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George Inness, "In the Berkshires" (c. 184

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:31 AM




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1 Pretty.

Posted by: HH at November 24, 2015 09:32 AM (DrCtv)

2 3rd?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 24, 2015 09:32 AM (ZdSzs)

3 Ohhh that is lovely.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 09:32 AM (mf5HN)

4 Quite vivid.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 24, 2015 09:34 AM (326rv)

5 Peaceful, until the thermonuclear device went off in the distance.

Posted by: Colin at November 24, 2015 09:34 AM (jgwYl)

6 Fire in the East.
Might be Washington this time.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 09:35 AM (Ymx+z)

7 Very nice pitcher. Me likey.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 09:35 AM (/Ho8c)

8 @j___eraghty: We cannot be a party or a movement that gets its understanding of the world from chain-e-mails from Uncle Leo.

https://t.co/taKwse0cgW

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 24, 2015 09:36 AM (t5zYU)

9 gorgeous

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:37 AM (xpPRn)

10 Very nice pitcher. Me likey.


Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 09:35 AM (/Ho8c)




Barry: I love a good pitcher!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 09:37 AM (493sH)

11 Big Implant case went great...So I am in a good mood.

hey I see hector thinks ISIS is our Ally because they drive Toyotas? So does that make Japan ISIS?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 09:38 AM (gf8BH)

12 the tree in the forefront is so real, look at the definition of the leaves.

anyway, love , love this one.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:38 AM (xpPRn)

13 Cave troll, on the left. Under the crevasse

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 24, 2015 09:38 AM (UPYPp)

14 Oh, so very very mimsy!

That's a portrait of my ancestor Borogrove the Horse Thief.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 09:38 AM (1xUj/)

15 hands spiked tea to alex. it might become a morningish to need it. (again)

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:39 AM (xpPRn)

16 In the Berkshires e.g. Western MA.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 09:39 AM (t2KH5)

17 Big Implant case went great...So I am in a good mood.


Do you really think she has the frame for D's? I think set of C's would be more natural looking and still do enough to boost her self-esteem.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 09:40 AM (1xUj/)

18 That's a portrait of my ancestor Borogrove the Horse Thief.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 09:38 AM (1xUj/)

with hashish hidden in travel bags.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:41 AM (xpPRn)

19
That teamster's name is "Hathaway".

Amirite?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2015 09:41 AM (BK3ZS)

20 Amazing photo of that russian plane being shot down on drudge ...

Posted by: E.T. at November 24, 2015 09:41 AM (yq4gk)

21
Good sniper terrain.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 24, 2015 09:42 AM (gwpf+)

22 How can someone sit for days painting something like that? I used to dabble in painting but nothing that complex.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 09:42 AM (t2KH5)

23 Great place for an ambush.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 09:44 AM (kpqmD)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2015 09:44 AM (BK3ZS)

25 Amazing photo of that russian plane being shot down on drudge ...


They just had video and some amazing stills on CNN. It's amazing how advanced and how distributed photography technology has become.

In the old days, maybe you didn't come back. These days if you get shot down over an active war zone there's high def coverage from multiple angles.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 09:44 AM (1xUj/)

26
Not one hundred yards down the road, they encountered the Great Ferret Migration of 1848.

The carnage was terrible to behold

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2015 09:45 AM (BK3ZS)

27 Are we in Turkey or Syria?

Aww, hell, who cares.

*shoots people in painting*

Posted by: Turkish fighter pilot at November 24, 2015 09:46 AM (VAsIq)

28 What I find bad about that Turkish shoot down of the Russian jet is that Turkish forces opened fire on the pilots as they were descending and killed them needlessly.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 09:47 AM (t2KH5)

29 Subtitle: Where Did the Wagon Go?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 09:48 AM (LUgeY)

30 so we run out of ammo to attack oil convoys of ISIS

but Turkey, with aircraft we make and ammo we provide, has enough to shoot down a Russian fighter

where was Turkey before this

why arent they bombing ISIS

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:49 AM (zOTsN)

31
That glow over the hills to the left?

Russian ships in the Hudson River firing cruise missiles at ISIS or Shrillary burning incriminating DoS emails at Chappaqua

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2015 09:49 AM (BK3ZS)

32 *looks at trees contentedly*

Posted by: Bob Ross at November 24, 2015 09:49 AM (VAsIq)

33 15 hands spiked tea to alex. it might become a morningish to need it. (again)
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:39 AM (xpPRn)


I wish I had baileys for my coffee. It would be so, so good!

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 09:49 AM (lIU4e)

34 This one is quite pretty. Serene. Tranquil.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 09:50 AM (2x3L+)

35 where was Turkey before this

why arent they bombing ISIS

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:49 AM (zOTsN)

they were busy hitting the kurds. and buying isis oil.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:50 AM (xpPRn)

36 The painting is how I imagined the Berkshires would have looked before the advent of modern transportation.

A mangled incomprehensible mess of insanity, where unthinkable whispers of horror await.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (LXJ1e)

37 Soon they'll be dreamlike on account of that frostin'.

Posted by: James Taylor, not going to Paris this time at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (SCcgT)

38 lea, that does sound lovely.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (xpPRn)

39 Vic where did you see that they shot them as they parachuted down

thats a violation of the Geneva convention, not that anybody cares

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (zOTsN)

40 Nice pitchur, RDB.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (LUgeY)

41
They are reporting both Russian pilots were killed by Turkey.

Didnt ISIS blow up a lot of Turks a few months ago by planting bombs at a rally?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (iQIUe)

42 too think it was possible to kill isis in its cradle when they were killing and enslaving the yazidis back in the day.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:53 AM (xpPRn)

43 Forty-first!

Posted by: Prince Fredo Charles at November 24, 2015 09:53 AM (9krrF)

44 They shot the pilot/s on their way down? That's just gratuitous killing to no real purpose. Wonder if that was under orders or just a bunch of over-excited Turk troops on the ground.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2015 09:53 AM (2cS/G)

45 its a war crime to soot at anyone who is parachuting down from a disabled aircraft unless they are a paratrooper

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:53 AM (zOTsN)

46 Sock off!

In my defense, I was only off by two.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 09:53 AM (9krrF)

47 thunderb on drudge

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:54 AM (xpPRn)

48 Work it out with a sidewinder.

Posted by: The Constipated Mathematician at November 24, 2015 09:54 AM (msVAP)

49 They are reporting both Russian pilots were killed by Turkey.

I would invoke the 24 hour rule, but this has the potential to blow up quickly.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 09:54 AM (9krrF)

50
My screen just went all pointellist on refresh -- WTH?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2015 09:54 AM (BK3ZS)

51 its a war crime to soot at anyone who is parachuting down from a disabled aircraft unless they are a paratrooper

I wonder how they'd enforce that?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 09:54 AM (LUgeY)

52 So now Lea, willow, and alex have become morning drinkers. And they were doing hash last night.

You Morons should be ashamed of yourselves for corrupting them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 09:54 AM (1xUj/)

53 lea, that does sound lovely.
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (xpPRn)


It's butterscotch! Probably that's frowned on at work (although I doubt my boss would report me

The picture is gorgeous, btw.

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 09:55 AM (lIU4e)

54 but the drudge headlines also indicate one pilot in syrian hands, while other says both shot dead.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 09:55 AM (xpPRn)

55 Why would they murder the pilots bc it was indeed murder.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 09:56 AM (iQIUe)

56 I don't think even the Turks would shoot helpless pilots on the silk, unless at total war.

Posted by: maddogg at November 24, 2015 09:56 AM (xWW96)

57 So now Lea, willow, and alex have become morning drinkers. And they were doing hash last night.

You Morons should be ashamed of yourselves for corrupting them.


Will that be a vodka enema, or heroin to the eyeball for you this morning?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 09:56 AM (9krrF)

58 if it canbe shown that the pilots were shot and perhaps killed as they parachuted down it is a violation of the Geneva Convention of 1949 and a war crime. Russia will punish Turkey for this

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:56 AM (zOTsN)

59 if it canbe shown that the pilots were shot and perhaps killed as they parachuted down it is a violation of the Geneva Convention of 1949 and a war crime.

Not to mention a very convenient out for NATO and the US.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 09:57 AM (9krrF)

60 So, whose side are we supposed to be on? This is confusing. I'm going with the Russians. Turkish men smell bad. They have bad B.O. and smell like cheap cigarettes

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 09:57 AM (2x3L+)

61 It's butterscotch! Probably that's frowned on at work (although I doubt my boss would report me

Chocolate is company policy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 09:57 AM (LUgeY)

62 I would rather we stick to the facts. [re. Trump's laughing at Benghazi ad]
I'm guessing the Trump ad is meant to be allegorical and not literal. (Carried over from the morning thread.)

Posted by: andycanuck at November 24, 2015 09:58 AM (xodPA)

63 Well chosen, rdb!

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 24, 2015 09:58 AM (E5UB0)

64 Has Obama been briefed yet?
Was this in his daily intelligence briefing?

Obama and Putin get along so well together that Shirley they can find a peaceful resolution to this international incident.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 09:58 AM (Ymx+z)

65 I hope Putin nukes the shit out of Turkey.

Fuck it, somebody's got to kill the Muzzies.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 24, 2015 09:58 AM (u5gzz)

66 So, whose side are we supposed to be on?

Is it too much to ask that both sides lose?

/Turks out of Anatolia!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 09:58 AM (9krrF)

67
The Bear will have the Dardenelles well in hand by Christmas.

The Barky will have Reggie well in hand, as usual.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2015 09:58 AM (BK3ZS)

68 if the pilots were shot and or killed onthe way down, Turkey will claim the Turkmen anti assad fighters in Syria did it and not their military.

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:59 AM (zOTsN)

69 30:"why arent they bombing ISIS'

Might be because they are too busy bombing the Kurds.

Who, coincidentally, are the only ones actually fighting ISIS.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at November 24, 2015 09:59 AM (UPYPp)

70 "What I find bad about that Turkish shoot down of the Russian jet is that
Turkish forces opened fire on the pilots as they were descending and
killed them needlessly."

Turkmen rebels in Syria are the ones who are claiming to have killed the aircrew.

Allies of Ankara, however.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 24, 2015 09:59 AM (noWW6)

71 There's some Turkish tailors near me. Father and son. Son is a good guy and an excellent tailor. Does not smell one bit.

The russian jet was shot down over Syria. So even if it had violated Turkish airspace, it left.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 09:59 AM (iQIUe)

72 I'm guessing the Trump ad is meant to be allegorical and not literal.

More importantly, it's effective. When her subs in the media are shielding her from the truth, you might as well bludgeon her with exaggerations.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 09:59 AM (9krrF)

73 Alternate Title: The Mass Pike Just Before the First Toll Booths Went Up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2015 10:00 AM (pLwjI)

74 Has Obama been briefed yet?

Posted by: THDeering

I'm a boxers or lacy thong man.

Mostly lacy thong.

Posted by: Pres'nt Obama at November 24, 2015 10:00 AM (VAsIq)

75 Putin is not killing isis out of the goodness of his heart, He is doing so to facilitate a new hegemony in the ME by sponsoring Irans growing strength.

so if they succeed we have Iran and Russia running the show.

saying that i's still glad someone is killing Isis.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:01 AM (xpPRn)

76 What I find bad about that Turkish shoot down of the Russian jet is that Turkish forces opened fire on the pilots as they were descending and killed them needlessly.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 09:47 AM (t2KH5)

it was not Turkish forces that opened fire on them as they descended but a rebel group

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)

77 i'm*

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:02 AM (xpPRn)

78 Oh good, I can't wait to hear what Barky has to say when he inevitably chimes in on this.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 10:02 AM (2x3L+)

79 i'm*

Posted by: willow

I'm

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:02 AM (VAsIq)

80 That's a portrait of my ancestor Borogrove the Horse Thief.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 09:38 AM (1xUj/)

Slithy toves everywhere!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 24, 2015 10:02 AM (dQJCS)

81 More importantly, it's effective. When her subs in the media are shielding her from the truth, you might as well bludgeon her with exaggerations.

I'm not sure there's much in the way of exaggeration. She and the rest of TFG's clown car of an administration were probably laughing their asses of at the rest of us for thinking we swallowed the YouToob video BS.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 10:03 AM (LUgeY)

82 Morning, Glories! I seem to have totally missed the morning thread again. A little extra sleep was worth it.

Attended the neighbors' daughter's funeral yesterday morning. I was raised in the old Episcopal church, all stained glass and heavy organ music. This was a modern place with no stained glass, rock equipment on stage (thankfully not used), and I don't remember seeing a crucifix.

Lot of casual cowboy attire, and there's me in coat and tie. Was afraid I'd be mistaken for an usher. The laid-back plain-speaking preacher and service was okay. Again, though, not the kind of ceremony in which I was raised. No "hymns," but modern-ish songs. "Amazing Grace" was on the program, but it was some unrecognizable country-pop variant.

I didn't know the deceased, really. I was surprised to learn she was a great-grandmother, and a year younger than me! I'm still waiting for a grandbaby. The family filled five wide rows of seats. "Miss Vicki" was apparently deeply Christian. Preacher said she probably had "every translation" of the Bible. Heard Psalm 23 from her favorite, the "enhanced" Bible; that was... interesting. She was active in children's ministry which must be wonderful.

Altogether a good life nicely honored.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in plain sight at November 24, 2015 10:03 AM (5QyYN)

83 Oh good, I can't wait to hear what Barky has to say when he inevitably chimes in on this.

Posted by: L, Elle

Now, some will say we should destroy the earth in a nuclear conflagration over this; others will say we should stand by and do absolutely nothing; but I say we should do something else, something, um, in between those options?

Posted by: Pres'nt Obama at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (VAsIq)

84 When I was a kid, we lived next to a Korean war veteran. I remember him saying that you can get away with a lot of sins in this world, but fucking around with the Turks is not one of them. They will kill you.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (PFy0L)

85 Wait, willow just posted a comment, time for a new thread!

Heh.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (vIdH4)

86 fine,
I'm*

Mr Ferguson, made me correct the red ink on screen

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (xpPRn)

87 i'm*

In Alabama it was correct the first time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (LUgeY)

88 39
Vic where did you see that they shot them as they parachuted down



thats a violation of the Geneva convention, not that anybody cares

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (zOTsN)

It as in that article at Drudge.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (t2KH5)

89 scribbles on margins.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:05 AM (xpPRn)

90 Hollande is meeting with ubama today to discuss sharing intel on islamic terrorists. Does Hollande realize who he's talking to, I wonder?

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2015 10:05 AM (b+df9)

91 Did Turkey think this was an ISIS or Kurdish fighter jet ? S/

Why not scramble your own jets and warn away this airspace intrusion before shooting. It very well could have been a US fighter. There are no active enemies of Turkey that has fighter capability. Shooting served no purpose whatsoever .

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:06 AM (FCAbp)

92 @84

Odd that. It was also said about the Koreans in Vietnam back in the day when we were in Vietnam.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:06 AM (Ymx+z)

93 fine,
I'm*

Mr Ferguson, made me correct the red ink on screen

Posted by: willow

No, I thought we were just associating ourselves with symbols, and you are a star.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:07 AM (VAsIq)

94 Vic where did you see that they shot them as they parachuted down


thats a violation of the Geneva convention, not that anybody cares

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 09:51 AM (zOTsN)

It as in that article at Drudge.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 10:04 AM (t2KH5)



Fox Business also reported that. But said it was the Turkman Brigade in Syria that said it shot at the pilots.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:07 AM (493sH)

95 The article did say Turkmen shot them and I assumed that was Turkish forces.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 10:08 AM (t2KH5)

96 "Heard Psalm 23 from her favorite, the 'enhanced' Bible; that was... interesting."

::: types :::

::: deletes :::

Sticking with the King James version.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 24, 2015 10:08 AM (noWW6)

97 Barack Obama is an Islam Denier.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 10:08 AM (ppaKI)

98 AP, Wash DC -- President Obama tweets "Nice video @CharlieSheen. Want to bring it to the White House?"

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 10:08 AM (3ZtZW)

99 Hollande is meeting with ubama today to discuss sharing intel on islamic terrorists. Does Hollande realize who he's talking to, I wonder?


Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2015 10:05 AM (b+df9)




Barry: Intel? I don't got no intel? I don't need no stinkin' intel!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:09 AM (493sH)

100 Why not scramble your own jets and warn away this airspace intrusion before shooting. It very well could have been a US fighter. There are no active enemies of Turkey that has fighter capability. Shooting served no purpose whatsoever .
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:06 AM (FCAbp)

they knew exactly where the plane was from...Russian has been repeatedly violating Turkish Airspace and today they were warned off, according to the reports 10 times this AM..I am not supporting the Turks on this, just laying out the facts

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:09 AM (gf8BH)

101 Ya, I'm not sure but I don't think the Muslims signed that Geneva thing. It was the Europeans who drew up the Laws of War.

The Turkmen spokesman seemed to be saying that if you bomb our village, we keeel you. But that might have been something lost in translation.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:10 AM (Ymx+z)

102 Turkmen are an ethnic group. Tons of Turkmen in Syria, northern Iraq, Uzbekistan, Kazsickstan

family, with similar interests

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:10 AM (zOTsN)

103 Good sniper terrain.

===

Art for Artillerymen

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 10:10 AM (3ZtZW)

104 In the Valley of Rape

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at November 24, 2015 10:10 AM (0x/TW)

105 The article did say Turkmen shot them and I assumed that was Turkish forces.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 24, 2015 10:08 AM (t2KH5)


No a rebel group..It's one big cluster fuck over there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (gf8BH)

106 Just so I understand the situation - some Turkish assholes shot down some Russian assholes while they trying to bomb some Turkmen assholes while pretending they were bombing some ISIS assholes but are actually allied with Syrian regime assholes. Jesus, pass the Tylenol.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (ppaKI)

107 i haven't heard anything lately about Egypt, Jordon, are they working behind the scenes and with whom?

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (xpPRn)

108
H.M. EMBASSY
MOSCOW

Lord Pembroke
The Foreign Office
London

6th April 1943

My Dear Reggie,

In these dark days man tends to look for little shafts of light that spill from Heaven. My days are probably darker than yours, and I need, my God I do, all the light I can get. But I am a decent fellow, and I do not want to be mean and selfish about what little brightness is shed upon me from time to time. So I propose to share with you a tiny flash that has illuminated my sombre life and tell you that God has given me a new Turkish colleague whose card tells me that he is called Mustapha Kunt.

We all feel like that, Reggie, now and then, especially when Spring is upon us, but few of us would care to put it on our cards. It takes a Turk to do that.

(Signed)

Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr,
H.M. Ambassador.

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (iQIUe)

109 I'm not sure that James Taylor alone has the chops to defuse this situation in Turkey. Obama may need to call in Carol King and Carly Simon for backup.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (/tuJf)

110 Why not scramble your own jets and warn away this airspace intrusion before shooting. It very well could have been a US fighter. There are no active enemies of Turkey that has fighter capability. Shooting served no purpose whatsoever .
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:06 AM (FCAbp)

they knew exactly where the plane was from...Russian has been repeatedly violating Turkish Airspace and today they were warned off, according to the reports 10 times this AM..I am not supporting the Turks on this, just laying out the facts
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Incirlik is probably where these Turkish planes flew out of

and where our planes flew out of

Its a NATO base, and the Turks let us run it, but its there place

I imagine things are very tense there today

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (zOTsN)

111 Does Charlie kiss his mother with that mouth? Would she let him, after this?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (E5UB0)

112 their place. mohr coffee

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (zOTsN)

113 Just so I understand the situation - some Turkish assholes shot down some Russian assholes while they trying to bomb some Turkmen assholes while pretending they were bombing some ISIS assholes but are actually allied with Syrian regime assholes. Jesus, pass the Tylenol.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (ppaKI)

Pretty fuckin good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (gf8BH)

114 The Bear will have the Dardenelles well in hand by Christmas.

===

Yeah, no. Ever been there? It'd be like shootin fish in the proverbial barrel.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (3ZtZW)

115 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:09 AM (gf8BH)

If Russia had been warned as you indicated had been reported ( who knows if accurate) , then I understand the shooting and not as concerned with a Putin escalation.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (FCAbp)

116 Has Trump weighed in yet on this situation? Lol. That's all that matters.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (2x3L+)

117 Two points on Russkie jet:

A: Reports of pilots shot on descent are from social media; allegation is that it was Syrian Turkmen on the ground; evidence is one pilot dead, one missing; 24 hour rule.

ii: This map appears to be a legit radar tracking of both the Turkish and Russian jets. The flight path of the Russian jet just nicks a bit of Turkish territory that juts into Syria, like that silly piece of MA that's in CT.

http://bit.ly/1SZZ1cO

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (1xUj/)

118 AP, Wash DC -- President Obama tweets "Nice video @CharlieSheen. Want to bring it to the White House?"
Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 10:08 AM (3ZtZW)

that I cannot tell if this is fact or fiction is an indication how crazy things are now.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:13 AM (xpPRn)

119 Just so I understand the situation - some Turkish assholes shot down some Russian assholes while they trying to bomb some Turkmen assholes while pretending they were bombing some ISIS assholes but are actually allied with Syrian regime assholes. Jesus, pass the Tylenol.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (ppaKI)



Barry: Had I known there were so many assholes involved I would have gotten into this earlier! *squeal*

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:13 AM (493sH)

120 We need to distinguish between turkcismen and turktransmen.

Posted by: Chazz Turkman at November 24, 2015 10:14 AM (E5UB0)

121 Sticking with the King James version.


Posted by: torquewrench

Thou art wise.

Posted by: GOD at November 24, 2015 10:14 AM (VAsIq)

122 Question: hard-core feminists teach that normal, heterosexual sex is tantamount to rape, right? OK, so then they should be against lesbians using strap-ons, dildos, vibrators, and other phallic-shaped sexual aids, right? After all, these things are just imitations of the patriarchially oppressive and rapey penis, right? In fact, any lesbian who takes feminism seriously should refuse ANY sexual activity where objects or digits are inserted into her hoohah, right?

Because rape and patriarchy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 10:14 AM (vIdH4)

123 I've spotted Warren Buffet!

There, behind the tree on the left.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2015 10:14 AM (q2o38)

124 Jesus, pass the Tylenol lube.
Fixed.

Posted by: President of USIS, B. Obama at November 24, 2015 10:15 AM (xodPA)

125 i haven't heard anything lately about Egypt, Jordon, are they working behind the scenes and with whom?
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (xpPRn)


Jordan is back on the sidelines as the midget king is more worried about his throne than anything

Egypt has it's own problems and both Israel and the US Military is worried that Muzzies may yet take over Egypt and Sisi is under constant threat of assasination even form militants in his own Military

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:15 AM (gf8BH)

126 The Turks shoot down a Russian jet fighter?


It's getting to the point I don't want to check the news every day.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 24, 2015 10:15 AM (4ErVI)

127 If they get the bodies back they should be able to tell what shot them

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:15 AM (zOTsN)

128 Jesus, pass the Tylenol.

Preferably with the cyanide in it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (kpqmD)

129 Be still.

Posted by: GOD at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (VAsIq)

130 If Russia had been warned as you indicated had been reported ( who knows if accurate) , then I understand the shooting and not as concerned with a Putin escalation.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:12 AM (FCAbp)

American Pilots in the area report hearing the warnings...Yeah but Putin is kinda unpredictable and vindictive as hell.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (gf8BH)

131 I'm not sure that James Taylor alone has the chops to defuse this situation in Turkey. Obama may need to call in Carol King and Carly Simon for backup.

There's only one man who can do the job.

Bono.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (LUgeY)

132 Nevergiveup , i have become fickle in my thinking , in The fact i was grateful for a military coup in Egypt.

how sad is this!

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (xpPRn)

133 So, Turkey also arrested an MSNBC guest as a member of ISIS. Apparently he was advocating against no fly lists.

Posted by: Iblis at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (rP2JJ)

134 What will Putin do?

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (2x3L+)

135 Just so I understand the situation - some Turkish assholes shot down some Russian assholes while they trying to bomb some Turkmen assholes while pretending they were bombing some ISIS assholes but are actually allied with Syrian regime assholes.

I'm surrounded by assholes!

Posted by: President Scroob at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (9krrF)

136 Egypt and Israek have been having private meetings with Putin in the last couple of months

writing, wall, some assembly required. Not to mention Russia's clever wooing of France during these terrible times

NATO will not fight for Turkey. Stick a fork in it, NATOs dead. And we ceded our influence in the ME and Europe to Iran and Russia

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (zOTsN)

137 "It was also said about the Koreans in Vietnam back in the day when we were in Vietnam."

Hackworth in his _Vietnam Primer_ described how American units would patrol all day in crushing Vietnamese heat and humidity with heavy rucks, and would then flop down exhausted in the late afternoon for a smoke and some chow, with many of the men snoozing. They wouldn't budge from that spot. Site preparation was minimal for overnighting it in Injun country.

The Korean units would patrol the same way and then would, in late afternoon, break out the entrenching tools and dig industriously for hours. Others felled trees and cut logs. By nightfall they had a fighting hole for every Korean (typically ROK Marines), with communicating trenches, interlocking fields of fire, and overhead protection. This was, mind you, their normal disposition for _one night_.

Charlie seldom bothered the Koreans at night.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (noWW6)

138 saying that i'm still glad someone is killing Isis.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:01 AM
~~~
Since the Pantywaist-In-Chief won't.

Posted by: socalcon at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (vHlQ5)

139 This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Fred Thompson at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (LiN1N)

140 It's getting to the point I don't want to check the news every day.

Hence the morning drinking.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (LUgeY)

141 Things have gotten so crazy that some "conservatives" would literally cross a mountain range and sail across a sea in order to vote for a Presidential candidate whose wife posed nude.

Posted by: THIS is Bizzarro World at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (Y8P5w)

142 The world is on fire. And we're stuck with TFG

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (2x3L+)

143 Nevergiveup , i have become fickle in my thinking , in The fact i was grateful for a military coup in Egypt.

how sad is this!
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (xpPRn)

No the Military Coup by Sisi was good, but there are still plenty of muzzie militants in the Egyptian Military...Shit who do you think killed Sadat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (gf8BH)

144 "In the Berkshires" is okay, but have you ever seen his "In the Birkenstocks"? Amazing, and it makes you look ironically cool.

Posted by: Hipster Art Critic at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (VAsIq)

145 I'm not sure that James Taylor alone has the chops to defuse this situation in Turkey. Obama may need to call in Carol King and Carly Simon for backup.




Barry already has the Village People at the White House. But for different reasons.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (493sH)

146 torquewrench:
::: types :::
::: deletes :::
Sticking with the King James version.


Um. Yeah, me too. Never thought Psalm 23 needed padding.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in plain clothes at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (5QyYN)

147 Question: hard-core feminists teach that normal, heterosexual sex is tantamount to rape, right? OK, so then they should be against lesbians using strap-ons, dildos, vibrators, and other phallic-shaped sexual aids, right? After all, these things are just imitations of the patriarchially oppressive and rapey penis, right? In fact, any lesbian who takes feminism seriously should refuse ANY sexual activity where objects or digits are inserted into her hoohah, right?

Because rape and patriarchy.
Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 10:14 AM (vIdH4)



Actually, yes, there is a schism about the use of phallic shaped sex toys in the context of lesbian sex and there are those who take the position that any penetration, digital or otherwise, is nothing more than a mirror of heterosexual sex and must be rejected.

Those positions (no pun intended) are, much like the Dworkin/MacKinnon rantings on heterosexual sex, batshit insane.


Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (mf5HN)

148 I'm not sure that James Taylor alone has the chops to defuse this situation in Turkey. Obama may need to call in Carol King and Carly Simon for backup.

There's only one man who can do the job.

Bono.


I'd do it, but I'm, get this, dead.

Posted by: John Lennon at November 24, 2015 10:19 AM (ZQfW9)

149 Jesus, pass the Tylenol.

Preferably with the cyanide in it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (kpqmD)

exchanges the cyanide with morphine drip for you. no checkig out, you must hang out to suffer with the rest of us.
becuz friends.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:19 AM (xpPRn)

150 Egypt and Israek have been having private meetings with Putin in the last couple of months

writing, wall, some assembly required. Not to mention Russia's clever wooing of France during these terrible times

NATO will not fight for Turkey. Stick a fork in it, NATOs dead. And we ceded our influence in the ME and Europe to Iran and Russia
Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (zOTsN)


Yup...That is what the Isolationists, Paulians, and Hectors don't understand. The cascading effect of NO American Leadership

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:19 AM (gf8BH)

151 I am so tired of hauling shit up this hill.

Posted by: Brown Horse at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (DL2i+)

152 How dare work expect me to work! I thought we had an understanding. They pretend to pay me, I pretend to work.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (hQt/L)

153 Shit who do you think killed Sadat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Some crazed Southerner who wanted slavery to live on.

Posted by: This I learned in school. at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (VAsIq)

154 alex ,and not very rewarding.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (xpPRn)

155 Cruz climbing in the Polls... Go Ted Go

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (gf8BH)

156 Hey, who walked off with my damn horse?

Posted by: The Lone Ranger at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (RU5ki)

157 The world is on fire. And we're stuck with TFG

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (2x3L+)




Barry: It's on fire and I'm flaming. So what's the problem?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (493sH)

158 I am so tired of hauling shit up this hill.




Only to have it flow back down.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (hQt/L)

159 Shit who do you think killed Sadat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Some crazed Southerner who wanted slavery to live on.
Posted by: This I learned in school. at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (VAsIq)

Don't forget the Bible and gun clinging

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:21 AM (gf8BH)

160 Forget JT, we need to drop Suzanne Vega in the middle of Syria with a guitar. Sooth the savage beasts with her songs she will.

Posted by: President, Kill Suzanne Vega Club at November 24, 2015 10:21 AM (Y8P5w)

161 I've spotted Warren Buffet!

There, behind the tree on the left.


Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2015 10:14 AM (q2o3



Fire at will

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:21 AM (493sH)

162 So Turkey is shooting down Ruskie warplanes (that's planeS) and Putin vows retaliation and an emergency NATO meeting has been called but I'm not worried. We have Obama to lead us and Kerry to act as a diplomat.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:22 AM (IWLe1)

163 Get you're reservations now for the largest gathering in Earth's History.

Coming soon to the Meggiddo Plain:


Russia
Turkey
Israel
Syria
The Islamic Caliphate
The United States
Iraq
Iran and various client groups
Egypt
and other assorted groups and hangers on.

Get your reserved seats NOW. They won't last long.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:22 AM (Xo1Rt)

164 129 Be still.
Posted by: GOD at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (VAsIq)


And grab our ankles. Yes, we know.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:22 AM (kpqmD)

165 Mmmmm. Someone brought a big batch of fresh smoked venison to work. Still warm. Damn good.

Posted by: maddogg at November 24, 2015 10:22 AM (xWW96)

166 Turkey, who has allies in Syria who were being bombed by the Russians because the Turkish allies were anti Assad rebels, warned the Russians to stop bombing the Anti Assad rebels in Syria.

The Russian bomber while turning back toward their targets in Syria may have crossed the border with Turkey long enough for Turkish F-16, we assume were piloted by Turkish Pilots and not Americans, to launch air to air missiles at the Russians who were not expecting to be shot down by the Turks.

Or something like that. It's complicated.

And, of course, these are news reports in the news media who have trusted inside sources in the United States, Turkey, Syria (both under the Assad government and rebel forces of numerous different loyalties). If there was a way to make it more complicated than that I'm sure someone will find a way to make it so.

But look at the good news. It's not monday.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (Ymx+z)

167 that I cannot tell if this is fact or fiction is an indication how crazy things are now.
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:13 AM (xpPRn)


I was thinking the exact same thing...

As I often do these days. Sigh.

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (lIU4e)

168 Fire at will

Posted by: TheQuietMan

SHIT!

Posted by: George Will at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (VAsIq)

169 Question is, is the ISIS artillery primarily from captured bases of Muslim regimes, or abandoned US equipment? If the latter, that would be additional material that could be brought to bear against the Dems in 2016.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (E5UB0)

170 i srsly cannot see a recovery of american strength , or allies recovery , even after the next election.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (xpPRn)

171 151 I am so tired of hauling shit up this hill.

Posted by: Brown Horse at November 24, 2015 10:20 AM (DL2i+)


Oh, cry me a river.

Posted by: Sisyphus at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (vIdH4)

172 Got laughing gas at the dentist yesterday...really would like some of that handy at home. Makes everything seem so pleasant and silly...

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (NOIQH)

173 Get you're reservations now for the largest gathering in Earth's History.

Coming soon to the Meggiddo Plain:


Russia
Turkey
Israel
Syria
The Islamic Caliphate
The United States
Iraq
Iran and various client groups
Egypt
and other assorted groups and hangers on.

Get your reserved seats NOW. They won't last long.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:22 AM (Xo1Rt)


fuck we could make a fortune printing up some programs so you can tell who the Players are!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (gf8BH)

174 Oh no... now a russian helicopter ...shit is gettin real

Posted by: E.T. at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (yq4gk)

175 149 Jesus, pass the Tylenol.

Preferably with the cyanide in it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (kpqmD)

exchanges the cyanide with morphine drip for you. no checkig out, you must hang out to suffer with the rest of us.
becuz friends.
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:19 AM (xpPRn)

With friends like these...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (kpqmD)

176 i srsly cannot see a recovery of american strength , or allies recovery , even after the next election.

Fundamental change?

Check and check, baby.

Posted by: Prez'nit Shit Midas at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (RU5ki)

177 Posted by: President, Kill Suzanne Vega Club

Ta Fuq?

Who hates on Susanne Vega?

She's the basis of my hipster cred. I saw her a couple of times in the Village before she even had an album out.

I was kind of mad when she broke big because she was mine.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (1xUj/)

178 Coming soon to the Meggiddo Plain:

Why bother? The fix is in...

Posted by: President Scroob at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (9krrF)

179 grabs insomniacs cyanide.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (xpPRn)

180 Sock-be-gone.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (9krrF)

181 I am so tired of hauling shit up this hill.


Only to have it flow back down.



Beats a rock

Posted by: Sisyphus at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (TQxRy)

182 is the ISIS artillery primarily from captured bases of Muslim regimes, or abandoned US equipment? If the latter, that would be additional material that could be brought to bear against the Dems in 2016.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (E5UB0)


Both

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (gf8BH)

183 Beautiful painting, rdbrewer!! Thanks

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

184 NATO will not fight for Turkey. Stick a fork in it, NATOs dead.

-
Once again, Obozo and Kerry have maneuvered into a position where no matter what we do, we're screwed.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (IWLe1)

185 Question: hard-core feminists teach that normal, heterosexual sex is tantamount to rape, right? OK, so then they should be against lesbians using strap-ons, dildos, vibrators, and other phallic-shaped sexual aids, right? After all, these things are just imitations of the patriarchially oppressive and rapey penis, right? In fact, any lesbian who takes feminism seriously should refuse ANY sexual activity where objects or digits are inserted into her hoohah, right?

Because rape and patriarchy.


I just kind of wonder if lesbians just look at themselves naked in the mirror all the time.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (PFy0L)

186 >>>
Those positions (no pun intended) are, much like the Dworkin/MacKinnon rantings on heterosexual sex, batshit insane.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (
---
You mean to tell me that some of the puns on this blog are unintentional?

Posted by: Emmie at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (PiNvr)

187 168 Fire at will

Posted by: TheQuietMan

SHIT!
Posted by: George Will at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (VAsIq)

HAH! Suck it, George! You hack!

Posted by: Bill O'Reilly at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (kpqmD)

188 With friends like these...
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (kpqmD)

call me the imperfect friend, but still...

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (xpPRn)

189 World War III, brought to you by Carl's Jr.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (ppaKI)

190 Question is, is the ISIS artillery primarily from captured bases of Muslim regimes, or abandoned US equipment? If the latter, that would be additional material that could be brought to bear against the Dems in 2016.


Posted by: Bruce Boehner

alot of it is from Northern Iraq, taken as Iraqi troops fled. Alot from Mosul

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (zOTsN)

191 Is it just me or did the rocket Bezos launched look like a giant dildo?

Someone needs to rethink that design.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (Xo1Rt)

192 Once again, Obozo and Kerry have maneuvered into a position where no matter what we do, we're screwed.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (IWLe1)


Well said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (gf8BH)

193 The world is on fire. And we're stuck with TFG

Posted by: L, Elle


And TFG has been playing with matches and fanning the flames.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (/Ho8c)

194 i srsly cannot see a recovery of american strength , or allies recovery , even after the next election.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:23 AM (xpPRn)




Prezzy Rainbows: Gay, tranny troops and women who can't really cut it. Diversity is strength!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (493sH)

195 Yesterday, Putin cemented his alliance with Iran against the rebels, even gave the Iranian Supreme Leader a gift of a Quran (talk about coals to Newcastle). So, timing.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (2cS/G)

196 Is it just me or did the rocket Bezos launched look like a giant dildo?



You too, huh? LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (hQt/L)

197 i srsly cannot see a recovery of american strength , or allies recovery , even after the next election.

America's nature has changed for the worse. It will take a generation or two just to get to the point where we're even capable of starting to regain that strength.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (9krrF)

198 The Russian bomber while turning back toward their targets in Syria may have crossed the border with Turkey long enough for Turkish F-16, we assume were piloted by Turkish Pilots and not Americans, to launch air to air missiles at the Russians who were not expecting to be shot down by the Turks.


At the risk of pimping my own comment, see the map I linked at #117.

It's a pretty bullshitty violation of airspace.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (1xUj/)

199 World War III, brought to you by Carl's Jr.

Posted by: Citizen Cake


Well, then at least WWIII will have commercials with big-breasted hotties. So there's that.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (/Ho8c)

200 If anyone needs the definitive source of what our immigration policies have done to this nation...

http://tinyurl.com/ogda2r2


Some short takes.

from 2000-2013

We took in 15 million people, not including illegals.

11pct from 1st world countries 89pct from the third world shitholes of the world.

We also took in over a million "refugges" all from the 3rd world shit holes.

Bottom line, if there is no serious alteration from our current immigration trajectory, America will literally not be America in less than 25 years.



Posted by: Kreplach at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (WVvzl)

201 Oh no... now a russian helicopter ...shit is gettin real

Posted by: E.T

they shot down a Russian helicopter?

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (zOTsN)

202 The Meggiddo Plain? Never heard of it.

As that the aircraft that Ahmed the Genius Clockboy invented?

Posted by: Charlie Rose at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (3GAnN)

203 196 Is it just me or did the rocket Bezos launched look like a giant dildo?



You too, huh? LOL.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (hQt/L)

Johnson, are you tracking this on radar?

Yes sir. It looks like a giant...

Wang! Pay attention!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (kpqmD)

204 Bottom line, if there is no serious alteration from
our current immigration trajectory, America will literally not be
America in less than 25 years.





Posted by: Kreplach


BWAAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

*rubs hands evilly*

Posted by: George Soros at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (/Ho8c)

205 It's a good thing our borders are secure.

Posted by: Emilio in Ecuador at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (Y8P5w)

206 The Bear will have the Dardenelles well in hand by Christmas.

-
And the Suez Canal by the fourth of July.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (IWLe1)

207 The Russian bomber while turning back toward their targets in Syria may have crossed the border with Turkey long enough for Turkish F-16, we assume were piloted by Turkish Pilots and not Americans, to launch air to air missiles at the Russians who were not expecting to be shot down by the Turks.


At the risk of pimping my own comment, see the map I linked at #117.

It's a pretty bullshitty violation of airspace.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (1xUj/)

Turkey was just looking for an excuse both for internal and external reasons...They still think they can rebuild the Ottoman Empire

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (gf8BH)

208 America's nature has changed for the worse. It will take a generation or two just to get to the point where we're even capable of starting to regain that strength.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:27 AM (9krrF)

cannot even imagine that unless we take over education and the media.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (xpPRn)

209 they shot down a Russian helicopter?

One of the ones supposedly engaged in S&R for the crew that ejected.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (9krrF)

210 yes..see drudge .... they poked the bear in both eyes. There will be hell to pay

Posted by: E.T. at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (yq4gk)

211 That's not the sun in the hills.

That is the Staging Area for Friday's Flaming Skulls for when the FBI announces criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for violating the Espionage Act.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (NjiZL)

212 188 With friends like these...
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (kpqmD)

call me the imperfect friend, but still...
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:26 AM (xpPRn)

Yeah, yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (kpqmD)

213 Once again, Obozo and Kerry have maneuvered into a position where no matter what we do, we're screwed.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (IWLe1)


Well said
Posted by: Nevergiveup



At some point, you'd think, "Blind broken squirrel, clock nut", but nooooooo.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (hQt/L)

214 Someone should tell all the invaders that we're soon going to be ground zero for some Iranian missile tests.

Or Russian.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:30 AM (Xo1Rt)

215 Turkey was just looking for an excuse both for internal and external reasons...They still think they can rebuild the Ottoman Empire

Turks, Persians, and Arabs, that great toxic threesome.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:30 AM (9krrF)

216 Putin said the shooting down of the Russian plane is a stab in the back. Shit meet fan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:30 AM (493sH)

217 209 they shot down a Russian helicopter?

One of the ones supposedly engaged in S&R for the crew that ejected.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (9krrF)

Oh boy. Shit may have just gotten real.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:30 AM (kpqmD)

218 They still think they can rebuild the Ottoman Empire

Vlad will be happy to rest his feet on them.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 24, 2015 10:30 AM (tQeVh)

219 they shot down a Russian helicopter?
Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (zOTsN)


"Apparently" the Rebels did.. Supposedly Turkey gave the Russians permission to try and rescue their pilots?

But who the fuck knows.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:31 AM (gf8BH)

220 At some point, you'd think, "Blind broken squirrel, clock nut", but nooooooo.

Posted by: rickb223


You know what, screw you too.

Posted by: The Spuirrel, lawyering up at November 24, 2015 10:31 AM (9krrF)

221 For Russian Festivus, Turkey shoots you! #airingofgrievences

Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 10:31 AM (tfM+W)

222 I'm surprised the Russians didn't detect they were being painted by a missile guidance radar.

Someone wasn't paying attention.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (Xo1Rt)

223 well

shit just got real

they shot down a search and rescue helicopter? with what? and RPG?


bad idea. bad bad idea. I wouldnt want to be sitting at Incirlik right now

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (zOTsN)

224 217 209 they shot down a Russian helicopter?

One of the ones supposedly engaged in S&R for the crew that ejected.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:29 AM (9krrF)

Oh boy. Shit may have just gotten real.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:30 AM (kpqmD)

Someone is pretty trigger happy...good thing top men are in charge...TOP. MEN.

Posted by: Doom Rider at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (ck8TA)

225
Just so I understand the situation - some Turkish assholes shot down some Russian assholes while they trying to bomb some Turkmen assholes while pretending they were bombing some ISIS assholes but are actually allied with Syrian regime assholes. Jesus, pass the Tylenol.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 10:11 AM (ppaKI)






Basically, the whole situation stinks.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (gwpf+)

226 220 At some point, you'd think, "Blind broken squirrel, clock nut", but nooooooo.

Posted by: rickb223

You know what, screw you too.
Posted by: The Spuirrel, lawyering up at November 24, 2015 10:31 AM (9krrF)

Will no one think of the pumpkins?!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (kpqmD)

227 Those positions (no pun intended)
Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM


Liar.

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (lIU4e)

228
US BACKED 'REBELS' DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER... drudge

..well.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:32 AM (xpPRn)

229 Be still.
Posted by: GOD at November 24, 2015 10:16 AM (VAsIq)


And grab our ankles. Yes, we know.

Posted by: Insomniac


No, no. I'm not the Muslim God, for My sake!

Posted by: GOD at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (VAsIq)

230 Oh, hey. Vic posted news in the morning thread. And I need food. Looks like I'll be leaving this thread in utterly capable hands. By which I mean the usual gang of Morons & 'ettes, o'course.

Posted by: mindful webworker - on the plains at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (5QyYN)

231 So, if radical muslims are not "muslim," that means we can kill them without being called anti-muslim, right? And their mosques are not "mosques," since they are not muslims, so we can destroy their mosques without being called anti-muslim, right?

Posted by: Logical Tom at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (Y8P5w)

232
Has Putin cooked a turkey jet yet? Or is he waiting until Thanksgiving?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (ODxAs)

233 Barry: Let's not get all wee wee'd up about this.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (493sH)

234 Bandersnatch

Ya, I saw that. My 'turning back' was 'poetic license' because the track was mostly parallel with the Turkish border except for the little tit that hangs down, that the radar track barely touches.

I could have thrown Iran, and Russia into the mix but the poetry wouldn't have rhymed as well as it did.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (Ymx+z)

235 Oh boy. Shit may have just gotten real.

Shit's been real. It's just that reality and the retards we have in charge now-a-days, they aren't exactly on speaking terms if you get my drift.

A rude awakening and a great reckoning are nearly at hand. I may burn with the rest, but I'm going to have some popcorn on my way down.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (9krrF)

236 the pilots fell into Syria, not Turkey if I am correct. Russia would nto have to get permission to do a search and rescue in Syria

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (zOTsN)

237 218 They still think they can rebuild the Ottoman Empire

Vlad will be happy to rest his feet on them.




And his ass on a throne of their skulls. Literally.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (hQt/L)

238


US BACKED 'REBELS' DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER... drudge


Vlad knows what a fuck up Gaylord is. He'd knows our 'backing' at this point just makes the rebels less competent.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 24, 2015 10:34 AM (tQeVh)

239 the pilots fell into Syria, not Turkey if I am correct. Russia would nto have to get permission to do a search and rescue in Syria
Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (zOTsN)


yes but it is still very close to the Turkish Border...And anyway I am just reporting what I have read. Don't shoot the messenger

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (gf8BH)

240 US Backed Rebels?

fffaaaawwwwwcccccckkkkkkk


what did they shoot it down with

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (zOTsN)

241 Game over, man!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (VAsIq)

242 Shit, meet fan. Fan, meet shit.
Shit. Fan. Fan. Shit.
Shit. Fan. Fan. Shit.
[Gives shit-eating gap-toothed grin.]
Shit. Fan. Fan. Shit.
Shit. Fan. Fan. Shit.

Posted by: david letterman hosting the obama awards at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (xodPA)

243 236 the pilots fell into Syria, not Turkey if I am correct. Russia would nto have to get permission to do a search and rescue in Syria

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (zOTsN)

Goes to show how close to the border they were when shot down. If your landing in a different country......

Posted by: Doom Rider at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (ck8TA)

244 yes but it is still very close to the Turkish Border...And anyway I am just reporting what I have read. Don't shoot the messenger

Posted by: Nevergiveup

*considers*
*lowers rifle*

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (VAsIq)

245 the pilots fell into Syria, not Turkey if I am correct. Russia would nto have to get permission to do a search and rescue in Syria

They might, however, have to contend with pissed-off rebels.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (9krrF)

246 [curled up in fetal position on the floor]

I'd like to teach the world to sing in prefect harmony.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (IWLe1)

247 Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:33 AM (zOTsN)

Unfortunately that area of Syria is enemy territory and a free fire zone.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (FCAbp)

248 This is only the beginning...No Leadership means everyone is on their own and some very very bad shit will happen...THIS so far is nothing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (gf8BH)

249 I don't want to live in interesting times!

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (xpPRn)

250 Barry, it's time to change out of your feety pajamas and put a suit on. You can finish your bowl of cereal later. There are some men at your office who want to ask you some questions.

Now--this is no time to throw a tantrum. If you don't stop it, I'll send you to bed without Reggie.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (3GAnN)

251 Rebels shot down Russian rescue helicopter using US anti-tank missile. Are these the US weapons Obama gave them, the US weapons Obama left lying around Iraq, or the US weapons Obama left lying around Libya?

Posted by: WE'RE the JV squad at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (Y8P5w)

252 I'll get you next time, Harry Reid.

Soon.

Soon.

Posted by: Exercise Rubber Band at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (NjiZL)

253 what did they shoot it down with

A TOW missile supposedly.

Posted by: no good deed at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (GgxVX)

254
Not to worry because I will solve this Russian-Turkey dust-up the same way I solved the Cambodian Christmas debacle after being dispatched by President Nixon to reach a resolution with the aggrieved parties.

Posted by: John F'n Kerry, SoS at November 24, 2015 10:36 AM (OiFtZ)

255 I was kind of mad when she broke big because she was mine.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:24 AM (1xUj/)


*shoves clip on man bun through USB for you*

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (mf5HN)

256 And his ass on a throne of their skulls. Literally.

Posted by: rickb223

Take my picture on this throne!

Wait--let me take my shirt off, first.

Posted by: V. Putin at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (VAsIq)

257 Relax, I got this.

Time for a speech.

Posted by: His Emptiness at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (tQeVh)

258 Turkman said they shot the pilots while they were parachuting down.
Vertigro meets mixmaster

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (QPdNE)

259 US BACKED 'REBELS' DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER... drudge



..well.



Posted by: willow


Awesome!

It's just like being a kid in the Cold War again!

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (/Ho8c)

260 *considers*
*lowers rifle*
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:35 AM (VAsIq)

get in line, there a lot of people who want to shoot me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (gf8BH)

261 it makes a difference, however slight, if Turkey shot down the S&R helicopter or if the "rebels" did. It makes a difference if they were in Syria or Turkey, no matter how close to the border they are

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (zOTsN)

262 Me neither, willow. Give me boring, please!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (NOIQH)

263 This is only the beginning...No Leadership means everyone is on their own and some very very bad shit will happen...THIS so far is nothing.

Oh no, it's worse than that. If folks were just on their own it would be one thing, but folks trying to look out for themselves are being actively impeded and retaliated against by this band of bozos.

There's leadership, alright. It's just in a very bad direction.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (9krrF)

264 A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile.

Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:38 AM (xpPRn)

265 "US-backed rebels." ISIS, or al Qaeda?

Posted by: WE'RE the JV squad at November 24, 2015 10:38 AM (Y8P5w)

266 The philosopher Sydney Morgenbesser, beloved by generations of Columbia University students (including me), was known for lines of wit that yielded nuggets of insight. He kept up his instructive shtick until the end, remarking to a colleague shortly before he died: "Why is God making me suffer so much? Just because I don't believe in him?" For Morgenbesser, nothing worth pondering, including disbelief, could be entirely de-­paradoxed.

Posted by: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein at November 24, 2015 10:38 AM (e8kgV)

267 Once again, Obozo and Kerry have maneuvered into a position where no matter what we do, we're screwed.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:25 AM (IWLe1)
--------

Working as designed.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 10:38 AM (MbrzC)

268 Awesome!

It's just like being a kid in the Cold War again!
Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (/Ho8c)



Yeah but now all the teenagers have to say "Do you really want to die a virgin" every half second whilst rolling about.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:39 AM (mf5HN)

269 Maybe Iran can help run the SAR for downed Russian pilots.

F*** 'em all.

I wish Militaryphotos.net was still operating.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 24, 2015 10:39 AM (NjiZL)

270 it makes a difference, however slight, if Turkey shot down the S&R helicopter or if the "rebels" did. It makes a difference if they were in Syria or Turkey, no matter how close to the border they are
Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (zOTsN)


Apparently it was the rebels who shot down the chopper

By the way 4 Soldiers died in a training accident at FT Hood this AM or last night when one of our Choppers went down

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:39 AM (gf8BH)

271 Once again, Obozo and Kerry have maneuvered into a position where no matter what we do, we're screwed.

SMART POWER!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 24, 2015 10:39 AM (tQeVh)

272 Brewer posts nude photos of Charlotte McKinney and an artistic rendition of the Berkshires.

Is this a test?

Posted by: MTF at November 24, 2015 10:40 AM (TxJGV)

273 Bottom line, if there is no serious alteration from our current immigration trajectory, America will literally not be America in less than 25 years.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (WVvzl)
----
Maybe you didn't notice but we're already there.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 10:40 AM (MbrzC)

274 they used an anti tank missile on a helicopter? from us? who gave these dirt poor smelly gits the training to use it? didnt we just send a bunch of special operators over there to "train" them?


ffffffaaaaaaawwwwwwwcccckkkkkkk

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:40 AM (zOTsN)

275 Once again, Obozo and Kerry have maneuvered into a position where no matter what we do, we're screwed.

-------

This is not what I meant when I said "I wish my life were like a pron film!"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (VAsIq)

276 Oh shit! CNN has video now from the ground-based shooters' point of view.

Clearly guys in parachutes coming down, guys on ground shooting and shouting.

One shouts "Allahu Akkbar", announcer says one of them is yelling "don't shoot" but they're shooting plenty.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (1xUj/)

277 whew, alright my mind has become incoherent, all i think of are expletives to type.

so imma gonna go find something to hug.

bl

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (xpPRn)

278 I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis but I lacked the imagination to truly appreciate it then.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (IWLe1)

279 "Mr. President, your Mid East policy is falling apart quickly. What should we do?"

"Let's announce we're taking even more refugees and then attack Republicans as racist."

Posted by: WE'RE the JV squad at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (Y8P5w)

280 So, this Russo/Turkey scrimmage could get out of control very quickly.

Que TFG to tell us AGW is a waaaay more imminent threat to our security.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (5buP8)

281 they shot down a Russian helicopter?

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:28 AM (zOTsN)
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Supposedly - with TOW system while it was on the ground. (could be legit, could be footage from past)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IschF-ihjS0

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 10:42 AM (MbrzC)

282 Technically speaking, we've been living in interesting times since about 1914.

With perhaps a decade now and then with LESS interesting things going on but it's pretty much been:

The world wants to kill us.

The world wants to kill each other.

Most of the biggest countrys have the ability to kill off the human species in almost all locations all over the world.

None of us in the killing off part have any control over if, when or how much.

And the people in control seem to think they live some where else and are just visiting.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:42 AM (Xo1Rt)

283 'sup?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 10:42 AM (FsuaD)

284 Posted by: WE'RE the JV squad

I think we're the Washington Generals.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:42 AM (VAsIq)

285 It's just like being a kid in the Cold War again!

I keep hearing Sir Golfs-a-Lot saying, "The 80s called. They want their foreign policy back."

Posted by: no good deed at November 24, 2015 10:42 AM (GgxVX)

286 that Russian jet that just got shot down?

climate change did that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:43 AM (Xo1Rt)

287 sup?

Posted by: Jane D'oh

Sure, I'll eat with you, Jane.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:43 AM (VAsIq)

288 this is bad. That is a war crime by our "allies" even if they are rebel Turkmen.

real real bad

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:43 AM (zOTsN)

289 So we have a narrative pivot from talk of the Administration's failed "containment" of the ISIL "JV" to talk about Turkey and Russia.

Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 10:43 AM (tfM+W)

290 *opens window*
I invented climate change!

Posted by: Ahmad the Clock King at November 24, 2015 10:44 AM (VAsIq)

291 who taught these junior goat fuckers to use the TOW

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:44 AM (zOTsN)

292 My pastor's teenaged daughter went to see Bernie! Sunday. She looooves him and will be voting in '16.

*sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 10:44 AM (FsuaD)

293 So, this Russo/Turkey scrimmage could get out of control very quickly.




Shadow boxing. Russia leaned in, Turkey bopped them on the nose. And that's when the fight started!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:45 AM (hQt/L)

294 Posted by: torquewrench at November 24, 2015 10:17 AM (noWW6)

That sounds like sop for the Roman Legion.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:45 AM (Xo1Rt)

295 Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said Monday that blocking Syrian refugees from entering the United States would impair the ability of police officers to connect with the Muslim community.

Clinton, who wants to import thousands of Syrian refugees, told reporters in Reno that it would look bad not to let in Syrian refugees, and that might inflame Muslims against law enforcement.


Weasel Zippers

How fuckin stupid is she?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:45 AM (gf8BH)

296 My pastor's teenaged daughter went to see Bernie! Sunday. She looooves him and will be voting in '16.

*sigh*


Posted by: Jane D'oh

How many different brands of shoes does she have? Tell her to stock up.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:45 AM (VAsIq)

297 Valerie, is it time to pivot to free college tuition?

Posted by: Low Information President at November 24, 2015 10:45 AM (3GAnN)

298 >>this is bad. That is a war crime by our "allies" even if they are rebel Turkmen.

>>real real bad

The downside to fighting a war through proxies, you are on the hook for the shit they pull.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 10:46 AM (/tuJf)

299 whew, alright my mind has become incoherent, all i think of are expletives to type.

so imma gonna go find something to hug.

bl
Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (xpPRn)



I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:46 AM (mf5HN)

300 How fuckin stupid is she?

Posted by: Nevergiveup

*shakes head sadly*
It's the strokes.

Posted by: Huma at November 24, 2015 10:46 AM (VAsIq)

301 291 who taught these junior goat fuckers to use the TOW

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:44 AM (zOTsN)
-----
Chris Stevens could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 10:46 AM (MbrzC)

302 I hope she does vote for bernie b/c no way will he win the election.

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 10:46 AM (iQIUe)

303 Awesome!

It's just like being a kid in the Cold War again!

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (/Ho8c)


Only you can't "duck and cover".

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 10:47 AM (vIdH4)

304 Hey let's all watch the Steyn video again!


*dodges barrage of beer cans*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 24, 2015 10:47 AM (4ErVI)

305 who taught these junior goat fuckers to use the TOW
Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:44 AM (zOTsN)


My friends I have met these rebel groups and they are on our side and need our help and training

Posted by: McCaine at November 24, 2015 10:47 AM (gf8BH)

306 Yup

we have several dozen special operators embedded with Syrian "rebels" to train them and help them with target selection

yippeee

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:47 AM (zOTsN)

307 By the way 4 Soldiers died in a training accident at FT Hood this AM or last night when one of our Choppers went down
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:39 AM (gf8BH)


How sad.

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 10:47 AM (lIU4e)

308 so the video of the Syrian rebels shooting at the Russians hanging in their parachutes has someone yelling don't shoot in English to people who don't speak that language?

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:48 AM (Ymx+z)

309 My pastor's teenaged daughter went to see Bernie! Sunday. She looooves him and will be voting in '16.

*sigh*


Posted by: Jane D'oh

How many different brands of shoes does she have? Tell her to stock up.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson



Take all of them away except for one pair. Give them to "less fortunate ". There's your fvcking Bernie!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:48 AM (hQt/L)

310 How fuckin stupid is she?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:45 AM (gf8BH)


->|____________________________________________________|<-

This stupid.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:49 AM (Xo1Rt)

311 Yeah but now all the teenagers have to say "Do you really want to die a virgin" every half second whilst rolling about.

Here's the soundtrack. Donald Fagan's New Frontier. It's about a bunch of Cold War kids having a party in their dad's fallout shelter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8zrKnkd6ss

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 10:49 AM (LUgeY)

312 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:50 AM (gf8BH)

313 We support Bernie Sanders' campaing, because Bernie Sanders will be the biggest boost to our industry, in the way that Barack Obama was a boost to the gun industry.

Posted by: Charmin Toilet Paper at November 24, 2015 10:50 AM (VAsIq)

314 US BACKED 'REBELS' DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER... drudge


Wings up ! Don't Shoot !

Posted by: McCool at November 24, 2015 10:50 AM (TQxRy)

315 >>How fuckin stupid is she?

Hillary is brazen and thinks *we're* stupid enough to buy her b.s.

Seriously, how is that not a threat: accept more Syrian refugees or the Muslim refugees and immigrants who are already here are going to become a problem for the police. How freakin' un-American to imply we have to give in to the demands of some unruly, ungrateful newcomers.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

316 Supposedly - with TOW system while it was on the ground. (could be legit, could be footage from past)
---------------------
That video looks faked, but who knows. It is sunnier in the setup of the tow than in the shot of the helo. But something sure blew up that helo in the video.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 24, 2015 10:50 AM (kXzR8)

317 292 My pastor's teenaged daughter went to see Bernie! Sunday...time to find a new church.
Interesting to me: My wife and I left the church we were married in when we got a new pastor from libland. The coup de gras for us was when we saw the Obama sticker on his daughter's phone. She was waving it around in church, "look at me!! I'm voting for Barky!!"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (5buP8)

318 It's just like being a kid in the Cold War again!

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:37 AM (/Ho8c)

Only you can't "duck and cover".


Only you KNOW NOW that that doesn't work.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (Xo1Rt)

319 With all this crap going down, the votes for Trump and Cruz will keep piling up.

And with all this crap going down, hopefully we will still have some semblance of a country by November of next year.

Posted by: Marybeth in Florida at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (CmURZ)

320 I don't see no plane.

Posted by: Some knothead at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (bW1bg)

321 and that might inflame Muslims against law enforcement.

Muslims are ridiculously easy to make angry and dangerous, so we must let it in a whole bunch of them! For Peace!

Smart.

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (lIU4e)

322 US BACKED 'REBELS' DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER... drudge


Wings up ! Don't Shoot !



Wouldn't that be, "Rotor up! Don't shoot!"?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (hQt/L)

323 Those positions (no pun intended) are, much like the Dworkin/MacKinnon rantings on heterosexual sex, batshit insane.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:18 AM (mf5HN)


Well yes, and no. 'Yes' because they're, well, batshit insane. But 'no' because those positions follow logically from the stated feminist premises. So at least their batshit insanity is consistent.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (vIdH4)

324 By the way 4 Soldiers died in a training accident at FT Hood this AM or last night when one of our Choppers went down
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:39 AM (gf8BH)

How sad.
Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 10:47 AM (lIU4e)


There was that accident in South Korea too where two people died.

There was also a car bombing at a North Sinai hotel today, the hotel was where election judges were staying.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (mf5HN)

325 #RussianPilotLivesMatter

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:52 AM (/Ho8c)

326 All the Thanksgiving shopping is finished, picking up the turkey and ham this afternoon, and I start preparing sides tomorrow.

Aaaaand one of the couples has asked if their sullen, hipster daughter can bring two of her fellow sullen, hipster vegetarian friends for dinner.

My husband said not to worry, he'll handle their idiotic comments about meat being "cruel" and how it is adding to climate change.

I may have to serve popcorn along with the sides.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 10:52 AM (FsuaD)

327 The most visible horse is white. #RACIST

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at November 24, 2015 10:52 AM (hjp5Z)

328 Shit the way things are going maybe I can serve after I hit 68 if I play my cards right and am still vertical

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:52 AM (gf8BH)

329 Wouldn't that be, "Rotor up! Don't shoot!"?


Accuracy is optional in social media memes

Posted by: McCool at November 24, 2015 10:53 AM (TQxRy)

330 >>and that might inflame Muslims against law enforcement.

Didn't realize giving in to heckler's veto had become US foreign policy.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 10:53 AM (NOIQH)

331 Does Bernie Sander oppose vote inequality? Shouldn't he commit to give votes to Shrillary and O'Malley in the New Hampshire primary? It should be a tie.

Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2015 10:53 AM (3GAnN)

332 Notice how President McDreamy postures himself into a position of strength in any given situation?

Yea, me neither.

Posted by: Fritz at November 24, 2015 10:53 AM (UzPAd)

333 Sub-headline at Drudge:
"NATO to serve Islamic State?"
Val Jar read that and had a small orgasm.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2015 10:53 AM (5buP8)

334 Wouldn't that be, "Rotor up! Don't shoot!"?


Accuracy is optional in social media memes
Posted by: McCool



Ahhhhh.

Tits up! Don't shoot!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:54 AM (hQt/L)

335 Anyone else get the sense Putin is about to become a verb?

Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 10:54 AM (tfM+W)

336 I may get to the point were we have geriatric shock troops.


Reporting for duty?!

this is my gun this is for shooting?

Wait that's not how it goes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:54 AM (Xo1Rt)

337 Oh god this is awful. No link, but it's the first video under the Russkie jet story on google news.

Guys on the ground shooting at the parachutes, AK-47s so at least not our weapons if not our guys. Just brutal.

Then gathered around a corpse and celebrating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:54 AM (1xUj/)

338 Jane ... That's awesome. I've already got my "stick it up your ass" ready for my lib sister as well.

Posted by: Irony at November 24, 2015 10:55 AM (apJVd)

339 All the Thanksgiving shopping is finished, picking up the turkey and ham this afternoon, and I start preparing sides tomorrow.

Aaaaand one of the couples has asked if their sullen, hipster daughter can bring two of her fellow sullen, hipster vegetarian friends for dinner.

My husband said not to worry, he'll handle their idiotic comments about meat being "cruel" and how it is adding to climate change.

I may have to serve popcorn along with the sides.




Youtube or it didn't happen!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:55 AM (hQt/L)

340 I may have to serve popcorn along with the sides.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

Video, please.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:55 AM (VAsIq)

341 Interesting.

There was a four hour+ melee in son's neighborhood in the wee hours Sunday morning.

Fifteen (!!) police officers versus a pimp, his whores, and a bunch of gangbangers. Son sat on his balcony watching the whole thing.

Not. A. Word. in the local paper about it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 10:55 AM (FsuaD)

342 >>My husband said not to worry, he'll handle their idiotic comments about
meat being "cruel" and how it is adding to climate change.

Heh. Vegetarian, not vegan, right? No dairy is a killer to menu planning.
My SIL is a vegetarian, and my brother always brings a veggie dish for her so no one else has to accommodate her.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 10:55 AM (NOIQH)

343
US BACKED 'REBELS' DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER... drudge


Wings up ! Don't Shoot !



Wouldn't that be, "Rotor up! Don't shoot!"?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:51 AM (hQt/L)








Well, it's rotary WING, so I suppose you're both sort of right.

And I'll pause now so y'all can yell at me for being an aviation squish RINO.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 24, 2015 10:56 AM (gwpf+)

344 >> Take all of them away except for one pair. Give them
>> to "less fortunate ". There's your fvcking Bernie!

Now think about where the next ones are coming from. That's socialism.

Posted by: JEM at November 24, 2015 10:56 AM (o+SC1)

345 so the video of the Syrian rebels shooting at the Russians hanging in their parachutes has someone yelling don't shoot in English to people who don't speak that language?

No, to clarify the CNN announcer said that's what they said. I don't understand Arabic, so I was trying to clarify that I heard "Allahu Akhbar" and they claimed the other thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:56 AM (1xUj/)

346 Putin could take out a Turkish Air based that does NOT have an American presence THEN things would really get interesting...I don't think he will

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:56 AM (gf8BH)

347 Oh shit! CNN has video now from the ground-based shooters' point of view.

Clearly guys in parachutes coming down, guys on ground shooting and shouting.

One shouts "Allahu Akkbar", announcer says one of them is yelling "don't shoot" but they're shooting plenty.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 10:41 AM (1xUj/)




Has CNN concluded that the shooters are white Christians? Have they photoshopped a Confederate flag in the video yet?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 24, 2015 10:57 AM (493sH)

348 WomYn I know is married to a cop. She's a YUUGE Democrat. I asked her recently how is it she can support a party that despises her husband? She looked at me with a perplexed look in her eyes and said WTF are you talking about? I said your party is in bed with the #BLM assholes who openly call for killing cops. Again she looked at me like I just told her I was going to Mars for the weekend. Turns out she has no clue about any of this stuff.

And she votes every election.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at November 24, 2015 10:57 AM (0LHZx)

349 Aaaaand one of the couples has asked if their sullen, hipster daughter can bring two of her fellow sullen, hipster vegetarian friends for dinner.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 10:52 AM (FsuaD)


Sweet. Thanksgiving is the bestest holiday for sullen hipster vegetarians. Sounds like fun times at the D'oh dinner table this year.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 10:57 AM (vIdH4)

350 Not. A. Word. in the local paper about it.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

Is the local media the pimp or the whores in this story?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:57 AM (VAsIq)

351 American-made anti-tank missiles are surfacing in Syria as part of a "pilot program" to boost rebel groups but make sure the powerful weapons do not fall into the wrong hands.

The anti-tank missiles, called TOWs, are sophisticated weapons designed to kill enemy tanks and blow up reinforced bunkers.

The new program is meant to aid the rebels fighting the Syrian government's armored forces but make sure the weapons don't reach radical Islamist groups also fighting the regime of Bashar Assad, said a former senior government official who has been informally briefed on the program. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss intelligence matters.

"They will try this first and see how it goes" before expanding it, said the former official.

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 10:57 AM (zOTsN)

352 I think the Turks should ground their planes for a while.

That won't happen but it would be sound advice at this point.

Someone's going to get shot (back at).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (Xo1Rt)

353 Turns out she has no clue about any of this stuff.

And she votes every election.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew

And isn't this the story of Obama?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (VAsIq)

354 I think this could be defused with not too much trouble if only we had some competent leadership. Drudge not helping with his inflammatory headlines. Putin understands he's in a war zone and this shit happens but if he's pushed to act as if this happened in a vacuum , then all bets are off. Sillier bravado have escalated conflicts in the past.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (FCAbp)

355 How many F-16s does Turkey have?

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (Ymx+z)

356 I think the Turks should ground their planes for a while.

That won't happen but it would be sound advice at this point.

Someone's going to get shot (back at).
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (Xo1Rt)


You don't know the Turks very well do you?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (gf8BH)

357 350 Not. A. Word. in the local paper about it.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

Is the local media the pimp or the whores in this story?




Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (hQt/L)

358 i'm thankful for my brother in law....he hosts tg at his home every year....it's a nut house but it's his nut house...

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (0O7c5)

359 that glow in the background on the painting?

yeah that's 5 pico seconds after a 5 meg nuke just went off.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (Xo1Rt)

360 >> Well, it's rotary WING, so I suppose you're both sort of right.

>> And I'll pause now so y'all can yell at me for being an aviation squish RINO.

There are people who'd argue helicopters put their wings up for no reason, I still give the rotor hub a silent prayer anytime I get on one...



Posted by: JEM at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (o+SC1)

361 Jeez...does CNN not understand media? Are they really that stupid? Are they so blinded by their own elitism?
Gawd.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (r65B3)

362 Not. A. Word. in the local paper about it.


Posted by: Jane D'oh


Wow.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (/Ho8c)

363 It sure would be helpful if maybe Pope Juan Peron could stir himself to condemn global warming this morning.

Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2015 10:59 AM (3GAnN)

364 Jane:

that's a LOCAL news story.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:00 AM (Xo1Rt)

365 351 American-made anti-tank missiles are surfacing in Syria as part of a "pilot program" to boost rebel groups but make sure the powerful weapons do not fall into the wrong hands.



Operation Fast & Furious Mid-East.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 11:00 AM (hQt/L)

366 Drudge: Pentagon backs Turkey, blames Russian 'incursion'...

---

Of course. In any Muslim vs non-Muslim fight, Obama takes the Muslim's side.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at November 24, 2015 11:00 AM (0LHZx)

367 That video looks faked, but who knows. It is sunnier in the setup of the tow than in the shot of the helo. But something sure blew up that helo in the video.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 24, 2015 10:50 AM (kXzR
---
It does... but then again Russia has reported a S&R helo destroyed in what they are calling a "hard landing" but all crew members surviving. An understatement to say the least. Then again maybe they did have a hard landing and blew it up themselves to disable possible recovery by rebels.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:00 AM (MbrzC)

368 361
Jeez...does CNN not understand media? Are they really that stupid? Are they so blinded by their own elitism?



Yes. See Cuomo, Chris as an example.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:00 AM (FsuaD)

369 In the Russian parachute video, it zooms in on one while the fuzzy-wuzzies are shooting at him. His legs are kicking, so at least one was alive while coming down.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 24, 2015 11:01 AM (ppaKI)

370 they don't call it the Jesus Nut for nothing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:01 AM (Xo1Rt)

371 Of all of NATO to pick a fight with, I'd say Turkey is just about the dumbest move Putin could make. I lived there for a long time. They are sophisticated and damned tough soldiers.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2015 11:01 AM (r65B3)

372 >> You don't know the Turks very well do you?

The dynamics of this are ugly.

It's not quite 'some damn thing in the Balkans' but...

We are back to Pershing's exchange with Foch:

'What is the smallest number of American troops that would be of use to you?' 'One, and we will ensure that he is killed.'

Shooting down the plane is one thing. But whoever shot up the crew on the way down just gave Putin carte blanche.

Posted by: JEM at November 24, 2015 11:02 AM (o+SC1)

373 Jane @ 368.
You are right of course. I was just bewildered at how they continue to be so ignorant.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2015 11:02 AM (r65B3)

374 All military supply contracts go to the lowest bidder.

at least there is a rumor to that effect.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 11:02 AM (Ymx+z)

375 366 Drudge: Pentagon backs Turkey, blames Russian 'incursion'...

---

Of course. In any Muslim vs non-Muslim fight, Obama takes the Muslim's side.




This time he has to. Turkey = NATO

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (hQt/L)

376
Of all of NATO to pick a fight with, I'd say Turkey is just about the
dumbest move Putin could make. I lived there for a long time. They are
sophisticated and damned tough soldiers.

Posted by: Diogenes

Total nonsense. We'll have the peninsula within a week.

Posted by: Lord Kitchener at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (/Ho8c)

377 351 American-made anti-tank missiles are surfacing in Syria as part of a "pilot program"
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Then that pilot program has been going on for years, as this is far far far from the first time TOW systems have shown up on the battle field.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (MbrzC)

378 Think maybe Holder saw the writing on the wall and this is why he bailed?

I couldn't understand why he'd jump ship since he'd stuck by through much worse stuff.

Apparently he has plans to be out of town most days.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (Xo1Rt)

379 it is more likely than not that OUR special operators in Syria are in harms way

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (zOTsN)

380 they don't call it the Jesus Nut for nothing.



Amen!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 11:04 AM (hQt/L)

381 Don't forget, Erdogan is a pal of the JEF's.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:04 AM (FsuaD)

382 355 How many F-16s does Turkey have?

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (Ymx+z)
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About 225 ...give or take.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:04 AM (MbrzC)

383 Is it too far-fetched that Obama might have put Turkey up to this, as a payback for his continual embarrassment by Putin ?

Posted by: Irony at November 24, 2015 11:04 AM (apJVd)

384 this is how wars really start. It's not the incident that causes it, it's the stupid stuff that happens after that causes it. Stuff the brass didn't think of.

Someone in Ankara is going "oh, shit" or however they say it Turkish.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:05 AM (Xo1Rt)

385 it is more likely than not that OUR special operators in Syria are in harms way
Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (zOTsN)


They were from the get go...all 50 of them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 11:05 AM (gf8BH)

386 Anyone else get the sense Putin is about to become a verb?
Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 10:54 AM (tfM+W)
__________

I laughed out loud.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 24, 2015 11:06 AM (MIKMs)

387 Is it too far-fetched that Obama might have put Turkey up to this, as a payback for his continual embarrassment by Putin ?

Posted by: Irony

Yes. No one listens to Obama except for tween girls.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:06 AM (VAsIq)

388 Well, its true that the Ergodan regime has jailed all their generals, hence the Islamist surge, but at the end of the day, I'm still inclined to put my money on the Turks.
Do we know if the guys on the ground were Turks?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2015 11:06 AM (r65B3)

389 http : // thejesusnut dot com. Jesus Nut jewelry.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 11:06 AM (hQt/L)

390 This time he has to. Turkey = NATO
----------------

Obama is so keen on always following the rules, after all.

Posted by: Roy at November 24, 2015 11:06 AM (VndSC)

391 >>Lord Kitchener

Good time to re-watch Gallipoli.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 11:07 AM (/tuJf)

392 Then that pilot program has been going on for years, as this is far far far from the first time TOW systems have shown up on the battle field.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:03 AM (MbrzC)

there have been TOWs in the battlefield. But this time WE are giving them to "moderate Syrian rebels", and training them, and embedding with them. And they just took down a Russian S&R helicopter

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:08 AM (zOTsN)

393 383 Is it too far-fetched that Obama might have put Turkey up to this, as a payback for his continual embarrassment by Putin ?

It's not far fetched. It's an especially compelling theory, b/c it fits the pussy, beta nature of this bastard.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2015 11:08 AM (5buP8)

394 >>Lord Kitchener

I prefer Lord Livingroomer

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:08 AM (VAsIq)

395 "Today, our Jesus Nut jewelry has become a

reminder of hope, faith and belief for many who

are looking for a better tomorrow."

Or just, you know, A tomorrow. Better or not.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:09 AM (Xo1Rt)

396 All the Thanksgiving shopping is finished, picking up the turkey and ham this afternoon, and I start preparing sides tomorrow.

Aaaaand one of the couples has asked if their sullen, hipster daughter can bring two of her fellow sullen, hipster vegetarian friends for dinner.

My husband said not to worry, he'll handle their idiotic comments about meat being "cruel" and how it is adding to climate change.

I may have to serve popcorn along with the sides.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 10:52 AM (FsuaD)


I was thinking about you yesterday whilst ranting about the idiots who have to ruin Thanksgiving.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:09 AM (mf5HN)

397 Good time to re-watch Gallipoli.

...or Breaker Morant.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2015 11:09 AM (5buP8)

398 >Lord Kitchener

I prefer Lord Livingroomer



Would you care to freshen up?

Posted by: Lord and Lady Douchebag at November 24, 2015 11:10 AM (1xUj/)

399 >>there have been TOWs in the battlefield. But this time WE are giving them to "moderate Syrian rebels", and training them, and embedding with them. And they just took down a Russian S&R helicopter

I'm willing to bet there are even more weapons from Libya showing up all over Syria and Iraq and this administration is doing it's best to cover it up.

All those weapons didn't just disappear. They are out there.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 11:10 AM (/tuJf)

400 355 How many F-16s does Turkey have?

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 10:58 AM (Ymx+z)
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About 225 ...give or take.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:04 AM (MbrzC)

I'm thinking 224 or less about this time next week.

Posted by: Blano at November 24, 2015 11:10 AM (C3E0x)

401 they have whole classes on how to apply aircraft safety wire.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:10 AM (Xo1Rt)

402 Better for hipster vegetarians to stay home and prepare and eat their own TG dinner. Why would they want to join others?

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 11:11 AM (iQIUe)

403 Don't let the mewling cunts get you down Alex.

*shoves all the good stuff through the USB*

Posted by: Irony at November 24, 2015 11:11 AM (apJVd)

404 I was thinking about you yesterday whilst ranting about the idiots who have to ruin Thanksgiving.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:09 AM (mf5HN)


I'll save you some pumpkin/pecan pie and pumpkin tiramisu.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:11 AM (FsuaD)

405 Of all of NATO to pick a fight with, I'd say Turkey is just about the dumbest move Putin could make. I lived there for a long time. They are sophisticated and damned tough soldiers.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2015 11:01 AM (r65B3)
_________

Erdogan is not going to risk ouster like in Egypt. I'm sure that he is thinning the ranks just like Obama is here.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 24, 2015 11:11 AM (MIKMs)

406 From the sidebar:

"Mirror: Scientists reveal why being lonely increases your chances of dying early"

If you're lonely, why would dying early be a problem?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:11 AM (kpqmD)

407 Better for hipster vegetarians to stay home and prepare and eat their own TG dinner. Why would they want to join others?

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt

Misery loves company.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:12 AM (VAsIq)

408 No, Valerie, I do not think "King Scrote" would be a good new nickname.

Posted by: Barky McTrouserpilot at November 24, 2015 11:12 AM (u5gzz)

409 We pause now for these messages:

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:13 AM (Xo1Rt)

410 I wonder if TFG has suggested Hollande just "calm down" yet?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:13 AM (FsuaD)

411 Heh, James Woods says he is "all in for Cruz". Me too. I knew I liked that guy.

Posted by: maddogg at November 24, 2015 11:13 AM (xWW96)

412 About 225 ...give or take.

So Russia's twenty five bombers (last number I recall) would be outnumbered if Turkey were to decide to take the Russians out.

And the Iranian F-14s flying escort for the Russian bombers were to make sure the Russians bombed the right targets and were not actually protecting the bombers from hostile aircraft? Because who would want to shoot down a Russian Bomber?

And I can't imagine Obama being so gauche as to openly suggest to Erdogan that he shoot down a Russian jet, but I can imagine him saying some vaguely worded something about self defense and territorial integrity.

So we still haven't reached the limits of possibilities.
Unleash the imagination. Could be some good ideas for somebodies next book.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (Ymx+z)

413 Finally, I bring you a new thread.

Posted by: Brian Williams at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (VAsIq)

414 Putin working on a new Turkey recipe for the holidays. Stuffing will be mandatory. Nut sauce, too.

Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (tfM+W)

415 I'm going to smoke our turkey this year.

That's gonna' be one hell of a rolling paper.

Posted by: Irony at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (apJVd)

416 You see, Turkey, Article 5 doesn't apply if you attack them...

Posted by: mojo at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (OmBeX)

417 I'd like to see Hollande bitch slap Barky on camera.

"You cretin" "Imbecile"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (Xo1Rt)

418 "411 Heh, James Woods says he is "all in for Cruz". Me too. I knew I liked that guy."

I could support Cruz if he weren't a Republican.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 24, 2015 11:15 AM (u5gzz)

419 Nice painting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:15 AM (No/ki)

420 Painting? What painting? This is a thread about turkey and Turkey.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:16 AM (VAsIq)

421 I could support Cruz if he weren't a Republican.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 24, 2015 11:15 AM (u5gzz)


If you ask the GOPe, he isn't.

Posted by: maddogg at November 24, 2015 11:16 AM (xWW96)

422 I could support Cruz if he weren't didn't act like a Republican.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 24, 2015 11:15 AM (u5gzz)

Fixed for clarity.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:16 AM (Xo1Rt)

423 Obama is way ahead of all you wingers.

What is Thursday? Thanksgiving. And what does the president do every year? Pardon a turkey. Duh.

He's out there playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

424 "Beyond Disappointment"

An "Our Daily Bread" devotional

http://odb.org

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:17 AM (No/ki)

425 Don't let the mewling cunts get you down Alex.

-----

I saw the Mewling Cunts open for Pussy Riot in Kiev in 2011.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 24, 2015 11:18 AM (8XRCm)

426 "Beyond Disappointment"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Also, what Obama's "typical white" grandma said of her grandson.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:18 AM (VAsIq)

427 they have whole classes on how to apply aircraft safety wire.


And special tools to do it with.

I made some Space Shuttle bolts once. Trying to drill through a grade 8 bolt head with a teeny tiny carbide drill was almost as much fun as trying to stack BB's.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 11:18 AM (LUgeY)

428 I could support Hillary! ... if she weren't a bat-shit crazy liquor-soaked bitch who is the living antithesis to the few scruples I have left.

Posted by: Irony at November 24, 2015 11:19 AM (apJVd)

429 He's out there playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers.

Posted by: JackStraw

You can't yell "King me, bitch!" in chess.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:19 AM (VAsIq)

430 "I made some Space Shuttle bolts once."

What was the documentation like?

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 11:20 AM (Ymx+z)

431 *raises toilet lid*
Mom! I just invented indoor plumbing!

Posted by: Achmad the Clock King at November 24, 2015 11:21 AM (VAsIq)

432 *raises toilet lid*

Mom! I just invented indoor plumbing!

Posted by: Achmad the Clock King


I love this meme, btw.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 11:22 AM (/Ho8c)

433 A "Reverend Fun" Thanksgiving cartoon:

http://www.reverendfun.com/?date=20131125

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:22 AM (No/ki)

434 FTR: That's not a thermonuclear detonation in the distance- it's Supervolcano.

Posted by: Bill Nye, the Idiot Guy at November 24, 2015 11:22 AM (9eYoy)

435 I love this meme, btw.


Posted by: Moderate Salami

I invented memes!

Posted by: Achmad the Clock King at November 24, 2015 11:23 AM (VAsIq)

436 But this time WE are giving them to "moderate Syrian rebels", and training them, and embedding with them. And they just took down a Russian S&R helicopter

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:08 AM (zOTsN)
---
I think you meant the first time we're admitting too it.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:23 AM (MbrzC)

437 "I invented memes!"

Bullshit.

Posted by: Al Gore at November 24, 2015 11:23 AM (u5gzz)

438 What was the documentation like?

Yuuge. Had a folder full for each and every item. Every process had to be signed off. We barely made any money because the boss was unaware of just how much time it took since he was an office guy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 11:24 AM (LUgeY)

439 Trying something new this Thankgiving at the Mew household. Going out to dinner instead of cooking it. There's a place in town that puts on a huge spread for the holidays.

Pro: No cooking, no cleaning, no messes

Con: No leftovers

We'll see how it goes and if it's something to do yearly.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at November 24, 2015 11:24 AM (0LHZx)

440 Moderate rebels also shooting TOW missiles at Russian journalists traveling by car

When all you have is a TOW everything looks like a tank I suppose

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:26 AM (zOTsN)

441 It's almost like they were waiting to take the shot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at November 24, 2015 11:27 AM (Xo1Rt)

442 Backwards Boy,

and did you have a NASA certified inspector watching you do the work? That was the 'signed off' part?

That someone had watched you do the work, and you had performed the work to specifications? And you had training on those specifications and the process?

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 11:27 AM (Ymx+z)

443 439 Trying something new this Thankgiving at the Mew household. Going out to dinner instead of cooking it. There's a place in town that puts on a huge spread for the holidays.
.....
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at November 24, 2015 11:24 AM (0LHZx)

Same here. Mrs. USA gets a break from the kitchen this year. Won't be as good, but it will be four times more expensive.

Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 11:28 AM (tfM+W)

444 I always get a kick out of those "Reverend Fun" cartoons.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 11:28 AM (vIdH4)

445 If you ask the GOPe, he isn't.

Posted by: maddogg at November 24, 2015 11:16 AM (xWW96)
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No, but he is their fallback of last resort, they'll begrudgingly take him over a Trump or a Carson if they can't get their original preference of Jeb or Marco polo.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:28 AM (MbrzC)

446 Con: No leftovers

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew

Line your pockets with plastic wrap. Presto! Leftovers!

Posted by: Cheapskate at November 24, 2015 11:29 AM (VAsIq)

447 We barely made any money because the boss was unaware of just how much time it took since he was an office guy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy


That malady seems to affect a lot of office guy bosses.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 24, 2015 11:29 AM (/Ho8c)

448 Good morning Horde!

Posted by: Arson Wells at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (UnJ7w)

449 A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media's attacks against the U.S. government's no-fly list for 'unfairly' targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison - arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.



It's like their side is constantly wrong.

*shrugs shoulders.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (fWAjv)

450 Every year I swear, "NEXT year we're going out for Thanksgiving."

And every year, just like childbirth, I forget what a pain all the preparation is, and do the whole thing all over again.

Of course, husband swears he lives for the leftovers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (FsuaD)

451 Emergency emails from the White House to the Pentagon: La la la Ia I can't hear you and I'd better not hear you.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (fFIVI)

452 "What would be the problem with checking out if you're lonely?' (Kind find the exact quote)

The problem would be that you would never find out if there were friends you could make and people who would help make your life less lonely.

One of the best antidote to feeling lonely is to go out and do something to serve other people-work in a food pantry, good play music for Senior Citizens in a home, deliver meals on wheels-then you see people need you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (No/ki)

453 No, but he is their fallback of last resort, they'll begrudgingly take him over a Trump or a Carson if they can't get their original preference of Jeb or Marco polo.


Posted by: ThisBeingMilt

I'll take him over Trump or Carson happily right now.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (VAsIq)

454 So is the World still in the shitter?

Posted by: donna at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (/dSsq)

455 >>Going out to dinner instead of cooking it.

Did that once - had dinner at my uncle's golf club restaurant because uncle was in late stages of cancer (couldn't handle the activity, smells of Thanksgiving. Excellent food, and we went in two shifts (so uncle wasn't home alone).

Not only did no leftovers stink, but we really did have a lot of fun all being in the kitchen preparing food throughout the day. A lot of chatting/catching up w/family happened during those times.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

456 Same here. Mrs. USA gets a break from the kitchen this year. Won't be as good, but it will be four times more expensive.
Posted by: USA
---------------

And here. Too far to travel to be with relatives, which is unfortunate, but we weren't eager to have them here either, so there's that.

Local hotel does a big spread, so there we will go.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 24, 2015 11:31 AM (9mTYi)

457 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/669179521883619328

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (mf5HN)

458 So is the World still in the shitter?

Posted by: donna

Nope! I fixed that at 431!

Posted by: Achmad the Clock King at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (VAsIq)

459 443-but you are buying good will with that money. It's hard work cooking everything that goes into a Thanksgiving meal, unless you do it the Washington Post method, which is soulless, too healthy, and relies on store-bought pie. If you aren't gong to make something yourself, and don't have a beloved family member or friend whom you trust to create a homemade pumpkin or pecan delight, then go to a good restaurant where trained chefs are producing the food. You will eat a good meal, and have no dishes to do. That's a win-win.



Unless you have severe food allergies like me and my lot. I cook so we can continue to breathe.

Posted by: Moki at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (7q2ch)

460 >>It's like their side is constantly wrong.

...and Taquiyyah is a real thing, eh?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

461 424 "Beyond Disappointment"

An "Our Daily Bread" devotional

http://odb.org
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:17 AM (No/ki)

Mashup idea: "Our Daily Disappointment"

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (kpqmD)

462 452 "What would be the problem with checking out if you're lonely?' (Kind find the exact quote)

Typo- Meant "can't find".....Arrrrrgh!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (No/ki)

463 and did you have a NASA certified inspector watching you do the work? That was the 'signed off' part?

That someone had watched you do the work, and you had performed the work to specifications? And you had training on those specifications and the process?


Fortunately, no. We did the work for a subcontractor. And since it was just safety wire holes in bolts, they didn't consider that a high-priority QC item. We weren't certified to do anything more complex, which was how we ended up with the job.

I left that little shop not long afterwards. In a couple of months, the IRS swooped in an closed the place because the boss hadn't paid his taxes. This was the same guy who once axed me if we could mill a slot using a drill. He wasn't the sharpest tool in the drawer.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (LUgeY)

464 So is the World still in the shitter?
Posted by: donna
-----------------

And circling the bowl.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (9mTYi)

465 454
So is the World still in the shitter?

Posted by: donna at November 24, 2015 11:30 AM (/dSsq)


TFG is still in the WH, so yes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:33 AM (FsuaD)

466
Unless you have severe food allergies like me and my lot. I cook so we can continue to breathe.

Yup, Daughter is gonna be cooking..... She and Her kids are gluten and lactose intolerant...I'm still gonna bring some of the good stuff... meaning real stuffing ....

Posted by: donna at November 24, 2015 11:34 AM (/dSsq)

467 Fuck.


BREAKING: Two Foreign Nationals - LIKELY AMERICANS - CAPTURED BY TALIBAN in Helicopter Downing

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 24, 2015 11:34 AM (fWAjv)

468 @j___eraghty: We cannot be a party or a movement that gets its understanding of the world from chain-e-mails from Uncle Leo.

Don't tell me. Another "Trump is teh stoopidz!" crack from the GOPe at NRO?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (X6fMO)

469 Mashup idea: "Our Daily Disappointment"

Ugggh...no. Then some of us might really feel like checking out.

Il'd prefer a "blessing" thread, but either I did something wrong in writing to Ace and it never arrived or he was ignoring me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (No/ki)

470 >>LIKELY AMERICANS - CAPTURED BY TALIBAN in Helicopter Downing


Aw, HELL!
I don't even want to consider what ISIS will do to them (televised, of course).

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

471 She and Her kids are gluten and lactose intolerant...

Posted by: donna

Isn't "intolerant" just another word for bigotry? You should tell your family to stop being bigoted against lactose and gluten.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (VAsIq)

472 Shit, somebody find me an incendiary video!

Posted by: King Scrote at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (u5gzz)

473 And circling the bowl.

Looks like it's faster than even I believed obama could destroy it...

Posted by: donna at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (/dSsq)

474 457
I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:



https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/669179521883619328

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (mf5HN)


*twitch* *twitchity twitch*

....and THAT VEST....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (FsuaD)

475 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:

Someone please take the twitter keys away from him and Joyce Carol Oates.

Posted by: no good deed at November 24, 2015 11:35 AM (GgxVX)

476 I bet Ahmed the clock boy gets his ass kicked or whipped in Gutter. They wont put up with his shit. And when he starts telling everyone how smart he is, he's a camel turd.

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 11:36 AM (iQIUe)

477 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/669179521883619328
Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches


*checks calendar*

Today is NOT Poke the Horde with a Stick Day.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 11:36 AM (1xUj/)

478 I was thinking of making breakfast, but what if that is exactly what ISIS wants?

Posted by: USA at November 24, 2015 11:36 AM (tfM+W)

479 Taliban insurgents on Tuesday ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwest Afghanistan, killing three people in a shootout and capturing 16 other people on board, Afghan officials said.

Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri confirmed the helicopter had gone down in Faryab, a province that has experienced heavy fighting

between the Taliban and Afghan security forces. He would not say where the helicopter was headed or who was on board, and it was not immediately clear why the helicopter was forced to land there.

But an army officer in Faryab, insisting on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media, said the civilian aircraft had been contracted to transport army personnel. He said that after it landed, Taliban fighters rushed to the area, sparking the shootout and then arresting everyone on board. They later burned the chopper, he added.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 11:36 AM (gf8BH)

480 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:



https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/669179521883619328

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM


Gaaaahhh!! The stoopid! It burnz!!11!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2015 11:37 AM (pLwjI)

481 I still say it should be illegal for sitting congressmen to change parties. They should have to stay that party until the election and change to run as the other party then.

The reasons are many but the main ones are that people elected you partly based on the party affiliation you hold, and you were definitely selected in that party through the primary election process as opposed to against the other party's nominee.

I don't really care who it hurts or helps, its wrong.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:37 AM (39g3+)

482
BREAKING: Two Foreign Nationals - LIKELY AMERICANS - CAPTURED BY TALIBAN in Helicopter Downing



Jeebus. Wife of one of son's buddies just returned. She piloted helicopters there.


Prayers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (FsuaD)

483 I made some Space Shuttle bolts once. Trying to drill through a grade 8 bolt head with a teeny tiny carbide drill was almost as much fun as trying to stack BB's.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
----------------

I have drilled many nuts and bolts for safety wire. It is indeed a pain in the ass. The nuts, of course being much more difficult, having to pass diagonally through two flats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (9mTYi)

484 The world is on fire

====

"oh, shit!"

/ladybug flies away

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (3ZtZW)

485 >>I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:


Neil DT doing his best Fox Butterfield impression, eh?

It's more fun to imagine Jordan Peele doing his NDT impression saying that tweet..teehee!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

486 So some creepy clown is walking around Carroll University...now we know what Ace does in his evenings after Monday Night football.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (r65B3)

487 Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria'

http://goo.gl/xfOH4d

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Her 16 y/o friend died in the fighting months ago.

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

488 416 You see, Turkey, Article 5 doesn't apply if you attack them...

Posted by: mojo at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (OmBeX)


Actually.... if Russia responds against Turkish SOIL... or armed forced IN Turkey.... it will.

Which is what I believe what Turkey wants... they know that if we as NATO go in and clean house, they will be left in control of Syria... even though they are currently ethnically cleaning their own south...

They have no problem with a Caliphate... its just that THEY want to be in charge... like the last one.. you know... that Ottoman Empire thing?

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (qh617)

489 Barky and Hollande scheduled to speak at presser.

And I'm scheduled to mute the TV.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (FsuaD)

490 Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria'

http://goo.gl/xfOH4d

=====
Her 16 y/o friend died in the fighting months ago.



You just gotta love a story with a happy ending.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (hQt/L)

491 Isn't the Turkish president/prime minister/whatever Obama's best friend?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (4rzL1)

492 489 Barky and Hollande scheduled to speak at presser.

And I'm scheduled to mute the TV.


Me too. I'd hate to shoot the TV...

Posted by: donna at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (/dSsq)

493 *checks calendar*

Today is NOT Poke the Horde with a Stick Day.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 11:36 AM (1xUj/)



I do want I want!

*bounds about*

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (mf5HN)

494 Isn't the Turkish president/prime minister/whatever Obama's best friend?
Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (4rzL1)

right after the Head of the Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 11:41 AM (gf8BH)

495
Mashup idea: "Our Daily Disappointment"

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (kpqmD)







You've been talking to a couple of my ex-girlfriends, haven't you?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 24, 2015 11:41 AM (gwpf+)

496 Not only do we cook the presentation turkey on Thanksgiving day, we have smaller turkeys done the day before, ready to supply ample leftovers for everyone.

All the guests leave with a full compliment of turkey, tenderloin (if any is left), mash potatoes, rutabaga, corn, my famous leeks and carrots in olive oil, two types of dressing and plenty of gravy.

Thanksgiving is a big fucking deal around here.

Posted by: jwest at November 24, 2015 11:41 AM (Zs4uk)

497 491
Isn't the Turkish president/prime minister/whatever Obama's best friend?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at November 24, 2015 11:40 AM (4rzL1)


Yes. After TFG's first coronation, Erdogan was the first person, out of all the world's leaders, the JEF called.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:41 AM (FsuaD)

498 https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/669179521883619328

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (mf5HN)


Gaaah! Has this man ever said anything that ISN'T mind-bogglingly stupid?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 11:42 AM (vIdH4)

499 If I were a rich man ..................... all day long I ..........

Posted by: Gene Kelly at November 24, 2015 11:42 AM (uSqx+)

500 Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria'


====

" Achmed, this is why we can't have nice things! "

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 11:42 AM (3ZtZW)

501 Fredo is going to help France by lowering the Rent $5


But the Dog Stays!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 11:42 AM (gf8BH)

502 I'm avoiding serving turkey this Thanksgiving......those fuckers can shoot down a jet.

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at November 24, 2015 11:42 AM (uJK1E)

503 Not only did no leftovers stink, but we really did have a lot of fun all being in the kitchen preparing food throughout the day. A lot of chatting/catching up w/family happened during those times.


That works when the rest of the family shows up, but on Wednesday and Thursday morning I am Mommy's kitchen slave. I am an only and don't take well to Mommy having an opinion on every single thing.

Also it's logistically hard to drink heavily at that stage, which would help.

Also, I'm a better cook than Mommy so I should be telling her what to do.

What I thought was going to be my best Thanksgiving was the year when she had just had surgery. I was in charge of the cooking, I expected her to hide in the bedroom and just be wheeled out for the denoument.

Instead she ensconced herself in a comfy chair in the kitchen and criticized every move I made. Then when everything came out perfect she praised me for how well I did, as if she'd never made my morning miserable.

When the family shows up it becomes pleasant and all the things you do family holidays for, but I'm kind of dreading the part before that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 11:43 AM (1xUj/)

504 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:

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He's a scientist and a diplomat. That warning doesn't apply to you, Neil. Now is a great time for a trip to Syria.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 11:43 AM (fFIVI)

505 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:


The comments made my eyes bleed. I demand restitution!

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 24, 2015 11:43 AM (9eYoy)

506 495
Mashup idea: "Our Daily Disappointment"

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:32 AM (kpqmD)







You've been talking to a couple of my ex-girlfriends, haven't you?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 24, 2015 11:41 AM (gwpf+)

Heh. No, just life.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:43 AM (kpqmD)

507 >>>> Ugggh...no. Then some of us might really feel like checking out.
Il'd prefer a "blessing" thread, but either I did something wrong in writing to Ace and it never arrived or he was ignoring me.
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We have done a "good things" thread at the AoS Yahoo group, and I found those to be really heartening. I always like hearing when somebody here has good news. It's a nice change of pace from the daily barrage of all this bad stuff

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 11:43 AM (2x3L+)

508
All the guests leave with a full compliment of
turkey, tenderloin (if any is left), mash potatoes, rutabaga, corn, my
famous leeks and carrots in olive oil, two types of dressing and plenty
of gravy.



Thanksgiving is a big fucking deal around here.

Posted by: jwest at November 24, 2015 11:41 AM (Zs4uk)


Yep. I stocked up on plastic containers for everyone to take home leftovers.

One of the main reasons I've been into it the past couple of years, is son being home. He leaned over to me in church Sunday, as the pastor was talking about Thanksgiving and being thankful all the time, and whispered, "Mom, I CAN'T WAIT for your dinner!" Makes all the hard work worthwhile, knowing he's not eating MREs somewhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 24, 2015 11:44 AM (FsuaD)

509 All the guests leave with a full compliment of turkey, tenderloin (if any is left), mash potatoes, rutabaga, corn, my famous leeks and carrots in olive oil, two types of dressing and plenty of gravy.
----------------------

Calls out to Mrs. Hammer: "Sweetheart, pack your bag! We're headed to the West's house for Thanksgiving."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 24, 2015 11:44 AM (9mTYi)

510 >>When the family shows up it becomes pleasant and all the things you do
family holidays for, but I'm kind of dreading the part before that.

Yikes! Sorry it's not so fun for you in the kitchen!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:45 AM (NOIQH)

511 Thanksgiving sucks. Lots of driving.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 24, 2015 11:45 AM (AkOaV)

512 BREAKING: Two Foreign Nationals - LIKELY AMERICANS - CAPTURED BY TALIBAN in Helicopter Downing
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 24, 2015 11:34 AM (fWAjv)


Shit. Hope that's wrong..

Not only did no leftovers stink, but we really did have a lot of fun all being in the kitchen preparing food throughout the day. A lot of chatting/catching up w/family happened during those times.
Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:31 AM (NOIQH)


I agree, not only that but cleaning up too. It's part of the holidays.

Posted by: Lea at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM (lIU4e)

513 Imagine a world without lying-ass Republican traitors...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM (u5gzz)

514 Is the "Don't stick your dick in the green bean casserole rule,still in place?" (I'm asking for a friend)

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM (uJK1E)

515 Pray for all our people in uniform, far from home, in peril, under the command of Obama.

Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

516 457 I'm just going to leave this here for the Horde to bat about:
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/669179521883619328
Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches
___________

I have also noticed that cities that have more refrigerators have more crimes. Compare Chicago to Dumas, Texas. The data does not lie. Refrigerators cause crime.

Science, bitchez!

Posted by: Neil deGrasse Tyson at November 24, 2015 11:47 AM (3GAnN)

517 Mashup idea: "Our Daily Disappointment"

I suspect that for most of us, it would be "waking up in the morning."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 24, 2015 11:47 AM (X6fMO)

518 Fredo is going to help France by lowering the Rent $5
But the Dog Stays!
Posted by: Nevergiveup
-------------

Perhaps he can free a few felons, and terrorist prisoners while he is there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 24, 2015 11:47 AM (9mTYi)

519 Neil DT seems like a guy that sits around all day trying to come up with statements that sound wise and impressive, but isn't wise or smart enough to do it well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:47 AM (39g3+)

520 Wait.... Turkeys shot down a Russian Jet...

I am Vindicated....

Because, as God is my Witness, Turkeys CAN fly!

Posted by: Les Nessman at November 24, 2015 11:48 AM (qh617)

521 >>>>> Is the "Don't stick your dick in the green bean casserole rule,still in place?" (I'm asking for a friend)
Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM
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You're doing it wrong. Don't stick it in pie.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)

522 I thought the gravy was on the Syrian side.

Posted by: Arson Wells at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (UnJ7w)

523 479 Taliban insurgents on Tuesday ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwest Afghanistan, killing three people in a shootout and capturing 16 other people on board, Afghan officials said.
---

fk.

Oh but don't worry maybe these are TFG's "good" Taliban. :eyeroll: That said some of those idiots do understand the value of a keeping a live hostage, especially when they know they can get 5 for 1 deals.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (MbrzC)

524 >>I have also noticed that cities that have more refrigerators have more
crimes. Compare Chicago to Dumas, Texas. The data does not lie.
Refrigerators cause crime.



More pigeons and rats, more crime.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pjmh2gk

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (NOIQH)

525 Mashup idea: "Our Daily Disappointment"


===

Too much like the bit they did on Air America where they'd read news stories and say "Oy oy oy" and nothing much else.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (3ZtZW)

526 Posted by: ThunderB at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

Amen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (No/ki)

527 >>>413 Finally, I bring you a new thread.
Posted by: Brian Williams at November 24, 2015 11:14 AM (VAsIq)

You fooled me.

Posted by: m at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (tElZn)

528 So Muslim cutie finds out that its not cool as she thought after posting pics of herself with dangerous IS guys? I expect after being raped 87 times by hairy, unbathed scumbag terrorists she decided maybe Germany was a nicer place.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (39g3+)

529 Actually.... if Russia responds against Turkish SOIL... or armed forced IN Turkey.... it will.

Posted by: BB Wolf


Bullshit it does.

International law isn't worth dick spit; intl law is pretty much handshake agreements that evaporate on contact with reality.

Barky's fucked this thing up six ways from Sunday, but there ain't a chance in hell we're going to defend Turkey from the cost of their stupidity.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 24, 2015 11:51 AM (9YDUz)

530 On Turkey Day, I'll be eating too much and watching football. When a dumb relative gets near, I'll sneak away to flasks I'll hide in various, quiet places.

It learned that trick from an uncle-in-law. It saves lives.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 24, 2015 11:51 AM (9eYoy)

531 Fredo is going to help France

-
By putting a burqa on the Statue of Liberty.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 11:51 AM (fFIVI)

532 521 >>>>> Is the "Don't stick your dick in the green bean casserole rule,still in place?" (I'm asking for a friend)
Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM
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You're doing it wrong. Don't stick it in pie.
Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)

Wait for the casserole to cool off a bit first.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:51 AM (kpqmD)

533 the militia (identified as Turkmen forces) on the ground are said to have shot the Russian air crew as they were parachuting. Supposedly we are arming these turds.

the Russians are saying ISIS sells oil through the Turkish government and the Turks are facilitating arms transfers to ISIS as well, and providing some medical supplies and back-up safe havens. Can this really be true? I hope an enquiring mind in the free press (if there are any) hanging around the WH ask Earnest about this today.

Posted by: MTF at November 24, 2015 11:52 AM (TxJGV)

534 487 Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria'

http://goo.gl/xfOH4d

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Her 16 y/o friend died in the fighting months ago.

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)
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Good. Blast that all over the airwaves world-wide as nice lesson to those thinking of throwing in with the savages is Syria.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:52 AM (MbrzC)

535 Oh but don't worry maybe these are TFG's "good" Taliban. :eyeroll: That said some of those idiots do understand the value of a keeping a live hostage, especially when they know they can get 5 for 1 deals.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:49 AM (MbrzC)


But hey, in the name of American Tradition... if you act after Midnight Thursday??

We'll Double Your Offer!!! yes 10 for 1 on Black Friday!!!

Posted by: US State Dept. Obama Appointee, who used to work for Walmart at November 24, 2015 11:52 AM (qh617)

536 >>Pray for all our people in uniform, far from home, in peril, under the command of Obama.

Will do!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 24, 2015 11:53 AM (NOIQH)

537 I have drilled many nuts and bolts for safety wire. It is indeed a pain in the ass. The nuts, of course being much more difficult, having to pass diagonally through two flats.

Fortunately, these were on the flats. Those bolts were harder than Superman's kneecap.

For diagonal ones, I'd mill a small flat to get the centerdrill started, and still had to be careful.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 11:53 AM (LUgeY)

538 40 pound rat found in NYC. More a Nutria, really.

http://tinyurl.com/6tafyyq

New York is just infested with rats. No thanks.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:53 AM (39g3+)

539 here's something i just learned on the internet:

the pseudo-japanese phrase "ah so" spoken by oriental detectives in 1930's movies actually comes from the japanese phrase "a so desu ka" meaning ah, is that so".

so computers prove to be worthwhile, again.

cheers.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 24, 2015 11:54 AM (WTSFk)

540 Barack Hussein Obama is a monster. He has no conscience. He is a deformed human being.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 11:54 AM (2x3L+)

541 fredo late again

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 11:54 AM (gf8BH)

542 Instead she ensconced herself in a comfy chair in the kitchen and criticized every move I made. Then when everything came out perfect she praised me for how well I did, as if she'd never made my morning miserable.

When the family shows up it becomes pleasant and all the things you do family holidays for, but I'm kind of dreading the part before that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
_________

My ex BIL and I grew weary of criticism from every single freaking family member regarding meal prep in a small kitchen. So we worked out a plan where BIL would act very angry over something minor I did in the kitchen and then yell and stomp around.

The kitchen area would clear out. We'd toast each other with our beers, smile, and go about preparing a pretty darned fine Thanksgiving meal in peace and quiet.

Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2015 11:54 AM (3GAnN)

543 Neil DT seems like a guy that sits around all day trying to come up with statements that sound wise and impressive, but isn't wise or smart enough to do it well.

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Deep Thoughts

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 11:54 AM (fFIVI)

544 Can this really be true? I hope an enquiring mind in the free press (if there are any) hanging around the WH ask Earnest about this today.

Posted by: MTF at November 24, 2015 11:52 AM (TxJGV)
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Mostly true, and no, nobody will ask the WH about it.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:55 AM (MbrzC)

545 I fear Vladimir Putin's aggression and arrogance is going to end up with the world at war again.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:55 AM (39g3+)

546 Putin is not killing isis out of the goodness of his heart, He is doing so to facilitate a new hegemony in the ME by sponsoring Irans growing strength.

Posted by: willow at November 24, 2015 10:01 AM (xpPRn)


I expect that Iran, backed by Russia, will make a move on large portions of the Middle East within the year. Iraq, as well as large swaths of Saudi Arabia and other smaller countries, will be theirs.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at November 24, 2015 11:56 AM (dPpmC)

547 Deep Thoughts

At least Jack Handey's thoughts were a little amusing. Neil's are sad and tragic. Like Farva's Shenanigans.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:56 AM (39g3+)

548 Since some are talking about turkey cooking. My bit of advice is to NOT follow Alton Brown's (from Good Eats) cooking advice for turkey.

He says to cook the turkey at 500 F for 30 minutes and then lower the temperature. DO NOT DO THIS as it will burn the bird and could cause a fire.

He ended up doing a follow up episode supposedly focusing on doing stuffing in the bird, but it really was him changing his turkey cooking procedure. I guess his lawyers said he couldn't come out with a mea culpa from his first recommendation due to legal liabilities.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 24, 2015 11:56 AM (LXJ1e)

549 Fredo's statement will longer than usual???/My Fuckin G-D

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2015 11:56 AM (gf8BH)

550 538 40 pound rat found in NYC. More a Nutria, really.

http://tinyurl.com/6tafyyq

New York is just infested with rats. No thanks.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 11:53 AM (39g3+)

Capybara

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:57 AM (kpqmD)

551 The kitchen area would clear out. We'd toast each other with our beers, smile, and go about preparing a pretty darned fine Thanksgiving meal in peace and quiet.
Posted by: Furious George



Oh I completely approve of that.

Also of the strategic hiding of flasks. I shall undertake that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 24, 2015 11:57 AM (1xUj/)

552 So many people will be flying for the holiday, and they all must be feeling a tremendous sense of dread and fear when boarding planes. We have no national security. Every federal agency, all intelligence agencies have been compromised by this stupid mother fucker in the White House.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 11:58 AM (2x3L+)

553 Even on the edge of WWIII, It's always all about him.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

554 We'll Double Your Offer!!! yes 10 for 1 on Black Friday!!!

Posted by: US State Dept. Obama Appointee, who used to work for Walmart at November 24, 2015 11:52 AM (qh617)
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Considering that Obama is desperate to empty gitmo via any means necessary I would not be surprised if he did do some 10 or 15 for 1's to get some non-traitors back.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 11:59 AM (MbrzC)

555 Jack - It's *always* about him, I can't ever recall a circumstance where it hasn't been.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 12:00 PM (MbrzC)

556 Ya'll, I have no interest in the ME, not even Israel. If Russia wants it, they can have it.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 24, 2015 12:00 PM (LXJ1e)

557 Landlord who provided a hideout to Paris jihadis is swept to court before dawn by heavily-armed police where he is expected to be the first person charged with helping them

http://goo.gl/hZEmeE

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Whoops!

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 12:01 PM (iQIUe)

558 552 - dats why I drive, unless there is an ocean involved.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 12:01 PM (MbrzC)

559 >>Ya'll, I have no interest in the ME

Doesn't matter. They have an interest in you.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 12:01 PM (/tuJf)

560 Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 24, 2015 11:51 AM (9YDUz)

Luckily Article 5 says we 'may' respond... it does not say we HAVE to respond, nor how...

It was basically put in place to make it so the US President would not have to go through Congress if any NATO member was attacked... as he was able to under auspices of the Treaty, and would not have to go to Congress for a declaration of War...

Which is exactly why I think Turkey will prod the Russian Bear into doing something against Turkish troops, or soil... so they CAN invoke Article 5, which then allows their friend Obama a hand not tied by Congress... which will allow the US to directly support a Turkish invasion of Syria.

Posted by: US State Dept. Obama Appointee, who used to work for Walmart at November 24, 2015 12:02 PM (qh617)

561 Doesn't matter. They have an interest in you.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 12:01 PM (/tuJf)
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^^this.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 12:03 PM (MbrzC)

562 559 >>Ya'll, I have no interest in the ME

Doesn't matter. They have an interest in you.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 12:01 PM (/tuJf)


Yes, you may not be at war with Islam...

But Islam IS at War with you.. infidel...

Posted by: Achmed Al Boomboom, Terrorist at November 24, 2015 12:04 PM (qh617)

563 Test?

Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:04 PM (yOGKC)

564 I fear Vladimir Putin's aggression and arrogance is going to end up with the world at war again.

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I always liked the theme to the BBC's The World At War. It's so stark and dramatic. So, we've got that going for us.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 24, 2015 12:05 PM (fFIVI)

565
OMG!

Landlord did time for getting into a fight and cutting a kid's throat killing him.

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 12:05 PM (iQIUe)

566 563 Test?
Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:04 PM (yOGKC)

Sold B+

Posted by: King Barry at November 24, 2015 12:05 PM (kpqmD)

567 Solid B+ dammit.

Posted by: King Barry at November 24, 2015 12:05 PM (kpqmD)

568 Which is exactly why I think Turkey will prod the
Russian Bear into doing something against Turkish troops, or soil... so
they CAN invoke Article 5, which then allows their friend Obama a hand
not tied by Congress... which will allow the US to directly support a
Turkish invasion of Syria.

Posted by: US State Dept. Obama Appointee, who used to work for Walmart at November 24, 2015 12:02 PM


Or why Barky will do fuck all, thus pretty much flushing NATO, something that both he and the current Turkish government would probably view as a plus.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2015 12:06 PM (pLwjI)

569 It learned that trick from an uncle-in-law. It saves lives.
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I have employed this strategy at family events for years. It really does save lives.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (kXzR8)

570 560 - Obama isn't gonna to take any action of significance about any of this, he may however, as is his M.O., use in-action as his means to achieve what he wants.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (MbrzC)

571 Great. I can't copy something out of a word doc and paste it in there. It was a great takedown of Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings' comments on being more afraid of white male school shooters than Islamic terrorists. Oh well.

Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (yOGKC)

572 Capybara

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 24, 2015 11:57 AM (kpqmD)


Gambian pouched rat. Yuuge rodents from Africa. Brought over as pets, then they escape, or the owners get tired of them and let them go. They then breed with local, smaller rats and pretty soon you've got hordes or monster rats running around the city causing trouble and impinging on your personal freedoms.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (vIdH4)

573 OK all you thanking givers, I gotta go do stuff.

Y'all try and behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 24, 2015 12:08 PM (LUgeY)

574 RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2015 12:06 PM (pLwjI)
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Agreed.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 12:08 PM (MbrzC)

575
Is the "Don't stick your dick in the green bean casserole rule,still in place?" (I'm asking for a friend)

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at November 24, 2015 11:46 AM (uJK1E)








Killjoy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 24, 2015 12:08 PM (gwpf+)

576 You're doing it wrong. Don't stick it in pie.
Posted by: L, Elle at November 24, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)




Especially the McDonald's apple pie.

Um, another guy in the burn unit told me.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at November 24, 2015 12:09 PM (vgIRn)

577 556 Ya'll, I have no interest in the ME, not even Israel. If Russia wants it, they can have it.



Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 24, 2015 12:00 PM (LXJ1e)


someone needs to rough this heckler up...

I love Israel... heck... Ivanka is Jewish... I support Israel 1000%...

Posted by: What Trump would say... at November 24, 2015 12:09 PM (qh617)

578 If you look at the confluence of forces in Syria, and realize that Obama isn't really a force to be reckoned with, then think back to Tunisia and Morocco (2011), Libya (started Feb 2009 - 2011) (Benghazi), Egypt.

You realize that Putin is the King maker. His decisions are the important ones that make or break everything. Russian and Iran, with Syria against NATO, Turkey and the US.

So then you wonder, did Obama really foresee all of this when he started in Libya a few months after taking office.

So what will Putin do? It's his call. We're just innocent bystanders, sitting on the balcony watching stray bullets fly.

Posted by: THDeering at November 24, 2015 12:09 PM (Ymx+z)

579 Yes, I'm sure the terrorists will be awed by western leaders gathering in Paris to talk smack about a made up climate crisis while the middle east is on fire, we are enduring the worst refugee crisis since WWII and terror attacks are spreading around the world.

Our president is an embarrassment and a failure.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 12:10 PM (/tuJf)

580 40 pound rat found in NYC. More a Nutria, really.

The giant rat of Sumatra.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 24, 2015 12:11 PM (X6fMO)

581 Great. I can't copy something out of a word doc and paste it in there. It was a great takedown of Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings' comments on being more afraid of white male school shooters than Islamic terrorists. Oh well.




Fvck Rawlings.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2015 12:12 PM (hQt/L)

582 The giant rat of Sumatra.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 24, 2015 12:11 PM (X6fMO)


Is that you, Mr. Tirebiter?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 12:12 PM (vIdH4)

583 570 560 - Obama isn't gonna to take any action of significance about any of this, he may however, as is his M.O., use in-action as his means to achieve what he wants.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (MbrzC)

He won't have to... he will give tacit assent... his STAFF will do all the work...

Notice how NO ONE has even mentioned SUSAN RICE's name in the whole cooked ISIS intel thing?

Even though SHE is the one directly responsible, to the President, for him getting good information as the National Security Advisor?

Obama's staff is running this stuff... he is disengaged... does not want to be bothered... which is why Turkey will be allowed to invade Syria...

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 24, 2015 12:13 PM (qh617)

584 Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (yOGKC)

Try this:

http://www.unicodetools.com/unicode/convert-to-html.php

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 12:14 PM (iQIUe)

585 Those two girls were married right away and its been a year plus, I wonder if there are any kids?

Posted by: Mustapha Kunt -- With a Wang! at November 24, 2015 12:14 PM (iQIUe)

586 Im leaning heavily toward trying to write up a short story based on Sherlock Holmes, using one of those 100-odd throw away case titles Watson mentions. I have the skeleton of a case in mind.

I reject the current scheme of world war designation though. To me a "world war" is one in which most of the planet's continents and multiple nations across oceans are engaged in hostile activities against each other involving political and military activity.

With that definition, the Napoleonic war was WWI. The Great War is WWII. The Nazi/Allies war was WWIII. The Cold War was WWIV. And the War on Terror is WWV.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 24, 2015 12:16 PM (39g3+)

587 To the point about Rawlings:

Since 1990, there have been 29 shootings with five or more fatalities in the US. Of the 31 perpetrators, 18 were white. If things were proportional to demographics, 19 would be white.

The original post was way better, but I'm not retyping it. You get the cliff notes and nothing more.

Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:18 PM (yOGKC)

588 571 Great. I can't copy something out of a word doc and paste it in there. It was a great takedown of Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings' comments on being more afraid of white male school shooters than Islamic terrorists. Oh well.

Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:07 PM (yOGKC)


First copy it to notepad, or some other text editor. Then copy it from the text editor to here. That'll strip off all of the formatting and save you a stint in the barrel.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 12:19 PM (vIdH4)

589 Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he’s more scared of “large gatherings of white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up” than he is of radical Islamic terrorists. Well, setting aside the fact that lunatics who shoot elementary schools don’t really have any unifying ideology or organization, let’s look at some numbers.

Here are public area shootings in the United States resulting in five or more fatalities since 1990:

1990: 11 killed, including perp, at a car loan office in Jacksonville by a black male.

1991: 23 killed, including perp, at a Luby’s in Killeen, TX, by a white male.

1991: 5 killed, including perp, at the University of Iowa by an Asian male.

1993: 9 killed, including perp, at a San Francisco law office by a white male.

1993: 6 killed on the Long Island Rail Road in New York by a black male.

1998: 5 killed at an Arkansas MS. Both shooters were white males.

1999: 15 killed, including perps, at Columbine HS. Both shooters were white males.

1999: 7 killed, including perp, at a Baptist church in Fort Worth by a white male.

2004: 6 killed on a hunting trip in Wisconsin by an Asian male.

2005: 10 killed, including perp, at Red Lake HS by a Native American male.

2005: 8 killed, including perp, at Wisconsin church by a white male.

2006: 6 killed, including perp, at rural Amish school in PA by a white male.
2006: 7 killed, including perp, at a Seattle rave by a white male.

2007: 33 killed, including perp, at Virginia Tech by an Asian male.

2007: 9 killed, including perp, at an Omaha mall by a white male.

2008: 6 killed, including perp, at Northern Illinois University by a white male.

2008: 7 killed, including perp, at city hall meeting in Missouri by a black male.

2009: 14 killed, including perp, at public office in Binghampton, NY, by an Asian male.

2009: 8 killed at NC nursing home by a white male.

2011: 8 killed at CA hair salon by a white male.

2011: 6 killed at Tucson political rally by a white male.

2012: 7 killed at Oikos University in Oakland by an Asian male.

2012: 12 killed at a CO movie theater by a white male.

2012: 28 killed, including perp, at Sandy Hook ES by a white male.

2013: 7 killed, including perp, at a FL apartment complex by a Hispanic male.

2013: 6 killed, including perp, at Santa Monica College by a Middle Eastern male.

2013: 13 killed, including perp, at the Washington Navy Yard in DC by a black male.

2014: 5 killed, including perp, at a Washington high school by a Native American male.

2015: 10 killed, including perp, at Umpqua CC by a white male.

That’s 29 separate shootings with five or more fatalities (274 innocent fatalities in all) in 26 years, committed by 31 total perpetrators. Of the 31 perps, 18 were white, 5 were Asian, 4 were black, 2 were Native American, 1 was Middle Eastern and 1 was Hispanic. All were male.

If the racial identities of school shooters were proportional to current U.S. demographics, whites would account for 19 of the 31 incidents. So in actuality, they are committing these atrocities at a smaller proportion than you would expect.

Things to keep in mind: I had a minimum number of fatalities. If I removed that, a) I’d be here all day, b) you’d find a small scattering of female perps and c) you’d find a good amount of gang-related shootings occurring on school campuses. It would not further indict white males.

Now, I don’t think race has anything to do with this. Crazy people do crazy things, skin color be damned. But since a mayor of a major American city wants to downplay the threat of radical Islam with this juvenile “gotcha!” towards white males, let’s clarify that he is dead WRONG.

Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:20 PM (yOGKC)

590 Our president is an embarrassment and a failure.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2015 12:10 PM (/tuJf)


I disagree. I think our president is a failure and an embarrassment.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 24, 2015 12:21 PM (vIdH4)

591 YESSSSSSSSSSSSS. Thank you, Mustapha. I just hope this gets some discussion going, because I spent two freaking hours on this!

Posted by: planeman at November 24, 2015 12:23 PM (yOGKC)

592 The giant rat of Sumatra.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 24, 2015 12:11 PM


Just as long as the little bastard stays out of my last tin of Uncle Sigmund's Peruvian Cocoa Powder.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2015 12:28 PM (pLwjI)

593 Oh, and two noods. Colbert and TFG.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2015 12:30 PM (pLwjI)

594 Geez. Fredo holding another presser. I really don't want to go overseas again until we have an American as prez. What a fucking embarrassment.

Posted by: Charlie at November 24, 2015 12:43 PM (Fmupd)

595 Off VD infected sock

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2015 12:44 PM (Fmupd)

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