Overnight Open Thread (11-3-2015)

Quote of the Day I

For some reason, people are nibbl'n around the edges that the Russian airliner that went down over Sinai was taken by AQ/IS terrorists who got hold of Libyan or Syrian SA-2/3/6 etc.

No. Just no. Stop. Go to other theories - this one is bunk.

There is a huge step from a manpad to a no kidding air defense long range SAM. One does not simply throw a SA-3 in the back of a Toyota pickup, drive across a nation or two, plug it in to a Honda generator, go from SAFE to ARM, press a button, and nab an airliner over at 30,000 ft going almost 450kts.

These are complicated bits of kit that the Soviets/Russians built. They take talented and well trained professionals to maintain them, must less use them in an operational environment.

They are also huge. The SA-3 is a bit over 6-meters long. That doesn't even include the deliver truck sized command truck and radar.

-- CDR Salamander on theories that ISIS used a SAM to shoot down the Russian airliner

Quote of the Day II

How strange it must be for people who comfort themselves with the slander that the GOP is a cult of organized racial hatred that the most popular politician among conservatives is a black man. Better to ignore the elephant in the room than account for such an inconvenient fact. The race card is just too valuable politically and psychologically for liberals who need to believe that their political opponents are evil.

-- Jonah Goldberg

Quote of the Day III

Chesterton puzzled over the riddle of "them that do not have the faith and will not have the fun." But perhaps Puritanism is the faith. Perhaps the association of morality with self-denial - with restrictions and prohibitions - has turned the act of self-righteously purging oneself into an end in itself. It's what you do to show that you are better than others, when there is no other remaining way in which you can do that.

And since every good religion needs a devil, the WHO has chosen bacon.

-- Robert Tracinski

Quote of the Day IV

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees.

Quote of the Day V

The Germans are always using war in the Balkans as a pretext for *something*. https://t.co/7y23NGH73k

- Tamara K. (@TamSlick) November 3, 2015

Quote of the Day VI

Specifically, the NBER study claims that for every day above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, there is a drop in the birth rate because it's too hot for sex.

Well, that makes sense, if you think about it. It explains why the overheated Southern hemisphere is losing population, while teeming hordes of Northern immigrants cross the Mediterranean to get to underpopulated Africa. People in places like Brazil and India don't have much of a sex life; it's too hot. It explains, too, why beautiful women are referred to as "cold," and why animals in the mood for sex are described as being "in cold." And why couples looking for a romantic rendezvous schedule trips to Lapland and Siberia rather than the Caribbean.

-- John Hinderaker with tongue firmly in cheek

Quote of the Day VII

So, to recap:

If someone offers you cake and you say, 'Oh, I'd love some!', that's consent.

If someone offers you cake and you don't really feel like eating it but say, 'Sure, I'd love some!', because you don't want to hurt their feelings, that's also consent.

If you say, 'Thanks, but I don't think so', and they convince you to change your mind, that's also consent. It doesn't matter how many times you said no. It doesn't matter if your friend was being an obnoxious, guilt-tripping, sulky, passive-aggressive pest. (Well, it matters. It may be a reason to reconsider your friendship. But it's certainly not a reason to go to the cops.) As long as you were free to refuse the cake without risking some tangible harm, it's up to you to grow a spine.

If you're drunk (but sufficiently in control of your faculties to eat cake.), that's also consent. If you weren't thinking straight and ate so much cake you were sick the next day, chalk it up as a valuable learning experience.

Now, somebody make the above a public service announcement. I even have a title for the campaign: 'Consent: it's a piece of cake.'

-- Cathy Young

Mark Steyn: Manifest Destiny in the New Wild West

Herr Brandl calls this "a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that will change the face of Germany forever". But that's understating it: it will obliterate the face of Germany forever. Frau Merkel will have achieved what Bomber Harris and the Red Army couldn't: she will have wiped Germany off the map.

Long before that, however, she will have extinguished her party and its principal coalition partner. In a country where one-fifth of the population is Muslim, no party that wishes to remain electorally viable will be able to call itself the Christian Democratic Union or Christian Social Union. How about the Craven Dhimmicratic Union?

Obama Considering Going Full Dictator

A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November's deferral-based amnesty initiative. The document, apparently prepared as follow-up from a DHS "Regulations Retreat" last summer, appears sure to re-ignite concerns in Congress as well as federal judges in the Fifth Circuit. The Administration has already been criticized from the bench for handing out work permits to hundreds of thousands of deferred action beneficiaries, in direct violation of a district court's order. With the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals deciding any day now whether to deny the Administration's request to reverse that injunction, this public leak has come at a critical juncture for U.S. enforcement policy.

If he ignores both Congress and the Courts, is there anything that can restrain him?

Standing up to moderators, standing up to Putin

Obama is using an interesting technique-Alinsky's rule #5 advocating the use of ridicule as a potent weapon-to attack Republicans in their strong suit. In other words, he's well aware, I believe, that the Republicans are considered more intimidating to China and Russia than he is. He's also well aware of-and has been instrumental in orchestrating and using-the fact that the press is generally very friendly to him. But he sees the CNBC debate as an opportunity to cut into that narrative by making a false and mocking assertion that Republicans backed off from and were somehow fearful of the CNBC moderators, and then another false equivalence between dealing with press insults during a debate that's supposed to be a showcase for your thoughts in front of the American people, and the very different process of negotiation with a geopolitical enemy or rival.

Remember this example of Obama's ridicule?

Denmark to Bernie Sanders: Stop Calling Us Socialists

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen wants to set the record straight about the S-word:

"I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism," he said, "therefore I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy."

In Rasmussen's view, "the Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish."

daneberniesane

Norway Copies Denmark's Horrible, Bad Bad, Awful Anti-Refugee Advertisements

Yet Another Racist Police Incident Turns Out to Be a Hoax Thanks to Video Footage

A Texas journalism professor's explosive charge that police hassled her for "walking while black," a claim lodged in a guest column in the state's biggest newspaper, doesn't square with the videotape, according to the police chief. . . .

Bland uses the column to lay out her case for allegations of being racially profiled claiming that she was not offered a reason.

"I guess I was simply a brown face in an affluent neighborhood," Bland said in her column.

But dashcam video provided by Corinth Police shows Bland walking in the middle of the street, and captures the two police officers politely advising her to stay on the side of oncoming traffic, so she can see approaching cars. After viewing the footage, Corinth Police Chief Debra Walthall told FoxNews.com she was proud of the way her officers behaved.

...The video shows the two police officers as they get out of their squad car, without turning on the siren as the professor claimed in her column. After telling Bland it would be safer to stay to the side of the street, one cop explains how a truck had earlier tried to pass her but she did not notice that she was in the way.

Two thoughts: 1) How dumb do you have to be to lie about an incident that was almost certainly video recorded and 2) do all professors casually and routinely lie about their interactions with authorities (because 3 makes a trend and 4 makes a theory...)

Agincourt and Long Bows at 600

Henry V: Badass.

The battle of Agincourt was fought on a muddy field in northern France 600 years ago on Sunday - St Crispin's Day, October 25th 1415. Kings, princes, dukes and nobles abounded on either side. It became then and has remained ever since one of the most famous English victories.

Legend says Agincourt was won by arrows. It was not. It was won by men using lead-weighted hammers, poleaxes, mauls and falcon-beaks, the ghastly paraphernalia of medieval hand-to-hand fighting. .

Henry V was an inspirational leader. He fought in the front rank and had a fleuret knocked off his crown. Eighteen Frenchmen had taken a solemn oath to kill him and all of them died at Henry's feet, slaughtered either by the king or by his bodyguard. .

And the French had long bow archers too - so why did they get their asses handed to them by the English?

Why did the French not deploy their own longbowmen? Because to shoot a longbow demanded two difficult skills; the first was an ability to draw an extraordinarily powerful bow (at least three times as powerful as a modern competition bow) and the second, because the string was drawn to the ear, the skill of offsetting the arrow's aim. It took years for a man to develop the muscles and skill, and for reasons that have never been fully understood, such men emerged in Britain, but not on the continent.

...The few had destroyed the many, and most of those few were archers. They were not lords and knights and gentry, but butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers from the shires. They were the ordinary men of England and Wales, and they had met the awesome power of France in hand-to-hand fighting and they had won.

The battle of Agincourt is part of the binding of England, the emergence of the common man as a vital part of the nation. Those common men returned to England with their stories and their pride, and these stories were told in taverns over and over, how a few hungry trapped men had gained an amazing victory. The story is still remembered, even six hundred years later, because it has such power. It is a tale of the common man achieving greatness.

agincourt940

Q: Apple has more than $205 billion in cash. What should they do with the money?
A: Apple should buy a university and rebuild it from the ground up.

applueuni

The Popular Over-The-Counter Cold Medicine That Science Says Doesn't Work

Thank you meth-heads for forcing us to use the semi-placebo phenylephrine.

phensper

Charlie Sheen and The Rumors

Charlie_Sheen_2015

On the Basques, Their Genes, Their Language, and What They Mean for the Indo-European Debate

Is Basque one of the few human pre-agriculture hunter-gatherer languages left in the world? Possibly.

The Spanish Royal Family is a Comely Bunch

Especially Queen Letizia.

spanfamiroya

The Yahoo group is for closers only.

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Tonight's post brought to you by a picture I took of Arnhem bridge two weeks ago:

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1 Good evening!

Posted by: speedster1 at November 03, 2015 11:31 PM (1brdf)

2 The Great Reagan Kennedy Debate

In 1967, then Gov. Ronald Reagan and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy appeared on a trans-Atlantic broadcast with students/Communist plants called "Town Meeting of the World". Reagan was on point and clearly well informed. RFK was equivocating and weak.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10240

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 03, 2015 11:31 PM (vBeA5)

3 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at November 03, 2015 11:32 PM (EzgxV)

4 So chock full of content!

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 03, 2015 11:35 PM (JO9+V)

5 "If he ignores both Congress and the Courts, is there anything that can restrain him?"




Hopefully, the military.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 03, 2015 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

6
The Spanish Royal Family is a Comely Bunch
Especially Queen Letizia.




QILF

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 03, 2015 11:35 PM (kdS6q)

7 Howdy, night people.

Before I dive into what looks like another meaty ONT, I have an odd shot-in-the-dark question.

There is an article in Wired about "Autonomous Modular Vehicles"
http://bit.ly/1HpAhEO

I was wondering if anyone recalls if this was linked from, maybe, an ONT, or, a commenter recently?

Yes, I did try searching by engines and eyeballs both first.

Posted by: mindful webworker's faithful dog at November 03, 2015 11:35 PM (dLr9j)

8 Sure, I got castigated for making Norma Desmond references earlier today that most (young) morons wouldn't understand but the election/filler open thread discussion was all about Dean Martin and Jack Benny!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 03, 2015 11:35 PM (HbSdt)

9 Mmmmmm...cake.

I want to have it and eat it, too!
So consent today, rescind it tomorrow after the fact.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 03, 2015 11:36 PM (NOIQH)

10 The cake consent is a lie.

Posted by: GLaDOS at November 03, 2015 11:36 PM (REdlt)

11 Wow lots to read

My eyes are bugged out after working AoSDD

Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:37 PM (2zd9l)

12 Any moron advice for attending CES?

Hotel deals etc?

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at November 03, 2015 11:37 PM (NJNiG)

13 "How strange it must be for people who comfort themselves with the
slander that the GOP is a cult of organized racial hatred that the most
popular politician among conservatives is a black man."

Colin Powell, M.D., is popular amongst conservatives?

It must be those "conservatives" who think that it's okay to own an Evil Black Rifle in the countryside, but not in the inner city, as Carson has opined.

That heavily populated bloc of the "conservative" movement. To wit, Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein and her neighbors.

Who knew that the Second Amendment had municipality-specific carveouts?

Posted by: torquewrench at November 03, 2015 11:37 PM (noWW6)

14 "Thank you meth-heads for forcing us to use the semi-placebo phenylephrine."

Meth-heads didn't do anything to you. You can thank your infallible selected representatives for that.

Posted by: Tom in a Truck at November 03, 2015 11:38 PM (nWeof)

15 Howdy ya'll,
Just got from the south. Never been to LA before, I was Mr. Terence for a while.

Driving 5.5 hours today at the end of a week's vacation has me beat.

Posted by: Farmer at November 03, 2015 11:38 PM (o/90i)

16 Is Arnhem bridge in Lilliput?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 03, 2015 11:39 PM (EzgxV)

17 Hey hippie, if you wanna get high, you're gonna have to go to Pennsylvania.

Posted by: The State of Ohio at November 03, 2015 11:39 PM (TRDE0)

18 I don't recall that here at the HQ, mindful webworker, although I seem to recall seeing the photo in thumbnail at Drudge a few days ago. (Although I didn't bother hitting the link.) Or maybe you saw something about it at Instapundit. I know I've seen some self-driving car stories there in the past week too although I can't recall if the self-driving pod thing was one of them.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 03, 2015 11:39 PM (HbSdt)

19 I saw that link from Drudge on some anonymous A List celebrity that has AIDS. I thought Charlie Sheen first.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 03, 2015 11:40 PM (2x3L+)

20 I read the excerpts but didn't click on the link.
Does that make me a bad person?
Aren't we supposed to 'read it all'?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 03, 2015 11:40 PM (Aj6uV)

21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees.

What a dumb f*cking c*nt.
Her & Hillary should get along fine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:40 PM (2zd9l)

22 12 Any moron advice for attending CES?

Hotel deals etc?

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at November 03, 2015 11:37 PM (NJNiG)



I don't know if I've seen him for a while but I thought commenter Epiobirs, or however he spelled it, attended that.

Posted by: buzzion at November 03, 2015 11:41 PM (zt+N6)

23 Aren't we supposed to 'read it all'?
This is the internet. Of course not!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 03, 2015 11:41 PM (HbSdt)

24 If (Obama) ignores both Congress and the Courts, is there anything that can restrain him?

I made this exact argument on Volokh Conspiracy in 2011: stop him now or nothing will at all when reelected. Congress won't stop him, and courts are powerless to. He has too much ego and too little honor to hold back. Nothing to stop him. Nothing.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 03, 2015 11:41 PM (39g3+)

25 ONT....and shit

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:42 PM (zlKLQ)

26 Any moron advice for attending CES?

Hotel deals etc?
Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at November 03, 2015 11:37 PM (NJNiG)

*****

Usually, yes I would. During CES, impossible. The entire town and Burbs are sold out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 03, 2015 11:42 PM (3XSkD)

27 <i>He has too much ego and too little honor to hold back. Nothing to stop him. Nothing.</i>

So you're saying we need a Sulla to counter his Marius?

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at November 03, 2015 11:43 PM (TRDE0)

28 Continuing with the Dean Martin discussion from last thread:

Yep, the drunk act was just that, an act. Sort of his signature.

If I could go back in time anywhere, I'd think I'd choose to hang with the Rat Pack back in their heyday.

Bogie used to be the head of the Rat Pack, and the story goes that Lauren Bacall gave them their name. They used to fly out to Vegas to party, then fly back to LA in the wee hours.

Bogie and the rest came dragging back in early one morning, and Bacall supposedly said, "You all look like a pack of goddamned rats." And thus the name stuck.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 03, 2015 11:44 PM (dvuhZ)

29 Not Sulla, please. He was a far worse monster than Marius.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 03, 2015 11:44 PM (39g3+)

30 Vacation pictures! Yay! About time

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:44 PM (gmP76)

31 "If he ignores both Congress and the Courts, is there anything that can restrain him?"
----------------

He is daring the Republicans to impeach him. Because, cause crisis/dissension.

Posted by: Bunny Boiler at November 03, 2015 11:44 PM (9mTYi)

32

Usually, yes I would. During CES, impossible. The entire town and Burbs are sold out.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 03, 2015 11:42 PM (3XSkD)

Figured. I'd still like to hear your other advice...

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at November 03, 2015 11:44 PM (NJNiG)

33 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661642584574418944

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661643005967732736

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661643674481111040

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661644226707349504

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661645067333996544

Posted by: kbdabear at November 03, 2015 11:45 PM (GrXXa)

34 How about some "little boots" to rule your decaying empire?

Posted by: zombie Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus at November 03, 2015 11:46 PM (HbSdt)

35 He is daring the Republicans to impeach him. Because, cause crisis/dissension.

Posted by: Bunny Boiler at November 03, 2015 11:44 PM (9mTYi)


The objective is the destruction of the USA, because they see it as an impediment to their globalist utopia. They're completely insane, but it's not going to stop them, because they've got a crusader's zeal.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:46 PM (HalrA)

36 Moochelle will stop him or the fact that malaria & sharia would be kidnapped.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:46 PM (DmRs2)

37 You went too far Maet.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 03, 2015 11:46 PM (Xo1Rt)

38
Libyan or Syrian SA-2/3/6 etc.
These are complicated bits of kit that the Soviets/Russians built. They take talented and well trained professionals to maintain them, must less use them in an operational environment.



Putting aside for the moment that "too complicated" issue, since these are Soviet era systems designed to be operated by less than crack troops, consider the following hypothetical.

ISIS or whatever could have commandeered or otherwise co-opted an Egyptian missile battery in the area. Bribes, threats, hostages, moles, sympathizers or such. Then boom.

Of course unlikely, because you'd think Israeli radar would pick up a large SAM launch. But, that one scenario.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 03, 2015 11:46 PM (kdS6q)

39 What I think is funny about socialism is that nobody wants to admit to it. Nobody. They all run from the term, even the Danish, who are as socialistic as it gets in Europe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 03, 2015 11:47 PM (39g3+)

40 Longbows...crossbows....Agincourt. Can we, uh, be done with this one?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:47 PM (zlKLQ)

41 been to LA before, I was Mr. Terence for a while.


Condolences Farmer get better soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:48 PM (8PcKC)

42 " Longbows...crossbows....Agincourt."

apparently that was settled by men with hammers and pry bars.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 03, 2015 11:48 PM (Aj6uV)

43 More Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661645715903373312

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661646282654552065

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661646707201978368

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661647040049360896

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661647522838941696

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/661648137971351552

Posted by: kbdabear at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (GrXXa)

44 "Longbows...crossbows....Agincourt. Can we, uh, be done with this one?"

Muzzleloaders eleventy!

Posted by: torquewrench at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (noWW6)

45 The end of the battle scene in Henry V by Kenneth Branagh always brings tears to my eyes. Amazing film.

But marrying that French girl was a severe mistake.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (39g3+)

46 "Vacation pictures! Yay! About time"


Load 'em up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (zlKLQ)

47 40
Longbows...crossbows....Agincourt. Can we, uh, be done with this one?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:47 PM (zlKLQ)


What's better depends on how much training you're going to invest in your troops. If you're going to be like England and make an hour of archery practice mandatory after Church every Sunday, then Longbows all the way. It has similar accuracy and a greatly increased rate of fire. If you're going to field untrained illiterate peasants in mass numbers, the simple point and click interface of the crossbow wins.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (HalrA)

48 No offence but I'm off for dreamland now. See you later tomorrow.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 03, 2015 11:50 PM (HbSdt)

49 We obviously need falcon-beak control.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 03, 2015 11:50 PM (FkBIv)

50 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees.
What a dumb f*cking c*nt.
Her & Hillary should get along fine
Psted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:40 PM

FFS I didn't know till recently that Merkel was such a dumb twat.

I've been watching Madam Sect. on tv and these actors are more competent than Merkel or the Hildabeast.

Posted by: Farmer at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (o/90i)

51 Merkel is going to be as famous (or infamous) as Adolf pretty soon.

She has no clue what to do.

What she should do she should've done weeks ago. It may be too late to do it now.

I swear if Obama tries to bring those invaders over here, there's going to be a repeat of Lexington and Concord.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (Xo1Rt)

52 "Muzzleloaders eleventy!"

All right, fcuk it. Going .223. Not AR, so. We need to amp this up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (zlKLQ)

53 Top Ten Things a Basque Dude Says to a Basque Chick

10. Are you a model?

Posted by: eman at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (MQEz6)

54 Just remember Aeroflot managed to kill the entire Soviet Pacific Fleet command staff with just one air crash. Or the Russian captain who let his son play at being pilot on a brand new Airbus, kid found a fatal flaw in the advanced auto-pilot, and the plane crashed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (L/cgw)

55 Until very recently, Merkel seemed fairly stable and rational but she's really gone off the deep end.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 03, 2015 11:52 PM (39g3+)

56 I swear if Obama tries to bring those invaders over here, there's going to be a repeat of Lexington and Concord.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (Xo1Rt)


Don't give him any ideas, the nation's already a powderkeg and the last thing we need to do is hand the idiot more matches.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:52 PM (HalrA)

57 "No offence but I'm off for dreamland now. See you later tomorrow."


Cabin in the Ontario woods?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:52 PM (zlKLQ)

58 at Agincourt, it was the mud as much as the archers


the Froggies had to advance across a sodden field, between two forests / woods, and with their big gay armour were slow


like Waterloo, only different ( and a lot earlier ). At Waterloo, Boney waited four hours for the ground to dry out--which gave the Prussians enough time to reach the Anglo-Dutch forces at Mont St Jean

Posted by: English guy who makes tangential comments at November 03, 2015 11:53 PM (8CdUx)

59 andycanuck: photo in thumbnail at Drudge a few days ago...

Okay, thanks for clue, andy. I did search Drudge front & archive, but maybe missed it.

Exhausting day, ending with an exhaustive ONT. Much as I'd like to stay up and play, I think I better just hit the hay.

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker's dog's master at November 03, 2015 11:53 PM (dLr9j)

60 I swear if Obama tries to bring those invaders over here, there's going to be a repeat of Lexington and Concord.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That


He'll do it and get away with it. Any objectors will be deemed to be racists and xenophobes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM (FkBIv)

61 So, is it me or did it look like the black journalism professor was either trying to wave down the on-coming police cruiser or maybe trying to fly? Either way, I noticed the street she was walking down had sidewalks that she could use.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM (KlVdw)

62 Un-ex-pect-ed:

WEAPONS CACHE Found Hidden at Swedish Migrant Center

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM (rSTkb)

63 "What's better depends on how much training you're going to invest in your troops. If you're going to be like England and make an hour of archery practice mandatory after Church every Sunday, then Longbows all the way. It has similar accuracy and a greatly increased rate of fire. If you're going to field untrained illiterate peasants in mass numbers, the simple point and click interface of the crossbow wins."



*snooozes off*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM (zlKLQ)

64 So, the crisis du jour that kept me from longer-term goals was the fiancee's Honda Civic misbehaving. She's been complaining for a while that it'll rev up and down like a heartbeat first thing in the morning -- but last night, it was running unacceptably hot.



Imagine my surprise when both symptoms indicated the same cause. Turns out, the Idle Adjustment Valve on a Honda has coolant running through it (this made no intuitive sense to me because I've lived my entire life in California and it's always "coolant" -- but the engine is built to run coolant through this assembly so that it doesn't freeze). If the assembly gets a bubble of air in the coolant (or runs dry), the valve doesn't work right and the computer "searches" for an optimal idle.....up-and-down, like a heartbeat.



So I do some internet research and watched some youtube videos, and went off to get some antifreeze and a "no-spill funnel", which turned into my next surprise -- the f****** cheap piece of plastic cost $50 at Pep Boys!!!




Did what the video said ("burping the coolant system") watched a bunch of bubbles come up in my new $50 funnel. Topped off the overflow. Assured the fiancee that there was at least a one-in-five chance I'd actually fixed it....



Gotta say, though -- wouldn't have guessed that the most common cause for idle fluctuations on Hondas was coolant....

Posted by: cthulhu at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

65 I think it's fairly obvious that Merkel is completely out of her depth (IE, the shallow end) and has retreated into fantasyland.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (HalrA)

66 51 Merkel is going to be as famous (or infamous) as Adolf pretty soon.

She has no clue what to do.

What she should do she should've done weeks ago. It may be too late to do it now.

I swear if Obama tries to bring those invaders over here, there's going to be a repeat of Lexington and Concord.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 03, 2015 11:51 PM (Xo1Rt)

Lexington b& concord on the east side, Midwest towns will get our own history. I've been raised to submit to the government. Removal,of my guns from my cold dead or yes fingers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (Omh3b)

67 I would be happy to boycott Qunity Tarantino's movies, except that I despise his movies so much that I've already sworn to avoid anything he's done for the rest of my life.

But, what about Jackie Brown? you ask. You are a dreadfully stupid prole with the taste of a moloch worshipping philistine.

Okay, but there's From Duck Till Dawn, that was good. It had Cheech Marin and George Clooney in it. Also, I saw it first run. It was stupid and terrible in every possible way.

Right, you say, but you still have to admit that Reservoir Dogs was good. No, because you are a silly dildo crammed up the ass of a retarded donkey being used as an explosive decoy for a submarine full of spastic baboons.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (k9qR4)

68 Stupid clueless Merkel, out of Nazi guilt, is creating new camps for the invaders who will then turn around and put native Germans into the camps once they break loose.

This is a tragedy.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (2x3L+)

69 I've been watching and then rematching a particular YouTube music video which features a pipe band. So I'm wondering what ever happened to Scotland the Brave?
How ever did Scotland the brave, regress to Scotland the limp-wristed, mewling nanny state?
Whatever happened to the Scotland of Highland Regiments in every former Commonwealth country and David Livingstone?
It puzzles me.
I'm not Scottish by the way, although I have been there and I have worn a kilt.
By the way I quite like watching pipe bands. I find there martial bearing and discipline and pride quite enjoyable.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (4rzL1)

70 Guinness Tweaks 256-Year-Old Recipe - to Appease Vegans

http://tinyurl.com/qygn5tl

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (vBeA5)

71 Well, Charlie, at least HIV isn't a death sentence anymore.

One pill a day.

Can you do that?

Posted by: eman at November 03, 2015 11:56 PM (MQEz6)

72 "English guy who makes tangential comments"


Do you like English pudding? What the Hell is that anyway?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:56 PM (zlKLQ)

73 Merkel identified a genuine problem: Germans aren't humping enough so their population is dwindling; saw a genuine crisis coming: their enormous welfare system cannot sustain the massive retirements on the way; and picked a completely batcrap suicidal solution.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 03, 2015 11:57 PM (39g3+)

74 "These are complicated bits of kit that the Soviets/Russians built. They
take talented and well trained professionals to maintain them, must less
use them in an operational environment."

I'm not alleging for one second that this is what happened, but there is a long history of repurposing old combloc arms in creative ways.

I never would have imagined that someone could take the turret off of an old Soviet tracked armored ZSU-23-4 and put it on a light wheeled truck and make it combat-effective, but this has been done.

In the same vein, consumer grade Western aero drones have been getting bigger and more capable practically by the day, and it's not going to be some massive intellectual feat to strap a MANPAD to one of them and lug the thing up to a previously unanticipated engagement altitude, and lie in wait.

I personally figure that the balance of the evidence suggests either an internal barometric bomb smuggled in while the jet was on the tarmac at the poorly policed airport, or an ineptly repaired previous tailstrike that failed the empennage structure. But let's not rule anything out, eh?

Posted by: torquewrench at November 03, 2015 11:57 PM (noWW6)

75 Duck Till Dawn. Was Daffy in that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 03, 2015 11:57 PM (FkBIv)

76 I swear if Obama tries to bring those invaders over here, there's going to be a repeat of Lexington and Concord.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That


Don't bother......they're here.

Obama loves us like a father.

A mean, sociopathic, wife-beating child - molesting father.

Why...so...Serious???

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at November 03, 2015 11:57 PM (+1T7c)

77 I think I recall a picture of Moochelle in Spain with Queen Letizia and Carla Bruni, then first lady of France. They had pictures of them walking up some steps, Letizia (princess at the time, IIRC) and Carla were looking hot, nice asses and legs displayed nicely, contrasted with Moochelle's fat ass, looking like Aunt Esther or somebody.

All of the media played it up as though Moochelle was some fashion queen holding her own if not showing up Carla and Letizia. How they could pretend that and hold a straight face, I do not know.

If you google "Michelle, Carla and Letizia" you can find the pictures.

It was a national embarrassment.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 03, 2015 11:58 PM (dvuhZ)

78 I wonder if maybe merkle has an obama problem similar to justice "its a tax" roberts...

Posted by: E.T. at November 03, 2015 11:58 PM (yq4gk)

79 "How ever did Scotland the brave, regress to Scotland the limp-wristed, mewling nanny state?"

The best of the Scots manhood who hadn't previously emigrated were burned up in futile nonsense in places like the Somme.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 03, 2015 11:59 PM (noWW6)

80 "This is a tragedy."

Yeah, I think Germany's socialistic system will crack soon. It was made for them. It's probably going to bust.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:59 PM (zlKLQ)

81 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (HalrA)

Crossbows (then) didn't have the range nor the striking power at that range.

Heavier bolt but shorter and less aerodynamic.

Very deadly at under 50 yds or from a castle wall aimed down/out.

And of course the Bowman is faster.

But it's true, the guys who won at Agincourt won by pulling knights off their horses using the falcon beak (similar to a pole axe) after their ill timed charge and then proceeded to gut and pound them to bits.

Special sized knives to go between the joints on the armor and into the helmet. Hammers to compress the Helmet into the skull and an Ice axe like hatchet like to do both.

Teams of two or three would go after a knight. And they were already organized like that. There were two assistants and the Bowman. The assistants would keep the arrows coming and they would move the shield that the bowman stood behind.

Bloody bloody fighting.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 03, 2015 11:59 PM (Xo1Rt)

82 Res Dogs and Pulp Fiction were okay, Jackie Brown was okay. After that, its been pretty downhill. Inglorious Basterds took a great concept and basically ruined it by going a totally bizarre direction and both the Kill Bill Movies were crappy anime knockoffs. I haven't seen Django and do not want to. Tarantino started believing his own hype.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:00 AM (39g3+)

83 69 I've been watching and then rematching a particular YouTube music video which features a pipe band. So I'm wondering what ever happened to Scotland the Brave?
How ever did Scotland the brave, regress to Scotland the limp-wristed, mewling nanny state?
Whatever happened to the Scotland of Highland Regiments in every former Commonwealth country and David Livingstone?
It puzzles me.
I'm not Scottish by the way, although I have been there and I have worn a kilt.
By the way I quite like watching pipe bands. I find there martial bearing and discipline and pride quite enjoyable.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at November 03, 2015 11:55 PM (4rzL1)




All the brave ones left to kick-ass in other countries.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

84 Do you like English pudding? What the Hell is that anyway?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:56 PM (zlKLQ)


it's like bubble and squeak, only different

Posted by: English guy who makes tangential comments at November 04, 2015 12:01 AM (8CdUx)

85
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees.
------------
Nice job combating the Global enwarmening by having Deustchland turn off all of it's nuclear power plants there toots.I 'm sure all the new germans won't add to yourelectricity crisis.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 04, 2015 12:01 AM (KlVdw)

86 The best of the Scots manhood who hadn't previously emigrated were burned up in futile nonsense in places like the Somme.

Yeah, two world wars took a continent that was on the verge of going stupid into full blown retard by killing off a huge percentage of the good men, leaving the weak, craven, and low-T losers to run the place.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:01 AM (39g3+)

87 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:52 PM (HalrA)

It's already being bandied around. I didn't think it up on my own.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:01 AM (Xo1Rt)

88 "I think I recall a picture of Moochelle in Spain with Queen Letizia and Carla Bruni, then first lady of France."

I have that picture.

Of the three women climbing the steps.

Photographed from behind.

In Mooch's case, a behind larger than the other two combined. By far.

It is seared -- seared!!! -- in my memory. The goggles do nothing!

I occasionally amuse myself with thoughts of how the American news media would have played this had it been anything other than a darling of the American left thus depicted.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:02 AM (noWW6)

89 @ 77.

If you google "Michelle, Carla and Letizia" you can find the pictures.



You drink enough wine youbcoukbputvwith most shit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 04, 2015 12:02 AM (vL/IL)

90 Germany pops....that's a big one. France is next. Britain/Scandinavia next.


Poland/Czech/Slovak/Russia have the next wall to build.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 12:02 AM (zlKLQ)

91 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 03, 2015 11:49 PM (HalrA)

Pope Innocent III

29. We prohibit under anathema that murderous art of crossbowmen and archers, which is hateful to God, to be employed against Christians and Catholics from now on.

This prohibition made more of an impact on Catholic France, than on Britain...

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (qh617)

92 Hat, would love to offer some Vegas advice, but would need to know what some of your interests are and in what capacity you are attending the show (if you are a buyer, plenty of vendors will have fun things for you to do, etc.)

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (3XSkD)

93 Torquewrench recently Amazon tested drone delivery in Arizona. Drone traveled five miles in five minutes to drop package.

Is that what you are talking about? They expect to deploy the system by 2017.

But to have the lift capacity for an SA-14, we are really talking about an airframe the size of the US Navy's drone helicopter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (L/cgw)

94 Agincourt - Napoleon

(just a poorly informed amateur here)

As I understand it, Napoleon brought 'maneuver' to the battlefield where the objective was to bring your most effective unit to bear on your enemies least effective.

Obviously you can go all the way back to the Greek with their formations and organized units, and the Romans, and I would expect there was an element of maneuver at Agincourt as the Knights attempted to break up the formations.

And Napoleon is credited with the beginnings of logistics.

The article above cites training, and for the weapons of the time, physical fitness.

In contrast, modern man relies on hellfire missiles and extensive training with computer systems. (Single point of failure, take away electricity and what's left.)

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (Aj6uV)

95 >>>> Whatever happened to the Scotland of Highland Regiments in every former Commonwealth country and David Livingstone?
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Northernlurker, no idea. I think they're welfare junkies beholden to England now. I like bagpipes and The Proclaimers. They have a song that uses the phrase "cap in hand" repeatedly. They have a self confidence problem it seems.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (2x3L+)

96 An alternative picture of Arnhem bridge:


http://tinyurl.com/ppugoyw

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (9mTYi)

97 Basically what 2 world wars did to Europe is like if the USA had a plague kill, mangle, or horrifically traumatize nearly all the red state men, leaving the onesie-wearing cocoa drinking "modern men" to run things.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:05 AM (39g3+)

98 All the brave ones left to kick-ass in other countries.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 12:00 AM (EzgxV)


Yup.... funny how Wars and Plagues changed the face of Europe...

Heck... the French Revolution may have never happened except that with the advent of the Rapier, and Dueling in France.... it is estimated that 30% of the French Aristocracy killed themselves off over a 100 year span...

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 04, 2015 12:06 AM (qh617)

99 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:06 AM (YJmuy)

100 Evening Blanco.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:07 AM (3XSkD)

101 >>>> Germany pops....that's a big one. France is next. Britain/Scandinavia next.
Poland/Czech/Slovak/Russia have the next wall to build.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 12:02 AM
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I can't disagree with any of this.
And we get to watch it all unfold in realtime and real life.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:07 AM (2x3L+)

102 Napoleon is credited with the beginnings of logistics.

Yeah, that and truly understanding artillery for the first time. It was kind of new, and he was an Artillery captain, so he knew the stuff well and figured out how to use it best. Wellington learned too, and he had more disciplined, more warlike troops...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:07 AM (39g3+)

103 Hey, MWNP. Same ol' or exciting things?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:08 AM (YJmuy)

104 Yeah, two world wars took a continent that was on the verge of going stupid into full blown retard by killing off a huge percentage of the good men, leaving the weak, craven, and low-T losers to run the place.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor
-------------------

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Tony Blair at November 04, 2015 12:08 AM (9mTYi)

105 okay, except that Boney was terrible at logistics: He liked to claim that an army could 'live off the land' even in a desert, and depended on stealing from locals wherever his army went


He is known for saying that 'an army marches / moves on it's stomach', but launched himself into the f*ckin' desert ( Cairo to Acre ) without enough Stuff and was lucky to survive.


Letters and diaries from Froggies are full of complaints about nearly starving, etc.

Posted by: English guy who makes tangential comments at November 04, 2015 12:08 AM (8CdUx)

106 Hey, MWNP. Same ol' or exciting things?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:08 AM (YJmuy)

*****

Pretty much cruise control here. You?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:09 AM (3XSkD)

107 The mass grave of Napoleon's lost army found in Vilnius

https://youtu.be/u9vBQ_j1L1I

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:11 AM (L/cgw)

108 He is known for saying that 'an army marches / moves on it's stomach', but launched himself into the f*ckin' desert ( Cairo to Acre ) without enough Stuff and was lucky to survive.


Letters and diaries from Froggies are full of complaints about nearly starving, etc.


Posted by: English guy who makes tangential comments at November 04, 2015 12:08 AM (8CdUx)


Yes, but in the later periods he had Berthier... who WAS actually good a logistics...

Plus Marshalls like Davout... who knew his stuff...

But also Marshalls like Ney.. the Bravest of the Brave, and Stupidest of the Stupid...

Pretty much a mixed bag...

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 04, 2015 12:11 AM (qh617)

109 >>> Do you like English pudding? What the Hell is that anyway?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 03, 2015 11:56 PM
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it's like bubble and squeak, only different
Posted by: English guy who makes tangential comments at November 04, 2015 12:01 AM (8CdUx)
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More like Spotted Dick.
You know English food is the all horrible when they have such bad names for their meals.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:11 AM (2x3L+)

110
Letters and diaries from Froggies are full of complaints about nearly starving, etc.


Yeah it didn't work nearly as well as planned or intended, but there were some big improvements in terms of the supply train and food. Canned foods, for example. It wasn't enough and the French military did pretty much butcher the landscape when they moved. They didn't take very good care of their horses, either. Supposedly the saddle sores were so bad you could smell their mounted units before you saw them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:11 AM (39g3+)

111 38 > Putting aside for the moment that "too complicated" issue, since these are Soviet era systems designed to be operated by less than crack troops,

No, that's not how the Red Army worked. Kit that required highly troops... GOT highly trained troops. Strategic Weapons, Air Defense and on. Who ever was left over... they were the infantry.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at November 04, 2015 12:11 AM (h53OH)

112 Arnhem Bridge: One GI with a Garand and the other with an umbrella? WTF?

Posted by: CMU VET at November 04, 2015 12:12 AM (ejB0r)

113 >> Nice job combating the Global enwarmening by having
>> Deustchland turn off all of it's nuclear power plants there

Merkel appears to have come completely unglued.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:12 AM (o+SC1)

114 What if it rained on the guy with the gun? be prepared.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:12 AM (39g3+)

115 Pretty much cruise control here. You?

Was working on a new job, everything was good until the final interview. Day two of ominous silence from them. Since headhunters are pretty much gutless and afraid to deliver bad news that pretty much means "No."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:13 AM (YJmuy)

116 "In contrast, modern man relies on hellfire missiles and extensive
training with computer systems. (Single point of failure, take away
electricity and what's left.)"

cough GPS constellation cough

I caught a brief squib article a few months ago -- I originally typed "squid article" -- in which it was mentioned that some USN units are now trying to train new recruits in classic sextant-based celestial navigation, precisely because they may lose the constellation due to Chinese ASAT birds.

Except, well, yes, you can navigate the big gray floaty thing to within a few dozen kilometers of where it has to be with a sextant. Not to within a second of time. Maybe not to within even a few hours of time. But navigating the small gray flying things to within a millisecond of time? Eh, not gonna happen.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:13 AM (noWW6)

117 >> Yes, but in the later periods he had Berthier... who WAS
>> actually good a logistics...

None of which could compensate for having Talleyrand outside the tent pissing in, rather than inside pissing out.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:14 AM (o+SC1)

118 The Houston Mayor's Proposition 1, to allow dong waggling in ladies restrooms, defeated 69-31

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at November 04, 2015 12:14 AM (hCdMd)

119 Looks like you got out of Europe just in time, Maet.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:14 AM (Xo1Rt)

120 > 39 What I think is funny about socialism is that nobody wants to admit to it. Nobody. They all run from the term, even the Danish, who are as socialistic as it gets in Europe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor

no no no. Socialism requires TWO things.
1 Central planning of the economy by political powers
and the
2 public provision of ordinary goods.

If you don't have *both* you don't have Socialism.

Denmark has a Welfare State with a capitalist economy.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at November 04, 2015 12:15 AM (h53OH)

121 Merkel appears to have come completely unglued.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:12 AM (o+SC1)

*****

It has to be more than just that. There has got to be some larger goal, however fcuked up that may be, involved here. None of this makes any sense outwardly at all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:16 AM (3XSkD)

122 "Wellington learned too, and he had more disciplined, more warlike troops"

What was it the Duke said?

"The scum of the earth, enlisted for drink."

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:16 AM (noWW6)

123 112...those are Brits....that's an Enfield..

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at November 04, 2015 12:16 AM (hCdMd)

124 By the way, my book Life Unworthy about a Werewolf being hunted by Nazis (and hunting them) is getting great reviews Please take a look and consider picking up a copy to help a brother out.

http://tinyurl.com/ov2erpu

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:16 AM (39g3+)

125 >>>> The Houston Mayor's Proposition 1, to allow dong waggling in ladies restrooms, defeated 69-31
Posted by: Mr. Wizard at November 04, 2015 12:14 AM
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Good news indeed. Wow, what a humiliating defeat for Anise Parker. Hope she enjoys every bit of it.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:17 AM (2x3L+)

126 Good ole Merkel. I remember, in daze of olde, that I thought she was okay. Wrong, Christy!

Ok. So she brings in, without firing a shot and only a rare razor fence here and there in the stupid EU (which was the beginning of the downfall of Europe), rivers of barbarians. These barbarians, mostly mooslem, will propagate like wahhabi wabbits on Cialis. Pausing from humping Swedish women and goats and their many wives, to bow to a rock on their smelly rugs. Replacing the bells of cathedrals with the whinnying call from minarets (which, I am told, are already popping up polluting the fields of Tuscany). bah. And the Sauds have already promised Germany 200 mosques. pfft.

Why, one would ask, are the Sauds not taking these poor refugees? Digressing again, you old bag, Christy. Where was I?

Oh, yes, Merkel. An-gel-a. Why? Does it not occur to your wee pea brain that, uh, these bazillion of barbarians, who are jobless and going to completely bankrupt Europe and then (per Christy financial theory) cause a global crash...oops, digressing again...these stinky Ahmeds and Mo's are going to require both shelter, food production and ENERGY to keep them warm. YOU, Angela, are causing a big huge carbon imprint, no? Think of all the energy of the trains, the secret trains I read about. The secret trains that you hide from the masses because these barbarians squat and poop and smear feces on windows. And they just plain stink, way, way worse than Europeans who shun deodorants.

Are you being blackmailed, Angela? I just cannot fathom what the hell you are thinking. Has Putin put that stuff in your water (the radioactive poison stuff, can't remember as, well, blonde)? Do they have photos of you having orgies? I mean, wut? When those poor Germans finally wake up I hope they goose-step you to a prison, feed you wormy gruel and sour milk, clothe you in discarded rags. I really, really do not like you anymore, for what you are doing to Austria and other countries who had no dog in this fight.

Well, my flying monkeys, I love you all. I really wish the ONT was at a normal hour for my beauty rest as I get stirred up. bah. I do love Maet, possibly the most. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 12:17 AM (eXl9F)

127 What if it rained on the guy with the gun? be prepared. Damn, you're right. I hadn't thought of that. Fog of war and all that. Cheerio.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 04, 2015 12:17 AM (ejB0r)

128 Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:13 AM (noWW6)

they have inertial systems for cross check and they can be very good. Don't know the reality though.

I've always thought that GPS while nice should not have been depended on. Especially since we no longer have our own launch capacity nor do we have a military presence in orbit.

Nor do we have anti missile systems to protect those GPS satellites.

sometimes the military can be so stupid it takes your breath away. It's like they never read history or Sun Tzu. Geez.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:18 AM (Xo1Rt)

129 "You know English food is the all horrible when they have such bad names for their meals."


They stopped and ended at "fish and chips." Isn't spotted dick a goose sausage?


And Clarkson is a bugger.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 12:18 AM (zlKLQ)

130 "The Houston Mayor's Proposition 1, to allow dong waggling in ladies restrooms, defeated 69-31"

One of the Texans in the Horde said that the most common question at the polling places was, "Where's the option here for not just 'No', but 'Hell No!!!'"

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:18 AM (noWW6)

131 Mississippi is still tabulating votes. All state wide offices were being voted on. But the screw-ball kicker is an amendment called 42/42A. And it was put on the ballot two different ways.

On one line the voter could vote NO to both. Yes to 42 and No to 42A. Or No to 42 and Yes to 42A.

Then on a separate line could cold for either 42 or 42A.

http://www.wapt.com/politics/2015-general-election-results-mississippi/36142664

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:18 AM (L/cgw)

132 some USN units are now trying to train new recruits in classic sextant-based celestial navigation

Saw that on the news the other day. FNC, I think.

http://tinyurl.com/nqlf7zb

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 04, 2015 12:19 AM (FkBIv)

133 Napoleon, the Draft, and Cannon Fodder.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 04, 2015 12:19 AM (NaeCR)

134 125 She'll get a job on MSNBC. Guaranteed. I'm shocked that Wendy Davis didn't but there is an upcoming NBC pilot loosely based on her. Fuck NBC.

Posted by: Naes at November 04, 2015 12:19 AM (Ypc8j)

135 Read the book The Lufthansa Heist on the flight home from Vegas. What a bunch of degenerate psycopaths. Reminded me of the Clinton crime family.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 04, 2015 12:20 AM (ucDmr)

136 Gotta say, though -- wouldn't have guessed that the most common cause for idle fluctuations on Hondas was coolant....
Posted by: cthulhu at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM

Very weird. And $50 for a frickking funnel!

You are a very handy dude tho, figured it out, which I doubt I would have. It prolly would have cost me more than the $50 funnel.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 12:20 AM (o/90i)

137 in which it was mentioned that some USN units are now trying to train new recruits in classic sextant-based celestial navigation, precisely because they may lose the constellation due to Chinese ASAT birds.
--------------------

Octant, most likely.
But that aside, does anyone know what aviators use for a horizon (at night, or clouds) when using such an instrument.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 12:21 AM (9mTYi)

138 some USN units are now trying to train new recruits in classic sextant-based celestial navigation

Should be required for anyone who has to be in any command navigation position. Just in case. Like learning morse.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:21 AM (39g3+)

139 121 Merkel appears to have come completely unglued.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:12 AM (o+SC1)

*****

It has to be more than just that. There has got to be some larger goal, however fcuked up that may be, involved here. None of this makes any sense outwardly at all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:16 AM (3XSkD)




Heard from Lagarde lately?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

140 "Arnhem Bridge: One GI with a Garand and the other with an umbrella? WTF?"

The suits always plan a bridge too far. They bet your ass on it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 12:21 AM (zlKLQ)

141 >> It has to be more than just that. There has got to be some
>> larger goal, however fcuked up that may be, involved here.
>> None of this makes any sense outwardly at all.

I recall a Car and Driver piece back in the '70s with a line about how American Porsche owners would react if they saw the 911 production line, where Turkish guest workers would lay on their backs on the floorpan kicking the sunroof frame into place.

If Merkel thinks she's importing Germany's Future Industrial Labor Force she's making the kind of deal with the devil that brought plantation slavery to the American South.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:22 AM (o+SC1)

142 I stand corrected. That's a bolt action rifle Ergo not a Garand.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 04, 2015 12:22 AM (ejB0r)

143 Read the book The Lufthansa Heist on the flight home from Vegas. What a bunch of degenerate psycopaths.

Yeah, I read the original book that Goodfellas is based on. They seem like such fun, charming guys in the film. But in real life; awful, awful people. They're gang bangers with nicer suits and less street attitude. Same perspective on life and money and everything though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:22 AM (39g3+)

144 RK, Lol! I limit myself to fish and chips and Shepeherds Pie with Engilsh food. All the rest:

* shrugs *

Who knows? Their candy is third world too. And for a bunch of pub dwellers, they have not produced any good beer as far as I can tell.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:22 AM (2x3L+)

145 Was Merkle always such an idiot and I never noticed or has she just gone insane?

Tarantino is an asshole but Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction were good movies.

Posted by: keena at November 04, 2015 12:23 AM (RiTnx)

146 I'm tired of the incrementalism. Let em go for the gun grab

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 04, 2015 12:23 AM (Omh3b)

147 "The Houston Mayor's Proposition 1, to allow dong waggling in ladies restrooms, defeated 69-31"

Megyn Kelly hardest hit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 04, 2015 12:23 AM (FkBIv)

148 There has got to be some larger goal, however fcuked up that may be, involved here.

I keep reading hints that Soros and guys like him are behind this huge immigration kick. Why, I really do not understand.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:23 AM (39g3+)

149 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:16 AM (39g3+)

You're my brother?

Where the fcuk were you when the bullies were beating my brains out in 4th grade?

I coulda used a little help back then you know.

Oh. Brother from another mother. Well I'll take a look. Ain't promising nothing you understand as I have had to resort to the library for my reading materials as I can't afford the prices of books theses days and I refuse to "buy" ebooks that I then don't even own. For a certain value of own.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:23 AM (Xo1Rt)

150 Arnhem was the British Para and Polish Para. Both landing atop an SS Panzer division. Maybe 3,000 Allied troops made it out of that meat grinder.

Nijmegen was captured by American airborne.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:24 AM (L/cgw)

151 Was working on a new job, everything was good until the final interview. Day two of ominous silence from them. Since headhunters are pretty much gutless and afraid to deliver bad news that pretty much means "No."
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:13 AM (YJmuy)

******

Sorry man. Been there and done that, to the point that I now consult and have opened a side/retirement type business.

Spent a lot of years at an incredible shrinking electronics company whose name rhymes with Bony. Saw the future about 4 years out. Still sucked.

What field are you in?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:24 AM (3XSkD)

152 I limit myself to fish and chips and Shepeherds Pie with Engilsh food.

Cornish Pasties are good too. And Bangers & Mash is tasty. But a lot of it is just awful. Plus, the English went full in on canned, pre-packaged prepared food after eating nothing but for years after the war.

And all their candy has aniseed in it. Black licorice. Awful stuff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:24 AM (39g3+)

153 There's a lot of money to be made during chaos and madness and even more after governments fall and martial law is declared.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:25 AM (Xo1Rt)

154 Anna Puma, what is the amendment for? If it does not have (D) on it I am sure many are more confused than you are.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 12:25 AM (eXl9F)

155 "I've always thought that GPS while nice should not have been depended
on. Especially since we no longer have our own launch capacity nor do we
have a military presence in orbit. Nor do we have anti missile systems to protect those GPS satellites."

I once talked with some people who were proposing to take the old Sprint/Safeguard antiballistic missile interceptor booster technology (with an absolutely insane acceleration rate off the ground) and put mini replacement GPS heads on them to be delivered to orbit.

As immediately available constellation replacement options. Pop-ups.

No, let's take 21st century American public high school grads who can barely handle basic arithmetic, and try to train them to do spherical trig with handheld sextants instead. That will surely work out for the best.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:25 AM (noWW6)

156 143: Yes, and not real smart either. Surprised it takes so long for them to be busted. Must have been the payoffs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 04, 2015 12:26 AM (ucDmr)

157 I keep reading hints that Soros and guys like him are behind this huge immigration kick. Why, I really do not understand.
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chaos. They think they can spook and stampede the herd. Crime, shootings, cop shootings, fear and panic, and then they can be the heroes who will make the world safe again, just do what we tell you to do.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 12:26 AM (Aj6uV)

158 "6 I'm tired of the incrementalism. Let em go for the gun grab"


Let's do it up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 12:26 AM (zlKLQ)

159 42 and 42A are supposed to 'provide adequate funding' for education. 42, if passed, would grant the state chancery courts the power to issue 'relief' if the Legislature fails to provide such funding. 42A strips out the judiciary provision.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:27 AM (L/cgw)

160 No, let's take 21st century American public high school grads who can barely handle basic arithmetic, and try to train them to do spherical trig with handheld sextants instead. That will surely work out for the best.

Hey, they used to take kids who had NO mathematical education and teach them that stuff in a year or two on ships sailing around the world fighting with cannons. Young people can learn.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:27 AM (39g3+)

161 some USN units are now trying to train new recruits in classic sextant-based celestial navigation
---------------

As an aside, I was visiting the bridge of a Norwegian ship, and was fortunate to find the captain there, enjoying a cup of coffee.

To my surprise, lining the back bulkhead of the bridge was a large rack of signal flags. I asked the captain if there was someone on board who actually knew how to use them. He assured me that the signal officer was perfectly capable of doing so.

Why is it that so many of these guys resemble Captain Smith of the Titanic? I swear, I think they try to look like him, or at least the few that I have run into look like him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 12:27 AM (9mTYi)

162 I keep reading hints that Soros and guys like him are behind this huge immigration kick. Why, I really do not understand.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:23 AM (39g3+)

They think they have pulled the ladder up and now are going to beat everybody else's ass down into the mud by flooding the land with voracious trash. It makes them feel good to rule in hell.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 04, 2015 12:27 AM (NaeCR)

163 >> Arnhem was the British Para and Polish Para. Both landing
>> atop an SS Panzer division. Maybe 3,000 Allied troops
>> made it out of that meat grinder.

Michael Caine was a great Brian Horrocks, but nothing was gonna get 30 Corps up that little road...

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:27 AM (o+SC1)

164 136 Gotta say, though -- wouldn't have guessed that the most common cause for idle fluctuations on Hondas was coolant....
Posted by: cthulhu at November 03, 2015 11:54 PM

Very weird. And $50 for a frickking funnel!

You are a very handy dude tho, figured it out, which I doubt I would have. It prolly would have cost me more than the $50 funnel.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 12:20 AM (o/90i)



I went through other videos before I felt confident with the diagnosis, but this is the one I used while I was working -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU .

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

165 Cornish Pasties are good too.

Is that what Cornish chicks wear?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 04, 2015 12:28 AM (FkBIv)

166 XXX Corps was fooking insane to stop their road march across that one road above the ponds and have afternoon tea.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:28 AM (L/cgw)

167 I don't think Soros is long for this world, when he'll find out that he's not really God after all. What he has to gain by sowing chaos and destruction I can't even guess at. He's like a Bond villain without a plan.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:29 AM (39g3+)

168 70 Guinness Tweaks 256-Year-Old Recipe - to Appease Vegans

http://tinyurl.com/qygn5tl



I like Murphy's anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 04, 2015 12:30 AM (syGA0)

169 "Arnhem was the British Para and Polish Para. Both landing atop an SS Panzer division."

Yep.

Just because the advanced air recon photo films show a shit-ton of German tanks parked right near the drop zone doesn't necessarily mean that the Jerries are kitted up and ready to fight. It'll be a cakewalk! See you in Berlin!

Those poor bloody airborne guys fought an absolutely magnificent battle against overwhelming odds in a situation where everyday common sense would never have sent them.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:30 AM (noWW6)

170 Arnhem was the British Para
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Explains the umbrella bumbershoot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 12:30 AM (9mTYi)

171 Heard from Lagarde lately?
Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

*******

I really don't understand this reference. Help a brother out?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:30 AM (3XSkD)

172 >>>Basically what 2 world wars did to Europe is like if
the USA had a plague kill, mangle, or horrifically traumatize nearly
all the red state men, leaving the onesie-wearing cocoa drinking "modern
men" to run things.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:05 AM (39g3+)<<<

In the land of the onesie-wearing cocoa drinking modern man, the pumpkin spice latte drinker is king.

Posted by: Shit Someone Once Said, Vol. XII at November 04, 2015 12:30 AM (REdlt)

173 Good evening, Horde! How's life among the gray boxes?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 04, 2015 12:31 AM (rJUlF)

174 >> XXX Corps was fooking insane to stop their road march
>> across that one road above the ponds and have afternoon tea.

For whatever reason, and for good or ill, the British have had few Napoleons.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:31 AM (o+SC1)

175 >>>>> And all their candy has aniseed in it. Black licorice. Awful stuff.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:24 AM (39g3+)
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Umm, I like black licorice though exclusively the American kind so I don't poison myself with high concentrations of magnesium or whatever it is. I like Ouzo too as a liquor. Black liquorice is good, you just have to be picky about what kind.

:-)

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:31 AM (2x3L+)

176 Oh thank god! Ohio rejected weed. Having happy laughing people around would have been a horrendous.

Posted by: OP at November 04, 2015 12:32 AM (TzeLs)

177 Well, looks like the Democrats ran the table for PA Supreme Court. 3 for 3, which shifts the balance of the court.

*opens another beer*

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

178 Licorice? The devil's candy? No thanks.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 04, 2015 12:33 AM (rJUlF)

179 For whatever reason, and for good or ill, the British have had few Napoleons.

Yes, well France had only one.

And he was Corsican anyway. Actually the best general of WWI was a French guy, but by the time WW2 came around he was behind the times :/

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:33 AM (39g3+)

180 @159. Well, Anna, that makes a lot of sense (not).

My wonderful husband wants me to go to bed. I just don't have the energy to tie him up tonight so he will leave me alone. He does not understand the ONT. Will this hold up as mental abuse in divorce proceedings? "Your honor, he would not let me talk to morons."

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 12:33 AM (eXl9F)

181 Maybe he meant LaFarge?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:34 AM (Xo1Rt)

182 "Well, looks like the Democrats ran the table for PA Supreme Court. 3 for 3, which shifts the balance of the court."

So, full reinstatement of Kathleen Kane next up, amirite?

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 12:34 AM (noWW6)

183 El DeBarge, the 80s funk singer?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:34 AM (39g3+)

184 >> Well, looks like the Democrats ran the table for PA
>> Supreme Court. 3 for 3, which shifts the balance of the court.

Were they beyond the Philly Margin Of Fraud?

That state's in deep shit until they get a voter ID law.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:35 AM (o+SC1)

185 Night, alll...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 12:35 AM (zlKLQ)

186 Christy: Tie him up anyway. I'll meet you out back.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 04, 2015 12:35 AM (ejB0r)

187 @171, she is that skinny old broad, friend of Baroque's, who controls, with Soros, the entire global economy.

She is sort of a meaner-looking Sebelius in a Chanel suit.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 12:35 AM (eXl9F)

188 Night RK

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 12:35 AM (9mTYi)

189 74
I personally figure that the balance of the evidence suggests either an internal barometric bomb smuggled in while the jet was on the tarmac at the poorly policed airport, or an ineptly repaired previous tailstrike that failed the empennage structure. But let's not rule anything out, eh?

Posted by: torquewrench at November 03, 2015 11:57 PM (noWW6)


That's pretty much what I said last night, except I'd put structural failure at #1.

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 12:36 AM (sdi6R)

190 Captain Whitebread, try the red kind instead of black so you don't get poisoned accidentally. Red Vines first. Then Twizzlers.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:36 AM (2x3L+)

191 I believe the GOP didn't run any candidates for a lot of the judgeships. Plus in PA when they vote for judges, they're voting to keep or not, It's not really what you think of as an election.

So they just kept what they had pretty much. but the they had no competition so what difference would it make.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:37 AM (Xo1Rt)

192 What we need is a Punisher type that goes after radical leftists who go too far.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:37 AM (39g3+)

193 In other election news, the whiny liberals in Austin are not getting a new court house. Haha.

Posted by: Lauren at November 04, 2015 12:37 AM (GZ6Pf)

194 184
Were they beyond the Philly Margin Of Fraud?

That state's in deep shit until they get a voter ID law.
Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:35 AM (o+SC1)


And with a Democrat Court, the chances of that range from Slim to None.

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

195 Hopefully when everything is counted, both will be voted down. Though it was a screwball ballot with that.

Sweet dreams Christy Blinky.

And with all this WWII talk, should get back to writing the Rome sequel to Golden Isis. Went back and added another player to the mix. Canaris is worrying about the Sudetenland and now a magical statue that the Gestapo is fapping over, so what will his agents do.

So please buy my book in the meantime.
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:38 AM (L/cgw)

196 Finished "Make Me" a new Reacher book, and Childs has his gun facts down. One scene has Reacher killing 3 bad guys in a living room using a Colt Python .357. The gun blasts cause temporary deafness.

True that. The .357 has a killer bang, and a very big muzzle flash.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at November 04, 2015 12:38 AM (fAMNc)

197 Elle, I'll consider it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 04, 2015 12:40 AM (rJUlF)

198 What field are you in?

Unix Admin.

Not a big deal, really. I got a gig and I'm doing OK.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:40 AM (YJmuy)

199 Canaris is worrying about the Sudetenland and now a magical statue that the Gestapo is fapping over, so what will his agents do.

He needs to meet the strange little Romanian Vladimir Czerny from my book

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:40 AM (39g3+)

200 Goodnight RK. Sweet Dreamies.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 12:40 AM (2x3L+)

201 Unix Admin.

Not a big deal, really. I got a gig and I'm doing OK.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 04, 2015 12:40 AM (YJmuy)

*****

Good to hear. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:41 AM (3XSkD)

202 >>>Finished "Make Me" a new Reacher book, and Childs
has his gun facts down. One scene has Reacher killing 3 bad guys in a
living room using a Colt Python .357. The gun blasts cause temporary
deafness.



True that. The .357 has a killer bang, and a very big muzzle flash.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at November 04, 2015 12:38 AM (fAMNc)<<<


That's why I always tell Cawwwwrl to cover his ears. No... wait, I don't do that. I'm actually a pretty shitty father.

Posted by: Rick Grimes at November 04, 2015 12:41 AM (REdlt)

203 That r/K political strategy in the sidebar that has Bill Whittle mumbling could be explained a lot easier.

It leads to a book you can only buy through paypal, though you might be able to get most of it by reading the guy's blog.

For 99 cents you can buy the book 'Wolf Hunters : Origins' on amazon and see some of the implications, at least as imagined by the author.

sequels substitute cannibals for zombies. and it's all about survival, wilderness or urban warfare.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 12:42 AM (Aj6uV)

204 The .357 has a killer bang, and a very big muzzle flash.

Yeah even with ear protection on the one I fired was really, really loud. I fired a 1911 without any earplugs or anything to test out what it was like. I heard sort of BA-- then EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:42 AM (39g3+)

205 That's why I always tell Cawwwwrl to cover his ears. No... wait, I don't do that. I'm actually a pretty shitty father.

I can't hear you!

No, seriously, I can't hear anything.

Posted by: Carl Grimes at November 04, 2015 12:44 AM (YJmuy)

206 Christopher Taylor, the story is going to be strange enough. With Nazi priests. Abwehr agents. Black shirted Italian fascists. The Swiss Guard. Average Italians. Along with two nuns playing keep away without knowing who to really trust. Still not sure if the Trevi fountain and the Sybil are going to make cameos.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:44 AM (L/cgw)

207 205

WHAT???

Posted by: Zombie Vincent Van Gogh at November 04, 2015 12:45 AM (rJUlF)

208 No, seriously, I can't hear anything.
Posted by: Carl Grimes
-------------------
Bwahahahahaha

Except....

I actually have lost almost all hearing in my right ear, and the left one isn't doing so well either. Too much exposure to loud noises. Pick one, any one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 12:46 AM (9mTYi)

209 From what I've heard, Nuns are pretty good at keeping away.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 12:46 AM (39g3+)

210 WHAT???

Posted by: Zombie Vincent Van Gogh


*blam*

Posted by: Carl Grimes at November 04, 2015 12:47 AM (YJmuy)

211 Unless her name is Zoot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:47 AM (L/cgw)

212 @SFGate 8m
#BREAKING: Vicki Hennessy beats Ross Mirkarimi in S.F. sheriff's race; go to http://SFGate.com for updates


No idea who she is but she has to be better than that corrupt slug Merkinami. Then again, San Fran-psycho...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 12:48 AM (rSTkb)

213 What is a KTS?

Posted by: bestie1 at November 04, 2015 12:50 AM (HUeC4)

214 It is strange about Frau Merkel, wasn't she warning about multiculturalism just a few years ago?

This is from 2010:

"Merkel says German multicultural society has failed"

http://tinyurl.com/mmedggv

Guess she figures that the only way the Germans can absolve themselves of the sins of the Second World War is by committing suicide.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 04, 2015 12:50 AM (wZ2hu)

215 @75 Duck Till Dawn. Was Daffy in that?
-------------------

Something about being jealous of a snake, I think...

Posted by: junior at November 04, 2015 12:50 AM (PVi+Q)

216 Phalanx, damn. I was blocked on that word.
I hate it when I can't recall the word I know and can't remember it.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 12:52 AM (Aj6uV)

217 Unless her name is Zoot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:47 AM (L/cgw)


Naughty, naughty Zoot!

Posted by: Dingo at November 04, 2015 12:54 AM (vBeA5)

218 Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 12:52 AM (Aj6uV)

Wait till you grow older.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 12:54 AM (Xo1Rt)

219 I know this is the ONT and always lots of fun, but I have to take issue with a 'quote of the day'.

"Chesterton puzzled over the riddle of "them that do not have the faith and will not have the fun." But perhaps Puritanism is
the faith. Perhaps the association of morality with self-denial - with
restrictions and prohibitions - has turned the act of self-righteously
purging oneself into an end in itself. It's what you do to show that you
are better than others, when there is no other remaining way in which
you can do that.
And since every good religion needs a devil, the WHO has chosen bacon. -- Robert Tracinski"

That's not it. It's how you prove to yourself you're better than you thought you were. "Others" don't enter into the thought process. Self denial of things you know are harmful to you (such as smoking, for example) has a positive effect on your self image.

Posted by: Kevin at November 04, 2015 12:55 AM (KLH0w)

220 144 RK, Lol! I limit myself to fish and chips and Shepeherds Pie with Engilsh food. All the rest:

* shrugs *

Who knows? Their candy is third world too. And for a bunch of pub dwellers, they have not produced any good beer as far as I can tell.



Maybe because I'm not fussy when it comes to food and drink, British food and beer didn't bother me. I was stationed there in the early 90s and ate alot of it. Drank lots of 'Bitter' too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 04, 2015 12:56 AM (syGA0)

221 Bevin at least claims that he's going to pass right to work legislation in Kentucky. I'm not sure I buy it but one can hope.

Posted by: Naes at November 04, 2015 12:56 AM (Ypc8j)

222 Father, Adopted Son Seek Right To Marry Each Other

http://tinyurl.com/orcakxs

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 12:58 AM (vBeA5)

223 @94 As I understand it, Napoleon brought 'maneuver' to the battlefield where the objective was to bring your most effective unit to bear on your enemies least effective.
-------------

There was some lead up.

The primary formation in the period immediately prior to the French Revolution was the line. Unfortunately, moving in a line is very difficult. You have to master things like wheeling in order to move in a different direction and stay in a line. During the early period of the French Revolution, the new government of France purged all of the old officers (they couldn't be trusted, after all...). And when some of the other European nations invaded, the French army received a large influx of patriotic recruits, who had absolutely no training in battlefield maneuvers, and no officers who knew how to quickly train them properly. So the French officers organized their men into big "combat columns" (not to be confused with "march column"), and sent them at the enemy formations. The result was a formation that, while not as effective at close range, was much more wieldy and easy to maneuver in. And it was much safer to get close to the enemy in that formation than it was to get close to the enemy in march column. So the French adopted the new formation. And when Napoleon finally came to power, he had a new combat maneuver tool at his disposal that made it easier to get troops from point A to point B on the battlefield.

Posted by: junior at November 04, 2015 12:58 AM (PVi+Q)

224 91---This prohibition made more of an impact on Catholic France, than on Britain...
Posted by: BB Wolf at November 04, 2015 12:03 AM (qh617)
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Well, no. Britain was every bit as Catholic as France in the 15th century. And Innocent III's injunction (13th cent.) was mainly against the crossbow.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 04, 2015 12:59 AM (JfN61)

225 Father, Adopted Son Seek Right To Marry Each Other
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Well, sure. Because, Constitutional Right. Really, it's right there.

Posted by: John Roberts at November 04, 2015 12:59 AM (9mTYi)

226 @105 okay, except that Boney was terrible at logistics: He liked to claim that an army could 'live off the land' even in a desert, and depended on stealing from locals wherever his army went
----------------------

This is ultimately what screwed him over in Russia. When Napoleon finally abandoned Moscow, the Russians forced his army to travel back to France on the same path that they'd taken on the way in. So the army was forced to travel over ground that they'd already picked clean just a few months earlier.

Posted by: junior at November 04, 2015 01:01 AM (PVi+Q)

227 Good night, Horde. You all can have my share of the licorice.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 04, 2015 01:01 AM (rJUlF)

228 Well, the puritans (and others) I think believed that this world was not "our" world. Just a preparation for the world to come. (heaven) We were not here to have fun or enjoy ourselves but to rigorously apply ourselves to the study and worship of God. This world belonged to the Devil and everything in it belongs to the Devil and getting entangled in this world would possibly prevent one from being accepted into heaven.

Worse you could fall and be damned to Hell.

At least that's my understanding of what little I read about Puritanism.

I know many christian sects have similar beliefs just perhaps not quite so extreme.

I personally hold that this IS Hell and the Devil reigns here. Our purpose is to keep ourselves forgiven and as pure as possible so we will be able to leave and to try to teach others where they are and they can leave also if they believe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:01 AM (Xo1Rt)

229 179: Wasn't that the French General that, after WW1, predicted that Europe would be in another war in 20 years?

He was off by a week I believe.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 04, 2015 01:03 AM (syGA0)

230 Phalanx, damn. I was blocked on that word.
I hate it when I can't recall the word I know and can't remember it.
Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 12:52 AM

LOL I'm recently blocked on people's names.

I've just turned 60, I'm having another beer and blaming it on aging.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 01:04 AM (o/90i)

231 Father, Adopted Son Seek Right To Marry Each Other

Next stop, the WNBA.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 04, 2015 01:05 AM (FkBIv)

232 LOL I'm recently blocked on people's names.
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The same here.

As my BIL says, "My memory is fine, it's my recollection that isn't doing so well."

Which is to say, the name, or whatever, turns up sooner or later, but mostly later.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 01:07 AM (9mTYi)

233 Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 12:58 AM (vBeA5)

Eh, misleading title IMO

Posted by: thathalfrican at November 04, 2015 01:07 AM (R5HRU)

234 This time we're not pulling their chestnuts out of the fire.

Europe I mean. We'll supply them what we can materiel wise but they'll have to do all the fighting.

That's if they actually can make the decision to fight and don't just collapse, convert or pay the Jizzya.

I can see them accepting dhimmitude. Especially if the political types get to keep their jobs.

It's how Islam has spread for centuries.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

235 @174 For whatever reason, and for good or ill, the British have had few Napoleons.
----------------------------

Didn't stop Monty from dreaming...

Posted by: junior at November 04, 2015 01:07 AM (PVi+Q)

236 That r/K article in the sidebar is fascinating. Somebody posted about that here before; I don't remember whether it was Ace or a cob.

It's very clear that today's society is r-selected. Many people behave as though they take infinite resources for granted, such as government subsidies, welfare, or EBT cards. But that's not going to last forever.

The Burning Times will strongly favor the K-type.

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 01:07 AM (sdi6R)

237 I personally hold that this IS Hell and the Devil
reigns here. Our purpose is to keep ourselves forgiven and as pure as
possible so we will be able to leave and to try to teach others where
they are and they can leave also if they believe.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:01 AM (Xo1Rt)


The old Gnostics held a similar belief, but went a lot further in positing that the God most people knew was an evil imposter they called the Demiurge, and that only the secret knowledge of the enlightened few could save you and reunite you with the One. They held individualism to be flawed and a postulated collective to be greater. In many ways, they were the forerunners of the modern Progs. I'd go as far as to say that the biggest difference is that they think they can abolish individualism and have their perfect little ant mound in this life...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 04, 2015 01:08 AM (J+mig)

238 I've always wondered how we can know we know something but not remember it?

That's so weird.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:09 AM (Xo1Rt)

239 Well, the puritans (and others) I think believed that this world was not "our" world. Just a preparation for the world to come. (heaven) We were not here to have fun or enjoy ourselves but to rigorously apply ourselves to the study and worship of God. This world belonged to the Devil and everything in it belongs to the Devil and getting entangled in this world would possibly prevent one from being accepted into heaven.

Not exactly. most puritans were Calvinistic, so they weren't worried about failing to earn their way into heaven. They were worried that the world is full of snares and sins and temptation that you have to be careful to avoid, while working in the world. But they took it a bit further by defining anything frivolous, excessively pleasing, or commonly enjoyed by others in the world as dangerous and wise to avoid - to the point of making rules that you should not participate.

They weren't the killjoy no-fun misery factory that their enemies portrayed them as, but they were really strict about how to behave and what not to do.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 01:10 AM (39g3+)

240 @211 Unless her name is Zoot.
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Don't tell me... she lit the grail-shaped beacon AGAIN!?

Posted by: junior at November 04, 2015 01:11 AM (PVi+Q)

241 In rural Indiana there were some sects that would not allow dancing and other stuff. Not amish but similar.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:12 AM (Xo1Rt)

242 Father, Adopted Son Seek Right To Marry Each Other
http://tinyurl.com/orcakxs
Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 12:58 AM

And thank you for pointing out the continual insanity that surrounds us. Be well Mr. Hat.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 01:14 AM (o/90i)

243 Trey Gowdy is retiring in 2016

http://washex.am/1SmYDVS

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 01:15 AM (vBeA5)

244 Until about the 1970s it wasn't uncommon to find more conservative Christian groups that were at least very leery about dancing, movies, and playing cards. The problem wasn't being cautious in these areas, but the laws they invented to stop it, because they were not Biblical and weren't very useful in controlling young people.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 01:16 AM (39g3+)

245 1. Jews do not recognize the Divinity of Christ.

2. Episcopalians do not recognize the Primacy of the Pope.

3. Baptists do not recognize one another in a liquor store.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 04, 2015 01:18 AM (McRlu)

246 141 >> It has to be more than just that. There has got to be some
>> larger goal, however fcuked up that may be, involved here.
>> None of this makes any sense outwardly at all.

I recall a Car and Driver piece back in the '70s with a line about how American Porsche owners would react if they saw the 911 production line, where Turkish guest workers would lay on their backs on the floorpan kicking the sunroof frame into place.

If Merkel thinks she's importing Germany's Future Industrial Labor Force she's making the kind of deal with the devil that brought plantation slavery to the American South.

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 12:22 AM (o+SC1)



An interesting wrinkle on this is that one institution that brought such massive slavery to the American South.....was largely the American North divesting themselves of slaves before outlawing the practice. This is amusingly referenced here by a guy I wouldn't trust with a burnt match -- http://www.theroot.com/articles /history/2013/01/2nd_middle_passage_slaves_werent_ just_forced_across_the_atlantic.html -- which is reasonably accurate except when he says "relocated from the upper South to the lower South", he's referring to places like Connecticut and Pennsylvania as the "upper South".



The fact is, all of the original colonies held slaves, and all the colonies/states that outlawed slavery first bailed-out slaveowners by allowing them to sell their slaves elsewhere.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

247 166 XXX Corps was fooking insane to stop their road march across that one road above the ponds and have afternoon tea.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:28 AM (L/cgw)


Actually this scene is unfair to XXX Corps even if it did reflect the views of the American paratroopers. At that point XXX corps had outrun their support troops and fuel supply and night was approaching so it made sense for them to hold up until their support caught up and they had daylight again. Plus I believe they also had orders telling them to do exactly this.

Posted by: Maetenloch at November 04, 2015 01:20 AM (pAlYe)

248 I've always wondered how we can know we know something but not remember it?

That's so weird.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
--------------------

Well, 'know' is an important word there. There is all kinds of stuff stored in the microbiology of the brain. It doesn't last forever, cells age, or are lost to disease.

The mechanism(s) that allow recall are part and parcel of the whole deal. They age also, and begin to fail. Sometimes, of course, old 'forgotten' memories seem to resurface on account of the brain's circuits kind of re-wiring, or short-circuiting themselves.

I recall that one researcher made the comment that neural network simulators were similar to brains, in that if you cut one open, and looked inside, what you find is a lot of goo.

Having fussed with some neural networks in trying to deal with non-linear control systems, I have to agree.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 01:21 AM (9mTYi)

249 What the hell?

Feminist Rap - Feminist Power Awards 2015

http://tinyurl.com/nqx76wr

This is as cringe-worthy as Christian "rock" music.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 04, 2015 01:23 AM (wZ2hu)

250 How ever did Scotland the brave, regress to Scotland the limp-wristed, mewling nanny state?
Whatever happened to the Scotland of Highland Regiments in every former Commonwealth country and David Livingstone?
It puzzles me.
I'm not Scottish by the way, although I have been there and I have worn a kilt.
By the way I quite like watching pipe bands. I find there martial bearing and discipline and pride quite enjoyable.


I read something one time, I think it was by the author Clive Cussler, he said his grandfather had fought for the Germans in World War I. He said his grandfather said that they weren't much impressed with the French, the British fought with bulldog intensity, the Americans were hellacious fighters, but when they heard bagpipes on the other side of no man's land, they knew that most of them were coming home that day.

Not sure that would hold today.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 04, 2015 01:24 AM (7PWSU)

251
It is strange about Frau Merkel, wasn't she warning about multiculturalism just a few years ago?

This is from 2010:

"Merkel says German multicultural society has failed"

http://tinyurl.com/mmedggv

Guess she figures that the only way the Germans can absolve themselves of the sins of the Second World War is by committing suicide.
Posted by: Thrawn at November 04, 2015 12:50 AM (wZ2hu)

-----------
By importing a metric ass-load of muslims, Germany won't have to worry about the bane of multiculturalism for long.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 04, 2015 01:24 AM (KlVdw)

252 Conway's concession speach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzSx37nToMY

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 01:24 AM (vBeA5)

253 I've always wondered how we can know we know something but not remember it?
That's so weird.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:09 AM

Tis.

I have memories pop up from yrs ago but sometimes couldn't you tell what I had for lunch yesterday.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 01:24 AM (o/90i)

254 Trey Gowdy is retiring in 2016
--------------------------

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh.

*prays for an R administration luring him to a cabinet spot*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 01:24 AM (9mTYi)

255 Posted by: Jim at November 04, 2015 01:18 AM (McRlu)

You know how to keep a baptist from drinking all your beer when you go fishing?



Bring another Baptist.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:25 AM (Xo1Rt)

256 244 Until about the 1970s it wasn't uncommon to find more conservative Christian groups that were at least very leery about dancing, movies, and playing cards. The problem wasn't being cautious in these areas, but the laws they invented to stop it, because they were not Biblical and weren't very useful in controlling young people.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 04, 2015 01:16 AM (39g3+)

Some groups held out into the 80s, like the American Family Association, and some even fringier groups that saw De Debbil in absolutely frickin' everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 01:25 AM (kpqmD)

257 Some groups held out into the 80s, like the American Family Association, and some even fringier groups that saw De Debbil in absolutely frickin' everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 01:25 AM (kpqmD)


They are even opposed to sex standing up, because it might lead to dancing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 01:27 AM (0yhH4)

258 Feminist Rap - Feminist Power Awards 2015

http://tinyurl.com/nqx76wr

This is as cringe-worthy as Christian "rock" music.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 04, 2015 01:23 AM (wZ2hu)


Could be worse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79wrXi_5WSw

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 01:27 AM (vBeA5)

259 Cthulhu, my 94 Honda has some problems like that, and I've cleaned the IACV etc to try and take care of it. Factory Service Manual says to replace the IACV, but at almost $200 for aftermarket, I'm not going to just throw it at the problem and hope it works.

Now, that said, I haven't spent the time to fully bleed the system probably, and with it needing a coolant change anyway, I've been putting it off.

BUT, heres the deal, you don't need a $50 funnel to bleed the system. If this last round didn't fix it, try this:

Park the car on an incline, or ramps, or jack the car up and put on stands. (front needs to be a foot or so higher is all)

Open the cap (when cool!) start the car

Run for 2 cycles of the fan, THEN keep going until all the bubbles stop appearing..

Top off the overflow bottle and cap it off. Keep checking the bottle and replace coolant as needed.

Thats what I tried to do, so if this next time doesn't do it, I have to get a new IACV.

Good luck!

Posted by: JarvisW at November 04, 2015 01:28 AM (3+E+K)

260 257 Some groups held out into the 80s, like the American Family Association, and some even fringier groups that saw De Debbil in absolutely frickin' everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 01:25 AM (kpqmD)


They are even opposed to sex standing up, because it might lead to dancing.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 01:27 AM (0yhH4)

Classic Baptist joke, that one.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 01:28 AM (kpqmD)

261 Feminist Rap - Feminist Power Awards 2015

http://tinyurl.com/nqx76wr

This is as cringe-worthy as Christian "rock" music.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 04, 2015 01:23 AM (wZ2hu)


Sadly, this idiocy is par for the course...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/q8fsr63

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 01:28 AM (vBeA5)

262 >>>Trey Gowdy is retiring in 2016



http://washex.am/1SmYDVS

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 01:15 AM (vBeA5)<<<

Now who will get to the bottom of all the important corruption investigations, and bring the perpetrators to justice?

Posted by: bwahahahahahahahaha... yeah, just kidding at November 04, 2015 01:29 AM (REdlt)

263 171 Heard from Lagarde lately?
Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

*******

I really don't understand this reference. Help a brother out?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 12:30 AM (3XSkD)




All the major international institutions (UN, World Bank, IMF, etc.) are chock-full of internationalist anti-statists [duh!]. The IMF is supposed to be harmonizing international trade by setting the value of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_drawing_rights -- and if your ears don't start perking up after reading that, how 'bout learning that there was recently a coup at the IMF where https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Lagarde -- who is, get this, from Chicago -- took the mantle from a French socialist.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

264 well, I hate to throw cold water on CDR Salamanders insistence that it was impossible for the sov airliner to be brought low by a big sov sam, but he is overlooking a very obvious possibility. While it is not within daesh's capability to do so, the indonesians could very well have flown in some sov sams on their "missing" airliner, set 'em up fired a salvo and scooted back out. If not sams then it is as likely they strapped a couple of heat seeking atolls to the same "missing" airliner, snuck into the baffles of some emirates 380, and done the same.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 04, 2015 01:31 AM (vb33c)

265 I am back! Typing soft kitty as he snores. Do not write anything funny as I might snort and wake the bear.

Have y'all heard of Epsoms Cream? Like Epsoms salt old ladies soak their feets in (why I am not sure). Anyway, this summer with my stupid injured Hobbit foot, which totally hobbled me from driving and normal boring life, I tried the lotion and have pronounced it having magical anti-inflammatory powers. Mg Citrate. Ok! Perhaps keeps foot from having constipation or something. At any rate, I think it works, therefore it does. Am not givng beloved husband a backrub with it and it seems to make him more doscile and he goes to sleep rapidly. He does not appear to be pooping his brains out so guess have not overdosed. yet.

I still have to go read Maet's content. Especially the Sheen rumors.

I have an idea for our own illegal crisis: ship them to Germany on secret planes and ships! Tell them of the free life there. I mean, if Angela is going to screw up the world she might as well help us in the process. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Beat them at their own game. I just want her tarred and feathered and goose-stepping to the prison or rattling down cobblestones in an old wooden mule cart. Something. Does she have a clue of the mess she has created? Or is she as narcissistic as Le Barurp? Too many questions. Too little time. Sleepy. Soft kitty. night.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 01:31 AM (eXl9F)

266 cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:30 AM

and Obama's secret trade deal that no one knows what is in it.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 01:31 AM (Aj6uV)

267 CES - rent a Motor home, boondock nearby

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 01:32 AM (ztOda)

268 I know someone who knows the "Professor". Says she's always agitating for one thing or the other and tries to muscle her way around to get her way.

She wants to take the Radio/TV/Film dept under Journalism for some reason (more power I guess) and until this happened, might have got her way..

They change presidents there more than freshman change sheets, so she will prob survive this, and get her way eventually.

Posted by: JarvisW at November 04, 2015 01:33 AM (3+E+K)

269 Trey Gowdy should look into an absolutely fabulous job as a Stage Manager for Broadway plays.

Given his experience in Government Theatre, he's a natural.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 04, 2015 01:34 AM (McRlu)

270 There's dancing in the streets of San Francisco tonight as the disastrous, illegal-immigrant-coddling, murderer-freeing, wife-beating, not-so-crypto-communist only-took-the-job-to-destroy-it-from-within worst-sheriff-ever Roos Mirkarimi LOST his re-election bid for Sheriff of San Francisco in a landslide to some chick no one's ever heard of:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hennessy-leads-Mirkarimi-in-S-F-sheriff-race-6609175.php

He was so noxious, even the liberals hated him.

Good riddance. Cue up Martha and the Vandellas!

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 01:34 AM (jBuUi)

271 "And for a bunch of pub dwellers, they have not produced any good beer as far as I can tell."

The current American beer brewing economy would not be what it is today were it not for the 1970s British CAMRA, the Campaign For Real Ale, which went transatlantic and broke the grip of the big corporate pisswater lager brewers here in the States. Amazing but true.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 01:34 AM (noWW6)

272 Roos = Ross

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 01:35 AM (jBuUi)

273 Mirkarimi the unarmed sheriff LOST?

Another shot of whiskey...

Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 01:36 AM (o+SC1)

274 Good riddance. Cue up Martha and the Vandellas!
Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 01:34 AM
\


Zombie, wouldn't that be the Grateful Deads version, in San Fran?

Posted by: JarvisW at November 04, 2015 01:36 AM (3+E+K)

275 The fact is, all of the original colonies held slaves, and all the colonies/states that outlawed slavery first bailed-out slaveowners by allowing them to sell their slaves elsewhere.
Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:19 AM

Well there is also the fact that the US didn't invent the idea of slavery, but we are the guilty ones today? Such BS.

And where is the hallowed UN today on slavery that still exists? Silent.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 01:37 AM (o/90i)

276 259 Cthulhu, my 94 Honda has some problems like that, and I've cleaned the IACV etc to try and take care of it. Factory Service Manual says to replace the IACV, but at almost $200 for aftermarket, I'm not going to just throw it at the problem and hope it works.

Now, that said, I haven't spent the time to fully bleed the system probably, and with it needing a coolant change anyway, I've been putting it off.

BUT, heres the deal, you don't need a $50 funnel to bleed the system. If this last round didn't fix it, try this:

Park the car on an incline, or ramps, or jack the car up and put on stands. (front needs to be a foot or so higher is all)

Open the cap (when cool!) start the car

Run for 2 cycles of the fan, THEN keep going until all the bubbles stop appearing..

Top off the overflow bottle and cap it off. Keep checking the bottle and replace coolant as needed.

Thats what I tried to do, so if this next time doesn't do it, I have to get a new IACV.

Good luck!

Posted by: JarvisW at November 04, 2015 01:28 AM (3+E+K)




This sounds good -- but the car seems to be fixed, and I now own the fancy funnel.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

277 76 I swear if Obama tries to bring those invaders over here, there's going to be a repeat of Lexington and Concord.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That


Don't bother......they're here.

Obama loves us like a father.

A mean, sociopathic, wife-beating child - molesting father.

Why...so...Serious???


Islam. And yes, I preemptively denounce myself. It's taqiyya. Every other mainstream religion couches its followers to strive to live honest, upstanding lives. Islam demands of its followers that they lie until they are in a position to subjugate.

I know quite a few Muslims. All of them seem to be fairly normal, given the cultural differences. I like them. Most of them are small business owner types and we seem to share many values. From all outward appearances they are "secular Muslims" who are just living their American Dream. Many of them own liquor stores. My intellect tries to tell me that I have nothing to fear from them, and my gut agrees, and I bet that's true of most of them ( in the current power structure) but....


But....


Their religion tells them to pretend to be exactly that until they don't have to be anymore. There are numerous stories from communities that had Christian and Muslim populations living in peace for generations, until a radical Muslim invader took over, whereupon the long-standing Muslim members of the community turned on their Christian neighbors. How do you live with that? How do you trust that, and trust is the basis for any society or community?

The answer, of course, is to be so strong that radical Islam has no chance of taking over, but we're moving in the opposite direction. So where does that leave us?

I don't know the answer to this problem.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 04, 2015 01:41 AM (7PWSU)

278 266 cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:30 AM

and Obama's secret trade deal that no one knows what is in it.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 01:31 AM (Aj6uV)



Which one?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

279 Cthulhu.......

Well, you can always use the funnel at the next keg party, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


and with that, y'all....... I'm off to the snoozer.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim at November 04, 2015 01:42 AM (McRlu)

280 273 Mirkarimi the unarmed sheriff LOST?

Another shot of whiskey...
Posted by: JEM


Mirkarimi had about 7 major scandals dogging him, but one of the minor ones was pretty comical:

As Sheriff, he was required by law to pass an annual marksmanship test. Problem is, as a dyed-in-the-wool gun-hating progressive, he had never fired a gun in his life. So he installed a crony at the gun range to cheat on Mirkarimi's marksmanship tests for him and file false reports. Everyone knew he was cheating, but since he was the boss, no one could stop him.

Then his enemies in City Hall managed to pull some strings and get his crony replaced just hours before his most recent test, and when Mirkarimi showed up at the range, he was shocked to see an actual gun-range instructor waiting to score him.

Needless too say, he failed the test, spectacularly.

Which, technically speaking, disqualified him from the Sheriff's office.

Luckily for him, he lost the election before the issue could be pursued.

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 01:42 AM (jBuUi)

281 Well there is also the fact that the US didn't invent the idea of slavery, but we are the guilty ones today? Such BS.

And where is the hallowed UN today on slavery that still exists? Silent.

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 01:37 AM (o/90i)


The Politically Incorrect History of the African Slave Trade

http://preview.tinyurl.com/q6gpps8

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 01:43 AM (vBeA5)

282 cool, and use for future reference, or when you change coolant etc..

Also, Honda-tech com is a pretty good place if you ever run into problems. great Tech sections and simi local buy/sell/trade areas.

Posted by: JarvisW at November 04, 2015 01:43 AM (3+E+K)

283 273 Mirkarimi the unarmed sheriff LOST?

Another shot of whiskey...
Posted by: JEM at November 04, 2015 01:36 AM (o+SC1)

From what I've read he was a consummate fuckup, so good riddance.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 01:44 AM (kpqmD)

284 "Actually this scene is unfair to XXX Corps even if it did reflect the
views of the American paratroopers. At that point XXX corps had outrun
their support troops and fuel supply and night was approaching so it
made sense for them to hold up until their support caught up and they
had daylight again. Plus I believe they also had orders telling them to
do exactly this."

Been a while, but...

As I recall, one of the great failures to advance was not during Market-Garden, but during the prelude to same, when an entire German division was spread out along a precarious narrow peninsula only a short march north of where a substantial British army had arrived and dug in. With no reserves available to the German commander to secure the foot of the peninsula to cover a fighting retreat.

Half a day's movement against no resistance would have removed the escape route (leaving the marooned German units vulnerable to air, land and sea assault all at once). Simple enough decision, yes? No. It wasn't taken. All of the German forces escaped and remained effective.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 01:44 AM (noWW6)

285 This sounds good -- but the car seems to be fixed, and I now own the fancy funnel.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:38 AM (EzgxV)


What does this phabulous phifty dollar phunnel look like?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 01:44 AM (0yhH4)

286 The answer, of course, is to be so strong that radical Islam has no chance of taking over, but we're moving in the opposite direction. So where does that leave us?

Boned.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 01:46 AM (kpqmD)

287 cthulhu

That Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) I think it was called...let me check...yep that's the one I was thinking about.

Not much news about it lately. I wonder what happened?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 01:46 AM (Aj6uV)

288 Congrats, zombie, I hope his riddance makes your life better somehow.

Sigh. I don't get the Martha and Vendells reference. I always feel stupid here. I thought it was a Van Halen reference.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 01:48 AM (2x3L+)

289 247 166 XXX Corps was fooking insane to stop their road march across that one road above the ponds and have afternoon tea.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 12:28 AM (L/cgw)

Actually this scene is unfair to XXX Corps even if it did reflect the views of the American paratroopers. At that point XXX corps had outrun their support troops and fuel supply and night was approaching so it made sense for them to hold up until their support caught up and they had daylight again. Plus I believe they also had orders telling them to do exactly this.
Posted by: Maetenloch


Airborne troops are supposed to outrun their support ...

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 01:49 AM (ztOda)

290 "Mirkarimi had about 7 major scandals dogging him"

One of which was wife-beating, and that one broke BEFORE the time that Smirk successfully stood for the SF Sheriff's post.

Scum Scamfrisco's liberals elected him regardless.

Wimmenz's rights eleventy!

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 01:49 AM (noWW6)

291 285 This sounds good -- but the car seems to be fixed, and I now own the fancy funnel.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:38 AM (EzgxV)


What does this phabulous phifty dollar phunnel look like?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 01:44 AM (0yhH4)



It's in the video I linked earlier. To be fair, however, it does come with a bunch of random plumbing I'll never use.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

292 I don't think it is Sheen. Too obvious.

Re: cake issue. Maybe i missed the point but if I don't want cake deal with it. I might suspect the person has a cold, and I am a germaphobe. I might know this person has cats who she lets lick the frosting off the spoon as she takes instangrams (which are lame, bite moi). I might know that she uses salmonella flavored eggs. I might know she is Mrs. Magoo and can't see to wash the bowls, and thinks the salt is sugar in the recipe. There are plenty of reasons not to eat cake. I also have not figured out how to eat that plasticky fancy frosting on couture wedding cakes: flambont or flam something...think. whatever.Oh! Fondant. Looks like modeling clay (recipe has sugar, butter, vanilla and stuff, but I ate clay in kindergarten. And that really great paste (when no one was looking). So would pick the clay icing off the cake, thank you.

Husband just said he knows I am awake and typing. bah. Life has no meaning. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 01:50 AM (eXl9F)

293
always late to these lately - BTW Maet yet another meaty ONT, well done.

So short takes.

Navigation - thought I read that non-GPS navigation (er, actual navigation) was still being taught at Annapolis. Also, certain that I heard the XO of a new Navy ship tell me three years ago that there is a regular interval (forgot how long) at which the relevant bridge personnel are required to navigate without GPS (monthly?).

Merkel - some mystery, some prior signs of trouble. The nuke plant shutdown ("Atomkraft? Nein, danke") was, in a sea of competitive offerings, one of the more stunningly idiotic things done by First World countries in recent years. Then there was/is the pretty pathetically mismanaged Greek and general EU finance situation.

To this I would add that the endangered intelligent minority has got to start dealing with the fact that, as ace jokes, our "elites" are far from it. We now have, and in Europe for some time have had, people of very limited ability "leading" governments. Everyone ties themselves in LaRouchean knots trying to figure out the 13th dimensional chess reason for some idiotic policy. Save yourselves the trouble. These people - and many of their citizens - when it comes to public policy, are just s*t*u*p*i*d.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 04, 2015 01:51 AM (QDnY+)

294 There are women in San Francisco?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 04, 2015 01:52 AM (GzDYP)

295 277
Their religion tells them to pretend to be exactly that until they don't have to be anymore. There are numerous stories from communities that had Christian and Muslim populations living in peace for generations, until a radical Muslim invader took over, whereupon the long-standing Muslim members of the community turned on their Christian neighbors.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 04, 2015 01:41 AM (7PWSU)



No, it's simply the percentage of Muslims in the population.

When they are a tiny minority, they say that they just want to be left alone to practice their religion in peace.

As their numbers grow, they start making demands on the majority, such as prayer rooms in schools, footbaths in public restrooms, or Muslim cabdrivers being able to refuse service to passengers carrying alcohol, etc. They begin using lawfare to bend the majority to their will.

By the time they reach 5-10% of the population, they increasingly resort to threats, intimidation, and eventually violence.

This continues to escalate, and non-Muslims begin to move away. So the percentage of Muslims increases even faster, and violence becomes endemic.

Of course, once they pass 50%, then it's "Convert, pay the jizya, or die, infidel."

This pattern has repeated over and over again throughout history, and is as predictable as the sunrise.

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 01:55 AM (sdi6R)

296 Government is an illusion, maintained by the force of arms.

Obama is coming dangerously close to exposing the illusion of government. He did promise transparency and it is increasingly clear just how transparent he really is; everyone can see right through him.

Obama also is deliberately attempting to emasculate urban law enforcement, and when he succeeds in that, life gets interesting as the old chinaman says.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 01:55 AM (Aj6uV)

297 "There are women in San Francisco?"

Strange but true.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 04, 2015 01:57 AM (noWW6)

298 287 cthulhu

That Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) I think it was called...let me check...yep that's the one I was thinking about.

Not much news about it lately. I wonder what happened?

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at November 04, 2015 01:46 AM (Aj6uV)




We got screwed, but we'll only find out about it when our interests lose and everyone else's interests win in court cases. Because the actual written text of our screwing is secret. Furthermore, there are likely provisions to set-up and run secret courts whose existence and decisions are secret.




By the way, just as an aside -- I'm prepared to vote for any candidate that swears to hold any secret court in any jurisdiction as an enemy of our Republic and bomb them. Preferably while in session.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

299 Luckily for him, he lost the election before the issue could be pursued.
Posted by: zombie


They should still hold the ceremony where he's stripped of his epaulets and insignia ala the French Foreign Legion. (good gawh, that uniform of his is something that would give boners to the original brownshirts)

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 01:57 AM (rSTkb)

300 Everyone ties themselves in LaRouchean knots trying to figure out the 13th dimensional chess reason for some idiotic policy. Save yourselves the trouble. These people - and many of their citizens - when it comes to public policy, are just s*t*u*p*i*d.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 04, 2015 01:51 AM (QDnY+)


As Napoleon used to say: "Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence."

Posted by: HTL at November 04, 2015 01:58 AM (uxTTM)

301 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 01:27 AM (0yhH4)

****

Any word on that Caddy CTS-V bid?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 01:59 AM (3XSkD)

302 Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 01:48 AM (2x3L+)

The original singers (or popular singers) of "Dancin' In the Streets" circa mid '60's pop tune. Motown.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:59 AM (Xo1Rt)

303
Oh, and the brazen lawlessness of the US regime (that term now fits, as to both substance and tone, a sickening but undeniable fact) with illegals.

Congress is far from powerless. But, as we point out and lament by the hour, they refuse to use their power. Refuse.

That's why the hyperbolic humor about a collapsed republic is deadly serious.

And yet the contemptible pathetic US public simply puts up with it. Commenters at ace (a few, and not the dumbest ones) - astonishingly - claim to believe that a party at its national historic high-water mark dare not do its constitutional duty to oppose and eviscerate wildly unpopular policies (O-care and mass illegal migration lawlessness). Cuz political risk, or some nanoscopic increase in press hostility and distortion, or something something.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 04, 2015 02:01 AM (QDnY+)

304 Good morning, Horde.

Lathe work today. Nice to come and read about longbows for a change of pace...

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:02 AM (RXfvh)

305 302 Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 01:48 AM (2x3L+)

The original singers (or popular singers) of "Dancin' In the Streets" circa mid '60's pop tune. Motown.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 04, 2015 01:59 AM (Xo1Rt)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 02:03 AM (sdi6R)

306 There are women in San Francisco?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 04, 2015 01:52 AM (GzDYP)


Ummm...

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at November 04, 2015 02:04 AM (vBeA5)

307 zombie/torque/cthulhu/others - will the new sheriff be worth anything? Will she conceivably do anything of value in a place as lost to idiocy as SF?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 04, 2015 02:05 AM (QDnY+)

308 304 Good morning, Horde.

Lathe work today. Nice to come and read about longbows for a change of pace...

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:02 AM (RXfvh)



What are you lathing? Are you all settled-in with your shop?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

309 Thanks, BitterC, listening to the original version now. Not so bad. I think I like the Van Halen version better though.

Don't judge me.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 02:05 AM (2x3L+)

310 Piercello, you recently asked for my email. Anything that could be hashed out in comments instead? Just curious.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 04, 2015 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

311 307 zombie/torque/cthulhu/others - will the new sheriff be worth anything? Will she conceivably do anything of value in a place as lost to idiocy as SF?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 04, 2015 02:05 AM (QDnY+)



I know nothing, can't be bothered to research, and don't know the quoted odds -- and I'll put $5 on "no".

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

312 Howdy howdy, O tentacled one.

Shop is progressing nicely (it is all here, finally), although I still need to create some more storage space.

Today I was using the big metal lathe (and mill) to make add-on parts for the small wood lathe, which fortunately turn out to have worked. Before much longer I should be set up to churn out batons quickly and efficiently...

Any chance for you to play with your mills and lathes lately, or are you still ass deep in alligators?

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:09 AM (RXfvh)

313 It's in the video I linked earlier. To be fair, however, it does come with a bunch of random plumbing I'll never use.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:50 AM (EzgxV)


I see. It's just a large plastic funnel, with a bushing to adapt it to the radiator neck. I have the large plastic funnel; it might have cost me five bucks, back in the day. I could make the necessary bushing in about 10 minutes from stuff in my junk box.


Spill-proof? What do you do when the rad has taken all it will take, and you wind up with a pint of coolant still in the funnel?


I do my radiator filling/draining outdoors. The grass doesn't mind a little drink of glycol.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:09 AM (0yhH4)

314 Tricked husband into another backrub and tied him up. He won't be bothering me anymore. He could be daid but I am not going to tell his company and will fill in for him remotely. Hail, if others can identify as black I can identify as a big shot whatever he does. I listen to his conference calls and can fake it. I can do this. I got this. Just like that fake lip-reader at Mandella's funeral. Just like that Sobamowo (I really like this name, perfect for hospice) woman who pretended to be a RN for the late Bobbi Christina (that poor girl did not have a chance, did she?).

I may change my name to Sobamowo just because. Or Butros Butros By Ghali. Well, have to be fresh and something for tile guys tomorrow. Bright and early. Someday this will be done. Probably just before the big earthquake. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 02:11 AM (eXl9F)

315 Any word on that Caddy CTS-V bid?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 01:59 AM (3XSkD)


Sealed-bid sale closes next Monday. I have a bid in. Not going to second-guess it. I bid what I am prepared to pay; if somebody else bids higher, no regrets.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:12 AM (0yhH4)

316 Hi Rhomboid! Perhaps so. I have written a synopsis for which I am soliciting feedback, and based on the sorts of comments you leave here, I thought you might have interesting things to say about it. But, at ~650 words it is a bit long for the gray boxes, and I am not sure I am ready to let it fully loose on the internet just yet.

Any suggestions?

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:13 AM (RXfvh)

317 Sealed-bid sale closes next Monday. I have a bid in. Not going to second-guess it. I bid what I am prepared to pay; if somebody else bids higher, no regrets.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:12 AM (0yhH4)

******

The only good way to auction bid, especially a sealed event. Good luck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 02:14 AM (3XSkD)

318 I may change my name to Sobamowo just because. Or Butros Butros By Ghali. Well, have to be fresh and something for tile guys tomorrow. Bright and early. Someday this will be done. Probably just before the big earthquake. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at November 04, 2015 02:11 AM (eXl9F)


(sings in Burl Ives voice)

Oh, my gosh, by golly!


It's Boutros Boutros Ghali!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:16 AM (0yhH4)

319 In other news, I have found some friends with whom to perform the Brahms G minor piano quartet. Great music, and a balm for the soul. Plus there will probably be alcohol at the rehearsals.

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:16 AM (RXfvh)

320 The only good way to auction bid, especially a sealed event. Good luck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 04, 2015 02:14 AM (3XSkD)


Thanks, MWNP. I will let the Horde know the outcome. GCSurplus takes credit cards, heh. That's how I paid for the '08 Suburban from them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:18 AM (0yhH4)

321 309 Thanks, BitterC, listening to the original version now. Not so bad. I think I like the Van Halen version better though.

Don't judge me.
Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 02:05 AM (2x3L+)


Nah, the Dead's version was much better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bagM_jQawY

Doesn't get started till 3:27.

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 02:19 AM (sdi6R)

322 312 Howdy howdy, O tentacled one.

Shop is progressing nicely (it is all here, finally), although I still need to create some more storage space.

Today I was using the big metal lathe (and mill) to make add-on parts for the small wood lathe, which fortunately turn out to have worked. Before much longer I should be set up to churn out batons quickly and efficiently...

Any chance for you to play with your mills and lathes lately, or are you still ass deep in alligators?

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:09 AM (RXfvh)



See above -- ass-deep in Honda idle alligators.




Still, a bunch of it is first-world problems. Random time-wasters like Fiancee had a bunch of expiring "reward points" that could be exchanged for Cabela's gear....except that you could "wash" it through a Cabela's gift card and end up with the same gear at 2/3 the points. We did our usual Halloween production, and that stuff has yet to be put away. I got to wish my dad, "Happy Birthday" for his 80th....three days late. The Barnes + Noble that I can get to by crossing just 2 streets is doing a "Maker-inspired" event this next weekend, and there's stuff I'm interested in seeing. There's just a whirlwind of stuff demanding my time.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

323 313 It's in the video I linked earlier. To be fair, however, it does come with a bunch of random plumbing I'll never use.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 01:50 AM (EzgxV)


I see. It's just a large plastic funnel, with a bushing to adapt it to the radiator neck. I have the large plastic funnel; it might have cost me five bucks, back in the day. I could make the necessary bushing in about 10 minutes from stuff in my junk box.


Spill-proof? What do you do when the rad has taken all it will take, and you wind up with a pint of coolant still in the funnel?


I do my radiator filling/draining outdoors. The grass doesn't mind a little drink of glycol.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:09 AM (0yhH4)



One of the implements it comes with is a plug on a stick. Ram it in, and lift it off.



And, yeah.....I'm a lot more relaxed about spilling an ounce here or there 'cause I remember the old-school (quart of used oil? Find a dandelion).

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

324 From what I've read he was a consummate fuckup, so good riddance.
Posted by: Insomniac


He was no fuckup: the awful things he did, he did them ON PURPOSE.

This, what I'm about to explain, was his major crime -- a policy so baldfacedly evil that in my opinion it makes him an accessory to murder many times over.

Wrap your head around this:

San Francisco is a "sanctuary city," which means that it is municipal policy not to turn over illegal immigrants to the Feds when their only crime is illegal immigration.

That policy itself is of dubious constitutionality, but we'll let that slide for now.

But here's what Mirkarimi did, repeatedly:

The City and County of SF maintained a database of people with outstanding warrants for their arrest. OK -- that's what they're supposed to do. Mirkarimi then had his staff scan the nationwide lists of illegals in the process of being deported by the Feds or the state (which under Obama was way diminished statistically, but it still happened).

Whenever there was a match between the "wanted" list and the "deportation" list, Mirkarimi contacted the jurisdiction or agency about to deport the illegal, and said, "Hold on there, partner! I'm the Sheriff of San Francisco, and we have a warrant for that man's arrest! According to he law, before you can deport him, FIRST you are REQUIRED to extradite him to San Francisco so we can try him for his dastardly crimes!"

So, the jurisdictions and agencies had no choice but to do just that - delay the guy's deportation until he was convicted of his crime in SF, served him time in jail, and THEN was returned to them so they could deport him.

But Mirkarimi, demon that he is, had different plans.

As soon as any prisoner debarked in San Francisco County territory, Mirkarimi ORDERED HIM RELEASED and said, "Welcome to the Sancutary City of San Francisco, pardner! We don't cooperate with the nasty ICE or Homeland Security Blue Meanies. We only summoned you here so that we could free you! That stuff about a warrant for your arrest and a trial? Ha! That was a ruse to trick the Feds!"

Outrageous? Of course. It was beyond outrageous.

But Mirkarimi kept doing this over and over, usually with no media scrutiny or spotlight whatsoever.

Can you guess what happened? All those illegal alien gang members and drug dealers and wife beaters and rapists and psychopaths were let free and, yup, continued committing their crimes against California victims, as criminals are wont to do.

How many rapes, murders, robberies and other crimes can be laid at Mirkarimi's feet? We'll likely never know.

But the whole scheme blew up in his face and became national news when one of the maniacs he saved from deportation and freed onto the streets of San Francisco killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14.

Because she was young, pretty, blonde and middle-class, the story went national, especially when it was discovered that her killer was an illegal intentionally freed by the sheriff himself.

But that was only the most well-known incident -- there are likely dozens of others.

Mirkarimi needs to be prosecuted for being an accessory to murder. But they'll let him off the hook. Of course.

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 02:24 AM (jBuUi)

325 Very nice!

I've been scarce around here (lurking only) for similar reasons. If I had three of me, we could collaborate and get everything done in a timely fashion. But as it is, I am stuck in a dead sprint for the foreseeable future.

The fact that I can't keep up with my expanding opportunities means it was a good move, though.

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:25 AM (RXfvh)

326 I took a train to the Arnham station to catch a bus to the Van Gogh museum in the national park I thought I could walk over to the bridge but it was To Far!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 04, 2015 02:25 AM (iQIUe)

327 That Colorado Springs gunman turned out to be an odd ball. Handsome guy when he was sober, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 04, 2015 02:26 AM (iQIUe)

328 I'm cleaning up around this computer and just hit a post-it note. The second most common reason for Hondas to idle weird -- a vacuum leak. I think I already tossed the post-it, but I vaguely recall that everyone always thinks that it's the "PST" -- but it never is.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

329 And suddenly, it is time to sleep.

Be well, and keep the Moron faith!

Posted by: Piercello at November 04, 2015 02:31 AM (RXfvh)

330 One of the implements it comes with is a plug on a stick. Ram it in, and lift it off.



And, yeah.....I'm a lot more relaxed about spilling an ounce here or there 'cause I remember the old-school (quart of used oil? Find a dandelion).

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:23 AM (EzgxV)


I could see that being useful. Antifreeze is costly enough that wasting new stuff to the ground should be avoided for reason of economy, if no other.


Now, it seems to me that for new-fangled cooling systems which are prone to getting trapped air in them, the answer to "burping" them might be to put your filler funnel in a high place, and couple it to the filler fitting by a hose (said hose having a valve or pinchcock on it). That way, you could use hydrostatic head to force the trapped air out via the bleeder valve.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:33 AM (0yhH4)

331 307 zombie/torque/cthulhu/others - will the new sheriff be worth anything? Will she conceivably do anything of value in a place as lost to idiocy as SF?
Posted by: rhomboid


As chthulhu said as well, no one knows much about her. She's never run for office before, but was a rank-and-file law enforcement officer who had retired and was lured out of retired specifically because they wanted someone clean and scandal-free to oust Mirkarimi.

But mainly, she had an Irish last name (Hennessey), which generally gives anyone a lock on the sheriff's race in SF.

Like New York, for decades San Francisco was pretty much controlled by the Italians and the Irish, and also like NY, the Italians got City Hall while the Irish controlled law enforcement. So, while SF had a series of Italian mayors and councilmen, the sheriff and/of chief of police were often Irish.

Voters longed for the "good old days," so the clever political machine trotted out soemone who was

- Irish
- Female
- Scandal-free.

Boom -- all the right boxes checked. She won in a landslide.

I heard her talk once -- she seemed innocuous enough.

I suspect she will be an "Ed Lee" sheriff -- someone who is purposely boring and bland.

Voters, even in SF, are sick of flamboyant activists and egomaniacs in public office. Just do your damn job and don't make a scene. That's why Ed Lee got re-elected as mayor -- he's the anti-Newsom.

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 02:34 AM (jBuUi)

332 Anyhow, it's getting tired here. Time to hit the rack.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:35 AM (0yhH4)

333 Just noticed that it's November 4th, though not yet in Pacific Time. In this time zone, it's 23 minutes 'til the birthday of the woman I was over-the-moon in-love-with when she was a girl.....the sort of relationship you can only have once, before that one blew up in your face.



How stupid I was, and how addictive the hormones without the caution of experience. When people describe the destruction of crack, I don't think of chemicals -- I think of her.



17 minutes now. I hope I don't do anything too stupid in the next 25 hours.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:39 AM (EzgxV)

334
Piercello - Of lathes, things musical. This is about a friend of mine, now gone, who made pipes for bagpipes.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pzqfh6e

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 04, 2015 02:39 AM (9mTYi)

335

Voters in SF seem to have defeated the short-term rental proposition.

I'm a bit surprised, as being able to spy on and sue neighbors seems quite the SF thing to do.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 04, 2015 02:40 AM (FlRtG)

336 Irony: A candidate by the name of "Muhammad" wins by 666 votes...

https://twitter.com/BrotherJesse/status/661784951491170304

Posted by: The Ironic Hat at November 04, 2015 02:40 AM (vBeA5)

337 330 One of the implements it comes with is a plug on a stick. Ram it in, and lift it off.



And, yeah.....I'm a lot more relaxed about spilling an ounce here or there 'cause I remember the old-school (quart of used oil? Find a dandelion).

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:23 AM (EzgxV)


I could see that being useful. Antifreeze is costly enough that wasting new stuff to the ground should be avoided for reason of economy, if no other.


Now, it seems to me that for new-fangled cooling systems which are prone to getting trapped air in them, the answer to "burping" them might be to put your filler funnel in a high place, and couple it to the filler fitting by a hose (said hose having a valve or pinchcock on it). That way, you could use hydrostatic head to force the trapped air out via the bleeder valve.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 04, 2015 02:33 AM (0yhH4)




The video does a good job of showing what's what. And, yeah, what kind of pansy-ass design makes you burp a cooling system when it's got obvious places to self-burp?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

338 Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 02:24 AM (jBuUi)

Holy shit! That is unreal, even in the lawlessness of today. There really aren't even words, anymore.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 04, 2015 02:42 AM (zc3Db)

339

... and, for those serious about wood-turning:

http://roseengine1.com/

The Lindow Rose Engine lathe has a complete set of demo videos on YouTube ... just the thing for making Victorian-style finials, balusters and other turnings.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 04, 2015 02:45 AM (FlRtG)

340 335

Voters in SF seem to have defeated the short-term rental proposition.

I'm a bit surprised, as being able to spy on and sue neighbors seems quite the SF thing to do.

Posted by: Arbalest


Yeah, but some incredibly high percentage of people in SF (well over 50%) rent out rooms or beds or in-law apartments either through apps like Air BnB or on craigslist or just informally. It's necessary because it's the only way many people can afford to live in this overpriced burg.

Prop F (the one you're talking about) would have changed the rules to that, basically, every homeowner in the city would be forced to pay the sky-high "hotel tax", just because they rent out a room.

Progressive slam on the brakes when they suddenly realize that their raise-taxes/big-government policies will adversely affect THEM personally.

So, Prop F lost -- too many people would be driven into bankruptcy because of it.

Sometime, self-interest leads to positive results!

Adam Smith, you magnificent bastard!

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 02:47 AM (jBuUi)

341 Rickl, thanks for that version of the song. I like it. That's really the Grateful Dead? I saw them in concert right before Garcia died. He had the scratchy hoarse voice by then.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 02:48 AM (2x3L+)

342 regarding internationalists, look at the effects of diversity on an American company, ALCOA, A 127-Year-Old US Industry Collapses Under China's Weight
http://tinyurl.com/py6m3jd

Where we learn that US ALCOA plants may have to close due to competition in Russian and China. Who could those people be in Russia and China.

Since entry into China in 1993, Alcoa has invested more than $1 billion and established Alcoa (China) Investment Company Limited
http://tinyurl.com/odb3kxz

2007 New York-based aluminum producer Alcoa plans to double investment in its aluminum production in Russia to $500 million
http://tinyurl.com/obwtnyy

ALCOA is no longer American it is globalist.
The current CEO is Klaus Kleinfeld, President, CEO, German, joined ALCOA in 2007.

Prior CEO Alain J. P. Belda, born in Morocco, Brazilian CEO 2001

Prior CEO Paul ONeil, Missourian. Huh.

Anyway, this is just a bitch that when companies are willing to lose their American identity Americans suffer.

Both the Russians and Chinese have to be happy we are supplying them with useful manufacturing plants.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 02:50 AM (3JSC3)

343

Progressive slam on the brakes when they suddenly realize that their raise-taxes/big-government policies will adversely affect THEM personally.


I take it, then, that ObamaCare will be repealed soon.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 04, 2015 02:50 AM (FlRtG)

344 Sorry that was so large. Sometimes outrage gets the better of me.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 02:52 AM (3JSC3)

345 342 regarding internationalists, look at the effects of diversity on an American company, ALCOA, A 127-Year-Old US Industry Collapses Under China's Weight
http://tinyurl.com/py6m3jd

Where we learn that US ALCOA plants may have to close due to competition in Russian and China. Who could those people be in Russia and China.

Since entry into China in 1993, Alcoa has invested more than $1 billion and established Alcoa (China) Investment Company Limited
http://tinyurl.com/odb3kxz

2007 New York-based aluminum producer Alcoa plans to double investment in its aluminum production in Russia to $500 million
http://tinyurl.com/obwtnyy

ALCOA is no longer American it is globalist.
The current CEO is Klaus Kleinfeld, President, CEO, German, joined ALCOA in 2007.

Prior CEO Alain J. P. Belda, born in Morocco, Brazilian CEO 2001

Prior CEO Paul ONeil, Missourian. Huh.

Anyway, this is just a bitch that when companies are willing to lose their American identity Americans suffer.

Both the Russians and Chinese have to be happy we are supplying them with useful manufacturing plants.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 02:50 AM (3JSC3)




Could be worse. Who are our BFF in the middle east? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Aramco

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

346 343

Progressive slam on the brakes when they suddenly realize that their raise-taxes/big-government policies will adversely affect THEM personally.


I take it, then, that ObamaCare will be repealed soon.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 04, 2015 02:50 AM (FlRtG)




Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

347 338 Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 02:24 AM (jBuUi)

Holy shit! That is unreal, even in the lawlessness of today. There really aren't even words, anymore.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


From wikipedia:

"On March 26, 2015, at the request of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had turned Sanchez (Steinle's murderer) over to San Francisco authorities for an outstanding drug warrant. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had issued a detainer for Sanchez requesting that he be kept in custody until immigration authorities could pick him up. As a sanctuary city, however, which limits cooperation with ICE only when active charges against the immigrant are identified, San Francisco did not honor the detainer and released him since they found no active warrant for his arrest...."

The mind boggles. This wasn't a one-time incident -- this was standard policy under Mirkarimi.

Posted by: zombie at November 04, 2015 02:55 AM (jBuUi)

348

Don't hold your breath.


What, and get transported to Good Samaritan for hypoxia ... with the implied ObamaCare conditions to be inflicted on me?

No.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 04, 2015 02:56 AM (FlRtG)

349 Bedtime for the old ones here.

Be well all.

T

Posted by: Farmer at November 04, 2015 03:01 AM (o/90i)

350 341 Rickl, thanks for that version of the song. I like it. That's really the Grateful Dead? I saw them in concert right before Garcia died. He had the scratchy hoarse voice by then.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 04, 2015 02:48 AM (2x3L+)


Yes, that was them in 1967. They were more high-energy when they were younger. (Weren't we all? )

The last time I saw them live was around 1992 or so.

Posted by: rickl at November 04, 2015 03:04 AM (sdi6R)

351 How completely unexpected:

Imperium: Our first look at Daniel Radcliffe in Imperium reveals a shaved head and an unhappy look on the face of the actor. He portrays an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate white supremacist terrorists who want to obtain a dirty bomb. The film starts production in Virginia this week

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 03:06 AM (rSTkb)

352 Night all.

Here is "Whispering World" by Royal Thunger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUu7dvSfnTo

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 04, 2015 03:08 AM (vBeA5)

353 351 How completely unexpected:

Imperium: Our first look at Daniel Radcliffe in Imperium reveals a shaved head and an unhappy look on the face of the actor. He portrays an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate white supremacist terrorists who want to obtain a dirty bomb. The film starts production in Virginia this week

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 03:06 AM (rSTkb)



Yeah, stick with that -- white supremacists are the number one threat to mankind, these days....

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

354 345 Could be worse. Who are our BFF in the middle east?
cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:52 AM

It was around 40 years ago that Jack Anderson wrote a lot about ARAMCO. The Arabs had no idea they could control the price of oil until oil executives told them. The Arabs then went a little crazy and we got an oil crisis out of it.

For the ruin and grief they caused somebody should have been in jail.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:09 AM (3JSC3)

355 351: Don't worry. It will disappear quickly like a Matt Damon flick.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 04, 2015 03:09 AM (syGA0)

356 How long til the Supreme Court overturns the Houston Referendum on Equal Rights and warms the cockles of the hearts of sex offenders every where?

Posted by: ALH at November 04, 2015 03:13 AM (Z56vq)

357 >>>112
Arnhem Bridge: One GI with a Garand and the other with an umbrella? WTF?

Posted by: CMU VET at November 04, 2015 12:12 AM (ejB0r)<<<
I may be wrong, but the guy with the umbrella probably is Brit. Lt. COL. John "Jack" Frost who commanded the Brit Paras at Arnhem. Not visible in the picture are the big brass ones that clanged as he walked. He parachuted in with a bloody umbrella and carried it around during the battle. He was . . . impressive in action.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at November 04, 2015 03:16 AM (rVkgO)

358 How long til the Supreme Court overturns the Houston Referendum on Equal Rights and warms the cockles of the hearts of sex offenders every where?
Posted by: ALH


The admin will harass TX before then to get them to comply. Federal funds are golden handcuffs chained to LIVs in each and every state.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 03:18 AM (rSTkb)

359 354 345 Could be worse. Who are our BFF in the middle east?
cthulhu at November 04, 2015 02:52 AM

It was around 40 years ago that Jack Anderson wrote a lot about ARAMCO. The Arabs had no idea they could control the price of oil until oil executives told them. The Arabs then went a little crazy and we got an oil crisis out of it.

For the ruin and grief they caused somebody should have been in jail.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:09 AM (3JSC3)




Most Americans do not realize that we set-up the Saudi oil business. We invested billions, that were then stolen. We invested billions more in security for the inbred, parasitic Saudi royals while they invested in Wahhabism, anti-semitism, slavery, pederasty, and oil cartelization. Our reward was financial and political support for 9/11.



I could almost understand why Kerry wants to be Iran's bitch so bad by comparison.....except the Persians are, ultimately, worse.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

360 What, did I kill the thread?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

361 Well, it COULD happen, but it's nothing to hope for.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:31 AM (3JSC3)

362 The whole world is a mess, the socialists are running amuck.
Haven't read anywhere but heard Barak wants the government to hire x-felons and make private business do the same. I guess with all the jails letting out he's looking for them to get work.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at November 04, 2015 03:32 AM (5F+Yd)

363 361 Well, it COULD happen, but it's nothing to hope for.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:31 AM (3JSC3)



I would think. And if there were any parts that weren't obvious, they could be discussed......

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:34 AM (EzgxV)

364 362 The whole world is a mess, the socialists are running amuck.
Haven't read anywhere but heard Barak wants the government to hire x-felons and make private business do the same. I guess with all the jails letting out he's looking for them to get work.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at November 04, 2015 03:32 AM (5F+Yd)




The long, long Bill Whittle link in the sidebar talks about how this could possibly seem like a good idea. Hint: the criminals prey on responsible people, while irresponsible people just keep poppin' out the kidlets.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:38 AM (EzgxV)

365 It's a seems hopeless that things can better as long as our political class lives in a dream world. Every country, except the US pursues it's own interests. For Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries that interest is the advancement of Islam by terrorism. Rather than deal with that our elitists think they can teach the world to sing in harmony by buying it a Coke. It's the stuff of college dorm wishful thinking.
Perhaps Obama's efforts to put the ME in flames will result in the overthrow of the Saudi royals. That wouldn't counter-balance all the evil Obama has done, but it would be something.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:39 AM (3JSC3)

366 Obama releases 6,000 felons and removes the requirement for criminal history to be divulged for Federal employment. It would result in the bureaucracy being infested with criminals. By the time Obama is done with his transformation he may not want to leave because it's so much like Sweet Home Chicago but made in His image.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:44 AM (3JSC3)

367 "Perhaps Obama's efforts to put the ME in flames will result in the overthrow of the Saudi royals."

It would be replaced by something worse. Probably a true believing islamist dictatorship.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at November 04, 2015 03:44 AM (WVsWD)

368 Phenylephrine is a complete joke! I don't bother with it. I get the real Sudafeds when I'm sick (which is rare, thank goodness) and sign my name in blood so they know I'm legit, because they're worth it. They are the only things that work on a stuffy nose. They're so good, in fact, that I usually just take one every six hours because they dry me up so much my eyes get dry and achy. They took it out of my favorite cough syrup, too, so I have to buy the non-decongestant and take it with Sudafed. Methheads ruined cold season!

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at November 04, 2015 03:44 AM (xetep)

369 Here's a paradox, just for fun.

I was watching Jerry Maguire, and I have to say, I love the scene at the end where he comes back to his wife. The "You complete me" scene. Brings a tear to my eye, it does, because that embodies all that it is to be a man in my eyes.

But,


Because of who I am, in my life it never would have come to that. "You complete me?" What garbage! If my wife didn't complete me, I never would have married her and I damn sure know it's vice versa.

Love the scene, but it's just silly.

Some things go without saying, and if you have to say them, you're missing the whole point. Good on Jerry for coming back, but really dude, why did you leave (or allow yourself to be left) in the first place?

Posted by: Weirddave at November 04, 2015 03:48 AM (7PWSU)

370
368 Phenylephrine is a complete joke! I don't bother with it. I get the real Sudafeds when I'm sick (which is rare, thank goodness) and sign my name in blood so they know I'm legit, because they're worth it. They are the only things that work on a stuffy nose. They're so good, in fact, that I usually just take one every six hours because they dry me up so much my eyes get dry and achy. They took it out of my favorite cough syrup, too, so I have to buy the non-decongestant and take it with Sudafed. Methheads ruined cold season!

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at November 04, 2015 03:44 AM (xetep)



It wasn't the meth-heads, it was the bureaucrats.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:50 AM (EzgxV)

371 It makes no sense that all people must suffer to prevent criminals from committing crimes. We have laws to treat criminals like criminals. Unless the criminals are a protected group then they are unenforced.
It's a great big stupid world, and I'm feeling kind of queasy as it turns around.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:57 AM (3JSC3)

372 I dunno WeirdDave, is the You complete Me thing recalling Adams missing rib? In which case, yeah, Eve needs Adam more than he needs her.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:59 AM (3JSC3)

373 o/t [is there a topic?]

since tarantino is back in the news, now is a good time to recommend norm macdonald's impression of him (on snl). brilliant.

go to youtube and type in "macdonald tarantino"

whole lotta fun.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 04, 2015 04:00 AM (WTSFk)

374 shave and a haircut

clang clang

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 04, 2015 04:00 AM (WTSFk)

375 371 It makes no sense that all people must suffer to prevent criminals from committing crimes. We have laws to treat criminals like criminals. Unless the criminals are a protected group then they are unenforced.
It's a great big stupid world, and I'm feeling kind of queasy as it turns around.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 03:57 AM (3JSC3)




Much as it pains me to recommend such a painful course -- check out the hour-long sidebar with Bill Whittle. So long as criminals prey upon the productive and the reproductive alike, they will be tolerated in r society.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 04:01 AM (EzgxV)

376 who were the 'sea peoples'?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 04:06 AM (rSTkb)

377 sea peoples? i figure probably the myceneans.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 04, 2015 04:08 AM (WTSFk)

378 376 who were the 'sea peoples'?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 04:06 AM (rSTkb)




Where are you getting the reference? The ones in the Mediterranean are nicely ambiguous, but every coastal population has had 'em.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 04:08 AM (EzgxV)

379 I haven't watched it. It would seem that if gummint tolerates crime the only way to have an orderly society is to have some vigilantism. At least for the small stuff. The town miscreants get worked over and thrown into the box car of a passing train.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 04:09 AM (3JSC3)

380 >>>The Spanish Royal Family is a Comely BunchEspecially Queen Letizia


CUMBERBATCH IS QUEEN LATIFA?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 04, 2015 04:11 AM (GMIOa)

381 Yes, of the Mediterranean. Is there a swiss sea people?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 04, 2015 04:15 AM (rSTkb)

382 CUMBERBATCH IS QUEEN LATIFA?

Anything is possible now. Does he self identify as Queen Latifa? Can the universe tolerate two Queen Latifa's at the same time or is some fundamental rule violated that results in catastrophe?

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 04:16 AM (3JSC3)

383 >>>They were not lords and knights and gentry, but butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers from the shires.

Wubba dub dub!

Posted by: Barney Frank at November 04, 2015 04:19 AM (GMIOa)

384 Wow, I am not only tiresome but slow too. At least multi-tasking is possible.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at November 04, 2015 04:20 AM (3JSC3)

385 I could almost understand why Kerry wants to be
Iran's bitch so bad by comparison.....except the Persians are,
ultimately, worse.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 04, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)


That's why we need to develop our own oil sources. We've got one oil field on the Utah/Colorado border that is, according to GAO estimates of what could be extracted with hydraulic fracturing, roughly equal to the rest of the world's entire proven oil reserves.


They need us a lot more than we need them, and I think we should tell both the Sunnis and Shiites to go to hell.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at November 04, 2015 04:21 AM (J+mig)

386 >>>If he ignores both Congress and the Courts, is there anything that can restrain him?

How can this shit be fixed goig forward, if it can? Can EOs be hobbled so that if the president orders an agency to do such and so that violates the law, any low level bureaucrat in that agency can tell the WH, sorry, that's against the law.

I always assumed there were mechanisms in place to prevent this. The president's power should be limited as it would be wrt ordinary citizens. If the president saw me walking down the street in a Hawaiian shirt and didn't like it, he can write all the EOs he wants. I can still tell him to fuck off and die.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 04:30 AM (GMIOa)

387 What a dumb f*cking c*nt. Her & Hillary should get along fine
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at November 03, 2015 11:40 PM (2zd9l)

---

I like Captain Over's plan: let's have Merkel thrown into a Turkish prison.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 04:46 AM (GMIOa)

388 >>> The story is still remembered, even six hundred years later, because it has such power. It is a tale of the common man achieving greatness.


Piffle! What is truly powerful is the tale of Modern Man achieving womanhood.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at November 04, 2015 04:58 AM (GMIOa)

389
Everything is become Buzzfeed, destroyer of content.

Posted by: Yes means Maybe at November 04, 2015 05:06 AM (7wyDO)

390 Goldberg is falling into the "we'll show them we're not racist!" trap. That proves nothing. The racism charge won't stop, and it won't matter if it does. Electing Ben Carson changes nothing except for providing people like Jonah Goldberg I-told-you-so points.

Posted by: bjk at November 04, 2015 05:22 AM (x2rNW)

391 Tracinski falls into the same trap. Showing the left that they're a bunch of Puritans proves nothing. "We're not racists and prudes and you're the real Puritans and racists" is a rhetorical dead-end. Conservatives have to defend their own interests instead of proving that they're better liberals than the left. That's the same trap the "classical liberal" libertarians fall into. It convinces no one but concedes the rhetorical territory to the left.

Posted by: bjk at November 04, 2015 05:25 AM (x2rNW)

392 >>> Goldberg is falling into the "we'll show them we're not racist!" trap. That proves nothing. The racism charge won't stop, and it won't matter if it does. Electing Ben Carson changes nothing except for providing people like Jonah Goldberg I-told-you-so points.

Posted by: bjk

---

Yes. We've got to stop letting the left get under our skin. We've got to be as focused and unflappable as they are. As you say, they will continue to slander and try to destroy them no matter what Neville Chamberlainesque depths of appeasement we sink to. We've got to go from "please like me!" to "If you so virulently oppose me, I must be doing something right".

Carson is problematic on a number of positions that he holds. I would not vote for him. Certainly not for appeasement.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 05:39 AM (GMIOa)

393 *try to destroy us*

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 05:40 AM (GMIOa)

394 Hello horde and shout out to Speedster1

Posted by: ExPat Patriot at November 04, 2015 05:40 AM (bNxvs)

395 Agincourt wasn't won by the longbow but by great tactical control and counterattacks by Henry V!

Posted by: Draki at November 04, 2015 05:45 AM (sCOy8)

396 Nice photo Maet. Looks just like the movie A Bridge Too Far....

Posted by: Draki at November 04, 2015 05:46 AM (sCOy8)

397 So many addiction ads in the wee hours. Losers!

*lights smoke, Irishes coffee, gets on the Interwebs*

Posted by: Just some guy at November 04, 2015 05:47 AM (yxw0r)

398 I know it is difficult to manfully face up to horrific truths, but the Washington DC regime has people, namely CIA, on the ground supporting IS/MB/AQ, i.e. the New Caliphate, and all of the new toys that we have given them. 'Murica is doing some truly evil shit these days. No German civilian "why, we're a civilized people and our government couldn't possibly ever...." type delusions can absolve the culpability of "We The People" in this shitstorm. That ship sailed years ago. In fact, exactly SEVEN years ago.

Posted by: Ann Barnhardt at November 04, 2015 05:49 AM (I1xlD)

399 The real Ann Barnhardt or just a pretender?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at November 04, 2015 05:53 AM (WVsWD)

400 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 06:16 AM (VPLuQ)

401 That Arnhem bridge was one brutal damn gunfight. God bless all who left here from there, and thank you for the liberty that you insured, that has now been squandered by vile creatures elected by idiots.

Posted by: goon at November 04, 2015 06:18 AM (gy5kE)

402 Real. Check my Twitter feed.

Posted by: Ann Barnhardt at November 04, 2015 06:20 AM (I1xlD)

403 Le NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 06:21 AM (VPLuQ)

404 I'll take your word for it. I don't do twitter.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at November 04, 2015 06:35 AM (WVsWD)

405 Will the Univ TX "Professor" be charged with making a false report? There needs to be a cost. If not, it's just "oh well got me this time" and on to the next hoax. These officers could have been ruined personally and financially. Their Union should make a point of it.

Is there some type of foundation that follows up on these things? Like a Project Veritas clean up crew?

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at November 04, 2015 07:57 AM (3Rr8K)

406 British long bowmen, I looked it up and found the answer why Britain produced such men and France didn't. The reason was obvious in Google Images.

http://tinyurl.com/oo48ysx

Posted by: bour3 at November 04, 2015 02:54 PM (5x3+2)

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