Morning Thread (11-4-2015)

Congratulations to Kentucky's governor-elect Matt and/or Tom Bevin.

Posted by: Andy at 06:10 AM




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1 Uno

Posted by: dogfish at November 04, 2015 06:12 AM (0O2Lr)

2 Mornin' 'rons! Release the Vic!

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at November 04, 2015 06:12 AM (bA+CL)

3 Congratulations to Houston for not being stupid.

Posted by: dogfish at November 04, 2015 06:13 AM (0O2Lr)

4 Morning Daywalkers!
Release the Vic!

Posted by: Gmac - IP banned at home - #twoweeks at November 04, 2015 06:13 AM (4pjhs)

5 Morning horde, no guys in the ladies bathroom in Houston!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 04, 2015 06:14 AM (QPdNE)

6 Gizmodo gun safety expert and horde of commenters critical of Ted Cruz for his blatant disregard for gun safety.

http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/hey-ted-cruz-youre-holding-your-gun-backwards-1740325931?

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at November 04, 2015 06:18 AM (B77dy)

7 G'mornin' Horde.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 04, 2015 06:19 AM (erRNA)

8 G'morning, all.

Baltimore's #286 just took multiple shots to the body, and died.

Potential for #287, who took one to the neck, and is knocking on heavens door to pass soon.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 06:20 AM (VPLuQ)

9 We are so going to get stuck in the courts over this in Mississippi on 42 and 42A.

First by 52% to 48%, the sate voters voted against an amendment to the constitution on education funding.

But not content, they also added another vote to the ballot were you could vote for 42 or 42A Prop 42, amends the constitution by granting the state chancery courts the ability to determine whether the legislature is indeed 'adequately' funding education. Prop 42A is the same as 42 except the courts are granted no power.

So in this second ballot vote, Prop 42 seems to have passed 58% to 42%.

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

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 06:22 AM (L/cgw)

10 Dave's not here, man.

Posted by: Ohio at November 04, 2015 06:23 AM (7v/r5)

11 As blindingly stupid as anything that comes from the self-appointed we're-smarter-than-you media.
May wild dogs dig up their corpses.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 04, 2015 06:25 AM (erRNA)

12 A good election for the right: Bevin won, the San Francisco felon masquerading as a Sheriff lost, and (love this!) Bloomberg lost his attempt to move gun restrictions (in the form of a state rep. election) in Virginia.

Posted by: MTF at November 04, 2015 06:25 AM (TcePY)

13 Well, some small victories for sanity as the Titanic slips below the waves.

Posted by: Gmac - IP banned at home - #twoweeks at November 04, 2015 06:28 AM (4pjhs)

14 I forsee many more days filled with swollen cankles.

Posted by: Brian Williams at November 04, 2015 06:31 AM (doEgs)

15 Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses
Eager to procreate freely

Posted by: Angie Merkel at November 04, 2015 06:32 AM (7v/r5)

16
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

I'd like to ask any members of the Horde who pray to send one up for me. I won't go into the details, but I need strength to deal with a very stressful situation and discernment to find a way out. Many thanks.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 04, 2015 06:34 AM (X6fMO)

17 I see where Governor Hogan (R) has issued a statement that former Governor Martin O'Malley (D) was cooking the books on Maryland student test results by excluding special needs and other population groups from the aggregate test results.

Maryland Educators respond by saying that we need to move on.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 06:36 AM (VPLuQ)

18 MP3

Prayers up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 06:36 AM (VPLuQ)

19 Nice ad for a potential Christmas gift at Zippy's place

Autoplay warning


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=238536

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 06:40 AM (VPLuQ)

20 Once again they got all of the polls leading up to last nights election wrong here in Kentucky. They did the same thing last year and it is a direct result of only conducting polling in Lexington and Louisville. They did it to themselves yet again, oversampling Democrats in those two Cities.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 04, 2015 06:40 AM (iONHu)

21 Yeah, we were whooping it up this time last year too.

Maybe they become Pod People a little slower on the state and local level... but they will...

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at November 04, 2015 06:40 AM (jpc8l)

22 Prayers for wisdom to you MPPPP Bon chance.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 06:40 AM (L/cgw)

23 16: Prayers for you.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at November 04, 2015 06:41 AM (P8951)

24 mornin' folks
prayers up for you mp3

Posted by: wing at November 04, 2015 06:41 AM (gd8Or)

25 Ohio was a good/bad night. Marijuana legalization didn't pass by a large margin. However, voters not understanding what Leftists do, voted for the bi-partisan state redistricting committee.

Posted by: WOPR at November 04, 2015 06:42 AM (LTDSy)

26 Celebrating election day in Chicago: 2 dead 9 shot

or Black Lives Matter! 9 year old probably targeted, dad- I don't know nuthing.

Posted by: Colin at November 04, 2015 06:42 AM (0bEpn)

27 And, condolences to Ohio stoners, including Gov John the Mailman. There's always Colorado!

Posted by: anti-socialist at November 04, 2015 06:43 AM (o9lmn)

28 We wish you the very best MPPPP and prayers headed your way.

Posted by: MTF at November 04, 2015 06:43 AM (F7lRL)

29 Kentucky Democrats, all sixteen of them, are sad-faced, and Bevins made a good speech: "Tonight is a good night for Republicans, and I'm happy about that, but it is a really good night for Conservatives!"

Gee whiz, and Yertle had to cheer that little sentiment. Must have hurt.

Posted by: MTF at November 04, 2015 06:46 AM (F7lRL)

30 Happiness in Tucson, where sanity appears to be making a comeback.

The Christmas tree of spending proposals all appear to be headed for defeat. Taxpayers rejoice!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 04, 2015 06:48 AM (a31sM)

31 You got it MPPP.

Posted by: dogfish at November 04, 2015 06:48 AM (0O2Lr)

32 A 23-year-old man was killed in Southwest Baltimore Tuesday night,
police said, less than a half-mile from a public safety meeting hosted
by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Kevin Davis. The
killing was one of two shootings in the district and three citywide
Tuesday night. The homicide


Posted by: Colin at November 04, 2015 06:48 AM (0bEpn)

33 Prayers for you MPPP

Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 06:49 AM (cbfNE)

34 WAIT!!!

A black, female, REPUBLICAN?!?!

UNPOSSIBLE!!

Posted by: EndOfPatience at November 04, 2015 06:49 AM (hz+26)

35 You got it MPPP.
________________

Second that here.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 04, 2015 06:50 AM (a31sM)

36 I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure that Philly just got a brand new batshit crazy leftist mayor.

Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 06:51 AM (cbfNE)

37 Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at November 04, 2015 06:52 AM (WVsWD)

38 A black, female, REPUBLICAN?!?!



UNPOSSIBLE!!

Is that a Aunt Tom?

Posted by: Colin at November 04, 2015 06:54 AM (0bEpn)

39 "Gizmodo gun safety expert and horde of commenters critical of Ted Cruz for his blatant disregard for gun safety." Posted by: @PeeteySDee

I think those guys would consider appendix and pocket carry to be suicidal ideations. Although I would think the shotty swinging like that would get uncomfortable pretty quick.

Posted by: Lumpy at November 04, 2015 06:55 AM (y/bte)

40 Today in history, Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun.

On this day in 1956, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics freely displayed its fraternal love for socialist allies by invading Hungary with tanks and troops.

In 1979, Tehran started 444 days of humiliation of the Great Satan. And Jimmy Carter wore a turtleneck sweater.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 06:56 AM (L/cgw)

41 @38 It's Aunt Chloe. Nobody's ever actually read that book.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 04, 2015 06:57 AM (xq1UY)

42 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 04, 2015 06:40 AM

I think people are outright lying to pollsters. Who wants to be called a racist, ignorant hillbilly, and it is kind of fun to misdirect the smug bastards. The voting public in the UK did it with gusto and shocked the pols. If you tell the truth the PC police will get you so you lie or clam up. This dynamic in a population is what preference cascades are built on. I suspect Merkel is going to get hit with it in the next elections.

Posted by: Lester at November 04, 2015 06:57 AM (2UPXV)

43 *pulls The Complete Tutankamun by Dr. Nicholas Reeves from shelf*

Whoops. On the 4th Carter found the steps leading to the tomb. The tomb would be opened on the 26th in 1922.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 07:00 AM (L/cgw)

44 I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure that Philly just got a brand new batshit crazy leftist mayor.Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 06:51 AM (cbfNE

Oh yeah, Jim Kinney. Gonna bring 'universal' pre-kindergarten to the poorest of the top 10 cities in the usa.

Just like New York Cities new mayor.

Posted by: se pa moron at November 04, 2015 07:00 AM (7v/r5)

45 If any of you are interested and in the East Texas region, there is an estate sale in Carthage with an interesting newspaper for sale. I am in no way involved in the sale, other than being on the sale admin contractor's mailing list.

http://www.texasproonthego.com/pages/PA220037%20(1)_JPG.htm

Posted by: Lumpy at November 04, 2015 07:00 AM (y/bte)

46 Regarding election results. Michigan voters recently denied a referendum to raise taxes and auto registration fees (and sundry other complicated schemes included in the related bills) by 80 / 20. This was to 'fix roads' although the money all went into the general fund. So what legislation have Our Betters come up with? I pause for your educated guesses. I should add that both state houses are GOP majority and GOP Governor .

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 04, 2015 07:02 AM (PHxng)

47 So... is Philadelphia brand cream cheese now considered raycist?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 07:03 AM (L/cgw)

48 Let's hope that with a republican governor in Kentucky, the bribes are a little less open.

That Holiday Inn in Frankfort used to be like a Baghdad bazaar of political payoffs.

Posted by: jwest at November 04, 2015 07:03 AM (Zs4uk)

49 As an aside, Mrs VIA and I bing watched all of this season's SouthPark yesterday on Hulu.

Some episodes were weak.

But "City Part of Town" and "Safe Spaces" were both dead balls spot on with the smugness of the progressive movement.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 07:03 AM (VPLuQ)

50 "I think people are outright lying to pollsters. "

Every chance that I can.

And I encourage neighbors to do the same thing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 07:05 AM (VPLuQ)

51 So what legislation have Our Betters come up with?

Global Warming Tithe?

Posted by: no good deed at November 04, 2015 07:06 AM (GgxVX)

52 I suspect Merkel is going to get hit with it in the next elections.

Her term is two more years. God only knows what the electorate will look like then, eh?

(The Chancellor is not directly elected by the people, but by the Bundestag. If you knew that already, please disregard this comment. Seems to be a number of her party members publicly disagreeing with her, at least in the Bavarian CSU.)

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at November 04, 2015 07:07 AM (vn2q2)

53 Texas proon?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at November 04, 2015 07:09 AM (vn2q2)

54 A consent tax?

Can I touch here? $5.00
Can I touch there? $5.00
Can I touch everywhere? $5,555,555,555,555,555,555.00

You get a refund in the case of conviction due to sex regret rape charges.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at November 04, 2015 07:10 AM (ZY2zO)

55 Guten tag Frau HR, vas ist? Grosse trinken ja?

*cheerfully mangles German early in the morning.*

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 07:10 AM (L/cgw)

56 Damn...


HR going all political native on us.


J/K

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 07:10 AM (VPLuQ)

57 >>> So... is Philadelphia brand cream cheese now considered raycist?

It's white, isn't it?

Posted by: fluffy at November 04, 2015 07:11 AM (AfsKp)

58 Michigan legislators, lead by GOP, propose additional 7+ cents added to gas tax(already in top five in nation) and 40% rise in vehicle registration fees. More details of the proposal to be unveiled to us plebes soon. And this is after Gov decides to send $600 million to Detroit schools. Because that Black Hole of Calcutta hasn't sucked away enough of our money. At least we have the Lions to cheer for! Oh wait...

I am having a case of Bitter, much for breakfast

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 04, 2015 07:11 AM (PHxng)

59 Brian Kilmeade is just hopelessly stupid. He uses up his prepared one-liners in the first half-hour, then drools.Yet probably has three houses and four cars.

Man, I took the wrong classes and kissed the wrong *sses.

Posted by: a dot at November 04, 2015 07:11 AM (yxw0r)

60 >>>>I think people are outright lying to pollsters. Who wants to be called a
racist, ignorant hillbilly, and it is kind of fun to misdirect the smug
bastards. The voting public in the UK did it with gusto and shocked the
pols. If you tell the truth the PC police will get you so you lie or
clam up. This dynamic in a population is what preference cascades are
built on. I suspect Merkel is going to get hit with it in the next
elections.
.
.
.I suspect that sort of Political Sophistry is beyond the abilities of the typical Drunken Hillbilly that I encounter here in Kentucky.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 04, 2015 07:12 AM (iONHu)

61 Texas proon?


No, headline is about Bonnie Parker's funeral and Dillinger sending 2 to their own funerals.

Posted by: Lumpy at November 04, 2015 07:13 AM (y/bte)

62 Morning all

On my way to the NJ MVA to get my license renewed and see all the scum they are also giving an ID to and wait in line to be insulted by State Employee...Can't wait

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 04, 2015 07:13 AM (DUoqb)

63 Brian Kilmeade is just hopelessly stupid. He uses up his prepared one-liners in the first half-hour, then drools.Yet probably has three houses and four cars.

Man, I took the wrong classes and kissed the wrong *sses.
Posted by: a dot at November 04, 2015 07:11 AM (yxw0r)

Ah he's a good old boy and a conservative...give him a break

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 04, 2015 07:14 AM (DUoqb)

64 So Brian Kilmeade is Elmer J. Fudd. "Millionaire who owns a mansion and a yacht."

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 07:15 AM (L/cgw)

65 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 04, 2015 07:15 AM (ZQfW9)

66 52 I suspect Merkel is going to get hit with it in the next elections.

Her term is two more years. God only knows what the electorate will look like then, eh?

(The Chancellor is not directly elected by the people, but by the Bundestag. If you knew that already, please disregard this comment. Seems to be a number of her party members publicly disagreeing with her, at least in the Bavarian CSU.)



Nacht der langen Messer.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 04, 2015 07:16 AM (ksPsw)

67 Texas proon?


No, headline is about Bonnie Parker's funeral and Dillinger sending 2 to their own funerals.


She is referring to the funny-looking web address. It took me a minute to figure out what it actually said, too.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 04, 2015 07:16 AM (bZ7mE)

68 She is referring to the funny-looking web address.

Oh, yeah, it took me a few weeks to get used to that too.

Posted by: Lumpy at November 04, 2015 07:18 AM (y/bte)

69 My Overall point about Michigan shenanigans is: when you hear the talking point about how great it is that GOP controls more state and local levels - remember quality of GOP always is superior to quantity.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 04, 2015 07:18 AM (PHxng)

70 Brian Kilmeade is just hopelessly stupid. He uses up his prepared
one-liners in the first half-hour, then drools.Yet probably has three
houses and four cars.


Our local talk radio station dropped Beck and put on Kilmeade's radio show for three hours.

It's the Fox Party Line, football, and drooling.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 04, 2015 07:20 AM (oVJmc)

71 Howard Carter told the BBC all about it, in the early 30's. I bought an LP of the interview from a library clearance sale about 30 years ago. Now they're doing historical re-enactments on pay channels of what he may have thought or said; all you have to do is drop the needle, and you can hear his own words in his own voice, pops and hollows of short-wave included. Makes the gap from now to Carter seem as great as the gap from him back to Tut. He opened that tomb the year my father was born.

I am not a believer in pharaoh's curse, but when he gets to the part about watching the still-fresh garland of flowers wither before his eyes, the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

Oh, and it turns out? Dinosaurs in Alberta mos def had feathers. Just found one with its tail-plumage still on. AOP sez, good eating if you fix 'em right. Pterodactyl Ptoutine.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 04, 2015 07:20 AM (xq1UY)

72 But without any of Elmer Fudd's likeable qualities.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 04, 2015 07:22 AM (erRNA)

73 Howie Carr, mocking Juan Elez Bush

http://tinyurl.com/nsk2zty

Posted by: fluffy at November 04, 2015 07:23 AM (AfsKp)

74
Thoughts and prayers to MPPP.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 04, 2015 07:24 AM (KlVdw)

75 I think people are outright lying to pollsters. Who wants to be called a racist, ignorant hillbilly, and it is kind of fun to misdirect the smug bastards. The voting public in the UK did it with gusto and shocked the pols. If you tell the truth the PC police will get you so you lie or clam up. This dynamic in a population is what preference cascades are built on. I suspect Merkel is going to get hit with it in the next elections.
Posted by: Lester
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When we are numerous enough, we will no longer have to live in fear.

We will post pictures of ourselves on twitter, wearing shirts and holding signs that proudly state, "This is what a moron looks like!"

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 07:26 AM (GMIOa)

76 Congratulations to Matt Bevin, a man thoroughly hated by the GOP Establishment. The GOP tried to Cuccinelli him... throw the seat to a Democrat rather than let an outsider win. They failed. Failure is a good look for them.

Posted by: V the K at November 04, 2015 07:28 AM (O7MnT)

77 Now Bevin needs to build a wall to keep Mitch McConnell from getting back into the state.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 04, 2015 07:30 AM (oVJmc)

78 Hey I will have you know, Kilmeade is now a published authority on Jefferson and the Barbary pirates.

When we had to have the old house taken down, I hired a competent local manic demolition contractor, who has a lot of hard-working gat-toothed ineducables on his crew. We'd pulled the "antiques," but had admitted the big pre-superhet radio in the attic was not repairable. As they pulled it out, my dad told the kids how, as a toddler, he'd lay under the legs of it to bask in the warmth of the tubes.

Ineducable says to my dad, "Bet you heard the first moon shot on this one, hey old timer?" I look at Dad, Dad looks at me. My eyes, I admit it, rolled back quite a waize. Dad says, "Would you believe the first flight across the Atlantic?" Kid's gat-tooth mouth falls open. It was like he'd just picked the flowers in Tut's tomb.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 04, 2015 07:31 AM (xq1UY)

79 "dropped Beck"
Networks pay stations to carry shows in reverse to how successful a show is.
Beck is too successful for most stations. They don't get paid as much and can't charge anymore for commercials.
Beck's show is about 75% commercials.
Just because Beck is mostly correct about world events doesn't make him any less of a huckster. Gold line, safes, shaving enhancer, sponsor this hour, read my new book, see my new show. Tonight I'm going to tell you about and so forth. 10 minutes of content spread out over hours.

Posted by: analysis at November 04, 2015 07:32 AM (I0sxh)

80 So the new gubner and lt. gubner of KY are both Tea Party activists, and proud of it.

hmmmm. Tell me again about the death of the Tea Party, because the voters in KY obviously didn't get the message.

*It usually means there's a glitch in the Matrix*

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 04, 2015 07:33 AM (gyKtp)

81 "Beck's show is about 75% commercials."

They're all about 75% commercials and they all suck.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 04, 2015 07:34 AM (u5gzz)

82 Prayers and good vibes to MPPPP. Hope all goes well.

Posted by: Gem at November 04, 2015 07:35 AM (c+gwp)

83 So is this indicative of something larger, like statewide dissatisfaction with McConnell?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 07:36 AM (GMIOa)

84 The VA GOPe tried to force feed one of their hellspawn to us in VA, Conservatives puked - stayed home and the Dims picked up a seat.

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 07:38 AM (ztOda)

85 I move to KY and we get a conservative governor. ;-)

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 04, 2015 07:39 AM (t5zYU)

86 So is this indicative of something larger, like statewide dissatisfaction with McConnell?

Some was saying in the DD thread last night that it wasn't because of lowish voter turnout or something. He may have been right or wrong, I was watching the Texas amendment votes instead.

Posted by: Lumpy at November 04, 2015 07:39 AM (y/bte)

87 "Conservatives puked - stayed home and the Dims picked up a seat. "

So you are saying it was a win-win situation for the gopE?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at November 04, 2015 07:40 AM (WVsWD)

88 Tim, basically. It meant nothing for control of the State House, actually dropped the GOPe vote in the Caucus for various leadership positions - so it might be a net positive.

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 07:41 AM (ztOda)

89 "Bevin won despite the fact that some Republicans feared he didn't make inroads with the GOP establishment in the state."

Link in nick.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 04, 2015 07:43 AM (t5zYU)

90 >>>>So is this indicative of something larger, like statewide dissatisfaction with McConnell?
.
.
.No. It mostly boiled down to how the Teachers Retirement fund shortfall was going to be addressed and IMO Bevin won on that. Conway wanted to raise taxes and maintain the status quo for Teachers and Bevin wants to move all new Teacher hires to Social Security and a matching 401K retirement. He would also move all State workers into 401k plans for retirement.

I don't think it will happen as Democrats control the House, but it is a start.

I agree with Bevin, it needs to be changed and State employees and Teachers need to be put in the same retirement pool as everyone else.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 04, 2015 07:43 AM (iONHu)

91 Morning horde.

Prayers up MPPP.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 04, 2015 07:44 AM (CEOvT)

92 CNN says the Russian Airbus that crashed the other day had a prior event in which a pilot struck it's tail against the runway while landing in Beirut in 2001. The article goes on to say small cracks can develop as a result of such a strike that can take years or decades to become serious, and then- in an instant - the plane can break up in mid-air. The tail of this plane was found five km away from the remainder of the crash site.

Posted by: MTF at November 04, 2015 07:45 AM (F7lRL)

93 MTF: JAL Flt 123. Aft pressure bulkhead failed after an improper repair. While the plane crashed ashore in the mountains near Mt. Fuji, the vertical tail was found out at sea where the catastrophic decompression occurred.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 07:48 AM (L/cgw)

94 127 days until spring training

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at November 04, 2015 07:48 AM (0O7c5)

95 Anna - JAL was 7years after the repair - which is the missing info from the CNN story

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 07:51 AM (ztOda)

96 Jean, with aircraft it is about flight cycles. How many times was that plane pressurized and depressurized. The 747 in the JAL crash was used like 757s or 717s are used in the US so it had accumulated many flight hours in those seven years.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 07:55 AM (L/cgw)

97 I would hope the maintenance/inspection teams worldwide are pulling aircraft that have had major structural work for a detailed inspection for fatigue and cracks. Personally, I like to see a policy de-rating such craft for passenger service.

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 07:55 AM (ztOda)

98 It was in regular service, the economics dictate it stay in the air. So, while it may have been less than the JAL bird, the pitch count caught up with them. I bet the aircrew didn't even know about the repair.

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 07:57 AM (ztOda)

99 Votermom, just seeing your message on Good Reads. So Lauren, Christopher Taylor, V the K, and myself should take a stab at getting noticed?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 08:00 AM (L/cgw)

100 The VA GOPe tried to force feed one of their hellspawn to us in VA, Conservatives puked - stayed home and the Dims picked up a seat.

Vargas? Yeah, couldn't stand the guy. The way he got the nomination was pretty slimy too.

The guy at my door (a millennial...) was genuinely flummoxed when I said I wouldn't vote for Vargas because I don't vote for liberals.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 04, 2015 08:00 AM (eytER)

101 I made the mistake of checking PA election results. Looks like the Dems won the 3 Supreme Court seats too. Ugh.

Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 08:01 AM (cbfNE)

102 Gizmodo gun safety expert and horde of commenters critical of Ted Cruz for his blatant disregard for gun safety.

http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/hey-ted-cruz-youre-holding-your-gun-backwards-1740325931?
Posted by: @PeeteySDee at November 04, 2015 06:18 AM (B77dy)


A big ole "meh" for 3 reasons:

1) shotgun clearly unloaded - you can see into the chamber

2) Shotgun is "broken" and thus impossible to fire

3) Gizmodo is a huge libtard hangout.

They are using Gun Safety in the same way that they use "your Christian duty" as a blind for their idiotic beliefs and politics.

A short reading of the comments backs this one up.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 04, 2015 08:04 AM (KUa85)

103 59 Brian Kilmeade is just hopelessly stupid. He uses up his prepared one-liners in the first half-hour, then drools.Yet probably has three houses and four cars.


Brian "Next time, take the elevator" Kilmeade. Unbelievable that this idjit has the job he has.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 04, 2015 08:05 AM (HMt16)

104 This was to 'fix roads' although the money all went into the general fund. So what legislation have Our Betters come up with? I pause for your educated guesses. I should add that both state houses are GOP majority and GOP Governor .

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 04, 2015 07:02 AM (PHxng)

Yeah....thats some serious bullshit right there. Im looking for a voting list so I can see who needs to be shown the door. Whats another 7 cent gas tax hike

Posted by: Doom Rider at November 04, 2015 08:05 AM (ck8TA)

105 MPPP

One just sent up from me!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 04, 2015 08:05 AM (ftVQq)

106 Team Vargas was trolling for cash up here in Falls Church with the message we need to control the rednecks ... earned them a nice FYNQ from me.

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 08:06 AM (ztOda)

107 I worked the big Ohio election yesterday. We had a major school levy, city council, Teh Zoo tax. There was a lot of covered-mouth speculation about just what issue was drawing so many voters out, and which ones were the stoners vs which ones the teachers. I noticed in a previous vote, if you get a big rush of business right after 4:20, that's telling you something, dude.

For every full-sleeve-of tats, honestly I actually smelled Patchouli voter -- and there were a great plenty -- there were two or three females in scrubs, tight-lipped in barely contained rage. "All my relatives are for this thing," one of them couldn't help but say. "I am here to cancel them out." You can't comment.

And we a had a Chaldean. Guy had just barely escaped Saddam, said he'd never been allowed to vote in his life until he got here, has put two kids through college, and asked for a paper ballot and "bi-partisan assistance" to make sure he understood the wording of the issue(s) right so he didn't accidentally vote the wrong way. And he shook hands all around, thanking us all for the help, and for ]letting him vote (he is a citizen, and registered; there was no doubt).

I said to my presiding judge, Blue Finger Voter. And she goes huh? So I held up my index finger, and voiced the TV ad that the Kurds bought that one time, Tenk You Ameddica. Oh yeah, she says. That. I put my thumb and (blue) forefinger about a inch apart and said, "We were that close." Dusty moment, there, at the polls.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 04, 2015 08:07 AM (xq1UY)

108 Democrat GOTV people came to the front door twice yesterday trying to get my (registered Democrat) spousal unit to go vote for more evil progressives (hah to them- she's an angry Ted Cruz supporter), as redistricting had endangered a safe Democrat state house seat. I was astounded then (and am still) to see so much money and effort expended in an off-year election, and very impressed with their GOTV data gathering operation.

We are facing that operation on steroids in the upcoming general election. It's daunting.

Btw, the election for two seats (Mercer County, NJ) ended up essentially tied between four candidates. Recounts and court cases are in our immediate future, as Democrats try to find a way to ex post facto steal the election.

Posted by: MTF at November 04, 2015 08:09 AM (F7lRL)

109 6: "Gizmodo gun safety expert and horde of commenters critical of Ted Cruz for his blatant disregard for gun safety."

A lot of these "experts" go way to far overboard and down in the weeds.

Common sense escapes even these folks sometimes in their efforts to be MOAR expert than the other experts.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 04, 2015 08:13 AM (z/vX9)

110 [92]- If so why not at take off rotation. If it was up at cruise and trimmed the tail would of been about as loaded as just sitting idle on the ground. Unless it encountered a gust. Or if a crack started forward of the aft pressure bulkhead and propagated due to altitude pressure cycling.

But going steady at 30K doesn't seem like a point where this would happen. The flight profile does show a sudden short ascent followed by a rapid descent along with a massive deceleration. Catastrophic forward fuselage failure which would result in initial pitch then empennage failure and descent? No, the fuselage would of been found first. I'm leaning towards a gust encounter which initiated an undamped short period which failed the aft fuselage causing the tail to go down first. Being undamped would require a pretty severe failure of the elevator and/or tail.

Posted by: BananaDream at November 04, 2015 08:13 AM (vLk7c)

111 Just because Beck is mostly correct about world
events doesn't make him any less of a huckster. Gold line, safes,
shaving enhancer, sponsor this hour, read my new book, see my new show.
Tonight I'm going to tell you about and so forth. 10 minutes of content
spread out over hours.

Posted by: analysis at November 04, 2015 07:32 AM (I0sxh)


Lucky for you then. NPR is all news and music breaks. They only have fund drives a couple times a year.

Um, so how do you pay for the studio, uplink and employee wages, insurance and fees again? The FCC gives them to you? Or does Rainbow Dash also make radio waves as well as farting rainbows and weather?

Find us a different model and we will all get insanely rich.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 04, 2015 08:14 AM (rnQcA)

112 good morning

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Thumb Trick at November 04, 2015 08:15 AM (3ZtZW)

113 I see that the San Fransisco Sheriff who supported Sanctuary Cities lost re-election as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 08:16 AM (VPLuQ)

114
Thanks, all, for the prayers. It means a great deal to me right now.

Best site on the web, bar none.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 04, 2015 08:17 AM (X6fMO)

115 @101

Well now the residents of PA will get all the gun control they can stomach.

The Supremes were the only thing standing in the way of MOAR gun control. So they have that to look forward to.

And that sucks because PA was my fallback for when NJ elects the next DEM Governor.

The Dems will have been pent up for 8 years by Chrisite and the first things out of the gate will be massive tax hikes and copious gun control laws.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 04, 2015 08:18 AM (+OZjH)

116 Greetings Hordelings.

Prayers up, MPPPP.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 08:19 AM (LUgeY)

117 Well now that I have voted my own novel Golden Isis in the Best Thriller + Mystery category on Good Reads, time to write more of the Rome story.

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

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 08:19 AM (L/cgw)

118 I also want to congratulate KY's new Governor, Matt/Tom Bevin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 08:19 AM (zlKLQ)

119 "And we a had a Chaldean. Guy had just barely escaped Saddam, said he'd never been allowed to vote in his life until he got here, has put two kids through college, and asked for a paper ballot and "bi-partisan assistance" to make sure he understood the wording of the issue(s) right so he didn't accidentally vote the wrong way. And he shook hands all around, thanking us all for the help, and for ]letting him vote (he is a citizen, and registered; there was no doubt)."

If all the immigrants we got were like this dude, I won't worry about immigration. In fact, I'd welcome them - they'd outvote our native born idiot libtards.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at November 04, 2015 08:19 AM (P8951)

120 Banana Dream, I think the insidious nature of cracks and fatigue mean that the failure can happen at any time. The 'straw the broke the camels back' might have been on the inbound flight and the cracks took a bit to propagate, link up, and BANG.

You would have to tear down and neutron image every part close to a structural repair to make me happy.

Posted by: Jean at November 04, 2015 08:20 AM (ztOda)

121 Morning, Glories!



MP4: Pray... strength to deal with a very stressful situation and discernment to find a way out....

Some prayers are easier than others. For things, not so good. For values, always and fervently. God bless our friend and storyteller MP4.

And in this especially you also have my sympathies, as endurance and wisdom to find answers for a difficult and complicated situation have been our need, too, for many years - without finding the answers (thus far), but that's why we ask for the strength.



Prayers for my neighbors, as long as we're on the subject. Their 63yo firstborn is not expected to last the week. Parkinson's & complications, same as my cousin died from lately. These are the greatest neighbors in the world. They will need the strength and peace to deal with this.

Posted by: mindful webworker - looking for a mustard seed at November 04, 2015 08:20 AM (hTPJO)

122 Team Vargas was trolling for cash up here in Falls Church with the message we need to control the rednecks ... earned them a nice FYNQ from me.

Really?! What a jerk.

I had the volunteer tell me that Vargas has been active in "our" community for over 10 years. I said "Well, I've lived here for 15 and yet I've never heard of him."

Also, almost like magic, I was getting spam email from him via the same outfit that Tom Rust uses to send out his stupid Rust Report crap. As I said...slimy. Plus mailers and door hangers every day, but the people doing the door hangers couldn't (or wouldn't) answer even basic questions about Vargas.

I'm glad he lost.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 04, 2015 08:21 AM (eytER)

123
Watched a brit show called how the other half lives. Sheesh! Those ruskies, nigerians, and the people from the 'stan countries, piss and shit money. All from that nasty stuff, oil, that we in the west are always exploiting them for. lol

This one russian billionaire really wants to be a pop star which is funny.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 04, 2015 08:21 AM (iQIUe)

124 The idea behind not pointing a gun at anything you wouldn't want to shoot is to stay in the habit. You just never do it.

That being said if Cruz was holding the gun with the muzzle pointed at the ground in front of him he would be sweeping the interviewer's feet.

Posted by: freaked at November 04, 2015 08:22 AM (KvWlw)

125 MPPP, I have no wise words to offer that would help you deal with stress. All I can offer is my best wishes and support that you get through whatever you're going through.

We're here for you.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 04, 2015 08:22 AM (eytER)

126 San Fran Sheriff election link

http://fxn.ws/1H60YDo

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 08:23 AM (VPLuQ)

127 And prayers up for Mindweb's neighbors too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 08:23 AM (LUgeY)

128 The Supremes were the only thing standing in the way of MOAR gun control. So they have that to look forward to.

And that sucks because PA was my fallback for when NJ elects the next DEM Governor.



Pssssssst.

Texas

Posted by: rickb223 at November 04, 2015 08:23 AM (ksPsw)

129 MP4, all the best. I hope that whatever it is, you come out on the other side all right.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 04, 2015 08:25 AM (kpqmD)

130 Sorry, MPPP. Thoughts out.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 08:25 AM (zlKLQ)

131 The term you are looking for Jean is micro-fractures. Metal fatigue that starts very very small, but as the plane goes through flight cycles the cracks get bigger with every flex. Until they join to create a big enough crack to induce failure.

DeHavilland Comets and their square windows, the corners turned out to be excellent places for such micro-fractures to start.

The Hawaiian 737 that had part of its upper fuselage rip away. All the flight cycles started to fatigue the metal until failure. Passengers boarding the plane on that last flight noticed a crack.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 04, 2015 08:25 AM (L/cgw)

132 MUST SEE! POLISH SOCCER FANS UNFURL HUGE BANNER OPPOSING ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPE!!!

yep, a Must See
not kidding

http://bit.ly/1XP44jD

tearjerker warning

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 04, 2015 08:26 AM (qCMvj)

133 "And that sucks because PA was my fallback for when NJ elects the next DEM Governor.



Pssssssst.

Texas"


I'd say look west or south, my man.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 04, 2015 08:27 AM (zlKLQ)

134 70:"Our local talk radio station dropped Beck and put on Kilmeade's radio show for three hours."

I'm stuck with Medved and Prager.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 04, 2015 08:27 AM (z/vX9)

135 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

I'd like to ask any members of the Horde who pray to send one up for me. I won't go into the details, but I need strength to deal with a very stressful situation and discernment to find a way out. Many thanks.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 04, 2015 06:34 AM (X6fMO)


we're here with you
in our thoughts

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 04, 2015 08:27 AM (qCMvj)

136 And that sucks because PA was my fallback for when NJ elects the next DEM Governor. The Dems will have been pent up for 8 years by Chrisite and the first things out of the gate will be massive tax hikes and copious gun control laws.

Posted by: Kreplach
---
One possibility I've been contemplating would be to learn German,move to PA and join the Amish, though for someone named Kreplach, that could be problematic.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 08:28 AM (GMIOa)

137 That being said if Cruz was holding the gun with the muzzle pointed at the ground in front of him he would be sweeping the interviewer's feet.
Posted by: freaked at November 04, 2015 08:22 AM (KvWlw)

--

Cruz: Dance, you carpet-shagging yankee monkey!
*journomonkey hops up and down, chittering madly*

Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 08:28 AM (cbfNE)

138 Once again they got all of the polls leading up to last nights election wrong here in Kentucky.

They're not trying to get the polls right, they're trying to get the voting left.

Posted by: t-bird at November 04, 2015 08:30 AM (mxCgt)

139 yep, a Must See
not kidding

http://bit.ly/1XP44jD

tearjerker warning

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 04, 2015 08:26 AM (qCMvj)

HAHA...one of the comments...No more Polish jokes as they are smarter than our President and congress(and most euro leaders)

Posted by: Doom Rider at November 04, 2015 08:31 AM (ck8TA)

140 "And that sucks because PA was my fallback for when NJ elects the next DEM Governor."

It took 12 years of living in Maryland for this Wolverine to learn to love living in Ohio.

Posted by: V the K at November 04, 2015 08:31 AM (O7MnT)

141 Being undamped would require a pretty severe failure of the elevator and/or tail.
Posted by: BananaDream at November 04, 2015 08:13 AM (vLk7c)

I had a torsion bar catastrophicly fail moments after shutting off and exiting the truck, and this after negotiating a mountain pass and miles of national forest logging roads in freezing temps.

Brittle fracture is little understood or expected by the layperson.

Posted by: rebel flounder at November 04, 2015 08:33 AM (3dOE/)

142 Once again they got all of the polls leading up to last nights election wrong here in Kentucky.

I think the GOP may have had some sekrit internal polling that showed a different result. At the very last minute, the RNC ponied up some resources for Matt Bevin after trying to Cuccinelli him. Maybe they knew he was going to win and didn't want to look bad for opposing him.

Posted by: V the K at November 04, 2015 08:33 AM (O7MnT)

143 That being said if Cruz was holding the gun with the muzzle pointed at the ground in front of him he would be sweeping the interviewer's feet.



I'd rather it be pointed down than pointed up.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 04, 2015 08:33 AM (ksPsw)

144 HAHA...one of the comments...No more Polish jokes as they are smarter than our President and congress(and most euro leaders)
Posted by: Doom Rider at November 04, 2015 08:31 AM (ck8TA)


It reminds me of the huge million strong Tea Party event - the depth of patriotism in our country brought me to tears.

America used to lead, and now it's Poland steering us to the truth? Sad days.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 04, 2015 08:34 AM (qCMvj)

145 I once talked with a gun-phobic friend. I put a .38 snub and a tire iron on a coffee table between us. I demonstrated how the unloaded revolver worked, opened the action, and placed it on the table.

"Which of these tools is now more dangerous?"

"The gun."

"Please explain to me how it is that the gun is more dangerous than the tire iron."

"You know. You're just being a dick."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 04, 2015 08:34 AM (u5gzz)

146 In little known news, Ohio did pass a new motto. "Ohio! We're 66% dumb as fuck".

Posted by: OP at November 04, 2015 08:34 AM (TzeLs)

147 They're not trying to get the polls right, they're trying to get the voting left.
Posted by: t-bird
---
That can be a blunder. Overstating a Dem lead can not only demoralize the right into staying home. It can make the left complacent & they do the same.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 04, 2015 08:35 AM (GMIOa)

148 "It took 12 years of living in Maryland for this Wolverine to learn to love living in Ohio."

It took about 12 minutes of being stationed in Maryland for me to reconfirm that my happy ass belongs much further south of the Mason Dixon line.


Just moving all the big pieces around to allow for that move.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 08:35 AM (VPLuQ)

149 I think the GOP may have had some sekrit internal polling that showed a different result. At the very last minute, the RNC ponied up some resources for Matt Bevin after trying to Cuccinelli him. Maybe they knew he was going to win and didn't want to look bad for opposing him.
Posted by: V the K at November 04, 2015 08:33 AM (O7MnT)


I believe this, unfortunately. He's running against the GOPe.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 04, 2015 08:35 AM (qCMvj)

150 Hugs and prayers, MPPP.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 04, 2015 08:36 AM (nXeSu)

151 And the fucking left owns Colorado, with its vote-by-mail thing, which turned voting day into voting month, and students into door to door fraudsters.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at November 04, 2015 08:36 AM (fAMNc)

152

errands to run...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 04, 2015 08:36 AM (qCMvj)

153 I don't really understand the PA results. In my county the Republcans won EXCEPT for the top of the ballot with SC judges. WTH?
Was it ads?
Was it Bob Casey robocalling for one of them?
Scratching my head here.

Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 08:37 AM (cbfNE)

154 Reinventing Preibus tweeted a self-congratulatory message about electing KYs first black Lt Gov.

Bite me, Reince.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 04, 2015 08:37 AM (t5zYU)

155 >>"You know. You're just being a dick."

Well, don't leave us hanging.

Which one did you hit him with?

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 04, 2015 08:37 AM (nXeSu)

156 Oh, and best wishes MP4. Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: rebel flounder at November 04, 2015 08:37 AM (3dOE/)

157 Reince not reinventing. Stupid autocucumber

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 04, 2015 08:38 AM (t5zYU)

158 Stringer Davis: Howard Carter told the BBC all about it... I bought an LP of the interview...

If that isn't already online at the BBC (and a verylight cursory search didn't show anything), get that LP digitized & post it, m'kay?

: }

Posted by: mindful webworker - digitally archive everything! at November 04, 2015 08:39 AM (hTPJO)

159 "Which one did you hit him with?"

Ha, I didn't hit her. I think she recognized her irrationality, though.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 04, 2015 08:40 AM (u5gzz)

160 "I think she recognized her irrationality, though."

Unpossible.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 08:42 AM (VPLuQ)

161 "Nukes on the Road!"

You'd rather have them in the air? And precisely what difference would a couple of thousand feet make?

Posted by: Uncle Jed at November 04, 2015 08:44 AM (OmBeX)

162 >> Stupid autocucumber

Y'all are so mean.

Posted by: Otto Kukumber at November 04, 2015 08:44 AM (nXeSu)

163 However, voters not understanding what Leftists do, voted for the bi-partisan state redistricting committee.

--

Is this where Democrats want to redraw the districts strongly in their favor, and the Republicans go, "why of course, yes because...bipartisan!" ?

Kudos to the new KY gov. Gives me a fraction of a scintilla of a smidgeon of hope. And same for Ohio and the down twinkles on pot. I'm from the Buckeye state and glad to see it hasn't devolved into a total morass of stupidness.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at November 04, 2015 08:45 AM (pVkEV)

164 Polish soccer fans are smarter than the average politician.

Who knew?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 08:46 AM (LUgeY)

165 163: "I'm from the Buckeye state and glad to see it hasn't devolved into a total morass of stupidness."

Then please do explain Kasich and Boner.

(Just some good natured ribbing.)

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 04, 2015 08:47 AM (z/vX9)

166 Apparently I went to high school with McPike and he was a year behind me. Have no recollection of him whatsoever though.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 04, 2015 08:47 AM (fWAjv)

167 This is hilarious in a sad way:

Coming soon to your Walmart's DVD Bargain Bin!


FRANK3N5T31N

"Man is the True Monster"



I guess with the lame-ass number spelling,

this is some kind of hipster version of Frankenstein.


Looking forward to a goateed monster wearing a pork pie hat, ironically drinking PBR, and getting consent for stranglings-

"May I put my left hand around your throat?"





Posted by: naturalfake at November 04, 2015 08:48 AM (KUa85)

168 a total morass of stupidness.
Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at November 04, 2015 08:45 AM (pVkEV)

That is a registered trademark. You'll be hearing from our lawyers.

Posted by: Socialist Republic of Seattle at November 04, 2015 08:49 AM (3dOE/)

169 Me on front page of Ricochet again... yay!

https://ricochet.com/ so-much-wonderful-failure-on-election-night/

Posted by: V the K at November 04, 2015 08:49 AM (O7MnT)

170 16
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

I'd like to ask any members of the Horde who pray to send one up for me. I won't go into the details, but I need strength to deal with a very stressful situation and discernment to find a way out. Many thanks.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 04, 2015 06:34 AM (X6fMO)

I'm late to the blog, but praying for you friend.

Posted by: Moki at November 04, 2015 08:49 AM (x303I)

171 MP4, prayers and good wishes

Posted by: FCF at November 04, 2015 08:50 AM (kejii)

172 Me on front page of Ricochet again... yay!


Luv the Spock funneh.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 08:51 AM (LUgeY)

173 Why, for the love of god, do republicans let the democrats ignore Article 2, Clause 4 of the Constitution?

"The Congress may determine the time of [choosing] the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same across the United States."

Elections need to be held on one day, with all voting occurring on that day, in person, unless there are compelling physical reasons for a written or proxy vote. No other method makes sense or is constitutional.

Posted by: jwest at November 04, 2015 08:52 AM (Zs4uk)

174 >>>> I'm from the Buckeye state and glad to see it hasn't devolved into a total morass of stupidness.
.
.
.Give it time, my idiot brother still lives there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 04, 2015 08:52 AM (iONHu)

175 In the interests of accuracy, the Michigan vehicle registration fee went up 20%, not 40%. Woopee
The GOP house vote was 55-52; senate was 20-18. Gov can't wait to sign. Our Betters. 7.3 cent rise in regular gas tax was added to 19 cents - diesel at +11 cents. (With automatic inflation increases). And oh yes, increasing the income tax credit. And oh yes, public transit gets a chunk.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 04, 2015 08:52 AM (dQJCS)

176 "Which one did you hit him with?"

Ha, I didn't hit her. I think she recognized her irrationality, though.



Should have hit her with the tire iron.
Stupidity like that should be painful.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 04, 2015 08:54 AM (ksPsw)

177 BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 08:23 AM (LUgeY)

Appreciated, BB.

Lugey??

Posted by: mindful webworker - exactly imprecise at November 04, 2015 08:55 AM (hTPJO)

178 The GOPe loses to the Teaparty in Kentucky. Ain't that a shame. Hope flourishes.

Posted by: maddogg at November 04, 2015 08:55 AM (xWW96)

179 Every time I hear some Republican candidate, Jeb in particular but there are others, talk about "fixing" Washington and/or the political process I cringe. Like our immigration systems, the problem is not that it is broken . It is that it is being vandalized by and out-of control Dem party bent on perpetual, permanent political power. An even greater problem is a media that enables this and huge swath of LIV's that don't care and gladly swallow the lies they are fed. Any Republican that is running on fixing the system is either naive, too scared of the MSM to speak the truth or is a willing accomplice of the vandals.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at November 04, 2015 08:56 AM (1BQGO)

180 Got to hear a dumb VA GOP delegate on the radio this morning talking about the GOPe's failures in NoVA.

He said all the districts are gerrymandered so running there is very difficult.

I kept wanting the radio host to ask how they are gerrymandered out of the GOP's reach if the GOP has had control of the state legislature for the past umpteen years. Makes no sense to me.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 04, 2015 08:56 AM (PFy0L)

181 Reading reactions regarding the utter defeat of HERO.

First off, schadenboner.


Second, WTF happened to us that this is actually a damn issue?!?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 04, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)

182
Wasn't Vargas the mean kid in A Christmas Story?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 04, 2015 08:59 AM (HSmrB)

183 The GOPe loses to the Teaparty in Kentucky. Ain't that a shame. Hope flourishes.

--

Yep, and it warms the cold, cold cockles of my heart knowing Mitch "we're gonna crush the Tea Party" McTurtle is a wee bit anguished today.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at November 04, 2015 08:59 AM (pVkEV)

184 MP4, if you're still around, sending heartfelt prayers to you.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at November 04, 2015 09:01 AM (pVkEV)

185 Lugey??

Um, yeah, about that. Please to be using the soft "G" sound so to associate with Cool Runnings and not the other thingy.

Pixy's hamsters work in strange and mysterious ways.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 09:01 AM (LUgeY)

186 At some point, does the GPOe go "DaFuqua?"?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 04, 2015 09:02 AM (VPLuQ)

187 So the Dems are down to what, 18 governors? 17?

I need to know for gloating purposes.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at November 04, 2015 09:02 AM (CoX6k)

188 In other news, China is cheating on a CO2 climate pledge that they haven't even signed yet. They are burning 17% more coal than they told everyone according to the NYT. I ask, who could have seen that one coming?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 04, 2015 09:02 AM (iONHu)

189 186: "At some point, does the GPOe go "DaFuqua?"?"

No. They will just determine that they aren't kicking us in the nether-regions enough.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 04, 2015 09:03 AM (z/vX9)

190 artisanal 'ette: POLISH SOCCER FANS UNFURL HUGE BANNER OPPOSING ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPE!!! ...
http://bit.ly/1XP44jD ...


That banner really is 'uuuuuge! And the message is clear as can be, except perhaps to iggerant mericans.

Doom Rider: No more Polish jokes...

I haven't tolerated a Polish joke since Lech and the Pope started the destruction of the Soviet Union.

Little Moron jokes have taken on new meaning, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - smacking forehead with ice cream cone at November 04, 2015 09:03 AM (hTPJO)

191 Indianapolis mayor went from Republican to Democrat. Other Indiana cities went Democrat as well.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 04, 2015 09:04 AM (FkBIv)

192 "Second, WTF happened to us that this is actually a damn issue?!?"

That's what I was thinking too. The Left is fucking insane.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 04, 2015 09:04 AM (u5gzz)

193 "I ask, who could have seen that one coming?"

No shit

Posted by: Stevie "Let me drive" Wonder at November 04, 2015 09:04 AM (VPLuQ)

194 Noodart.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 04, 2015 09:05 AM (LUgeY)

195 Don't bring an unloaded .38 revolver to a tire iron fight.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 04, 2015 09:05 AM (SAuZ1)

196 We Chinese, we play joke, we make CO2 by burning coke.

Posted by: China at November 04, 2015 09:05 AM (3dOE/)

197 I'm stuck with Medved and Prager.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 04, 2015 08:27 AM (z/vX9)


When I am stuck with that choice I turn to the Russian station. I don't speak Russian, but it doesn't enrage me during my commute.

Oh, and the Hebrew Nation station too. Those are darned nice people.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 04, 2015 09:06 AM (rnQcA)

198 My timing is impeccable.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 04, 2015 09:07 AM (SAuZ1)

199 Seamus Muldoon: Don't bring an unloaded .38 revolver to a tire iron fight.

Heh.

Posted by: mindful webworker :) at November 04, 2015 09:07 AM (hTPJO)

200 Drudge showing Heb! down to 4%. And here I just got a flying in the mail yesterday from his campaign about his proven conservatism. I'm actually starting to feel sorry for him. Well, just a little...

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at November 04, 2015 09:07 AM (pVkEV)

201 flying=flyer duh

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at November 04, 2015 09:07 AM (pVkEV)

202 "In other news, China is cheating on a CO2 climate pledge that they haven't even signed yet."

All the more reason he US must show leadership by further cutting our standard of living and forking over billions to corrupt third world govts. to help cope with rising sea levels.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at November 04, 2015 09:09 AM (1BQGO)

203 A young (at the time) friend of ours surprised his girlfriend when she was bent over the trunk of her car.

She had a tire iron, and he ended up in the hospital.

It is one of his favorite stories.

Posted by: Trudy at November 04, 2015 09:17 AM (LDjgj)

204 "Nukes on the Road!"



You'd rather have them in the air? And precisely what difference would a couple of thousand feet make?
Posted by: Uncle Jed at November 04, 2015 08:44 AM (OmBeX)


I understand it is a matter of fall out and blast effect. A ground-burst muffles part of the blast in digging a giant pot-hole, and there is some interference in the propagation due to reflected blast interfering with the shock wave.

but, I am in no ways a specialist in this matter.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 04, 2015 09:18 AM (rnQcA)

205 MTF and Anna Puma, the USAF was flying Rivet Amber (a KC-135 variant) from Alaska to the States to repair a tail crack when she was lost over the Pacific. They never found her or her crew, and the best theory is that she disintegrated. The story still terrifies me, given what my husband does.

Posted by: pookysgirl at November 04, 2015 09:19 AM (K27gs)

206 153 I don't really understand the PA results. In my county the Republcans won EXCEPT for the top of the ballot with SC judges. WTH?
Was it ads?
Was it Bob Casey robocalling for one of them?
Scratching my head here.
Posted by: @votermom at November 04, 2015 08:37 AM (cbfNE)

Many PA voters aren't voting top of the GOP ticket by default anymore. I know I didn't.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at November 04, 2015 09:22 AM (NJNiG)

207 Makes no sense to me.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 04, 2015 08:56 AM (PFy0L)

They protect GOP seats by creating high-population Democrat seats. The dam voting areas you exclude from GOP districts have to somewhere.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at November 04, 2015 09:27 AM (NJNiG)

208 You have nothing to fear with the loch Ness monster in the white house.

Posted by: Brian Williams at November 04, 2015 10:18 AM (doEgs)

209 MPPP, sent up ferent prayers for you. He has plans of welfare not of evil.

Have to admit I stumbled when I asked for peace and guidance for um...er...ah...Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing. I would like to think that Jesus smiled a compassionate smile.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at November 04, 2015 11:09 AM (OX/o7)

210 Fervent

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at November 04, 2015 11:10 AM (OX/o7)

211 Medved I can't stand anymore. I still love Prager though.

Posted by: thathalfrican at November 04, 2015 11:35 AM (XqCOV)

212 Prayers for MPPP.

God bless, Amen.

Posted by: ExPatPatriot at November 04, 2015 04:57 PM (IEpcU)

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