draws. It isn't necessarily painful, it doesn't last that long, it doesn't entail that much risk when looked-upon rationally.....but it's not the high point of your day.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

381 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 12:53 AM (39g3+)

Sadly, you are probably correct.

And what's even sadder is that the animal rights activists will probably fend off the bestiality groups far longer than those fighting for children.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:57 AM (j0kTB)

382
Alexandrea Kerry : "Hey! My eyes are up here!"

Onlooker: "Oh...,I'm sorry." *diverts eyes from chin*

Posted by: Mike Nifong at July 09, 2015 12:58 AM (9mTYi)

383 289 I think Beck is a hypochondriac, bless his heart.
And I do not mean that in an ugly way, I really mean to bless his heart.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:27 AM (j0kTB)

Really, I've thought his voice has sounded messed up for a while. Had him on a few times recently where he sounded like he could barely talk.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:58 AM (Vm8WO)

384 ONT comments in general:
1. Chelsea's pet beta male has the right POV on life to marry into the family.
2. Hollowpoint ammo for the military? I guess they are keeping the 9mm pistol after all, no matter what the gun rags say.
3. The US Army is shrinking to the levels of the 1870-1890 period where we had just enough troopers to make the Indians behave and operate the existing bases. I am sure our enemies are aware of this fact and plan to exploit it to the fullest. Note that the Pentagon paper shuffling division is not taking a hit...
4. That judge is not kidding. Given how Obummer's people treat people who aren't like them, he might as well give up and declare them all in contempt right now.
5. The Appalachian regions were not at all interested in the Civil War, and Tennessee had to expend a lot of effort persecuting the "nay" votes. We gained West Virginia as a state after most of the mountain-dwelling Virginians decided they had no interest in fighting for King Cotton.
6. After the first time Communism failed in America the Commies got smarter.
7. The white people in that "documentary" embarrass me a lot on general principle, and make me a little anxious for the future of the Republic.
8. Keith Olbermann let go for giving his opinion? Sounds like a good and fair decision by ESPN.
9. Ode to the fight scene. Awesome, excellent, and radical.
10. Belinda Stuckey has a lot of cats.



6.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 09, 2015 12:59 AM (ry4ab)

385 ***"Same thing with pedophilia... I am not sure how low they will allow the
age to be, but minors below a certain age cannot legally consent to
anything."***


Sorry to burst your confident bubble, but Seattle is allowing schools to implant IUDs into girls in the 6th grade without parental consent.


I have to agree with 372 in that you're being naive here. Given the history of the past 2 years alone, what on Earth makes you think this is the end?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 09, 2015 12:59 AM (xSCb6)

386 Meant to say 20 years, but hell, even 2 years applies.


Sadly enough.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 09, 2015 01:01 AM (xSCb6)

387 382
Alexandrea Kerry : "Hey! My eyes are up here!"

Onlooker: "Oh...,I'm sorry." *diverts eyes from chin*
Posted by: Mike Nifong at July 09, 2015 12:58 AM (9mTYi

Ms Ed with tits didn't do it for me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 01:01 AM (xJGO2)

388 Alexandrea Kerry : "Hey! My eyes are up here!"


-------------------------------------------------------

I've made my choice.

Posted by: Homer Simpson at July 09, 2015 01:01 AM (ShdUd)

389
Hillary: "Hey! My eyes are up here!"

Onlooker:"Oh, sorry." *diverts gaze from flesh lopping over ankles*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:02 AM (9mTYi)

390 And anything new in the pipes for you? (Bookwise, I mean!)

Two books coming out soon. One is a fantasy adventure module for role playing games, so not a novel. That should be on the virtual shelves by the end of next week, God willing.

The second is a novel that should be out by the end of the summer at the latest. Two more editing passes, then the cover, layouts, and publishing. I'm looking forward to this one hitting the shelves, people are really interested in it.

I'm working on releasing a small portion of it for free as a teaser.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 01:03 AM (39g3+)

391 Or cooth -- just so long as I'm not wondering if it's me. Things are ok regarding the medical front -- it's a phobia, so it's not supposed to make sense. Imagine a situation where you willingly went in, laid down, and a uniformed person sat a live rattlesnake on your chest next to your face. After it rattled for a while, they came and lifted it off. That's where I am with blood draws. It isn't necessarily painful, it doesn't last that long, it doesn't entail that much risk when looked-upon rationally.....but it's not the high point of your day.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)


Could be worse. You could have the phobia one of my cousins has. Fear of cotton balls. Her brothers would tease her by putting them in her shoes. When talking to her and them about it I looked it up on my phone to see if the phobia actually had a name. It did and when I went to show her I didn't know that a picture hadn't loaded up. A picture of the classic grade school Santa Claus face with the cotton ball beard. She recoiled from my phone in horror. It was hilarious.

Posted by: buzzion at July 09, 2015 01:03 AM (zt+N6)

392 Had they told the Halfback oldest Brother?

A friend of one of my brothers did say something to him.

I didn't want to tell my brothers, either, because of an unfortunate incident that took place in 5th grade. Had nothing to do with boobs! Some boys decided to show me the difference between orange ( my hair) and red (the ketchup they dumped in my hair while they held me down)

It did not end well. At all. So I was always hesitant to tell them much, unless it was really bad.

Hot tempered men in my family.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:04 AM (j0kTB)

393 The second is a novel that should be out by the end of the summer at
the latest. Two more editing passes, then the cover, layouts, and
publishing. I'm looking forward to this one hitting the shelves, people
are really interested in it.


What genre novel?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 01:04 AM (+2//H)

394 Evening, Horde! Hafta weigh in on the subject of Unionist Texans, seeing as how I'm writing a novel series featuring them... apologies if I've missed someone else covering these specifics. I don't remember where I got all of these stats, but I do know a bunch of them came from the Handbook of Texas History, and some I counted myself from online census records:

- Texas contributed two cavalry regiments and a battalion (of infantry?) to the Union. The First Texas Cavalry was commanded by a lawyer from Corpus Christi named E. J. Davis, who went on to become the governor under whom Reconstruction ended.

- Statewide figures on votes for secession (5 to 1 in favor--after a commission that was supposed to only recommend a course of action overstepped its bounds and drew up articles of secession instead) and on slave ownership (one family in four) really obscure regional differences. One thing I do in my author talks is to highlight 1860 census statistics that show the demographic and political differences between East Texas and Central Texas. Simplifying to round numbers from two counties:

+ Washington County (Independence/Navasota/Washington-on-the-Brazos): 15k residents, of whom 8k (~52%) were slaves; 95% of voters favored secession
+ Gillespie County (Fredericksburg): 2.7k residents, of whom 7 were slaveowners and 33 were slaves; 96% of voters opposed secession

There were areas further east where the white/slave ratio was even worse--in Wharton County, a full 80% of the 1860 population were slaves, and the 1850 census recorded no free blacks at all.

- Google/Bing the phrase "Treue der Union" sometime.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 01:05 AM (iuQS7)

395 Plenty of two-shafts out there, but none that I have found with CD and aux..., or USB

Again, check out Custom Autosound. They've got radios with aux, USB, iPod control, and some have a 6 CD changer option. Not every radio has everything, of course, but several have more than one of those options.

http://www.casmfg.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 09, 2015 01:05 AM (UVfht)

396 It is always a slippery slope and know one acknowledges it or sees it.

My large evangelical church has been a very vocal proponent of traditional marriage. Let's see how long it takes for them to get sued for not performing a gay marriage.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 01:05 AM (neool)

397 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 01:03 AM (39g3+)


Ooooh, do please mention it here, too, as I seem to miss the Book Thread half the time!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:05 AM (j0kTB)

398 264 234 - AJPS

Did you see a link earlier today (from HR?) re: "My neighbor has put up a Confederate flag -what do I do?"
It was a video to a "dear Prudence" or some such nonsense.
Maybe I can find a link

As to Richmond, that's good to hear. I was a little concerned about Monument Ave...
Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 12:19 AM (IaONi)

Didn't see it.

One of the monuments did get spray painted with the "Black lives matter" graffiti.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 09, 2015 01:05 AM (Z7G74)

399 Nite Morons


Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 09, 2015 01:06 AM (xJGO2)

400 Sorry to burst your confident bubble, but Seattle is allowing schools to implant IUDs into girls in the 6th grade without parental consent.

That's a different issue, though. And a horrifying one. They can also take them for abortions. But that involves parental consent. (Or the lack thereof, and if it were my child, I'd be killing people)

But it's not the same as sexual consent.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:07 AM (j0kTB)

401
Claustrophobia - I have had nights when I had to get up out of bed and walk outside to see the night sky.

AND..., acrophobia. Anything taller than a 6' step ladder, and my hands begin to sweat. Airplanes bother me not a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:07 AM (9mTYi)

402 -Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 12:58 AM (Vm8WO)

^This^

I like Glenn. He got me back into religion and Christianity, in particular. He changed my mind on abortion and allowed me to think about things I'd never pondered.

He was my re-introduction to Conservatism after I went back to sports radio over Rush Limbaugh.

After buying his first two books, I realized that they were merely re-assertions of what he talked about on the radio. ...okay. Lesson learned, but still a reference point.

I don't believe that he is a hypochondriac.

I do believe that there's something wrong with him, however... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)

403 G'Night, Misanthropic.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)

404
heheheh eh heheh... "two shafts"... heheheheh

Posted by: beavis at July 09, 2015 01:08 AM (d8udV)

405 G'night MH

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:08 AM (9mTYi)

406 391 Or cooth -- just so long as I'm not wondering if it's me. Things are ok regarding the medical front -- it's a phobia, so it's not supposed to make sense. Imagine a situation where you willingly went in, laid down, and a uniformed person sat a live rattlesnake on your chest next to your face. After it rattled for a while, they came and lifted it off. That's where I am with blood draws. It isn't necessarily painful, it doesn't last that long, it doesn't entail that much risk when looked-upon rationally.....but it's not the high point of your day.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

Could be worse. You could have the phobia one of my cousins has. Fear of cotton balls. Her brothers would tease her by putting them in her shoes. When talking to her and them about it I looked it up on my phone to see if the phobia actually had a name. It did and when I went to show her I didn't know that a picture hadn't loaded up. A picture of the classic grade school Santa Claus face with the cotton ball beard. She recoiled from my phone in horror. It was hilarious.

Posted by: buzzion at July 09, 2015 01:03 AM (zt+N6)




I look at mine as a sort of anti-Amy Winehouse thing. If I die from an OD of injectable drugs, there's no chance it isn't murder.




And, like I said, I know it's irrational and can be a problem with medical care.....but it's also enhanced my understanding of people with other phobias.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

407 Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 01:05 AM (iuQS7)

Speaking of books coming out! Hello!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:09 AM (j0kTB)

408 "My neighbor has put up a Confederate flag -what do I do?"
-------------

My favorite Moron response, "Bake them a cake."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:10 AM (9mTYi)

409 "My neighbor has put up a Confederate flag -what do I do?"
-------------

My favorite Moron response, "Bake them a cake."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:10 AM (9mTYi)

410 What genre novel?

Historical Supernatural Suspense. Here's the synopsis/blurb in progress

When the gas was delivered to a shower in Birkenau, the soldiers expected death, but what came out of that concrete chamber was far worse. Now the Fuhrer has demanded the monster be tracked down and destroyed, but a German scientist has other ideas for how it may be used for the third Reich. And the Werewolf has plans of his own.

Caught in the middle is the city of Krakow and its citizens striving to survive under the brutal, murderous Nazi regime. In that city is Aniela Wisniewski, a pianist feeding snippets of information to the British. As events unfold, terror spreads over the city with Aniela at its center, a terror racing to an inconceivable conclusion!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 01:10 AM (39g3+)

411 401
Claustrophobia - I have had nights when I had to get up out of bed and walk outside to see the night sky.

AND..., acrophobia. Anything taller than a 6' step ladder, and my hands begin to sweat. Airplanes bother me not a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:07 AM (9mTYi)



I know acrophobia very, very well.....there have been a number of places (base of dome at vatican, observation deck of Empire State Building, stratosphere at Vegas, etc.) that I've seen from being glued to the wall away from the edge.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

412 Just so we're clear here, I love Glenn Beck!

I don't watch him any more because I'm not a TV person, but Thor does. We pay for his channel on the internet.

I am so tired, I know that didn't make any sense... we don't have cable any more, so he watches him online.

I'm sure he has some sort of vocal chord fatigue, if nothing else.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:14 AM (j0kTB)

413 It did not end well. At all. So I was always hesitant to tell them much, unless it was really bad.

Hot tempered men in my family.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:04 AM (j0kTB)

***

Fortunately, there was only ever one incident, in early High School. A guy who was fcuking my sister decided to tell me how great she was at it while drunk at a party. End result of my kicking this guy's ass for saying that about my Sister? She bitched that guys would no longer go near her because of because of because of mem

Taught me a lot about women and men, it did.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:14 AM (QNcbF)

414 Here's another contradiction about the whole taboo of sexualizing teenagers...

A sixteen-year-old (at least in Colorado, and also, I'm pretty sure, in every other state) can get married without parental consent.

The primary reason for a sixteen-year-old to get married right now is early emancipation from the parents.

Under those circumstances, it is actually objectively better for a sixteen-year-old to marry someone older, rather than someone his or her own age. Because if two sixteen-year-olds get married, neither of them can buy a house or rent an apartment, or buy a car on credit, or even work a full-time job.

So, yeah, a sixteen-year-old girl looking to get married as soon as legally possible is objectively better off with an older man who can do all those things on his own.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 01:16 AM (wKc1L)

415 "r-lessness"... There is a sciency real term for this: "derhotacization"! It's a common and well documented linguistic phenomenon, and not restricted to English...

Posted by: Zohydro at July 09, 2015 01:17 AM (5csB/)

416 I am almost phobic about dust bunnies. They freak me right the fuck out.

Also, loose hair.

Pet hair doesn't bother me, but loose human hairs.... blegh, I can't even talk about it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:17 AM (j0kTB)

417 I'm claustrophobic. I have to fight that shit with every ounce of my being. I have to tell myself that it is irrational, but I get "tics" and "quirks", at times.

It isn't Restaurant Quality Lemonade when that goes overboard.

It is slum-quality and it ain't pretty.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:18 AM (OQ9R7)

418 Anna.

I'm thinkin', wishin' n' hopin', that you've got a Clancy-esque, tech heavy, detail-riddled novel in you.

The period directly leading into, through the duration of, and immediately after WWII would be the time frame.

Telling a few of the stories of the various and sundry aircraft, their development, deployment and engagement, would be the story.

Which narrative, what voice and person to use....I defer all to you. You're the writer, and I'm merely the hack commenter.

But I would buy a first edition hardcopy, and pay the FexEx both ways for your autograph.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 01:18 AM (RzZOc)

419 Why is "Peggy" short for "Margaret"?

Posted by: 1 am questions at July 09, 2015 01:19 AM (YEddG)

420 Posted by: Zohydro at July 09, 2015 01:17 AM (5csB/)

Oh, cool, thanks for sharing! I had no idea it had its own name!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:19 AM (j0kTB)

421 I've seen from being glued to the wall away from the edge.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------

Glass elevator, including floor. ~800 feet
Staring at the door intensely all the way up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:19 AM (9mTYi)

422 Off to suspended animation. Will wake up in the morning, scratch myself in the nether regions, and wonder if I would do the same to my breasts if I had them.

And T a-T. That coach thing? Yeah, anyone with a fatherly instinct would have ended up in jail if it happened to a daughter. Daughter's have a special place in a man's heart, and we guard them pretty ferociously.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 09, 2015 01:19 AM (ovEqs)

423 Bestiality won't become legal because animals cannot give consent.

Same thing with pedophilia... I am not sure how low they will allow the age to be, but minors below a certain age cannot legally consent to anything.

I'd say 16 will be the age, but I can see it going to 14.

Actual pedophilia... as opposed to oh what's the word....perderasty?? ... I do not really see ever being legalized unless the muzzies take over.

Polygamy and consensual incest will be the ones that fall.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:48 AM (j0kTB)



Girls under 16 can get an abortion, as long as a judge approves it.

I will bet it will be the same with underage marriage: Dems will appoint Muslims to those judgeships, bam, underage girls will be getting married.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 09, 2015 01:19 AM (Z7G74)

424 ***"That's a different issue, though."***


Not substantively. You're thinking about this through in the old paradigm.


You said children that age can't consent to anything, and yet we're talking about children consenting to a medical procedure which can result in rather serious health consequences as well as a policy which effectively endorses statutory rape.


It's entirely fucked up and it's about to get worse. Much, much worse.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 09, 2015 01:20 AM (xSCb6)

425 Nearly caught back up--hi, Miss Tammy! Still plugging away!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 01:20 AM (iuQS7)

426 Also, loose hair.

Pet hair doesn't bother me, but loose human hairs.... blegh, I can't even talk about it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor


You may want to stop this discussion.

Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 01:20 AM (VY8H5)

427 Why is "Peggy" short for "Margaret"?

42

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 01:20 AM (39g3+)

428 Ok done fighting heavy eyelids. Nite nite

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 09, 2015 01:20 AM (Vm8WO)

429 Taught me a lot about women and men, it did.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:14 AM (QNcbF)


Yea, see, everyone's different. You clearly belong in my family!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:21 AM (j0kTB)

430 "Why is "Peggy" short for "Margaret"?"
-Posted by: 1 am questions at July 09, 2015 01:19 AM (YEddG)

Because you touch yourself at night.

#Old Jokes are Sometimes Funny again.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:21 AM (OQ9R7)

431 #419: Peg, it will come back to you.

Posted by: Steely Dan at July 09, 2015 01:21 AM (wKc1L)

432 G'Night, Bebe's!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:21 AM (OQ9R7)

433 Ugh, pay no attention to my late night syntax.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 09, 2015 01:21 AM (xSCb6)

434 401
AND..., acrophobia. Anything taller than a 6' step ladder, and my hands begin to sweat. Airplanes bother me not a bit.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:07 AM (9mTYi)


I can go about three rungs up a ladder before I start to get nervous.

I've been on the top of flat-roofed buildings, and I can't go within 10 feet of the edge. Because, you know, something might happen to make me lose my balance.

I've been fascinated with aviation and spaceflight since I was a kid, but I've only been in an airplane twice. Both were small single engine planes. The first time I was 16 and loved it. The second time I was about 30 and was nervous as hell. It didn't help that it was an old plane. I knew how rusty and unreliable my old car was.

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2015 01:23 AM (sdi6R)

435 It's entirely fucked up and it's about to get worse. Much, much worse.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 09, 2015 01:20 AM (xSCb6)


I agree! And I wasn't clear what I meant when I spoke of consent.

But you're right, they can't legally consent to anything, and yet they can be hauled off to be fitted with IUDs or to have abortions...which, I might add, is painfully ironic, since they can't have legally consented to the sex which got them pregnant.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:23 AM (j0kTB)

436 Chtu.......try going up the St. Louis Arch......that would be an adventure for you. Again, I do hope you are doing well!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 01:24 AM (neool)

437 try going up the St. Louis Arch...
---------------
No.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:24 AM (9mTYi)

438 I need to get to bed...good night, dear ones.

It's hard to stay cheerful these days, isn't it? I have been so down lately, but you always make me laugh. Thank you!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:25 AM (j0kTB)

439 I don't think I'm technically acrophobic, but I do have killer vertigo. Same general result.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 01:25 AM (iuQS7)

440 Every time I fly somewhere, I am acutely aware that landing a plane has a lot of similarities to catching an egg on a plate. Taking off is nowhere near so worrisome, and being in-flight.....whee!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 01:25 AM (EzgxV)

441 G'Night, Tammy!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:27 AM (OQ9R7)

442 Landing an aircraft. Brings back nightmares of trying to land the jet on the aircraft carrier in Top Gun for the NES.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 09, 2015 01:28 AM (zt+N6)

443 I don't think I'm technically acrophobic, but I do have killer vertigo. Same general result.
Posted by: Elisabeth
--------------

Vertigo has been an episodic thing for me. The attacks are coming more often.

People who have never had the experience do not understand how violent it can be. One moment everything is fine, then in half a heartbeat, the ground jumps up and smacks you in the face.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:28 AM (9mTYi)

444 Night, Miss Tammy (and other departing folks I've missed)!

The Arch is one of the main reasons I don't think I'm actually acrophobic. Going up, being up in the top, fine. Looking out the window, fine. Leaning over to look down from the window? Yiiiikes... easier now than when I was little, but still not fun.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 01:28 AM (iuQS7)

445 "No."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:24 AM (9mTYi)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:28 AM (OQ9R7)

446 I don't think I have any REAL phobias, but sometimes I am afraid that I'll run out of bourbon.

Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 01:29 AM (vlvwn)

447 Every time I fly somewhere, I am acutely aware that landing a plane has a lot of similarities to catching an egg on a plate. Taking off is nowhere near so worrisome,
---------------

You have it backwards. Take-off is the sphincter clincher.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:29 AM (9mTYi)

448 Yea, see, everyone's different. You clearly belong in my family!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 01:21 AM (j0kTB)

8**

Oh, I surely must, because both of my Sisters (younger) had guys they liked that would not "date" them because of me.

It took them about 15 years beyond HS to say "Thank you, you made me feel protected".

**Shrugs**
Such is life.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:30 AM (p7dd/)

449 Well it has cooled down enough I may get some sleep. Gotta get up early tomorrow to help my ma grocery shopping. She's 80 years old and she has to ride one of those go-karts around the store, so I push the shopping cart and do all the grabbing, bagging, and unpacking.

I don't know how many more years I have left with her. Its one of the most horrifying things I've ever experienced watching her fall apart so quickly and age. I'm a big tough rough man but when I think about losing her I turn into a 5 year old clinging to her hand again. Gotta get all the moments in I can.

God be with you all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 09, 2015 01:30 AM (39g3+)

450 Mike, I've been walking *across the hall* from a *closed* elevator and still suddenly felt like I was going to fall as I passed it. It really is not something easily understood from the outside.
Fortunately, the gold-standard vertigo med, meclizine, is available OTC as Bonine or Less Drowsy Dramamine (or generic equivalent).

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 01:31 AM (iuQS7)

451 Slap. Back in the early to mid '80s, I used to rappel off of skyscrapers for a living.

Part of the process of selling waterproofing repair contracts.

Over the side, down to the affected areas. Stick adhesive ruler to failed areas, photograph same. Cut out a 12" run of the failed segment, seal with new (but temporary) backer-rod and caulking, dress it out to seal, and take more photos.

The bits I'd cut out? Into the sample bag, along with notes as to the compass direction of that elevation, the floor number and which "drop" (the number of windows, left to right), from which said sample was removed.

I scared the ever loving *&$% out of more than a few women behind those windows.

And got not a few phone numbers, held up against the glass on post it notes, from the others.

I was rappelling, but not repellent.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 01:32 AM (RzZOc)

452 Screw Kozinski. If I didn't have immunity Id be spending all my time defending frivolous lawsuits from every no good crackhead I locked away who wanted to mess with me, and wouldn't have any time to prosecute crime. They ALL think we screwed them over somehow, that's how criminals think.

Posted by: Cjw at July 09, 2015 01:32 AM (7SQMF)

453 I made a reference to this song a few minutes ago, and I suppose it's as good as any other to sign off to tonight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI7NDDQLvbo

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 01:32 AM (wKc1L)

454 God Bless you and your Mom, Christopher!

G'Night, brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:32 AM (OQ9R7)

455 G'Night, Prothonotary.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

456 "The motorcycle club 'The infidels' started in 2006 in Colorado is is primarily made up of former American military vets and contracters..."

I'll bet they have a low opinion of moslems

Posted by: moron #73 at July 09, 2015 01:33 AM (pVnz5)

457 Back in the early to mid '80s, I used to rappel off of skyscrapers for a living.

Jim - Until now..., I just *suspected* that you are...., well..., not normal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:34 AM (9mTYi)

458 People who have never had the experience do not
understand how violent it can be. One moment everything is fine, then in
half a heartbeat, the ground jumps up and smacks you in the face.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:28 AM (9mTYi)

I can relate. I've always had issues with orthostatic hypotension. Go from sitting in certain postures (particularly normal ones) to standing rapidly, and blood pressure goes way down briefly. I've never passed out from it, but have fallen a time or two, and had a multitude of stumbles that left me gripping a desk or any other fixture to keep upright.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 01:35 AM (J+mig)

459 Since others are coming clean, I will say that I suffer from Trichotillomania. My oldest sister has the same problem. a couple of my children do, too. It seems obvious to me that this is an inherited disorder, but I can't understand why, or how, there could be a Trichotillomania gene. I sounds like a minor disorder, and it is, but other people notice and get very uncomfortable about being too close to you. After being introduced to someone new in the department, and after that person reached out to shake my hand, a coworker blatted out, "You might want to Purell that", the same guy who who would have Howard Stern on every day at an obnoxious volume level. Oh well. Nobody's perfect.

Posted by: begerbilder at July 09, 2015 01:35 AM (+jijM)

460 Brings back nightmares of trying to land the jet on the aircraft carrier in Top Gun for the NES.

I sunk more carriers than the Japanese did trying to put down YF-23s in JF-2.

Posted by: flying skillz at July 09, 2015 01:36 AM (YEddG)

461 Goodnight Tammy!

Chi......is there a phobia for running out of Valu-Rite?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 01:36 AM (neool)

462 Screw Kozinski. If I didn't have immunity Id be spending all my time defending frivolous lawsuits from every no good crackhead I locked away who wanted to mess with me, and wouldn't have any time to prosecute crime. They ALL think we screwed them over somehow, that's how criminals think.

Posted by: Cjw


Ok, stipulating your complaint is legit, how do you propose to enforce accountability of prosecutors in local, state, and federal jurisdictions?

Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 01:37 AM (VY8H5)

463 ... also how good a pro-se is a crackhead anyway?

Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (VY8H5)

464 Blood draws bother me not a whit. I'll just sit calmly watching the whole thing, and chatting with the nurse. There was a time when I was a kid when I got allergy shots every couple of weeks, so I got used to it.

My cat Kira freaks the fuck out. She's a big cat, and is both physically strong and strong-willed. It takes two techs to hold her down.

I wish I could take her with me to the doctor so she can watch it being done to me. "See, Kira? It's not so bad."

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (sdi6R)

465 #456: I just had to come back briefly to acknowledge your comment. I live in Colorado, and if I owned a bar, The Infidels would always drink for free there. What better way could there be to keep my bar free from sharia-related oppression?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (wKc1L)

466 Great heavens! We're a landscape of neuroses, and we're the stable ones. Imagine what it's like among the Left.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (9mTYi)

467
All is well. On the Chinese markets, that is.

After their regulatory authority prevented large holders of many stocks from selling, and it was announced that malicious short-selling would be punished. And that security-backed loans would be given lenient treatment.

See, this volatile free market stuff really can be fixed. You just have to control the markets. I'm sure this will work out just fine.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

468 South Carolina Republican Jenny Horne. The Bitch be crazy.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 09, 2015 01:39 AM (rnH8X)

469 I'm out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:39 AM (9mTYi)

470 Okay, now I'm out for the evening. I mean it, now, because I just ran out of beer.

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 09, 2015 01:39 AM (wKc1L)

471 I think the official name is alcoholism, WDS.

(nice to see you around, btw)

Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 01:40 AM (vlvwn)

472 See, this volatile free market stuff really can be
fixed. You just have to control the markets. I'm sure this will work out
just fine.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

The Gods of the Marketplace have spoken.
The Gods of the Copybook Headings don't give a damn what they say, and are checking their schedules.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 01:41 AM (J+mig)

473 I have come back to the ONT to mention my first episodes with newly grown boobies. My Mom got me a "training bra." I am not sure how I was supposed to train them....like seals? Canine dogs? Anyway, my brother got the wise idea to snap the back straps and acknowledge this rite of passage and giggle. This was prior to my putting him into a chokehold and asking him if he wanted to live. I won. I always won. I still win and may put an in-law in a chokehold this weekend. ha. good night. May the wind be at your back and the rain on your roof. And may you never dream of King Puttz unless it is a falling dream. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,aging Redneck Queen supermodel, has a Hobbit foot at July 09, 2015 01:43 AM (5br9Q)

474 -Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 01:32 AM (RzZOc)

I'm not "scared" as much as I am "captured", at times by a sudden imbalance brought-on by whatever happens within the brain.

Just a few years ago, I climbed roofs to pressure-wash siding. As long as I knew the sensation before the sudden loss of balance, I could brace myself and ride it out.

I avoided it by not looking out over the horizon, let alone down.

There has to be something going on with the inner ear, because I can experience this "out of nowhere" for no good reason that I can diagnose.

...Life is Life!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:43 AM (OQ9R7)

475 Chi......that's what it is? Who knew?

Nice to see you too!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 01:43 AM (neool)

476 G'Night, Hammer.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:44 AM (OQ9R7)

477 After being introduced to someone new in the department, and after that person reached out to shake my hand, a coworker blatted out, "You might want to Purell that", the same guy who who would have Howard Stern on every day at an obnoxious volume level. Oh well. Nobody's perfect.
Posted by: begerbilder at July 09, 2015 01:35 AM (+jijM)

****

I am truly sorry to hear that, but it sounds as if you have adjusted well.

Been in Sales my whole career, so I get what a hindrance this could be.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:45 AM (mG3Qj)

478 ...Life is Life!

Na-na-na-na-na ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pATX-lV0VFk

Posted by: the 1980s at July 09, 2015 01:47 AM (YEddG)

479 473 I have come back to the ONT to mention my first episodes with newly grown boobies. My Mom got me a "training bra." ...
------------------------------
Hah!
Your story reminds me of one of my sisters and me.
She was bugging Mom to get her a training bra (not needed yet) and Mom wouldn't.

So I made her one - I took dental floss and sewed two bandaids together! She chased me for an hour... I was laughing so hard, I just let her sit on me and beat me.

Ah, memories.

Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 01:49 AM (vlvwn)

480 466
Great heavens! We're a landscape of neuroses, and we're the stable ones. Imagine what it's like among the Left.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (9mTYi)

We're just a little neurotic and generally eccentric. They're fucking nuts. In my experience, those are really the only two kinds of people out there.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 01:49 AM (J+mig)

481 "I am truly sorry to hear that, but it sounds as if you have adjusted well.
Been in Sales my whole career, so I get what a hindrance this could be.
"
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:45 AM (mG3Qj)

Yeah, man... No doubt! I think I heard Howie Mandel say that the best thing that ever happened to him was the advent of the "fist-bump" ...lol.

Personally, I'm a hand-washer when I am preparing food. I clip my nails, wash my hands and make sure that "raw" is not overlapping any other work station.

Other than that? Shake my hand, amigo!

*fistbump*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:51 AM (OQ9R7)

482 ..."Ah, memories."
-Posted by: Chi at July 09, 2015 01:49 AM (vlvwn)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:52 AM (OQ9R7)

483 467

See, this volatile free market stuff really can be fixed. You just have to control the markets.
Posted by: rhomboid at July 09, 2015 01:38 AM (QDnY+)


That's what I'm sayin'!

Posted by: Tom Friedman at July 09, 2015 01:53 AM (sdi6R)

484 Slap,

You're damn near right on in figuring out the problem.

The eyeball, the sense of your feet or ass on a level surface, and your inner ear, all want to "agree" on a common plane.

When one looks over the precipice of a tall building, or looks up at one from the ground, the following occurs:

* Lines of convergence, the eyeball factor. You're not looking at a level horizon, but rather, train tracks converging in the distance, but in the vertical aspect.

* Feet or ass, are level, but your eyes are telling you something different.

* Inner ear? Your head aint' level, lookin' up or down. You don't walk that way, do you?


The upshot is, the three interconnected, but now dis-related sensory inputs, kick your inner pinball machine to TILT! TILT! TILT! mode.

NOW CONVERSELY.

I get you out over the edge, and onto rappel. Nice hardwood seat under your ass. Ass is level, feet are level (though suspended in air), eyes are level, inner ear is level.

Guess what?

You can work out there all day, and be quite productive and effective.

Eventually, you'll even learn to "look down". Just don't do it, at first.

Piece of cake.

I'll give lessons. And still have the gear for up to a 400 ft. (appx 38 stories) height.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 01:53 AM (RzZOc)

485 "Na-na-na-na-na ..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pATX-lV0VFk

-Posted by: the 1980s at July 09, 2015 01:47 AM (YEddG)

Love that tune!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:53 AM (OQ9R7)

486 436 Chtu.......try going up the St. Louis Arch......that would be an adventure for you. Again, I do hope you are doing well!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 09, 2015 01:24 AM (neool)



I've recently lost 15 pounds through fretting and pacing because of identity theft/cyberstalking. It started right before my eyes when Amazon started sending me a bunch of emails to "rate their service" on phone calls. Turns out that anyone knowing a name, address, and private email (generally found on every resume) can get Amazon to cough up all sorts of other data -- last four digits and expirations of every credit card on the account, prior orders, wishlists -- you can even reset the password. For certain ISPs, the last four digits of a credit card and expiration can reset the password on emails. Once someone is into emails, they not only receive updates on all your finances, but can also get you to bite on additional malware -- in my case, a delightful little keylogger called java/classloader that is polymorphic: continues to load and run different bad stuff day-after-day.



Turns out, however, that the individual responsible couldn't help but brag about his knowledge of my emails here, as well as misbehave in other ways that got him banned. So I'm pretty solid in knowing that "Ira Weatheral" is the guy. He wasn't very sophisticated back in his screwing-around-with-Amazon-idiots days, but he's been learning fast.




He is now routinely obscuring his IP address through proxies (he obviously missed the article where 4/5 of free proxies mess with their users....), but he's also been known to use 73.158.54.104 .



He's been posting here as "Joe Dirt" and "fromabroad" -- so he is very much engaged. And Morons should be very careful about clicking on blind links.




On the flip side, I had to liquidate a bunch of investments at places where the security was inadequate right before the markets took a dump.....so.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

487 "I'll give lessons. And still have the gear for up to a 400 ft. (appx 38 stories) height."
-Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 01:53 AM (RzZOc)

You can't teach stupid. You can pound ignorance, but I'll have none of it! ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:56 AM (OQ9R7)

488 Ba-na-na!

Posted by: Minion at July 09, 2015 01:56 AM (zt+N6)

489 I was always under the impression that hollow point ammo was banned from battlefields because it did so much damage. Both sides kinda agreed it was to nasty and cruel.

During the War of Southern Hospitality rifled guns and new ammo (think the pointed musket ammo with the three rings around the base and cannons). It was designed to do maximum damage, sort of like hollow points today.

Speaking of the Civil War and the whole CBF. If we can just ban things from our past and get rid of them. Why not slavery? It never happened and ban all references to it. Boom this country is not racist anymore.

Not that any of this matters since we are headed for collapse. But yeah my point was buy hollow points. Anyone you are likely to have to shoot nowadays isn't gonna be following the Geneva Convention rules of war anyway.

I denounce myself btw...

Posted by: prophet at July 09, 2015 01:56 AM (ZYfBL)

490 Other than that? Shake my hand, amigo!

*fistbump*
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 01:51 AM (OQ9R7

*Big ole Fist Bump*

I am not obsessive about hand washing like that, but I do keep the hands clean and nails short. Daily, not several times a day.

Anything else is just kinda creepy to me.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:57 AM (QNcbF)

491 Those people in Oregon are going to lose their house over not wanting to bake a cake. Ain't that some shit. Makes me really feel like being all inclusive and forgiving and understanding and rainbow-y and everything. Yeah, right.

Posted by: goon at July 09, 2015 01:57 AM (gy5kE)

492 ..."Anything else is just kinda creepy to me."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 01:57 AM (QNcbF)

Agreed. I'm just worried about others when I prepare food. I don't want to be the guy who "sneezes on shit"... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:00 AM (OQ9R7)

493 447 Every time I fly somewhere, I am acutely aware that landing a plane has a lot of similarities to catching an egg on a plate. Taking off is nowhere near so worrisome,
---------------

You have it backwards. Take-off is the sphincter clincher.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2015 01:29 AM (9mTYi)




Takeoff is just speeding until you leave the ground.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

494 On the flip side, I had to liquidate a bunch of investments at places where the security was inadequate right before the markets took a dump.....so.....

Posted by: cthulhu


Ira put you into some crazy cash.

Nice.

I'd go with a new grill with an infrared burner. That or Russian 'investments'.

Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 02:00 AM (VY8H5)

495 "Takeoff is just speeding until you leave the ground."
-Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

...Says the guy who has never experienced a micro-burst or a 40 MPH gust!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:03 AM (OQ9R7)

496 Somewhat a fear of heights. I'm okay on planes, roller coasters and anything with something solid under my feet. But, floor to ceiling glass windows? Nope. Won't get within 5 feet of them. 30th floor window? As long as there is a wall around it, I'm okay.

The other is confining things. Put me in a small room, I'm okay. Plane, I'm fine. Try to take me into a cave that you have to crawl into? Nope. Drain pipe or tunnel? Nope. If I even have any of that in a dream, I wake up and can't go back to sleep.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 09, 2015 02:07 AM (Z7G74)

497 Landing allows you to adjust for factors beyond your control, (for the most part). Taking-off is reactionary and doesn't allow for mistakes that close to the ground.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:08 AM (OQ9R7)

498 Agreed. I'm just worried about others when I prepare food. I don't want to be the guy who "sneezes on shit"... lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:00 AM (OQ9R7

****

*Ignoring the late night troll*

I never, ever, want to see how my food is made.

IRL, I am a good guy, so I like to think that things being made for me come as ordered.

I now realize that I let my inner asshole become outer here sometimes. My apologies to anyone caught up in this. Truly.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 02:10 AM (p7dd/)

499 -Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 09, 2015 02:07 AM (Z7G74)

I first experienced that under a celebratory "dogpile" when I was twelve. I never want to be on the bottom of a bunch of people again.

My lungs were condensed and I couldn't breathe.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:12 AM (OQ9R7)

500 -Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 02:10 AM (p7dd/)

I love you, brother. I'm a recovering asshole! It is ALL GOOD!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:13 AM (OQ9R7)

501 Taking-off is reactionary and doesn't allow for mistakes that close to the ground.

Solution: JATOs.

As long as you don't get the Mythbusters to wire them up, anyway.

http://tinyurl.com/pfskz7g

Posted by: Why are they called jet-assisted when they're rockets? at July 09, 2015 02:16 AM (YEddG)

502 Happy-ish Wed Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at July 09, 2015 02:17 AM (bVIxt)

503 Takeoff on any commercial airliner, with enough surplus thrust (by law) to effect takeoff on ONE ENGINE at MAX GROSS WEIGHT, ain't nuthin' but a cake.

Try it in basic flight training, in a Grumman Cheetah, on a 2,500 ft. strip, only 40 ft. wide, while your plane's wingspan is but 31 ft. wide.

In a crosswind. With but a four cylinder Lycoming giving you all she's got, which is very much barely enough.

Any, and I mean ANY commercial jet airliner, has so much more surplus thrust than is necessary for takeoff, that they can amaze you when lightly loaded, fueled and aggressively piloted.

Every single commercial airliner out there, is capable of nudging through the sound barrier in a shallow dive.

NOT recommended, as all kinds of shock-wavey things can happen to various control surfaces, making subsequent "pull out" a bit problematic for some airframes.

But, the point is, they've got the thrust and power.

Hell, the original Lear 25 had to have speed limiting sensors on the throttles, or the damn thing could fly fast enough to tear itself apart in midair.

Taking off is the easy part.

Landing that bitch, can be a bitch.

And Naval Aviators, are beyond human. Putting a 30,000 lb.+ F/A 18 down on a heaving, moving deck, in the midst of a driving rain? At night?

Though pulling the loud handle in those conditions is a death sentence, I'd likely yank that damn handle, vs. hit the ramp at 160+ mph.

I've only landed light aircraft on a narrow and short strip in the daytime, without adverse weather conditions.

Landing a heavy in a 40 kt. crosswind? Noooooooooooooo.

I'd rather rappel off of a damn tall building. It's MUCH safer!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 02:17 AM (RzZOc)

504 I love you, brother. I'm a recovering asshole! It is ALL GOOD!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:13 AM (OQ9R7)

***
Awesome to hear, and I thank you.

That post of mine could have been read another way, as I did not phrase it well.

Bottom line, I appreciate the pass. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 02:18 AM (p7dd/)

505 But Greece was following marxist economic principles, they should have recovered by now... I blame Germany's treachery. How could I possibly have forseen that? It does nothing to invalidate marxist principles, which are basically sound. No, I refuse to change my mind, or accept any blame.

Posted by: Mr. Chelsea Clinton at July 09, 2015 02:20 AM (F1Z8f)

506 bush got $100,000 for speaking at charity for wounded warriors!

Posted by: william edward hickman at July 09, 2015 02:22 AM (XvjuI)

507 Slap.


I'm just an asshole.

Recovering assholes, well, they go to those damn meetings.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 02:22 AM (RzZOc)

508 Any, and I mean ANY commercial jet airliner, has so much more surplus thrust than is necessary for takeoff, that they can amaze you when
lightly loaded, fueled and aggressively piloted.


Hell yeah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-w5LW2Mvlc#t=0m31s

Posted by: although I wish they all could be 757s at July 09, 2015 02:22 AM (YEddG)

509 -Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 02:18 AM (p7dd/)

You too, amigo. May your sales come easier than a sixteen-year-old in a Five-Star whorehouse!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:23 AM (OQ9R7)

510 Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 01:55 AM (EzgxV)


Any idea why he/it singled you out?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2015 02:23 AM (HtUkt)

511 Recovering assholes, well, they go to those damn meetings.

That was the ol' days. Now we have Desitin ...

Posted by: Adriane the Anatomy Critic ... at July 09, 2015 02:25 AM (bVIxt)

512 You too, amigo. May your sales come easier than a sixteen-year-old in a Five-Star whorehouse!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:23 AM (OQ9R7)

***

I'll just LOL here. Not much I could add to that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 02:26 AM (mG3Qj)

513 -Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 02:22 AM (RzZOc)

*cheers!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:27 AM (OQ9R7)

514 "That was the ol' days. Now we have Desitin..."
-Posted by: Adriane the Anatomy Critic ... at July 09, 2015 02:25 AM (bVIxt)

Crude, yet effective.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:30 AM (OQ9R7)

515 Oldest son had vertigo in his younger years. After many doctors and many tests, otolaryngologist said his inner ear wasn't draining fluid. Much like the cause of middle ear infections. So decongestants for a week or two after a cold became our best weapon. He outgrew it, but knows the signs.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 02:31 AM (GzDYP)

516 510 Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 01:55 AM (EzgxV)


Any idea why he/it singled you out?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2015 02:23 AM (HtUkt)




This is going to sound like the stupidist thing in forever.....but both my online and IRL names are iconic. At one point, Ira said something like, "all the best names are taken". So the fact that I've been "cthulhu" on various computer systems since 1980 is a reason to fuck around with me and riffle around in my financial and email accounts....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

517 Slap.


But what does one do, when they find themselves addicted to Twelve Step programs?

0_o



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


(hasta la nite nite, Horde!)

Posted by: Jim at July 09, 2015 02:32 AM (RzZOc)

518 But what does one do, when they find themselves addicted to Twelve Step programs?

The first rule of Fight Club ...

Posted by: Zombie Tyler Durden at July 09, 2015 02:36 AM (YEddG)

519 -Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 02:31 AM (GzDYP)

I had to have "tubes" placed in my ears as a child. After the draining, I was better.

It took me another thirty years to become "dysmorphic" and vertigo-driven.

Maybe I need a second set of tubes?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:36 AM (OQ9R7)

520 I don't know, Jim. I simply don't know.

...G'Night, amigo.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:37 AM (OQ9R7)

521 "This is going to sound like the stupidest thing in forever...."
-Posted by: cthulhu at July 09, 2015 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

It sounds like a "Hot Take" from Vox, man.

Other than that, how's Life treating you?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:40 AM (OQ9R7)

522 It was a menial, fake apology for bringing up Sally Kohn as "a woman".
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 12:26 AM (OQ9R7)
---
You should apologize, daddy. When I was growing up, I always felt like a boy on the inside.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at July 09, 2015 02:43 AM (F1Z8f)

523 ...I'll take your answer downstairs, as this computer is "acting-up".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:44 AM (OQ9R7)

524 G'night Horde.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 09, 2015 02:45 AM (+2//H)

525 The curious thing about inner-ear disorders is that I've also seen them linked to rhythm problems and to dyslexia and its cousins. And, well, I'm not a percussionist, and I am mildly dyslexic/dyscalculic. *shrug*

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 02:45 AM (iuQS7)

526 Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:36 AM (OQ9R7)

Maybe I need a second set of tubes?

Yeah, just extra skinny long ones. Ask for the cocktail straws!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 02:47 AM (GzDYP)

527 G'Night, Monster

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 09, 2015 02:51 AM (OQ9R7)

528 Well I know they say ear canals straighten out as you grow, therefore less infections due to better drainage/less congestion. One of mine is "crooked" they tell me. I get swimmer's ear without swimming. Lol. I have no idea what happens to your inner ear as you mature. You don't really want it to straighten and it is much more complicated.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 02:56 AM (GzDYP)

529 Hammer,

Regarding retro radios, check these guys,
http://www.retrosound.com/category-s/26873.htm

problem is gonna be the CD player part, just typically not enough room on the faceplate for that but I think they have some bluetooth options to run music off your phone or using aux input jacks.

Posted by: Bob in Houston at July 09, 2015 02:58 AM (b7AU3)

530 Adios Horde. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 02:59 AM (mG3Qj)

531 -Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 02:45 AM (iuQS7)

I was a "Puke-Factory" until I was seven. A hearing test put them on the right trail and I was "good" through my twenties. Into my late thirties, I'd developed a sense of vertigo.

The worst part is trying to sleep and "falling" every night.

The sudden onset of imbalance can be counter-acted with reason and perspective. The "Falling Off The Bed" is involuntary and keeps me from getting a full night's sleep.


Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) T at July 09, 2015 03:00 AM (OQ9R7)

532 G'Night, MWNP.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) T at July 09, 2015 03:00 AM (OQ9R7)

533 I dove into the room and took out Tomario while Lynne and Chuck were cowering in a corner, but let's let that be our little secret. I taught those two everything they know about journalism.

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 09, 2015 03:02 AM (F1Z8f)

534 problem is gonna be the CD player part, just typically not enough room on the faceplate for that but I think they have some bluetooth options to run music off your phone or using aux input jacks.

Posted by: Bob in Houston



It's hard to find a reason to install a CD player in a car these days.

Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 03:03 AM (VY8H5)

535 well, they've got a very good bass section, but no top-tenors, that's for sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NuTaQsMNaE

Posted by: not Ariana Grande at July 09, 2015 03:04 AM (YEddG)

536 "You should apologize, daddy. When I was growing up, I always felt like a boy on the inside."
-Posted by: Sally Kohn at July 09, 2015 02:43 AM (F1Z8f)

Suck a dick.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:09 AM (OQ9R7)

537 Evening/morning all,

Just completed my latest Dallas to Detroit odyssey, only this time it took me 20 hours, my worst time yet. Having to stop for a nap or two doesn't help.

I'm whipped so will catch up on the reading later. Goodnight.

Posted by: Blano at July 09, 2015 03:10 AM (rkBpl)

538 G'Night, Blano.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:13 AM (OQ9R7)

539 Slap, have you tried a different sleeping position? I occasionally get that hard "falling" twitch when I lie on my side, but the worst that happens when I lie on my stomach is waking up dizzy from sinus pressure.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 03:14 AM (iuQS7)

540 "Just completed my latest Dallas to Detroit odyssey, only this time it
took me 20 hours, my worst time yet. Having to stop for a nap or two
doesn't help."

That's about 1200 miles or so. Back when I was driving a Truck, 20 hours would be a darn good time.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 03:14 AM (rJaAZ)

541 Slapweasel,

Have you tried sleeping on the floor?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 03:15 AM (rJaAZ)

542 New York, you know .... has got a whole lotta soul ...
Londontown ... is to doggone cold ...

But Detroit got ...

What the heck is in Detroit these days?

Posted by: Adriane the Musical Critic ... at July 09, 2015 03:17 AM (bVIxt)

543 I've tried everything. Left side, right side, face down, (which I prefer), and I twist wildly as I fall asleep. I cannot keep anything on my nightstand because it will get knocked over, eventually.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)

544
"Slapweasel,
Have you tried sleeping on the floor?
"
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 03:15 AM (rJaAZ)

I wind up there, sometimes, but 'no.'

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:19 AM (OQ9R7)

545 Ugh, how frustrating, Slap. Sorry you're dealing with that--the twitch is bad enough.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 03:23 AM (iuQS7)

546 Years ago, I had the falling dreams and night time vertigo. Thought I was a tad nuts at the time. Went to the Mental Health Guys at the Hospital and the guy I talked too suggested sleeping on the floor.

It worked for me. He explained that sub consciously your Brain now knew you were on level ground and couldn't fall.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 03:24 AM (rJaAZ)

547 LoL

Trump's comments "have infuriated a key election constituency.

That being big money gopE donors.

BFD

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 03:27 AM (rJaAZ)

548 My ever-loving had vertigo from an inner ear infection when she was 45. The infection went away, but the remaining fluid would not drain which meant that the vertigo would not go away. She was literally going through hell.

She bad a tubes placed in her and theg finally drained. But the tubes were supposed to fall out and disappear in 6-12 months. After 18 months they were surgically removed.

Her ear drum(s) bled inxto her inner ear causing a new round of vertigo. More hell, but it did stop after a few weeks.

Neither of us ever want to go through that again (maybe her more so.)

Vomiting every time you stand up or just look sideways can surely ruin your life. But she knew that so many people (7 kids, 8 kids if you include me) depended on her, and that gave her the strength to pull through it. She is so much stronger than me. (But Hillary had to make hard choices, like not divorcing Wet Willy.)

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 09, 2015 03:27 AM (+jijM)

549 If you're having trouble catching 40 winks, you should try sleeping in my car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5fn1DfqPfA

Posted by: Roxette, trying to hung (hang?) on at July 09, 2015 03:28 AM (YEddG)

550 Slap, could it help you to sleep more upright, your head raised like in an easy chair or a hospital bed?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 03:28 AM (GzDYP)

551 I'll be okay. The word "suffer" doesn't even get into my vocabulary! I make-do and soldier on, amigos!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:29 AM (OQ9R7)

552 543 I've tried everything. Left side, right side, face down, (which I prefer), and I twist wildly as I fall asleep. I cannot keep anything on my nightstand because it will get knocked over, eventually.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)

Mr. Party All The Time, Party All the Time....

Seriously, try sleeping on the floor. You can use one of those camping pads for comfort.

Alternately, do what raging drunks do to stop the bed spins. Put one foot on the ground. Of course, you may have to be raging drunk to fall asleep that way, so it's really a win win situation.

:0

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 09, 2015 03:29 AM (+YMhA)

553 Slap,

Run 16 miles, towel off, and try to sleep.

Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 03:30 AM (VY8H5)

554 -Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 03:28 AM (GzDYP)

Maybe. I've never tried that. Perhaps I should embrace my "inner astronaut"! ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:30 AM (OQ9R7)

555 Yee gads. I can only imagine what zero gravity would do to the ear fluids! Actually, might be great!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 03:34 AM (GzDYP)

556 Eesh, bergerbilder, what a nightmare! Sounds like she's one tough lady.

And Slap, to tie all this back to another discussion upthread, *that* attitude--"make do and carry on"--is what separates us from the Left. Good on ya, mate.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 03:34 AM (iuQS7)

557 "Run 16 miles, towel off, and try to sleep."
-Posted by: A voice coming from the bathroom drains at July 09, 2015 03:30 AM (VY8H5)

I walk for more than that, (a few times a week), during March-October. The dog won't do it anymore, poor baby, but I quite possibly need to press myself further.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:35 AM (OQ9R7)

558 Well, speaking of sleep, I suppose I'd better get some while the gettin's good. Nitol!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 09, 2015 03:40 AM (iuQS7)

559 You guys are awesome! I'm going to try sleeping on the floor because I've got no better ideas. I've knocked so many things off of my night stand that I might as well start a bowling league.

I call the "episodes" Night Terrors at times, but that's not really the case, even though I feel "terrorized" by "falling" as many as fifty times in-a-row over a period of four-or-five hours.

...takes a lot out of a dude to wake up after an hour of actual sleep.

As you can tell, I've always been in good spirits about this because I refuse to let this define me. I speak of it in confidence with our late-night crowd.

I don't want to feel "broken" because I'll defeat this, eventually.

I Am Not A Special Snowflake! LOL!


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:50 AM (OQ9R7)

560 G'Night, Elizabeth!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:51 AM (OQ9R7)

561 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 09, 2015 03:27 AM (+jijM)

I am glad to hear your awesome wife was given relief. Tubes were not offered as an option to my son in...1990?

He knows the problem might someday resurface so, thanks for the info. 7 kids?! Kudos to you both!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 09, 2015 03:51 AM (GzDYP)

562 Had positional vertigo for 6 months.

You should be able to tell which side is dominant if you can't have someone watch your eyes and which way they move and where they start from.

That's the ear with the problem (we'll get to both in a sec).

When your vertigo starts twist your head quikly towards the ear and sometimes bending the neck down or back will also help.

This moves the little crystals that are at fault away from the sensor hairs.

if it's both then tip your head back or forward and that should slow the amount of time the vertigo lasts.

Experiment. those are twisty little channels and what worked for me may not work for you but the idea is to move the crystals away from the sensor hairs.

You can also determine the side by trying to force one to happen by leaning your head away or towards and see if that brings them on. Eventually they'll go away what you want to aim for is reducing the time that you are trapped and off balance.

Google is your friend google vertigo and you'll find out all the stuff I learned to get at mine.

Ain't growing old fun?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 09, 2015 03:51 AM (x3GpS)

563 ..."Ain't growing old fun?"
-Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 09, 2015 03:51 AM (x3GpS)

It's a beauty, man!

Bring It On!

Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:55 AM (OQ9R7)

564 Sleeping with your upper torso at an angle will also help and it helps any apnea or snoring you may have.

Not much only about a 5-6" inch over about 2' will do. Your back may ache a bit at first, depends on if you sleep on your stomach or on your back predominantly.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 09, 2015 03:57 AM (x3GpS)

565 "Ain't growing old fun?"

The physical side. No

The mental side. Yes

You can always blame any craziness on "old age"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 04:00 AM (rJaAZ)

566 I'm off to try this "sleep" thing again for tonight. Thanks for the advice!
...I love you guys.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 04:00 AM (OQ9R7)

567 New Hash.

Dish net must be having all kinds of probs with the clouds.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 04:01 AM (rJaAZ)

568 ..."You can always blame any craziness on "old age"."
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 04:00 AM (rJaAZ)

LOL!

G'night, Amigo!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 04:01 AM (OQ9R7)

569 "Ain't growing old fun?"
-Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 09, 2015 03:51 AM (x3GpS)

It's a beauty, man!

Bring It On!

Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 03:55 AM (OQ9R7)

***

*****

As with most things, better than the alternative. Be well My Man!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 09, 2015 04:01 AM (p7dd/)

570 My 6 months started on Jan 1. (yeah cute huh) I had not been drinking so I knew I had a problem.

woke up with the room spinning.

but I'd had this once before and knew some of what to do. It was pretty heavy for a while until the exercises and tilting my head finally started to take effect. I had to be careful how I moved my head so as not to bring on an attack when I was out in public or driving.

Having experience driving while semi intoxicated as a youth probably helped and I was also a sailor so I know to not depend on my eyes for balance. Even though it's the vestibules that are at fault, the problem comes about because they're hard wired into your eye muscles so your eyes react with the signal but you yourself can force a feeling of balance so you don't fall.

You don't want to try to stand on one foot during one but you can usually get to a supporting wall or something so you can stabilize and keep from falling.

I got to the point where I could short circuit an attack in about a second or two so to any one watching it just looked like I had the twitches.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 09, 2015 04:04 AM (x3GpS)

571 I don't want to feel "broken" because I'll defeat this, eventually.

I Am Not A Special Snowflake! LOL!


Posted by: Slapweasel,


As dudes are compelled to search for answers, simple things can irritate and easy answers make it worse.

I'm not you, nor will I ever presume to be.

But, find someone who has done this before. You know of peeps in your wheelhouse. Guaranteed there are some who are there with you.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 09, 2015 04:06 AM (VY8H5)

572 So, I was about to go to sleep. I've been staying up all evening trying to play this new phone game I got, and I have no idea what I'm doing. It acts like there's some great reward, but I can't seem to get anything right.

There are no difficulty settings, and the other players all seem pretty confident but nobody responds to any requests.

I was wondering if anyone ever heard of it, maybe someone will have some tips.

It's called Tinder.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 09, 2015 04:16 AM (bLnSU)

573 Wish I could help you out, Merovign.

I don't play games on my phone...funnily enoughI do more talking on it than texting...I don't even like texting on it (but will for a certain someone).



Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 09, 2015 04:19 AM (kmtse)

574 102. Furious about this. But it will get worse. What about those who fought in the great imperialist war against poor Vietnam or all those white men and women who fought against the religion of peace in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere who are currently buried at Arlington? Nothing is beyond the pale for totalitarians

Posted by: gracepmc at July 09, 2015 04:24 AM (DMQhB)

575 Good Morning SMFH

How ya be?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 04:27 AM (rJaAZ)

576 Nobody got the Tinder thing. I tried to make it obvious.

Tinder's a dating app.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 09, 2015 04:29 AM (bLnSU)

577 Heya Tim!

Doing good. Doing some homework while listening to Janet Jackson.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 09, 2015 04:30 AM (kmtse)

578 *unstatic*

-Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 09, 2015 04:06 AM (VY8H5)

You're one of The Best. You're a realist... period. After a decade, (yup), of exhausting exercises, I am going to join a "sleep study" because this is unsustainable.

I'm forgetting things that I would have never forgotten in the past. That will be corrected, eventually.

Oh... You were one of the first to tell me to Shut The Fuck Up and then linked me to a quality job opportunity.

...This is the Horde.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 04:31 AM (OQ9R7)

579 Hey Slap

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 09, 2015 04:32 AM (kmtse)

580 Howdy, SMFH!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 04:32 AM (OQ9R7)

581 I am not even trying to accomplish anything. Every time I do the wounded Kitteh that Daughter #1 brought home from the Vets Office climbs up on me wanting attention.

Oh well, always Tomorrow.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 04:38 AM (rJaAZ)

582 Okay... I need sleep.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) T at July 09, 2015 04:43 AM (OQ9R7)

583 I love my kids and grandchild and grandchild on the way (Oct), but damn, I do enjoy not having them around, God help me.

I can spoil the grandbaybehs to my heart's content, then leave them all hyped up. Payback truly is a bitch. Heh.

Being a grandparent is the perfect weapon to use against your kids that caused you hell when they were teens.

When said grandparent is one word away (or so some say) from going postal, the enjoyment level rises exponestially.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 09, 2015 04:45 AM (kmtse)

584 ...No, I don't think I told Mr. Slapweasel to STFU.

Would never. We're all flawed. We're a bit off.

Some Higher Being love us all.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 09, 2015 04:50 AM (VY8H5)

585 Another 3 and half hours and it have been raining here for a whole day.

Some would find that depressing.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 05:12 AM (rJaAZ)

586 G'morning, all.


Wonder if our Mayor fired anyone else over night.

Local polling on two local stations show a 7-3 public opinion against the firing of our Police Commissioner.

At least our interim Police Commissioner is white.
So we have a white guy to blame for the racists failings of the city government.

That whole Black mayor, black Chief, mostly black City Council, charging the black city cop with murdering the black known drug dealer, who was selling drugs to the black community, all because the city is racist was getting old.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 05:26 AM (VPLuQ)

587 My preggers daughter and granddaughter (and a ginger son-in-law, heh) live in southern Illinois. I was born in Chicago, as were my mom and dad.

I was kinda hoping for a Flynn win, but I have to be honest, I kinda knew he wasn't gonna win. The Establishment has most of the Benjamins and name recognition, so...

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 09, 2015 05:27 AM (kmtse)

588 I figured Flynn had an even money shot. Was I wrong. Last political campaign for me.

Trust not in Princes.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 05:31 AM (rJaAZ)

589 Tim,

So-called "conservatives' are more concerned with keeping their seats, just like everywhere else. And the son of the Trans Sec under Obama was going to be kept.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 09, 2015 05:33 AM (kmtse)

590 Just fighting over a dead carcass. That is all that is going on.

It took the Soviets 70 years to deplete the real wealth that the Czars had built up. The Chicoms 40 years to deplete what little the Nationalist had built.

The norks, sandinistas, chavezuelans. cubans, lesser communists don't even count because there was no real wealth to plunder.

The United States is a different story. Someone who is a better qualified Economist needs to study this but I think the plundering could go on for over a Century here before we are back at square 1.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 05:41 AM (rJaAZ)

591 "I figured Flynn had an even money shot. Was I wrong. Last political campaign for me.

Trust not in Princes."

While it can be depressing, don't let it knock you out of the fight.

Here in Baltimore, our family put time, sweat and a lot of emotional capitol into the local race for County Executive.
Our conservative candidate did lose, but the incumbent SOB had to fight to keep his seat.

And while I put some effort into it, but not as much as the County Executive race, which we honestly thought we had a shot at, the heavily democratic State of Maryland turned around and elected a Republican as Governor.
A Governor who ran on the unapologetic platform of fiscal responsibility, and reducing State spending.

If you're in the fight, you may lose.
Hell, the odds are that you will lose.

If you're not in the fight, winning, even occasionally is not possible.

This may sound like self conflicting advice from a supporter of the LIB theory of how to move forward.

And in a way it is.

But, if you quit...the bastards win.
Every time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 05:47 AM (VPLuQ)

592 "But, if you quit...the bastards win.

Every time.

We have 19 Trillion Dollars in real debt. depending on who you want to believe we have 100 -200 trillion in unfunded debt.

How do you propose that be paid.

Here in Illinois the State Pension is in the hole foe 200 + Billion dollars.

There is no way short of hyper inflation that any of this debt can be repaid.

I am not in the LIB crowd.

I am in the "it is already burnt crowd" The scavengers are just picking through the ashes looking for shiny baubles.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 05:56 AM (rJaAZ)

593 "I am in the "it is already burnt crowd" The scavengers are just picking through the ashes looking for shiny baubles."

I tend to agree with you on that.

And I honestly don't do my deepest thinking at six in the morning, after the mental turmoil of a community meeting the night before has me so spun up that at 0430 I throw the covers off, and say "I didn't really need to sleep tonight anyhow".

And you bring up a lot of good points about how in the hell do we solve all these problems.

But, at some point, prior to Tim's defeat, you felt that if he won the nomination, and ultimately took office, that his victory would be of some benefit to the long term cause.

So, even if for a brief moment in time you felt there was a small smattering of hope.

Losing sucks.
And when it comes to the fight for the spirit and soul of this nation, my commitment and resolve ebbs and flows.
I hit high points...and I hit low points.

And those are the demons of my own making that I have to deal with.

Which means that I tend to sort of suck when it comes to offering advice.
Especially unsolicited advice.

But, it's what I do.
I muck through life, losing more often then I win.
But still, cherishing the wins.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:12 AM (VPLuQ)

594 But still, cherishing the wins.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:12 AM (VPLuQ)

When the entire world is determined to crush you down, and you still find the will to put on your shoes and go to work... that's victory.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 06:22 AM (J+mig)

595 The miracle of another day. Pause and be thankful. After that, you're on your own.

Posted by: Reflective HAL 9000 at July 09, 2015 06:24 AM (VcOqI)

596 Damn, Cato.

I almost read that as "to put on your pants"

Then I remembered where I was.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:24 AM (VPLuQ)

597 "When the entire world is determined to crush you down, and you still find the will to put on your shoes and go to work... that's victory." - Cato the Rebel Without a Party

Go to work to earn the money that those who are determined to crush you down take so they can continue to do the crushing. A real catch 22.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 09, 2015 06:27 AM (rnH8X)

598 I wish I had climbed aboard Lynne Russell when she was 22.

Posted by: Reflective HAL 9000 at July 09, 2015 06:27 AM (VcOqI)

599 Well! Looks like China has solved their market melt down problem.

It was simple, really. The government issued an edict that large shareholders can't sell shares.

End of problem. You bought it, you own it. Some kind of Pottery Barn corollary.

Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 09, 2015 06:29 AM (LFClz)

600 "The miracle of another day. Pause and be thankful. After that, you're on your own."

Not in the SMOD crowd either but if it does have to hit something I hoping on Hal 9000.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 09, 2015 06:30 AM (rJaAZ)

601 Morning all

I can't believe what's happening to my Country

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2015 06:34 AM (wq4B0)

602 Good morning NGU.


I thought I had seen you comment the other day..

You gonna be around Walter Reed on Thursday per chance?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:36 AM (VPLuQ)

603 But, if you quit...the bastards win.

Every time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 05:47 AM (VPLuQ)

Sometimes things get really bad. Sometimes they get inescapably bad. But the actions of one good man - even a flawed man who tries to be virtuous - during those times can reverberate through history. Maybe we can't win. Maybe we can still prevent the victory of evil.

Think of Valley Forge, and how every soldier must have struggled against thoughts of desertion. Think of John Paul Jones, every mast broken, and his ship leaking.

Think how it must have seemed to Samson, shorn of the source of his power, and driven whipped and naked into the temple, mocked by the priests of Dagon. How the victory of evil must have seemed so imminent, permanent, and inevitable. Now there is no priesthood of Dagon anywhere in the world entire.

There is something greater than every Earthly power, there is something going on in time and space, and it means destiny.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 06:36 AM (J+mig)

604 You gonna be around Walter Reed on Thursday per chance?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:36 AM (VPLuQ)


Next Thursday. This week I head to Portsmouth

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2015 06:38 AM (wq4B0)

605 "Next Thursday. This week I head to Portsmouth"


This is the point in the morning where VIA says to himself, "Hey dodo head, today is Thursday, and you got the day of the week wrong too".

Looks like I will be in Bldg 19(?) Dermatology next Wednesday, also known as the 15th.

I either need coffee, or sleep.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:44 AM (VPLuQ)

606 Looks like I will be in Bldg 19(?) Dermatology next Wednesday, also known as the 15th.

I either need coffee, or sleep.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:44 AM (VPLuQ)

Well I am going to be there next week Thursday thru Sunday. Stay in touch

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2015 06:46 AM (wq4B0)

607 So as the saying goes, though there may be wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled.

This is still God's world. They may deny Him, they may even take power for a time, but they can not hold it, and they can't take it with them. In the long run, no matter how long, we already know how it ends. They lose.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 06:47 AM (J+mig)

608 Ou-est le Vic?

Posted by: Anti-socialist at July 09, 2015 06:48 AM (+kznc)

609 " Ou-est le Vic?"


Je suis Vic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:49 AM (VPLuQ)

610 The Russian leaders and others plundered for themselves. The US gives it away to half of the country every month.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2015 06:47 AM (3ps4w)


The US gives it away to half of the country every month while also supporting countries with foreign aid who hate our guts.

Added for accuracy.

Posted by: RickZ at July 09, 2015 06:50 AM (YvqKB)

611 I knew my dad would kill him so I didn't want to turn him in.

Shit like that off and on your whole life, you get skittish.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 09, 2015 12:40 AM (j0kTB)


Shit. I read that NOW and I want to kill him.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at July 09, 2015 06:50 AM (fwARV)

612 Je suis Vic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:49 AM (VPLuQ)

I am Groot.

Posted by: Groot at July 09, 2015 06:50 AM (J+mig)

613 The United States is a different story. Someone who is abetter qualified Economist needs to study this but I think the plundering could go on for over a Century here before we are back at square 1.



Twenty years. The Russian leaders and others plundered for themselves. The US gives it away to half of the country every month.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2015 06:53 AM (vDbXI)

614 " I am Groot."


Well, OK.


Everybody, except Groot, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 06:55 AM (VPLuQ)

615 Twenty years. The Russian leaders and others
plundered for themselves. The US gives it away to half of the country
every month.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2015 06:53 AM (vDbXI)

There's also been decades of pre-plundering going on. Economic hollowing, outsourcing, rampant cronyism, running up the debt on benefits, etc. It can't go on.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 06:55 AM (J+mig)

616
Well! Looks like China has solved their market melt down problem. It was simple, really. The government issued an edict that large shareholders can't sell shares.
Posted by: Cassie Frankless




Can you imagine living in such an authoritarian socialist state, where the government can simply deem what can be done with financial instruments and arbitrarily set their worth?

Posted by: GM Bondholders and Everyone Else TARP'd in the Neck

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 09, 2015 06:59 AM (kdS6q)

617 Can you imagine living in such an authoritarian
socialist state, where the government can simply deem what can be done
with financial instruments and arbitrarily set their worth?

Posted by: GM Bondholders and Everyone Else TARP'd in the Neck


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 09, 2015 06:59 AM (kdS6q)

Never occurred to me.
Posted by: Cash out those 401ks

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2015 07:04 AM (j7iSn)

618 Can you imagine living in such an authoritarian socialist state, where the government can simply deem what can be done with financial instruments and arbitrarily set their worth?

Posted by: GM Bondholders and Everyone Else TARP'd in the Neck


Can you imagine living in such an authoritarian socialist state, where the government can simply deem that the State owns the contents of your 401k?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at July 09, 2015 07:05 AM (fwARV)

619 "Can you imagine living in such an authoritarian
socialist state, where the government can simply deem what can be done
with financial instruments and arbitrarily set their worth?

Posted by: GM Bondholders and Everyone Else TARP'd in the Neck"

We find your ideas to be intriguing, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: Government of Greece at July 09, 2015 07:07 AM (VPLuQ)

620 Anybody seen my pants?

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at July 09, 2015 07:07 AM (+kznc)

621 "Can you imagine living in such an authoritarian socialist state, where the government can simply deem that the State owns the contents of your 401k?"

Slow down

*Scribbles furiously*

Posted by: Government of Greece at July 09, 2015 07:08 AM (VPLuQ)

622 Has anybody seen my pants?
Is there an app for that?

Posted by: Boss Moss at July 09, 2015 07:09 AM (s2Kke)

623 Slow down



*Scribbles furiously*

Posted by: Government of Greece at July 09, 2015 07:08 AM (VPLuQ)

Speaking of time, this is just a friendly reminder that our appointment is still on.

Posted by: The Gods of the Copybook Headings at July 09, 2015 07:09 AM (J+mig)

624 "Anybody seen my pants?"

Pants not allowed.

Moose at the front should have told you

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:10 AM (VPLuQ)

625 622
Has anybody seen my pants?
Is there an app for that?


Posted by: Boss Moss at July 09, 2015 07:09 AM (s2Kke)

That's brilliant. Short-range locator beacons, stick to articles of clothing, wallets, cell phones, car keys, etc. Help your local drunk reassemble themselves when the party's over. Or just find the car keys when you lose them.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:11 AM (J+mig)

626 Or just find the car keys when you lose them.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:11 AM (J+mig)


Or the damn clicker.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at July 09, 2015 07:12 AM (fwARV)

627 "That's brilliant. Short-range locator beacons, stick to articles of clothing, wallets, cell phones, car keys, etc. Help your local drunk reassemble themselves when the party's over. Or just find the car keys when you lose them."

I know, right.


http://tinyurl.com/os97gxs

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:13 AM (VPLuQ)

628 So I went to Reddit. Ya, looks like Digg I said. So I went to Digg. Yas, still there. (I got into a poo flinging contest with a rival band of howlers there once. We were badly outnumbered.)

arstechnica
buzzfeed
gawker

ReallY, is this what the internet is for?

Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 09, 2015 07:14 AM (6KxVe)

629 http://tinyurl.com/os97gxs



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:13 AM (VPLuQ)

Damn you, Capitalism! How do I get beaten to the punch for every invention, every time?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:14 AM (J+mig)

630 628
So I went to Reddit.

Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 09, 2015 07:14 AM (6KxVe)



That was the first mistake. Learn not to make it, and the others don't follow.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:15 AM (J+mig)

631 "ReallY, is this what the internet is for?"

Current theory is that the internet was created to allow the posting of cat videos.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:15 AM (VPLuQ)

632 Sorry



Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, July 09, 2015. On this day in 1922 Tarzan swam the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the minute barrier. He later got to swim naked with Maureen O'Sullivan.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:15 AM (GpgJl)

633 The Memphis city council has voted to have the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest removed. I suppose they will get the statue too. Will they remove all vestigages of the NAACP? After all everything they do, everything, is based on race. Therefore they are the most racist organization in the US.


http://exm.nr/1KWhipm

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:16 AM (GpgJl)

634 Current theory is that the internet was created to allow the posting of cat videos.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:15 AM (VPLuQ)

Yes, but it's had remarkable applications in multiversal theory. The current consensus is that it's cats all the way down.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:16 AM (J+mig)

635 And the SC House has voted to remove the CBF from in front of the monument. No vote to remove the NAACP here either.


http://fxn.ws/1LTuTyx

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:16 AM (GpgJl)

636 President Obama is facing bipartisan criticism for hosting Vietnam's Communist Party boss at the White House this week, given the government's deplorable human rights record and authoritarian one-party system.


Well, don't they know Obama is also a communist, and we also have a one Party system here.


http://fxn.ws/1CqPpVw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:16 AM (GpgJl)

637
Gowdy shows the public that Scankles is a liar. Most of the public (70%) already knows this.


http://fxn.ws/1NUSP3X

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:17 AM (GpgJl)

638 In fact, she had 3, 2 of which were issued BEFORE she destroyed the server. And that is known as destroying evidence and is another felony she is guilty of but will never be prosecuted.


http://bit.ly/1KWlpBU

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:17 AM (GpgJl)

639 The goods on Magnum PI's water theft.


http://fxn.ws/1CqAWZj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:17 AM (GpgJl)

640 The Baltimore Mayor has fired the police commissioner because of all the violence that the States Attorney and Obama drummed up in the city.


http://fxn.ws/1CqPLeC

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:18 AM (GpgJl)

641 Nobel Prize winning scientist calls Obama a liar and an idiot on Global Warming. This after he backed him for election. I guess he doesn't like his shit sandwich.


http://fxn.ws/1S9zpbV

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:18 AM (GpgJl)

642 The House has voted to ban the Confederate flag in federal cemeteries. I guess that will get rid of the flag over confederate troops buried at Gettysburg and other battlefields.


http://bit.ly/1JVFuae

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:19 AM (GpgJl)

643 Obama is reviving the death panels that Palin warned about and the Democrat PR assholes known as the press ridiculed..


http://lat.ms/1NPE1CW

While our military is cutting to the bone marrow the mooch is spending $600K to remodel the WH dining room. I guess flying all over the world at taxpayer expense is not enough for her.


http://dailym.ai/1fnXXCl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:19 AM (GpgJl)

644 Washington DC now wants to allow non-citizens to vote.


http://bit.ly/1dN5bhw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:19 AM (GpgJl)

645 The Senate non-Intelligence Committee has voted to push a bill that would force social media providers to report activity by its users.


http://yhoo.it/1LXW2BF

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:20 AM (GpgJl)

646
Cincinnati Police Chief decides to call a hate crime a hate crime.


http://bit.ly/1ILqugm

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:20 AM (GpgJl)

647 Therefore they are the most racist organization in the US.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:16 AM (GpgJl)

Someone get me a clip of the Star Trek computer voice going "Incorrect!"
The most racist organization in the United States was once the English-speaking world's largest and most vociferous institutional supporter of slavery. It was the dominant political party in every state that seceded from the Union. It dominated post-Reconstruction politics, instituted the Jim Crow laws, and the KKK's membership exclusively came from it. For doing so much to further the cause of evil, it has never apologized, not even once. In the modern era, it's notable for a patronizing ethos that heavily implies that minorities can't take care of themselves and need an "enlightened" elite to do it for them.

The most racist organization in the United States is the Democratic Party.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:20 AM (J+mig)

648 De Commio aide helped cover up Al Sharpton's crimes.


http://bit.ly/1HdD2Zs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:20 AM (GpgJl)

649 Maine Gov signs bill into law to end the requirement for a permit for concealed carry in ME.


http://bit.ly/1NPKcXz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:20 AM (GpgJl)

650 NC has ran out of the Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates due to a rush of orders.


http://bit.ly/1Cq9L0E

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:21 AM (GpgJl)

651 SJWs don't like for Republicans to call good-looking women "hot".


http://bit.ly/1D2zPtT

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:21 AM (GpgJl)

652 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1gpGUzR

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:21 AM (GpgJl)

653 Local NAaaCP says that charges for yooths that trashed a Walmart are too harsh. Shoulda given them a cupcake and sent them home.

Posted by: freaked at July 09, 2015 07:22 AM (BO/km)

654 651
SJWs don't like for Republicans to call good-looking women "hot".


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:21 AM (GpgJl)

Well, yes, but that's because they're hideous trolls who also can't win miss congeniality.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:23 AM (J+mig)

655 Nobel Prize winning scientist calls Obama a liar and an idiot on Global Warming. This after he backed him for election. I guess he doesn't like his shit sandwich.


#ToughShit
#TooLate

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2015 07:26 AM (wmrFg)

656 652
Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1gpGUzR

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:21 AM (GpgJl)

That wins political cartoons forever.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:26 AM (J+mig)

657 Was Tom Selleck driving the water truck?

Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 09, 2015 07:26 AM (6KxVe)

658 657
Was Tom Selleck driving the water truck?





Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 09, 2015 07:26 AM (6KxVe)


Nobody has reported that.

But I am going back to my rocking chair

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

659 The NAACP has to be a close second though, and it's also a member of the first...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:32 AM (J+mig)

660 Was Tom Selleck driving the water truck?
Posted by: Cassie Frankless at July 09, 2015 07:26 AM


Something about this story smells, and not of avocados.

I know nothing about Selleck as a person, but the story being given out is way short on details. Moreover, that much "theft" is an actual crime, so why aren't the police involved? Could it be because the water company has no actual evidence that ol' Tom was involved?

As an ex-Californioid, I lived through periods of water cutbacks, and remember the smug creeps who sanctimoniously went after "water abusers." Oddly enough, people who were at the top of the SJWs' BFF list were never called to account for their wastage. Celebs and city/state governments were never bothered when they watered the bejeebers out of their lawns, kept pools and fountains going, etc.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 07:32 AM (P8YHq)

661 Thanks Vic

Posted by: FCF at July 09, 2015 07:33 AM (kejii)

662 642 The House has voted to ban the Confederate flag in federal cemeteries. I guess that will get rid of the flag over confederate troops buried at Gettysburg and other battlefields.


http://bit.ly/1JVFuae

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:19 AM (GpgJl)


I will not vote for anyone participating in this disgrace. But, perhaps the increased Democrat turnout for Nikki Haley will offset the loss of votes cast by those who object to such Stalinesque practices. Right?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 09, 2015 07:33 AM (EHU9F)

663 With names like Lakelvin and Markavelli you just know that these poor misguided children meant no harm.

Posted by: freaked at July 09, 2015 07:33 AM (BO/km)

664 Oddly enough, people who were at the top of the SJWs'
BFF list were never called to account for their wastage. Celebs and
city/state governments were never bothered when they watered the
bejeebers out of their lawns, kept pools and fountains going, etc.


Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 07:32 AM (P8YHq)

Naturally. Sacrificing is for the little people.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:33 AM (J+mig)

665 Morning, Glories!

Thanks, Vic, who has already retired to the rocker and won't see this.

I wonder what discussions go on behind the scenes at AoSHQ about posting the morning threads.

"Uhnnhh. Morning."

"Did you post anything?"

"No, did you?"

"No. Oh, look, this can of warm beer has only one cig butt floating in it. [chug]"

"zzz"

etc

Posted by: mindful webworker - morning starts at 11 at July 09, 2015 07:39 AM (4Utw1)

666 Diabolical

Posted by: mindful webworker - morning starts at 11 at July 09, 2015 07:40 AM (4Utw1)

667 But, perhaps the increased Democrat turnout for
Nikki Haley will offset the loss of votes cast by those who object to
such Stalinesque practices. Right?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 09, 2015 07:33 AM


By the time the next election rolls around, this issue will be dead and buried. In an unmarked grave. The LIVs' attention span is too short to care, and anyone still carping about it will be considered bigoted whiners who have nothing better to do than whinge about the discredited past..

I'm thinking the jackhammers are already on their way to Stone Mountain.

Robert E. Who?

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 07:40 AM (P8YHq)

668 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 09, 2015 07:42 AM (ZQfW9)

669 The LIVs' attention span is too short to care, and
anyone still carping about it will be considered bigoted whiners who
have nothing better to do than whinge about the discredited past..


Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 07:40 AM (P8YHq)

We should be asking why the Democrats are in such a hurry to destroy the past. Oh yeah. It's *their* past. That symbol that they claim to be a symbol of institutional racism? They created it. They *are* the institution.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:43 AM (J+mig)

670 I guess that will get rid of the flag over confederate troops buried at Gettysburg and other battlefields.

Wait until they remove crosses and Stars-of-David as racist symbols violating the separation of church and state.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 09, 2015 07:43 AM (oVJmc)

671 Wait until they remove crosses and Stars-of-David as racist symbols violating the separation of church and state.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 09, 2015 07:43 AM (oVJmc)

What do you do when the State is violating the Separation of Church State?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:44 AM (J+mig)

672 And I understand the pukes took a voice vote and not a roll call vote.

Bunch of pussies.

How the hell does this shit like this get in a bill when the GOP runs the chamber?

When stretch Pelosi ran the house nothing she didn't want in any particular bill saw the light of day?


Borhner is a menace!

Posted by: Kreplach at July 09, 2015 07:44 AM (VvoVZ)

673 They *are* the institution. Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:43 AM

Who controls the past controls the present, Bunky.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 07:45 AM (P8YHq)

674 I need to lay off the caffeine, I'm like a squirrel that drank a whole can of Red Bull this morning.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 09, 2015 07:46 AM (J+mig)

675 Heard from a little bird: Sharyl Attkisson has a new syndicated TV coming to Sinclair stations.

Posted by: Jean at July 09, 2015 07:46 AM (ztOda)

676 665 "No. Oh, look, this can of warm beer has only one cig butt floating in it. [chug]"

"zzz"

Posted by: mindful webworker - morning starts at 11 at July 09, 2015 07:39 AM (4Utw1)


Nah, Ace is on the e-cig (as am I). Substitute a floating cigarette butt with an empty plastic bottle of nicotine juice.

667 The LIVs' attention span is too short to care, and anyone still carping about it will be considered bigoted whiners who have nothing better to do than whinge about the discredited past..

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 07:40 AM (P8YHq)


Or, called a "purist." *shrugs*

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 09, 2015 07:54 AM (EHU9F)

677 #600 Sorry, Tim, but any state that has given us Barack Obama, Dick Durbin, Rahm Emanuel, Cairo, Joliet, and the Chicago Cubs deserves the hit. R.I.P.

Posted by: Reflective HAL 9000 at July 09, 2015 07:54 AM (VcOqI)

678 Gonna be interesting to see how the Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery is dealt with, yes?

http://tinyurl.com/q665fqa

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:55 AM (VPLuQ)

679 #678 The place is spoiled by the rotting carcasses of JFK and RFK.

Posted by: Grave Digger at July 09, 2015 07:59 AM (VcOqI)

680 Washington DC now wants to allow non-citizens to vote.


http://bit.ly/1dN5bhw



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 09, 2015 07:19 AM (GpgJl)


There are no laws any more. Just the left's agenda. We already have the kangaroo court's to go after people who don't comply with "social justice".

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 09, 2015 08:01 AM (DiZBp)

681 678 Gonna be interesting to see how the Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery is dealt with, yes?

http://tinyurl.com/q665fqa

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:55 AM (VPLuQ)


That? Pbbt. Easy peasy. Our contracting rates are cheap; check us out!

Posted by: the Taliban at July 09, 2015 08:01 AM (EHU9F)

682 This place smells. Like used mattresses.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2015 08:01 AM (659DL)

683 Gonna be interesting to see how the Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery is dealt with, yes?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 07:55 AM


Once the monument is dynamited, and the graves are paved over, there will be a monument to teh Gentle Giant, Trayvon, and other Oppressed Minorities.

Choom Boy will deliver a stirring address when it opens.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 08:03 AM (P8YHq)

684 Two families have a press conference today

It seems that their sons are being held by Hamas in Gaza


Seems their children walked into Gaza despite being warned not to by the IDF and warned away repeatedly. This was during last summers conflict there

One Bedouin. The other Etheopian Israeli. And now the families are having a presser that Israel isn't doing enough to get them back

What were they doing going to Gaza?

Posted by: ThunderB at July 09, 2015 08:04 AM (zOTsN)

685 The WH dining room remodel is paid for by the White House Endowment Trust, not taxpayers. We need to stop complaining about stuff like this. Remember how the lefties were villifying Laura Bush because she ordered new china, which didn't arrive until shortly before W left office? This complaint is the same sort of thing. It's stupid. And we need to remember this for the next time a Republican First Lady makes some improvements to the WH and lefties scream, "How dare she?!?"

Posted by: biancaneve at July 09, 2015 08:05 AM (vP4/o)

686
I wonder what discussions go on behind the scenes at AoSHQ about posting the morning threads.


Posted by: mindful webworker - morning starts at 11 at July 09, 2015 07:39 AM (4Utw1)


I'M BATMANNNN!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 09, 2015 08:05 AM (eCwYQ)

687 "Once the monument is dynamited, and the graves are paved over, there will be a monument to teh Gentle Giant, Trayvon, and other Oppressed Minorities.

Choom Boy will deliver a stirring address when it opens."

The Onion collides with current events.

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

688 This complaint is the same sort of thing. It's stupid.

No, it's not because it illustrates the idiotic double standard that the left and their operatives with bylines in the media operate under. Make them live by their rules.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2015 08:08 AM (659DL)

689 And we need to remember this for the next time a
Republican First Lady makes some improvements to the WH and lefties
scream, "How dare she?!?"

Posted by: biancaneve at July 09, 2015 08:05 AM


You're right.

This is one instance where Moooo-chelle is serving as a Shiny!11!!! Squirrel!!11! and distracting people from the genuine Bad Stuff that's happening.

"Conservatives" seem to go for the distractions just as avidly as liberals. Sad.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 09, 2015 08:10 AM (P8YHq)

690 Posted by: biancaneve at July 09, 2015 08:05 AM (vP4/o)

Because taking the high road is kicking ass for us.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 09, 2015 08:10 AM (eCwYQ)

691 "What were they doing going to Gaza?"

Looking for an IHOP, for the annual Rachel Corrie Memorial Pancake Breakfast?




Maybe?










Could be.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 09, 2015 08:11 AM (VPLuQ)

692 646
Cincinnati Police Chief decides to call a hate crime a hate crime.
______________

*Snort*

Posted by: Loretta Lynch at July 09, 2015 08:11 AM (9rX7h)

693 Because taking the high road is kicking ass for us.

I exited from the high road immediately after those incoherent Supreme Court decisions and the Charleston shooting. Enough.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2015 08:12 AM (659DL)

694 Republican First Lady. Good luck with that.

Posted by: Grave Digger at July 09, 2015 08:12 AM (VcOqI)

695 603 Now there is no priesthood of Dagon anywhere in the world entire.

I beg to differ.

Posted by: HP Lovecraft at July 09, 2015 08:13 AM (ueOgE)

696 I see the obsessed loser troll has made his appearance. Hi, hector. Tell us more about that volcano in that movie.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at July 09, 2015 08:16 AM (+XMAD)

697 The complaint shouldn't be that Mooch is making improvements to the White House. Improvements and updates are going to need to be made from time to time. The complaint should be that when Republican First Ladies do it they're criticized for their extravagance, but when Democrat First Ladies do it they're applauded for their sense of style. Point out the hypocrisy, don't just scream, "Mooch is wasting taxpayer money!" (Which she isn't, because it isn't being paid for by the taxpayers.)

Posted by: biancaneve at July 09, 2015 08:20 AM (vP4/o)

698 "The US Military is Now Shifting to Hollow-point Pistol Ammunition"

This just means they are more focused on turning the guns on us than using the guns against them.

Posted by: Ben H at July 09, 2015 09:22 AM (4R+mh)

699 Olberman is out again. Best news I've heard today. Since Olberman is a natural loud mouth, maybe he can get a gig as Donald Trump's spokeshole.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 09, 2015 09:33 AM (Sda6L)

700 Actually, in 2007, Democrat party leaders from North Carolina issued an apology for, among other things:

The North Carolina Democratic Party engineered and executed a state-wide white supremacy campaign in order to win the 1900 elections that was viscous, polarizing, and defamatory toward African Americans and that encouraged racial violence; and

WHEREAS, The effects of that campaign and the Wilmington Riots lasted far beyond 1898, paving the way for legislation that disenfranchised African American and poor white citizens, for lynching and violence against black citizens, and for Jim Crow segregation until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s;

https://web.archive.org/web/20070312020232/http://www.ncdp.org/node/1546

Posted by: Heidi at July 09, 2015 10:12 AM (uWhHk)

701 Okay, what's a red dot?

Posted by: pj at July 09, 2015 10:55 AM (cHuNI)

702 Can't sleep.

Re: "Death Panels" and the execrable LA Times, they are lying their pathetic asses off *again* in pursuit of their latest history rewrite.

"Death Panels" were *NOT* funding for discussions of end-of-life-care, they were IPAB, boards that were set up to decide who would be rationed what care when shit inevitably got scarce after the government takeover.

They were removed from the law after criticism, the criticism was not "universally discredited," that is a giant bag of flaming horseshit. The description seemed over-wrought to the left, who just assume that a government panel should make decisions for you, but similar institutions in Europe and Canada already make decisions that result in withholding of care.

If there were ANY competition in "news" at all, everyone else would jump the LA Times' shit for this jackass lie. Instead, most of the press will collude to rewrite history AGAIN.

Hell, they've been getting away with it for decades, why stop now?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 09, 2015 10:56 AM (bLnSU)

703 Well, shit. Guaranteed that would get lost in a dead thread, wasn't it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 09, 2015 10:59 AM (bLnSU)

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