Overnight Open Thread (9-8-2015)

Quote of the Day I

If Germany had robust economic and demographic growth, it could absorb and assimilate the influx. It doesn't, so it can't. Growth has averaged 0.31% a year since 1991. The country has the world's lowest birthrate. Tolerant modern Germany now looks with justified disdain toward the petty nationalism, burden-shifting and fence-building of the populist Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán. But it would be foolish to think of Hungary as a political throwback rather than as a harbinger. There is no such thing as a lesson from the past that people won't ignore for the sake of the convenience of the present.

-- Bret Stephens

Quote of the Day II

But not any more. Now assimilation is imperialist and racist and bad. Indeed, in Europe, which is several kilometer markers further down this road than we are, assimilation is actively discouraged. No, no, Mr. Refugee... You don't need to learn the language; you'll never be one of us anyway. You just sit there and let us feed you and keep you like a zoo animal to look at and remind ourselves that we don't feed you into ovens anymore like our parents did because we're so much better now.

We'll see who cracks first, the guests or the hosts, but sooner or later, somebody's getting loaded into cattlecars, because that's how things go in Europe.

-- via Tam from View from the Porch

Comment of the Day

146 Posted by: Dyrndl-clad German College girls applying for asylum at September 07, 2015 11:51 PM (DhpXG)

*You may enter*
*You may enter*
Not so fast, there, "Caitlyn."

Posted by: Splunge at September 07, 2015 11:53 PM (iMxBJ)

Let Melissa Fabello Put You Some Knowledge on How To Do Interracial Dating Correctly

While interracial dynamics always add a layer of work to romance, it's important to note that I'm white. Because when you're a white person in an interracial relationship, there's this whole - ohhh, ya know - white supremacy thing hanging in the air. And that has to be acknowledged - and dealt with - constantly.

...As a feminist and a woman, I could never be in a relationship with someone who didn't feel comfortable talking about patriarchy. 

...The same goes for race... While it's okay for conversations about white supremacy to make you uncomfortable (hey, we should be uncomfortable with that shit), being generally aware of how race plays out and feeling fairly well versed in racial justice issues is important.

...I'd love to be able to give you a formula - some kind of fool-proof ratio of number-of-white-to-POC partners - to help you determine if you're racist.

But such a thing simply doesn't exist.

I get the feeling that Ms. Fabello doesn't really see her non-white partners as actual people so much as just a way to entertain a racial other fetish and an opportunity to smug. But here's the kicker:

"she currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, with her cat."

A Cat of Color I'm sure.

Italy's Highest Court Slams Amanda Knox Case Prosecutors for "Glaring Errors", "Investigative Bouts of Amnesia"

And basically accuses them of finding scapegoats first then constructing the evidence to convict them while letting the real killer escape.

84524508

Sweden and Germany Call For Refugee Sharing Among EU States

Well of course they do. Otherwise they'll have to back up their feel-good sentiment with their own Euros.

Denmark Sends Refugees Back to Germany

Refugees Now Biking Into Norway at Remote Arctic Border Crossing

Such Nice Refugees Who Will Surely Appreciate Europe's Culture and Charity

The head of a UNHCR camp called Syrian refugees "The most difficult refugees I've ever seen. In Bulgaria, they complained that there were no jobs. In Sweden, they took off their clothes to protest that it was too cold.

In Italy, Muslim African "refugees" rejected pasta and demanded food from their own countries. But the cruel Europeans who "mistreat" migrants set up a kitchen in Calais with imported spices cooked by a Michelin chef determined to give them the stir-fried rabbit and lamb meatballs they're used to. There are also mobile phone charging stations so the destitute refugees can check on their Facebook accounts.

It had to be done because the refugees in Italy were throwing rocks at police while demanding free wifi.

Guy Sorman: The Unspeakable Comparison

Here Sorman plays the Godwin card and explicitly compares the Syrian refugees to the Jews in the 30s and the European countries to well European countries (and the US) in the 30s. But to complete his analogy would require acknowledging that ISIS are the new Nazis and he seems intellectually unable to do this. But he will imply that you're a Nazi-style bigot if you don't accept every refugee who wants in.

Report: Russia Directly Involved in Syria, Russian Troops Fighting Along Side Syrian Army

Russia will also gain brownie points among allies (and potential allies) in the region by stepping up to defend a client state.  While the U.S. makes--and breaks--promises, Vladimir Putin looks like a man of his word, something that isn't lost on other countries looking for support against ISIS.  So far, he hasn't committed enough forces to make a difference militarily, but the Russian leader understands the power of symbolism and its importance in the Middle East.  Against the backdrop of a U.S. retreat in the region, even a token deployment by Moscow projects an image of power and strength.

RussianDroneJetOverSyria

On Slavery and the Never Ending Struggle

In the mid 19th century Islamic jihad against black Africans was in full force. The Muslims had invaded central Africa and were killing and enslaving Africans on a massive scale. They would march the newly minted African slaves out to the coast in chain gangs. These poor sick undernourished Africans were forced to march with elephant tusks on their heads. Many of the men were castrated out in the field.

The Britisher who was most influential missionary in fighting Muslim depredations in Africa was a Scottish missionary named David Livingstone (19 March 1813 - 1 May 187). The primary mission of the early British missionaries to Africa was to protect the Africans from Islamic jihad. David Livingstone and the other missionaries fought Islamic jihad against Africans primarily through education both in England where the English were alerted to the tragedy which was unfolding in Africa and in Africa where the Africans received the education necessary to enable them to repel the Muslim invaders. It is ironic that leftists accuse missionaries of destroying traditional African society and to some extent they did however since Christian missionaries relied on education and persuasion to win converts rather than by force they ended up saving much of what is uniquely African from the impending destruction by Islamic jihad.

The name of the modern day Islamic jihadis in central Africa, Boko Harem (roughly translated - Western education is a fraud which is forbidden in Islam) is not a fluke. The Islamists know exactly what the missionaries hoped to accomplish by establishing schools and hospitals throughout Africa and they hate them because they stand as bulwark against their violent jihad.

Puerto Ricans: Please Take Us Back Spain

As Puerto Rico grapples with crippling debt and double-digit unemployment, a far-fetched idea to tackle the US territory's economic woes may be gaining modest traction - one that would see Puerto Rico break off from the United States to re-join Spain.

"By returning to Spain, we'll have autonomy," said José Nieves Seise, who in 2013 founded the group Reunification of Puerto Rico with Spain. "With autonomy Puerto Rico could have sufficient powers to boost the economy and attract foreign investment."

Rolling Stone Requests a Gag Order in the UVA Dean's Defamation Case

The Prison That is So Dangerous That Even the Guards Won't Go In

In El Salvador Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) prisoners are considered so dangerous that they're essentially allowed to run their own prison.

ms13prisoner

1 Hour of Binaural Nut Sack ASMR

You know you want to listen.

Just One Problem With the IoT: Nest Outage Cuts Remote Users Off From Dropcams, Thermostats

nest234

Key & Peele Spoof Neil deGrasse Tyson

ndgtgif1

Star Wars Adding Gay Characters But Lagging on Transgendered Storm Troopers

Because the one thing you care about when you see a bunch of storm troopers is whether any of them self-identify as trooperettes and what's really under their imperial armored codpiece.

Idiocracy Watch: PornHub Now Offering A $25K College Scholarship

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The Yahoo group is for closers only.

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:18 PM




Comments

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1 Good evening, fellow 'Rons and 'Ettes!

It's that time of year again, and we're planning a reprise of last year's SW Ohio MoMe:

Saturday evening, October 17, 7-10 (ish), Beavercreek (I've also locked down a better venue).

Interested parties please let me know: swohmome @ mail.com (no spaces).

Thanks!

Posted by: speedster1 at September 08, 2015 11:19 PM (1brdf)

2 And many thanks for all the great content, Maet!

Posted by: speedster1 at September 08, 2015 11:19 PM (1brdf)

3 It's going to be in the low 100s tomorrow. Shoot me now. The worse was one sept when it hit 115 degrees. Of course the power went off everywhere.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 08, 2015 11:20 PM (iQIUe)

4 In before Tom Sawyer or whatever name it goes by comes in talking about Amanda Knox.

Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:22 PM (zt+N6)

5 Hoooorde

Hmmm, I didn't see a warning about Happy Fun Ball.

*taunts*

Posted by: DC in River City at September 08, 2015 11:22 PM (e+1S5)

6 Aloha!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:24 PM (EzgxV)

7 Well. I might as well read the content now.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:24 PM (7eC3Q)

8 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 08, 2015 11:24 PM (YJmuy)

9 Italy's Highest Court Slams Amanda Knox Case Prosecutors for "Glaring Errors", "Investigative Bouts of Amnesia"

This is Actual. We have inbound troll, repeat, inbound troll. Designate: Tom Sawyer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 08, 2015 11:25 PM (JmGFJ)

10 5 Hoooorde

Hmmm, I didn't see a warning about Happy Fun Ball.

*taunts*

Posted by: DC in River City at September 08, 2015 11:22 PM (e+1S5)


Thursdays.

Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:25 PM (zt+N6)

11 Hi all
can't stay long tonight, just checking in
Thank you again as usual for a great ONT, Maet
anyway have a good day tomorrow everyone, I am going to bed, very tired, didn't get much sleep last night

night all

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative at September 08, 2015 11:25 PM (2XMpf)

12 Rowdy washes his car.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 08, 2015 11:25 PM (W5DcG)

13 Hello, ONT.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:26 PM (LNZXT)

14 What's wrong with living with cats? Harrumph.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 08, 2015 11:26 PM (rHXGG)

15 >>>Thursdays

I thought Thursdays were for gingers. Gotta check with kbdabear for a ruling there.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 08, 2015 11:26 PM (e+1S5)

16 It has to be a cat of many colors.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 08, 2015 11:27 PM (W5DcG)

17 You're too kind to us Maet. Woot woot,impressive not

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 08, 2015 11:28 PM (fgSDS)

18 Damn. Read all the content again and still made the top 20.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 08, 2015 11:29 PM (Wo9OY)

19 Hasta, PR. Don't let the door knob hit you in the ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:29 PM (LNZXT)

20 Damn, Maet!
Just...damn.
Another fine, fine ONT.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 08, 2015 11:30 PM (9mTYi)

21 Googles... Gak!

Melissa Fabellio, you're not Blake Dodge.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2015 11:30 PM (Dj0WE)

22 If the fucking muslims "refugees" are pissed off about the cold, how soon do you think the leftists will quit bitching about "global warming"?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 08, 2015 11:30 PM (Z7G74)

23 Tabby or not tabby? That is the question.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:30 PM (7eC3Q)

24 9 Italy's Highest Court Slams Amanda Knox Case Prosecutors for "Glaring Errors", "Investigative Bouts of Amnesia"

This is Actual. We have inbound troll, repeat, inbound troll. Designate: Tom Sawyer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 08, 2015 11:25 PM (JmGFJ)




Are we completely certain this isn't Ace?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

25 Thanks Mæt!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at September 08, 2015 11:31 PM (SAuZ1)

26 Powerline has an interesting video on why all these refugees are using flimsy boats that cost far more than a plane ticket. It seems back in 2001 the EU said no to immigration except when it comes under the heading of the Geneva Conventions. And how it was handled is a great example of buck-passing. It wasn't EU-crats making the decision, but airline ticket clerks. If a passenger lacked a visa, then no ticket was issued.

So the refugees are paying twice the cost of a plane ticket in a mode of transport far more dangerous than a plane, because the EU passed the buck.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/09/eu-refugee-hypocrisy.php

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:31 PM (Sz+px)

27 Yet another fatal accident at the intersection I have to drive through 6 times daily.....

That makes it tied for first place for the most dangerous intersection in the whole USA.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 08, 2015 11:31 PM (Wo9OY)

28 Mets won so I'm pretty happy about that.

Nats fans have got to be miserable about giving up a 6 run lead.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 08, 2015 11:31 PM (WVvzl)

29 We, thanks Maet

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at September 08, 2015 11:32 PM (SAuZ1)

30 Puerto Rico has had virtually endless opportunities to be independent. They are always looking to a sugar daddy... odd they would be thinking Spain... but they need to go independent first and then petition Spain for acceptance.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 08, 2015 11:32 PM (NaeCR)

31 The Britisher who was most influential missionary in fighting Muslim depredations in Africa was a Scottish missionary named David Livingstone (19 March 1813 - 1 May 187). The primary mission of the early British missionaries to Africa was to protect the Africans from Islamic jihad. David Livingstone

He did, by all accounts turn into a crusading abolitionist, but his primary objective was to find a river passage into the heart of Africa, IIRC, He was an Explorer in the colonial tradition first, all that other recon-shit second.

"By returning to Spain, we'll have autonomy," said Jose Nieves Seise, who in 2013 founded the group Reunification of Puerto Rico with Spain. "With autonomy Puerto Rico could have sufficient powers to boost the economy and attract foreign investment."

Oh, noes! We might lose the most dense collection of assholes in the world.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 08, 2015 11:32 PM (JmGFJ)

32 I want to say the car is a Healy... but wouldn't bet the farm on it. If a trim ring around the headlight were visible, that's what I would call.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 08, 2015 11:32 PM (9mTYi)

33 Great ONT, (as always) Maet.

Mercy, Clint Eastwood was a very handsome young man, and I wouldn't kick him out of bed now, either.

Posted by: Moki at September 08, 2015 11:33 PM (x303I)

34 It's going to be in the low 100s tomorrow. Shoot me now.

Come now, I'd kill for a score like that!

Posted by: Live From GolfCart One at September 08, 2015 11:33 PM (FcR7P)

35 Hello all.

Posted by: Bomber at September 08, 2015 11:33 PM (qKfed)

36 Live on-site report from Durango. The Animas River is no longer orange. Cannot vouch for the arsenic content.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at September 08, 2015 11:33 PM (SAuZ1)

37 Funny how the racist, white-supremacist, imperialistic, colonialist Countries are the destinations of choice and the hegemonic cultures not so much.

Posted by: cm9000 at September 08, 2015 11:33 PM (8zCR+)

38 @19

Pretty sure we're not going to be that lucky.

Spain's a basket case themselves so I'm thinking they are going to pass on this opportunity.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 08, 2015 11:34 PM (WVvzl)

39 Yet another fatal accident at the intersection I have to drive through 6 times daily.....
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Leicester and Patton?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 08, 2015 11:34 PM (9mTYi)

40 Are we completely certain this isn't Ace?

Posted by: cthulhu


It would have been quite the meta-joke, but Ace did engage with the Special Designate a few times and banned him.

... unless you're suggesting an Ultra-Tricky Ace, which is a whole new Ace entirely.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (JmGFJ)

41 Could that be an Austin-Healey 3000?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (Sz+px)

42 White people need to get over the fear of being called racist. That's really all there is to it.

Once we realize that the white race has done more positive things for the world than any other race, embrace that, and celebrate that, then everything will be fine.

White people are the least racist people on Earth. That is the truth.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (sdi6R)

43 I have no words for this:

"Woman discovers 'boyfriend' of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex"

http://tinyurl.com/q2o4t4o

Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (wZ2hu)

44 Can we start a GoFundMe to help PR return to Spain?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 08, 2015 11:36 PM (9mTYi)

45 "By returning to Spain, we'll have autonomy,"

Umm, be autonomous if you want autonomy.

Posted by: t-bird at September 08, 2015 11:36 PM (FcR7P)

46 NDT video is pretty good, but, the following one where the dude in the Jeep rear ends his the pickup while worrying about the self-stick is good too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:36 PM (LNZXT)

47 Mozilla Vows to Crush Throught Criminals

The browser grand Soviet, AKA Mozilla, has already demonstrated their "luv" for "tolerance" for firing Brandon Eich, who dared to commit the sin of agreeing in 2008 with Barack Obama's position on Gay Marriage at the time.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9859

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 08, 2015 11:36 PM (AM+tj)

48 What is the make and model of the car Clint is washing? I have no clue just curious.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 08, 2015 11:36 PM (HhwmG)

49 "Woman discovers 'boyfriend' of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex"

Explains why poking holes in the condoms wasn't working.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 08, 2015 11:37 PM (YJmuy)

50 Get off my lawn driveway!

**sprays with hose**

Posted by: Young Clint Eastwood at September 08, 2015 11:37 PM (ChYy4)

51 Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst should prove how anti-Imperialist the US is under his Presidency by granting Puerto Rico full independence.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:37 PM (Sz+px)

52 41 Could that be an Austin-Healey 3000?

That's kinda what I thought but something doesn't look right. The wrong curves.

Posted by: freaked at September 08, 2015 11:37 PM (BO/km)

53 I have no words for this:

"Woman discovers 'boyfriend' of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex"

http://tinyurl.com/q2o4t4o
Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (wZ2hu)


I don't see this ending well.

Posted by: Zombie Teena Brandon at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (Dj0WE)

54 Could that be an Austin-Healey 3000?
Posted by: Anna Puma
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(ahem)

Posted by: #32 at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (9mTYi)

55 43
I have no words for this:



"Woman discovers 'boyfriend' of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex"



http://tinyurl.com/q2o4t4o



Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (wZ2hu)
you bring this over here? i can't escape it!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (0O7c5)

56 Just what we want, a foot in the door of the Caribbean poverty market.

Posted by: Spain at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (FcR7P)

57 Dear Morons and 'ettes,

Any ideas for a type of carpet for stairs? So far, score is Christy 3 (one with Hobbit foot) and husband 1 (now icing big toe) from slipping down cheap pile carpet down effing stairs. Yes, thirty years living at sea level in Florida had its good points, like no stairs. Either there is a demon on the mid-stair, we are klutzy in higher altitude, (not drinking on any fall), stupid carpet gets like glass on edge as cheap, etc. If it is ripped up not solid hardwood. So think we will have to go carpet.

Right now would pay for the best pad (there is virtually none as, we think, they got cheapest carpet before sale) and carpet...and have read NOT to get Berber.

This was supposed to be our dream near retirement house vs nightmare horror at times. Halp. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (9XthY)

58 one that would see Puerto Rico break off from the United States to re-join Spain.

I think that's a great idea. Don't let the door him you in the ass on the way out. It's been fun, but, ciao.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 08, 2015 11:39 PM (zc3Db)

59 Mike, I am taking a guess from the wire-spoke wheel and the ribbed front bumper.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:39 PM (Sz+px)

60 >>>It would have been quite the meta-joke, but Ace did engage with the Special Designate a few times and banned him.

Ok, that settles it. It was ace.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 08, 2015 11:39 PM (e+1S5)

61 "If the fucking muslims 'refugees' are pissed off about the cold, how
soon do you think the leftists will quit bitching about 'global
warming'?"

If they're complaining about the cold in early September, they have a very big surprise coming.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 08, 2015 11:39 PM (noWW6)

62 Woman discovers 'boyfriend' of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex"


***

Makes one wonder exactly where this blindfold was placed.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at September 08, 2015 11:39 PM (SAuZ1)

63 All cats are grey in the dark.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:40 PM (7eC3Q)

64 I belonged to a crime forum made up of both Americans and non Americans. All thought Knox was guilty. These are the same people who thought every asshole on deathrow was innocent. What they had in common was that they were all leftys. NOne of them were fluent in Italian either but were sure she was guilty. It was pure America hatred. You see that a lot including a case in South and Central America were US citizens are charged with total bullshite crimes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 08, 2015 11:40 PM (iQIUe)

65
43 I have no words for this:

"Woman discovers 'boyfriend' of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex"

http://tinyurl.com/q2o4t4o


Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (wZ2hu)



There's some joke about a married couple and the husband always has the lights off for sex. After many years the woman is tired of it and turns on the light to discover that he is screwing her with a dildo. She's pissed. He responds "I can explain the dildo. Can you explain "our" three kids?"

Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

66 56 Just what we want, a foot in the door of the Caribbean poverty market.
Posted by: Spain at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (FcR7P)


Fun fact, Puerto Rico's GDP per capita is about the same as yours:

Puerto Rico: 28,529.00 USD (2013)

Spain: 29,863.18 USD (2013)

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:40 PM (s4wTA)

67 What is the make and model of the car Clint is washing? I have no clue just curious.

Posted by: Willy J.

Austin Healy convert?

Hit the link and scroll down.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 08, 2015 11:41 PM (JmGFJ)

68 I don't understand the concept of that MS-13 prison. If you have someone on your hands so dangerous that you cannot safely incarcerate them, why don't you fucking shoot them?

It seems that so many people think being civilized means surrendering to savages.

Posted by: East Bay KG at September 08, 2015 11:41 PM (YUrE9)

69
huhuhuh uh huhuh... she said "ribbed front bumper"... huhuhuh

Posted by: butthead at September 08, 2015 11:41 PM (d8udV)

70 Uh ... uh ... uh ... Muff Dyvo. The scrappy female mechanic. Who lives upstairs from Sy Snoodles.

And ... uhhhhh ... Limp Fistee. The bartender.

Oh come on guys, I'm being progressive here.

Posted by: George Lucas coming up with gay characters at September 08, 2015 11:41 PM (VdICR)

71 >>>"By returning to Spain, we'll have autonomy<<<



You keep using that word, but I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: Inigo Montoya at September 08, 2015 11:41 PM (ChYy4)

72 Sounds like El Salvador needs to take a second look at capital punishment. Simply warehousing those MS-13 goblins in a big old jail is no solution.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (g7EOK)

73 Mike, I am taking a guess from the wire-spoke wheel and the ribbed front bumper.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Yes..., curve of the fender wing, the bumper shape, wheels, and drum brakes.

Who is that guy in the picture?

Posted by: #32 at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (9mTYi)

74 "Puerto Rico has had virtually endless opportunities to be independent. "


Go. Spain? They reply with nada. Oh, Brazil? Like they need another pain in the ass. Then, really dumpster diving with the likes of Portugal and Belize.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (LNZXT)

75 >>> one that would see Puerto Rico break off from the United States to re-join Spain.



"I think that's a great idea."

Let's get rid of some more islands.

I promise, as President, to sell Hawaii to China to reduce the national debt.

Right after Barack and Mooch retire to Kailua.

You been here foah month! You go now!

Posted by: torquewrench at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (noWW6)

Posted by: #32 at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (9mTYi)

77 #Science-y ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/641323205702123520

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/641323459419734016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/641323700151808000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/641323955270328320

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/641324146081800192

Posted by: kbdabear at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (GrXXa)

78 Now this is funny. Most of the ONT devoted to the immigration crisis in Europe and then comes an ad asking me to donate to refugees seeking safety in Europe. Picture of sad, scared little boy with imploring eyes begs me to help, help those in need.

Posted by: Tuna at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (JSovD)

79 #57 I was going to make a hardwood crack joke about your stairs but actually I would suggest getting rid of the carpet entirely especially if you are getting klutzy in your older age.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (7eC3Q)

80 Near barrel, but at least I was wearing a sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (9mTYi)

81 Right now would pay for the best pad (there is
virtually none as, we think, they got cheapest carpet before sale) and
carpet...and have read NOT to get Berber.



This was supposed to be our dream near retirement house vs nightmare horror at times. Halp. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (9XthY)

Would have said berber... get rubber or vinyl treads. They'll give the stairs a nice commercial look.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (NaeCR)

82 Is it just me or have the comments gotten even more bitter in the past month since the new commenter policy was instituted? I don't know how to explain it.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:43 PM (s4wTA)

83 So did Hrothgar ever find his collected Penthouse Forums in leather bindings?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:43 PM (Sz+px)

84 The car appears to have been identified prior to my question. The wheel and fender shape appear to match a Austin Healey 3000.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nr9pbzx

Posted by: Willy J. at September 08, 2015 11:44 PM (HhwmG)

85 As I am someone in an interracial marriage, I can safely say that Ms. Fabello is a psycho koont.

Now I'm off to reenact "The Man Who Would Be King" in my bedroom.

Posted by: wooga at September 08, 2015 11:44 PM (XK0dn)

86 you bring this over here? i can't escape it!!!
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (0O7c5)

People need to be warned!

There are at least 2 lessons to be learned here.

1) People lie on teh Internets.

2) Don't ever engage in blindfolded decadence.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (wZ2hu)

87 My God, the page is full of content.
So am I to believe they have free wi-fi in the middle east?
Puerto Rico is welcome to return to Spain. I'm sure they have money to spare. Also, they can to Jerry Rivers with 'em too.
Rolling Stone- they don't want any embarrassing stories printed, yeah, good luck with that.

Good job Maet. Many thanks for your hard work.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (KlVdw)

88 51
Heh, Anna. Got ETA for the sequel to your little novel? Looking forward to the further adventures of Diana and Catherine.

Posted by: Tuna at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (JSovD)

89 There's some joke about a married couple and the husband always has the lights off for sex. After many years the woman is tired of it and turns on the light to discover that he is screwing her with a dildo. She's pissed. He responds "I can explain the dildo. Can you explain "our" three kids?"
Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)


Worst Joke Evar Candidate:


Two young ladies put on their Sunday best, head into town. They are going to get their portraits taken, something they have never had before.


Standing nervous in the spot where the camera will capture them, one of the ladies is confused. She turns to her sister and asks: "Why dat man gots his head up under that their hood?"

The other replies: "He's gonna focus!"

The other: Bofus?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (Dj0WE)

90 83 So did Hrothgar ever find his collected Penthouse Forums in leather bindings?


Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:43 PM (Sz+px)


Probably hard to pull down boxes off the shelf to look when you don't have full motion of your arms.

Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (zt+N6)

91 " Is it just me or have the comments gotten even more bitter in the past month since the new commenter policy was instituted?"

I haven't noticed. Are you saying tougher love has produced tougher commentary?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (LNZXT)

92 @andy 79..thing is, we are not that klutzy or weren't four months ago. This carpet is going to go, but have no clue. Guess floor people will know and not sell us a slip and slide. If I were Mrs. Thurston Howard III I would get an elevator.

I was hoping someone on this smart military forum would know. This stupid house is haunted. #missFloriduh

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 08, 2015 11:46 PM (9XthY)

93 I watch the ASMR massage videos. I get no tingles but I do find watching young women getting back massages relaxing and helpful to all asleep to. Try it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 08, 2015 11:46 PM (iQIUe)

94 Do I sound bitter, AD? Do I?! Do I?!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:46 PM (7eC3Q)

95 Now I'm off to reenact "The Man Who Would Be King" in my bedroom.
Posted by: wooga at September 08, 2015 11:44 PM (XK0dn)


Um, wooga, forgive me if my memory is failing...but I thought that movie ended with Sean Connery not getting any and being thrown of a bridge.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:46 PM (s4wTA)

96 It's a great idea to try and rejoin Spain.

Trust me. I've never felt happier and more autonomous than I have since moving back in to my parents' house to live in the basement.

Posted by: some loser, giving advice to Puerto Rico at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (ChYy4)

97 The knock offs look like AH. It probably is.

Posted by: freaked at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (BO/km)

98 Now this is funny. Most of the ONT devoted to the immigration crisis in Europe and then comes an ad asking me to donate to refugees seeking safety in Europe. Picture of sad, scared little boy with imploring eyes begs me to help, help those in need.

Posted by: Tuna at September 08, 2015 11:42 PM (JSovD)


I see ads on TV to help arab refugees settle in Europe, but they show pictures of cats and dogs with sad looks on their faces and messed up coats and ratty tails.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (zc3Db)

99 There's some joke about a married couple and the husband always has the lights off for sex. After many years the woman is tired of it and turns on the light to discover that he is screwing her with a dildo. She's pissed. He responds "I can explain the dildo. Can you explain "our" three kids?"
Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

That's quite funny, thanks!

Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (wZ2hu)

100 Swedes don't have euros they have kronor (SEK).

The exchange rate is pretty good if you want to buy a stuga.

Posted by: SarahW at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (3fTXW)

101 Um, wooga, forgive me if my memory is failing...but I thought that movie ended with Sean Connery not getting any and being thrown of a bridge.
Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:46 PM (s4wTA)

*****

So, married then?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (0fvZ/)

102

Islamic countries know these refugees best, and they will not take them. It's like inviting a killer into your home

Posted by: ThunderB at September 08, 2015 11:47 PM (zOTsN)

103 82 Is it just me or have the comments gotten even more bitter in the past month since the new commenter policy was instituted? I don't know how to explain it.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:43 PM (s4wTA)



Couldn't have anything to do with the upsurge of "n00bs" who sound just like previously-banned commenters with different names.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

104 Now I'm off to reenact "The Man Who Would Be King" in my bedroom.
You've got a vine bridge in your bedroom, Wooga? Kewl.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (7eC3Q)

105 Tuna, I am working on the sequel. Going to try and keep the Indiana Jones adventure serial vibe if I can.

Just submitted to CreateSpace book cover art and interior layout for them to check for the dead tree version of Golden Isis. Which means it will be available via them and Amazon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (Sz+px)

106 " Do I sound bitter, AD? Do I?! Do I?!!!"


Perfectly normal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (LNZXT)

107 95 Now I'm off to reenact "The Man Who Would Be King" in my bedroom.
Posted by: wooga at September 08, 2015 11:44 PM (XK0dn)

Um, wooga, forgive me if my memory is failing...but I thought that movie ended with Sean Connery not getting any and being thrown of a bridge.
Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:46 PM (s4wTA)


Well most fetishes seem kinda odd if you're not into them....

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (pAlYe)

108 Is it just me or have the comments gotten even more bitter in the past
month since the new commenter policy was instituted? I don't know how
to explain it.


Have you changed what you're using to clean your screen recently?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (YJmuy)

109 So am I to believe they have free wi-fi in the middle east?
No, but it's pretty easy to use someone else's because their passwords are all "killthejews".

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:49 PM (7eC3Q)

110 Clint and his AH. Not a 3000, though.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/qzbvpmc

Posted by: at least Google thinks that's Clint at September 08, 2015 11:49 PM (fEjh+)

111 @94..yes, Andy. You were mean to me. I am in a pout. Thanks, Morons. I hope you all dream of Hillary tonight.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 08, 2015 11:49 PM (9XthY)

112 I haven't noticed. Are you saying tougher love has produced tougher commentary?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (LNZXT)


Even in the early Obama days there was a lighthearted atmosphere to this place. Gallows humor. It's fading and just being replaced by bitching. And I understand that happening over time, but it seems like it's accelerated dramatically even over the past few weeks.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (s4wTA)

113 They aren't very good guests

Posted by: ThunderB at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (zOTsN)

114 "The exchange rate is pretty good if you want to buy a stuga."


Stuga. Stuga.

*Checks Google translate*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (LNZXT)

115 Buzzion.... aren't you supposed to be dead?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (Sz+px)

116 "Leicester and Patton?

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Yep.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (Wo9OY)

117 92 -I don't know where you bought your house, but we moved from Florida 2 years ago, and our house here in NoVA is either haunted, or the previous owner was certifiable. Doors moved because the wife didn't like their placement, windows boarded up, because the wife didn't like the way they looked, and lots of changes made that weren't code-naturally our inspector didn't "find" these things.

As for carpet, berber is sturdy, and tends to be non slip. Stainmaster may have treatments that make it slippery as well, since it repells liquid stains. Just a thought. Good luck, and consider asking a priest or pastor to come bless the house. it might help.

Posted by: Moki at September 08, 2015 11:51 PM (x303I)

118 Is it just me or have the comments gotten even more bitter...
Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:43 PM (s4wTA)


Maybe you're licking the wrong end.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2015 11:51 PM (Dj0WE)

119 115 Buzzion.... aren't you supposed to be dead?


Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (Sz+px)


I got better.

Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:51 PM (zt+N6)

120 I thought Thursdays were for gingers. Gotta check with kbdabear for a ruling there.
Posted by: DC in River City at September 08, 2015 11:26 PM (e+1S5)

Thursdays are for GINGERS ONLY!!

Posted by: Blake from Downtown at September 08, 2015 11:52 PM (GrXXa)

121 "A Cat of Color" LMAO!!!

Posted by: PBJ5959 at September 08, 2015 11:52 PM (r1du+)

122 Couldn't have anything to do with the upsurge of "n00bs" who sound just like previously-banned commenters with different names.....
Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)


Can't know if they were previously banned, but I do think the noobs are part of it.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:52 PM (s4wTA)

123 ChristieBlinky, I grew up in houses with stairs. One hand on the railing and take it slow. Running up and down 'em like you are 12 doesn't work for folk our age.

The carpet people can help you best.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2015 11:52 PM (3pRHP)

124 So am I to believe they have free wi-fi in the middle east?
No, but it's pretty easy to use someone else's because their passwords are all "killthejews".
Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:49 PM (7eC3Q)


You win.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2015 11:52 PM (Dj0WE)

125 119 115 Buzzion.... aren't you supposed to be dead?


Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (Sz+px)


I got better.

Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:51 PM (zt+N6)



Good to hear -- best not let that happen to you again. We can't all be "dead, but dreaming...."

Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

126 105
Excellent! Had fun reading the first. Love the characters especially the nuns.

Posted by: Tuna at September 08, 2015 11:53 PM (JSovD)

127 Well, now I'm up to date on all the invasions around the world.

This will not end well.

Posted by: Emmie at September 08, 2015 11:53 PM (qSQG+)

128 Mark twain once wrote "reports of my death were an exaggeration"

Buzzion is like that

Posted by: ThunderB at September 08, 2015 11:54 PM (zOTsN)

129 Can't know if they were previously banned, but I do think the noobs are part of it.

I thought everybody liked noobs. Big, firm, round noobs.

Wait, that might be the wrong word.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 08, 2015 11:54 PM (YJmuy)

130 Clint and his AH. Not a 3000, though.>>>

Wrong wheels in that picture. No knock off spinners in Maet's photo.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 08, 2015 11:55 PM (HhwmG)

131 Me. Fabello, shut yer piehole and go make me a sammich.

Posted by: Titanium at September 08, 2015 11:55 PM (u9UgT)

132 Thank you, Moki. Everyone else can bite moi as I am now in a bad mood, too. So will go read Maet's links to cheer up.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 08, 2015 11:55 PM (9XthY)

133 Zoom in they are knock offs.

Posted by: freaked at September 08, 2015 11:55 PM (BO/km)

134 122 Couldn't have anything to do with the upsurge of "n00bs" who sound just like previously-banned commenters with different names.....
Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

Can't know if they were previously banned, but I do think the noobs are part of it.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:52 PM (s4wTA)




It's good to get a n00b that starts to fit in and blooms here. It's not-so-good to be "seeded" with n00bs who will never fit in but are here to cause trouble.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

135 Poor ol' Buzz, checking in from the afterlife. Doesn't remember that horrible Tilt-A-Whirl accident.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:56 PM (LNZXT)

136 Are these your nuns, Anna?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPVqf9v4iCk
[1 min; 15 seconds]

Posted by: andycanuck at September 08, 2015 11:56 PM (7eC3Q)

137 Mark twain once wrote "reports of my death were an exaggeration"



Buzzion is like that


When there is no more room in Hell, Buzzion shall walk the earth.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 08, 2015 11:56 PM (YJmuy)

138 Could be a 100.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 08, 2015 11:57 PM (9mTYi)

139 The point is that I get to wear a crown and try to bang Michael Caine's hot wife (Shakira Caine).

But I seem to have misplaced my Michael Caine impersonator.

Posted by: wooga at September 08, 2015 11:57 PM (XK0dn)

140 whoa

that european welfare invasion thingy kinda proves that incentives incentivise


talk about a free shit army on the move....

Posted by: Jake at September 08, 2015 11:57 PM (MtS84)

141 86
you bring this over here? i can't escape it!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 08, 2015 11:38 PM (0O7c5)



People need to be warned!



There are at least 2 lessons to be learned here.



1) People lie on teh Internets.



2) Don't ever engage in blindfolded decadence.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 08, 2015 11:45 PM (wZ2hu)

don't forget about the bison thing

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 08, 2015 11:57 PM (0O7c5)

142
Ms. Fabello doesn't really see her non-white partners as actual people so much as just a way to entertain a racial other fetish. But here's the kicker: "she currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, with her cat."



"I'm currently in my third interracial relationship." so it's Daddy Issues and Oppression by Proxy.

Even sadder, if you follow a couple of links on her twtter feed:

https://twitter.com/fyeahmfabello

Her "partner" lives on the other side of the continent. They have Skyp dates -- real quote -- playing Scategorizes and Battleship.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 08, 2015 11:57 PM (kdS6q)

143 Tuna, yes Sister Mary Claire turned into a very special character who came really alive several times. For example the ending, I had wanted to say something then she decided to turn the question around on Catherine as I was writing. Go Sister!

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 08, 2015 11:58 PM (Sz+px)

144
Zoom in they are knock offs.>>>

The angle and my bad eyes tricked me. You are right.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 08, 2015 11:58 PM (HhwmG)

145 At least so far the Puerto Ricans haven't been able to get their collective shit together sufficiently to vote for Statehood, thus giving the Dems another automatic two Senators for their roster. TFG brought up statehood early in his first term, then tried to jury rig the vote to make it happen, but he flopped somehow.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 08, 2015 11:58 PM (gyKtp)

146 Hey everybody.

Well, in my fever madness of Amazon binging of late, I finally worked in something that has greater use than for entertainment viewing or listening: a pedometer.

I have a relative who's trying to do 10,000 steps *every day,* which I've read is about... 5 miles. Geez. I admit I get tired after doing the El Dorado Park Nature Center 2-mile trail. But I guess if I wanna live...

(Oh, and I'm now up to 29 albums from my long-lost collection repurchased. Just approximately 440 more to go.)
:-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 08, 2015 11:59 PM (ntObR)

147 "Thursdays are for GINGERS ONLY!! "


A cow-orker brought this up today. "Catfishing" video on UBoob. Dude's out fishing in a lake and all of a sudden to small cats swim up to his boat out of nowhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 08, 2015 11:59 PM (LNZXT)

148 A cat of color like in Red Dwarf?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM (W5DcG)

149 The car appears to have been identified prior to my question. The wheel and fender shape appear to match a Austin Healey 3000.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nr9pbzx

Posted by: Willy J. at September 08, 2015 11:44 PM (HhwmG)


Clint has owned both a Healy 3000, and a Jaguar, but the pic looks Healy to me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM (5tDM+)

150 Screw the Healy ( which is apparently a 100M), here's Clint and his 275GTB
http://tinyurl.com/8t9wf2m

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

151 And I understand that happening over time, but it seems like it's accelerated dramatically even over the past few weeks.

Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (s4wTA)

Because there isn't anything happening in the world and in our own country that might possibly contribute...??

Seems perfectly understandable to me, but YMV.

Posted by: East Bay KG at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM (YUrE9)

152 Sleepy time.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM (Wo9OY)

153 If/when America gets autonomous cars, one nice feature they'll have:

You'll be able to walk as far as you want in any given direction to stay fit, and always be able to get a ride home. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM (ntObR)

154 143
I sense hidden depths to all those Sisters which I'm sure will be travelled in future stories.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:01 AM (JSovD)

155 For those who haven't bought my book yet. Please?

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:01 AM (Sz+px)

156 slamic countries know these refugees best, and they will not take them.

Hell, they've made entire countries out of refugees they won't help!

Posted by: Palestine at September 09, 2015 12:01 AM (FcR7P)

157 Fabello is a doctoral candidate in Sexuality and Eating Disorders. What ever that means. She has issues is what I am trying to say. Like, mental health ones

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (zOTsN)

158 they are knock offs.
----------------
Hmm. No, I think they are real...and spectacular.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (9mTYi)

159 test

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (XNiw9)

160 Horray.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (XNiw9)

161 154
I have no idea how auto correct turned "revealed" into " travelled". None whatsoever.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (JSovD)

162 If/when America gets autonomous cars, one nice feature they'll have:



You'll be able to walk as far as you want in any given direction to stay fit, and always be able to get a ride home. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:00 AM


Walking? You betcha.

https://xkcd.com/1559/

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (3pRHP)

163 ***"As a feminist and a woman, I could never be in a relationship with someone who didn't feel comfortable talking about patriarchy."***


I'm quite comfortable talking about patriarchy, but something tells me she wouldn't want to be in a relationship with me after one conversation about it.


Which is totes cool with me.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (Wckf4)

164 Brett Stephens didn't call the Hungarians "vulgarians" once in the WSJ column. This is someone else writing under his name. Or maybe he's a hypocrite or was properly chastised?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (pq97T)

165 57>Any ideas for a type of carpet for stairs?

Evenin' Christy. We have a strip of high pile carpet on our wood steps (it's really old and ugly and we need to replace it) with a decent pad underneath so that your feet really sink in. I think that helps a lot. But if it's wearing bare, it's gonna get slick. We're lucky that ours isn't doing that, as it's 20 years old. I guess we both need to spend more than we want to get the good stuff!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (GzDYP)

166 159 test

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (XNiw9)


I give it a solid B+

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (zt+N6)

167 Does anybody have a Nest? I've been thinking about getting one, but i don't see any advantage over a $30 programmable thermostat other than wifi access, which i don't really need.

Posted by: All The Meh at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (VviqM)

168 Well Tuna, the second story as hinted in the blurb takes place with Sister Miriam's relatives floating around. Not sure if there will be any appearance by either sister in the flesh in this story. Though they just might surprise me.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (Sz+px)

169 It's good to get a n00b that starts to fit in and blooms here. It's not-so-good to be "seeded" with n00bs who will never fit in but are here to cause trouble.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:56 PM (EzgxV)


Real odd that seems to always happen around Presidential election time, huh?

Posted by: AD at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (s4wTA)

170 Tuna, yes Sister Mary Claire turned into a very special character who came really alive several times...

And then there was Sister Marie Claire, who was *always* impeccably dressed. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:04 AM (ntObR)

171 You'll be able to walk as far as you want in any given direction to stay fit, and always be able to get a ride home. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve
--------------------

If the car chooses to take you home.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:04 AM (9mTYi)

172 "At least so far the Puerto Ricans "

Worked with some Mo'Ricans and the overwhelming sense I got was arrogance. Like they're better than Haitians or Dominicans or Cubans or whatever from the Carribean.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:04 AM (LNZXT)

173 146 Hey everybody.

Well, in my fever madness of Amazon binging of late, I finally worked in something that has greater use than for entertainment viewing or listening: a pedometer.

I have a relative who's trying to do 10,000 steps *every day,* which I've read is about... 5 miles. Geez. I admit I get tired after doing the El Dorado Park Nature Center 2-mile trail. But I guess if I wanna live...

(Oh, and I'm now up to 29 albums from my long-lost collection repurchased. Just approximately 440 more to go.)
:-)



I got one of those and had readings like: 2,200; 3,100; 2,300; 1,900; 2,100; 2,900; 27,300; 22,900; 19,900; 2,500; 3,000; 2,700....



Guess which days I went to Disneyland.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 08, 2015 11:59 PM (ntObR)

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

174 165 Brett Stephens didn't call the Hungarians "vulgarians" once in the WSJ column. This is someone else writing under his name. Or maybe he's a hypocrite or was properly chastised?
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (pq97T)


Well he did get in an 'justified disdain' so there's that.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 09, 2015 12:04 AM (pAlYe)

175 Even in the early Obama days there was a lighthearted atmosphere to this place. Gallows humor. It's fading and just being replaced by bitching. And I understand that happening over time, but it seems like it's accelerated dramatically even over the past few weeks.
Posted by: AD at September 08, 2015 11:50 PM (s4wTA)

-------------
6 years of King Putt and2+ years of failure theater with the GOPe. It can get a person down.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 09, 2015 12:05 AM (KlVdw)

176 The car Clint was willing to kill for.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ne43wv6

A ford Gran Torino.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:05 AM (HhwmG)

177
Also at Everyday Feminism:

My Partner Came Out As a Man - And I Struggled With Losing My Lesbian Identity

everydayfeminism.com/2015/09/trans-partner-lesbian-identity/

Plus, now who picks up the check?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 09, 2015 12:05 AM (kdS6q)

178 A cat of color like in Red Dwarf?
I loved that the opposite of the hip, urban black cat was a hillbilly dog in the alternate dimension episode.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2015 12:05 AM (7eC3Q)

179 Does anybody have a Nest? I've been thinking about getting one, but i don't see any advantage over a $30 programmable thermostat other than wifi access, which i don't really need.
Posted by: All The Meh
--------------------

Honeywell. Bimetal coil, mercury switch. No battery.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:06 AM (9mTYi)

180 'If the car chooses to take you home.'


You're too fat. Keep walking.

Posted by: The 2020 Smart Ass Car at September 09, 2015 12:06 AM (BO/km)

181 Plus, now who picks up the check?
Posted by: Laurie
-----------------

Which tees to use at the golf course?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (9mTYi)

182 If the car chooses to take you home.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Open the car door, Hal.

Posted by: Dave Bowman at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (W5DcG)

183 If the car chooses... hey wasn't that a TV sitcom? My Mother-in-Law the Car??

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (Sz+px)

184 cthulhu, LOL.

Haven't been to Disneyland since 1983. Keep saying I'll go... when I have a girlfriend to take.

Screw it anymore. Gonna start asking my niece if she wants to go with me sometime.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (ntObR)

185 Things always get very intense on line before an election. It's happening "early" this time, because of the uncertainty of who the nominee will be. We have known who the eventual nominee was well advance for several presidential cycles. There is more uncertainty this time. Makes people sharp

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (zOTsN)

186 "My Partner Came Out As a Man - And I Struggled With Losing My Lesbian Identity"

Yeah I saw that a few days ago. She actually said she liked being a lesbian because it made her a very special victim.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (XNiw9)

187
Plus, now who picks up the check?

Which tees to use at the golf course?
Posted by: Mike Hammer




Seat up or seat down?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (kdS6q)

188
Wow, so Bret Stephens really has transformed into an asshat. Heard (read?)him recently on Trump and it was just clueless outraged arrogant snivelling. And just that one excerpt suffices to conclude that he is as out of touch as he appeared. Poor ol' Bret cannot even imagine himself in a small country with a distinctive culture and sketchy finances to whom a real refugee - er, economic migrant - flood would be disastrous. That's one characteristic of almost all the ignorant bigots like Stephens and everyone else cheerleadingunwise, historically avoided, ill-considered mass migration - utterly innocent of reasonable, practical considerations.

Too bad. He used to be a decent columnist. Though I have not read columnists too much for decades, so few are worth even the small effort.

And without even reading the Sorman piece, WTF? Fellow apparently is not very familiar with any relevant topic (30s Jewry, refugees, Syria, or the Middle East).

Refugee matters are not rocket science, but there are some things to know (on all aspects). Refugee flows driven by neccessity do not show large proportions of unaccompanied able-bodied adult males. Ahemm.

The ignorant, bigoted, arrogant moral narcissism of the limitless mass migration fetishists has reached a new high. They are just as dangerous, and just as vile, as conventional race-baiters, and ought to be treated the same.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (QDnY+)

189 The ungrateful refugee story made me smile.


Thank you.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (AC0lD)

190 180 Does anybody have a Nest? I've been thinking about getting one, but i don't see any advantage over a $30 programmable thermostat other than wifi access, which i don't really need.
Posted by: All The Meh


People who have them seem to really like them. But I just can't see enough benefits to justify the price over a pretty decent $30 programmable thermostat.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (pAlYe)

191 You'll be able to walk as far as you want in any given direction to stay fit, and always be able to get a ride home
Actually, I could see that working e.g. I don't mind walking the two miles to the store but don't want to walk the four-mile round trip especially with a couple of bags of groceries in tow.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (7eC3Q)

192 In El Salvador Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) prisoners are considered so dangerous that they're essentially allowed to run their own prison.

Nuke it from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (39g3+)

193 >>>TFG brought up statehood early in his first term, then tried to jury rig the vote to make it happen, but he flopped somehow.


Posted by: GnuBreed at September 08, 2015 11:58 PM (gyKtp)<<<

Somehow, we're the only schmucks who give the JEF everything he wants. Funny that.

Posted by: GOP monkeys, fucking a football at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (ChYy4)

194 You're too fat. Keep walking.

Knew I should have avoided the "Michelle" model. I'll have to hold out for the "Melissa McCarthy".

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:08 AM (ntObR)

195 Who are you calling a "Horray"?!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (7eC3Q)

196 169
Looking forward to what you have in store for us.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (JSovD)

197 Yes, yes, but does Anyone know how Pookie is doing? Or the pookettes?

Posted by: The National InPooker (Updated Minutely) at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (x6d4B)

198 173 Worked with some Mo'Ricans and the overwhelming sense I got was
arrogance. Like they're better than Haitians or Dominicans or Cubans or
whatever from the Carribean.


Well, they do have one distinctive difference -- Built in US citizenship. I'm kinda proud of mine, too -- Though TFG has made it tough.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (gyKtp)

199 "By returning to Spain, we'll have autonomy," said Jose Nieves Seise, who in 2013 founded the group Reunification of Puerto Rico with Spain. "With autonomy Puerto Rico could have sufficient powers to boost the economy and attract foreign investment."

It takes a special kind of inconceivable ignorance to think that Spain is any sort of economic benefit to anyone. The country is about to collapse entirely under its own weight as is. And with Germany committing social and economic suicide, there won't be anyone to turn to.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (39g3+)

200 What, no Clint & Scott Eastwood rippling biceps & perfect hair side by side pics? Pouts. You don't love the 'ettes.

So I'll take our Amanda Knox psycho shows around post 150 in this evening's troll pool.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (Vm8WO)

201 You want the Sophie Vergara model
Settle for the Melissa McCarthy model
And get stuck with the Meghan McCain model.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (Sz+px)

202 "revealed" into " travelled"
The T and R keys are next to each other. Maybe you mistyped "trevealed"?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2015 12:10 AM (7eC3Q)

203 I saw Pookie and the Pookettes on TV. I think they were on just before Josie and the Pussycats

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:10 AM (39g3+)

204 I can't quite wrap my mind around the concept of refugees protesting the cold. Do they think the Swedes control the weather?

Posted by: Emmie at September 09, 2015 12:11 AM (qSQG+)

205 Honeywell. Bimetal coil, mercury switch. No battery.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:06 AM (9mTYi)


We are getting the paperwork in order to declare your home a Superfund site, to deal with toxic mercury pollution. It's for the chirren!

Posted by: The EPA at September 09, 2015 12:11 AM (5tDM+)

206 "GOP monkeys, fucking a football "


And as far as monkeys farking a football go, you are boss.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:11 AM (LNZXT)

207 By the way, if anyone here wants to read some of my upcoming book Life Unworthy, I'm posting parts of it in serial format on Wattpad:

https://www.wattpad.com/story/48843246-life-unworthy

4 parts so far, 2 every week until full release on September 21. You can pre-order it too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (39g3+)

208 Hah, hah,ha. Now there's a sidebar ad asking whether I have purchased Starkist Tuna because if I have I may be eligible to join in a possible class action suit. Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (JSovD)

209 Refuge: "I'm unhappy, and I've chosen YOU as the person I will hold responsible."

Posted by: Emmie at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (qSQG+)

210
You want a 275 GTB
You'd settle for an Austin Healy 100M
You get a Googlemobile

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (9mTYi)

211 142
Ms. Fabello doesn't really see her non-white partners as actual people so much as just a way to entertain a racial other fetish. But here's the kicker: "she currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, with her cat."



"I'm currently in my third interracial relationship." so it's Daddy Issues and Oppression by Proxy.

Even sadder, if you follow a couple of links on her twtter feed:

https://twitter.com/fyeahmfabello

Her "partner" lives on the other side of the continent. They have Skyp dates -- real quote -- playing Scategorizes and Battleship.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 08, 2015 11:57 PM (kdS6q)


Let's not forget that Barack Obama got his hatred of the white race from his white mother, who hated the white race.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (sdi6R)

212 Refugees complaining of the cold... you know what? Now I really want Putin to turn off the natural gas to Europe in February.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (Sz+px)

213 Thank you, Old Dominion Mom. Appreciate it. Makes sense as the padding is non-existent. Time for more money-pit fun!

Someday we will adjust. I grew up with stairs. Maybe about the time we move into assisted living. Other than hurricanes, snake in hedge, Crist and weird neighbor I guess Florida looks pretty dang good (and one level) right about now. Whining all the whines.

Guess I won't die like Buzzion after all (at least tonight).

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (9XthY)

214 "What, no Clint & Scott Eastwood rippling biceps & perfect hair side by side pics? Pouts. You don't love the 'ettes. "


There are places on the internet. There are places for everything.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:13 AM (LNZXT)

215 Posted by: Emmie
------------------

*image of Emmylou Harris pops into head*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:13 AM (9mTYi)

216 Mike, the worst thing about the Googlemobile is that it tattles on you at FB about where you've just been.

"qdpsteve just got back from his fourth visit to the urologist this week!" (sigh)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (ntObR)

217 You want a 275 GTB

You'd settle for an Austin Healy 100M

You get a Googlemobile>>>

Or You get an Aztec.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (HhwmG)

218

... unless you're suggesting an Ultra-Tricky Ace, which is a whole new Ace entirely.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 08, 2015 11:35 PM (JmGFJ)

God dammit! Just how many aces am I paying for?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (fgSDS)

219
Also at Everyday Feminism:

10 Things I've Learned About Gaslighting As An Abuse Tactic

Gaslighting is the attempt of one person to overwrite another person's reality.

He would tell me that my inconsistency implied that I was lying. I would say, "No, no, I know I'm not lying. Maybe I just cant remember it right." I usually ended up crying hysterically.

everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/things-wish-known-gaslighting/

Reality is overwriting your "reality" sweetheart, not me.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (kdS6q)

220 My guess is the cold protesters wanted the heat turned up in their lodgings and the Swedes were like "what, its 60, we're naked and fanning ourselves!"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (39g3+)

221 You want the Sophie Vergara model
Settle for the Melissa McCarthy model
And get stuck with the Meghan McCain model.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (Sz+px)


But it has great airbags!

Posted by: The NHTSA at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (5tDM+)

222 Maet, thank you for the photo of Clint. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (9XthY)

223 If you got more than four aces...


...you are playing with a pinochle deck

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (3pRHP)

224 Gee, I recently read that Maggie Lawson got married to someone who was not James Roday. NOw I read that they split ate Roday was screwing around with Mandy Moore (never heard of her) who split from her husband another famous guy. I swear I dont know most of the actors these days. They all look alike to me.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (iQIUe)

225 Do they think the Swedes control the weather?

*shifty-eyes*

Posted by: the Pentavirate at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (fEjh+)

226 157 Fabello is a doctoral candidate in Sexuality and Eating Disorders. What ever that means. She has issues is what I am trying to say. Like, mental health ones
Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (zOTsN)

It means that she would love to eat a bag of dicks but has to settle for a quart of Ben and Jerrys.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (Z7G74)

227 I can't quite wrap my mind around the concept of refugees protesting the cold. Do they think the Swedes control the weather?
-----------------

That's nothing. The invaders here complain about the fact that we are here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (9mTYi)

228 Tuna something like this perhaps?

Catherine and Diana explain in unison. "Sister Mary Claire! What are you doing here?"

Sister Mary Claire bestows upon each a kind smile while walking closer. "Oh tosh, think I was going to let Egypt remain defenseless around you two?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:16 AM (Sz+px)

229 170 It's good to get a n00b that starts to fit in and blooms here. It's not-so-good to be "seeded" with n00bs who will never fit in but are here to cause trouble.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 08, 2015 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

Real odd that seems to always happen around Presidential election time, huh?

Posted by: AD at September 09, 2015 12:03 AM (s4wTA)



That is certainly noteworthy.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

230 Reality can be over written. I had no idea. I thought things were real or they weren't That some things are true and some are false. Huh

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:16 AM (zOTsN)

231 173
"At least so far the Puerto Ricans "



Worked with some Mo'Ricans and the overwhelming sense I got was
arrogance. Like they're better than Haitians or Dominicans or Cubans or
whatever from the Carribean.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:04 AM (LNZXT)

I have worked with a few... arrogance... and a few from other islands who pretend they are PR for some reason. Maybe a hispanic caste mindset.One guy, when asked about the PR plebiscite, basically, "Why would I fricken care, I haven't lived there for over twenty years. Do you care about politics in Wisconsin anymore?" But that was the only one (hispanic) who would not go at length about how much better it is where they don't live anymore.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2015 12:16 AM (NaeCR)

232 Reality is overwriting your "reality" sweetheart, not me.

Every part of the left is tortured by how reality refuses to conform to what they prefer and expect based on their ideology. And they blame everyone else - further they demand someone else fix this, since they are effectively useless at dealing with life.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:17 AM (39g3+)

233 Dang I hate snakes. We had 2 copperheads in our basement before we found a hole to plug. Assisted living sounds almost dreamy. As long as my assistant looks like Clint!

So sad about Buzzion.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 12:17 AM (GzDYP)

234 "God dammit! Just how many aces am I paying for?"


How many can you afford?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:17 AM (LNZXT)

235 Yeah, that everyday feminism site has the world's best headlines. Every single one is more ridiculous than the last.

I want to go undercover and write ridiculous items for them to see how far I can push the envelope with feminist idiocy before someone calls me out on being a troll. I went to an all girl's college, after all. I can speak feminist idiot.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:17 AM (XNiw9)

236 Met a seemingly wealthy Swede lady today. Had some casual conversation. As she was leaving, I watched to see what she was driving. Mercedes?, Volvo?, Lexus?, Land Rover?. Nope. Buick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:18 AM (9mTYi)

237 Hillary has new page about emails on her website, as of 11pm ET. Link in nik

Posted by: Baldy at September 09, 2015 12:18 AM (sEXjW)

238 >>>My guess is the cold protesters wanted the heat
turned up in their lodgings and the Swedes were like "what, its 60,
we're naked and fanning ourselves!"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (39g3+)<<<

We... I mean, those Muzzies like it warm.

Posted by: SCOAMF, turning the White House into a greenhouse during the winter at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (ChYy4)

239 "They all look alike to me."
Ain't that the truth, especially the ladies. All are equally as untalented.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (JSovD)

240
157 Fabello is a doctoral candidate in Sexuality and Eating Disorders. What ever that means. She has issues is what I am trying to say. Like, mental health ones
Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:02 AM (zOTsN)



It means "Her PhD cries, when she serves customers their fries/"
- some other commenter at Ace, I don't have the reference handy.

Posted by: Arbalest at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (FlRtG)

241 Nope. Buick.


Has she cleared the parking lot yet?

Posted by: The 2020 Smart Ass Car at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (BO/km)

242 Here is the trick that TFG and the Dems tried to pull in 2010 to change the way Puerto Rico statehood would be voted on:

http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=6134

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (gyKtp)

243 You know, I'm about the let my subscription to the WSJ go. I'm just getting sick of the smug, open borders shtick. If you oppose immigration, or refugees in the slightest, you are RACISSS!

I used to love Reason mag and all that, and now they make me as mad any leftist rag. They, the WSJ, and CATO are all on the same page with this stuff. They despise us, just the same as the progtards.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

244 "Maybe a hispanic caste mindset."



Aye.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (LNZXT)

245 >>>Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (kdS6q)
---
Gaslighting is what the left and the media do ALL THE TIME. Drives me nuts. Like when a lefty relative warned us not to believe the lying liars who said our health insurance premiums would rise due to ObamaCare. Well, it was our insurance company that was telling us our premiums were going up. Were they lying to us?

Posted by: Emmie at September 09, 2015 12:20 AM (qSQG+)

246 215 "What, no Clint Scott Eastwood rippling biceps perfect hair side by side pics? Pouts. You don't love the 'ettes. "

Hey this ain't the EU baby. If you want premium content, you gotta pony up for the Premium membership.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 09, 2015 12:20 AM (pAlYe)

247 Buick is one of the best-selling cars in China, too, for some inexplicable reason.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (5tDM+)

248 217 Mike, the worst thing about the Googlemobile is that it tattles on you at FB about where you've just been.

"qdpsteve just got back from his fourth visit to the urologist this week!" (sigh)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09

Ha more like Steve saw his booby doc and transition doc 5 x this month. Little boi is a mess

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (fgSDS)

249 I want to go undercover and write ridiculous items for them to see how far I can push the envelope with feminist idiocy before someone calls me out on being a troll.

Hey, you may as well. That guy that was trolling the world on Twitter retired because too many people were in on the joke. You would probably find it really hard to find something too much for them. Satire is tougher and tougher these days in the insane world run by fools.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (39g3+)

250 So I went to their contributor page. No joke. It actually says this.

Everyday Feminism is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. People with multiple marginalized identities -such as queer, trans, and differently- abled people of color and size - are strongly encouraged to apply.

Now, guys, I'm just a dumb blonde, but don't the terms affirmative action and equal opportunity contradict?

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (miZcy)

251 MH, I asked ya to keep it on the down low!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (ntObR)

252 "Nope. Buick. "

Chinese love Buicks. How that squares with the Swedish chick I can't say.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (LNZXT)

253 Leftists must really hate reading this from the Upanishads - Lead me from the unreal to the real..

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2015 12:21 AM (Sz+px)

254 209 Hah, hah,ha. Now there's a sidebar ad asking whether I have purchased Starkist Tuna because if I have I may be eligible to join in a possible class action suit. Coincidence? I think not.
Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:12 AM (JSovD)



It's cause you don't have good taste.

Posted by: Charlie the Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (Z7G74)

255 everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/things-wish-known-gaslighting/

Reality is overwriting your "reality" sweetheart, not me.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (kdS6q)


I am reading a sobering book: Rape of the Mind - The Psychology of Thought Control by A M Meerloo

Gaslighting is a technique of mind control, and it appears to works best, apparently, when the victim can find no support and the victim is isolated from things that would tend to ground him in reality.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (3pRHP)

256 199

Well, they do have one
distinctive difference -- Built in US citizenship. I'm kinda proud of
mine, too -- Though TFG has made it tough.


Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2015 12:09 AM (gyKtp)

They loose that the day they vote for independence.
Yeah, I know it violates the 14th Amendment. Either way, expect a mass migration before independence would become effective.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (NaeCR)

257
Fabello is a doctoral candidate in Sexuality....
Posted by: ThunderB



They we can put her out on The Stroll to work off her student loans.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (kdS6q)

258 ....Fabello is a doctoral candidate in Sexuality and Eating Disorders....

oh, she has more issues that that

Posted by: Paolo at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (MtS84)

259 Buick is one of the best-selling cars in China, too, for some inexplicable reason.>>>

There are no R s in the name?

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (HhwmG)

260 *waves in the direction of Emmie


Hey, bebe's.
Did you come to a conclusion about your hot floor?
I read it all... AOP basically nailed it down. I could add a few comments, though.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (AXDnw)

261 Seeing the Euro invader ad now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (LNZXT)

262 218 You want a 275 GTB

You'd settle for an Austin Healy 100M

You get a Googlemobile>>>

Or You get an Aztec.


Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:14 AM (HhwmG)





One year, we flew down to Atlanta to attend a cichlid convention, then motored up to Knoxville to visit my aunt. The car we got was an Aztek. Once past Chattanooga, we kept having to explain that it was a rental from Atlanta and we were going to take it back.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (EzgxV)

263 Chinese love Buicks.

Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel.

Posted by: Bud Fox at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (fEjh+)

264 I don't think that sentence can be satirized. I really don't.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (miZcy)

265 229

Sounds good. Sean going along, too? No, no, I'm asking too many questions. We'lol just wait patiently and find out.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (JSovD)

266 Mike, the worst thing about the Googlemobile is that it tattles on you at FB about where you've just been.
-----------------

Pro tip. Always have the car deliver you to an 'acceptable' address. Then pull the battery from your cell phone pass through a bar and out the back door to give the car the slip.

Don't ask me how I know this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:24 AM (9mTYi)

267 Now, guys, I'm just a dumb blonde, but don't the terms affirmative action and equal opportunity contradict?

You're trying to overwrite their reality!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:24 AM (39g3+)

268
Last time I read a WSJ article was a few years ago, waiting room/dentist's office. Wife was there. Headline about (?) antibiotic-resistant TB/something rising in the US. Lead-in/color case was a nurse who volunteered in Africa every year, brought it back. I said "oh this will be fun, let's see how far in before they mention the real issue".

Sure enough, jump page, I dunno paragraph 25 or something. Something about most of the US cases being found in southwest border areas. That was it. Not even an allusion to the obvious reason for this pattern/geography!

Of course the editorial board is coco-bananas stupid and racist about mass illegal migration without assimilation (MIMWA). And, most entertainingly, for the "Wall Street Journal", economically illiterate.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 12:25 AM (QDnY+)

269 You get a Googlemobile

Posted by: Mike Hammer


The Googlemobile promises info.
The Googlemobile delivers a fragment thereof.
The Googlemobile gets nine-hundred souls to the gallon.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 12:25 AM (JmGFJ)

270 >>>Pro tip. Always have the car deliver you to an
'acceptable' address. Then pull the battery from your cell phone pass
through a bar and out the back door to give the car the slip.



Don't ask me how I know this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:24 AM (9mTYi)<<<

You'll never fool me like that again, Michael.

Posted by: K.I.T.T. at September 09, 2015 12:25 AM (ChYy4)

271 Jeb! on Colbert.....tell me if he says anything.....he doesn't think O has bad motives, just wrong, and he's gonna unite us and grow the economy and overcome all the meanies saying mean things. He's going to restore civility and everyone will work together.

Jesus H. Christ. What a bunch of pussies, the GOPussies are.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 12:25 AM (dvuhZ)

272 There are no R s in the name?
Posted by: Willy J.
------------

*guffaws*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:26 AM (9mTYi)

273 It's 30 minutes past my bedtime and I have nothing interesting to say, so......big gulps, huh? Whelp, see ya later.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 09, 2015 12:26 AM (e+1S5)

274
Yea I'll drive you there.

But first...

Posted by: The 2020 Smart Ass Car at September 09, 2015 12:26 AM (BO/km)

275 Hey this ain't the EU baby! If you want premium content, you gotta pony up for the Premium membership.
Posted by: Maetenloch at September

Don't let thr Herb Tarlick of AoSHQ sales fool you. You get what you get And you like it and you ask for more.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 09, 2015 12:26 AM (fgSDS)

276 One year, we flew down to Atlanta to attend a cichlid convention, then motored up to Knoxville to visit my aunt. The car we got was an Aztek. Once past Chattanooga, we kept having to explain that it was a rental from Atlanta and we were going to take it back.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (EzgxV)


Cichlids? Wouldn't triffids be more copacetic with an Elder God of your standing?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:26 AM (6J9GE)

277 Mike, thanks for the tip. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:27 AM (ntObR)

278 245 You know, I'm about the let my subscription to the WSJ go. I'm just getting sick of the smug, open borders shtick. If you oppose immigration, or refugees in the slightest, you are RACISSS!

I used to love Reason mag and all that, and now they make me as mad any leftist rag. They, the WSJ, and CATO are all on the same page with this stuff. They despise us, just the same as the progtards.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)


Investors Business Daily seems better than all those others.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2015 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

279 I see from reading lefty tweets, there is another closed social journalista account. Anyone would belongs to that crap shd be mocked.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:27 AM (iQIUe)

280 You'll never fool me like that again, Michael.
Posted by: K.I.T.T.
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*facepalm*

Dammit, you lower your guard for 10 seconds...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:27 AM (9mTYi)

281
Now, guys, I'm just a dumb blonde, but don't the terms affirmative action and equal opportunity contradict?>>>

Working for the middle class and Obamas economic decisions contradict too. You are supposed to smoke more pot and ignore the contradictions.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:27 AM (HhwmG)

282 Sweet. Just got unsolicited spam mail from J. G. Wentworth. It's my cash, and I want it NOOOOOOOOOW!

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:27 AM (miZcy)

283 Lauren, and for the low low price of just 50% off the top.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:28 AM (ntObR)

284 248 Hey this ain't the EU baby. If you want premium content, you gotta pony up for the Premium membership.
Posted by: Maetenloch at September 09, 2015 12:20 AM

Come on, I bring pudding & cupcakes for the entire class!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:28 AM (Vm8WO)

285 You get what you get And you like it and you ask for more.

I got nothing and had to like it.

Posted by: Spaulding Smails at September 09, 2015 12:28 AM (39g3+)

286 They are coming out with all these trannie movies. So, gird your loins....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:28 AM (iQIUe)

287 Gaslighting is a technique of mind control, and it appears to works best, apparently, when the victim can find no support and the victim is isolated from things that would tend to ground him in reality.


Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (3pRHP)



How many lights do you see?

Posted by: Gul Madred at September 09, 2015 12:29 AM (zt+N6)

288 Nope. Buick.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
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If you told me it was a '66 Riviera GS, a '71 GSX, or a Grand National GNX, I'd be chasing her down!

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 12:29 AM (AXDnw)

289 >>>228
That's nothing. The invaders here complain about the fact that we are here.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:15 AM (9mTYi)
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It's funny. Supposedly the U.S. is imperialist/colonialist, always taking over other countries, when we have no desire to expand our borders. These invaders come here and try to drive us out of our own land, and they're the good guys.

Lefties have this thing for insisting that we commit national suicide.

Posted by: Emmie at September 09, 2015 12:29 AM (qSQG+)

290 274 Jeb! on Colbert.....tell me if he says anything.....he doesn't think O has bad motives, just wrong, and he's gonna unite us and grow the economy and overcome all the meanies saying mean things. He's going to restore civility and everyone will work together.

Jesus H. Christ. What a bunch of pussies, the GOPussies are.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 12:25 AM (dvuhZ)


That's the same crap that Romney attempted to spew as well.

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 12:30 AM (zt+N6)

291 Guess what's making a come back


Whooping cough

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:30 AM (zOTsN)

292 The thing about Buick and China has two distinct stories.

1-Immediately after China "Westernized" GM's Buick moved in. Don't know why or how they picked Buick as their main brand. Thus they had a head start though and beat Toyota and Honda, etc.

2-China's last Emperor, before Japanese invasion, rode around in a pair of Buick's custom made in America. Buick cemented itself in Chinese mindset as indepenent China.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2015 12:30 AM (LNZXT)

293 Sweet dreams everyone. Guys, if you haven't seen them already, there are a couple of sidebar ads coming your way extolling the " charms" of some attractive Russian women. Sweet dreams indeed.

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2015 12:30 AM (JSovD)

294 If you told me it was a '66 Riviera GS, a '71 GSX, or a Grand National GNX, I'd be chasing her down!
Posted by: Chi
---------------

The accent alone would probably do the job.

BTW, exactly how much is it worth to you that I NOT let SMFH know about that comment?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:30 AM (9mTYi)

295 Jeb! on Colbert.....tell me if he says anything.....he doesn't think O has bad motives, just wrong, and he's gonna unite us and grow the economy and overcome all the meanies saying mean things. He's going to restore civility and everyone will work together.

And then Stevie immediately threw a metal pot over Jeb's head and started banging it with a sledgehammer, to thunderous laughs and applause. Because you know, now that he's got the Late Show he suddenly really *respects* the conservative side.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:31 AM (ntObR)

296 Lefties have this thing for insisting that we commit national suicide.

Multiculturalism dictates that all culturals are equally valid and proper and that we cannot condemn or judge people for their culture because it is their narrative and they make their own truth.

Except white Europeans, who are nasty and should die off.

It has always cracked me up that the same people who scream "I LOVE NEW YORK!" are also the ones who think patriotism for your country is awful and evil.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:31 AM (39g3+)

297 They are coming out with all these trannie movies. So, gird your loins....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:28 AM (iQIUe)


This year's Christmas blockbuster: "The Ultramatic That Ate Detroit".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:31 AM (6J9GE)

298 It's far easier for a white woman to date a black man than for a white man to date a black woman, especially when the white person in question is a liberal.

See, the natural liberal tendency toward anti-colonialism causes them to view interracial relationships from the viewpoint that the man conquers the woman. A black man "conquering" a white woman is merely evening the score, while a white man "conquering" a black woman is perpetuating the oppression.

Black women have great difficulty with dating these days, because they tend to be better educated and better paid than black men but it's frowned upon by both blacks and liberal whites for them to date white men, who tend to be on more equal footing with them.

Liberals prefer it this way, in large part because single women are easier to keep on the Democrat plantation.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at September 09, 2015 12:31 AM (wKc1L)

299 They loose that the day they vote for independence.
Yeah, I know it violates the 14th Amendment. Either way, expect a mass migration before independence would become effective.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (NaeCR)


Puerto Rico is not an incorporated territory of the U.S.. Much like with the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana islands, and the minor outlaying islands, citizenship at birth is due to statute.

American Samoa, for example does not have this and they are American Nationals, but not citizens.

Posted by: The Constitutional hat at September 09, 2015 12:32 AM (AM+tj)

300 Tuna, I tried one of those once.

Unfortunately too many of those women come with, uh, 'extra equipment.' (Such as, for instance, a penis.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:32 AM (ntObR)

301 *image of Emmylou Harris pops into head*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:13 AM
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If ever a woman has aged better. Damn. She just kept getting sexier and sexier. Isn't she gettin' up toward 70? Does she even look old yet?


Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 12:32 AM (7d8Ef)

302 Buick is one of the best-selling cars in China, too, for some inexplicable reason.>>>

There are no R s in the name?


Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (HhwmG)

Maybe some unintentional marketing truth in that ('kodak' was supposedly unique and easy to pronounce in any language). Asian languages tend to flip the 'l' and 'r' sounds - if you cannot pronounce it, why buy it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2015 12:33 AM (NaeCR)

303 262 Hey, bebe's.
Did you come to a conclusion about your hot floor?
I read it all... AOP basically nailed it down. I could add a few comments, though.
Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 12:22 AM (

Got a call in to an electrician to come out & make sure I don't have a fire hazard. Will explore options from there. Speculation is he is mold phobic & running both to try to keep bathroom uber dry to prevent mold.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:33 AM (Vm8WO)

304 ...and got sexier with grey hair, even (IMHO).

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 12:33 AM (7d8Ef)

305 Does she even look old yet?

Posted by: TJ Camper
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Yeah... the age is telling, but that's OK. She's fixed in my head (which is as close as I'm going to get) at about age 30.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:34 AM (9mTYi)

306 71 GSX,>>

The 1970 bumblebee paint scheme was cool and a 455 with stage 1 heads was killer.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:34 AM (HhwmG)

307
RK, was that China's last emperor as in Pu Yi, of "The Last Emperor"?

Met a guy whose parents were exiled White Russians living in Harbin in the 30s when he was a little kid. He recalled in great detail all the Russian/expat families being notified (door to door) by Japanese military that they were expected to attend the procession of Pu Yi in his car (one of those Buicks?), in their Sunday best.

He said the scene from the movie was pretty much exactly as he recalled it actually happening.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

308 if you cannot pronounce it, why buy it./i]

For some reason a lot of people can't pronounce Isuzu, despite being a very simple word, but they sell. The Joe Isuzu ads were great though, wish they hadn't killed that campaign.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2015 12:36 AM (39g3+)

309 If all these silly demands are true, kick them out. Why put up with it? It's only going to get worse. Expect crime, rape especially, to increase and tourism to decrease.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:36 AM (iQIUe)

310 Upcoming tranny propaganda from Hollywood, coming soon to a theatre near you:

- The Fast and the Fabulous
- Yentl 2: Jewish Jender Jumble Jubilee
- The Man Who Would Be Queen

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:36 AM (ntObR)

311 There is an apocryphal story about the naming of the Mitsubishi Starion. West coast marketing firm recommended 'Stallion', phoned it in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:36 AM (9mTYi)

312 >>>266 C'est La Vie
Emmylou Harris
https://youtu.be/cLP7ANPyYC0
Posted by: n00b at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (yhYQD)
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*tappin' my toes*

Posted by: Emmie at September 09, 2015 12:38 AM (qSQG+)

313 289 They are coming out with all these trannie movies. So, gird your loins....
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:28 AM (iQIUe)


Remember "The Crying Game"?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2015 12:39 AM (Z7G74)

314 I got better.



Posted by: buzzion at September 08, 2015 11:51 PM (zt+N6)
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Dang, I'm so glad to hear that. I will lift a cold, frosty adult beverage in your general direction to celebrate your return from the dead! Unless you're a zombie, then not so much.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 09, 2015 12:40 AM (9iR5/)

315 Townes Van Zandt did a great job with his own tune, but Emmylou's 'Pancho and Lefty' is the one.
*farts in Willie's general direction*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:40 AM (9mTYi)

316 Do ya'll believe that poll with Trumpus Maximus getting 25% of the black vote? Remember those two youtube babes defending Trump against Megyn, and saying he's gonna create jobs from them by running out all the illegals....

If that's true, then I'm really gonna laugh my ass off. All these GOPussies telling us how we have to be tolerant and inclusive and all that shit to win, and now Trumpster comes along and gets a significant fraction of the black vote by doing just the opposite of what the pussies say.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 12:40 AM (dvuhZ)

317 BTW, exactly how much is it worth to you that I NOT let SMFH know about that comment?
Posted by: Mike Hammer
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I'll let you take my Riviera for a spin?

Truthfully, ain't worth much - she knows that I'm a man & that I'm gonna look. And maybe talk smack.
Also knows that's where it ends. She's the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 12:40 AM (AXDnw)

318 279 One year, we flew down to Atlanta to attend a cichlid convention, then motored up to Knoxville to visit my aunt. The car we got was an Aztek. Once past Chattanooga, we kept having to explain that it was a rental from Atlanta and we were going to take it back.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 12:23 AM (EzgxV)


Cichlids? Wouldn't triffids be more copacetic with an Elder God of your standing?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:26 AM (6J9GE)




I have a large number of odd, quirky interests....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

319 This year's Christmas blockbuster: "The Ultramatic That Ate Detroit".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:31 AM (6J9GE)

==========
I laughed...but it took me a while

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:41 AM (iQIUe)

320 Got a call in to an electrician to come out make sure I don't have
a fire hazard. Will explore options from there. Speculation is he is
mold phobic running both to try to keep bathroom uber dry to
prevent mold.>>>

Give him a blacklight bulb like the link below and tell him about the wonders of UV and mold killing.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/qzhk82m

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:41 AM (HhwmG)

321 So Disney is treating Star Wars fans the way the GOPe treats its electorate:

"Technically, no one's forcing you to, but we WILL serve you a shit sandwich, and you WILL eat it and like it!"

It's why I stopped watching movies a few decades ago.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 09, 2015 12:41 AM (CrC03)

322 Truthfully, ain't worth much
-----

*crap! there goes the early retirement*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:42 AM (9mTYi)

323 There is an apocryphal story about the naming of the Mitsubishi Starion. West coast marketing firm recommended 'Stallion', phoned it in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:36 AM (9mTYi)


Well, the earliest promotional stuff for the Starion had a picture of a Stallion in it. Hrm. Perhaps not so apocryphal, yes?

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at September 09, 2015 12:42 AM (k9qR4)

324 I remember seeing a photo of a 1937 Studebaker President, owned by the German consulate in China, being used to rescue wounded Chinese soldiers from the front against Japan, just prior to WWII.


Looked on line for it, but cannot find it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:42 AM (nRReD)

325 No Balls For Sister Sarah

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2015 12:43 AM (75uvI)

326 Now I'm singing it's all right, cuz it's midnight, and I've got two more bottles of wine in my head.

Of course, these days I'm lucky to finish a beer what with the small nursling child and whatnot.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:43 AM (miZcy)

327 My previous scandi love interest and I used to joke about "racist" stuff and discussed race freely without any angst or discomfort.

Sure there are cultural differences, but being romantically involved with someone should not be a project, regardless of race. Or else, you're doing it wrong. The other person is just another human being. But I guess even saying that nowadays is racist.

And apparently white supremacy just attaches itself to white people, no matter what. Jeez. Anyway, clearly, this chick feels deep down inside that she is superior to non whites and feels guilty or feigns feeling guilty about it.

We nonwhite people are humans too, you daft dummy.

And if a guy talks about the Western patriarchy in any other way than mockingly, I'm not interested.

I'm not gonna lie, I like white dudes, but I would run far, far away from the male equivalent of this dumb chick.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 12:43 AM (OkKDg)

328 316 Remember "The Crying Game"?
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2015 12:39 AM (Z7G74)

Overhyped crap, like Napoleon Dynamite & Blair Witch.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:43 AM (Vm8WO)

329 The Outlaw Josie and the Pussycats

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:44 AM (ntObR)

330 Puerto Rico is not an incorporated territory of the
U.S.. Much like with the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana
islands, and the minor outlaying islands, citizenship at birth is due to
statute.



American Samoa, for example does not have this and they are American Nationals, but not citizens.

Posted by: The Constitutional hat at September 09, 2015 12:32 AM (AM+tj)

Oh, my bad, I did not see the phrase 'incorporated territory'. But now that you mention it, there it is.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2015 12:44 AM (NaeCR)

331 Re: Star Wars: I'm surprised there wasn't more screeching over the Moff Mors character by the usual suspects. Her defining trait isn't that she's gay, but that she's stunningly inept. She allows an opportunist and Rebel sympathizer to basically build a network of spies under her nose, then almost gets killed by him several times. Plus, the book makes a point several times of describing her as drab, homely, unkempt, almost making a point to mention it before returning to the plot. They really don't like her.

Posted by: Karusky at September 09, 2015 12:44 AM (TILkY)

332 Yeah... the age is telling, but that's OK. She's fixed in my head (which is as close as I'm going to get) at about age 30.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:34 AM
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Heh. I think she's fixed in my head at least a decade later. A fetching lass, that one.


and...after resetting modem:
Gaaah!!!
Internet goes t/u after minutes off of VPN. Herein lies the reason I
don't bother trying to get into actual conversations here. Dammit. What a
pisser.

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (7d8Ef)

333 Dude, Where's My Gonads

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (75uvI)

334 I have finally figured out my problems. I am a refugee. No one told me about stupid stairs. We are going to end up in a basement of a relative somewhere, like on King of Queens, but relative will have boxes of kitty litter. I won't last long and will, for sho', be drinking all day. This is my current retirement plan...should I not break neck on haunted stairs.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (9XthY)

335 If all these silly demands are true, kick them out. Why put up with it? It's only going to get worse. Expect crime, rape especially, to increase and tourism to decrease.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang


Mostly because no conservative party has dared to describe a moral basis for metered immigration.

Our Betters in every country have failed miserably to annuciate the morality and the basic humanity in borders.

Have you ever heard a reason to oppose open borders outside of the much-decryed 'nationalist' spiel?

Reagan admitted he got rolled on the '86 amnesty, but the GOP did absolutely nothing to rectify that error.

Nothing to the point of passing the '96 error. Or the multiple flops thereafter.

C'est la vie.
youtu.be/CGtf9QfITQw

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (JmGFJ)

336 Got a call in to an electrician to come out & make sure I don't have a fire hazard. Will explore options from there. Speculation is he is mold phobic & running both to try to keep bathroom uber dry to prevent mold.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
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I'll just say this (and hope it doesn't drag out again):
If that little piece of wire was hot enough to heat your tile floor upstairs, it's already on fire.
The timer switch your electrician should want to install simply replaces the on/off switch the tenant uses now to turn on the heat lamp.
It'll only stay on for 15 max at a time. (Think of the dial switch in hotel bathrooms).

Good luck, and let us know what comes of it.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (AXDnw)

337 Hillary has new page about emails on her website, as of 11pm ET. Link in nik

Posted by: Baldy at September 09, 2015 12:18 AM (sEXjW)


[from link]

and to work with the Benghazi Committee, asking that her hearing be public so that the American people can hear their questions and her answers.

LOL. The balls on that Cankled Cow ... she refused to attend the first Benghazi hearings claiming that she was jetting around somewhere as SoS, not doing much of anything that anyone could figure out, and just couldn't be available to testify to the committee.

Of course, she only got away with that because of the traitorous, collaborating sacks of shit in the Vichy GOP who let her skip the hearing. And they also let Petraeus off the hook, too, for the same hearings because Barky's junta had just filed charges against him for being a counter-revolutionary, which meant that he could never testify again to Congress by things he had done when he was part of the revolutionary junta ...

Funny that Shrillary is bringing this stuff up again ... not that any of these nutless, treasonous halfwit GOPers are going to do anything about any of it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (zc3Db)

338 >>>Tonight's post brought to you by and his hair was perfect:


Trump was really buff, back in those days.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (CrC03)

339 "The Joe Isuzu ads were great though, wish they hadn't killed that campaign."

We have President Joe Isuzu these days.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 09, 2015 12:46 AM (noWW6)

340 Dazed and Confused (About Which Restroom to Use)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:46 AM (ntObR)

341 Perhaps not so apocryphal, yes?
Posted by: Snoodling World Champion
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No kidding?
It was a odd name, so maybe the story is true.
Bad, bad car though.
Oddly, engine balancer licensed from (genuflects) Porsche.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:46 AM (9mTYi)

342 I once owned a Daewoo Leganza.

Because you know, your crappy Korean car should remind you of Italian food.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:46 AM (miZcy)

343 Almost Female

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:47 AM (ntObR)

344 "Technically, no one's forcing you to, but we WILL serve you a shit sandwich, and you WILL eat it and like it!"

It's why I stopped watching movies a few decades ago.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 09, 2015 12:41 AM (CrC03)


Precisely why, pray tell, do they need gheys and trannys in Star Wars? After all, it was long ago and far away, maybe those vices hadn't been invented yet. Just like you didn't see muslims on Star Trek. Because it's in the future.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 12:47 AM (nRReD)

345 The Outlaw Josie and the Pussycats>>>

That is a band you do not want to be around when they go out to paint the town red.

Oh maybe that was High Plains Drifter and the Pussycats.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:48 AM (HhwmG)

346
Dont knock Azteks. That is what Walter White drove and look what he put that car thru....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:48 AM (iQIUe)

347 "They are coming out with all these trannie movies."

_The Getrag 360: Step By Step Rebuilding_ was a nonstop thrill ride.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 09, 2015 12:48 AM (noWW6)

348 Burly In Pink

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2015 12:48 AM (75uvI)

349 Honey, I Shrunk My Genitals

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:49 AM (ntObR)

350 #330: For what it's worth, Chique, this white dude would consider it an honor to have you join him for a nice hamburger and a chocolate malt with two straws.

I know I'm not the only one around here, either.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at September 09, 2015 12:49 AM (wKc1L)

351
The (darkly) hilarious accounts of insufferable, demanding "refugees" do not denote some unique character flaws of those migrating from the MidEast (really), but they *do* confirm that most of these people are economic migrants, *not* refugees (which has a definition, both in international law and of course in US statutes).

Only ungrateful benficiaries of US aid I can recall were - get this - Russians. Many were great (friend had an amazing story about bringing aid to an elderly WWII Soviet veteran in Moscow). But the russkis started getting picky and then reverted to their usual suspicious nature.

You see they were completely unaware of anything like "best by (date)" markings on food or pharmaceuticals. Thanks to generous donation programs with Big Pharma, a lot of the pharma used in aid programs was "late dated" - but always in the meaningless sense of the concept (as most pharma and non-fresh food actually is). Once someone on the Russian side learned what "expiration dates" were *supposed* to signify, they got indignant - "you're giving us yourtrash!!!". Nothing of the sort, of course. But, Russians (recent ex-Soviet Russians, that is).

We ended up specifying no expiration dates on the food commodities when procuring them. This was all non-perishable stuff and was going to be used very quickly, but ...... And I had an interesting inside look at the whole process of expiration dates and what they mean/don't mean, working with USDA on the issue.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 12:50 AM (QDnY+)

352 Seven Brides From Seven Brothers

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2015 12:50 AM (75uvI)

353 Anyway, clearly, this chick feels deep down inside that she is superior to non whites and feels guilty or feigns feeling guilty about it.

We nonwhite people are humans too, you daft dummy.

Posted by: chique d'afrique


As much as I have come to not be a fan of GW, that line "the soft bigotry of low expectations" continues to prove operative.

They assume a bigger roll in everything, and insist that they know better. All hail the Peace Corns*.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 12:50 AM (JmGFJ)

354 **reading script**


The Transporter?!

Oh, fuck no!

Posted by: Jason Statham at September 09, 2015 12:50 AM (ChYy4)

355 What would happen if the border guards told the "refugees", nope! Germany is thatta way falafal (pointing to where they came from and thus sending back to homeland). Heck if they are faking being Christian yet turning away Red Cross packets, they need to return to their home turf (reading about them smearing feces like apes on the French trains made me gag). Me no like. And most are yoots hiding facial recognition. Should serve them well.

Scary world. Glad I am not in Austria right about now.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:51 AM (9XthY)

356 Starship Trumpets

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:51 AM (ntObR)

357 323. Give him a blacklight bulb like the link below and tell him about the wonders of UV and mold killing.
Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2015 12:41 AM

Yeeaaaahhhh, not. I want to keep the nice rent money that's paying mortgage, not scare him out. If he's cranking up the electrical bill, it's getting billed to him

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:51 AM (0kNIP)

358 Wait, I guess that should have been Starship Strumpets. Ah well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:52 AM (ntObR)

359 I hope Miss Fabello's boyfriend uses her stupid guilt to make her do stuff for him.

God, I would never date such a loser in male form. It is so offputting for people to hate who the good Lord made them. It only makes them look pathetic and is in no way admirable.

You can tell this really irritates me.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 12:52 AM (OkKDg)

360 I wish it were two weeks ago and I could watch Narcos again for the first time. Really like the actors. There was one actor who played Col. Carrillo. These characters are sort of based on real life people. He was forced to commit crimes. You have these cold blooded killers. Do yo arrest them? Or execute them? They are just going to escape or be let of by a corrupt system and these are guys who murdered over 60 people. They just go out and commit more crimes. And they had no problems murdering kids, too. Also politicians in Colombia and they targeted a few in the US but didnt pull it off. One guy in real lie who was released last year committed over 200 murders.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:52 AM (iQIUe)

361 Cicero good stuff. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:55 AM (ntObR)

362 I did think the story of the sufferin refugees riding bikes through Russia to Norway is sort of Wylie Coyote, depending on if Putin is tracking them for sport.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:55 AM (9XthY)

363 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at September 09, 2015 12:49 AM (wKc1L)

I like food and will accept any local offers of dinner. Conversation or eye contact not guaranteed.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 12:56 AM (OkKDg)

364 339I'll just say this (and hope it doesn't drag out again):
If that little piece of wire was hot enough to heat your tile floor upstairs, it's already on fire
Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (AXDnw)

Don't know it was a wire. Could be the fan circulating hot air around in the space between floors

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:56 AM (0kNIP)

365
My dad had a penchant for 'interesting' stuff. He bought a DKW in the mid 50's. Weird. Four on the column, 3 cylinder two stroke, FWD. Had to add outboard motor oil when gas was pumped. Actually, it was much like some Saabs.

It had a 'free wheel' clutch that could be remotely engaged/disengaged. When it was disengaged, there was no engine braking.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:56 AM (9mTYi)

366
Nobody won the Lottery so it goes up to $106 million or $49 million after taxes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:56 AM (iQIUe)

367 Chique...are peoples being mean to you tonight, too? Where are they? I am bustin for a brawl (actually going to bed, but point em out to me for future bruising). xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:57 AM (9XthY)

368 ah, Ray)(Kon is still butthurt.

Get 'chur meds!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 12:57 AM (JmGFJ)

369 Ex-Men

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:57 AM (ntObR)

370 Why would Putin prevent them from leaving Russia for Norway. He prolly gave them the bikes and some maps

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 12:58 AM (zOTsN)

371 "Speculation is he is mold phobic running both to try to keep bathroom uber dry to prevent mold."

Bathtub grow op.

Not kidding. Seen it. Three or four hydroponic weed plants plunked in a bathtub under a big metal halide light fixture.

Typically rigged up with impromptu stoner wiring skills, to wit, a massive fire just waiting to happen. Dude, what's "ampacity" again? Well, the light came on when it was supposed to. So we must be golden!

Posted by: torquewrench at September 09, 2015 12:58 AM (noWW6)

372 "Ex-Men"

Hahaha. Winner!

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:59 AM (miZcy)

373 Lauren, thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:59 AM (ntObR)

374 #369: Oh, but I don't think I'd be able to put out without that conversation and eye contact stuff.

Oh. Ohhhh. I get it. That'd be a bonus, wouldn't it? *sob*


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at September 09, 2015 01:00 AM (wKc1L)

375 As much as I have come to not be a fan of GW, that line "the soft bigotry of low expectations" continues to prove operative.

They assume a bigger roll in everything, and insist that they know better. All hail the Peace Corns*.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 12:50 AM
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Wasn't that originally Condi Rice?

could be misrememberin'

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:00 AM (7d8Ef)

376 Bebe, it's him leaving the heat lamps on.
On purpose? Accidental? Who knpws, but that's what it is.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 01:00 AM (AXDnw)

377 LOL, Dame Blinky, no. I'm the only one awake in my household right now, so no one's getting on my nerves. Reading what that stupid racist bint wrote set me off.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:00 AM (OkKDg)

378
ThunderB - only in case you feel like it and have all the info, what's your take/explanation on the "misbehavior before the enemy" charge being talked about WRT Bergdahl?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 01:00 AM (QDnY+)

379 .
*shoots modem Comcast the stink eye*

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:01 AM (7d8Ef)

380 Ex-men takes it

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 09, 2015 01:02 AM (75uvI)

381
BLM hasnt had a good crisis in a week. They need that shit to survive. Too many of them thought they would receive money forever to just run in traffic and attack white people and cops. Everybody is sick of it including most blacks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (iQIUe)

382 It had a 'free wheel' clutch that could be remotely engaged/disengaged. When it was disengaged, there was no engine braking.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 12:56 AM (9mTYi)


There was a kid in my high school drove one of those, or maybe it was a Dyna Panhard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (CIyVc)

383 Cicero, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (ntObR)

384 Precisely why, pray tell, do they need gheys and trannys in Star Wars? After all, it was long ago and far away, maybe those vices hadn't been invented yet. Just like you didn't
see muslims on Star Trek. Because it's in the future.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

------

They no longer consider it their aim to entertain, but indoctrinate. Same with Starbucks and "conversation about race".

For some reason they can't leave well enough alone. They feel some overwhelming quasi-religious duty to contaminate everything with their pet causes.

And since their hopes are pinned to a temporal things, they seethe with rage whenever they are thwarted (there was an article on that, I forget where, linked from here a few month's ago, I believe by Hirsanyi).

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (CrC03)

385 modem Comcast = modem and Comcast

*sigh*

forgot to pay my dues this month

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (7d8Ef)

386 373 Chique...are peoples being mean to you tonight, too? Where are they? I am bustin for a brawl (actually going to bed, but point em out to me for future bruising). xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 09, 2015 12:57 AM (9XthY)




Y'know, Chique, it's always a better thread when you drop by.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

387
The funnest was when BLM tried to mess with the black church ladies on Easter. They got shut down immediately. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 01:04 AM (iQIUe)

388 Don't know it was a wire. Could be the fan circulating hot air around in the space between floors

Fan should be pushing into a vent pipe that opens to the outside. Anything else is most likely a code violation and certainly a mold risk.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 09, 2015 01:04 AM (YJmuy)

389 365 I wish it were two weeks ago and I could watch Narcos again for the first time.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 12:52 AM (iQIUe)

I've read a complaint about the movie Casion, which I love, comes off too much like a documentary. I never understood what that meant until I watched Narcos. Long before it ended, I got the feeling that even with the documentary-like narrative exposition, the series lacked drama and felt padded.

If you have a series that makes taking down the most enormously successful and insanely brutal drug kingpin in history trite and boring - you have failed. This first season should either have been half as long in the narration style, or twice as long in a dramatic style, but as is it is the worst of both worlds.

I loved Blow and Cocaine Cowboys, and I wanted to like this - just didn't - at all. I am glad you did though. Honestly, it is a fascinating subject.

Didja like FBI informant paperwork on Ronald Reagan that didn't tie into anything in the series? Boy howdy, that was a treat!

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at September 09, 2015 01:04 AM (sJuWI)

390 A family friend in New Jersey had a neighbor that rented their house out. Several months later the police swoop into the quiet neighborhood and start arresting the renters and taking out huge bags of evidence.

They turned it into a grow house. Ruined it. Tore up dry wall, whack ado wiring, on and on.

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:05 AM (zOTsN)

391 There is normal hot, and abnormal hot for light fixtures. It's just a matter of getting someone in there who knows how to tell the difference.

There are specs on various fixtures, such as recessed lighting (and similiar types of things). They need so much air space, and there are wattage limits. You can take a perfectly fine fixture and install it wrong, say with insulation packed up too close and have it get too hot. Installers need to know what they're doing and inspectors are supposed to enforce the rules, etc, etc, etc. But you know how that shit goes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 01:06 AM (dvuhZ)

392 375 Ex-Men

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 12:57 AM (ntObR)



Conan did that joke at Comic-Con.

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 01:08 AM (zt+N6)

393 Awww, thanks, o tentacled one.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:08 AM (OkKDg)

394 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2015 12:45 AM (zc3Db) - I noticed that "public" comment too... She has been doing so poorly answering questions from liberal reporters lately, how the heck will she do with so-called GOP at hearing? Sleep tight.

Posted by: Baldy at September 09, 2015 01:09 AM (sEXjW)

395 397
Y'know, Chique, it's always a better thread when you drop by.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

SUUUUUUCK! (oh and lick!)

Posted by: n00b at September 09, 2015 01:06 AM (yhYQD)



As opposed to some folks who share a name with a retirement plan....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:09 AM (EzgxV)

396 Overhyped crap, like Napoleon Dynamite & Blair Witch.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:43 AM (Vm8WO)


The English Patient.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2015 01:09 AM (Z7G74)

397 buzzion, all the greats steal from each other. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:09 AM (ntObR)

398 404 buzzion, all the greats steal from each other. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:09 AM (ntObR)



And apparently so do the mediocres

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 01:10 AM (zt+N6)

399 Speaking of funny stuff, been meaning to share this.

Clip from the "Laughs" TV show of comic Erik Myers at Pechanga Comedy Club in Temecula, CA. This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long long time.

100% clean bit on... applying for work at Taco Bell. (You can tell by his voice/other mannerisms that he's been significantly influenced by Sam Kinison.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58GwCD_STmA

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:12 AM (ntObR)

400 modem Comcast = modem and Comcast

*sigh*

forgot to pay my dues this month

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:03 AM (7d8Ef)


I am having grief with my Windoze 7 "network" adapter. Periodically, it loses connectivity to the Internet. For no apparent reason. Run ipconfig/renew, ipconfig/flushdns, then "troubleshoot network adapter" and get told that "network adapter has no IP address". Then it seems to get one, and works for a while. If I reboot to WinXP in my old hard drive, everything runs tickety-boo.


Win7 was good until a month or two ago. I suspect one of the Windows "updates" has screwed things up. I deleted all the July updates; looks like i will have to delete the June ones next.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 01:12 AM (CIyVc)

401 404 buzzion, all the greats steal from each other. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Robin Thicke is "a great?"

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 01:13 AM (AXDnw)

402 while my i/net holds I'll say g'night w/Emylou and Alison Krauss thrown in just because.

It's a damn shame the recording (audio anyway) of this show (Down From The Mountain) is so absolutely crappy. Back to lurking. Always a pleasure, Horde. 'Night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1wZVVMKojw

Down To The River To Pray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbgfQ48hWuY


Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:13 AM (7d8Ef)

403 Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at September 09, 2015 01:04 AM (sJuWI)
------------------

Thank God the majority of people have better taste than you....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 01:13 AM (iQIUe)

404 Rhomboid I haven't seen the charge sheet but I think the addition of Misbehavior is a great thing. Tough penalty and not as difficult to prove. The article 32 hearing (like a grand jury hearing) was July 8th. I don't think the Misbehavior charge was on the original charge sheet. I think the court martial convening authority requested the additional charge after reviewing the evidence. I think that is just. Cause fuck that guy

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:13 AM (zOTsN)

405 #330: For what it's worth, Chique, this white dude would consider it an honor to have you join him for a nice hamburger and a chocolate malt with two straws.

I know I'm not the only one around here, either.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at September 09, 2015 12:49 AM (wKc1L)


Bet most of the unattached morons here would... assuming you don't mind the lack of pants...

Posted by: [Insert Neopolitan Joke Here] at September 09, 2015 01:13 AM (AM+tj)

406 Buzzion, I haven't quit the day job. Yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:14 AM (ntObR)

407 398 There is normal hot, and abnormal hot for light fixtures. It's just a matter of getting someone in there who knows how to tell the difference.

There are specs on various fixtures, such as recessed lighting (and similiar types of things). They need so much air space, and there are wattage limits. You can take a perfectly fine fixture and install it wrong, say with insulation packed up too close and have it get too hot. Installers need to know what they're doing and inspectors are supposed to enforce the rules, etc, etc, etc. But you know how that shit goes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 01:06 AM (dvuhZ)



When we first bought this house, I changed out a bunch of light fixtures -- and many of them said in the installation instructions, "existing wiring must be capable of XXX, YYY" -- which lead me into this big research thing. Turns out, in the Bad Old Days, lighting wiring was supposed to be ROBUST, so they didn't specify bupkis on the fixture -- but in Modern Times, it is assumed that your fly-by-night condo-builder wired your lights with 18-gauge aluminum speaker wire and the insurance companies made all the light fixture makers load up on warnings.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

408 Well, the conventional wisdom seems to be that Slow Joe is going to be the candidate. But the VP? Who knows?

Sanders? I'm doubtful, but they need his followers, so Lizzy seems a fit, plus woman.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 01:14 AM (9mTYi)

409 Chi, Buzzion said it was Conan's.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:14 AM (ntObR)

410 Whoever decided to put Texas in the AL West was stupid.

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 01:16 AM (S93sz)

411
Thank God the majority of people have better taste than you....
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 09, 2015 01:13 AM (iQIUe)

Well, that's one approach.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at September 09, 2015 01:16 AM (sJuWI)

412 What's spooky is that 30 years from now, James Fallon and Conan O'Brien will be that generation's equivalent of Bob Hope and George Burns.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:16 AM (ntObR)

413 Just discovered Person of Interest on Netflix. I'm really enjoying the show. Fast paced with good plots. And Jim Caviezel is so handsome, with lovely eyes.

And it looks like he's been married to the same regular woman (teacher, I think) and only her for almost 20 years. Long Hollywood marriages warm my heart, especially when I like the actor(s) involved.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:16 AM (SQkRc)

414 Meant to say, Jimmy Fallon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:17 AM (ntObR)

415 Nope I was wrong. The Misbeavior charge was part of the original charge sheet

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:17 AM (zOTsN)

416
Just refreshing the page, was struck by Stephens' labeling Hungary's policy "petty nationalism". Wow. A country with the population of LA County wants to have some control over its sovereign territory in the face of utter chaos and that is "petty nationalism".

Lotta insight and gravitas that ol' Bret brings to the big issues of the day, you betcha.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 01:17 AM (QDnY+)

417 What's spooky is that 30 years from now, James Fallon and Conan O'Brien will be that generation's equivalent of Bob Hope and George Burns.

Posted by: qdpsteve


Doesn't that presume that "TEEVEE" will hold the same weight it once did?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:18 AM (JmGFJ)

418 409 Chi, Buzzion said it was Conan's.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:14 AM (ntObR)



Here's the bit where Conan uses it.


https://youtu.be/RRi2BvGYvAc

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 01:19 AM (zt+N6)

419 weft-cut, TV is still out there as a medium. It's just that today you don't need an antenna, cable box, or actual set to watch and enjoy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 01:19 AM (ntObR)

420 I suspect one of the Windows "updates" has screwed
things up. I deleted all the July updates; looks like i will have to
delete the June ones next.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 01:12 AM
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let's see if it holds a bit more...

My prob is def. Comcast. I switched for better speed. While I did get 3 times the speed for the same price The connectivity was an issue from the start. I used to use the vpn only for banking and when on wi-fi at home and especially out-and-about.

It looked like a problem with the Comcast DNS servers but even after pointing my router to OpenDns and Google DNS servers it still happens.

I realized it never happens when connecting via vpn. That's the good part. The bad part is if I complain to my lames-ass ISP now there will be NO telling them it's their fault. They're idiots enough as it is. Not raising hell right off the bat was a strategic error on my part.

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:20 AM (7d8Ef)

421 Man I am fucking up. The Article 32 was delayed from July 8th to September 17.

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:21 AM (zOTsN)

422 413 Just discovered Person of Interest on Netflix. I'm really enjoying the show. Fast paced with good plots. And Jim Caviezel is so handsome, with lovely eyes.

And it looks like he's been married to the same regular woman (teacher, I think) and only her for almost 20 years. Long Hollywood marriages warm my heart, especially when I like the actor(s) involved.
Posted by: chique d'afrique
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I've never seen the show, but have seen that it comes on in syndication sometimes. I'll have to check it out - I really like Jim Caveziel.
Never saw him play a role badly. Frequency was great, and he was awesome in Pay It Forward.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 01:22 AM (AXDnw)

423 Coffee & Markets podcast:

Rick Perry on Policing, the Economy, and Celebrity Leaders

http://coffeeandmarkets.com/2015/09/03/rick-perry-on-policing-the-economy-and-celebrity-leaders/

Posted by: The Hat-cast at September 09, 2015 01:23 AM (AM+tj)

424 weft-cut, TV is still out there as a medium. It's just that today you
don't need an antenna, cable box, or actual set to watch and enjoy.

Posted by: qdpsteve


"is still out there" is quite the sign of strength.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:23 AM (JmGFJ)

425 I really liked The Count of Monte Cristo with Caviezel.

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 01:24 AM (zt+N6)

426 After years away I was starting to poke my head back in here when that happened. Alas, I'm just good for the occasional hit-n-run anymore. Of course, the blog's probably the better for it with standards to keep and all.

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:24 AM (7d8Ef)

427
OK ThunderB, shame on me but since you're here and responsive, another jag question.

Of course I know that the political/geopolitical/media aspects of the Abu Ghraib case were hallucinogenically absurd from the outset. Never found an Iraqi who could understand what the big deal was supposed to be. And all in all, Iraqis remained baffled (and even suspicious, pretty hilarious but understandable) by the hullabaloo and court martial.

But from a jag perspective, was there any misconduct from the authority's side? Seemed like the sentences were extreme. But I welcome being corrected on that.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

428 After years away I was starting to poke my head back in here when that happened. Alas, I'm just good for the occasional hit-n-run anymore. Of course, the blog's probably the better for it with standards to keep and all.

Posted by: TJ Camper


At this hour, no ones' going to stop a rant.

Lay it on us, amigo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:26 AM (JmGFJ)

429 It's been a requirement for some time (how long, I'm not sure) that recessed fixtures have thermal cut-out protection, too. This is a safety device that trips if the temperature gets too high, and will offer protection if wattage limits are exceeded or too much insulation gets packed around it.

If it's fairly new, it should have it, but if it's really old, it probably won't.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 01:27 AM (dvuhZ)

430 One of the benefits of travel is seeing things in a different way. On this trip, one of the different things we saw was the "28-day wine kit", by "Western Family", sold in a supermarket right next to the tea.



There were various flavors (or flavours, for those keeping up), including "California Style Red", which I bought. It's 6.3 liters of kit but makes 23 liters of wine. I anticipate that I'll put this batch of plonk up sometime next week -- it won't surprise me if it's closer to pruno than Husch Pinot Noir 2009 when it's done, but it should be interesting.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:33 AM (EzgxV)

431 "petty nationalism"

The one thing I haven't heard anyone notice about the donald is his appeal to people who wish to be allowed to be proud of and defensive of our own country again. Simple concept. He is called a master marketer. I'm not endorsing him here, just enjoying the show, but imagine living in a trailer with a pickup, beer and hounddog and you might be screaming, "Hell yeah!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 01:34 AM (GzDYP)

432 Buzzion (omg, I've never talked to a famous dead person before!), there was this cool scene in the last episode I watched.

A high school kid was hiding his teacher and Caviezel's character in his apartment, and the boy said he had been doing his reading. They showed the book, and it was the Count of Monte Cristo! They showed Caviezel's face after that and I imagined he was trying not to laugh or roll his eyes. Was a fun moment.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:34 AM (SQkRc)

433 It's been a requirement for some time (how long, I'm not sure) that recessed fixtures have thermal cut-out protection, too.
-----------------------

Well, that's interesting.
A thermal fuse, I suppose.

As an aside, the voltage drop across our mercury wall switches are high enough to cause some warming of the face plates.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 01:34 AM (9mTYi)

434 187 "My Partner Came Out As a Man - And I Struggled With Losing My Lesbian Identity"

Yeah I saw that a few days ago. She actually said she liked being a lesbian because it made her a very special victim.
Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 12:07 AM (XNiw9)

And she wrote about this, in public, with her name attached to it.


Of course, the "man" in this equation has a vagina, but that apparently isn't special enough.


End. Of. Civilization.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 09, 2015 01:35 AM (+YMhA)

435 I don't give a good motherfucking fuck about motion picture bullshit.

I will shake it to the end.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:35 AM (zyIlW)

436 At this hour, no ones' going to stop a rant.
Lay it on us, amigo.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:26 AM
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Oh, no rant. just miss hangin' w/the Horde. I never did it sober and wanted to see what is was like .

Okay Comcast gets a rant but 2 years sober and I just can't work up the rants like I used to. Funny, that.

Just consider my previous "goodnight" for when I don't post again after the connection goes t/u.

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:36 AM (7d8Ef)

437 I'm not endorsing him here, just enjoying the show, but imagine living in a trailer with a pickup, beer and hounddog and you might be screaming, "Hell yeah!"
Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 01:34 AM (GzDYP)

I kinda thought we all lived like that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 09, 2015 01:36 AM (+YMhA)

438 tcn,

Ensure you have some AKs, you all good.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:36 AM (zyIlW)

439 I'm not endorsing him here, just enjoying the show, but imagine living in a trailer with a pickup, beer and hounddog and you might be screaming, "Hell yeah!"
--------------

Trump should adopt IG's sign-off, "Hold up your heads, we're Americans ".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 01:36 AM (9mTYi)

440 His and Hers AKs!

Always a nice thing.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:37 AM (zyIlW)

441 Of course, the blog's probably the better for it with standards to keep and all.

Standards? They let me post here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 09, 2015 01:37 AM (YJmuy)

442 SMFH - Did you see my question re tanker's small arms?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 01:37 AM (9mTYi)

443 Is gaslighting like when you take a cigarette lighter and light up your farts?

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 09, 2015 01:38 AM (CrC03)

444 7.62 is always good.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:38 AM (zyIlW)

445 G'evening, Horde.

Good to hear your house hasn't burned down, bebe.

Yet.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at September 09, 2015 01:38 AM (1D4Ef)

446 Mike Hammer,

M16A2.

Or M4s.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:39 AM (zyIlW)

447 Okay Comcast gets a rant but 2 years sober and I just can't work up the rants like I used to. Funny, that.

Posted by: TJ Camper


Understood, stay strong.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:39 AM (JmGFJ)

448 I'm out for the evening. I'll leave you folks with a nice little ditty about... confidence in one's own sexual identity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvmeEyVd5w8

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at September 09, 2015 01:40 AM (wKc1L)

449 MH,

Most tankers have M4s

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:40 AM (zyIlW)

450 440 His and Hers AKs!

Always a nice thing.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:37 AM (zyIlW)

My husband says I'm more of a bushmaster.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 09, 2015 01:40 AM (+YMhA)

451 And the Rangers are now a game back from Houston.

G'night everyone!

Posted by: Lauren at September 09, 2015 01:40 AM (1JOqg)

452 Everyone else is proud of their country including those of us from third world basket cases. Everyone except Westerners (the "elites" anyway). Very sad and pitiful. And it doesn't evoke respect in anyone.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:41 AM (SQkRc)

453 tcn,

I prefer a M249 SAW and a M240B

But I do love the small arms.

But good Goddamn, I like da shit that goes BOOM in a big way.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:42 AM (zyIlW)

454 Ordinance Corps Baby!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:43 AM (zyIlW)

455 SMFH - Okay, only asked because the M3 seemed to have some long legs. From Wiki:
"The M3 and M3A1 were largely withdrawn from U.S. frontline service in 1957, but continued to be used until the mid-1990s by armored vehicle crews and truck drivers. During the mid 1970s tank drivers of the 1st Battalion 67th Armored attached to the 2nd Armored Division were issued the M3A1, because of its size and portability.[citation needed] During the 1991 Gulf War, drivers of the 19th Engineer Battalion attached to the 1st Armored Division were equipped with the M3A1 as part of their vehicle

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 01:43 AM (9mTYi)

456 This country done fucked up showing me how to blow shit up.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:44 AM (zyIlW)

457 stay strong.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:39 AM
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I will take a rain check on the rant invite though. You never know. I've loved seein' people come here through the years and gettin' all sorts 'o moron support. Usually works out well, sometimes not, but it's one kick-ass joint we got here.

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 09, 2015 01:44 AM (7d8Ef)

458 432 Buzzion (omg, I've never talked to a famous dead person before!), there was this cool scene in the last episode I watched.

A high school kid was hiding his teacher and Caviezel's character in his apartment, and the boy said he had been doing his reading. They showed the book, and it was the Count of Monte Cristo! They showed Caviezel's face after that and I imagined he was trying not to laugh or roll his eyes. Was a fun moment.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:34 AM (SQkRc)



I haven't watched PoI but has anyone on the show accused Caviezel's character of having a messiah complex?


I always do like those sorts of things. Castle is full of Firefly references. And there was that show Las Vegas where James Caan is an ex-CIA guy that runs a Casino. One of the episodes he goes to Europe and uses the fake name of "Traherne." The last name of his character "Mississippi" from El Dorado.

Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 01:44 AM (zt+N6)

459 Very sad and pitiful. And it doesn't evoke respect in anyone.

Posted by: chique d'afrique


Not about respect. It's the pitiful result of humanity exulted; a few that claim GPS..

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 01:45 AM (JmGFJ)

460 Mike Hammer,

You talking about Brads, right?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:45 AM (zyIlW)

461 I kinda thought we all lived like that.

Heh! Had an uncle who upon retirement, parked 2 double-wides in Texas (where else?) at a right angle and built a family room to connect them. He was awesome. Navy, mechanical engineer.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 01:45 AM (GzDYP)

462 Yeeaaaahhhh, not. I want to keep the nice rent money that's paying mortgage, not scare him out. If he's cranking up the electrical bill, it's getting billed to him
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 09, 2015 12:51 AM (0kNIP)


I've seen a lot of property owners get stuck with utility bills that were supposed to be paid by the tenant.

Some landlords have started to get the water/gas/electric bills sent straight to them, and then they get the money from the tenant so that they don't get a big surprise from the utility company when the tenant moves out.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2015 01:45 AM (Z7G74)

463 *grins*

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:45 AM (zyIlW)

464 Thanks Maet for the ASMR posts. I've had this thing all my life and always wondered why no one ever talked about it.

Posted by: schizoid at September 09, 2015 01:46 AM (5EgFo)

465 Let them eat paste.

Posted by: Joe Bidenette at September 09, 2015 01:46 AM (CrC03)

466 I am looking forward to fucking shit up.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:47 AM (zyIlW)

467 466 I am looking forward to fucking shit up.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:47 AM (zyIlW)




Is that in about two weeks, or are you thinking about something else?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

468 Rhomboid they sodomized some of the prisoners with light bulbs, sticks, etc. Forced them to masturbate for show A couple were true sadists. I think they deserved what they got

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:48 AM (zOTsN)

469 I gave my life for this country.

Shows how much fucking stupid I was.

Now, it's all about ensuring that the establishment here is SCREWED.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:49 AM (zyIlW)

470
Speaking of sub-machine guns, the Reising on display at the museum where I volunteer may be an odd duck. It has the wire stock (M55) intended for paratroops and armor crews, but the serial number, bluing, and other features (number of fins on barrel etc.) indicate "commercial" model. Though, apparently, this distinction was an after-market one, not one made by the manufacturer.

Also, I read a post from some CA guy who said he's getting a "papasha" (PPSh-41) - a semi-auto CA-legal version with a barrel extension. OK. To each their own. Having a real one sounds like fun, but a mutilated version?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 01:49 AM (QDnY+)

471 ANYFUCKINGBODY that joins the military is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)

472 I haven't watched PoI but has anyone on the show accused Caviezel's character of having a messiah complex?


Heh.

Not yet. Still on Season 1.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (SQkRc)

473 >>>Posted by: buzzion at September 09, 2015 01:44 AM (zt+N6)
<<<


I'm having flashbacks to one of my other movies... Frequency.

Talking but this time, the dead guy is communicating over the internet, and not a ham radio.

Posted by: Jim Caviezel at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (ChYy4)

474 Rhomboid they sodomized some of the prisoners with light bulbs, sticks, etc. Forced them to masturbate for show A couple were true sadists. I think they deserved what they got

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:48 AM (zOTsN)


Sounds like the type of stuff that zombie documents in San Fransisco...

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (AM+tj)

475 433: Yeah, the hot wall plate thing on switches always worries me. Quick rule of thumb is no more than 0.1V drop across a switch. IOW, with a cheapo meter, you should see zero obvious drop. If a wall plate feels anything other than slightly warm, check it out. Hell, only if the switch is really at its full ampacity (say controlling some huge fixture or set of them). If it's a normal 15A capacity switch, and you've got just an amp or two running through it, it shouldn't be warm at all.

Heat can be internal, a problem with the switch itself, or loose connections. There are some jack-leg idiots who can't seem to tighten things properly no matter what. Tell them to tighten them, and the end wringing off the screws. Loose, or overtorque, no in between. Idiots are everywhere. Anyone with any sense anymore thinks they're too good for any kind of manual labor or whatever they consider beneath them, leaving only the idiots who at best should be supervised at all times to do all the "grunt work".

I've replaced most of those old mercury quiet switches in my parents' house because of the exact same problem. And tip, as of late, the "residential grade" electrical devices are becomming utter el-cheapo crap. It's a shame. I only use the good industrial grade stuff. Even the "commercial grade" can be fairly cheap nowadays.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (dvuhZ)

476 Any of the Horde that allows their own to join the military is dumb.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:51 AM (zyIlW)

477
ThunderB, fair enough. Had no sympathy for the perps, just wondered if the sentences comported with "like" cases (as if there would be any recent such cases, and assuming military justice looks to similar cases for sentencing standards, as do some civilian courts).

And many thanks for the replies!



Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

478 469 I gave my life for this country.

Shows how much fucking stupid I was.

Now, it's all about ensuring that the establishment here is SCREWED.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:49 AM (zyIlW)




Dear heart, remember.....



"And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."



I was a-bed while you were in the sandbox, and will forever hold you in honor. Some day, I may accomplish something half so worthy.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

479 One guy even got out with an honorable discharge, joined a CIA contractor and was later killed in Afghanastan. Most got BCDs and short time. The ringleaders got longer sentences. They were the ones that sodomized the prisoners with an object, or forced them to masturbate for show, or stood by and did nothing as an Egyptian interpreter forcibly sodomized a teenaged handcuffed prisoner. I got no pity for them

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 01:57 AM (zOTsN)

480 @416 Just refreshing the page, was struck by Stephens' labeling Hungary's policy "petty nationalism". Wow. A country with the population of LA County wants to have some control over its sovereign territory in the face of utter chaos and that is "petty nationalism".
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I agree that Hungary should have the right to let in who they want and keep out who they don't want. But the "nationalism" problems date back to before the recent refugee problems. iirc, the national Hungarian elections in the last few years have been in a decidedly darker direction. Given that some of Hungary's "nationalism" problems are connected to a region that changed hands with Romania a few times during the Twentieth Century, Hungarian nationalism bears a bit more careful watching than, say, Danish "nationalism".

Hopefully their entirely legitimate and legal concerns about the refugees don't spill over into non-refugee areas.

Posted by: junior at September 09, 2015 01:58 AM (3uPSc)

481 471 ANYFUCKINGBODY that joins the military is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)




An overgeneralization based on elected leadership.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

482
SMFH, I hesitate to say anything at all, but I have made similar comments here. "Fundamentally unserious country" has many bad implications, one of which is that risking/sacrificing/breaking your a** on behalf of said country, in overseas activities whose accomplishments are hidden, distorted, disdained, and discarded on a whim, can be seen as a chump's game.

That's enough. No point in sketching out the other implications.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 01:59 AM (QDnY+)

483 I've replaced most of those old mercury quiet switches in my parents' house because of the exact same problem. And tip, as of late, the "residential grade" electrical devices are becomming utter el-cheapo crap. It's a shame. I only use the good industrial grade stuff. Even the "commercial grade" can be fairly cheap nowadays.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (dvuhZ)


Mercury, being a metal, is a good conductor of electric current, but it's not a great conductor. Conductivity is a little less than 2% that of copper, so it's not surprising that mercury switches could get warm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 02:00 AM (uDjkO)

484 471 ANYFUCKINGBODY that joins the military is a fucking idiot.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)


And with that comment, you have proven yourself to be the asshat of the evening, sir.

Honor clearly means nothing to you.

Nor does civility.

So please, at least on this topic, kindly go fuck yourself and keep it on the QT.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 09, 2015 02:01 AM (+YMhA)

485 SMFH, It's not dumb or idiotic to have courage and know wtf matters. You and they only deserve the gratitude from the rest of us. As in, Thank you!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:01 AM (GzDYP)

486 476 Any of the Horde that allows their own to join the military is dumb.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:51 AM (zyIlW)



I've got a godson who might do well. Currently headed toward Cal Maritime which should be enough -- but the future may be different.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

487 Most people in the military bust their ass for their buddies, their unit. That is honorable.

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 02:02 AM (zOTsN)

488 electrical devices are becomming utter el-cheapo crap.
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But, but... U.L.

I am amazed by the crap that is used these days. I was looking at a 20's lamp socket the other day. Heavy porcelain, assembled with brass machine screws. It was discarded, because the rewiring required UL Listed stuff. Which is to say, plastic sockets, with contacts and wiring held together with cheapie rivets. Pathetic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 02:03 AM (9mTYi)

489 484 471 ANYFUCKINGBODY that joins the military is a fucking idiot.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)


And with that comment, you have proven yourself to be the asshat of the evening, sir.

Honor clearly means nothing to you.

Nor does civility.

So please, at least on this topic, kindly go fuck yourself and keep it on the QT.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 09, 2015 02:01 AM (+YMhA)




You know little of what you speak.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 02:04 AM (EzgxV)

490
ctulhu, you wrote "elected" leadership. Yep. Elected by whom? The people all around us (um, especially you and me, in CA).

And the unseriousness goes far beyond the obvious half of the country that is of no use to the country or themselves. It's on display ritcha here on this blog on a regular basis, posts and comments.

Anyway, I will not echo SFMH's bracingly direct formulation. But, she's not wrong.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 02:05 AM (QDnY+)

491 @485 SMFH, It's not dumb or idiotic to have courage and know wtf matters. You and they only deserve the gratitude from the rest of us. As in, Thank you!
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iirc, SMFH is a vet. So I'm guessing that there's a bit more to the comment than just "the military sucks!"

Posted by: junior at September 09, 2015 02:05 AM (3uPSc)

492 Night all.

Posted by: ThunderB at September 09, 2015 02:05 AM (zOTsN)

493 I'm gonna say goodnight too. Thanks for the great chat.

Play nice, folks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2015 02:06 AM (ntObR)

494 491
I was thanking her and others for serving.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:07 AM (GzDYP)

495 ANYFUCKINGBODY that joins the military is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 09, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)


surprising statement coming from you and reading your previous posts.


You are way, way off target here.

Posted by: dDan at September 09, 2015 02:07 AM (hwYmz)

496 But, but... U.L.

I am amazed by the crap that is used these days. I was looking at a 20's lamp socket the other day. Heavy porcelain, assembled with brass machine screws. It was discarded, because the rewiring required UL Listed stuff. Which is to say, plastic sockets, with contacts and wiring held together with cheapie rivets. Pathetic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 02:03 AM (9mTYi)


Funny you should say that. There is currently a scandal brewing over the Canadian Standards Association, which fills much the same role as UL. Corruption, thuggery, you name it.


http://www.restorecsa.com/news/article/scale-of-precedent

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 02:07 AM (uDjkO)

497 @413 Just discovered Person of Interest on Netflix. I'm really enjoying the show. Fast paced with good plots. And Jim Caviezel is so handsome, with lovely eyes.

And it looks like he's been married to the same regular woman (teacher, I think) and only her for almost 20 years. Long Hollywood marriages warm my heart, especially when I like the actor(s) involved.
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I've seen an episode of the show from one of the later seasons. Had to do with a little girl threatened by kidnappers. Liked it, but haven't seen any of the other episodes.

Posted by: junior at September 09, 2015 02:08 AM (3uPSc)

498 @494 I was thanking her and others for serving.
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Ah, my bad.

Carry on then!

Posted by: junior at September 09, 2015 02:09 AM (3uPSc)

499 Mercury, being a metal, is a good conductor of electric current, but it's not a great conductor. Conductivity is a little less than 2% that of copper, so it's not surprising that mercury switches could get warm.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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It bothers me not a bit. Only notice it during the summer. I rely on the heat from my switches for winter heating. ;-)

Ever taken one apart? Interesting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2015 02:12 AM (9mTYi)

500 iirc, SMFH is a vet. So I'm guessing that there's a bit more to the comment than just "the military sucks!"



Posted by: junior at September 09, 2015 02:05 AM (3uPSc)

I don't know SMFH the best of anyone here, but if a vet's telling you she thinks it's a particularly bad idea to join the military, there's probably a good reason for it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:12 AM (J+mig)

501 Junior, thanks. Be careful with Person of Interest tho. I like it and laugh at the campy shit, but the head Ewok posted once that the dog was the best actor and he was waiting during each episode for him to show up for relief. He might be right!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:14 AM (GzDYP)

502 500 iirc, SMFH is a vet. So I'm guessing that there's a bit more to the comment than just "the military sucks!"



Posted by: junior at September 09, 2015 02:05 AM (3uPSc)

I don't know SMFH the best of anyone here, but if a vet's telling you she thinks it's a particularly bad idea to join the military, there's probably a good reason for it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:12 AM (J+mig)



....and if it's a successful vet, it's leadership.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 02:15 AM (EzgxV)

503
junior, I just don't think any "darkness" in internal Hungarian politics is relevant to the topic of mass illegal migration without assimilation. Hungary certainly has had recent dark chapters (though such things were the dominant teen-craze, so to speak, in central Europe at that time, ahemm). But if the country is showing an icky side, then all the better that the saintly migrants, er, refugees be spared the abuse they'd get there, right? I mean even Bret Stephens should be glad of it.

Besides that - based solely on that small excerpt Maet posted - Bret seems to need some updates on Germany itself. Assimilation is already a problem for earlier waves of immigrants. And no, Bret - even in Germany (Germany!) - assimilation is part of succesful immigration. Not a curiosity or a crime.

Besides which, Germany under the ridiculous asshat Schroeder bears a very heavy burden of responsibility for lots of evil, and lots of interference with those trying to limit/stop evil, in the MidEast. Leaving aside the 20th Century matters altogether, considering only recent issues withIraq and Iran, Germany has much to be ashamed of and little to be proud of. Ill-advised acceptance of mass migration does nothing to clean up that disgraceful record.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 02:16 AM (QDnY+)

504 I don't know SMFH the best of anyone here, but if a vet's telling you she thinks it's a particularly bad idea to join the military, there's probably a good reason for it.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:12 AM (J+mig)


agree w/ thought and concept re orginal post, but still way off target.

Posted by: dDan at September 09, 2015 02:16 AM (hwYmz)

505 G'night everyone.

Tonight I'll leave you with "Tales of Brave Ulysses":

https://youtu.be/u8hLc_nqx8g (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 09, 2015 02:17 AM (YJmuy)

506 Good evening pixel people, or not as the hair and comments fly.

I always hated stepping into the middle of a bar fight so I'll just exit stage right and wait a bit before poking my head back in to see who's still standing.

Posted by: Gmac - IP banned at home - #twoweeks at September 09, 2015 02:17 AM (4pjhs)

507 Well, looks like the post barfight clean-up now, Gmac. I don't think there's a lot of flying bottles and fists at the moment.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:21 AM (J+mig)

508 I might be way off base here and she is welcome to correct me but, there was talk about the demoizing of USA pride and the desire to protect the USA goin on.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:21 AM (GzDYP)

509 Yep, conductivity of mercury is much less than copper. However, all you have to do is use enough of it (a large enough "drop") in the bulb for the current rating you want. And it doesn't take that much, really.

It's all a game of temperature. The lowest common denominator for electrical devices is 60C (in some apps, that is 75C, but for the branch circuit stuff like light fixtures and receptacles, it's 60C -- although you will see light fixtures and such that demand a minimum of 75C conductors). And most insulation is all at least 90C now. Hell, the last roll of THHN I had had 105C class stamped on it, I think.

60C is 140F, 75 is 167F.

So, as a rough rule of thumb, if something that ain't supposed to be a heat soruce, like wall switches and receptacle, is getting hotter than 140F, then it needs to be seen about.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2015 02:27 AM (dvuhZ)

510 I mean, a lot of us are pissed about it, but those who have actually fought for it must be really pissed. Really? We can't be proud of our country anymore? Wth?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:27 AM (GzDYP)

511 508
I might be way off base here and she is welcome to correct me but, there
was talk about the demoizing of USA pride and the desire to protect the
USA goin on.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:21 AM (GzDYP)

And that's a pretty solid point. The globalists always try to make nationalism into something villainous, and tried to blame Hitler's nationalism for the evils of the Nazi regime. Totally not the socialism. Even though it got the exact same results as Soviet Socialism, Maoist Socialism, Cuban Socialism, Bolivarian Socialism, Khmer Socialism... and the list goes on and on. *eye roll*
Well, globalism doesn't exactly have a sterling track record these days either. What has it done except cause pain and misery?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:28 AM (J+mig)

512 I am amazed by the crap that is used these days. I was looking at a 20's lamp socket the other day. Heavy porcelain, assembled with brass machine screws. It was discarded, because the rewiring required UL Listed stuff. Which is to say, plastic sockets, with contacts and wiring held together with cheapie rivets. Pathetic.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc


I still own a space heater -- i.e. a small electric heater -- that I once fished out of a dumpster in college.

I was an interesting design: a circle of metal coils in the center with high resistance and which therefore get red-hot -- and behind them, a hemisphere of some shiny metal (Steel? Tin?) in a perfect parabolic curve. When you plug it in (no on/off switch) the coils heat up and BAM that parabolic mirror literally shoots the heat out across the room. You can have it 15 feet away from you and it will keep you warm to the point of too warm.

The plug wire is very old-school -- black fabric wrapped.

So anyway, a while ago I retired it and put it in the garage, and when I did I finally noticed writing stamped under the base.

Year of manufacture?

1912.

And it still works. Flawlessly, like the day it was made.

Unreal.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:33 AM (jBuUi)

513 Year of manufacture?



1912.



And it still works. Flawlessly, like the day it was made.



Unreal.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:33 AM (jBuUi)

Back when we actually made things and quality and craftsmanship were a selling point. These days, it's all disposable garbage designed to break and require replacement.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:36 AM (J+mig)

514 Mercury, being a metal, is a good conductor of electric current, but it's not a great conductor. Conductivity is a little less than 2% that of copper, so it's not surprising that mercury switches could get warm.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


One of the most hair-raising incidents in my entire life revolved around the concept of a "mercury switch" -- but it wasn't the kind used in households, but rather a barometric mercury switch.

It turned out that knowing the principle behind how barometers works almost ruined my life.

Actually, I've said too much already. Let your imagination run wild!

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:38 AM (jBuUi)

515 They absolutely refuse to acknowledge that our own culture has merit. They're having so much fun sight seeing other cultures and wanting to be surrounded by diversity, they have no idea that their own culture is being disintegrated and that will have negative consequences.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 09, 2015 02:39 AM (GzDYP)

516 And it still works. Flawlessly, like the day it was made.

Unreal.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:33 AM (jBuUi)


Dollars to donuts, zombie, that fabric-wrapped cord is insulated with death-dealing asbestos. Really no hazard at all, since it will be long-fiber asbestos, not the short-fiber stuff, which, if airborne fibers are inhaled might cause lung cancer, but of course, the State of California "knows" better. So keep it on the QT.


I have a grilled-cheese sammich maker that uses an asbestos-wrapped cord. That was the standard back in the day for any heating appliance, kettle, toaster, iron, heater, grill, etc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 02:42 AM (2duzM)

517 Back when we actually made things and quality and craftsmanship were a selling point. These days, it's all disposable garbage designed to break and require replacement.
Posted by: Cato


While I concede that it was extremely well-made -- and a brilliantly simple design concept -- the reason I retired it is that in practice the heater could be extremely dangerous. Not only did it give me first-degree burns more than once, even though I was on the other side of the room from it, but under certain conditions I'm quite sure it could ignite some easily ignitable material in the household. The damn thing was like a flame-thrower of heat. And yet it only drew a small amount of electricity to achieve this. Genius and terrible at the same time. It would definitely fail every imaginable safety standard.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:43 AM (jBuUi)

518 While I concede that it was extremely well-made -- and a brilliantly simple design concept -- the reason I retired it is that in practice the heater could be extremely dangerous. Not only did it give me first-degree burns more than once, even though I was on the other side of the room from it, but under certain conditions I'm quite sure it could ignite some easily ignitable material in the household. The damn thing was like a flame-thrower of heat. And yet it only drew a small amount of electricity to achieve this. Genius and terrible at the same time. It would definitely fail every imaginable safety standard.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:43 AM (jBuUi)


What you describe is called a "bowl heater". They used to be commonplace. Does yours have the heater element hard-wired in, or is the heating element a porcelain cone wrapped in coily wire, with an Edison screw base like a standard light bulb?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 02:47 AM (2duzM)

519 Actually, I've said too much already. Let your imagination run wild!

Posted by: zombie


Them fishes, them almost magnetic fishes!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 09, 2015 02:47 AM (JmGFJ)

520
The only mercury switch I've ever actually seen was the, um, fun kind. At a training session. Demonstrating how such things could be used to booby-trap various articles. Pick up the briefcase - boom, the plastic explosive in the car a distance away detonates.

Det cord. Now THAT is some fun stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 02:47 AM (QDnY+)

521 I have a buddy that owns a bunch of scrap yards. Found a pint mason jar in his garage one day that was maybe 1/3 full with mercury.
That little thing had to way at least fifteen pounds.
Weird stuff.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 02:48 AM (AXDnw)

522 Back when we actually made things and quality and craftsmanship were a selling point. These days, it's all disposable garbage designed to break and require replacement.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 02:36 AM (J+mig)


Reminds me of my c96 Broomhandle Mauser. Over 100 years old and worked perfectly every time.

[Insert sad boating story here]

Posted by: The c96 Hat at September 09, 2015 02:48 AM (AM+tj)

523 Quite a few cars used mercury switches to operate the trunk light. They are a nondescript metal cylinder, and you can't see the mercury in them. The Honeywell Round wall thermostat, which was hugely popular, contained a small glass mercury switch which can be easily seen if you pop the round cover off it.


Other fun mercury item: mercury vapor rectifier tubes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 02:52 AM (2duzM)

524 The Honeywell Round wall thermostat,
--------------------
Like the one still on my LR wall? Heh.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 02:54 AM (AXDnw)

525
Hat, Mosin Nagants. Oldest one I have is 1925. Amazing to think what was going on when that was produced (Izhevsk arsenal). Of course, simpler/different than a broomhandle.

Talk about built to last.

The rule is don't ever prop up your Mosin rifle. It might fall. No worries about damaging it- it's what it mightdestroy during its fall that's the issue.

Gun thread?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2015 02:55 AM (QDnY+)

526 What you describe is called a "bowl heater". They used to be commonplace. Does yours have the heater element hard-wired in, or is the heating element a porcelain cone wrapped in coily wire, with an Edison screw base like a standard light bulb?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


It's hard-wired in. No removable or moving parts at all, and no on/off switch either. Just a coil of wire around a central porcelain "core," in front of a parabolic mirror.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:55 AM (jBuUi)

527 520
The only mercury switch I've ever actually seen was the, um, fun kind. At a training session. Demonstrating how such things could be used to booby-trap various articles. Pick up the briefcase - boom, the plastic explosive in the car a distance away detonates.

Det cord. Now THAT is some fun stuff.
Posted by: rhomboid


They're not the "fun" kind when you're on the receiving end of an investigation. But yeah, you hit the nail on the head.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 02:57 AM (jBuUi)

528 OK then - Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies starting on SyFy.
This ought to be interesting...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 02:57 AM (AXDnw)

529 The Honeywell Round wall thermostat, which was hugely popular, contained a small glass mercury switch which can be easily seen if you pop the round cover off it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

524 The Honeywell Round wall thermostat,
--------------------

Like the one still on my LR wall? Heh.
Posted by: Chi


Make that two of us!

Hint: NEVER upgrade your thermostat in CA. They will try to install a "smart" thermostat which allows the govt to not only monitor your heater use, but also allows them to shut it off if they deem you're using it too much!

Heater guy says such thermostats are now required by law in Calif. I kicked him out of my house and kept my old Honeywell circular one.

Just Say No to Big Brother Thermostats!

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:01 AM (jBuUi)

530 hello all - late visitor here - baseball thread yet?

Posted by: Vertov at September 09, 2015 03:02 AM (rRr9n)

531 528 OK then - Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies starting on SyFy.
This ought to be interesting...
Posted by: Chi


I saw that movie when it first came out. Better than expected!

Oh wait, was the one I saw Abe vs. vampires, not zombies? Now I forget!

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:03 AM (jBuUi)

532 Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:01 AM (jBuUi)

Or just say no to living in California.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 09, 2015 03:04 AM (J+mig)

533 Yeah, you probably saw Abe, Vampire Killer. I heard that wasn't too bad.
I assume this is probably a spoof by Asylum (the Sharknado folks).

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 03:05 AM (AXDnw)

534 For the inebriate contingent..... https://youtu.be/AmRt7himVOU?list=PLa08CDvmUQlLs4HXDKtt4CHhi1P2r_2K9

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

535 Oh, and zombie, if you ever need a replacement for that thermostat, let it be known. Seriously.
99% sure I can still get you an exact replacement here in Va. I know you value your privacy, so I could send through a proxy.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 03:10 AM (AXDnw)

536 #400

It's extremely unlikely your problem is due to any recent updates. The number of machines that would be affected would make for headlines on the tech sites and even some mainstream news outlets. It's vanishingly rare for an update to break something without a LOT of people being affected.

Look into the driver for the NIC and see if that has changed any time recently.

Also, do you have any other devices connecting to the same router? The problem could be there and having more than one item trying to use the connection offers a means of troubleshooting. This time of year especially, the router could be overheating. Make sure it isn't stacked on other gear or under any other gear. If you have a second device, when the connection fails again, check and see if you can log into the router's firmware. If not, that's a strong indicator. If so, check the client table to see if it still thinks the other machine is connected.

Posted by: Derek Smalls at September 09, 2015 03:14 AM (IdCqF)

537 Dang, I thought I'd already banished that sock.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 03:16 AM (IdCqF)

538 535 Oh, and zombie, if you ever need a replacement for that thermostat, let it be known. Seriously.
99% sure I can still get you an exact replacement here in Va. I know you value your privacy, so I could send through a proxy.
Posted by: Chi


I already have a replacement lined up, should I need one. I used the same strategy I use to still access standard incandescent lightblubs at any wattage of my desire, for 99 cents per four-pack, despite being banned and illegal:

Chinatown, baby!

If you know where to go, you can also get illegal thermostats in Chinatown.

Nobody ever bothers to inspect those stores (funky Chinatown general gadget shops, where nobody speaks a lick of English). They can and do sell whatever they want, completely ignoring any US or Calif regulations. I just love it!

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:18 AM (jBuUi)

539 #533

Not so much a spoof as a rushed to market knock-off intended to sucker people into buying or renting because they can't quite remember the title.

It's worse in much of Asia. There you can make a sequel to somebody else movie without their permission. The copyright protection for titles is nearly non-existent. When Chow Yun Fat starred in the hit movie 'God of Gamblers,' there were no fewer then six 'God of Gamblers 2' released within a year, including the actual sequel with Chow Yun Fat. Those are just the ones I know of. There could have been many more.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 03:21 AM (IdCqF)

540 Not so much a spoof as a rushed to market knock-off intended to sucker people into buying or renting because they can't quite remember the title
-----------------
Yeah, I know how Asylum works.

My ex got suckered in to that a few years back when she rented some Hansel & Gretl action flick. She was pissed, but I just laughed and made her watch the whole thing.
I didn't want to rent the first one to begin with!

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 03:25 AM (AXDnw)

541 It's worse in much of Asia. There you can make a sequel to somebody else movie without their permission. The copyright protection for titles is nearly non-existent. When Chow Yun Fat starred in the hit movie 'God of Gamblers,' there were no fewer then six 'God of Gamblers 2' released within a year, including the actual sequel with Chow Yun Fat. Those are just the ones I know of. There could have been many more.
Posted by: Epobirs


For a barrel of laughs, look for all the fake sequels made to "Enter the Dragon" starring "Bruce Li," or "Bruce Le," or "Ace Lee," and so on. There must be about 20 of them at least. And most of them are just atrocious, filmed in Thailand or the Philippines and dubbed in Cantonese later. Half the guys don't even know fake movie-fu, much less actual kung fu.

Another series with numerous fraudulent "sequels" is the "Drunken Master" concept. My God, I never saw such blatant profiteering! "Return of Drunken Master, starring Jacie Chang!"

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:27 AM (jBuUi)

542 Also, do you have any other devices connecting to the same router? The problem could be there and having more than one item trying to use the connection offers a means of troubleshooting. This time of year especially, the router could be overheating. Make sure it isn't stacked on other gear or under any other gear. If you have a second device, when the connection fails again, check and see if you can log into the router's firmware. If not, that's a strong indicator. If so, check the client table to see if it still thinks the other machine is connected.

Posted by: Derek Smalls at September 09, 2015 03:14 AM (IdCqF)


There is no router. Connected directly by ethernet cable to district wireless modem. Never any issues if I run PC with WinXP on other hard drive.


According to Windoze, I have the latest and greatest driver for the network adapter already installed.


I was shut down for quite a spell. Had to restart Windoze twice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 03:28 AM (tQwIz)

543 Zombie @ 538
"Chinatown, baby!"
---------------------
You can get babies down there, too??? Hmmm. There may some money to be made here...

Why, I myself fetched $30,000 on the black market. And that was 1954 dollars.

*200 quatloos for whoever knows who said that & what movie..

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 03:30 AM (AXDnw)

544 My ex got suckered in to that a few years back when she rented some Hansel & Gretl action flick. She was pissed, but I just laughed and made her watch the whole thing.
I didn't want to rent the first one to begin with!
Posted by: Chi


I will say, even from my gender-neutral vantage point, that Gemma Arterton was absolutely smokin' in the major studio version of the Hansel & Gretel action genre (forget the title).

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:30 AM (jBuUi)

545 Why, I myself fetched $30,000 on the black market. And that was 1954 dollars.

*200 quatloos for whoever knows who said that & what movie..
Posted by: Chi


Leonard Smalls, Raising Arizona.

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:32 AM (jBuUi)

546 >>>For a barrel of laughs, look for all the fake
sequels made to "Enter the Dragon" starring "Bruce Li," or "Bruce Le,"
or "Ace Lee," and so on.
Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:27 AM (jBuUi)<<<




I thought that Ewok looked familiar! But gotta say, he was horrible at kung-fu, what with those stubby little legs.

Posted by: guy who saw that movie at September 09, 2015 03:34 AM (ChYy4)

547 Good Morning all.

Other than that, I got nothing.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 09, 2015 03:35 AM (4vXIq)

548 Well, I got to go to bed. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2015 03:36 AM (tQwIz)

549 >>>I will say, even from my gender-neutral vantage
point, that Gemma Arterton was absolutely smokin' in the major studio
version of the Hansel Gretel action genre (forget the title).

Posted by: zombie at September 09, 2015 03:30 AM (jBuUi)<<<

Hansel and Gretl: Witch Hunters.

Mmm... tight leather and corsets.

Posted by: guy who saw that movie, a couple times at September 09, 2015 03:39 AM (ChYy4)

550 Had to Google the Gemma chick. Beautiful creature. I've seen her in a few things.

H&G Witch Hunters, btw.

And applause for the "get." One of my favorite movies since forever. I can probably quote the entire dialogue for almost every character as the movie plays (I used to smoke a fair amount back in the day).

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 03:39 AM (AXDnw)

551 Peace out, AOP.

Sleep well, and dream of large women.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 03:41 AM (AXDnw)

552 Gemma Arterton...

Bond girl in Quantum of Solace.
Io in the Clash of the Titans remake.

Posted by: guy who saw that movie, a couple times at September 09, 2015 03:44 AM (ChYy4)

553 #542

There has to be a router somewhere up the line. I'm not sure what you mean by 'district wireless modem.' Is this a metropolitan wireless connection, shared with cell phone traffic? If so, that is almost certainly the router and DHCP server handing out the addresses to your machine, or it is passing through traffic to another server that is performing the job.

When Windows says it's the latest driver, they mean it's the most recent one submitted to the Window Hardware Quality Labs. Only WHQL drivers will be offered by Windows Update but they are by no means the latest. There is cost and time involved in getting a driver through WHQL, so a lot of companies only do it for what they think is a milestone or especially stable. A lot of big corporate IT shops won't let anything else on their machines for a number of reasons, including liability.

If you look in the Device Manager, you should be able to determine the actual manufacturer of the networking hardware and they may have a newer driver on their site that corrects the issues. Likewise, an older drive may also be the fix. It may be lacking some newer features or have some bugs that were since fixed but the bugs won't necessarily matter to your circumstance.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 03:44 AM (IdCqF)

554 On the first Bernie bumper sticker I saw I would have loved to ask the young woman driving if she was devoid of all ambition except trying to get everyone else in the same frame of mind.
Good morning horde

Posted by: skip at September 09, 2015 03:47 AM (/+FjP)

555 Well.

Green board on the ceiling over where the shower kit will be installed.

Sore muscles & exhaustion ...

Posted by: Adriane the Interior Decorating Critic ... at September 09, 2015 03:48 AM (qOsoH)

556 I think if you do a little digging here, you will find that a lot of support for Bernie is because he is the "not hillary" of the donktards.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 09, 2015 03:49 AM (4vXIq)

557 #552

Also female lead in Prince of Persia movie and Gretel to Jeremy Renner's Hansel.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 03:53 AM (IdCqF)

558 She's also in The Disappearance of Alice Creed (saw it on some free movie channel preview weekend). Pretty dark movie.

She is naked... but not for good reasons.

Posted by: all Gemma, all the time at September 09, 2015 04:00 AM (ChYy4)

559 The Gambler is another archetype that gets used a lot in Asian movies. But when Chow Yun Fat did the role, it caught fire.

The sequel had a couple of my favorite moments in HK movies. First, when gangster commandos attack his palatial estate, GoG and his visiting friend God of Guns, fight them off. At one point Guns is out but Gambler has a pair of magazine tucked in his belt. Guns leap up and across the room while Gambler throws the magazines like daggers into the waiting receptacles on Gun's guns, whereupon he starts killing the enemy at a ferocious pace.

It's like the movie was defying the audience to disbelieve.

A short while later, Gambler and Guns are interrogating the captured leader of the attackers, generally kicking the crap out of him and then shouting, "Are you still hungry?"

We were baffled for a moment and then turned and said in unison, "Have you had enough?"

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 04:02 AM (IdCqF)

560 #540

Then there is 'Hansel and Gretel Get Baked' a sort of horror comedy for the Cheech and Chong fans. Starring exquisite ginger Molly Quinn from Castle, and Lara Flynn Boyle as the Witch.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 04:12 AM (IdCqF)

561 Seems a bit dead here...

Here is "To Forget" by Kylesa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MrkRTzqE4I

Posted by: The Metal Hat at September 09, 2015 04:45 AM (AM+tj)

562 Hillary's emails in 4 sentences

Here are the four things you need to know about Hillary Clinton's email use during her time at the State Department.

Hillary takes responsibility for her decision to use a personal account, and the challenges it has created.

Her use of a private email account was allowed under State Department rules.

Nothing she sent or received was marked classified.


"She provided all of her work-related emails to the State Department ..." except the ones that Sidney Blumenthal provided to Congress.

Posted by: President Azzhole Obama at September 09, 2015 04:58 AM (e8kgV)

563 My mother just brought me a small Samsung phone battery and expected me to immediately know what it was from and whether it was any good. The model number was immediately revealed to carry a maximum price os about ten bucks, so no great loss if it was supposed to be kept. Meanwhile, to reassure her it wasn't for her current awful little phone, I popped off the back cover and was immediately horrified.

Was the corrosion and leakage? But the phone was still working and I'd never seen anything like this. It was brown and had no discernible odor I'd associate with battery innards, nor did there appear to be any point of origin on the battery itself. I grabbed a tissue and found it wiped right off. Then I realized, it was chocolate. Despite her protestations, I can recall several occasions when she dropped the phone, causing the cover to pop and the pieces brought to me for reassembly. My guess is she had something melting in her hands during such an incident but got the cover back on by herself for once.

This is why I don't feel I've missed out from not having children.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 09, 2015 05:06 AM (IdCqF)

564 Epoxies @ 563
Heh. Moms.
I tried to tell mine to text me for non-essential stuff sometimes, but "my phone plan doesn't have text. My phone won't do that. I don't want to pay money for that. I don't even know how."
After a few days, I convince her to call her provider.

They sent her a new (flip)phone for free, lowered her plan by $10 per month, increased her phone minutes, and told her to come see me to teach her how to text.
Now, instead of calling once or twice a day, she calls once or twice a day & texts me 3 times per day.

Gotta love it. I do, actually. I cherish every day I have with her.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 05:22 AM (AXDnw)

565 Where have all the morons gone, long time passing?

I get up in the middle of the night, decide to catch up and y'all are sleeping!

Thanks for a great ONT Maet, the Fabello chick was a hoot.

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2015 05:25 AM (o/90i)

566 Hey Chi. Cool deal w/ your Mom. You're a good son.

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2015 05:26 AM (o/90i)

567 'Sup, Farmer!
Good to see ya. How's the better half?
Sleep schedule all screwy lately. Insomnia is a beeotch.
9 days 'til I go to TX...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 05:31 AM (AXDnw)

568 She's got her back all screwed up. Getting old can be a bitch, but it beats the alternative!

Yep, when I saw you here after I posted my first thought was...oh yeah, he has insomnia. LOL

Maybe you're just too excited about the TX trip.

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2015 05:53 AM (o/90i)

569 >>>The Prison That is So Dangerous That Even the Guards Won't Go In


I'd love to airdrop Hillary in there, but she'd soon become the alpha leader and organize a breakout. If they're that feral, why not just cull them?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 09, 2015 05:53 AM (CrC03)

570 Beware those Gypsy witches
They are not what they seem
One might try to put A hex on you
Sisterly mysteries
Or just tattoos and jewelry
How they do it is nothing new
By and by
A stitch in time
Waitin' for the night to come
Living their whole lives just making love and having fun
A wise man and A fool
Who should serve
And who should rule
Everything happens as it should
So Take a look around
And ask yourself
Do I see nothing good
All you worldly wizards
In Your ragged finery
Never having nothing to say
What will you do
What will become of you
When your magic fades away
Getting by by staying high
And Waiting for the light to come
To save us from damnation God sent his only son


A wise man and A fool
Who should serve
And who should rule
Everything happens as it should
So Take a look around
And ask yourself
Do I see nothing good

Posted by: The Seriously Mysterious Hat at September 09, 2015 05:55 AM (AM+tj)

571 Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a woman of wealth and station
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's donation

And I was 'round when Lewinsky
Had her moment of public shame
Made damn sure that my husband
Got off scott-free and secured fate

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Bowed to Putin and his ministers
The reset button was in vain

Let me please introduce myself
I'm a woman of wealth and spite
And I laid traps for Ambassadors
Who get killed when they reached Benghazi

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Hillary
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint

Posted by: Hillary! at September 09, 2015 06:03 AM (AM+tj)

572 Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites... in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

Posted by: Zombie Edmund Burke at September 09, 2015 06:06 AM (AM+tj)

573 Yeah, T... that may have something to with with it.
A lot of stuff to get straight before I leave for a week, too.
(Have to get Tucker acclimated to Mom's house!)
But I've always been sleep-deprived, ever since I was a little kid.

Give your woman a massage! I guess you're playing house husband more now?
And it's probably almost time to walk some doggehs...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 06:08 AM (AXDnw)

574 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2015 06:15 AM (VPLuQ)

575 New thread is up

Posted by: bunnyfluff the destroyer at September 09, 2015 06:16 AM (RZG6O)

576 So far doggehs still asleep. Yep, doing more around the house lately.

Damn, I'm up and there's a morning thread already. I really need to get some more sleep.

See you on the morning thread. I'll sleep after taking them out.

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2015 06:22 AM (o/90i)

577 555 Well.

Green board on the ceiling over where the shower kit will be installed.

Sore muscles & exhaustion ...

Posted by: Adriane the Interior Decorating Critic ... at September 09, 2015 03:48 AM (qOsoH)



In general, you're not supposed to use greenboard for ceilings. If there is a leak over it, it may accumulate dangerous amounts of water before failing catastrophically.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 11:14 AM (EzgxV)

578 573 Yeah, T... that may have something to with with it.
A lot of stuff to get straight before I leave for a week, too.
(Have to get Tucker acclimated to Mom's house!)
But I've always been sleep-deprived, ever since I was a little kid.

Give your woman a massage! I guess you're playing house husband more now?
And it's probably almost time to walk some doggehs...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2015 06:08 AM (AXDnw)



I thought Tucker was going with.....?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2015 11:18 AM (EzgxV)

579 164 174:
Brett Stephens called the Hungarians "Vulgarians"? That was stupid. Vulgaria doesn't even have a border with Hungaria: you have to go through Romania or Serbia to get from one to the other.

Posted by: Dr Weevil at September 09, 2015 06:28 PM (B81dz)

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