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Andrei Schilder, "Nightfall" (1917)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:53 AM




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1 Looks more like daylight to me.

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 09:55 AM (KGqbQ)

2 Something hiding behind that scenery.
Can't quite make it out.

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 09:56 AM (KGqbQ)

3 You can't imagine how muddy I am, having crawled up from the primordial slime of GOP politics to the exalted position I now hold.

Posted by: Jebbie! at December 10, 2015 09:56 AM (TxJGV)

4 Click the pic.

Posted by: HH at December 10, 2015 09:56 AM (DrCtv)

5 Gorgeous

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 09:56 AM (P4OkF)

6 I see Nessy.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 10, 2015 09:57 AM (XtAzU)

7 I thought the book was better.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (RU5ki)

8 I told the others
Hope that's ok

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (vL/IL)

9 aka Levitating Dogs.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (SCcgT)

10 Those are happy dogs!

Posted by: MTF at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (TxJGV)

11 Happy doggies; run for the food person.

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (KGqbQ)

12 Nice selection, rd!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (NOIQH)

13 Which would be a fairly good band name.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at December 10, 2015 09:58 AM (SCcgT)

14 Test

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 09:59 AM (voOPb)

15 aka Levitating Dogs.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller


Krypto and friends.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2015 09:59 AM (FkBIv)

16 Waldo is so hidden. He could be anywhere

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:00 AM (voOPb)

17 By contrast, my own dogs are currently hard at work on their morning naps. Thankfully, the couch is handy.

Posted by: MTF at December 10, 2015 10:00 AM (TxJGV)

18 Crazy Jack Russells. Great dogs.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

19 Click the pic.

Posted by: HH at December 10, 2015 09:56 AM (DrCtv)


Every muzzies' nightmare.

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 10:03 AM (5JTgA)

20 MTF mine are napping on the bed in the guest bedroom/home office

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:04 AM (voOPb)

21 Beautiful

Posted by: Clarney at December 10, 2015 10:04 AM (O7W+8)

22 Hey, let's put Ramadan on the public school calendars.

But, remove any reference to religion in the selected calendar.

Make it totally secular.

Posted by: Zombie Sonny at December 10, 2015 10:04 AM (ptqRm)

23 Subtitle: Dogs at Vr.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 10:05 AM (LUgeY)

24 You take your doggies for a walk.
They expect to go for a walk.
They demand to go for a walk, NOW.

I got more nagging from my dog than I did from anyone else.

Time to get up.
Time to go outside.
Time for a walk.
Time to check on the neighbors.
Time to go to work; there is yard work to be done.
Time to eat.
Time to check the perimeter, and check on the neighbors again.
Time for bed.

Like a friggen alarm clock.

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:05 AM (KGqbQ)

25 Islam will become the second-largest religious group in the United States by 2050, according to a report from the Pew Research Center.
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Heh... if you think things are bad now, just wait.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:06 AM (MbrzC)

26 You know about a decade ago the NSA was probably 'state of the art' in sniffing out terrorists communications. But the terrorists have evolved and realize what the hell is going on. So they're never going to find the really bad guys anymore.

I know Rick Perry will be harded hit, by having another acronym to forget, but the NSA needs to go. It's a dinosaur.

More 'boots on the ground' as in FBI agents seems a better investment than assuming some super geek with an unfathomable amount of data will somehow pause from pr0n surfing to find a bad guy.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 10, 2015 10:06 AM (7v/r5)

27 We discussed "BLM doing this earlier in the month, right?


WZ


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=244700

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 10, 2015 10:06 AM (ptqRm)

28 They mostly come out at night. Mostly.

Posted by: joncelli Newt at December 10, 2015 10:06 AM (RD7QR)

29 It's nightfall in America bitchez

Posted by: SCoaMF at December 10, 2015 10:07 AM (79ClZ)

30 Protesters running through Macy's screaming at shoppers. (those who dare shop downtown) " Chicago, Chicago, my kind of town."

Posted by: Colin at December 10, 2015 10:08 AM (T3Tpd)

31 Those wind-beaten pines, that light, this is clearly a northern clime.

I can't see the sniper, but I imagine it's where Simo Hayha trains.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 10:08 AM (1xUj/)

32 Jack Russells are a ton of fun but they are a handful. You need a big yard and lots of stuff for them to chase or you're going to have angry neighbors.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 10:09 AM (RD7QR)

33 "The nation's middle class, long a pillar of the U.S. economy and foundation of the American dream, has shrunk to the point where it no longer constitutes the majority of the adult population, according to a new major study.

The Pew Research Center report released Wednesday put in sharp relief the nation's increasing income divide, which is certain to be a central issue in the 2016 presidential race. It also highlights how various economic and demographic forces have eroded long-held ideals about maintaining a strong, majority middle class."
-LATimes

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um duh??... So what are you saying LATimes that we need to make the American middle class great again?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:11 AM (MbrzC)

34 " Chicago, Chicago, my kind of town."
Posted by: Colin


My kind of town. Chicago is my kind of town.
My kind of people too. People who.
YELL AT YOU!!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2015 10:11 AM (FkBIv)

35 One conservative pundit wrote something like, "It is stupid to say all Muslims are terrorists, but Hillary is equally stupid to say terrorism has nothing to do with Islam".

There seems to always be this need to apologize for the stupid tea partier (or whoever), even though they NEVER say ALL Muslims are terrorists. Most conservatives really want to live with Muslims, despite Mohammad having been a murdering conqueror. But a percentage of American Muslims do indeed have sympathies, and many mosques act as a breeding ground that will spit out the occasional terrorist. We discovered the peaceful Farook extended family was supportive of the terrorist, for instance.

But still "we" (Joe Sixpacks) only want to pause the inflow, not expel citizens, for which we are called bigots, or stupid, even by "conservatives".

There are people saying ALL real Muslims are terrorists. We call them "radical Islamists". They support the killing of their Muslim brethren even, for not supporting violent jihad. But they are not "stupid" for saying that, they are quoting chapter and verse.

Posted by: Illiniwek at December 10, 2015 10:12 AM (26Yu7)

36 Misanthropic Humanitarian, you run a classier establishment. Our house comes with dogs and, now!, Christmas lights.

Posted by: MTF at December 10, 2015 10:12 AM (TxJGV)

37 Looks vaguely similar to some pictures I took, just yesterday, with my phone. Took me fractions of a second to capture what this guy must have taken hours and hours to do.

Which perhaps further illustrates (see what I did there?) how badly 1917 sucked all around.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:12 AM (Dj0WE)

38
I like those dog games where people do exercises and aerobic dancing with their dogs. Looks like fun. Dog can show off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 10, 2015 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

39 My current man crush is on Mark Steyn. Dude brings it. Dude lives it. Any update/forecasting/wishcasting about his suit w/Mann?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 10, 2015 10:13 AM (5buP8)

40 Rahm vs. BLM. It's like the Iran-Iraq War - two groups of assholes going after each other.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 10, 2015 10:13 AM (ppaKI)

41 And furthermore, this guy was Russian?

What, he had nothing better to do in 1917 than go waltzing around with an easel and paintbrush? I wonder what his family and friends thought about that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:14 AM (Dj0WE)

42 Illiniwek at December 10, 2015 10:12 AM (26Yu7)
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Indeed. Indeed. /nods head

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (MbrzC)

43 >>My current man crush is on Mark Steyn. Dude brings it.


See this yet? http://www.bookwormroom.com/

Enjoy.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (NOIQH)

44 @33 No. LA Times says "Mission Accomplished."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (xq1UY)

45 I wish I had something to add. But I don't.

Including this.

Posted by: mindful webworker - lurking about at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (HDCbD)

46 I think the woolly adelgids are getting those trees.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 10:16 AM (9mTYi)

47 40 Rahm vs. BLM. It's like the Iran-Iraq War - two groups of assholes going after each other.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 10, 2015 10:13 AM (ppaKI)
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Pass the popcorn. I'm waiting for the protestors to push to far and one of them to get shot (probably rightfully so - if they're trespassing and harassing on private property).

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:16 AM (MbrzC)

48 The picture looks like the MI's Upper Peninsula. Heh...Mi's tourism slogan used to be "SAY YES! TO MICHIGAN." The yupers made bumper-stickers that said "SAY JA! TO d'U.P., EH?"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 10, 2015 10:16 AM (5buP8)

49 44 @33 No. LA Times says "Mission Accomplished."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (xq1UY)
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Good point.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:17 AM (MbrzC)

50 In this cover, with this light, the bastards will never see it coming. God bless night vision.

Posted by: The Sniper at December 10, 2015 10:17 AM (c5Luo)

51 um duh??... So what are you saying LATimes that we need to make the American middle class great again?

What that report really shows is that the bigger government becomes, the worse the economy gets.

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

52 Why is night so clumsy?

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 10:18 AM (lIU4e)

53 Click the pic.
Posted by: HH at December 10, 2015 09:56 AM


Pfft...

http://tinyurl.com/qh73zdd

(woof)

Posted by: Airborne Doggeh at December 10, 2015 10:19 AM (MCOBY)

54 See this yet? http://www.bookwormroom.com/

Enjoy.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (NOIQH)
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Yup, seen it, wish they'd call him to testify on a whole host of topics, be hilarious to watch him trash the idiots he's sitting before.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:19 AM (MbrzC)

55 One conservative pundit wrote something like, "It is stupid to say all Muslims are terrorists, but Hillary is equally stupid to say terrorism has nothing to do with Islam".

There seems to always be this need to apologize for the stupid tea partier (or whoever), even though they NEVER say ALL Muslims are terrorists. Most conservatives really want to live with Muslims, despite Mohammad having been a murdering conqueror. But a percentage of American Muslims do indeed have sympathies, and many mosques act as a breeding ground that will spit out the occasional terrorist. We discovered the peaceful Farook extended family was supportive of the terrorist, for instance.

But still "we" (Joe Sixpacks) only want to pause the inflow, not expel citizens, for which we are called bigots, or stupid, even by "conservatives".

There are people saying ALL real Muslims are terrorists. We call them "radical Islamists". They support the killing of their Muslim brethren even, for not supporting violent jihad. But they are not "stupid" for saying that, they are quoting chapter and verse.

Posted by: Illiniwek at December 10, 2015 10:12 AM (26Yu7)


I refer to it as having to think for the listener. By that I mean, you have to preface whatever you are going to say with something like "of course not ALL Muslims are terrorists, but..."


Or "I'm not saying ALL gay people are perverts, but..."


Or "No, surely not ALL black people are idiots who voted for Obama, but..."


People are stupid. You have to do it, otherwise you waste all your time having to explain the preface, rather than discussing whatever point you really wanted to make.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:19 AM (Dj0WE)

56 48 The picture looks like the MI's Upper Peninsula. Heh...Mi's tourism slogan used to be "SAY YES! TO MICHIGAN." The yupers made bumper-stickers that said "SAY JA! TO d'U.P., EH?"
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 10, 2015 10:16 AM (5buP8

They also wanted to succeed from the lower peninsula and become Superior the 51st State.

That would have thrown TFG for a loop

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:19 AM (voOPb)

57 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 10, 2015 10:19 AM (M1uf/)

58 I found Waldo!

Posted by: Rescue Diver at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (M1uf/)

59 nightfall.....when you get up out of bed in the middle of the night to get a glass of water.....but you tumble down the stairs....nightfall



Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (0O7c5)

60 A mood and no one told me?
I feel like Maleficent at the christening.
(Sobs into cloak of evil)

Posted by: votermom at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (cbfNE)

61 Chicago medical students stage "die in" in front of City Hall

http://tinyurl.com/zlyk6el

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (FkBIv)

62 That picture reminds us to never go outside without your 'stuff'. And by 'stuff' I mean common sense items with names like Colt, Ruger, Sig, Taurus, S ampersand W, and Glock.

Posted by: Eromero at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (b+df9)

63 I wish I had something to add. But I don't.

Including this.
Posted by: mindful webworker - lurking about at December 10, 2015 10:15 AM (HDCbD)


Well thanks for being here. It means a lot that you came.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (Dj0WE)

64 Say Ya to Michigan? I left in the early eighties. Someone put my name on a mailing list and I used to get tourist brochures from the State saying "Come home for a visit."

It wasn't come back to Michigan because things were better, it was come visit Michigan and spend your tourist money, see old friends and family, then go back to whereever you live now.

It would have been more honest to just say, "Send us your money. We need it more than you do, and you left us you bastard."

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:21 AM (KGqbQ)

65 That picture reminds us to never go outside without your 'stuff'. And by 'stuff' I mean common sense items with names like Colt, Ruger, Sig, Taurus, S ampersand W, and Glock.
Posted by: Eromero at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (b+df9)


Oh, you mean hand artillery pieces.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (Dj0WE)

66 Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbor With Sword Suspected Of Being 'Radicalized Muslim'




http://tinyurl.com/gtjqkqt

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (fWAjv)

67 Another lovely, relaxing painting. Do a search for the artist; he has some beautiful sunny landscapes in oil.

Love the 'click' image on the painting. Adorable!

Posted by: JTB at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (FvdPb)

68 60 A mood and no one told me?
I feel like Maleficent at the christening.
(Sobs into cloak of evil)
Posted by: votermom at December 1

You were informed by yours truly

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (voOPb)

69 60 A NOOD and no one told me?
I feel like Maleficent at the christening.
(Sobs into cloak of evil)
Posted by: votermom at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (cbfNE)

(Clicks on pic)
Oh Cruella, come here quick!

Posted by: votermom at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (cbfNE)

70 Oh, you mean hand artillery pieces.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (Dj0WE)


Which, again, in 1917 probably WASN'T a bad idea.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:23 AM (Dj0WE)

71 What, he had nothing better to do in 1917 than go waltzing around with an easel and paintbrush? I wonder what his family and friends thought about that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:14 AM (Dj0WE)


He died in 1919, two years after the picture at the top of the thread was painted. Can't determine how he died, whether he got eaten by the Bolshevik Revolution or not.

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 10:23 AM (5JTgA)

72 Bookworm room has a wonderful Steyn testimony video. I tried to get the videos to play through WattsUpWithThat, but got the blue exclamation point. I would like to see Cruz statements as well. Does anybody know how to find videos of Cruz's questions or opening/closing statements?

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2015 10:23 AM (MIKMs)

73 Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbor With Sword Suspected Of Being 'Radicalized Muslim'

Huh. Funny how often, nowadays, that violent people are "suspected of being 'radicalized muslim.'"

That's one *weird* coincidence, huh?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 10, 2015 10:24 AM (M1uf/)

74 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:22 AM (voOPb)

Thank you.

I will save some annoying fairy sprites for you to torture.

Posted by: votermom at December 10, 2015 10:24 AM (cbfNE)

75 >>Jack Russells are a ton of fun but they are a handful. You need a big yard and lots of stuff for them to chase or you're going to have angry neighbors.

My mom raised horses so they had a bunch of room. She also had Goldens and Jacks which believe it or not got along great as long as everyone understood it was the Jack Russell's that were in charge.

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

76 He died in 1919, two years after the picture at the top of the thread was painted. Can't determine how he died, whether he got eaten by the Bolshevik Revolution or not.
Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 10:23 AM (5JTgA)


Ok then, I'm going to forgive him this one time. If he was going to die in two years anyway, glad he had time for some peaceful painting before he went.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:24 AM (Dj0WE)

77 Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Posted by: Grump928(c) amuses himself. Is that okay to say? Amuses himself? at December 10, 2015 10:24 AM (evdj2)

78 The gun control issue is going to get velly, velly interesting.

Americans are arming themselves like never before.

When the numbers come out, lefty heads are going to explode.

I hope eveyone's buying lots of ammo. We'll need it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 10:25 AM (u5gzz)

79 What a fantastic piece of property to build some high end condos and top notch golf course. Wonder if I could negotiate a tax break.

Posted by: Trump thought bubbles at December 10, 2015 10:25 AM (iRZl4)

80 61 Chicago medical students stage "die in" in front of City Hall
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In a way I wish that could be arranged.
On the other hand, never let a crisis go to waste, eh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:25 AM (voOPb)

81 Huh. Funny how often, nowadays, that violent people are "suspected of being 'radicalized muslim.'"


This post is not who we are as Americans.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2015 10:25 AM (RU5ki)

82 "Mohamed Ahmed Elrawi, 57, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Tuesday, according to the Victorville Daily Press. Deputies told the newspaper evidence inside Elrawi's apartment suggested he may have been a radicalized Muslim.

A report of a man brandishing a weapon in the 14000 block of La Paz Drive was called in at 5:09 p.m. Monday, and deputies found Elrawi had gotten into a dispute with the victim, believed to be a neighbor, and allegedly began to chase the victim around with a sword and threatened to kill him, according to the newspaper.

Elrawi said he would "die and kill for Allah" before he fled, authorities told the Daily Press."
--- CBS-LA

MSM: But you know... let's not jump to any conclusions or anything, 'die and kill for Allah' could mean anything, could be his standard greeting right chuck?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:26 AM (MbrzC)

83
An interesting painting, considering the slaughter going on that year.

BTW, have I ever mentioned Frederic Morton's book A Nervous Splendor? It's about Vienna in the 1880s, during the short life of Crown Prince Rudolf, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire. But it also delves into the other fascinating people alive at the time, Freud and Klimt, just to name two.

I think Morton invests Rudolf with too much promise (he all but says that, had Rudolf not killed himself in 1889, WWI would have never happened), but it's a good book just the same for a cold, wintry day.

http://goo.gl/iKbbJl

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

84 Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbor With Sword Suspected Of Being 'Radicalized Muslim'



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Or more properly a "devout Muslim"

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 10, 2015 10:26 AM (LXJ1e)

85 79 What a fantastic piece of property to build some high end condos and top notch golf course. Wonder if I could negotiate a tax break.
Posted by: Trump thought bubbles at December 10, 2015 10:25 AM (iRZl4

I'm thinking the Kelo decision. Eminent domain is our friend.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:26 AM (voOPb)

86 Dogs have so much fun.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (Xo1Rt)

87
That picture reminds us to never go outside without your 'stuff'. And by 'stuff' I mean common sense items with names like Colt, Ruger, Sig, Taurus, S ampersand W, and Glock.

Posted by: Eromero at December 10, 2015 10:20 AM (b+df9)







I has a sadz.

Posted by: Ceska Zbrojovka at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (gwpf+)

88 When there is news about gun sales, why does everyone always assume it's the 'good guys' buying the guns?

You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (KGqbQ)

89 A moderate Muslim is one who hasn't killed you yet.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (Xo1Rt)

90 Naw, that dog would bite youuu.

Posted by: Just the Punchline at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (evdj2)

91 re Islam:

a) If you can reconcile the Islamic faith to the Western traditional-liberal tradition, welcome.

b) If you are a little discomfited by those who have co-opted that Western traditional-liberal tradition to mean that we have to let parents 'transgender' their five-year-olds, welcome to the club, we've got a lot to talk about over...club soda. I'll buy the drinks.

c) If you believe that the appropriate response to this is to withdraw completely, to 'other' yourselves, to grow a broom out of your chin and put your wife in a Hefty bag and make sure your daughter marries some second cousin who'll slap the bag on her right after the wedding, to build an underground system of Sharia that you'd intend to impose on others one way or another, then we've got a problem.

d) And if you believe that 'othering' entitles you to take up arms against the culture and society that gave you a chance to move up the economic ladder, despite all its faults, then I've got a box for you and your friends.

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (o+SC1)

92 When there is news about gun sales, why does everyone always assume it's the 'good guys' buying the guns?

You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?
Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (KGqbQ)


And?


What's your answer, deny lefties their gun rights?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (Dj0WE)

93 So, was the guy self radicalized. Or externally radicalized. Or some other kind of radicalized?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (FkBIv)

94 I'd like to know who exactly shit all these progressives a crown, thus making them the definers of all that is "American".

But you know what ... fuck it. If they'll sign the divorce papers, I'll let them keep the name, the symbols, and the rest of the red, white, and blue bullshit.

Just sign the damn papers already.

Posted by: Irony at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (c5Luo)

95 Or more properly a "devout Muslim"

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 10, 2015 10:26 AM (LXJ1e)
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This is correct, and the problem, least till a reformation takes place.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (MbrzC)

96 At least it was a sword. If he'd accidentally grabbed a 14 inch black dildo instead before chasing after someone, that might have been creepy

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 10:30 AM (dI3j3)

97 Chicago medical students stage "die in" in front of City Hall



Send in the scoops.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 10, 2015 10:30 AM (evdj2)

98 Nice pic...is that Nessie I see in the fog?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 10, 2015 10:31 AM (r65B3)

99 Remember the muslim in Paris with the hug me sign that the left went gaga over.


http://tinyurl.com/ok85byx


Convert who protested outside Parliament over Syrian airstrikes with poster saying 'I am a Muslim... do you trust me enough for a hug?' now faces jail for threatening to bomb MP's house



That is some speedy radicalization there

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 10:31 AM (fWAjv)

100 If he'd accidentally grabbed a 14 inch black dildo instead before chasing after someone, that might have been creepy
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 10:30 AM


I imagine he and his Imam would be having a talk.

Posted by: jow at December 10, 2015 10:31 AM (MCOBY)

101 Nessie couldn't live for ever.

That's one of her kids.


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

102 Naw, that dog would bite youuu.

Posted by: Just the Punchline at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (evdj2)


I'd pet him first.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 10:32 AM (LUgeY)

103 You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (KGqbQ)


Buying guns and ammo eats into the choom dollars.

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 10:32 AM (5JTgA)

104 >>>Send in the scoops.

Turn them into Soylent Green? I like that idea.

Posted by: HH at December 10, 2015 10:32 AM (DrCtv)

105 Damn what a beehive of insanity is the Muslim mind.

That's probably why the leftists get along with them so.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:33 AM (Xo1Rt)

106 14" ? Oh honey, I can DEFINITELY imagine.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 10, 2015 10:33 AM (c5Luo)

107 I took my CHL class in 1995 with a couple of fellows from Pakistan who talked about the killings and violence in Pakistan like it was no big deal. Always wondered after 9/11 what kind of persons they've become.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:33 AM (iRZl4)

108
When there is news about gun sales, why does everyone always assume it's the 'good guys' buying the guns?

You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?
Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (KGqbQ)


And?


What's your answer, deny lefties their gun rights?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (Dj0WE)







This.

I used to take great pleasure in pointing out to SoCal leftists that they spent 8 years caterwauling that Dubya was going to suspend elections and rule by decree, but if it had actually happened, how would they effectively resist? Paper mache puppet heads aren't exactly effective weapons.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 10:33 AM (gwpf+)

109 I see Fredo behind the trees, saying Hail Marys.

Tahoe fishing sucks, btw.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 10, 2015 10:34 AM (vgIRn)

110 What a fantastic piece of property to build some
high end condos and top notch golf course. Wonder if I could negotiate a
tax break.

Posted by: Trump thought bubbles at December 10, 2015 10:25 AM (iRZl4



I'm thinking the Kelo decision. Eminent domain is our friend.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who
drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 10:26 AM (voOPb)

Every mosque in America. Graveyards, if they have them, too.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 10:34 AM (ZbV+0)

111
Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (o+SC1)
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This.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:34 AM (MbrzC)

112 Paper mache puppet heads aren't exactly effective weapons.

But giant paper mache vaginas are.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 10:35 AM (LUgeY)

113 Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbor With Sword Suspected Of Being 'Radicalized Muslim'



Huh. Funny how often, nowadays, that violent people are "suspected of being 'radicalized muslim.'"



That's one *weird* coincidence, huh?


...

"When we look at the very real concerns we have in the world when it
comes to safety, our focus should be on ensuring the people coming into
this country are safe, and it shouldn't be on what religion they are"

Posted by: Scott Walker: I was paid very well for this message at December 10, 2015 10:35 AM (hudka)

114 If we don't stop them coming in, then we ought to give each one an address of some lefty jackhole who said we have to take them and tell the Muzzie: "Here's your new home. Just tell the people already there to get out."

Isn't that what they did in Germany?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:35 AM (Xo1Rt)

115 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM (FkBIv)
---

NYDN: Claims he was 'instantly radicalized' over the last 72 hours, all due to Furor Trump. /s

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:36 AM (MbrzC)

116 BurtTC at December 10, 2015 10:29 AM

Everybody is looking for a fight. Why not just call me a troll and get right to it?

What the hell is wrong with you people?

Effit I'm outa here. Fight amongst yourselves. I ain't playin'.

Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:36 AM (KGqbQ)

117 Oh, it's not made of paper mache. Trust me.

Or verify. I insist.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 10, 2015 10:36 AM (c5Luo)

118 Isn't that what they did in Germany?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:35 AM (Xo1Rt)


Now that's a real solid reason to use Eminent Domain.

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (5JTgA)

119 ""The nation's middle class"

I got let go in the purge of GM in 2007. Took welding training in Mig, Tig, fluxcore, and stick.

Got a 3G, 1 inch Vgrove certificate and have been making hi five, low six ever since.

Many of my friends got into the trades as well and are doing well.

Others are working crap jobs for low pay & are miserable.

And then there are the ones who decided to get in on the con- they're now on disability & making a tidy income selling their prescription medicine. Sadly they crossed a line & I don't ever see them coming back.

Posted by: #1Lurker at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (RPr0E)

120 Pretty picture, but I've got a better one in front of me right now. The blinds for our giant front window broke, and it's going to be awhile before the new ones that maintenance just ordered come in, so blue skies and radio towers for us!

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (K27gs)

121 If he'd accidentally grabbed a 14 inch black dildo instead before chasing after someone, that might have been creepy

These things happen

Posted by: Johnny Gat at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (ZbV+0)

122 Left 100, up 50 fire for effect over.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (ej1L0)

123 94 I'd like to know who exactly shit all these progressives a crown, thus making them the definers of all that is "American".
---

We did, by allowing them to take over higher education and mass media, for many decades.

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

124 Isn't that what they did in Germany?

Not that it makes it any less bullshitty, but it was a government-subsidized home owned by the government that the lady was kicked out of, after she'd been there for over ten years.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 10:38 AM (LUgeY)

125 Well, bye.

Posted by: Curly Bill at December 10, 2015 10:38 AM (evdj2)

126 Beautiful, rdb. Almost photographic.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 10:38 AM (E5UB0)

127 Jeff Dunetz proposes that America Needs to Start Profiling Like Israeli Security and we should start by replacing TSA with intelligent people who know how to examine behavior.

My first thought is that in the atmosphere of neediness created during Obama's presidency, the TSA employees will become radicalized. It won't just be the way feminists, pro-choice, or the BLM-movement is radicalized, but that they will go the way of jihad.

Why do I think this? Well, t's based on how so many people have tossed out suggestions like this one (and the idea that Muslim immigration should be halted "until our representatives figure out what the hell is going on"). The "that's not what we are" meme has gone to their head and they are becoming restless. Some are moving toward confrontation, only a step away from violence.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at December 10, 2015 10:38 AM (9xIiZ)

128 I would like to see Cruz statements as well.

I haven't seen a video, but someone wrote up an 'everything cruz said is wrong' thing that I managed to get a paragraph or two into before I gave up on...

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 10:39 AM (lIU4e)

129 Posted by: #1Lurker at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (RPr0E)

You're a welder?

Did you have to relocate for your new trade?

Posted by: votermom at December 10, 2015 10:39 AM (cbfNE)

130 Clicked on the picture. I'm guessing their names are Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner?

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 10, 2015 10:40 AM (E5UB0)

131 There has always been "anti-Semitism", but it's more dangerous now.

There are subtle indication (and not so subtle) that it is getting worse even in this country. I see two things that worry me quite a bit. As a pretty avid social media skimmer, I see what I believe to be, a steady rising tide of anti-Jew rhetoric in this country, and another thing that I'm seeing is a pretty constant push back against Jews who would try to counter anti-Semitism.

I admit that my impressions could possibly be skewed by the fact that, as a Jew, I may be hyper-sensitive to anti-Semitic rhetoric in general, but I don't really think that's it. I believe that anti-Semitism is getting worse in this country and I think that there is less tolerance for those who would defend against it.

Here's why I think that anti-Semitism is much more dangerous for most people now. Everyone is familiar with the, "They came for the Jew first..." cliche. This time I think it will be proven out. Because of the hyper sensitivity to 'Islamophobia' Christians are already, and will be more so, targeted as much as Jews, but it is broader than that. Bigotry is being redefined. Today you can be a bigot for not being against something, but for not being against being against something.

Today, if you do not take the side of feminists, for example, you are a misogynist. If you are not pro-Black Lives Matter, you're a racist. If you're not pro-socialist you're a Nazi.

Eventually, as this redefined hyper anti-bigotry sentiment is allowed to propagate, a very large segment of society - most likely a majority of society - will find itself marginalized and the minority hyper anti-bigots will dominate over the majority.

The point that I wanted to make is this: Jews will not win out against anti-Semitism. They are to small a group to be able to prevail against it and their partisanship on the matter would be naturally viewed as hypersensitivity. Only non-Jews, who see not only that anti-Semitism is wrong, but also see where this will likely wind up, will be able to prevail against it.

Like I said, there is a good chance that I am already hyper sensitive to this which increases the odds that I'm wrong. I actually hope that I am. But if I'm not, a lot of people will lose by letting anti-Semitism continue to gain steam. Not only Jews, or for that matter, Christians.

My soap box for the month.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 10:40 AM (BZAd3)

132 88 When there is news about gun sales, why does everyone always assume it's the 'good guys' buying the guns?

You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?
Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (KGqbQ)

----------------------------

At sometime in the near future the Leftists will give up on gun control and arm themselves and will not hesitate to use them to enforce their ideology.

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

133 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 10:38 AM (LUgeY)

I was also thinking of the village of 400 where they sent 1500 "refugees".

Instant village takeover.

I'd like to see a couple thousand angry Muslims (well they're always angry) outside Zuckerbergs home yelling to be let in.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:40 AM (Xo1Rt)

134 Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:36 AM (KGqbQ)

You start a fight by questioning people's correct assumption that it's mostly right thinking people purchasing guns, basically inferring they are ignorant and then get indignant that they respond. How progressive of you.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:41 AM (iRZl4)

135 Maybe, Milt. Who's the Moron here that drops the line about "winning the culture" now and then ? I find myself thinking about that lately.

Posted by: Irony at December 10, 2015 10:41 AM (c5Luo)

136
Oh, sure, the artist said it was "Nightfall", but how would we know it wasn't "Daybreak" instead?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2015 10:41 AM (BK3ZS)

137 Those trees look surly.

Posted by: Dang at December 10, 2015 10:42 AM (2oWD2)

138 Sure you saw where 2 middle-eastern looking men purchased 60 disposable cell phones from a Walmart in rural Lebanon MO. Well .... men of same description did same thing at Walmarts in Macon Mo and Columbia Mo. FBI investigating.

Just shipping bargains back home to relatives I'm sure.

Posted by: Jolly at December 10, 2015 10:43 AM (IR2iF)

139 Indiana gas prices are less than $1.40 the Canadian tar sands can only be refined. In the Midwest because there is no pipeline

Posted by: Righter at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM (+WXeq)

140 When there is news about gun sales, why does everyone always assume it's the 'good guys' buying the guns?

You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?


That's what those urban yutes with the illegal gats are for.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM (9krrF)

141 >>>Most conservatives really want to live with Muslims, despite Mohammad having been a murdering conqueror.

Why? I wouldn't mind living in a peaceful world that contained Muslims, but I don't have any particular urge to live in proximity to them.

And of course they're not all terrorists, but the majority do not seem to value the constitutional freedoms that are incompatible with Sharia law. That's enough to look askance at the policy of importing large numbers of them. Again, I say prioritize those who really do need asylum: ME Christians who are persecuted daily.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM (E5UB0)

142 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 10:40 AM (BZAd3)

Did you see the response from Metal death eagles or whatever the name is of the band from the Paris attacks, to Roger Waters who sent them a letter asking they boycott performing in Israel?

It was two words. Fuck You.





Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM (iRZl4)

143 Off dogeater sock.

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

144 133 - That's how they do it, then they elect the mayor and give themselves the Shiria option, least that's how it's been happening in the UK.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:45 AM (MbrzC)

145 Human rights activists slammed Islamabad authorities Thursday after court documents showed the Pakistani capitals development body had cracked down on illegal slums because it feared their growing Christian population would threaten the citys Muslim majority

It seems this pace of occupation of land by Christian community may increase removal of katchi abadies is very urgent to provide better environment to the citizen of Islamabad and to protect the beauty of Islam

Weasel Zippers

Hey i have an idea let's make it easy for more muslims to mover here

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

146 Oh, sure, the artist said it was "Nightfall", but how would we know it wasn't "Daybreak" instead?



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

Because it doesn't smell like coffee. It smells like... cabbage. I'm getting a definite waft of cabbage.

Posted by: Dang at December 10, 2015 10:45 AM (2oWD2)

147 @116 What the hell is wrong with you people?


I'm a people person, dammit! I have people skills!

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 10:46 AM (hudka)

148 Refugees?

Give them a gun, some ammo and a radio set to a common frequency.

When you get 200 then airlift them back to Syria.

Keep doing that and the flow of "refugees" will slow drastically.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

149 Ban Christians. Import Muslims.


http://tinyurl.com/heapdmx

A Christian man in Uganda named Patrick was fighting against the Islamic persecution of Christians, by taking in youths who left Islam and converted to Christianity and who got disowned by their families. Muslims began sending in threats to Patrick, demanding that he cease his work to help disowned Christian converts. One night he was walking when two Muslim women wearing hijabs approached him. He thought they needed help, so he got near them. The women pulled out swords from their hijabs and passed them to some nearby Muslim men. They took the swords and proceeded to hack Patrick to death. His body was later found, mutilated and lying on a pool of blood.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 10:47 AM (fWAjv)

150 That's what those urban yutes with the illegal gats are for.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM


They don't all have gats, Bro.

Some are carrying roscoes. Other pack heat.

Diversity!

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 10, 2015 10:48 AM (ykopX)

151 I've been wondering something lately: How did Little Billy Ayers wind up in academia given his well-publicized notoriety as a domestic terrorist?

That money had to come from somewhere and there was somebody who hired him. I wonder who it was? No doubt a fellow leftarded traveler, but who?

IMO, someone was waiting to install him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 10:48 AM (LUgeY)

152 Ayers dad was a rich pos.

Posted by: votermom at December 10, 2015 10:49 AM (cbfNE)

153 I admit that my impressions could possibly be skewed by the fact that,
as a Jew, I may be hyper-sensitive to anti-Semitic rhetoric in general,
but I don't really think that's it. I believe that anti-Semitism is
getting worse in this country and I think that there is less tolerance
for those who would defend against it.
---
Take a look at last night's ONT.

One of our regulars got threatened with a ban for calling out anti-Semitic comments because of the old new policy on name calling.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 10:49 AM (ZbV+0)

154 129 Posted by: #1Lurker at December 10, 2015 10:37 AM (RPr0E)

You're a welder?

Did you have to relocate for your new trade?

No.

I'm working in a mill currently.

Posted by: #1Lurker at December 10, 2015 10:49 AM (RPr0E)

155 One night he was walking when two Muslim women wearing hijabs
approached him. He thought they needed help, so he got near them. The
women pulled out swords from their hijabs and passed them to some nearby
Muslim men.


Ah.

These women must be the 'non-terrorist' Muslims I have heard so much about.

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 10:49 AM (hudka)

156 Such a nice, quiet, beautiful picture


deserves some nice quiet beautiful music:


"Night" by Gazpacho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMkh0ov9NA4






By the way, if you like that the whole album is great.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2015 10:50 AM (KUa85)

157 Suspicious cell phones purchases at 3 different Walmart locations here in Missouri. God I hate this world.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 10, 2015 10:50 AM (l/N7H)

158 Wasn't Jarrett's family money'd up too? The Chi-town machine.

Posted by: Infidel at December 10, 2015 10:50 AM (7tCdZ)

159 If you're going to stand up for your rights against the government or whoever, you'd better be armed or with like minded people.

Or both.

If you go out alone, go armed. If you go out with your loved ones, go armed.

Time to face what this Nation has been Fundamentally been changed into.

Hiding from the facts will just get you killed.

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

160 Hey i have an idea let's make it easy for more muslims to mover here.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 10:45 AM


Funny thing: Choom Boy already did that.

Do you really think the various gubmint agencies just "slipped up" when they were vetting Trashfeen?

Or are you a tinfoil-hat-wearing crazy like me who believes they were following the guidelines set down for them by the Mocha Messiah?

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 10, 2015 10:51 AM (ykopX)

161 Take a look at last night's ONT.

One of our regulars got threatened with a ban for calling out anti-Semitic comments because of the old new policy on name calling.
Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 10:49 AM (ZbV+0)

That's kind of amazing. I was on my way to bed when the ONT hit. I'll go back and check it out.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (BZAd3)

162 157 Suspicious cell phones purchases at 3 different Walmart locations here in Missouri. God I hate this world.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 10, 2015 10:50 AM (l/N7H)

Wow. I only heard of the one that had 60 purchased.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (fWAjv)

163 Just shipping bargains back home to relatives I'm sure.

Posted by: Jolly at December 10, 2015 10:43 AM (IR2iF)
----
It could be, it could be any number of things (including some bodega owner taking advantage of a holiday deal), but that's something that certainly should be checked out, and thankfully somebody saw something quite unusual and said something. That said that's a stupid terrorist if that's what was going on cause anyone with 1/2 a brain would know that buying more then a dozen phones would definitely raise eyebrows.
What was most interesting actually was that Walmart had 60 of any particular phone in stock at the store. lol

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (MbrzC)

164 He thought they needed help, so he got near them. The women pulled out swords from their hijabs and passed them to some nearby Muslim men. They took the swords and proceeded to hack Patrick to death. His body was later found, mutilated and lying on a pool of blood.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 10:47 AM (fWAjv)

You sure this was Uganda and not Dearborn?....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (ej1L0)

165 Maybe antisemitism is on the rise, but more likely it's just that Leftists, who've always been antisemitic, are now comfortable enough that they no longer feel the need to hide it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (u5gzz)

166 Mr Macca Bean, I think you are sadly correct. You even see it pop up here on occasion. Know though that the vast majority of the horde stands with you.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (Z/8dZ)

167
Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:36 AM (KGqbQ)

You start a fight by questioning people's correct assumption that it's mostly right thinking people purchasing guns, basically inferring they are ignorant and then get indignant that they respond. How progressive of you.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:41 AM (iRZl4)







Hell, my own response was based on the idea that he was partially correct. Leftists ARE buying more guns than they used to. I absolutely believe that.

The whole premise of 2A activism is that these are rights we ALL possess, regardless of ideology. Rights that we can choose to exercise or choose not to exercise as we see fit. I don't care if lefties start buying guns, they have that right.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 10:53 AM (gwpf+)

168 They don't all have gats, Bro.

Some are carrying roscoes. Other pack heat.

Diversity!



Some have rods!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 10:53 AM (b2Qci)

169
In that picture, off to the right, there is a white cross back in the trees. Underneath it is Little Black Sambo wearing a Richard Nixon Tricky Dick mask. He is being raped by a bear. A Polar bear.

Of course he is, because White Bear privilege!

Posted by: POTUS of the United Islamic States of the Caliphate at December 10, 2015 10:53 AM (LVG/7)

170 Have a Snickers, Thad.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 10:54 AM (NeFrd)

171 Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2015 10:50 AM (KUa85)


Oops.

Sorry.

The album is "Night" by Gazpacho


The song is "Upside Down".

Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2015 10:54 AM (KUa85)

172 http://tinyurl.com/gwmm68r

Afghan 'students' still missing from Georgia military base.

Oh those crazy Presbyterian students and their wacky hijinks.

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 10:54 AM (hudka)

173 mr. macca bean

it might help in the fight against antisemitism if there were not so many jews fighting for the antisemites.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at December 10, 2015 10:55 AM (k93pC)

174 The whole premise of 2A activism is that these are rights we ALL possess, regardless of ideology. Rights that we can choose to exercise or choose not to exercise as we see fit. I don't care if lefties start buying guns, they have that right.



They don't have the right to be hypocrites about it.
Buy them and stfu.
Damn sure don't tell me I can't while you are.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 10:55 AM (b2Qci)

175 Some have heaters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:55 AM (Xo1Rt)

176 Obama Is Such A Total Pussy, It's Stunning.




Posted by: Daily Devotional at December 10, 2015 10:55 AM (bfpzm)

177 Some have rods!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 10:53 AM


A dangerous assertion to make in this crowd!

IIRC, "Richard" jokes abounded on one of yesterday's threads....

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 10, 2015 10:56 AM (ykopX)

178 He's a cunning stunt.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:56 AM (Xo1Rt)

179 Suspicious cell phones purchases at 3 different Walmart locations here in Missouri. God I hate this world.
Posted by: jewells45 at December 10, 2015 10:50 AM (l/N7H)


What is up with Missouri lately?

this is uncomfortably close to Arkansas...

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 10:56 AM (lIU4e)

180 Dick jokes; always funny.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:56 AM (Xo1Rt)

181 You sure this was Uganda and not Dearborn?....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (ej1L0)

Soon

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 10:57 AM (fWAjv)

182 What is up with Missouri lately?

this is uncomfortably close to Arkansas...

****


You know what they say...










...Missouri loves company.

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

183
The last two nights ONT has been angry, bitter, hateful to each other, stress inducing and totally unfunny.

I like it!

Posted by: POTUS of the United Islamic States of the Caliphate at December 10, 2015 10:57 AM (LVG/7)

184 press release:

Two male Afghan air force students did not report for duty yesterday at their regular maintenance training at Moody AFB in Valdosta, Georgia. Both are assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron. They have been at Moody since. February 2015 and were screened prior to their arrival in the United States more than a year ago. The students have trained alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat. There is a well-coordinated process among federal agencies to locate the individuals as quickly as possible and return them accordingly to the proper authorities to manage their present situation.

So breathe a sigh of relief, people. Your government betters have this completely under control.


Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 10:57 AM (hudka)

185 Mr Macca Bean, I think you are sadly correct. You even see it pop up here on occasion. Know though that the vast majority of the horde stands with you.
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (Z/8dZ)

I know that. I'm gratified by the pro-Jewish and even the pro-Zionist stances generally taken on this board. Plus that there are some awesome members of the tribe whose constant trouble making is tolerated here.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 10:58 AM (BZAd3)

186 Did you see the response from Metal death eagles or
whatever the name is of the band from the Paris attacks, to Roger Waters
who sent them a letter asking they boycott performing in Israel?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM
-----------------

Yep. Fantastic. Here's the Jesse Hughes (lead singer) explain it to a crowd in Tel-Aviv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF4nkbEXHhI

Don't let the name scare ya' if you're not into metal. It's a joke. They're a fun band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZrctLnsF4M

Posted by: jow at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (MCOBY)

187 They have been at Moody since. February 2015 and were screened prior to their arrival in the United States more than a year ago.

Err... sort of like the couple in San Bernadino?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (M1uf/)

188 Do you really think the various gubmint agencies just "slipped up" when they were vetting Trashfeen?
---
Nope. They just don't care, and don't want to do anything that would possibibly make waves, and they know there is no chance they'd ever be fired for letting in a terrorists, but a high chance they could get fired for not letting in someone over some suspicion of terror ties, cause that's not PC. I thought I heard a report from Catherin Herratage yesterday that state didn't even do one of the face-to-face interviews with Trashfeen like State testified that they did to congress, basically in so many words she was saying sources are suggesting State lied to congress....yet again.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (MbrzC)

189 L'chaim !

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (hudka)

190
Where's the beef?

Posted by: Clara Peller at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (OiFtZ)

191 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 10:53 AM (gwpf+)

I have no doubt that some on the Left are buying guns but it's a small percentage of the overall purchasing if polls and anecdotal evidence is to be believed. We shouldn't have to qualify every statement we make by pointing out the obvious exceptions or risk being scolded.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (iRZl4)

192 oops! NSF (language)!

Posted by: jow at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (MCOBY)

193
One of our regulars got threatened with a ban for calling out anti-Semitic comments because of the old new policy on name calling.
Posted by: Methos



"a small but significant proportion of Holocaust era Jews - specifically, the Frankfurt School - very much had a burning desire to destroy America. See: Marcuse, Horkheimer, et al. We should have let Adolf sort them out."

Wow.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 10, 2015 10:59 AM (kdS6q)

194
142 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 10:40 AM (BZAd3)

Did you see the response from Metal death eagles or whatever the name is of the band from the Paris attacks, to Roger Waters who sent them a letter asking they boycott performing in Israel?

It was two words. Fuck You.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM (iRZl4)







*snort*

That's high-larious. I can see them doing a whole Israeli "The Wall Is Overrated Tour" and Waters being dim enough to not get the joke.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (gwpf+)

195 They have been at Moody since. February 2015 and were screened prior to their arrival in the United States more than a year ago.



There's that awesome "vetting" we keep hearing about!
Next up! Feral Gub'mint on deck in the batting circle.
Currently batting 1.000

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (b2Qci)

196 There is a well-coordinated process among federal agencies to locate the individuals as quickly as possible and return them accordingly to the proper authorities to manage their present situation.

So breathe a sigh of relief, people. Your government betters have this completely under control.
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AFAIK the closest titty bars are in Macon, GA and Gainesville, FL

Posted by: BunkerIntheBurbs at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (kXzR8)

197 it might help in the fight against antisemitism if there were not so many jews fighting for the antisemites.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole at December 10, 2015 10:55 AM (k93pC)

Yup. That phenomenon, while not new, is pretty frustrating.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (BZAd3)

198 165 Maybe antisemitism is on the rise, but more likely it's just that Leftists, who've always been antisemitic, are now comfortable enough that they no longer feel the need to hide it.
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This.


Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (u5gzz)
166 Mr Macca Bean, I think you are sadly correct. You even see it pop up here on occasion. Know though that the vast majority of the horde stands with you.
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 10:52 AM (Z/8dZ)
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and That.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (MbrzC)

199 NSF = NSFW in case that wasn't clear.

Posted by: jow at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (MCOBY)

200 Lebanon (how ironic), Columbia and Macon all reported suspicious cell phone purchases at their Walmarts. My son said he's afraid to go to the mall. I mean it. I hate this world.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 10, 2015 11:01 AM (l/N7H)

201 Do you know where you're local mosque is?

You'll be surprised where they are (well maybe not).

Be aware of them. Not as targets but focuses of trouble.

They are like bacteria. Harmless (or the body can control them) below a certain population.

Once that population reaches a critical level (determined by the health of your police and local government) then start the demands and the interference with other citizens.

The anger over the lack of acceptance of their death cult.

And then they begin to politicize what ever positions they can either get hired to or elected to.

And before you know it, you've got another Dearborn or Hamtrammck and all the Christians and Jews either flee or live in fear.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:01 AM (Xo1Rt)

202 142 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 10:40 AM (BZAd3)

Did you see the response from Metal death eagles or whatever the name is of the band from the Paris attacks, to Roger Waters who sent them a letter asking they boycott performing in Israel?

It was two words. Fuck You.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 10:44 AM (iRZl4)

Yeah, Waters has been an insufferable dick forever.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 11:02 AM (BZAd3)

203 I has a sadz.
Posted by: Ceska Zbrojovka"

And a s..t ton of extra consonants.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at December 10, 2015 11:03 AM (C9pBZ)

204 182 What is up with Missouri lately?

this is uncomfortably close to Arkansas...

****


You know what they say...










...Missouri loves company.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 10:57 AM (NeFrd)

Ohio Muldoon! What's up?

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 11:03 AM (RD7QR)

205 197 it might help in the fight against antisemitism if there were not so many jews fighting for the antisemites.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole at December 10, 2015 10:55 AM (k93pC)

Yup. That phenomenon, while not new, is pretty frustrating.



How do you fix it?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:03 AM (b2Qci)

206 Just inside the treeline, you can clearly see a bear raping the pope. He prolly thought he could sneak in real quick and take a dump.

Posted by: Leonardawg at December 10, 2015 11:03 AM (yn6XZ)

207 So breathe a sigh of relief, people. Your government betters have this completely under control.


Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 10:57 AM (hudka)
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Last time this happened (tx I think) weren't the four found in a brothel or something? I hope it's the same this time and that they are not on their way to MO.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:03 AM (MbrzC)

208 Lea: What is up with Missouri lately? this is uncomfortably close to Arkansas...

And Oklahoma.

*

Seamus Muldoon: Have a Snickers, Thad.

This is not a good place to walk in with a chip on your shoulder.

BTW, Seamus! Milady blames you for keeping her up late at night lately.

Um.. your book, I mean, of course.

Posted by: mindful webworker - saw something, said something at December 10, 2015 11:03 AM (HDCbD)

209
Err... sort of like the couple in San Bernadino?

Yes. I hear that TSA is giving them a paper sash to wear in order to identify the safe ones.

Screen-itized For Your Protection

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 11:04 AM (hudka)

210 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at December 10, 2015 11:05 AM (GwIKd)

211 AFAIK the closest titty bars are in Macon, GA and Gainesville, FL

Posted by: BunkerIntheBurbs at December 10, 2015 11:00 AM (kXzR
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Exactly. At least this usually what happens in most of these cases.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:05 AM (MbrzC)

212 Anyone entering the US should get photoed and given a chipped card. One that can be used as a locator device.

Require reporting in to local PD and if no show then chip is tracked and if not with the owner, owner is placed on BOLO list.

Once found; expelled permanently.

Let's do what we did before and demand the entire nation be id'd.

make the aliens carry special ID. If they want to stay they'll agree. If they're up to no good they'll complain.

They aren't citizens so they have no rights as citizens.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:05 AM (Xo1Rt)

213  Do you know where you're local mosque is?You'll be surprised where they are (well maybe not).



I looked up the local locations years ago. One address I didn't recognize. D'uh. It was a jail. I think this is how CAIR pads its numbers.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 10, 2015 11:05 AM (7v/r5)

214 ...Missouri loves company.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 10:57 AM (NeFrd)


Ha.

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 11:05 AM (lIU4e)

215 The last two nights ONT has been angry, bitter, hateful to each other, stress inducing and totally unfunny. "

Hmm. Kinda miss hanging out in the ONTs, awaiting the rise of a new dawn...

moving to CST put the kibosh on that. Plus, folks here tend to go to work earlier.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at December 10, 2015 11:06 AM (C9pBZ)

216 So. Since the Pope isn't a Catholic anymore, does that mean that the Bears don't shit in the woods either?

Where do they go? (the bears, not the popes)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

217 My son said he's afraid to go to the mall. I mean it. I hate this world.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 10, 2015 11:01 AM (l/N7H)
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Interesting, was the amount the same at all three, ie 60 at each location?

Tell your son if he doesn't goto the mall the terrorist already won.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:07 AM (MbrzC)

218 BTW, Seamus! Milady blames you for keeping her up late at night lately.

Um.. your book, I mean, of course.

Posted by: mindful webworker


*****


She must not have gotten to the part where they throw the hamster into the volcano yet. That part's a real snoozer.


(Hope she enjoys it- let me know)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:07 AM (NeFrd)

219 Do you know where you're local mosque is?

You'll be surprised where they are (well maybe not).

Be aware of them. Not as targets but focuses of trouble.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:01 AM (Xo1Rt)

Dar Alnoor

You'll know it when you see the sizable police presence to control traffic when services have ended


Fuck me

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:08 AM (fWAjv)

220 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:01 AM (Xo1Rt)
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This.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:08 AM (MbrzC)

221 Why is night so clumsy?
Posted by: Lea
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It insists upon itself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:08 AM (9mTYi)

222 Just as an FYI, the lead singer from Eagles of Death Metal is also a pro-gun Christian and Reagan Republican.

Now, a lot of his craziness is fairly misguided due to his lifestyle, but he's one of ours.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (W2YA6)

223
Anyone entering the US should get photoed and given a chipped card. One that can be used as a locator device.

Require reporting in to local PD and if no show then chip is tracked and if not with the owner, owner is placed on BOLO list.

Once found; expelled permanently.

Let's do what we did before and demand the entire nation be id'd.

make the aliens carry special ID. If they want to stay they'll agree. If they're up to no good they'll complain.

They aren't citizens so they have no rights as citizens.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:05 AM (Xo1Rt)







GPS suppository. It'd be useful for targeting when we deport the troublemakers back to their filthy shithole countries.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (gwpf+)

224 After gettingtout of the Marines, two of my sons used their GI benefits went into the trades. Marinedad had alot of angst about it because they were definitely college material. Less han 2 years later, both are solidly in the middle class with no student debt. My college educated nieces on the other hand have 6 figure debt and Christmas jobs at the mall.

Posted by: marinemom at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (ep6ak)

225 " do not pose any apparent threat. "

Just like all those other times that "our" trainees in the middle east decided to get their jihad on.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (Kqit+)

226 Mr. Macca Bean, I view Christianity as a subset of Judaism and any criticism of one is the same as a criticism of the other.

IMHO, we're cousins.

Anti-Semitism is another one of those things about human nature that I've never understood.

Also, I luved the EoDM's answer to Roger Waters. When it comes to religion, I always turn to a bass player from a psychedelic band for advice.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (LUgeY)

227 They don't all have gats, Bro.

Some are carrying roscoes. Other pack heat.

Diversity!

Some have rods!


Baby makes three.

https://youtu.be/xSFexdcCkmc

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (FkBIv)

228 I heard this interview on "Focus on the Family" today. It was really early, but I really appreciated it. This woman, Bo Stern. nursed her husband of 35 years through several years of Lou Gehrig's disease. She said, "I really am bad at being a nurse; It was not something I ever wanted to do and sometimes I would say "You got the wrong girl, God' I'm not right for this. She has written a book, "Beautiful Battlefields" which sounds very powerful:

This is a transcript of the 1st part of the program. Much profound food for thought there:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pz725jp

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (No/ki)

229 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:01 AM (Xo1Rt)
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Dicaprio's lawn of course... silly question.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (MbrzC)

230
GPS suppository.

Seemed to work well in the MiB flicks. (The other aliens)

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (hudka)

231 Less han 2 years later, both are solidly in the middle class with no student debt. My college educated nieces on the other hand have 6 figure debt and Christmas jobs at the mall."

Indeed. This mirrors the experience of the extended mouse family. The "working guys" are doing very, very well, TYVM.

$60K in loans? Not so much.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (C9pBZ)

232 Nothing wrong with the trades ...

... when I got my degree in 95, work was slow. Almost went into the IBEW.

Less money - but less stress too. Curious how it would've turned out.

Posted by: Irony at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (c5Luo)

233 @116 What the hell is wrong with you people?

nothing that a little less of you wouldn't fix, I guess.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (WjXce)

234 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (LUgeY)

Don't say that to the Jews. They'll give you some argument about that.

But that's okay.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:12 AM (Xo1Rt)

235 " I don't have any particular urge to live in proximity to them." B Obama said.

yeah, I wrote that poorly. I meant conservatives are fine with living peacefully with the westernized Muslims that are here. Not "want to live with them"

The left is willing to import just about anyone else, to oppose the traditional American. Several of the founders expressed concerns about importing too many "others" that don't share our foundations. They left popes, kings, behind to allow man to stand directly before his God, without church or government intervening. But Jesus persuaded with argument (and the leaders killed him), while Muhammad converted with the sword.

Posted by: Illiniwek at December 10, 2015 11:12 AM (26Yu7)

236
When it comes to religion, I always turn to a bass player from a psychedelic band for advice.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (LUgeY)







A washed-up bass player who hasn't made an original piece of music worth a damn in 35 years, and that one is wildly overrated and owes more to his bandmates in the first place.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 11:12 AM (gwpf+)

237 suffering is a school

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:12 AM (WYwGa)

238 Yeah, Waters has been an insufferable dick forever.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean
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Waters, that look of contorted hatred on Rachel Corrie's face as she was yelling at something or other.

I don't think its anti-semitism so much as something akin to PETA. Pro-palestinian leftists project an idealized innocence onto Palestinians, similar to PETA's romanticized, exalted notion of animals.

Of course PETA doesn't expect much of animals, it doesn't care if they kill each other or kill humans, but because they possess "innocence" it is always wrong for the human to kill them, even if in self defense.

The left has similar blind spots towards Palestinians and Muslims in general. How they treat each others or outsiders is irrelevant, but we, OTOH must never harm them.

PETA and these lefties are both rage-aholics, and taking up the cause of these darling innocents gives them an excuse to vent their hatred as "righteous indignation" against their fellow men.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 11:13 AM (E5UB0)

239 Another nasty ONT? Geez, good thing I'm seldom up late enough to see that in full swing.

I think we need another bloodletting flame thread, followed by the ceremonial Banning of the Ewok and the cob-logger dunking booth.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 11:13 AM (9krrF)

240 Seamus Muldoon: (Hope she enjoys it- let me know)

Um, well, early review, I think that's a yes, she does - she doesn't stay up late reading things she doesn't like. I'll elicit further comments, and encourage her to add some to Amazon. Then, maybe she'll let me read it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - specifically general at December 10, 2015 11:14 AM (HDCbD)

241 My Marine father highly recommended I learn one or two trades in addition to getting my college degree because he rightly surmised that during hard times that degree won't feed you. And like any good son, I ignored him.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 11:15 AM (iRZl4)

242 This is the transcript second part of the interview with the woman, Bo Stern, who nursed her husband through Lou Gerhig's disease and how this impacted her spiritual life:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nmr2y3n

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2015 11:15 AM (No/ki)

243 "237 suffering is a school"

Love is a battlefield.

Posted by: Pat Benetar at December 10, 2015 11:15 AM (u5gzz)

244 230
GPS suppository.

Seemed to work well in the MiB flicks. (The other aliens)

Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 11:11 AM (hudka)
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Most efficient would be those brain implants from Mission Impossible III - That way when they don't show up, activate the device and problem solved - fixes that pesky glitch of having to trace or track anyone down.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:15 AM (MbrzC)

245 I view Christianity as a subset of Judaism and any criticism of one is the same
as a criticism of the other.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM


Yep. For me, Christ's sacrifice means I get to join the party...so to speak.

Posted by: jow, what once stayed at a Holiday Inn w/a preacher at December 10, 2015 11:16 AM (MCOBY)

246 it helps to be an old stick

that way, you can only read the ONT linkfest before nodding off at 9:30 pm

of course, you get up at 5

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:16 AM (WYwGa)

247 After gettingtout of the Marines, two of my sons used their GI benefits went into the trades. Marinedad had alot of angst about it because they were definitely college material. Less han 2 years later, both are solidly in the middle class with no student debt. My college educated nieces on the other hand have 6 figure debt and Christmas jobs at the mall.
Posted by: marinemom at December 10, 2015 11:09 AM (ep6ak)
_______

Son just passed journeyman carpenter test. He's starting out clean; two of my daughters have large debt and third will have same (although engineering degree). As a general rule, I look sideeyed at union stuff, but trades don't bother me. Teachers and other government workers bother me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2015 11:17 AM (MIKMs)

248 I like what Heinlein said:

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

yee haw

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:17 AM (WYwGa)

249 Don't say that to the Jews. They'll give you some argument about that. But that's okay.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:12 AM


It's happened and, *shrug* yeah, it's okay.

Posted by: jow, what once stayed at a Holiday Inn w/a preacher at December 10, 2015 11:18 AM (MCOBY)

250 And this is the prayer she shared at the end of the first program:

Father, I am so thankful that You are our defense and so, I pray for everyone whose feet are planted in the soil of a fierce battlefield today. And for those who are weary and think they can't face another day, for those who are ready to give up or take a shortcut out, I ask that You would be their strength, that You would hold Your shield in front of their heart so that they can see clearly Your plan and purpose for the battle they're facing.

We know that You are the God Who does all things well and that You won't waste this time, so I pray that You would give each one of us faith to see the end, faith to see what will be on the other side. We love and worship You, in Your name we pray, amen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2015 11:18 AM (No/ki)

251 Like I said, there is a good chance that I am already hyper sensitive to this which increases the odds that I'm wrong. I actually hope that I am.
...
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean
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This could be why we lose. We have consciences, we are constantly engaged in self examination, self criticism, examination of motives, etc.

Muslim rage is however, unreflective. It is merely anger directed outwards, and they don't care, or are in fact incapable of being aware of whether what motivates that anger is based on spite, envy, fear, bigotry, injured vanity, immaturity. They will not hesitate or pause in their quest.

But they are canny enough to observe conscience at work in the West and leverage it as a weapon against us, causing us to hesitate or falter, instead of assessing the situation accurately and acting decisively.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 11:18 AM (E5UB0)

252 Do you know where you're local mosque is?



I binged Mosques in So. Cal, and got a list of "The 10 Best Mosques in Los Angeles, CA" - Yelp, one of the reviews:

Blessed and Humbled! #Alhamdullilah i start Religious studies here next week!!! #Excited !!!!!!

Laughed out loud.

Posted by: Joanne at December 10, 2015 11:19 AM (hgBpU)

253 that's good, fen

I remember what my uncle said about his brothers and their friends:

"they gave up all of their tomorrows"

it left a mark

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:19 AM (WYwGa)

254 ...Christianity as a subset of Judaism...

The bacon-eating faction.

Posted by: mindful webworker - generally specific at December 10, 2015 11:19 AM (HDCbD)

255 Many years ago I learned to paint houses. In spite of my nic, I've never been unemployed. Laid off, fired, whatever--I can always pay my bills by painting.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:20 AM (u5gzz)

256 That's a nice one. Looks almost like a photograph.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 10, 2015 11:20 AM (LA7Cm)

257 Posted by: Pat Benetar at December 10, 2015 11:15 AM (u5gzz)

You're a great artist, Pat and i believe you perform for the troops which is a good thing,, and no doubt you have had fierce struggles in your life, but I don't know if you're a Christian and I don't think you've nursed a spouse through ALS.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2015 11:20 AM (No/ki)

258 They don't all have gats, Bro.

Some are carrying roscoes. Other pack heat.

Diversity!

Some have rods!

Baby makes three.

Posted by: Bertram
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Some are strapped.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:20 AM (9mTYi)

259 "Son just passed journeyman carpenter test. He's starting out clean."

Godspeed

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:20 AM (WYwGa)

260 Most efficient would be those brain implants from
Mission Impossible III - That way when they don't show up, activate the
device and problem solved - fixes that pesky glitch of having to trace
or track anyone down.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt


Ankle bracelets are tried and true tech. And "geofencing" is pretty simple these days.


Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (hudka)

261 yeah, learning trades is great ... I learned my trade in college, and never really used my horticulture degree. And school was cheap way back then.

Nice thing about many trades is one can start one's own business, allowing freedom and profit. Using a degree means debt and moving to an employer, usually away from roots. There are always compromises.

Posted by: Illiniwek at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (26Yu7)

262 Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.

In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012.

Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled "Guardians of Sharia."
see more
http://www.longwarjournal.org/
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Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (MbrzC)

263 I think our family's lakeside cabin has 70s era printed landscape wallpaper (do they make that anymore?) that looks like that, lol.

Kidding. Very pretty! Have seen many an eve from that cabin that looks like this. Love the soft rendering yet it's not boring.The horizon line cuts the painting in half, usually a big composition no-no, but it still works. Kudos to the artist for that.

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (hvf9s)

264 Beautiful picture; I love the light on the water.
Always such a pleasure to have the pictures up here,. Thanks, rd.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (No/ki)

265 Morning everyone!

Posted by: Arson Wells at December 10, 2015 11:22 AM (UnJ7w)

266 suffering is a school


Love is a battlefield


****


Life is like a box of chocolates

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (NeFrd)

267 I always was able to find work until they exported most of the jobs I could do. And by then I was too old to do the other jobs I could do that entailed a bit of physical exertion.

We've lost a lot of expertise and if we ever need it again it may not be recoverable.

Our schools certainly aren't producing people who can reason and think and calculate in their heads.

Let along understand basic mechanics, physics and chemistry.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (Xo1Rt)

268 Roger Water's Final Cut album is one of the most indulgent, lame-o, bullshit albums ever. Yes, I know it was a "Pink Floyd" album, but it was entirely his.

Unlistenable.

Pink Floyd's one of the bands I'd be perfectly content to never hear a song from again.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (W2YA6)

269 You think the leftist revolutionaries can't pass a background check?Posted by: Thad Buffet at December 10, 2015 10:27 AM (KGqbQ)

I'm thinking a Leftist revolutionary is almost certainly not a combat arms veteran and is completely untrained and unready for revolution. I'm thinking easy peasy, pal. Bring it.

Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 11:24 AM (WuTfJ)

270 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (NeFrd)

Yeah. Someones already eaten all the chocolate covered cherries before you get a chance.

Worse is when all that's left is some icky chocolate covered coffee bean things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:25 AM (Xo1Rt)

271 Ankle bracelets are tried and true tech. And "geofencing" is pretty simple these days.


Posted by: Mortimer at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (hudka)
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saves on the surgeon bills... I like it. What was the movie with the necklaces that would go boom if you exited the prison with no walls?
...nevermind Wedlock, is what I was thinking of.


Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:25 AM (MbrzC)

272 Christianity as a subset of Judaism...

The bacon-eating faction.



Boo-yah!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:25 AM (b2Qci)

273 @Bitter

This country's gone through a huge brain-drain. A lot of what we used to be able to do, we no longer can.

I still believe the high point of America was the moon landings. Everything since has been downhill.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:26 AM (W2YA6)

274 Cloyd, you've got a job?

And all those years I spent hoping you'd find one....

Life is just so strange

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 10, 2015 11:26 AM (WjXce)

275
Post 9/11 they wanted to do some sort of arent muslims wonderful out reach program by inviting people to mosques. Well, the big one in LA wanted each visitor to fork over 50 bucks. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 10, 2015 11:26 AM (iQIUe)

276 Sooo what's new? Are We still in the shitter?

Posted by: donna at December 10, 2015 11:26 AM (/dSsq)

277 Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 11:24 AM (WuTfJ)
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It's not the size of your Shwarts, it's how you use it.

Posted by: Yogurt at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (MbrzC)

278 Colbert slips to fourth place.

heh.


It seems like his fan base is becoming more selective.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Let the Outrage Outlet Plan and Cater Your Holiday Atrocity! at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

279 @donna

No, it's full.

Posted by: Cousin Eddy at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (W2YA6)

280 New Testament: The Embaconing

Posted by: jow, what once stayed at a Holiday Inn w/a preacher at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (MCOBY)

281 hey we just invited Montenegro to NATO

that should go over well with the Russians

nice going Lord Kerry

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (WYwGa)

282 I'm thinking a Leftist revolutionary is almost certainly not a combat arms veteran and is completely untrained and unready for revolution. I'm thinking easy peasy, pal. Bring it.

They think they can send someone else to die for them. After the second human wave of urban yutes into interlocking fields of fire with effective overwatch, they may find themselves on the wrong end of their mobs.

Civil War 2.0 will quickly dissolve into a free-for-all. At least until one or two groups gain enough power to start stomping the others.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (9krrF)

283 Pink Floyd's one of the bands I'd be perfectly content to never hear a song from again.
Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (W2YA6)

Yeah, you know that 'put 'em up against the wall' part of The Wall? I didn't realize Waters was serious. The man is seriously batshit crazy in a Jew-hating, neo-nazi-ish sort of way.

No more Pink Floyd for me, thanks. Besides, I gave up drugs a long, long time ago.

Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (WuTfJ)

284
suffering is a school




Love is a battlefield




****




Life is like a box of chocolatesPosted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (NeFrd)
Life is like a train.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (X6fMO)

285 The only times I've watched Colbert were when Ghost was on, the Acrocats were on, and Flo the MoH recipient was on. And each time, Colbert himself was awful.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (W2YA6)

286
Invention idea: Sprinkleable bacon. No not like on salads.

Like out of a Rainbird! Or maybe those cast iron things that follow the hose...

Great way to fertilize your Muslim neighbor's lawn...

Posted by: Ivana Lynch at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (LVG/7)

287 But they are canny enough to observe conscience at work in the West and leverage it as a weapon against us, causing us to hesitate or falter, instead of assessing the situation accurately and acting decisively.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 11:18 AM (E5UB0)

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (BZAd3)

288 276 Sooo what's new? Are We still in the shitter?

Posted by: donna at December 10, 2015 11:26 AM (/dSsq)
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Shitter Status: Confirmed.

Posted by: Yogurt at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (MbrzC)

289 Pink Floyd is boring music, whatever else it is.

Sorry, pass.

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:28 AM (WYwGa)

290 ...Christianity as a subset of Judaism...
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Agreed.

One of my better friends is a Messianic Jew, like Nicholas Thalasinos who was killed at San Bernardino.

My friend is actually the leader for a couple of congregations. He is very well traveled in the middle east. Conversations with him are always fascinating. He brings perspectives and insights that are not obvious to a typical WASP, or at least not obvious to this WASP.

Generally, I feel myself to be a pretty poor Christian relative to my Jewish friend. I take solace from C.S. Lewis's observation that there is a great yawning gulf between even a bad Christian, and a non-Christian. Rationalization is one of my strengths.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

291 Our schools certainly aren't producing people who can reason and think and calculate in their heads.
Let along understand basic mechanics, physics and chemistry.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:23 AM (Xo1Rt)
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I do not understand why we are paying for people to come here whose respect for 'learning' consists of memorization of their book. Doesn't seem very learned to me. Ignorance repeated is still ignorance.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2015 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

292 "A human being should be able to change a diaper, PLAN AN INVASION, butcher a hog, conn a ship, DESIGN A BUILDING, write a sonnet, balance accounts, BUILD A WALL, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, GIVE ORDERS, cooperate, ACT ALONE, solve equations, ANALYZE A NEW PROBLEM, PITCH MANURE, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, FIGHT EFFICIENTLY, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

8 out of 21 ain't bad!

*begins working on sonnet*

There once was a young lad from Queens,
whose head was full of big dreams...

Posted by: Teh Donald at December 10, 2015 11:29 AM (hvf9s)

293 The bacon-eating faction.

Just one of the benefits. LOL.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:30 AM (LUgeY)

294 Shitter Status: Confirmed.
Posted by: Yogurt
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Circling the bowl.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:30 AM (9mTYi)

295 281 hey we just invited Montenegro to NATO
that should go over well with the Russians
nice going Lord Kerry

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (WYwGa)
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Actually I think that was the point.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:30 AM (MbrzC)

296 The whole premise of 2A activism is that these are rights we ALL possess, regardless of ideology. Rights that we can choose to exercise or choose not to exercise as we see fit. I don't care if lefties start buying guns, they have that right.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 10:53 AM (gwpf+)

Agreed. Thad I think was making the same point I used to make about 5 years ago, which was only to dispel the notion that "we have all the guns". It was and still is an attitude I see often on the right.

We don't. I know several lefties who bought handguns because they weren't going to be the one-legged men in the ass-kicking contest.

If the Burning Times ever do come, it's not going to be interesting, it's going to be awful, insane, brutal, bloody, and probably short.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 10, 2015 11:30 AM (kKHcp)

297 Also, the AcroCats are a cat circus. Please see them if they come to your town.

It is quite possibly the best thing I've ever seen live.

The show is exactly how you'd imagine it: cats doing WTF they want.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:31 AM (W2YA6)

298 well yes it was the point, but it's childish

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:31 AM (WYwGa)

299
Dick jokes; always funny.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 10:56 AM (Xo1Rt)
_________________________

Just the punch line,,

ping pong balls?!?1/1/!!? I thought you said King Kong balls!!!!!!111!!!!!1

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 10, 2015 11:31 AM (HSmrB)

300 Pink Floyd made their name by putting out stoner music. The kind where everyone sits around toasted thinking "this is so cool" while being incoherent and passive.

That's why they faded away by the '80's.

All that keeps some of these old bands going is nostalgia.

Old people trying to recapture their youth instead of growing and really expanding their minds.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:31 AM (Xo1Rt)

301 did we have a thread yet on Hillary's bald-faced lie about what she told the parents of the Benghazi heroes?

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:32 AM (WYwGa)

302 Life is just a bowl of cherries...

...soaked in a good bourbon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:32 AM (LUgeY)

303 @Feh

Yeah, couple days ago, I think.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:32 AM (W2YA6)

304 Posted by: Teh Donald at December 10, 2015 11:29 AM (hvf9s)

I've seen you pitch manure.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 11:32 AM (iRZl4)

305 "It seems like his fan base is becoming more selective."


By which it appears that reruns of "M.A.S.H" and "Alf" seem to be more entertaining and enlightening.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (LA7Cm)

306 Montenegro, of course, is raysis.

Posted by: Shaun King: In Your Heart, You Know I'm Black at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (u5gzz)

307 If the Burning Times ever do come, it's not going to be interesting, it's going to be awful, insane, brutal, bloody, and probably short.
Posted by: OneEyedJack
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Pretty much the usual stuff. Women, children, the elderly, and the sick will suffer the most.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

308 or Paglia's latest bitching?

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (WYwGa)

309 I stole this from someone else:

Bumper Sticker: If Islam was a consumer product it would be recalled for safety issues.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (MbrzC)

310
I saw the Acro-Cats in Vegas. Amazing. How that one chick could squirt red hot quarters out of her, uh, ya, well... it was something to see...

Posted by: Ivana Lynch at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (LVG/7)

311 287 But they are canny enough to observe conscience at work in the West and leverage it as a weapon against us, causing us to hesitate or falter, instead of assessing the situation accurately and acting decisively.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 11:18 AM (E5UB0)

Whoops!

There is another aspect to Islam that many people don't grasp and that is that since it is a bellicose doctrine at it's core, it respects when others defend their doctrines and cultures and takes full advantage of those who don't.

This "Islam is a religion of peace," bullshit being spewed by western leaders is completely viewed by Muslims as weakness.

Every time Israel gives in to international demands for land for peace, Muslims see that as weakness. They lose respect for it and double the intensity of their hostility.

That's another reason why we have to begin to get serious with out leaders to start telling the truth about Islam. Muslims as snickering out of the sides of their mouths at our stupidity.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (BZAd3)

312 And Turbonegro is super raysis.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (W2YA6)

313 Posted by: Teh Donald at December 10, 2015 11:29 AM (hvf9s)

The only one on Heinleins list I don't think I could manage (and quite a few I actually have) is the writing a sonnet.

I'm good at doggerel. Not prose.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (Xo1Rt)

314 Scankles' lie thread was yesterday.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 11:34 AM (X6fMO)

315 or Paglia's latest bitching?

Posted by: Feh

Senile or just typical crazy liberal paranoia, jealousy and projection?

Posted by: Dang at December 10, 2015 11:34 AM (2oWD2)

316 Yeah, Pink Floyd is hard music to listen when not stoned. Some of it is incredibly depressing and slit your wrists music

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:34 AM (2x3L+)

317 "New Testament: The Embaconing"


Now you're just hamming it up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (LA7Cm)

318 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

Hah! This old codger is wrapped and strapped.

You stay right there on my lawn. I need some target practice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (Xo1Rt)

319 >>> Colbert slips to fourth place.

heh. It seems like his fan base is becoming more selective. Posted by: Mikey NTH - Let the Outrage Outlet Plan and Cater Your Holiday Atrocity! at December 10, 2015 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

Have a moonbatty relative that considers Colbert the best of the late night comedians. But he also considers teh Obamas to be perfect so there you go, that is Colbert's fanbase in a nutshell. Everyone else I know either watches Kimmel or Fallon, if they do late night shows at all.

Anyone watch Nightline? I feel like it is puff pieces mixed with lefty SRS BSNS news stories. Miss Ted Koppel.

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (hvf9s)

320 I haven't "died gallantly" yet. Any pointers from those who have?

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (WYwGa)

321 I had a funny conversation with a liberal LIV friend of mine today. He said, "aren't you worried about electing Trump? He's like Hitler!" and I said, "well, you guys said Bush was hitler too, and that seemed to go okay, so..."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (AkOaV)

322 301 did we have a thread yet on Hillary's bald-faced lie about what she told the parents of the Benghazi heroes?

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:32 AM (WYwGa)
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You mean like this?
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360485

Clearly she's just being Benghazi-VictimBoated and the family of the dead are all liars.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (MbrzC)

323 283: I said Pink Floyd sucks on here a long time ago. I was ripped big time. I still say they suck. Unending tuning if you ask me. Eff em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (ucDmr)

324 PIERS MORGAN: Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even dumber


O.O

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (fWAjv)

325 321 I had a funny conversation with a liberal LIV friend of mine today. He said, "aren't you worried about electing Trump? He's like Hitler!" and I said, "well, you guys said Bush was hitler too, and that seemed to go okay, so..."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (AkOaV)
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HILARIOUS! Thanks.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (MbrzC)

326 "Son just passed journeyman carpenter test. He's starting out clean."


After decades of having houses and offices built for me, I'm convinced that there are only about a dozen people in the U.S. who should be licensed to carry a tape measure and saw.

In most states, anyone can slap a sign on their pickup and pass a 30 minute test to be a contractor.

Posted by: jwest at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (Zs4uk)

327 291 >> I do not understand why we are paying for people to come here whose
respect for 'learning' consists of memorization of their book. Doesn't
seem very learned to me. Ignorance repeated is still ignorance.

In CT or MA, somewhere up east, there was a recent article about teachers there complaining that the new 'refugees' have children that cannot read or write AT ALL. Naturally, this is causing an enormous strain on the school system. Because No Child Left Behind, dontcha know.

Le sigh.

Ace gets a big mention in Thomas Lifson's latest article for Am Thinker.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (gyKtp)

328 Pro tip: The key to manure pitching is know the wind direction.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (Xo1Rt)

329 When you've lost Piersy.......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 10, 2015 11:37 AM (LA7Cm)

330 In most states, anyone can slap a sign on their pickup and pass a 30 minute test to be a contractor.>>>

I think that Levels and Squares have been outlawed in many states too.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 10, 2015 11:38 AM (XtAzU)

331 "Senile or just typical crazy liberal paranoia, jealousy and projection?"

whoa them's fighting words, I love Paglia, that old piece of 60s roadkill

I have my differences with her, but she can bring her honey or whatever to dinner if she brings a bottle, too

we'll eat meatballs

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:38 AM (WYwGa)

332 324 PIERS MORGAN: Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even dumber
O.O
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (fWAjv)
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Wait was that Piers 'grab the guns' Morgan, or some other Morgan that actually said that? When you've lost Piers Morgan...

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (MbrzC)

333 "New Testament: The Embaconing"


Now you're just hamming it up.



You're gonna roast for that.
Even though it tickled my ribs.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (b2Qci)

334 Everyone else I know either watches Kimmel or Fallon, if they do late night shows at all.

Jimmy Fallon is on my shit list for his totally unnecessary and mean-spirited attack on a good friend of mine, fellow bassist and my former teacher, Beaver Felton.

Fallon can go fuck himself.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (LUgeY)

335 I think the key to dying gallantly is to at least don't snivel about it or make those around you uncomfortable.

If you can, make your death mean something or cost your enemies somehow.

Standing on your own two feet is always good too.

Die with your boots on.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (Xo1Rt)

336 >>> PIERS MORGAN: Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even dumber O.O Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (fWAjv)

*check outside to see if pigs are flying*

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (hvf9s)

337 Miss Ted Koppel.

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (hvf9s)


Yeah, I always thought he was a bit of fruit with some gawdawful hair.

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (5JTgA)

338 If the Burning Times ever do come, it's not going to be interesting, it's going to be awful, insane, brutal, bloody, and probably short.Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 10, 2015 11:30 AM (kKHcp)

Early in the Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman was held back in rank for a time and nearly cashiered for his viewsregarding the length and ferocity of the then-growing conflict. He said it would be a long, hard, bloody affair--a bloodbath--and people thought he was crazy. Remember those gentlemen and ladies in their finery, spreading out blankets for picnics overseeing the First Bull Run battlefield? Yeah, that.

So no, I strongly doubt a second civil war along those lines would be short. Unless, of course, someone employs nukes or nerve/bio agents. Hypothetically, if evil shit like that comes into play, there wouldn't be a country left to save.

Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 11:40 AM (WuTfJ)

339 333 "New Testament: The Embaconing"


Now you're just hamming it up.



You're gonna roast for that.
Even though it tickled my ribs.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:39 AM (b2Qci

You are all just a bunch of pigs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:40 AM (voOPb)

340 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (fWAjv)

The comments by British readers are hilarious. Saying Americans are scared of our own shadows.

Makes me want to break out my "America: Back to Back World War Champions" shirt.

Ungrateful Brits.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:41 AM (AkOaV)

341 >>>>> Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 11:38 AM
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I like Camille too. She is one of the few people in the world that I would like to have dinner with. I think she is really interesting.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:41 AM (2x3L+)

342 Life is just a bowl of cherries...

...soaked in a good bourbon.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:32 AM (LUgeY)


I have got to make those, but I don't think it's cherry season anymore.

I see a lot of people putting Judaism, Islam and Christianity in the same pile but one of the issues with including islam is that I don't think they use any of the biblical texts, whereas Christianity uses old and new testament and Judaism uses old. So we at least have a similar base, even if Christianity added on...

Islam is completely separate, no matter how they try to include biblical figures in their own texts...they aren't the same.

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 11:41 AM (lIU4e)

343 ...While the Brits hide in their flats from the soccer hooligans.

Screw them in particular.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 11:43 AM (W2YA6)

344 Anyone watch Nightline? I feel like it is puff pieces mixed with lefty SRS BSNS news stories. Miss Ted Koppel.
Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 11:35 AM (hvf9s)
________

ABC and CBS have overnight news shows. Both are silly-lefty but the overnight format somehow encourages odd bits and pieces of truth. I'm an early am person myself so I've been shocked a few times at truth expressed overnight.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2015 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

345 Piers Morgan had something else on Twitter a few days ago that surprised me; something along the lines of calling out the 200,000 Brits who signed a petition banning Trump from the UK, asking them if they signed a petition banning known jihadis from entering the UK.

Posted by: IC at December 10, 2015 11:43 AM (a0IVu)

346 If someone breaks into your house in Britain and you so much as injure them, YOU will be going to jail.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:44 AM (Xo1Rt)

347 I think that Levels and Squares have been outlawed in many states too.
Posted by: Buzzsaw
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A framing square, in the hands of a competent, practiced user, is a powerful tool.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:44 AM (9mTYi)

348 I think the key to dying gallantly is to at least don't snivel about it or make those around you uncomfortable.

I've got to run, but this brings something up that has always stuck in my head.

I saw this history channel thing years ago about the guillotine. They said during the French revolution all the nobles tried to die well, basically, and then there was some lady who freaked the hell out and was screaming and crying and that this somehow helped convince the masses that what they were doing was wrong. Reading it now it sounds like it may be history channel gobbledygook! But I always remembered it and wondered.

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (lIU4e)

349 Piers Morgan has never been able to live up to his mother's expectations.



She wanted him to be a dock.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (NeFrd)

350 Muslim Professor: What Happened To Jews In Nazi Germanys Kristallnacht, Is About To Happen To Muslims In America



No, not a parody

Weasel Zippers

And this insect is infecting young minds

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (gf8BH)

351 Islam is completely separate, no matter how they try to include biblical figures in their own texts...they aren't the same.

Everything I've read or seen about islam and the muzzies I've known convince me that it is the exact polar opposite of Christianity. I have yet to find anything in it that encourages any sort of self-examination, no exhortation to grow and become a better person, nothing.

No. Thing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (LUgeY)

352 Being able to read the instructions on a bag of Quikcrete seems to be a rarity also.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

353 Islam is the Devil's answer to Christ.

It's why they claim to hold sacred the old prophets but vilify the Jews themselves.

If you were the Devil could you devise a more diabolical religion than Islam?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:47 AM (Xo1Rt)

354 Many have been puzzled at the way in which Arab members of the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq have quietly been ending their involvement, even as the West escalates its own.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are only running one mission against ISIS targets a month, a US official revealed to CNN earlier this week, while Bahrain stopped in the fall as did Jordan in August.


Not to mention all the "refugees" they are all taking. Cough Cough

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (gf8BH)

355 What is the deal with Bibi and Trump? Why would Israelis condemn Trump for wanting a ban on Muslim immigrants? None of this makes any sense.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)

356 And this insect is infecting young minds
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (gf8BH)

Interesting. Someone should ask the prof is the Holocaust happened or if it was just Jewish propaganda. Because alarmingly high numbers of Muslims believe that.

Also, the German Jews weren't trying to kill the Aryan Germans and create a Jewish state based in Berlin. Some were Hitlers political enemies (communists), but mostly their biggest "crime" was not being pure-blood Aryan, which, you know, -- eugenics.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (AkOaV)

357 The Division Bell was a good album.

Posted by: Arson Wells at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (UnJ7w)

358 Islam is completely separate, no matter how they try to include biblical figures in their own texts...they aren't the same.

Posted by: Lea at December 10, 2015 11:41 AM (lIU4e)


Two things I always point to proving pisslam is not an Abrahamic faith are:

1) The concept of eternal paradise/heaven. In pisslam, paradise is a frickin' drunken whorehouse, a place of earthly desires. Heaven? Not so much.

2) The use of the word 'martyr' when discussing those who die for their faith. In Christianity, a martyr is murdered for his faith, while in pisslam a martyr deliberately kills others and themselves for their faith. In other words, pisslam's martyrs murder Christianity's martyrs.

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (5JTgA)

359 Islam is the Devil's answer to Christ.


Consider that stolen.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (LUgeY)

360 Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 11:40 AM (WuTfJ)

The Burning Times as I see them won't have governments acting against governments.


Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (kKHcp)

361 355 What is the deal with Bibi and Trump? Why would Israelis condemn Trump for wanting a ban on Muslim immigrants? None of this makes any sense.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)

My guess? Domestic Israeli politics.

Bibi is already called all the same names trump is being called by his political adversaries -- publicly meeting with Trump right now would only hurt him politically.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (AkOaV)

362 "I know several lefties who bought handguns because they weren't going to be the one-legged men in the ass-kicking contest. "

Yes, they will. Exhibit A: they think handguns will be meaningful primary weapons on a battlefield.

Posted by: Apostate at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (zaVwL)

363 Rubio moves upward in my estimation:

"Marco Rubio Quietly Undermines Affordable Care Act"

http://tinyurl.com/hw9829o (goes to NYT)

The risk corridors were intended to help some insurance companies if they ended up with too many new sick people on their rolls and too little cash from premiums to cover their medical bills in the first three years under the health law. But because of Mr. Rubio's efforts, the administration says it will pay only 13 percent of what insurance companies were expecting to receive this year. The payments were supposed to help insurers cope with the risks they assumed when they decided to participate in the law's new insurance marketplaces.


Mr. Rubio's talking point is bumper-sticker ready. The payments, he says, are "a taxpayer-funded bailout for insurance companies." But without them, insurers say, many consumers will face higher premiums and may have to scramble for other coverage. Already, some insurers have shut down over the unexpected shortfall.


Plus, he outfoxed the Smartest President Evah!

Mr.
Rubio says Mr. Obama compounded his problems by diverting risk corridor
funds to quell a 2013 furor over canceled insurance policies. That
year, the president announced that states could let insurers renew
canceled plans and continue coverage for several years even if those
policies did not meet the requirements of the federal health law.

Insurers
were shocked by the sudden change. They had set 2014 premiums on the
assumption that healthy people with old insurance policies would move
into the new marketplace, but Mr. Obama allowed many of them to stay
out.


Oopsie.


It's almost as if GS-10 bureaucrats aren't up to running one-sixth of the economy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (oKE6c)

364 I haven't "died gallantly" yet. Any pointers from those who have?

Yeah, I can do most of the list and I'm confident I could fake most of the rest, but there's only one way to find out whether I can die gallantly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 11:50 AM (1xUj/)

365 Muslim Professor: What Happened To Jews In Nazi Germanys Kristallnacht, Is About To Happen To Muslims In America



No, not a parody

Weasel Zippers

And this insect is infecting young minds
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Maybe it's just me, but I'm having a hard time getting upset if that were to happen.

The old, "Don't start nothing, won't be nothing".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:50 AM (b2Qci)

366 Muslims, AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Posted by: Arson Wells at December 10, 2015 11:50 AM (UnJ7w)

367 Whenever the authorities go on a manhunt, the suspects are usually found within a day or two (unlike Lena Dunham; her manhunt may take several lifetimes).

Yet those two 'missing' Afghan pilots from the GA airbase are still on the loose.

Curious, no? Maybe they are getting some help in hiding.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (gyKtp)

368 Piers article

http://tinyurl.com/zqs9n7m

Like the new enemy, Trump hits us -verbally- very, very hard.

There's no lengthy, calm, measured, professorial thesis on big issues, of the kind we regularly see from Obama.

Trump just takes a firm position and smashes it into the public consciousness in brusque, simple, uncompromising language that everyone can understand.

And when it comes to ISIS, the American people are desperate for some kind of clarity.

As Obama is seen to be fiddling while Rome burns, Trump is seen, whether you agree with him or not, to at least have an understanding of the immediacy and scale of the threat and a clear determination to try and deal with it.

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Saying all Muslims are potential terrorists is stupid and dangerous.

But pretending none of them are is even more stupid and dangerous

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (fWAjv)

369 Being able to read the instructions on a bag of Quikcrete seems to be a rarity also.

for some reason that made me rolmao.

Posted by: Infidel at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (7tCdZ)

370 >>Bibi is already called all the same names trump is being called by his
political adversaries -- publicly meeting with Trump right now would
only hurt him politically.


Also dealing with the random stabbings - last thing he needs to do is kick the Palestinian anger up a notch at this particular moment.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

371 Piers Morgan had something else on Twitter a few days ago that surprised me; something along the lines of calling out the 200,000 Brits who signed a petition banning Trump from the UK, asking them if they signed a petition banning known jihadis from entering the UK.Posted by: IC at December 10, 2015 11:43 AM (a0IVu)Ah, that reminds me of something I heard on the radio this morning - Muhammad Ali putting out a statement that "presidential candidates proposing to ban Muslim immigration to the United States" are just advancing "their own personal agenda":


http://goo.gl/D3ex2g

Now maybe it's just me, but I don't recall Ali issuing any statement after the Charlie Hebdo killings or the massacre in Paris or the nightmare in San Berdoo. But he's right up off the mat and into the ring when it comes to Teh Donald.

Go away, Clay.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (X6fMO)

372 What is the deal with Bibi and Trump? Why would Israelis condemn Trump for wanting a ban on Muslim immigrants? None of this makes any sense.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)

Sigh

1) The "Left" wing is Israel is acting up- not a large proportion but present nether the less

2) Israelis have a bad habit of trying to compare American Politics to their own and make a square peg fit in a round hole...America often does the reverse. Both are equally absurd

3) Netanyahu is a weak leader

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (gf8BH)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (fWAjv)

374 In most states, anyone can slap a sign on their pickup and pass a 30 minute test to be a contractor.
Posted by: jwest at December 10, 2015 11:36 AM (Zs4uk)
_______

Laughing here because son has plans for youngest sister's engineering degree -- it is gonna be HUUUUUGE.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (MIKMs)

375 355 What is the deal with Bibi and Trump? Why would Israelis condemn Trump for wanting a ban on Muslim immigrants? None of this makes any sense.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (2x3L+)

Trump won't commit to Jerusalem as the capital and as usual awkwardly made statement that seemed to imply Israel shares fault in the ME conflict.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (iRZl4)

376 "I know several lefties who bought handguns because they weren't going to be the one-legged men in the ass-kicking contest. "

Yes, they will. Exhibit A: they think handguns will be meaningful primary weapons on a battlefield.



Having it is not a talisman. The will to use it is just, if not more, important.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:52 AM (b2Qci)

377 >>>>> Islam is the Devil's answer to Christ.
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I believe this too. Mohammed was a false prophet., maybe the devil incarnate.

There is nothing good or redeeming in that fake religion. Nothing.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:52 AM (2x3L+)

378 Trump won't commit to Jerusalem as the capital and as usual awkwardly made statement that seemed to imply Israel shares fault in the ME conflict.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (iRZl4)


No that's not it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:52 AM (gf8BH)

379 >>My guess? Domestic Israeli politics.

>>Bibi is already called all the same names trump is being called by his political adversaries -- publicly meeting with Trump right now would only hurt him politically.

I would add international politics. Israel is constantly being called on to negotiate with various Muslim groups for the elusive (think union like) two state solution and her critics are always looking for reasons to blame Israel for it not happening.

If Bibi aligned with a guy who called for a Muslim ban he would be giving his and Israel's critics a huge weapon to beat them with.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 11:53 AM (/tuJf)

380 unicorn not union dammit

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 11:53 AM (/tuJf)

381 Mr. Macca Bean, I view Christianity as a subset of Judaism and any criticism of one is the same as a criticism of the other.
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More like two circles that overlap at certain points but not at others. They differ about a lot: ceremonial/dietary laws (bacon), civil laws, salvation, heaven, hell, etc. They are the same with regards to moral laws, and in that they regard the Tanakh as inspired.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 11:53 AM (E5UB0)

382 Muslim Professor: What Happened To Jews In Nazi Germanys Kristallnacht, Is About To Happen To Muslims In America




Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (gf8BH)




Obviously they don't believe that that is true, or they'd pull in their horns a bit. Instead, to mix my metaphors, they're crowding on sail.


It's of a piece with Algore buying a beachfront mansion, then bleating about the seas rising.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:53 AM (oKE6c)

383 Piers Morgan has never been able to live up to his mother's expectations.



She wanted him to be a dock.



That's quay quay.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 11:54 AM (1xUj/)

384 Having it is not a talisman. The will to use it is just, if not more, important.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 11:52 AM (b2Qci)

Bingo

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:54 AM (fWAjv)

385 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:48 AM (gf8BH)
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But but but BOR said we gotta be super nice to these people or else they will not help us battle ISIS. LOL
I don't watch his show unless guest will be on I want to see, caught last night... it was funny watching Varney and Dobbs embarrass the hell out of BOR on his own show, not to mention Trump not taking the false bait of 'they will not help us, if we don't take all their people'... as if they're really helping us so much as it is, and as if the ISIS threat to themselves would get any better by suddenly not helping us cause we paused immigration\travel for awhile.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:55 AM (MbrzC)

386 >> Early in the Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman was
>> held back in rank for a time and nearly cashiered for his
>> viewsregarding the length and ferocity of the then-growing
>> conflict. He said it would be a long, hard, bloody affair

It was more than that, he did okay at First Bull Run but then he started seeing hordes of graybacks behind every bush.

The prophet without honor was Gen Winfield Scott, who was as right as anyone could be about how the war was to be fought and won, but because it didn't involve seizing Richmond tomorrow, he was pushed out.

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 11:55 AM (o+SC1)

387 355 >> What is the deal with Bibi and Trump?

I think it has to do with the low grade infitada going on there right now. Bibi doesn't want to stir the muzzies up anymore than they already are. Just today, there was another attack where a car plowed into a group of Israelis. Two were stabbed yesterday.

Trumps visit would heat the violence.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 11:55 AM (gyKtp)

388 If Bibi aligned with a guy who called for a Muslim
ban he would be giving his and Israel's critics a huge weapon to beat
them with.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 11:53 AM (/tuJf)


Wouldn't it have been simpler - and wiser - just to withhold comment?
I don't like it when American politicians weigh in on Israeli politics, and conversely. If a proposed policy in one country bears directly on the other, fine. Otherwise ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:56 AM (oKE6c)

389
Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled "Guardians of Sharia."
see more
http://www.longwarjournal.org/
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Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:21 AM (MbrzC)

Why these guys weren't executed on the battlefield is beyond my ken.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 11:56 AM (RD7QR)

390 "I think that Levels and Squares have been outlawed in many states too."


I've seen contractors with these items, but they believe they're used for some religious ceremony.

Posted by: jwest at December 10, 2015 11:56 AM (Zs4uk)

391 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (fWAjv)

But Trump is clear at a point in time. That clarity can be shifted to an entire different point of view at a different point of time. Not really clear to me but it doesn't matter to his supporters.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 11:56 AM (iRZl4)

392 Just read a headline that said "Trumps words may inflame the Middle East" WTF? I mean are they all playing nicey nice now and because trump says something they're all gonna go Jihadi on Us? Too late for that...

Posted by: donna at December 10, 2015 11:56 AM (/dSsq)

393 Trumps visit would heat the violence.


Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 11:55 AM (gyKtp)


Trump was proposing to visit Israel? I hadn't heard that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (oKE6c)

394 That's quay quay.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


****

And while he may be moderately successful, he is certainly no John Paul Jetty.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (NeFrd)

395 My guess? Domestic Israeli politics.

Bibi is already called all the same names trump is being called by his political adversaries -- publicly meeting with Trump right now would only hurt him politically.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:49 AM (AkOaV)
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agree.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (MbrzC)

396 Every time Israel gives in to international demands for land for peace, Muslims see that as weakness. They lose respect for it and double the intensity of their hostility.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean
--------------------------------------------------------------
I lost all hope for a peaceful solution when Israel pulled its own settlers out of Gaza and the Palestinians responded... by launching an intifada. But it's good they made it clear, "Ok so that's how it's going to be? Fine". Allowed them to move on building the wall.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (E5UB0)

397 I think it has to do with the low grade infitada going on there right now. Bibi doesn't want to stir the muzzies up anymore than they already are. Just today, there was another attack where a car plowed into a group of Israelis. Two were stabbed yesterday.

Trumps visit would heat the violence.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 11:55 AM (gyKtp)

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Oh so, the Israeli solution is working spectacularly.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (LXJ1e)

398 >>Wouldn't it have been simpler - and wiser - just to withhold comment?
I don't like it when American politicians weigh in on Israeli politics, and conversely. If a proposed policy in one country bears directly on the other, fine. Otherwise ...

Probably. But that seems to be a thing of the past. Every country now seems to comment on the affairs of every other country.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (/tuJf)

399 369 Being able to read the instructions on a bag of Quikcrete seems to be a rarity also.

for some reason that made me rolmao.
Posted by: Infidel at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (7tCdZ)

Instructions? Cmon -- you just add water until the desired thickness. Slowly. And if you fuck up? Eh, who will ever know the difference?

/s

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (AkOaV)

400 Just read a headline that said "Trumps words may inflame the Middle East"

Is this like how Reagan was supposed to blunder us into WW3? Not saying they're equivalent, just noticing the playbook never really changes. (cf. JFK, who damn near DID blunder us into WW3.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 11:58 AM (9krrF)

401 Piers Morgan has never been able to live up to his mother's expectations.
She wanted him to be a dock.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (NeFrd)

*claps*

love it.

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 11:58 AM (hvf9s)

402 I've seen contractors with these items, but they believe they're used for some religious ceremony.
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I believe you are thinking of the Masons

Posted by: BunkerIntheBurbs at December 10, 2015 11:58 AM (kXzR8)

403 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:52 AM (gf8BH)

Glad you cleared that up for me.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 11:59 AM (iRZl4)

404 Hey, NGU, what do you read for news on Israel? I am really mostly clueless on the politics there, but find it fascinating, and it's important too.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:59 AM (2x3L+)

405 >>Just read a headline that said "Trumps words may inflame the Middle East"

As opposed to the tranquil paradise it is today?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 11:59 AM (/tuJf)

406 Instructions? Cmon -- you just add water until the desired thickness.
Slowly. And if you fuck up? Eh, who will ever know the difference?
>>>

The guy that didn't stay at the bottom of the river?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (XtAzU)

407 Instructions? Cmon -- you just add water until the desired thickness. Slowly. And if you fuck up? Eh, who will ever know the difference?


That's what's nice about the sandy soil down here. You can put too much water in Quickcrete but it won't weaken it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (LUgeY)

408 "I think that Levels and Squares have been outlawed in many states too."


I've seen contractors with these items, but they believe they're used for some religious ceremony.



Shaken toward a building site as a curse is spoken.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (b2Qci)

409 Re: trades.

I'm one of those highly educated guys who has never had so much a career as a series of jobs. Some awesome, some less so.

During one of my caesuras in traditional employment I decided to be a working class hero. I have tools and know how to use them and have built and repaired all manner of things around the house.

So I became a carpenter. You know what I learned?

Real carpenters are way, way, way better at it than I am.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (1xUj/)

410 393 >> Trump was proposing to visit Israel? I hadn't heard that.

Yeah Jay, but he called off the visit this am.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 12:01 PM (gyKtp)

411 Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (LXJ1e)

So you think Israel is partially to blame too?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 12:01 PM (iRZl4)

412 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 11:55 AM (gyKtp)

Bibi is between a rock and a hard place.

In Israel, the new Knifeitada (trademark pending) is got some of his people yelling they need to seal their borders... that there must be a harder line with the so called Pallis.

Problem is, if he did, the current resident of the White House would side with Israel's enemies in the UN....

A Trump visit would inflame his internal politics on this...

Its a matter of timing, and who sits in White House.

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 10, 2015 12:01 PM (qh617)

413 I think it has to do with the low grade infitada going on there right now.

it would help if we stopped using these bullshit terms.

When the IRA announced "campaigns", the media and policy makers were careful to not use their terms. These were correctly referred to as bombings and a resumption of terrorist activities.

Most of these have been deliberate attacks on civilians.

There is no reason to refer to this as anything other than terrorist activities.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 10, 2015 12:01 PM (326rv)

414 Hey, NGU, what do you read for news on Israel? I am really mostly clueless on the politics there, but find it fascinating, and it's important too.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 11:59 AM (2x3L+)


All the Israeli papers and talk to my friends and family in Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 12:02 PM (gf8BH)

415 Wouldn't it have been simpler - and wiser - just to withhold comment?
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Yes.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 12:02 PM (MbrzC)

416 409 Re: trades.

I'm one of those highly educated guys who has never had so much a career as a series of jobs. Some awesome, some less so.

During one of my caesuras in traditional employment I decided to be a working class hero. I have tools and know how to use them and have built and repaired all manner of things around the house.

So I became a carpenter. You know what I learned?

Real carpenters are way, way, way better at it than I am.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (1xUj/)

Yeah, nothing more humbling than trying to fix up an old house, being told by the professionals that it would be a snap, and learning that it is for them but not for me.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 12:02 PM (RD7QR)

417 >>As opposed to the tranquil paradise it is today?

Exactly!

Aaaaand whose feckless foreign policy is largely responsible for that?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2015 12:03 PM (NOIQH)

418 Real carpenters are way, way, way better at it than I am.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
----------------

It's finding a REAL carpenter that is the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 12:03 PM (9mTYi)

419 408 "I think that Levels and Squares have been outlawed in many states too."


I've seen contractors with these items, but they believe they're used for some religious ceremony.



Shaken toward a building site as a curse is spoken.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (b2Qci)


Secret Masonic Ritual?

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 10, 2015 12:03 PM (qh617)

420 So I became a carpenter. You know what I learned?

Real carpenters are way, way, way better at it than I am.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (1xUj/)

----

So you're like that nerd from "Breakfast Club"??

I'm a fucking idiot because I can't frame a wall?
No, you're a genius because you can't frame a wall.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:03 PM (JmjOe)

421 Who becomes President of the United States is almost as important to Israel's future as it is to the USA.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 10, 2015 12:04 PM (iRZl4)

422 Is this like how Reagan was supposed to blunder us into WW3? Not saying they're equivalent, just noticing the playbook never really changes. (cf. JFK, who damn near DID blunder us into WW3.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 11:58 AM (9krrF)
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Indeed.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 12:04 PM (MbrzC)

423 Muslim Professor: What Happened To Jews In Nazi Germanys Kristallnacht, Is About To Happen To Muslims In America

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 11:45 AM (gf8BH)

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Yes, of course, as we all know, when the Nazi party rose to power in Germany, Jews from all over the world started flooding into Germany, angrily clamoring for the right to emigrate there.

Just like the Muslims are doing now. It's exactly the same situation.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 12:05 PM (E5UB0)

424 The Israelis are not stupid enough to believe any Candidate that says they will move the Embassy to Jerusalem...Almost all those not in the Presidency say that, and NONE every do it once they move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. Gee give Israel some credit. And by and large for a majority of the Israeli population that is NOT a major issue..It is a bigger issue in the USA than Israel.. Israelis have other worries.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 10, 2015 12:05 PM (gf8BH)

425 Who becomes President of the United States is almost as important to Israel's future as it is to the USA.

Agreed. Lots of burnt bridges need rebuilding.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 12:05 PM (LUgeY)

426 Probably. But that seems to be a thing of the past. Every country now seems to comment on the affairs of every other country.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (/tuJf)

Yep. I always think how annoyed we were (or at least, I was) at Europeans weighing in on American politics during our dusky Messiah's proposed apotheosis in 2008, and therefore conversely would not butt in on their domestic politics.
But as you say, everybody now seems to feel perfectly entitled to quack about everybody else, regardless of how well they're handling their own problems.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 12:06 PM (oKE6c)

427 Real carpenters are way, way, way better at it than I am.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
----------------

It's finding a REAL carpenter that is the problem.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


That fixer-upper show out of Waco, Texas with Chip & Joanna Gaines. Joanna has a carpenter she uses.
He builds a table from scratch and it doesn't wobble!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 12:06 PM (b2Qci)

428
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:00 PM (1xUj/)


Great. Now I'm going to have Lennon's whiny voice in my head all day.

I should petition Her Imperial Malevolence to put out a fatwa on you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 12:06 PM (X6fMO)

429 Yes, of course, as we all know, when the Nazi party rose to power in Germany, Jews from all over the world started flooding into Germany, angrily clamoring for the right to emigrate there.

Just like the Muslims are doing now. It's exactly the same situation.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 12:05 PM (E5UB0)
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IKR.. such 'logic' from a "Professor" should be stunning, but instead it's par for the course.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 10, 2015 12:07 PM (MbrzC)

430 413 Most of these have been deliberate attacks on civilians.

There is no reason to refer to this as anything other than terrorist activities.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 10, 2015 12:01 PM (326rv)


Good damn point. I will now refer to it as low grade terrorism from now on. I got 'language captured'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2015 12:08 PM (gyKtp)

431 Is this like how Reagan was supposed to blunder us into WW3? Not saying
they're equivalent, just noticing the playbook never really changes.
(cf. JFK, who damn near DID blunder us into WW3.)



Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 11:58 AM (9krrF)



Yes, that's the play they call on 3rd and long. On first down they usually run the ball right up the middle by asserting that the GOP candidate is a dullard.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

432 AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! A Christmas Mariachi Band just wandered through my office! WTF is going on???

Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2015 12:08 PM (8Y7+f)

433 Heh. mogul Russell Simmons is pulling a Trump on Trump. To put his words into trump speak:

I like Trump. Good guy. My family has stayed in his house and flown on his planes. Smart guy. Sounds like a Nazi though, huuuge embarrassment right now. A One man wrecking ball. Not right for America.

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 12:08 PM (hvf9s)

434 Bandersnatch: That's quay quay.

Unfortunately for the pun, isn't that pronounced "key"? Or is that just the Brits' pronunskiation?

(Looks it up) - well, "key" as 3rd allowed pronunskiation... (key, kay, kway)

Posted by: mindful webworker - landlubber at December 10, 2015 12:08 PM (HDCbD)

435 418 Real carpenters are way, way, way better at it than I am.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
----------------

It's finding a REAL carpenter that is the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 12:03 PM (9mTYi)


Yeah.... I was doing good as a Carpenter... but then Dad made me get into the religion business...

and we all know how THAT turned out....

Posted by: Jesus at December 10, 2015 12:09 PM (qh617)

436 Great. Now I'm going to have Lennon's whiny voice in my head all day.

I did that on purpose.

Now, imagine...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:09 PM (1xUj/)

437 >>> AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! A Christmas Mariachi Band just wandered through my office! WTF is going on???
Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2015 12:08 PM (8Y7+f)

You work on the subway?

Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (hvf9s)

438 AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! A Christmas Mariachi Band just wandered through my office! WTF is going on???

OK, now I'm confused. Who's appropriating whose culture?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (LUgeY)

439 AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! A Christmas Mariachi Band just wandered through my office! WTF is going on???

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"Hark! The Harold Anglo Sings"??

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (JmjOe)

440 re: carpentry

all that separates me from the pro's is little stuff like experience, tools, and speed

hahahahahaha

i've built wainscoting from dimensional lumber, made built-in shelves and casework, and done all kinds of small jobs like trimwork, but it takes me a loooonng time

the pro's I've hired, especially this one old guy, were a pleasure to watch, just silence, tape, thick pencil, and confident cuts

beautiful

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (WYwGa)

441 Who becomes President of the United States is almost as important to Israel's future as it is to the USA.

Agreed. Lots of burnt bridges need rebuilding.


He'll build a new bridge. It'll be yuuuuuuuuge! And real classy! Not like that heap of crap between Gaza and the West Bank!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 10, 2015 12:11 PM (9krrF)

442 >>>>> Trump was proposing to visit Israel? I hadn't heard that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (oKE6c)
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Not just visiting and dropping in for a friendly hello. He was planning on going to the Dome of the Rock.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 12:11 PM (2x3L+)

443 "Now, imagine..."


Oh, God.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (LA7Cm)

444 "Dome of the Rock"

you know, nice peaceful vacation spot

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (WYwGa)

445 "Hark! The Harold Anglo Sings"??

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (JmjOe)


Who's this Harold fellow? And why is he singing?

Posted by: RickZ at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (5JTgA)

446 You work on the subway?
Posted by: LizLem at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (hvf9s)



Sometimes it feels like it....

Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (8Y7+f)

447 the pro's I've hired, especially this one old guy, were a pleasure to watch, just silence, tape, thick pencil, and confident cuts

beautiful
Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (WYwGa)

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Speed and knowledge is one of the fundamental tenons of carpentry........

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (JmjOe)

448 "I'm a fucking idiot because I can't frame a wall?
No, you're a genius because you can't frame a wall."

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:03 PM (JmjOe)


I hired an Amish framing crew for my son's house. As I was standing behind one of them, he drove a screw in at a 45 degree angle instead of taking the piece down and putting in a backing board.

I leaned in and quietly told him God was watching that and now He was weeping.

Fucked this guy up for life.

Posted by: jwest at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (Zs4uk)

449 >>> Great. Now I'm going to have Lennon's whiny voice in my head all day.I should petition Her Imperial Malevolence to put out a fatwa on you.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 12:06 PM (X6fMO)

I am the ear worm, koo koo ka choo!

Posted by: Lennon at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (hvf9s)

450 Yeah, nothing more humbling than trying to fix up an
old house, being told by the professionals that it would be a snap, and
learning that it is for them but not for me.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 12:02 PM (RD7QR)


It's like those TV shows that make any and all house construction and repairs look like child's play. Usually about 10 minutes I realize I'm seriously over my head.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (oKE6c)

451 i've built wainscoting from dimensional lumber, made built-in shelves and casework, and done all kinds of small jobs like trimwork, but it takes me a loooonng time

Right. When you're doing it for yourself you have all the time in the world to measure, re-measure, second guess yourself, have a beer, go to the lumber yard for more wood to give it a second try.

The guys what actually do it do it fast, once, right.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (1xUj/)

452 OK nascent tradespersons, I gotta go get ready for my 3000 mile oil change and tune-up at the heart doctor's office.

Y'all try and behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (LUgeY)

453 >> Instructions? Cmon -- you just add water until the desired
>> thickness. Slowly. And if you fuck up? Eh, who will ever
>> know the difference?

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-12-cubic-ft-cement-mixer-61932.html

There's better ones out there for quick jobs, ones with plastic drums that are set up like big wheelbarrows to be rolled to and tipped into the pour, but these are actually decent and routinely available on sale in the $170 range.

I already had mine, but the Newark CA HF store had a store-demo model (look carefully for missing nuts and bolts) for 50% off during their Thanksgiving-weekend sale.

HF is a crapshoot, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, search google and specifically the Harbor Freight Pass/Fail Thread over on garagejournal.com by part number to be sure of any particular product.

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (o+SC1)

454 Ideas for Ramadan presents:

* Syed and Tashfeen salt and pepper shakers with holes corresponding to where the bullets entered (stolen and modified from the Encyclopedia of Bad Taste).

* Rachel Corrie rolling pin.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (E5UB0)

455 442 >>>>> Trump was proposing to visit Israel? I hadn't heard that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:57 AM (oKE6c)
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Not just visiting and dropping in for a friendly hello. He was planning on going to the Dome of the Rock.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 12:11 PM (2x3L+)


Where he'd put in a bid to build a new Jewish Temple???

It would be Yuggggeeee... with a big Gold Star on top.... because he loves the Jewish people.. you know his Daughter is a Jew.... and he's ahead in the polls...

Posted by: Jesus at December 10, 2015 12:14 PM (qh617)

456 Yeah.... I was doing good as a Carpenter... but then Dad made me get into the religion business...

and we all know how THAT turned out....Posted by: Jesus at December 10, 2015 12:09 PM (qh617)
Heh. It's been a while, but there was a scene in Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ where Jesus builds a table and Mary asks Him what it's for, to which he replies along the lines of, "you eat off it." She shakes her head and answers, "it'll never catch on."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 12:14 PM (X6fMO)

457 Speed and knowledge is one of the fundamental tenons of carpentry........>>>

Nice way to dovetail into the previous comment...

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 10, 2015 12:15 PM (XtAzU)

458 Posted by: Jesus at December 10, 2015 12:14 PM (qh617)

Ouch... MAJOR sock fail....

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 10, 2015 12:15 PM (qh617)

459 447 the pro's I've hired, especially this one old guy, were a pleasure to watch, just silence, tape, thick pencil, and confident cuts

beautiful
Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:10 PM (WYwGa)

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Speed and knowledge is one of the fundamental tenons of carpentry........
Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (JmjOe)

Surely you joist.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 12:15 PM (RD7QR)

460 HF is a crapshoot, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, search google and specifically the Harbor Freight Pass/Fail Thread over on garagejournal.com by part number to be sure of any particular product.
Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (o+SC1)

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Most smaller jobs I will just mix up the Quickcrete with a tarp.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:15 PM (JmjOe)

461 hey, he made that pun fair and square

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:16 PM (WYwGa)

462 >>>>>Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM
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Hahahaha! That's funny.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 12:16 PM (2x3L+)

463 >> the pro's I've hired, especially this one old guy, were a
>> pleasure to watch, just silence, tape, thick pencil, and
>> confident cuts

The guy who did the framing on our remodel and some of the other work had some big long water levels.

Took one look and the bulb went on.

Need to know if the frame of your project car is flat? Bingo!

Went out and bought a hundred feet of 3/8in plastic tube and some blue food coloring...

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 12:17 PM (o+SC1)

464 Speed and knowledge is one of the fundamental tenons of carpentry........
Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (JmjOe)

Surely you joist.
Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at December 10, 2015 12:15 PM (RD7QR)

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To brighten your day with a little pun is all Im rafter.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:17 PM (JmjOe)

465 Now, I'm not some theological scholar, but wasn't the Devil's big beef that man had free will?

So, wouldn't the Devil's religion say to submit and follow exactly what I said, and don't worry about that whole be a better person or know yourself thing?

I mean, I'm just spitballin' here...

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 10, 2015 12:17 PM (W2YA6)

466 "To brighten your day with a little pun is all Im rafter."

as long as you're on the level

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:18 PM (WYwGa)

467 Speed and knowledge is one of the fundamental tenons of carpentry........
Posted by: fixerupper at December 10, 2015 12:12 PM (JmjOe)

Surely you joist.



This dovetails nicely with the point I was making.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 10, 2015 12:18 PM (1xUj/)

468 crap, meeting time, laters

Posted by: Feh at December 10, 2015 12:18 PM (WYwGa)

469 >> Most smaller jobs I will just mix up the Quickcrete with a tarp.

Never done that, but then my thoughtful wife scored a $15 garage-sale wheelbarrow fifteen years ago and it hasn't rusted out yet.

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 12:19 PM (o+SC1)

470
And speaking of Jesus, I just remembered an Irish musical comedy called Return of the Winemaker, which postulates that Jesus was born in Galway and, instead of being a carpenter, the townspeople have him use his powers to turn water into wine and provide free booze to everyone.

http://goo.gl/amxdJ8

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 12:19 PM (X6fMO)

471 Nood. Ace is up.

Posted by: johnd01 at December 10, 2015 12:19 PM (ukNFU)

472 It's like those TV shows that make any and all house construction and repairs look like child's play. Usually about 10 minutes I realize I'm seriously over my head.



If they were honest, that 30 minute show would be, "Well, here we are on day 4........"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2015 12:19 PM (b2Qci)

473 >>>>> Posted by: Jesus at December 10, 2015 12:14 PM
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Ouch... MAJOR sock fail....
Posted by: BB Wolf at December 10, 2015 12:15 PM
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Still sorta worked. Still funny.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 10, 2015 12:20 PM (2x3L+)

474
It's like those TV shows that make any and all house construction and repairs look like child's play. Usually about 10 minutes I realize I'm seriously over my head.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 12:13 PM (oKE6c)

________

My favorite is painting a room which they do in abut 45 seconds. What they don't show you is the hours of work in prep time, taping, corners, etc.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 10, 2015 12:20 PM (0LHZx)

475 Well this 'toy' just might be popular in some segments of the population this Holiday season...

https://youtu.be/4GuZ_8xf9Vw

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2015 12:20 PM (WXMJz)

476
Great. Now I'm going to have Lennon's whiny voice in my head all day.I should petition Her Imperial Malevolence to put out a fatwa on you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 12:06 PM (X6fMO)
___________________

I wish someone would put a fat-twat on me....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 10, 2015 12:21 PM (HSmrB)

477 I got just the tool for that job. *bow chicka bow wow...*

Posted by: Mustachioed Carpenter on Film, circa 1975 at December 10, 2015 12:25 PM (vgIRn)

478 Well it is Scorpion. "Wind of Change"

https://youtu.be/n4RjJKxsamQ

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2015 12:27 PM (WXMJz)

479
Need to know if the frame of your project car is flat? Bingo!

Went out and bought a hundred feet of 3/8in plastic tube and some blue food coloring...

Posted by: JEM at December 10, 2015 12:17 PM (o+SC1)


Cheaper to use an old garden hose with a foot of clear tubing at each end.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 10, 2015 12:27 PM (RcpcZ)

480 My favorite is painting a room which they do in abut
45 seconds. What they don't show you is the hours of work in prep time,
taping, corners, etc.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at December 10, 2015 12:20 PM (0LHZx)


Oftentimes I think the DIY job would be not too bad, if the situation were just like the one they depicted. But in repairs typically there's an unexpected snag: plumbing parts corroded open or shut so that a tactical nuke won't free them, idiosyncratic funky angles, inaccessible locations, warped wood, things out of true.
How do you deal with those, DIY shows?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 12:28 PM (oKE6c)

481 Speaking of talented handymen, I worked on our house with a guy who was incredibly talented, and could do/fix anything. If I found out I had an inoperable brain tumor, I'd hand him my Dremel and ask him to see what he could do.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 12:29 PM (oKE6c)

482
JEM @ #91, outstanding. I think that probably represents the common sense, open-minded reaction of most people. Doesn't translate instantly and easily into a visa or immigration policy, but it could be done. Think of how powerful an issue this would be, if a set of policies reflecting that sensible and very American ("who we are") approach, were in fact translated into specifics and spouted from the campaign stump. Sadly, doubtful we'll see that.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 10, 2015 12:31 PM (QDnY+)

483 It's like those TV shows that make any and all house construction and repairs look like child's play.

What I get out of those shows is that every house in Canada has one or more of asbestos, black mold, shitty wiring, shitty plumbing, or water in the basement.

Also, all the walls they want to remove are always structural, and the code inspector will make shit up to nuke your budget.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2015 12:32 PM (S+N7W)

484 Carpenters...

I don't often admit it, but in the mid-1970s, out in New Mexico, we tried selling Pyramid Greenhouses. Yes, official pyramid-power-channeling Cheops-angle pyramids!

Long story about our almost getting conned into working with another scam Pyramid Power company (honest to God con man, who went to jail), but through that we met Frank, former Hollywood set builder. Among his stories were building a whole Western town in So NM, and a working elevator for an episode of Mission Impossible. Had his blueprints for the big penis from Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex hanging in his bathroom. Wonderful man, he and his wonderful wife, Jean, befriended us idiots.

Anyway, we asked Frank about designing a pyramid greenhouse. Gave him just the "Cheops" angle, and that we wanted a same-angle base (four trapezoidal panels). Frank took a pencil, did a few figures on a 2x4, built a jig, cut the frame pieces, which included some crazy angles at the peak, assembled them in the jig, we added the plastic cover in the shop, then trucked the pieces out to his back yard, built the foundation, set up the diamond-shaped structure, put on the flashing, and finally added the doorway.

We walked inside, he looked up at where one panel met another at the corners and noted that there was an almost indiscernible gap (on the inside of course). He said, "I'll have to adjust that by 1°." Stunning!

We actually sold a few. They were genuinely good greenhouses!

Then an employee sabotaged and wrecked us, but that's another story.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hits thumb with hammer at December 10, 2015 12:33 PM (HDCbD)

485
Now maybe it's just me, but I don't recall Ali issuing any statement after the Charlie Hebdo killings or the massacre in Paris or the nightmare in San Berdoo. But he's right up off the mat and into the ring when it comes to Teh Donald.

Go away, Clay.Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 10, 2015 11:51 AM (X6fMO)

The Nation of Islam is using Mohammed Ali's name (and credibility) to advance its message. Ali suffers from Parkinson's Syndrome; rather, that variation of it called Dementia Pugilistica. Given the known course of that condition and the length of time with which Ali has struggled with it (since at least 1980), I suspect Mohammed Ali, one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport, is at a pont where he doesn't know his own name or where he is at any given moment. I strongly doubtAli is in any shape to discuss immigration issues.

So you're essentially smearing a couragous, brain-damaged fighter who showed more heart than you ever will. Fuck Donald Trump.

Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 12:33 PM (WuTfJ)

486 Willowed, of course.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hits head with hammer at December 10, 2015 12:33 PM (HDCbD)

487 Sock off at home

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 10, 2015 12:34 PM (ubByS)

488 Sonny Liston took a dive.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 10, 2015 12:43 PM (PFy0L)

489 Sonny Liston took a dive.Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 10, 2015 12:43 PM (PFy0L)

If there was a fix, it's certain Ali didn't know about it. Insofar as Liston is concerned, the mob had its hooks into him for years.Liston had a drug problem (and women problems and gambling problems) andran in some dark circles. I think he used that brushing punch to the temple as his cue for the dive. He didn't try too hard to make it look believeable.

Posted by: troyriser at December 10, 2015 01:08 PM (WuTfJ)

490 But at the time, Jews weren't murdering Germans in mass numbers nor were they involved in widespread terrorist acts and acts of war. And war amongst themselves.

See the difference?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 01:22 PM (Xo1Rt)

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