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Ivan Shishkin, "Fog in the Forest" (1890)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 11:47 AM




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1 Fist

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 29, 2015 11:48 AM (7RXcs)

2 and stumps...I see stumps in the forest

Posted by: BignJames at December 29, 2015 11:48 AM (j7iSn)

3 what happened to the rest of the stump?

Did evil loggers cut the tree down and kill the spotted owls, or what?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 11:48 AM (AkOaV)

4 Of

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 29, 2015 11:49 AM (7RXcs)

5 I don't see the frog.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 29, 2015 11:49 AM (evdj2)

6 Schiskin is the Shiznit, I always say

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 29, 2015 11:50 AM (7RXcs)

7 Oh, fog.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at December 29, 2015 11:50 AM (evdj2)

8 I really like this painting! More fall like..

Posted by: IC at December 29, 2015 11:50 AM (a0IVu)

9 5 I don't see the frog.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 29, 2015 11:49 AM (evdj

I think he got run over by the skidder when they were removing the trees.

Fucking loggers, man.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 11:51 AM (AkOaV)

10 Let the copious mailings commence! Just donated to my candidate. Maybe they used one of those trees to make the mailers I will receive.

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 11:51 AM (thyJJ)

11 I like the depiction of light. Very cool.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 11:52 AM (/tuJf)

12 Snipers up!
Ghillie suits on!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 11:52 AM (fu1JC)

13 Fog and Toad are Friends

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 11:52 AM (k9qR4)

14 I think he got run over by the skidder when they were removing the trees.

No drag marks = helicopters.

Posted by: DaveA at December 29, 2015 11:52 AM (DL2i+)

15 There are monsters in the fog.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 29, 2015 11:53 AM (WlQGZ)

16 Yay, capitalism!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 29, 2015 11:53 AM (Dj0WE)

17 Did evil loggers cut the tree down and kill the spotted owls, or what?



Cut down the tree and had spotted owl sammiches.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 11:53 AM (fu1JC)

18 We find these trees heteronormative, cis, and white privilegy.

Posted by: The Left at December 29, 2015 11:53 AM (oVJmc)

19 There are monsters in the fog.


Always.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at December 29, 2015 11:54 AM (evdj2)

20 Reminds me of setting chokers.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 29, 2015 11:54 AM (r65B3)

21 is that a Pine Shishkin?

Lovely song, plumage melts into the background.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 29, 2015 11:55 AM (q2o38)

22 HI got my son-in-law a ghillie suit for Christmas.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 29, 2015 11:55 AM (WlQGZ)

23 No drag marks = helicopters.
Posted by: DaveA at December 29, 2015 11:52 AM (DL2i+)

Oh, fuck! Great, a heli-fuckin-copter

http://tinyurl.com/jfqrr9a

Posted by: Ricky at December 29, 2015 11:56 AM (AkOaV)

24 It looks like a photograph.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 11:56 AM (MQEz6)

25 If I were king of the forest...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 11:57 AM (FkBIv)

26 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Shishkin

He has some very nice paintings including bears in a forest wearing collars?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 11:57 AM (iQIUe)

27 There are monsters in the fog.


Always.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at December 29, 2015 11:54 AM (evdj2)


Of course. And if you see a "stranded motorist" in the fog, run him over, because only a monster in disguise, trying to trick you, would take human form in the fog.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 29, 2015 11:58 AM (Dj0WE)

28 That's an okay painting.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 11:58 AM (LA7Cm)

29 Man, that Orc is well-hidden.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 11:58 AM (MQEz6)

30 What did the tree say when it got cut down?

Now I'm stumped.

Try the veal, etc.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 29, 2015 11:59 AM (YEelc)

31 "is that a Pine Shishkin?"


I think it's "Snake" Shishkin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 11:59 AM (LA7Cm)

32 Cut down the tree and had spotted owl sammiches.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 11:53 AM (fu1JC)

Sounds delicious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:00 PM (AkOaV)

33 You can barely hear the sound of giant footsteps and trees crashing underfoot.

Run.

Get to the choppa.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:00 PM (MQEz6)

34 Nice Photograph.

Posted by: Garrett at December 29, 2015 12:00 PM (808Jc)

35
one of drudges headlines: drone buzzes obama motorcade.

I don't think that's a nice way to talk about Moochelle.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2015 12:01 PM (ODxAs)

36 He has some very nice paintings including bears in a forest wearing collars?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 11:57 AM (iQIUe)


Please don't show them to me.

Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at December 29, 2015 12:01 PM (EmQQu)

37 *taps chin and thinks*

Movie riff - "Hi, my name's Stumps, Forrest Stumps."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:01 PM (fGCbW)

38 Spotted the goose.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:01 PM (MQEz6)

39 Someone has been torturing those trees, ripping all the lower branches off to build campfires.

Probably enviro-unconscious filthy hippy scum that flew in by private jet for a nature experience.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 29, 2015 12:01 PM (3myMJ)

40 Anyone else getting the 404 Error at Breitbart?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 29, 2015 12:01 PM (60Vyp)

41 That's an okay painting.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 11:58 AM (LA7Cm)

I thought it was oil.

Posted by: BignJames at December 29, 2015 12:02 PM (j7iSn)

42 crawling with snipers

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2015 12:02 PM (EmQQu)

43 Someone has been torturing those trees, ripping all the lower branches off to build campfires.

$%^ Bears ^*()

Posted by: Leo C at December 29, 2015 12:03 PM (DL2i+)

44 >>crawling with snipers

Somebody has to hunt the snipes.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

45 Those trees were used to make sustainable cellphones.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:04 PM (MQEz6)

46 Steyn in for Rush today and threatening to play his cat album, Feline Groovy.

Posted by: RushBabe at December 29, 2015 12:04 PM (/NEnw)

47 I don't hear any tree falling noises. Am I looking at it right?

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:04 PM (AoK0a)

48 That's not fog. It's chlorine gas.

Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 12:05 PM (Fmupd)

49 Over at drudge.

One person shows up at O'Malley in Iowa event.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 29, 2015 12:05 PM (XtAzU)

50
47 I don't hear any tree falling noises. Am I looking at it right?
Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:04 PM (AoK0a)

Get in really close.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (MQEz6)

51 >>Steyn in for Rush today and threatening to play his cat album, Feline Groovy.

Somebody needs to organize an intervention. This is a disturbing direction he's taking.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (/tuJf)

52 Entwives!

I would do dirty things to the one on the left.

Posted by: Treebeard at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (808Jc)

53 Finally, dead rocker free I hope.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (jJRIy)

54 Find the panda

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Where-is-the-Panda-1.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:07 PM (fGCbW)

55 Barack Obama is nowhere in that forest!

Oh, wait. That's fog in the forest.

Posted by: Dr. Not the 9 O'clock News at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (riElP)

56 I count six stumps and a can of paint?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (jJRIy)

57 You can see the predator if the sun hits the trees just right.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (WlQGZ)

58 Won my fantasy football league! Thinking of using the winnings on replacing my XD .40 sub-compact with a XDS in 9. Thoughts?

Posted by: Mainah at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (659DL)

59
51 >>Steyn in for Rush today and threatening to play his cat album, Feline Groovy.

Somebody needs to organize an intervention. This is a disturbing direction he's taking.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (/tuJf)

He struggles with the enemy up close and personal; maybe he needs this release.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (MQEz6)

60 Drudge report headline says only person showed up at an O'Malley event in Iowa...goodness...I could never be a politician; I'd be horribly embarrassed if that happened to me.

Posted by: IC at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (a0IVu)

61 I'm a fine arts magor, and I can tell you that that painting is heteronormative and patriarchal. The stiff, wooden trees represent penises. Lots and lots of penises.

Posted by: fly gal at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (8TdcF)

62 The trees were all made equal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (FkBIv)

63 30 What did the tree say when it got cut down?

Now I'm stumped.


One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (r9tFS)

64 51 >>Steyn in for Rush today and threatening to play his cat album, Feline Groovy.

Somebody needs to organize an intervention. This is a disturbing direction he's taking.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (/tuJf)

Steyn has been releasing albums for a while. They've been getting more and more ... odd... as time has gone on.

But hey -- whatever.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (AkOaV)

65 Where? Oh, you said 'fog'...

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (ANVXm)

66 53 Finally, dead rocker free I hope.
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:06 PM (jJRIy)



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


Lemmy wrote a song called "I Want to Fuck the Forest".

Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (Fmupd)

67 What happened to the easter eggs? When I click on an art thread painting, I expect to see a naked demon on horseback reaching for a plump boy in a red clownsuit.

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (sv9eA)

68 Won my fantasy football league! Thinking of using the winnings on replacing my XD .40 sub-compact with a XDS in 9. Thoughts?
Posted by: Mainah at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (659DL)

*****

Just got the XDS 9 before Christmas. Love mine.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (yKeTB)

69 Steyn talking about his damn cat book again.

Hurry back, Rush!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (r9tFS)

70 The fog lives well in the Forests of Magor.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (MQEz6)

71 >>He struggles with the enemy up close and personal; maybe he needs this release.

Andy and I went to hear him speak a couple years ago at a pretty small event. He's a really fantastic live speaker and very quick on his feet.

He's also very tall.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 12:11 PM (/tuJf)

72 >>Finally, dead rocker free I hope.



I don't know how anyone can spend an entire day in a boat with you.


Posted by: Garrett at December 29, 2015 12:11 PM (808Jc)

73 Love the sunlight in the painting!
Doesn't look like twilight, either (phew).

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:11 PM (NOIQH)

74 Fog in the forest? Ivan, what about putting some trees in the forest, too?

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 12:12 PM (ANVXm)

75 What happened to the easter eggs? When I click on an
art thread painting, I expect to see a naked demon on horseback
reaching for a plump boy in a red clownsuit.
Posted by: Harry Reid at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (sv9eA)


Tertiary syphilis must be hard.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 29, 2015 12:12 PM (q2o38)

76
63 30 What did the tree say when it got cut down?

Now I'm stumped.

One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (r9tFS)

Feh. You are all bark.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:12 PM (MQEz6)

77
One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (r9tFS)

Feh. You are all bark.
Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:12 PM (MQEz6)

nothing wrong with branching out with your comedic tastes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (AkOaV)

78 I don't know how anyone can spend an entire day in a boat with you.

bass fishing ...

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (AoK0a)

79 Branching out into tree puns? Make 'em pithy.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (q2o38)

80 >>One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave.

You wooden do that, wood you?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (/tuJf)

81 Only nuts don't appreciate tree puns. But if you dont, feel free to leaf.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (AkOaV)

82 Can I say that the new Bugatti is one ugly car? I'd much sooner have one of the classic ones.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (UsLZp)

83 Posted by: Mainah at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM

Keep the .40 and buy the 9mm. Never worry about finding ammo....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (60Vyp)

84 What did the tree say when it got cut down?

Now I'm stumped.

One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (r9tFS)

Feh. You are all bark.


Looking to make an ash of yourself I see.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (9krrF)

85 Finally, dead rocker free I hope.

That forest looks like the Buddy Holly crash site.
Or the Lynyrd Skynyrd crash site.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (FkBIv)

86 "One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave. "



Listen to all the barking. Sheesh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (LA7Cm)

87 report headline says only person showed up at an O'Malley event in Iowa...goodness...I could never be a politician; I'd be horribly embarrassed if that happened to me.



They have the advantage of living In a fantasy world.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (WlQGZ)

88 I don't know how anyone can spend an entire day in a boat with you.







Posted by: Garrett at December 29, 2015 12:11 PM (808Jc)


It would be tough, I get sea sick.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (jJRIy)

89 Maybe O'Malley should challenge Jeb to a debate.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (ANVXm)

90 He struggles with the enemy up close and personal; maybe he needs this release.
Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:08 PM (MQEz6)


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


He sounds like he's having fun in life. A cat album? Maybe he likes cats. I find nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (Fmupd)

91 I pine for the days of pun-free threads.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (AkOaV)

92 So, what's new?

Posted by: donna at December 29, 2015 12:15 PM (/dSsq)

93 Hare lip.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 12:15 PM (FkBIv)

94 Damn!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:15 PM (LA7Cm)

95 AoP, a Bugatti 57C?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:15 PM (fGCbW)

96 He sounds like he's having fun in life. A cat album? Maybe he likes cats. I find nothing wrong with that.
Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 12:14 PM (Fmupd)

According to the backstory on his webpage, he rescued a stray cat or something and decided to dedicate an album to it.

Some might say he's getting a little bit of cabin fever in his secluded locale in New Hampshire.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (AkOaV)

97 I like the depiction of light. Very cool.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 11:52 AM (/tuJf)


I have been in forests that look just like that. Parklands. Very nice country to amble around in, and you're not tripping over deadfall every second step.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (UsLZp)

98 I pine for the days of pun-free threads.

You've been pinnin' fir a long time

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (KCxzN)

99 @85

Nah, Buddy died in an IA town.



http://tinyurl.com/jz69uqp

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (jJRIy)

100 And really, dude, you gotta quit your birching about puns.

It's just the way it is.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (AkOaV)

101 " I pine for the days of pun-free threads."


Well, then I guess we better get to the root of the problem.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (LA7Cm)

102 Speaking of Magor News - Twitter has hired a VP of Diversity.

"Divest Will Robinson! Divest!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (fGCbW)

103 What did the tree say when it got cut down?

Now I'm stumped.

One more bad joke like that and I'm gonna leave.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 29, 2015 12:09 PM (r9tFS)

Feh. You are all bark.

Looking to make an ash of yourself I see.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (9krrF)


Y'all have some deeply rooted psychosis or summ'it ...

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:16 PM (AoK0a)

104 What kind of twee would you be?

Posted by: Baba Wawa at December 29, 2015 12:17 PM (FkBIv)

105
54 Find the panda

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Where-is-the-Panda-1.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:07 PM (fGCbW)

Saw that in a Brit paper last week. There is a cat mixed in with owls one, too.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:17 PM (MQEz6)

106 Y'all have some deeply rooted psychosis or summ'it ...

Yew must understand, it's something that looms larch over us all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:18 PM (9krrF)

107 Aokigahara. *Ack*

Posted by: Shishkin-san at December 29, 2015 12:19 PM (vgIRn)

108 Come on, Horde, spruce up the comments section. It's getting sappy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 29, 2015 12:19 PM (9EDu1)

109 Pop quiz.

Q: What's the difference between a Martin O'Malley campaign event and a Hillary Clinton campaign event?

A: O'Malley doesn't have to bribe anyone to attend his event.

Posted by: Kenth at December 29, 2015 12:20 PM (QolCq)

110 Knothead

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 12:20 PM (FkBIv)

111 Love the sunlight in the painting!

It's very good. Wonder how they do it? "Ok, the shadows were here, sun was there, you could only see this many trees..."

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 12:20 PM (ANVXm)

112 >>I pine for the days of pun-free threads.

Don't like being needled?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

113 There is a cat mixed in with owls one, too.

Mmm. Soup!

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 12:20 PM (k9qR4)

114
106 Y'all have some deeply rooted psychosis or summ'it ...

Yew must understand, it's something that looms larch over us all.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:18 PM (9krrF)

It is a knotty problem.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:21 PM (MQEz6)

115 Aokigahara. *Ack*

You know that movie "The Forest" based on that is due out about now, right?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:21 PM (9krrF)

116 "Come on, Horde, spruce up the comments section. It's getting sappy."


Oak-a.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:21 PM (LA7Cm)

117 All this birching about puns! Sheesh!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:21 PM (NOIQH)

118 Thanks again RD for a gorgeous painting. You can sense the silence and even isolation that comes in with fog.

It even inspired some decent tree jokes. Plus the sniper disguised as one of the stumps is well done.

Posted by: JTB at December 29, 2015 12:21 PM (FvdPb)

119 Nice painting. Thx RD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 29, 2015 12:22 PM (voOPb)

120 After the Drudge picture I'll bet O'Mally started raking in the cash!



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:22 PM (jJRIy)

121 These pun threads remind me of the LGF threads.

Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 12:22 PM (Fmupd)

122 Resin just doesn't work when folks get all worked up.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:22 PM (MQEz6)

123 Brother Cavil saw the trailer for The Forrest, just a generic living dead script transplanted to a scene of real and continuing sadness.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM (fGCbW)

124
Where are the Panzers? Russian forest, GOTTA have German tanks.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM (jeCnD)

125 Seriously, what is that paint can doing in the picture. Right side.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM (jJRIy)

126
125 Seriously, what is that paint can doing in the picture. Right side.
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM (jJRIy)

The one near the goose?

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM (MQEz6)

127 Brother Cavil saw the trailer for The Forrest, just a generic living dead script transplanted to a scene of real and continuing sadness.

So standard H'wood then. About what I expected.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:24 PM (9krrF)

128 There's already albums dedicated to stray cats ...

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

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:24 PM (AoK0a)

129 Where are the Panzers? Russian forest, GOTTA have German tanks.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM


Buried under about 3 feet of loam. Waiting for a Russian kid with a metal detector.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 29, 2015 12:25 PM (9EDu1)

130 Seriously, what is that paint can doing in the picture. Right side.

Someone's going plinking in a bit...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 29, 2015 12:25 PM (9krrF)

131 Just got the XDS 9 before Christmas. Love mine.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 29, 2015 12:10 PM (yKeTB)

Cool, thanks.

Keep the .40 and buy the 9mm. Never worry about finding ammo....
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 29, 2015 12:13 PM (60Vyp)

I'd love to, but I don't think the wifey will go for it.

Posted by: Mainah at December 29, 2015 12:25 PM (659DL)

132 Well instead of Steyn and his cat addiction, we could possibly talk about how The Big Bang Theory is being sued for stealing a poet's work for the 'Soft Kitty' song.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:25 PM (fGCbW)

133 NY Slime story on bankers stealing old folks money with fake ATM card.



Rocket scientists.




http://tinyurl.com/jhbb5oe

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:25 PM (jJRIy)

134 Seriously, what is that paint can doing in the picture. Right side.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM

The one near the goose?

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM


No, on the right side of the sniper

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2015 12:26 PM (KCxzN)

135 Ukrainian lawmaker Artyom Vitko, who is on a committee to improve Ukraine Israel ties, sang a pro Hitler song in a video that appeared online over the weekend. The footage shows Vitko, a member of Oleg Lyashkos Radical Party, wearing camouflage fatigues and singing along with a song praising the genocidal Nazi leader.


Ya just can't make shit like this up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:26 PM (gf8BH)

136 I don't know how anyone can spend an entire day in a boat with you.


Posted by: Garrett at December 29, 2015 12:11 PM (808Jc)


He didn't get on the boat. In fact... what boat? There is no boat.

Posted by: Pauly W and T. Soprano at December 29, 2015 12:26 PM (Dj0WE)

137 AoP, a Bugatti 57C?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:15 PM (fGCbW)


Far prettier than the new one, but I really like the 1927 Type 43 with the nifty aluminum wheels.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:26 PM (UsLZp)

138 Well instead of Steyn and his cat addiction, we could possibly talk about how The Big Bang Theory is being sued for stealing a poet's work for the 'Soft Kitty' song.


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:25 PM


I like AtC's version better.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 29, 2015 12:26 PM (9EDu1)

139 Log this post as shady.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:26 PM (MQEz6)

140 112 >>I pine for the days of pun-free threads.

Don't like being needled?
Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM (AkOaV)

141 puns? Time to head out for lunch I guess!

Posted by: Lea at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM (lIU4e)

142 I likes me some redwood.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM (sv9eA)

143 Bass fishing? If you find a four string rickenbacher let me know.

Posted by: bourbonchicken at December 29, 2015 12:28 PM (Y25kh)

144 Here is one of the trailers for The Forrest, make your own evaluation.
https://youtu.be/6hW8hUcXR-A

While the new The Jungle Book movie might give it a shot.
https://youtu.be/5mkm22yO-bs

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:28 PM (fGCbW)

145 Puns are quite poplar, I thought.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:29 PM (8ZskC)

146 Oh, no! You Japs wont fool ol' Hollis this time!

Posted by: Hollis Wood at December 29, 2015 12:29 PM (Y/UL5)

147 Buried under about 3 feet of loam. Waiting for a Russian kid with a metal detector.

this place...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:29 PM (659DL)

148 145 Puns are quite poplar, I thought.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:29 PM (8ZskC)

With whom? I think you're just cherry pickin' your sample of people to ask.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:29 PM (AkOaV)

149 all this snow... I wish i could be hanging out at a beech somewhere.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:30 PM (AkOaV)

150 123 Brother Cavil saw the trailer for The Forrest

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:23 PM (fGCbW)

Bubba-san was my most best friend. And that's all I have to say about that. Hai.

Posted by: The Forrest at December 29, 2015 12:30 PM (vgIRn)

151 I likes me some redwood.
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM (sv9eA)


My people call this squaw "She who brings burning and itching to the forest wood."

Posted by: Chief Running Sore at December 29, 2015 12:30 PM (Dj0WE)

152 >>I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.

Axe the tree puns? I don't ginko!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:30 PM (NOIQH)

153 I call this painting, Tunguska: The Morning Before.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 12:31 PM (X6fMO)

154 Y'all are a knotty bunch.

Posted by: fly gal at December 29, 2015 12:32 PM (8TdcF)

155 I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM


Serious? I think you came to the wrong blog this morning.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 29, 2015 12:32 PM (9EDu1)

156 All this birching about puns! Sheesh!



I'm pining for a good one!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:32 PM (fu1JC)

157 Y'all are a knotty bunch.

I bring teh funnny and that's the planks I get.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:33 PM (8ZskC)

158 I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM


Apparently, he's knot joking.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:34 PM (659DL)

159 Bear and I raped DiCaprio there.

Posted by: Bigfoot at December 29, 2015 12:34 PM (QWiro)

160 You pine for a fir,
Axe for an ash,
But timber to a larch.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:34 PM (fGCbW)

161 155 I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:27 PM


Serious? I think you came to the wrong blog this morning.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 29, 2015 12:32 PM (9EDu1)

...waits for RMBS to find my artfully crafted pun...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:34 PM (AkOaV)

162 "All this birching about puns! Sheesh! "



Kiss my aspen!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:35 PM (LA7Cm)

163 I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.


Maybe you should lumber over to HotAir.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:35 PM (8ZskC)

164 Woodman, spare that tree!

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 29, 2015 12:35 PM (oFSUK)

165 So I thought I wood stop by and take a peek in this thread and what do I see? A bunch of lousy tree puns.

I've had it, I'm leafing.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:35 PM (u0lmX)

166 I gotta get out of this chair and stretch my lower lumber ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (AoK0a)

167 Maybe you should lumber over to HotAir.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:35 PM (8ZskC)

Well, they can certainly shlob on my knob.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (AkOaV)

168 Just went out to plug in the block heater on the truck. It's a flippin' winter wonderland out there. Ice fog, and heavy hoar frost on all the trees and bushes. Visibility no better than a quarter mile. Can't see much of anything beyond the limits of my lot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (UsLZp)

169 So I thought I wood stop by and take a peek in this thread and what do I see? A bunch of lousy tree puns.

I'm getting board with 'em myself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (8ZskC)

170 Going from fine art to bad puns in no time flat - take a bough, yew deserve it.

Posted by: all doubt removed at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (KWGc0)

171 He's a lumberjack and he's O.K.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (FkBIv)

172 >>Woodman, spare that tree!

A clear-cut violation of National Park guidelines!!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (NOIQH)

173 I am so sick of patients and insurance....just pay me and YOU deal with your fuckin insurance

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (gf8BH)

174 So, Yeb's Super PAC is running a a new ad in Iowa.

That hits....

Rubio.

Now, please tell me again that the consults are not in this simply for the money.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (659DL)

175 B'More just clocked #342.

Woman stabbed boyfriend to death.


Winning!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (ptqRm)

176 The large version is really impressive, too:

http://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/ivan-shishkin/fog-in-the-forest.jpg

But would you hang this bleakness in your home?

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (ANVXm)

177 I'm just ashing people to stop with the puns, this is supposed to be a serious military blog.
-------------

Yew are a stick in the mud.

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (oFSUK)

178 168 Just went out to plug in the block heater on the truck. It's a flippin' winter wonderland out there. Ice fog, and heavy hoar frost on all the trees and bushes. Visibility no better than a quarter mile. Can't see much of anything beyond the limits of my lot.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (UsLZp)

Same thing on the east coast. :-/.

And the snow is teh ghey. It's really wet and heavy.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (AkOaV)

179 OK, who is board with the tree puns?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (NOIQH)

180 My people call this squaw "She who brings burning and itching to the forest morning wood."



FIFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (fu1JC)

181 Woman stabbed boyfriend to death.


Winning!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (ptqRm)

Hey -- don't be too quick to judge. Maybe he had it comin' to him

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:38 PM (AkOaV)

182 I bough before y'all's superior punning skills.

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 12:38 PM (k9qR4)

183 So we've got guys like Stephanopolous and Lauer on TV each morning, yukking it up with the girls about stuff like what's hot for teen girls.

Then we've got Obama on The View most weeks, or getting one on one "interviews" with Georgie and Matt.

And on SNL, we get Herself, The Haggard Queen.

So we have successfully gone to where the office of the presidency is fully enmeshed with pop culture.

Dude!

Who would have thought, 25 years ago, that we could have a rude and brash billionaire TV game show host as president? But apparently, since we have what we now have, it could be for real.

A reality-TV office of the presidency. OMG!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 29, 2015 12:38 PM (U6f54)

184 Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:36 PM (UsLZp)

Drive carefully!

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:38 PM (AoK0a)

185 Acacia haven't noticed, not everyone gets wood from the pun threads.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 29, 2015 12:38 PM (1xUj/)

186 So was the stabbing implement made of mistletoe???

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:39 PM (fGCbW)

187 @171


The classic!



http://tinyurl.com/coxpdlg

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 12:39 PM (jJRIy)

188 Y'all get a load of these chest nuts.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 29, 2015 12:39 PM (sv9eA)

189 173 I am so sick of patients and insurance....just pay me and YOU deal with your fuckin insurance
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (gf8BH)

Fuck that, who wants to deal with those assholes?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:39 PM (AkOaV)

190 If willow could see this thread, she'd weep.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:39 PM (u0lmX)

191 AoP, well any of those classic Bugatti cars would be cool to own. If one had a big enough bank account.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:40 PM (fGCbW)

192 Can't we branch out to something else?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale at December 29, 2015 12:40 PM (uhftQ)

193 B'More just clocked #342.

Woman stabbed boyfriend to death.


Winning!



Damn! I need 31 more by Thursday midnight! They really let me down over Christmas.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:40 PM (fu1JC)

194 "Emergency room visits from distracted walking skyrocket"

http://tinyurl.com/ha5jm5n

And in particular, there's this guy: http://tinyurl.com/hvzn79s


All is developing as I have foreseen ...

Posted by: Chuck Darwin at December 29, 2015 12:40 PM (oKE6c)

195 Tilikum, well could go ask Roger the Shrubber a question or two. Ni!

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:41 PM (fGCbW)

196 I can't cedar point of these puns.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 29, 2015 12:41 PM (sv9eA)

197 Can't we branch out to something else?
Posted by: Tilikum
-----------------

Leaf us alone, we're having fun.

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 29, 2015 12:41 PM (oFSUK)

198 "OK, who is board with the tree puns?"



Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (LA7Cm)

199 Anyone here stumping for Trump?

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (oFSUK)

200 >>If willow could see this thread, she'd weep.

I cotton she wood.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (NOIQH)

201 From Drudge:

ONE person shows up for O'Malley Iowa event.

Remains uncommitted.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (659DL)

202 Anyone here stumping for Trump?

I'm rooting for him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (8ZskC)

203 Well Zhang Ziyi gave birth to a daughter with a musician named Wang.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (fGCbW)

204 Great. Erik Erickson is going to be back guest hosting for Rush.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (yKeTB)

205 193 B'More just clocked #342.
Woman stabbed boyfriend to death.
Winning!
Damn! I need 31 more by Thursday midnight! They really let me down over Christmas.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:40 PM (fu1JC)



(chanting) Go! Go! Go!

Posted by: Chuck Darwin at December 29, 2015 12:43 PM (oKE6c)

206 The looks like a good place to branch out.

Posted by: Gerogia Pacfic at December 29, 2015 12:43 PM (jJRIy)

207 B'More just clocked #342.

And to think they're just going to declare victory if they come in under 353 (which I think you said was last year's). That's a lot of bodies.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 12:43 PM (ANVXm)

208 Anyone here stumping for Trump?

I'm rooting for him.



I'm all in before the enthusiasm leaves.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:43 PM (fu1JC)

209 Oh, fir God's sakes.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:43 PM (u0lmX)

210 Havent seen this photo before:

https://goo.gl/8QPIhp

Deleted from his MOTHER'S facebook acct. Read that it was his mother's gun, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 12:44 PM (iQIUe)

211
" Hey -- don't be too quick to judge. Maybe he had it comin' to him"

http://tinyurl.com/h2wqcvd

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:44 PM (ptqRm)

212 I arbor no malice for punny comments.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:45 PM (NOIQH)

213 "Can't we branch out to something else?"


I teak this is all we got today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:45 PM (LA7Cm)

214 And to think they're just going to declare victory if they come in under 353 (which I think you said was last year's). That's a lot of bodies.
----------

One can imagine the headline: "Murder Rate Drops!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2015 12:45 PM (oFSUK)

215 208 Anyone here stumping for Trump?

I'm rooting for him. "


I'm certainly not rooting for Bush! We don't weed his kind in the WH, or the greenhouse either!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:45 PM (u0lmX)

216 And the snow is teh ghey. It's really wet and heavy.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 12:37 PM (AkOaV)


Light and powdery here. I had to shovel some yesterday, so I know. No crust on it yet.


Heh. Found some truck debris in the ditch yesterday, and the two steel pipes, with solar lamps on top, that I placed to mark the ends of the culvert under my approach, have been knocked down. Spoke to my neighbor last evening. Seems like a buddy to #1 son got drunked up, and went fishtailing down the road in a 2014 Chevy pickup with woodland camo fender flares on it. Hit the ditch, bounced over my approach, knocking off a fender flare and an air dam, and then across the road, into the other ditch, and narrowly missed a road sign. #1 son says "****** will fix your posts for you." Uh, no thanks. I want it done right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:46 PM (UsLZp)

217 Puns are the lowest form of joak.

...

If there was only one attendee at the O'Malley ralley...

then who took the picture??

* cue dramatic-tension chord *

Posted by: mindful webworker - back by poplar demand at December 29, 2015 12:46 PM (4Hf9E)

218 Demoncrat run cities certainly known how to make mountains of skulls.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:46 PM (fGCbW)

219 "(which I think you said was last year's)."

2014 was 209.

Highest recorded was 1993 with 343.

1993 population= aprox 750,000
2015 population= aprox 618.000

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:46 PM (ptqRm)

220
These puns remind me of an old Pogo cartoon, where Beauregard Houn'Dog convinces Albert Alligator to wear his dog collar, then tells him, "Now bark! Bark, I say!"

Albert yells, "Birch! Birch!"

"What kind of dog is that?"
wonders Houn'Dog.

"You tells me to bark," Albert answers, "Birch is the only bark I knows good."

It's probably funnier when you see it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 12:47 PM (X6fMO)

221 >>>202 Anyone here stumping for Trump?
I'm rooting for him.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (8ZskC)


Drudge links to an interview of Jerry Lewis, who is about to get audited for ripping the Mocha Messiah and praising Trump.

Posted by: Chuck Darwin at December 29, 2015 12:47 PM (oKE6c)

222 If there was only one attendee at the O'Malley ralley...

then who took the picture??




THEN WHO WAS CAMERA?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 29, 2015 12:47 PM (1xUj/)

223 Oy. Chores. Phone calls. Laundry. Wooden't you know ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 29, 2015 12:48 PM (AoK0a)

224 >>I'm rooting for him

I like how petrified the GOPe is of him.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:48 PM (NOIQH)

225
Hieronymus Bosch was sort of naughty:

https://goo.gl/qnHnZV

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 12:49 PM (iQIUe)

226 VIA: B'More just clocked #342...

Hmm. I don't usually participate in these dark lotteries, but I placed my bet on 365 a while back, just because number of days in a year. Unless there's some serious New Year's Eve gang wars, I don't think I'm gonna win.

Posted by: mindful webworker - but I'll win the Powerball! at December 29, 2015 12:49 PM (4Hf9E)

227 >>And to think they're just going to declare victory if they come in under
353 (which I think you said was last year's). That's a lot of bodies.


Unless there's a strong finish on New Year's Eve.

Posted by: Chuck Darwin at December 29, 2015 12:49 PM (oKE6c)

228 Hillary's mighty cankles remind me of the trucks of the ancient sequoias.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:49 PM (u0lmX)

229 AoP, well any of those classic Bugatti cars would be cool to own. If one had a big enough bank account.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:40 PM (fGCbW)


Indeed. But one could probably own a nice example of one of the classics for about the price of the current one. If I had a million dollars to spend on a car, I sure as Hell wouldn't be buying an ugly one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:49 PM (UsLZp)

230 "You tells me to bark," Albert answers, "Birch is the only bark I knows good."

It's probably funnier when you see it.



And you thought OUR puns were bad.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:50 PM (fu1JC)

231 Well Zhang Ziyi gave birth to a daughter with a musician named Wang.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Dat numba one or numba two? If numba tree, we have to hackee hackke. Give stem cell to Pranned Palenthood.

Velly solly, dems da rules.

Posted by: Xi Kingpin at December 29, 2015 12:50 PM (sv9eA)

232 In O'Mally's mind, Hillary is in second from last place.
Bernie is in next to last...

And O'Mally is running a strong third place.

Within a nose of nudging into Second Place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:50 PM (ptqRm)

233 The super-funded protection racket NBC News has put in place to elect Hillary Clinton president, goes way beyond the funneling of more than a half-billion dollars to left-wing groups, handing Chelsea Clinton $600,000, tongue-bath townhalls, and using an hour of Meet the Press to attack the GOP as Nazis. Now the left-wing network is attempting to convince voters the sordid affair between Bill Clinton and a young White House intern didnt happen.

While interviewing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump Tuesday, The Todays Shows precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged. Trump immediately jumped down her lying throat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:51 PM (gf8BH)

234 "If there was only one attendee at the O'Malley ralley... "


I conifer remember something like that before. Wow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 29, 2015 12:51 PM (LA7Cm)

235 Drudge links to an interview of Jerry Lewis, who is about to get audited for ripping the Mocha Messiah and praising Trump.


Posted by: Chuck Darwin at December 29, 2015 12:47 PM (oKE6c)

Lewis is about 160 years old. He's at that "I don't give a damn what you think" stage.

Some of his French fans will undoubtedly be saddened by his statements

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:51 PM (u0lmX)

236 "Highest recorded was 1993 with 343.
"

Odd that auto-cucumber would have changed the correct 353 to an incorrect 343.

eh, that's it.

I didn't type it wrong, the phone did it on it's own.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:52 PM (ptqRm)

237 Hieronymus Bosch was sort of naughty:



Jonesing for season two on Amazon Prime!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:52 PM (fu1JC)

238 That Hieronymus Bosch picture shows how easy it would be to trip and fall on a dick. It happens, h8ters!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 12:52 PM (iQIUe)

239 Well AoP, tonight's Mega Millions is $71 million cash. Tomorrow night's Powerball is 4184.2 million cash.

Might be able to afford a Bugatti then. Along with another M-29.

And I need to get more words written. Get a few thousand down and then think of getting tickets.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:52 PM (fGCbW)

240
Trump's 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama's 2009 Fan Boys

Bill Kristol: "I look forward to Obama's inauguration with a surprising degree of hope and good cheer."

Larry Kudlow: "[Obama] loves to deal with both sides of the issue. He revels in the back and forth. And he wants to keep the dialogue going with conservatives."

http://tinyurl.com/hk75yxj

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2015 12:53 PM (kdS6q)

241
201 From Drudge:

ONE person shows up for O'Malley Iowa event.

Remains uncommitted.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (659DL)

O'Malley took the donut and the cameraman took the Diet Coke.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 12:53 PM (MQEz6)

242 The Todays Shows precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged.

Well, we now know the direction this is going to go for the next year. Plan accordingly.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:54 PM (659DL)

243
While interviewing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump Tuesday, The Todays Shows precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged. Trump immediately jumped down her lying throat.


This is exactly why I love Teh Donald. We can't D-Lamp the MFM, but Trump's a good enough second choice.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 12:54 PM (X6fMO)

244 >>...precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged...

Gah - they published the sordid details of the testimony in the Starr Report, for Pete's sake! Man, if she hadn't kept that blue dress!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (NOIQH)

245
Bill Kristol
Amusing that Trump's taking on Bill Clinton--they have so much in common: Both draft-dodgers, philanderers, and past-their-prime hucksters.



"Oh, I had a Vietnam Era Harvard draft deferment. Why do you ask?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (kdS6q)

246 >>While interviewing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump Tuesday, The Todays Shows precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged. Trump immediately jumped down her lying throat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:51 PM (gf8BH)


Is it me, or does it seem to others as though the Reds are making a push now to generate revisionist history? "Trumbo," "Truth," this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (oKE6c)

247 It's a shame we don't have a gun thread.
Cause I don't see this ending well.

http://tinyurl.com/j94yy3w

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (ptqRm)

248 239 Well AoP, tonight's Mega Millions is $71 million cash. Tomorrow night's Powerball is 4184.2 million cash.

Might be able to afford a Bugatti then. Along with another M-29.

And I need to get more words written. Get a few thousand down and then think of getting tickets.


Win and you don't HAVE to write. You can go all Walden Pond and relax and enjoy.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (fu1JC)

249 I think I see Hillary! crouching behind that stump taking a dump.

Posted by: wth at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (HgMAr)

250 >>Gah - they published the sordid details of the
testimony in the Starr Report, for Pete's sake! Man, if she hadn't kept
that blue dress!


Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (NOIQH)


You mean the alleged Starr Report, and alleged blue dress?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (oKE6c)

251 Tomorrow night's Powerball is 4184.2 million cash.

Might be able to afford a Bugatti then. Along with another M-29.>>>

Or a small country.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (XtAzU)

252 Gun-safety legislation going into effect in California next week will allow authorities to seize a persons weapons for 21 days if a judge determines theres potential for violence.

Proposed in the wake of a deadly May 2014 shooting rampage by Elliot Rodger, the bill provides family members with a means of having an emergency gun violence restraining order imposed against a loved one if they can convince a judge that allowing that person to possess a firearm poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself or another by having in his or her custody or control.

Oh...NO potential for abuse on that one ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (gf8BH)

253 Tomorrow night's Powerball is 4184.2 million cash.

Might be able to afford a Bugatti then. Along with another M-29.>>>

Or a small country.


Heh. No.

Posted by: Your Friends at the IRS at December 29, 2015 12:57 PM (8ZskC)

254 You mean the alleged Starr Report, and alleged blue dress?

Bubba's alleged admission on national television.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 12:57 PM (659DL)

255 Rickb223, well first the Horde would demand a blow-out in Vegas. Then there is the Tropical Island Horde Redoubt Against Zombie Apocalypse to procure... aka the volcanic island secret lair

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:57 PM (fGCbW)

256 The Todays Shows precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged.



Oy! Not cutting the Aussie any slack. She was old enough to know it happened.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:58 PM (fu1JC)

257 "You mean the alleged Starr Report, and alleged blue dress?"

Is this about Bill Clinton, alleged to be the President of the United States during that time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 12:58 PM (ptqRm)

258 eerr $184.2 million if it was $4.1 billion could buy Zimbabwe and turn the whole country into a strip mall.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:58 PM (fGCbW)

259 "35 one of drudges headlines: drone buzzes obama motorcade."

Is drone a new name for choom?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at December 29, 2015 12:58 PM (nSW/N)

260 244 >>...precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged...

The thing is even Dems know it happened...they just didn't care or thought it was cool that we had such a sophisticated, Euro sort of prez.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 12:59 PM (u0lmX)

261 eerr $184.2 million if it was $4.1 billion could buy Zimbabwe and turn the whole country into a strip mall.

I'd prefer to buy Aruba and turn in into a stripper club.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2015 01:00 PM (659DL)

262 Bill Kristol is a low-ranking lurker in the Imperial Court.

He sees nowhere to go but down.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:00 PM (MQEz6)

263 Well AoP, tonight's Mega Millions is $71 million cash. Tomorrow night's Powerball is 4184.2 million cash.

Might be able to afford a Bugatti then. Along with another M-29.

And I need to get more words written. Get a few thousand down and then think of getting tickets.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 12:52 PM (fGCbW)


Well, so far, my Lotto 6/49 retirement plan is severely underperforming, so no Bugatti in the driveway, yet.


Good luck on the writing, Anna!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:00 PM (UsLZp)

264 Demoncrats still get twitchy when one mentions a guy named Gary Hart and a pleasure boat named Monkey Business.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:00 PM (fGCbW)

265 @251

Powerball web says "only" $300 mill.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:00 PM (jJRIy)

266 Oy! Not cutting the Aussie any slack. She was old enough to know it happened.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 12:58 PM (fu1JC)

So Bill's cum on the blue dress was just an error?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:01 PM (jJRIy)

267 264 Demoncrats still get twitchy when one mentions a guy named Gary Hart and a pleasure boat named Monkey Business.


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:00 PM (fGCbW)


Ah, those oh so innocent days of yore.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 01:01 PM (u0lmX)

268 "Powerball web says "only" $300 mill. "

Allegedly

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 01:01 PM (ptqRm)

269 Ah-hah, a vicious snowstorm in Iowa was going on during O'Malley's last event of the day. He was a good sport, I'll give him that.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 01:02 PM (ANVXm)

270 The Powerball annuity, which is spread out over 30 years, is $300 million.

If the winner takes the lump sum, then before taxes they will win a jackpot of $184.2 million.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:02 PM (fGCbW)

271 252 Gun-safety legislation going into effect in California next week will allow authorities to seize a persons weapons for 21 days if a judge determines theres potential for violence.

Proposed in the wake of a deadly May 2014 shooting rampage by Elliot Rodger, the bill provides family members with a means of having an emergency gun violence restraining order imposed against a loved one if they can convince a judge that allowing that person to possess a firearm poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself or another by having in his or her custody or control.

Oh...NO potential for abuse on that one ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (gf8BH)



Now how is that EVER going to pass Constitutional muster in light of O'Connor v. Donaldson?

California's special snowflakes in the legislature are aware that they can't unilaterally override Supreme Court decisions, right? Regardless of how idiotic those decisions were/are.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:03 PM (oKE6c)

272 300 MIL...shit hardly worth the effort...especially for a moo shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 01:03 PM (gf8BH)

273 As opposed to the Illinois lottery where the state won't even give you $600 in winnings.

So much for that 'full faith and credit' thing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:04 PM (fGCbW)

274
So Bill's cum on the blue dress was just an error?


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:01 PM (jJRIy)

Hey, if people can fall on dicks by accident, it's totally possible that one's clothes can get hit by flying semen at any time, which is why it is always advisable to cover yourself and your clothes with Saran wrap before leaving your home for the day.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 29, 2015 01:04 PM (u0lmX)

275
Marco Rubio to Kick Off Iowa Bus Tour Without a Bus

http://tinyurl.com/zhu5tjf

[pic] http://tinyurl.com/zsfpcu5

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 29, 2015 01:04 PM (kdS6q)

276 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (gf8BH)


I presume that there's an exemption for crazed, bloodthirsty Muslims?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:05 PM (oKE6c)

277 So Bill's cum on the blue dress was just an error?



Forced error. Should have had better aim.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:05 PM (fu1JC)

278 snowflakes in the legislature are aware that they can't unilaterally override Supreme Court decisions, right? Regardless of how idiotic those decisions were/are.

----


Why that's almost as stupid as declaring an amendment to a constitution as unconstitutional!

Posted by: Buzzion at December 29, 2015 01:05 PM (YZaVl)

279
The Powerball annuity, which is spread out over 30 years, is $300 million.


This presumes you're actually going to live for 30 years after winning.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 01:05 PM (X6fMO)

280 Back from lunch. Yesterday it "snowed" like rain sleet mix. Nice 40 degree weather today. I was shoveling semi-solid water and still have a portion of the drive to finish when I get home because it is supposed to be colder the rest of the week and I got to get this crud up before it turns into ice.

Yay exercise.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - SMOD The Destroyer Of SCOAMFs now at the Outrage Outlet! at December 29, 2015 01:06 PM (hLRSq)

281 1998 was like a hundred years ago, dude.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:06 PM (MQEz6)

282 The Powerball annuity, which is spread out over 30 years, is $300 million.

If the winner takes the lump sum, then before taxes they will win a jackpot of $184.2 million.



After taxes = $1.65

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:06 PM (fu1JC)

283 Refugees should stay where the hell they are, said Lewis bluntly. Hey, no one has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but theyre not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in the group of 10,000 are ISIS how can I take that chance?

Lewis is not alone in this feeling; as of last month at least 31 governors rejected President Obamas push to accept Syrian refugees into their states. Reports of ISIS now having access to a machine that makes American passports and recent revelations of the holes in our vetting system, borne out in the horrific San Bernardino terror attack, are just a couple of the factors legitimizing such pushback from the American people.

Lewis then said that President Obama was never prepared for ISIS and suggested that he was not a real leader

The clip concludes with Lewis praising Trump
I think hes great,

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 01:06 PM (gf8BH)

284 Personally I'm sick of Bubba and his freckled warped shplib. I find Hillary!s bathroom adventures much more entertaining.

Posted by: wth at December 29, 2015 01:06 PM (HgMAr)

285 The Powerball annuity, which is spread out over 30 years, is $300 million.

If the winner takes the lump sum, then before taxes they will win a jackpot of $184.2 million.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:02 PM (fGCbW)


And I guess the smart money says: "take the lump sum", even if one is young enough to be fairly certain of collecting the entire annuity.


Lotto prizes here in Canada rarely rise to such levels as does Powerball. Might hit 40 million. But it is a cash payout, full sum, and it's tax-free here. So far...


I actually knew a couple who won six million bucks, and it couldn't have happened to nicer, more deserving people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:07 PM (UsLZp)

286 And didn't sleazeball BJ Clinton have to drop trou for a judge to verify descriptions of his wee wee?

Allegedly?

This alleged affair is why the day Bush took the oath of office was one of the best days in modern US history. No matter how else it turned out, I knew you'd never find GW in the closet with an intern. I even remember the sunset that day was magnificent red, white, and blue. Might've been some celebratory substances involved, but the sunset was real.

Let's have him for First Husband, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - oh, the horror! at December 29, 2015 01:07 PM (4Hf9E)

287 AoP, safe journey. Better to arrive a bit late than never at all.

MPPPP, yeah that is always the 'trick' with lottery annuities.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:07 PM (fGCbW)

288 >>Well AoP, tonight's Mega Millions is $71 million cash. Tomorrow night's Powerball is 4184.2 million cash.

>>Might be able to afford a Bugatti then. Along with another M-29.

There's a guy Newport who has a bit of money and his own private car collection. He decided to show it off and rented some space on Bellevue Ave. (of course) and cycles through his collection. Right now he has American Muscle but a while back he had supercars including a Bugatti Veyron.

Must be good to be king.

http://audrainautomuseum.org

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 01:07 PM (/tuJf)

289 279
The Powerball annuity, which is spread out over 30 years, is $300 million.


This presumes you're actually going to live for 30 years after winning.



I'll take mine upfront. I can do a better job of investing than the state can.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:08 PM (fu1JC)

290 I am pretty sure if it is taken over 30 years and you die, your wife and kids get it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 01:08 PM (gf8BH)

291 After taxes = $1.65>>>

Sorry for the miscalculation. Please send us the $1.65 with a $100 penalty fee for underpayment.

Posted by: IRS at December 29, 2015 01:08 PM (XtAzU)

292 >>...precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged...




Minitrue: The MFM makes us look honest

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2015 01:11 PM (493sH)

293
MPPPP, yeah that is always the 'trick' with lottery annuities.


On the off chance that I actually won a yuuuugggee sum (which is just less likely than my getting double-featured by Bernadette Peters and Dita Von Teese), my first call would be to an investment adviser / lawyer (maybe I'd just call AtC). And I would never participate in any public showing off of the giant check.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 01:11 PM (X6fMO)

294 Steyn is crushing it today.

He and Walter Williams are the only Rush-substitutes worth listening to.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2015 01:11 PM (EmQQu)

295
279
The Powerball annuity, which is spread out over 30 years, is $300 million.


This presumes you're actually going to live for 30 years after winning.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 01:05 PM (X6fMO)

Awww.... the Lottery.... a hidden tax on those who don't know math...

the Payout is about 60% of the money taken in...

The payout is then TAXED, at a rate above 50% once you figure in State Taxes (in most States)...

Thus... only about 30% of the money people spend on the lottery, is ever given back out... the State takes the rest.

If Vegas had this payout, they would be put out of business by the State...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 29, 2015 01:13 PM (f7rv6)

296 Oh...NO potential for abuse on that one ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:56 PM (gf8BH)


It can't be that hard to get the names and addresses of every single one of Jerry Brown's security detail. Then find a judge who's not too fond of the legislation itself, and see what happens.

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 01:13 PM (k9qR4)

297 290
I am pretty sure if it is taken over 30 years and you die, your wife and kids get it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 01:08 PM (gf8BH)

Would be a good guess, but some states don't allow r only allow one beneficiary. Also when you die, the balance of the annuity is immediately taxable to your estate.

http://tinyurl.com/84y4blb

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:13 PM (jJRIy)

298 Steyn is crushing it today.

He and Walter Williams are the only Rush-substitutes worth listening to.
Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2015 01:11 PM (EmQQu)

*****

Yep. Unfortunately Butterball Erickson is sitting in tomorrow.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 29, 2015 01:14 PM (yKeTB)

299 $300 million lottery over 30 years = $10 mil a year, less than 1 mill a month. BEFORE taxes.

After taxes? I'd have to keep working.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:14 PM (fu1JC)

300 That is the sad thing if one wins the lottery, go talk to the lawyer first before running for the cameras to claim the prize and ruining your life as your Democrat relatives and not-relatives start hitting you up for cash. Only a few Powerball states allow for anonymous claim.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:15 PM (fGCbW)

301 Damn, that is some serious flooding in Missouri.

What the hell is up with Missouri? A couple years ago you never heard a peep out of the state and now it won't shut the hell up. It's like the state is gay.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 01:15 PM (/tuJf)

302 299 $300 million lottery over 30 years = $10 mil a year, less than 1 mill a month. BEFORE taxes.

After taxes? I'd have to keep working.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:14 PM (fu1JC)
***
In Blue State America, lottery wins you!

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 29, 2015 01:15 PM (Wu2k4)

303 O'Malley has learned nothing from Hillary. You need to bus folks in and pay them via 10$ Popeye's Chicken gift cards.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:16 PM (oiNtH)

304 If the winner takes the lump sum, then before taxes they will win a jackpot of $184.2 million.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:02 PM (fGCbW)

So after taxes, using my ballpark figure of the gov't always takes 50% on lump sums, it is about $92 million. Yeah, I could live with that.

Posted by: WOPR at December 29, 2015 01:17 PM (gQmg/)

305 250 Man, if she hadn't kept
that blue dress!


Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (NOIQH)


Smart to keep it at her mom's house. I guarantee her own place had been searched, probably multiple times.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 29, 2015 01:17 PM (vgIRn)

306 The Blow Me State

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 29, 2015 01:17 PM (2cS/G)

307 And I would never participate in any public showing off of the giant check.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 01:11 PM (X6fMO)


I believe that is a condition of winning the prize. I know it is here. And you know something? Such pictures rarely make the paper anymore, unless it is a local person, and sometimes not even then. Ho hum, somebody won the lottery, happens all the time, doncha know?


If I ever win one, I will make plans to disappear for few months the day following the acceptance of the check. Arrange for someone to watch my house, and have my mail forwarded, etc. And not come back until the general public has forgotten me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:17 PM (UsLZp)

308 303
O'Malley has learned nothing from Hillary. You need to bus folks in and pay them via 10$ Popeye's Chicken gift cards.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:16 PM (oiNtH)

Remember he tried that in MD. The folks got mad and left early to eat.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:18 PM (jJRIy)

309 So is that new CA gun law our first pre-crime law?
Sounds like you don;t even have to be planning to use it to break the law, just give some other person the impression you *might*? wtf

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 01:18 PM (NOIQH)

310 Only a few Powerball states allow for anonymous claim.>>>

Can I hire a Special FX makeup artist to make me look different for the photo op?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 29, 2015 01:18 PM (XtAzU)

311 Refugees should stay where the hell they are, said Lewis bluntly. Hey, no one has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but theyre not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in the group of 10,000 are ISIS how can I take that chance?





That question should be put to the asswipe in the White House but we know he doesn't care. Good on Jerry for speaking up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (493sH)

312 That is the sad thing if one wins the lottery, go talk to the lawyer first before running for the cameras to claim the prize and ruining your life as your Democrat relatives and not-relatives start hitting you up for cash. Only a few Powerball states allow for anonymous claim.
Posted by: Anna Puma

I think that this must be a big contributing factor on why big lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time. All the people around them start badgering them for money and they can't say NO.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (oiNtH)

313 >>So is that new CA gun law our first pre-crime law?
Sounds like you don;t even have to be planning to use it to break the law, just give some other person the impression you *might*? wtf

Doesn't sound remotely Constitutional. I bet the first challenge ends this law.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (/tuJf)

314 So after taxes, using my ballpark figure of the gov't always takes 50% on lump sums, it is about $92 million. Yeah, I could live with that.



That's fedgov. Add in state at around 6%.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (fu1JC)

315 Crime doesnt pay and it cant outrun a group of Marines, even if they are decked out in dress blues.

Thats the lesson three suspected cell phone thieves learned Dec. 22 when they targeted victims at a mall in Westland, Michigan. What they didnt know was that three local Marines home for temporary recruiting duty were there working.

The leathernecks were heading out when they saw three men burst out of the mall. A teenage girl screamed that the men had stolen something from her. She later told police they had surrounded her and taken her cell phone.

Without hesitation or discussion, the Marines gave chase through the parking lot and across a busy intersection stacked with Christmas traffic. Though the teenage suspects got off to a fast and early start, they were no match for the Marines.

Do you really think you can outrun three Marines? asked Pfc. Blayne Edwards, who will soon wrap up his training and become a Low Altitude Air Defense, or LAAD, gunner.

Two suspects soon realized the effort was futile and gave up without a fight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (gf8BH)

316 Two suspects soon realized the effort was futile and gave up without a fight.

Well, bless their hearts.

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:21 PM (thyJJ)

317 Do you really think you can outrun three Marines? asked Pfc. Blayne Edwards, who will soon wrap up his training and become a Low Altitude Air Defense, or LAAD, gunner.

Two suspects soon realized the effort was futile and gave up without a fight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (gf8BH)



The DoJ investigation of the Marines to start in 3..2.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (493sH)

318 Awww.... the Lottery.... a hidden tax on those who don't know math...



the Payout is about 60% of the money taken in...




Lessee, 0.60^n where n is, say, 10, amounts to 0.006. So if you start with $100 and play ten times, you can expect on average to whittle your $100 down to ... 60 cents. Sounds good. When do we start?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (oKE6c)

319 I think that this must be a big contributing factor on why big lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time. All the people around them start badgering them for money and they can't say NO.



Ha! Watch me. 3 questions for those wanting money.
1. Did you have me?
2. Did you feed & clothe me?
3. Did you raise me?
A "No" to any question gets you a big FYNQ.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (fu1JC)

320 The payout is then TAXED, at a rate above 50% once you figure in State Taxes (in most States)...

Thus... only about 30% of the money people spend on the lottery, is ever given back out... the State takes the rest.

If Vegas had this payout, they would be put out of business by the State...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 29, 2015 01:13 PM (f7rv6)


Not taxed here in Canada, but as a rational way to gamble, sure lotteries suck.


I figure one tickets rents you a dream for a week, and some one ticket has to win it, eventually. But buying multiple tickets to "improve your odds"? That's the real mug's game, and where the "tax on stupidity" remarks are true.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (UsLZp)

321 Cheri, one winner I think in AZ is basically no longer talking to his mother and other family members because they always had their hand out for more money.

When it comes to close family, maybe talk to the lawyer about setting up trust funds. Give those family members a fixed amount a year. Nothing insanely lavish. But enough so when they ask for more, you can say no.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (fGCbW)

322 I think that this must be a big contributing factor on why big lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time. All the people around them start badgering them for money and they can't say NO.
Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (oiNtH)
Absolutely. Stately Poppins Manor would be located somewhere in the middle of a 1000-acre wood festooned with hex scarecrows, "GO AWAY" signs and the occasional decaying hobo carcass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (X6fMO)

323 316
Two suspects soon realized the effort was futile and gave up without a fight.



Well, bless their hearts.

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:21 PM (thyJJ)

Stop now or lose teeth?. They weren't that stupid.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (jJRIy)

324 less than 1 mill a month. BEFORE taxes.

Y'all don't know what you're missing. "Public service" is where it's at.

Posted by: The Clinton Foundation at December 29, 2015 01:23 PM (ANVXm)

325 Be ready to tie up all your lottery winnings in trust funds except for enough to live as you do now without needing to work.

Give your new friends and relatives the bad news that the money is being guarded by dragons and no one can get to it for many years.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:24 PM (MQEz6)

326 The DoJ investigation of the Marines to start in 3..2.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (493sH)

Investigation, hell. Hate crime prosecution is probably being ginned up as we type. (I assume the "victims" were yutes.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:25 PM (oKE6c)

327 Those Marines acted stupidly.

Posted by: Emporer Sotero I posessor of pen and phone at December 29, 2015 01:25 PM (WVsWD)

328 The feds withhold 25% off the bat. But estimate that you will pay 40% on it.

So, lump sum minus 40% + what ever your state tax is. Still more than enough to live on for the rest of your life.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:25 PM (iQIUe)

329 Stop now or lose teeth?. They weren't that stupid.


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (jJRIy)


Here's hoping they actually get to be the yewts that are turning their lives around.

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:25 PM (thyJJ)

330 Stately Poppins Manor would be located somewhere in the middle of a
1000-acre wood festooned with hex scarecrows, "GO AWAY" signs and the
occasional decaying hobo carcass.


Deep in the 1000 acre wood
Where MPPPP plays
There lies a nasty hobo trap
That automatically skins and filets

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 29, 2015 01:25 PM (YEelc)

331 Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:22 PM (fGCbW)

Sad but true. Money can change family dynamics very fast. I saw this play out when my parents and step-dad died. Relatives became vicious over the material things and cash and I stayed as far away from them as possible. Some wonder why I will no longer speak to them and that I should let bygones be bygones after 25 years. Sorry, no vultures.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (oiNtH)

332 I think that this must be a big contributing
factor on why big lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time.
All the people around them start badgering them for money and they can't
say NO.



Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (oiNtH)


This is why I intend to change my name and move if I ever win a huge lottery. Only a handful of people (family, close friends) would know that I didn't just fall off the face of the Earth.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (HalrA)

333 Obama heads out on global legacy tour, Thai King's dog dies.

Coincidence, or menu prep?

We report you decide...

Posted by: Meremortal at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (3myMJ)

334 Stately Poppins Manor would be located somewhere in the middle of a 1000-acre wood festooned with hex scarecrows, "GO AWAY" signs and the occasional decaying hobo carcass.



Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.

See anyone coming from a mile off.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (fu1JC)

335 my first call would be to an investment adviser / lawyer (maybe I'd just call AtC). And I would never participate in any public showing off of the giant check.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 29, 2015 01:11 PM (X6fMO)

Get a lawyer and three different financial advisors. Then split the money between them to manage. It limits your risk for one deciding to permanently retire with your funds.

Posted by: WOPR at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (gQmg/)

336 Winners go broke because they buy houses for everyone, buy private jets, gamble like crazy, get robbed, etc.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (iQIUe)

337 I'd see about splitting it into some lump sums before claiming the ticket. It would be a shame for relatives to be paying taxes on what I already paid taxes on.

Not that I've given this any thought or anything...

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 01:28 PM (ANVXm)

338 Here's hoping they actually get to be the yewts that are turning their lives around.

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:25 PM (thyJJ)

Well a Marine recruiter will run after a prospect.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:28 PM (jJRIy)

339 I think that this must be a big contributing factor on why big lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time. All the people around them start badgering them for money and they can't say NO.


Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (oiNtH)




If I ever win, I'll have an office set up in my home like in the Godfather and people will be funneled in for their 2 minute audience to ask a favor of me. And since I don't have a daughter I can't get hit up that way

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2015 01:28 PM (493sH)

340
I think that this must be a big contributing factor on why big
lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time. All the people
around them start badgering them for money and they can't say NO.




Probably the biggest factor is fundamental: they were stupid enough to buy lottery tickets in the first place, and so have zero money sense.


So lottery winners have self-selected for 1) having no financial sense, 2) a tendency to plump for "Hail Mary" solutions to financial problems, and 3) oftentimes being broke because of #1 and 2.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:28 PM (oKE6c)

341 Absolutely. Stately Poppins Manor would be located somewhere in the middle of a 1000-acre wood festooned with hex scarecrows, "GO AWAY" signs and the occasional decaying hobo carcass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Too funny!!

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:29 PM (oiNtH)

342 Get a lawyer and three different financial advisors. Then split the money between them to manage. It limits your risk for one deciding to permanently retire with your funds.

Posted by: WOPR at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (gQmg/)


Gosh, it sounds like you don't trust folks with a boatload of someone else's money. That's just cynical /sarc

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:29 PM (thyJJ)

343 Or make the vultures fight money in an arena.

Next: Aunt Gladys vs. Uncle Larry. Fight!

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:29 PM (MQEz6)

344 334 Stately Poppins Manor would be located somewhere in the middle of a 1000-acre wood festooned with hex scarecrows, "GO AWAY" signs and the occasional decaying hobo carcass.



Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.

See anyone coming from a mile off.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (fu1JC)
***
I'd see what I could do about getting two or three goodish sized packs of wolfhounds to patrol the grounds. You know, in case anybody got past the cheetahs after clearing the wire and mine-field.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 29, 2015 01:29 PM (Wu2k4)

345 Get a lawyer and three different financial advisors. Then split the money between them to manage. It limits your risk for one deciding to permanently retire with your funds.

Posted by: WOPR at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (gQmg/)


And buy some gold, physical gold, to hold close to you, and park some money offshore, in several different banks or investment vehicles, just in case some future government decides to confiscate all savings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:30 PM (UsLZp)

346 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had
been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high
or less.

No bushes or trees.



See anyone coming from a mile off.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (fu1JC)


I think I'd buy a private island somewhere. Something big enough so that if the rest of the world decided to fuck itself up, I could live out the rest of my days on what grows there.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 29, 2015 01:30 PM (HalrA)

347 >>Winners go broke because they buy houses for everyone, buy private jets, gamble like crazy, get robbed, etc.

In other words they aren't used to having money.

Rich people, those who made it themselves, tend not to buy stupid stuff. Lottery winners are more like the 5th heir of a fortune who has no idea where the money came from.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 29, 2015 01:30 PM (/tuJf)

348 Get a lawyer and three different financial advisors. Then split the money between them to manage. It limits your risk for one deciding to permanently retire with your funds.


Tell them upfront, "if you do, I will personally find you and end you. Doesn't matter about extradition treaties."

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:31 PM (fu1JC)

349 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.


Detroit?

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 01:31 PM (ANVXm)

350 I think that this must be a big contributing factor on why big lottery winners end up flat broke in a short time.

Well, that and the fact that playing the lottery is proof positive that you're bad with money.

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 01:31 PM (k9qR4)

351 MPPPP, think more low key.

Got 100 acres? Devote a 1 acre wide belt on the perimeter for the natural look. Say pine trees.

Two winding well-built roads leading in, but neither easily visible. Both roads bordered with bocage.

The center twenty acres marked with a stout and tall wall. Looks ornamental but can snear at someone's SUV. The gates for the roads will be double gate affairs and well armored. From that wall to the pine belt, open fields for your horses, yaks, and gene-engineered dragons. And will provide clear lines of sight in case of zombies.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:32 PM (fGCbW)

352 Tell them upfront, "if you do, I will personally find you and end you. Doesn't matter about extradition treaties."
Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:31 PM (fu1JC)

That's what the extra 2/3 is for, to finance your hunting expedition.

Posted by: WOPR at December 29, 2015 01:32 PM (gQmg/)

353 I'd see what I could do about getting two or three goodish sized packs of wolfhounds to patrol the grounds. You know, in case anybody got past the cheetahs after clearing the wire and mine-field.



Cheetahs? Trained hyenas.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:32 PM (fu1JC)

354 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 12:46 PM (UsLZp)

what a dick.

Although fishtailing in the snow, drunk, a 4x4 does sound like fun...

(I jest, I jest)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:32 PM (AkOaV)

355 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.

http://www.missilebases.com

If you're gonna go...go big.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (ptqRm)

356

Life is like a box of squirrels.

Posted by: Forrest Stump at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (JBggj)

357 And buy some gold, physical gold, to hold
close to you, and park some money offshore, in several different banks
or investment vehicles, just in case some future government decides to
confiscate all savings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:30 PM (UsLZp)

US Citizens aren't parking money off shore any more, no bank will take their accounts.


http://tinyurl.com/gmw7n4t

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (jJRIy)

358 Winners go broke because they buy houses for everyone, buy private jets, gamble like crazy, get robbed, etc.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (iQIUe)


You only hear about the ones who go broke spectacularly because they make interesting news for the MSM. The ones who invest wisely, and live out their lives in inconspicuous comfort, they don't sell newspapers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (UsLZp)

359 This guy owned his own construction firm and was worth 17 mil bucks before he won lottery and still went broke:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Whittaker_(lottery_winner)

He blew thru 113 million bucks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:34 PM (iQIUe)

360 349 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.

Detroit?



Too cold. More like Aridzona.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:34 PM (fu1JC)

361 You only hear about the ones who go broke spectacularly because they make interesting news for the MSM. The ones who invest wisely, and live out their lives in inconspicuous comfort, they don't sell newspapers.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


And probably keep quiet about it all.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (FkBIv)

362 Invest in Vault 111.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (MQEz6)

363 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.

See anyone coming from a mile off.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:27 PM (fu1JC)
***
I'd see what I could do about getting two or three goodish sized packs of wolfhounds to patrol the grounds. You know, in case anybody got past the cheetahs after clearing the wire and mine-field.
Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 29, 2015 01:29 PM (Wu2k4)


Hmmm... *contemplates... do I train an army of flying monkeys or fire ants to counteract the ground defenses?"*


Sounds like you guys have it all figured out! No way anyone would or could think of attacking you.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (Dj0WE)

364 359 This guy owned his own construction firm and was worth 17 mil bucks before he won lottery and still went broke:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Whittaker_(lottery_winner)

He blew thru 113 million bucks.




That's a lot of hookers and blow!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (fu1JC)

365 Be ready to tie up all your lottery winnings in trust funds except for enough to live as you do now without needing to work.

Give your new friends and relatives the bad news that the money is being guarded by dragons and no one can get to it for many years.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:24 PM (MQEz6)


Be ready to fend off dozens of frivolous lawsuits from people you don't pay off. Oh, Aunt Mable slipped and fell when she came over for Thanksgiving dinner. Cousin Betty's car ran over her foot not two days after you helped her change a flat tire. Uncle Terrence became suicidal and has really bad PTSD after you forgot to get him a Christmas present last year.

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (k9qR4)

366 Gosh, it sounds like you don't trust folks with a boatload of someone else's money. That's just cynical /sarc
Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:29 PM (thyJJ)

I knew of an insurance company that did the same thing. Always had their investment money split among multiple parties. I figured good enough for them, good enough for me.

Posted by: WOPR at December 29, 2015 01:36 PM (gQmg/)

367 I'd rather invest the money to get a return. Buying a private jet? No return. Buying a Senator? Guaranteed returns. And you get to use his private jet.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 01:36 PM (ANVXm)

368 I get no schadenfreude from winners losing it all.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:36 PM (iQIUe)

369 You only hear about the ones who go broke
spectacularly because they make interesting news for the MSM. The ones
who invest wisely, and live out their lives in inconspicuous comfort,
they don't sell newspapers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (UsLZp)


Yeah, we need stories about those two.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:37 PM (oKE6c)

370 Be ready to fend off dozens of frivolous lawsuits from people you don't pay off. Oh, Aunt Mable slipped and fell when she came over for Thanksgiving dinner.


She didn't slip and fall. I body slammed her ass for trespassing.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:38 PM (fu1JC)

371 You only hear about the ones who go broke spectacularly because they make interesting news for the MSM. The ones who invest wisely, and live out their lives in inconspicuous comfort, they don't sell newspapers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (UsLZp)


I'm just basing this on stuff I've read in the past, but the divorce rate for lottery winners is something like 4x that of the population at large. And the 30-year bankrupcy rate for lottery winners is nearly 100%.

Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 01:38 PM (k9qR4)

372 He blew thru 113 million bucks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


Like big name celebrities who blow through their money and end up filing bankruptcy. Mike Tyson, MC Hammer, Willie Nelson, etc.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:38 PM (oiNtH)

373 They make inflatable space stations now.

Buy three. One to live in, one for back-up, and one for growing food.

Park them in a nice sunny orbit far from Earth and chillax.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:38 PM (MQEz6)

374 That's a lot of hookers and blow!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (fu1JC)

If I remember correctly WVA guy who lost it all in investments when his company went under.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:39 PM (jJRIy)

375 ID had an episode of 'Blood Relatives' where a guy won a lottery and moved his family to Florida. Opened a gourmet popcorn store and hired family to run it. And guy started shclonging the sister in law. And the relatives got greedy, ended up murdering the poor guy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:39 PM (fGCbW)

376 368 I get no schadenfreude from winners losing it all.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:36 PM (iQIUe)



It's the stuff of Greek tragedy: the protagonist brought down inevitably, ineluctably, by a personal flaw as his life unfolds along a trajectory determined by internal variables that he cannot understand, much less control.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:39 PM (oKE6c)

377 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.



Not even one Italian Cypress?

A fern mebbe?

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2015 01:40 PM (qUNWi)

378 Some states require name and city of winners be publicized. Okay. Cant fight it. But what I dont undestand is what right do they have to use you as free ads for the lottery? I see these computer screens where people' names are flashed for years. Scary!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:40 PM (iQIUe)

379 If I remember correctly WVA guy who lost it all in investments when his company went under.


Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:39 PM (jJRIy)


You would think that people that know that results come from hard work wouldn't make dumb risky decisions, but, boy howdy do they.

Posted by: gapoz at December 29, 2015 01:40 PM (thyJJ)

380 365 Be ready to tie up all your lottery winnings in trust funds except for enough to live as you do now without needing to work.

Give your new friends and relatives the bad news that the money is being guarded by dragons and no one can get to it for many years.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:24 PM (MQEz6)

Be ready to fend off dozens of frivolous lawsuits from people you don't pay off. Oh, Aunt Mable slipped and fell when she came over for Thanksgiving dinner. Cousin Betty's car ran over her foot not two days after you helped her change a flat tire. Uncle Terrence became suicidal and has really bad PTSD after you forgot to get him a Christmas present last year.
Posted by: Snoodling Hero Emeritus at December 29, 2015 01:35 PM (k9qR4)

Rent-a-Ninja will fix that.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (MQEz6)

381 I actually knew a couple who won six million bucks, and it couldn't have happened to nicer, more deserving people.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:07 PM (UsLZp)

If I won $6 mill, I'd invest half in buying more lottery tickets, and put the other half on black at the roulette table.

Guaranteed to at least double my money.

Smart right?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (AkOaV)

382 375 ID had an episode of 'Blood Relatives' where a guy won a lottery and moved his family to Florida. Opened a gourmet popcorn store and hired family to run it. And guy started shclonging the sister in law. And the relatives got greedy, ended up murdering the poor guy.



See? Family.

Get thee away from me!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (fu1JC)

383 US Citizens aren't parking money off shore any more, no bank will take their accounts.


http://tinyurl.com/gmw7n4t

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:33 PM (jJRIy)


Article is behind a paywall. But do you seriously believe that someone with multiple millions in cash could not find and hire the expertise needed to place at least some of that wealth in hidey-holes around the world as a hedge against a complete financial collapse in the USA?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (UsLZp)

384 Big moat stocked full of gators.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (oiNtH)

385 Casa 223 would be dead center in a section that had been clear cut. No hills, ripples, or gullies. Grass kept at 1 inch high or less.
No bushes or trees.


Not even one Italian Cypress?

A fern mebbe?



Nada. I want to see anything larger than a prairie dog moving.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:42 PM (fu1JC)

386 Poor Belk Bowl, NC State vs MS State in Charlotte.



Suppose to pour down rain the entire day.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:43 PM (jJRIy)

387 Some states require name and city of winners be publicized. Okay. Cant
fight it. But what I dont undestand is what right do they have to use
you as free ads for the lottery?



Publication is probably required to make sure Democrat-run states don't by lucky chance have a lot of winners who are related to Democrat politicians.


And also to attract others to play ("See, you CAN win"). The same reason slot machines go ape-shit when someone wins a jackpot.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:43 PM (oKE6c)

388 199 Anyone here stumping for Trump?

Posted by: George Pope Morris at December 29, 2015 12:42 PM (oFSUK)
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Someone got me a Trump 2016 coffee mug for stocking stuffer, does that count? I might have preferred a 'F the GOPe' mug, but this will do.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:43 PM (MbrzC)

389 There's even something called, IIRC, the "Sudden Money Institute" who will counsel those who've suddenly inherited a royal buttload of money, or won the lottery, or who have been showered by gifts by their mysterious but strangely alluring billionaire boyfriend (heh) an how to mamage their windfall without pissing it all away.

Money management is not difficult, but it requires something in short supply nowadays, that is, common sense.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2015 01:43 PM (EmQQu)

390 *is this idea a ticket to Detroit or Hell?*

Win lottery. Via a front company buy Gaylord's Chicago house. Bulldoze it and turn it into a nice park dedicated to all those who have lost their lives to gang violence.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:44 PM (fGCbW)

391 Opened a gourmet popcorn store

What's the market like for gourmet popcorn?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 29, 2015 01:44 PM (FkBIv)

392 If I won $6 mill, I'd invest half in buying more lottery tickets, and put the other half on black at the roulette table.



Guaranteed to at least double my money.



Smart right?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (AkOaV)


Can you put lottery tickets in your 401(k)? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:45 PM (oKE6c)

393 I see these computer screens where people' names are flashed for years. Scary!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

Publisher's Clearing House is like that. If you win the big money, you have to sign a legal contract that they can use your first name with last initial, city, and video of yourself in their ads. With a 10 million dollar check in front of you, who is going to say no? I personally would try to disguise myself as much as possible.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:45 PM (oiNtH)

394 @383

Yes, I do. Here is another story. http://tinyurl.com/of7e93t




US Citizens are hosed. Even the Cayman's, a old favorite of mine, is closing accounts.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (jJRIy)

395 Heh. Today's episode of Rockford Files on MeTV is the one with this in it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1y0loWFgc0

A slightly longer clip would have gotten to where Sky reaches the "shut up, she argued" point.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (eejPc)

396 There's even something called, IIRC, the "Sudden Money Institute" who
will counsel those who've suddenly inherited a royal buttload of money,
or won the lottery, or who have been showered by gifts by their
mysterious but strangely alluring billionaire boyfriend (heh) an how to
manage their windfall without pissing it all away.





Just in case one of those Nigerian princes actually does step up to the plate?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (oKE6c)

397 I love these paintings so full of beautiful, dominant vaginas...

Posted by: the Matriarchy at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (xEG7+)

398
394 @383

Yes, I do. Here is another story. http://tinyurl.com/of7e93t

US Citizens are hosed. Even the Cayman's, a old favorite of mine, is closing accounts.
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (jJRIy)

Why is this happening?

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (MQEz6)

399 I would try to seclude as much of my winnings as I could from the government. Families and faux friends can be a problem, but the biggest problem would be keeping the fed out of my pie. And they will come after it one way or the other.

Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (Fmupd)

400 I see today, the only way for me to write is to flee towards the public library and scribble on netbook.

Tschuss! Adios! Sweet dreams of striking it rich may they guide and empower me on the writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (fGCbW)

401 Publisher's Clearing House is like that. If you win
the big money, you have to sign a legal contract that they can use your
first name with last initial, city, and video of yourself in their ads.
With a 10 million dollar check in front of you, who is going to say
no? I personally would try to disguise myself as much as possible.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:45 PM (oiNtH)


Or pick your nose for the entire time they're recording the video. Raise the ante on 'em.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (oKE6c)

402 If I won $6 mill, I'd invest half in buying more lottery tickets, and put the other half on black at the roulette table.

Guaranteed to at least double my money.

Smart right?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:41 PM (AkOaV)


These folks bought a nice home in a small town, bought homes for their two grown children, and that was about it. I suspect they have passed on now, as they were not young people them, and neither were in the very best of health, and many years have gone by.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:48 PM (UsLZp)

403 Why is this happening?
Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (MQEz6)

government wants your money RIGHT HERE where they tax it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (AkOaV)

404 >> You would think that people that know that results come from hard work ...

would know they're wrong, and that they didn't build that.

Posted by: HRH Obama I at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (nSW/N)

405 Or pick your nose for the entire time they're recording the video. Raise the ante on 'em.


Posted by: Jay Guevara

Ok, that made me laugh out loud

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (oiNtH)

406 US Citizens are hosed. Even the Cayman's, a old favorite of mine, is closing accounts.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (jJRIy)



Why is this happening?

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (MQEz6)


The government is getting greedier/desperate for OPM, and so leaning on offshore banks. Oh, I'm sure they'll come up with some bullshit rationale (money laundering, etc.) but I think that that's the real reason.
Next up, as the apocalypse approaches apace: capital controls.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (oKE6c)

407 Why is this happening?

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 01:47 PM (MQEz6)

Obama IRS and congress want to completely shut down US Citizens from having accounts off shore.

It is a YUGE problem for X Pats working abroad. This is one reason you are seeing a lot of people denounce their citizenship.


Stupid lefties.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (jJRIy)

408 The Todays Shows precious sunflower Savannah Guthrie described Clintons well-documented and admitted-to affair with Monica Lewinsky as alleged. Trump immediately jumped down her lying throat.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2015 12:51 PM (gf8BH)
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alleged? alleged?? Seriously? Maybe she'll claim now that it depends on what the definition of the word 'affair' is, assuming everyone can get on the same page about the definition of 'is'. This exactly what needs to happen on tv when people try to slip shit like that past people during an interview, don't let it slide, jump on it, hard. Usually the person being interviews is so concerned about staying on a script of their own they don't stop to challenge crap like that an overtime morons that don't know any better actually end up believing sh1t.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (MbrzC)

409 >>Ok, that made me laugh out loud

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (oiNtH)


Then my day is complete!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:50 PM (oKE6c)

410 Lewis is about 160 years old. He's at that "I don't give a damn what you think" stage.

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Otherwise known as the best age.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:50 PM (MbrzC)

411 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:48 PM (UsLZp)

good for them for not being dumb with the money.

My step cousins dad won a state lottery a few years back. $2 mill or so.

Blew through it in like 6 months. It was absurd.

Bought all kinds of toys -- new truck, snowmobiles, motorcycles, etc. etc. and a new house

Ended up having to sell a lot of it (at a huge loss, I'd imagine) to pay his taxes and utilities on his house.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:50 PM (AkOaV)

412 Publisher's Clearing House is like that. If you win the big money, you have to sign a legal contract that they can use your first name with last initial, city, and video of yourself in their ads.



Sure. Use it. Because I'll have no longer lived there since yesterday.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:51 PM (fu1JC)

413 One of the problems for the cartels in Columbia was having too much money and no where to put it. They hid it in holes and it rotted away. They put it in foreign banks and it was eventually seized. The best think they could do is using it for charity, i.e., Escobar built some sort of low housing development.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:52 PM (iQIUe)

414 Lewis is about 160 years old. He's at that "I don't give a damn what you think" stage.


With a hole lot of "Fuck you" money.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:52 PM (fu1JC)

415 It is a YUGE problem for X Pats working abroad. This is one reason you are seeing a lot of people denounce their citizenship.


Stupid lefties.
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (jJRIy)

Yes, I believe the IRS wants you to pay taxes on your entire foreign income, even if you hadn't set foot in the US for decades and are a full time citizen of your new country.
But they will kindly allow you to write off your foreign-paid taxes. Because they're nice like that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:52 PM (AkOaV)

416 Gah - they published the sordid details of the testimony in the Starr Report, for Pete's sake! Man, if she hadn't kept that blue dress!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (NOIQH)
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Which reminds me about another War on a Woman perpetrated by the left (both her character and her looks), anyone remember Linda Tripp?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:52 PM (MbrzC)

417 A lot of LIVs that win have never paid any Fed income tax and do not understand the concept that they don't get to keep it all.




It's dumb tax decisions taht screw most of them.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:53 PM (jJRIy)

418 One of the problems for the cartels in Columbia was having too much money and no where to put it. They hid it in holes and it rotted away.



Convert to gold and put it back in the ground.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:53 PM (fu1JC)

419 Is it me, or does it seem to others as though the Reds are making a push now to generate revisionist history? "Trumbo," "Truth," this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM (oKE6c)
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Yes. However this is almost always perpetually the case, they may take a few years of from a topic, but they always get back around to trying to rewrite things again and again.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:54 PM (MbrzC)

420 They sell kidnap insurance that you may want go buy so if kidnapped before you collect your cash, your family has ransom money.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:54 PM (iQIUe)

421 Yes, I do. Here is another story. http://tinyurl.com/of7e93t




US Citizens are hosed. Even the Cayman's, a old favorite of mine, is closing accounts.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:46 PM (jJRIy)


Well, I am Canadian, and I am not under those restrictions. But say you won Powerball, you could go to those countries, and buy real estate, vacation homes. That shelters some wealth right there. Then, you could fly to your place in the Caymans with $9900 of gold in your pocket, and simply bury it in your garden there. Do that enough times, and you have a nest egg to live on there if you ever have to bug out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:56 PM (UsLZp)

422 @415


It's not just income tax, it's estate avoidance. Remember the Revlon or Avon heir that renounced his citizenship and moved to Belize. Saved millions.



College changed the law because of that one act.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:56 PM (jJRIy)

423 Yes, I believe the IRS wants you to pay taxes on
your entire foreign income, even if you hadn't set foot in the US for
decades and are a full time citizen of your new country.

But they will kindly allow you to write off your foreign-paid taxes. Because they're nice like that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 01:52 PM (AkOaV)


The way it used to work is you got an exemption on the first $80 K or so (back when; probably more now), and then paid US and foreign taxes on everything over that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:56 PM (oKE6c)

424 congress not college

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 29, 2015 01:56 PM (jJRIy)

425 The government is getting greedier/desperate for OPM, and so leaning on offshore banks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 01:49 PM (oKE6c)


Also, now that most states have some sort of lottery/legal gambling, I've been predicting that we're not that far away from government licensed (and taxed) whorehouses.

Progressive government has an insatiable appetite for money that is never satisfied, and will only grow larger, never smaller.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2015 01:57 PM (EmQQu)

426 413 One of the problems for the cartels in Columbia was having too much money and no where to put it. They hid it in holes and it rotted away.

I've heard this too. Supposedly, Pablo Escobar actually came up with a built-in loss percentage for cash rotting, getting washed away, eaten by rats, and so on.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 01:57 PM (kpqmD)

427 uhhh... if I have see one more Jeb commercial I'm gonna cut a beotch, networks should have a no more then 3 times an hour rule.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:57 PM (MbrzC)

428 . Then, you could fly to your place in the Caymans with $9900 of gold in your pocket, and simply bury it in your garden there. Do that enough times, and you have a nest egg to live on there if you ever have to bug out.


Then you get arrested for "structuring" and do time in federal prison.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (kpqmD)

429 Also, now that most states have some sort of lottery/legal gambling,
I've been predicting that we're not that far away from government
licensed (and taxed) whorehouses.


I thought the feds took over a whorehouse in NV, and managed to bankrupt the business?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (YEelc)

430 I'll take mine upfront. I can do a better job of investing than the state can.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:08 PM (fu1JC)
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As would I, as would most anyone with decent head on their shoulders.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (MbrzC)

431 Out of your post taxes lump sum, you buy your house, your car, and what ever else you need. You only pay taxes on your property and any investment income. No problem when you already have 50 mil in the bank.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (iQIUe)

432 The lottery ain't worth it unless I can walk away with the lump sum with taxes paid of $300 million or more. Inflation/deflation is going to shit on the dollar sooner or later. Probably around the first of January, 2017.

Posted by: Soona at December 29, 2015 02:00 PM (Fmupd)

433 I thought the feds took over a whorehouse in NV, and managed to bankrupt the business?

The "Madeline Albright Lounge" was not a hit.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2015 02:01 PM (yddCj)

434 Also, now that most states have some sort of lottery/legal gambling, I've been predicting that we're not that far away from government licensed (and taxed) whorehouses.


You say whorehouse. I say statehouse. Potato potahto.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 02:01 PM (fu1JC)

435 429 Also, now that most states have some sort of lottery/legal gambling,
I've been predicting that we're not that far away from government
licensed (and taxed) whorehouses.

I thought the feds took over a whorehouse in NV, and managed to bankrupt the business?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (YEelc)

Mustang Ranch. That's an urban legend, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 02:02 PM (kpqmD)

436 I thought the feds took over a whorehouse in NV, and managed to bankrupt the business?



Mustang Ranch or the Bunny Ranch?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 02:02 PM (fu1JC)

437 anyone remember Linda Tripp?


Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at


Yes, the left savaged her. Her personal and professional information was leaked to the media which resulted in Tripp winning a lawsuit against the government. Every leftist "feminist" bashed her at every turn with even John Goodman playing her in repeated sketches on SNL.

Posted by: Cheri at December 29, 2015 02:02 PM (oiNtH)

438 If I ever win one, I will make plans to disappear for few months the day following the acceptance of the check. Arrange for someone to watch my house, and have my mail forwarded, etc. And not come back until the general public has forgotten me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 01:17 PM (UsLZp)
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Unless you live in a state where it's required, you shouldn't claim it publicly, or if you can't setup an llc front, have it make the claim. That said it's a good idea not to tell anyone (friends etc), least for awhile.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 02:03 PM (MbrzC)

439 Also, now that most states have some sort of lottery/legal gambling,
I've been predicting that we're not that far away from government
licensed (and taxed) whorehouses.



The government seized the Mustang Ranch because of Joe Conforte's failure to pay taxes (IIRC), but then ran it so poorly it lost money.


You've got to laugh. Only the government could lose money running a whorehouse.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 02:03 PM (oKE6c)

440 Gosh, it's like the income tax itself is the root of the problem.

Not to mention the beast it feeds.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 02:04 PM (MQEz6)

441 Out of your post taxes lump sum, you buy your house, your car, and what ever else you need.



Have your house on land. Put livestock on it. Apply for ag exemption.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 02:04 PM (fu1JC)

442 Mustang Ranch. That's an urban legend, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 02:02 PM (kpqmD)


Really? I thought I'd read this somewhere.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 02:04 PM (oKE6c)

443 Which reminds me about another War on a Woman perpetrated by the left (both her character and her looks), anyone remember Linda Tripp?
Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 01:52 PM (MbrzC)

No, but I do remember John Goodman dressed in drag.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 02:05 PM (AkOaV)

444 425
I've
been predicting that we're not that far away from government licensed
(and taxed) whorehouses.


How soon we forget.

Posted by: Mustang Ranch, wholly owned subsidiary of the IRS at December 29, 2015 02:05 PM (eejPc)

445 Just checked - you're right!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 02:05 PM (oKE6c)

446 Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 01:19 PM (fu1JC)
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The feds will take 39 or it maybe 42 percent now, then add your state.. in general take the Cash option figure *.50 and that's about what you'll have after the first tax filing, depending on your state, or how you arrange to 'collect' it you looking at keeping 58-50%.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 02:06 PM (MbrzC)

447 Remember that guy who had an adult tiger in his apt in Harlem? It was all fun and games until he got bit.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 02:06 PM (iQIUe)

448 440 Gosh, it's like the income tax itself is the root of the problem.

Not to mention the beast it feeds.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 02:04 PM (MQEz6)

The problem is the government's belief that the money you earn is theirs to spend as they see fit, and you should be grateful for any portion they permit you to keep for your own use. It's like having a wife.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 02:06 PM (kpqmD)

449 The government seized the Mustang Ranch because of Joe Conforte's failure to pay taxes (IIRC), but then ran it so poorly it lost money.


You've got to laugh. Only the government could lose money running a whorehouse.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 29, 2015 02:03 PM (oKE6c)

yes they did seize it, but the county yanked their business license, they auctioned it off, and the dude re-bought it.

Weird scheme.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 29, 2015 02:07 PM (AkOaV)

450 Then, you could fly to your place in the Caymans with $9900 of gold in your pocket, and simply bury it in your garden there. Do that enough times, and you have a nest egg to live on there if you ever have to bug out.


Then you get arrested for "structuring" and do time in federal prison.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (kpqmD)


Out of your post taxes lump sum, you buy your house, your car, and what ever else you need. You only pay taxes on your property and any investment income. No problem when you already have 50 mil in the bank.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (iQIUe)


Any government that can jail you for "structuring" is not above seizing bank accounts on some pretext. But obviously, if one were going to move cash or gold out of the country, one would not be making regular $9900 withdrawals from one's checking account, thereby triggering an investigation. Take out $100,000, and tell the bank you are buying gold to hold at home. That's currently legal, right? And once it's home, what you do with it is your business alone. Maybe you get off on tossing gold coins to strippers. You could even do that few times to create a myth. Then take chunks of your own gold with you to your offshore lairs.


Anyway, I'm done here. Stuff to do. Miles to drive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2015 02:07 PM (UsLZp)

451 I take the lump sum, deduct taxes, deduct cost of house, car, other shit, divide by 30 or 40 depending on your age, divide by 12, and that is your monthly budget. If dont spend it all give to charity.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 02:09 PM (iQIUe)

452 US Citizens aren't parking money off shore any more, no bank will take their accounts.
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That's why you purchase citizenship elsewhere.
St.Kitts has a nice program if you've got cash, and are willing to throw 350-500k at a real property investment there.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 02:10 PM (MbrzC)

453
448 440 Gosh, it's like the income tax itself is the root of the problem.

Not to mention the beast it feeds.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 02:04 PM (MQEz6)

The problem is the government's belief that the money you earn is theirs to spend as they see fit, and you should be grateful for any portion they permit you to keep for your own use. It's like having a wife.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 02:06 PM (kpqmD)

Yes, the income tax and the beast it feeds.

Until they are gone we are all serfs.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2015 02:11 PM (MQEz6)

454 I'd be more than happy to win enough to buy a house and a new car.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 29, 2015 02:13 PM (iQIUe)

455 Then you get arrested for "structuring" and do time in federal prison.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 29, 2015 01:59 PM (kpqmD)
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Yup. A boat or a private charter plane would actually be less risky way of moving it then structuring.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 02:15 PM (MbrzC)

456 oh look I'm caught up, so we must have been newd.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 29, 2015 02:18 PM (MbrzC)

457 Nood Jerry Lewis

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2015 02:19 PM (fu1JC)

458 Last!

Just wanted to say that as someone who used to work on campaigns, the idea that the DNC planted that guy in Bernie's camp is 100% believable.

Posted by: PJ at December 29, 2015 02:20 PM (cHuNI)

459 impressive painting of trees, this Ivan Shishkin fellow, a complete master of light.

Posted by: bour3 at December 29, 2015 03:11 PM (5x3+2)

460 Not that I read all 450 comments in an open thread.... Good grief the Horde is loquacious. Matt Finn at Fox News is a liar. In his article on Chicago Police Officer VanDike pleading Not Guilty Finn claims that LaQuan McDonald was "veering away" from the officer. Any idiot watching the dash cam can clearly see McDonald was veering towards the officer and then sharply increased the closure angle with his last step. Only then did VanDike fire in self defense.
Why do you let this crap go out on your website Fox?

Posted by: Igotnothing at December 29, 2015 04:32 PM (KY8WN)

461 Did we ever find out who was hands up in the bush in the right front of the painting?

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at December 30, 2015 11:24 AM (ocw+t)

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