Overnight Open Thread (9-23-2015)

Quote of the Day I

I increasingly think the Democrat/Muslim union has to do with old-fashioned relativism. Democrats don't actually believe that women's rights and gay rights apply to everyone; white people: sure. Arabs? Well, who am I to judge? And Muslims know this.

When Robby George is just dumbfounded as to why all these Muslims support the party of abortion on demand and gay marriage, the answer seems pretty clear to me: They're supporting the party of abortion on demand and gay marriage for infidels. In Dearborn, it doesn't matter one whit what Tony Kennedy says about the Sweet Mystery of Life. Ms. DeBoer has the right to get married to another woman; but if Fatimah thinks she does, too, then her cousin Ahmed will disabuse her of that idea very quickly.

-- Galley Friend X in Jonathon Last's Why do liberals love Islam?

Quote of the Day II

I spend a fair amount of time in Europe, where there is no Cuban embargo, and thus you can buy all the Cuban cigars you want. I've had some, but for the most part I've given them up. The Dominicans and Nicaraguans are much better cigars nowadays. The great Cuban cigar makers brought tobacco seed with them when they fled Castro's tyranny, and over the course of the past half-century they have gotten better and better. More important, they have good quality control, whereas the Cubans don't.

-- Michael Ledeen

Quote of the Day III

It's impossible to get decent Chinese takeout in China, Cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba, and that's all you need to know about communism.

-- PJ O'Rourke

Quote of the Day IV

Here are young women with more opportunities, more liberties than almost any women in history and at that moment we tell them they're short-changed silenced victims of a patriarchy? It's defeatist and demoralising.

-- Christina Hoff Summers

Quote of the Day V

If I were in charge of that school I'd round up every student that signed that petition and force them to go to a seminar titled "Attending College and Being an Adult: Sometimes Learning Means Being Exposed to Ideas You Don't Like." That seems like a more productive use of the university's time than deciding which ideas are too dangerous for the ears of their precious, whiny, crybaby wards.

-- Sonny Bunch on Wesleyan University students demanding that the school paper 'provide a safe space' for readers

Quote of the Day VI

It really fills out the picture, doesn't it? Whitey Bulger: killer, gangster, informant, cat lover, and doting boyfriend to a woman who loves inspirational throw pillows. He contains multitudes.

-- Filmdrunk on Black Mass

Quote of the Day VII

If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.

If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.

Ninety percent of this game is half-mental.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

You can observe a lot by watching.

It ain't over 'til it's over.

-- various Yogi Berra (RIP) quotes over the years

The Poor Rely on Fast Food the Least

New data, released by the Centers for Disease Control, show that America's love for fast food is surprisingly income blind. Well-off kids, poor kids, and all those in between tend to get about the same percentage of their calories from fast food, according to a survey of more than 5,000 people. More precisely, though, it's the poorest kids that tend to get the smallest share of their daily energy intake from Big Macs, Whoppers, Chicken McNuggets, and french fries.

So who to blame now for the pudgy proletariat?

You're Now Free To Use 'Happy Birthday' Again

And Mark Steyn points out the harm that Warner Chappell's dubious copyright on the song has done over the years:

The Clayton F Summy Company became Birch Tree Music, and Birch Tree Music was bought by Warner Chappell, the world's biggest music publisher and thus in a position to take their copyrights very seriously. If you want to use "Happy Birthday" in a movie or TV show, they'll charge you many thousands of dollars for the privilege, which is why it hardly ever happens: the world's most performed song is a routine feature of the cultural landscape yet all but entirely absent from our film and television catalogues. See for yourself - the next time there's a birthday scene in the movie, watch for the cake, the candles, the wishes, but wait in vain for the "Happy Birthday" singalong. And, if they do sing it, it'll be just an excerpt. There's a party scene in The Rocky Horror Show in which someone calls out "Start to sing 'Happy Birthday' but don't finish it", and (doubtless on legal advice) Dr Frank N Furter cuts off the caterwauling after one line. That's also why the more nervous restauranteurs insist the wait staff serenade their customers with limp pseudo-funky birthday greetings, just in case the Ascap enforcement squad is on the prowl. Warner Chappell make several million dollars a year in royalties from "Happy Birthday" and they've no desire to see that wither away: When it comes to happy birthdays, it's better to receive than to give.

Danish Intelligence Agency: Terrorists Not Among Refugees

And they know this how exactly?

To 'Fix' Your VW, It Must Be Broken First

"So if the government is making VW recall your car and your fuel economy and performance will take a hit because of it, why not just ignore the recall notice in your mailbox? People ignore recalls all the time, even when they're to fix critical safety issues. A 2011 GAO report found just 65 percent of recalled cars are repaired. The man can't compel you to get it fixed. Except here, maybe he can. These Volkswagens are a public health threat and exuberantly break federal law. It's not crazy to think state agencies or NHTSA would flag them, and refuse to issue a new registration, or let them pass a smog test, unless proof of a fix is offered."

Democratic Elites Don't Seem to Care Much About Equality

When you know that you're are a wonderful, caring human being why bother actually being charitable - that's the government's job.

Selfies Killed More People Than Sharks Last Year

selfiestick2334

The Shadow Hanging Over Fantasy Sports

The fantasy leagues say they can operate in ways that traditional betting sites can't thanks to an exclusion written into the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act. The author of that act, former Iowa congressman Jim Leach, told ThinkProgress earlier this year that the industry lobbied him to make an exception for fantasy sports. He went along, he says, because he expected fantasy sports' role in the gaming world would be "de minimus." No one, Leach explained, imagined fantasy betting would evolve into what it's become today.

Salma Hayek: Not Just a Pretty Economist

She's also a Tweettivist on not drinking the poo water.

salmawomenpic73

It Was Fun Being Elvis

And having your own private jet on call.

On the night of February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley took his private jet from Graceland to Denver and back in one night because he was craving an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon. Not your average snack, priced at $50, this is the story of how the Fool's Gold Loaf became the Elvis Presley of sandwiches, King of the PB&Js...

foolsgold

The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by CHARGE!:

18785543378_cab2b57a06_c

Notice: Posted under authority of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to those who care. Otherwise send tips to Ace. The AoSHQ Premium pre-ONT green room is now open again.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:16 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 Foist! Again!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 23, 2015 11:17 PM (ntObR)

2 Meow!

Posted by: mike hammer's pussy at September 23, 2015 11:17 PM (+W1gD)

3 Darn. I really wanted that sock to be first.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 23, 2015 11:18 PM (+W1gD)

4 Ha!

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:18 PM (QlyN5)

5 Woot woot ONT and I'm back home

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 23, 2015 11:19 PM (sYdRN)

6 I've read that Hayek-- the pretty one, Selma-- is actually not as liberal as a lot of people think.

Yes, I'm sure she's down with social liberal positions, but according to John Nolte, her film "Frida" actually lampooned Kahlo and socialist friends' economic hypocrisy at least a little bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 23, 2015 11:20 PM (ntObR)

7 I know it's late and I just got here.

Comment to the lede picture @ Drudge: Rumpussaurious


Posted by: Ralph at September 23, 2015 11:20 PM (IdMiN)

8 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

9 The Invasion of Europe

This isn't a matter of helping a few poor women and children refugees. But an open stampede of those who want to take advantage of the European welfare state.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9991

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 23, 2015 11:21 PM (vBeA5)

10 I made a comment! Look what I did!

Posted by: Ahmad, Boy Wonder at September 23, 2015 11:21 PM (FcR7P)

11 Yeah!

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 23, 2015 11:21 PM (KlVdw)

12 Hayek's most well-received work was "The Rise of Erections"



Posted by: Pvt Hudson at September 23, 2015 11:22 PM (8CdUx)

13 Ola y hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 23, 2015 11:22 PM (aYW/Z)

14 Wow - made it to the comments early tonight!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 23, 2015 11:22 PM (pXqOq)

15 If the VWs pass the smog test, then won't the CO2 clowns be upset?

Posted by: Jean at September 23, 2015 11:23 PM (ztOda)

16 Good evening, fellow 'Rons and 'Ettes!

ICYMI, 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 23, 2015 11:23 PM (1brdf)

17 ...and California want the medical records of all porn stars.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 11:23 PM (ZN5vg)

18 The Invasion of Europe

How about that Yogi taking time out from his career to scout out Normandy for Ike?


Posted by: Ralph at September 23, 2015 11:23 PM (IdMiN)

19 I have been avoiding thinking about it all day, but I will surely miss Mr. Berra.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:24 PM (4zDs/)

20 OK Horde, time for shuteye, but first, here's an RPG-7 vs. 400mm of bulletproof glass. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/_J-uKNb6TaI

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at September 23, 2015 11:24 PM (m9V0o)

21 Yay! Content filled ONT for the win.

Of course the Progressives don't believe others are as intelligent as they are. All of Humanity must be guided by the sacred truths as revealed to an elite cadre. And they are that elite vanguard to a glorious future.

And back to writing story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:24 PM (24ia6)

22 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at September 23, 2015 11:25 PM (bfpzm)

23 ...and California want the medical records of all porn stars.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 11:23 PM (ZN5vg)


So much for the "right to privacy" when it comes to medical privacy...

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 23, 2015 11:25 PM (vBeA5)

24 21 Yay! Content filled ONT for the win.

Of course the Progressives don't believe others are as intelligent as they are. All of Humanity must be guided by the sacred truths as revealed to an elite cadre. And they are that elite vanguard to a glorious future.

And back to writing story.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:24 PM (24ia6)

Hiya Anna
Once agai spot on observations

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 23, 2015 11:26 PM (sYdRN)

25 They just might get some OT sacred truths.
Just keep praying.


Posted by: Ralph at September 23, 2015 11:26 PM (IdMiN)

26 hi all
hey Maet can you get me a pass to the pre-ONT green room? Thx

Posted by: chemjeff at September 23, 2015 11:27 PM (uZNvH)

27 Yogi... Love that guy and his sayings. What a gem.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 23, 2015 11:27 PM (dULJN)

28 Nite all.

Posted by: Infidel at September 23, 2015 11:28 PM (+LUoo)

29 Oh, Fantasy sports... Never understood the attraction and began to wonder if money was involved.

Yep.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 11:28 PM (ZN5vg)

30 19: Tammy! Loved the Yogi. Truley a great part of my youth.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:29 PM (ucDmr)

31 And they know this how exactly?


We have our ways. throws chicken bones and reads........

Posted by: Danish Intelligence Agency at September 23, 2015 11:29 PM (87EDE)

32 oh and Jim Leach is an idiot

Posted by: chemjeff at September 23, 2015 11:29 PM (uZNvH)

33 I think Elvis' sandwich would put me in a coma for a week Can't even read about it without getting a little queasy.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2015 11:30 PM (FcR7P)

34 Democratic Elites Don't Seem to Care Much About Equality



I heard on Rush Obama talking about how it is our sacred duty to help the poor. has anyone actually heard any story about Obama sacrificing himself or just plain doing something nice for another person that didn't cost anyone else anything?

And it's funny how he talked about a sacred duty to worship the environment (ok those are my words not his), which is found nowhere in Scripture. However, no mention at all about our sacred duty to be sexually pure, for example, things which are actually emphasized in the Bible.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:31 PM (QlyN5)

35 Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:29 PM (ucDmr)

He was the best. And a man of great character, too, by all I've heard.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:31 PM (4zDs/)

36 You mean if we don't tax something, we get more of it?

Posted by: former Iowa congressman Jim Leach at September 23, 2015 11:31 PM (FcR7P)

37 "It's not crazy to think state agencies or NHTSA would flag them, and
refuse to issue a new registration, or let them pass a smog test, unless
proof of a fix is offered."

I expect that Commiefornia will demand this and more.

Doubleplusungreen! Gaiahurt!

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 11:31 PM (noWW6)

38 Evening horde.

*reads up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 11:32 PM (9jeGC)

39 On Hayek getting the 3rd worlders to not drink poo water....
Isn't she insulting them and their culture? And worse, she is appropriating Western Culture as well. "No, don't drink the poo water, drink fresh water like Americans."

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 23, 2015 11:32 PM (KlVdw)

40 You're Now Free To Use 'Happy Birthday' Again

Intellectual property law is totally out of control and demented, especially as it relates to music.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 23, 2015 11:32 PM (zc3Db)

41 I am not a fan of VWs.

*BUT* if the TDIs get *tragically*, give-away cheap, then I might get a TDI Jetta or something, register it in a smog-once county (which you can do if you have a residence there), and then do the computer upgrade, a few performance upgrades, and have a cheap, high-mpg cruiser.

Heck, there's probably a cheaper way to do the urea tank upgrade, though it would probably only make the smog nazis happy if you spend $8000 on one their pope personally blessed.

Then I could get rid of my annoying idiot VW in favor of a younger, lower-mileage model. Like Kermit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:32 PM (bLnSU)

42 It's almost certain that some states, and maybe the Feds, will try and force VW owners to get their diesels 'fixed'. I expect a lot of owners in emission states to unload their cars for maybe 80% of current fmv, as the class action lawsuit will reimburse them for lost value down the road. That, and the cars will be worth even less than that if they get them 'fixed'.

Of course the watermelon crowd will go in and have it done, because they are saving teh gaia and won't mind their car running like shit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 23, 2015 11:32 PM (gyKtp)

43 Obama talking about how it is our sacred duty to help the poor.

And you've done jack shit for my brother George! Nobody is more angry than I...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (FcR7P)

44 Hey Maet, that guy has YOUR gun!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (9mTYi)

45 35: Yup. His wife asked him where he wanted to be buried. He told her I don't know, surprise me. What a great guy.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (ucDmr)

46 Can't fight the sleep,any longer.
Good night Morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (sYdRN)

47 I must have that sammich.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (VviqM)

48 CJ Pearson!

Anybody have absolute proof one way or another if this kid did or did not get blocked? (@POTUS)

I think this story could be HUGE.

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at September 23, 2015 11:34 PM (M98k8)

49 >>> 17 ...and California want the medical records of all porn stars

------


And if true, we should then have all the medical records for anyone on the public payroll. Especially politicians.

What? Oh never mind.

Posted by: GBruno at September 23, 2015 11:34 PM (u49WF)

50 CJ Pearson!

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (M98k8)

51
What is with these aging Fonzi wannabees at Reason magazine? I used to like 'em, but now they've pretty gone on my shit list. Might as well be radical lefties.

The aging Fonzi wannabe took the occasion of Yogi Berra's passing to write an anti-anti-illegal immigration screed. You see Yogi's parents were Italian immigrants (legal, of course). Therefore, you should be for open borders because you wouldn't have Yogis without it.

Pure genius there, Fonzie.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (dvuhZ)

52 On the other hand, TDI reviews from the 00's seem to indicate they're in the reliability gutter, so... maybe not.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (bLnSU)

53 I have my citizenship interview next month. once I am sworn in, I will go and get a passport so I can visit Europe without needing a visa before it becomes completely Islamicized.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (QlyN5)

54 Hayek's latest push is for WASH, an acronym international organizations use to describe politely getting third world people to stop drinking poo water out of the Port-A-Potty basins.

Holy shit! I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (zc3Db)

55 Later MH.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (ucDmr)

56 Chique- Doesn't his brother still live in a hut? Brothers keeper my white a$$.

He knows nothing about the Bible. Only Liberation Theology. and the Madrassa.

Posted by: Infidel at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (+LUoo)

57 Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (ucDmr)

As if the world wasn't fucked up enough already, now we have lost Yogi. I am so sad.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:36 PM (4zDs/)

58 Re: side bar pic of Barky and Pope. Those are not horns. They are the ears of a jackass. I have seen donkey ears like that before... Pinocchio had them for a while.

Posted by: madamemayhem (yes I did it, no I'm not sorry) at September 23, 2015 11:36 PM (WPm3x)

59 but according to John Nolte, her film "Frida" actually lampooned Kahlo and socialist friends' economic hypocrisy at least a little bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 23, 2015 11:20 PM (ntObR)


Not that I noticed. And Salma sported a nasty mustache for the film. What a waste.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (zc3Db)

60 TY for a great ONT MAET!

You are much appreciated.

T

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (o/90i)

61 I'm sure Ace is long gone, but does anyone know why the box to type comments in, is not the same size as the box they are displayed in?

One of those freaky things I've been meaning to ask...for years now.

Posted by: GBruno at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (u49WF)

62 42 It's almost certain that some states, and maybe the Feds, will try and force VW owners to get their diesels 'fixed'. I expect a lot of owners in emission states to unload their cars for maybe 80% of current fmv, as the class action lawsuit will reimburse them for lost value down the road. That, and the cars will be worth even less than that if they get them 'fixed'.

Of course the watermelon crowd will go in and have it done, because they are saving teh gaia and won't mind their car running like shit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 23, 2015 11:32 PM (gyKtp)



I would suspect that many VW owners would have a "testing" computer and a "driving" computer, that they could switch out themselves. I know I would, 'cause the last thing I need is for the engine to go all "emissions over performance" the next time I pulled out in front of a semi.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

63 34: Sure its easy. Obama is not a Christian. He's not a muslim either. He's an agnostic politician. Religion is just a tool for power.

Posted by: Danish Intelligence Agency at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (87EDE)

64 Why do liberals love Islam?

Because they aim to destroy the West.

why all these Muslims support the party of abortion on demand and gay marriage,

Because they aim to destroy the West.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (FcR7P)

65 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (M1uf/)

66 57: The last of a great generation. Pretty sure Yogi is in a better place now. Bet God is laughing his butt off right now.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (ucDmr)

67 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:39 PM (M1uf/)

68 Hearing about Yogi Berra was one of the few celebrity passings that was really a punch in the gut.

One of a kind.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 23, 2015 11:39 PM (dULJN)

69 I have my citizenship interview next month. once I am sworn in, I will go and get a passport so I can visit Europe without needing a visa before it becomes completely Islamicized.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (QlyN5)

******

I think you may be a few years too late for that, but enjoy the trip.

I was in Paris 2 months ago. That place is gone.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 23, 2015 11:39 PM (3M+DA)

70 Where my Peaches at, anyway? Do we know how her Daddy is doing?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:39 PM (4zDs/)

71 53 I have my citizenship interview next month. once I am sworn in, I will go and get a passport so I can visit Europe without needing a visa before it becomes completely Islamicized.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:35 PM (QlyN5)



Better hurry -- they're suckin' in thousands per day.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:39 PM (EzgxV)

72 Or, after today's working-at-work:

Pour it down.
Shake the stones.
Salt the rim where it stood.



Sometimes it sucks being a teetotaler.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:39 PM (M1uf/)

73 Pic reminds me of Sgt. Rock

Posted by: El Capitan and his sombrero of many colors at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (ck8TA)

74 So much for the "right to privacy" when it comes to medical privacy...
Posted by: The Political Hat


Yeah, what about that HIPAA thing?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (W5DcG)

75 37 "It's not crazy to think state agencies or NHTSA would flag them, and
refuse to issue a new registration, or let them pass a smog test, unless
proof of a fix is offered."

I expect that Commiefornia will demand this and more.

Doubleplusungreen! Gaiahurt!

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 11:31 PM (noWW6)



Do they make aftermarket gizmos that will turn off those controls on my vehicle?



Posted by: Ralph at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (IdMiN)

76 It's not crazy to think state agencies or NHTSA would flag them, and
refuse to issue a new registration, or let them pass a smog test, unless
proof of a fix is offered."

++++++++++++++++++++


This is not a safety issue. So, of course, NHTSA will flag it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (NaeCR)

77 One of those freaky things I've been meaning to ask...for years now.
Posted by: GBruno
-----------------

Our Copy & Forward software is still a little buggy. We're working on it.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (9mTYi)

78 So, seeing as he is now in America what do people here think of the new Pope? I bet he is too liberal for users here

Posted by: anon2020 at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (DEsFp)


I think he has a fabulous hat.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (bLnSU)

79 61 I'm sure Ace is long gone, but does anyone know why the box to type comments in, is not the same size as the box they are displayed in?

One of those freaky things I've been meaning to ask...for years now.

Posted by: GBruno at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (u49WF)




Forget it, Jake -- it's Pixytown.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

80 61 I'm sure Ace is long gone, but does anyone know why the box to type comments in, is not the same size as the box they are displayed in?

I don't know, but you can resize the box by putting your cursor over the lines in the bottom right hand corner and dragging.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 23, 2015 11:41 PM (VviqM)

81 51: Aaaaaay, your just jealous at my reason.

Posted by: Goth Fonzie at September 23, 2015 11:41 PM (87EDE)

82 Yeah, what about that HIPAA thing?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 23, 2015 11:40 PM (W5DcG)


Oh, that's to make it harder for *you* to get your information, not harder for bureaucrats to use it against you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:41 PM (bLnSU)

83 Those men look rapey.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (/lvv6)

84 63 34: Sure its easy. Obama is not a Christian. He's not a muslim either. He's an agnostic politician. Religion is just a tool for power.
Posted by: Danish Intelligence Agency at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (87EDE)


Nonsense, Obama worships himself. He is God. I'm not sure what religion that qualifies as.

Posted by: AD at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (3xwp4)

85 Alright... I'm not actually here (on my way to bed).

I just wanted to brag a little bit: 2nd book is officially started - ~3000 words done tonight.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (M1uf/)

86 I wonder if any of these Nader wanna-bes have poked their diagnostics into an Audi or a Porsche?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (24ia6)

87 Selfies beating out shark attacks for deaths.

C'mon selfies!

Increase that lead!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (9jeGC)

88 How are you doin', Mero? I'm still coughing from the cold I caught in Vancouver.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

89 Story on sports betting leaves out important fact


Tells you who the investors are, but not who owns it

Comcast owns fan duel and sports kings

Posted by: ThunderB at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (zOTsN)

90 That whole California special emissions standards has been a stone in my shoe since there were first enacted.

The whole US Constitution - Articles of Confederation thing was about special regulations between states on import goods. Now California wants to regulate out of state egg producers.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (ZN5vg)

91 Salma looks like she is going to be told 'twice'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 23, 2015 11:43 PM (NaeCR)

92 don't forget Obama curls the silver dumbells

Posted by: Jake at September 23, 2015 11:43 PM (crrVX)

93 Pic reminds me of Sgt. Rock
Posted by: El Capitan
-----------

Yeah, but I think Rock always carried a Thompson, and always had a cigar clamped in his mouth.

Just think, a lot of us grew up with Sgt. Rock to emulate. Now, hell I don't know. Some watered down down pussified crap.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM (9mTYi)

94 Hasn't that LA condom thing pretty much killed the porno industry there. They've moved a lot of production haven't they? And I mean out of the country. Porn is big in Eastern Europe, Hungary and Czecho-can't-spell-it.

Who knew that lefties and their stupid causes would succeed where the religious right types failed. If they tried to ban porn or use tricks to curtail it, the lefties would be screaming Puritanical censorship and all that. But they do the same thing in the name of their nonsense and see no irony there at all.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM (dvuhZ)

95 They're bringing Heroes back? I liked the first season but they lost me after that. Should have stayed cancelled.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM (87EDE)

96 RIP the great Yogi Barra

Posted by: ThunderB at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM (zOTsN)

97 Posted by: GBruno at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (u49WF)

We get the sweetest newbies.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (4zDs/)

98 Not that I noticed. And Salma sported a nasty mustache for the film. What a waste.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (zc3Db)

I went to a Frida Kahlo exhibit a few years ago in Philly. I am not easily freaked out, but man was her stuff disturbing. She was clearly at least a little insane.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (QlyN5)

99 Nonsense, Obama worships himself. He is God. I'm not sure what religion that qualifies as.
Posted by: AD at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (3xwp4)

***

He is a Sociopath with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Expect no decisions from him that involve thought for others or a conscience. He has none of that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (3M+DA)

100 Increase that lead!!
Posted by: RWC
-------------

Good point. We should *encourage* it.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (9mTYi)

101 62 >> I would suspect that many VW owners would have a "testing" computer and a "driving" computer, that they could switch out themselves. I know I would, 'cause the last thing I need is for the engine to go all "emissions over performance" the next time I pulled out in front of a semi.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

Car computers ain't cheap, and some of them can be a real bear to access and swap out. So I don't think that will be a common solution.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (gyKtp)

102 How are you doin', Mero? I'm still coughing from the cold I caught in Vancouver.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (EzgxV)


YAAAAY! I'm still coughing and they don't know why. Going to try a new med for that tomorrow (I hope).

Pulmonary stress test went well. They were seemingly impressed at how long I went before I just about collapsed because I couldn't breathe.

It wasn't very long in normal human terms.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (bLnSU)

103 Yeah, but I think Rock always carried a Thompson, and always had a cigar clamped in his mouth.

Just think, a lot of us grew up with Sgt. Rock to emulate. Now, hell I don't know. Some watered down down pussified crap.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM (9mTYi)

True, also missing the parts of nazis flying thru the air

Posted by: El Capitan and his sombrero of many colors at September 23, 2015 11:46 PM (ck8TA)

104 I have an 02 TDI. No problems, 46 mpg, total beast!

Posted by: drill _thrawl at September 23, 2015 11:46 PM (YtbIl)

105 Since AllenG is book plugging, link in my nic goes to the GoFundMe for the sequel to Golden Isis.

Physical printed copy of Golden Isis:
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/1517098351

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

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:46 PM (24ia6)

106 Nite friends. Behave yourselves.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 23, 2015 11:47 PM (ucDmr)

107 84 63 34: Sure its easy. Obama is not a Christian. He's not a muslim either. He's an agnostic politician. Religion is just a tool for power.
Posted by: Danish Intelligence Agency at September 23, 2015 11:38 PM (87EDE)

Nonsense, Obama worships himself. He is God. I'm not sure what religion that qualifies as.
Posted by: AD



Narcissism is a religion, right?

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2015 11:47 PM (87EDE)

108 83 Those men look rapey.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (/lvv6)

Truly.

Testosterone will do that (give you the drive, not for raping though)


Now the enemy would be going up against a rank of Edward Longshanks.

(Anyone know why whenever I update IOS my signal turns to shit.). Every. Damn. Time,

And it never gets back to 'normal'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 11:47 PM (9jeGC)

109 They're bringing Heroes back? I liked the first season but they lost me after that. Should have stayed cancelled.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM (87EDE)

Yeah. First season was awesome. Second season sucked big time.

I guess they want to get on the superhero bandwagon.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:47 PM (QlyN5)

110 They're bringing Heroes back? I liked the first season but they lost me after that. Should have stayed cancelled.

2nd Season wasn't bad, but 3rd just went completely off the rails.

I think they let the show get away from them. It looked, in the beginning, like it was going to be an X-Men like show where the heroes discover their powers and fight some crime, then discover each other and start saving the world.

And they *sort* of did that, but then they added a whole bunch of sub-plots that really should have waited until later to be revealed - like Sylar being the brother of the main 2 characters, and their dad *also* having power-leach abilities, and so-forth.

It was like they were too rushed.

I have moderately-not-low hopes for the reboot.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:48 PM (M1uf/)

111 I went to a Frida Kahlo exhibit a few years ago in Philly. I am not easily freaked out, but man was her stuff disturbing. She was clearly at least a little insane.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015


I only know the stuff I saw in the movie (which I assume to be accurate). They looked pretty nice. There weren't that many pieces that I can remember, though. I never saw a Kahlo exhibition. Where'd you see it, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (always one of my favorite buildings) or one of the smaller places?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 23, 2015 11:48 PM (zc3Db)

112 I wonder if any of these Nader wanna-bes have poked their diagnostics into an Audi or a Porsche?
Posted by: Anna
--------------------
Audi A3 is on the list

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at September 23, 2015 11:49 PM (9mTYi)

113 Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:46 PM (24ia6)

Did you ever get the issue with GoFundMe figured out on the sequel?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:49 PM (M1uf/)

114 Car computers ain't cheap, and some of them can be a real bear to access and swap out. So I don't think that will be a common solution.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (gyKtp)


Used car computers, if the car is not brand new, are not that expensive (if you're a little patient). New, sure, they can run thousands, but if the car is a little aged, $150-300 is not unusual.

That would probably be worth it.

Looking quickly at eBay, BIN prices seem to be $70-300 depending on year, used, remanufactured, OEM, etc.

That's ranging from late 90s to 2011, maybe more recent (didn't look at 'em all).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:49 PM (bLnSU)

115
Free to use Happy Birthday...

I recently watched the first season of "Penny Dreadful". It is a horror series on Showtime that is a period piece taking place in the 1880-1890s in England. The story is using characters from books in the public domain such as Frankenstien and Dracula. I'm enjoying it, but have to warn that is has a fair amount of graphic violence and sex.
This makes me wish that the powers that be would shrink copyright laws back to about 30 years before something enters the public domain.
I think it very hippocritical of Disney to keep pushing for an extension of copyright law as they made their money on animating Grimm's brother's stories in the public domain.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 23, 2015 11:49 PM (KlVdw)

116 Thus, it begins.

Butthurt, self-righteous, whiney, VW owners:

"Every reason that I bought the car was based on a lie," Ari Levin, a 2010 diesel Jetta owner in New York who is suing Volkswagen, said Tuesday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:50 PM (9mTYi)

117 Hey MWNP based on your years in the auto industry what do you figure the odds are that ALL the auto manufacturers are programming their emission control systems like VW did too???

Posted by: MAx at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (LAliD)

118 Good point. We should *encourage* it.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at September 23, 2015 11:45 PM (9mTYi)

Bingo. I have never taken a selfie out of my own free will.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (9jeGC)

119 Do they make aftermarket gizmos that will turn off those controls on my vehicle?

Yes

Posted by: Jean at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (ztOda)

120 POP, yeah, probably the art museum, but I'm not sure.

Based on what I saw, she clearly had a life filled with inner turmoil and quite a bit of sadness.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (QlyN5)

121 Have I mentioned before that the pitchers for the Rockies really suck?
And on that note, RIP Yogi! You'll be missed.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (9iR5/)

122 Tammy - I think those were the guys you had in mind for guarding the border.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:53 PM (9mTYi)

123
2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act.

The Act was passed on the last day before Congress adjourned for the 2006 elections. No one on the Senate-House Conference Committee had seen the final language of the bill before it was passed

The UIGEA was added in Conference Report 109-711, which was passed by the House by a vote of 409-2 and by the Senate by unanimous consent on September 30, 2006.

You are welcome.

Posted by: The GOP

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 23, 2015 11:53 PM (kdS6q)

124
So MWNP, is that right about Paris? I haven't been there in a long time. Is it just worse in terms of urban disamenities (crowding, filth, pace, etc.), or has the influx affected things outside the suburbs (banlieus sp?)?

Wondering how Italy is doing. My wife has never been to Europe and I'm starting to wonder about how things are going there.

As I mentioned recently, two German soldiers on vacation came into the museum (one said he was NCO in charge of their infantry school)- they both told me that Berlin is no longer desirable to visit, that I should think the south, or Hamburg if up north.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 11:53 PM (QDnY+)

125 Nonsense, Obama worships himself. He is God. I'm not sure what religion that qualifies as.

Posted by: AD at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (3xwp4)

Autodeism.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 23, 2015 11:54 PM (HalrA)

126 How is everyone doing tonight?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 23, 2015 11:54 PM (fC9RO)

127 "Every reason that I bought the car was based on a lie," Ari Levin, a 2010 diesel Jetta owner in New York who is suing Volkswagen, said Tuesday.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc.


The reason I would have one is for the great mileage which is certainly no lie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 23, 2015 11:54 PM (W5DcG)

128 Posted by: Darth Randall at September 23, 2015 11:49 PM (KlVdw)

See, I can go both ways on this one.

Intellectual property is property. If I built myself a really awesome widgit, should my family (or company, if I made it a company asset) lose control over it 30 years after I die just because other people like it?

However, once I've relinquished said control... well, I've relinquished that control. I don't get to say "whoops! I take it back!"

That's the one hand.

On the other hand is stuff like "Happy Birthday" which plainly *is* in "the public domain" insofar as 1) no one is really sure who wrote it and 2) everyone sings it at birthday parties. So that kind of thing should at the very least require vast amounts of supporting evidence before one can assert IP control over it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (M1uf/)

129 Bingo. I have never taken a selfie out of my own free will.
Posted by: RWC
--------------

I think I know what you mean. I have taken some great candid selfies of my thumb, my shoes, the sky....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (9mTYi)

130
Today a student was walking around high school wearing a shirt that said "FUCK TRUMP" in 2" high bold letters and noone said nothin about it.
It was insinuatedthat Isupport Trump so I shut up of course

Posted by: MAx at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (LAliD)

131 104 I have an 02 TDI. No problems, 46 mpg, total beast!

Posted by: drill _thrawl at September 23, 2015 11:46 PM (YtbIl)


You see, if I could get a peach like that - upgrade the computer, exhaust, intake, maybe injectors, little tiny bit of suspension work, short-throw shifter... no, I'm not ever satisfied with anything designed by penny-pinching marketers, actually.

My big problem is finding a VW with a light exterior color and light grey interior (instead of a black leather insta-fry interior).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (bLnSU)

132 My sister just bought a TDI VW. I guess she won't care much because she gets free diesel

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (dULJN)

133 114 >> Looking quickly at eBay, BIN prices seem to be $70-300 depending on year, used, remanufactured, OEM, etc.

Posted by: Mero

I didn't think of used. My buddy the auto mechanic pointed at one of the cars he was working on and said the brain for it ran him $700.

And if demand for used VW brains goes waaaaay up, what do you think will happen to the price?

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (gyKtp)

134 Nonsense, Obama worships himself.

A Religion Of One.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (FcR7P)

135 And Disney invested in Draft Kings

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (c4yY7)

136 *tosses Merovign some 22mm piston-pins*

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (24ia6)

137 Based on what I saw, she clearly had a life filled with inner turmoil and quite a bit of sadness.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (QlyN5)


I think she also slept with Trotsky when he was living at her house, so who can say.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (3pRHP)

138 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:53 PM (9mTYi)

Indeed, and especially that wild-eyed bastard leading the charge.

He is absolutely dead-against illegal aliens, I can just tell.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (4zDs/)

139 Hey MWNP based on your years in the auto industry what do you figure the odds are that ALL the auto manufacturers are programming their emission control systems like VW did too???
Posted by: MAx at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (LAliD)

***

No idea as yet, but I would not bet against lots of software developers working OT right now coding the next innocuous "recall" that has to do with some minor problem with the ECM.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 23, 2015 11:57 PM (3M+DA)

140 "I think it very hippocritical of Disney to keep pushing for an extension
of copyright law as they made their money on animating Grimm's
brother's stories in the public domain."

There's a reason why Hollyweird love big government: it's relatively easy to get it to do what they want it to do.

As Perfesser Reynolds keeps pointing out, at one point, the feds had fat excise taxes on motion pictures, specifically to get around Hollyweird's accounting shenanigans. (40 years for _Star Wars_ to "turn a profit", suuuuure.)

The entertainment industry lobbied successfully to have those taxes taken off, because jobs. If you listen to Hollyweird, theirs is apparently the only industry in America which creates more jobs for ordinary Joes and Janes when their taxes are cut. Every other industry, tax cuts go straight to the big bosses. Yep. You betcha.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 11:57 PM (noWW6)

141 And plus I could entertain myself all night long with his biceps.

Possibly all week long.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:57 PM (4zDs/)

142
MAx, well isn't that special (the Trump t-shirt). What are the rules on such shirts, in general? Are American flags prohibited, esp. around Cinco de Mayo (a faux Mexican bar and restaurant holiday, but whatever)?

You're in some part of the 'hood, correct? (school I mean) Inglewood?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 11:58 PM (QDnY+)

143 *tosses Merovign some 22mm piston-pins*
Posted by: Anna
-------------

Hmm. I'm looking for a set of titanium rods for a 403 Olds.

Hint, hint

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:58 PM (9mTYi)

144 I've got a book here somewhere that I can't find with all the great quotes of Yogi. It also included two other greats, the legendary Sam Goldwyn, the "G" in MGM, and some other one I forget. Anyway, these three were considered the best of the malopropism.

A funny one I remember was some player the name I can't remember asked Yogi a question:

Player: Hey Yogi, what time is it?
Yogi: You mean right now?

And as Goldwyn observed, you should never write your autobiography until after you're dead. And he preferred a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 23, 2015 11:58 PM (dvuhZ)

145 And if demand for used VW brains goes waaaaay up, what do you think will happen to the price?

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (gyKtp)


Some of those prices were new OEM manufacturer items. The price will probably go up a little, but it looks like they are still being made, and to a certain extent supply will seem to increase (as some sitting in damaged cars or on shelves are harvested).

Depends on whether hundreds of people buy them or tens of thousands. A lot of people won't even think of it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:58 PM (bLnSU)

146 My wife noticed today...

Brilliant Fox commentator Martha McCallum noted that sitting it the front row were the Obamas, the Bidens, and the Kerrys.

Jules tuned around and asked me... When the heck did Kerry's wife start looking like Ethel Kennedy?

I looked and had a good laugh. That's Ethel, old and haggard, she's had a tough life. Martha thinks that's the ketchup heiress?

If this overpaid Foxtwit doesn't know Ethel Kennedy, I'm suggesting Fox could hire my wife.

I'm just disappointed McCallum is that dumb, sad.

You need to know your history.

T
the sometimes historians crank

WFT ETHEL is still alive, is this too tough?

Posted by: Farmer at September 23, 2015 11:58 PM (o/90i)

147 121 Have I mentioned before that the pitchers for the Rockies really suck?
And on that note, RIP Yogi! You'll be missed.
Posted by: Old Blue



Heh!! Don't feel too bad. If the Pirates were in any other division, they'd be in first place. Alas, they are in the best division in baseball and are second. GO BUCCOS!! Still feels weird to have a baseball team to root for again. I haven't had to wear my brown paper bag for 3 years now. Those were a looonnngg 21 years of losing.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2015 11:59 PM (87EDE)

148 Alright, all. Y'all have fun and don't trash...

Wait, who am I kidding, it's the ONT.

Last one out has to mop up the spilled booze and sweep up the confetti.

Night, all.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:59 PM (M1uf/)

149 *tosses Merovign some 22mm piston-pins*

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (24ia6)


*sells them on eBay*

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 23, 2015 11:59 PM (bLnSU)

150 @94 Hasn't that LA condom thing pretty much killed the porno industry there. They've moved a lot of production haven't they? And I mean out of the country. Porn is big in Eastern Europe, Hungary and Czecho-can't-spell-it.
--------------------

iirc, it only applies to the city of Los Angeles. I don't think the county is affected by it.

In any case, the reason why so much porn production took place there was because the state lost a case against the porn producers quite a while back. A DA tried to nail the local pornographers on prostitution charges (because they were paying people to have sex), and one of the high courts ruled against him. The porn industry shifted to California as a result, because they knew that the state couldn't go after them. Other states would likely also lose on similar grounds... but there was a small chance that they wouldn't. And why risk the trouble?

So if people are making porn outside of California, it's not because of the LA law.

Posted by: junior at September 23, 2015 11:59 PM (PVi+Q)

151 ...and California want the medical records of all porn stars.
Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 23, 2015 11:23 PM ===============

First they came for the porn stars...

...and I said nothing.

Posted by: TJ Camper at September 24, 2015 12:00 AM (XAUiG)

152 Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (QlyN5)

I think she also slept with Trotsky when he was living at her house, so who can say.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 23, 2015 11:56 PM (3pRHP)


I think everyone she slept with was done to get back at her husband, who was a world-class cheating asshole.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:00 AM (4zDs/)

153 LOL @ Mike and Merovign

Someone asked me what the diameter of the wrist pins in a 1300cc were today... after some sleuthing all I could find were piston pins and 22mm.

Your kilometers may vary.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:01 AM (24ia6)

154 So, guess who discovered that VW was fucking awesome and making Gaia cry?

Some group called International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

"Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change."

Posted by: Lauren at September 24, 2015 12:02 AM (/lvv6)

155 Copyright that runs 50-100 years after the creator's death is much too long.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 24, 2015 12:02 AM (ZN5vg)

156 43 Obama talking about how it is our sacred duty to help the poor.

And you've done jack shit for my brother George! Nobody is more angry than I...
Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at September 23, 2015 11:33 PM (FcR7P)

I profess Christianity. But I have to admit I struggle mightily with two things: Rejection of violence and caring for the poor. Having worked with indigent people my entire adult life I see nothing in the poor that I admire. They are lacking in discipline, are dishonest, manipulative to the nth degree, lacking in empathy, and have no control over their impulses. I see nothing redeeming in being poor, and nothing positive to be learned from them.

I have yet to see a poor person with a decent work ethic. Conversely, I have never seen a person with a good work ethic who is poor.

I feel no guilt or shame in the presence of a poor person. At this point I don't feel much of anything because I know they have been taught to revile my family and me and others who try to live a modest lifestyle.

As a group I would commend the well to do far above the poor in the areas of moral conduct and devotion to God or other higher purpose.

Yet the well to do actually care for the poor and do not want them to be in that situation. When it comes to compassion give me the middle to upper classes any day. Yet we are despised.

Show me a poor person, and I will show you a person who has made extremely bad choices based upon a fairly depraved moral compass.

So can we please stop with the guilt monger___? When the poor are ready to turn away from destructive behaviors, drop the envy, and emulate decent people, we are here to greet you. Until then, live the miserable lives you have chosen, and leave me out of your hell.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:02 AM (2ToL9)

157 @95 They're bringing Heroes back? I liked the first season but they lost me after that. Should have stayed cancelled.
------------------

Sort of. It looks like it's a continuation of the old series, but with a brand new set of heroes. Based on what I've seen in the trailers, some of the previous group (I recognized three of the characters from the original series) are looking for new powered people.

Posted by: junior at September 24, 2015 12:02 AM (PVi+Q)

158 So MWNP, is that right about Paris? I haven't been there in a long time. Is it just worse in terms of urban disamenities (crowding, filth, pace, etc.), or has the influx affected things outside the suburbs (banlieus sp?)?

Wondering how Italy is doing. My wife has never been to Europe and I'm starting to wonder about how things are going there.

As I mentioned recently, two German soldiers on vacation came into the museum (one said he was NCO in charge of their infantry school)- they both told me that Berlin is no longer desirable to visit, that I should think the south, or Hamburg if up north.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 23, 2015 11:53 PM (QDnY+)

*****

The "No go" zones are large and getting larger. In my view, that place is done and not worth going to any more. The tourist areas are still OK, not sure how much longer that will be the case, though. I was there for work, so had to suck it up.

They are done.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:03 AM (3M+DA)

159 My 1300cc engine has no wrist pins.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:03 AM (bLnSU)

160 Why would switch computer? Just flash the ROM, the kid down the street with M3 BMW that's all kitted out probably has one that will work. Case of beer, go get tested, get home, re-flash to the high mileage version. Repeat every other year.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 12:03 AM (ztOda)

161 Speaking of Rockies pitching really sucks? It was 7 - 6 Pirates going into the top of the ninth. It's now 13 - 6 and the Rockies aren't out of the inning yet. The 12th Pirates batter is coming up to the plate.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 24, 2015 12:03 AM (9iR5/)

162 I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 24, 2015 12:03 AM (LUgeY)

163 Of course it doesn't you Wankel fiend...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:04 AM (24ia6)

164 I read a story about Whitey Bulger a couple of years ago that struck me as probably the tackiest, most low-class thing any crime boss has ever done.

Here's the gist of it... Bulger ran a small local convenience-store chain as a respectable front business. One day, he received a notice from the state lottery commission that one of his stores had sold a million-dollar winning ticket!

They told Bulger the time and location of the sale, which was enough information for him to identify and track down the customer.

When that customer came forward to claim his winnings, he said, essentially, "Yeah. We chipped in and bought that $1 ticket together. Myself, and Mr. Bulger... and his two associates." For whatever reason, after having received a little visit from Bulger, that guy was willing to accept just one quarter of his winnings.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Cruz 2016! at September 24, 2015 12:05 AM (wKc1L)

165 Show me a poor person, and I will show you a person who has made extremely bad choices based upon a fairly depraved moral compass.


I have $6.72 in my bank account.

Sometimes poverty is forced upon you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 24, 2015 12:06 AM (LUgeY)

166 Does Hollywood have an arm lock on distribution in the US? Or can people go outside of the US to produce movies and go around Hollywood?

I know there is a lot of production outside of Hollywood, but Hollywood still controls it right?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 24, 2015 12:06 AM (ZN5vg)

167
Yeah Farmer while Teresa has aged I don't think anyone could confuse her for Ethel. When both were younger and had the short hairstyle there was some resemblance.

I don't remember Teresa being any sort of church-goer, though being Portuguese she is surely Catholic. Her religion back in the day seemed to be wacky leftist causes - yes even back then. She was sort of informally walled off from her first husband's staff, except for the environmental guy - poor guy, he had to humor her.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:07 AM (QDnY+)

168 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (M1uf/)

Can you own a sound?

Can you own an Idea?

Can you own a word? or set of words?

Especially even after you die?

Its interesting that we have a situation where we have laws, which enforce the ownership of words and ideas, with the Force that is Monopolized by Government... and that said government can change the rules about that ownership, long after they would have expired under the original laws...

Not a really FREE system IMO...

Posted by: BB Wolf at September 24, 2015 12:07 AM (qh617)

169 128 Posted by: Darth Randall at September 23, 2015 11:49 PM (KlVdw)

See, I can go both ways on this one.

Intellectual property is property. If I built myself a really awesome widgit, should my family (or company, if I made it a company asset) lose control over it 30 years after I die just because other people like it?

However, once I've relinquished said control... well, I've relinquished that control. I don't get to say "whoops! I take it back!"

That's the one hand.

On the other hand is stuff like "Happy Birthday" which plainly *is* in "the public domain" insofar as 1) no one is really sure who wrote it and 2) everyone sings it at birthday parties. So that kind of thing should at the very least require vast amounts of supporting evidence before one can assert IP control over it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (M1uf/)




The bulk of intellectual property is based on a very specific bargain that is frequently abused. The bargain is that the producer (inventor, copyright owner, etc.) gets Government Assistance in protecting his rights for a specific time....in return for letting the IP go into the public domain for anyone to use afterwards. So, if you get a patent, you have to disclose just what it is you are doing and how you're doing it.....and then the government will stomp on people doing the same thing for a while until anyone can do it.



One big problem is that you can make a shit-ton of money with certain IP (Mickey Mouse, lasers, or Valium), and then use that money to lobby the government to change the terms of the deal. And the government has been all-too willing to go along with this. As a result, we're still seeing government-enforced royalties from 17-year patents from the '50's.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 12:07 AM (EzgxV)

170 Wow! You guys wouldn't believe the Ebay deal I just got on a set of 22mm VW gudgeon pins.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 24, 2015 12:07 AM (9mTYi)

171 And plus I could entertain myself all night long with his biceps.

Possibly all week long.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 23, 2015 11:57 PM (4zDs/)

*****

*Looks at Biceps*

*Thinks of what once was*

*Sighs*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:08 AM (3M+DA)

172 "Show me a poor person, and I will show you a person who has made extremely bad choices based upon a fairly depraved moral compass. "

I have made many a poor choice, but my moral compass functions better than most. Enough so to get me into trouble with those whose morality isn't nearly so good.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 24, 2015 12:08 AM (ZN5vg)

173
I think I know what you mean. I have taken some great candid selfies of my thumb, my shoes, the sky....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (9mTYi)

If you're not in it and taking it yourself it's not a selfie (friends 15 year old daughter told me so)

But she also hates TFG, schooled her dad on this Pope, and can shoot.

Good kid

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 24, 2015 12:08 AM (9jeGC)

174 Can you own a sound?
----------------

Harley had a go at it. They tried to patent the sound of their engine. Didn't work out.

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

175 Good deal Mike, at least you didn't get bilked on the sturgeon bills.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:09 AM (24ia6)

176 Brains.......brains......brains!!!!

Posted by: zombie vws at September 24, 2015 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

177 Yeah, we definitely needed a fight to start (looks at video game list).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:09 AM (bLnSU)

178 My mama recognized Ms Ethel right away; I had no idea who she was, and I am a good deal older than Martha.

A journalist ought to be better informed, but I honestly don't think many people her age would recognize Ethel Kennedy.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:09 AM (4zDs/)

179 163 Of course it doesn't you Wankel fiend...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:04 AM (24ia6)


Golf clap

Posted by: drill _thrawl at September 24, 2015 12:10 AM (YtbIl)

180 Took a tour of JPL. The mission control room was shooting a documentary, so they had some interesting stuff up on the wall monitors. One of the things they were showing was charts and imagery from the GRACE program. Specifically, it was showing aquifer levels around the world. If those maps are to be believed, California isn't the only place that's hurting badly for water.

Posted by: junior at September 24, 2015 12:10 AM (PVi+Q)

181 165 Show me a poor person, and I will show you a person who has made extremely bad choices based upon a fairly depraved moral compass.


I have $6.72 in my bank account.

Sometimes poverty is forced upon you.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 24, 2015 12:06 AM (LUgeY)

You are broke. Not poor. You're not the first, and certainly not the last. I have been there more times than I care to admit.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:10 AM (2ToL9)

182 See, I can go both ways on this one.

Intellectual property is property. If I built myself a really awesome widgit, should my family (or company, if I made it a company asset) lose control over it 30 years after I die just because other people like it?

However, once I've relinquished said control... well, I've relinquished that control. I don't get to say "whoops! I take it back!"

That's the one hand.

On the other hand is stuff like "Happy Birthday" which plainly *is* in "the public domain" insofar as 1) no one is really sure who wrote it and 2) everyone sings it at birthday parties. So that kind of thing should at the very least require vast amounts of supporting evidence before one can assert IP control over it.Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:55 PM (M1uf/)
------------Once something goes out into the public domain, that doesn't stop the original creator/manufacturer from continuing to make the product.If Arthur Conan Doyle was still alive, he could still write "Sherlock Holmes" stories, and could add a tag to the title, From the mind of the original creator..." "Tylenol" is still on the market even though you can by acetaminophen.I've watched a number of online "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" series. Some are actually pretty good, many are plain awfull, and almost none are as good as the original product. "Prelude to Axanar" is a stand-out. Watching these unofficial products hasn't diminished my interest in the official (and generally much higher quality) product.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 24, 2015 12:10 AM (KlVdw)

183 Hayfield, I believe Hollywood can't force you to use their distribution methods/arms etc to bring your movie to the people. I know the studios used to be "vertically integrated," i.e. they owned both the production and the distribution (theater chains), and I believe that was declared a violation of the anti-trust laws back in the 1950s or so.

BUT... Hollywood, by far, has the best distribution networks and equipment. They're also absolutely paranoid about hackers and piracy; today they distribute films to theaters via special hard drives that contain films, formatted in a VERY expensive and proprietary software format so that if you or I ever get ahold of a copy of, say "Pawn Sacrifice," on the drive, it's pretty much completely unreadable.

So Hollywood can't force you to use its system... BUT at the same time they're about the only real film distribution system that exists. There are very few independent theater chains anymore, and it wouldn't surprise me if many of the major blu-ray/DVD/etc presses have exclusive contracts with the studios, so they can't press anything that doesn't come through their distribution networks.

It's a pickle, I tells ya...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 12:10 AM (ntObR)

184 119 Do they make aftermarket gizmos that will turn off those controls on my vehicle?

Yes

Posted by: Jean at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (ztOda)



Not on Google.

Posted by: Ralph at September 24, 2015 12:11 AM (IdMiN)

185 The Cars That Ate Paris
https://youtu.be/xKrZ8eTcdK4

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:11 AM (24ia6)

186 My 1300cc engine has no wrist pins.
Posted by: Merovign
-------------

Right.
But, about those apex seals.

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

187 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:08 AM (3M+DA)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:12 AM (4zDs/)

188 Harley had a go at it. They tried to patent the sound of their engine. Didn't work out.

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

Of all the non harleys around here, I have yet to hear one that sounds just like a harley...hard as they try.

Posted by: El Capitan and his sombrero of many colors at September 24, 2015 12:12 AM (ck8TA)

189
I have $6.72 in my bank account.



Sometimes poverty is forced upon you.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 24, 2015 12:06 AM (LUgeY)


Something I was taught from day one.

Not having money is not poverty. Poverty is where you can't get out.


Posted by: Kindltot at September 24, 2015 12:12 AM (3pRHP)

190 So from my understanding VW followed the law exactly, it was just a crappily written law...


or do I not have it right?

Posted by: Jake at September 24, 2015 12:13 AM (crrVX)

191
Thanks for that info MWNP. Wife would probably want to do the standard (Notre Dame, Louvre, maybe d'Orsay) in Paris. For me Paris holds little interest any more - I'm dying to get to Normandy for obvious reasons, and Bordeaux (uh, also rather obvious), and the south, and Alsace (oh hell, and Burgundy and the Rhone, this IS mostly about food and drink). I figure most of those areas are still fine (will give Marseilles a wide birth).

Funny, I consciously put off much travel in Europe in favor of more adventuresome destinations, figuring when I was older it would be easier to do the conventional places. Might not turn out that way.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:13 AM (QDnY+)

192 Do they make aftermarket gizmos that will turn off those controls on my vehicle?
-----------------------

Oh, children, it's just a chip away, it's just a chip away.

Posted by: Mick Jagger at September 24, 2015 12:13 AM (9mTYi)

193 Why would switch computer? Just flash the ROM, the kid down the street with M3 BMW that's all kitted out probably has one that will work. Case of beer, go get tested, get home, re-flash to the high mileage version. Repeat every other year.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 12:03 AM (ztOda)


The short version - the kid with the M3 down the street will probably not be able to re-flash your Jetta TDI into anything but a formerly-running car, even for a whole trunk full of beer.

When you buy the computer upgrade, you usually get the flashing tool and the program, which you can *swap* for the stock one when you like - but there's always a small risk in the process, and re-setting the basic learning mode of the ECU. It may be easier (and cheaper) to have two ECUs.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:14 AM (bLnSU)

194 Can you own a sound?

One of the car companies got sued (and lost) for using someone who sounded like Bette Midler in their commercials. Evidently, that was an infringement on Bette. Talk about total bullshit ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 24, 2015 12:14 AM (zc3Db)

195 Brains.......brains......brains!!!!

Posted by: zombie vws at September 24, 2015 12:09 AM (EzgxV)
I wondered how long it would take for a joke along those lines to appear.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 24, 2015 12:15 AM (gyKtp)

196 Do they make aftermarket gizmos that will turn off those controls on my vehicle?

Yes

Posted by: Jean at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (ztOda)



Not on Google.

Posted by: Ralph

Your looking for performance mods; what car?

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 12:16 AM (ztOda)

197 So from my understanding VW followed the law exactly, it was just a crappily written law...

or do I not have it right?
Posted by: Jake
--------------------

It sounds as if during normal operation the emissions were not controlled per EPA requirement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 24, 2015 12:16 AM (9mTYi)

198 There's a reason why Hollyweird love big government: it's relatively easy to get it to do what they want it to do.

As Perfesser Reynolds keeps pointing out, at one point, the feds had fat excise taxes on motion pictures, specifically to get around Hollyweird's accounting shenanigans. (40 years for _Star Wars_ to "turn a profit", suuuuure.)

The entertainment industry lobbied successfully to have those taxes taken off, because jobs. If you listen to Hollyweird, theirs is apparently the only industry in America which creates more jobs for ordinary Joes and Janes when their taxes are cut. Every other industry, tax cuts go straight to the big bosses. Yep. You betcha.
Posted by: torquewrench at September 23, 2015 11:57 PM (noWW6)
-------Reminds me of Alec Baldwin begging New York not to do away with their tax exemption while filming "30 Rock".Also, David Prowse, the actor whole portrayed the body Darth Vader never received his share of the profit for "Return of the Jedi" as Lucasfilm claimed it never "netted" profit.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 24, 2015 12:17 AM (KlVdw)

199 Yeah Farmer while Teresa has aged I don't think anyone could confuse her for Ethel. When both were younger and had the short hairstyle there was some resemblance.

I don't remember Teresa being any sort of church-goer, though being Portuguese she is surely Catholic. Her religion back in the day seemed to be wacky leftist causes - yes even back then. She was sort of informally walled off from her first husband's staff, except for the environmental guy - poor guy, he had to humor her.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:07 AM

Well in that whole discussion, like why is Ethel there next to JKerry "medal thrower", and why is Theresa "got my money from a Heinz", not there.

LOL inquiring minds want to know. I have to work tomorrow to support...well a lot of folks.

I'll be around for a bit, but must hit the hay in the near future.

Posted by: Farmer at September 24, 2015 12:18 AM (o/90i)

200 sooooo

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:19 AM (vb33c)

201 Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:02 AM (2ToL9)

You have to understand that poverty and reasons for poverty were for the most part different in Bible days (and I daresay in most places outside the West) than in the US.

Also, scripture is completely against laziness. It is repeatedly decried in Proverbs, for example, and the apostle Paul said if a man doesn't work he shouldn't eat. Also for Timothy or Titus, I forget, to tell people to stop being lazy and work.

In fact, Paul commanded that young widows remarry so they wouldn't be unnecessary burdens so that charity could be saved for *deserving* older widows who had a track record of good works.

Nothing in scripture requires us to subsidize insolent laziness.

As my mom pointed out, even when, in the old testament, the Hebrews were commanded to only go through their fields once during the harvest so that the poor could pick the grain that was left behind, the poor still had to get off their butts to pick said grain. See Ruth, e.g.

Financially enabling bad, I.e., ungodly, behavior and attitudes isn't Christian.


Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:19 AM (QlyN5)

202 For anyone that is interested. A story that doesn't seem to be getting much press, but it appears that you don't cross the Unions. Even more so you sure as heck don't cross no Jersey Teacher's Unions.
http://tinyurl.com/facebookfightsunions

Where we see that the $100M that Zuckerberg dropped to try and fix Newark was immediately stopped by NJ law and the politico's owned by the Teacher's Unions.
Some $ quotes:

"One of the major miscommunications about how his money would be spent had to do with teacher contracts.

Zuckerberg wanted to be able to create more flexibility in teacher
contracts to reward high-performing teachers and be able to fire
teachers with poor records of student achievement.

But those types of protections are determined by New Jersey law, and
Zuckerberg couldn't simply come in and change the rules without going
through the state Legislature to make the changes."

And

"Zuckerberg envisioned the teacher contract reform to be a centerpiece
of the reform and had intended for half of his $100 million donation to
go to working on that cause.

But instead, the opposite occurred. Chris Cerf, the New Jersey
commissioner of education at the time, worked with the Legislature and
was able to negotiate some new accountability measures in teacher
contracts. But the teachers' union only agreed upon those measures if
the seniority protections remained intact."

So to recap, here was an attempt to save district that had been under State government control for 20 years after they collapsed in the 1980s. Guess what it shows? That you don't cross the unions and their well paid politico lackeys.

Posted by: Charles at September 24, 2015 12:19 AM (sdgg8)

203 I'm surprised South Park went to Jenner killing a woman.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:20 AM (zt+N6)

204 Mero, but the "good" rom will be readily available. My younger engineers seem to be flashing the roms in their cars almost weekly.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 12:20 AM (ztOda)

205 Of all the non harleys around here, I have yet to hear one that sounds just like a harley...hard as they try.
Posted by: El Capitan
------------------

That's because their engine designs don't date from 1903.

And that is all I will say...

Posted by: Triumph Sprint R/S rider at September 24, 2015 12:20 AM (9mTYi)

206 Do they make aftermarket gizmos that will turn off those controls on my vehicle?

Yes

Posted by: Jean at September 23, 2015 11:51 PM (ztOda)



Not on Google.

Posted by: Ralph

Your looking for performance mods; what car?
Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 12:16 AM (ztOda)



76 yugo




Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:20 AM (vb33c)

207
Backwards Boy, I think on an earlier thread you were a trained machinist/tool maker. Have you looked into the firearm industry? Either the manufacturers, or perhaps gunsmithing? I ask because the president of the biggest local club is also an FFL and a gunsmith, and his training is as a machinist/tool maker.

Ruger's got a big operation in AZ, isn't Beretta moving most of its operations to VA? And of course there are others. Taurus in FL (and from what people say they do LOTS of repairs and service for their products, ahemm). Wouldn't think looking north to NY, MA, or CT for Smith, Colt or other big names makes sense at this point.

Anyway, just an idea. The Boom of 2013 is over, but the base level of demand for guns seems pretty healthy.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:20 AM (QDnY+)

208 That's a Lada Yugo there.....

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:21 AM (24ia6)

209 190 So from my understanding VW followed the law exactly, it was just a crappily written law...


or do I not have it right?

Posted by: Jake at September 24, 2015 12:13 AM (crrVX)




Maybe.




It certainly seems like the law contemplated various modes of operation with different characteristics (combustion temperatures, air/fuel ratios, etc.). And it certainly seems that the law contemplated a series of specific tests leading to a pass/fail on emissions.....



But whether the emissions-tests needed to be run on all modes or even the default driving mode seems a little bit questionable.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

210
142 High school dress code sez no profanity, suggestive stuffor alcohol or drug references.
Unless, it seems, it says "FUCK TRUMP in big bold letters...
Nahhhh, I finally got out of the hood (thank God) but I shan't say where since i don't really need any more AoS doxxing
We shall see on Cinco de Menso

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:22 AM (LAliD)

211 I hear obama uninvited ahmed the clock unboxer.



sent him a tweet #youdidn'tbuildthat

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:22 AM (vb33c)

212
Have to tell you again--the only god Obama worships looks back from his mirror.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 24, 2015 12:22 AM (jeCnD)

213 If I may be allowed a little rant....

I play around with mail art, and a few weeks back I sent some small padded envelopes out as part of a swap I'm involved in.

They were by NO means my best work; nothing complicated, just some rubber stamping, stenciling and a little distress work, all done in a Christmas theme. So reindeer and jingle bells, literally. The addresses were clear, there was sufficient postage, cleared by my little post office and Little Rock, too.

They have been held on suspicion in Denver for TWO FUCKING WEEKS.

#twoweeks

Two gawt damned weeks to examine 6 small envelopes with a few jingle bells and Snail Mail stamped on them.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:22 AM (4zDs/)

214 Guess what it shows? That you don't cross the unions and their well paid politico lackeys.

Posted by: Charles
--------------------

Yeah, we're gonna fine the hell out of those Germans. GM? Not so much. I owe those unions.

Posted by: Barky at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (9mTYi)

215 Speaking of movies, I stumbled into a wiki entry on "The Fifth Element". Luc Besson started writing it when he was 16. It wasn't shown for another 22 years, and made big money.

Production costs were 90 million, the most expensive French film at that time.

That's the thing. How do you convince someone to finance a project like that? And that explains why once you have a success, people throw money at you to do it again. Then you start looking at the low budget independents who do something on a shoestring like "The Blair Witch Project".

One of the Jason Bourne movies the director takes a camera, and Matt Damon walk through a crowd in the train terminal. People start recognizing Damon and they had to run from the mob of fans. So then they had to set up to finish the shots they wanted, with approval from the city, the train company, hire security for crowd control, bring in production crew.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (ZN5vg)

216 Hey Anna

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (vb33c)

217 High school dress code sez no profanity, suggestive stuffor alcohol or drug references.
Unless, it seems, it says "FUCK TRUMP in big bold letters...
Nahhhh, I finally got out of the hood (thank God) but I shan't say where since i don't really need any more AoS doxxing
We shall see on Cinco de Menso
--------------------

Because then it's political speech, and protected (according to the USSC).

Of course, if you went to school with a shirt that suggested committing sexual acts on the current sitting president, you'd be expelled so fast that your head would spin.

Posted by: junior at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (PVi+Q)

218 damn your ($*$*(*@# formatting pixy.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (KlVdw)

219 I actually would be okay with the shirt if it said TUCK FRUMP instead.

Hey, technically it's not profanity...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (ntObR)

220 Harley had a go at it. They tried to patent the sound of their engine. Didn't work out.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc.


I tried to patent the sound of a fart. Judge threw it out.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (W5DcG)

221
190 That's EXACTLY what happened. They didn't cheat, they just took a clever approach. No laws were broken.
This is all a favor for the UAW being returned.

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:23 AM (LAliD)

222 Have to tell you again--the only god Obama worships looks back from his mirror.
Posted by: irongrampa at September 24, 2015 12:22 AM (jeCnD)

maybe but that's not what he gets on his knees for.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:24 AM (vb33c)

223 yankeefifth!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:24 AM (4zDs/)

224 221 It's like NASCAR. If it doesn't break the rules, it's legal.

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:24 AM (LAliD)

225 Western Civilization is officially over.

There's now pumpkin spice flavored tequila.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 12:24 AM (ntObR)

226
Farmer, dunno if you were asking me about Teresa's absence (this was at some Pope thing, I assume?), but it's been a very long time since I had any insights into such things. Have no idea.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:25 AM (QDnY+)

227 Pumpkin Spice? Thought her name was Posh?

Hey Y5

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:25 AM (24ia6)

228 If I were trump I would be selling a specialty line of truck nutz called trump nutz. I would have a special edition in brass and a special special edition plated in 23k.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:25 AM (vb33c)

229 MissTammy!

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:26 AM (vb33c)

230 Trump Deez Nutz?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:26 AM (24ia6)

231 217 Yeah try wearing a shirt that says "FUCK anybody..." who isn't a straight white male and see how far you get.

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:26 AM (LAliD)

232 How are you? Mrs Y5? Methlab? Assistant French Fry thief?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:27 AM (4zDs/)

233 How are you? Mrs Y5? Methlab? Assistant French Fry thief?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:27 AM (4zDs/)


All is well. I am off the island for a while but getting in lots of golf and tennis.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:28 AM (vb33c)

234 Also, David Prowse, the actor whole portrayed the body Darth Vader never received his share of the profit for "Return of the Jedi" as Lucasfilm claimed it never "netted" profit.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 24, 2015 12:17 AM (KlVdw)

Must be some serious magic math going on to show no profit...what a load of horseshit.

Posted by: El Capitan and his sombrero of many colors at September 24, 2015 12:28 AM (ck8TA)

235


Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 24, 2015 12:28 AM (jeCnD)

236 MissTammy,

How are you and Thor?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:29 AM (vb33c)

237 Y5! ! ! !

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:29 AM (QlyN5)

238 Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:19 AM (QlyN5)

I agree with what you wrote, and I believe that there is something wrong with having an uncharitable heart. But I get so sick of the poor being portrayed as the fonts of wisdom while those who enjoy the blessings conferred through obedience are morally stunted. It's just not true.

Oh, well. At least we have the government to deal with those icky poor people so that you and I do not have to.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:30 AM (2ToL9)

239 I am delighted to hear that! Always wonderful to see you!


I am about to fall asleep, so I don't know how much longer I'll be around, but I"m glad I got to say hello.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:30 AM (4zDs/)

240 Chique d'Afrique! How is the nephew?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:30 AM (vb33c)

241 http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=359143#c24227078

Why do you think they have gone after VW so hard? It couldn't have anything to do with VW Tennessee plant rejecting the UAW. Nah! That is just tinfoil conspiracy talk, right?

http://tinyurl.com/VWrejectsUAW

Posted by: Charles at September 24, 2015 12:30 AM (sdgg8)

242 Y5, he's doing great, thanks.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:31 AM (QlyN5)

243 Must be some serious magic math going on to show no profit...what a load of horseshit.

Posted by: El Capitan and his sombrero of many colors at September 24, 2015 12:28 AM (ck8TA)


Hollywood uses "shell" production companies and "structures" transactions in a way that would get you an IRS colonoscopy to avoid paying anyone they can.

The top-billed staff and actors get huge cuts, the little fish get scale, the little actors get scale and promises that are almost never kept.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:31 AM (bLnSU)

244 My favorite:

"I'm not going to buy encyclopedias for my kids. Let them walk to school like I did." Yogi Bera

Priceless.
Goodbye Yogi, thanks for everything.

Posted by: Missbosslady at September 24, 2015 12:31 AM (JILId)

245 I hope Prescient11 didn't watch tonight's South Park.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:32 AM (zt+N6)

246 I am about to fall asleep, so I don't know how much longer I'll be around, but I"m glad I got to say hello.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 24, 2015 12:30 AM (4zDs/)



Odds of our bumping into each other are very low since it appears we are both only rarely here. Glad I got to say hello as well.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:32 AM (vb33c)

247
Glad to hear you're out of the hood, MAx. Thanks for your answer.

AoS doxxing? Yikes.

About this VW thing. Anyone think there's a chance VW can skate through the poor wording of the law/regulation? That would be spectacular, and a tiny bit of justice doled out against the vile orwellian super-state.

Anway we can get this thing in front of CJ Roberts? He certainly seems to have, uh, I don't know, a fairly flexible approach to language and common sense .....

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

248 >>205 Of all the non harleys around here, I have yet to hear one that sounds just like a harley...hard as they try.


Harley's only sound like that when they are running. Broken down, on the side of the road, they sound remarkably similar to a Fiat.

Posted by: Garrett at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (MRjwY)

249 Hollywood is way overdue for an ass-raping from the IRS.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (ntObR)

250
AoS doxxing? Yikes.


He's full of shit.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (zt+N6)

251 But I get so sick of the poor being portrayed as the fonts of wisdom while those who enjoy the blessings conferred through obedience are morally stunted. It's just not true.
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:30 AM

Let's not forget the saintly single moms, every one of whom is beyond reproach, even the ones who don't know who all their baby daddies ate.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (QlyN5)

252 Night IG and who,ever before or after.

Work beckons.

'Night horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (9jeGC)

253 I have been sick of this primary since it started in 2007.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (bLnSU)

254 as regards VW, well I am not especially keen on cheating but I love what they did. even better I have a couple of liberaldogooder friends ranting and raving about their vw diesels being so clean and so fuel efficient and so powerful.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:34 AM (vb33c)

255 Harley's only sound like that when they are running. Broken down, on the side of the road, they sound remarkably similar to a Fiat.
Posted by: Garrett at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (MRjwY)

****

"Potato, Potato, Potato....what?!"

Shit!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:34 AM (3M+DA)

256 243 Must be some serious magic math going on to show no profit...what a load of horseshit.

Posted by: El Capitan and his sombrero of many colors at September 24, 2015 12:28 AM (ck8TA)

Hollywood uses "shell" production companies and "structures" transactions in a way that would get you an IRS colonoscopy to avoid paying anyone they can.

The top-billed staff and actors get huge cuts, the little fish get scale, the little actors get scale and promises that are almost never kept.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:31 AM (bLnSU)



IIRC, the lid got blown off of this in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchwald_v._Paramount -- where Art Buchwald managed to get a settlement for a movie where "Hollywood Accounting" showed a loss.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 12:35 AM (EzgxV)

257 "Harley had a go at it. They tried to patent the sound of their engine."

The "technological innovators" at Apple attempted to patent screen icons with rounded corners.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 12:35 AM (noWW6)

258 Basically as I understand it, the way it works is thus. The actors (who don't have the clout) work for company A. Company A has to pay company B a huge fee for something. On the books, company A makes zero profit or close to it. Company B however, which the actors don't work for, makes a killing.

All the accounting and trickery gets much more complicated than that, but that's the basics of how the scam is done.

That's how the big money boys do it. They have legions of lawyers and other specialists who figure out all sorts of complicated loopholes and tricks to pull.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 24, 2015 12:36 AM (dvuhZ)

259 Let's not forget the saintly single moms, every one of whom is beyond
reproach, even the ones who don't know who all their baby daddies ate.


Phrasing??!??

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:36 AM (24ia6)

260 Let's not forget the saintly single moms, every one of whom is beyond reproach, even the ones who don't know who all their baby daddies ate.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (QlyN5)





I have always found it interesting that the phrase "baby daddy" was invented and has now even entered into the mainstream as an acceptable phrase.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (vb33c)

261 253 I have been sick of this primary since it started in 2007.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (bLnSU)



If you think about it, for the Democrats that's going to become very true. Biden and Hillary both ran for president in 2007.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (zt+N6)

262 209 The testing protocol for emissions is very finite and is performed quickly so it only samples very few parameters. Easy to program a computer around that few.

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (LAliD)

263 Um, who their baby daddies *are*. Although "ate" also works in this case.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (QlyN5)

264
250
AoS doxxing? Yikes.


He's full of shit.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (zt+N6)



Did I miss something?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

265 Harley's only sound like that when they are running. Broken down, on the side of the road, they sound remarkably similar to a Fiat.
Posted by: Garrett at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (MRjwY)


a guy in my parking garage traded in his jaguar for a maserati. apparently he has a penchant for beautiful cars that do not run.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:38 AM (vb33c)

266 Rhomboid,

That VW skating through with a tricky reading of the legislation would a win like seeing Rosie O'Donnell admit on the View that she is a hateful old hag who is also a drunk and 9/11 truther.

They are toast at least in the US. The more interesting thing is that there are folks asking if there are additional issues that will sink VW financially that is why they worked so hard to make this TDI win. There was a news article I read over the weekend that also asked if the gasoline engines in VW were corrupted with the same code issues.

Posted by: Charles at September 24, 2015 12:38 AM (sdgg8)

267 The "technological innovators" at Apple attempted to patent screen icons with rounded corners.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 12:35 AM (noWW6)


I invented "rounded corners". I invented the whole allahdamn circle!! I was so far ahead of everyone I had to invent a name for it - a "rounded box" ... which was initially led me to the later research on "rounded corners".

Posted by: Little Ahmed, Inventor of Time at September 24, 2015 12:38 AM (zc3Db)

268 If you think about it, for the Democrats that's going to become very true. Biden and Hillary both ran for president in 2007.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (zt+N6)


It is only a very small consolation that they are probably sick of it too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 12:38 AM (bLnSU)

269 "Hollywood uses 'shell' production companies and 'structures' transactions in a way that would get you an IRS colonoscopy"

The billionaire moguls of Hollyweird pour tons of money into the Democratic Party for decades, while cheating the living shit out of their tax filings.

Lois Lerner gets turned loose on... a handful of heartland nobodies.

Dots. Connections. Some assembly required.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 12:38 AM (noWW6)

270 Let's not forget the saintly single moms, every one of whom is beyond reproach, even the ones who don't know who all their baby daddies ate.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:33 AM (QlyN5)

Yeah, but at least we have set them free to explore their sexual selves. Ever notice how moral breakdown hurts women and children the most? By the way, as frustrating as those situations are, guys who refuse to support their kids are the lowest in my book.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:39 AM (2ToL9)

271 so the SWAT situation in Atlanta is over....

Suspect Dindu Nuffin was allegedly engaged in a carjacking since he had to get his ill grandmother over the river and through the woods...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at September 24, 2015 12:40 AM (g8Hfr)

272 RIP the great Yogi Barra
Posted by: ThunderB at September 23, 2015 11:44 PM

DITTO HERE

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

It ain't over till it's over.

Go to everyone's funerals. That way they'll come to yours.

Posted by: Farmer at September 24, 2015 12:40 AM (o/90i)

273 I just wanted to brag a little bit: 2nd book is officially started - ~3000 words done tonight.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at September 23, 2015 11:42 PM (M1uf/)
Here's an excerpt:
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy....

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (5zyvn)

274
250 Gee buzzion you know everything that's ever happened here dontcha.
Some asshole posted something at #250 and used your name as his nick
At least try to give the appearance of not being an idiot. Appearances matter.

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (LAliD)

275 I appreciate this site so this is not a complaint about it, but more an observation about the fix we're in in our country. Night after night I read the quotes and comments here about the Left (and all its related evils) and it is like a loop of outrage and outraged responses. There is hardly anything more to learn -- just an ongoing spectacle of the same basic outrages by the same players. So I wonder, when does it change? When does it change where it matters -- in our politics.

But I look at our candidates and I don't see anybody who acts or speaks like they really know -- deeply comprehends -- who the Left is and what's going on, not in a way expressed by almost everybody who comments here. This lacuna of comprehension is bizarre. Trump to my knowledge has never said anything about the Left. He talks about the media and our incompetent, stupid leaders; but he misses the distinct ideological Leftist threat. Walker, who should have known about it more than anybody, was weirdly MIA on the subject in his aborted campaign. As for Bush, Rubio and Kasich -- forget it. As the expression goes, "they wouldn't say shit if they had a mouth full of it." Cruz will talk about the Left, but with not close to the definition and urgency needed. He talks about them in a roundabout way, through issues. Fiorina -- I've never heard her mention the Left in the way we understand them to be. Carson probably talks more about "PC" and its degradation of discourse than anybody, but not directly about the Left. There is no one who seems to be aware, or willing to name and expound on the obvious, lurid truths of what is wrong in our country and who is responsible.

Then I remembered Reagan. Reagan would frequently talk about liberals (the word "leftists" wasn't so common then, I guess). He would sprinkle almost every speech with mocking and withering quips, jabs and observations about liberals. He understood who they were, and he said so. But no one today does this about the Left.

I want to believe this is a good, strong and diverse field of candidates. But then I wonder -- why can't anybody say the things we know to be true, the truths about the Left that are killing this country and that we hash and rehash endlessly here and other places because there is an endless source of outrages every day.

It's profoundly frustrating, even at times despairing, as I wonder if any of these candidates are really prepared for the fight we know is coming.

Posted by: rrpjr at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (s/yC1)

276 Y5, I assume baby daddy = sperm donor. As opposed to a father who is actually involved in his child's life.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (QlyN5)

277 263 Um, who their baby daddies *are*. Although "ate" also works in this case.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (QlyN5)

Wasn't going to say anything...

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (2ToL9)

278 so the SWAT situation in Atlanta is over....

Suspect Dindu Nuffin was allegedly engaged in a carjacking since he had to get his ill grandmother over the river and through the woods...
Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at September 24, 2015 12:40 AM (g8Hfr)

*****

Never heard about this thing in my (somewhat) backyard. What's up?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (3M+DA)

279 You're full of shit DAve. No one doxxed you. In fact really the only person ever guilty of doxxing was someone you usually cry about wondering where they went. Purple Avenger.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:43 AM (zt+N6)

280 Basically as I understand it, the way it works is thus. The actors (who don't have the clout) work for company A. Company A has to pay company B a huge fee for something. On the books, company A makes zero profit or close to it. Company B however, which the actors don't work for, makes a killing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 24, 2015 12:36 AM

"Company B" is also slang for "Cocaine Budget."

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 12:43 AM (EWg9n)

281 278 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (3M+DA)

http://tinyurl.com/nawpswj

SWAT waited the barricaded darling out...

no name or photo released...

which means it is "name that party"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at September 24, 2015 12:43 AM (g8Hfr)

282 *watches AoS swerve into the ditch*

Time to write some more.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:44 AM (24ia6)

283 I don't mix peanut butter, jelly, and bacon. It ain't natural and has been shown to be lethal. But, I have been known to put 8 or 10 slices of bacon on a sammich. Oh, yeah. Just use plain old honey wheat bread, slice your tomaters thin and stack em high, mostly use Hellmans or even sometimes Miracle Whip, kosher salt, coarse black pepper, served with Crawtater chips (careful you don't break a teeth), perhaps a couple pickled boiled eggs. and finally a couple Shiner Bocks. This is a good meal for watching Walking Dead. The flatulence will wake the Walking Dead. And kill them again too.

Posted by: Eromero at September 24, 2015 12:45 AM (go5uR)

284 282 Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:44 AM (24ia6)

sorry Ms Puma...

didn't mean to drag the ONT down...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at September 24, 2015 12:45 AM (g8Hfr)

285 Sven I left it generic to prevent a professional victim from getting all fainting couch drama queen on me.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:46 AM (24ia6)

286 Y5, I assume baby daddy = sperm donor. As opposed to a father who is actually involved in his child's life.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (QlyN5)




agreed. my question is more when did the phrase come into usage and when was it an acceptable title. it has to be no more than 20 years old. for centuries it was mom and dad but it suddenly became necessary to coin a new phrase and define a new relationship.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:46 AM (vb33c)

287
agreed. my question is more when did the phrase come into usage and when was it an acceptable title. it has to be no more than 20 years old. for centuries it was mom and dad but it suddenly became necessary to coin a new phrase and define a new relationship.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:46 AM (vb33c)


The 90s? Wasn't there a rap song that prominently used "Baby daddy?"

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:48 AM (zt+N6)

288 285 Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:46 AM (24ia6)

Ah, good...

yeah I was interested that NO national outlet thought a 5 hour siege was newsworthy....

so when it ended with only twitchy reporting on it I thought...hey ONT....

I think my big toe is falling off.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at September 24, 2015 12:48 AM (g8Hfr)

289 279 You're full of shit DAve. No one doxxed you. In fact really the only person ever guilty of doxxing was someone you usually cry about wondering where they went. Purple Avenger.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:43 AM (zt+N6)




Oh, is this the usual MAx thing?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 12:48 AM (EzgxV)

290 Well, Y5, mom + dad married and raising their kids together is becoming less and less common.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:48 AM (QlyN5)

291 250 Gee buzzion you know everything that's ever happened here dontcha.
Some asshole posted something at #250 and used your name as his nick
At least try to give the appearance of not being an idiot. Appearances matter.

Posted by: MAx at September 24, 2015 12:41 AM (LAliD)

****

MAx/DAve. My name is Tim, and I live in Cobb County, GA.

That right there is 3 more data points than your "doxing" achieved.

Knock on my door within 48 hours, and I'll hand you ten crisp Benjamins.

Unless and until you can do that, kindly STFU about about being "outed". Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 12:50 AM (3M+DA)

292 It probably came from the black community. Sigh.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:50 AM (QlyN5)

293 You're full of shit DAve. No one doxxed you. In fact really the only person ever guilty of doxxing was someone you usually cry about wondering where they went. Purple Avenger.
Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:43 AM (zt+N6)


Wait, who did Purp doxx?

Posted by: The Inquiring Hat at September 24, 2015 12:51 AM (vBeA5)

294 What is not in the current story being written for fear of being sued.

Ahmed and His Magical Clock

"Oh! Ah! Ahmed! Oh! You wind me up!!!!!" Screamed the Clock.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 12:51 AM (24ia6)

295 No. Baby daddy is a non-spouse father of a woman's child. Likewise, baby momma is non-spouse mother of man's child.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:51 AM (2ToL9)

296 Just like twerking, which we learned can be culturally appropriated and thus must be jealousy guarded.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:53 AM (QlyN5)

297 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pic

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/646763827758022657

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/646764332764778500

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/646764636839260160

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/646764876061392897

Posted by: kbdabear at September 24, 2015 12:53 AM (GrXXa)

298 There actually has been at least one Hollywood movie that more or less condemned the "baby daddy" culture. The below is one that no less than Roger Ebert liked.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255819/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 12:53 AM (ntObR)

299 A simple example I've seen of "Hollywood Accounting" is the following. Imagine two kids, brother and sister, who are going to set up a lemonade stand (better make sure to get the proper permits, now, but just go with it). Mom tells them they have to split the profits 50/50.

Big brother makes little sis do most of the work, but then he charges the lemonade stand company a big fee for his important work, like marketing, use of his brain power, and other overhead. Say they make $20 profit. Well, big brother's fee for all that is exactly $20. The lemonade stand makes zero profit and little sis gets nothing.

Honest Mom, we didn't make anything.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 24, 2015 12:54 AM (dvuhZ)

300 I may have found a childhood photo of The Empress

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/646794265868156929

Posted by: kbdabear at September 24, 2015 12:54 AM (GrXXa)

301 https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=73v=P3WaVactj5M My Anus

Posted by: Toonces at September 24, 2015 12:55 AM (e7T6D)

302 Wait, who did Purp doxx?

Posted by: The Inquiring Hat at September 24, 2015 12:51 AM (vBeA5)


I remember seeing it happen once maybe twice. Someone being a bit of an asshole in a thread and Purp used his blog keys to look up the information on the guy, like the IP source information, and would say to them something like "gee would your Employer XYZ like to know what you're spending company time doing?"

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:55 AM (zt+N6)

303 I first heard it about 15 years ago in lower class white communities. About the same time the phrase "love on you" came into vogue. Makes me cringe every time I hear it.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:56 AM (2ToL9)

304 nevermind.. my link no worky... sorry

Posted by: Toonces at September 24, 2015 12:56 AM (e7T6D)

305 292 It probably came from the black community. Sigh.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:50 AM (QlyN5)



Yeah same with "baby momma." It was either used by characters on TV from the ghetto, or else a white guy trying to sound like he's from the street, either seriously or as a joke.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:57 AM (zt+N6)

306 Ernie Hudson agrees to appear in the new Ghostbusters thing. Guess the $$$ was too much to turn down? I 'm trying to be positive... at least this new one will result in fonder memories of Ghostbusters 2.

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 12:58 AM (EWg9n)

307 Apparently, "loving on people" is now American evangelical speak. Very grating.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 24, 2015 12:58 AM (QlyN5)

308 https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=73v=P3WaVactj5M trying again.... My Anus... laugh, cry... you're 12 again... heh

Posted by: Toonces at September 24, 2015 12:58 AM (e7T6D)

309 Night CdA, BuzzI, everyone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:59 AM (vb33c)

310 C'mon, baby girl. Let daddy love on ya for a little while. Yecccchhhh.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at September 24, 2015 12:59 AM (2ToL9)

311
rrpjr, good comment.

I'd switch the emphasis to the major issues, more than the "Left".

Mass illegal migration, the most ruinous distortion of medical finance yet (and one that enshrines a ridiculously un-American subjugation of citizens to the state), fiscal insanity, monetary insanity, constitutional derailment (judicial tyranny and legislation, executive lawlessness, the de facto surrender of budget and appropriations by Congress to the executive), race-baiting suffusing federal behavior.

I sense almost no urgency or focus whatsoever on these things. Trump merely bumps up against some of these things in a desultory and often artless way - and vaults to the lead, easily. While at times the electorate itself seems beyond hope, it's clear that many people are aware of these serious problems and respond strongly to anyone addressing them in any way.

Walker's departure comment about uniting around someone to eclipse the front-runner was pretty shocking. "Positive messages" are not lacking, and they're nothing but fluff. The minority of the electorate with a clue (itself a minority of GOP voters) arelooking for real action on vital issues. Not messages of any kind. Actions, or plausible designs for action.

The "deep GOP bench" really looks quite unimpressive, already. There were really only ever three impressive guys on that bench. One turns out to be not so impressive, and is gone already (Walker). Jindal looks like he'll never even show up on the electoral radar. Cruz remains. (never thought Perry would do much this time, either) Lots of variety in the rest, but none of them seem likely to be up to the very big tasks at hand.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:59 AM (QDnY+)

312 Yeah, don't appropriate Twerking!

Epileptics have so little to call their own, culturally.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:00 AM (bLnSU)

313 Oh, and Bryan Cranston wants to do more more Malcolm in the Middle episodes.

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 01:01 AM (EWg9n)

314 250 AoS doxxing? Yikes.
He's full of shit.
Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 201

Just like all those 'tards that vandalize their own stuff & scream racism.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:01 AM (Vm8WO)

315 Anyway, I finally found my million-dollar idea: a slide projector... for your toilet!!

Imagine being able to project the facial image of your least favorite libtard celebrity or politician onto the bottom of your bowl, and then taking a nice smelly crap right into their face. EVERY projector will come with *free* slides bearing the images of the faces of:

- Barbra Streisand
- Bernie Sanders
- Jane Fonda
- Sean Penn
- Hillary Clinton
- George Clooney
- Alan Grayson
- Mark Ruffalo

...and many, many more to come!!

Think I should go to Kickstarter and start raking in the seed money. I'm FINALLY gonna be rich!!!!

;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:02 AM (ntObR)

316 Hey, Bebe, how are things going? I'm online so little these days.

Gushie said you were doing fine, but I didn't get much detail (short conversation a little while back).

Hope things are going well.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:03 AM (bLnSU)

317 Is Bill Murray on board for Ghostbusters III?

Because I've read he's pretty much THE reason it's hasn't happened yet, he's been notoriously noncommital about it, and given how well he's done in the 30 years since the original, he better love every dang minute of making GB3 or he'll probably abandon the project and leave everyone else holding the bag.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:04 AM (ntObR)

318 In 2008, the day after O won, the local paper came and had O's face emblazoned on the front and huge "VJ Day" dark bold lettering announcing his victory.

I took that front page outside, laid it on the ground, and took a long piss right on O's face. Accomplished nothing, but damn it felt good. My opinion has only gotten worse since.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 24, 2015 01:05 AM (dvuhZ)

319 In noting Yogi's Berra confused quips I am reminded of a fellow with a related problem-Rev William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930, the warden of New college in Oxford, England, who gave his name to a form of crazy talk known as "spoonerisms". A spoonerism is an unintentional interchange of sounds in two or more words.

Forn instance, Rev Spooner once told a rector, "The vicar knows every crook and nanny in the parish."

Spooner, who taught history at Oxford, once told a non productive student, "You have hissed all your mystery lectures and completely wasted two whole worms."

Spooner must have been the model for the priest played by Rowan Atkinson in the movie "Four Weddings and a Funeral" who bungles the marital vows for at a wedding, for Spooner once told a groom at a wedding "It is kistomary to cuss the bride."

from "Holy Humor"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2015 01:05 AM (1+XCd)

320 I forgot, what happened to Purp?

Posted by: Lauren at September 24, 2015 01:07 AM (/lvv6)

321 Bebe! How are you doing?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 24, 2015 01:07 AM (fC9RO)

322 Is Bill Murray on board for Ghostbusters III? Because I've read he's pretty much THE reason it's hasn't happened yet, he's been notoriously noncommital about it, and given how well he's done in the 30 years since the original, he better love every dang minute of making GB3 or he'll probably abandon the project and leave everyone else holding the bag.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:04 AM

Bill Murray is not only onboard, he's going to appear in it. So is Dan Ackroyd. This is, apparently (Hudson, Murray and Ackroyd cameos) a last minute thing. I smell fear and desperation on the part of the producers. Very disappointed in all 3 of them.

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 01:08 AM (EWg9n)

323
Thanks FS. That Atkinson scene was pretty good. Used to see his Mr. Bean shorts on trans-Atlantic flights, they were excellent.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:08 AM (QDnY+)

324 279 In fact really the only person ever guilty of doxxing was someone you usually cry about wondering where they went. Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 12:43 AM (zt+N6)

Yeah, always whining about how put upon by the mean girlz his asshole interwebz buddies are. Puts me in mind of how tfg always sides with dictators like Chavez while slamming Israel.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:09 AM (Vm8WO)

325 otho, what I've read is that Reitman & Co. wouldn't make GB3 without Murray, and they were all onboard years ago, except for Murray who's literally dithered for years about it and would never commit to anything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:09 AM (ntObR)

326 322 Is Bill Murray on board for Ghostbusters III? Because I've read he's pretty much THE reason it's hasn't happened yet, he's been notoriously noncommital about it, and given how well he's done in the 30 years since the original, he better love every dang minute of making GB3 or he'll probably abandon the project and leave everyone else holding the bag.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:04 AM

Bill Murray is not only onboard, he's going to appear in it. So is Dan Ackroyd. This is, apparently (Hudson, Murray and Ackroyd cameos) a last minute thing. I smell fear and desperation on the part of the producers. Very disappointed in all 3 of them.

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 01:08 AM (EWg9n)



You know another Ghostbusters has already been announced. With a male cast.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:09 AM (zt+N6)

327
Yeah, this Purp stuff is interesting. Buzzion, for a dead guy, you have a pretty good base of AoS history. I remember Purp, and I remember him disappearing, and I don't remember ever knowing what happened. Maybe you have fingered the reason.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:10 AM (QDnY+)

328 Cornell Seeks Diversity Ph.D., Qualifications Irrelevant

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pdju2xg

Posted by: The diversity shark, who has just been jumped at September 24, 2015 01:10 AM (vBeA5)

329 Ah yes, Spooner. He may have been the third one in that book I can't find of quotes with Sam Goldwyn and Yogi Berra.

To a woman who sat down in a reserved section, Spooner said, "Mardon me, padam, this pie is occopewed. May I sew you to another sheet?"

Giving a toast to Queen Victoria at some fancy banquet: "God save our queer old dean."

They say the man was absolutely brilliant. The trouble was his mind was so far ahead of his mouth, he just constantly jumbled things up.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 24, 2015 01:11 AM (dvuhZ)

330 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2015 01:05 AM (1+XCd)

And then there was always Norm Crosby.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 24, 2015 01:11 AM (zc3Db)

331 Loved Ghostbusters. Didn't, and don't, feel the need for any sequels or remakes. YMMV.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:11 AM (QDnY+)

332 @326 You know another Ghostbusters has already been announced. With a male cast.
-----------------------

They're hoping to turn it into a movie franchise.

Posted by: junior at September 24, 2015 01:12 AM (PVi+Q)

333 You know another Ghostbusters has already been announced. With a male cast.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:09 AM

Ah, I see. No, I don't know about that. I have my doubts it will make it into production. This other... thing... will blow such large chunks in voluminous quantities it'll kill it. The only hope of doing GB3 was the original team. With Ramis dead, there's no point.

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 01:14 AM (EWg9n)

334 Who is Norm Crosby? The name sounds familiar, but I can't recall.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2015 01:14 AM (1+XCd)

335 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 24, 2015 01:15 AM (YJmuy)

336 334 Who is Norm Crosby? The name sounds familiar, but I can't recall.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2015 01:14 AM (1+XCd)


Bing's brother?

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:15 AM (zt+N6)

337 Thanks for clearing that mystery up, Buzz. I always wondered what happened to that guy. He just vanished. He used to be great at putting up new threads when there were big lags. I saw him threaten to ban people a lot without much provocation. That said, if he did do that, that opens up liability issues for Ace as if he doesn't have enough.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:15 AM (2x3L+)

338 316 Hey, Bebe, how are things going? I'm online so little these days.
Gushie said you were doing fine, but I didn't get much detail (short conversation a little while back).
Hope things are going well.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:03 AM (bLnSU)

I'm hanging in there. Waiting for probationary period to be over at work so I can on with things. How are you feeling?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:15 AM (Vm8WO)

339 Yeah, this Purp stuff is interesting. Buzzion, for a dead guy, you have a pretty good base of AoS history. I remember Purp, and I remember him disappearing, and I don't remember ever knowing what happened. Maybe you have fingered the reason.

I don't think that was the reason, i remember Ace himself threatening to post ip's a time or two, i could sware i remember why he left, but i just can't bring it to the forefront of my addled old brain right now.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 24, 2015 01:16 AM (VviqM)

340 Has Ace ever explained what he does for a living? Or does he actually make a living just getting ad revenue from this blog?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:16 AM (ntObR)

341 Who is Norm Crosby? The name sounds familiar, but I can't recall.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2015 01:14 AM (1+XCd)


An old comic (60s, 70s) who used to come up with the funniest malapropisms. it was mostly natural, I assume. If not, then he was a true comic genius.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 24, 2015 01:16 AM (zc3Db)

342 321 Bebe! How are you doing?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 24, 2015 01:07 AM (

Alex! Made myself go on a forced march after work despite a roaring headache. How you doing? Back home after your road trip?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:18 AM (Vm8WO)

343 They're hoping to turn it into a movie franchise.
Posted by: junior at September 24, 2015 01:12 AM (PVi+Q)


Having the in-universe franchise is actually a neat idea. Just imagine all the localization...

Posted by: The Ghostly Hat at September 24, 2015 01:18 AM (vBeA5)

344 I'm almost certain Purp left because of something work related, but i could be wrong.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 24, 2015 01:18 AM (VviqM)

345 Norm Crosby?

Old Catskills-era comedian. Kind of a rapid-fire joke machine. Never had much of a persona. Kind of creepy as he seemed to have no standards of taste whatsoever, although he wasn't really a "blue" comic.

I personally never liked him much. He seemed to have absolutely no criteria for doing any particular TV show (I always saw him on TV, never anywhere else) except that he could pick up another paycheck.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:18 AM (ntObR)

346 337 Thanks for clearing that mystery up, Buzz. I always wondered what happened to that guy. He just vanished. He used to be great at putting up new threads when there were big lags. I saw him threaten to ban people a lot without much provocation. That said, if he did do that, that opens up liability issues for Ace as if he doesn't have enough.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:15 AM (2x3L+)



Eh, I don't know if that's why he is gone. I just get sick of hearing his name being one of those brought up in the "You guys are mean and have run off people like..." B.S. I know he also was getting quite a few threads pulled down without much explanation as well.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:19 AM (zt+N6)

347 i remember Ace himself threatening to post ip's a time or two,

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 24, 2015 01:16 AM (VviqM)


Yeah ... remember that. I don't remember why, exactly, but I think it was an earlier incarnation of the "banning rules". People weren't being funny enough or something.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 24, 2015 01:19 AM (zc3Db)

348 Back in the 1970s, anytime some no-name TV special needed another name to fill out its roster, it seems like they could always get Norm Crosby to come on for five minutes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 01:19 AM (ntObR)

349 I remember him being pretty free swinging with the ban hammer.

Posted by: Lauren at September 24, 2015 01:20 AM (/lvv6)

350 I'm hanging in there. Waiting for probationary period to be over at work so I can on with things. How are you feeling?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:15 AM (Vm8WO)


Well, I just had my daily "inhale water and cough until you almost pass out" incident, but other than that, a lot better than a month ago.

I lost 35 lbs! No, that's not healthy, not in a few weeks anyway. Every so often some of the heart drugs mysteriously stop working as if they weren't even there.

Never the really bad ones, sadly.

How long for the probation? I know it will go smoothly, you'll knock their socks off, to abuse an idiom.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:20 AM (bLnSU)

351 343 They're hoping to turn it into a movie franchise.
Posted by: junior at September 24, 2015 01:12 AM (PVi+Q)
Having the in-universe franchise is actually a neat idea. Just imagine all the localization...
Posted by: The Ghostly Hat at September 24, 2015 01:18 AM

Ooooo, if they do one on fapping ghosts Buzzion could star in it!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:22 AM (Vm8WO)

352 Actually, I remember reading that too about him leaving for work stuff. That may have another version of needing to spend more time with my wife and kids that we hear a lot. He was a pretty smart guy. I liked him, but I'd barely been here so I don't know his history well. I remember him saying he was slightly Aspy I think. IIRC, he worked for NASA and had lots of great stories about the space program

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:22 AM (2x3L+)

353 Night morans. Well, Rich Lowry has officially lost it. Wow.


Oh, and remember in first debate, where Carly said she never donated to HRC, that was a total misrepresentation.


Jeffrey Lord at conservative review did some digging and wrote a great piece.



Carly is quite the fan of hrc. Quite the fan. Lol

Posted by: Prescient11 at September 24, 2015 01:23 AM (S85kT)

354 Bebe,

I'm back home. Drove twenty hours on Sunday night and got home at 7pm on Monday night. I had an incredible time and can't wait for the next one in two years.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 24, 2015 01:23 AM (fC9RO)

355 rrpjr,

Andrew Breibart always liked to say that "politics is downstream from culture", if that is true, then the public backlash would have to come from the citizenry first.

You're correct, you can peruse every right side website everyday and read the constant lament to lambast about the defects in today's culture, but it is not discussed in the main stream. Sure, you see some examples of John Q sticking his finger in the leftists eye, but they are few and any coverage is slanted towards the opposition.

Many of us were raised in an era when great stress was put on the need to be polite, most especially in public. I doubt it occurred to anyone that a time might come where being polite would become a fool's errand.

Politicians will always jump on the bandwagon downstream. We must be the ones to openly, publicly and unabashedly reassert the culture that we weep for on these blogs.

Personally, I never miss an opportunity to make loud proclamations in public daring a lefty to prove me wrong. I have thrown good manners out the window as they do not serve me now, in hopes that I can return to them later.

I have developed quite the reputation of late for being loud and proud about my value system and eager to share with any lefty who dares, the abhorrence of their ideology. It was a little difficult at first, against my learned behavior, but once you do it a few times you really start to groove.

Its all well and good to commiserate with like-minded folks, but now it's time to start cracking heads, figuratively. You've got to speak up and use other societal tools. Mockery is a fantastic tool. I never miss an opportunity to speak up anymore. I do it with humor, I appeal to their logic, I browbeat, whatever it takes. I don't care anymore what people think of me and to be honest I really don't get a lot of negative results. Lefties are only winning because we've been letting them. Scratch the surface of any prog and you will likely find a complete coward.

We're losing the culture to a bunch bitchy girls and beta boys, if they win then we deserve it.

Me, I'm not going down like that. I'm taking some scalps with me.

Posted by: Missbosslady at September 24, 2015 01:24 AM (JILId)

356 Ooooo, if they do one on fapping ghosts Buzzion could star in it!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:22 AM

Spengler: "Ray, I don't think that stuff is marshmallow..."

Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 01:25 AM (EWg9n)

357 Norm Crosby
http://youtu.be/fnX-EPaAIdU

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at September 24, 2015 01:26 AM (oQQwD)

358 350 How long for the probation? I know it will go smoothly, you'll knock their socks off, to abuse an idiom.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:20 AM (bLnSU)

Standard 3 months, but apparently they regularly take longer to get the paperwork done. Sigh. Could be worse, but there's stuff I'd really like to finish off & I can't do it until I go permanent.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:27 AM (Vm8WO)

359 Well, one person I really liked got banned whom I'll leave unnamed, but it was for good reason. But, I do have some sympathy people complaining about losing people they liked. If you've spent any amount of time here and in comments, you have to know what crosses the line. There really are only a few things. He always flirted with crossing that line and then Ace banned him. I can't say it wasn't deserved.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:27 AM (2x3L+)

360 356 Spengler: "Ray, I don't think that stuff is marshmallow..."
Posted by: otho at September 24, 2015 01:25 AM (

And gives a whole new meaning to being slimed.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:30 AM (Vm8WO)

361 Good luck with your interview chique.



MWNP: You dealt with nhtsa? Dude, they are totally lost on computer shit. And cars are half computer these days.


I'm watching hannity, feel sorry for him.



Kasich is literally overtoasted white bread. Nice guy, no thanks.

Posted by: Prescient11 at September 24, 2015 01:31 AM (S85kT)

362 Good ont maet, thx.

Posted by: Prescient11 at September 24, 2015 01:31 AM (S85kT)

363 Standard 3 months, but apparently they regularly take longer to get the paperwork done. Sigh. Could be worse, but there's stuff I'd really like to finish off & I can't do it until I go permanent.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:27 AM (Vm8WO)


Yeah, I was a temp at one place for six months, the HR VP forced the issue and signed me on as permanent (waived the probation). Temping is a lot of money for *them*.

It was a good job.

Fingers crossed!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:32 AM (bLnSU)

364 If the tentacled terror is hanging out, you may want to take a peek at teefury tonight.

I almost lol'ed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 24, 2015 01:33 AM (YJmuy)

365 Hesitant to ask, prescient, but how did Lowry lose it? I'm lazy this way, so if you can brutally summarize that would be great. Expectations of NR in general have I assume been, uh, "relaxed" downwards for some time, so I figure it must be something new?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:33 AM (QDnY+)

366 It's impossible to get decent Chinese takeout in China, Cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba, and that's all you need to know about communism.

-- PJ O'Rourke

-----------

Heh. I spend a couple weeks in Cina each year. I can testify from personal experience that authentic Chinese food tastes pretty much like shit. Give me PF Changs any day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:34 AM (E99n6)

367 I can testify from personal experience that authentic Chinese food tastes pretty much like shit. Give me PF Changs any day.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:34 AM (E99n6)

OMG, this! And the fucking bones in everything! Gross!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:36 AM (Vm8WO)

368 So, Trump got raped on South Park tonight. I can't wait to see his nextTwitter rampage.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:37 AM (2x3L+)

369 368 So, Trump got raped on South Park tonight. I can't wait to see his nextTwitter rampage.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:37 AM (2x3L+)



Eh. Bruce Jenner got it worse. And looks like they're going to keep up the mockery of PC too.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:39 AM (zt+N6)

370 authentic Chinese food tastes pretty much like shit. Give me PF Changs any day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:34 AM (E99n6)


Call me an insular American Western Patriarchal Stooge or whatever, but generally there is a scale of "authentic" to "inauthentic" when it comes to food, and a little bit outside the "authentic" half seems to be the best place to be.

Especially having traveled a few authentic places with authentic really crappy poorly-prepared food.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:40 AM (bLnSU)

371 364 Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 24, 2015 01:33

Blanco! So did you end up touching Ms Tammy inappropriately, or did you leave DC to face the wrath of Thor on his own? Although Marine, probably saw it as an opportunity for 2 entertaining diversions.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:40 AM (Vm8WO)

372 Who would the South Park folks cheering for-Bernie Sanders?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 24, 2015 01:41 AM (1+XCd)

373 Eh. Bruce Jenner got it worse. And looks like they're going to keep up the mockery of PC too.
Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:39 AM (zt+N6)

****

Mockery of PC should be job one for them. Simply awesome.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 24, 2015 01:41 AM (3M+DA)

374 OMG, this! And the fucking bones in everything! Gross!

-------

Don't get me started. I always look for chicken and rice on the menu, but sometimes the "chicken" turns out to be crunchy and full of bones because it's actually baby frogs.

My strategy is to tank up on that disgusting shaojiu rocket fuel because after a few shots of that, you don't care what you eat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:41 AM (E99n6)

375 Most "authentic" food is peasant food, and is made fro whatever is at hand and is designed to keep you alive.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 24, 2015 01:42 AM (fC9RO)

376
Especially having traveled a few authentic places with authentic really crappy poorly-prepared food.

----

I traveled across Tibet eating food cooked over yak dung in Tibetan people's' roadhouse/living room. After that, I never complained about crappy food in American dives again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:44 AM (E99n6)

377 Yeah, Buzz, maybe it will give him something to distract him from Fox News. I can't imagine him not responding and ignoring this. He's fun to watch. His biggest problem is how easy he is to caricature. He mostly tries to kelp a sense of humor about it at least. He was funny on Fallon. SNL is probably salivating at the idea of him being Prez.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:45 AM (2x3L+)

378
This goes back to the start of the great transformation under Deng, but in the south of China we encountered some pretty good food. Shanghai, Guanzhou, and of course Hong Kong. And Dalian had very good seafood. Harbin way up north was interesting, esp. to me, but food was odd (though good heavy Russian bread for sale on the street).

PJ's formula wouldn't really apply to the mother commie ship, Russia, as "communism" would not have been the main reasonone couldn't get good Russian food in Russia (there just isn't all that much that's good). Ate at the first private restaurant in the USSR in 1987, was fairly stunned - things I'd never heard of, traditional dishes, smoked meats - it was very good. So there are some things there.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:45 AM (QDnY+)

379 I will just sit back tonight and think about the time between posts....and then think some more......

Maet and Merv......dang!

Posted by: Richard from....... at September 24, 2015 01:45 AM (kFkpX)

380 374 My strategy is to tank up on that disgusting shaojiu rocket fuel because after a few shots of that, you don't care what you eat.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:41

I hope the rot gut is killing all the germs. I saw coworkers who regularly travelled to places with dicey hygene (India, South America...) and eat whatever no problem get sick as hell from real Chinese food.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:46 AM (tTuIl)

381 226
Farmer, dunnoo if you were asking me about Teresa's absence (this was at some Pope thing, I assume?), but it's been a very long time since I had any insights into such things. Have no idea
Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 12:25 AM

I think were are the same points? What are these people up to?

China sounds like it sucks. ?

Be well all, I'm off to bed tomorrow.

T

Posted by: Farmer at September 24, 2015 01:47 AM (o/90i)

382 Hong Kong has great food. It's one of the most cosmopolitan places on Earth, thanks to the Brits and their oppressive white colonialism. The rest of China could take a lesson.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:47 AM (E99n6)

383 The reason that most "ethnic" food is heavily seasoned is because the raw stock is assumed to be (a) disfavored [e.g. dog] or (b) past its "best-by" date. This is true from Cajun to Indian; Thai to Jamaican; Ethiopian to Sichuan.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 01:47 AM (EzgxV)

384 "...Especially having traveled a few "authentic" places with "authentic", really crappy poorly-prepared food.
-Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:40 AM (bLnSU)

'Merica.

We'll do your shit better than you've ever done your own shit.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 01:48 AM (OQ9R7)

385 Missbosslady,


Fantastic post!!!


Sleepy time. Night horde.

Posted by: Prescient11 at September 24, 2015 01:49 AM (S85kT)

386 383 The reason that most "ethnic" food is heavily seasoned is because the raw stock is assumed to be (a) disfavored [e.g. dog] or (b) past its "best-by" date. This is true from Cajun to Indian; Thai to Jamaican; Ethiopian to Sichuan.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 01:47 AM (EzgxV)



Yeah, but the seasonings taste pretty awesome on good food too.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 01:50 AM (zt+N6)

387 What Cthulhu said.

Most third world cuisine uses cheap cuts of whatever it is and hides the rank taste of it with heavy spices. For Americans, we do that with lower cut grades of beef, not grasshoppers and intestines.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:51 AM (2x3L+)

388 381 China sounds like it sucks. ?
Posted by: Farmer at September 24, 2015 01:47 AM (o/90i)

I don't care for it. Hong Kong was better than mainland China, but it's still super crowded and smells bad.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:51 AM (tTuIl)

389 Oh yeah ghost of buzzion,


South park wrote that episode years ago re they're taking r jobs. Leftists gonna lefty.


But they did manbearpig, so meh.


Night

Posted by: Prescient11 at September 24, 2015 01:51 AM (S85kT)

390 Blanco! So did you end up touching Ms Tammy inappropriately, or did you
leave DC to face the wrath of Thor on his own? Although Marine,
probably saw it as an opportunity for 2 entertaining diversions.


I don't touch married women. Tends to end with one having a bit more ventilation than originally designed with.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 24, 2015 01:53 AM (YJmuy)

391 Posted by: Missbosslady at September 24, 2015 01:24 AM (JILId)

Not only do we need to confront them head on, but we have to remember the other side of it. Politics is downstream from culture, but culture is downstream from philosophy.


We have to take this fight to the instituions and start fighting the Left's long march. If you poison the headwaters, everything that flows from them is toxic. We need our own generation of professors and teachers to take back academia, or build a new system of education to replace the old, failed one.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 01:53 AM (J+mig)

392 I don't care for it. Hong Kong was better than mainland China, but it's still super crowded and smells bad.

----------

Hong Kong is awesome but you need a high tolerance for population density that is totally off the chart.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:53 AM (E99n6)

393 Everything you hear about pollution in China is true. The haze of smog in the airport (!) when flying in convinced me. And it only got marginally better.

Posted by: esch at September 24, 2015 01:53 AM (eEEbp)

394 Howdy, L, Elle! I hope you are faring well!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 01:53 AM (OQ9R7)

395
Best foreign roadside food: kebabs and fresh yogurt, Azerbaijan. Stunning.

Best single dish I can remember: shrimp/grapefruit salad at my GF's grandmother's house in the Mekong Delta. Beyond words.

Worst food poisoning: seafood salad, Space Needle, Seattle.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:54 AM (QDnY+)

396 Okay, ya'll goodnight. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: L, Elle at September 24, 2015 01:55 AM (2x3L+)

397 Gah, it's 11! Time for beddy bye. 0 dark thirty come awful early. Fappy dreams.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 24, 2015 01:56 AM (tTuIl)

398 G'Night, L Elle.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 01:56 AM (OQ9R7)

399 G'night bebe.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 24, 2015 01:56 AM (YJmuy)

400 G'Night, bebe's.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 01:56 AM (OQ9R7)

401 Falsani: Who's Jesus to you?

(He laughs nervously)

OBAMA: Right. Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he's also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.

And he's also a wonderful teacher. I think it's important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.


... "historic figure" .. yeah.
How many Christians would lead with Jesus is a historic figure ? Lord and savior more likely.

Then, take a look at the lawyerly wording of the answer ...
... a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith ... but not for me.

Hillary couldn't have done any better.

Mr. Obama spent much of his youth in Hawaii under the sometime tutelage of Frank Marshall Davis, who was a Communist Party USA (CPUSA) propagandist. I'm sure by the time Mr. Davis was done, Mr. Obama didn't have any real religion left in him.
Obama, like any good Marxist, believes that religion is the opiate of the masses. He wears the trappings of religion like most folks wear a suit coat .. he puts on one when it seems appropriate. Sometimes, he wears Christian .. other times Muslim .. but underneath he really doesn't believe in any of them; they are merely for appearance .. to dispense a dose of the opiate to the masses.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 24, 2015 01:56 AM (e8kgV)

402 378
This goes back to the start of the great transformation under Deng, but in the south of China we encountered some pretty good food. Shanghai, Guanzhou, and of course Hong Kong. And Dalian had very good seafood. Harbin way up north was interesting, esp. to me, but food was odd (though good heavy Russian bread for sale on the street).

PJ's formula wouldn't really apply to the mother commie ship, Russia, as "communism" would not have been the main reasonone couldn't get good Russian food in Russia (there just isn't all that much that's good). Ate at the first private restaurant in the USSR in 1987, was fairly stunned - things I'd never heard of, traditional dishes, smoked meats - it was very good. So there are some things there.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 01:45 AM (QDnY+)




Went to Saint Petersburg a few years ago....the big emphasis was on such-and-such Georgian restaurant, such-and-such Ukrainian restaurant, such-and-such Circassian restaurant....and so on. As an imperial power, Russia's most beloved restaurants in its historic capital involve importing the best of vanquished realms [much like the UK's better restaurants specialize in Indian or Chinese cuisine rather than "spotted dick".]

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

403 We need our own generation of professors and teachers to take back academia, or build a new system of education to replace the old, failed one.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 01:53 AM (J+mig)


And they already defend that like their lives depended on it.

Luckily, digital education revolution may pull the rug out from under the creaking leftist institutions, like 3D printing may eventually, as it improves, pull the rug out from under an awful lot of regulating.

For good or for ill, as always.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:57 AM (bLnSU)

404 Best single dish I can remember: shrimp/grapefruit salad at my GF's grandmother's house in the Mekong Delta. Beyond words.

--------

All I remember about the Mekong delta was lichi,dragonfruit, plantains and that nasty sawgrass that would do serious damage to your limbs if you got hear it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 24, 2015 01:57 AM (E99n6)

405 Sleep well and conquer on the morrow, those who depart!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:57 AM (bLnSU)

406 Never eat seafood on a cross Atlantic flight

Posted by: Airplane the Movie at September 24, 2015 01:58 AM (eVQVK)

407 384 "...Especially having traveled a few "authentic" places with "authentic", really crappy poorly-prepared food.
-Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 24, 2015 01:40 AM (bLnSU)

'Merica.

We'll do your shit better than you've ever done your own shit.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 01:48 AM (OQ9R7)



SLAP!!!! YOU'RE ALIVE!!!!!




Where the heck have you been?!?!? I've missed seeing you.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

408 "Where the heck have you been?!?!? I've missed seeing you."
-Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

I'll be around more when this "Trump Thing" has passed.

...see you in '16!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 02:01 AM (OQ9R7)

409 If this will help,
I kind of quite posting with my son's 5th deployment in Afghanistan back in 2010.

Posted by: Richard from....... at September 24, 2015 02:02 AM (kFkpX)

410 Never eat seafood on a cross Atlantic flight
Posted by: Airplane
----------

The night before an early morning flight from Paris to New York. Squab, stuffed with cabbage.

As we crossed over the frozen wastes of Newfoundland, I was praying that the plane would crash.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 24, 2015 02:05 AM (9mTYi)

411
Cicero, my visit was in the 90s, not the 60s! GF came from a "red" family (incl. grandma, Ben Tre province was very red), daddy had been VC (on the Trail and up north during the war). The sort of VC who later in life pushed his daughters to study in the US, and got emotional visiting the Jefferson Memorial.

He was pretty close to that mythical "nationalist" creature many claimed (incorrectly) were the base of the VC, a total southerner who loathed the North and northerners, and had some run-ins with the Party after the "liberation". We'd speak German - he'd picked up some of his limited enthusiasm for communism while studying in East Germany.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

412 Kind of a hit n run night.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 24, 2015 02:10 AM (YJmuy)

413 That famed food poisoning from the seafood salad in Seattle - it started to come on 1 hour before I was boarding a flight to SF. Really didn't want to spend the night at a SEATAC hotel. I spent half the flight in the forward bathroom, barely got back to seat for landing.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:10 AM (QDnY+)

414 Mr Hammer, there is nothing worse than a bad stomachs and a toilet the size of a thimble

Posted by: Airplane of Doom at September 24, 2015 02:12 AM (eVQVK)

415 Night.

Posted by: Richard from....... at September 24, 2015 02:15 AM (kFkpX)

416 G'Night, Blanco.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 02:15 AM (OQ9R7)

417 Until next year?...

-3
-2
-1

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at September 24, 2015 02:18 AM (OQ9R7)

418
cooth, was lucky to spend a lot of time in Georgia. Lucky because it was "wild east" (civil war/Abkhazia and after), which makes for operational flexibility, and because it's a beautiful place with terrific food and decent wine. And crazy people, needless to say. Kind of a Sicily with Russian/Chechen darkness, where the people speak something like Klingon.

Only bad thing is the tradition of endless toasting at the dinner table, very formalized, even as the wine and cha-cha (local firewater) take their toll. But fresh cheese-filled bread out of the cast-iron forms placed directly in the coals of the fire - yummmm.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

419 If I were in charge of that school I'd round up every student that signed that petition and force them to go to ...
... hours of a Sam Kinison impersonator

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 24, 2015 02:21 AM (e8kgV)

420 ... hours of a Sam Kinison impersonator

AAAAAAAA!!!! AAAAAAAAA!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 02:25 AM (ntObR)

421 419 If I were in charge of that school I'd round up every student that signed that petition and force them to go to ...
... hours of a Sam Kinison impersonator


Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 24, 2015 02:21 AM (e8kgV)



Sacrilege. Make them watch the original performances.

Posted by: buzzion at September 24, 2015 02:27 AM (zt+N6)

422
Kinison's thing right after themorgue necrophilia scandal broke. Unbelievable.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:31 AM (QDnY+)

423 Mr Hammer, there is nothing worse than a bad stomachs and a toilet the size of a thimble
Posted by: Airplane of Doom
---------------

Or having your intestines folded into a center seat in tourist.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at September 24, 2015 02:33 AM (9mTYi)

424 418
cooth, was lucky to spend a lot of time in Georgia. Lucky because it was "wild east" (civil war/Abkhazia and after), which makes for operational flexibility, and because it's a beautiful place with terrific food and decent wine. And crazy people, needless to say. Kind of a Sicily with Russian/Chechen darkness, where the people speak something like Klingon.

Only bad thing is the tradition of endless toasting at the dinner table, very formalized, even as the wine and cha-cha (local firewater) take their toll. But fresh cheese-filled bread out of the cast-iron forms placed directly in the coals of the fire - yummmm.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:18 AM (QDnY+)




It should be noted that Stalin was Georgian. "Kind of a Sicily with Russian/Chechen darkness, where the people speak something like Klingon." fits right into place with that.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

425 260
I have always found it interesting that the phrase "baby daddy" was invented and has now even entered into the mainstream as an acceptable phrase.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 24, 2015 12:37 AM (vb33c)



I mentioned here a while back that I heard the phrase "lawyered up" used in a radio news report. It's not often that you get to see the exact moment when a colloquialism becomes standard usage.

Posted by: rickl at September 24, 2015 02:34 AM (sdi6R)

426 How Sam Kinison dealt with hecklers:

http://tinyurl.com/qjc9ob4

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 02:35 AM (ntObR)

427
cooth, some of the "flexibility" I was referring to included the touristic elements. Spent some time in Stalin's hometown, Gori, on the way to/from South Ossetia. We got the old lady in charge to open up the Stalin museum, and were able to sit in his chair in the special WWII command railroad car that is parked outside.

Also had free reign of his dacha down in Borjomi near Turkey (embassy was going to rent it for a conference), found an interesting portrait of him with Ordzhonokidze (likely one of his purge victims, some mystery to that one), the Georgian commie leader - just stuck behind a big heavy curtain.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:44 AM (QDnY+)

428 427
cooth, some of the "flexibility" I was referring to included the touristic elements. Spent some time in Stalin's hometown, Gori, on the way to/from South Ossetia. We got the old lady in charge to open up the Stalin museum, and were able to sit in his chair in the special WWII command railroad car that is parked outside.

Also had free reign of his dacha down in Borjomi near Turkey (embassy was going to rent it for a conference), found an interesting portrait of him with Ordzhonokidze (likely one of his purge victims, some mystery to that one), the Georgian commie leader - just stuck behind a big heavy curtain.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 02:44 AM (QDnY+)




There was an NPR thing about biodiversity in the Caucasus, where they were out hiking to find [IIRC] wild pear trees that weren't commercial varieties. One of the journalists commented that the groundcover looked vaguely familiar, and a biologist said, "yeah, it's arugula".



Georgia is just about "ground zero" for what Caucasians consider "normal". The climate, plants, crops, and landscape are just what they are supposed to be.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

429 Georgia is just about "ground zero" for what Caucasians consider "normal". The climate, plants, crops, and landscape are just what they are supposed to be.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)


Interesting though, that the Caucus Languages are not Indo-Euopean like Armenian, Kurdish, and the ancient Anatolian languages like Hittite.

Posted by: The Linguistic Hat at September 24, 2015 03:07 AM (vBeA5)

430 Well everybody, gotta call it a night.

Thanks all for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 24, 2015 03:07 AM (ntObR)

431 Night all.

The Misfits + Peanuts =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89idpkl2ZlQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 24, 2015 03:11 AM (vBeA5)

432 Kinda wish we had ol' Sam Kinison back for this election cycle.

Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 24, 2015 03:14 AM (+YMhA)

433 429 Georgia is just about "ground zero" for what Caucasians consider "normal". The climate, plants, crops, and landscape are just what they are supposed to be.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

Interesting though, that the Caucus Languages are not Indo-Euopean like Armenian, Kurdish, and the ancient Anatolian languages like Hittite.

Posted by: The Linguistic Hat at September 24, 2015 03:07 AM (vBeA5)



There is a whole lot of interesting in that region -- and, as you note, there is a fascinating dichotomy between the food that is native to the region v. the languages (and descriptors of food) that currently are in the region. French and Italian have familiar words for arugula and pears. I would expect that Hittite and Kurdish might also. It would be interesting to know if Russian had such words that weren't taken from the French.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 03:15 AM (EzgxV)

434
Yes Hat, the language situation in the Caucasus is pretty wild. I'm sure it was a major study area for Soviet linguistics types, who received a lot of support.Sort of like New Guinea - adjacentvalleys containing completely dissimilartribes and languages.

My understanding is that in some areas at least, the tradition continuesin a "mixed" marriage between people of different (small) language groups, the kids will be raised speaking the language of the smaller group, tohelp preserve it. Of course Russian will be the first language/language of business and education, at leastin most areas.

With typical nationalistzeal, the Georgians dropped Russian from schools in the early 90s - dumb.Think they've since restored it. When I was in one foreign location that had a small contingent of Georgian troops, I could only speak to the officers - the men only spoke Georgian, they were from that period of no Russian in the schools.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 03:15 AM (QDnY+)

435
cooth, speaking of food/language curiousities in Georgia, that cheese-bread I mentioned in an earlier post is called "khacha-puri" ..... methinks the "puri" ain't a local word for bread, but was borrowed from 1,000 miles east. Always wondered about that one.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 03:18 AM (QDnY+)

436 435
cooth, speaking of food/language curiousities in Georgia, that cheese-bread I mentioned in an earlier post is called "khacha-puri" ..... methinks the "puri" ain't a local word for bread, but was borrowed from 1,000 miles east. Always wondered about that one.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 24, 2015 03:18 AM (QDnY+)




Someone who knows an amazing amount about central asia is Gushka. My knowledge is strictly casual.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 24, 2015 04:00 AM (EzgxV)

437 156
I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Posted by: Ben Franklin at September 24, 2015 04:12 AM (AWwDY)

438 The first quote is were I left off yesterday, have to look at that.
Sam Kinison left us way to early
Good morning horde.

Posted by: skip at September 24, 2015 04:14 AM (WcAm2)

439 Posted by: Ben Franklin at September 24, 2015 04:12 AM (AWwDY)


It's the old proverb, give a man a fish, and he sells it for crack. Teach a man to fish, and if he has a crack habit, at least he'll be selling his own fish instead of yours.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 04:23 AM (J+mig)

440 191 (will give Marseilles a wide birth).

Even back when I was living in France in the late 80s-early 90s there was a running joke that the 1st N African stop on the Paris-Dakar road race was Marseille.

Posted by: Ben Franklin at September 24, 2015 04:26 AM (AWwDY)

441 Funny how this all connects, List's book about de-population mentions how not all cultures are moving backward. In general religious cultures are not.

Posted by: skip at September 24, 2015 04:35 AM (WcAm2)

442 If we don't do for the poor, how will carlos slim be able to collect all that sweet sweet opm, providing o'barky Phones?

Rayciss h8ters.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 24, 2015 04:50 AM (dOD0J)

443 Speaking of movies. Idea hit me with remakes and sequals and all that. Lethal Weapon 5.

Except now Gibson is the cop who is too old for this shit. Gets a new crazy partner.

Glover retired on a big boat, when Riggs talks to him about the new partner he just laughs and laughs.

Writes itself really.

Posted by: blaster at September 24, 2015 04:53 AM (2Ocf1)

444 Tim in Illinois - where in Illinois?

Posted by: Vertov at September 24, 2015 04:55 AM (rRr9n)

445 Couldn't be any worse than Season 40 of the Simpsons.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 24, 2015 04:57 AM (dOD0J)

446 Between Bloomington and Lincoln. Out in the sticks.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 24, 2015 05:01 AM (dOD0J)

447 Yo - originally from Peoria here.

Posted by: Vertov at September 24, 2015 05:02 AM (rRr9n)

448 Used to pass that way all the time on the way to Champaign.

Posted by: Vertov at September 24, 2015 05:03 AM (rRr9n)

449 Writes itself really.

Posted by: blaster at September 24, 2015 04:53 AM (2Ocf1)


I really wish it wouldn't ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 24, 2015 05:04 AM (zc3Db)

450 Watched every episode of the Simpson's for 15 years at least then dropped it lot a hot rock.

Posted by: skip at September 24, 2015 05:08 AM (WcAm2)

451 "Yo - originally from Peoria here."

Lived there for a few years after I got out of the Army the first time.

Never again.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 24, 2015 05:11 AM (dOD0J)

452 We have the first 10 seasons on DVD. The Wife watched all of Season 11 and then tossed it into the trash.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell and a pocket full of Silver Dimes at September 24, 2015 05:16 AM (dOD0J)

453 Off founding sock!

Posted by: bill-o at September 24, 2015 05:43 AM (AWwDY)

454 #275- Leftists are the root of the problem, Barak is the President but Hillary, Kerry or anyone else who ran last time are all interchangeable.
With Barak we're getting a set of lefty goals and if it would have been Hillary another. Each is happy with what the other has achieve, each advances the lefty agenda.

Posted by: skip at September 24, 2015 05:56 AM (WcAm2)

455 Have you seen the story about the little Mexican girl who somehow breaks through all the security around the pope to deliver a letter begging him to help her illegal alien parents not be deported?

I wonder how much coordination between the pope's people and the White House that took.

And isn't it heartening to know that this illegal alien family, who are from California, were able to take time off from their illegal jobs (and we know they have jobs, because all illegal aliens are "hard working" and none of them are violent criminals or welfare cheats), to travel across the country with their kid to D.C. so that she could somehow break through the pope's massive security to give her heart-wrenching, and thoroughly authentic, letter to the pope.

When is the last time your family took a cross-country trip? When is the last time you had the luxury of taking time off from your job so you could pull some political stunt?

No wonder illegal aliens want to come here! Not only do they get "free" food, education, medical care, etc., but they also have enough spare time -- and enough spare money -- to take cross-country trips to engage in political activism. What a great country! Now if we could only figure out a way to make American citizens as well-off as illegal aliens . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 24, 2015 06:22 AM (a31sM)

456 Anybody know if Clock Boy has invented anything really cool overnight?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2015 06:26 AM (VPLuQ)

457 454
#275- Leftists are the root of the problem, Barak is the President but
Hillary, Kerry or anyone else who ran last time are all interchangeable.

With Barak we're getting a set of lefty goals and if it would have
been Hillary another. Each is happy with what the other has achieve,
each advances the lefty agenda.

Posted by: skip at September 24, 2015 05:56 AM (WcAm2)

A large contingent of "Republicans" are also perfectly happy to advance the lefty agenda.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 06:33 AM (J+mig)

458 Halal Cool Ranch Doritos that have a real kick?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 06:54 AM (24ia6)

459 @455 O well ranted! I think you've about covered everything there.

Going way back, every time anyone in my family has appealed to government or a religious establishment for aid in duress, we've ended up like the wife in a vonKleist novella IYGWIM. We've been just about cured of it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 24, 2015 06:56 AM (xq1UY)

460 >>>Anybody know if Clock Boy has invented anything really cool overnight?
.
.
.He needs to invent a good lawyer because his parents might be looking at some fraud charges in the near future.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 24, 2015 06:58 AM (iONHu)

461 Going way back, every time anyone in my family has
appealed to government or a religious establishment for aid in duress,
we've ended up like the wife in a vonKleist novella IYGWIM. We've been
just about cured of it.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 24, 2015 06:56 AM (xq1UY)

The only interactions my family ever has with government, also going way back, are paying taxes and bureacrats going "ooh, nice land you had, I think I'll take that." And people wonder why I'm so suspicious of them...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 06:59 AM (J+mig)

462 Morning Pre-dawn, y'all. No morning thread. No Vic. No coffee. I must've got out of bed too soon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - over the overnight at September 24, 2015 07:02 AM (3oX+R)

463 462MorningPre-dawn, y'all. No morning thread. No Vic. No coffee. I must've got out of bed too soon. Posted by: mindful webworker - over the overnight at September 24, 2015 07:02 AM (3oX+R)

Doesn't matter when you get out of bed, even if it's 7 PM like I do to work these funny shifts, it's always too early.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:03 AM (J+mig)

464 That's the problem with getting up from sleeping. It happens right after you've been sleeping.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wound up like a clock at September 24, 2015 07:06 AM (3oX+R)

465 450 Watched every episode of the Simpson's for 15 years at least then dropped it lot a hot rock.


I made it to season 12.

The show hit its stride from season 3 to season 10. There were a few rare moments of brilliance afterward but it was mostly shit.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 24, 2015 07:07 AM (OpK2H)

466 "He needs to invent a good lawyer because his parents might be looking at some fraud charges in the near future. "

So I was speaking with Little VIA (High School Senior) about how this was playing out in his social media circle.

Either he is hanging with a self selected group of very conservative students, or a fair percentage of teens are rolling their eyes at the gyrations of the P.C. crowd trying to make this into a "Anti-Muslem Backlash" story, instead of some dumb-ass playing the system.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2015 07:07 AM (VPLuQ)

467 And with the way my insomnia's been this week, usually right after I finally got to sleep, too.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:07 AM (J+mig)

468 Another late day so here goes.


Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, September 24, 2015. On this day in 1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy. Although some still practice it on the sly today.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

469 The FBI says it is confident they can recover all of Scankles' e-mails. We already know she committed several felonies with classified documents.


http://fxn.ws/1jd64D7

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

470 Fox is back to pushing RINO Rubio after Walker's exit and Jebbie the Hutt's miserable showing.


http://fxn.ws/1KCX1Cx

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

471 On this day in 1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy. Although some still
practice it on the sly today.




Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

The way things are going, I estimate it'll be legal in 5 years.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:09 AM (J+mig)

472 Corrupt EPA official in CA has bilked the taxpayers $73,000 in excessive travel costs and personal charges.


http://fxn.ws/1NNSfGs

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

473 On the give them an inch department Iran wants some more squeeze from Obama and Kerry. Any bets on how long it will take to give it to them, probably secretly.


http://fxn.ws/1G4fAgX

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

474 And speaking of federal employees stealing from the taxpayers millions are being stolen using government issued gas cards to fill up private vehicles. One idiot even used a government issue gas card for an electric car to fill his tank.


http://fxn.ws/1YCGb04

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

475 All those "nooses" found in a tree at the University of Delaware that the press jumped on turned out to be remnants of lanterns that had been hung in the tree. Has there ever been a valid noose sighting?


http://fxn.ws/1KSaHx0

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

476 Fox: Republican voters are dissatisfied with the RNCe. Gee, I wonder why.


http://fxn.ws/1Ovkv2p

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

477 35 Yogisms from the NY Post.


http://bit.ly/1QxPisX

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

478 473
On the give them an inch department Iran wants some more squeeze from
Obama and Kerry. Any bets on how long it will take to give it to them,
probably secretly.


http://fxn.ws/1G4fAgX

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

Random Iranian Ruling Council Guy: "Hey, see if they'll throw in California too!"
Ayatollah: "Brilliant, let's try it!"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:11 AM (J+mig)

479 And RINO Rubio is still beating that amnesty drum. And that is why I take these polls with a ton of salt. Americans do NOT want amnesty, they want the laws enforced.


http://bit.ly/1L76QOx

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

480 Illegal aliens are now "pilgrims" according to the commie pope. The only religion I see them spouting is "we want free shit".


http://bit.ly/1Vbv6OU

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

481 IRS agent being prosecuted for sexual battery during an audit.


http://bit.ly/1KB9ntJ

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

482 To be honest, that little girl is genetically disposed to sneaking thru fences.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 07:11 AM (ztOda)

483 Harry the Pederast still controls the Senate because Republicans will not use the nuclear option on the budget which is what it was actually designed for.


http://dailysign.al/1LyitNe

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:12 AM (t2KH5)

484 IBD on the pope and the global warming scam. Global Warming IS a religion to the greens.


http://bit.ly/1OTXqWf

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:12 AM (t2KH5)

485 Government Motors is still getting an easy ride from the corrupt Obamanites.


http://bit.ly/1NNW6n5

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:12 AM (t2KH5)

486 475
All those "nooses" found in a tree at the University of Delaware that
the press jumped on turned out to be remnants of lanterns that had been
hung in the tree. Has there ever been a valid noose sighting?


http://fxn.ws/1KSaHx0

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

Not since the '30s, at a rough guess.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:12 AM (J+mig)

487 Looks like the German government knew about VW's cheating software.


http://fxn.ws/1OTYxFB

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:13 AM (t2KH5)

488 Stampede kills 220 idiots in Saudi Arabia.


http://fxn.ws/1NO2XNt

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:13 AM (t2KH5)

489 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1OvKLJZ


That's it for today folks. Not much out there today. It's all pope all the time.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:13 AM (t2KH5)

490 IRS agent being prosecuted for sexual battery during an audit.

I thought hired a "model" as an assistant during my last audit would have been a good idea. But, DCAA showed up with three people.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 07:13 AM (ztOda)

491 Just saw the pics on Drudge. Sheesh, is there anyone Obama won't bow to? I've got a feeling a President Trump won't bow. Americans don't bow.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:14 AM (JO9+V)

492 484
IBD on the pope and the global warming scam. Global Warming IS a religion to the greens.


http://bit.ly/1OTXqWf

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:12 AM (t2KH5)

It has a Pope (Gore), a Prophet (Mann), unprovable dogma (manmade carbon releases cause significant warming), holidays (Earth Day, Arbor Day), ritual observances (Earth hour), sin (pollution), apostates (deniers), indulgences (carbon credits), holy orders (everything from Sierra Club to ELF), and even a deity (Gaia). How is it not a religion?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:15 AM (J+mig)

493 450 Watched every episode of the Simpson's for 15 years at least then dropped it lot a hot rock.

I'll have to look at my DVD collection, but I think I bailed after season eight or nine. That show should have been put out of its misery yearssince. Like Peanuts, it jumped the shark a long, long time ago.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:16 AM (zF6Iw)

494 Don't think Gaylord bowed to Bibi...

Wasn't it at the original Olympics in Greece, all the nations and their teams parading. Flags would dip at a certain point. Except the American flag didn't. The flag holder reportedly said later, "This flag bows for no one."

Boy have times changed. And back to the writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:16 AM (24ia6)

495 Fresh Vic News! Now I'm glad I got up early.

On this day in 1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy. Although some still practice it on the sly today.

Polygamy's now politically corrected to "polyamory" and everyone's invited to play, young and old. No more of that old-fashioned guilt-inducing "adultery" or "fidelity."

Posted by: mindful webworker has one wife for life at September 24, 2015 07:17 AM (3oX+R)

496 The FBI says it is confident they can recover all of Scankles' e-mails.

And I'm confident that I'll sneeze at some point today.

Get back to me when those assholes actually prosecute that scankled bitch.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:18 AM (zF6Iw)

497 IRS agent being prosecuted for sexual battery during an audit.

Beyond metaphor to the real thing, eh?

Posted by: mindful webworker - eye are ess? at September 24, 2015 07:20 AM (3oX+R)

498 nood

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:21 AM (t2KH5)

499 Obama probably sees Bibi as beneath him, so no bow out of contempt. He sees the others as equal or superior and "respectfully" bows.


But yeah, I was taught in Boy Scouts that the US flag dips for no one and is always the highest flown.

Because we're 'muricans!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:22 AM (JO9+V)

500 Has there ever been a valid noose sighting?

Well, let's face it. Ropecraft and knot-tying are lost arts, especially now that the Boy Scouts are giving badges for flower arrangement and condom control.

Posted by: mindful webworker - eye are ess? at September 24, 2015 07:22 AM (3oX+R)

501 MPPPP, should I keep writing this and post to Liberty Island?

The Magic Gun

"And Allah is the best of plotters."

"Oh Father! We are surrounded by infidels! Why did we come here?" Ishmael whines again, this time within his father's hearing. Ishmael's father gives the boy a meaty smack upside the head, this causes the boy to see Djinn rapidly dance around him.

"We have come to conquer these unbelievers. They need to be taught the True Path!" Marid bin Hussein al-Tikrit screams in the empty prayer room of their house.

Ishmael sees his vision start to clear with fewer Djinn hovering around him. "Yes Father but their clothes, it is sinful how the women dress. It gives me weird feelings and my nose bleeds often."

"Yes, it leads many true followers astray. There must be an answer. Let us pray and meditate. Allah will guide us to that answer."

Obedient to his father's commands, Ishmael kneels on a rug oriented towards far off Mecca. His father starts the prayer and Ishmael closes his eyes to listen more closely since Ishmael's grasp of Arabic is fading, yes he recited a passage from the Qu'ran last year but the infidel's English is replacing that knowledge of the sacred language quickly. Just as all the obscene picture books his classmates avidly read, the women in them are even worse the boy thinks.

"The infidels are fiendish in how they lure the faithful away."

Ishmael stiffens and opens his eyes to peek a look at his father, but he still has his forehead firmly pressed to the prayer mat with eyes closed. The child furtively looks around but no one else. Then his eyes freeze, one of the Djinn is still there and the tiny human face is smiling, a sinister smile.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:23 AM (24ia6)

502 "Those are not horns. They are the ears of a jackass. I have seen donkey ears like that before... Pinocchio had them for a while."

Are you thinking of Dumbo?

Posted by: bruce at September 24, 2015 07:23 AM (X86uj)

503 . Has there ever been a valid noose sighting?

Today's kids can barely tie their shoes, much less a hangmans' knot.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (ztOda)

504 Has there ever been a valid noose sighting?



Today's kids can barely tie their shoes, much less a hangmans' knot.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (ztOda)


True. Or neckties. Velcro nooses for sale!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:26 AM (JO9+V)

505 Hey, polygamous gay marriage. How would that work? You know it's coming.

Posted by: bruce at September 24, 2015 07:26 AM (X86uj)

506 That first quotation has a sneaky little grammar joke in it: "her cousin Ahmed will disabuse her of that idea". He would "abuse" her and "disabuse" her at the same time and in the same way.

Posted by: Dr Weevil at September 24, 2015 07:30 AM (B81dz)

507 unabuse?

Posted by: bruce at September 24, 2015 07:31 AM (X86uj)

508 Unfair to Arbor Day! It's not a greenie sacrament. More of a National Defense/SmokeyBear thing. My father and his classmates planted a tree every year at the "new" elementary school, from the late 20's on.

Should have hepped to something when the school admin cut those trees down, since kids would climb them and that was a safety hazard. And sure enough, now the school is gone, too. Because it was "too old" to hard-wire for the necessary learning computers...as they were laying out the grant money for wireless in the new one...

There was a nice grove at the back of the playground, and a double row along the major street, and then the oil tank farm across the road got into the act and put up a quarter-mile double row of their own. All cut down for the intersection improvement (that they needed when they bulldozed the school). All bare now, sodded and union-mowed twice a season. And this is a "Tree City USA."

Tree City means that you name the new streets after the trees you cut down to make room for it. The whole fake green movement wouldn't make a bark-scar on a real arborist's ass.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 24, 2015 07:41 AM (xq1UY)

509 Hey, another accidental grammar joke! Stringer Davis's intersection has been "sodded" in more ways than one. ('Sod' is British slang for 'sodomize' or 'sodomite', so 'sod you' = 'up yours' and 'sodding' is a generalized adjective of contempt.)

Posted by: Dr Weevil at September 24, 2015 08:11 AM (B81dz)

510
471 On this day in 1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy. Although some still
practice it on the sly today.




Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

The way things are going, I estimate it'll be legal in 5 years.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

and mandatory in 6 years.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 24, 2015 08:16 AM (kfcYC)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.06, elapsed 0.0647 seconds.
14 queries taking 0.0115 seconds, 518 records returned.
Page size 293 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat