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Claude Monet, "The Magpie" (c. 186

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:16 AM




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1 Mmmm. Magpie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 10:17 AM (RU5ki)

2 Pretty picture but brrrr

Posted by: PaleRider at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (1OLmv)

3 That is wonderful, thank you.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (mf5HN)

4 Who names their kid "Claude"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (gf8BH)

5 Meh. Needs some topless chicks.

Posted by: Paul Gauguin at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (RU5ki)

6 Happy warm rainy Tuesday. Lovely painting.

Posted by: Beth M at December 22, 2015 10:19 AM (kiy9d)

7 I can see Russia from here.

Posted by: Sarah Palin at December 22, 2015 10:19 AM (RU5ki)

8 Fuck Magpies.

Annoying ass birds.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 10:19 AM (NkNar)

9 Who names their kid "Claude"?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (gf8BH)


Someone with aggressive cats, duh!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 22, 2015 10:20 AM (q2o38)

10 Topless chicks < topless chicks + water wheel

Posted by: Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light at December 22, 2015 10:20 AM (RU5ki)

11

Not retiring yet.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
http://www.trans-siberian.com/tour

get your tickets while they're hot

For the first time since the combination rock group/orchestra began doing its annual Christmas tours, it is not featuring one of the albums from its popular Christmas trilogy -- the 1996 release "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," "The Christmas Attic" (199 and "The Lost Christmas Eve" (2004).

Instead, TSO will perform its one Christmas work that never made it to CD -- and has never been performed on tour -- "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve."


http://amzn.com/B00005R1N6 (this is the one they are performing)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at December 22, 2015 10:20 AM (qCMvj)

12 In before "Show me da Monet".

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:21 AM (qUNWi)

13 The Magpie.




The Larch.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:22 AM (qUNWi)

14 Nice roomy thread, plenty of room to stretch out. And the doors really make that "big thread" sound when they are closed.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Save the Wails at the Outrage Outlet! at December 22, 2015 10:22 AM (hLRSq)

15 Nice roomy thread, plenty of room to stretch out. And the doors really make that "big thread" sound when they are closed.


Echo echo echo......

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:23 AM (qUNWi)

16

And, if you authors haven't sent your signed books to Authors Supporting Our Troops... here's more incentive from someone that did:

I got some feedback from an unlikely source today. The wife of a Doctor at Balboa Naval hospital was told by her husband that books which had been donated to servicemen were getting passed around on the hospital Ship Mercy like crazy. It seems a lot of books that get sent to the troops wind up on the ship. The Doctor had told his wife that the troops who were reading books or had access to video games required less pain meds while recovering from burns. I told her that I donated my books through several different charities/ groups, including this one. She said keep it up, it is making a difference.

http://ow.ly/We93v

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at December 22, 2015 10:24 AM (qCMvj)

17 We'll be here til 1:00 ish.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:24 AM (qUNWi)

18

Star Wars + IMAX = hell yeah!

finally saw it

so fun

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at December 22, 2015 10:24 AM (qCMvj)

19 Love this one!!!

Posted by: Lea at December 22, 2015 10:25 AM (lIU4e)

20 This painting depicts a scene just before the traditional holiday magpie feast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 10:25 AM (RU5ki)

21 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 10:26 AM (JrKKc)

22
Could someone just carpet bomb this thread with EOs now, please?

Posted by: All in for Dondi! at December 22, 2015 10:26 AM (BK3ZS)

23 this belongs in the previous thread.

http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/12/isis-star-wars-spoiler-every-message/

Posted by: Kindltot at December 22, 2015 10:27 AM (q2o38)

24

obligatory Deer Hunting Season video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FtjdL_6Nyc

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at December 22, 2015 10:27 AM (qCMvj)

25 Trump or Cruz? Eh, I'm on the fence.

Posted by: The Magpie at December 22, 2015 10:28 AM (SCcgT)

26 Could someone just carpet bomb this thread with EOs now, please?

Posted by: All in for Dondi! at December 22, 2015 10:26 AM (BK3ZS)


All I have are E-I-O's. Sorry.

Posted by: Old McDonald at December 22, 2015 10:28 AM (hLRSq)

27 My Christmas starts tomorrow. We are going to bring my MIL to our house for the week-end. It's the first Christmas since we lost my FIL.
We all miss him very much.

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 10:29 AM (JrKKc)

28 Happy-ish Tuesday Morning ...

A very nice selection, rdbrewer.

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 22, 2015 10:30 AM (oZKRQ)

29
Did the artist provide the picture's title or was it someone else?

Either way, the title makes you look.

And the scenery itself, especially the snow, is soothing.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 10:31 AM (BK3ZS)

30 ALH - Happy Christmas...

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 22, 2015 10:32 AM (oZKRQ)

31 Manet v Monet

Who es mas macho?

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:33 AM (qUNWi)

32 And to you, Adriane! Bless you!

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 10:33 AM (JrKKc)

33 After watching Lindsey Graham leaving the race and Jeb Bush struggling, my gut instincts tell me that America is looking for my kind of leadership.

Huntsman 2016 - A Silly Putty Presidency for the Century!

Posted by: Jon Huntsman at December 22, 2015 10:35 AM (hLRSq)

34 My Christmas starts tomorrow. We are going to bring my MIL to our house for the week-end. It's the first Christmas since we lost my FIL.
We all miss him very much.
Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 10:29 AM (JrKKc)


God bless you and yours.


Boss announced this morning we're probably going to close tomorrow for the rest of the week. My brain said yeah I'm gonna start vacation now, thanks.

*spins in chair*

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 22, 2015 10:35 AM (mf5HN)

35 Hey Alexthechick. Here's something I think you'll get a kick out of.

7 Times We've Been a Total Jerk in Game (And Aren't Even Sorry)

https://youtu.be/uv3syIzJU_U

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 10:36 AM (zt+N6)

36
Rossini - La Gazza Ladra

http://youtu.be/Ceh0-42FXg0

Posted by: All in for Dondi! at December 22, 2015 10:37 AM (BK3ZS)

37 CRAP it's cold!

Posted by: The Magpie at December 22, 2015 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

38 I can't understand it - I called Trump a jerk and he's still ahead of me in the polls gosh darn it!

Posted by: Jeb! at December 22, 2015 10:37 AM (hLRSq)

39
Art:

The Moon Christmas Coloring Book (1970)

http://tinyurl.com/hw6kqck

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (kdS6q)

40 Boss announced this morning we're probably going to close tomorrow for the rest of the week. My brain said yeah I'm gonna start vacation now, thanks.

As if he doesn't know that.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (qUNWi)

41 And the scenery itself, especially the snow, is soothing.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
---------------
Oh yeah, ooh, ah, that's how it always starts, but then later there's shivering and freezing.

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (9mTYi)

42 Huntsman 2016 - A Silly Putty Presidency for the Century!
-------------------

Try pressing him against an old copy of Pravda and see what happens.

Posted by: Roy at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (VndSC)

43
If Trump wins he'll have to fight both a House and a Senate with opposition majorities. The GOPe.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (RcpcZ)

44 Manet v Monet



Who es mas macho?
Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:33 AM (qUNWi)


Manet of course. He wrote Glengarry Glen Ross.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (q2o38)

45 Pretty... love Monet but have never seen this one before! Gorgeous.

Hopefully the snow dump we've been getting gives us a sunny day at some point, so the day looks just like that. Right now is just cloudy and the roads are ridiculously awful. But at least we'll have a white Christmas!

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 10:39 AM (hvf9s)

46 I still say that Monet guy needed glasses!

Posted by: Mortie Seinfeld at December 22, 2015 10:40 AM (NkNar)

47
We've got your campaign theme song queued up, Jonny-Boy!

http://youtu.be/7DqvweTYTI0

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 10:41 AM (BK3ZS)

48 37 CRAP it's cold!
Posted by: The Magpie at December 22, 2015 10:37 AM (RD7QR)



Tell me about it!

Posted by: The Schlong at December 22, 2015 10:41 AM (vgIRn)

49 Oh yeah, ooh, ah, that's how it always starts, but then later there's shivering and freezing.

Like when you pick up the milk jug in the store and you think "hmmm....not so cold....maybe the freezer isn't working right" and then 1 minute later you're getting frostbite and your hand doesn't work anymore.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:41 AM (qUNWi)

50 45 Pretty... love Monet but have never seen this one before! Gorgeous.

Hopefully the snow dump we've been getting gives us a sunny day at some point, so the day looks just like that. Right now is just cloudy and the roads are ridiculously awful. But at least we'll have a white Christmas!
Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 10:39 AM (hvf9s)

You must be west of the Mississippi...

Posted by: The Magpie at December 22, 2015 10:41 AM (RD7QR)

51 Thanks, Alex! I appreciate your wit. Your comments are fun to read.

Bless you, too!

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 10:42 AM (JrKKc)

52 Off bird sock.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at December 22, 2015 10:42 AM (RD7QR)

53 >>*spins in chair*


Shouldn't you be on a shelf, until Friday?

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 10:43 AM (NkNar)

54
Mannheim Steamroller!

Posted by: Rush Limbaugh at December 22, 2015 10:43 AM (OiFtZ)

55 Who names their kid "Claude"?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (gf8BH)

Um, someone awesome. You gonna disagree wit me?

Posted by: Jean Claude van Damme, on top of a plane at December 22, 2015 10:44 AM (hvf9s)

56 Heckle and Jeckle hardest hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 10:45 AM (LUgeY)

57 >>> You must be west of the Mississippi...
Posted by: The Magpie at December 22, 2015 10:41 AM (RD7QR)

Yep.

Mother Nature forgot to equally redistribute the snow this year! Don't know why the left worships her so much, she can be a fickle jerk. Grounds for child abuse.

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 10:46 AM (hvf9s)

58 Hey Alexthechick. Here's something I think you'll get a kick out of.

7 Times We've Been a Total Jerk in Game (And Aren't Even Sorry)

https://youtu.be/uv3syIzJU_U
Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 10:36 AM (zt+N6)


Ha! I was watching that last night!

I want to get Just Cause 3 just to do that to a cow.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (mf5HN)

59 Never met a Claude.

Knew a Claudia once. She was a slut.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (qUNWi)

60 >>> Shouldn't you be on a shelf, until Friday?
Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 10:43 AM (NkNar)

Someone is itching for coal in their stocking...

*gets popcorn*

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (hvf9s)

61 Could someone just carpet bomb this thread with EOs now, please?

Posted by: All in for Dondi! at December 22, 2015 10:26 AM (BK3ZS)


All I have are E-I-O's. Sorry.
Posted by: Old McDonald at December 22, 2015 10:28 AM (hLRSq)


I turn to stone.

Posted by: ELO at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (Dj0WE)

62 Trump: The Schlonging of Hillary 2016.


(Just writing that felt wrong.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Save the Wails at the Outrage Outlet! at December 22, 2015 10:48 AM (hLRSq)

63 Shouldn't you be on a shelf, until Friday?
Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 10:43 AM (NkNar)



That's a raptoring.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 22, 2015 10:48 AM (mf5HN)

64
re: schlonged

Over at HotAir, guess who's having the vapors again:

this crass and classless stream of consciousness might delight the true Clinton haters, but it's not going to improve views of Trump among other voters. It will give Team Hillary even more openings to play the victim card after Republicans successfully defused the War on Women meme in 2014.

Ed Morrissey


nb - Edward not lumping himself in with the "true Clinton haters".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 10:49 AM (kdS6q)

65 Birds wear socks?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (DLIIY)

66 >>That's a raptoring


Shit.


Here, hold these Brownies while I deal with that.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (NkNar)

67 Schlonging of Hillary in 2016

Ok

Posted by: pig (all men are) at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (HSAmh)

68 The Trump Clinton debates will be the most cringeworthy things that will ever happen.

Ever.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (qUNWi)

69 Ha! I was watching that last night!

I want to get Just Cause 3 just to do that to a cow.


Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (mf5HN)



Yeah PlayStation Access is a frequent one to check. So is outsidexbox. I admit that outsidexbox is the winner between them though. Mostly because of the cute Asian chick with the British accent.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (zt+N6)

70 Soon, we'll never see snow again, because climate change.

Posted by: joe at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (34w2E)

71
Could someone just carpet bomb this thread with EOs now, please?
Posted by: All in for Dondi!



That would be an "usurpation", something we gentlemen do not do.

So, good day to you sir!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (kdS6q)

72 Morning, Glories! Slept really late. Woke up confused by weird dreams, but at least in one of them my younger sister bought me breakfast and I met my grown-up grandson...??!?

In before... well, Ace at least.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what th' at December 22, 2015 10:51 AM (O+0DS)

73 Ed Morrissey

Too nice a man. Not a pig.
Women who tell me all-men-are-pigs wrong?

Posted by: pig (all men are) at December 22, 2015 10:52 AM (HSAmh)

74 >>It will give Team Hillary even more openings to play the victim card after Republicans successfully defused the War on Women meme in 2014.



This ed guy is just begging for a schlonging. A yuuuge schlonging.

Posted by: Donald Trump's Forehead Merkin at December 22, 2015 10:52 AM (NkNar)

75 We've got your campaign theme song queued up, Jonny-Boy!

http://youtu.be/7DqvweTYTI0
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 10:41 AM (BK3ZS)


Alternate campaign song:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Wb14NZ01E

Posted by: ELO at December 22, 2015 10:53 AM (Dj0WE)

76 It's like I'm a noob or something, not knowing how to take off a sock.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 10:54 AM (Dj0WE)

77 Algerian Army Marching Drill: Kill, Slaughter, and Skin The Jews

Weasel Zippers

Moderate muslims my ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 10:55 AM (gf8BH)

78 Ohh, I love Monet's paintings and this one is lovely. No snow here in So Cal but I can dream. So Trump said Hillary got 'schlonged' in 2008? It might be crude but it is making me giggle.

Posted by: IC at December 22, 2015 10:55 AM (a0IVu)

79
Ed Morrissey

I didn't hear a "tee-hee" outta that guy... could someone please poke him in his little belly?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 10:55 AM (BK3ZS)

80 Like when you pick up the milk jug in the store and you think "hmmm....not so cold....maybe the freezer isn't working right" and then 1 minute later you're getting frostbite and your hand doesn't work anymore.
Posted by: eleven
-----------------

Or taking a large slug of a cold milkshake.
"Oh, boy, this is good!"

Then... "ow, ow, ow" as the headbanger gets you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 10:55 AM (9mTYi)

81 Hillary is the Chernenko of American politics. So youthful, so vibrant, and almost at room temperature!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Save the Wails at the Outrage Outlet! at December 22, 2015 10:56 AM (hLRSq)

82 Jaberjay -- where we were
Mockingjay -- where we are (Snow job)
Va Jay Jay -- where pig want to hang out

Posted by: pig (all men are) at December 22, 2015 10:56 AM (I0sxh)

83 Civis Romanus sum. Odi profanum vulgus.

Posted by: first citzen poppin' fresh at December 22, 2015 10:57 AM (DLIIY)

84 It's like I'm a noob or something, not knowing how to take off a sock.
Posted by: BurtTC
----------------

I have made it into an art. I am the Claude Monet of sock fails.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 10:57 AM (9mTYi)

85 Beats f*cking water lilies

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 10:57 AM (voOPb)

86 Trump says Hillary got "schlonged" by Obama in 2008; leftist freakout ensues like clockwork.

The federal government needs to provide taxpayer-funded fainting couches to liberals.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 10:57 AM (laMCB)

87 186 smiley face. One of my favorite years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 10:58 AM (493sH)

88 I'm hoping for a white Christmas.
Right now it's snowing, but I'm not sure how much we will get.

Keeping fingers crossed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 10:58 AM (voOPb)

89 that is such a lovely, hopeful picture...thank you!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 22, 2015 10:59 AM (0O7c5)

90 It's like I'm a noob or something, not knowing how to take off a sock.
Posted by: BurtTC
----------------

I have made it into an art. I am the Claude Monet of sock fails.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 10:57 AM (9mTYi)


I'm like the Picasso of sock fails (I have no talent, but people praise me to high heaven anyway).

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 10:59 AM (Dj0WE)

91 14 Nice roomy thread, plenty of room to stretch out. And the doors really make that "big thread" sound when they are closed.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Save the Wails at the Outrage Outlet! at

And I made Mexico pay for this roomy thread
Posted by: The Donald

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 10:59 AM (voOPb)

92 Algerian Army Marching Drill: Kill, Slaughter, and Skin The Jews

They are merely repeating a Trump video.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 22, 2015 10:59 AM (FkBIv)

93 I'll say it again:

The leftists are more upset about some graffiti on some mosque somewhere than they were about 14 Americans being killed in San Bernardino.

That's their priorities.




Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 10:59 AM (fQ/0p)

94 Been snowing up here for 4 days or so.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (NkNar)

95 I beat the shit outta Lindsey Graham!

Posted by: Jim Gilmore at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (u5gzz)

96 AP has put out a list of the Top 10 news stories of 2015. Several of these are actually interconnected stories.

1. Islamic State / 3. Paris Attacks / 4. Mass Shootings / 6. Terrorism Worries / 10. Europe's Migrant Crisis

The root of these is the turmoil in the Middle East, a lot of the blame for which falls on Obama and Hillary. This may not be an existential threat for the US yet, but with a million refugees entering Germany alone in the last year it may be soon for Western Europe. Further terrorist attacks, which look inevitable, will keep this at the top of the news.

8. Climate Change

If you believe Obama, the cause of and answer to the ISIS crisis.

7. US Election Campaign

Likely to be #1 in 2016, and to swing on the ISIS crisis, as Obama's fecklessness (and by extension Hillary's) has amplified it.

5. Black Deaths in Encounters with Police / 9. Charleston Church Shooting

Every death of a Young Black Man by firearm is because of White Racism, even if 95% are perpetrated by another Young Black Man.

2. Gay Marriage

Is the Gay political machine sated, or are there more goals left for their agenda.



Posted by: Ignoramus at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (r1fLd)

97 This is the schlong winter of our discontent...

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (oVJmc)

98 Carolla asked Trump what he planned on doing with airport security. I don't think Trump supporters would like his answer but again if they don't acknowledge he said it , it never happened.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (49UDy)

99 Schlong, and thanks for the fish!

Posted by: Dolphins at December 22, 2015 11:01 AM (NkNar)

100 I'll say it again:

The leftists are more upset about some graffiti on some mosque somewhere than they were about 14 Americans being killed in San Bernardino.

That's their priorities.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 10:59 AM (fQ/0p)




I agree. The MFM is all upset over perceived insults to the religion of peace and the actual killings of Americans are nothing compared to that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:02 AM (493sH)

101 2. Gay Marriage

Is the Gay political machine sated, or are there more goals left for their agenda.


Posted by: Ignoramus at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (r1fLd)


Nah, teh gheys are done, but in 2016 weez gonna be making a big sting about your baffrooms.

Posted by: Trannies-R-Us at December 22, 2015 11:02 AM (Dj0WE)

102 You'll notice the complete absence of polar bears in the painting. There's a reason for that.

Posted by: Algore at December 22, 2015 11:02 AM (RU5ki)

103 Hillary love you schlong time

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:03 AM (zOTsN)

104 Stink.

Now I can't even pun effectively.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:03 AM (Dj0WE)

105
Our troop visited NYC last weekend. We camped in Staten Island and took the ferry into Manhattan. On the morning run over, Coast Guard vessels escorted the ferry - never had seen that in our prior years' visits.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:03 AM (BK3ZS)

106 But at least we'll have a white Christmas!
Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 10:39 AM (hvf9s)


Jealous!

of course, the last time we had a white Christmas my power was knocked out for a week and I had to buy a new meter loop...

Posted by: Lea at December 22, 2015 11:03 AM (lIU4e)

107 Gay Marriage

Is the Gay political machine sated, or are there more goals left for their agenda.


Posted by: Ignoramus at December 22, 2015 11:00 AM (r1fLd)


Nah, teh gheys are done, but in 2016 weez gonna be making a big sting about your baffrooms.

Posted by: Trannies-R-Us at December 22, 2015 11:02 AM (Dj0WE)




They're never done. The agenda (no matter what leftist cause) always wants more.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:03 AM (493sH)

108 Here, hold these Brownies while I deal with that.
Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (NkNar)

Hmmm, well played...

Due to brownie benevolence, if it were up to me I'd let you borrow Chris Pratt to hold off the raptors for a minute while you run. Use your time wisely. But I don't make the rules so...

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 11:04 AM (hvf9s)

109 This election has been a schlong time coming

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:04 AM (zOTsN)

110 The federal government needs to provide taxpayer-funded fainting couches to liberals.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 10:57 AM


Better keep one handy for Poppin' Fresh over at Tepid Air, too. He's apparently getting close to the smelling salts stage at Teh Donald's horrible, no good, evil, boorish behavior.

Bad Optics, you know.

I have news for The Corpulent "Captain" and the Witches of Salem: Trump is in the position he's in because spineless weenies like you were to shit-scared of President Historic First to raise your voices at his treasonous antics.

You built this. Get used to having someone call out your Friends Across the Aisle for the worthless sacks of dung they are.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:05 AM (z/vax)

111 As bombastic as the Donald is when he speaks, his kids, especially his son, are very well spoken. I heard the son a few weeks back on Fox and Friends (I think, are they the group in the morning?) and he was very poised and polished.

Posted by: IC at December 22, 2015 11:05 AM (a0IVu)

112 If Trump wins he'll have to fight both a House and a Senate with opposition majorities. The GOPe.
Posted by: Ed Anger at December 22, 2015 10:38 AM (RcpcZ)


Trump will just pull an Obama and do what he wants.

But since he won't be protected by Black Democratium, perhaps Congress will find its balls again and impeach the bastard.

Because I guarantee he will do one or many things that are impeachable offenses, just like Dear Leader. Trump and the Constitution are not well acquainted.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 11:05 AM (laMCB)

113
President Ronald Reagan's Christmas Address 12/23/1981

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

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 11:06 AM (kdS6q)

114 Bad people have been scoping out the nations harbors for years now. Port Elizabeth, Port of Galvaston. I'm sure San Diego too. Not suprised

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:06 AM (zOTsN)

115 There's not a water lily in sight!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:06 AM (Nwg0u)

116 'And it appears to be a schlo-ong-
Appears to be a schlo-ong,
Appears to be a schlo-ong,
Time...
Before the dawn'

Posted by: Crosby Stills Nash and Young at December 22, 2015 11:06 AM (NkNar)

117 >>2. Gay Marriage

What's sad is that the people who were doing a victory dance over SSM still haven't figured out how this ties in with #1, 3, 4, 6 and 10. Not well.

They should look at the recent story of the Swedish man brutally murdered by two Morrocan immigrant youths after he gave them food.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 22, 2015 11:07 AM (NOIQH)

118 65 Birds wear socks?
Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 10:50 AM (DLIIY)

Hey, it gets cold on those branches!

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at December 22, 2015 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

119 Just a Schlong Before I Go.

CSN&Y

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 11:07 AM (LUgeY)

120 Great.

Simo Hayha's playground.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 22, 2015 11:08 AM (fWAjv)

121 Lovely Monet, rd!

We'll be having a white Christmas this year - woohoo!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 22, 2015 11:08 AM (NOIQH)

122 The schlong wars have begun

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:08 AM (zOTsN)

123 Carry Schlong.

Posted by: CSN&Y at December 22, 2015 11:08 AM (laMCB)

124
Oh Magpie, I wish I'd never seen your face...

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (ODxAs)

125 114 Bad people have been scoping out the nations harbors for years now. Port Elizabeth, Port of Galvaston. I'm sure San Diego too. Not suprised
Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:06 AM (zOTsN)

Is this apropos of something?

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (RD7QR)

126 But seriously I can't understand why birds feet don't freeze.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (qUNWi)

127
That looks mighty cold - you'd best put in your schlong johns.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (BK3ZS)

128 Manet v Monet

-
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY

In the THUNDERDOME!

Don't miss the fight of the century!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (Nwg0u)

129 Bergdahl deferred his plea? Fucker is going for diminished capacity for mental illness I bet. Can't we just shoot him

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:10 AM (zOTsN)

130 Because I guarantee he will do one or many things
that are impeachable offenses, just like Dear Leader. Trump and the
Constitution are not well acquainted.
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 11:05 AM


You "guarantee" it, eh?

So many people who oppose Trump seem to know exactly what he's going to do, and it's almost always something that's damn near the exact opposite of what his words -- and history in business -- suggest.

I don't think he's going to be the Greatest President EVAH, but I think he is a sensible, plain-spoken, trustworthy patriot. After eight years of someone who has been the exact opposite, he might actually do us some good.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:10 AM (z/vax)

131
My beloved Adirondacks are going to have a brown Christmas this year. Raining and mid-40's as I write. Supposed to be this way for the balance of the week.

Since tourism and winter sports figure prominently in our local economies (like 90%), the ski people and snowmobilers are watching the year begin to go tubesville.

Not at all funny.


Posted by: irongrampa at December 22, 2015 11:10 AM (jeCnD)

132 It was the best of schlongs. It was the worst of schlongs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 11:10 AM (voOPb)

133 'The Schlongest Yard' - Burt Reynold's second best movie. Next to Gator.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:11 AM (NkNar)

134 Carry sclong my wayward son...

Posted by: Kansas at December 22, 2015 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

135 What's sad is that the people who were doing a victory dance over SSM still haven't figured out how this ties in with #1, 3, 4, 6 and 10. Not well.

Someone posted two maps on Twitter recently showing that gay bars in East London have gone from 15+ in 1995 to 4 today. What changed? Muslims moved in and freely gay-bashed without the police intervening. The gay lobby should take note that they aren't top of the left's totem.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 22, 2015 11:11 AM (S+N7W)

136
Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (RD7QR)

Response to observation in 105, I believe.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:11 AM (BK3ZS)

137 Hillary von Schlong: I'm So Tired.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM (Nwg0u)

138 Just a Schlong Before I Go.

CSN&Y
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 11:07 AM (LUgeY)


Schlong title puns?


This could get long, stiff, and ugly before it finishes.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM (Dj0WE)

139 >> But seriously I can't understand why birds feet don't freeze.



Feathers.


Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM (NkNar)

140
You stole my schlong and thats what really hurt...

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM (ODxAs)

141 These puns are getting schlong in the tooth

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM (fWAjv)

142 I heard the son a few weeks back on Fox and Friends (I think, are they the group in the morning?) and he was very poised and polished.
Did he have a posh English accent?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:13 AM (DLIIY)

143 105
Our troop visited NYC last weekend. We camped in Staten Island and took the ferry into Manhattan. On the morning run over, Coast Guard vessels escorted the ferry - never had seen that in our prior years' visits.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:03 AM (BK3ZS)

Hrm. Could be they know something we don't.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at December 22, 2015 11:13 AM (RD7QR)

144
Boss announced this morning we're probably going to close tomorrow for the rest of the week. My brain said yeah I'm gonna start vacation now, thanks.


I hate you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:13 AM (X6fMO)

145 My heart will go schlong

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:13 AM (zOTsN)

146 But seriously I can't understand why birds feet don't freeze.

They can pull them up into their feathers if they're in a nest, or warm one foot while standing on the other if elsewhere.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 22, 2015 11:14 AM (S+N7W)

147
The morning schlong when its in your face really shows your age...

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:14 AM (ODxAs)

148 I heard the son a few weeks back on Fox and Friends (I think, are they the group in the morning?) and he was very poised and polished.
Did he have a posh English accent?
Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:13 AM (DLIIY)


Sings hokie schlongs about cats?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:14 AM (Dj0WE)

149
FORMAN MILLS! were advertising major price reductions here yesterday due to being overstocked with winter clothing.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (BK3ZS)

150 Feathers.
Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM


They got feathers on their little feets?

And hear I was thinking they had teeny insulated Crocs to walk around in.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (z/vax)

151 I think he is a sensible, plain-spoken, trustworthy patriot.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:10 AM (z/vax)


What evidence do you have for this? He runs his companies like a dictator, treats people like a dictator, and says nary a word about freedom, liberty, or the Constitution. Why do you think that he would limit himself in any way in his exercise of power, especially after the example of 8 years of Ogabe?

Posted by: CSN&Y at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (laMCB)

152 "114 Bad people have been scoping out the nations harbors for years now."

Dams have been getting a lot of attention lately. A dam near me just announced that they'll no longer allow public tours.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (u5gzz)

153 Silly Little Love Schlong

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (493sH)

154 It's been a schlong time comin

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

155 Talk about sock fails.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (laMCB)

156 Schlong title puns?
This could get long, stiff, and ugly before it finishes.
The Schlongest Day scenario.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:15 AM (DLIIY)

157 Over at HotAir, guess who's having the vapors again:

this crass and classless stream of consciousness might delight the true Clinton haters, but it's not going to improve views of Trump among other voters. It will give Team Hillary even more openings to play the victim card after Republicans successfully defused the War on Women meme in 2014.

Ed Morrissey


nb - Edward not lumping himself in with the "true Clinton haters".Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 10:49 AM (kdS6q)

Morrissey has a point regarding the crassness of the 'schlong' comment. Nixon had a crass side and I remember being genuinely shocked at how profane he was--he and Haldeman and Erlichman and the rest sounded like gangsters on those tapes. To Nixon's credit, he kept it private.

There is such a thing as presidential bearing, a mantle of dignity worn by the holder of the office and those who would aspire to it. Obama pretends to it but can't maintain it for long. Both Bushes worked hard at it, were conscious of it, but I don't think it came naturally to them. Reagan was a natural. So was Eisenhower. Sowere FDR and Lincoln, going all the way back to George Washington, whose force of presence was legendary.

Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)

158
They're never done. The agenda (no matter what leftist cause) always wants more.


The gheyz play the schlong game.

er, long game.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (oVJmc)

159 Ah. 'Once in David's Royal City playing. A Cathedral Choir. The usual astonishing discant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (9mTYi)

160 We're not gonna Schlong it...
No, we're not gonna Schlong it...
We're not gonna Schlong it, anymore...

Posted by: Bill Clinton, singing to Hillary, 1980 at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (f7rv6)

161 As for sensible, he says any damn fool thing that pops into his head.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (laMCB)

162 No, it's "Carry On, My Wayward Schlong."

Posted by: The REAL Kansas at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (u5gzz)

163 Take the Schlong way home.

Posted by: Cheap Trick at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (NkNar)

164 What evidence do you have for this? He runs his companies like a dictator, treats people like a dictator, and says nary a word about freedom, liberty, or the Constitution. Why do you think that he would limit himself in any way in his exercise of power, especially after the example of 8 years of Ogabe?

What on Earth do you think Hillary will be like?

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (qUNWi)

165 Breaking news: Led Zeppelin will tour in 2016!

Calling the tour "The Schlong Remains the Same."

I got news for them, no, it doesn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (Dj0WE)

166 @142, haha andycanuck. No, no pretentious English accent.

Posted by: IC at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (a0IVu)

167 Won't Get Schlonged Again

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (493sH)

168 Leo got bear schlonged.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (Nwg0u)

169 138 Just a Schlong Before I Go.

CSN&Y
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 11:07 AM (LUgeY)


Schlong title puns?


This could get long, stiff, and ugly before it finishes.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:12 AM (Dj0WE

Schlong Sung Blue
Neil Diamond

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (voOPb)

170 Schlong time coming, schlong time gone.

Posted by: CSN&Y at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (9mTYi)

171 "Schlong," he said, "I love and respect you very much, but I will beat you dead before this day ends."

Posted by: The Old Man and the Schlong at December 22, 2015 11:18 AM (vgIRn)

172 Heard it in a love schlong
Marshall TUcker Band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 11:18 AM (voOPb)

173 The Long and Winding Schlong

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:18 AM (493sH)

174
I suppose I could collect my schlong and get on back to school...

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:18 AM (ODxAs)

175 Schlong sung blue, weeping on my pillow

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (zOTsN)

176 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.Posted by: troyrise at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)President McCain agrees. Dignity before all.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (X6fMO)

177 >>The gheyz play the schlong game.




The schlong march through the courts is over.

Posted by: Cheap Trick at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (NkNar)

178 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.
Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)


George is dead.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (Dj0WE)

179
Poppin' Fresh would have preferred that The Donald had said that Barky gave Shrillary a good pranging instead.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (BK3ZS)

180 It was either "The Magpie" or "Al Gore Is In Town"...

Posted by: zombie Claude Monet at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (H9MG5)

181 I'd like to thank Trump for his timing in respect of rapey Tuesday.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (Nwg0u)

182 What on Earth do you think Hillary will be like?

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM


Those who wax most apoplectic about Trump strike me as natural Shrillery voters.

Except, maybe, for Poppin' Fresh. He's more the Jon Huntsman type. Unless he can wake up T-Paw and get him back in the saddle again.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (z/vax)

183 Holy shit, that gate is terrifying!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama with Umbrella at December 22, 2015 11:20 AM (yddCj)

184
Schlong Sung Blue

Neil Diamond



Schlong Schlong Schlong

The Beatles

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:20 AM (X6fMO)

185 Jingle schlong, jingle schlong, jingle all the way...

Goodness...that sounds quite..painful.

Posted by: IC at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (a0IVu)

186
[Trump] runs his companies like a dictator, treats people like a dictator, and says nary a word about freedom, liberty, or the Constitution.
Posted by: CSNY



And how might that be? Has employees shot? Tossed in prison?

It's the overwrought hyperbole of the non-Dons that amuses.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (kdS6q)

187 Do business-owners usually discuss constitutionality and freedom as part of their day-to-day duties? And I seem to recall there's another group that thinks corporations should belong to the workers all equally with decisions coming from them rather than the owner(s). Can't recall right now what they're called. Molshies? Teds? Bommunists? This is going to bug me all day now!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (DLIIY)

188
I think Trump has mastered obama's stray voltage strategy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (ODxAs)

189 I'm not a Trump guy, but the GOP conniptions over him make me like him a lot more. If (as "they" are saying now) he has the capacity to permanently split the GOP, I'll vote for the sonofabitch.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (u5gzz)

190 Claude Monet, "The Magpie"

That's beautiful. Perfectly captures some winter days back on the farm.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (yddCj)

191 'Who can go the distance?
we'll find out
In The Schlong Run'

Posted by: Eagles at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (NkNar)

192 Get it on, bang a schlong, get it on

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:22 AM (zOTsN)

193 Who the fuck says schlonged? Seventy-year-old New Yorkers?

Megan Kelly's gonna have some fun with him on that.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 22, 2015 11:22 AM (U6f54)

194 Just an old-fashioned love schlong,
Coming down in three part harmony!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 22, 2015 11:22 AM (NOIQH)

195 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you
support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald
Trump.Posted by: troyrise at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)

President McCain agrees. Dignity before all.

=======

President Romney concurs--we are better than this.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:23 AM (fQ/0p)

196
Never in the field of human Schlongs was so much owed by so many to so few.

Winston Churchill

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 22, 2015 11:23 AM (iQIUe)

197 Schlong a dong.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:23 AM (Nwg0u)

198 The President of the neighborhood should be a man of niceness and swellness.

Posted by: Mister Rogers at December 22, 2015 11:23 AM (FkBIv)

199 My body stunk but I kept my schlong. Every schlong tells a story don't it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:23 AM (493sH)

200 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.
Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)


Are any of them running for President...?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 22, 2015 11:24 AM (eytER)

201 It's Tuesday, but it's too cold to rape.

Posted by: fly gal at December 22, 2015 11:24 AM (8TdcF)

202 willowed

say, this Monet fella could paint

too bad his eyesight failed and the barbarians capitalized on that failure to denigrate representational art as a "bourgeois" phenomenon

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:24 AM (YQYIg)

203 Can't recall right now what they're called. Molshies? Teds? Bommunists? This is going to bug me all day now!
Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:21 AM (DLIIY)


If I understand today's theme (and I don't), it's Commuschlongs.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:24 AM (Dj0WE)

204 Great! Now I'm picking up dozens of ear worms!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:24 AM (DLIIY)

205 Isn't that the name of the new LCS? The USS Schlong?

It's long and hard and full of seamen.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (eytER)

206 >>>Topless chicks < topless chicks + water wheel

Posted by: Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light at December 22, 2015 10:20 AM (RU5ki)<<<

Topless chicks < topless chicks + water wheel < topless chicks and a happy little bush

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (H9MG5)

207 I fought the schlong and the schlong won.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (Nwg0u)

208 "schlonged"

what's embarrassing about speaking freely?

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (YQYIg)

209
How many schlongs does the Pope have?

-- Joseph Stalin

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (BK3ZS)

210 Schlong day, bloody schlong day - U2

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (493sH)

211 Oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet schlong of mine!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (NOIQH)

212 Great! Now I'm picking up dozens of ear worms!

When you lie down with 'rons......

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 11:25 AM (qUNWi)

213 You morons would give your left nut to hear Megyn say "schlong"

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (zOTsN)

214 Get it on, bang a schlong, get it on

Just Beat It. Beat It.

Posted by: M. Jackson at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (ODxAs)

215 Oh, *this* is where you all went
Very pretty picture

Posted by: chemjeff at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (uZNvH)

216 Coming down in three part harmony!
Posted by: Lizzy at December 22, 2015 11:22 AM (NOIQH)


Oh. It appears I've been doing it wrong all these years.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (Dj0WE)

217 President McCain agrees. Dignity before all.
=======
President Romney concurs--we are better than this.


Bob Dole agrees.

Posted by: Bob Dole at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (FkBIv)

218 When I imagine what an address to the nation by Trump from the Oval Office would sound like it makes me cringe.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (49UDy)

219 When you lie down with 'rons......
...you wake up with schlongs?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (DLIIY)

220 Great! Now I'm picking up dozens of ear worms!

When you lie down with 'rons....



You get up with 'ettes?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (LO5Qy)

221 Trump to Megyn

"ratings? I love you schlong time"

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (YQYIg)

222 George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.

If he'd eaten at Chipotle's, he could have given us a better Congress.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (9mTYi)

223 You morons would give your left nut to hear Megyn say "schlong"

Yes. Yes we would.

You know it's coming.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (LUgeY)

224 Schlongs out for summer, schlongs out forever - Alice Cooper

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (493sH)

225 Trump State of the Union?

I'd pay to see it

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (YQYIg)

226 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.Posted by: troyrise at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)President McCain agrees. Dignity before all.Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:19 AM (X6fMO)


So you're saying vulgarity is an essential component to electability? Or are you saying that your beloved Donald can say or doanything and you will just love him, love him, love him all the more? *sigh* Bet's still on, right? You're out of here if Trump loses or goes third party split? Of course, with the quid pro quo that I'm gone if he wins.

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (UWlp+)

227 When I imagine what an address to the nation by Trump from the Oval Office would sound like it makes me cringe.



"All you sonsabitches on welfare? You're fired!"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (LO5Qy)

228 if you want civility, move to rural Hampshire

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:28 AM (YQYIg)

229 Schlong
Farewell
Aufwiedersehn
Goodnight

Posted by: Sound of Music at December 22, 2015 11:28 AM (NkNar)

230
George Washington shit better men than Donald Trump.


George Washington also had, for the most part, a citizenry that was intelligent, civically active, self-sufficient (or, at least, entrepreneurial) and devoted to the cause of freedom.

You want Washingtons? Then get better countrymen, not the 52% who put the dog-eating crackhead in office.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:28 AM (X6fMO)

231
218 When I imagine what an address to the nation by Trump from the Oval Office would sound like it makes me cringe.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:26 AM (49UDy)


Would it make you feel better if we dub'd it over with the Suave and Sophisticated voice?

Showed that to my 87 year old Mom, who HATES Trump... and her reaction was priceless...

She realized she AGREED with what he said... but did not like him because of his delivery...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 11:28 AM (f7rv6)

232 John Wayne stars in that WWII classic, The Schlongest Day.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:29 AM (kpqmD)

233 LOL at those who still cling to this mythical notion of what it is to be "presidential."

Sell that heap of bullshit somewhere else. That's for losers and their moral victories.

Or learn some history.

Much of what you think is "Presidential" is an airbrush or dulled by the passage of time.

These were men. Some of them killed other men. All of them drank, fought, chased women, got married, etc.

They weren't angels sent to Earth.

Reminds me of how the Establishment was horrified at the crass, boorish and low-class supporters of Old Hickory for being so uncivilized as to stand on the velvet chairs with their muddy feet at his inauguration.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:29 AM (fQ/0p)

234 Thunder B.


Galveston is pretty much a soft-target as far as U.S. ports are concerned. Aside from a few smaller USCG vessels, there's not much in the way of U.S. Naval assets here, and the port Law Enforcement units would be woefully inadequate to a true defensive effort.

That said, I'd damn near pay to watch some misguided Jihadi try to take on the Port of San Diego.

With the nuclear subs at Point Loma/Ballast Point, the Naval Aviation at North Island and the fleet at the 32nd St. complex....well, let's just say that those assets are more than lightly defended or casually monitored.

Sadly though, I can see their security being too timid in a necessary response to a threat, due to fears of censor by Ear Leader, should they "over-react" to an attack.

That's just the Naval assets though.

I rather doubt that any U.S. port has their commercial facilities sufficiently hardened against attack, much less infiltration and observation.

Consider this, and I don't proffer it as a suggestion, merely looking back at history.

During WWII, the Mob, the Unions* and the various government entities made an unwritten agreement to work together to secure U.S. ports against foreign agents and sabateurs.

* I'm being redundantly redundant, of course.

We need a bunch of hardassed dockworkers, longshoremen and stevedores doing a similar task in today's world.

Just hope they've not been hiring muzzies down on the docks.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (McRlu)

235 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:28 AM (X6fMO)

George Washington was also against Political Parties...

So would be aghast at the GOP... who many here worship...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (f7rv6)

236 "you want Washingtons? Then get better countrymen, not the 52%"

too late, the franchise horse has left the barn

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (YQYIg)

237 Cool.

Hillary! will cure Alzheimers by 2025.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (fWAjv)

238 Can't we all just get a schlong?

Posted by: zombie Rodney King at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (H9MG5)

239 Detachable schlong!

Oh wait...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

240 When I imagine what an address to the nation by Trump from the Oval Office would sound like it makes me cringe.

I'm a tough act to follow.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama, The Great Orator at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (Z58Xa)

241 OK, "schlong" is in play. Tomorrow it's "hoo-hah." We're still holding "taint" for that perfect moment.

Posted by: Teh Donald's Speechwriter at December 22, 2015 11:30 AM (u5gzz)

242 223 You morons would give your left nut to hear Megyn say "schlong"

Yes. Yes we would.

You know it's coming.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (LUgeY)

ISWYDT

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:31 AM (kpqmD)

243 When I imagine what an address to the nation by Trump from the Oval Office would sound like it makes me cringe.

-
A Trump SOTU address would be worth watching for the chuckles alone.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:31 AM (Nwg0u)

244 Topless chicks < topless chicks + water wheel
==========

"The Long Kiss Goodnight"

Wow, wow, wow--that scene.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:31 AM (fQ/0p)

245 Schlongs to the right of me, schlongs to left of me...

Posted by: Barney Fwank at December 22, 2015 11:31 AM (9mTYi)

246 What evidence do you have for this? He runs his companies like a dictator, treats people like a dictator, and says nary a word about freedom, liberty, or the Constitution. Why do you think that he would limit himself in any way in his exercise of power, especially after the example of 8 years of Ogabe?

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

1) Trump is in real estate, a highly regulated industry, and follows the law to a T. Every move he makes is vetted by lawyers as to its legality.

2) He runs a tight ship, but his employees say he is great to work with.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 22, 2015 11:31 AM (LXJ1e)

247
So you're saying vulgarity is an essential component to electability?
Or are you saying that your beloved Donald can say or doanything and you will just love him, love him, love him all the more? *sigh* Bet's still on, right? You're out of here if Trump loses or goes third party split? Of course, with the quid pro quo that I'm gone if he wins.


Mohammad on a fucking crutch, you Trump bashers really are blind. There's a lot he's said that I disagree with and a lot about him I don't like. But in this Kardashian age, vulgarity is the only way to grab the attention of the 52%.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:32 AM (X6fMO)

248 Knew a Claudia once. She was a slut.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (qUNWi)


Hey, me, too. I wonder if it's the same Claudia. And she certainly, ah, enjoyed men.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (pxwYc)

249 Dammit, I hit the post button too soon. Let me try again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (X6fMO)

250 Loved it when the JEF gave his debate opponents the middle finger.
Donald is no where as big of an embarrassment as that guy.

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (JrKKc)

251 I will vote for Trump. That's all I can say.

I will no more watch him on TV than I have the turd in the whitehouse now.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (qUNWi)

252 Reminds me of how the Establishment was horrified at
the crass, boorish and low-class supporters of Old Hickory for being so
uncivilized as to stand on the velvet chairs with their muddy feet at
his inauguration. Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:29 AM


People dissed Theodore Roosevelt for his crass, backwoods ways, too. And don't even start of what people said about Lincoln.

But they looooooved them some aristocratic types like FDR and Wilson. JFK, too.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (z/vax)

253 You know it's coming.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (LUgeY)

ISWYDT
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:31 AM (kpqmD)


I think he's saying Megwyn has a schlong. Which would explain a lot.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (Dj0WE)

254 I'm heavily leaning Trump, but I'm not going to pretend the man is some great leader or patriot. He's an attention whore with a giant ego that will say or do anything to get what he wants.

I also think he's basically a NYC liberal on most issues and if given the nomination, his domestic agenda will make Hillary blush with all the promised free shit.


I'm still supporting him though because it's essentially a hand grenade I am throwing at the Establishment. I also think there needs to be a political realignment on issues like trade and immigration and away from social issues.

Posted by: Tobasco at December 22, 2015 11:34 AM (ys5Qo)

255 Has Trump accused any of his opponents of being a Hermaphrodite? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: T. Jefferson at December 22, 2015 11:34 AM (zt+N6)

256
I'm gone if [Trump] wins.
Posted by: troyriser




We will miss you at the next cookie exchange.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 11:34 AM (kdS6q)

257 Galveston is pretty much a soft-target as far as U.S. ports are concerned. Aside from a few smaller USCG vessels, there's not much in the way of U.S. Naval assets here, and the port Law Enforcement units would be woefully inadequate to a true defensive effort.



The rednecks that I knew there in 83 & 84 would love to have had a crack at jihadi john.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:34 AM (LO5Qy)

258
'Schlong
Schlong
Schlong of the South'

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:34 AM (NkNar)

259 @ 246


"he runs a tight ship....."

That's called beating the system by working within it.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 22, 2015 11:35 AM (jeCnD)

260 During WWII, the Mob, the Unions*

-
US did work with the mob, particularly in Sicily. Lucky Luciano claimed he was the guy who won the war.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:35 AM (Nwg0u)

261 248 Knew a Claudia once. She was a slut.

Posted by: eleven at December 22, 2015 10:47 AM (qUNWi)

Hey, me, too. I wonder if its the same Claudia. And she certainly, ah, enjoyed men.



Yeah. It's the same Claudia.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:35 AM (LO5Qy)

262 Completely O/T! Does anyone remember the recipe for homemade cranberry sauce that someone posted at Thanksgiving time?? It was pretty simple....cranberries, sugar, bourbon...I made it and it was wonderful! Unfortunately I didn't write it down, so I have forgotten the measurements. I promise I will write it down this time, so I don't have to bother anyone again. TIA (there may have been lemon juice in it also)

Posted by: TX ette at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (sUJHF)

263 Weren't Heckyll Jeckyll magpies???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (wtvvX)

264 233 LOL at those who still cling to this mythical notion of what it is to be "presidential."

Sell that heap of bullshit somewhere else. That's for losers and their moral victories.

Or learn some history.

Much of what you think is "Presidential" is an airbrush or dulled by the passage of time.

These were men. Some of them killed other men. All of them drank, fought, chased women, got married, etc.

They weren't angels sent to Earth.

Reminds me of how the Establishment was horrified at the crass, boorish and low-class supporters of Old Hickory for being so uncivilized as to stand on the velvet chairs with their muddy feet at his inauguration.
Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:29 AM (fQ/0p)

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

Effin Grover Cleveland married his 19 yr old ward while in office, was accused of rape but pulled a Clinton so Clintonian that it would make Bill blush.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (LXJ1e)

265 So you're saying vulgarity is an essential component to electability?

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 11:27 AM (UWlp+)

No.... but I'll take a Vulgar Man who will fight for America, over a Wimp who will roll over and let others destroy this Nation...

I'd rather have someone without filters, telling me what he really thinks, than the PC correct pablum of Washington Insiders constantly telling me LIES (Paul.. cough cough Ryan... cough)...

Note... Trump is the first Politician who actually has come out and called Hillary a LIAR... others hinted around the edges... others pointed out her lies...

But the would not call her what EVERYONE knows she is.... a LIAR.

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (f7rv6)

266 Supercalischlongalisticexpealidosious!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (Nwg0u)

267
I know the schlong, and it's a thing of beauty!

Posted by: Melania Trump at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (OiFtZ)

268 >>>But they looooooved them some aristocratic types like FDR and Wilson. JFK, too.


Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (z/vax)<<<

Ask not what your cuntry can do for you, ask what you can do for your cuntry.

Posted by: zombie Schlong F. Kennedy at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (H9MG5)

269 She realized she AGREED with what he said... but did not like him because of his delivery...
Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 11:28 AM (f7rv6)


It's funny because I think his delivery is a strength and a weakness. I don't like his over the top new Yorker salesmen persona, but it gets him past the media - and that's pretty much the only way for a republican to get anywhere - and it allows him to say a bunch of stuff everybody else is too chickenshit to say. So.

Where that lands him in a general is anybody's guess, although my conservative, sarah palin lovin' friend hates him.

Posted by: Lea at December 22, 2015 11:37 AM (lIU4e)

270 Mohammad on a fucking crutch, you Trump bashers really are blind. There's a lot he's said that I disagree with and a lot about him I don't like. But in this Kardashian age, vulgarity is the only way to grab the attention of the 52%.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:32 AM (X6fMO)


Yeah, I don't know what to say at this point about those who are in denial about the direction this country is taking.


They rail against Trump because he says things that embarrass them.


Really?


In this world, in this age, that's what is bothering you?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:37 AM (Dj0WE)

271 Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:33 AM (z/vax)

Yeah Trump is just like Lincoln.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:37 AM (49UDy)

272 maybe I'm off base, but looking underneath Trump, I think there's insecurity there and a recognition that he can and should learn new things. meanwhile, he's having fun.

Trump doesn't suffer fools, but he respects power. I'm not surprised Putin considers him a worthy opponent. Obama isn't. I also can't see Trump being disrespectful of Justice Thomas, or Scalia. I don't see him being disrespectful of excellent military men and brass in the Pentagon. Or respectable scientists and successful businessmen

demagogues and bureaucrats, though? he'd be merciless

which is what we want

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:37 AM (YQYIg)

273 We will miss you at the next cookie exchange.

There's cookies? Where?

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (JrKKc)

274 So you're saying vulgarity is an essential component to electability?

===========
No, I'm saying I'd rather have a Grant--a rough hewn drunkard that fights--than a Bush, a Romney, a McCain, a Dole, a McConnnell, a Boehner, a Ryan, etc.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (fQ/0p)

275 263 Weren't Heckyll Jeckyll magpies???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (wtvvX)


I thought they were crows.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (pxwYc)

276 262 Completely O/T! Does anyone remember the recipe for homemade cranberry sauce that someone posted at Thanksgiving time?? It was pretty simple....cranberries, sugar, bourbon...I made it and it was wonderful! Unfortunately I didn't write it down, so I have forgotten the measurements. I promise I will write it down this time, so I don't have to bother anyone again. TIA (there may have been lemon juice in it also)

Posted by: TX ette at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (sUJHF)




Comment #76


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360291

Posted by: T. Jefferson at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (zt+N6)

277 OOPS! a googling reveals that:

a) they were Heckle and Jeckle

b) they were, in fact, magpies.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (wtvvX)

278
So you're saying vulgarity is an essential component to electability?


No, I'm not. But "vulgarity" certainly hasn't hurt the choom-smoking rent boy squatting in the Oval Office. If saying that Scankles got "schlonged" forces the MFM to actually give Trump airtime to slam her even harder, then I'm all for it. To paraphrase a wise man, you fight with the language you have, not the language you wish you had.


Or are you saying that your beloved Donald can say or doanything and you will just love him, love him, love him all the more? *sigh*[I/]


Trump's said a lot of things I don't like. But he's a damned sight better than just about any of the nickelfucking homunculi on the GOPe side.


Bet's still on, right? You're out of here if Trump loses or goes third party split? Of course, with the quid pro quo that I'm gone if he wins.[I/]


I said if Trump went third party and caused Hillary to win. If you're going to be a condescending dick, at least quote me correctly.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (X6fMO)

279
Does anyone remember the recipe for homemade cranberry sauce...

Posted by: TX ette

We know it's you Shepard!

Posted by: Thread Monitor at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (OiFtZ)

280 But the would not call her what EVERYONE knows she is.... a LIAR.



Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM


He HAS called Shrillery a liar. Within the last couple of days. Even equated it to her under-fire "service" in Eastern Europe, IIRC.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (z/vax)

281
Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at December 22, 2015 11:09 AM (RD7QR)

Yes, Heckle and Jeckle were magpies

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (BK3ZS)

282 We will miss you at the next cookie exchange.

There's cookies? Where?



On the dark side. Welcome.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (LO5Qy)

283 The chair is against the wall.

The chair is against the wall.

John has a long schlong.

John has a long schlong.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (kTF2Z)

284 /Jefferson Sock

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (zt+N6)

285
Its the same with all these leftists, propose a solution to be finished way after the time they will be out of office, so no accountability.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (ODxAs)

286 I'm not a Trump guy, but the GOP conniptions over him make me like him a lot more.

It's even funnier on Quora, where the libs are earnestly arguing that Trump is the real, live, second coming of Hitler.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (S+N7W)

287 I like Trump because he's so Preezydential.
Trump/Shlong 2016

Posted by: Shlong McGonigal at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (Y8P5w)

288 Weren't Heckyll Jeckyll magpies???

Buy the upgrades, cheapskate! Yes, Heckyll & Jeckyll were magpies.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (Z58Xa)

289 Amble on down to The Barrel, MP4.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (z/vax)

290 And if it's not bothering Ann Althouse, why is it bothering you just like it is the left?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (DLIIY)

291 Ooooohhhhh. Auto-close FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (LO5Qy)

292 "When I imagine what an address to the nation by Trump from the Oval Office would sound like it makes me cringe."

Presidential addresses have been making me consistently nauseous and depressed since January of 1989.

I am sure that I could somehow endure listening to Trump.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (noWW6)

293 Hillary! will cure Alzheimers by 2025.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA

She should add incontinence and alcohol dementia to that list.

Posted by: Cheri at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (oiNtH)

294 Weren't Heckyll Jeckyll magpies???



Buy the upgrades, cheapskate! Yes, Heckyll Jeckyll were magpies.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:39 AM (Z58Xa)

I AIN'T NO CHEAPSKATE!!!
I'm "thrifty"!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (wtvvX)

295 Has Trump accused any of his opponents of being a Hermaphrodite? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: T. Jefferson at December 22, 2015 11:34 AM (zt+N6)


Ah yes, I recall Washington had a Secretary of State who was actively conspiring with the President, completely against the President's expressed orders.


But I'm sure he never called Ol' George a schlong.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (Dj0WE)

296 And with that, I'm off to The Barrel

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (X6fMO)

297 Dignity at Bastogne, "I say, my good man, we thank you for your offer to surrender but we are declining to accept it at this time. Best wishes."

- General McAuliffe

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

298 where the libs are earnestly arguing that Trump is the real, live, second coming of Hitler.

The sneering is all copy-and-pasted from 2008 when Palin was around.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (Z58Xa)

299 Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 11:37 AM (YQYIg)

He would be disrespectful to anyone who has publicly disagreed with him. It's been his MO for decades.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (49UDy)

300 283 The chair is against the wall.

The chair is against the wall.

John has a long schlong.

John has a long schlong.



The schlong is not calm. Repeat. The schlong is not calm.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (LO5Qy)

301 275 263 Weren't Heckyll Jeckyll magpies???

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (wtvvX)

I thought they were crows.
Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (pxwYc)

Magpies. They were also the first animated black gay couple.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (kpqmD)

302 Ah yes, I recall Washington had a Secretary of State who was actively conspiring with the President, completely against the President's expressed orders.


But I'm sure he never called Ol' George a schlong.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:40 AM (Dj0WE)


With a foreign power!


Good grief, I can't type this morning. I'm out. Schlonged, by my own fingers.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (Dj0WE)

303 >>Weren't Heckyll Jeckyll magpies???

Yes.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2015 11:41 AM (/tuJf)

304 I'll say this, I would prefer we still lived in an era where a dignified statesman could win, but unfortunately it's a different time and those types of men get eaten alive.

Obama tweeting

"ObamaCare is a still a big f--cking deal! "

when the Supreme Court upheld it should have made him a one term President. The man has zero class but todays' America eats that shit up

Posted by: Tobasco at December 22, 2015 11:42 AM (ys5Qo)

305 Magpie ain't nothing but a fancy Crow.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:42 AM (NkNar)

306
Today, you will not be willowed. You will be schlonged.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:42 AM (ODxAs)

307

Posted by: TX ette at December 22, 2015 11:36 AM (sUJHF)




Comment #76


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360291
Posted by: T. Jefferson at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (zt+N6)

Thanks, you're a peach!

Posted by: TX ette at December 22, 2015 11:42 AM (sUJHF)

308 John has a schlong mustache. Repeat, John has a schlong mustache.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:42 AM (kpqmD)

309 Hillary! will cure Alzheimers by 2025.

If Man is still alive...

Posted by: Evans & Zager at December 22, 2015 11:43 AM (Z58Xa)

310
Completely O/T! Does anyone remember the recipe for homemade cranberry
sauce that someone posted at Thanksgiving time?? It was pretty
simple....cranberries, sugar, bourbon...I made it and it was wonderful!
Unfortunately I didn't write it down, so I have forgotten the
measurements. I promise I will write it down this time, so I don't have
to bother anyone again. TIA (there may have been lemon juice in it
also)
=============
1 lb cranberry
2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Zest from an orange
1/4 cup bourbon

Someone sent out the whole AoS 2011 recipes in MS Word--or I'd CP the rest.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:43 AM (fQ/0p)

311 195 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you
support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald
Trump.Posted by: troyrise at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)

President McCain agrees. Dignity before all.

=======

President Romney concurs--we are better than this.
Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:23 AM (fQ/0p)


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


President Dole says, "This isn't who we are".

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 11:43 AM (Fmupd)

312 The man has zero class but todays' America eats that shit up



America's twerking class.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:43 AM (LO5Qy)

313
Magpies. They were also the first animated black gay couple.


Followed not long after by Chip and Dale.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:43 AM (X6fMO)

314 Max Fisher, Voxman, has clarified his badly written tweet, and now says he didn't intend to say ISIS rapes are the fault of Fox News Channel reporting. Instead, he says Greta's mistaken tweet is "an inevitable result" of their reporting.

Fisher now says he is criticizing Greta for mistakenly tweeting Yazidis are Christian (they have an ancient multi-theistic religion of their own). Tweets can obviously sometimes get out with mistakes included, as Greta can now attest, because they are short, frequent and typically not reviewed before release, unlike, say, closely edited articles about bridges spanning Israel.

But Fisher goes a lot further and uses this tweet to reflexively condemn Fox News, saying he thinks this mistake "is the inevitable result" of "dog whistling" by FNC. Fisher is apparently claiming in his clumsily worded tweet that FNC has deliberately misidentified Yazidi as Christian for quite some time, and that Greta's error is a direct reflection of that reporting.

Just to be clear: he is saying FNC lies in it's reporting on Yazidi religion; and Greta's tweet is the result.

Google did not find any such instance of FNC reporting Yazidi are Christian for me, but even if it has happened, how does he tie her error to that reporting? How does he know FNC is deliberately lying ("dogwhistle")?

Maybe it isn't Fox who is lying here, maybe it is Max Fisher if he in this case exploits an error for the purpose of spreading propaganda.

Vox=propaganda.

Posted by: MTF at December 22, 2015 11:43 AM (LISuA)

315 You morons (and I say that in a very loving way) are beating a straw man. It's not that Trump says impolitic things. That's his feature, not his bug.

It's that you fall hook line and sinker for his bullshit. The guy is all over the map ideologically, and was a big supporter of Hillary at one time. His platform is to make the trains run on time. Exactly which mid-30s Italian dictator does that remind you of? Half the time he doesn't even know what he's saying. And when he does pop off, it's perfectly timed to help Hillary and the Dems.

Molly Hemmingway puts it best:
http://tinyurl.com/qg8go38

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 11:44 AM (laMCB)

316 Come and schlong it!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (Nwg0u)

317 Nary a week passes without Trump sinking even lower. As for his supporters, eh -- there's nothing you can say, don't waste your time. Unless Cruz or Rubio pulls this out, we're stuck with Clinton.

Posted by: The Embarrassed American at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (Y8P5w)

318 So a candidate said the word schlonged and people are clutching their pearls, but we had a President who actually schlonged his intern and lied about it - cigars and all.

Posted by: Cheri at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (oiNtH)

319 1 lb cranberry
2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Zest from an orange
1/4 cup bourbon

Someone sent out the whole AoS 2011 recipes in MS Word--or I'd CP the rest.
Posted by: RoyalOil



1) Drink bourbon
2) Mix ingredients
3) Enjoy

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (LO5Qy)

320 Just a reminder, we have been spending billions of dollars on "high speed rail" for 4 years with nothing to show for it.

Maybe Trump ought to offer the take back the schlong comment if Hillary owns up to the disaster she has mad of the ME.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (LXJ1e)

321 Mo-schlong Labe!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (kpqmD)

322 'The 59th Street Bridge Schlong'

Posted by: Simon and Garfunkel at December 22, 2015 11:45 AM (NkNar)

323 The sneering is all copy-and-pasted from 2008 when Palin was around.

No, it's actually tonally different. They're claiming he really plans to commit genocide against Muslims if elected. Never mind that Muslims aren't a race, and that he's shown no evidence of any such thing.

With Palin it was just that she's stupid.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 22, 2015 11:46 AM (S+N7W)

324 @142, haha andycanuck. No, no pretentious English accent. Posted by: IC at December 22, 2015 11:17 AM (a0IVu)

Has anyone watched Ridiculous 6 on Netflix, the new Adam Sandler flick? Watched half last night. Crude but cute overall. The silly complaining about racism was of course ridiculous.

Anyway one of the characters gets a voiceover, by none other than Robin Leach! I lol'd.

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 11:46 AM (hvf9s)

325 Here's a thought. Any chance Trump is drawing fire on behalf of Cruz?

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 11:47 AM (RXfvh)

326
Nary a week passes without Trump sinking even lower. As for his supporters, eh -- there's nothing you can say, don't waste your time. Unless Cruz or Rubio pulls this out, we're stuck with Clinton.


President Rubio would be Hillary with a shorter penis.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:47 AM (X6fMO)

327 1/4 cup bourbon

Damn, that would even brighten up my bowl of Kaboom! in the mornings.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:47 AM (Z58Xa)

328 Transferred from the bottom of the last thread because it took me so long to type it, ya'll were gone by the time I posted. I hollered out "wait for me" but you'll had already left (looks down and scuffs her toe on the pavement):-P

The problem with your approach, chemjeff and Grey

Fox, is that it's national suicide. You're advocating Marquess of

Queensbury rules in a Folsom Prison knife fight. You're saying we

should make sure to continue using the correct fork for our salads as

the barbarians are raiding the dining the hall, killing our sons and

raping our daughters. That's the problem I'm having with what you're

advocating, as it seems many others here do. You're saying we should

roll over and die, and our country roll over and die, before we be seen

as soon anything other than genteel.



Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:20 AM (kpqmD)

This.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact and the things that you are
arguing cannot be done under the Constitution by and large can be done.
Chemjeff,
for instance argues that there cannot be a religious test for
foreigners entering the country but explicitly Congress, and by
delegation the President, have the power to set any limit they want on
people entering this country... including a religious test... because
the Constitution and common sense say that a sovereign nation always has
the right to do that.

Nor do I think he is particularly correct
that we should or even can take muslims as individuals on a case by
case basis. As P.J. O'Rourke once pointed out (and I am paraphrasing
here), one by one and man to man Arabs are salt of the earth. But get
them in a pack and shove a koran down the front of their pants and they
behave like a footlocker full of glue sniffing civet cats. Individual
muslims cannot be evaluated for entry without assessing the religious,
political and legal system that is islam. Pretending otherwise is
dangerously naive.

And I can only point grey fox to the wealth
of information available on Game Theory and say that there is a reason
tit for tat is always (ALWAYS) the most successful and most remunerative
game strategy. People have to know in any arena (political, battle,
etc.) that they will be treated AS THEY TREAT OTHERS or they have no
incentive to be civilized and the world descends into a chaos of
predator and prey.


Posted by: redbanzai at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (OrI3J)

Posted by: redbanzai at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (OrI3J)

329 Hello
I've waited here for you
Everschlong

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (kpqmD)

330 Schlong me. Schlong me.
They ought to take a rope and dong me.
High from the highest tree.
Woman would you cry for me?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (Nwg0u)

331 >>Here's a thought. Any chance Trump is drawing fire on behalf of Cruz?

I don't think he's doing it intentionally, his ego is way too big for that, but it seems to be the result. All this arguing about Trump when it appears less likely everyday that he will be the nominee.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (/tuJf)

332 Has anyone watched Ridiculous 6 on Netflix, the new Adam Sandler flick? Watched half last night. Crude but cute overall. The silly complaining about racism was of course ridiculous.

Anyway one of the characters gets a voiceover, by none other than Robin Leach! I lol'd.

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 11:46 AM (hvf9s




Yeah I watched it. Did not find it cute or funny. I maybe laughed twice possibly three times. And yeah, the claims of it being insensitive to Native Americans was bullshit.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (zt+N6)

333 Ace is missing all this sweet schlong humor.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (NkNar)

334
Oh Hurricane, I don't even think the Trump people believe he is any way conservative or even has a developed ideology. He is simply the weapon to beat the GOP estabs about the head and neck.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (ODxAs)

335 The last time Democrats had back to back Presidencies was FDR - Truman (Kennedy - LBJ (8 years total) doesn't count). Yet Trump supporters think Republicans never take the Presidency, and that Shlong Trump is our only hope. Weird.

Posted by: The Embarrassed American at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (Y8P5w)

336 So a candidate said the word schlonged and people are clutching their pearls, but we had a President who actually schlonged his intern and lied about it - cigars and all.

Rule of thumb, if the MSM calls it a "scandal", it's shite.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 22, 2015 11:49 AM (9krrF)

337 Can we all at least agree that Obama schlonged Hillary in 2008?


I wander if the Donald actually meant to write "shellacked."

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 22, 2015 11:50 AM (LXJ1e)

338 Just a reminder, we have been spending billions of dollars on "high speed rail" for 4 years with nothing to show for it.

Oh, there are some pretty nice houses around Sacramento.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:50 AM (Z58Xa)

339 President Rubio would be Hillary with a shorter penis.

But very well hydrated, in that he can't talk for more than two minutes without getting a swig from his water bottle.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 22, 2015 11:50 AM (eytER)

340 I enjoy Trump (often am exhilarated by him) and appreciate what he has done and is doing to the process. However I will support Cruz. I believe Cruz is a rock-steady conservative and will undertake the hard and dedicated work of undoing the Left and the evils it has inflicted on us. I think Trump would do some of this, but willy-nilly, and that he would be maddening and erratic in his policy decisions and sympathies.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 22, 2015 11:50 AM (s/yC1)

341 Cruuuuuuuzin!

That is one heck of an Iowa trend line. If he can keep the momentum going and take NH too, this thing may be over by Super Tuesday.

Posted by: TallDave at December 22, 2015 11:51 AM (74ZYB)

342 Vote Trump. He's hated by all the right people.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:51 AM (Nwg0u)

343 It's that you fall hook line and sinker for his bullshit. The guy is all
over the map ideologically, and was a big supporter of Hillary at one
time.
============

Not for nothing, but do you--or any of the anti-Trump folks--have another candidate in mind that will destroy the GOPe?

Because it really doesn't matter who wins--Hillary or another Republican--if the GOPe survives.

If it's Hillary, they'll cut deals against the conservatives that benefit the Democrats.
If it's another Republican, they'll cut deals against the conservatives that benefit the Democrats; with an added bonus of actively undermining the President.

Maybe Cruz can. But what kind of coattails will he need to destroy the GOPe?

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (fQ/0p)

344 324 comments, and "schlong" has been used 118 times, not counting mis-spellings - or the previous two threads.

Makes for light reading, anyway. I have no puns to add to this dicking around.

Wrote my congressman yesterday (finally) to thank him for his "no" vote on the omniverous bill. And I must apologize - I've been spelling his name wrong. It's -stine not -stein. What was I thinking? :/

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (O+0DS)

345 It's been such a schlong time
I think I should be goin'
Time doesn't wait for me
It keeps on rollin'

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (kpqmD)

346 335 The last time Democrats had back to back Presidencies was FDR - Truman (Kennedy - LBJ (8 years total) doesn't count). Yet Trump supporters think Republicans never take the Presidency, and that Shlong Trump is our only hope. Weird.
Posted by: The Embarrassed American at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (Y8P5w)

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

You ought to be embarrassed with people like Jeb!, Rubio and Kasich in the running. They are embarrassing.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (LXJ1e)

347 325 Here's a thought. Any chance Trump is drawing fire on behalf of Cruz?

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 11:47 AM (RXfvh)

I've had that thought as well. If Trump were not in the race, Cruz would be drawing the most fire from both the media and the GOPe as the "creepy extremist."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (u0lmX)

348 Not meaning any disrespect here, fellas, but are you all talking about your schlongs because you feel inadequate for any reason?
And I seriously mean no disrespect.

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (JrKKc)

349 Can we all at least agree that Obama schlonged Hillary in 2008?


I wander if the Donald actually meant to write "shellacked."



She lacked integrity? Honesty?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 11:53 AM (LO5Qy)

350 Shiver me timbers !

- Long Schlong Silver

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:53 AM (Nwg0u)

351 It's almost like Trump is trying the get the fewest votes possible by insulting and shocking as many people as possible. Or maybe he doesn't understand the difference between TV ratings and votes?

Posted by: The Embarrassed American at December 22, 2015 11:53 AM (Y8P5w)

352 After Hillary got schlonged she had blood coming out of wherever.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:53 AM (49UDy)

353 So what did Trump do now?

Posted by: donna at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM (/dSsq)

354 Here's a thought. Any chance Trump is drawing fire on behalf of Cruz?
Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 11:47 AM (RXfvh)


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


And, still, the fantasies persist.

Trump wants to win. Trump likes winning. The reason I like him is that he wants this country to win too. Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM (Fmupd)

355 All I gotta say is when the pendulum gets pushed and shoved so far to the left as it has been for the past seven years any safe-space-seeking-special-snowflake that is concerned about courseness in the candidate has my undivided ignoring.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM (7v/r5)

356 95 Trump reallyis an embarrassment. I still can't believe some of you

support the guy. George Washington shit better men than Donald

Trump.Posted by: troyrise at December 22, 2015 11:16 AM (UWlp+)

--

I'm gauging most of his supporters are at his side because he's the gigantic EFF YOU candidate. What the American people are saying to Washington: EFF YOU. Sick of the liars, sick of the thieves, sick of the PC paralysis, sick of the Washington crowd first, sick of the crapping on hard working, tax paying Americans. Sick of the whole stinking lot. It's hard to not be swayed by that when you're out here in flyover country and have watched the methodical disintegration of your country for the last number of years.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM (pVkEV)

357 Makes for light reading, anyway. I have no puns to add to this dicking around.

I object to all these dick jokes!

Posted by: John Thomas Throckmorton at December 22, 2015 11:55 AM (9krrF)

358
[Trump's] platform is to make the trains run on time. Exactly which mid-30s Italian dictator does that remind you of?
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh



What the Italian version of Godwin's Law?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 11:55 AM (kdS6q)

359 But very well hydrated, in that he can't talk for more than two minutes without getting a swig from his water bottle.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 22, 2015 11:50 AM (eytER)

Hill also needs a swig from a bottle every two minutes, but that's not Evian she's drinking.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 11:55 AM (u0lmX)

360 In 352 comments, there are 131 incidents of "schlong".

Posted by: AoSHQ Realtime Schlongmeter at December 22, 2015 11:55 AM (2WoCi)

361 I'll just state again that my modified theory of Trump:

1) He likes and profits from the attention

2) He knows he won't be the nominee, but wants to be the kingmaker. That was the vibe from the end of the last debate.

I do think he is genuinely passionate on some issues and Cruz could put him in charge of finally securing the damn border that never seems to get secured. The guy does get stuff built.

Posted by: TallDave at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (74ZYB)

362 Oh Hurricane, I don't even think the Trump people believe he is any way conservative or even has a developed ideology. He is simply the weapon to beat the GOP estabs about the head and neck.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (ODxAs)


Of course. But they're delusional if they think he's going to be any better. Just not going to happen.

He'll do whatever gets praise from his hip billionaire pals like Bloomberg, Gates, and Buffet.

The only way to take down the GOPe AND the Leftards is with a guy (or gal) that gets what's wrong with it, and can explain it simply and straightforwardly to the LIVs, all the while talking over the heads of the traitor-scum media.

In other words, Zombie Reagan, 2016: It's Time

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (laMCB)

363 Ted Cruz could be the next Ronald Reagan.
Hillary could be the next Federal Corrections inmate.

Posted by: Retiredleo at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (CIoyl)

364 'Killing me softly
With his schlong'

Posted by: Roberta Flack at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (NkNar)

365 Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 11:52 AM (JrKKc)


Objection. I don't believe thus far anyone here has made reference to their individual schlong. We've just been riffing on the Trump schlonged quote. Plus, "schlong" is just a really fun word to both say and type.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (kpqmD)

366
So what did Trump do now?
Posted by: donna




Exist.

It makes some people ever so sad.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (kdS6q)

367
I orally serviced the presidential schlong, and it tasted just like any other schlong, except all girl schlong which tastes like flounder.

Posted by: Monica Lewinsky at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (OiFtZ)

368 350 Shiver me timbers !

- Long Schlong Silver
Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:53 AM (Nwg0u

LOL

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (voOPb)

369 Okay He said Hillary got schlonged by obama in 2008?That's not possible... Obama doesn't have a schlong...

Posted by: donna at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (/dSsq)

370 ...has my undivided ignoring.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM (7v/r5)


Stolen.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (bPXBn)

371 The reason I like him is that he wants this country to win too. Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM


It's too much of a change from Choom Boy running around apologizing for America for some to accept.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (z/vax)

372 Personally, I think it's time DC gets a dose of someone like Trump - crude, crass but gets shit done instead of pontificating endlessly about it as most lawyers turn senators seem to do. He might just tell them to 'shut the fuck up and get it done' and frankly, I don't think that is a bad thing at all.

Posted by: IC at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (a0IVu)

373 351 It's almost like Trump is trying the get the fewest votes possible by insulting and shocking as many people as possible. Or maybe he doesn't understand the difference between TV ratings and votes?


Posted by: The Embarrassed American at December 22, 2015 11:53 AM (Y8P5w)

Oh, you special snowflake. Better run and get your smelling salts.


Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (u0lmX)

374 In 352 comments, there are 131 incidents of "schlong".

-
This country needs schlong control but the 69th amendment doesn't allow it.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (Nwg0u)

375 Here's your somewhat annual reminder that you don't have to keep sucking the republican dick lp.org

Ps, trumps an r..,

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (iwLCN)

376 What the Italian version of Godwin's Law?

I think it's "Godwins-a Law-a"

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (kpqmD)

377 (looks down and scuffs her toe on the pavement)

*raises hand*


Is Insomniac a 'ette?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (1xUj/)

378 Lady in Black, I'm with you. Everything you were ever told is right is now considered wrong, and everything you were told is wrong is now considered right.
Time for a course correction.

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (JrKKc)

379 >>Not for nothing, but do you--or any of the anti-Trump folks--have another candidate in mind that will destroy the GOPe?

Not for nothing, but do any Trump supporters have a shred of evidence that he will destroy the GOPe? This is a guy who said as recently as a week ago that until he announced his candidacy he *was* the GOP establishment.

Anybody who has watched Trump over the years can tell you the only thing consistent about Trump is that he is inconsistent and that he has made a fortune working with the political establishment. Yea, he's running as an outsider this campaign because 1) that's what the political winds are demanding this cycle and 2) no way he was going to get the support of the GOP establishment for the presidency as his first elected office.

Cruz is definitely working against the establishment in DC, it's why they are hacking away at him. And despite the fact that he gives off a Eddie Haskell vibe he is a lot more consistent in his conservative positions than Trump ever will be. And it appears he is now in the lead in Iowa.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

380 Maybe Cruz can. But what kind of coattails will he need to destroy the GOPe?

This is exactly it. We need other icky, unsavory Americans in Congress to upset the apple cart. I hope he's VP.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (Z58Xa)

381 WHO WAS SCHLONG?

Posted by: The Who Was Phone Guy at December 22, 2015 11:59 AM (vgIRn)

382 Cruz needs less Donald in order to have a chance to expound on his positions and show that he is not extreme but rather pragmatic. If you have truth and logic on your side and the ability to relay it , the extreme label can be overcome.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 11:59 AM (49UDy)

383
The last time Democrats had back to back Presidencies was FDR - Truman (Kennedy - LBJ (8 years total) doesn't count). Yet Trump supporters think Republicans never take the Presidency, and that Shlong Trump is our only hope. Weird.


Short of Eisenhower, I can't think ofa GOP president who didn't end up as a disappointment. Even Ronaldus Maximus didn't take a blowtorch to the Imperial Federal Government. Nixon gave us the EPA, GHWB increased taxes and Dubya let that drunken murderer Ted Kennedy write his education bill.

The problem, which Trump bashers keep ignoring, is a feckless GOPe congress that simply will not fight against the left in any meaningful way! Trump is getting support because people are pissed off at congress, see no way of yanking their snouts out of the trough, and see a "you're fired!" Trump as, at best, a warning shot across the bow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:00 PM (X6fMO)

384 319 1 lb cranberry
2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Zest from an orange
1/4 cup bourbon
Someone sent out the whole AoS 2011 recipes in MS Word--or I'd CP the rest.
Posted by: RoyalOil


*Two* cups of sugar? Eeaagh, that's pretty sweet, don't you think?

The "standard" recipe calls for only 1 cup.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 12:00 PM (pxwYc)

385 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (kpqmD)

Point taken.

Posted by: ALH at December 22, 2015 12:00 PM (JrKKc)

386
The only way to take down the GOPe AND the Leftards is with a guy (or gal) that gets what's wrong with it, and can explain it simply and straightforwardly to the LIVs, all the while talking over the heads of the traitor-scum media.

Well, Trump is actually closest to that, but yeah, the dude or gal you are describing isn't running. So you have to pick somebody, or like me, nobody.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 12:00 PM (ODxAs)

387 Not for nothing, but do any Trump supporters have a shred of evidence that he will destroy the GOPe?

Honestly, I was sorta counting on the GOPe destroying itself trying to stop him. Which may well happen, it's still early.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 22, 2015 12:00 PM (9krrF)

388 >>> Yeah I watched it. Did not find it cute or funny. I maybe laughed twice possibly three times. And yeah, the claims of it being insensitive to Native Americans was bullshit.
Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (zt+N6)

Waaaay to much bathroom humor and OTT grossness, part of why I stopped halfway. But I did enjoy the cameos, and the historical characters inserted into the story. And yes I laughed at the innapropriate Lincoln scene.

A nice assortment of SNL alums; a reminder of how good the SNL lineup used to be and how pathetic SNL has become.

Posted by: LizLem at December 22, 2015 12:00 PM (hvf9s)

389 377 (looks down and scuffs her toe on the pavement)

*raises hand*


Is Insomniac a 'ette?
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (1xUj/)

No, though I have at times claimed to be a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:01 PM (kpqmD)

390 I favor Cruz.

Yet, I fear that Teh Donald is the only one that can withstand the full-bore onslaught of Hillary's defenders in the media.

It will be nasty.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (bPXBn)

391 357 Makes for light reading, anyway. I have no puns to add to this dicking around.
I object to all these dick jokes!
Posted by: John Thomas Throckmorton at December 22, 2015 11:55 AM (9krrF)


Yeah, me, too.

Posted by: Harry Johnson at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (pxwYc)

392 371 The reason I like him is that he wants this country to win too. Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM

It's too much of a change from Choom Boy running around apologizing for America for some to accept.
Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 22, 2015 11:57 AM (z/vax)


I'm sorry, this is just such bullshit. Trump wants Trump to win. The country he wants is one where Trump can win even more.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (laMCB)

393
has my undivided ignoring.
Posted by: free range jihadist




Hmmmm - how about "undivided inattention"?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (kdS6q)

394 I wander if the Donald actually meant to write "shellacked."

Has anyone ever heard 'schlonged' used before? I mean, I assume it means 'dicked over', but that's just a guess.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (Z58Xa)

395 So. Schlongbows or crossbows?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (kpqmD)

396 I like the schlong jokes, but the first thing that came to my head when I heard about the comment was that Trump conflated the cartoon character 'ElKabong' with something or another. Guess I don't think dirty enough.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 22, 2015 12:03 PM (MIKMs)

397 I would gladly vote for Trump or Cruz.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:03 PM (Fmupd)

398 Posted by: redbanzai at December 22, 2015 11:48 AM (OrI3J)

Going to be way non PC here...

Somehow, over the last couple of Generations here in the West... Nice got equated to Good.

If it was Good, but not Nice, it was not to be done...

The problem is that Nice can be suicidal. Nice is a LUXURY for a person, tribe, or country.

You have to take care of survival FIRST, and then if you have Surplus, be nice with it...

But we have gone so far (in our forced effort of Nicety) to allow the weak, to use that very weakness as a bludgeon against the strong...

Story time... a couple of years ago the Sister of the Lady I was dating, was TRYING to make me angry... everyone knew it. She was baiting me to get a rise out of me... and when I went silent.... literally said "ew... I'm making you mad aren't I" and then proceeded to get in my personal space and started to put her finger in my face...

Uh.... I'm a historic Fencer... been to National Tournaments.... needless to say the Parry was automatic...

I just held her hand, 2 inches in front of my nose... and would not release it...

She then broke into tears... because 'I' was a bully.... because I would not let her verbally or physically intimidate me...

Lost of Girlfriend over that one... because I 'was not nice'...

We have allowed Gays, and Women, and Minorities, and Handicapped, to replace 'good'... with 'nice'... to the point where 'WE' Men have allowed the next generation of Men to be Emasculated....

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 12:03 PM (f7rv6)

399 I wander if the Donald actually meant to write "shellacked."

No I think He said what He meant.... Another way of saying "screwed."

Posted by: donna at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (/dSsq)

400 Maybe Cruz can. But what kind of coattails will he need to destroy the GOPe?

2017 would be really interestng, we could have a Tea Party POTUS that is fighting the GOP establishment in Congress.

A lot of people don't seem to realize that Cruz can not only win with fewer states than Bush (which are all winnable with the evangelicals back), but has the Tea Party to boot.

2016 may be the year of the Teavangelical.

Remember, Romney actually won independents in almost every battleground state. McCain was a moderate running against the only Senator who record was left of Bernie Sanders.

Posted by: TallDave at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (74ZYB)

401
MP4, its not that the GOP estabs aren't fighting the Left, it is that they are part of the Left. This con has gone on a long time.

PS - I'm afraid to be the last comment, as I don't want to be schlonged.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (ODxAs)

402 No, though I have at times claimed to be a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:01 PM (kpqmD)


I've been mistaken for a hot MILF, myself.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (pxwYc)

403 "Short of Eisenhower, I can't think ofa GOP president who didn't end up as a disappointment. Even Ronaldus Maximus didn't take a blowtorch to the Imperial Federal Government."

Pretty difficult for RR to do when Congress was controlled by Dems. Eisenhower didn't exactly shrink government either.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (u0lmX)

404 Trump 2016 - Stugots or Bust!

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (pVkEV)

405 Has anyone ever heard 'schlonged' used before? I mean, I assume it means 'dicked over', but that's just a guess.

Schlong as a noun, yes. As a verb, "to schlong?" No.

Still don't know what "all wee wee'd up" means. Never heard that one at all.

And once again, Rush is lurking here: the first words out of his mouf contained "schlong."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 22, 2015 12:05 PM (LUgeY)

406 And I can only point grey fox to the wealth
of information available on Game Theory and say that there is a reason
tit for tat is always (ALWAYS) the most successful and most remunerative
game strategy. People have to know in any arena (political, battle,
etc.) that they will be treated AS THEY TREAT OTHERS or they have no
incentive to be civilized and the world descends into a chaos of
predator and prey.


And I'll direct you to the history of Rome in the first century BC to see how it actually worked in practice and quite a wealth of military history and theory, starting with Sun Tzu, regarding the formulation of a winning strategy and the fate of those who substitute "getting tough," "winning battles" and ruthlessness for said strategy.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 22, 2015 12:06 PM (bZ7mE)

407 >>Is Insomniac a 'ette?


Don't let the C Cups fool you.

Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 12:06 PM (NkNar)

408 364 'Killing me softly
With his schlong'
Posted by: Roberta Flack at December 22, 2015 11:56 AM (NkNar)


He's doing it wrong.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 22, 2015 12:07 PM (vgIRn)

409 2016 may be the year of the Teavangelical.

Others- many others- must follow their lead and come in at the same time.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:07 PM (Z58Xa)

410
Trump 2016: Take the Cannoli

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 12:07 PM (kdS6q)

411
Magpie?


I like pie!

Posted by: Chris Christie at December 22, 2015 12:07 PM (0cMkb)

412 Has anyone ever heard 'schlonged' used before? I mean, I assume it means 'dicked over', but that's just a guess.
Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (Z58Xa)


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


The way I took it when I first heard abou this (and still do) is that she let herself get fucked over by Fredo's campaign in 2008.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:07 PM (Fmupd)

413
"Short of Eisenhower, I can't think ofa GOP president who didn't end up
as a disappointment. Even Ronaldus Maximus didn't take a blowtorch to
the Imperial Federal Government."



Pretty difficult for RR to do when Congress was controlled by Dems. Eisenhower didn't exactly shrink government either.





Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:04 PM (u0lmX)


*AHEM*

Posted by: Calvin Coolidge at December 22, 2015 12:08 PM (itfg0)

414 I would gladly vote for Trump or Cruz.
Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:03 PM

Same here. Unfortunately by the time voting gets around to my state it's already decided.

I prefer Cruz, but think a crass, even course Trump is more likely to engage in battle and not back down. I don't think the word 'bipartisanship' is in his vocabulary. I don't want to hear that word again.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 22, 2015 12:09 PM (7v/r5)

415 Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2015 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

Speaking for myself???

Trump is a gamble... he is a loose Cannon... we really have NO IDEA how he would be as President...

But... I KNOW how the others would be... and I'm willing to take the chance on Trump, rather than continue with the slow steady decline the Republicans INSIDE Washington are orchestrating.

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 12:09 PM (f7rv6)

416 >

Sorry, try again. Question, not fantasy.

My Trump analysis?

Ego driven, but gets things done. Continually tweaks the media with admirable calculation, and knows that civility is akin to "preparing for the last war" in this decidedly uncivil media environment.

What is behind the calculatedly crude mask?

No one knows, but I'd like to think that a man whose ego is based on getting things done knows that the old spirit of America is in danger of being overrun, and that spirit is what supports things getting done in the first place. Ergo, nonagression pact with Cruz.

Finally, Trump is showing everyone what politics is _really_ like behind the public facade (and the gatekeepers all know it, and they are horrified), and that may his biggest service to the American people in this day and age.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 12:10 PM (RXfvh)

417 Every time I start thinking how great it will be when we don't have to argue about Trump in the primaries, I just remember that we (Morons) still circular firing squad over the Iraq war and Romney.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:11 PM (F26eZ)

418 Posted by: Calvin Coolidge at December 22, 2015 12:08 PM (itfg0)

And just how big was the federal government in those pre-New Deal, pre- Great Society days compared to the size of the government in the 1980's?

The bigger it has grown, the harder it is to shrink. (Also applicable to schlongs, I guess.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:11 PM (u0lmX)

419 I favor Cruz.

Yet, I fear that Teh Donald is the only one that can withstand the full-bore onslaught of Hillary's defenders in the media.

It will be nasty.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:02 PM (bPXBn)


I've pretty well made my peace with the idea that to get to 8 years of President Cruz-

we'll probably have to have 8 years of Trump/Cruz.

If Trump is smart enough to take Cruz as Veep.


That also hopefully means 16 years of conservative, Constitutional principles for the most part.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 22, 2015 12:12 PM (0cMkb)

420 407 >>Is Insomniac a 'ette?


Don't let the C Cups fool you.
Posted by: Garrett at December 22, 2015 12:06 PM (NkNar)


I asked for memory, MEMORY enhancement, and this is what I end up with. Damn foreign doctors.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:12 PM (kpqmD)

421 The way I took it when I first heard abou this (and still do) is that she let herself get fucked over by Fredo's campaign in 2008.

Yes.

For today's etymology, Schlange is Krautish for "snake"; Yiddish is mostly a Krautish dialect with funny spellings and loan words from the Slavic languages.

So a schlong is a trouser snake.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:13 PM (1xUj/)

422 Well friends, my work isn't going to ignore itself. Back in a bit.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at December 22, 2015 12:13 PM (RD7QR)

423 Someone mention lesbian MILFs?

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 12:15 PM (IPirI)

424 Lovely picture.

And today's Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional:

"Christmas Mercy"

http://www.brooklyntabernacle.org/devotional

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:15 PM (qES5k)

425 Soona: Trump wants to win. Trump likes winning. The reason I like him is that he wants this country to win too. Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

Yes, I thought Joe Dan Gorman put that convincingly strongly in his latest (I think) Intellectual Froglegs video.

By the way, it just seems like something could be made out of your hash (Fmupd), I just can't think what.

Hillary got fmupd in 2008?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at December 22, 2015 12:17 PM (O+0DS)

426 I'll support Cruz if he ends up getting it, I think he's a genuine conservative (despite his past squishiness on immigration) but I'm just 99% convinced he'll lose to Hillary.

It's not because of his conservatism, he's just an all around unappealing candidate. It's the same with Hillary, if Hillary loses, it won't be because she's "too liberal" it will be she's a bitch that's easy to hate.

With Trump, I think there's a chance there and there would be a completely new alliance. Also, if he's willing to really drop $500 million of his own money in the race, that alone could be a game changer.

Posted by: Tobasco at December 22, 2015 12:17 PM (ys5Qo)

427

wow
villain in Star Wars was a Marine
2 years in Afghanistan, medical discharge

(I'm sure this is old news, but I stayed offline until I saw it.)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at December 22, 2015 12:18 PM (qCMvj)

428 And the Horde is basically down to Cruz or Trump now, right?

Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:18 PM (F26eZ)

429
Virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states

Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announced Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth.




Schifoso

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 22, 2015 12:19 PM (kdS6q)

430 Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?

They'd probably be afraid to say.....

Posted by: donna at December 22, 2015 12:19 PM (/dSsq)

431 And the Horde is basically down to Cruz or Trump now, right?

Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?


Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:18 PM (F26eZ)


SMOD

Posted by: The Smiting Hat at December 22, 2015 12:19 PM (itfg0)

432 >>Trump is a gamble... he is a loose Cannon... we really have NO IDEA how he would be as President...

And that is my problem with Trump. I don't think he has a plan for an actual Trump Presidency because I don't think he ever thought he would get even this far let alone get elected.

In my perfect scenario, Cruz starts to consolidate support and overtakes The Donald but Trump stays around to lob verbal bombs and keep Hillary! and the left off balance. Cruz could then run under his air cover. I think Cruz would humiliate Granny Clinton in the debates.

I don't hate Trump. I find him equal parts amusing, entertaining, helpful and pain in the ass. He's just not my first choice.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2015 12:20 PM (/tuJf)

433 Shalong is Armenian for hose. It really is.

Posted by: MAx at December 22, 2015 12:20 PM (LAliD)

434 Hillary got fmupd in 2008?
Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at December


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


It's the Serbian word for schlong.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:21 PM (Fmupd)

435 If we're talking third party, then sure, there's always SMOD, Cthulu, Robot Apocalypse, etc.

But what are you gonna do? Throw away your vote?

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:21 PM (F26eZ)

436 Hillary got fmupd in 2008?
Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at December 22, 2015 12:17 PM (O+0DS)


Yeah, Hillary's Alinskyite thugs got out-Alinskyed by Obama's Alinskyite thugs.

A bunch of Hillary's groupies put up an outrage! website after 2008 where they tried to document how they were out-thugged, but I neglected to bookmark it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 12:21 PM (pxwYc)

437 410, Did you make him an offer he couldn't refuse?

Asking for a frind

Posted by: Retiredleo at December 22, 2015 12:23 PM (CIoyl)

438 I'm gauging most of his supporters are at his side because he's the gigantic EFF YOU candidate. What the American people are saying to Washington: EFF YOU. Sick of the liars, sick of the thieves, sick of the PC paralysis, sick of the Washington crowd first, sick of the crapping on hard working, tax paying Americans. Sick of the whole stinking lot. It's hard to not be swayed by that when you're out here in flyover country and have watched the methodical disintegration of your country for the last number of years.
Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 22, 2015 11:54 AM (pVkEV)


I think that puts it rather succinctly.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 22, 2015 12:24 PM (WWdgA)

439 "It's not because of his conservatism, he's just an all around unappealing candidate. It's the same with Hillary, if Hillary loses, it won't be because she's "too liberal" it will be she's a bitch that's easy to hate. "

I'm hoping that Hill's unattractiveness cancels out Cruz's lack of appeal.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:24 PM (u0lmX)

440 431 And the Horde is basically down to Cruz or Trump now, right?

Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?


Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:18 PM (F26eZ)

SMOD
Posted by: The Smiting Hat at December 22, 2015 12:19 PM (itfg0)

*points at nic*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:25 PM (kpqmD)

441 The editors of National Review are slamming House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan
for pushing his omnibus spending bill through Congress.

The editors rebuke of Ryan in which they accuse him of having far different priorities than GOP voters comes just two months after the publication endorsed Ryan for Speaker and, in so doing, helped place a man with a two decade long history of pushing open border immigration policies in charge of the GOP conference.


Idiots RINOs and SHILLs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 12:25 PM (gf8BH)

442 It's been a few days since I mentioned we COULD have been discussing the relative merits of a stripper/pornstar candidate.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 12:25 PM (IPirI)

443 Shalong is Armenian for hose. It really is.

Armenian is part of the Indo-European language group, so that isn't a huge surprise.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 22, 2015 12:26 PM (bZ7mE)

444 >> Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announced Tuesday
>> that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry
>> handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity
>> agreements with the commonwealth.

File this under 'Elections have consequences'.

Posted by: JEM at December 22, 2015 12:26 PM (o+SC1)

445
Posted by: Calvin Coolidge at December 22, 2015 12:08 PM (itfg0)


D'OH! Of course, I forgot Silent Cal. One of my favorites. If any of you 'rons and 'ronettes get the chance to visit his birthplace in Plymouth Notch, VT, take the opportunity. Lovely scenery, and not touristy-tacky.

Of course, I like to say we could use a man like Bill McKinley again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (X6fMO)

446 It's been a few days since I mentioned we COULD have been discussing the relative merits of a stripper/pornstar candidate.


Fine.

*affixes tassels to wrinkled dugs*

Posted by: Hillary! at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (1xUj/)

447 433 Shalong is Armenian for hose. It really is.
Posted by: MAx at December 22, 2015 12:20 PM (LAliD

Where my shalong at?

/Armenian pimp

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (kpqmD)

448 They'd probably be afraid to say.....

Posted by: donna at December 22, 2015 12:19 PM (/dSsq)

&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (QPdNE)

449 I got a big shlong right here

::grabs crotch::

classy enough for ya?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (AkOaV)

450 I said if Trump went third party and caused Hillary to win. If you're going to be a condescending dick, at least quote me correctly.Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 11:38 AM (X6fMO)

No, sport, I distinctly remember youwriting thatyou were out of here if your guy loses or goes third party split--without qualification and certainly nothing about 'causing Hillary to win'.

You're hedging--which means you'll welsh out if your new preconditions aren't met.

Oh, and that 'condescending dick' pejorative you aimed my way? Stay classy--you know, like your would-be Dear Leader.

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (UWlp+)

451 Posted by: The Smiting Hat at December 22, 2015 12:19 PM (itfg0)



*points at nic*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:25 PM (kpqmD)


*points back*

Posted by: The Hwaet Hat at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (itfg0)

452 A bunch of Hillary's groupies put up an outrage! website after 2008 where they tried to document how they were out-thugged, but I neglected to bookmark it.
------
Probably the gay guys' blog you're thinking about.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (DLIIY)

453 File this under 'Elections have consequences'.

Posted by: JEM at December 22, 2015 12:26 PM (o+SC1)


Yeah, the GOP/RNC ought to make a note of that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 22, 2015 12:28 PM (ftVQq)

454 442 It's been a few days since I mentioned we COULD have been discussing the relative merits of a stripper/pornstar candidate.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 12:25 PM (IPirI)



Mary Carey ran for governor in California.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:28 PM (zt+N6)

455 Donna and V: I'm hoping that Hill's unattractiveness cancels out Cruz's lack of appeal.

Sadly, that sounds like a real lackluster election.

Still, would enjoy seeing Hillary get fmupd by Cruz in the debates.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at December 22, 2015 12:29 PM (O+0DS)

456 Has any one claimed "The Schlong Song"?

Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (zOTsN)

457 Of course, I like to say we could use a man like Bill McKinley again.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Gee, our old LaSalle ran great.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (FkBIv)

458 *points back*
Posted by: The Hwaet Hat



Seamus Heany translated that as the "So...hat".


No, I don't have a point.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (1xUj/)

459 You're hedging--which means you'll welsh out if your new preconditions aren't met.

Oh, and that 'condescending dick' pejorative you aimed my way? Stay classy--you know, like your would-be Dear Leader.
Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (UWlp+)

...Problematic...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (AkOaV)

460 We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (9xFD7)

461 I'm a pragmatist. I envision Trump behind the desk proposing something. Being told you can't do that. Cruz saying, 'Yes, he can', then reciting chapter and verse of why he can. Synergistic qualities of the two.

I can't picture Trump playing second fiddle to Cruz. I can't imagine who Cruz could pick as VP that would work as well as Trump/Cruz.

So I really want a team. Now more then ever, I think it's required.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (7v/r5)

462 456 Has any one claimed "The Schlong Song"?
Posted by: ThunderB at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (zOTsN)

You'll be hearing from my lawyers.

Posted by: Sisqo at December 22, 2015 12:31 PM (kpqmD)

463 Probably the gay guys' blog you're thinking about.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (DLIIY)


You mean Hillbuzz? No, it wasn't Hillbuzz, it was another one. It had a longish name as I recall.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 12:32 PM (pxwYc)

464 We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (9xFD7)


Dammit!

Posted by: Lepidus at December 22, 2015 12:32 PM (itfg0)

465 Schlong time no see.

Posted by: Fritz at December 22, 2015 12:32 PM (UzPAd)

466 454 THIS X 1,000,000!!!

We could be discussing our candidate's porn technique instead of the Trump/Cruz juggernaut.

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 12:32 PM (IPirI)

467 456 Has any one claimed "The Schlong Song"?


I had to see a doctor about "Schlong, Schlong, Blue".

Posted by: Neil Diamond at December 22, 2015 12:32 PM (1xUj/)

468 >> We're at the point in the Republic where we are just
>> choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.

We got the Ladies Tee Nero right now.

Posted by: JEM at December 22, 2015 12:32 PM (o+SC1)

469 One thing I will say for Trump: I don't expect him to be a "check the box" President.

The Simpson's decision checkboxes, not the identity politics checkboxes.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:33 PM (F26eZ)

470 4
Who names their kid "Claude"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (gf8BH)
**Ahem!

Posted by: Mrs. Rains at December 22, 2015 12:34 PM (mOfFV)

471 I'm hoping that Hill's unattractiveness cancels out Cruz's lack of appeal.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time


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


First off, I've never gotten this "lack of appeal" touted by some people here. It's like being exceptionally articulate in one's beliefs is somehow a negative. I don't get it.

Secondly, if Cruz is the nominee, people will definitely notice the extended commercial breaks so that the Hildebeast can dump the shit out of her depends during the prez. debates.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:34 PM (Fmupd)

472 Keep losing power bc it dizzled.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 22, 2015 12:34 PM (iQIUe)

473 Sadly, that sounds like a real lackluster election.


Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at December 22, 2015 12:29 PM (O+0DS)


Think Hubert H. vs. Nixon in 1968. Not much attractiveness there.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:35 PM (u0lmX)

474 That Claude Money sure could paint!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 12:35 PM (LO5Qy)

475 ...Problematic...Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:30 PM (AkOaV)Meh. Whatever. Trump Derangement Syndrome is a wondrous thing to see.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:35 PM (X6fMO)

476 >> So I really want a team. Now more then ever, I think it's
>> required.

'Cause the next step's a junta.

Which gives me a chance to throw this in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ouBnu9AQcU

Posted by: JEM at December 22, 2015 12:36 PM (o+SC1)

477 First off, I've never gotten this "lack of appeal" touted by some people here. It's like being exceptionally articulate in one's beliefs is somehow a negative. I don't get it.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:34 PM (Fmupd)

I was an early Rand supporter, I've been kind of... floundering since then. Kind of agnostic toward Cruz and Trump.

But I will say that Cruz comes off as ... slimy. Not Marco Rubio slimy (talking out of both sides of his mouth -- reminds me of a smooth timeshare salesman) but like a Televangelist preacher or a guy trying to sell me something.

I don't know. But I get why people get turned off to Cruz. I think it's his cadence when he speaks.

Wouldn't stop me for voting for him, but I *do* get it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:36 PM (AkOaV)

478 Who names their kid "Claude"?



Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 10:18 AM (gf8BH)




"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to."

Posted by: W. C. Fields at December 22, 2015 12:37 PM (ftVQq)

479 428 And the Horde is basically down to Cruz or Trump now, right?

Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?
Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:18 PM (F26eZ)
***
There are still SMOD-er's here, a few Sternovich supporters, and, me, I back Gozer/Vigo.

A wide range of opinions.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 22, 2015 12:37 PM (Wu2k4)

480 We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.

In all seriousness, I think we are entering the Sulla-Marius stage right now. Alternating and escalating bloodbaths between different factions. Not sure which side is Marius (populist but "progressive) and which is Sulla (constitutionalist but elitist), but I doubt it will end any better for us.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 22, 2015 12:37 PM (bZ7mE)

481 We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.
----
Biggus Dickus!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:37 PM (DLIIY)

482 And the Horde is basically down to Cruz or Trump now, right?

Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?



I won't make a final decision until Huntsman makes his move.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

483 Trials of the 9/11 leaders delayed till 2020?

What a fuckin joke

The whole last 7 years

Disgrace

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 12:38 PM (gf8BH)

484 That Claude Money sure could paint!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 12:35 PM (LO5Qy)

Pffft!
He was only in it for the monet!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 22, 2015 12:38 PM (ftVQq)

485 And the Horde is basically down to Cruz or Trump now, right?

Are there Moron's in anyone else's camp?
Posted by: Chupacabra at December 22, 2015 12:18 PM (F26eZ)

...Still holding out for that Randmentum to pick up.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:38 PM (AkOaV)

486 First off, I've never gotten this "lack of appeal" touted by some people here. It's like being exceptionally articulate in one's beliefs is somehow a negative. I don't get it.



Fo' shizzle vs. "the square root of a hypotenuse is intuitive to the whole".

52% of the electorate is fo shizzle.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 12:38 PM (LO5Qy)

487 Oh, and that 'condescending dick' pejorative you aimed my way? Stay classy--you know, like your would-be Dear Leader.
Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:27 PM (UWlp+)


Yeah, your little Miss Manners routine is awfully condescending.


I can understand why one might prefer not to be called a dick though. Which is why words like schlong work so well.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 12:39 PM (Dj0WE)

488 477 I can't deny the Cruz 'smarm' factor. But if it helps make him unpalatable to libtards, the crank it up, Bitchez!

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 12:39 PM (IPirI)

489 First off, I've never gotten this "lack of appeal" touted by some people here. It's like being exceptionally articulate in one's beliefs is somehow a negative. I don't get it.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:34 PM (Fmupd)


I don't either, but so many people say they find Cruz somehow offputting that I assume it's a factor that has to be taken seriously.

I think he is by far the smartest candidate in the race - real smart, not phony smart like Obama.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:39 PM (u0lmX)

490 I'm in the SMOD/Pestilence 2016 camp...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:39 PM (B9up3)

491 At my old alma mater Calvin College, some pranksters were putting up dumb racist crap and got caught. So now one of the profs there has barfed out the nonsense that if you disregard white privilege, that means you are a white supremacist.

http://tinyurl.com/j6pt56b

Basically his argument is "if you disagree with me, that's proof that you are wrong."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (39g3+)

492 We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.


Paging Lucius Cornelius Sulla, pick up the white courtesy phone please.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (8ZskC)

493 Donna and V: Think Hubert H. vs. Nixon in 1968. Not much attractiveness there.

Heh. Poor Hubert.

At least Dick had learned how to spiff up his appearance somewhat vs 1960!

Can we just get a little transfusion of Trump's dynamism into Cruz's veins?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (O+0DS)

494 But I will say that Cruz comes off as ... slimy.

Not to me, but I think the vibe is probably because he is so articulate he's worked as a lawyer and they have to convince people to " buy" something, and he spent a lot on time doing debate team stuff where you're also trying to convince people to "buy" something

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (qES5k)

495 Yeb / Kasicko to the end!!!##

Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (cbfNE)

496 Well, Cruz sometimes comes across as a condescending college professor.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (uZNvH)

497 Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN)Donald
Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms Monday night, saying
that her bathroom break during the last Democratic debate was just too
"disgusting" to talk about

Posted by: Colin at December 22, 2015 12:41 PM (T3Tpd)

498 You want Sulla,
Settle for Anthony,
Get Caligula

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:41 PM (B9up3)

499 Posted by: Grey Fox at December 22, 2015 12:37 PM (bZ7mE)

and the uncivilized barbarians on the frontiers are restless...

Especially those Mithridites down in Turkey...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 12:41 PM (f7rv6)

500 Not to me, but I think the vibe is probably because he is so articulate he's worked as a lawyer and they have to convince people to " buy" something, and he spent a lot on time doing debate team stuff where you're also trying to convince people to "buy" something
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (qES5k)

Yeah, I'm sure it served him well in his former career.

Maybe a better analogy would be that he sounds like a defense attorney or other kind of litigator.

In other words, he has a false earnestness when he speaks.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:41 PM (AkOaV)

501 466 454 THIS X 1,000,000!!!

We could be discussing our candidate's porn technique instead of the Trump/Cruz juggernaut.
Posted by: Weasel
______________

Ah got yer pearl necklace raht here, and Ah ain't in noways tahrd.

Posted by: Downhome Hillary Clinton at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (3GAnN)

502 Well, Cruz sometimes comes across as a condescending college professor.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (uZNvH)

Sometimes hard not to do when you know your shit.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (bPXBn)

503 So basically what we've learned since last night was that Hillary Clinton has been on the receiving end of the schlong at least twice!

Posted by: Fritz at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (UzPAd)

504 >>We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.

You mean the shitty singer? Marcus Antonius.

I've said this before but Plato stated in The Republic that democracy was the 3rd phase of government. The 4th and final stage which would happen because people would demand to much personal freedom (BLM, gay everything, etc.) was a strong man.

ahem . Trump

Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

505 First off, I've never gotten this "lack of appeal" touted by some people here.

He's not populist. Its not that he isn't objectively appealing, its that in this culture, if you don't come across like a cast member from Idiocracy, you sound arrogant and off-putting.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (39g3+)

506
472 Keep losing power bc it dizzled.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 22, 2015 12:34 PM


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It's what we refer to in OK as a schnizzle dizzle.

Posted by: Soona at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (Fmupd)

507 Think Hubert H. vs. Nixon in 1968. Not much attractiveness there.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:35 PM (u0lmX)

My late Stepfather was prominent in state Democratic politics, a Humphrey delegate at the '68 Chicago convention. He got to know Hubert Humphrey, at least in a working, political context. Said Humphrey was one of the few truly principled, incorruptiblepoliticians he had ever met, a genuinely good man.

He also said that was one of the major reasons Humphrey lost, aside from Humphrey's genteel, unprepossessing manner. His heart just wasn't in the backroom wheeling and dealing, down-and-dirty, rough-and-tumble aspects of the job. He just wasn't ruthless enough.

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (UWlp+)

508 Shalong is Armenian for hose. It really is.

Just looked it up. It comes from the Yiddish (and therefore German, in this case) for snake.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (ZxmMG)

509 I was an early Rand supporter, I've been kind of... floundering since then. Kind of agnostic toward Cruz and Trump.

But I will say that Cruz comes off as ... slimy. Not Marco Rubio slimy (talking out of both sides of his mouth -- reminds me of a smooth timeshare salesman) but like a Televangelist preacher or a guy trying to sell me something.

I don't know. But I get why people get turned off to Cruz. I think it's his cadence when he speaks.

Wouldn't stop me for voting for him, but I *do* get it.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:36 PM (AkOaV)


I wouldn't use a word like "slimy" but Cruz does cause a number of caution flags to go up.


In this day and age, that's not enough to declare against him. Indeed, since he's unquestionably the guy with the fewest caution flags, he's got to be the leader of the pack now.


If he had a chance to be nominated, that is. Which he doesn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 12:43 PM (Dj0WE)

510 Obama comes off as a phony-assed Kenyan with visions of Despotic Grandeur mixed with a seething contempt for whitey ... but somehow he made it work.

Posted by: Irony at December 22, 2015 12:43 PM (Pn0FW)

511 Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN)Donald
Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms Monday night, saying
that her bathroom break during the last Democratic debate was just too
"disgusting" to talk about
Posted by: Colin at December 22, 2015 12:41 PM (T3Tpd)

*****

Off to the fainting couches! Donald told the truth again!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 22, 2015 12:43 PM (P+m4e)

512 "But I will say that Cruz comes off as ... slimy. Not Marco Rubio slimy (talking out of both sides of his mouth -- reminds me of a smooth timeshare salesman) but like a Televangelist preacher or a guy trying to sell me something"

That's exactly how Billy Jeff Clinton sounded to me, like a snake oil peddler, but millions of others found him charming as hell.

Just like they found Obama dashing or something, rather than a cold sociopath with nicely pressed pants.

I don't find Cruz slimy at all - but then I am quite aware that my perceptions are not those of the general public.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:43 PM (u0lmX)

513
Stay classy--you know, like your would-be Dear Leader.


Projection. It's what's for breakfast.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (X6fMO)

514 if we're going to have a strong man, we could do a lot worse than Octavian.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (8ZskC)

515 The 4th and final stage which would happen because people would demand to much personal freedom (BLM, gay everything, etc.) was a strong man.

ahem . Trump


Oligarchy is the stage we're in now, and Trump isn't the strong man. He's the popular face.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (39g3+)

516 Milady set out to make Huevos Rancheros. Then discovered we don't have any cheese but Feta. I said, Huevos Greekeros? She said, so do I use Kimchee instead of salsa?

Should be an interesting meal...

Posted by: mindful webworker - eggs beneficent at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (O+0DS)

517 if you don't come across like a cast member from Idiocracy, you sound arrogant and off-putting.

You talk like a fag and your shit's all retarded.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (ZxmMG)

518 Sometimes hard not to do when you know your shit.
Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (bPXBn)

Watch an old Reagan speech sometime. I know that's a little bit of an unfair characterization, but Reagan could thread the needle between knowledgeable but relatable.

And look, I'm not the first person to notice this -- I'm sure thats why Cruz has been trying to "humanize" himself with his princess bride skit and his SNL skit and all that other stuff. Self deprecating humor helps to take an edge off.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (AkOaV)

519 Just looked it up. It comes from the Yiddish (and therefore German, in this case) for snake.
Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (ZxmMG)


Which comes from the Greek word "shalagog," which means long stick.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (Dj0WE)

520 516 Milady set out to make Huevos Rancheros. Then discovered we don't have any cheese but Feta. I said, Huevos Greekeros? She said, so do I use Kimchee instead of salsa?

Should be an interesting meal...
Posted by: mindful webworker - eggs beneficent at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (O+0DS)
***
Crack a window......

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (Wu2k4)

521 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 22, 2015 12:38 PM (gf8BH)



Give Obama and Hillary four more years to release them from Gitmo.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (ftVQq)

522 In other words, he has a false earnestness when he speaks.

I don't think it's false; It's just polished.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (qES5k)

523
492 We're at the point in the Republic where we are just choosing between Octavius and Marc Anthony now.


Paging Lucius Cornelius Sulla, pick up the white courtesy phone please.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (8ZskC)


Hmmm.. where is the Order of Cincinatus when you need it...

Posted by: George Washington at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (f7rv6)

524 Sometimes hard not to do when you know your shit.
Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (bPXBn)


Yep.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (WWdgA)

525 if you don't come across like a cast member from Idiocracy, you sound arrogant and off-putting.

LOL. That's true, I think.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:46 PM (qES5k)

526 That's exactly how Billy Jeff Clinton sounded to me, like a snake oil peddler, but millions of others found him charming as hell.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 22, 2015 12:43 PM (u0lmX)

I'd compare Bill Clinton to Rubio. They both have a talent -- they come off as snake oil salesmen, but yet still likable.

Both of them would have done very well in sales.

Cruz does not have that... whatever it is... that Rubio and Clinton have.

People said (about Clinton) that when he walked in to a room, any room, he was immediately the center of attention. And yet anyone he was talking to at the moment felt like they had his full attention and he actually cared about them.

I imagine the same is true of Rubio, and why the donors love him.

It's disingenuous as hell, but its a rare skill.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:47 PM (AkOaV)

527 Hmmm.. where is the Order of Cincinatus when you need it...



Oder of Cincinatti?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 12:48 PM (LO5Qy)

528 Congratulations, you've all been willowed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 12:48 PM (8ZskC)

529 I don't think it's false; It's just polished.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:45 PM (qES5k)

I mean it's not natural. Or doesn't sound natural.

False may not be the right word, polished may be more appropriate. But I think people know what I mean by that.

He has exaggerated inflections, if you will.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:48 PM (AkOaV)

530 And look, I'm not the first person to notice this -- I'm sure thats why Cruz has been trying to "humanize" himself with his princess bride skit and his SNL skit and all that other stuff. Self deprecating humor helps to take an edge off.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (AkOaV)

I was just talking about this yesterday. The art of persuasion is a talent. Learned, perhaps.

I don't have it. I guess I'm too ideological and don't suffer fools too well. May be why Cruz' delivery doesn't bother me.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:49 PM (bPXBn)

531 People said (about Clinton) that when he walked in to a room, any room, he was immediately the center of attention. And yet anyone he was talking to at the moment felt like they had his full attention and he actually cared about them.



Every tent revival preacher had it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 12:49 PM (LO5Qy)

532 Now you've been double-willowed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 22, 2015 12:49 PM (8ZskC)

533 527 Hmmm.. where is the Order of Cincinatus when you need it...



Oder of Cincinatti?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 22, 2015 12:48 PM (LO5Qy)
***
Yes please, all the way - with the onions and all that,. And don't overcook the spaghetti....

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 22, 2015 12:49 PM (Wu2k4)

534 Two differences between Cruz and Clinton:
Cruz is a man of accomplishment.
Cruz is a man of character.


Posted by: Ralph at December 22, 2015 12:49 PM (mesZS)

535 But I will say that Cruz comes off as ... slimy. Not Marco Rubio slimy

I think 'slippery' might be the word. I don't think badly of him, I'm just always wondering if this polished delivery is hiding something.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:50 PM (n22zQ)

536 At my old alma mater Calvin College, some pranksters were putting up dumb racist crap and got caught. So now one of the profs there has barfed out the nonsense that if you disregard white privilege, that means you are a white supremacist.

http://tinyurl.com/j6pt56b

Basically his argument is "if you disagree with me, that's proof that you are wrong."
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 22, 2015 12:40 PM (39g3+)


No way! The place is really called Calvin College? Train young schoolers there, do they? Everyone swims in the poll, and cleans the floors with their hovers.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 22, 2015 12:50 PM (Dj0WE)

537 Projection. It's what's for breakfast.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:44 PM (X6fMO)

Projection doesn't mean what you seem to think it means. For example, my bet was that I would no longer post here if Trump wins the GOP nomination. Clear enough, right? Notice there are no weaselly qualifications or room to maneuvershould I lose.No small print.

Now contrast and compare with your ever-changing goalposts. See how that works?

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:50 PM (UWlp+)

538 I think 'slippery' might be the word. I don't think badly of him, I'm just always wondering if this polished delivery is hiding something.

Posted by: t-bird at December 22, 2015 12:50 PM (n22zQ)

I think you've got the wrong Cuban presidential candidate there.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 12:51 PM (bPXBn)

539 If they're willing to foist Hillary! on us, shouldn't we be fielding the most objectionable character possible as a retaliatory measure?

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 12:51 PM (IPirI)

540 His heart just wasn't in the backroom wheeling and dealing, down-and-dirty, rough-and-tumble aspects of the job. He just wasn't ruthless enough.
Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:42 PM (UWlp+)


That's good to know, that Humphrey was a genuinely good man, and also somewhat surprising, considering how close he stood next to LBJ, the president who made Nixon look like a boy scout.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 12:52 PM (pxwYc)

541 >> I don't think it's false; It's just polished.

It's the laconic Texan with a coat of Harvard gloss polyurethane.

I can listen to Cruz.

I haven't been able to actually listen to any of the last three presidents.

Clinton always had that 'damn ain't I good? I got your wife's panties in my pocket' smirk

Bush 43 too often seemed like he was the irritating guy at the end of the bar trying to get the bartender's attention

Obama's constant stream of strawmen and platitudes is just an excuse to throw things at the TV, I hear him and I think if it hadn't been for all the Kools he'd sound chirpier than Bush.

Posted by: JEM at December 22, 2015 12:53 PM (o+SC1)

542 The place is really called Calvin College?

Calvin College and Seminary, the main institution for the Christian Reformed Church. It used to be pretty conservative but about mid-80s it started to change and now I doubt I'd recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 22, 2015 12:53 PM (39g3+)

543
Projection doesn't mean what you seem to think it means. For example, my bet was that I would no longer post here if Trump wins the GOP nomination. Clear enough, right? Notice there are no weaselly qualifications or room to maneuvershould I lose.No small print.


Now contrast and compare with your ever-changing goalposts. See how that works?

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:50 PM (UWlp+)
Well, you've certainly got me to leave for the rest of the day. So you can consider that a feather in your cap.Schmuck.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:55 PM (X6fMO)

544 That's good to know, that Humphrey was a genuinely good man, and also somewhat surprising, considering how close he stood next to LBJ, the president who made Nixon look like a boy scout.
Posted by: OregonMuse at December 22, 2015 12:52 PM (pxwYc)

Hubert Humphrey was Vice President duringLyndon Johnson's Administration. Where else could he stand?

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:56 PM (UWlp+)

545 So you can consider that a feather in your cap.Schmuck.Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 22, 2015 12:55 PM (X6fMO)

My pleasure. Least I could do. Have a day.

Posted by: troyriser at December 22, 2015 12:58 PM (UWlp+)

546 531

not hard to do, actually

what's embarrassing is watching people say it with wide eyes full of cultic enthusiasm

Posted by: Feh at December 22, 2015 01:15 PM (J5Ag8)

547 And I'll direct you to the history of Rome in the
first century BC to see how it actually worked in practice and quite a
wealth of military history and theory, starting with Sun Tzu, regarding
the formulation of a winning strategy and the fate of those who
substitute "getting tough," "winning battles" and ruthlessness for said
strategy.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 22, 2015 12:06 PM (bZ7mE)

You can if you like but all those sources would agree that bringing a knife to a gun fight cause your scruples don't match your enemies is not only stupid... its suicidal. BTW, Reagan's policy of trust but verify and the unofficial policy put in place by entrenched WWI soldiers that allowed the famous Christmas Day truce of 1914 are both examples of tit for tat.

Posted by: redbanzai at December 22, 2015 01:20 PM (OrI3J)

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