Overnight Open Thread (11-26-2015) – Happy Thanksgiving Edition

So this happened.

thanksgivingturkey

Thanksgiving Dinner Keeps Getting Cheaper

In 1986, Thanksgiving dinner cost $28.74. In October 1986, an average worker made $8.96 an hour. That means that s/he had to work 3 hours 12 minutes and 27 seconds, or 50 minutes and 30 seconds longer than [a] worker today.

So, enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner and rejoice in knowing that you have worked almost an hour less to earn it than would have been the case in 1986.

Good News For Your Defense: Your Appalling Drunken Behavior Might Be Genetic

Megafauna vs. Pumpkin Pie and Squash

"As God Is My Witness..."

The key 15 minutes of the classic episode which was based on a real life incident.

Yahoo group. That is all.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by same BMI, different body:

Same-BMI

Notice: Posted by authority of AceCorp LLC. Happy-fun ball may not be capable of flight but he is not to be trifled with. Reminder: Just 29 days left until Life Day.

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1 Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by: bill-o at November 26, 2015 09:51 PM (nE/OV)

2 First?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, stockpiling mead at November 26, 2015 09:51 PM (AXimz)

3 Not so much.

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, stockpiling mead at November 26, 2015 09:51 PM (AXimz)

4 I got willowed. Like for four posts.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 09:53 PM (dFi94)

5 And the Packers continue their downward spiral into stupidity.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 09:55 PM (dFi94)

6 *Burp!*

Posted by: cthulhu at November 26, 2015 09:57 PM (EzgxV)

7 Happy Thanksgiving Horde!

Posted by: Sixkiller at November 26, 2015 09:59 PM (bfpzm)

8 HOOORDE!!!!


I hope you're all full of good food and marginal booze.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 09:59 PM (GEICT)

9 I don't understand that BMI graphic.
Do females not have one?

Posted by: Agnus Mack at November 26, 2015 10:00 PM (02ybD)

10 It's going to be a short ONT unless the foodies show up and I suspect they are all unconscious.

Posted by: Agnus Mack at November 26, 2015 10:01 PM (02ybD)

11 booze!!

turkey

and my BMI is 33
so class 1 obese, but I'm dead lifting 375



#teamRippetoe

Posted by: Jake at November 26, 2015 10:04 PM (QelBn)

12 Grammie, you should try being a Cowboys fan.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 26, 2015 10:04 PM (kTF2Z)

13 I hope you're all full of good food and marginal booze.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 09:59 PM (GEICT)

Check...and check!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 26, 2015 10:06 PM (rJUlF)

14 Oh no! It's a Woot-off!

Damit, I was going to try to get some stuff done, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:06 PM (bLnSU)

15 Any word on how serious Tony Romo is hurt?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 26, 2015 10:07 PM (ej1L0)

16 Happy Thanksgiving, Horde!

Lordy, am I stuffed.

Posted by: dissent555 at November 26, 2015 10:07 PM (GdgAM)

17 there is free premium cable preview this weekend (hbo, max, starz, etc,)

Posted by: @votermom at November 26, 2015 10:07 PM (cbfNE)

18 Oh look. It's Favre. Ho Hum

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:07 PM (dFi94)

19 Yay!

Posted by: Arson Wells at November 26, 2015 10:09 PM (UnJ7w)

20 Hey Favre - why don't you go back to the Minnesota Vikings and see if THEY will retire your stupid jersey?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:09 PM (dFi94)

21 The Stupidest Great Quarterback Who Ever Lived.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 26, 2015 10:11 PM (EDYaR)

22 14 Oh no! It's a Woot-off!

Damit, I was going to try to get some stuff done, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:06 PM (bLnSU)




How are you doing? Totally topped-off with Brawndo?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 26, 2015 10:12 PM (EzgxV)

23 Oh my gosh Bart Star

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:13 PM (dFi94)

24 How are you doing? Totally topped-off with Brawndo?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 26, 2015 10:12 PM (EzgxV)


4 grams of magnesium sulfate.

Didn't even get a lollipop.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:14 PM (bLnSU)

25 Happy Thanksgiving to a fine bunch of degenerate weirdos.


Serious, you guys.

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 10:15 PM (vVaDF)

26 Happy Thanksgiving Horde!!

I hope you all had a great day. Turkey turned out perfect, but I tried using organic pastry flour for my pie crusts. Don't do that. It's a terrible mistake. And a waste of 8 bucks for 2 pounds of flour.

Gold Medal from now on.

Posted by: Moki at November 26, 2015 10:19 PM (7q2ch)

27 15 Any word on how serious Tony Romo is hurt?


According to Dr. Phil Sims, he's dead. I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 10:20 PM (NGd+i)

28 I made the mistake of clicking on another S*lon article (about how Donald Trump is evil).

From the comments below: "Everyone who ever wanted to go back in time and kill Hitler, here's your chance." And the comment stands.

Remember, they claim that "our" rhetoric is violent and dangerous.

Posted by: Mega at November 26, 2015 10:20 PM (9Du4t)

29 So we go up the hill for a nice Thanksgiving dinner in Kerrville. On the way back, we stop at the local Hastings, a decent little bookstore with a coffee bar and nice restrooms. But the wife decides she doesn't want to use the Hastings restrooms. She wants to use the restrooms at WalMart. On Thanksgiving night.

Pray for me. I may not be able to unsee that which has been seen, even with my cardiologist's maximum allowed dosage of Shiner Bock...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 26, 2015 10:20 PM (Kucy5)

30 I took a day trip to Texas to have dinner with the daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. Great times. Granddaughter and I had a contest to see who could make the loudest and longest raspberry. It was a draw.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 26, 2015 10:21 PM (rJUlF)

31 >>Gold Medal from now on.


King Arthur, FTW!

Posted by: Garrett at November 26, 2015 10:21 PM (byoyc)

32 Doesn't Brett Favre have the most interceptions ever?

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (NGd+i)

33 Good to see Bart Starr.

Posted by: USA at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (tfM+W)

34 Hitler was a vegetarian. That's a true story.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (EDYaR)

35 One more time, Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Any word from Jane D'oh yet?

Posted by: Blano at November 26, 2015 10:23 PM (heN73)

36 29 Why on earth would she want to do that? The Walmart bathrooms are not that nice, even in the new Walmarts.

Unless that was her ploy to do some Black Friday shopping, and hoodwink you into going with her. Either way, prayers going up for your, friend.

Posted by: Moki at November 26, 2015 10:23 PM (7q2ch)

37 Doesn't Brett Favre have the most interceptions ever?

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (NGd+i)
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Not sure, but he does hold the record for most retirement announcements.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:23 PM (dFi94)

38 Carlos Danger shakes head in disbelief...

Posted by: USA at November 26, 2015 10:24 PM (tfM+W)

39 Good to see Bart Starr.

Posted by: USA at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (tfM+W)
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Yes. He's been seriously ill. His wife said it would most likely be their last trip to Green Bay. Sad.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:24 PM (dFi94)

40 31-I forgot about King Arthur. Pretty good stuff, but still pricey. I miss that they no longer sell Polish pottery bakeware in the catalogue. That was a nice way to get it over here, without paying through the nose.

Posted by: Moki at November 26, 2015 10:24 PM (7q2ch)

41 Doesn't Brett Favre have the most interceptions ever?

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (NGd+i)
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Not sure, but he does hold the record for most retirement announcements.


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:23 PM (dFi94)

Um, no, that's probably held by KISS.

Posted by: Blano at November 26, 2015 10:24 PM (heN73)

42 Piercello - Ah. You were a no-show the other night when I noted the Feast Day for Saint Cecilia.

Anyhow, Handel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs8jrm_H-5U

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 10:25 PM (RrDm2)

43 #36 I DON'T KNOW! I DON'T KNOW! *gibber* Half the store was still roped off til midnight anyway and it was STILL like a Spanish dub of "The Naked Jungle"...


Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 26, 2015 10:26 PM (Kucy5)

44 The downfall of eating at my aunt's house is there are no leftovers for everyone else. She packs that shit up and puts it in her fridge.

Whereas my mom is all "Here, take this massive plate of food with you. I will not take no for an answer."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 10:26 PM (GEICT)

45 32
Doesn't Brett Favre have the most interceptions ever?

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 10:22 PM (NGd+i)

Probably. Just like Babe Ruth was the strike-out king.

Posted by: muttering vikings fan at November 26, 2015 10:27 PM (eUK5G)

46 Happy Thanksgiving, Morons!
I'm thankful for you, one and all.
Even the Ewok, and the CoBs.
May GOD bless you, even if you don't believe...

Posted by: ChrisP at November 26, 2015 10:28 PM (0s6lY)

47 I made two types of bread for the dinner today. One of the guests was gluten-free, so I offered to find tweezers so she could remove any offending gluten herself.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 26, 2015 10:28 PM (q2o38)

48 443- pouring some well aged brandy through the interwebs for you hon. To calm the nerves.

Posted by: Moki at November 26, 2015 10:29 PM (7q2ch)

49 One down, two to go, then back to being a hermit....

Posted by: Jenk at November 26, 2015 10:29 PM (OtryE)

50 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 26, 2015 10:29 PM (YJmuy)

51 Woot woot happy thanksgiving morons

Yay ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 10:30 PM (gmP76)

52 Good evening everyone

Posted by: FormerlyMountainTurtle at November 26, 2015 10:30 PM (hipNa)

53 Fudge

Posted by: Ralphie at November 26, 2015 10:31 PM (RU5ki)

54 BMI is like cholesterol and blood pressure readings: designed so that everybody needs pharmaceuticals.

Posted by: t-bird at November 26, 2015 10:31 PM (oFSUK)

55 I made Gabe's recipe for Bourbon cranberries. The grandkids could not eat it fast enough. Which is worrisome since they are all 5 and under. So I decided to take home the leftovers. When it was time to go, they all started kissing on me and hugging me all the way out to the car. So I get home and discover the cranberries are no longer in my possession. Those rats stole my sauce.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:32 PM (dFi94)

56 Beautiful looking turkey, Maet.

Posted by: FormerlyMountainTurtle at November 26, 2015 10:33 PM (hipNa)

57 24 How are you doing? Totally topped-off with Brawndo?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 26, 2015 10:12 PM (EzgxV)

4 grams of magnesium sulfate.

Didn't even get a lollipop.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:14 PM (bLnSU)




Four grams?!?!? Holy crud. Did they let you hold the jar before they mixed it into solution?




How are you feeling?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 26, 2015 10:33 PM (EzgxV)

58
Evening everyone. It was a quiet Thanksgiving here. Four hour drive up into the mountains today, and another tomorrow back home.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at November 26, 2015 10:34 PM (DRuCG)

59 LOL Grammie.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 26, 2015 10:34 PM (1OLmv)

60 55. I completely forgot the cranberry sauce until just now. Crap.

It's still in the fridge, so I will pull it out with the leftovers tomorrow, and pretend that it was on the table before.

Posted by: Moki at November 26, 2015 10:34 PM (7q2ch)

61
Those rats stole my sauce.

You got rolled by toddlers.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:35 PM (S2LZH)

62 Grammie, your grandkids are starting the AOSH lifestyle young.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 10:35 PM (0MJkC)

63 My, my, Grammie Winger. I am impressed at your progeny.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 26, 2015 10:36 PM (q2o38)

64 Four grams?!?!? Holy crud. Did they let you hold the jar before they mixed it into solution?

How are you feeling?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 26, 2015 10:33 PM (EzgxV)


Meh. Like I OD'd on magnesium. Muscle soreness, little nausea. Mis-spelling and mis-pronouncing things.

They did warn me to stay away from open flames overnight.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:37 PM (bLnSU)

65 "Remember, they claim that "our" rhetoric is violent and dangerous.

Posted by: Mega at November 26, 2015 10:20 PM"

Really important to remember:
everything they say is a lie.

G'night, Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 26, 2015 10:37 PM (+jyzN)

66 29 >> Pray for me. I may not be able to unsee that which has been seen, even
with my cardiologist's maximum allowed dosage of Shiner Bock...

Sounds like you need a new cardiologist. Your current one is obviously a quack.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 26, 2015 10:37 PM (gyKtp)

67 grammie - can you link to the cranberry recipe?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 10:37 PM (RrDm2)

68 You got rolled by toddlers.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:35 PM (S2LZH)
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Seriously. I'm pathetic. Two kids who sleep with blankies, and a kid who can barely talk and walks around with a pacifier in his mouth. They completely bamboozled me.


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:37 PM (dFi94)

69 Those rats stole my sauce.
___


Walker and Texas Ranger?

Posted by: USA at November 26, 2015 10:38 PM (tfM+W)

70 Happy Thanksgiving, beloved Horde!

How come every single one of those BMI persons is slouching?

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 10:38 PM (PiNvr)

71 grammie - can you link to the cranberry recipe?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 10:37 PM (RrDm2)
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Ya, I bookmarked it and emailed it to myself. Let me see if I can grab it......

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:38 PM (dFi94)

72 They did warn me to stay away from open flames overnight.
Posted by: Merovign
---------------

Just warn those around you that should there be a spontaneous combustion event, DO NOT try to extinguish with water.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 10:40 PM (RrDm2)

73 Anybody hear Aaron Rodgers' comment as the ball flew by him??

LMAO.

Posted by: Blano at November 26, 2015 10:40 PM (heN73)

74 Flames? Baking soda

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 10:41 PM (UiGnh)

75 Just warn those around you that should there be a spontaneous combustion event, DO NOT try to extinguish with water.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 10:40 PM (RrDm2)


(carries spray bottle of mineral oil, gets suspicious looks)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:41 PM (bLnSU)

76 Bourbon Cranberry Sauce, emphasis on the Bourbon


1 lb. of cranberries (about 4 cups).
2 cups sugar.
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
1/3 cup bourbon.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine first 3 ingredients in 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake until cranberries are tender and sugar is dissolved, stirring once, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and stir in bourbon. Refrigerate cranberry sauce until well chilled. Keeps for about a week. Transfer to bowl and serve.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:41 PM (dFi94)

77 Actually the hilarious thing is I do have a spray bottle of mineral oil. Not *that* kind of mineral oil, this one is magnesium chloride oil.

That might now work out as well.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:42 PM (bLnSU)

78 73 Missed it the first time. Husband replayed it. Oops.

Posted by: The Original antisocialist-Accept No Substitutes! at November 26, 2015 10:42 PM (eGr8Z)

79 Who is this Bears QB and what did they do to Jay Cutler?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 10:43 PM (gmP76)

80 hey Cochran, when are you and Alex the Chick going to do another podcast?

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 26, 2015 10:43 PM (KlVdw)

81 Survived the holiday feast and family. Sixteen folks and all enjoyed it. Despite ourselves. Much merriment.

Thanks for all your work, Maetenloch!

Thought I'd share the grace I wrote and which our Daughter delivered:



Our Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this life,
with all its joys and challenges.

Thank you for this great country,
with all its joys and challenges.

Thank you for family,
with all its joys and challenges.
[many chuckles and said-along-withs -whew!]

Thank you for those who stand
in valiant defense of faith and freedom.

Thank you for this wonderful feast,
and thanks to those who helped prepare it.

[to which Daughter added the Usual Blessing]

Bless O Lord this food to our use
and us to thy service.
Keep us ever mindful of the needs of others.

Amen.



Now, I need a long winter's nap.

Stay awesome, Morons. That line about defense of faith and freedom includes you.

Posted by: mindful webworker - stuffed & thankful at November 26, 2015 10:44 PM (PCof0)

82 3-19

3-19

Hut

FUCK!!!

Posted by: Blano doing his best Aaron Rodgers impersonation at November 26, 2015 10:44 PM (heN73)

83 80 hey Cochran, when are you and Alex the Chick going to do another podcast?

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 26, 2015 10:43 PM (KlVdw)



Soon. We know, it's been a while. Work, new jobs, illness, changing schedules, etc have kept us away. But we're gonna have new episodes out soon.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 10:45 PM (GEICT)

84 Merovign, do you mind sharing what the magnesium sulfate was for? I'm pretty sure it wasn't for preeclampsia, at least.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0MJkC)

85 Posted by: mindful webworker - stuffed thankful at November 26, 2015 10:44 PM (PCof0)
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I like that, mindful webworker.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 26, 2015 10:45 PM (dFi94)

86 Stella! Stella!

Posted by: Brawndo at November 26, 2015 10:46 PM (xodPA)

87 Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!
Zero leftovers this year - none. Kids took some, spousal unit has systematically eaten the rest over the course of the evening. All I have left is some cheap-ass muscadine wine. Sigh. Guess I'll have to finish it off myself. The sacrifices one goes through at the holidays...

Posted by: The Original antisocialist-Accept No Substitutes! at November 26, 2015 10:48 PM (eGr8Z)

88 Stella! Stella! Stewa! Stewa!

Posted by: Brawndo

FIFY

Posted by: Kindltot at November 26, 2015 10:48 PM (q2o38)

89 Bwahaha, grammie. You still love them from the bottom of your heart, don't you.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at November 26, 2015 10:49 PM (qBtYE)

90 Mindful, that was a very meaningful prayer.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 10:49 PM (PiNvr)

91 Our T-Day dinner is tomorrow

I'm hoping there will be some leftovers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 10:49 PM (UiGnh)

92
Soon. We know, it's been a while. Work, new jobs, illness, changing schedules, etc have kept us away. But we're gonna have new episodes out soon.Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 10:45 PM (GEICT)
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Awesome, you two are great. Glad to know there will be more.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 26, 2015 10:50 PM (KlVdw)

93 OK, if I am going to miscode, I might as well start drinking too.

No excuse to keep getting tags wrong while sober.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 26, 2015 10:50 PM (q2o38)

94
My BMI is now double what it was yesterday.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 26, 2015 10:51 PM (ODxAs)

95 Jake, I've poked around on the Rippetoe website, but I haven't been able to discern the main theory. I mean, I know it emphasizes strength-building, but is there something unique about the approach?

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 10:52 PM (PiNvr)

96 Merovign, do you mind sharing what the magnesium sulfate was for? I'm pretty sure it wasn't for preeclampsia, at least.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 10:45 PM (0MJkC)


Heart condition = diuretics (because the heart can't process fluid fast enough)

Add celiac disease, which hinders absorption of nutrients.

Add omeprazole, which hinders absorption of nutrients.

Throw in a few drugs which decrease digestion and, um, processing time, and top it off with a newly prescribed magnesium supplement that flies through like a jet, and...

well, you have to spend three hours infusing magnesium into your blood so your heart doesn't stop.

I'm taking 3000mg of potassium daily, as well.

Seriously need to get off this medical fail-train!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:52 PM (bLnSU)

97

You could not pay me to watch the Stephen Hawking or Steve Jobs movies.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:53 PM (S2LZH)

98 This is the first time in a very long time that I haven't had more leftovers than any two small cities could consume in a week. Fewer people at home this year, plus we were planning on spending Thanksgiving in Texas with the in-laws so I didn't have weeks and weeks to over-plan the menu. I made what I knew everyone liked to eat (except for my new Honduran son-in-law, I have no idea what he likes to eat but I think he's afraid of me so he chowed down and kept his mouth shut).

Posted by: The Original antisocialist-Accept No Substitutes! at November 26, 2015 10:54 PM (eGr8Z)

99
Oh and did you hear this? The Left is now using Steve Jobs' corpse to push obama's agenda to import "syrian refugees" a.k.a. muslims a.k.a. potential and probable muslim radicals..

Yeah, Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee! Really. Sure. Whatever.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:54 PM (S2LZH)

100 Screw. You. Sooth. Say. Er. And. Your. Ma. Ma.

Posted by: stephen hawking at November 26, 2015 10:55 PM (xodPA)

101
Diuretics was invented by L Ron Hubbard, the inventor of Scientology.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:56 PM (S2LZH)

102 Wow, Merovign, that's a lot to deal with. Hope things can improve for you.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 10:56 PM (0MJkC)

103 Steve Jobs hated his Syrian father, and spoke as much often.
He was not raised Muslim.

Posted by: navybrat at November 26, 2015 10:56 PM (ETxiG)

104 Wow, Merovign, that's a lot to deal with. Hope things can improve for you.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 10:56 PM (0MJkC)


I Have A Plan. It's a crazy plan, but it just might work.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:57 PM (bLnSU)

105 Yeah, Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee! Really. Sure. Whatever.
Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:54 PM (S2LZH)

****

He was the American adopted son of a Syrian, was he not?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 26, 2015 10:57 PM (3llmC)

106
So the Left is saying by keeping out the "syrian refugees" a.k.a. any muslim in the world, we right wing rush-listeners are keeping out the next Steve Jobs and the inventor of the next iphone.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:58 PM (S2LZH)

107 Diuretics was invented by L Ron Hubbard, the inventor of Scientology.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:56 PM (S2LZH)


(pushes autoresponsebot into closet)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:58 PM (bLnSU)

108
Merovign, I feel for you. I really do. I wish I could help you.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:59 PM (S2LZH)

109 Evening horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:00 PM (9jeGC)

110 Merovign, I feel for you. I really do. I wish I could help you.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 10:59 PM (S2LZH)


Nothing anyone can do right now (that I know of), but there may come a day. I am working on a way to help myself *and* other people on the waiting list for too few hearts.

We'll see if it works out.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:01 PM (bLnSU)

111 Made dinner for 91-year-old mother-in-law on Tuesday. Reused the leftovers for Thanksgiving dinner. Both parties were highly successful.

My mashed potatoes call for 5 lbs of potatoes, a stick of butter, 8 oz of cream cheese, a pint of sour cream, and a couple of bunches of finely-chopped green onions.

As for the dressing, well, if it doesn't have a couple of lbs of Jimmy Dean sage sausage as the base, it just can't be successful. Add onions, celery, mushrooms, green onions, and a couple of packs of breading with four cups of stock, and you're there.

I use McCormick's gravy powder with turkey stock and drippings for the gravy.

Oh, and stuff a lemon, orange, and Spanish onion into the turky before cooking. Adds sooooooo much to the drippings.

Apologies for widgeting on.

Posted by: Patrick Carroll at November 26, 2015 11:01 PM (hoUpO)

112
Baldrick just asked me if it is a cunning plan.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 11:02 PM (S2LZH)

113 Damn Mero. Prayers.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:03 PM (9jeGC)

114 drunk and eating bacon.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 26, 2015 11:04 PM (YQ7o1)

115 Thanks RWC and other peeps.

I sat in the clinic today with a bunch of other people getting chemo - from that POV I am not doing so bad!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:05 PM (bLnSU)

116
Next week we'll be informed that Jesus Christ was a syrian refugee. Oh wait, they already did.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 11:05 PM (S2LZH)

117 Son, drunk and eating bacon is... actually not the worst way to go through life.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:05 PM (bLnSU)

118
I will say that Bose makes a great product.

Posted by: Soothsayer the autoresponsebot at November 26, 2015 11:06 PM (S2LZH)

119 grammie - Took a break to walk the cat. Back now, got recipe. Thanks

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 11:08 PM (J3phO)

120 we right wing rush-listeners are keeping out the next Steve Jobs and the inventor of the next iphone.

Clockhmed won't invent the iphone for another twenty years, so I don't see what the rush is.

Posted by: t-bird at November 26, 2015 11:08 PM (+c55T)

121 It would be fun to make up some "who said it?" tests. Have a bunch of short quotes from Stalin, Hitler, FDR, and Donald Trump, and get people to guess who said what. "None of the above" could be a choice, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 26, 2015 11:08 PM (7MWCL)

122 Drunk and eating bacon is the second best way to go through life.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 11:09 PM (GEICT)

123 I will say that Bose makes a great product.
Posted by: Soothsayer
--------------

Bah! Humbug.

Posted by: Paul Klipsch at November 26, 2015 11:10 PM (J3phO)

124 One I-clock coming up!

Posted by: Ahmed at November 26, 2015 11:10 PM (eUK5G)

125 Oh, crap. Now we'll all have to switch to iTime.

Posted by: Paul Klipsch at November 26, 2015 11:11 PM (J3phO)

126 I liked when the left was comparing Pilgrims with the Syrian refugees. You know, the same left that was calling Pilgrims genocidal monsters in past years. Its kind of funny really.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 11:11 PM (NGd+i)

127 Merovign, a friend of ours with heart trouble to to Thailand to get some kind of treatment with (non-embryonic) stem cells. It involved surgery -- I think the stem cell were put in his heart muscle to re-grow healthy muscle.

I seem to recall that the results were less spectacular than hoped for, but he's still alive several years later, so there's that.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:12 PM (PiNvr)

128
One I-clock coming up!


Posted by: Ahmed at November 26, 2015 11:10 PM (eUK5G)


Remember, you can't invent the telephone until you invent string.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 26, 2015 11:12 PM (7MWCL)

129 hi all
survived Thanksgiving, yay
how is everyone doing tonite?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:13 PM (7juiS)

130 As God is my witness, you have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.

Posted by: Juan McCain at November 26, 2015 11:14 PM (FkBIv)

131 Jay Cutler looks like an NFL QB tonight. I wasn't expecting that.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 11:15 PM (NGd+i)

132 Did Fred Durst's Mom dress Brett Farvre, tonight?

Posted by: Garrett at November 26, 2015 11:16 PM (byoyc)

133 I seem to recall that the results were less spectacular than hoped for, but he's still alive several years later, so there's that.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:12 PM (PiNvr)


A lot of the treatments are kind of sloppily done, and unfortunately the science in this area is not progressing quickly (for reasons I've discussed at length).

I was going to have some work done in Germany but the previous results were similar. I was going to be part of a trial at Cedars-Sinai, but they ROYALLY fucked up the scheduling and called me the morning I was leaving to go there to tell me I was out of the trial because they *forgot* to include me in it.

It was a safety trial, too, which meant no control group, so you were guaranteed to get the treatment.

Unless they *forget*.

Still pissed at them. Oh, and put up maps of the facility, you dolts.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:16 PM (bLnSU)

134 *waiting for Chief Inspector to perform Sepuku..


...taps feet

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:16 PM (9jeGC)

135
4 grams of magnesium sulfate.



Didn't even get a lollipop.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:14 PM (bLnSU)

You got 4 grams of magnesium sulfate at the hospital?

Shit, next time just lick a deicer salt bag

(glad you are doing better!)

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:16 PM (7juiS)

136 chemjeff, are you sure you survived Thanksgiving? Did you cook your turkey long enough?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 11:17 PM (0MJkC)

137
Well just home after an exhausting 14 hour shift. Was supposed to do 11 but things were so busy I stayed on another 3 hours to transition the night guys. The fact that I was on holiday golden time took the sting out of it a little bit

Posted by: OG CELTIC AMERICAN at November 26, 2015 11:17 PM (QhZ0N)

138 Okay, I'm sitting down with an alcoholic beverage in my hand and I am giving thanks. That I won't have to endure the same circus for another 365 days. Profound, deeply meant thanks.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 26, 2015 11:18 PM (noWW6)

139 (glad you are doing better!)

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:16 PM (7juiS)


Thanks! Hope you don't get salmonella!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:19 PM (bLnSU)

140 136
chemjeff, are you sure you survived Thanksgiving? Did you cook your turkey long enough?


Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 26, 2015 11:17 PM (0MJkC)

Don't ask about the thermometer.

Posted by: chemjeff's zombie turkey at November 26, 2015 11:20 PM (eUK5G)

141 So, Merovign, keep us posted on whether the direct infusion gets your serum magnesium numbers up. It worked for the friend who had to go that route for her migraines, so fingers crossed that it'll do the trick for you.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 26, 2015 11:20 PM (noWW6)

142 Ah, there it is. There is the Jay Cutler I was expecting.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 11:20 PM (NGd+i)

143 Very nice, Hammer!

Scheherazade went well last weekend.


Now it is Christmas music, all the time, for the next month. In the right mindset, this can be fun.

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:21 PM (vVaDF)

144 So, Merovign, keep us posted on whether the direct infusion gets your serum magnesium numbers up. It worked for the friend who had to go that route for her migraines, so fingers crossed that it'll do the trick for you.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 26, 2015 11:20 PM (noWW6)


I'll probably test tomorrow or Saturday. Technically a *test* would be fine now, but it's artificial.

I'm also using topical magnesium oil. It's kind of scary how many things you can absorb through your skin, when you think about it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:22 PM (bLnSU)

145 Seppuku time!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:22 PM (9jeGC)

146 Ahh, P, I love shaharazad

Posted by: OG CELTIC AMERICAN at November 26, 2015 11:22 PM (QhZ0N)

147 *glowers at Cedars-Sinai*

What a disappointment! You'd think they'd have their act together better than that.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:23 PM (PiNvr)

148 Out of town tonight, and therefore in and out of charging opportunities for the laptop.

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:23 PM (vVaDF)

149 Also the best headache medicine I ever took was acetomenophen (don't tell cthulhu), asprin, caffeine and magnesium.

I used to get migraines a lot when I was a teenager.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:23 PM (bLnSU)

150 Jay will come through, don't worry.

Posted by: Wind Breaker at November 26, 2015 11:23 PM (/pOl7)

151 Right with you, Og. I could play that piece every month and still enjoy it. What an orchestral tour de force!

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:24 PM (vVaDF)

152 What a disappointment! You'd think they'd have their act together better than that.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:23 PM (PiNvr)


Some people, like myself, become disabused of the notion (at some point in their lives) that anyone actually has their act together.

I mean, some better than others, obviously, but the upper limit of togetherness is rather lower than one might expect.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:24 PM (bLnSU)

153 Well, long story short on the turkey, Mom tried a crock pot-based turkey recipe (just turkey breast), and when she inspected it after the allotted time, she noticed it was still red, but she was looking at the fatty bits of the turkey not the fleshy bits of the turkey, so after cooking it 40 more minutes, she chopped off the fat and served it and it was fine, a little dry but that's better than a little salmonella-y

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:24 PM (7juiS)

154 Piercello! Thought about you today, as I do whenever I see my cello-playing niece.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:24 PM (PiNvr)

155 And, Rogers Cutlers!

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:25 PM (vVaDF)

156 Fuck!

Posted by: Aaron at November 26, 2015 11:25 PM (eUK5G)

157 I don't think Jay Cutler could have thrown a prettier int than that.

Posted by: Garrett at November 26, 2015 11:25 PM (byoyc)

158
I'm also using topical magnesium oil. It's kind
of scary how many things you can absorb through your skin, when you
think about it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:22 PM (bLnSU)

yup skin is more about keeping your guts from falling out, rather than stopping all the outside baddies from getting in

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:26 PM (7juiS)

159 You know, neither one of these teams are very good. Not sure who Rodgers was throwing too.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at November 26, 2015 11:26 PM (NGd+i)

160 Thanks for the homage, Aaron.

Posted by: Brett at November 26, 2015 11:27 PM (eUK5G)

161 Hi Emmie! I have been lurking, but mostly too tired/too late to post coherently, so I haven't.

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:27 PM (vVaDF)

162 I hope you're all full of good food and marginal booze.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 09:59 PM (GEICT)

Marginal booze. Those words do not compute.

Posted by: tbodie at November 26, 2015 11:27 PM (jMD9L)

163 Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee! Really. Sure. Whatever.
--------------------------------------

He also wasn't aborted.

Posted by: Mega at November 26, 2015 11:27 PM (9Du4t)

164 The Pack just hasn't been the same since that loss to the Broncos.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at November 26, 2015 11:28 PM (uaANl)

165 rather than stopping all the outside baddies from getting in
Posted by: chemjeff
-----------------

Thus a well founded habit among chemists to wash their hands *before* going to pee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at November 26, 2015 11:28 PM (oFSUK)

166
I'm full of piss and vinegar and by piss and vinegar I mean turkey and pie.

Also piss.

and vinegar.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 26, 2015 11:28 PM (ODxAs)

167 Chemjeff did you have medium rare turkey?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 11:29 PM (gmP76)

168 >>Marginal booze. Those words do not compute.
Posted by: tbodie

I think that is what you drink once you pass peak booze.

Posted by: Aviator at November 26, 2015 11:29 PM (c7vUv)

169 Hey Aaron, paper mache is a great way to channel your frustrations after games like we had today. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Arts and Craftsy and Pick Sixy Tony Romo at November 26, 2015 11:29 PM (AJkxb)

170 Thanksgiving Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669903745791205376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669903968101916672

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669904142362611712

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669911947601670145

Posted by: kbdabear at November 26, 2015 11:31 PM (GrXXa)

171 *goes to get cold leftovers....



Remembers I went to my bros.

Fuckity fuck fuck.

*can someone push a slice of turkey through the USB so I can salt the hell out of it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:32 PM (9jeGC)

172 yup skin is more about keeping your guts from falling out, rather than stopping all the outside baddies from getting in

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:26 PM (7juiS)


Yeah I looked up topical magnesium, checked some studies, thought about looking up topical versions of all the minerals and vitamins you need... and then I got really tired for some reason.

Magnesium is not quite as safe as Vitamin C, but it is kind of self-limiting, in that if you take too much you absorb less.

That doesn't apply to an infusion, of course, so I'm skipping the topical stuff today.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:32 PM (bLnSU)

173 *can someone push a slice of turkey through the USB so I can salt the hell out of it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:32 PM (9jeGC)


I'll e-mail you a couple of slices.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:33 PM (bLnSU)

174 Thanksgiving Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669912056368373760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669912194897833984

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669912313990918145

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/669912459839414272

Posted by: kbdabear at November 26, 2015 11:33 PM (GrXXa)

175 My mom wanted to be a classical musician. Hard to do growing up in the Texas Hill Country in the thirties though. She bought me a lot of records which included sheharazad and I have loved it ever since.

Kids, a record is a round flat thing much like the cardboard you get under a frozen pizza however it was made out of shellac or a strange substance known as vinyl. It had unintelligible squiggly lines engraved on it and when you put it into a special machine offered a prayer to the demon inside and placated it by offering it electricity would then result in the demon producing music from the squiggly lines.

Posted by: OG CELTIC AMERICAN at November 26, 2015 11:35 PM (QhZ0N)

176 Ya know kb you could just post the one link and tell people to arrow through.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 26, 2015 11:35 PM (ODxAs)

177 167
Chemjeff did you have medium rare turkey?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 11:29 PM (gmP76)

no, it was actually well done

My mom is just full of drama

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:35 PM (7juiS)

178 >>>
have been lurking, but mostly too tired/too late to post coherently, so I haven't.
Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:27 PM (vVaDF)
---
I understand. Hope it's good tired and not bad tired.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:37 PM (PiNvr)

179 I think that is what you drink once you pass peak booze.
Posted by: Aviator at November 26, 2015 11:29 PM (c7vUv)

Hmmmmm. Passing peak booze. So that's what that was.

Posted by: tbodie at November 26, 2015 11:38 PM (jMD9L)

180 143 ... Piercello, Do the cellos get to play Scherazade's theme (which is exquisite)? I seem to recall it is always a violin solo but I hope you get to share that haunting melody.

Posted by: JTB at November 26, 2015 11:39 PM (FvdPb)

181
I'll e-mail you a couple of slices.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:33 PM (bLnSU)

Gracias.

*looks around....beef roast!

Score!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:39 PM (9jeGC)

182 That theme is always just the solo violin, accompanied by the harp. But the cello section has a lot of melodic action, particularly in the third movement. There are also a number of very nice cello solos for the principal player.

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:41 PM (vVaDF)

183 Emmie, good tired in general, caused by gigs, work, connection-building, and perhaps the beginnings of a social life. It has been a good couple of weeks...

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:42 PM (vVaDF)

184 And we know I'd be here

BEARS WIN!!!!
BEARS WIN!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at November 26, 2015 11:42 PM (NhqyL)

185 Sufficiently stuffed, taste buds satisfied, pants removed, very thankful.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL and to all a goodnight.

Posted by: Hank at November 26, 2015 11:43 PM (Bcz8E)

186 bears help out the vikes a bit

Posted by: muttering vikings fan at November 26, 2015 11:43 PM (eUK5G)

187 Grammie, Thanks for posting that bourbon cranberry recipe. It sounds delicious and would let me use some of the bourbon I don't care to drink neat. Mrs. JTB and I are cranberry fanatics.

Posted by: JTB at November 26, 2015 11:44 PM (FvdPb)

188 I have a Numark TTX1 heavyweight direct-drive turntable with digital and analog output and analog speed adjustment, +/- 100%. Shure M97 cartridge on a lightweight arm.

That's actually *midrange*, at best. It wasn't even that expensive (when I had money, anyway).

PS if you get one, make sure it's not a 1st gen TTX1 - or pop the platter off and make sure the motor is vented. I never had problems but I keep it colder than a witches' tit.

Other than the 1st gen motor problems they're awesome. Heavy, but awesome.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:44 PM (bLnSU)

189 >>>
183 It has been a good couple of weeks...
Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:42 PM (vVaDF)
---
Excellent! Glad to hear!

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:44 PM (PiNvr)

190 Thanks, NCJ. Vikings fans everywhere rejoice.

*bows*

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:45 PM (vVaDF)

191 I'm also using topical magnesium oil. It's kind of
scary how many things you can absorb through your skin, when you think
about it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:22 PM (bLnSU)


You could use a VW Beetle crankcase as a salt lick, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 26, 2015 11:45 PM (7MWCL)

192 Yes NCJ we know

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 26, 2015 11:45 PM (VROg+)

193 Lefty family members behaved themselves.
Most dangerous statement was a reference to TiVo-ing the Late Show. I held my tongue rather than commenting on Colbert's crummy ratings.

Posted by: Emmie at November 26, 2015 11:48 PM (PiNvr)

194 Could I have a freaky condition where I *do* absorb vitamins and minerals and *don't* absorb carbs?

Why does it have to be the other way around?!?!?!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 11:48 PM (bLnSU)

195 176 Ya know kb you could just post the one link and tell people to arrow through.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 26, 2015 11:35 PM (ODxAs)

Or just give them the link to my twitter page and save myself the effort so as to give them choices at what to look at

Or not bother at all

Posted by: kbdabear at November 26, 2015 11:49 PM (GrXXa)

196 Fuckin Bears. I'll be damned.

Posted by: dartist at November 26, 2015 11:52 PM (/tTDo)

197 Okay I'll be back when they beat GB again
So see you in 2022

Posted by: Navycopjoe at November 26, 2015 11:52 PM (NhqyL)

198 Tonight's entertainment: the movie "1941," with Belushi and a bunch of other crazy people in it. Good moron fodder.

Posted by: Piercello at November 26, 2015 11:52 PM (vVaDF)

199
You may have taken that wrong.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 26, 2015 11:53 PM (ODxAs)

200 Okay I'll be back when they beat GB again

So see you in 2022

Neither one of us will be alive.

Posted by: dartist at November 26, 2015 11:53 PM (/tTDo)

201 So what's on everyone's agenda tomorrow.

Me.....lights.

So so so many lights.

*wish I would have taken a pic of my brothers neighbors house. He won last year. All white and he rented a boom crane to put them up. Really looks nice.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 26, 2015 11:55 PM (9jeGC)

202
the movie "1941,"
------------------------------

"That's the craziest son of a bitch I ever saw."

Posted by: Robert Stack at November 26, 2015 11:55 PM (J3phO)

203 I place a majority of the blame for the loss on the Packers receivers,
particularly Adams and R. Rodgers. Adams needs to stop looking for flags
and start making plays and R. Rodgers needs to show more hustle. I do
not understand why Janis and the others are warming the bench when
they are the ones trying to make plays.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at November 26, 2015 11:56 PM (YjDyJ)

204 Something to plan for next Thanksgiving:

bird + bird + bird + bird + bird + pig

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:57 PM (7juiS)

205 oops here's the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ

Posted by: chemjeff at November 26, 2015 11:57 PM (7juiS)

206 Another 1/4 and I think the Bears may have broke up Mr. Rogers' bones. Whooped they asses fer cripe sake.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:00 AM (/tTDo)

207 182 ... I haven't listened to the whole of Scherazade for a long time. And with the good Bose headphones I'll be able to hear and appreciate all the instruments. They really compensate for some hearing loss. If you have a preferred recording, I would welcome the suggestion.

Posted by: JTB at November 27, 2015 12:03 AM (FvdPb)

208 Sorry for that, but I have to get one in when I can. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:05 AM (/tTDo)

209 JTB, as a performer I often simply head over to YouTube to look for decent recordings.

But for better quality, I have found arkivmusic.com to have a good selection of recordings, and of recommendations.

Posted by: Piercello at November 27, 2015 12:07 AM (vVaDF)

210 Well, at least fantasy football-wise I did a'ight today.

Posted by: logprof at November 27, 2015 12:08 AM (vsbNu)

211 Hey everybody.

Well, had a pretty good thanksgiving except for one hitch: my family held a ping-pong tournament after we ate.

Long story short, I now owe my 10-year-old niece 70 bucks. (She's the type who'll try and collect too.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 27, 2015 12:09 AM (ntObR)

212 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 27, 2015 12:09 AM (ntObR

Feel your pain. My cornhole skills were nonexistent today.

None. Lucky to put them on the board let alone sink them.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 27, 2015 12:13 AM (9jeGC)

213
Sheharazad gave me herpes...

Posted by: CHARLIE SHINE at November 27, 2015 12:13 AM (QhZ0N)

214 well good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at November 27, 2015 12:14 AM (7juiS)

215 You gotta watch them furriners.

Posted by: Piercello at November 27, 2015 12:15 AM (vVaDF)

216 209 ... Piercello, Thanks. I can start with Youtube. It will no doubt sound better than my parents' LP version played on a Zenith Hi-Fi back around 1960.

Posted by: JTB at November 27, 2015 12:15 AM (FvdPb)

217 Long story short, I now owe my 10-year-old niece 70 bucks. (She's the type who'll try and collect too.)

Welsher

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:15 AM (/tTDo)

218 Night all.

Hope everyone had a relatively nice Thanksgiving.

Posted by: The Thankful Hat at November 27, 2015 12:16 AM (vBeA5)

219 >>>Long story short, I now owe my 10-year-old niece 70 bucks. (She's the type who'll try and collect too.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 27, 2015 12:09 AM (ntObR)<<<

Artists conception of how this will play out --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ02N0lAIos

Posted by: seen this all before at November 27, 2015 12:16 AM (AJkxb)

220 Long story short, I now owe my 10-year-old niece 70 bucks.

You mean you lost the double-or-nothing arm wrestling match, too? Oh, boy...

Posted by: t-bird at November 27, 2015 12:17 AM (yddCj)

221 @zachkruse2 16m ago Davante Adams is only the 13th player since 1991 to have 11 or more targets and 14 or fewer yards.

^ What happened to him? He used to be so good.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at November 27, 2015 12:17 AM (YjDyJ)

222 Eh, thanks for the WKRP Turkey Drop, but it just depressed me further..

NO PINK FLOYD!! (the HULU Version didn't even TRY and cut the scene in HALF!!)

I used to have a link to the original version, but now I can't find it..

Guess I'll listen to Alice's Restaurant instead.

Posted by: JarvisW at November 27, 2015 12:18 AM (3+E+K)

223 Seeing Bart Starr was a treat, though. What a class act. I really admire his determination to be there after all his recent health issues.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at November 27, 2015 12:20 AM (YjDyJ)

224 @221 either Rodgers sucks or he's hurt.,his completion rate sucks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, home is where the heart is, on the bus at November 27, 2015 12:20 AM (MwNIp)

225 Moron lifestyle in Brazil, opening beer bottles with firearms:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9cc_1448232024 (sfw, unless they're cussing in portugese?)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 27, 2015 12:21 AM (YJmuy)

226 Packers are missing Jordy Nelson and the Bears have some new guys that might be looking good.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:23 AM (/tTDo)

227 *taunts happy fun ball*

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2015 12:24 AM (zt+N6)

228 LOL guys.

I picture my niece bringing her 12-year-old boyfriend to the house.

"Uncle Steve, this is Rocco. He'd like to speak with you privately about a personal matter for a moment..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 27, 2015 12:25 AM (ntObR)

229 I'm not watching 30 minutes of KRAP for 15 minutes of a life-altering moment. And that bleached blonde chick is why fags turned gay in the '80s.

Posted by: Corona at November 27, 2015 12:27 AM (ragzU)

230 Um, no, that's probably held by KISS.

Even more than Cher?

Posted by: Fox2! at November 27, 2015 12:30 AM (brIR5)

231 Watched the Packer/Bear game with my Dad and talked about the days against Ray Nitschke and the old Packer team. No birds were harmed.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:30 AM (/tTDo)

232 Goodnight, all. Now it's time for me to sleep off all that turkey.

Posted by: Emmie at November 27, 2015 12:31 AM (PiNvr)

233 224 @221 either Rodgers sucks or he's hurt.,his completion rate sucks

He was on the injury report for a shoulder problem last week and I just
saw that he lost all feeling in his left hand during the game but can now
feel three fingers. That said, I still think he has some trust issues.
But the fact that bothers me the most is that certain receivers have
been acting like they do not even want to be there the last few weeks. The route-running and drops have been atrocious at times. On the interception, Adams stopped running.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at November 27, 2015 12:31 AM (YjDyJ)

234 Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It may seem that things are problematic, but it's better than 99.99% of humanity over 99.99% of human history.




Thanks also to the Horde, who is good peeps.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 27, 2015 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

235 Night, Emmie.

Howdy, Cooth.

Posted by: Piercello at November 27, 2015 12:33 AM (vVaDF)

236 Happy Thanksgiving to you too, cooth : )

Posted by: SMFH at November 27, 2015 12:34 AM (ahx2/)

237 "Long story short, I now owe my 10-year-old niece 70 bucks."

Assuming that your niece grows up to be that most endangered of all species in 21st century America, a working taxpaying citizen, as of yesterday morning she was already on the hook for about six hundred thousand dollars.

Not counting the unfunded liabilities. You probably don't want to know what the number is when including those. Neither does she.

Tell her to get to work at the roadside lemonade stand, pronto. Oh, wait, those are now de facto illegal. Except in affluent Democratic yuppie suburban neighborhoods when Obama needs a photo op.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 27, 2015 12:35 AM (noWW6)

238 Seriously need to get off this medical fail-train!
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 26, 2015 10:52 PM

Best wishes for you to get a handle on all these issues.

And grammie winger...how about them Bears!

Great day here, the next generation took over, my nephew and neice had us over and she did a great job for 11 people. Don't think she'd ever done that before.

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 12:35 AM (GkMle)

239 Well just made it home after driving 35 minutes in pouring rain (I'm in DFW, not Green Bay), so I think I'll just have a beer and do a few Sudoku puzzles, since I have to work again tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving all, goodnight.

Posted by: Blano at November 27, 2015 12:37 AM (C3E0x)

240 Great day here, the next generation took over, my nephew and neice had
us over and she did a great job for 11 people. Don't think she'd ever
done that before.

The torch is being passed here as well. It's nice to see the young ones.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:40 AM (/tTDo)

241 8
HOOORDE!!!!





I hope you're all full of good food and marginal booze.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at November 26, 2015 09:59 PM (GEICT)

turkey and trimmings checkbankers club whiskey 9 dollars a fifth checkoh and Buuuuuuuurp

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at November 27, 2015 12:41 AM (r/Hez)

242 I actually found a few deals I was going to buy, so of course the site is clobbered to the point where I can't reload it.

That's pretty much my memory of Black Fridays past anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 27, 2015 12:45 AM (bLnSU)

243 BMI is not the best measure of fitness because it gives skewed results for muscular and athletic people. Mine is 23.9 which is just a shade below overweight for a 6 ft. person. Body fat testing is better and my BF is 14.5%. I learned all this junk and lost 50 lbs. since the first week of July. Then again, there's about 12 lbs. of beef and duck in me right now.

Posted by: Naes at November 27, 2015 12:48 AM (Ypc8j)

244 Merovign you might get in touch with the blogger at maxedoutmama.blogspot.com. She's been doing some interesting work with a doctor about tailoring therapy to a patient. You may have to read some of the archives for details.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 27, 2015 12:51 AM (Lqy/e)

245 Whatcha shooting for, Merovign?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at November 27, 2015 12:52 AM (mkVcZ)

246 turkey and trimmings checkbankers club whiskey 9 dollars a fifth checkoh and Buuuuuuuurp

Champagne of Bottled Beer in a can, the ol' man, my brother and a nice warm rainy day. A good Thanksgiving.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:52 AM (/tTDo)

247 I don't think I'm going to get anything at this rate, RM. A couple of good memory deals at Newegg but by the time I can get the site to reload I'm sure they will be sold out.

Notsothoreau, I'll add it to my list. I've had about 18 doctors in the last six years, largely because they *don't* do that except in the most trivial ways.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 27, 2015 12:56 AM (bLnSU)

248 Happy Thanksgiving back at Piercello and SMFH.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 27, 2015 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

249 Damn, turkey was perfect this year.

Good tidings to the moron horde.

Posted by: Max Power at November 27, 2015 01:00 AM (QCc6B)

250 Don't get hungry again Don't get hungry again Don't get hungry again Don't get hungry again Don't get hungry again Don't get hungry again

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 27, 2015 01:01 AM (bLnSU)

251 My agenda tomorrow is fallout 4.

Posted by: Max Power at November 27, 2015 01:03 AM (QCc6B)

252 Ooooh, don't get me started on Bethesda.

Midsouth shooter's has their BF deals up. That'll distract me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 27, 2015 01:05 AM (bLnSU)

253 BMI is not the best measure of fitness because it gives skewed results for muscular and athletic people. Mine is 23.9 which is just a shade below overweight for a 6 ft. person. Body fat testing is better and my BF is 14.5%. I learned all this junk and lost 50 lbs. since the first week of July. Then again, there's about 12 lbs. of beef and duck in me right now.
Posted by: Naes at November 27, 2015 12:48 AM (Ypc8j)

******

I'm 6', 200 lbs., with a 46 inch chest and a 36 inch waist. I laugh at the BMI numbers.

They are as reliable as the recently debunked, after 40 years, food pyramid.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 27, 2015 01:05 AM (3llmC)

254 Champagne of Bottled Beer in a can, the ol' man, my brother and a nice warm rainy day. A good Thanksgiving.
Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 12:52 AM

Close to the same here.

Was esp fun to watch a full football game w/ Dad, who is now a Packers fan after moving from IL to WI about 30 yrs ago. Not so much that the Bears won, tho that was nice, but just fun to down a few and share the time.

And it was unseasonably warm in central WI for this time of year.

Ya'll be well and be thankful. Esp you Mero, be well, prayers from here.

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 01:08 AM (GkMle)

255 Food pyramid?

Posted by: Dr. B. Carson at November 27, 2015 01:09 AM (oXFN+)

256 251 My agenda tomorrow is fallout 4.

I'm waiting until after Christmas for that one. Games like that always need a lot of patching for bugs. I thought Fallout3 and especially New Vegas were great because they didn't take themselves so seriously.I wished they actually produced Nuka Cola. I'm currently playing Metal Gear Solid V. It's not just weird... it's Japan weird.

Posted by: Naes at November 27, 2015 01:11 AM (Ypc8j)

257 Ya'll be well and be thankful. Esp you Mero, be well, prayers from here.

Back at you Farmer. Small things.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2015 01:12 AM (/tTDo)

258 I get gaming sickness, so I liked Fallout I and II better, heh.

I could take it if it was even 3rd person, but First, I can't even watch someone else play.

Posted by: JarvisW at November 27, 2015 01:14 AM (3+E+K)

259 I'm waiting until after Christmas for that one. Games like that always need a lot of patching for bugs.

Posted by: Naes at November 27, 2015 01:11 AM (Ypc8j)


It's so bad I can't play it without just being constantly frustrated. I should have learned my lesson from Skyrim and waited until after the Creation Kit came out.

It's "less bad" on consoles because it was designed for consoles and the assholes just didn't *bother* to complete the porting process. The UI is a disaster and even after a patch you can't properly re-bind keys.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 27, 2015 01:15 AM (bLnSU)

260 Thanks Farmer and dartist

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 27, 2015 01:22 AM (bLnSU)

261 256 251 My agenda tomorrow is fallout 4.

My agenda tomorrow is going to the madhouse that is the nearby cheese factory that is so good and reasonably priced.

If your ever near Stevens Point, WI go to Rudolph about miles west. You won't be disappointed but rather amazed.

The downside is we shared this knowledge and their goods w/ a few friends. We now have orders to fill that include 30 lbs of butter and many lbs of different cheeses. This place will be a madhouse tomorrow.

We've been there before and my wife got pushed away from the butter section for a lot less! I doubt we will fill that part of the order. I'm calling ahead and see if they will prepack it for us.

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 01:22 AM (GkMle)

262
Earlier this afternoon I was in the kitchen, everybody else was in the living room,and I stopped in the doorway and simply watched for a couple moments.

Thankful doesn't BEGIN to describe it.

Not even close.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 27, 2015 01:24 AM (jeCnD)

263 If your ever near Stevens Point,
-------------

*ears perk up*

Do they still brew beer there?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2015 01:24 AM (9mTYi)

264 Rudolph, I read that as Randolph, a Hollander town near where I grew up a a decent cheese factory in Alto.

Posted by: Auscolpyr at November 27, 2015 01:28 AM (mt2jL)

265 Problem with 'Everything's A Problem'? Hasn't updated in 3 weeks.

Posted by: Corona at November 27, 2015 01:38 AM (ragzU)

266 Earlier this afternoon I was in the kitchen, everybody else was in the living room,and I stopped in the doorway and simply watched for a couple moments.

Thankful doesn't BEGIN to describe it.

Not even close.
Posted by: irongrampa at November 27, 2015 01:24 AM (jeCnD)

****

Been there and done that. I hear ya.

*Hat tip*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 27, 2015 01:39 AM (3llmC)

267 267 posts.
Everything has been said already.
I shall go eat some worms now.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at November 27, 2015 01:46 AM (KG0mU)

268 Time for the old folk. Christmas lights go up tomorrow, another chore I love.


Always remember, we're Americans, so the head is held HIGH.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 27, 2015 01:47 AM (jeCnD)

269 Night, IG.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 27, 2015 01:48 AM (3llmC)

270 oh maybe nobody talked about eating worms.
How bout that!
Something different for Thanksgiving


I am thankful that if all else fails, we have plenty of grubs, worms and snails around here to eat.
Not Kosher, but neither is my neighbors fricasseed flesh.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at November 27, 2015 01:50 AM (KG0mU)

271 Earlier this afternoon I was in the kitchen, everybody else was in the living room,and I stopped in the doorway and simply watched for a couple moments.
Thankful doesn't BEGIN to describe it.
Not even close.
Posted by: irongrampa at November 27, 2015 01:24 AM

True dat irongrampa. Our gathering included a a few of the niece's relations we'd never met and it still was great fun.

Well I could do w/out the shrieking from my grandniece age 6, but the fun of trying to help feed her 2 yo brother made up for it bigtime. He's learning, he'll get that spoon in his mouth just right someday soon.

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 01:53 AM (GkMle)

272 Do they still brew beer there?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2015 01:24 AM

Yep Point Beer. It's still going good and strong w/ many seasonals also and not bought out by anyone big yet. AFAIK

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 01:56 AM (GkMle)

273 Gnite Horde. Happy thanksgiving to all, and happy hunting to us shoppers.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at November 27, 2015 02:04 AM (mkVcZ)

274 TG day was me, my dad, a brother and one of my daughters with her 3 kids all under 5. Did not go perfect (the 5 year old was a pain in the ass) but happy enough. Good meal and conversation. My daughters one month old girl is cute as hell. Just wish my mom was there. Thankful for all the years she was and all the traditions she perfected that we tried our best to replicate.

Posted by: Willy J. at November 27, 2015 02:17 AM (wHX4r)

275 Just wish my mom was there. Thankful for all the years she was and all the traditions she perfected that we tried our best to replicate.
Posted by: Willy J. at November 27, 2015 02:17 AM

I'll second that Willy about my Mom too. She really made holidays special w/ some great traditions.

As mentioned we had a whiney 6 yo, and she also managed to spill her full glass of milk at the start of the meal, but as her Mom said...well it didn't ruin her plate of food, not all bad.

Cute kid, we love her, just needs to grow out of this stage. And the generations continue...

When did I turn into next to the oldest generation?

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 02:38 AM (GkMle)

276 When did I turn into next to the oldest generation?
Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 02:38 AM (GkMle)

*****

I hear ya. I am now a member of my family's oldest generation. !

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 27, 2015 03:09 AM (3llmC)

277 Time to get rolling, really wanted to be off today.
Mark Steyn is subbing for Rush this afternoon for my trip home.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2015 03:58 AM (XRpjE)

278 I have to throw the BS flag on that story about Thanksgiving meals being cheaper than they were in 1986. We have massive inflation in the grocery stores since Obama started monetizing the debt and high inflation virtually everywhere else.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 04:18 AM (t2KH5)

279 Good morning Vic and stragglers.

I thought the same thing. Plus you forgot to mention burning our fuel and feed through our cars.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at November 27, 2015 04:34 AM (48QDY)

280 Kids dont need full glasses of milk at the table. They can drink before or after the meal. If thristy during, fill them a shot glass of milk and make them drink it in one toss.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 05:29 AM (iQIUe)

281 Since Obama food is massively more expensive. Yet, we put up with it. I guess if you are on food stamps, it doesnt really matter.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 05:32 AM (iQIUe)

282 Gosh, it's been a quiet night all over yon interwebz. Something is coming, people.

I think maybe the soft spot in the cost-of-Thanksgiving stat is on the "average worker" end. Do "average" wages include all those who have seen the error of their working ways, and now subsist on entitlement? That would make a difference.

Almost certainly, the absence of costs like food, heat and motor fuel from the market baskets of inflation measures came from the inclusion of cost-of-living elevators in employment contracts. The cat having been skinned, we now can see that there is more than one way to do it. We're in a fix, and the fix is in.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 27, 2015 05:57 AM (xq1UY)

283 At its best, WKRP was just unbeatable.

The cast members in the DJ booth weren't told Richard Sanders lines ahead of time, they just knew they would be listening to his live report about Carlson's big promotion. So their reactions to his Hindenburg speech were spontaneous.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 27, 2015 06:02 AM (HMt16)

284 MMMMMMWWWRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
-Chewbacca claiming to be a Syrian refugee on his Millennium Falcon job application

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 27, 2015 06:04 AM (YQ7o1)

285 There was only one reason to watch WKRP.

Jan Smithers in tight Jeans.

That is all.

Hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at November 27, 2015 06:05 AM (WVsWD)

286 The guy who played Andy on WKRP always annoyed me. The poofy, overstyled hair, tight jeans, and shirt that was always unbuttoned halfway down. He looked like he should be trolling for dates in some gay bar, not working at an actual job.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 27, 2015 06:14 AM (a31sM)

287 Jan Smithers in tight Jeans.


And the naughty librarian glasses. Can't forget the naughty librarian glasses.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 27, 2015 06:21 AM (HMt16)

288 The "swains" of the previous generation always look gay, from here. There's a process at work. Also, current slaves to fashion who score a lot, they're gay too. We've now all lived through times when the gays had fabulous crew-cuts, fabulous shaved heads, fabulous Vitalis DA's. It's almost as if "gay" means "I don't like you."

And WhatWhat, at my age, when dealing with young girl/tight jeans, I'm the one who needs the librarian glasses. May I say at "our" age?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 27, 2015 06:27 AM (xq1UY)

289 I've just discovered the cultiest of cult TV shows: Otherworld.

It was the lowest rated program of 1985 and got pulled after only 8 episodes. I don't remember it whatsoever, probably since it was gone in the blink of an eye. But it seems quite the cult has developed around it.

All 8 eps are on Youtube, so you can binge watch it. It was about a family that got sucked into a parallel universe while visiting the pyramids. Part sci-fi, part action-adventure, part teen drama (the family had 2 teens) and part satire like a proto-Idiocracy. It was also sort of a proto-Hunger Games (all the people live in specialized districts that they are not allowed to leave.)

And it had a young Jonathan Banks playing the bad guy. Pure win! It really was a cool show.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 27, 2015 06:31 AM (HMt16)

290 Meh, speak for yourself. I've always had glasses, since around 2 yrs old.
I will admit though my eyesight is going south as my seniority increases.
Maybe its time for lasic.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Columbus at November 27, 2015 06:34 AM (4pjhs)

291 And WhatWhat, at my age, when dealing with young girl/tight jeans, I'm the one who needs the librarian glasses. May I say at "our" age?

I hear ya. I depend on reading glasses, and every time I have to pull them out to read a menu or look at a niece's drawing or whatever, I feel every one of my 51 years.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 27, 2015 06:36 AM (HMt16)

292 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 27, 2015 06:44 AM (ptqRm)

293 Must need an eye exam, thought I read "look at a niece's drawers."
Got glasses at 8, which kind of brands you in the 4th grade, but other than things like them fogging up whenever one tried to play football or run sprints, and sliding down nose (since cured), never considered them much of a burden. I like to say I leave them on at night so my dreams won't be blurry. And if you've had your eyes protected on the front for decades, you don't even want contacts.

Wife, though, always blessed with the perfect vision, could never comprehend the concept of "corrected" vision, and just assumed I could not see as well as she, even if I'd far-spot traffic signs or, once in a while, out-shoot her. And if I'd slide the glasses down just a touch and look at her over the top of the lenses (why yes, I was a college teacher once, why do you ask?), it would just set her off. During her 19 years at college, some prof must have made a pass.

Imagine my delight as she finds the need for "occasional" readers,which means there's always a dozen pairs of $2 glasses laying all the hell over, instead of my one pair which is always on my face. And now she uses that over-the-top look, which I had to practice never to do because it pissed her off so.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 27, 2015 06:48 AM (xq1UY)

294 Good morning to all. Tis the day after, my son's home from his first semester in an engineering program, my in-laws (great people) did about half the cooking and we had a great time. Felt sorry for Romo.
We are indeed blessed in this country.

Posted by: coelacanth2 at November 27, 2015 07:01 AM (hybyU)

295 >>Must need an eye exam, thought I read "look at a niece's drawers."

So did I! :-)

Good morning, horde!

Posted by: Y-not at November 27, 2015 07:01 AM (t5zYU)

296 I've just discovered the cultiest of cult TV shows: Otherworld.

Another series I can watch,,Thanks. I keep the Roku busy watching all this old stuff.

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:07 AM (T3Tpd)

297 Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:07 AM (T3Tpd)

Here's a tip I learned the hard way: Use the search term "Otherworld 1985" on YT to weed out a bunch of unrelated videos.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 27, 2015 07:13 AM (HMt16)

298 Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:07 AM (T3Tpd)



Here's a tip I learned the hard way: Use the search term "Otherworld 1985" on YT to weed out a bunch of unrelated videos.

Thanks, I just searched Otherworld, and got a lot of stuff to sort out.

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:16 AM (T3Tpd)

299 Jose Estevez seems to be the principal poster of the "Otherworld" series.

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:21 AM (T3Tpd)

300 BLM...hey lets ruin any shopping on Michigan Ave in Chicago today...hold a big protest!

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:24 AM (T3Tpd)

301 Something I learned from Thanksgiving:

If you thought the American people were arming themselves, you ain't seen nothing yet.

In a few months we'll be reading about the huge spike in new CC permits that's occurring right now.

I'm not talking about just another increase, I'm talking about YUUUUUGE.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 27, 2015 07:25 AM (u5gzz)

302 Good morning everyone! What's the Horde plan for the day?

For me, I'm gonna work and make some OT. Good thing nobody else is gonna be in the office too. I have to wear sweats after yesterday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 27, 2015 07:27 AM (+bVzV)

303 "In a few months we'll be reading about the huge spike in new CC permits that's occurring right now."

In "what does this mean to me" terms, people like me who've been putting off some ammo purchases in hopes that prices will moderate--well, fuhgeddaboutit.

Prices aren't going to moderate in the face of this huge increase in demand.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 27, 2015 07:29 AM (u5gzz)

304 Sorry--I forgot to say "Fuck the GOP."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 27, 2015 07:32 AM (u5gzz)

305 Somebody go kick one of the COB's rack.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:32 AM (t2KH5)

306 Prices aren't going to moderate in the face of this huge increase in demand.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 27, 2015 07:29 AM (u5gzz)

You probably know that gun manufactures stock on Wall street is doing very well right now.

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:32 AM (T3Tpd)

307 0bama - Syrian refugees just like pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Word.

Posted by: Abdul Miles Standish at November 27, 2015 07:33 AM (7v/r5)

308 @300 We just about did Old Chicago to bits yesterday. You have to figure, anyone "still" shopping prime Chicago retail is either quite wealthy, headed for the remnant of truly first-class stores still standing, or in it for a family social experience; possibly both. So, it took the SDS fifty years to find their market?

They're going to make enemies of some dyed-in-the-wool liberals there, and maybe find out just where their supposed power and social influence really came from. You'll note, nobody followed through on the "minority boycott" threat. Certain vendors would surely have suffered from that, but not Opinion Leaders.

This will be a true test of faith. If lifelong liberals can have their Christmas shopping ruined, or worse, by petulant screamers, and still come to the table intoning "root causes," they absolutely want to be dominated into submission. Sounds kinky, put that way. Maybe that's what's really been going on all along.

Could be some interesting leftovers around the Ayers family table in Hyde Park.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 27, 2015 07:34 AM (xq1UY)

309 Don't come around here wearin' no burqa! In fact, show us yer' tits! We ARE a nation full of turkey-fed heathens and we ain't gonna change!

Posted by: goon at November 27, 2015 07:41 AM (gy5kE)

310 I f*cking HATE dehydration and diarrhea. F*ck Republicans.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 27, 2015 07:42 AM (YQ7o1)

311 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, November 27, 2015. On this day in 1954 Alger Hiss was released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury. He was actually guilty of spying for the Russians in WWII but the statute of limitations had expired on that crime. He was originally sentenced to 5 years in prison for two counts of perjury before the HUAC. There has been a lot of back and forth on this trial and the left wing to this day denies that he was guilty. However the Verona papers and a defected Russian spy have all verified that he was indeed guilty. And my main question is why in the hell do we have a statute of limitations for spying during wartime? And gee, it looks like they actually took perjury to a House committee seriously back then. Not so much today.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:43 AM (t2KH5)

312 Here is why the RNCe thinks they can raise the amount of money they can give to political candidates and influence elections, including contested primaries (which Party rules forbid). They are flush with cash while the Democrats are broke and actually have negative cash.


http://fxn.ws/1XkgaEC

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:44 AM (t2KH5)

313 Fox is going after Trump now, after all Fox loves them some RINOs as long as they are part of the RNCe.


http://fxn.ws/1XkgqDu

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:44 AM (t2KH5)

314 Oh shit, and skid marks. In front. How the f*ck did that happen??? I took a shower yesterday, I don't want yo take another.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 27, 2015 07:44 AM (YQ7o1)

315 Some more news on the "vetting" front.


With as many as 1000 active cases, Fox News has learned at least 48 ISIS suspects are considered so high risk that the FBI is using its elite tracking squads known as the mobile surveillance teams or MST to track them domestically.


So we have a thousand cases with 48 that are "high risk". And Obama wants to let in a shit-ton more. But impeachment is off the table.


http://fxn.ws/1LCxGI3

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:44 AM (t2KH5)

316 Big cities are looking to getting into the high speed internet service provider business at the urging of the Choom. This is another government overreach that will turn into yet another welfare program complete with massive fraud and abuse. I see it as yet another leftist push to take over private enterprise and nationalize everything. But using Orwellian Newspeak they will call it some other pleasant sounding name.


http://fxn.ws/1XkgRh8

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:45 AM (t2KH5)

317 Police have identified the mother of that baby who was abandoned in the NYC church's crèche manger. They will not press charges because they have a law that shields people who abandon babies at specific safe locations. She was not in complete compliance but they are giving her a break.


http://fxn.ws/1NvMuQc

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:45 AM (t2KH5)

318 Obama son look-alike arrested for stabbing his parents multiple times and killing his father for ordering fast food and not getting him any. He was 32 years old and living with his parents. People are crazy now and that is what I suspect the public defender will use for a defense.


http://fxn.ws/1Nbue8s

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:45 AM (t2KH5)

319 Our idiot and chief says those phony Syrian "refugees" are like the pilgrims on the Mayflower. He needs to go to a Speech Writers or Us outlet and hire some new speechwriters. And while he is at it he needs to get an instructor in logic and common sense. Every time he opens his mouth I ask, "how did this idiot get reelected?" This article from The Hill appears to try to help him. If he were a Republican they would be ridiculing him.


http://bit.ly/1QJgXL1

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:45 AM (t2KH5)

320 Putin is trying to draw the US into the war of words over his downed jet. Both he and the Turkish President are fanning the flames. Nothing good will come out of this.


http://yhoo.it/1Q1SpLN

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:45 AM (t2KH5)

321 Dr says the average American will consume 4500 calories during Thanksgiving. One wonders where he got this number from and why reporters for these numbers NEVER ask how they were developed. I ate like a pig yesterday and my entire calorie count for the day was just over 3,000. Now admittedly that is way too much for me but it is nowhere near 4500.


http://cbsloc.al/1NvWKI4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:46 AM (t2KH5)

322 In recent days, there has been talk that marchers taking part in the Black Friday protest would engage in acts of civil disobedience, such as blocking store entrances to prevent shoppers from getting inside. On Thursday, one of the march's leaders, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said no such acts were planned, but they could happen.

Jessie, your full of sh*t, you want it to happen..

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:46 AM (T3Tpd)

323 German police have arrested two muzzies who were plotting a "major crime" (I guess that is the new German euphemism for terrorist act). Merkel needs to let in a few hundred thousand more unvetted fake refugees.


http://bit.ly/1PeBEyn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:46 AM (t2KH5)

324 ISIS is building underground shelters in Iraq now complete with captured US weapons. But that's OK we will never hit these anyway, they are not 5 miles away from "civilians".


http://bit.ly/1NS0vC4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:46 AM (t2KH5)

325 Watched another episode of "Madam Secretary" on Netflix last night (Season 1). Once again, all problems can be solved if you can just find the right people to buy off.

Wifey didn't want to watch another episode.

What's this crap about her being like Hillary? In the show, she (Tea Leoni) is accomplished. Hillary has tons of experience and zero accomplishments, unless you want to count the number of times she cleaned up after one of Bill's "Bimbo eruptions."

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 27, 2015 07:46 AM (1ijHg)

326 An American "refugee" from local government harsh zoning laws jumped the fence at the WH yesterday. Hypocrite Obama had him arrested and deported to jail without so much as a glass of water and a cracker. And BTW this is the second one of these this year and AFTER they put sharp barbs on the top of the fence.


http://bit.ly/1PRFCwH

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:46 AM (t2KH5)

327 Moonbats continue their war on the Washington Redskins. Evidently they are not even allowed to wish people a happy Thanksgiving.


http://bit.ly/1QKd34t

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:47 AM (t2KH5)

328 Militant atheist group wants Fort Rucker group to change its imagery of a red cross and its nickname of The Crusaders because they are offended. If I were in charge of Ft Rucker I would stand up and give them a hearty Happy Thanksgiving a FU and get a life. And while you are at it study some real history.


http://bit.ly/1MHEPe0

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:47 AM (t2KH5)

329 Ben Carson is going to Jordan to tour "Syrian refugee camps". I dislike this kind of political grandstanding for campaign value.


http://bit.ly/1LD0D6O

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:47 AM (t2KH5)

330 The Austin school board has voted to join the SJW Moonbat brigade and rename any school named after a confederate hero. I would be OK with this if it was made nationwide and schools named after Union heroes would also be renamed.


http://bit.ly/1NxDlqk

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:47 AM (t2KH5)

331 Europe is going to return thousands of Pakistani "migrants" because they do not meet the requirements for being a "refugee". Well I have some news for "Europe" neither do those phony Syrian refugees.


http://bit.ly/1NfBioZ

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:48 AM (t2KH5)

332 Several GOP presidential campaigns are openly contemplating the increasingly likely possibility that a 2016 nominee won't be selected before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in late July. If no candidate secures enough delegates by the time of the convention, then what would happen is what's called a brokered convention at which time things could get truly interesting.


I am throwing the BS flag on this. This is a stealth method to get around the primaries if Trump is winning.


http://bit.ly/1PeJ6JM

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:48 AM (t2KH5)

333 Lawyer for the fired Disney workers says there are also 1200 people in NY who are training their replacements under the H1B visa program which is being massively abused amounting to fraud. Democrats love that program because they get more voters; the RNCe loves it because their real constituents get cheap labor.


http://bit.ly/1Oua8tq

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:49 AM (t2KH5)

334 Patrick Caddell called Obama a liar on terrorism and the refugees. No shit Pat, too bad this was not a MSM outlet.


http://bit.ly/1Xv2W2t

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:49 AM (t2KH5)

335 More on Obama's war on States for daring to challenge him on bringing in the phony Syrian refugees.


The Obama Department of Agriculture sent a letter to Georgia's social services agency Wednesday, warning that if the state refuses to grant food stamp benefits to Syrian refugees, it would be doing so in direct violation of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.


I think I would throw the BS flag on that statement.


http://bit.ly/1NS4hLz

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:49 AM (t2KH5)

336 People simply will not learn. In this radical PC environment that violates routinely the first amendment, social media sites are not your friend.


A High School cheerleader in Revere, Mass., is being benched for the rest of the season as punishment for her post on Twitter about illegal immigrants.


She has a good case here to punish the Revere taxpayers.


http://bit.ly/1SnwU7h

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:50 AM (t2KH5)

337 German police boss sounds off on the migrant criminal problem. I would say if Merkel was running today for office she would go down in flames.


http://bit.ly/1YxeaG9

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:50 AM (t2KH5)

338 German police also say they have caught the person who sold the guns to the muzzie terrorists. These included starter pistols which had been converted to use live rounds and those ugly military looking assault rifles. Germany has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. So this is a good arguing point for the libtards when they want more gun laws. Gun laws only hamper honest people. So eat shit Obama and Scankles and all Demoncraps who support more useless gun control laws.


http://fxn.ws/1ThskIH

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:50 AM (t2KH5)

339 Blue on blue action in NYC as commie de Blasio fights undocumented commie Cuomo over the amount of money the State gives NYC to implement welfare programs for housing. They currently give the city $825 million a year but the documented commie says that is not enough.


http://bit.ly/1IlRY8A

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:51 AM (t2KH5)

340 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1Xv5sWF


Bunch of Nicholas Sparks books. I'll have to tell my wife about these because she likes him.


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:51 AM (t2KH5)

341 Lord help anyone who gets in the way of a Black Friday Shopper. They will be crushed - for real.

The BLMs dont have the cojones to try it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 07:52 AM (iQIUe)

342 As some of you know, but, most probably don't, this is a very hard holiday season for me. My fiance has been in the hospital for over two weeks with terminal cancer. The surgeon plans to remove a fist-sized mass from his colon today at 9:30 AM. There is a very real chance that he may die during surgery with the odds at 50/50. His long term outlook is only 3-4 months I would appreciate prayers for him and his family for grace during this ordeal, especially if he passes during the holidays. He had his children late in life, so even though he is older, his two children are in their twenties.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 07:54 AM (kXoT0)

343 "Black Lives Matter!"


Not as much as my fouty inch TV dammitt!

Posted by: Insane Walmart Posse at November 27, 2015 07:55 AM (BO/km)

344 Lord help anyone who gets in the way of a Black Friday Shopper. They will be crushed - for real.



The BLMs dont have the cojones to try it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 07:52 AM (iQIUe)

In the burbs where almost all the shoppers are that is true, the old downtown shopping area (whats left) is BLM territory.

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 07:56 AM (T3Tpd)

345 Prayers Sherry. I too have had colon cancer. It is one of the biggest killers of people in the US today.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:58 AM (t2KH5)

346 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes

Best of luck and prayers for you and yours Ms. McEvil.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 27, 2015 07:59 AM (+bVzV)

347 #345, TY Vic. This is actually a cancer that started in his throat around his larynx, almost exactly 4 years ago. It's now in his liver and colon. The surgery today is just to make his pain level less and remove the chance of a complete blockage. My Dad died of small bowel cancer.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 08:01 AM (kXoT0)

348 Well, bye, all, I have to go get ready to go to the hospital. Thanks in advance for all of your kind thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 08:02 AM (kXoT0)

349 The reason colon cancer gets so many people is it is often discovered too late. And that is because people hate colonoscopies. I urge everyone over 50 to get one at least every 5 years and immediately if you have stomach pain and blood discharge during bathroom breaks. That is where it showed up for me.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:02 AM (t2KH5)

350 My Dad died of small bowel cancer.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 08:01 AM (kXoT0)

I am so sorry Sherry; praters for you too.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:03 AM (t2KH5)

351 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 07:54 AM (kXoT0)

That's a hard road you and your fiance have to travel, but you will have my prayers along the way for both you and your extended family!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:04 AM (ftVQq)

352 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 07:54 AM (kXoT0)

I will pray for your fiancee, his family and you, Sherry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2015 08:04 AM (No/ki)

353 The reason colon cancer gets so many people is it is often discovered
too late. And that is because people hate colonoscopies. I urge everyone
over 50 to get one at least every 5 years and immediately if you have
stomach pain and blood discharge during bathroom breaks. That is where
it showed up for me.

And they are really easy, after the day of drinking the laxative...which isn't that bad anymore!

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 08:05 AM (T3Tpd)

354 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said its Americas fault that Turkey shot down a Russian jet.

The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time, Putin said.

Well here I gotta disagree with you old boy. Lead? America doesn't lead anything but climate change anymore. Didn't you get that memo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2015 08:07 AM (DUoqb)

355 353 And they are really easy, after the day of drinking the laxative...which isn't that bad anymore!


Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 08:05 AM (T3Tpd)

That is still the worst part. I just went ahead and spent the day sitting on the john drinking that stuff. I was getting one every year after my operation.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:07 AM (t2KH5)

356 CrotchetyOldJarhead, TY, Lee was a Marine 2nd Lieutenant in VN, he was an artillery battery commander plus did a short bit with Force Recon.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 08:07 AM (kXoT0)

357 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:02 AM (t2KH5)


^^^^^
THIS!


A routine colonoscopy found a suspicious patch (surprisingly enough) in the same general location that my mother had been operated on years previously. It was surgically removed and I am back on the routine (not monitoring) colonoscopy list. Don't take chances once you're over 50.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:11 AM (ftVQq)

358 You gotta love Trump, the media thought they had him with the spurious charge of mocking a disabled reporter, Trumps gone on the attack and is now demanding the NYT Times apologize to him.

When I see Trump fighting back I think back to the macaca incident and how George Allen couldn't even manage so much as a peep as he meekly resigned for what amounted to a bunch of bullshit.

That's how it's done folks.

I think this is what most terrifies the GOPe and the MSM.

Trump cannot be intimidated, he cannot be brow beat and he cannot be pressured by anyone.

So with that said, it's looking more and more like he is going to be the nominee so it's going to be interesting how the GOPe tries to throw the election in favor of madame hillary, because let's face it, Trump is not going to allowed to win.




Posted by: Kreplach at November 27, 2015 08:11 AM (WVvzl)

359 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 07:48 AM (t2KH5)

Vic, your cynicism about the integrity and principles of the RNC/GOPe is uncalled for in this "holiday season.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:15 AM (ftVQq)

360 357 A routine colonoscopy found a suspicious patch
(surprisingly enough) in the same general location that my mother had
been operated on years previously. It was surgically removed and I am
back on the routine (not monitoring) colonoscopy list. Don't take
chances once you're over 50.


Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:11 AM (ftVQq)

They have moved me to once every three years now.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:16 AM (t2KH5)

361 They have moved me to once every three years now.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:16 AM (t2KH5)

Most excellent!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:17 AM (ftVQq)

362 358 So with that said, it's looking more and more like
he is going to be the nominee so it's going to be interesting how the
GOPe tries to throw the election in favor of madame hillary, because
let's face it, Trump is not going to allowed to win.






Posted by: Kreplach at November 27, 2015 08:11 AM (WVvzl)


You saw that link above where they are now talking about a "brokered convention"?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:17 AM (t2KH5)

363 >>>>
Several GOP presidential campaigns are openly contemplating the
increasingly likely possibility that a 2016 nominee won't be selected
before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in late July. If
no candidate secures enough delegates by the time of the convention,
then what would happen is what's called a brokered convention at which
time things could get truly interesting.


I am throwing the BS flag on this. This is a stealth method to get around the primaries if Trump is winning.
.
.
.I agree. The RNC is panicking at this point in regards to Trump.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 27, 2015 08:19 AM (iONHu)

364 You saw that link above where they are now talking about a "brokered convention"?


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:17 AM (t2KH5)

The pledge of candidate support that The Donald graciously signed, operated only in one direction, and by design!
At least for now, we'll only have another Clinton as president for no more than eight years so that's a comfort.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:22 AM (ftVQq)

365 342 As some of you know, but, most probably don't, this is a very hard holiday season for me. My fiance has been in the hospital for over two weeks with terminal cancer. The surgeon plans to remove a fist-sized mass from his colon today at 9:30 AM. There is a very real chance that he may die during surgery with the odds at 50/50. His long term outlook is only 3-4 months I would appreciate prayers for him and his family for grace during this ordeal, especially if he passes during the holidays. He had his children late in life, so even though he is older, his two children are in their twenties.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 07:54 AM (kXoT0)


I'm so sorry, Sherry... My prayers are with your fiance for a successful outcome to the surgery, and for you and his children for the strength to handle all of this. Once the mass is removed is there any chance that chemo will help....?

Posted by: Gem at November 27, 2015 08:23 AM (c+gwp)

366 At least for now, we'll only have another Clinton as president for no more than eight years so that's a comfort.

By which time Chelsea will be touted as the next inevitible candidate.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 27, 2015 08:25 AM (f4mjo)

367 365 I'm so sorry, Sherry... My prayers are with your
fiance for a successful outcome to the surgery, and for you and his
children for the strength to handle all of this. Once the mass is
removed is there any chance that chemo will help....?

Posted by: Gem at November 27, 2015 08:23 AM (c+gwp)


Judging by her response at 347 most likely not. All it would do is add to his misery.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:26 AM (t2KH5)

368
Had dinner with the son, his new son and his idiot in-laws. A more self-absorbed, repetitive and banal drunken chattering group would be difficult to find. I bit my tongue.

At one point, after the umpteenth reference to "Clarencegiving" (not the grandson's name, but you get the idea), our daughter noticed how restrained I was being. I warned her, "At some point -- but not tonight -- I am going to trip the 'I'm old enough to speak my mind and not give a shit' switch and then the carnage will be marvelous to behold."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 27, 2015 08:28 AM (BK3ZS)

369 I lucked out on Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Libtard SIL was not there.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:32 AM (t2KH5)

370 Looks like we are not going to get a morning thread today.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 08:33 AM (t2KH5)

371 Sometime today, I expect a tragicomic novella from Jane D'oh.
Or a bail request, and maybe both.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 27, 2015 08:34 AM (xq1UY)

372
In re: colonoscopies:

And they are really easy, after the day of drinking the laxative...which isn't that bad anymore!
Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 08:05 AM (T3Tpd)


Not only that, once it is over and you have regained consciousness, you are encouraged, nay, insisted upon farting by the medical staff. The longer and louder, the better.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 27, 2015 08:35 AM (BK3ZS)

373
So sorry to hear this, Sherry. Will be sending good vibes and prayers your ad your fiance's way.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 08:35 AM (iQIUe)

374
371 Sometime today, I expect a tragicomic novella from Jane D'oh.
Or a bail request, and maybe both.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 27, 2015 08:34 AM (xq1UY)


If a request for bail, we can insist upon getting the backstory before paying, correct?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 27, 2015 08:37 AM (BK3ZS)

375 I am throwing the BS flag on this. This is a stealth method to get around the primaries if Trump is winning.
.
.
.I agree. The RNC is panicking at this point in regards to Trump.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 27, 2015 08:19 AM (iONHu)

The RNC may indeed be panicking, but there's nothing stealth about it. The party rules are known to everyone and it is ultimately about winning delegates, much like winning the general election is actually about winning the electoral college, not the popular vote. Some people believe it's manifestly unfair that Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina play such an outsized role. Is it really a good idea for California, New York, and Illinois to be irrelevant when a party is trying to win a national election? (Texas is irrelevant to choosing the nominee most election cycles, but perhaps not this time because there is a favorite son.) There are pros and cons, of course, but the bottom line is that the rules are the same for everyone and the party's nominee is in the end selected by delegates to the party's national convention, not by getting votes in primaries in a minority of states (although of course that is important to getting delegates). Setting aside whether it's about person A or person B, the rules are known, and if one of the candidates in particular makes the art of negotiating his trump card for why he is qualified to be President, then he should start negotiating for the nomination like everyone else may have to.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at November 27, 2015 08:38 AM (5f5bM)

376
Why on earth would you bring a child to a riot? They know how dangerous it is when they open the doors.

https://goo.gl/4Ldmev

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 08:39 AM (iQIUe)

377
Rolled the tape again and I declare it FAKE!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 27, 2015 08:41 AM (iQIUe)

378 If a request for bail, we can insist upon getting the backstory before paying, correct?



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 27, 2015 08:37 AM (BK3ZS)

And pictures, if the security camera videos have inexplicably been "disabled".

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:41 AM (ftVQq)

379 @362

I don't know how there can be a brokered convention when Trumps going to win outright.

Now if the states Trump wins refuse to award him his delegates then it's a sham and Trump will go independent and Hillary would win.

But I believe that's the GOPs plan anyway.

Let's face it the GOP simply does not want to Win the Presidency, they never rally wanted to just look at the candidates they have put up.

They have this fetish with wining over moderates by putting up horrible milk toast candidates who simply do not want to win.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 27, 2015 08:41 AM (WVvzl)

380 Black Lives Matter! Death never takes a holiday

Among the protests: 1 dead 5 shot

Do they protest that, of course not, its part of daily life for the homies.

Posted by: Colin at November 27, 2015 08:43 AM (T3Tpd)

381 Posted by: Kreplach at November 27, 2015 08:41 AM (WVvzl)

Winning means accepting the taint of responsibility (at least if you're a Republican), so why not sit back, fool the rubes into thinking you intend to accomplish something when elected (even if you have decades of demonstrated apathy on the record), and keep the crony checks flowing to that burgeoning Caymans account.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2015 08:47 AM (ftVQq)

382 Art up.

Posted by: HH at November 27, 2015 08:49 AM (DrCtv)

383 They have this fetish with wining over moderates by putting up horrible milk toast candidates who simply do not want to win. Posted by: Kreplach at November 27, 2015 08:41 AM

I think the GOPe wannabes DO want to be elected. They simply want other people to do the hard work and let them "win" by acclimation. Heb! certainly thinks it's his right to be Preezy, now that Daddy GHW and Brother Dubya did.

Same, of course, for Shrillery, who probably still doesn't understand why the Democrats didn't simply make her the nominee when she announced she wanted it.

It's a bloodline thing; a royal succession.

As far as the actual political parties go, the GOPe figured out that it's easy -- and profitable -- to be the Loyal Opposition, in the same way that Limbaugh scoops up more money when a Democrat is in the White House.

When you can feather your nest by talking rather than doing, why not? The public's expectations of you are lower.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 27, 2015 08:50 AM (dbC6X)

384 When you can feather your nest by talking rather than doing, why not? The public's expectations of you are lower.


Posted by: MrScribbler at November 27, 2015 08:50 AM (dbC6X)


Why Mister Scribbler, whatever could you be talking about?

Posted by: Cantor/Boehner/Ryan/McConnell at November 27, 2015 08:54 AM (ftVQq)

385 Party rules say that the RNCe can not intervene in a contested primary yet they routinely do that when their RINO is challenged.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 27, 2015 09:02 AM (t2KH5)

386 Well, bye, all, I have to go get ready to go to the hospital. Thanks in advance for all of your kind thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at November 27, 2015 08:02 AM

Best wishes Sherry. Prayers up from here.

Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2015 10:43 PM (o/90i)

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