Overnight Open Thread (12-23-2015)

Quote of the Day I

"The Second Amendment does not protect an individual's right to own a firearm. This narrative was developed by the National Rifle Association in the late 1970s, out of fear that further gun control laws would eliminate private ownership of firearms altogether."

-- HuffPo writer Samantha Paige Rosen who clearly has not read the Heller decision which lays out the long historical pedigree of the individual right to own firearms guaranteed by the Second Amendment going back to the original signing. In fact the novel idea that it doesn't is pretty much a concept that only appeared among the left during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Quote of the Day II

"Now, I wouldn't keep any school open that wasn't doing a better than average job."

-- Hillary Clinton who apparently A) wants to close down half of our schools,* or B) doesn't understand math, or C) a lil' Column A and a lil' Column B

* And yes I'm quite aware that mean and median are not the same thing you humorless little Neil deGrasse Tyson-wannabe pedant fucks.

Quote of the Day III

At this point you are saying: "Wait a minute! Surely there were some positive developments in 2015! How about the fact that, after so many years of sneering judgmentalism and divisive, overheated rhetoric, we were able to have rational, open-minded conversations about such issues as gun ownership, gay marriage, race relations and abortion, so that, as a nation, we finally began to come together and . Whoa! Sorry! Evidently I am high on narcotics."

Yes, you are. And we intend to join you soon.

-- Dave Barry

Totally Missing The Irony: Feminist Lectures Men For Failing To Come To The Rescue

Remember: men and women are totally equal in all ways and it's sexist to think they're not. Except when a feminist SJW like Brianna Wu wants them to be different.

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And we're also through the looking glass here. Because Brianna Wu seems to have been born a man. So we have a feminist woman who used to be a man complaining that men didn't come to his/her rescue even though she totally didn't need any rescuing but still.

It's for moments just like this that I - like Dave Barry - keep my stash of doctor-prescribed heavy narcotics handy. Along with my collection of heavy machinery.

Tyranny of the Elites: 76 percent of Americans approve of Christmas in public schools, as do 82 percent of parents

Even 44% of Democrats think there's not enough religion in schools.

Kevin D. Williamson: The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

Now that they are so, so close to gaining control the mailed fist can be directly revealed.

For those of you keeping track, the Democrats and their allies on the left have now: voted in the Senate to repeal the First Amendment, proposed imprisoning people for holding the wrong views on global warming, sought to prohibit the showing of a film critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton, proposed banning politically unpopular academic research, demanded that funding politically unpopular organizations and causes be made a crime and that the RICO organized-crime statute be used as a weapon against targeted political groups. They have filed felony charges against a Republican governor for vetoing a piece of legislation, engaged in naked political persecutions of members of Congress, and used the IRS and the ATF as weapons against political critics.

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Hillary and Lillian Hellman: Everything she says is a lie, including "and" and "the"

Okay I knew the original version was about Lillian Hellman and her attempts to hide her Stalinist past but here Neo-neocon goes into detail on the famous quip.

Russia Says Black Box From Jet Shot Down by Turkey is 'Unreadable'

I take this to mean that the box's data showed that the jet was in Turkey's airspace.

Taliban Set to Score Major Victory in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Helmand province could fall to the Taliban after months of heavy fighting, with 90 members of the security forces killed over the past two days, the deputy governor of the volatile southern province warned on Sunday.

Mohammad Jan Rasulyar said unless President Ashraf Ghani took urgent action, the province, a centre of opium production and a Taliban heartland that British and American troops struggled to control for years, would be lost.

...If Helmand were to fall, it would deliver a blow to government claims that Afghan security forces, fighting largely alone since international troops ended combat operations last year, are controlling the insurgency, in spite of setbacks such as the fall of Kunduz.

Remember that according to Obama Afghanistan is the real war that Iraq was just a distraction from.

The US Can Now Make PU-238 Again

Oh Crap - Troy Senik Reveals the Nashville Secret

Nashville is enticing precisely because it's not L.A.-because while it might be a great location to cut a record or make a short film, it's also a place where you can raise a family on a middle-class income. And word of that fact is getting out. Nashville's population has grown by more than 5 percent since 2010, outpacing even traditional Sunbelt dynamos like Dallas, Phoenix, and Houston. In 2013-14, only the Austin and Raleigh metro areas enjoyed higher net domestic migration.

...Nashville is more aptly compared with Austin. Both metro areas have roughly the same population. Both cities are the seat of state government. Both are bastions of higher education (Nashville has 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate colleges). Both have vibrant music and arts scenes, and both are on similar economic trajectories-in fact, Austin was one of only two cities (San Jose, reflecting the strength of Silicon Valley, was the other) to top Nashville in the growth of its 2013 gross metropolitan product. In that year, Tennessee's capital city saw a 4.2 percent increase-double the national average.

I've long argued that Nashville has all the benefits of a large city - culture, consumer choice, diverse foods, niche stores, etc - with little of the big city pathologies. It still feels very much like a small town and in fact I would bet that the number of degrees of separation between any two random people in Nashville is lower than other any comparably-sized city.

Nashville has always been more than just country music (for a long time it was the publishing capital of the south) but now the primary industries are auto manufacturing, medicine, and firearms manufacturing. And these aren't your dad's factories either - the big players in these fields are all heavily computerized, use cutting edge technologies and robotics in their facilities, and consequently  support a whole ecology of smaller companies that provide specialized services.

From 2010 to 2013, Nashville enjoyed more job growth in "advanced industries"-those that require specialties in science, technology, engineering, and math-than any other metro area, according to a Brookings Institution study. The city brims with opportunities for the cognitive elite. In a survey released last year, City Journal contributing editor Joel Kotkin ranked Nashville as the nation's fourth-largest "brainpower city," based on its per-capita growth in new residents with college degrees.

In conclusion don't move to Nashville - you'll probably only make it worse. :-)

[Full disclosure: The author of this ONT already owns a house in Nashville for when he makes the big escape from California]

The Time Famous Electronics Writer Forrest Mims Was Choked by an Airline Captain

While checking in for a flight at Chicago's O'Hare Airport several years before 9/11, I made the mistake of telling an American Airlines check-in agent that I was planning to measure the water vapor outside the aircraft with a homemade near-infrared hygrometer. This alarmed the agent, who quickly called her supervisor. After the supervisor grilled me, she called her supervisor, who told me that the captain would have to approve my presence on his aircraft. She then said, "Follow me," and escorted me through the checkpoint without even inspecting my carry-on bag.

When we reached the end of a very busy corridor, the security boss firmly ordered, "Wait here while I find the captain." The flight was already boarding, so after waiting a few minutes I took one step forward. Suddenly someone from behind threw an arm around my neck, placed me in a choke hold, dragged me toward a wall and shouted "You're going to do what on MY AIRPLANE!?"

It's difficult to speak while being choked, but I managed to gurgle: "If-you-let-go-of-my-neck-I'll-tell-you." The assailant slowly released me, and I turned around and saw a frowning man with his hands on his hips. He was shorter than me, built like a football player, and wearing the uniform of an American Airlines captain.

"I'm going to measure the water vapor outside the airplane," I said. The captain cocked his head slightly and sounded genuinely curious when he asked, "How are you going to do that?"

I opened my carry-on bag just enough to retrieve the water vapor instrument. I didn't open it all the way so he and the surrounding crowd couldn't see all the other instruments packed inside.

I handed the captain the palm-sized water vapor instrument and explained that it had two light sensors, one of which detected sunlight that is absorbed by water vapor and a second that detected sunlight unaffected by water vapor. A logarithmic amplifier calculated the ratio of the two measurements and sent the result to a display.

This fascinated the captain, whose scowl had evolved into a big smile. He said, "Wait here; I want my co-pilot to see this." When the co-pilot arrived, the captain enthusiastically repeated my description of the instrument. He then asked, "How can we help you during the flight?"

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The Great AR-15/AK-47 Full-Auto Meltdown Showdown

Here Eric from Moss Pawn and Gun (Iraqveteran8888 ) dumps mag after mag through a select fire AR-15 and AK-47 until they fail. Interestingly they went far further than everyone expected and also failed within 65 rounds of each other albeit for different reasons.

Note that neither gun is a machine gun; they are only designed to fire short bursts in full-auto with a long cooling period in between - otherwise the heat builds up and the guns will eventually fail. The M4 is only rated for 12-15 rounds per minute in sustained semi-auto firing. The AK-47 may have more leeway but probably has a roughly similar sustainable semi-auto firing rate.

Eric clearly has a fondness for the AK but note that the AK he's shooting is actually a second, high end Vepr AK - the first one, a WASR, completely failed after only 200+ rounds.

Mathematically Optimized Gift Wrapping

No suggestions though for how to wrap asymmetric prisms in a non-Euclidian space.

5 Vintage Computing Moments from 'Macworld' Issue 1 (April 1984)

Interestingly Microsoft was one of the biggest advertisers.

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How Elizabeth Taylor Went From Widow to Tramp to Oscar Winner in 30 Eventful Months

"Debbie Fisher had been a virgin who lived with her parents when she and the TV star Eddie Fisher got married in 1955. Eddie was . not a virgin. There have been reports that Eddie and Debbie's marriage was arranged by MGM, who had no problem selling the couple as America's Sweethearts. But Debbie seems to have thought it was a real relationship-at least, for a while. But after she gave birth to her first child, Carrie, Eddie never seemed to be around. Debbie desperately wanted another kid, but she couldn't get her husband to sleep with her. Finally one night on vacation in Italy, Debbie got Eddie drunk enough that he performed his husbandly duties. One time was the charm, and nine months later Debbie gave birth to their son Todd.

Elizabeth Taylor and producer Mike Todd, and when Debbie heard in 1958 that Mike Todd had died in a plane crash-his private jet Liz plummeted to the ground in New Mexico-she went over to Liz's house and offered to take care of Elizabeth's three children while she grieved. Over the next few weeks, while Debbie was occupied taking care of a total of five children, she knew Eddie was spending a lot of time at Elizabeth's house, but she wasn't worried-after all, Eddie had loved Mike, too.

On the eve of the release of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Debbie knew Elizabeth was in New York. She thought Eddie was away on tour, and alone in the house with her kids, Debbie was lonely. She called Elizabeth at her hotel to chat-and Eddie answered. 'Roll over, darling,' Debbie said, 'and let me speak to Elizabeth.'"

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American Drinking

30% of Americans adults don't drink at all. Anther 30% consume, on average, less than one drink a week. On the other hand the top 10% of American adults - 24 million in total - who consume an average of 74 drinks a week or a bit more than 10 drinks per day.

I think it's safe to say that the top 10% are high functioning alcoholics God bless'em.

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News You Can Use: How to Make a Cheap Cut of Steak Taste Like Filet Mignon

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15 Bizarre Christmas Albums

My parents actually owned this Col. Sanders album and for years it was our go-to Xmas music since it was one of the best collections out in a single album.

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The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by oh the things that Santa has seen:

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Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. The AoSHQ Premium Christmas fruit baskets should have arrived today. Enjoy!

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:04 PM (voOPb)

2 Hey!

Posted by: jd at December 23, 2015 11:04 PM (swOMr)

3 Woot woot ONT & a beauty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:04 PM (voOPb)

4 Nowhere near first!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:05 PM (ntObR)

5 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

6 It's a giant sized ONT again. Must have been the devil to wrap.

Posted by: Bete not feeling the spirit of the season at December 23, 2015 11:06 PM (Ojki1)

7 Fresh thread smell

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 23, 2015 11:07 PM (xIOm+)

8 So we going to have PU-238 again. Any Illudium Q-38 Space Modulators to go with it?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 23, 2015 11:10 PM (xIOm+)

9 Of *course* they outright lie about the 2nd Amendment.

They lie about everything.

PS It's not just Heller, read what the Founders wrote about it.

Mind you, that's not the only part of the Constitution that people have spent over 200 years trying to pretend didn't exist.

Oh, and also, it grants fuck all, it *recognizes* pre-existing rights. Repeal the amendment, we still have the right, unless oppressors deny and suppress it, just like the 1st or 3rd or 4th or...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:10 PM (bLnSU)

10 Now, where did I put that bottle of Valurite?

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:11 PM (gyKtp)

11
SCTV - The Dusty Towne Sexy Holiday Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liOtOSR_Pp0

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 23, 2015 11:11 PM (kdS6q)

12 Yo...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:11 PM (jfGh+)

13 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:12 PM (ntObR)

14 " bamboozled by love"


MH, all cool?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:12 PM (jfGh+)

15 Full auto : only useful during that 'mad minute', the last minute before your position is overrun and everything turns to

Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 23, 2015 11:13 PM (d7vRd)

16 Wait....Maet's in Nashville?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:13 PM (EzgxV)

17 O Sure!
thanks guys !

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:13 PM (ZKlDy)

18 If Hillary's approach to improving education were to be applied wouldn't the U.S. eventually end up with only one school?
At least if it were to be applied annually.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 23, 2015 11:13 PM (4rzL1)

19 Damn another jam packed ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:14 PM (voOPb)

20 Mean and Median are not the same thing!!!!

Posted by: humorless little Neil deGrasse Tyson-wannabe pedant fuck at December 23, 2015 11:14 PM (YLidQ)

21 It was a more elegant time

http://www.ufunk.net/en/photos/frank-larson-new-york-50s/

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 23, 2015 11:14 PM (xIOm+)

22 * And yes I'm quite aware that mean and median are not the same thing
you humorless little Neil deGrasse Tyson-wannabe pedant fucks.


Did someone piss in Maet's cornflakes?

He sounds a bit touchy, there.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:14 PM (gyKtp)

23 Twenty-third !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 23, 2015 11:15 PM (erRNA)

24 "I take this to mean that the box's data showed that the jet was in Turkey's airspace."


To the bank.

The Russians got to fucking around.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:15 PM (jfGh+)

25 A well regulated MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free STATE, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed.

See, the founders knew the definitions of words, and used them specifically to make a point clearly.

Something todays stupid motherfuckers simply can't be bothered to do is think.
And the people behind them that do think, are evil.

Fuggit. Drink now, and avoid the Christmas lush!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (kKHcp)

26 Oh yeah RK everything is fine. I've been adding Zappa lines. Wait til next week when it's MH, he shut the fuckin door lol

Life is good except for this back issue

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (voOPb)

27 9 Of *course* they outright lie about the 2nd Amendment.

They lie about everything.

PS It's not just Heller, read what the Founders wrote about it.

Mind you, that's not the only part of the Constitution that people have spent over 200 years trying to pretend didn't exist.

Oh, and also, it grants fuck all, it *recognizes* pre-existing rights. Repeal the amendment, we still have the right, unless oppressors deny and suppress it, just like the 1st or 3rd or 4th or...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:10 PM (bLnSU)



Yup, the Founding Fathers -- having chased off the greatest Empire in the History of the World with stuff they had in their hall closets -- were absolutely ok with governments disarming the populace. Pull the other one.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

28 I took Son to the high school parking lot for his first driving practice. Now I need to finish knitting his second glove for Christmas (weaving in ends is becoming a Christmas Eve evening tradition).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (GDulk)

29 Wow.
I just threw that out as a random number ....

*has a shot to celebrate !*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (erRNA)

30 Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:17 PM (sj3Ax)

31 @22 gnu, Maets little comment made me giggle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:17 PM (voOPb)

32 I have looked at VEPRs a lot and especially the Pioneer. Keep coming back around to a Mini.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:18 PM (jfGh+)

33 sock_rat_eez, if only you would have made a bet.

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:18 PM (ZKlDy)

34 We have the Col Sanders Christmas album and play it every year.

Posted by: freaked at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (BO/km)

35 Cthulhu,
Were you able to get in touch with OG Celtic American?

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (sj3Ax)

36 I've made the mistake of grabbing the barrel of an AK shortly after quick firing a couple mags through. There is a reason real machine guns have cooling systems or quick change barrels.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (wHX4r)

37 So very, very true.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (erRNA)

38 I'd buy some PU-238, long as it's bottled by Val-U-Rite.

My liver would be in glowing health, and I would have a radiant smile, indeed.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (McRlu)

39 I'm still having Adventures In Windows 10. At least it hasn't crashed, still goes online, still runs Word.

I recommend "The Big Short" for those who want to go to the movies, but don't want to watch Mary Sue Saves The Galaxy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (6FqZa)

40 28 I took Son to the high school parking lot for his first driving practice. Now I need to finish knitting his second glove for Christmas (weaving in ends is becoming a Christmas Eve evening tradition).
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (GDulk)

Will he be joining the SCOAMF on the links?

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (4rzL1)

41 anyway i like how ya'all just left the thread without warning, it's almost like it was meant to willow - willow

again

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (ZKlDy)

42 Yup, the Founding Fathers -- having chased off the greatest Empire in the History of the World with stuff they had in their hall closets -- were absolutely ok with governments disarming the populace. Pull the other one.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (EzgxV)


The last time someone tried to pull that on me, I just told them that I'm not insulted by the fact that *they're* ignorant and stupid, it's that they think *I'm* ignorant and stupid.

They basically just tried an "I stole your nose" trick on an adult.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (bLnSU)

43 The good news - the video game Mirror's Edge is getting a sequel, sort of. It's a storyline reboot called Mirror's Edge Catalyst, but the important thing is the free-running and parkour along the skyline of a city. I played the original back when it came out on my X-Box 360, and loved it. I also bought the PC version for a few bucks on Steam during one of the recent sales.

The bad news - there's a rumor that Anita Sarkisian is involving herself with the release. Given that Faith, the protagonist of the game, was already a strong, non-sexualized Asian female character, it seems likely that Sarkisian's role (assuming she has indeed attached herself to it) will be to claim credit for stuff that existed before she attached herself to the game.


Also worth noting - Rhianna Pratchett, the original game's writer, was not attached to Catalyst.

Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (aIiFP)

44 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:10 PM (bLnSU)

Yes. Reading The Federalist Letters (and the extremely explicit view of the point of private gun ownership) explained why my school history class never covered that important bit of writing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (GDulk)

45 Damn another jam packed ONT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015

Just need to echo that Maet does a KA job.

Posted by: Farmer at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (o/90i)

46 "Oh yeah RK everything is fine. I've been adding Zappa lines. Wait til next week when it's MH, he shut the fuckin door lol



Life is good except for this back issue"



You headed to the cabin?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (jfGh+)

47 I saw Mean open for Median in Boston in '85.

They were average.

Posted by: eman at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (MQEz6)

48 Evening, 'rons! Nothing to add, just wanna say hi!
*raises glass of Glenlivet, wishes you all a Merry Christmas

Posted by: April at December 23, 2015 11:21 PM (79ZSg)

49 In the next 2 weeks I have to convert to windows 10. At least I knew what to expect with my prostrate biopsy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:21 PM (voOPb)

50 More scientific evidence that polar bears are doing just fine -- a 30% increase in population with some of them "as fat as pigs."

Posted by: Santa Claus at December 23, 2015 11:21 PM (e8kgV)

51 Tell me, real gun experts: Is there any real use of full auto in small, shoulder fired rifles like this? Seems like always a waste of ammo. Now, how about burst mode, two or three per pull?

Now, a big heavy machine gun on full auto, that's something else, but a small rifle, is there ever any real use?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (dvuhZ)

52 * And yes I'm quite aware that mean and median are not the same thing you humorless little Neil deGrasse Tyson-wannabe pedant fucks.

That's okay. When it comes to ranking public schools neither of them have much of any meaning, to begin with.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (zc3Db)

53 Yes. Reading The Federalist Letters (and the extremely explicit view of the point of private gun ownership) explained why my school history class never covered that important bit of writing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (GDulk)


I am *still* discovering crap I was lied to about in school.

Mostly shit *they* were lied to about.

Most of the time, most people have no idea what they're doing, and civilizations can fall or be forgotten as a result.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (bLnSU)

54 Did someone piss in Maet's cornflakes?

He sounds a bit touchy, there.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:14 PM (gyKtp)

Or he just knows his audience and wants to make clear he isn't up for engaging in a word play fight over that on the Eve of Christmas Eve.

Posted by: Bete not feeling the spirit of the season at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (Ojki1)

55
41 anyway i like how ya'all just left the thread without warning, it's almost like it was meant to willow - willow

again
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (ZKlDy)

I want your power

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (hlMPp)

56
And a Christmastime favorite: NSFW

Traditional Laplander Reindeer Castration

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fftnExG-WFg

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (kdS6q)

57 Hey Forrest, cool clock. Come to the White House.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (FkBIv)

58 @9 Oh, and also, it grants fuck all, it *recognizes* pre-existing rights. Repeal the amendment, we still have the right, unless oppressors deny and suppress it, just like the 1st or 3rd or 4th or...
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But the day after the 2nd Amendment gets repealed, the right *will* be suppressed. Perhaps it won't be suppressed everywhere. But the only reason why people living in some locations (our nation's capitol, for instance) are allowed to own a weapon at all is because of the 2nd Amendment.

Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (aIiFP)

59 "My liver would be in glowing health, and I would have a radiant smile, indeed."


Jim, I don't want this to come as a shock, but all our livers are taking a pounding. You will fit the group so well.


How's the roof incident injuries.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:23 PM (jfGh+)

60 Willow, I posted a Corgi call...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 23, 2015 11:23 PM (xIOm+)

61 Cruz's cartoon of Hillary! walking the NYTimes and WashingtonPost lapdogs is an all-time gem.

When attacked, hit back twice as hard. He's using Instapundit's rule for taking down the PC leftists.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at December 23, 2015 11:23 PM (WQ7Wn)

62 Yup, the Founding Fathers -- having chased off the greatest Empire in the History of the World with stuff they had in their hall closets -- were absolutely ok with governments disarming the populace. Pull the other one.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

But, but, *they* say that "militia" doesn't mean what they (that evil Right Wing) say it does!

*overheard at real dining reception where professors talked ie value signaled amongst themselves*.

Posted by: An Intelligent Professor Who Reads NYT and The New Yorker Religiously at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (+rwOv)

63 Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:20 PM (aIiFP)

Mirror's Edge was visually *stunning*, but I'm not sure about the gameplay. I have it but haven't played it, just watched.

I would like many super-high-res shots of is skyline, though (I have a few).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (bLnSU)

64 15 Bizarre Christmas Albums

I half expected to find Bob Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart" on that list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hI0VI3J1_U

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (sdi6R)

65 "Did someone piss in Maet's cornflakes?
"


Maet, anyone piss in your cornflakes?




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (jfGh+)

66 All I had to do was post something at the end of a nearly dead thread and the ONT appears. Your welcome everybody.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (VpJNw)

67 Tell me, real gun experts: Is there any real use of full auto in small, shoulder fired rifles like this? Seems like always a waste of ammo. Now, how about burst mode, two or three per pull?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (dvuhZ)


I would say it mostly depends upon the capacity of your magazine. 100 round drum? Full auto is well worth it. 20 round mag? Meh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (zc3Db)

68 Kevin D. Williamson: The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

And yet still -- STILL -- no republican, not Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, has offered up anything like Kevin Williamson's damning and comprehensive iteration. We just don't know how to fight.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 23, 2015 11:25 PM (5bF49)

69 Girls home tomorrow thru Sunday. Maybe next weekend

You headed to the ranch RK?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:25 PM (voOPb)

70 Tell me, real gun experts: Is there any real use of
full auto in small, shoulder fired rifles like this? Seems like always a
waste of ammo. Now, how about burst mode, two or three per pull?

Now, a big heavy machine gun on full auto, that's something else, but a small rifle, is there ever any real use?




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM


Not an expert, but... yes, there is a practical use for full auto. A couple actually, but the most important is for when shit gets real.... real fucking close.

Posted by: otho at December 23, 2015 11:25 PM (EWg9n)

71 Now, a big heavy machine gun on full auto, that's something else, but a small rifle, is there ever any real use?>>>

With a supply line of ammo. Suppressive fire to keep the enemy's heads down has some tactical use.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 23, 2015 11:26 PM (wHX4r)

72 Maetenloch,
I want to thank you for all the effort & apologize for the BS you have to put up with.
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!

I'm usually half asleep by now, but I had neck injection Monday & slept, uninterrupted to 12:35 pm today. At first I thought it was 12:35 am & I had dozed off.

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:26 PM (sj3Ax)

73
52 * And yes I'm quite aware that mean and median are not the same thing you humorless little Neil deGrasse Tyson-wannabe pedant fucks.

That's okay. When it comes to ranking public schools neither of them have much of any meaning, to begin with.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (zc3Db)

The Pedant Knights shall never give up!

Posted by: eman at December 23, 2015 11:26 PM (MQEz6)

74 I want your power
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (hlMPp)

we'll sure me too, if only i could wield it and it wouldn't wield me instead.

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:26 PM (ZKlDy)

75 When they're doing a human-wave attack, yes. Otherwise, maybe not so much.

Think about the aphorism about the army always being prepared for the previous war .... the guys who approved the select-fire M14 and M16 had seen the human-wave attacks in Korea and designed accordingly.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 23, 2015 11:26 PM (erRNA)

76 Hey everybody.

That salt-and-steak article reminds me, would love to learn how to make beef jerky at home. Anybody here do it?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:27 PM (ntObR)

77 476th!

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (uZNvH)

78 When attacked, hit back twice as hard. He's using Instapundit'sAlinsky's rule for taking down the PC leftists.
Posted by: Grumpy old man at December 23, 2015 11:23 PM (WQ7Wn)

*****

FYI

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (YLidQ)

79 No one pisses in Maets Corn flakes, he pisses in other peoples cream of wheat

Maet is a Pisser

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (voOPb)

80 77 476th!
Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (uZNvH)

missed by that much.

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (ZKlDy)

81 But the day after the 2nd Amendment gets repealed, the right *will* be suppressed.

Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (aIiFP)


Look at the state of the 10th or the 9th. Yeah, depressing.

Many of the *principles* behind these documents have been abused out of existence.

But, but, *they* say that "militia" doesn't mean what they (that evil Right Wing) say it does!

Posted by: An Intelligent Professor Who Reads NYT and The New Yorker Religiously at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (+rwOv)


That's actual pig-ignorance, from a stupid person.

Anyone with an actual *education* might, if they were kind of dumb, *disagree* with the idea, but the claim that these words don't mean what they mean is basically just ignoring *all* actual evidence.

Because they believe, literally, that ignorance of some subjects signals their superiority, like an effete aristocrat sneering down at laborers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (bLnSU)

82 That salt-and-steak article reminds me, would love to learn how to make beef jerky at home. Anybody here do it?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:27 PM (ntObR)


chemjeff did a whole tutorial on it, with pictures, one ONT ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (zc3Db)

83 I would choose burst over full auto every time.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (hlMPp)

84 Thx MWNP - I knew that was Alinaky but forgot. Insty loves to note it.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (WQ7Wn)

85 "You headed to the ranch RK?"


Yeah, we're doing X'Mas on Saturday. I've got a rifle I need to sight in. Get a little hunting in. See some friends.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (jfGh+)

86 Trump hits back against Hillary over asthma kid and phoney "schlonged" concern. See the sock; hat-tip Drudge.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (DLIIY)

87 Hi fappers!

*removes pants*
*manspreads*

Aaahhhh, that's better!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (kpqmD)

88 49 In the next 2 weeks I have to convert to windows 10. At least I knew what to expect with my prostrate biopsy

We have some programs at work that work best in their older versions, and are installed on special computers that are still running XP - with signs pasted all over them: "Do NOT upgrade to Windows 7"

Posted by: Josephistan at December 23, 2015 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

89 Or he just knows his audience and wants to make clear he isn't up for engaging in a word play fight over that on the Eve of Christmas Eve.
Posted by: Bete not feeling the spirit of the season at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (Ojki1)


I'm just heading off the inevitable 15-20 triumphantly smug corrections so we can all get on with our lives.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 23, 2015 11:30 PM (wqVD1)

90 RK. In spite of the pain in my non-medically-insured-shoulder, I'm hangin' in there, I guess. Thanks for asking though amigo.

Lacking Vicodin, I'm self medicating with Bourbon.

The bonus is that it helps reduce my GAF factor to nearly absolute zero, too.

If I should pass, I'm to be cremated. My liver should burn for oh, a week or so.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 23, 2015 11:30 PM (McRlu)

91 the top 10% of American adults - 24 million in total - who consume an average of 74 drinks a week

No freaking way. You can't just drink all day. Or can you....?

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2015 11:30 PM (+c55T)

92 Here is a very nice roundup of articles about SpaceX's launch and landing Monday night, at Transterrestrial Musings:

http://www.transterrestrial.com/?p=63080

I also love the first paragraph from the first link:

"In more than 65 years of launches from these shores, a rocket landing anywhere near its launch pad meant something had gone terribly wrong.

Not anymore."

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2015 11:31 PM (sdi6R)

93 Primordial, will look for that, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:31 PM (ntObR)

94 @63
Mirror's Edge was visually *stunning*, but I'm not sure about the gameplay. I have it but haven't played it, just watched.

I would like many super-high-res shots of is skyline, though (I have a few).
------------------------

The parkour gameplay was excellent, imo. It did have problems, though. The game has lots of men with guns trying to stop you, and at times you were literally forced to come to a screeching halt in order to avoid dying in a hail of bullets. When the main attraction is that you're playing a parkour game, this is A Problem(tm). The rumor that I've heard is that the game was handed over to DICE at the last minute, and they had no idea what they were working with. So they "enhanced" it with the more problematic shooting gallery areas.

Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:31 PM (aIiFP)

95
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:27 PM (ntObR)

Bringing back memories of late night TV and Popeil making jerky look easy.


But oh, no, never tried it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 23, 2015 11:31 PM (hlMPp)

96 I remember one of my uncles, rest his soul, told some stories. He was a mechanic on an air base in the Pacific during WWII, I *think* the Enola Gay actually was based there, if I'm remembering the stories right. At any rate, if not him, someone, another relative or someone around here, served on the base the Enola Gay launched from, or stopped at, or something.

Anyway, he said they all trained for an attack where they'd all have to fight, and they had Thompson submachine guns. He said they tried to teach them to just use rapid, short bursts, and keep the thing controlled. The goal in that practice was to fire just two rounds with one trigger pull and put both rounds close together.

He said he was never really good at it, couldn't control it well, and never got anywhere close to just two rounds, but some got pretty good.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 23, 2015 11:32 PM (dvuhZ)

97 We have some programs at work that work best in their older versions, and are installed on special computers that are still running XP - with signs pasted all over them: "Do NOT upgrade to Windows 7"
Posted by: Josephistan at December 23, 2015 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

****

I still have 2 XP Pro laptops going because they need to run under 32 bit tech, home grown software.

My day to day is Win 7, and that will not change soon.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 11:32 PM (YLidQ)

98 No freaking way. You can't just drink all day. Or can you....?

Nah, no one can drink that much in one sitting

Posted by: Wade Boggs at December 23, 2015 11:33 PM (7qAYi)

99 54 Or he just knows his audience and wants to make clear he isn't up for engaging in a word play fight over that on the Eve of Christmas Eve.

Posted by: Bete not feeling the spirit of the season at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (Ojki1)

It's almost as if he knows what his audience is thinking.

Almost.

(Maet, you know I'm just japing you)

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:33 PM (gyKtp)

100 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:31 PM (ntObR)

steve, I was just messing around. Didn't mean to get your hopes up.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:33 PM (zc3Db)

101 Aaahhhh, that's better!
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (kpqmD)

sure with all your patriarchal manspread , and your privilege.

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (ZKlDy)

102 What's all this about jerking the beef?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

103 Think about the aphorism about the army always being prepared for the previous war .... the guys who approved the select-fire M14 and M16 had seen the human-wave attacks in Korea and designed accordingly.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 23, 2015 11:26 PM (erRNA)


^^^^!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (WWdgA)

104 Reading The Federalist Letters (and the extremely explicit view of the point of private gun ownership) explained why my school history class never covered that important bit of writing.

The anti-federalist letters are even more interesting; in that they attacked the Federalists because they were not libertarian enough.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

105 Well I guess 20% of the population to 80% of the drinking.

I want a bumpersticker that says "I am the 20%"

Posted by: Kindlot at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (q2o38)

106 "Lacking Vicodin, I'm self medicating with Bourbon.



If I should pass, I'm to be cremated. My liver should burn for oh, a week or so."



Good to hear.


Aren't you supposed to be giving shooting lessons this weekend?

The liver will be just fine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (jfGh+)

107 It's a question of situation. Most of the time semi auto rifles with MG support is fine. On the rare occasion, you need rock n roll rifles. It's better to have full auto and not need it, than to need full auto and not have it.

Posted by: otho at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (EWg9n)

108 Eric always has so much fun slinging lead. He did one where he burned down a select fire Glock 17 (made up to behave like an 1 and he ran over a thousand rounds before it failed IIRC.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:35 PM (k1gv+)

109 My Mom had a si liar bathroom set. God, I miss that woman

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:35 PM (voOPb)

110 Well, went absonuckin' futs at Pieology today. Ordered a pizza topped with pepperoni, bacon, cilantro, roasted red peppers, jalapenos, onions, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, oregano and crushed red pepper.

If Pieology offered them I also would have liked to add salami, linguica, shrimp and anchovies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:35 PM (ntObR)

111 can people actually drink that much?

i guess you build up to that over many years?

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (ZKlDy)

112 35 Cthulhu,
Were you able to get in touch with OG Celtic American?

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:19 PM (sj3Ax)



Nope. Mollyk said that she had his email and I requested she ping him (rather than try to get it to me in a secure way so that I could ping him). I have seen no good news.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (EzgxV)

113 101 Aaahhhh, that's better!
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:29 PM (kpqmD)

sure with all your patriarchal manspread , and your privilege.
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (ZKlDy)

*cues up James Brown It's A Man's World*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

114 Evening horde. I knew I shoulda bought that house in Nashville a few years back. Now it's all trafficy, and home prices are through the the roof.

Still on the top three lost for the next stop. But tell all your friends it's full, moose out front shoulda told you.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (e+1S5)

115 "102
What's all this about jerking the beef?"


Well, I mean, Christmas means I different things for different people. No judging.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (jfGh+)

116 109 My Mom had a si liar bathroom set. God, I miss that woman
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:35 PM (voOPb)

What is a si liar?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (BHl9S)

117 Ya, well, those drinking number averages just mean that the guys on the high side have to do all the drinking the guys on the low side don't do.

That applies to sex in the same way. .

It's math.

Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (d7vRd)

118 Goodyear and Firestone had Christmas albums long ago.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (FkBIv)

119 PS. I really hate Microsoft's new browser Edge. It is staying on top of all the other windows I open here

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

120 A rifle, especially a modular one like the AR-15/M-16, has to be set up correctly for full auto. More burly stainless gas tube or piston system, burlier barrel...

Some of these things have become lighter over the years (especially barrels) as both military and civilian systems and doctrines have moved away from full-auto. Because weight.

I've seen a few amazing demos with ARs *designed* for full-auto, like stacks of C-mags demos.

Personally, short of human, zombie, or alien wave attacks, not sure I have a use for it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (bLnSU)

121 I have breaking news alert 25 dead & 107 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital Fire. I wonder if it's terrorism?

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (sj3Ax)

122 cues up James Brown It's A Man's World*
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

er, hum a few bars? at least i can laugh?

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (ZKlDy)

123 -- Dave Barry

The actual article, when you get down to The Year In Review, is funny as hell.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (+c55T)

124 105 Well I guess 20% of the population to 80% of the drinking.

I want a bumpersticker that says "I am the 20%"
Posted by: Kindlot at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (q2o3

I could function if the damn filter in my head worked. Funny how direct 6-8 gin & tonics made me. That and I couldn't leave until it was too late. Whatever it was

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (voOPb)

125 "DC in River City has a machine gun."



Now that's bullshit. What'd you get, an AR?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (jfGh+)

126 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:28 PM (bLnSU)

More gems I heard at this particular get-together include:

The 2nd Amendment is the worst thing to happen to this country (said un-ironically by a Brit).

Guns are literally "unregulated".

The PP videos were "heavily edited".

All NYT/New Yorker talking points, regurgitated verbatim to willing and unwilling audiences.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (+rwOv)

127 119 PS. I really hate Microsoft's new browser Edge. It is staying on top of all the other windows I open here
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

Why don't you just close it?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:39 PM (kpqmD)

128 Your QotD #1 is from a guy who is a content thief. See http://twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com/2015/12/stop-thief.html

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:39 PM (9ltS8)

129 What is a si liar?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (BHl9S)


I speak typo:

similar

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:39 PM (zc3Db)

130
What is a si liar?

A Sports Illustrated with no factual articles?

Posted by: Wade Boggs at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (7qAYi)

131 >>>On the other hand the top 10% of American adults - 24 million in total - who consume an average of 74 drinks a week or a bit more than 10 drinks per day.


Yay, I'm best at something!

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (e+1S5)

132 All NYT/New Yorker talking points, regurgitated verbatim to willing and unwilling audiences.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (+rwOv)


They might as well have just said "My tribe? My tribe!" to each other over and over again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (bLnSU)

133 I was in Nashville last year, and didn't particularly care for it. And I live downtown in a big city.

It seemed to embrace the worst tendencies of a small town and big city.

And we had local friends telling us where to go.

So, I'm willing to give it another chance; maybe we were there at a bum time of year.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (k1gv+)

134 Or he just knows his audience and wants to make clear he isn't up for engaging in a word play fight over that on the Eve of Christmas Eve.
Posted by: Bete not feeling the spirit of the season at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM

Our big gather (TY spelllicker)ker .....

Just got back from filling my wine. Does someone else have a crappier Christmas on the schedule?

Everyone is sick! Jules is sick, as our potential hosts, nephew and niece.

WE will aim for NYE, hope that works.

Posted by: Farmer at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (o/90i)

135 I just purchased Fallout 4. I'll be back in a few months...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (9ltS8)

136 I've decided this win8 laptop is going to die with win8 still on it. Microsuck keeps begging me, every other day, to Upgrade to 10. It's Free! It's wunnerful! It'll scratch your balls for you!

It's at least as annoying as getting daily blegs from Hillary For America.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (gyKtp)

137 118 Goodyear and Firestone had Christmas albums long ago.
Posted by: Barack Obama at December 23, 2015 11:37 PM (FkBIv)


Ooh, I probably still have some of them around here somewhere. My dad worked for Firestone in the late 50s.

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

138 What's all this about jerking the beef?"

Pulling the pork.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (FkBIv)

139 ThePrimordialOrderedPair
Oh, duh I should have been able to figure that out.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:41 PM (BHl9S)

140 Personally, short of human, zombie, or alien wave attacks, not sure I have a use for it.




Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM


On a long enough timeline, the shit will always get real.

Posted by: otho at December 23, 2015 11:41 PM (EWg9n)

141 121 I have breaking news alert 25 dead & 107 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital Fire. I wonder if it's terrorism?
Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (sj3Ax)

http://tinyurl.com/p7haphx

It's either that or incompetence on the part of the Saudis.

Still, there are a lot of ISIS and AQ sympathizers and outright collaborators in the Magic Kingdom, so I'm leaning towards the former.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 23, 2015 11:41 PM (+rwOv)

142 111 can people actually drink that much?

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (ZKlDy)


Heh.......

It all depends on what time first formation is and is there going to be morning PT.

Although, the above is often, disregarded.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at December 23, 2015 11:41 PM (WWdgA)

143 Back to Chrome. Yay?

I wish we had a (relatively) non-evil international technology conglomerate. Does Putin endorse a browser? It's got to be better than the options we're given here

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (6FqZa)

144 "What is a si liar?
"


It's shitty, but, look left and right.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (jfGh+)

145 As to shootin' lessons, I've not found continuing email from the prospective student.

But, *shooting*, so I will keep an open calendar.

Still, I'll restrict myself to .22 LR and bunny-fart, .38 spl, 148 gr. full wadcutter loads. In the S&W Highway Patrolman, those are damn near as low recoil as the .22 Buckmark.

The shoulder, while far upstream from the hand, ain't gonna like too much in the way of recoil therapy.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (McRlu)

146 >>>Now that's bullshit. What'd you get, an AR?

It's a reference to the best Christmas movie ever, you heathen

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (e+1S5)

147 @128 Your QotD #1 is from a guy who is a content thief. See http://twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com/2015/12/stop-thief.html
-----------------

?

The person identified as offering the quote in QotD #1 is a woman, and not the man mentioned in the link you posted.

Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (aIiFP)

148 When it comes to drinking bourbon, I try to be in the 1%.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (k1gv+)

149 "What's all this about jerking the beef?"

Pulling the pork.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr."


Basting the Turkey.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:43 PM (9ltS8)

150 can people actually drink that much?

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (ZKlDy)

Heh.......

It all depends on what time first formation is and is there going to be morning PT.

Although, the above is often, disregarded.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at December 23, 2015 11:41 PM (WWdgA

one would think that would kill a rhino

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:43 PM (ZKlDy)

151 What's all this about jerking the beef?

*zips*

Nothing... nothing.

Posted by: george michael at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (6FqZa)

152 122 cues up James Brown It's A Man's World*
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

er, hum a few bars? at least i can laugh?
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (ZKlDy)

In furtherance of your musical enrichment:

youtube.com/watch?v=wd1-HM234DE

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

153 Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM
A palindrome?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (BHl9S)

154 >>>So, I'm willing to give it another chance; maybe we were there at a bum time of year.

Next time you go, throw up a flare. I'm only two hours away, and we go there every few months for good food and drink.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (e+1S5)

155 I want a bumpersticker that says "I am the 20%"


Posted by: Kindlot at December 23, 2015 11:34 PM (q2o3

heck, how about the 1%....

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (uZNvH)

156 I've got maybe 60 hours in Fallout 4 so far, and am nowhere near done with it.

I just got to Diamond City, which is a pretty early point in the storyline.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (k1gv+)

157 123 -- Dave Barry



The actual article, when you get down to The Year In Review, is funny as hell.


Yeah, Barry's Year In Review piece is a must read every year.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (gyKtp)

158 On a long enough timeline, the shit will always get real.
Posted by: otho at December 23, 2015 11:41 PM (EWg9n)


On the other hand, I can pull a trigger pretty quickly.

For my purposes, I'm not sure that 800 rpm vs. 400 rpm is that big a deal. I figure if I make it until my finger is too sore to pull, I probably set a record anyway.

Mind you, full auto is *fun*, if expensive in every possible way.

And it sure looks cool.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (bLnSU)

159 @121 Carol

Sorry my give a shit meter is broke for the kingdom of Saud

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM (voOPb)

160 #128 What's the retraction about at the end of link you provided? (And I don't care about any "issue" involved; just curiosity.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 23, 2015 11:45 PM (DLIIY)

161 trying to ignore the beef chatter

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:45 PM (ZKlDy)

162 146 >>>Now that's bullshit. What'd you get, an AR?

It's a reference to the best Christmas movie ever, you heathen
Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:42 PM (e+1S5)

Ho. Ho. Ho.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:45 PM (kpqmD)

163 "I have breaking news alert 25 dead 107 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital Fire. I wonder if it's terrorism?

Posted by: Carol"

The dead are probably all the women that they forced back inside because they had their heads uncovered.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:45 PM (9ltS8)

164 one would think that would kill a rhino

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:43 PM (ZKlDy)


A whole day to down 10 drinks? That's really nothing much.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:46 PM (zc3Db)

165 test...like where did my post go

Posted by: Farmer at December 23, 2015 11:46 PM (o/90i)

166 Christmas joke:

A husband and wife are frantically doing last minute Christmas shopping. They divide the list and go about their shopping, agreeing to meet up at the Food Court later.

The time to meet comes and goes, and the Wife gets anxious. She calls his cell to ask him where he is. He said "do you remember the Jewelers we went into about 10 years ago, where you fell in love with that diamond necklace? I couldn't afford it then, but told you I would get it for you one day?"

Tears start rolling down her cheeks and she gets all choked up. "Yes, I do remember that shop!"

"Well, I am in the gun shop next door to that."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 11:46 PM (YLidQ)

167 Hi Jim!
Want to go shooting?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:46 PM (uZNvH)

168 The palindrome of "Ricardo Kill" is "Llik Odarcir" not "Notlob"!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 23, 2015 11:47 PM (DLIIY)

169 The dead are probably all the women that they forced back inside because they had their heads uncovered.

AshevilleRobert sounds like he's snarking but he's not.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Mecca_girls%27_school_fire

That's just how they roll in the Magic Kingdom.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 23, 2015 11:47 PM (6FqZa)

170 If Hillary's approach to improving education were to be applied wouldn't the U.S. eventually end up with only one school?
At least if it were to be applied annually.
Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 23, 2015 11:13 PM (4rzL1)


Not necessarily. You'd still have students that needed schools, so presumably new ones would take their place.

If you fired everyone at the bottom 10% of schools every year and replaced them, hopefully you'd end up with increased competition and improved standards as everyone tried t make sure that they weren't in the bottom 10%.

Of course, it's a lot easier to simply give the parents the money and let them choose the schools. The bottom 10% will die from lack of funding and new schools will replace them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 23, 2015 11:47 PM (fC9RO)

171 Thanks DC, we may go again in 2016; we've got family obligations in Arkansas so may pop over for a couple days.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:47 PM (k1gv+)

172 "It's a reference to the best Christmas movie ever, you heathen"

All right, lay off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (jfGh+)

173 Insomniac , at least He gives a nod to women.

now you could have done Barry White, because i don't know!

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (ZKlDy)

174 121 I have breaking news alert 25 dead & 107 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital Fire. I wonder if it's terrorism?
Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (sj3Ax)

Could be that someone was cooking a grill indoors. Seriously, many Middle/Near Eastern airliners have crashed because someone started grilling inside one.

Posted by: Josephistan at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (7qAYi)

175 62 Yup, the Founding Fathers -- having chased off the greatest Empire in the History of the World with stuff they had in their hall closets -- were absolutely ok with governments disarming the populace. Pull the other one.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

But, but, *they* say that "militia" doesn't mean what they (that evil Right Wing) say it does!

*overheard at real dining reception where professors talked ie value signaled amongst themselves*.

Posted by: An Intelligent Professor Who Reads NYT and The New Yorker Religiously at December 23, 2015 11:24 PM (+rwOv)



Yup. It isn't freakin' obvious in context that they meant the guys that had just showed the Brits the door. "We used to be farmers, businessmen, authors, and tradesmen -- but then we formed a militia that sent the British Empire packing using the stuff we had in our hall closets. So, as we go back to our prior lives, let us write: 'A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'"



And, incidentally, w/r/t machine guns, guns with things that go up, tanks, missiles, and nuclear bombs.....I'm with the Founders. Anyone with the dough should be able to keep and bear anything he can afford.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

176 Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:45 PM
Welcome to the party, pal.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (BHl9S)

177 I drove through Nashville on the freeway 13 years ago, so I know everything there is to know about Nashville.

But seriously...I know no city shows it's best side from a freeway but....

Yeah...I'll let everyone else have Nashville.

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (qUNWi)

178 A whole day to down 10 drinks? That's really nothing much.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:46 PM (zc3Db)

i could see that if you have days to recover, but...

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (ZKlDy)

179 GnuBreed

I have Windows 7. For the most part I'm happy with it. But as I found out along time ago at this company, it's not about me or the others like me who have the same job and are pretty goddamn happy with what we have

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (voOPb)

180 Tell me, real gun experts: Is there any real use of full auto in small, shoulder fired rifles like this? Seems like always a waste of ammo. Now, how about burst mode, two or three per pull?

It's pretty much a waste of ammo. Useful only in close quarters or for suppression fire while the real killers, the arty and crew served weapons, are brought into play...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (fC9RO)

181 how many ounces are in a bottle of wine?
don't make me go look

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (ZKlDy)

182 176 Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:45 PM
Welcome to the party, pal.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (BHl9S)

And the quarterback is toast!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (kpqmD)

183 All things being equal, I'd rather have a giggle-switch on a rifle than not. But one of the hallmarks of an American rifleman is accurate semi-auto fire.

And I hate being told I can't have one.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (k1gv+)

184 I would never go back to Windows computer after having Mac laptop, iPad & iPhones. The three work together & if I leave phone somewhere I can answer calls on iPad or Mac.

I lent my older brother Windows 7 laptop last year, around now, when he had Verizon DSL issues & hr switched to Comcast & that laptop is on his kitchen table & I have touched it once when the date & time reset & I had to try to remember how Windows works.

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (sj3Ax)

185
Now, a big heavy machine gun on full auto, that's something else, but a small rifle, is there ever any real use?




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM


Not an expert, but... yes, there is a practical use for full auto. A couple actually, but the most important is for when shit gets real.... real fucking close.


Posted by: otho at December 23, 2015 11:25 PM (EWg9n)


the simple fact is that most people can't shoot worth a damn...

Add in stress? and they shoot worse.

Full auto allows you to sweep your target area... or to use suppressive fire into a choke point...

Plus.... its really damn intimidating...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (f7rv6)

186 So what's on folks' Christmas lists this year???

Besides lots and lots of ARs and S&Ws, of course... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (ntObR)

187 177 I drove through Nashville on the freeway 13 years ago, so I know everything there is to know about Nashville.
But seriously...I know no city shows it's best side from a freeway but....
Yeah...I'll let everyone else have Nashville.
Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (qUNWi)


It's a hellhole I tell you, an irredeemable hole to hell in city form. :-)

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (wqVD1)

188 The big gun show is stopping through my town the day after new year. I'm tempted to fill in a few gaps in my collection. I (theoretically) already have an AR, a .308 Remington, a Mossberg 12 Gauge, a Ruger 10/22, and a SW 4516. I'd like to get a revolver, probably .357.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (9ltS8)

189 "Well, I am in the gun shop next door to that."

Aaaand that's when the fight started.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (gyKtp)

190 "The palindrome of "Ricardo Kill" is "Llik Odarcir" not "Notlob"!


With all these palindromes I sincerely hope I'm not hurting anyone's feelings.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (jfGh+)

191 Heh. Today, just making what I thought was light Christmas conversation, I asked a waitress if her stockings were hung with care. I mean it was totally innocent, you know... from 'The Night Before Christmas'. I realized in the next heartbeat that she didn't make the connection. I had to explain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (n22zQ)

192 a bottle of wine is about 25 oz.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (uZNvH)

193 Yup, the Founding Fathers -- having chased off the greatest Empire in the History of the World with stuff they had in their hall closets

Having the aid of one of Europe's most powerful empires, and eventually a professional standing army helped a lot.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (fC9RO)

194 one would think that would kill a rhino
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:43 PM (ZKlDy)


Almost.....

I have a couple: open bed Six By, returning from Liberty, -10 below in the ROK, damn good thing there was a Corpsman on board, sea stories.

:-)

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (WWdgA)

195 ManWithNoParty

I didn't know we could post jokes like that here. That one came around earlier today & thought of this place

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (voOPb)

196 Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015
Yippie Ki aye, mf-er

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (BHl9S)

197 181 how many ounces are in a bottle of wine?
don't make me go look
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (ZKlDy)

Assuming a 750 ml bottle, it's about 25 ounces.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (kpqmD)

198 >>>A whole day to down 10 drinks? That's really nothing much.

Right? I started at about 4 today, and I haven't been slamming drinks, but I bet I'm at or close to 10.

Granted I'm on vacation and was done with gym and other important stuff by 2, so this isn't a year round thing.

If you start drinking after work, say 5:30, and have 2 beers an hour until bed at 10:30, you're at 10 drinks.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (e+1S5)

199 The big gun show is stopping through my town the day after new year. I'm tempted to fill in a few gaps in my collection. I (theoretically) already have an AR, a .308 Remington, a Mossberg 12 Gauge, a Ruger 10/22, and a SW 4516. I'd like to get a revolver, probably .357.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
----------------

* makes a note*

At the Ag Center?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (n22zQ)

200 I would like to visit Nashville some time.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:53 PM (uZNvH)

201
And, incidentally, w/r/t machine guns, guns with things that go up, tanks, missiles, and nuclear bombs.....I'm with the Founders. Anyone with the dough should be able to keep and bear anything he can afford.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)


Pre Civil War, most of the artillery in the US was owned by various Cities, counties, and States....

The idea of the Cannon in the town square was originally for DEFENSE.... not just looks.

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 23, 2015 11:53 PM (f7rv6)

202 12 Posts of Christmas, 2015 (Day 11)

A little Christmas message for our enemies around the world.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10629

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 23, 2015 11:53 PM (Z8xbi)

203 Here's another article from The Atlantic, which is actually pretty good:

When a Rocket Launch Is a Cultural Event

https://tinyurl.com/og3yuj8



Although this phrase:

"And if you tuned into SpaceX's online live feed Monday night, you would have seen something else unprecedented."

...makes me think the author never saw the COTS 2 webcast in 2012, where they cheered the deployment of Dragon's solar arrays like it was the freaking World Cup final.

I set my alarm for 3 AM on a work night for that one, and needless to say, I couldn't get back to sleep afterwards.

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2015 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

204 And the quarterback is toast!
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (kpqmD)


If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Years!

Posted by: Josephistan at December 23, 2015 11:53 PM (7qAYi)

205 Anyone with the dough should be able to keep and bear anything he can afford.
---
I'm not arguing against that, just noting that there was also an understanding at the time that if you had cannon, for example, you were expected to show up to war with your cannon.

Posted by: Methos at December 23, 2015 11:54 PM (ZbV+0)

206 Heh. Today, just making what I thought was light Christmas conversation, I asked a waitress if her stockings were hung with care. I mean it was totally innocent, you know... from 'The Night Before Christmas'. I realized in the next heartbeat that she didn't make the connection. I had to explain.

hah...no way to recover from that one.

Did you actually eat your food?

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (qUNWi)

207 ty Chem , so i guess im ok still.



With all these palindromes I sincerely hope I'm not hurting anyone's feelings.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (jfGh+)

i am conflicted i want to be hurt, but i can't figure it out.
-----

sea stories.

:-)
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC

i am glad you are alive to tell me!

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (ZKlDy)

208 I didn't know we could post jokes like that here. That one came around earlier today & thought of this place
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (voOPb)

*****

Open thread, Baby!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (YLidQ)

209 "AshevilleRobert sounds like he's snarking but he's not."

Indeed, I am not, as you can see from that link. Wish I was.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (9ltS8)

210 The left says that the militia should be "well-regulated".

The left also says that the government can require you to own something.

I say, let's require every man over the age of 18 to own a rifle and 250 rounds of ammunition in 5.56. All women will be required to own a pistol or shotgun and 200 rounds. Additionally, every 16-17 year old will receive training in the basics of marksmanship, squad tactics, first-aid, checkpoint ops, personnel and vehicle searching, and anything else that the local sheriff deems necessary, and will be enrolled in the local militia with the requirement to muster in support of the local government as necessary.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (fC9RO)

211 Mike Hammer, big ass pantyhose?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (voOPb)

212 If you start drinking after work, say 5:30, and have 2 beers an hour until bed at 10:30, you're at 10 drinks.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:52 PM (e+1S5)


And we're not even talking about going back to the days of the three martini lunch

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (zc3Db)

213 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679730080533184512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679730245209964544

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679730423920902144

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679730548240064512

Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (FWcaE)

214 I still want a frigate.

Posted by: eman at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (MQEz6)

215 @180 It's pretty much a waste of ammo. Useful only in close quarters or for suppression fire while the real killers, the arty and crew served weapons, are brought into play...
-------------

I was with a few people discussing the military in the mid-80s, and one of the guys commented that the sole purpose of the M-16s being carried by the infantry at the time was to provide covering fire for the SAWs.

Posted by: junior at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (aIiFP)

216 On the other hand, I can pull a trigger pretty quickly.



For my purposes, I'm not sure that 800 rpm vs. 400 rpm is that big a
deal. I figure if I make it until my finger is too sore to pull, I
probably set a record anyway.



Mind you, full auto is *fun*, if expensive in every possible way.



And it sure looks cool.




Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:44 PM


In a tight spot, it's not enough, sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I'd go with semi auto over auto for most situations. But, sometimes, when aiming isn't a priority... depends where you are I guess. Sometimes in certain places, things get shitty and real fucking close in a matter of seconds.

Posted by: otho at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (EWg9n)

217 Does anyone manufacture one of those "Santa Commode Ensembles" in a Muhammad theme? If they don't I call dibs on it.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (mWvqF)

218 ManWithNoParty

Yay! I will remeber that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (voOPb)

219 For the record, I was not killed in "Die Hard"

Posted by: Huey Lewis at December 23, 2015 11:56 PM (7qAYi)

220 what alcohol thingy (shh) does wine have if we compare to hard liquor?

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:57 PM (ZKlDy)

221 "At the Ag Center?

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Yep. Wanna ride together?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 23, 2015 11:57 PM (9ltS8)

222 Ricardo, you're not hurting anyone's feelings. Not at all.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 23, 2015 11:57 PM (BHl9S)

223 "All right, lay off."



And, DC, that was figurative. I feel so bad. I have to explain. Call me a "dcik" of something.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:58 PM (jfGh+)

224 And, incidentally, w/r/t machine guns, guns with things that go up, tanks, missiles, and nuclear bombs.....I'm with the Founders. Anyone with the dough should be able to keep and bear anything he can afford.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)


I'm not sure I want George Soros to have a nuke.

Heck, I'm not sure I want France to have nukes, not to mention Pakistan.

There's a nice built-in excuse as to what's an "arm" and what's "ordnance" and "WMDs," though technically there should be an amendment.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 23, 2015 11:58 PM (bLnSU)

225 >>>Thanks DC, we may go again in 2016; we've got family obligations in Arkansas so may pop over for a couple days.

Right on. Nashville is a great town, but it's grown so much over the last 10 years or so. That brings some great stuff and some not so great, but a burger at Rotier's and and an afternoon of sipping beers and throwing spears at TN Brew Works is a bulletproof good time.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 23, 2015 11:58 PM (e+1S5)

226 Anyone with the dough should be able to keep and bear anything he can afford.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)


That was pretty much understood by the Constitution's use of Letters of Marque. They weren't meant for paying foreign states to fight ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 23, 2015 11:59 PM (zc3Db)

227 Wine is about 10% alcohol, most hard liquors are much more than that.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:59 PM (uZNvH)

228 220 what alcohol thingy (shh) does wine have if we compare to hard liquor?
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:57 PM (ZKlDy)

(Rough) rule of thumb, 1 shot = 1 glass of wine = 1 bottle of beer.

Posted by: Josephistan at December 23, 2015 11:59 PM (7qAYi)

229 Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 23, 2015 11:49

Be well friend. We aren't going to make it up for Christmas in WI as J is still sick.

Maybe for NYE.

Posted by: Farmer at December 23, 2015 11:59 PM (o/90i)

230 @216
In a tight spot, it's not enough, sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I'd go with semi auto over auto for most situations. But, sometimes, when aiming isn't a priority... depends where you are I guess. Sometimes in certain places, things get shitty and real fucking close in a matter of seconds.
---------------

There's a reason why they're called *assault* rifles. Get close enough in a confined area (for instance, an urban environment), and precise aiming tends to be less important than volume of fire.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM (aIiFP)

231 I was with a few people discussing the military in the mid-80s, and one of the guys commented that the sole purpose of the M-16s being carried by the infantry at the time was to provide covering fire for the SAWs.

Pretty much. One of the bigger cultural differences between the Army and the Marines, I think, is that the Army has always viewed arty, tanks and machine guns as the primary means of killing the enemy. Hence why they don't worry about precision shooting as much, especially at longer ranges.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM (fC9RO)

232 anyhow, I will stop posting this after the 25th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP8r5Wj1jRY

Posted by: Kindlot at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM (q2o38)

233 Ooh, I probably still have some of them around here somewhere. My dad worked for Firestone in the late 50s.


Posted by: rickl

I've got three of the Firestone Christmas LP's my Dad bought about +50 years ago. I played one the other day, after extensively cleaning the disk. Still had a lot of dust on it, though. Kind of reminds me of when I was a kid, a long time ago, in a city kinda far away. Kinda makes me sad.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM (+1T7c)

234 220 what alcohol thingy (shh) does wine have if we compare to hard liquor?
Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:57 PM (ZKlDy)

I assume you mean % ABV. Your typical liquor comes in around 40%, wine usually around 10-14%.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM (kpqmD)

235
Nino in Spanish means it will be different this time, that's all.



****



So, it won't do that thing in your mouth?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 23, 2015 11:18 PM (YLidQ)

Posted by: Ralph at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM (l5u9H)

236
133 I was in Nashville last year, and didn't particularly care for it. And I live downtown in a big city.

It seemed to embrace the worst tendencies of a small town and big city.

And we had local friends telling us where to go.

So, I'm willing to give it another chance; maybe we were there at a bum time of year.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (k1gv+)



I went there a couple of years ago. I thought the big office tower on the edge of town with the "Eye of Sauron" roofline was pretty impressive.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

237 I don't remember singing that Christmas album.

Posted by: Norm MacDonald I mean, it's me, Colonel Sanders at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (H9MG5)

238 With all these palindromes I sincerely hope I'm not hurting anyone's feelings.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (jfGh+)


Don't worry ... none of them are actually palindromes.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (zc3Db)

239 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (YJmuy)

240 Many folks think the term "well-regulated" means "well-controlled".

It does not. It means well-provisioned and well-trained.

The Founders had a very clear thought in mind. The People, armed with their own weapons and trained by each other, are the Militia and the job of the Militia is to secure our freedom.

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (MQEz6)

241 "
Ricardo, you're not hurting anyone's feelings. Not at all."




CG, a little secret. I'm not worried. It's just fun to play sometimes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (jfGh+)

242 Kindltot, that is very nice

Posted by: chemjeff at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (uZNvH)

243 "Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house

The A/C was running cuz we live in the South."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 12:01 AM (YLidQ)

244 136 I've decided this win8 laptop is going to die with win8 still on it. Microsuck keeps begging me, every other day, to Upgrade to 10. It's Free! It's wunnerful! It'll scratch your balls for you!

It's at least as annoying as getting daily blegs from Hillary For America.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 23, 2015 11:40 PM (gyKtp)



Win10 is Microsoft embracing the "everything is spyware" Android business model.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (EzgxV)

245 "Heh. Today, just making what I thought was light Christmas
conversation, I asked a waitress if her stockings were hung with care. I
mean it was totally innocent, you know... from 'The Night Before
Christmas'. I realized in the next heartbeat that she didn't make the
connection. I had to explain."

I was at a BK drive through long ago and I asked the girl for some condiments. She said "YOU WANT *WHAT*!". And I said "Condiments! You know, salt, pepper, ketchup?" And she goes "Oh!" and dumps a bunch in the bag.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (9ltS8)

246 Thought folks here would find this interesting: "Ranking the Least Intelligent Presidents in U.S. History."

http://tinyurl.com/jz76x5e

To cut to the chase, here's the list:

25. Rutherford B. Hayes
24. Martin Van Buren
23. George Washington
22. Benjamin Harrison
21. Dwight D. Eisenhower
20. Richard Nixon
19. Grover Cleveland
18. James K. Polk
17. William McKinley
16. George H.W. Bush
15. Ronald Reagan
14. Herbert Hoover
13. Lyndon B. Johnson
12. Harry Truman
11. Calvin Coolidge
10. Gerald Ford
9. William Howard Taft
8. Andrew Jackson
7. James Buchanan
6. Zachary Taylor
5. Andrew Johnson
4. George W. Bush
3. Warren G. Harding
2. James Monroe
1. Ulysses S. Grant

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)

247 "Well-regulated" didn't mean what statists have turned the term "regulated" into today, meaning control by the state. It meant working well, smooth, well designed and functioning as intended.

Thus, for a well regulated militia, one need a citizenry that was armed and knew how to use it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (dvuhZ)

248 hah...no way to recover from that one.

Did you actually eat your food?
Posted by: eleven
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Yeah, it was awkward.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (n22zQ)

249 @224 I'm not sure I want George Soros to have a nuke.
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People freak out over the idea of private ownership of things like tanks. But realistically, it wouldn't happen even if it were legal. Tanks are *expensive*. But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (aIiFP)

250 Mutilated and confused as he may be, "Brianna Wu" is still a man... why didn't he follow his own advise and protect the women folk.

Posted by: redbanzai at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (NPofj)

251 220 >> what alcohol thingy (shh) does wine have if we compare to hard liquor?

Without getting into the many exceptions...

Beer -- 3.5% to 6%
Wine -- 10% to 12%
Booze -- 40%

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (gyKtp)

252 >>>There's a nice built-in excuse as to what's an "arm" and what's "ordnance" and "WMDs," though technically there should be an amendment.

Arms: single individual operated infantry weapons. I really want an M203 for some of my best friends. One trigger gets awful lonely. Also, I want a LAWS. Because reasons.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (e+1S5)

253 Win10 is Microsoft embracing the "everything is spyware" Android business model.

Can you explain what that means?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:04 AM (kpqmD)

254 There's a nice built-in excuse as to what's an "arm" and what's
"ordnance" and "WMDs," though technically there should be an amendment.
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If you can carry it, it's an arm.

You can probably restrict ownership of radioactive substances rather than make a specific exception for suitcase nukes.

Posted by: Methos at December 24, 2015 12:04 AM (ZbV+0)

255 "Don't worry ... none of them are actually palindromes."


That's, that's relieving.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:04 AM (jfGh+)

256 Insomniac, everything's built to datamine you and sell the info to advertisers.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:04 AM (ntObR)

257 249 @224 I'm not sure I want George Soros to have a nuke.
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People freak out over the idea of private ownership of things like tanks. But realistically, it wouldn't happen even if it were legal. Tanks are *expensive*. But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (aIiFP)

Plus you need a trained crew to operate the tank.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:05 AM (kpqmD)

258 Tanks are *expensive*. But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.

That's OK, the horde knows someone who can fix it up again.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (YJmuy)

259 256 Insomniac, everything's built to datamine you and sell the info to advertisers.

Ah. Bloody marvelous.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (kpqmD)

260 "Pretty much. One of the bigger cultural differences
between the Army and the Marines, I think, is that the Army has always
viewed arty, tanks and machine guns as the primary means of killing the
enemy. Hence why they don't worry about precision shooting as much,
especially at longer ranges.

Posted by: Colorado Alex"

Mortars and mines caused more casualties by far in WW2. At least, between the Germans and the Allies. Dunno about the Pacific.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (9ltS8)

261 People freak out over the idea of private ownership of things like tanks. But realistically, it wouldn't happen even if it were legal. Tanks are *expensive*. But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (aIiFP)


Not really. Modern tanks tend to need multiple ATGM hits in the same spot to kill them. A single cheap RPG round is going to mess up the paint and cause some dents, but not much more unless you get really lucky.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (fC9RO)

262 GnuBreed at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (gyKtp)
This why when I pound vodka drinks like they are coors light, I'm really drunk.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (BHl9S)

263 "Don't worry ... none of them are actually palindromes."

Palin is hot.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (qUNWi)

264 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)

Um, no.

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (MQEz6)

265 Yep. Wanna ride together?
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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On the 2nd? Yes. We could pick a place to meet.

Let's pencil it in. Mrs. Hammer is traveling back and forth to Georgia to look after her mother, and I could be swept up into that situation. But, right now, it sounds good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 24, 2015 12:07 AM (eeTCA)

266 Nixon unintelligent? My God, Tricky Dick was likely one of the smartest guys ever to hold the office.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:07 AM (dvuhZ)

267 There's a reason why they're called *assault*
rifles. Get close enough in a confined area (for instance, an urban
environment), and precise aiming tends to be less important than volume
of fire.





Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:00 AM


Or, jungle.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 12:07 AM (EWg9n)

268 if you had cannon, for example, you were expected to show up to war with your cannon.

Have Schlong, Will Travel.

Posted by: Teh Donald at December 24, 2015 12:08 AM (oFSUK)

269 258 Tanks are *expensive*. But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.
That's OK, the horde knows someone who can fix it up again.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (YJmuy)


Well you can always make your own killdozer on the cheap.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 24, 2015 12:08 AM (wqVD1)

270 >>>Thought folks here would find this interesting: "Ranking the Least Intelligent Presidents in U.S. History."



http://tinyurl.com/jz76x5e



Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)<<<

Funny, I bet everyone of them could close an umbrella and get through a fucking gate... but the one guy who can't is absent from the list.

Posted by: not really surprised at December 24, 2015 12:08 AM (H9MG5)

271
257 249 @224 I'm not sure I want George Soros to have a nuke.
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People freak out over the idea of private ownership of things like tanks. But realistically, it wouldn't happen even if it were legal. Tanks are *expensive*. But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (aIiFP)

Plus you need a trained crew to operate the tank.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:05 AM (kpqmD)

The iTank app makes it quick and easy.

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:08 AM (MQEz6)

272 @261 Not really. Modern tanks tend to need multiple ATGM hits in the same spot to kill them. A single cheap RPG round is going to mess up the paint and cause some dents, but not much more unless you get really lucky.
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Or blow the tracks off. Those, admittedly, can be fixed pretty easily. But if someone's sneaking up on you with an RPG, then he's likely got friends in the area as well that could cause the crew trouble if they hopped out of the tank to fix the tracks.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:08 AM (aIiFP)

273 Nashville just had seven tornadoes touch down in the general area. That pretty much scratches it off my list of places to live.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 24, 2015 12:09 AM (9ltS8)

274 Well you can always make your own killdozer on the cheap.

I'll only do that if I can spray paint "Pancake maker" on the side.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 12:09 AM (YJmuy)

275 But some barely-trained idiot with a super-cheap RPG can wreck that super-expensive tank real fast.
Especially if he's rolling nothing but 20s!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:09 AM (DLIIY)

276 While I would never claim to possess the skills, math or meteorological knowledge to effectively own or use a 105mm Howitzer, I'm pretty confident I could wield a 75mm Hotchkiss Gun to good effect.

So, let me own the damn thing. Including the "fun" ammo, and not just the inert projectiles.

For now though, I'll settle for a .75 in. bore black powder cannon. I've fired those, and they're quite literally, a blast.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (McRlu)

277 Brianna Wu was "born" a man? Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (NO4j+)

278 Regulated as in regulate interstate commerce.
They used regulate as in facilitate.


Posted by: Ralph at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (l5u9H)

279 Funny, I bet everyone of them could close an umbrella and get through a fucking gate... but the one guy who can't is absent from the list.

Good one, this is why I lurk here.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (BHl9S)

280 how many ounces are in a bottle of wine?

don't make me go look

Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (ZKlDy)

750 ml?

Posted by: Kindlot at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (q2o38)

281 ty, for the answers.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (ZKlDy)

282 "Or, jungle."



You got more jugle than we do, otho.


Run up there and tell us what to expect, please.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (jfGh+)

283 @277 Brianna Wu was "born" a man? Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.
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Good thing Bruce Lee's no longer around to see comments like that.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:11 AM (aIiFP)

284 "On the 2nd? Yes. We could pick a place to meet.



Let's pencil it in. Mrs. Hammer is traveling back and forth to Georgia to look after her mother, and I could be swept up into that situation. But, right now, it sounds good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Sounds like a plan. We'll discuss it more next week.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 24, 2015 12:11 AM (9ltS8)

285 277 Brianna Wu was "born" a man? Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (NO4j+)


I know you'll be shocked by this but Brianna Wu is not asian either.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 24, 2015 12:11 AM (wqVD1)

286 Not really. Modern tanks tend to need multiple ATGM hits in the same spot to kill them. A single cheap RPG round is going to mess up the paint and cause some dents, but not much more unless you get really lucky.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:06 AM (fC9RO)


There's a story online, somewhere, about a Challenger that broke down in the heart of Injun' Territory and was forced to wait, a day or two, for recovery/parts. The tale said they took something like 40, or more, RPG's.

Barely singed the paint.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 24, 2015 12:12 AM (WWdgA)

287 Farmer best get well wishes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 24, 2015 12:12 AM (voOPb)

288 Hey, where all da white candidates at?

Posted by: Sheriff Schlong at December 24, 2015 12:12 AM (RU5ki)

289 Nixon unintelligent? My God, Tricky Dick was likely one of the smartest guys ever to hold the office.
I think you're reading the chart backwards, Einstein.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:12 AM (DLIIY)

290 210 The left says that the militia should be "well-regulated".

The left also says that the government can require you to own something.

I say, let's require every man over the age of 18 to own a rifle and 250 rounds of ammunition in 5.56. All women will be required to own a pistol or shotgun and 200 rounds. Additionally, every 16-17 year old will receive training in the basics of marksmanship, squad tactics, first-aid, checkpoint ops, personnel and vehicle searching, and anything else that the local sheriff deems necessary, and will be enrolled in the local militia with the requirement to muster in support of the local government as necessary.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 23, 2015 11:55 PM (fC9RO)




You left some zeroes off those quantities....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:12 AM (EzgxV)

291 262 This why when I pound vodka drinks like they are coors light, I'm really drunk.

Posted by: CaliGirl

Depends. Coors Light is one of those ~3.5% beers, so a one ounce shot of vodka in a 12 ounce glass full of ice and mixer is roughly equivalent in strength.

Now if you are using a 1.5 ounce shotglass, yep, 50% moar active ingredient.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (gyKtp)

292 Thought folks here would find this interesting: "Ranking the Least Intelligent Presidents in U.S. History."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)


Based on some professor's like or distaste for their politics.

Like all the bogus "97% consensus" studies based on a bunch of fanatics reviewing abstracts or culling 98% of survey responses until they get the number they want.

No matter what you think of him (and who doesn't) GW was famous for devouring books related to issues of the day and having challenging questions for his cabinet at nearly every briefing, often questions they didn't know the answers to. He was a Yale graduate before grades there meant nothing and he was a fighter pilot.

But lefties hate him, so he's stupid. No facts matter *at all*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (bLnSU)

293 chemjeff needs that steak cooking link. Detailed instructions plus chemistry.

Actually, I could use it too as I didn't know you could tenderize cheap cuts of steak by salting them. I have seen it done for chicken baked in a salt crust though - you'd think the chicken would end up being unbearably salty, but instead it's very tender and moist. The salt keeps it from drying out.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (P8951)

294 Brianna Wu was "born" a man? Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.


They have to deal with the 10 a.m. shadow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (RU5ki)

295 Kindlot, just average bottle of white wine .

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (ZKlDy)

296 how many ounces are in a bottle of wine?


don't make me go look



Posted by: willow at December 23, 2015 11:50 PM (ZKlDy)
750 ml?


Posted by: Kindlot at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (q2o3

750 mL bottle is close to a fifth of a gallon...

Posted by: The Anti-Metric Hat at December 24, 2015 12:14 AM (Z8xbi)

297
285 277 Brianna Wu was "born" a man? Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (NO4j+)

I know you'll be shocked by this but Brianna Wu is not asian either.
Posted by: Maetenloch at December 24, 2015 12:11 AM (wqVD1)

Of course.

Bulgarian with a little Irish on his dear Mother's side?

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:14 AM (MQEz6)

298 I was upset about Obama's policies, so I was letting off a bit of steam. I didn't mean to upset this Brianna thingy. I'm sorry.

Posted by: screaming man Brianna Wu was complaining about at December 24, 2015 12:14 AM (NO4j+)

299 Run up there and tell us what to expect, please.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM



Not without a flamethrower, or at least the F1. I'd rather piss glass... Sir.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 12:15 AM (EWg9n)

300 brianna Wu not ma, not Asian. I'm not shocked just confused. Anybody have a roster I could follow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 24, 2015 12:15 AM (voOPb)

301 285 277 Brianna Wu was "born" a man? Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:10 AM (NO4j+)

I know you'll be shocked by this but Brianna Wu is not asian either.
Posted by: Maetenloch at December 24, 2015 12:11 AM (wqVD1)

Brianna Banks > Brianna Wu

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:15 AM (kpqmD)

302 Brianna Wu? That's a MAN baby.

Posted by: Austin Powers at December 24, 2015 12:15 AM (5LOno)

303 But lefties hate him, so he's stupid. No facts matter *at all*.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (bLnSU)

Yeah, those "rankings" are horseshit.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 12:15 AM (P8951)

304 how many ounces are in a bottle of wine?


25 ounces, unless I get to it first.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 12:16 AM (RU5ki)

305 Especially if he's rolling nothing but 20s!
Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:09 AM (DLIIY)


Years ago I was sitting in a training exercise for AIT soldiers and one of the analysts comes up to the instructor and says, "Ma'am, I think there's a problem with this report. It says, 'Someone, somewhere, is going to do something.'" She got this big grin and replied, "Nope. It's SIGINT, and that's the secret version of the report."

Since we'd been discussing D&D and geekdom earlier, I snarked, "Let him role and arcane knowledge check."

That started a game of RPGing the exercise.

"My apache casts MAGIC MISSLE."

"If you're going to kill my sniper team, can we at least try to roll a saving throw vs. death?"

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:16 AM (fC9RO)

306 If Hillary's approach to improving education were to be applied wouldn't the U.S. eventually end up with only one school?

At least if it were to be applied annually.


Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 23, 2015 11:13 PM (4rzL1)

Meh, totalitarian thugs are gonna thug...

So, aside from no Federal business in schools, shutting down 10% of the schools each year means shutting down the school. A building. Tear it down, sell it to Big-Lots, whatever. Not like 'shutting down a school' even suggests capriciously firing all the staff, but if that is what we are to believe too, so be it.

Being charitable, it means at the minimum, building new school buildings to replace the 10% worst every year (regardless of physical wear of the building). This means that this well thought out plan ultimately depends on schools having a useful service life of ten years to be economically practical (not that it was ever a consideration).

Single wide trailers have a longer useful life than ten years.

The plan would ultimately result in the 10% worst schools, every year, being replaced with tar paper shacks.

Now where would those bottom 10% always be?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 24, 2015 12:16 AM (T78UI)

307 I just met one of the hollister kids. They owned a gaviota beachfront ranch all the way to jalama beach near vandenberg. They are a Santa Barbara family. The kid was telling me how his uncle had a tank on the ranch. They would also shoot rifles at the surfers trespassing on the ranch. Ah, old California.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:16 AM (BHl9S)

308 Wu who? Wu who? I really wanna know!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:16 AM (DLIIY)

309 25 ounces, unless I get to it first.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 12:16 AM (RU5ki)

heh

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (ZKlDy)

310 Yeah, Nixon stupid? Really

I can tell you who some stupid politicians were.

John F. Kennedy. This guy was a vain, dumb, whore-bagging Irishman from Boston. He was Mr. Saturday Night, though. Every man wanted to be his friend and every woman wanted to "bleep" him.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (+1T7c)

311 Well, I have to get up early to go change a water reservoir tank on a jet pump system. Blasted thing ruptured its bladder.

Have fun ya'll.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (9ltS8)

312 Well, that list isn't as bad as I first thought. These geniuses analyzed the writings and other work of all the presidents and came up with something to estimate their IQ. According to that, the mean IQ of all presidents to date (less Barky) is about 128.

W was dumb on that scale, but around 120+ whatever it was. Tricky Dick was above the mean, 130ish.

But JFK and Bubba were ranked way up there, genius level. Jefferson was close to the top well into genius, and the smartest guy was John Quincy Addams, IQ of nearly 170, 168.

The dumbest president was still over 1 standard deviation above the mean of 100.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)

313 @286 There's a story online, somewhere, about a Challenger that broke down in the heart of Injun' Territory and was forced to wait, a day or two, for recovery/parts. The tale said they took something like 40, or more, RPG's.

Barely singed the paint.
------------------

For the most part, this is fairly accurate. Modern MBTs are pretty resistant to the RPGs being used by the jihadis. Though it's also worth noting that the jihadis are idiots, and I've seen comments mentioning pictures of RPG rounds stuck in Humvees that failed to detonate because the rounds weren't properly prepared before firing. So some of those "scratches" are because the people firing the shots don't know what they're doing.

On the other hand, a couple of Abrams were lost in Iraq due to RPGs that hit the rear of the tanks in question. This flaw has supposedly been fixed, but that doesn't mean that there aren't other flaws in the armor that the military isn't yet aware of.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (aIiFP)

314 "Not without a flamethrower, or at least the F1. I'd rather piss glass... Sir."



Dude, Enfields, crocodiles? Are you not an Aussie?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:18 AM (jfGh+)

315 There's a story online, somewhere, about a Challenger that broke down in the heart of Injun' Territory and was forced to wait, a day or two, for recovery/parts. The tale said they took something like 40, or more, RPG's.

Barely singed the paint.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 24, 2015 12:12 AM (WWdgA)


The reports from the Georgian war and the recent fighting in the Ukraine is the same. Four missiles to kill a tank, if you're lucky.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:18 AM (fC9RO)

316 If you're going to San Fran-cisco
You're gonna find
Some special snowflakes there....

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy - fa la la la la at December 24, 2015 12:19 AM (hnCis)

317 Obama no doubt pegs the gauge at soopergenius.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 24, 2015 12:19 AM (FkBIv)

318 @301 Brianna Banks > Brianna Wu
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iirc, "she" is married. Is Wu the spouse's last name?

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:19 AM (aIiFP)

319 so i guess , as i pour the rest of the full previously unopened bottle into my glass without sharing i have drank just enough.

because now i can't count.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:19 AM (ZKlDy)

320 and he was a fighter pilot.

They ain't dumb.

..and they generally have more guts that a faculty lounge full of effeminate college twinks.

The F-102, requiring a good helping of such.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 24, 2015 12:19 AM (WWdgA)

321 @308 Andy really?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 24, 2015 12:20 AM (voOPb)

322 318 @301 Brianna Banks > Brianna Wu
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iirc, "she" is married. Is Wu the spouse's last name?
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:19 AM (aIiFP)

Have no idea.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:20 AM (kpqmD)

323 Dude, Enfields, crocodiles? Are you not an Aussie?




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:18 AM


Fuck the crocodiles. Have you not seen the size of the spiders?

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 12:20 AM (EWg9n)

324 Please, all asian men are practically female as it is. They don't have far to go.
---
Hey, screw you

Posted by: Caitlyn Lee's ghost at December 24, 2015 12:20 AM (ZbV+0)

325 Well, I have to get up early to go change a water reservoir tank on a jet pump system. Blasted thing ruptured its bladder.


I know from experience just how painful that can be.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (RU5ki)

326 what type of transmission does a tank carry?

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (ZKlDy)

327 From the Kerry/Bush I.Q. debate I recall John Derbyshire or Steve Sailer (probably Sailer now that I think of it) extrapolating Bush's at around 115 and Kerry at around 110 based on their military service "I.Q." tests (that are called something else that I can't recall at the moment).

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (DLIIY)

328 Everyone, re the least intelligent presidents list: I agree, it's, er, interesting that all the recent Repubs which Dems love to demonize are on the list.

In fact, the article seems halfway defense about it. On W's page it says: "While it's true that Bush ranks among the least intelligent presidents, his estimated IQ places him around the average score for a college graduate in the United States."

The list also includes LBJ and Truman, which surprised me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (ntObR)

329 On the other hand, a couple of Abrams were lost in Iraq due to RPGs that hit the rear of the tanks in question. This flaw has supposedly been fixed, but that doesn't mean that there aren't other flaws in the armor that the military isn't yet aware of.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (aIiFP)


There are always weaknesses. Add enough armor to protect against any threat, and suddenly you can't move off-road very well.

My current gig is working for the counter-IED cell here on Fort Carson, and we've had a hell of a time convincing leaders that IEDs are still a threat. If you can't kill an M1 with RPGs and missles, the next best thing is to rig up a stack of anti-tank mines to do the job. But they don't want to believe it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (fC9RO)

330 We're gonna go to Washington! And New York!
We're gonna take the Whitehouse!

YEEARGH!
YEEARGH!

Oh shut the fuck up. Brianna. I'm a fellow libtard. I'll cut my dick off eventually, no need to involve *barf* men.

Posted by: Howard Dean at December 24, 2015 12:22 AM (NO4j+)

331 227 Wine is about 10% alcohol, most hard liquors are much more than that.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2015 11:59 PM (uZNvH)



Wine and beer ferment until the yeasty-beasties doing the fermenting die of alcohol poisoning -- essentially drowning in their own piss -- or run out of fermentable sugars and starve. Beer yeast typically tops out around 8% alcohol and wine yeast typically tops out at about 14%. More usual levels are 6% and 12%, respectively.




Distilled beverages involve taking fermentation end-products (that people would otherwise not find palatable) and using the difference in the boiling points of alcohol and water to separate the two. Right out of the distallation process, you're typically at around 130 proof (proof = 2x percent), or 65% alcohol. This is typically diluted down to 80 proof for most hard liquor. Brandy is essentially distilled wine.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:22 AM (EzgxV)

332 willow
I'm right behind you with the last of a bottle of chardonnay.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:22 AM (BHl9S)

333 "Fuck the crocodiles. Have you not seen the size of the spiders?"






Okay, I think you got me there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:22 AM (jfGh+)

334 Okay, so somebody made a POTUS IQ list.

Is there a schlong quotient (SQ) list?

Winner has to be Hayes.

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:23 AM (MQEz6)

335 @315 The reports from the Georgian war and the recent fighting in the Ukraine is the same. Four missiles to kill a tank, if you're lucky.
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Part of that is probably the reactive armor. I don't know if they're using tandem warheads in their anti-tank weapons. And if they aren't, then they pretty much have to hit the exact same spot with two different weapons in order to get a kill.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:23 AM (aIiFP)

336 Wine and beer ferment until the yeasty-beasties doing the fermenting die of alcohol poisoning -- essentially drowning in their own piss -- or run out of fermentable sugars and starve. Beer yeast typically tops out around 8% alcohol and wine yeast typically tops out at about 14%. More usual levels are 6% and 12%, respectively.


But then God invented distilling.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 12:23 AM (RU5ki)

337 On the other hand, a couple of Abrams were lost in Iraq due to RPGs that hit the rear of the tanks in question. This flaw has supposedly been fixed, but that doesn't mean that there aren't other flaws in the armor that the military isn't yet aware of.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (aIiFP)


Yeah, the read deck of an Abrams is very vulnerable. Trying to recall the article, but yeah they said the same thing about the widdle jihadis and their limited brain housing groups.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 24, 2015 12:23 AM (WWdgA)

338 I'm right behind you with the last of a bottle of chardonnay.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:22 AM (BHl9S)

i'm not crying yet, so i guess it's a good nite.

you?

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:24 AM (ZKlDy)

339 cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:22 AM
I always thought wine had more alcohol than beer. I can drink 5 beers I'm fine. 5 glasses of wine, not so much.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:24 AM (BHl9S)

340 f Hillary's approach to improving education were to be applied

Her plan isn't to improve education, it's to improve the ratings of every school. The closer a school adheres to Communist Core guidelines, the higher above average it is.

Posted by: t-bird at December 24, 2015 12:24 AM (+c55T)

341 @329 My current gig is working for the counter-IED cell here on Fort Carson, and we've had a hell of a time convincing leaders that IEDs are still a threat. If you can't kill an M1 with RPGs and missles, the next best thing is to rig up a stack of anti-tank mines to do the job. But they don't want to believe it.
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Err...

Haven't we actually lost Abrams due to IEDs? Admittedly, there was a ridiculously huge amount of explosives required in order to do it. But we have lost tanks due to them.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:25 AM (aIiFP)

342 otho, you gotta doe something about the spiders.


Come on, dude.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:25 AM (jfGh+)

343 Time for me to sign off. Goodnight, dear fappers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:25 AM (kpqmD)

344 Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015
Not yet, but the nights not over.
Buck up cowgirl.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:26 AM (BHl9S)

345 I sewed up a hooded cape for a friend's daughter. I cut it down and it still was too big. She was delighted, and she will grow into it, but I feel kind bad that it wasn't just right.
Her Mom and I talked, I think she will put some buttons higher up on the hood to draw the neck in a bit to match the shoulders.

She is about three feet tall, I forgot kids that age are also narrow

Posted by: Kindlot at December 24, 2015 12:26 AM (q2o38)

346 Cthulhu,
Thank you.
Teri & me searched all the posts from December 7 (she went after & I searched before) & could find nothing.
I really thought I had an exchange here with him on Thanksgiving weekend & he was doing well. I looked at the two competing EMTs on TG because I stayed well past 12 pm. I'll have to look at others that weekend.

Maetenloch tried too December 7 ( Maetenloch feel free to delete if you don't want anyone to know.)

Posted by: Carol at December 24, 2015 12:26 AM (sj3Ax)

347 Is there a schlong quotient (SQ) list?

Winner has to be Hayes.


Uhh, they're called "Johnsons" for a reason...

Posted by: Andrew Johnson at December 24, 2015 12:27 AM (w/iDp)

348 If Clinton had not shut down the liquid salt U233 reactor at Oak Ridge, we would not be spending millions per gram to make Pu239 in microscopic quantities.

All of the Pu239 currently in inventory is left over from that reactor ... one that China, Russia, and India are copying for their Thorium-U233 breeder program.

https://youtu.be/P9M__yYbsZ4

Posted by: Kristophr at December 24, 2015 12:27 AM (8gGfg)

349 what type of transmission does a tank carry?

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (ZKlDy)


Well, the Abrams is a an automatic, but it's also stepping down from a gas turbine spinning at high rpm.

I think tanks have had both, my wild recollection is that the Challenger is an auto as well. 6 speed?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 24, 2015 12:27 AM (bLnSU)

350 Merry Christmas Eve, everyone on EST!

Posted by: Carol at December 24, 2015 12:28 AM (sj3Ax)

351 My drinking days are over, unfortunately. WIth the damned medications I'm on, you don't want to add any more load for the liver. But even then, if I drink enough to get even the slightest buzz, my heart rate increases way too much, followed by a terrible headache, and feeling awful.

Getting old and sick is just a bitch.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:28 AM (dvuhZ)

352 No, Kennedy was not that smart. Articulate, glib, born with millions of dollars in his back pocket.

This is all a self -referential metric.

Dwight Eisenhower was a West Point grad, later a graduate of the War College and Staff College, was Supreme Allied Commander in Europe in WWII.

Kennedy conned a PT boat and got T-boned by a Jap destroyer, which was a singular event in the Pacific War. Because they were out drinking and clowning around.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at December 24, 2015 12:28 AM (+1T7c)

353 Just like a Tiger; you gotta get it up the ass but it can happen with enough positive waves, man.

Posted by: Oddball at December 24, 2015 12:28 AM (DLIIY)

354 A well regulated MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free STATE, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed.

See, the founders knew the definitions of words, and used them specifically to make a point clearly.

Something todays stupid motherfuckers simply can't be bothered to do is think.
And the people behind them that do think, are evil.

Fuggit. Drink now, and avoid the Christmas lush!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (kKHcp)

Aren't the words "well regulated" that the scum point to and say "see, we CAN regulate/control it!??"

That's been my impression.

Posted by: Blano at December 24, 2015 12:29 AM (C3E0x)

355 publius yeah I think I am going to give up the booze for New Year's
it is just healthier

Posted by: chemjeff at December 24, 2015 12:29 AM (uZNvH)

356 Winner has to be Hayes.
Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:23 AM (MQEz6)

There is a province and city in Paraguay named after Rutheford B Hayes. He was instrumental in establishing the current boundries between Argentina and Paraguay

Posted by: Kindlot at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (q2o38)

357 I know you'll be shocked by this but Brianna Wu is not asian either.
Posted by: Maetenloch


Oh ffs. Not really shocked.

Also, no offense to any asians. I'm partly asian and I just have a sense of humor about these things.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (NO4j+)

358 247 "Well-regulated" didn't mean what statists have turned the term "regulated" into today, meaning control by the state. It meant working well, smooth, well designed and functioning as intended.

Thus, for a well regulated militia, one need a citizenry that was armed and knew how to use it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:03 AM (dvuhZ)



This^^^.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

359 Merovign, hmm i might be able to manage it, i've done a 5 and 4 brownie type and a seven speed road ranger,
i'd have to get in and see if i could not fall into a ravine first

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (ZKlDy)

360 ut JFK and Bubba were ranked way up there, genius level. Jefferson was close to the top well into genius, and the smartest guy was John Quincy Addams, IQ of nearly 170, 168.

The dumbest president was still over 1 standard deviation above the mean of 100.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)

Theodore White ghostwrote "Why England Slept" for JFK as well as many of his most memorable phrases. However, at least JFK had some memorable phrases.

Think of how Clinton went on for hours during his SOTU addresses. Can you remember one stirring or inspiring thing the "genius" said? His most famous utterances are " I did not have sex with that woman" and "that depends what the meaning of 'is' is." Not quite up there with the Gettysburg Address or "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

Both JFK and Billy Jeff were geniuses when it came to getting young women to drop their panties, so I guess that's something.

I remember P J O'Rourke's comment on the Kennedys: "the bogtrotter's circus has left town."

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (P8951)

361 Haven't we actually lost Abrams due to IEDs? Admittedly, there was a ridiculously huge amount of explosives required in order to do it. But we have lost tanks due to them.
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:25 AM (aIiFP)


Yup. Easiest way is to stack a couple of anti-tank mines on top of each other and blow the whole stack.

The problem is that IEDs are seen as an Iraq/Afghanistan thing, rather than a tactic used by military forces at a disadvantage. Never mind that the IRA, FARC and other groups routinely use them, or that we're seeing this crap in the Ukraine now (sniper-initiated IEDs and booby-trapped cigarette and chocolate packages).

Our standard line is, "How do you kill an M1? You get out of your piece of shit T72, offload the rounds, put on your man-dress, and wave as the tanks go by. Then you wave as the bradleys go by. Then you turn to your gunner and say, 'ok, the fuelers will come through in four hours. Let's set everything up.' Blow up the fueler, and that tank is now an overpriced bunker."

The best response I've ever gotten? "Oh, we'll just get more fuelers."

From who, the fucking Fueler Fairy?!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (fC9RO)

362 Did I piss OTHO off?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:31 AM (jfGh+)

363 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:02 AM (ntObR)

Sorry steve. That chart's a load of BS. Beside the fact that the rankings it shows (no matter which way they go) are ridiculous, Barky isn't even on there and he's the dumbest person to ever step foot in the Oval Office, by friggin miles. There's not even any competition in that respect.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 24, 2015 12:31 AM (zc3Db)

364 328 Everyone, re the least intelligent presidents list: I agree, it's, er, interesting that all the recent Repubs which Dems love to demonize are on the list.

In fact, the article seems halfway defense about it. On W's page it says: "While it's true that Bush ranks among the least intelligent presidents, his estimated IQ places him around the average score for a college graduate in the United States."

The list also includes LBJ and Truman, which surprised me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:21 AM (ntObR)



Truman: Nukes

Johnson: Vietnam.


Not surprising to me.

Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2015 12:32 AM (zt+N6)

365 I'm off to bed. We have to figure how we can all get together after some sickness.
It will work out, just a real PIA till it all gets done.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Posted by: Farmer at December 24, 2015 12:32 AM (o/90i)

366 publius..hug

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:32 AM (ZKlDy)

367 otho, you gotta doe something about the spiders.


Come on, dude.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:25 AM


I dunno. It's like Starship Troopers, dude. There's only so much you can do. I say take off and nuke the place from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 12:32 AM (EWg9n)

368 Primordial, sharing a list does not denote agreement. :-)

And yes, interesting it didn't share about the present resident, although the article acknowledges that right on page 1 (not that that makes it okay).

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:33 AM (ntObR)

369 @308 Andy really?
Wu's sorry now
Wu's sad and blue
Wu's crying too

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:33 AM (DLIIY)

370 The water vapor story reminds me of my experience with a Gamin GPS about 20 years ago.


I owned, still do, an aviation GPS so I could enter the flight plan into it.



It has a little antenna you attach to the window.



It was always amusing to my sons and I to be able to point out shit as we flew.



One time I was in Denver asking piolt for flight plan to enter and this old bitch stew says I can not take the thing on the plane.



Pulls out her manual.



The pilot said, look bitch I am the captain, you have NO say.


She was not pleased


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:33 AM (jJRIy)

371 publius
That sucks, my mother has a heart condition, no more drinks. She can't even taste our wine. I've had a lot of surgeries for an otherwise healthy person. I had a Cervical fusion @ 29 & 30 years old.
I get it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:33 AM (BHl9S)

372 buzzion: IOW, they're Dems that today's DNC loves to hate. Gotcha. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 12:34 AM (ntObR)

373 Did I piss OTHO off?




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:31 AM


Never, RK.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 12:34 AM (EWg9n)

374 "My apache casts MAGIC MISSLE."



"If you're going to kill my sniper team, can we at least try to roll a saving throw vs. death?"


There is no saving throw to Magic Missile. Just eat the damage.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 24, 2015 12:34 AM (8gGfg)

375 And a Christmastime favorite: NSFW

Traditional Laplander Reindeer Castration

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fftnExG-WFg


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (kdS6q)

LMAO that never gets old.

Oh and hello all.

Posted by: Blano at December 24, 2015 12:34 AM (C3E0x)

376 @361 Our standard line is, "How do you kill an M1? You get out of your piece of shit T72, offload the rounds, put on your man-dress, and wave as the tanks go by. Then you wave as the bradleys go by. Then you turn to your gunner and say, 'ok, the fuelers will come through in four hours. Let's set everything up.' Blow up the fueler, and that tank is now an overpriced bunker."
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Funny thing is, for a very brief period of time the T-72 was actually invulnerable to the M1 - from the front. But the ammo's been rejiggered to defeat KONTACT-5.

Even as a civie, I can sense what seems to be a certain amount of arrogance among many in leadership positions (both in and out of the military) in the country. And I'm troubled by the possibility of another KONTACT-5 situation arising - only next time we might not know about it until the shooting starts.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:35 AM (aIiFP)

377 I have, here in my house, baseball & football cards, that I want to throw away. I had my housemate bring them down to throw away.
He was going to, but thinks they may be worth 2-3 hundred dollars. There is Gordie Howe & others from 1970's & 1980's.

Does anyone really collect these things & could they be worth anything?


If you know someone in Boston area that is interested or knows about them, please send me an email at:
Carolthewiz@gmail.com

Thank you.

Posted by: Carol at December 24, 2015 12:35 AM (sj3Ax)

378 Later, otho, it sounds like hoot. Later.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:36 AM (jfGh+)

379 Later, otho, it sounds like hoot. Later.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 12:36 AM


Later, man.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 12:37 AM (EWg9n)

380 Brianna. Caitlyn.

I think it was iowahawk who observed that trannies always choose goofy names, Never Bertha.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:37 AM (NO4j+)

381 Winner has to be Hayes.
Posted by: eman


Biden assured us that Obama had a big stick.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 24, 2015 12:38 AM (FkBIv)

382 Well, I am close to blowing off Christmas with sons and their bitch wives,



Real close,

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:38 AM (jJRIy)

383
380
Brianna. Caitlyn.



I think it was iowahawk who observed that trannies always choose goofy names, Never Bertha.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 24, 2015 12:37 AM (NO4j+)

that's because the actual Berthas would stomp their asses

Posted by: chemjeff at December 24, 2015 12:38 AM (uZNvH)

384 Barky isn't even on there and he's the dumbest person to ever step foot in the Oval Office, by friggin miles.
That was funny on (IIRC) a very-recent ONT where the conservative interviewer went after an academic who claimed Barky's I.Q. was off the charts but he refused to answer precisely what his guesstimate for the JEF was. It was Wu-nderbar!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:40 AM (DLIIY)

385 Chemjeff, what did you decide to make? Homemade brownies?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:40 AM (BHl9S)

386 From who, the fucking Fueler Fairy?!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2015 12:30 AM (fC9RO)


"The same place you're getting all these right-handed pitchers!" - Lou Costello

Mind you, I would be pretty alarmed by that if I was a Fueler driver.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 24, 2015 12:40 AM (bLnSU)

387 Bertha Krupp did look a bit on the (fat) tranny side.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:40 AM (DLIIY)

388 Jeez, Carol, don't throw them away. I don't collect baseball cards myself, but I know guys who have gotten considerable amounts of money for old cards. I don't know if the ones you have are worth anything, but I'd get them checked out by someone.

However, if you do happen to find a Honus Wagner card in your brother's stash, I'm pretty sure it's close to worthless; however, you can send it to me, as I would like it for strictly sentimental reasons. I thank you in advance.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 12:41 AM (P8951)

389
354 A well regulated MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free STATE, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed.

See, the founders knew the definitions of words, and used them specifically to make a point clearly.

Something todays stupid motherfuckers simply can't be bothered to do is think.
And the people behind them that do think, are evil.

Fuggit. Drink now, and avoid the Christmas lush!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 23, 2015 11:16 PM (kKHcp)

Aren't the words "well regulated" that the scum point to and say "see, we CAN regulate/control it!??"

That's been my impression.
Posted by: Blano at December 24, 2015 12:29 AM (C3E0x)

Here we see the virtue of pedantry.

Do not let errors be born and spread far and wide.

Errors, even small ones, later can give birth to much larger ones.

And by error I also mean omission and neglect.

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:41 AM (MQEz6)

390 Someone tell why I should not blow off sons and bitch wives?



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)

391 Andy I don't get why people think he is so smooth, when I look at Obama I see Urkel, saying aaah, uum, let me be clear, as I've consistently said, there are those who, etc.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (BHl9S)

392 No, Kennedy was not that smart. Articulate, glib, born with millions of dollars in his back pocket.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at December 24, 2015 12:28 AM (+1T7c)

Kennedy also did not write a lot of his "writings", he had great speechwriters and even better ghost writers. Most of the time he was too jacked up on pain and other medications to do much actual writing. He also benefited from the adulation factor.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:43 AM (kXoT0)

393 Most trannies are basically perverts that get off imagining themselves as women. I remember reading a piece by some psychologist who was an expert on this before tranny's became a PC civil rights thing. He divided them into two groups, those who really had some problem where they though they were female, and then all the rest, who were just the perverts. He said you basically could tell the difference by just looking at them. "Treating" them did not consist in indulging their fantasy.

Hell, they'd crucify that guy now.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)

394 Mmmm. Lots of content, Maet. Good thing I;m not sober and obliged to read it all.


Damn, I'm thinker than I drunk i was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2015 12:43 AM (UsLZp)

395 I think it's all based on his Telepromptered, well-rehearsed, and coached speech at the DNC convention early '08 (or 2007?) as well as the usual MFM blowing him 24/7, CaliGirl.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:45 AM (DLIIY)

396 W was dumb on that scale, but around 120+ whatever it was. Tricky Dick was above the mean, 130ish.

But JFK and Bubba were ranked way up there, genius level. Jefferson was close to the top well into genius, and the smartest guy was John Quincy Addams, IQ of nearly 170, 168.

The dumbest president was still over 1 standard deviation above the mean of 100.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)


Most of these "estimates" of Presidential IQ are pure, unadulterated bullshit. We've had a bnunch of truly intelligent Presidents but most of the rest of them were hanging around average.

In the Bush-Kerry grade tussle it was apparent, by the end, that they were both idiots. Bush handled pressure very well but he wasn't smart. His IQ is nothing even near 120. His saving grace, really, was his born-again posture that forced him to generally pick good judges (though we all know the he had a few monumental failures even in that).

Clinton was no genius. He was probably around 110 IQ. He never said or did anything interesting, creative or intelligent so I can't even begin to figure out where they would tag a high IQ on him from. He certainly did a whole lot of retarded things.

Anytime I hear someone talk about Presidential IQ I laugh. They just make up numbers that are almost never borne out by any evidence, at all.

Barky is one of the only ones who has given very concrete evidence of his IQ to go on and it hovers somewhere around the mid-80s.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 24, 2015 12:45 AM (zc3Db)

397 Had some corn tody. Will let yalls know if I defecate anything interesting. Don't get yot hopes up, though.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 24, 2015 12:45 AM (NO4j+)

398 Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)
Are you okay?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:45 AM (BHl9S)

399 Most of the time he was too jacked up on pain and
other medications to do much actual writing. He also benefited from the
adulation factor.


Posted by: Sherry McEvil

And he has had a whole cadre of latter- day boot polishers to constantly burnish the image of the late, great John Kennedy. All on the big old Kennedy payroll. Pierre Salinger (dead) and Ted Sorenson (dead also), to name but a few.

The impression in 1963 was that he was going to have a hard time getting re-elected.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at December 24, 2015 12:46 AM (+1T7c)

400 Yeah, I wondered if those presidential IQ guys actually took into ghost writing and speech writing. It was likely JFK's writers were geniuses or could write at that level, being professional writers.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 12:46 AM (dvuhZ)

401
390 Someone tell why I should not blow off sons and bitch wives?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)

They'll sell your bedding to the ragman?

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:46 AM (MQEz6)

402 Oh lord, the Moron Horde unleashed upon the Wu-Entity. What fresh hell is this?

Posted by: il padrino at December 24, 2015 12:46 AM (TasoZ)

403 Good Night, Horde.
I have to rest my neck.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Have a great ONT to you, especially on PST, you're three hours behind us on the East coast.

Posted by: Carol at December 24, 2015 12:47 AM (sj3Ax)

404 Andy I don't get why people think he is so smooth, when I look at Obama I see Urkel, saying aaah, uum, let me be clear, as I've consistently said, there are those who, etc.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (BHl9S)

Agreed. The only times he appears smooth is when he has a nice simple speech that he has given forty or fifty times so that he can do that soaring up and down preaching voice--provided he is well rested and properly medicated with enough uppers to be charming and enough downers to not juump off the stage. If you analyze his "best" speech, they have the cadence of the best Black preachers doing that hypnotic call/answer rhythm found in Black churches.

Obama is a tent revival carnival act.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:47 AM (kXoT0)

405 @393 Most trannies are basically perverts that get off imagining themselves as women. I remember reading a piece by some psychologist who was an expert on this before tranny's became a PC civil rights thing. He divided them into two groups, those who really had some problem where they though they were female, and then all the rest, who were just the perverts. He said you basically could tell the difference by just looking at them. "Treating" them did not consist in indulging their fantasy.
--------------

John Hopkins ran a piece a few years ago basically saying, "We don't perform gender reassignment surgery, because in the vast majority of cases the people suffering from the mental issues that lead to wanting the surgery recover from those issues without the surgery within a few years."

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 12:47 AM (aIiFP)

406 Kennedy was such a genius Germany contacted the NSA and told them they regarded him a security risk.


Posted by: Ralph at December 24, 2015 12:47 AM (l5u9H)

407 398
Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)

Are you okay?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:45 AM (BHl9S)

Thanks for axing. Just depressed. I really hate all the stuff.
The older I get the less excited about it I am.


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:47 AM (jJRIy)

408 Paused partway through reading the post to see how much more there was, and... wow. I thought "overnight" referred to the comments, but the post is going to take me that long.

Nice one, so far, Maet. Thanks.

"...the mailed fist can be directly revealed...."

I'm thinking their obviousness will become self-defeating, but I'm a hopeless optimist... on alternate Wednesdays.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wow at December 24, 2015 12:48 AM (ACs58)

409 253 Win10 is Microsoft embracing the "everything is spyware" Android business model.

Can you explain what that means?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:04 AM (kpqmD)




Everything in Android pays for itself by selling user information. So, every time you play Candy Crush, Candy Crush's programmers collect something about you -- like "user XYZ was at location L playing Candy Crush" -- and sells it , hopefully as many times as possible. That's how they get the money to give you "free" stuff.



Karl Denninger writes about it here -- https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=230924 -- which helps explain why I've never owned a "smart phone".....and likely why my dumb phone was disabled with a "software update" when I crossed an international border with it.



He further ties this into Win10 at https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=230926 -- but Win8 was a dress-rehearsal.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:48 AM (EzgxV)

410 andycanuck
Maybe it's what all the cool kids are into. I think to be a true rebel, or punk if you will is coming out as a conservative Christian.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:49 AM (BHl9S)

411 401


390 Someone tell why I should not blow off sons and bitch wives?



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)



They'll sell your bedding to the ragman?

Posted by: eman at December 24, 2015 12:46 AM (MQEz6)

Ha Ha.
I sent them an email last week. Dad is dead week, come pick out what you want.

I am selling house and closing down.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:50 AM (jJRIy)

412 Someone tell why I should not blow off sons and bitch wives?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)

****

No idea what's up, but I suggest waiting until after a nights sleep to make that call.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 12:51 AM (YLidQ)

413 177 I drove through Nashville on the freeway 13 years ago, so I know everything there is to know about Nashville.
But seriously...I know no city shows it's best side from a freeway but....
Yeah...I'll let everyone else have Nashville.
Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2015 11:49 PM (qUNWi)

It's a hellhole I tell you, an irredeemable hole to hell in city form. :-)


Posted by: Maetenloch at December 23, 2015 11:51 PM (wqVD1)

For some reason I find it highly amusing that Music City has an NHL team.

Posted by: Blano's in Texas but still says go Red Wings!! at December 24, 2015 12:51 AM (C3E0x)

414 Now, a big heavy machine gun on full auto, that's something else, but a small rifle, is there ever any real use?


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (dvuhZ)


No use at all.

Posted by: Ammunition Manufacturer, perusing yacht catalog. at December 24, 2015 12:51 AM (UsLZp)

415 CaliGirl yeah I am going to make brownies.
Nip Sip don't go if you don't want to.
anyway good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at December 24, 2015 12:51 AM (uZNvH)

416 That's it for me for tonight. Auf Wu-edersehen, everybody.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:52 AM (DLIIY)

417 Kennedy was such a genius Germany contacted the NSA and told them they regarded him a security risk.

Posted by: Ralph at December 24, 2015 12:47 AM (l5u9H)


Kennedy was great for German security - he got the Soviets to put up the Berlin Wall! Didn't cost West Germany a dime!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 24, 2015 12:52 AM (zc3Db)

418 Walls don't work!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2015 12:52 AM (DLIIY)

419 No idea what's up, but I suggest waiting until after a nights sleep to make that call.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 12:51 AM (YLidQ)

Good advice.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:53 AM (jJRIy)

420 Barky is one of the only ones who has given very concrete evidence of his IQ to go on and it hovers somewhere around the mid-80s.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 24, 2015 12:45 AM (zc3Db)

As Rush always says about the not too bright--a room temperature IQ.

Yes, to the previous poster, Nixon was a brilliant man, deeply and critically flawed, but, brilliant.

Clinton is more charming and shrewd than intelligent and his political instincts are razor sharp. A lot of Hillary's chances hinge on just how much he really is in her corner. I don't think he wants her to be POTUS, he's got all the money he will ever need, he's reached elder statesman status, he has a mistress that seems to be able to stay under the radar and out of trouble. He gains absolutely nothing from her winning except going from being a popular President to First Gentleman and an asterisk in the history books about his wife.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:53 AM (kXoT0)

421 291 262 This why when I pound vodka drinks like they are coors light, I'm really drunk.

Posted by: CaliGirl

Depends. Coors Light is one of those ~3.5% beers, so a one ounce shot of vodka in a 12 ounce glass full of ice and mixer is roughly equivalent in strength.

Now if you are using a 1.5 ounce shotglass, yep, 50% moar active ingredient.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2015 12:13 AM (gyKtp)



In many states, 3.2% alcohol was the cutoff for "small beer", which could be purchased at 18 -- rather than regular brews, which could only be purchased at 21. This lead to the standard American lager (Coors, Bud, Miller, etc.) being 3.2% alcohol in order to be sold with the least restriction.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

422 Nip Sip
Hang in there, I get sad around this time of year as well. I think a lot of people do. It is to be expected.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:53 AM (BHl9S)

423 I think I am with everyone. Night all and God Bless the horde.


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:54 AM (jJRIy)

424 Traditional Laplander Reindeer Castration

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fftnExG-WFg


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 23, 2015 11:22 PM (kdS6q)


OK, there was a poem. Or metrical recitation, you name it. "The Night of the King's Castration".

"But what about the Princess?" cried the crowd. "Fuck the Princess" said the King. And a thousand loyal subjects were trampled in the rush.

Goes on and on like that. Anyone here have the full text?

Posted by: Ammunition Manufacturer, perusing yacht catalog. at December 24, 2015 12:56 AM (UsLZp)

425 " The only times he appears smooth is when he has a nice simple speech that he has given forty or fifty times so that he can do that soaring up and down preaching voice--provided he is well rested and properly medicated with enough uppers to be charming and enough downers to not juump off the stage."

Basically, it's like saying an actor is a genius because he can convincingly recite someone else's lines. And because they have good voices.

I'm convinced that Sarah Palin could have stood on stage and explained the theory of relativity and it wouldn't have mattered because of her voice and accent. I know even fairly conservative people who found her voice so grating they couldn't get past that to consider anything she had to say.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 12:56 AM (P8951)

426 422
Nip Sip

Hang in there, I get sad around this time of year as well. I think a lot of people do. It is to be expected.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 12:53 AM (BHl9S)

You are right.

Power through!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:56 AM (jJRIy)

427 Someone tell why I should not blow off sons and bitch wives?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)

****

No idea what's up, but I suggest waiting until after a nights sleep to make that call.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 12:51 AM (YLidQ)

something about haste and regrets

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 12:57 AM (ZKlDy)

428
M14 on full auto is nearly uncontrollable (bad muzzle rise) unless it's on a bipod.

Then you have only a 20 round mag, so you're changing out constantly. The 30 round mags extend too far and contact the ground,so that's a waste.


Posted by: irongrampa at December 24, 2015 12:57 AM (jeCnD)

429 Someone tell why I should not blow off sons and bitch wives?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 12:42 AM (jJRIy)

Christmas is a very hard time of year and it is a bad time to be dealing with difficult offspring and/or their spouses. If you were close, I would invite you over to my house since I am alone this Christmas. I can tell you this, now that all the people I dreaded spending time with at the holiday are gone, I would give a lot for one more holiday with them.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:58 AM (kXoT0)

430 Their number one dumbest president is Grant? The general who won the civil war?

I also note they imply that Eisenhower was middle of the road. He could sit down at a desk with a text in Greek and translate it into Latin with one hand and English with the other. At the same time.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at December 24, 2015 12:58 AM (GYBL0)

431 How could one possibly carry enough magazines to make full auto useful?

Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade at December 24, 2015 12:59 AM (cmBvC)

432 When I'm elected, I'll be the smartest man to ever hold the office. My IQ is Yuuuuuge. It's like 300, maybe a thousand. Also, the longest schlonged president, too. It's like 12 inches. As my doctor.

Posted by: Teh Donald at December 24, 2015 12:59 AM (dvuhZ)

433 I can tell you this, now that all the people I dreaded spending time with at the holiday are gone, I would give a lot for one more holiday with them.
Sherry
This is it in a nutshell.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 01:00 AM (BHl9S)

434 I can tell you this, now that all the people I dreaded spending time with at the holiday are gone, I would give a lot for one more holiday with them.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:58 AM (kXoT0)

i'm sorry Sherry.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:00 AM (ZKlDy)

435 is there a full moon out side? it seems like a sad time for many.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:01 AM (ZKlDy)

436 Wasn't Eisenhower president of Columbia University when they drafted him for president?


Posted by: Ralph at December 24, 2015 01:01 AM (l5u9H)

437 @ 431


YOU can't, but the guy humping ammo for you can.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 24, 2015 01:02 AM (jeCnD)

438 Christmas is a very hard time of year and it is a bad time to be dealing with difficult offspring and/or their spouses. If you were close, I would invite you over to my house since I am alone this Christmas. I can tell you this, now that all the people I dreaded spending time with at the holiday are gone, I would give a lot for one more holiday with them.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:58 AM (kXoT0)

*****

Yep! I am alone this year as well. Those crazy ass people that I used to travel to see are no longer with us.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:02 AM (YLidQ)

439 is there a full moon out side? it seems like a sad time for many.
Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:01 AM (ZKlDy)

It's waxing. On Christmas, it will be full and then that won't happen again for another 71 years.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:02 AM (kXoT0)

440
Rather than shut down school districts that are not above average, why not expel students who are not above average at the end of each marking period?

The concept of an asymptotic approach to zero might sink into heads too dense to grasp it otherwise.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at December 24, 2015 01:03 AM (BK3ZS)

441 nope full moon is tomorrow

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:04 AM (ZKlDy)

442 I have breaking news alert 25 dead 107 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital Fire. I wonder if it's terrorism?

Posted by: Carol at December 23, 2015 11:38 PM (sj3Ax)


Could just be incompetence. Muslims are good at that.

Posted by: Ammunition Manufacturer, perusing yacht catalog. at December 24, 2015 01:04 AM (UsLZp)

443 is there a full moon out side? it seems like a sad time for many.
Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:01 AM (ZKlDy)

****

The Christmas Season has always been a sad time for a small percentage of people who are alone.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:04 AM (YLidQ)

444
you are such a slongn!!

Posted by: us or them at December 24, 2015 01:04 AM (tQ6GS)

445 430 Their number one dumbest president is Grant? The general who won the civil war?

And the general who wrote a great autobiography - and he really did write it, unlike all the modern pols who employ ghost writers. This idiot prof seems to confuse intelligence with polish or glibness.

434 I can tell you this, now that all the people I dreaded spending time with at the holiday are gone, I would give a lot for one more holiday with them.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 12:58 AM (kXoT0)

Yes.

This.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (P8951)

446 Hillary's IQ is 280.

But 180 of that is dedicated to "Horrible".

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (qUNWi)

447 Time for the old folk.

May your Christmas exceed your fondest expectations, good people.

And always remember, we are Americans, so now more so than ever, the head is held HIGH.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (jeCnD)

448 I am sorry for all of you that are missing folks at Christmas. My fiance's death earlier this month has just about leveled me. I don't say that to elicit pity, I am just stating a fact. I find that it is taking every ounce of good manners and courtesy Mama gave me to endure all the casual seanson' greeting since he passed.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (kXoT0)

449 How could one possibly carry enough magazines to make full auto useful?



Posted by: Edmund Burke's Shade at December 24, 2015 12:59 AM


You don't have to use it like that all the time. But, in any event, it can be a matter of priority. Priority 1 = ammo. Priority 2 = water... That is all.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 01:06 AM (EWg9n)

450 Sherry uh hmm, just looked it up I'm sorry honey , i would invite you here but i'm not doing my normal holidays this season. however if you want to just hang out and drink wine, watch old english flicks and eat strawberries hot cocoa and whatever we can scrounge up, i'm there.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:07 AM (ZKlDy)

451 mrs smelly bits

Posted by: friendly elf at December 24, 2015 01:08 AM (tQ6GS)

452 TY, Willow, that's very sweet.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:09 AM (kXoT0)

453 I am sorry for all of you that are missing folks at Christmas. My fiance's death earlier this month has just about leveled me. I don't say that to elicit pity, I am just stating a fact. I find that it is taking every ounce of good manners and courtesy Mama gave me to endure all the casual seanson' greeting since he passed.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (kXoT0)

*****

I can't even begin to imagine, Sherry. Be well, and please come here to talk when you need to.

The advice will be worth every penny you pay for it.

I have never seen a more solid online Community. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:09 AM (YLidQ)

454 The Christmas Season has always been a sad time for a small percentage of people who are alone.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:04 AM (YLidQ)
yeah holydays with feelings of bereftness isn't a good mix.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:09 AM (ZKlDy)

455 nope full moon is tomorrow

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:04 AM (ZKlDy)


That's when Santa comes... HOLY S**T, SANTA IS A WERWOLF!

Posted by: The WerHat at December 24, 2015 01:09 AM (Z8xbi)

456 Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (kXoT0)

Understood. I lost a sister and a brother around the holidays, different years, and it does change your perspective. Hugs to you. It will get better.

Posted by: April at December 24, 2015 01:10 AM (79ZSg)

457 dna (proves it all)

Posted by: criminal slats at December 24, 2015 01:10 AM (tQ6GS)

458 Be well, and please come here to talk when you need to.

The advice will be worth every penny you pay for it.

I have never seen a more solid online Community. Be well.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:09 AM (YLidQ)

I will probably be around unless I've cried my eyes swollen shut again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:11 AM (kXoT0)

459 there is very few of us left

Posted by: honeset brokers at December 24, 2015 01:11 AM (tQ6GS)

460 Where does Santa get all that stuff, man?

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:11 AM (qUNWi)

461 Don't take this as pity, Sherry. It's not meant to be - just empathy, since I've lost dear ones as well. You and your late fiance will be in my prayers tonight. So will other members of the horde who are facing a difficult or lonely holiday season.

Goodnight.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 01:12 AM (P8951)

462 Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 01:12 AM (BHl9S)

463 global warming is a hoax!!!!!

Posted by: false gods at December 24, 2015 01:12 AM (tQ6GS)

464 I will probably be around unless I've cried my eyes swollen shut again.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:11 AM (kXoT0

hugs-kisses and love , can i entice you with this wine?

and strawberry and chocolate and whipped cream, and maybe this cheese and crackers?

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:13 AM (ZKlDy)

465 yeah holydays with feelings of bereftness isn't a good mix.
Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:09 AM (ZKlDy)

*****

Yeah, if you are feeling way down already the additional seasonal expectation to be cheery and positive can be a hammer blow.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:13 AM (YLidQ)

466 *sniff sniff*

Hi, Ira.

Posted by: DC in River City has a machine gun. Ho, ho ho at December 24, 2015 01:13 AM (e+1S5)

467 464, Sure, you can always entice me with cheese. I picked up some different kinds at the grocery store today to have.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:14 AM (kXoT0)

468 The notion that you can derive IQ from someone's writings is BS to begin with.
Okay, if the literature is VERY bad --- say, something like Obama's poem or Michelle's college thesis --- it may HINT at a lack of intelligence, but it doesn't pinpoint anything.

Anyone who has read Grant's memoirs (which he actually wrote himself) knows he was an intelligent man. How they get a low IQ from that I don't know.

And what do you do with fakes like JFK and Obama, whose works were ghost-written? Aren't they just guessing at the IQs of Ted Sorenson and Bill Ayers?

Bah humbug!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 24, 2015 01:14 AM (T/5A0)

469 Yeah, if you are feeling way down already the additional seasonal expectation to be cheery and positive can be a hammer blow.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:13 AM (YLidQ),
yes

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:15 AM (ZKlDy)

470 global warming is a hoax!!!!!

I certainly hope not.

Seriously. It's like 70 freakin degrees outside at 1:20 AM in Knoxville.

I love it.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:15 AM (qUNWi)

471 Yes, I may still go with that strong spirits and men of loose character thing I mentioned the other night on the ONT. Remember: you were warned.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:15 AM (kXoT0)

472 Sure, you can always entice me with cheese. I picked up some different kinds at the grocery store today to have.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:14 AM (kXoT0)

see! cheese is one of the best things created, although who in the heck decided ... Hey i'll just take this old milk curdles and hardened and take bite?

some people are much braver than i

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:16 AM (ZKlDy)

473 I will probably be around unless I've cried my eyes swollen shut again.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:11 AM (kXoT0)

****

I hear you, and I hope you decide to let us help you talk it out.

Be well, and Merry Christmas.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:16 AM (YLidQ)

474 Did someone say cheese?? ;-)

Love Sonoma Jack's habanero jack cheese. Just the right amount of spicy bite.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 01:17 AM (ntObR)

475 Yes, I may still go with that strong spirits and men of loose character thing I mentioned the other night on the ONT. Remember: you were warned.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:15 AM (kXoT0)

both can be good recovdery tools or at least keep your mental lights on.

find a safe space and goforit

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:18 AM (ZKlDy)

476 M14 on full auto is nearly uncontrollable (bad muzzle rise) unless it's on a bipod.


Then you have only a 20 round mag, so you're changing out constantly.
The 30 round mags extend too far and contact the ground,so that's a
waste.




Posted by: irongrampa at December 24, 2015 12:57 AM



True. In a pinch, though... It can help until you can grab an AK. Just saying. Good rifle the M14.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 01:18 AM (EWg9n)

477 Yep! I am alone this year as well. Those crazy ass people that I used to travel to see are no longer with us.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:02 AM (YLidQ)

Alone AND have to work the next few nights.

Posted by: Blano's in Texas but still says go Red Wings!! at December 24, 2015 01:18 AM (C3E0x)

478 Whether full auto is useful or not depends on a couple things.

One is how close is your ammo supply in time and/or location.

Another is if your point has been napping and you find yourself having sprung an ambush right in your face then the only thing to do is push on through and this is where a "mad minute" comes in. You fire everything you got in every direction (because you're surrounded) so as to keep heads down while you beat feet.

And then there's desperation in a fixed position being assaulted. If things are looking real bad and this looks to be the end, then yeah blow it all off. What have you got to lose?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 24, 2015 01:18 AM (Xo1Rt)

479 So, I come back.


The Horde is in a bad mood.



Let's forget that asshole is president.



That will help

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:19 AM (jJRIy)

480 Brianna Banks > Brianna Wu

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 24, 2015 12:15 AM (kpqmD)


Wu who?

Posted by: Ammunition Manufacturer, perusing yacht catalog. at December 24, 2015 01:19 AM (UsLZp)

481 Whether full auto is useful or not depends on a couple things.

One is how close is your ammo supply in time and/or location.

Another
is if your point has been napping and you find yourself having sprung
an ambush right in your face then the only thing to do is push on
through and this is where a "mad minute" comes in. You fire everything
you got in every direction (because you're surrounded) so as to keep
heads down while you beat feet.

And then there's desperation in a
fixed position being assaulted. If things are looking real bad and this
looks to be the end, then yeah blow it all off. What have you got to
lose?




Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 24, 2015 01:18 AM



Mister Clinger gets it.


Posted by: otho at December 24, 2015 01:20 AM (EWg9n)

482 Alone AND have to work the next few nights.
Posted by: Blano's in Texas but still says go Red Wings!! at December 24, 2015 01:18 AM (C3E0x)

*****

Sorry, man. I am off and would frankly rather be working.

This is the one time of year anyone will hear me say that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:20 AM (YLidQ)

483 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 24, 2015 01:14 AM (T/5A0)

As I said, the authors confuse polish and/or formal schooling with intelligence. Grant was a genuinely gifted writer and a brilliant general, but he was a rough hewn guy from Galena Illinois so (according to their logic) how smart could he be compared to smooth, gilb talkers like JFK and Clinton and Obama?

They probably granted an extra 10 IQ points or so if the president had attended an Ivy.

All surface, no substance.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 01:23 AM (P8951)

484 @468
And what do you do with fakes like JFK and Obama, whose works were ghost-written? Aren't they just guessing at the IQs of Ted Sorenson and Bill Ayers?
--------------------

iirc, the general belief is that Obama's first autobiography was written by Obama himself. It was only the second one that was written by Ayes (insert comment about people who have more than one autobiography).

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 01:23 AM (aIiFP)

485 Well I'm gonna go have one more drink and call it a night. See y'all tomorrow night.

Posted by: Blano at December 24, 2015 01:23 AM (C3E0x)

486 aww Man.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (ZKlDy)

487 I am sorry for all of you that are missing folks at
Christmas. My fiance's death earlier this month has just about leveled
me. I don't say that to elicit pity, I am just stating a fact. I find
that it is taking every ounce of good manners and courtesy Mama gave me
to endure all the casual seanson' greeting since he passed.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:05 AM (kXoT0)


Thoughts and Prayers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (Z8xbi)

488 Be dubious of claims of IQ's over 200, even 160. Most tests have a maximum score, and that maximum means only some small fraction of the population will achieve that perfect score. 200 is about the limit, I think.

Anything above that is hard to measure with any meaning at all, although you will see claims of it based on tests trying to get into this high range. For example, if you're over the top 99.9999% of the population vs 99.99999%, how do you tell the difference? The sample is so small, nothing can be calibrated accurately.

For example, there's been a few claims of IQs over 300. These guys learned to speak fluently by 3 years old, were speaking, hell, 10+ languages by the time they were teenagers, and taking college level courses at age 12 and crap like that.

At that level, you're so far in the tails of the Gaussian, that there is no accurate way to even gauge it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (dvuhZ)

489 Blano, be well.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (ZKlDy)

490 The Horde is in a bad mood.
Let's forget that asshole is president.
That will help
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:19 AM (jJRIy)

*****

The word is "Maudlin".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (YLidQ)

491 485
Well I'm gonna go have one more drink and call it a night. See y'all tomorrow night.

Posted by: Blano at December 24, 2015 01:23 AM (C3E0x)

Well, shit, I'll join you.
Don't drink alone.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (jJRIy)

492 Don't drink alone.
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:24 AM (jJRIy)

*****

I'm in.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:26 AM (YLidQ)

493 President summa choom laude (the guy who can't even resist bragging about a meaningful bowel movement) is so smart that he has gone to extraordinary lengths to bury all of his academic records, lest we mere mortals destroy ourselves with a knowledge we could never hope to comprehend.

Posted by: makes perfect sense at December 24, 2015 01:26 AM (H9MG5)

494 sherry i do great massages. it's a weird gift i didn't realize i had, but i can help others to sleep, unfortunately i can't make myself sleep.
so strawberries , wine, crackers and cheese and sleep!

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:27 AM (ZKlDy)

495 Sherry, you have friends here. Our prayers are with you. I hope you find peace.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:28 AM (RU5ki)

496 Okay, friends, piping-hot fresh from the Mindful Webworkshop, a short but sour little Christmas ditty I wrote in 1991 and finally got around to recording today.

The Terrible Christmas Song (40sec video)
http://bit.ly/terrible-christmas-song

And with that, I wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve as I fold myself up and insert myself in bed.

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - songsmithy at December 24, 2015 01:28 AM (ACs58)

497 Just got back inside from setting up the sensor part of my Christmas present for Dad. He gets a little geeky about the weather. So this new toy will tell him wind speed, direction, temp indoors/out and measures inches of rain. Hope the neighbors weren't to freaked out with the headlamp guy out by the shed and that he doesn't need to go anywhere tomorrow.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 24, 2015 01:28 AM (wHX4r)

498 sherry i do great massages. it's a weird gift i didn't realize i had, but i can help others to sleep, unfortunately i can't make myself sleep.
so strawberries , wine, crackers and cheese and sleep!
Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:27 AM (ZKlDy)

***

Cool! That nerve bundle in upper left shoulder has been actin' up. Thoughts?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:29 AM (YLidQ)

499 I didn't get my Fruit Basket.

Posted by: Garrett at December 24, 2015 01:30 AM (jAOO5)

500 I didn't get my Fruit Basket.

Posted by: Garrett at December 24, 2015 01:30 AM (jAOO5)

****

#twoweeks

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:31 AM (YLidQ)

501 I didn't get my Fruit Basket.

They didn't even tell me there was a fruit basket.

But you know what?

Wahtever, man.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:32 AM (qUNWi)

502 Goodnight Blano, Merry Christmas!

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 01:32 AM (BHl9S)

503 I didn't get my Fruit Basket.>>>

Could be worse and you did get a Fruitcake.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 24, 2015 01:33 AM (wHX4r)

504 @477 Alone AND have to work the next few nights.
----------------

Tempting, in my situation. At least the second part of it.

The particularly annoying thing about my current unemployment situation is that not only have I gotten precious few interviews while I've been looking for work, but I found out the other day that my former employers rehired the screw-up that was in training when the company had the lay-offs several months ago. I suspect that's because of some additional job duties that he had that I never got trained on (he was taking the place of another employee who carried over some odd job stuff from before he moved to the department). But it's still frustrating, particularly due to how often I had to correct stuff that the trainee did (or more accurately, failed to do) long after he shouldn't have needed further oversight.

Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 01:33 AM (aIiFP)

505 Cool! That nerve bundle in upper left shoulder has been actin' up. Thoughts?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:29 AM (YLidQ)
deep tissue with light massage focused on area moving to middle of back down spine by coccyx and back to neck middle spine, working into higher neck area spine area mainly just massaging until man is bored and falls asleep.
and i'll stop there.

it works!

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:33 AM (ZKlDy)

506 Fruit baskets are for closers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:33 AM (RU5ki)

507 Third prize is, you're fired.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:34 AM (RU5ki)

508 are we moving into fruit cake territory?

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:35 AM (ZKlDy)

509 484 ---iirc, the general belief is that Obama's first autobiography was written by Obama himself. It was only the second one that was written by Ayes (insert comment about people who have more than one autobiography).
Posted by: junior at December 24, 2015 01:23 AM (aIiFP)
-------
Nope. Backwards.
You are correct that textual analysis ---or just a cursory reading, for that matter --- shows that the two books have different authors. Dreams From My Father was almost certainly written by Ayers.

The author of the (vastly inferior) Audacity of Hope is unknown. Obama himself MAY have been the main writer, though I doubt he has the discipline to put together a text of that length. Who knows?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 24, 2015 01:36 AM (T/5A0)

510 Fruit baskets are for closers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:33 AM (RU5ki)


Fruit basket? It's got Brianna Wu in it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2015 01:36 AM (UsLZp)

511 I've got to put my shorts back on soon and take the trash out. In the meantime, I've discovered that the thermostat got reset to 68 and walking through the house feels like swimming in warm soup.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

512 They probably granted an extra 10 IQ points or so if the president had attended an Ivy.

All surface, no substance.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 24, 2015 01:23 AM (P8951)

Unless you are a Republican who went to an IVY league college, you not only get no points, they deduct 30 points.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:37 AM (kXoT0)

513 Fruit basket? It's got Brianna Wu in it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2015 01:36 AM (UsLZp)

dreamers, always dreaming Big

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:38 AM (ZKlDy)

514 deep tissue with light massage focused on area moving to middle of back down spine by coccyx and back to neck middle spine, working into higher neck area spine area mainly just massaging until man is bored and falls asleep.
and i'll stop there.

it works!
Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:33 AM (ZKlDy)

****

I would normally build on this, and make it a thing, but Maudlin.

Look up the word. Basically depressed and boozy. Fits here better than I could have imagined when I grabbed it out of the random thought stream that is my head.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:38 AM (YLidQ)

515 You know what you don't see any more?


Fruit cakes.



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (jJRIy)

516 Hey, if trash day is on Christmas do they just skip a week or do it the next day?

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (qUNWi)

517 Where do I go to get my coccyx massaged?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (RU5ki)

518 yes i know maudlin well, and despair by her first name.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (ZKlDy)

519 Where do I go to get my coccyx massaged?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (RU5ki)

*****

We massage you rong time!

Posted by: Asian Massage Parlors at December 24, 2015 01:41 AM (YLidQ)

520 Cause trash day here is friday.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:41 AM (qUNWi)

521 Gonna call it a night folks. Thanks for the great chat, and Merry Christmas, even/especially if you're alone and/or have to work through the holiday. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2015 01:42 AM (ntObR)

522 I have an internet friend with a college age daughter that has decided she is a boy. The friend announced that the daughter is getting a hysterectomy. They've been giving her testosterone and its damaged the uterus. I just could not deal with the pretense that this mutilation will somehow change her sex. I'd offer to pay for a shrink but not surgeries.

And, while it is tough to deal with holidays after a loved one dies, that's not the hard part. You know those will be tough and you try and brace yourself for it. What is hard are those other times, when grief just sneaks up on you out of the blue. Time makes it easier to deal with but it doesn't go away.

Christmas Eve so everyone will call in to have their internet service fixed, followed by the week when they all want to make it faster. I can hardly wait.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 24, 2015 01:42 AM (Lqy/e)

523 sup all

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 24, 2015 01:43 AM (R5HRU)

524 Cause trash day here is friday.
Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:41 AM (qUNWi)

Here they told us if your trash day is Friday, put it out Thursday. Not stated, but, know to be true, if you're lucky they will be by.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:43 AM (kXoT0)

525 so.
a whole bottle of wine , for not. and not a sleep

how sad is this.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:43 AM (ZKlDy)

526 Nip Sip,

We spent $28 on fruitcake at a local bakery this week. Yes it's harder to find.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 24, 2015 01:43 AM (Lqy/e)

527 yes i know maudlin well, and despair by her first name.
Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (ZKlDy)

*****

I am fortunate enough to only know Maudlin.

I would hate to meet that bitch Despair, though she would hate to meet me as well.

Let us know if what Despair is selling ever looks good before signing on the dotted please, kay?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:45 AM (YLidQ)

528 Here they told us if your trash day is Friday, put it out Thursday. Not stated, but, know to be true, if you're lucky they will be by.

Thank you Sherry.

Now I have to go take out you know what.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 01:45 AM (qUNWi)

529 so i guess my last resort is to vaccuum and mop floors.
wish me luck.. Sherry offer stands, and old english flicks are rather funny. and hugs, im sorry you are doing this year alone without your man, we are here, and we're real.

love willow

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:46 AM (ZKlDy)

530 What was the old joke about fruitcakes? There were only a few ever made and everyone just passed them around at Christmas trying to get rid of them.

I couldn't stand them, by my father loves them. He's about the only one, I think.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 01:46 AM (dvuhZ)

531 516 Hey, if trash day is on Christmas do they just skip a week or do it the next day?

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

If you composted like a responsible planetary citizen you wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:46 AM (RU5ki)

532 You know what you don't see any more?
Fruit cakes.


That's because they threatened zombie with child porn charges if she didn't take down the pictures of their pervert parade.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 01:47 AM (YJmuy)

533 Let us know if what Despair is selling ever looks good before signing on the dotted please, kay?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 01:45 AM (YLidQ)

you definitely never sign if you have a choice


I would hate to meet that bitch Despair, though she would hate to meet me as well.

I like that, keep chin up, and fight the beast.

nite all.

Posted by: willow at December 24, 2015 01:48 AM (ZKlDy)

534 With prices rising I'll have to go long on fruitcake this year.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 24, 2015 01:48 AM (RU5ki)

535 I checked my trash calendar since today (Thursday) is trash day. And
they say the next business day after the holiday is the pickup. so
Monday for the company that does mine if Friday was normal.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 24, 2015 01:48 AM (wHX4r)

536 515 You know what you don't see any more?


Fruit cakes.





Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:39 AM (jJRIy



Anderson Cooper and Shepherd Smith are on TV daily.

Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2015 01:49 AM (zt+N6)

537 #522 That's a pity about that girl. In all this happy slappy transitioning stuff no one talks about the suicide rate. In fact, one noted expert on the subject got in trouble recently for saying that making sexual reassignment surgery the new hot thing, people are ignoring the statistics. That high suicide rate was for people who had done years of counseling, lived as the new sex for two years, and been approved by a committee of doctors. Now, someone says, "Hey, I wanna rearrange my junk and take gallons of hormones that will fight with my DNA for the rest of my life!" and it's on like Donkey Kong with hormones and surgeries.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:49 AM (kXoT0)

538 I need to go to sleep. Willow the wine worked for me. Sherry I'm thinking of you. Nip you hang in there. Good night everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 24, 2015 01:52 AM (BHl9S)

539 I couldn't stand them, by my father loves them. He's about the only one, I think.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 24, 2015 01:46 AM (dvuhZ)

My Mother made wonderful fruitcake. I love that kind. Commercial fruitcake is yucky. I got all the ingredients, but, just couldn't face doing it, maybe I will do that on Christmas Day. I also like mince meat pie.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:52 AM (kXoT0)

540 Sleep well and dream only happy dreams, CaliGirl.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:53 AM (kXoT0)

541 Just ordered Claxton Fruit cake $35!!


https://www.claxtonfruitcake.com/

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:55 AM (jJRIy)

542 https://www.claxtonfruitcake.com/
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:55 AM (jJRIy)

Have you had it before? Is it good? It costs more than that to make one.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:59 AM (kXoT0)

543 Have you had it before? Is it good? It costs more than that to make one.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:59 AM (kXoT0)

*****

They make it up on volume.

*Rimshot*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 02:00 AM (YLidQ)

544 They make it up on volume.

*Rimshot*
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 02:00 AM (YLidQ)

Probably, it has almonds, so I can't try one. Sigh.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 02:02 AM (kXoT0)

545 Well...trash is out.

To be collected in a couple hours ....or Monday apparently.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:03 AM (qUNWi)

546 G'night everyone.

It's after midnight local, so happy birthday to me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 02:04 AM (YJmuy)

547 Happy Birthday BB.

Merry Christmas.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:04 AM (qUNWi)

548 There were only a few ever made and everyone just passed them around at Christmas trying to get rid of them.
---
I'm going to characterize fruitcake as an 'arm'

Posted by: Methos, thinking way, way upthread at December 24, 2015 02:05 AM (ZbV+0)

549 It's after midnight local, so happy birthday to me.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2015 02:04 AM (YJmuy)

******

Night, and Happy Birthday! Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 02:05 AM (YLidQ)

550 542 https://www.claxtonfruitcake.com/
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 24, 2015 01:55 AM (jJRIy)

Have you had it before? Is it good? It costs more than that to make one.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 24, 2015 01:59 AM (kXoT0)




Could be worse.....the fiancee's family is very British. She does Christmas puddings made with suet. Traditionally, they are drenched with flammable liquids and set alight before eating.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:06 AM (EzgxV)

551 Greetings late night morons!

Can't sleep, so figured I'd be non-productive.

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:06 AM (tfM+W)

552 Greetings late night morons!

Can't sleep, so figured I'd be non-productive.
Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:06 AM (tfM+W)

*****

This is a person who knows how to target their time. Well played.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 02:08 AM (YLidQ)

553 Hi USA. I took out my garbage.

What you got?

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:09 AM (qUNWi)

554 Probably, it has almonds, so I can't try one. Sigh.

Walnuts.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:10 AM (qUNWi)

555 http://tinyurl.com/mydyzgj

Very interesting documentary about evolution.

In case you're interested.

Unlocking the Mystery of Life.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:14 AM (qUNWi)

556 553 Hi USA. I took out my garbage.

What you got?
Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:09 AM (qUNWi)

Just found the Old Fashioned Pound Cake from Costco. So I got a few 1000 calories working for me.

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:17 AM (tfM+W)

557 Hey you guys. Anyone still up?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:17 AM (2x3L+)

558 Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:17 AM (2x3L+)

Want some cake?

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:20 AM (tfM+W)

559 Hey you guys. Anyone still up?
Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:17 AM (2x3L+)

****

Yeah, unfortunately. Welcome!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 02:20 AM (YLidQ)

560 Allow me to retract that. Gone. Night all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 24, 2015 02:24 AM (YLidQ)

561 Hey you guys. Anyone still up?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:17 AM (2x3L+)


How YOU doin'....

Posted by: Typical Internet Perv at December 24, 2015 02:25 AM (Z8xbi)

562 Hi MWNP and USA!

Christmas this year will be the worst. I just got home from a funeral.

Not so cheerful or festive.

How about you guys? I hope you're having a so-far better Christmas than me.



Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:27 AM (2x3L+)

563 I'll be cooking a standing rib roast tomorrow for the family with a creole corn pudding and mashed potatoes. Ms. USA likes the rib roast and I like to make her happy.

A bit early to say it, but Merry Christmas eve to all!

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:29 AM (tfM+W)

564 Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:27 AM (2x3L+)

Sorry to hear that. What part of the country are you in?

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:31 AM (tfM+W)

565 562 Hi MWNP and USA!

Christmas this year will be the worst. I just got home from a funeral.

Not so cheerful or festive.

How about you guys? I hope you're having a so-far better Christmas than me.



Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:27 AM (2x3L+)




Sorry to hear. The high point for my evening is that I have yet to put the trash out.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

566 Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

Don't let your evening peak too early. Save the trash run for when your party slows down a bit.

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:34 AM (tfM+W)

567 lol

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:36 AM (qUNWi)

568 http://tinyurl.com/qclfb29

Barbara Bonney

Ave Maria

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 02:48 AM (qUNWi)

569 I'm so virtuous....trash is out and I even remembered the greenwaste.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

570 To our loved ones who have passed

*drink*

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 24, 2015 02:52 AM (044Fx)

571 566 Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

Don't let your evening peak too early. Save the trash run for when your party slows down a bit.

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:34 AM (tfM+W)



It's all downhill from here.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

572 564 Posted by: L, Elle at December 24, 2015 02:27 AM (2x3L+)

Sorry to hear that. What part of the country are you in?

Posted by: USA at December 24, 2015 02:31 AM (tfM+W)



Y'know, there's someone else with a three-letter nic who is always interested in figuring out where people are.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:04 AM (EzgxV)

573 Evening, all.

Merry Christmas, and whatnot.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:04 AM (RXfvh)

574 It's all downhill from here.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 02:54 AM (EzgxV)


*sips rum not used to marinate the mincemeat*

Posted by: The Unminced Hat at December 24, 2015 03:05 AM (Z8xbi)

575 573 Evening, all.

Merry Christmas, and whatnot.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:04 AM (RXfvh)



Are you playing any specifically Christmas gigs this year?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

576 Let's see, about six down so far, a mix of concerts and church services, and one more tomorrow night before I can clear out and drive.

Christmas season and Easter are big moneymakers for gigging musicians.

We just need lots of wine to make it through. Although, this evening's beer worked pretty well too.

The really hard part is finding enough lathe time to finish the Christmas presents between gigs...

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:14 AM (RXfvh)

577 So, one of the Xmas traditions involves an inflatable airplane decoration with Santa, an elf, a raindeer, and something else. we have a low hedge of star jasmine around the property, so it's elevated on boxes from the day we put the lights up, but is clearly taxiing. On Xmas eve, we elevate it further to show that the Santa express is in flight.



So, hopefully, I will not fall off a ladder or electrocute myself with the airplane tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:16 AM (EzgxV)

578 576 Let's see, about six down so far, a mix of concerts and church services, and one more tomorrow night before I can clear out and drive.

Christmas season and Easter are big moneymakers for gigging musicians.

We just need lots of wine to make it through. Although, this evening's beer worked pretty well too.

The really hard part is finding enough lathe time to finish the Christmas presents between gigs...

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:14 AM (RXfvh)



What are you making on your lathe for muggles? I thought it was mainly for conductors.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:24 AM (EzgxV)

579 Night all.

Here is "Betty Ford's Cllinic" by Lawnmower Deth:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 24, 2015 03:25 AM (Z8xbi)

580 This year, bottle stoppers and corkscrews. Small, inexpensive, personal, and unique is a nice combination.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:30 AM (RXfvh)

581 http://tinyurl.com/c2ggwot

Pachelbel.

Canon in D Major.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:32 AM (qUNWi)

582 580 This year, bottle stoppers and corkscrews. Small, inexpensive, personal, and unique is a nice combination.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:30 AM (RXfvh)




Nice. Metal or wood?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:32 AM (EzgxV)

583 Metal kits, wood turnings. Random exotics from the stash.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:36 AM (RXfvh)

584 Happy-ish Christmas Eve Morn, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 24, 2015 03:36 AM (AoK0a)

585
581 http://tinyurl.com/c2ggwot

Pachelbel.

Canon in D Major.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:32 AM (qUNWi)




AKA, every song, ever -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPLp_gInC-o

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:40 AM (EzgxV)

586 At weddings, I like to threaten to start Pachelbel's canon in the wrong key, or in asymmetric time signatures.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:49 AM (RXfvh)

587 Haven't yet had any takers, though.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:49 AM (RXfvh)

588 Anyway, I am done for the night. Lathe work is better when it is preceded by sufficient sleep.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:50 AM (RXfvh)

589 I like it.

I think it's nice.

Just thought maybe we should start to celebrate western culture in it's twilight years.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:53 AM (qUNWi)

590 586 At weddings, I like to threaten to start Pachelbel's canon in the wrong key, or in asymmetric time signatures.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:49 AM (RXfvh)



Oooh....Pachelbel's Canon in 9/8 might actually get interesting.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:53 AM (EzgxV)

591 Try to remember all the good things that are being thrown away for the sake of some temporary security and some loot in some politicians pockets.

Ya know.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:54 AM (qUNWi)

592 But whatevs...

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:55 AM (qUNWi)

593 588 Anyway, I am done for the night. Lathe work is better when it is preceded by sufficient sleep.

Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:50 AM (RXfvh)



Lathes are right up there as devices that want to mess you up. They are a big step down from table saws, which are exceedingly bloodthirsty, but not nearly as safe as a drill press or scroll saw. They're a smidge more vicious than a miter saw.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

594 http://tinyurl.com/ctxao7t

Here's Mozart's Requiem in D Minor.

I think it's the perfect soundtrack for the west right now.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:58 AM (qUNWi)

595 591 Try to remember all the good things that are being thrown away for the sake of some temporary security and some loot in some politicians pockets.

Ya know.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 03:54 AM (qUNWi)



Privacy, freedom, financial rewards going to those who innovate, the ability to advance financially without cronyism?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 03:59 AM (EzgxV)

596 Despair? Perhaps prayer.

Posted by: william at December 24, 2015 04:15 AM (cwAFZ)

597 "Despair? Perhaps prayer."

Despair is in vogue these days. Please don't mellow anyone's harsh.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 04:19 AM (WVsWD)

598 596 Despair? Perhaps prayer.

Posted by: william at December 24, 2015 04:15 AM (cwAFZ)




....and where are you from?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2015 04:21 AM (EzgxV)

599 I live in upstate NY near PA border.

Posted by: william at December 24, 2015 04:25 AM (cwAFZ)

600 Do you have any Snow? We could use about 3 inches here. Nice wet stuff good for a snowball fight.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 04:28 AM (WVsWD)

601 Mornin'.

At this very moment it is 66 degrees, at 4:30 in the morning on Christmas Eve, in Buffalo. Actually, I live northeast of B-lo and it's warmer, about 68 at my place.

Currently in: Buffalo, NY
66°
Feels like 66°

Overcast

Wind 21mph SSW
Humidity 59%
Pressure 29.52"
Visibility 10mi

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 04:31 AM (HMt16)

602 No snow here thankfully. 60 degrees right now. Remember a 65 Christmas day when I was a kid.

Posted by: william at December 24, 2015 04:31 AM (cwAFZ)

603 #590 Oooh....Pachelbel's Canon in 9/8 might actually get interesting.....


Didn't Genesis warn us that 9/8 was the time signature of the Apocalypse?

'Course, that never sounded right to me. Now, 11/8, THAT's a time sig for the Apocalypse.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 04:33 AM (HMt16)

604 "No snow here thankfully."

Bummer. Kids want to have a snowball fight.

Need snow if you want to smack someone upside the head with a snow ball.

The Police frown on rocks for some reason.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 04:35 AM (WVsWD)

605 ugh. Bad line of thunderstorms moving through. Dog woke me up whining.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who should be asleep at December 24, 2015 04:38 AM (n22zQ)

606 We would normally target practice with snowballs trying to maintain baseball accuracy!

Posted by: william at December 24, 2015 04:39 AM (cwAFZ)

607 Test

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 04:41 AM (WVsWD)

608 Despair is in vogue these days. Please don't mellow anyone's harsh.

Sorry. I guess it's all ok.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 04:41 AM (qUNWi)

609 It works. Might as well run with it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 04:41 AM (WVsWD)

610 Sue is windy out. I just watched a giant sheet of plastic blow down the street and come to rest over the hood of my Jeep.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 04:49 AM (HMt16)

611 SURE is windy out.

Sue may be windy too, but I wouldn't want to find out.

Need moar coffee.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 04:50 AM (HMt16)

612 What - Where are you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, who should be asleep at December 24, 2015 04:56 AM (n22zQ)

613 #329, I did C-IED here at Campbell for three years and was at Polk before that. Any armor officer who thinks you can't kill an Abrams with a big enough IED is dangerously retarded. 48th Mech Brigade out of Georgia had a totaled one sitting in the motor pool on BIAP when we showed up to relieve them in '05. Haj dug a big hole, put a thousand pounds of 155 shells in it (so about ten), command wired them, and waited. Nowhere near the only one list that way either.

And Maet, fuck you for telling everyone that middle Tennessee is the place to go. It is already too damn crowded in town. The south side of Clarksville is just a Nashville suburb anyway.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at December 24, 2015 04:59 AM (kapIh)

614 593
588 Anyway, I am done for the night. Lathe work is better when it is preceded by sufficient sleep.



Posted by: Piercello at December 24, 2015 03:50 AM (RXfvh)





Lathes are right up there as devices that want to mess you up. They
are a big step down from table saws, which are exceedingly bloodthirsty,
but not nearly as safe as a drill press or scroll saw. They're a smidge
more vicious than a miter saw.

Posted by: cthulhu

Yeah, just a split second of inattention with any of those tools will maim you. They haven't tagged me yet but its been close. I still have all my digits and hair.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Columbus #twoweeks at December 24, 2015 04:59 AM (4pjhs)

615 Heard some ...bad...things about lathes.

I'll say n'more. Don't want to put the jinx on any of my moron friends.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2015 05:05 AM (qUNWi)

616 Table saws are dangerous but I owe my life to one. It tried to eat my hand, many stitches. Saw my personal doctor to take them out and he reminded me that I hadn't had a pap smear done in years so why not do it now? Ok. Came back Stage 3 cancer - caught just before it metastasized. Surgery corrected the problem - that was about 20 years ago.

Posted by: rabidfox at December 24, 2015 05:16 AM (EW9tX)

617 I have 3 wood lathes, all were my grandfather's. Lots of very sharp tools that can cut you if you touch them wrong, yes, that sharp.

I've had tools snatched out of my hands when I was doing stupid shit I'll never do again trying to remove material to fast from a peice. No damage to anything other than a wall but...

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Columbus #twoweeks at December 24, 2015 05:17 AM (4pjhs)

618 Heh. Trump vs. MFM. Guess who wins.

Like. A. Boss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXeFm0OecKk

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 05:17 AM (HMt16)

619 Patakamania still has not caught on. I has a sadz.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 05:22 AM (WVsWD)

620 No work today
Have a great Christmas eve horde

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 05:40 AM (k0xxN)

621 Wacky Pataki.

Did he really think he had a chance?

I couldn't vote for someone that delusional and egotistic.

(Trump, yeah yeah I know but he at least can claim some evidence.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 24, 2015 05:44 AM (Xo1Rt)

622 "Heard some ...bad...things about lathes."


I wouldn't wear a tie or an un-tucked shirt around one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 05:45 AM (jfGh+)

623 621 Wacky Pataki.
Did he really think he had a chance?
---

I know, right?

Posted by: Jon Huntsman at December 24, 2015 05:50 AM (AfsKp)

624 Quiet here this morning. I guess everyone's sleeeping-off their X-Mas Eve eve.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 06:09 AM (jfGh+)

625 G'morning, all.

I see that B'More clocked in #337 yesterday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 06:20 AM (ptqRm)

626 Hello, VIA, deader than nuclear winter around here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 06:37 AM (jfGh+)

627 "Hello, VIA, deader than nuclear winter around here. "

Deader then the Clinton Marital mattress here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 06:38 AM (ptqRm)

628 >>> Deader then the Clinton Marital mattress here.

It's got a cookie colony that could obliterate mankind.

Posted by: Sidney Blumenthal at December 24, 2015 06:49 AM (AfsKp)

629 Holy crap, it's eerie.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 06:50 AM (jfGh+)

630 Cootie colony. Fuckin autocucumber.

Posted by: Sidney Blumenthal at December 24, 2015 06:50 AM (AfsKp)

631 Clinton and mattress are two words that should not be used together unless you are in brain bleach sales.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 06:52 AM (WVsWD)

632 Weather here this morning looks dark. I'll report more once the sun comes up.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 24, 2015 06:59 AM (NeFrd)

633 Calling for a high of 70, with rain all day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:01 AM (ptqRm)

634 "Yo're mommas ain't here to protect you anymore. "


Just throwing that out. Old Warren Oates from "Strips."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 24, 2015 07:02 AM (jfGh+)

635 I think maybe you should have a bit brighter outlook on things there Muldoon.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 07:02 AM (WVsWD)

636 337?

Pace is slowing down.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 07:03 AM (WVsWD)

637 "Pace is slowing down."

Rain for the last 36 hours, and more rain for today.


Plus, in a rather positive note, the community seems to be responding in a positive way to the Police trials, and insisting on peace.

Perhaps at some point, someone will say "Enough is enough".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:10 AM (ptqRm)

638 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 24, 2015 07:12 AM (KCxzN)

639 "Perhaps at some point, someone will say "Enough is enough"."

Like Ferguson I would suspect that a lot of the trouble comes from outside agitators.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at December 24, 2015 07:12 AM (WVsWD)

640 Lights are on
but you're not home
can't sleep
can't eat


gonna hafta face it you're ah.dick.ted.to blogs

Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 24, 2015 07:13 AM (MjHof)

641 gonna hafta face it you're ah.dick.ted.to blogs

There aint no tittie bars open at 6:00AM CST.

Posted by: Panhandler at December 24, 2015 07:15 AM (ILwW3)

642 "Like Ferguson I would suspect that a lot of the trouble comes from outside agitators."

Without a doubt.


DeRay is absolutely no stranger to the B'More street scene.

Professional shit stirrers, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:16 AM (ptqRm)

643 "There aint no tittie bars open at 6:00AM CST."

Go to the online Yellow Pages and search "24 hour strip club"


Don't ask me how I know this.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:19 AM (ptqRm)

644 LMT?

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 07:34 AM (k0xxN)

645 Nah....maybe a MMT though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:36 AM (ptqRm)

646 "Not a creature was stirring...."

Not even a cob-logger?

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 24, 2015 07:38 AM (z/vax)

647 Mornin' horde.

Gonna be a looooooooong day.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 07:39 AM (fWAjv)

648 Just remember, as an AoSHQ Platinum level member, you get access to the EMT at least thirty minutes before the great unwashed masses.

And a complimentary drink on your birthday at the AoSHQ Gentleman's Club and Ewok Emporium.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:43 AM (ptqRm)

649 Currently 75 here. 91% Humidity. Wind from the south.

Feels like the beach before a hurricane. Not Christmas.

Regardless, Merry Christmas Horde.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 07:45 AM (bPXBn)

650 Plus, in a rather positive note, the community seems
to be responding in a positive way to the Police trials, and insisting
on peace.



Perhaps at some point, someone will say "Enough is enough".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 24, 2015 07:10 AM (ptqRm)

Chicago is busy: 2 men werekilled, and sixother people, including a prominent Chicago
rapper known as King Louie, have beenwounded since midmorning Wednesday
in shootings in Chicago, police said.

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2015 07:46 AM (T3Tpd)

651 Wore shorts to the gym on Christmas Eve morn. Yeah, baby!

My favorite version of my favorite traditional Christmas song. Pure goosebumps.

Lou Christie sings "O Holy Night":

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

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 07:47 AM (HMt16)

652 Currently 49 here, supposedly on the way to 67.

Supposed to be 39 Sunday night. And snowing Tuesday.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 24, 2015 07:49 AM (z/vax)

653 Good thing I slept late and did not get any news links today.


But wifey just told me that there is some kind of virus running around town and both great grand kids have it and her entire bridge club has it so she has been exposed to it.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 07:51 AM (t2KH5)

654 And today is my 34th anniversary.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 07:53 AM (t2KH5)

655 And it is 72F now with a projected high of 77F.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 07:54 AM (t2KH5)

656 And today is my 34th anniversary. Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 07:53 AM

Happy anniversary, Vic!

Insert obligatory "anniversary of what? here.... And obligatory "aren't you leaving off a digit" reference.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 24, 2015 07:55 AM (z/vax)

657 Happy anniversary Vic!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 07:55 AM (fWAjv)

658 Bank clock I just drove by read 66 degrees. TV newsies said we should get into the 70s today.

In western freakin' New York.

This is insane. I love it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 07:56 AM (HMt16)

659 remember when the Austin neighborhood was a tidy place of hard-working
middle class families. People there were terrified when the
neighborhood began changing. Violent and property crime, something rare
there, began to spike. The long-time white residents, mostly of
European descent, were labeled as racist when they protested. They were
told to relax and give change a chance.



Look at Austin today. It's barely recognizable. This isn't a matter of skin. It's a matter of fundamental human values.

Comment in Chicago Tribune...Talking to a relative yesterday, He would say the same thing about the neighborhood he grew up in Baltimore!

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2015 07:57 AM (T3Tpd)

660 Congratulations to Vic and Mrs. Vic. And thanks for VNN this year,

Posted by: Sanfranpsycho at December 24, 2015 07:57 AM (Vv/Pc)

661 When was your wife exposed, Vic?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 24, 2015 07:58 AM (iQIUe)

662 656 Insert obligatory "anniversary of what? here.... And obligatory "aren't you leaving off a digit" reference.


Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 24, 2015 07:55 AM (z/vax)


34 years of wedded bliss.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 07:59 AM (t2KH5)

663 Technically it's overnight somewhere in the US

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 08:00 AM (k0xxN)

664 Technically it's overnight somewhere in the US

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 08:00 AM (k0xxN)

Heh.

But cobs need a break too. I know I ain't doing much today at work either.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:01 AM (bPXBn)

665 Happy anniversary Vic, I proposed on Christmas eve

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 08:02 AM (k0xxN)

666 Lot's of scandis in Austin at one time.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 24, 2015 08:03 AM (iQIUe)

667 I'll draw you for a nickel. Hell, I'll draw all of you for a nickel, ya monkeys!

Posted by: Ann Telnaes at December 24, 2015 08:03 AM (TxJGV)

668 Happy anniversary, Vic. Good to know some folks still stay together. Your wife must be a saint. (place smiley face here)

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at December 24, 2015 08:03 AM (rnH8X)

669 I have something to say, so new thread jinx

Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:04 AM (7v/r5)

670 658
Bank clock I just drove by read 66 degrees. TV newsies said we should get into the 70s today.



In western freakin' New York.



This is insane. I love it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 24, 2015 07:56 AM (HMt16)


Well 44 years ago when I lived in Saratoga Springs I had to go in and work graveyard shift on Christmas. When I left work at 7 am it had snowed all night and no snow plows out. I was the first car on the road driving home.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 08:04 AM (t2KH5)

671 So tonight, I seem to recall, we get something called a "Cold Moon". Sounds ominous to me. Lock your doors and roust out the special ammo.

Posted by: MTF at December 24, 2015 08:05 AM (TxJGV)

672 Santa is flying to the Marianas now. Merry Christmas horde wherever you are.
Vic thanks for VNN and Happy Anniversary!

noradsanta.com

Posted by: FCF at December 24, 2015 08:05 AM (kejii)

673 661
When was your wife exposed, Vic?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 24, 2015 07:58 AM (iQIUe)

Tuesday at their bridge game.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 24, 2015 08:05 AM (t2KH5)

674 Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:01



Question for you... chipping from the green...

Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:05 AM (7v/r5)

675 And Happy Anniversary, Vic.

Thanks for all you do. Changing hearts and minds with each link and commentary. Priceless.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:05 AM (bPXBn)

676 Question for you... chipping from the green...

Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:05 AM (7v/r5)

BTDT. Remember to fix your divot. And divot is different than a pitchmark or ballmark.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:07 AM (bPXBn)

677 Warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future to Vic and the obviously very patient Mrs. Vic. A happy day to you both!

Posted by: MTF at December 24, 2015 08:07 AM (TxJGV)

678 Back in early 2000's I shingled my out building between Christmas and New year in a tee shirt, then January started soffits and it was so cold vinyl was breaking.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 08:08 AM (k0xxN)

679 flu has a 1-4 day incubation with the average of 2 days.

cold has a 3 day incubation.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 24, 2015 08:08 AM (iQIUe)

680 Probably in the mid 90's I remember a very warm Christmas in Poughkeepsie, NY (Hudson Valley, NY) The bees were out of their hives flying around...

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2015 08:09 AM (T3Tpd)

681 Fast food chains McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), and Pizza Hut have all REJECTED a request from an Islamic Imam to have Islam-approved meat served in their chains.



http://tinyurl.com/j7cx98e

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 08:09 AM (fWAjv)

682 It's suppose to get around 70 here today. It's been warm all week. Trouble is, it rains every day. Had a bad storm last night.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at December 24, 2015 08:10 AM (rnH8X)

683 BTDT. Remember to fix your divot. And divot is different than a pitchmark or ballmark.

I doubt Obama fixes any of the divots, that is what the SS does?

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2015 08:11 AM (T3Tpd)

684 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 08:09 AM (fWAjv)

The new targets of the Jihad?

Stay away from the fries!!! He hates the fries.

http://bit.ly/1IQJF4s

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:12 AM (bPXBn)

685 BTDT. Remember to fix your divot. And divot is different than a pitchmark or ballmark.Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:07 AM


I was wondering, cause 0bama video of 40 foot putt. He coulda been on the collar, in which i might consider a chip, depending on height of grass. But I have too much respect for the putting surface to ever chip on .25 inch tall grass.


What is BTDT?

Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:12 AM (7v/r5)

686 Merry Christmas Eve.
25 here this morning, perfect walking morning and no wind. Dog and I did 3 miles, came home opened a MT Dew and ate half the meat and cheese tray ( it's a Holiday!) Got the ham in and now off to work, going to be late which to me means showing up only an hour early instead of 1.5 hours early.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 24, 2015 08:13 AM (mcIvU)

687 Ben Shapiro at Breitbart:

"Is the Republican Party Over?"

http://tinyurl.com/qzvx6vl

My answer: Yeah, it's over. And good fuckin' riddance.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 24, 2015 08:13 AM (u5gzz)

688 In Hong Kong, Mufti Muhammad Arshad contacted these popular, global chains demanding they use halal meat to please Muslims.


Demanded. lol

Muslim kids are going to eat fast foods halal or not. Putting halal on the menu just opens up the restaurants to bribes and lawsuits.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 24, 2015 08:14 AM (iQIUe)

689 Ugh.

I should be at my brother's in Atlanta. Instead crazy weather and pater familias' upset stomach have just forced a second delay in departure.

May wind up daytripping tomorrow if need be, 'cause the car is rented and I'll be damned if we're missing Christmas. And I'm sure as hell not leaving him here to go myself.

I ask one damn thing out of Christmas.

One. Damn. Thing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 24, 2015 08:14 AM (m9V0o)

690 I propose a toast!

With extra butter.

Hold the toast.



Have a productive tax generating time segment for the State, to hand out to our new Syrian Democrat voting bloc!



Oops, I dropped my pudding spoon. Don't look up my skirt, Malia, as I bend over to pick it up... [tee hee] I'm not wearing any underwear! [tee hee]

Posted by: Lena Dunatethewholeham's Sexy Holiday Lecture time at December 24, 2015 08:14 AM (KSP4V)

691 Blue Christmas-A liturgy of remembering

Lighting candles in an advent wreath of just four candles)

One-This first candle we light to remember those whom we have loved and lost, We pause to remember their name, their face, their voice, the memory that binds us to them in this Christmas season.

All: May God's eternal love surround them.

One: This second candle we light to redeem the pain of loss, the loss of relationships, the loss of jobs, the loss of health. We pause to gather up the pain of the past. We offer it up to God, asking that from God's hands we receive the gift of peace.

All: Refresh, restore, renew us, O God, and lead us into your future.


One; The third candle we light is to remember ourselves this evening. We pause to remember the pain of the past weeks and months, the disbelief, the anger, the down times, the poignancy of reminiscing, the hugs and handshakes of family and friends, to those who stood with us. We give thanks for he support we have known.

All: Let is remember that dawn defeats the darkness.

One; This fourth candle is to remember our faith and the gift of hope which the Christmas story offers to us. We remember that God who shares our life promises us a time and a place of no more pain and suffering.

All; Let us remember Christ, who shows the way, who brings the truth, and who bears the light.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2015 08:16 AM (qES5k)

692 My guess is going to be someone is trying to beat the last minute shoppers

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 08:17 AM (k0xxN)

693 >>>>In Hong Kong, Mufti Muhammad Arshad contacted these popular, global chains demanding they use halal meat to please Muslims.

.
.
.
.I don't remember a KFC in Hong Kong.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 24, 2015 08:18 AM (iONHu)

694 Looked like he was in the rough or collar.

Been there, done that. Sometimes the only option on oddly shaped greens where a bunker or rough might prevent you from being able to putt toward the hole. Perfectly legal.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:18 AM (bPXBn)

695 Arshad has found a need so he should take advantage of it and start his own chain, McHalal#8217;s or Halal King or my favorite Halal Hut.
Coming soon...

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2015 08:19 AM (T3Tpd)

696 Faith Can Light A Candle-Greg Long:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3bMWOxv1PM

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2015 08:19 AM (qES5k)

697
Happy anniversary, Vic! I wish you and Mrs Vic many, many more.

Frank Sinatra used to close his shows by saying to the audience, "May you all live a hundred years, and may the last voice you hear be mine."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2015 08:19 AM (X6fMO)

698 I don't remember a KFC in Hong Kong.

They are in Vietnam, one of the first fastfood chains their..

Posted by: Colin at December 24, 2015 08:21 AM (T3Tpd)

699 691 That was beautiful, thank you. Merry Christmas to you and Fen-spouse.

Posted by: Sanfranpsycho at December 24, 2015 08:21 AM (Vv/Pc)

700 Top 700!

Posted by: Weasel at December 24, 2015 08:22 AM (IPirI)

701 I don't remember a KFC in Hong Kong.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 24, 2015 08:18 AM (iONHu)

37K Yen Chow Street


*the 517 thousandth holiest site in islam

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 08:22 AM (fWAjv)

702 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands
of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in
Israel, Whose going forths are from old, from everlasting.




Happy Christmas Eve, me droogs.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 24, 2015 08:22 AM (yxw0r)

703 Nailed it, Bitchez!

Posted by: Weasel at December 24, 2015 08:23 AM (IPirI)

704 Huma, come here
Massage my feet
I will nuzzle your teat
'Twill be our Holiday treat!

Come smother my cunt
With Holiday kisses
We need to indulge
These little blisses.

Posted by: Hillary Hamrod Clinton at December 24, 2015 08:23 AM (NO4j+)

705 KFC Hong Kong has breakfast?!?


Dah fuq is wrong America.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 08:23 AM (fWAjv)

706

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 24, 2015 08:24 AM (Qymon)

707 Posted by: Sanfranpsycho at December 24, 2015 08:21 AM (Vv/Pc)

You're welcome.

This is a very hard time for many people for so many reasons. Every year when we have a Blue Christmas or Longest Night of The Year service we use this liturgy or something like it; It's often helpful, i think for people to ritualize their feelings and express it out loud. It is for me anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2015 08:26 AM (qES5k)

708 Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:12 AM (7v/r5)

And then in his true narcissistic form, he steps in his playing partners line. Dope.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:26 AM (bPXBn)

709 *the 517 thousandth holiest site in islamPosted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at December 24, 2015 08:22 AM


Right after the Texas Instruments factory where Achmed the clockmakers clock components were manufactured.

Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:27 AM (7v/r5)

710
From A Christmas Carol:

"There are many things from which I might have derived good from which I have not profited, I dare say," returned the nephew. "Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round - apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, as if anything belonging to it can be apart from that - as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"


May all of you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2015 08:27 AM (X6fMO)

711 Have a few things to get so I'm off
Have a Happy Christmas eve and don't forget to spread the cheer,

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2015 08:27 AM (k0xxN)

712 And then in his true narcissistic form, he steps in his playing partners line. Dope.Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 24, 2015 08:26 AM 


Just before, that in his true narcissistic self, he dropped his wedge to the ground as if saying to the caddy, 'Pick that up, boy.'

Posted by: fillin' in for willow at December 24, 2015 08:30 AM (7v/r5)

713 Who ever is 'filling in for willow' appears to have succeeded. New snow painting.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 24, 2015 08:33 AM (GDulk)

714 May all of you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Same to you MPPPP.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 24, 2015 08:34 AM (qES5k)

715 Samantha Paige Rosen writes professionally about political and social issues and is a Research Consultant for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. She has been praised by writers, producers, and professors across the country for her
high-quality work, diligence, and expediency.

Posted by: G6loq at December 24, 2015 08:36 AM (zj+JZ)

716 Barry was so excited about his miracle shot on the golf course he celebrated by drinking champagne out of my ass. It was a great night!

Posted by: Reggie "Bodyman" Luv at December 24, 2015 08:38 AM (22uju)

717 >>>>KFC Hong Kong has breakfast?!?





Dah fuq is wrong America.
.
.
.Some KFC's here in Kentucky have breakfast. Not much on the menu but Biscuits and Gravy and a chicken biscuit thing, but they open at 6am right across the road from the Chik Fil A in my town.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at December 24, 2015 08:47 AM (iONHu)

718 Above all, Samantha Paige values telling stories and communicating effectively. What is more useful than
recognizing what you want to say and having the skills to say it in a way that people understand?

Posted by: G6loq at December 24, 2015 09:05 AM (zj+JZ)

719 Tactical aircraft don't typically have flight data recorders. They'd only add weight, and every pound is precious. Plus, it'd just be another system that needs to be maintained (the Su-24 isn't technically a "fighter", but the same principles would apply to ground attack aircraft).

Posted by: Blacklake at December 26, 2015 11:41 AM (b9GlI)

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