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Ferdinand Burgdorff, "The Evening Star­­ ‒ Cypresses and Starlight" (191

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1 it looks like those two trees are pushing the other over the cliff

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 01, 2015 09:54 AM (0O7c5)

2 Enchanting Moon. Almost missed the attack submarine.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 01, 2015 09:56 AM (KCQo0)

3 Oh. It's a star. Call Josh Ernest and have him revise my remarks.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 01, 2015 09:57 AM (KCQo0)

4 Maybe just because I am trying to see this on my phone, but it looks like there is a dinosaur by one of the trees...

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 09:58 AM (lIU4e)

5 Hi,

Sorry. Just dropping this here again to see if I can net a few more opinions. It won't become a regular thang.



Way Way Way OT: *

I have a nephew who was accepted into UT Electrical Engineering Program but not in his first choice area-

the area they accepted him in was the Software Engineering and Systems track.

He's extremely bright in math and so this wouldn't be a bad path for him, but-


Is this the dreaded IT career which is being decimated by H1B imports?


Can any morons in the EE/Software engineering fields put me some knowledge?



*- Yes, I asked this question yesterday afternoon and received some good answers.

But, more knowledge is more better. And the Morning Horde tends to have a different make-up than the afternoon

So, any MH EE/SW engineer morons care to weigh in?

Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 09:59 AM (KUa85)

6 It's an iguana from an SAS Commando Team.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 01, 2015 09:59 AM (KCQo0)

7 "The Sulphuric-Acid Clouds Of Hell Planet, As Seen From Earth At Twilight"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 01, 2015 10:01 AM (grg9d)

8
Oh. It's a star.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot



Planet. The Evening Star = Venus. "Hesperus" and all that.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:01 AM (kdS6q)

9 Because of climate change, those cypresses and dinosaur are under water.

Posted by: Fritz at December 01, 2015 10:01 AM (UzPAd)

10 apparently, george lucas hasn't been on the internet in 15 years. so, he has NOT been reading my comments here. disappointing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 01, 2015 10:01 AM (WTSFk)

11 ... all that effort for nothing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 01, 2015 10:02 AM (WTSFk)

12 Corgis called.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:02 AM (+ZSW1)

13 Doing the math, Lucas was butthurt that everyone wanted to see Jar Jar get beheaded by a lightsabre.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 01, 2015 10:02 AM (grg9d)

14 it looks like those two trees are pushing the other over the cliff



"Joe! Joe! C'mere! Look down there!"

"Where? Aiiieeee!"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (+ZSW1)

15 13 He strikes me as being as thin skinned as Obama.

Posted by: steevy at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (8HTq1)

16 Doing the math, Lucas was butthurt that everyone wanted to see Jar Jar get beheaded by a lightsabre.

All by himself.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (LUgeY)

17 Evening star = Venus.
Venus = Goddess of Beauty.
Goddess of Beauty = Rapey Tuesday.

Mission complete.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (KCQo0)

18
Enchanting Moon. Almost missed the attack submarine.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot




"Do you still like to fish, Ryan? There's a river not unlike this one in Vilnius, where my grandfather taught me to fish."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (kdS6q)

19 Holy shit, Jupiter has been compressed into a star!

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (RD7QR)

20 Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:04 AM (+ZSW1)

I know "art" when I see it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 10:05 AM (ftVQq)

21 Those trees ain't right.

Posted by: Woolford Spaulings at December 01, 2015 10:06 AM (PLZH5)

22 it looks like those two trees are pushing the other over the cliff


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 01, 2015 09:54 AM


Ent mafia. That tree sleeps with the fishes.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 01, 2015 10:07 AM (pLwjI)

23 Stunning!



And Brave!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:07 AM (NeFrd)

24 Why it's almost as if the Evening Star is staring right at me...

...

...

Twinkle rape!

Twinkle raaaaaaaaaape!!!!!

Help! I need a safe space!!!!

Safe Space!!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 10:07 AM (KUa85)

25 23 Stunning!



And Brave!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:07 AM (NeFrd)

No, needs more fupa before it gets to Stunning and Brave.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 01, 2015 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

26 So, is this picture in North Dakota or what?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 10:08 AM (LUgeY)

27 "The Death Star seen from Aldaraan"

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 01, 2015 10:09 AM (ppaKI)

28 Watch out for that tree!

Posted by: Jorge of the Gungle at December 01, 2015 10:09 AM (FkBIv)

29 I like the penis at the bottom right.

Posted by: Aggrieved Crow Defamation Front at December 01, 2015 10:09 AM (1xUj/)

30 That tree on the left is bent because a naked Amy Schumer was perched on it.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 01, 2015 10:10 AM (ppaKI)

31 29 I like the penis at the bottom right.
Posted by: Aggrieved Crow Defamation Front at December 01, 2015 10:09 AM (1xUj/)

That's no penis...

Posted by: Obi Wan Kenobi at December 01, 2015 10:10 AM (RD7QR)

32
Takeaway from The Week article on the sidebar: if you support Trump, you're angry and toxic. And please, please, won't the wise men of the GOPe find a way to discredit him?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2015 10:11 AM (X6fMO)

33 Radar, I am your father.

Posted by: Ferdinand Burgdorff at December 01, 2015 10:11 AM (FkBIv)

34
apparently, george lucas hasn't been on the internet in 15 years. so, he has NOT been reading my comments here. disappointing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 01, 2015 10:01 AM (WTSFk)








That's about the 3rd-4th story of Lucas bitching about how stupid his audience is in the past couple of months. What a douche.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 10:12 AM (gwpf+)

35 Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 09:59 AM (KUa85)

_________

Average starting salary for CE and CS grads is in the $70K range.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:12 AM (0LHZx)

36 I like it. The trees are nicely done, and their placement gives the painting depth. Nice one, rdb.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 10:12 AM (E5UB0)

37 Note how the rising seas of global warming has destroyed the banks, so that you can no longer tell that these trees are actually in Kansas!

Posted by: Hrothgar AGW Advisor at December 01, 2015 10:12 AM (ftVQq)

38 I'm sure the aggrieved crow thing made sense when I socked it and forgot to unsock.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 10:13 AM (1xUj/)

39 This picture, though nice, does not represent American values.

Posted by: TFG, a better art critic than my art critics at December 01, 2015 10:13 AM (TxJGV)

40 Average starting salary for CE and CS grads is in the $70K range.



Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:12 AM (0LHZx)

How much do they make while they're training their H1B replacements?

Posted by: Hrothgar AGW Advisor at December 01, 2015 10:13 AM (ftVQq)

41
Stupid sniper. Never shoot from the trees, it leaves you no cover if observed.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 10:14 AM (gwpf+)

42 Begone damned sock!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 10:14 AM (ftVQq)

43 Too small to be the moon. Too large to be a star or planet.

Melancholia approches.

Posted by: Lars von Trier at December 01, 2015 10:15 AM (E5UB0)

44 At this point I wouldn't be surprised if, after handing the election to Hillary, Trump came out and said his campaign was "performance art," that he was pretending to be the biggest, most obnoxious caricature of a stereotypical rightwing knuckledragger imaginable, that even he was surprised at how much support he got, which only shows how dumb rightwingers are, and that he is proud to have helped Hillary become the first female U.S. President.

And, even then, Trump voters will continue to defend him. It's like a fucking Monty Python movie.

Posted by: ex-this, ex-that at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (Y8P5w)

45 Amazon sells the Hillary nut cracker if interested...$29.95, free shipping

Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (T3Tpd)

46 Hi gang, I'm now on the intercourse to express myself. So, everyone LOVES Jar-Jar, right???

Posted by: George Lucas at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (ppaKI)

47 That tree on the left is bent because a naked Amy Schumer was perched on it.Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 01, 2015 10:10 AwM


She's just heavy because she's been unaware of the salt in her meals.

Posted by: Mayor de Blaz at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (7v/r5)

48 My favorite new show is Island Hunters on HGTV. I didn't realize that there were so many affordable Islands that one could buy. I especially like the 2 to 3 acre islands in some of the Great Lakes or off the NE coast.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (+Q9b4)

49 *approaches*

Not even Jack Bauer can save you now.

Posted by: Lars von Trier at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (E5UB0)

50 So...Pirelli Tire hired Annie Leibovitz to shoot their 2016 calendar and tells her to put her own spin on it. She changes it from a hot chick barely dressed calendar to a feminist icon calendar. Because if there's anything a bunch of mechanics want to look at is artsy photos of Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and tubby Amy Schumer in her undies.

Is there no safe space for heterosexual men to just be men?

http://www.celebitchy.com/459106/amy_schumer_poses_in_
underwear_for_pirellis_strong_set_of_simple_portraits/

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (NOIQH)

51
Takeaway from The Week article on the sidebar: if you support Trump, you're angry and toxic. And please, please, won't the wise men of the GOPe find a way to discredit him?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing a




By Michael "Sabertooth" Dougherty, the Keith Olbermann of the "Polite Right".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (kdS6q)

52 Hi gang, I'm now on the intercourse to express myself. So, everyone LOVES Jar-Jar, right???
Posted by: George Lucas
----------------------------------------------------
Go away, you silly vulgar American. Film is an art form not some tacky, kitschy costume party.

Posted by: Lars von Trier at December 01, 2015 10:18 AM (E5UB0)

53 Because if there's anything a bunch of mechanics want to look at is artsy photos of Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and tubby Amy Schumer in her undies.

Is there no safe space for heterosexual men to just be men?



The Anchor Bar. 3rd Street. Galveston, Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:18 AM (+ZSW1)

54 How much do they make while they're training their H1B replacements?
Posted by: Hrothgar AGW Advisor at December 01, 2015 10:13 AM (ftVQq)

__________

H1Bs are the drones of the world. They don't replace the top talent.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:18 AM (0LHZx)

55
Today is World AIDS Day 2015

"Hey -- Gay dudes!. Don't have unprotected gay sex with multiple anonymous partners."

Well, that should pretty much solve the problem.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:19 AM (kdS6q)

56 Today is World AIDS Day 2015

"Hey -- Gay dudes!. Don't have unprotected gay sex with multiple anonymous partners."

Well, that should pretty much solve the problem.


I approve this message.

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at December 01, 2015 10:20 AM (LUgeY)

57 Harry Reid Blames CO Planned Parenthood Shooting On Frenzy Of Hate Whipped Up By Videos Showing Abortion Group Selling Baby Body Parts



Scumbag.

Weasel Zippers

But Fredo demonizing Republicans and calling them the enemy is just dandy?

Fuck you


Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:21 AM (gf8BH)

58 For sale, one island, fourteen square miles. Used to be a resort catering to clients seeking fantasies, but was utterly destroyed after a visit by Michael Bay. Asking $75,000 OBO. Includes seaplane pier and annoying dwarf.

Posted by: Mr. Roarke at December 01, 2015 10:21 AM (ppaKI)

59 I'm glad to have taken the position years ago that Trump was an inconsistent, lying narcissistic jack weed long before the GOPe began their mission to derail him. Unfortunately their mission only makes his support stronger.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 10:21 AM (+Q9b4)

60 People lump in all IT together, everything from the help desk phone support to the CIO is all "IT workers". And on top of that people assume the dreaded H1Bs take all "IT jobs". They don't. They take the mundane jobs, the tech support, databse admin, type jobs. And yes they also are over represented in the IT department of conglomerates, but again those are drone bee jobs.

But the top paying jobs in Silicon Valley, and the SV wanna bes in Austin, Boston, NY, etc are by and large Americans.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:22 AM (0LHZx)

61 >>>Is there no safe space for heterosexual men to just be men?


No. That's the new abnormal. The new DSM will list it as a mental disorder.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 01, 2015 10:22 AM (E5UB0)

62 I will never complain about seeing Patti Smith photographed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 10:22 AM (1xUj/)

63 Today is World AIDS Day 2015

"Hey -- Gay dudes!. Don't have unprotected gay sex with multiple anonymous partners."

Well, that should pretty much solve the problem.




Can't say you didn't try.........

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:23 AM (+ZSW1)

64 Re the student interested in EE.

Is there a reason UT is the program he wants to attend?

I think switching to hardware from a software degree is a more difficult path than necessary.

How about he gets an associates degree in a related field first, then reapply to EE programs? Has the added benefit of providing him with trade skills.

Whole lottacomprehensive state universities offer those sort of programs. (Do not recommend a for-profit) And associates would make him more competitive. Might even get into a better school and/or get a great scholarship.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at December 01, 2015 10:23 AM (t5zYU)

65 Off crack/pole smoking sock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 10:23 AM (LUgeY)

66 ...and annoying dwarf.

Posted by: Mr. Roarke


******


Does it have affordable apartment housing for like-minded dwarves?


You know, like Stay-Free Mini Pads™



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:24 AM (NeFrd)

67 @50 had I not been told, I'd have assumed Schumer there was in a Michelin ad, not Pirelli, IYKWIM. Miss Bibendum.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 01, 2015 10:25 AM (xq1UY)

68 Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Dont Happen In Other Countries
Dumber: Hes Speaking From Paris

Unreal.

Weasel Zippers

I mentioned this almost immediately when he was talking...and we lost to this jack ass?

That one statement is actually thread worthy on it's own

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:25 AM (gf8BH)

69 51,

Yup. The powers that be are using the tantrum meme now.

They use that one when they have just lost or expect to do so.

It is a good tell.

Posted by: eman at December 01, 2015 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

70 Global warming make runway under water!

Posted by: Brian Williams at December 01, 2015 10:26 AM (jJRIy)

71 >>No. That's the new abnormal. The new DSM will list it as a mental disorder.


Over/under Sports Illustrated will be forced to change or abandon their swimsuit issue?
I think they'd push back against feminists because it makes them so much money...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:26 AM (NOIQH)

72 naturalfake -- Responded at the end of the EMT.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 01, 2015 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

73
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if, after handing the election to Hillary, Trump came out and said his campaign was "performance art," that he was pretending to be the biggest, most obnoxious caricature of a stereotypical rightwing knuckledragger imaginable, that even he was surprised at how much support he got, which only shows how dumb rightwingers are, and that he is proud to have helped Hillary become the first female U.S. President.


And, even then, Trump voters will continue to defend him. It's like a fucking Monty Python movie.
Posted by: ex-this, ex-that at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (Y8P5w)
I am quite certain the Hot Air button on your computer is fully functional, !Jeb.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2015 10:27 AM (X6fMO)

74 Does it have affordable apartment housing for like-minded dwarves?


You know, like Stay-Free Mini Pads



Groan.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:27 AM (+ZSW1)

75
Speaking at the AFI festival, Ridley Scott gave a detailed description of what the opening of Blade Runner 2 will look like. It involves stew, a creepy tree, and Harrison Ford.

http://tinyurl.com/pwuuwco



"The name is Moore. Dinty Moore."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:28 AM (kdS6q)

76 68
Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Dont Happen In Other Countries

Dumber: Hes Speaking From Paris




What he meant was mass shooting with semi auto rifles don't happen in other countries.



They use full auto weapons.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 01, 2015 10:28 AM (jJRIy)

77 >>Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Don't Happen In Other Countries
Dumber: He's Speaking From Paris


Ugh!
How about the mass stabbings in Israel?
The daylight, main street beheading in London?
The rape epidemic in Sweden?

Oh, right---inconvenient commonality in the above; also, not crazy supposed pro-lifers.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:28 AM (NOIQH)

78 Global warming make runway under water!


Posted by: Brian Williams

*****

That's exactly what I said!

Posted by: John Denver at December 01, 2015 10:29 AM (NeFrd)

79  Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Dont Happen In Other Countries 


Most countries have MORE RESTRICTIVE abortion laws than the USA, and don't engage in such heinous practices like selling aborted organs. But the truth and 0bama never touch. Like matter and antimatter, pasta and antipasta.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 01, 2015 10:29 AM (7v/r5)

80 That one statement is actually thread worthy on it's own
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:25 AM (gf8BH)


So incredibly tone deaf. It was dumb when he said it in previous years, but it's especially dumb to say it now, there.

His team is full or amateurs or they just do not give a damn.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 10:30 AM (lIU4e)

81 Today is World AIDS Day 2015

"Hey -- Gay dudes!. Don't have unprotected gay sex with multiple anonymous partners."

Well, that should pretty much solve the problem.


Can't say you didn't try.........
Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:23 AM (+ZSW1)


Not feeling the love here.

Posted by: Needle Sharers at December 01, 2015 10:30 AM (Dj0WE)

82 >>>Amazon sells the Hillary nut cracker if interested...$29.95, free shipping


So I guess she intimidated Deez Nutz out of the running.

Posted by: Bruce Bunner at December 01, 2015 10:30 AM (E5UB0)

83 Has Ms. Schumer picked up her participation trophy yet?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:30 AM (NeFrd)

84 >>His team is full or amateurs or they just do not give a damn.

Both; the power of "and" instead of "or".

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

85 Yo Mew Mew- those $40k code monkey jobs are where people with computer smarts but without focused CS degrees *start out*. That's where I had to start out since my degree was in math.

Please tell me you are not waving off the lower-middle class Americans who want to better themselves.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 01, 2015 10:31 AM (grg9d)

86 His team is full or amateurs or they just do not give a damn.
Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 10:30 AM (lIU4e)

_________

They do love to troll conservatives.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:31 AM (0LHZx)

87 Amazon sells the Hillary nut cracker if interested...$29.95, free shipping


****


Nutcracker? Sweet!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:32 AM (NeFrd)

88 85 Yo Mew Mew- those $40k code monkey jobs are where people with computer smarts but without focused CS degrees *start out*. That's where I had to start out since my degree was in math.

Please tell me you are not waving off the lower-middle class Americans who want to better themselves.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 01, 2015 10:31 AM (grg9d)

____________

I'm just saying this is reality. The H1Bs take the $40K a year jobs, not the $150K a year jobs. I'm not making a judgement call on anyone, just point out the facts.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:32 AM (0LHZx)

89 "The name is Moore. Dinty Moore."

I hope it's better than Prometheus, but after seeing P I'm not hopeful.

The dude has lost his mojo, big time. At least when it comes to scifi pics.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 10:33 AM (LUgeY)

90 5 - naturalfake question about SW engg and the H1B issue.

Computer Science prof here.

(1) Yes. It is an issue.

However! UT-Engineering is a great school, so the chances of your nephew being squeezed out are fairly small.

(2) He won't be using much in the way of math skills in SW engg. Systems is a different story -- Systems programs tend to have a lot of variability (I came out of a Univ of Mich systems engineering program; it was insanely math-flu).

(3) Possibilities for internal (within UT) transfer exists. Your nephew should aim to crush his first year classes, then try for a transfer to the program he wants. Engineering programs have the first year, yeah-and-a-half common across most disciplines.

Posted by: sinmi at December 01, 2015 10:33 AM (YQdgG)

91 >>>>Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Don't Happen In Other Countries

Dumber: He's Speaking From Paris
.
.
.He could be standing right in the middle of the now destroyed memorial to all of those killed in Paris last month and make that statement with a straight face and the MSM would lap it up. And not a single one would dare point the irony out to him.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 01, 2015 10:33 AM (iONHu)

92 Did you know FBI Director James Comey is a Republican and grandson of a police officer? Not me.

We'll know if the FBI is getting close to Hilldogger if and when the Propaganda Press starts saying terrible things about Comey.

http://bit.ly/1No3ZQy

Posted by: MTF at December 01, 2015 10:34 AM (TxJGV)

93 But the top paying jobs in Silicon Valley, and the SV wanna bes in Austin, Boston, NY, etc are by and large Americans.

That's cold comfort for the folks who are good, or even very good, but not top.

Like, I don't know, most workers in that or any other field.

The point isn't just keeping jobs for an elite few. It's whether your average American can get and keep a decent job on his or her own merits without it getting farmed out to some H1B drone or off-the-books colonista.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:34 AM (9krrF)

94 Okay Mew Mew, fair enough.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 01, 2015 10:34 AM (grg9d)

95 Poor Herve Villechaise shot himself in 1993. That little dude was in a lot of stuff, including a Bond film, and our favorite 'Airplane!' as "the little breather"... considering his lifelong health problems and actual difficulty breathing, was unintentionally ironic.

Posted by: Truculently Vituperative Compliments at December 01, 2015 10:34 AM (Jdgwe)

96 Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Dont Happen In Other Countries
Dumber: Hes Speaking From Paris
------------------------------------------------------
Ok, time to trot this out again:

"In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to."
- Theodore Dalrymple


So, not dumb. A deliberate poke in the eye to everyone who heard him, in Paris and here. I take it no one booed him down.

Posted by: Bruce Bunner at December 01, 2015 10:35 AM (E5UB0)

97 Ridley Scott kicked ass in "Martian"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 01, 2015 10:35 AM (grg9d)

98 I'm just saying this is reality. The H1Bs take the $40K a year jobs, not the $150K a year jobs. I'm not making a judgement call on anyone, just point out the facts.

Considering the road to $150k starts at $40k, I'd say that's a problem.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (9krrF)

99 So I guess she intimidated Deez Nutz out of the running.
Posted by: Bruce Bunner at December 01, 2015 10:30 AM (E5UB0)


I used to be on a kickball team called 'deez nutz'. True story.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (lIU4e)

100
Ownership is overrated: the joys of communal property. Its not about giving something up: owning less means buying less means having to earn less means working less means having more of your life to actually enjoy

One year ago I owned a house. Today I rent a one-bedroom suite with my daughter. There were dozens of factors contributing to this drastic shift in my life, the majority of which were beyond my control. But from where I stand now, even after what might be called a downgrade in our living arrangement, I feel oddly happy.

Madeleine Somerville is a writer, blogger, and author of All You Need Is Less: A Guilt-Free Guide to Eco-Friendly Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity.

http://tinyurl.com/gp3rtwy


Nice try at trying to rationalize being kicked to the curb, sweetheart.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

101 "pasta and antipasta."


I thought antipasta was just a theory.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 10:37 AM (LA7Cm)

102 And, even then, Trump voters will continue to defend him. It's like a fucking Monty Python movie.


Posted by: ex-this, ex-that at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (Y8P5w)


You really believe that guy with an ego as big as Trump's is would deliberately throw the election to the Hillaroid?

I hope the Tooth Fairy was good to you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 10:37 AM (7MWCL)

103 Is there no safe space for heterosexual men to just be men?
--------------------------------------------------------

Um, prison?

Posted by: America's Colleges and Universities at December 01, 2015 10:37 AM (TxJGV)

104
Over/under Sports Illustrated will be forced to change or abandon their swimsuit issue?

I think they'd push back against feminists because it makes them so much money...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:26 AM (NOIQH)

It's that largest selling newsstand magazine issue in the country. They sell more of that issue than almost the rest of the year.
They are NOT going to stop printing it.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 01, 2015 10:37 AM (jJRIy)

105 >>Ridley Scott kicked ass in "Martian"


Yeah - I really liked how it wasn't one of those movies that went from one tense, crazy challenge to the next (like "Gravity").

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:38 AM (NOIQH)

106 96 Posted by: Bruce Bunner at December 01, 2015 10:35 AM (E5UB0)

Quite correct. He is signalling the narrative. Liberals know this is ridiculous but they'll say it anyway because "it's still the right thing to do."

They need to be told that he is not an idiot, he is an asshole.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:38 AM (FfVIs)

107 I..I..I..I...I'm not your stepping stone....*doing go-go step ball change*

Sorry, that popped into my head looking at such a cheerful painting..

Posted by: Russkilitlover at December 01, 2015 10:38 AM (8sAni)

108 star wars? star bores?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 01, 2015 10:39 AM (0O7c5)

109 But from where I stand now, even after what might be called a downgrade in our living arrangement, I feel oddly happy.

****


Think how overjoyed you'll be when you're living under a highway overpass.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:39 AM (NeFrd)

110 I'm just saying this is reality. The H1Bs take the
$40K a year jobs, not the $150K a year jobs. I'm not making a judgement
call on anyone, just point out the facts.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:32 AM (0LHZx)


So your point is that you have nothing to fear if you are a fresh minted degree holder and you father owns the company?

Good to know, good to know.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2015 10:39 AM (q2o38)

111 Considering the road to $150k starts at $40k, I'd say that's a problem.

No H1B's should be taking any American jobs. Period. If we had actual Americans in orifice in DC, this wouldn't be an issue.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 10:39 AM (LUgeY)

112 Nice try at trying to rationalize being kicked to the curb, sweetheart.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

Normalizing having less. Telemedicine, public transportation, air conditioning, multiple cars, multiple kids, taxes as charity. It's all part of the program.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:39 AM (FfVIs)

113 "pasta and antipasta."

I thought antipasta was just a theory.


When they meet, they mutually annihilate each other in a burst of gamma rays. Tasty, tasty gamma rays.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:40 AM (9krrF)

114 If only the networks hadn't shown people jumping out of the WTC , we wouldn't have riled up the right wing and started the war on terror and killed all of those innocent terrorists.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 10:40 AM (+Q9b4)

115 Posted by: ex-this, ex-that at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (Y8P5w)I am quite certain the Hot Air button on your computer is fully functional, !Jeb.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
--------------------------------------------------------------
Maybe it's part of the Salon reader windfall we've been anticipating?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 10:40 AM (E5UB0)

116 You must always tell the Left you do not accept the premise.

Stop them in the first moment and don't give them an inch.

Breitbart did this.

We have forgotten what he did.

Posted by: eman at December 01, 2015 10:40 AM (MQEz6)

117 Way Way Way OT: *

I have a nephew who was accepted into UT Electrical Engineering Program but not in his first choice area-

the area they accepted him in was the Software Engineering and Systems track.

He's extremely bright in math and so this wouldn't be a bad path for him, but-


Is this the dreaded IT career which is being decimated by H1B imports?


Can any morons in the EE/Software engineering fields put me some knowledge?



*- Yes, I asked this question yesterday afternoon and received some good answers.

But, more knowledge is more better. And the Morning Horde tends to have a different make-up than the afternoon

So, any MH EE/SW engineer morons care to weigh in?
Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 09:59 AM (KUa85)

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I'm assuming UT is Tennessee (or Texas?). Are engineering programs so filled now that you can't have your choice of majors/specialties?

That doesn't make any sense to me. What is his first choice?



Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 01, 2015 10:40 AM (LXJ1e)

118 Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was revealed on Tuesday to have made shocking statements two weeks ago, when he said that the murder of dozens of Israelis and the wounding of hundreds others is part of a "peaceful uprising."


Fredo and Kerry agree

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:41 AM (gf8BH)

119 104 But they will add a section of "high achieving" women in tiny bikinis,starting with Lena Dunham.

Posted by: steevy at December 01, 2015 10:41 AM (8HTq1)

120 "pasta and antipasta."

I thought antipasta was just a theory.

When they meet, they mutually annihilate each other in a burst of gamma rays. Tasty, tasty gamma rays.

*****


Ah, the famous "Marinara Effect"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:41 AM (NeFrd)

121 #AllJobsMatter

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:41 AM (9krrF)

122 Considering the road to $150k starts at $40k, I'd say that's a problem.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (9krrF)

I wish our political "ruling class" had some minimal affinity for the real American citizens and THEIR future, not that of "refugeehadis" and H1B people be they drones or not!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 10:42 AM (ftVQq)

123 Maybe it's part of the Salon reader windfall we've been anticipating?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 10:40 AM (E5UB0)
his biggest critics don't go back and see him on film decades ago....saying the same things now as he did then.....he really hasn't changed that much....he's not my first choice....but i'm not crossing him off my short list of people i would vote for

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 01, 2015 10:42 AM (0O7c5)

124 #AllJobsMatter
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:41 AM (9krrF)

Sigh

Posted by: Shit Shoveler at December 01, 2015 10:43 AM (gf8BH)

125 Obama appoint Rob Malley, chief Iran deal negotiator, to head his Isis strategy group


Isn't that fantastic?

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 10:43 AM (zOTsN)

126
Amy Schumer's authenticity - not her nudity - makes her Pirelli photo 'real'

by Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy

The Guardian



Posted because the idea that any entertainer, especially a SJW construct like Amy Schumer's rocket to the middle is "authentic" is just silly.

And also because "Uffalussy" is a great "clean word that sounds dirty".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:43 AM (kdS6q)

127 So, any MH EE/SW engineer morons care to weigh in?


Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 09:59 AM (KUa85)


I'm a little late to the party this morning, but if he is so inclined and can get a security clearance he can have a pretty long career in the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) in the defense contracting world. There is a ton of demand for people 1) with the skill set he's looking at and 2) who can get (and maintain) a clearance. Have him just run a job search for "Electronic Warfare engineer." He should also explore Dept of the Navy internships (DON Pathways). He'll get paid and get experience as an undergrad.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (8Y7+f)

128
Obama backs Turkey against Russia after Erdogan meet

Obama throws full support behind Turkey defending itself by shooting down Russian jet, calls on both sides to focus on ISIS instead.


So says the Military expert

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (gf8BH)

129 It's treason

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (FfVIs)

130 When they meet, they mutually annihilate each other in a burst of gamma rays. Tasty, tasty gamma rays.
Posted by: Brother Cavil
---------------------------------------------------------
So you mean one can lose weight by eating both simultaneously instead of one after the other? Interesting, the tricks you learn on the internet.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (E5UB0)

131 >>But they will add a section of "high achieving" women in tiny bikinis,starting with Lena Dunham.

Think Pirelli dodged a bullet with only getting Amy Schumer in her undies.

Of course, other selections are in the 'as hot as Lena' category, such as Yoko Ono, Fran Leibevitz, Patti Smith. Wonder which one got February?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (NOIQH)

132 Beijing (AFP) - Beijing ordered hundreds of factories to shut and allowed children to skip school as choking smog reached over 25 times safe levels on Tuesday, casting a cloud over China's participation in Paris climate talks.A thick grey haze shrouded the capital with concentrations of PM 2.5, harmful microscopic particles that penetrate deep into the lungs, as high as 634 micrograms per cubic metre.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (7v/r5)

133 120,

It gets complicated when the pasta is oddly shaped.

Wormholes, meatball cascade, very messy.

Posted by: eman at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (MQEz6)

134 Obama appoint Rob Malley, chief Iran deal negotiator, to head his Isis strategy group


Isn't that fantastic?
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 10:43 AM (zOTsN)


The Surrender and Appeasement expert?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (gf8BH)

135 Yesterday was Ridley Scott's birthday. Is that what brought his name up?
He is 78 years of age. Hell of an Angry Young Man movement they've got.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 01, 2015 10:45 AM (xq1UY)

136 >>Obama throws full support behind Turkey defending itself by shooting down Russian jet, calls on both sides to focus on ISIS instead.

So Turkey should focus on continuing to assist ISIS in getting their oil distributed?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:45 AM (NOIQH)

137 "refugeehadis"



Brilliant.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 10:45 AM (LA7Cm)

138 Normalizing having less. Telemedicine, public transportation, air conditioning, multiple cars, multiple kids, taxes as charity. It's all part of the program.
Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:39 AM (FfVIs)


It's the new religion. I say new only in comparison to the age of old religions. It is rather bizarre to be in the middle of its forming stage, but who knows, in 500 years when everyone is grunting and living out their short lives in caves, it will be a thriving concern.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 10:45 AM (Dj0WE)

139 44 At this point I wouldn't be surprised if, after handing the election to Hillary, Trump came out and said his campaign was "performance art," that he was pretending to be the biggest, most obnoxious caricature of a stereotypical rightwing knuckledragger imaginable, that even he was surprised at how much support he got, which only shows how dumb rightwingers are, and that he is proud to have helped Hillary become the first female U.S. President.

And, even then, Trump voters will continue to defend him. It's like a fucking Monty Python movie.
Posted by: ex-this, ex-that at December 01, 2015 10:16 AM (Y8P5w)

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Oh my, nobody has said that before. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 01, 2015 10:46 AM (LXJ1e)

140 Nice try at trying to rationalize being kicked to the curb, sweetheart.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)


She will never know true happiness until she moves into a rusty 1974 Ford van down by the river. I have one I could sell her. Cheap.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 10:46 AM (7MWCL)

141 They also have a pretty good deal on Hillary toilet paper on Amazon. Don't forget to start your search from the AOSHQ!

Posted by: goon at December 01, 2015 10:46 AM (gy5kE)

142 They're just Puritans with a new vocabulary. I live in Boston, I know what I'm talking about. Privation brings you closer to god. Small g intended.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:46 AM (FfVIs)

143 It gets complicated when the pasta is oddly shaped.


****

Möbiucelli

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:47 AM (NeFrd)

144 Are any of the Pirelli Girls carrying a mattress on their back?

If not, I am going with Michelin because their mascot looks like Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: Angry Feminist Bitch on Meds at December 01, 2015 10:47 AM (KCQo0)

145 Personally, I'm wondering if the "Clinton called Trump" theory isn't slightly off, and Bill called the Donald in to get him to sandbag...Hillary.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:47 AM (9krrF)

146 his biggest critics don't go back and see him on film decades ago....saying the same things now as he did then.....he really hasn't changed that much....he's not my first choice....but i'm not crossing him off my short list of people i would vote for
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 01, 2015 10:42 AM (0O7c5)


When Trump first started running, I wondered if this was some sort of trick or feint. I didn't trust him.

Now I don't think his ego would let him back off, but I'm still not sure what I think of the guy. The best thing about him is his fearlessness about saying what he and many others are thinking. I would rather he be tactful and smart like cruz, instead of this blowhard/salesman type. But maybe that was needed to break through the media? I don't know.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM (lIU4e)

147 >>Obama appoint Rob Malley, chief Iran deal negotiator, to head his Isis strategy group

He was also fired from Obama's 2008 campaign for meeting with Hamas. Well not really for meeting with them, for getting caught meeting with them and putting a dent in Obama's claim that he would support Israel.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM (/tuJf)

148 Amy Schumer's authenticity - not her nudity - makes her Pirelli photo 'real'



Well, it is hard to find over weight middle aged women that are STUPID enough to pose for a picture naked. So I guess you call that "Authentic"?



Remind me again who the fvck is Amy Schumer?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM (jJRIy)

149 FWIW: I can't stand Sports Illustrated anymore. I simply don't need self-righteous, sanctimonious, mentally and morally dysfunctional, leprous sports reporters preaching at me--ever.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM (4rzL1)

150 Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Don't Happen In Other Countries
Dumber: He's Speaking From Paris


Ugh!
How about the mass stabbings in Israel?
The daylight, main street beheading in London?
The rape epidemic in Sweden?

Oh, right---inconvenient commonality in the above; also, not crazy supposed pro-lifers.



2009-2010 Malmo shootings by Peter Mangs - 2 dead. 15 separate shootings

2011 Norway attack by Anders Breivik - 77 lives

1991-1992 - Sweden - "Laser Man" John Ausonius - 11 shootings in Stockholm & Uppsala

1 Bing search.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:49 AM (+ZSW1)

151 Trump is our only chance, little morons. We cannot fight the socialists with the party at hand.

All enemies, foreign and domestic.

War makes for strange bedfellows.

We've always seemed rude and uncultured to the gentry.

We are out of clock.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:49 AM (FfVIs)

152 Side note, but I saw on Drudge that TFG had dinner with a bunch of interesting French people last night at a $300/person plate restaurant. $300-- that must be some kinda sauce on his steak. His motorcade alone in Paris is costing nearly a million bucks.

What a POS.

Posted by: MTF at December 01, 2015 10:49 AM (TxJGV)

153 149 FWIW: I can't stand Sports Illustrated anymore. I simply don't need self-righteous, sanctimonious, mentally and morally dysfunctional, leprous sports reporters preaching at me--ever.
_____________________

Me too.

Posted by: Kobe Bryant at December 01, 2015 10:49 AM (KCQo0)

154
I was born under a wandrin' star....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 10:49 AM (iQIUe)

155 If not, I am going with Michelin because their mascot looks like Rosie O'Donnell.


Posted by: Angry Feminist Bitch on Meds at December 01, 2015 10:47 AM (KCQo0)


Old Rosie, who looked like someone's Mom, or the Now Rosie, who looks like Michael Moore in lip-gloss and Spanx?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (q2o38)

156 I simply don't need self-righteous, sanctimonious, mentally and morally dysfunctional, leprous sports reporters preaching at me--ever.

Posted by: Northernlurker,


*****


Microaggression!!!!!

Posted by: Robert Costas, redeye, willing and able at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (NeFrd)

157 149 Absolutely,haven't seen an issue in many years.ESPN is the same.

Posted by: steevy at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (8HTq1)

158 Oh, on another topic I was reading an item on Powerline about a possible Clinton-Obama.
A commentator made the point that if there is one thing he agrees with Obama on--it's contempt for Hillary Clinton.
I agree.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (4rzL1)

159 OK, how come Muldoon gets the Umlauts?

Posted by: Umlaut Liberation Front at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (1xUj/)

160 Herve Villechaise shot himself in 1993

I didn't know that, I remember him in "The Man With The Golden Gun" one of Roger Moore's better Bond movies.

Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (T3Tpd)

161 Amy Schumer's authenticity - not her nudity - makes her Pirelli photo 'real'



Her nudity is what'll make a teen nut on her picture. Not her "authenticity".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (+ZSW1)

162
Remind me again who the fvck is Amy Schumer?



Amy Schumer = Meghan Mccain + "knock knock" jokes

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:52 AM (kdS6q)

163 Remind me again who the fvck is Amy Schumer?Posted by: Nip Sip at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM


Extremely foulmouthed comedian. Now I'm no prude when it comes to obscenity, because sometimes a joke just works better with the right one.

But she's just gross. Gross isn't funny, to me anyway.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 01, 2015 10:52 AM (7v/r5)

164 Remind me again who the fvck is Amy Schumer?


****


Chuck's post-transition persona?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:52 AM (NeFrd)

165 They hate the substance of our views, not the delivery! It doesn't matter the tone any candidate takes, the message needs to be delivered. If you'd prefer a soft-spoken comforting Romney-clone go get your milk carton and your animal crackers and crawl into your "I'm one of the SMART conservatives" safe space, and fuck yourself. I'm sorry. Have a sex-positive affirmatively self-exploratory relaxation session.

It has to be Trump.

It HAS to be Trump.

There is no one else.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:52 AM (FfVIs)

166 It gets complicated when the pasta is oddly shaped.

If it reaches critical density, it collapses into a singularity, and all food nearby is spaghettified.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (9krrF)

167 So, any MH EE/SW engineer morons care to weigh in?
Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 09:59 AM (KUa85)

I'm not one but in related field. Let's just say if his plan is to work like mad for about 10-20 years and then bail on the field, then it will work. Long term the field is mainly a dead end because you get old and tech doesn't like old. Plus you do get undercut by H1B's. Finally wages, in real dollars, have been stagnate.

Posted by: WOPR at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (LTDSy)

168 FWIW: I can't stand Sports Illustrated anymore. I simply don't need self-righteous, sanctimonious, mentally and morally dysfunctional, leprous sports reporters preaching at me--ever.


I canceled my SI subscription over twenty years ago when they ran an editorial urging George H. W. Bush to sign the Kyoto Protocol.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (ppaKI)

169 OK, how come Muldoon gets the Umlauts?



*****


Secret handshake.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (NeFrd)

170 Omg


Rob Malley is buddy buddy with Hamas and Iran. And that's who will decide our Isis strategy! So boned. Either it's full capitulation and or picking Team Shia. So fucked we are

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (zOTsN)

171 Considering the road to $150k starts at $40k, I'd say that's a problem.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 10:36 AM (9krrF)

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That's not the case though. The road to $150K starts with $70K out of college typically. The $40K entry level people don't get to $150K often.

Again not making a judgement call, just saying how it is.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (0LHZx)

172 161 Dude,even we have standards.

Posted by: Teenage Boy at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (8HTq1)

173 78
Global warming make runway under water!





Posted by: Brian Williams



*****



That's exactly what I said!

Posted by: John Denver at December 01, 2015 10:29 AM (NeFrd)

NICE!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 01, 2015 10:53 AM (jJRIy)

174 Then why is Schumer photographed in undies if she's so darn authentic? The old feminists are all dressed.

It makes sense for Serena Williams because she's got an athletic bod; it's integral to her profession.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (NOIQH)

175 Dumb: Obama Says Mass Shootings Like Planned Parenthood Just Dont Happen In Other Countries
Dumber: Hes Speaking From Paris

He's speaking from his ass, as usual.

Posted by: fly gal at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (8TdcF)

176
Watched a documentary called Last of the Unjust by Claude Lanzman. It's about Therienstadt mostly interviews with the last elder of the jews as they call them. He also re -released Sobibor. Neither is the quality of his earlier work. I suspect that he had these interviews on tape and wanted to get them out there. All the survivors are dead or have one foot in the grave. Lanzman is 90 and Marcel Ophuls is 88. Neither will be around much longer.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

177 Friendly reminder to the supposed conservative Trump haters...

You sound exactly like HuffPo, MSNBC, Kos.

That is all.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (0LHZx)

178 It's fucking hilarious, Trump has the votes, he's only lacking the sage endorsement of the .0015% of columnists and "thought-leaders" on the right.

"Eww, he might actually WIN. Who wants that? Then we have to GOVERN and hold positions and stand by what we saaaiiiid."

All of this baby-boomer grousing about millenials is projection.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:55 AM (FfVIs)

179 RE: So, any MH EE/SW engineer morons care to weigh in?

It's mostly only bigger companies trying to import low-wage workers and it's generally pretty short-sighted. You get what you pay for.

Eventually they figure that out and have to re-hire competent engineers again, so it goes in cycles.

In the startup world small companies are always looking for good talent. (though proving you have that talent is hard)

Software jobs are mostly good and pay well but they're not generally safe or easy. Long hours, a lot of responsibility, constantly having to learn new technologies to keep up, companies come and go quickly, etc...

It's one of the few fields left where America really does dominate. And if marc andreessen is right it's only going to keep growing (http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111903480904576512250915629460).

I'd say if he likes sitting in front of a computer all day and writing code - go for it.

Posted by: Caleb at December 01, 2015 10:56 AM (UA552)

180 Serena Williams shd keep her clothes on, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 10:56 AM (iQIUe)

181 Rob Malley is rabidly anti Israel. And a clintonite to boot

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 10:56 AM (zOTsN)

182 Hey,The Blob is on!

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 10:56 AM (8HTq1)

183 Now it might have made sense if Pirelli were a pasta company. Have Ms. Schumer posing with a strategically placed bowl of linguini.

The Pirelli "Zaftig Women of Pasta" Colander

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (NeFrd)

184 >>Rob Malley is buddy buddy with Hamas and Iran. And that's who will decide our Isis strategy! So boned. Either it's full capitulation and or picking Team Shia. So fucked we are


That is REALLY bad news.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (NOIQH)

185 Part of what irritates me about SI is that I frankly don't need them reminding that it's a bad thing for 270 pound professional athletes to beat up women.
I know that. I agree with that. I don't need an idiot who writes for SI preach at me about that.
Is that wrong of me?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (4rzL1)

186 See what happens when there's no EPA?
________________________________________

132
Beijing (AFP) - Beijing ordered hundreds of factories to shut and
allowed children to skip school as choking smog reached over 25 times
safe levels on Tuesday, casting a cloud over China's participation in
Paris climate talks.A thick grey haze shrouded the capital with
concentrations of PM 2.5, harmful microscopic particles that penetrate
deep into the lungs, as high as 634 micrograms per cubic metre.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 01, 2015 10:44 AM (7v/r5)

Posted by: Pyrocles' Dad at Thanksgiving at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (fVOPU)

187 5 - naturalfake question about nephew going into SWEngg.

I assumed you meant U Texas (Austin). If so, there is a world famous Computer Engg program there. If that is what your nevvy wants and he wants to transfer in, he should be playing with micro controllers (Arduino, etc) and robots and *posting his instructions on how-to on YouTube*. Extra-curricular is good when trying to transfer. He has a little time over Christmas and summer vacay to get some cool stuff done.

Posted by: sinmi at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (YQdgG)

188 Breaking: U.S. Deploying Specialized Forces In Iraq Boots Optional

Weasel Zippers

???? WTF does that even mean?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (gf8BH)

189 I'd say if he likes sitting in front of a computer all day and writing code - go for it.
Posted by: Caleb at December 01, 2015 10:56 AM (UA552)

________

There's a lot more opportunity than just writing code. Product management, project management, etc. Yeah you have to put in a few years of coding to get there, but at the same time there are a lot of career paths that don't involve writing code for 40 years.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:58 AM (0LHZx)

190 ???? WTF does that even mean?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (gf8BH)

the soldiers may be wearing red high heels like the guys who did the slut walk a few years back.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (AkOaV)

191 Serena Williams shd keep her clothes on, too.


I'll assume you have no corners left on the Man Card to be clipped.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (1xUj/)

192 "???? WTF does that even mean?"



They're not "forces" forces.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (LA7Cm)

193 Too many late night work sessions, nose to the grindstone, supping on greasy hamburgers and watered-down margaritas, brainstorming ways to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.

Barry has got your back, folks. He's providing a future for your children, and your children's children!

Posted by: Fritz at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (UzPAd)

194 >>Breaking: U.S. Deploying Specialized Forces In Iraq Boots Optional

Check the twitter account. It's a fake Josh Earnest account.

I think they are pointing out that Obama lied through his teeth about no boots on the ground in Iraq.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (/tuJf)

195 Didn't Obama make the same " it doesn't happen in other countries" statement after another shooting?

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:00 AM (8HTq1)

196 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:58 AM (0LHZx)

re: coders

Everyone is outsourcing the "bitch work" to eastern europe & India where people work for 1/10th the price.

And they're trying to "in-source" some of that talent with h1b visas (which tie the person to the company that pays them below market wages in the US).

Risky field to get in to. No idea what the future holds.

But yes, will always be work for skilled / fast / accurate coders.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:00 AM (AkOaV)

197 195 Didn't Obama make the same " it doesn't happen in other countries" statement after another shooting?
Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:00 AM (8HTq1)

yes, after the oregon college one.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:00 AM (AkOaV)

198 It makes sense for Serena Williams because she's got an athletic bod; it's integral to her profession.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (NOIQH)


Tennis outfits are basically swimsuits, which are basically underwear...

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 11:00 AM (lIU4e)

199 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 10:45 AM (LA7Cm)

Wish it (refugeehadi) were my original, but I think it is a Malkin!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 11:01 AM (ftVQq)

200 It's fucking hilarious, Trump has the votes, he's only lacking the sage endorsement of the .0015% of columnists and "thought-leaders" on the right.

"Eww, he might actually WIN. Who wants that? Then we have to GOVERN and hold positions and stand by what we saaaiiiid."

All of this baby-boomer grousing about millenials is projection.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 01, 2015 10:55 AM (FfVIs)



Do not worry. The Democrat looked at the polls and realize that Trump is a threat to the Democrats too. The Dems are marshalling their people to take out Trump. The old biddies on the View are busy denigrating Trump as we speak.

Expect more of this on all the mass media shows.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:01 AM (Ltj2h)

201 the soldiers may be wearing red high heels like the guys who did the slut walk a few years back.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (AkOaV)


Crocs.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 11:01 AM (lIU4e)

202 ...drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

huh?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (AkOaV)

203 They Are eating FISH THAT SWIM IN THE STREETS!

Posted by: Sheppy the Clown at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (kXzR8)

204 Indian coders suck ass though. They are cheap for a reason. You save $1 today and have to pay $2 tomorrow to fix their shit. A lot of companies - though by no means all - are finally starting to get it.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (0LHZx)

205 >>Tennis outfits are basically swimsuits, which are basically underwear...


Yeah, and she gets creative w/her outfits, such as the time she donned nude-colored spanx, so that every time her skirt went up it looked like you were seeing her bum.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

206 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (gf8BH)

No boots, but rather Camo Crocs, with the thing that goes up!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (ftVQq)

207 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (0LHZx)

Yes, there is truth in that too.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:03 AM (AkOaV)

208
What the FBI can do with an NSL - National Security Letter - and a gag order. Your browser history, IP addresses, online purchases etc all up for grabs without a warrant

http://tinyurl.com/orotce3



Funny how that right to privacy that the Courts discovered in the Constitution doesn't actually seem to cover privacy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 11:03 AM (kdS6q)

209 ...drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

huh?


And just in time for the Christmas Holiday, too.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (LUgeY)

210 If anything on Drudge is siren worthy now, it's that Dem pols want the totally non-political and totally non-influenced by DC Federal Reserve to continue to manipulate interest rates to help Hillary! win.

Decaprio and bear rape... eh.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (AkOaV)

211 Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:01 AM (Ltj2h)

The DC Uniparty Establishment Cartel is circling the anti-Trump wagons.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (ftVQq)

212 They also have a pretty good deal on Hillary toilet paper on Amazon. Don't forget to start your search from the AOSHQ!
Posted by: goon
-------------------------------------------------------------
Well, they nixed the CBF, but at least they still allow this.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (E5UB0)

213 Remind me again who the fvck is Amy Schumer?

Amy Schumer = Meghan Mccain + "knock knock" jokes
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:52 AM (kdS6q)



Pretty much. Or you could say, looks like Megs Mccain, talks like Andrew Dice Clay, in that her "humor" consists of trying to shock people by talking about what dirty dirty whores women are, including herself.


Needless to say, she's not gotten the same reaction Clay got.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (Dj0WE)

214 drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?


****


Grisly!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (NeFrd)

215 There is really no such thing as SW engineering. It is a disservice to disciplines such as EE, where objective standards exist, where best practices are known and followed and where failures and errors lead to really bad consequences for everyone, to even consider thinking of software development in the same terms, at this stage of its maturity. People are attempting to bring the field under control, but that would require a much more mature industry. SW is such a moving target, and the changes are so rapid and disruptive, that it is difficult to suggest anyone try to get involved ... unless, unless, they love it. Then, it is the most rewarding and frustrating and mentally demanding thing that one will ever attempt. It is a continuing education process, forever.

Posted by: goon at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (gy5kE)

216 >>The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling

>>Not to be outdone DiCaprio rips open a horse and sleeps in its carcass

Sounds like good family fun!

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (/tuJf)

217 >>Indian coders suck ass though.

My company attempted to outsource product documentation. It went as well as you would expect it to.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (NOIQH)

218 Funny how that right to privacy that the Courts discovered in the Constitution doesn't actually seem to cover privacy.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 11:03 AM (kdS6q)

yeah, only abortions.

Scary stuff right there. Will, of course, be ignored by the MSM and the people.

If the Snowden disclosures didn't get people up in arms nothing will.

"Oh, they know I bought sugarlips undershirts on amazon. I have nothing to hide. Who cares?!?"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (AkOaV)

219 So I just had a Pakistani call center leave a message on my phone pretending to be the IRS and telling me to call 202-446-6041. The IRS is allegedly suing me


Except the IRS sends letters they don't call. Of course it's a scam

I called them back and told him he was a pig their and his God would condemn him to hell for being a dirty pig thief

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (zOTsN)

220 If there's a better theme song Trump could have picked, I can't think of it. Perfect F-U to both wings of the Uniparty. Nicely played, Donald.


We'll fight the powers that be just
Don't pick our destiny 'cause
You don't know us, you don't belong

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Oh you're so condescending
Your goal is never ending
We don't want nothin', not a thing from you
Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that's your best, your best won't do

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (r9tFS)

221 Ace did an old piece about Dennis Miller being raped by a bear.It's in the sidebar.

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (8HTq1)

222 An ex-colleague of mine has an IT consulting business that is fucking genius. On one end he hooks companies up with cheap Indian coders. He pays the Indians $10/hr and charges the American companies $50/hr. Then on the back end he hires American/Canadian/Brit coders at $100-125/hr and charges companies $175/hr. And those high end consultants, typically are there to fix the shit that the $10/hr Indians created.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (0LHZx)

223 "...drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

huh?"



*snort*


His new movie where he's a mountain-man. Although, never heard of bear rape before.

(Cue the bear doing the rapin')

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (LA7Cm)

224 Indian coders suck ass though. They are cheap for a reason. You save $1
today and have to pay $2 tomorrow to fix their shit. A lot of companies -
though by no means all - are finally starting to get it.


That's not entirely true. Sometimes you have to pay $3 to have the contractor fix it. The one who was your employee 6 months ago, but you let him go because he was "too expensive" at $1.50.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (YEelc)

225
It makes sense for Serena Williams because she's got an athletic bod; it's integral to her profession.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (NOIQH)


Both of the Williams sisters are much too muscular for me. I prefer my women a great deal more soft and yielding.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2015 11:07 AM (X6fMO)

226 @96 - Thanks for the Dalrymple quote .... last night I was mistakenly ascribing that thought to Vaclav Havel re the Pirelli calendar thing. Oops.

Still true, and you can see that technique being used hundreds of times a day, everywhere. Seems to be working working really well, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 11:07 AM (+jyzN)

227 202 ...drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

huh?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:02 AM (AkOaV)

Click whores gonna click whore. Although Drudge's sense of ironic layout is unsurpassed.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at December 01, 2015 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

228 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (0LHZx)

in some ways, coding is still the "wild west."

It still seems like voodoo to the older generations, so they have no idea what it involves.

When you pull back the curtain, its, eh... less exciting then you'd think.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (AkOaV)

229 Hmmm, answers the age old question.



A bear does diCrapio in the woods.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (NeFrd)

230 Okay,not rape,it's apparently consensual.

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (8HTq1)

231 Indian coders suck ass though. They are cheap for a reason. You save $1 today and have to pay $2 tomorrow to fix their shit.


Truth. I've seen this first-hand.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (ppaKI)

232 #219 I called them back and told him he was a pig their and his God would condemn him to hell for being a dirty pig thief

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (r9tFS)

233 His new movie where he's a mountain-man. Although, never heard of bear rape before.

(Cue the bear doing the rapin')


You don't come here for the camping, do you?

Posted by: A Horney Bear at December 01, 2015 11:09 AM (LUgeY)

234 DiCaprio wasn't there for the hunting, was he?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:09 AM (r9tFS)

235 His new movie where he's a mountain-man. Although, never heard of bear rape before.

(Cue the bear doing the rapin')
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (LA7Cm)



I beg your pardon, does this mean you are unfamiliar with one of the central text of Horde lore?


http://bit.ly/1Til8uZ

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 01, 2015 11:09 AM (mf5HN)

236 Both of the Williams sisters are much too muscular for me. I prefer my women a great deal more soft and yielding.




Agreed. When the lights go out, I don't want to feel that many muscles.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 11:09 AM (+ZSW1)

237 I'm sure the aggrieved crow thing made sense when I socked it and forgot to unsock.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 10:13 AM


Meh...who's counting?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 01, 2015 11:10 AM (pLwjI)

238 225:"Both of the Williams sisters are much too muscular for me. I prefer my women a great deal more soft and yielding."

I take it the scene of DiCaprio getting raped by a bear has left its mark?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:10 AM (UPYPp)

239 Somebody's doing the raping!

Posted by: Leo DeCrapio at December 01, 2015 11:10 AM (FkBIv)

240 I just saw this gem from President Hollande at Climate Change Hoax Coordination Meeting going on Paris:

"The world, and in particular the developed world, owes the African continent an environmental debt"

That
one statement contains so much lefty BS one could write a small book tearing it up. Africa, if anything, owes the developed world a huge
debt for continually bailing it out of it's own man-made disasters. I really have no pity left for what goes on there anymore but now our govt. will force me to be generous for my imaginary environmental crimes.

I often why we saved West Europe from the Soviets. The former captive states of East Europe are much more reality based in their outlook. France deserves what it is doing to itself with mass Muslim immigration.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 01, 2015 11:10 AM (1BQGO)

241 This brings to mind a quote from Shakespeare. Something about sound and fury.

-
I have lately become infatuated with Chet and Bernie mysteries narrated by Chet the dog. They usually have puns for titles. I'm currently reading The Sound and the Furry.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 01, 2015 11:11 AM (fFIVI)

242 That's not entirely true. Sometimes you have to pay $3 to have the contractor fix it. The one who was your employee 6 months ago, but you let him go because he was "too expensive" at $1.50.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 01, 2015 11:06 AM (YEelc)

________

Heh. Yep. Funny story...my dad's company offered their more seasoned (read old geezers) a buyout package, to make room for cheaper (mainly foreign) workers. The offer was so great that pretty much everyone said fuck yea, give me the money and walked out the door.

Fast forward 6 months, the company is in complete shambles and my dad along with a lot of his ex-co workers were hired back as consultants at the equivalent of 250% of their old salaries. And they stayed on for about 2 years making 250% of their old salaries on top of the 6 figure buyouts they got.

Corporate incompetence at its finest.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:11 AM (0LHZx)

243 239
Somebody's doing the raping!



Posted by: Leo DeCrapio at December 01, 2015 11:10 AM (FkBIv)

some "bear" is doing the raping

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 01, 2015 11:11 AM (0O7c5)

244 I had to use a strap on.

Posted by: Winnie the Pooh at December 01, 2015 11:12 AM (E5UB0)

245 It's so assuring having the President of the United States badmouthing all of us while he's in a foreign country. What a class act Obama is. January 2017 can't come fast enough, especially when President-elect Ted Cruz refuses to pardon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after her conviction on federal espionage charges. Cruz may contemplate reducing her 60 year sentence in half for humanitarian reasons stating "I (Cruz) do feel sorry for the federal corrections personnel who will have to put up with Hillary for that amount of time".

Posted by: dufuss at December 01, 2015 11:12 AM (iusVd)

246 Very restful picture. Thanks, rd. I hadn't heard of that artist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 11:12 AM (No/ki)

247 "http://bit.ly/1Til8uZ "


I guess not. 2004 was before my time. Funny though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 01, 2015 11:12 AM (LA7Cm)

248
one of Roger Moore's better Bond movies.

Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 10:50 AM (T3Tpd)








These words you're using......they confuse and frighten me.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 11:12 AM (gwpf+)

249 Hmmm, answers the age old question.



A bear does diCrapio in the woods.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (NeFrd)


**Groan**


I saw the previews for this the other day, just assumed it was a remake of Jeremiah Johnson.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:12 AM (Dj0WE)

250 As revenge, DiCaprio should send in Charlie Sheen to give the bear AIDS.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 11:13 AM (E5UB0)

251 250: "As revenge, DiCaprio should send in Charlie Sheen to give the bear AIDS."

Bear BJs? Now that is hard core.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:14 AM (UPYPp)

252 one of Roger Moore's better Bond movies.

Posted by: Colin
--------------------------------------------
Mo' Better Bond

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (E5UB0)

253 drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

****


Bi-polar?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (NeFrd)

254 Dang, why did I waste so much time courting those grizzlies?

Didn't know I had to look like Leo to score...

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (NOIQH)

255 naturalfake, what Caleb 179 said.
I have been in the industry for 35 years.
It's a good gig.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (l2Gqi)

256 True story about a hunter mauled by a bear and left for dead.I've seen the episode of Death Valley Days about it.Also Richard Harris in Man in the Wilderness is the same story.

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (8HTq1)

257 >>Indian coders suck ass though.

My company attempted to outsource product documentation. It went as well as you would expect it to.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:05 AM (NOIQH)



It is not just foreign outsourcing. Our management hired "experienced" and "expert" US Engineering companies to do project management and design for a major plant expansion. We were assigned a couple of drunken project managers and a slew of graduated last week engineers to do the project. Overbudget, late, and disfunctional are the best descriptors.

Half the mangement was fired. The other half was promoted.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (Ltj2h)

258 drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

****


Bi-polar?




**Golf clap**

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (+ZSW1)

259
An ex-colleague of mine has an IT consulting business that is fucking genius.







After reading about his sleight-of-hand with his labor force, by "fucking genius" I'm assuming you mean, "fucking fraudulent".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (gwpf+)

260 Happy family!

Posted by: I am Groot at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (FYcq9)

261 118 Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was revealed on Tuesday to have made shocking statements two weeks ago, when he said that the murder of dozens of Israelis and the wounding of hundreds others is part of a "peaceful uprising." Fredo and Kerry agree
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 10:41 AM (gf8BH) Fredo and Kerry are so smart they probably believe Dachau in the early 1940s was a spiffy little spa outside of Munich.

Posted by: Joey Biden at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (22uju)

262 The hunters name was Hugh Glass and one of the men left behind to wait for him to die was the famous mountain man Jim Bridger.

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (8HTq1)

263 in some ways, coding is still the "wild west."

It still seems like voodoo to the older generations, so they have no idea what it involves.

When you pull back the curtain, its, eh... less exciting then you'd think.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:08 AM (AkOaV)

_________

That's the troof.

And the wild west is what makes it a good money maker potentially. If you're only 1 of 100 people on earth who knows some obscure language, you'll get top dollar for it.

On the other hand if you're' a C++ coder, there are 28 billion others who know it as well. And that's where the H1Bs dominate, in the routine stuff.

The problem is that the obscure language that's making you big bucks today will be gone next year. On the other hand there is always a C++ job somewhere. So there's that balance you have to walk all the time.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

264 Off Joey Biden sock.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at December 01, 2015 11:17 AM (22uju)

265 >>>The best thing about him is his fearlessness about saying what he and many others are thinking. I would rather he be tactful and smart like cruz, instead of this blowhard/salesman type. But maybe that was needed to break through the media? I don't know.
Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM (lIU4e)
---
My thoughts as well. Trump is not the candidate who best represents my views, but I adore him for what he is doing to the lying MSM, the PC enforcers, and the spineless establishment GOPs. Cruz has always been courageous about fighting corruption, but until Trump broke the MSM force shield, Cruz's admirable attributes were ignored or misrepresented ("he's crazy/mean").

Posted by: Emmie at December 01, 2015 11:17 AM (xHPCo)

266
Lonely Bear Sucks Own Dick

https://goo.gl/O1nsU2

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 11:17 AM (iQIUe)

267 After reading about his sleight-of-hand with his labor force, by "fucking genius" I'm assuming you mean, "fucking fraudulent".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (gwpf+)

_________

Why is is fraudulent? He gives his clients what they want. They want cheap labor? They get cheap labor. And as anyone over the age of 10 should know, you buy cheap you get cheap.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:18 AM (0LHZx)

268 I beg your pardon, does this mean you are unfamiliar with one of the central text of Horde lore?


http://bit.ly/1Til8uZ


Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 01, 2015 11:09 AM


O_o

How, in the name of all that is Moronic, did I ever miss that?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 01, 2015 11:18 AM (pLwjI)

269 Even weirder, the Drudge article says it was a female bear?

Grizzly Strap-On Secks.

It's all the rage.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:18 AM (r9tFS)

270
Grizzly Bear Penis

disappointingly small...

https://goo.gl/rBTKqt

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 11:18 AM (iQIUe)

271 I'll assume you have no corners left on the Man Card to be clipped.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (1xUj/)


I saw the Serena Williams photo. She makes Grace Jones look hawt.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 11:19 AM (7MWCL)

272 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Glass

Posted by: Steevy at December 01, 2015 11:19 AM (8HTq1)

273 "The world, and in particular the developed world, owes the African continent an environmental debt"

That does not compute.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 01, 2015 11:19 AM (FkBIv)

274 Niccolo speaks about the Trump Establishment Conflict:



"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones."


~Niccolo Machiavelli

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 11:19 AM (ftVQq)

275 >>Our management hired "experienced" and "expert" US Engineering companies to do project management and design for a major plant expansion.

Ugh, I had that happen at a previous company. They hired "consultants" from a big-name consulting co., gave all the prime projects to them instead of their experienced staff (was told upper management wanted this), and then we experienced staff had to train these 'fresh out of college' consultants and hand-hold them through the projects. It was such a crock.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:19 AM (NOIQH)

276 We've been to three movies recently ahead of which was playing the trailer for "The Revenant."

At first seeing this word, I gave it a quick lookup online, and stopped after reading it meant "someone who returns after a long time away."

But then I looked it up again and saw the spooky definition, and read the references from the middle ages.

Wow.

So I downloaded the sample for free of the novel, and read it last night.

Shit! Mass shootings! And in Missouri!

The film will probably be awful, but the name sure is good.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (U6f54)

277 So I looked out the window and what do I see?
Snowflakes falling, as pretty as can be.

I bring up the weather channel and what does it say?
Rain mixed with snow falling all day.

Rain mixed with snow, that will make ice
and ice will make driving really really nice.

[expletive deleted] are the words that I said.
So [more expletive deleted] I'm going back to bed.

Posted by: Woolford Spaulings at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (PLZH5)

278 They key to making money in IT is not to work for the man. Either work for a start up, a consulting company or work for yourself as a freelancer going to the top bidder for your services.

The worst thing you can do is work for GE or some behemoth like that in IT. You'll never be on the cutting edge and you'll drown in a world of bureaucracy.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (0LHZx)

279 The problem is that the obscure language that's making you big bucks today will be gone next year. On the other hand there is always a C++ job somewhere. So there's that balance you have to walk all the time.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

Yeah. I have a buddy who works on AS400. All contract work, but he makes a killing.

Mainly because no one even knows what AS400 is anymore but a lot of big corps are stuck on it and need to make it play nice with all of their modern software.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (AkOaV)

280 Admittedly, casting Richard Harris in that role was just about as funny as Leonardo.

Dude, Golden Gun? James Bond in a Rambler? "Superfluous papillae"?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (xq1UY)

281 How, in the name of all that is Moronic, did I ever miss that?

Me too.

Oh wait, I was busy with that DiCaprio dude.

Nevermind.

Posted by: A Horny Bear at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (LUgeY)

282 263: "The problem is that the obscure language that's making you big bucks today will be gone next year."

They live on in the Govt. Legacy systems that haven't been updated since Pascal or original Cobol.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (UPYPp)

283 Co-worker just asked if I wanted some of her "fish crackers". She meant those Goldfish crackers.

I said "Fish cracker? Wasn't that Black Vulcan's secret name for Aquaman?"

She's perplexed. Chicks just don't get Super Friends humor.





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:21 AM (r9tFS)

284 I just can't quit you.

Posted by: Broke-Colon Mountain at December 01, 2015 11:21 AM (zxnPQ)

285 177 Friendly reminder to the supposed conservative Trump haters...

You sound exactly like HuffPo, MSNBC, Kos.

That is all.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (0LHZx)

Yes the 'hate' couldn't possibly be for any valid reason. Like his support for Kelo or his declaration that he identifies more as a Democrat than a Republican or that the economy does better under Democrats or that he supports Universal Healthcare or that as recent as 2012 he called an immigration plan malicious that he now pretends to be an advocate for or that he's just a preening exaggerating jackass in general.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 11:21 AM (+Q9b4)

286 Ugh, I had that happen at a previous company. They hired "consultants" from a big-name consulting co., gave all the prime projects to them instead of their experienced staff (was told upper management wanted this), and then we experienced staff had to train these 'fresh out of college' consultants and hand-hold them through the projects. It was such a crock.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:19 AM (NOIQH)

_________

HA! If I were a CIO I'd fire anyone who uttered any of the following words:

Accenture
Deloitte
KPMG

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:21 AM (0LHZx)

287 The worst thing you can do is work for GE or some behemoth like that in IT. You'll never be on the cutting edge and you'll drown in a world of bureaucracy.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:20 AM (0LHZx)

well that depends, too. A friend of mine worked for a big company, got certified and trained up on Sharepoint administration and now works for a consulting shop making good money migrating other companies over.

And his old job paid for the education and on the job training. So if you're lucky enough to make that work, its worth it.

But yes, more often you get stuck languishing in break/fix world and big corporations are usually not on the cutting edge when it comes to new software and training their employees with new, marketable skills.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:22 AM (AkOaV)

288 285 177 Friendly reminder to the supposed conservative Trump haters...

You sound exactly like HuffPo, MSNBC, Kos.

That is all.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:54 AM (0LHZx)

Yes the 'hate' couldn't possibly be for any valid reason. Like his support for Kelo or his declaration that he identifies more as a Democrat than a Republican or that the economy does better under Democrats or that he supports Universal Healthcare or that as recent as 2012 he called an immigration plan malicious that he now pretends to be an advocate for or that he's just a preening exaggerating jackass in general.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 11:21 AM (+Q9b4)

__________

Whatever dude. The rhetoric against Trump is exactly the same as the rhetoric by the left, ie everyone who likes Trump is a dumb cousin fucking racist hick.

When you talk about Trump you sound like Rachel Maddow.

Live with it.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:23 AM (0LHZx)

289 >>Posted by: Emmie at December 01, 2015 11:17 AM (xHPCo)

I completely agree.
Trump is not only moving the 'Overton window' far to the right, he's drawing a lot of fire that would otherwise be directed at other candidates.
Until Trump arrived, Jeb was "inevitable".

I see Trump as a change agent, and not the eventual candidate. At least that's what I hope happens...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:23 AM (NOIQH)

290
one of Roger Moore's better Bond movies.

It's OK. For my money, the best Moore is The Spy Who Loved Me. But for purely luscious eye candy, no one beats Jane Seymour in Live And Let Die:

http://goo.gl/VbJrrX

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2015 11:23 AM (X6fMO)

291 The Chet & Bernie stories are some of my favorites lately. He needs to write more of them.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 11:23 AM (+jyzN)

292 Breaking: U.S. Deploying Specialized Forces In Iraq Boots Optional

Check the twitter account. It's a fake Josh Earnest account.

I think they are pointing out that Obama lied through his teeth about no boots on the ground in Iraq.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 10:59 AM (/tuJf)


Oh OK thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 11:23 AM (gf8BH)

293 FRESNO, Calif. --
Authorities say a suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney
of a Central California home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a
fire in the fireplace.

Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (T3Tpd)

294 The way I see it, if this country is to survive we need some son of a bitches on our side that might actually fight and implement an agenda that will actually put America and Americans need front and center.


Trump/Cruz is the most compelling ticket I can come up with.

In fact there is literally no historical president for that strong a ticket on the Republican side.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (WVvzl)

295 >>The worst thing you can do is work for GE or some behemoth like that in IT. You'll never be on the cutting edge and you'll drown in a world of bureaucracy.

That doesn't just apply to software coding. It's pretty much true for all jobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (/tuJf)

296
Didnt George Washing-ton rape a bear?? Seems like turn about is fair play.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (iQIUe)

297 drudge is running a siren about dicaprio being raped by a bear in a movie?

#BlackBearsMatter

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (9krrF)

298
The way you've presented it, sounds to me like he's intentionally hiring shitty, cheap coders to purposefully turn the customer's databases into an unholy goat fuck so that he can charge the customer again to unfuck it.

It's nothing more than a variation of the Ransomware scam.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 11:26 AM (gwpf+)

299 No Comment.

Posted by: Yogi Bear with his gimp Boo-Boo at December 01, 2015 11:26 AM (ppaKI)

300 Lonely Bear Sucks Own Dick


Because he can.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 11:26 AM (1xUj/)

301 #289 I see Trump as a change agent, and not the eventual candidate. At least that's what I hope happens...


At the very least, the GOPe should (but won't) learn some very valuable lessons from Trump's campaign.

Lesson #1 - Stop. The. Damn. Apologizing.

The media is so used to forcing an apology from any Repub who says what they believe, and the GOPe is always so happy to give it to them.

That's why Trump gives the MFM the vapors. They keep going back to that playbook because it always works. Except with Trump, it doesn't.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:27 AM (r9tFS)

302 FRESNO, Calif. --
Authorities say a suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney
of a Central California home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a
fire in the fireplace.
Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (T3Tpd)


Wouldn't the homeowner have KNOWINGLY lit the fire, but unknowingly lit the burglar?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:27 AM (Dj0WE)

303 Pretty much. Or you could say, looks like Megs
Mccain, talks like Andrew Dice Clay, in that her "humor" consists of
trying to shock people by talking about what dirty dirty whores women
are, including herself.





Needless to say, she's not gotten the same reaction Clay got.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (Dj0WE)


She has nowhere near the boobage that Meggie Mac has got.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 11:27 AM (7MWCL)

304 The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling.


"He is raped -- twice!"


Is this a real article???

Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:28 AM (T3Tpd)

305 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:21 AM (0LHZx)

I started referring to one company we dealt with as Bungle and Run at the bar after a conference meeting. Everyone had their own B and R (I want my Ampersands Dammit!) horror story. Do you know how many engineering firms have the initials B and R? At least 3.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:28 AM (Ltj2h)

306 302:"Wouldn't the homeowner have KNOWINGLY lit the fire, but unknowingly lit the burglar??

That's certainly the story I would tell the police.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:28 AM (UPYPp)

307 The way you've presented it, sounds to me like he's intentionally hiring shitty, cheap coders to purposefully turn the customer's databases into an unholy goat fuck so that he can charge the customer again to unfuck it.

It's nothing more than a variation of the Ransomware scam.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 11:26 AM (gwpf+)

________

Oh no, that's not what I meant. He's not doing it as a scam. He just hires people as they're needed. It just so happens the expensive consultants fix the shit that cheap ones built. But it's not a conspiracy or anything.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (0LHZx)

308 Authorities say a suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney
of a Central California home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a
fire in the fireplace.
Posted by: Colin
-----------------------------------------------------------
Tsarnaev wants a new trial. I'm kind of at the point where I feel nothing but relief every time I hear that a criminal died instead of being brought to trial. The system is skewed in their favor.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (E5UB0)

309 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:23 AM (0LHZx)

Yeah never any real response to the items I posted except for quit being a hater. Just like the Left.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (+Q9b4)

310 Train bomb in Instanbul.

Posted by: Emmie at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (xHPCo)

311 Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:28 AM (T3Tpd)

This is one case where I'm gonna violate the Moron creed and say "No pics, and I'll stipulate that it happened!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (ftVQq)

312 Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (T3Tpd)

I saw that story the other day. People are dumb.

Humans cannot fit down a chimney flue despite what their parents may have told them about Santa Claus.

In fact, I'm surprised the guy was able to get enough of his body in the chimney to get stuck.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (AkOaV)

313 Pretty much. Or you could say, looks like Megs
Mccain, talks like Andrew Dice Clay, in that her "humor" consists of
trying to shock people by talking about what dirty dirty whores women
are, including herself.


Needless to say, she's not gotten the same reaction Clay got.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:04 AM (Dj0WE)


She has nowhere near the boobage that Meggie Mac has got.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 11:27 AM (7MWCL)


Good lord, I cannot possibly imagine I should care how much chest fat either of these girls have.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (Dj0WE)

314
Until Trump arrived, Jeb was "inevitable".

Yes, the severely conservative Jeb, whose proudest moment consists of giving Scankles an award for her "public service" and whose immigration plan, such as it is, derives from the fact that he got a boner from some sloe-eyed Mexican when he was a teenager.

Teh Donald may not be my piece of cake, but I am loving the screeches from the GOPe bitches who bray about "party unity" when it's their Establishment hack set up to be the Dems' tomato can, but who threaten to leave the party or the country if Trump gets anywhere near the White House.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (X6fMO)

315 The way you've presented it, sounds to me like he's intentionally hiring shitty, cheap coders to purposefully turn the customer's databases into an unholy goat fuck so that he can charge the customer again to unfuck it.

Actually I'm going to side with MMM on this one--it's freaking brilliant. He knows the idiots will do it to themselves anyway, so he gets in on both ends of the action.

Proving once again the truth of what my pater familias always said--the real money's in management.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (9krrF)

316 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34978232?ns_source =twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_linkname=news_central

Remove space by equal sign

Posted by: Emmie at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (xHPCo)

317 Train explosion in Istanbul. Mayor says its a bomb. Could be Kurds

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (zOTsN)

318 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (0LHZx)

Says the guy who proudly posts about how he scams the system . You are the biggest loser.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (+Q9b4)

319 Didnt George Washing-ton rape a bear?? Seems like turn about is fair play.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


Dan'l Boone raped a bar in a tree, I seem to remember.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (FkBIv)

320 >>Lesson #1 - Stop. The. Damn. Apologizing.

Yup!!!

Lesson #2 In negotiate, ask for X what you want so that the "compromise" ends up being what you really wanted. ally think this is why Trump says so many "outrageous" things - he setting the debate to the far right so that whatever eventually happens will not be straight out of the Lefty wish list.

You don't start negotiations by saying things like "impeachment is off the table" or "we will not have another government shutdown".

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

321 Leo forgot the safe word.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (GdFQh)

322 First?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (nkEss)

323 Wouldn't the homeowner have KNOWINGLY lit the fire, but unknowingly lit the burglar?
Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:27 AM (Dj0WE)




That's for the jury to decide.

Posted by: Lionel Hutz at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (vgIRn)

324 Russia has expanded its military operations in Syria to include a second airbase as well as other posts, according to a U.S. official briefed on the latest intelligence from the region even as President Obama expresses muted optimism that Russian President Vladimir Putin eventually will shift his strategy and work with the West.

Moscows presence has grown to a total of four forward operating bases, including recently added bases in Hama and Tiyas. But the most concerning to the Pentagon is the second airbase in Shayrat which can support fixed wing aircraft, greatly expanding Russias capability for airstrikes, which began on Sept. 30.

And Fredo essentially invited them in and held the door for them.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (gf8BH)

325 Hey! No Don't start a fire!

Help! HEy HEY I'm up here, stuck in the chimney.

AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGhhhhh it burns it burns.

NO fire no fire help help

Call 911 help, I'm stuck help call 911 help!


homeowner lighting fire in fireplace : "Marge did you leave the TV on again?

Posted by: Bungling Burglar Stuck ina Chimney at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (PLZH5)

326 317 Train explosion in Istanbul. Mayor says its a bomb. Could be Kurds
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (zOTsN)

Well that would be... inconvenient.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (AkOaV)

327 317 Train explosion in Istanbul. Mayor says its a bomb. Could be Kurds
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (zOTsN

Let's hope the bad guys were the target.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (yddCj)

328 H1Bs are the drones of the world. They don't replace the top talent.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:18 AM (0LHZx)

Top talent usually starts at the bottom. You can't get there if the bottom rungs are cut off.

Posted by: WOPR at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (LTDSy)

329
Lonely Bear Sucks Own Dick



"But Yogi, the Ranger's not going to like this."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (kdS6q)

330 Turkey just murdered leading Kurdish civil rights lawyer. My money is the Kurds, PKK

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (zOTsN)

331 Posted by: Bungling Burglar Stuck ina Chimney at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (PLZH5)

I'm sure it was the smoke inhalation that got him. I'm surprised they got a draft on the fire with a person blocking the flue.

This whole story seems weird to me.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (AkOaV)

332 300 Lonely Bear Sucks Own Dick

________________________________

Hey now. . .

Posted by: Jay Cutler at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (KCQo0)

333 317:"Train explosion in Istanbul. Mayor says its a bomb. Could be Kurds"

My sister-in-law works in Dubai. They found (and disarmed) two bombs. One in the big mall, and another in a train station.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (UPYPp)

334 It's always amazing how CIOs will gladly pay $200/hr for the services of a 23 year old Accenture "consultant" fresh out of college.

And it's a double scam. The 23 year old has no fucking clue what he's doing, plus he's expected to work 60 hours a week doing nothing, all billable of course.

Then again chances are the CIO went to college with an Accenture senior manager who just happens to be managing their project. The old boys network baby!!

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (0LHZx)

335 Will anyone see this bear movie? They'd need a sympathetic actor for it to work. DiCaprio is loathsome, and so are any of the other A-listers who might do this. I'd like to see Jeb get assaulted by a bear, in real life.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (E5UB0)

336 -
304 The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling.


"He is raped -- twice!"


Is this a real article???

Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:28 AM
----------------------------

I know. The article kinda sounds like Drudge got hacked by some giggling 12 year olds.

Posted by: irright at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (zxnPQ)

337 "You don't start negotiations by saying things like "impeachment is off the table" or "we will not have another government shutdown".

Exactly. This is how we lose to an idiot who says things like "don't call my bluff".

Posted by: Lauren at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (Kqit+)

338 H1Bs are the drones of the world. They don't replace the top talent.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 10:18 AM (0LHZx)

Oh and average talent can just go on welfare because this country is only for top talent and serf labor.

Posted by: WOPR at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (LTDSy)

339 Trump is not a conservative.

If I had to categorize him I'd say he's a Democrat Nationalist/America Firster.

Always has been...

http://tinyurl.com/nnd7t8n

Which I will take right about now after the one worlder goofs we've had as President starting with papa Bush.

So when he says he's going to build that fucking wall I actually believe him.

When hes says he's going to bomb the shit out of ISIS I believe him.

When he says he's going to try redo all of the disastreous trade deals et al, I believe him.


Quite literally, all of the other GOP candidates, excepting Carson,Fiorina and Cruz, are lying mendacious POS who have literally done nothing positive or constructive.


Posted by: Kreplach at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (WVvzl)

340 So did the grizzly that ate Timothy Treadwell have carnal knowledge of him first?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (4rzL1)

341 Let's hope the bad guys were the target.

...it's Turkey.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (9krrF)

342 "Could be Kurds"

Or could be all those nice ISIS boys that have been flooding over.

Posted by: Lauren at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (Kqit+)

343 You know what this means: Total protonic reversal.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (GdFQh)

344 Or if not Kurds an expansion of the al Qaeda/Isis struggle for power

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (zOTsN)

345 Top talent usually starts at the bottom. You can't get there if the bottom rungs are cut off.
Posted by: WOPR at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (LTDSy)

________

Not so in IT. The top talent starts off pretty high up. Stanford CS grads start out making $100K a year straight out of school.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (0LHZx)

346 So obama goes to Paris, scene of a horrendous mass shooting, and says other Countries don't have mass shootings like the US? Someone grab the straight jacket....

Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:35 AM (/dSsq)

347 Or could be all those nice ISIS boys that have been flooding over.
Posted by: Lauren at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (Kqit+)

Seems less likely. Turkey is their only semi-ally.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:35 AM (AkOaV)

348 I understand Obama likes bears. Just not polar bears.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 01, 2015 11:35 AM (fFIVI)

349 318 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:29 AM (0LHZx)

Says the guy who proudly posts about how he scams the system . You are the biggest loser.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (+Q9b4)

__________

You mad bruh?

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (0LHZx)

350 Some days, you get the bear.

Some days, the bear gets you.

Leo, Leo, Leo, guess what day it is?

Posted by: A Horny Bear at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (LUgeY)

351 346 So obama goes to Paris, scene of a horrendous mass shooting, and says other Countries don't have mass shootings like the US? Someone grab the straight jacket....
Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:35 AM (/dSsq)

Is it possible Obama is, in fact, actually mentally ill? Some of the stuff he says certainly appears delusional.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (4rzL1)

352 >>Lesson #1 - Stop. The. Damn. Apologizing.

Yup!!!

Lesson #2 In negotiate, ask for X what you want so that the "compromise" ends up being what you really wanted. ally think this is why Trump says so many "outrageous" things - he setting the debate to the far right so that whatever eventually happens will not be straight out of the Lefty wish list.

You don't start negotiations by saying things like "impeachment is off the table" or "we will not have another government shutdown".

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (NOIQH)



You do if you do not want to win. The GOPe does not want to win. They just want to keep on collecting their $$$ and not rock the boat.

Trump wants to win.

The GOPe does not want that, because they will have to change or leave.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (Ltj2h)

353 But ISIS is working over time to get those 80 banners arrayed against them.

They're at what -- 60?

But big Mo says the big battle at Dabiq will not happen until there are 80 banners (flags) arrayed against the mujaheddin.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (AkOaV)

354 Lesson #1 - Stop. The. Damn. Apologizing.

Lesson #2 In negotiate, ask for X what you want so that the "compromise" ends up being what you really wanted.


Nobody seems to be getting this with Trump. They're either freaking out that such a person could possibly be allowed into the clubhouse, or yelling that he's said the opposite in the past. OK, so what? The GOP is missing the point: he's succeeding where you're failing, learn why so you can stop failing instead of just getting the vapors with outraged indignation.

Watching how people just will not learn from his example is just frustrating and shows exactly why they call it the stupid party.

I'll say it again: the presidential election has turned into a reality show competition. Trump is the guy who games the rules and system really well and connects with the audience so he's a favorite. The Democrats are the guys that the network wants to win and favor, so they get the best camera angles, best reaction shots, the best quotes during the little interview sections between segments, etc.

All the guys that should have won were voted off the island in the first week.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (39g3+)

355 Authorities say a suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney

of a Central California home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a

fire in the fireplace.


Posted by: Colin at December 01, 2015 11:24 AM (T3Tpd)


That bids well to be the feel-good story of the day.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 11:37 AM (7MWCL)

356 No one claimed responsibility for the previous bombings in Ankara the capital. That is very unlike Isis. They like to claim credit. Why would Isis attack turkey? Turkey has been very helpful to Isis

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:37 AM (zOTsN)

357 Hmph. Shouldn't have read the content first.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at December 01, 2015 11:37 AM (nkEss)

358 332 300 Lonely Bear Sucks Own Dick

________________________________

Hey now. . .
Posted by: Jay Cutler at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (KCQo0

Does paper towel clean up spewed coffee on the monitor?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 01, 2015 11:37 AM (yddCj)

359 Reuters reporting a possible electrical transformer explosion as the cause.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 01, 2015 11:37 AM (KCQo0)

360 Back again.

That sure is a gray picture for what is (here) a bright and sunny morning! I've had enough gray from the last weeks rains and overcast, thanks.

Here's something I was listening to yesterday and thinking how grateful I was to have heard it in my youth. Kept me from being swept even further into leftish "permissiveness" than I was.

Alas, as has been said of 1984 and Brave New World, the Regressives probably took as instructional what was (presumably) intended as cautionary.

Loving Spoonful - Younger Generation
https://youtu.be/Y9Ic_9ehFxU

Posted by: mindful webworker - artfully at December 01, 2015 11:37 AM (REkPr)

361 How, in the name of all that is Moronic, did I ever miss that?


New to me, too.

Gah! How dare those furry Ewok balls have been brilliant before I found this place?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 01, 2015 11:38 AM (1xUj/)

362 Quite literally, all of the other GOP candidates, excepting Carson,Fiorina and Cruz, are lying mendacious POS who have literally done nothing positive or constructive.


Posted by: Kreplach at December 01, 2015 11:33 AM (WVvzl)


This. A thousand times this.

If the Enlightenment West crumbles into a patchwork of bandit states, strongmen, and foreign colonists, it won't matter much who the most "conservative" candidate is.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 11:38 AM (9krrF)

363 But big Mo says the big battle at Dabiq will not happen until there are 80 banners (flags) arrayed against the mujaheddin.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


If we bring the Guard guys in support is that +50?

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 11:38 AM (fBkaR)

364 >>And it's a double scam. The 23 year old has no fucking clue what he's doing, plus he's expected to work 60 hours a week doing nothing, all billable of course.

Don't forget the man-hours of your staff to get them up to speed and the contract requirements for hiring an Accenture supervisor for every X consultants you have on the project.

And then the hours you'll have to pay them to answer questions about what they've done so that your staff can take over whatever they've developed after they leave.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

365 So when is Rolling Stone going to be doing a story about a bear rape epidemic?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 11:39 AM (4rzL1)

366 Turkey just murdered leading Kurdish civil rights lawyer. My money is the Kurds, PKK
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:32 AM (zOTsN)


Yeah me to

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 11:39 AM (gf8BH)

367 The GOPe does not want that, because they will have to change or leave.



Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (Ltj2h)

Better an easy ride on a known corrupt system than having to adapt to a new way of doing business!

Posted by: Niccolo Machiavelli at December 01, 2015 11:39 AM (ftVQq)

368 That DiCaprio bear movie sounds real Grizzly....

Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:40 AM (/dSsq)

369 Or could be all those nice ISIS boys that have been flooding over.

Posted by: Lauren at December 01, 2015 11:34 AM (Kqit+)


Premature Explodiation? The last two turkish bombings were ISIS targeting the Kurds at political rallies. ISIS does not seem to want to piss off Turkey.

May be because Vlad is right, and ISIS and the Turks are making big $$ off the ISIS oil trade?

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:40 AM (Ltj2h)

370 Don't forget the man-hours of your staff to get them up to speed and the contract requirements for hiring an Accenture supervisor for every X consultants you have on the project.

And then the hours you'll have to pay them to answer questions about what they've done so that your staff can take over whatever they've developed after they leave.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

___________

It is a beautiful scam, isn't it? Not that I'm complaining too much. I've been consulting for many years. Although I have never lowered myself to Accenture or any of the other Big 4. I was tempted once, I was made a very nice offer, but I knew I'd hate every minute of it and walked away.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:40 AM (0LHZx)

371 Reuters reporting a possible electrical transformer explosion as the cause.




With the help of Semtex.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 11:40 AM (+ZSW1)

372 Train explodes in Constantinople?

No the train's in Instanbul....

Why'd the Instanbul train get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 01, 2015 11:41 AM (Dj0WE)

373 Turkey just downed a Russian plane to protect Isis.

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:41 AM (zOTsN)

374 I just watched the press conference Trump held after his meeting with the black pastors. He is going to win in a landslide if he gets the nomination. All the black pastors kept nodding at everything Trump said especially when he said there was a lot of love in the room over and over again. He is going to get a lot of black votes because blacks don't think of him as an evil racist white Republican. Blacks don't have a lot of love for Hispanics either. Also, apparently Omarosa is a black pastor now. She was standing next to him during the conference.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2015 11:41 AM (qjfjx)

375 Hey, Northernlurker--it sounds like you're a bear rape denier.

Posted by: Sabrina Rubin Erdely at December 01, 2015 11:41 AM (3GAnN)

376 Turkey has been very helpful to Isis.

Small Wars -- an insurgency needs a refuge for support. USMC doctrine since 1904. Why do we forget the simple shit?

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 11:41 AM (fBkaR)

377 >>Gah! How dare those furry Ewok balls have been brilliant before I found this place?

ace used to write a lot more funny shit than he does these days. Every once in a while we get a Kaboom but the amount of funny is down.

I blame twitter.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 11:41 AM (/tuJf)

378 I liked what Podhoretz said: while everyone is distracted by Leo being raped by a bear, this is a good time for a bad news dump by the white house. Release a bunch more Hillary emails or something, so they're technically out but nobody notices. Put out an executive order banning all gun sales to lunatics, and define lunacy as "anyone I don't like." The press and social media won't even notice.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:42 AM (39g3+)

379 What's new? Spooky trees, down with GOPe, shut up MooMoo, boo ISIS...did I miss anything?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at December 01, 2015 11:42 AM (nkEss)

380 >>I'll say it again: the presidential election has turned into a reality show competition.

You've got exactly it right, especially the part about the good ones being voted off first. We've lost almost all of our candidates with executive experience as governors.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:42 AM (NOIQH)

381 That's for the jury to decide.

Posted by: Lionel Hutz at December 01, 2015 11:31 AM (vgIRn)


In future, fire a couple of rounds of 9 mm up the chimney, and listen for screeches of pain before lighting a fire. Due diligence, doncha know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 11:42 AM (7MWCL)

382 You've got exactly it right, especially the part about the good ones being voted off first. We've lost almost all of our candidates with executive experience as governors

Yup. I was really pulling for Walker..

Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:43 AM (/dSsq)

383 I like Drudge, but lately I've started to wonder about his mental health.

How does an absurd scene like that in a movie make his main story with a flashing siren?

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 11:43 AM (SfWYN)

384 May be because Vlad is right, and ISIS and the Turks are making big $$ off the ISIS oil trade?
Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:40 AM (Ltj2h)

Yes, but it goes deeper. Turkey (with our Sunni gulf allies) was the spearhead for the US's (and our allies) vetting, training, equipping, and funding these, um "moderate rebels" to take out Assad. They are not fans of Assad in Turkey.

So they're pissed that we're turning on our allies, ISIS.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:44 AM (AkOaV)

385 What's new? Spooky trees, down with GOPe, shut up MooMoo, boo ISIS...did I miss anything?

Dude...that's not a pic-a-nic basket in my pocket.

Posted by: A Horny Bear at December 01, 2015 11:44 AM (LUgeY)

386 Presidential elections have always been silly and serious. Always.

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:44 AM (zOTsN)

387 He is going to get a lot of black votes because blacks don't think of him as an evil racist white Republican.

He also fits the image of what at least a lot of blacks expect and think a leader should be like. He seems like a dude you could hang with because he'd have a case of Cristal and 50 hot bitches in the club in the exclusive balcony seats.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:44 AM (39g3+)

388 I just watched the press conference Trump held after his meeting with the black pastors. He is going to win in a landslide if he gets the nomination. All the black pastors kept nodding at everything Trump said especially when he said there was a lot of love in the room over and over again. He is going to get a lot of black votes because blacks don't think of him as an evil racist white Republican. Blacks don't have a lot of love for Hispanics either. Also, apparently Omarosa is a black pastor now. She was standing next to him during the conference.
Posted by: L, Elle


They know whose jobs all those illegals are doing.
They know it's the CoC Rep and the Dims keeping the door open.

5% flip in the Black vote and it's a Mondale morning after for the Dims.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 11:44 AM (fBkaR)

389 How does an absurd scene like that in a movie make his main story with a flashing siren?
Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 11:43 AM (SfWYN)

drudgereport started as an entertainment news site.

Drudge used to dumpster dive for the neilson ratings or whatever before they were posted publicly.

So this is more him going back to his roots I guess

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (AkOaV)

390 This is probably a stupid question-but come on-bears don't rape humans, do they? Maul them, yes. Rape them do.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (No/ki)

391 I was a homeless little girl and all I did was go in for a little porridge and a nap.

Next thing I know, charges of burglary, community service, orders of protection, Safe Zones and a lifetime of bad publicity.

F*** those bears. I hope they all come down with ass cancer.

Posted by: Goldilocks at the 92nd St. Y at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (KCQo0)

392 Finally, here comes that Oscar, Leo.

And an award from ESPN for bravery.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (vgIRn)

393 How does an absurd scene like that in a movie make his main story with a flashing siren?

Everybody, everywhere is talking about it, aren't they? Yes its a ridiculous waste of time but Drudge knows what pulls eyeballs.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (39g3+)

394 All the guys that should have won were voted off the island in the first week.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM


You kinda lost me with this line. WHO got "voted off"? You mean Rick Perry? I could have supported him, I think, but his campaign energy level made Heb! look downright aggressive.

As soon as Teh Donald first called for a stop to the flow of illegals and started sounding like a patriotic American and not a self-serving political hack, I knew I could vote for him if no one better showed up to play. No such person has. Hell, I supported Trump's candidacy even before the Salem Witches started in on their continuous "Trump Gotta Go!!11!!" campaign. That was, however, delicious frosting on the cake.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (dbC6X)

395 Was Algore at the global conference?

Or was the sex poodle working on finding his chakra?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM (Mopd7)

396
They know whose jobs all those illegals are doing.
They know it's the CoC Rep and the Dims keeping the door open.

Also don't think they're too fond of tey gays or abortion....

Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (/dSsq)

397
Too many late night work sessions, nose to the grindstone, supping on
greasy hamburgers and watered-down margaritas, brainstorming ways to
slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.

Barry has got your back, folks. He's providing a future for your children, and your children's children!


Posted by: Fritz


Dude has never had a late night work session in his life.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (/Ho8c)

398 Put out an executive order banning all gun sales to lunatics, and define lunacy as "anyone I don't like." The press and social media won't even notice.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:42 AM (39g3+)

Yeah. This I don't understand. Of all the things Obama can do with his pen and phone, I thought for sure some kind of gun ban would be one of them. Because who is going to challenge him?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (AkOaV)

399 I keep hearing how Trump will win all these black votes and yet I have seen zero evidence of this in any poll. So either every single poll is wrong, or this is yet another myth, much like Romney lost 4M conservative votes.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (0LHZx)

400 That's why Trump gives the MFM the vapors. They
keep going back to that playbook because it always works. Except with
Trump, it doesn't.





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:27 AM (r9tFS)

And you've got to love that. I'm waiting for the title bout, Trump v. CAIR.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 11:47 AM (oKE6c)

401 I'd like to file a complaint about all these bear rapes. It's crimping my spotlight, yo.

Posted by: Rapey McSeamammal at December 01, 2015 11:47 AM (9krrF)

402 397
Too many late night work sessions, nose to the grindstone, supping on
greasy hamburgers and watered-down margaritas, brainstorming ways to
slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.

Barry has got your back, folks. He's providing a future for your children, and your children's children!


Posted by: Fritz

Dude has never had a late night work session in his life.
Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (/Ho8c)

Never had an early-morning work session either. I figure he might be good for a half hour between 11 and noon.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 11:47 AM (4rzL1)

403 >>He seems like a dude you could hang with because he'd have a case of Cristal and 50 hot bitches in the club in the exclusive balcony seats

Well, he certainly isn't a scold about wealth like the Democrats.
All of those super-wealthy Dems like Hillary and Pelosi who whine and on about the filthy rich 1%'ers is so tiresome. They're living like royalty while pretending to be humble public servants.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:47 AM (NOIQH)

404 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (0LHZx)

All polls are equal, but some are more equal than others!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (ftVQq)

405 This is probably a stupid question-but come on-bears don't rape humans, do they? Maul them, yes. Rape them do.

Shh, we gotta movie to promote here.

Posted by: A Horny Bear at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (LUgeY)

406 399 I keep hearing how Trump will win all these black votes and yet I have seen zero evidence of this in any poll. So either every single poll is wrong, or this is yet another myth, much like Romney lost 4M conservative votes.
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (0LHZx)

I think there are some polls showing Trump getting like, 11% of the black vote or something.

Not much, but more then R's usually pull.

I don't know the polls in front of me though.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (AkOaV)

407 I get that the GOP had some good governors running for President this time around, but both Perry and Walker made appalling choices for their campaign staffs and consultants.

Personnel is policy.

Making bad hires right out of the gate doesn't send the right signals about the competence/suitability of the hires that can actually affect policy.

Posted by: Furious George at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (3GAnN)

408 I like Drudge, but lately I've started to wonder about his mental health.

How does an absurd scene like that in a movie make his main story with a flashing siren?

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 11:43 AM (SfWYN)


Maybe he is highlighting something that will be controversial or was paid for the story placement? How did the Clinton Lewinsky story start?

It is a Drudge originated story, not something Drudge aggregated.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (Ltj2h)

409 Of all the things Obama can do with his pen and phone, I thought for sure some kind of gun ban would be one of them.

As much of a glassy-eyed true believer as he is, at least the people around him are aware that super tight gun control would absolutely destroy Democrats in the election. I know they really, really want to but the mood of the country is totally opposed to that at every level. Even the Democrats know they are like 1 in 500 in their love of gun grabbing.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (39g3+)

410 because he'd have a case of Cristal and 50 hot bitches in the club in the exclusive balcony seats.

you say that like its a bad thing

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 11:49 AM (fBkaR)

411 Turkey is Isis Air Force. No way they hurt turkey. Kurds in turkey, yes. But not turkey.

Kurds

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:49 AM (zOTsN)

412 Sweet, I just got called a racist for calling homeless camps "Obamavilles."

I asked him if it was racist to call them "Hoovervilles" in the 30s and the guy said it wasn't racist then because Hoover was white.

So I asked the guy if his named was pronounced "throat warbler mangrove" and dropped the exchange. Lunatic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:50 AM (39g3+)

413 I like Drudge, but lately I've started to wonder about his mental health.
How does an absurd scene like that in a movie make his main story with a flashing siren?

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 11:43 AM


Just starting? IMO, nothing has changed: ol' Matt is much more interested in the TMZ-style stuff than he is in actual news. He can be distracted by the Shiny Stuff of Hollywood at any time, particularly if it involves sex "scandals," transvestism or Name-That-Baby-Daddy games.

Wouldn't surprise me if there was a giant photo of Hedda Hopper over his desk.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 01, 2015 11:50 AM (dbC6X)

414 I know they really, really want to but the mood of the country is totally opposed to that at every level. Even the Democrats know they are like 1 in 500 in their love of gun grabbing.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:48 AM (39g3+)

I don't know about that. Maybe the D's would lose WV... mayyyybe PA would be close (but still go D, as it always does).

But large, large per centages of the D base want something akin to door to door confiscation.

I think a "mild" exec order would not hurt Hillary! in 16 too much with the D base.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:50 AM (AkOaV)

415 Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the EE/SW question.

I've been working, but i've had a break and scanned the thread

Some awesome info and advice there.

Please feel free to weigh in.


sinmi,

Thanks for the great practical advice at

Posted by: sinmi at December 01, 2015 10:57 AM (YQdgG)


Since my nephew is a math head, and you indicate that the Systems part of the

EE track Software Engineering and Systems track

is more math oriented.

What is the difference in subject matter and are the job prospects better at the Systems end of the spectrum or the Software Engineering end?



Thanks again everyone!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 01, 2015 11:50 AM (0cMkb)

416 I see a pretty considerable number of blacks and Latinos supporting Trump on social media.

I think it's conceivable he could pull 25% of the black vote, which would be pretty damn good for an (R)



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (r9tFS)

417 >>>>> This is probably a stupid question-but come on-bears don't rape humans, do they? Maul them, yes. Rape them do.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 11:45 AM
-------
Thanks for asking that. I was wondering the same thing. Dolphins do rapey things so maybe bear rape is a real phenomenon as well. Ace did a whole post on Dennis Miller being raped by a bear so I don't know if it's true. It might be.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (qjfjx)

418 And you've got to love that. I'm waiting for the title bout, Trump v. CAIR.
Posted by: Jay Guevara




I'd pay for front row seats.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (+ZSW1)

419 >>Put out an executive order banning all gun sales to lunatics, and define lunacy as "anyone I don't like." The press and social media won't even notice.

This is one of the things I figured would happen with Obamacare. Once you have access to citizens' health records you can make all sorts of legislation based on what was formerly private information. They could simply say anyone who has taken any of the following drugs (for depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar, etc.) in the last X number of year cannot have a gun. How do you fight that?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

420 Polls work land line yes?


How many people no longer have landlines?

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (zOTsN)

421 I mean, it wasn't really "rape" rape.

(Glances down at pawful of roofies.)

Okay.

Maybe my attorney can work out a settlement with Mr. DiCaprio and keep this out of the headlines.

Look, I have a wife and a cub at home.

Posted by: The Bear at December 01, 2015 11:52 AM (KCQo0)

422 I think it's conceivable he could pull 25% of the black vote, which would be pretty damn good for an (R)



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (r9tFS)

That, I think, would be a big stretch.

Trump may get a few black voters, but the peer pressure in the black community to vote D is ... unlike anything white people have to deal with.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:52 AM (AkOaV)

423 >>Making bad hires right out of the gate doesn't send the right signals about the competence/suitability of the hires that can actually affect policy.

I think that's part of it but I think a bigger part is the current zeitgeist. People are angry, frustrated, tired and they want somebody who expresses those feelings. Trump fits the times.

People forget that he ran or made the moves to start to run previously before realizing he has zero support. What's different now is the national mood.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 11:52 AM (/tuJf)

424 I keep hearing how Trump will win all these black votes and yet I have seen zero evidence of this in any poll. So either every single poll is wrong, or this is yet another myth, much like Romney lost 4M conservative votes.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (0LHZx)


There is a reason all the main stream talk shows and media are attacking Trump this week. It isn't because they support the Jeb!

The Dems are seeing Trump is popular with parts of THEIR base. Therefore Trump must be destroyed. And this week the Democrats are starting their attack.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 11:53 AM (Ltj2h)

425 420 Polls work land line yes?


How many people no longer have landlines?
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (zOTsN)

Yes. And I haven't had one in my entire adult life. My parents haven't had one in 10+ years. In fact, most people I know don't have a landline. Because why pay for something you'll never use?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:53 AM (AkOaV)

426 416 I see a pretty considerable number of blacks and Latinos supporting Trump on social media.

I think it's conceivable he could pull 25% of the black vote, which would be pretty damn good for an (R)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (r9tFS)

_________

There were blacks that supported Romney on social media as well.

I'm not saying Trump can't win a good chunk of minority votes. I just have seen no evidence of it in any polling. And yes polling isn't 100% accurate, but it's more accurate than "I see a lot of people on social media doing X".

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

427 Where'd that chicken run off to, I wonder?

I'm not quite finished.

Posted by: A Horny Bear at December 01, 2015 11:53 AM (LUgeY)

428 412 Sweet, I just got called a racist for calling homeless camps "Obamavilles."

I asked him if it was racist to call them "Hoovervilles" in the 30s and the guy said it wasn't racist then because Hoover was white.




Ok. "Half-Obamavilles"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 11:54 AM (+ZSW1)

429
The way you've presented it, sounds to me like he's intentionally hiring shitty, cheap coders to purposefully turn the customer's databases into an unholy goat fuck so that he can charge the customer again to unfuck it.

Actually I'm going to side with MMM on this one--it's freaking brilliant. He knows the idiots will do it to themselves anyway, so he gets in on both ends of the action.

Proving once again the truth of what my pater familias always said--the real money's in management.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (9krrF)







No, it's fraud. The customer is asking/paying for a $50/hr coder (yes, I understand that's retail price), and the labor broker is providing a $10/hr 7-11 clerk/software hand grenade. And when the grenade detonates, he's selling the brooms.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 11:54 AM (gwpf+)

430 I would pay money for an Epic Rap Battles of History episode with Trump versus CAIR/LaRaza/BLM.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:54 AM (UPYPp)

431 If the bear movie is the best they can come up with they need some new writers...

Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:54 AM (/dSsq)

432 Sweet, I just got called a racist for calling homeless camps "Obamavilles."



I asked him if it was racist to call them "Hoovervilles" in the 30s and the guy said it wasn't racist then because Hoover was white.



So I asked the guy if his named was pronounced "throat warbler mangrove" and dropped the exchange. Lunatic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor


In the modern era, racism is defined as:

1) A "white" person saying or doing something "non-white" persons don't like.
2) Someone noticing anything remotely related to a "non-white" person.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at December 01, 2015 11:55 AM (/Ho8c)

433 Maybe Drudge wasn't satisfied with the way DiCaprio died in Titanic. I was hoping for a scalding jet of steam myself.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 11:55 AM (fBkaR)

434 That was not a bear.

Posted by: Man in a bear suit. at December 01, 2015 11:55 AM (PLZH5)

435 And yes polling isn't 100% accurate, but it's more accurate than "I see a lot of people on social media doing X".
Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:53 AM (0LHZx)

I don't know. Gallup (I believe) stopped polling presidential elections saying, essentially, that people are too savvy -- they're playing games with the pollsters on the phone. And it's damned near impossible to build any kind of legit cell phone database (and it's illegal to robo call cell phones unless youre a politician IIRC).

But I think the reliability tightens up the closer you get to elections, and the bigger the sample size.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:55 AM (AkOaV)

436 I went through a bunch of bond movies last year and learned that I'm apparently one of the weirdo's who loves Timothy Dalton as bond. I wish he had made more than two movies.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 11:55 AM (lIU4e)

437 Trump may get a few black voters, but the peer pressure in the black community to vote D is ... unlike anything white people have to deal with.



Unless they are in the voting booth with you, lie.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 11:55 AM (+ZSW1)

438 Heh Dee Snyder just gave Trump they OK to use "We're not gonna take it" in his campaign.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:56 AM (39g3+)

439 Hey, Boo-Boo. Tell the Ranger to put on this French Maid outfit.

We're making a comeback!

Posted by: Yogi at December 01, 2015 11:56 AM (KCQo0)

440 It is remarkable that this early Trump can manage to get the interest and public support of this number of black pastors. There isn't a single other R that could pull this off. Even Hilary hasn't done this kind of outreach. She is so lazy and drunk all the time that she probably imagines that she doesn't have to do any work to win the black vote this time around. She's a total bitch and asshole. Nobody likes her. Even Joyless Behar doesn't like her.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2015 11:56 AM (qjfjx)

441 426:"I'm not saying Trump can't win a good chunk of minority votes. I just have seen no evidence of it in any polling."


Why would the people who pay for polls want to fund a poll that gives results they don't want?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:56 AM (UPYPp)

442 Aside from Obama running, any Republican will win around 10% of the black vote. So right off the bat Trump gets 10%.

And that's what the polls all show. It's crazy to think that while every poll shows 10%, he's going to somehow magically turn that to 25% in the general election. Shit like that just doesn't happen.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (0LHZx)

443 #403 Well, he certainly isn't a scold about wealth like the Democrats.


Trump downright flaunts it at his rallies, and the crowds eat it up.

I saw at least one rally where he said he only brags about his success because he has actual accomplishments (unlike most, if not all, the other candidates) and he wants America to realize we can all be winners along with him.

"You're going to win so much, you'll get sick of winning! (beat) Just kidding, no one ever gets sick of winning."

And that is a powerful bit of rhetoric.

It helps that a guy like Trump can hitch up the trousers of his 5K suit with his thumbs like a cowboy, and not look foolish doing it. The working folks relate to him in a way they never did with RMONEY.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (r9tFS)

444 I think GOPe had pinned their hopes on Rubio. After Paris they were sure Trumps support would go to Rubio. Not really. This is panic you are seeing

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (zOTsN)

445 438 Heh Dee Snyder just gave Trump they OK to use "We're not gonna take it" in his campaign.

With a caveat that He doesn't agree with most of what trump represents.... wink, wink...

Posted by: donna at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (/dSsq)

446
Why would the people who pay for polls want to fund a poll that gives results they don't want?
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 01, 2015 11:56 AM (UPYPp)

_________

OK so we're doing the skewed poll thing again? Sigh.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (0LHZx)

447 Used to be you could see the rest of the stars back in 1918, too. That was before 1919. When everybody just HAD to have Suburbans and air conditioning. And clothes dryers. And Walmarts. And of course NASCAR.

Posted by: Eromero at December 01, 2015 11:58 AM (b+df9)

448 424 I keep hearing how Trump will win all these black votes and yet I have seen zero evidence of this in any poll. So either every single poll is wrong, or this is yet another myth, much like Romney lost 4M conservative votes.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:46 AM (0LHZx)
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It's a myth, if that were really true, you'd see it popping up in the polling. Please show me a single poll where Trump shows significant pull over other Republicans with black voters.

People think because Trump is bombastic, black voters will swoon. Blacks always come home to Democrats. It's no different than the GOPe pushing Amnesty with the promise it will pull in hispanic voters.

The people pushing these theories have an agenda, but they don't have the data to back it up.

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 11:58 AM (SfWYN)

449 Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (0LHZx)

Right. I think he's polling better than Romney did with black people, thus people are excited.

Of course Romney v Obama is very different than Trump v Clinton.

And "polling better" in that context, I believe, is still close to a 90/10 split for D's.

BUT the bigger story here is that Trumps been called a racist by everyone and yet still pulls in 10% or so of the black vote (media narrative doesn't seem to hurt him).

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:58 AM (AkOaV)

450 Trump may get a few black voters, but the peer pressure in the black community to vote D is ... unlike anything white people have to deal with.

I think there are more than a few black people who are really disgusted with and repelled by the Democratic Party's social policies and are just waiting for a Republican they can vote for without feeling like traitors.

I went through a bunch of bond movies last year and learned that I'm apparently one of the weirdo's who loves Timothy Dalton as bond.

Lea, he was the best James Bond yet, at least based on the books. He was great but he was handed an awful script for License to Kill and the producers blamed him for the dismal performance of the film. It wasn't his fault they forced him into a crappy Miami Vice episode.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:59 AM (39g3+)

451 75
Speaking at the AFI festival, Ridley Scott gave a detailed description of what the opening of Blade Runner 2 will look like. It involves stew, a creepy tree, and Harrison Ford.

http://tinyurl.com/pwuuwco

"The name is Moore. Dinty Moore."
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 10:28 AM (kdS6q)

That sounds awful from the article.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at December 01, 2015 11:59 AM (fw1Vk)

452 You know it would be better if we all had our flying cars and exray glasses. I was promised those.

Posted by: Eromero at December 01, 2015 11:59 AM (b+df9)

453 I think it's conceivable he could pull 25% of the black vote, which would be pretty damn good for an (R)



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (r9tFS)

That, I think, would be a big stretch.

Trump may get a few black voters, but the peer pressure in the black community to vote D is ... unlike anything white people have to deal with.


Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:52 AM (AkOaV)


The black community is not real happy with things under their guy. BLM, and VOTES, etc., are protesting in Blue Cities. Some could be open to changing their votes this time.

And if the Trump Republican gets 25% of the Black Vote?

FUCKING LANDSLIDE!
Reaganesque 48 or 49 states go Republican.
That has the Democrats scared shitless.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (Ltj2h)

454 438 Heh Dee Snyder just gave Trump they OK to use "We're not gonna take it" in his campaign.


Snider's been buds with him since appearing on Celebrity Apprentice. Smart of Trump to get the OK though. Even if it's not technically necessary, he avoided the usual backlash from artists against (R)'s who use their songs.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (r9tFS)

455 Trump may get a few black voters, but the peer pressure in the black community to vote D is ... unlike anything white people have to deal with.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


the black pastors are the gatekeepers for the Dim GOTV effort in the black communities. If Trump's spending time now working them - then:

1. He already has his eyes on the prize.
2. His primary polling must be solid
3. His Cruz deal must be something that slams the door shut on jeb and friends.
4. He is willing to address electability early

Think about it, Trump is courting general election, Dim voters (AA pastors and union guys). The rest of the little Rep elves are fighting of Republican precinct captains. He is fucking confident.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (fBkaR)

456 Moo, I saw the internals on a reliable, mainstream poll that the press buried that showed Trump pulling 22% of black votes

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (qjfjx)

457 No, it's fraud. The customer is asking/paying for a $50/hr coder (yes, I understand that's retail price), and the labor broker is providing a $10/hr 7-11 clerk/software hand grenade. And when the grenade detonates, he's selling the brooms.
-----------
You make it sound like this just started last month and the buyer doesn't know how it works? The error rates of various approaches to staffing coders are well-known and tracked over time. It's like actuarial tables- "x defect rate in y lines of code, will cost $Z to be fixed by..."

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (kXzR8)

458 OK so we're doing the skewed poll thing again? Sigh.

Yeah, they're super-accurate, aren't they.

Posted by: Kentucky Governor Jack Conway at December 01, 2015 12:01 PM (2WoCi)

459 Dee Snyder for VEEP!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 01, 2015 12:01 PM (KCQo0)

460 And if the Trump Republican gets 25% of the Black Vote?

FUCKING LANDSLIDE!
Reaganesque 48 or 49 states go Republican.
That has the Democrats scared shitless.
Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (Ltj2h)

That's a huge IF, and frankly I'm not sure it's realistic.

It would also depend on how Trump does with other minorities.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 12:01 PM (AkOaV)

461 UCKING LANDSLIDE!
Reaganesque 48 or 49 states go Republican.
That has the Democrats scared shitless.
Posted by: rd


A 5% flip is a landslide. 25% and the Dims are done as a party. Everything beneath the logo would have to be redone.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 12:02 PM (fBkaR)

462
Bi-polar?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2015 11:15 AM (NeFrd)
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Cackle, cackle, cackle.... *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 01, 2015 12:02 PM (HSmrB)

463 The only poll I've seen that shows Trumps black support broken out was Survey USA which showed 25pct black support.

Which would obliterate Bob Dole's GOP highwater mark of 12pct for the modern GOP.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 01, 2015 12:02 PM (WVvzl)

464 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 11:44 AM (39g3+)

LOL ok

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 01, 2015 12:03 PM (Y2qA6)

465 Not waiting for the preference cascade fairy

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 12:03 PM (zOTsN)

466 465 Not waiting for the preference cascade fairy
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 12:03 PM (zOTsN)

ha, seriously.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 12:04 PM (AkOaV)

467 Why would the people who pay for polls want to fund a poll that gives results they don't want?
Posted by: Azenogoth

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I'm open to the theory that polling is slanted at the margins, usually this is done where they assume especially high Democrat turnout models. Or the fact that conservatives (unfortunately) don't like to participate in polling like liberals do (shy Tory factor)

But what I think is tin-foil hat territory is the idea that these pollsters are going to make polling look like Hillary is getting beat by some Republicans, but not others. Just singling Trump out, and every polling outfit is "in" on this deception. But they will then go on to show Trump ahead in the GOP primary.

It's a lot of conspiracies to keep up with

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 12:04 PM (SfWYN)

468 Teh Donald may not be my piece of cake, but I am loving the screeches from the GOPe bitches who bray about "party unity" when it's their Establishment hack set up to be the Dems' tomato can, but who threaten to leave the party or the country if Trump gets anywhere near the White House.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 01, 2015 11:30 AM (X6fMO)


You, sir, are a great American.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 01, 2015 12:04 PM (Zmat4)

469 No, it's fraud. The customer is asking/paying for a $50/hr coder (yes, I understand that's retail price), and the labor broker is providing a $10/hr 7-11 clerk/software hand grenade. And when the grenade detonates, he's selling the brooms.

"Hey! Sell me a hand grenade so I can blow myself up!"

"Uh, why would you do that when you can prosper by..."

"I have a budget to make, you're no good to me! You, second guy, sell me a hand grenade!"

"Heh, sure thing...pleasure doin' business..."

***BOOM***

"...holy s*** what a mess, I need a broom now..."

"Well since we have such a great business relationship, I can offer you a deal..."

Sorry. I've been around humans too long to expect it to be any other way by now.

Posted by: Rapey McSeamammal at December 01, 2015 12:05 PM (9krrF)

470 It helps that a guy like Trump can hitch up the trousers of his 5K suit with his thumbs like a cowboy, and not look foolish doing it. The working folks relate to him in a way they never did with RMONEY.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 01, 2015 11:57 AM (r9tFS)


Trump put a lot of blue collar workers to work in Construction and Hospitality when Trump did his deals. Romney moved money around with bankers.

People SEE Trump employing people directly at TRUMP Hotel/Casino/Resort.

Posted by: rd at December 01, 2015 12:05 PM (Ltj2h)

471 In 2008, Obama got 96% of the black vote. In 2012, he got 93%. Highest totals ever and it was because of historic first.

What is more important is that a higher percentage of eligible black voters voted in 2012 than eligible white voters. That was the first time that happened since 1968. Romney also had one of if not the highest percentages of white voters ever.

Obama won't be on the ballot this time around so whomever is the nominee will get a higher percentage of the black vote and the black vote will be less valuable. This is why Dems freak out all the time and accuse Republicans of trying to suppress black and other minority voters.

The Dem party is rapidly becoming a minority ruled party so anytime those votes totals go down it is good for Republicans.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 12:06 PM (/tuJf)

472 Annie Liebowitcz is a piece of sub human shit.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at December 01, 2015 12:06 PM (ucB75)

473 Ace is awake.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 12:06 PM (LUgeY)

474 The only poll I've seen that shows Trumps black support broken out was Survey USA which showed 25pct black support.

Which would obliterate Bob Dole's GOP highwater mark of 12pct for the modern GOP.


Losing that percent of the black vote would be utterly catastrophic for the Dems.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 01, 2015 12:06 PM (9krrF)

475 Hispanics traditionally have very low voter turn out. That changes and they come out en masse to vote against Trump, well that could be trouble

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 12:06 PM (zOTsN)

476 There is only bear do rape or bear do not rape, Fenelon. There is not bear rape try.

Posted by: Yoda at December 01, 2015 12:06 PM (xodPA)

477 Since the biggest, most established polling organizations are all saying "polling doesn't work like it used to and we're struggling to find more accurate methods" the time has come for the poll-worshiping pundits to realize they aren't all that and a plate of bacon.

It was really shocking to me in 2012 watching people claim the polls were all accurate when none of them gave the outcome. They generally had Obama winning, and that's as accurate as it came, none of the numbers were close.

And each election that goes by, worldwide, the polls are further and further off. Witness British election last time, or the 2014 congressional election, etc, etc. Polling skewed? Its not really even a useful metric any more. The tea leaves lie.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 12:07 PM (39g3+)

478 I went through a bunch of bond movies last year and learned that I'm apparently one of the weirdo's who loves Timothy Dalton as bond.

Lea, he was the best James Bond yet, at least based on the books. He was great but he was handed an awful script for License to Kill and the producers blamed him for the dismal performance of the film. It wasn't his fault they forced him into a crappy Miami Vice episode.

---

oh me too! He did the best Bond! Suave with cold killer eyes coz he likes dames but it's all about the mission in the end.

The current guy, Craig, is my least favorite. He's angsty Bond.

Posted by: @votermom at December 01, 2015 12:07 PM (cbfNE)

479 There are more Hispanics than blacks.

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 12:07 PM (zOTsN)

480 That changes and they come out en masse to vote against Trump, well that could be trouble

I think the media wants to believe Hispanics hate the guy but I'm not seeing any evidence of it. Hispanic activists, yeah.

Look folks, we all know why the GOP establishment hates Trump - mostly the same reasons I don't like him as a candidate.

But why do the Democrats? Why do they seem to want to stop him so badly? If he's such as crappy candidate and buffoon nobody would vote for, they would not care if he was the front runner.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 12:08 PM (39g3+)

481 This is one of the things I figured would happen
with Obamacare. Once you have access to citizens' health records you can
make all sorts of legislation based on what was formerly private
information. They could simply say anyone who has taken any of the
following drugs (for depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar, etc.) in the
last X number of year cannot have a gun. How do you fight that?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 01, 2015 11:51 AM (NOIQH)


Behold the joy of government control of healthcare ("single payer," a euphemism to avoid calling it what it is: socialized medicine).

First, the government has access to every citizen's health records.

Second, it's in a position to make decisions about every citizen based on those records.
Third, and best of all, there's absolutely no recourse for the citizen.
Sounds delightful. What could go wrong?
(Btw, I always think this when a stupid chick bitches that no insurance company or anyone else should have a say regarding "her body," etc., and therefore she supports having the government in charge of health care. WTF?)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

482 I can see Trump working with big cities and businesses to implement Jack Kemp's idea of enterprise zones or whatever he called them. He is really smart in the way he communicates. He repeats the same phrases and sentences over and over again. He does it to get in the heads of the LIVs. Also, his conspicuous consumption is t a turn off to most people. Americans admire wealth and success when it is earned through hard work and ingenuity. Jeb! and Rubio are bragging about sleeping at the Motel 6 to impress voters. Trump is right that nobody wants to see their president carry his own bags off Air Force One like Jimmy Carter. His wealth is positive for him. People love his plane and heli. He shows up at rallies in French cuffs and a sportcoat and his red hat. It all works for him in a way that wouldn't be possible for any other candidate

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2015 12:09 PM (qjfjx)

483 Think about it, Trump is courting general election,
Dim voters (AA pastors and union guys). The rest of the little Rep
elves are fighting of Republican precinct captains. He is fucking
confident.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 12:00 PM (fBkaR)


This. And the fact, or at least the impression, that Trump polls well amongst blacks could help him two ways in the primary, too. One, it's an advantage that the GOPe crowd cannot claim with a straight face, and two, it makes him more of threat to them as a third-party candidate if the party screws him over and installs a GOPe toady in a brokered convention.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2015 12:09 PM (7MWCL)

484 Well, it is hard to find over weight middle aged women that are STUPID enough to pose for a picture naked. So I guess you call that "Authentic"?
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 01, 2015 10:48 AM (jJRIy)

I spent a few years in preparation for a figurative painting series by going to the Arts Center in Indianapolis and drawing live nudes in studio every weekend. The best subjects to draw (in my experience) were those people who have interesting bodies, and many of those folks were not beautiful, per se; that is, they weren't perfectly Golden Section-proportioned like Greek statues.

Of course, classical nudes are one thing and making a pinup calendar is entirely another. It's clear Amy Schumer isn't about being beautiful, but I think she's got an interesting face and would be fun to draw.

Posted by: troyriser at December 01, 2015 12:09 PM (WuTfJ)

485 I th No the reason Texas has not turned blue is not some special magic or Hispanics voting red. I think they just don't vote

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 12:10 PM (zOTsN)

486 Hispanics traditionally have very low voter turn out. That changes and they come out en masse to vote against Trump, well that could be trouble
Posted by: ThunderB

Trump isn't running too bad with Hispanics -- although, they are very hard to poll reliably.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2015 12:10 PM (fBkaR)

487 I can't see Trump getting 25% of the black vote, especially once the Dems get the knives out if he wins the primary. If you thought the political-entertainment-media industrial complex did a number on Sarah Palin, just wait.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 01, 2015 12:10 PM (ppaKI)

488 I'm not sure where Hispanics shake out on illegal immigration. Sure, Hispanic activists are for it, but they're a self-selected group (and probably have no small number of leftist agitators stirring the soup).

But the Hispanics I know here in SoCal do not support it, any more than Cesar Chavez did, and for the same reason.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 12:10 PM (oKE6c)

489 I spent a few years in preparation for a figurative painting series
by going to the Arts Center in Indianapolis and drawing live nudes in
studio every weekend.



THAT'S your story? Really? I didn't know they offered drawing classes at the Boom Boom Room.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 12:12 PM (oKE6c)

490 It's clear Amy Schumer isn't about being beautiful, but I think she's got an interesting face and would be fun to draw.

Well there's a difference between stuff that's great to draw/paint/sculpt... and stuff you want to see in a girly calendar.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 12:12 PM (39g3+)

491 >>I th No the reason Texas has not turned blue is not some special magic or Hispanics voting red. I think they just don't vote

Ding! Hispanics have one of the lowest percentages of eligible voters actually voting of any group.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 12:12 PM (/tuJf)

492 Trump may get a few black voters, but the peer pressure in the black community to vote D is ... unlike anything white people have to deal with.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 11:52 AM (AkOaV)


Ah, but in the voting booth there is no peer pressure. I think this trump will get 25% thing is probably a pipe dream though.

This Leo fuck's a bear reminds me of 1. Game of Thrones and 2. that movie where brad pitt got eaten by a bear at the end.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 12:13 PM (lIU4e)

493 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at December 01, 2015 12:13 PM (+ZSW1)

494 THAT'S your story? Really? I didn't know they offered drawing classes at the Boom Boom Room.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 12:12 PM (oKE6c)

My girlfriend bought it, anyway. Problem is, I actually had to go through with that figurative painting series.

Posted by: troyriser at December 01, 2015 12:14 PM (WuTfJ)

495 Jeff Sessions
is warning Americans that under newly minted House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryans
and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnells
planned government funding bill, President Barack Obama will be allowed to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees and place them in American communities.

Session said in a statement released this morning:

As currently written, this years appropriations bills which will be combined into a catch all omnibus by December 11th amount to a blank check for the President to carry out his refugee resettlement plans.

Not only will the President be allowed to bring in the 85,000 refugees he has announced on top of current record immigration levels, but this will include at least 10,000 refugees from Syria who will subsequently be able to bring in their foreign relatives. All refugees are eligible for lifetime government benefits and Social Security and Medicare access, and are on a fast-track to becoming voting U.S. citizens. More than 90 percent of recent Middle Eastern refugees are on welfare.

Technically, the bill hasnt yet been released likely, it won t be released until mere hours before the vote but its pretty clear at this point, from the public statements of the GOP leadership, that the plan in Congress is to pave the way for Obama.


Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Cue the Shill

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 01, 2015 12:15 PM (gf8BH)

496 University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa have removed Bibles from their hotel rooms because they're so offensive and are microaggressive triggers!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2015 12:16 PM (39g3+)

497 is that a higher percentage of eligible black voters voted in 2012

And ineligible - multiple times

Posted by: DaveA at December 01, 2015 12:16 PM (DL2i+)

498 Ah, but in the voting booth there is no peer pressure. I think this trump will get 25% thing is probably a pipe dream though.



He needs to hammer the employment issue, and link it to the Dems. "Every time an illegal alien comes to this country, the black unemployment rate bumps by one. You're American citizens, and deserve to be treated better."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 12:16 PM (oKE6c)

499

As the wife of the first black president, I can assure you that Trump will not get anywhere near 25% of my homies vote....

*hic*

Word...


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 01, 2015 12:17 PM (HSmrB)

500 Suave with cold killer eyes coz he likes dames but it's all about the mission in the end.

I know the new thread is up, but I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes Dalton, votermom.

He actually did detective work. And went undercover. And was a believable killer. And oddly kind of romantic as well. I bought it.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 12:17 PM (lIU4e)

501 Is it possible Obama is, in fact, actually mentally ill? Some of the stuff he says certainly appears delusional.
Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 01, 2015 11:36 AM (4rzL1)

Assume Obama is a foreign agent tasked with taking down the US from within.

Doesn't it all make sense now?

Posted by: despair at December 01, 2015 12:30 PM (VrdxH)

502 Well, it is rapey Tuesday and we've already done bear rape, so, from Drudge, the "boy next door" porn star is accused of raping at least thre e female porn stars creating fear and loathing in the porn industry.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 01, 2015 12:46 PM (fFIVI)

503 Where should we hang it?
How 'bout the guest bedroom?
That's already covered.
The guest bathroom.
*hangs monotone flea market find in garage*

Posted by: bour3 at December 01, 2015 03:08 PM (5x3+2)

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