Overnight Open Thread (9-29-2015)

Quote of the Day I

What Abdul made of being shanghaied by some high-class Nordic totty to serve as her cabin mate on a stomach-churching voyage of moral exhibitionism, I cannot say. But, from personal observation, the "refugees" around me seemed to take it for granted that asylum in Europe should come with complimentary first-class travel (see picture at top right, from a German train).

There were more shrugs at Malmö, when I asked a station official about it. He told me that, on the train from Stockholm the other day, a group of "refugees" had looted the café car. The staff were too frightened to resist. "Everyone wants a quiet life," he offered by way of explanation. Sweden prides itself on accepting more "refugees" per capita than any other European country, and up to a thousand a day are registering for asylum in Malmö. I daintily stepped around that morning's intake slumbering on the concourse.

-- Mark Steyn on his rail trip to Malmo, Sweden

Quote of the Day II

Hungary's efforts to barricade itself were recently criticised as "un-European", which rather misses the point. In fact, Hungary is trying very hard to remain European. Meanwhile, a debate has broken out over whether to describe Europe's future rulers as migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. I prefer the attractive Australianism "reffo", which deserves an international audience.

Of course, some view the term as offensive or pejorative. As a journo, I disagree.

-- Tim Blair

Quote of the Day III

Every Republican tax-reform plan should be rooted in this reality: If you are going to have federal spending that is 21 percent of GDP, then you can have a.) taxes that are 21 percent of GDP; b.) deficits. There is no c.

If, on the other hand, you have a credible program for reducing spending to 17 or 18 percent of GDP, which is where taxes have been coming in, please do share it.

-- Kevin D. Williamson

Quote of the Day IV

Our attempts to download the briefs and the accompanying booklet have not borne fruit this morning - as these documents exist at the nexus of interest by historians, the press's JFK cult, and conspiracy nut jobs, the Agency server's getting hit on like the only woman at a Dungeons and Dragons convention.

-- WeaponsMan on the release of Presidential briefing documents from the early 60s

Quote of the Day V

"Now my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband."

-- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

The Camp of the Saints Comes To Europe

Jean Raspail's dystopian 70s novel ain't just a novel anymore. Only in this case the migrants swarming Europe are overwhelmingly young Muslim men who are not from Syria but he pretty much nailed the feckless response from European leaders.

Rather than deal with the rapey proclivities of these immigrants the authorities warn young women to avoid showing any flesh lest it provoke the newcomers or simply unapologetically suppress any news of refugee-committed rapes.

Meanwhile the German and Swedish governments are evicting and confiscating housing from their citizens in order to give them to the immigrants.

And they want to criminalize free speech online to deal with any natives who might have the temerity to object to all this.

Why it's as if the leaders of Europe have simply decided to replace their clapped out old citizenry with a new, more vibrant populace and are just trying to make the whole volk transition happen quietly and efficiently with a minimum of fuss.

Read the article and weep.

Mark Steyn's Speech in Copenhagen

For those who missed it last night. It is recommended.

'Severely Traumatized' Clock Kid Ahmed Mohamed Will Go To Qatar For Some Reason

No word if he will bring along his 'science project'.

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EPA: Sunlight Bad For Plants

The Clinton Family Fortune and the Missing $50 Million

Fifty mil makes a pretty nice slush fund to make your 'problems' go away.

Planned Parenthood: Um Yeah We Actually Don't Do Any Mammograms

Hey Remember When the Reason to Pull Out of Iraq Was so We Could Defeat AQ and the Taliban in Afghanistan?

Good times, good times.

MN Court Declares BB Guns to Be Firearms

Paul Walker's Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Porsche

For making cars that go fast and aren't lamppost-proof.

Welcome to 2015: Supermom Surprises Her 14 year Old Transgender Son With His First Dose Of Hormones

All I got for my 14th birthday was a radio-cassette player and a Star Trek calendar. Which was pretty much what I was looking for.

Al Bundy On Being a Man

Half of life is just showing up. And the other half is staying in the game no matter how it's going for you.

The Yahoo group is for closers only.

Teh Tweet!

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Comments

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1 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:25 PM (OMXTD)

2 No way

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 29, 2015 11:25 PM (W3an0)

3
Where's the shower? I need to clean up.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 29, 2015 11:25 PM (VLTL9)

4 Rather than deal with the rape proclivities of these immigrants the authorities warn young women to avoid showing any flesh lest it provoke the newcomers or simply unapologetically suppress any news of refugee-committed rapes.

I'm sure the feminists are all over this.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 11:26 PM (sdi6R)

5 ONT time. Yay. I can't stay long though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 29, 2015 11:27 PM (gyKtp)

6 Welcome to Eurabia.

Caliphate by Tom Kratman was supposed to be a warning, not a prophecy.

Posted by: rd at September 29, 2015 11:28 PM (SukjU)

7 damn I coudh've been first,

Posted by: Farmer at September 29, 2015 11:28 PM (o/90i)

8 Commies.

Posted by: Ralph at September 29, 2015 11:28 PM (MSiSP)

9 Rather than deal with the rape proclivities of these immigrants the authorities warn young women to avoid showing any flesh lest it provoke the newcomers or simply unapologetically suppress any news of refugee-committed rapes.



I have a cure for that. Bullets are cheap.

Posted by: Infidel at September 29, 2015 11:28 PM (AaEr0)

10 Except the Muslim 'refugees' won't let Europe have a quiet life. Caliphate Europa is being born. And this time the Rape of Europa is by a chap named Ahmed and not Zeus.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 29, 2015 11:29 PM (C/DS0)

11 Farmer, would've ,could've

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:31 PM (OMXTD)

12 Aaaand I see Maet saw the story on the EPA declaring war on the fucking Sun. Farmers will probably be required to issue sunglasses to every plant they grow.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 29, 2015 11:31 PM (gyKtp)

13 "Supermom", or "Supermonster"?

Either way, both are going to find themselves on the business end of something Muslim and Phallic sooner or later.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 29, 2015 11:32 PM (FrHC0)

14 Meanwhile, a debate has broken out over whether to describe Europe's future rulers as migrants, refugees or asylum seekers.

How about "refuse" ... the noun.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:32 PM (zc3Db)

15 fucking clocksucker. hope he gets some time to find out about how guys his age and size are treated in islam land.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:32 PM (vb33c)

16 The refuse refugees are coming, cover up girls or they are going to rape you.

Ms. Merkel you just humiliated your whole nation.


Posted by: Ralph at September 29, 2015 11:33 PM (MSiSP)

17 @ 9 your solution would work as well as hormones

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:33 PM (OMXTD)

18 There it is, Sally! The Great Pumpkin!!

Posted by: Linus at September 29, 2015 11:33 PM (JO9+V)

19 Just the fact that we even have to talk about f**king Muslims every day is proof that they've already won.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 29, 2015 11:33 PM (FrHC0)

20
Eagerly awaiting Shrillary's announcement regarding the future of her "pleasure pillows"... * blows chunks *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 29, 2015 11:33 PM (VLTL9)

21 oh yeah hockey is the islam of sports / islam is the hockey of religions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:33 PM (vb33c)

22 >>>12 Aaaand I see Maet saw the story on the EPA declaring war on the fucking Sun. Farmers will probably be required to issue sunglasses to every plant they grow.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 29, 2015 11:31 PM (gyKtp)<<<


Naw, they'll just give 'em a sun tax.


Posted by: Ralph at September 29, 2015 11:35 PM (MSiSP)

23 c'mon giants

Posted by: the donald at September 29, 2015 11:35 PM (0O7c5)

24 Does not compute, Mis Hum.

Posted by: Infidel at September 29, 2015 11:35 PM (AaEr0)

25 off golden sock

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at September 29, 2015 11:36 PM (0O7c5)

26 One of the last bastions of watchable networks (TCM) is getting insufferable with this feminist October crap. And it's not even October. The promos are almost intolerable.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 29, 2015 11:36 PM (Wckf4)

27 OK, on being a man -

Although he's a bad guy, making this speech for a bad purpose, I think I prefer Gustavo Fring:

http://tinyurl.com/opknuvg

Posted by: JPS at September 29, 2015 11:37 PM (9ziuC)

28 [..]taxes that are 21 percent of GDP[..]
-- Kevin D. Williamson




Right, do that and even the MSM will call it a depression.

Posted by: East Bay KG at September 29, 2015 11:37 PM (YUrE9)

29 Lots of content tonight. Thanks, Maet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2015 11:37 PM (0yhH4)

30 I'm looking for a good roast beef sammich from last nights leftovers.

BBL

T

Posted by: Farmer at September 29, 2015 11:38 PM (o/90i)

31 hi all
still grading exams at work
how is everyone else doing

Posted by: chemjeff at September 29, 2015 11:38 PM (lVU49)

32 Tonight's post brought to you by U. S. Marines and soldiers, ordered to listen to the cries of boys being raped by Afghan commanders, and do nothing.

Thanks, Obama. Barack Obama, who supports pederasty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:38 PM (FsuaD)

33

Bullets are cheaper than hormones infidel

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:39 PM (OMXTD)

34 Evening morons, how fares the horde?

In the ER with my niece.

Sh*t status: real.

On the plus side, inpatient psych may allow Mrs. Crank to get a few days of peace.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:39 PM (v4Z6k)

35 The computer is a lying cheating bastard. That is all.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 29, 2015 11:39 PM (AK8mB)

36 Hey EPA, I've got a great idea -- Let's fire all your ginormous asses into the Sun. This will help the environment in two ways.

1. Not having to grow food plants to feed your worthless asses will reduce ozone levels, per your admission.

2. Human bodies are rich in water, thus hydrogen; your added mass will keep the Sun burning for a few additional seconds, thereby staving off the yellow giant phase a bit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 29, 2015 11:40 PM (gyKtp)

37 Expended brass lying around. A sure sign of interesting times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2015 11:40 PM (9mTYi)

38
Posted by: chemjeff at September 29, 2015 11:38 PM (lVU49)

Fail them all on general principles and staple an employment application for Starbucks to each paper.

C'mon, you know you want to do it...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 29, 2015 11:41 PM (VLTL9)

39 chemjeff. I'm well how are you after last nights Chiefs debacle?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:41 PM (OMXTD)

40 Yeah, Supermom, all the shemale freak perverts thank you. That's what they like, take a young boy before puberty, suppress it, and girl him up. That's what they love.

Thailand is big on all the "ladyboy" shit as well pedo shit. They didn't need any fancy puberty suppressing drugs, they just castrated 'em before puberty. I think they passed a law forbidding this, that was pushed by, get this, gay activists. Don't know what the logic was, maybe they want balls on their prospects.

Anyway, these idiots have no idea they're been mostly played by the perverts out there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 29, 2015 11:41 PM (dvuhZ)

41 Clock boy in Qatar. Maybe they will teach him how to play the kazoo.


Posted by: Ralph at September 29, 2015 11:42 PM (MSiSP)

42 WTF are we gonna do when we can't have our pixel friends?

Posted by: Infidel at September 29, 2015 11:42 PM (AaEr0)

43 I couldn't believe the girlfriends I was at dinner with tonight who had no clue about Clock Boy. One is a Harvard educated physician, with a daughter at Harvard and a son at the Naval Academy.

I 'splained in great detail every single piece of information about little Ahmed and his non-clock, and no one could believe it. So out came the iPhones and Google. And surprise.

Jeeze. I'm gobsmacked by how some of our "most educated" are so ill-informed.

Well, thanks to me, they're informed now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:42 PM (FsuaD)

44 Ah, interesting times.

Posted by: eman at September 29, 2015 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

45 -- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

Someone should have stopped her years ago. Who the hell ever wanted to see Helen Mirren nude?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:43 PM (zc3Db)

46 Jane, the words "Harvard" and "educated" sadly no longer belong in the same sentence. Maybe "indoctrinated".

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:44 PM (v4Z6k)

47
Jane D'oh: doing the job the MSM "journos" won't do.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 29, 2015 11:44 PM (VLTL9)

48 Evening horde.

Started 'Man in the High Tower.'

Thought the whole series would be available but not until Nov. 20.

Good but sloooooow so far.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 29, 2015 11:44 PM (9jeGC)

49 Do not taunt Maet please.... or we will get the Ono Yoko nudes...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 29, 2015 11:44 PM (C/DS0)

50 Oh, good Lord, my mother (85 yrs old) was ranting about how her dentist, a very educated professional woman, hadn't even heard of Carly Fiorina (this was before the second debate, I believe), and fancied herself politically informed.

I continue to be amazed by what a fog some of our supposed best and brightest are in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 29, 2015 11:44 PM (dvuhZ)

51 Someone should have stopped her years ago. Who the hell ever wanted to see Helen Mirren nude?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:43 PM (zc3Db)

[raises hand] I want to see them all.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2015 11:45 PM (JO9+V)

52 Here come the reffo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 29, 2015 11:45 PM (W5DcG)

53 Helen Mirren w/ James Mason when she was 17.
He was an artist she was a peasant girl. Pretty good lookin'.

Posted by: Ralph at September 29, 2015 11:45 PM (MSiSP)

54 I've seen the pictures of Ahmad. And I was a pretty geeky teen myself.



But I'm pretty sure Ahmad has invented sex alone with his sister and mother's undergarments. And I'm sure he's also making great strides in creating vaginas out of produce, Boston Creme donuts and various pork products when he wants to feel 'dirty.'



And while I hate to disparage the future of American Science, I'm also pretty sure Ahmad is going to invent being tied to a bed with Japanese bondage ropes while wearing a dirty blond wig, a red bra, pantyhose and crotchless panties while begging some infidel whore for sexual release.



But we must not judge. Great minds think differently than us.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 29, 2015 11:45 PM (AC0lD)

55 WTF are we gonna do when we can't have our pixel friends?
Posted by: Infidel at September 29, 2015 11:42 PM (AaEr0)

I refuse not to exist with my pixel friends. I'm kicking ass and taking names.,and if I lose, I lose. It's been a decent run.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:45 PM (OMXTD)

56 Separation of Mosque and State Redux

First, children were required to accept the Shahada in a school assignment. Now, police officer can be forced to attend and spend money on Islamic shindigs.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9932

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 29, 2015 11:46 PM (vBeA5)

57 [raises hand] I want to see them all.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2015 11:45 PM (JO9+V)


I blame Lena Dunham on you!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:46 PM (zc3Db)

58 What was that Ron White joke? Once you've seen one woman nekkid, you ..............pretty much want to see all of 'em nekkid.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 29, 2015 11:46 PM (dvuhZ)

59 MH oh okay. to be honest i didn't watch much of the game, watched the baseball game instead mostly.

yeah they are not doing so hot on this exam sadly.

well back to grading crappy papers...

Posted by: chemjeff at September 29, 2015 11:47 PM (lVU49)

60 Geez, CCrank, may you get the resolution you need. Prayers up.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 29, 2015 11:47 PM (AK8mB)

61 *sigh*

The more I dig into building a timeline to hang the sequel to Golden Isis on, the more discouraging it is. But at the same time I can hear Diana comment on the whole Sudetenland Crisis as, "Sounds like one boss moving in on another boss' territories. Which means plenty of bodies."

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 29, 2015 11:47 PM (C/DS0)

62 Howdy, y'all!!!!




The Few, the Proud, the 'rons that stayed up for the ONT.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 29, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

63 Fuck the fucking GOP.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 29, 2015 11:48 PM (u5gzz)

64 *googles helen mirren nude*

Huh, not bad at all, back in a bit.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (VviqM)

65 Okay. Mebbe I can make a exception or twelve. No Lena Dunham.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (JO9+V)

66 Yoko nude beats Yoko singing, harmonizing or just opening her pie hole.

Hellen Mirren in the day was attractive

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (OMXTD)

67 Helen Mirren is a beautiful woman.

Imagine what those worn-out hags the Kardasshians (sp?), Brittney Spears, and all the other Hot New Things will look like at Ms. Mirren's age.

Yikes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (FsuaD)

68 But I'm pretty sure Ahmad has invented sex alone with his sister and mother's undergarments. And I'm sure he's also making great strides in creating vaginas out of produce, Boston Creme donuts and various pork products when he wants to feel 'dirty.'



And while I hate to disparage the future of American Science, I'm also pretty sure Ahmad is going to invent being tied to a bed with Japanese bondage ropes while wearing a dirty blond wig, a red bra, pantyhose and crotchless panties while begging some infidel whore for sexual release.



But we must not judge. Great minds think differently than us.
Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 29,




inshallah

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (vb33c)

69 Cooth, there ain't nothing proud about us degenerates. Proud of what our country was/can be, sure, but pride is not well-loved here. See Moo, Moo.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:50 PM (v4Z6k)

70 ***"If, on the other hand, you have a credible program for reducing spending to 17 or 18 percent of GDP, which is where taxes have been coming in, please do share it."***


I know ace already blogged about this, but this is that silly GOPe rationale (shocking coming from NRO I know). It really cedes the entire argument to the Left. All of it. That being the presumption that there's just no feasible way to cut government.


Since that's apparently the case, what the fvck are these pundits doing? Since there's apparently no way to undo anything, pack it up and go home. Seriously. Shut the fvck up. It's pointless.


Of course, I'm all for letting taxes go through the roof. No better way to let things burn than creating an economic disaster. It's not like raising taxes won't preclude an increase in spending.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 29, 2015 11:50 PM (Wckf4)

71 Mmm. Boston creme donuts.

Posted by: homer simpson at September 29, 2015 11:50 PM (Aw1ge)

72 My father was stationed in Giessen in the 1960s, waiting for Ivan to come rolling across the border. Sounds like the Germans could use his skill set to stop the current invaders.

Posted by: PabloD at September 29, 2015 11:50 PM (BcOEh)

73 Quote from letter "signed" by Laureen Harper, wife of our current Prime Minister, seeking donations to the Conservative Party of Canada towards the election next month:


"Remember, Stephen is the only leader who is fighting to let taxpayers keep more of their own hard-earned income...scale back the growth of the federal government...keep the promise of a balanced federal budget...and he is the only Leader who is pledged and determined to protect Canadians from the Jihadist terrorists who have declared war on Canada."


Now, I am cynical enough to believe that Mrs. Harper did not write the entirety of that letter, but I am sure that she OK'ed the use of her name on it. I find it interesting that they use the term "Jihadist", because that pretty much implies "muslim" without coming right out and saying it, given that jihad is a tenet of islam, and only of islam. I do believe they get it, but are being very cautious about naming the enemy. And Canada just revoked the Canadian citizenship of a convicted terrorist, which is a first of its kind.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 29, 2015 11:51 PM (0yhH4)

74 58 What was that Ron White joke? Once you've seen one woman nekkid, you ..............pretty much want to see all of 'em nekkid.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 29, 2015 11:46 PM (dvuhZ)


something got lost in translation to pashto.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:51 PM (vb33c)

75 I'm watching the Mark Steyn video. 49 minutes, and I'm about 10 minutes in.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 11:51 PM (sdi6R)

76 >>> Imagine what those worn-out hags the Kardasshians <<<

eeuuu

Posted by: Ralph at September 29, 2015 11:52 PM (MSiSP)

77 Hang in there chemjeff

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:52 PM (OMXTD)

78 One is a Harvard educated physician,
Jeeze. I'm gobsmacked by how some of our "most educated" are so ill-informed.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:42 PM (FsuaD)

Would you want to go to the physician that graduated last in his class from Harvard? Harvard also graduated Obama... set your expectations accordingly.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at September 29, 2015 11:52 PM (sJuWI)

79
Back in the day, some of the most fun that I had in grad school was grading the final exams for the freshman chemistry -- hundreds of them -- with my fellow TAs.

Whenever a particularly egregiously stupid answer was encountered the call would go out, "Hey, whose dumbass is Danny Dipshit (or Debbie Dumberthendirt)?" One of us would own up and then the TA who asked would attempt to read or interpret the answer amidst a chorus of hoots and catcalls. Sympathetic and empathetic we were not...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 29, 2015 11:52 PM (VLTL9)

80 Posted by: Anna Puma at September 29, 2015 11:47 PM (C/DS0)


Two of my girlfriends I was at dinner with tonight are published authors. They were bitching about something to do with Amazon and Kindle and getting ripped of by "renters" or something.

Anyhow, I was too pissed off by the slow service at the restaurant and the fact that after 30 minutes I still didn't have a glass of wine, that I didn't pay much attention.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:52 PM (FsuaD)

81 Well, gradually getting cranked up for the Third World War, I see. How's China's contribution coming, any saber-rattling to distract from economic news today?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 29, 2015 11:52 PM (bLnSU)

82 34 Evening morons, how fares the horde?

In the ER with my niece.

Sh*t status: real.

On the plus side, inpatient psych may allow Mrs. Crank to get a few days of peace.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:39 PM (v4Z6k)



Oh, shit. Everything bolted down at the moment????

Posted by: cthulhu at September 29, 2015 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

83
65 Okay. Mebbe I can make a exception or twelve. No Lena Dunham.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (JO9+V)

She quit Twitter because of the negative feedback from posting pics of her in her boyfriends underwear.

Pro tip - don't post pics of you in your boyfriends drawers looking like a stuffed sausage. You wanted attention baby.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at September 29, 2015 11:53 PM (9jeGC)

84 Y5--woman, goat, I'm sure the two have similar roots.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:53 PM (v4Z6k)

85 Hellen Mirren in the day was attractive

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (OMXTD)


Half a century ago.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:53 PM (zc3Db)

86 Hellen Mirren in the day was attractive

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (OMXTD)


days were shorter back then.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (vb33c)

87 And I'm sure he's also making great strides in creating vaginas out of produce, Boston Creme donuts and various pork products when he wants to feel 'dirty.'
Doh!

Posted by: homer simpson at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (Aw1ge)

88 I hope I look half as attractive as Helen Mirren when I'm that age.

At least Ms. Mirren and I won't have the rampant STD's of the young Hollywood crowd.

I think she's beautiful. And classy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (FsuaD)

89 Burn the Witch: This is how (among other strategies) the left is "winning," by drowning the conversation.

You can do the math for them all day, they just repeat their slogans. Eventually, you run out of energy - what they do is *effortless*, what you do requires work.

Mind you, when they have power, what they do is *horrifying*, so that keeps you dragging your ass onward.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (bLnSU)

90 AOP of course Jihadist is a Muslim tenant. If it were Lutherans they would be Jelloists

Anyone know if lutefisk is halal compliment?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:56 PM (OMXTD)

91 Rather than deal with the rape proclivities of these immigrants the authorities warn young women to avoid showing any flesh lest it provoke the newcomers...

Well, if you Europeans knew how to use a gun and carried one this wouldn't be a problem.

Posted by: Socratease at September 29, 2015 11:56 PM (FqHs5)

92 So, is Clock Boy a Thing now? Like a ticking time bomb thing now?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:57 PM (FsuaD)

93 Vanessa Redgrave in her heyday was smokin' as well. I'd never seen her that young before until I watched some old 60's flick "Blowup" (about a debauched 60s London Austin Powers style photographer who unwittingly photographed a murder in the background by the powers that be).

We got Vanessa topless. She was something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 29, 2015 11:57 PM (dvuhZ)

94 45 -- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

Someone should have stopped her years ago. Who the hell ever wanted to see Helen Mirren nude?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:43 PM (zc3Db)


She was smokin' hot back in the day.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 11:57 PM (sdi6R)

95 Prayers for the Crank family, and the niece. I do not claim to fully sympathize with mental illness, but with the shit my heart drugs do to my brain, I sure can empathize.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 29, 2015 11:57 PM (bLnSU)

96 Oh, Cooth, no knives like her sister. Just lies, allegations of lewd conduct, more lies, disrespect, manipulation, did I mention the lies?

Threw her best friend metaphorically under the bus, literally told a boy to kill himself, and moved towards the window after threatening suicide tonight. Had the deputy bring her up in a cruiser.

50 years ago...yeah. There were other acceptable ways to deal with this.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:58 PM (v4Z6k)

97 "Now my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband."

-- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

Helen Mirren (nee Helen Lydia Mironoff) born July 26, 1945. Meaning her last bit of public nudity should have been in the Reagan administration. Seriously, no director ever said, "Helen, I love you, but you're old enough to be my gran (because she's British), put your clothes back on."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 29, 2015 11:58 PM (awspb)

98 Well, if you Europeans knew how to use a gun and carried one this wouldn't be a problem.
Posted by: Socratease


They would rather be dead than an icky cowboy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 29, 2015 11:59 PM (W5DcG)

99

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:49 PM (OMXTD)


days were shorter back then.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (vb33c)

Not a fan?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:59 PM (OMXTD)

100 93 Vanessa Redgrave in her heyday was smokin' as well. I'd never seen her that young before until I watched some old 60's flick "Blowup"

I've been meaning to watch that for years because i really liked the Brian DePalma remake of it called Blowout, with John Travolta and Nancy Allen.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 29, 2015 11:59 PM (VviqM)

101 @70

Williamson is part of the "conservative commentariate industrial complex" it's all an act and pose they don't really want to win.

They don't want to win they want to write a bunch of twaddle containing sound and fury signifying nothing.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 29, 2015 11:59 PM (WVvzl)

102 94 45 -- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

Someone should have stopped her years ago. Who the hell ever wanted to see Helen Mirren nude?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:43 PM (zc3Db)

She was smokin' hot back in the day.
Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 11:57 PM (sdi6R)



yeah so was everything else after chicxulub

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:00 AM (vb33c)

103 Who among us does not own a copy of Mirren's finest performance in the classic Caligula?
Exactly!
I was almost tempted to create a profile on The Frisky (regarding the super mom turning her kid into a tranny) and log into the comments just to poke them- "Brilliant satire! Makes the Onion seem amateur!" But I didn't. Sad thing is the piece actually reads like satire...
So, we have a dem congressman here in the Seattle area- Rick Larson. He was on our local talk radio station this morning telling the host that he wants to bring in 100K refugees from Syria. The host was steamrolled by the lib and didn't ask him the most basic of questions- where will they go and how will we verify they aren't terrorists? The congressman said, "See there are laws that you can't come to the US if you are a terrorist." The host then said hey maybe we should just bring in Christian Syrians- they don't want to kill people. The Congressman said, "But Timothy McVeigh killed so many and he was a Christian!" The retard level of the discussion hit polar orbit.
The day started off with my blood pressure skyrocketing and I was moved to write the host and tell him he was bitch slapped on the air. My state votes purely retarded assholes into Congress. Throw our governor into that mix as well. But hey- tomorrow is a new day!

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:00 AM (eTvJc)

104 100: The ending will drive you nuts. No resolution whatsoever. "They" won, and you didn't know who was murdered or who did it, or why.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 12:00 AM (dvuhZ)

105 Compare Helen Mirren to that skelator Madonna. Ugh. As her ex-husband said, "It's like sleeping with a piece of gristle."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 30, 2015 12:00 AM (FsuaD)

106 96 Oh, Cooth, no knives like her sister. Just lies, allegations of lewd conduct, more lies, disrespect, manipulation, did I mention the lies?

Threw her best friend metaphorically under the bus, literally told a boy to kill himself, and moved towards the window after threatening suicide tonight. Had the deputy bring her up in a cruiser.

50 years ago...yeah. There were other acceptable ways to deal with this.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 29, 2015 11:58 PM (v4Z6k)




Sadly, it's a long, hard road from there to "fixed"....but it sounds like "bolted-down" is good at the moment. That'll get you to tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

107 days were shorter back then.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (vb33c)

Not a fan?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 29, 2015 11:59 PM (OMXTD)



I am just typing shit to type shit. I am a fan of the ron white school of thought; english not pashto.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:01 AM (vb33c)

108 Europes is run by an elite that happily commits a soft genocide on their own people, and then replaces said people with another that they treat as but wild animals, without agency, in a zoo.

And all so that they can wallow in a spiritually bereft playboy lifestyle, assuming that their pet immigrants won't turn on them.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 30, 2015 12:01 AM (vBeA5)

109 They don't want to win they want to write a bunch of twaddle containing sound and fury signifying nothing.
Posted by: Kreplach

Really, isn't this the story of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 12:01 AM (awspb)

110 Canada's RCMP are searching for Moslem/s after act of terror in Saskatchewan. See the sock link for the horrid details.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 30, 2015 12:02 AM (Aw1ge)

111 45 -- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity
Someone should have stopped her years ago. Who the hell ever wanted to see Helen Mirren nude?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 29, 2015 11:43 PM (zc3Db)


So um exactly how long have you been experiencing this lack of interest in naked womenz?

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:02 AM (pAlYe)

112 You sure Sean Penn didn't say it was like hitting a piece of gristle?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 30, 2015 12:03 AM (v4Z6k)

113 Yeah while we laugh at the leaders of Europe displacing and replacing their own people the US has been doing a fairly good job of doing the same with peasents from various third world shitholes from around the world.

And we are collectively as the citizenry are doing dick about it.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 30, 2015 12:03 AM (WVvzl)

114 Compare Helen Mirren to that skelator Madonna. Ugh. As her ex-husband said, "It's like sleeping with a piece of gristle."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 30, 2015 12:00 AM (FsuaD)


ROFLMAO! That's a funy Guy.

But with respect to Mirren parading around naked well past her "sell by" date ... two wrongs don't make a right.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 12:04 AM (zc3Db)

115 What's that guy wearing over his JG's in that Hue pic?

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 12:04 AM (EWg9n)

116 interesting, if you type "helen mirren naked" into google you get quite a few results. I had not realized she had engaged in so many hardcore nude scenes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:04 AM (vb33c)

117 Ah, I remember nine years ago, traveling to Malmo for a day, prior to meeting the Swedish boy we were hosting for a year.

We were warned against going into "certain Muslim neighborhoods."

We were like, "WTF? Why?"

We were answered with shrugs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 30, 2015 12:04 AM (FsuaD)

118 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 29, 2015 11:55 PM (bLnSU)


Yeah, like many other Morons, I've had it with NRO. Steyn was one of two contributors worth a damn (VDH the other) and they shitcanned him. That guy's doing more actual work than any of those others who are more interested in protecting their sinecures of book hawking and snark crafting.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:04 AM (Wckf4)

119 Y5 thanks I missed the shit angle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (OMXTD)

120 So um exactly how long have you been experiencing this lack of interest in naked womenz?

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:02 AM (pAlYe)


Naked 60 year olds? Quite a while

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (zc3Db)

121 So, what are people drinking? I'd be moderately drunk on Jim Beam by now were I at home.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (v4Z6k)

122 Gonna drag this here from the last thread, just in case someone wants to run with it:



606 Free story idea for one of our authors.....



As you may know, computerized cryptography is generally based upon something that is computationally a pain-in-the-ass. For example: integer factorization, discrete logarithms, or the discrete logarithm of an elliptic curve. [Nice summary at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Computational_hardness_assumption ]




All of this is arcane and odd and all that.....but then let's mix in some fun. You may also know that "Bitcoin mining" is a thing -- you run specialized programs to come up with cryptographically significant information for some hellaciously long time and out pops a Bitcoin. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin_network]




A lot of people are devoting a lot of hardware and computation power to this.




Now, let's put in a twist. What if every Bitcoin mined gave the NSA [or your other favorite boogeyman] a key to a SHA-256-encoded message? In other words, someone came up with a way to seriously encrypt data, and a security agency came up with the whole Bitcoin thing to generate keys?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 29, 2015 11:46 PM (EzgxV)

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

123 Canada's RCMP are searching for Moslem/s after act of terror in Saskatchewan. See the sock link for the horrid details.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 30, 2015 12:02 AM (Aw1ge)


They're just trying to get your goat, Andy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (0yhH4)

124 My usual Capt 'n DP, CC.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (zyIlW)

125 21 oh yeah hockey is the islam of sports / islam is the hockey of religions.
Posted by: yankeefifth



I admit to wanting to hack a few Flyers heads off but c'mon, its not like I've actually done it or anything. Hell, I'd probably throw my back out swinging the axe.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (Tzk9k)

126 Tonight's post brought to you by US Marines in Hue, 1968:

Dad wasn't in Hue in '68. He was running a portion of the main supply depot in Da Nang. He knew a lot of the men at Hue.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (Baojj)

127 Yeah, I'm 48 and the interest in sex and nekkid women is waning somewhat. I only think of sex 93% of time, now.

Maybe TMI, but my doc talked me into taking testosterone shots. Mine was really low according to the labs (didn't notice anything really). About 2-3 days after a shot, I get so damn horny I can't see straight. But it still wasn't as bad as when I was 18 or so. But it is amazing how much you can lose if it slips really slowly. Frog in the boiling water.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (dvuhZ)

128 I will never forgive barbara eden for donning her jeannie costume at 78.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (vb33c)

129 They would rather be dead than an icky cowboy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 29, 2015 11:59 PM (W5DcG)


Well, they may be about to get their chance to prove it.

Me? I just wish I wasn't compelled to watch.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (bLnSU)

130 121- on the wagon right now, but I would be drinking Bulleit Bourbon.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:07 AM (eTvJc)

131 Well, I'm dragging my tired ass off to bed.

Behave, Horde. As if.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 30, 2015 12:07 AM (FsuaD)

132 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 12:07 AM (YJmuy)

133 They're just trying to get your goat, Andy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I've had a gruff day, AOP.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 30, 2015 12:07 AM (Aw1ge)

134 Boobs N Guns ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648899477101780992

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648899776566702080

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648899966014988288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648900208219267072

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648900419582881792

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2015 12:08 AM (GrXXa)

135 Y5 thanks I missed the shit angle
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (OMXTD)






Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:08 AM (vb33c)

136 Yeah, hah hah Europe, meanwhile hazelton Pa goes from 5pct Hispanic to 35pct Hispanic in 10 years time and dear borne Michigan is the epicenter of Islam in America where there is a strong push for sharia law.

Yeah hah hah indeed.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 30, 2015 12:08 AM (WVvzl)

137 Helen Mirren was nude in the movie "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" in the 1980s.

She was in her 40s and I was in my 20s. I was practically licking the screen.

Which was slightly embarrassing since I saw it in a theater.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 12:09 AM (sdi6R)

138 More Guns N Boobs ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648900631244185600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648900803659464704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648900980701036544

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648901143062540288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648901299740778496

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2015 12:09 AM (GrXXa)

139
Jane, as I recall Malmo has been sort of a "no-go zone" for, um, Swedes and Swedish police etc for some time.

Interesting, today had a former Swedish fighter pilot (now an airline pilot) in the museum. We did not talk about the "situation" in Europe at all, just aviation/military stuff. He described landing on highways (standard part of Swedish defense organization, their tactical aircraft all must be able to operate from roads), and other interesting things.

He was somewhat aware of the potential debacle that is the F-35, and a few more bits of info had him shaking his head.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 30, 2015 12:10 AM (QDnY+)

140 anyone here know anything about gas cans.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:10 AM (vb33c)

141 Hey everybody.

Noticed nobody's heard much from Gawker lately? I think since they got caught so bad a while back, they've gone to new features such as "7 Secrets Your Swiss Cheese Provider Doesn't Want You To Know!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 12:10 AM (ntObR)

142 Gay Patriot is doing a bang-up job tonight slapping down the pro-PP death cultists at Twitter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 12:11 AM (ntObR)

143 We were warned against going into "certain Muslim neighborhoods."

I seem to remember a while back that we were told that there was no such thing as a "no go zone."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 12:11 AM (W5DcG)

144 Swiss cheese provider = supermarket deli.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:11 AM (zyIlW)

145 anyone here know anything about gas cans.

If you see a spider on your gas can, do not try to kill it with a lighter.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 12:12 AM (YJmuy)

146 So um exactly how long have you been experiencing this lack of interest in naked womenz?



Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:02 AM (pAlYe)




Naked 60 year olds? Quite a while

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (zc3Db)


Give it time, POP. All in due time.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 30, 2015 12:12 AM (JO9+V)

147 136- Maet posted the migration patterns from around the world the other day. Basically we are being invaded by Mexico and Central America. Coworkers and I were discussing this and my boss says, "hell, unlike the arabs, at least with the Mexicans most of them are Christian and share some of our values." Had to say, fair point. But I still don't like it.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:12 AM (eTvJc)

148 If you see a spider on your gas can, do not try to kill it with a lighter.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 12:12 AM (YJmuy)


heh

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

149 Whatever he's wearing, it looks like it would be bloody hot for that time of year, especially. He must have had a good reason for donning it... whatever it is.

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 12:12 AM (EWg9n)

150 Blanco,

Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:12 AM (zyIlW)

151 Mark Steyn is the single best voice expressing the outrage so many of us feel.

Damn shame he is a furr'ner and has a suspicious accent.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 30, 2015 12:13 AM (frWac)

152 Are the Euroweenies so wedded to their free shit that they won't rise up and throw out their elite rulers who are welcoming in muzzies with open arms (as long as they don't settle in elite neighborhoods)?

I think the answer is yes. They want their free shit and to quietly duck out of the way when muzzie "youths" head down their block, hoping they'll attack someone else.

And besides, their burned out cars are insured

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2015 12:13 AM (GrXXa)

153 @140

Go on eBay and get some old style jerry cans and get some modified spouts and your in business or you can get some shitty government sanctioned cans and modify the spout.

Bunch of videos online.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 30, 2015 12:13 AM (WVvzl)

154 If you see a spider on your gas can, do not try to kill it with a lighter.

NOW you tell me.

Posted by: Fireman Bob at September 30, 2015 12:13 AM (ntObR)

155 Never send a cheese monger to do a moron's job.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 30, 2015 12:14 AM (v4Z6k)

156 Mexicans most of them are Christian and share some of our values." Had to say, fair point. But I still don't like it.
Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah!


They'll run in to you on Saturday and go to church on Sunday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2015 12:14 AM (W5DcG)

157 140 anyone here know anything about gas cans.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:10 AM (vb33c)




New ones suck due to some dumbass mandated crap.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:15 AM (EzgxV)

158 Oh, it would have been cooler then... other side of the equator and all that.

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 12:15 AM (EWg9n)

159 Christie Brinkley is 61 now. Take a look at her. I would hit that shit like a wild man, still. Hey, she's only 13 years older than me, anyway.

That, people, is nothing but genes, damned good genes.

The hands though, and knees and necks, still tell the age, even with genes like that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 12:15 AM (dvuhZ)

160 Helen Mirren nude?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

*Me!* she epitomizes aging well.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (frWac)

161 Military gas can

http://tinyurl.com/ntwdc4o

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (zyIlW)

162 I was fueling up a few days ago and I heard something that sounded like water overflowing. I looked in front of me and some guy with a dodge neon was pumping gas somewhere into his car, with his buddy at the wheel, and it was pouring out of his car and creating a puddle all around him.

I gave him a heads up but he kept dumping fuel into the hole on the side of his car. a minute or two later he started filling one gallon water jugs with the pop on pop off caps and putting them into the back of the car.

oh well.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (vb33c)

163 They'll run in to you on Saturday and go to church on Sunday.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.

While committing statutory rape monday-friday.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (awspb)

164 45 -- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

Someone should have stopped her years ago. Who the hell ever wanted to see Helen Mirren nude?



Me.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (Tzk9k)

165 137 Helen Mirren was nude in the movie "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" in the 1980s.


Years ago, my girlfriend at the time liked that movie so much that i ordered a dvd from Europe, because that was the only place it was available at the time, and bought a dvd player made for that region (dvd's had region codes on them for different parts of the world and dvd players have to match the region or the dvd won't play) just so she could watch that one movie. Of course these days it's on Netflix.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at September 30, 2015 12:17 AM (VviqM)

166 anyone read that people article on the lady rangers getting special treatment? did it get covered here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:17 AM (vb33c)

167 y5,

Some of us knew from the get-go that would be the case.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:18 AM (zyIlW)

168 Y5, did that Neon have any well progressive bumper stickers on it? Doofus sporting the faux-lumberjack look perchance?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:18 AM (C/DS0)

169 Anna, LOL.

The Neon moron/driver probably had a "stop Keystone!!" bumper sticker.

Posted by: Fireman Bob at September 30, 2015 12:18 AM (ntObR)

170 Which was slightly embarrassing since I saw it in a theater.
Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 12:09 AM (sdi6R)


Izzok. Shouldn't have been too bad just so long as you kept your pants on. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 12:19 AM (Baojj)

171 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 30, 2015 12:19 AM (OMXTD)

172 Military gas can

http://tinyurl.com/ntwdc4o
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (zyIlW)



that is a pretty good price. I was looking at grainger and they wantedabout 120.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:19 AM (vb33c)

173 off sock!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 12:19 AM (ntObR)

174 120??

They're insane.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:20 AM (zyIlW)

175 y5,

Some of us knew from the get-go that would be the case.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:18 AM (zyIlW)




yeah I assumed as much as well but I was surprised it was a story in people.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:20 AM (vb33c)

176 Al Bundy's greatest speech is still the real Bundy Family Credo.

https://youtu.be/tGC2LajXRlA

Posted by: buzzion at September 30, 2015 12:20 AM (zt+N6)

177 On my sacred honor, I have never monged any cheese.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 30, 2015 12:21 AM (ham8J)

178 166- I have a friend who is a staff officer at 75th R. Rgmnt. He said he'd heard no special treatment was given to them. The ladies recycled a lot of times, but I had a good friend who recycled every phase of Ranger School and still earned his tab, so it happens.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:21 AM (eTvJc)

179 I admit to wanting to hack a few Flyers heads off but c'mon, its not like I've actually done it or anything. Hell, I'd probably throw my back out swinging the axe.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 30, 2015 12:06 AM (Tzk9k)


heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:21 AM (vb33c)

180 Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

I always assumed there was a natsec angle to bitcoin, but i figured it was a privacy honey-pot to lure drug and terror money launderers. I like your angle though.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at September 30, 2015 12:22 AM (sJuWI)

181 178,

The recycling lots of times is pretty much giving them special treatment.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:23 AM (zyIlW)

182 Dana, how many times were they recycled? Once per? Or two or three? There is the rub; if they got three goes per, then I would call that special treatment.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:23 AM (C/DS0)

183 They will not get redos under fire.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:23 AM (zyIlW)

184 I have a couple of the old original Jerry cans around somewhere. And I still use a red plastic Scepter 5-gallon can that I bought around 1980. Still in A-Ok shape, too.


None of those goofy EPA spouts here in Canada, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 12:24 AM (0yhH4)

185 Happy-ish Tuesday evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Temporal Critic ... at September 30, 2015 12:24 AM (qOsoH)

186 **Top 5 Gawker Exposes Since the Shit Went Down a Few Months Ago**

5. "Lena Dunham Opens Up!!... About How To Avoid Yeast Infections"
4. "Best-Tasting Taco Bell Meals Eaten By Our Staff In The Past Week"
3. (the Swiss Cheese one I listed above)
2. "The Secret Life Of Morris The Cat"
1. "How You Can Tell If Your Telephonic Customer Service Provider Is Not Wearing Pants"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 12:24 AM (ntObR)

187 166- I have a friend who is a staff officer at 75th R. Rgmnt. He said he'd heard no special treatment was given to them. The ladies recycled a lot of times, but I had a good friend who recycled every phase of Ranger School and still earned his tab, so it happens.
Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:21 AM (eTvJc)




I have no first hand information but the article http://www.people.com/article/female-ranger-school-graduation-planned-advance
suggests there were some trainers that thought there was some in appropriate behavior.




if it is correct their futures, the lady Rangers, in the Army is more or less over.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:25 AM (vb33c)

188
Quote of the Day III

Kevin D. Williamson





The unending reflexive KDW Trump whinefest continues.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 12:25 AM (kdS6q)

189 **Top 5 Gawker Exposes Since the Shit Went Down a Few Months Ago**

5. "Lena Dunham Opens Up!!... Her Sister."
Posted by: qdpsteve

FIFY

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 12:26 AM (awspb)

190 Helen Mirren on Game of Thrones: Basically every scene is sex, upfront.

Oh I dunno. A lot of that was from behind too

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2015 12:26 AM (aLXXe)

191 according to the article there were not any women left after the road march and a general allowed em back in.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:27 AM (vb33c)

192 And when the bullets are flying, Ahmed just turned your buddies to gory paste with an IED, and the sh1t is very real; there are no do-overs in that situation if Nancy Ranger freezes up. Everybody dies and gets paraded before CNN.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:27 AM (C/DS0)

193 Anna-
as far as I know (from media), the ladies recycled Benning Phase (and had to be day 1 restarts and doing RIP again- which is normal) and made it through Mountains and Florida phase without a recycle.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:27 AM (eTvJc)

194 From the Fox News article on the felon sent back to prison for possessing a BB gun:

State definitions vary, with New Jersey and Rhode Island using some of the strictest language, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Those states classify all non-powder guns as firearms. Illinois and Michigan treat certain non-powder guns as firearms while Connecticut, Delaware and North Dakota list them as "dangerous weapons."

So by this definition, a rubber band gun is considered a firearm. A Nerf gun is considered a firearm. A water pistol is considered a firearm.

Fuckity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2015 12:27 AM (gyKtp)

195 They will not get redos under fire.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:23 AM (zyIlW)


"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."

Posted by: stuff on Ben Franklin's blog ... at September 30, 2015 12:27 AM (qOsoH)

196 I brought several gas cans home from Idaho when my father passed. They don't have all that crappy safety shit on them like California. The safety doohickeys make you spill more FML

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2015 12:28 AM (dULJN)

197 Hah! My state can beat that insanity.

In PA, an airgun (for non criminal usage) is not a firearm.

BUT you cannot hunt with an airgun no matter the target, no matter the caliber.

Go. Figure.

Technically, you can't shoot tree rats because there is no season on or off and most live near houses.

This when the 3 S's comes into play if you're suffering from an infestation; Shoot, Shovel, Shutup.

And go ahead and denounce me to the nearest commissar because there is no proof I've ever taken my own advice.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 12:28 AM (x3GpS)

198 Dana, how many times were they recycled? Once per? Or two or three? There is the rub; if they got three goes per, then I would call that special treatment.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:23 AM (C/DS0)


article says it was until they passed.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:28 AM (vb33c)

199 SMFH--but, but, social justice! Equality! Which means that any woman can do it better than any man so long as she is given special accommodations!*

*gross over generalization but sadly quite a bit of truth as well.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 30, 2015 12:28 AM (v4Z6k)

200 Christie Brinkley is 61 now. Take a look at her. I would hit that shit like a wild man, still. Hey, she's only 13 years older than me, anyway.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 12:15 AM (dvuhZ)


Christy Brinkley was gorgeous ... but the fact is that the no-name blonde chick in the sports car in that ad is much hotter than Christy is, now ... and that's even without whatever insane damage Brinkley did to her face (as seems to be an epidemic these days).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 12:28 AM (zc3Db)

201 ***"Helen Mirren was nude in the movie "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" in the 1980s.


She was in her 40s and I was in my 20s. I was practically licking the screen."***


I didn't get close to the screen, but I saw it around 1990 or so in a small indie theater in Palm Springs and was of the same age and opinion.


She was hot for a long time.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:29 AM (Wckf4)

202 Just the fact that there's this doubt puts the whole experiment under scrutiny.

Fact is, there is a physiological difference between men and women that is obviously glaring when in combat.

Especially when humping your body weight in gear.

Bad enough when you have the luxury of mechanized transport.

On foot? Yeah, good luck with that, girls.

These fucks aren't going to be happy until they get their first female Ranger in a bodybag.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:29 AM (zyIlW)

203 "Until they passed."

No male soldiers get that.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:30 AM (zyIlW)

204 178 166- I have a friend who is a staff officer at 75th R. Rgmnt. He said he'd heard no special treatment was given to them. The ladies recycled a lot of times, but I had a good friend who recycled every phase of Ranger School and still earned his tab, so it happens.
Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:21 AM (eTvJc)


WeaponsMans has been covering the rangerettes' progress for a while and the bottom line seems to be that while there was no outright chicanery, the women did get a few accommodations that the men didn't as well as benefit of the doubt at every point. Even with all of this only two out of like 140 passed the course so of course the Army has decided to open Ranger school to women going forward.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:31 AM (pAlYe)

205 The manufacturers of those crappy gas can devices are getting wise and making them easier to defeat.

Get the kind that has a thumb actuated valve. (don't get the push in type as they'll never work)

You can then gut the valve and the thumb actuator now acts a regular valve after removing the springs and stuff.

And they wonder why we hate the GOPe cause of all this crap; the toilets, the light bulb, the gas cans and more were all enacted by REPUBLICAN majorities.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 12:32 AM (x3GpS)

206 188
Quote of the Day III

Kevin D. Williamson





The unending reflexive KDW Trump whinefest continues.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 12:25 AM (kdS6q)




It is extremely telling that the GOPe reaction to Trump isn't "he's got a point there, and here's where we are better than him...." instead of "he's a clown, a buffoon, a nonperson...." They're telling the 35% Trump supporters that there is no coming back.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

207 CB caps out of a bolt rifle make less noise than an air rifle

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (dULJN)

208 This was seven years ago, but Helen Mirren's pleasure pillows still looked pretty good in a bikini at age 63:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/oqd72wy

Posted by: pillow critic at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (QdbsD)

209 When you put your hand into a pile of goo that a moment before was your best friends face, you'll know what to do...file an EO complaint with your IG.

Posted by: Georgina SJW Patton at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (awspb)

210 WeaponsMans has been covering the rangerettes' progress for a while and the bottom line seems to be that while there was no outright chicanery, the women did get a few accommodations that the men didn't as well as benefit of the doubt at every point. Even with all of this only two out of like 140 passed the course so of course the Army has decided to open Ranger school to women going forward.
Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:31 AM (pAlYe)




well, the people magazine article says all there were not any women in the course following the road march but they talked with a general who let them back in if they had a desire to continue.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (vb33c)

211 cooth,

With my Raiders doing well and Trumpmania, I'm beginning to thing the end is truly nigh.

At least I will be entertained

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (zyIlW)

212 Well, I don't know about the People article, but as my buddy said (same dude at Ranger Regiment) if they got recycled at Benning, had to do Ranger Indoc and start over at day 1 and still made it through, they wanted it pretty badly.
I've heard the same rumors you all have about generals walking patrols and whatever. Don't know what is what. All I can go off of is my friend said. Do I think this was purely political and another slap in the face of the military by the administration? Of course. Is their end game to put women in the infantry and other combat MOS's? Probably, and it will be a disaster.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (eTvJc)

213 yeah but then they have the issue to run on! anyway be sure to reelect more Senators like Thad "Baa" Cochran or else some Democrat might win

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2015 12:34 AM (aLXXe)

214 I did plenty of the new Marine Corps Martial Arts Program with mixed gender training and even then best women got their asses handed to them routinely by the average man. Even at the same height/weight it wasn't even close.


Don't get me started on mixed gender unit runs or conditioning hikes.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:35 AM (Wckf4)

215 I am not especially keen on quoting People, indeed I was not even aware it was even around anymore. However, I also would not expect People to be breaking a story saying the lady Rangers were frauds so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:35 AM (vb33c)

216 This whole Ranger School fiasco is reminding me of something the Girl Scouts saw in Vietnam. I read about it in the book Inside the Green Berets by Charles M. Simpson III.

Some dumb cluck was talking about how the pass rate through Green Beret school had tremendously improved. And the author's take away was, they had lowered the standards.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:36 AM (C/DS0)

217 Well, I don't know about the People article, but as my buddy said (same dude at Ranger Regiment) if they got recycled at Benning, had to do Ranger Indoc and start over at day 1 and still made it through, they wanted it pretty badly.
I've heard the same rumors you all have about generals walking patrols and whatever. Don't know what is what. All I can go off of is my friend said. Do I think this was purely political and another slap in the face of the military by the administration? Of course. Is their end game to put women in the infantry and other combat MOS's? Probably, and it will be a disaster.
Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:33 AM (eTvJc)



well, here is a link for the article:

http://www.people.com/article/female-ranger-school-graduation-planned-advance

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:36 AM (vb33c)

218 >>>..." They're telling the 35% Trump supporters that there is no coming back.--Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:32 AM (EzgxV)<<<

And the 30% Tea Party voters. -- They must be using Common Core math to tally their future.


Posted by: Ralph at September 30, 2015 12:36 AM (MSiSP)

219 Dana,

You have no clue how much of a disaster it will be.

But what do I know.

As far as the military getting constantly bitchslapped by this admin and the ball-less fucks in the five-sided lunatic asylum, meh, don't see it changing anytime soon.

Pensions over troops.

I truly think I hate the brass more than I hate the admin.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:37 AM (zyIlW)

220 "that there is no coming back"

When NRO and PJMedia went all-out against Trump, that wasn't so much of a problem. When they made clear it was because they worried Trump was serious about making illegal invasion ... illegal...

... that's what convinced me that NRO and PJM are traitors. (Well, PJM. I'd written off NRO years ago.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2015 12:38 AM (aLXXe)

221 215 I am not especially keen on quoting People, indeed I was not even aware it was even around anymore. However, I also would not expect People to be breaking a story saying the lady Rangers were frauds so.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:35 AM (vb33c)


Go here and start reading backwards: http://weaponsman.com/?s=rangerette

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:38 AM (pAlYe)

222 ***"Even with all of this only two out of like 140 passed the course so of course the Army has decided to open Ranger school to women going forward."***


Inevitably the calls to cut female attrition WILL come. The cost/benefit analysis is a political calculus, not an operational one.


Ranger standards WILL be lowered.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:38 AM (Wckf4)

223 according to the article in People the lady Rangers had access to and practiced on the land navigation course before training began, while men only saw it on the day they ran the course.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:39 AM (vb33c)

224 The Mark Steyn speech is definitely worth watching in its entirety.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

225 Pensions over troops.

I truly think I hate the brass more than I hate the admin.
Posted by: SMFH

They also have their contractor board of directors no-show jobs to think about post retirement. Why would a conscienceless psychopath care about troop lives or morale when they have that much money waved in front of them?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 12:41 AM (awspb)

226 ***"I truly think I hate the brass more than I hate the admin."***


I know I do. The military's problems began long before the JEF took over.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:41 AM (Wckf4)

227 It's funny, that most women who serve or have served don't think women should be in combat arms if the standards are lowered.

Funny that.

And it's more enlisted women than officers (though, to be fair, some female officers, such as a Marine one, pretty much stated the same thing a while back).

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:41 AM (zyIlW)

228 217- Yankeefifth

Oy vey. I hope the article is tripe, I really do. If the Army did alter the standards, this will eventually get out.
I'm going to ping my buddy again and see if there is any new G-2.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 12:42 AM (eTvJc)

229 *pauses*

I should go look into this. But what is the General to enlisted ratio now?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:43 AM (C/DS0)

230 "If" the Army lowered its standards??

Pretty fucking sure they did.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:43 AM (zyIlW)

231 o here and start reading backwards: http://weaponsman.com/?s=rangerette
Posted by: Maetenloch at September 30, 2015 12:38 AM (pAlYe)


I think the People article, sheesh I feel dirtier every time I type that, was published after he last remarked on the issue.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:44 AM (vb33c)

232 If the female candidates got an advance look at the land-nav course, that is special treatment.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:44 AM (C/DS0)

233 Go here and start reading backwards: http://weaponsman.com/?s=rangerette

!

*hauls out the mirror*

D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T ...

Posted by: zombie Joseph Rochefort at September 30, 2015 12:45 AM (QdbsD)

234 What I read said they were failing them until the General in charge of the mandated change (should change that to womandated?) showed up.

Suddenly the instructors stopped gigging the girls and they were passed.

Funny that.

(hey I understand; you've got 19 years and 6 months in, you're shorter than midget and your pension's on the line. What do you care if the standards get lowered, you won't be getting called out with any of these girls in another 6 months.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 12:45 AM (x3GpS)

235 *uses trusty Red Ryder BB gun on zombie*

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:45 AM (C/DS0)

236 202 Just the fact that there's this doubt puts the whole experiment under scrutiny.

Fact is, there is a physiological difference between men and women that is obviously glaring when in combat.

Especially when humping your body weight in gear.

Bad enough when you have the luxury of mechanized transport.

On foot? Yeah, good luck with that, girls.

These fucks aren't going to be happy until they get their first female Ranger in a bodybag.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:29 AM (zyIlW)




The thing that gets me is that there are functions for women in the military where any rational being up against them would be thinking, "oh, shit...."



It's not humpin' their own body weight in gear up a hill under fire -- it might be doing close air support for those that are. It's probably not charging over the hill at a defended position -- but if I were about to do so, I'd feel better if a female interrogator had been working-over a captive to map-out those defences.




I love them for it dearly, but when it comes to being realistic, knowing their allies, taking care of their own, and being ruthless, women have it hands-down.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

237 They had an advanced look at the landnav course??

That's bullshit.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:46 AM (zyIlW)

238 The Europeans are importing their war on Women shock troops. Have ours arrived yet?

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 12:46 AM (GfSPN)

239 They had an advanced look at the landnav course??

That's bullshit.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:46 AM (zyIlW)



dude, read the article, it says the practiced on it in a special training unit with a former ranger instructor.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:48 AM (vb33c)

240 A little over a year ago I was taking trains around France and Austria with family. One one train, from France to Saltzburg, in a first class (it ain't no big deal, just a little more in ticket cost but better seats), we were joined by a mooslem couple. Woman in a full veil. BO galore as it was hot (Europe is not into AC) and barbarians are stinky. She semi-unveiled herself as it was so hot. I was a bit alarmed but when I am tired I am "whatever" which is mostly how I am overseas. (I know. Typically I am Code Red and prepared with travel purse ready to whack-an-ahmed).

Anyway, we get to Saltzburg...one of the most beautiful and friendly (seriously, lovely people) cities in the world (and I am sad to think what these barbarians are doing there). Lo and behold the same stinky couple are staying in our hotel. I know this because, as I was coming down in elevator and door opens, they were as surprised to see me as I was them. Somehow I shut the elevator door on the guy. Oh, well. I should have yipped out a Rebel yell. My bad.

I would freak the heck out if I were in Europe with this mess going on. I wonder if the press would photograph me crying for my Mama as they do the "refugees."

We stopped to change trains in Munich and there was a weird dark vibe there (yeah, I am psychic, y'all). So I imagine it is okay there as well as stupid Vienna (did not like and did see mooslems there as well as a lesbo boutique that had a sign, "If you are a racist or homophobe you are not welcome here" and I wanted to strut my stuff).

Leave Saltzburg alone, barbarians.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 30, 2015 12:48 AM (LJ4iV)

241 Ovaltine?


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

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 12:48 AM (0yhH4)

242 This is kind of a funny ending to a sad day. This is my discussion at DC.

ME: How would you like having a job cutting through babies faces to get to the brains?
RANDOM DIPSHIT:How do you like believing bullshit all day?
MEpost link to video at Fox)
RANDOM DIPSHIT:I don't go to Reich wing websites
ME:Have you heard the term Godwin's Law. (posts link to definition)
RANDOM DIPSHIT:I don't go to Reich wing websites. I"ll look elsewhere.
ME:LOL

Posted by: ryukyu at September 30, 2015 12:49 AM (j29PP)

243 It's not humpin' their own body weight in gear up a hill under fire -- it might be doing close air support for those that are. It's probably not charging over the hill at a defended position -- but if I were about to do so, I'd feel better if a female interrogator had been working-over a captive to map-out those defences.

Posted by: cthulhu

Here's Ranger Up's The Damn Few episode Starship Sealy (aka women in the infantry). They pretty much make that point, but with animation, swearing and violence.
https://youtu.be/0HmT5jqy-iE

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 30, 2015 12:49 AM (awspb)

244 239 They had an advanced look at the landnav course??

That's bullshit.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:46 AM (zyIlW)



dude, read the article, it says the practiced on it in a special training unit with a former ranger instructor.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:48 AM (vb33c)




Ummm.....SMFH ain't no dude.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

245 I bought this fairly high powered barrel pump (like over 700 fps) then found out, I'm not allowed to shoot anything with it except trash.

So I bought a .22 carbine with optional 25 round mag.

So instead of quietly plinking away at some pesky herbivores ruining the greenery, now I can excite the neighbors with that good old .22 crack sound and really blow the little bastards away.

Or I could get one of my crossbows out or the slingshot.

I have an abundance of choices. Except for the pellet gun.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 12:50 AM (x3GpS)

246 Surprise, surprise, no psych beds open. In a regular bed waiting for something to open up tomorrow. Going to power nap then run home for supplies while Mrs. Crank keeps the over watch.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 30, 2015 12:50 AM (v4Z6k)

247 cooth,

I understand that, and in Iraq, I did my fair share of searching Iraqi women during detainee ops, as well as PSD/QRF duties. Women do quite well in many MOSs.

But I can assure you, Rangers go well beyond that. As do SEALs. Interrogations will not be their primary duty.

But regardless what they do as a Ranger, humping gear will take up a chunk of their time.


Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:51 AM (zyIlW)

248 Just read it, y5, thanks.

Still bullshit.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:52 AM (zyIlW)

249 ***"RANDOM DIPSHIT:I don't go to Reich wing websites"***


I'd have asked him how he ended up on DC then.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:52 AM (Wckf4)

250 Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:16 AM (vb33c)

umm, wow

guess the guy was stocking up to kill some spiders

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 12:52 AM (lVU49)

251 Yeah the pounding the body takes for being in an elite unit takes a heavy toll. Heck knew one guy from 2/20thSF, not even 30, and every time he walked could hear various vertebrae popping back into place.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 12:54 AM (C/DS0)

252 246 Surprise, surprise, no psych beds open. In a regular bed waiting for something to open up tomorrow. Going to power nap then run home for supplies while Mrs. Crank keeps the over watch.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 30, 2015 12:50 AM (v4Z6k)




This is what medical care is for those who work in the system. Just imagine the six-month wait for everyone else.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 12:54 AM (EzgxV)

253 I'd have asked him how he ended up on DC then."

I was laughing too hard. He'll get it in a couple of days.

Posted by: ryukyu at September 30, 2015 12:54 AM (j29PP)

254 Apologies for referring to SMFH as a dude even though it was in the generic sense.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:55 AM (vb33c)

255 no worries, y5.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:55 AM (zyIlW)

256 Why all the spider hate?

They're clean and eat bugs we really don't like.

I ENCOURAGE the little bastards to live in my house.

They're like my own little micro sentries.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 12:55 AM (x3GpS)

257 guess the guy was stocking up to kill some spiders
Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 12:52 AM (lVU49)


my guess was they were looking to get rid of evidence or whatever his name was.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 12:56 AM (vb33c)

258 Geckos do the same and they're cuter.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:56 AM (zyIlW)

259 Are the Euroweenies so wedded to their free shit that they won't rise up and throw out their elite rulers who are welcoming in muzzies with open arms (as long as they don't settle in elite neighborhoods)?

I think the answer is yes. They want their free shit and to quietly duck out of the way when muzzie "youths" head down their block, hoping they'll attack someone else.

Posted by: kbdabear

-----

Fuckin' cowardly Europeans know in their hearts that their grandkids (or even their kids) will be raised as Muslims. So they say, "It'll be normal for them. Just let it happen. Better than me being called bad names."

Posted by: RKae at September 30, 2015 12:57 AM (WRL6C)

260 And the Dodgers clinch the NL West. Kershaw: 9 IP, 1H, 1BB, 0Runs, 13K.

Posted by: extra at September 30, 2015 12:58 AM (9TTRg)

261 .
258

Not that little ozzie accented fcuk on TV. I want to pound him every time I see 'em.

The lizards/amphibs don't do well in the northern climes, otherwise I'd agree.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 12:58 AM (x3GpS)

262 " a group of "refugees" had looted the café car. The staff were too frightened to resist."

The official policy in the US concerning bank robberies is 'give them the money', and let the police investigate, look at the security camera recordings, and make an arrest later. Resistance is futile. Let the police handle the problem. That's why they make the big bucks.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 30, 2015 12:58 AM (WIOlz)

263 I like spiders too, but OTOH I don't live near brown recluses.

Posted by: or whatever bit Peter Parker at September 30, 2015 12:58 AM (QdbsD)

264 >>>Supermom Surprises Her 14 year Old Transgender Son With His First Dose Of Hormones


I deserve another award for normalizing stuff like this. That mom is so courageous. Doesn't say what pronouns the kid prefers, though.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 12:59 AM (1Zmfg)

265 RKae,

Which is why I'm on the outs with my folks, who still think the JEF can do no wrong, though concerned about Russia and China in the ME.

They are either unable or unwilling to see the connection.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:59 AM (zyIlW)

266 I wouldn't have that attitude if I lived in Australia or some of the Central/South Americas.

Oh and you Floridians? They're SPIDERS!!!! Not palmetto bugs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:00 AM (x3GpS)

267 Just passing through and decided to drop this on y'all.

Continuing my report from the People's Republic of Chicago, first time here after ten years away.

1 Took me a while to realize one significant change - Bars without smoke! Okay by me, but, damn Big Nanny!

2 What's with the alcohol per volume on beer menus, I wondered? Heard, that was since they changed the rules on beers here. Okay. Never knew there were any.

3 Old folkies still sing kumbaya (or the like) in unison, but boy! are they mostly geriatric. Will the circus be hoboken, by and by, genericdeityconcept, by and by...

More report on some sober(er) morning. Sorry for my cabernet-soaked blather.

Good night, Gracies. Gonna read the post now and retire. More Big City fun in the days ahead!

Posted by: mindful webworker, dropping in for just a sec at September 30, 2015 01:00 AM (aVY3U)

268 Are the Euroweenies so wedded to their free shit that they won't rise up and throw out their elite rulers who are welcoming in muzzies with open arms (as long as they don't settle in elite neighborhoods)?

I think the answer is yes. They want their free shit and to quietly duck out of the way when muzzie "youths" head down their block, hoping they'll attack someone else.

Posted by: kbdabear



old europe and New Europe have some different thoughts about how to handle the refugees islamists islamugees, whatever. ironically New Europe, acording to my close personal Romanian friends, has some old school solutions in their playbook and submission is not in there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 01:00 AM (vb33c)

269 I have to go, I cannot do this any longer
I don't know what these people did for the whole hour, some of the exams are half-blank

I will finish grading them tomorrow morning hopefully when I am not so ticked off at them

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 01:00 AM (lVU49)

270 I'm out guys. have a great night.

Posted by: Dana- author of Outward Frontier, a military SCI-FI novel available on Amazon baby, yeah! at September 30, 2015 01:01 AM (eTvJc)

271 I thought Palmettos were flying roaches.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:01 AM (ntObR)

272 I think I have discovered the worst food ever baked - Saltine wheat crackers. Box was mixed in with other saltine cracker boxes. Never looked at label on box. I am seriously underwhelmed at the packing crate taste that is making me miss the MRE crackers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:02 AM (C/DS0)

273 Who was it said; "Defining Deviancy Down"?

Moynihan?

That mick was smart. New York didn't deserve him.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:02 AM (x3GpS)

274 Yeah, I know that spiders are generally beneficial, but I don't care for them much.

When I was younger I used to kill them on sight.

I've mostly gotten over that, and nowadays the ones that roam around I catch in jars and release outside.

The little ones that hang out in webs in the corners I ignore.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 01:02 AM (sdi6R)

275 MRE cracker challenge, Anna?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 01:02 AM (zyIlW)

276 247 cooth,

I understand that, and in Iraq, I did my fair share of searching Iraqi women during detainee ops, as well as PSD/QRF duties. Women do quite well in many MOSs.

But I can assure you, Rangers go well beyond that. As do SEALs. Interrogations will not be their primary duty.

But regardless what they do as a Ranger, humping gear will take up a chunk of their time.


Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:51 AM (zyIlW)




Rangers do one thing.....but guardian angels in the sky do something else. I'd suspect that a guy with Ranger tabs would be able to do some types of stuff pretty damned well -- even if it went a bit sideways -- better than a gal with Ranger tabs. I'd expect that a gal providing CAS might actually do some types of stuff pretty damned well -- even if it went a bit sideways -- equal to or better than a guy providing CAS. The smart thing to do would be to test for it and aggressively promote excellence. The idiotic dumbass suicidal thing to do would be to use political correctness to slot people into positions where they'll underperform.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

277 I thought Palmettos were flying roaches.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:01 AM (ntObR)


oscar mayer makes a loaf out of flying roaches? sheesh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 01:03 AM (vb33c)

278 The relationship between Europeans and muzzies appears to be sadomasochism.

But the Europeans forgot to give them the safeword.

muzziess are Armin Miewes, writ large.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 01:03 AM (1Zmfg)

279 Politicians are all worked up about concussions for NFL football players. I played High School hockey and my knees will never be the same. Not terrible but the first trip up or down stairs every morning wakes me up with pain. Yet they want women to try to be Rangers. If a few can keep up their joints will scream for the rest of their lives with pain just like most of the guys do now. Humping your body weight wears and breaks crap in the strongest. Do that to a frame that can't take it you are just making future disabilities.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:03 AM (GfSPN)

280 SMFH you know they taste bad if I am preferring the vacuum packed MRE crackers that can be used as improvised trauma plates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:04 AM (C/DS0)

281 Yeah, I see that but when I was down there, somebody pointed out this big spider thing and said that that was a palmetto bug.

So I guess I ran into a really stupid Floridian.

Strangely enough when I was in Florida, I didn't see any cockroaches. Not even the ones you say they call Palmetto bugs.

Lotsa spiders though.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:05 AM (x3GpS)

282 y5, thanks for helping with the diet. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:05 AM (ntObR)

283 qdpsteve, how goes your camera hunt?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:05 AM (C/DS0)

284 y5, thanks for helping with the diet. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:05 AM (ntObR)


Heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 01:05 AM (vb33c)

285 PIMENTO LOAF you fool, not Palmetto.

I like olive loaf better. Bologna with olives.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:06 AM (x3GpS)

286 I wouldn't have that attitude if I lived in Australia or some of the Central/South Americas..
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:00 AM

Hmmmm... that's a tough one. The spiders willeat the snakes that come in. So it's basically either killer snakes or killer spiders.

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 01:07 AM (EWg9n)

287 well that is about as muc hfun as I can handle for one evening. night everyone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 01:07 AM (vb33c)

288 WillyJ,

After 10 years in the Army, mostly in a mechanized division, three deployments to Iraq, and wearing body armor on a daily basis, as well as lugging around a SAW and 2,000 rds of ammo, my knees, calves, and ankles bear the brunt of the abuse I've put on them.

Better than my back or hips, so there's that.

I'm not a small woman.

Makes me wince to imagine what these young women will go through.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 01:07 AM (zyIlW)

289 258 Geckos do the same and they're cuter.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 12:56 AM (zyIlW)



LOL.




When we visited Fiji, one of the places we stayed had 5x more geckos than guests. It was so funny, we'd come into the room and turn on the light and hear a bunch of thumps as they fell off the ceiling. If we were awake (under the mosquito net) and someone in the hall turned on a light, we'd hear another couple of thumps. Some of them sounded like they were as big as cats.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 01:07 AM (EzgxV)

290 Anna, thanks for asking.

Not bad. I think I'm gonna go absolutely nuts and try this one out. I'll have to save my money for a longer period of time, but it has pretty much ALL the features I'm looking for.

Sony PXW-Z100 4k Handheld XDCAM Camcorder

http://tinyurl.com/qjd8dtt

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:07 AM (ntObR)

291 PIMENTO LOAF you fool, not Palmetto.

I like olive loaf better. Bologna with olives.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:06 AM (x3GpS)



are you sure? I hope for your sake I am wrong. You should check again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 30, 2015 01:08 AM (vb33c)

292 "criminalize free speech"

Ok, now that is going too far.

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, some people say.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 30, 2015 01:08 AM (WIOlz)

293 Heh Anna,

They do well also as IBAS plates

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 01:08 AM (zyIlW)

294 Oh, Pimento/Olive Loaf. I like those.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:08 AM (ntObR)

295 qdpsteve, wow that is a pricey beast. Going to try it from a rental place first? And don't forget the tripod plus spare memory cards and one extra battery.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:09 AM (C/DS0)

296 It was always pretty routine that NCOs in the 82d Airborne who retired started with 30% disability before they even went for their retirement physicals -- 10% for back, 10% for knees, and 10% for PTSD. 30% is a magic number, because disability pay for soldiers with 30% or more disability is tax-free, while retirement pay is taxable.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 30, 2015 01:11 AM (5f5bM)

297 I was never a grunt but I used to walk all over (bus rides now and then) with a travel pack (about 10-15 lbs) for 10 years and I had/have problems with my lower back ever since.

So I can understand how that stuff catches up with you.

Use knee pads now when crawling around on a job and your knees will thank you when your 65. Stuff like that bites you big time.

Be nice of some of those old fcuks woulda warned us younger guys about that stuff. (but then we wouldn't listened anyways, huh)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:11 AM (x3GpS)

298 Oh, Pimento/Olive Loaf. I like those.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:08 AM (ntObR)


Ah! Baloney with lumps. Squeegee meat from the floor of the packing plant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:13 AM (0yhH4)

299 Anna, I probably should rent it first. It's a big 'un.

The thing I like about it *least* is that Sony's gone and invented their own solid state card storage system called XQD, and of course the camera is compatible *only* with their brand/version of them. A single 32gb card is about $140, a 64gb is $300, and a 128gb is almost $700.

It's bad enough to make me want to take a second look at the 4k JVC (the cheapest camera, about $2500) and Canon standard HD ($3k) cameras I originally wanted, which use good ol' high-end but not-ridonkulously-expensive SD/Compact Flash cards. So I still have some choices to make.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:13 AM (ntObR)

300 Dried out pink slime.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:13 AM (x3GpS)

301 AOP, I read "The Jungle." I have a strong stomach. :-)

Remember, I'm also one of the guys here who likes anchovies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:14 AM (ntObR)

302 279 Politicians are all worked up about concussions for NFL football players. I played High School hockey and my knees will never be the same. Not terrible but the first trip up or down stairs every morning wakes me up with pain. Yet they want women to try to be Rangers. If a few can keep up their joints will scream for the rest of their lives with pain just like most of the guys do now. Humping your body weight wears and breaks crap in the strongest. Do that to a frame that can't take it you are just making future disabilities.
Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:03 AM (GfSPN)


Played football in a stadium that was a combo baseball/football stadium, and my knees are the poster boys as to why the NFL doesn't like playing in multi use stadiums. When you are engaged in a block and take a step from grass to sand, your knee tends to hyperextend. Both did it. Wasn't so bad back in my late teen and early 20's, but at age 50, they need to be iced after doing pretty much any activity.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 30, 2015 01:15 AM (Z7G74)

303 Sony is always good at loosing with proprietary architecture. BetaMax anyone?

I am not too up on this stuff, but how much 4K footage can a 64GB card hold?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:16 AM (C/DS0)

304 In the Bruce Willis movie "RED" they put Helen Mirren on a 30 cal machine gun that is just hammering the shit outa the presidential limo. Cracks me up.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 30, 2015 01:17 AM (WIOlz)

305 Makes me wince to imagine what these young women will go through.>>>

I
saw some show on a Ranger race competition. The punishment the guys go
through to win was nuts. Fuked ankles, bleeding feet etc. And that was off
time fun. Not a group to try to keep up with when things are serious.
Hell construction work is mostly a young mans job but there are the guys
that can keep it up into their 60s. But they are rare or smart (the smart ones learn early to delegate)

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:17 AM (GfSPN)

306 I hope the German woman threatened with eviction at least voted for Merkel, thinking "She'll look out for me! We women need to stick together!"

I can't bear the thought of this happening to an innocent person. Makes it more bearable if it's karma.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 01:18 AM (1Zmfg)

307 Wasn't it Sony that took the big hit on Betamax?

People just can't get it through their peapickin little minds that proprietary stuff only works if you have a really, really big seller that the competition can't touch. Like Apple and iPods and Smart Phones. They're proprietary stuff didn't help them with their computers and they only started getting big with the iPods and Smart Phones. Even so they're starting to get some real competition.

You need a big user base and that's mostly done by promoting standards and then everyone competing to be the best.

Notice how that now that Apple's getting some competition they're changing how they're doing business?

Competition always works for the consumer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:18 AM (x3GpS)

308 I am not too up on this stuff, but how much 4K footage can a 64GB card hold?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:16 AM (C/DS0)


Isn't "footage" not pretty anachronistic in terms of duration of video material? Even VCR tapes are denominated in minutes of recording time, not footage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:20 AM (0yhH4)

309 Remember, I'm also one of the guys here who likes anchovies.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:14 AM (ntObR)


It's not that you like anchovies ... we can live with that ... It's that you insist upon eating them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at September 30, 2015 01:20 AM (qOsoH)

310 Anna, you'll love that too.

For the Sony PXW-Z100, at the highest-end shooting format (called "full 4k," and which is used by the studios to shoot films), a 64gb card will hold... TEN whopping whole minutes of footage. :-) Of course if you go down to broadcast 4k, regular HD and so on, you get more time per card.

Oh, and did I mention the Sony requires there be *two* XQD cards be in the machine (one for backup) while you're shooting, *plus* a high-end SD card if you want to keep your metadata? Oh brudder.

If I do break down and get the Sony, I'll save up and get *4* 32gb or 64gb cards, and while shooting, have an assistant constantly transferring footage (from whichever 2 cards I'm not presently using) to a solid state drive, so I can keep reusing the same cards. Unless good ol' competition kicks in and the costs of the XQD cards go *way* down, no way am I going to buy very many of them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:21 AM (ntObR)

311 I always loved this song. It's kind of haunting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaYo3cn_Qp4

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 01:21 AM (sdi6R)

312 SOUTH CARLORINA IS THE PIMENTO STATE???

Posted by: Al Sharpton at September 30, 2015 01:22 AM (1Zmfg)

313 People just can't get it through their peapickin little minds that
proprietary stuff only works if you have a really, really big seller
that the competition can't touch.>>>

And if you freeze out the pron market due to proprietary stuff you have stepped on your own dick.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:24 AM (GfSPN)

314 Alberta, it's an anachronism but still a commonly used term. But true, "minutes" would be more accurate to describe the contents of the cards.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:24 AM (ntObR)

315 Ten minutes??? Jayzam on a pogo-stick.

To paraphrase Roy Schneider in Jaws, you will need bigger cards.

One for backup? Uh Sony, that is called re-shooting a scene.

So Asst. Camera is like an Asst. Gunner, constantly feeding the machine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:24 AM (C/DS0)

316 Isn't "footage" not pretty anachronistic in terms of duration of video material? Even VCR tapes are denominated in minutes of recording time, not footage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:20 AM (0yhH4)


Musicians still release "albums". Movies are still called "films". And you still "dial" a number on a phone.

Etc.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2015 01:24 AM (zc3Db)

317
307 Wasn't it Sony that took the big hit on Betamax?

People just can't get it through their peapickin little minds that proprietary stuff only works if you have a really, really big seller that the competition can't touch. Like Apple and iPods and Smart Phones. They're proprietary stuff didn't help them with their computers and they only started getting big with the iPods and Smart Phones. Even so they're starting to get some real competition.

You need a big user base and that's mostly done by promoting standards and then everyone competing to be the best.

Notice how that now that Apple's getting some competition they're changing how they're doing business?

Competition always works for the consumer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:18 AM (x3GpS)




A whole lot of Apple's appeal is based on their walled garden staying safe.....and I just don't see that continuing indefinitely. Every security vulnerability in Apple will cause disproportionate damage because they will be hit once for the vulnerability and again for their invincibility.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

318 SOUTH CARLORINA IS THE PIMENTO STATE???

Posted by: Al Sharpton at September 30, 2015 01:22 AM (1Zmfg)


What a sad state to be in, stuffed into an olive. Oh, wait...

Posted by: Popeye at September 30, 2015 01:25 AM (0yhH4)

319 @281...big ole spider with yellow and black and hairy? I think they are "banana spiders." They can make, overnight, webs that will encase you if you innocently wander out to check the mail. Fun times. In the nature area boardwalk one made my husband's cousin, a NYPD, sort of moan in fear. Big fellers.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 30, 2015 01:25 AM (LJ4iV)

320 If you want a quick snack, any loaf will do in a pinch.

Posted by: housefly at September 30, 2015 01:26 AM (1Zmfg)

321 Bitter, yup. I remember reading constantly in the early 1980s how so many "video pros" loved and had Betamax machines, the picture quality was supposedly so much better, yet VHS won the sales battle year after year for the tapes' ability to hold more footage/minutes (6 hours max vs 5 hours max, and *then* JVC released T-160 tapes which could go up to 8 hours).

A lot people don't know that an upgraded, super-expensive version of Beta came out by the mid-1980s that was used pretty much solely by videographers and, I believe, is *still* being used in a lot of your friendly local TV station's news division's cameras and editing suites to this day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:27 AM (ntObR)

322
SOUTH CARLORINA IS THE PIMENTO STATE???



Posted by: Al Sharpton at September 30, 2015 01:22 AM (1Zmfg)





What a sad state to be in, stuffed into an olive. Oh, wait...>>>

The whole pimento thing is cheesy.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:27 AM (GfSPN)

323 VTRs? Going through DINFOS at Ft. Meade in 2000, they had BetaMax machines.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:29 AM (C/DS0)

324 Rickl, I saw at Amazon there's yet another edition of Dylan's Basement Tapes coming out, from 1965-66. Volume 14 I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:29 AM (ntObR)

325 I remember Sun systems used to be the end all and be all for computer drafting. (as was apple for smaller scale stuff) But no more. Video cards are the end all and be all now.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:31 AM (GfSPN)

326 Rickl, I saw at Amazon there's yet another edition of Dylan's Basement Tapes coming out, from 1965-66. Volume 14 I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:29 AM (ntObR)


Milking the catalog, they are.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:32 AM (0yhH4)

327 Willy, once I get to the editing phase of my project, the cards (and figuring out which one to buy to build a video-editing computer) will be the next big frontier to cross.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:33 AM (ntObR)

328 Anna, exactly. :-)

In Hollywood "Assistant Producer" is basically a code word for "slave." They do everything from actually help with production to waiting on spoiled screaming starlets hand and foot.

I'm sure you've all seen "Swimming With Sharks"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:35 AM (ntObR)

329 Willy, once I get to the editing phase of my project, the cards (and figuring out which one to buy to build a video-editing computer) will be the next big frontier to cross.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:33 AM (ntObR)


You mean you're not going to run through the woods of suburban L.A. with a hand-held video cam, and then produce the unedited video as a master work? You could call it The BelAir Zombie Project.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:37 AM (0yhH4)

330 AOP, hmmm, you may be on to something there.

Here, quick, sign this release form!
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:37 AM (ntObR)

331 qdpsteve, from Tiger Direct an external 6TB drive

http://preview.tinyurl.com/p7d29qn

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:38 AM (C/DS0)

332 Anna, thanks.

Seriously, I will need drives of that size if I choose to go the XQD/full 4k (or probably even lower) route.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:40 AM (ntObR)

333 Willy, once I get to the editing phase of my project, the cards (and
figuring out which one to buy to build a video-editing computer) will be
the next big frontier to cross.>>>

At work I have a Computed Tomography system that uses 4 Nvidia 4 gig Geoforce cards that work in some kind of magic gui way. That makes 3d rendering way fast. The only understanding of the gui part is what the salesman told me but it is fing awesome.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:41 AM (GfSPN)

334 AoP, or would that be Rodeo Drive Zombies. When some new high-end over-priced hot trinket finally makes into the display windows of the trendy shops.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:41 AM (C/DS0)

335 I also know that the higher-end your digital footage is, the more storage and raw computing power you need in the computer you're shooting it on.

There's a reason the studios have roomfuls of servers for their editing suites... on that front, I may end up having no choice but to go to an editing house. I'll still have to pay up the wazoo but at least not have to worry about those technical storage issues.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:43 AM (ntObR)

336 The computer you're editing on, I should have said.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:43 AM (ntObR)

337 "over-priced hot trinket"


You mean a movie about Miley Cyrus?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:44 AM (0yhH4)

338 Willy J., sounds nice. Some great cards out there, and thankfully if you're willing to spend over $500 you can get some serious power nowadays, especially if you can afford to put more than one in your machine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:45 AM (ntObR)

339 In Hollywood "Assistant Producer" is basically a code word for "slave."

I thought that was a "Whoopi Goldberg" ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at September 30, 2015 01:45 AM (qOsoH)

340 Why can't Al Bundy be president?

Posted by: Hank at September 30, 2015 01:46 AM (JyDJn)

341 Anna, I'll need you to sign that release form too.

I think we've stumbled onto our billion-dollar idea folks... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:46 AM (ntObR)

342 Sure I'll sign, for 2% box-office gross.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:46 AM (C/DS0)

343 324 Rickl, I saw at Amazon there's yet another edition of Dylan's Basement Tapes coming out, from 1965-66. Volume 14 I believe.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:29 AM (ntObR)


Naw, the Basement Tapes were from 1967. I already have that.

This is 1965-66 stuff. I damn near had a heart attack when I saw it.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 01:47 AM (sdi6R)

344 There's a reason the studios have roomfuls of servers for their editing suites... on that front, I may end up having no choice but to go to an editing house. I'll still have to pay up the wazoo but at least not have to worry about those technical storage issues.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:43 AM (ntObR)


Why not just get a Bolex and a shitload of 16 mm film? Work on your technique, and not get mired in the technology.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:47 AM (0yhH4)

345 What you need is a good script for your film. I've written one that you can have for a mere $50 grand. It's about a poor young artist that buys a ticket on an old timey luxury liner, falls in love with a chick from 1st class, then the liner hits an iceberg and sinks.

I call it... "Billy and The Big Boat That Sank".

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 01:48 AM (EWg9n)

346 Adriane, LOL.

What's weird is that I thought Goldberg herself was a producer on The View by now. (Stars of those kinds of shows are notorious for demanding "Producer" credits on those shows, even though they do next to nothing that an actual television or movie producer does. They request/demand/get it so that in the eyes of the Hollywood unions, it's legal for them to share in massive syndication profits; in other words it's a massive under-the-table pay raise.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:49 AM (ntObR)

347 159...you hitting at me? Yep, I look fine (ok, lie. Since move I look like Hillary after a bender). Here I am striking a pose in bed with magic creams on and a flannel gown. purrrr. g'nite.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 30, 2015 01:49 AM (LJ4iV)

348 Anna, smart gal.

otho, write me something "on spec." I promise I'll pay... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:51 AM (ntObR)

349 "Billy and the Big Boat that Sank", eh?

I think I saw that already. It was called "The Abyss."

[/rimshot]

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:52 AM (ntObR)

350 qpdsteve - could look here for scripts

https://studios.amazon.com/movies

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 01:53 AM (C/DS0)

351
NEW YORK - Donna Shalala, a former cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton and president and CEO of the Clinton Foundation, has suffered a stroke.




Hillary strikes again. Lotta inconvenient people being permanently retired.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 01:53 AM (kdS6q)

352 The Hilltanic is there an Iceberg big enough to sink it. Or is drip drip drip enough.

Posted by: Willy J. at September 30, 2015 01:55 AM (GfSPN)

353 AOP, I admit I'm big on video. It's what I grew up with, it's what I've always enjoyed working with.

I made exactly *one* old fashioned on-actual-film movie. It was in 1986 called "Confessions of a Coke-Kicker," 6 minutes long, and it's in a (plastic) film can in my closet as we speak. Still haven't transfered it to video/YouTube but I probably shout. About a man who gets addicted to the Coke drinks from a vending machine at his friendly local community college.

I actually edited that thing on an old-fashioned, college-provided, rickety film editing machine, with a razor blade and transparent tape and all. I'm glad I had the experience... but a year later (1987) I entered the world of all-electronic video shooting, editing and mastering, and have never looked back since.

Call it my personal prejudice: I prefer video over film, especially now that the tech is out there to make video look just as good as film, complete with lighting effects and all. That's just me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:55 AM (ntObR)

354 shout? should.

My hands have minds of their own these daze.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:55 AM (ntObR)

355 Hillary strikes again. Lotta inconvenient people being permanently retired.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 30, 2015 01:53 AM (kdS6q)


Strokes are very trendy these days. Shalala, Barb Yellen, probably the Hilldawg herself. I'm rooting for lumbago to make a comeback. That or neurasthenia.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 01:57 AM (0yhH4)

356 I think I saw that already. It was called "The Abyss." [/rimshot]

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:52 AM

Watched that the other night on TV. Gah... why did I bother. Such a stupid film. So many annoying characters. I guess I just hoping that if I watch it enough times, I'll catch an alternate version in which Michael Biehn shoots all the human sea hippies then nukes the alien sea hippies.

Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 01:57 AM (EWg9n)

357 Anna, there's that too.

That's for me with scripts I intend to write but not make myself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:57 AM (ntObR)

358 otho, keep your pantyhose on!!

;-)

(Also was fun seeing Letterman-era Chris Elliott try to play it straight.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:58 AM (ntObR)

359 347: Heh, oh my goodness, my nose was itching and I thought I'd better come back and see. I didn't know Christ(y/ie) was a member of the horde. Better watch my language better....and brush my teeth....and suck in the gut....and hire a stand-in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 01:58 AM (dvuhZ)

360 Strokes are very trendy these days. Shalala, Barb Yellen, probably the
Hilldawg herself. I'm rooting for lumbago to make a comeback. That or
neurasthenia.


Why not the Vapors? https://youtu.be/mgekmOqCFTU (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 30, 2015 01:58 AM (YJmuy)

361 Oh, and that film I made was shot on Super 8.

I imagine 16mm is even bulkier to work with, and film has lots of quirks of its own.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:59 AM (ntObR)

362 Geez, been that long already? Made this in '08

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2008/03/lodoss-amv.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 02:01 AM (C/DS0)

363 Here's a track list for the 18 disc set:

http://www.bobdylan.com/us/thecuttingedge_completetracklisting

Yikes.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:01 AM (sdi6R)

364 I imagine 16mm is even bulkier to work with, and film has lots of quirks of its own.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 01:59 AM (ntObR)


But with film, you can be an auteur. I don't believe that's possible with video.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:02 AM (0yhH4)

365 rickl, that's it. "Cutting Edge." I misread it for another installation of the Basement Tapes series.

In fairness, it looks as if Sony/CBS is trying to Basement-ize other earlier (and probably later) works of Dylan's.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:02 AM (ntObR)

366 AOP, the auteur theory is basically that the Director is, uh, "the master of his domain." I.e., he/she decides everything, has the last word on everything creative during the filmmaking process, from conception, through scripting and storyboarding, through camera blocking, shooting, editing, mastering, even marketing. The works.

I don't think Andrew Sarris ever really specified whether his theory was specific to film or not, though of course when he wrote his theory, film was obviously the dominant mass media format.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:04 AM (ntObR)

367
345 What you need is a good script for your film. I've written one that you can have for a mere $50 grand. It's about a poor young artist that buys a ticket on an old timey luxury liner, falls in love with a chick from 1st class, then the liner hits an iceberg and sinks.

I call it... "Billy and The Big Boat That Sank".
Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 01:48 AM (EWg9n)

I like it.

Just toss in some giant robots and Aliens.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 02:06 AM (MQEz6)

368 I call it... "Billy and The Big Boat That Sank".
Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 01:48 AM (EWg9n)


Mine was a scifi called "I can't believe the Alien with the Big Teeth Ate the Whole Thing!"

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at September 30, 2015 02:06 AM (qOsoH)

369 http://www.bobdylan.com/us/thecuttingedge_completetracklisting

Yikes.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:01 AM (sdi6R)


I enjoy Bob Dylan, but I think one has to be some sort of masochist to listen to the same song six times in a row, with bloopers and false starts and all that. A little studio chatter can be fun, but it can get tiresome after a while.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:07 AM (0yhH4)

370 No no, of course it is called ICEBERGNADO

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2015 02:07 AM (uZNvH)

371 Oh well, I'm out for the night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 30, 2015 02:08 AM (C/DS0)

372 What you need is a good script for your film. I've written one that you can have for a mere $50 grand. It's about a poor young artist that buys a ticket on an old timey luxury liner, falls in love with a chick from 1st class, then the liner hits an iceberg and sinks.

I call it... "Billy and The Big Boat That Sank".
Posted by: otho at September 30, 2015 01:48 AM (EWg9n)

I like it.

Just toss in some giant robots and Aliens.
Posted by: eman at September 30, 2015 02:06 AM (MQEz6)


Here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnA7fswofpo

Posted by: Teh Rei!!1! at September 30, 2015 02:08 AM (vBeA5)

373 I don't think Andrew Sarris ever really specified whether his theory was specific to film or not, though of course when he wrote his theory, film was obviously the dominant mass media format.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:04 AM (ntObR)


Steve, you know I'm just pulling your leg, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:09 AM (0yhH4)

374 Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:07 AM (0yhH4)

There is a CD with different versions of Riders on the Strom including a dance remix & all sorts of goodies ... Not exactly studio like Steam - all by Peter Gabriel ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at September 30, 2015 02:09 AM (qOsoH)

375 AOP, yup. Here's an excerpt of Dylan chatting with others in the studio in 1966 from 'The Cutting Edge':

"'Everybody must get joned!!' No, wait, that doesn't work. 'Everybody must get loaned!!' That's even worse than the joned idea. 'Everybody must get blowned!!' That doesn't even make any sense, does it? I don't know if I'll ever finish this thing. 'Everybody must get boned!!' Ha ha, that's funny guys, yeah, funny. But I'm trying to make a real record here and all..."

;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:10 AM (ntObR)

376 Good Night, Anna ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at September 30, 2015 02:12 AM (qOsoH)

377 I appreciate everyone's script ideas, really.

**backing away slowly**

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:13 AM (ntObR)

378 AOP, I do now. :-)

A bit slow on the uptake tonight I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:14 AM (ntObR)

379 Goodnight Anna, thanks for giving me the opportunity to share about all the new toys I want.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:16 AM (ntObR)

380 There is a CD with different versions of Riders on the Strom including a dance remix & all sorts of goodies ... Not exactly studio like Steam - all by Peter Gabriel ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at September 30, 2015 02:09 AM (qOsoH)


Good grief. Never been a big fan of Peter Gabriel. He seems rather full of himself.


You know, the classic rock we listened to in the '60's and '70's was mostly the studio releases and album tracks, and we got used to those, and those tracks are the gold standard classics. Most of the "alternate takes" are alternate for good and obvious reasons.


I won't be buying the new Dylan box set, for sure. For those who want it, fine. I'm happy with the few LP's I have.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:16 AM (0yhH4)

381 AOP, when I come into some money, I'd like to buy the Dylan Complete Albums box set. But I'm with you about all the extra stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:18 AM (ntObR)

382 A bit slow on the uptake tonight I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:14 AM (ntObR)


Well, I was semi-serious when i suggested the 16 mm camera. But I expect the processing charges and cost of film stock would soon eat up any savings in capital cost over the digital video.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:19 AM (0yhH4)

383 Having the Taliban back in charge in Kunduz should really liven up the party scene there. I wonder if they will be doing that gay sidewalk diving thing that ISIS likes. Maybe Barack can fix it all with a troop reduction plan, or maybe with a line in the sand, of some color, somewhere.

Posted by: goon at September 30, 2015 02:19 AM (gy5kE)

384 Peter Gabriel was the original vocalist for Genesis, before Phil Collins took over for him. Which of course is interesting because I actually discovered Peter during "Shock the Monkey" and Phil during "You Can't Hurry Love" in the summer of 1982, and not knowing they were ever in the same band together, actually noticed that they seemed to sound alike.

Gabriel is supposedly a Christian, although like Eric Clapton, he seems to never speak of it publicly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:20 AM (ntObR)

385 365
In fairness, it looks as if Sony/CBS is trying to Basement-ize other earlier (and probably later) works of Dylan's.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:02 AM (ntObR)/i

This is like musical archaeology.

"Bringing It All Back Home", "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde" were recorded and released over a span of about 18 months. They are all absolutely legendary albums; every one a masterpiece. This was a burst of creativity that has not been seen before or since, at least in the history of rock music.

It took me about 30 seconds of staring at the screen in open-mouthed disbelief to order the 18 disc set.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:21 AM (sdi6R)

386 Ack.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:21 AM (sdi6R)

387 AOP, good points about the stock and processing charges. Yeah, I'd just rather deal with video.

I've always been big on electronics.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:21 AM (ntObR)

388 Didn't Peter Gabriel get all pissy about Rush playing one of his tunes as bumper music and demand he never play any of his music again? Sort of soured me on the fucker when I hear some his crap on the classic rock station.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 02:21 AM (dvuhZ)

389 Having the Taliban back in charge in Kunduz should really liven up the party scene there. I wonder if they will be doing that gay sidewalk diving thing that ISIS likes. Maybe Barack can fix it all with a troop reduction plan, or maybe with a line in the sand, of some color, somewhere.

Posted by: goon at September 30, 2015 02:19 AM (gy5kE)


Well, maybe there will more pederasty for the soldiers and Marines to be ordered not to notice. Although, I thought that the Taliban were against that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:22 AM (0yhH4)

390 rickl, you never knew it existed 'til I brought it up tonight, and you've already bought it?!?

Hope you enjoy it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:22 AM (ntObR)

391 Well, I was semi-serious when i suggested the 16 mm camera. But I expect the processing charges and cost of film stock would soon eat up any savings in capital cost over the digital video.

Sony had an 8mm camera that could output digital and/or RCA ...

Messed up trying to convert iMovie 2 to 3 & found out they weren't backwards compatible & barely forward compatible.

Then the external hard drive blew & I didn't want to re-bother ...

Posted by: Adriane the Camera Critic ... at September 30, 2015 02:23 AM (qOsoH)

392 Publius, didn't know about that. I *do* think Gabriel was somewhat puffed up during his "So" days (1986), when he first got really discovered by the public in a BIG way.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:25 AM (ntObR)

393 390 rickl, you never knew it existed 'til I brought it up tonight, and you've already bought it?!?

Hope you enjoy it. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:22 AM (ntObR)


Nah, I saw it over the weekend. I linked a Dylan song on the ONT, and went to bobdylan.com to copy and paste some lyrics. I was stopped dead in my tracks by that.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:26 AM (sdi6R)

394 Although, I thought that the Taliban were against that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:22 AM (0yhH4)


Not exactly. Big Mo promised 28 boys (in addition to the 72 virgins) for devout jihadis ...

Posted by: Adriane the Camera Critic ... at September 30, 2015 02:28 AM (qOsoH)

395 I just looked it up. Gabriel (and several others) got in a huff during the Sandra Fluke flap.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 30, 2015 02:29 AM (dvuhZ)

396 Adriane, bummer when the technology drops the floor out from under you like that.

Sony seems to be big on proprietary formats. I still remember in the 1990s, they also had a "Digital 8" format, they of course just couldn't make videocameras compatible with the then cutting-edge high-quality (but not theirs) "Hi-8" format.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:30 AM (ntObR)

397 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seh3WQddqzs

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:32 AM (sdi6R)

398 rickl, back in the day (late 1990s) I had specially remastered gold CDs of both Highway 61 and Blonde.

Unfortunately I sold them. Those editions are now going for beaucoup bucks even used.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:34 AM (ntObR)

399 Well, time to go to bed. Looks like another road trip to Calgary is on the agenda to return the weed whacker I bought at Lowes that turned out to be a useless POS. Thought I was being smart. Give up trying to keep the old Ryobi going, buy a new middle-priced unit, and have the reliability (heh) of a new machine. Well, it had been re-boxed, and at least one piece was missing, the neck strap. Well, no biggie, I have spares here. Got it assembled, and started, and it never would run full throttle. Sounded like it was starved for fuel. Mixture screw cannot be adjusted, go figure. And the bump-feed head never did work right. I did get some weeds whacked, but it was a righteous PITA to use. Finally said, "Fuck it!" and poured the fuel back in my gas can, took it apart again, and stuffed it back in the box. Took my old Ryobi apart, fixed the problem with the clutch, and threw the recoil starter in the trash barrel. It has an electric starter on it, anyway. Connected the wires to a car battery, primed it with a squirt bottle of gasoline, and it took right off, and did a fine job. So I will buy a small AGM battery for it when I'm in town, and a new package of trimmer line, because I'm all out. And keep the old thing going for another year.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 30, 2015 02:35 AM (0yhH4)

400 Hmm, maybe not. The gold Hwy 61 is just over $100 and the gold Blonde is available for under $20.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:37 AM (ntObR)

401 384 Peter Gabriel was the original vocalist for Genesis, before Phil Collins took over for him. Which of course is interesting because I actually discovered Peter during "Shock the Monkey" and Phil during "You Can't Hurry Love" in the summer of 1982, and not knowing they were ever in the same band together, actually noticed that they seemed to sound alike.

Gabriel is supposedly a Christian, although like Eric Clapton, he seems to never speak of it publicly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:20 AM (ntObR)



Peter's an odd duck.



Any -- and I mean "ANY" -- interpretation of PG's term at Genesis should center around "Supper's Ready". It's a 23-minute psychodrama on Foxtrot that is based on the fact that there are only 14 references to "supper" in the Bible, and two of them are in Revelations 19. It is a very religious testament with very symbolic lyrics.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 02:39 AM (EzgxV)

402 cthulhu, thanks for the tip. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:42 AM (ntObR)

403 Another song from that era:

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

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:43 AM (sdi6R)

404 Thanks Rickl, good stuff, although I admit a turn-off for me re Dylan is that so many of his works, especially from that era, have such *long* running times. I know he was pushing back against the 3:05 single standard of the time like some artists were, and that was a good thing ultimately, but there are a few instances at least where I think Bob had a case of Stephen King's disease, i.e., he got so huge that *no one* could ever edit him, whether his ideas were good, bad, or indifferent. Feel free to tell me how wrong I am about this stuff tomorrow night. :-)

Cthulhu, someday I'm going to have every single one of Genesis' albums on CD too, so I'll look out for that track.

And on that note, I'm calling it a night. Thanks everyone for the fantastic, funny chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:47 AM (ntObR)

405 Get outta here Clock boy
Go to Qatar, please just go far.

You're full of lies, so just eff off and die
In some sh*thole muzzie sty, they're gonna love you.

Now we've always had a deep contempt and I mean that most sincerely.

The clock is just fantastic, that's what Choomboy had to say.

Oh by the way, you two are ghey.


Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 02:48 AM (1Zmfg)

406 404 Thanks Rickl, good stuff, although I admit a turn-off for me re Dylan is that so many of his works, especially from that era, have such *long* running times. I know he was pushing back against the 3:05 single standard of the time like some artists were, and that was a good thing ultimately, but there are a few instances at least where I think Bob had a case of Stephen King's disease, i.e., he got so huge that *no one* could ever edit him, whether his ideas were good, bad, or indifferent. Feel free to tell me how wrong I am about this stuff tomorrow night. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 30, 2015 02:47 AM (ntObR)


Heh. He hasn't gotten over that yet. This is from 2012:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmBMnOrHl7o

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 02:49 AM (sdi6R)

407 Supper's Ready -- classic style -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M58wE8GTGp4




Shepperton, 1973.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

408 ***"RANDOM DIPSHIT:I don't go to Reich wing websites"***


I'd have asked him how he ended up on DC then.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2015 12:52 AM (Wckf4)


Any lib friend of mine learned long ago NOT to bait me with that kind of crap. The resulting ass whupping is not pretty.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 03:00 AM (Baojj)

409 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGCGhUKJ5-Q

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2015 03:02 AM (sdi6R)

410 I'm sure everybody here is ready to hear the hockey mom rant of the week.

The asshole at my son's school sent me a note telling me that he was "eligible for Title VII benefits" because he is a Native. That means he gets extra help with his school work, because of his skin color. She sent me a note asking for a good time to meet to discuss his options.

I sent back the message that when he registered for school, they had provided the form to fill out, but I pointed out that he is a Mayan Indian from Guatemala, so, he isn't on any official list the Feds keep of specific tribes, so he isn't one of the sainted protected class of Indians. Yes, he has brown skin and black hair and eyes. Yes, he has exactly the same DNA of supposedly "American" Indians. But no, he isn't eligible for this special program.

OTOH, I asked the boy if he could use a little extra help, and he said that yes, he was sometimes overwhelmed by the material and it couldn't hurt.

She responded, oh, yeah, that was correct. He isn't eligible. He isn't "approved."

So, here's my beef. She looked at him, determined from his skin color and his facial features that he obviously is in need of extra help to pass his classes. She basically determined that, because it is her job to do so, she could see that he obviously isn't as smart or able as the white kids, or the black kids, or the asian kids, etc. But then, he turned out to be the wrong kind of "darky," so he apparently doesn't need that sort of help after all. Suddenly he is just as smart and able as everyone else.

That's it, folks. Yet another, and in the case disgusting, example of the racism forced upon us by our own damned tax dollars and the lack of spine of our legislators. I could not give two fine shits whether this program actually helps or hurts Natives, but I can tell you that it is based on a pile of manure so deep and rotten that I'm amazed it can stand.

So, do I blast this chicken with her own words and leave nothing but a scorch mark, or do I just bite right through my tongue so my son doesn't end up a target?

Fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

/rant off

Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 30, 2015 03:09 AM (+YMhA)

411 Wasn't it Sony that took the big hit on Betamax?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 30, 2015 01:18 AM (x3GpS)


They did on the retail market. The commercial market was far kinder to them, to the point that Betamax continued to be the professional standard for a rather long time.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 03:10 AM (Baojj)

412 So, I'm feeling a little better.

How's by you?

Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 30, 2015 03:11 AM (+YMhA)

413 So, here's my beef. She looked at him, determined from his skin color and his facial features that he obviously is in need of extra help to pass his classes. She basically determined that, because it is her job to do so, she could see that he obviously isn't as smart or able as the white kids, or the black kids, or the asian kids, etc. But then, he turned out to be the wrong kind of "darky," so he apparently doesn't need that sort of help after all. Suddenly he is just as smart and able as everyone else.

That's it, folks. Yet another, and in the case disgusting, example of the racism forced upon us by our own damned tax dollars and the lack of spine of our legislators. I could not give two fine shits whether this program actually helps or hurts Natives, but I can tell you that it is based on a pile of manure so deep and rotten that I'm amazed it can stand.

Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 30, 2015 03:09 AM (+YMhA)


Similar situation happened with my father when he was offered a special scholarship. They though he was X, but he turned out to be Y. Yes, poor, underprivileged, and considered by many to be sub-human... but not of the at the time current list of "oppressed" people...

Posted by: The Oppressed Hat at September 30, 2015 03:14 AM (vBeA5)

414 So, do I blast this chicken with her own words and leave nothing but a scorch mark, or do I just bite right through my tongue so my son doesn't end up a target?

Fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

/rant off
Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 30, 2015 03:09 AM (+YMhA)


Hon, I would go the scorched earth route. Your son, by dint of being marked unworthy of help, is already a target. The school doesn't give a good God damn whether he struggles or not.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 03:16 AM (Baojj)

415 A little bit more of Genesis -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XhDHJNuyXw

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 03:16 AM (EzgxV)

416 Hon, I would go the scorched earth route. Your son, by dint of being marked unworthy of help, is already a target. The school doesn't give a good God damn whether he struggles or not.
Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 03:16 AM (Baojj)

Ain't the the truth?

When I spoke with his teacher, and then the principal, about his troubles with some subjects, they both suggested that I either become a helicopter parent and dog his every step and move, or that I just let him fail, so he will learn the lesson. So, I've got teachers that won't teach, and principals that encourage that behavior.

If I could afford it, he would be in Catholic school.

At this rate, he's probably going to end up on mama's school. Kitchen table, here we come.

Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 30, 2015 03:21 AM (+YMhA)

417 There's something weird going on -- I refreshed the page and @416 was the end.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 03:41 AM (EzgxV)

418 ....20 minutes later......ok.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 30, 2015 03:42 AM (EzgxV)

419 At this rate, he's probably going to end up on mama's school. Kitchen table, here we come.

There are volunteer tutors in some places ... maybe an internet search of literacy etc groups in your area?

Posted by: Adriane the Educational Critic ... at September 30, 2015 03:45 AM (qOsoH)

420 ....20 minutes later......ok.....

Sorry ... watching Age of Ultron clips over on youtube ...

Posted by: Adriane the Educational Critic ... at September 30, 2015 03:51 AM (qOsoH)

421 I'm not a big fan of Bruce Springsteen, but he has one lyric, from The River, that just resonates with my being. Nevermind that I never had the exact circumstance, I had the exact experience lo these many years ago when I was young:

"But I remember us riding in my brother's car

Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir

At night on them banks I'd lie awake

And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take"

That was Kim, a hot little nothing who introduced me to sex. We were kids. Puppies. But....it was fun.

Now? 30 years later as an adult? Every night now I hold Gingy close in her sleep and I marvel at every breath she takes. Her. Gingy. Alive. Perfect.


And SHE CHOSE ME!

I'm a lucky motherfucker, oh yes I am.

Bruce is kicking dust next to his dry river and wondering why he's alone.

Me? I'm reveling in the reality of Nirvana.

Sucks to be you Bruce. Maybe try traditional values next time. They are stogy and stupid but they have one thing going for them: They work. Dedicate your life, your being and your soul to a partner, and the world becomes your oyster. Lose yourself in liberal tropes and you'll be miserable. The choice is yours, as are the potential rewards.

Not that you'll ever figure that out.

But thanks for the song, I like it.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 30, 2015 03:52 AM (WvS3w)

422 Hot Toddies Are Actually Good for Fighting Colds

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pdflvez

My recipe for a "Hat Toddy":

A fifth of bourbon or scotch. 8-10 cups of water. A sliced lemon. A spice pouch of crystallized ginger, cloves, alspice, and cinnimon. A bear sqeeze bottle of honey. Dashed of bitters. Heat together, adding the honey first and the bitters last.

Yum.

Posted by: The Hat Toddy at September 30, 2015 03:53 AM (vBeA5)

423 You're a lucky man, WD...

Gingy's just as fortunate.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 03:54 AM (zyIlW)

424 Novel malware dupes victims with fake blue screen of death

http://preview.tinyurl.com/o28a4vq

Posted by: The Blue Hat of Death at September 30, 2015 04:05 AM (vBeA5)

425 Night all.

Here is "Curl of the Burl" by Mastodon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAihDAJX8Ow

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 30, 2015 04:14 AM (vBeA5)

426 Ah hell SMFH, I'm just drunk and stupid. Y'all are quality people too (except for your inexplicable Raiders love. Wait, who am I to talk? Y'all beat my Ravens neatly).

I'd be pleased to stand with you anytime and take on all comers.

If I could make one request it would be that you don't wear one of those black Raiders suits with skulls and shit on them while we're doing it. I'll stand with you, no problem there, but I have people who know me. You know, PEOPLE. Looking like a 15 year old sci-fi geek who masturbates to Darth Vader might slightly impact my cool. I'm sure you understand. No offense. ;-)


Posted by: Weirddave at September 30, 2015 04:15 AM (WvS3w)

427 Heh WD.

I wear black, but I don't do the costumes, so no fear there.

If you guys didn't lose Suggs, outcome may have been different.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 30, 2015 04:22 AM (zyIlW)

428 Up early because I broke my right wrist yesterday and Percocet doesnt seem to be doing much to ease the pain.

Posted by: biancaneve at September 30, 2015 04:34 AM (FWVPu)

429 At this rate, he's probably going to end up on mama's school. Kitchen table, here we come.
Posted by: St. Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland, aka tcn in AK at September 30, 2015 03:21 AM (+YMhA)


Certainly not a bad idea, just expect some resistance, since he represents state and federal dollars to the school. How far along is he, and don't the Catholic schools offer financial help to those who need it? I thought they did.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 04:37 AM (Baojj)

430 is there anybody out there?

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 30, 2015 04:39 AM (vQvKz)

431 But thanks for the song, I like it.
Posted by: Weirddave at September 30, 2015 03:52 AM (WvS3w)


I look at it this way: someone deserves to be happy. Why not you?

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 04:41 AM (Baojj)

432 is there anybody out there?
Posted by: redc1c4 at September 30, 2015 04:39 AM (vQvKz)


I hear you, I'm nodding, but not for much longer.

Posted by: Bill H at September 30, 2015 04:42 AM (Baojj)

433 is there anybody out there?

Nobody here but us chickens ...

Posted by: Adriane the Big Chickenfeed Critic ... at September 30, 2015 04:44 AM (qOsoH)

434 is there anybody out there?

Just nod if you can hear me...

I'm about to start making lunch, though.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 04:47 AM (vn2q2)

435 Sammiches for Everyone!!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Big Chickenfeed Critic ... at September 30, 2015 04:52 AM (qOsoH)

436 except me ... hitting the hay ...

Stay sane, all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Big Chickenfeed Critic ... at September 30, 2015 04:53 AM (qOsoH)

437 Eh, I've had bread with cheese for the last five meals. Lunch is bacon fried rice.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 04:55 AM (vn2q2)

438 Another excellent sampling on the ont,
Enjoy the ride as much as you can Europeans, or you can forego that and start practicing sharia. Doesn't look like you have any other option.

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2015 05:07 AM (WcAm2)

439 enjoy every day you have with Smoky...

we lost our Smokie in late August, to lymphoma.

he was a Balinese Siamese rescue, and we actually picked him up down near San Diego the day of the Cedar Fire back in '03, in an evacuation site off the I-8.

Residet Evil and i had to break through the police cordon to get there, driving down freeways with fire on both sides, and, while we were getting him, and helping his people with their other animals, the FD told us we had to evacuate the evacuation site.

he was a good boy, and much missed by everyone here, 2 legs or 4.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 30, 2015 05:12 AM (vQvKz)

440 Is there anybody out there?

Just nod if you can hear me...

---

Us: is there anybody out there?

GOPe: Is there anybody in there?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 05:13 AM (1Zmfg)

441 Just nood if thete's an EMT.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 05:19 AM (1Zmfg)

442 Ahmed bragging before clockgate he will become famous on internet.
They pretty much have the system down don't they?

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2015 05:21 AM (WcAm2)

443 The writers of the transgender article actually celebrate the mom's action. Sad to say it won't turn out well.

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2015 05:29 AM (WcAm2)

444 The writers of the transgender article actually celebrate the mom's action.

Not sure if they don't understand that mom "bravely battling" insurance company for $21k medically-unnecessary device her kid decided he wanted after watching a YouTube video (!) costs everyone who gets insurance from that company, or if they just don't care. Or both, could be both.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 05:43 AM (vn2q2)

445 "Now my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband."

-- Helen Mirren declaring an end to any further public nudity

--------------
Obviously not, since she just filed for divorce.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 30, 2015 05:51 AM (iQIUe)

446 Ever notice that they're trying to sell Americans (both white and black) on the whole transgender and gay thing (which is a reproductive dead end), while continuing to flood us with other demographics that keep on breeding like it's going out of style?

It reminds me of an old satire called The Solution by Bertolt Brecht.

"After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers' Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?"



Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 05:52 AM (J+mig)

447 Ever notice that they're trying to sell Americans (both white and black) on the whole transgender and gay thing (which is a reproductive dead end)
---
Abortion as well.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 05:57 AM (1Zmfg)

448 Turned in early; stuff afoot. The BB gun article is typical newsie BS. They specifically reference "spring action" guns, then cite the Walther Compact, which is a CO2 pistol. A point-blank CO2 shot, properly placed, has proven fatal. So have pump guns, when deliberately over-pumped. The possessor was a felon.

There are air guns that will take elk or bison (OK this one is not one of them). There was a significant improvement in air gun technology about 50 years ago, even if you ignore Lewis and Clark. This ain't about Ralphie.

How's about this: instead of lawyering around with defining what makes a firearm, maybe just quickly expand the felon rules to include all projectile launchers? Maybe you could put velocity and foot-poundage in there.

Yes, there are too damned many felonies. To go along with that, there are also too many early releases and paroles. So let's not get off into those weeds.



Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 30, 2015 06:00 AM (xq1UY)

449 Ever notice that they're trying to sell Americans (both white and black)
on the whole transgender and gay thing (which is a reproductive dead
end)


Except it's not anymore...lesbians get pregnant, men save sperm before their elective surgeries, gay male couples buy eggs and rent wombs.

You may also have noticed they're agitating insurance to cover the second two things (first already is covered) as if they're actual medical conditions, while they argue that normal straight people with actual medical conditions should expect to get less because resources are finite.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 06:04 AM (vn2q2)

450 Identifying with Al Bundy today. Yay!

Posted by: Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils at September 30, 2015 06:04 AM (nbGZj)

451 Great cite Cato. Boy, that Brecht was a little prick. He's the reason the Left spells Amerika with a K (well, him and Martin Luther, who codified German). He hate-hated life in Weimar, in the US, in H'wood. So he goes "home" to Glorious Socialist Motherland, and managed to make a pest of himself there too.

I guess you have to give him credit for leaving. Dude was no fun to have around.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 30, 2015 06:05 AM (xq1UY)

452 You may also have noticed they're agitating insurance to cover the second two things (first already is covered) as if they're actual medical conditions, while they argue that normal straight people with actual medical conditions should expect to get less because resources are finite.
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 06:04 AM (vn2q2)

And if we let them, they'll put people who want a snip tuck ahead of those who have cancer.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 06:06 AM (J+mig)

453 I guess you have to give him credit for leaving. Dude was no fun to have around.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 30, 2015 06:05 AM (xq1UY)

Broken clocks still tell the correct time twice per day. Even the most out-there Leftist occasionally stumbles their way into brilliance. Granted, they stumble right back out afterwards without ever having realized that they had gotten there...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 06:08 AM (J+mig)

454 >>> they argue that normal straight people with actual medical conditions should expect to get less because resources are finite.Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken

---

Similar to how Obummer told people hit by rising insurance costs(ie. the responsible ones funding everybody else) that they'd have to budget more wisely and perhaps give up their cable subscription and vacations. He never told the entitlement junkies that perhaps they should get jobs, give up lotto and drugs, and then they'd be able to afford insurance without ACA.

Complete hypocrisy, and topsy turvy ethics.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 06:11 AM (1Zmfg)

455 Complete hypocrisy, and topsy turvy ethics.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 30, 2015 06:11 AM (1Zmfg)

Leftover ethics, in a nutshell:If X furthers the agenda, X = good.If X does not further the agenda, X = forbidden.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 06:13 AM (J+mig)

456 Interesting last night watching the local evening news covering the Planned Parenthood hearings.

And watching that ghoul testifying about video being manipulated and edited was breath-taking.




Oh.....G'morning' all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2015 06:14 AM (VPLuQ)

457 Who is Helen Mirren and should I care that this person even exists?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 06:14 AM (dOD0J)

458 Sometimes, links are best left unclicked.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 06:15 AM (dOD0J)

459 Oh, yeah. That's my word of the week, by the way. Leftovers. Perfectly fits the lefties these days. Cold war surplus socialists long past their sell-by date. Unappetizing. Behind the times. Cold. Etc. Fits them to a T.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 06:15 AM (J+mig)

460 Except it's not anymore...lesbians get pregnant, men save sperm before their elective surgeries, gay male couples buy eggs and rent wombs.

That's a lot of overhead though. If you need to go through a lab to make kids, you'll make fewer.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 30, 2015 06:15 AM (88fBD)

461 Geez... you could pluck Venus from the sky this morning, it's that big and bright. CAC hasn't been posting too many astronomy threads lately, what with the adorable baby and the day job and all.

Posted by: Gem at September 30, 2015 06:16 AM (c+gwp)

462 "Except it's not anymore...lesbians get pregnant, men save sperm before their elective surgeries, gay male couples buy eggs and rent wombs. "

It's as if God had a plan for human reproduction.

Then mankind said "We have a better way"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2015 06:18 AM (VPLuQ)

463 461 I had a coworker take out her iPhone and take a picture of Venus in the dark pre-dawn morning. A light cloud layer was making it appear and disappears. She was convinced it was a UFO. Nothing I said penetrated.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 30, 2015 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

464 Can't Europe find just *one* leader who will stand up and demand that the Arab countries of the ME take in all of the Arab/Muslim "refugees" ?

It seems too much to ask for any of our politicians to say the same thing, too.

Posted by: tlk428 at September 30, 2015 06:24 AM (0c9yp)

465 464
Can't Europe find just *one* leader who will stand up and demand that
the Arab countries of the ME take in all of the Arab/Muslim "refugees" ?



It seems too much to ask for any of our politicians to say the same thing, too.





Posted by: tlk428

Can't America find one politician that will stop the flow of ME muslim refugee's to the US?

Posted by: Gmac - IP banned at home - #twoweeks at September 30, 2015 06:29 AM (4pjhs)

466 "
Can't Europe find just *one* leader who will stand up and demand that
the Arab countries of the ME take in all of the Arab/Muslim "refugees" ?

Be lucky if swastikas are not flying over a few eurotard countries in 10 years.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 06:29 AM (dOD0J)

467 Tim, using a search engine capable of finding pictures (have to be careful how you spell this function here because some letter combinations bother the Pixster), simply call for Helen Mirren, Caligula, and you will see the reason(s).

Cato, right you are about Brecht. My favorite piece of his was, used to be, called "The Garden," and is about, in a sneaky way, the East Berlin food riots. For some reason, the most enthusiastic Brecht scholars on campus don't know it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 30, 2015 06:31 AM (xq1UY)

468 That's a lot of overhead though. If you need to go through a lab to make kids, you'll make fewer.

On one hand, yeah, that makes sense. On the other, I don't know if you've looked around at young parents lately, but the people who get married before they have kids are very carefully planning out one or two children then getting neutered to avoid "mishaps." Even Christian conservatives and Horde. Not much different than two gay men with fat wallets or generous female family members.

With a few exceptions, the only 21st people having large untimed families are Amish, immigrants from assorted Third World cultures, and *cough* unmarried women who make their living making babies.

Ho-hum.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 06:32 AM (vn2q2)

469 "Be lucky if swastikas Crescents are not flying over a few eurotard countries in 10 years."


An editorial suggestion.

Of course, I can see it going both ways.

And in less then ten years.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2015 06:32 AM (VPLuQ)

470 Vic is posting the news on the NOOD.



SHHH...


Let's watch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2015 06:34 AM (VPLuQ)

471 Thanks Stringer. I think I'll pass. No need to know everything.

Morning thread is up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 06:34 AM (dOD0J)

472 Of course, I can see it going both ways.


And in less then ten years.


The swastika fantasy is about as likely as Stormfront taking over after the failed SCOAMF regime.

Crescents, OTOH, yeah.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 30, 2015 06:37 AM (vn2q2)

473 Then mankind said "We have a better way"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 30, 2015 06:18 AM (VPLuQ)

The way of heaven works. Man disdains it, goes his own way, and creates his own vexation. The way of heaven keeps working. Even Lao Tzu knew this about four thousand years ago. The Bible contains similar wisdom which is in some cases even older. And yet... people never learn.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 30, 2015 06:37 AM (J+mig)

474 It will be those that are using the crescent now that will be putting the swastikas up.

Not the natives.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 06:43 AM (dOD0J)

475 Sie sollen eine Buch lesen. "Islam und judentum"


Wenn Sie eine Kopie finden konnen. Es erschien wahrend WK2'

You get the no umlaur edition.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 06:46 AM (dOD0J)

476 With a few exceptions, the only 21st people having large untimed
families are Amish, immigrants from assorted Third World cultures, and
*cough* unmarried women who make their living making babies.

Actual Catholics attempting to practice their faith are still having large families. My parish has a large minority of 3 plus kid families.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 30, 2015 06:52 AM (i7JE3)

477 Sounds like what the tightwing said about the Jews in the 30s
Especially the part about they were after our women
Yikes !!!

Posted by: Righter at September 30, 2015 06:54 AM (+SFzp)

478 "With a few exceptions, the only 21st people having large untimed

families are Amish"

Amish, who are Old Order Mennonites, all other assorted Old and New Order Mennonites are the fasted growing demographic in number of Children. Coming
in a very close second were Mormons.

Both averaging well over 5 Children per family.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and unimproved. at September 30, 2015 07:00 AM (dOD0J)

479 Love the Bundy wisdom.
(Sadly many of our younger friends won't understand this. Al Bundy was a character which is roughly like Jay Pritchett in Modern Family, except not successful, and with a horrible family.
A Man (plural men) is a human being of the male gender who had certain codes of conduct, such as responsibility, respect, and the ability to fix things without looking up a YouTube video.
A winner is what a man could aspire to be before Twitter became a thing.)

Posted by: CMG the US Frenchy at September 30, 2015 07:06 AM (a+M6c)

480 Don't worry, the Democrats and their anti-American soulmates in the Rubio-Graham-McCain wing of the GOP want us to get our jihadegees and other Islamic rapists on our shores ASAP. Meanwhile, they want our young service men committed to a war against Assad to empower ISIS.

Westerners need to take the torch to their governments. Ours is Trump.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 30, 2015 09:27 AM (pq97T)

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