Overnight Open Thread (1-13-2016)

Quote of the Day I

Today, 6 plus billion people will arise in the morning and go about their day, a day that is everywhere eased and enriched by the discoveries  of scientists as made concrete by engineers. And while a considerable minority of those worthy scientists and engineers profess islam as a faith, every one whose work makes life better for the human race is working outside of the Islamic world. Not one of the labor-saving, wealth-creating, suffering-destroying, and life-enriching technologies you will use today, whoever you are, was conceived and brought to market in that part of the world under any of the flags of mohammedanism.

It's not so much that they're opposed to modern civilization; increasingly, they're irrelevant to it. Like a bad-seed child, they have no positive accomplishments and no attainments to point to; they are reduced to vandalism and crime to seek attention.

-- WeaponsMan in Hadji Needs Weapons Men, Too

Quote of the Day II

Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

-- Teddy Roosevelt in The Strenuous Life (1900)

Welcome to the Humiliation Phase of Carter II

Navy-Surrender3

There is a dispute about what happened - one of their boats was disabled, and they say they were in international waters, the Iranians said they weren't.

The question could be answered by the several GPS devices on the boats. The Iranians, however, chose to retain them with the US State Department's blessings, when it returned the crewmen. It's unknown whether the Iranians returned the small arms and the cryptographic and communications equipment on the boats.

That the Iranians kept the GPS units suggests that our boats were in international waters. That no US ship or aircraft responded to defend them suggests that maybe they were not - or resources are just too thin in the region, after a decade of dismantling the Navy.

The two boats went together into Iranian captivity.  The boats appear to be riverine support craft, not Special Operations Combatant Craft. But we're not experts in boat details. that's the Navy's department, the Frogs and the Boat Guys would know.

...The Navy and the nation should both hide their faces - neither covered themselves with glory here today.

Here on the left is an IRGC boat and on the right is one of the captured USN boats.

Navy-Surrender8

Best comment from the article: "They surrendered to a bass boat?! WTF?"

More on the incident from CDR Salamander.

USC Students Required to Detail Sexual History Before Registering for Classes

A mandatory online course at the University of Southern California (USC) asks students to disclose the number of sexual encounters they have had over the past three months and teaches students to ask for consent by saying "how far would you be comfortable going?" and "would you like to try this with me?"

The university has since removed the requirement but you have to ask what were they even thinking. Of course up to the 1970s Ivy League universities used to take nude photos of all incoming freshmen. For science or something. (thanks to The Political Hat)

Bookworm on the Ugly Reality of Islam and Rape

Even if people had previously been disinclined to doubt these figures, after Germany's Syrian-refugee rapefest on New Year's Eve, the truth is coming home and its coming home hard:  Muslim men rape.  It's their culture.  Norway's polite little "do not rape" talks will not change this culture.  It is bred into the religion and the culture flowing from that religion.  More than that, Mohammed made it quite clear that rape is an instrument of conquest and it is, indeed, a part of jihad.  Consider it a Muslim man's moral obligation to rape non-Muslim women (or, if he can get away with it, to rape Muslim women too, since the fact that he can rape them by definition means they must be bad Muslims).  If you want a rape culture, don't go to an American campus; go to any Muslim majority community that has contact with Western women.

It was in the context of Western sexual harassment (which we never stop talking about) and Muslim rape culture (which we're only starting to talk about) that I thought of my own experiences living in America, traveling through Europe, and spending a bit of time in two strongly Muslim regions.

While traveling in the West (either America or the tourist enclaves of Europe), I've never been on the receiving end of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or even sexually suggestive behavior. (Actually, there was one exception to that last, and I'll tell it to you in a minute.)  In East Jerusalem and Tangier, however, both of which are Muslim areas, the male attention frightened me.

My immunity to being accosted in the West could be because I have all the charm of an old Latin teacher, but I'd like to think that's not true. I prefer to think that, at least for the last 30 years or so, it's because I read Gavin de Becker's The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence. In the first or second chapter, de Becker wrote that interviews with men who assaulted women all told the same story: The women they assaulted looked like victims. These women had poor posture; a flat, dragging way of walking; and appeared unaware of their surroundings.

I decided then and there never to do any of that - which wasn't hard because, as a short person, I've always made sure to have excellent posture, I'm too impatient to have anything but a purposeful walk, and I'm too paranoid to ignore my surroundings.

I also believe (and there's no way to prove this, but I do believe) that, because my old-fashioned mother raised me to be a "lady" in the old-fashioned sense of the word, the male of the species acts like a gentleman in my presence.

Nowadays it helps too that I'm comfortable with martial arts, something else I feel affects my behavior.

None of those things helped in the Muslim world. My power walk, my dignity, even my martial arts chops, were irrelevant when dozens of men were blatantly giving me the once over in an aggressive way I've never experienced anywhere else.

An End to "Peak Nonsense"?

Wisconsin High School Students Banned from Negative Chants

Lest their opponents' fragile egos be damaged by the mere suggestion of lacking athletic prowess.

In an email sent out to students in December, which was obtained by the Post-Crescent, the WIAA banned "chants by student sections directed at opponents and/or opponents' supporters that are clearly intended to disrespect."

The following words were reportedly included as examples:

. "Fundamentals"
. "Sieve"
. "We can't hear you"
. "Air ball"
. "You can't do that"
. "There's a net there"
. "Scoreboard"
. "Season's over" (during tournament play)

Leading some to come up with mock 'safe' WI chants:

safewichant

(thanks to Betsy's Page)

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so does John Edwards to class action suits

Can Armed Citizens Defeat Active Shooters?

The results of this test show that while defeating them may be hard, having anyone shooting back restricts the shooters movements and slows them down which gives other people the chance to escape. It turns out that even suicidal mass killers don't actually want to get shot this very second.

NYT: Why Powerball Winners Should Take The 30 year Annuity Instead of the Lump-Sum payout

I always assumed that the lump-sum was the clear winner but the tax benefits combined with different levels of investment risk-averseness can make the annuity a better option for some people. On the other hand keep in mind the IL lottery IOUs being issued.

What Makes Star Wars Star Wars?

The 2016 Yellow Pages Are Here

Russian Stewardess Tries To Land an A320

With a pilot talking her through the process over the radio. Does she succeed? Well watch and find out...

PornHub Comments on Stock Photos

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The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by Goddard, Lamour, and Lake:

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Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to el gran Ace who shall ignore them with flair and elegance.

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1 Hello

Posted by: Splunge at January 13, 2016 10:33 PM (iMxBJ)

2 Hey, my own ONT!

Posted by: Splunge at January 13, 2016 10:33 PM (iMxBJ)

3 Yay.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 10:35 PM (qUNWi)

4 Hmmm, would Maetenloch be devious enough to make an ONT in which everyone's comments were seen only by them?

Survey says yes.

Posted by: Splunge at January 13, 2016 10:35 PM (iMxBJ)

5 Evening Horde!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 10:38 PM (GEICT)

6 I wasn't old enough to remember Carter. Don't know why the universe felt I missed out and gave me a country full of people who'd vote for a repeat performance. But I guess that is why remakes are all the rage in Hollywood.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 13, 2016 10:39 PM (Ojki1)

7 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 10:39 PM (EzgxV)

8 Hello....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:39 PM (H33VV)

9 If I won the Powerball, I would take the annuity. That would give me enough time to figure out where to put all that money, in a smarter way than I'd do it the first time out.

Posted by: Splunge at January 13, 2016 10:39 PM (iMxBJ)

10 6 I wasn't old enough to remember Carter. Don't know why the universe felt I missed out and gave me a country full of people who'd vote for a repeat performance. But I guess that is why remakes are all the rage in Hollywood.
Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 13, 2016 10:39 PM (Ojki1)


Carter was bad, but not this bad. He kinda liked America.

Posted by: Splunge at January 13, 2016 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)

11
It's not so much that they're opposed to modern civilization; increasingly, they're irrelevant to it. Like a bad-seed child, they have no positive accomplishments and no attainments to point to; they are reduced to vandalism and crime to seek attention.


I knew some arabs once. Really nice guys. Humongous egos for apparently no reason whatsoever that I could discern. None of them seemed good at anything or particularly bright.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 10:40 PM (qUNWi)

12 Why you shoud take the thirty year annuity?

So you can end your senior years kept captive in a little known relatives basement while they siphon your regular check?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 10:41 PM (T78UI)

13 The one on the left has the wide eye and vacant stare of Nikki Haley.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 13, 2016 10:41 PM (WVvzl)

14 Woot woot the ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (voOPb)

15 Re: active shooter, I'm teaching my kids to do *anything* it takes to put the shooter off stride. We may die, but if it means he shoots one less it's still a victory as we are certain of our final destination and that person may not be.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (GDulk)

16 Pie.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (MQEz6)

17 Nope, lump sum. I don't trust the government.

That'll be cash on the barrelhead, son.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (GZ6Pf)

18 Look how Veronica is away from the others, almost as though they're leaning away from her. Veronica Lake was largely hated by almost everyone she worked with in Hollywood. Likely it was because of her mental illness.

And to the asshats in the last thread bashing Maet for Yoko Ono something or other. I don't know what that's about, must have missed it, but you do realize if you keep it up you'll likely get an entire ONT devoted solely to Yoko Ono, right? I mean this is a guy who posted a contentless ONT as punishment for fucking around with Ace (which I still think was absolutely fucking hilarious). So don't tempt the fates.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (4ErVI)

19 Jeez, it took so long for the ONT to come up that I had to type my rant in notepad because I was fuming so hard.

So here's my rant.

Almost no one has even acknowledged -- must less attacked -- the assumption behind this whole illegal alien demand. "I feel threatened by your policies," the illegal alien tells Ted Cruz. "Someone like you makes me feel unsafe in this country." Says that in a belligerent tone, as if Cruz is guilty of something.

Since when did this illegal alien wish become my obligation? American president owes big to Mexican dude?

Look, Mexican dude: the guy who owes you shit is YOUR presidente. You want good public schools, strong institutions, non-corrupt cops, business opportunities, and clean water, then TELL IT TO PRESIDENTE ENRIQUE PENA NIETO. THAT'S who you need to take it up with.

And if your government tells you they're sovereign and they'll do as they please, you know what you do next? You start a movement in your society. You tell your compadres, "Let's build a society for ourselves that's as cool as the ones the Americans built for themselves!" Then you all get together and have . . . a revolution.

Oh, revolutions are difficult? War is hell? Yeah, I imagine that's what Jorge Washington's troops thought on Christmas Eve. In your case, you could probably pull off the whole thing without firing a shot anyway; probably all you'd need to do is stop paying bribes until your government collapsed. Okay, I'll be realistic: call a fucking general strike. I swear to God, if you were as willing to violate your own laws as you are to violate America's, you could have your country transformed overnight.

Americans don't OWE you the things we shed blood for.

Posted by: iforgot at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (YOxw1)

20 "If I won the Powerball, I would take the annuity."



Take the cash and run. Ain't no guarantee at all that the institution backing this lottery will be there in even 10 years. IOUs for you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:44 PM (H33VV)

21 Evening all. May tomorrow be less stupid.

Posted by: Beth M at January 13, 2016 10:44 PM (kiy9d)

22 Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 13, 2016 10:39 PM (Ojki1)

I feel exactly the same way.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:44 PM (GDulk)

23 My Nikki Haley action figure is trying to build a time machine out of a Barbie car and a pile of diodes.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 10:45 PM (MQEz6)

24 Why do I have the paranoid suspicion that all the stories you're seeing about "take the annuity" are because the lottery people wouldn't be able to pony up the lump sum check.

Posted by: filbert at January 13, 2016 10:45 PM (s5o+q)

25 Hey, wo all die weisse frauleins at?

Posted by: Sheriff Achmed Mohammed at January 13, 2016 10:46 PM (RU5ki)

26 I'm not sure what people expect from the progeny of 70 generations of first cousin marriage, which is allowed by Islam and no other society, ever. The genetic nightmare that is ALL people from Islamic countries is horrific. Their brains are wired differently than ours, as a result.


Also, that Russian stew is actually going to be the next ex-Mrs. Sharkman. I've already sent the mail order form in.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 10:46 PM (QWtgr)

27 So...is "You Mad, Bro?" still an acceptable taunt at games?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 13, 2016 10:46 PM (NOIQH)

28 re Quote #1 -- I always like to refer to the number of Jewish vs muzzie Nobel winners in the hard sciences (~150 to 2) and their respective worldwide populations (12 million to 1.6 billion).

Kinda telling, eh?

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 13, 2016 10:46 PM (gyKtp)

29 Posted by: filbert at January 13, 2016 10:45 PM (s5o+q)

Because you read the news out of IL?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:46 PM (GDulk)

30 "May tomorrow be less stupid."


Beth, unfortunately past history is not always an indicator of future results.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:47 PM (H33VV)

31 Re: active shooter, I'm teaching my kids to do *anything* it takes to put the shooter off stride. We may die, but if it means he shoots one less it's still a victory as we are certain of our final destination and that person may not be.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (GDulk)


It's the whole OODA loop thing again. Get inside the attacker's OODA loop by not behaving the way they want/expect you to behave, and you give yourself a better chance of defeating them and/or surviving than the banal and self-defeating "shelter-in-place" nonsense that the authorities are so fond of preaching.

Posted by: filbert at January 13, 2016 10:47 PM (s5o+q)

32 Y'know, Maet -- considering the total clusterhamster of last night's ONT, you should consider the possibility of re-running that as a "current" ONT and taking the night off to have a nice dinner with the Mrs.




We really are totally spoiled with the lovely content you bring five days a week, and it's a perfect opportunity.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 10:47 PM (EzgxV)

33 >>Why do I have the paranoid suspicion that all the stories you're seeing
about "take the annuity" are because the lottery people wouldn't be able
to pony up the lump sum check.


Yeah, or that they know this gives them wiggle room to stop paying because they run out of money in a few years, pull an IL state lottery maneuver.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 13, 2016 10:47 PM (NOIQH)

34 Good morning Horde.
I read Obama has declared war on cancer. Does that trouble anyone?
Get your critical illness insurance now.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 13, 2016 10:48 PM (ef9P3)

35 Awesome ONT

Wisconsin WIAA controlled by warped, frustrated public school teachers & coaches. Fuck them. They are a joke and I say this as a former wiaa official who worked bb & fb games

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 10:48 PM (voOPb)

36 Dack Thrombosis at January 13, 2016 10:42 PM (4ErVI)

I don't care that some people get off being masochists -live and let live.

It's the bastards that get off on making me suffer -in this case by trying to mess with the Happy Fun Ball- that piss me off.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 13, 2016 10:48 PM (Ojki1)

37 34 I read Obama has declared war on cancer. Does that trouble anyone?

The timing could have been better.

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie at January 13, 2016 10:48 PM (iMxBJ)

38 "Tonight's post brought to you by Lamour, Goddard, and Lake:"


I like Goddard in the face, but, Lamour in the body.



Decisions.......decisions.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:49 PM (H33VV)

39 Wisconsin WIAA controlled by warped, frustrated public school teachers & coaches. Fuck them. They are a joke and I say this as a former wiaa official who worked bb & fb games
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 10:48 PM (voOPb)


Unless high school kids have been totally, completely brainwashed (a possibility I do not discount), the WIAA news is just designed to be ridiculed by teenagers, especially teenaged boys.

Posted by: filbert at January 13, 2016 10:49 PM (s5o+q)

40 I like Goddard in the face, but, Lamour in the body.



Decisions.......decisions.....
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:49 PM (H33VV)


Er . . . is "phrasing" still a thing around here?

Posted by: filbert at January 13, 2016 10:50 PM (s5o+q)

41 >>Get inside the attacker's OODA loop by not behaving the way they want/expect you to behave...

Yeah, that's what happened with the UC Santa Barbara stabby guy - someone from maintenance ran in as the terrorist student was attempting to behead a classmate, got in a scuffle (and stabbed), and then the stabber ran out...eventually getting shot. His plan had been to behead 1, then hold the rest captive so that he could attack police.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 13, 2016 10:50 PM (NOIQH)

42 Oops - it was UC Merced, not Santa Barbara, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (NOIQH)

43 Nixon declared war on cancer forty years ago.

The fight....continues.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (MQEz6)

44 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:49 PM (H33VV)

Lamour looks....startled (yeah, will go with that) whete as Goddard looks relaxed.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (GDulk)

45 Ricardo... heh.

Posted by: Beth M at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (kiy9d)

46 Lottery Lump v. annuity:

No state financial situation will always be AAA. Shit, CA's rating is still craptastic.

Who says we will never see 19% inflation again?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (AJ1u5)

47 G'evening Horde!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (0NdlF)

48 U.G.L.Y You Ain't Got No Alibi You...

Beautiful And Worthy Of Respect and Admiration.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 10:51 PM (LzzEz)

49 Amen RK take th e money & run

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 10:52 PM (voOPb)

50 "I'm teaching my kids to do *anything* it takes to put the shooter off stride. "



Ya know, that's sorta been my thought for a long time. Pop back at him/her (Muzz) and that'll knock them off their plan.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:52 PM (H33VV)

51 Momentary Podcast glory moment. PixyMisa finally figured out how you can get the damn thing via iTunes Podcasts.

Follow the instructions here: https://twitter.com/PixyMisa/status/687458346421497856

Lots and LOTS of folks have repeatedly asked about getting it via iTunes. Well, there you go.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 10:52 PM (GEICT)

52 "...The Navy and the nation should both hide their faces - neither covered themselves with glory here today."

I didn't know any Bergdahls had graduated from Annapolis.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 13, 2016 10:52 PM (Kucy5)

53 >> I read Obama has declared war on cancer. Does that trouble anyone?

So many things about it are troubling, such as (according to Rush)
....he's made this pledge in 3 or 4 prior SOTU
....he put Joe Biden in charge of it
....and apparently the original pledge was ripped off from "The West Wing"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 13, 2016 10:53 PM (NOIQH)

54 Islam and rape - different cultures are... different.

The very fact that something is different means it is not the same, which means it is not equal.

Whether the different culture is greater to or less than, say, American culture is (to be charitable) a matter of opinion. Those that advocate mass immigration from any other culture without regard to any one potential immigrant's positive contribution to America exposes their opinion of America.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 10:53 PM (T78UI)

55 When were Lamour and Goddard replaced by Emerson and Palmer? And whatever happened to Emerson, Lake and Palmer?

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 13, 2016 10:54 PM (ef9P3)

56 @39 filbert

It was a girl bb player nabbed on Twitter who got a 5 game suspension for bad mouthing wiaa

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 10:54 PM (voOPb)

57 According to Weasel Zippers, the Sydney opera house has been shut and shows cancelled. Also, Zip says O was very nearly as rude to king Abdullah of Jordan as to Netenyahu.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:54 PM (GDulk)

58 Take the lump sum, buy some land, then hire a few dragons to keep the riff raff away.


Then live in peace.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 10:54 PM (MQEz6)

59 These OOTs are a real treasure. I look forward to them. So thank you.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 13, 2016 10:54 PM (s/yC1)

60 43 Nixon declared war on cancer forty years ago.

The fight....continues.

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Now that ShitMidas is on the case, expect a prompt resurgence of the Black Death.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 10:55 PM (RU5ki)

61 "Whether the different culture is greater to or less than, say, American culture is (to be charitable) a matter of opinion"

Nope. Fuck that cultural relativist bs. There are objective moral values that Islam violates. It is inferior. The end.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 10:55 PM (LzzEz)

62 Why do I have the paranoid suspicion that all the stories you're seeing about "take the annuity" are because the lottery people wouldn't be able to pony up the lump sum check.
Posted by: filbert at January 13, 2016 10:45 PM (s5o+q)

I'd want to go with the annuity as it'd give me both money and keep me from blowing the wad on valurite and Hobo hunting stands along with hookers in 5 years and becoming another lottery warning story.

But then I look at the kleptomaniacs in power today and figure a Camen Island account that I can use to blow the money rather than let The Powers That Be decide to seize it would be the way to go. If someone is going to use the money on hookers and booze, it should be me and Washington can keep getting lobbyist money to do that themselves.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at January 13, 2016 10:55 PM (Ojki1)

63 #44 Nixon only wanted to drop the cancer on defenseless SE Asians.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 13, 2016 10:55 PM (Kucy5)

64 "OODA loop" is total bullshit.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 13, 2016 10:57 PM (2TUVm)

65 "Take the lump sum, buy some land, then hire a few dragons to keep the riff raff away.


Then live in peace."



Dude's got it figured out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 10:57 PM (H33VV)

66 I think the lottery can pay the lump sum, that is money that just came in. I would not trust the annuity. It should not matter to the lottery, it used to be they bought an annuity from a big firm with the amount that will be your lump payment, but still you as the winner would have to trust that the big firm was not going to be socialized by the likes of Bernie S, or lose a ton of money in a Maddof scheme or whatever, and maybe they don't all do that.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 13, 2016 10:57 PM (dkExz)

67 I linked this in the last thread, but it belongs here as well.

Here's a highlight video SpaceX released yesterday of last month's launch and landing, featuring some new footage of the landing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv5UfZsvZQ

I linked it last night but it got lost in the STFU speech and comments.

This is one of those things that gives me hope for the future. Look at how young many of those SpaceX employees are, and realize that they accomplished something that has never been done before in the 58-year history of the Space Age: the recovery of a first stage from an orbital launch.

The Kids Are Alright.

Posted by: rickl at January 13, 2016 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

68 Evening, horde. I think I read today, between customers, that Iran is taunting us and saying this (the capture and release of Navy ships) should be a lesson to us? I weep. A real American president would have taught Iran a lesson in short order. When does the humiliation end?

Posted by: April at January 13, 2016 10:58 PM (79ZSg)

69
Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX Reel

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3may5f

Watch it while you can. It keeps getting ganked on youtube.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 13, 2016 10:59 PM (kdS6q)

70 I knew some arabs once. Really nice guys. Humongous egos for apparently no reason whatsoever that I could discern. None of them seemed good at anything or particularly bright.
Posted by: eleven


The original self esteem movement. Trophy included.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:00 PM (FkBIv)

71 hi all
man I waste so much time
how is everyone tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at January 13, 2016 11:00 PM (uZNvH)

72 Cultures can be better than other cultures just like restaurants can be better than other restaurants.

Cultural equality is a tool the Commies use to undermine patriotism and loyalty to your Country.

Islam is a primitive and evil thing that produces nightmarish cultures.

The human race is better off without it.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:00 PM (MQEz6)

73 I read Obama has declared war on cancer. Does that trouble anyone?


No, not particularly.

It just means we'll all be dead of ass cancer by July.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 13, 2016 11:00 PM (KUa85)

74 I read Obama has declared war on cancer. Does that trouble anyone?

Considering how the "wars" on drugs, poverty, and terrorism are going under his direction, well, prepare to die.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 13, 2016 11:01 PM (YJmuy)

75 I guess I picked the wrong week to give up Valu-Rite, comrade.

Posted by: Aeroflot training chief V.Sagenin at January 13, 2016 11:01 PM (DLIIY)

76
According to Weasel Zippers, the Sydney opera house has been shut and
shows cancelled. Also, Zip says O was very nearly as rude to king
Abdullah of Jordan as to Netenyahu.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 10:54 PM (GDulk)


I'm going to say the arrogant prick is rude to everyone because he thinks he's so much better than everyone else

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 13, 2016 11:02 PM (45oDG)

77 Islam is a primitive and evil thing that produces nightmarish cultures.

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Islam is a cancer on the civilized world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 11:02 PM (RU5ki)

78 Carter was bad, but not this bad. He kinda liked America.

Posted by: Splunge at January 13, 2016 10:40 PM (iMxBJ)


This. Carter was stupid, and terminally naive, but I never doubted his patriotism.
With the Mocha Messiah, I never doubted his patriotism either. I am quite clear that it doesn't exist. Not for this country, at any rate. Maybe for Manchuria.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:03 PM (oKE6c)

79 "http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3may5f"



Gracias. If I can keep it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:03 PM (H33VV)

80 That Goddard gal looks like she fuck you into a bony puddle of goo.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:03 PM (MQEz6)

81 This is one of those things that gives me hope for
the future. Look at how young many of those SpaceX employees are, and
realize that they accomplished something that has never been done before
in the 58-year history of the Space Age: the recovery of a first stage
from an orbital launch.



The Kids Are Alright.

Posted by: rickl at January 13, 2016 10:58 PM (sdi6R)
They should be doing a static fire of the booster tomorrow. I guess as a proof of concept test.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 11:03 PM (T78UI)

82 Russian blonde comes to my hotel room door, wearing headphones and a uniform.

Asks me in OK English if this is the simulator room where she is to listen to the phones and do whatever the phones say to do.

Do I invite her in?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 13, 2016 11:04 PM (U6f54)

83 This whole deal with Iran seizing our boats looks staged. All done so that Obama could claim a soft power victory and attribute his "success" to that wonderful agreement with Iran.

Posted by: anti-socialist at January 13, 2016 11:04 PM (o9lmn)

84 " I guess I picked the wrong week to give up Valu-Rite, comrade."



Were you the one that crashed the plane?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:04 PM (H33VV)

85 I'm going to say the arrogant prick is rude to everyone because he thinks he's so much better than everyone else


Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 13, 2016 11:02 PM (45oDG)

Whatever happened to the bowing?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (T78UI)

86 Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 13, 2016 11:02 PM (45oDG)

My guess is that it was due to Jordan being an actual ally and also being willing to work with Israel for mutual benefit. Both of those are nearly crimes to the SCOAMT.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (GDulk)

87 64
"OODA loop" is total bullshit.


Posted by: cm9000 at January 13, 2016 10:57 PM (2TUVm)


On the contrary -- it is an amazing insight that -- among other things -- can be widely used IRL to fight against bureaucracies.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

88 At 64, I'm takin' the lump sum.. While 1.5 Billion dollars could certainly keep me alive longer (maybe), the odds are not in my favor for living 30 more years.

Anyways.. I was reading today, that if you took the lump sum and invested in tax-free bonds (sketchy, yes) at 4%, you could reap $600k per month in interest alone. I could do a lot of damage in Vegas brothels on $600k per month... while keeping the wife busy elsewhere, of course! lol!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (UpGcq)

89 well, I got the powerball only on 1 ticket, so I won $4. guess it will get me a cookie tomorrow

Posted by: chemjeff at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (uZNvH)

90 Weapons man left out Clock Boy, whose invention produced great wealth for him and his family.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (U6f54)

91 04-08-19-27-34

and

10

Posted by: Mega at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (9Du4t)

92 In reference to the cash payout -v- annuity question.

There are several implicit assumptions in taking the annuity that may not be true.

1) That the currency will be worth the same or more over that time span.

2) That the entity paying out the money will still be in existence over that time span.

3) That it still will be possible to transfer the money to you over that time span.

4) That whatever government(s) are in power over that time span will not simply confiscate the payout.

Probably are more to consider too. All those may in fact be true, but just one being found to be false surely shifts the benefit to immediate possession and use -v- delay.

Remember, that no matter which you take, you net out as being in a far better position than if you had not won the lottery.

And that we are in "interesting times" where resources in hand may mean life or death.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at January 13, 2016 11:06 PM (P4yTb)

93 As if I am going to trust the New York Slimes for financial advice.

Take the lump sum and run.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:06 PM (xBdr5)

94 This whole deal with Iran seizing our boats looks
staged. All done so that Obama could claim a soft power victory and
attribute his "success" to that wonderful agreement with Iran.

Posted by: anti-socialist at January 13, 2016 11:04 PM (o9lmn)

"Staged" as in any recovery was told to stand down.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 11:06 PM (T78UI)

95 Goddamnit I'm trying hard to get over being pissed off all the time but it's not working. This video out of Iran is unreal. I guess SERE has changed quite a bit since I was there in '99.

Posted by: Bomber at January 13, 2016 11:07 PM (qKfed)

96 Take the annuity and we'll throw in an IOU for the first year!

Posted by: The State of Illinois at January 13, 2016 11:07 PM (Z58Xa)

97 On the contrary -- it is an amazing insight that -- among other things -- can be widely used IRL to fight against bureaucracies.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (EzgxV)



Well thats cause you're a RINO

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:07 PM (GEICT)

98 I guess I picked the wrong week to give up snorting Valu-Rite, comrade.

Posted by: Aeroflot training chief V.Sagenin at January 13, 2016 11:08 PM (DLIIY)

99 Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (T78UI)

I suspect there would be much less SCOAMTly bowing to Saud kings now that the kingdom is openly opposing Iran.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:08 PM (GDulk)

100 The Russian stewardess landing the plane was hot.


I think she's nice.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (qUNWi)

101 NYT: Why Powerball Winners Should Take The 30 year Annuity Instead of the Lump-Sum payout

Sure, NYT, I trust the government to be the caretaker $1.5 billion for thirty years.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (Z58Xa)

102 Islam is a cancer on the civilized world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 11:02 PM (RU5ki)


True. And yet Islamophobia is a bugaboo of the Western Left on par with homophobia.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (2TUVm)

103 The Powerball site looks like it predates Minx 0.7.

Posted by: not a bad thing at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (dbDB8)

104 >>> I read Obama has declared war on cancer. Does that trouble anyone?

"Considering how the 'wars' on drugs, poverty, and terrorism are going under his direction, well, prepare to die."

Far be it from me to defend Obama about anything at any time, but no president from Obama back to LBJ, inclusive of LBJ, was able to make the War on Poverty work even briefly.

No war will succeed if the wrong targets are attacked.

No President has ever successfully questioned or changed the targeting of the WoP.

Reagan _as a candidate_ asked pointed questions, but then in office, instead of reforming or abolishing existing failed domestic "wars", relaunched another one: the on-again, off-again War On Some Drugs.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (noWW6)

105 Lauren at 61 FTW!

Damned right. I'm a pretty religious old-school Roman Catholic (Latin Mass, anyone?) and my belief is that Islam was created by Satan as a direct result of having his ass kicked by Christ's death and resurrection. YMMV, of course but when you consider how anti-life Islam is, and how its adherents are considered slaves of Allah, it makes a lot of sense to me to see it that way.

It took Satan 700 of our years, just a blink in his cosmic war against G-d, to come up with Islam. And now a fifth of the world is hopelessly infected with a life-destroying scourge we will never be able to completely defeat.

Makes me ill thinking about it.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (QWtgr)

106 HOOOORDE

My mindthoughts, in descending order of me giving a fuck
1) I'm getting Athleta ads on the HQ now. My dick approves.

B) Active shooter? One of us dies. If it's me, I'll be the only one.

III) Powerball? I'll take the lump sum, because what's my recourse if the fed gov decides to start paying winners in IOUs like Illinois did? Fuck you. Pay me.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (e+1S5)

107 There will come a time when something has to be 'done' about this islam. Civilized people will have no peace until that happens.

Posted by: Eromero at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (b+df9)

108 Well, fuck, didn't even come close.


More working and subverting the system for me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (H33VV)

109 JEF will soon have us all on our knees, not just our sailors.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (EZebt)

110 I suspect there would be much less SCOAMTly bowing to Saud kings now that the kingdom is openly opposing Iran.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:08 PM (GDulk)

Ferret Jarret wins again

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (T78UI)

111 Take the lump sum, then split.


As leftist policies take their toll, the Reds will, like ticks, be hungry for money, any money, and will do anything to get their hands on it.


For the record, I'm going to laugh my ass off when CA hoses its public sector retirees as it continues its power dive into the toilet bowl.


All those retired, incompetent, time-serving, overpaid bureaucrats and school teachers who thought they'd live out their days on Easy Street at taxpayer expense? Nope. They'll be trading recipes for dishes based on kibble. When CA is flat broke, who is the state going to pay - the people who are doing the work now, or the people who used to do the work?


I can't tell you how much I'm going to laugh when they get hosed. It makes my cold, black, shriveled heart sing just thinking about it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (oKE6c)

112 Numbers are out? Ok I'll go see if I'm a billionaire.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (GZ6Pf)

113 The 'alleged' hydrogen bomb detonated bin N. Korea last week. My source in S Korea tells me they sure set off something. Immediately after the blast, 5.1 earthquake.

But who you going to believe. Sources on the ground or Josh
Earnest?

Posted by: small town girl at January 13, 2016 11:11 PM (O+0DS)

114 109 JEF will soon have us all on our knees, not just our sailors.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (EZebt)




Reggie shows the way.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:11 PM (oKE6c)

115 Last night, by the time I tried to tune in to the ONT, the site was down. I was sure it was something to do with click-overload from the State of the Onion screech, but it turns out to have been only Pixy putting the old hamsters out to pasture (where they were promptly eaten by a band of roving, wild Iranian weasels) and installing some new rodents who can, apprently, keep time.

So, I thought I'd better check in now, before something else goes wrong, like the last time the servers acted up.

Evening, intelligensia of the Interwebz!

Posted by: mindful webworker - in before the hamster purge at January 13, 2016 11:11 PM (ACs58)

116 88 At 64, I'm takin' the lump sum.. While 1.5 Billion dollars could certainly keep me alive longer (maybe), the odds are not in my favor for living 30 more years.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM (UpGcq)



Not only that, but who knows whether the government will survive that long?

Posted by: rickl at January 13, 2016 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

117 "I think she's nice."

Did she kill everybody? I didn't watch the video.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:11 PM (H33VV)

118 "Russian blonde comes to my hotel room door, wearing headphones and a uniform."

It's a trap!!!

Posted by: torquewrench at January 13, 2016 11:12 PM (noWW6)

119 Next week I'll be in Kasuma, Kenya. That's the town that claims Obama was born there.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 13, 2016 11:12 PM (ef9P3)

120 So close...only missed 6 numbers.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:12 PM (GZ6Pf)

121 Far be it from me to defend Obama about anything at any time, but no
president from Obama back to LBJ, inclusive of LBJ, was able to make the
War on Poverty work even briefly.




It should be called the "War on Low Intelligence," and involve massive spending on gene therapy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:13 PM (oKE6c)

122 After about ten to fifteen seconds this site finally loads

http://www.louisianalottery.com/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:13 PM (xBdr5)

123 >>>64 "OODA loop" is total bullshit.

Yeah, Colonel Boyd was a pussy.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 13, 2016 11:13 PM (e+1S5)

124 Actually that pic is Goddard, Lamour, and Lake.
But you knew that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:14 PM (FkBIv)

125 "Civilized people will have no peace until that happens."


Oh yeah. "Civilized people" will have to become a little less political correct and armed up, but, then we'll have some peace.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:14 PM (H33VV)

126 How about some Valu-Rite, Johnny?

Posted by: Aeroflot training chief V.Sagenin at January 13, 2016 11:14 PM (DLIIY)

127 124 Actually that pic is Goddard, Lamour, and Lake.
But you knew that.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:14 PM (FkBIv)


I was just um, testing to see if anyone would catch that you know....

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 13, 2016 11:14 PM (pAlYe)

128 126 How about some Valu-Rite, Johnny?
Posted by: Aeroflot training chief V.Sagenin at January 13, 2016 11:14 PM (DLIIY)



It's always good to be relaxed on impact.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (oKE6c)

129 Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:12 PM (GZ6Pf)

Out of......? Never seen a ticket.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (GDulk)

130 @83

His idea of victory differs greatly from mine.

I miss the days of R. Reagan

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (voOPb)

131 Prayer request to the Horde:

Today, my Dad, career Air Force who earned an aeronautical engineering degree in three years and went on to be a Minuteman missile jock among quite a few jobs he held in 22 years of service, was finally placed in 24/7 assisted living. He's 81 and is the smartest person I have ever met, but his Alzheimer's and Dementia have gotten so bad over the last 5 years that my poor exhausted Mom, also 81, had no choice. They've been married 58 years and tonight she's heartbroken, and according to the staff at the facility, he's already forgotten that he's married.

Your prayers for them and me and my Kids would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you all.

He taught me how to throw a baseball.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (QWtgr)

132 "So close...only missed 6 numbers."



So, you're saying there's a chance.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:16 PM (H33VV)

133 "Out of......?"

6.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:16 PM (GZ6Pf)

134 Well, I'm not a millionaire. Not a good day to tell my boss to kma

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:16 PM (voOPb)

135 Well friend won $4. Had the red ball. Now have to break the news to them they are not billionaires.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:16 PM (xBdr5)

136 Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:16 PM (GZ6Pf)

I loled, sorry. Was wondering if that was the case.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:18 PM (GDulk)

137 Prayers, sharkman. Alzheimer's is a hell of a disease.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:18 PM (GZ6Pf)

138 Sharkman,

Prayers. My parents went thru the same thing. Parent roles were reversed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

139 "Russian blonde comes to my hotel room door, wearing headphones and a uniform."

It's a trap!!!


Wise decision. You are learning grasshopper.

Posted by: AD at January 13, 2016 11:18 PM (QWY55)

140 "I miss the days of R. Reagan"

So passe. Defeat the enemy and leave them in ruin to no longer threaten you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:19 PM (H33VV)

141 I now know more about landing than any Muslim pilot.

Dull, dull video, but it's actually riveting.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2016 11:19 PM (OLNwX)

142 Zip has explosions and gunfire in Jakarta.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:19 PM (GDulk)

143 But who you going to believe. Sources on the ground or Josh
Earnest?
Posted by: small town girl at January 13, 2016 11:11 PM (O+0DS)


I believe Earnest

Posted by: Nobody ever. Seriously not a single human alive at January 13, 2016 11:19 PM (7RXcs)

144 131: Prayers up Sharkman. Know how you feel.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 13, 2016 11:20 PM (ucDmr)

145 Good luck Sharkman. That is a tough thing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:20 PM (xBdr5)

146 So, if Obama wanted to embarrass the United States and the US Navy what would he have done differently with those two boats in the Persian Gulf?

Obama, himself, wasn't embarrassed because he is the light bringer. He wasn't responsible. It was the Navy, someone at the Pentagon. Sure, the Iranians used the incident to score propaganda points, but again, that was at the expense of the Navy and the Country, not Obama personally. It has always been Obama who is trying to prevent these unfortunate incidents from happening. That was why he negotiated a new diplomatic relationship with Iran.

Praise be to Obama. Just think how this would have turned out if Trump had been giving the orders.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 13, 2016 11:21 PM (5pG+k)

147 So what if this Powerball jackpot rolls again?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:21 PM (xBdr5)

148
Dull, dull video, but it's actually riveting.


Cause she's hot.



duh

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:22 PM (qUNWi)

149 I didn't make it through the entire 19 minutes of agony listening to the Russian pilot try to explain the to nice lady how to set the controls on autopilot.

Did she live through the ordeal?

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 13, 2016 11:22 PM (5pG+k)

150 Russian blonde comes to my hotel room door, wearing headphones and a uniform.

Seems legit

Posted by: neill bush at January 13, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

151 Shark, understand the dementia/Alz's game. It gets weird and hard to deal with. There's no condoning I can give. It just....is.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:22 PM (H33VV)

152 "So what if this Powerball jackpot rolls again?"

*puts on tinfoil hat*

Well it's a good way to keep us all distracted.

*carefully unfolds tin foil to be frugal since I am not a billionaire*

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:23 PM (GZ6Pf)

153 147 So what if this Powerball jackpot rolls again?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:21 PM (xBdr5)



2+billion.

And I'll buy my second lottery ticket ever.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:23 PM (GEICT)

154 I would like to tender my apologies to the British Royal Navy.


Several years ago when one of their boats got captured by an Iranian fishing vessel I laughed at them.


It's not nearly so funny now.


Good evening roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:23 PM (UQGss)

155 Johnny, what can you make of this weather briefing?

Posted by: Aeroflot training chief V.Sagenin at January 13, 2016 11:24 PM (DLIIY)

156 You missed the part where she manually blew up the auto pilot...

Posted by: E.T. at January 13, 2016 11:24 PM (yq4gk)

157 It should be called the "War on Low Intelligence," and involve massive spending on gene therapy.
Posted by: Jay Guevara


The left doesn't like genetically modified organisms.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:25 PM (FkBIv)

158 Oh damn it. Some Cali asshole got the winning ticket.

Of course, that comment is withdrawn if it is one of our cali assholes.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:25 PM (GZ6Pf)

159 Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 13, 2016 11:21 PM (5pG+k)

I'm hoping Trump has that "cowboy" vibe that kept the rest of the world on it's toes with GW and Reagan. Cruz seems like the only other one who *might* have that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:25 PM (GDulk)

160 @147 Anna I heard if it rolls it could be as high as 4 billion.

We've spent $30 on the past 2 drawings. That's $30 more than I have spent on it in the last 15 years

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:25 PM (voOPb)

161 Goddamnit I'm trying hard to get over being pissed off all the time but it's not working. This video out of Iran is unreal. I guess SERE has changed quite a bit since I was there in '99.

Posted by: Bomber at January 13, 2016 11:07 PM (qKfed)


This is where the peace that passeth all understanding of "Let it Burn" comes into play. It's not that you want the country and the world to fail. Far from it. It's that you know that it will and there's nothing you can do about it. You move onto the acceptance stage.

You don't even have to be apocalyptic about it. You just have to know that too many people have to learn their lesson the hard way and, until they do, things won't get better.

Posted by: AD at January 13, 2016 11:25 PM (QWY55)

162 Annuity? I'm over 50. Lump sum me, bitch.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at January 13, 2016 11:26 PM (5zyvn)

163 103
The Powerball site looks like it predates Minx 0.7.


Posted by: not a bad thing at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (dbDB


With the events of yesterday, I had hoped at least to see Minx 0.7 beta down at the bottom.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:26 PM (EzgxV)

164 Well...I'm appalled and outrageously outraged at the continued cowardice and fecklessness of TFG's administration. And if that pisslamic crowd rape shit starts over here, I can only hope there will be blood in the streets in response. Otherwise, we're just as fucked as Europe.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:26 PM (kpqmD)

165 That bass boat comment was funny but pretty sad.....

Posted by: E.T. at January 13, 2016 11:27 PM (yq4gk)

166 Why is the opera house being shut down?

Posted by: otho at January 13, 2016 11:27 PM (EWg9n)

167 Alzheimers runs in Mrs. E's family but not mine. My family is a bunch or hell raising hard drinking rednecks. We are dangerous people, the Scots Irish. Hers, Scandi/Kraut/Native American is kinda dangerous too. We make a great team.

Posted by: Eromero at January 13, 2016 11:27 PM (b+df9)

168 "Several years ago when one of their boats got captured by an Iranian fishing vessel I laughed at them."



Don't know they "let" it happen. We did. "We" by which this Adminitrastion.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:27 PM (H33VV)

169 John Paul Jones is busily making revolutions in his grave.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:28 PM (xBdr5)

170 Sure, the Iranians used the incident to score propaganda points, but
again, that was at the expense of the Navy and the Country, not Obama
personally.



And there is the problem in a nutshell. Obama doesn't give a shit about our country (i.e., yours and mine); he only cares about his own worthless ass. That, and the worthless asses who get shot from time to time by police officers DSAFing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:28 PM (oKE6c)

171 I'm vaguely watching a Ugandan news in review program. Oddly enough I could swear I heard one of the news guys use the words "randy scandi". Odd that.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 13, 2016 11:28 PM (ef9P3)

172 Sorry, I meant menstruation.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:29 PM (H33VV)

173 Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (QWtgr)

I am so very sorry about your dad. My extended family has been through the Alzheimer's dementia deal and it's such a terrible thing. I hope you receive all the strength and support you need.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:29 PM (kpqmD)

174 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:26 PM (kpqmD)

I like to think Americans would respond with immediate, fatal consequences. Unfortunately, I'm positive that the federal government will respond to that self-defense just as punitively as the European governments have.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (GDulk)

175 @164 Insomniac

I don't see the folks in the big cities fighting back. The majority of those folks are limp wristed assholes. They have no use for guns, police & conservatives. They will take their raping & ask for another.

Now in flyover country that's a different story

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (voOPb)

176 157 It should be called the "War on Low Intelligence," and involve massive spending on gene therapy.
Posted by: Jay Guevara
The left doesn't like genetically modified organisms.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:25 PM (FkBIv)




What does an increasingly high tech economy do with people of low intelligence? We don't have much need for strong backs anymore. One backhoe > a dozen ditchdiggers.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (oKE6c)

177 John Paul Jones is busily making revolutions in his grave.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Playin' the bass.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (FkBIv)

178 Hey Anna. Are you in Louisiana?

(And Polliwog, are you still here? Doing ok?)

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 13, 2016 11:31 PM (yTjM0)

179 BTW, the WSJ just reported six blasts in Jakarta along with gunfire.

Posted by: AD at January 13, 2016 11:31 PM (QWY55)

180 Thank you, everyone.

This place really is filled with the best people.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:31 PM (QWtgr)

181 So, even if using Common Core math the lottery jackpot could could be distributed to provide 4.3 million to each citizen, it would change nothing in the end. Data shows around 60 to 70% of lottery winners are broke in 5 years. Among the poverty class that number would be close to 100%, and it would be in a lot less than 5 years. Can't fix stupid with money.

The bad math isn't as annoying as the foolish notion throwing money at a problem like poverty will solve it,

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (0vsws)

182
What does an increasingly high tech economy do
with people of low intelligence? We don't have much need for strong
backs anymore. One backhoe > a dozen ditchdiggers.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (oKE6c)


And this is increasingly going to be a problem. We haven't lost nearly as many jobs to Chin the Chinaman as we have to Robbie the Robot, and the ordering kiosks coming online ad McDonalds illustrate that point nicely.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (UQGss)

183 I like to think Americans would respond with
immediate, fatal consequences. Unfortunately, I'm positive that the
federal government will respond to that self-defense just as punitively
as the European governments have.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (GDulk)


WWRD? What would Rome do? Some lousy shitheel country that grabs up some Romans would be busting their asses to give them back before Rome noticed, for fear of the consequences.
How long did Rome rule the world again?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (oKE6c)

184 Hang in there, sharkman.

Best wishes to you and yours.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (MQEz6)

185 This place really is filled with the best people.


Not all the way filled. I'm still here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (1xUj/)

186 Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 13, 2016 11:31 PM (yTjM0)

I'm here (instead of working on a knitting project like I'm supposed to be).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (GDulk)

187 Well, I managed to not get a single number of the PowerBall.

Seems about right.

*continues searching for property to build the bug out compound on*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:33 PM (GEICT)

188 What does an increasingly high tech economy do with people of low intelligence?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (oKE6c)

And this is increasingly going to be a problem. We haven't lost nearly as many jobs to Chin the Chinaman as we have to Robbie the Robot, and the ordering kiosks coming online ad McDonalds illustrate that point nicely.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (UQGss)



There's only so much midnight basketball can accomplish.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (oKE6c)

189 I can see the first four comments

Posted by: ThunderB at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (zOTsN)

190
I like to think Americans would respond with immediate, fatal consequences. Unfortunately, I'm positive that the federal government will respond to that self-defense just as punitively as the European governments have.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (GDulk)

That's part of what worries me: that the state and federal law enforcement apparatus would be used to encourage and protect these marauders and punish the people who dared take back a piece of the state's monopoly on the use of force.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

191 "John Paul Jones is busily making revolutions in his grave."

You don't surrender your ship. And I'm not even a military man. Your ship is your is lifeboat. Fcuk them.


Fire away. Fcuk them bastards.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (H33VV)

192 Veronica Lake. I'd hit it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (RU5ki)

193 "Well, I managed to not get a single number of the PowerBall."


Me neither. But then again, I didn't buy a ticket, so there is that...

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (UQGss)

194 Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 13, 2016 11:31 PM (yTjM0)

Oops, meant to add that I'm fine and how was it with you.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (GDulk)

195 My best friend has the lotto tix and I haven't gotten a call from him. At this point, I'm going to assume he has absconded to Bora Bora and it is now my life mission to track his ass down.

Because the alternative scenario is too awful to contemplate.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (gyKtp)

196 189 I can see the first four comments
Posted by: ThunderB at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (zOTsN)

There are FOUR comments!

Posted by: Capt. Picard at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (kpqmD)

197 2009 to 2017 shall be known as the Years of Shame.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

198 The bad math isn't as annoying as the foolish notion throwing money at a problem like poverty will solve it,

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (0vsws)

It's almost as if the problem is more fundamental ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (oKE6c)

199 Nevermind

Posted by: ThunderB at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (zOTsN)

200 "Why is the opera house in Sydney closed?"

News search says "ongoing police operation," but no one is saying much else yet.

Posted by: Piercello at January 13, 2016 11:35 PM (RXfvh)

201 Mark Knoller @markknoller
If the Bureau of Public Debt won Powerball, it would reduce the National Debt from $18,897,682,225,587.89 to $18,896,182,225,587.89.

c/o Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt
http://bit.ly/1Zw81Op

Posted by: mindful webworker - by chance at January 13, 2016 11:36 PM (ACs58)

202
I can't tell you how much I'm going to laugh
when they get hosed. It makes my cold, black, shriveled heart sing just
thinking about it.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (oKE6c)


Courts told Chicago their first responsibility is to the pension obligation. I doubt any CA court or the 9th will see that obligation any different.

at this point I see devaluation to be the only exit.

The Colombian Peso is at 3,725:1 USD. 30 years ago it was 20:1. Think we will get back there, or will trade at par?

We would have the $20,000 Starbucks Breve Mocha, and sugar is extra citizen.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 13, 2016 11:36 PM (q2o38)

203 Thing, not in Louisiana, just closet place to get tickets.

And like Polliwogette and her knitting, should get back to my writing. Almost 1,400 words and closing in on 48,000 total.

For those who haven't bought my book yet.
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Since my dream of Powerball riches has evaporated.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:36 PM (xBdr5)

204 Before I go to bed tonight I need to find out whether I'm a billionaire.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 11:36 PM (RU5ki)

205 Sharkman, add me to your wellwishers here.


The Horde does take care of its own.

Posted by: Piercello at January 13, 2016 11:37 PM (RXfvh)

206 "Fire away. Fcuk them bastards."


And, in case I'm hurting anyone's feelings.


Fire away. Fcuk them bastards.


So, there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:37 PM (H33VV)

207 Sock. Earl grey. Off.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:37 PM (kpqmD)

208 Sharkman best wishes to you and your parents and siblings and kids

Posted by: chemjeff at January 13, 2016 11:37 PM (uZNvH)

209 Good chance an illegal won the Powerball.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:37 PM (MQEz6)

210 California, darn it...

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 13, 2016 11:38 PM (yTjM0)

211 "News search says "ongoing police operation," but no one is saying much else yet."

Yikes

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:38 PM (GZ6Pf)

212 Ricardo, you bastard, you hurt my feelings!



...



Posted by: Piercello at January 13, 2016 11:38 PM (RXfvh)

213 Damn Ricardo you are the man tonight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)

214 Which means All Hail Eris will be cranky in the morning after reading the winning numbers.

No moolah for her Death Star.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (xBdr5)

215 Since people are praying,

Captain Whitebread asked for prayers on FaceBook because he's having trouble with one of gis feet and, as a diabetic, that's a big deal.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (GDulk)

216 Prayers Sharkman

Posted by: ginaswo at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (qxNrP)

217 >>This place really is filled with the best people.


and me.

At no additional cost, mind you.

Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (bpyiA)

218 BTW, the WSJ just reported six blasts in Jakarta along with gunfire.

Wonderful.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (qUNWi)

219 Have not spotted L'Elle this week; is she okay?

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (MQEz6)

220 And this is increasingly going to be a problem. We haven't lost nearly as many jobs to Chin the Chinaman as we have to Robbie the Robot, and the ordering kiosks coming online ad McDonalds illustrate that point nicely.
Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (UQGss)



Berkeley is full of wannabe intellectuals sitting around in cafes and pontificating about what the structure of society should be, the only point of agreement being that they should be in charge. They talk endlessly about "the people," by which they mean malodorous ill-groomed scabies habitats such as themselves.


But if they really want to see "the people," they should go to a Wal-Mart. Only in Wal-Mart does one appreciate the full implications - and associated horror - of the bell curve.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:40 PM (oKE6c)

221 "The very fact that some (culture) is different means it is not the same, which means it is not equal."

As the great Isaiah Berlin said, wrote on and spoke about at great length, and was then accused of being a "relativist".

Posted by: bruce at January 13, 2016 11:40 PM (E7GGp)

222 BTW, the WSJ just reported six blasts in Jakarta along with gunfire.[/]


NOW we'll see some action out of Barky.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:40 PM (oKE6c)

223 Veronica Lake. I'd hit it.

According to some Moron here she was nutso.

So you know she could fuck.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:41 PM (qUNWi)

224 Sharkman, prayers for your family. Been there done it with my mom. Prayers for your family.

Posted by: small town girl at January 13, 2016 11:41 PM (O+0DS)

225 Best wishes, Sharkman.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:41 PM (oKE6c)

226
218 BTW, the WSJ just reported six blasts in Jakarta along with gunfire.

Wonderful.
Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (qUNWi)

Scandi Separatists?

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

227 Did not know CWB is diabetic

Will put him in my prayer list

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

228 I hope an illegal did not win in CA, or a "refugee." That would bite, no? Hey, maybe a Sanders supporter who will share.

I haven't gotten a call from son in FL, so he has either gone to bed early or we won nothing. Oh, well.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (7lqMl)

229 "Good chance an illegal won the Powerball."

That would be the way the world works these days.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (GZ6Pf)

230
131
Prayer request to the Horde:



Today, my Dad, career Air Force who earned an aeronautical
engineering degree in three years and went on to be a Minuteman missile
jock among quite a few jobs he held in 22 years of service, was finally
placed in 24/7 assisted living. He's 81 and is the smartest person I
have ever met, but his Alzheimer's and Dementia have gotten so bad over
the last 5 years that my poor exhausted Mom, also 81, had no choice.
They've been married 58 years and tonight she's heartbroken, and
according to the staff at the facility, he's already forgotten that he's
married.



Your prayers for them and me and my Kids would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you all.



He taught me how to throw a baseball.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (QWtgr)


Such is the nature of this horror that there will be "flickers" where he almost seems himself again. Keeping the optimal level of contact where you can catch the flickers and not be ground-down by the overall degeneration is an art....but one with rich rewards at stake.

I pray that each member of the family will find their way to the proper point on that spectrum, so their untroubled memories will comfort them in the future -- and that the family share of themselves to other family members to magnify the good and diminish the sorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

231 I recognise Dorothy Lamour and Veronica Lake, but who's the lovely "Goddard" in the middle?

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 13, 2016 11:43 PM (RVwhx)

232 Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (QWtgr)

Oh, man... -_-

I dread that day because I see, just a tinge of it, in my parents. Very slight. Both 87, and in excellent general health, otherwise.

Best thoughts.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 13, 2016 11:43 PM (WWdgA)

233 Veronica Lake in a couple of roles
https://youtu.be/YJpxVbzzZt4

And
https://youtu.be/HUNHxGDLfIE

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:43 PM (xBdr5)

234 "Ricardo, you bastard, you hurt my feelings!
"


Oh, sorry, dude.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:44 PM (H33VV)

235 Is it a mullah's birfday or something?

@MaxAbrahms 12m

Dozens said hurt in bomb attack at Turkish police station

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 13, 2016 11:44 PM (AJ1u5)

236 229 "Good chance an illegal won the Powerball."

That would be the way the world works these days.

----------

Western Union stock up 20% tomorrow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 11:44 PM (RU5ki)

237 Since I apparently am not the California Powerball winner (really, a single winner? Poor soul is doomed), I'll say...

Whew!

I'll just win next week's ordinary jackpot that nobody notices. Much safer.

Posted by: mindful webworker - #twoweeks at January 13, 2016 11:45 PM (ACs58)

238 Prayers for you and yours Sharkman.

Posted by: Jade Sea at January 13, 2016 11:45 PM (O108X)

239 Scandi Separatists?

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (MQEz6)



Lutheran Lunatics.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:45 PM (GEICT)

240 Lamour is in the middle.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:45 PM (MQEz6)

241 215 Since people are praying,

Captain Whitebread asked for prayers on FaceBook because he's having trouble with one of gis feet and, as a diabetic, that's a big deal.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:39 PM (GDulk)

I knew he had heart problems, but not diabeetus. Dammit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:45 PM (kpqmD)

242 L'amor in the middle?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:46 PM (xBdr5)

243 I can't tell you how much I'm going to laugh

when they get hosed. It makes my cold, black, shriveled heart sing just

thinking about it.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:10 PM (oKE6c)

Courts
told Chicago their first responsibility is to the pension obligation. I
doubt any CA court or the 9th will see that obligation any different.

at this point I see devaluation to be the only exit.



That presumes the rule of law. When police and firemen aren't paid, they don't work, and some Democrat constituencies will have a field day. At that point, the state will FIND a way to get around the law. (They and the Feds haven't had any problem getting around any number of them now, have they?)


When the alternatives are a) do a three card Monte on the law, and pay to keep the place from burning down (i.e., the Mad Max scenario), or b) pay some wrinkled pensioner who probably retired to another (most likely no income tax) state, what do you think they'll do?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:46 PM (oKE6c)

244 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:34 PM (H33VV)

My bet is that the boats did not have ammo to comply with the RoE for the area!

In any event, something is rotten about this encounter, but it will be swept under the $150 billion rug carpet!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 13, 2016 11:46 PM (ulSa1)

245 L'amor in the middle?

That's hot.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:46 PM (qUNWi)

246 Prayers for Captain Whitebread.

Posted by: Lauren at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (GZ6Pf)

247 Prayers for CWB and his diabetes.

Hopefully not diabetic neuropathy. My biggest fear.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (GEICT)

248 And in Pakistan, a suicide bomber blew himself and 14 others up outside a Polio center.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (xBdr5)

249 Chino CA has the winner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)

250 'veronica Lake. I'd hit it. "

About two miles long and 1/4 miles at the widest. She'll never know.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (H33VV)

251 Scandi Separatists?

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

Unitarian Upstarts

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (kpqmD)

252 249 Chino CA has the winner
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)




Probably someone in the pen. Figures.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:48 PM (oKE6c)

253 Oh, sorry, dude.

ONT is never having to say you're sorry.










Unless you really fucked up.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:48 PM (qUNWi)

254 WWRD? What would Rome do? Some lousy shitheel
country that grabs up some Romans would be busting their asses to give
them back before Rome noticed, for fear of the consequences.
How long did Rome rule the world again?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (oKE6c)


What Rome did was destroy itself through socialism.

https://www.mises.org/library/socialism-and-decivilization

there are other opinions, of course.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 13, 2016 11:48 PM (q2o38)

255 Well hopefully Maloney's Planes of Fame in Chino just won...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:48 PM (xBdr5)

256 Evening horde.

From what I've heard everything is coming up roses and we are powerful, POWERFUL POWERFUL!!! and respected worldwide!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 13, 2016 11:48 PM (hlMPp)

257 Prayers from me and my little girl Paige (she's for each one of you and for your families.

She's drifting off to sleep and I'm just watching her the way I have for so many years. Life is such a wonderful thing, but it can be tough.

I appreciate the good times all the more because of the difficult.

Good night, and God bless you all.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:49 PM (QWtgr)

258 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (xBdr5)

Have they stepped up attacks since New Year's? Really seems like it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:49 PM (GDulk)

259 Down near Ellay.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

260 Posted by: Kindtot at January 13, 2016 11:48 PM (q2o3


Yep. Bread and circuses, which should be the Democrats' motto. I was thinking of Rome in its prime. Of course, in our prime, same thing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:49 PM (oKE6c)

261 Polliwogette, it seems that way since there was just a mall bombing in Iraq.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:49 PM (xBdr5)

262 @248 because muzzie like screwing female muzzies in iron lungs

Despicable religion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

263 249 Chino CA has the winner
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)

Isn't there a fairly large state prison located there?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:50 PM (kpqmD)

264 Crap. I live in ChinonHills. I'll have to check the tickets Mrs Cicero bought.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2016 11:50 PM (RU5ki)

265 Isn't there a fairly large state prison located there?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:50 PM (kpqmD)


Yep. Hence my #252.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (oKE6c)

266 Isn't one required to pay taxes in full/up front if you take the time payment. I GAS, a couple of mil net and I'm good to go.

BUT what about the boats. Looked up riverine and there were no pictures like the ones captured. ...and -- What's up with giving up? It looks like twin electric 50's on each side and who knows what else.

Aw gee my Iranian buddies need the crypto and gps.



Posted by: Ralph at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (X8p7j)

267 If a prisoner did win... what kind of court hijinks could that cause as the state tries to seize the winning ticket.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (xBdr5)

268 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:49 PM (xBdr5)

Multiple attacks in Asia(ish) in the last 12 hours.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (GDulk)

269 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687374142983790593

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687374529518301184

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687374721554460674

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687375186648240128

Posted by: kbdabear at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (WQCH1)

270 *continues searching for property to build the bug out compound on*
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:33 PM (GEICT)


Same here. Looking for another local, remote, water access hide after the previous one was compromised by ATV's.

Lotto would definitely assist in that endeavor.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (WWdgA)

271 Instead of solving poverty, the Powerball Powerball winnings power ball winnings can power ball winnings can be power ball winnings can be used to pay of the national debt. The federal govt would only have to win the jackpot around 15,000 times, give or take a couple hundred.

Let the liberal do-gooders bounce that around their empty skulls a bit.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (0vsws)

272 None of these explosions and killings have anything to do with Muzzies.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 13, 2016 11:52 PM (l3vZN)

273 265 Isn't there a fairly large state prison located there?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:50 PM (kpqmD)

Yep. Hence my #252.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (oKE6c)

*scrolls up*

Ah, wouldn't that be...interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:52 PM (kpqmD)

274 Sharkman, hang in there. It's tough. Be with your mom she's going to be lonely. Enjoy what time you have

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

275 Yep. Bread and circuses, which should be the Democrats' motto. I was thinking of Rome in its prime. Of course, in our prime, same thing.

Democans. It's a one party Fed now.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:52 PM (qUNWi)

276 Should a prisoner take the annuity or the lump sum?

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:52 PM (MQEz6)

277 cthulhu: ...I pray that each member of the family will find their way to the proper point on that spectrum, so their untroubled memories will comfort them in the future -- and that the family share of themselves to other family members to magnify the good and diminish the sorrow.

So nicely said, Cthu.

I've never had to deal with Altz, thank heavens, but it seems about as awful as can be, losing the memories, losing the relationships, is losing oneself.

There are other horrible ways to become estranged. Folks should feel free to pray (fwiw) for my sibling, once brilliant and creative and would-be spiritual, now isolated for many years, paranoid, vengeful-minded, threatening - heartbreaking for our 95yo mother who lies awake at night sometimes worrying about him.

And then there's just coma. You don't even know if they're in there at all anymore. Although, I have to say, talking to my step-father - a hard-ass man I didn't get along with, but holding his hand while he was comatose - telling him Mom would be okay, that he didn't have to worry, and he could let go, and having him pass within a day or two after that, you might assume that somewhere inside, they're still listening, no matter what it seems like.

Posted by: mindful webworker - life is a test at January 13, 2016 11:53 PM (ACs58)

278 Explosive Episcopalians.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:53 PM (FkBIv)

279 28 re Quote #1 -- I always like to refer to the number of Jewish vs muzzie Nobel winners in the hard sciences (~150 to 2) and their respective worldwide populations (12 million to 1.6 billion).
Kinda telling, eh?
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 13, 2016 10:46 PM (gyKtp)

Yeah, those dirty scandis have good judgement. Just look at some of the folks who have won Nobel peace prizes lately, or their immigration policies. Yup, good judgement there. We can put money on it.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 13, 2016 11:53 PM (RVwhx)

280 If the inmate did win and let slip to fellow prisoners of the winning...

We will know soon due to the treasure hunt riot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:53 PM (xBdr5)

281 "Unless you really fucked up."


Did I fuck up? Lay it out.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:53 PM (H33VV)

282 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687375483013566464

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687378243582844928

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/687378702351609856

Posted by: kbdabear at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (WQCH1)

283 Explosive Episcopalians.


Those are the *worst* Episcopalians.

I hate those ones.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (qUNWi)

284 Explosive Episcopalians??

I told you their Jell-O salad was to die for...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (xBdr5)

285 182

What does an increasingly high tech economy do

with people of low intelligence? We don't have much need for strong

backs anymore. One backhoe > a dozen ditchdiggers.




Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:30 PM (oKE6c)


And
this is increasingly going to be a problem. We haven't lost nearly as
many jobs to Chin the Chinaman as we have to Robbie the Robot, and the
ordering kiosks coming online ad McDonalds illustrate that point nicely.


Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:32 PM (UQGss)


Every so often, when I hit "peak cynical", I think of a dystopia where 90% of the population are sex workers. Everything else is done by robo-kiosks. Of the 10% that have actual jobs, most just maintain the robo-kiosks and production facilities.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

286 Sharkman, hold on to your good memories. I have been through something similar, but a longer road (my comfort came in that he had great care). And my FIL has a similar story to yours. He is not suffering, it is the hardest on the rest of you. I am so sorry.

You and Captain Whitebread are in my prayers.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (7lqMl)

287 >>>Unless you really fucked up.

And I have

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

288 Murderous Methodists


Posted by: Ralph at January 13, 2016 11:55 PM (X8p7j)

289 17 Nope, lump sum. I don't trust the government.

That'll be cash on the barrelhead, son.

a little mood music:
https://tinyurl.com/zpfyf6l

Posted by: bill-o at January 13, 2016 11:55 PM (AWwDY)

290 Gal from high school posted about Hillary! and how her supporters hate Trump.

Started to try and F with her and say that Hill! Stands up for women.... She didn't take the bait.

*damn she's shot too

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

291 That Rooskie Stewardess looks to be high-maintenance... and probably crazy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (n22zQ)

292 Did I fuck up? Lay it out.


Ummm....no.

I got nuthin to lay out.

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (qUNWi)

293 the WSJ just reported six blasts in Jakarta along with gunfire.

Ok, you can't blame the gunfire on me! But, sweet Jesus, what do they put in the food here? *poot*

Posted by: Hillary!, on her way out from a Jakartan restroom at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (J3phO)

294 Conflagrating Charismatics

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (kpqmD)

295 Every so often, when I hit "peak cynical", I think
of a dystopia where 90% of the population are sex workers. Everything
else is done by robo-kiosks. Of the 10% that have actual jobs, most just
maintain the robo-kiosks and production facilities.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)


Now take the reasoning further. Why do you need 90% of the population under those circumstances? What about ugly/grossly obese people? Sex workers? Don't think so.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (oKE6c)

296 That Rooskie Stewardess looks to be high-maintenance... and probably crazy.

Hot.

Right?

Posted by: eleven at January 13, 2016 11:57 PM (qUNWi)

297 "Unless you really fucked up.

And I have "



Wait, I think he aimed that at me.

I guess you're fine, MH.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:57 PM (H33VV)

298
When the alternatives are a) do a three card
Monte on the law, and pay to keep the place from burning down (i.e., the
Mad Max scenario), or b) pay some wrinkled pensioner who probably
retired to another (most likely no income tax) state, what do you think
they'll do?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:46 PM (oKE6c)


Seize all IRAs, 401Ks, annuities, possibly all reverse mortgages and other retirement plans to subsidize the union pensions.

It is a matter of fairness, you see. Why should the ultra rich who socked money away instead of doing the economy good by spending it live fat in retirement where loyal state workers should get nothing more than SSI?

And Germany did it first and you know how fair they are. They invented the social welfare state and Communism.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 13, 2016 11:57 PM (q2o38)

299 Hand of Count Petofi: Instead of solving poverty, the Powerball Powerball winnings power ball winnings can power ball winnings can be power ball winnings can be...

Stuttering is a terrible affliction. Verbal hiccups.

Posted by: mindful webworker - really really really at January 13, 2016 11:57 PM (ACs58)

300 Of the 10% that have actual jobs, most just maintain the robo-kiosks and production facilities.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 13, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)


And the rest are politicians who exhort the masses to hate the evil rich who have brought them to this sorry state of existence...

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2016 11:57 PM (UQGss)

301 Same here. Looking for another local, remote, water access hide after the previous one was compromised by ATV's.

Lotto would definitely assist in that endeavor.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 13, 2016 11:51 PM (WWdgA)



1) At least 25 acres
2) Artesian well
3) Septic
4) I would prefer a fairly wooded lot
5) Grounds need to be able to support small plots of crops

I would build a main building. 4 or 5 bedrooms. Nice, but not ridiculously fancy. Prob 4 more 2 or 3 bedroom homes. All roughly in a circle.

Here comes the expensive parts.

I want full underground living facilities that connect to each house. I want a decent sized wall around the living space/area/homes. Far enough out to leave plenty of room. Right in the tree line so it blends.

Bad. Ass. security system.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (GEICT)

302 "...he's already forgotten that he's married. "

That is so very sad. I have a friend who also suffers from that condition. He is older than me. But not that much.
Anyway, his son died. I took my friend to his son's funeral, open casket.
He had no idea why we were there. He had no idea who was in the casket.
It is so terrible.
Prayers up for and yours.

Posted by: navybrat at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (8QGte)

303 Shot = hot

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (hlMPp)

304 266 Isn't one required to pay taxes in full/up front if you take the time payment. I GAS, a couple of mil net and I'm good to go.

That's my understanding. Feds get theirs and then the State gets theirs and, barring investments, you're done.

Then, time to fade away.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (WWdgA)

305 Chino CA, eh?

That's next to Poway and Ontario, south of San Bernardino on the 15 freeway

The winner might just be able to afford to live in California now

Posted by: kbdabear at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (WQCH1)

306 Got willowed in the thread below.
497 I saw 13 Hours last weekend at an advanced screening held at the PX theater.

Pros- excellent attention to detail on Arab world atmosphere. Language barriers, inshallah attitude, and the feeling of being in someone else's pond where the joke was on you. Good weapons and equipment handling. Good unit dynamic.

Cons- could have used a map early like Raiders of the Lost Ark. While the authorization issues for aid were touched on, the viewers will have to Google to see where the chain of command went. Still, other scenes clearly showed US forces, both air and land, getting ready in Europe then suddenly... Not.

In all, quite well done.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (Tegl7)

307 Crap, I gotta pass out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (H33VV)

308 64 "OODA loop" is total bullshit.
Posted by: cm9000 at January 13, 2016 10:57 PM (2TUVm)

I'll bet, based on that one post, that John Boyd was a lot smarter than you.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 13, 2016 11:59 PM (RVwhx)

309
Seize all IRAs, 401Ks, annuities, possibly all reverse mortgages and other retirement plans to subsidize the union pensions.

It
is a matter of fairness, you see. Why should the ultra rich who socked
money away instead of doing the economy good by spending it live fat in
retirement where loyal state workers should get nothing more than SSI?

And Germany did it first and you know how fair they are. They invented the social welfare state and Communism.


Posted by: Kindtot at January 13, 2016 11:57 PM (q2o3

Which is why we're planning on fleeing the People's Republic as soon as familial obligations allow.
I'd say the French share the blame with the Germans for inventing Communism. Between Rousseau (and his idiotic "noble savage" horseshit), the revolution of 1848, Hegel, Marx, etc. there's plenty of blame to go around.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:59 PM (oKE6c)

310 well, I got the powerball only on 1 ticket, so I won $4. guess it will get me a cookie tomorrow
Posted by: chemjeff at January 13, 2016 11:05 PM

Yay chemjeff! I got the powerball and 1 number. Does that get me 2 cookies tomorrow?

Posted by: Farmer at January 13, 2016 11:59 PM (o/90i)

311 @268...my tin foil theory is the moon's cycle. Fridays seem to be extra cray,too. Some had said it was certain dates. I think they are too stupid for dates and just look up at the moon on Fridays.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 13, 2016 11:59 PM (7lqMl)

312 G'night Ricardo.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:00 AM (qUNWi)

313 "Now take the reasoning further. Why do you need 90%
of the population under those circumstances? What about ugly/grossly
obese people? Sex workers? Don't think so.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (oKE6c)"

Come citizens, a glorious future awaits in the Space Exploration Service!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 12:00 AM (UQGss)

314 What about sexbots?

Posted by: otho at January 14, 2016 12:00 AM (EWg9n)

315 305 Chino CA, eh?
That's next to Poway and Ontario, south of San Bernardino on the 15 freeway
The winner might just be able to afford to live in California now
Posted by: kbdabear at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (WQCH1)



Poway? Poway is near San Diego, nowhere near San Berdoo.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:01 AM (oKE6c)

316 Ricardo....if you plan on passing out it's called sleep

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 14, 2016 12:01 AM (hlMPp)

317 278
Explosive Episcopalians.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2016 11:53 PM (FkBIv)

only if the church's caterer is Chipotle

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:02 AM (uZNvH)

318 Am I the only one who noticed the hammer n' sickle with wings on the "stewardess'" sleeve?

Posted by: Patrick at January 14, 2016 12:02 AM (U6YEj)

319 What about sexbots?



EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:02 AM (qUNWi)

320 If your sexbot is a Genom 33-S then you must return it immediately due to a dangerous defect.

Cherry 2000 is an obsolete model no longer made.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:02 AM (xBdr5)

321 Yikes. The Sarinah Mall in downtown Jakarta. Walked in front of it a million times. A Mickey D's and a Starbucks. May have bought my wife a scarf there. Crazy. We'll see who takes credit, as if we can't guess.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 14, 2016 12:03 AM (/WPPJ)

322 I want full underground living facilities that
connect to each house. I want a decent sized wall around the living
space/area/homes. Far enough out to leave plenty of room. Right in the
tree line so it blends.



Bad. Ass. security system.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (GEICT)


so...not in Florida then...

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 12:03 AM (UQGss)

323 That Rooskie Stewardess looks to be high-maintenance... and probably crazy.

Hot.


There's a word for all these things. It's "Russian."

It goes without saying.

Posted by: AD at January 14, 2016 12:03 AM (QWY55)

324 That Rooskie Stewardess looks to be high-maintenance... and probably crazy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (n22zQ)


Everyone gets that scraped-bone intense look when it becomes "we are all going to die if I fnck this up"
Even play-acting.

And she was really holding it together too. Did you see how suppressed her victory dance at the end was? She was really happy, but still couldn't shake her control.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:04 AM (q2o38)

325 318 Am I the only one who noticed the hammer n' sickle with wings on the "stewardess'" sleeve?
Posted by: Patrick at January 14, 2016 12:02 AM (U6YEj)




She's angling for a job on Air Force One.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:04 AM (oKE6c)

326 thanks Farmer I think you get more than a cookie

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:04 AM (uZNvH)

327 314 What about sexbots?
Posted by: otho at January 14, 2016 12:00 AM (EWg9n)

Bring 'em on, I say.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:04 AM (kpqmD)

328 Meh. Hit one number.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 12:05 AM (n22zQ)

329 If your sexbot is a Genom 33-S then you must return it immediately due to a dangerous defect.




Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:02 AM



But, I like them dangerous.

Posted by: otho at January 14, 2016 12:05 AM (EWg9n)

330 Your robotic future when Man has been declared obsolete

https://youtu.be/jag3HwS74pc

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:05 AM (xBdr5)

331
111 That includes me (CA. teacher) and I'm sure glad to hear you'll cheer if I get ruined.
Of all the f'n targets you could choose you'll delight in MY pauperization???
Quality folks.

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (LAliD)

332 But, I like them dangerous.


It's the not knowing.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (qUNWi)

333 And she was really holding it together too. Did you see how suppressed her victory dance at the end was? She was really happy, but still couldn't shake her control.
Posted by: Kindtot
-----------

Well, it was a simulator, so minimum gore if fail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (n22zQ)

334 I'm doing OK-ish, went to a job fair in Lake Charles today. I'm unemployed, and in between looking for work I've been watching the MIT Beginning Programming With Python course.

I guess I should be starting a book of my own, while I have all this free time. Ugh. I have some ideas for a semi-pulpish SF book... I swear, I have had this idea brewing for a while... the planet the main characters operate out of has three different intelligent species: humans, "spiders," (may or may not be related to terrestrial spiders, they have a bit more legs), and something kinda like velociraptors.

(You can see the visual inspiration for the latter at http://tinyurl.com/gud6n2b. (I think. They may have changed that file since I last looked at it, and I can't look now, I don't have flash on this machine).

Anyway, the civilization there... doesn't know whether or not the spiders influenced certain native american cultures way-back-when, but some people speculate. There's a widespread belief that some of the spiders may be holding back re: sharing technology, and historical data, which isn't helped by the existence of a masked vigilante performing super-spider feats while Battling Crime, but who sarcastically claims to have gotten strange powers after being bitten by a radioactive human...
but I digress.

The _Viewpoint_ characters don't know a whole lot about that, and could care even less. They're working stiffs who have been retained to deliver a gift horse to the King of Iz, which involves a couple weeks' worth of flight on something with a cargo bay about the size of a C-5's. (Along with various other cargoes).

All I have to do now is come up with a tie-in for the velociraptor types too... any ancient human cultures out there with legends of bird-demons who taught humans the arts of war? Hmm.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (yTjM0)

335 Am I the only one who noticed the hammer n' sickle with wings on the "stewardess'" sleeve?
-------------

I saw it. Bernie would be proud.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 12:07 AM (n22zQ)

336 10Carter was bad, but not this bad. He kinda liked America.
Posted by: Splunge



Well, the Gentiles anyway, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 14, 2016 12:07 AM (NGd+i)

337 @318 Winged hammer and sickle is still an active insignia for Aeroflot.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 12:07 AM (xq1UY)

338 Without the GPCC repair disk, a 33-S and its artificial blood supply can turn vampiric. A 33-S can also easily synchronize with C-Class Buma weapon systems. So they can become vampiric chicks who pack a serious boom.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:07 AM (xBdr5)

339 Calling sexbot tech support has to embarrassing.

"This is Bangdoop, um, I mean, Larry, thank you for calling the Cherry tech support service, how may I help you, thank you please Sergent Major."

"Um, it won't stop giggling."

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 12:07 AM (MQEz6)

340 It's the not knowing.




Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM


You know what I'm talking about. *fist bump*

Posted by: otho at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (EWg9n)

341 Well, it was a simulator, so minimum gore if fail.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Shucks, I thought they said stimulator.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (FkBIv)

342 279 Yeah, those dirty scandis have good judgement. Just look at some of the
folks who have won Nobel peace prizes lately, or their immigration
policies. Yup, good judgement there. We can put money on it.


Which is why I specified in the hard sciences. Sigh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (gyKtp)

343 Bombastic Baptists

Posted by: Ralph at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (X8p7j)

344 Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (yTjM0)

Story idea sounds really interesting.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (GDulk)

345 I'd say the French share the blame with the Germans
for inventing Communism. Between Rousseau (and his idiotic "noble
savage" horseshit), the revolution of 1848, Hegel, Marx, etc. there's
plenty of blame to go around.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2016 11:59 PM (oKE6c)


Otto von Bismark prepared the modern economy to enable it (mutter mutter mutter)

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (q2o38)

346 I want full underground living facilities that
connect to each house. I want a decent sized wall around the living
space/area/homes. Far enough out to leave plenty of room. Right in the
tree line so it blends.



Bad. Ass. security system.

Posted by: BCochran1981
-------------
Well, Gitmo will be for sale soon, but that treeline thing might be a problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 12:09 AM (n22zQ)

347 264 Hey cicero I'm in La Verne

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:09 AM (LAliD)

348 Anaerobic septic.

Posted by: Ralph at January 14, 2016 12:09 AM (X8p7j)

349 Without the GPCC repair disk, a 33-S and its
artificial blood supply can turn vampiric. A 33-S can also easily
synchronize with C-Class Buma weapon systems. So they can become
vampiric chicks who pack a serious boom.




Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:07 AM


Oooooh... Feisty! I like it.... Growwwwwwwr!

Posted by: otho at January 14, 2016 12:09 AM (EWg9n)

350 "111 That includes me (CA. teacher) and I'm sure glad to hear you'll cheer if I get ruined."



Fun Fact of the Day: I make more in US Navy retirement pay than Mrs Hades (elementary school teacher) makes in salary. Whatever the schoolteachers retirement pay is, it ain't easy street. The only thing of value her retirement will really net her is heath care...but even that, of course, is up for grabs when the states coffers start running low (just ask a WW2 or Korea vet how he's liking his "free health care for life").

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 12:10 AM (UQGss)

351 Thing from Snowy River, try Central American myth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukulkan

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:10 AM (xBdr5)

352 I'm out. Be excellent to each other.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:10 AM (kpqmD)

353 Heh, "MisterMetokur" on teh Twitters had this to say about the Cali PB winner:

"Powerball winner from Chino Hills. So either it's someone who is already a multimillionaire or their illegal immigrant gardener."

"Either way people are going to be salty as fuck and it's going to be amusing to watch."

Posted by: Thrawn at January 14, 2016 12:10 AM (s87AC)

354 Shattering Shakers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:11 AM (FkBIv)

355 Well, it was a simulator, so minimum gore if fail.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (n22zQ)


The pilot was kinda tense too.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:11 AM (q2o38)

356 111 That includes me (CA. teacher) and I'm sure glad to hear you'll cheer if I get ruined.
Of all the f'n targets you could choose you'll delight in MY pauperization???
Quality folks.

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (LAliD)


Fund your OWN 401(k), just like everybody else. Don't count on your Red union (which helped to pass Prop. 9 to help you hose the taxpayers, which is exactly what's happening now.
The teachers' unions pushed for all this shit despite the harm it does the taxpayers, and so teachers deserve precisely zero sympathy. If you're counting on bleeding everyone else white to pay for you, then yes, I'll be cheering when the inevitable happens.
Word to the wise: don't count on the bloated state-funded pension. It's unsustainable. Make your own arrangements; just like everyone else.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:11 AM (oKE6c)

357 so...not in Florida then...
Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 12:03 AM (UQGss)


Without a doubt.

First thought was texas of course, but it's pretty dry scrub at every property I see.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 14, 2016 12:11 AM (GEICT)

358
You know what I'm talking about. *fist bump*




*fist bump*

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:12 AM (qUNWi)

359 Powerball winner from Chino Hills. So either it's someone who is already a multimillionaire or their illegal immigrant gardener."

------

Winning ticket was sold about a mile from my house. I'm being trolled.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:12 AM (RU5ki)

360 Otto von Bismark prepared the modern economy to enable it (mutter mutter mutter)


Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (q2o3

Yeah, but part of his motivation was to co-opt and thereby undermine socialist unrest while he went about his business.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:13 AM (oKE6c)

361 I for one welcome our robot vampire overladies. Woof.

Posted by: otho at January 14, 2016 12:13 AM (EWg9n)

362 Wow! I won Powerball. Not the big one, of course, but, let's see, after Fed taxes, after state taxes, after paying off my debts, I should have... enough to buy every Moron-scribed book. And a cookie.

Just kidding. I won nothing. As always.

Big fire across the street from the "office" tonight. Noticed it when a couple of "booms" shook our building. It's a gas station/quickie mart that had the (separate building) car wash burn. Saw it before the firemen got there - roaring! Now, no more smoke, looks like they're not hosing it down anymore, but still lots of trucks and flashing lights. Exciting!

News says the manager called 911 then turned off the gas pumps and got everyone out immediately, and the fire was never near the pumps, and the tanks were underground of course, but, still... Helluva thing, those guys rushing in to a gas station on fire!

Time to pack up the tablet and head for the ol' ranchero. If I don't get back, and I probably won't, let this be my Good Night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just keeding at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (ACs58)

363 347 264 Hey cicero I'm in La Verne

------

My daughter just graduated from University of LaVerne

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (RU5ki)

364 Thanks for the suggestions, I'm disconnecting the cellphone from the comp and going to bed.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (yTjM0)

365 Winning ticket was sold about a mile from my house. I'm being trolled.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:12 AM (RU5ki)


So if we don't hear from you tomorrow we can start saying "Yeah, I knew him way back when, when he was just another Moron..."

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (UQGss)

366

Aye, I got your Powerball right here!

Posted by: The New Jersey State Lottery

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (kdS6q)

367 Thing from Snowy River, Kukulkan even made it into a Star Trek episode.

https://youtu.be/alXNEknrrHo

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (xBdr5)

368
359 Powerball winner from Chino Hills. So either it's someone who is already a multimillionaire or their illegal immigrant gardener."

------

Winning ticket was sold about a mile from my house. I'm being trolled.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:12 AM (RU5ki)

I hope it was that guy you saved in 'Nam or the one you gave a kidney or the neighborhood hottie that thinks you're the bee's knees.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 12:15 AM (MQEz6)

369 University of LaVerne.


Heh

Sorry sorry......

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:15 AM (qUNWi)

370 342 279 Yeah, those dirty scandis have good judgement. Just look at some of the
folks who have won Nobel peace prizes lately, or their immigration
policies. Yup, good judgement there. We can put money on it.

Which is why I specified in the hard sciences. Sigh.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 12:08 AM (gyKtp)

Please accept my micro apology for my micro offense. You see, here at AoSHQ scandis are considered fair game.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:15 AM (RVwhx)

371 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 13, 2016 11:58 PM (GEICT)

That would be deluxe and should go long term.

My resources won't permit that so, I'm just looking for a water access point to defend for 120 - 180 days. A place I can access by vehicle for supplies in, max 3K hump to the CP area. Then run local security ops out of and hunt and fish in stealth mode.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 14, 2016 12:15 AM (WWdgA)

372 start saying "Yeah, I knew him way back when, when he was just another Moron..

--------

You're all invited to my Caribbean island nation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (RU5ki)

373 324 That Rooskie Stewardess looks to be high-maintenance... and probably crazy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2016 11:56 PM (n22zQ)

She was definitely wearing too many clothes.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (P5mpr)

374 "Winning ticket was sold about a mile from my house. I'm being trolled."

Ouch. It would have been great for a moron to win. Hobos for life!

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (LzzEz)

375 Sorry Cicero, that just hit my funny bone.

No offense intended.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (qUNWi)

376 ISIS claims credit for attacks tonight outside the Turkish and Pakistan embassies. Allegedly gunman in a theater. Suicide vest at Starbucks.

Meanwhile Asian markets continue the stock slide

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (zOTsN)

377 334 All I have to do now is come up with a tie-in for the velociraptor types
too... any ancient human cultures out there with legends of bird-demons
who taught humans the arts of war? Hmm.


iirc the Azteks or mebbe the Incans had something like that. Or maybe the Egyptians. Hell, make something up

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (gyKtp)

378 Cicero, ouch...

Hopefully it is someone you are friends with and they are one of the carzy people who just throw money away...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:17 AM (xBdr5)

379 Sorry. All those attacks are in Jakarta. So prezzie will be all over it. Unlike San Bernardino

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:18 AM (zOTsN)

380
356 Poor retraction. So I guess ALL public employees (including combat veterans) deserve to get hosed for their failure to build retirement plans based on your prescriptions?
Just to increase your pleasure I can't draw social security even tho I contributed to it for over 20 years. You enjoy it instead I guess. Who's the mf'n parasite???
But I guess you can't see how you look. If only you were so animated about the 15 million illegals draining the coffers of this state who never contributed ANYTHING to this state.

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:18 AM (LAliD)

381 GnuBreed #351. Close, the Mayans.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:18 AM (xBdr5)

382 375 Sorry Cicero, that just hit my funny bone.

No offense intended.

--------

That's okay, the jokes have dried up since they removed "& Shirley" from the school name.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:19 AM (RU5ki)

383 It isn't necessarily the 20-year teachers that are burning the system, it is the administrators and agency management, and legislators and such.

They are also the ones that have influence and pull with the Feds to do such a thing as raid private retirement for the good of the all.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:19 AM (q2o38)

384 You're all invited to my Caribbean island nation.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Don't capture my boat!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:19 AM (FkBIv)

385 Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:16 AM (zOTsN)

If it was ISIS in Indonesia SCOAMT is going to feel betrayed. About the only thing that could actually affect him.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 12:19 AM (GDulk)

386 My resources won't permit that so, I'm just looking for a water access point to defend for 120 - 180 days. A place I can access by vehicle for supplies in, max 3K hump to the CP area. Then run local security ops out of and hunt and fish in stealth mode.

So if I need water I should just come screaming "I'm a Moron, I'm a moron!!!!!!"

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:19 AM (qUNWi)

387 Canada Mandates that Doctors MUST Kill Their Patients

Canada has decided that when it comes to Euthanasia, European countries are wussies. They are demanding that not only should children who don't have terminal diseases should be immediately euthanized upon any expression theretowards, but that nurses and doctors are required to kill their patients no matter what.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10913

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 14, 2016 12:20 AM (vBeA5)

388 Polliwogette, Indonesia already betrayed Gaylord. They tore down the statue they had erected of him.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:20 AM (xBdr5)

389 That's okay, the jokes have dried up since they removed "& Shirley" from the school name.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


How about Chickadee Laverne?

http://tinyurl.com/hj5mn3c

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:21 AM (FkBIv)

390 331

111 That includes me (CA. teacher) and I'm sure glad to hear you'll cheer if I get ruined.
Of all the f'n targets you could choose you'll delight in MY pauperization???
Quality folks.

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (LAliD)


Nah -- they're just hoping you have to move to Texas and become a sex worker.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

391 Yeah, but part of his motivation was to co-opt and thereby undermine socialist unrest while he went about his business.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:13 AM (oKE6c)


That was Mussolini's goal too. Boy, THAT went well.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:22 AM (q2o38)

392 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:20 AM (xBdr5)

Did they? Lol. That didn't take long.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 12:22 AM (GDulk)

393 @380:

Your emotions are muddling your argument. Have a cup of ________, calm yourself, and try again.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:22 AM (RVwhx)

394 388 Polliwogette, Indonesia already betrayed Gaylord. They tore down the statue they had erected of him.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 12:20 AM (xBdr5)

I thought they just relocated it from a butterfly park to a pigeon farm...

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at January 14, 2016 12:22 AM (P5mpr)

395 RE: "...labor-saving, wealth-creating, suffering-destroying, and life-enriching technologies..."

My problem is that I'm never allowed to say, "OK, so I've got enough labor-saving, wealth-creating, suffering-destroying, and life-enriching technologies." I'm never allowed to get off the train. Everything - Every... f-ing... thing! - is equated to the airplane. If I don't want some stupid new gadget, then I'm hit with "You probably would have stopped the invention of the airplane!" Or dumber yet: "You'd have us still living in caves!"

I'm not allowed to complain about technology that turns people into lazy weaklings; alters the way we think about the purpose of life; slaughters children in the womb; destroys privacy; empowers tyranny; slow-poisons us. In short, it's a religion, and to show any microscopic smidgen of disrespect is met with horror.

Posted by: RKae at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (Wt4BP)

396 3-5 small bombs by the embassies

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)

397
The retirement plan is part of the compensation package.
If youaren't capable ofunderstanding that don't thank a teacher-
Hell go after veterans' benefits it's the exact same principle

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (LAliD)

398 My daughter just graduated from University of LaVerne
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:14 AM (RU5ki)


Annnnd. . . (1 . . 2 . . 3)

Shirley you're kidding?

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (q2o38)

399 Nah -- they're just hoping you have to move to Texas and become a sex worker.
Posted by: cthulhu
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Global Warming will cause that.

Posted by: Barbara Lee (D-CA) at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (n22zQ)

400 Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:22 AM (RVwhx)

And come down from his cross? He does this routinely.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 12:24 AM (GDulk)

401 Bombs and shoot outs.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:25 AM (zOTsN)

402 Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:15 AM (RVwhx)

No apology necessary. I'm well aware of how, let's say, politicized the Nobels are in the areas of Peace, Economics, and Literature. And if they give the prize in Physics to little Achmed the fake bomb maker this year, I'll never mention the Nobels in any positive way EVER again.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 12:25 AM (gyKtp)

403 @400: You made me chuckle.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:26 AM (RVwhx)

404 Canada Mandates that Doctors MUST Kill Their Patients
Posted by: The Political Hat

There should be no waiting periods to be made dead.


At last, they did away with waiting periods.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:26 AM (FkBIv)

405 He taught me how to throw a baseball.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM

Prayers up for you and yours Sharkman.

T

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 12:26 AM (o/90i)

406 @ GruBreed: Little Achmed? Good grief, I never considered that. Now I feel ill

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:28 AM (RVwhx)

407 @357...will suggest MS or AL. Maybe Georgia? Clay in dirt would provide your tunnel, with deeper well. But there are snakes (which is why I will take my chances elsewhere). But woods, land, fishing, deer,etc are to be had in MS. Old deer camps, timber plots, etc. Usually $2-3 thousand or so an acre, depending on where you look.

In the boonies there are lots of same-minded folk. Maybe a little moron moonshine as well. You could build your compound and no one would give a hoot. Seriously.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 14, 2016 12:29 AM (7lqMl)

408 Hey everybody.

OMG... super-liberal Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere gave a rave to Michael Bay's upcoming Benghazi flick "13 Hours" today. Says it doesn't lay a glove on Hillary.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 14, 2016 12:30 AM (ntObR)

409 So


IN Jakarta. 3-5 bombs, one suicide bomber, and six gunmen in a theater, plus a shoot out with police


And only 4 dead? No way

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:30 AM (zOTsN)

410 Bombs and shoot outs.
Posted by: ThunderB


The people with the loud voices Nikki was talking about.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:30 AM (FkBIv)

411 Predatory Presbyterians

Posted by: Ralph at January 14, 2016 12:30 AM (X8p7j)

412 >>>Bad. Ass. security system.

Well, $600MM can buy a whole bunch of surplus M249Bs. Just saying.

Probably have enough left over to pay someone, let's call him DC, to service them and recruit a squad of former BAMFs to man them.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 14, 2016 12:31 AM (e+1S5)

413 334 All I have to do now is come up with a tie-in for the velociraptor types

too... any ancient human cultures out there with legends of bird-demons

who taught humans the arts of war? Hmm.


Look at the Sirrush in Babylonian myth. It shows up on the Ishtar gate along with the auroch

I have been told it is based on Seth from the Egyptian pantheon. He's the one that offed Osiris and later scattered the parts throughout the lands of the Nile and poor Isis had to go fetch them like some damned Easter egg hunt.

Seth was a Loki like character, good on your side, mostly.

Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:32 AM (q2o38)

414 Since this is a place where we share things: Sharkman, I have empathy for your position. I feel sad for you, and your dad, and also for your mother. We bring my wife's stepmother to visit one weekend every month. She's kind of demented. The last time she visited, on her way out, she grabbed me by the hair and gave my head a couple of good shakes. It didn't hurt much, it was more of a surprise, but I feel for the caregivers of those with dementia/alzheimers as well as those afflicted.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:32 AM (RVwhx)

415 At least one winner.

Oh, well......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 14, 2016 12:33 AM (WWdgA)

416 Ok now they are saying three suicide bombers and three with guns in a theater


Sounds like Paris

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:34 AM (zOTsN)

417 376 ISIS claims credit for attacks tonight outside the Turkish and Pakistan embassies. Allegedly gunman in a theater. Suicide vest at Starbucks.

Meanwhile Asian markets continue the stock slide
Posted by: ThunderB



https://youtu.be/2nHIhvx34ew

Your post needs some music.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 14, 2016 12:39 AM (NGd+i)

418 Mark Knoller @markknoller
If the Bureau of Public Debt won Powerball, it would reduce the National Debt from $18,897,682,225,587.89 to $18,896,182,225,587.89.
c/o Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt
http://bit.ly/1Zw81Op
Posted by: mindful webworker - by chance at January 13, 2016 11:36 PM

OK, I'm not a math person, but if the Bureau of Public Debt bought every possible combination and won would that reduce our debt?

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 12:39 AM (o/90i)

419
Prayer request to the Horde:



Today, my Dad, career Air Force who earned an aeronautical
engineering degree in three years and went on to be a Minuteman missile
jock among quite a few jobs he held in 22 years of service, was finally
placed in 24/7 assisted living. He's 81 and is the smartest person I
have ever met, but his Alzheimer's and Dem bentia have gotten so bad over
the last 5 years that my poor exhausted Mom, also 81, had no choice.
They've been married 58 years and tonight she's heartbroken, and
according to the staff at the facility, he's already forgotten that he's
married.



Your prayers for them and me and my Kids would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you all.



He taught me how to throw a baseball.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (QWtgr)

You have my prayers and my Empathy, Sharkman. It is excruciating to love someone who doesn't remember you and treats you like a stranger. I will pray for God's peace for your mom, you and your kids. I would pray for the patience you will need but my grandmother told me to never do that many times . She always told me that, if you pray for patience, God would give you the tribulations to teach it to you. That she remembered even when she stopped recognizing any of her children or grandchildren.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 14, 2016 12:39 AM (NPofj)

420 So if I need water I should just come screaming "I'm a Moron, I'm a moron!!!!!!"
Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:19 AM (qUNWi)


Morons in the wire!

Save the beer and the Scandi hookers!!!!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 14, 2016 12:40 AM (WWdgA)

421 356 Poor retraction. So I guess ALL public employees
(including combat veterans) deserve to get hosed for their failure to
build retirement plans based on your prescriptions?

Just to increase
your pleasure I can't draw social security even tho I contributed to it
for over 20 years. You enjoy it instead I guess. Who's the mf'n
parasite???

But I guess you can't see how you look. If only you were
so animated about the 15 million illegals draining the coffers of this
state who never contributed ANYTHING to this state.



Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:18 AM (LAliD)

It's not a retraction by any stretch of the imagination. Combat veterans did not push for a sweetheart deal (and would not draw a STATE pension for that in any case; that's a Federal matter). Neither did the wetbacks. Your bringing them up is a flawed argument. Illegal aliens are a problem, but they didn't push through a Constitutional amendment (which Prop. 98 was) to butter their own bread at everyone else's expense. We could reverse the illegal alien problem tomorrow if we had the political will to do so.
Bottom line: the teachers' unions pushed for Prop. 98 (mandating that 39+% of the ENTIRE STATE BUDGET went to K-12 education, and most of that went to staff salaries and pensions, basically saying fuck the taxpayers, we want ours. And that's why I won't cry when those who thought they'd benefit from raping the taxpayer instead get raped themselves.

And why is it you can't draw Social Security?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:40 AM (oKE6c)

422 If an illegal won the Powerball, it could be the thing that changes everything.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 12:42 AM (MQEz6)

423 That was Mussolini's goal too. Boy, THAT went well.


Posted by: Kindtot at January 14, 2016 12:22 AM (q2o3


But ... Mussolini was a socialist. Lenin held him in high regard as a theoretician, and as editor of the socialist newspaper in Italy, before he went off the reservation and decided to build socialism in one country, up and down class lines, rather than between countries, along class lines.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:43 AM (oKE6c)

424 Morons in the wire!

Save the beer and the Scandi hookers!!!!


Well...fat lot of good being a moron does me here...

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:43 AM (qUNWi)

425 Sharkman prayers for you and ok your family. You have all done so well by him. He is safe and so is your mom. You are doing everything you can for them both and that is love.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 12:44 AM (zOTsN)

426 The drawn numbers were so bizarre. I really hoped there would be multiple winners. What a disappointment.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 12:44 AM (iQIUe)

427 The retirement plan is part of the compensation package.
If youaren't capable ofunderstanding that don't thank a teacher-
Hell go after veterans' benefits it's the exact same principle

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (LAliD)

Except the retirement demanded by public sector unions (in lieu of current salary payment demands that were never going to happen in any world) and promised by politicians were unsustainable and, unlike with a private company's pensions, the people promising the money were not going the people on the hook to pay it. That was the sucker taxpayers.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 14, 2016 12:45 AM (NPofj)

428 @423: That's the main difference between national and international socialism, I think.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:46 AM (RVwhx)

429 @416...it is the moon phase, I checked for Paris. The asphalt eaters in San Bernidino could't wait like normal jihadibadiddly's.

Blow up the moon and this will end as they will go berserk not having their bat signal. The barbarians look up, think, "splody moon" and time to blow up selves or others. Their pea brains are the size of a squirrel's and inbred. May they enjoy their camels in hell.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 14, 2016 12:47 AM (7lqMl)

430 The retirement plan is part of the compensation package.
If youaren't capable ofunderstanding that don't thank a teacher-
Hell go after veterans' benefits it's the exact same principle

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:23 AM (LAliD)


You missed the point yet again. The teachers' unions agitated for the sweetheart - and unsustainable - deal they got, the one that is helping to bankrupt the state.
Contrast that with veterans. And teachers in no way shape or form are equivalent to combat veterans (except maybe in Compton), so don't even think about wrapping your situation in with theirs. Furthermore, veterans' pensions are paltry compared with California teachers. There's a reason the state's unfunded public sectory pension liability is conservatively estimated (by the LAT) to be northwards of $350 billion.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:47 AM (oKE6c)

431 But woods, land, fishing, deer,etc are to be had in MS.

Fortunately, I border the Shawnee. 25 minutes East, West or South and the sonsabitches will never find me. Some of the best deer hunting S. of Wisconsin.

Morons always welcome. Bonus deluxe accommodations to those with spare .30 Carbine ammo.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 14, 2016 12:47 AM (WWdgA)

432 Hmm, this American Thinker piece I've had open for a little while talks about a possible 30 minute cure treatment for prostate cancer, developed by Jews, now in trials. The article also discusses how Hitler encouraged the jihadi mindset and Jew hatred with the Arabs, and what Germany lost as a result. In main, timely in line with QOTD #1 --

http://tinyurl.com/jp6f9ed

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 12:48 AM (gyKtp)

433 Poway? Poway is near San Diego, nowhere near San Berdoo.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:01 AM (oKE6c)

I meant to write Pomona, but my fingers said Poway

Posted by: kbdabear at January 14, 2016 12:49 AM (GrXXa)

434 428 @423: That's the main difference between national and international socialism, I think.
Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 12:46 AM (RVwhx)



That's it exactly. Mussolini was an international socialist until his experience at the front in WWI changed his views. He saw that working class Italians identified more with upper class Italians than they did working class Austrians. International socialism (i.e., Marxian socialism) went over the side. Next stop: national socialism.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:50 AM (oKE6c)

435 Yes...I think it is time to blow up the mutherfucking Moon.

ChristyBlinky seems to agree.


It's time.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:50 AM (qUNWi)

436 Just a drive-by, before I zonk out for the night. Condolences to Sharkman for the tribulations being experienced by his father. Pity the crews on those riverine vessels could not have set scuttling charges to sink the vessels and the monkeys pawing them over.

Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:50 AM (L2co/)

437 Good chance an illegal won the Powerball.
Posted by: eman at January 13, 2016 11:37 PM

Now that might just piss off enough of the LIVS to understand illegal immigration is a problem.

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 12:52 AM (o/90i)

438 Well the problem with the pensions is the same as with Social Security. Everyone knows it is an unstable mess that will collapse in on itself, but people have also made retirement plans and decisions based on it. So if you just go yank it all away, you leave all of these people with no recourse. You have to reform it in a way that holds harmless as many people as possible.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:52 AM (uZNvH)

439 @435...ha. Probably makes more sense than welcoming refugees, no? Nuke the moon!

But I really think it is part of their signal. Also, Fridays, although, being squirrel brains, they often get confused.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 14, 2016 12:52 AM (7lqMl)

440 Except the retirement demanded by public sector
unions (in lieu of current salary payment demands that were never going
to happen in any world) and promised by politicians were unsustainable
and, unlike with a private company's pensions, the people promising the
money were not going the people on the hook to pay it. That was the
sucker taxpayers.


Posted by: redbanzai at January 14, 2016 12:45 AM (NPofj)


Yep, and it gets worse: it was rampantly corrupt. The public sector unions demanded - and got - ridiculous and unsustainable pensions from Democrat politicians, who in turn received ... campaign contributions back from said public sector unions. Totally corrupt; some might almost call it money laundering.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:53 AM (oKE6c)

441 his Alzheimer's and Dementia have gotten so bad
Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2016 11:15 PM (QWtgr)

Been there with family members and I am truly sorry for what you are going through. My prayers are with you and you're family.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 14, 2016 12:53 AM (UnJ7w)

442 And why is it you can't draw Social Security?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:40 AM (oKE6c)


Some Federal Civil Service don't either. They pay into their own system, but they don't pay FICA, as I understand it.

My neighbor retired Alaska Civil Service. His SS is like $300.00/mo.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 14, 2016 12:54 AM (WWdgA)

443 If it was ISIS in Indonesia SCOAMT is going to feel betrayed. About the only thing that could actually affect him.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


He lives in a bubble of his own ego, an ego that is full of the Leftist oikophobia and exoticism. All things bad are from the West, all things good are opposed to it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2016 12:54 AM (AJ1u5)

444 If an illegal or a refugee won the Powerball I will join the LIV's in being po'd. That should go to building the effing wall if they win. Send Sean Penn to interview and that should take care of it.

I need to nuke the moon and call it a night. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 14, 2016 12:55 AM (7lqMl)

445 I don't think anyone disagrees that the pension system is a mess and that future promises cannot all be honored. But the solution isn't just to yank it all away, screwing everyone who was counting on those pensions. Seems to me the most sensible thing to do is to try to honor those pensions for those nearest to retirement, and then gradually replace the pension with a defined-contribution-based system for younger and younger workers.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:56 AM (uZNvH)

446 Yes...I think it is time to blow up the mutherfucking Moon.

Then the tide would wait for no man.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:57 AM (FkBIv)

447 Well the problem with the pensions is the same as with Social Security. Everyone knows it is an unstable mess that will collapse in on itself, but people have also made retirement plans and decisions based on it. So if you just go yank it all away, you leave all of these people with no recourse. You have to reform it in a way that holds harmless as many people as possible.
Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:52 AM (uZNvH)



The situation I'm bitching about is a little bit different. SSI came about in 1933; Prop. 98 dates back to 1988, but many of the most egregious offenses have taken place since then. So people who are walking around now, and hoping to collect those fat pensions, are responsible for the problem.


Gray Davis threw money at the public sector unions, who in turn threw some back to him, while Democrat politicians and corrupt unions played pat-a-cake at the taxpayers' expense. (Davis was recalled because he blew the entire dot com tax windfall on the unions, and then, when the dot com bubble burst, was faced with a massive budgetary shortfall.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:57 AM (oKE6c)

448 XOXO Christy.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:57 AM (qUNWi)

449 424 Morons in the wire!

Save the beer and the Scandi hookers!!!!

Well...fat lot of good being a moron does me here...
Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:43 AM (qUNWi)


Knowing morons, Rorke's Drift stood a better chance than I would.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the Rain at January 14, 2016 12:57 AM (WWdgA)

450 Did I hear Obama say ISIS instead of ISIL?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:58 AM (FkBIv)

451 I don't think anyone disagrees that the pension system is a mess and
that future promises cannot all be honored. But the solution isn't just
to yank it all away, screwing everyone who was counting on those
pensions.



It's not me yanking them away; it'll be the state of California. I'm just prognosticating what is going to happen as sure as the sun will rise in the east tomorrow. When they can't pay active workers AND retirees, guess who CA will hose?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:59 AM (oKE6c)

452 Then the tide would wait for no man.

Tides are for sea turtles and grunions.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:59 AM (qUNWi)

453 Did I hear Obama say ISIS instead of ISIL?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


al-Sham and the levant are the same thing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2016 01:00 AM (AJ1u5)

454 It's not me yanking them away; it'll be the state of
California. I'm just prognosticating what is going to happen as sure as
the sun will rise in the east tomorrow. When they can't pay active
workers AND retirees, guess who CA will hose?


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:59 AM (oKE6c)

Well, in your own words, you "wouldn't cry" if CA did yank them all away. That's the problem. If that's the case, then what about people like Max?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:02 AM (uZNvH)

455 446 Yes...I think it is time to blow up the mutherfucking Moon.

Then the tide would wait for no man.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:57 AM (FkBIv)

You a funny man, Bert.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 01:03 AM (RVwhx)

456 If an illegal or a refugee won the Powerball I will join the LIV's in being po'd. That should go to building the effing wall if they win. Send Sean Penn to interview and that should take care of it.
I need to nuke the moon and call it a night. xoxo
Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at January 14, 2016 12:55 AM

Be well ChristyB.

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 01:04 AM (o/90i)

457 Now for a couple of months we are going to have to hear about this asshole, this Chinoean, who won the damn ticket.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 01:06 AM (iQIUe)

458 @455 it's always funny until some jokester finds out otherwise

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 01:09 AM (voOPb)

459 Well I do hope the winner is actually a citizen, certainly

Too bad it was in California, there's a state that doesn't deserve all of that tax money

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:10 AM (uZNvH)

460 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2016 01:10 AM (voOPb)

461 I gotta go, brethren and sistren; good night. Damned autocrat is trying to change my words. God (or G-d or whatever) bless you all. It's an early day for me tomorrow, that may involve logging, in which case I need a good night's rest and my wits about me.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 01:11 AM (RVwhx)

462 Well, in your own words, you "wouldn't cry" if CA
did yank them all away. That's the problem. If that's the case, then
what about people like Max?


Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:02 AM (uZNvH)

Max can look out for Max, as Jay had done for Jay, and everyone should for himself.

I don't know anything about his situation; I'm talking about the teachers' unions generally. Their leadership made a huge grab for everyone else's wallet, presumably with the acquiescence of the membership. So if they overreached, and end up getting LESS than they thought, that's their problem.

Turn it around: if they got everything they'd tried to grab, would they give any back to help the state through its fiscal calamity? Like hell they would.

Here's a vignette of CA's toxic politics. A recent initiative (Prop. 17? I've forgotten the number) raised taxes to pay for "school building construction and maintenance." Sounds good, right? Where did the money actually go? Per the LAT (no less), to the fucking teachers' unions for juicy salary raises, that's where. "They hadn't received a raise in X years."

Now the state is coming back and wants ANOTHER tax increase for ... wait for it ... school building construction and maintenance."
I'm not making this up.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:12 AM (oKE6c)

463 454
It's not me yanking them away; it'll be the state of

California. I'm just prognosticating what is going to happen as sure as

the sun will rise in the east tomorrow. When they can't pay active

workers AND retirees, guess who CA will hose?




Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:59 AM (oKE6c)
Well,
in your own words, you "wouldn't cry" if CA did yank them all away.
That's the problem. If that's the case, then what about people like Max?


Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:02 AM (uZNvH)



Defined-benefit pensions are ponzi schemes and always have been. They should be converted to defined-contribution at whatever loss necessary and made illegal.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (EzgxV)

464
Jay you're being too polite. In CA at least, the state "government" is in large respects effectively an extension of public sector unions - teachers' union in particular. The instrumentality is total control of one party.This would be - sit down - the Democratic Party of CA, of course.

Recall the tales of union lobbyists walking into state senate offices and yelling - yelling - at senators in the open, in front of their staffs, bossing them around. Third World. This is the level of degradation of what was once, apparently, an impressive country.And its leading state.

But Jay you blame the unions for what the *voters* did. Over and over, and still do. The idiotic bullet train was the voters' doing, ditto the absurd stem cell research institute. Also the propositions pushed by Arnold in his very brief stint as an actual governor (that is, their defeat was the voters' fault).

I expect the thief to smash the display case to grab the watches. I expect the mobster to beat up the small businessman when he's late on his loan repayment. I expect the embezzling employee to lie. It's kind of their role, it's their job in the scenario.

So I expect public sector unions, utterly bereft of a trace of public purpose or sense of responsibility, to cheat and steal as much as they can. To bankrupt the public as they destroy the world's best public education system.

But the voters of CA are the ones to blame.When they finally get around to repealing Prop 13,the looting and ruination of the best place in America will be complete, and all but the illegals, the rich, and the public employee master class will flee.





Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

465 It was a 1.6 million dollar winner. The people are gathered outside the 7/11 where it was sold.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (iQIUe)

466 Defined-benefit pensions are ponzi schemes and
always have been. They should be converted to defined-contribution at
whatever loss necessary and made illegal.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (EzgxV)


Absolutely right.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:15 AM (oKE6c)

467 Well the problem with the pensions is the same as
with Social Security. Everyone knows it is an unstable mess that will
collapse in on itself, but people have also made retirement plans and
decisions based on it. So if you just go yank it all away, you leave all
of these people with no recourse. You have to reform it in a way that
holds harmless as many people as possible.


Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:52 AM (uZNvH)

No you don't because by holding the public pensions harmless you are doing a great deal of harm to taxpayers who in no way agreed to those expenditures. It sucks but that is the way it is... just like it sucks that the government is promising me SS that I strongly presume is not actually going to be available to me. I have planned according to my presumptions not the government's promises.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 14, 2016 01:16 AM (NPofj)

468 Yes...I think it is time to blow up the mutherfucking Moon.



ChristyBlinky seems to agree.





It's time.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 12:50 AM (qUNWi)


Frank J concurs... http://www.imao.us/docs/NukeTheMoon.htm

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 01:16 AM (UQGss)

469 It's time The Moon.

Yes, we're looking at you.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 01:18 AM (qUNWi)

470 #459

CA doesn't tax lottery winnings. You only have to deal with the Feds.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 14, 2016 01:18 AM (IdCqF)

471 But the voters of CA are the ones to blame.When they
finally get around to repealing Prop 13,the looting and ruination of
the best place in America will be complete, and all but the illegals,
the rich, and the public employee master class will flee.



Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

I couldn't agree more, except with your characterizing me as having been polite. I wasn't; I was blunt, but this issue pisses me off.

Yeah, the voters are imbeciles. But they've been manipulated by the teachers' unions (and other public sector unions) into passing totally unsustainable policies ("it's for the children!"). So if those who thought that they were going to benefit at the expense of others end up with carrot greens hanging out of their asses - as I expect will happen - I won't shed a tear. They jammed their snouts deep into the public trough, only to get a nasty surprise. Karma, I think it's called.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:19 AM (oKE6c)

472 CA doesn't tax lottery winnings. You only have to deal with the Feds.


Posted by: Epobirs at January 14, 2016 01:18 AM (IdCqF)

An oversight, I am sure. They're probably drafting legislation to fix that oversight as we type.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:21 AM (oKE6c)

473 Sorry, Moon. It's nothing personal.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 14, 2016 01:21 AM (RVwhx)

474 #472

No need. CA's status within the national economy means the money is very likely to be spent and/or invested here, offering numerous opportunities to slice off bits as it churns.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 14, 2016 01:25 AM (IdCqF)

475 Well the problem with the pensions is the same as with Social Security. Everyone knows it is an unstable mess that will collapse in on itself, but people have also made retirement plans and decisions based on it. So if you just go yank it all away, you leave all of these people with no recourse. You have to reform it in a way that holds harmless as many people as possible.
Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 12:52 AM

There was progress made, back when the sacred 65 yo retirement was changed. I now can retire @ 66.5 at the same.

These ages can be adjusted incrementally towards life expectancy. Which is not going to cover the gap.

I like your optimism in the face of the depressing attitudes here sometimes.

Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 01:27 AM (o/90i)

476 You know, Little Tommy Jefferson had an idea about public debt. He considered it a sin, actually, the dead hand of previous generations controlling the living. He wanted public to have a term fixed to one generation. The generation who borrowed it should have to pay it back, in their lifetime.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 01:28 AM (dvuhZ)

477 The idiotic bullet train was the voters' doing, ditto the absurd stem cell research institute.


I couldn't agree more. It's as though if no one running the state - or voting - has an IQ above room temperature.


Establishing our own little NIH? Totally absurd. Who was on the committee awarding research grants? Stem cell researchers, i.e., those who were also submitting proposals for consideration. Madness.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:28 AM (oKE6c)

478 471
But the voters of CA are the ones to blame.When they

finally get around to repealing Prop 13,the looting and ruination of

the best place in America will be complete, and all but the illegals,

the rich, and the public employee master class will flee.





Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (QDnY+)
I
couldn't agree more, except with your characterizing me as having been
polite. I wasn't; I was blunt, but this issue pisses me off.

Yeah,
the voters are imbeciles. But they've been manipulated by the teachers'
unions (and other public sector unions) into passing totally
unsustainable policies ("it's for the children!"). So if those who
thought that they were going to benefit at the expense of others end up
with carrot greens hanging out of their asses - as I expect will happen -
I won't shed a tear. They jammed their snouts deep into the public
trough, only to get a nasty surprise. Karma, I think it's called.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:19 AM (oKE6c)


The problem lies fully on the concept of the general obligation bond. That trades today's money on the hypothetical ability to tax future taxpayers at whatever rate necessary to pay the bonds back. Unfortunately, those future taxpayers are going to want things like good roads, fire safety, and protection against bandits more than they'll want to pay for wet dreams of the ancient past (that likely amounted to nothing of lasting good).

One possible solution -- all bond issuance is against named collateral and non-recourse. No current legislature can put up an indefinite liability upon future taxpayers without putting up a public asset for forfeit if the future taxpayers say "no".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

479 Jimmy Carter must be positively beaming with pride after King Putt's latest Iranian embarrassment. The onus of having that albatross around his neck has been removed as well and 0's legacy as the worst president to ever hold the office has been firmly cemented into history.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks my aching ass at January 14, 2016 01:32 AM (4pjhs)

480 Don't know if you got my email, cooth, but thanks for the card. Finally got it.

Hope things are going well for you.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 01:33 AM (ahx2/)

481 Farmer thanks

the problems aren't unfixable, but they do require work

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:35 AM (uZNvH)

482 The problem lies fully on the concept of the general
obligation bond. That trades today's money on the hypothetical ability
to tax future taxpayers at whatever rate necessary to pay the bonds
back. Unfortunately, those future taxpayers are going to want things
like good roads, fire safety, and protection against bandits more than
they'll want to pay for wet dreams of the ancient past (that likely
amounted to nothing of lasting good).

One possible solution --
all bond issuance is against named collateral and non-recourse. No
current legislature can put up an indefinite liability upon future
taxpayers without putting up a public asset for forfeit if the future
taxpayers say "no".


Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)


It's a good idea, but the problem (in CA) is even more fundamental than that: it's that even money borrowed for a stated purpose, once in hand, is spent on whatever the politicians in charge want to spend it on. In short, it is a matter of lawlessness.
I don't know what legerdemain they'd use, but I have no doubt that they'd find a way ("it's not a fine, it's a tax") to avoid forfeiture of an asset pledged as collateral.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:35 AM (oKE6c)

483 Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 01:13 AM (QDnY+)


If we should ever meet, I'd be honored to buy you a drink.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:36 AM (oKE6c)

484 #308, most of the OODA loop concept is extrapolated from Boyd's work, it isn't in it.

Google up "Indirectly Mistaken Decision Cycles" by LTC Tom Kratman.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at January 14, 2016 01:37 AM (Tegl7)

485 One possible solution -- all bond issuance is against named collateral and non-recourse. No current legislature can put up an indefinite liability upon future taxpayers without putting up a public asset for forfeit if the future taxpayers say "no".
Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 01:30 AM

I have a friend that has bought bonds from the state of IL. More balls/or stupidity than me.

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 01:38 AM (o/90i)

486 Jay used the term "legerdemain" after 1 am.

You magnificent basty.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 01:41 AM (qUNWi)

487 462 I'm not making this up.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:12 AM (oKE6c)

Dave Barry, is that you?

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 01:42 AM (gyKtp)

488
Voters - "manipulated" or not - are accountable for their votes. If they're too dumb, lazy, misinformed, and irresponsible to know how to vote - and yes, most of them are - then THEY are responsible for the mess.

And doing away with general obligation bonds won't make lazy/misinformed/dumb voters any more competent. I don't think stem cell institute or bullet train were gen. obligation bonds, were they? It's the underlying, substantive idiocy of the proposition/idea that's the issue.

Very, very few technical "fixes" will actually fix public policy idiocy, whether enacted by referendum or imposed from above. Balanced budget amendments won't balance budgets, term limits do not change anything (and already exist - they're called "elections" and "terms of office").

Only idea that seems worth trying is changing the very nature of a state legislature. That is,making the positions part-time, and the legislature's sessions very short. Those changes might help a bit, but still wouldn't change CA's fundamental decline and idiocy, which are rootedin thedegraded civic culture and practical intelligence of its voters and citizens.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 01:44 AM (QDnY+)

489 well good night all
sweet dreams!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:47 AM (uZNvH)

490 480
Don't know if you got my email, cooth, but thanks for the card. Finally got it.



Hope things are going well for you.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 01:33 AM (ahx2/)
480
Don't know if you got my email, cooth, but thanks for the card. Finally got it.



Hope things are going well for you.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 01:33 AM (ahx2/)


Hello, sweetie!!! Glad to see you here.

The reason I didn't try to make the card pretty again is because I wanted you to know how the USPS was handling things, in case you needed to take action to fix it. I hope the alternation of the fiancee's handwriting and mine gave you something to chuckle about.

How are you settling in?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

491 That includes me (CA. teacher) and I'm sure glad to hear you'll cheer if I get ruined.
Of all the f'n targets you could choose you'll delight in MY pauperization???
Quality folks.

Posted by: MAx at January 14, 2016 12:06 AM (LAliD)

Nothing personal, big guy. It's just long past time for Kallyfornia (or at least its big cities) to die and shrivel away.

I won't miss it nor most of it's peeps a bit if it absorbs a nuke. Millions of others in flyover country feel the same way now. Same with New York. Hasta la vista, liberal scum.

Get out while you can. Don't say you weren't warned.

But like I said, nothing personal.

Posted by: Blano at January 14, 2016 01:53 AM (C3E0x)

492 nite all, work beckons tomorrow

but temps should be warming

thanks allgoregotrichonthisscam

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 01:58 AM (o/90i)

493 The rumor mill is churning that LIGO may have finally detected gravitational waves. That would be a nice 101st birthday present for General Relativity.

But those who love science sexually, don't start sucking your dicks yet, it's just a rumor.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 01:59 AM (dvuhZ)

494 There's no way Proposition 13 could ever be repealed. At least the part about private homes. If Prop 13 disappeared, about half the senior citizens in the state of California would be homeless within the year -- including the parents of most voters.

The vast majority of people in CA over the age of 60 are "house-poor" -- they own a home that in and of itself is valuable, but have little free cash or income.

They bought those homes back in the 1950s - 1970s, when they were cheap and affordable, and sat on them as their value skyrocketed, while the owners' earning power diminished as they aged and retired.

Because of the high property tax rates in CA, even back in '78 it was becoming seriously problematic that a house bought for, say, $30,000 in 1975 was suddenly being reassessed by the county as being now worth $180,000, and taxed based on the new valuation. So even the people who got a good deal on a house just before the prices skyrocketed still ended up being royally reamed through outrageously high property tax rates on houses with outrageously high reassessment valuations.

The crisis sparked the biggest tax rebellion since the Boston Tea Party, with the voters overwhelmingly passing a total freeze on future house re-evaluations; only a very modest rate never to exceed 2% a year at most. Furthermore, all county tax rates statewide were rolled back to 1% annually -- some counties had been starting to jack the rates up to 3% or more.

Boom -- totally changed the landscape. Now, old people, poor people, retirees and "house-poor" young couples could afford to stay in their own homes.

The effect was so powerful and long-lasting that it still is the dominant factor in California's economic psyche. Most families in CA have by now rearranged their finances to be based on living trusts, with the trust owning any real estate, so that children and heirs can be added as trustees, so the house is passed down with no change in ownership -- which would trigger a disastrous reassessment and an accompanying permanent dectupling or duodectupling (what's the word for 20x-ing?) of property tax bills in perpetuity.

Aside from deranged leftists and ignorant college-age activists, no one wants to see Prop. 13 overturned. No one wants to suddenly have to take care of and house their grandmothers and aunts.

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:00 AM (jBuUi)

495 It's a good idea, but the problem (in CA) is even
more fundamental than that: it's that even money borrowed for a stated
purpose, once in hand, is spent on whatever the politicians in charge
want to spend it on. In short, it is a matter of lawlessness.
I
don't know what legerdemain they'd use, but I have no doubt that they'd
find a way ("it's not a fine, it's a tax") to avoid forfeiture of an
asset pledged as collateral.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:35 AM (oKE6c)



In other words, New Orleans writ large.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2016 02:00 AM (UQGss)

496 Yikes.

Blano. No.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 02:00 AM (qUNWi)

497 thanks allgoregotrichonthisscam

wut?

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 02:02 AM (qUNWi)

498 Too bad it was in California, there's a state that doesn't deserve all of that tax money


Posted by: chemjeff at January 14, 2016 01:10 AM (uZNvH)

I read tonight that for some reason I don't recall Kallyfornia Powerball winners are exempt from state and local taxes. Didn't bother reading why though.

Posted by: Blano at January 14, 2016 02:04 AM (C3E0x)

499 oh al gore got rich on this scam.

Ok I get it.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 02:04 AM (qUNWi)

500 Austrian economics correctly predicts that assets valued against non-sustainable debt will inevitably result in either (a) the assets being marked down to the debt; or (b) the debt marked down to the assets. Trying to say otherwise is like declaring that water will flow upstream -- it may be a pleasant conceit, but such a declaration has little practical value.



When you consider that virtually all of government is "malinvestment" writ large, you are left with either (a) nearly all government pensions and other assets of the public will be written off to the point where actual cash flows can support them; or (b) the debt supporting this spending edifice will be repudiated -- either honestly, or by debasing the currency in which it is stated.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

501 I'm pretty settled for the time being, cooth.

Got my school to keep me busy, and a kitten that actually enjoys my company.

Her name is Shadow, but I call her Aka, which is Hawaiian for "shadow".

My daughter was wise in naming her that, because she is always underfoot.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 02:06 AM (ahx2/)

502 The crazy thing?

I have a relative who lives in Chino Hills.

And he's the kind of guy who plays the Lotto.

Could it be him? Maybe. Just maybe.

Funny thing is, this relative (who is quite distant to me, blood-ling-wise) came sniffing around looking for cash about 5 years ago, and pestered me for two or three years.

I hope he is the winner, just to get him off my back.

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:06 AM (jBuUi)

503 blood-ling-wise = blood-line-wise

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:07 AM (jBuUi)

504 The handwriting of you two did make me smile, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 02:07 AM (ahx2/)

505 There are three winners so far -- one in Chino Hills CA, in in Florida, and one in some other state I forget.

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:08 AM (jBuUi)

506 Tennessee is the third state.

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:09 AM (jBuUi)

507 Aside from deranged leftists and ignorant college-age activists, no one wants to see Prop. 13 overturned. No one wants to suddenly have to take care of and house their grandmothers and aunts.
Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:00 AM

It's nice to see there's a state more insane than IL. Well, maybe not really that ideal!
Be well all, I'm done after a long day.
T

Posted by: Farmer at January 14, 2016 02:11 AM (o/90i)

508 Lefties love the lottery like they love choo-choo trains, don't they?

It's regressive wealth redistribution. Millions of stupid and poor people chip in a pot to make a few rich, with the state taking a large share of that pot.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 14, 2016 02:12 AM (dvuhZ)

509
zombie, I didn't predict the imminent repeal of Prop 13, and I lived through its inception and know the deal with it.

And prior to the last few years, I'd have of course agreed that such a thing was "unthinkable".

Well. Since literally unthinkable and unbelievable stuff happens on a daily basis now - in fact it's routine - Ijust don't rule anything out.

Forget repeal. How about cooking the frog slowly. Gradually sunset all the family transfer stuff you mentioned. Change the allowed re-assessment max, raise it s-l-o-w-l-y. Add to the trip wires that trigger re-assessment. Etc.

As you well know CA voters already suffer significant economic damage inflicted by themselves at the ballot box (mostly based on "environmental" nonsense), or meekly, like good East Germans, accepted when Sacto imposes it (again absurd unscientific "environmental" crap, plus facilitating an ever greater influx of illegals, leading to myriad fiscal, public health, education budget/quality, and public safety disasters).

And the likely millions of CA residents whose health "insurance" situation has been destroyed in the last two years - who knows or cares? What do those people do? (go without, for the first time in their lives, or try to stay lucky til Medicare kicks in) Point is, there are many examples of idiotic destructive policy changes that, unlike in previous eras, actually take place and are not effectively resisted.

Inertia is the greatest force in nature, and that protects Prop 13, for now. But all previously existingspeed-bumps or guard-rails in American society - whether in the electorate or the institutions - can no longer reasonably be assumed to exist.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 02:14 AM (QDnY+)

510 Jimmy Carter must be positively beaming with pride after King Putt's latest Iranian embarrassment. The onus of having that albatross around his neck has been removed as well and 0's legacy as the worst president to ever hold the office has been firmly cemented into history.
Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks my aching ass at January 14, 2016 01:32 AM (4pjhs)

---
No. For most of the 444 days, televised news shows kept a grim "Day number ###" countdown.
So while Obama and thenation at largeshould be embarassed about the Navy troops being captured, it only was for a day.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 14, 2016 02:20 AM (KlVdw)

511 504
The handwriting of you two did make me smile, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 02:07 AM (ahx2/)


I'll let her know.


Sometimes, being silly is all you can do....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 02:20 AM (EzgxV)

512 Paging Charles Darwin. WIll Charles Darwin please come to the white courtesy telephone? :

http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2016/01/13/ oregon-folk-singer-plans-to-soften-isis-with-his-sweet-music/


Oregon folk singer plans to soften ISIS with his sweet music


While prolonged listening to folk music might make some people turn violent, an Oregon musician is hoping his concert of peace will transform the hearts of an entire terrorist organization. The extremely optimistic folk singer is planning a concert in Syria in the hopes that ISIS will hear his music and become pacifists/fans.

Musician James Twyman will gather religious leaders from a variety of faiths together for his peace concert, which will be held on Jan. 31 in an ISIS-controlled territory just over the border from Israel.

"It’s going to be pretty powerful," Twyman told Fox News. “When people come
together and focus on something in a positive way ... there’s scientific evidence that it can change things for the better.”

That's OK, the gene pool was getting kinda crowded anyway.

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2016 02:28 AM (jBuUi)

513
"in an ISIS-controlled territory just over the border from Israel."

Golan area? Only thing that matches that description is near the Golan.

For some reason, even though it's not a good match, this genius' planned concert reminded me of the classic Animal House scene with Belushi and the dopey ballad singer on the stairs at the frat party.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 02:33 AM (QDnY+)

514 And yet Islamophobia is a bugaboo of the Western Left on par with homophobia.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (2TUVm)


'islamophobia'? Puh-leeze. More like islamofauxbia.

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 02:41 AM (Ix+HS)

515
BREAKING:

APPARENT TERRORIST ATTACK IN JAKARTA, INDONESIA. ONE REPORTED DEATH.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 02:41 AM (zLP1L)

516 can you tell OE from Aftermarket?

https://t.co/tr9KwC0iCa

Posted by: bill-o at January 14, 2016 02:42 AM (AWwDY)

517 514 And yet Islamophobia is a bugaboo of the Western Left on par with homophobia.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 13, 2016 11:09 PM (2TUVm)

'islamophobia'? Puh-leeze. More like islamofauxbia.
Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 02:41 AM (Ix+HS)


If the definition of phobia is an irrational fear of something, well then what's the word for a rational fear of something.

My fear and loathing of Islam is certainly that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 02:44 AM (zLP1L)

518 500 or as Insty is oft reminding us: That which cannot continue won't.

Posted by: bill-o at January 14, 2016 02:45 AM (AWwDY)

519 501 I'm pretty settled for the time being, cooth.

Got my school to keep me busy, and a kitten that actually enjoys my company.

Her name is Shadow, but I call her Aka, which is Hawaiian for "shadow".

My daughter was wise in naming her that, because she is always underfoot.
Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 02:06 AM (ahx2/)



New kitty! Yay! Hard to believe my babies are turning 10 this year. And one of them has the very scary habit of lying on my chair in the dark. I've nearly sat on her twice, scaring the crap out of both of us.

But they are the best. Enjoy!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 02:47 AM (zLP1L)

520 Kittawww...

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 02:50 AM (qUNWi)

521 Hey JJ, haven't seen you write much over on the cutjibnewsletter anymore.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 14, 2016 02:50 AM (KlVdw)

522 Having done a modest amount of phone support in the past, I was favorably impressed by the communication between the pilot and flight attendant. Pilot seemed to know cockpit dead to rights and the only major screwup by the flight attendant was typing what he said not the letter designated.

Best NATO phonetics I ever heard was a real Alabaman talking to a German. They really tried. Damn near split my side since they thought volume would make it clearer.

Would like to teach Ms Hammer and Sickle the phonetic system. It would be a pleasant diversion. Easy to check the crazy that way.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 14, 2016 03:00 AM (N8io/)

523 Thanks JJ,

The kitteh is almost six months old, and she is a smart one.

She also has the annoying habit of sitting on my keyboard while I'm trying to type.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2016 03:03 AM (ahx2/)

524
She also has the annoying habit of sitting on my keyboard while I'm trying to type.


That's what they do.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 03:08 AM (qUNWi)

525 522
Having done a modest amount of phone support in the past, I was
favorably impressed by the communication between the pilot and flight
attendant. Pilot seemed to know cockpit dead to rights and the only
major screwup by the flight attendant was typing what he said not the
letter designated.



Best NATO phonetics I ever heard was a real Alabaman talking to a
German. They really tried. Damn near split my side since they thought
volume would make it clearer.



Would like to teach Ms Hammer and Sickle the phonetic system. It
would be a pleasant diversion. Easy to check the crazy that way.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 14, 2016 03:00 AM (N8io/)



I thought it looked very staged. The controller kept saying things like, "on the main screen, do this", when there was nothing to indicate which large screen was the main screen. There was an indication to turn a knob to 10000 then pull it out, then another indication to turn it to 3000 and pull it out......but nothing to say it had ever been pushed-in. The "stewardess" had an unusual level of knowledge about which controls were where.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

526 Okay, they cheated. Still think the phonetic learning would do her good.
Maybe she got some learning on those long transcontinental flights.

Ooh, what's this?
It's a sidestick. Hey, have you ever seen a throttle firewalled?

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 14, 2016 03:18 AM (N8io/)

527 I thought she was pretty hot.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 03:20 AM (qUNWi)

528 If the definition of phobia is an irrational fear of something, well then what's the word for a rational fear of something.

My fear and loathing of Islam is certainly that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 02:44 AM (zLP1L)


I don't fear pisslam, but I do most certainly loathe it and the assholes who put target sites on their foreheads by constantly bumping their heads on the floor.

I like the term 'islamofauxbia' as the irrational fear of pisslam is made up, fake 'victimhood'. There is an actual basis for despising muzzies and their proggie apologists. It's called reality.

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 03:35 AM (Ix+HS)

529 Night all.

Here is "Hot Rails to Hell" by Blue Öyster Cult:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-W6k_jpcuk

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 14, 2016 03:38 AM (vBeA5)

530 Night all.

Here is "Hot Rails to Hell" by Blue Öyster Cult:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-W6k_jpcuk

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 14, 2016 03:39 AM (vBeA5)

531 A dedication going out to Ira --



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEKRl-aWjfE

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

532 You know we're totally screwed unless someone gets elected president who takes this Muzzy crap seriously.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2016 04:27 AM (hk3Fb)

533 suckas! Muahaha!

Posted by: breaking bad Barry at January 14, 2016 04:38 AM (qUOAx)

534 532
You know we're totally screwed unless someone gets elected president who takes this Muzzy crap seriously.

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2016 04:27 AM (hk3Fb)


Exactly. Daesh, or IS, or whatever you want to call them, must be destroyed. Letting them sit there and fester is going to result in more attacks on innocent Americans, particularly since they've now got the ability to print Syrian passports that let their fighters pose as refugees.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 04:43 AM (J+mig)

535 As a 1971 high school graduate, our school and others in the Richmond, VA area had a sportsmanship code. We kept quiet for opponents' free throws. There was no punishment other than the shame of making your school look bad.

This was just before Maryland began the college practice of singing "Nananana, nananana, hey, hey, goodbye" when a game was out of reach, but college games were different even before that.

Posted by: Adjoran at January 14, 2016 04:55 AM (QIQ6j)

536 As a 1971 high school graduate, our school and others in the Richmond, VA area had a sportsmanship code. We kept quiet for opponents' free throws. There was no punishment other than the shame of making your school look bad.

Posted by: Adjoran at January 14, 2016 04:55 AM (QIQ6j)


I was about 10 years after you and at my high school (and just in general) there were still valued notions of good sportsmanship. That only meant that you didn't try to win by some method other than just outplaying your opponent. Yelling insults at the opposing team and fans was fine, so long as it was distinct from the play and had no effect on it.

I was always appalled at how basketball games were - among the colleges and the pros, were the fans would try to distract the opposing team, during play - waving stupid banners and things behind the net to throw them off. I always found all that to be very boorish behavior.

Nowadays, that sort of behavior seems to have infested most sports - and the rest of society, as well. There is no sense of good sportsmanship left. Lefties only want to bring that notion (their perverted concept of it, at least) up when it has no place - like in war, where it's not a game.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 05:11 AM (zc3Db)

537 #494

That was exactly the situation my freshly widowed mother with three minor sons still at home was facing in 1978. Sure, we could sell the place for a bundle but we'd have to leave the state to get anything comparable to replace it. The state knew exactly what was happening and why but somehow didn't think it was going to be a problem if a massive portion of its middle-class were effectively evicted and made to take their assets to another state. They actually had to put up a ballot measure to save the state from its own leaders.

Yet now we have Jerry Brown again. So while the repeal of 13 would shock me, it wouldn't really surprise me.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 14, 2016 05:19 AM (IdCqF)

538 *kicks the thread*

Hey, wake up!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 05:29 AM (1xUj/)

539 Mornin' everyone!

*checks lottery ticket*

(((le sadz)))

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 14, 2016 05:38 AM (jR7Wy)

540 So the cure for too much Weltschmerz and ennui is to import enough Muslims to rape and behead you? Why didn't I think of that? Sounds like a plan.

Posted by: Ingmar Bergman at January 14, 2016 05:40 AM (qUOAx)

541 Mornin'.

Foot of snow here in Niagara County, NY.

Trying to decide if I should ask the boss if I can work from home today.

But it doesn't look too bad out there. Plow guys did a good job, and I have 4WD. Hmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 14, 2016 05:40 AM (HMt16)

542 Hmmm. "My" powerball ticket was bought in NC, so not the winner.

*looks under couch cushions for change*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 05:43 AM (1xUj/)

543 >>> Hey, wake up!

Eh?

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 05:46 AM (AfsKp)

544 Foot of snow here in Niagara County, NY.

Is that Buffalo?

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 05:46 AM (qUNWi)

545 Is that Buffalo?


Buffalo is Erie County, about half an hour south from me.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 14, 2016 05:47 AM (HMt16)

546 541
Mornin'.



Foot of snow here in Niagara County, NY.



Trying to decide if I should ask the boss if I can work from home today.



But it doesn't look too bad out there. Plow guys did a good job, and I have 4WD. Hmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 14, 2016 05:40 AM (HMt16)


Are you by Niagara Falls?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 14, 2016 05:47 AM (EzgxV)

547 "Islamaphobia-phobia" is the phrase Greg Gutfeld was using. He played a clip of the mayor with his head in the sand, regarding the badly done carjacking in the news.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 14, 2016 05:48 AM (VdICR)

548 New neighbor has a man-bun.

Stupidest thing ever. Makes mullets look reasonable. And I now know that man-buns trigger me to want to throat-punch.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 14, 2016 05:49 AM (HMt16)

549 Man buns make skinny jeans looks butch.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 05:50 AM (qUNWi)

550 Are you by Niagara Falls?

I'm near Amherst. But on the Niagara County side (Amherst sort of straddles the 2 counties.)

About 40 mins east of NF.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 14, 2016 05:51 AM (HMt16)

551 Draw results for California say that the Chino ticket won "only" $333,000,000. There must be four other winners out there.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2016 05:52 AM (yddCj)

552 You know what's great about Niagara County?

It's not Buffalo.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 05:52 AM (qUNWi)

553 1/3 of a billion sucks.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 05:53 AM (qUNWi)

554 Nope, two others. A winner in Tennessee and one in Florida.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2016 05:54 AM (yddCj)

555 548
New neighbor has a man-bun.



Stupidest thing ever. Makes mullets look reasonable. And I now know that man-buns trigger me to want to throat-punch.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 14, 2016 05:49 AM (HMt16)


If he's a Lefty, punk him. Call it cultural appropriation and say no topknot, can't do it unless you're Japanese, wearing a kimono, and carrying swords. See how fast he breaks down at being a transgressor instead of an enlightened savior of the universe. (Ever since they invented this microaggressions and appropriation thing, it's like they added a little button to themselves that says "Push to see stupid.")

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 14, 2016 05:54 AM (J+mig)

556 A guy at work has one. He also has a prominent Roman nose, full beard tapered to a point, a he is tall and muscular, a shadow of the Kallisari(?) from Game of Thrones. It works on him.

Anyone else, forget it.

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 05:56 AM (AfsKp)

557 Hey, wake up!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 05:29 AM (1xUj/)


Just who in the hell made you Achmed the Alarm Clock Boy?

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 05:57 AM (Ix+HS)

558 When you take over your housewarming gift, clip on 4-5 manbuns at random points across your head. Put one on your pocket, like a carnation. That will shame him.

Posted by: A bun dance on the table at January 14, 2016 05:57 AM (qUOAx)

559 When you take over your housewarming gift...



You know how I know your gay?

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 06:01 AM (qUNWi)

560 Just who in the hell made you Achmed the Alarm Clock Boy?


I INVENTED TIME!


H8r.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 06:04 AM (1xUj/)

561 H8r.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 06:04 AM (1xUj/)


Why yes, yes I am.

Proud member of H8rs Local 666.

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 06:08 AM (Ix+HS)

562 >>> You know how I know your gay?

He's wearing Crocs?

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:08 AM (AfsKp)

563 You know how I know your gay?

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 06:01 AM (qUNWi)


The dozen red roses stuck up his ass? "Read the card! Read the card!"

(Old gay joke from the ribald days of yesteryear when no sacred cows were spared and Twatter didn't exist.)

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 06:13 AM (Ix+HS)

564 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 06:16 AM (ptqRm)

565 In an announcement which surprises no-one, I did not win the Powerball last night.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 06:16 AM (ptqRm)

566 In an announcement which surprises no-one, I did not win the Powerball last night.

Aye...there's the rub.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 06:17 AM (qUNWi)

567 521 Hey JJ, haven't seen you write much over on the cutjibnewsletter anymore.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 14, 2016 02:50 AM (KlVdw)


Hey Darth.

Appreciate your noticing that. First, a temporary one week gig in late July has kept me employed ever since and truth be told, I think I kind of got a bit burned out.

I'm definitely going to try to get back in the saddle and write at least one or two decent sized posts per week. Actually, work is starting to slow down so that will give me some time to compose something. Truth be told, the steady paycheck was/is rather nice.

Cheers, bro.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 06:18 AM (zLP1L)

568 A fool and his balls are soon parted.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2016 06:21 AM (qUOAx)

569 551 Draw results for California say that the Chino ticket won "only" $333,000,000. There must be four other winners out there.
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2016 05:52 AM (yddCj)



When I lived in LA, my friend always insisted on driving to some dusty gas station way out in Victorville to buy his lottery tickets. Evidently, it has sold an inordinate number of grand prize winning tickets through the years.

Chino. Hmm. What kind of good juju is out there? Whatever it is, it sure as hell stops at the Nevada border.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 06:22 AM (zLP1L)

570 include up to $120 million in state grants and other programs and up to $25 million in property tax relief from Boston.

Near the bottom of the article, natch.

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:22 AM (AfsKp)

571 Lamour? Is that a tranny? No way that's her real name. I like the flower, though. I may try that out.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2016 06:24 AM (qUOAx)

572
Constance Frances Marie Ockelman and Marion Levy.

Or Veronica Lake and Paulette Goddard. I'd love to go back in time and get next to those two.

Never a big Dorothy Lamour fan.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 06:25 AM (zLP1L)

573 Seriously, what fucking planet do GOP pukes like Haley, Ryan and the other chuckle heads and "happy warriors" of team stupid that they presume to tell us we shouldn't be angry.

This country is being ripped away from us and these useless cunts don't give a fuck.

As Trump said very succinctly, we are being led by very stupid people.

We should be angry.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 14, 2016 06:26 AM (uWjKl)

574 >>> Hey JJ, haven't seen you write much over on the cutjibnewsletter anymore.

You have a newsletter? Dude!!

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:26 AM (AfsKp)

575 574 You have a newsletter? Dude!!
Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:26 AM (AfsKp)


Link in nic. Some excellent cobloggers there so give it some traffic and spread the word. I guess I need to get back in the saddle and write something!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 06:28 AM (zLP1L)

576
Evidently King Abdullah of Jordan was given the Bibi treatment by SCOAMF.

Also, when he was asked about Trump, he said it wasn't right for a foreign leader to comment about an American election.

I think he's in for Trump!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 06:29 AM (zLP1L)

577 I gave it a couple clicks, made a mental bookmark.

I recently returned to my photo blog, link in nick. New Year's resolution and all.

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:31 AM (AfsKp)

578 577 I gave it a couple clicks, made a mental bookmark.

I recently returned to my photo blog, link in nick. New Year's resolution and all.
Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:31 AM (AfsKp)

Your link isn't working for me? Check it again.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2016 06:32 AM (zLP1L)

579 Forgot the leading 'http'

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2016 06:40 AM (AfsKp)

580 Le NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 06:42 AM (ptqRm)

581 Got my first lotto tickets in years ... matched 2 numbers ... out of 5 tickets. Was surprised the are $2 now and numbers like 69. sheesh ... 40 numbers was bad enough odds. Truly just a tax on the poor.

The Trump coup of the GOP is almost complete. They want THEIR party back. Just who do the voters think they ARE? You were given plenty of GOPe choices, and now you must be scolded repeatedly for not being graciously thankful for all the GOPe has done for you, you ignorant sluts.

OK ... second cup ... good morning horde. Europe markets looking down again.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 14, 2016 06:46 AM (5Gpe2)

582 when he was asked about Trump, he said it wasn't right for a foreign leader to comment about an American election.

Say what? I do it all the time!

Posted by: Baraka Hussein at January 14, 2016 06:48 AM (Z58Xa)

583 Evenin' horde. Any minds changed after tonight?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 12:33 AM (hlMPp)

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