EMT 1/10/16 [krakatoa

Whatever happened to the concept of relaxing weekends? I think I'm doing this wrong.

Maybe it's home ownership that's queering my results.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:00 AM




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1 Good morning horde
Take it away Vic

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 05:56 AM (3ZgzE)

2 Take it away Vic

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 05:56 AM (3ZgzE)


Well, maybe not. Or at least not yet.

Posted by: RickZ at January 10, 2016 06:00 AM (FRDDf)

3 Morning!Winter finally got here.. 16 degrees with wind chill near zero!

We all get a few more days to fantasize what we would do with that Powerball jackpot.. $1.3 Billion for Tuesday!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 10, 2016 06:00 AM (UpGcq)

4 Oops.. Wednesday..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 10, 2016 06:02 AM (UpGcq)

5 I wonder if I can get hired by one of the stores selling tickets as security...

On second thought. Not at $1.3 billion.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 06:04 AM (tnJs5)

6 Good morning all you drunk people who are still up.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at January 10, 2016 06:05 AM (jb+28)

7 And Mogera just got PWND

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/selection-du-weekend-174-67.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 06:07 AM (tnJs5)

8 And Mogera just got PWND

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/selection-du-weekend-174-67.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 06:07 AM (tnJs5)

Caption on that: Someone on the internet is claiming the Matthew Broderick Godzilla film is the best Godzilla film ever.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 10, 2016 06:10 AM (Ojki1)

9 Woke up just before 0400.

Last time I did that I got called in to do the overnight shift.

That better not happen again...

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 10, 2016 06:12 AM (Ojki1)

10 And Mogera just got PWND

Posted by: Anna Puma

How do you know they were gaming, they could have been watching "2 Gamera, 1 cup".

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at January 10, 2016 06:13 AM (jb+28)

11 Maybe it's home ownership that's queering my results.

Ownership contradicts the idea that everybody owns everything and if someone objects than you are a H8r and must be purged...!1!!`~elevently!!1!

Posted by: Teh at January 10, 2016 06:14 AM (vBeA5)

12 Got up this morning expecting to be rich....But forgot to buy any tickets...oh well

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 06:15 AM (T3Tpd)

13 Good news in Chicago:

Police were at the scene of an attempted armed robbery at ZS Food
Liquor in the 1300 block of West 87th Street Saturday night,
according to Police News Affairs. Two men were shot to death by a store
employee around 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob the store, sources
said.

of course 3 dead 9 shot elsewhere in Chicago.

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 06:18 AM (T3Tpd)

14 It's only about 487 million bucks take home. So, dont get too excited.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 06:22 AM (iQIUe)

15 of course 3 dead 9 shot elsewhere in Chicago.
Posted by: Colin

So you're saying to was a slow weekend? Must be because it's "teh warmest winter on record."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at January 10, 2016 06:22 AM (jb+28)

16 Perfect plot but Vic we have no party decides to sleep in, best laid plans of mice and men.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 06:26 AM (3ZgzE)

17 A perfect day to sit inside and watch it be cold. Except the wife invited friends over for dinner today. So, I get to go out this morning and get the 3 inches of snow off the drive and sidewalk. With a 20 MPH wind. So a 15 below wind chill.

I think I'm going to wake her up in 2 hours hitting a pan with a spoon.

Posted by: Bruce at January 10, 2016 06:29 AM (8ikIW)

18 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 06:29 AM (ptqRm)

19 best laid plans of mice and men.
Posted by: Skip

Tell me 'bout the rabbits again Barack.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 10, 2016 06:30 AM (jb+28)

20 What am I doing up at 6:30 on Sunday morning? What indeed?

Posted by: freaked at January 10, 2016 06:36 AM (BO/km)

21 I think I got into some poison ivy yesterday. I've got an itchy bitchy rash.

Posted by: freaked at January 10, 2016 06:38 AM (BO/km)

22 What is with government types and stupid acronyms? This is from our local sherrif's office. It is intended to stop the gangstas from shooting each other I guess.


"PRIDE is an acronym for presence, reaction, interaction, deterrence and excellence. The face of the initiative's name is Leo, a stern-looking cartoon lion sporting a sheriff's office patch on his shoulder."

Posted by: freaked at January 10, 2016 06:44 AM (BO/km)

23 Raining like a bastard here in NJ.



Paul Ryan is an asshole and a charlatan.



Carry on.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 10, 2016 06:45 AM (WVvzl)

24 From the mouth of babes...



"A war on guns would be as successful as the war on drugs and the
war on pedophilia. Laws only work for people w/the morality to follow
them."



--

Adrianne Curry

Posted by: Kreplach at January 10, 2016 06:46 AM (WVvzl)

25 Raining like a bastard here in WNY too.

And a shitstorm of snow forecast for tonight.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 10, 2016 06:47 AM (HMt16)

26 On the downside, didn't get to the range in time yesterday.

So, we plan again for this morning around 9:00.


In the meanwhile, B'More overnights have a serious stabbing, but the county had I believe two fatal shootings.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 06:49 AM (ptqRm)

27 What is with government types and stupid acronyms?
Posted by: freaked

Whatever do you mean?

Posted by: Community Uniformed Nondiscriminatory Targeted Services at January 10, 2016 06:52 AM (jb+28)

28 22 What is with government types and stupid acronyms?

It's extra-dopey considering that PRIDE is already associated with teh gheys.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 10, 2016 06:55 AM (HMt16)

29 2
Take it away Vic



Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 05:56 AM (3ZgzE)



Well, maybe not. Or at least not yet.

Posted by: RickZ at January 10, 2016 06:00 AM (FRDDf)

Just woke up. Latest I have slept in a long time. But no news for these 0600 threads.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 10, 2016 06:56 AM (t2KH5)

30 Obama Hires 'Army' of Pardon Lawyers: A "small army" of pardon lawyers is about to be hired by the Justice Department, suggesting that President Obama is expecting an active pardon period at the end of his term. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports that although it is typical for presidents to issue pardons to prisoners in their last months in office, the current plan to expand the Office of the Pardon Attorney by adding 16 new lawyers indicates President Obama's pardon period is likely to be "busier than normal." The president has already granted 250 pardons and commutations during his term, more than former President George W. Bush doled out during his full eight years in office. The move will potentially cost $2.26 million.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 06:57 AM (iQIUe)

31 What are you sthaying? This is theriuos!

Posted by: Leo the Lisping Lion at January 10, 2016 06:59 AM (BO/km)

32 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 06:57 AM (iQIUe)

Free Mumai!

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2016 07:01 AM (j7iSn)

33 Obama pardons will be like the Clinton pardons. All Democrats who gave him bribes. eXCUSE ME, POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS THAT GO INTO HIS WAR CHEST EVEN THOUGH HE WILL NEVER RUN FOR OFFICE AGAIN.


Damn I hate a caps lock key,

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 10, 2016 07:01 AM (t2KH5)

34 Hearing more and more chatter about something I predicted during Obama's first year in office: that he intends to move on to what would be, to him, much greater than POTUS - Secretary General of the UN.

Yes, that would mean giving up our seat on the security council. And that, to Obama, would be a huge feature, not a bug. After all, all America-haters want us off the security council. Why should Obama be any different?

I fear that we are far from seeing the last of him on the public stage. He could go on harming this country for a long, long time.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 10, 2016 07:02 AM (HMt16)

35 The move will potentially cost $2.26 million.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 06:57 AM


Cheaper than one of his vacations, anyway.

Names at head of Pardon List: Obama, Barack H; Clinton, Hillary R.; Holder, Eric....

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 10, 2016 07:03 AM (mIvL9)

36 How about we just give up our seat at the UN and kick those SOB's out.

Morning Horde.

Posted by: Golfman at January 10, 2016 07:06 AM (48QDY)

37 Imam of Philadelphia Jim Kenney tells the history of racial groups having to defend themselves and now w Muzzies now have to defend themselves need to stamp out bigotry.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 07:06 AM (3ZgzE)

38 I didn't win Powerball.

I blame you people.

Posted by: weirdflunky at January 10, 2016 07:14 AM (tOhDB)

39
I fear that he will parole Leonard Pelltier. When they thought Clinton was going to parole him over 700 FBI agents, current and retired, held a silent candle light march. The left went bonkers. Apparently, they can protest but no one else shd be allowed to.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:16 AM (iQIUe)

40
DAY 1,160

303 to go (376 to Inauguration Day )

Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, McKesson's, Mizzou malefactors, mewling mattress-myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:16 AM (zLP1L)

41 23 Posted by: Kreplach at January 10, 2016 06:45 AM (WVvzl)


Same here in Hymietown. Didn't we meet at a Moron Meet Up?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:18 AM (zLP1L)

42
Billy Mumy is a cop killer? When did that happen?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:19 AM (zLP1L)

43 Hard to believe *nobody* hit the lottery. I mean the odds are only 59x59x59x59x59x26 or something like that. I used random number generator on spreadsheet program and matched one. One!

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 07:26 AM (fbovC)

44 "Maybe it's home ownership that's queering my results."

Try coupling that with having young children. I don't get a spare second

Posted by: UGAdawg at January 10, 2016 07:28 AM (c+vBe)

45 @41

Sadly, I never have an opportunity to meet up with the hoarde.

But that's probably for the best as I'm actually more insufferable in person than I am on this blog.


Posted by: Kreplach at January 10, 2016 07:30 AM (WVvzl)

46 I read that they had sold 64% of the number combinations and that was when the jackpot was much lower. So yeah, it is a surprise that no one won it. Think it will get any nuttier? Or, are people experiencing lottery fatigue?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:30 AM (iQIUe)

47 Vic maybe if I remember I'll try again next weekend

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 07:31 AM (3ZgzE)

48 You have to figure the 'infinite monkeys theorem' would apply to the lottery, too.

Perhaps, in the Age of Obama, it's too racist to apply.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 07:32 AM (fbovC)

49 3 Morning!Winter finally got here.. 16 degrees with wind chill near zero!


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 10, 2016 06:00 AM (UpGcq)

Up here in MN, we call that "March"! We're currently at -9 with wind chills down to -20.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 10, 2016 07:32 AM (b0LbM)

50 Hard to believe *nobody* hit the lottery. I mean the
odds are only 59x59x59x59x59x26 or something like that. I used random
number generator on spreadsheet program and matched one. One!





Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 07:26 AM (fbovC)

Same here...I have a program that will play lotto, still running after countless plays, yet to hit anything except small payouts. "you never know"

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 07:35 AM (T3Tpd)

51 Day By Day

Stolen from Insty


http://tinyurl.com/jt8dxez

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:36 AM (ptqRm)

52
My dad played Lotto all the time with some weird system involving graph paper and trying to "see" the patterns in the numbers. Sort of like deciphering the Mayan hieroglyphs.

Long story short, he hits 4 out of the 5 numbers - missing the last number by ONE place (I think he picked 27 instead of 2. He was so thrilled to win $7,000 bucks that he could have cared less about not winning $4 million.

And to top it all off, he gave it to me and my brother to split. Says a lot about his character.

Miss you, dad!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:41 AM (zLP1L)

53
Twenty eight, not 28.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:42 AM (zLP1L)

54 good morning everyone

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 07:43 AM (uZNvH)

55 Interesting time line on Germany's Muzzy problem at Gatestoneinstitute. Simular that leftists are helping bring in immigrants just like our leftists help bring in illegals here.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 07:45 AM (3ZgzE)

56  Think it will get any nuttier? Or, are people experiencing lottery fatigue?Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:30 AM

I think fatigue and empty wallets will eventually rule. Or they'll have to change the powerball to less numbers, just to flush out a winner or three at last.

They upped the numbers on the powerball to get bigger jackpots but it will inevitably lead to frustration and perhaps poverty for some. I think the current jackpot started in November iirc.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 07:45 AM (fbovC)

57 ALERT: Sweden's Stockholm-Skavsta airport partly evacuated after explosive substance detected in passenger's luggage

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:45 AM (iQIUe)

58 Morning chemjeff. Looks like I will have to root for your chiefs next week.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 10, 2016 07:47 AM (4aaDj)

59 Just want you all to know, if the VIA household wins the Lottery, all you imaginary people inside my head laptop age getting a little something from us as well.

Just my way of saying thank you for being here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:47 AM (ptqRm)

60 Long ago, I use to pay for winning numbers from some online ad that "gave you the odds on what numbers to play" depending on which lottery you played. No winners...

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 07:48 AM (T3Tpd)

61 " some online ad that "gave you the odds on what numbers to play" depending on which lottery you played."

Winning lottery numbers are printed on the back of the fortune slips inside a fortune cookie.

Well, maybe not "Winning lottery numbers", but there are numbers there.

YMMV

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:49 AM (ptqRm)

62
They upped the numbers on the powerball to get bigger jackpots but it will inevitably lead to frustration and perhaps poverty for some. I think the current jackpot started in November iirc.
Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 07:45 AM (fbovC)

================
I read a lot of complaints these days about all the lottery games.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:50 AM (iQIUe)

63
If the temperatures were anywhere near typical (notice I did not say "normal") for NYC in January, we'd be under two feet of snow.

Pissing down rain here.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:51 AM (zLP1L)

64 57 ALERT: Sweden's Stockholm-Skavsta airport partly evacuated after explosive substance detected in passenger's luggage
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:45 AM (iQIUe)


Meh. Someone's lutefisk on rye went bad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:52 AM (zLP1L)

65 "Meh. Someone's lutefisk on rye went bad."

How does one even know if their lutefisk has gone bad?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:53 AM (ptqRm)

66 ALERT: Sweden's Stockholm-Skavsta airport partly evacuated after explosive substance detected in passenger's luggage

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 07:45 AM (iQIUe)

Back in 1995 my bag at Heathrow in London was pulled off the line. All sorts of police came, my bag was taken into a room. They opened it, I had been given a large glass paper weight by the people I worked for, and it set off some sort of sensor. Nearly missed my flight to NY.

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 07:55 AM (T3Tpd)

67 This is where we talk a about stuff in the right sidebar, yes? Conan O'Brien did a segment on his show about an escape room. Since the setting was supposed to be private detective's office from the 1940s, he briefly tried his "classic movie voice" to see if it would help. It didn't. The whole thing is on YouTube.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at January 10, 2016 07:56 AM (2RBkF)

68 58
Morning chemjeff. Looks like I will have to root for your chiefs next week.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 10, 2016 07:47 AM (4aaDj)


Good morning, something we can agree on

Yeah I was hoping the Chiefs would play the Broncos next week , oh well

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 07:57 AM (uZNvH)

69 How does one even know if their lutefisk has gone bad?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:53 AM (ptqRm)

probably have one of grammie winger's sensors

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 07:58 AM (uZNvH)

70 Just want you all to know, if the VIA household wins the Lottery, all you imaginary people inside my head laptop age getting a little something from us as well.

Just my way of saying thank you for being here.


Gee, thanks. I hear the Playboy Mansion is up for sale. Just sayin'...

And good morning gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2016 07:58 AM (LUgeY)

71 Escape rooms...

Pepsi ran a promotion last year called the PepsiMaxHouse, where a home was rented in the vicinity of local Universities.

And teams of students competed to successfully escape from rooms within the house.

I believe that after the initial surge of popularity, it sort of flopped.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:59 AM (ptqRm)

72 Good morning all.

From this date in 1944, central Italy

Jan 10, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journals
Cloudy - some rain. 894th reverted to 5th Army control 0035. Patrols and light attacks on the front. Hills surrounding Cervaro taken.
Patrols being relieved by CEF on right and 34th Div in II Corps Sector.




894 = 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion
CEF = Corps Expeditionaire Francois (French Expeditionary Corps)

The CEF consisted of about 60% North Africans (Algerians and Moroccans including the Goumiers or Ghoums) and 40% French nationals.

Around campfires on Boy Scout trips Dad used to tell us spooky stories of the Ghoums sneaking into encampments at night and determining if the sleeping occupants were Allies or not by feeling for their dog tags around their neck. No dog tags --> slit the throat. Gulp!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:00 AM (NeFrd)

73 "Gee, thanks. I hear the Playboy Mansion is up for sale. Just sayin'.."

Can you imagine what is growing inside the fabric of that place?

I think I would rather go the oft talked about "Alextopia" route.

Bring sunscreen and flip flops.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 08:01 AM (ptqRm)

74 Yeah I was hoping the Chiefs would play the Broncos next week , oh well

And way to go, Cincinnati Been-Gals. Way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory last night.

I can see Burfict being burned in effigy somewhere today. I hope they trade him tomorrow.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2016 08:02 AM (LUgeY)

75 Back in 1995 my bag at Heathrow in London was pulled
off the line. All sorts of police came, my bag was taken into a room.
They opened it, I had been given a large glass paper weight by the
people I worked for, and it set off some sort of sensor. Nearly missed
my flight to NY.


Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 07:55 AM


Similar thing happened to me once at JFK. A gift paperweight, only the glass had some kind of additive that set off the detectors....

By then, I was an old hand at getting hassled on flights. Was pulled off a Stockholm-to-Frankfurt flight because I apparently matched the description of a Swedish terrorist said to be on the aircraft. Plane was stopped on a taxiway, surrounded by a bunch of cream-and-green police cars and guys with machine guns. Made a long, lonely stroll down the stairs....

P.S. I wasn't the one they were looking for. Really.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 10, 2016 08:02 AM (mIvL9)

76 The lotteries and strip clubs: someone, somewhere is gonna get lucky, it's just not going to be you.

Posted by: Tmitsss at January 10, 2016 08:04 AM (Pa9vP)

77 Swedish Terrorist seems so quaint now

Posted by: Tmitsss at January 10, 2016 08:05 AM (Pa9vP)

78 Seamus- I find it interesting if your dad told stories of his experience, dismissing tall tales. My father in law was a d- day vet and I never heard much (over 20 years) and was told even immediate family never heard much. I think your lucky for that.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:06 AM (3ZgzE)

79 Or with the squigglies it would be:

Corps Expéditionaire François

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:07 AM (NeFrd)

80 My dad played Lotto all the time with some weird system involving graph paper and trying to "see" the patterns in the numbers. Sort of like deciphering the Mayan hieroglyphs.

Long story short, he hits 4 out of the 5 numbers - missing the last number by ONE place (I think he picked 27 instead of 2. He was so thrilled to win $7,000 bucks that he could have cared less about not winning $4 million.

And to top it all off, he gave it to me and my brother to split. Says a lot about his character.

Miss you, dad!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 07:41 AM (zLP1L)

When I worked at DuPont for a couple of summers, the guys on the line would try to work out the lotto numbers. Boredom from watching the mylar run through the cutters.

Posted by: WOPR at January 10, 2016 08:07 AM (LTDSy)

81 65 "Meh. Someone's lutefisk on rye went bad."

How does one even know if their lutefisk has gone bad?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:53 AM (ptqRm)


It becomes odorless.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:09 AM (zLP1L)

82 >>> Swedish Terrorist seems so quaint now

If you hear "Bork! Bork! Bork!" duck before he can detonate his vest.

Posted by: fluffy at January 10, 2016 08:09 AM (AfsKp)

83 Skip, that was a major theme of the book Flags of Our Fathers. Bradley's dad did not talk about Iwo Jima

Posted by: Tmitsss at January 10, 2016 08:10 AM (Pa9vP)

84 What is with government types and stupid acronyms?
Posted by: freaked

They think if makes them cool. Tried something like that when I was a senior in HS. Principal was upset when the seniors had the lowest sign-up rate. Didn't like it when we pointed out that signing the pledge meant nothing since it was already against the rules in the student handbook.

Posted by: WOPR at January 10, 2016 08:10 AM (LTDSy)

85 Swedish Terrorist seems so quaint now

Posted by: Tmitsss at January 10, 2016 08:05 AM


Seems quaint to me too. Now, anyway.

Wasn't so damn funny back then. I remember thinking "I hope these sumbitches can speak English."

Which they did, of course. Once they saw my passport, it was all cleared up in a hurry.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 10, 2016 08:10 AM (mIvL9)

86 76 The lotteries and strip clubs: someone, somewhere is gonna get lucky, it's just not going to be you.
Posted by: Tmitsss at January 10, 2016 08:04 AM (Pa9vP)


At a strip club, luck has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:10 AM (zLP1L)

87 The local DuPont Mylar plant is history now

Posted by: Tmitsss at January 10, 2016 08:11 AM (Pa9vP)

88 Seamus- I find it interesting if your dad told stories of his experience,

Posted by: Skip

*****

Oh, they were few and far between, believe me. He never mentioned the concentration camps, but being kids we found a publication in his desk drawer (few pages, magazine format) that I think was a government document titled "Dachau" with pictures of emaciated survivors and large piles of corpses. I'm not sure if he actually saw any of the camps as his unit ended the war in southern Germany, but he said not a word about that to us as kids and I never asked him as an adult.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:12 AM (NeFrd)

89
The problem, I suspect, with random number generators is that they cannot replicate the physical, mechanical action of 75 ping pong balls rolling around a drum and then 6 falling through a hole at the bottom.

Then again, it would be kind of insane to actually build one and use at home. Or would it?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:13 AM (zLP1L)

90 The lotteries and strip clubs: someone, somewhere is gonna get lucky, it's just not going to be you.

I, OTOH, know exactly when I'll win the Lottery: the day before the world ends.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2016 08:13 AM (LUgeY)

91 Ever hear of the Left Wing Gang? They were scandi terrorists in Denmark who robbed banks and other financial institutions, did kidnaps etc., and sent the money to the PLO. I believe they killed a cop and brutally beat a number of people. They were all white collar workers. They were arrested and got a few years in a comfy prison.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 08:13 AM (iQIUe)

92 Look like the odds of winning the powerball are the same as the number of legal American citizens, or about 1 in 300, 000, 000. Local news says a Pennsylvania resident hit for a million.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 08:15 AM (fbovC)

93 "It becomes odorless. "


Ahh..good point.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 08:15 AM (ptqRm)

94 P.S. I wasn't the one they were looking for. Really.


Posted by: MrScribbler

****

I was once traveling in Army uniform on a domestic flight (El Paso to Albuquerque hop). The plane landed in Albuq. and pulled to a stop far away from the terminal. Cop cars surrounded the plane. After 15-20 minutes a couple uniformed police came on board the plane, stopped at my seat, pulled me off the plane and walked me out to the tarmac and put me in a cop car. They later told me there had been a bomb threat called in specifying that flight. They pulled me off because I was in uniform and possibly a target. Nothing came of the whole deal though.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:18 AM (NeFrd)

95
The lotteries and strip clubs: someone, somewhere is gonna get lucky, it's just not going to be you.



I, OTOH, know exactly when I'll win the Lottery: the day before the world ends.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2016 08:13 AM (LUgeY)

Or on my death bed, my family comes rushing in to tell me I (they) have won millions...

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 08:18 AM (T3Tpd)

96 Well that is what I expected, I was never in combat but fully understand people who have even today don't talk a whole lot about it,
I would bet Roman legionares did the same thing.Now that's not a giving but a generality.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:20 AM (3ZgzE)

97 "The lotteries and strip clubs: someone, somewhere is gonna get lucky, it's just not going to be you. "


Strip clubs? Pfft.


I wish.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:21 AM (z91zs)

98 88 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:12 AM (NeFrd)


Momma Sefton waited until me and my brother were old enough (like 10 years old) to try and explain what she went through. I think the older we got the more detail she filled in, but at a certain point she went no further.

It was only after she passed that her siblings filled in some of the details, mostly about how she essentially saved their lives.

People who go through harrowing experiences just do not want to relive them. Maybe, as a way to unburden themselves as they get older they begin to open up about it.

When the last of them pass away - the victims and the wonderful guys who fought for their freedom - we will have lost the last vestiges of what has made this country so great. Sorry to crib Gen. Buck Turgidson, but we're approaching a moment of truth in the life of this nation that will truly test the mettle of every one of us - maybe even more than our forebears.

G-d help us and G-d bless them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:21 AM (zLP1L)

99 90 I, OTOH, know exactly when I'll win the Lottery: the day before the world ends.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2016 08:13 AM (LUgeY)


"Hmm. Let me get my notebook."

- - Alanis Morrisette, circa 1994

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:22 AM (zLP1L)

100 On news 10 people around country won 1 mill, 2 won 2 mill.
If I had a billion dollars in would buy you a further coat, but not a real fur coat.......

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:23 AM (3ZgzE)

101
Have to love the SS guy who gave a Heil Hitler salute to the American troops after they had been following train tracks with box cars loaded with dead bodies then arriving at Dachau.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 08:23 AM (iQIUe)

102 I once won first prize in a Fisher Scientific Catalog contest.

It was a very nice pH meter. It was worthless to me as a synthetic natural products chemist.

I gave it to the local high school.

What I really wanted was the stirrer - hot plate (2nd prize) or the tool kit (third prize).

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2016 08:23 AM (u82oZ)

103 Nothing came of the whole deal though.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:18 AM


"Nothing" is usually the result of such things, fortunately. Doesn't mean the Pucker Meter needle doesn't move when it's happening, though.

All in all, have to say I was glad the police were doing their job and paying attention. Would have been better for my nerves if it hadn't happened, but worse if Terrorist Dude was on the plane.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 10, 2016 08:23 AM (mIvL9)

104 I used to work with a woman who played the exact same Lotto number combo every single drawing, religiously. Her logic was that her combination would eventually have to be the winning combo by virtue of it eventually being their turn. She scoffed when I told her she should just play last week's winning numbers each time, because "that would NEVER happen!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:24 AM (NeFrd)

105 Drudge headline sez 20% of Dems would vote Trump.

If so, big problems for Hillbags (and the GOPe).

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 08:24 AM (oVJmc)

106 I really need to proof read before hitting post, these machines change words like they are writing it.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZgzE)

107 Ghost in the Machine!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 08:25 AM (iQIUe)

108 G-d help us and G-d bless them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


****

I'm humbled every time you mention your mother and her experiences. That must be difficult.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:26 AM (NeFrd)

109 of course 3 dead 9 shot elsewhere in Chicago.


Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 06:18 AM (T3Tpd)



In the snow and freezing cold. That used to be a deterrent to the mayhem but the honor roll students must be putting in over time these days.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2016 08:27 AM (45oDG)

110 Watched my first Russian movie on my tablet last night during the first football game. A WW2 late war movie first the German side then the Russian side, it wasn't sub titled so didn't get a word of dialog but I like to watch them.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:28 AM (3ZgzE)

111 105 Drudge headline sez 20% of Dems would vote Trump.

If so, big problems for Hillbags (and the GOPe).
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 08:24 AM (oVJmc)


It's an interesting statistic. These are the Reagan Democrats, the ones that the GOP-e hate along with the conservatives. In my reading of the tea leaves, it reveals that the GOP-e as I have long suspected has enabled the festering Leftist cancer to take over because they would not, and philosophically could not, oppose it. With the exception of 9/11 and the response to it, the George W. Bush years were not very different from the Clinton years when it comes to domestic policy and deficit spending.

The GOP-e's willful inaction is easily 50% of the guilt when it comes to 2008 and 2012.

They can all die in a fire, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:30 AM (zLP1L)

112 "I'm humbled every time you mention your mother and her experiences. That must be difficult."


Agree. Hell of thing for a person to experience.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:34 AM (z91zs)

113 Watched my first Russian movie on my tablet last night during the first
football game. A WW2 late war movie first the German side then the
Russian side, it wasn't sub titled so didn't get a word of dialog but I
like to watch them.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:28 AM (3ZgzE)

I also watch old movies (YouTube, Roku) no subtitles, mostly old German, made in 30's...guess at what they say....Nazis, and the Heil Hitler sh*t.

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 08:34 AM (T3Tpd)

114 108 I'm humbled every time you mention your mother and her experiences. That must be difficult.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:26 AM (NeFrd)


It's not easy because I was somewhat of a reprobate son. At a certain point, you have to take responsibility for your own actions and stop blaming your parents for essentially self-inflicted foul ups.

She used to say after an argument, and even in lighter moments that I'd miss her when she was gone. Truer words were never spoken.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:34 AM (zLP1L)

115 "They can all die in a fire, as far as I'm concerned."

They'll burn, but they won't die. Count on it.

Posted by: Satan at January 10, 2016 08:34 AM (u5gzz)

116 Lots of articles yesterday based on former prosecutor from Reagan Era that Hildabeast email case from FB I is getting to full mass. If that happens I might take the day off.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:35 AM (3ZgzE)

117
There's a really great series about the Russian front on YouTube. Damned if I can remember the name.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:37 AM (zLP1L)

118 116 Lots of articles yesterday based on former prosecutor from Reagan Era that Hildabeast email case from FB I is getting to full mass. If that happens I might take the day off.
Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2016 08:35 AM (3ZgzE)


Joseph DiGenova is not given to hyperbole. He's a straight shooter all the way. We shall see.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:38 AM (zLP1L)

119 Posted by: MrScribbler at January 10, 2016 08:02 AM

I got yanked out of line in London to Edinburgh flight as a suspected IRA terrorist. Behind a curtain, frisked, pockets emptied, luggage dumped, wallet searched, my wife hollering on the outside of the curtain "Where is Lester you idiot"!?!". This all happened in about 3 seconds by five security people. I asked why me after they determined I was a goober from Texas and they said you fit the profile. I said tell me what that is so I can change it for God's sake. They said you can't. You are tall, skinny, black haired, blue eyed and shifty looking.

Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 08:40 AM (2UPXV)

120 If the FBI goes after Hilly, it's going to have to be with Gaylord's stamp of approval.

I suspect that the only impediment to going after her is his dilemma over reconciling that with his base.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 08:42 AM (oVJmc)

121 Looking at the powerball dot com website are some stats about frequency of certain numbers hitting which could conceivably increase ones odds a little. Still have to hit five numbers before serious ($50, 000 to $1, 000, 000) money kicks in. Those odds are 1 in 1, 000, 000 to 1 in about 11, 000, 000.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 08:42 AM (fbovC)

122 They said you can't. You are tall, skinny, black haired, blue eyed and shifty looking.


Posted by: Lester

****

Heh!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:42 AM (NeFrd)

123 Heh!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:42 AM

When my wife catches me looking around checking stuff out she still says "Stop looking shifty!"

Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 08:44 AM (2UPXV)

124 119 They said you can't. You are tall, skinny, black haired, blue eyed and shifty looking.
Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 08:40 AM (2UPXV)


I get the first 4 of those, but can we get a definition of "shifty?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:46 AM (zLP1L)

125 I used to work with a woman who played the exact same Lotto number combo every single drawing


Well Probability theory says that if you can just wait long enough, anything can, and will, happen at least once. That's what evolution says, if you can just wait long enough, eventually you'll get an elephant or a goat, or maybe a chicken.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 10, 2016 08:46 AM (BzZow)

126 I just checked my spam folder, and it appears that I have a message from "Libya Government."

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:48 AM (bZ7mE)

127 Well Probability theory says that if you can just wait long enough, anything
can, and will, happen at least once. That's what evolution says, if you
can just wait long enough, eventually you'll get an elephant or a goat,
or maybe a chicken.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 10, 2016 08:46 AM (BzZow)

If your a Mussie, the goat would be most useful.

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 08:50 AM (T3Tpd)

128 125 Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 10, 2016 08:46 AM (BzZow)


When I play, I always pick new numbers but I never save the losing tickets. The idea that I had winning numbers but one week early would make me leap out the window.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:50 AM (zLP1L)

129 They said you can't. You are tall, skinny, black haired, blue eyed and shifty looking. Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 08:40 AM

In my case, I had enough of that Scandi look in those days -- brown/blonde hair, beard, etc. -- to fit the pattern they were looking for.


Posted by: MrScribbler at January 10, 2016 08:51 AM (mIvL9)

130 126 I just checked my spam folder, and it appears that I have a message from "Libya Government."
Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:48 AM (bZ7mE)


Let me guess. They want you to vote for Hilary Clinton and conclude the message with the phrase "remain blessed."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:51 AM (zLP1L)

131 And right on time my local news paper has an article about how concealed carry permits have increased 5 fold since 2008 in NC.

Posted by: Picric at January 10, 2016 08:54 AM (QnQ+g)

132 126
I just checked my spam folder, and it appears that I have a message from "Libya Government."

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:48 AM (bZ7mE)

do they have the winning lotto numbers?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 08:54 AM (uZNvH)

133 Well Probability theory says that if you can just wait long enough, anything can, and will, happen at least once.

***

Not true for an independent event such as a lotto drawing. The odds of her six numbers coming up is exactly the same as last week's six winning numbers coming up, or the numbers 1-2-3-4-5-6 coming up. And even if there were a rule that previous winning combos could never win again, were excluded from winning, she would be 150 million years old before her combo comes up.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 08:54 AM (NeFrd)

134 Let me guess. They want you to vote for Hilary Clinton and conclude the message with the phrase "remain blessed."


I didn't read, it sadly, but I could see that they wanted to discuss a business proposition...I should have opened it, and if it was a Nigerian-type scam, as I suspect, I should have played a game of scammer-baiting using ol' Hil's name. That could have been entertaining...

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:54 AM (bZ7mE)

135 Morning, Glorious fellow offspring of the Almighty!

In before the book thread!

Ten degrees of Farenheit here this morning, a few colder than predicted. This old cement barn doesn't hold the heat as well as I'd want, and it was not easy to crawl out from under the nice, warm covers. But, there's a day that the Lord has made to be lived. And pets to be fed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - brrrr at January 10, 2016 08:55 AM (bVtr0)

136 Finally saw the new Star Wars movie last night. A big "meh", in my opinion - should've waited for it to hit Redbox.

Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:55 AM (f33hE)

137 I don't know if anyone else here gets them, but after all these years I still get "Dear Sir" I have some Millions and I need someone to just let me transfer it to your bank account, and I'll share. By the way I'm a Prince...

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 08:57 AM (T3Tpd)

138 And right on time my local news paper has an article about how concealed carry permits have increased 5 fold since 2008 in NC.

And crime is down.

But, hey, gun control.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 08:57 AM (oVJmc)

139 I get the first 4 of those, but can we get a definition of "shifty?"





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 08:46 AM

I think I was looking around too much like I was casing the joint. I worked as an inspector/regulator at the time so it was habitual.

Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 08:58 AM (2UPXV)

140 Grey Fox - have you ever gone to those scam buster websites where people post their exchanges with Nigerian scammers? Absolutely hilarious. The best ones actually get the scammers to send them money!

Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:58 AM (f33hE)

141 Is there anyway to prosecute Sean Penn? I'm struggling to think of a law he broke but I would love to see him incarcerated in Mexico

Posted by: ThunderB at January 10, 2016 08:59 AM (zOTsN)

142 ThunderB - I am not aware of any jurisdiction where "felony douchebaggery" is a prosecutable offense.

Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 09:02 AM (f33hE)

143 139 I think I was looking around too much like I was casing the joint. I worked as an inspector/regulator at the time so it was habitual.
Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 08:58 AM (2UPXV)


Ach, so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 09:02 AM (zLP1L)

144 Grey Fox - have you ever gone to those scam buster websites where people post their exchanges with Nigerian scammers? Absolutely hilarious. The best ones actually get the scammers to send them money!

Oh yes. I tried it myself, years ago, though my attempts didn't come to much.

IIRC, I was a flighty nineteen year-old college girl with a trust fund and a strange resemblance to Audrey Hepburn at the time, for the purposes of that conversation.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 09:02 AM (bZ7mE)

145 nood book

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 10, 2016 09:03 AM (hTaw+)

146 I can't see any law Penn broke


El Chapos "associates" might have a different "extra legal"opinion

Posted by: ThunderB at January 10, 2016 09:03 AM (zOTsN)

147 Good morning.
I'm gonna try a "today in history" theme for Sundays on my blog bookhorde.org
I was gonna note that this is the day Dashiell Hammett died, then I read bit of his bio and found out he was a card carrying commie, so I went with an outlaw instead.
Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at January 10, 2016 09:04 AM (cbfNE)

148 I would love for the Mexican and US authorities to call a joint press conference to publicly thank and effusively praise Sean Penn for his role in the sting operation that snagged el Chapo.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 10, 2016 09:04 AM (nFdGS)

149 There is absolutely nothing wrong with dropping a few bucks on the Lotto as a transaction involving the purchase of a few bucks of entertainment/fantasy/wishcasting. I do it from time to time. But to live your life convinced that eventually, if you just follow your system you are guaranteed to win the big prize is just sad.

In the same way, I think dropping a couple bucks in the homeless guy's tin cup buys you a couple bucks worth of "Feel-Good-About-Yourself" for the day and on that transactional basis it is just fine. Entrepreneurial in a way. But if you think you are making a real 'impact' in terms of pulling that person out of their misery you are probably mistaken. False charity.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 09:04 AM (NeFrd)

150 136 Finally saw the new Star Wars movie last night. A big "meh", in my opinion - should've waited for it to hit Redbox.
Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:55 AM (f33hE)


Agreed. Though it is certainly light years (heh) ahead of the last 3 Lucas turds, it covers absolutely no new territory from a thematic/character standpoint. And what the hell happened to Carrie Fisher's face? She has more botox than Pelosi and whenever she spoke it was as if her jaw was wired partially shut.

Last night, we watched "Empire Strikes Back" and I finally came to the conclusion that from a story standpoint, the very first movie really says it all. Every other one is just explosions and drooling creatures.

Fire away!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 09:05 AM (zLP1L)

151 Finally saw the new Star Wars movie last night. A big "meh", in my opinion - should've waited for it to hit Redbox.
Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:55 AM (f33hE)

**** SPOILERS ****

I saw it and had the same feeling. Some of the negative YouTube reviews hit the nail on the head.

- At times Fin talks like a character from a Disney tween show. He's a trained Stormtrooper not a punk teenager.
- Mary Sue...sorry Rey is just too good at everything.
- The story is too much of a repeat of A New Hope.
- No one seems to care that Han Solo is dead. The death scene was anti-climatic.
- Poe is a ridiculously good pilot.
- For all the flaws of the prequels, they tried to tell new stories. This movie was too much of a rehash of everything we've seen before but amped up to 11.
- The whole blowing up the Republic scene was scientifically absurd even for a Star Wars movie. It would be like Luke seeing Alderaan blown up form Tattoine. Not surprising though since Abrams does the same thing in Star Trek. The man has no sense of time and space.

Posted by: WOPR at January 10, 2016 09:05 AM (LTDSy)

152 How does one even know if their lutefisk has gone bad?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:53 AM (ptqRm)


It starts smelling like surstromming

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 09:05 AM (q2o38)

153 Trump has broken the "Ratchet", with statements like "under my administration people will be saying Merrry Christmas again" and ".. gun free zones are bait to a sicko", Trump removes the status quo "tooth" in the ratchet and places the "handle" back where his voters want it.

Thus, when Progressives complain about these statements, he forces the Progressives to defend positions of utter stupidity, i.e. Chicago's ridiculous gun laws and the carnage they have caused, Obamacare's effect on full time hours being reduced, "Cash for Clunkers", he leaves the Progressives in a "no-mans" land of foolishness, because their positions have actual proven results, that we have all witnessed.

Posted by: bopiddy at January 10, 2016 09:06 AM (9HJf4)

154 Penn on the run for the rest of his life from narco assassins might be entertaining

Posted by: ThunderB at January 10, 2016 09:06 AM (zOTsN)

155 n the same way, I think dropping a couple bucks in
the homeless guy's tin cup buys you a couple bucks worth of
"Feel-Good-About-Yourself" for the day and on that transactional basis
it is just fine. Entrepreneurial in a way. But if you think you are
making a real 'impact' in terms of pulling that person out of their
misery you are probably mistaken. False charity.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 09:04 AM (NeFrd)

Once had a guy on the strip in Vegas ask for a buck...He said hey, I just want to buy a bottle of cheap wine,,,

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 09:08 AM (T3Tpd)

156 So when do the cartels knock off Penn? Any odds or point spread on the timing? In the US or on his "travels"? While he is in hiding?

Posted by: Lester at January 10, 2016 09:09 AM (2UPXV)

157 149 But if you think you are making a real 'impact' in terms of pulling that person out of their misery you are probably mistaken. False charity.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 10, 2016 09:04 AM (NeFrd)

As a long-suffering resident of Hymietown, I find it particularly grating seeing the panhandlers - in a leftwing paradise during a time when record numbers of people are on the dole all over the country.

Are these people so damn shiftless that they can't go to the welfare office? I feel like walking up to one and saying "I will give you a crisp $20 bill if you can tell me in under 2 minutes what were the incredibly poor choices you made that led you here. And if you blame "the system," "racism" or anyone else, then the deal is off."

Meh. Feh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 09:09 AM (zLP1L)

158 Book up

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2016 09:11 AM (T3Tpd)

159 I suspect that the only impediment to going after her is his dilemma over reconciling that with his base.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 08:42 AM (oVJmc)


I think there are two impediments: Hil! has info on where the bodies and funds are buried, and BERNIE.

BERNIE will undo everything TFG did in his drive for total socialism, and Bernie is not of the correct wing of the party.

Bernie wins TFG has no real base.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 09:12 AM (q2o38)

160 You can find subtitles to almost all movies on the internet. Just make sure the file name is the same as the movie file name.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 09:12 AM (iQIUe)

161 I just checked my spam folder, and it appears that I have a message from "Libya Government."
Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:48 AM (bZ7mE)


OoOooh. Better forward that one on to the State Department.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 09:13 AM (q2o38)

162 153 Posted by: bopiddy at January 10, 2016 09:06 AM (9HJf4)

If Trump goes all the way, and he has a damn good shot at it, his actions better match his words.

I saw his YouTube video and was damned impressed, especially by the sincerity and passion in his tone. But if he turns into a phony, then I do not want to even contemplate the aftermath.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 09:13 AM (zLP1L)

163  There is absolutely nothing wrong with dropping a few bucks on the Lotto as a transaction involving the purchase of a few bucks of entertainment/fantasy/wishcasting. I do it from time to time.


To me it's part entertainment part thought exercise. Who would I reward, who would I ignore? What part would go to charity and what charity?

Even with all that money I didn't imagine giving away more than 10% to charity. So I guess I'm not that charitable. I would want most to go to children and grandchildren.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 10, 2016 09:14 AM (fbovC)

164 Does anyone know where one can find a Delorean car that sits a hairy 9 foot 7 inch biped before Wednesday night that can travel through time?

Just asking for a friend.

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at January 10, 2016 09:16 AM (4srkR)

165 Fire away!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2016 09:05 AM (zLP1L)

It's a typical JJ Abrams film. It is long on fan service and nostalgia. Meanwhile it is short on originality and understanding.

Posted by: WOPR at January 10, 2016 09:17 AM (LTDSy)

166 From the sidebar:

https://tinyurl.com/zy7z86b

I'm not even a fan of heavy metal music, but I approve of this and I've already signed the petition.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2016 09:17 AM (sdi6R)

167 I didnt buy any PB tickets this am. I did buy 1 superlotto for a 7 mil jackpot but very low odds and 1 mega mil for 15 million jackpot and astronimical odds. I only had 2 bucks after gas, etc.,

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 09:18 AM (iQIUe)

168 All the PB signs are now stuck at 999 million. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 09:20 AM (iQIUe)

169 How much originality do we need in films? There are so many awful films this year bc they thought edgey was the wa to go. It is not.

Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy faces some insurmountable challenge and prevails, boy gets girl, boy and girl ride off into the sunset. Works ever time!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 09:23 AM (iQIUe)

170 168 All the PB signs are now stuck at 999 million. lol

--

PB is taunting me coz I didn't buy a ticket.

Posted by: @votermom at January 10, 2016 09:29 AM (cbfNE)

171 162
I agree, the potential downside is "huge", but if the "press" starts starts to establish relatable benchmarks for a President, i.e.: Reagan and Clinton's sustained economic growth, Truman's Marshall Plan, etc. and then questions Trump on what the citizens can expect of his presidential performance vis a vis above standards, I think Mr. Trump, via his pride, can be held to account.

Posted by: bopiddy at January 10, 2016 09:43 AM (9HJf4)

172 How much originality do we need in films? There are so many awful films this year bc they thought edgey was the wa to go. It is not.

Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy faces some insurmountable challenge and prevails, boy gets girl, boy and girl ride off into the sunset. Works ever time!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 10, 2016 09:23 AM (iQIUe)

Um, you haven't seen the movie have you? The film has to be more than a rehash of another film in the series. And Star Wars was never really about getting the girl, at least in the original films. Yes, there are only so many basic stories. But, how you tell them is what is important. Just cribbing a previous film doesn't cut it.

Posted by: WOPR at January 10, 2016 09:44 AM (LTDSy)

173 -
How does one even know if their lutefisk has gone bad?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2016 07:53 AM
----------------------

It starts to smell like food.

Posted by: irright at January 10, 2016 10:11 AM (DtNNC)

174 I just read the pathetic account of Penn, Everyman, Hero of the Downtrodden, via Drudge and that rag, Rolling Stoned.

The three impressions I took from this word projectile heap of vomit:
1) I am guessing that he (Penn the Pootheaded Dyslexic Dodo) is trying to convey is that El Chapo, and yes, every drug cartel leader, murderer, dick-tater (his friendship with Hugo Chavez is mentioned), is that all have a mother. Yay! All are just men who make a living...attending to poppy fields while Sean surfs. ok. Does Sean have a mommy issue?

2) Sean has a dick. He values his dick and writes an entire paragraph extolling his dick as he takes a leak in the woods.

3) Sean's reaction to being hugged by El Chapo is to farht. I guess this vs crapping pants post taco dinner. Somehow I found this delightful and a fitting metaphor of Penn's entire life. While the Bible says life is but a vapor, his life is one silent squirrel killer of attempting to be someone important.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 10, 2016 11:06 AM (7lqMl)

175 In addition to the empty chair and the Syrian refugee at the SOTU, the gay boyfriend of one of the murdered San Bernardino victims will also be therewith Michey.

Cannot. Take. It.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-sotu-sb-survivor-20160109-story.html

Posted by: pj at January 10, 2016 11:35 AM (cHuNI)

176 I'll be skipping the SOTU this year. Like I did last year, the year before, the year before that, etc.

I'd rather have my nuts sawed off with a dull, rusty knife than to listen to Obama speak.

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at January 10, 2016 12:06 PM (4srkR)

177 Why today in history?

Posted by: Emily the deerkin at January 10, 2016 12:56 PM (5luh1)

178 176 OUCH lol

Posted by: pj at January 10, 2016 01:49 PM (cHuNI)

179 Have a li

Posted by: Emily the deerkin at January 10, 2016 01:51 PM (5luh1)

180 Why venison?

Posted by: Emily the deerkin at January 10, 2016 01:52 PM (5luh1)

181 Not that anyone is reading here, but, I have now seen a hysterically funny lego...LEGO...interpretation of Penn and the Short One.

I wonder if Sean is having some tequila paranoia of drones now, baby? I'd be in my safe room or borrowing Michael Jackson's anti-gravity meditation oxygen chamber thingie. I think he kicked the wrong hornet's nest on this great journalistic story. Rolling Stoned should be a little freaked out as well. bwahahaha. I am enjoying this. Couldn't happen to a more self-righteous liberal commie!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 10, 2016 03:12 PM (7lqMl)

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