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Isaac Levitan, "Evening Shadows" (c. 1892)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:33 AM




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1 First and proud of it.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 09:33 AM (oDCMR)

2 2?

Posted by: inJeb!table 2016!1!!1! at August 14, 2015 09:35 AM (xmmV6)

3 I see lots of li'l bitty field mices frolicking there....

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 09:35 AM (0atQl)

4 That little bush means someone is trying not to be seen

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 14, 2015 09:36 AM (x9oEV)

5 That's peaceful. Is the paiinter a Muslim?

Posted by: inJeb!table 2016!1!!1! at August 14, 2015 09:36 AM (xmmV6)

6 Rapey

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 14, 2015 09:36 AM (evdj2)

7 Will Ace entertain us with a piece on the simultaneous implosion of our two Political Family Dynasties anytime soon? The narrative is Trump and Bernie did it, but it is more likely that voters have tired of them and their complicity to underwrite Wall Street's greed.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 09:37 AM (oDCMR)

8 What ya got there is an EPA-certified wetland. Start fencing it off now.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at August 14, 2015 09:37 AM (WDySP)

9 The pig wrestler practices over to the right, behind that copse of trees, in case any PETA people ask.

Posted by: MTF at August 14, 2015 09:39 AM (TxJGV)

10
Huma,
Look I need you to settle down RIGHT NOW! We're only talking about a year or two, and those places are like a f'ng country club, ask Martha Stewart. Don't worry about the fine, my accountant is transferring the funds to your Cayman account as I type.
Besides, there will be a lot of "action" in there. Remember when we watched "Orange is the New Black" together? I could come visit you...we could play the cavity search game for realsies!
Hillsy

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 14, 2015 09:41 AM (5buP8)

11 Lovely! You can feel the late day mild warmth of a spring sun and the coolness in the shadows. Thanks, RD.

Posted by: JTB at August 14, 2015 09:41 AM (FvdPb)

12 It's another day of Hillary and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Campaign.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 14, 2015 09:41 AM (ee9LE)

13 Pfft, big whoop.

Posted by: Hal Jordan at August 14, 2015 09:42 AM (F26eZ)

14 Morning all.

I got nothing other than I hate liberals and Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 14, 2015 09:42 AM (DUoqb)

15 Beautiful painting. Vivid and realistic. Nice find.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 14, 2015 09:42 AM (4AVeu)

16 ... but there were no STOCKPILES of WMD

In May, the
Organisation for the Prohibition and Chemical Weapons inspectors found
traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria that was not declared as a chemical weapons storage or production facility.

Besides, these WMD were in Syria.

Posted by: unlawful enemy combatant at August 14, 2015 09:43 AM (e8kgV)

17 Big News - Al Gore is signaling interest in running for Prez. Our prayers have been answered.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 09:43 AM (oDCMR)

18 I'm thinking that's a legal mary wanna field up top there.

Posted by: Bruce at August 14, 2015 09:43 AM (8ikIW)

19 Subversive thought: Jew Lives Matter.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 14, 2015 09:43 AM (ee9LE)

20 Is that Arnold Ziffel? Over on the right?

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 09:43 AM (F26eZ)

21 Shazbot! It's the copse!

Posted by: Mork 'Fingers' Orkuloni at August 14, 2015 09:44 AM (k4wGP)

22 Breeding ground fpr skeeters.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 14, 2015 09:44 AM (Yrjee)

23 for

Posted by: some random meathead at August 14, 2015 09:44 AM (Yrjee)

24 Late August is a wonderful time. It's starting to get cooler in the morning and the evening, the sun has that golden tinge, you know autumn is coming but there's still some summer left. Contemplative and quiet, I like that.

Posted by: joncelli, Adjusting the Tinfoil Hat at August 14, 2015 09:45 AM (RD7QR)

25 To the left is ground under repair. My ball went into that water, but it's casual water so I get a free drop and no penalty.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at August 14, 2015 09:45 AM (JtwS4)

26 For those that can handle the Daily Caller site. They have a collection of images/video of the China explosion.

http://bit.ly/1INCe0k

Two of the videos are incredible.

Video collected by China's official Xinhua News shows smoldering wreckage up-close:

(This one, above, shows the wreckage up close and personal. Incredible. It looks like a bomb was dropped, like an actual war zone.)

and the one after

Another video shows dozens of workers seeking medical care; many appear to have had to take off burned clothes: WATCH:

This one is particularly horrific. It's like an episode of Walking Dead, but real, and not remotely funny.

Many naked and half naked men and women where you can see the layers of skin burned off. They are wandering aimlessly, not knowing where to go, and many being corralled onto a large bus (naked and skin coming off). You can see one or two try to get into the back of an ambulance, but is shunned away, probably because the worst victims are in there getting treated.

We'll never hear the real death/injury toll.

Horrific.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2015 09:45 AM (qCMvj)

27 This is where I bury those who oppose me.

How many can YOU find?

Posted by: Hillary!!! at August 14, 2015 09:46 AM (oVJmc)

28 They'll have to do something abut the mosquitoes before they start using that cemetery. What? It's a damn golf course?

Posted by: Eromero at August 14, 2015 09:46 AM (go5uR)

29 How about Jerry Brown? The guy has to be gnawing on his tie when he sees Bernie Sanders leading in NH.

Brown, a big-state Democrat who has much more governmental experience than small-state Sanders, and who can "out moonbat" Sanders anyday, is sitting on the sidelines.

Watch for Brown.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 14, 2015 09:46 AM (4AVeu)

30
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Levitan

He died young but they dont say from what.

I always like to look to see if the commies or the nazis have killed these guys.

Posted by: Wang With a Wang! at August 14, 2015 09:47 AM (iQIUe)

31 A 30-foot-by-30-foot section gave way during a concert about 10 p.m., the Minneapolis Fire Department said.

The ceiling that collapsed was over the balcony DJ booth at the back of the dance floor, Kranz said. A section fell onto the floor about midway through the headlining set by Canadian metal band Theory of a Deadman.

Posted by: Deadman at August 14, 2015 09:47 AM (e8kgV)

32 The Chinese are all about transparency, I'm sure they won't disappear the injured.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 09:47 AM (F26eZ)

33 Well, just went down to look at the VIN to do a color match spray paint order and.... somebody else grazed the same bumper. So I guess getting it replaced now....

Jeez its like I'm a target now

Posted by: Bigby's 3 Finger Salute at August 14, 2015 09:48 AM (3ZtZW)

34 19 Subversive thought: Jew Lives Matter.

We couldn't agree more: they make the best scapegoats, work hard and don't eat much.

Posted by: Pharaoh, Hitler, Stalin at August 14, 2015 09:48 AM (5buP8)

35 The Lizzie Warren of bears.

http://tinyurl.com/nqpz9gs

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 14, 2015 09:48 AM (ee9LE)

36 Horrific.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2015 09:45 AM (qCMvj)

With the Chinese you can always assume that the numbers aren't real. We will never know the actual casualties but they are almost certainly higher than they let on.

Posted by: joncelli, Adjusting the Tinfoil Hat at August 14, 2015 09:49 AM (RD7QR)

37 He died young but they dont say from what.

-
Then it was AIDS.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 14, 2015 09:50 AM (ee9LE)

38 Hilly,

Sorry you went to prison. I am writing this postcard from Pedo Island. It is warm here with many fine young chicas. Kinda like where you are hee hee. You would love it hee hee. We have dissolved your interest in the Foundation and transferred your assets to an off-shore account. For safe keeping. You know until you get back. Try to make the best of it and find lots of new friends. In the shower hee hee.

Stay sweet,

Bill

Posted by: some random meathead at August 14, 2015 09:51 AM (Yrjee)

39 The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday awarded $8 million in grants to nine universities to help better understand the impact of climate change on indoor air quality.

Posted by: Bubble Boy at August 14, 2015 09:51 AM (e8kgV)

40 What a pretty picture. All that's missing are a few strip malls and some paved roads.

Posted by: physics geek at August 14, 2015 09:52 AM (MT22W)

41 With the Chinese Obama Administration you can always assume that the numbers aren't real.

Posted by: joncelli, Adjusting the Tinfoil Hat at August 14, 2015 09:49 AM (RD7QR)


...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2015 09:52 AM (qCMvj)

42

gorgeous painting

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2015 09:52 AM (qCMvj)

43 You want to improve indoor air quality? Hang a couple of ferns.

Christ, I've had enough of these busy-bodies.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 09:52 AM (W2YA6)

44 For some reason, this artist's name sounded familiar to me, but I was wrong.

Wiki links to this picture, Sokolniki. Autumn:

https://goo.gl/y1vNAD

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 14, 2015 09:53 AM (zF6Iw)

45 Erasing a server imply proves my innocence.

Posted by: Hillary!!! at August 14, 2015 09:53 AM (oVJmc)

46 Don't quetion the reality of "climate change" and the grant money will keep coming.That's top notch "science!" Right there.

Posted by: steevy at August 14, 2015 09:54 AM (sPO3u)

47 Shazbot! It's the copse!


Posted by: Mork 'Fingers' Orkuloni


heh

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at August 14, 2015 09:54 AM (/Ho8c)

48 Between the lawlessness of the Clintons, Obama and the Congressional Leadership, I think we are going to have to change the way laws delegate power to the executive. It's no longer sufficient to say you can't do X, if there is no explicit penalty for doing X. The Gorean No-Controlling-Legal-Authority defense has become the default mode of Democrats in office.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 14, 2015 09:54 AM (evdj2)

49 39 The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday awarded $8 million in grants to nine universities to help better understand the impact of climate change on indoor air quality.

No word on the grants to study "Yellow Boy's" impact on water quality?

Posted by: Pharaoh, Hitler, Stalin at August 14, 2015 09:54 AM (5buP8)

50 What did the EPA do to that little pond there?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2015 09:54 AM (Z9g7j)

51 The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday awarded $8 million in
grants to nine universities to help better understand the impact of
climate change on indoor air quality.


Government money, of course, does not corrupt science, only CORPORATE money.

Posted by: Hillary!!! at August 14, 2015 09:54 AM (oVJmc)

52 You want to improve indoor air quality? Hang a couple of ferns.



And stop pooping in the hallways.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 14, 2015 09:55 AM (JO9+V)

53 What a pretty picture. All that's missing are a few strip malls and some paved roads.



Posted by: physics geek


Just exactly what I was thinking!

--Every urban planner/developer/civil engineer evah

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at August 14, 2015 09:55 AM (/Ho8c)

54 How come the water is not Orange?

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 09:56 AM (oDCMR)

55 So I was thinking

Can we get a lot of Hillary 2016 letterhead with the logo and all? It'd be hysterical to send her mail in Fed Pen using that.

Posted by: Bigby's 3 Finger Salute at August 14, 2015 09:56 AM (3ZtZW)

56 Historical dictators sock off. I hate when I do that.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 14, 2015 09:56 AM (5buP8)

57 26
For those that can handle the Daily Caller site. They have a collection of images/video of the China explosion.





That dashcam video is absolutely insane. Lucky those buildings shielded those people. Also, the one in the upper right corner at the beginning of the combined video. Looks like something out of a disaster movie, with something flying right at the camera and the camera going dead. Crazy.


Posted by: Mayn at August 14, 2015 09:57 AM (NSy0M)

58 Where are the Leaf Blowers?

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 09:58 AM (oDCMR)

59 We will never know the actual casualties but they are almost certainly higher than they let on.

Posted by: joncelli, Adjusting the Tinfoil Hat at August 14, 2015 09:49 AM


Nor will we ever know either the real causes of the explosion or what exploded.

No one is better at hiding stuff than the Chinese.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 09:58 AM (0atQl)

60 Also, apparently whooping cough is making a big enough resurgence that they're running commercials urging people to get vaccinated for it.

I swear people want to go back to the middle ages. Considering how many hipsters make an conscious decision not to bathe regularly, there's no reason not to expect Captain Tripps to make an appearance.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 09:59 AM (+hPIb)

61 Serious question unrelated to the strip mall-less picture above: does anyone seriously think that Hillary will be charged/indicted for one of the federal crimes she has obviously broken? I mean, I've seen a lot of "ooh, this is serious now" comments, but I have yet to see make a plausible argument that Hillary will in any way be held accountable.

Posted by: physics geek at August 14, 2015 09:59 AM (MT22W)

62 Mosquito Meadows

Posted by: Fritz at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM (UzPAd)

63 No one is better at hiding stuff than the Chinese.
Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 09:58 AM (0atQl)


Um, what?

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM (YvRAm)

64 there's no reason not to expect Captain Tripps to make an appearance.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 09:59 AM (+hPIb)


Right now, an old black lady in Nebraska is quietly humming to herself in her rocking chair.

Posted by: physics geek at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM (MT22W)

65 Lefty sites are up in arms this morning about Carson apparently using aborted baby parts in his research. Anyone know the full story here? Does Carson have a defense?

Posted by: Mayn at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM (NSy0M)

66 I don't think anyone actually expects charges for Hillary!, I think the orange jumpsuit thing is mostly rhetorical.

Unless I'm reading that wrong.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM (+hPIb)

67 Wow...that's a nice painting... looks like what I see everyday here in upstate NY....

Posted by: Dirty Randy at August 14, 2015 10:03 AM (jjaLl)

68 While that R95 is cool, I'm not sure complexity is your friend during a space launch.

Posted by: Jean at August 14, 2015 10:03 AM (ztOda)

69 Serious question unrelated to the strip mall-less picture above: does
anyone seriously think that Hillary will be charged/indicted for one of
the federal crimes she has obviously broken?
***
I think it would take a Republican president to specifically order the FBI to investigate and prosecute those responsible.

Ask yourself if you were a mid level FBI agent...would you go after Hillary and her allies knowing that if she wins the presidency she *will* destroy you if you do?

Speaking of which, has the question been asked of any of them how they will clean up the mess that Obama and Clinton have created in national security? As in specifics not vague non-answers?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 14, 2015 10:03 AM (78TbK)

70 ...but I have yet to see make a plausible argument that Hillary will in any way be held accountable.

Posted by: physics geek at August 14, 2015 09:59 AM


Not. A. Chance.

She walks on this, just as she has skated on every past felony she has committed.

People think Choom Boy and ValJar are setting her up this time, and that may be so. But people with -- let's be Nice -- less-than-stellar records of their own need to avoid coming right out and prosecuting her lest they face similar scrutiny. They are hoping the dribs and drabs that have leaked out will do the damage. Which they won't.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 10:03 AM (0atQl)

71 Also, apparently whooping cough is making a big enough resurgence that
they're running commercials urging people to get vaccinated for it.
___
Vaccinations cause, uh, like, retardation n'stuff man.

Posted by: Jenny McCarthy and the Party of Science at August 14, 2015 10:04 AM (78TbK)

72 The MFM is all aflutter over the US flag being raised over the embassy in Cuber. They are wetting themselves over it so much you'd think it was the rainbow flag. Maybe that's what Barry sent them...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 14, 2015 10:05 AM (493sH)

73 Looks like those bastages did some clear cutting to put in a farm field or some other nonsense.

Posted by: Hank at August 14, 2015 10:07 AM (qtcdB)

74 51. I was thinking yesterday that the definition of a liberal is someone who believes that money loses its corrupting influence when it passes through government. also b. the liberal also believes that being employed or funded by the government also magically cleanses greed and other base desires from people.

Posted by: PaleRider at August 14, 2015 10:07 AM (iA/+T)

75 Posted by: Mayn at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM (NSy0M)
============================

Who really cares? It was 1992. This is just the left trying to electronically lynch Carson's candidacy (which is hardly a threat to their criminal conspiracy anyway, but, you know, get the black guy!).

His defense sounds adequate to me, and you can easily find it with a minimum of searching. Go find it.

Posted by: MTF at August 14, 2015 10:07 AM (TxJGV)

76 I've seen a lot of "ooh, this is serious now" comments, but I have yet to see make a plausible argument that Hillary will in any way be held accountable.

That's a really good question. But sadly, I think the answer is no, she will be the next POtUS. The left has too much invested in her. It'll leave a mark, but in the end it will be all about her "resilience as a woman and a politician" . Whitewater? No biggie. Billy Jeff's shenanigan's? Never happened. Bimbo eruptions? Handled. Vince Foster? one-tap job. Email scandal? Vast right-wing conspiracy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 14, 2015 10:07 AM (5buP8)

77 >>Serious question unrelated to the strip mall-less picture above: does anyone seriously think that Hillary will be charged/indicted for one of the federal crimes she has obviously broken?

I would be shocked if she was charged with anything. But if enough damage is done that she either drops out or is wounded that she loses and she and her equally scummy, grifter husband cease to be serious power players in DC, I will settle for that.

I'll give Fiorina this much, she is the only person I have seen stating unequivocally that Hillary is a liar. More of that.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2015 10:08 AM (OGm46)

78 Does Carson have a defense? Posted by: Mayn at August 14, 2015 10:01 AM

I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. He doesn't seem the type, and a simple "no, I didn't" should be sufficient.

But I'm not a Democrat. If they want to push this narrative, they have the resources (MFM and other shills) to do so. They guy is then toast.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 10:08 AM (0atQl)

79 Mornin' Horde. Still tryin' to figure how to get a mental health day without obligations short of actually winding up in a rubber room, but at least I have the HQ!

(I still need a drink.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 14, 2015 10:09 AM (2l5vw)

80 Needs fertilizer.

Posted by: Guy who's always criticizing other people's art and gardens at August 14, 2015 10:09 AM (K/MPD)

81 Hillary won't go to jail. She is too powerful and the people who want her power and position are the same people who have the ability to prosecute her. And THEY want the same immunity.


Now, if things get really hairy, she may die of a sudden heart attack or a freak plane accident or drowning in the tub while bruising her neck and face. But these things happen around the Clintons and their supporters.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 14, 2015 10:09 AM (3pRHP)

82 *puts down his porn mag*

Is it starting?

Posted by: Harold Lauder at August 14, 2015 10:09 AM (jjaLl)

83

Ask yourself if you were a mid level FBI agent...would you go
after Hillary and her allies knowing that if she wins the presidency she
*will* destroy you if you do?



Interesting note. The FBI did not publicly pursue the email case until Intelligence Service Office of Inspector General (OIG )special agents rooted out the TS emails and pressed the issue.

The FBI has lost whatever credibility and status that it previously had as the 'premier' federal law enforcement agency.

The OIG is the government watchdog agency. They claim to return 9 dollars in government funds for every dollar spent on internal fraud investigation.

One of the first things that Obama did when he took office was to fire the Inspectors General.


Posted by: some random meathead at August 14, 2015 10:10 AM (Yrjee)

84 There is a link in my nic to an article at Gateway Pundit. It quotes George Will saying that Trump supporters are trash! WTF is he thinking? I thought the GOPe was a "big tent party" but not big enough for Trump and his supporters!

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 14, 2015 10:10 AM (zW5rQ)

85 >>> Wow...that's a nice painting... looks like what I see everyday here in upstate NY....


Easy to take for granted

Posted by: Bigby's 3 Finger Salute at August 14, 2015 10:10 AM (3ZtZW)

86 That's a really good question. But sadly, I think the answer is no, she will be the next POtUS.

Ayup. The world will know she's corrupt as hell, but enough people will be in on the cycle of graft to put her over the top.

Tree of Liberty's about died of thirst by now I'm afraid.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 14, 2015 10:11 AM (2l5vw)

87 The MFM also tried to destroy Trump's candidacy with the the McCain controversy.

They don't give a shit about dead babies or POW's. Say FYNQ and you're golden.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:11 AM (+hPIb)

88 It quotes George Will saying that Trump supporters are trash! WTF is he thinking?

This is mister suit-and-tie-always talking. He's full of $#!+.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 14, 2015 10:12 AM (2l5vw)

89 82 *puts down his porn mag*

Is it starting?
Posted by: Harold Lauder at August 14, 2015 10:09 AM (jjaLl)

Bombdee bombdee bomb!

Posted by: Trashcan Man at August 14, 2015 10:12 AM (2Ojst)

90 I would be shocked if she was charged with anything.


======



What?! Cmon it was cattle futures!

Posted by: Bigby's 3 Finger Salute at August 14, 2015 10:12 AM (3ZtZW)

91 Hillary is being held accountable, and right now. The plain fact she violated the law is being rubbed in everyones face on a daily basis and her polling is suffering mightily.

Remember, this is barely the beginning and its the Clintons we are talking about. If there is another scandal, maybe new information on Benghazi, or more on Huma/Cheryl crimes while working for Hillary, or-- worst of all -- a bimbo eruption, then she process starts to snowball.

The intelligence community will insist on a conviction of somebody for stripping classification markers from intelligence materials, its just so plainly a crime, and that means a high ranking person goes to jail. Moreover, the unsecured server will have ramifications, and more people will find themselves in serious legal trouble there.

So, yes, I think its pretty obvious Hillary will pay a big price for these crimes. Maybe not getting indicted herself, though that is certainly not out of the question, but my expectation is she won't be nominated.

Posted by: MTF at August 14, 2015 10:13 AM (TxJGV)

92 Will isn't alone.Some cobs and contributors here agree.All over Twitter with it..

Posted by: steevy at August 14, 2015 10:13 AM (sPO3u)

93 It quotes George Will saying that Trump supporters are trash

GOPe civility.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 14, 2015 10:13 AM (Yrjee)

94 I don't give a shit about Trump but the open dripping contempt towards a sizable portion of the base is not a good thing.

Posted by: steevy at August 14, 2015 10:15 AM (sPO3u)

95 Hillary put the USA's topmost top screts on her Putin's Facebook page and still gets elected Prez.

Shut up and watch Foolball, serf.

Posted by: chad at August 14, 2015 10:15 AM (MQEz6)

96 Repent! He's coming! He's coming for you!!

Posted by: Homeless Kareem at August 14, 2015 10:16 AM (JO9+V)

97 George Will works at....

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 14, 2015 10:17 AM (oVJmc)

98 Easy to take for granted

Posted by: Bigby's 3 Finger Salute at August 14, 2015 10:10 AM (3ZtZW)

I think I do sometimes.... every once in a while I'll snap out of my daze and notice some random landscape that reminds me the best (and close to only) good thing about living in NY is the beauty of the environment.

Posted by: Harold Lauder at August 14, 2015 10:17 AM (jjaLl)

99 >>> It quotes George Will saying that Trump supporters are trash! WTF is he thinking?


Fkn country club GOP


Its exactly the wrong tack to take. 3 cycles now the GOPe has been calling the hot-tempered segment of the base racist idiot trash and belittling and ignoring them. 3 times is enemy action, folks. They will never take your concerns seriously and they do expect you to STFU.

Posted by: Bigby's 3 Finger Salute at August 14, 2015 10:18 AM (3ZtZW)

100 George Will is Trumpetdaddy?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 14, 2015 10:18 AM (oVJmc)

101 The Lizzie Warren of bears.

http://tinyurl.com/nqpz9gs
Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 14, 2015 09:48 AM (ee9LE)
---

"The man then drove off without ever removing the costume head and revealing his face."

Then how do they know it wasn't really a talking, driving bear?

"If warranted, the man could face wildlife harassment charges."

But if the bear he accosted cannot speak, how do they know he was harassing it? She might have enjoyed it. Do liberals really imagine they can read bear minds?

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at August 14, 2015 10:19 AM (E5UB0)

102 75 Posted by: MTF at August 14, 2015 10:07 AM (TxJGV)
78

I read what he said, but this sets up perfectly for one of those Stephanopalos style debate gotchas.

Agreed with Scribbler though, if the MSM spins the issue, it doesn't really matter. LIVs don't care and Carson would be toast.

Posted by: Mayn at August 14, 2015 10:19 AM (NSy0M)

103 Isn't Criminal Security Breach covered by the 'Is' rule of definitional law? I am sure it is.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 10:20 AM (oDCMR)

104 I highly recommend the rocket engine article at CNet linked in the sidebar. Great stuff.

Posted by: MTF at August 14, 2015 10:20 AM (TxJGV)

105 I don't give a shit about Trump but the open dripping contempt towards a sizable portion of the base is not a good thing.

Ayup. Get it all out in the open. Better to burn the SOB down then continue with the self-defeating lie.

And once we know where things really stand, we can figure out what to do about the progtards...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 14, 2015 10:20 AM (2l5vw)

106 99 >>> It quotes George Will saying that Trump supporters are trash! WTF is he thinking?


Fkn country club GOP


Its exactly the wrong tack to take. 3 cycles now the GOPe has been calling the hot-tempered segment of the base racist idiot trash and belittling and ignoring them. 3 times is enemy action, folks. They will never take your concerns seriously and they do expect you to STFU.
--------------------
But it works so well. Just ask McCain and Romney.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 10:21 AM (oDCMR)

107 I don't trust Trump as far as I could throw him, but after what the GOP pulled in the Mississippi senate primary race and then helping rather than hampering all of Barky's latest country killing schemes they can pound sand unless they dump Jeb and get behind Walker or maybe Cruz.

After 8 years of Barky who cares if Trump is as also as clownish as Putin, at least he wants the country to flourish.

Posted by: PaleRider at August 14, 2015 10:22 AM (iA/+T)

108 Trump provides a weapon to dispatch both family Dynasties that have purposely damaged free debate in service to Big Government. I guess I'm ignorant trash.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 10:23 AM (oDCMR)

109 Posted by: Mayn at August 14, 2015 10:19 AM (NSy0M)
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Then I'm confused. If you read his statement, as you say, why'd you ask if he had a defense?

Put another way, who are you and who paid you to rabble rouse? And could they pay me?

Posted by: MTF at August 14, 2015 10:24 AM (TxJGV)

110 Ben's dump is up. Already checked for corn and peanuts.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at August 14, 2015 10:25 AM (scUv5)

111 Well this is George Will's opinion. Maybe we need Judge Robert's opinion to clarify it Constitutional standing? I'm sure Roberts can get Rove to answer his phone calls.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 10:25 AM (oDCMR)

112 The Most Interesting Man in the World on government:

https://goo.gl/sZUxRq

Posted by: salfter at August 14, 2015 10:25 AM (kmvkg)

113 92
Will isn't alone.Some cobs and contributors here agree.All over Twitter with it..


yep

Posted by: some random meathead at August 14, 2015 10:26 AM (Yrjee)

114 Isn't Criminal Security Breach covered by the 'Is' rule of definitional law? I am sure it is.

Posted by: Hank, Your Friend in Congress at August 14, 2015 10:20 AM (oDCMR)



Not if you're a Democrat

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 14, 2015 10:28 AM (493sH)

115 Just went over to Rude State, something I probably haven't done in a year or more.

First thing I see is a whine from Erick Ericson of the "People are being MEEEEEAN to me! They're sending me HAAAAATE mail! Can't we back it down and be Civil and Nice and all agree-y with me?"

Comments there, of course, assure him that he's Their Boy and if Trump and his loons weren't such Haterz all would be well.

My message to EE hasn't changed: "Listen fatso, when you take your stupidity public, people will slam you. Not just because they disagree with you, but because you're being a World-Class Dumb Shit. Go back to Mommy's Basement and dig out your WoW stuff."

I'm reaching a point where the GOPe needs not only to purge itself of the Democrat-lite candidates and cheap sellouts they run, but also has to put the EEs, Poppin' Freshes and NRO tea-sippers out to pasture before I'll consider any kind of future support for them.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 10:29 AM (0atQl)

116 I live in Philly, and am having a real tough time not just registering Dem so I can have some effect. PA's closed primary, so I can't even vote for the lesser of two evils at this point.

Is it just crazy talk to vote for the lesser of two evils in the Dem primary then vote for whomever in the general? It doesn't make me super comfortable, ethically, but in 20 years living in PA and NJ, not once has my vote really mattered.

What would you do?

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:29 AM (q/kmn)

117 I highly recommend the rocket engine article at CNet linked in the sidebar. Great stuff.

I'm not sure that if I were traversing space to another planet, that I would want to do it on the most complicated rocket motor ever built.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 14, 2015 10:30 AM (evdj2)

118 Complexity is the enemy of reliability. It's fun to make cool stuff, but I wouldn't want it strapped under my ass.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:32 AM (q/kmn)

119 61 Serious question unrelated to the strip mall-less picture above: does anyone seriously think that Hillary will be charged/indicted for one of the federal crimes she has obviously broken? I mean, I've seen a lot of "ooh, this is serious now" comments, but I have yet to see make a plausible argument that Hillary will in any way be held accountable.

Posted by: physics geek at August 14, 2015 09:59 AM (MT22W)


Criminal charges? No.

Eventually withdrawal from the campaign? Yes.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 14, 2015 10:33 AM (oFCZn)

120 The GOP told black democrat voters that TEA partiers were racist and that unless they crossed primaries to back Thad "improper with animals" Cochoran they would be back to Jim Crow.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 14, 2015 10:36 AM (j2FM9)

121 Eventually withdrawal from the campaign? Yes.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 14, 2015 10:33 AM


Really? Difficult for me to imagine someone with such a monstrous ego actually backing down. It'd be a virtual admission of guilt, and I just don't see it.

Perhaps the "health" thing would give her an out. Or Choom Boy could appoint her to the Supremes. Otherwise, I think she'll keep on with the determination of a kamikaze.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 10:37 AM (0atQl)

122 Pro-lifers plan nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood Next week:

http://tinyurl.com/oqq63n5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2015 10:39 AM (OSs/l)

123 So, yes, I think its pretty obvious Hillary will pay a big price for these crimes. Maybe not getting indicted herself, though that is certainly not out of the question, but my expectation is she won't be nominated.

Your lips to God's ears.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 14, 2015 10:41 AM (5buP8)

124 States and cities holding protests next Saturday, August 22nd.

http://protestpp.com/protests/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2015 10:42 AM (OSs/l)

125 Posted by: MrScribbler at August 14, 2015 10:37 AM (0atQl)

I think the primary may be wrestled away from her.

Democrats already rejected her once, and that was without a possible criminal charge.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 14, 2015 10:44 AM (j2FM9)

126 Complexity is the enemy of reliability. It's fun to make cool stuff, but I wouldn't want it strapped under my ass.
Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:32 AM (q/kmn)
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fyi, dildoes aren't complex.

Posted by: Barney Frank at August 14, 2015 10:45 AM (E5UB0)

127
Watch out. Sniper in the marsh.

With a snorkle.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 14, 2015 10:45 AM (xcrCh)

128 Chupacabras: ...Is it just crazy talk to vote for the lesser of two evils in the Dem primary then vote for whomever in the general? It doesn't make me super comfortable, ethically, but in 20 years living in PA and NJ, not once has my vote really mattered.

Milady and I registered as Dems when we moved to Chicago. No point in being a Republican there, the Dem will win.

Fifteen years later, moved to Oklahoma and returned to Republican status. Where the Republicans win.

Repugnant, but pragmatic.

Posted by: mindful webworker - shoot through the door at August 14, 2015 10:47 AM (f/ass)

129 Thanks, Mindful.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:53 AM (F26eZ)

130 Hey everyone, just wanted to give an update on my Mom, and to thank you for your prayers.

Well, they didn't find anything specific yesterday, other than they had more blood tests done. She has a few things high: potassium, cholesterol, and something called bilrubin. They are all only slightly high, so the doctor isn't too concerned. Of course, I think she should get a second opinion, a CT Scan, a scope of her insides, all that jazz.

The last one the bilrubin, could have to do with the liver or gall bladder. They mentioned gall bladder stones OR tumors creating a blockage. And, considering her cancer scare last year, "tumors" was the last thing I wanted to read. I don't know which sounds worse, liver damage or gall bladder blockage which COULD be tumors.

Anyway, I probably should have stayed off Google, but I felt the need to investigate, so I am still pretty worried. But, the Dr seems to think it's okay.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 14, 2015 11:17 AM (ejOpp)

131 Thanks for the update, TP. I will continue to keep your mother in prayer and you too. :^).

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2015 11:34 AM (OSs/l)

132 Posted by: Chupacabras at August 14, 2015 10:29 AM (q/kmn)

I'm still registered as a Democrat even though I haven't voted for one since the primaries in 2008 before my political conversion. I figure that I can vote for the D candidate most likely to lose against a (hopefully) conservative Pres. candidate for Pres.
That and I get satisfaction from telling off Dems when they call for money

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2015 11:37 AM (OSs/l)

133 Gorgeous painting, rd! XOXO

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,aging Redneck Queen supermodel, Walker/whoever 2016 at August 14, 2015 04:23 PM (2qF5m)

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