Court Tells Little Sisters of the Poor: COMPLY with Contraception Mandate
And I-Can't-Believe-It's-Only-Tuesday Open Thread

Horrible world, horrible age, horrible country.

Open thread. I'm bushed and I need time off before the Brad Thor interview. I've got your questions, but no, I won't be asking him why he doesn't write like Edgar Allen Poe.

Oh, so far in the book race, it's 1 for Dickens, 3 for PG Wodehouse, 5 apiece for Sowell and Hoffer , six for Sherlock Holmes, and, pulling away from the pack, 9 for Dracula.

But a lot can change quickly. Ten minutes ago, Dracula had zero, then a bunch of vampires flapped in.

Oh, and speaking of vampires: #Science says we need to start accepting that some vampires -- "real vampires" -- are born this way and should be treated as if they're not batty.

If they claim they suck nourishment from blood, or even from "psychic energy" from cuddling or whatever, we have to pretend along with their lunacy, because Science.


Posted by: Ace at 08:03 PM




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1
The Pope probably concurs.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:04 PM (hYRRt)

2 We're dmooed! DMOOED,

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 08:04 PM (ueOgE)

3 Not my country.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 14, 2015 08:04 PM (oVJmc)

4 Here's my question (and no, you don't have to ask him this) "Who's Brad Thor?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:05 PM (OSs/l)

5 Indeed, Agent J.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:05 PM (/Ho8c)

6
First Amendment is slipping away.

Never forget, it's the FIRST Amendment for a reason.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:06 PM (hYRRt)

7
Why would you want to read Dracula??

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:07 PM (hYRRt)

8 Vampires flapped in?

ka-chunk

Meet Mr. 12ga.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:08 PM (eHOVP)

9 Breaker Morant!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:08 PM (iQIUe)

10 But this wasn't going to happen! There are protections written in the law and stuff!

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

11 But a lot can change quickly. Ten minutes ago, Dracula had zero, then a bunch of vampires flapped in.

And boy are their arms tired.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:08 PM (eEb+d)

12 No consideration of my All Star Game Thread email, Ace? I figure since you were beat, you didn't see it; but it may have been sub-par.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (OQ9R7)

13 Wasn't this already settled w/the Hobby Lobby case that went to SCOTUS?

Thought they couldn't force them to do this.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (NOIQH)

14
In other words, the Court just established a state religion (Leftism) and violated the Constitution.

Little Sisters need to tell the Court and obama to go horsefuck.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (hYRRt)

15 This is just another step in the destruction of the Christian religion in the US. What replaces it, Islam, will not be so meek.

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (ueOgE)

16 And, hey, way to go government. You managed to bully the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Posted by: blaster at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (2Ocf1)

17 One of the many more attacks to come on the Freedom of Religion and Christianity. Continue to ask for intercession from your Foundress St Jeanne Jugan. and hold the line, sisters.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (OSs/l)

18 Venezuela here we come. When the court give it up, it's over.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (0FSuD)

19 I like Dracula and Sherlock Holmes.

Posted by: @votermom at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (cbfNE)

20 This seems a little more important than the All Star Game, however.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (OQ9R7)

21 Breaker Morant!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


Rule .303!

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (/Ho8c)

22 >>>No consideration of my All Star Game Thread email, Ace? I figure since you were beat, you didn't see it; but it may have been sub-par.

i didn't see it; i'll check.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (bhepQ)

23 @15

Funny Mohammedans are exempted from Obama Care. Wonder how that happened?

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (0FSuD)

24 If they claim they suck nourishment from blood, or even from "psychic
energy" from cuddling or whatever, we have to pretend along with their
lunacy, because Science.


"I cut off her head and drove a stake through her heart, and she knew peace"

Posted by: Methos loves the classics at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (ZbV+0)

25 slapweasel, is the All star game tonight? If so I'll post it, and thank you.

when is it? Now?

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (bhepQ)

26 Will an All Star thread have a gay theme? Because if not, what's the point?

Posted by: blaster at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (2Ocf1)

27 10th Circuit?! It's spreading. Used to always be the 9th Circuit we could rely on for lunacy.

Posted by: t-bird at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (FcR7P)

28 15 This is just another step in the destruction of the Christian religion in the US. What replaces it, Islam, will not be so meek.
Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (ueOgE)


While living under Islam would no doubt suck, I will OD on schadenfreude watching the SJWs attempt to cope with it.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

29 Er, that was about the vamps, not the nuns. Just so we're clear.

Posted by: Methos at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (ZbV+0)

30 Wasn't this already settled w/the Hobby Lobby case that went to SCOTUS?

Thought they couldn't force them to do this.


Shirley you don't expect a mere SCOTUS decision to slow down or stop TFG's fundamental transformation, do you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (eEb+d)

31 Eh, I think I know some psychic vampires. I think they are just fancier passive-aggressive assholes.

Posted by: no good deed at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (GgxVX)

32 I read Dracula six or seven years ago. Very good.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (oFCZn)

33 Islam is exempt because of an IRS ruling saying it would violate their religion.

Imagine that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (eHOVP)

34 >>>Why would you want to read Dracula??


explain to me the assumptions that underlay this question, and I'll answer you.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:12 PM (bhepQ)

35 >>> If they claim they suck nourishment from blood, or even from "psychic energy" from cuddling or whatever, we have to pretend along with their lunacy, because Science.


Really, though, isn't this the story of us?

Posted by: The GOPe/DemoKKKrat Alliance for Truth in Media at July 14, 2015 08:13 PM (2mJMN)

36 I expect that the Pope will step up to the plate, and defend the LSothP.

No, really...


Why is everybody chuckling?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 08:13 PM (VPLuQ)

37 At some point nuns will also be required to pay for Planned Parenthood abortion baby parts sales.

Posted by: @votermom at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (cbfNE)

38 In other words, the Court just established a state religion (Leftism) and violated the Constitution.



Little Sisters need to tell the Court and obama to go horsefuck.





Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:09 PM (hYRRt)

That's exactly what needs to happen. Until the US Government starts jailing nuns, people aren't going to take it seriously just how far it's fallen.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (HalrA)

39 Remember the lie that brought in the so-called "moderate" Democrats?


That went away pretty quick didn't it after the first part that approved the bill was passed.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (GpgJl)

40 Yeah, ace. It's now. I think on your local Fox affiliate.

Posted by: Chi at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (FwIDj)

41 Come on SMOD we need you now.

Posted by: Xavier at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (TLx34)

42 Yeah the vampires have split into two camps - Sanguine and Psychic. They call it Psychic because it avoids them being called Soul Vampires or Chi Vampires...

wait a minute Chi-pires?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (eHOVP)

43 But a lot can change quickly. Ten minutes ago, Dracula had zero, then a bunch of vampires flapped (fapped) in. Better.

Posted by: Badda Bing at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM (BjKDP)

44 While living under Islam would no doubt suck, I will OD on schadenfreude watching the SJWs attempt to cope with it.

Those goatfuckers aren't going to force that shit on me.

I have a five gallon bucket of pig blood and I'm not afraid to use it inside a mosque.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (eEb+d)

45 21 Breaker Morant!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

Rule .303!
Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (/Ho8c)
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Shoot straight, ya bastards! Don't make a mess of it!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (iQIUe)

46 -Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (bhepQ)

No big deal if it isn't published. I wrote it hastily, so as to stave off the, "WHY NO ASG THREAD?!?" from baseball fans.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (OQ9R7)

47 Little Sisters of the Poor being dragged to jail in handcuffs would make for great optics. Actually, I bet some people would truly like to see that.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (SjhNN)

48 I believe that spaghettios have remained essentially unchanged since I was a kid, so all is not lost, America.

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (e3bId)

49 Ask Brad Thor which of his novels would make a good training manual for the coming National Donnybrook.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (jR7Wy)

50 The All-Star game is tonight and is probably getting under way about now, but also at 8:30 NASA TV will begin coverage of New Horizons. Hopefully it is still alive and healthy. Reposted from the last thread:


The flyby occurred at 7:49 am this morning, but the spacecraft was too busy gathering data to contact Earth. At that distance it takes 4.5 hours for radio transmissions to reach Earth, traveling at the speed of light.

The moment when it crossed the plane of the moons' orbits is the most dangerous, because that is where any debris is likely to be. A collision with even a small chunk would destroy the probe.

New Horizons was scheduled to "phone home" at about 4:27 pm Eastern, and the signal is expected to be received about 8:53 pm. NASA TV will have live coverage starting at 8:30. Keep your fingers crossed.

If the spacecraft is still healthy, it will take 16 months to transmit all of the data and photos it has collected.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

51 "when is it? Now?"
-Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (bhepQ)

First pitch in about five minutes.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (OQ9R7)

52
I mean, don't you kinda know the story of Dracula through the medium of the screen? You've seen it a hundred times in various versions.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (hYRRt)

53 Yeah the vampires have split into two camps - Sanguine and Psychic. They
call it Psychic because it avoids them being called Soul Vampires or
Chi Vampires...


They avoided Soul Suckers because everyone knows who would win a war between them and gingers.

Posted by: Methos at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (ZbV+0)

54 kay, it's up.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (bhepQ)

55 So really fear a ginger Sanguine vampire...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (eHOVP)

56 Court Tells Little Sisters of the Poor: COMPLY with Contraception Mandate

I heard, "You VILL obey!"

Posted by: t-bird at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (FcR7P)

57 47 Little Sisters of the Poor being dragged to jail in handcuffs would make for great optics. Actually, I bet some people would truly like to see that. Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (SjhNN)
The Lefties want them all put on the trains to the camps. They'll take prison as a temporary fix only.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (HalrA)

58 Little Sisters of the Poor being dragged to jail in handcuffs would make for great optics. Actually, I bet some people would truly like to see that.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (SjhNN)
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Sounds like something from Bannion's VHS stash.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (jR7Wy)

59 we have to pretend along with their lunacy, because...

♥science ... and...
racism
feminism
politicorreknez
polymorphous perversion
islamoatheist
gaianasti

I remember this Star Trek TOS episode - Whom Gods Destroy

Posted by: mindful webworker - inmates, asylum, reassembly required at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (ACs58)

60 Ace, Dracula is an incredibly good book, but it *is* somewhat longer than Usher. You need to do some Lovecraft, maybe Mountains of Madness someday.

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (ueOgE)

61 Anyone wanna check in w/Bart Stupak (and his former fellow pro-life Democrat chumps in Congress) and ask him how much the freakin written promise from Obama about Obamacare not funding abortions is worth now?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (NOIQH)

62 Baseball fans wouldn't be angry if it went up a little late, Ace.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (OQ9R7)

63
Anyone ever see the Nosferatu movie from the '20's? It's supposed to be good. That's Dracula, right?

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (hYRRt)

64 23 Funny Mohammedans are exempted from Obama Care. Wonder how that happened?


Posted by: Nip Sip at July 14, 2015 08:11 PM (0FSuD)

So are the Amish. Their religion prohibits "insurance". The IRS and Obamacare exempt them as long as they have an equivalent program. OIf course if their program doesn't cover birth control, including abortificants, then it can't be equivalent can it?

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (GpgJl)

65 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (eEb+d)

BB, Next time I'm in your area I'll have to buy you a drink. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (OSs/l)

66 Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (sdi6R)
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Rickl, I thought we wouldn't see the feed until Wednesday.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (jR7Wy)

67 Now they have a ceremony, so it won't be until 8:35 before the first pitch, I'd suppose.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (OQ9R7)

68 I'm not Catholic. But if the Sisters of the Poor want to dig their heels in and make a stand, I'd go all ecumenical there with 'em.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (RzZOc)

69 Shoot straight, ya bastards! Don't make a mess of it!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


Very interesting story.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (/Ho8c)

70 Little Sisters of the Poor being dragged to jail in handcuffs would make for great optics.

Which is why they'll be fined, sued, and taxed to death instead. It's what administrators do best.

Posted by: t-bird at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (FcR7P)

71 thanks slapweasel.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (bhepQ)

72
I saw an old PBS mini series Dracula starring Louis Jordan as the big guy. It was intriguing because old Drac had one of those pretty young things with her boobs hanging out bent over a grave and he was dry humping her, slowly, methodically. It was almost too much for my young hormones to handle!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (iQIUe)

73 >>I believe that spaghettios have remained essentially unchanged since I was a kid, so all is not lost, America.


Michelle has already gotten to Cap'n Crunch and kraft mac 'n cheese and leaned on them to change their ingredients, though....

Posted by: Lizzy at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (NOIQH)

74 >>I believe that spaghettios have remained essentially unchanged since I was a kid, so all is not lost, America.


Michelle has already gotten to Cap'n Crunch and kraft mac 'n cheese and leaned on them to change their ingredients, though....

Posted by: Lizzy at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (NOIQH)

75 And if it's true that the SCOAMT exempted Islam from His Namesake health program, the LSP should sue on equal protection grounds. Not that it will make any difference, for I'm sure Roberts can dream up some BS. Dirty damned bastards, the lot of them.

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (ueOgE)

76 Yeah Nosferatu was supposed to be Dracula. But Stoker's estate heard about it and made legal noises.... So we got Count Oorlock.

Should watch from 1932 Vampyr while at it. Then for lots of giggles Shadow of the Bat with Willem Defoe and Cary Elwes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (eHOVP)

77 What really sucks about being a vampire? You're UNDEAD--you can't collect on your life insurance. And you're not alive, so forget about health insurance. Then there's that whole bloodsucker unity thing. Seriously, did you really vote twenty times in three different states for some JEF when you were supposed to be snoozing in your coffin and dreaming about some busty Romanian peasant girl...?

Posted by: Jenk at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (OtryE)

78 OK, another double...

Posted by: Lizzy at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (NOIQH)

79 Ace... You're the best, man. To even be considered for publication here, as a "rookie", I am so appreciative.

Thank You, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 14, 2015 08:20 PM (OQ9R7)

80 I mean, don't you kinda know the story of Dracula through the medium of
the screen? You've seen it a hundred times in various versions.


Every live action version loses the perspective of the letters. You really should read the book at least once if you're a fan.

I would also recommend The Historian if you're into that kind of story.

Posted by: Methos at July 14, 2015 08:20 PM (ZbV+0)

81 Anyone ever see the Nosferatu movie from the '20's? It's supposed to be good. That's Dracula, right?

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (hYRRt)
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Years ago they showed the film on a big outdoor screen at Wolf Trap, complete with orchestral accompaniment. The conductor had garlic buds braided around her dais.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:20 PM (jR7Wy)

82 >>>ce, Dracula is an incredibly good book, but it *is* somewhat longer than Usher. You need to do some Lovecraft, maybe Mountains of Madness someday.

to be honest, I didn't put that up because I thought it would win, and I thought we needed a break from that kind of story (as we'd just done Usher). You know, Lovecraft is a bit poe-like, except with real monsters.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:20 PM (bhepQ)

83 it's 1 for Dickens

That was me. You goddamn philistines, it's a classic!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 14, 2015 08:21 PM (eZ1Ky)

84 busty Romanian peasant girl

Wait, what? Now you have my attention.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:21 PM (/Ho8c)

85 Vampires flapped in?

ka-chunk

Meet Mr. 12ga.


Since vampires aren't real, if you were to drive a wooden stake through their heart, could you be charged with murder?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 14, 2015 08:21 PM (S9U/P)

86
Breaker Morant!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

Rule .303!
Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (/Ho8c)
=================

Shoot straight, ya bastards! Don't make a mess of it!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:15 PM (iQIUe)










I'm a pagan too.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 14, 2015 08:21 PM (egLDQ)

87 I vote for P.G. Wodehouse. Need some light, funny material.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:21 PM (OSs/l)

88 72 I saw an old PBS mini series Dracula starring Louis Jordan as the
big guy. It was intriguing because old Drac had one of those pretty
young things with her boobs hanging out bent over a grave and he was dry
humping her, slowly, methodically. It was almost too much for my young
hormones to handle!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:19 PM (iQIUe)

Finally I know my taxes have gone toward something I can appreciate.

Posted by: Badda Bing at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (BjKDP)

89
PBS also did a modern-day vampire mini-series about a decade ago called Ultraviolet. It was pretty good for a Brit production.

That Elba guy was in it. Idris Elba?

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (hYRRt)

90 >>I would also recommend The Historian if you're into that kind of story.

Yes, that was good.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (NOIQH)

91 Posted by: mindful webworker - inmates, asylum, reassembly required at July 14, 2015 08:17 PM (ACs5

I think every time the Leftists in our lives start with their bullshit, no matter what their relationship to us, we just need to start with "That's stupid, shut up."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (HalrA)

92 She can have my Spaghettios when she prays them from my cold, dead hands.

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (e3bId)

93
BBC, I mean, not PBS.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (hYRRt)

94 BB, Next time I'm in your area I'll have to buy you a drink. :^)

You're on.

I keep trying to find biker Morons to have a MoMee during either Bike Week or Biketoberfest, but so far, no takers. Rather disheartening, because I know there are several of them. I'd like to have it at a gig of mine.

You could even try it. I see colors of biking ministries all the time during.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (eEb+d)

95 I
always like BVS's Dracula who was like a rock star that one hung out with in the VIP room. Bats!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:23 PM (iQIUe)

96 busty Romanian peasant girl

That image search didn't turn out so well.

Posted by: Methos at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (ZbV+0)

97 They came for the nuns, and I did nothing, because I wasn't a nun.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (9mTYi)

98
Years ago they showed the film on a big outdoor screen at Wolf Trap, complete with orchestral accompaniment. The conductor had garlic buds braided around her dais.

How was it?

I find it hard to believe, myself, that a movie from nearly a century ago can be enjoyed today.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (hYRRt)

99 79 Ace... You're the best, man. To even be considered for publication here, as a "rookie", I am so appreciative.
------------------------------

I'm somebody now!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (FwIDj)

100 Michelle has already gotten to Cap'n Crunch and kraft mac 'n cheese and leaned on them to change their ingredients, though....

I was too slow to stockpile the mac n cheese. I probably should hit the dollar stores to see if they still have the real deal.

Posted by: no good deed at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (GgxVX)

101 >>>I mean, don't you kinda know the story of Dracula through the medium of the screen? You've seen it a hundred times in various versions.

the reading experience is not like the watching experience. also, I haven't really seen "Dracula, the book" as most change it.

Tom Wolfe was asked in the late eighties if he was excited that they were making a movie about Bonfire of the Vanities, excited to see it on screen.

He said no. He said he was happy to have the check, and he wished them well, but he didn't care to see it.

The reporter asked him why.

He said, "I've already seen Bonfire of the Vanities in its finished form. It was the Bonfire of the Vanities book I wrote. What they are doing is not Bonfire of the Vanities; they are doing some film that has Tom Hanks in it called Bonfire of the Vanities. Has nothing to do with me or the book. Entirely different thing."

Well, I'm making that up from memory, but that was the gist.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:25 PM (bhepQ)

102 I believe this explains Count Floyd.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:25 PM (BO/km)

103 Hey, I found someone that thinks the Iran deal is great! No really, it's David Stockman. He's says we are finally free from the war mongering Israelis.

Posted by: notsothoreau at July 14, 2015 08:25 PM (5HBd1)

104 Anyone ever see the Nosferatu movie from the '20's? It's supposed to be good. That's Dracula, right?


TCM showed that a few months back. It's pretty creepy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:25 PM (eEb+d)

105 Ace

The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist

short, great read

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 14, 2015 08:26 PM (Cq0oW)

106 66 Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (sdi6R)
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Rickl, I thought we wouldn't see the feed until Wednesday.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:18 PM (jR7Wy)


As I understand it, tonight there will simply be telemetry about the health of the spacecraft, no photos. But finding out whether or not it survived the encounter is a pretty big deal.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:26 PM (sdi6R)

107
Are you saying that Tom Wolfe insists upon himself?

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:26 PM (hYRRt)

108 I keep trying to find biker Morons to have a MoMee during either Bike Week or Biketoberfest, but so far, no takers. Rather disheartening, because I know there are several of them. I'd like to have it at a gig of mine.

You could even try it. I see colors of biking ministries all the time during.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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My Daytona days are over, I'm afraid. It's a long trek, and I refuse to trailer. Only faux motorcyclists trailer to Daytona. But, that's just my opinion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:26 PM (9mTYi)

109 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:22 PM (eEb+d)

I knew someone who had a biking ministry years ago, He was a Vietnam vet (Great guy(, but as far as getting me on a bike......uh, no. I say the same thing to my son about amusement park rides that flip over in mid air. and have a 30 foot drop It's not the same thing, of course, but I think in order to a biker you have to take it up at a younger age.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:27 PM (OSs/l)

110 A line has been crossed.

Posted by: crusader rabbit at July 14, 2015 08:28 PM (c0MU8)

111 How was it?

I find it hard to believe, myself, that a movie from nearly a century ago can be enjoyed today.
Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (hYRRt)
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It was great! That German Expressionist horror is as unsettling now as it was back then. Count Orlok is still creepy as scheisse.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:28 PM (jR7Wy)

112 also

Candide might be fun

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 14, 2015 08:28 PM (Cq0oW)

113 btw, tho i want to read everything on the list (that's why they're on the list, i want to read them) i voted for eric hoffer.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:29 PM (bhepQ)

114
But, which Wodehouse?

I would throw Mark Helprins 'A Soldier of the Great War' into the mix. As several Morons have commented, it is a remarkable piece of literature.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (9mTYi)

115 And NASA TV is live.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

116 Fcuk it

I just stole this from a comment at Insty's place.


Cause it's just that damn good.

Being the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua is not a qualification for the office of President, or even dog catcher for that matter...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (VPLuQ)

117 >>>Candide might be fun


i would do that. there are a couple of things I was thinking of, including Candide, which i could do in french.

(Not that this would affect anything on your end.)

I read the first quarter of candide and it was pretty decent. several jokes were funny and translated easily.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (bhepQ)

118 110 Agreed. Cap'n Crunch AND Kraft mac 'n cheese?

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (e3bId)

119 Anyone whiz paying attention who thinks Obama is a Christian after all the stuff this administration has pulled against Christians is a deluded fool. They may be fine people otherwise who love the Lord, but they're just deluded.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (OSs/l)

120 I was dead that way.

Posted by: Lady Gagacula at July 14, 2015 08:31 PM (BO/km)

121

ha! @ dubbing hillary clinton "the dowager"

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:31 PM (hYRRt)

122 Who is, not whiz. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:31 PM (OSs/l)

123 for wodehouse i thought at least one jeeves, maybe two, and there were these very funny stories set a boys school were everyone calls eachother a "right rummy old Egg."

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:31 PM (bhepQ)

124 I didn't know we were voting on the book selection already. Is there a list to choose from or is it free pickings?

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:31 PM (GpgJl)

125 The number one GOP presidential candidate, Trump, is a Draft Dodging coward it turns out.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/deferments-helped-trump-dodge-vietnam

So very very funny.

Cakewalk to the Presidency for the Dems

Posted by: Harold at July 14, 2015 08:32 PM (avNjN)

126 There is stuff out of Europe from the 20s and 30s that to say is 'ground breaking' or 'interesting' is to do a dis-service.

Everyone, including me, talks of Metropolis but Lang's M is equally stunning in how topical it still is and of the study of human nature. Sweden's Haxan is a film on witchcraft. Or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

In the English speaking world the Universal monsters were ground breaking. But so was The Black Cat and Phantom of the Opera.. Val Lewton's Cat People is simply magnificent film making.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:32 PM (eHOVP)

127 FS, I should've been more specific. One need not ride to attend BW or BF. I've been going for years with nothing to ride.

A black T-shirt and jeans and you're in. You don't need to drink either. You'll see a lot of, um, interesting things if you've never been, but it's all in fun. Despite their looks, the crowd is pretty tame.

Lots of Unofficial Morons in attendance.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:32 PM (eEb+d)

128
Wow, Vic is up after 8pm?!?!

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:32 PM (hYRRt)

129 'A Soldier of the Geat War' - almost 400 reviews at Amazon:
http://tinyurl.com/nfxotv7

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:33 PM (9mTYi)

130 128


Wow, Vic is up after 8pm?!?!

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:32 PM (hYRRt)

I was just about to get ready for bed when the new thread popped up.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:33 PM (GpgJl)

131 Batty batty batty

Posted by: Ron at July 14, 2015 08:34 PM (xytVe)

132 @4: "Here's my question (and no, you don't have to ask him this) "Who's Brad Thor?"

The leading contender for "World's Most Obvious Superhero Alter Ego"

Posted by: Clark Superman (I'm not Kryptonian, I'm Jewish! Yeah, that's it!) at July 14, 2015 08:34 PM (amQXf)

133 How about something from John Ringo or David Weber?

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:34 PM (GpgJl)

134 Ooh, Ace, Tom Wolfe might be a good idea. Maybe not one of his herniatic tomes, but his collections of essays are hilarious. "From Bauhaus to Our House" really rips into architects enamored of featureless glass boxes.

"Mauve Gloves and Madmen" has the essay "The Truest Sport: Jousting with Sam and Charlie", about life aboard an aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Viet Nam war, which I remember liking.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:35 PM (jR7Wy)

135 David Weber never writes short fiction.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:35 PM (eHOVP)

136 I don't know about the ones set in a boys school that I can recall but Jeeves and waster is great,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:35 PM (OSs/l)

137
Posted by: Harold

Get back under the stairs.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:36 PM (hYRRt)

138 135
David Weber never writes short fiction.


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:35 PM (eHOVP)

But you can work your way through any of his in two weeks if we go the same time route as last time.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:36 PM (GpgJl)

139 There's a woman with blue hair in Mission Control.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

140 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:32 PM (eEb+d)

Thx. What time of the year does this take place?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:36 PM (OSs/l)

141 for wodehouse i thought at least one jeeves, maybe two, and there were these very funny stories set a boys school were everyone calls eachother a "right rummy old Egg."

Posted by: ace
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Well..., the Jeeves and Wooster stories are all short stories. If t'were done, it would be best to start at the begininng, 'Jeeves Tales Charge', and go from there. Short, easy reads..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:37 PM (9mTYi)

142 Jeeves and Wooster. I should just hang up trying to type for the evening.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:37 PM (OSs/l)

143 Heck if anyone can just proclaim what they are then why couldn't someone claim to be a vampire? Or a werewolf? Who's to say?

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:37 PM (BO/km)

144 'Tales'? ..., no, ''Takes'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:38 PM (9mTYi)

145 The Wodehouse stories set in a boy's school are collected in a book called "THe Pothunters and Other Stories," IIRC.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:38 PM (a42f0)

146
There's a woman with blue hair in Mission Control.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:36 PM (sdi6R)











Can you imagine the horribly offensive shirt she must be wearing?

*clutches pearls*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 14, 2015 08:38 PM (egLDQ)

147 101 Bonfire of the Vanities is an INSANELY GREAT movie

Posted by: MAx at July 14, 2015 08:39 PM (YJeFl)

148 Fu*k the 10th Circuit with Satan's barbed .......

Posted by: Lil Sisters at July 14, 2015 08:39 PM (22uju)

149 I like when Bertie becomes a facsist to impress some girl or something or was it a socialist?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:39 PM (iQIUe)

150 There's a woman with blue hair in MissionControl.


Marge Simpson? Uh oh where's Homer...

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:40 PM (BO/km)

151 Correction:
The Pothunters and Other School Stories

Just found it on my dad's shelves.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:40 PM (a42f0)

152 Transgendered vampires will be allowed in the US military and accepted as Boy Scout leaders.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2015 08:41 PM (W5DcG)

153 Copying this from the afternoon Iran nuke thread:

"156 But be sure to vote GOP, though, because it's the lesser evil.

Corker deserves his own spot at Ground Zero.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 14, 2015 02:04 PM (8ZskC)"

Finally, the GOPe has found a strategy to win the votes of the base.

Posted by: delayna at July 14, 2015 08:41 PM (KnC4k)

154
I like when Bertie becomes a facsist to impress some girl or something or was it a socialist?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 08:39 PM (iQIUe)








A distinction without a difference. Except that the fascists have cooler uniforms.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 14, 2015 08:41 PM (egLDQ)

155 52
I mean, don't you kinda know the story of Dracula through the medium of the screen? You've seen it a hundred times in various versions.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:16 PM (hYRRt)

If this is your first thought, and who could blame you, then you're exactly who ought to read the book. Like saying you know Jurassic Park, the novel, because you watched the equally-good but totally-different movie (Ace, that might be a good book to do sometime too).

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at July 14, 2015 08:41 PM (rzggC)

156 I won't be asking him why he doesn't write like Edgar Allen Poe.

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ok, so who else asked this?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 14, 2015 08:42 PM (Mo5AG)

157 BTW, Dracula is no short story either.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:42 PM (GpgJl)

158 Chuck Todd could claim to be a clam and I would believe him.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:42 PM (BO/km)

159 About 12 minutes to go.

Radio signals at Pluto's distance are very weak and faint, and the probe can only transmit data very slowly. It will take about 16 months to get it all.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:42 PM (sdi6R)

160 Oh yeah - add my vote to Dracula.

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at July 14, 2015 08:42 PM (rzggC)

161 My twitter rxn btw:

Today: PP sells aborted baby parts and court orders nuns to pay for contraception.
#MolochWins

Posted by: @votermom at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (cbfNE)

162 Clifford D. Simak in 1932 wrote a story called Hellhounds of the Cosmos
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27013/27013-h/27013-h.htm

Or from 1951 a novel called Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32664/32664-h/32664-h.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (eHOVP)

163 Mission Control girl has blue hair AND punk opera gloves. Very sciffy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (jR7Wy)

164 Anyone whiz paying attention who thinks Obama is a Christian after all the stuff this administration has pulled against Christians is a deluded fool. They may be fine people otherwise who love the Lord, but they're just deluded.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM (OSs/l)

Those people don't love the Lord. They are agents of evil, masquerading as angels of light like You-Know-Who

Posted by: Blano at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (w1ewr)

165 Lit recommendation....

David Foster Wallace. This is Water

Just for the sheer David Foster Wallaceness of it all.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (V+kmg)

166 You may be interested to know that Spaghettios are 50 years old this year.

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (e3bId)

167 125 Clinton doing the same thing didn't stop him from becoming President

Posted by: MAx at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (YJeFl)

168 I like when Bertie becomes a facsist to impress some girl or something or was it a socialist?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang
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Hmmm. "The Code of the Woosters", where the fascist Roderick Spode appears.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (9mTYi)

169 The Pope probably concurs.
Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:04 PM (hYRRt)


The Pope is too busy being a Marxist to notice.

Posted by: Bill H at July 14, 2015 08:44 PM (Baojj)

170 I think we had a creepy thing with Usher. Couldn't we please do something fun and light for a break?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:44 PM (OSs/l)

171 I like when Bertie becomes a facsist to impress some girl or something or was it a socialist?

Bingo Little, or one of Wooster's other brainless friends, becomes a socialist and invites the girl and her family to tea at Bertie's place. Bertie has to explain to them that he himself isn't too keen on socialism since the basic idea seems to involve disemboweling coves like him , what?

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:45 PM (a42f0)

172 I will maintain that reading "Jeeves Takes Charge" first would be the way to go...., everything else follows on that. Otherwise, you're jumping into the middle of the stew.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:45 PM (9mTYi)

173 Anything by Wodehouse would be great.

Posted by: Denise Wolfsberger at July 14, 2015 08:45 PM (PVBzL)

174 Nuns? Contraception? That's just cray cray.

But we are suppose to accept fucking fiction characters as real. Get off my fucking lawn you asswipes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 08:45 PM (xJGO2)

175 If we are looking for short stories in particular any of the Louis L' Amore stories would be good.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:45 PM (GpgJl)

176 96
busty Romanian peasant girl

That image search didn't turn out so well.


Posted by: Methos at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM (ZbV+0)
Look up Ela Savanas.

Posted by: Capp at July 14, 2015 08:46 PM (qe3bQ)

177 Will an All Star thread have a gay theme? Because if not, what's the point?

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pitchers and catchers
leather
spitballs
going deep
toeing the rubber

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 14, 2015 08:46 PM (Mo5AG)

178 Neil Degrassi Tyson actually did a very good Nova show on Clyde Tombaugh. Very humbled at how this Depression-era astronomer made his own telescope and photographic plates.

It's available on Netflix.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (jR7Wy)

179 Books allow you to build a vision of what is happening. Movies are somebody else's vision. Two completely different things.

I think I'm going to reread Robinson Crusoe. It'll probably be banned soon.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (OGm46)

180 I'm with Fen. Something lighter and available free of charge.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (BO/km)

181 Posted by: Blano at July 14, 2015 08:43 PM (w1ewr)

I don't know. I;d hate to make that assessment about a whole group of people. If you weren't paying attention to what the admin was doing as regards religion you could still be a very sincere Christian. I know people who are very sincere Christians but never watch anything but CNN and so don't know half the stuff that goes on.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (OSs/l)

182
Rule .303!
Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 08:10 PM (/Ho8c)


Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!!

Posted by: Bill H at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (Baojj)

183 A distinction without a difference. Except that the fascists have cooler uniforms.

In Wodehouses' stories socialists also have beards and uncombed hair.

Except Psmith, who is a rather odd kind of socialist by any standards.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (a42f0)

184 Thx. What time of the year does this take place?


Biketoberfest is in October and BW is in early March, 4-13.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 14, 2015 08:48 PM (eEb+d)

185 Orwell's, "Animal Farm," could bring a fun discussion.

Posted by: Benjamin at July 14, 2015 08:48 PM (Cxp7g)

186 Comment from Wiki re Roderick Spode and Bertie Wooster:

"Spode is modelled after Sir Oswald Mosley,[1] leader of the British Union of Fascists, who were nicknamed the blackshirts. Spode was at first an 'amateur dictator' who led a farcical group of fascists called the Saviours of Britain, better known as the Black Shorts. Spode adopted black shorts as a uniform because, according to Gussie Fink-Nottle in The Code of the Woosters, "by the time Spode formed his association, there were no shirts left" – alluding to various fascist or right-radical groups: Mussolini's Blackshirts, Hitler's brownshirts, the Irish Blueshirts and Greenshirts, the South African Greyshirts, Mexico's Gold shirts, and the American Silver Shirts. Bertie Wooster believes that wearing black shorts is an extreme social and sartorial faux pas (shorts being inappropriate for a grown man outside a sporting context) and uses it to make fun of Spode:

The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting "Heil, Spode!" and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: "Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?"
—Bertie Wooster in The Code of the Woosters (193

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:48 PM (9mTYi)

187 You may be interested to know that Spaghettios are 50 years old this year.

Uh oh

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2015 08:48 PM (W5DcG)

188 When I was a boy, my mother would send me to the corner store with a dollar, and I'd come back with 5 potatoes, a chunk of cheese, two loaves of bread, a bottle of milk, a box of tea and six eggs. You can't do that any more with all these security cameras around.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has a joke at July 14, 2015 08:49 PM (rwI+c)

189 Little Sisters of the Poor being dragged to jail in handcuffs would make for great optics. Actually, I bet some people would truly like to see that.

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been a whiles since we had some hot girl-prison movies...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 14, 2015 08:49 PM (Mo5AG)

190 There is a significant difference in book lengths comparing Dracula to say Ashes of Victory. In hard cover Ashes of Victory clocks in at 558 pages.

Goes poking on the shelves and blinks. Well a book not read yet but should. Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula by Christopher Frayling.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:50 PM (eHOVP)

191 Okay, I've been pronouncing Charon with a hard C. Apparently it's pronounced "Sharon"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 08:50 PM (jR7Wy)

192 I've seen Pluto visually in a telescope. I saw it on two consecutive nights, and sure enough, it changed position slightly relative to the background stars.

This was back in the 1990s, and I had the advantage of a good detailed finder chart that told me where to look.

It was a tiny, faint speck of light, barely visible, but seeing it was exciting.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:50 PM (sdi6R)

193 Except Psmith, who is a rather odd kind of socialist by any standards.
Posted by: Grey Fox
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Poor Psmith. He has to constantly tell people that the "P' is silent..., or perhaps psilent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:51 PM (9mTYi)

194 Hmmm. "The Code of the Woosters", where the fascist Roderick Spode appears.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July

Initially I read that as the Code of Hooters. Long day on computers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 08:51 PM (xJGO2)

195 @170: "Couldn't we please do something fun and light for a break?"

Battlefield Earth!

Posted by: David Miscavige at July 14, 2015 08:51 PM (amQXf)

196 Or say "Chair On"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:52 PM (eHOVP)

197 I think I'm going to reread Robinson Crusoe. It'll probably be banned soon.

Probably on Friday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2015 08:52 PM (W5DcG)

198
191 Charon with a "ch" is how illegals pronounce it.
Sure you're from here???

Posted by: MAx at July 14, 2015 08:52 PM (YJeFl)

199 Little Sisters of the Poor being dragged to jail in handcuffs would make for great optics. Actually, I bet some people would truly like to see that.

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been a whiles since we had some hot girl-prison movies...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 14, 2015 08:49 PM (Mo5AG)


How many hot girls do you find in nunneries?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 14, 2015 08:52 PM (0NdlF)

200 Should watch from 1932 Vampyr while at it. Then for lots of giggles Shadow of the Bat with Willem Defoe and Cary Elwes.

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Bram Stokers Dracula is the movie closest to the book. Gary Oldman as the sucker, Anthony Hopkins is fun and (trigger warning) Keanu Reeves plays English.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (Mo5AG)

201 187 Exactly!

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (e3bId)

202 Okay, I've been pronouncing Charon with a hard C. Apparently it's pronounced "Sharon"?


The "C" and "on" are silent. Make sure you say it twice.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (BO/km)

203 8 Vampires flapped in?

ka-chunk

Meet Mr. 12ga.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July

I have Mr. & Mrs. 12 gauge. Remmy & Winnie

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (xJGO2)

204 I think I'm going to reread Robinson Crusoe. It'll probably be banned soon.

Probably on Friday.
Posted by: Bertram
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I recall someone saying that all of the answers to life were to be found in RC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (9mTYi)

205 Okay, I've been pronouncing Charon with a hard C. Apparently it's pronounced "Sharon"?

If we are referring to a Greek monster, the "ch" is a chi and is pronounced like the end consonant in Bach.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (a42f0)

206 >>Probably on Friday.

golf clap

Posted by: JackStraw at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (OGm46)

207 @180: " Something lighter and available free of charge."

Ok, Dianetics!

Posted by: David Miscavige at July 14, 2015 08:54 PM (amQXf)

208
I can totally see AtC in this t-shirt.

http://tinyurl.com/qydbnj4

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 14, 2015 08:54 PM (egLDQ)

209 Whoo!

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 08:54 PM (sdi6R)

210 Anonymous proxy, anti surveillance tool that was supposed to be highlighted at Def Con security conference, pulled under strange circumstances. Gag order imposed on inventor.

Very bad juju.



"given the topic, the nature of the tool, and the current privacy climate it's a strange coincidence that a tool with such value and usefulness would be promoted and then removed from the public."

"I don't believe in coincidences."

"Could have Caudill changed his mind? Yes, but that's unlikely, because he was excited to release this tool and share the information with the public and protect those who are most at risk for using their voice.

Therefore, while it is pure speculation on my part since no one can speak on record, it would look as if a higher power namely the U.S. Government has put their foot down and killed this talk."



http://tinyurl.com/o9n8h4c





Posted by: some random meathead at July 14, 2015 08:54 PM (bgKZk)

211 Initially I read that as the Code of Hooters. Long day on computers

For Hooters see Lisa Douglas in Hooterville.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2015 08:54 PM (W5DcG)

212 Have we sent any probes to Uranus?

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:55 PM (e3bId)

213 At least Dracula is available free from Gutenberg,

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:55 PM (GpgJl)

214 I don't know. I;d hate to make that assessment about a whole group of people. If you weren't paying attention to what the admin was doing as regards religion you could still be a very sincere Christian. I know people who are very sincere Christians but never watch anything but CNN and so don't know half the stuff that goes on.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:47 PM (OSs/l)

I"m referring to the Obamanations committing the evil. However, I WILL say that those so-called "sincere" people are participants, co-conspirators if you will if they support the Obama scum.

Posted by: Blano at July 14, 2015 08:56 PM (w1ewr)

215 I think many of the Sisters of the Poor are elderly so I wouldn't bet on sexy movies.

However, the more contemplative orders are growing so yes, you might find attractive women in them

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 08:56 PM (OSs/l)

216
175 If we are looking for short stories in particular any of the Louis L' Amore stories would be good.
Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit

I have one to my left and several at the cabin. I love westerns

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (xJGO2)

217 Vic, how about John Polidori's The Vampyre; a Tale from 1819"

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6087/6087-h/6087-h.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (eHOVP)

218 213 At least Dracula is available free from Gutenberg

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Yes, I prefer books that are free.

Posted by: @votermom at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (cbfNE)

219 i would do that. there are a couple of things I was thinking of, including Candide, which i could do in french.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 08:30 PM
________

Happy Bastille Day, Ace! Same to anyone else who finds the holiday significant or otherwise harbors francophiliac tendencies.

(LFE)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (Z8cvi)

220 @209: "Whoo!"

My lawyer will be contacting you shortly.

Posted by: Sterling "Duchess" Archer at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (amQXf)

221 One of the things I like about Robinson C is how he goes from complete despair to comple elation again and again. I can identify with that.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (BO/km)

222 217
Vic, how about John Polidori's The Vampyre; a Tale from 1819"

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6087/6087-h/6087-h.htm


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:57 PM (eHOVP)

I haven't read that. How is it?

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 08:58 PM (GpgJl)

223
"Court Tells Little Sisters of the Poor: COMPLY with Contraception Mandate."

Simple solution, don't comply. Make a simple statement that you answer to a higher authority than the court, and dare the court to fine or jail them.

Posted by: Geroge Orwell's ghost at July 14, 2015 08:58 PM (/EkKm)

224

Ooh!

I know what book we can read -- and it is timely.

As If An Enemy's Country by Richard Archer. Very good history book about what lead up to the American Revolution.

We NEED to read this book. I already read it, but I'll read it again.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 08:58 PM (hYRRt)

225 For Hooters see Lisa Douglas in Hooterville.


She was so hawt.

Posted by: Mr. Haney at July 14, 2015 08:58 PM (Dwehj)

226 212 Have we sent any probes to Uranus?

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 08:55 PM (e3bId)


Fabulous I & II

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 14, 2015 08:58 PM (oFCZn)

227 No clue Vic, just stumbled across it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:59 PM (eHOVP)

228 Complete

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 08:59 PM (BO/km)

229 Anyone ever see the Nosferatu movie from the '20's? It's supposed to be good. That's Dracula, right?

---

Netflix had it and I saw it there. were simple tale. I sometimes wonder what would happen if we could time travel back 100 years and show them Avatar or Inception or LOTR, could they even wrap their minds around it.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 14, 2015 08:59 PM (Mo5AG)

230 I love westerns

Pretty sure that's racist to Plains Indian SJW's. Both of them.

Posted by: t-bird at July 14, 2015 08:59 PM (FcR7P)

231 I've had to sit in the pews for years and hear the Church support the Dems blah blah blah. So now the vultures have come home to roost. Told ya....now "fuck you pay me" says Barack Obongo.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 14, 2015 09:00 PM (JG47A)

232 That is great news. New Horizons appears to be in perfect condition. It has gathered and stored the data from the flyby, and will transmit it to Earth over the next 16 months.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:02 PM (sdi6R)

233 227
No clue Vic, just stumbled across it.


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 08:59 PM (eHOVP)

OK, I have found the kindle version and downloaded to my list.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 09:02 PM (GpgJl)

234 205 Okay, I've been pronouncing Charon with a hard C. Apparently it's pronounced "Sharon"?

If we are referring to a Greek monster, the "ch" is a chi and is pronounced like the end consonant in Bach.
Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (a42f0)
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He's the ferryman of the Underworld. You put coins on the eyes of the deceased to pay the ferryman (and to keep them from popping open).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:03 PM (jR7Wy)

235 He's the ferryman of the Underworld. You put coins on the eyes of the deceased to pay the ferryman (and to keep them from popping open).

yeah, remembered that a bit too late. I was getting him confused with Charybdis.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 09:04 PM (a42f0)

236 >>>f we are looking for short stories in particular any of the Louis L' Amore stories would be good.

Oh that's right, I had wanted to put a Louis L'Amour on there, alway wanted to read him.



There were 20 great suggestions in the thread when I asked for suggestions, but I could not find that thread, despite searching for it six times.

The ones I put up here were the ones I remembered.

also, if we're doing Louis L'Amour, i need a title; hopefully, his most famous and/or most entry-level.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:05 PM (bhepQ)

237 That explains why someone is shooting off fireworks-Bastille Day!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 14, 2015 09:05 PM (OSs/l)

238 Well it is time for me to hit the sack. Them links in the morning don't load themselves.

Posted by: Vic - Republicans help Obama commit treason at July 14, 2015 09:05 PM (GpgJl)

239 Obama vs. "the Little Sisters of the Poor"? Are you kidding me? And the GOP hasn't made hay out of this yet? Pathetic beyond belief.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 14, 2015 09:06 PM (s/yC1)

240 208
I can totally see AtC in this t-shirt.

http://tinyurl.com/qydbnj4
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 14, 2015 08:54 PM (egLDQ)

I'd like to.

I'll show myself out.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 14, 2015 09:06 PM (rJUlF)

241 230 I love westerns

Pretty sure that's racist to Plains Indian SJW's. Both of them.
Posted by: t-bird at July 14, 2015 08:59

Probably is. I gave up caring for Lent. I found out I didn't need it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:06 PM (xJGO2)

242 Yeah, I've never been sure how to pronounce Charon. I've just pronounced it "Sharon".


There's an object orbiting between Jupiter and Saturn called Chiron. I don't know how to pronounce that either.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

243
And the GOP hasn't made hay out of this yet?

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 09:07 PM (hYRRt)

244 It has gathered and stored the data from the flyby, and will transmit it to Earth over the next 16 months.

That sounds a lot like Hillary's email server.

Posted by: t-bird at July 14, 2015 09:07 PM (FcR7P)

245 Nite Vic

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:07 PM (xJGO2)

246 Probably is. I gave up caring for Lent. I found out I didn't need it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:06 PM (xJGO2)

I always found that the best thing to give up for Lent was restraint.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 09:08 PM (HalrA)

247 L'amour

The Haunted Mesa

Takes place out west but isn't a cowboy & Indian book

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:08 PM (xJGO2)

248 "Battlefield Earth!"

I actually read, and enjoyed it, as a recreational read.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 09:09 PM (VPLuQ)

249 Again, not bragging, but I have my own space probe:

http://www.ioss.ca/ErisExplorer.html

Eris is the farthest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It will spend 38 years in cruise mode (like me!).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:10 PM (jR7Wy)

250 >>>The Haunted Mesa

Takes place out west but isn't a cowboy & Indian book

...

but i kinda want cowboys and indians...

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:10 PM (bhepQ)

251 I always found that the best thing to give up for Lent was restraint.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 09:08 PM (HalrA)

Double entry for Lent 2016

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:10 PM (xJGO2)

252 also, if we're doing Louis L'Amour, i need a title; hopefully, his most famous and/or most entry-level.


Sackett is a good intro into his Sacket family series. Tucker, a stand alone novel, is one of his best ones overall, IMHO.

L'Amour tends to vary a lot in quality - he did a lot of pulp-fiction stuff on one hand, and his longer novels tend to get into a lot of windy pontificating on the other. The Sackett family series tend to be among his better ones.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 09:11 PM (a42f0)

253
We ought to have Clint Eastwood Movie Nights here.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists at July 14, 2015 09:11 PM (hYRRt)

254 I think its usually pronounced like Key Ron

But what's a centaur amongst friends?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 09:12 PM (eHOVP)

255 249 Again, not bragging, but I have my own space probe:

http://www.ioss.ca/ErisExplorer.html

Eris is the farthest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It will spend 38 years in cruise mode (like me!).
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:10 PM (jR7Wy)


For a while Eris was thought to be a bit larger than Pluto, but current data puts Pluto back in front by a teensy margin.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

256 >>>Okay, I've been pronouncing Charon with a hard C. Apparently it's pronounced "Sharon"?



If we are referring to a Greek monster, the "ch" is a chi and is pronounced like the end consonant in Bach.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 08:53 PM (a42f0)<<<

Chaaaaaaaaarooooooon!!!

Posted by: Ozzy Osbourne at July 14, 2015 09:12 PM (t2xH3)

257 no to haunted mesa; it's sci-fi.

If I read Louis L'Amour, I want to read the classic sort of Louis L'Amour, not an excursion into another genre.

Robert E Howard wrote boxing and wrestling stories but if we did REH it would be Conan!

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:12 PM (bhepQ)

258 Next thing you know, these Vampires will be suing Round Table for acts of hate and discrimination because of their Italian Garlic Supreme Pizza.

Posted by: Socratease at July 14, 2015 09:13 PM (82qVG)

259
Post-encounter telemetry received. New Horizon made it. Or as someone with a PhD put it:

Emily Lakdawalla elakdawalla 11m11 minutes ago

holy crap it all worked i mean i knew it would work but still holy crap it worked


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 14, 2015 09:13 PM (kdS6q)

260 So Ares' sister of chaos is going to poke around out in Kupier land... what could go wrong?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 09:13 PM (eHOVP)

261 I saw this documentary on how the french tore down not just the Bastille but all these other buildings and sold the bits and pieces. It was a very lucrative business. Sort of like what Henry 8th did 250 yrs earlier.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 09:14 PM (iQIUe)

262 one for fenelonspoke

http://is.gd/GNq1Dw

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 14, 2015 09:14 PM (Cq0oW)

263 If I read Louis L'Amour, I want to read the classic sort of Louis L'Amour, not an excursion into another genre.


Sackett and Tucker are both pretty classic Westerns. Hondo is another good one in the genre. I'll think of some others...

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 09:15 PM (a42f0)

264 Never read any L'Amour. Unless it was forty years ago & I don't remember it. Looking forward to it.

Posted by: Navin Johnson at July 14, 2015 09:15 PM (OBi6b)

265 the Lonesome Gods interested me based on the title http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1123549.The_Lonesome_Gods

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:17 PM (bhepQ)

266
Now - up front we'll get some select data and pictures back starting tomorrow AM, unless they loss out something earlier.

Then a month or so of lossly data, Then months and months to transmit the lossless stuff.

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

267 Ooo. Thomas Paine. The Age of Reason. It would probably start a riot.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 09:17 PM (BO/km)

268
257 no to haunted mesa; it's sci-fi.

If I read Louis L'Amour, I want to read the classic sort of Louis L'Amour, not an excursion into another genre.

Robert E Howard wrote boxing and wrestling stories but if we did REH it would be Conan!
Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015

I suggested Haunted Mesa as I have it right now. I'm about 5 chapters into it.

Sackett series is excellent

Now I wonder if I should continue reading it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:17 PM (xJGO2)

269 what about Lonesome Gods?

apparently a vengeance tale, about a guy pursued by evil (through 1850s california) since he was 7.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:18 PM (bhepQ)

270 Purple Sage was a great L'Amour story. Nobody can describe western landscape likes Louis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:18 PM (jR7Wy)

271 258
Next thing you know, these Vampires will be suing Round Table for acts
of hate and discrimination because of their Italian Garlic Supreme
Pizza.

Posted by: Socratease at July 14, 2015 09:13 PM (82qVG)

Probably shouldn't give them any ideas. With the way Transgender is being shoved onto the American public, what's waiting in the wings after it is probably the people that actually think they're vampires. Won't that be a barrel of fun.
*sigh.*
Whole world's going fucking loco.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 09:18 PM (HalrA)

272
I still want to start the Ace O'Spades Summer Repertory Theatre where we write and produce our own plays.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 09:18 PM (iQIUe)

273 100
Michelle has already gotten to Cap'n Crunch and kraft mac 'n cheese and leaned on them to change their ingredients, though....



I was too slow to stockpile the mac n cheese. I probably should hit the dollar stores to see if they still have the real deal.

Posted by: no good deed at July 14, 2015 08:24 PM


You can make your own Mac 'n Cheese mix using food storage. The vital ingredient goes by different names, depending on your supplier -- ThriveLife calls it "cheese blend," Honeyville calls it "cheese sauce powder" and "powdered cheese." You get the idea.

Measure out the amount in the cheese packet to figure out how much cheese powder to use, and follow the same directions as on your box. Voila! Or do an internet search on "macaroni and cheese from food storage" and you'll find what you need.

Be sure to check the ingredients list on whatever you're looking at; the product varies by seller... some versions are better (less fillers, less artificial colors and flavors) than others.


Posted by: elaine at July 14, 2015 09:18 PM (Y0Piu)

274 For Dracula-inspired novels, I've enjoyed Kim Newman's Anno Dracula series (set in an alternate universe where Dracula triumphed over puny Van Helsing, and slightly campy later in the series) as well as Saberhagen's Dracula series, in which Dracula is the protagonist. Dracula: the Un-Dead is okay as well, as is Stoker's Manuscript.

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 09:18 PM (ueOgE)

275 >>.Purple Sage was a great L'Amour story. Nobody can describe western landscape likes Louis.

i've heard of that one... alas, Riders of the Purple Sage is Zane Gray, and people told me last time L'Amour > Gray.

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:19 PM (bhepQ)

276 the Lonesome Gods interested me based on the title

I think that it is more of a Western fantasy than a classical Western. Been a looooong time since I read it, though. Might be confusing it with The Haunted Mesa.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 09:20 PM (a42f0)

277
David Zink is finally pining for the fjords. The parents of Amanda Morton lived to see this day.

RIP, Amanda. You didnt deserve this, but no one does...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 09:20 PM (iQIUe)

278 I've probably read about 30 L'amour books

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:20 PM (xJGO2)

279 I've been thinking about 2016 and what tack the candidates could take when it struck me that it doesn't fucking matter what they say or hell even what they do, because we're facing almost insurmountable opposition.

We have to think of the media landscape as a battle-space. The media are not there to present the facts, they exist to push a narrative and SILENCE ALL OPPONENTS. They often act in coincidence or collusion - after all, they all run in the same social circles and read the same self-masturbatory delusional nonsense presented as fact. They exist to win and win BIG.

The big media is like big guns. We have one good-size gun (Fox News), and we can occasionally flank with the internet and talk radio. The problem is we're going up against several smaller guns (CNN, MSNBC, BBC, AlJazeera, etc) and 3 monstrous ones that we can't hope to touch: ABC, NBC, and CBS.

How do you silence big guns that have the high ground? Well, there's air strikes: what would the equivalent of this be? There's retaliatory fire, but we've already established that we're massively out-gunned, so that won't work. There's sabotage - intentionally feeding them bullshit stories that are straight up lies but have just enough "truthiness" to slip in and letting them blow up in their faces. We could go after the gun operators, picking off individual reporters by exposing their secrets (I'm not talking biases, I'm talking divorces, accidents, criminal charges, etc.) There's sappers, going after their advertisers and undermining their cash flow.

And then there's direct action.

I'm talking about crashing their corporate headquarters - showing up and occupying the foyer, blocking their parking lots, pulling standard left-wing hassle bullshit. Non-stop.

These people are actively helping the apocalypse. Time to stop waiting for some half-ass milquetoast pussy of a candidate to go after these fucksticks. The only one with half a ball is the crazy flip-flopper, and the only reason he is showing so strong is because he's the only saying America should win and not qualifying it.

Posted by: enough at July 14, 2015 09:20 PM (iCnPr)

280 271 With the way Transgender is being shoved onto the American public, what's waiting in the wings after it is probably the people that actually think they're vampires.

The transmortal deserve equal rights too!

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 09:20 PM (ueOgE)

281 260 So Ares' sister of chaos is going to poke around out in Kupier land... what could go wrong?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 09:13 PM (eHOVP)
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Back when Brown and his team discovered it they initially called it Planet X, which they jokingly referred to as Xena, and it's moon Dysnomia was called Gabrielle. Xena was appropriately portrayed by Lucy Lawless, a fitting name for the Goddess of Anarchy and Discord.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:21 PM (jR7Wy)

282 i've heard of that one... alas, Riders of the Purple Sage is Zane Gray, and people told me last time L'Amour > Gray.
Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:19 PM (bhepQ)
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Oops, my mistake!

Well, Riders is a great book, so L'Amour must be really good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:23 PM (jR7Wy)

283 Back in the very late 70's, L'Amore was being read by every junior Engineer on our ship.
I must have read thirty-forty of them on deployments.

Enjoyable, but pretty formula driven.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 09:25 PM (VPLuQ)

284 If anyone is looking for non-L'Amour westerns, BTW, Alan LeMay's The Searchers and The Unforgiven are excellent, as are most of Elmer Kelton's work (the exceptions being a couple very early novels). Both are better writers than L'Amour, I think.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 09:25 PM (a42f0)

285 Today is the 50th anniversary of Mariner 4's flyby of Mars.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/history/60s/Mariner4_1965.htm

It took 22 pictures. It was the first space probe to photograph a planet up close. (Mariner 2 flew by Venus in 1962, but didn't have cameras because Venus' atmosphere is opaque and it couldn't have seen the surface, so there was no point.)

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:25 PM (sdi6R)

286 >>> Back in the very late 70's, L'Amore was being read by every junior Engineer on our ship.
I must have read thirty-forty of them on deployments.

Enjoyable, but pretty formula driven.

...
what would you recommend as the most L'Amourish exemplar for noobs?

Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:26 PM (bhepQ)

287 Until the
US Government starts jailing nuns, people aren't going to take it
seriously just how far it's fallen.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 08:14 PM

THIS.

/of course, they could imprison all the nuns in the US, but the media wouldn't cover it, and if something isn't covered by the media, it means it didn't happen, right?


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at July 14, 2015 09:26 PM (9KToF)

288 Does Dracula sparkle?

No. Then not interested.

Posted by: some LIV tween at July 14, 2015 09:26 PM (t2xH3)

289 In the wonderful autobiography Education of a Wandering Man L'Lamour states that every western story he wrote was true related to him by those who were there.

Posted by: MAx at July 14, 2015 09:27 PM (YJeFl)

290 These people are actively helping the apocalypse. Time to stop waiting for some half-ass milquetoast pussy of a candidate to go after these fucksticks. The only one with half a ball is the crazy flip-flopper, and the only reason he is showing so strong is because he's the only saying America should win and not qualifying it.

Posted by: enough at July 14, 2015 09:20 PM (iCnPr)

Too many people are in denial, but the fact is that there's no peaceful solution anymore.

The war has been brought to us, time to fight back.

Posted by: Blano at July 14, 2015 09:29 PM (w1ewr)

291 Press conference starting on NASA TV.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:30 PM (sdi6R)

292 what would you recommend as the most L'Amourish exemplar for noobs?

Off the top of my head, Sackett or Hondo.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 14, 2015 09:30 PM (a42f0)

293 So that is what happened after Xena got cancelled....

What happened to Sedna?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 09:31 PM (eHOVP)

294 Looking through the L'Amour collection my dad left me, his most famous set of characters, the Sackett family, introduces Tell Sackett in the book Sackett (1961). It's a slim volume.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 14, 2015 09:31 PM (0G0G9)

295 293
What happened to Sedna?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 09:31 PM (eHOVP)


I like that Sedna was named for an Eskimo goddess who lives in a cave at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. Quite appropriate for how dark and cold it is out there.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:35 PM (sdi6R)

296 No one commented on the absurdity that men were required by Obamacare to have abortion coverage. AFAIK, there wasn't a single joke about it on the late night circuit.

I'd like to think that defiance by The Little Sisters will make a difference in the overall fight. But I doubt it.

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 09:36 PM (FRGa/)

297 "what would you recommend as the most L'Amourish exemplar for noobs?"

As others have already said, Sackets, or Hondo would be good.

Beyond that, thirty years of Sailoring, and you expect me to remember things?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 09:38 PM (VPLuQ)

298 But one of the stories about Sedna will make you scratch your head for such a sea goddess. Apparently her father forced her to have sex with the family dog. All offspring of that union are Dog people and thus not the People.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 09:39 PM (eHOVP)

299 Is "Brad Thor" Brad Thor's real name? Cause, I think that it is about as strong and masculine and badass as you can get. And sexy too.

Oh, and what does he think of Bradley Cooper?

Posted by: lindafell de Spair with Vox at July 14, 2015 09:40 PM (xVgrA)

300 Anna: Is there anything you don't know?

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

301
297 L'Amour was a merchant marine as well
education of a wandering man

Posted by: MAx at July 14, 2015 09:42 PM (YJeFl)

302 285 Today is the 50th anniversary of Mariner 4's flyby of Mars.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/history/60s/Mariner4_1965.htm

It took 22 pictures. It was the first space probe to photograph a planet up close. (Mariner 2 flew by Venus in 1962, but didn't have cameras because Venus' atmosphere is opaque and it couldn't have seen the surface, so there was no point.)

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:25 PM (sdi6R)



Which means that both the first planetary flyby and up-close pix of Pluto have taken place within my lifetime.

Posted by: Not enough cowbell at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (EzgxV)

303 If Dinesh D'Souza can survive Federal Pound-Me-In-The-**ss Prison, I'm less worried in general. In the camps, I'll just surround myself with small bespectacled Indian intellectual bodyguards.

Posted by: Just some guy at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (yxw0r)

304
Do you see the Pope speaking up on behalf of the orders here? No. He has no problem opening his yap about every other thing that doesnt concern him or the church. But issues that do? chirp

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (iQIUe)

305 .....and I have no idea why that sock keeps showing up. Static cling, maybe?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (EzgxV)

306 /of course, they could imprison all the nuns in the US, but the media wouldn't cover it, and if something isn't covered by the media, it means it didn't happen, right?


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD

Tree, forest, windstorm, some assembly required

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (xJGO2)

307 "Anna: Is there anything you don't know? "

Obama's College grades?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (VPLuQ)

308 Anna: Is there anything you don't know?

The ending to Sluggor's sequel?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 14, 2015 09:45 PM (0NdlF)

309 296 No one commented on the absurdity that men were required by Obamacare to have abortion coverage.

What about MY needs?!?

Posted by: Kaitlyn Jenner at July 14, 2015 09:47 PM (ueOgE)

310 Anna: Is there anything you don't know?

The volume of zesty banana pudding required to fill all the nuclear silos?

Posted by: Adriane the Bloom County Critic ... at July 14, 2015 09:47 PM (qOsoH)

311 304


Do you see the Pope speaking up on behalf of the orders here? No. He
has no problem opening his yap about every other thing that doesnt
concern him or the church. But issues that do? chirp

I'm also kind of uncomfortable with the whole "communist sickle crucifix" he got the other day as well.... not sure about this Pope. Not a JP II, that's for sure.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at July 14, 2015 09:47 PM (9KToF)

312 Ha, the New Horizons team gang sign is nine fingers held up for nine planet(oid)s.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 14, 2015 09:47 PM (jR7Wy)

313
Does Dracula sparkle?

No. Then not interested.

Posted by: some LIV tween at July 14, 2015 09:26 PM (t2xH3)








He does when you blast him with a flamethrower.

Posted by: Owen Zastava Pitt at July 14, 2015 09:48 PM (egLDQ)

314 >>>Anna: Is there anything you don't know?<<<



How many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Posted by: Mr. Owl at July 14, 2015 09:49 PM (t2xH3)

315 @309 296 No one commented on the absurdity that men were required by Obamacare to have abortion coverage.

What about MY needs?!?
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Get back to us when you start needing to use a tampon...

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (FRGa/)

316 "The volume of zesty banana pudding required to fill all the nuclear silos?"


The air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (VPLuQ)

317 302 285 Today is the 50th anniversary of Mariner 4's flyby of Mars.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/history/60s/Mariner4_1965.htm

It took 22 pictures. It was the first space probe to photograph a planet up close. (Mariner 2 flew by Venus in 1962, but didn't have cameras because Venus' atmosphere is opaque and it couldn't have seen the surface, so there was no point.)

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:25 PM (sdi6R)



Which means that both the first planetary flyby and up-close pix of Pluto have taken place within my lifetime.
Posted by: Not enough cowbell at July 14, 2015 09:43 PM (EzgxV)


The first planetary flyby was Mariner 2 in 1962. The first Moon flyby was Russia's Luna 1 in 1959. The first attempt to launch a rocket to the Moon was on August 17, 1958. (It failed.)

All of that has occurred during my lifetime. I am indeed fortunate to be living during this era, one of the most remarkable periods in all of human history. Today marked the end of the initial era of solar system exploration. I was alive during the whole time, although I was too young to remember the missions before Mariner 4.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (sdi6R)

318 How many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Posted by: Mr. Owl at July 14, 2015 09:49 PM (t2xH3)


Bite me!

Posted by: Tootsie Pop at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (W5DcG)

319 Little sisters, especially poor ones, should not have sex. Unless it's with each other. Wait. Oh, you meant something else.

Posted by: Eromero at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (go5uR)

320 >>>Anna: Is there anything you don't know?<<<



The average air speed of an unladen swallow?



Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (yxw0r)

321 Curse you, VIA.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at July 14, 2015 09:52 PM (yxw0r)

322 313 He does when you blast him with a flamethrower.
Posted by: Owen Zastava Pitt at July 14, 2015 09:48 PM (egLDQ)


Oh, yeah, he did indeed.

Posted by: Earl Harbinger at July 14, 2015 09:53 PM (ueOgE)

323 @communist sickle crucifix" he got the other day as well.... not sure about this Pope. Not a JP II, that's for sure.
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Nor is he a Benedict, imo. Has he come out strongly on *any* issue to date?

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 09:53 PM (FRGa/)

324 The air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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The average air speed of an unladen swallow?


While these questions look very similar, they are actually different questions.

*nods sagely*

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 14, 2015 09:53 PM (0NdlF)

325 Nor is he a Benedict, imo. Has he come out strongly on *any* issue to date?

--

Climate change, I think.

Posted by: @votermom at July 14, 2015 09:54 PM (cbfNE)

326 @323
Nor is he a Benedict, imo. Has he come out strongly on *any* issue to date?

He's not a big fan of capitalism.

Posted by: Agent J at July 14, 2015 09:55 PM (ueOgE)

327 Nor is he a Benedict, imo. Has he come out strongly on *any* issue to date?
Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 09:53 PM (FRGa

Global warming. Anti-capitalism

I'm Lutheran so I don't pay a lot of attention to him

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:55 PM (xJGO2)

328 >>>Has he come out strongly on *any* issue to date?>>>

We may put him on the cover of an upcoming issue.

Posted by: Rolling Stone at July 14, 2015 09:57 PM (Cxp7g)

329 Started house-sitting for my parents today, and an envelope that my Mom sent to my sister came back in the mail. Ironically, they're heading over to her part of the country. So I gave them a call to give them a heads up.

My Mom's response when she found out - "Privatize the Post Office".

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 09:57 PM (FRGa/)

330 >>>Bite me!



Posted by: Tootsie Pop at July 14, 2015 09:51 PM (W5DcG)<<<
Whooo do I look like? A vampire.

Posted by: Mr. Owl at July 14, 2015 09:58 PM (t2xH3)

331 320

approx. 25 mph.

Someone calculated it all out. A good accurate answer is out there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 14, 2015 10:00 PM (u82oZ)

332 As the resident pro-choice poster here I must say

THIS RULING IS FUCKING INSANE

That is all.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at July 14, 2015 10:00 PM (0LHZx)

333 boo yeah!

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:01 PM (OXJ6d)

334 @327 I'm Lutheran so I don't pay a lot of attention to him
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I'm LDS, so I don't exactly pay a lot of attention to him, either.

But a lot of people do. So the tone he sets is important.


I'm not really seeing much of anything coming from the Vatican these days.

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 10:03 PM (FRGa/)

335 "Someone calculated it all out. A good accurate answer is out there."

African, or European swallow?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 14, 2015 10:03 PM (VPLuQ)

336 Well I don't know what the winning numbers are for the Mega Millions tonight...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 10:03 PM (eHOVP)

337 "Someone calculated it all out. A good accurate answer is out there."
African, or European swallow?"

Carrying a coconut or not?

Posted by: lindafell de Spair with Vox at July 14, 2015 10:05 PM (xVgrA)

338 @336 Well I don't know what the winning numbers are for the Mega Millions tonight...
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Well there goes *my* question for Anna tonight...

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 10:05 PM (FRGa/)

339
336 Well I don't know what the winning numbers are for the Mega Millions tonight...
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 10:03 PM (eHOVP)

........Yet.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 10:05 PM (xJGO2)

340 Mariner 4's flyby of Mars and the introduction of SpaghettiOs in the same year? Coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: Weasel at July 14, 2015 10:06 PM (e3bId)

341 While living under Islam would no doubt suck, I will OD on schadenfreude watching the SJWs attempt to cope with it.

Yup, I'll be the Smirker Under The Burka when the homos and the leftist trollops are being herded into the former baseball stadiums for public floggings and execution.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at July 14, 2015 10:06 PM (VBbCO)

342 Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 10:03 PM (FRGa/)

Oh, I agree with you on the tone. Come across as pro government and secular

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 10:07 PM (xJGO2)

343 "Yup, I'll be the Smirker Under The Burka when the homos and the leftist trollops are being herded into the former baseball stadiums for public floggings and execution."

Don't you mean stoning and being thrown off tall buildings? And sometimes acid in the face for the womyns that are edumacated.

Posted by: lindafell de Spair with Vox at July 14, 2015 10:09 PM (xVgrA)

344 Scheis, nicht schwarzt-grun

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 14, 2015 10:11 PM (eHOVP)

345 >>While living under Islam would no doubt suck, I will OD on schadenfreude watching the SJWs attempt to cope with it.

it is called head in the sand technique, see the British rape gangs...

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:11 PM (OXJ6d)

346 One guy at the NASA press conference showed a congratulatory tweet from Dear Leader. I could have done without that.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 10:12 PM (sdi6R)

347 335 Via unladen European swallow

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 14, 2015 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

348 I'm not a big fan of the 'Frontline' PBS shows, but the current one on ISIS is real attention-getter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 10:17 PM (9mTYi)

349 @323: "Has he come out strongly on *any* issue to date?"

Global warming?

Posted by: A rather cross Urban IV at July 14, 2015 10:18 PM (amQXf)

350

its horrible. these people are monsters

Posted by: ThunderB at July 14, 2015 10:18 PM (zOTsN)

351 >>>One guy at the NASA press conference showed a congratulatory tweet from Dear Leader.

Posted by: rickl at July 14, 2015 10:12 PM (sdi6R)<<<

Well, I thought it was a historic achievement that they were Muslim.

Posted by: SCOAMF at July 14, 2015 10:19 PM (t2xH3)

352 it reminds me so much of rural turkey

Posted by: ThunderB at July 14, 2015 10:19 PM (zOTsN)

353

this must be in Dyabikar in southern Turkey

Posted by: ThunderB at July 14, 2015 10:20 PM (zOTsN)

354 343 Don't you mean stoning and being thrown off tall buildings? And sometimes acid in the face for the womyns that are edumacated.

Don't sell them short! ISIS is teaching us about how much freedom there is in Islam; freedom to invent ever newer and better forms of barbaric torture.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at July 14, 2015 10:21 PM (VBbCO)

355 So America is now going to put nuns in jail for what agian?

not paying for other peoples sh*t ?

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:24 PM (OXJ6d)

356 Seen on twitter:


Sign the WH petition to order AG Lynch to launch RICO investigation of #PPSellsBabyBodyParts wh.gov/iXODR #ProLife

Posted by: @votermom at July 14, 2015 10:25 PM (cbfNE)

357 @355 So America is now going to put nuns in jail for what agian?

not paying for other peoples sh*t ?
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No, that would at least be "normal". What the nuns are getting in trouble over is for not paying for something that they will never need (at least, for as long as they remian nuns).

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 10:26 PM (FRGa/)

358 I'm not a big fan of the 'Frontline' PBS shows, but the current one on ISIS is real attention-getter.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 10:17 PM (9mTYi)


Did they say it was created by Bush or Reagan or the CIA?

Posted by: Tootsie Pop at July 14, 2015 10:27 PM (W5DcG)

359 they said its ISIS

Posted by: ThunderB at July 14, 2015 10:28 PM (zOTsN)

360 they just stoned a womna to death for adultery

her father joined in

Posted by: ThunderB at July 14, 2015 10:29 PM (zOTsN)

361 So America is now going to put nuns in jail for what agian?

not paying for other peoples sh*t ?
Posted by: moron
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It's about 'fairness'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 10:29 PM (9mTYi)

362 Yea see how far that coexist thing works with ISIS the Insane State of Islamic Shitheads.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 10:31 PM (BO/km)

363 her father joined in

Posted by: ThunderB


That's fcvked up.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at July 14, 2015 10:31 PM (/Ho8c)

364 her father joined in


so the concept of 'throw the first stone' is unknown aparently

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:33 PM (OXJ6d)

365 @360 360 they just stoned a womna to death for adultery

her father joined in
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Apparently, it's not exactly uncommon to have other concerns involved when a woman is stoned to death for adultery. Iirc, in the Soraya movie,i.e. The one about the Iranian woman who was stoned, the husband's desire for a wife to replace the accused may have been the primary impetus for the adultery claim.

Wouldn't be surprised if there was more going on in this specific incident as well.

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 10:35 PM (FRGa/)

366 Reposted from last night's Usher thread:

I have a suggestion for the Book Discussion thread sometime soon - A

Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M Miller, Jr. This was assigned

reading for my history of sci-fi course back in the 70's. RICH in

topics for discussion. It's about the world after the "Flame Deluge"

(nuclear war), and is centered in a monastery in the southwestern US,

whose purpose is the preservation of knowledge, specifically scientific

books and printed matter. Because after the Flame Deluge, the masses

went crazy, murdering scientists and burning books.

So timely.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at July 14, 2015 10:37 PM (+Y3QE)

367 The quintessential Wodehouse book is "Right Ho, Jeeves," the one where Gussie Fink-Nottle gives away the prizes at Market Snodsbury grammar school and "sets up a mark for oratory at which all others shoot in vain." It's hilarious from start to finish.

Posted by: Raul Johnson at July 14, 2015 10:37 PM (6pRSw)

368 @364 so the concept of 'throw the first stone' is unknown aparently
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The law that the Israelites received in the Old Testament is specifically tailored to try and steer the people away from the tribal mess that the Islamic world currently finds itself in.

And even that didn't recognize "throw the first stone".

Not a chance that the Islamics do.

Posted by: junior at July 14, 2015 10:38 PM (FRGa/)

369 She asked for forgiveness from her father and he said no maybe God will forgive you. You cannot reason with or trust people who think like that.

Posted by: freaked at July 14, 2015 10:39 PM (BO/km)

370 " the future does not belong to those who insult the profit of islam"


is out current administrations position y' know?

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:44 PM (OXJ6d)

371 Miley's Tongue @ 366. Canticle For Leibowitz is a really good book. Your name? Not so appealing. Could you change it to something else? Maybe Hillary's Cameltoe?

Posted by: Eromero at July 14, 2015 10:45 PM (go5uR)

372 Some 18 year old needs to go into a 7/11 and try to buy beer. Then when he or she is carded they need to say that they identify as 21 because they feel more mature than their biological age and how dare you discriminate against me you ageist bigot.

Posted by: Ssimoson4848 at July 14, 2015 10:47 PM (r1du+)

373 Well, most of the womyn that are stoned to death for "adultery" don't actually commit the act. All, it takes is a situation where a womyn may have talked to a non-relative male alone. Even the appearance of it "causes shame" to the family which has to uphold their "honor" by stoning said female to death. Most, and when I say most I mean pretty much all, of the women have done nothing wrong. All it takes is a few MALE witnesses, women not being able to testify or even deny the charges.

Posted by: lindafell de Spair with Vox at July 14, 2015 10:48 PM (xVgrA)

374 " the future does not belong to those who insult the profit of islam"

I thought Sharia was opposed to profit.
Or is that just interest on loans?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2015 10:50 PM (W5DcG)

375 If you do Wodehouse (or if you just generally need something to cheer you up in these piping times) I recommend a) "The Smile that Wins", b) "Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend" (about moral courage and hollyhocks) and c) "Strychnine in the Soup".

In fact, I would recommend a regular weekly dose of Wodehouse as long as symptoms persist.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 14, 2015 10:50 PM (GQdlU)

376 This mandate forces religious ministries to violate their faith or pay massive IRS penalties






Well well well. Comply or die. Maybe someone should ask that asswipe Kennedy about the 1st Amendment protecting people's religious freedoms.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 14, 2015 10:50 PM (DiZBp)

377 Robert E Howard wrote boxing and wrestling stories but if we did REH it would be Conan!
Posted by: ace at July 14, 2015 09:12 PM (bhepQ)

Solomon Kane stories are really good too. Monster-fighting Puritan ronin-type.

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at July 14, 2015 10:51 PM (rzggC)

378 I'm Lutheran so I don't pay a lot of attention to him
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at July 14, 2015 09:55 PM (xJGO2)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Daytime TV sponsors at July 14, 2015 10:53 PM (kUClZ)

379 Well well well. Comply or die. Maybe someone should ask that asswipe Kennedy about the 1st Amendment protecting people's religious freedoms.
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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Only in the privacy of their own homes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 10:53 PM (9mTYi)

380 if you can you must see that Frontline

that guy is a hero

Posted by: ThunderB at July 14, 2015 10:53 PM (zOTsN)

381
Only in the privacy of their own homes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 10:53 PM (9mTYi)



We'll be in the catacombs in 5 years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 14, 2015 10:55 PM (DiZBp)

382 Well well well. Comply or die. Maybe someone should ask that asswipe Kennedy about the 1st Amendment protecting people's religious freedoms.
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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Only in the privacy of their own homes.

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or if your mooslimb

Posted by: lindafell de Spair with Vox at July 14, 2015 10:55 PM (xVgrA)

383 is the ISIS Frontline available online?

or when is the repeat?

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:55 PM (OXJ6d)

384 is the ISIS Frontline available online?

or when is the repeat?

Posted by: moron #73 at July 14, 2015 10:55 PM (OXJ6d)

385 The title is "Escaping ISIS". Was shown tonight, probably will be repeated.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 11:01 PM (9mTYi)

386 did I get Willowed?

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at July 14, 2015 11:01 PM (xVgrA)

387 did I get Willowed?
Posted by: lindafell
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In spite of instructions, I expect that the baseball thread has devolved into politics.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 11:03 PM (9mTYi)

388 Just checked..., the folk at the baseball thread are actually talking baseball...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 11:04 PM (9mTYi)

389 Oh, is that Slublog that wrote that Federalist article about the virtues of "crap jobs" in the sidebar? Nice work, man! It's well-written, informative, and punchy.

I look forward to seeing what derogatory nickname Ace comes up with for you in the future, Slub!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Trump/Fiorina (I) 2016! at July 14, 2015 11:07 PM (wKc1L)

390 What did that Pericles cat say ? Something about your interest in politics ...

Posted by: Sevens at July 14, 2015 11:22 PM (0HqNX)

391 I see Kirsten Powers drunk her idiot juice tonight.

Evening horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 14, 2015 11:25 PM (XAFOu)

392
So Harper Lee came out with a new, "lost" novel?

BFD. Her first one was, at best, mediocre.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 14, 2015 11:28 PM (VLTL9)

393 Well here's an article that will challenge your goodwill: http://tinyurl.com/p4v5l47I spose it's not gay rape if you take a selfie

Posted by: MAx at July 14, 2015 11:28 PM (YJeFl)

394 Well my friends, it sounds like it is time for a little civil disobedience.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 14, 2015 11:30 PM (1ijHg)

395 I liked "To Kill a Mockingbird."

The movie, of course, fucked up the story.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 14, 2015 11:32 PM (1ijHg)

396
388 Just checked..., the folk at the baseball thread are actually talking baseball...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 11:04 PM (9mTYi)


They're cis and we're trans?

Just saw one of those repulsive and whiny Liberty Mutual car insurance ads. Would love to see a retake of one where the spokesjerk gets a "Nancy Kerrigan". NOW you've got something to whine about, beeyotches!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 14, 2015 11:34 PM (VLTL9)

397 Just saw one of those repulsive and whiny Liberty Mutual car insurance ads. Would love to see a retake of one where the spokesjerk gets a "Nancy Kerrigan". NOW you've got something to whine about, beeyotches!
Posted by: Krebs
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*fistbump*
Same here.
I also weary of the Subaru commercials that portray a nuclear warm, traditional family..., except, they are hipsters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 14, 2015 11:36 PM (9mTYi)

398 Yo! Site management. It's ONT o'clock.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 14, 2015 11:42 PM (IN7k+)

399 I want my...

I want my...

I want my

O

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Posted by: The Overnight Hat at July 14, 2015 11:42 PM (7YlUk)

400 Do we need to send out a search & rescue team for Meaty?

Posted by: Navin Johnson at July 14, 2015 11:45 PM (T5QC5)

401 I also weary of the Subaru commercials that portray a nuclear warm, traditional family..., except, they are hipsters.

The only ones I've seen have a traditional family of dogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 14, 2015 11:48 PM (W5DcG)

402 Damn. That sock is such a jerk.

Posted by: Chi at July 14, 2015 11:48 PM (T5QC5)

403 I thought last night's ONT was doublicious because Maet wasn't mad at us, but maybe it was meant to last 2 nights. So if we all go and post there we might get banned. He must be really mad at us!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 14, 2015 11:52 PM (GzDYP)

404 Posted the pic of TFG Chamberlain. Got the response...

Too bad FB wasn't around when Reagan sold missile to Iran.

Can they ever own up to shit that Dear Leader does?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 14, 2015 11:55 PM (XAFOu)

405 First they came for the Confederate Flag.
But because I wasn't a Southern Man,
I didn't fight.

Then they came for Little Sisters of the Poor.
But because I wasn't Catholic,
I didn't fight.

Then they came for the Libertarians.
But because I wasn't one,
I didn't fight.

Then they came for me.
No one was left to defend me.


Posted by: Zombie Martin Niemoller at July 14, 2015 11:56 PM (1ijHg)

406 OK that was dumb. I killed a thread with stupid.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 14, 2015 11:56 PM (GzDYP)

407 Posted by: lindafell de Spair with Vox at July 14, 2015 10:48 PM (xVgrA)

I wish there were more men in this world like that British governor in India, who told the locals that they could follow their warped senses of honor and tradition and burn the living wives along with their dead husbands, but then his honor would compel him to follow the British tradition which was to hang every participant by the neck until dead.



They put a stop to it. That's how you deal with savages.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 14, 2015 11:58 PM (HalrA)

408 America.

Point of strength.

This fucker should never utter those together.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 15, 2015 12:01 AM (XAFOu)

409 The British General's name was Sir Charles James Napier.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 15, 2015 12:03 AM (1ijHg)

410 Horde:

I never thought I would endorse a PBS show, but y'all need to head over to pbs.org and watch Frontline: Escaping ISIS.

While watching, ponder this. WTF is the US doing? Wait, scratch that. WTF isn't the US doing SHIT?

Example: one Yazidi (the star of the show) notes that an ISIS position is only a km away.

OK. There is a known ISIS position. WTF isn't there an armed US drone dropping their asses? WTF isn't a crack naval aviator lighting their asses up?

Oh yeah: because TFG is a SCOAMT, or whatever Allen says

Posted by: the other coyote at July 15, 2015 12:03 AM (QsGde)

411 "Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the
funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive
we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall
therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is
consumed. Let us all act according to national customs." [5]

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 15, 2015 12:04 AM (1ijHg)

412 Can they ever own up to shit that Dear Leader does?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 14, 2015 11:55 PM (XAFOu)

Nope. It's all a game to them. Transfer blame and guilt. No consequences. The world could sprout a thousand mushroom clouds tomorrow, and they'd still be going "But Reagan!"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2015 12:04 AM (HalrA)

413 Can they ever own up to shit that Dear Leader does?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 14, 2015 11:55 PM (XAFOu)

No they can't. They would have to admit that they were wrong. About everything.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 15, 2015 12:05 AM (GzDYP)

414 411
"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the

funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive

we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall

therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is

consumed. Let us all act according to national customs." [5]

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 15, 2015 12:04 AM (1ijHg)

I think that's what makes a good man a good man. When he stops putting up with the shit, stops going along to get along, and puts his foot down despite all the pressure telling him to go along with evil. We need to start putting our foot down, and whenever these maniacs try to get us to give them an inch, let's remember their debating tactics and dial the intensity from 1 straight to 11 and tell them to shut their evil faces.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2015 12:08 AM (HalrA)

415 Putting our foot down? Try calling Homosexuality the Degenerate Perversion that it is.

Good luck wit dat.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 15, 2015 12:10 AM (1ijHg)

416 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 15, 2015 12:10 AM (1ijHg)

That cat's already out of the bag, and there are still bigger battles yet to come.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 15, 2015 12:13 AM (HalrA)

417 Can they ever own up to shit that Dear Leader does?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 14, 2015 11:55 PM (XAFOu)

No they can't. They would have to admit that they were wrong. About everything.
Posted by: OldDominionMom
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I think that it is more complicated than that. The core of Obama's philosophical Fellow Travelers are very pleased with his actions.

The Enabler Class, i.e. most Democrat politicians are happy so long as the popular spin (mostly by a cooperative media) serves them politically, i.e., they are not philosophically driven, they merely want to enjoy privilege, money, benefits.

The Democrat voters are just lemmings., led by a media that also consists of enablers who are a combination of the above, but with an underlying twisted sense of white guilt which inhibits them from raising any criticism, if they can even see it..

The GOPe, meanwhile, is in straight-up go along to get along mode.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2015 12:17 AM (9mTYi)

418 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2015 12:17 AM (9mTYi)

Totally agree. It's the voting lemmings that I say don't want to see that they've been wrong to believe the shit they believe and in the the people they believe in. You see it in the media, too, though. A desperate clinging to their hope in what rationality says is bs.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 15, 2015 12:28 AM (GzDYP)

419 ONT by Gabe is up.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 15, 2015 12:30 AM (GzDYP)

420 We need to start putting our foot down, and whenever these maniacs try
to get us to give them an inch, let's remember their debating tactics
and dial the intensity from 1 straight to 11 and tell them to shut their
evil faces.

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We can't do that! We might lose the independent vote! Jeb may never become President! We could lose the Congressional majorities! Jon Stewart might make funny faces at us! Millennials might put down their bongs for a minute and vote against us! The soccer moms might think we're too judgy! Illegal immigrants who may have been on the fence will vote Dem for sure!

Posted by: Squishy at July 15, 2015 01:32 AM (EARfr)

421 What difference does it make whether people are born as vampires? Can't they self-identify as vampires later? Trans-vampires should be a protected class since they are subject to discrimination from us non-bloodsuckers.

Posted by: bk in tx at July 15, 2015 09:58 AM (AyAyC)

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