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John Singer Sargent, "Green Shutters" (c. 1909)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:34 AM




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1 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at August 27, 2015 09:32 AM (evdj2)

2 Oh that's very pretty.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 09:33 AM (JtwS4)

3 They banned all the RINO's, and I said nothing...

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at August 27, 2015 09:33 AM (WDySP)

4 Mornin all.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:34 AM (UnJ7w)

5 I thought I'd seen every painting and drawing Sargent had ever done. Wrong again, thanks rdbrewer!

Posted by: dartist at August 27, 2015 09:34 AM (ahBY0)

6 162 Posted by: Anna Puma at August 27, 2015 09:05 AM (WRnYo)

Quite the other reason I hate Giggles and the Donks is they ignored that NOLA got off light compared to Gulfport all the way to Jackson...
f**k the media.
Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 27, 2015 09:07 AM (BXOyX)


Pulling this over from the other thread to concur, and insert rant about how the media at the time completely ignored the Mississippi damage, which was actually a DIRECT hit, to focus on NOLA because they couldn't take care of their own shit.

Posted by: Lea at August 27, 2015 09:36 AM (lIU4e)

7 Ohhh thank you, I love Sargent!

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 09:36 AM (mf5HN)

8 Hey all you booger-eating booger-eaters because you refuse to agree with me!

Bend to my will!

Bend!!!


*looks a sidebar*


Hmm....


Good Day, Sweetlings!

*tips hat*

Madame. Sir.


Quite the morning for a constitutional, eh what?

Perhaps I shall indulge myself with a hot cup of Earl Grey Tea.

And a scone with clotted cream!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 27, 2015 09:36 AM (KUa85)

9 Never thought I'd see the day when megyn kelly and jorge ramos yuck it up over a republican nominee or do I?

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:37 AM (UnJ7w)

10 Although it was maybe too early to do that.

Pretty painting. Different from the usual.

Posted by: Lea at August 27, 2015 09:37 AM (lIU4e)

11
So how did the Megyn Kelly / Jorge Ramos anti-Trump lovefest go last night?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 09:37 AM (FUQ2t)

12 What's behind the green door?

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at August 27, 2015 09:38 AM (XM4aq)

13 Someone needs to trim the verge.

Posted by: Garrett at August 27, 2015 09:38 AM (/WEWH)

14 Pulling this over from the other thread to concur, and insert rant about how the media at the time completely ignored the Mississippi damage, which was actually a DIRECT hit, to focus on NOLA because they couldn't take care of their own shit.
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I agree entirely. I was in Gulfport and Waveland the day after it hit. Truly unbelievable destruction. When I finally made it back home, I was shocked that all the TV coverage was about NOLA.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at August 27, 2015 09:39 AM (WDySP)

15 11 posts and no one had the decency to tell those of us in the old thread.

Much shame.

Many head hanging.

No love shall be felt.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 09:39 AM (UPYPp)

16 John Singer Sargant never painted a bad picture. Look at how subtle and subdued the red/green complements are in that painting, especially in contrast to the striking yellow/violet of the wall and flowers.
Must admit I like Sargant's portraits more than his landscapes, but this is fine stuff. Awesome color harmonies. Amazing composition.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (XHR9b)

17 "What's behind the green door?

Hope fully a completely erased video tape after the title screen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (gq0eJ)

18 Oh my god is that an NRA sticker?

Posted by: DadScribe at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (HstNY)

19
Gas is down to $ 2.14 now here.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (FUQ2t)

20 can today be as bad as yesterday?

stay tuned to find out!

Posted by: the real ch3 at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (IG5KL)

21 Goddammit, DON'T let vines grow on the walls!

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (6xtq3)

22 John Singer Sargent sounds like a serial killer name.

Posted by: Garrett at August 27, 2015 09:41 AM (/WEWH)

23 This is art? Why, I could paint that shit with nine fingers tied behind my back!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 27, 2015 09:41 AM (u5gzz)

24 Boinie as close as 4 points to shillary in Iowa?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 27, 2015 09:41 AM (gq0eJ)

25 morning glories. those are morning glories

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:41 AM (zOTsN)

26 I love everybody associated with this blogdom. Even the rat bastard RINO pole smokers who disagree with me. Group hug! Asshole.

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at August 27, 2015 09:42 AM (XM4aq)

27 Seeing a thing here where Biden outperforms Clinton against leading Republicans.

Oof.

His favorability is sky high too.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 27, 2015 09:42 AM (oFCZn)

28 So I've been thinking about the bannination thing, which I highly approve of, and I have an idea to improve it.

We keep all of the current banning criteria, which I think is "at Ace's whim" or "if a cob can demonstrate a fact pattern of bannable offenses". Those are good and sound criteria.

I would like to add a Moron-sourced category, the Ban Duel or Ban Challenge or better phrase that I haven't thought of yet.

Let's say you have a beef with someone and you both yell at each other but nobody crosses the line. Or better yet (and the reason I thought of this) someone just pisses you off by his very presence. You just wish he'd go away because he lessens your blog experience.

Now, in every instance that Moron will have fans and supporters as you will have detractors and adversaries.

I think you should be able to throw down a gauntlet and challenge that Moron to a Ban Duel. If accepted (and chances are he hates you back just as much) then some sort of Horde vote is taken. I haven't thought through the mechanics yet.

If you challenge and lose, you get banned. If you challenge and win you take out the offending party.

*(the continuous use of the pronoun "he" is intentional, we all cherish all of our 'Ettes)

If this proposal is adopted I wish to have the beer concession as tribute to my intellectual property.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 09:42 AM (JtwS4)

29 27: "His favorability is sky high too."

Just like his supporters.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 09:43 AM (UPYPp)

30 Gas is down to $ 2.14 now here.
Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 09:40 AM (FUQ2t)

I paid 2.09 with a credit card yesterday here in NJ for a name brand: Mobil.

It felt great and the funny thing there are still idiots blocks away still paying 2.60 to 2.90 ...fools

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 09:43 AM (gf8BH)

31 Sargent, one of the very finest painters the world has ever seen or will see.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 09:43 AM (nFICN)

32 Willowed by a picture of foliage. Such is my morning. And no f###ing bacon!

Posted by: fairweatherbill...fixated at August 27, 2015 09:43 AM (1eYr7)

33 29 27: "His favorability is sky high too."

Just like his supporters.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 09:43 AM (UPYPp)

It could be the media doing one of their "suggestive" tricks.

If Barry throws his support to Biden it will be hilarious to watch them skid to a stop and throw Hillary under the bus.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 27, 2015 09:44 AM (oFCZn)

34 known mainly for his portraits, like the infamous one of "Madame X"

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:44 AM (zOTsN)

35 Jorge Ramos is really pushing the But I'm A Journalist! victim strategy. This asshole stands up at a press confrence and launches into a filibuster, promptly gets sent to the corner and has the nerve to accuse the guy holding said conference as hateful and thin-skinned.

When did we get to the point when some fucking foreign born statist openly and actively advocates for his own countrymen to be given preference over the citizens of another country? I cannot stand that pompous racist wind bag. Chinga tu pinche puta madre jorge ramos.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:44 AM (UnJ7w)

36
11
So how did the Megyn Kelly / Jorge Ramos anti-Trump lovefest go last night?
Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 09:37 AM (FUQ2t)

Jorge had a revelation and admitted he is a Reconquista shill and decided to join a nunnery.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 27, 2015 09:44 AM (MQEz6)

37 i love sargent...love love love.....and i love shutters!!! especially green!!! my gram's country home had green shutters and a green roof !!!! i'm so freaking happy!!! that was my most favorite place in the whole world......thank you rdbrewer.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at August 27, 2015 09:45 AM (0O7c5)

38 Gotta love Sargent...


Since this is an open thread, I thought I'd share an interesting - and TOTALLY unrelated - piece of history.

http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/BB57/1942DamageReport/GuadalcanalDamageRpt.html

The more I learn about the US BB's, the more I'm convinced that they really were the best of the best.

Posted by: RobM1981 at August 27, 2015 09:45 AM (zurJC)

39
morning glories. those are morning glories

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:41 AM (zOTsN)







What's the story? Where's me fookin' brother? I'm gonna hit him with a shillelagh.

Posted by: Noel Gallagher at August 27, 2015 09:45 AM (TAzkM)

40 If there's a candidate to be concerned with, it's most definitely Joe the Dad. Pretty much everyone has something nice to say about him. Vice President Joe Biden, not so much.

It's like negotiating: get them to agree with something small and they'll be more likely to agree with something big.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 09:46 AM (5npD/)

41
27: "His favorability is sky high too."



Just like his supporters.

A few weeks ago ABC said people love Bidens gaffes, he's so cuddly and sweet.

Posted by: Colin at August 27, 2015 09:47 AM (5LuhY)

42 Democraps won't admit it but they want anyone but Hillary.

But then again I find it very hard to put myself in the shoes of Democrat voters. Is there any thought process going on?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 27, 2015 09:47 AM (LXJ1e)

43 I give Hillary two weeks to cave on Servergate and say she screwed up, please forgive her, sad face, a few tears. Like the Bosnia sniper lie.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (nFICN)

44 loveable dolt. he is a loveable dolt. a drunk uncle who says stupid stuff

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (zOTsN)

45
It's like negotiating: get them to agree with something small and they'll be more likely to agree with something big.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 09:46 AM (5npD/)






Or like my favorite Ben Franklin quote "Neither a fortress nor a virgin can hold out for long, once they begin to negotiate."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (TAzkM)

46 If this proposal is adopted I wish to have the beer concession as tribute to my intellectual property.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 09:42 AM (JtwS4)



I second Bander's wise idea.

I mean, if we can't have an actual flamethrower war.

I'd rather see youtube of the actual flamethrower war.

But absent that, this is good.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (mf5HN)

47 Instead of going through all the trouble of keeping watch over the comments Ace could just save the himself a few extra clicks of the mouse and just disable the comments.

Pre emptive permban on everybody. No need need to wait until the next Memorial Day shindig that gets out of hand.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (gq0eJ)

48 I've GOT to get my glasses updated.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 09:49 AM (RD7QR)

49 I mean, if we can't have an actual flamethrower war.


Actual flamethrower was is a better idea.

This is why you are Better.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 09:49 AM (JtwS4)

50
John Singer Sargant never painted a bad picture.
Posted by: troyriser




His "Nude Rapidly Descending a Steep Incline Strewn with Razor Sharp Chert Outcrops" left something to be desired....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 09:49 AM (kdS6q)

51 Must admit I like Sargant's portraits more than his landscapes

Finest portrait artist of all time IMHO. In later years he moved away from the oil portrait rat race and did charcoal portraits. He could get a likeness with just a few lines.

Posted by: dartist at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (ahBY0)

52 What are all those lavender splotches?


Posted by: Zombie Howard Hughes at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (1ijHg)

53 It is simply amazing that the best Federal response to a major disaster, EVER, will once again transformed into a personal failure of the President.

The power of the State Media is sometimes frightening to behold.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (evdj2)

54 David Duke Wont Endorse Trump Because He Doesnt Hate Zionists

Weasel Zippers

Ah, how will the Donald possible survive?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (gf8BH)

55 Oops.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (1ijHg)

56 Or like my favorite Ben Franklin quote "Neither a fortress nor a virgin can hold out for long, once they begin to negotiate."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (TAzkM)


Ben knew a lot about virgins or so I've read.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (oFCZn)

57 I remember some people tripping over themselves here to give condolences to biden. I think chupacabras is right, if poor old joe the widower who lost his poor sons gets nominated rather than stutterfuck quasi retarded biden gets nominated we are truly fucked.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (UnJ7w)

58 lavender splotches are morning glories

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:50 AM (zOTsN)

59 41
27: "His favorability is sky high too."



Just like his supporters.

A few weeks ago ABC said people love Bidens gaffes, he's so cuddly and sweet.
Posted by: Colin at August 27, 2015 09:47 AM (5LuhY)

Great, everybody's favorite drunken uncle running our foreign policy. Because the president SHOULD be like the man who plays horsey for the kids at family gatherings.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

60 52 they'll probably scub off with a vigorous cleaning.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 09:51 AM (6xtq3)

61 "It could be the media doing one of their "suggestive" tricks."

Could be ?

Is.

Just like 90+ % of all media today, it IS about subtly, or not so subtly, adjusting your thinking.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 27, 2015 09:51 AM (go6ud)

62 Chances are, everyone's related to Ben Franklin.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (5npD/)

63 The shutters are blue and black, not green!

Posted by: NotCoach at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (rsudF)

64 I complained I had no ampersands; then I met a man who had been banned.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (pgzyN)

65
Instead of going through all the trouble of keeping watch over the comments Ace could just save the himself a few extra clicks of the mouse and just disable the comments.

Pre emptive permban on everybody. No need need to wait until the next Memorial Day shindig that gets out of hand.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 27, 2015 09:48 AM (gq0eJ)









I can see the headline.

NEW YORK HORROR: MOB OF PANTSLESS THUGS ARRESTED FOR WATERBOARDING DEFENSELESS EWOK

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (TAzkM)

66 And there was no looting in Miss. because the governor ordered the National Guard to shoot looters.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (1ijHg)

67 There wasn't enough of an attempt to differentiate the flowers. Looks like he just sploched his paint brush in pink. Trump would never put up with this crap. Thanks for nothing John Caterwauler Corporal.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (E5UB0)

68 Chances are, everyone's related to Ben Franklin.
Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (5npD/)



And/or Genghis Khan.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (mf5HN)

69 If they are going to run Uncle Joe, we need a new front runner.

Trump is too soft and apologetic.

We should run with Andrew Dice Clay.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (UPYPp)

70 So at what point does a coordinated effort to place a large group of foreign citizens inside this country, sanctioned by a foreign government (if not outright funded), with the stated purpose of reclaiming lands formerly owned by said country (i.e. reconquest) and plundering of sovereign property (in the form of welfare benefits and cash sent back to Mexico) and exploitation of the good will of the host country...

at what point does that become a de facto hostile act of war?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (NeFrd)

71 THought I was having an LSD flashback for a second there

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (7RXcs)

72 Biden can make Trump look mean

Hillary can't

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (zOTsN)

73 Lest we forget, Biden was a nasty partisan assassin in the Senate.

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (XM4aq)

74 John Singer Sargent was neither a singer nor a Sergeant. Discuss...

Posted by: Linda Richman at August 27, 2015 09:54 AM (2cS/G)

75 69 If they are going to run Uncle Joe, we need a new front runner.

Trump is too soft and apologetic.

We should run with Andrew Dice Clay.
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (UPYPp)

Heads we get a muscular foreign policy, tails we get BALLS ON THE NOSE.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 09:54 AM (RD7QR)

76 hmmm...is "Green Shutters" a landscape or still-life? The title would indicate the latter, composition would say the former.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 27, 2015 09:54 AM (5buP8)

77 The fat police women caught on video looting the Walmart during the hurricane is one of my favorite memories.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 09:54 AM (evdj2)

78 Lest we forget, Biden was a nasty partisan assassin in the Senate.
Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (XM4aq)


And he is not as VP?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (gf8BH)

79 Posted by: Bandersnatch

lol, suckup.

Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (C278+)

80 So at what point does a coordinated effort to place a large group of foreign citizens inside this country, sanctioned by a foreign government (if not outright funded), with the stated purpose of reclaiming lands formerly owned by said country (i.e. reconquest) and plundering of sovereign property (in the form of welfare benefits and cash sent back to Mexico) and exploitation of the good will of the host country...

If they want to Reconquista California, they can pretty much have it, AFAIAC

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (O7MnT)

81 Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM (NeFrd)

It's not because #WhitePrivilage.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (UnJ7w)

82 John Singer Sargent was neither a singer nor a Sergeant. Discuss...


He was a John.

Posted by: Heidi Fleiss at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (JtwS4)

83 We should run with Andrew Dice Clay.
Posted by: Azenogoth

^^^I'd be down with that.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (E5UB0)

84 John Singer Sargent was not a singer nor a Sargeant, but he most certainly was a John.

Posted by: Madame P. at August 27, 2015 09:55 AM (nFICN)

85 he was a nasty assassin. no one will remember that or care who he dispatched

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:56 AM (zOTsN)

86 Hell, we should just give 'em California and charge them a fortune for water. They'll give it back toot-sweet.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 09:56 AM (5npD/)

87 Hah! Suck it Madam P, I got there first.

Posted by: Heidi Fleiss at August 27, 2015 09:56 AM (JtwS4)

88 I can see the headline.

NEW YORK HORROR: MOB OF PANTSLESS THUGS ARRESTED FOR WATERBOARDING DEFENSELESS EWOK
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 27, 2015 09:52 AM (TAzkM)


Well I just nearly choked to death.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 09:56 AM (mf5HN)

89 John Singer Sargent was neither a singer nor a Sergeant. Discuss...

True, but there is some evidence that he was occasionally a john.

Posted by: dartist at August 27, 2015 09:57 AM (ahBY0)

90 tie him to Hillary and Obama

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:57 AM (zOTsN)

91 Uncle Joe is the chosen one, but a Biden v. Hillary! primary will be a glorious knife fight. A memory to be cherished.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 09:57 AM (6xtq3)

92 Why do we care again that liberal women want to abort their would-be parasites?

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 09:57 AM (nFICN)

93 Biden does well when he is largely hidden from public view as he has been the last 6+ years. But when he is put out in front his inner idiot flashes to the fore.

He will also be tied to everything that the Obama administration has done over the last term and a half and despite Obama's claim that he could win a 3rd term if he ran, the polls say he would get hammered.

Bring on Slow Joe.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (OGm46)

94 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (kff5f)

95 Man am I slow. More coffee.

Posted by: dartist at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (ahBY0)

96 I can't see union goons backing Hillary! over Slow Joe.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (XiVKO)

97 91 Uncle Joe is the chosen one, but a Biden v. Hillary! primary will be a glorious knife fight. A memory to be cherished.
Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 09:57 AM (6xtq3)

My hope is that Hillary loses and decides to go scorched earth on Slow Joe out of spite. You just know the Clinton Machine has the video, audio, and pictures of every one of Joe's drunken debauches.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

98 Somebody splattered blue paint on my painting.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (W5DcG)

99 So the leftists have been passing around a "State Department" report that says Hillary did nothing wrong.

Yeah.

Well, I guess the FBI can go home then--her former employees and fellow travelers have cleared her.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (ZvKdv)

100 No justice for WeirdDave, no peace.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 27, 2015 09:59 AM (ktt8p)

101 Been meaning to tell you alexthechick, when ace linked to your podcast and I gave it a listen. Very funny. Good job. You and that other fellow were a hoot.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:59 AM (UnJ7w)

102 So at what point does a coordinated effort to place a large group of foreign citizens inside this country, sanctioned by a foreign government (if not outright funded), with the stated purpose of reclaiming lands formerly owned by said country (i.e. reconquest) and plundering of sovereign property (in the form of welfare benefits and cash sent back to Mexico) and exploitation of the good will of the host country...

at what point does that become a de facto hostile act of war?
Posted by: Muldoon
--------------------------------------------------
Yes. I've been saying that for years.

Basically, the Dems want to bring in a large foreign contingent to keep themselves in power in perpetuity, by stealing sovereignty from the rightful citizens (us).

It's not as bloody as bringing in a foreign mercenary army to take over, but it's just as treasonous.

To say that it's an issue of compassion is bullshit, a false dichotomy, just a plain old lie. It's a power grab. Let's not passively sit by and be conned into oblivion.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 09:59 AM (E5UB0)

103 hes got Hillarys integrity and Obamas priorities

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:59 AM (zOTsN)

104 Years ago saw a Sargent exhibit that had many of his yuuuuge portraits - Eminence Greige (?), Madame X - and posted beside each one was what the critics had written about the painting at the time it was first displayed, one positive review, one negative. Fun to see what the "experts" thought back then.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:00 AM (NOIQH)

105 97 Exactly! And Joey B. has access to all the administration's inside dirt on Hillary! it's going to be EPIC!

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:00 AM (6xtq3)

106 DHS Raids male escort site. So, I don't have to dig too deep on this, but, how would a male escort site be a threat to national security? I'm sure all of their findings/contact information will be turned over DIRECTLY to POtUS. And any "R"s found accessing the site will be immediately forwarded to "Gawker."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 27, 2015 10:01 AM (5buP8)

107 Been meaning to tell you alexthechick, when ace linked to your podcast and I gave it a listen. Very funny. Good job. You and that other fellow were a hoot.
Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 09:59 AM (UnJ7w)



Thank you!

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 10:01 AM (mf5HN)

108 Reading my German history, I always read where Herman Goering was loved by the German people even as the war was lost. He had that common folk charm, even when he set up the Gestapo. Biden also looks very lovable and harmless.

Posted by: Colin at August 27, 2015 10:01 AM (5LuhY)

109 Carol, you around? Belated *wave back* to your hello.

Good to see your handle. Are your roses in Texas yet?

Posted by: mindful webworker - later bet nev thanner at August 27, 2015 10:01 AM (cSU3r)

110 John Stinker Seargent is the Ta-Nehisi Coates of painting.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 10:01 AM (E5UB0)

111 Scalia: Age 79.
Kennedy: Age 79.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 10:01 AM (nFICN)

112 Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is being sued by a woman who claims he and a few friends drugged and gang raped her. Never a dull moment in this town.

Posted by: dartist at August 27, 2015 10:02 AM (ahBY0)

113 Vester Flanagan bragged he was a male escort on line. maybe it has something to do with that

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:02 AM (zOTsN)

114 If Choo Choo gets in the WH that has to help his son's Ashley Madison profile I would think.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 27, 2015 10:03 AM (fWAjv)

115 Here's a helpful vid to help contrast Trump and Cruz on illegal immigration: http://tinyurl.com/qao896u

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 10:03 AM (LAliD)

116 When the shit hits the fan, remember that us among the "unbanned" can still whin Bitch and moan right here, of course you still run the risk becoming a member of the "banned".

Posted by: John Doh at August 27, 2015 10:03 AM (mkx+A)

117 The more I learn about the US BB's, the more I'm convinced that they really were the best of the best.
Posted by: RobM1981 at August 27, 2015 09:45 AM (zurJC)


There's quite a few places that do hypothetical match ups with the rest of the world's BBs. They go into quite a bit of detail. The big advantage the US BBs had was fire control, specifically, radar fire control.

I agree with you and I find them (North Carolina and beyond) to be the most beautiful ships that ever sailed.

Also, the Alaskas. Long beautiful lines.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 27, 2015 10:04 AM (yMVjf)

118 A gay black man named vester flanagan. School must have been a nightmare.

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 10:04 AM (UnJ7w)

119 Y'all made my day with the update on Vic. He's my man crush at AOSHQ.

Posted by: small town girl at August 27, 2015 10:04 AM (bI0Xl)

120 >>at what point does that become a de facto hostile act of war?

We're long past that point.

Mexican consulates in the US have been issuing illegals those "matricular consolar" ID cards, essentially giving them permission to be here, for *years*. It is with their approval and assistance that they settle in the US illegally.

I'd like to know what Obama is up to w/fast-tracking resettlement of illegals w/his open borders nonsense - whether it's a long-term project to destroy American culture, or if he has more immediate goals in having his ICE assist illegals settles in every state, in most communities. Moving large populations is the act of tyranny - fomenting revolution by creating rifts and chaos amongst the people.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

121 Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Morons.
Don't let 'em read Ace or Goldberg too much
Make 'em follow Hot Air and Malor and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Morons.
They'll stay half shit-faced and end in disgrace
Banhammered by the site they love

Posted by: Wailin' Jennings at August 27, 2015 10:05 AM (07YWD)

122 he was a nightmare

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:05 AM (zOTsN)

123 Very nice painting.
Damn, it's I finally got some internet. Good to be back here. I also appreciate Ace's new policy. Right on Ace.

Posted by: fastfreefall at August 27, 2015 10:05 AM (Jb9NO)

124 So if I call this painting SIMPLE, is that bannable?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:05 AM (QyBQv)

125 Biden also looks very lovable and harmless.
Posted by: Colin
------
The other night, I had the worst nightmare in a long time that I can recall. I was in a dark room, on the floor, and two creepy old men, suffering from dementia and grinning were trying to touch me. I was screaming at them to go away, but I was paralyzed and couldn't push them away.

I've never been abused so I was trying to figure out what caused this. I'm convinced it was those pictures of Joe Biden groping those women.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 10:05 AM (E5UB0)

126 So the leftists have been passing around a "State Department" report that says Hillary did nothing wrong.

Yeah.

Well, I guess the FBI can go home then--her former employees and fellow travelers have cleared her.
Posted by: RoyalOil at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (ZvKdv)

Yeah because allowing someone or something to iinvestigate themselves is such a "Democratic" idea?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 10:06 AM (gf8BH)

127 "gay escort site... dig too deep"

Or DELVE too deep...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 27, 2015 10:06 AM (/IQ1H)

128 114 If Choo Choo gets in the WH that has to help his son's Ashley Madison profile I would think.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 27, 2015 10:03 AM (fWAjv

Security clearance business will increase as well. More government jobs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:06 AM (QyBQv)

129 New barrels on not one, not two, but three match rifles - lots of work to do at the range this weekend.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:06 AM (6xtq3)

130 Basically, the Dems want to bring in a large foreign contingent to keep themselves in power in perpetuity, by stealing sovereignty from the rightful citizens (us).[i/]

And the CoC/GOPe aligned "R"'s want them here b/c cheap labor, and, a lots of shiny new, federally subsidized consumers. This is what I look for in big legislation/issue definition. The game is being rigged so that there is a win/win dynamic w/Congres. And when there's w/w for Congress, there is lose/lose for the American public.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 27, 2015 10:07 AM (5buP8)

131 129 New barrels on not one, not two, but three match rifles - lots of work to do at the range this weekend.
Posted by: Weasel at August 27,

Weekend? Hell start now. Take the rest of the week off with pay!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:07 AM (QyBQv)

132
Talking Points Memo

Lindsey Graham: The people who back Trump are the same ones who think Obama is a Muslim http://bit.ly/1i2Jv3E




Heavens forfend!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 10:07 AM (kdS6q)

133 "Gas is down to $ 2.14 now here."


A Texaco re-opened across the street from work. $1.95.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (LA7Cm)

134 So, if Ace starts getting personal in his attacks will he have to ban himself?

Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (C278+)

135 roar.

Posted by: Wokdor the Baninator at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (Nfdkj)

136 That's some tough talk for such a little man, Lindsey.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (XiVKO)

137 Stocks up another 1% today.

So much for Dow 5K, lol.

Let's see who was it that said on Monday, chill the fuck out don't panic?

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (ahNDo)

138 Local news at Flatirons park in Boulder showing how state parks are now posting a fancy new "no drones" symbol (black drone image w/red circle and slash) at the trailheads along w/other prohibitions. Heh.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (NOIQH)

139 So, if Ace starts getting personal in his attacks will he have to ban himself?
Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 10:08 AM (C278+)



Nah, he only ever does that by accident.

Never. Not. Funny.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 10:09 AM (mf5HN)

140 Awesome. So sex in the bushes in Boulder's parks is still a go!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 27, 2015 10:09 AM (/IQ1H)

141 Lindsey Graham

My first thought, always, is: Who in the fuck votes for that POS?

But then I remember, I live in Illinois.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 27, 2015 10:09 AM (yMVjf)

142 I saw a guy one time who did this thing with his hands. I mean, I know he couldn't really take his finger off, but it looked real, man.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 27, 2015 10:09 AM (u5gzz)

143 136: "...for such a little man"

Objection: Assuming facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:10 AM (UPYPp)

144 I'd of called it "Clematis" instead of Green Shutters, but hey, that's just an honest difference of opinion.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 10:10 AM (r65B3)

145 Here is Trump, only two years ago, with pro-immigration activists, and Trump says he agrees with their cause:

http://goo.gl/e0YaGT

Trump is not a conservative. He isnt even a Republican. Trump is a democrat. Trump doesnt care about you or your causes. Trump is in this for Trump. God forbid, if Trump won the GOP nomination, he would immediately become pro-immigration because he knows its easier to win the presidency with the support of hispanics than to win it by pissing-off hispanics.

If you support Trump, you support a democrat. If you vote Trump, you are voting for a de facto member of the democratic party. Trump will do nothing on immigration. He is blowing smoke up your ass. He has suckered you in, and you fell for it.

Posted by: Greymarch at August 27, 2015 10:10 AM (cojlL)

146 Can someone please shove ms Lindsey up McCain's ass so we can't hear anymore of the horseshit that comes outta his fucking pie hole.

Posted by: John Doh at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (mkx+A)

147
Lindsey Graham: The people who back Trump are the same ones who think Obama is a Muslim http://bit.ly/1i2Jv3E

Heavens forfend!
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 10:07 AM (kdS6q)

Me and all of my many, many girlfriends are laughing at you!

Posted by: Lindsey Graham, cocksman extraordinaire! at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (Nfdkj)

148 137: "Let's see who was it that said on Monday, chill the fuck out don't panic?""

....Ummm. You have a nice truck.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (UPYPp)

149
Are we talking about the same joe biden?

The joe biden I see has a nasty personality, talks like a phony, and is evil.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (FUQ2t)

150 They warned me if I voted for Mitt Romney the Government would shut down gay hook-up-for-pay sites.

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (O7MnT)

151 they are ALL trying to blow smoke up the ass. All of them

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (zOTsN)

152 >>Awesome. So sex in the bushes in Boulder's parks is still a go!

...at no risk of any drone-peeping!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

153 A Texaco re-opened across the street from work. $1.95.

Not here in Seattle...they just bumped it another 7 cents in taxes.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 10:12 AM (r65B3)

154 Gas is down to $3.69 from $3.79 a few days ago. Whoop-ee- doo!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 27, 2015 10:12 AM (iQIUe)

155 @100
No justice for WeirdDave, no peace.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget

- ace explained the mysterious disappearing Weirddave posts last night in the the Banning thread

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.

so essentially cobs are banning cobs

Posted by: sparky at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (nqa3o)

156 72
Biden can make Trump look mean



Hillary can't

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 09:53 AM

The mean part is what is appealing to a lot of people. It is one of his most popular personality traits. Being non-PC is being mean. Very cool right now and growing.

Posted by: Lester at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (2UPXV)

157 >>>I give Hillary two weeks to cave on Servergate and say she screwed up,
please forgive her, sad face, a few tears. Like the Bosnia sniper lie.
.
.
.She has already done that. There is a link to the story on Drudge.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (iONHu)

158 Watching a brit prison drama. Making bacon -- having sex with a pig. Learn something every day...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

159 145: "Trump is not a conservative. He isnt even a Republican. Trump is a democrat. Trump doesnt care about you or your causes. Trump is in this for Trump.....If you support Trump, you support a democrat..."

And your point is what? I don't think you grasp what the point of this exercise is.

At this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (UPYPp)

160 Posted by: Greymarch at August 27, 2015 10:10 AM (cojlL)

Supporting Trump is different from supporting the actual Republican Party how again?

Posted by: Arson Wells at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (UnJ7w)

161 ...
...
...
Is it safe?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (659DL)

162 "A few weeks ago ABC said people love Bidens gaffes, he's so cuddly and sweet. "

Posted by: Colin at August 27, 2015 09:47 AM (5LuhY)


Has all the videotape of the past few years suddenly disappeared?

It wasn't that long ago that every pundit on TV and print was saying that Joe was too stupid to continue on as VP and that Obama needed to get someone else for the second term. The White House ordered Biden into the attic after one gaffe that I just can't remember now.

People were laughing at the thought of Joe running for president.

What has changed?

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (Zs4uk)

163 they arent banning him. The are afraid to post something Ace would taek exception to and they dont want to bother Ace on the weekend

not banning. inertia

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (zOTsN)

164 132
Talking Points Memo

Lindsey Graham: The people who back Trump are the same ones who think Obama is a Muslim-----

No one that I know of ever accused Lindsey of being the brightest bulb in the pack. Well, except for John Mc Cain. But I digress.
It appears that he has drank the same Kool Aid Bush has drank and only stupid shit comes out of his mouth.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (QyBQv)

165 "My first thought, always, is: Who in the fuck votes for that POS?
"

The same kind of shits that vote for darrin lahoodie and think they are getting something other than business as usual.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (gq0eJ)

166 Trump is not a conservative. He isnt even a Republican. Trump is a democrat. ... . If you vote Trump, you are voting for a de facto member of the democratic party. Trump will do nothing on immigration.


Unlike those Republican stalwarts Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Jeb Bush, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio.

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (O7MnT)

167 @70

Our current immigraton system and its priorities were shaped by LBJ and Ted Kennedy in the '65 immigraton reform and over haul.

Here is an extract of an article on the subject.

"In 1965, Kennedy led the drive for immigration reform in the Senate. Although some Irish groups lobbied against the bill, Kennedy said the current system of national quotas that favored northern Europe violated the American values.

"This bill goes to the very central ideals of our country," he said during floor debate. "Our streets may not be paved with gold, but they are paved with the promise that men and women who live here - even strangers and new newcomers - can rise as fast, as far as their skills will allow, no matter what their color is, no matter what the place of their birth."

In response to critics, he also famously claimed that the change to a system opening immigration to all nations and favoring family unification would not change the mix of the country.

"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs," he said during the Senate debate.

In retrospect, the mix of immigrants, legal and illegal, shifted dramatically in favor of Latin America and Asia - a fact that Kennedy, in later years, would attribute to illegal immigration"

He was also responsible for legislation that has been flooding our country with refugees.

He's also responsible for all of the amnesty legislation passed over the years.

In short, Ted Kennedy is largely responsible for our current immigration system.

And as you can see, it's was intentionally changed to dilute the White population of the U.S. which it has.

White population was 78pct in in '65 it's now 62pct so it's been successful in its intended effect.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (eDW1j)

168 Trump is in this for Trump. God forbid, if Trump won the GOP nomination, he would immediately become pro-immigration because he knows its easier to win the presidency with the support of hispanics than to win it by pissing-off hispanics.

_________

You can replace the word Trump with any prominent Republican and the statement would be true as well.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at August 27, 2015 10:15 AM (ahNDo)

169 150 They warned me if I voted for Mitt Romney the Government would shut down gay hook-up-for-pay sites.
Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (O7MnT)

...and they were right!

Posted by: Insty, conflicted about patenting memes at August 27, 2015 10:16 AM (Nfdkj)

170 "What has changed?"

king putt buyers remorse in a small dose.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 27, 2015 10:16 AM (gq0eJ)

171 A regular ban-a-thon, Jerry Lewis wishes his telethon could reach this level of destruction.

Posted by: John Doh at August 27, 2015 10:16 AM (mkx+A)

172 People were laughing at the thought of Joe running for president. What has changed?

Hillary started seeming less inevitable. Not because she's a Marxist and a complete incompetent, but because the mishandling of her emails became an embarrassment not even the media PR machine could overcome.

Alternately, the DNC saw the anti-Hillary vote piling up behind Bernie Sanders and decided she would have a better shot if the anti-Hillary vote were split. Just like the RNC planned on dividing and conquering the anti-Jeb vote.

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:16 AM (O7MnT)

173 one person has been banned. relax

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:17 AM (zOTsN)

174 Bandersnatch: ...someone just pisses you off by his very presence. You just wish he'd go away because he lessens your blog experience. ...

A category of conflict hitherto unelucidated. Quality-of-experience trolls?

But, I knew it. I knew that's what people here think of me. Just like in real life, where they call me the death of the party if they even notice I'm there. I'm sorry. I'll go away. *pouty sniffle*

*has another sip of coffee and ponders paranoid rant*

Just kidding. No matter what, I know I'm not the worst. Just like when I was a little kid and poor at bat, I still wasn't going to be chosen last for the baseball teams as long as that fat kid and the awkward one were there.

So as long as _____ and ______ haven't been banned, or bandersnatched, I'll safely hang around...

Posted by: mindful webworker - what target on my back? at August 27, 2015 10:17 AM (cSU3r)

175 John Singer Sargent is okay, but his cousin--John Crooner Genral--is so much better.

Posted by: Hipster Art Critic at August 27, 2015 10:17 AM (VAsIq)

176 Not here in Seattle...they just bumped it another 7 cents in taxes.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 10:12 AM (r65B3)

________

At least you guys get something for the money. Out in E. WA we pay the same gas taxes and get jack shit since all the money gets funneled to Seattle projects.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at August 27, 2015 10:17 AM (ahNDo)

177 .If you support Trump, you support a democrat..."

And your point is what? I don't think you grasp what the point of this exercise is.

At this point, what difference does it make?
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:13 AM (UPYPp)

Let's have a serious discussion then. What is the difference between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, besides the eye patch thingy? Whats the difference between Hillary and Jeb?

What Republican policy has been put onto Obama's desk since November 2014 that he has vetoed? Why is Trump soaring in the polls?
The Republicans in Washington are the same as the Democrats.

And no I'm not a Trump supporter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:17 AM (QyBQv)

178 Do the guys in the banned get shirts?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (vgIRn)

179 80 - V the K... I think it all has been reconquistad.

I was born and raised in So. Cal (San Clemente). I've travelled a lot of states. There is no finer or more beautiful state. It hurts my heart to see what politics has done to my home. And for what?

It also hurts my heart to hear so many non-Californians jeer, mock, and wish the worst for one of the most amazing places on earth.

I had to leave in 2013 in search of sustainable work. I find myself in VA, now and am so homesick, I cry...a lot. Many neighbors ex-CA and we commiserate over from what were are economically exiled. We HATE it here! There is no comparison to what we had in CA. Diss the Golden State, all you want, h8ers, but if you've never had the good fortune to live there, you don't have a clue what you've missed.





Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (p2mmX)

180 "Think" nothing. I know that Obama is a Marxist atheist with Muslim sensibilities after being raised in that culture.

147


Lindsey Graham: The people who back Trump are the same ones who think Obama is a Muslim http://bit.ly/1i2Jv3E



Heavens forfend!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 10:07 AM (kdS6q)



Me and all of my many, many girlfriends are laughing at you!

Posted by: Lindsey Graham, cocksman extraordinaire! at August 27, 2015 10:11 AM (Nfdkj)

Posted by: Pyrocles at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (fVOPU)

181 Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at August 27, 2015 10:17 AM (ahNDo

Vegas Odds on his bannation? 7:1

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (QyBQv)

182 If you support Trump, you support a democrat.

I prefer to think of it as not supporting the Republican.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (evdj2)

183
Unlike those Republican stalwarts Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Jeb Bush, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio.
Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (O7MnT)

Yeah, its difficult to make the he's a dem argument to protect some lobbyists vig. The base has been begging for better treatment since 1994 for crying out loud. At some point enough is enough.

Posted by: Insty, conflicted about patenting memes at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (Nfdkj)

184 a person I had never heard of before, named kari, who was obviously baiting and called Ace a "whiney little slut", in the banning policy thread, got banned

relax. this is no pogram

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:19 AM (zOTsN)

185 Is it safe?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

Is it secret?

Posted by: Gandalf the Grey at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (VAsIq)

186 >>>Dave keeps writing pieces that are a little bit in the Judgment Call
category.

I wish he'd expounded that more. I just don't see that in WD's writing, including the piece where he called out that republican strategist for not understanding Trump's appeal. It was a bit testy, but no testier than, say, ace's pieces on SJW-ing.

And I find it amusing that the banning thread must have broken some kind of record with 1500+ comments. All of this strife in the world, and people's main concern is to comment on some blog! Pathetic! (can I get banned for that?)

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (E5UB0)

187 Aw, hell, Oxford of English added these words:

"manspreading"
"butt dial"
"beer o'clock"

Idiocracy, here we come!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (NOIQH)

188 I grew up in So Cal. I mock, taunt, and laugh from experience.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (XiVKO)

189 171 A regular ban-a-thon, Jerry Lewis wishes his telethon could reach this level of destruction.
Posted by: John Doh at August 27, 2015 10:16 AM (mkx+A)


La la la nice lady

(Obscure FZ reference to those who aren't Zappa fans)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (QyBQv)

190
Well I just nearly choked to death.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 09:56 AM (mf5HN)








I've been told I often have that effect.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (TAzkM)

191 My friendsch, we have nothing to fear from a Biden presidency.

Posted by: Senator Juan McCain (RINO - Tijuana) at August 27, 2015 10:20 AM (ahNDo)

192 Our current immigraton system and its priorities were shaped by LBJ and Ted Kennedy in the '65 immigraton reform and over haul.


I prefer Ike's of 1955.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 10:21 AM (pGfNT)

193 "Biden does well when he is largely hidden from public view as he has been the last 6+ years. But when he is put out in front his inner idiot flashes to the fore ..
...Bring on Slow Joe."
Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 09:58 AM (OGm46)

Slow Joe Biden came out on top when he went up against Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan in the VP debates. I thought Palin held her own butthe polls showed differently. Biden smoked uber-hyped wunderkind Paul Ryanlike a cheap cigar. It was embarrassing. I was embarrassed to watch.

Think of Joe Biden as the Archie Moore of politics. Moore, a crafty light-heavyboxerback in the 50's, would put uphis famous 'turtle' defense and let his more aggressive and usually much youngeropponents pound away at him for one or two or three rounds, and then come out of his shell and beat hell out of them. (Ali's later rope-a-dope against Forman was a variation of that strategy.)

Sorry, got carried away with the analogy. Short version: underestimating the opposition is always a bad idea.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 10:21 AM (XHR9b)

194 159 145: "Trump is not a conservative. He isnt even a Republican. Trump is a democrat. Trump doesnt care about you or your causes. Trump is in this for Trump.....If you support Trump, you support a democrat..."
--------------------------------------------------------------
Neither are the Republicans. Any more the Republicans are the standing room only crowd of the left.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 27, 2015 10:21 AM (ShdUd)

195 "Idiocracy, here we come!!"

...and I've found the perfect campaign slogan.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 27, 2015 10:22 AM (u5gzz)

196 I don't really get the Weirddave post pulling, but there has been a lot of ace-baiting in the comments lately. You don't have to sh$t all over the blog's host to make a point - and a lot of these comments don't really have appoint except to insult ace.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:22 AM (NOIQH)

197 Biden/NotSure'16

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:23 AM (evdj2)

198 So as long as _____ and ______ haven't been banned, or bandersnatched, I'll safely hang around...

Oh I've been verbed! So, so flattered.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 10:23 AM (JtwS4)

199 weekends are book threads, gaming threads, gun threads, gardening threads and cooking threads. sometimes breaking big news. not a lot of political threads, except for Dave. And I personally love his "fundamental concepts" threads

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:23 AM (zOTsN)

200 It strikes me that people should be embarrassed by being susceptible to being manipulated and having their thoughts and beliefs molded by propaganda.

I know I fear that for my own self, knowing as I do, the way things are unfolding in this country and around the world.

I mean, how is it possible to hold views that are apparently so abjectly opposed to the views of so many others?

I feel that I see things relatively clearly, for example; that Obama really is not only a horrible president, but he is also likely a horrible person - ditto Hillary; the things in the world are pretty damned bad overall; that freedom really is dwindling (more likely disappearing) in this country; that it should not be possible for something like climate change to be subjective: the data should be the data and that is it - but it's not and that is a huge fucking problem - the list could go on for a very long way.

But how much of that is me being propagandized?

If any of it is, then I am embarrassed by that.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 10:24 AM (BZAd3)

201 Dick Sargent was a mensch!

Posted by: Zombie Elizabeth Montgomery at August 27, 2015 10:24 AM (gwG9s)

202 @192

We will need operation werback on steroids to fix the glitch.

I can only think of one candidate who would attempt such a thing.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (eDW1j)

203 Ma Clinton should preemptively offer Uncle Joe the veep slot.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (6xtq3)

204 Biden will make Trump look mean?

Biden is a mean old dick himself, just re-watch the SCOTUS hearing for Robert Bork.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

205 shrug Evil always wins, because good is dumb.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (XiVKO)

206 >>>but there has been a lot of ace-baiting in the comments lately.

YO, WHO YOU CALLIN AN ACE-BAITER?

Posted by: AL ARPTON at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (E5UB0)

207
>>>Dick Sargent was a mensch! Posted by: Zombie Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery liked Dicks.

Posted by: rdbrewer at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (Iyg03)

208 Does anyone else think Sargent's "Green Shutters" look pretty blue?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (VAsIq)

209 I dont think very many of our current crop of voters know or care about Bork

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (zOTsN)

210
Neither are the Republicans. Any more the Republicans are the standing room only crowd of the left.
Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 27, 2015 10:21 AM (ShdUd)

DIABLO: democrats in all but label only.

Posted by: Mark Steyn, who was onto this YEARS ago at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (Nfdkj)

211 This week in AOSHQ history will be known as the "baning times", just one small stain on an otherwise above average experience.

Posted by: John Doh at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (XApGT)

212 196 I don't really get the Weirddave post pulling, but there has been a lot of ace-baiting in the comments lately. You don't have to sh$t all over the blog's host to make a point - and a lot of these comments don't really have appoint except to insult ace.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:22 AM (NOIQH)

THIS. It's a property rights issue: ace's property, which gives him certain rights, among which is life, liberty, and the right to kick out obnoxious twits as he defines them.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

213 >>Slow Joe Biden came out on top when he went up against Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan in the VP debates. I thought Palin held her own butthe polls showed differently. Biden smoked uber-hyped wunderkind Paul Ryanlike a cheap cigar. It was embarrassing. I was embarrassed to watch.

Yea, I've never bought this analysis. Yes, I saw the polls that said Biden won the debate but they were just that, polls, there was no vote or conclusive evidence.

Biden was embarrassing during that debate. He acted like a condescending, trained seal. He said exactly nothing of substance but if we are judging things on who made a better spectacle on tv then I guess you could make a case for Biden.

Go back and watch any Democrat debate from the times when Biden was a candidate. He was horrible. he had all the dynamism of Tim Pawlenty and scored about as well.

As a second banana political hatchet man, which is pretty much the description of today's VP, he is ok. As the man out front he is a disaster.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (OGm46)

214 Yeah because allowing someone or something to iinvestigate themselves is such a "Democratic" idea?

If it's good enough for Iran...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (9krrF)

215 If they ban all the assholes, how then will we shit?

*self-assuredly smirks*

Posted by: Dang, smoking a pipe in his comfy chair at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (2oWD2)

216 just re-watch the SCOTUS hearing for Robert Bork.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)



*Slow burn*

*muttering incoherent obscenities*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (yMVjf)

217 Uh hi. I decided to stop lurking, what's up Morons?

Posted by: That Millenial dweeb at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (c8A7l)

218 I dont think very many of our current crop of voters know or care about Bork

Posted by: ThunderB

omg I *love* Bjork! Remember that "Hunter" video where she changed into a tiger? lol so cool!

Posted by: LIV at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (VAsIq)

219 Dick Sargent was a mensch!

Posted by: Zombie Elizabeth Montgomery
--------------------------------------------
He's the fucking caucasian version of Paolo. I hate that phony.

Posted by: Dick York at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (E5UB0)

220 Slouching Towards Gomorrah should be on everyone's bookshelf. If anything, just to use for profiling purposes.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 10:27 AM (l2max)

221 Uh hi. I decided to stop lurking, what's up Morons?

Posted by: That Millenial dweeb

Hello!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (VAsIq)

222 one person, who was baiting, has been banned.

one

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (zOTsN)

223 relax. this is no pogram

Pograms don't always start out as such. Lots of times they start out as "hey, let's be reasonable and get rid of x". Then it turns into, "hey, we also need to get rid of a, b, c, d, e, and f".

Posted by: GMan at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (sxq57)

224 209 I dont think very many of our current crop of voters know or care about Bork
Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:26 AM (zOTsN

Kind of like the rallying cry of Reagan Democrats

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (J3phO)

225 197 Biden/NotSure'16
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:23 AM (evdj2)

Biden/Curly 2016: A Nyuck in Every Pot!

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

226 Biden was a dick during the Clarence Thomas hearings, too, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (NOIQH)

227 @98ZJUSMC

Yes, I agree totally. The Fast BB's were all pretty, with the Iowa's being downright gorgeous. I will give the devil his grudging due, however: Bismark and Yamato were both rather attractive.

I never saw the Italian BB's as being so beautiful, although many disagree with me. The British and French BB's were, IMHO, various degrees of ugly. I never thought that the Hood (which was a BC, but everyone swooned over it) was all that attractive.

The Germans were our equal - but not superior - in terms of armor quality and build quality. Armor placement wasn't really an issue for them or Japan, since they ignored the treaty.

In terms of fire control, you are absolutely correct. US's was, indisputably, the best overall - which isn't to say that a particular ship couldn't be "hot." By all accounts Bismark had a hot team.

The coup de grace, however, were the 2,700 pound rounds that we could fire. Toe to Toe, Bismark would have to get some lucky shots in, even to an NC (which was lighter armored), since she was only firing 15" rifles. Excellent rifles, for sure, and very high velocity - but still no match for the 16" rifles on all of the Fast BB's.

Everyone talks "Yamato versus Iowa." I'd go with Iowa, all else being equal, every time. Fire control, armor quality and placement, etc.

Yes, those were some great ships.

Posted by: RobM1981 at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (zurJC)

228 160 Posted by: Greymarch at August 27, 2015 10:10 AM (cojlL)

Do they pay you guys by the post or by the word?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (WDySP)

229 If they ban all the assholes, how then will we shit?

*self-assuredly smirks*


Posted by: Dang

I use a bag!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders, who is really freaking old at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (VAsIq)

230 >>187
Aw, hell, Oxford of English added these words:



"manspreading"

"butt dial"

"beer o'clock"



Idiocracy, here we come!!



Posted by: Lizzy

<<



When they add 'hella' and 'ima' and 'ima gone' it will be the end of civilization as we know it.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (OZmbA)

231 Being a lying POS should also get you banned

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (gf8BH)

232 177: "And no I'm not a Trump supporter."

I'm not all in for Trump either. I actually think he would be a very bad president.

However, I like his presence in the arena. Oxen are being gored. Sacred cows are being tipped. Detachable penises are being exposed in pols mouths.

That is what amuses me the most about the reflexive anti-Trumpers. They rail on and on about how he is not really a conservative.

This is news?

I believe that most of Trump's "support" is not people wanting him to actually become president. But it is the pugnaciousness of someone actually fighting back.

No matter who wins the presidency, our lot will not noticeably improve. So we might as well get some satisfaction out of the event.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (UPYPp)

233 To the people who keep going on about Trump's actual leanings, this request.

Compile a list of his demonstrated stances.
Compile lists of same for all the other candidates. (And I'm talking what they do, not what they say.)
Compare and contrast.

Is he conservative? Probably not. But he's probably better than 1/3 of the rest of the field. (Sen. Graham, Gov. Kasich, I am looking. Right. At. You.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (9krrF)

234 188....I'm not laughing. I'm saddened and heartbroken. I can never jeer, taunt, or laugh. It's all too sad.

(And it SUCKS to live in a climate that is only bearable 3 months out of 12, polluted waterways, and nasty-ass bugs the size of ponys).

Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (p2mmX)

235
Trump is as conservative as Jeb Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Huckabee, etc.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 10:30 AM (FUQ2t)

236 226 Biden was a dick during the Clarence Thomas hearings, too, right?
Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (NOIQH

Yes.

Old Joe is a gaffe machine. But he's ruthless. No one, and I mean NO ONE stays in Federal Politics this long without being so. Republican example see Thad Cochran.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:30 AM (J3phO)

237 Being a lying POS should also get you banned

Posted by: Nevergiveup

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Brian Williams at August 27, 2015 10:30 AM (VAsIq)

238 My compliments to whoever is manning the banhammer.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

239
one person, who was baiting, has been banned.

one
Posted by: ThunderB




Mat's early count in the ONT last night was four.

Four.

And don't know if pixy has a scoreboard or log to track the tot accurately. Individual counts maybe be just those one notices.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 10:30 AM (kdS6q)

240 We will need operation werback on steroids to fix the glitch.

I can only think of one candidate who would attempt such a thing.



Rhymes with Trump.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 10:30 AM (pGfNT)

241 Also about Joe doesn't hurt to live in a completely dark navy blue state.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:31 AM (J3phO)

242 They came for the ace-baiters, but I was an ace-baiter, so I said nothing.

Then they came for the Trump fanatics, but I was a Trump fanatic, so I said nothing.

Then they came for me, and there was nobody left to stand up for me.

Posted by: Martin Niemoller at August 27, 2015 10:31 AM (E5UB0)

243 >>I dont think very many of our current crop of voters know or care about Bork

I agree - it's just an example of how he is so not the harmless, amusingly gafftastic uncle Joe the MSM depicts him as.
He may be an idiot like Pelosi, but both of them are also quite cunning in gaining and wielding power behind the scenes. We need a GOP candidate that can get him to reveal this side of him - Paul Ryan certainly wasn't up to the task in 2012.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

244 One statement Trump made in response to the Ramos guy really resonated. "I'm a builder, a fence is easy after 92-story skyscrapers." Perfect.

An easy financing trick, put a surcharge on remittances sent overseas. The big bad government takes its cut like everything else. Currently, it is pretty much free money. Ironically, the ads showing up here have been in Spanish for ATT unlimited calling to Mexico.

Still like Cruz the best, but Trump is giving great value. Daughter wants Carson and he is climbing up as well. As long as #1 on the ticket is not a DC/RNC insider, I'm happy as a pig in clover.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 27, 2015 10:31 AM (MIKMs)

245 I went to bed. who were the other 3? any regulars?

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:31 AM (zOTsN)

246 238 Yeah - there was some swift justice on the EMT. Like inside 60 seconds of an intentionally objectionable post.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:32 AM (6xtq3)

247 I'm through with weak lawyers and on the take politicians, Trump is a paradigm shift so that's who I'm throwing in with.

Trumps not a conservative?

Compared to whom?

Boehner?

Turtle?

Please!

Posted by: Kreplach at August 27, 2015 10:32 AM (eDW1j)

248 242: You may be missing words in that pile of fail.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:32 AM (9krrF)

249 "Mat's early count in the ONT last night was four."




Wow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 10:32 AM (LA7Cm)

250 the people complaining the most were people I had never even heard of before

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:33 AM (zOTsN)

251 (And it SUCKS to live in a climate that is only bearable 3 months out of 12, polluted waterways, and nasty-ass bugs the size of ponys).
Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 27, 2015 10:29 AM (p2mmX

Just imagine if you lived in D.C. the bugs and vermin there are the size of Congress Critters.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:33 AM (J3phO)

252 245: I didn't even recognize the main whiners.

Though I'm sad to report I found dagny's appearance disappointingly less than classy in character.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:33 AM (9krrF)

253 " "I'm a builder, a fence is easy after 92-story skyscrapers." Perfect."


Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (LA7Cm)

254
Why dont you dildos stop making your cases against Trump and make one FOR a Republican candidate.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (FUQ2t)

255 Vote for me!
I will spit on our enemies!
I will also spit on our friends too!

Posted by: Llama Model L-1000 at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (2XMpf)

256 I thought Ace was very classy with Dagny, very

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (zOTsN)

257 I'm a Sargent fan. Thanks for posting that very nice summer piece.

Posted by: MTF at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (TxJGV)

258 Is he conservative? Probably not. But he's probably better than 1/3 of the rest of the field. (Sen. Graham, Gov. Kasich, I am looking. Right. At. You.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil

Exactly! We've got 2/3 of the field that is demonstrably more conservative than the frontrunner.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (VAsIq)

259 relax. this is no pogram

Pograms don't always start out as such. Lots of times they start out as "hey, let's be reasonable and get rid of x". Then it turns into, "hey, we also need to get rid of a, b, c, d, e, and f".

Posted by: GMan
---------------------------------
It's "pogrom" people. Come on people, don't you notice the jagged red line underneath the words? Get with the pogrom.

Posted by: Martin Niemoller at August 27, 2015 10:34 AM (E5UB0)

260 In the World is Horrible news:

A refrigerated truck was abandoned in Austria with up to 50 refugees inside. All dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (JtwS4)

261 For decades, we've described the difference between liberals and conservatives as one of talking and doing.

Liberals see a problem, write and article, create a hashtag and move on, thinking their good intentions are enough to solve the problem.

Conservatives, on the other hand, always thought that problems are mostly solved through action.

This difference was evident for years, but it seems to have faded in the past 10 years. Nobody on our side seems to actually get something done. Sure, there is a lot of talk, but somehow, when the voting comes around, all we get are promises.

Trump, being building, instinctively knows that for every project there comes a time when you need to shoot the quit drawing plans and actually put some steel up.

His mindset measures success by what is built, not what is planned.

Also, I believe his ego and business mindset will clash with the governmental instincts of spend without regard.

We need a radical change. Who else will bring it?

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (Zs4uk)

262 All of the banned posters need some sort of benefit concert to call attention to their plight. We could call it Banned Aid.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (2cS/G)

263 You would not believe how classy!

Posted by: Tonald Drump at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (l2max)

264 I'm for Joe Biden; A brain damaged candidate for a brain damaged country.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (i7JE3)

265 sorry. autocucumber kept correct to "program" my bad

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (zOTsN)

266 ......and I like the morning glories (or whatever that flower is) too. John Singer Sergeant-such a fine artist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (OSs/l)

267
US economy grew at 3.7% annual rate in the 2nd quarter as reported by the always reliable and truth telling Obama administration.

Ugh, maybe a slight case of bullshit in the numbers, or possible a grand lurking turd of monumental proportions?

Market responds favorably!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at August 27, 2015 10:36 AM (OiFtZ)

268 I'm really ambivalent about Trump and it's really interesting to see people duke it out on him. He's a useful idiot in the regard of shaking things up but he frightens me too.

He reminds me of Obama with twice the narcissism but a couple more agreeable positions. I suppose at the very least he seems unlikely to sell us out to the Mullahs because of the amount of boot licking they seem to want from Obama?

I think he'd be a net negative compared to my ideal candidate but this is indeed frustrating to have my ideals so far out of the Overton Window... I don't know how the older folks have put up with this for so long.

Posted by: That Millennial dweeb at August 27, 2015 10:36 AM (c8A7l)

269 166 Trump is not a conservative. He isnt even a Republican. Trump is a democrat. ... . If you vote Trump, you are voting for a de facto member of the democratic party. Trump will do nothing on immigration.


Unlike those Republican stalwarts Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Jeb Bush, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio.
Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:14 AM (O7MnT)

^^^^^^^^^
I agree.

2015 Republicans are essentially LBJ Democrats. Let that sink in.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 27, 2015 10:36 AM (LXJ1e)

270 260 In the World is Horrible news:

A refrigerated truck was abandoned in Austria with up to 50 refugees inside. All dead.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (JtwS4)

Ugh. It's getting bad in Eastern Europe; the Bulgarians are moving troops to the border. Lots of movement all around.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

271 A refrigerated truck was abandoned in Austria with up to 50 refugees inside. All dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

I prepared some remarks in Austrian...

Posted by: Presn't Obama at August 27, 2015 10:37 AM (VAsIq)

272 Exactly! We've got 2/3 of the field that is demonstrably more conservative than the frontrunner.

And you could have said that if it was Jeb.
Or Christie.
Or (shudders in revulsion) Kasich.
Or...do I need to go on here?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:37 AM (9krrF)

273 222 one person, who was baiting, has been banned.

one

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:28 AM (zOTsN)

*********


Whew! As long as it's not 'bating.


Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 27, 2015 10:37 AM (vgIRn)

274 "Trump, being a builder, instinctively knows that for every project there comes a time when you need to shoot the engineers, quit drawing plans and build something."

If people would just stop interrupting me while I'm writing, it would be more coherent.

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (Zs4uk)

275 'Biden was a dick during the Clarence Thomas hearings, too, right?'

Yeah, but I stole the show when I said, "What's all this 'bout a PUBE hayah on a CO-COLA?"

Posted by: Howell Heflin at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (u5gzz)

276 It's odd that the GOP-E is whining that Trump isn't a true conservative after telling us all these years that a true conservative can't be elected and we have to settle for "someone who agrees with you 50% of the time."

As if the GOP was going to be behind Ted Cruz if Trump weren't in the race.

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (O7MnT)

277 Let's see, there are 17 candidates running for the GOP nomination. At this point in time I've ruled out more than I have ruled in.

I'm still sitting on the fence. I haven't made up my mind yet who is my choice. Trump has not been ruled out yet. Does that make me a Trump supporter? No. But, he hasn't been fired yet.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (J3phO)

278 ......and I like the morning glories (or whatever that flower is) too. John Singer Sergeant-such a fine artist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I call them "Blue Blobs of Paint"

Posted by: John Singer Sargent at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (VAsIq)

279 A refrigerated truck was abandoned in Austria with up to 50 refugees inside. All dead.



Austria doesn't deport. Doesn't have to.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (pGfNT)

280
Trump, being building, instinctively knows that for every project there comes a time when you need to shoot the quit drawing plans and actually put some steel up.

His mindset measures success by what is built, not what is planned.

Also, I believe his ego and business mindset will clash with the governmental instincts of spend without regard.

We need a radical change. Who else will bring it?
Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (Zs4uk)

---------

Very good points.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 27, 2015 10:39 AM (LXJ1e)

281 jagged red line underneath the words?


Huh, no spellcheck here. Maybe it's my browser settings.

Posted by: GMan at August 27, 2015 10:39 AM (sxq57)

282 Just sitting around thinking about doing some assortative mating as soon as I get the chance. It would be fun, I suppose, to actually get to know someone, but then I would probably start to hate them. At least that is how it is with all of the politicians that I know.

Posted by: goon at August 27, 2015 10:39 AM (gy5kE)

283 SUNDAY! NEWS SHOW!!

Rev. Al gets booted to weekends.

'I never wanted to be a weeknight pundit. I wanted to be a Sunday morning newsmaker. I wanted to be Dr. Martin Luther King, not Larry King.'

'I'm very happy,' he said Wednesday. 'First, I can reach a wider audience of people who don't get home by 6 at night. Second, I can now get the A-list guests and newsmakers I want. And third, a Sunday morning host is what I always wanted to be.
----

Because that's the problem!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 27, 2015 10:39 AM (fWAjv)

284 Everyone talks "Yamato versus Iowa." I'd go with Iowa, all else being equal, every time

That's the general consensus I always see.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 27, 2015 10:39 AM (yMVjf)

285
So many people obsessed with bannings.
I imagine they're probably the ones who slow down to gawk at traffic accidents

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 10:39 AM (LAliD)

286 Posted by: Lincolntf at August 27, 2015 10:35 AM (2cS/G)

Hanging around with Muldoon I see.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:40 AM (J3phO)

287 ICE is now raiding Rentboy, having apparently deported the very last illegal immigrant.

Posted by: bjk at August 27, 2015 10:40 AM (x2rNW)

288 >>A refrigerated truck was abandoned in Austria with up to 50 refugees inside. All dead.

Sad.
Current mass immigration = World War Z:
http://www.bookwormroom.com/2015/08/20/world-war-i-immigration/

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

289 I'm for Joe Biden; A brain damaged candidate for a brain damaged country.



Posted by: typo dynamofo

We may look back on these halcyon days of 2015 when some were actually optimistic about any Republican, even Donald Trump, getting elected in 2016.


When the Joe-mentum starts, the Media will be "all in" for stupid old Joe. And for a while, even the Republican establishment will help in tearing down Trump.
If this country elects Biden, then we will truly know that the Republic is over.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at August 27, 2015 10:41 AM (RFeQD)

290 cobs are banning cobs

My primary malfunction isn't with the removal of posts, it's the removal without explanation. We still don't know which cob removed which posts and why. It undermines the credibility of the blog where it used to be quite strong in the criticism of the MSM for doing this sort of thing.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 27, 2015 10:41 AM (ktt8p)

291 A refrigerated truck was abandoned in Austria with up to 50 refugees inside. All dead.

Illegal Immigration is not just a US problem, it is happening in every western liberal democracy around the world. I do think some of it is a cheap labor thing but I think the problem is actually more fundamental.

Welfare states all have one thing in common, they need an every increasing young population to fund the ever expanding benefits given to the older population. Perry was right about one thing last cycle, it is a Ponzi scheme and Ponzi schemes do not work unless new blood is constantly added.

Western democracies are not reproducing at anything close to the numbers needed to support the welfare state. So pols either have to cut benefits or get new blood into the system. We know they have zero balls when it comes to cutting benefits, many of them rightly know they won't get re-elected if they fight to do that, and they can't force people to have babies so where are they going to get that new blood?

Hola, amigos.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 10:41 AM (OGm46)

292 276 It's odd that the GOP-E is whining that Trump isn't a true conservative after telling us all these years that a true conservative can't be elected and we have to settle for "someone who agrees with you 50% of the time."

As if the GOP was going to be behind Ted Cruz if Trump weren't in the race.
Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:38 AM (O7MnT)

Yes, from the same people its, "darn conservatives and their purity tests" and at the same time "Trump is not pure enough".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 27, 2015 10:42 AM (LXJ1e)

293 Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 27, 2015 10:41 AM (ktt8p

After seeing ace's response last night. Let it go little brother, let it go.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 10:43 AM (J3phO)

294 Nice to see my old work is still holding up.

Posted by: Stanley Milgram at August 27, 2015 10:43 AM (07YWD)

295 289: "If this country elects Biden, then we will truly know that the Republic is over."

I would argue that the proverbial Rubicon was crossed several years ago.

LBJ, with a pen, in the library.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:43 AM (UPYPp)

296
290 It was explained very clearly.
Is Ace supposed to hunt everyone down so that he can provide them a personal explanation???

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 10:43 AM (LAliD)

297 Well if Trump is unelectable, ir it too late for Bat Boy to get into the race?

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:44 AM (6xtq3)

298 145 Greymarch,

You get it...

3 thumbs up

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at August 27, 2015 10:44 AM (BXOyX)

299 Diss the Golden State, all you want, h8ers, but if you've never had the good fortune to live there, you don't have a clue what you've missed.
Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (p2mmX)

I don't diss California. I've been reading Victor David Hansen's California pieces and grieve a little for what's been lost. For example, California's Central Valley was once--just a few years ago--one of the most fertile and productive agricultural centers in the country; now it's a wasteland like something out of 'Grapes Of Wrath'. Its legislature and most of its politicians have been bought or suborned by billionaire environmentalist fanatic Tom Steyer and his neo-Marxist allies. Its schools are among the worst in the nation. Its infrastructure is falling apart. Crime is exploding. Businesses are leaving as fast as their little business feet can carry them.

Sorry for your loss.I know it won't make you feel any better but those people who are dissing your home state will find out what it's like in just a few short years. So goes California, so goes the country.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (XHR9b)

300 I would argue that the proverbial Rubicon was crossed several years ago.

LBJ, with a pen, in the library.
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:43 AM (UPYPp)


Yes.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (yMVjf)

301
I believe that after the next election most of us here, including Ace, will give up on politics.

Unless a new political party emerges. But the only ones who can make that happen is us. And that aint happening.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (FUQ2t)

302 And you could have said that if it was Jeb.
Or Christie.
Or (shudders in revulsion) Kasich.
Or...do I need to go on here?

Posted by: Brother Cavil

And I (and others) *have* said that. But there aren't a whole lot of Kasich boosters here to argue with.

As for who I'm *for*, I'm rooting for a meteor or the Second Coming.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (VAsIq)

303 Testing. Testing. Is da dogg banned yet?

Posted by: maddogg at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (xWW96)

304 We think we have a problem with "immigration" in this country - it's way worse in Europe.

"Immigrants" from Africa and the middle east are flooding Europe. What the problem is, is that they are fleeing oppression under Islam - violent Islamic 'armies' or oppressive Islamic theocracies. The bigger problem is that what they are bringing with them is Islam.

It's like Californians escaping California for conservative states because of the failures of liberalism in California, and bringing their liberal belief sets with them.

Cannot even begin to understand it.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (BZAd3)

305 US economy grew at 3.7% annual rate in the 2nd quarter as reported by the always reliable and truth telling Obama administration.

Is that "adjusted," or estimate. They've come out w/gaudy numbers before, only revise actuals downward. I think there was a 2 point swing in one number IIRC.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (5buP8)

306 Unless a new political party emerges. But the only ones who can make that happen is us. And that aint happening.

Posted by: Soothsayer

C'mon! Vote for me, and I'll let you punch Obama in the junk!

Posted by: Pander Bear Party at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (VAsIq)

307 Test test.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 10:46 AM (/kI1Q)

308 Ban check.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:46 AM (6xtq3)

309 Is Ace supposed to hunt everyone down so that he can provide them a personal explanation???

Posted by: MAx

He barely has enough time to hunt hobos for feeding as it is.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:47 AM (VAsIq)

310 The fictional parallels from World War Z aren't much different than what is happening across the world today as illegal immigrants pour across Europe and into North America. Their exodus from Central America, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Africa is so massive that nations find themselves unable to provide vital food, shelter and medicine.....

Much of the global immigration crisis today is an artifact of Islamic based wars in the Middle East (mostly Syria) and Africa (mostly Libya). These wars have spawned a multi-million dollar human trafficking trade....


But ISIS and Boko Haram are JV, and the Taliban is now a partner in Afghanistan, and we should just sit back and let Iran work it all out.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:47 AM (NOIQH)

311 cobs are not banning cobs. they are holding politcal threads for the weekdays and for Aces approval. Thats it. no tin foil hat needed

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:48 AM (zOTsN)

312 John Singer Sargent was neither a singer nor a Sergeant. Discuss...

Posted by: Linda Richman

But I *was* a john...

Posted by: John Singer Sargent, leering at a hooker at August 27, 2015 10:48 AM (VAsIq)

313 >>>> Testing. Testing. Is da dogg banned yet?


#twoweeks

Posted by: Bigby's Shaky Hands at August 27, 2015 10:48 AM (3ZtZW)

314 As for who I'm *for*, I'm rooting for a meteor or the Second Coming.

I think a lot of Trump "supporters" are actually on the same wavelength there. Ever seen a horror flick where all the characters were such losers and assholes you rooted for the monster? That's where I am, and that's why Trump.

TRUMP 2016: OK, MAYBE DESERVE HAS A LITTLE TO DO WITH IT

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:49 AM (9krrF)

315 301: "I believe that after the next election most of us here, including Ace, will give up on politics."

I believe you to be correct.

I stopped watching Fox a year ago. I cut off the cable last month.

I think soon, the only political observation I will engage in will occur in EVE Online.

Go PROVI!!!

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 10:49 AM (UPYPp)

316 But ISIS and Boko Haram are JV, and the Taliban is now a partner in Afghanistan, and we should just sit back and let Iran work it all out.

Posted by: Lizzy

Sit back!? Are you insane? Iran needs our active help to whip the Middle East back into shape.

Posted by: Presn't Obama at August 27, 2015 10:49 AM (VAsIq)

317
In a cave many miles to the south
Lives a boy born with fangs in his mouth.
Sleeping until the fading light,
Flying through bloody dreams;
When he awakes the summer night is filled with screams.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:49 AM (evdj2)

318 254
Why dont you dildos stop making your cases against Trump and make one FOR a Republican candidate

-------------------------------------------------------------
That is easy. They can't because there isn't one. Rino-Democratic bought off elite career politician is all they got.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 27, 2015 10:50 AM (ShdUd)

319 Ever seen a horror flick where all the characters were such losers and assholes you rooted for the monster?

Posted by: Brother Cavil

The Neverending Story. Man, those people deserved the Nothing.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:51 AM (VAsIq)

320

so Trump isnt "of the guild". and thats a flaw?

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 10:51 AM (zOTsN)

321 Good morning everyone. It's raining here, much needed rain! I love a good old fashioned thunderstorm. We had a storm last week and a friend of mine got struck by lightning! Well, not a direct hit, but hit the tree she was walking under and flowed out from there. Thankfully she is okay.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 27, 2015 10:52 AM (l/N7H)

322 Eve Online always tempts me, but damn that learning curve is rough.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 10:52 AM (l2max)

323 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at August 27, 2015 10:52 AM (q+zA9)

324 I like Carly Fiorina. I don't know that she'd be a good president, but VP or a cabinet position would suit her. However, I don't like the way she says "innovate".

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:53 AM (VAsIq)

325
I do find it weird that people have no problems with positions the other candidates take that just can't be tolerated.

I understand the kill the GOPe (I'm a fan), but then become a trump super fan for his policies is just strange.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 27, 2015 10:53 AM (ODxAs)

326
He's much like me! And me!
Oh, hold me, Bat Boy! Touch me, Bat Boy!
Help me through the night.
Love me, Bat Boy! Save me, Bat Boy!
Make it all turn out all right!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:53 AM (evdj2)

327 >>>Why dont you dildos stop making your cases against Trump and make one FOR a Republican candidate.

The GOPe is the North Pole of awful. They are indefensible. And this is why I never buy any of the Trump critiques. They're invariably more applicable to the GOPers.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 10:53 AM (E5UB0)

328 From elsewhere:

"This man began with a weak mind and then was told 1. that he could do something and then 2. that he could not. If race admittedly motivated #1, should we be surprised that this person believed race motivated #2. He was incompetent all along, and yet he was hired and lured into investing his time and emotional energy in this work."

One of the many problems with race-preferences. Essentially you're telling a person that they are really capable of more than they are (say, telling a mediocre student he should be able to do well at MIT), and that only their race was holding them back. Then when they inevitably struggle--far more than their peers at say MIT--how else can we expect them to feel but frustrated and believing their race is again holding them down? Particularly shameful when such people may have done just fine in a position for which they were qualified, and therefore seen that their race was not such an obstacle.

But we cant' expect guilt-ridden whites and the grievance-industry nonwhites to ever acknowledge this. So generations of "beneficiaries" of affirmative action will suffer, unprivileged whites and Asians will suffer, and society itself suffers. We're now three generations into this.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 27, 2015 10:53 AM (H5dz3)

329 I've got a headache that would kill a yak. I blame Donald Trump.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

330 Ever seen a horror flick where all the characters were such losers and assholes you rooted for the monster?

Most seasons of Hell's Kitchen are like that.

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (O7MnT)

331 What the problem is, is that they are fleeing oppression under Islam -
violent Islamic 'armies' or oppressive Islamic theocracies.


Partly. But people don't walk all the way across Italy and France and start assaulting truck drivers by the Chunnel trying to get to thousands of pounds of "Council Benefit" because they're so relieved they're no longer in Libya.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (/kI1Q)

332 Eve Online always tempts me, but damn that learning curve is rough.

Haven't logged on there since last year. Real life demands too much and I had to cut back my MMOing to one game only (and EVE requires so, so much...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (9krrF)

333 I like Ted Cruz, but I think he's been so effectively vilified by the media that half of Republicans think he's the devil made flesh, let alone Independents.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (VAsIq)

334 I'm not officially "for" Trump, but I sure like how he's crashed the Jeb! coronation.

And now seeing the MSM essentially giving him the Palin treatment with the GOP jumping on the bandwagon for good measure?
Fcuk all those guys. You've just made yourself less desirable than Trump - quite a feat.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (NOIQH)

335 I believe that after the next election most of us here, including Ace, will give up on politics. Unless a new political party emerges. But the only ones who can make that happen is us. And that aint happening.
Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 10:45 AM (FUQ2t)

I don't think you understand: how you feel or what you think about politics is irrelevant to the quasi-Marxist authoritarians who want the power to control every aspect of your life. Playing dead doesn't mean they won't eat you.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 10:55 AM (XHR9b)

336 I like Ted Cruz, but I think he's been so effectively vilified by the media that half of Republicans think he's the devil made flesh, let alone Independents.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (VAsIq)


if Trump fades, Senator Cruz will be the natural benificary of all those votes.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 10:55 AM (gf8BH)

337 >>Partly. But people don't walk all the way across Italy and France and start assaulting truck drivers by the Chunnel trying to get to thousands of pounds of "Council Benefit" because they're so relieved they're no longer in Libya.

Exactly. They come to be part of the Ponzi scheme.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (OGm46)

338 Which candidate, if not Trump, will bring some common sense to the military?

We won WWII with our troops driving Jeeps.

Our various enemies had land mines, guns, mortars, artillery and the other weapons in use today, but somehow we didn't feel the need to armor every light vehicle in the fleet.

Is there a need for small armored transport? Sure. But not for everyone in every circumstance.

If our industries can make an SUV that can be warrantied for 100,000 miles, they have one tough enough for 90% of our military needs. And even at sticker price, you can buy 5 for every one of the new vehicles they are contracting now.

On top of that, you can put a GPS in a vehicle for $1000, but our military need the $150,000 version? I don't fucking think so.

At some point, we've got to get past this idea that supporting unlimited money for the military means supporting the troops. I'm tired of being fucked. I want someone in the presidency who will feel the same way.

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (Zs4uk)

339 299 TroyRiser,

America will be noteworthy for being the first great power to blow its brains out on its 1st try...

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (BXOyX)

340 As a Moron noted yesterday, the main argument for Jeb! has been his inevitability. Without that, he has less going for him than Huckabee.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (evdj2)

341 IN many ways I Judge a man by the enemies he has and by that Standart, Trump is A OK with me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (gf8BH)

342 John Singer Sargent also has a lot of paintings in the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.


So we have a couple of Morons recently publish on Amazon, and HR's getting hitched.

Any other good news out there? Books written, hobos bagged?

Posted by: logprof at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (vsbNu)

343 Ben Carson seems like a very decent person, but I wonder if he's ever read the Constitution.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 10:56 AM (VAsIq)

344 326
He's much like me! And me!
Oh, hold me, Bat Boy! Touch me, Bat Boy!
Help me through the night.
Love me, Bat Boy! Save me, Bat Boy!
Make it all turn out all right!
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:53 AM (evdj2)


********

Some kind of homage to the Weekly World News?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 27, 2015 10:57 AM (vgIRn)

345 >>>We think we have a problem with "immigration" in this country - it's way worse in Europe.

Japan does a pretty good job of enforcing their borders. As does Israel. It's easily doable, if only you have the will.

There is no moral obligation to let some thug with a criminal record come into your home and shit on your rug and steal your silverware, even if he shouts at you that you're a racist, simply because you invite your good friends into your home but not him.

There is no moral obligation. If you feel compassion for him, there's other ways of doing it without forcing someone to let him inside their home to shit on their floor.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 10:57 AM (E5UB0)

346 Some kind of homage to the Weekly World News?

It's an actual musical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Boy:_The_Musical

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (evdj2)

347 I'm tired of being fucked. I want someone in the presidency who will feel the same way.

Posted by: jwest

Preach it, brother!

Posted by: the chicken at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (VAsIq)

348 344 I suggested Bat Boy as an alternative to Trump.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (6xtq3)

349 338 JWest,

You have a nice truck....

Mil sp3nding ain't breaking the bank...socialism is.

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (BXOyX)

350 It's an actual musical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Boy:_The_Musical
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (evdj2)



DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN ALEX.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 10:59 AM (mf5HN)

351 If our industries can make an SUV that can be warrantied for 100,000 miles, they have one tough enough for 90% of our military needs.

Yeah NO.....How many of those 100,000 miles Jeeps can survive a IED? That's a pretty rediculous argument.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 10:59 AM (gf8BH)

352 Not that I mind the level of pain Trump is causing the GOP, mind you.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 10:59 AM (6xtq3)

353 DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN ALEX.

It is a surprisingly fun show.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (evdj2)

354 Partly. But people don't walk all the way across Italy and France and start assaulting truck drivers by the Chunnel trying to get to thousands of pounds of "Council Benefit" because they're so relieved they're no longer in Libya.
Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 10:54 AM (/kI1Q)

Absolutely what you say is correct, and that is a problem here as well - it was very likely the problem following the enlightenment in Greece and at the end of the Roman Empire, as well.

But the major problem is Islam. That they are bringing it with them. Like the incurable diseases that the invaders are bringing with them into this country. That will be the ultimate cost. Islam will spread, is spreading, like wildfire, relatively speaking and it will destroy any thoughts and memories of liberty with it - like the temple destroyed in Palmyra.

A generation from now - that temple will be less than a memory.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (BZAd3)

355 Marco Rubio gave me hope several years ago, but he seems to be an opportunistic crap-weasel. I think we align closely on a lot of issues, but his stance on immigration is a deal-breaker for me.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (VAsIq)

356 It's an actual musical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Boy:_The_Musical
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (evdj2)

************


Sweet fancy Elvis.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (vgIRn)

357 345: "Japan does a pretty good job of enforcing their borders. As does Israel. It's easily doable, if only you have the will.'

Most of that will derives from not giving a fuck what the twatter mobs and tv talking heads say.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (UPYPp)

358 It's generally believed that Jeeps and Sherman's are what won us the war, aren't they?

We relied too heavily on our Operation Paperclip scientists, and now we have the same systemic problems the Nazi's had.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:01 AM (l2max)

359 Before Trump, the GOP was either ignorant of or indifferent to how angry the conservative base was at their betrayal.

If Trump brings a glimmer of awareness to the reptilian consciousness of the GOP of just exactly WHY and HOW MUCH the base is infuriated with them, it will all be worth it.

Posted by: V the K at August 27, 2015 11:01 AM (O7MnT)

360 Have been told for far to long to hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evil candidates. I chose not to vote. I would be willing to vote for Trump because the establishment hates him. That in itself is enough. Everything the Trump denouncers have been claiming are the accolades of the GOPe.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 27, 2015 11:01 AM (ShdUd)

361 Preach it, brother!
Posted by: the chicken at August 27, 2015 10:58 AM (VAsIq)




Count us in!

Posted by: The Toaster and the Microwave-warmed Cantaloupe at August 27, 2015 11:01 AM (vgIRn)

362 "Japan does a pretty good job of enforcing their borders. As does Israel. It's easily doable, if only you have the will.'


Well in Japan's case, let's be honest, they are an Island Nation now.

And Israel, well... they are many things, but suicidal is not one of them.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:01 AM (gf8BH)

363 358 and the M1 Garand in the hands of an American Rifleman

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 11:02 AM (6xtq3)

364 Huckabee, Jeb, Kasich--farts in the wind. Did I miss anybody?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 11:02 AM (VAsIq)

365 It's generally believed that Jeeps and Sherman's are what won us the war, aren't they?

And 10 million Soviets.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 11:02 AM (evdj2)

366
Gayngster - another new word. The douchebag Virginia shooter was a gayngster.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 27, 2015 11:02 AM (iQIUe)

367
345 Is that a comment on illegal immigration or ace's new banning policy???
I'd argue they are very much the same

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (LAliD)

368 345: "Japan does a pretty good job of enforcing their borders. As does Israel. It's easily doable, if only you have the will.'

Most of that will derives from not giving a fuck what the twatter mobs and tv talking heads say.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (UPYPp)


Operation Wetback. We did it before and we can do it again. Just add Operation Muhammad as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (zF6Iw)

369 The gope is still trying to scare us with Democrats.

It doesn't work anymore.

We see you.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (MQEz6)

370 No doubt the IRS will take months to fork over any of "Toby's" emails. As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says, "This is the latest in a parade of obstruction from the IRS and the Department of Justice on these issues." ...

The capper: One Lerner acquaintance says "Toby Miles" is the name of Lerner's dog.

Nothing quite says truth and transparency like doing Uncle Sam's work under your dog's name.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (H5dz3)

371 >>If our industries can make an SUV that can be warrantied for 100,000 miles, they have one tough enough for 90% of our military needs. And even at sticker price, you can buy 5 for every one of the new vehicles they are contracting now.


No, an SUV wouldn't come close. What we are seeing today is not WWII. Different type of war with different weapons.

My little company worked on both the MATV and the new JLTV projects in a small way. I've seen some of the test data which mimics the kind of attacks vehicle are seeing with IEDs and shaped charges. An SUV wouldn't last 5 minutes and neither would anyone inside the SUV.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (OGm46)

372 359: "If Trump brings a glimmer of awareness to the reptilian consciousness of the GOP of just exactly WHY and HOW MUCH the base is infuriated with them, it will all be worth it."

Hearing Luntz admit to his trembling legs alone was worth it.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (UPYPp)

373 Tons of countries have border fences. No developed country has birth right citizenship except for us

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (zOTsN)

374 Ummm...I think the European migration crisis is not an analog to our thing with Mexico.

And to a large extent Europe is dealing with US-led failure. People are streaming out of North Africa and Syria because there is no way to keep their children alive in the failed states there.

They're dying by hundreds in shabby boats, they're being trafficked by traffickers, now they're suffocating in reefer trucks.

This isn't to get on the good Euro socialist welfare train. They're doing this because they can't survive at home.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:04 AM (JtwS4)

375 It's generally believed that Jeeps and Sherman's are what won us the war, aren't they?

That and sticking Ma Deuce on anything they could put the fitting on.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 11:04 AM (9krrF)

376 Not a good story from people of the horde4, but a good story nevertheless. A florist recycles wedding flowers to give to the elderly:

http://tinyurl.com/nnwdwou

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:05 AM (OSs/l)

377 It is a surprisingly fun show.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (evdj2)


If done with the right spirit, it would be.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 11:05 AM (mf5HN)

378 Not only is Japan an island nation, but let's face it, they're also super racist.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:05 AM (kZVsz)

379 Just add Operation Muhammad as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

That's been in the works for--wait, I think we have different things in mind.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (VAsIq)

380 373 Tons of countries have border fences. No developed country has birth right citizenship except for us
Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (zOTsN)

--Canada does, but that may change since they hold no insane illusions it's baked into their constitution.

Posted by: logprof at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (vsbNu)

381 345: "Japan does a pretty good job of enforcing their borders. As does Israel. It's easily doable, if only you have the will.'

Most of that will derives from not giving a fuck what the twatter mobs and tv talking heads say.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 11:00 AM (UPYPp)

I like Australia's policy: When boat people arrive on their shores, they give them medical attention and get the healthy and then they send them back where they came from. Humane policy and a deterrent to boot.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (BZAd3)

382 "Any other good news out there? Books written, hobos bagged?"

I learned how to disassemble, polish and reassemble the decocker/safety, as well as swap out the firing pin spring on the new P-64. All without losing a single irreplaceable piece.
Nice and smooth now, instead of tearing the meat off your thumb operating it.
Takes about five minutes, once you know the tricks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (VPLuQ)

383 Not only is Japan an island nation, but let's face it, they're also super racist.

Also, demographic free-fall.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (9krrF)

384 Bandersnatch- Jeez that was a depressing bit of truth.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (i7JE3)

385
374 Parasites moving from the host they already killed to the next one they haven't yet.
Are they owed our self-sacrifice in this endeavor???

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (LAliD)

386 But the major problem is Islam. That they are bringing it with them.
Like the incurable diseases that the invaders are bringing with them
into this country.


Agreed there, too. It's been...interesting...to watch Britain get all huffy about the Chunnel when they've already imported half of Pakistan.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 11:07 AM (/kI1Q)

387 The capper: One Lerner acquaintance says "Toby Miles" is the name of Lerner's dog.

Nothing quite says truth and transparency like doing Uncle Sam's work under your dog's name.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy

Toby also collects a Social Security check!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at August 27, 2015 11:07 AM (VAsIq)

388 This isn't to get on the good Euro socialist welfare train. They're doing this because they can't survive at home.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:04 AM (JtwS4)

Primarily because of Islam.

And, by the way, we need to keep exclaiming that Islam is a religion of peace.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:07 AM (BZAd3)

389 Re- Immigration;

Do you owe any loyalty to a nation that brings in people to compete with you in the way you make a living?

Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (i7JE3)

390 If you support Trump, you support a democrat.]


well that is marginally better than being told by Nip Sip that Trump is actually , serious you guys!, Adolph Hitler.

So , improvement.


Posted by: sparky at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (nqa3o)

391 Not only is Japan an island nation, but let's face it, they're also super racist.
Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:05 AM (kZVsz)

yes probably but at least on Okinawa, the amount of intermarriage between Japanese ( or at least Okinawians) is incredible and the kids are very handsome and pretty.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (gf8BH)

392 And this is also a nice story. Women missing her own dog goes to shelter to read to other dogs, which calms them down:

http://tinyurl.com/povpplq

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (OSs/l)

393 Remember that Simpson's episode where Bart learns it's wrong to open a credit card under the dogs name?

Good times.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (kZVsz)

394 So you have way more kids than you can possibly feed and then you have a right to come to my country to take OUR food???

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (LAliD)

395
Official: Captain America and Iron Mans Civil War Teams Revealed

Iron Mans side: War Machine, Iron Man, Black Panther, The Vision, and Black Widow

Joining Captain America: Winter Soldier, the Falcon, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Sharon Carter



The movie is going to be about 3 seconds long with that mismatch.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (kdS6q)

396 I learned how to disassemble, polish and reassemble the decocker.... Takes about five minutes, once you know the tricks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Where can you buy one of those?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (VAsIq)

397 Yeah NO.....How many of those 100,000 miles Jeeps can survive a IED? That's a pretty rediculous argument.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 10:59 AM (gf8BH)


This is a pendulum problem.

At one point, the pendulum was on one side. After some of our guys started getting blown up with IEDs, the pendulum swung way to far to the other side.

Sure, in certain areas there is a need for armored troop transports. They should have the best.

However, our military has just signed a contract with Oshkosh Mfg. to provide new, armored trucks for ALL basic transport at $250K each for the base model and $400K each equipped with electronics.

That's just ridiculous.

And the only reason it's happening is that when someone brings up the fact that 90% of the transport our troops need is no where near a hot zone, some crazed patriot tries to make the questioner into a military-hating villain.

No. Every E-3 doesn't need a $400,000 armored vehicle to get from the motor pool to the PX.

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:09 AM (Zs4uk)

398 I think we need to bring back ROPMA (Religion of Peace, My Ass).

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:09 AM (VPLuQ)

399
Forgot the source: IO9

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 11:09 AM (kdS6q)

400 >>The capper: One Lerner acquaintance says "Toby Miles" is the name of Lerner's dog.
Nothing quite says truth and transparency like doing Uncle Sam's work under your dog's name.

Yeah, not buying that cutesy excuse - they gave the same excuse for Lisa Jackson's "Richard Windsor" email account, but it turns out there was an environmental activist with that name who briefly worked for Clinton's EPA chief Carol Browner. So, maybe it had been in use since the 90's as a way to skirt FOIA requests.

I'd like to know when the "Toby Miles" account was created.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 11:09 AM (NOIQH)

401 Test.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (O+0DS)

402 for all we know she named her dog after the secret account

Posted by: ThunderB at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (zOTsN)

403 394 Ahhhhhh that compassionate conservatism which has done so much good for our nation

Posted by: MAx at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (LAliD)

404 Do you owe any loyalty to a nation that prosecutes citizens for crimes it allows non-citizens commit without penalty? Lack of car insurance,license registration are said to be routinely ignored in some places.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (i7JE3)

405 'Sup, fappers?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (2Ojst)

406 "Where can you buy one of those?"


Caitlyn, it's a mans gun honey.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (VPLuQ)

407 Impressionist art? That's a bannin'.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (1CroS)

408 Weird. One minute I'm posting, next minute nothing is showing up.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (O+0DS)

409 371 Jack Straw,

JWest and his nice truck don't give a fuck about dead gis

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at August 27, 2015 11:11 AM (BXOyX)

410 I gotta admit, the Banning Thread yesterday was fun.

That said --and I hope I don't get banned for stating it-- every couple of months Ace goes on a banning rage, but just a couple of weeks later things seem to regress to where they were before, with different faces/hashes.

Posted by: logprof at August 27, 2015 11:11 AM (vsbNu)

411 @376 This reminds me of a time, years ago, when the monks assigned to the big cathedral in Detroit thought they'd raise funds by learning flower arranging. They started growing flowers, a godly enough pursuit, and soon learned to make very nice bouquets. There was a lot of customer loyalty, and business was good.

Trouble was, the floral industry in town was all mobbed up. They didn't appreciate losing business, even to churchmen. The usual sly warnings went unheeded, so a couple of the bigs got together and decided to strong-arm the brothers.

They brought in the toughest leg-breaker in the region, a guy named Hugh. Even the crime family types thought this was over the top, and asked why they needed such a badass to deal with gentle monks. And the answer was,

Only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

And yeah, I heard that from a priest at Sacred Heart Major.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 27, 2015 11:11 AM (xq1UY)

412 >>This isn't to get on the good Euro socialist welfare train. They're doing this because they can't survive at home.

Spend some time in Latin America or Mexico with drug cartels and failed states. Doesn't get a lot of press but parts of those areas are every bit as dangerous as Africa or the Middle East.

Australia has a real problem with illegals streaming in on "boats" from PNG. Port Moresby is one of the most dangerous places on the planet. When you rent a car there you are warned 1) do not drive at night and 2) if you do, do not stop at a stop sign, just keep on rolling. It is routinely ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the world and rightfully so.

I'm not saying that everyone coming from those places is just coming for the free benefits, some are fleeing real violence and oppression. But one of the reasons some of the people on our side don't fight it harder is they need those young workers dollars.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (OGm46)

413 Large numbers of immigrants are fleeing Islam because they are Christian.

They're going to European because America will take Islamic claiming refugee status, i.e. fear of persecution at home, but not Christians.

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (qOsoH)

414 An one final animal video

Whale choking on trash saved by people on a boat . He en stayed around to pose for pictures (video):

http://tinyurl.com/qgwrgxs

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (OSs/l)

415 408 - uh oh. Intermittent banning?

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (6xtq3)

416 Looks like an easy win for Team Iron Man.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (2cS/G)

417 It looks like folks in the Empire ignored Imperial Law regarding Imperial Secrets.

The Empire forgives them.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (MQEz6)

418 Agreed there, too. It's been...interesting...to watch Britain get all huffy about the Chunnel when they've already imported half of Pakistan.
Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 11:07 AM (/kI1Q)

And a huge danger with that whole situation is that when the natives get fed up, nationalism gets fired up (not bad in itself) and extreme nationalism and then extreme nationalistic charismatic leaders gain followings , yada, yada. Bad things.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:12 AM (BZAd3)

419 Hi jewells! Hopefully we will get some of that rain here too.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 27, 2015 11:13 AM (2XMpf)

420 Yeah, not buying that cutesy excuse - they gave the same excuse for Lisa Jackson's "Richard Windsor" email account, but it turns out there was an environmental activist with that name who briefly worked for Clinton's EPA chief Carol Browner. So, maybe it had been in use since the 90's as a way to skirt FOIA requests.

I'd like to know when the "Toby Miles" account was created.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 11:09 AM (NOIQH)



Actually, Lerner's dog's name really is Toby. Miles is her husband's last name.

The only person I give a pass on using personal email for government business is Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and that's because she's an utter idiot.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 11:13 AM (mf5HN)

421 Scientists have just made carbon nano-fibers from CO2.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02427

So greenhouse gas is now a raw material!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:13 AM (JtwS4)

422 Diss the Golden State, all you want, h8ers, but if you've never had the
good fortune to live there, you don't have a clue what you've missed.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 27, 2015 10:18 AM (p2mmX

I was born and raised in rural Northern California. I was back last week for a visit and it was great. But no doubt things have gotten worse in the 20 years I have been gone. Traffic Sacramento to the North Bay=HORRENDOUS. Rural Calif. is dying, and it is so hard to see. I lived in Georgia for 17 years, and I learned a lot, but I never liked it, so I feel your pain. Now in the mountain west, and it's great, but it'll never fill the hole in my heart that is California.

Posted by: small town girl at August 27, 2015 11:13 AM (bI0Xl)

423 Huckabee, Jeb, Kasich--farts in the wind. Did I miss anybody?

Santorum

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 27, 2015 11:13 AM (ZQfW9)

424 Soothsayer: "So how did the Megyn Kelly / Jorge Ramos anti-Trump lovefest go last night?"

I can only surmise they concluded with a Product of Deception (TM). I'm busy watching One America News now.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (1CroS)

425 and the M1 Garand in the hands of an American Rifleman
Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 11:02 AM (6xtq3)

Oh, right: the M1 Garand, which emits an extremely inconvenient metallic ting! noise when the clip empties. Sheer battllefield genius, I tell you.

Shermans and Jeeps? In WWII, it typicallytook the coordinated effort of 4-6 Shermans to take out one German heavy tank, which would in turn take out mostor all of the Shermans making the attack. Jeeps? I wasthe CO'sJeep driver for about six months(which dates me). Never wanted to take that vehicle into battle because just about anything can blow it up or punch holes in it. In me, to be precise. No protection whatsoever.

I realize entirely too much money has been wasted on foolish defense expenditures, but extolling the virtues of crappy kit, weaponsand equipment doesn't buttress the argument against wasteful defense spending.

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (XHR9b)

426 Not only is Japan an island nation, but let's face it, they're also super racist.

Also, demographic free-fall.
Posted by: Brother Cavil
------------------------------------------------------------------------

And you know how they deal with that? They use robotics. It's not as if that technology is beyond us or Europe.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (E5UB0)

427 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:06 AM (VPLuQ)


I bought a Taurus Tracker 44 magnum cheap because it had "issues". Yeah, issues. Disassembled 50 times, 3 new parts made, other parts deburred, polished, or milled for clearance. Bitch finally shoots and rotates and locks cylinder like it is supposed to. PIA but a powerful pistol in a small, light package.

Posted by: maddogg at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (xWW96)

428 Only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

And yeah, I heard that from a priest at Sacred Heart Major.
Posted by: Stringer Davis



Sgt. At Arms Muldoon! Arrest that poster!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (O+0DS)

429 There was an article on RCP some time ago where a defense analyst made similar points as jwest, in regards to CV policy.

Posted by: pericles at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (3FBAK)

430 Caitlyn, it's a mans gun honey.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

But you said "decocker"...ohhhh, okay. Sorry.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (VAsIq)

431 This is a pendulum problem.

At one point, the pendulum was on one side. After some of our guys started getting blown up with IEDs, the pendulum swung way to far to the other side.

Sure, in certain areas there is a need for armored troop transports. They should have the best.

However, our military has just signed a contract with Oshkosh Mfg. to provide new, armored trucks for ALL basic transport at $250K each for the base model and $400K each equipped with electronics.

That's just ridiculous.

And the only reason it's happening is that when someone brings up the fact that 90% of the transport our troops need is no where near a hot zone, some crazed patriot tries to make the questioner into a military-hating villain.

No. Every E-3 doesn't need a $400,000 armored vehicle to get from the motor pool to the PX.

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:09 AM (Zs4uk)

This is not a pendulum problem. That "pendulum" is never swinging back... like letting the Genie out of a box. And those jeeps that are NOT just to drive from the motor pool to the galley. And they come already to be fortified if sent to a hot zone.

Can the Military purchase of weapons and weapons system be better, of course, but your cherry picking examples out of context. And the State of the Military after 6 years of Budgets Cuts is declining and declining fast and moral is thru the floor.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:14 AM (gf8BH)

432 The movie is going to be about 3 seconds long with that mismatch.....
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


So who gets the Hulk?

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at August 27, 2015 11:15 AM (qOsoH)

433 "Scientists have just made carbon nano-fibers from CO2. "


What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 11:15 AM (LA7Cm)

434 Looks like an easy win for Team Iron Man.

Eh. Spider Man and Thor probably land on the other side.

And whoever can say "We have a Hulk" has a big ole green leg up.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (659DL)

435 Where can you buy one of those?

http://bit.ly/1MQrrVK

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (evdj2)

436 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02427

So greenhouse gas is now a raw material!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:13 AM (JtwS4)

Yes. And you are a bad person for pointing that out.

Everybody! Don't talk to Bandersnatch. He is a bad person.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (BZAd3)

437 Imagine a Biden-Trump debate. Biden wouldn't be able to get away with the shit Paul the puss let him get away with.

I can imagine it turning into:

"F you, Trump!"

"No, f you, Joe!"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (u0lmX)

438 I bought a Taurus Tracker 44 magnum cheap because it had "issues".



Must be hit and miss. I've had two .357 Trackers. Both flawless.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (O+0DS)

439 RickB is still here! Awesome.


Question, if someone is banned do their posts disappear entirely? Or are they just stopped from making new comments?


Gracias.

Posted by: prescient11 at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (q5APL)

440 425 Gee - you take all the fun right out of a war.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (6xtq3)

441 Huckabee, Jeb, Kasich--farts in the wind. Did I miss anybody?
--------------------
Santorum

Posted by: AltonJackson

Oh, haha, yes. *ahem*
#BringBackOurSweaterVest

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (VAsIq)

442 After listening to the morning news, and calls for more laws against "gun violence", I have a real simple solution. Any time someone is fired and has to be escorted from the building BY THE POLICE, they get taken to the nearest mental facility for 72 hour observation.

The Left has this "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" romantisized view of the mentally ill. They hate involuntary commitment. But, if you do this, it will show up on their record when they go to buy a gun. It doesn't really take any new laws. We just have to admit that there is something wrong with going into a rage when you are fired.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (5HBd1)

443 407 Impressionist art? That's a bannin'.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 27, 2015 11:10 AM (1CroS)

--It's Impressionist art, but it's American Impressionist art.

Posted by: logprof at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (vsbNu)

444 Must be hit and miss. I've had two .357 Trackers. Both flawless.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (O+0DS)


I have the .357 7-shot too. And yes, it is flawless.

Posted by: maddogg at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (xWW96)

445 Everybody! Don't talk to Bandersnatch. He is a bad person.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus

Personal attack!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (VAsIq)

446 a little late to the party here, but i just read ace's new ban rules in the sidebar.

::shifty eyes::

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (AkOaV)

447
Looks like an easy win for Team Iron Man.
Posted by: Lincolntf



The BFG on Team Cap is a a longbow. On Team Iron Man, a universe altering gem of power.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (kdS6q)

448 And you know how they deal with that? They use robotics. It's not as if that technology is beyond us or Europe.

That does zero help to reverse the demographic issues, mind you. Which was the entire point of my statement.

The future belongs to whoever shows up...and Japan's time looks to be running out.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (9krrF)

449 >>>at least on Okinawa, the amount of intermarriage between Japanese ( or at least Okinawians) is incredible and the kids are very handsome and pretty.

Tell me more.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (E5UB0)

450 And in todays feminist stupidity:

Women blames patriarchy for killing of reporter in Roanoke.

http://theothermccain.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (OSs/l)

451 What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 11:15 AM (LA7Cm)

You make whatever you want. Airplanes, boats, stuff that stops bullets,

Anything that needs to be strong and lightweight.

Plus, it's conductive, so...

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (BZAd3)

452 What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?


According to the Krautish article that led me to the link, you make carbon fiber which is a light material for building cars, airplanes and wind turbine blades.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (JtwS4)

453
433 "Scientists have just made carbon nano-fibers from CO2. "
What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 11:15 AM (LA7Cm)

Burn them.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (MQEz6)

454 What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill

Floss!

Posted by: 9 out of 10 Dentists at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (VAsIq)

455
Question, if someone is banned do their posts disappear entirely? Or are they just stopped from making new comments?


Gracias.
Posted by: prescient11 at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (q5APL)

depends.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (AkOaV)

456 depends.

Posted by: mynewhandle

That's my line!

Posted by: Gramma Hillary(!) at August 27, 2015 11:20 AM (VAsIq)

457 "Floss!"


Ahhhh.......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 11:20 AM (LA7Cm)

458 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (u0lmX)

Unfortunately if they both start yelling "f you" on national television they won't get banned.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:20 AM (OSs/l)

459 Posted by: notsothoreau at August 27, 2015 11:17 AM (5HBd1)

That would be abused.

Posted by: Positive Waves at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (MQEz6)

460 Question, if someone is banned do their posts disappear entirely? Or are they just stopped from making new comments?


Gracias.
Posted by: prescient11 at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (q5APL)

Who the fuck wants to know?

Posted by: Albert Anastasia-Lord highe Executioner at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (gf8BH)

461 I wonder what new gun control laws Terry McOlive believes would have prevented this tragedy.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (nFICN)

462
Oh, in other nerd news, while in the HBO Game of Thrones Stannis the Rightful King has been -- possibly -- ganked, in an article over at The Independent author GRRM has announced Stannis vive! in the books.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (kdS6q)

463 depends.
Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:18 AM (AkOaV)



Those are just for the older commenters.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (vgIRn)

464 'ought to take a few of those carbon fibers and make a roof for those Indy cars

Posted by: pericles at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (3FBAK)

465 I believe the point being made re: military expenditure is that sometimes you don't need a super expensive F-35 to do the job, sometimes a cheap-ass A-10 will work.

You don't always need an AEGIS destroyer, sometimes an FF will work.

Not everything needs to be hyper engineered expensive whiz-bangery.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (l2max)

466 I'm tired of being fucked.

Posted by: jwest

Meh, just get married then.

Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (C278+)

467 "The future belongs to whoever shows up...and Japan's time looks to be running out."


Remember when Japan was going to buy up everything?

I think their pop' is set to decrease by a quarter by something like 2050.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (LA7Cm)

468
"Any other good news out there? Books written, hobos bagged?"

Finally got all the parts needed to build two Garands. Building the "beater" first. This project started in 2005. Slight lack of focus involved.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (uhftQ)

469 But please correct me if that's not the point you were making, jwest.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (l2max)

470 Question, if someone is banned do their posts disappear entirely? Or are they just stopped from making new comments?


Gracias.
Posted by: prescient11 at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (q5APL)

depends.
Posted by: mynewhandle



Seriously. Depends on the banning situation. I've had ip addresses banned, (thanks at&t), where I can't post, but previous posts stayed. I've had hashes go bad where they show up, then go "poof" upon refresh.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (O+0DS)

471 Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Posted by: Dylan Thomas, who was a poet who wrote this poem, which is good advice at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (VAsIq)

472 Those are just for the older commenters.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at August 27, 2015 11:21 AM (vgIRn)

and those who want to be as efficient as possible with their time.

Like that astronaut chick who drove cross country to confront her ex boyfriend.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (AkOaV)

473 That does zero help to reverse the demographic issues, mind you. Which was the entire point of my statement.

The future belongs to whoever shows up...and Japan's time looks to be running out.
Posted by: Brother Cavil
---------------------------------------------
If you're going to be demographically phased out, why would you care who shows up after you're gone, or even if there's anyone left at all.

If, while waiting for my demise, robots do the jobs that are vacant, or immigrants, I'll take robots. They don't vote or need my tax dollars for entitlements.

I say this as a descendant of immigrants (father/Austria, mother/Korea), so I'm not being xenophobic. Just kind of melancholy that Americans and Europeans are demographically self-immolating. I happen to like western civilization.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (E5UB0)

474 OFF SLIMY PEDOPHILE SOCK.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (E5UB0)

475 "What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?"

Manufacture giant spider webs. For humans.

Posted by: Arachnophilia, Inc. at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (1CroS)

476 "My little company worked on both the MATV and the new JLTV projects in a small way. I've seen some of the test data which mimics the kind of attacks vehicle are seeing with IEDs and shaped charges. An SUV wouldn't last 5 minutes and neither would anyone inside the SUV."

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 11:03 AM (OGm46


You can't protect everybody from everything.

If an IED is buried in the road, your best bet for survival is to be in an open jeep when it goes off. Let the force of the explosion carry you up and away from the blast.

What you don't want is to be in an armored vehicle that is hit with shaped charge from a grenade launcher, common in the middle east.

The tightly sealed armor insures your vital organs will be smashed with the overpressure and your body incinerated with the captured heat.

When you engineer for one eventuality, another presents itself. Enemies adapt.

So now that you've built the new vehicle that can stand up to what use to destroy Humvees, what are you going to do when the bad guys alter their tactics and weapons slightly and start toasting GIs in the new ones?


Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (Zs4uk)

477 And this is the point in the thread at which I encourage everyone to go back to #28 and read my most cromulent idea for

Ban Duels.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (JtwS4)

478 What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?



Make the 2016 line of bikinis.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (O+0DS)

479 Oh shit, I did not know the Banning Policy was in the Sidebar.

For now I feel safe since book sales are contributing to his Val-U-Rite stream.

Posted by: logprof at August 27, 2015 11:24 AM (vsbNu)

480 It's generally believed that Jeeps and Sherman's are what won us the war, aren't they?

Yes, after the bombers and fighters planes

Posted by: Cicero Skip at August 27, 2015 11:24 AM (FIrEF)

481 Seriously. Depends on the banning situation. I've had ip addresses banned, (thanks at&t), where I can't post, but previous posts stayed. I've had hashes go bad where they show up, then go "poof" upon refresh.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:22 AM (O+0DS)

Yeah, as far as I can tell, the cobs can ban by IP, ban by hash, ban by nic.

They can also manually delete posts, I'm not sure if the bans automatically delete everything you've posted -- in fact I'm pretty sure none of them do since if you search the archives you can still find posts by banned peoples.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:24 AM (AkOaV)

482 What do you do with carbon nano-fibers?


Bras for DD and larger.

Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 11:25 AM (C278+)

483 389 Re- Immigration;

Do you owe any loyalty to a nation that brings in people to compete with you in the way you make a living?
Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 27, 2015 11:08 AM (i7JE3)

Damned good question.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 27, 2015 11:25 AM (LXJ1e)

484 Make the 2016 line of bikinis.

Posted by: rickb223

Give this man a government grant to make his science come true.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at August 27, 2015 11:25 AM (VAsIq)

485 Blankety Blank So and So: "I wonder what new gun control laws Terry McOlive believes would have prevented this tragedy."

The laws that when printed could be stacked like sandbags and make a wall.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 27, 2015 11:26 AM (1CroS)

486 Cashew nuts.

Posted by: Cashew Nut Corporation of North America, Advertising Department at August 27, 2015 11:26 AM (nFICN)

487
I'm pretty sure none of them do since if you search the archives you can still find posts by banned peoples.
Posted by: mynewhandle




I think it deletes all posts by that poster in the thread where the ban happened, but doesn't extend into other older threads.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 11:26 AM (kdS6q)

488 So greenhouse gas is now a raw material!
Posted by: Bandersnatch
--------------

I've always felt that way.

Posted by: Flora at August 27, 2015 11:26 AM (9mTYi)

489 477 And this is the point in the thread at which I encourage everyone to go back to #28 and read my most cromulent idea for

Ban Duels.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (JtwS4)

It could be promising.

But we'd need a ritualized way to challenge someone to a ban duel.

Like, "Bandersnatch, I hereby challenge ye to a ban duel. You pick the weapons, I pick the location."

Something like that.

Anyways, promising idea, but I think the details need to be hammered out.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:27 AM (AkOaV)

490 So were these "green" shutters certified? Bet they cost a pretty penny. Typical gubbermint energy saving boondoggle.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at August 27, 2015 11:27 AM (uPxUo)

491 " every couple of months Ace goes on a banning rage, but just a couple of weeks later things seem to regress to where they were before,"

Usually once he gets his anal glands expressed, he goes back to being his cuddly little self.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:27 AM (VPLuQ)

492
So greenhouse gas is now a raw material!
Posted by: Bandersnatch
---------------------
We could have told you that.

Posted by: Morning Glories, all around the door at August 27, 2015 11:27 AM (9mTYi)

493 Do you owe any loyalty to a nation that brings in people to compete with you in the way you make a living?
Posted by: typo dynamofo



No.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:27 AM (O+0DS)

494 I think it deletes all posts by that poster in the thread where the ban happened, but doesn't extend into other older threads.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 27, 2015 11:26 AM (kdS6q)

That makes sense.

Also, for example, when ace banned himself, his old posts and comments still existed. Not sure what thread he was in when he pissed himself off enough to ban himself though.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (AkOaV)

495 So were these "green" shutters certified? Bet they cost a pretty penny. Typical gubbermint energy saving boondoggle.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan

*Harumph* They are made from locally sourced renewable bamboo and cost $3 Million.

The paint had lead in it, though, so we had to destroy them.

Posted by: Eco-loon at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (VAsIq)

496 Everybody! Don't talk to Bandersnatch. He is a bad person.
Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 27, 2015 11:16 AM (BZAd3)


*sidles over to Bander*

Hi there, bad boy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (mf5HN)

497 If an IED is buried in the road, your best bet for survival is to be in an open jeep when it goes off. Let the force of the explosion carry you up and away from the blast.

What you don't want is to be in an armored vehicle that is hit with shaped charge from a grenade launcher, common in the middle east.

The tightly sealed armor insures your vital organs will be smashed with the overpressure and your body incinerated with the captured heat.

When you engineer for one eventuality, another presents itself. Enemies adapt.

So now that you've built the new vehicle that can stand up to what use to destroy Humvees, what are you going to do when the bad guys alter their tactics and weapons slightly and start toasting GIs in the new ones?


Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (Zs4uk)

Stop digging, your really off base with this one

Posted by: Albert Anastasia-Lord highe Executioner at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (gf8BH)

498
Taurus tends to be hit or miss. The good ones are really good. The bad ones tend to be hopeless.
Bought a Taurus 9 shot .22 revolver years ago. It would fire the first 9 no problem. Re-load and the next 9 would just not fire consistently. You might have to pull the trigger a dozen times just to get 4 shots off.
Then there is the 24/7 pro. Tack driver and dead nuts reliable.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (uhftQ)

499 Trump-dilly-icious!

Posted by: Wendy's at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (vsbNu)

500 If you're going to be demographically phased out, why would you care who shows up after you're gone, or even if there's anyone left at all.

You may not care if the raging assholes inherit the earth, but I'm not fond of the concept personally...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (9krrF)

501 Anyways, promising idea, but I think the details need to be hammered out.
Posted by: mynewhandle
--------------

I find your statement offensive.

*runs to tell Ace*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

502 Going back and deleting older comments probably bans you for being a spammer.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (l2max)

503 We could have protected our troops from IEDs by using tracked vehicles more and retaliatory arty missions....

The problem ain't kit it is will.

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (BXOyX)

504
remember the "obama is ridin dirty!" guy?

wasnt he some sort of 'pastor' and supporter of hillary clinton?

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (FUQ2t)

505 Cashew nuts.



Cash yer nuts for how much $$?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (O+0DS)

506 "Damned good question."


Yes, that's quite a point.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (LA7Cm)

507 Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (Zs4uk)

I for one would not like to be in an open topped jeep when an IED went off.

Just felt like I should get that out there, for the record.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:30 AM (AkOaV)

508 @476 Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:23

Not to mention with every new armored vehicle, it reduces the rapid deployment of the force. Used to be you could put half a dozen HUMMVs in a C-17. Now its what...two? More than doubles the sorties just to move a heavy Battalion.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 11:30 AM (r65B3)

509 Anyways, promising idea, but I think the details need to be hammered out.

Posted by: mynewhandle

Ooh, pick me! Pick me!

Posted by: Mjolnir at August 27, 2015 11:30 AM (VAsIq)

510
Just to warn y'all, Im gonna be saying that a lot now.

obama is RIDIN' DIRTY!!

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 27, 2015 11:30 AM (FUQ2t)

511 I find your statement offensive.

*runs to tell Ace*
Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

fuccckkkkk.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:30 AM (AkOaV)

512 *sidles over to Bander*

Hi there, bad boy.
Posted by: alexthechick -


Oh hello, pretty girl!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:31 AM (JtwS4)

513 486 Cashew nuts.


Gesundheit.

Posted by: Roy at August 27, 2015 11:31 AM (VndSC)

514 Martin O'Smalley gets less attention than Jim Gilmore.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 11:31 AM (nFICN)

515 Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

LOL, Mike

Does that qualify as a microaggression?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:31 AM (OSs/l)

516 *runs to tell Ace*
Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 27, 2015 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

There's names for people like you. Unfortunately I can not call you them or you will be doing extra running.


///

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 11:31 AM (QyBQv)

517 Do you owe any fealty to a country that allows Gov. to persecute people who share your political belief?

Posted by: typo dynamofo at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (i7JE3)

518 The "Ban the Banning band".

Posted by: John Doh at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (XApGT)

519 Hey TKAW,

Have you tried one of those overhauled CMP Garands before? Either in .308 or .30-06?

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (l2max)

520 497: "If an IED is buried in the road, your best bet for survival is to be in an open jeep when it goes off. Let the force of the explosion carry you up and away from the blast."

My first instinct is to ask how many deployments have you been on?

But then I must refrain and merely offer...


You have a nice truck.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (UPYPp)

521 Martin O'Smalley gets less attention than Jim Gilmore.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So

But--but...look at my guitar!

Posted by: Martin O'Malley at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (VAsIq)

522 Shit SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (gf8BH)

523 Breakfast today - ban, ban, ban, ban, eggs and ban

Posted by: Roy at August 27, 2015 11:32 AM (VndSC)

524 Hey, I see you found that picture my daughter drew when she was in kindergarten. We had it hanging on the fridge, but I thought it was lost in our last move.

We called it the "I really have no idea how to draw, especially flowers" phase.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 27, 2015 11:33 AM (TOk1P)

525 I spent most of my career in an open jeep...much better than the HUMMV. I liked the ability to see all around me. If the IED in the road is big enough, it won't matter what your in. You won't feel a thing.
but for many of the mines and smaller devices, we'd throw a couple of sandbags on the floor and maybe a spare flak vest and voila...survivable. AND you might yet be able to have children.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 11:33 AM (r65B3)

526 Anyways, promising idea, but I think the details need to be hammered out.
Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:27 AM (AkOaV)



Hey, don't look at me, I already suggested that actual flamethrowers be used.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (mf5HN)

527 You gotta love the slap happy effect of it, like brrrrrt with a stiff brush. But not Sargent. He wouldn't have done that. It's like a silly sketch and I love it.

I have a canvas print such as you buy online in front of me of a rock that has me utterly fascinated. Red Rocks Park, just before the tiny tunnel near top a few cars can park under a ridge. This is the rim that sticks out over the hoods of parked cars.

Of the hundreds of photos of the park, no matter where you stand, no matter the path, no matter your lens or camera, no matter your composition, your photo is already taken a million times. All my photos look like all other photos. It sucks. All new photos of Red Rocks look like my photoset of that park that looks like all others, the scenery ones do. But this one single study of the rocks themselves, straight on with only 2% sky, using the wrapped canvas is the most interesting of all by showing the multiple patterns laid into the rock. Its lichen forms this similar pattern. Little dots spritzed on top of the surface as a painting, this same technique of using a stiff brush. Yet you know that didn't happen. That's just one of the patterns, there are others that make you forget you are looking at rock. It is the single photograph that looks unlike all the others. It's enlarged as far as PhotoBucket offers, and dramatic as heck. But not so colorful. Mostly red. That's why it was rejected at first. It's color is subtle, and in shadows.

The rock has layers of apparent bubbles, and swirls, holes, handholds, tunnels, curved surfaces with light crawling the edges, it flows like a river and foams like the sea, and crosses as a woman's legs, and you know none of this is possible. It's rock. It for a guest bedroom and it's perfect to fall asleep to because it allows imagination to drift. And NONE of the other millions of photos of Red Rocks Park does this. This one closeup of rock is the winner.

http://s242.photobucket.com/user/bour3/media/print/DSC_2985.jpg.html

Posted by: bour3 at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (5x3+2)

528 For the busy business woman, just rent a womb!

http://www.celebitchy.com/444299/
dylan_lauren_used_a_surrogate_because_she_ was_traveling_a_lot_across_the_globe/

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (NOIQH)

529 >>f an IED is buried in the road, your best bet for survival is to be in an open jeep when it goes off. Let the force of the explosion carry you up and away from the blast

This is just demonstrably false. One of the major design features on the new generation of mine resistant vehicles is a V shaped, armored hull which was engineered to deflect a blast from a mine under the vehicle. There was extensive testing and engineering used to arrive at this design and it was one of the major reasons that the current generation of Humvees is being replaced.

One of the silliest arguments I see made about the military procurement process is when people do the whole $500 dollar toilet seat argument and try to extend it to everything. Of course there is waste in government procurement. It's government, duh.

But there was a ton of effort put into trying to up armor Humvees to make them suitable for the new type of warfare that exists today and it there was absolutely no way to make them functional to today's needs. Even if they did half of what was needed, the cost would have been prohibitive and the functionality and performance wasn't even close.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (OGm46)

530
If the Virginia shooter was a white guy captured on video wearing a CBF pin, it would be all over the news. A black guy wearing an Obama badge, not so much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (9mTYi)

531 AND you might yet be able to have children.

Posted by: Diogenes

WHY! Damn, I just got rid of 2.

Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (C278+)

532 For our dear departed Morons and 'Ettes, this song is for you:

https://soundcloud.com/user-446951175/heard

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (0NdlF)

533 Have you tried one of those overhauled CMP Garands before? Either in .308 or .30-06?


I'd give my left cashew nut for an M1 Garand .30-06

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (O+0DS)

534 I was watching an early 2012 re-run of The Middle last night and they referred to "Occupy Indy" and I thought, gee, whatever happened to all those Occupy D-baggers? I guess that was just a 2012 election ruse. Downtwinkles.

Posted by: Blankety Blank So and So at August 27, 2015 11:35 AM (nFICN)

535 528: "For the busy business woman, just rent a womb!"

Just go to the Bene Tleilax. Axlotl tanks for everyone!

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at August 27, 2015 11:35 AM (UPYPp)

536 I spent most of my career in an open jeep...much better than the HUMMV. I liked the ability to see all around me. If the IED in the road is big enough, it won't matter what your in. You won't feel a thing.
but for many of the mines and smaller devices, we'd throw a couple of sandbags on the floor and maybe a spare flak vest and voila...survivable. AND you might yet be able to have children.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 11:33 AM (r65B3)

The nature of War, the kind of Wars we are fighting now, when and if we actually fight, is changing. And the ALL the casualty statistics and type of wounds we are treating says you wrong.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:36 AM (gf8BH)

537 Hey, don't look at me, I already suggested that actual flamethrowers be used.
Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (mf5HN)

That just seems so... environmentally unfriendly.

Flamethrowers burn a LOT of fossil fuels, no?

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:36 AM (AkOaV)

538 Hi alexthechick!

Here is a present for you

http://tinyurl.com/o6jn8fz

Posted by: chemjeff at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (2XMpf)

539 That makes sense.



Also, for example, when ace banned himself, his old posts and
comments still existed. Not sure what thread he was in when he pissed
himself off enough to ban himself though.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:28 AM (AkOaV)


I'm guessing it was one that had to do with sodomy and Rick Sanctorum. Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (TOk1P)

540 Flamethrowers burn a LOT of fossil fuels, no?

And anything else you use 'em on, what's your point?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (9krrF)

541 When will President Obama be dispatching people to comfort the grieving families of the two people killed in Roanoke and when will be calling the families?

Next question.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (OSs/l)

542 The nature of War, the kind of Wars we are fighting now, when and if we actually fight, is changing. And the ALL the casualty statistics and type of wounds we are treating says you wrong.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:36 AM (gf8BH)

Yeah, I don't know enough about explosions to really contradict that, but it really doesn't sounds right to me that an open topped jeep with some sand bags is safer (for IEDs) then a v-hulled MRAP or even an unarmored humvee.

But, you know, what do I know?

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (AkOaV)

543 A black guy wearing an Obama badge, a white mesh wife beater, cowboy hat, and a videoed previous road rage incident, all while declaring a desire for a race war... not so much.

Added a little to it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (VPLuQ)

544 AND you might yet be able to have children.

Posted by: Diogenes

WHY! Damn, I just got rid of 2.
Posted by: wrg500



There's always standing in front of the microwave at 7-11

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (O+0DS)

545 shit

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (VPLuQ)

546 508 @476 Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:23

Not to mention with every new armored vehicle, it reduces the rapid deployment of the force. Used to be you could put half a dozen HUMMVs in a C-17. Now its what...two? More than doubles the sorties just to move a heavy Battalion.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 27, 2015 11:30 AM (r65B3)


This is the case.

Instead of a light transport vehicle, the people trying to cover their ass in the military want a vehicle that can do everything.

Just like the F-35. Gee guys, if we spend enough money, we can have the expensive planes ever built that can do everything - only they can't do anything better than our enemy's planes.

Buy a specialized IED hardened transport in the limited quantities needed, but for the 90% of the other transport, buy something off the rack.

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (Zs4uk)

547 536 Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:36 AM (gf8BH)

Once upon a time the response to "irregular operations" would have been cantonment and retaliation...

hell NGU I posited we needed "counter IEDs" where snipers remote detonated mines to the miners....

we are not a serious nation WRT military foreign policy anymore and THAT will not be fixed by ANY amount of Mil spending.

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (BXOyX)

548 @rickb223

CMP will ship one right to your door, they're not too hard to come across.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (XiVKO)

549 540 Flamethrowers burn a LOT of fossil fuels, no?

And anything else you use 'em on, what's your point?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (9krrF)

I just think we should go green with our duels.

Maybe crossbows?

Even longbows, if some so desire.

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:38 AM (AkOaV)

550 530
If the Virginia shooter was a white guy captured on video wearing a CBF pin, it would be all over the news. A black guy wearing an Obama badge, not so much.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2015 11:34 AM (9mTYi)

One is a symbol of the Confederacy
The other is a symbol of a f*cking jack ass.

It's the white/black thing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 11:39 AM (QyBQv)

551 Anybody old enough to remember 'Rat Patrol"?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 27, 2015 11:39 AM (VPLuQ)

552 I'm guessing it was one that had to do with sodomy and Rick Sanctorum. Not necessarily in that order.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (TOk1P)

So, did ace come out in favor of or against sodomizing Rick Santorum?

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

553 oh and nood

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

554 >>When will President Obama be dispatching people to comfort the grieving families of the two people killed in Roanoke and when will be calling the families?

Or going to the Roanoke church's memorial service to speechify in front of those mourning the loss of the reporter and cameraman?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

555 For the busy business woman, just rent a womb!


Not just for gay men and that chick from The View anymore!

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (/kI1Q)

556 Oh, goody!. Muslim spiritual leaders all on board against global warming. Details at Legal Insurrection.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (OSs/l)

557 Added a little to it.
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Stroke, stroke....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

558 So, did ace come out in favor of or against sodomizing Rick Santorum?

Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)


Yes

Posted by: BurtTC at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (TOk1P)

559 buy something off the rack.

Posted by: jwest

You monster!

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (VAsIq)

560 It's amusing to speculate about what Trump would do if he were POTUS --- but it's irrelevant. You might as well daydream about President Charlie Brown's Dildo.

Pick up a dictionary, turn to the word "unelectable," and you will see Trump's picture.

Jeb!!! is unelectable too, BTW.

If those 2 remain the front-runners of the GOP next year, I think the Dems could nominate a dead squirrel and win.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (cN9Sk)

561 541 When will President Obama be dispatching people to comfort the grieving families of the two people killed in Roanoke and when will be calling the families?

Next question.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:37 AM (OSs/l

Let's ask questions where we know the answer, when is his next T-time?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (QyBQv)

562 CMP will ship one right to your door, they're not too hard to come across.


Just high $$. With strings attached/lists.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (O+0DS)

563 Stacy McCain reports the theory going around in feminist circles is that misogyny killed the poor Virginia woman reporter.

Apparently the patriarchy reaches out through TV or radio waves or something, and made that crazy man go shoot the female reporter. The cameraman, in this telling of the story, doesn't really factor.

Posted by: MTF at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (TxJGV)

564 el post de nuude

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (WDySP)

565 We should mess with ace and get a flame war going. 15 minutes and this would be the quietest blog on the interweb.

Posted by: wrg500 at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (C278+)

566 And this is the point in the thread at which I encourage everyone to go back to #28 and read my most cromulent idea for

Ban Duels.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
---
Bring it on! I'm feeling frumious.

Ban Dersnatch.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (E5UB0)

567 North Korean Special Operations Forces (NKSOF) advanced sidearm training.


http://tinyurl.com/p9zljqr

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (fWAjv)

568 560 It's amusing to speculate about what Trump would do if he were POTUS --- but it's irrelevant. You might as well daydream about President Charlie Brown's Dildo.
-----------------------

Didnt know he was running. What's his platform, a good job and a grill/smoker in every garage?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (QyBQv)

569 Have y'all seen this?
http://www.charliedaniels.com/posts/08-24-15/open-letter-congress

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (/kI1Q)

570 560 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 27, 2015 11:40 AM (cN9Sk)

The dead squirrel lives on Biden's pate...

Posted by: sven10077-callsign Charon at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (BXOyX)

571 @rickb223
You can search for them at gun broker and Cabellas but they will cost you a left nut.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (FIrEF)

572 "Yeah, as far as I can tell, the cobs can ban by IP, ban by hash, ban by nic."

--------------------------------------------------------------
It all boils down to censorship and Control. "Freedom of Speech" what a noble idea.
Not talking threats and such like. That is a crime.
If you don't like what some one says...Stop listening, change the channel, log off.
I get offended by being called names for being a born again believer, conservative, Libertarian and a few other things. I'm an adult. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. I'm not going to pee myself or shit my pants because some one has a differing opinion.
WTF. I miss the United States of America.

Posted by: Just thinking out loud at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (ShdUd)

573 When will President Obama be dispatching people to comfort the grieving families..
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Or dispatching an army of DoJ people to investigate the shooter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (9mTYi)

574 Well, that's true, too.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (kZVsz)

575 I like thiseer pitcher ratcheer. Purty.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at August 27, 2015 11:42 AM (TtorR)

576 So now that you've built the new vehicle that can stand up to what use to destroy Humvees, what are you going to do when the bad guys alter their tactics and weapons slightly and start toasting GIs in the new ones?
Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:23 AM (Zs4uk)

Rock is replaced by more easily wielded club. Pointy stick by more aerodynamic and efficient spearhead. Leather and wood by bronze and iron. Bow by longbow by crossbow by rifle. Catapaults by cannon. You see how this works?

Posted by: troyriser at August 27, 2015 11:44 AM (XHR9b)

577 Well, I do understand why Obama went to the Charleston church, but he simply isn't interested if he can't make political points and in the case of the Roanoke shootings it goes against the acceptable narrative so......nope

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:44 AM (OSs/l)

578 "And in todays feminist stupidity: "

Redundant.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 27, 2015 11:44 AM (2Ojst)

579 The majority of waste in government contracting is the continued use of outdated specs for materiel that itself is marginally useful but is required by the rules to stock in certain numbers. Once the numbers fall below a mandated level a new contract is offered and the same old sh!t keeps getting made.

We never bothered to try to ask to be allowed to submit modern updated design and material specs because the process takes too long, is very likely to be shot down because someone in the approval chain has an axe to grind or just in general doesn't want to allow any outside vendor to dictate to the DoD what it uses and lowering costs.

Trust me there's a lot of people who's rice bowl would be at least cracked by the utilization of modern methods and materials.

I know for a fact we produced items in the '90's in the same way as they were initially proposed in 1956. Some of the required materials were NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION or were only available in a limited production run (think $$$$$$$ per unit) at limited times during the year.

And p.s. no one ever mentions that the $500 toilet seat was not due to a cost overrun. It was due to the contract spec having to be met. (as I recall the seat had to perform under some really serious conditions where it was real doubtful anyone would be bothering to take a dump).

The DoD supply chain needs reorganization and a complete restructuring. And that ain't ever going to happen without a dictator in the White House and a World War on our doorstep.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at August 27, 2015 11:44 AM (x3GpS)

580 Ban Dersnatch.


I really should have seen that coming, shouldn't I?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 27, 2015 11:45 AM (JtwS4)

581 "My first instinct is to ask how many deployments have you been on?"


As a veteran, I was "deployed" in Kentucky, El Paso, TX, I spent a year near the DMZ in Korea and then back to the states for about 6 months.

In all of that time, I didn't need an armored vehicle. Neither did the tens of thousands of soldiers I was deployed with. We could have done just fine with pimped out Escalades and one eighth the cost of an Oshkosh truck.

So, unless you believe that Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, England and the entire United States is going to turn into a hot zone soon, perhaps we could save a few hundred billion and give our troops leather seats and plush carpeting.

Posted by: jwest at August 27, 2015 11:46 AM (Zs4uk)

582 Bring it on! I'm feeling frumious.

Ban Dersnatch.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 27, 2015 11:41 AM (E5UB0)

Uh oh. This could get ugly.

*draws vorpal sword*

Posted by: Insomniac at August 27, 2015 11:46 AM (2Ojst)

583
The nature of War, the kind of Wars we are fighting now, when and if we actually fight, is changing. And the ALL the casualty statistics and type of wounds we are treating says you wrong.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 27, 2015 11:36 AM (gf8BH)




War. War never changes.

Since the dawn of human kind, when our ancestors first discovered the killing power of rock and bone, blood has been spilled in the name of everything: from God to justice to simple, psychotic rage.

In the year 2077, after millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of man could sustain itself no longer. The world was plunged into an abyss of nuclear fire and radiation.

But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter of human history. For man had succeeded in destroying the world - but war, war never changes.

In the early days, thousands were spared the horrors of the holocaust by taking refuge in enormous underground shelters, known as vaults.

But when they emerged, they had only the hell of the wastes to greet them - all except those in Vault 101. For on that fateful day, when fire rained from the sky, the giant steel door of Vault 101 slid closed... and never reopened. It was here you were born. It is here you will die.


Because, in Vault 101: no one ever enters, and no one ever leaves

Posted by: Fallout 3 at August 27, 2015 11:46 AM (zt+N6)

584 Ban Duels.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

I think you need to flesh out the details a bit more. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:46 AM (OSs/l)

585 Ban der snatch? Who on earth would want to ban snatch?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 27, 2015 11:47 AM (2Ojst)

586 That just seems so... environmentally unfriendly.

Flamethrowers burn a LOT of fossil fuels, no?
Posted by: mynewhandle at August 27, 2015 11:36 AM (AkOaV)



Yes. Of course they do.


*waves at chemjeff* Ohhh I like those.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at August 27, 2015 11:47 AM (mf5HN)

587
"Have you tried one of those overhauled CMP Garands before? Either in .308 or .30-06?"

I have not, but CMP really knows their stuff and if there is an issue they make it right.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at August 27, 2015 11:51 AM (uhftQ)

588 I liked the Charliie Daniels letter. I had, however, to roll my eyes, about the second comment from the guy who's too busy refighting the War Between the States to make a comment on the lawlessness of the Barack Obama.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 27, 2015 11:53 AM (OSs/l)

589 533 I have one in .308 and an original in .30-06. They're not difficult to find, and in a shooter grade can usually be had for under $1,000. They are a LOT of fun to shoot.

Posted by: Weasel at August 27, 2015 11:58 AM (6xtq3)

590 shooters at mississippi state univ this morn. campus on lockdown. shooter arrested. http://wreg.com/2015/08/27/active-shooter-reported-on-mississippi-state-campus/

Posted by: pointsnfigures at August 27, 2015 01:09 PM (LnE5F)

591 My posts seem to immediately vanish when I try to post to other threads. What does that mean?

Posted by: JackT at August 27, 2015 07:38 PM (p7dd/)

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