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Louis Rémy Mignot, "Twilight on the Passaic" (1861)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:50 AM




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1 That fellow was quite talented.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2015 09:52 AM (sPO3u)

2 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 09:52 AM (Jcvz2)

3
How peacefull. Meanwhile, over at ZeroHedge:

Bullionaire
Pay attention, everyone. Paper gold to $1135 by close.

Raging Debate
Get the 3 B's of survival hedging now. Beans, bullets, bullion. Also have water purification, bleach (chlorine) if nothing else. I have a bugout bag to live for months off the land, the worst case scenerio.

401K of Dooom
Yes, yes, yes, yes! Vomit, baby, vomit! Give to TPTB with spades! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I hope George Soros losese all his money!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 24, 2015 09:52 AM (kdS6q)

4 Those don't exactly look like happy trees...

Posted by: nnptcgrad at August 24, 2015 09:53 AM (aVYsC)

5 another beauty

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2015 09:53 AM (qCMvj)

6 That's not a moon

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2015 09:53 AM (VPLuQ)

7 >>I hope George Soros losese all his money!

I wouldn't bet the farm on that.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2015 09:53 AM (OGm46)

8 Nice and calm picture.


Before the storm.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at August 24, 2015 09:54 AM (AC0lD)

9 We really need to expand Drew's art palette.

Posted by: Draki at August 24, 2015 09:54 AM (sCOy8)

10 Repost from the last thread:


I overlooked a really good deal on Herter's 9mm FMJ at Cabbalas yesterday.
$10.80 per box
No sales tax
AND
5% military discount.

Completely missed it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2015 09:54 AM (VPLuQ)

11 That's not a moon



It's Uranus.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 09:54 AM (Jcvz2)

12 food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing but crunch to the plate.

It's salad, and here are three main reasons why we need to rethink it.

Salad vegetables are pitifully low in nutrition. The biggest thing wrong with salads is lettuce, and the biggest thing wrong with lettuce is that it's a leafy-green waste of resources.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 24, 2015 09:54 AM (H5dz3)

13 Alternate title: Before Opening Bell

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 09:55 AM (TOk1P)

14 ahhh filet Mignot. Won't be eatin' any more of that, what with the collapse and all.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 24, 2015 09:55 AM (7RXcs)

15 Is that mustard gas?

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 24, 2015 09:55 AM (/kI1Q)

16 12 The left is waging war on lettuce now?

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2015 09:55 AM (sPO3u)

17 View of Moonrise from the Second Class Coach on the Last Train Out from Wall Street... 2015.

Posted by: kraken at August 24, 2015 09:56 AM (sdxPm)

18 Salad is what food eats.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 24, 2015 09:56 AM (/kI1Q)

19 Thank you, I'm really enjoying all of the Mignot.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 24, 2015 09:56 AM (mf5HN)

20 Twilight post election 2016, and peace descended upon the countryside and the people looked forward to healing from eight years of progressive torture.

Posted by: MTF at August 24, 2015 09:56 AM (TxJGV)

21 ahhh filet Mignot. Won't be eatin' any more of that, what with the collapse and all.



Yes you will. Every animal has a "filet" cut......

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 09:56 AM (Jcvz2)

22 Is that mustard gas?

There was mustard on the hot dogs but I think the gas was more from the sauerkraut.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at August 24, 2015 09:57 AM (JtwS4)

23 The biggest thing wrong with salads is lettuce, and the biggest thing wrong with lettuce is that it's a leafy-green waste of resources.

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God, in his magnificent wisdom and love, created animals that turn lettuce into good tasting food for us humans. Who am I to question God's wonderful creation?

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2015 09:57 AM (gmeXX)

24 Every animal has a "filet" cut......

even nutria

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2015 09:57 AM (ZQfW9)

25 Can't police trolls, can disappear anything dissing Rick Wilson.

Can't deport colonistas, God forbid a policeman defends himself against a charging thug.

Shit like this is why I have no trust for authorities of any kind. Put up with this sort of crap as a kid, too, so I just go through life assuming nobody's got my back.

State of nature, here we come. It's gonna be a bitch.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2015 09:58 AM (9krrF)

26 Second look at a reverse mortgage?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 24, 2015 09:58 AM (l3vZN)

27 Feels a lot more like Kaboom Monday than Filet Monday.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2015 09:58 AM (OGm46)

28 I like a nice salad before they bring my steak out.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2015 09:58 AM (sPO3u)

29 Purty pitcha, rd. As usual.

We're all gonna need lots of pretty pictures and funny cat videos for a while, I'm afraid.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2015 09:58 AM (SNBrO)

30 and the biggest thing wrong with lettuce is that it's a leafy-green waste of resources.



Nope. Lettuce is what feeds our food.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (Jcvz2)

31 Nutria are just aquatic, giant, long-tailed hamsters FROM HELL

Posted by: Kindltot at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (3pRHP)

32 I was doing some research on (Mexico/immigration/migrants) this morning and found this at migrationpolicy.org:

Top 10 of 2014 - Issue #9: The Points System Is Dead, Long Live the Points System

Canada in January 2015 is set to launch a revamped immigrant selection system known as "Express Entry," after extensive preparations throughout 2014. After several years of upheaval in Canadian immigration policy, this moment marks the end of a quiet revolution: the demise of the traditional points system worldwide.

Rather than giving permanent residence to any immigrant who passes Canada's points test, as in the past, Express Entry will create a pool of eligible candidates who must market themselves to employers or participating provinces and territories to secure a place in the Canadian immigration program. Building on policies introduced over the past few years, the new system will make it difficult to immigrate without a job offer or local work experience.

The points system was a Canadian invention that dates back to 1969. In its traditional form, it admitted immigrants with characteristics such as university education, language skills, or experience in particular occupations. To qualify, candidates simply had to earn sufficient points across a range of criteria. They did not need a job offer, making this route an alternative to the widely used "demand-driven" system in which employers sponsor immigrants to fill specific vacancies. By contrast, points systems were often referred to as "supply-driven" because flows depended more on prospective immigrants' decisions than on employers' demand.


Wow. Do Canadians know this happened?

This is what we should do.

Also, aren't Canadians getting ready to vote out the conservative Prime Minister that probably made this happen?

(btw,
Issue #2: President Obama Breaks Immigration Impasse with Sweeping Executive Action
Issue #3: Border Controls under Challenge: A New Chapter Opens
Issue #5: New Era in Immigration Enforcement at the U.S. Southwest Border
Issue #8: Changing Landscape Prompts Mexico's Emergence as a Migration Manager)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (qCMvj)

33 Every animal has a "filet" cut......

even nutria


Nutria, weren't those the critter that put the attempted hit on Carter back in the day?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (9krrF)

34 Salad vegetables are pitifully low in nutrition. The
biggest thing wrong with salads is lettuce, and the biggest thing wrong
with lettuce is that it's a leafy-green waste of resources.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 24, 2015 09:54 AM (H5dz3)


Lettuce has the benefit of not being Cheetos. As people are shoving it into their maw, they are not shoving processed junk foods in there, so it's got that going for it... which is nice.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (TOk1P)

35 Alternate title for art....Wolves of Wall Street howl, and you have no fire.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2015 10:00 AM (kKHcp)

36 I liked "Barak Monday"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 24, 2015 10:00 AM (3pRHP)

37 Louis Rémy Mignot- a man who has always been out standing in his field lake!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 24, 2015 10:00 AM (NeFrd)

38 I need to get back to work.
Have a happy Monday.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2015 10:00 AM (qCMvj)

39 one more thing, over at haaretz

How Jewish Values Help Ivanka Trump Stay Classy

The daughter of the presidential candidate may have kept the Trump name, but she has her own religion. 'We're pretty observant,' she says.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2015 10:01 AM (qCMvj)

40 Every animal has a "filet" cut......

even nutria
Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2015 09:57 AM (ZQfW9)



I can't remember where I heard it but I love this. Every time scientists get all excited about finding some new species, remember that there's a local tribe that has 20 different ways to cook it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 24, 2015 10:01 AM (mf5HN)

41
Mosquitos -- I can hear them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 24, 2015 10:01 AM (iQIUe)

42 CNBC is reporting the "...the bull market is still intact..."

I am so relieved...

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM (ZQfW9)

43 13 Alternate title: Before Opening Bell

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 09:55 AM (TOk1P)

Mignot's "The Rest of the Day"

http://tinyurl.com/qjdomfq

(really not enough doom and gloom but reminded me of when Mordor fell)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM (fWAjv)

44 Lettuce has the benefit of not being Cheetos. As people are shoving it into their maw, they are not shoving processed junk foods in there, so it's got that going for it... which is nice.



Which means that they'll taste better when we go long pig.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM (Jcvz2)

45 CNBC is reporting the "...the bull market is still intact..."

They certainly seem to still be selling that bull, anyway.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM (9krrF)

46 Lettuce has the benefit of not being Cheetos. As people are shoving it into their maw, they are not shoving processed junk foods in there, so it's got that going for it... which is nice.


Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (TOk1P)

Lettuce. The Oatmeal for the new millennium.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM (kKHcp)

47 In Iraq, former Iowa soldier helping Kurds fight Iran
http://is.gd/PdylfC

Interesting.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 24, 2015 10:03 AM (/kI1Q)

48 CNBC is reporting the "...the bull market is still intact..."



Minus it's nutz.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 10:03 AM (Jcvz2)

49 "As people are shoving it into their maw, they are not shoving processed junk foods in there, so it's got that going for it... which is nice. "


It's not Lettuce Dick...it just turned green on its own!

Posted by: Jarles Chonson at August 24, 2015 10:04 AM (VPLuQ)

50 Which means that they'll taste better when we go long pig.

Lettuce-eaters got no meat on 'em.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 24, 2015 10:04 AM (/kI1Q)

51 Alternate Title: EPA Sky

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2015 10:05 AM (oZr5y)

52 CNBC is reporting the "...the bull market is still intact..."

I am so relieved...

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM (ZQfW9)

Just last week, some talking-head was saying 10% constitutes a correction, and 20% a bear market.
Perhaps we haven't lost 20% from Jan 1 yet.
Of course, it's not lunchtime yet either.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2015 10:05 AM (kKHcp)

53 What a great thing a free market is! All those panicked Sell!!! orders are being processed successfully.

Posted by: MTF at August 24, 2015 10:06 AM (TxJGV)

54 So when do they shut down trading?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 24, 2015 10:06 AM (oFCZn)

55 So solutions people....


QE4 and QE5 rolled out together.
Print off a few trillion and give it to the people on the street.
Hands over the ears and think happy thoughts.


The only, ONLY plus side is that this happens on President Dumbass' watch and he has more than a year to enjoy the fruits of his success.


And we all get to comment on how much the Obama economy sucks.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at August 24, 2015 10:06 AM (AC0lD)

56 in the midst of a market correction, I feel calm. Why? Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today. Far more important.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 24, 2015 10:07 AM (S8W0R)

57 So when do they shut down trading?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 24, 2015 10:06 AM (oFCZn)


When the headless chicken finally collapses.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 10:07 AM (TOk1P)

58
The scaredy cats jacked-off Apple this morning with a trading range of $10. It went to 92 around the open and currently rebounded to 104. Steel yourself boys until you see the whites of their eyes and then aim and fire for their nuts.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (OiFtZ)

59 "Honey, have you seen the remote?"

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man with a bionic penis at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (NeFrd)

60 They certainly seem to still be selling that bull, anyway.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2015 10:02 AM


Seems to have climbed back upwards pretty quickly. Strange, as I haven't heard any good news about manufacturing or corporate profits.

Oh, wait. you don't have to make anything to become a success.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (SNBrO)

61 'Thermonuclear Sunset - Just Before the First Fallout'

Posted by: some random meathead at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (C5RlS)

62 The solution obviously is higher taxes and more regulation on businesses.

Posted by: Bernie at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (HstNY)

63 >>>>Louis Remy Mignot.
.
.
.He does seem to include water in some form in almost all of his paintings. Perhaps he had bed wetting issues as a child?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (iONHu)

64 three words: Trillion Dollar Coin

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (ZQfW9)

65 Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today. Far more important.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 24, 2015 10:07 AM


Okay, so you proved me wrong. There IS good news today.

Congratulations!

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2015 10:09 AM (SNBrO)

66 "three words: Trillion Dollar Coin"

Can you use it in a vending machine?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2015 10:10 AM (VPLuQ)

67 Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today.

Congrats!!!

Posted by: GMan at August 24, 2015 10:10 AM (sxq57)

68 "Okay, so you proved me wrong. There IS good news today.

Congratulations!"

Same here, from Clan VIA.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2015 10:10 AM (VPLuQ)

69 Second look at a reverse mortgage?

Call the number on the screen and a friendly representative will send you this informative brochure.

Posted by: Teh Fred at August 24, 2015 10:11 AM (oZr5y)

70 throat wobbler

best wishes to you and your family!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 24, 2015 10:11 AM (0O7c5)

71 three words: Trillion Dollar Coin

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2015 10:08 AM (ZQfW9)


The thing is, you made the damn coin, but you FORGOT to make a slot for it!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 10:11 AM (TOk1P)

72
"three words: Trillion Dollar Coin"



Can you use it in a vending machine?>>>

Yes but with he upcoming inflation you will need 2 to get a Coke.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 24, 2015 10:11 AM (P/aDH)

73 What a blessing. Congrats Wobbler!

Posted by: gapoz at August 24, 2015 10:12 AM (thyJJ)

74 Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 24, 2015 10:07 AM (S8W0R)



Oo-rah.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 24, 2015 10:12 AM (yxw0r)

75 Only -506 at the moment.
Some nervous nellies are kicking themselves already.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2015 10:12 AM (kKHcp)

76 Congrats Wobbler : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at August 24, 2015 10:13 AM (zyIlW)

77 Thanks to all. We are thrilled! She is the light of our lives.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 24, 2015 10:13 AM (S8W0R)

78 Buy low, sell high.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (zoyKY)

79 Another wonderful and beautiful painting. Between the Circe painting yesterday and this one I am having a great art start to the week. Thanks so much.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (FvdPb)

80 Congrats Throat Wobbler Mangrove!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (fWAjv)

81 >>> Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today.


Yay !

Posted by: Bigby's Signifying Hands at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (3ZtZW)

82 According to Google it's Duke Kahanamoku's 125th birthday and all you Morons can do is yap about the stock market.

Priorities.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (oZr5y)

83
Nutria, weren't those the critter that put the attempted hit on Carter back in the day?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2015 09:59 AM (9krrF)







They hired the rabbit button man for 50 lbs of carrots, and a lifetime Gold Level membership at the Bunny Ranch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (xcrCh)

84 three words: Trillion Dollar Coin"


man, that was ripe for a Biden-like gaffe, but I suppose you would have had to say "Two Words"....

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (kKHcp)

85 Buy low, sell high.

-----

Which one are we at right now?

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2015 10:15 AM (gmeXX)

86 Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today.

Awesome!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (kff5f)

87 You'd have to be high to sell now.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man with a bionic penis at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (NeFrd)

88 65
Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today. Far more important.



Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 24, 2015 10:07 AM


Congratulations Wobbler!


I've moved beyond 'Doom and gloom' and believe your adult baby girl will enjoy unprecedented freedom.


But the road between now and then might be kind of a bitch.


Posted by: Stateless Infidel at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (AC0lD)

89 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (kff5f)

90 This is important - if Trump is elected, his wife would be the first First Lady to have been photographed nude for a magazine.

So there is that.

Posted by: blaster at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (EMtSF)

91 The amount of wealth that was destroyed and made here in the markets today is virtually unimaginable.

I would put major money on a prediction that there will be some pressure from Washington for a new stimulus.

Mark the tape.

If the wrong people lost megabucks here today, there will be incredible pressure from D.C. to replenish the funds of those people.

MARK MY WORDS.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 24, 2015 10:17 AM (BZAd3)

92 Twilight on the Passaic?

Who knew Bella Swan and Edward Cullen lived in New Jersey?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2015 10:17 AM (4AVeu)

93 Because my wife and I are finalizing the adoption of our baby girl today. Far more important.

------

This in a nutshell is why I am optimistic. The future belongs to those who show.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2015 10:17 AM (gmeXX)

94 90
This is important - if Trump is elected, his wife would be the first First Lady to have been photographed nude for a magazine.



So there is that.

Posted by: blaster at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (EMtSF)

well thank God the current first lady won't claim that accomplishment......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 24, 2015 10:18 AM (0O7c5)

95 According to Google it's Duke Kahanamoku's 125th birthday and all you Morons can do is yap about the stock market.



Priorities.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2015 10:14 AM (oZr5y)


Thanks for reminding us. Duke's trombone playing on Glenn Miller's "Glenn Miller Swings" album is sublime.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 10:18 AM (TOk1P)

96 TWM ... Congratulations and thanks for sharing the wonderful news.

Posted by: JTB at August 24, 2015 10:19 AM (FvdPb)

97 GUATEMALA CITY--Prosecutors sought to impeach Guatemalan President Otto Perez on Friday over a corruption scandal that led to the arrest of his former vice president, deepening a government crisis ahead of presidential elections next month.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 24, 2015 10:20 AM (H5dz3)

98 If you were Hillary , you would have shorted everything a week ago and made millions though you would have to had no knowledge of what shorting is.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 24, 2015 10:20 AM (zoyKY)

99 So, Obama mints a trillion dollar coin on Monday.

On Tuesday, he goes to the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City and plays it in a slot machine. He rings up three cherries.

What happens next?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2015 10:20 AM (4AVeu)

100 Who is "Glenn "Miller?"

Posted by: kraken at August 24, 2015 10:20 AM (sdxPm)

101 This in a nutshell is why I am optimistic. The future belongs to those who show.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2015 10:17 AM (gmeXX)


Yeah, babies make me think of that Windows 10 commercial, with all the multi-culti babies, and how their lives will forever be changed by a new crappy operating system from Microsoft.

They run it during the zombie show, and all I can think while they show those babies in super slomo is "yeah, you'll be eaten first."

Which gives me hope.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 10:21 AM (TOk1P)

102 90 This is important - if Trump is elected, his wife would be the first First Lady to have been photographed nude for a magazine.



Hopefully the current market problems, the end of the petrodollar and the collapse of the welfare state don't hurt the porn industry so badly that those images will be all that remain.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at August 24, 2015 10:22 AM (AC0lD)

103 Burt, you are a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day... er something.

Posted by: gapoz at August 24, 2015 10:23 AM (thyJJ)

104 American Airlines will operate the first charter flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba, later this year, providing travellers the only nonstop service connecting the West Coast to Cuba since travel restrictions were eased.
"American is the premier carrier in Los Angeles and throughout the Caribbean, and this new charter flight shows how we continue to expand our reach by offering new routes and services our customers want," said American's senior vice president Art Torno as he made the announcement.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 24, 2015 10:23 AM (H5dz3)

105 Anyone figure out how to set up parental controls on Windows 10? They seem to have nuked the time curfew and "add more time" functions.

Thanks, Microsoft wankers.

Posted by: Feh at August 24, 2015 10:23 AM (B826y)

106 Yeah, babies make me think of that Windows 10 commercial, with all the multi-culti babies, and how their lives will forever be changed by a new crappy operating system from Microsoft.

I love the kid in the hut on the African plain. Yeah, *she's* real concerned about her Operating System and not, for instance, if she'll survive to 9 yrs old.

Also, as my dad pointed out to me this weekend- those kids will not either "grow up in a Windows 10 world." They'll grow up in a Windows 15 world.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 24, 2015 10:24 AM (kff5f)

107 He rings up three cherries.



What happens next?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2015 10:20 AM (4AVeu)

Obama's not really a cherry type of guy.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at August 24, 2015 10:24 AM (AC0lD)

108 we don't have nutria in Ohio, I don't think. But we do have lawn grubs, which I'm sure are packed full of protein and other nutrients. Guess we'll find out soon enough.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 24, 2015 10:25 AM (7RXcs)

109 You know, the GOP myrmidons vapor-inducing cry "that Trump supporters are neo-nazis!" would be funny if they weren't trying to be serious.

1) We're going on how many years now of the leftists calling anyone they disagree with a Nazi? And now you're going to join in?

2) Your standard "used a word that white supremacists and neo-nazi's have used" for who is and who is not a Nazi, is pretty much is the same as #1.

3) You know and I know you will never actually produce a single, living person behind these most horrible of horribles you are so offended by--better to have the faceless foil you can mold to fit to your villain.

FYNQ

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2015 10:25 AM (ZvKdv)

110 Since I got willowed...

Re this Hugo business...

Ever since I was a kid I've loved science fiction. I grew up reading the works of the Triumvirate (Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein), as well as the likes of Sturgeon, Leinster, Ellison, Blish, Bova, Niven/Pournelle, a long list. (And I have to tell you Harlan Ellison was never anywhere near as good a writer as his ego told him he was.) And I continued to read it throughout my life. But in recent times I started noticing a change in SF, that I did not like.

Some years ago my wife was a nationally recognized online reviewer of SF and fantasy, hence for a good while we got a steady stream of books from a couple of publishers for her to review. And I read a lot of them myself. Or tried to. The fact is that in recent years a lot of the so-called SF out there has become, at least to me, unreadable.

This is because the SJWs, as they are known here, had moved into the genre, and some (not all) of the publishing houses started putting their work out there. And without notable exception, their "work" was crap. SF, at least a fair amount of it, stopped being about aliens, time travel, spaceships and such, but became just hackneyed, hateful leftist polemics.

An example of this was a supposed SF anthology edited by "Connie Willis", whom I'd never heard of, and you never saw such dreck in your life. And hate? For a group of people who are always going on about how bad "h8rs" like us are, these people hate with the heat of a thousand suns, especially if you are a white heterosexual male who does not bow down before the Great God Marx/SJW GLBT/female/PoC orthodoxy. Most of their stuff is downright vicious in this regard.

I've long felt that the main reason the whole "Sad Puppies" thing got started was that those writers who did not pray before the SJW idols got a bellyful of the hate (and bad writing) and decided to rebel. They were not entirely successful, but at least they made their presence known.

Frankly, I don't see SF as a genre surviving much longer. For one thing, as was even noted at Worldcon, the SF fan base is rapidly aging. The young, so thoroughly dumbed down by the Left, is not coming in. Unsurprising, I suppose, since nothing seems to hold the millenial's attention longer than 30 seconds, unless it's Kim Kardashian's well-f*cked ass.

Sad, really...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at August 24, 2015 10:25 AM (AYY6Y)

111
Who is "Glenn "Miller?"

Posted by: kraken at August 24, 2015 10:20 AM (sdxPm)






Never heard of him.

Posted by: Judge Crater at August 24, 2015 10:26 AM (xcrCh)

112 Appropriate painting for today, considering the stock market. It looks like a burning city just past the trees on the horizon.

Posted by: Old Hob at August 24, 2015 10:26 AM (NBhge)

113 Congrats, Mangrove.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at August 24, 2015 10:26 AM (/Ho8c)

114 "Who is 'Glenn Miller'?"

Cat stole my bag.

Posted by: Fletcher Henderson at August 24, 2015 10:27 AM (B826y)

115 Obama's not really a cherry type of guy.



He lost his a long time ago.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 10:28 AM (4dbPD)

116 When are Vernor Vinge's books going to become films?

Posted by: Feh at August 24, 2015 10:28 AM (B826y)

117 Who is "Glenn "Miller?"



"Songs that made the hit parade"

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM (4dbPD)

118 Were nutria the ones that the Catholic Church designated as "fish" so they could be eaten on Fridays?

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM (sPO/s)

119 Glenn Miller was the manager of the band Capn' Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM (22uju)

120 Do I have to say it? There's a sniper in that tree, y'all. 12 o'clock high.

Posted by: Fritz at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM (UzPAd)

121 Another nice one from that guy.......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM (LA7Cm)

122 Also, as my dad pointed out to me this weekend-
those kids will not either "grow up in a Windows 10 world." They'll
grow up in a Windows 15 world.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 24, 2015 10:24 AM (kff5f)


No, not 15. It'll be called something like Windows Rainbow. Their numbering system so far:
3, 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, NT, Vista, 7, 8, 10. (I may have missed one or two).

Clearly no one there knows how to count.



Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM (TOk1P)

123 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2015 10:30 AM (4dbPD)

124 Newt, les corgis.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 24, 2015 10:30 AM (659DL)

125 Oh look! points... "A problem occurred with this webpage, so it was reloaded"... I blame Zulilly, or the geriatric Obama refi finger waving guy.

Posted by: kraken at August 24, 2015 10:31 AM (sdxPm)

126 Clearly no one there knows how to count. Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2015 10:29 AM

The people who hooked up with Little Billy Gates back in the beginning can sure as hell count.

Large numbers, too.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2015 10:31 AM (SNBrO)

127 Oh.

I was wondering where everybody went after I refilled the coffee mug.

I'll just repeat my orphaned remark...

_____
In the category, "that's not funny... really!"

From the morning thread:
Anna Puma: Okay, this is truly News of the Weird and the Macabre...
http://preview.tinyurl.com/qcbcblk


I just had to share this sad observation from the article.

The owner of Mission Park North Funeral Chapel in San Antonio?

Dick Tips

___

I should relate that back to the painting somehow. But I might hurt myself in the process.

Posted by: mindful webworker - any doughnuts left? at August 24, 2015 10:31 AM (VQjKe)

128 Who is "Glenn "Miller?"
Posted by: kraken


Get off my lawn®.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 24, 2015 10:32 AM (W5DcG)

129 What a way to start the day


http://tinyurl.com/owkts39

#BigBlackWomanWithoutPantsSlammingWhiteDevilCopLivesMatter

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 24, 2015 10:32 AM (fWAjv)

130 American is the premier carrier in Los Angeles and throughout the Caribbean

One. Trip.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 24, 2015 10:33 AM (xq1UY)

131 3, 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, NT, Vista, 7, 8, 10. (I may have missed one or two).
-----------------

Windows 97. But that's okay, Microsoft missed it too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2015 10:33 AM (9mTYi)

132 I wasn't planning on ever retiring anyway! I love my stupid job!

*sobs*

Posted by: that guy who doesn't really love his stupid job, eyeing the markets at August 24, 2015 10:33 AM (ZtFr+)

133 This is a surprise: Ehud Barak, who led the Labor Party in Israel the last time they beat Netanyahu and has been more recently Defense Minister in Netanyahu's cabinet, says Netanyahu personally decided not to go forward with a planned attack on Iranian nuclear facilities two years ago.

The finger pointing for the loss of hundreds of thousands of people in the attack to come is already starting.

Posted by: MTF at August 24, 2015 10:33 AM (TxJGV)

134 Endless blessings to you, Throat Wobbler, and a lifetime of happiness to your family!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2015 10:34 AM (9krrF)

135 Windows 97. But that's okay, Microsoft missed it too.

What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Windows XP at August 24, 2015 10:35 AM (9krrF)

136 For one thing, as was even noted at Worldcon, the SF fan base is
rapidly aging. The young, so thoroughly dumbed down by the Left, is not
coming in.


They're all at GenCon, or ComicCon. More images, fewer words.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 24, 2015 10:35 AM (/kI1Q)

137 This is important - if Trump is elected, his wife would be the first First Lady to have been photographed nude for a magazine.



So there is that.
Posted by: blaster at August 24, 2015 10:16 AM (EMtSF)


Well, Hillary did have a session to please Bill way early on, but the photographer had a breakdown and the film was still undeveloped when his house burned down in the 80's.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 24, 2015 10:36 AM (3pRHP)

138 Already saw the leftist spin, "the drop was just all the weekend sell orders being processed, it'll recover as soon as the buy orders are processed."


Yeeeeeaaaahhh . . . that's the ticket.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2015 10:36 AM (ZvKdv)

139 I don't see SF as a genre surviving much longer.

Nah, Organized SF will have problems because of the SJW's and the crap writing. But there are a bunch of authors out there making a ton of money off SF/F (and partially because they care about writing good/entertaining stories over message).

Correia, Butcher, Sanderson and a few others.

Posted by: GMan at August 24, 2015 10:37 AM (sxq57)

140 What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Windows XP at August 24, 2015 10:35 AM


You, I like. Sill my system of choice, even if programs that work with it are dropping like stocks. (Only difference is, XP-compatible stuff won't be resuscitated anytime soon.)

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2015 10:38 AM (SNBrO)

141 If they recategorized a lot of what passes for sci-fi today into the genre it properly belongs in, romance, then things wouldn't look so damned bleak.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 24, 2015 10:41 AM (sPO/s)

142 RoyalOil

Already saw the leftist spin, "the drop was just all the weekend sell orders being processed, it'll recover as soon as the buy orders are processed."

Those poor little accountants with their half-glasses and green lamps, working feverishly to process all the orders....

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at August 24, 2015 10:45 AM (WjXce)

143 Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at August 24, 2015 10:25 AM (AYY6Y)

First: Everyone knows the Oort Cloud is not the Source of SMODs, but of the Threads.

Second: The thing is that Sci Fi was message fic before message fic was cool. Go back and re-read Heinlein or Herbert or even Asimov- all of them raised issues; things for people to ponder. The difference, of course, was that Heinlein, Herbert, and Asimov wrote good stories first, and message fic second.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 24, 2015 10:47 AM (kff5f)

144 I see Tony and Chris throwing 'something' in the water.

Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2015 10:47 AM (go5uR)

145 Lovely painting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 24, 2015 10:52 AM (OSs/l)

146
Okay, Molly is under the knife so everyone send postive thoughts and/or prayers. If she doesnt come home soon, her goat partner in crime, Joy-Joy, will die of a broken heart.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/goatslive

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 24, 2015 10:53 AM (iQIUe)

147
From what I am seeing of SJWs they are: Mentally ill, full of hate, out for power and money.
Many of them are on the dole. So while you and I are out working, they have nothing but time to relentlessly attack their "enemies".

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 24, 2015 10:59 AM (uhftQ)

148 Could have made thousands of dollars buying the open today and selling the bounce. I didn't think we'd ever have another buying opportunity like 2008-2009, but it may be coming. Thank goodness it is happening to Obama and not the next president.

Posted by: gp at August 24, 2015 11:52 AM (+Jpqc)

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