EMT 9/5/15 Goin' to Hillsville [krakatoa]

Never been to their flea market & gun show, but I hear it's worth a visit.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:06 AM




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1 Lots of treasures to be had

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 06:11 AM (JghBF)

2 The only commenter in nearly as hour?

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 06:14 AM (JghBF)

3 Airbus worker denied service to a police officer. Wonder if lefty agrees with clerk in Kentucky

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 06:16 AM (JghBF)

4 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 05, 2015 06:18 AM (KCxzN)

5 Hillsville.....?


*looking up*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 06:18 AM (4Egsf)

6 It's Arbys you stupid kindle.
Arbys worker denied service to a police officer, suspended two days.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 06:22 AM (JghBF)

7 Suspended for two whole days? Just in time for a holiday weekend?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 05, 2015 06:27 AM (KCxzN)

8 Town hall didn't give a timeframe. Person should be forced while supervised to fulfill order or be fined thousands of dollars and never allowed a device job

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 06:30 AM (JghBF)

9 Went about 8 years ago. I didn't get to half of it. Lots of stuff

Posted by: Chuck at September 05, 2015 06:31 AM (5BVE6)

10 re: Arby's

The manager was fired. Vic linked to it at the tail end of the Thursday ONT.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 05, 2015 06:32 AM (68LBO)

11 Okay, Hillsville, Virginny. Never heard of before.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 06:33 AM (4Egsf)

12 For any morons in and around Jackson, MS there is a gun show happening this weekend. Radio commercial said it was also tax free.

http://www.mississippigunshows.com/

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 05, 2015 06:34 AM (68LBO)

13 I have no idea how or why she is here, nor can I be held responsible... this overweight drunken whore is thrashing about in my bathtub from the previous thread when Ace thought it was funny to welcome all with a peculiar dialect...I don`t think he understands Charleston!

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at September 05, 2015 06:41 AM (R4vR0)

14 It's finally here.

Navy Football, opening day!


We need to leave around 9:30 to get to Navy and Marine Corp Stadium in time for the 12:00 kick-off.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 06:48 AM (VPLuQ)

15 Just seen two movies advereted that look kinda good. "Sicario" and Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger flick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 06:52 AM (4Egsf)

16 Tawp of the marnin' to yeh!

Posted by: FireHorse at September 05, 2015 07:00 AM (0zI8S)

17 Slow crowd. East coast must be sleeping in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:03 AM (4Egsf)

18 Good morning! Where's the bacon and coffee?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 05, 2015 07:03 AM (yavIa)

19 Navy is playing Army, which has a first down with three minutes left in the half. An Army fan sets off a firecracker, and Navy, thinking it's the end of the half, runs off the field. Three plays later, Army punts........

Posted by: Thurston Howell Trump at September 05, 2015 07:04 AM (R4vR0)

20 Where's the bacon and coffee?

Kitchen.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 05, 2015 07:04 AM (rHXGG)

21 Just got home from work and I'll be off to bed soon.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 05, 2015 07:05 AM (4+S6p)

22 18 posts since 0521hrs, everybody is gone for weekend , hungover or are trying to loose the wenches leftover from last night I guess.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 07:08 AM (JghBF)

23 COJ, how's the new digs?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:11 AM (4Egsf)

24 "hungover or "


Well, we do have some lightweights.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:12 AM (4Egsf)

25

DAY 1,033

430 to go (503 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 07:12 AM (St6BJ)

26 17 Slow crowd. East coast must be sleeping in.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:03 AM (4Egsf)


Me and Tessio formed our own family, so there's guns to be left and cannolis to be taken, a-capit?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 07:13 AM (St6BJ)

27
#26 - link in nic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 07:14 AM (St6BJ)

28 RIcardo! Denver is really nice in the summer. We're kinda anxious for the winter though. Just came home over the weekend to get the Grumpy Grandma some winter clothes and talk to the property management folks to rent this place. How's things with you?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 05, 2015 07:15 AM (yavIa)

29 " a-capit?"


Capiche.



He's still alive?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:17 AM (4Egsf)

30 "How's things with you?"

About the same. Spent some time in 'rado this summer. Those cool mornings up in the mountains are something. Job went full time, no?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:19 AM (4Egsf)

31 30>> I interviewed for a management position and it looks like I'm gonna be selected. I'll find out next week. I'd be OK as a single contributor in the engineering group though.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 05, 2015 07:22 AM (yavIa)

32 29 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:17 AM (4Egsf)

"A-capit" is the Italo-American dialect of Sicilian, which itself is almost a completely different language than what you would hear up north.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 07:23 AM (St6BJ)

33 OK, you rapscallions want content?

Washington Times, 15 best pocket pistols for self defense.

http://bit.ly/1JJhhnD

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 05, 2015 07:23 AM (1xUj/)

34 The best pocket pistol is the one that's actually in your pocket when you need it.

G'mornin', horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 05, 2015 07:25 AM (go6ud)

35 I am south of Hillsville by an hour or so and the Flea Mkt is spotty but can be a blast. Have fun.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at September 05, 2015 07:25 AM (+klYE)

36 33 Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 05, 2015 07:23 AM (1xUj/)


I'd like half rapscallion, half pepperoni.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 07:25 AM (St6BJ)

37 Good luck and here's hoping, COJ.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:27 AM (4Egsf)

38 OK, what does "DAO trigger" mean?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 05, 2015 07:31 AM (1xUj/)

39 Big pockets, deep pockets, hot pockets....

Posted by: BignJames at September 05, 2015 07:31 AM (d4qOU)

40 Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 05, 2015 07:31 AM (1xUj/)

double action only.....no threesomes

Posted by: BignJames at September 05, 2015 07:32 AM (d4qOU)

41 Double Action Only

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 05, 2015 07:32 AM (go6ud)

42 Well it's Saturday morning and I guess the lawn needs some love. And the grill needs some attention. And, there's scotch and cigars that need to be consumed before the road trip back. Damn the luck!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 05, 2015 07:33 AM (60Vyp)

43 Speaking of pocket pistols, got to shoot a little Taurus TCP last weekend.

Kicking, rearing-up little thing even in .380. Not fun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 07:33 AM (4Egsf)

44 Speaking of pocket pistols...

500 rds of Fiocchi 9mm 115 gr FMJ at Cabela's for $103.40

Including shipping.
With over 1,000 rds of 9x18 for the little P-64s, it was time to bump up the 9x19 inventory for the Star Bs, and Mrs VIA's M&P.

Freddy Gray Trial is getting closer and closer.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 07:37 AM (VPLuQ)

45 "38
OK, what does "DAO trigger" mean?


Double Action Only


The advantages are that the gun is simpler to use since the trigger always feels the same and you are less likely to shoot by mistake because the trigger pull is generally heavier than with a single action trigger.


The disadvantages are that a double action trigger pull is generally heavier than a single action trigger pull and so it takes some practice to be able to shoot it accurately.


With a pocket pistol, you are probably not going to be needing olympic shooting competition level accuracy so DAO is often chosen for simplicity of use and safety.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 07:41 AM (QHgTq)

46 20 Where's the bacon and coffee?

Kitchen.

went to the kitchen, only coffee.....
:/

Posted by: Early Morning Thread at September 05, 2015 07:43 AM (oo88B)

47 Black Lives Matter: Death never takes a holiday

Chicago: 3 dead 16 shot
Baltimore: don't know, the Baltimore Sun kind of buries the shooting score.

Posted by: Colin at September 05, 2015 07:44 AM (eoM8x)

48 "Baltimore: don't know, the Baltimore Sun kind of buries the shooting score."

Are they even reporting it anymore?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 07:47 AM (4vXIq)

49
"Baltimore: don't know, the Baltimore Sun kind of buries the shooting score."

Are they even reporting it anymore?

At least the Chicago Tribune reports the score every morning.

Posted by: Colin at September 05, 2015 07:50 AM (eoM8x)

50 Those of you who have lost a parent: please tell me when does it stop feeling as if your heart has been ripped out and you finally stop crying every single day?

Posted by: jmel at September 05, 2015 07:53 AM (cfFqn)

51 I do have a bit of a spam blocker, but these stupid letters keep coming through:

* I am a sincere Christian widow from (somewhere in Africa) who has come into money; I want it to be well spent. Contact me with your information

* You've just won a zillion British pounds. Send me your information

* I represent _______ (my last name) who just died. Send me your information so I can get you the funds due to. as you appear to be the only surviving relative.

Uhhhh, yeah. I'll get on that right away. Right away.

P.S. They only person I know who has that name hasn't died and we haven't spoken 40 years! I don't think they'd be leaving me money even if they were dead.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 07:55 AM (OSs/l)

52 jmel

The empty spot in your life never becomes filled.

In my case, me beliefs are that later, I will reunite with her, and her body will be restored to wholeness, and no longer wracked with pain.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 07:57 AM (VPLuQ)

53 Posted by: jmel at September 05, 2015 07:53 AM (cfFqn)

Dear one-

Your father died within the past couple of weeks. It will take a long, long time. You never "get over" the death of someone so dear to you. The pain just lessens and it will......eventually. I will pray for you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 07:59 AM (OSs/l)

54 jmel.

When you finally accept the fact that your Loved One is no longer with you in the physical world. My Mom has been gone since 1989 but I still think of her very often.

When the sadness over her loss starts taking hold again, I think of how glad that I am she was here for however much time she was.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 08:00 AM (4vXIq)

55 Also, Jmel

Village Idiot's Apprentice (who is NOT an idiot) gives good spiritual counsel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 08:01 AM (OSs/l)

56 This morning has started in an 'interesting' way. Turn on cold water tap and the water is white with sediment. Try kitchen sink, same deal. So ye olde bottle water brushing of teeth.

Will be visiting family so don't expect any comments from me for rest of weekend. Which means while I have the door closed at parent's house due to yapping toy poodle, should get writing done on sequel to Golden Isis.

And for those who haven't bought it yet, please??
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 05, 2015 08:02 AM (68LBO)

57 The first holiday season sucks, but it gets better every year.

Posted by: scrood at September 05, 2015 08:02 AM (3b9U4)

58 Posted by: jmel at September 05, 2015 07:53 AM (cfFqn)

i'm sorry for your loss....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 08:03 AM (0O7c5)

59 have fun anna......is it city water or well?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 08:03 AM (0O7c5)

60 Wow.
That female Police Officer tossed down the highway embankment the other night up in the Lehigh Valley wasn't to far from my fathers.


Very close to the Lehigh Valley Vo-tech where I went during High School.


6ft 4 in dark hispanic male suspect.

Interesting snippet that the Officers are equipped with an electronic emergency beacon to notify dispatch.

From Zip's place
http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=233491

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:04 AM (VPLuQ)

61 So is ace going to make Elizabethan insult night into a regular thing?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 05, 2015 08:05 AM (7OlRf)

62
Those of you who have lost a parent: please tell me when does it stop
feeling as if your heart has been ripped out and you finally stop crying
every single day?

Posted by: jmel at September 05, 2015 07:53 AM (cfFqn)
=========================


My mother fell and broke her hip mid-summer and has been in a rehab facility (code word: nursing home) since then. When we put her in there was the first time in my life I truly got hit over the head with the thought that she's not going to be alive forever. You would think I would know that, right? But it just honestly never occurred to me. Of course she would be here always! She's my mother!


My sincere condolences to you for your loss. I'm sorry for the pain you are going through.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 08:08 AM (dFi94)

63 I hate when that robot cat girl visits.

I hope she stays in her crate.

Posted by: yapping toy poodle at September 05, 2015 08:08 AM (2iV3X)

64 Sorry, jmel.

For me, it was quick realization that the pain and suffering they'd experienced was over and I was actually relieved and glad for that.

The hole it leaves is something else. We have to figure out how to fill it. Somehow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:09 AM (4Egsf)

65 61 Probably not, but it was fun. Some very clever people round these parts.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 08:09 AM (OSs/l)

66 "Well, we do have some lightweights."

Hello.

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:11 AM (Z7oqE)

67 Something weird has been loosed upon the blogosphere. Weirdness everywhere you look.

Like a full moon on drinking night, like hangover monday traffic, like IOU substitute for cash payment day in California.

Posted by: Garoute Trimble at September 05, 2015 08:12 AM (GUYdO)

68 Trump now beating every donkrat in the polls.

gopE hardest hit. Along with wymmyns, chillens, and "migrants"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 08:12 AM (4vXIq)

69 I hadn't known that story about the woman police officer. Just terrible!

"What I like best about the Obama presidency is all the hope and love and racial harmony/" :^(

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 08:12 AM (OSs/l)

70 I like flea markets. Support local businesses. Defund the megacorporations that create piles of rancid pig feces like Jeb.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 05, 2015 08:13 AM (7OlRf)

71
On this date, September 5th, 1972, Palestinian terrorists enter the Olympic Village, take 11 Israeli athletes hostage and ultimately kill them after a botched rescue attempt by the German security forces.

"Our greatest hopes and our worst fears. . . They're all gone."

-- Jim McKay

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:14 AM (St6BJ)

72 #60 drove through that intersection a couple of days before, not much in that region and couldn't believe that. But guess this kind of action is only going to get worse.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 08:14 AM (JghBF)

73 I wish I had well water, but after Katrina I would have been drinking bottle water for nine days straight if I had because that is how long my house had no power.

Hope you have an enjoyable day PG.

Careful there poodle-chan or you might be in the shoe box.

From Germany, Kamui gives a very quick video on her making a costume in one week: https://youtu.be/grMZXonzWBE

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 05, 2015 08:14 AM (68LBO)

74 68 Trump now beating every donkrat in the polls.

gopE hardest hit. Along with wymmyns, chillens, and "migrants"
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 08:12 AM (4vXIq)


I saw a piece somewhere that Itch-Kase and Krispy Kreosote are refusing to be critical of Black Hearts Matter.

And people wonder why Trump is kicking ass.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:17 AM (St6BJ)

75 Teej, I'd never call you a lightweight.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:17 AM (4Egsf)

76 Trump now beating every donkrat in the polls. gopE hardest hit. Along with wymmyns, chillens, and "migrants"
Posted by: Tim in Illinois
------
Thanks for some good news for a change. And kick Rahm in the nuts for me. Thanks.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 05, 2015 08:18 AM (7OlRf)

77 Black Lives Matter: Death never takes a holiday

Chicago: 3 dead 16 shot
Baltimore: don't know, the Baltimore Sun kind of buries the shooting score.


Posted by: Colin at September 05, 2015 07:44 AM (eoM8x)


The good news for Chicago is the city outlawed plastic bags. So that ought to stop all the violence.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 08:19 AM (DiZBp)

78 Pray and don't give up-a video from the Brooklyn Tabernacle church.

(scroll down)

https://www.brooklyntabernacle.org

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 08:19 AM (OSs/l)

79 Still staying at hospice. I feel beat up.

I don't know how my aunt is still hanging on with all the morphine on board.

Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 08:19 AM (xVkS/)

80 Up to this point, Trump, God Bless the man. A refreshing breath of fresh air in an otherwise dank, festering cesspool.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:19 AM (4Egsf)

81 ♫ And I think it's gonna be all right
Yeah, the worst is over now.
The morning sun is shining like
a red giant nuclear furnace...

Morning, Glories! Looks like a Saturday. And yet.. we got a morning thread again! I thought they went out of style.

Posted by: mindful webworker - checking in at September 05, 2015 08:20 AM (yCZVl)

82 So very sorry for your loss jmel.
Lost my mom almost 20 years ago.
Like all of us, she was nowhere near perfect but she raised three kids on her own.
Kept me in ball cleats, milk and forced me to take band class in 7th grade. Also passed along her work ethic.

We don't play many cover tunes but when we do Garth Brooks' "Mom", gets kind of tough tough to hold it together sometimes.

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:21 AM (Z7oqE)

83 I wish I had well water, but after Katrina I would have been drinking bottle water for nine days straight if I had

My parents bought a generator after Rita so they could power their water pump. They are building a new house farther north right now. The new place will be equipped with a generator that runs off a line from the propane tank. Anytime the power goes out, it will engage automatically.

Posted by: no good deed at September 05, 2015 08:21 AM (GgxVX)

84 "The good news for Chicago is the city outlawed plastic bags. "



Doing the tough things and going the extra mile.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:21 AM (4Egsf)

85 "The good news for Chicago is the city outlawed plastic bags. So that ought to stop all the violence. "

Probably a CBF, hidden in someones closet somewhere.

They seem to emit racist energy rays, turning otherwise happy people into bitter layabouts who lash out in anger at life injustices.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:22 AM (VPLuQ)

86 mpfs


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 08:22 AM (0O7c5)

87 skip: trying to loose the wenches

Lefty loosie, righty tighty. Easy.

Oh, lose the wenches.

I thought you said loosen with wrenches.

Never miiiiind.

Posted by: mindful webworker rosannadanna at September 05, 2015 08:25 AM (yCZVl)

88 84 "The good news for Chicago is the city outlawed plastic bags. "



Doing the tough things and going the extra mile.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:21 AM (4Egsf)



What do they put the bodies in?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:25 AM (St6BJ)

89 " The new place will be equipped with a generator that runs off a line from the propane tank. Anytime the power goes out, it will engage automatically."


Pretty cool.


What trips the generator?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (4Egsf)

90 Ah, morning. Hillsville? Sigh. Commence a bit of homesickness for Virginia...

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (06b4v)

91 "Our greatest hopes and our worst fears. . . They're all gone."



-- Jim McKay





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:14 AM (St6BJ)
===============================

I remember watching. I can still hear his voice in my head, saying those words.

Dreadful day.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (dFi94)

92
Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (St6BJ)

93 The Politics of Star Trek
This isn't fan-fluff. Some serious political analysis that will make you go "whoa!".


Star Trek? Next, an in-depth piece on the geography of Sex In the City! Definitely not a bunch of NEET wanking there.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (k9qR4)

94 Speaking of CBFs.
There seems to be a recent trend here in the B'More County area.

High school students affixing big ass US flags on poles to the rear of their pick-ups and Jeeps.

In about half the cases, it is two US flags, one on each side. As if the second US flag is a place holder for something else.

This is a fashion trend which was usually very rare until just recently

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:27 AM (VPLuQ)

95 Aw hell Ricardo, 5' 11", 150 lbs and two over the course of a night is my limit unless I wanna feel like crap the next day so yeah, lightweight.

Nice red rubber ball ya got there mindful.
We could all get in a cyrkle and kick it around a bit.

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:28 AM (Z7oqE)

96 91 I remember watching. I can still hear his voice in my head, saying those words.

Dreadful day.
Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (dFi94)


I was 12 at the time. Barely recalled the 6 Day War, but everything I need to know about Islam I learned on that day, and confirmed on 9/11/01.

As an aside, it turns out that one of the murdered athletes evidently was my uncle's neighbor in Herzliya. Yossi Romano, the weightlifter (may his name be for a blessing).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:28 AM (St6BJ)

97 "Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!"

Depends.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:28 AM (VPLuQ)

98 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:27 AM (VPLuQ

We have the same thing here at our local hs in NJ.
It's encouraging.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 08:29 AM (OSs/l)

99 "The good news for Chicago is the city outlawed plastic bags. So that ought to stop all the violence. "



Probably a CBF, hidden in someones closet somewhere.



They seem to emit racist energy rays, turning otherwise happy people
into bitter layabouts who lash out in anger at life injustices.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:22 AM (VPLuQ)


After Rahm's massive property tax increase passes and people start to flood out of the city all that will be left will be the happy people but at least they won't be burdened by plastic bags.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 08:29 AM (DiZBp)

100 "- and en espanol?!"


?Que?

Como de problemo?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:29 AM (4Egsf)

101 JJ,
Have you felt not so fresh lately?

Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 08:29 AM (xVkS/)

102 97 "Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!"

Depends.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:28 AM (VPLuQ)


"I went down to the lobby to read the Times, but all they had was Hustler in Spanish - "el Hustlero."


Name that movie!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:29 AM (St6BJ)

103 WaPo:

"... it seems
that of the 22 Republicans and Democrats vying for the White House, only
a few have dared to voice an opinion on the Davis matter ..."

Why
would Republican Presidential candidates worry about a Democratic
intraparty squabble ? You can clearly see the Democrats tearing
themselves apart. Then, you get Justice Scalia pouring gas onto the
fire.

Posted by: St Thomas More at September 05, 2015 08:30 AM (e8kgV)

104 101 JJ,
Have you felt not so fresh lately?
Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 08:29 AM (xVkS/)


Believe it or not, I had to do a PTA yesterday with a washcloth. Tile repair the day before.

Hmm.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:30 AM (St6BJ)

105 Dear mpfs, Take care. This too shall pass. My beloved dad is in hospice, and the morphine doses are starting to ratchet up. Spend as much time with him as I can, just being there, so there is someone to listen if he wants to talk. Those hospice workers are awesome, aren't they. Please get some sleep and exercise, mpfs, and allow others to carry the burden too.

Posted by: Emily at September 05, 2015 08:31 AM (7Rn+/)

106 50 Those of you who have lost a parent: please tell me when does it stop feeling as if your heart has been ripped out and you finally stop crying every single day?
Posted by: jmel at September 05, 2015 07:53 AM (cfFqn)

I am sorry for your loss, jmel.

Posted by: Gem at September 05, 2015 08:31 AM (WT5i1)

107 jmel: Those of you who have lost a parent: please tell me when does it stop feeling as if your heart has been ripped out and you finally stop crying every single day?

Dad died, suddenly, close to fifty years ago now. There have been some days I didn't even think about him. Then there are days I walk down to his grave and complain about him and his father dying so young.

May the joy of good memories assuage the pain of loss.

Posted by: mindful webworker rosannadanna at September 05, 2015 08:31 AM (yCZVl)

108 103 Posted by: St Thomas More at September 05, 2015 08:30 AM (e8kgV)


You are missing the big picture. It is at the epicenter of government overreach, lawlessness and the destruction of the Constitution. I'd say that it is indeed a very big fucking deal and no doubt many millions of people agree. It's not just stupid electoral politics. But if you want to just see it that way it's a winner if played right.

See, Reagan, Ronald. 1980, 1984.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:32 AM (St6BJ)

109 "two over the course of a night is my limit"


You have to apply yourself, teej. Practice, train.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:32 AM (4Egsf)

110
84 "The good news for Chicago is the city outlawed plastic bags. "







Doing the tough things and going the extra mile.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:21 AM (4Egsf)

my nieces and nephews from california came out this summer.....i have a ton of plastic bags stored in my pantry..........they thought they were outlawed everywhere....and were confused but impressed that i had so many of them.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 08:33 AM (0O7c5)

111 {{{{{{ grammie!!!!! }}}}}}

Haven't seen you in forever. Have asked about you a number of times and never gotten an answer.

Terrible about Jordy. Have another K-Stater for ya to fall in "love' with though he's not a Packer.
Tyler Lockett. Great kid.

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:33 AM (Z7oqE)

112 "We have the same thing here at our local hs in NJ.
It's encouraging."


There is a reason that the original "Red Dawn" was a hit with many people.

Many of our youth seem to be disaffected by our current trend of thought/mind control and a certain political parties desire to enact Thought Crime legislature. And being force fed veggie patties in the school cafeteria.


And they hate Common Core as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:33 AM (VPLuQ)

113 "Thanks for some good news for a change. And kick Rahm in the nuts for me. Thanks."

According to some of the garbage that comes out of Boystown, he doesn't have any.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 08:34 AM (4vXIq)

114
Jmel:

I had an up/down relationship with my mom. But she was one hell of a lady. I wish I had a fraction of her intelligence and wit and I hope to G-d I have at least that amount in her mental toughness and will.

May your mother's memory be for a blessing and may you be comforted. You don't get over it, but you do adjust, G-d willing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:34 AM (St6BJ)

115 jmel

My dad passed in 1996, I still feel the heartbreak but one day you will wake up and think of them and smile.

It does get easier. There is still a piece of my heart missing and I tell you this as I sit on a sofa in hospice waiting for God to grant my beloved Aunt peace.

Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 08:35 AM (xVkS/)

116 110 my nieces and nephews from california came out this summer.....i have a ton of plastic bags stored in my pantry..........they thought they were outlawed everywhere....and were confused but impressed that i had so many of them.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 08:33 AM (0O7c5)


Moron business opportunity alert!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:35 AM (St6BJ)

117 "and were confused but impressed that i had so many of them....."

Sounds like the original "Crazy Bag Lady Starter Set".

J/K

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:36 AM (VPLuQ)

118 I remember the Olympic tragedy also, but doubt a long siege would happen today, they would send in single suicide bombers now I would think.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 08:36 AM (JghBF)

119 Haven't seen you in forever. Have asked about you a number of times and never gotten an answer.



Terrible about Jordy. Have another K-Stater for ya to fall in "love' with though he's not a Packer.

Tyler Lockett. Great kid.

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:33 AM (Z7oqE)

============================

Hiya teej !! Ya, I've been kinda sick to my stomach about my beloved Jordy. Tyler Lockett, you say? I will keep my eye on him.


Why, Jordy, Why ???

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 08:37 AM (dFi94)

120 "I remember the Olympic tragedy also, but doubt a long siege would happen today, they would send in single suicide bombers now I would think."

First time in Rome airport, Mrs VIA looked up from the lobby towards the ceiling, and said "Why is there a catwalk all the way around the perimeter up by the ceiling?".

I said, "Let me tell you a story".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:38 AM (VPLuQ)

121 Does it get easier? Yes. Ever cease? No. Your memories of them will be a part of you forever.

Now as to the plastic bag bans - what do these twits have against natural gas? What is the alleged problem now solved?

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 05, 2015 08:40 AM (06b4v)

122 Speaking of "Crazy xxx Ladies", you guys see this from Amazon that I posted the other day?


http://tinyurl.com/qysd5og

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:40 AM (VPLuQ)

123 PG, a wore out meme came to mind but I can't make joke about your nieces and nephews.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:41 AM (4Egsf)

124 You do realize I was talking about two 'drinks', as in alcoholic beverages, right Ricardo?

Is that the Matt 24 fig tree grammie?
Looking forward to meeting you at the "gathering".

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:42 AM (Z7oqE)

125 123
PG, a wore out meme came to mind but I can't make joke about your nieces and nephews.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:41 AM (4Egsf)
lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 08:42 AM (0O7c5)

126 In this environmentally responsible state, we have a strong environmentally responsible, sustainable, recycling program where tens of people are employed statewide recycling beverage containers and plastic bags.

It is such an extensive program that it could even be hundreds of part time people employed in recycling, at least as part of their daily duties.

..and that is why our unemployment numbers are better than average and our landfills are not growing like an untreated cancer upon the land.

Posted by: Garoute Trimble at September 05, 2015 08:42 AM (GUYdO)

127 I always thought that SMOD as a political candidate was pretty much an AoSHQ in-house meme.

Insty has a post from Ed Driscoll, and guess which candidate gets a mention?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:43 AM (VPLuQ)

128 "Now as to the plastic bag bans - what do these twits have against natural gas? What is the alleged problem now solved?"


Ludicrous, PC bullshit. When you can't accomplish anything real, you make up some shit to do and hoot like apes that you've done "something."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 08:43 AM (4Egsf)

129 Federal 5.56

1,000 rds for $303.00, shipped.

http://tinyurl.com/nl3dyjy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 08:45 AM (VPLuQ)

130 He's got two returns for touchdowns in the pre-season, grammie.
Some enterprising individual put one of them to some video game music on utube.
If I could do links on this fone... hint, hint horde.

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:49 AM (Z7oqE)

131 So is ace going to make Elizabethan insult night into a regular thing?

I was just sifting through the burned out remains of that thread. Some pretty funny stuff.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 08:50 AM (5buP8)

132 "Now as to the plastic bag bans - what do these twits have against natural gas? What is the alleged problem now solved?"

Here in Commiefornia, the marine biologists keep pointing out examples of sea creatures washed up dead with bellies full of plastic bags. Because the bags are so light relative to their size, they become easily windborne when empty and they blow out to sea. Various critters there eat them, mistaking them for prey.

Of course, this problem would go away if people would simply handle and dispose of the damn bags in a competent and responsible manner.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 05, 2015 08:50 AM (noWW6)

133 What separates pro wrestling from politics? In wrestling, the grapplers talk trash before the match starts. In politics, they mostly do their trash talking after the match is over.

It's now been more than a week since Donald Trump encountered -- at what should have been a routine news conference at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa -- something the billionaire real estate developer is not used to seeing: an ego as big as his own.

The healthy self___ belongs to Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, perhaps the nation's most popular Spanish-language media figure and sometime activist.

I'm being careful not to use the "j-word." While Ramos considers himself a journalist -- apparently a weird hybrid blend of anchor, reporter, analyst and commentator -- I'm not sure, given how he conducted himself at the Iowa news conference, that the newsman can still lay claim to the title.

For one thing, Ramos trampled at least a dozen rules and customs dictating how journalists are supposed to behave. Ramos was unprofessional in his demeanor and impolite to his colleagues. He made himself the story, posed arguments rather than questions, and freely expressed his own opinions.

He also played the victim when challenged, and failed to disclose at that moment a potential conflict of interest -- that his daughter works for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.


... they left out the word "rude"

Posted by: Hulk Hogan at September 05, 2015 08:51 AM (e8kgV)

134 Is that the Matt 24 fig tree grammie?

Looking forward to meeting you at the "gathering".

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:42 AM (Z7oqE)

----------------------------------------------

Yes it is, teej. Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King.

(RIP, Andre Crouch)

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 08:52 AM (dFi94)

135 Ow. Stupid knife couldn't tell the banana from my finger. Stupid, stupid knife didn't know not to cut toward me. Luckily, not serious, no blood. Glad it wasn't one of those stupid guns.

Posted by: mindful webworker - blame the tools at September 05, 2015 08:52 AM (yCZVl)

136 Jeb Bush is my colon.

Posted by: male cows, everywhere at September 05, 2015 08:52 AM (7OlRf)

137 * sound of pin dropping *

Posted by: mindful webworker - shhh it's meditation time at September 05, 2015 08:56 AM (yCZVl)

138 Stupid gun question: What's the difference between a .38 and a .380?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 08:57 AM (5buP8)

139 Okay, that's pretty cool.
Guy closing cbs this morning with a song called "Tennessee Whiskey". Call the style country blues?

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 08:57 AM (Z7oqE)

140 Stupid gun question: What's the difference between a .38 and a .380?

The extra zero increases the evil.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 05, 2015 08:58 AM (oVJmc)

141 I thought it might be the diff. between revolver semi-auto. But .45 semi's aren't .450s.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:00 AM (5buP8)

142 "Stupid gun question: What's the difference between a .38 and a .380?"


Essentially same diameter bullet but different cases and powder loads. The .38 is a rimmed revolver round whereas the .380 is a lower powered semi-auto rimless round.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:00 AM (4Egsf)

143 So Californians can't handle garbage then?

No surprise.

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 05, 2015 09:00 AM (06b4v)

144 Who cuts bananas anyway? If you must cut them, though, a dull edge does better...

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 05, 2015 09:02 AM (Bi1Tt)

145 "What's the difference between a .38 and a .380?"

The exact same difference between a 30-30 and a .303

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:03 AM (4vXIq)

146 Big pockets, deep pockets, hot pockets....
Posted by: BignJames at September 05, 2015 07:31 AM (d4qOU)


Voulez-vous cochon avec moi! ce soir?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF2otwl4ros

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:03 AM (3pRHP)

147 what it is? Buzzion still dead?

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 05, 2015 09:03 AM (0FSuD)

148 38 vs 380? The 0 changes the pissed off factor by that much if shot by one. Suggestion go bigger or stay home.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 09:04 AM (JghBF)

149 Tim in Illinois.
Down-State, or PRC? (Peoples Republic of Chicago).

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:04 AM (5buP8)

150 Participation rate falls again, so does U-3.

If a few million more people go on the dole we might reach full employment.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 05, 2015 09:05 AM (oVJmc)

151 136 Jeb Bush is my colon.
Posted by: male cows, everywhere at September 05, 2015 08:52 AM (7OlRf)

Say, what?

Posted by: General Colon Bowel, putative head of the GOP at September 05, 2015 09:05 AM (St6BJ)

152 Here ya go

http://gundata.org/blog/post/38-special-vs-380-acp/

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:06 AM (4vXIq)

153 @142

Actually 380 is hotter, but has less mass.



http://tinyurl.com/nstwuzh

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 05, 2015 09:06 AM (0FSuD)

154 146 Big pockets, deep pockets, hot pockets....
Posted by: BignJames at September 05, 2015 07:31 AM (d4qOU)

Voulez-vous cochon avec moi! ce soir?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF2otwl4ros
Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:03 AM (3pRHP)


Couchez, but cochon has similar connotations, IIRC.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 09:06 AM (St6BJ)

155 "The .38 is a rimmed revolver round whereas the .380 is a lower powered semi-auto rimless round."

And the .380 case is noticeably shorter than that of the .38. Certain parts of the world refer to the .380 as "9mm Kurz", where kurz = short.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (noWW6)

156 I remember when grocery stores only had paper bags. Then tree huggers bitched and they would ask if you would like paper or plastic. My brother has been in the printing business 40 years and says they have the management of forests down so well that there are more trees in this country than ever before. I wonder if Mayor 9 Fingers has a family member that makes reusable bags that they'll make everyone buy or have to dig out the old Radio Flyer to haul stuff home.

Posted by: dartist at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (ahBY0)

157 Right in the middle. In between Bloomington and Lincoln.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (4vXIq)

158 Catching up on sidebar action... I'm really happy for Tim Tebow. He's such a good guy. I hope he continues to play well.

Posted by: Gem at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (c+gwp)

159 If a few million more people go on the dole we might reach full employment.

I think there's some kind of tipping point there. And, Barky would be perfectly happy to push us there.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (5buP8)

160 When you finally accept the fact that your Loved One is no longer with you in the physical world. My Mom has been gone since 1989 but I still think of her very often.

When the sadness over her loss starts taking hold again, I think of how glad that I am she was here for however much time she was.
______________________

Yes, I have also found that as the pain and aching sense of loss lessens with the passing of years, the feelings of wonder and gratitude for the life of the loved one grows.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (a31sM)

161 157 Right in the middle. In between Bloomington and Lincoln.

So, Cards or Cubs?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:08 AM (5buP8)

162 "http://gundata.org/blog/post/38-special-vs-380-acp/"


Ed Zachary.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:09 AM (4Egsf)

163

Yea, Alabama! Drown 'em Tide!
Every 'Bama man's behind you,
Hit your stride.
Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,
Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave.
And if a man starts to weaken,
That's a shame!
For Bama's pluck and grit have
Writ her name in Crimson flame.
Fight on, fight on, fight on men!
Remember the Rose Bowl, we'll win then.
Go, roll to victory,
Hit your stride,
You're Dixie's football pride,
Crimson Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 05, 2015 09:10 AM (rwI+c)

164 >>>Who cuts bananas anyway?

*AHEM*

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 05, 2015 09:10 AM (7OlRf)

165 Right in the middle. In between Bloomington and Lincoln.



So, Cards or Cubs?

======================




My bet is Cardinals.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 09:10 AM (dFi94)

166 Well grammie, we've got most of the 70th week of Daniel to get through first but yes, that "week" could begin so very soon.
See Marv Rosenthal's "Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church" for that view.

I need moar coffee. Also clothes to iron and wedding presents (5 qt Dutch oven and skillet-cast iron of course) to wrap. They'll last a lifetime and season and get better over time as I hope their love does. I've watched my friend's eldest daughter grow up over the last 20+ years.

Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej who wants a lab puppy at September 05, 2015 09:10 AM (Z7oqE)

167 There used to be two very large paper and cardboard manufactures right in Chicago proper. By Midway, I think. I used to pick up and deliver loads quite often when I was driving a semi. That has been over 10 years ago now.

If they still exist.

Blame Big Paper!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:10 AM (4vXIq)

168 Well Buzzfeed has a list of 51 fantasy series that one must read. Happy to report most of their list, I have managed to avoid whilst reading Fritz Leiber, P.C. Hodgell, Elizabeth Moon, and Jane Lindskold.

And everyone have a great weekend.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 05, 2015 09:11 AM (68LBO)

169 If a few million more people go on the dole we might reach full employment.



I think there's some kind of tipping point there. And, Barky would be perfectly happy to push us there.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:07 AM (5buP



I love how the MFM was spurting in its panties yesterday over the rotten jobs number. "We're at the lowest unemployment number in forever!!!!!!" Barry's five year plan is the bestest ever!!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:11 AM (DiZBp)

170 Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 05, 2015 09:10 AM (rwI+c)

=======================


Doesn't Alabama play Wisconsin later today?


Too bad for Alabama. There shall be much sadness there.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 09:12 AM (dFi94)

171 The deadbirds? Naw.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:12 AM (4vXIq)

172
Bye teej. Have a wonderful day.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 09:13 AM (dFi94)

173 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:06 AM (4vXIq)

Great minds think a like.



Posted by: Nip Sip at September 05, 2015 09:13 AM (0FSuD)

174 Those of you who have lost a parent: please tell me when does it stop

feeling as if your heart has been ripped out and you finally stop crying

every single day?

Posted by: jmel at September 05, 2015 07:53 AM (cfFqn)


Every day is terrible and bit by bit it hurts less, and one day I started wondering why it didn't hurt as much any more. I started wondering if I should be guilty for that.

Don't follow that path, you heart heals and you get on with your life. That is what life is for.

I had someone tell me that if it didn't hurt, and I wasn't sad, then he would worry about me.

I can deal with anything life sends me but sympathy. I react with anger or when it was bad, tears.
If you like, and it will make you feel better, I will gladly send you a daily ration of shjt.
It is a service we offer here, for free.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:13 AM (3pRHP)

175 156 I remember when grocery stores only had paper bags.
Every time I hear some ass-hat hand me a double sided copy to "save trees" I want to explode. Through solid forest management, by PRIVATE companies, trees/wood/paper is now a renewable resource. There are far more forested acres in North America than there were in the 1800's. You know what one of our only solid exports to China is, besides manufacturing jobs? Paper and cardboard.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:13 AM (5buP8)

176 Hillsville... lots of good dentistry going on there, I take it?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:13 AM (TOk1P)

177 And what the heck are you people talking about that I keep getting tarpon ads here?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:14 AM (TOk1P)

178 anon a mouse: Who cuts bananas anyway?...

Well, when I tried putting the whole banana on my cereal, it was kind-of awkward to eat.

...If you must cut them, though, a dull edge does better...

I did mention that the knife didn't really cut me, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - shoulda stuck with raisins at September 05, 2015 09:15 AM (yCZVl)

179 Good lord, I think they are Portuguese tarpons, in fact.

Or Spanish. All those Euros look alike to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:15 AM (TOk1P)

180 171 The deadbirds? Naw.

I know, right? Why would you root for the best team in baseball, when you could root for the 1908 world champions.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:15 AM (5buP8)

181 "There are far more forested acres in North America than there were in the 1800's. "


In my part of Texas, 150 years ago it was wide open prairie. Few trees except around water. Today? Cross timbers, wooded land.


Why?


Cows.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:16 AM (4Egsf)

182 "Great minds think a like."

Thats the first time anyone has ever accused me of having a great mind.

Thanks!


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:16 AM (4vXIq)

183 If they still exist.

Blame Big Paper!!

Trader Joes still has paper, so somebody must still be making them. Maybe they come from China along with the shitty garlic I keep seeing.

Posted by: dartist at September 05, 2015 09:16 AM (ahBY0)

184 Navy Football, opening day!


We need to leave around 9:30 to get to Navy and Marine Corp Stadium in time for the 12:00 kick-off.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 05, 2015 06:48 AM (VPLuQ)
---
Anybody up for a Horde trip to the Army-Navy game?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 09:17 AM (jR7Wy)

185 I remember when I lived south of St. Louis while going to school. I could only get the Cardinals games on the radio. WGN didn't reach that far. Longest four years of my life. I think Harry Carey was still announcing for the Cards back then. Yes, I am that old.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 05, 2015 09:19 AM (dFi94)

186
This is what "bending the health care curve" looks like:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11844314/T

housands-of-cancer-patients-to-be-denied-

treatment.html

(remove extra spaces)


So, in the end - the National "Healthcare" Service

is just one big Death Panel.


And Sarah Palin was the stupid one.


Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 09:19 AM (KUa85)

187 171 The deadbirds? Naw.



I know, right? Why would you root for the best team in baseball, when you could root for the 1908 world champions.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:15 AM (5buP


Chicago Cubs... the Republican Party of baseball.

Just ask George "No Dungarees" Will.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:19 AM (TOk1P)

188 Trees? Back a few years ago there was an interesting story where the Illinois prairies were becoming forested. and the environmentalists had a fit because when they became environmentalists the Illinois prairies were prairies and if there were trees growing on the prairies then the trees had to be cut down because the Illinois prairies were supposed to be prairies and not woodland.

Such is the way environmentalists think about the environment.

Posted by: Garoute Trimble at September 05, 2015 09:21 AM (GUYdO)

189 As a Eagles fan and a conservative no one is happier that me that Tim Tebow might make the team. Since the Birds picked him up lefty sports casters have been crying he was worthless, couldn't play on a lowly college team etc. If Bradford stays healthy he would hardly see a play that matters but just having him will keep lefties pantys tight up their ass.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 09:21 AM (JghBF)

190 Re: Trees. It was announced yesterday that there are, get this, 7 times more trees on earth than previously thought. So, greentards, here's my question: Trees are a natural C02 sink, right? And surely, C02 uptake by trees is a component of climate modeling, no? So, when your clacs are off by a trillion units, of anything, don't you need to refigure?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:21 AM (5buP8)

191 What do they put the bodies in?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:25 AM (St6BJ)


The environmentally friendly way is chickenwire weighted down with concrete blocks.

Elsewhere it is known as "chumming"

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:23 AM (3pRHP)

192 I was a Bulls fan back in the day of Artis Gilmore and Reggie Theus. I was a Bears fan back in the of Vince Evans. I never liked the white sux. Never.

Always a Cubs fan. Always a Conservative.

I am a hopeless addict of lost causes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:24 AM (4vXIq)

193 The environmentally friendly way is chickenwire weighted down with concrete blocks.

Elsewhere it is known as "chumming"


Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:23 AM (3pRHP)

nice

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 09:24 AM (0O7c5)

194 Well, off to check out C.J.Newsletter and then have to do some realz.

Go Irish! Although, God , Country, Notre Dame and Texas would be a pretty good credo, as far as I'm concerned. :-)

Posted by: Gem at September 05, 2015 09:24 AM (c+gwp)

195 Ummm,

That would be back to back.

1907 and 1908!!

Those were the days. Or so Vic tells me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 05, 2015 09:25 AM (4vXIq)

196 "and the environmentalists had a fit because when they became environmentalists"


And that's where it ends for them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:25 AM (4Egsf)

197 I think Harry Carey was still announcing for the Cards back then. Yes, I am that old.

You know why Harry got deported to Chicago? He was banging Gussie Busch's wife. That is Gussie Busch the owner of Anheuser-Busch and the StL Cardinals. You don't dip your pen in the company ink.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:25 AM (5buP8)

198 ok....gang....youngest has a race in flagstaff today....i guess i better get out my winter wear....the high is supposed to be 68......have a great day......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 09:26 AM (0O7c5)

199 As a Eagles fan and a conservative no one is happier
that me that Tim Tebow might make the team. Since the Birds picked him
up lefty sports casters have been crying he was worthless, couldn't play
on a lowly college team etc. If Bradford stays healthy he would hardly
see a play that matters but just having him will keep lefties pantys
tight up their ass.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 09:21 AM (JghBF)


Didn't they just trade one of their other backups? Seems to me Kelly is making room for him.


Oh, and as I was watching the sports news scroll last evening, I noticed the Giants punter was released... the guy who looks like Mr. Universe because of his weight training.


I guess the old saying holds true: weight training only makes sense, if lifting weights is what you do for a living. If you kick balls for a living, it's rather a waste of your time. The ladies seem to like him though.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:26 AM (TOk1P)

200 Polymorphosly Perverse Polyamorist Polygamists

We have lots of examples of how the Language game masks realities. I've noticed "polyamory" getting traction among some young folk. So cool they are, right? Like they were the ones who invented #freelove, and not the hipsters of the 60s... or the swingers from the 20s... or the razzamatazzers of the Gay Nineties. Or Eve cheating on Adam. Goes 'way back.

Whatever label they put on it, it's promiscuity and infidelity. Behaviors guaranteed to spread diseases, likely to create bastards (Mark Levin voice: "There! I said it!"), bring heartbreak and confusion, and undermine the foundation of civilization, the home and the family.

It's not a God-centered life. Such deviant self-elevating polytheism doesn't value life, health, home, or civilization over self-interest and self-indulgence.

But it's fun fun fun 'til daddy takes the t-bird away.

Too heavy for a Saturday morning?

Posted by: mindful webworker - wearing serious you guys face at September 05, 2015 09:26 AM (yCZVl)

201 The environmentalists also have a thing about 'invasive species', i.e. non native species that somehow become established in areas they were not known to inhabit; usually blamed on human activity.

As a result of this invasion, these non native species have to be eliminated from the area where they are overrunning native species.

Such is the way environmentalists think about Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution, and it illustrates how the environmentalists think about human migration.

Posted by: Garoute Trimble at September 05, 2015 09:27 AM (GUYdO)

202 "So, when your clacs are off by a trillion units, of anything, don't you need to refigure?"


Don't mess their heads with facts. They have a political outcome to produce.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:27 AM (4Egsf)

203 "So, when your clacs are off by a trillion units, of anything, don't you need to refigure?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:21 AM (5buP"


You don't have much experience with how lefties think, do you?


No. Of course not. There is no need to refigure because the answer is always the same. We need more government and you need to keep less of your freedom and money. Oh, by the way, you are a hater and a racist.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 09:27 AM (QHgTq)

204 Francis W. Porretto linked Weirddave's post from yesterday and expanded on it:

https://tinyurl.com/q3ggvwl

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 09:27 AM (sdi6R)

205 How to convert Europe to Mohammedans? Invade one immigrant at a time, no need for an army.

Posted by: Nip Sip at September 05, 2015 09:27 AM (0FSuD)

206 Thousands of exhausted, elated migrants reached their dream destinations
of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat,
bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty.

Merkel told the Funke consortium of newspapers that "the right to
political asylum has no limits on the number of asylum seekers."




Congrats Germany and Austria. Your national suicide is just ahead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:28 AM (DiZBp)

207 "The environmentalists also have a thing about 'invasive species',"

The "fire ant" or "killer bee" syndrome.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:29 AM (4Egsf)

208 i'll leave you with this...mit grad....hasn't showered in 12 yrs......he invented a spray that keeps you clean......he should probably invent a spray that makes you at least look like you took a shower...... http://tinyurl.com/qeq6zpu

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 09:30 AM (0O7c5)

209 ""the right to
political asylum has no limits on the number of asylum seekers."


Dear God. They're going to take them in?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:31 AM (4Egsf)

210 Back a few years ago there was an interesting story where the Illinois prairies were becoming forested.

That's called forest succession: prairie gives way to cedar gives way to oak/hickory gives way conifer. In the absence of large ruminants like bison and regular burning, the prairies are transitional.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:31 AM (5buP8)

211 You know why Harry got deported to Chicago? He was
banging Gussie Busch's wife. That is Gussie Busch the owner of
Anheuser-Busch and the StL Cardinals. You don't dip your pen in the
company ink.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:25 AM (5buP


And Mel Allen was fired by the Yankees for banging the... eh, well, not the owner's wife, that's for sure.

I still say Mel was the greatest baseball play by play guy of all time, even if he was a bit light in the loafers.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:31 AM (TOk1P)

212 Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:28 AM (DiZBp)
---
I wish we'd give asylum to any Germans and Austrians who wish to escape.

The offer is extended to Italians, naturalmente.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 09:32 AM (jR7Wy)

213 Gizmodo's take on the tree story?

"The number of trees has declined 46% since humans started tilling the land."

So there's your dark cloud lining that dark cloud.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 05, 2015 09:32 AM (oVJmc)

214 What trips the generator?

It's something like this, Ricardo. http://tinyurl.com/o5p4ohe

Posted by: no good deed at September 05, 2015 09:33 AM (GgxVX)

215 Couchez, but cochon has similar connotations, IIRC.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 09:06 AM (St6BJ)


If we are talking about Hot Pockets, I'm talking about pigs.

Lady Marmalade was known as a gammon, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (3pRHP)

216
How to convert Europe to Mohammedans? Invade one immigrant at a time, no need for an army.


Posted by: Nip Sip at September 05, 2015 09:27 AM (0FSuD)



Mehmet IV had it all wrong in 1683. All he had to do was wait it out for a few hundred years and they'd throw open its doors to him. And give him welfare to boot

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (DiZBp)

217 i'll leave you with this...mit grad....hasn't
showered in 12 yrs......he invented a spray that keeps you clean......he
should probably invent a spray that makes you at least look like you
took a shower...... http://tinyurl.com/qeq6zpu

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 09:30 AM (0O7c5)


Oh, I think we understand. Any boy who spent time on a playground as a 5 year old had a can of that spray.


It was to keep your girl cooties away from us. I think this guy's spraycan is working.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (TOk1P)

218 The widest impact of Plastic Bag Phobia hit several years ago, when everybody decided that grocery bags had to be "bio-degradable." This has been bad news indeed for all those who re-used them for garden produce, or worse yet, walking the dog. With the tan Kroger bags, if they sit for a while, they start to come apart, and a distressing number arrive from the store pre-holed. Hope it's worth it.

I'm of two minds on the gas-powered automatic generators. Just had to endure a high pressure sales pitch from an electrical contractor (there are no "electricians" anymore) who was here to bid a fuse-box upgrade and an outside plug for my emergency generator. He sure thinks I need the whole $10K package.

The auto kick-ins are for those ultramoderan houses where everything is computerized, and a momentary will cause your vault doors to fly open so Hans can get at your negotiable securities. All I want is not to have to string extension cords to the freezer. Well, I also need to be able to run the whole-house hi-v airhandler, since with that I can heat the place with the woodstove.

Running off a propane tank is all right, as long as you remember that WSHF the propane guy won't be delivering anymore. Sadly, same applies to gasoline and diesel. Even with rationing, you're just putting off the day of darkness.

I'm amused by those who plumb into the natural gas line and think they're "preppin." NG is pumped into those lines in cities, except for the lucky few who have a natural-pressure well nearby (Damn, Teddy Roosevelt hated those.) In a few days of mayhem, the pumps will go down, and you're just like the rest.

TEOTWAKI is one of the few scenarios where there's a good argument for wind and solar, and even at that you'd better be good at maintenance. Up side, you can eat all the birds they kill. Learn to recognize avian diseases, though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (xq1UY)

219 199 As a Eagles fan and a conservative no one is happier
that me that Tim Tebow might make the team. Since the Birds picked him
up lefty sports casters have been crying he was worthless, couldn't play
on a lowly college team etc. If Bradford stays healthy he would hardly
see a play that matters but just having him will keep lefties pantys
tight up their ass.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 09:21 AM (JghBF)


Didn't they just trade one of their other backups? Seems to me Kelly is making room for him.




Yeah he's likely going to be their third QB. Which probably isn't a bad spot to be in when the guys ahead of you are Sam "Another leg injury" Bradford and Mediocre Mark Sanchez.

There does seem to be a lot of speculation that he'll be used as specialist for what's likely to be a season with a higher number of 2-point conversions.

Posted by: buzzion at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (zt+N6)

220 I still say Mel was the greatest baseball play by play guy of all time, even if he was a bit light in the loafers.

I used to love This Week in Baseball.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:35 AM (5buP8)

221
For those of you who can stand it-

here's the new trailer for the Hillary! movie coming out early next year:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBH3raDemMw



To be fair, the tone is actually slightly more negative than I would've guessed.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 09:36 AM (KUa85)

222 208 i'll leave you with this...mit grad....hasn't showered in 12 yrs......he invented a spray that keeps you clean......he should probably invent a spray that makes you at least look like you took a shower...... http://tinyurl.com/qeq6zpu
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 05, 2015 09:30 AM (0O7c5)

I wonder how may gigaBlatts of body odor Whitlock is emitting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Greenblatt_(programmer)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 09:37 AM (jR7Wy)

223 A least there is football today.
Have an HOA meeting in a bit. Have to deal with a neighbor who thinks his shitbag kids don't have to follow the rules or state laws on HOA property. And we're all liars out to get them and probably racists too.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 05, 2015 09:37 AM (ZvKdv)

224 Harry Carey was a lot of fun when he came to the White Sox paired with crazy Jimmy Pearsol. They play him up here like the Cubs were the only team he worked for in Chicago but he started with the Sox.

Posted by: dartist at September 05, 2015 09:38 AM (ahBY0)

225







Thirty Cadets Injured in West Point Annual Pillow Fight
http://tinyurl.com/nozmpr6


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 05, 2015 09:38 AM (oVJmc)

226 "http://tinyurl.com/o5p4ohe"


No, that's good. Heard of Generac. Just curious how the plumbed generator switches between electricity and propane.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:39 AM (4Egsf)

227 Thirty Cadets Injured in West Point Annual Pillow Fight
http://tinyurl.com/nozmpr6

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 05, 2015 09:38 AM (oVJmc)
---
Dear Penthouse Forum...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 09:40 AM (jR7Wy)

228 Yeah he's likely going to be their third QB. Which
probably isn't a bad spot to be in when the guys ahead of you are Sam
"Another leg injury" Bradford and Mediocre Mark Sanchez.



There does seem to be a lot of speculation that he'll be used as
specialist for what's likely to be a season with a higher number of
2-point conversions.

Posted by: buzzion at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (zt+N6)


Heath Evans says Chip Kelly teams have about a 10 win ceiling built into them by the way he runs things. I'm not going to try to recreated Evans' points but he makes them so forcefully, I have to wonder if maybe he knows what he's talking about.

In an odd way, Kelly and the Eagles remind me of the Oakland A's in baseball. So-called genius who runs things gets the most out of his analysis of talent, but seems to have no respect for the human aspect of the game. So there's a limit to how far his teams will go.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:40 AM (TOk1P)

229 I'm watching I Love Lucy on the telly while sitting next to Aunt Karen. It occurs to me if you tried to make the show today the SJW would call it racist.

It's still damn funny today.

Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 09:41 AM (xVkS/)

230 To quote Rich Rod: Michigan football is just a game. Get a life!

Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at September 05, 2015 09:42 AM (gwG9s)

231 Since we are filling the blog with gun knowledge trivia, let's point out that the diameter of a .38 special, the most common revolver cartridge in the United States, is not really 0.38 inches but actually 0.357 inches and yes, that means that it is the same diameter as a .357 magnum bullet. The .357 magnum cartridge is a quarter of an inch longer than a .38 special cartridge so it can hold more gunpowder so it can send the bullet faster. A .38 special cartridge can be fired safely in a .357 magnum revolver and that is what a lot of people do most of the time because the .38 special ammunition is cheaper and there is noticeably less recoil. This does not work for 9mm and .380 though because semi auto pistols work differently than revolvers.


A 9 mm bullet is .355 inches in diameter so for practical purposes they are basically the same as .38 special and .357 magnum bullets. While the bullets are essentially the same, the cartridge cases are quite different so you generally cannot shoot 9mm or .380 ammunition from a .38 special or .357 revolver or the revolver ammunition from a 9mm or .380 pistol.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 09:42 AM (QHgTq)

232 @188. I studied yon Earth Science when it was still Physical Geography. One of our concerns back in the early 70's was that a WPA project had planted a double row of trees across the prairies, a thousand mile line north to south, west of the river. ISTR they were hybrid poplars.

It was a deliberate attempt at climate change, and they claimed to have reduced the average wind speed at Chicago by several MPH. Silly humans thought that was a good thing. Way back then, those trees were reaching the end of their natural life cycle, and there was no plan to replace them.

I have not heard of the issue in years. Anyone else know of this? Could explain a lot, in many ways.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 09:43 AM (xq1UY)

233 "It's still damn funny today"


Got "The Rifleman" going.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:44 AM (4Egsf)

234 With the tan Kroger bags, if they sit for a while, they start to come
apart, and a distressing number arrive from the store pre-holed.


Oh hell, I'm lucky if they make it to my trunk, nevermind up the stairs to my apartment, before they fail.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 05, 2015 09:44 AM (rHXGG)

235 What has happened to CutJibNewsletter? The top of the page has some kind of annoying rapid slideshow of pictures and text. Had to turn off javascript on that site.

Another fine website undermined by web gimcrackery.

Posted by: mindful webworker - okay, then, how about at September 05, 2015 09:44 AM (yCZVl)

236 231
That's exactly why I carry a Ruger SP101 357.
I use 38+P ammo.

I love that revolver.

In a non sexual way if course.

Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 09:45 AM (xVkS/)

237 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 09:42 AM (QHgTq)

But why isn't a .45 auto called a .450?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:45 AM (5buP8)

238 I am freaking out ya'll.

I am sitting at the airport, and as I was going through security, a guy in front of me got stopped, going through security. He looks Islamic.

He has been walking around the terminal acting really, really strange.

I don't even know if he is on our flight. But, I don't want to get on this plane. I am sitting here in tears.

Posted by: TickledPink at September 05, 2015 09:46 AM (3fazM)

239 Heath Evans says Chip Kelly teams have about a 10 win ceiling built into them by the way he runs things. I'm not going to try to recreated Evans' points but he makes them so forcefully, I have to wonder if maybe he knows what he's talking about.

In an odd way, Kelly and the Eagles remind me of the Oakland A's in baseball. So-called genius who runs things gets the most out of his analysis of talent, but seems to have no respect for the human aspect of the game. So there's a limit to how far his teams will go.


Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:40 AM (TOk1P)



I don't think that you can say that yet. You have only two years of data to go on for that. So yeah they were 10-6 both years but that's still 2 years. Maybe after a couple more years and that seeming to be the ceiling for them will make that true.

Posted by: buzzion at September 05, 2015 09:46 AM (zt+N6)

240 Another fine website undermined by web gimcrackery.

I'm still looking for a good WordPress template that doesn't have all that shit, but still lets me put pictures in a post. Sigh.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (rHXGG)

241 Awesome post, Obnoxious. Putting some knowledge.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (4Egsf)

242 Thirty Cadets Injured in West Point Annual Pillow Fight
http://tinyurl.com/nozmpr6
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 05, 2015 09:38 AM (oVJmc)


Train as you plan to fight?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (3pRHP)

243 ...mit grad....hasn't showered in 12 yrs...

Piker! I haven't bathed since Sgt Peppers was released.

Posted by: The Seventy-Year-Old Hippie at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (yCZVl)

244 I was surprised to learn that Phillip Rivers was from one of my old home towns, and that I took "Physical Science" from his dad, the then assistant football coach. I can see the resemblance now that I know that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (rwI+c)

245 44 ... VIA, Is that Cabelas price on the Fiocchi 9mm an online thing or just at a local outlet? Didn't see it on their website.

Posted by: JTB at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (FvdPb)

246 When I bought a Generac (yep, in 1999) they were so bargain-basement, it came with a Tecumseh engine. Now they seem to dominate the permanent-installation home genny market. That high-pressure contractor was a Generac exclusive agent.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (xq1UY)

247 224 Harry Carey was a lot of fun when he came to the White Sox paired with crazy Jimmy Pearsol. They play him up here like the Cubs were the only team he worked for in Chicago but he started with the Sox.
Posted by: dartist at September 05, 2015 09:38 AM (ahBY0)


Jimmy Piersall played in the first baseball game I ever attended.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1963/B06140CIN1963.htm

I was only five at the time, and the only thing I remember about it was seeing that the Mets had 10 runs on the scoreboard. That's how I was able to look it up. I just searched in the early 60s for games in Cincinnati where New York scored 10 runs. This was the only one.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (sdi6R)

248 "But why isn't a .45 auto called a .450?"

Different loads, cases. Calibers aren't named on a convention so much. The load creator makes a name for his load. You just have to research and know.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:49 AM (4Egsf)

249 I'm watching I Love Lucy on the telly while sitting
next to Aunt Karen. It occurs to me if you tried to make the show today
the SJW would call it racist.



It's still damn funny today.

Posted by: mpfs, Sadness at September 05, 2015 09:41 AM (xVkS/)



The Honeymooners would give them the vapors. "One of these days Alice, bang - zoom!"

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:50 AM (DiZBp)

250 I am freaking out ya'll.

I am sitting at the airport, and as I was going through security, a guy in front of me got stopped, going through security. He looks Islamic.

He has been walking around the terminal acting really, really strange.

I don't even know if he is on our flight. But, I don't want to get on this plane. I am sitting here in tears.

Posted by: TickledPink at September 05, 2015 09:46 AM (3fazM)



Don't freak out.

There may be something in the wind these days, though. So, the airlines seem to be extra cautious.

A few weeks ago I was on a flight, where they wouldn't take off until they account for two people who checked in but apparently didn't get on the flight.

I believe they even went through the luggage and took some off.

That was the last I heard about it.


So, the extra precautions are a good thing.


If they didn't stop the weirdo, then I would worry.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 09:52 AM (KUa85)

251 Got "The Rifleman" going.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:44 AM (4Egsf)



The Rat Patrol gets on in about 5 minutes. 4 guys in two open jeeps taking on the entire Afrika Korps.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:52 AM (DiZBp)

252 This is a test of my new email server. It is only a test. If this were a real email, I would be asking you to chip in $3.00 to help defend against the vast right-wing conspiracy.

Posted by: Hillary! at September 05, 2015 09:53 AM (aFP77)

253 I have a .357 carbine that I shoot .38 through most of the time. Same bullet, different cartridge, load. Built to do it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 09:53 AM (4Egsf)

254
And one of you morons bring me some ice tea.

Now!

*claps hands*

Chop, chop!

Posted by: Hillary! at September 05, 2015 09:55 AM (KUa85)

255 The Rat Patrol gets on in about 5 minutes. 4 guys in two open jeeps taking on the entire Afrika Korps.

That's pretty much what ISIS is doing a little north of there now...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:55 AM (5buP8)

256 I don't think that you can say that yet. You have
only two years of data to go on for that. So yeah they were 10-6 both
years but that's still 2 years. Maybe after a couple more years and
that seeming to be the ceiling for them will make that true.

Posted by: buzzion at September 05, 2015 09:46 AM (zt+N6)


I think it was in the context of how McCoy was let go, and maybe some other questionable personnel moves (including bringing in Bradford, getting rid of Foles). There might even be a racial component to it, although I'm not sure how. Like I said, Evans made his points rather forcefully, and it appeared to be more based on the difference between someone like Kelly who appears to know talent, and someone like Bellicheck who appears to know how to run a team.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:58 AM (TOk1P)

257 Part of the naming convention is based on if you are measuring the bullet size, the distance between the lands or the distance between the bottom of the grooves in the barrel.

Pulling out Cartridges of the World by Frank Barnes, and turning to the dimensions page for pistol cartridges I see that named 45s are from
the 45 Winchester Magnum at .451 and the .45 ACP at .452, out to the 45 Colt at .454, and the 45 Revolver (Adams, British) at .455.

Further, the various rifle 45s are as varying, the 45-70 is a .457 diameter.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:59 AM (3pRHP)

258 I think we killed the thread with gun talk.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:00 AM (4Egsf)

259 223 A least there is football today.
Have an HOA meeting in a bit. Have to deal with a neighbor who thinks his shitbag kids don't have to follow the rules or state laws on HOA property. And we're all liars out to get them and probably racists too.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 05, 2015 09:37 AM (ZvKdv)



We impale shitbag kids and line the roads with them.

Admittedly, we may be one of the more strict HOAs.


Posted by: jwest at September 05, 2015 10:01 AM (Zs4uk)

260 "I'm amused by those who plumb into the natural gas
line and think they're "preppin." NG is pumped into those lines in
cities, except for the lucky few who have a natural-pressure well nearby
(Damn, Teddy Roosevelt hated those.) In a few days of mayhem, the pumps
will go down, and you're just like the rest.

TEOTWAKI is one of
the few scenarios where there's a good argument for wind and solar, and
even at that you'd better be good at maintenance. Up side, you can eat
all the birds they kill. Learn to recognize avian diseases, though.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 09:34 AM (xq1UY)"

Back in the olden days, natural gas was moved through pipelines by turbine/compressor sets. Some of the natural gas was burned in a turbine which would spin a compressor that would pump the gas along its merry way from the wells to your home.


Then the EPA started to require that every one of those gas turbines file a report with the EPA every year detailing how much gas it used and how much carbon it was spewing into the air to poison our planet. Getting anything wrong on those reports is a crime and could get people sent to PMITA prison. The response has been that the gas turbines have mostly been replaced with electric motors which do not require EPA reports to be filed.


So far so good. We have also been shifting our electric generating infrastructure from using coal to using natural gas from the pipelines. In the event of some kind of event that knocks out the power system, it will also knock out the natural gas delivery system in that area. The thing about pipelines is they only deliver gas to your area if the pipeline works all the way from the source to where the gas is delivered to you. The farther away you are from the source of the gas, the more likely it is that there will be something to interfere with gas being delivered to you.

So the bottom line is that when the Iranians use a couple of those nuclear weapons that Obama is giving them to set off an EMP, it is going to take a good long time before natural gas is delivered to people in the Northeast and they will spend at least one winter freezing in the dark. But, hey, gay marriage so it is all worth it.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 10:01 AM (QHgTq)

261 @251 4 guys in two open jeeps taking on the entire Afrika Korps.

Stranger things happened. Not to even mention the exploits of the Long Range Desert Group (and their Chevrolets!), there was a Norton Big Four sidecar rig with a powered sidecar wheel, that got excellent traction in sand as long as you were turning the right way. Outfitted with a GPMG, they could circle a tank faster than the turret could traverse. It must have been like cornering in a Porsche: fine until you lose your nerve.

There were also Gurkhas who attacked tanks with nothing but their bit-o-rag uniforms (nothing much before, and slightly less than half of that behind) and those nasty little knives. They'd pry open the hatch. Didn't always work, but, damn.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 10:02 AM (xq1UY)

262 kindl revived.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:02 AM (4Egsf)

263 258 I think we killed the thread with gun talk.

Either that, or people with those "life" things figured out something better to do on a 3 day weekend...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 10:02 AM (5buP8)

264 "I am sitting at the airport, and as I was going through security, a guy
in front of me got stopped, going through security. He looks Islamic. He has been walking around the terminal acting really, really strange."

You should have a quiet word with the airline gate agent. Tell them about the guy's weird behavior and suggest they notify the flight deck crew.

Captains have the right to toss off passengers who the captain assesses could pose an issue with safe and orderly flight. Drunk and high passengers get denied boarding by captains pretty routinely.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 05, 2015 10:03 AM (noWW6)

265 I guess part of it is I just don't trust security....or I believe heavily in human error. We can't account for every single thing that can possibly be turned into a weapon or done on a plane.

He is sitting in another section, one over from me. So, he could be on my flight....or he could rush the plane once everyone has boarded.

I am just so scared.

Posted by: TickledPink at September 05, 2015 10:03 AM (3fazM)

266 I couldn't read it very well, but I think there was a small airplane going over my town today pulling a "Trump" banner. At least there was a "T" and a "P" in it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 10:05 AM (OSs/l)

267 All, right shutting up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:06 AM (4Egsf)

268
I think it was in the context of how McCoy was let go, and maybe some other questionable personnel moves (including bringing in Bradford, getting rid of Foles). There might even be a racial component to it, although I'm not sure how. Like I said, Evans made his points rather forcefully, and it appeared to be more based on the difference between someone like Kelly who appears to know talent, and someone like Bellicheck who appears to know how to run a team.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:58 AM (TOk1P)



You really see this divergence in college football.

Some successful coaches are great talent spotters and recruiters- as long as they have great recruiting years, they will have very competitive teams.

Some successful coaches can take talented but not top drawer players and still have a great team fairly consistently.

Of course, the great coaches recognize their weaknesses and have great staff that compensates for those.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 10:07 AM (KUa85)

269 "Well, I also need to be able to run the whole-house hi-v airhandler"

Mini duct?

Posted by: torquewrench at September 05, 2015 10:07 AM (noWW6)

270 Put the comma in the wrong place, but...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:07 AM (4Egsf)

271 We still have plastic bags in Pennsylvania, but I don't use them. Greenie that I am, I bought a couple of canvas shopping bags and keep them rolled up in the car. They're great. You can fill them with bricks and they won't break. It's raining? Not a problem.

The stores where I shop offer plastic bags by default, and you have to ask for paper. I'll get one now and then to use when I put my paper recyclables out by the curb.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 10:07 AM (sdi6R)

272 251 The Rat Patrol gets on in about 5 minutes. 4 guys in two open jeeps taking on the entire Afrika Korps.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 09:52 AM (DiZBp)


The Rat Patrol was essentially Seinfeld. The same plot in every show. No matter what the set-up, at the end the Krauts always wanted to trade water for gasoline.

Chirs George, Gary Raymond, Justin Tarr and I forgot the other guy. And Eric Braden as the General.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:10 AM (St6BJ)

273
Speaking of The Rifleman, there was an urban legend that Chuck Connors and Don Rickles did each other.

Harder to believe than Olivier and Danny Kaye, or Desi Arnaz and Cesar Romero. Both true.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:11 AM (St6BJ)

274 Posted by: Hillary! at September 05, 2015 09:55 AM (KUa85)

Sorry, Hillary; I can' t get you iced tea unless you contact your 2nd Beverage server who will then contact me by e-mail.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 05, 2015 10:11 AM (OSs/l)

275 Um, Trump just criticized Meghan McCain directly.



Does this mean that ace is balls in for trump now? Lol

Posted by: prescient11 at September 05, 2015 10:12 AM (S85kT)

276 220 I still say Mel was the greatest baseball play by play guy of all time, even if he was a bit light in the loafers.

I used to love This Week in Baseball.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:35 AM (5buP


Red Barber. An immortal IMHO.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:12 AM (St6BJ)

277 275 Um, Trump just criticized Meghan McCain directly.



Does this mean that ace is balls in for trump now? Lol
Posted by: prescient11 at September 05, 2015 10:12 AM (S85kT)


Any quotes or links?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:12 AM (St6BJ)

278 You can fill them with bricks and they won't break.

We use those as food bags on long car/camping trips. they stand up in the cargo area, kids can dig through them while we drive.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 10:13 AM (5buP8)

279 191 The environmentally friendly way is chickenwire weighted down with concrete blocks.

Elsewhere it is known as "chumming"
Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 09:23 AM (3pRHP)


Black Lives, like Luca Brasi, sleep with the fishes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:13 AM (St6BJ)

280 The Rat Patrol was essentially Seinfeld.


*annoucer's voice*


The Rat Patrol

A Quinn Martin Production

Tonight's Episode...


"The Soup Nazi"

Posted by: The Rat Patrol at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (KUa85)

281
NR: No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative

by Jonah Goldberg

if the conservative movement and the Republican party allow themselves to be corrupted by this flim-flammery, then so be it. My job will be harder, my career will suffer, and I'll be ideologically homeless (though hardly alone).

Thats not so scary. Conservatism began in the wilderness and maybe, like the Hebrews, it would return from it stronger and ready to rule. But I'm not leaving without a fight. If my side loses that fight, all I ask is you stop calling the Trumpian cargo cult 'conservative' and maybe stop the movement long enough for me to get off.



Jonah, could you be more of a drama queen?

Endless paragraphs of this handkerchief wringing.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (kdS6q)

282 271 Wally Cox and Marlon Brando

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (sPO3u)

283 J.J., don't make us get rowdy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (4Egsf)

284 265 I guess part of it is I just don't trust security....or I believe heavily in human error. We can't account for every single thing that can possibly be turned into a weapon or done on a plane.


9/11 changed everything as far as aircraft security.

No commercial airliners will ever be taken over by a terrorist or even a group of terrorists. Prior to 9/11, the prevailing logic was that hijackers were trying to go somewhere and make a political statement, so the best thing to do was sit quietly and follow instructions.

After 9/11, everyone from teenagers to grandmothers would climb over their seats to attack anyone trying to commandeer the plane. The larger the plane, the more passengers, the farther whatever weapons the terrorist had will be shoved up their ass.

Really, there is no need for any security inspections at the airport now, except for the possibility of suicide bombers.

I would be happy to let passengers who have concealed carry permits to bring their weapons onboard.

Posted by: jwest at September 05, 2015 10:15 AM (Zs4uk)

285 Does anyone think there's a chance that Tebow is into black guys? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Michael Sam at September 05, 2015 10:15 AM (7OlRf)

286 The Republicans aren't conservative.

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (sPO3u)

287 Just checking in after a brief comment ealier. My heart is broken because I lost a dear acquaintance yesterday. She was the mother of my high school daughters friend. 39 yo and had a heart attack; left behind 3 kids under 16. She was so full of life and would do ANYTHING for her kids .

Saw the loving and heart breaking posts of you all about your loved ones and I'd like to thank you for sharing.

im sorry for everyone's loss

Posted by: Ruth at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (oo88B)

288 >>>but just having him will keep lefties pantys tight up their ass.

I just keep the panties in the egg and shove the whole thing up my ass.

Posted by: Michael Sam at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (7OlRf)

289 280 Posted by: The Rat Patrol at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (KUa85)

LOL!


"Ve vill trade you vasser, fur ze mushroom und barley, ja?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (St6BJ)

290 Either that, or people with those "life" things figured out something better to do on a 3 day weekend...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 10:02 AM


What is this "life" thing of which you speak?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (KrAjA)

291 Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas were the best broadcasting team in baseball ever.

They just sounded like a couple of old friends sitting on the porch talking baseball. Or whatever else came into their heads, if the game was dragging.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (sdi6R)

292 Red Barber. An immortal IMHO.

I have to drop Jack Buck in there. He had an awesome announcing voice, and was subtly funny as hell. StL was, seriously in mourning following his death.
His kid sucks.

Que Vin Scully take from LA.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 10:17 AM (5buP8)

293 283 283 J.J., don't make us get rowdy.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (4Egsf)

You calling me a Joo instigator?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:17 AM (St6BJ)

294 "NR: No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative"

They're in a panic over at _National RINO_ about Jeb's collapse.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 05, 2015 10:18 AM (noWW6)

295 A big ol' hound dawg howdy to everybody.

No fresh hell this morning. My Beloved Crimson Tide play the Wisconsin Badgers tonight.

If we're lucky, we'll see the first elbows of the season today.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 05, 2015 10:18 AM (LUgeY)

296 291 Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas were the best broadcasting team in baseball ever.

They just sounded like a couple of old friends sitting on the porch talking baseball. Or whatever else came into their heads, if the game was dragging.
Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 10:16 AM (sdi6R)


I grew up with Bob Murphy, Lindsay Nelson and Ralph Kiner and the Miracle Mets.

**wistful sigh of remembered youth**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:19 AM (St6BJ)

297 Rat Patrol was a favorite as a kid, recently watched ever episode (as with Combat!) on YouTube. P.s. Brandon was only a capt.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 10:19 AM (JghBF)

298 "You calling me a Joo instigator? "


No, just instigator. What's a "joo?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:20 AM (4Egsf)

299 296 Ralph was great,always good for a laugh.Ryne Sandbag,Gary Cooper etc.I loved his stories about the old timers though,even if he did repeat them over and over.

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:21 AM (sPO3u)

300
Speculation about a wrapped up stealth 'something' spotted at the aircraft boneyard:

Shadowy Stealth F/A-18 Hornet Concept?

http://tinyurl.com/p9xhzyb

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:22 AM (kdS6q)

301
Was Rat Patrol QM?

I'd have to confirm that but at one point in the late 60's early 70's, Quinn Martin produced virtually every show or what seemed like the vast majority on ABC and a quite a few on the other 2.

Prolific.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:22 AM (St6BJ)

302 They're in a panic over at _National RINO_ about Jeb's collapse.


Jeb and Rubio are polling behind Trump and Carson in Florida.

Sadly, I think Trump is no longer useful. This pledge business has killed his main appeal.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 05, 2015 10:22 AM (q94F7)

303 Rat Patrol you can watch free on YouTube,along with lots of other old shows.

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:22 AM (sPO3u)

304 298 What's a "joo?"
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:20 AM (4Egsf)


" . . . said the innocent naif to the nice man in the brown shirt and boots."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:22 AM (St6BJ)

305 J.J.'s lagging. I guess he's getting old.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:23 AM (4Egsf)

306 Bevel, can you unwrap that so it can be understood with logic or math?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 10:23 AM (3pRHP)

307 300 That link just goes to TinyUrl

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:24 AM (sPO3u)

308 J.J., can I tell you a secret?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:25 AM (4Egsf)

309 302 They're in a panic over at _National RINO_ about Jeb's collapse.


Jeb and Rubio are polling behind Trump and Carson in Florida.

Sadly, I think Trump is no longer useful. This pledge business has killed his main appeal.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 05, 2015 10:22 AM (q94F7)


I think it's made him more appealing to many more, for whatever his pledge is worth. Say what you will, he's a sharp operator so far.

Can't wait for his rally in DC next week with Cruz. He could potentially - potentially - sew it up with an Allen West type speech.

Not sure he can deliver at that level, but it should be interesting.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:25 AM (St6BJ)

310 296
**wistful sigh of remembered youth**
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:19 AM (St6BJ)


When the Phillies went to the World Series in 1980, MLB's contract with the TV network prevented local announcers from covering the WS games. Whatever network it was had the exclusive rights.

Phillies fans were OUTRAGED. They got that policy changed.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 10:25 AM (sdi6R)

311 308 J.J., can I tell you a secret?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:25 AM (4Egsf)


Yes, Prince Mishkin. Do!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:25 AM (St6BJ)

312 The Rat Patrol was essentially Seinfeld. The same
plot in every show. No matter what the set-up, at the end the Krauts
always wanted to trade water for gasoline.



Chirs George, Gary Raymond, Justin Tarr and I forgot the other guy. And Eric Braden as the General.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:10 AM (St6BJ)


He was still going by his real name Hans Gudegast in those days. Right now the Rat Patrol is trapped in a German ammo dump by about half of the Afrika Korps. But with a couple of hand grenades they just escaped.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 10:26 AM (DiZBp)

313
Smart milblog:

Navy Creates Expeditionary Designator in Naming System

The decision establishes E as a new designator, similar to the L-class amphibious ships, S-class submarines, A-class auxiliaries and more. Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) will be called Expeditionary Fast Transport, or EPF; the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) will be called Expeditionary Transfer Dock, or ESD; and the Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) variant of the MLP will be called Expeditionary Mobile Base, or ESB.

http://tinyurl.com/q7z7b93



Now bring back the CVAN plz.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:26 AM (kdS6q)

314 "Yes, Prince Mishkin. Do! "


Moses. Pretty Big Guy in The Book. I like him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:28 AM (4Egsf)

315 312 Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 10:26 AM (DiZBp)

Eric/Hans/Moishe whatever his name is has been a soap opera staple for nearly 40 years.

BUT, his role as Dr. Charles Forbin in "Colossus: The Forbin Project" is his best. The film is cool anyway.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:28 AM (St6BJ)

316 "But why isn't a .45 auto called a .450?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 05, 2015 09:45 AM (5buP"

Well, there really is not any standardization in the naming of cartridges. On second thought, actually there are several standards but that tends no not be the way they most people refer to them. Cartridges can be referred to with a convention that refers to the diameter of the bullet and the length of the cartridge case in millimeters. The cartridge popularly called 9mm or 9mm Parabellum is referred to as 9X19 or 9X19mm under this system. The .380 is called 9X17mm under this system because its cartridge case is 2 millimeters shorter.

There was another system used in the 19th century which referred to the bullet diameter and the number of grains of black powder that the case would hold. The .45-70 is the best known cartridge of that sort. The .32-20 was also named with that system. When black powder was the only propellant used, the number of grains used gave a pretty good estimate of the power of the cartridge. The .30-30 was named with that system at the beginning of the smokeless powder era and it actually referred to 30 grains of smokeless powder but because smokeless powder can vary by quite a bit in powder per volume, that naming convention fell out of favor.

By the way, the .45 ACP cartridge would be referred to as the 12.43X23 using the metric designation. To further confuse things, the Norwegians manufactured a copy of the 1911 Colt .45 pistol but they called the cartridges 11m/m. Don't ask me why. When the Nazis occupied Norway they took over Norway, they manufactured the pistols and I believe they called the ammunition 12mm or 12.5mm.

If this thread does not get stomped, I can next talk about the various cartridges called .380.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 10:28 AM (QHgTq)

317
300 That link just goes to TinyUrl
Posted by: steevy




Try this one:

http://tinyurl.com/p9xhzyb

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:29 AM (kdS6q)

318
Moses what?

Moses supposes his toes-es are roses?
(but Moses supposes erroneously.)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 10:29 AM (St6BJ)

319 Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (St6BJ)

I've had the same ads since last night. Maybe Ace trying to appeal to ethnic 'ettes?

Posted by: Blano at September 05, 2015 10:30 AM (w1ewr)

320 Story at Slate about Chinese drivers intentionally killing pedestrians is absolutely horrific

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 10:31 AM (JghBF)

321 My poor brain keeps trying to fit "what's a joo" as the set-up for the joke that ends "Nothin'. What's snoo with you?" but it doesn't work and the only cure seemed to be to pass along my miserable brainworm.

Never mind me. I'm just washing off an old sock (some of those old socks get nasty)

Posted by: mindful webworker - what th' at September 05, 2015 10:31 AM (yCZVl)

322 NR: No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative

by Jonah Goldberg

if the conservative movement and the Republican party allow themselves to be corrupted by this flim-flammery, then so be it. My job will be harder, my career will suffer, and I'll be ideologically homeless (though hardly alone).

Thats not so scary. Conservatism began in the wilderness and maybe, like the Hebrews, it would return from it stronger and ready to rule. But I'm not leaving without a fight. If my side loses that fight, all I ask is you stop calling the Trumpian cargo cult 'conservative' and maybe stop the movement long enough for me to get off.



Jonah, could you be more of a drama queen?

Endless paragraphs of this handkerchief wringing.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:14 AM (kdS6q)



Ugh. Jonah don't make me think you suck.

Any magazine pushing Jeb!, John "My Daddy is a Mailman!" Kasich, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, or any of the also ran limp dish rags-

can't call itself conservative.

If we're picking destroyers of the nation and brand, I'll roll the dice with Trump and at least hope I get a wall, border security, and may, just maybe, removal of the illegal aliens.


If we're talking Conservatives, why aren't you lame-asses pushing hard for Cruz? Or Walker?

Possibly Carly or Carson - if they answer a few more questions.

Fuck the low-energy, lame-ass Dauphin, Jeb!.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 10:31 AM (KUa85)

323 Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 05, 2015 08:26 AM (St6BJ)





I hear that Romney is going to take them all away

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 05, 2015 10:31 AM (DiZBp)

324 Seen posted all around Pearl Street this morning: "TRUMP FOR BOULDER CITY COUNCIL / MAKE BOULDER GREAT AGAIN"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 05, 2015 10:31 AM (K6nQG)

325 320 Muslims?

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:32 AM (sPO3u)

326 "Moses what? "


No. Moses delivered the Israelites. You should know this already.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:32 AM (4Egsf)

327 When I get asked "paper or plastic?" I usually say, "Plastic... inside paper".

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at September 05, 2015 10:33 AM (2RNlO)

328 It's like Ii'm playing cards with my brother's kids.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:34 AM (4Egsf)

329
Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton



Googleadservice. Crawls the site and serves ads based on keywords.

No joke, but probably picking up all the Hillary and !Jeb! references.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:35 AM (kdS6q)

330 You can't win a war without a Smart Naming System, but the Military needs to learn that acronyms have been superseded by hashtags. Twitter won't recognize an acronym unless a "#" is prepended. If you want your tweets organized you have to convert your acronyms to hashtags.

It appears that remedial training in social media is going to be required and that will take congressional appropriations to fund the training program.

Without remedial training, this next war will be lost because no one will be able to requisition the needed supplies, computer algorithms will fail, bureaucracies will be rendered impotent, and it will be chaos up and down the logistics chain as critical supplies are lost or misdirected.

I see no other option but unconditional surrender. Game over, man.

Posted by: Garoute Trimble at September 05, 2015 10:36 AM (kBd14)

331 320 Story at Slate about Chinese drivers intentionally killing pedestrians is absolutely horrific
Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 10:31 AM (JghBF)
----
Kill them, it's a one-time burial fee. Injure them, and it's a lifetime of compensation.

In Okinawa they'd project lifetime earnings and force the driver to pay what the missing family member was assumed to contribute over the years. We were told to drive VERY carefully. It's easy to do when the speed limit is about 35 mph.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 10:38 AM (jR7Wy)

332 Flea market & gun show? So you can find a lovely Winchester '86 made into a floorlamp?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at September 05, 2015 10:38 AM (Kucy5)

333 Okay, WTF? Why do I have ads for Carefree panty shields all over this page - and en espanol?!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton



Googleadservice. Crawls the site and serves ads based on keywords.

No joke, but probably picking up all the Hillary and !Jeb! references.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:35 AM (kdS6q)



Okay, so the plan for today is to work in the words:


"hot topless redheads"


into every post.



As in:


Gee, it's too bad Hillary! is not a hot topless redhead.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 10:38 AM (KUa85)

334 Moses invests!

Posted by: Just the Punchline at September 05, 2015 10:38 AM (rwI+c)

335 What? NRO isn't "pushing" anyone, really. Different authors favor different candidates.

But Jonah is right to an extent, Trump isn't conservative, he is a nationalist, there is a difference between the two

Posted by: chemjeff at September 05, 2015 10:39 AM (2XMpf)

336 Googleadservice. Crawls the site and serves ads based on keywords.

No joke, but probably picking up all the Hillary and !Jeb! references.


Quick! Everybody start typing musclecar names. Or football teams. Or alcohol stuff.


Or boobehs. It's time to make teh goog work for us for a change.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 05, 2015 10:39 AM (LUgeY)

337 You all are helping me more than you know. Dad died last Wednesday. I hope you all will be patient with me. I will probably talk about him a lot.

Posted by: Jmel at September 05, 2015 10:39 AM (cfFqn)

338 Yeah, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:41 AM (4Egsf)

339
And the Florida poll in detail, since the Right Sites have stopped reporting numbers because they're going the 'wrong' way:

Poll: Trump leads in Florida

Donald Trump 29
Ben Carson 25
Jeb Bush 19
Marco Rubio 6
Carly Fiorina 5

The poll was conducted for Morris News Service by Opinion Savvy.

savannahnow.com/elections/2015-09-04/poll-clinton-trump-lead-florida

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:41 AM (kdS6q)

340 I think it's made him more appealing to many more, for whatever his pledge is worth. Say what you will, he's a sharp operator so far.

I wouldn't second-guess any of Trump's moves right now in terms of benefitting him. This seems to be his hour.

In terms of destroying the GOP (which is the whole point of Trump), the pledge is bad.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 05, 2015 10:41 AM (q94F7)

341 337 This place helped a lot when my mom died.It doesn't get easier but the pain gets duller over time.

Posted by: steevy at September 05, 2015 10:42 AM (sPO3u)

342 Googleadservice. Crawls the site and serves ads based on keywords.

No joke, but probably picking up all the Hillary and !Jeb! references.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 10:35 AM (kdS6q)
---
Quick, everyone talk about booze, boobs, and guns!

Oh, wait...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 10:42 AM (jR7Wy)

343 If we're talking Conservatives, why aren't you lame-asses pushing hard for Cruz? Or Walker?



Possibly Carly or Carson - if they answer a few more questions.



Fuck the low-energy, lame-ass Dauphin, Jeb!.





Posted by: naturalfake

Jonah Goldberg is definitely not promoting Jeb. And there's at least one National Reviewer who pimps Cruz in every single Corner post. I'm sure if Trump wrote an editorial National Review would publish it.

And personally, I'd like to keep Carson far, far away from the Presidency. His gun-grabber instinct is a little strong for me.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:42 AM (PEFlK)

344 Jeb's in third place in Florida? Wow. He may as well pack it in.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 10:43 AM (sdi6R)

345 " Dad died last Wednesday. "


jmel, I can't tell you anything. You have to honor your dad, emulate your dad, and, do right as he would think.

It's all you can do,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:43 AM (4Egsf)

346 Also, good morning everyone!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:44 AM (PEFlK)

347 Jmel, so sorry to hear about your father

Posted by: chemjeff at September 05, 2015 10:44 AM (2XMpf)

348 343
And personally, I'd like to keep Carson far, far away from the Presidency. His gun-grabber instinct is a little strong for me.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:42 AM (PEFlK)


Agreed. I'd trust him to saw open my skull and remove a brain tumor, but I wouldn't vote for him for President.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 10:45 AM (sdi6R)

349 Google crawlers? So why am I getting Carefree panty liner ads...in Spanish?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:45 AM (PEFlK)

350 Condolences and prayers, Jmel.

It's good to see you again.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 05, 2015 10:46 AM (LUgeY)

351 Hit Lowes yesterday for new paint colors. Got 3 samples. Their stupid samples are 31 zo. Geez.

Maybe I will get that damn bathroom finished today. Also need hinges.

Thanks for the help yesterday.

Posted by: Infidel at September 05, 2015 10:46 AM (wxGc8)

352 Okay, so the plan for today is to work in the words:



"hot topless redheads"



into every post.



As in:



Gee, it's too bad Hillary! is not a hot topless redhead.



Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 10:38 AM (KUa85)


Nope, not working yet. I still have Portuguese tarpon ads.

Hot topless redhead.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 10:46 AM (TOk1P)

353 Google crawlers? So why am I getting Carefree panty liner ads...in Spanish?


Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:45 AM (PEFlK)


Seriously, if you must refer to them, call them Portuguese tarpons.


Hot topless redhead.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 10:48 AM (TOk1P)

354 Faye Reagan?

Posted by: Mr. Healthy Penis at September 05, 2015 10:48 AM (HstNY)

355 Hot topless redhead?
Hot topless blonde?
Hot topless brunette?
Hot topless grannies?
Hot--oh, shit! What have I done!?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:48 AM (PEFlK)

356 jmel, it's a burden we're all left with. It's natural.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:49 AM (4Egsf)

357 So, Redheads and sweater-puppies? I think I can shoehorn that into a rant about fiat money or libertarian views on homesteading abandoned property.

[ahem]

"...so what that means is, if you find a pair of breasts on the sidewalk, who actually owns them? Does the original owner have continued right to those mamboes? Does the right revert to the surgeon that enhanced them? Is it finders' keepers? Should the State have a basis in deciding who has the best right to the funbags? And who says what is acceptable in ownership?

And what if they are not breasts, what if it is a frilly lingerie from Victoria's Secrets? Or a pencil, do the rights change and who had the responsibility for determining that?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 10:49 AM (3pRHP)

358 337 You all are helping me more than you know. Dad died last Wednesday. I hope you all will be patient with me. I will probably talk about him a lot.
Posted by: Jmel at September 05, 2015 10:39 AM (cfFqn)
----
So sorry jmel. Dads loom so large in our lives! When my father passed away I kept my feelings bottled up inside and it only seemed to make the sorrow and anger linger. Talking let me focus on the good feelings and remembrances. Please feel free to jump in at any time and tell us about him and how you're doing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 05, 2015 10:50 AM (jR7Wy)

359 Since we're learning more about the private Clinton Secretary of state army one could only imagine what would become a whole private infrastructure of the federal government, or maybe the whole government would be like King Louis I am the state.

Posted by: skip at September 05, 2015 10:50 AM (JghBF)

360 355
Hot topless grannies?
Hot--oh, shit! What have I done!?
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:48 AM (PEFlK)


Here you go, big boy! *flop*

Posted by: Hillary! at September 05, 2015 10:50 AM (sdi6R)

361 Boy it's gonna be HOT today. Might just have to lose the shirt and mow the lawn TOPLESS. Side note, what's with Charlies Brown's little REDHEADED friend? Does she even know he's alive?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:51 AM (PEFlK)

362 JJ,


On his twitter account.


This pledge business was perfect move by trump.


It shows he's in it to win it. Otherwise he would have been fucked. Third party is so difficult. Let the gope do a lot of heavy lifting!! Lol

Posted by: prescient11 at September 05, 2015 10:51 AM (S85kT)

363 http://bit.ly/leave4kr
Amusing graphic
c/o Reaganite Republican

Posted by: mindful webworker - out of context at September 05, 2015 10:51 AM (yCZVl)

364 Here you go, big boy! *flop*

Posted by: Hillary!

Hill, put those away. No one wants to see that.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 05, 2015 10:51 AM (PEFlK)

365 And personally, I'd like to keep Carson far, far away from the Presidency. His gun-grabber instinct is a little strong for me.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:42 AM (PEFlK)


I'm with you there.

And top-notch surgeons tend to be egotistical, and a bit on the megalomaniacal side-

not without reason.

In their world, the operating room, they are king.

So, "I'll use my Smart Power!(TM) strikes me a lot like-

Obama's "Everybody knows I'm right and my adversaries are all scumbag minions of special interests"

While I wouldn't mind that attitude from President Carson on a lot of things I like,

on guns and gun control?


Yeah, no.


That's why I'd like some hard questions to be asked of him in that regard.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 10:52 AM (KUa85)

366 "Might just have to lose the shirt and mow the lawn TOPLESS. "


Yeah, but your like a dude, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:53 AM (4Egsf)

367 Yeah, but your like a dude, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:53 AM (4Egsf)


You know that. I know that. HE knows that. But googlie ads don't know that.

Hot topless redhead.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 10:54 AM (TOk1P)

368 J.J. checked out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:54 AM (4Egsf)

369 Gack!

I forgot *HOT* to write down *TOPLESS* the magic *REDHEAD* words.


By the way, hot topless redhead.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 10:55 AM (KUa85)

370 What, Burt?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:55 AM (4Egsf)

371 That's why I'd like some hard questions to be asked of him in that regard.



Posted by: naturalfake

He seems like a really good guy, and I appreciate what he did at the prayer breakfast. I'm glad he's in the race, and my guess is people are hesitant to ask him hard questions because his support will completely dissolve afterwards.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:56 AM (PEFlK)

372 jmel, it will get easier with time. My mom died fairly suddenly at age 54. It was about 6 months when I stopped crying at some point every day. That was in '96. I no longer get mad at her for leaving us. I tend to remember the good things and know that she is with the other loved ones that are in eternal rest. I like to think of her sitting at the bar at the end of the day in heaven with my grandparents celebrating.

Posted by: Infidel at September 05, 2015 10:57 AM (wxGc8)

373 Hot topless redheads?

Lisa De Leeuw

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 05, 2015 10:57 AM (JO9+V)

374 Perhaps hawt topless redhead will work better?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 10:57 AM (PEFlK)

375 By the power of Greyskull, I HAVE THE HOT TOPLESS REDHEADS!

Posted by: Skeevy He-Man at September 05, 2015 10:58 AM (PEFlK)

376 Re: "hot topless redheads"

I forgot to add "hot topless redheads" in my previous comment. Really, "hot topless redheads"? That's stupid, thinking that adding "hot topless redheads" to comments will change Google's assessments. What ads would you expect "hot topless redheads" to generate, anyway? Google Ads and Ace are family-friendly (Addams family?) and you won't be seeing any ads for "hot topless redheads" here. So it would be silly to try to put "hot topless redheads" in comments multiple times. "hot topless redheads" ha ha "hot topless redheads" yeah sure "hot topless redheads"

But one of those "hot topless redheads" broke my heart once.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trying to be helpful at September 05, 2015 10:59 AM (yCZVl)

377 J.J. and NGU always so busy. Making money I guess.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 11:00 AM (4Egsf)

378 For lunch today, I'll be eating-

A HOT TOPLESS roast beef sandwich

and wash it all down with a

REDHEAD Ale.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 05, 2015 11:00 AM (KUa85)

379 Trump's loyalty oath bothers me a lot.

The original concept of the RNC and party structure was that the people get together to combine to form the party that can coordinate to help candidates so they can get elected.

Now with the loyalty oaths, it feels like the Preeebus and the RNC thinks the candidates serve the party.

It would explain a lot on how the GOPe has been choosing candidates that the voters don't like, but don't seem to mind.

It feels like Microsoft version of politics, "you get Windows 10 and surveillance, and you will love it"

Posted by: Kindltot at September 05, 2015 11:00 AM (3pRHP)

380 I blame Ace's olde englishe poste--we were all writing gibberish, so google assumes....

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 11:00 AM (PEFlK)

381 think it was in the context of how McCoy was let go, and maybe some other questionable personnel moves (including bringing in Bradford, getting rid of Foles). There might even be a racial component to it, although I'm not sure how. Like I said, Evans made his points rather forcefully, and it appeared to be more based on the difference between someone like Kelly who appears to know talent, and someone like Bellicheck who appears to know how to run a team.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 09:58 AM (TOk1P)


Oh its entirely possible he's right. But you have 2 seasons and 3 offseasons of information to go with. So I just don't think there's enough information to say that is really true. What would this guy have been saying in the 90's when Belichick was just starting out as a head coach in Cleveland?

Posted by: buzzion at September 05, 2015 11:00 AM (zt+N6)

382
Nope, not working yet. I still have Portuguese tarpon ads.
Posted by: BurtTC



Google crawls the whole site over time and serves on the aggregate. Not going to turn on a dime.

BTW - this is one of the reasons for the dirty words caution. Too many of those and some adservers flag your site, and you either lose your affiliate status or you start seeing Japanese anime porn ads.

Now, on some sites, such as Google search, if you haven't blocked the right bits and pieces, your specific activities will affect the ads you're shown instantly.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 05, 2015 11:02 AM (kdS6q)

383 The Big Tent of the Grand Ole Party is becoming like the Hotel California. "Oh, I'm sorry, you're not allowed to leave the party! It's just getting started, Donald!"

Hopefully he brings some hot topless redheads.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 11:03 AM (PEFlK)

384 For all modern purposes, there is no "convention" in the naming of calibers. Too many overlapping old systems, all with their own rationale. This is interesting as hell as a historical curiosity, and a real PITA for new shooters.

I had a buddy with me, a theology student no less, on the way to the range. We stopped in at our reliable mil-surp store, a good gun-counter usually, and said "We need a couple boxes of 38." When we got to the firing line, we found they would not chamber. Who the Hell stocks ".38 Police Positive" in this day and age? Of course I should have said ".38 Smith and Wesson Special." I was wrong. There were other .38's too, in the day. Even rimfire. Be specific.

Pro-tip: never buy BB shot to shoot in a BB gun. Cannot explain this.

@269 Yes, 4-inch, double layer flex tube with fibreglas insulation in between. Not rated for "strip heat" but, with a Magic Heat exchanger in the stack, capable of keeping 3600 sq ft house warm at zero F, if you don't mind stoking every hour or so. I'm always tempted to duct the exchanger to the return duct, and I know I shouldn't. Great system though, and the only way to A/C a house with hydronic heat.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 11:03 AM (xq1UY)

385 Holy shit, gotta take a mid-morning nap.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 11:03 AM (4Egsf)

386 Shh. Don't tell anybody about the new thread.

Posted by: mindful webworker - clarion at September 05, 2015 11:03 AM (yCZVl)

387 Yeah, but your like a dude, so.

She sounds hideous.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 05, 2015 11:03 AM (rwI+c)

388 380 I blame Ace's olde englishe poste--we were all writing gibberish, so google assumes....
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 05, 2015 11:00 AM (PEFlK)


Let me try hotte topelesse redheade.

Posted by: rickl at September 05, 2015 11:04 AM (sdi6R)

389 Googleadservice. Crawls the site and serves ads based on keywords.

No joke, but probably picking up all the Hillary and !Jeb! references.


& google probably blocks all the guns & ammo stuff

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 05, 2015 11:07 AM (ZQfW9)

390 @388 Guess I'll give the Wife a Bath.
Hope I don't have to Chauce 'er.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 05, 2015 11:08 AM (xq1UY)

391 Trump's loyalty oath bothers me a lot.

Not me. I can see Donald Trump's Hair next to a HOT TOPLESS REDHEAD at a presser saying something like, "When I signed this pledge, I was told it meant that the GOP establishment would support my efforts. Now it seems as though they've gone back on their promise as evidenced by the recent statements by Rinse Pubis and others, etc, etc."

He'll find some way to turn it to his advantage.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 05, 2015 11:08 AM (LUgeY)

392 "hot topless redheads"

http://is.gd/cteBh8

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 05, 2015 11:10 AM (rHXGG)

393 What, Burt?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 05, 2015 10:55 AM (4Egsf)


Hot topless redhead, that's what.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 05, 2015 11:11 AM (TOk1P)

394 Not stomped yet so here is a story about two cartridges named .380.


One is the better known .380 ACP (9X17mm, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, 9mm Corto) invented by John M.Browning and used in his Model 1910 pocket hammerless pistols. It was used mostly in blow back pistols and was not nearly as popular as the .32 auto for some reason. Today designers have used locked breech designs to make .380 caliber pistols that are as small as .25 caliber pistols a few years ago. That makes them much easier to carry and while the .380 caliber is no .44 magnum, it is significantly more powerful than a .25. Of course, that means that the recoil from such small pistols is also significantly greater but if you are expecting it and if you practice, you can get used to it and it really is not that bad.


The other cartridge known as .380 is one that the British chambered in their WW II era Enfield revolvers. The metric designation is 9X20R but the diameter of the bullet is actually 0.38 inches. It is essentially the .38 Smith and Wesson cartridge except, to comply with some treaty, they used a full metal jacket to make the bullet even less effective.


Before WW I the British had standardized on the .455 Webley cartridge which was used in their revolvers during The Great War. The British had a world wide empire and saw the wisdom of a powerful cartridge, comparable to the .45 ACP in power, for stopping various discontented native peoples before they hacked one to pieces with rude but effective bits of sharpened metal.


After WW I, the British began the descent from the world dominating titans they had once been to the pathetic blobs of mush that they are today. Part of that descent was the adoption of this cartridge. As a literary side note, the Webley-Fosberry automatic revolver carried by Miles Archer, Sam Spade's partner in "The Maltese Falcon" was chambered in .380 caliber. That revolver actually did have a safety so it would be accurate for an author to write the line "he flicked off the safety on his revolver". As a historical side note, the pistol that Lee Harvey Oswald used to kill Dallas Police Officer Tippet was originally made in that caliber for the British during WW II but after becoming surplus, the cylinder was converted to .38 special cartridges but the barrel was left as original so that the smaller .38 special bullet bounced down without engaging the rifling. Those post war conversions is one of the reasons that "snub nose revolvers" have a reputation for being inaccurate. With a barrel the right size for the bullet, a short barrel revolver can hit a man sized target at 50 yards if you can hold a good sight picture even with the short sight radius.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at September 05, 2015 11:11 AM (QHgTq)

395 "if the conservative movement and the Republican party allow themselves to be corrupted by this flim-flammery, then so be it. "

Jonah surely must know by now that real conservatism is truly a minority in this country. I would say less than 25%.

Posted by: navybrat at September 05, 2015 11:40 AM (ETxiG)

396 Hopefully not to late to get a question in on the ammo thread.

Is there a cartridge to .44 mag as .38 spcl is to .357 mag?

.44 magnum is just not that fun to shoot.

Thank you and I'll take my answer off the air...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at September 05, 2015 11:46 AM (4DCSq)

397 244 I was surprised to learn that Phillip Rivers was from one of my old home towns, and that I took "Physical Science" from his dad, the then assistant football coach. I can see the resemblance now that I know that.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 05, 2015 09:47 AM (rwI+c)

You can't mean the sprawling metropolis of Athens, AL. You just can't mean that.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 05, 2015 12:06 PM (u5gzz)

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