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Jules Dupré, "The Old Oak" (1870)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 11:43 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (9krrF)

2 1st?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (AkOaV)

3 Second?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (9krrF)

4 ::glares::

fine i will take my second.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (AkOaV)

5 Not sure whether that was a fail or a zen troll on my part there.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (9krrF)

6 More trees! I thought we were starting a still life fruit theme..

Posted by: IC at December 09, 2015 11:46 AM (+3RH+)

7 Flip ya for who alerts the Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 11:46 AM (9krrF)

8 Oak Island and there is gold in the ground?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (WXMJz)

9 Howdy Y'all. It's a lovely foggy day here in NOVA.

Posted by: Beth M at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (kiy9d)

10 An unhappy little tree...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:49 AM (/dSsq)

11 Is that a bottle next to the tree?

Posted by: HH at December 09, 2015 11:49 AM (DrCtv)

12 the corgi whistle has been sounded

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 09, 2015 11:49 AM (ZQfW9)

13 BARBIZON

fire up them pipes and let the drinking begin

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (RGla5)

14 Gonna string somebody up?

Posted by: Steevy at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (8HTq1)

15 Its our office Christmas lunch today. Dont have any would be jihadi co-workers but we are locking the doors once festivities starts.

Posted by: IC at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (+3RH+)

16 It's gone now. We made a bucket out of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (9mTYi)

17 Wait so is this the tree of liberty?


Also, reposting this from the last thread since I was willowed.

So notice that the new Pew study on muslims doesn't ask American muslims if they believe in sharia law.

However a Center for Security Policy poll from June has that number at 51%. 14% either believe or won't say if they believe that Sharia should displace the constitution.

"nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed."

Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.

Roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is "The Muslim God Allah's law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad"

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (Z/8dZ)

18 7 Flip ya for who alerts the Horde.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 11:46 AM (9krrF)

Heh. Sorry had to walk off my disappointment at not being first (and the coffee was ready)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (AkOaV)

19 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (M1uf/)

20 Posted by: Beth M at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (kiy9d)

It was foggy this morning in Houston as well. Threatening to be actually *hot* now though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (GDulk)

21 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (M1uf/)

22 That oak tree is racist and anyone who supports it is unfit to hold elected office.

Posted by: wooga at December 09, 2015 11:52 AM (1vktO)

23 Crap. Forgot to sock Purdue

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2015 11:52 AM (9mTYi)

24 Polliwog - Houston is great in many ways, but weather is not one of them.

Posted by: Beth M at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (kiy9d)

25 That Oak is too lofty!

Posted by: The Maples at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (5FWow)

26 There's a family of rabid squirrels living in that tree, and they're on a nut jihad.

Posted by: Fritz at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (UzPAd)

27 So about that blog I don't have? New post (with content and everything) if people are interested.


Also - I really miss you guys. This "working-at-work" thing sucks.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (M1uf/)

28 That's a great climbing tree.

Way kewl, RDB.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (LUgeY)

29 An artist who spells his name with a black diamond must be teh awesome!

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (9xSC1)

30 *does Forrest Gump wave at AllenG*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (LUgeY)

31 I'm really not that old.

Posted by: An Oak at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (RU5ki)

32

enough with the poor unkowing families bullshit. They learb these isdeas at home first. Thats whay they are so easily recruited to jihad

families are rotten to the core

Posted by: ThunderB at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (zOTsN)

33





U.S. Code - 1182 - Inadmissible aliens

(f) suspension of entry or imposition of
restrictions by President

Whenever the President finds that the entry of
any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be
detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and
for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or
any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of
aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Posted by: Kafiroon at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (XC73B)

34 Woodman, Spare That Tree!

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (9mTYi)

35 I found AllenG!

Posted by: Waldo at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (zt+N6)

36 He grabs up all the light!

Posted by: The Maples at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (5FWow)

37 The Barrel gets a late brunch.

Off you go Kafiroon.

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 09, 2015 11:55 AM (9mTYi)

38 Nice brushwork there, bucko.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 11:55 AM (TxJGV)

39 Remember the uterly fake hoax incident In Berkeley of a photoshopped picture of a computer creen in the Berkeley High School library threatening some weird illiterately phrased KKK mass-lynching on campus (????), self-evidently posted by a black activist type kid to fakely whip up hysteria? Well...now the entire school today will be converted into a mass Hate-Whitey Day in which kids don't have to go to class, and those who do will be subjected to 100% Black Revolutionary-style curriculum. Etc.:

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/12/08/berkeley-high-to-take-back-the-day-after-racist-incident/

The principle is encouraging all students to skip class and go on a Black Power Riot instead.

This is a pubic high school, BTW.

Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 11:55 AM (jBuUi)

40 Hmmm, hrmm. This blog has the best pr0n.

Posted by: Treebeard at December 09, 2015 11:55 AM (9xSC1)

41 Wait wait wait. How did I not notice this? RSM seems to have picked up "burn it down" somewhere...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 11:55 AM (M1uf/)

42 The barrel. It is hungry.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (659DL)

43 That's a barrelin'

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (Z/8dZ)

44 Also, reposting this from the last thread since I was willowed.

So notice that the new Pew study on muslims doesn't ask American muslims if they believe in sharia law.

However a Center for Security Policy poll from June has that number at 51%. 14% either believe or won't say if they believe that Sharia should displace the constitution.

"nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed."

Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.

Roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is "The Muslim God Allah's law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad"
Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (Z/8dZ)


It is rather amazing, that such a shitty little religion could be so right for the times.


Honestly, as illogical as it may seem, I think it will be such a small jump for irreligious lefties to succumb to the charms of a belief system to archaic, so savage, if any of us is alive 100 years from now we wouldn't recognize this world.


Western civilization may find pockets in which to survive, but it's going to be hard, brutal survival.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (Dj0WE)

45 principle = principal

Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (jBuUi)

46 Sorry forgot about that format crap.

Posted by: Kafiroon at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (XC73B)

47 Posted by: Kafiroon at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (XC73B)

You. In the barrel.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (M1uf/)

48 Is that a kid sitting there looking at the tree. Nah, its me looking up in the tree for my sandwedge after I threw it in disgust.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (t2KH5)

49 Nice muddy field! I'd like to lick the feet of a country girl after she walked across it.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (E5UB0)

50 "Burp" said Teh Barrel.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (LUgeY)

51 That's the worst paste that I've seen in a long while.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (9mTYi)

52 21: "Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood."

Huzzah! Haven't seen that for a while.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (UPYPp)

53 Posted by: Beth M at December 09, 2015 11:53 AM (kiy9d)

Well, my other choices were stating in Missouri or going back to Colorado. After the winters both states have had the last couple of years, I'm happy to accommodate myself to roses and butterflies in December. Have to admit to going into heat-induced hibernation in August though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (GDulk)

54 The US should deny entry to anyone who has visited the barrel.

Posted by: wooga at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (1vktO)

55 Nah, its me looking up in the tree for my sandwedge after I threw it in disgust.

Rueben or roast beef?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (659DL)

56 That's the worst paste that I've seen in a long while.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (9mTYi)


I *thought* it tasted funny.
*burp*

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (M1uf/)

57 If your wood lasts for more than four hours, consult a physician.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (vgIRn)

58 Honestly, as illogical as it may seem, I think it will be such a small jump for irreligious lefties to succumb to the charms of a belief system to archaic, so savage, if any of us is alive 100 years from now we wouldn't recognize this world.


All muslims will have to do is declare that you are an infidel if you deny man made global warming.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (zt+N6)

59 This is a pubic high school, BTW.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (LUgeY)

60 Sorry forgot about that format crap.

Posted by: Kafiroon
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Tell it to the barrel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (9mTYi)

61 TFG giving a speech about 13th amendment.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (FkBIv)

62 firewood!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (7+yyM)

63 I really like today's painting. The colors and the way light glints off the bark.

No rape that I've spotted, though. Tomorrow will need to be double rape.

Posted by: Hillary's alchoholic depression at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (VRc/p)

64 That old oak would have made a fine Barrel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (RU5ki)

65 Tell it to the barrel.

Talk to the bung.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (LUgeY)

66 BBC radio interviewed a Syrian who is in Lebanon now. He fled because he was one of the "moderates" fighting Assad. And he is pro ISIS and he says many of his childhood friends have joined ISIS. That to them, Assad is a bigger problem than ISIS.

ISIS and the community have already purged the Christians. Thats why the are like .3% of the refugees. They are dead. Most these people are fleeing Assad and are pro ISIS

Posted by: ThunderB at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (zOTsN)

67 What an excitingly refreshing landscape. Wonderful find, rdb. Makes you want to be there.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (E5UB0)

68 Rubio will flood the country with undocumented democrats and ten give them the right to vote, while shipping our jobs overseas. Vote repub!

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at December 09, 2015 12:00 PM (COpZ4)

69 Just don't call it a Christmas tree, cuz you'll tick off the muslims. And you won't like ticked off muslims.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 09, 2015 12:00 PM (RU5ki)

70 #33 for thread winner!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 12:01 PM (7+yyM)

71 61 TFG giving a speech about 13th amendment.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (FkBIv)

Why?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:01 PM (fWAjv)

72 66: "ISIS and the community have already purged the Christians. Thats why the are like .3% of the refugees. They are dead."

That is both sad and horrific.

There is no longer a valid reason for not turning that region into a sea of glass.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 12:02 PM (UPYPp)

73 62 firewood!
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (7+yyM)




I got that in college once.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 09, 2015 12:02 PM (vgIRn)

74 oh, 150th anniversary.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:03 PM (fWAjv)

75 anybody know when the French started to track changes in the weather systematically?

Americans got a national weather service going only in 1870, the year this painting was made

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (RGla5)

76 The naked man peering out from behind the tree scares me...

Posted by: Dirty Randy at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (jjaLl)

77 16 countries, all muslim countries, have a travel ban on all israelis

so

fuck them

Posted by: ThunderB at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (zOTsN)

78 74 oh, 150th anniversary.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:03 PM (fWAjv)




Of the blog software?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (vgIRn)

79 So @33 is a type 2 barrel, which is relatively rare. How does one do that? Is it the result of cutting and pasting from particular sites? I only know how to do the type 1 formatting spillover barrel.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (E5UB0)

80
I guess everyone has seen the story about the nun that shot a 10 point buck?

http://tinyurl.com/ndwap3r

I Always Pray the Rosary in My Tree Stand

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (RcpcZ)

81 #71: so he can showcase his blinding ignorance on a different subject?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (7+yyM)

82 There is gold in the ground?!?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (87y4e)

83 LOL.

The CBC is the Conscious of the Congress.

-Pelosi

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (fWAjv)

84 Kafiroon was just enhancing the art post by demonstrating effective use of white space.

Funny thing: HTML specs call for multiple line-feeds or line feeds and blanks (spaces) to be compressed into just one line-feed IIRC. Not that any browsers do it, because, bad coders must be accommodated.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at December 09, 2015 12:05 PM (SAhpk)

85 Vic @ 48- Why would you throw your sammich up in a tree? Oh, I get it. Miracle Whip.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (b+df9)

86 84: "bad coders must be accommodated."

You misspelled defenestrated.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (UPYPp)

87
There might be a nun in that tree!

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (RcpcZ)

88 don't be making me laugh out loud at work here, you morons

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (WjXce)

89 Obama's talking now about the 150th anniversary of ending slavery.

Not exactly putting it behind him.

The world sure would be a better place without all these white people.

Posted by: jwest at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (Zs4uk)

90 Christians that didnt leave by 2013 are dead

Posted by: ThunderB at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (zOTsN)

91 ISIS and the community have already purged the Christians. Thats why the are like .3% of the refugees. They are dead. Most these people are fleeing Assad and are pro ISIS
Posted by: ThunderB
------------------------------------------------------
Yeah. I don't get why people in the west have such a hard on, such an obsession to stock up on the Muzz. Maybe Europe does it because of residual antisemitism, but why us?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (E5UB0)

92 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at December 09, 2015 12:07 PM (GwIKd)

93 That's the worst paste that I've seen in a long while.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM


But far from the worst. Somebody once cut and pasted the entire contents of a thread into a single comment box.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 12:07 PM (7v/r5)

94 8 Oak Island and there is gold in the ground?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (WXMJz)
---
Probably not, least not anymore, but hey treasure hunts can be fun.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 12:07 PM (MbrzC)

95 So much for the disagreement at work theory. Also the FBI confirms that
the background check on Tashfeen was useless.


http://tinyurl.com/o3twefg (goes to LAT)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 12:07 PM (oKE6c)

96 "There might be a nun in that tree!"

did she get a nut?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 12:07 PM (7+yyM)

97 And where in the world does slavery still exist?


Oh, that's right, muslim countries.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 12:07 PM (Z/8dZ)

98 All muslims will have to do is declare that you are an infidel if you deny man made global warming.
Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (zt+N6)


Maybe. Or it might just be "believe in *this* or die," and without any moral bearings to tell them otherwise, they will.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:08 PM (Dj0WE)

99 That oak tree is racist and anyone who supports it is unfit to hold elected office.
Posted by: wooga at December 09, 2015 11:52 AM (1vktO)


Not only that, but they are handing the election to Hillary.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 09, 2015 12:08 PM (b0NwW)

100 That's a good climbing tree, a little scraggly, but I don't like this painting.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:08 PM (2x3L+)

101 There's a mighty storm a-coming,


whether or not you prayed for rain!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 09, 2015 12:08 PM (ftVQq)

102 91: "but why us?"

For the far left, it is a means to add to the anti-Christian population.

For the slightly less left, it is a means to suck up and appear as moral equals to the far left.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 12:08 PM (UPYPp)

103 #89 - Has Obama mentioned anything about the slavery that is ongoing in Muslim dominated countries?

Posted by: Cheri at December 09, 2015 12:09 PM (oiNtH)

104 Goats love oak leaves. They taste like candy to them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 12:09 PM (iQIUe)

105 No yellow ribbons. Fail.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2015 12:09 PM (l/N7H)

106 Maybe Europe does it because of residual antisemitism, but why us?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (E5UB0)


The hidden in the bowels of the LASLimes 'The Rashid Kalidi Dinner tape'. Our Preezy is pretty much a Jew hater, so there's an answer.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (Lc+NQ)

107 #WASTF
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


I'm so out of the loop I don't know what WASTF stands for!

Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (jBuUi)

108 Can trees have elbows?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (r65B3)

109 FRJ: ...Somebody once cut and pasted the entire contents of a thread into a single comment box.

Think that was jwest just a couple of days ago. Wasn't the first time, though. Always a major embarreling. I think jwest may still be in there, stuck to the bottom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - historically at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (SAhpk)

110 90 Christians that didnt leave by 2013 are dead

Posted by: ThunderB at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (zOTsN)
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Pretty much.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (MbrzC)

111 does Present-Snit Obola understand that the 13th was written and approved by a bunch of bitter clingy white males?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (7+yyM)

112 Ugh, zippy trying to spank imaginary bigotry. Does anyone still listen to the crank anymore?

Posted by: Childish twink at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (2X7pN)

113 BBC radio interviewed a Syrian who is in Lebanon now. He fled because he was one of the "moderates" fighting Assad. And he is pro ISIS and he says many of his childhood friends have joined ISIS. That to them, Assad is a bigger problem than ISIS.

This is what so many don't understand. There's a post on FB making the rounds purportedly by someone wounded in a terror attack saying, basically, "blaming all Mohammedans for terrorists is like blaming all Christians for the KKK," which is stupid on its face, but whatever.

The problem is that so many people think that a) the plural of "anecdote" must be "data" and b) that American Mohammedans are representative of Mohammedans world-wide. They aren't. In fact, if I recall the results of various surveys properly, they're about 180 degrees off of what Mohammedans world-wide believe. A majority of American Mohammedans completely reject terror (though not a big enough majority for my comfort), whereas a majority of Mohammedans world-wide accept or even actively support terror.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:11 PM (M1uf/)

114 Obama's talking now about the 150th anniversary of ending slavery.

Not exactly putting it behind him.

The world sure would be a better place without all these white people.
Posted by: jwest at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (Zs4uk)


The white people are the ones that ended slavery.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 09, 2015 12:11 PM (b0NwW)

115 We Are So Totally/Terribly Fucked
#WASTF

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:11 PM (2x3L+)

116 I think jwest may still be in there, stuck to the bottom.
Posted by: mindful webworker - historically at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (SAhpk)


He probably likes it there.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:11 PM (Dj0WE)

117 "There might be a nun in that tree!"

Watch out for that tree!

Posted by: George of the jungle at December 09, 2015 12:12 PM (FkBIv)

118 Looking at Breitbart's home page. Seeing ironies in the headlines including:

Shep Smith at Fox News says that Trump represents "the worst, darkest part of all that is America." Meanwhile his Boss Of All Bosses, Rubert Murdoch, is kind of on board with Trump's Muslim immigration moratorium.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confidant of both the Obamans and the Clintons, is in trouble. Now this to me is Worst and Darkest: an organized effort to lie and cover-up an outrageous police shooting to win an election.

Defense Secretary Carter just testified that "we have not contained ISIS".

Pam Geller, sponsor of the Draw Mohammed contest and target of an ISIS-inspired assassination attempt ON AMERICAN SOIL, says that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama Administration. I note that CAIR, the political arm of the Brotherhood, enjoys a 501 tax exemption.

Merkel is Time's Man of the Year. Let's see how letting in a million refugees works out for Germany.




Posted by: Ignoramus at December 09, 2015 12:12 PM (r1fLd)

119 I'm so out of the loop I don't know what WASTF stands for!

Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (jBuUi)

Google it



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:12 PM (fWAjv)

120 For the slightly less left, it is a means to suck up and appear as moral equals to the far left.

Mission accomplished. Both groups are now monsters.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 12:13 PM (9krrF)

121 We Are So Terribly Fucked, as you so succinctly point out here all the time.

BTW, I follow you on Disqus. You're the only one I do. Of course, I only use it when I find something particularly in need of my brilliant comments, which isn't very often these days.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:13 PM (LUgeY)

122 Angela Merkel deserves our respect for being chosen as Time Magazine's Person of the Year, and for throwing her country ... and the rest of Europe ... off of the immigrant cliff.
How to be, Angela, keep up the really special work. Now if you would only put that kind of effort into combating climate change, the whole world would be a much better place for immigrants. Some may not think that Time Magazine is important, and that your award is empty, but they are just racists!

Posted by: goon at December 09, 2015 12:13 PM (gy5kE)

123 Now this to me is Worst and Darkest: an organized effort to lie and cover-up an outrageous police shooting to win an election.
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Now this to me is Worst and Darkest: an organized effort to lie and cover-up an outrageous embassy massacre to win an election.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 12:14 PM (MbrzC)

124 Has Obama mentioned anything about the slavery that is ongoing in Muslim dominated countries?

Haven't seen a hastag since #bringbackouthymens when Boko Harem kidnapped 200 school girls? Must've slipped his mind.

Posted by: Childish twink at December 09, 2015 12:14 PM (2X7pN)

125 115 We Are So Totally/Terribly Fucked
#WASTF
Posted by: L, Elle


Thx!

And yes, we are.

Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 12:14 PM (jBuUi)

126 Next up for Merkel: Nobel Peace Prize, baby. Oh yeah

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (2x3L+)

127 #WASTF see comment #82 here: http://minx.cc:1080/?post=352127

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (7+yyM)

128 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 12:09 PM (iQIUe)

Goats also loves them some dogwood leaves and berries!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (ftVQq)

129 the 150th anniversary of ending slavery...

Ulp. I seem to remember the 100th... I was young, though...

Posted by: mindful webworker - creak, groan at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (SAhpk)

130 Posted by: Ed Anger at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (RcpcZ)

According to Weasel Zippers the original site pulled the story due to the vile hate spewed in the comments. I really think it is a mistake for sites to do that since it only encourages such bad behavior. I can see closing the comments, and adding an editor's explanation, but removing the story all together means the proglodytes won.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (GDulk)

131 Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (2x3L+)

At least she will have accomplished something. It won't be anything *good* but it will be an accomplishment. As opposed to the SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:16 PM (M1uf/)

132
Hey remember when the media was scoffing at people when they said the WH and State Dept. left those at Benghazi to die?

yeah, me too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 09, 2015 12:16 PM (ODxAs)

133 Person of the Year:

Anyone who still reads our irrelevant publication

Posted by: Time, inc. at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (2X7pN)

134 Honestly, as illogical as it may seem, I think it will be such a small jump for irreligious lefties to succumb to the charms of a belief system to archaic, so savage, if any of us is alive 100 years from now we wouldn't recognize this world.

--

Sharia - better or worse than Communism? Discuss.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (cbfNE)

135 >>says that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama Administration.


A LOT of sketchy imams have visited the WH to meet w/Obama and/or Jarrett. And then there's his community policing efforts, that get organizations involved w/police and troubled youth to set them on the right path. You guessed it: mosques and imams directly involved.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (NOIQH)

136 121 We Are So Terribly Fucked, as you so succinctly point out here all the time.

BTW, I follow you on Disqus. You're the only one I do. Of course, I only use it when I find something particularly in need of my brilliant comments, which isn't very often these days.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


Wow, I have a Discus fan! How disorienting. Even I don't follow myself on Discus.

But yes, you are correct about the WASTF.

Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (jBuUi)

137 Maybe Merkel letting in all the savages and watching the tragic and predictable consequences unfold in real time will finally bring about the much needed Muslim backlash across the globe.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (2x3L+)

138 I'm so out of the loop I don't know what WASTF stands for!
Posted by: zombie at December 09, 2015 12:10 PM (jBuUi)

Google it


I googled it and came up with ten pages of nothing.
Then two posts down came the answer.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 09, 2015 12:18 PM (FkBIv)

139 Hey remember when the media was scoffing at people when they said the WH and State Dept. left those at Benghazi to die?

I remember that a few here bought it, too. Of course, to me, the fact of urgent availability of rescue was very much secondary. The primary problem was Ambassador Stevens' repeated requests for additional security which were all ignored, and the fact that Hillary (and certainly TFG) not only had to be aware that the Benghazi Consulate did not have adequate (State Department minimum required) security, but had to have specifically granted an exception to allow the consulate to operate without that security.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:19 PM (M1uf/)

140 * waves to AllenG *
I've missed you. Glad to see you here. Hope all is well.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:19 PM (2x3L+)

141 85
Vic @ 48- Why would you throw your sammich up in a tree? Oh, I get it. Miracle Whip.


Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (b+df9)

LOL, back when I still played golf I had hit a perfect drive off the T-box down to the middle of the fairway around a tree that blocked a direct shot to the green from the t-box. I was about 75 - 80 yards to the green. Pulled out my trusty sand wedge and proceeded to skull the ball across the green and the road behind the green out of bounds.

Dropped a new ball and did the same thing again. That's when the loud oath and club flinging occurred. Club wound up in the top of a very tall pine tree and remained there until Hugo came through and blew the tree down.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 09, 2015 12:19 PM (t2KH5)

142 It's gone now. We made a bucket out of it.


The Old Oaken Bucket in the Samuel Woodworth poem is in Scituate, Massachusetts, which is God's chosen place.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 09, 2015 12:19 PM (1xUj/)

143 Bourbon is aged in the old oak barrels. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (Jj/2n)

144 Okay, is soothsayer banned or not? He was posting downstairs. I didn't hang around long enough to see if his posts got disappeared.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (2x3L+)

145 So...no statements on Pearl Harbor anniversary, but on end of slavery.
Always gotta remind us what a terrible country this is.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

146 Sharia - better or worse than Communism? Discuss.

Worse. Communism may not allow me to worship God (at least, in public) but it won't kill me for not worshiping Ba'al.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (M1uf/)

147 rdbrewer - the link in the smartphones article to Telegraph links to your painting above.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (so+oy)

148 That picture of Hillary on NewsBusters: "what, me worry"

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (T3Tpd)

149 I'm sorry, but that tree thing up top is dreadful. Despair and gloom and dejection. Just what the Holiday Season is all about. Still love ya, rdbrewer. But it wouldn't hurt to have some happy happy around here.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (dFi94)

150 Wow, I have a Discus fan! How disorienting. Even I don't follow myself on Discus.


The spins will stop once you get some coffee in you and have something to eat.

Oh, wait, that's a hangover cure. Nevermind.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (LUgeY)

151 "says that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama Administration."

Yeah. Obama.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (Z/8dZ)

152
According to Weasel Zippers the original site pulled the story due to the vile hate spewed in the comments.
...
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (GDulk)


I believe it. So many people hate the wrong things.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (RcpcZ)

153 Sharia - better or worse than Communism? Discuss.
Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (cbfNE)


In some ways, I think the commies were/are terribly naive.


If it must be said again, here it is: the modern radical Islam movement was in bed with the German nazis. They learned at their feet. Whereas modern American leftism learned at the feet of German commies.


Since both sides respond to raw power, I suspect the nazis, in their greater evil, will accumulate more raw power, and thus subsume the commies. Eventually. As they likely would have in WWII, had we (and the Brits and Canadicans and Aussies, of course) not been there to stop them.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (Dj0WE)

154 "But it wouldn't hurt to have some happy happy around here."

Here's a fun song my husband sent me.

http://youtu.be/cxtLytp95gw

Stick around to the end.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 12:22 PM (Z/8dZ)

155 I've missed you. Glad to see you here. Hope all is well.

Awww. I've missed y'all too.

Unfortunately, the only reason I'm here is that I'm home sick (pro tip: don't get viral bronchitis, it sucks). So, tomorrow, if all goes well, I'll be back at work and therefore mostly incommunicado.

I do drop by to lurk from time-to-time, though.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:22 PM (M1uf/)

156 139
Hey remember when the media was scoffing at people when they said the WH and State Dept. left those at Benghazi to die?



I remember that a few here bought it, too. Of course, to me, the
fact of urgent availability of rescue was very much secondary. The
primary problem was Ambassador Stevens' repeated requests for additional
security which were all ignored, and the fact that Hillary (and
certainly TFG) not only had to be aware that the Benghazi Consulate did
not have adequate (State Department minimum required) security, but had
to have specifically granted an exception to allow the consulate to
operate without that security.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:19 PM (M1uf/)


*****************
Everyone who works in the region knows to be on high alert on every September 11. There had to have been a quick reaction force somewhere, and if there wasn't, that was incredibly incompetent.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (5f5bM)

157 Yo, Ace, RSM's talkin' about ya...

http://tinyurl.com/o8soaqd

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (9krrF)

158 >>>Next up for Merkel: Nobel Peace Prize, baby. Oh yeah
Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:15 PM (2x3L+)<<<

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

No way! Not after all that bending over I did for the Iranians. I'll cut a bitch.

Posted by: Lurch Kerry at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (H9MG5)

159 Sharia - better or worse than Communism?

Yes.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (Jj/2n)

160 So when will be the next time a Jihadraptor ruins Gaylord playing ring master to a flea circus?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (WXMJz)

161 Okay, is soothsayer banned or not? He was posting downstairs. I didn't hang around long enough to see if his posts got disappeared.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:20 PM (2x3L+)


Why would he be banned?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (Dj0WE)

162 The left approaches the Muzz issue deductively. They start out with the axiom: "All human beings are essentially the same". This to them is a beautiful thought. So if Muslims are angry and violent, they must have a legitimate reason to be angry and violent. If we treat them nicely they will behave like normal, decent people.

We approach the Muzz issue empirically. How have they behaved in the past? How do they behave now? What are the precise circumstances in play, when they commit this or that action?

The left takes something to be axiomatic that can only be determined by inspection.

And what's worse they confuse a moral virtue (always think the best of someone until proven otherwise) with their fake axiom (always think the best of group X no matter what they do). Hence they make willful blindness into a moral virtue. And since moral precepts are absolute, they are not willing to discuss or ever consider changing their position on the issue.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (E5UB0)

163 I'd like to have a dollar for every picture of Trump, that is headlined on CNN!

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (T3Tpd)

164 >>
Sharia - better or worse than Communism? Discuss.

Worse for women, that's for sure - FMG, honor killings, stonings, rape, burkas, many places, no everyday things like school, driving, working outside of the home, etc..

Oh, and then there's the public beheadings and whatnot....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (NOIQH)

165 Christians that didnt leave by 2013 are dead

Posted by: ThunderB at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (zOTsN)
=============================================

There are small pockets of them in and around Syria. I read a story this morning of about 115 Christians being held by ISIS, who released a handful of them a couple days ago, including two young boys.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:25 PM (dFi94)

166 Communism just shoots you, starves you, puts you in mental wards, or the Gulags.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 12:25 PM (WXMJz)

167 Why would he be banned?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (Dj0WE)


Safe Space violation.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 09, 2015 12:25 PM (zc3Db)

168 Oh, and then there's the public beheadings and whatnot..

Yes, those are unconscionable.

Posted by: Zombie Pol Pot at December 09, 2015 12:26 PM (Jj/2n)

169 I hate to beat a dead horse, I know this was already discussed in previous threads, but:

If there's a cob reading this, would you guys consider un-banning Soothsayer?

He's never been a favorite of mine -- I think he and I have disagreed about quite a bit. And he was acting like a dick in the overnight thread. And it seems like a lot of people have been really shitty with cobs lately -- someone even went after Y-not over the weekend, inexplicably. But, as someone who's been banished from at least 10 or 12 sites myself, I really hate to see that happen to anyone, but particularly to someone who's usually a reasonable commenter, with a long tenure..

Are bannings here permanent, or temporary?

Posted by: Pastafarian at December 09, 2015 12:26 PM (LqrRo)

170 149: "I'm sorry, but that tree thing up top is dreadful. Despair and gloom and dejection."

Weird, but I don't get that impression at all. Looks just like my back yard around sunset.

Very peaceful and relaxing. But then my backyard is in Seguin.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 12:26 PM (UPYPp)

171 Sonofa....

This holiday season a Houston-based company is rewarding its workers with a major bonus.

Hilcorp has 1,381 employees total, and all of them were given a one-hundred thousand dollar bonus to top off an excellent year.




To put it in context, that is what Moo Moo makes per hour

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:26 PM (fWAjv)

172 Why would he be banned?
Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (Dj0WE)

He was spreading whatever it was that killed Buzzion.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 09, 2015 12:27 PM (vgIRn)

173
Barack Obama birthed the Donald Trump movement.

-Rush Limbaugh

Posted by: Doctor Fish at December 09, 2015 12:27 PM (OiFtZ)

174 Safe Space violation.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 09, 2015 12:25 PM (zc3Db)


#SSLM*?


*soothsayerlivesmatter

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:27 PM (Dj0WE)

175 He was banned last night on the ONT. Maet was in a bad mood and said don't piss him off. Sooth got snarky and went and pissed him off. Then, banned

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:27 PM (2x3L+)

176 Everyone who works in the region knows to be on high alert on every September 11. There had to have been a quick reaction force somewhere, and if there wasn't, that was incredibly incompetent.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (5f5bM)


Incompetence and Hillary make a powerful team!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 09, 2015 12:28 PM (ftVQq)

177 >>Yo, Ace, RSM's talkin' about ya...

Standing, and....in pants?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 12:28 PM (NOIQH)

178 Weird, but I don't get that impression at all. Looks just like my back yard around sunset.



Very peaceful and relaxing. But then my backyard is in Seguin.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 12:26 PM (UPYPp)
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I could stand some more tree paintings if they had sporting dogs milling around in them. Other than that, I'm holding out for water lilies. Or dancing cats.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:28 PM (dFi94)

179 Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (E5UB0)

I'm reminded of the discourse on "a carefully coached conscience" versus "moral sense" from Starship Troopers. The idea that man is an animal, and no wishful thinking will change that. If you want someone to behave morally, you have to coach them - often through punishment - in moral behavior.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:29 PM (M1uf/)

180 He was banned last night on the ONT. Maet was in a bad mood and said don't piss him off. Sooth got snarky and went and pissed him off. Then, banned
Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:27 PM (2x3L+)


Yeah, and it's not Maetenloch's website, as far as I know.


Maybe someone should remind him of that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:29 PM (Dj0WE)

181 *sigh*

The Horde can't have good things[tm]...

You are making me happy to miss the ONTs if they are now such un-fun riots.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 12:29 PM (WXMJz)

182 Barack Obama birthed the Donald Trump movement.

-Rush Limbaugh


I hadn't thought of Donald Trump's Hair in that way before, but yeah, he's right.

TFP has done a lot to destroy the Prog/Dims in a short period of time, something that the National Party of Stoopid has yet to capitalize on.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:29 PM (LUgeY)

183 That's when the loud oath and club flinging occurred. Club wound up in the top of a very tall pine tree and remained there until Hugo came through and blew the tree down. Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 09, 2015 12:19 PM

Live not far from a golf course and occasionally don backpack and traipse through the woods retrieving hundreds of balls in mere minutes. It's always finding the wedges, the putters, and the drivers that make me chuckle.

It's like throwing the gun away because you missed the target. People don't do that. In golf it almost seems to be encouraged. Missed the putt? You're not really, really mad unless you chuck a hundred dollar or more piece of equipment into the woods.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (7v/r5)

184 But I thought Sooth was un-banned? He was serving appetizers on the last thread.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (dFi94)

185 Posted by: Doctor Fish at December 09, 2015 12:27 PM (OiFtZ)

Well, he's not wrong...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (M1uf/)

186 Honestly, as illogical as it may seem, I think it will be such a small jump for irreligious lefties to succumb to the charms of a belief system to archaic, so savage, if any of us is alive 100 years from now we wouldn't recognize this world.


Western civilization may find pockets in which to survive, but it's going to be hard, brutal survival.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 11:56 AM (Dj0WE)

It's not illogical at all. The lefties are going to have a crisis of their faith and look for something else. That something else is going to be Islam because they hate Christianity. And then all of those things that were just fine a few years earlier will be haram.

Posted by: WOPR at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (LTDSy)

187 something that the National Party of Stoopid has yet to capitalize on.
---
The other co-birther of the DT movement.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (MbrzC)

188 If he is banned, can we get him unbanned? He has come to my defense more than once when people here jumped on me.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (2x3L+)

189 Safe Space violation.


That should be punishable by public hanging.

Posted by: U of Missou Snowflake at December 09, 2015 12:31 PM (Jj/2n)

190 They really pulled the buck-hunting nun story just because of jerk comments? That's painful.

Glad it was still up on the link posted here.

When we moved back to rural OK from urban Chicago a bit over two decades ago, the tenant-neighbor's son-in-law came to me to talk about his deer management. I stopped him, gathered the city-bred kids around, and asked him to tell them all about it.

Where he had his blind, being a bow hunter, tracking down wounded-not-killed deer, keeping out the drunk hunters wandering in from neighboring ranches, necessity of keeping the deer population down, the whole thing. It was great and I was so glad the kids got the lecture as soon as we got here.

Been thinking I ought to ask him to go through it again, for a video.

Posted by: mindful webworker - eek o logically at December 09, 2015 12:32 PM (SAhpk)

191 Grammie, is anyone throwing you a bridal shower? So happy for you?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:32 PM (2x3L+)

192 Safe Space violation.



That should be punishable by public hanging.


Posted by: U of Missou Snowflake at December 09, 2015 12:31 PM (Jj/2n)
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We could use the tree up top.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:32 PM (dFi94)

193


Almost 200 comments in, and you reprobates haven't found the sniper yet? Or are you all looking for the kitteh? Pansies.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2015 12:33 PM (gwpf+)

194 The lefties here are going to be like the Turks I saw in Anthony Bordain's episode there: the Turks keep voting for Sharia, but for some reason believe booze won't be banned.

(It's funny, just how much of Turkish culture revolves around drinking culture).

And I'm perfectly fine hanging around the morning and gun threads, TYVM.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:33 PM (W2YA6)

195 It's not illogical at all. The lefties are going to have a crisis of their faith and look for something else. That something else is going to be Islam because they hate Christianity. And then all of those things that were just fine a few years earlier will be haram.
Posted by: WOPR at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (LTDSy)


Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking. What I mean by illogical is that they will come to believe what the formerly claimed to be diametrically opposed to in the past, and they won't blink an eye at giving up their previously sacred beliefs. Like respect for teh wimminz and such.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (Dj0WE)

196 Everyone who works in the region knows to be on high alert on every September 11. There had to have been a quick reaction force somewhere, and if there wasn't, that was incredibly incompetent.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 09, 2015 12:23 PM (5f5bM)

There was.

http://tinyurl.com/zpajawj

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (fWAjv)

197 Nobody ever should feel unsafe. It's in the Constitution.

Posted by: U of Missou Snowflake at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (Jj/2n)

198 I'm holding out for water lilies. Or dancing cats.

I'm with you on the water lilies. If cats are dancing, something really bad happened.

Posted by: no good deed at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (GgxVX)

199 Grammie, is anyone throwing you a bridal shower? So happy for you
Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:32 PM (2x3L+)
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Oh Lord I hope not. I have enough crap as it is. Thanks for your kind thoughts though. Actually, instead of gifts we are asking our friends and family to donate to a couple of mission groups we support. They could use it a lot more than we could use another gravy boat.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (dFi94)

200 Rush is en fuego today!

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (9xSC1)

201 A thread shutdown one night, then a banning of veteran moron the next?


Maybe someone needs some time off.


Then again, I'm poor, and that's a sin, so....

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 09, 2015 12:34 PM (vgIRn)

202 4 ::glares::

fine i will take my second.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (AkOaV)



Who are you challenging to a duel?

Posted by: rickl at December 09, 2015 12:35 PM (zoehZ)

203 Almost 200 comments in, and you reprobates haven't found the sniper yet? Or are you all looking for the kitteh? Pansies.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur

Fooled ya all. It's a drone....

Posted by: Bruce at December 09, 2015 12:35 PM (8ikIW)

204 Grammie winger is getting married??

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 09, 2015 12:35 PM (9xSC1)

205 193






Almost 200 comments in, and you reprobates haven't found the sniper yet? Or are you all looking for the kitteh? Pansies.

it's a no go zone

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 12:35 PM (0O7c5)

206 they won't blink an eye at giving up their previously sacred beliefs. Like respect for teh wimminz and such.

That's just the point, though. They don't *have* any sacred beliefs. They certainly don't respect women, however much they may claim otherwise. When the whole of your world view comes down to "what's good for me?" it's really easy to accept Mohammedanism and Sharia when the other option is death or slavery.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:36 PM (M1uf/)

207 Vic @ 141- Yeah Hugo took a bunch of stuff down, didn't it? Was actually in Key West when it came through, but was in on the clean-up (did not see your club). Our battalion was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for that one. Pretty medal, but we would have done it for nothing. What a mess. Not my favorite hurricane.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2015 12:36 PM (b+df9)

208 Grammie winger is getting married??


Posted by: OregonMuse at December 09, 2015 12:35 PM (9xSC1)
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Yeah. Surprised me too.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:37 PM (dFi94)

209 grammie, you should mention the missions here. I'll throw them some money. I'm having a good year financially.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:37 PM (2x3L+)

210 PB & J for lunch. Why am I only now learning that Blueberry Jelly exists? After years of grape, raspberry and strawberry, I've finally stumbled on the perfect jelly. Like having a blueberry pie for lunch.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 09, 2015 12:37 PM (2cS/G)

211
In an effort to generate some media buzz and improve my pole numbers,, I'll be sporting some camel toe on the campaign trail. Hey I've got me some serious pterodactyl type piss flaps, so might as well use 'em.....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 09, 2015 12:37 PM (HSmrB)

212 Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, and Pam Geller just called to agree with you, AllenG.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:37 PM (W2YA6)

213 Seem to remember the Navy looking into some of the old oaks taken down by Hugo. They were looking for possible fits for use in the USS Constitution.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2015 12:38 PM (b+df9)

214 Congrats grammie!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 12:38 PM (fWAjv)

215
The lefties here are going to be like the Turks I saw in Anthony
Bordain's episode there: the Turks keep voting for Sharia, but for some
reason believe booze won't be banned.

My next door neighbor is from Turkey. He's American born, wife is from Turkey. He drinks beer and wine, definably a back sliding Muslim....

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 12:38 PM (T3Tpd)

216 Reality has a funny habit of punching people in the dick. I look forward to it happening to the Turks.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:40 PM (W2YA6)

217 But I thought Sooth was un-banned? He was serving appetizers on the last thread.
Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:30 PM (dFi94)

-----

Ahhhhh.... the old "clean out the litter box and feed em to the posters" gag.

Oldie but a goodie.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 12:40 PM (8XRCm)

218 grammie, you should mention the missions here. I'll throw them some money. I'm having a good year financially.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:37 PM (2x3L+)
=================================================

One is the organization I always have in my nic - Persecution. Org, more commonly known as The Voice of the Martyrs. They help Christians who are under severe persecution.
The other is Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, particularly their women's and children's ministries. I've been involved with them as far back as the 80's. They do wonderful work.
Even a dollar can do wonders. God bless you.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:41 PM (dFi94)

219 Another gorgeous painting, rd.

So, the plot thickens in San Bernidino. Just read the FBI statements before Congressional committee re: the recent terrorism. The wife of the weird neighbor, Marquez, he of wacko face in mental institution since Wed and suspected of buying guns...well, the wife is a relative of Farook's brother's wife. All were witnesses at their wedding. Hmmm. And this is the brother who served in US Navy.

I am back to deport them all.

Also seeing that President Carter prevented anyone from Iran from entering country during hostage situation, which was somehow ended as soon as President Reagan won election. But, I guess, that is ok as he is a Democrat? xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 09, 2015 12:41 PM (7lqMl)

220 Oh, that's why Moron's are so nuts: it's the toxoplasmosis Sooth's been feeding us all these years.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:41 PM (W2YA6)

221 Back in September 2015, the American anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman was denied a visa to travel to Australia where he was to give a talk "Save the babies down under." Pro-choice activists in Australia claimed that Newman had in the past called for the murder of abortion doctors, which Newman denied.

Free speech and free travel for thee, but maybe not for me.

I'm actually agnostic on abortion, but I do draw the line at infanticide.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 09, 2015 12:42 PM (r1fLd)

222 My next door neighbor is from Turkey. He's American born, wife is from Turkey. He drinks beer and wine, definably a back sliding Muslim....

That's another thing no one ever addresses, many of these "Moderate" Mohammedans are as devout about their claimed religion as my openly agnostic Catholic friend (he'll admit he's waaaaay lapsed). They're Mohammedan by label, but not in fact.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:42 PM (M1uf/)

223 207
Vic @ 141- Yeah Hugo took a bunch of stuff down, didn't it? Was actually
in Key West when it came through, but was in on the clean-up (did not
see your club). Our battalion was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal
for that one. Pretty medal, but we would have done it for nothing. What
a mess. Not my favorite hurricane.


Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2015 12:36 PM (b+df9)

What was funny was a friend of mine at work was the one who got it out of the tree when he was playing through after the hurricane. Had to get it re-gripped because it was up there for about a year.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 09, 2015 12:42 PM (t2KH5)

224 So this is funny. I'm looking for doll stuff for my 7 year old. There are all sorts of new dolls on the market to compete with Barbie. Most have a goofy feminist twist.

Anyway, there's a brand called MC2 that comes with science experiments. I was looking at them and couldn't figure out why they felt so familiar.

So I googled them. Yeah, they're just Bratz dolls with science shit tacked on. I can just see the meeting that created them "uh, these feminist moms are all pissy about our dolls being suggestive and bad for women and shit." "What if we put her in glasses and give her a beaker?"

"Fucking brilliant, Adams. Bonus time for you. And blow. Lots of blow."

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 12:43 PM (Z/8dZ)

225 Oh, and congratulations, Grammie. Or, as Corinne Brown would say, 'gradulations."

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 09, 2015 12:43 PM (7lqMl)

226
Sharia - better or worse than Communism? Discuss.

Worse for women, that's for sure - FMG, honor killings, stonings, rape, burkas, many places, no everyday things like school, driving, working outside of the home, etc..

Oh, and then there's the public beheadings and whatnot....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 12:24 PM (NOIQH)







With the exception of the particular execution method (firing squads, pistol shots to the back of the neck in a dank basement with sandbag walls vs beheading, and pistol shots to the back of the neck in an arid desert next to a big hole in the ground) I'm not seeing too much of a difference between the two.

Except that commies are somewhat more adept with any technology more advanced than a Kalashnikov.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2015 12:43 PM (gwpf+)

227 Oak Island and there is gold in the ground?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (WXMJz)
There's actually some pretty compelling evidence that the "Oak Island Mystery" was a hoax.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 12:43 PM (X6fMO)

228 From what I saw, Sooth irritated Maet FBoFW. Maet said cut it out or I'll ban you. Sooth poked further. So, Maet banned him with a "toldja so."

I saw Sooth again in the last thread, so I guess it was a wrist-slap, not a hard ban.

Someone said it's not Maet's blog. No, but he's in charge of ONT time. You just don't provoke the hosts; never a good idea. Try aggravating the Ewok some time on a grouchy day and see how that works for you.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bloghistorically at December 09, 2015 12:44 PM (SAhpk)

229 Thanks Christy. You're very kind. And also you just reminded me that I guess I'll have to buy makeup. But I draw the line at pantyhose.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (dFi94)

230 About all the MuzBros in this administration, I saw a website not too long ago that listed all of them, the orifices they hold and other such info.

Can't find it anymore.

To my knowledge, this is unprecedented.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (LUgeY)

231 Good news, apparently the GOP/Dem uniparty has passed an overhaul of No Child Left Behind that the President has said he will sign into law.

I'm sure the bill is awesomeness personified.

Anybody know anything about it?

Posted by: Kreplach at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (qgbPQ)

232
Rush just spanked Carly Fiorina for her comments regarding Trump. Carly said that Hillary will wipe the floor with Trump, retake the House and Senate, and win the general election because of Trump's Muslim comments.

Rush blistered her ass!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (OiFtZ)

233 I totally do not know anything about the missing boy scout troop buried under that tree. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Hairy Reid at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (TxJGV)

234 Since both sides respond to raw power, I suspect
the nazis, in their greater evil, will accumulate more raw power, and
thus subsume the commies. Eventually. As they likely would have in
WWII, had we (and the Brits and Canadicans and Aussies, of course)
not been there to stop them.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (Dj0WE)


I think the Commies pose(d) the greater threat, since they were buttressed by ideology, and hence would propagate in time, long after a particular dictator had died.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)

235 Oh... btw for the Praying Morons: I just found out my uncle Robert has been hospitalized for "problems with his heart." I have no more information than that, but such things are never good. No good conversation starts with "so you have problems with your heart..."

The fervent prayer of a righteous man, and all that... we'd appreciate the support.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:46 PM (M1uf/)

236 On the EMT, Carol said she was going to contact Pixy to get Sooth unbanned. She has the contact info from when she was banned.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 12:46 PM (5HBd1)

237 Well I'm sure as hell not first.

Posted by: Weasel at December 09, 2015 12:46 PM (6xtq3)

238 IIRC our federal government law enforcement apparatus is prohibited from noting whether an investigation target is Muslim and that their are other prohibitions on so-called profiling.

Does anyone here know the details.?

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 09, 2015 12:47 PM (r1fLd)

239
232
Rush just spanked Carly Fiorina for her comments regarding Trump. Carly said that Hillary will wipe the floor with Trump, retake the House and Senate, and win the general election because of Trump's Muslim comments.

Rush blistered her ass!


Posted by: Doctor Fish at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (OiFtZ)



Did Fiorina hire Perry's campaign advisors?

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 12:47 PM (zt+N6)

240 "What if we put her in glasses and give her a beaker?"



Give her a beaker? Is that a euphemism?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 12:47 PM (oKE6c)

241 we'd appreciate the support.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:46 PM (M1uf/)
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You bet.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:47 PM (dFi94)

242 From what I saw, Sooth irritated Maet FBoFW. Maet said cut it out or I'll ban you. Sooth poked further. So, Maet banned him with a "toldja so."



In Soviet Amerika, bear pokes you!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 12:48 PM (DKgtk)

243 OT Rant:
It dawned on me that I have been waiting 7 days for a mail order prescription. So I log in to the rx insurance site and check the tracking. The packages went from my metro area on the east coast on Dec 4, disappeared for 4 days, and showed up yesterday at Chicago.So last night I left complaints at both the rx insurance site and USPS.
Local post office person calls me this morning. As far as she can tell there is something wrong with the "address encoding" on the package (maybe the bar code) and she's very sorry but can't really say when it will get here.
Rx insurance, nothing yet. I call them, yell at the voice response menu until I finally get a completely clueless accented customer rep. Basically I am going to get the rx at my local pharmacy for now, wait until next week for the missing one to show up or else call them again. No apologies for whatever they did to screw it up, just a lot of stammering.
Basically Post Office has better customer service than my rx insurance.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 12:48 PM (cbfNE)

244 Good news, apparently the GOP/Dem uniparty has passed an overhaul of No Child Left Behind that the President has said he will sign into law.

I'm sure the bill is awesomeness personified.

Anybody know anything about it?
Posted by: Kreplach at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (qgbPQ)

----

If it passed and Barkys gonna sign it.... Im sure it reads along the lines of "immediate sops to the Teachers Unions to the tune of Billions of dollars, and a nonbinding promise to reform Educational Standards and Practices to be decided by Congress People to be named at a later Session."

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 12:48 PM (8XRCm)

245 If cats are dancing, something really bad happened.

You won't see the dancing cats.

That will only happen after their final victory over us.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 09, 2015 12:48 PM (1xUj/)

246 Prayers up, AllenG.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:48 PM (LUgeY)

247 In Soviet Amerika, bear pokes you!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 12:48 PM (DKgtk)


You're not here for the posting, are you?

Posted by: Soviet Amerika Bear at December 09, 2015 12:49 PM (M1uf/)

248 Seeing how easy it is to get special SJW liberal students worked up into a frenzy and start protesting over every imaginary/hoax racist incident, micro-aggressions, images that upset them, toast shaped like a gun etc... I'm wondering couldn't this be used by some enterprising conservative activist at schools to keep them in a constant state of frenzy until they burn themselves out. If a computer screen image, CBF sticker or hoax tweet manages to shut down a school imagine what some darkly worded but with utterly ridiculous premise flyers posted might do. There is all sort of opportunity for mischief to keep the little dears frantically occupied and searching for racists, misogynists, bigots, homophobes in their midst and in the administrations, which of course would have no choice but to feed the frenzy to meet the demands of PC.

Or is that be excessively cruel and evil?

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 09, 2015 12:49 PM (1BQGO)

249 Oh... btw for the Praying Morons: I just found out my uncle Robert has been hospitalized for "problems with his heart." I have no more information than that, but such things are never good. No good conversation starts with "so you have problems with your heart..."

The fervent prayer of a righteous man, and all that... we'd appreciate the support.



You got it!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 12:49 PM (DKgtk)

250 Or is that be excessively cruel and evil?

It's dirty, sneaky and underhanded.

I like it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:51 PM (LUgeY)

251 The short-form answer to what NCLB part deux I've been seeing, is it moves control back to the states.

Which, I'll believe when I see it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:51 PM (W2YA6)

252 Random

If you had an Easy Bake Oven, would you be able to get the correct light bulb for it anymore?

Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015 12:51 PM (3ZtZW)

253 Who else is old enough to remember how the Democrats were in the Reagan Era.

When they insisted that anti-Communist rhetoric was dangerous and would provoke the Soviets to attack.

When they insisted that most Soviets were just like you and me and didn't wish us harm.

When they insisted (and they still do) that Communism was a noble ideology, but it was being hijacked and misused.

Does that all seem... familiar?

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (O7MnT)

254 Should there be a special Ring of Hell for people who abandon shopping carts in a parking lot?

Posted by: Weasel at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (6xtq3)

255 Wow, Rush is hitting on all cylinders today.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (LUgeY)

256 Sharia - better or worse than Communism? Discuss.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 12:17 PM (cbfNE)

It should be noted that there is quite a large Iranian Muslim community in the Houston area. This group goes back to the late 1970s, where I first encountered them, when they were mainly college students. I stumbled across a hundred or so of them holding a political meeting just off the University of Houston campus. It was interesting to note that at the house where they were, two photographs in matching frames hung on the wall facing the door. One was of Vladimir Lenin, the other was of the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Not long after this, Iran had it's little revolution, the Shah is overthrown, and Khomeini takes over, thanks in no small measure to the Iranian Communist Party (the "Tudeh Party" it was called).

Come to find out, most of these Muslim revolutionaries, who were studying here on the Shah's dime, never went home. They are still here. Why, you may ask.

Well, it seems that right after Khomeini took power in Iran, he had all the Communists rounded up and thrown off a cliff...literally. An interesting twist, I thought...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (AYY6Y)

257 Prayers, AllenG

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (cbfNE)

258 Patty Murry was prominent in crafting this new "Don't Leave the Kids With Their Parents" bill. So ........

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (dFi94)

259 All the Conventional Wisdom, on both sides, says that Trump is not likely to win the nomination and it is virtually impossible that he would win the general election. I say it's time to put up or shut up. I'm willing to bet real American money that Donald Trump is our next president. And keep in mind that I am approaching this from a pure gambling standpoint.

Reasons:

1) Only Cruz is within striking distance in Iowa and Trump is way ahead in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Clearly, the nomination is Trump's to win or lose. The Conventional Wisdom keeps repeating the same note, that Trump will eventually, inevitably screw up and someone else will ride in and claim the nomination. The massive problem with this theory is that it has so far been wrong 100% of the time. If you are willing to wager your hard-earned dollars on the idea that this wish will finally come true, then I will most definitely take your action.

2) Hillary Clinton will never be able to generate the enthusiasm on the margins that elected Obama. It's never going to happen. The Democrat machine that generated massive turnout for Obama will not be able to repeat the same success. Obama has stolen the "Let's elect the first-ever [blank] president!" thunder. The only people who are super-duper excited to vote for Hillary are middle-aged white ladies. "It's our turn! It's our turn!," they wail, full of their white privilege. Hillary is a terrible campaigner who cannot make a case for her own candidacy other than the fact that she owns a vagina. That Dem +8 turnout advantage is not going to occur. Again, if you have evidence otherwise and are confident in your prediction, please step up and place your bets.

This is not about being for or against Trump. It's just about reality. You might want your team to win on Sunday, and might have lots of good reasons, but there's a reason why the other team is -17.5. Wishing doesn't make that go away.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 09, 2015 12:53 PM (ZgUuK)

260 "Hey I've got me some serious pterodactyl type piss flaps, so might as well use 'em.....



*hic*
"


Wow..burst out laughing at that one..... well done!

Posted by: Dirty Randy at December 09, 2015 12:53 PM (jjaLl)

261 @229...ha. I am not keen on pantyhose, either. But, like Queen Elizabeth's decree with the Duchess and all who are female and royal (and maybe Prince Chuck Ears), thou shalt wear panty hose. This is one of the reason's Catherine's legs look so fabulous...not that they are not fabulous on their own. However, after a "certain age" we need them under dresses as the flower hath bloomed.

I mean, take a gander at some of the older movie star's legs on Daily Mail. Some are riddled with age spots and scars from having pre or cancerous spots frozen. Wrinkled knees. The entire enchilada. Maxi skirts, however, with a Spanx holding it together, bravo (due to opened toed shoes and all). bah. Men have no freaking idea how hard it is to be a woman.

Men, going to couch to watch TV, Bass and Pro Shop, or wedding: get out of bed, scratch things, maybe/maybe not shower and shave. Get into daily wear of sweats, jeans or nice pants wife put out for them. Appropriate shirt and/or jacket. Boom! Done!

I am sure whatever you wear you will look lovely and radiant as only brides can. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (7lqMl)

262
Since both sides respond to raw power, I suspect
the nazis, in their greater evil, will accumulate more raw power, and
thus subsume the commies. Eventually. As they likely would have in
WWII, had we (and the Brits and Canadicans and Aussies, of course)
not been there to stop them.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 09, 2015 12:21 PM (Dj0WE)

I think the Commies pose(d) the greater threat, since they were buttressed by ideology, and hence would propagate in time, long after a particular dictator had died.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 12:45 PM (oKE6c)





The Communists were committed to spread of that ideology in cellular form, with other nations nurturing their own revolutions, as opposed to the Nazis wanting it all under one roof. So, to use a fast food metaphor, Nazism is murder on the corporate ownership model, Communism is murder by franchise ownership.

Actually, I'm not sure it's accurate to say that the Nazis were the greater evil, given that Communism has killed at least ten times the number of people that fascism in all it's forms has.

Not that it matters, because they're both just different flavors of socialism.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (gwpf+)

263 As soon as I read Sooth's reply to Maet's warning, I knew he'd be banned. To be fair to Maet, he has the worst and most thankless job on the blog doing the ONT. He literally has to stay up pretty late and monitor the blog bc of the mischief and sabotage of one particularly nasty troll. And he has done overtime work to find out who this guy is and contain him. He is a master at doing the ONT, but he should get a break and do a more regular gun post. He is very much an expert and bad ass when it comes to guns.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (2x3L+)

264 Give her a beaker? Is that a euphemism?




Posted by: Jay Guevara

Mee Mee Mee Mee Mee

Posted by: Bruce at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (8ikIW)

265 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 12:43 PM (X6fMO)

Really? I wasn't aware of that.

Posted by: HH at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (DrCtv)

266 Oh, I know how hard it is to be a woman, because Mrs. Chupacabra tells me about it all the time.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:55 PM (W2YA6)

267 Should there be a special Ring of Hell for people who abandon shopping carts in a parking lot?

Posted by: Weasel at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (6xtq3)
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Yes! I hate that. They mess up all the parking spots. Whenever there is a cart near me, I put it back in the stall. I don't want anyone thinking it's mine, and that I'm a total shlub.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:55 PM (dFi94)

268 248 Seeing how easy it is to get special SJW liberal students worked up into a frenzy and start protesting over every imaginary/hoax racist incident, micro-aggressions, images that upset them, toast shaped like a gun etc... I'm wondering couldn't this be used by some enterprising conservative activist at schools to keep them in a constant state of frenzy until they burn themselves out.



My comment on the willow end of last thread:
Saw one of those two part pictures on Fb.
Top pic was hags in bags.
Bottom pic was klan members in full dress.
Caption was "Why is this ok, and not this"?

Flood the zone with that and make them chase their tails explaining it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 12:55 PM (DKgtk)

269 Is that a euphemism?

It's euphemisms all the way down.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:55 PM (M1uf/)

270 If you had an Easy Bake Oven, would you be able to get the correct light bulb for it anymore?

Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015 12:51 PM (3ZtZW)

A GE Reveal 100 watt bulb can also be used. only that bulb...Aren't they banned!!!!! /sac

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 12:56 PM (T3Tpd)

271 Patty Murray isn't bright enough to craft a bill on her own.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 12:56 PM (5HBd1)

272 Prayers said for Uncle Robert, AllenG.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 09, 2015 12:56 PM (7lqMl)

273 I am sure whatever you wear you will look lovely and radiant as only brides can. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (7lqMl)
==================================

I'm going to look for fabulous and elegant support socks.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 12:57 PM (dFi94)

274 The miracle of green energy continues:

Solar Firm Lobbies for More Subsidies as Parent Company Admits Insolvency

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 09, 2015 12:58 PM (9YDUz)

275 267 Should there be a special Ring of Hell for people who abandon shopping carts in a parking lot?

Posted by: Weasel at December 09, 2015 12:52 PM (6xtq3)



Mine has some electronic brake that triggers when the cart nears the edge of the parking lot. I gave up trying to put them back.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 09, 2015 12:58 PM (vgIRn)

276 Getting the SJWs riled up on campus?

White male administrators have openly encouraged female students of color to matriculate.

White male professors can ask a female student to show him her thesis.

Posted by: Furious George at December 09, 2015 12:58 PM (3GAnN)

277 >>>> 270 If you had an Easy Bake Oven, would you be able to get the correct light bulb for it anymore?
Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015
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Ahh, the elusive Easy Bake Oven. I always wanted one of those when I was a little kid but never got one.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM (2x3L+)

278 The real "Mystery of Oak Island" is why anybody watches that show.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM (NeFrd)

279 Hold on ... Are you telling me Maet was conscripted into the ONT ranks ? Because I didn't know that was possible.

If there's one thing worse than being an Internet Hall Monitor, it's got to be an Indentured Internet Hall Monitor.

Posted by: Irony at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM (c5Luo)

280 Nice thing about living in the city is they actually cage off the front of the stores so you can't take carts into the parking lot.

Well, I mean it sucks. But, when life hands you lemons, squeeze them in someone else's eye.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM (W2YA6)

281 Mine has some electronic brake that triggers when the cart nears the edge of the parking lot. I gave up trying to put them back.

The homeless are exempt....

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 01:00 PM (T3Tpd)

282 Ahh, the elusive Easy Bake Oven. I always wanted one of those when I was a little kid but never got one.


I never had one, but I had the oven where you squirted something cancerous in molds and it came out as rubber worms and bugs and stuff.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 09, 2015 01:00 PM (1xUj/)

283 >>>> Posted by: Irony at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM
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I dare you to post that on the ONT

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 01:01 PM (2x3L+)

284 Ace up

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 01:01 PM (DKgtk)

285 we'd appreciate the support.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at December 09, 2015 12:46 PM (M1uf/)


Allen, I'm on my second ICD. Heart problems today are survivable. My PA has told me numerous times were it not for modern pharmacology, I'd be dead. I'd wait for a diagnosis. ICDs are now ubiquitous, just like pacemakers were a few years ago, so don't be surprised if your uncle gets one.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 01:01 PM (Lc+NQ)

286 Ahh, the elusive Easy Bake Oven. I always wanted one of those when I was a little kid but never got one.

---

Sister had one. Used it to melt captured plastic toy soldiers.

You may call me..... Kommandant.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 01:02 PM (8XRCm)

287 Really? I wasn't aware of that.Posted by: HH at December 09, 2015 12:54 PM (DrCtv)Oh, yes.http://goo.gl/EMMV6A

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 01:02 PM (X6fMO)

288 Grammie,

I did a long white linen skirt and a Gibson girl blouse in white linen. Sewed it on my 1896 and 1910 treadles. It was fun. The guy that married us and several of the guests were dressed like pirates as was my husband to be. Really, have fun with it!

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 01:02 PM (5HBd1)

289 270 If you had an Easy Bake Oven, would you be able to get the correct light bulb for it anymore?
Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015



Pretty sure the bulbs for those were excluded from the (Republican-authored) light bulb ban. Which is not to say that makes them easy to find.

This is my first winter without normal light bulbs. Let's see how the seasonal affective disorder goes.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 09, 2015 01:02 PM (vgIRn)

290 Yeah Oak Island could very well be a complex hoax with teens seeing mysterious lights and finding that old oak. And the pirates never coming back to shoot the kids. Or maybe the mysterious lights were the Knights Templar removing the hidden treasures and for these past centuries everyone has been drilling an empty hole.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 09, 2015 01:04 PM (WXMJz)

291 @259 I agree with Brewdog. I'm writing the following strictly as a would-be bookie:

1) It's wishful thinking that Trump is capped at 35% among Republican primary voters. A clear majority of these voters want an outsider. In any case, even at 35% Trump is poised to easily win all the early primaries outside of Iowa. He'll beat both Rubio and Bush handily in their home state of Florida.

2) If #1 happens, the Establishment can still play games going into the Convention to deny Trump. But if they do a huge swath of Republicans will stay home in November 2016. The Republicans will get killed all down their tickets.

3) There will be more Holy Sh*t Headlines with Bad News. My over/under for Muslim domestic terrorist incidents between now and next November is three. What's yours? Europe has even more risk.

4) Hillary is an awful candidate, even without the baggage. She couldn't even get through a George Stephanopolous interview. The likes of Cruz and Fiorina can bloody Hillary -- but Trump will savage her.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 09, 2015 01:05 PM (r1fLd)

292 I did a long white linen skirt and a Gibson girl
blouse in white linen. Sewed it on my 1896 and 1910 treadles. It was
fun. The guy that married us and several of the guests were dressed like
pirates as was my husband to be. Really, have fun with it!

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 01:02 PM (5HBd1)
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Wow - that sounds so fun ! I bet your pictures are very cool!

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 01:05 PM (dFi94)

293 Why Lords no L,Elle ... I'd never do that. I might get BANNED ...

... and then have to clear my cookies, reboot my router, and come up with a new nic. A fate far, far worse than death.

Posted by: Irony at December 09, 2015 01:05 PM (c5Luo)

294 And this is the brother who served in US Navy.

I am back to deport them all.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at December 09, 2015 12:41 PM (7lqMl)


MSN calling brother a Decorated Veteran...

Yup... got a couple of medals, the ones you get for showing up to work if on a deployment.

Interesting, he was an IT (Information Tech).. which is a 6 year contract and needs a Top Secret Clearance...

He only served 4 years... which means either discipline or weight problems...

Bride is also Russian... immigration status unknown....

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 09, 2015 01:06 PM (qh617)

295 Yep, most of the guests are my husband's boating friends. The minister wanted everyone to come in nautical clothes. I told him it just wasn't gonna happen. I never expected to have a second wedding. first was back in the 70s

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 01:07 PM (5HBd1)

296 I never expected to have a second wedding. first was back in the 70s

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 01:07 PM (5HBd1)
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Me too. Same - same. Now I have to think of something that tops pirates...... hmmm

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 01:08 PM (dFi94)

297 Ah, yes: the Mattel Thingmaker Creepy Crawlers set. And yes, that goop probably was carcinogenic (and yet we somehow survived/thrived!).

Posted by: Al Shabbah at December 09, 2015 01:09 PM (dez06)

298 Did Fiorina hire Perry's campaign advisors?

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 12:47 PM (zt+N6)
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Probably.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 01:09 PM (MbrzC)

299 248 Seeing how easy it is to get special SJW liberal students worked up
into a frenzy and start protesting over every imaginary/hoax racist
incident, micro-aggressions, images that upset them, toast shaped like a
gun etc... I'm wondering couldn't this be used by some enterprising
conservative activist at schools to keep them in a constant state of
frenzy until they burn themselves out.




Fatigue the response? Good idea.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 01:10 PM (oKE6c)

300
Ahh, the elusive Easy Bake Oven. I always wanted one of those when I was a little kid but never got one.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM (2x3L+)


One Thanksgiving, when all the relatives were over, my oldest brother put a flip-flop in my sister's Easy Bake. Smelled like a tire fire. My Dad (who already had a few drinks) went nuts trying to open it. He refused to listen to me, telling him he had to wait for it to cool. He dam near tore it apart and still couldn't open it. Finally, it went out on the front porch.

We had a lot of ruined Thanksgivings.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 09, 2015 01:10 PM (RcpcZ)

301 There's a site called majestic velvets. They have some fun stuff. I picked up a long brocade vest for my husband to wear. Prices are good and they work fast.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 01:11 PM (5HBd1)

302 @291 Ignoramus -- Good points.

It just seems to me that the "it's inevitable that Trump will be gone" argument is predicated on two very shaky assumptions:

1) That there will be no more incidents like San Bernardino or the San Francisco murder by an illegal alien or Paris which will play directly into Trump's points.

2) That the non-Trump side will not be the side that screws up the most. They simply assume that Trump will screw up yuuuuuge and irreparably, and that the others will never fumble.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 09, 2015 01:14 PM (ZgUuK)

303 Time also chose Hitler as man of the year. Seems appropriate somehow.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 01:15 PM (E5UB0)

304 I guess Merkel thinks she can atone for Hitlers genociding other people by genociding her own people.

Leftist morality at work.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 01:15 PM (E5UB0)

305 278 The real "Mystery of Oak Island" is why anybody watches that show.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 12:59 PM (NeFrd)
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Because it's better and more healthy for my blood pressure then watching Megyn Kelly in the same timeslot.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 01:16 PM (MbrzC)

306 @305 Because it's better and more healthy for my blood pressure then watching Megyn Kelly in the same timeslot.
Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 01:16 PM (MbrzC)

You all have heard about this show called "Basketball," right?

It's pretty cool.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 09, 2015 01:17 PM (ZgUuK)

307 172
Banning (barring accidents) is for a reason.
I go with the private property view. If you keep taking a dump in my yard, I have the right to fence off the yard to prevent you from repeat behavior.
Be thankful that someone didn't plant mines and blow yer ass off.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at December 09, 2015 01:18 PM (gjGXC)

308 You all have heard about this show called "Basketball," right?

It's pretty cool.
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I checked it out once in my teens, was not interested, have not been since.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 01:29 PM (MbrzC)

309 Is the National Review's new business model to relegate itself to the dustbin of history by making it's site so unusable that ever increasing amounts of people realize that it's useless to link there?

Even after allowing everyone one of 20 different javascripts to run while loading their page, I still cannot see the content in Firefox. And it absolutely bricked IE.

Perhaps one day they can aspire to be as usable as the Obamacare website.

Posted by: rebel flounder at December 09, 2015 01:42 PM (3dOE/)

310 In a reasonable world, starting a conversation with "I'm in a bad mood, so don't piss me off." would result in an immediate 48 hour ban.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at December 09, 2015 01:44 PM (k9qR4)

311 its not it's - bah

Posted by: rebel flounder at December 09, 2015 01:45 PM (3dOE/)

312 Re the Federalist on the Muslim world being filled with hate. It's true. I know an Egyptian Copt, and she and her family are always at DefCon 4, with work mates, with sales clerks, whatever. I'm sure they went through hell in Egypt, but it's just that belligerent attitude towards everything is so destructive.

Posted by: PJ at December 09, 2015 01:49 PM (cHuNI)

313 Beautiful; I just love these breathers from the daily politics. This was avery good idea you had rd, to post them.

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And for those that have an interest-a "Loving Grace Ministry" devotional:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/goqdh5w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2015 01:58 PM (No/ki)

314 Sock off

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 02:10 PM (NeFrd)

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