New Banning Policy

I will be banning people a lot, going forward.

Here is the sort of comment that is no longer allowed: An insult lodged out of the blue at a commenter, a coblogger, or myself, based on nothing except political disagreement with something that person said.

The proper response to an argument or statement you don't like is a counter-argument or correction -- not a personalized attack.

Criticism is fine, but note that in criticism, ideas are discredited, not the person offering the idea.

Some people seem incapable of doing that, or too lazy or ill-informed to try, so they launch into the personal attack pre-emptively.

In some cases, there is what I would call an "organic" fight, where two people get into it little by little, each gradually getting meaner and meaner.

This will not be cause for banning, but just for a caution to take it down a notch.

Unless someone jumps way, way up without provocation. That will be taken as an out-of-the-blue insult, and reason for banning.

This is largely a problem of n00bs who warp in because they see us linked somewhere; but I'm announcing the policy to them anyway, so they won't whine when they're permabanned.

In addition, there are some assholes here who are incapable of having anything resembling a civil discussion; any disagreement is quickly met with the only argument they know: "Well you suck."

I have let the assholes fester here far too long; I intend to make up for lost time with rapid-fire serial banning.

I am tired of being afraid to speak my piece on my own website for fear of the drive-by assholes attacking me out of the blue; I imagine many of you are as well.

This was once a place for actual discussion; it will be again.

And I will ban those assholes who are incapable of behaving like elevated, educated, thinking people.

You're too "angry" to discuss things? Don't give a fuck; not my problem. You're banned.

You super-like Trump and you just can't abide someone who has a less enthusiastic opinion than you? Don't give a fuck; not my problem. You're banned.

You're super anti-Trump and need to shower the Trump people with all your frustrations that he's winning in the polls? Don't give a fuck; not my problem. You're banned.

The assholes will be banned in short order. There will not be argument about this.

I know for many low-functioning individuals, simply attacking people for something you disagree with is a political argument; some low-thinking, low-character people have never actually had a real discussion, and actually are so ignorant as to think a personal ad hominem, dropped on a stranger out of the blue, is an "argument."

Well, I don't have time to educate you; your daddy should have done that. Take it up with his wayward ignorant ass.

Your problems are your problems, and your problems alone; your emotional problems and angry outbursts will no longer be acceptable blog fodder here.

If this blog is too fast for you -- if people making arguments you might disagree with is just too painful for your mind to take -- well, there's lots of other blogs on the web; I suggest you try one that's more your speed.

We here are pretty good commenters, and pretty good at discussion and at repartee; we're not going to be dragged down to a sub-moron level simply because that's the only level at which a sub-moron feels he can participate in a Real Life Political Discussion.

These are the rules, and they will be enforced. Adjust your behavior accordingly.


Posted by: Ace at 08:45 PM




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1 **shifty eyes**

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 08:46 PM (rwI+c)

2 Uh-oh...

Posted by: tu3031 at August 26, 2015 08:48 PM (EDYaR)

3 Hey, I might start commenting more then!

Posted by: Tommy V at August 26, 2015 08:48 PM (SRQwr)

4 Ace this is the wrong policy and you know it.

This is a left-wing style move. If someone is an idiot, that reflects poorly on them. Let speech go where it may, no need to get the authorities (i.e. you and cobloggers involved). And if you can't take a mean internet comment, come on.

Sad to see you sink to this level ace. Let speech be free.

Posted by: greg4pres at August 26, 2015 08:48 PM (QfFxb)

5 Bully for you, Ace. You have the full support of this OG.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 26, 2015 08:48 PM (bS6uW)

6 So hey...how bout them Orioles?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM (VPLuQ)

7 Ace's bar. Ace's rules. I'm good with that.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM (JvPqF)

8 "I came here for an *argument!*"

"Oh, I'm sorry--this is Abuse!"

https://youtu.be/kQFKtI6gn9Y

Posted by: Shoutingboy at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM (8NQDy)

9 "Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a banhammer out of my hat!"

"Again? That trick never [BANNED]

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM (QKjWe)

10
*Looks at Grumpy928*

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM (ODxAs)

11 Fantastic weather today.
Based upon the old wheelbarrow out back we got six inches.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM (NaeCR)

12 Usually too many comments for me to keep up with anyway.

Posted by: ccoffer at August 26, 2015 08:50 PM (pVB01)

13 *Looks at Grumpy928*


*nods knowingly*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 08:51 PM (rwI+c)

14 Hammerfall - Let the Hammer Fall

https://youtu.be/5ZU6eMxeltk

Posted by: Iasonas at August 26, 2015 08:51 PM (DU875)

15 Remain calm! All is well!

Posted by: Chip Diller at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (NqQAS)

16
this will likely hurt my mr. moo moo smackdowns.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (ODxAs)

17 Does your wife know you call her "the old wheelbarrow"?

Posted by: Mickey and Sylvia at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (QP2lF)

18 time to stock up on food and ammo

Posted by: brak at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (/LZdt)

19 Greg4pres, this site is a privately owned business, and Ace has given tremendous latitude in the comments. From time to time (especially around elections) some people lose their capacity for reason and good-natured civility and need to go.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (bS6uW)

20 I, for one, welcome the man who brings the jaguar.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (rwI+c)

21 Here is the sort of comment that is no longer allowed: An insult lodged out of the blue at a commenter, a coblogger, or myself, based on nothing except political disagreement with something that person said.


----Your blog, your rules. NOT IN DISPUTE. And if you want to ban people for the exact same type of insult you were so casually dropping during the Trump/Kelly thread, hey so be it.

Posted by: Trump at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (EQcBC)

22 No, Ace, I do not bite my thumb at you sir; but I bite my thumb, sir.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (39g3+)

23 >>>
Sad to see you sink to this level ace. Let speech be free.

Nope.

assholes are always arguing for More Rights for Assholes.

You have the same rights as anyone else: to speak civilly to strangers unless they are uncivil to you.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM (dciA+)

24 This must be that 'slitting throats' thing I've heard so much about.

Posted by: esch at August 26, 2015 08:53 PM (eEEbp)

25 Is one of the new rules "People who didn't read Ace's whole post will get banned"?

Because if so, I'm in big trouble just for writing this comment.

Now, of to read the essay.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 08:53 PM (jBuUi)

26 Thx Ace.
I appreciate and agree with your position.

Posted by: Firewolf at August 26, 2015 08:53 PM (/5kFv)

27
#17 thats a ban. or a drone strike.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:53 PM (ODxAs)

28 But we can still call him TFG, right?

Posted by: Swamprat at August 26, 2015 08:54 PM (N787Q)

29 From a lurker

Posted by: Firewolf at August 26, 2015 08:54 PM (/5kFv)

30 Daggone! I had no idea that Comments was a lively dust up. Should have read them before the ban. Could have been annoyingly-humorous.

Posted by: NuclearJim at August 26, 2015 08:54 PM (/vfod)

31 *applauds*

Bout time. Good.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 08:54 PM (GEICT)

32 Good. I stopped reading the comments on political threads quite a while ago and stopped participating almost as soon as I began a few months ago.

Posted by: RedStick at August 26, 2015 08:54 PM (SQho9)

33 Manowar - Sign of the Hammer

https://youtu.be/1sE2SgD00BE

Posted by: Iasonas at August 26, 2015 08:55 PM (DU875)

34 #17 thats a ban. or a drone strike.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:53 PM (ODxAs)


Could just be a "cry for help."

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 08:55 PM (JvPqF)

35 In before th tiny turquoise snotballs accusations!




Now off to give this thread a very wide berth.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 08:55 PM (z/Ubi)

36 How many years have we read you passionately defend the "say anything, let the chips fall where they may" position?

Enforcing uncomfortable speech is a Lefty move, as you always note. Hell, worse: it's a *Little Green Footballs* move.

Now, some folks shit where they eat-- ban those guys.

But you don't like idiots crowing for Donald Trump? After a decade of Paulnuts, Obamazoids, and the rest... THAT'S a bannable offense?

Posted by: Rex at August 26, 2015 08:55 PM (gabD4)

37 Last comment from me on this point: I don't even know how many years I've posting here (but it's 12 plus at least). It's times like these that make not want to visit and comment.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 26, 2015 08:55 PM (bS6uW)

38 I got nothing to say...I'm just posting to make sure I'm not banned.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (eytER)

39 More Rights for Assholes is one of the founding principles of this country.

Insults and shouting at each other is terrible for an intellectual debate, we all agree. But to randomly issue bans based on subjective criteria, you're killing of speech. You know this, deep down.

The only harm the insults cause is to the person issuing them. It destroys whatever credibility or respect they have. The person being insulted doesn't suffer at all, unless his or her ego is so fragile that an anonymous internet comment upsets them. Come on. For someone who rags against SJW, you seem quick to adopt their tactics once a few people get rude with you and your co-bloggers.

Let speech be free.

Posted by: greg4pres at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (QfFxb)

40 Sad to see you sink to this level ace. Let speech be free.

Meh, Ace's house. I am fine with it, but I hope flowery archaic insults are fine because you all are gorbellied boil-brained mendicants

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (39g3+)

41
How about banning some of the asshole trolls here? There have been some really nasty mobys who shd have the shit stomped out of them and quickly.

You shd also ban anyone who refers to bacon as slices instead of rashes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (iQIUe)

42 As usual, Ace is right.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy Ut at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (xGX1p)

43
heh. 35 and 36 juxtaposition.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (ODxAs)

44 I still got nothing. But you all have been most kind in your responses to my nothing.

Posted by: Igotnothing at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (q3OJ4)

45 Still good with commentary on bewbs? And Uranus jokes?

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (e3bId)

46 Let speech be free.

On your dime.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (rwI+c)

47 *looks around warily*

*opens mouth*

*shuts mouth*

*goes off to continue drinking tequila*


Posted by: Badda Bing at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (/Vs1e)

48 As long as I can still lurk and think nasty things about all of you to myself, I'm fine with it.

Posted by: Killface at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (eIs52)

49 Is calling someone a Crossbow Lover considered an insult?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster Unbarreled at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (0NdlF)

50 Guy,

That was Mickey/Sylvia, not me. Take it up with him/her.

(Just enjoying some low-hanging fruit, dontcha know.)

Posted by: Mickey and/or Sylvia at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (QP2lF)

51 So hey...how bout them Orioles?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 08:49 PM

Posted by: Karusky at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (TILkY)

52
Your new rules are G-A-Y.














Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (1i8ZT)

53 If you don't like Ace's rules, start your own blog.

Posted by: Iasonas at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (DU875)

54 Would have been handy in 2012 but better late than never.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (OGm46)

55 * looks furtively around corner *
* shimmies around tentatively against wall *
*
Wow. Didn't know Ewoks had fangs.

*hangs "beware of attack ewok" sign on wall.*

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at August 26, 2015 08:57 PM (el4ai)

56 So it's no longer a banhammer; it's a a #BanMjolnir!!

Should be exciting when this one comes down. Carry on, horde.

Posted by: dissent555 at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (GdgAM)

57 Meh, I guess I could be gruntled with that

Posted by: Chicago Vota at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (3T0tP)

58 But you all have been most kind in your responses to my nothing.

Many is the time I have read your nothing and not replied out of respect.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (39g3+)

59 I read the new policy twice and didn't see anything about crossbows and/or longbows so it appears discussions along those lines are once again legal!

Posted by: Desicat at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (ZzZft)

60 Dang it. I eat dinner and I miss stuff every time. I came in yesterday after an apparent flame throwing session also. I got to stop eating.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (Ii765)

61
43
heh. 35 and 36 juxtaposition.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (ODxAs)


The key to comedy is timing.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (z/Ubi)

62 Fuck you, Ace. That's bullshit and you're dumb and I hate you and you used to hump Rubio's trash!!!!!11111eleventy!!

Posted by: Oedipus at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (CXLVd)

63 >>>But you don't like idiots crowing for Donald Trump? After a decade of Paulnuts, Obamazoids, and the rest... THAT'S a bannable offense?


did you read the words I wrote?

If you have some sort of problem moderating your emotionality, it's not my problem, nor should it be the problem of the other commenters.

If you cannot abide by such a simple rule -- STOP INSULTING PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE YOU DISAGREE -- you might consider thinking about that.

As for the Little Green Footballs charge:

Oh, blow me already. Then fine, this is Little Green Footballs 2. Fine, that's exactly what it is. Go find a new heaven for yourself then.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (dciA+)

64 Now off to give this thread a very wide berth.
Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 08

You came back to life just to be banned? That's harsh Buzzion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (vM+YG)

65 Crapballs. Too hasty on the enter... But really, I think recounting the Orioles will lead to the kind of stress and anger we don't need!

Posted by: Karusky at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (TILkY)

66 The Assholes Will Be Band would be a cool name for a band.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (MDgS8)

67 I applaud this, mostly because ace is wicked funny in You Are All Banned mode.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (7pbQd)

68 Good on you, ace.
I may participate more in the daywalker threads, now - who knows?

I always read and lurk, but sometimes it can be, um, volatile.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (u+PLX)

69 Grumpy928,
Oh yea! **shifty eyes** right back at you!
**Sticks tongue out, wags fingers by ears, and runs away**

I've been out of the loop most of this week because school started and I volunteer there. I guess I missed some "stuff."

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (xVgrA)

70 It's his blog. Why shd he have to put up with insults? Ace did this thing a couple of weeks ago about having an honest discussion about abortion. My problem with that is that he cd do it bc he holds the ban hammer. Any one else who voiced an opinion different from the majority here wd be viciously attacked. So, I admit that I was a bit put out by your crowing that it was a success, Ace. It was/is for you only.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (iQIUe)

71 OH, and Team Crossbow.

Posted by: Oedipus at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (CXLVd)

72 Wow. Didn't know Ewoks had fangs.

How else do you think they were gonna eat Luke and Leia?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (39g3+)

73 Some of the antitrumpers can get pretty mean and personal as well. Hope this policy is applied evenly.

And I hope we're still able to make insults out of the blue against political figures who are befouling this nation.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (zvpUy)

74 This isn't about trump. This about people personally attacking people who like trump, or don't like trump. Or whatever the issue is.

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (zOTsN)

75
just joking there Mick/Syl. Also drone strike.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (ODxAs)

76 I like it AND I'm also slightly concerned with what the definition of insult is.

For example: a troll makes a death threat, is a death threat an insult?

Or another example: I just gave another commenter the middle finger salute for beating me to the same comment by a few milliseconds, insult or not?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (ktt8p)

77 How does banning work? There's no registration here. Or are we supposed to be gentlemen and not use the obvious workarounds?

Posted by: gh at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (YlqSL)

78 Well, hopefully differences of opinion will actually be respected and not just banned because you or a moderator didn't like it. I've seen too many places go that route, and I mostly like this place.

Posted by: gman at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (nPdsm)

79 Not sure if I've every attacked anyone, but if we shadows have offended, etc.


I assume the occasional off-color remark is still OK.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 26, 2015 08:59 PM (yxw0r)

80

But the new policy goes in effect after this thread, right?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (1i8ZT)

81 @36 "How many years have we read you passionately defend the "say anything, let the chips fall where they may" position?

Enforcing uncomfortable speech is a Lefty move, as you always note. Hell, worse: it's a *Little Green Footballs* move.

Now, some folks shit where they eat-- ban those guys.

But you don't like idiots crowing for Donald Trump? After a decade of Paulnuts, Obamazoids, and the rest... THAT'S a bannable offense?"

"Let me tell you what's wrong with your fucking argument" =/= "Let me tell you what's wrong with your fucking face."

I understood Ace just fine.

Posted by: Cameron at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (6aVBb)

82 OK, read the whole essay now.

Ace concludes with, "These are the rules, and they will be enforced. Adjust your behavior accordingly."

Now here's a "Can God make a rock so big he can't lift it"?-style conundrum question:

What if we crudely insult the trolls whom we think should be banned for insulting people baselessly?

Example:

Sir Trolls-a-Lot comes on AoS and says, "Fuck all you cuckservative Trumpophobes! Damn you to hell!"

Is it now taboo for us to say to Sir Trolls-a-Lot in reply, "Take a long walk on a short pier, you rapscallion!" Will that earn us a banning too?

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (jBuUi)

83 >>>The only harm the insults cause is to the person issuing them.

wrong. it destroys the whole vibe of the comments, and people are fucking afraid to speak their mind for fear of being abused.

Go to whatever site you like that gives personal invective free reign.

Oh right, there are none! Gee i wonder why.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (dciA+)

84 /shrug

Your house, your rules. Just as well when half a threadnaught is just circles of pointless name-calling and insults.

Shouldn't affect me. I haven't had much to add lately anyway and I try to behave. Now if you were banning for quality control, then I'd be screwed...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (m9V0o)

85 How does banning work? There's no registration here. Or are we supposed to be gentlemen and not use the obvious workarounds?

Your IP goes Kaboom. And for particularly obnoxious folks, there's HODOR.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster Unbarreled at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (0NdlF)

86 ace,

I actually kinda support this policy. I trust well enough that you're not just going to ban me because after a big back and forth with someone that spans multiple comments of argument I say "oh, come on, now you're just being stupid."

At the same time, if you're going to enforce it (And I've spent time as an enforcer on large forums) know your weak spots as it were.

The next gabe thread is going to be a bloodbath.
Hell the next DrewM thread will be a bit like the Alamo.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 26, 2015 09:01 PM (tM4uk)

87 59 I read the new policy twice and didn't see anything about crossbows and/or longbows so it appears discussions along those lines are once again legal!
Posted by: Desicat at August 26, 2015 08:58 PM (ZzZft)

Mary Ann/Ginger fights are ok yet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:01 PM (vM+YG)

88 Don't be a dick was too vague

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 09:01 PM (zOTsN)

89
Please ban the commenter above for using the word furtively.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:01 PM (1i8ZT)

90 Not even just one teensy weensy warning?




Spell check has no problemo with "weensy" but "teensy" is bad wrong?

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (MDgS8)

91 Is it now taboo for us to say to Sir Trolls-a-Lot in reply, "Take a long walk on a short pier, you rapscallion!" Will that earn us a banning too?

Will there be a style exemption for baseless insults?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster Unbarreled at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (0NdlF)

92 "The Assholes Will Be Band would be a cool name for a band."

Actually, just Festering Assholes is good.

Posted by: Mickey and Sylvia at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (QP2lF)

93 How about we all just see how it goes?

crazy I know

Posted by: evil_bun_bun at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (8qoUN)

94 Please pray for rain:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/o55y7qd


Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (rhjQp)

95 >>>
Sir Trolls-a-Lot comes on AoS and says, "Fuck all you cuckservative Trumpophobes! Damn you to hell!"

Is it now taboo for us to say to Sir Trolls-a-Lot in reply, "Take a long walk on a short pier, you rapscallion!" Will that earn us a banning too?

...

no i specifically said that what is bannable is the unprovoked insult. where it's provoked, it's either grounds for a caution (hey guys, take it down a notch) or grounds for actual approval (if it's a troll; trolls are scum).

Just make sure it's an actual troll okay? Some trolls are well known. But don't assume someone with an off-key opinion is a troll.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (dciA+)

96 Also, I saw the Festering *ssholes open for the Butthole Surfers at the Filmore Auditorium in '90.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (yxw0r)

97 Little Green Footballs 2's theme song should be Joe le Taxi.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (bS6uW)

98 Hello! People! Complainers!

The money quote from the post above:

The assholes will be banned in short order. There will not be argument about this.

Don't want to be banned?

1) don't be an asshole, AND
2) don't argue about Ace's policy.

That's what I get out of that one sentence. Did I miss something?

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (JvPqF)

99 There still needs to be a morning hammer guy. Vic is the obvious choice, though I would settle for Morning Joo.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (rwI+c)

100
If only Buzzion had lived to see this day.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (kdS6q)

101 What if I said I luved Jebbie Vorhees Bushie III and people gets personally insulting to me?

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (kHv/o)

102 For curiosity sake, after you ban someone can you comment on that thread, indicating who was banned and what comment did the trick?

Posted by: Motionview at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (hqjPT)

103 That's right, Ace! Tell those assholes to lay off of me!

Posted by: Jeb! at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (Z+gXZ)

104 Oh, blow me already. Then fine, this is Little Green Footballs 2. Fine, that's exactly what it is. Go find a new heaven for yourself then.

Posted by: ace


Right on. You're right, ace. This place is about the comments, and they need to be policed. I mean, you're great and all, man, but really we just need you to post something with your name every few hours, until the sun sets and the valu-rite kicks in, and you start living the Millennial Lifestyle until 2PM the following day, but hey, that's what the cobs are for.

Posted by: Oedipus at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (CXLVd)

105 Talking out of turn?

That's a bannin'.

Lookin' out the window?

That's a bannin'.

Staring at my sandals?

That's a bannin'.

Paddlin' the school canoe?

Oh, you better believe that's a bannin'.

Posted by: Jasper at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (0TXlm)

106
The assholes will be banned in short order.

In b4 Asshole #1 and Asshole #2 from Midnight Run!

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (1i8ZT)

107 Let's put it on the table. This is really about Gabe, and the commentators who disagree with him. That's what started this.

Funny how the passionate defenders of free speech buckle when one of their friends gets mildly insulted. A weak and feeble lot.

Posted by: greg4pres at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (QfFxb)

108 >>> read the new policy twice and didn't see anything about crossbows and/or longbows so it appears discussions along those lines are once again legal!

i'm lining up a podcast guest who is an expert in longbows and crossbows

this guy-->https://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria

he has agreed to come on; but we're working out details... we keep not answering each other's emails.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (dciA+)

109 It may be ace's blog, but if his banning rules do not conform to our regulations, he will be fined and he will be subject to prosecution for hatecrimes and IRS investigations. So you'd all better watch it.

Posted by: FCC at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (zvpUy)

110 "Your IP goes Kaboom."

ROFLMAO ... I can easily get a new one.

Posted by: gh at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (YlqSL)

111 98 Hello! People! Complainers!

The money quote from the post above:

The assholes will be banned in short order. There will not be argument about this.

Don't want to be banned?

1) don't be an asshole, AND
2) don't argue about Ace's policy.

That's what I get out of that one sentence. Did I miss something?

---

You missed the part where people think they have a right to dance na

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (7pbQd)

112 I'm still reeling from thinking Buzzion had died, then seeing him post.

It's astonishing to me that it's Daywalkers getting so crazy. Gonna be a long, bloody march up to the election.


Is telling someone they talk like a fag and their shit's all retarded right out then?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (in4mh)

113 >>> And I will ban those assholes who are incapable of behaving like elevated, educated, thinking people.

Does this mean we have to start wearing pants?

Because I can't guarantee that I'll always be wearing pants.

Or sober.

Or technically permitted, by law, to be posting shit online.

Posted by: Phinn at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (FLWDV)

114 Nice, Ace. Life is too short to put up with idiocy.

How about those Astros? Last to first in short order. And they are for real, already.

Posted by: Nikkolai at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (564/v)

115 Point of inquiry : If one would so desire, and I don't know why one would, could one personally insult one's self via a profane but clever sock puppet without risking a ban?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jaws at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (Rbtz3)

116 Wait, almost forgot, is "crossbowist" on the verboten list?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (m9V0o)

117 Let speech be free.
Posted by: greg4pres at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (QfFxb)

Speech is free. Physical presses and servers cost money. This one is Ace's and he gets to regulate it as he sees fit. Tough noogies.

That having been said: "The assholes will be banned in short order. There will not be argument about this."

It's been nice knowing y'all!

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (JIJNV)

118 Can we still call Hector a Fag? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (xInes)

119 Is it now taboo for us to say to Sir Trolls-a-Lot in reply, "Take a long walk on a short pier, you rapscallion!" Will that earn us a banning too?
Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (jBuUi)

Ace will have to get up extra early for the Hector troll comments in the morning

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (vM+YG)

120
A sincere thank you Ace.

This may be one of the most intelligent things I've read here.

Long time coming.

Again, thank you.

Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (u49WF)

121
and people are fucking afraid to speak their mind...

I have to ask, what's going on with Weirddave's posts?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (1i8ZT)

122 So, do we have to capitalize the names of people we don't consider Americans, or those we don't respect as men? Like ubama?

Posted by: Eromero at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (go5uR)

123 Ok, over/under on someone getting banned in this thread?

I'm setting it at 200 comments.

Aaaannndddd....GO!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (GEICT)

124 Thank you! Its about time! I hope I never have to read a comment by C. J. again.

Posted by: Rachel at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (GlSjd)

125 49 Is calling someone a Crossbow Lover considered an insult?
Posted by: ConservativeMonster
-----------------------
Not if calling you Longbow fanboys hipster losers is acceptable.

"Ooh! I was shooting longbows ironically before it was cool."

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (u+PLX)

126 Longbows, damnit!

Posted by: Pitchforksandpowder at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (Qu0Ok)

127 You missed the part where people think they have a right to dance

You can dance if you want to.
You can leave your cares behind...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (m9V0o)

128 How about people who go off topic???

On an up note, Joy JOy went back to her herd and it looks pretty nice. They lied about her mom being there. She...sob, passed. But her aunt and cousins are there and they are butting the hell out of each other which Joy Joy likes:

http://goatslive.com/videos/

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (iQIUe)

129 Oh for fucks sake.

I meant, "You missed the part where other people think they have a right to dance naked in someone else's living room because they said so"

Maybe my phone is just trying to build antici

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (7pbQd)

130 >>> Let's put it on the table. This is really about Gabe, and the commentators who disagree with him. That's what started this.

Funny how the passionate defenders of free speech buckle when one of their friends gets mildly insulted. A weak and feeble lot.

...

1, no it's not, it's about constant complaints about how the site sucks now because of people who think constant nasty insults are witty repartee, and 2, it's frankly about myself.

I cannot say anything without some asshole deciding that because I have criticized trump, it is now fair game to insult me personally.

so if you want to call gabe a cocksucking faggot, then go start your Gabe Is a Cocksucking Faggot blog, and exercise your Free Speech there.

Stop the whining that "I gotta be me, and everyone needs to hear the Full Unfiltered Me cranked up to 11."

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (dciA+)

131 Since this post is about banning policies and such, ace, can I make a policy request for your consideration?
Sometimes, happened several times last week I think, an entire thread will just disappear with no warning and no explanation.
Would it be possible for you or whichever cob decides to disappear a thread to post a short reason why a thread gets disappeared?
It's very unnerving not to know why.

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (qB2SH)

132 Ace just called us assholes in the post. Does this mean he has to ban himself? Just askin...

Posted by: RoadRunner at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (+LQf8)

133
Has Ace banned Fuck-Face? If not, FF should put on his big boy panties and leave the party prior to having his ass kicked.

Palin Steele quivering in the corner like a little bitch, awaiting its fate.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (OiFtZ)

134 I miss the marathon joke sessions. Maybe this will help bring them back. Also we seem to missing many of our most humorous commenters. Hate to see them go.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (3GFMN)

135 53 If you don't like Ace's rules, start your own blog.

Indeed. I couldn't agree more. In a vast sea of mediocrity (at best), this blog stands out as an island for spirited and yet respectful conversation.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (WQ7Wn)

136 This isn't about Gabe. It's about discourse

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (zOTsN)

137 I love you guys.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (MxONJ)

138 ROFLMAO ... I can easily get a new one.

Of course, I could have hundreds. The question is Why? How empty must someone's meatspace life be to think that getting around a comment ban is counting coup. That's well into Manifesto territory.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (rwI+c)

139 42 As usual, Ace is right.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy Ut at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (xGX1p)

*****

Mark is right about Ace being right.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (NqQAS)

140 Dare I ask what the straw was that broke the ewoks back?

Posted by: The Camal's Hat at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (0TXlm)

141 no i specifically said that what is bannable is the unprovoked insult. where it's provoked, it's either grounds for a caution (hey guys, take it down a notch) or grounds for actual approval (if it's a troll; trolls are scum).

Just make sure it's an actual troll okay? Some trolls are well known. But don't assume someone with an off-key opinion is a troll.

Posted by: ace


Now that's customer service! A prompt reply, to the point. Thank you.

I will definitely not write "LOL" on the tip line of the bill you hand out after this thread.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (jBuUi)

142 As long as some dirty laundry is flying around is there any chance that this thread is where we get a clue as to why three WeirdDave posts got disappeared?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (ktt8p)

143 looks around we need a bigger barrel

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (X6EXy)

144 ROFLMAO ... I can easily get a new one.
Posted by: gh at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (YlqSL)


HODOR? HODOR. HODOOOOOOR!

At that point, you have to ask yourself who your audience is, and what you're hoping to accomplish.

If you're only trying to piss off ace and cobs ...

Posted by: ConservativeMonster Unbarreled at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (0NdlF)

145 >>Can we still call Hector a Fag? Asking for a friend.

hector is fair game as long as it's definitely hector. don't assume that any noob is hector.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (dciA+)

146 BTW, #132 was a joke...

Posted by: RoadRunner at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (+LQf8)

147 Sounds like somebody needs a hug.
And a handle of Kamchatka brand quality vodak.
I love everybody.

Except Buckeyes. They can burn in hell with a black powder fused enema drawn up by a barb wire endoscopy...

Aw, shit. That gets me banned, right?

Posted by: Spartan Fan at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (eZG4P)

148 Yikes!

"I am tired of being afraid to speak my piece on my own website for fear
of the drive-by assholes attacking me out of the blue."

You need to get over that fear, and quickly. Or else you'll never be able to stand up to SJWs (who are the biggest problem America faces imo). That's the only way they 'argue', in an attempt to shut you up. Don't let them win.

Posted by: Kevin at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (J0Tnn)

149 I always figured the place was about Ace's thoughts on topics, but the comments are a nice bonus

I think it would be funny to be banned for something silly, myself. I've been here for years and never been.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (39g3+)

150 All this talk of festering assholes and I just got up from a sauerkraut and pork supper.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (l3vZN)

151 A small suggestion, please give one of the morning regulars the power to ban Hector. He just comes in to stir up shit and insult everyone. It not only gets tiring it cause shit to start flying.

Might calm things down a bit. Just a thought.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (OGm46)

152 "Is telling someone they talk like a fag and their shit's all retarded right out then?"
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Well, if you leave it at that, probably. Best to back up it up by pointing out specific examples of your debate opponent's retarded shit and verbal fagginess.

Posted by: Cameron at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (6aVBb)

153 As long as some dirty laundry is flying around is there any chance that this thread is where we get a clue as to why three WeirdDave posts got disappeared?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (ktt8p)

Charles Johnson approves

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (R8hU8)

154
I already feel much cleaner and spiffy with the turds leaving.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (OiFtZ)

155 If this means we have to be clothed while commenting that's just f#@&ed up....

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (hCdMd)

156 Insults from out of the blue? But "based on nothing except political disagreement"? Ok.

Hey Ace, you pro Trump nut!! Your mother's a nun!

Posted by: fluke_boy at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (jqe5A)

157


Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (u49WF)
Teachers pet?

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (kHv/o)

158 How many will be banned commenting about Moo?

Shit, I better just not type

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (vM+YG)

159 Ok, over/under on someone getting banned in this thread?

I'm setting it at 200 comments.

Aaaannndddd....GO!
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (GEICT)


If I were Ace, at least two would be gone already, per the new policy. ("As examples to the others.")

But Ace is apparently a lot nicer than I am.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (JvPqF)

160 And I will ban those assholes who are incapable of behaving like---- educated, thinking people.

uh oh. i'm already marked for something -something.

Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (nqBYe)

161 99 There still needs to be a morning hammer guy. Vic is the obvious choice, though I would settle for Morning Joo.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:02 PM (rwI+c)

There need to be several actually. Coverage, failover, and whatnot.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (JIJNV)

162 As long as he doesnt make us wear mesh speedos...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (iQIUe)

163 >>>131 Since this post is about banning policies and such, ace, can I make a policy request for your consideration?
Sometimes, happened several times last week I think, an entire thread will just disappear with no warning and no explanation.
Would it be possible for you or whichever cob decides to disappear a thread to post a short reason why a thread gets disappeared?
It's very unnerving not to know why.


...

i don't know, i'll tell people to give a reason.

i can tell you 99% of the time it's because someone just stomped someone else's thread.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (dciA+)

164 Usually too many comments for me to keep up with anyway.

Posted by: ccoffer at August 26, 2015 08:50 PM (pVB01)

Amen. I barely post because I can't keep up with the comments. Due to work/bad timing/other I'm usually about 3 hours behind on the comments, and can never catch up.

Posted by: Blano at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (heN73)

165
"unprovoked"



This issue there is, unless one wishes to read every comment in every thread, the real possibility of coming in on the middle and not seeing who threw the first punch.

Would be solved by a contact link so the banned can plead their fruity "Timmy hit me first!" case..

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (kdS6q)

166 Hoist the banner of the red ban hammer!

Posted by: The real ch3 at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (LwKUt)

167 so in Butte weather news...

seems Washington State is having a pretty big cook-out and we're getting the smoke....

and how about them Reds?!?

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (BXOyX)

168 While this heavy handed action is needed to cull the herd of morans for the benefit of morons and reinvigorate the horde I still fear the creation of a LGF like atmosphere. As the great Brian Dennehey once said upon opening a lace wig shop, "Sometimes people can only get what they deserve"

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (A1Dcl)

169 So, umm, ace is awesome, right guys? I have been saying that for a long time. Everywhere I go, I am like, that ace, he's a real hoopy frood.

I don't that everybody is like that, but that's how I am.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (ZFt7y)

170 123 Ok, over/under on someone getting banned in this thread?

I'm setting it at 200 comments.

Aaaannndddd....GO!
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (GEICT)



Dude I'm numbers aren't going to work once they start disappearing. I'm looking at specific names.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (z/Ubi)

171 C'mon peeps, Ace has been at this business awhile. We don't need to get all insecure and wondering out loud if he is going to ban us for any silly thing. He used a lot of words in his post to explain himself....

Posted by: Firewolf at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (/5kFv)

172 107 No, you're absolutely missing the point.
Hell, you come into my living room and start playing your radio as loud as you want and I'd kick your ass out too.

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (LAliD)

173 I like that a new rule basically amounting to "don't be a towering insufferable asshole...just be a little bit of an asshole" is generating this kind of blowback.

Posted by: Killface at August 26, 2015 09:09 PM (eIs52)

174 he has agreed to come on; but we're working out details... we keep not answering each other's emails. <<<<<<<<

Ooooh good, ask him about compound bows too. Serious, not sarc.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (ODxAs)

175 Since we're talking rules, I just want to know, can I type f*%K w/o getting banned? I mean the actual letters: F-U-C-K.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (5buP8)

176 Don't Ewoks eat people who poke them with sticks?

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (hCdMd)

177 now I want to go back and find one of these flaming threads. Sounds like I missed some excitement.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (H0fc7)

178 >>A small suggestion, please give one of the morning regulars the power to ban Hector. He just comes in to stir up shit and insult everyone. It not only gets tiring it cause shit to start flying.

Might calm things down a bit. Just a thought.

...

every coblogger has that power, it's just exhausting to ban him every day, and the cobs are, you know, getting off to work and stuff.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (dciA+)

179 "If you're only trying to piss off ace and cobs ..."

Nah. I'm far too lazy ... but if I wanted to piss them off ...

Posted by: gh at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (YlqSL)

180
Wow, how long has it been since The Night Of The Long Knives??

Must be 5-6 years. Buzzion, who was like our ombudsman, would know this if he were still alive.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (1i8ZT)

181 132 Ace just called us assholes in the post. Does this mean he has to ban himself? Just askin...

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He's banned himself for less, if I recall...

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (7pbQd)

182 i don't know, i'll tell people to give a reason.

--

Thanks. That would help.

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (/rhWZ)

183 I saw Drive by Assholes open for Gabes a Fag in 72 at the Poloma.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (xInes)

184 160 Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (nqBYe)

thing is willow you won't know you're banned until five minutes after the corgi drive....

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (BXOyX)

185 175 It's F#@&....

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (hCdMd)

186 Are we still allowed to insult NE Patriots and Tom Brady?

Posted by: dantesed at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (88xKn)

187 >>>So, umm, ace is awesome, right guys? I have been saying that for a long time. Everywhere I go, I am like, that ace, he's a real hoopy frood.

I don't that everybody is like that, but that's how I am.


...

i don't know, sounds a little *insincere*

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (dciA+)

188 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:04 PM (in4mh)

If its any consolation those of us stuck as daywalkers with 9PM kid friendly bedtimes miss you .

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (tM4uk)

189 I'm pretty sure I heard that's just the original posting that's verboten, comments are free-rein. Web-crawlers and analytics and such.

Posted by: Oedipus at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (CXLVd)

190 183 Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (xInes)

The drive-by assholes disco-rockabilly fusion act REALLY compliments the GAF's horn work.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (BXOyX)

191 So...are Longbows still a verboten topic?

Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (hCdMd)

192 Are we taking nominees for additional banning offenses? If so, I propose "Not that tiresome '70s or '80s cultural meme again! Oy vey!" Memes of this type include:

- "Pining for the fjords."

- Any quotes from Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein.

...and I have purposely expunged the rest of them from my memory banks.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (jBuUi)

193 Not the ban hammer. Going forward, I believe it will be le marteau de l'interdiction.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (2lndx)

194  "You missed the part where other people think they have a right to dance naked in someone else's living room because they said so"
------
If you only let your pasty white friends dance naked in your living rrom, but not any humble, undocumented immigrant who might come seeking space to dance naked, you are an unChristian bigot who hates the brown ones.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (zvpUy)

195 Remember when ace locked himself out of the blog?

Good times.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (ZFt7y)

196 >>Mark is right about Ace being right.

Howard Johnson is right!

Posted by: Van Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (kACua)

197 >>>Are we still allowed to insult NE Patriots and Tom Brady?

yes you can insult any public personality you like. the insults I care about are the person-to-person shit going on right here.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (dciA+)

198 If anonymity could be removed from online comments sections, more people would keep there fucking trap shut.

Posted by: TheJakyl at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (WSgi3)

199 Well. Alrighty then. Well stated Ace. I hope you stick to your guns.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (vZ9f2)

200 Would it be OK to ask if Jorge Ramos daughter is an Anchor Baby and if so make Jorge take a paternity test.....else...deport?

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (kHv/o)

201 Are we taking nominees for additional banning offenses? If so, I propose "Not that tiresome '70s or '80s cultural meme again! Oy vey!" Memes of this type include:

- "Pining for the fjords."

- Any quotes from Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein.

...and I have purposely expunged the rest of them from my memory banks.
Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (jBuUi)


Oh, crap. I'm in trouble . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (JvPqF)

202
Sometimes I think of this place as Cabaret and Ace as that fruity little emcee character but one who can fight and will knock your lights out.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (iQIUe)

203 187 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (dciA+)

insincere?

I just asked how to translate "Yub Yub Ace!" into six different Amerind languages on the trip west chief...

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (BXOyX)

204 139 42 As usual, Ace is right.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy Ut at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (xGX1p)

*****

Mark is right about Ace being right.
Posted by: Howard Johnson at August 26, 2015

Thread winner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (vM+YG)

205 Well, I'm glad I'm not banned.

Posted by: Viktor P. Hensile at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (qe3Ih)

206 @187 not at all.

And may I see you are looking quite ravishing this evening.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (ZFt7y)

207 *Reads new sign on the edge of town*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (LOGkc)

208 I tuly think we should enjoy this internet freedom while we have it. We're going to look back on this era as the golden days. I can see a day in the not too distant future where all content will be reviewed by a pack of imams in Pakministan.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (5buP8)

209 @4 "... Sad to see you sink to this level ace. Let speech be free."


(Bites tongue, because this is an obvious situation calling for name-calling!)


My only complaint is that I just spent some time reading through a bunch of stuff that seems like it ought to obvious, and left me wondering what the policy was BEFORE.


If somebody is just hurling insults, they're not adding to the discussion - they're deterring it - and they're what's called a "troll". It's not only the RIGHT of the proprietor of a meeting to place to take steps to maintain the atmosphere they're going for, but it's actually their OBLIGATION.

I prefer to "let the trash take itself out", myself, but I can see how that really wouldn't work effectively here. I trust our esteemed host - one of my personal heroes - to take the trash out for us. (Which is "nice of me", since I don't get a vote!)

Posted by: Optimizer at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (/q6+P)

210 He's banned himself for less, if I recall...

Well there was that episode with the lesbian pr0n

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (39g3+)

211 198 If anonymity could be removed from online comments sections, more people would keep there fucking trap shut.

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Nah. Have you seen Facebook? People will show their ass with their full name and employer attached, and with their granny on the thread

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (7pbQd)

212 every coblogger has that power, it's just exhausting to ban him every day, and the cobs are, you know, getting off to work and stuff.
Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (dciA+)

--

When I am President this will no longer be a problem. No work for all!

Posted by: Bernie S. at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (/rhWZ)

213
One more question: Can we buy Immunity from bannings?

You know, like Survivor.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (1i8ZT)

214 At least you're not going as far as the infamous LGF. He used to ban you for simply disagreeing with one of his posts.

Posted by: james at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (0xCSu)

215 I think Brady and Giselle are heading for a divorce so she may be available.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (iQIUe)

216 >>every coblogger has that power, it's just exhausting to ban him every day, and the cobs are, you know, getting off to work and stuff.

That's why I was thinking of a regular commenter. As long as they were only able to whack a Hector and not make judgement calls.

More trolling happens when you are creating. Or sleeping. Mostly sleeping.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (OGm46)

217
I'll get banned as soon as GOPe starts commenting.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (ODxAs)

218 Say. Not see.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (ZFt7y)

219 Does just being a moron (or moronette) get a pass? I thought having a moron horde was a selling point. Just asking.

Oh, and Obama is a SCOAMF/T. (Is that still okay?)

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (zpZLP)

220 -
20
I, for one, welcome the man who brings the jaguar.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 08:52 PM
-----------------------

Are you sure you don't mean cougar?

Posted by: D. Cheney at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (DtNNC)

221
Buy or Win, I should say.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (1i8ZT)

222 How about first offense means you are banned from using vowels?

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (MQEz6)

223
I'm usually about 3 hours behind on the comments, and can never catch up.




Posted by: Blano

It's easy-peasy to catch up. Simply skip all the vitriolic and catatonic blog posts and go directly to the end. Saves on time and BP medicine, and makes you one of the Smart Military Blog rapid readers who stand ready to repel the dweebs, dorks. tweeds, liberal butt-boys, and neer-do-well's!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (OiFtZ)

224 I see there's another quokka in the sidebar. Are we still allowed to rib ace about stuff like that?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 26, 2015 09:15 PM (zvpUy)

225 *Reads new sign on the edge of town*
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:13 PM (LOGkc)


"Transgressors Shall Be Expunged" has such a nice ring to it.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:15 PM (JvPqF)

226 Good on on ya Ace. It's past time. I'm sick of personal attacks on any one, especially if it's about ideas.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:15 PM (xInes)

227 Glad to hear that Ace.

Posted by: Wyguy at August 26, 2015 09:15 PM (peVzB)

228 215
Really?

Posted by: Tuna at August 26, 2015 09:15 PM (JSovD)

229 I guess you didn't see the sign that said No Insults Inside the Blog Limits, on account of the rain and all.

Posted by: Little Bill at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (hPLVk)

230 Mentioning LGF... Bannable?

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (zpZLP)

231 the cobs are, you know, getting off to work and stuff.
Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (dciA+0



Phrasing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (in4mh)

232 215 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (iQIUe)

awesome...is Giselle going back to self-identifying as George?

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (BXOyX)

233 184 160 Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (nqBYe)

thing is willow you won't know you're banned until five minutes after the corgi drive....
Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (BXOyX)

Oh you'll know pretty quick,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (vM+YG)

234 A hard rain's a-gonna fall.

Posted by: Bob B. Zimmerman at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (W5DcG)

235 Ace as that fruity little emcee
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang


"Banning Mr. Bruce With a Wang
Mr. Bruce With a Wang
Mr. Bruce With a Wang

Banning Mr. Bruce With a Wang
That clinking clanking sound!"

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (jBuUi)

236 Holy Crap this is sad. Oh well, another quasi decent blog site jumps the shark while wearing mascara and a skirt. First, I had to dump the Blaze (haven't missed much) now Ace. I will though miss all of the gardening tips.

Posted by: Ceasar at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (CFAQJ)

237 >>>That's why I was thinking of a regular commenter. As long as they were only able to whack a Hector and not make judgement calls.

More trolling happens when you are creating. Or sleeping. Mostly sleeping

...

jack, are you around in the mornings...? How would you like your own shiny banhammer?

(Just never use it for an argument YOU are personally in, for obvious conflict-of-interest reasons.)

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (dciA+)

238 One more question: Can we buy Immunity from bannings?

You know, like Survivor.
Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:14 PM (1i8ZT)


Ah. The legendary Premium Membership.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (JvPqF)

239
230
Mentioning LGF... Bannable?

I don't post often so I was kind of going all in with that comment. Heh.

Posted by: james at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (0xCSu)

240 222 How about first offense means you are banned from using vowels?

---

Popehat had an amusing way of rewriting trolls comments. They did something similar with MUMR.

But generally plain banning probably works best

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (7pbQd)

241 Yay. (whew! I'm not banned yet. )

Posted by: dogfish at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (jWtyG)

242 Wow, Buzzion's sad fate really hit ace hard.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (MQEz6)

243 222 How about first offense means you are banned from using vowels?

--

Meh. Disemvowelling. That's a commie Nielsen Haydn move.

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (jPCdr)

244
ace, of course I've seen some of the stuff you'd just as soon do without in the comments, but like I assume many regulars I learn to ignore/scroll past the worst stupid stuff. But I've missed the main problem you cite, the bolt-from-the-blue ad hominem nonsense.

We've long had the likes of adjoran and trumpetdaddy (just to pick two I can remember off-hand) who drop in late to threads and usually dump scorn of a non-substantive nature while exhibiting that distinctive Beltway combo of great arrogance without any apparent basis in wisdom or experience. Though even both of those guys have occasionally made normal and even humorous contributions.

I hope you're not burdening yourself and the cobs here with a difficult referee's job. Sort of like being the ref in a recreational hockey league with lots of idiots, having to hand out punishments and deciding "who started it" to get it right.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (QDnY+)

245 Whoa. Did i miss a flame war?

Posted by: prescient11 at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (VMZsK)

246 Shut the fuck up.

Posted by: scottw at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (RYHoV)

247 Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (jBuUi)

Mel Brooks is the shit. If I get banned for those or "History of the World" so be it.

Posted by: ryukyu at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (j29PP)

248 So years of Obama/Clinton supporters calling names on here but now that a few Trump supporters do it a new policy is put into effect? Alrighty then

Posted by: shonuff at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (GyLbC)

249 Good call, Ace.

Posted by: sexypig at August 26, 2015 09:18 PM (dZQh7)

250 Average Joe: Mmmm! Goddamn, Ace! This is some serious gourmet shit! Usually, me and MUMR would be happy with some charcoal-filtered Valu-Rite right, but he springs this serious GOURMET shit on us! What flavor is this?
ACE: Knock it off, Joey.
Average Joe: [pause] What?
ACE: I don't need you to tell me how fucking good my vodka is, okay? I'm the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When the Hobo goes shopping he buys SHIT. I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it I want to taste it. But you know what's on my mind right now? It AIN'T the vodka in my kitchen, it's the ad hominem in my comments.
Average Joe: Oh, Ace, don't even worry about that...
ACE: [interrupting] No, No, No, No, let me ask you a question. When you came pulling in here, did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said "Ad Hominem Storage"?
Average Joe: Ace, you know I ain't seen no...
ACE: [cutting him off again; getting angry] Did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said "Ad Hominem Storage"?
Average Joe: [pause] No. I didn't.
ACE: You know WHY you didn't see that sign?
Average Joe: Why?
ACE: 'Cause it ain't there, 'cause storing Ad Hominen ain't my fucking business, that's why!

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at August 26, 2015 09:18 PM (JIJNV)

251
Can we ban everyone from IB?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:18 PM (1i8ZT)

252 207 *Reads new sign on the edge of town*
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015

In the old days I would've said you don't know how to read you low down SOB. Tonight not so much

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:18 PM (vM+YG)

253 Mets are having carnal knowledge of the Phillies. Again

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (zOTsN)

254 It's about time, Ace.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (UpGcq)

255 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (bLnSU)

256 Bravo.

Posted by: oldowan at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (Ke3/r)

257 >>>Wow, Buzzion's sad fate really hit ace hard.


i'm doing this for him.

This is the Buzzion Memorial Banning Policy.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (dciA+)

258 Captain Renault, "I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (3UF/W)

259 thing is willow you won't know you're banned until five minutes after the corgi drive....
Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:10 PM (BXOyX)

well look, if i get banned for being ignorant or uneducated , i'm stealing back my 'was willowed' and 'wall of shame' terms!

gets ready to run out crying ..
srsly though we are back at the point where eevryone is High Stress. Our lives/financial existances, childrens futures actually depend on this election.
I don't even know if we are even able to turn this ship.

i know i would love to have valium these days if i could.

so maybe if we all just undertsand most of us really are living in hell fiscally, etc at this point. and give slack to those trying to find a way back to real life promise/

Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (nqBYe)

260 Wow, Buzzion's sad fate really hit ace hard.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (MQEz6)


New Bannination Policy is kinda like a necromancy spell to bring a dead poster back to life.

Spooky how well it works, isn't it?

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (JvPqF)

261 249 Posted by: shonuff at August 26, 2015 09:17 PM (GyLbC)

Clinton Crime Family backers and Ogabe Militia are a rare thing here and probably get more wiggle room?

Dunno...I think I may have found an apartment or a condo today though, so there's that.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (BXOyX)

262 Great post ace why don't you take the rest of the night off.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (z/Ubi)

263 assholes will be banned in short order.

Well, shit.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (k9qR4)

264 Just don't become red state ace. That's as dead a page as i've ever seen.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (VMZsK)

265 One more question: Can we buy Immunity from bannings?

You know, like Survivor.

----

#2weeks

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (H0fc7)

266 Amen, ace

Posted by: Sean Bannion (That's BANNION, not BAN HIM) at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (V+kmg)

267 I know I'm late -- I usually am -- but thank you, Ace. That will make this a much better place, and it was already pretty good.

Posted by: Empire1 at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (/kK75)

268
We members of the posting elite with contributions of at least $200/annum are insulated from banning by the Big Kahuna or any Cob.

It's great to be safe and secure while preserving the right to be an asshole.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (OiFtZ)

269 192 Are we taking nominees for additional banning offenses? If so, I propose "Not that tiresome '70s or '80s cultural meme again! Oy vey!"

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (jBuUi)


Banning Python and Brooks references? That would be INCONCEIVABLE!!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (EHU9F)

270
All I know is Gordon Ramsey is fucked around here.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (ODxAs)

271 256 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.

--/

Gaslight banning. I like it.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (7pbQd)

272 Go into the light, Buzzion I said.

He said, what light?

Uh oh I said.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM (oFCZn)

273 Always figured gratuitous insults as part of the scenery around here.

Great comments and smart commenters with some rough edges.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (i7JE3)

274 260 Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (nqBYe)

Willow I was offering it in jest...

that said I don't think we can fix what's wrong with elections now...

Ogabe has baked enough sh*t in the cake and the civil service is out of control enough the ship WILL have to crash.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (BXOyX)

275 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.


#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (hPLVk)

276 42 As usual, Ace is right.
Posted by: Mark in Sandy Ut at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (xGX1p)
*****
Mark is right about Ace being right.
Posted by: Howard Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (NqQAS)
*******
Howard is right about Mark being right about Ace being right.

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (xVgrA)

277 Is it a bannable offense to post the names of the Morons who couldn't get a date on the Ashley Madison site even with date insurance...Like Grahamnasty and Kasich?

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (kHv/o)

278 Does this include Platinum members?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (EDYaR)

279 Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack
.........
That sounds so familiar...

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (UpGcq)

280 Thank you Ace. This smart military blog has morphed into a caustic political blog and it just doesn't have the same badinage and frisky oral hijinks of yore, thanks to a few mandrills who feel the need to inflict their assness on everyone.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (jR7Wy)

281 Please ban Megan. She does do butt stuff, only it's not how you think. It's just the opposite.

Posted by: Sore Ass Freshman at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (dvuhZ)

282 every coblogger has that power, it's just exhausting to ban him every day, and the cobs are, you know, getting off to work and stuff.

I feel your pain and we the readers are still a little frustrated with the current state of affairs. We have the persistent trolls and MooMoo polluting the threads to the point that they are unpleasant to read AND we also have posts getting disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

It seems to me that in the past when there was a thread pulled due to enstompening the pulled thread usually got reposted again after a reasonable delay.

No justice for WeirdDave, no peace.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (ktt8p)

283 I din do nuffin.

Posted by: Guy who says he din do nuffin at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (aTKyV)

284 Well, if you leave it at that, probably. Best to back up it up by pointing out specific examples of your debate opponent's retarded shit and verbal fagginess.
Posted by: Cameron at August 26, 2015 09:07 PM (6aVBb)


Sometimes an 'ette just likes to say things like that, right out in front of God and everyone, just to be saying it.

Safest bet is to stick with farting in the general direction of those with whom you disagree.

(With apologies to zombie)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (in4mh)

285 Hello Horde.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (UnJ7w)

286 Will more guidance be forthcoming on which breeds of assholes will be banned? Just asking for a friend...

TRA LA LA
LA LA LA LA
TRA LA LA
LA LA LA LA

Posted by: Asshole Banana Splits Guy at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (BAvC5)

287 256 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


Th SF Chronicle did that for years, til I outed them. Was a major meltdown. Long story.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (jBuUi)

288 Buzzion is a ghost, now?

You morons know what ghost are always watching...

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (7pbQd)

289 WATCH OUT INDY!!

Posted by: Short Order at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (hPLVk)

290 i know i would love to have valium these days if i could.

Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (nqBYe)


You want a Valium
You'll settle for soft jazz and a glass of wine
You'll get a Peanut Buster Parfait at the DQ

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (V+kmg)

291 I will though miss all of the gardening tips.

Posted by: Ceasar at August 26, 2015 09:16 PM (CFAQJ)
++++++++++Did not know the garden thread gets that vicious

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (NaeCR)

292 Dafuq?

I must have missed something good.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (f7eH8)

293 >>jack, are you around in the mornings...? How would you like your own shiny banhammer?

I'd be happy to toss Hector whenever I see him and have no interest in tossing anyone over an argument. But there are others who are more consistently here than I. In theory, I also have a job.

I'll be happy to do it when I can if you want. Little fucker is annoying in the morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (OGm46)

294 Howard is right about Mark being right about Ace being right.
Posted by: lindafell de Spair at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (xVgrA)


You're just making zombie mad with this, you know.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (JvPqF)

295 Wait, wait. Someone can't drop a bomb about Brady and Giselle heading for Splitsville without providing details.

Posted by: Tuna at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (JSovD)

296 278 Is it a bannable offense to post the names of the Morons who couldn't get a date on the Ashley Madison site even with date insurance...Like Grahamnasty and Kasich?

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (kHv/o)

No because they don't comment here? I think?

Like if I said That darnt Obama mumble mumble!

See can't ban me because Obama doesn't post here!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (oFCZn)

297 Our lives/financial existances, childrens futures actually depend on this election.

I'll break it to you gently: if you think that, you're already good and screwed. Whomever we elect will be bad. Trying to pick the least bad is a sucker's game.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (k9qR4)

298 so ...

If Hillary! or Obama posted here we might all be banned within minutes after we set to 'em with our fangs bared - amiright?

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (WQ7Wn)

299
Are fart jokes banned?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (OiFtZ)

300 Mel Brooks is the shit. If I get banned for those or "History of the World" so be it.

---

I will NEVER give up my 'Silent Movie' quotes!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (H0fc7)

301 So what about "you trumptards are just a bunch of sister humping wrestling fans dipshits who can such my cock"?

Posted by: Just Wondering at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (+c55T)

302 "In the old days I would've said you don't know how to read you low down SOB."


Oh no. I can understand the letters all put together and such. Comprehension though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (LOGkc)

303 I'll bet for every detractor there's 19 people who've been waiting for this moment

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (LAliD)

304 281 Thank you Ace. This smart military blog has morphed into a caustic political blog and it just doesn't have the same badinage and frisky oral hijinks of yore, thanks to a few mandrills who feel the need to inflict their assness on everyone.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM (jR7Wy)



...........anybody got that in english?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (GEICT)

305 I must have missed something good.

not really, generally trump threads.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (ODxAs)

306 What?

Nobody said "you suck" yet?

Well, I don't want to be the first one ...

[Insert smiley here]

Posted by: alphabaker at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (Wfp8t)

307 And don't forget kids, Ace is an equal opportunity banner. He once banned himself

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (/HC6x)

308 Remember Jan Hammer? That would have been a good one for the mediocre band thread.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (e/W+h)

309 288 Buzzion is a ghost, now?

You morons know what ghost are always watching...
Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (7pbQd)



Yeah but I'm picky. No Irish.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (z/Ubi)

310 290 Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (V+kmg)

Hell I'd rather have a PB Parfait than the valium or valu-rite Sean...

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (BXOyX)

311 "I will NEVER give up my 'Silent Movie' quotes!"



"............"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (LOGkc)

312 299
Are fart jokes banned?

---

No, just farting in one's general direction (unprovoked)

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (7pbQd)

313 266
One more question: Can we buy Immunity from bannings?



You know, like Survivor.




Okay, now you're trying to make Ace sound like AlGore with those stupid "Carbon Credit" grift.

But, as a whole, Ace, I've been a major Lurker here for years, just recently starter to post, albeit infrequently...but fully support you and your reasons for doing so.


Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (xj/Iq)

314
268 I know I'm late -- I usually am -- but thank you, Ace. That will make this a much better place, and it was already pretty good.
Posted by: Empire1 at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM


Congratulations on the new addition

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (vM+YG)

315 283 I din do nuffin.
Posted by: Guy who says he din do nuffin
-----------------------
Ain't my blog, but THAT is the first kind of stuff I'd be banning...

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (u+PLX)

316 ...........anybody got that in english?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (GEICT)


Or Floridian even.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (V+kmg)

317
Are we allowed to chew gum?

Posted by: Levin at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (6pgRO)

318
I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could.
Posted by: Merovign



The generic term is a "Hellban".

Some sites have had them since the early 00s. The truly self-obsessed can go for months without noticing.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (kdS6q)

319 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.

Hah....that's a good idea.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (MDgS8)

320
The next person using the term "I'd hit it" is banned for life.

Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (OiFtZ)

321 304,

Handmethefuckinkeysyacocksuckawhatthafuck!

Posted by: Fred Fenster at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (f7eH8)

322 Wait, wait. Someone can't drop a bomb about Brady and Giselle heading for Splitsville without providing details.

His balls are flat, so she's out.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (ODxAs)

323 307 And don't forget kids, Ace is an equal opportunity banner. He once banned himself
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (/HC6x)

But that's only because he ran out of Sure and had to borrow his girlfriend's.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (JIJNV)

324 Short Order???

The kid was named Short Round just as the dog was named Indiana.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (3UF/W)

325 Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 26, 2015 09:11 PM (tM4uk)

Ditto! I have missed updates on the young 'un and your roses!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (in4mh)

326 317 Posted by: ScoggDog at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (iiym6)

Buzzion and I are staying...it's in the ghost contract or something....

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (BXOyX)

327 "How about first offense means you are banned from using vowels? "



Wh_t th_ f_ck?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (LOGkc)

328 Hey guys, does that mean I can-BANHAMMER'D!

Posted by: palin steele (remember him?) at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (dcCJA)

329 192 Are we taking nominees for additional banning offenses? If so, I propose "Not that tiresome '70s or '80s cultural meme again! Oy vey!" Memes of this type include:

- "Pining for the fjords."

- Any quotes from Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein.

...and I have purposely expunged the rest of them from my memory banks.

whoa...does that include Monty Python references too?

I am in deep doo then

Posted by: morigu at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (BhYuI)

330 ...........anybody got that in english?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (GEICT)
---
It means Cochran is a filthy Irish hoor!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (jR7Wy)

331 Does anyone have an idea what recent threads have Ace honked off at incivility? I've not noticed much difference here lately?

Ace? Ace?

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (o/90i)

332 276
42 As usual, Ace is right.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy Ut at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (xGX1p)

*****

Mark is right about Ace being right.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (NqQAS)

*******

Howard is right about Mark being right about Ace being right.

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM

***************

Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard.

....Uh-Oh.

Posted by: irright Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (DtNNC)

333 You'll get a Peanut Buster Parfait at the DQ
Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (V+kmg)

you buying?

wheeeee

Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (nqBYe)

334 320
The next person using the term "I'd hit it" is banned for life.

Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (OiFtZ)

Hey wait...NO. I don't see that.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (oFCZn)

335 Capital punishment for assholes! go for it!

Posted by: James at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (SbLvp)

336 Love it!

Posted by: logprof, published fictional author at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (vsbNu)

337 Posted by: Empire1 at August 26, 2015 09:20 PM


Hey!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (in4mh)

338 317
Are we allowed to chew gum?

Not unless you brought enough for everyone.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (xInes)

339 Damn, who called ace a RINO this time?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (Wckf4)

340 Or Floridian even.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (V+kmg)



Which is a type of weasel English.


Also, I'd like to note for the record that Verlander has a no hitter going. And is banging Kate Upton when he's not pitching. Bastard.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (GEICT)

341 Eeeeexcellent. Say anything you want, but don't you dare up-ding the wrong comment.

Posted by: +/- at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (QoA8Q)

342 I was lurking long before I ever started posting, and Ace has a point. Half the time people never even read the post before commenting. It's like they read the headline, and immediately start with the personal attacks on Ace. I can see where it could get really old really fast, and Ace has been pretty patient for a long time. Ace's blog, Ace's rules. I'm good with that.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (9iR5/)

343
I second JackStraw for Hector Monitor, AM Shift.

Though really, isn't just ignoring The Serbian Dynamo just as easy as banning him?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (QDnY+)

344 BCochran, All Hail Eris just has a real purty way with words.

Comprende vous?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (3UF/W)

345 >>>So what about "you trumptards are just a bunch of sister humping wrestling fans dipshits who can such my cock"?

i will issue a caution on this, and if people do not stop, i'll ban them.

I say a caution here because this is not directed at one person, and yet, of course, is directed as a group, and people can take offense.

so I will caution people on this first a couple of times. if they do not mend their ways, i'll ban them.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (dciA+)

346 Meh, I used to take offense at Ace suggesting people watch their words. How dare he, in his place, tell guests how to act! Free Speech, bitchez!

That was about 10 times ago. These occasional reminders are unfortunately necessary because some folks are BIG TOWERING ASSHOLES, instead of small caps asses.

If it were me, Zombie would get a lifetime pass regardless , but I'm sure there's a line even she can't cross.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (kKHcp)

347 It means Cochran is a filthy Irish hoor!

Interestingly, it's the same in French and Italian.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (hPLVk)

348 I can't ad hominem when I hunt and peck on this feckin phone, thread moves too fast.

/pouts at my staid middle-class life

Posted by: Feh at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (Uk9e2)

349 >>>Wait, wait. Someone can't drop a bomb about Brady and Giselle heading for Splitsville without providing details.


Lesbian marriages are inherently unstable.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (ppaKI)

350 you trumptards...

Posted by: Just Wondering at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (+c55T)


I'm having some trouble here. Is a trumptard[sic] someone who is for Trump or against Trump? Cos I think I might be screwed down as a trumptard either way, honestly.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (k9qR4)

351 295
Wait, wait. Someone can't drop a bomb about Brady and Giselle heading for Splitsville without providing details.

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

You can get away with saying anything Brady related...just be sure to deflate the post a little so it'll "Handle" better.... )

Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (xj/Iq)

352
You ever say something funny to someone, but that person doesn't think it's funny? And they fake laugh back at you by literally saying Har Dee Har-Har.

Please ban all people here who say Har Dee Har-Har.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (1i8ZT)

353 fuck a duck, this has stressed me out.

so imma going to go wash the dinner dishes.

Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (nqBYe)

354 342 Posted by: Old Blue at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (9iR5/)

If reading the posts is going to be required we'll have seven posters total...

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (BXOyX)

355 The next person using the term "I'd hit it" is banned for life.


So I got this nail that's popped out in the bathroom.

I'd hit it, but I don't want to mar the drywall.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (YJmuy)

356 329 whoa...does that include Monty Python references too?

I am in deep doo then
Posted by: morigu at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (BhYuI)


Doo-doo. Not unlike my grandfather's work.

Posted by: Dr. Frankenstein at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (EHU9F)

357 I like the idea of buying immunity! What say you Ace?


I do agree that ace and the cobs do a lot of work for probably little money. So wtf with personal attacks. Unfortunate.


Can we lightheartedly razz gabe's legal abilities from tine to time? Lol

Posted by: prescient11 at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (VMZsK)

358 Cowboys fans still get no mercy, right?

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (MQEz6)

359 Buzzion would be proud. Or, Buzzion would wake up and take notice, take your pick.

Frankly a few serial aholes do a lot more damage than losing them would.

Comms suddenly went nuts, have to respond to a bunch of stuff.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (bLnSU)

360 It means Cochran is a filthy Irish hoor!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (jR7Wy)


Oh speaking of...Turkish shop keepers bit off a little more than they could chew.

http://tinyurl.com/nkw9m8v

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (GEICT)

361 Ace owns the place: it is his/her call. Though it might be desirable to allow some to make outrageous statements, we should acknowledge that it doubtless takes a lot of time and effort to make reasoned editorial decisions as to what should be allowed to be published here. Those who make outlandish claims to say whatever they want have no right to make a claim on Ace's time and energy. If those people don't like this decision, they are free to start their own blog.

Posted by: Nomadic100 at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (l4I1c)

362 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (KCxzN)

363 340,

Baseball players are superstitious. Maybe he'll convince Upton to go sans panties while he is streaking.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (f7eH8)

364 345

so I will caution people on this first a couple of times. if they do not mend their ways, i'll ban them.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:28 PM (dciA+)

What if people refuse to put on the sunglasses? Hmm? What *then*?

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (JIJNV)

365 So, Horhay Ramos is coming up on Ms. Kelly's show. Not sure why she thinks he needs another soapbox platform to spew his drivel.

Oh well, I haven't watched Foxnews for many years until all this Trump business started. Ms. Kelly is only one of the reasons I quit watching. Click.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (uRumV)

366 348 I can't ad hominem when I hunt and peck on this feckin phone, thread moves too fast.

/pouts at my staid middle-class life

---

The struggle is real

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (7pbQd)

367 While there are doubts as to the legal cessation of vital functions in regards to Buzzion, General Francisco Franco is still dead.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (3UF/W)

368 This is a terrific set events, has the potential to make this site just like HotGas...Awesomness.

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (kHv/o)

369 It's about time. The comments have been taken over by a dozen or so angry, repetitive, dull jackasses.

They're so predictable and uninteresting that I can barely tell them apart.

Posted by: Warden at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (wHAYQ)

370 332 276
42 As usual, Ace is right.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy Ut at August 26, 2015 08:56 PM (xGX1p)

*****

Mark is right about Ace being right.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (NqQAS)

*******

Howard is right about Mark being right about Ace being right.

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at August 26, 2015 09:21 PM

***************

Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard.

....Uh-Oh.

Posted by: irright Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:26 PM (DtNNC)

******

Rrrrrgggn Grrrrrgnnnn Frrrggggnnn!!11!!

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (NqQAS)

371 Also, I'd like to note for the record that Verlander has a no hitter going.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (GEICT)



Awright, I'll test the waters....fuck you for possibly jinxing the no-no, you gawt damned Irish hoor!

I thought you were a pitcher, ffs!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (in4mh)

372 Huzzah!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (u82oZ)

373 Days like this i really miss the tag .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (EaYvJ)

374 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (bLnSU)

Sometimes I think that's happened to me.
It couldn't be that I have nothing worth responding to.




Could it?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (kKHcp)

375 Pssst, hey buddy, wanna buy a great new product of mine? Banning offset credits. Cheap. Gubmint guaranteed.

Gotta go quick, me and Uncle Sugar have some butt stuff to do.....

Posted by: Goldman-Sachs at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (dvuhZ)

376 >>> I was lurking long before I ever started posting, and Ace has a point. Half the time people never even read the post before commenting. It's like they read the headline, and immediately start with the personal attacks on Ace. I can see where it could get really old really fast, and Ace has been pretty patient for a long time.

not really patient, but yes, it is pretty obvious when someone asshole hasn't read the piece.

The thing is, no one is obligated to read anything i write of course; you can comment without reading hte post.

but if you're going to take me task, especially with an insult -- well, it sort of would be better if you read the actual thing you're pretending you're arguing with.

If you want to *generally* dispute a claim not really having to do with me, do so with my best wishes, but don't pretend you read the piece when you didn't. Don't pretend you're responding to me when you're clearly just responding to whatever dumb article you assumed I wrote.



Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (dciA+)

377 How about sTrumpets?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (xInes)

378 Everyone calls/messages *at once*. Two days, nothing, suddenly all at once five people need attention. WTF?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (bLnSU)

379 Call it 'martillo', or 'moaotok', or maybe even 'al-hamaa'. Exotic for a bonking, neh?

Posted by: Eromero at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (go5uR)

380 Are fart jokes banned?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 26, 2015 09:23 PM (OiFtZ)

Pppfffffffft!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (vZ9f2)

381 Can we also ban people who question.......The Greatness......That Is.....Zach Greinke?

Cause those assholes deserve to die.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (/HC6x)

382 "You" tag .....

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (EaYvJ)

383 "Does anyone have an idea what recent threads have Ace honked off at incivility?"


You don't have to look far back. Day or so. Easy research.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (LOGkc)

384 Ace, will you be niggardly with the banhammer against people who make off-colored crypto-racist comments like this one?

/s

In the past, that was a bannable offense you mentioned, that was not mentioned in this post.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (jBuUi)

385 Qua rules, Ace, they seem a little stochastic right now. Sure, more bannings mean more obvious rules, but take the dedicated Moron, like me, who-- I swear-- does go to work from time to time, or to Tijuana for the donkey show: I could come home still fuming blue agave, slip up, and be gone! *shudders*
To give Groucho a little turn, "I want to be part of a blog that would ban me."

Posted by: Viktor P. Hensile at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (qe3Ih)

386 Ace

Just a suggestion.

If you genuinely don't know why the WeirdDave threads were pulled, you might want to pull a string with the COBs.


Maybe 99% of threads are pulled because of stomping someone else thread.

But, 100% of the WeirdDave threads do not fit that category.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (VPLuQ)

387 "Trumpswab" will have to be grandfathered in. It's just too funny.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (hPLVk)

388 A little off topic but I have a Doctor Who question.

Who is The Master?

Posted by: CozMark at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (CbGSW)

389 I'd like to make a motion to ban all future Charlie Gibson socks.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (Wckf4)

390 I was banned from "weazel zippers" For just mentioning that they had Trump living rent free in their heads. And I am a Cruz guy.I couldn't even reach the moderator to ask why. Had to postulate.....

Posted by: marine43 at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (Qovtd)

391 Strumpets?

Ach du leiber! Lili von Schtuck?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (3UF/W)

392 I will NEVER give up my 'Silent Movie' quotes!
Posted by: buzzsaw90


No!

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (W5DcG)

393
Thing is, ace, I really enjoyed your comment-fu and especially your gift of profane vituperation in a couple recent threads, that Megyn/Donald one, and another one, I forget. Where you b-slapped the stupid commenters (most were unknowns) for not engaging what you actually wrote. If these idiots are banned, we will not be able to enjoy the beat-downs. So there's that.

And just to get all the sycophantic slobber out atone time, boss, I've really generally enjoyed your mixing it up in the comments lately.

And I think the Buzzion thing is a perfect example of what you and the others have created here - I mean alively witty place with a damn good inventory of inside jokes.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (QDnY+)

394 >>This is a terrific set events, has the potential to make this site just like HotGas...Awesomness.

the trolls know themselves, and know they cannot restrain themselves from their trollishness.

that's fine. but you need to find a troll-friendly site.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (dciA+)

395 Just posting to see if I still can. If you can read this, I am as yet non-banneded

Posted by: alphabaker at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (Wfp8t)

396 Buzzion? Never heard of him.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (+1T7c)

397 you buying?

wheeeee
Posted by: willow at August 26, 2015 09:27 PM (nqBYe)


I take you to all the best places.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (V+kmg)

398 Ace owns the place: it is his/her call.
...........
Are you implying Ace is pulling a Caitlyn? The depilatory would run into the thousands at least!

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (UpGcq)

399 Sometimes I think that's happened to me.
It couldn't be that I have nothing worth responding to.




Could it?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (kKHcp)


We didn't want to say anything . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (JvPqF)

400 The next person using the term "I'd hit it" is banned for life.
Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09

Ok, I will say, I would screw her

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (vM+YG)

401 "Marge, ban warnings are suggestions...like pants!"

Posted by: Homer Simpson at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (LHLRD)

402
Who is The Master?

K-9.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (1i8ZT)

403
Mentioning Kate Upton's gazoombies is grounds for immediate dismissal.

Claiming you've sucked those bad boys is grounds for retention. No lying!

Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:32 PM (OiFtZ)

404 If we can prove our blood alcohol level was above a certain level at the time of the banning, can we be granted clemency?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (zvpUy)

405 "Trumpswab" will have to be grandfathered in. It's just too funny.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (hPLVk)


Seconded!!!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (V+kmg)

406 *peeks in the door*
*smells ozone*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (9mTYi)

407 >>>And just to get all the sycophantic slobber out atone time, boss, I've really generally enjoyed your mixing it up in the comments lately.

i gotta tell you, sometimes I post my actual thoughts on twitter because I'm sick of being attacked in the comments for them.

on twitter, I can block people.

so... yeah, bad commenters drive out good ones. Every site in the world discovers this; the Wild West model is always proven to fail. Always.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (dciA+)

408 Not that I comment much, but the first time I ever tried to comment here I was told that I was banned. I was @ my work computer.

I was e-mailed by Our Host on 3/5/12 and 4/4/12 and he told me he'd fix it. I remain banned. If I want to comment, I go thru some proxy or I wait 'til I'm at home.

Posted by: Dave (in MA) at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (ymbWD)

409 K-9, "Coming Master!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (3UF/W)

410 So, is the hot dog a sandwich or not? Discuss.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (mhkbv)

411 Awright, I'll test the waters....fuck you for possibly jinxing the no-no, you gawt damned Irish hoor!

I thought you were a pitcher, ffs!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:30 PM (in4mh)


*snort*

I ignored almost every bit of superstition when I played. Course, I replaced the typical stuff with my own. But anyway....it doesn't count because I'm not present, I'm not watching, I'm just passing along the info.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (GEICT)

412 I told Ace to shush at the NoVaMoMee. I didn't know his identity.



Sir, have mercy upon me. I own the Official Mini Trampoline of the NoVaMoMee.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (TEpA2)

413
The Master is also a Time Lord like the Doctor.

But The Master is evil.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (1i8ZT)

414 381,

Who are you to doubt El Dandy? Or El Hijo Del Shrub?

Posted by: Bret Hart at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (f7eH8)

415 Oh shit, I just heard the dog whistle.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (rHXGG)

416 Can I still post about choo-choos, paste flavors, and swim parties?

That is kind of a non negotiable point for me.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (f+6Pd)

417 ...it is pretty obvious when some asshole hasn't read the piece

---

I think you'd enjoy Jonah Goldberg's book on this issue, Liberal Fascism

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (7pbQd)

418 I serious-you-guys don't know how you manage a popular blog with an open comments section. If it were me I'd moderate comments harshly and tell people it takes a real pithy, short, respectful and quality comment to get past moderation. I mean it's nice for commenters to be able to have a discussion with each other but we have other outlets for that.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (MxONJ)

419 >>They're so predictable and uninteresting that I can barely tell them apart.

Hey, I'm right here.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (OGm46)

420
Claiming the Cubs are contenders and loving deep dish pizza is grounds for immediate dismissal with prejudice.

Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:34 PM (OiFtZ)

421 It seems like we could boil this down to one simple rule...Don't be a dick. Easy and simple to understand.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (qsMPD)

422
the first time I ever tried to comment here I was told that I was banned. I was @ my work computer. I was e-mailed by Our Host on 3/5/12 and 4/4/12 and he told me he'd fix it. I remain banned. If I want to comment, I go thru some proxy or I wait 'til I'm at home.
Posted by: Dave (in MA)




#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (kdS6q)

423 ...the idea of buying immunity...

Hmmm-- isn't that what the political left is all about? Special goodies for Pals? No consequences for the "in" crowd?



Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (rhjQp)

424 ,@389. No. Charlie, Mary Cloggestein and Mek Gibson saying "But first you will...." are classic.

And Verlander is through the 8th.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (/HC6x)

425 so... yeah, bad commenters drive out good ones. Every site in the world discovers this; the Wild West model is always proven to fail. Always.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (dciA+)


Hmmmm....the Blog Corollary to Gresham's Law.

There's a PhD dissertation in there somewhere...I just know it.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (V+kmg)

426 This is why I appreciate this site and visit daily. You have a standard, you state the standard and you give the consequences for not following the standard. If only the rest of society returned to this simple life model.

Posted by: Cat Swamp Rat at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (Sd+D8)

427 Either some people are trying for a sock world record or this thread has really brought out the lurkers.
So many new/unfamiliar names

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 09:35 PM (LAliD)

428 417 Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (7pbQd)

It TOTALLY changed my life...

//Paul "Shirts" Anka

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (BXOyX)

429 Half the time people never even read the post before commenting

You are generous to a fault, sir. I'd say it was closer to 75%.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (in4mh)

430 Zero to insult is not a comment, so comments are not being barred.

Posted by: Con Reeder at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (3iL/z)

431 Any other place but here this announcement would be scary. i.e. the bannings will continue until moral improves (or you agree with Ace). But I have never seen an on purpose banning here I could argue against.

Posted by: Willy J at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (9ET6q)

432 Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis
.........
That sounds waaay too much like work, Jack.. Who the hell is gonna do all that moderation??

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (UpGcq)

433 390 I was banned from "weazel zippers" For just mentioning that they had Trump living rent free in their heads.
Posted by: marine43 at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM (Qovtd)

Impressive.

Posted by: Mr. Ra's al-Ghul at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (JIJNV)

434 the Wild West model is always proven to fail. Always.

I'm going on ten years here, I think. It's always been pretty wild.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (hPLVk)

435
Claiming Debbie Wassermanly Schultz is very attractive with a nice ass and you're outta here.

Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (OiFtZ)

436 Sir, have mercy upon me. I own the Official Mini Trampoline of the NoVaMoMee.
Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (TEpA2)


For your penance....more bouncing.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (V+kmg)

437 I just queefed.

Posted by: Hillary! at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (vsbNu)

438 "So, is the hot dog a sandwich or not? Discuss."


No, it's not a samwich. It's kinda like the difference between a quiche and an omelet.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (LOGkc)

439 Can't know whether this is the right policy until we see how you implement it.

If it's genuinely just against unwarranted, persistent ad hominem, fine.

The comments did used to be better. I wouldn't attribute that *just* to being too open, but I can think of at least good commenters we lost, because the old policy of at least minimal banning for personal attacks fell by the wayside.

Posted by: AD at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (AmWqF)

440 Wait. There are people who read the posts now?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (DsveK)

441 Frankly, every election cycle this place goes crazy with absolutist dipshits, on whatever position.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (oVJmc)

442 Works for me lurking self.

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (kHJ3a)

443 I've been binge watching Daredevil. How many times must I slam a head against the curb to make a point?

Posted by: biscuiteater at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (GXRyn)

444 Jorge Ramos daughter works for Hillary accordingly Jorge gives full disclosure..Like a good Presstitute.

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (kHv/o)

445 Ordinary citizens must obey ace's rules.

But I hereby declare this to be a sanctuary blog.

Any undocumented immigrant has the right to post whatever they want here, and ace is prohibited from banning them for any reason.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (zvpUy)

446 >>>Ace

Just a suggestion.

If you genuinely don't know why the WeirdDave threads were pulled, you might want to pull a string with the COBs.

...

i know why. I'll explain.

The cobs know I don't want to be bothered on weekends. They are looking out for me. They are doing me a huge favor by doing that.

Dave keeps writing pieces that are a little bit in the Judgment Call category. The cobs, not wanting to bother me, make the simplest call they can make: they pull the piece.

This is like dealing with lawyers; if you've dealt with lawyers, you know they always want to tell you "yeah don't do that," because it's the simplest possible thing to say.

Now, bear in mind, they are all UNPAID VOLUNTEERS, so don't hold it against them that on the weekends, when THEY have the days off too, they don't feel like editing/vetting/debating a piece's suitability.

I have told dave that I will personally review his pieces but during the week, not on weekends, wehn I don't mind working so much.

But weekends are a time for me to take off, and the coblogs too. Just none of us want to do all this WORK on the weekend debating this or that part of a post.

It's very simple: this results in us doing more weekend work than we want to do.

But like I said, I'll review his pieces during the week. Just not on weekends. I want to unplug on weekends, and the coblogs don't want to be micromanaging the site either. They want things to go smooth and easy.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (dciA+)

447 413
The Master is also a Time Lord like the Doctor.

But The Master is evil.
Posted by: Soothsayer at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (1i8ZT)

________________________________

Ahhh, thanks. I'm at the end of Season 8 and Missy is short for Mistress and she is The Master.

Posted by: CozMark at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (CbGSW)

448 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (GEICT)

It most certainly does count, asshole.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (in4mh)

449 For your penance....more bouncing.





Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (V+kmg)


I'm Baptist, I don't do penance.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (TEpA2)

450 1, no it's not, it's about constant complaints about
how the site sucks now because of people who think constant nasty
insults are witty repartee, and 2, it's frankly about myself.



I cannot say anything without some asshole deciding that because I
have criticized trump, it is now fair game to insult me personally.



so if you want to call gabe a cocksucking faggot, then go start your
Gabe Is a Cocksucking Faggot blog, and exercise your Free Speech there.



Stop the whining that "I gotta be me, and everyone needs to hear the Full Unfiltered Me cranked up to 11."





Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:06 PM (dciA+)

Gee, Ace, that's sounds almost Trumpian, right? Reminds me of the time I got kicked out of a Trump presser.

Posted by: Jorge Ramos at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (w/bVh)

451 Hey was

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (7pbQd)

452 What if someone is banned, but identifies as non-banned? It's not a choice!

Posted by: m0x at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (aPj+M)

453 Well now.

Posted by: The Great Satans Ghost at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (XGXhd)

454 439 Posted by: AD at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (AmWqF)

we're dying off too....

//Sven, Buzzion, Abe Vigoda

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (BXOyX)

455 Claiming the Cubs are contenders and loving deep dish pizza is grounds for immediate dismissal with prejudice.
Posted by: Ban Hammer
..........
Hey! I have friends who are already planning on the playoff parties and serving deep dish pizza! fools!

and off damn sock!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (UpGcq)

456 Pass the peanut butter.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (vsbNu)

457 I'm good as long as I can still spambot my Lace Wig and Butt Welded Pipe Fitting vendors.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 26, 2015 09:39 PM (UFZRg)

458 Can we get some guidance on how to properly insult Mary Cloggenstein? I don't want to overstep while I'm describing the unkempt condition of her womynparts.

Posted by: Jaws at August 26, 2015 09:39 PM (Rbtz3)

459 I always kinda enjoyed reading the comments and see who called out Hector first and if it was really him.

Comments are for closers anyways...but if or when I get banned can I at least get the steak knives?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 26, 2015 09:39 PM (ej1L0)

460 I serious-you-guys don't know how you manage a popular blog with an open comments section. If it were me I'd moderate comments harshly and tell people it takes a real pithy, short, respectful and quality comment to get past moderation. I mean it's nice for commenters to be able to have a discussion with each other but we have other outlets for that.
Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (MxONJ)


IMHO a big part of the "moderation" here consists of the commenters themselves who will jump all over trolls and drive-bys who try to get away with the kind of crap that infests a lot of other sites.

These have not been safe waters in which to troll patently dumb-ass ideas. Combined with the ban hammer of Ace and the Cobs, the witty and aggressive commenters have made this place a relatively "safe space" for . . . um . . . our kind.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 09:39 PM (JvPqF)

461 In other news,


Jebster described himself as bi-cultural.



This fucking guy emerges as the number one pick by the big brains of the establishment???



Just for their stupidity they need to burn hard. Ffs.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (VMZsK)

462 "It's Kaitlin from State Farm, and she sounds hideous!"

Posted by: Desicat at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (ZzZft)

463 I'll happily accept all bannees.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (vsbNu)

464 Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (TEpA2)

And you're still here. Yay!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (vM+YG)

465 I am not sure what's going on here. Does this mean we can't diss Rodham and Jeb anymore?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (ucDmr)

466 I'm Baptist, I don't do penance.
Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (TEpA2)


Your Mom's Catholic so....close enough. Make with the bouncy.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (V+kmg)

467 It most certainly does count, asshole.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (in4mh)



That's a banning.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (GEICT)

468 >> we're not going to be dragged down to a sub-moron level

Nice double entendre

Posted by: Andy at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (1WvLy)

469 While we're clearing the air, would someone explain the "Buzzion has passed away" thing to me (couldn't discern from sidebar link to comments) and what happened with WeirdDave?

Hate to re-open possible wounds, but I never saw an explanation for WeirdDave.

I did see that Vic is out of internet range right now, so I feel assured that he's all right.

Yes, I do worry over my beloved Horde.

Posted by: Mindy Is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (27veP)

470 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 09:19 PM (bLnSU)


I hate to bring up the excrable fark dot com, but that is exactly what they did. Called it "ghosting". You posted and as far as you could tell you post went through, but no-one other than you could tell that you had posted.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (k9qR4)

471 452 moxley is that you???

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (LAliD)

472 I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Gabe is a great guy. I've driven him home twice from the NoVAMoMee. I wouldn't let someone in my car if I didn't trust him.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:41 PM (TEpA2)

473 execrable, good lord. I can't type.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 26, 2015 09:41 PM (k9qR4)

474 439 Posted by: AD at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (AmWqF)

we're dying off too....

//Sven, Buzzion, Abe Vigoda
Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:38 PM (BXOyX)


Dude, I've been dead for five years. It doesn't keep me from posting. A man's got to have his priorities.

This site doesn't actually exist. It's the Sixth Sense of the interenet.


Posted by: AD at August 26, 2015 09:41 PM (AmWqF)

475 The rules seem more Christian than Buddhist, for example:
Christians may say, "Just be nice, or you'll go to Hell." Buddhists, oth, may say, "Just be nice, or else we don't know what."

Posted by: Viktor P. Hensile at August 26, 2015 09:41 PM (qe3Ih)

476
I was banned from AoS for one little debate question.

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (OiFtZ)

477 Ace is right. Been getting a little gamey in the comments lately. Humor and razor sharp wit...you bet..being mean shit for no good reason...no bueno mi amigos

Posted by: Texas Mikey at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (Vf2XA)

478
Well ace I think most here would join me in urging you to not let the bad stuff drive you away/keep you away.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (QDnY+)

479 I think this is the Cubs' year. And I'll have a thin crust pizza on the day they win.

Posted by: Chris M at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (6RZos)

480 Frankly, every election cycle this place goes crazy

That's absolutely true. Been reading and commenting long enough to have seen several cycles and I'm dreading the 2016 election and all the nasty trolls that are going to show up.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (ktt8p)

481 Does anyone have the link to Ace's Untergang video? I think the subtitle is Das Verbot Hämmern August.

Posted by: Gem at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (c+gwp)

482 Pardon O/T:

/waves to Anna Puma

Got and read Golden Isis yesterday, rather enjoyed it! Minor point though: Nobody referred to WWI as such until, well, WWII. It was "the Great War" or "the World War" in that period.

Otherwise, loved it!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (m9V0o)

483 What about the second Buckley rule? Sometimes someone is just so insufferable that they can only be responded to as "you goddamned queer" followed by a threat of physical violence of sufficient force so as to cause the victim to 'stay plastered'

Sometimes a little incivility goes a long way.

Posted by: Sam In VA at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (Hnx92)

484 I certainly have not appreciated all the ad hominem attacks on my character.















*squirt*

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (aZsWm)

485 @198 "If anonymity could be removed from online comments sections, more people would keep there fucking trap shut.

Posted by: TheJakyl at August 26, 2015 09:12 PM (WSgi3)"
No disrespect to you, but I remember that sunny, summer day -- just a few weeks ago, as I recall -- when dude didn't like what I wrote and was all like, "Fuck you! Who the fuck are you?!"

And I'm thinking.... you know this is the internet, right?

But then I told him I was his father.

Screwed it up, though, because I just wrote, "I am your father."

Stairway headslapped myself when I realized I had missed one of the best tee-ups in a long while. Shoulda wrote, "Loop! I am your Fah-zsher!"

Oh, well.

Posted by: **shrugs** at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (s29dp)

486 no more festering assholes.

thankfully mine is clean clean clean

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (7RXcs)

487 You kids have no idea how good you have it. We used to dream of being banned. I once insulted AtC and got mauled by a giant fcukin lizard. And we liked it that way!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 26, 2015 09:42 PM (kTF2Z)

488 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (dciA+)

I know you don't owe us explanations,but thank you ace.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (vM+YG)

489 469 Posted by: Mindy Is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (27veP)

Buzzion died a few days ago...

I died a few months ago...

WeirdDave has had some pieces pulled "to play it safe" because we live in a lawless epoch and the law enforcers are enforcing compliance not law...

Vic is in the country IIRC

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (BXOyX)

490 Mindy - Scroll up.. Ace just explained the WeirdDave thing..

And Vic? Not a peep from him

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (UpGcq)

491 "wrong. it destroys the whole vibe of the comments, and people are fucking afraid to speak their mind for fear of being abused."

Ok, so this site is now a site where we need to issue trigger warnings cause evidently management feels that many of the visitors of the site actually have some sort of emotional problem with online abuse. Unreal.

Posted by: Mad Mike at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (BpI+B)

492 Why on Earth is Ramos called a journalist? He is a left wing political activist. It is obvious.

We need to call this stuff out. There aren't many journalists in America. They are political activists!

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (COpZ4)

493 >>>hile we're clearing the air, would someone explain the "Buzzion has passed away" thing to me

Buzzion isn't dead, as long as he lives in our hearts.

(He said something like "I don't get the hoax ____ is dead joke people keep making" so people immediately announced "Buzzion is dead" and now we're all pretending he's dead, though he won't play along.)

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (dciA+)

494 What was that site that let you make an animated movie by picking some characters and typing in dialog?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (rwI+c)

495 So, is the hot dog a sandwich or not? Discuss.

That, sir, is a bannable trigger.

Posted by: Oscar Mayer at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (Dwehj)

496 Tammy!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (ucDmr)

497 If it were me I'd moderate comments harshly and tell people it takes a real pithy, short, respectful and quality comment to get past moderation.

I have a small message board with a hundred or so women, at the most, all of whom I know personally or am related to, that basically dies down after 9 pm, and doesn't get rolling til around 10 am.

I can't moderate that effectively.

I cannot imagine how many cobs it would take working full time to moderate a blog with the kind of readership ace gets, and open 24/7.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (in4mh)

498 This thread could last until the ONT, and easily top 1000 or 1500, because so many of us want this place to be great -
And the bozos have hurt it.

Ace, I marvel at how you do this most every day. That you have to spend any time policing YOUR blog is a shame. We are much better served by your insightful posts.

I will - I must say - miss some of the troll-stomping. But that is a price worth paying.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (WQ7Wn)

499 I always thought it would be fun to ban someone so that they could see their own comments but no one else could. Sort of like a single-IP unbanning.

Exactly like a bunch of other websites, but just leave out the "** this comment is awaiting moderation **"

Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (FcR7P)

500 Your Mom's Catholic so....close enough. Make with the bouncy.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (V+kmg)


She did an adult baptism thing when I was a kid.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (TEpA2)

501 Ace this is the wrong policy and you know it.

This is a left-wing style move. If someone is an idiot, that reflects poorly on them. Let speech go where it may, no need to get the authorities (i.e. you and cobloggers involved). And if you can't take a mean internet comment, come on.

Sad to see you sink to this level ace. Let speech be free.

****

No. It is the right policy. Once upon a time there were fabulous discussions and debates in the threads. At the least, there was a modicum of respect apparent even among those who did not agree. That is no longer the case. Long-time commenters have moved away from AOS due to this fact.

At one time, mocking of the offenders would resolve the issue, but folks are no longer satisfied with that approach.

Attack! Attack! Attack! is not the way to go through life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (PMlgt)

502 I'd like to point out that I have never personally insulted anyone who does not enjoy a luxurious lace wig.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (wHAYQ)

503 TLDR

I'm glad for u and imma let u finish.
But u gotta consider shortening these diatribes.
Ain't nobody got time 4 that.

Posted by: Connertown at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (bKjXJ)

504 Seriously Ace... what happens if someone comes around telling us how great Jeb Bush is? There's no "repartee" to be had there, no retort, no debate. That person is a syphilated sack of sheepshit and should be told so immediately and THEN they should be banned for advocating bush. Because some things are just beyond the pale.

Posted by: Sam In VA at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (Hnx92)

505 "Dude, I've been dead for five years. It doesn't keep me from posting. A man's got to have his priorities.



This site doesn't actually exist. It's the Sixth Sense of the interenet.
"


Posting, pshaw - anyone can do that. Real folks vote after death.

Posted by: Desicat at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (ZzZft)

506 435

Claiming Debbie Wassermanly Schultz is very attractive with a nice ass and you're outta here.


Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM (OiFtZ)
-------------------------------I've done worse...a few times sober...maybe a few more times than that.
BTW, would doing her count as "One for the Team" or "One way to absolve accumulated sins?"


Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (xj/Iq)

507 >>>Ok, so this site is now a site where we need to issue trigger warnings cause evidently management feels that many of the visitors of the site actually have some sort of emotional problem with online abuse. Unreal.

oh well. You'll have to find somewhere else to abuse people. I know it's a terrible thing, having to exercise restraint in talking with strangers. Completely unheard of in the world.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (dciA+)

508 I don't comment here (or anywhere) often, because, it seems to me that 90% of blog comments seem to be insults.

On a barely related note, I feel the term "coblogger" should be rendered as "co-blogger", as I read it as "cob-logger" which I find amusingly dirty in a very juvenile way.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (5YOwm)

509
What, where, when, and why is for pussies.

Posted by: Jorge Ramos, Univision at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (OiFtZ)

510 "Jebster described himself as bi-cultural. "


Oh God. Hell, I eat more Mexican food than he does.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (LOGkc)

511 Buzzion isn't dead, as long as he lives in our hearts.


Hmm. He's not on my roster.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (Dwehj)

512 Brother Cavil...

Um wow how did I ever miss that?

But no, I must resist going back into the manuscript to fix it... must resist....

Thank you!! Makes me happy to know I brought some enjoyment into the world.

Now good kind Sirrah, can you please leave a review??

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (3UF/W)

513 En Fuego!

Posted by: The Guy Who Shouts "En Fuego!" at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (em3HY)

514 "I know for many low-functioning individuals, simply attacking people for something you disagree with is a political argument; some low-thinking, low-character people have never actually had a real discussion, and actually are so ignorant as to think a personal ad hominem, dropped on a stranger out of the blue, is an "argument.""

And those individuals usually vote Dem.

See, Trump *is* expanding the tent for the GOP!

Posted by: Dancing Queen at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (nJvB1)

515 Attack! Attack! Attack! is not the way to go through life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (PMlgt)



Well that's bullshit and you're an awful person.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Name Rage at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (GEICT)

516 >>>Seriously Ace... what happens if someone comes around telling us how great Jeb Bush is? There's no "repartee" to be had there, no retort, no debate.

you can tell him he's wrong and why?

Look, I can only say this so many different ways: Political disagreements are not license for one to behave like an asshole.


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (dciA+)

517 She did an adult baptism thing when I was a kid.
Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (TEpA2)


Semel Catholicus, semper Catholicus

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (V+kmg)

518 My phone got tired of eating my posts and instead ate Buzzion. RIP Buzzion.

I seriously have no clue how this particular bit got started, but I do enjoy it.

Much more fun than the time DC set his hair on fire.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (7pbQd)

519 474 Posted by: AD at August 26, 2015 09:41 PM (AmWqF)

If a ron or 'ette does not have contingencies to post for AT LEAST a year after they "retire" they are failing in their civic duty....

//Sven 362 days and counting

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (BXOyX)

520 Never mind. My question about WeirdDave was answered while I was composing my comment.

I do hope to see him and Gingy around the comments section again, though.

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (27veP)

521 I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Gabe
is a great guy. I've driven him home twice from the NoVAMoMee. I
wouldn't let someone in my car if I didn't trust him.


Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:41 PM (TEpA2)
++++++++++++++++++++++++But you don't favor an olympic athlete.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (NaeCR)

522 Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:40 PM (V+kmg)
---
Forget penance. Bring back indulgences!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (jR7Wy)

523 I will be banning people a lot, going forward.

Here is the sort of comment that is no longer allowed: An insult lodged
out of the blue at a commenter, a coblogger, or myself, based on nothing
except political disagreement with something that person said.


Just so I'm clear, I'm still going to get fucked, right?

Posted by: The Chicken at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (dcCJA)

524
bad commenters drive out good ones. Every site in the world discovers this



Arguable. The sites with the tightest rules typically have the least interesting and contributive commenters -- LGF and such. While the Chans seem to do surprisingly ok with an almost completely open anonymous system.

Now Discus sites, such as NRO -- that's the pits. Along with upvote sites like Redit and Huffpo.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (kdS6q)

525 I'm not saying I'd hit it, but whomever pulled me off would be crowned the next King of England.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (xInes)

526 What concerns me is ... Whose definition of "insult?" I guess ace's (obviously). But, iirc, he thought "wherever" was a clear mysoginistic insult. That worries me. SJWs can turn absolutely anything into an "unprovoked insult." Then again, I don't comment much anyway.

Posted by: gm at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (K0tm3)

527 Phoenix girl wrote to Vic. He has been caring for a brother who broke his leg and does not have wifi

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (zOTsN)

528 And what's with the Gabe hate? That man is a sweetheart.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (jR7Wy)

529
Oh, and to add to my earlier praise for ace's comments lately (esp. the profane funny ones), kudos to The Horde in general. There have been stretches of incredibly good sustained wit here recently - the Buzzion memorial thread's a good example.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (QDnY+)

530 Imma go out on a limb and say a hotdog is a sammidge.


There. I said it.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (MDgS8)

531 510 "Jebster described himself as bi-cultural. "


Oh God. Hell, I eat more Mexican food than he does.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (LOGkc)

++++++++++++

But do you eat more Mexicana?

Posted by: CozMark at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (CbGSW)

532 But you don't like idiots crowing for Donald Trump? After a decade of Paulnuts, Obamazoids, and the rest... THAT'S a bannable offense?


***

Being a Trump fan is one thing. Attacking those who are not and dare to say so is another.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (PMlgt)

533 So, Buzzion ISN'T dead??

I'm so confused..

This is what you get when you have to work for a living and can't sit around in your underwear reading the blog all day like most of the morons here...

oh wait.. ooops..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (UpGcq)

534 Ok, so this site is now a site where we need to
issue trigger warnings cause evidently management feels that many of the
visitors of the site actually have some sort of emotional problem with
online abuse. Unreal.

Posted by: Mad Mike at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (BpI+B)


Wow. Honey, have a fun time with real trigger warnings.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (TEpA2)

535 A banning! A banning! (nervous yet yearning giggles)

Posted by: Naughty Naughty Zoot at August 26, 2015 09:47 PM (1F5vB)

536 Look, I can only say this so many different ways: Political disagreements are not license for one to behave like an asshole.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (dciA+)



I say, I say, I say that's some funny shit right 'dere y'all!!

Posted by: James Carville at August 26, 2015 09:47 PM (V+kmg)

537 Anyone else notice most of the folks complaining don't look like regulars?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 09:47 PM (m9V0o)

538 465 I am not sure what's going on here. Does this mean we can't diss Rodham and Jeb anymore?
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August

I believe so. Earlier it was mentioned by ace iirc that public dicks like those are fair game. If not I hope I get a warning

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:47 PM (vM+YG)

539 Don't Make Ace Pull Over!

Actually, go ahead and make him pull over. I like seeing mendacious trolls get spanked!

Posted by: Evi L. Bloggerlady at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (zzpgI)

540 Claiming the Cubs are contenders ............is grounds for immediate dismissal with prejudice.


Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:34 PM (OiFtZ)



Hey now.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (dFi94)

541 Some of you RINO pieces of shit better get off your fat asses and start buying some motherfucking lace wigs, that's all I'm saying.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (wHAYQ)

542 Chavez! Mindy! Vendette! Sven!

I was starting to get skeert with nothing but a dirty Irish hoor to buffer me against all these strangers here.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (in4mh)

543 Wow. Disconnect for dinner, errands and a nap and I feel I missed some significant slagging.
I'm pre-chastened though. I did call someone arrogant and stupid awhile back just because I was tired.
But Ace was mean to me once.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (qFW3b)

544 157
Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 09:05 PM (u49WF)
Teachers pet?
Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:08 PM (kHv/o)

Ah no . . . Seeing as how "teacher" isn't here much anyway.

I was told by one "skzion" to go back to posting comments on Amazon - merely because I said that the difference between Trump and a mosquito is that mosquitoes quit sucking when you slap them.

It's easy to just start bitchin and ragging.

Besides, I wasn't aware there were grades being handed out.


Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (u49WF)

545 Cob-logger is an old and funny joke.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (u+PLX)

546 Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (wHAYQ)


I love you.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (in4mh)

547 494 What was that site that let you make an animated movie by picking some characters and typing in dialog?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:43 PM (rwI+c)



--Xtranormal

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (vsbNu)

548 Semel Catholicus, semper Catholicus

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (V+kmg)


She may want to visit Fenway with me...

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (TEpA2)

549 I'm bi cultural curious

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (zOTsN)

550 Forget penance. Bring back indulgences!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (jR7Wy)


Something tells me that you have a nun costume in your closet.

Don't know why. Just a feeling...

Posted by: James Carville at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (V+kmg)

551 This is what you get when you have to work for a living and can't sit around in your underwear reading the blog all day like most of the morons here...

oh wait.. ooops..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 09:46 PM (UpGcq)
---
Underwear?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (jR7Wy)

552 Vic's older brother said that Vic is tending to an 80 year old uncle that had an accident. there's no internet there and you have to go to the end of the road to get cell coverage. Vic is fine.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (5HBd1)

553 Since she visited Fenway 40 or so years before me.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (TEpA2)

554 It really doesn't matter. The pundits, the blogs, the cable news networks, the op-eds, and the politicians themselves have become irrelevant to my life. This is all pointless in the end. The idiots in the street who can't even name 1 supreme court justice have it right. Be oblivious and live out your days the best you can in the knowledge that America is over.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (Bcqod)

555 So let me tell y'all about my potato soup. 87 year old Auntie has some bowel 'distress', so asked her if she wanted potato soup and cornbread for supper. Affirmative so beatfeet to Super 1 for stuff. Went like this.
1. Country ham (salty) chopped small browned.
2. Noonday onions chopped medium size glazed along with ham.
3. Add one warm Rolling Rock beer and simmer till tender.
4. 3/4 stick of real butter (unsalted).
5. White (orsh) potatoes cubed 5/8"X 5/8" added to mix along with 1/2 warm Rolling Rock beer.
6. Drink other 1/2 beer.
7. Black pepper to taste and 1 cup real (not blue) milk. Mash half of the potatoes.
8. Serve with hot cornbread.
Auntie is one happy old gal and pronounces herself much better. Anybody offended? Capital! Now is I could just find my range key. Some asshole wants to shoot his new AK.

Posted by: Eromero at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (go5uR)

556 From any particular POV, the asshole is always the other guy.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (5YOwm)

557 I kinda figured the "Eat a Dick..Jackass" comment this morning from Buzzion was kinda over the top.

Apparently.....I hit a nerve with my so called "Conspiracy Theory" comment.

I'm used to it. I'm a free thinker. I don't need people to tell me which conclusions I should draw to fit in with the Cool Kids. I didn't wake up one morning and decide I would believe crazy sounding stuff.....It took a real long time to get there.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (dgKBI)

558 Just so I'm clear, I'm still going to get fucked, right?


Posted by: The Chicken


*tsk* Perverts.

Posted by: Couchfucker at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (rHXGG)

559 -------------------------------I've done worse...a few times sober...maybe a few more times than that.
BTW, would doing her count as "One for the Team" or "One way to absolve accumulated sins?"




Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 09:44 PM (xj/Iq)
+++++++++++++++++Some of us have been banned from using carriage returns.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (NaeCR)

560 Nylon wigs are for faggots and Trump supporters.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (wHAYQ)

561 She may want to visit Fenway with me...
Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (TEpA2)


Sit in the Loge.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (V+kmg)

562 "Does this mean we can't diss Rodham and Jeb anymore?"


Believe it means that sudden personal attack against another for differences in politics/policy is verboten.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (LOGkc)

563 "oh well. You'll have to find somewhere else to abuse people. I know it's a terrible thing, having to exercise restraint in talking with strangers. Completely unheard of in the world. "

I read pretty much every post you write and rarely take time to read the comments simply because they're so fast moving and seems like a total free for all. I agree that if someone is just posting a bunch of retarded "fuck u douchebag u suck balls"| kind of crap they need to go.. I guess I just disagree with framing it like conservatives can't handle an angry/abusive comment on a website. I suppose I don't have an emotional investment in the comment community so my feelings have never been hurt.. Regardless, the places I do comment frequently, I either decide a comment is worth responding to, or simply overlook it.. I don't get butthurt and I've been the target of a tremendous amount of "abuse".. I simply don't dish it out, and don't care.

Posted by: Mad Mike at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (BpI+B)

564 Posted by: James Carville at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (V+kmg)




Bannion...

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (TEpA2)

565 Jeb really isnt that bad a guy.Hhhaaarff
He's just running in the wrong Primary. humph.

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (kHv/o)

566 456
My last dog hated peanut butter. Once while hunting we stopped for lunch and I gave her a peanut butter cracker and she spit it out. Later she brought around a rabbit, so at least she didn't hold it against me.

Posted by: BamaBubba at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (vKTRb)

567 I think we're all indebted to Ace for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particularly glad that these lovely children were here today to read that post. Not only was it authentic Moron gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (NqQAS)

568 Besides, I wasn't aware there were grades being handed out.


Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (u49WF)


I'd have given you a solid B+ for that one.

The Daywalkers appear to be growing evermore thin-skinned.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (in4mh)

569 If this is about Gabe, then fine. I am tired of all the stupid shit posted by you fucking neo- puritans about Gabe. Don't like his slant? Gabe's queer isn't a reason. It's worn man, really worn, And it never amused me. It's gettins so I can't tell you Right Proggs from the Left Proggs. I'd like to remind you assholes Gabe was the only one of 15 of the asshole prognosticators what picked the Mulatto Messiah on Election night.

This is a small l libertarian blog at heart, but you assholes just don't get it. You come and shit here because Ace runs a no -registration policy. I'm here for that reason too. It's a bold man what runs a no-reg blog. A big-balls pirate of a blogger. I have donated in the past and will continue to do so long as the place remains free.

I've also been around long enough to watch Ace absolutely explode and then come to his senses about banning and commenting. Which I suspect will occur here again later in the week.

God Bless AoSHQ

Posted by: dr kill at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (msVAP)

570 I have let the assholes fester here far too long

Spunds like a problem for a proctologist. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (OSs/l)

571 Thank you. I noticed some of the comments today were fairly nasty, for no particular reason.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (JreH3)

572 So to keep posters civil from now on Ace and the cobs just need to post "BANNED FOR ..." randomly in threads instead of dissapering a post. And if one doesn't get the hint bring out the real bannhammer.

Posted by: Willy J at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (9ET6q)

573
And Vic? Not a peep from him
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry



FWIW there was a comment from someone in the morning thread that he was offline visiting a borther in Georgia or something.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (kdS6q)

574 Auntie is one happy old gal and pronounces herself much better. Anybody offended?

No, but I want some of that soup...

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 09:50 PM (rHXGG)

575 Thanks, notsothoreau.. since I did not feel a disturbance in The Force, I kinda figured he was OK...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (UpGcq)

576 --Xtranormal

Ah, thanks. I typed in one of Ace's posts one time and I wanted to see if it was still there.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (rwI+c)

577 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:37 PM

Thank you for the best explanation we have seen to date. I'm sorry to say that due to the long delay in getting this explanation and some other issues I have with it are why I am still shopping for a better blog to call home.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (ktt8p)

578 Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (u+PLX)

Wasn't meant like that. Sorry.

Posted by: wytshus at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (aTKyV)

579 Sit in the Loge.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (V+kmg)


Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (TEpA2)

580 554 Posted by: Chris Vaughn at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (Bcqod)

I have moved to a mining city that has largely forgotten why and how we mine ore....

we are a nation of idiots led by jackals and retards using a beautiful system on fading parchment to light bonfires to the "elite's vanity"....

I just hope whoever gets this soil next does more with it than we are doing.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (BXOyX)

581 Nun costume, like the Torquemada sequence... the swimming nuns?

Indulgences for All Hail Eris are gift cards to Zappos and ShoeBuy anyway.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (3UF/W)

582 "There. I said it."


You son of a.....



Oh wait.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (LOGkc)

583 What about comparing Trump to Hitler and Trump supporters to Nazis? Bannable?

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (vsbNu)

584 510 "Jebster described himself as bi-cultural. "


Oh God. Hell, I eat more Mexican food than he does.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (LOGkc)

So what's her name?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (vM+YG)

585 The "abuse' Model of "argument" is not an attempt at discussion, but of shutting discussion down.

The goal is to make it socially painful to express a non-approved idea; some of the Trump supporters are trying to do just this, to make it socially painful to express an anti-trump sentiment here, by pouring abuse on whoever speaks one, thus making him keep silent, as well as any other people who witness it.

Well, it worked too well, to the point where I discovered I was saying things ON TWITTER I was too dissuaded to say ON MY OWN FUCKING BLOG.

Then one day I woke up and said "WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT?" and like that, I decided I would force the migration in the other direction.

Spirited debate is fine; so is supporting Trump. I half support him myself. (You might not know that, because I keep trump commentary to twitter, because i've learned I cant' talk about trump on my own blog.)

But this idea that we are going to BULLY AND HECTOR PEOPLE INTO SILENCE is not a form of debate; it is the fascist's idea of stifling debate.

It will no longer be tolerated. And I don't just mean the Trump people (though they were the straw that broke this camel's back); I mean the trump-baiters, too.

Anyone who takes someething to a personal place that doesn't need to be in a personal place.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (dciA+)

586 530 Imma go out on a limb and say a hotdog is a sammidge.

There. I said it.
Posted by: eleven
-----------------------
As long as you don't put ketchup on it, I don't care what you call it.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (u+PLX)

587 Everyone please remember to buy a lace wig before your banning.

Thank you.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (wHAYQ)

588 Free Speech = Free Minds

The tree of liberty must be watered.........

Ace = Tyrant

Posted by: Your Creepy Uncle at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (sMw+z)

589 People bashing on Trump supporters as being guilty of this are, I believe, in error. As a non-Trump supporter, I think it's pretty clear that most of the unprovoked ad hominem hate, including from AoS regulars like CCWC, comes from the anti-Trump crowd. I haven't done any actual quantitative analysis, but that's my qualitative take.

Posted by: gm at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (K0tm3)

590 Anyone else notice most of the folks complaining don't look like regulars?

There are two explanations for that.

Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (FcR7P)

591 Ace's House...Ace's Rules.

Swing the Banhammer like it's nobody's business, Ace!

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (4CIkV)

592 @501 Yep. Discussion isn't dueling.
Reminds me of Dr. Samuel Johnson, who, as they said, "talked for victory". Oth, wasn't dueling still legal in his lifetime? Idk. My point being that up to a very distant point we discuss to convince, not to kill.
Jihadi John in the house?

Posted by: Viktor P. Hensile at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (qe3Ih)

593 Thank you, Ace. I actually don't get the _____ is dead joke either, although I take it was based on one time when a celebrity was once announced as deceased in error. Now with this joke, I'm never sure who is still in the land of the living and who is not.

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (27veP)

594
you fucking neo-puritans
Posted by: dr kill




Thank you for your contribution to the conversation.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (kdS6q)

595 A little off topic but I have a Doctor Who question. Who is The Master?

Posted by: CozMark at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM

Roger Delgado.

Posted by: otho at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (d8udV)

596 Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (wHAYQ)


Imma gonna let you finish.

Posted by: Machines For Sale at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (Dwehj)

597 Yeah, like that's the reason your dog hated peanut butter.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (xInes)

598
And . . . I was told by a female commenter, that Ace, and any man for that matter, is like a linoleum floor, . . . If laid correctly, you can walk on it for years.

Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (u49WF)

599 But no, I must resist going back into the manuscript to fix it... must resist....

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:45 PM (3UF/W)


Opposed to making edits to a published work? Or afraid you won't stop? X D

Posted by: ConservativeMonster Unbarreled at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (0NdlF)

600 So, when are the Banhammer t-shirts gonna be available?

Posted by: #TwoWeeks at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (bUmSq)

601 I just want to say I support the new banning policy, and I'm not just posting this to see if I'm already banned, since I washaving troubleposting yesterday.

Posted by: norrin radd, wielder of the power cosmic at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (YWZ2w)

602 Gabe's truck is awesome...

it's like the Titanic, the USS Enterprise, and Apollo's Chariot all had a baby....

"how 'bout them Reds?"

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (BXOyX)

603 Verlander lost the no-no in the 9th

Posted by: tu3031 at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (EDYaR)

604 Ace = Tyrant

Posted by: Your Creepy Uncle



I find your ideas intriguing and would like to read your manifesto.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (rwI+c)

605 Thank you, Ace. I gave up commenting a month or so ago because of this very issue--I mean, I haven't opened the comments because they were so appalingly nasty and personal. The reason I started commenting here was it was lively and clever and funny as balls, and it stopped being that a while ago. So, bravo.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (MYPM9)

606 Tammy, so glad to see you check in from time to time!
*hugs*

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (27veP)

607 Imma gonna let you finish.


Posted by: Machines For Sale


The award should go to a REAL artist.

Posted by: Kitteh Filter Machines at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (rHXGG)

608 Are puns still allowed?



I'm asking for a fiend.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (NeFrd)

609 think you should change your commenting system to Disqus.com. Easier to manage, easier to call out people, and as they say, real names be proof.

in a free speech society, I detest banning. I would hate the world to become Little Green Footballs. (Ha)

Posted by: pointsnfigures at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (LnE5F)

610 Honestly, I really do have to go to work tomorrow. Early.
Have a great night 'rons 'n' 'ronettes wher'er y'be!
Num 6,24-6.

Posted by: Viktor P. Hensile at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (qe3Ih)

611 Now with this joke, I'm never sure who is still in the land of the living and who is not.

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 09:52 PM (27veP)


Does it matter?

Posted by: The Ghostly Morons Watching You Fap at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (0NdlF)

612 Fi, afraid I won't stop. Much like potato chips.

One little tweak leads to another and before one knows it, a brand new book.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (3UF/W)

613 Not banned, woo-hoo! Though I still carry my 5-year-old LGF ban like a badge of honor.

Posted by: norrin radd, wielder of the power cosmic at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (YWZ2w)

614 Verlander losrs it....first batter in the 9th.

Oh well....he still had had sex with Kate Upton....so I can't feel all that bad for him

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (/HC6x)

615 should we post "TRIGGER WARNING" first?

Posted by: pointsnfigures at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (LnE5F)

616 test

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (iQIUe)

617 538: Thanks for clearing that up. This should be interesting.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (ucDmr)

618 >>>h of retarded "fuck u douchebag u suck balls"| kind of crap they need to go.. I guess I just disagree with framing it like conservatives can't handle an angry/abusive comment on a website. I suppose I don't have an emotional investment in the comment community so my feelings have never been hurt..

people don't go to websites for abuse; they go to have fun and enjoy themselves.

The trolls are thwaring the whole point of hte blog, and frankly the whole point of my business.

it's like stinking bums laying on the floor of my store.

And then those stinking, crap-pantsed bumbs saying, "it's our right to befoul your store; we have the right to stink the place up and drive out customers."


Well, actually: No. No you don't have that right.

Not yet you don't, anyway. We'll see what Anthony Kennedy decides next year.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (dciA+)

619 I won't be silenced ! - Jorge Ramos

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 26, 2015 09:55 PM (dULJN)

620 What about comparing Trump to Hitler and Trump supporters to Nazis? Bannable?

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 09:51 PM (vsbNu)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If there was actually a comparison rather than just saying it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (NaeCR)

621 "So what's her name?"


Mexican food. Although, we do have a few Mexican hotties at the office building.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (LOGkc)

622 If the shoe fits, you must acquit.

Posted by: dr kill at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (msVAP)

623 I apologize to all I may have offended.

You bunch of homos.

Posted by: Zombie William F. Buckley at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (5YOwm)

624 320
The next person using the term "I'd hit it" is banned for life.
Posted by: Ban Hammer at August 26, 2015 09:25 PM (OiFtZ)


That would eliminate pretty much all of the male morons here.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

625 If we convert to disgust I will never comment again. That UI is a piece of shit.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (rwI+c)

626 There are banning policies and there are wig policies.

The only good wig is a lace wig. That's our policy.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 09:56 PM (wHAYQ)

627 @600

#InTwoWeeks

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (/HC6x)

628 But since World War I is a glaring goof on my part, will probably have to fix it. As opposed to tweaking a sentence or carrying out a pogrom against a whole un-offending paragraph.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (3UF/W)

629 >>>hank you, Ace. I gave up commenting a month or so ago because of this very issue--I mean, I haven't opened the comments because they were so appalingly nasty and personal. The reason I started commenting here was it was lively and clever and funny as balls, and it stopped being that a while ago. So, bravo.

and yet the trolls despoiling the place will still insist this is YOUR problem, and their right to pour abuse on you is more important than your right to come to a website without being abused.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (dciA+)

630 "I won't be silenced ! - Jorge Ramos"


Sit down. Shut up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (LOGkc)

631 Am I banned yet?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (x3GpS)

632 531,

Unlike Jeb, I prefer Chinese.

Eat one and you are hungry for more in about an hour.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (f7eH8)

633 And . . . I was told by a female commenter, that Ace, and any man for
that matter, is like a linoleum floor, . . . If laid correctly, you can
walk on it for years.
>>>

And with current divorce laws can turn into a entire free house.

Posted by: Willy J at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (9ET6q)

634 "I am tired of being afraid to speak my piece on my own website for fear
of the drive-by assholes attacking me out of the blue."

I read that as spank my niece and thought wtf?

Then I thought, forget about it, it's Ace's blog.

Posted by: gebrauschund at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (N4n2h)

635 Might I suggest expanding the policy so as to ban people who misgender other commenters? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (zvpUy)

636 Is it so hard understand the difference between deliberately being an asshole and just going too far sometimes?

We all know it when we see it. In what dimension is it every American's responsibility to tolerate it - in their own house?

It's actually quite normal to not want to limit the ability of assholes to practice their assholery.

Posted by: CJ at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (feOPk)

637 601 I just want to say I support the new banning policy, and I'm not just posting this to see if I'm already banned, since I washaving troubleposting yesterday.
Posted by: norrin radd, wielder of the power cosmic at August 26, 2015 09:53 PM (YWZ2w)

If double posting were bankable offenses......oh he'll never mind

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:58 PM (vM+YG)

638 I saw FU Douchebag open up for the Suckballs at the Astrodome in '82.

Posted by: Wayne's Worm at August 26, 2015 09:58 PM (bUmSq)

639 All hot 'ettes and all Japanese babes are now notified that my home is a safe zone during the times the commenting here gets too intense.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 26, 2015 09:58 PM (MQEz6)

640 Well, at Hot Burning Flatus, there's a piece that Trumpus Maximus has agreed to support the nominee privately to the GOP. Second Megyn's ratings are gangbusters, pulling another top show in the demo last night.

Methinks this feud is good for the both of them.

Megyn is going to get little digs in at Trumpus Maximus all along. Last night, she made some crack about giving her husband a Trump tie. Tonight, Jorge and his butt stuff. Ann Coulter was on and said the only thing she disagrees with Trumpus about is his attacks on "you, Megyn".

The cynic in me is wondering just how real this little feud is, now.

Posted by: Goldman-Sachs at August 26, 2015 09:58 PM (dvuhZ)

641 Bannable

Not bankable

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 09:58 PM (vM+YG)

642 @Grump928(C)

The truth needs no manifesto.....It just is.

Posted by: Your Creepy Uncle at August 26, 2015 09:58 PM (sMw+z)

643 "And I will ban those assholes who are incapable of behaving like elevated, educated, thinking people."

But the rest of us assholes can stay, right? Just those assholes who give assholes a bad name get the ban, right?

Posted by: JSchuler at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (6i4P9)

644 As opposed to tweaking a sentence or carrying out a pogrom against a whole un-offending paragraph.


Grammar Nazi.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (0NdlF)

645 OT Shanghai index up 2% Friday morning.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (ktt8p)

646 Crap pants

I thought pants were optional

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (zOTsN)

647 I'm asking for a fiend.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (NeFrd)

--
Fiends, morons, crankymen...

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (cbfNE)

648 Hey logprof, I thought I had a brilliant idea this morning.

Put the AoS Amazon link for my book in the URL box, to cut down the spamming. As soon as I tried to post with that modification, Pixy informed me that 'amazon.com was banned.'

Go figure.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (3UF/W)

649 I'm so glad I was a kid during the days when fun was allowed. I'm looking at you, 1968 to 1985. whoooweee. Don't have any fun, life is way too serious and shit now.

Posted by: dr kill at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (msVAP)

650 I also think the trolls are victims of the Dunning Koenig effect, and *think* their deployment of low-level, crude, ignorant abuse is actually quite "witty," so they really think a ban of them will "hurt the site."

Well... no, your input is of such a low quality that, combined with the insult, it has a negative value, not even a low positive value; banning you would increase the value of the site.

Sorry, gotta be honest. The various angry ranters don't seem to understand that we've heard it all before, and from more intelligent angry ranters, too.

this low level animal grunting is just not speech that will be missed.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (dciA+)

651 Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at August 26, 2015 09:36 PM (UpGcq)

It isn't a lot of work if your criteria are keep it short and quality. You can spot a trash post pretty quickly and the underlying policy discourages noisemakers.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (MxONJ)

652 The truth needs no manifesto.....It just is.

But who will tell it after you're gone?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (rwI+c)

653 "Does anyone have an idea what recent threads have Ace honked off at incivility?"

You don't have to look far back. Day or so. Easy research.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 09:31 PM

Well thanks for the specificity Ricardo.

I do read a lot here, some daythreads and the ONT usually. Simply can't recall anything lately that was exceptionally obnoxious.

Maybe it's just that Ace really read some threads that were bad. No one can read them all and if he stumbled across a bad one I can understand why it might have set him off.

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (o/90i)

654 Now listen, you queer, call me a crypto-Nazi again and I'll sock you in your goddam face, and you'll stay plastered.

Posted by: Zombie William F. Buckley at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (5YOwm)

655 628 But since World War I is a glaring goof on my part, will probably have to fix it. As opposed to tweaking a sentence or carrying out a pogrom against a whole un-offending paragraph.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:57 PM (3UF/W)

--I changed the description of my novella, a relatively minor tweak. You should make your change and nip it in the bud; most of your future readers will then see the proper reading. Write it off as a free crowdsourcing proofreading. Hell, I'm waiting for the darts to fly my way soon enough.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (vsbNu)

656 645 Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (ktt8p)

China's sin is they are unlike the US who decided to debauch itself the last 20 years...perpetual in their economic hedonism.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (BXOyX)

657 bonk bonk on tha _____

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (GdFQh)

658 The only good Rubio supporter is a dead Rubio supporter.

Or one wearing a stylish lace wig.

Buy lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (wHAYQ)

659 Wait, Buzzion's dead?

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (EMtSF)

660 Just thought I'd pop in and say hi.

Hi! :-)

Posted by: Joethefatman at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (kHJ3a)

661 We can still abuse ourselves, right?

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (YyDyh)

662 OT Shanghai index up 2% Friday morning.

Yes. I made a fortune five minutes after the gong sounded.

Posted by: Mr. Foo Foo at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (Dwehj)

663 I don't get the Little Green Footballs comparisons here. I was banned there when CJ cracked down on dissidents in a manor reminiscent of Genghis Khan -- and wore that banning as a badge of honor. He didn't give a shit about civil discourse, he just didn't want to anyone to see facts that contradicted his narrative. Whole topics were marked out-of-bounds. Today, he would probably be banning anyone who mentioned there were Top Secret emails on Hillary!'s wiped bathroom server. Ace won't do that. You could say The Donald is a Democrat and a Clinton plant, and ace wouldn't touch a hair on yo . . . aaaaargh!

Posted by: starboardhelm at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (hOtJL)

664 So I wasn't here when the famous I Am Not Your Secret Racist Friend post was fresh, I looked it up for a reason I no longer remember. Was there like a huge exodus and/or spate of bannings afterward, or did just saying it arguing it mostly get the job done?

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (7pbQd)

665 it's like stinking bums laying on the floor of my store.

That hit me funneh...

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (MDgS8)

666 Or, that is, "It's actually quite normal to want to limit the ability of assholes to practice their assholery"

Posted by: CJ at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (feOPk)

667 So, is the hot dog a sandwich or not? Discuss.

Only if it has ketchup on it...

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (KCxzN)

668 @Grump928(C)

Who says I'm going anywhere?

Posted by: Your Creepy Uncle at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (sMw+z)

669 Shanghai index up 2% Friday morning.

*shakes watch*

Posted by: Doc Brown at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (9uNcI)

670

Posted by: pointsnfigures at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (LnE5F)

Then we couldn't sock, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (in4mh)

671 >>>>Who is The Master?<<<<<

Roger Delgado.

The rest are just posers.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (tEDMc)

672 Ace takes pictures of rusty hinges? Who knew?!

Posted by: Supertanker McLizardcycle at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (QoA8Q)

673 ....the Dunning Koenig effect

Shit. Now I gotta go look THAT up...

Posted by: tu3031 at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (EDYaR)

674 While we're on the topic, there's something going on with this baling wire and bubblegum software setup that has left some folks unintentionally unable to comment.

I emailed back and forth with BackwardsBoy pretty much all day Sunday trying to get him back among the living. Maet's worked with him too and we're both at a loss as to why he can't comment. But he's not banned.

If you're unable to comment and haven't been explicitly told you were banned, follow the steps here: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/335281.php

Posted by: Andy at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (1WvLy)

675 648 Hey logprof, I thought I had a brilliant idea this morning.

Put the AoS Amazon link for my book in the URL box, to cut down the spamming. As soon as I tried to post with that modification, Pixy informed me that 'amazon.com was banned.'

Go figure.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (3UF/W)

--Yeah, I tried that yesterday. Ugh. Tinyurl would not work either.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (vsbNu)

676 >>>o I wasn't here when the famous I Am Not Your Secret Racist Friend post was fresh, I looked it up for a reason I no longer remember. Was there like a huge exodus and/or spate of bannings afterward, or did just saying it arguing it mostly get the job done?


there were only a couple; most either self-deported or at least kept their Racist Outbursts to the privacy of their own basements.


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (dciA+)

677 558
Just so I'm clear, I'm still going to get fucked, right?




Posted by: The Chicken

---------

Ummm, pretty much, yeah.

And you won't BELIEVE what happens next!

Posted by: Col Sanders, Chicken Plucker at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (xj/Iq)

678 Wait, Buzzion's dead?
Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (EMtSF)


He really shouldn't have poured BBQ sauce on himself in the Ravage cage.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (0NdlF)

679 More Rights for Assholes

Huzzah!

Posted by: Barking Spider Society at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (DL2i+)

680
Ace banned me months ago and I seriously considered taking action.

Posted by: Vester Flanagan at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (OiFtZ)

681 Would generally referring to all the commenters here as "a bunch of retards" be out of bounds?

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (5YOwm)

682 Who says I'm going anywhere?


My bad. I just assumed you were going out in a blaze of glory. Please, continue your whining.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (rwI+c)

683 it's dunning krueger

or something

i'm tired


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (dciA+)

684 Speaking of the Football We All Left Behind, nobody remembers the Iron Fist Rule.

That would prevent some bannings, pretty sure.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (bLnSU)

685 >> the Dunning Koenig effect

Dunning-Kruger?

Posted by: Andy at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (1WvLy)

686 Well, if you're looking for a trigger warning,
the book thread usually has a trigger warning, something about men wearing tutu's and pants aren't allowed. Oh, and books, something about reading them for realz. And using comma's, I think.

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (xVgrA)

687 Quit shaking that watch. It's only up 1.5% now.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (ktt8p)

688 --Yeah, I tried that yesterday. Ugh. Tinyurl would not work either.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (vsbNu)


Link to your own blogpost plugging your booklist?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (0NdlF)

689

As soon as people start the name calling, they've really lost the argument or anyone even listening much.

When 200 comments fly by and half are crap, what's the point? Sure wish I could type faster.

Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (u49WF)

690 I'm never sure who is still in the land of the living and who is not."

Check your local voter rolls.

Easiest and fastest way.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (VPLuQ)

691 647 I'm asking for a fiend.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August

You've got a fiend.
Can we still be fiends?
The fiend hits keep coming

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (vM+YG)

692 Eromero @ 555-
Ohfug, I forgot the handful of grated hoop (rat) cheese tossed in the pot at the end of soup cycle. Makes all the difference for those with bowel 'distress'. YKWIM.

Posted by: Eromero at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (go5uR)

693 I respectfully find statements like "I am tired of being afraid to speak my piece on my own website for fear of the drive-by assholes attacking me out of the blue" to be a bit exaggerated and melodramatic, almost akin to statements given my college administrators about speakers creating an environment where students "don't feel safe".

But that is only my opinion, so please don't ban me for it. I am willing to change it in order to fit in with the cooler, trendier kids.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (Xrc54)

694 Wait, Buzzion's dead?


Cold as a poppinjay.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (MDgS8)

695 Now good kind Sirrah, can you please leave a review??

Done gladly. Under my actual name even! (Thinking of getting your anthology volume too now...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (m9V0o)

696 I like this better than the threat to make everyone register a few years ago. People have been a little over the top lately but I didn't realize that Ace was getting that much flack talking about the Trump.
I'm probably not here nearly as much as I feel like I am although I feel more like I do now than before.

Heh.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (qFW3b)

697 Hey everybody, what I miss?

[reads Ace's post]

[reads comments to said post]

[looks around sheepishly]

Well then, I guess there's really only one thing left to say about your new banning policy:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.


Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (gabD4)

698 logprof, greetings from La Frontera!

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (wHJ0y)

699
I know for many low-functioning individuals, simply attacking people for something you disagree with is
a political argument; some low-thinking, low-character people have
never actually had a real discussion, and actually are so ignorant as to
think a personal ad hominem, dropped on a stranger out of the blue, is
an "argument."


Well, I don't have time to educate you; your daddy should have done that. Take it up with his wayward ignorant ass.


You're making me cry from sudden self-awareness, Ace.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (47csT)

700 Ramos was just on Kellys show and wouldn't even STFU

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (dULJN)

701 *think* their deployment of low-level, crude, ignorant abuse is actually quite "witty,"

Sacred honor compels me to admit that I thought syphilated sack of sheep shit was hilarious and quite worthy of this smart mil blog.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (in4mh)

702 687 Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 10:03 PM (ktt8p)

They have to execute the honest brokers faster than the birth/training rate....

Looks like Mr. Wu's triggger finger is getting sprained...

"Non paw-risy spouting c*ck-sucka now stay dead Emperor Swaijin!"

//Mr. Wu and his pigs

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (BXOyX)

703 You're all losers.

Posted by: Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (5YOwm)

704 . . . . .

Posted by: Your Creepy Uncle at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (sMw+z)

705 Wait, Buzzion's dead?
Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:00 PM (EMtSF)


Seems to be intermittent. Strangest damn thing.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (JvPqF)

706 >>>But that is only my opinion, so please don't ban me for it. I am willing to change it in order to fit in with the cooler, trendier kids.

your class-based resentment, which you mistake for "politics," just never gets old.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (dciA+)

707 Nope Fi.

If I put this link - http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO - in the URL box, Pixy kicks it back as 'banned'

Guess a security protocol from one of the times someone broke the blog.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (3UF/W)

708 So would this be the wrong time to ask if anyone else has to wait 3 days for the page to load? I am half tempted to spit on my hands, raise a black flag and start.....well you know.

Posted by: Molly k at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (zS+qK)

709 Ace banned me months ago and I seriously considered taking action.
Posted by: Vester Flanagan at August 26, 2015

Too soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (vM+YG)

710 Say.....about those areola's

Posted by: Bosk at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (vvt1z)

711 Some of us have been banned from using carriage returns.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 09:49 PM (NaeCR)

Yeah, I have NO idea why the format went in that direction...Apologies all...

Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (xj/Iq)

712 It's still to say your candidate has the same chance as s Donut surviving an encounter with Bartolo Colone.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (/HC6x)

713 Testing.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (0NdlF)

714 "Only if it has ketchup on it..."


Oh, now he's gone and done it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (LOGkc)

715 GM,

Agreed.



Why are we not laughing all the way here? It's like we're getting pissed that the wreaking ball for the gope has finally arrived!!!


I must admit to being confused.


After the trump/kelly dust up, it seemed like trump was getting soft hit by select shows. I think what he did was very calculated.


But ace's conclusion from this, was allahpundit's ultimate conclusion (although AP gave more cred to the "calculated" theory - he appears to be coming around on trump like ace is)


Which is that neither side benefits from all out war. I think trump was signaling that he noticed what they were doing and wasn't happy.


What really really bothers me was how ailes was pro-trump and then word came out to take trump out and now detante. I have no illusions of press bias, but to actually structure coverage like that, in meetings, designating x person to be protrump and y person to be antitrump is very wrong and scary imho.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (VMZsK)

716 Seems to be intermittent. Strangest damn thing.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (JvPqF)


He should try a static IP.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (EMtSF)

717 Teh Headquarters was always lively

But never nasty or obscene

Behind the Blog was Ace the Ewok

He always kept things nice and clean

Posted by: The Horde, Singing at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (NqQAS)

718 688 --Yeah, I tried that yesterday. Ugh. Tinyurl would not work either.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:02 PM (vsbNu)

Link to your own blogpost plugging your booklist?
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:04 PM (0NdlF)

--No, just the link to my one book, with the AoSHQ click-through included. Thought it would be handy.



P.S. Buy my book.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (vsbNu)

719 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.


Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (gabD4)


Aloha to you, too. (Looks around nervously for Cthulhu)

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (JvPqF)

720 Assholery is something adults sometimes do in private with really good friends, in addition to other forms of holery. Now, we're not saying you can't like holery, just that you like it at home. With the lights off.

Posted by: Intolerant Holerphobe at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (bUmSq)

721 >>the Iron Fist Rule.

Boy, that takes me back. Thank you. I was young again for just a moment.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (qFW3b)

722 So....now is the time to relitigate the Civil War?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (/HC6x)

723 Ace, your blog, your rules.

I hope the banhammer is applied fairly.

I hope the change doesn't take the fun out of the blog.

Posted by: Agent J at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (ueOgE)

724 Now the question is; how nasty is to be considered ad hominem?

Obscene names; sure
political invective; maybe
non-obscene cutsey stuff; maybe not?

It's all fun and games until someone's mother gets an unfriendly label.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (x3GpS)

725 @AnnaP,

Your old blog passed muster. Was meaning you add a blogpost for your book, and link in your nic to your own blog.

Indirect, but at least convenient.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (0NdlF)

726 Uh Brother Cavil, I admit there are some good stories in that anthology. But others, well a black hole is a better place for them. *shudder* Why did I publish them??

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (3UF/W)

727 "Too soon"

Yeah, not funny.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (LOGkc)

728 Spongebobsaget

It's THURSDAY morning in Shanghai.
I am not abiding you..

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (wHJ0y)

729 P.S. Buy my book.

Link?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (rHXGG)

730 Chavez! Mindy! Vendette! Sven!



I was starting to get skeert with nothing but a dirty Irish hoor to buffer me against all these strangers here.







Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (in4mh)



Oh dear.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (TEpA2)

731 >>>681 Would generally referring to all the commenters here as "a bunch of retards" be out of bounds?


No.

Posted by: Guy who always makes stupid Waldo comments at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (GdFQh)

732 I'd love to hear how many people get banned when most of the carnage has occurred.

Posted by: John F Not Kerry (@jfd1965onTwitter) at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (7EATr)

733 So... can the BCoS be mentioned on the blog, or is that a ban hammer offense?

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (4CIkV)

734 *sniffs the air cautiously*


Is it before or after you get banned that you smell ozone? I can never remember.......

Posted by: pookysgirl can almost run at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (IJeUX)

735 Good for you, Ace! I have always held the opinion that it is YOUR house and people need to conduct themselves accordingly. shmooshes!!!!

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (EgOr3)

736 TexasJew, you back in EP?

We need to reconnect!

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (vsbNu)

737 Aloha to you, too. (Looks around nervously for Cthulhu)

He may be lurking right now, but he's usually here for the ONT.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (YJmuy)

738 Abusing, not abiding..

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (wHJ0y)

739 How did Ramos fare on Kelly's show?

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (zOTsN)

740 Wipe these assholes clean!

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (mQoUp)

741
I think the only time I ever used direct attacks at someone's character was when their Iron Cross 3rd class peeked out from their man-bras. And even when I use colorful language, it's always in context with a counter-argument.

And I love you Ace!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (St6BJ)

742 P.S. Buy my book.


Might it be described as a manifesto?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (rwI+c)

743 Isn't my right to say whatever assholish thing my fevered mind can come up with enshrined in the Constitution or something?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (NeFrd)

744 661 We can still abuse ourselves, right?
Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (YyDyh)

It is my considered opinion that you cannot abuse the willing. I applaud your courage in broaching such an intriguing query, and I bid you good day, sir.

Posted by: rebel flounder at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (Vf5rR)

745 --No, just the link to my one book, with the AoSHQ click-through included. Thought it would be handy.

P.S. Buy my book.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:07 PM (vsbNu)


Meant that as a suggestion, not a question. Sorry for the confusion.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (0NdlF)

746 Peaches!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (jR7Wy)

747 Well I'm not ass kissing but I did name my puppy after Ace ' s blog. Cause he's furry. And he's smart. And he's got a mouth.

Posted by: small town girl no longer banned! at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (gECZB)

748 Long time lurker, occasional commenter here.

This new policy will be interesting in its enforcement. The trick is gonna be seperating the purely personal attack ("you're a poopyhead") from the rebuttal targeting motive ("your position on X is disingenuous, because you are really supporting Y").

Not all people argue from a logical position. Sure, it may seem that way on the surface, but they argue from the heart in most cases, from the ideology. So anyone, even Ace, can think he's commenting from logic, but really its just his own bias, or POV, or emotional reaction.

The Left does this all the time - they wrap their self-worth in their politics, or ideology, and when it's challenged, IN ANY WAY, and they can't rebut it, they lose their mind and start personal attacks because even though their politics or "logical" position was attacked, they take it as a personal attack on the core of their being because the political is personal for them. There is no separation.

They take a position, usually not well thought out and then believe it makes them a "good" person, or smart, or caring. Then someone comes along and blows it out of the water with a well-done rebuttal. The type that leaves ya speechless. And it HURTS because it hits ya where you live. How many people can say "wow, you're right, I need to reconsider my stance" when hit with that? Are you that mature?

You can imagine this in any abortion thread, or religion thread. Ace makes some comment about no need for God for morality, and a bunch of people chime in with really good rebuttals, and Ace gets pissed off because it hits him where he lives. Or to be fair, vice versa.

I've seen that played out in some of the comments recently - if person A says something about person B's position, or motives, and Person B LOSES. THEIR. SHIAT. In one post. Well, it looks like a bull's eye, doesn't it?

Case in point, when running through the comments on a recent Trump/Kelly thread after work, someone made a slick, quick sarcastic LOL comment about Ace white-knighting for Kelly, and in ONE post, Ace lost his shit. I mean, personal insults, fuck you, go to hell, the whole she-bang-a-bang, like a bi-polar swing. Now if Ace had said nothing', I'd'a thought nothin'. But the fact that it only took one post to get that response tells me, as a trained lawyer, that that commenter hit the nail on the head, as you always catch the most flak when you are over the target. It reminded me of being in 6th grade, where a boy ran to help a girl he liked, and the kids yelled "Timmy loves Julie, Timmy loves Julie!", and Timmy throws a fit and says "I do NOT!". Because Timmy got hit where he lived.

That comment in question wasn't very insulting, just comically direct, and he lost his cool. He who loses control, loses, and that tells me as much about Ace as it does his trolls.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (zBwYh)

749 730 P.S. Buy my book.

Link?
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (rHXGG)

--All right, just once, and Ace gets a cut:

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014EKK5CO

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (vsbNu)

750 "Looks like Mr. Wu's triggger finger is getting sprained..."


Cocksucka!

Posted by: Wu at August 26, 2015 10:10 PM (LOGkc)

751 Is it before or after you get banned that you smell ozone? I can never remember.......

The ozone is after. Before is when you're hair starts to stand up.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (rwI+c)

752 or your

either or

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (rwI+c)

753 Ace, may we insult someone in French?

Because insults in French just have that panache

Posted by: kbdabear at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (VrqE6)

754 I'll bet for every detractor there's 19 people who've been waiting for this moment

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 09:24 PM (LAliD)

How about those of us that are completely ambivalent? It's not like this movie hasn't been seen before. RE the last time Ace was considering registration.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (gq0eJ)

755 in a free speech society, I detest banning. I would hate the world to become Little Green Footballs. (Ha)

Posted by: pointsnfigures at August 26, 2015 09:54 PM (LnE5F)

Yeah, but that is becoming the problem in the real world. Unpopular opinions being shouted down and the speaker of such harassed.
Browbeating and verbal intimidation are used to squelch political speech. It is not political speech, it is one step short of violence.

There shouldn't be a limit on speech, yet civil society demands one. A civil person self-regulates.

Shit, I sounded like a HotAir nag.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (kKHcp)

756 I have a confession to make: I mostly stopped reading comments here a few years ago. Not because I was afraid of being called an asshole or anything like that, but because the comments are TOO GOOD.

Yeah...I actually had to stop going to the comments section here because a 5-10 minute stop to read a couple blog posts would turn into 2 hours of reading comments.

Posted by: ericinva at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (ChGIS)

757 It's THURSDAY morning in Shanghai.

Eff you. Do you expect an old retired senile fuck to remember what day of the week it is on the other side of the God damned planet it is?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (ktt8p)

758 Teh Headquarters was always lively

But never nasty or obscene



?????

I have twice been warned over obscenity, and I am hardly alone.

We have had epic, pinch-faced scolds over obscenity.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (in4mh)

759 I understand why people are skeptical of Trump. the problem is, for as good as the others are.......this moment in time.....they are no match for a guy who isn't even a real politician.

I read that as a serious problem when taking on Democrats and the Media at the same time. Maybe they will ripen like a Fine Wine and we can all meet int he middle and hold hands.......and sing Joy to the World. But until then.....I'm with Trump.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (dgKBI)

760 And for those who have read Golden Isis, the sequel is in the works. I fear I will be making more references to The Mummy in it. Have already included a mention of Beau Geste. I am having way too much fun and I don't care.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (3UF/W)

761 your class-based resentment, which you mistake for "politics," just never gets old.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:06 PM (dciA+)

***********

The best way to move up in the world is to buy some new fancy shoes and hit the town wearing a stylish lace wig.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (wHAYQ)

762 How did Ramos fare on Kelly's show?

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (zOTsN)
Srsly, that happened? I've been on the road all day, but heard a lot of clips of that little scrote and he lied his lyin' ass off.

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (EgOr3)

763 "Your IP goes Kaboom."

ROFLMAO ... I can easily get a new one.


Go for it, the MUMR script is loaded for hilarity.

Posted by: Barking Spider Society at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (DL2i+)

764

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (rHXGG)



You're getting MARRIED ?!?

Is the wedding in Wisconsin? I wanna come. I won't eat much and I promise not to dance.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (dFi94)

765 logprof, absolutely!
Email me, pot favor..
With
Still babysitting 24 wells up there..
Doing more in Texas with shallow well prospects.
A lot better return..

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (wHJ0y)

766 It seems like we could boil this down to one simple rule...Don't be a dick. Easy and simple to understand.
Posted by: Beer Ninja
-----------------

Objection!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, private dick at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (9mTYi)

767 Ace,

When we do get in a "discussion" with someone, we can still tell them "to go home and get their fucking shinebox" can't we?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (Z7G74)

768 663
I don't get the Little Green Footballs comparisons here. I was banned
there when CJ cracked down on dissidents in a manor reminiscent of
Genghis Khan -- and wore that banning as a badge of honor. He didn't
give a shit about civil discourse, he just didn't want to anyone to see
facts that contradicted his narrative. Whole topics were marked
out-of-bounds. Today, he would probably be banning anyone who mentioned
there were Top Secret emails on Hillary!'s wiped bathroom server. Ace
won't do that. You could say The Donald is a Democrat and a Clinton
plant, and ace wouldn't touch a hair on yo . . . aaaaargh!

Posted by: starboardhelm at August 26, 2015 10:01 PM (hOtJL)


I used to frequent LGF regularly and Charles was a damned sharp cookie...but it seems like, once he cemented his reputation in the Blogsphere he went all David Brooks on everyone.
The downfall and exodus from the site was greater than Moses leading Jews across the desert.
I pop back once in awhile just to read the comments, and at BEST the commenters are on par with KosKiddies (during Bush Years) at worse, they're like Vox commenters that ate Koskiddes with a side order of fried DemUnderground.The kind of vile spiteful shyte you wouldn't find on a KGB blogspot.

Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (xj/Iq)

769 You'd be doing me a favor by banning me ... So I can spend my time making money hand over fist rather than wasting my time pontificating on politic - an exercise in futility if ever there was one.

Posted by: gm at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (K0tm3)

770
It's only a very small percentage of people who insist on being one predictable step over the line of civility that become obnoxious.

Then we all lose.

Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (u49WF)

771 All right, just once, and Ace gets a cut

I like when Ace gets a cut.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (rHXGG)

772 I love it......I'm safe I think. I read and absorb and contribute absolutely nothing ( unless whining about my pathetic home life counts). I will be anxious to not see some familiar names that are no longer here.

Posted by: Molly k at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (zS+qK)

773 Some of us have been banned from using carriage returns.>>>

Wait is this Hertz rental of the 1870s?

Posted by: Willy J at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (9ET6q)

774 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 26, 2015 10:09 PM (St6BJ)

Brown noser.
Or is that wrong?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (vM+YG)

775 Testes testes

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (BO/km)

776 Just read an interesting piece about the 14th Amendment. Author says that it is currently the executive branch that interprets the 14th Amendment to include children of illegal aliens. Everybody born here gets a SS number, including diplomatic children. They have to contact State and tell them not process that, and to exclude their children. Sort of a courtesy!

So Preezy just issues an executive order stopping the practice, requiring, say one parent to be a legal citizen or something, to have an SS issued and whatever else automatically happens.

Now, someone would have to take it to court. Congress could do the same by law, of course, but Preezy could start the process on his on, via EO. This would get the ball rolling.

That Judge Posner actually suggested something like this to force the issue.

But the take away point is has been executive branch policy to accept the anchor baby interpretation of the 14th.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (dvuhZ)

777 Damn, donnie.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (LOGkc)

778 Alpha ace reminds me a bit of trump. Strong hand steering the blog!
do some more trump parody, it's good. No it's fabulous.

Posted by: simplemind at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (BTnAK)

779 Up there in ND, of course.
<$40 oil is not wonderful, as you can guess.

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (wHJ0y)

780 Checking in to see if I have been banned. clicks post

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (NGd+i)

781 Peaches!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (in4mh)

782 Man, you make ONE slightly off-color joke about Ace's mother's pet gerbil and

BANNED FOR LIFE!!!

Posted by: WarEagle82 at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (JNEGu)

783 My only concern is that the real insulting that I saw in the had "Posted by: ace" attached to it. Maybe it was all retaliatory. I don't know, because I didn't notice the posts being responded to.

I notice posts that have Ace's name on them.

If this policy ends both types of comments, I'm fine. As near as I can tell, even though I was on Trump's side of that argument, Ace never called me a faggot -- but he sure did call a lot of people faggots.

If it only ends the ones that don't have Ace's name on it, fine. It's your blog to destroy. I'll move on, just like I've moved on from plenty. My unsolicited advice is simply to be careful, and err on the side of mercy. Beams and motes, you know.

Posted by: Phelps at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (6LSKc)

784 I'm with Trump.





Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (dgKBI)
It's morning in America and he's the one what brought the wake-up call. I am running into SO MANY people, right here in Cacafornia, who LOVE him and plan to vote for him. Gives me a muthafuckin' tingle, it does.

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (EgOr3)

785 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (rHXGG)
-------------

You're getting MARRIED ?!?


Whoa, congrats HR!

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (0NdlF)

786 Nope. In that case; BOOGER!!!!!!

back to work. later morons.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (NGd+i)

787 766 logprof, absolutely!
Email me, pot favor..
With
Still babysitting 24 wells up there..
Doing more in Texas with shallow well prospects.
A lot better return..
Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (wHJ0y)

--Yeah, I have changed e-mail addy so I'll pass that along, plus we're shifting over to Deming, NM. Meanwhile, the littl'un is quite the cutie. . . .

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (vsbNu)

788 Grammie Winger!!!! Was wondering where you've been!

Yup...it's in Indiana...just us and my parents (and his parents via Skype).

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (rHXGG)

789 "Still babysitting 24 wells up there..
Doing more in Texas with shallow well prospects.
A lot better return.."


Where you at, TJ?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (LOGkc)

790 458 Can we get some guidance on how to properly insult Mary Cloggenstein? I don't want to overstep while I'm describing the unkempt condition of her womynparts.
Posted by: Jaws at August 26, 2015 09:39 PM (Rbtz3)

Mary is doing shtick. Much of it is very funny. People who respond to "her" with outrage are even funnier. But of course you know that.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (3GFMN)

791 The corollary to my observation, BTW, was that if the blog owner is calling people cocksuckers and faggots in the comments, then I assumed calling someone a cocksucker or faggot was an acceptable argument here. That might have led to a lot of the escalation.

Posted by: Phelps at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (6LSKc)

792 Peaches! I'd love to send you a bunch of plastic bags.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (TEpA2)

793 Posted by: kari at August 26, 2015 10:13 PM (IW94k)

Work it, kari. Work it good. Looks like you've got the knack.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (JvPqF)

794 Ace,

When we do get in a "discussion" with someone, we can still tell them "to go home and get their fucking shinebox" can't we?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac
**********

Replace shinebox with "lace wig container" and you'll be in the clear on being banned.

Thanks for your question and remember to buy lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (wHAYQ)

795 787 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:08 PM (rHXGG)
-------------

You're getting MARRIED ?!?

Whoa, congrats HR!


---

I feel like I missed someyhing

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (7pbQd)

796 Remember folk, Starflower is a very special sockette also.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (3UF/W)

797 Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM

Danke

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (rHXGG)

798 So, you have a barn full of horsies.

Now, some dipshit opens the door to said barn.

All the horsies run out to gallavant and such.

You angrily shut the door to the barn.

Then you yowl that anyone who dares open the door gets banned.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (k9qR4)

799 spongebobsaget
I bought some Friday morning calls on your recommendation, however.

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (wHJ0y)

800 Posted by: Phelps at August 26, 2015 10:14 PM (6LSKc)

That would be a valid complaint if this were a discussion among equals.

But this is Ace's business. He pays for it. He makes the rules.

If anyone doesn't like the rules, then one can start one's own blog.
(Ouch. Tortured grammar).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (Zu3d9)

801 " plus we're shifting over to Deming, NM. "


You heading to meth-land?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (LOGkc)

802 756
Unpopular opinions being shouted down and the speaker of such harassed.
Browbeating and verbal intimidation are used to squelch political speech. It is not political speech, it is one step short of violence.

There shouldn't be a limit on speech, yet civil society demands one. A civil person self-regulates.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (kKHcp)



That sounds like a reason to bring back duels. If a blog commenter could hunt down and kill another commenter who insulted him, then discourse would become more polite, right?

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (sdi6R)

803 Yup...it's in Indiana...just us and my parents (and his parents via Skype).


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (rHXGG)


Drums fingers...

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (TEpA2)

804 790 Grammie Winger!!!! Was wondering where you've been!

Yup...it's in Indiana...just us and my parents (and his parents via Skype).

---

Congrats, HR!

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (7pbQd)

805 I too remember several incarnations of the banishment drama. I also remember that banning was a seemingly impossible task since the perp would change their email IP, etc.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (mQoUp)

806 Where is Aaron Burr when I need him?!

Posted by: Aceander Hamilton at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (sd5lN)

807 >>>
That comment in question wasn't very insulting, just comically direct, and he lost his cool. He who loses control, loses, and that tells me as much about Ace as it does his trolls.

whatever. I've heard the dumb litany from you-all enough: You're white knighting, you hate women (with Palin), you want to join the cocktail circuit, you really support Jeb...

you have a series of very dull-minded insults you drop on someone personally rather than taking issue with what they actually said. I say "Kelly is a journalist, it's her job to get into Trump's face," you-all come back with "You're just white-knighting for you because you want to get into her pants/you want to Signal Your Value to the Establishment."

Some of you are simply incapable of doing anything but this, and you yourself here seem to think that "You have bad motives for what you're saying" seems to be some kind of very telling argument about the subject at hand.

No, it's just yet another insult, from the same gaggle of low-iq morons who have about six insults they just repeat over and over and over and OVER again.

Shit, half of this shit is stuff you heard from ME.

Why don't you try crafting actual rebuttals to statements instead of deploying your scary-smart list of six personal motive-questioning smears (half of which, again, you stole from me anyway)?

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (dciA+)

808 So I can spend my time making money hand over fist

You simply must buy my new book.

Posted by: Mr. Foo Foo at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (Dwehj)

809 361 Ace owns the place: it is his/her call. Though it might be desirable to allow some to make outrageous statements, we should acknowledge that it doubtless takes a lot of time and effort to make reasoned editorial decisions as to what should be allowed to be published here. Those who make outlandish claims to say whatever they want have no right to make a claim on Ace's time and energy. If those people don't like this decision, they are free to start their own blog.
Posted by: Nomadic100 at August 26, 2015 09:29 PM (l4I1c)

Thank you, you saved me the effort of writing something roughly similar but longer and laden with too many commas.

Posted by: joncelli, in a cynical mood at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (ENczY)

810 Godamn cockstomper. Free speech is for public places. This is not a public spac. It's an LLC. You morons should know the difference and the rules of the 1st Amendment.

Posted by: Bali Zingo at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (JJO5p)

811 Ignite the pigeons and release the fireworks for HR!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (3UF/W)

812 Hey, Tammy!! Hey, Eris!! {dammit, pixy, would it actually KILL you to put a kissy-face thingy on here???}

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (EgOr3)

813 Is it still okay to call Hollywood types douchebags? 'Cause I don't want to live in a world where I can't insult George Clooney and Matt Damon.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

814 Here we go

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (zOTsN)

815 Say you go to a nice restaurant with your family, and pretty soon some foulmouthed lowlifes come in and ruin everyone's meal. Restaurant owner can tell them to get out, or do nothing and many of the other patrons will never come back. Seen it happen. That's what Ace is doing, and it is perfectly reasonable.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (xhv9C)

816 Man, you make ONE slightly off-color joke about Ace's mother's pet gerbil and

BANNED FOR LIFE!!!


For calling Ace's mother a pet gerbil you should be. Talk about over the line.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (YJmuy)

817 Civility for you and me! And dick jokes. Thanks Ace. As someone who mostly lurks and only occasionally comments I am glad you are cracking down on the jerks who think that ad hominem = cogent arguments.

Posted by: tms at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (gQHeD)

818 Yup...it's in Indiana...just us and my parents (and his parents via Skype).


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (rHXGG)



I can Skype too ya know.... jus' sayin' .
..... shuffles off in the walker to find out what the heck Skype is ....


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (dFi94)

819 Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM

Danke!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (rHXGG)

820 saltydonnie,

please take this the right way: Based upon your belief that immediately smearing someone's motives is a form of 'argument," I don't think you're going to last here long, so maybe you should start scouting out another site.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (dciA+)

821 Quit your bitchin' and hit the tip jar, Morons.

Posted by: Fritz at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (KJ2mA)

822 761 And for those who have read Golden Isis, the sequel is in the works. I fear I will be making more references to The Mummy in it. Have already included a mention of Beau Geste. I am having way too much fun and I don't care.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (3UF/W)

--I do not have so much as a sequel as a clean-up in the works. I am trying to pull at least one key story --IMO the best, also the darkest-- from old WP format, and may need to revisit my old HS to pull another from its literary magazine. All that material over several years thrown together probably is not as long as No Lesser Love, but I'd like to get it out there before considering a newxt step.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (vsbNu)

823 Ok, I'll bite. What's the lace wig thing???

Posted by: Firewolf at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (/5kFv)

824 Congrats, HR! May you enjoy many years together!

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (27veP)

825 ______________ with a melon?!

Posted by: Rumple Tweezer at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (QoA8Q)

826 'Cause I don't want to live in a world where I can't insult George Clooney and Matt Damon.

MATT DAMON!

Posted by: MATT DAMON! at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (rHXGG)

827 I was banned from Little Green Footballs too.....back when I was "Jimi."

I got banned from Angry Bear and Capitalist Risk as well. I kept wanting to point out the media corruption, and making predictions on what Obama was really about and what he was going to do. I was correct about all of it....but apparently they just didn't want to hear it. they never had anything to offer anyway.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (dgKBI)

828 Ace just wants everyone to be civil. Why can't you assholes do that?

Posted by: freaked at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (BO/km)

829 logprof..

Deming? I was in Silver City just last weekend.
Spent a half hour trying to find the IHOP in Deming on the way..

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (wHJ0y)

830 Posted by: gm at August 26, 2015 10:12 PM (K0tm3

LOL. Maybe you and I can start a fake argument over Trump, use the phrases "f...ing, suck a d...k and ass*** egregiously and repetitively and going from small letters to ALL CAPS. That way you can go back making money hand over fist and I can just go back to being underemployed but not so loquacious. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (OSs/l)

831 it's just exhausting to ban him every day,

I don't remember if he ever got the MUMR treatment. He uses a new nic and hash everyday but he insists on himself so much it rarely takes more than 2 posts to spot him.

Posted by: DaveA at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (DL2i+)

832 Dear Trumpette fellow Staunch Conservative

I note that you have a somewhat more generous assessment of the candidate's character and trustworthiness than I.

I would never seek to besmirch your good name and incidentally, call down the banhammer on myself, by somehow suggesting that you are fcuking retarded for your lack of judgment and discernment, given the multitude of documented instances where your candidate has taken positions that are, shall we say, somewhat at odds with not only conservative positions, but his own recently stated positions on just about everything.

So shall we just agree to disagree? Let's just refrain from calling anyone any disagreeable names, such as Trump Hater, TDS Sufferer, GOPe Tool, RINO Demon Sheep, or whatever.

Thank you, and kind regards,
HL


Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (laMCB)

833 Ace's house, Ace's rules.
I will say some co-bloggers gave way too much latitude to nasty pieces of work who should have be banned before things got out of control . Due to a somewhat friendly relationship I got banned for telling him where to get off abet temporarily. Yea, it still fries my ass.

With that said I bid you adieu morons. It's been an E Ticket ride. I've got too much shit in my personal life to worry about this crap.

Stay well and keep your powder dry up to a certain point.

Posted by: mpfs,Waiting For The Ambien To Kick In at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (M+tdH)

834 Grammar Winger, nice to see you! I've missed you!

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (27veP)

835 --Yeah, I have changed e-mail addy so I'll pass that along, plus we're
shifting over to Deming, NM. Meanwhile, the littl'un is quite the cutie.
. . .


My condolences. But at least you can get a Fajita Burrito at Burger Time.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (YJmuy)

836 803 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (LOGkc)

Meth is evidently a huge problem here in Montana....

when we were coming in on I-94 there were "Say No the Meth not even once" signs all over...

I was under the impression the slightly addled look was the combination of the descendants of the Seven Dwarves Mining Company breeding with people who breathed in cow exhaust for the last five generations not vitamin "m."

and Ms Radish....

congrats I recall telling you there was someone for everyone.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (BXOyX)

837 Test test test tap tap tap...

Posted by: Yugo Fürst at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (ur9nk)

838 Hey, a great idea. This would be a great night for Ace to do the ONT!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (l3vZN)

839 >>>If this policy ends both types of comments, I'm fine. As near as I can tell, even though I was on Trump's side of that argument, Ace never called me a faggot -- but he sure did call a lot of people faggots.

yes, the people whose idea of an 'argument" was to immediately spring to personal attacks and motives-questioning.

PS, telling someone their motives are corrupt is in fact a personal attack; did you not know that? Saltydonnie didn't; thought we should get that clear from the jump.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (dciA+)

840 It is not okay to accuse ace of having bad motives.

It is okay to remark upon his lack of appreciation for lace wig finery. In fact, it is encouraged.

Buy lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (wHAYQ)

841 Congrats, HR! What a surprise! He better be a good Moron!

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (vsbNu)

842 Damn, donnie.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-----------------

That's it! You have inadvertently reminded me of who it is that Rubio resembles, Dondi:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/nmjqdhp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, private dick at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (9mTYi)

843
:]


Posted by: emoticon test at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (3MNCs)

844 837 "Grammie"

Stupid AutoCucumber.

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (27veP)

845 Ricardo

My new Texas leases are in the shallow Eastern Shelf around San Angelo..

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (wHJ0y)

846 Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM

Ohhh shit. In all seriousness here and no snark intended. I got a buy alert from a reputable financial analyst that I trust. His advice is NOT TO BUY on this false rally that is under way now. There will be at least one more opportunity to buy in or near the mid 1850s on the S&P. Considering the 3% rule you might get a chance to buy around 1800.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (ktt8p)

847 I was banned from Little Green Footballs too.....back when I was "Jimi."

I got banned from Angry Bear and Capitalist Risk as well.



This a variant of the The Bear Hunting Joke, isn't it?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (rwI+c)

848 OMG, grammie winger!!!! {{{{{{}}}}}}

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (EgOr3)

849 803 " plus we're shifting over to Deming, NM. "


You heading to meth-land?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (LOGkc)

--Kinda on the border of Breaking Bad Country and No Country for Old Men.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (vsbNu)

850 Filbert this is me working it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6vinrXWxls
Posted by: kari at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM (IW94k)


Nice url.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (JvPqF)

851 You want a Valium
You'll settle for soft jazz and a glass of wine
You'll get a Peanut Buster Parfait at the DQ
Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 26, 2015 09:22 PM (V+kmg)


::::wags tail::::

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (Z7G74)

852 So I guess expressing an opinion of this new policy would be ban material. This will be interesting going forward.

Posted by: AC at August 26, 2015 09:59 PM (QNcbF)


Really? That's the conclusion you're drawing, and taking the time to post, despite the very clear explanations from Ace as to how the new policy relates to personal abuse at an extreme level out of the blue? Oooookay then.

Posted by: HTL at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (gVyJ+)

853 Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM

Thank you

Sorry, Grammie...but check back on my blog for pictures.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (rHXGG)

854 Just think of assholery like pornography and Ace as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in 1964.


It's hard to describe it but he'll know it when he sees it.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (NeFrd)

855 That sounds like a reason to bring back duels. If a blog commenter could hunt down and kill another commenter who insulted him, then discourse would become more polite, right?
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015

Types
Deletes
Types
Deletes

& walks away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (vM+YG)

856 But I can still call Ace an Ewok, right?

*please don't ban me*

Posted by: chemjeff at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (2XMpf)

857 Buy lace wigs.
Posted by: Lace Wigs
-------------

Bah!
Invest in Donald Trump Halloween masks.

Posted by: Guy who makes Donald Trump Halloween masks at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (9mTYi)

858 It's an awful slippery slope when the ban hammer is aggressively wielded. I've seen many a forum descend into chaos and others slowly fade into insular obscurity as a result. Hopefully it will be used wisely here.

Posted by: Foul Harold at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (D8fDd)

859 Great news for HR! Congrats!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (bLnSU)

860 Frankly, I read this blog because I have a lot of respect not simply for the political leanings here, but because in many cases the writing is excellent.

With that said, I generally only chime in when I find Ace despondent, be it one of his "I'm serious, this time I'm done" posts or one like this. As with most soldiers, he doesn't truthfully need a pat on the back, because he is a warrior. He needs prodding and poking.

I would find it disappointing if he truly no longer wants the well-meant slaps of people who are obviously his fans.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (Xrc54)

861 ace, if you undergo Trump unaversion therapy so as to overcome any qualms you have with Trump, you could avoid 99% of these prpblems, without the need to mull over new banning policies.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (zvpUy)

862 The Marquis of Queensbury rules will be followed at all times. I thank you.

Posted by: Michaleen at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (eOUAk)

863 Is little green assholes even still around?

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (VNgld)

864 Logprof
Congrats on the lil cutie..

Do you live in Deming or just visit?

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (wHJ0y)

865 826 Ok, I'll bite. What's the lace wig thing???
Posted by: Firewolf at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (/5kFv)

--Wow, you new here?

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (vsbNu)

866 hurricane,

that is obviously baiting someone with an insult, and you're officially CAUTIONED.

this makes me laugh -- the anti-trump people who are convinced that trump people are aggressive, nasty idiots, and how do they themselves behavie? Like aggressive, nasty idiots.

But they have this idea that only The Other can violate the rules of civility. It never occurs to them that their own nasty put-downs could be anything other than 'witty."

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (dciA+)

867 If you do not wish to buy a lace wig, it is, of course, your right to behave exactly as Charles Johnson, who also does not enjoy or appreciate lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (wHAYQ)

868 But the take away point is has been executive branch policy to accept the anchor baby interpretation of the 14th.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


I read a pretty compelling argument the other day that really the anchor baby thing is a construct from a single early '80s Supreme's case interpretation of the 14th. This morning I read an interview with Cruz who seemed to back that up and he is quite the lawyer.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (qFW3b)

869 Test.

Posted by: :-) at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (wfI1T)

870 852 Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:21 PM (vsbNu)

I was under the impression Mr. Sugar was cow killing folk near brownsville and migrated temporarily to Lad10077's hometown of Chimichanga Del Norte

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (BXOyX)

871 Totally ghey.

Posted by: Noob at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (OvUux)

872 Is " cockholster" still an acceptable AOS descripter? Or no?

Posted by: GT 5.0 at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (Nk0GK)

873 You wanted Captain Crunch
You'd settle for Hiney Nut Cheerios
You'll get Kaboom.


And you. will. Like. it.

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (/WEWH)

874 I fear I will be making more references to The Mummy in it.

Hoped-for title: Buzzion Is Found.

Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (FcR7P)

875 >>> just get a kick out of how obnoxed he is that the plebes he's always "speaking for" when he criticizes the beltway repubs gross him out so much.


great, more class based resentment, the "politics" of fools.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (dciA+)

876 Because insults in French just have that panache

Posted by: kbdabear at August 26, 2015 10:11 PM (VrqE6)

"Swearing in French is like wiping your ass with silk"

- The Merovingian - (the other one. not the moron.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (x3GpS)

877 logprof, really I was not looking for a sequel to Golden Isis; but as I worked through the edits and rewrite, one presented itself. And with Diana and Catherine, I would be a fool to leave that pair alone for any length of time. They just might get into trouble.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (3UF/W)

878 Frankly, I read this blog because I have a lot of respect not simply
for the political leanings here, but because in many cases the writing
is excellent.


I would buy an e-book of "Ace's Greatest Hits" if he had time to compile/edit one.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (rHXGG)

879
There are many people who would bother to comment, but don't care to partake in Animal House.
A tiny bit of class goes a long way.

This is not a government funded venue - it's like the real world, where respect earns you a lot more than name calling.

Posted by: GBruno at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (u49WF)

880

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 10:20 PM (27veP)


Thank you Mindy. I mostly lurk now, for some of the reasons Ace has alluded to, and some reasons of my own. But when I saw that our dear sweet HR was taking the plunge, I couldn't keep my big yap shut.

I hope it's okay to say big yap.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (dFi94)

881 "when we were coming in on I-94 there were "Say No the Meth not even once" signs all over..."


I understand meth is a problem on Rez's as much as other communities.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (LOGkc)

882 but longer and laden with too many commas.

But, were they Oxford Commas?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (VPLuQ)

883 Heather congrats

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (vM+YG)

884 chemjeff - Do you have any idea how anaerobic sealers/adhesives work. I mean the chemistry, of course.

I've just been willing to accept the fact that they do, but have always been a little puzzled about it.

While we're on the topic, what causes cyanoacrylates to polymerize?

Posted by: Guy who makes Donald Trump Halloween masks at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (9mTYi)

885 I am so happy for you HR.....there were a few times I was a bit worried about you. You did good.

Posted by: Molly k at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (zS+qK)

886 We're still here? Sweet. What did I miss while I was gone?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (GEICT)

887 Buy lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs

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



Bah!

Invest in Donald Trump Halloween masks.
Posted by: Guy who makes Donald Trump Halloween masks at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (9mTYi)

The amount of potential synergy here is off the charts.

Posted by: Armando at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (dcCJA)

888 HURRICANE CAUTIONED! :-)

Posted by: Aceander Hamilton at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (sd5lN)

889 As a lurker in general, it's getting hard to remember what gets you banned at different boards. At RedState it's disagreeing with pro-establishment mods. At Hot Air it's... I don't know what. Over here it's being a douchebag.

I feel like I'm drowning in High Standards of Moral Conduct over here.

Posted by: The Ban Nail at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (Jvipc)

890 Peaches! Mpfs! Morons and ' Ettes are just coming out of the woodwork!

Posted by: Mindy is transitioning to Emmie at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (27veP)

891 *removes Trump mask*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (9mTYi)

892 867 Logprof
Congrats on the lil cutie..

Do you live in Deming or just visit?
Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (wHJ0y)

--Wifey has a job lined up there. Trying to follow suit but we may have to be split for a bit.

P.S. Beware I have heard there are hellaceous speed traps around Deming.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (vsbNu)

893 Well, this makes me more likely to comment. I like the idea of the conversation without rampant unnecessary nastiness.

Posted by: CanadianLuke at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (qM2Bn)

894 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:25 PM (dciA+)

I think I understand all of the rules, but I assume that we can still talk shit about the Jooos?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (Zu3d9)

895 Not to go all O/T, and shit, but...

Trump has just said he will forgo a third party run.

Zippy has it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (VPLuQ)

896 well discus is carp, as it has been demonstrated on Breitbart, Daily Caller, and half a dozen blogs that come to mind, it's a troll growth medium like radiation was to Andromeda,

Posted by: admiral marcus at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (0u/CC)

897 Is have to say, nice to see old familiar names

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (zOTsN)

898 I understand meth is a problem on Rez's as much as other communities.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (LOGkc)

......

I grew up on the rez......White as a ghost but just happened to be there. Good thing I have to go to bed or I could write pages.

Posted by: Molly k at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (zS+qK)

899 >>>I would find it disappointing if he truly no longer wants the well-meant slaps of people who are obviously his fans.

do you not understand the difference between "I disagreed with your post; you're just wrong about x because y" and "you are just another polite company conservative, trying to get a spot at the Cool Kids Table"?



Are you not capable of understanding that one seeks to discredit the idea I put forward (perfectly fair), and the other is just the six billionth iteration of the six brain-dead personal insults the dummies regurgitate all fucking day long?

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (dciA+)

900 I sure hope elbow analysis on football game days aren't banned.
Although Mary down in Brattleboro might approve.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (08Znv)

901 >> But this is Ace's business. He pays for it. He makes the rules.

If anyone doesn't like the rules, then one can start one's own blog.
(Ouch. Tortured grammar).
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (Zu3d9)

I've started my own blog, that "threat" is empty to me.

I'm threatening the only thing I can -- that I'll stop reading. I know that the vast majority of readers are lurkers, not commenters, like on every site, and when one says he's going to quit, hundreds or thousands are there not saying it but just doing it.

Again, and even-handed policy will be fine. But there's a real disparity of power here that hasn't been handled well in the last few days.

Posted by: Phelps at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (6LSKc)

902 886 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (LOGkc)

Yup....

everyone here looks either comfortably plump or like the Bruce Lee 2.5% bodyfat lifestyle....

no in between

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (BXOyX)

903 But when I saw that our dear sweet HR was taking the plunge, I couldn't keep my big yap shut.

You can also leave comments on my blog. Which has a comment policy, because I've been reading here too long.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM

Danke!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (rHXGG)

904 >>My only concern is that the real insulting that I saw in the had "Posted by: ace" attached to it. Maybe it was all retaliatory. I don't know, because I didn't notice the posts being responded to.

Maybe you should have.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (OGm46)

905 P.S. Beware I have heard there are hellaceous speed traps around Deming.


Only place I've ever been stopped for 79 in a 75.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (YJmuy)

906 saltydonnie,



please take this the right way: Based upon your belief that
immediately smearing someone's motives is a form of 'argument," I don't
think you're going to last here long, so maybe you should start scouting
out another site.





Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:19 PM (dciA+)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
If this were LGF, that right there would be the ban.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (NaeCR)

907 I think I understand all of the rules, but I assume that we can still talk shit about the Jooos?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (Zu3d9)
I am falling all about lmao, CBD!!! Mazel tov!!

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (EgOr3)

908 Hey, it's TJew!

How the hell are you?

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (/WEWH)

909 I promise to be nice to all of you while hurling the most vile insults at your favorite football team.

Posted by: Bad Comedian Eli Manning at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (VrqE6)

910 Danke
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:16 PM (rHXGG)


Congrats!

Guess this means we all gotta go put on our fancy pants and take them back off in your honor!

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac, looking for his fancy pants at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (Z7G74)

911 I know I don't know everyone who posts here, and I don't spend every day here, but I admit it is a *tiny* bit funny seeing a bunch of people I've never heard of stumbling all over each other like zombie puppies screaming how the place has changed and this will ruin everything because (completely irrelevant thing not part of the policy anyway).

This blog doesn't need a banhammer, it needs a banflamethrower.

Basically, don't shit on the hosts' carpet. I realize that's a *lot* to ask for some people, but, you know, take a deep breath, concentrate, ask where the bathroom is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (bLnSU)

912 So wait - HR got engaged to Buzzion, then he died?

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (EMtSF)

913 HURRICANE CAUTIONED! :-)
Posted by: Aceander Hamilton at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (sd5lN)


We could go all Association Football and hold up a yellow card, and hold up a red one for a bannination.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (JvPqF)

914 Hmm... It would appear that there are some things up with which Ace simply will not put.

Posted by: Rusty Bill at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (OweXm)

915 Ok, I'll bite. What's the lace wig thing???>>>

Get off my Lawn!

Posted by: Willy J at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (9ET6q)

916 Now Geraldo is claiming that Trump was "Not Civil" with Ramos.

The ridiculousness runs strong with that guy.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (dgKBI)

917 "--Kinda on the border of Breaking Bad Country and No Country for Old Men."


Been to Deming. Don't remember much there. Just gas stations between EP and Tucson.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (LOGkc)

918 894 Posted by: The Ban Nail at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (Jvipc)

at Tepid it is getting out of sync with the powers that be anger at the left...

I got banned for equating FLotUS with Patrick Ewing once...

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (BXOyX)

919 877 You wanted Captain Crunch
You'd settle for Hiney Nut Cheerios
You'll get Kaboom.


And you. will. Like. it.
Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (/WEWH)

I got Honey Comb I would've preferred the Kaboom

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (vM+YG)

920 Well, perhaps you could give up a probationary list. As I myself seldom engage trolls. I simply insult them. Hector being the troll I chew on the most.

Posted by: maddogg at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (rgIC0)

921 So go ahead and ban . Who the hell gives a shit?? Ace has been watching too much Jorge

Posted by: RIK at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (uPwpt)

922 I'm 61 years old and have to find a job. Ace deciding to clean up his blog is small beans to me. Overdue, Ace. Thanks.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (ucDmr)

923 wait, wait, wait, is the bride-to-be our own beloved Heather Radish? don't taze me, I been gone too long. ???

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (EgOr3)

924 Can I still call Geraldo a twat?

Posted by: Kenway at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (z6X+C)

925 Well, this makes me more likely to comment. I like the idea of the conversation without rampant unnecessary nastiness.
Posted by: CanadianLuke
--------------

Oh you do, do you? Well me me clue you in bud....

*zzzzzap*

Posted by: That guy that got zapped at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (9mTYi)

926 Thank you, you saved me the effort of writing something roughly similar but longer and laden with too many commas.

Posted by: joncelli, in a cynical mood at August 26, 2015 10:18 PM


Commas are OK, especially of the "Oxford" variety.

Just be careful with the semi-colons; it's the semi-colons what got Buzzion...

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (KCxzN)

927 618 And then those stinking, crap-pantsed bumbs saying, "it's our right to befoul your store; we have the right to stink the place up and drive out customers."


So, you have visited San Francisco before.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (NGd+i)

928 Sorry, Grammie...but check back on my blog for pictures.


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:22 PM (rHXGG)

You betcha! I gotta check this guy out and make sure he's good enough for you.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (dFi94)

929 Is it OK to insult ourselves?

Posted by: davidt at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (I9QUD)

930 I got no problem with Ace's policy.

That said, please don't ban Mary Cloggenstein from Battleboro, Vt. Sure she's a doucher (oops!), but so entertaining.

I wd lone to know who some of these funny sock puppets are.

Posted by: Hmitchell3rd at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (ZW1SS)

931 I agree with the saying, he who pays the piper calls the tune.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (BHl9S)

932 Phelps, please, by all means... consume other media.

Posted by: Aceander Hamilton at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (sd5lN)

933 well discus is carp, as it has been demonstrated on Breitbart, Daily Caller, and half a dozen blogs that come to mind, it's a troll growth medium like radiation was to Andromeda,
Posted by: admiral marcus at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (0u/CC)


Yep, this. Minx, as managed by Ace and the Cobs, is paradise compared to disqus.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (JvPqF)

934 Based upon your belief that
immediately smearing someone's motives is a form of 'argument,"


In fairness, he did confess to being a lawyer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can assert with the best of them at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (rwI+c)

935 Congratulations, Heather. I'm happy for you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (OSs/l)

936 All banned commenters will get a special 5% discount on a stylish new lace wig.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (wHAYQ)

937 Posted by: Molly k at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM

Thanks (You can still worry, since I'm moving to a place increasingly less accepting of immigrants, but if it gets dangerous for Americans I can and will move back.)

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (rHXGG)

938 I got banned for equating FLotUS with Patrick Ewing once...
Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (BXOyX)

Both are basketball players?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (vM+YG)

939 Trump has just said he will forgo a third party run.

Wow. That is actually something.

He just said "All in."

It also says he thinks he is going to win.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (EMtSF)

940 917 So wait - HR got engaged to Buzzion, then he died?

---

Yes, she cooked herself alive in a tanning bed trying to look nice for the wedding. Very sad.

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (7pbQd)

941 Holy crap.


What did I miss?

Posted by: fixerupper at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (NHQQx)

942 You'd settle for Hiney Nut Cheerios



That....that is not good.


928 wait, wait, wait, is the bride-to-be our own beloved Heather Radish? don't taze me, I been gone too long. ???

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (EgOr3)



Tis indeed. AND she's abandoning us for the soon to be owners of Greece.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (GEICT)

943 Just be careful with the semi-colons; it's the semi-colons what got Buzzion...
Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (KCxzN)


I heard he needed an emergency semicolonectomy, but couldn't get to a grammarian in time.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (JvPqF)

944 Test, test

Posted by: pac10077 - on leave at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (BXOyX)

945 Can I substitute a cat filter for a lace wig? We have a major cat problem here.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (ktt8p)

946 Been to Deming. Don't remember much there. Just gas stations between EP and Tucson.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM (LOGkc)

--It's been noted here for a ridiculous over-the-top search-and-seizure that even involved a body cavity search.

Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (vsbNu)

947 "no in between"

I hate that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (LOGkc)

948 well discus is carp, as it has been demonstrated on Breitbart, Daily Caller, and half a dozen blogs that come to mind, it's a troll growth medium like radiation was to Andromeda,
Posted by: admiral marcus at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (0u/CC)

Yep, this. Minx, as managed by Ace and the Cobs, is paradise compared to disqus.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (JvPqF)


Risk Management 101: This blog commenting system has demonstrated that It Works (for certain definition of working) for over a decade.

A new blog comment system? No so much.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (0NdlF)

949 934
Is it OK to insult ourselves?


Posted by: davidt at August 26, 2015 10:30 PM (I9QUD)
we're not stupid, we know what you mean by that . . .

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (EgOr3)

950 Yup...it's in Indiana...just us and my parents (and his parents via Skype).
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:15 PM (rHXGG)

Heather, you stinker! Told you a long time ago that there was a shoe for every foot. Congrats, from one older wife to another!!

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 26, 2015 10:32 PM (+YMhA)

951 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM
Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:29 PM

Thank you, thank you.

Gah! Too much attention!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (rHXGG)

952 This RINO has a banning policy?

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (EMtSF)

953 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (dciA+)

But I typed it with pants on!!

Seriously, it is important to know where the line is. A yellow card it is.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (laMCB)

954 929 Can I still call Geraldo a twat?

---

His mustache is a provocation

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (7pbQd)

955 --Wow, you new here?
Posted by: logprof, Kindle author at August 26, 2015 10:23 PM (vsbNu)



No shit, someone upthread was also saying how they never knew the joint to get nasty or obscene.

Gobsmacked I was.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (in4mh)

956 Can I still call Geraldo a twat?

I believe this is required.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (YJmuy)

957 Can I still call Geraldo a twat?

Yes because no one can deny that it is indeed true that Geraldo is a twat.

Posted by: freaked at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (BO/km)

958 "--It's been noted here for a ridiculous over-the-top search-and-seizure that even involved a body cavity search."


Now, I do remember that story. Watch your anus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (LOGkc)

959 The first rule of BlogClub is
Don't talk about BlogClub.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (Odm/f)

960 Disparity of power?


It's Ace's blog. You have no power. Clear?

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (zOTsN)

961 That sounds like a reason to bring back duels. If a blog commenter could hunt down and kill another commenter who insulted him, then discourse would become more polite, right?

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (sdi6R)

I think most of the time, a solid punch in the face would suffice
But really, it is a double-edged sword. Outrageously hateful speech should be shouted down, and yet..... So whatchagonnado?

Besides, a civil person does self regulate, exceptions made for alcohol or other rare instances, but the uncivil are trolls in meatspace too, in all probability good at taking a punch and giving one, and then we're back to dueling.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (kKHcp)

962 >>>While we're on the topic, what causes cyanoacrylates to polymerize?


We do,
We Do!,

Posted by: The Stonecutters at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (/WEWH)

963 I'll go ahead ban myself once again. Later.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (kvhal)

964 I hope Biden runs. I don't think he can win regardless.

The Comedy will be Amazing! If it's Trump vs. Biden it's gonna be better than a UFC Fight. It's gonna be better than when we found out about the "Blue Dress." It's gonna be better than the Anthony Weiner episodes.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (dgKBI)

965 AND she's abandoning us for the soon to be owners of Greece.

I *heart* tzatziki.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (rHXGG)

966 AoSHQ: A home for morons. Sub-morons? Not so much.

Posted by: socalcon at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (lHASK)

967 963
Can I still call Geraldo a twat?

Truth is always an affirmative defense.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (Odm/f)

968 So HR, are you going to end up more on the Nightwalker side of the blog?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (0NdlF)

969 No shit, someone upthread was also saying how they never knew the joint to get nasty or obscene.

What cockholster said that?

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (EMtSF)

970 943 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at August 26, 2015 10:31 PM (vM+YG)

Patrick Ewing looks kinder....

no there was that period where EVERY damn article on her was waxing rhapsodic on "these arms"....

and someone said "are the arms of a plumber"

"ripped off a droid's arms in 3 seconds flat"

etc etc and since they had said equating her eminence to Lt Worf was an insta ban I broke out the "loved her playing center for the knicks" routine....

recall this was in a period the leftoids there calling for Sarah palin to be gang raped and not getting banned....

moral of the story the Right is harder on the right than their pet leftoids.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (BXOyX)

971 "Here is the sort of comment that is no longer allowed: An insult lodged out of the blue at a commenter, a coblogger, or myself." That's fine. Just to clarify: It's still OK to hurl the vilest insults at politicians, leftists, feminists, etc, correct? We can still call Obama a cocks*cker, and we can still call Marcotte a bint or a c*nt.

Posted by: gp at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (mk9aG)

972 Gah! Too much attention!


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (rHXGG)
Nope, just enough! So, so, so happy for you, sweetness. May you have the most beautiful life ever in the universe.

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (EgOr3)

973 I understand meth is a problem on Rez's as much as other communities.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (LOGkc)

*****


I was told there would be no meth on this blog.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (NeFrd)

974 Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:28 PM (EgOr3)

Good evening young lady!

I have been missing you for months.

And you know why?

Because the Red Sox suck worse than the Yankees!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (Zu3d9)

975 Well Brother Cavil, about to compile and then upload corrected manuscript. Hooray for 3rd Edition! Might get to D+D's 5th edition sooner than I thought.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (3UF/W)

976 Did anyone say "He's right, you know." yet?

Posted by: J. von Ribbentrop at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (QoA8Q)

977 Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!
(Sometimes, you just have to poke the ewok.)
((With a stick, you fricking perverts!))

Posted by: Luke at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (pfTnm)

978 ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Posted by: gh at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (YlqSL)

979 Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (NeFrd)

How can the thread winner be comment #980?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (Zu3d9)

980 His mustache is a provocation

Every hair of that thing is a public confession to felonious mopery.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can assert with the best of them at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (rwI+c)

981 If you find yourself typing a nasty insult to someone for no reason just STOP...

and browse our selection of fashionable lace wigs.

Posted by: Lace Wigs at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (wHAYQ)

982
I'm closing in on my tenth year commenting here and I can say that the quality of the commentariat has decliii ... wait ... holy f*cking shit ... I need to 1) drink heavily and 2) find and adopt a life.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (0MJOU)

983 All the commenters I enjoy seem to agree with the post. That says something.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (3GFMN)

984 I *heart* tzatziki.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (rHXGG)



You should be able to get it on the cheap.

And don't forget! Isle of Lesbos goes to AtC once it's repossessed!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (GEICT)

985 So HR, are you going to end up more on the Nightwalker side of the blog?

Germany is generally six hours ahead of Eastern time, so I might. It might be more afternoon-ish on nights Mr. Radish is traveling for work.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (rHXGG)

986 I was told there would be no meth on this blog.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (NeFrd)\


See. this is why you can never walk away from this place.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (dFi94)

987 Because the Red Sox suck worse than the Yankees!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2015 10:36 PM (Zu3d9)
They blow chunks. But, hey, what's another 96 years? Or was it 97?

Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (EgOr3)

988 979 Gah! Too much attention!


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (rHXGG)
Nope, just enough! So, so, so happy for you, sweetness. May you have the most beautiful life ever in the universe.
Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM (EgOr3)


What Peaches said.

I wish you and your intended every possible joy!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (in4mh)

989 All the commenters I enjoy seem to agree with the post. That says something.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (3GFMN)


Moron.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (0NdlF)

990 968 'Punch in the face'? Nope. Throat-punch.

Posted by: socalcon at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (lHASK)

991 How ironic.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (AjoTQ)

992 And don't forget! Isle of Lesbos goes to AtC once it's repossessed!

I trust she'll stamp my passport.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (rHXGG)

993 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM
Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:35 PM

Awww, thank you, thank you.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (rHXGG)

994 Been gone a long time and it seems I missed a lot.......

I didn't have time to even lurk........

Posted by: pac10077 - on leave at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (BXOyX)

995
So, who knocked up Heather? Come on! Fess up!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (iQIUe)

996 I trust she'll stamp my passport.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (rHXGG)



*raises eyebrow*

Why Radish, I never knew...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (GEICT)

997 I trust she'll stamp my passport.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (rHXGG)


Bow chicka wow wow.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (bLnSU)

998 'Punch in the face'? Nope. Throat-punch.
Posted by: socalcon at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (lHASK)


Nah. Lower. About two, two and a half feet.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (JvPqF)

999 I once banned Dolph Lungren from my vagina for whimpering during foreplay.

Posted by: Grace Jones at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (mQoUp)

1000 I was told there would be no meth on this blog.


We're just going to have to get you up to speed.

Posted by: freaked at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (BO/km)

1001 We all know what the problem is, wherestherum doesn't comment here anymore, she kept everyone in line with her stompy boots of doom.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (VviqM)

1002 Posted by: Peaches at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (EgOr3)

Regression to the mean.

And you are even more lovely and younger looking than I remember!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (Zu3d9)

1003 All the commenters I enjoy seem to agree with the post. That says something.

The brony community looks down on you with pity.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (ktt8p)

1004 @927


You still here? What you do?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (LOGkc)

1005 So, who knocked up Heather? Come on! Fess up!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (iQIUe)


Will it solve the mystery surrounding Buzzion and AtC's untimely deaths?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (0NdlF)

1006 996 All the commenters I enjoy seem to agree with the post. That says something.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (3GFMN)

Moron.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:37 PM (0NdlF)

...and that says something, too.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (3GFMN)

1007 I think the Cowbell Tutorial in the sidebar needs to be replaced with a LaceWig Tutorial.

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (/WEWH)

1008 We're just going to have to get you up to speed.
Posted by: freaked at August 26, 2015 10:39 PM (BO/km)


(very discreet golf clap)

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (JvPqF)

1009 I read a pretty compelling argument the other day
that really the anchor baby thing is a construct from a single early
'80s Supreme's case interpretation of the 14th. This morning I read an
interview with Cruz who seemed to back that up and he is quite the
lawyer.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (qFW3b)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Not to attack your motive, but where were you in the '80s?
LPRs, being under the 'jurisdiction', have had 'anchor babies' for over a hundred years, but then again, LPRs are legal permanent residents and their greencard is their US passport. The idea that non-LPRs kids being citizens is newer than everyone running for el Presidenta today.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (NaeCR)

1010 I trust she'll stamp my passport.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (rHXGG)


I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM (EMtSF)

1011 *crosses HR off list*

*kicks rock*

Congrats, HR.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM (sdi6R)

1012 Though, a longitudinal analysis shows that there's a direct correlation between ace sacking up and banning people and the quality.

It's sort of like how the forest needs a good fire every so often to clean out the undergrowth.
_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM (0MJOU)

1013 Good night, all! And best wishes to HR!

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM (TEpA2)

1014 >>>For real though Ace you're such a whiny slut about Donald

for real though you're banned.

thanks for proving my point that many trump fans want to "shape the debate" by simply insulting any trump critics until they shut up with their Insolent Speech.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM (dciA+)

1015 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:17 PM (dciA+)
---Wow, thanks for proving me right. In one post.For someone who chides people for not reading what you write, you sure do that a lot yourself. I myself never cracked a joke about you knighting for her, I simply mentioned one that did that I laughed at. So I can't laugh at it? I can't see that exchange and make a connection to my own experiences in my life? That is now considered a personal slight in and of itself? Wow, good luck enforcing that edict.If you can't laugh at yourself, you are gonna burn out early. I laugh at myself all the time, especially my own foibles. It helps me to fix them.
As for ascertaining "motive", I will give you a personal example of where I changed my perception of this site - for YEARS there's been a back and forth over the Republicans being all show, lying to us for votes, screw em, vote third party, etc, etc. This site is a good example of that debate. And then there came a day where you, Ace, wrote a well written post about how you'd finally come around and accepted the Republicans were selling us down river, after they did so for like the 1,000th time. I think this was right after the recent election. And in doing so, you admitted that you, yourself, felt that way, but said the exact opposite for years, and opposed us Republicans haters on principle and "carried the Republicans water". In other words, it came off as you, too, admitting your fronted to us, all of us, defending a party you yourself had abandoned. I can remember being somewhat shocked at the admission. I never looked sideways at you or your motives until that point.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (zBwYh)

1016 , make the simplest call they can make:

I think after the hullaballou over the 1st it just got fun.

Posted by: DaveA at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (DL2i+)

1017 Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM

Danke

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (rHXGG)

1018 HR congrats!

Posted by: pac10077 - on leave at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (BXOyX)

1019 Just getting my day started. Work nights. What happened here? Of course our host can make his own rules. Why is he afraid to post his opinion? Lawsuit? The commenter's here seem to have a set and are rather good at playing "whack the troll". Some of the people here seem to actually enjoy it.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (ShdUd)

1020 "I was told there would be no meth on this blog. "


There is not meth on this blog. That anyone knows about.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (LOGkc)

1021 Snap!

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (mQoUp)

1022 I also think all Threads should end with, 'P.S. - Megyn likes Butt Stuff'.

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (/WEWH)

1023 take the cannoli.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (rwI+c)

1024 How ironic.
Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (AjoTQ)


Thought of you first thing, and HELLO!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (in4mh)

1025 Oh Snap!

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:43 PM (dgKBI)

1026 I sure hope predictable passive-aggressive behavior is still safe.

Posted by: Mr. Foo Foo at August 26, 2015 10:43 PM (Dwehj)

1027 Dammit. If there aren't bridesmaids and a post-nuptial drunkfest, I'm not attending.

I HAVE attended a Hoosier wedding before. No bridesmaids, no drunkfest.

On the upside, they are still married after, lo, these many years.

Congratulations HR!

If the pattern holds, we may not see so much of you here after that, but for you that may a good thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:43 PM (9mTYi)

1028 first
!!!!!

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 10:43 PM (aMeMZ)

1029 Henceforth, all commenters shall refer to one another as, "my good friend".

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at August 26, 2015 10:43 PM (lU0bX)

1030 882 but longer and laden with too many commas.

But, were they Oxford Commas?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2015 10:26 PM (VPLuQ)

Of course they were! Do you take me for a rapscallion?

Posted by: joncelli, in a cynical mood at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (ENczY)

1031 It also says he thinks he is going to win.

Well, we 'll see what happens once the Democrats and the Republicans are actively and aggressively trying to keep him off the ballot and them defeating him if he somehow manages to get the nomination.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (OSs/l)

1032 Posted by: Saltydonnie at August 26, 2015 10:42 PM (zBwYh)




Paragraph breaks.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (TEpA2)

1033 #MoronLivesMatter

Posted by: dogfish at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (jWtyG)

1034 Hopefully this'll be the only rule that needs to get made for a long while.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (HalrA)

1035 I'm guessing there must be a different set of people who read the posts and who comment on posts.

I read the posts. Every so often I read the comments. Even more rarely do I make a comment myself. This is for three reasons: 1) My life is way too busy to keep up, 2) I don't know the inside jokes (see reason #1), and 3) The comments are often crowded with trollish dickwads that spout nonsense and enrage me to the point where I want to spout nonsense as well.

I know that this won't get me a ban, as I am making an actual point and my insults were not unprovoked... trollish dickwads are always provocateurs ;-)

Thanks for the awesome site, Ace! I enjoy your posts, all the Cobs, and the Podcast as well.

Posted by: Cornelius at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (eoOaz)

1036 El Testo?

Posted by: Jebtor Bushinez at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (yxw0r)

1037 I for one welcome the new policy. We haven't had a serious discussion of the merits of Thai Tranny Hookers vis a vis teen asian anal cum sluts in years. How can you have a smart military blog without those kinds of discussions?

Posted by: Iblis at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (LvRwF)

1038 for real though you're banned.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:41 PM (dciA+)



Wait, is that the first banning in this thread, Ace?


DAMMIT. I wasn't even close setting the over under at 250.

*sigh*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (GEICT)

1039 Ace's house, Ace's rules. Fair enough.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (ljZD2)

1040 I sure hope predictable passive-aggressive behavior is still safe.
Posted by: Mr. Foo Foo
-----------

I'm sure you do.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (9mTYi)

1041 My esteemed colleague...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (W5DcG)

1042 kari's post proves what I'm talking about: There are people who are so self-righteously possessed of Nobel Purpose (and they seem to be so possessed every four years; they are natural zealots, uncomfortable outside the state of aroused zealotry) that they think their Passion is Holy and Good, and therefore anyone who opposes it is Wicked and Wrong, and must be cursed and insulted until they understand the righteousness of their cause.

Well, fuck off, Looney Tunes. You're banned now.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (dciA+)

1043 So on what comment did we hit the bannination?

Time to resolve the over/unders.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0NdlF)

1044 We should call each other Chaps and Mates. It seems to work well for all the weak knee'd Socialist across the world.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (dgKBI)

1045 If Buzzion hadn't died, none of this would be happening.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0FSuD)

1046 Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26,


some of the day walker threads got worst than rowdy

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (aMeMZ)

1047 "*kicks rock*

Congrats, HR."


Awe, struck out again, buddy. Just wasn't mean't to be. Plenty of fish and so on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (LOGkc)

1048 Whoa... Charles Johnson is the AoS!?!

Man... I should have known. Ahh well. It was fun while it lasted - so long and thanks for all the fish.

PS: Get accustomed to saying "President Trump."

Toodles.

Posted by: HempRopeAndStreetlight at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (Q1BEs)

1049 Gah! Too much attention!
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM

What do you expect from the Horde when you announce you're getting married? Congrats, may you be happy, happy.

T

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (o/90i)

1050 Wow, they're actually lining up here to get banned now. I wonder if somebody's offering an award?

Where, oh where has our ONT gone, oh where oh where could it be?

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (JvPqF)

1051
How ironic.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 10:38 PM (AjoTQ)



Thought of you first thing, and HELLO!

Just had to pop in to wallow in the irony! And I thought George Stephanopoulus had killed it when he complained about media bias.
Hi, Tammy!

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (AjoTQ)

1052 Doesn't anyone understand that Trump can make all the promises to any who are concerned that he won't run 3rd party and that those promises are meaningless?

Any thing other than a binding contract of some sort (and even then possibly not) nothing can prevent him from deciding to run as 3rd party and justifying it to his fans. (who probably wouldn't need much justification.)

Plus, what does Trump get by promising such?

Nothing of value that I can see if he gets on the primary ballot. Now if they can keep him off enough primary ballots to reduce his delegate score then perhaps a promise might have some value to him. But if they manipulate the process further and attempt to keep him out at the convention, he has zero reason for not going 3rd party.

(I have no clue what the requirements there are as far as timing and signatures to get on a Presidential election ballot so there's that to consider as far as Trump's time line for deciding to go 3rd party or not.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (x3GpS)

1053 971 I hope Biden runs. I don't think he can win regardless.

The Comedy will be Amazing! If it's Trump vs. Biden it's gonna be better than a UFC Fight. It's gonna be better than when we found out about the "Blue Dress." It's gonna be better than the Anthony Weiner episodes.

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (dgKBI)


I don't know. I think it really depends on how far Hillary falls...and I think she's going to fall all the way out of the race.

That would leave Sanders, O'Malley, and Biden. If Barry throws all this weight behind Biden, things could go sideways for us in a hurry.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (oFCZn)

1054 Mr. Kate Upton blows the no hitter in the ninth .
Totally Cochrane's fault.

Posted by: awkward davies at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (Jws+u)

1055 wow

the (Jump to bottom of page) function is quite handy for those 1,000+ comments


eleventy

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (aMeMZ)

1056 call me old-fashioned but I don't expect ace to do my thinking for me or let me do his thinking for him.

Nor do I expect ace to just politely accept people putting their Kools out on his blog, that he pays for and shit ...
_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (0MJOU)

1057 "So on what comment did we hit the bannination?"


Shut up. You know.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (LOGkc)

1058 incidentally, that was kari's 2nd or 3rd insult in this very thread; her earlier one was was yet another bit of Politics of Resentment, claiming I was "grossed out" by the "plebes" I "speak for."

This is a standard tool of these low-thinkers; deploying memes they've heard from other people (me, ironically enough, oftentimes).

They employ them indiscriminately. Any time someone disagrees with you, it's time for one of those Smart Insults you've heard someone smarter than you using.

I'm really tired of the Resenters pushing their class-based resentments and indadequacies on the rest of us.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (dciA+)

1059 1029 Henceforth, all commenters shall refer to one another as, "my good friend".
Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at August 26, 2015 10:43 PM (lU0bX)

And so, in sum, I say to my good friend the cocksucking boy-diddler from Serbia, "Farewell, you dickless cockholster, and may sharpened telephone poles penetrate your already voluminous anus."

(How's that?)

Posted by: joncelli, in a cynical mood at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (ENczY)

1060 Well , hell of a lot better to have Ace kicking our ass than the turds we elected in 2010 and 2104.

GOPe---I am talking about YOU!

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (Ac4TS)

1061 Hopefully this'll be the only rule that needs to get made for a long while.

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

There ain't no end to doing good.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (ShdUd)

1062 So wait - HR got engaged to Buzzion, then he died?



Posted by: blaster
****

That was awful rude of him. I'd give him a piece of my mind if not for the fact he'd just eat it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (hVdx9)

1063 Dammit. If there aren't bridesmaids and a post-nuptial drunkfest, I'm not attending.

Lol! We've engaged the Chicken Limo for the post-nuptial drunkfest, which is at the HopCat in Broad Ripple should anyone wish to come drink beers.

I'm only going to do this once, gotta have the Chicken Limo.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM (rHXGG)

1064 898 Well, this makes me more likely to comment. I like the idea of the conversation without rampant unnecessary nastiness.
Posted by: CanadianLuke at August 26, 2015 10:27 PM (qM2Bn)



Offer void in Canada.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM (z/Ubi)

1065 Totally Cochrane's fault.

Posted by: awkward davies at August 26, 2015 10:46 PM (Jws+u)



Yeah, I don't know who this Cochrane asshole is, but f*ck that guy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM (GEICT)

1066 Can I still call Geraldo a twat?

I believe this is required.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (YJmuy)

What about wondering about Juan Williams' room temperature IQ? I thought I was going to have a meltdown watching The Five today and his obsequious and completely non-factual defense of Hillary and her email mess.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM (kXoT0)

1067 Wow. I'm gone for two hours and the entire blog goes to shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (oZr5y)

1068 Heather - Congrats! I hope he likes beer... And with that, I toast you with a Sam Adams Rebel IPA!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (UpGcq)

1069 So on what comment did we hit the bannination?

Time to resolve the over/unders.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0NdlF)


It was somewhere around 780, I believe.

I did try to warn her . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (JvPqF)

1070 I guess I'm dense.

The tone of this blog has been, for the many years I have followed it, vitriolic, incindiary and outright insulting to many public figures for many years, not limited to simply debating policy, but also to personally insulting them as well.

It's your blog, heck do with it what you like. It just seems absurd, to me anyway, to become incensed at the tone you have inspired.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (vYQFh)

1071 I would like to watch a preliminary bout between Biden and Hillary. It would be fascinating.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (9mTYi)

1072 Wow, there are a lot of people who aren't Ace telling him how his blog should be run. These people are wrong. Ace can run his shop how he wants. If he wants to only ban trump fans, or trump haters, or if he bans the whole world, it's his prerogative. Quit whingeing.

Posted by: Scott at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (jqWwO)

1073 "I have no clue what the requirements there are as far as timing and
signatures to get on a Presidential election ballot so there's that to
consider as far as Trump's time line for deciding to go 3rd party or
not."

The two major parties have made it a lot harder and more expensive than it was 25 years ago. Plus, Trump doesn't have the burning personal hatred of a sitting president that Perot had to motivate him to spend hundreds of millions of his own dollars merely to fuck with another guy's re-election chances.


Posted by: trumpetdaddy at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (ljZD2)

1074 Thread has gone over a thousand.

Is this where we talk about doing it?

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (EMtSF)

1075 >>>. This site is a good example of that debate. And then there came a day where you, Ace, wrote a well written post about how you'd finally come around and accepted the Republicans were selling us down river, after they did so for like the 1,000th time. I think this was right after the recent election. And in doing so, you admitted that you, yourself, felt that way, but said the exact opposite for years, and opposed us Republicans haters on principle and "carried the Republicans water". In other words, it came off as you, too, admitting your fronted to us, all of us, defending a party you yourself had abandoned. I can remember being somewhat shocked at the admission. I never looked sideways at you or your motives until that point.

then it is agreed -- as in a divorce, we both come away winners!

What's to complain about?


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (dciA+)

1076 If Buzzion hadn't died, none of this would be happening.


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0FSuD)


Glad to know.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:50 PM (TEpA2)

1077 ace,

Thank you for your posts, your blog, and what you've done for this community.

Was pondering what I'd say if I ever earned meself a ban, and realized I'd rather tell you now.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:50 PM (0NdlF)

1078 I've been good. I stay off topic all of the time, so I can't possibly be banned for cause. Except maybe if I start talking again about wanting secret bases on the Moon so that we can launch big rocks at our enemies without being blamed for smashing their cities. Nah, that's harmless ranting and besides, I didn't see it on the official "don't talk that shit" list.

Posted by: goon at August 26, 2015 10:50 PM (gy5kE)

1079 At least they aren't banning us for ampersand useage...
&&&&&

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 10:50 PM (m9V0o)

1080
"--It's been noted here for a ridiculous over-the-top search-and-seizure that even involved a body cavity search."





Now, I do remember that story. Watch your anus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:33 PM (LOGkc)

When you are getting paid by the hour, who cares.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 10:50 PM (NaeCR)

1081 Evening horde. Anybody get voted off the island?

Posted by: RWC - TEAM ANTI-TWANLOC at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (XAFOu)

1082 I thought I was going to have a meltdown watching
The Five today and his obsequious and completely non-factual defense of
Hillary and her email mess.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil
.............
That's his job... As was his predecessor, Bob Beckel.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (UpGcq)

1083 Sheesh, I leaveth the blog for a month or three or five at a time and HR is getting married!

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (kXoT0)

1084 Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM (z/Ubi)


#TooSoon

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (0NdlF)

1085 >>>The tone of this blog has been, for the many years I have followed it, vitriolic, incindiary and outright insulting to many public figures for many years, not limited to simply debating policy, but also to personally insulting them as well.

It's your blog, heck do with it what you like. It just seems absurd, to me anyway, to become incensed at the tone you have inspired.

...

you can insult public figures. I was specific about who you couldn't insult: People you are actually talking to, right now.

Like, you can't insult me, and I can't insult you.

I don't know if you don't actually understand this, or are pretending not to in an annoying but-I-don't-understand sort of way to argue about the policy.


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (dciA+)

1086 logprof
The road up to Silver City on the north side of Deming was crawling with traps.
It's 40 MPH for miles and its bare desert.

There's a great little airline called Boutique Air
Flies out of the tiny Grant County airport.

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (wHJ0y)

1087 1076 If Buzzion hadn't died, none of this would be happening.


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0FSuD)

-----------

We can do this. For him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (oZr5y)

1088 1081 Evening horde. Anybody get voted off the island?

Posted by: RWC - TEAM ANTI-TWANLOC at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (XAFOu)



I believe just the one. Although several others are making a strong case for a cuntpunting.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (GEICT)

1089 1047
Awe, struck out again, buddy. Just wasn't mean't to be. Plenty of fish and so on.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (LOGkc)


Just yesterday morning on my way to work, I was stopped at a traffic light and I happened to look over at the car next to me. She was gorgeous and I couldn't help smiling. She did a double take and gave me a big smile right back.

Then the light changed and we went on our separate ways.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (sdi6R)

1090 Sweet! Andrew would be proud!

Posted by: steve in tulsa at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (aNTak)

1091 Not to get off topic, but I've been out all evening.


When is Buzzion's wake?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (0FSuD)

1092 and outright insulting to many public figures for many years,...
--------------------

With all due respect, my good friend, being a public figure does gain one an exemption from ridicule.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (9mTYi)

1093 There is nothing to fear, my friends, from Ace's new comment policy.

Posted by: McCain, Now With a Pocketfull of Werther's at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (NqQAS)

1094 Give my Liberty or give my the ban hammer.

Posted by: Patrick Henry at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (ShdUd)

1095 Well Chapps,

Some of all this is just as bad as what the Brits did in Malaya in the 1950's, but I'll have to check


Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (aMeMZ)

1096 "Wow. I'm gone for two hours and the entire blog goes to shit."


It's just a Wednesday night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (LOGkc)

1097 There are people who are so self-righteously
possessed of Nobel Purpose (and they seem to be so possessed every four
years; they are natural zealots, uncomfortable outside the state of
aroused zealotry) that they think their Passion is Holy and Good, and
therefore anyone who opposes it is Wicked and Wrong, and must be cursed
and insulted until they understand the righteousness of their cause.





Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:45 PM (dciA+)

In general, that's the main thrust of both Neo-Leftist and Establishment (but I repeat myself) thinking. They think that their cause is so important and worthy that anything that opposes it (such as those horrible Tea Partiers) must be a racist, sexist, homophobe, bible-thumping inbred hillbilly bigot (did I get all of the perjoratives). They have a complete inability to comprehend that a person might have sane and reasoned questions about, or even objections to the Glorious Plan.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (HalrA)

1098 .............
That's his job... As was his predecessor, Bob Beckel.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (UpGcq)

I know, and, much as I hate to say it, Beckel did it much much better even drunk as a lord and higher than the space station.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (kXoT0)

1099 BTW, Nip, can you prove that Buzz is dead?

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (TEpA2)

1100 And Malcolm Tent steps up to the Banner's box.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (x3GpS)

1101 Ace's place, ace's rules. The people bitching are like house guests who get mad at you because you tell them it's not OK to shit on the living room rug. "What! You're interfering with my free expression, man!"

I have to get up very early tomorrow, so I can't hang out, but it was good to see some names I haven't seen for a while pop up in this thread. I'm also happy Vic is OK and Buzzion is apparently visiting us from the Great Beyond. They let him get on the Internet in the Afterlife? Well, I guess we know for a fact then that poor Buzzion ended up in hell.

Good night, all.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (waving ampersands furiously) at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (+XMAD)

1102 Not to attack your motive, but where were you in the '80s?
LPRs, being under the 'jurisdiction', have had 'anchor babies' for over a hundred years, but then again, LPRs are legal permanent residents and their greencard is their US passport. The idea that non-LPRs kids being citizens is newer than everyone running for el Presidenta today.
Posted by: Burnt Toast


I grew up in Texas in the '50s when operation wetback was in force. Illegals fled though there really weren't that many to be a problem--at least in Texas. Everyone knew someone who was here illegally even those that had children born in the USA but there were constant PSAs where "Aliens" were warned to continue to register or be removed so they took their kids and left. Because I was raised in that atmosphere I always misunderstood the "jurisdiction" question as I think most of the Country has for decades.
That was my point. Anchor babies account for something like every 12th birth in the USA these days. I'd like to see the practice stop.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (CLttm)

1103 being a public figure does gain one an exemption from ridicule.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
---------

Ach! "... does not gain.."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (9mTYi)

1104 Thread has gone over a thousand.

Is this where we talk about doing it?
Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (EMtSF)


Doing . . . um . . . what?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (JvPqF)

1105 So happy to see Dagny and Grammie Winger. Maybe Ace struck a nerve.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (3GFMN)

1106 On the one hand, I really love these types of threads, on the other, I'm running out of popcorn.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (UFZRg)

1107 Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:44 PM (TEpA2)
---

I know, I know. They where there when I typed it.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (zBwYh)

1108 This is sort of fascinating

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (zOTsN)

1109 Lol! We've engaged the Chicken Limo for the
post-nuptial drunkfest, which is at the HopCat in Broad Ripple should
anyone wish to come drink beers.




Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM (rHXGG)


I just looked up the HopCat in Broad Ripple on the internets. Consider me there. Well, maybe not actually THERE there, since the Senior Citizens bus only runs from Wisconsin to Indiana every other Tuesday. But I can Skype it. I think.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (dFi94)

1110 Can there be an exception for hectoring Hector?

Posted by: MTF at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (TxJGV)

1111 I am not afraid. Stick and stones may break my bones but words will get me the ban hammer.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (ShdUd)

1112 Perfectly reasonable policy, Ace.

Posted by: Baldy at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (sEXjW)

1113 1106 On the one hand, I really love these types of threads, on the other, I'm running out of popcorn.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (UFZRg)



*offers some of mine*

Extra butter

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (GEICT)

1114 >>>Was pondering what I'd say if I ever earned meself a ban, and realized I'd rather tell you now.

look man, criticize whatever I write. Please do. But do not take it to a *personal* place, as you have frequently done in the past.

And I won't take it personal with you. Okay?

Now if we get into one of those "organic" fights I mentioned above, who knows what either of us will say, but i won't ban you for sparring with me and it escalating, as fights do.

But i'm tired of this Out of the Blue, Haven't Said a Goddamned Word To You insult thing so many people seem to like.

I evidentally do not like trump as much as you. I don't hate him, but you find my enthusiasm for him inadequate.

You're just going to have to learn to live with that. I get to have my own opinions, without being personally insulted for having them.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (dciA+)

1115 When is Buzzion's wake?

You're soaking in it.

Posted by: Zombie Madge at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (Dwehj)

1116 When is Buzzion's wake?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (0FSuD)


You're soaking in it.

Don't open The Barrel.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (oFCZn)

1117 Is homo still considered acceptable repartee? Because a lot of commenters here are straight-up homos.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (oZr5y)

1118 Heather - Congrats! I hope he likes beer...

He did wait until he tasted my homebrew to propose. *srednop*

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (rHXGG)

1119 i gotta tell you, sometimes I post my actual thoughts on twitter because I'm sick of being attacked in the comments for them.



on twitter, I can block people.



so... yeah, bad commenters drive out good ones. Every site in the
world discovers this; the Wild West model is always proven to fail.
Always.





Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:33 PM (dciA+)


Ace,Speaking of this you've had me blocked on twitter for quite awhile now.
How long? It was over Herman Cain and I didn't even support him. Considering I got on twitter specifically to follow you it would be nice to do so again. I see most of what you write cause the COBS RT it but I would like to get the full Ace effect if possible. My username is Rocksem on twitter.thanks,Rocks

Posted by: Rocks at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (vR0sZ)

1120 1096
"Wow. I'm gone for two hours and the entire blog goes to shit."





It's just a Wednesday night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:52 PM (LOGkc)

So, asking for a friend. Does this new policy mean no more Flame Wars?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (0FSuD)

1121 Heh just a second too slow...

Still, seriously, don't open The Barrel.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (oFCZn)

1122 I just tuned in - so Ace is going to be banning 95% of all college students, I hear.

Posted by: Roy at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (fWLrt)

1123 When is Buzzion's wake?

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

#twoweeks

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (oZr5y)

1124 (How's that?)
Posted by: joncelli, in a cynical mood at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (ENczY)


Epic.

And welcome back!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (in4mh)

1125
I believe just the one. Although several others are making a strong case for a cuntpunting.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:51 PM (GEICT)

Who was that?

Posted by: RWC - TEAM ANTI-TWANLOC at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (XAFOu)

1126 He did wait until he tasted my homebrew to propose. *srednop*

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (rHXGG)



Phrasing!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (GEICT)

1127 You wanted:ONT
You expected: A n00d
You get: stale thread.

Posted by: cajun caret at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (++b9A)

1128 Yep, shut her down.

This thread has gone plaid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (3UF/W)

1129 But there'll still be bewbs right? RIGHT?

Posted by: Iblis at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (LvRwF)

1130 Okay, it's a flame thread then!

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (EMtSF)

1131 Who was that?

Posted by: RWC - TEAM ANTI-TWANLOC at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (XAFOu)



I think the nic was "kari".

Nobody that I recognized. Just a random internet asshat who couldn't learn to play nice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (GEICT)

1132 >>Extra butter


Never a bad plan.

Posted by: Marlon Brando at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (/WEWH)

1133 Where is Palin Steele and Erg when we need them?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (0FSuD)

1134 "Then the light changed and we went on our separate ways."


Oh, 'tis life. Could have been a love connection. Could have been a world's worst life decision. You're sad yet happy at the same time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (LOGkc)

1135 I used to insult and get insulted here quite a bit. I often found myself participating in the slow burn argument that descends inevitably into crude insults.

But I have to tell you, since I joined the Let It Burn crowed I just don't care enough to argue. I don't care enough to vote. And I do not care enough to interact with people who are passionate about politics. I find it strange now.

Cynicism is way more gooder. I'm not any less informed. I'm simply less involved. And you know what? Not a damn thing has changed because of it.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (mQoUp)

1136 1100 Yep. Eggshells. Better sign off.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (vYQFh)

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (yMHa7)

1138 Just to clarify ....

I can't say "Ace, you're a douche for your views on Trump." I understand that

What if I say "Only a complete douche would agree with ace's views because history shows that Donald Trump is the One True Messiah"?

Is that hunky dory?
_

Is there a 'wit-coefficient' that you apply?

If I say respond to Trump supporter "You're not just carrying Trump's water, you're carrying his vinegar and water, you douche"

Would that be okay?

Posted by: BumperStickerist at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (0MJOU)

1139 1127 You wanted:ONT
You expected: A n00d
You get: stale thread.


---

It's a happy stale thread, though

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (7pbQd)

1140
*perceives a flaw in the rule*
* I can insult myself !*

Shut up Hammer, you dick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (9mTYi)

1141 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (GEICT)

*whacks popcorn out of Cochrans hand*

No popcorn for you, non-no jinxer!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (in4mh)

1142 Thanks for maintaining a comment section Ace. I am sure it is not always fun for you and entails more work than we would imagine. I have noticed a trend for some news outlets (though not normally blogs) to remove their comment sections so that the public cannot have a say on an issue. I never link to those because I think they shouldn't act as gatekeepers. But that does not mean there are no real costs to time (and one's temperament) in having to mind a lively forum.

Posted by: Thatch at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (pBZp4)

1143 1123 When is Buzzion's wake?

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

#twoweeks

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (oZr5y)

Does that include the #twoweeks that it takes to make the airbrushed t-shirts?

Posted by: RWC - TEAM ANTI-TWANLOC at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (XAFOu)

1144 So, asking for a friend. Does this new policy mean no more Flame Wars?



Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 10:55 PM (0FSuD)


No. You're still a racist disgrace to this establishment.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (TEpA2)

1145 So happy to see Dagny and Grammie Winger. Maybe Ace struck a nerve.
Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (3GFMN)


This thread seems to have acted a bit like the Bat-signal spotlight.

Sort of an Ewok-signal, playing off of the clouds of the blogosphere . . . the HQ is in trouble! Moron Horde Assemble!

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (JvPqF)

1146 Long time lurker. Just saying thanks for the all work you do for the one of the best blogs on the internet.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (yMHa7)

1147 Anchor babies account for something like every 12th birth in the USA these days. I'd like to see the practice stop.

I know "immigrant parents" are about one of every 3 births in Iowa these days, but I don't know how many of the parents are here legally since hospitals make a point to not ask.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (rHXGG)

1148 Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 26, 2015 10:34 PM (dgKBI)



Do you have your list of shooting hoaxes yet?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (z/Ubi)

1149 And so, in sum, I say to my good friend the
cocksucking boy-diddler from Serbia, "Farewell, you dickless
cockholster, and may sharpened telephone poles penetrate your already
voluminous anus."



(How's that?)

Posted by: joncelli, in a cynical mood at August 26, 2015 10:47 PM (ENczY)
Recommend striking 'anus' and inserting 'rectum', or changing out 'volumious' with a word such as dilated.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (NaeCR)

1150 Gild your loins

Posted by: derit at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (jT+gh)

1151 Good news... There's been a few times I wished the ban hammer would come out...

Posted by: donna at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (hUdMz)

1152 I evidentally do not like trump as much as you. I don't hate him, but you find my enthusiasm for him inadequate.

I'm not looking for enthusiasm for trump from you, ace.

But no matter. Still appreciate you and your blog.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (0NdlF)

1153 You wanted:ONT
You expected: A n00d
You get: stale thread.
Posted by: cajun caret at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (++b9A)


Basking in the afterglow.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (JvPqF)

1154 rocksem, unblocked and followed. just don't do whatever you did last time to make me block you

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (dciA+)

1155 Go back and read Ace in Strother Martin's voice.

"Any man forgets his number spends a night in the box. These here is your spoons. Any man loses his spoon spends a night in the box. Any man playing grab-ass or fighting in the building spends a night in the box...."

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (dfQfl)

1156 Nobody that I recognized. Just a random internet asshat who couldn't learn to play nice.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (GEICT)

Yes, I totes find it adorbs when an SJW finds their way here and sets about enlightening us, complete with !!! and CAPITALS and complete and total passionate abandonment of the following in no particular order:

Decorum
Grammar
Spelling
Facts.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (kXoT0)

1157 1130
Okay, it's a flame thread then!





Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 10:56 PM (EMtSF)

Not until we get the Ewok Seal of Approval. ESA

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (0FSuD)

1158 I rarely read the comments, anyway, let alone comment myself. I guess, I'll be ok. . . for now.

(Hoping this one is near 1000)

Posted by: David W. at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (aWQkK)

1159 4 "Let speech be free."

Minimum $4.99/mo hosting plus $6.99 domain registration annually for Linux, and the provider will nine times out of ten install Wordpress for you no charge.

Ain't nothing in this life is free- speech included. Claim that the damage is only done to the speaker- sure. And that damage can include a refusal to associate. Just because someone can choose to shit where they eat, it doesn't mean anybody off the street gets to do so carte blanche.

And it's not even that it's Ace's place, Ace's rules- it's that if you have a credit card, debit card- or even an EBT, you can host your own little local to shit where you eat and think it classy, and put a yuge sign on it.

But hey- don't put your name on something, and instead demand someone else front for your defecation, and that of others. Paragon of speech advocacy there.

Posted by: Fringe at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (+GIZJ)

1160 When I see 1127 comments it takes me back to when LGF was a good blog and by the time I saw a post and tried to comment I was so stinkin late - always in the thousands, they were.

Ace, don't go all Charlie J on us! I like your new banning policy but NEVER be timid about speaking your mind - we love you, that's why we're here; and we have your hairy back and we know you have our hairy backs too!

Posted by: Ruth at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (oo88B)

1161 "So, asking for a friend. Does this new policy mean no more Flame Wars?"



Screw you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (LOGkc)

1162 Over 9000?!!

Posted by: Vegeta at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (QoA8Q)

1163 I like the cut of your jib. Triangular. Actually, I don't know what that means. I think it means Trump-like with a "you're fired!" quality to it.

Posted by: bour3 at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (5x3+2)

1164 1140
*perceives a flaw in the rule*
* I can insult myself !*

Shut up Hammer, you dick.

---

I'm pretty sure the morons have always been down with self abuse.

Just ask our resident ghost, Buzzion

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (7pbQd)

1165 1009 I read a pretty compelling argument the other day
that really the anchor baby thing is a construct from a single early
'80s Supreme's case interpretation of the 14th. This morning I read an
interview with Cruz who seemed to back that up and he is quite the
lawyer.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 10:24 PM (qFW3b)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Not to attack your motive, but where were you in the '80s?
LPRs, being under the 'jurisdiction', have had 'anchor babies' for over a hundred years, but then again, LPRs are legal permanent residents and their greencard is their US passport. The idea that non-LPRs kids being citizens is newer than everyone running for el Presidenta today.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 10:40 PM (NaeCR)

Sorry for the long copy and paste, but it's pertinent.

I went through consular training in the late 1980's, and that was part of regulation-any non US citizen who gave birth in the US, their kid was considered a US citizen. It meant that we had to evaluate B/1 B/2 visas for pregnant non-US cit women. Specifically, we had to determine when they were due to give birth, and issue (or not issue) the visa based on the due date. Now, granted, it's been 27 years since I took ConGen 1, but based on the state of the State department recently, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is one area of regulations they are happy to enforce.

Also, this is ace's house. He can make the rules. I'm really sorry if I screwed up before-I won't do it again.

Posted by: Moki at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (x303I)

1166 Pull my finger!

Posted by: Uncle Joe Biden at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (vsbNu)

1167 Dear HR (Heather), if you are still here

Hope this is the beginning of a great thing in your life. Wishing you all the best.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing.

(and forget that this line was from a guy that was getting ass-hammered in a prison movie)

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (+1T7c)

1168 Jeez it's almost like people object to ace rearranging the furniture in his own living room

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 11:01 PM (LAliD)

1169
I think the nic was "kari".

Nobody that I recognized. Just a random internet asshat who couldn't learn to play nice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (GEICT)

Ok thanks. So they're probably going to be back with a new IP/hash.


TBH3K sleeps lightly.

Posted by: RWC - TEAM ANTI-TWANLOC at August 26, 2015 11:01 PM (XAFOu)

1170 " I am Banned.
Posted by: Ira Weatheral "



Sock?


*Draws leather*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:01 PM (LOGkc)

1171 Where is Palin Steele and Erg when we need them?

Lockdown.

Posted by: Zombie Madge at August 26, 2015 11:01 PM (Dwehj)

1172 1154
rocksem, unblocked and followed. just don't do whatever you did last time to make me block you

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (dciA+)

Wow!Thanks Ace. No problem.

Posted by: Rocks at August 26, 2015 11:01 PM (vR0sZ)

1173 Do you have your list of shooting hoaxes yet?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 10:58 PM (z/Ubi)

Well, we heard you got shot? Was that a hoax? What the Fvck am I going to do with all this shit for your wake?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (0FSuD)

1174 I'm simply less involved.
Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (mQoUp)


So you're a Buddhist now. It's very good for your blood pressure, that whole non-involvement thing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (in4mh)

1175 Can we still pick on Moo Moo?

Posted by: donna at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (hUdMz)

1176 Hi Garrett
Still kicking around the oilpatch
Got the Big C in 2013, lost a kidney but still kicking ass..

North Dakota, Texas and all points in between..

Posted by: TexasJew at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (wHJ0y)

1177 >>Posted by: What's a Seawolf?



It's a type of Weasel.

Posted by: Marlon Brando at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (/WEWH)

1178 SHUT UP YOU ASSHOLES!!!!

Posted by: Boone at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (oZr5y)

1179 1105
So happy to see Dagny and Grammie Winger. Maybe Ace struck a nerve.

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 10:53 PM (3GFMN)
I'm just amused. I rarely read him, but things were slow elsewhere. I had to drop by just to celebrate the sheer irony of Ace complaining about being personally attacked. It's like Megan Kelly hating on the "War on Women" and then using it to attack Trump (who I don't even like). I don't think personal attacks on the writers or other commenters on the right should be allowed. It's bad policy to have just invective as comments. But seriously, one has to not do it themselves or risk being seen as, at best, inconsistent.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (AjoTQ)

1180 >>>I can't say "Ace, you're a douche for your views on Trump." I understand that

What if I say "Only a complete douche would agree with ace's views because history shows that Donald Trump is the One True Messiah"?

Is that hunky dory?
_

Is there a 'wit-coefficient' that you apply?

If I say respond to Trump supporter "You're not just carrying Trump's water, you're carrying his vinegar and water, you douche"

Would that be okay?

...

these are fuzzy lines. it sounds like you're just dressing up insults. the last one was kind of funny though and i'd probably allow it on entertainment falue.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (dciA+)

1181 Ace,

Your post made me laugh and cheer, but now I'm a bit depressed by it - because what's pissing you off describes most political discussion I hear these days, by no means just here.

Anyway, thanks for the blog, and the space to discuss.

Posted by: JPS at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (9ziuC)

1182 1150
Gild your loins

Posted by: derit at August 26, 2015 10:59 PM (jT+gh)

I gilded my lions, is that good enough?

Posted by: The Dentist at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (HalrA)

1183 Like Trump, don't like Trump it doesn't matter. Not everyone likes the same things. There are some things more popular than others.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (ShdUd)

1184 (and forget that this line was from a guy that was getting ass-hammered in a prison movie)


Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM


Lol! Thank you. Lol.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (rHXGG)

1185 Not until we get the Ewok Seal of Approval. ESA


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (0FSuD)


Racist disgrace to this establishment.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:03 PM (TEpA2)

1186 Good.

Posted by: HeartbreakRidge at August 26, 2015 11:03 PM (YTIXe)

1187 since I joined the Let It Burn crowed I just don't care enough to argue

Come over to the dark side my son. Here on team Help It Burn we care.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 26, 2015 11:03 PM (ktt8p)

1188 Well, we heard you got shot? Was that a hoax? What the Fvck am I going to do with all this shit for your wake?
Posted by: Nip Sip
-------------------------

Val-u-rite doesn't ever spoil - like Spam and Twinkees.

Posted by: Roy at August 26, 2015 11:03 PM (fWLrt)

1189 Bravo. I'm normally over on the Book thread but I might do more than lurk now.

Posted by: Long Running Fool at August 26, 2015 11:03 PM (/A5gb)

1190 kari: YES

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (x3GpS)

1191 Does this new policy mean no more Flame Wars?

I have this image of Ace as Palpatine, stroking the hammer and saying 'You want ... this?'.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (rwI+c)

1192 Screw you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:00 PM (LOGkc)

What was that phone number again?

Posted by: Barney at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (0FSuD)

1193 Dang HR that is some wonderful news. Happy blessings to one of the wittiest friends in the box.

Posted by: dogfish at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (jWtyG)

1194 ACE, I LOVE YOU MAN, BUT SOME ARGUING AND TROLLS, WITHIN REASON, HELP THIS BLOG SHINE

Posted by: dude guy at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (QCc6B)

1195 Once you recognize that there isn't a millimeter of difference in tangible policy between the 2 parties, and the only differences are in the showmanship of how the parties act in the endless campaign carnival games, you start to reassess why you even engage in politics. The much mocked LIV's may have had it right for quite a while. So I'm in it for the entertainment at this point. Thus, I find Trump highly entertaining. Even appealing in the sense that I do not give a shit how it affects the GOP. When I see people that rage endlessly about Trump's awfulness, or get redfaced and obnoxious in their support for him, I recognize this is person that still thinks politics is an serious pursuit still.


That's not me anymore, or at least currently. Come August of 2016, I recognize I may well be convinced we must stop Hillary, even if it means voting for John F. Kasich. I'll do my best to fight and delay that urge as long as possible for now.


I read this place, and the comments often too, because it's entertaining. It's less so when some commenters like, say, AtC stop because of the way things have changed, though.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (mhkbv)

1196 Ok


1172


That's what he is talking about.

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (zOTsN)

1197 Just watched that Russell Crowe movie. The Greeks were caricatures of humans, barely above apes, and the Turks were lovely cultured kind. Felt like a B movie.

Posted by: Baldy at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (sEXjW)

1198 wow.

1200+ posts.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (zyIlW)

1199 I have noticed that the comments lately lack the wit, humor and humanity that this blog was known for. Let's take a deep breath, and get back to the core. jasonj

Posted by: jasonj at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (Uvbw9)

1200 Brother Cavil, third edition is now uploaded. The change in Golden Isis will probably take 12 hours to properly propagate with Amazon.

Thank you again for catching the goof and leaving a very nice review.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (3UF/W)

1201 >>>I'm just amused. I rarely read him, but things were slow elsewhere. I had to drop by just to celebrate the sheer irony of Ace complaining about being personally attacked. It's like Megan Kelly hating on the "War on Women" and then using it to attack Trump (who I don't even like). I don't think personal attacks on the writers or other commenters on the right should be allowed. It's bad policy to have just invective as comments. But seriously, one has to not do it themselves or risk being seen as, at best, inconsistent.

dagny

i'm going to be honest -- i don't even know who you are.

Therefore, when you imply I've insulted you, I'm thinking you're one of those people who take a statement like "Trump is an unserious politician" as an indirect insult on yourself (the implication that you are therefore unserious).

Many people seem to want to take their Fake Outrage and Offense anywhere they can get it.

I don't know who the hell you are, so this apparent relationship we're having, in which you are the abused party, seems to me to be likely hallucinated.

So we'll see going forward if it's true that i insult you, or if you are one of the myriad Offense Takers who decides that my statement that Palin is not qualified to be president is somehow, in your imagination, an attack on you and, who knows, possibly your family and religion as well.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)

1202 >>Got the Big C in 2013, lost a kidney but still kicking ass..



Shit, man. I didn't know about that. Glad you are doing well and back around.

Posted by: Marlon Brando at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (/WEWH)

1203 Two really fun sidebar thingies today! That Twin Jet Nebula stuff is fascinating, as is the wiki link to the Moon Hoax info. We have more complex hoaxes afoot these days, but that was good stuff in it's day.

Posted by: goon at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (gy5kE)

1204 1184
Like Trump, don't like Trump it doesn't matter. Not everyone likes the
same things. There are some things more popular than others.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (ShdUd)

I like Anal

Posted by: Wonkette at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (0FSuD)

1205 Even in middle of spanking from Ewok, you persons cause me to be making the laugh.

Ha!

I am to be thanking you.

Posted by: Bob's House of Comcast Customer Service at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (yxw0r)

1206 1052 Plus, what does Trump get by promising such?
~~~~
Maybe takes an arrow out of the quiver of the anti-Thrumps?

Posted by: socalcon at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (lHASK)

1207 Posted by: dogfish at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM

Thank yuou

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (rHXGG)

1208 wow.



1200+ posts.


No ONT.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (oVJmc)

1209 "1200+ posts."


Yeah, it's a thing. And Weatheral showed up?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM (LOGkc)

1210 Damn Brando sock!

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM (/WEWH)

1211 Hello


Clean up aisle 1172

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM (zOTsN)

1212 You can dance if you want to.
You can leave your cares behind...

Cause' your friends don't dance,
and if they don't dance, well they're
no friends of mine.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM (brIR5)

1213 He did wait until he tasted my homebrew to propose. *srednop*

Woot! Gratz to ya!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM (m9V0o)

1214 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)


Yeah, yeah dt mtn dew coming through the nose hurts. Dammit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM (GEICT)

1215 i think some of you don't know the difference between an actual insult and something you just Take Offense at because you sort of enjoy Taking Offense and turning to the more Emotional Arts of Dialogue, specifically, the munchausen-syndrome-like exhibition of verbal wounds.

Sorry, an attack on Trump is NOT an attack on Trump supporters; it is simply the standard way people talk about politics. and an attack on Palin is not an attack on a Palin supporter; so, you know, all that crap about "Ace is attacking us when he disses candidates we like!" is simply nonsense.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (dciA+)

1216 But what if you kinda like both Boston and Foreigner sometimes?

Posted by: M1911 at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (ZxMIx)

1217 I have noticed that the comments lately lack the wit, humor and humanity that this blog was known for. Let's take a deep breath, and get back to the core. jasonj
Posted by: jasonj at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (Uvbw9)


We were all very funny earlier. Sorry you missed it.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (JvPqF)

1218 1172 That just describes Wednesday night in my house

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (LAliD)

1219 I really don't understand why someone would want to be President after Obama unless they have a very grandiose idea of what they can do to fix things, or they're just another narcissist. That is, because it's kind of like being a pastor in this sense-You're always happier to follow someone who was generally well liked (not idolized) an respected and who did a good job so you don't have a lot of messes to clean up and can build on what they had going. The person who follows Obama will have an epic mess to clean up. EPIC, even provided they can clean it up and provided that Obama doesn't try to nuke things even after he leaves so that Democrats can be seen as heroes in comparison.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (OSs/l)

1220 Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 11:07 PM

Danke

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (rHXGG)

1221 Okay serious you guys.

When this all started I was like Trump is a rodeo clown, he is doing some things of value lets recognize that and then he will flame out. I honestly thought the debate was the end of his road.

And here we are.

I was a Walker guy but he lost me. And that's because he pales in comparison to Trump. Wow, is that a revelation.
I am not bandwagonning but the guy is starting to win me over which maybe makes me an East European supermodel but there it is.

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (EMtSF)

1222 Re the court cases. From what I gather, the only thing is a footnote by Brennan *opining* that there could be no distinction between legal and illegal residents vis the "under the jurisdiction" clause.

That was just Brennan's opinion, just him talking, it was not in the majority opinion that counted as "what the Supreme Court says".

There is no ruling on where illegals babies are "under the jurisdiction" per the 14th. That question would have to itself be litigated.

Congress hasn't said anything, either, it's the executive that just gives automatic citizenship to illegal babies born here. The president can thus issue an executive order stopping the practice. He couldn't stop it for legal residents, as the Court has ruled on that, and he would have to follow who the law, as written by Congress, says must be a citizen.

But according to that piece, there is nothing like that which requires the executive branch to give citizenship to newborn illegal babies.

Once the EO to stop it was issued, it would immediately be challenged by the SJW lawyers and the courts would then decide the issue.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (dvuhZ)

1223 I know who dagny is. I like dagny. She's really smart. And kind of wicked, in a good way. I hope you stay around, dagny. I was sorry when you left.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (dFi94)

1224 No ONT.

It called the Morning Dump a douchebag without provocation and got banned.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (m9V0o)

1225 Just posting as 'Erg' is bannable.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 26, 2015 11:09 PM (oVJmc)

1226 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)

Years ago, dude. But good luck with that whole real discussion thing.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:09 PM (AjoTQ)

1227 So you're a Buddhist now. It's very good for your blood pressure, that whole non-involvement thing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (in4mh)
Well, not really. I'm still argumentative and insulting. Just not about politics. I did a 20 min rant today about my crew's food choices. It was both insulting and argumentative, and from the reviews, "dick-ish."
So the non-attachment thing isn't really spreading in my Not-Self.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:09 PM (mQoUp)

1228 I like Anal

I believe the term "butt stuff" would be more appropriate, under the circumstances.

Posted by: Megan at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (Dwehj)

1229 Does responding to one of the frequent comments that "Debbie Wasserman Schultz is hawt, and has an exceedingly nice posterior." with "I'd hit it." result in recriminations?

Posted by: I am Curious (Yellow) at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (sx/28)

1230 I evidently do not like trump as much as you. I don't hate him, but you find my enthusiasm for him inadequate.


I don't disagree: Trump, to his credit seems to be the coffee shot most people on our side of the fence want, but since at least half the field is realistically viable as candidates, and HALF of that half enough to warrant early enthusiasm, that's why I prefer to stay neutral on his candidacy.

Hard for me to believe that he flipped on a dime so fast and went from "Businessman that donated for access to everyone" to staunch Conservative...not saying he *couldn't* but it may be a wee bit more believable if he ran for an easier office, like say Gov of NYS or even Mayor of NYC.

Like it or not, he's going to have to have to work with a Congress that's in place if he won office in 2016...he can't fire them like on TV, and I think the nation as a whole has had enough of "Rule by Fiat" by a vainglorious figurehead.





Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (xj/Iq)

1231 I mean "nuking things" from the shadows with the help of Soros, etc.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (OSs/l)

1232 1225 No ONT.
-------------
It called the Morning Dump a douchebag without provocation and got banned.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (m9V0o)


And now the ONT is dead.

Bury it with a Longbow and a Confederate Flag.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (0NdlF)

1233 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)

She was/is a long time commenter, in very good standing, a year or so ago.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (in4mh)

1234 sorry that wasn't true -- I do know who dagny is. I recognize the name.

I just don't remember us squabbling.


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (dciA+)

1235 OK here's a strange question.


Gay Black murderer. NY Slime FINALLY covers story and covers it straight up. Mentions everything about the asshole and runs his ugly picture.



WSJ story doesn't mention much of anything, doesn't run his picture, doesn't mention is manifesto, etc.



Has the world turned upside down?

Posted by: Wonkette at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (0FSuD)

1236 Thank you for bringing some class and decorum to the blog. It was sorely needed.

Now where is the 'questioning'-gender restroom?

Posted by: Starflower at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (XAFOu)

1237 Same old Charles Johnson story...If you can`t take the heat, ban everyone from the kitchen...

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (R4vR0)

1238 Dagny, BTW, you make a cameo appearance in a novel.

http://goo.gl/T85DO0

Posted by: Caliban at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (3GFMN)

1239 *Lays down repeater fire*


Waits.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (LOGkc)

1240 If I told ace he had a luxurious and beautiful coat, would he hold it against me?

Posted by: The Unquiet Spirit of Don Rickles (and he ain't even dead) at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (QoA8Q)

1241 >>>Years ago, dude. But good luck with that whole real discussion thing.


okay, thanks!

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (dciA+)

1242 The best part of these periodic "purge the people who refuse to not behave like a-holes" threads is that those people seem to obediently line up in the thread to make the case for why they should be banned. Whatever happened to lying low for a while, like a bank robber whose name is on Wanted posters?

Posted by: Splunge at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (iMxBJ)

1243 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)



Ace, dagny has posted here before, many times.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (TEpA2)

1244 off anal wonkette sock

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (0FSuD)

1245 I watched The Lives of Others earlier and now this. Strange night.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (lU0bX)

1246 So the non-attachment thing isn't really spreading in my Not-Self.
Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:09 PM (mQoUp)


LOL! Baby steps.


How bad were the food choices?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (in4mh)

1247 Years ago, dude. But good luck with that whole real discussion thing.
Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:09 PM (AjoTQ)


All us little people look the same. Just sayin'.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (0NdlF)

1248 I like Anal

Posted by: Wonkette at August 26, 2015 11:06 PM (0FSuD)

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

Oh my. If you also think spitters are quitters you are probably in a loving relationship. :^)

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (ShdUd)

1249 What about wondering about Juan Williams' room temperature IQ? I thought I was going to have a meltdown watching The Five today and his obsequious and completely non-factual defense of Hillary and her email mess.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at August 26, 2015 10:48 PM

Once in a while he's like a blind pig and finds an acorn. On this he is an absolute shill for Hillary, comes across as an idiot.

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (o/90i)

1250 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)

No, I was insulted by a personal attack out of the blue. I left. I didn't return until tonight to celebrate irony.

And Trump is an unserious politician, he'll unravel at the first actual policy debate. Palin isn't qualified to be president. Neither of those are personal.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (AjoTQ)

1251 Thurston,

should I just ban you now?

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (dciA+)

1252 First Buzzion, then the ONT. It's been a hell of a day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (oZr5y)

1253 1238 Same old Charles Johnson story...If you can`t take the heat, ban everyone from the kitchen...

Hey I was banned by Chuckles...... There is absolutely no relationship to his "banning" and aces.... not even close...

Posted by: donna at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (hUdMz)

1254 1135 I used to insult and get insulted here quite a bit. I often found myself participating in the slow burn argument that descends inevitably into crude insults.

But I have to tell you, since I joined the Let It Burn crowed I just don't care enough to argue. I don't care enough to vote. And I do not care enough to interact with people who are passionate about politics. I find it strange now.

Cynicism is way more gooder. I'm not any less informed. I'm simply less involved. And you know what? Not a damn thing has changed because of it.
Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 10:57 PM (mQoUp)


------


This is stated better than my previous comment.


I have really warmed to Cruz, simply because I would delight in how many people that are screaming Trump is not conservative would immediately pivot to raging on Cruz. It would be really funny to me. Entertaining.


Elections past, I'd have been persuaded by electability arguments. Now, I do not care. I want that entertainment value.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (mhkbv)

1255 Dagny, I miss you. Call me.

Posted by: JohnGalt at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (ktt8p)

1256 1244
off anal wonkette sock


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (0FSuD)

Hey, we're not here to judge. Identify how you wish.

Posted by: Caitlyn J. at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (yxw0r)

1257 1235 WSJ story doesn't mention much of anything, doesn't run his picture, doesn't mention is manifesto, etc.

Possiblity 1: their story was too early, and they didn't know stuff.

Possibility 2: Eh, it's basically a business paper (I subscribe). Not really their beat.

Posted by: Splunge at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (iMxBJ)

1258 okay dagny, and now having appeared to bring up mystery insults without noting the context, you can depart again, having really scored here.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (dciA+)

1259 1252
First Buzzion, then the ONT. It's been a hell of a day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (oZr5y)

Did Buzzion write the ONT? Damn. I thought poo poo did.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (0FSuD)

1260 Does this mean we can no longer point out loose shit?

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (HeZ0H)

1261 1300!
!!!!!

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:15 PM (aMeMZ)

1262 The best part of these periodic "purge the people who refuse to not behave like a-holes" threads is that those people seem to obediently line up in the thread to make the case for why they should be banned. Whatever happened to lying low for a while, like a bank robber whose name is on Wanted posters?

I am Spartacus!

*FWOOM*

Posted by: Self-Righteous A-hole at August 26, 2015 11:15 PM (0NdlF)

1263 Still quiet.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:15 PM (LOGkc)

1264 1202 >>>I'm just amused. I rarely read him, but things were slow elsewhere. I had to drop by just to celebrate the sheer irony of Ace complaining about being personally attacked. It's like Megan Kelly hating on the "War on Women" and then using it to attack Trump (who I don't even like). I don't think personal attacks on the writers or other commenters on the right should be allowed. It's bad policy to have just invective as comments. But seriously, one has to not do it themselves or risk being seen as, at best, inconsistent.

dagny

i'm going to be honest -- i don't even know who you are.

Therefore, when you imply I've insulted you, I'm thinking you're one of those people who take a statement like "Trump is an unserious politician" as an indirect insult on yourself (the implication that you are therefore unserious).

Many people seem to want to take their Fake Outrage and Offense anywhere they can get it.

I don't know who the hell you are, so this apparent relationship we're having, in which you are the abused party, seems to me to be likely hallucinated.

So we'll see going forward if it's true that i insult you, or if you are one of the myriad Offense Takers who decides that my statement that Palin is not qualified to be president is somehow, in your imagination, an attack on you and, who knows, possibly your family and religion as well.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:05 PM (dciA+)



Nah ace. It's real or at least partly real. You gave her a warning for a comment you viewed as ambiguous towards being racist. You even said it likely wasn't how she meant it but it could be taken as that. And so she left and has been carrying a grudge against you for years because you haven't apologized for this slight that you didn't even really commit.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 11:15 PM (z/Ubi)

1265 1242 The best part of these periodic "purge the people who refuse to not behave like a-holes" threads is that those people seem to obediently line up in the thread to make the case for why they should be banned.
---------------------

Like when the Special Forces went on horseback against the Taliban in Afghanistan right after 9-11. They'd say "your mother sleeps with goats" and the idiiots would pop their heads up to say something and then BAM - head gone! They can't help themselves.

Posted by: Roy at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (fWLrt)

1266 Has the world turned upside down?

Posted by: Wonkette at August 26, 2015 11:11 PM (0FSuD)

It is a weird one.

I loved the BLM crowd getting their fuzzy panties in a bunch saying that since they're describing it as a disgruntled worker he HAS to be white.

Posted by: RWC- TEAM BOHICA at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (XAFOu)

1267 >>>All us little people look the same. Just sayin'.

oh god. Sorry that I don't remember all 1000 commenters.

Another bit of politics of resentment.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (dciA+)

1268 I have really warmed to Cruz, simply because I would delight in how many people that are screaming Trump is not conservative would immediately pivot to raging on Cruz. It would be really funny to me. Entertaining.

Oh, heavens, I've already seen numerous comments along the lines of "Cruz is a phony conservative."

Haters gotta hate.

IMHO effort is more productively spent trying to figure out which (if any) candidates you actually could support, rather than obsessing about which ones are Unclean.

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (JvPqF)

1269 Ace isn't 1172 the sort of comment you are talking about

Posted by: ThunderB at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (zOTsN)

1270 OMG, help me, here comes Megan with the strap-on again. Aiieeee. When you wish for butt stuff, be careful what you wish for, gentlemen

Posted by: Sore Ass Freshman at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (dvuhZ)

1271 should I just ban you now?

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (dciA+)
......
Certainly not my good man...my apologizes!

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (R4vR0)

1272 <<
since I joined the Let It Burn crowed I just don't care enough to argue>>


This is how I know I'll never be banned...again...I got banned once awhile back, but then I got hit in the face with the grace hammer.


But yeah, the whole "let it burn" thing...now days I just post shitty jokes to avoid curling up into a fetal position and weeping.


I don't see the point in getting worked up about inevitable doom, and it certainly isn't worth getting insulting over.


On the other hand, if you don't recognize that the Netflix Series "Wet Hot American Summer" is pure genius, then you're a pile of shit that will rot in hell.

Posted by: SGT York at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (sGNGt)

1273 I remember dagny, too. I thought she was collateral damage in some other banhammering shitstorm and flounced, but maybe it was a little more personal than that.

Posted by: Gem at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (c+gwp)

1274 To be fair, it's not like "dagny" is an unusual choice of screen name in these corners of the interwebz

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (7pbQd)

1275 Posted by: Dave S. at August 26, 2015 11:04 PM (mhkbv)

That's pretty close to how I feel about the matter. I've been burned so many times that I expect a knife in the back no matter who I vote for. The media, the Democrats, and the Establishment are all in it together, and they're all going brown-pants about one guy.


I've mentioned being Scot-Irish (among many other things) before, mine are a spiteful people. The ability to spite the backstabbers by voting for the candidate they're afraid of has an undeniable appeal to me.

Posted by: The Dentist at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (HalrA)

1276 >>>Nah ace. It's real or at least partly real. You gave her a warning for a comment you viewed as ambiguous towards being racist. You even said it likely wasn't how she meant it but it could be taken as that. And so she left and has been carrying a grudge against you for years because you haven't apologized for this slight that you didn't even really commit.

okay, i was wondering.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:16 PM (dciA+)

1277 Speaking of Wonkette, aka Anna Marie Cox, after all her anal stories, she has now become a Christian. God works in funny ways.




http://tinyurl.com/op5ur25

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (0FSuD)

1278 off anal wonkette sock

Really, phrasing isn't a thing anymore?

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (EMtSF)

1279 thank you, Ghost of Buzzion.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (dciA+)

1280 I think this whole thing was a scam to take our minds off of the ONT. No kitty or doggy videos, no quotes of the day, no nothin'. How will we ever get to sleep without our ONT fix?

Posted by: goon at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (gy5kE)

1281 I'll vouch for Dagny, Ace.

*kicks turf and whistles*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (oZr5y)

1282 Buzz, you're supposed to be dead.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (LOGkc)

1283 Ace

If this "Dagny" that posted is the same person that was a regular here for years, this has nothing to do with Donald Trump. Rather, you threatened her with a banning for a joke she made about another commenter saying something inappropriate (frankly). She took it personally (I think this was in 2013 or early 2014), and has been gone since.

A lot of commenters come and go, and that's life. I know of several that just left because of the frankly obnoxious PERSONAL tone of other commenters when there was a disagreement.
I hope this is where your policy is going. Sure, there is obnoxious banter between people here that are familiar with each other, but that is different than bluntly insulting someone for a disagreement. Which is where your policy appears to be going.
I disagree with some of your opinions and comments (so what a big deal that is, huh?) but calling the blog proprietor rude names is kind of beyond stupid. We all recall the gentleman who had a nic resembling a Chevy SUV, and how that went.
I wish we could get back to some of the funnier and wittier banter that existed 5-6 years ago. Or do we go to "The Hostages"?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (+1T7c)

1284 okay dagny, and now having appeared to bring up
mystery insults without noting the context, you can depart again, having
really scored here.





Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:14 PM (dciA+)

Respectfully, dagny is is good standing.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (TEpA2)

1285 Note to noobs:
I was here for Paul Anka.
I was here for the Dick Cheney threads.

I just don't comment much any more.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (HeZ0H)

1286 I watched The Lives of Others earlier and now this. Strange night.
Posted by: Phyllis Balzac


I first read that as The Livers of Others.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (W5DcG)

1287 What would really get the BanHammer rolling is if Ace did the ONT, tonight.

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (/WEWH)

1288 Whiskey bottle is empty, where'she the ont?

Posted by: Dae at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (OvUux)

1289 All us little people look the same. Just sayin'.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (0NdlF)


See, now your your assho...petulant boorishness is showing. Because ace cannot possibly "know" all his commenters.

I do not mean to be mean, just pointing out that ya kind of get things stirred up and may not realize it, because what you say is funny, but it comes across as rather Obama-in-bitchy-mood mode.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (in4mh)

1290 well, dagny, now that I start to remember your name, I remember having generally liked you being around, and have missed you.

So, while I can't remember this Caution I gave you over a comment I found to be ambiguous, I'd sure like if we could let bygones be bygones, and I'd sure like to have you back as an active commenter, if I could have htat.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (dciA+)

1291 Buzz, you're supposed to be dead.

Do not say his name three times.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (rwI+c)

1292 hey nom! Good to see you back.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (dciA+)

1293 How bad were the food choices?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:12 PM (in4mh)
Gas station garbage. Gluten bombs. Even some of those wet pasta meals that don't need to be refrigerated and last years.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (mQoUp)

1294 I hope this means that guy who always posts as "John Boner in Assless Chaps" gets banned.

Posted by: John Boner at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (u5gzz)

1295 Speaking of Wonkette, aka Anna Marie Cox, after all her anal stories, she has now become a Christian. God works in funny ways.




http://tinyurl.com/op5ur25


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:17 PM (0FSuD)


I will not look at that link.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (TEpA2)

1296 Off, dental sock.

Posted by: Cato at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (HalrA)

1297 I first read that as The Livers of Others.

Seems reasonable.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (rHXGG)

1298 1291 Buzz, you're supposed to be dead.

Do not say his name three times.

While looking in a mirror...

Posted by: donna at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (hUdMz)

1299 "Whiskey bottle is empty, where'she the ont?"



You won't find any easy whiskey at the ONT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:20 PM (LOGkc)

1300 1234 sorry that wasn't true -- I do know who dagny is. I recognize the name.

I just don't remember us squabbling.


Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:10 PM (dciA+)

That was a bad time in ace's life.

Yub Nub....not even once!

Just say no!

Posted by: RWC- TEAM BOHICA at August 26, 2015 11:20 PM (XAFOu)

1301 Once the EO to stop it was issued, it would
immediately be challenged by the SJW lawyers and the courts would then
decide the issue.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2015 11:08 PM (dvuhZ)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Careful publius, you are getting on board with new 'be rational' program a little too quickly.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 11:20 PM (NaeCR)

1302 1181 these are fuzzy lines. it sounds like you're just dressing up insults. the last one was kind of funny though and i'd probably allow it on entertainment falue.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:02 PM (dciA+)

falue?
failure or
value

'almost funny' seems it s/b failure

Posted by: socalcon at August 26, 2015 11:20 PM (lHASK)

1303 The Rules of Sandbox Debate:

1. I'm right.
2. You're wrong.
3. You're a doo-doo head.
4. So shut up.

Ace has invited commenters to share an Adult Debate. Civility, reason, and facts are required. Those seeking honest debate cheer, trolls and louts whine. Such is life.

Posted by: Tom M. at August 26, 2015 11:20 PM (G1SyS)

1304 so who was socking a regular today that
Mike Hammer called out?

who was the regular too?

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:20 PM (aMeMZ)

1305 This seems to be appropriate for this thread.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nu58pr8

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 26, 2015 11:21 PM (hVdx9)

1306 Anchor babies account for something like every 12th birth in the USA these days. I'd like to see the practice stop.

I know "immigrant parents" are about one of every 3 births in Iowa these days, but I don't know how many of the parents are here legally since hospitals make a point to not ask.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken


I'm not very coherent tonight or I would have added that I got that stat through a Breitbart link that I now don't have (sorry) and did not stress that my issue is that the present admin welcomes the anchor baby and is actually flying in extended family now from their native Country so that 1 anchor baby = 8 "immigrants". This is a weird twist on the legal visa path mentioned above by moki and a deliberate invasion aided and abetted by our elected leaders. I thought it was interesting that the "jurisdiction" thing was pointed out by Cruz as I actually learned something. As the the original poster noted it is the Executive Branch that is creating this issue. I actually read elsewhere, don't know if it is true, that 30% of the population of El Salvador now lives in the USA.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 11:21 PM (CLttm)

1307 >>>On the other hand, if you don't recognize that the Netflix Series "Wet Hot American Summer" is pure genius, then you're a pile of shit that will rot in hell.

i hear that's good... plus, bradley cooper.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:21 PM (dciA+)

1308 Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (mQoUp)

Oh, you're allowed to get pissy over wet pasta that lasts for years.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:21 PM (in4mh)

1309
HR is gettin married. Well we won't see her for about a year. And then the sex dies. She'll be back for the election.


Srsly, Congrats and Prosper.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 11:21 PM (ODxAs)

1310 can we still make fun of Cleveland brown fans?
I mean its the Browns

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:21 PM (2aatp)

1311 "Do not say his name three times."


I thought he was dead. Why would I do that?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (LOGkc)

1312 Weirdest ONT ever?

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (JvPqF)

1313 then it is agreed -- as in a divorce, we both come away winners!

What's to complain about?

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:49 PM (dciA+)
----


I'm not complaining, or insulting. I'm stating an observation. If I wanted to launch insults, it would be clear. You wouldn't have to deduce it.

I've lurked for YEARS both for the posts and the comments, and I raise my brow at how quickly you will write off someone "like me" that who simply disagrees with you and takes the time to explain why. Isn't that what you want? I'm in no way special, but I have read your blog and directed others to do so for years, and you're ready to "file papers" over one dispute? I explained something you wrote that gave me pause and why it did so - you don't have to apologize for it, but doing the brush off over it isn't very sporting.

There is a world of difference between insulting someone simply to get a rise out of them, or to hurt them, and challenging their position well enough to make them look bad.

This is best seen in talk radio - a radio host is not going to allow a caller to out-argue them or make them look bad - no matter how well-reasoned the caller. If the host looks bad, you are getting hung up on 'cause the host wants to keep hostin'. But that's the rub - hanging up on the caller doesn't protect the host's ego - it just exposes it. The listeners know when the host was bested, and he'd be better off just admitting it. Neal Boortz used to do that all the time.

It's your blog, but you rely on clicks to keep yourself in the Valu-Rite and Kaboom, and you have a lot of followers that pretty dam smart, informed and blunt. That's what makes this blog what it is. And that isn't always gonna be pretty, debate and discussion on the issues you address never is.

Don't let this policy become an excuse to hang-up.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (zBwYh)

1314 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (dciA+)

You are a good person, ace. That was awesome.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (in4mh)

1315 Wait a minute, we have multiple morons engaging in matrimony? That's totes awesome! Congratulations!

And if I've been misled, well, RINO curses, y'all.

Posted by: Fritz at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (KJ2mA)

1316 I will not look at that link.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (TEpA2)

Legit link. (Haven't read it, but nothing nasty)

And I want your hash!

Posted by: RWC- TEAM BOHICA at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (XAFOu)

1317 No mystery. I don't remember the reporter's name, it was so long ago, but he interrupted Obama which is just not done. It made headlines. I said that there were people on twitter outraged and that a black woman was already on twitter screaming for his head for disrespecting the president. You accused me of racism and said I'd dropped a "giant turd" on the thread.

Mystery solved. Bye.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (AjoTQ)

1318 1312 Weirdest ONT ever?

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (JvPqF)



Not even close.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (GEICT)

1319 Never left, Ace.
You are my Amazon portal.
Spend the kickbacks on disease-free Tijuana hookers and Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (HeZ0H)

1320 See, now your your assho...petulant boorishness is showing. Because ace cannot possibly "know" all his commenters.

See, that was directed at dagny, not ace.

She expected him to remember the specific way he upset her with some offhand-ish comment in some mass banning event.

The community remembers, and can retell the story. But that's not what registered on the other end. It's like a one-way grudge.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (0NdlF)

1321 HR is gettin married. Well we won't see her for about a year. And then the sex dies. She'll be back for the election.

Leave for the erection, return for the election.

Did I read that right?

BTW: Congrats, Miss Heather!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (YJmuy)

1322 I will not look at that link.


Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:19 PM (TEpA2)

No, do it's a real story by her in The Daily Beast. You will not be disappointed.

http://tinyurl.com/op5ur25

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (0FSuD)

1323 dagny,

how about you come back on a trial basis and i'll even allow you 2 unprovoked attacks on me?


(as long as they're not about my Drooping Balls which i'm ashamed of)

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:24 PM (dciA+)

1324 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:18 PM (in4mh)

*****

How are ya, Tammy?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2015 11:24 PM (tX3MJ)

1325
It occurs to me that ace has adopted the same policy towards commenters on his blog that Trump has adopted towards invaders in his country
You're comin' around, buddy!!! hahahahahaha

Posted by: MAx at August 26, 2015 11:24 PM (LAliD)

1326 Night like this, do you even need an ONT?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:24 PM (LOGkc)

1327 Vegeta. Nice dragon ball z reference.

Posted by: simplemind at August 26, 2015 11:24 PM (BTnAK)

1328 Not even close.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:22 PM (GEICT)


Well, considering it hasn't even really started yet . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (JvPqF)

1329 Is there still room for teh moron?
:-(

Posted by: HobbieHawk at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (AQ3lr)

1330 <<I was here for Paul Anka.

I was here for the Dick Cheney threads.
>>

Oh, are we doing this now?

Here since August of 2007...with a brief involuntary time out for about a month.

Posted by: SGT York at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (sGNGt)

1331 Good heavens. We're still arguing about whether Ace has the right to set the rules on his own blog?


Just don't insult individuals. Heck, there's even still a loophole for insulting individuals.


We had something good going about butt stuff in the last thread. Now, which "Megan" were we talking about?


Posted by: Just some guy at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (yxw0r)

1332 No, do it's a real story by her in The Daily Beast. You will not be disappointed.

http://tinyurl.com/op5ur25



Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (0FSuD)


I won't click on the link, because I don' trust you.

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (TEpA2)

1333 How does one go about getting Un-banned?

I haven't been able to post in, like, a month. I don't know what I did. Comment on an old post? -Coming in via a proxy at the moment.

Please, please, please.

-Artist Formerly Known As: Insert Clever Name Here

Posted by: this is where name goes at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (HdxSg)

1334 Columbus sailed the ocean

Posted by: derit at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (jT+gh)

1335 If someone posts an offending comment you should ban 10 random people, to like, set an example.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (lU0bX)

1336 (as long as they're not about my Drooping Balls which i'm ashamed of)

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:24 PM (dciA+)



"Jowls" Ace, your drooping "jowls".

I mean, I guess your balls could be drooping as well, I dunno.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:25 PM (GEICT)

1337 Megan Kelly going after Cruz with the anchor baby/deportation gotcha was disgusting. It isn't a yes or no question and she knew it.
It seems that just because he is on good terms with Trump she wants him destroyed too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (hVdx9)

1338 I feel the ont can wait

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (R4vR0)

1339 Wait. Ace is saying that accusing someone of "white knighting" runs afoul of his rule? So, these rules are the same as if any run of the mill SJW (also a bannable term, I suppose) would make?

I hope ace doesn't have a post on Gamer Gate or the Hugo's or I'm going to banned for sure. Especially if I'm posting from my phone and don't want to spend hours pecking away with my thumbs to prepare a treatise rather than using colloquialisms.

Posted by: gm at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (ytG1j)

1340 well i see blog grudges are like Klingon grudges, but without the quality of Klingon mercy

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (dciA+)

1341 I remember when dagny left. She was deep into low-carb at the time and I wondered if she wasn't being a little hormonal. But I missed our talks and held vigil for her.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (mQoUp)

1342 OK, I am outa here, I got a bunch of shit for Buzzion's wake that I have to put on Ebay.



The "Living Dead" what are you going to do with them?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (0FSuD)

1343 We have the ONT!

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (TEpA2)

1344 " Is there still room for teh moron?
:-("



Oh yeah. Just come on over here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2015 11:27 PM (LOGkc)

1345 Why do people assume that because Trump is up in the polls that that somehow means that conservatives think he's a conservative?

I don't understand that type of thinking.

I like a lot of things. Does that make all of them "Conservative" things?

Frankly assuming that I like someone makes them identical to how I label myself or generally my positions is very limited thinking. If it could be called thinking at all.

And where does it say that because Trump is up in the polls that somehow we "trust" him more or "believe" he's going to do what he says he's going to do?

It's like people can't understand that there are more reasons for a person to be up in the polls because those voting in those polls trust or believe what he's saying.

I personally just enjoy that he's brought out some important points that were going to be soft pedalled by the GOPe and that he's enjoying the heck out of himself and running whereas most of the others look like they've missed their last 2 or 3 bowel movements.

It's too early to be jumping up and down about who's "winning" the nomination. By at least 3 months. Maybe more.

Let's just enjoy the culling process and see who reveals they're true selves.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 26, 2015 11:27 PM (x3GpS)

1346 I would benefit from using smilies to communicate that "little people" is tongue in cheek.

But then that cuts down on the delivery if I'm just going to spam them into every comment. Thems the breaks.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:27 PM (0NdlF)

1347 Being a timid poster here for a long while, getting called a troll last week made me even more cautious to dip my toes in. I chalked it up to the heat of the summer. This seems to be the summer of high emotion everywhere, not just here.

My golden retriever Thor offers his hammer to Mr. Ace.

His brother Loki begs him to take it.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 26, 2015 11:27 PM (GzDYP)

1348 wait!!!!
ms radish is getting married?
some lucky bastard scored well

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:27 PM (2aatp)

1349


(as long as they're not about my Drooping Balls which i'm ashamed of)


---

Sometimes the weird little in-jokes around here are sweet and hilarious, like the untimely death of a good young man who did nothing wrong.

And sometimes they involve capital letters and Drooping Ewok Balls.

Blergh

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 11:27 PM (7pbQd)

1350 SGT York,
I got here in 2003 or so.
Boo!

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (HeZ0H)

1351 Ace, what if somebody calls Bradley Cooper a cocksucker?

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (waving ampersands furiously) at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (+XMAD)

1352 Just my $0.02...

I think that most Americans are so sick and tires of "professional" politicians trying to run both parties and shoving their agenda's up the public's squeak hole. I can only speak for myself, but I'm do damn tired of hearing "the anointed ones" tell us what we want to hear, then pushing their agendas through.

I also believe that we're looking for the "next" Reagan/Lincoln/Washington to get us on the right track and he/she isn't there right now. Some of the candidates are trying to get their message out, but are screwing it up, or we're seeing them trying to do the same crap once again.

What we need to do is sift through the BS and try to find the right candidate that can do the job... it may be Trump, Walker, Fiorina, Rubio, Jindal or someone else that we haven't thought of. Regardless of who wins the nomination, we need to support them - the DNC is going to try and shove HillBilly up our butts (if she can get the e-mail issue pushed to the back pages) or whomever they feel is best if she drops out.

This is Ace's place, and he's done a good job of keeping it sane through the years. We need to keep the discussions civil... when we let the trolls gain control, we stoop to the level of the Donks and their sites (LGF, Kos, Vox, DU, etc.).

BTW - this is still a smart, military blog...

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (4CIkV)

1353 I have been here since about 2004.

Crap that is a long time.

I did the ace of spades theme song, way back in the day.

When cowbell meant something.

When 100 comments was a long thread.

When we were all young and gay and didn't want everything to burn.

Those were the days, my friend...

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (EMtSF)

1354 >>> I would benefit from using smilies to communicate that "little people" is tongue in cheek.


sorry man i know more than anyone that tone does not come through online...


apologies, i just have it set in my head that you're out to peg me after the squabble earlier in the week. I'll try to calm my ass down.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (dciA+)

1355 1348 wait!!!!
ms radish is getting married?
some lucky bastard scored well


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

For now.

Posted by: Paolo at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (oZr5y)

1356 I see I have been afforded a reprieve for my most sarcastic, and caustic remark that in hindsight wasn`t meant to be taken in the harsh tone that it was presented...my apologises Ace, I was out of line!

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (R4vR0)

1357 These threads are fascinating.

I particularly like seeing a bunch of people who used to comment here pop in. Maybe a few more of these would get them to stay.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (OGm46)

1358 No, do it's a real story by her in The Daily Beast. You will not be disappointed.

http://tinyurl.com/op5ur25



Posted by: Nip Sip at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (0FSuD)




----------------
You're right. I read it and I wasn't disappointed. It's a wonderful statement of faith. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (dFi94)

1359 >>>>When we were all young and gay and didn't want everything to burn.


i did hear that you were gay

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (dciA+)

1360 1290
well, dagny, now that I start to remember your name, I remember having generally liked you being around, and have missed you.



So, while I can't remember this Caution I gave you over a comment I
found to be ambiguous, I'd sure like if we could let bygones be bygones,
and I'd sure like to have you back as an active commenter, if I could
have htat.

You could.

I spend most of my on-line time moderating National Review, but I could drop by now and again when they get too stuffy. The morons tend to have the better senses of humor. There is currently issues there among the mods about whether the white supremacist wing of the Trump supporters should be allowed to stay. They're nuts from the "right stuff". I'd like them gone, other mods are not as offended by them as I, and a few other more intelligent mods, are.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (AjoTQ)

1361 So is Charles Johnson going to be the new guest blogger?

Posted by: Sho Nuff at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (GyLbC)

1362 I'm not very coherent tonight or I would have added that I got that stat
through a Breitbart link that I now don't have (sorry) and did not
stress that my issue is that the present admin welcomes the anchor baby
and is actually flying in extended family now from their native Country
so that 1 anchor baby = 8 "immigrants".

I've had a lot of gin tonight, so please excuse typos, but I think I got my 1-in-3-in-Iowa from a Derbyshire piece. I can back it up with anecdotes--my dad recently retired from practicing medicine, and he had to take a "Spanish for health care professionals" class so he could communicate with parents while doing his assigned duty of checking out newborns (not delivering; he gave that up about 30 years ago when the malpractice insurance started costing more than he was making, just checking on the babies for the hospital where he was employed after someone else delivered them). And the local paper where my folks live--everytime I'm there about a third of the newborn announcements have one or more grandparents who live in Mexico or Central America.

I really don't know how many are on "agriculture worker" visas vs. how many are illegal, though--but I do know no one in Iowa gov't is going to ask.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (rHXGG)

1363 1351 Ace, what if somebody calls Bradley Cooper a cocksucker?

---

Well that's just leading the cobs on. Not cool.

Posted by: Jenny Likes Urban Legends at August 26, 2015 11:30 PM (7pbQd)

1364 so who was socking a regular today that
Mike Hammer called out?

who was the regular too?
Posted by: Jake
------

It was a lame joke (that failed) on my part re Buzzion, RIP.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 11:30 PM (9mTYi)

1365 It's like the scene between Fredo and Michael Corleone.

FREDO: Mike, you don't talk to Moe Green like that!

MICHAEL: Fredo, you're my brother and I love you. But don't ever take a position against the family again. Ever.

You can learn a lot from that movie, not the least of which is a great recipe for marinara sauce.

Posted by: Mike at August 26, 2015 11:30 PM (c056A)

1366 well i see blog grudges are like Klingon grudges, but without the quality of Klingon mercy

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (dciA+)

-------------------------------------------------------------
TP is better than Klingon mercy. TP wipes out Klingons

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 26, 2015 11:30 PM (ShdUd)

1367 Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:23 PM (0NdlF)

I apologize! I suppose my greater point is that things sometimes get taken the wrong way. (By dolts like me, especially)

And let me assure you, I am the worst offender.

I think I am being funny, or just telling a story, when in fact I am being too vulgar.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:31 PM (in4mh)

1368 ms radish is getting married?

some lucky bastard scored well


*rofl*
I'm going to tell him that.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:31 PM (rHXGG)

1369 Don't worry your fuzzy little head, Ace. Chicks dig droopy balls. And a sense of humor.
But mostly money.

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 11:32 PM (/WEWH)

1370 Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. But not like, homo close.

Posted by: Michael Corleone at August 26, 2015 11:32 PM (oZr5y)

1371 Has anyone mentioned longbows yet? Jehovah Jehovah...

Truth is, assholes gonna asshole. They are not entitled to a forum from whence they can asshole. As Eazy E once so eloquently stated, "so what about the bitch who got shot, fuck her, I don't care about a bitch I ain't a sucker". BTW, if I get one more fucking piece of mail from Jeb!, I may go postal.

Posted by: Jon in TX at August 26, 2015 11:32 PM (UBmyU)

1372 wait
there is a white supemisist wing of Trump supporters at NRO??

The same NRO that tossed
Couleter,
The Derb
and
Mark Steyn

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:33 PM (aMeMZ)

1373 if anyone is banned:

1. make sure you are banned. if you're banned by IP, you will get a message syaing "This IP has been banned." Cut and paste that and send that to me.

2. If you've been banned by hashtag, that's more serious, because that means it was probably intentional. If you were banned intentionally but wish to be unbanned, please explain the actual reasons for the banning (or what I claimed the reasons were, if you dispute them) and just tell me you won't do that crap again and send me the hash you were using when banned. I'll unban it.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (dciA+)

1374 1367 when in fact I am being too vulgar

!!!!!!!!
ummm, examples.....really dirty ones pls

hey tammy, long time lady

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (2aatp)

1375 @1360 we just witnessed a blog miracle

Posted by: blaster at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (EMtSF)

1376 <<i hear that's good... plus, bradley cooper.>>

The original film being his first feature. Seriously, the Netflix series actually makes the film better by either retconning or explaining everything...and I mean everything; there's a name uttered by Molly Shannon in the film that gets an entire story-line in the series.

Please enjoy this kick-ass trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlMTn_Jzok

Posted by: SGT York at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (sGNGt)

1377 Ace, what if somebody calls Bradley Cooper a cocksucker?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (waving ampersands furiously) at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (+XMAD)



The better question, my most cherished waver of ampersands, is what if they don't?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (in4mh)

1378 I think I am being funny, or just telling a story, when in fact I am being too vulgar.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:31 PM (in4mh)



Well I, for one, am stunned by this revelation.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (GEICT)

1379 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:28 PM (dciA+)

Thanks.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (0NdlF)

1380 Never ask me about my business, gay. Ok, just this one time. The Corleone family is completely legitimate in theater

Posted by: derit at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (jT+gh)

1381 Congrats to you HR! I wish you happiness.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (waving ampersands furiously) at August 26, 2015 11:35 PM (+XMAD)

1382 1361 So is Charles Johnson going to be the new guest blogger?

Posted by: Sho Nuff at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (GyLbC)

If it was you'd already be banned and all your comments disappeared.

Nowhere near Chuckles.

Posted by: RWC- TEAM BOHICA at August 26, 2015 11:35 PM (XAFOu)

1383 >>apologies, i just have it set in my head that you're out to peg me


Drop by the Sorority House, anytime!

Posted by: Megan at August 26, 2015 11:35 PM (/WEWH)

1384 Dagny, come back!

Posted by: Ace's Drooping Balls at August 26, 2015 11:35 PM (I9QUD)

1385 ummm, examples.....really dirty ones pls

hey tammy, long time lady
Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (2aatp)


You're just trying to get me banned, aintcha??

How are your ladies? I don't see you posting much about the young one and her guitar(s) much any more...or have I missed it?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:36 PM (in4mh)

1386 Congrats HR!

Posted by: RWC- TEAM BOHICA at August 26, 2015 11:36 PM (XAFOu)

1387 Ok

Posted by: conjob at August 26, 2015 11:36 PM (yd7Et)

1388 thurston,

nah np, but I thought you were sort of challenging me in a thread where i'm announcing policy, and if you do that, I sort of have to ban you, just to establish i'm serious.

but i didn't really want to and i'm glad i don't have to. so forget it!

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (dciA+)

1389 ohhhh
HR is getting married, not heather

my bad

see what happens when I leave for a while?

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (2aatp)

1390 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 11:30 PM


ok,

It really is to bad about Buzzion, his death seemed so fast

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (aMeMZ)

1391 Posted by: DonnaV. (waving ampersands furiously) at August 26, 2015 11:35 PM

DAnke


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (rHXGG)

1392 Well I, for one, am stunned by this revelation.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:34 PM (GEICT)



Your ass shoulda been banned in Verlander's 9th, just sayin'

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:38 PM (in4mh)

1393 i didn't actually WANT to ban kari, either, but she went to the personal insult route twice in a row in a thread where I'm saying unprovoked personal insults are grounds for banning, so, it's not like she was leaving me with a lot of options.

I honestly don't want to ban ANYONE; I just don't want threads dominated by 20 people who "moderate" the terms of discussion by insulting anyone who goes off the script they demand be read.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:38 PM (dciA+)

1394 >>> BTW, if I get one more fucking piece of mail from Jeb!, I may go postal.

Posted by: Jon in TX at August 26, 2015 11:32 PM (UBmyU)>>>

Count yourself lucky. Most of my correspondences (mainly email) come from Lindsay Graham! What on God's green earth did I do to make anyone think that I'd ever support him under ANY circumstance?! On the other hand, my wife gets stuff from Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I feel insulted. Almost as insulted as ace feels when y'all accuse him of white knighting for Meghan Kelly.

Posted by: gm at August 26, 2015 11:38 PM (ytG1j)

1395
ohhhh

HR is getting married, not heather



my bad



see what happens when I leave for a while?



Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (2aatp)

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

HR is Heather. Ya big dumb Cutler fan.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:39 PM (dFi94)

1396 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (rHXGG)




I need to send a bottle of wine or a gift certificate somewhere...

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:39 PM (TEpA2)

1397 Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:37 PM (aMeMZ)

in Idaho????

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:39 PM (in4mh)

1398 1260
Does this mean we can no longer point out loose shit?


Maybe more fiber in your diet?

Posted by: BlaxPac at August 26, 2015 11:40 PM (xj/Iq)

1399 Your ass shoulda been banned in Verlander's 9th, just sayin'

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:38 PM (in4mh)



Pffft. Verlander prob caught sight of Upton in the stands, thought "Damn I'm gonna hit that soon", got distracted and lost it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:40 PM (GEICT)

1400 HR is Heather. Ya big dumb Cutler fan.

My sister got primary custody, I wonder if I could go back to being HeatherRadish now. *srednop*

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:41 PM (rHXGG)

1401 1385 I needed a blog break badly
the girls are great
T still won't age and looks 30
nck is a sophomore!!!! she was quiet this summer since she didn't get to visit her grandma

on the bright side now she gets to play organized high scholl soccer and is trying out for the varsity team
she still plays but not as much.....her school is one of the hardest

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:41 PM (2aatp)

1402 110 "Your IP goes Kaboom."

ROFLMAO ... I can easily get a new one.
Posted by: gh at August 26, 2015 09:03 PM (YlqSL)


The TB3K MKII laughs at your sweet naivete.

Posted by: Maetenloch at August 26, 2015 11:42 PM (wqVD1)

1403 My sister got primary custody, I wonder if I could go back to being HeatherRadish now.


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



No. You'd have to be Mrs. HeatherRadish-hyphenkugenwhatever

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:42 PM (dFi94)

1404 Oh yes. It's all coming back to me. Dagny had been in ketosis for several weeks and was complaining about her intense monthly, em, stuff. I believe she also had something going on with her children - maybe a visit.

Anyway, she made the comment, ace accused her of racism, and she went all Blanche Dubois and swore never to return.

And just like that... she was gone.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (mQoUp)

1405


I evidentally do not like trump as much as you. I don't hate him, but you find my enthusiasm for him inadequate.





Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 10:54 PM (dciA+)

Ha! I am seeing Darth Vader references in there.

Posted by: NWConservative at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (yi8ar)

1406 'But I paid for an argument.'

Posted by: rayra at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (cKRAq)

1407 1395 HR is Heather. Ya big dumb Cutler fan.

damnit!!!
stop changing your names!!!
I need a catch up book

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (2aatp)

1408 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:40 PM (GEICT)


I'm starting to doubt you ever pitched. First of all, boy been getting that for quite some time, so I doubt she'd be all that distracting with a no hitter going.

Secondly, because I said so.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (in4mh)

1409 don'cha wish your girlfriend was hot like HR...

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (TEpA2)

1410 uh-oh. I'm going to ban myself. If you can throw around the F word, call Trump defenders "low thinkers" and then get snotty about replies then its just a matter of time before I end up on The List.

Adios, Ace, et al. Best of luck next November.

Posted by: Phil at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (DjpfO)

1411 Being a timid poster here for a long while, getting called a troll last week made me even more cautious to dip my toes in. I chalked it up to the heat of the summer. This seems to be the summer of high emotion everywhere, not just here.

Posted by: OldDominionMom
------------------------------
Hah!
I love it when that happens. I feel like I've been here forever.

I was called a troll by the beloved ATC not long ago when I called out some blatantly racist crAp.
She didn't recognize my hash (which changes daily, hourly, ever other thread). Then a few others piled on. Takes a lot to break into the cliques.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (pcSI6)

1412 I honestly don't want to ban ANYONE; I just don't want threads dominated by 20 people who "moderate" the terms of discussion by insulting anyone who goes off the script they demand be read.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:38 PM

(dciA+) causes a lot of problems. I think it's ripe for a banning.

My .02 cents.

Posted by: RWC- TEAM BOHICA at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (XAFOu)

1413 Ace is getting married?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (z/Ubi)

1414 No. You'd have to be Mrs. HeatherRadish-hyphenkugenwhatever

I asked; he said he likes "Senf."

But on my blog that I gave the URL to all our meatspace friends and relatives, he's OK with using his name.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (rHXGG)

1415 So is HR
Heather Radish?

or someone else


There is not supposed to be any math here

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (aMeMZ)

1416 1405 I don't hate him, but you find my enthusiasm for him inadequate.

sounds like my wife talking about me

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (2aatp)

1417 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:39 PM

yes

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:46 PM (aMeMZ)

1418 1405 I don't hate him, but you find my enthusiasm for him inadequate.



sounds like my wife talking about me

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:44 PM (2aatp)


Yet you're alive and well...

Posted by: Vendette at August 26, 2015 11:46 PM (TEpA2)

1419 saltydonnie

the examples of "arguments' you give consist of people personally insulting me by imputing my motives (a classic insult), and you claim my reaction to that proves "they must have been above the target."

How about, you're an asshole, and what that proves is that I'm tired of being insulted by the Trump people in any post I write finding fault with Trump?

How about, if that happens seven days running in a row, I get kind of fucking sick of it?

Do you imagine your cool would be perfectly intact if induced 20 co-conspirators to follow your ass around the internet, including at your work emails, personally insulting you out of the blue, seven days running?

If you said "Shut the fuck up" to us after seven days of that, would I be right that we must have been "directly above the target" with our constant insults?

Or would it just be you having ENOUGH of being insulted by lunatics?

As I said, you seem possessed of this idea that your stupid smears and insults are proof that you're "directly above the target" and that you're really *scoring.* Or rather, the fellows whose wit you so admire were, anyway.

This attitude suggests to me that insult is what you consider argument, and your existence under the new policy will be both brief and tense.

but, I guess, hope springs eternal.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:46 PM (dciA+)

1420 While we're on the topic, what causes cyanoacrylates to polymerize?

Moisture

Posted by: chemjeff at August 26, 2015 11:46 PM (2XMpf)

1421 Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:41 PM (2aatp)

I understand about the break. I take them now and then,t oo...not so much a break from the blog, as the news, which gets unbearable at times, yes?

I try very hard to hate your gorgeous T, but fail miserably! Us Southern girls gotta stick together! And I'm very glad to hear your daughter is doing so well, but shocked at her being in high school! Wow.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (in4mh)

1422 and her highness is home...time to make dinner
miss you all.....play nice and GO CUBBIES!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (2aatp)

1423 As someone who's been hot under the collar about the looming disaster I see in Trump, I apologize if I've contributed to any unease.

Posted by: DriveBy at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (C9Vc8)

1424 1394 >>> BTW, if I get one more fucking piece of mail from Jeb!, I may go postal.

Posted by: Jon in TX at August 26, 2015 11:32 PM (UBmyU)>>>

Count yourself lucky. Most of my correspondences (mainly email) come from Lindsay Graham! What on God's green earth did I do to make anyone think that I'd ever support him under ANY circumstance?! On the other hand, my wife gets stuff from Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I feel insulted. Almost as insulted as ace feels when y'all accuse him of white knighting for Meghan Kelly.

My condolences, sir, or madam, with all due respect.

Posted by: Jon in TX at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (UBmyU)

1425 I spend most of my on-line time moderating National
Review, but I could drop by now and again when they get too stuffy. The
morons tend to have the better senses of humor. There is currently
issues there among the mods about whether the white supremacist wing of
the Trump supporters should be allowed to stay. They're nuts from the
"right stuff". I'd like them gone, other mods are not as offended by
them as I, and a few other more intelligent mods, are.


Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:29 PM (AjoTQ)

That's interesting - before the first Obama election I did some dumpster diving into the stormfront and they were cool with him.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (NaeCR)

1426 I've lurked this blog for many years. I've seen names come and go. I usually add nothing to the discussion because I'm really here to learn and glean whatever I can from the tremendous bank of knowledge from ace and the moron horde, put forward with a type of humor that hits my funny bone. That being said good on you ace for trying to keep the level of discussion at just above gutter level. There are plenty of other places to go for that crap.

Posted by: Bosk at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (vvt1z)

1427 Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:46 PM (aMeMZ)


Hugs!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (in4mh)

1428 Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (mQoUp)

Too funny. That was great. And possibly true.

Posted by: dagny at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (AjoTQ)

1429 I'm starting to doubt you ever pitched. First of all, boy been getting that for quite some time, so I doubt she'd be all that distracting with a no hitter going.

Secondly, because I said so.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (in4mh)




http://staugustine.com/stories/030903/spo_1374686.shtml#.Vd6ItIvxhD4

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (GEICT)

1430 >> sounds like my wife talking about me


I don't know if I'm actually close enough to navycopie to tell the full joke.

but hypothetically, if i were talking to someone I knew better, I'd say

Don't take it personally; she talks about a LOT of guys like that

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (dciA+)

1431 So is HR

Heather Radish?


Yeah. Late 2013...my sister decides to leave her dipshit alcoholic abusive husband (full support here)...but she's seen some Lifetime movie about a woman who lost custody because of Twitter, so she threw a shit-fit about my posting about beer and politics...so I changed my handle and my Twitter and my Facebook to HR/Heide Radieschen beause I'm love my nephews but I'm not giving up my hobbies because my sister has shitty taste in men.

I lost my radishthegreat.com for awhile but the squatters didn't renew and I have it back.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (rHXGG)

1432 Posted by: Bosk at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM (vvt1z)

Just above gutter level...I like that.

Please come and play more often!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (in4mh)

1433
Being banned has turned my life around. I've met many wonderful folk at Camp Banhammer. Well... not really wonderful 'wonderful' in the usual sense, but rather, unique in their sociopathic being. I do not turn my back on them.

Perhaps "..turned my life around" doesn't accurately describe things. What I mean is, I now cling to sanity by the tips of my bitten fingernails.

Notes scrawled on the back of surplus East German Kaboom boxes with a nub of a pencil and passed through the wire to a sympathetic ex-pat Serb guard are my only means of communication. It seems he is a Moron. Go figure.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 11:49 PM (9mTYi)

1434 1404 Oh yes. It's all coming back to me. Dagny had been in ketosis for several weeks and was complaining about her intense monthly, em, stuff. I believe she also had something going on with her children - maybe a visit.

Anyway, she made the comment, ace accused her of racism, and she went all Blanche Dubois and swore never to return.

And just like that... she was gone.
Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:43 PM (mQoUp)



Well there was someone in the thread that actually did say something racist. And that set ace off so he was already fired up about a stupid racist comment.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 26, 2015 11:49 PM (z/Ubi)

1435 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (GEICT)


OH, you... I was joshin' with ya!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:50 PM (in4mh)

1436 I really don't know how many are on "agriculture worker" visas vs. how many are illegal, though--but I do know no one in Iowa gov't is going to ask.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken


That is the problem though isn't it? After many years as an ER physician I never asked anyone if they were legal or not. It was not the place. My job was to treat every life the same and in that setting I don't care. But most Americans have acted the same way for decades and now, if true, we have a third of another Country living here mostly illegally and our betters want more and we had better shut up and take it. I can't even wrap my head around what that means. It's like if during the night a third of Alaska snuck across the border into Canada. Would Alaska really even still exist then?

Posted by: Daybrother at August 26, 2015 11:50 PM (yN8fd)

1437 1340 well i see blog grudges are like Klingon grudges, but without the quality of Klingon mercy
Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:26 PM (dciA+)

--
The quality of mercy, like all Shakespeare, is better in the original Klingon.

Posted by: cobrownell at August 26, 2015 11:50 PM (oef2I)

1438 One more thing before i hit the hay - to navycopjoe if you're still here ....



Tried to get tickets for the Cubs/Cards series in a couple of weeks down at Wrigley. Imagine my level of success.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:51 PM (dFi94)

1439 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:47 PM


!!!!

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:51 PM (aMeMZ)

1440 Columbus sailed the ocean too

Posted by: derit at August 26, 2015 11:51 PM (jT+gh)

1441 >>Adios, Ace, et al. Best of luck next November.


Vaya con Dio, mon frere.

Posted by: Megan at August 26, 2015 11:52 PM (/WEWH)

1442 btw ont went up 30 min ago

Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:52 PM (aMeMZ)

1443 OH, you... I was joshin' with ya!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:50 PM (in4mh)



Ha! I know you were.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at August 26, 2015 11:52 PM (GEICT)

1444 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:48 PM (dciA+)


Dude, he's a Bears fan and a Democrat. I"m not sure it's possible to insult him further.

(I'd cut a bitch if I thought you meant it though, cause T is da shit.)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:53 PM (in4mh)

1445 >>>my hash (which changes daily, hourly, ever other thread).


why does that happen? i can be sitting in the same spot, with the same stupid ipad and it changes.

Posted by: north and judd at August 26, 2015 11:54 PM (0z/89)

1446 1430 I don't know if I'm actually close enough to navycopie to tell the full joke.

ace, ive been here since 2005, youre like my hairy little brother
you can say anything

1438 believe it on not, my sister got some and i'm going for my 50th bday!!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:54 PM (2aatp)

1447 While we're on the topic, what causes cyanoacrylates to polymerize?

Moisture
Posted by: chemjeff
------------

Okay. Well, I figured that was why they bond skin so quickly. I'll have to try dripping a drop into a glass of water.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2015 11:54 PM (9mTYi)

1448 btw ont went up 30 min ago
Posted by: Jake at August 26, 2015 11:52 PM (aMeMZ)


Gotta say I am a little nervous about being on the ONT tonight.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:55 PM (in4mh)

1449 navycopjoe is a democrat and cubbies fan. He can take a beating and will probably ask for another lash without malice.

Posted by: Fritz at August 26, 2015 11:55 PM (KJ2mA)

1450 >>Well there was someone in the thread that actually did say something racist. And that set ace off so he was already fired up about a stupid racist comment.


Probably Baldilocks.

You know how racist she is...

Posted by: Garrett at August 26, 2015 11:56 PM (/WEWH)

1451 1438 believe it on not, my sister got some and i'm going for my 50th bday!!!!



Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:54 PM (2aatp)
------------------------

No WAY!! You took my seats !!!

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:56 PM (dFi94)

1452 1444 cause T is da shit.)

yes she is
remind me later to send you the legendary 40th bday picture
its amazing

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:56 PM (2aatp)

1453 Sure a lot of comments for a little clarification on how the comments will be reviewed.

Posted by: Heltau at August 26, 2015 11:56 PM (MXPs3)

1454
I hope Dagny comes back, she always had interesting comments.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 26, 2015 11:57 PM (ODxAs)

1455 >>Well there was someone in the thread that actually did say
something racist. And that set ace off so he was already fired up about a
stupid racist comment.


I hope it wasn't me. That would be awkward.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 26, 2015 11:58 PM (mQoUp)

1456 1451 i'll take good care of them for you

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:58 PM (2aatp)

1457 i hate you.

you know who you are.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at August 26, 2015 11:58 PM (dFi94)

1458 okay, chicken titties must go in
i'll see ya'll on the ont

GO CUBBIES!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 26, 2015 11:59 PM (2aatp)

1459 (((((((HUGS)))))) back at ya

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 27, 2015 12:00 AM (2aatp)

1460 What if we don't accept Clinton's stated reasons for not using State's email servers instead of her own private servers and instead impugn her motives, accusing her setting up the private servers to avoid transparency? Or of Lois Lerner and her crashed hard drive? We don't have proof of the motives that we are accusing them of, but we think that the circumstantial evidence supports an allegation. Is that a "classic insult?"

Posted by: gm at August 27, 2015 12:01 AM (K0tm3)

1461 >>the legendary 40th bday picture



Zelda has nothing on T.

Posted by: Garrett at August 27, 2015 12:01 AM (/WEWH)

1462 Gotta say I am a little nervous about being on the ONT tonight.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 26, 2015 11:55 PM (in4mh)

*****

Yep, chillin' down here for now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 27, 2015 12:03 AM (tX3MJ)

1463 1286:I first read that as The Livers of Others.


That was a movie about David Crosby.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 27, 2015 12:03 AM (NGd+i)

1464 I can't believe there are actually people who are "flouncing" from the blog.

All butthurt because being a dick is "suddenly" verboten.

Listen up you spineless little girls; being a dick is never cool and never smart nor does it help you prove your point. If you even had one.

So go ahead and get all butthurt that you won't be allowed to be dick to others while trying to come up with a cognizant argument to counter someone's statements.

Plus some of these folks getting all 1st amendmenty and leaving cause suddenly the blog has become a hostile environment? I've never seen or heard of them whenever I've been reading/commenting.

Somehow, I don't think we'll miss them much.

Glad you volunteered your removal. More room for the rest of us.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 27, 2015 12:04 AM (x3GpS)

1465 Another reason to love this place. Thank you.

Posted by: 4 Corners Fan at August 27, 2015 12:07 AM (DbqVL)

1466 Glad you volunteered your removal. More room for the rest of us.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 27, 2015 12:04 AM (x3GpS)

Somebody way way way upthread noted how there was a threat of banning, followed by a counterintuitive pushing of luck by a group of commenters.
combined with your comment, leads me to believe that just the credible threat of deportation(banning) could cause a rather large self deportation response.
Either that or it is late and my thinking is none too good.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 27, 2015 12:12 AM (kKHcp)

1467 Thanks for doing this Ace. Lurker/briefly a commenter in 2012, but the pervasive personal insults were off-putting to say the least.

Posted by: dougwiseintx at August 27, 2015 12:14 AM (sUlQg)

1468 I think the problem is a conflation:

Ace insults Trump, a public figure

Trump supporters insult Ace back, because they regard Ace as a public figure too.

And I'm not a Trump fan - I think he is a center-left celebrity blowhard, but I like how he is forcing the gone-wobbly field to address the concerns of the base.

Posted by: Fen at August 27, 2015 12:15 AM (LzTHP)

1469 Test..Testing

Posted by: Covert Revolutionary at August 27, 2015 12:24 AM (dgKBI)

1470 i learned in landscaping growing up that if you didn't deal with weeds they took over everything and pretty soon all you have is weeds. True liberty requires boundaries and process or else it strangles itself to death. This is the right way to go, ace.

Posted by: Akelm88 at August 27, 2015 12:24 AM (BelrK)

1471 This is really late, I know. I lurk here daily and virtually never comment. This is one of the few blogs where the comments are readable. HotAir, The Blaze, Takimag and so many others are horrible. By the second comment you are hip dip in swill. By the tenth comment, you're over the drop off, heading into the abyss. Thank you, Ace and all the cobs, for your hard work at keeping this a place of intelligent conversation.

Posted by: Terentia at August 27, 2015 12:28 AM (reqJm)

1472 I just came back for an answer to the polymerizing question.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 27, 2015 12:36 AM (oZr5y)

1473 Great idea, Ace. I stopped commenting a long time back because of the unnecessary insults meted out here on occasion. Oh! Wait. That was you gratuitously insulting me. Back to my corner.

Posted by: madtom at August 27, 2015 12:38 AM (LxAJh)

1474 1473!

Go, Ace!

Posted by: DM at August 27, 2015 12:41 AM (j/tOh)

1475 Agree or die!

Posted by: Your Creepy Uncle at August 27, 2015 12:50 AM (sMw+z)

1476 "I am tired of being afraid to speak my piece on my own website for fear of the drive-by assholes attacking me out of the blue; I imagine many of you are as well."

Afraid?, Fear? I dont think those words mean what you think they mean.

Posted by: Terri at August 27, 2015 12:50 AM (ydgnS)

1477 Any anger in the comments section is just a reflection of this site becoming a mirror image of post-Bush reelection lefty blogs with its level of hysteria.

Which would be one thing if Ace&co. were hardcore right-wingers, but like a commenter upthread alluded to they aren't -- in fact their actual policy positions come out fairly RINO-ish -- so it's just content-free Rage Against the Elites for I don't know why.

Posted by: J.dot at August 27, 2015 01:13 AM (Pa4eZ)

1478 Damn. Vic takes a few days off and the blog blows up.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at August 27, 2015 01:34 AM (Bbcs8)

1479 This one thread, has more comments than a month of red state.



My biggest problem is i love when ace gets down and nasty.


I mean, i was told by ace to go fuck myself when i pointed out what the official policy of trump was on pp and pointed out Cooke's misrepresentations.


That's ok, i prefer to have it out. Anyway, one man's observation.


Night.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 27, 2015 01:35 AM (VMZsK)

1480 Was going to point out the hypocrisy of Ace banning anyone for the same shit he's been pulling for years then it hit me, "It's my football and you can't play with it."

Yea, we get it.

Posted by: Frankenstein Government at August 27, 2015 01:54 AM (+9ILm)

1481 #446: Ace, I love your blog, and I appreciate what you do here.

But... frankly, I find your expanation of the disappearing WeirdDave posts a bit lacking.

I like his posts. I find them thought-provoking even when I disagree with him.

I guess what I'm getting at, here, is... why do you even trust WeirdDave with the keys to the blog if you're just going to trust someone else's snap judgement that pretty much everything he posts that isn't about gardening isn't acceptable?

Why not tell whoever it is that disappears the posts that you trust WeirdDave and actually want his input on your blog?

Why do you even let him post new threads here if you don't actually trust him?

I've never seen a post from him that, say, for example, expressed an opinion on an adverse party in a lawsuit involving you. To my knowledge, anyway.

I just find it odd that you... outspoken and awesome you, with whom I've had some good and fun arguments on a few occasions... give a guy keys to the blog, then some third party disappears pretty much anything he writes that isn't about heirloom tomatoes, and when asked about it you just pull a Pontius Pilate and "wash your hands of it."

Frankly... I, for one, wouldn't want to write under conditions like that, knowing that the guy who hired me wouldn't have my back if one of his other subordinates scrubbed pretty much everything I wrote without explanation.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at August 27, 2015 02:56 AM (wKc1L)

1482 ace takes it up the poop chute

Posted by: aces buttcam at August 27, 2015 03:21 AM (rP4wG)

1483 697 Hey everybody, what I miss?

[reads Ace's post]

[reads comments to said post]

[looks around sheepishly]

Well then, I guess there's really only one thing left to say about your new banning policy:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.


Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at August 26, 2015 10:05 PM (gabD4)



WTF?!?!? Go get your own dumbass self banned and leave me out of it.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2015 03:23 AM (NLkSN)

1484 Ace's gay bar. Ace's gay rules. I'm gay with that.

Posted by: Kate Lynn at August 27, 2015 03:26 AM (rP4wG)

1485 Looks like Ace has just whipped up a whole lotta extra work for himself.

Hope the edginess ain't lost here though!

Posted by: In Awe at August 27, 2015 03:29 AM (aXCDY)

1486 Finally! I'm so tired of being called a moron. This Ace bonehead is right on this ultimatum.

Posted by: cortezoid at August 27, 2015 03:38 AM (e3KKU)

1487 >> Go to whatever site you like that gives personal invective free reign.

Oh right, there are none! Gee i wonder why.

Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 09:00 PM (dciA+)

Wrong ace. Check the Daily Caller comments on any topic having to do with Trump, teh gays, abortion, #blacklivesmatter & various other emotional issues. It looks like most of the comments are ad hominem insults against other commenters (or against anybody in abstract who disagrees with the "correct" opinion). I don't know if there's anything that gets banned there.

Leftist trolls like the Daily Caller, where they can exchange abuse with similarly minded rightists. So if any AOSHQ commenters feel emotionally deprived by the new banning policy, try venting some of your angst at the Daily Caller (with plenty of leftist trolls to insult). Maybe after you've released your bad water at DC, you'll be calm enough to post reasoned arguments at AOSHQ.

BTW, I too have the character flaw of enjoying slinging insults at political oponents now and then. I don't feel guilty about having the same character flaw as lots of other people, but I know when it overrides my intelligence, the Daily Caller is where to sling insults, not here. I think it's a good workaround for other AOSHQ commenters with that character flaw (even if you don't consider it a character flaw).

Posted by: gensec at August 27, 2015 04:07 AM (O+6LQ)

1488 11.
Doesn't she mind being called that?

Posted by: Mr. Rogers at August 27, 2015 05:48 AM (9HJf4)

1489 Good

Posted by: bestie21 at August 27, 2015 05:50 AM (fIz+0)

1490 By this logic, if Trump were posting his juvenile little butt hurt tweets on this site instead of Twitter, he'd be banned!

But, hey...Ace's site, Ace's rules.

Posted by: DRayRaven at August 27, 2015 06:01 AM (q4f8l)

1491 I don't actually mind being attacked for my ideas but
This astroturffing by people that think they own the forum is poison to open discussion. I can take being taunted because they don't agree with me but for 12 people to jump in and say "This is our site is ours who are you?" Who the fuck are you? A lot of us post things in the comments maybe semi-monthly.

I don't know Ace or any of the other mods but I've always considered this an open forum where I can read and talk about politics.

The format works and it has impact. I can see ideas including things I've said actually develop into bigger memes that wind up on fox news. Maybe I'm crazy but I really think the people that make decisions read this blog and are influenced by it.

Posted by: bestie21 at August 27, 2015 06:01 AM (fIz+0)

1492 Whoever wields this ban hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!

Posted by: Odin at August 27, 2015 06:05 AM (sCOy8)

1493 >>>545 Cob-logger is an old and funny joke.
Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2015 09:48 PM (u+PLX)

Seconded. I love it.

Posted by: m at August 27, 2015 06:20 AM (ELEPX)

1494 So, just plain insults, without any relation to political views are ok? So, like, I can call you a F*cker all I want, as long as it doesn't seem to bear any relationship to politics? Or especially if it is funny, you bat-eared piss-whistle?

Love and bites,
Sox

Posted by: Sox the Cat at August 27, 2015 06:22 AM (2wsbQ)

1495 You know this will provoke a race war.

Posted by: Vester's Normal Side at August 27, 2015 06:23 AM (25kEa)

1496 Love You, Love Your Show.

Posted by: ELD at August 27, 2015 06:30 AM (ca2V+)

1497 Thank you Ace for preserving a slice of the old internet of the first decade of the century. I miss it, but coming here I get a sense of continuation. Most free comment blogs form a tribal identity and chase me out eventually, because I'm not an 'Objectivist' for example. Anyway I'll drop in at odd intervals and say a few things which may or may not make sense. But I'm not going to tell you or anyone what to do, happy to be indulged, or not.
And I'm up here in my room on a small mountain in Australia, surrounded by canyons, wallabies, wombats etc with my collection of aboriginal axes on the desk in front of me, the name of my town is an aboriginal word meaning blue skies, so there's that.

Posted by: bruce at August 27, 2015 06:41 AM (CDJHJ)

1498 I bet I can still say I really think John Kasich is going to be president. I bet I can say I want to make a Hillary/Huma sandwich on my lunch break. I bet you can call me fucking dumb and criticize me for having creepy fetishes as long as you have a point and/or are funny.

The problem I've had (and I am most definetly not Ace or a coblogger) is people have been saying shit like "When they have I seen your nick before". A lot of us don't post that much content but we post.

That fucks up new posters or infrequent posters because it makes them feel like they aren't part of this secret club.

Posted by: bestie21 at August 27, 2015 06:49 AM (fIz+0)

1499 How about those "Orioles?"

Sorry. I thought you said "Oreos."

Posted by: Ms Cookie at August 27, 2015 06:50 AM (SJ184)

1500 471 452 moxley is that you???

Er, no.

Posted by: m0x at August 27, 2015 07:13 AM (aPj+M)

1501 1491
I think you're right.

Posted by: bopiddy at August 27, 2015 07:36 AM (9HJf4)

1502 "If this blog is too fast for you -- if people making arguments you might disagree with is just too painful for your mind to take"

These two phrases are not the same thing.

As someone who only ever does drivebys and never engages in actual discussion, I can state that it absolutely is because things are "too fast". Every piece that gets posted gets a flood of comments, one after another, very swiftly, for about a day. Then the comments dry up very swiftly because the crowd has migrated to a more recent piece, where comments are once again getting posted very swiftly. The net effect is that there is no actual long-term discussion on any one topic except for the people who happen to be online and paying attention to the blog at the moment it is posted and for several intense hours afterward.

Comments posted after the rush are simply never addressed, nor, for the most part, even read.

This is not a formula for any sort of intelligent discussion.

Posted by: Rollory at August 27, 2015 07:46 AM (z2L/U)

1503 Fair enough. But parts of your post seem to violate your new policy...

Posted by: Ironyness at August 27, 2015 07:56 AM (nFICN)

1504 Here is a excellent example. In the 8/24 ONT, posted at 11 PM, Maetenloch reports that Moogalian wasn't given the Legion d'Honneur. I, having better things to do than relentlessly post all night, saw this the next morning and posted a correction at 7:24 (the fact that Moogalian DID get the medal has been reported in multiple French-language news articles, it should be absolutely trivial to verify). Not one other person in that thread posted that fact in the eight intervening hours. My comment was the second to last comment in that thread, receiving no responses. The error in the post itself has never been corrected.

Now admittedly something calling itself the "Overnight Open Thread" is rather particular and could be expected to have a lifetime of that sort. That said, 1) the fact that nobody participating in the discussion was capable of noting and correcting such a blatantly false statement, and 2) the fact that such an important correction to a post on this site is made so extremely swiftly (the only intervening time was one of your target audience's country being mostly asleep) and yet utterly ignored/missed, both are very typical of how discussions on this site actually work and of their quality.

I use that example because it's recent, similar cases happen at least once a week here, often multiple times a week. It seems to be something you have absolutely no interest in addressing in any fashion. Therefore any claim as to the high quality of discussion here can only be regarded as bullshit.

Posted by: Rollory at August 27, 2015 08:02 AM (z2L/U)

1505 Posting on a private site is a privilege not a right, and when one abuses said privilege they should face the consequences. We do not allow people to walk into our homes and verbally abuse us, well I don't.

Posted by: Rose at August 27, 2015 08:30 AM (/1Oxb)

1506 Maybe I'm crazy but I really think the people that make decisions read this blog and are influenced by it.
Posted by: bestie21 at August 27, 2015 06:01 AM (fIz+0)

I wish decision-makers read this blog--or, for that matter, any of the fine right-of-center blogs out there, but I'm pretty sure they don't. Remember pollster Fred Luntz's surprise when he discovered that rank-and-file, conservative-leaning Republicans were highly pissed off and ready to retaliate against Whiggish, go-along and get-alongRepublican leadership? That should not have been a surprise. Remember Rubio's recent comment that we are not an angry nation? Now there's a man who is not paying attention.

There's a massive disconnect between political elites and the grassroots. It's an old movie: a jaded aristocracy ignores warning signs from below, diasaster ensues, but we seem to be stuck in a hell where we get to watch the reruns over and over.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 08:32 AM (XHR9b)

1507 "There will be no more derogatory insults about the Yanks!"

"Would ordinary insults be acceptable, Sir?"

- The Devil's Brigade

Posted by: Rusty Bill at August 27, 2015 08:34 AM (OweXm)

1508 As I was reading "The Policy," your use of "assholes" caused my mindless wandered to your subsequent link: http://kottke.org/15/08/chimpanzees-and-monkeys-have-entered-the-stone-age

Posted by: Marooned Maroon at August 27, 2015 08:39 AM (hTHAs)

1509 Was the title changed? When I first read it I could have sworn it said, "Trump Supporters Will be Banned." Weird.

Another "Ace insults his readers, banhammers some of them, and threatens to ban anyone who uses insults like he did" thread. Seems tropical storm menses has landed. Again. Has it been 6 months already? Time to break out the sun therapy lamp. Or some midol.

I'll cut you some slack since you're dealing with the lawsuit but really this lax attitude for months followed by one random night of banning people shit is getting old.

Posted by: Achilles at August 27, 2015 08:44 AM (85/zS)

1510 And I'm up here in my room on a small mountain in Australia, surrounded by canyons, wallabies, wombats etc with my collection of aboriginal axes on the desk in front of me, the name of my town is an aboriginal word meaning blue skies, so there's that.
Posted by: bruce at August 27, 2015 06:41 AM (CDJHJ)

'Sure are lots of cornfields here in Indiana,' he said, stifling a sob.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 08:44 AM (XHR9b)

1511 Go back and read Ace in Strother Martin's voice.

"Any man forgets his number spends a night in the box. These here is your spoons. Any man loses his spoon spends a night in the box. Any man playing grab-ass or fighting in the building spends a night in the box...."


Change that to "spends a night in the barrel"
and I think that would keep most folks on the straight and narrow.

Posted by: JT at August 27, 2015 08:56 AM (Lxq51)

1512 Ace: The silent majority of readers are with you on this. Also, probably most of the long-time readers.

Posted by: dan-O at August 27, 2015 09:45 AM (ByqK7)

1513 Eep.

Posted by: eforhan at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (jRUmR)

1514 Don't do it Ace. Censorship is strictly a facet of the left. While certain posts may piss you off, the subsequent bloggers will take care of whatever assholes may have put them up.

Posted by: Libra at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (GblmV)

1515 Ace: I feel for you, I started feeling wary of posting on my own site due mostly to liberals. I shut the SOB down, and now I have a lot less stress in my life

Posted by: Rob in Katy at August 27, 2015 10:49 AM (uaYXs)

1516 I have been working too much to comment, but someone has to pay the country's bills.

Posted by: SouthTexas at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (/orPj)

1517 1512 Ace: The silent majority of readers are with you on this. Also, probably most of the long-time readers.


Thumbs up on that.

Posted by: bestie21 at August 27, 2015 11:20 AM (fIz+0)

1518
"Criticism is fine, but note that in criticism, ideas are discredited, not the person offering the idea. "
Funny - that's exactly what got me banned from Red State.

Posted by: DamnCat at August 27, 2015 11:20 AM (j6ghf)

1519 Amen. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: pflco at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (mPvks)

1520 >>>
1490 By this logic, if Trump were posting his juvenile little butt hurt tweets on this site instead of Twitter, he'd be banned!

But, hey...Ace's site, Ace's rules.
Posted by: DRayRaven at August 27, 2015 06:01 AM (q4f8l)>>>

Actually, if you called a member of an AoS Protected Class "juvenile" and "butt hurt," YOU would be banned. Lucky for you, Trump and, evidently, Trump supporters are not members of the AoS Protected Class, so insult away. These rules are awful reminiscent of SJW rules.

Posted by: gm at August 27, 2015 11:31 AM (K0tm3)

1521 Actually, if you called a member of an AoS Protected Class "juvenile" and "butt hurt," YOU would be banned. Lucky for you, Trump and, evidently, Trump supporters are not members of the AoS Protected Class, so insult away. These rules are awful reminiscent of SJW rules.

Easy solution. Build your own blog.

It'll be YUUUUUUUGE.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (0NdlF)

1522 I used to administer and moderate a big Ravens message board. I won't claim I did it as well or as wisely as might if I were doing it now, but I did learn a lot - enough to know I have zero interest in doing a job like that again.

Generally, it's not a great idea to publicly announce you're going to enforce rules more strictly. It generates comments like many of the ones in this thread - complaining, carping, and accusations of favoritism for some viewpoints and posters over others.

It's better to do it on the down low, but do it consistently and uniformly without regard for who is who or what side of a given issue they're on. You still get rid of the trolls and the assholes without causing all the angst and division.

That said, I have no actual problem with anything Ace said.

Posted by: DRayRaven at August 27, 2015 11:45 AM (9YRwm)

1523 >>>Easy solution. Build your own blog.

It'll be YUUUUUUUGE.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (0NdlF)>>>

How is that a solution? Your comment doesn't make the least bit of logical sense. Ace can do whatever he wants. He can even be a SJW if he wants. What do I care? I don't. Just pointing out the facts, bubba.

Posted by: gm at August 27, 2015 11:58 AM (K0tm3)

1524 Should've ended the post with a "BUT FIRST YOU WILL BLOW ME!!!"

Posted by: Mel Gibson at August 27, 2015 12:02 PM (ILfVM)

1525 Tim Tebow can kick Trump's butt.

Posted by: Kurt Duncan at August 27, 2015 12:06 PM (c/F3T)

1526 I think we have all lost sight of the fact that President Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Bobby K at August 27, 2015 12:17 PM (NUeGK)

1527 >>>That said, I have no actual problem with anything Ace said.
Posted by: DRayRaven at August 27, 2015 11:45 AM (9YRwm)>>>

I'm confused. If you have no problem with what he said, why did you break the rules? Or, are you sure that they will only be applied to the non-protected class - the other: the Trump supporters? If that is the way things are going to go down, it seems rather SJW-y to me. I try to avoid invective, so it generally won't affect me one way or the other, except that personally insulting me may still be generally tolerated on the site (not that I'm a Trump supporter, but I think the personal insults thrown at his supporters are highly counterproductive).

Posted by: gm at August 27, 2015 12:23 PM (K0tm3)

1528 Posted by: gm at August 27, 2015 12:23 PM (K0tm3)

I didn't break the rules.
Not in this thread, anyway.

Describing Trump's tweets as "juvenile" and "butt-hurt" are adjectives, not name-calling.

And they're accurate adjectives, at that.

Posted by: DRayRaven at August 27, 2015 01:03 PM (9YRwm)

1529 How is that a solution? Your comment doesn't make the least bit of logical sense. Ace can do whatever he wants. He can even be a SJW if he wants. What do I care? I don't. Just pointing out the facts, bubba.

Posted by: gm at August 27, 2015 11:58 AM (K0tm3)


You're criticizing how a popular blog is being run by its proprietor. Needless to say, if you run your own blog, you can run it perfectly according to *your* rules. It might not be as popular, but hey, you'll have the rules you like.

And considering how ace is running his own conservative blog, SJW doesn't even fit. He's not invading other people's spaces to make them more to his liking.

I know, I know, you didn't *call* him an SJW. You only said it seeeeeeeems like it.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 27, 2015 01:04 PM (0NdlF)

1530 Now admittedly something calling itself the "Overnight Open Thread" is rather particular and could be expected to have a lifetime of that sort. That said, 1) the fact that nobody participating in the discussion was capable of noting and correcting such a blatantly false statement, and 2) the fact that such an important correction to a post on this site is made so extremely swiftly (the only intervening time was one of your target audience's country being mostly asleep) and yet utterly ignored/missed, both are very typical of how discussions on this site actually work and of their quality.

I use that example because it's recent, similar cases happen at least once a week here, often multiple times a week. It seems to be something you have absolutely no interest in addressing in any fashion. Therefore any claim as to the high quality of discussion here can only be regarded as bullshit.
Posted by: Rollory at August 27, 2015 08:02 AM (z2L/U)


I'm the one who posted that ONT so allow me to clarify a few things. I did check several news stories on Moogalian and none of them mentioned that he had received a Legion d'Honneur and in fact one seemed clear that he had not. Note that we are not a news site per se and so can only rely on the accuracy of news stories as reported by actual news outlets.

We also have to sleep so don't expect any updates during the middle of the night.

Also people don't usually comment on open threads that have been pushed down by another post or two. And they may not comment on something that they don't particularly care about - even if it's very important to you.

Perhaps your expectations are simply out of sync with this blog. There are many others out there so I'm sure that find a place to suit your requirements.

Here is your ONT refund:
USD $0.00

Posted by: Maetenloch at August 27, 2015 01:11 PM (wqVD1)

1531 Its unfortunate that this was necessary. But having seen the bull crap Ace had to put up with in that one thread I'm not surprised at the policy change.

Posted by: midwestconservative at August 27, 2015 01:30 PM (Br/Ff)

1532 "gorbellied boil-brained mendicants"

I'm so stealing this....

Posted by: Hank_Scorpio at August 27, 2015 01:39 PM (nQREt)

1533 Thanks Ace! I'm a long time lurker who has reduced the amount of time I spend here due to the increase in idiotic comments over the past couple of years. Maybe now we will go back to the quality of comments that brought Breitbart here!

Posted by: rusticbroad at August 27, 2015 02:00 PM (FjF3P)

1534 Can we still make ewok jokes?

Posted by: Nora at August 27, 2015 02:00 PM (RGgMp)

1535 I shaved my ball's for this?

Posted by: Clete Orris at August 27, 2015 02:46 PM (tok3h)

1536 Shenanigans.

Posted by: Clete Orris at August 27, 2015 02:49 PM (tok3h)

1537 What about squirt guns? Are squirt guns allowed?

Posted by: Kaner at August 27, 2015 02:57 PM (evUpK)

1538 Hi, all! I figure I'm safe because I only post comments on Memorial Day threads. Most of the time I'm just here to see what Maet's excuse is for the ONT thread being late again, or to find out what kind of shirts the guys get this week.

I'm sorry to hear that Buzzion had that deadly accident with the lace wigs and the crossbow. Maybe his funeral and HR's wedding could be combined.

Posted by: Chap at August 27, 2015 04:13 PM (Sp7KS)

1539 Never bring a knife to a hammer fight. Amazed that people think that arguing with the bar owner will get them one more round after last drinks were called an hour ago. And then spitting on the floor when told to jog on. The indignant, it burns.

Posted by: NZ Frank at August 27, 2015 05:19 PM (bgJ0E)

1540 Ace's House, Ace's Rules. . . .but his mother was a hamster and his father reeked of elderberries!

Posted by: InkMiser at August 27, 2015 05:23 PM (7ezNj)

1541 Good for you, Ace, you're exactly right.
Blogs are NOT public platforms for which the average commenter has paid for the stage and microphone, and can demand to be heard.

Visiting a blog is more like visiting someone's home.

After inviting thousands to his home, Ace has realized the need to put up a sign:

"Please don't shit on my carpet, there are other places for that sort of thing"

What sad times we live in that many fail to understand this.

This blog is NOT a democracy. And I disagree with Ace 25% of the time. (Trump/Cruz is GOLD, Jerry! Gold!)

Relax, everybody. We're guests here.

Posted by: FredB at August 27, 2015 05:57 PM (mkgf1)

1542 Posted by: ace at August 26, 2015 11:46 PM (dciA+)
---

First, thanks for responding.

Second, my response is - ignore them. You get pissed off because some commenters are jumping your shiat with a snide comment here, there, etc. IGNORE them. The worst thing you could do is engage them. Especially if they are just one hit wonders spamming the site to start drama. You manage a political blog - between politics and religion, there are no two greater areas of disagreement imaginable that go to the heart of a person's character. You are not gonna encounter people that stay in the lines of debate for long, especially not on the internet. Ban the threatening and the violent. Ignore the rest.

As for your position on "questioning motives", you seem to regard that as some insult tactic used by lesser minds. You may feel that way, but its not. As an attorney (for law enforcement), I do this all the time, because everyone, on every side, has motives for their actions, or their statements. Some of them obvious, some of them hidden. The stated reason for a policy decision is almost never the only one, the main one, or the actual one. And this is no different in day to day life. Take a work comp case for an easy example: you have to question the motives of a panel doctor who first treats the injured employee - sure they will provide the employee care, but they will shy from opining on work relation of the injury. Why? Because if they find too many work related injuries, they are off the panel and their livelihood is threatened. So their stated motive - to help the patient - is colored by their base motive - keeping money flowing from the hand that feeds them. So you can't rely upon them to support the employee. Same with a Independent Medical Examiner - they are the employer's hired guns paid to opine that your shattered spine from failing off the crane at work isn't work related, that you really got it falling out of bed. Motive? Money, of course, by being the employer's go-to hatchet man. Dare I question peoples' motive for their stated positions? You're damn right I do that. And I expect it to be done of me. I'm not asking to be treated differently. I want you to know what I say is what I mean. Might the doctor be offended? Sure, but so what? I am offended (or my client is offended) by being rear-ended. I don't win for them by taking people at face value. Obviously this professional grade skepticism has to be tempered in daily life, but that doesn't mean it isn't necessary.

Politics is FILLED with mixed motives. You, on this site, do this very type of questioning all the time! Of anyone that comes up as a topic of discussion. It's one of the reasons I come here! You have to, because most of the time, no one in politics gives you the straight shit. I'd rather have the most blunt motherf*er let me know where they stand to my face than have to wonder if they are scamming me behind my back. And you can't help but analyze a person's motivations when their blog contains their thoughts on a daily basis, no different than reading their diary made public.

As an aside, re: for Kelly/Trump, I get your point - that she is a journalist that should ask tough questions, and you don't want slammed for stating that. I agree, in fact, I expect her to do so. But as was already stated, in that debate, she was NOT a journalist - she was a debate moderator there to moderate, not sell herself and her show. Nor is she a political advocate there to advance her agenda. It's not about her. Same for Baier and Wallace. She, like Trump, really requires no defense. If she wants to debate Trump, have him on her show at 8:00pm and rip him a new one with investigative questioning. Do a 5 part expose on him. THAT'S what journalists do. Debate moderators raise topics, and allot time. If Trump is gonna get slammed for his past misdeeds, it should be the OTHER CANDIDATES that do it, as that is who Trump is competing against. It is not the job of a moderator to debate a candidate. If she's doing that, she's doing it wrong. And I'm not gonna feel shamed for pointing it out, or watching Trump goad her on. She's a big girl, she can deal with it. And the ratings it brings her.

And I don't come here to "steal" your work product as you cleverly insinuated. Is it that hard to imagine that I simply think similar to you and thought the same thing on my own? My motive is as clear as day - I come here (as I have for the past 9 years) because I'm like-minded.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Posted by: Saltydonnie at August 27, 2015 06:16 PM (i6shs)

1543 So, it's been some hours, and I still haven't been banned for calling Ace a 'bat-eared piss-whistle' outside of a political discussion. So, that's o.k. Or he's been too busy banning the other assholes to decide what to do about me.

Meow.

Posted by: Sox the Cat at August 27, 2015 07:52 PM (2wsbQ)

1544 Long-time reader (since 2005), usually just a lurker. Ace has had to put the banhammer in place many times. Things get out of hand, he calms it all down, it's good for awhile, and then just like raising kids, people start to take it too far again. I left the group for the same reason - can't have a conversation without someone personally insulting out-of-the-blue. Long time readers know 1) that the lace wigs joke comes from spam that used to hit every thread, and 2) Ace knows what he's doing. By the way, isn't it time for everyone to hit the tip jar?

Posted by: Urban Farm Girl at August 27, 2015 08:01 PM (NiWjZ)

1545 1500+ comments???
Does a "your mamma is so fat" comment count?

Posted by: Walknot at August 27, 2015 08:28 PM (ynwdC)

1546 So...Ace.......what are you trying to say?

Posted by: Nail biting beta male at August 27, 2015 08:49 PM (aRUb8)

1547 What???!!! You %$#!!*&))($@&^^!!!

Posted by: DrEvil007 at August 27, 2015 10:22 PM (b04/g)

1548 Fair enough. Beats posting at JIM JONE'S, er excuse me, GLENN BECK'S malware laiden website...

Posted by: Awesome Skidmark at August 28, 2015 12:08 AM (aHX05)

1549 This is deju vu all over again.

I used to be a liberal Democrat. Back in 2007-2008 I was a regular at left wing blogs. Then Obama supporters happened. Anyone who didn't support Obama was swarmed by Obama trolls and then abused and harassed until they converted or left.

This is the little-known origin of the PUMA movement.

Trump supporters behave just like Obama supporters.

Posted by: I. Dindoo Nuffin at August 28, 2015 01:45 AM (5fSr7)

1550 Am I allowed back in here? I haven't been here in a spell but last time I checked I was not banned.

That is a good policy (banning people for personal attacks) That just isn't right.. As Rodney King would say "Can't we all just get along"?

However I am more like that guy in that movie "BArbershop" who said Rodney should have got his butt whipped for drinking and driving. heh

Now I'm not even in the US. I am working my hindparts off over here in China to put bread on the table and watching this mess in the US unfold from afar.

As my ma used to say, 'I can't leave you kids alone for 1 minute without ya'all getting into trouble".

You be cool, you crazy kids.

Posted by: The One Walking Dude at August 28, 2015 02:23 AM (Sedwk)

1551
Hmmmm.... well.
I had not looked this far back in the comments (a whole several days).

- Too bad for me.

As an unabashed TRUMP supporter, I can outright claim that if some fucking dick-head ASSHOLE decides to attack what I have to say about what is best for the conservative movement (SPOILER: TRUMP is good for the conservative movement): I will gladly stick his own head back up his own restarted ass!
And if someone happens to merely disagree with what I think is best for the conservative movement: well, I am interested in his ARGUMENT.

If I get banned here as a result. SO BE IT.
No motherfucker can stop me from reading the excellent content on this most excellent website.

Oh well.

Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at August 28, 2015 05:05 AM (l2dSQ)

1552
Anyway, I really REALLY hope I do not get myself banned.



Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at August 28, 2015 05:07 AM (l2dSQ)

1553 I go away on 'business', and somebody craps on the carpet? Names. This needs rectified....

...or to call Stanley Steamer. That stuff is nasty to clean up...

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at August 28, 2015 08:07 AM (zL/eJ)

1554 Yea, Ace, whatever.

You know me from HA, I'm one of the good guys. That said, posting a 100,000 word manifesto full of G**damn, mf'in, son of a bitching, bastard, asshole, fucing cusswords is.... well...

Ironic.

By all means, use the banhammer, but seriously, dude, no need to sink to troll level in the authorization decree.

Posted by: captnjoe at August 28, 2015 10:12 AM (pFkkD)

1555 I used to comment back in the day. I think this new policy is good and sorely needed.

The normal evolution of a site's comments section is that it starts small enough for people to know each other and explore ideas, and then gets overrun with either assholes or ideological conformity, with the dissenters getting hooted out.

Ace going all-in on giving the assholes the bum's rush while keeping a space for respectful disagreement is the best possible way forward. Hopefully it works as designed.

Posted by: SparcVark at August 28, 2015 10:14 AM (nKOXj)

1556 Right on.

Posted by: sifty at August 28, 2015 10:55 AM (cT+cB)

1557 Never commented here much.

But, it took me less than 15 minutes for Charles @ LGF to ban me because [GASP!] I dared disagree with him.

I have been banned at NRO for disagreeing with Kevin Williamson.

In both cases I was never nasty or mean just posted disagreements with backup to their worldviews.

My favorite recent saying is:

"Good Morning America! What are we offended by today?"

If the innerwebs have gotten to the point where no one can be snarky or defend themselves from nasty *trolls and only Precious Buttercups can be tolerated we HAVE reached the end of the internet.

Bann me if you must but ---- Mheh.

Posted by: R Daneel at August 28, 2015 10:59 AM (+BqEV)

1558 "Trump supporters behave just like Obama supporters."

Casual slander that you should apologize for right away. Most Trump supporters are White Cis Males and thus have an instinctive floor on their level of interpersonal depravity and fact-free hateposting. You have a problem with Trump supporters because you ignored or laughed off warnings in the past, and now they're trolling you with a level of dedication and sophistication that those who stayed in the mainstream blogrolls simply can't deal with.

They are often trolls, but the one thing they aren't trolling about is the fact that they really do want to see Donald Trump in the White House, and every incoherent devolution into emotive feminine poopytalk against unspecified BAD EVIL HORRIBLE SUBHUMAN ASSHOLE FILTH by public or semi-public figures who take their image as impartial or, even more hilariously, cool, above-it-all people with no skin in the game either way, is a self-demonstration of the fact that moderation was never going to work, because there was no actual philosophy or ideology behind it outside of "Can't we all just get along?"

TL, DR, you have raging hatred you can't deal with because you laughed it off in easier times when you could have learned what caused it and how to defuse it. Such is the way of all civilizations.

Posted by: Dystopia Max at August 28, 2015 02:04 PM (SESm8)

1559 Took forever to hit the bottom but I hoped to get more insight on the weird dave stuff. I loved his recent principals posts, are those the ones in question or was it something I clearly missed?

Posted by: ATGinCT at August 28, 2015 03:56 PM (N1ljp)

1560 Hi. I never read comments here. Too much insider lingo.
I read Ace of Spades for the same reason Breitbart did-
you guys totally rock it. So- maybe you should all take turns
cking comments and don't respond to those stuck in the
sandbox throwing sand.

For the record- it could be worse. I live in the NEK of VT-
the Northeast Kingdom. Bernie sucks. If you have any
political cartoonist friends- float this. Bernie gleefully
climbing a ladder to the Kingship where each rung is
either a Veteran, a dairy farmer or a Union member.
He does squat for no one and loves to make empty
promises to get what he wants... oh, but i repeat myself.

Love you guys...

Posted by: karen at August 28, 2015 07:00 PM (fGGnz)

1561 Sorry about your bunched up panties ace. You are a public forum. Period. Shit or get off the pot, punk. Quit being an intellectual and moral coward. Defend yourself or go away.

Posted by: Bill at August 29, 2015 12:13 AM (fuucy)

1562 Ace just gave all commenters here a daily dose of Thorazine, washed down with 'Ludes'.

Let the scintillating, boisterous, sharp-and-insightful commentary begin!

Note: Ace In-Crowd Ass-kissers --you know who you are---will not notice or be affected by the change.

But....will Ace's cohort posting in his absence be ruled in the same manner? I took a ration of grautitous personal shit for not agreeing about the Cecil the Lion incident, for example.

Is Ace admonishing his confreres, or just us groundlings and riff-raff?

Posted by: Nim Chimpsky at August 29, 2015 12:17 AM (FkgZk)

1563 And, yes, a couple years back, when I had the temerity to challenge Ace on his love for what I consider dumbed-down Superhero comics and movies, he had no problem in dismissing me as (paraphrasing) just another dim bulb.

No engagement on the merits, just snot-flinging.

Ffft!

Posted by: Nim Chimpsky at August 29, 2015 12:24 AM (FkgZk)

1564 770
It's only a very small percentage of people who insist on being one predictable step over the line of civility that become obnoxious.

Then we all lose.

**************

That, of course, is the History of the Erosion of Free Speech in a nutshell.

Posted by: Nim Chimpsky at August 29, 2015 12:27 AM (FkgZk)

1565 Featured on tomorrow night's ONT

* Favorite Wurlitzer Organ Solos

* "The Grunnion are Running!" -- the Discovery Channel

* "Ralph Lauren Reviews his latest line of Assless Chaps " ---Gay Cable Network

Cahrles Johnson, your host

Your comments are welcome!!

Posted by: Nim Chimpsky at August 29, 2015 12:37 AM (FkgZk)

1566 this thread

Posted by: It's dead, Jim at August 29, 2015 12:39 AM (FkgZk)

1567 Excellent post.

Posted by: Senecagriggs yahoo at August 29, 2015 05:42 PM (Gyynj)

1568 Seems uncomfortably close to "safe spaces" and "free speech zones" if you ask me.

"I am tired of being afraid to speak my piece on my own website "

Come on, Ace, you're tougher than that, aren't you? If you're afraid to speak here, I assume you won't speak against PC notions in the real world? Disappointing.

Posted by: The Exile at August 29, 2015 06:38 PM (nLWUD)

1569 Considering that the other site I normally comment on has become infected with the problem you're trying to address - maybe this can be my new place?

Posted by: katiejane at August 30, 2015 06:22 PM (yD7Ko)

1570 Excellent Ace.

Posted by: calbadger at August 30, 2015 10:27 PM (mab+2)

1571 (y) yes

Posted by: moriasilver at September 02, 2015 08:02 AM (4n/nl)

1572 Good policy Mr. Ace. However, I would like to suggest you either implement it gradually or do a three strikes policy. Many of your morons and moronettes will take a little while to get used to the new policy. Of course, when use use the terms morons and moronettes, you are automatically violating your own policy.

Posted by: Old Country Boy at September 02, 2015 02:44 PM (ERz7I)

1573 as long as it doesn't mess up the EMT comments. Us morons crack me up in the morning and its the best source of news in the world.

Posted by: DanMan at September 02, 2015 04:43 PM (RusNE)

1574 I enjoy this blog, although have rarely commented in the past. Now I see this is a Ban-ner day on Ace of Spades, and if I comment now Ace offers me the frisson of "Asta La Vista, Baby, you won't be back!"...... Exciting!

Posted by: Smerdyakov at September 07, 2015 01:24 PM (8HT9L)

1575 Great policy. If you don't have the mental capacity to present a lucid reply and all you can do is make ad hominem attacks and be crude I don't want to hear it. I do enjoy reasoned discussion.

Posted by: Vanns40 at September 09, 2015 12:10 PM (BFBof)

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