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Daniel Boone of New York City "settled this f-ing neighborhood for you." (Jogger gets mad at guy who pushes stroller with white privilege.)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 07:13 AM




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1 And I just posted the links on the ONT, Guess I should have waited another two minutes.


468
Another late day so here goes.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

2 Pope-Palooza comes to Philly this weekend.
Predictions are for 1 Meeelion people.
I'm doubting that big time

Posted by: anti-socialist at September 24, 2015 07:17 AM (o9lmn)

3 50,000 expected on capitol lawn in DC.
So a million show up in Philly? I don't think so, Tim.

Posted by: anti-socialist at September 24, 2015 07:18 AM (o9lmn)

4 Let's see if links work today


http://bit.ly/1LyNnFd

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:18 AM (t2KH5)

5 It works today so use the above link.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:18 AM (t2KH5)

6 So this Ahmed character - is that just more stray voltage stuff for the White House?

Posted by: blaster at September 24, 2015 07:23 AM (2Ocf1)

7 Good morning fellow slackers and mouth breathers! Wheres the coffee?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 24, 2015 07:23 AM (vZ9f2)

8 I'm doubting that big time

Posted by: anti-socialist at September 24, 2015 07:17 AM (o9lmn)

Me too. I liked Francis at first when he was all smiles and good works, but he's all but come out of the Red Closet now. Lot of people feel the same way, and wouldn't cross the street to see him.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (J+mig)

9 @7 Put that cup down!

Coffee is for closers.

Posted by: blaster at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (2Ocf1)

10 Fox is fitting 7 people into the Pope's Fiat 500...funny

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (gf8BH)

11 7
Good morning fellow slackers and mouth breathers! Wheres the coffee?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 24, 2015 07:23 AM (vZ9f2)

I done drank it all.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (t2KH5)

12 10
Fox is fitting 7 people into the Pope's Fiat 500...funny

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (gf8BH)

Clown car popemobile!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:26 AM (J+mig)

13 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 07:26 AM (ksPsw)

14 daniel boone was a man....that is a nut

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 24, 2015 07:27 AM (0O7c5)

15 Vic's last news post 7:13 AM
Morning thread time: 7:13 AM

First time happenstance
Second time coincidence
Thirtieth time, it's a plot

Morning, Glories! Vic's news starts at
http://bit.ly/VNN-2015-09-24

Posted by: mindful webworker - mwah hah huh? at September 24, 2015 07:27 AM (3oX+R)

16 Well folks. I'm off to the grocery store because the house is bereft of food.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:28 AM (t2KH5)

17 Of course you can fit seven into the Papal Fiat. It's like the miracle of the loaves.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:28 AM (24ia6)

18 Report: Jordan king shuns Netanyahu 'until further notice'
King Abdullah, allegedly fuming over Israel's 'provocative' demeanor on Temple Mount, has said relationship with Israel is at risk.


Hey shrimp king: fuck you

If it were not for Israel, you'd be dead or living in Beverly Hills you penis

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 07:29 AM (gf8BH)

19 "Don't push your stroller with white privilege." --White Guy

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 24, 2015 07:30 AM (Iyg03)

20 I was amused that the most advanced vehicle in Cuba during the Pope's visit was the Popemobile.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 07:30 AM (oVJmc)

21 How is a stroller white privilege; I thought a baby was a burden?

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 07:30 AM (ztOda)

22 Anna, I caught your little bit of writing at the end of the ONT.

It's a nice start. I say go with it. Maybe have the kid hide a copy of Aladdin under his mattress. That Jasmine was a dirty Disney wench, after all.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:31 AM (zF6Iw)

23 They must think pretty highly of the guy to put him in a Fiat.

Posted by: freaked at September 24, 2015 07:32 AM (BO/km)

24 "I'll kill you with one punch."

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 24, 2015 07:32 AM (Iyg03)

25

In a move that has drawn severe criticism from numerous organizations and activist groups from around the world, Saudi Arabia, which was tapped last week to head the Human Rights Council at the UN, is preparing to crucify and behead a protester who was still a minor at the time of his arrest, the BBC reported Wednesday.


But But But Israel!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 07:33 AM (gf8BH)

26 24 "I'll kill you with one punch."

Jim Jones is that you?

Posted by: freaked at September 24, 2015 07:33 AM (BO/km)

27 They announced on the radio today that the first presidential debate of 2016 is going to take place, like, 4 miles from my house. Ugh.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:33 AM (O7MnT)

28 Somebody on the ONT noted that Rich Lowry has officially lost his mind. I went searching for the reason, but all I can find was a comment he made on Fox that iCarly "cut Trump's balls off with the precision of a surgeon."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:34 AM (zF6Iw)

29 The Cop should have arrested that idiot.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 07:34 AM (gf8BH)

30 Thanks MPPPP, forget the Disney version. Been swimming in anime and manga too long.

V the K, sounds like a perfect time for a vacation.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:35 AM (24ia6)

31 Trump's best answer: iCarly isn't anywhere near hot enough to touch my balls.

Posted by: Jean at September 24, 2015 07:35 AM (ztOda)

32 Good morning pixel people.
My exile may be near an end after communicating with Pixy.

In other news the Pope is a poser and the President is too.

Posted by: Gmac - IP banned at home - #twoweeks at September 24, 2015 07:36 AM (4pjhs)

33 At least 310 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a stampede
Thursday on the outskirts of Mecca, the deadliest such tragedy to strike
the annual hajj pilgrimage in nearly a decade.

A crane collapse in Mecca nearly two weeks earlier left more than 100 people dead.





Maybe Allah is trying to tell them something

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 24, 2015 07:36 AM (DiZBp)

34 TheQuietMan, don't forget that polio outbreak that happened during the Hajj. Made Saudi Arabia start inoculating people without proper paperwork.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:38 AM (24ia6)

35 How is a stroller white privilege; I thought a baby was a burden?


It's a burden if you are Malaria or Sashimi. It's privilege if you are white.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 07:39 AM (ksPsw)

36 When is Ahmed Edison set to arrive in Mecca? He can invent the crane and crowd control for them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 24, 2015 07:40 AM (DiZBp)

37

So, to torture the metaphor, if Angry Guy is a Brooklyn pioneer "settler", and Stroller Guy is the follow on "homesteader", does that make black people the indigenous savages? And who will be the Shane gunslinger in this vignette?

Blue on blue rage. Love it.

Posted by: Nathan at September 24, 2015 07:40 AM (QolCq)

38 A Mecca stampede? [insert cowboy joke]

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:40 AM (JO9+V)

39 Hector's favorite Republican (Kasich) now supports building a border wall.

Rancid Pubis is upset that illegal immigration became a hot button just as the GOP was "making inroads" with Hispanic voters

http://tinyurl.com/o4ncmh3

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:41 AM (O7MnT)

40 boy that jogger really fixed that guys wagon

Posted by: the real ch3 at September 24, 2015 07:41 AM (IG5KL)

41 >>V the K, sounds like a perfect time for a vacation.

Hmmm... I did want to take a trip to New England next year. It's one of the few places in the USA I have never visited.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:42 AM (O7MnT)

42 It never ceases to amaze me how the Republicans think they're going to magically win over a constituency that has shown that it votes Democrat 7/10 of the time. Natural conservatives my ass, they're from Bolivarian Socialist hellholes and more loyal to those than they are to us.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:42 AM (J+mig)

43 Rancid Pubis is upset that illegal immigration became a hot button just as the GOP was "making inroads" with Hispanic voters



http://tinyurl.com/o4ncmh3

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:41 AM (O7MnT)



If he means pander for no political gain then yes, he's right

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 24, 2015 07:42 AM (DiZBp)

44 I don't get no respect.

Posted by: Davy Crockett at September 24, 2015 07:42 AM (BO/km)

45
I believe they pushed the stroller into the jogger's legs. I can see why he was mad tho a simple "watched where you push that fkg stroller" would have sufficed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 24, 2015 07:43 AM (iQIUe)

46 The Pope needs to go on a diet. Look at him - he's Chris Christie size!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 24, 2015 07:44 AM (iQIUe)

47 Greetings Horde!

Posted by: SMOD Keeper at September 24, 2015 07:44 AM (pO/7q)

48 LSD much???

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/TwistinBangs-body-painting-10.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:45 AM (24ia6)

49 I remember well the first time that I glimpsed Victoria Falls through the mists of a Staten Island dawn.

Or something.

Pretty soon the Onion will be forced to run nonfiction news.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 24, 2015 07:45 AM (659DL)

50 So, to torture the metaphor, if Angry Guy is a Brooklyn pioneer "settler", and Stroller Guy is the follow on "homesteader",



who, besides obama, is the "bottom"?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 07:45 AM (ksPsw)

51 Joggers: Bigger douches than bicyclists?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

52 I had a crazy Theory of Conspiracy last night. What if Jeb is only in the race as a stalking horse for Rubio/Fiorino?

Think of it, the GOP-E puts in a candidate so repugnant, so opposite of what the base wants that they will be happy if anyone other than this candidate gets the nomination.

Meanwhile, they stealthily promote two candidates who agree with Jeb on just about everything, but have practiced conservative rhetoric just well enough so that when they are nominated, the base is like, "Well, at lest they're better than Jeb. I guess I could vote for them."

Later, Jeb becomes Rubio's Secretary of Education.

I could almost believe it except for one thing; there is no evidence that the Republican leadership is anywhere smart enough to pull this off.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:46 AM (O7MnT)

53 Mebbe the urban pioneer needs an urban sombrero to complete his look.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:47 AM (JO9+V)

54 So that's how one establishes bona fides in parts of NYC these days?

I've seen 13 year old girls behave with more rationality.

Posted by: Who Knows at September 24, 2015 07:47 AM (W+Itt)

55 Joggers: Bigger douches than bicyclists?

DING DING

ON YOUR LEFT!

The Great Pusser Stickin' of the douches draws nigh.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 24, 2015 07:47 AM (659DL)

56 All my White Privilege got me today was this lousy cup of cold coffee... before I go generate some tax moneys for the lazy. But I would have kicked that "I'm a Pioneer" guy right in the balls and made him cry like a little girl.

Posted by: Some Tough Guy in A Western State at September 24, 2015 07:48 AM (iIVyq)

57 Just finished watching Trump on Morning Joe and then CNN, both interviews were great. He killed it. He told the truth about "global warming" and he called Rubio "a kid who shouldn't even be running", haha, so true! He called out Rubio's stupidity in telegraphing his plans to the enemy and that Patton and MacArthur are spinning in their graves. He also smartly disagreed with Rubio for wanting to go to war with Russia when Russia is fighting ISIS. Amen. We should be supporting Assad because Assad is a moderate who is fighting ISIS, too. Rubio will lead us into WWIII. So will Carly.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (xetep)

58 From the side bar: "At a private fundraiser for a GOP lawmaker last week, a donor asked
Boehner whether he was worried about a possible conservative
insurrection. ¶ 'Look, this group of guys is not going to knock me off
my stride,' Boehner replied, according to a source in the room."

And by "group of guys" he meant "bourbon".
And by "stride" he meant "bar stool'.

He's a fighter, folks.

Posted by: Sketchy at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (7RHQv)

59 Dark purple clouds on the eastern horizon, underlit with red from the still-hidden sun, scattered against an increasingly-light-blue sky. Great white clouds of fog lift off the pasture. Birds chirp in all directions. And the coffee's brewed. I've had worse moments... and surely will today!

Posted by: mindful webworker at sunrise at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (3oX+R)

60 It never ceases to amaze me how the Republicans
think they're going to magically win over a constituency that has shown
that it votes Democrat 7/10 of the time.... Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:42 AM


What are these "Republicans" you speak of?

You talking about Boner, McConnell and the rest of the sellout squishes in Congress? The gang of chumps over at Tepid Air who are so consumed with Trump-hate that they are frothing at the mouth and typing endless streams of gibberish? Krispy Kreme? Bill Kristol?

The Republican Party died of unnatural causes back in the 1980s.

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (1GuiX)

61 BTW, it looks like Trumpy was hiring a whole lotta low-wage foreign workers at his hotel in Florida. Will this matter to Trumpistas?

http://tinyurl.com/qjfebaa

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (O7MnT)

62 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (ZQfW9)

63 Ah, the great urban range wars of '15 are heating up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (JO9+V)

64 Oh good, the Putin crowd has arrived.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 24, 2015 07:50 AM (659DL)

65 I guess back to banging keys and slinging words so the Morons can read my latest opus.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:50 AM (24ia6)

66 Hmmm... I did want to take a trip to New England next year. It's one of the few places in the USA I have never visited.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:42 AM (O7MnT)


Stay away from Cape Cod. Overpriced, oversmug and crawling stem to stern with the bluest of blue state assholes.

The same goes for the Berkshires, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:50 AM (zF6Iw)

67 It's hard to understand how, after almost 7 years of racial healing under Father Barack, we still have issues like this.

Posted by: RobM1981 at September 24, 2015 07:51 AM (zurJC)

68 28
Somebody on the ONT noted that Rich Lowry has officially lost his mind. I
went searching for the reason, but all I can find was a comment he made
on Fox that iCarly "cut Trump's balls off with the precision of a
surgeon."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:34 AM (zF6Iw)

It was a disgusting display of Trump Derangement Sydrome. After Lowry said this vulgarity (isn't it interesting that those who call Trump "vulgar" are vulgar themselves?) he then tweeted a million tweets to Trump about "balls". I think he's obsessed. Lowry really let Trump get under his skin. Wonder if he was drunk-tweeting?
Oh, and that Carly "surge"Fox keeps pushing? Yeah, she's in third and FOURTH place in most polls. While Trump has gained a point in the Fox poll and continues Trumping on in the rest (including FL where he is beating Bush and Rubio COMBINED!).

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 07:51 AM (xetep)

69 61
BTW, it looks like Trumpy was hiring a whole lotta low-wage foreign
workers at his hotel in Florida. Will this matter to Trumpistas?



http://tinyurl.com/qjfebaa

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:49 AM (O7MnT)

No, because we understand that hiring Americans in FL at that time of year is impossible. And the workers were LEGAL. Why would that bother us?

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 07:52 AM (xetep)

70 >>Stay away from Cape Cod. Overpriced, oversmug and crawling stem to stern with the bluest of blue state assholes.

I am actually looking at New Hampshire. My plan is to stay there, but spend one afternoon driving my rental car through NH, MA, RI, CT, VT, and ME. That will let me cross six states off the list, and then there will only be five states I haven't been to.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 07:53 AM (O7MnT)

71 Joggers: Bigger douches than bicyclists?


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 07:46 AM (oVJmc)



Until joggers start running down the middle of the street blocking a lane of traffic during rush hour traffic with a smug look on their faces, then no they haven't reached that level of douchebaggery. Yet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 24, 2015 07:54 AM (DiZBp)

72 No, because we understand that hiring Americans in FL at that time of
year is impossible. And the workers were LEGAL. Why would that bother
us?


It is never impossible to hire Americans. It is only impossible to hire them at crap wages and get them to put up with crap treatment.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 24, 2015 07:54 AM (i7JE3)

73 My plan is to stay there, but spend one afternoon driving my rental car through NH, MA, RI, CT, VT, and ME.


Garsh, emersom itty bitty states. Ain't they cute!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:56 AM (JO9+V)

74 "I had a crazy Theory of Conspiracy last night."

I had critters right under the bedroom window wake me up with noises strongly suggestive of a human intruder, so I got to sit around wide-eyed alert for hours while the adrenaline spike wore off.

During which time I ruminated on the incredibly depressing dual conclusions that (a) despite the startling disarray and weakness on the Democratic side, they're probably going to win the White House again next year, and (b) if by some off chance a Republican does eke out a win, that winner is not going to be anyone even remotely conservative, just another RINO/DIABLO squish.

Yay. What a lovely start to the morning.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 07:56 AM (noWW6)

75 So, to torture the metaphor, if Angry Guy is a Brooklyn pioneer "settler", and Stroller Guy is the follow on "homesteader", does that make black people the indigenous savages?

Posted by: Nathan at 07:40 AM
________

That isn't torturing the metaphor. That IS the metaphor.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 24, 2015 07:56 AM (gxqAh)

76 1Wait til the shrink the roadways to put Jogging Lanes next to the Bike Lanes.

Governor of Delaware:"We are broke. What to do? I know, we'll spent millions on bike lanes! Win!"

Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 24, 2015 07:57 AM (i7JE3)

77 Politics coming from a supposed man of god is unseemly...they are supposed to be above that kind of thing.

Posted by: CanaDave at September 24, 2015 07:57 AM (Q8Z+J)

78 Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2015 07:50 AM (24ia6)

Anna, when will "Ali Achmed and the Forty Clocks" be available?

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 24, 2015 07:57 AM (ftVQq)

79 Might I suggest you use your night stick, officer?

That's the New York I know and avoid.

You have to appreciate the liberal mindset that the first generation gentrification pioneer has toward the stroller pusher.

He moved into a neighborhood filled with savages and made it civilized and safe for those who come after him, although the latecomers fail to show the proper respect for his trailblazing ways.

No hint of racism there, just typical New York thinking.

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 07:58 AM (Zs4uk)

80 Love the comment on the video;"Thanks, white guy!"

Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 24, 2015 07:58 AM (i7JE3)

81 Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 07:56 AM (noWW6)


"Give up early and drink heavily!" is the path I have chosen!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 24, 2015 07:58 AM (ftVQq)

82 Anna, when will "Ali Achmed and the Forty Clocks" be available?


Posted by: Hrothgar at September 24, 2015 07:57 AM (ftVQq)

Dangit! [commences wiping screen and keyboard]

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 24, 2015 07:58 AM (JO9+V)

83 It is never impossible to hire Americans. It is only
impossible to hire them at crap wages and get them to put up with crap
treatment.


Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 24, 2015 07:54 AM (i7JE3)

Exactly. There's no such thing as a job an American won't do, only a wage an American won't work for.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:59 AM (J+mig)

84 That scrunt Jackson Lee is already in her seat to be close to the leftist pope. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:00 AM (gf8BH)

85 When the pope speaks in English he sounds like a retard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:01 AM (gf8BH)

86 Jogger man started hurling the white privilege line when he realized what he had said about settling the area, to preemptively keep it from being said to him.

Posted by: Who Knows at September 24, 2015 08:02 AM (W+Itt)

87 "So that's how one establishes bona fides in parts of NYC these days? I've seen 13 year old girls behave with more rationality."

Didn't even have to finish reading to know that it was New York City.

The description of the behavior entirely sufficed.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 08:02 AM (noWW6)

88 It is never impossible to hire Americans. It is only

impossible to hire them at crap wages and get them to put up with crap

treatment.




Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 24, 2015 07:54 AM (i7JE3)

No, I've heard this before: in that area at that time of year, there are no Americans living there. They all live up north and don't like the heat. So the only ones around are foreigners working LEGALLY. Trump said they are European, don't know about that, but I've heard this before.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 08:03 AM (xetep)

89 I hear this Pope's the last one.

Poop is gonna fly.

Posted by: St. Malachy at September 24, 2015 08:03 AM (yxw0r)

90 That's right, check his privilege, bro!

Posted by: PC Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:03 AM (XiVKO)

91 I'm all Poped out from this poopy Pope.

I keep hearing Lucy's voice, "Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular? The answer to all your problems is in this bittle lottle!"

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 08:03 AM (xetep)

92


DAY 1,052

411 to go (484 to Inauguration Day 2017)


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



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:04 AM (St6BJ)

93 Not being a resident of New York City...

What is the deal with all the scaffolding everywhere? Is there a sidewalk left that isn't covered?

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:04 AM (Zs4uk)

94

"The Pope Smokes Dope!"

David Peel and the Lower East Side, 1972


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:04 AM (St6BJ)

95 "Give up early and drink heavily!" is the path I have chosen!"

Excellent strategery.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 24, 2015 08:05 AM (aYW/Z)

96 Also, you should just see the lines of porta-potties for the Philly Pope visit. I've never seen anything like it, they span a whole bridge.

And completely destroy one of the nicer views in the city, too.

But whatever, Nutter knows better.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:05 AM (XiVKO)

97 No, I've heard this before: in that area at that
time of year, there are no Americans living there. They all live up
north and don't like the heat. So the only ones around are foreigners
working LEGALLY. Trump said they are European, don't know about that,
but I've heard this before.


Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 08:03 AM (xetep)

There's American-born people of working age that live in FL, all through the state. Even in South FL, believe it or not (my brother is one). There's almost definitely Americans within driving distance of any point in FL that could be doing that job. Most of the ones that would be interested in something as low paying as a hotel job are probably making more by scamming disability, housing benefits, and food stamps.
I used to live there. I know what people get up to...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:05 AM (J+mig)

98 What is the deal with all the scaffolding everywhere? Is there a sidewalk left that isn't covered?
Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:04 AM (Zs4uk)

Scaffolding is the least of the problems in NYC...but to answer your question...it's everywhere

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:05 AM (gf8BH)

99 Speaking of conspiracy theories, did you know the California drought was caused by chemtrails?

http://tinyurl.com/oug6x9k

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 08:05 AM (O7MnT)

100 "'Give up early and drink heavily!' is the path I have chosen!"

Eminently sensible. I should have started socking back the Val-U-Rite immediately after the noisy critterpalooza, then called in sick for my morning calendar. Lesson learned.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 08:06 AM (noWW6)

101 >>>Jogger gets mad at guy who pushes stroller with white privilege.

Filed under: shit that would be considered incomprehensible only 50 years ago but is now the norm.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 24, 2015 08:06 AM (8Qx8I)

102 93 Not being a resident of New York City...

What is the deal with all the scaffolding everywhere? Is there a sidewalk left that isn't covered?
Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:04 AM (Zs4uk)



The windows are being replaced in my development: two 30-story towers. We get ours done next week. Not such a big deal but I have to wrangle the cats who do NOT travel at all.

Ugh.

As to the scaffolding, it's just constant repair work, but now that you mention it, I too am seeing more scaffolding than I can ever recall in my life. Or am I imagining it?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:06 AM (St6BJ)

103 So Rich Lowry is trying to white knight for Fiorina? What a sissy.

I wish Trump would've tweeted back just once, "Why are you obsessed with my genitals?"

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at September 24, 2015 08:07 AM (JxMoP)

104 It's a trap! Don't watch the video!

Instead, spend an hour or so contemplating the spectacular Mexican-Lebanese economist Salma Hayek in the ONT. Much happier way to start work.

Posted by: MTF at September 24, 2015 08:07 AM (TxJGV)

105 Filed under: shit that would be considered incomprehensible only 50 years ago but is now the norm.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 24, 2015 08:06 AM (8Qx8I)

50 years ago the cop would have been Irish and would have taken his baton and smack the shit out of the little shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:07 AM (gf8BH)

106 Scaffolding is the least of the problems in NYC...but to answer your question...it's everywhere

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:05 AM (gf8BH)


There has to be some stupid regulatory reason why there is so much of it. Anyone know?

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:08 AM (Zs4uk)

107 As to the scaffolding, it's just constant repair work, but now that you mention it, I too am seeing more scaffolding than I can ever recall in my life. Or am I imagining it?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:06 AM (St6BJ)

Nope I get the same feeling

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:08 AM (gf8BH)

108 Eminently sensible. I should have started
socking back the Val-U-Rite immediately after the noisy critterpalooza,
then called in sick for my morning calendar. Lesson learned.



Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 08:06 AM (noWW6)

Commissar Cato endorses Wal-U-Rite Wodka. Is best state approved proletariat label! Please remember, do your part, all must plant more potatoes for 5 year plan. Nobody wants to go through Communism sober.

Posted by: Commissar Cato, Communism Coping Coordinator at September 24, 2015 08:09 AM (J+mig)

109 105 50 years ago the cop would have been Irish and would have taken his baton and smack the shit out of the little shit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:07 AM (gf8BH)

This would not have happened SIX years ago. As of January 2009, race relations have devolved to near Yugoslavia conditions, post Tito.

Or Marlon, or Jermaine, or Michael. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:09 AM (St6BJ)

110 Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at September 24, 2015 08:07 AM (JxMoP)

It's really disturbing. I think Lowry should seek help for his TDS and "balls" obsession.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at September 24, 2015 08:09 AM (xetep)

111
There has to be some stupid regulatory reason why there is so much of it. Anyone know?
Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:08 AM (Zs4uk)

What you gots a problem with scaffolding asshole? How abouts I break your knee caps. How do you like the scaffolding now? Cappice?

Posted by: Vito at September 24, 2015 08:10 AM (gf8BH)

112 50 years ago the cop would have been Irish and would have taken his baton and smack the shit out of the little shit


1964? Oh yeah. Hickory shampoo with an oak rinse.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:10 AM (ksPsw)

113 There has to be some stupid regulatory reason why there is so much of it. Anyone know?

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:08 AM (Zs4uk)

My guess? Some politician's brother owns a company that imports cheap scaffolding from China and sells it at a ridiculous mark-up, and they're drumming up business.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:10 AM (J+mig)

114 So, the establishment media is going to pounce on Kelley for not forcefully defending Trump after some wacko made unaccepted comments about him, right? Any second now...

Posted by: Grimaldi at September 24, 2015 08:11 AM (VDVx6)

115 >>>Most of the ones that would be interested in something as low paying as a hotel job are probably making more by scamming disability, housing benefits, and food stamps.

I don't know how we can deal with the illegal immigration issue without also dealing with the out of control welfare and regulatory systems. They're all interconnected.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at September 24, 2015 08:11 AM (JxMoP)

116 Lowry's illustrating exactly why NRO has turned to shit.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 08:11 AM (oVJmc)

117 "Also, you should just see the lines of porta-potties for the Philly Pope visit. I've never seen anything like it, they span a whole bridge."


Pope.


Poop.


There's gotta be a joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 24, 2015 08:12 AM (aYW/Z)

118 V the K

My conspiracy theory is that neither party wants to be President in 2017. If you look at how both parties are running the primary season, it's almost a game of both sides saying "We don't want it. Here you guys have it."

Wouldn't be surprised that the reason the RNC/GOP is fighting Trump isn't because he's not a "conservative" but they are afraid he might win. Which I get.

It will be bad enough with Boehner and McConnell taking point when stuff starts hitting fans and sticking to walls. The MSM will suddenly remember which party leads and has led both houses.

Posted by: Usedtocould at September 24, 2015 08:12 AM (pz+6x)

119 They say Trump is a liberal.,but he's never come across as a pussy to me.

Posted by: AC at September 24, 2015 08:12 AM (1eYr7)

120 I wish to complain about this Pope what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Posted by: Mr. Hasacold at September 24, 2015 08:12 AM (iIVyq)

121 Posted by: Usedtocould at September 24, 2015 08:12 AM (pz+6x)

That's possible. They may be aware that we're about to run out of Fed tricks and whoever's in next will be blamed for the Big Crunch.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:13 AM (J+mig)

122 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 24, 2015 08:13 AM (gf8BH)

123 Scaffolding's a sure sign of gentrification, at least it is in Philly. The more scaffolding, the more up-and-coming the neighborhood is.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:13 AM (XiVKO)

124 Those fracking guys travel all over the place to work. You pay a good wage, people will come and work for you, especially seasonally.

No workers is bullshit, there are always workers. You just may not want to pay for them.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:14 AM (XiVKO)

125 >>Wouldn't be surprised that the reason the RNC/GOP is fighting Trump isn't because he's not a "conservative" but they are afraid he might win.

That's an interesting angle. Obama has catapulted a huge mass of fecal matter in the direction of a large spinning ventilation unit; who really wants to be in charge when they converge?

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 08:14 AM (O7MnT)

126 Fox is fitting 7 people into the Pope's Fiat 500

Pffft. I invented the bus last week.

Posted by: Ahmad, Boy Wonder at September 24, 2015 08:15 AM (FcR7P)

127 My conspiracy theory is that neither party wants to be President in 2017.

It will be bad enough with Boehner and McConnell taking point when stuff starts hitting fans and sticking to walls.


Unfunded liabilities, debt, interest rates, zzzzzzzzzzzemployer mandate fuse for 404Care, etc.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:16 AM (ksPsw)

128 Is it going to be like this all the way to the conventions next year? to the election?

If we even get that far.

Speaking of which, on the 17th, I posted these two links:

Grim glimpse at an all-too-likely future

NRA News Frontlines: The Fight For Light
(Bumper bits by Ollie North can be FF'd past without missing anything.)

Ep 1 Assault on Silicon Valley
https://youtu.be/bL6PHyIzOP0

Ep 2: The EMP Threat
https://youtu.be/YZjXwVCUuyY

"Not many of us have the water pump handles and plowhorses to survive."

Ep 3 is now out: The Coming Catastrophe
https://youtu.be/yZI6GBHqSOA

"If the system goes down, people start going hungry almost immediately."

Posted by: mindful webworker - question skepticism at September 24, 2015 08:16 AM (3oX+R)

129 Aha..

Google provided the answer.

It appears that the geniuses of New York passed "Local Law 11", which states that the façade of every building over 6 stories needs to be inspected every 5 years.

The cost of putting up and tearing down scaffolding is so onerous that it pays to just leave it up all the time.

Nice job, New York.

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:17 AM (Zs4uk)

130
Then again, it looked like a white guy arguing that someone else had white privilege because the other guy was the one that banished the colored people???


Huh?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (St6BJ)

131 No workers is bullshit, there are always workers. You just may not want to pay for them.



The value of the work may not be what the workers want for it either.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (ksPsw)

132 So this jogger couldn't jump nimbly out of the path of the stroller? I guess he never heard of the Brooklyn dodgers.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (NeFrd)

133
The cost of putting up and tearing down scaffolding is so onerous that it pays to just leave it up all the time.


Steel scaffolding exposed to the weather on a permanent basis?

Better make a law on inspection of scaffolding next.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (oVJmc)

134 "Immigrants" (I'm still amazed this is what illegal invaders are called now, but...) arriving on Lesbos from Turkey at the rate of 5000 a day. One little island. Hard to imagine the number crossing all of the other borders.

Muslims leaving muslim countries because of Islam and bringing their cancerous religion with them. They won't go to another muslim country, because islam, but they will happily pollute non-islamic countries with their religious disease.

And... they are happily helped by asshats like Merkle.

I would give real money to know what is driving this - the mass invasion on one hand, and the totally fakeass bullshit excuse of "humanitarianism" that is driving the engraved invitation to them.

If we thought European anti-Semitism was bad before...

This is gonna get UUUUUUU GLAY.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at September 24, 2015 08:19 AM (BZAd3)

135 124 Those fracking guys travel all over the place to work. You pay a good wage, people will come and work for you, especially seasonally.

No workers is bullshit, there are always workers. You just may not want to pay for them.
Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:14 AM (XiVKO)

Not anymore

fuck $45 oil

Posted by: the real ch3 at September 24, 2015 08:19 AM (IG5KL)

136 "Better make a law on inspection of scaffolding next."


They'll need scaffolding to inspect the scaffolding. And it'll be too expensive to put up and take down too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 24, 2015 08:20 AM (aYW/Z)

137 Me on a rope?

Posted by: Pope Francis at September 24, 2015 08:20 AM (MEjZB)

138 131
No workers is bullshit, there are always workers. You just may not want to pay for them.







The value of the work may not be what the workers want for it either.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (ksPsw)

Which in normal economics, would mean that the job goes undone until it becomes more urgent and gets reprioritized. Or it'll be made a secondary duty of another job.

Allowing employers to bypass this mechanic with cheap immigrant labor causes downward pressure on wages throughout the whole labor market. Which is exactly why the crony businesses love them some illegal immigration, aside from pushing the Lefty agenda further.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:20 AM (J+mig)

139 123 Scaffolding's a sure sign of gentrification, at least it is in Philly. The more scaffolding, the more up-and-coming the neighborhood is.
Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:13 AM (XiVKO)


Up and coming. Bob Dole approves!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:20 AM (St6BJ)

140 I know whenever I go to shore towns along the east coast, almost all service folks are Eastern European's.

Which is fine by me; they work hard, act pleasant, do their best to learn the language, and don't screw up my orders or leave my room dirty.

I assume this is what's going on in Florida, too.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (XiVKO)

141 Small claims court awarded the NYC jogger a settlement.













$24 in beads and smallpox-infested blankets.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (NeFrd)

142 Stay away from Cape Cod. Overpriced, oversmug and crawling stem to stern with the bluest of blue state assholes.

The same goes for the Berkshires, too.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 07:50 AM (zF6Iw)

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

That's exactly where he needs go...

wearing a Make America Great Again hat and Trump 2016 T-shirt.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (LXJ1e)

143 I don't know how we can deal with the illegal immigration issue without also dealing with the out of control welfare and regulatory systems.

It's impossible. And intentional.

Posted by: t-bird at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (FcR7P)

144 Better make a law on inspection of scaffolding next.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (oVJmc)


That's part of the onerous costs. All the scaffolding needs to be inspected when it's put together.

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (Zs4uk)

145 132 So this jogger couldn't jump nimbly out of the path of the stroller? I guess he never heard of the Brooklyn dodgers.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:18 AM (NeFrd)


They dodged trolleys. But point taken.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (St6BJ)

146 OTOH, if the presidential debate is between Donald Trump and Colonel Sanders, that could be funnier than anything in the last ten seasons of SNL.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 08:23 AM (O7MnT)

147 And the Eastern European girls tend to be cute and show a lot of skin. I definitely find that preferable to a bunch of sour-puss Guatemalans.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:24 AM (XiVKO)

148 So... Does anybody think that the fake bomb hoaxer... I mean genius clock maker will be able to bring his fake bomb... I mean fake genius, amazing, breathtaking (boy those muzzie hoaxers are smart) clock with him to the White House.

Not a fucking chance.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at September 24, 2015 08:24 AM (BZAd3)

149 141 $24 in beads and smallpox-infested blankets.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (NeFrd)


Today, that would be $2,400 in anal beads and 2nd hand french ticklers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:24 AM (St6BJ)

150 143
I don't know how we can deal with the illegal immigration issue
without also dealing with the out of control welfare and regulatory
systems.



It's impossible. And intentional.

Posted by: t-bird at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (FcR7P)

The two problems are interlocked. The welfare systems are an attractive nuisance, much like an un-fenced swimming pool. Neighborhood kids start wandering into it, and you pay the consequences
Fencing the swimming pool off helps, but anyone that's already in the yard has to be kicked out.

Getting rid of the pool also solves the problem.
Business as usual is not an option.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:24 AM (J+mig)

151 Has the Pope made any public comments re: abortion during this trip?


If so, we can expect Planned Parenthood to perform a Pope smear.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:25 AM (NeFrd)

152 Eh

Its a morning, I guess

Posted by: Bigby's Press-on Fingernails at September 24, 2015 08:27 AM (3ZtZW)

153 In San Francisco, scaffolding is frequently up to perform repairs on prior incompetently handled work. Which was often itself a repair.

The local building trades are filled with shady fast-buck artists who cut every corner known to humanity plus some new ones, and the local building inspectors are so corrupt that they make Boss Tweed look like a staunch reformer.

When the Big One eventually arrives in SF, a whole lot of very expensive real estate is going to just fall on its ass.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 08:27 AM (noWW6)

154 How long have you been waiting to use that one, Muldoon? LMBO I think PP refers those out to Media Matters.

Posted by: no good deed at September 24, 2015 08:27 AM (GgxVX)

155

Was this mentioned up-thread?

200 pilgrims trampled to death in Mecca-ca.

Add that to the crane collapse and sooner or later it adds up to real casualties.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:28 AM (St6BJ)

156 96 Also, you should just see the lines of porta-potties for the Philly Pope visit. I've never seen anything like it, they span a whole bridge.

Posted by: Chupacabras


They are called Vati-cans.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 24, 2015 08:28 AM (kfcYC)

157 "we can expect Planned Parenthood to perform a Pope smear."



Those are covered under O-Care. Even for men.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 24, 2015 08:28 AM (aYW/Z)

158 I don't get why Libertarians (of which I, in the loosest sense, consider myself) aren't allies on immigration. Yeah, I know they're for open borders, but you'd think they'd be onboard with needing to at least deal with things in order. If you don't wipe out the welfare state, you can't have open borders. Fix the first and sure, we'll do the second.

Or is it just the cheeba-monkey socialist takeover of the Libertarians, which screwed this logical alliance up? I think it's probably the second, if reading Reason magazine in the lead-up to the 2008 election is any guide.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:28 AM (XiVKO)

159 I'm hoping for one of the more Militant Protestant Denominations to preform a popecercism on the United States.

Enough. Already.

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 08:29 AM (dOD0J)

160 Allowing employers to bypass this mechanic with cheap immigrant labor causes downward pressure on wages throughout the whole labor market. Which is exactly why the crony businesses love them some illegal immigration, aside from pushing the Lefty agenda further.


Or it allows the free market to work by allowing those that want the work to get it.
That is the free market in a nut ahell.
"I have aaa for $$. Who's willing to give me www for it?"

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:29 AM (WDy4l)

161 How long have you been waiting to use that one, Muldoon?

****


It just poped into my head this morning.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:29 AM (NeFrd)

162 153 When the Big One eventually arrives in SF, a whole lot of very expensive real estate is going to just fall on its ass.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 08:27 AM (noWW6)


May it be Pacific Heights and North Beach, or wherever the Pelosi's live. Then again, they have insurance. But still.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 24, 2015 08:29 AM (St6BJ)

163 Which in normal economics, would mean that the job goes undone until it becomes more urgent and gets reprioritized. Or it'll be made a secondary duty of another job.

Allowing employers to bypass this mechanic with cheap immigrant labor causes downward pressure on wages throughout the whole labor market. Which is exactly why the crony businesses love them some illegal immigration, aside from pushing the Lefty agenda further.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:20 AM (J+mig)

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

The ultimate short circuit in the labor pool is the massive welfare state. Many people make the calculation that a low wage job is not worth the effort compared to getting stuff for free and occasional work under the table.



Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 24, 2015 08:29 AM (LXJ1e)

164 Well, I suppose I'd better buckle down to work. The sooner I do, the sooner this day will be over.

See you all later.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 08:31 AM (zF6Iw)

165 I had reason to travel the I-95 corridor between Baltimore and the Maryland state line yesterday.

Lots of highway warning signs about expecting delays in Philadelphia during the Pope's visit to the city of Brotherly Love.

And a slightly higher then normal visible trooper presence as well.

As an aside, and on the plus side, Little VIA proved that it is possible to shoot sporting clays with a 18.5 inch barreled 12ga home defense shotgun with #8 shot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2015 08:31 AM (VPLuQ)

166 Was this mentioned up-thread?

200 pilgrims trampled to death in Mecca-ca.

Add that to the crane collapse and sooner or later it adds up to real casualties.


It was mentioned. No one gave a shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:32 AM (WDy4l)

167 Cape Cod is probably the "Reddest" part of MA. Most of the people who live there year round are salt-of-the-Earth seaside types. I can't think of another part of MA with as many US Flags displayed, or with all the Military Service Flags hanging from overpasses. The Kennedy's and P-town give the whole peninsula a bad name. Barnstable County went for Obama 55%-45% in 2012, which in MA is like a loss for a Dem.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 24, 2015 08:32 AM (2cS/G)

168 How long have you been waiting to use that one, Muldoon?
**** It just poped into my head this morning.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:29 AM (NeFrd)


I expected a joke about the popemobile having potpourri-scented air fresheners.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 24, 2015 08:33 AM (zF6Iw)

169 That's part of the onerous costs. All the scaffolding needs to be inspected when it's put together.





Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:21 AM (Zs4uk)

Our newest ordinance also says that the inspectors must be inspected. Including the inspector inspectors, and the inspector inspector inspectors.
My cousin just started an Inspectors R' Us franchise. Pay up, peasant.

Posted by: City Regulatory Board at September 24, 2015 08:33 AM (J+mig)

170 "200 pilgrims trampled to death in Mecca-ca. Add that to the crane collapse and sooner or later it adds up to real casualties."

The real fun has come in previous years when Iranians on the haj have started acting up violently. On more than one occasion, rioting mobs of them have ended up being machine-gunned by the Saudi national guard.


Posted by: torquewrench at September 24, 2015 08:33 AM (noWW6)

171 200 pilgrims trampled to death in Mecca-ca.
Add that to the crane collapse and sooner or later it adds up to real casualties.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

update, body count now up to 400 according to WGN news

Posted by: Cicero Skip at September 24, 2015 08:34 AM (FIrEF)

172 As an aside, and on the plus side, Little VIA proved that it is possible to shoot sporting clays with a 18.5 inch barreled 12ga home defense shotgun with #8 shot


I. Hate. Him.
LOL

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:34 AM (WDy4l)

173 Man made climate change?

Posted by: Pope Fiction at September 24, 2015 08:34 AM (MEjZB)

174 It was mentioned. No one gave a shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:32 AM (WDy4l)

We thought it was a good start

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 24, 2015 08:34 AM (R8hU8)

175
The real fun has come in previous years when Iranians on the haj
have started acting up violently. On more than one occasion, rioting
mobs of them have ended up being machine-gunned by the Saudi national
guard.




Religion of peace, yo.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 24, 2015 08:34 AM (oVJmc)

176 The ultimate short circuit in the labor pool is the massive welfare state. Many people make the calculation that a low wage job is not worth the effort compared to getting stuff for free and occasional work under the table.



Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 24, 2015 08:29 AM (LXJ1e)

That's a big one, but an artificially inflated supply of labor (brought to you by immigration) against a relatively inflexible demand does create a reduction in price per unit as well.

Posted by: City Regulatory Board at September 24, 2015 08:34 AM (J+mig)

177 Off, corrupt city government sock!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:35 AM (J+mig)

178
Until joggers start running down the middle of the street blocking a lane of traffic during rush hour traffic with a smug look on their faces, then no they haven't reached that level of douchebaggery. Yet.

While nude.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 24, 2015 08:35 AM (brIR5)

179 This is funny contrast to clock boy.

CJ Pearson, the 13yo balck conservative teen who likes Ted Cruz and has been criticizing Obama on social mefia, got blocked by the @POTUS twitter account. So he tweeted a screencap of him being blocked.
Then Frank Benenati, assistant to WH Press Sec, tweets that "nobody has ever been blocked by @POTUS account" badically calling the kud a liar.
Give @thecjpearson a follow. I bet he's really getting under TFG's skin.

Posted by: @votermom at September 24, 2015 08:35 AM (cbfNE)

180 This is funny contrast to clock boy.

CJ Pearson, the 13yo black conservative teen who likes Ted Cruz and has been criticizing Obama on social mefia, got blocked by the @POTUS twitter account. So he tweeted a screencap of him being blocked.
Then Frank Benenati, assistant to WH Press Sec, tweets that "nobody has ever been blocked by @POTUS account" badically calling the kud a liar.
Give @thecjpearson a follow. I bet he's really getting under TFG's skin.

Posted by: @votermom at September 24, 2015 08:35 AM (cbfNE)

181 Considering how big a clusterfuck I-95 is going through Philly on a normal day, it's definitely going to be compounded. Especially with the Ben Franklin Bridge closed, you're going to have a ton of people trying to come across the Betsy Ross and Walt Whitman, clogging those onramps.

Good work with the little one, VIA. Scatterguns are a lot more versatile than a lot of people give them credit for. Personally, I don't really have a use for them, but if I lived in a rural area, that's probably all I'd shoot.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:36 AM (XiVKO)

182 The ultimate short circuit in the labor pool is the massive welfare state. Many people make the calculation that a low wage job is not worth the effort compared to getting stuff for free and occasional work under the table.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This! No workee = no eatee, and you would see more workers. Period.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:36 AM (WDy4l)

183 Every year there are a bunch of people trampled.I think the Saudi's have aspecial cleanup crew.

Posted by: steevy at September 24, 2015 08:36 AM (sPO3u)

184 Oh my, there's an echo. Sorry!

Posted by: @votermom at September 24, 2015 08:36 AM (cbfNE)

185 >>> And a slightly higher then normal visible trooper presence as well.


po-po for da pope-pope

Posted by: Bigby's Press-on Fingernails at September 24, 2015 08:37 AM (3ZtZW)

186 I imagine it goes something like this somebody yells out something like "That pigeon is Mossad!" and they are off to the races.

Posted by: steevy at September 24, 2015 08:37 AM (sPO3u)

187 "I. Hate. Him.
LOL"

How do you think I feel?

Kid started shooting shotguns just this year for the first time.

Hits 20 out of 25 with my new Mossberg, which we just took up there to see if it would go "Bang"


Then looks at me and says "You want to try, Dad?".


Punk.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2015 08:37 AM (VPLuQ)

188 This! No workee = no eatee, and you would see more workers. Period.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:36 AM (WDy4l)


It'd help, but you still need to fix the immigration oversupply before dumping that many more workers on the market, or labor would be devalued to the point where we'd all be making minimum wage. Supply and demand are harsh mistresses.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:38 AM (J+mig)

189 Somebody got killed by a falling brick in NYC 100 years ago. So:

If you want to repair your building you must have scaffolding. There are only a few companies that have the permits to do so. Like everything else here, it's a cartel that enriches the politically connected.

Posted by: Oschisms at September 24, 2015 08:40 AM (ZsN9X)

190 @Fox2!

Oh, you mean like bicyclists? It's perfectly legal here for them to ride in the middle of the street at whatever pace they choose, and they still blow through stopsigns.

Me, I'd have a cop on every corner, ticketing every time they do it. If you want to be treated like a car, you gotta follow the rules.

Every time one of them gets hit, it's always just like jogger-guys rant. I saw a girl pass a truck on the right, while the truck was turning right and she behaved in an eerily familiar way.

The white privilege shit is them projecting.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:40 AM (XiVKO)

191 Hits 20 out of 25 with my new Mossberg, which we just took up there to see if it would go "Bang"

Then looks at me and says "You want to try, Dad?".

Punk.



Take him late season dove hunting with an 18 & 1/2" barrel Improved Cylinder choke for a little humility.

Late season = birds no closer than 80 - 90 yards out.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:42 AM (WDy4l)

192 Morning all.

Commute was a damn breeze. Woo hoo.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 24, 2015 08:43 AM (fWAjv)

193 Tell me again why do human beings live in New York City?

Money? Excitement? White Privilege? Love paying taxes?

With so many beautiful and peaceful places to live on this planet why anyone lives or works in that zoo city is beyond me.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 24, 2015 08:43 AM (ej1L0)

194 Like everything else here, it's a cartel that enriches the politically connected.

Posted by: Oschisms at September 24, 2015 08:40 AM (ZsN9X)

Or, basically, fascism. Private ownership, but de-facto central planning due to the fact that everyone in the business is part of or under the thumb of the ruling class.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:44 AM (J+mig)

195 With so many beautiful and peaceful places to live on this planet why anyone lives or works in that zoo city is beyond me.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 24, 2015 08:43 AM (ej1L0)

Beats me. Once a city gets to the point of about 1 million people, it's time to leave.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:44 AM (J+mig)

196 Good lord, the Pope blather on TV this morning is brutal.

Posted by: anti-socialist at September 24, 2015 08:44 AM (o9lmn)

197 I'm now Pope free!

Posted by: minute maid orange juice at September 24, 2015 08:44 AM (MEjZB)

198 you're going to have a ton of people trying to come across the Betsy Ross and Walt Whitman, clogging those onramps.

Tacony-Palmyra gonna be jammed too.

Posted by: Popeanofortissimo at September 24, 2015 08:45 AM (iIVyq)

199 Tampa Bay Headline: Expect some members of Congress to squirm Thursday morning?

Because the Pope is going to bring up Global Warming, Immigration..

The paper says the Repubs are doing the squirming, the Dems are doing the beaming.

Posted by: Colin at September 24, 2015 08:45 AM (T0qev)

200 Mad Max 2015: Strollerdome

Posted by: OCD 'Ron at September 24, 2015 08:45 AM (B1ik8)

201 And who doesn't want to spend $15 on a well drink?

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 24, 2015 08:45 AM (XiVKO)

202 Consider a town like Aspen.

Main industry: Tourism (skiing, river rafting, hiking)

Service sector jobs: hotel workers, restaurant workers, construction

Worker pool: limited sized local population

Solution: Import cheap immigrant laborers from S.A. pay them minimum wage (or less if they are "off the books")

Housing?--> house them in taxpayer-subsidized section 8 apartments, trailers, cheap houses, but not in Aspen, mind you. Put them in barrios down-valley (from El Jebel to Glenwood Spgs), who knows how many to a room?

Transportation--> taxpayer-subsidized buses move the workers up valley for their work shifts, black smoke billowing in the pristine mountain air.

Healthcare--> taxpayer-funded Medicaid expansion.

The resort owners are laying a big chunk of the employee expenses off onto the taxpayer. Why would they want to stop illegal immigration?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:45 AM (NeFrd)

203 Stroller Derby?

Posted by: OCD 'Ron at September 24, 2015 08:46 AM (B1ik8)

204 >>Tell me again why do human beings live in New York City?

And why do they think paying $4,000 a month to live in an apartment the size of a walk-in closet makes them smarter and more sophisticated than everybody else?

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 08:46 AM (O7MnT)

205 It'd help, but you still need to fix the immigration oversupply before dumping that many more workers on the market, or labor would be devalued to the point where we'd all be making minimum wage. Supply and demand are harsh mistresses.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:38 AM (J+mig)

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

I agree. Build a wall, enforce it and interior enforcement. Then ramp back on benefits.

The thing I like about the wall is that it is very forward looking. Its preventing future problems from occurring to allow us to work on the existing problems.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 24, 2015 08:46 AM (LXJ1e)

206 Posted by: Pyrocles at September 24, 2015 08:44 AM (fVOPU)

I believe the Leftists are delusional. They think they'll be able to exploit and use the Muslims just like they have every other insular racial demographic.


They don't have a clue what they're actually getting into, and won't until they're getting thrown off of buildings by what were supposed to be their loyal footsoldiers.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 08:46 AM (J+mig)

207 Me, I'd have a cop on every corner, ticketing every time they do it. If you want to be treated like a car, you gotta follow the rules.


$70.00 a year license plate & $60.00 a year safety inspection. And that little cart that hooks to the bike and that carries little Susie? That trailer'll cost you another $59.00. Just like my trailer.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:46 AM (WDy4l)

208 Where's Fenelon?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 24, 2015 08:46 AM (yxw0r)

209 193 Tell me again why do human beings live in New York City?

Money? Excitement? White Privilege? Love paying taxes?

With so many beautiful and peaceful places to live on this planet why anyone lives or works in that zoo city is beyond me.


You can wake up at 3am in New York and get a steak dinner somewhere in the city.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 24, 2015 08:47 AM (OpK2H)

210 The resort owners are laying a big chunk of the employee expenses off onto the taxpayer. Why would they want to stop illegal immigration?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 08:45 AM (NeFrd)

They don't.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 24, 2015 08:48 AM (R8hU8)

211 You can wake up at 3am in New York and get a steak dinner somewhere in the city.

You can do that in Vegas also....

Posted by: Colin at September 24, 2015 08:49 AM (T0qev)

212 dump up

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 08:49 AM (dOD0J)

213 You can wake up at 3am in New York and get a steak dinner somewhere in the city.



I can wake up at 3 am at my in-laws and go out and kill a cow. In my underwear.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 24, 2015 08:50 AM (WDy4l)

214 >>You can wake up at 3am in New York and get a steak dinner somewhere in the city.

Or pretty much anything else.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 24, 2015 08:51 AM (OGm46)

215 "Oh, you mean like bicyclists? It's perfectly legal here for them to ride in the middle of the street at whatever pace they choose, and they still blow through stop signs."

We have issues in our row home community of narrow streets with people posting these "20 is Plenty" signs on their property "For the Children".
Cause after all, a child should be able to dart into the street from between cars with relative impunity for injury.

As a community, a County, and as a State, we insist that vehicles drive only on the streets, stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, and refrain from driving on sidewalks.

So far, it has worked pretty well. Not a single child has been struck while properly using crosswalks, or while walking on the sidewalk.

Plus, we look at the posted speed limit not as a required minimum, but as the maximum allowable speed under perfect driving conditions.

Some locations at some times, we go 25.
Sometimes, under some conditions, we do 10 or less.

But it's all about control of other peoples actions.
As the children ride bikes the wrong way in the middle of the road, ride their skateboards down the middle of the road, and just generally frolic in a free range environment without boundaries or parental guidelines.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 24, 2015 08:52 AM (VPLuQ)

216
16 Well folks. I'm off to the grocery store because the house is bereft of food.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at September 24, 2015 07:28 AM (t2KH5)


Bereft of food it stands - Vic's is an ex-kitchen!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 24, 2015 08:53 AM (BK3ZS)

217 I think large cities like NYC hold an appeal for ethnics and gays. For gays, living in a large, densely populated area increases the potential hook-up pool immensely. For ethnics, they get to concentrate in neighborhoods with their own kind, make more connections, and in many areas operate outside the laws of the dominant culture.

Posted by: V the K at September 24, 2015 08:54 AM (O7MnT)

218 178
Until joggers start running down the middle of the street blocking a lane of traffic during rush hour traffic with a smug look on their faces, then no they haven't reached that level of douchebaggery. Yet.

While nude.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 24, 2015 08:35 AM (brIR5)


To reach the Zen-level of douchebaggery, the jogger needs to run at 5:30 am and bring a barking dog along, just so everyone wakes up to see him running.

And in some states, they still prosecute hit and runs.

Posted by: jwest at September 24, 2015 08:54 AM (Zs4uk)

219 body count now over 700 at the stoning event in mecca.
apparently they throw rocks at something representing the devil.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at September 24, 2015 09:00 AM (FIrEF)

220 219 body count now over 700 at the stoning event in mecca.
apparently they throw rocks at something representing the devil.
Posted by: Cicero Skip at September 24, 2015 09:00 AM (FIrEF)

==========
I thought they threw the rocks at walls? Lots of stones tho.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 24, 2015 09:10 AM (iQIUe)

221 Me too. I liked Francis at first when he was all
smiles and good works, but he's all but come out of the Red Closet now.
Lot of people feel the same way, and wouldn't cross the street to see
him.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 24, 2015 07:24 AM (J+mig)
Tell that to the Hispanic community of NYC! I work at the largest Hispanic television network (NY OO) and the last week has been brutal. The news department has been driving we engineering types crazy with the planning of "his" visit to St. Patrick's and NYC in general. You should see the "on the street" interviews with Hispanics from Washington Heights and Union City. God himself couldn't receive more adulation. I am so glad I'm off today and tomorrow so I won't have to partake in the circus that's going to ensue. We may not care for the guy, but he is absolutely worshiped by the majority of Hispanics. In fact I mentioned his "short comings" to some people at the station (Hispanics) and they looked at me as if I had two heads. And they're part of the news department!!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at September 24, 2015 09:11 AM (TPimP)

222 I knew Daniel Boone. He was a great great great great uncle of mine.

And this white turd in Brooklyn is no Daniel Boone.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at September 24, 2015 09:13 AM (Sda6L)

223 I knew it was Brooklyn before I read past the headline. There is so much ridiculous hand wringing about people MOVING TO WHERE THEY FUCKING WANT TO LIVE! The presumption that everything is a "public good" that should be doled out and/or micro-engineered by Socially Concerned Experts is pervasive, palpable, and sickening.

We recently moved from this particular boro to a lovely bunker of undisclosed location, commutable to the City. I've never looked back.

Apropos, I still get messages from our former neighborhood "list serve" which is a good reflection of this type of looniness, and a daily reminder of one important reason why we left.

The following, I shit you not, is an actual posting from today's list serve of our former Bkln nabe, about a new supermarket moving in. The concepts of "property' "choice" and "supply-and-demand" are apparently unknown to the writer. Behold, Full Retard strength reasoning:


Re: Fwd:... new store at 33 ...... Road
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:15 am (PDT) . Posted by: .....
It'll be whole paycheck prices, not a win for most of us. It's a trick to manipulate a higher structure. Did we fall for it? We could use a technology school in that space for our neighborhood youth and people leaving the prison system.

Sent from my iPhone

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at September 24, 2015 09:29 AM (k8tEg)

224 "Mister Speaker, The Bishop of Rome!"

And the Thirty Years War is on, baby.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 24, 2015 09:34 AM (xq1UY)

225 sock off

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 24, 2015 10:00 AM (NeFrd)

226 "Daniel Boone of New York City"

Did he "kill a bar"?

Posted by: pst314 at September 24, 2015 02:06 PM (T4dRn)

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