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Walter Launt Palmer, "Winter Sunset" (n.d.)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:42 AM




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1 Very nice!

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 09:44 AM (8ikIW)

2 Ah, much better.

Posted by: HH at January 14, 2016 09:45 AM (DrCtv)

3 NR shilling for Paul Ryan.

Must be Thursday.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 09:45 AM (MQEz6)

4 Aka "the view out the window" for many of us this morning.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 14, 2016 09:46 AM (ry4ab)

5 Brrr!

Posted by: ALH at January 14, 2016 09:46 AM (JrKKc)

6 I definitely miss fall and Indian Summer. I miss snow at Christmas time. But you have to be nuts to live with it in January. Brrrr!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 09:46 AM (iQIUe)

7 Frost!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 09:47 AM (NeFrd)

8 Really sad to hear about Alan Rickman

Posted by: Splunge at January 14, 2016 09:47 AM (iMxBJ)

9 One of the attractions of Alan Rickman was his deadpan delivery of some seriously funny lines.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 09:47 AM (iQIUe)

10 That slight bump in the snow on the upper right?

Waldo.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 14, 2016 09:47 AM (rJUlF)

11 Rickman, Bowie...who will be the third?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (kpqmD)

12 Seems to be a lot of blood on that snow. No indication of what animal did the killing or what was killed. Must be a book cover on a mystery novel.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (0nb4F)

13 Well... it's not dark!

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmart at January 14, 2016 09:49 AM (XtR0g)

14 One of the attractions of Alan Rickman was his deadpan delivery of some seriously funny lines.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

From Robin Hood when he says IIRC;

To a maid..You, come to my chambers tonite at 9
To the next maid...You, come at 10, bring a friend.

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (8ikIW)

15 Image courtesy of the North Dakota Tourist Bureau.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (LUgeY)

16 No goose this time.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (MQEz6)

17 Aka "the view out the window" for many of us this morning.


*****

Well, except for that "sunset" part, eh?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (NeFrd)

18 Lovely colors. Thanks RD.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (RD7QR)

19 12 Seems to be a lot of blood on that snow. No indication of what animal did the killing or what was killed. Must be a book cover on a mystery novel.
Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (0nb4F)

Simo Hayha. Bunch of Red Army soldiers made the mistake of thinking they'd figured out his position.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (kpqmD)

20 Ever had a movie review willowed? gawdam

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 14, 2016 09:51 AM (xuouz)

21 I love this one! It's gorgeous.

I wish we could get some snow already...

Posted by: Lea at January 14, 2016 09:51 AM (lIU4e)

22 Scene 22 from The Revenant! Where is the white indian?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 14, 2016 09:51 AM (U6f54)

23 This will be the view I'll see on Sunday. We'll have a high of 0F

Global warming, you're our only hope!!!

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 09:52 AM (8ikIW)

24 Bruce, agreed. Also, who could do funny contempt as well as him?

"I must have missed 60 Minutes. What are you saying?"

Posted by: Splunge at January 14, 2016 09:52 AM (iMxBJ)

25 I like the painting.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 09:52 AM (cbfNE)

26 At least this painter didn't need glasses, but damn I hate snow.

Unless it's on a hooker's ass, of course.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2016 09:53 AM (gyKtp)

27 22 Scene 22 from The Revenant! Where is the white indian?
Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 14, 2016 09:51 AM (U6f54)

Loved the movie, but I like a slow pace. Tom Hardy wasn't good but he wasn't a problem. The central role of the natural world was very magical realism. I love Inaritu.

Is there a name for the linear, flowing, non-narrative style of photography he used? Or other notable movies made that way?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 14, 2016 09:53 AM (xuouz)

28 Brrr! Look at my nipples!

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 09:54 AM (2oWD2)

29
"I must have missed 60 Minutes. What are you saying?"

Posted by: Splunge

He would have made a great recurring Bond villain.

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 09:54 AM (8ikIW)

30 8 Really sad to hear about Alan Rickman
Posted by: Splunge at January 14, 2016 09:47 AM (iMxBJ)

Me too.
I had no idea he was sick.
I am gonna put up a tribute post to him on my blog.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 09:54 AM (cbfNE)

31 Simo Hayha

Ya but, see, there's no tracks, no drag trails. No bodies. That snow would be all torn up with body retrieval, and the wounded crawling into cover.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 09:55 AM (0nb4F)

32 13 Well... it's not dark!

And it doesn't hurt your eyes to look at it.

We've got an upward trend forming here.

Posted by: jwest at January 14, 2016 09:55 AM (Zs4uk)

33 very nice piece, we had a pinkish sunset like that a couple nights ago here in central OH

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 14, 2016 09:57 AM (7RXcs)

34 We've got an upward trend forming here.

Posted by: jwest

Ha! Tomorrow, a black bear in a cave at midnight thinking rapey thoughts.

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 09:57 AM (8ikIW)

35 Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 09:54 AM (2oWD2)

Rules!


Pics! (I think)

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 14, 2016 09:58 AM (ulSa1)

36

King James Bible

He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.


This has been your morning devotional, brought to you by Wheaties, breakfast of champions.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 09:59 AM (fbovC)

37 that's pretty

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at January 14, 2016 09:59 AM (0O7c5)

38 That's a lot of cocaine.


What?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 09:59 AM (659DL)

39 Note to self: put 13 Hours on this month's to-do list. Brag about it online afterwards and eat popcorn while progtard heads explode.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 14, 2016 10:00 AM (ry4ab)

40 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:01 AM (659DL)

41 I see how Trump Thursday is gonna be. No Nood notices.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:01 AM (aNSOb)

42
To a maid..You, come to my chambers tonite at 9
To the next maid...You, come at 10, bring a friend.

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 09:50 AM (8ikIW)
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Good times

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (MbrzC)

43 11
Rickman, Bowie...who will be the third?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (kpqmD)
Doesn't Rickman complete the trifecta with Lemmy and Bowie being the first two?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (AJeMv)

44 In news today, it was noted that Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens had not been nominated for Best Picture. Disney executives said they wished all the nominees the best, and that they would be watching the Academy Awards from atop the mountain of money piled up at Disney Studios.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (ry4ab)

45 WOOOOOO, Atlantic hurricane in January.

The first since 1938.

1938 was a bitch of a year for global warming.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (659DL)

46 This is pure snow! It's everywhere! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?

Posted by: Charles De Mar at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (F26eZ)

47 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

Move it along a little faster?

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (2oWD2)

48 @votermom- I replied to your question over on goodreads.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:03 AM (NeFrd)

49 Rickman, Bowie...who will be the third?



Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (kpqmD)
Doesn't Rickman complete the trifecta with Lemmy and Bowie being the first two?


Posted by: Dead Parrot Society

I hope so.

Posted by: Dick Van Dyke at January 14, 2016 10:03 AM (2oWD2)

50 Note to self: put 13 Hours on this month's to-do
list. Brag about it online afterwards and eat popcorn while progtard
heads explode.


Posted by: exdem13 at January 14, 2016 10:00 AM (ry4ab)

Good point, I think I will corral daughter and go because this, like Lone Survivor and American Sniper, are movies that need to be seen. I just hope my BP can stand it,

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 14, 2016 10:04 AM (ulSa1)

51 40
If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?
-----------
It is difficult to say right now, since Obummer has already used a lot of the ideas.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 14, 2016 10:04 AM (ry4ab)

52 Alternative title: The Moment Before Simo Hayha Popped Out of the Snow.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at January 14, 2016 10:04 AM (k8tEg)

53 40 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:01 AM (659DL)

More pestilence!!!!!!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 14, 2016 10:04 AM (xuouz)

54 Ha, ha! National Review logo heading WaPo link in the sidebar. It's funny because it's true.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 14, 2016 10:05 AM (DLIIY)

55 They'll have to re-name that Atlantic disturbance, something not-hurricane.
It's not "Meteorological Hurricane Season."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 10:05 AM (xq1UY)

56 Rickman, Bowie...who will be the third?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (kpqmD)
Doesn't Rickman complete the trifecta with Lemmy and Bowie being the first two?
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society


Depends on how/who you want to include.
Two musicians and one actor?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:07 AM (aNSOb)

57 Breaking news!!!
Lund boats has taken the USS Lincoln!!!

Sweet golden cat poop of stinky doom, what happened to my navy?
Next thing you know they may even lose to army

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 14, 2016 10:07 AM (MejEz)

58 They'll have to re-name that Atlantic disturbance, something not-hurricane.
It's not "Meteorological Hurricane Season."


Posted by: Stringer Davis

Himicane!

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 10:07 AM (2oWD2)

59 43 11
Rickman, Bowie...who will be the third?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM (kpqmD)
Doesn't Rickman complete the trifecta with Lemmy and Bowie being the first two?
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (AJeMv)

I think you are correct. They all died within a less than three-week period too. That does hit the trifecta of celebrity deaths.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:07 AM (kpqmD)

60 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:01 AM (659DL)

More pestilence!!!!!!



Moar frogs and boils.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:07 AM (aNSOb)

61 I thought rule of three's was simply celebrities. That's the way the death pools usually work.

And Lemmy, Bowie, and Rickman were all very big celebrities.

Posted by: Charles De Mar at January 14, 2016 10:08 AM (F26eZ)

62 43 Doesn't Rickman complete the trifecta with Lemmy and Bowie being the first two?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (AJeMv)


Whew. Dodged a bullet, there.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at January 14, 2016 10:08 AM (jV8Mq)

63 40 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:01 AM (659DL)
>>>

Ship Iran some already assembled working Nukes for them to use. If you wait for them to get it right it will take too long.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 14, 2016 10:08 AM (XtAzU)

64 Good morning Horde!

I bring good news.

Many of you have asked about getting AtC and I's podcast via iTunes. Pixy was actually the one to figure out how to do so.

https://twitter.com/PixyMisa/status/687458346421497856

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 14, 2016 10:08 AM (gW5Vg)

65 /damned sock

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:09 AM (F26eZ)

66 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:09 AM (yeZ4s)

67 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.


If you fire a dead cat from a rail gun, it will bounce.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (659DL)

68 The released Gitmo scum being sent to Qatar are all Yemeni and will return there and probably fast????

And they are all the worst of the worst

So this asshole in the White House will empty Gitmo no matter what

And we are giving weapons to Qatar?

My Fuckin G-D

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (gf8BH)

69 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.>>>

Ethanol shortage?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (XtAzU)

70 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:09 AM (yeZ4s)

You got ripped off...going down everywhere I see

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:11 AM (gf8BH)

71 Just got done chatting with a rep from LL Bean. None of their flannel shirts are manufactured in the USA. Now, I'm no purist, and I know companies have to do what they must to turn a buck, but LL Bean flannel shirts? What a shame.

Posted by: General Zod at January 14, 2016 10:11 AM (Bdeb0)

72 I really liked Rickman, too. But his hatred of Israel and chosing to be a pali tool, bugs the shite out of me.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 10:11 AM (iQIUe)

73 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?


Megiddo!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 10:11 AM (xq1UY)

74 Is it just me or is that the EPA's handiwork that looks like gasoline puddling there in the middle of all that pure Colombian coc....er..um..snow?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 14, 2016 10:11 AM (AJeMv)

75 I thought Middle East apocalypse was sort of baked in the cake?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:12 AM (F26eZ)

76 Doesn't Rickman complete the trifecta with Lemmy and Bowie being the first two?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 14, 2016 10:02 AM (AJeMv)




As someone noted elsewhere, if you're a Brit entertainer, you really need to be getting a cancer screening right about now.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 14, 2016 10:13 AM (GUBah)

77 ? Huh? No bunny tracks in the snow?

Ahhh! Nuclear Winter!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 14, 2016 10:13 AM (TpR7w)

78 And we are giving weapons to Qatar?

My Fuckin G-D

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (gf8BH)


Yeah, but compared to green-lighting Iran's nuclear weapons program, this is pretty small potatoes.

Or, perhaps, adding insult to injury.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:13 AM (N8xMd)

79 They replaced the wooden steps out the back door of my apt. But the first step is a bigger drop and it is narrower. Thought I was going to fall the first time I used it. Hope I learn to adapt! Then again, falling and breaking my neck and shuffling off this mortal coil doesnt look so bad.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

80 66 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:09 AM (yeZ4s)
---
Gouge all people stopping by for powerball tickets?

I didn't notice any real price change here in GA last night, +\- a few cents from where it was last week.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:14 AM (MbrzC)

81 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.>>>

Ethanol shortage?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (XtAzU)


Sure it does. Gas prices are tied closely to Academy Award nominations.


Or did you think it has something to do with corrupt American politicians and crazy Arabs in turbans?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 10:14 AM (Dj0WE)

82 The local Shell just added "Non-Ethanol" to their pumps. I filled up, I haven't had real gas in my car since I moved to NC. Regular Unleaded was 1.95, Non-Ethanol was 2.24, Premium "with up to 10% Ethanol" was 2.44.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 14, 2016 10:14 AM (2cS/G)

83 70 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

No sense to that at all.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:09 AM (yeZ4s)

You got ripped off...going down everywhere I see
Posted by: Nevergiveup


$1.59 North of Dallas. Cousin said $1.35 in St. Louis County, Mo.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:15 AM (aNSOb)

84 Next thing you know they may even lose to army

Posted by: Navycopjoe


*****

Sadly, no chance of that happening in my lifetime.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:15 AM (NeFrd)

85 Got one of those "10:30 AM to 2:30 PM" waits going on today.I hate having people come to my house.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:15 AM (8HTq1)

86 63 40 If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:01 AM (659DL

Zombie camels!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (TpR7w)

87
You got ripped off...going down everywhere I see


Oh, I didn't buy it, it's just at the station I always note the price at.

$1.48 Wed morning, $1.78 today.

It always follows that path, lowest Wednesday, then new price Thursday.

Just not sure how a falling market gets a 20% jump in the retail price.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (yeZ4s)

88 I think Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman were all 69 when they died. Weird.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (L8slQ)

89 84 Army gave them a tough time last game.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (8HTq1)

90 They replaced the wooden steps out the back door of my apt. But the first step is a bigger drop and it is narrower.>>>

So they used Mexico building code?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (XtAzU)

91 Next thing you know they may even lose to army

Posted by: Navycopjoe


Sadly, no chance of that happening in my lifetime.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:15 AM (NeFrd)


Eh. The QB experience quotient flips next year. Stay tuned.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (659DL)

92 Gas jumped 30 cents yesterday.

--

Winter road conditions. Delivery trucks are running behind schedule.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 10:17 AM (0nb4F)

93 Lemmy was, I think, 2 days into 70.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:17 AM (F26eZ)

94 You got ripped off...going down everywhere I see
Posted by: Nevergiveup

$1.59 North of Dallas. Cousin said $1.35 in St. Louis County, Mo.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:15 AM (aNSOb)


I think in California it's up to $6.75.

And pixie farts are a state-mandated additive requirement.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:17 AM (N8xMd)

95 Serious internal control flaws mean the IRS may still be unfairly selecting Americans for an audit "based on an organization's religious, educational, political, or other views," according to a pair of reports released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) today.

http://tinyurl.com/hzgmbju
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I would say you gotta be shitting me? But I know better.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:18 AM (MbrzC)

96 No, wait. It's California, so they're using Brawndo as a gasoline additive.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:19 AM (N8xMd)

97 Sadly, no chance of that happening in my lifetime.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:15 AM (NeFrd)

Eh. The QB experience quotient flips next year. Stay tuned.

Posted by: Circa


*****

Meh, I'm just managing expectations.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:19 AM (NeFrd)

98 Oh, I didn't buy it, it's just at the station I always note the price at.

$1.48 Wed morning, $1.78 today.

It always follows that path, lowest Wednesday, then new price Thursday.

Just not sure how a falling market gets a 20% jump in the retail price.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (yeZ4s)
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Probably local'ish supply issue as Benson suggested.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:19 AM (MbrzC)

99 'Internal control flaws' are what filled Auschwitz, right?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:20 AM (yeZ4s)

100 Roger Simon's And Then There Were Seven is interesting in that four are GOPe. Rubio, Christie, Jeb and Kasich. Talk about your bitter clingers.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 14, 2016 10:20 AM (MIKMs)

101 >>Serious internal control flaws mean the IRS may still be unfairly
selecting Americans for an audit "based on an organization's religious,
educational, political, or other views,"....


"flaws"?????

Sounds like a feature, not a bug/flaw.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:20 AM (NOIQH)

102 From the sidebar: "Chelsea Clinton goes on the attack; Democrats ask why

The better question: Who cares? Princess Clinton has never done anything; she never will do anything; she's not an expert on anything, and she's not someone to be listened to on weighty matters. Why give her the time? "

Answer: Because if anyone tries to rebut her attacks, the Hillary campaign will shriek, "How dare you attack a pregnant woman? Have you no shame?"

Posted by: V the K at January 14, 2016 10:20 AM (O7MnT)

103 i dont think the west is ready for what's coming in the next 5 to 10 years.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 10:20 AM (zOTsN)

104 Meh, I'm just managing expectations.


That is why I don't buy lotto tickets. Why would you buy a ticket expecting to lose?

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 10:21 AM (0nb4F)

105 Answer: Because if anyone tries to rebut her attacks, the Hillary campaign will shriek, "How dare you attack a pregnant woman? Have you no shame?"



No, no I don't.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:21 AM (aNSOb)

106 And really, I think it's reasonable to plan to live to 100, but expect to make it no longer than 70.

Do all the things in your life you want to get done, while you're still young enough to. Far too often, I see people who waited to travel 'til they retired not being able to because of their health.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:21 AM (F26eZ)

107 If you fire a dead cat from a rail gun, it will bounce.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (659DL)

Ah the joys of early-aughts flash games

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 14, 2016 10:22 AM (xuouz)

108 88 I think Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman were all 69 when they died. Weird.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 14, 2016 10:16 AM (L8slQ)

Pretty close. Lemmy had just turned 70.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:22 AM (kpqmD)

109 (In best Trump voice)

Do I have this right? The Iranians, low energy, lots of anger. Some would call them towelheads. But let's not go there. We got some sailors of ours stuck on a sandbar. For that they should be fired. But who pulls up? Iranian navy. In a Boston Whaler, built here in the USA. Powered by a Mercury or Evinrude outboard, built in the USA. What an embarrassment for them. We sell them the boats. Hundred zillion in oil revenue and they can't build their own boats.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 10:22 AM (fbovC)

110 Jane Fonda will die in a horrible reaction to Botox, fillers, and lipo. She will die with a smile on her face. Sort of

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 10:22 AM (zOTsN)

111 Uh oh, controversy alert: No blacks included in Academy Awards nominations.

Oh, the howls we will hear about this for the next few months!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:22 AM (NOIQH)

112 Oh, and BTW, Happy Ratification Day, y'all.


Posted by: Country Singer at January 14, 2016 10:23 AM (GUBah)

113 Do all the things in your life you want to get done, while you're still young enough to.

Far too often, I see people who waited to travel 'til they retired not being able to because of their health.


Add in money, time, job, responsibilities.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:23 AM (aNSOb)

114 Aka "the view out the window" for many of us this morning.



Posted by: exdem13 at January 14, 2016 09:46 AM (ry4ab)


Not for me, leastwise not today! (swivels in chair.admires lake, sunshine, and palm trees, hears chirping of exotic birds)


/gloat

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 10:23 AM (L2co/)

115 Got one of those "10:30 AM to 2:30 PM" waits going on today.I hate having people come to my house.

Posted by: steevy

Around here they would then show up at 10 AM when you're in the middle of something else and act like they're doing you a favor.
I can't figure out why they can't call (they don't have a cell phone??) when they leave the call before you. What would be so hard about that?

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2016 10:23 AM (8ikIW)

116 106 Answer: Because if anyone tries to rebut her attacks, the Hillary campaign will shriek, "How dare you attack a pregnant woman? Have you no shame?"

"You have no reason to complain. I have as much shame as any Democrat!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:23 AM (N8xMd)

117 Love the colors in this painting and the composition. It's very relaxing. Especially since I don't have to shovel the white stuff. Thanks, RD.

One advantage to these snow scenes: it makes it a little easier to spot the location of the snip...

Posted by: JTB at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (FvdPb)

118 The administration is banned by law from transferring Guantanamo detainees to Yemen, given the risk in that country. Yemen is not only racked by civil war but is the home of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. At least three previously released Guantanamo detainees have gone on to become leaders with AQAP in Yemen after leaving the camp.

Given that Oman neighbors Yemen, Ayotte described the move as a potential attempt to circumvent the congressional ban on sending prisoners to Yemen.

What do you mean "Potential" ??? It is outright fuck you to Congress and a straigh forward return to Yemen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (gf8BH)

119 I think Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman were all 69 when they died. Weird.

And all cancer.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (yeZ4s)

120 El Presidente Zero is waking up shortly, before talking to a bunch of Baton Rouge high school kids, tweeting nasty asides about Republicans for awhile, and then heading back to Washington for cocktails.

That's his whole fucking day, no joke.

Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (szQGH)

121 Chelsae gets the Caitlyn Jenner treatment: she's a brave and beautiful woman, and above attack.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (F26eZ)

122 Lovely, but dead.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (vgIRn)

123 First: Lemmy, musician

Second: Bowie, musician and actor

Third: Rickman, actor

Weird, huh?

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 10:25 AM (2oWD2)

124 Ugh.

An
illegal immigrant has confessed to killing American artist Ashley Olsen
in her Italian apartment, who was punched and strangling her with a USB
cord in a jealous 'drug-fueled' frenzy.Cheik
Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had
sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming
back.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

125 Answer: Because if anyone tries to rebut her attacks, the Hillary campaign will shriek, "How dare you attack a pregnant woman? Have you no shame?"

"You have no reason to complain. I have as much shame as any Democrat!"
Posted by: OregonMuse


"I have more shame than your blow job receiving husband!"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:25 AM (aNSOb)

126 "based on an organization's religious, educational, political, or other views"

And we can all guess what these unnamed "religions, educational, political" views are.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 10:25 AM (GZ6Pf)

127 First David Bowie and now Alan Rickman! My fantasy land is crumbling! I plan to spend a lot of time crying today.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 14, 2016 10:25 AM (WlQGZ)

128 New Years resolutions. Learn Spanish, French and Hebrew. Have an escape plan. Pack a bug out bag. Buy gold.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 10:26 AM (zOTsN)

129 121 El Presidente Zero is waking up shortly, before talking to a bunch of Baton Rouge high school kids, tweeting nasty asides about Republicans for awhile, and then heading back to Washington for cocktails.

Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 10:24 AM (szQGH)

Hardest working president, evah.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:26 AM (N8xMd)

130 96 No, wait. It's California, so they're using Brawndo as a gasoline additive.
Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:19 AM (N8xMd)

It's got what engines crave. It has electrolytes!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:26 AM (kpqmD)

131 >>I think Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman were all 69 when they died. Weird.

>>And all cancer.


I'm on it, folks!!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2016 10:26 AM (NOIQH)

132 Yet another vagina painting...
Mmmm mmmm mmm

Posted by: the Matriarchy at January 14, 2016 10:26 AM (qKk9I)

133 Seems to be a lot of blood on that snow. No
indication of what animal did the killing or what was killed. Must be a
book cover on a mystery novel.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 09:48 AM


Founds at the scene was some fur, an umbrella and a bunch of wrapped parcels. When reached at his den, Cpt. Ulf declined comment, citing an open investigation.

Posted by: The Narnia Chronicle at January 14, 2016 10:27 AM (me6xG)

134 I hate f'n winter

Posted by: freaked at January 14, 2016 10:27 AM (JnePn)

135 I've known some Pediatric Cardiologists, and trust me Chelsea, you are no Pediatric Cardiologist!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:27 AM (NeFrd)

136 125 She chose....poorly.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:28 AM (8HTq1)

137 Lemmy was 70.

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 10:28 AM (2oWD2)

138 That Chelsea is one ugly wench, takes after her hag mom.

Posted by: Killerdog at January 14, 2016 10:29 AM (UyCdl)

139 Sam Neill, Elton John, Mick Fleetwood, Shakira Caine, Mitt Romney, Richard Dreyfuss, Glenn Close, Ahhnuld.

One of these things is not like the others, but, all born 1947. Watch List.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 10:29 AM (xq1UY)

140 Women can't seem to get the idea through their head that any relationship with a muslim man, from casual sex through marriage, is probably going to end badly and maybe even fatally. Fathers, tell your daughters.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 14, 2016 10:29 AM (RD7QR)

141 Not to be pedantic, but Lemmy was also a musician/actor.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:30 AM (F26eZ)

142 >> 7 Frost!!
>> Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 09:47 AM

Yes, that's the dog in the upper left. Don't approach - not a friendly dog. Frost bites.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 10:30 AM (nSW/N)

143 First: Lemmy, musician
Second: Bowie, musician and actor
Third: Rickman, actor


Wimps

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at January 14, 2016 10:30 AM (FkBIv)

144 We also lost the incomparable Christopher Lee last year.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 14, 2016 10:30 AM (WlQGZ)

145 I hate f'n winter

Posted by: freaked at January 14, 2016 10:27 AM


Don't f it, then.

Posted by: That Guy at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (me6xG)

146 I was looking at available networks in my WiFi window a few days ago. Typical names: ATT305.89, 2WIRE3245A etc.
Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van
At first I was a little worried: The Feds are probably that stupid.
Maybe they're closer than I think...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (5buP8)

147 114 Do all the things in your life you want to get done, while you're still young enough to.

Far too often, I see people who waited to travel 'til they retired not being able to because of their health.


Add in money, time, job, responsibilities.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:23 AM (aNSOb)

One of many reasons why life is cruel and shitty. When you have youth and health you don't have the time or money to do anything you really want. When you get the money you don't have the time, and youth and health are starting to become something you see in the rear view mirror. Then you have money and time, but no youth or health.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (kpqmD)

148 Dang. I miss my VNN.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (N8xMd)

149 If you haven't seen this gun control parody song, it's well worth the listen.

Farcebook link: http://preview.tinyurl.com/j9tlr3p

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2016 10:32 AM (Ix+HS)

150 Bit early

But perhaps Sean Penn will take a dip in the dead pool

Posted by: ThunderB at January 14, 2016 10:32 AM (zOTsN)

151 "Maybe they're closer than I think..."

Relax.

Posted by: Bob, from the NSA at January 14, 2016 10:32 AM (i/+aM)

152 It's probably been mentioned that Alan Rickman has died.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 10:33 AM (oFSUK)

153 The bill-HB 731-is sponsored by Mary Margaret Oliver (D-83rd), Stacey Abrams (D-89th), Carolyn Hugley (D-136th), Pat Gardiner (D-57th), Dar'shun Kendrick (D-93rd), Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-91st).



http://tinyurl.com/h2kdh3t


Evil, evil barrel shrouds!!


A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to fire the firearm without being burned,

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 14, 2016 10:33 AM (fWAjv)

154 Pretty picture, rdbrewer ...

Posted by: Adriane te Art Critic ... at January 14, 2016 10:33 AM (AoK0a)

155 Cheik

Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had

sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming

back.


Of course, that's the murderer implying the sex was consensual, fwiw.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:34 AM (yeZ4s)

156 It's probably been mentioned that Alan Rickman has died.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
------------

Now to read the posts....
Oh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 10:34 AM (oFSUK)

157 Yes but Christopher Lee was born in 1947 B.C.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 10:34 AM (xq1UY)

158 Don't f' it then.


Freeze your dick off it will.

Posted by: freaked at January 14, 2016 10:35 AM (JnePn)

159 Democrats have almost universally panned the attack, believing it to be ineffective and a misuse of [Chelsea Clinton's] talents.

And what "talents" might those be?

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:35 AM (N8xMd)

160 I just hope today is a slow news day on enemy coasts all over the world. After Tuesday would anyone be surprised if the Koreans decide its time for another Pueblo?

Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 10:35 AM (szQGH)

161 I was looking at available networks in my WiFi window a few days ago. Typical names: ATT305.89, 2WIRE3245A etc.
Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van
At first I was a little worried: The Feds are probably that stupid.



Definite joke.
Had it been named FBI_Surveillance_Van_#4, well then.....

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:35 AM (aNSOb)

162 160 Popping out grandbabies for abuela Hillary.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:36 AM (8HTq1)

163 "Professor" Irwin Corey (born July 29, 1914)

Still alive.

Calls Abe Vigoda 'sonny.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:36 AM (yeZ4s)

164 I've known some Pediatric Cardiologists, and trust me Chelsea, you are no Pediatric Cardiologist!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 10:27 AM (NeFrd)


Well, at least one organ in her body is functioning as per design specifications.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 10:36 AM (L2co/)

165 Of course, that's the murderer implying the sex was consensual, fwiw.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:34 AM (yeZ4s)


That was my thought as well.

Posted by: Lea at January 14, 2016 10:36 AM (lIU4e)

166 147 I was looking at available networks in my WiFi window a few days ago. Typical names: ATT305.89, 2WIRE3245A etc. 
Some joker who lives near me named his network: 
FBI_Surveillance_Van 
At first I was a little worried: The Feds are probably that stupid. 
Maybe they're closer than I think...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (5buP


I saw that too, north/central phoenix

Posted by: Killerdog at January 14, 2016 10:36 AM (UyCdl)

167 99 'Internal control flaws' are what filled Auschwitz, right?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 14, 2016 10:20 AM (yeZ4s)
---

and also emptied them at a slow but sustained pace for years. You see it was just a internal control problem on how to solve the over-crowding issue.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:37 AM (MbrzC)

168 One of many reasons why life is cruel and shitty. When you have youth and health you don't have the time or money to do anything you really want. When you get the money you don't have the time, and youth and health are starting to become something you see in the rear view mirror. Then you have money and time, but no youth or health.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (kpqmD)


And with money, time, youth, AND health, you get Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:37 AM (N8xMd)

169 I was looking at available networks in my WiFi window a few days ago. Typical names: ATT305.89, 2WIRE3245A etc.
Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van


I used to see one here called:
Your_dogs_bark_constantly

The dogs have been quiet recently.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 10:38 AM (FkBIv)

170 Okay...

Lemmy died within 3 days of his birthday

Bowie died within 2 days of his birthday

Rickman died within 38 days of his birthday

Take the 3 and the 2, that's 32. Then take the total of the 3 and the 2 and it's 5. Add the 5 to the 32 and you get 37! Wait... DAMMIT!

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 10:39 AM (2oWD2)

171
So I hear the oscar noms on radio which I don't give a crap about, but then hear Mad Max, and I'm thinking I was sure that movie was gonna suck, so did that actually turn out good and is moron recommended?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2016 10:39 AM (ODxAs)

172 I keep reading Alan Rickman as Rick Wakeman. Weird.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 10:40 AM (evdj2)

173 The bill-HB 731-is sponsored by Mary Margaret Oliver (D-83rd), Stacey Abrams (D-89th), Carolyn Hugley (D-136th), Pat Gardiner (D-57th), Dar'shun Kendrick (D-93rd), Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-91st).

Each of these people looks exactly as you would imagine them. Except the last one, who looks like a black Paul Stanley. In drag.

I was unaware that Georgia was awash in .50 cal incendiaries.

Also: ASSAULT WEAPONS!!!!

Drink.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:40 AM (659DL)

174 >>
I've known some Pediatric Cardiologists, and trust me Chelsea, you are no Pediatric Cardiologist!



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


Yeah, Chelsea claiming to have dreamed of being a pediatric cardiologist reminds me of that duchess in "Pride and Prejudice" who comments that (paraphrasing) she does not play the painoforte, but if she did, she would have been an accomplished player.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2016 10:40 AM (NOIQH)

175 Young women got all hot and bothered by Tsarnaev.Young women from Europe have traveled to Syria attacted to hunky jihadis.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:40 AM (8HTq1)

176 The Morons are split, Guy Mohawk.

I loved it, as did a few others. but that is by no means a consensus.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:40 AM (F26eZ)

177 Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van
------------------------------------------------------

I see a similar network name on Amtrak every now and again.

Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 10:41 AM (szQGH)

178 I think that Florence murder case is bullshite. They keep changing the facts. First she was strangled by hand. Then by a usb cord but she didnt resist so it must have been some kinky game. Then mr illegal refugee pushed her and she cracked her skull. You'd have to push someone pretty effin hard to cause that type of damage. They say the killer was not "lucid". Well he was effin lucid enough to try to clean up the scene.

Effn Italian Idiots!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 10:41 AM (iQIUe)

179 " so did that actually turn out good and is moron recommended?"

I hear that it was actually a Gurl Power reboot, with Max as a minor character

No wonder it was nominated

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 10:41 AM (i/+aM)

180 You folks looking at "clusters of three" deaths,

Last week, I thought I read it was (oh, argh, brain glitch, what's her name, similar to her father's) and Lemmy and Bowie.

Rickman would be first of three, then.

Or is the silly superstitious rule actually "whatever last three we noticed that there were"?

Posted by: mindful webworker - and a-one, and a-two... at January 14, 2016 10:42 AM (XtR0g)

181 It's probably been mentioned that Alan Rickman has died.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 10:33 AM (oFSUK)


Seems he was an actor. Honestly, cannot put a face to the name. His career must have spanned the time that I didn't go to movies. Still ongoing, with rare exceptions. Likewise, Lemmy. Not in my wheelhouse.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 10:42 AM (L2co/)

182 Cheik
Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had


sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming


back.



Yeah, I also have a problem with this guy.

Posted by: Nikki Haley at January 14, 2016 10:42 AM (2oWD2)

183 Well last night while writing, one character proved smarter than me the writer.

One character had this elaborate plan to physically search the city. Other character simply asked 'why not use the phone?' and I went "DERP!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 10:42 AM (xBdr5)

184 @Alberta

Rickman was the main bad guy in Die Hard. Does that help?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:43 AM (F26eZ)

185 182 You never saw Die Hard?

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:43 AM (8HTq1)

186 147 I was looking at available networks in my WiFi window a few days ago. Typical names: ATT305.89, 2WIRE3245A etc.

Some joker who lives near me named his network:

FBI_Surveillance_Van

At first I was a little worried: The Feds are probably that stupid.

Maybe they're closer than I think...



Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM


I
made that joke in front of my friends' then 12-yr-old. He went and
renamed their network. Of course, being 12, he managed to spell
surveillance wrong. I told him to leave it, as it seemed more authentic
that way, given Boston's FBI history.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 14, 2016 10:43 AM (me6xG)

187 Likewise, Lemmy. Not in my wheelhouse.

Lemmy was a Moron. If not in name, in practice.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:43 AM (659DL)

188 I was unaware that Georgia was awash in .50 cal incendiaries.

Also: ASSAULT WEAPONS!!!!

Drink.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:40 AM (659DL)

APIT rounds. The choice of thugs everywhere.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 14, 2016 10:44 AM (fWAjv)

189 Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 10:39 AM (2oWD2)

Add one for the leap year.

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 10:44 AM (MQEz6)

190 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (kpqmD)

And with money, time, youth, AND health, you get Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian.
Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:37 AM (N8xMd)

Again, one of life's many cruelties.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 10:44 AM (kpqmD)

191 Alan Rickman - Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (xBdr5)

192 With Rickman, I think his face was irrelevant in that his physicality was always second to the character. That Voice, however . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (MIKMs)

193 Die Hard is required viewing for morons,along with Road House and a number of other movies.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (8HTq1)

194 after the pair had sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming back.

Look if we all strangled the one who said this every single time...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (659DL)

195 Alan Rickman was Severus Sanpe of the Harry Potter Universe. Most awesome spy ever.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (WlQGZ)

196 BTW...

Seamus Muldoon #7: Frost!!

I d

Posted by: mindful webworker - late at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (XtR0g)

197 Add the 5 to the 32 and you get 37! Wait...
--------------

Which is, of course, a prime number. Which means the Masons are involved in this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2016 10:46 AM (oFSUK)

198 186 182 You never saw Die Hard?


Or Galaxy Quest? Or Harry Potter?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:46 AM (aNSOb)

199 With Rickman, I think his face was irrelevant in that his physicality was always second to the character. That Voice, however . . .

POTTT-TURR

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:46 AM (659DL)

200 Yeah, Rickman was an asshole, but it's really hard to hate anyone with Galaxy Quest on their resume.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 10:46 AM (6FqZa)

201 Last week, I thought I read it was (oh, argh, brain glitch, what's her name, similar to her father's) and Lemmy and Bowie.

Natalie Cole.

Don't know if it counts, but the day before Rickman died, Michael Galeota -- Disney child actor --- died. (My kids and I loved 'The Jersey' when they were kids. Disney channel in the late '90s and early 00 was awesome.) Also, the actor who played the mayor in Ghostbusters.

Posted by: V the K at January 14, 2016 10:46 AM (O7MnT)

202 >>Which is, of course, a prime number. Which means the Masons are involved in this.


The Illuminati!!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:46 AM (NOIQH)

203 >>Some joker who lives near me named his network:
>>FBI_Surveillance_Van

I'm gonna put my old WAP up as NSA_Honeypot or something, plug it in to an old laptop running some logging software, see if anyone hits it.

Posted by: JEM at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (o+SC1)

204 199 Or even Quigley Down Under.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (8HTq1)

205 I miss snow.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (VAsIq)

206 With Rickman, I think his face was irrelevant in that his physicality was always second to the character. That Voice, however . . .



Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The Robot.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (aNSOb)

207 Paris Hilton is attractive.

If only her head wasn't filled with retards.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (qUNWi)

208 Could never get into Potter. So terribly, unabashedly derivative.

But yeah, he was good in Die Hard.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (vgIRn)

209 "I said I never had much use for pistols,not that I wasn't any good with one."

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:48 AM (8HTq1)

210 "I'm going to go look for a pub!"

Posted by: eman at January 14, 2016 10:48 AM (MQEz6)

211 182 You never saw Die Hard?

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:43 AM (8HTq1)


If I did, I don't remember it. Not in a theater, at any rate. Maybe in fragments, on TV, where I could ignore it more effectively

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 10:48 AM (L2co/)

212 Rickman was also Sheriff of Nottingham to Costner's Robin Hood and the bad guy in Selleck's Quigley Down Under.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 14, 2016 10:48 AM (WlQGZ)

213 Oh man... I don't know who was more evil: Rickman in Quigley or Bruce Dern in Diggstown.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:48 AM (F26eZ)

214 He was also Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, my cousin reminded me...

Posted by: Lea at January 14, 2016 10:48 AM (lIU4e)

215 206 I miss snow.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (VAsIq)



You're more than welcome to mine.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 14, 2016 10:49 AM (vgIRn)

216 Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van
At first I was a little worried: The Feds are probably that stupid.
Maybe they're closer than I think...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (5buP
----

You live in GA? Cause mine is called something similar DHS_VAN2_4 (that's the honeyhole one on 2.4ghz, real one doesn't broadcast it's SSID but is 5_0)

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:49 AM (MbrzC)

217 And Lemmy, Bowie, and Rickman were all very big celebrities.

Actors and Rockers living together,
and the Mayor doesn't count?

Posted by: DaveA at January 14, 2016 10:49 AM (DL2i+)

218 The painting in this post is worse than Hitler! ('s paintings)

Posted by: Guy Who Thinks Things are Worse than Hitler at January 14, 2016 10:49 AM (Z28wp)

219 87
You got ripped off...going down everywhere I see

Oh, I didn't buy it, it's just at the station I always note the price at.

$1.48 Wed morning, $1.78 today.

It always follows that path, lowest Wednesday, then new price Thursday.

Just not sure how a falling market gets a 20% jump in the retail price.

The state I live in just passed a new $0.30/gallon gas tax for 2016.... (We have to be paying at least 0.75/gallon just in taxes along here in PA)

Posted by: Hikaru at January 14, 2016 10:50 AM (9TK8E)

220 You're more than welcome to mine.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts

*holds out hands*

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 10:51 AM (VAsIq)

221 And.... Japan wins WTF Award again

Panty-brellas
http://www.ufunk.net/en/gadgets/parapluie-sous-les-jupes/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 10:51 AM (xBdr5)

222 194 Die Hard is required viewing for morons,along with Road House and a number of other movies.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (8HTq1)
---
Yes... wtf is with some of these people... didn't they take the AoS movie test before being allowed access to post?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:51 AM (MbrzC)

223 Joking aside, impersonating a government entity is likely to get you v& for real. Especially if you're a conservative.

Yes, you know it's a joke. And Barky knows it's a joke. But Barky also knows he doesn't like you, and he knows all the tricks to throw people into prison he doesn't like. Remember D'Souza.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 10:51 AM (6FqZa)

224 It always follows that path, lowest Wednesday, then new price Thursday.

Same here. I wonder what it is about Thursdays?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 10:52 AM (FkBIv)

225 You're more than welcome to mine.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts

*holds out hands*
Posted by: Turd Ferguson



There's always one grifter that'll take anything people are giving away.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:52 AM (aNSOb)

226
DIE HARD: http://vidzi.tv/kauuzb1ftp2j.html

STREAMING ONLINE FOR FREE.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 10:53 AM (iQIUe)

227 Probably gets every free topping on his Subway sandwiches.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:53 AM (F26eZ)

228 It always follows that path, lowest Wednesday, then new price Thursday.

Same here. I wonder what it is about Thursdays?



Weekend drive/Burma Shave Sign reading.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 10:53 AM (aNSOb)

229 I'm gonna put my old WAP up as NSA_Honeypot or something, plug it in to an old laptop running some logging software, see if anyone hits it.

Posted by: JEM at January 14, 2016 10:47 AM (o+SC1)
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That's exactly what I have done, though there is nothing connected to the router normally, I just have it out there logging who tries to connect to it.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:53 AM (MbrzC)

230 223 Familiarity with the Paul Anka "the guys get shirts!" rant is also required.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:53 AM (8HTq1)

231 In NJ you can get Brand name regular gas with a credit card ( In NJ they charge anywhere from 4 to 10 cents more for credit-crazy ha?) from $1.67 to 1.89 mostly...There is one crook, and I do mean crook, who is charging $2.89 for regular and idiots actually stop and gas up?????

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (gf8BH)

232 There's always one grifter that'll take anything people are giving away.

Posted by: rickb223

Oh, there's more than one!

Posted by: 47% at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (VAsIq)

233 Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van


I am so stealing that concept. I'll go with Baldwin County Sheriff Department.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (evdj2)

234 Today's word: Gutmensch

A jury of linguists, journalists and authors in Darmstadt have
selected a term each year since 1991 which is omniscient in the press
and often ungainly or unwelcome.

"Gutmensch" was selected because, in connection with the current
refugee crisis in Germany, it defames "tolerance and helpfulness as
naive, dumb and worldly innocent, as having a helper syndrome or as
moral imperialism," the jury president, linguist Nina Janich, told the
press.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (NOIQH)

235 "Of course, that's the murderer implying the sex was consensual, fwiw."

Yeah, I'm going to go with "not super likely" with that, but who knows.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (LzzEz)

236 Lemmy was a Moron. If not in name, in practice.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 10:43 AM (659DL)


So I gather. I did read about him. A sad loss. But when a person's rise to prominence is due solely to his/her contributions to segments of pop culture that I don't consume, then I am unlikely to even know of their existence, unless of course, they are completely obnoxious assholes in their off-stage life. (looks at Paris Hilton, for example)

Not dissing the departed; just pointing out the complete lack of intersectionality, if that is a word.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 10:55 AM (L2co/)

237 196 Alan Rickman was Severus Sanpe of the Harry Potter Universe. Most awesome spy ever.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 14, 2016 10:45 AM (WlQGZ)


Watched the original Smiley's People BBC series a while back, the one with Alec Guinness. In one scene, he goes into a hotel and, holy crap, the front desk clerk is Alan Rickman!

Small bit part, only on the screen for a few seconds, but he looked about 17 years old.

Rickman, not Guinness.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 10:55 AM (N8xMd)

238 Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (gf8BH)
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Yes but you get the added feature of not being allowed to pump your own.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:56 AM (MbrzC)

239 224 Yeah,I wouldn't do it.There is almost certainly a Federal law they can charge you under.Than again it's pretty much a guarantee they could find a charge on anyone if they wanted.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:56 AM (8HTq1)

240
With Rickman, I think his face was irrelevant in that his physicality was always second to the character. That Voice, however . . .

English actors, in the main, are still well-trained in vocal delivery. Americans are not, and really haven't been since the demise of the studio system. Ever wonder why so many actresses of the 1930s and 40s had a quasi-English tenor to their voices? Vocal coaches.

Now you just have whiny brats like Natalie Portman.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2016 10:56 AM (X6fMO)

241 I'll go with Baldwin County Sheriff Department.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (evdj2)
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Pretty sure that's too long for an SSID... by one char.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:57 AM (MbrzC)

242 Loved Rickman's character in Die Hard when, after claiming to the police he's holding the hostages until they free his bothers [some terrorist org) from prison, he then just looks at his crew, who know full well this is just a bank heist, shrugs and says, "I read Newsweek."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)

243 .Than again it's pretty much a guarantee they could find a charge on anyone if they wanted.
Posted by: steevy


Aggravated mopery with intent to gawk.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (FkBIv)

244 Paris Hilton is attractive.
==========

Sure, if you skip the wonky eye, the horrible plasic surgery on her nose, and her coke addiction. Worse, she makes these horrible music videos. Not sure who is the market but Paris, honey, you are not a singer.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (iQIUe)

245 Now you just have whiny brats...
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Is it ok to put ketchup on a whiny brat?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (VAsIq)

246 There is almost certainly a Federal law they can charge you under.
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I wish them good luck with that.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (MbrzC)

247 243 Loved Rickman's character in Die Hard when, after claiming to the police he's holding the hostages until they free his bothers [some terrorist org) from prison, he then just looks at his crew, who know full well this is just a bank heist, shrugs and says, "I read Newsweek."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)
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ASIAN DAWN????

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:59 AM (MbrzC)

248 In Jersey, places that have convenience stores, like WaWa's tend to not charge a credit card fee for gas.

If you didn't know. Though I'm sure you probably did.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:59 AM (F26eZ)

249 Rickman was good in Dogma

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 14, 2016 11:00 AM (ZQfW9)

250 248 243 Loved Rickman's character in Die Hard when, after claiming to the police he's holding the hostages until they free his bothers [some terrorist org) from prison, he then just looks at his crew, who know full well this is just a bank heist, shrugs and says, "I read Newsweek."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)
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ASIAN DAWN????
Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 10:59 AM (MbrzC)

I read about them in Time magazine.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:00 AM (kpqmD)

251 V the K: Natalie Cole

THANK you. Would've bugged me all day trying to remember the name.

Don't know Michael Galeota, but, yeah, I'd go with the mayor from Ghostbusters, David Margulies, being #1 to Rickman's #2.

If I counted that kind of thing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - but, who's counting? at January 14, 2016 11:00 AM (XtR0g)

252 I've got Die Hard on now:

http://vidzi.tv/kauuzb1ftp2j.html

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:01 AM (iQIUe)

253 I'll go with Baldwin County Sheriff Department.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (evdj2)
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Pretty sure that's too long for an SSID... by one char.


Baldwin_County_S_O or S_D

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:01 AM (aNSOb)

254
Not sure who is the market but Paris, honey, you are not a singer.


Probably the same people who think Glee is must-see-TV.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2016 11:02 AM (X6fMO)

255 224 Yeah,I wouldn't do it.There is almost certainly a
Federal law they can charge you under.Than again it's pretty much a
guarantee they could find a charge on anyone if they wanted.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 10:56 AM (8HTq1)


Simple. Just name your router: "totally_not_the_FBI_surveillance_van".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 11:02 AM (L2co/)

256 An illegal immigrant has confessed to killing American artist Ashley Olsen
in her Italian apartment, who was punched and strangling her with a USB
cord in a jealous 'drug-fueled' frenzy.Cheik Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming back.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:25 AM (NOIQH)


I hope that stupid dough-head Amber Amour (the rape "activist" who got naked in a shower with a drunk guy named "Shakir" she had never met before) hears about this, because if she keeps skanking and slutting around, and tee hee, look at me, I'm naked to all her instagram friends, ending up on a slab down at the coroner's office like Olsen is going to be her future.

Where did she learn to make decisions?

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:02 AM (N8xMd)

257 ASIAN DAWN????
Posted by: ThisBeingMi

That hawt stripper? She's on stage next.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 11:02 AM (VAsIq)

258 246 Now you just have whiny brats...
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Is it ok to put ketchup on a whiny brat?
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 10:58 AM (VAsIq)


God no! Mustard on brats.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:02 AM (aNSOb)

259 Couldn't they get you on impersonating an officer of the law?

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 14, 2016 11:03 AM (MIKMs)

260 >>I read about them in Time magazine.

Oops, close enough

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 11:03 AM (NOIQH)

261 The first January hurricane since 1938. Here come the AGW screamers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 11:03 AM (FkBIv)

262 Where did she learn to make decisions?

That's a rhetorical question right?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:03 AM (xBdr5)

263 The hawt strippers are never working the 11am shift on a Thursday.

Unless you find bullet wounds and c-section scars sexy.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:03 AM (F26eZ)

264 Sidebar: dusty in here, just listened to Megan interviewing the families...
To think there is 6 billion missing from the state dept during that time and they didn't have enough money for 13 extra guards.

Posted by: FCF at January 14, 2016 11:04 AM (kejii)

265 Use the mustard but hold the relish until later.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:04 AM (xBdr5)

266 264 This is true.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 11:04 AM (8HTq1)

267 261 >>I read about them in Time magazine.

Oops, close enough
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 11:03 AM (NOIQH)

I've seen Die Hard many, many, many times.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:04 AM (kpqmD)

268
Rickman, Bowie...who will be the third?

Didn't Lemmie start the series?

All of them around 69-70.

*gulp* my age group.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:05 AM (Xo1Rt)

269 V the K: Natalie Cole

THANK you. Would've bugged me all day trying to remember the name.

Don't know Michael Galeota, but, yeah, I'd go with the mayor from Ghostbusters, David Margulies, being #1 to Rickman's #2.

If I counted that kind of thing.



Ok. So we are at three for singers, Cole, Lemmy, & Bowie.
At two for actors, Margulies & Rickman.

Who's next?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:06 AM (aNSOb)

270 "Gutmensch" was selected because, in connection with the current refugee crisis in Germany, it defames "tolerance and helpfulness as naive, dumb and worldly innocent, as having a helper syndrome or as moral imperialism," the jury president, linguist Nina Janich, told the press.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (NOIQH)


Sounds like the German version of "do-gooder" with the appropriate negative connotation when applied to bleeding hearts and holier-than-thou leftists. I like the reference to "moral imperialism" ... no doubt from a lefty douchebag who is happy to talk about "universal values" all day long that 90% of the world laughs at.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:06 AM (zc3Db)

271 I think we can agree that the Italian police-departments are so crooked and so antiAmerican, that if the Florentine cops released a statement stating that the sky outside was blue I'd go to a satellite image online to make sure.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:06 AM (6FqZa)

272 >>Who's next?


*Looks away, whistles*

Posted by: Sean Penn at January 14, 2016 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

273 Schadenfreude gutmench ja?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:07 AM (xBdr5)

274 235 Today's word: Gutmensch
A jury of linguists, journalists and authors in Darmstadt have
selected a term each year since 1991 which is omniscient in the press
and often ungainly or unwelcome.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 10:54 AM (NOIQH)


Lizzy, do you have a link to this? Thanks.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:07 AM (N8xMd)

275 270 *Gulp*
Abe Vigoda

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 11:07 AM (8HTq1)

276 I see wifi names like that all the time. Everyone knows its a joke.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:07 AM (iQIUe)

277 Overlooked rants, catching up: Did Obama really pronounce "KWOGG-mire"?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 11:07 AM (xq1UY)

278 RIP Alan Rickman In a just world, he would have been nominated for an Oscar for his roles in Die Hard and Galaxy Quest. But two great performances were ignored because they weren't in the right kind of movies.

By Grapthar's Hammer, what a loss.

Posted by: marinemom at January 14, 2016 11:08 AM (ep6ak)

279 Greg Gutmensch?He's on The Five.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 11:08 AM (8HTq1)

280 >>I've seen Die Hard many, many, many times.

Heh, me, too (so I should have remembered).
That moment ranks up there with Tommy Lee Jones saying, "I don't care" in The Fugitive.

Posted by: Sean Penn at January 14, 2016 11:09 AM (NOIQH)

281 I see wifi names like that all the time. Everyone knows its a joke.



Or is it! Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:09 AM (aNSOb)

282 Okay who left a Red Sippy cup of a sock on?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:09 AM (xBdr5)

283 278 You should see what Michelle has going on "down there".
Barack

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 11:09 AM (8HTq1)

284 258 ASIAN DAWN????
Posted by: ThisBeingMi

That hawt stripper? She's on stage next.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 14, 2016 11:02 AM (VAsIq)
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No that's - Rae Dawn Chong in Fear City.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 11:09 AM (MbrzC)

285 Overlooked rants, catching up: Did Obama really pronounce "KWOGG-mire"?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2016 11:07 AM (xq1UY)


Evidently, it was the first time he ever read it and wasn't really sure what word he was reading.

Like I always said, south of 920 on his SATs.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:10 AM (zc3Db)

286 >>Lizzy, do you have a link to this? Thanks.

via Instapundit

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zllmf3y

Posted by: Sean Penn at January 14, 2016 11:10 AM (NOIQH)

287 Pepto Bismol helps with gutmensch.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 11:10 AM (FkBIv)

288 I always wondered if Steyr paid for the product placement in Die Hard?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (F26eZ)

289 And if you're a 'gutmensch', chances are you also have a 'backpfeifengesicht'.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (N8xMd)

290 For those following the "Making a Murderer" discussion, here is a link to a youtube video made by someone who has the same concerns I do.

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

Posted by: jwest at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (Zs4uk)

291 Thanks for the link, uh, Mr. Penn.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (N8xMd)

292 - but I think that this case was, indeed, consensual roughtrade that ended poorly. This is because - unlike with Amanda Knox - they arrested someone politically-incorrect.

There are plenty of other political-incorrect facts here, like the 35 year old woman who slips out on her boyfriend to go to sexclubs (because women never do that! they are all faithful to their men, especially to men they've kept around as boyfriend orbiters for seven years).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (6FqZa)

293 "Gutmensch," an overly politically correct person. I'm going to incorporate that into my vocabulary.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 14, 2016 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

294 Alan Rickman was great in that wine movie - Bottle Shock. Fun movie. The guy who always plays mafia thugs was also excellent in the small part that he had.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:12 AM (zc3Db)

295 286 Overlooked rants, catching up: Did Obama really pronounce "KWOGG-mire"?



Sounds the way boston brahmin john f'n kerry would say it.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:12 AM (aNSOb)

296 @276. There can only be one. It will be Abe.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at January 14, 2016 11:12 AM (/HC6x)

297 (removes sock)

backpfeifengesicht

Love that one!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 11:13 AM (NOIQH)

298 Or they are blaming an immigrant, Othello or Merchant of Venice?, instead of that nice boy Paolo down the street?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:13 AM (xBdr5)

299 This is because - unlike with Amanda Knox - they arrested someone politically-incorrect.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (6FqZa)


With Amanda Knox they arrested and jailed the African guy pretty much right away, IIRC.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:14 AM (zc3Db)

300  If you were setting the Middle East up for the Apocalypse, what would you do differently? 

==%

I'd install a hologram at the rim of that stupid well the Madhi is supposed to rise from, then have a ghost Madhi pop up

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at January 14, 2016 11:14 AM (2OVX1)

301 The lack of Prosecutorial supervision and punishment is way overdue for some action.

As it stands right now, they effectively are arresting officer, jury and judge.

And they are starting to really abuse the privilege.

This is mostly because of politics and lazy or complicit judges. They, technically, are the ones supposed to be supervising the prosecutors but with no investigative arm and no case law or laws on the books other than a code of conduct (hah!) the judges have a tough time reining them in and little incentive to do so.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:15 AM (Xo1Rt)

302 264 The hawt strippers are never working the 11am shift on a Thursday.

Unless you find bullet wounds and c-section scars sexy.
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You aren't here for the buffet, are you?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at January 14, 2016 11:15 AM (kXzR8)

303 I think Mr. Palmer might have been looking at the world through rose colored glasses ;^), but the shadows on the snow are lovely as is the refection of trees in the water.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 11:16 AM (M+RRn)

304 I'd install a hologram at the rim of that stupid well the Madhi is supposed to rise from, then have a ghost Madhi pop up



While playing "Pop Goes the Weasel ".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:16 AM (aNSOb)

305 Can you get me off the hook, for old times?

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at January 14, 2016 11:16 AM (l3vZN)

306 I always thought it was "face that deserves to be slapped".

Translation though has it as "face that should be slapped".

Slight difference but it does matter.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

307 303 264 The hawt strippers are never working the 11am shift on a Thursday.

Unless you find bullet wounds and c-section scars sexy.
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You aren't here for the buffet, are you?


Appendectomy scars. Anchor Bar. Galveston, Texas 1983.
11:00 am.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 11:18 AM (aNSOb)

308 I'd install a hologram at the rim of that stupid well the Madhi is supposed to rise from, then have a ghost Madhi pop up
Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at January 14, 2016 11:14 AM (2OVX1)


Instead of a Madhi, I would flash an image of a giant pork chop with eyeballs.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:18 AM (N8xMd)

309 Hologram of Miss Piggy popping out yelling "Kermie!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:18 AM (xBdr5)

310 305 The 3rd Bass song.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 11:18 AM (8HTq1)

311 Tigers in the snow.....well concealed and waiting for an unsuspecting T-34 to lumber by.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 14, 2016 11:19 AM (o+D5u)

312 Seriously, this painting looks like the backdrop of a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. I fully expect them to be walking through, fighting off bears and Martians, and having a conversation about the meaning of life.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:20 AM (TOk1P)

313
Posted by: jwest at January 14, 2016 11:11 AM (Zs4uk)

Are you nuts? He's babbling about numbers and symbols, and Halloween. No, I dont think the cops are a bunch of satanists. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:20 AM (iQIUe)

314 So sad to hear about Alan Rickman. I will never forget him in Robin Hood as the sheriff of Nottingham. God, he was deliciously evil in that role. RIP.

Posted by: jewells45 at January 14, 2016 11:21 AM (l/N7H)

315 Now that's all I see, thanks BurtTC.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:21 AM (F26eZ)

316 "Yakety Sax" for the Mahdi pop up.


The coming Armaggedon is why O'Suck plans on living in Hawaii. Cause after the world gets blown up he'll want a big ocean between him and the pissed off people who will realize he set the whole thing up.

Pretty much on his own (or whoever his puppetmasters are) the Muj are just going along with the flow. And they're so predictable.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:22 AM (Xo1Rt)

317 313 Seriously, this painting looks like the backdrop of a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. I fully expect them to be walking through, fighting off bears and Martians, and having a conversation about the meaning of life.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:20 AM (TOk1P)


Ha! I think you're right. Only CH wouldn't be walking through the scene, they'd come come careening over the top of that hill on an out-of-control sled.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:23 AM (N8xMd)

318 Calvin + Hobbes?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jjdoc3b

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:23 AM (xBdr5)

319 So is a Gutmensch someone who stands up for right versus wrong or is it someone who is so well-meaning that they bend over and subjugate themselves?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 11:24 AM (NeFrd)

320 Google-owned smart homeware company Nest has asked users to reset their connected thermostats after a software bug forced controllers offline and left owners unable to heat their homes. The company has confirmed that a software update error had caused the thermostat's batteries to drain, therefore making it unable to control the temperature. Users of the smart home device took to social media to express their anger at being left with cold houses. Some feared that the fault had put water pipes under pressure, risking burst plumbing.
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Yet another reason I'm not really interested in the "Smart Home" craze, I don't need some auto-update leaving me without you know...heat.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 11:24 AM (MbrzC)

321 That's a perfect hill to sled down.

Except for the crick at the bottom.

Vetter's Hill of my youth. Kids from miles around would come there after a snow.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:24 AM (Xo1Rt)

322 http://www.ufunk.net/en/star-wars/calvin-et-hobbes-star-wars/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:24 AM (xBdr5)

323 Until this day, I thought he said 'by the sons of Worvan'.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 11:24 AM (evdj2)

324 The hawt strippers are never working the 11am shift on a Thursday.

==============
Remember Justified and Dewey Crow? He was tricked into thinking both his kidneys were remove and he needed money to but them back. So, he robbed a strip club at 10 am. Didnt get much money.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:25 AM (iQIUe)

325 He won't stay dead long.
He was, after all, Dr Lazarus.

Posted by: Spellcheck at January 14, 2016 11:26 AM (j+aWk)

326 Best winter I ever had was when a freak rainfall (after a freeze so the ground wouldn't absorb water) filled the depression in our huge (1/2 acre) back yard.

Then a hard freeze.

I had my own skating pond for about a week.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:26 AM (Xo1Rt)

327 /okay, reading up on this, I don't see (anymore) the seven-year interval on the news. I think it was on an earlier report since retracted.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 11:26 AM (6FqZa)

328 The Nest was long on promises and short on delivery.

I got one, because our household schedule is so strange and there's really no way to plan for when nobody will be in the house. And at that, it failed miserably.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:27 AM (F26eZ)

329 After killing 11,300 people, WHO declares the Ebola outbreak over.

For now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:28 AM (xBdr5)

330 Soon.

Posted by: Ebola at January 14, 2016 11:29 AM (F26eZ)

331 I put up an Alan Rickman post on my blog.
Links to some of my favorite movies with him, and some to watch
8 Really sad to hear about Alan Rickman
Link in Nov

Btw, kid texted during lunch break in school demanding yo know if it's true. She's quite sad.Said we have to watch Snaps tonight.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 11:30 AM (cbfNE)

332 313 Seriously, this painting looks like the
backdrop of a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. I fully expect them to be
walking through, fighting off bears and Martians, and having a
conversation about the meaning of life.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:20 AM (TOk1P)

Ha!
I think you're right. Only CH wouldn't be walking through the scene,
they'd come come careening over the top of that hill on an
out-of-control sled.


Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:23 AM (N8xMd)


Yep! Here: http://calvinandhobbes.wikia.com/wiki/Sled

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:30 AM (TOk1P)

333 >>So is a Gutmensch someone who stands up for right versus wrong or is it
someone who is so well-meaning that they bend over and subjugate
themselves?

It's a derisive term, so I would imagine it applies to people like Merkel and Obama, holier than thou/PC people who believe they are morally superior for welcoming the refugees.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

334 "Hey, listen--just don't kill those soldiers or sailors or whatever until after the election."

Posted by: Things I think Barry may have actually said to Iran at January 14, 2016 11:31 AM (VAsIq)

335 Oops, link in nic, not in Nov

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 11:31 AM (cbfNE)

336 Wow Oregon is the worse state to win the Powerball in due to taxes.

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-powerball-jackpot-payoff/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:32 AM (xBdr5)

337 -
330 After killing 11,300 people, WHO declares the Ebola outbreak over.

For now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:28 AM
----------------

Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.

Posted by: irright at January 14, 2016 11:32 AM (pMGkg)

338 >>Users of the smart home device took to social media to express their anger at being left with cold houses.

You trusted someone else to control your thermostat. You chose poorly.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

339 R.I.P. Alan Rickman.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 14, 2016 11:33 AM (xWW96)

340 329 The Nest was long on promises and short on delivery.

I got one, because our household schedule is so strange and there's really no way to plan for when nobody will be in the house. And at that, it failed miserably.
Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:27 AM (F26eZ)

A moron put one of those nest cameras in their house, voluntarily?

That is some large sibling shit.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 14, 2016 11:33 AM (xuouz)

341 338 He used the sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 11:33 AM (8HTq1)

342 buy honeywell thermos.

they have a series that goes from a straight on/off for AC and heat to slightly programmed to full programming and they all fit the same base so you can plug them in.

I bought a spare and then programable in case I get frisky.

The best part is the universal base. Wire it up once and then just plug in the thermostat of your choice.

Walmart sells them cheap. <30.00

They use an AA battery to work and for display. Very simple.

And it's Honeywell. They've been doing business for over a century on heat and cooling.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:33 AM (Xo1Rt)

343 Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.
Posted by: irright


We're just getting warmed up.

Posted by: WHO Doctor at January 14, 2016 11:33 AM (FkBIv)

344 Nest thermostats don't have cameras, just motion sensors.

Posted by: Ebola at January 14, 2016 11:34 AM (F26eZ)

345 Ugh, worst socker on Earth.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:35 AM (F26eZ)

346 Nest thermostats don't have cameras, just motion sensors.

Heh. That just sounds so funny.

Anything named "the Nest" (and from google) pegs my creepy-meter from the start.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:36 AM (zc3Db)

347 330 After killing 11,300 people, WHO declares the Ebola outbreak over.

For now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:28 AM
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Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.

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Participle status:

(X) Dangled
( ) Not dangled

Posted by: fixerupper at January 14, 2016 11:36 AM (8XRCm)

348 337 Wow Oregon is the worse state to win the Powerball in due to taxes.
http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-powerball-jackpot-payoff/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:32 AM (xBdr5)


Which is why I refuse to buy a lottery ticket. I'm not giving 66% of my winnings to the government to hand out to slackers, wastrels and ne'er-do-wells.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:36 AM (N8xMd)

349 330 After killing 11,300 people, WHO declares the Ebola outbreak over.



For now.



Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:28 AM

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Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.

Posted by: irright at January 14, 2016 11:32 AM (pMGkg)


True story: Take any useless federal agency in this country, give them shedloads of money, and then let it be run by a bunch of leftist foreigners, with a mission statement that includes a statement of how western medicine is bad for poor people.

That's WHO.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:37 AM (TOk1P)

350 Did I mention part of the reason a learning thermostat won't work in my house is because Mrs. Chupacabra cannot be convinced that turning the thermostat all the way up or all the way down doesn't make it work faster?

Now, I may have to get one of those Honeywells for the fake thermostat I keep planning on installing.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:38 AM (F26eZ)

351 buy honeywell thermos.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0

Keeps your cocoa warm!

Posted by: Things I think Barry may have actually said to Iran at January 14, 2016 11:38 AM (VAsIq)

352 Nest wasn't owned by Google when I bought it, otherwise I wouldn't have.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:39 AM (F26eZ)

353 So I see the Oscars nominated all Whites...Tsk,tsk.... Racist Hollywood!


Makes me laugh...

Posted by: donna at January 14, 2016 11:40 AM (/dSsq)

354 Yep! Here: http://calvinandhobbes.wikia.com/wiki/Sled

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 11:30 AM (TOk1P)


You know, Watterson's drawing on the cover of The Authoratative Calvin and Hobbes looks an awful lot like today's painting. I wonder if Bill used it as a model?

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:41 AM (N8xMd)

355 After killing 11,300 people, WHO declares the Ebola outbreak over.

For now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:28 AM
----------------

Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.




Sometimes you just have to sacrifice a limb to save the patient.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 11:41 AM (evdj2)

356 Maryland and DC are worse than Oregon. It's the state taxes

https://goo.gl/FHrt9H

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:41 AM (iQIUe)

357 Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.

Pffft. Still not worried ...

Posted by: Father of Mine ... at January 14, 2016 11:42 AM (AoK0a)

358 Sometimes you just have to sacrifice a limb to save the patient.

Posted by: Grump928(c)

*****

Well, with PPACA it actually is more likely to cost you an arm AND a leg.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 11:42 AM (NeFrd)

359 Are you nuts? He's babbling about numbers and symbols, and Halloween. No, I dont think the cops are a bunch of satanists. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:20 AM (iQIUe)


The video I tried to link to had all the conventional theories and a review of the points widely discussed. The subsequent video covered the crazy theories, which I don't subscribe to.

Posted by: jwest at January 14, 2016 11:42 AM (Zs4uk)

360 Which is why I refuse to buy a lottery ticket. I'm not giving 66% of my winnings to the government to hand out to slackers, wastrels and ne'er-do-wells.Posted by: OregonMuse

You have an entire year to claim the prize. Plenty of time to change residence, lawyer up, create a trust, and screw Oregon. I read recently how Pennsylvania had a disproportionate number of powerball winners. Former NY and NJ peeps, no doubt. Pa has no tax on powerball winnings.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 11:43 AM (fbovC)

361 They've declared ebola over too many times before. I sure hope they find a vaccine. It is a horrible disease.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:43 AM (iQIUe)

362 V the K: Michael Galeota...

Checked iMDB. Galeota was the star of "Bailey Kipper's P.O.V." which, IIRC, was an odd, cute show about some kid who had his family's whole house wired for video, stories were told in his video flashbacks, sort-of. Remember watching it with the kids.

1984-2016?? Wonder if he succumbed to Child Actor's Syndrome? Oh, not exactly. Wiki says "had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol. He also battled diverticulitis - nflammation of the digestive tract."

Posted by: mindful webworker - but, who's counting? at January 14, 2016 11:44 AM (XtR0g)

363 There's a goose with a sniper rifle on the ridge line to the left.

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2016 11:45 AM (UzPAd)

364 359 Sometimes you just have to sacrifice a limb to save the patient.

Posted by: Grump928(c)

*****

Well, with PPACA it actually is more likely to cost you an arm AND a leg.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 11:42 AM (NeFrd)

At least those fuckers won't get my tonsils.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 11:46 AM (kpqmD)

365 364 There's a goose with a sniper rifle on the ridge line to the left.
Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2016 11:45 AM (UzPAd)

It's the AFLAC duck and he's finally lost it!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 14, 2016 11:46 AM (RD7QR)

366 That's that Guard Duck from Pearls Before Swine cartoon.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

367 The AFLAC Duck has finally gone quackers?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:47 AM (xBdr5)

368 Yet another reason I'm not really interested in the
"Smart Home" craze, I don't need some auto-update leaving me without you
know...heat.



Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 11:24 AM (MbrzC)


A really smart home doesn't need a mess of processors and software to run it.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 11:47 AM (L2co/)

369 The trouble with Nest, well, ONE of the troubles, is their insistence on pushing out software updates automatically. They did it to my Protects and removed the wave-to-silence functionality without asking me or letting me know first. Not surprising that they would do this to the thermostat as well.

They are also far too optimistic when it comes to compatibility specs. Simply put, you HAVE TO HAVE a separate power line for this thing. It just won't work right if you're piggybacking off the power supply of the air handler like they say for you to do. Plus if the battery in the unit goes dead you have NO WARNING about it. No, it just dies and you're left wondering why the system isn't working.

It had some good advantages when it came out, but now it's just more hassle than its worth.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 11:47 AM (eytER)

370 I think Severus Snape must have been a hard role to play-to keep his facile immobile for long time periods. It must have been a relief when off the set he could respond with regular facial expressions -unless he was one of those actors who could never get out of character even off the set.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 11:48 AM (M+RRn)

371 You have an entire year to claim the prize. Plenty of time to change residence, lawyer up, create a trust, and screw Oregon. I read recently how Pennsylvania had a disproportionate number of powerball winners. Former NY and NJ peeps, no doubt. Pa has no tax on powerball winnings.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 11:43 AM


I thought the tax hit was based on the State where the ticket was sold, not where it was claimed or where you reside?

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 14, 2016 11:49 AM (ZQfW9)

372 356
After killing 11,300 people, WHO declares the Ebola outbreak over.



For now.



Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2016 11:28 AM

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



Did WHO really NEED to kill that many? Seems excessive.







Sometimes you just have to sacrifice a limb to save the patient.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor
with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 11:41 AM (evdj2)

Amateurs....

Supreme Court has been complicit in the murder of 50 Million Americans by deciding that a woman's right to privacy trumps a babies right to life...
And the EPA has killed over 60 million in Africa and Asia, by outlawing DDT for no good scientific reason.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 14, 2016 11:50 AM (f7rv6)

373 You guys know how to get this face paint off? I've got a debate to go to tonight

Posted by: Ted Cruz at January 14, 2016 11:50 AM (l3vZN)

374 The Nest wi-fi control is pretty good though, I'll give it that.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 11:51 AM (F26eZ)

375
I dont play Powerball alot. Usually just when the jackpot gets up to rediculous amounts.

I cross the line and buy my tickets in Kansas. Kansas is one of a handful of states that allow you to claim lottery wininngs anonymously. More important to me than a low tax state.

Not that Ill ever win, tho.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 14, 2016 11:52 AM (8XRCm)

376 To define "Gutmensch," my husband uses the term "water-walker."

Posted by: Brunnhilde at January 14, 2016 11:52 AM (aW5/6)

377 Back from my dip in the lake. Thread still going, I see.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 11:53 AM (L2co/)

378 People who play Powerball are the definition of optimist.

Jeez if you want to throw money away, send it to me and I promise that if I ever strike it rich somehow, I'll pay you back double, no triple, no umpteeniple.

Swearsies, promise.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:55 AM (Xo1Rt)

379 The trouble with Nest, well, ONE of the troubles, is their insistence on pushing out software updates automatically.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 11:47 AM (eytER)


There's no reason to have your thermostat online, to begin with. Any software updates could be downloaded by the owner and installed in the system via SUB flash or the like.

I cannot understand why anyone would want to have their thermostat online. Not for any reason, at all. The software shouldn't be updated all that often, anyway. I mean .. it's a friggin thermostat. If it worked taht horribly that they "HAD TO" update the software today then I think the users of it would have known already that it's shit. Otherwise, it works fine and the new update doesn't really do much of anything important.

It seems that so many companies are demanding that their products be online for nothing more than constant updates to simple software that is generally unnecessary. And then you have the cable companies (comcast, at least) that actually RESETS the friggin boc every single night ... turns the fucker off and on while you're watching something ... every damn night. I think they just do it for fun.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 11:56 AM (zc3Db)

380 378 Back from my dip in the lake. Thread still going, I see.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 11:53 AM (L2co/)

==========
You miss us. YOu're lonely. YOu cant get enough of us. What would you do without us? Dont worry, we wont go away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:56 AM (iQIUe)

381 378 Back from my dip in the lake. Thread still going, I see.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 11:53 AM (L2co/)


Dip in the lake? How cold is it up there where you are?

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:57 AM (N8xMd)

382 People who play Powerball are the definition of optimist.

Jeez if you want to throw money away, send it to me and I promise that if I ever strike it rich somehow, I'll pay you back double, no triple, no umpteeniple.

Swearsies, promise.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:55 AM (Xo1Rt)

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Downside 2 bucks.

Upside... very long shot at 1.5 Billion.

Plus its fun to think about how that would change your life.



We had an office pool going. Asked the owner if he wanted in and he declined. I said its gonna suuuuuck when you come in Thursday and nobody else is here.

Tossed two bucks in the pot and said "Cheap Insurance".

Posted by: fixerupper at January 14, 2016 11:59 AM (8XRCm)

383 I cannot understand why anyone would want to have their thermostat online. Not for any reason, at all.

In my case it was so I could monitor the system while I was away. I'd go out of town, turn the thermostat way down when I left for a week, then before I returned home I could turn it back up again. It's the kind of schedule that Nest's stupid algorithm wouldn't be able to work out, but I was content doing it manually from my phone.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 11:59 AM (eytER)

384
For all your lottery needs: https://www.usamega.com/

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 11:59 AM (iQIUe)

385 "Princess Clinton has never done anything; she never will do anything; she's not an expert on anything, and she's not someone to be listened to on weighty matters. "

She does important, world changing work on behalf of the Clinton Foundation. She even has the classic "White Girl With Poor African Kids " picture there to prove her compassion and hard work on behalf of the poor. As usual, kids have the classic "Who bitch this is?" look that always goes unnoticed by the White Girl having her picture taken.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at January 14, 2016 11:59 AM (1BQGO)

386 Back from my dip in the lake

How are they? Friends? Neighbors?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 11:59 AM (Xo1Rt)

387 I'm done with powerball and mega millions.
Gonna just try the small state lottos. Smaller prizes, greater odds.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:00 PM (cbfNE)

388 378 - Indeed, at least till we are blessed with another, which is probably happening while I type this.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 12:00 PM (MbrzC)

389 I like the small state lotto girls.

Very Sears catalog hot.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 12:01 PM (F26eZ)

390 I thought the tax hit was based on the State where the ticket was sold, not where it was claimed or where you reside?Posted by: AltonJackson at January 14, 2016 11:49 AM

I did a quick search and don't see the answer to that. A state income tax would be based on state of residence. If a Pa resident bought a lottery ticket in NY, while passing through, I don't see them charging the pa resident as 'earning income'. Don't know, but wouldn't mind having the problem.

Some states only allow 90 days to redeem ticket. Might be tough to move in that time.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:02 PM (fbovC)

391 I don't have anything against Nest or other smart thermostats, I just don't see the need for them, at least at current prices. My $35 digital thermostat gives me 4 temp settings every day and seperate weekday/weekend settings, I just don't need anything else. The away feature on the Nest might come in handy, but that's not worth $150 more to me.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at January 14, 2016 12:02 PM (wEq+O)

392 It's noon o'clock. Do you know where your Ewok is?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2016 12:03 PM (LUgeY)

393 If I traveled a lot, then I could see having access to my home security and monitoring system would be a positive.

But not for anyone else to meddle with.

And they're planning those Smart Meters all over and then try to get you to buy appliances that will connect to the electric company so they can turn them off or down if they need/want to.

NO. WAY.

Am I letting the electric company determine what happens in my house. And if they then shut me off completely, then I'll buy a Natural Gas powered Generator and they can go squat.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 12:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

394 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 11:59 AM (eytER)

I understand that - that you want private online access to control it ... kind of ... but I don't get allowing some company online access to it, especially open access for insufferable updates. And, as you mentioned that they just decided to take features away without telling you ... that's pretty fvcked up. Who would even think of doing something like that to a customer?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 12:04 PM (zc3Db)

395 I won the Power ball last night! ... I didn't buy any tickets...

Posted by: donna at January 14, 2016 12:04 PM (/dSsq)

396 I thought Alan Rickman was so sexy in Sense and Sensibility. And it was so odd to think of Alan Rickman in that way.

Posted by: IC at January 14, 2016 12:04 PM (a0IVu)

397 Dip in the lake? How cold is it up there where you are?


Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 11:57 AM (N8xMd)


About 85 degrees, I reckon. No thermometer to be found. I am in Nicaragua for few days. It is very pleasant right now. Breeze, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:05 PM (L2co/)

398 fixerupper: I cross the line and buy my tickets in Kansas. Kansas is one of a handful of states that allow you to claim lottery winnings anonymously. More important to me than a low tax state.

Interesting. Milady and I used to drive up to Kansas to buy our tix - that way, we at least had a nice drive for the money. Then, Oklahoma opened up and we buy here now - don't know if Okla allows anonymous. Often think it would be nice to resume going to Kansas for the drive - this offers extra incentive.

Cross the line from where, fixerupper, if you don't mind my asking?

Posted by: mindful webworker - but, who's counting? at January 14, 2016 12:06 PM (XtR0g)

399
NYT: Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump by Peter Wehner*

https://t.co/AKdB4EM0TE

*Bush/NR/Commentary flack. And lookit that face *shudder* www.politico.com/arena/bio/peter_wehner.html

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:07 PM (kdS6q)

400 Why oh why does the Academy hate bears? I gave a breakthrough performance! You think it was easy making that scene with Leo work so well? I'm used to working with other bears, female bears....

Posted by: The Bear at January 14, 2016 12:07 PM (szQGH)

401 397 I thought Alan Rickman was so sexy in Sense and Sensibility. And it was so odd to think of Alan Rickman in that way.

Me too. I would have taken Him over Willoughby any day...

Posted by: donna at January 14, 2016 12:07 PM (/dSsq)

402 I'm done with powerball and mega millions.

Gonna just try the small state lottos. Smaller prizes, greater odds.

You never know.
I purchase $20 a month online, then get points to enter for nice prizes,too, last week I was lucky and was one of 2 winners of a 55" tv. Made my day, it did.
Even if our teeny 2 room apt doesn't have a wall large enough for it!

Posted by: cind at January 14, 2016 12:07 PM (nRbbW)

403 Cross the line from where, fixerupper, if you don't mind my asking?
Posted by: mindful webworker - but, who's counting? at January 14, 2016 12:06 PM (XtR0g)

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I live in Kansas City, MO.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (8XRCm)

404 About 85 degrees, I reckon. No thermometer to be
found. I am in Nicaragua for few days. It is very pleasant right now.
Breeze, too.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:05 PM (L2co/)


Doesn't Nicaragua have man-eating sharks in some of its lakes?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

405 Back from my dip in the lake

Ricki or Veronica?

Posted by: Holodeck control software v 21.458 at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (2WoCi)

406 Hey, I refused to vote for McCain, so can't fault someone for feeling the same way about Trump.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (F26eZ)

407 I understand that - that you want private online access to control it ... kind of ... but I don't get allowing some company online access to it, especially open access for insufferable updates. And, as you mentioned that they just decided to take features away without telling you ... that's pretty fvcked up. Who would even think of doing something like that to a customer?

I bought in before Google took them over - believe me, there's no way I'd buy anything from Nest now. They don't tell you that online access is an all or nothing thing - if you want online access you have to accept automatic updates. If you don't, then you can turn off the wifi on the thermostat but then you may as well have a regular old thermostat...the learning functions on the Nest are NOT worth the price.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 12:09 PM (F3IIA)

408 Never mind lotteries, we need to reinstate tontines.

Posted by: JEM at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (o+SC1)

409 Who would even think of doing something like that to a customer?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 12:04 PM (zc3Db)
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Pretty much every major company out there.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (MbrzC)

410 Am I letting the electric company determine what happens in my house. And if they then shut me off completely, then I'll buy a Natural Gas powered Generator and they can go squat.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 12:04 PM (Xo1Rt)


If gas and oil prices keep going down then little home generators could actually be price competitive for power with electric utilities. That shows how much Barky and the rest of the douchebags have screwed over the power industry (and us). If home electrical generation ever gets even near that from utilities then you know things are totally out of whack.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (zc3Db)

411 Yuuuuge citizen security groups have sprung up in Germany in response to NYE/general refugee crime culture, and as expected, Germ authorities are cracking down on *them* as opposed to, you know, the criminals that started all this.

So, at least we know that there are some men in Germany who are not OK with their womenfolk being harass and assaulted.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/goqfhs7

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (NOIQH)

412 Posted by: donna at January 14, 2016 12:07 PM (/dSsq)

Yes; Very attractive. That was the first role I think I saw Alan Rickman in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (M+RRn)

413 Amazon is probably going to hone in on that smart home thing. I think Echo is what they are building up.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:11 PM (cbfNE)

414 Rickman was good in "Truly, Madly, Deeply," too.
Very sad in the beginning, but he's great in it.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:13 PM (NOIQH)

415 So, at least we know that there are some men in Germany who are not OK with their womenfolk being harass and assaulted.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/goqfhs7


Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (NOIQH)


Ah yes.... we all know what happens when you allow citizens to form Militias...

Posted by: King George at January 14, 2016 12:14 PM (f7rv6)

416 If gas and oil prices keep going down then little home generators could actually be price competitive for power with electric utilities.

Big IF there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:14 PM (FkBIv)

417 fixerupper: Kansas City, MO.

Ah, well, not exactly a neighbor, then. *waves anyway*

Thanks for the tip on KS winner anonymity.

Posted by: mindful webworker - supposedly at January 14, 2016 12:14 PM (XtR0g)

418 Never mind lotteries, we need to reinstate tontines.




We need to reinstate dueling.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 12:15 PM (aNSOb)

419 402 397 I thought Alan Rickman was so sexy in Sense and Sensibility. And it was so odd to think of Alan Rickman in that way.

Me too. I would have taken Him over Willoughby any day...
Posted by: donna at January 14, 2016 12:07 PM (/dSsq)

Me three. I used a pic of his from S&S for my blog post tribute.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:15 PM (cbfNE)

420 409 Never mind lotteries, we need to reinstate tontines.

Posted by: JEM at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (o+SC1)

They have a tendency to freeze before you reach the first marker.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:15 PM (kpqmD)

421 Doesn't Nicaragua have man-eating sharks in some of its lakes?


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)


There were bull sharks in the big lake, Lago de Nicaragua, aka Cocibolca, but apparently former dictator Anastasio Somoza made a deal with a Japanese fishing company who came and fished them all out (to the universal dismay of people whose children played in the lake).

I hear tell now, that they are reestablishing themselves in the lake, by virtue of swimming up the Rio San Juan from the Caribbean. I guess bull sharks can tolerate the change from salt water to fresh.

But I am at Laguna de Apoyo, which is clear fresh water, and the only fish are small perch-like critters, AFAIK. You can eat them, not the other way around.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:16 PM (L2co/)

422 So, at least we know that there are some men in Germany who are not OK with their womenfolk being harass and assaulted.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/goqfhs7


Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:10 PM (NOIQH)


Ah yes.... we all know what happens when you allow citizens to form Militias...
Posted by: King George at January 14, 2016 12:14 PM (f7rv6)

-----

Its like somebody else (I forget who) posted:

"If History has taught us anything, it's Germans will put up with that shit. Up until they don't."

Posted by: fixerupper at January 14, 2016 12:16 PM (8XRCm)

423 German ingenuity:


German local officials on Thursday sent a bus with 51 Syrian refugees on board to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin, in a protest against her migrant policy.

Breitbart News

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:16 PM (fbovC)

424 In tribute, I think I need to watch Sense and Sensibility again...just for Alan Rickman.

Posted by: IC at January 14, 2016 12:16 PM (a0IVu)

425
NYT: Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump by Peter Wehner

No way am I clicking on an NYT link. But let me guess the sense of the article:

- Trump is vulgar;
- Trump is a big government statist;
- Trump is vulgar;
- Trump has no executive experience;
- Trump is vulgar;
- Trump is pandering to the cousin-humping flyover rubes;
- Did I mention he's vulgar?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2016 12:17 PM (X6fMO)

426 Some of these European militias have great names, such as the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:17 PM (NOIQH)

427 Just moving probably wouldn't work. Especially in the snake states like New York and Connecticut.

If you were in the state long enough, they would claim part of your winnings no matter where you were now.

And the state you moved to would also claim some of your winnings as being a resident. And I think you're wrong about PA not taxing powerball winnings.

When I moved it was a nightmare but I had kept receipts so I could prove when I moved and how long I was in each state. I still had to pay some income tax to both.

So be careful especially since winning the lottery is automatically noted by the IRS and they share their information with the states.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 12:19 PM (Xo1Rt)

428 Speaking of the trifecta of British entertainer deaths, is it wrong for me to hope to hear of Piers Morgan being torn to pieces and devoured by ravenous feral hogs?

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (xWW96)

429 427 Some of these European militias have great names, such as the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:17 PM (NOIQH)


I'm still waiting for the Order o Knights from Hungary and the Transval Area to be reconstituted.... they were specifically charged with stopping the Moslem Turkish Invasions...

Order of the Dragon...

Posted by: King George at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (f7rv6)

430 Some of these European militias have great names, such as the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:17 PM (NOIQH)

----

Somebody needs to reconstitute the "Charles The Hammer Martel" brigade.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (8XRCm)

431 While police have failed to make any sizeable number of arrests following the new year's eve sex attacks, they have acted with commendable efficiency in arresting those opposing
migrant rape gangs, including the 'Hero of Cologne' Ivan Jurevic.
Standing at seven feet tall and enjoying a catalogue of world body
building championship titles the former special forces soldier became a
minor internet celebrity after uploading his account of "beating up"
migrants who tried to molest girls...

Telling of his astonishment at the behaviour of the immigrant attackers
and saying "I always thought this stuff would be some sort of right wing
propaganda. But it was real!",Mr. Jurevic was arrested this weekend
after hedecided to put his unique skills to use and joined a vigilante
patrol...


Glad these guys are waking up. F@#$ the police who are arresting the people trying to stop the attacks instead of the attackers.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

432
Rubio touts conservative credentials in new ad

The ad includes various luminaries from the conservative movement heaping praise on the Florida lawmaker. Right-wing pundit Glenn Beck, for example and Blaze television personality Tomi Lahren in the spot.

http://tinyurl.com/jdkppbk



So open borders Glenn Beck and someone on his payroll. 'kay.

And literally Tomi who?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (kdS6q)

433 the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."

They'll greet the refugees with really loud guitar riffs and gutteral vocals?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 12:21 PM (6FqZa)

434 Doesn't Nicaragua have man-eating sharks in some of its lakes?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)


Heh. I think there are a few man-eating spiders in some of its rain forests.

Don't tell the 'ettes, though!

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 12:21 PM (N8xMd)

435
429 Speaking of the trifecta of British entertainer deaths, is it wrong for me to hope to hear of Piers Morgan being torn to pieces and devoured by ravenous feral hogs?

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (xWW96)

Yes... but like an Ann Coulter 'joke'... Wrong but damn funny...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 14, 2016 12:21 PM (f7rv6)

436 405 About 85 degrees, I reckon. No thermometer to be
found. I am in Nicaragua for few days. It is very pleasant right now.
Breeze, too.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:05 PM (L2co/)

Doesn't Nicaragua have man-eating sharks in some of its lakes?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

No, just those parasites that swim up your dick and embed themselves permanently.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:22 PM (kpqmD)

437 " is it wrong for me to hope to hear of Piers Morgan being torn to pieces and devoured by ravenous feral hogs?"


Thanks, maddog. I needed that. I feel a little better now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 14, 2016 12:22 PM (LA7Cm)

438 I'm sure it's been mentioned, but I have been at the dealership getting a pothole destroyed tire replaced, followed by alignment.


Anyhow...this picture of Chelsie.

It looks vaguely non-human.
Replicant like.

Really weird.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=250867

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (ptqRm)

439 Some of these European militias have great names, such as the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."


Nice. I would go with 'Grabthar's Hammer' in honor of Rickman.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (evdj2)

440 Glad these guys are waking up. F@#$ the police who are arresting the people trying to stop the attacks instead of the attackers.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

It'll be the same way here.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (kpqmD)

441 Only if Morgan's last words are "I wish I had a gun to shoot at this feral boar staring me down"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (6FqZa)

442 The ad includes various luminaries from the conservative movement heaping praise on the Florida lawmaker. Right-wing pundit Glenn Beck, for example and Blaze television personality Tomi Lahren in the spot.

We should release an add featuring an Ewok humping Rubio's garbage. That'll tank his campaign real quick.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (N8xMd)

443 440 Some of these European militias have great names, such as the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."


Nice. I would go with 'Grabthar's Hammer' in honor of Rickman.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (evdj2)

Sons of Warvan

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:24 PM (kpqmD)

444 Speaking of the trifecta of British entertainer deaths, is it wrong for me to hope to hear of Piers Morgan being torn to pieces and devoured by ravenous feral hogs?
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile


Hogs with guns!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:24 PM (FkBIv)

445 I think you're wrong about PA not taxing powerball winnings.


Nope. Local Philly area fox affiliate had chart showing tax bite in tri-state area. Pennsylvania is ZERO. DE is ZERO. NJ is huge.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (fbovC)

446

That's "conservative sensation" Tomi Lahren folks:

http://hill.cm/fLqcz34

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (kdS6q)

447 >>Anyhow...this picture of Chelsie.

That's a very Hillary-like pose/gesture.
There's not enough plastic surgery, beauty products, and fashion/styling to fix homely. She's like Tori Spelling....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (NOIQH)

448 So will the Academy Awards allow persons of color to attend the ceremony or is Chris Rock the only person of color granted access?

What a slap in the face!

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (UzPAd)

449 the Finnish "Soldiers of Odin."



They'll greet the refugees with really loud guitar riffs and gutteral vocals?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 14, 2016 12:21 PM (6FqZa)


Do the Finns share the gods of Valhalla with Norway? I would have thought that "Sons of Simo Hayha" would be more appropriate.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (L2co/)

450 "Piers Morgan being torn to pieces and devoured by ravenous feral hogs? "

My latest Go-to is "Boiled alive in a tub of male cat piss"

So far, people seem to like it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (ptqRm)

451 Hey AOP, let us know when you're coming back in. Let's do lunch!

Posted by: Man eating sharks in Laguna de Apoyo that nobody knows about at January 14, 2016 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)

452 That's a very Hillary-like pose/gesture.
There's not enough plastic surgery, beauty products, and fashion/styling to fix homely. She's like Tori Spelling....
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (NOIQH)

But with much smaller boobehs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:26 PM (kpqmD)

453 I'm looking at the back of my Powerball ticket and it says I HAVE to redeem it in the state in which I purchased it.

So the solution is not to move and then redeem the ticket - the solution is to buy your tickets in a state with no income tax and then come tax time claim it as income earned in that state instead of your home state.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 12:27 PM (eytER)

454 My latest Go-to is "Boiled alive in a tub of male cat piss"

So far, people seem to like it.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 12:25 PM (ptqRm)


Yes, hot TCP would be a fitting end to old Piers.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 14, 2016 12:27 PM (xWW96)

455 Next year Barack Obama will proably be hosting the Academy Awards.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 12:28 PM (8HTq1)

456 Piers it too much of a coward to get near feral hogs. More like torn apart by feral hamsters.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 14, 2016 12:28 PM (0x/TW)

457 The rumor is that Hillary was watching an old Howdy Doody show on TV when Chelsea was conceived.

Or reading Mad Magazine.

One of the two.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 12:28 PM (Xo1Rt)

458 That's "conservative sensation" Tomi Lahren folks:

http://hill.cm/fLqcz34


I don't trust political predictions from 13 year olds.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 12:28 PM (eytER)

459 "That's a very Hillary-like pose/gesture."

Yeh, but it's the features themselves that seem artificial.

Bordering almost on very well done supermarionation. (ala Captain Scarlett)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (ptqRm)

460 Big IF there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:14 PM (FkBIv)


Figuring 5 kwH/gallon of gasoline and gas prices around $2/gallon, home generation is already just a little over twice utility rates.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (zc3Db)

461 My latest Go-to is "Boiled alive in a tub of male cat piss"

****


For Piers Morgan that may just be a typical spa day.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (NeFrd)

462 Next year Barack Obama will proably be hosting the Academy Awards.
Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 12:28 PM (8HTq1)

Well just like this years SOTU address was the lowest rated ever, so would be next year's Oscars..PAR for the course

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (gf8BH)

463 The establishment Soldiers of Odin follow a violent confrontation at the
Finnish border last year, as coach-loads of refugees were pelted with
rocks and fireworks by Finnish nationalists as they attempted to cross
the frontier. A petrol bomb was also thrown...


Sounds like our MSM has been under-reporting resistance to mass immigrants/refugees, eh? Like pro-life rallies --- did it happen if no one from the media shows up?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (NOIQH)

464 The released Gitmo scum being sent to Qatar are all Yemeni and will return there and probably fast????

And they are all the worst of the worst

So this asshole in the White House will empty Gitmo no matter what

And we are giving weapons to Qatar?

My Fuckin G-D

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 10:10 AM (gf8BH)



Barry the fairy openly hates this country and is doing everything he can to weaken or destroy it. None of what he does surprises me. The total lack of opposition is disgusting.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (493sH)

465 gutmensch

MERZERKERS GUTLEBEN???

Posted by: Al Sharpton at January 14, 2016 12:29 PM (N19om)

466 Man, it's whiter in here than Leonardo DiCaprio's naked ass cheeks in a snow bank.

Posted by: Chris Rock at the Oscars at January 14, 2016 12:30 PM (UzPAd)

467 Greg Wise who played Willoughby was not as attractive as Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon, I agree, but we might feel differently about Willoughby if we were in our teens, we have been rescued by Willoughby and Brandon was about 15 years older than we were. :^)

Greg Wise as Willoughby:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jhxpr49

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 12:30 PM (M+RRn)

468 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 12:27 PM (eytER)

Depends on the state where you live(d). See my above comment.

Some states will claim you were resident for tax purposes if YOU can't prove you weren't in the state for enough time to be considered a resident.

And they WILL demand documentation and disallow a lot or all of it and send you a bill anyway.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 14, 2016 12:31 PM (Xo1Rt)

469 Wow. Still here, huh?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 14, 2016 12:31 PM (gW5Vg)

470
"I always thought this stuff would be some sort of right wing
propaganda. But it was real!"



Rather appropriate we're talking about Alan Rickman today.

WELCOME TO THE PARTY, PAL!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2016 12:31 PM (X6fMO)

471 I'm looking at the back of my Powerball ticket and it says I HAVE to redeem it in the state in which I purchased it. 


Pennsylvania ticket says nothing remotely like that. Every state apparently has different rules. See powerball dot com for more details in its FAQ section.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:32 PM (fbovC)

472 The news out of Germany has been pretty gut wrensching.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:32 PM (NeFrd)

473 470 Wow. Still here, huh?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 14, 2016 12:31 PM (gW5Vg)

You waste time with the blog post you have, not the blog post you wish you had.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:32 PM (kpqmD)

474 The news out of Germany has been pretty gut wrensching.

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

Is there a code for that?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 14, 2016 12:33 PM (kTF2Z)

475 Lemmy was, I think, 2 days into 70.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 14, 2016 10:17 AM (F26eZ)





Maybe he died 3 days earlier and just wasn't aware of it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2016 12:34 PM (493sH)

476 And we are giving weapons to Qatar?

Couldn't we at least sell them?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:35 PM (FkBIv)

477 You waste time with the blog post you have, not the blog post you wish you had.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:32 PM (kpqmD)



That should be on the front page somewhere. Lol.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 14, 2016 12:35 PM (gW5Vg)

478 Maybe he died 3 days earlier and just wasn't aware of it


It happens. Buzzion's gone on for months now without realizing it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:35 PM (8ZskC)

479
Tomi Lahren

I don't trust political predictions from 13 year olds.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks



Now now, she went to college. University of Nevada, Las Vegas '14.

A Keno/Poli Sci double major.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:35 PM (kdS6q)

480 The news out of Germany has been pretty gut wrensching.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:32 PM (NeFrd)


The muzzies took that to mean "gut wenching".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:36 PM (L2co/)

481 467 Man, it's whiter in here than Leonardo DiCaprio's naked ass cheeks in a snow bank.
Posted by: Chris Rock at the Oscars at January 14, 2016 12:30 PM (UzPAd)


Go on...

Posted by: The Bear at January 14, 2016 12:36 PM (vgIRn)

482 Now now, she went to college. University of Nevada, Las Vegas '14.

A Keno/Poli Sci double major.


I'm struck faint by the sheer amount of gravitas there.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 14, 2016 12:36 PM (eytER)

483 Maybe he died 3 days earlier and just wasn't aware of it
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2016 12:34 PM (493sH)

(slow clap)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 12:36 PM (4X5NS)

484 Iran has announced that it will be holding a cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust. This year, the contest's grand prize has been increased from $12,000 to $50,000.



What should Iran do with the money barry is about to give them? How about holding a contest, and upping the prize money?

Glad JJ isn't around to see this.





Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:37 PM (fbovC)

485
And we are giving weapons to Qatar?
***
Well, Obama has been giving them to ISIS so...an improvement?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2016 12:37 PM (X7E8f)

486 A Keno/Poli Sci double major.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:35 PM (kdS6q)


Mathematically illiterate, then? No wonder she's GOPe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:38 PM (L2co/)

487 Iran has announced that it will be holding a cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust. This year, the contest's grand prize has been increased from $12,000 to $50,000.


Responsible Partners in Peace, eh Barry?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

488 I'm confused.

I'm confused, because I'm not a lawyer.

So, here's the question:

We keep hearing how we need Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department to sign off for an indictment of Hillary Clinton.

Why?

Why can't the F.B.I. just take their evidence (if there is any) to a Federal Judge and get an arrest warrant?.. And then, let the Judge offer up the indictment?

You know... The way it's done for any other citizen/criminal.

Jus' wondering.

Posted by: franksalterego at January 14, 2016 12:38 PM (Fh+WR)

489 Gut wrensching

Is there a code for that?

Posted by: Duke Lowell

*****


As if you had to ask. But of course there is:


ICD-9-CM
560.2 - Volvulus

Intestinal volvulus, a twisting in the intestine that can cause intestinal obstruction.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:38 PM (NeFrd)

490 >> The rumor is that Hillary was watching an old Howdy Doody show
>> on TV when Chelsea was conceived.
>> Or reading Mad Magazine.
>> One of the two.

But she's an Internet sensation! She can't pre-date the Webb.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 12:38 PM (nSW/N)

491 Maybe he died 3 days earlier and just wasn't aware of it


Can't keep a gut mann down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 12:38 PM (FkBIv)

492 Glad JJ isn't around to see this.





Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:37 PM (fbovC)


he knows

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 12:39 PM (gf8BH)

493 "It happens. Buzzion's gone on for months now without realizing it."


Plucky little bugger, that buzz'.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 14, 2016 12:39 PM (LA7Cm)

494 I had a Volvulus in high school. Could barely keep the thing running.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 12:39 PM (8ZskC)

495 Our president, hard at work:

10:05 am CST ---Holds a town hall; McKinley Senior High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

11:30 am CST --- Holds a Twitter Q and A; McKinley Senior High School


Rest of the day sent flying home.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 12:39 PM (NOIQH)

496 I;d prefer Obama to host the Academy Awards or Golden Globe Awards then screwing up things further by becoming the Secretary General of the UN-even though as an American he's not supposed to have that position.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 12:40 PM (M+RRn)

497 The rumor is that Hillary was watching an old Howdy Doody show on TV when Chelsea was conceived.

Or reading Mad Magazine.

One of the two.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Do a google image search for "Webb Hubble" and you get a lot of pics of him next to pics of Chelsea. Compelling.

Posted by: Dang at January 14, 2016 12:40 PM (2oWD2)

498 What became of JJ Sefton?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:41 PM (L2co/)

499 479 Maybe he died 3 days earlier and just wasn't aware of it


It happens. Buzzion's gone on for months now without realizing it.



Keeps trying to post too.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 12:41 PM (aNSOb)

500 Which is going to run out first?

The batteries on Buzzion's iPad or the oxygen in his coffin?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:42 PM (NeFrd)

501 I still see dead people. AoS commentors, mostly.

Posted by: Haley Joel Osmont at January 14, 2016 12:43 PM (JO9+V)

502
Iran has announced that it will be holding a cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust. This year, the contest's grand prize has been increased from $12,000 to $50,000.

I once saw a cartoon (don't know where to find it and wouldn't link it anyway) showing a triumphant-looking Hitler, naked, in bed, smoking. Next to him in bed was a naked, woebegone-looking Anne Frank.

The caption was Hitler sneering, "Put that in your diary!"

Some things shouldn't be joked about.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2016 12:43 PM (X6fMO)

503
Buzzion's gone on for months now without realizing it.



Wonder if Buzz will be in this year's "In Memoria" film at the Oscars.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 14, 2016 12:43 PM (kdS6q)

504 What became of JJ Sefton?

In the EMT this morning arguing with the Felon. So who knows with any certainty?

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 12:43 PM (fbovC)

505 477 And we are giving weapons to Qatar?

Couldn't we at least sell them?
---------------------------------------------------------

Why treat them any different than Mexican drug cartels?

Posted by: Erich von Holder, K Street MONSTAH! at January 14, 2016 12:44 PM (szQGH)

506 468 Greg Wise who played Willoughby was not as attractive as Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon, I agree, but we might feel differently about Willoughby if we were in our teens, we have been rescued by Willoughby and Brandon was about 15 years older than we were. :^)

Greg Wise as Willoughby:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jhxpr49

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 12:30 PM (M+RRn)

True. But I've always been partial to older men (hubby is 14 years older than me).

Posted by: IC at January 14, 2016 12:44 PM (a0IVu)

507 Here's a feel good story.

Glacier Girl a P-38 that was buried in the ice on Greenland after an emergency landing during WWII. Was recovered from the ice and now flies again.

http://p38assn.org/glaciergirl/index.htm

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h3eqfj7

First link to the P-38 national Association and Museum. Second link to Popular Mechanics where I first saw the story.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 14, 2016 12:44 PM (XtAzU)

508 503 Iran has announced that it will be holding a cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust. This year, the contest's grand prize has been increased from $12,000 to $50,000.

Thanks Obama.

Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 12:45 PM (szQGH)

509 What became of JJ Sefton?

In the EMT this morning arguing with the Felon. So who knows with any certainty?



FenelonSpoke whacked JJ, just like Grammie?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 12:45 PM (aNSOb)

510 The rumor is that Hillary was watching an old Howdy Doody show on TV when Chelsea was conceived.
Or reading Mad Magazine.
One of the two.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Do a google image search for "Webb Hubble"


*****


Maybe she was reading Mad Magazine while Webb Hubble sexed her using a Howdy Doody puppet as a surrogate. Trifecta.


Might explain Chelsea's wooden delivery when she speaks.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:46 PM (NeFrd)

511 Iran has announced that it will be holding a cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust. This year, the contest's grand prize has been increased from $12,000 to $50,000.

Thanks Obama.
Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 12:45 PM (szQGH)

It's an annual event in Iran

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 12:46 PM (gf8BH)

512 Chelfred E. Clintman

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:46 PM (NeFrd)

513 Posted by: IC at January 14, 2016 12:44 PM (a0IVu)

My sister is married to an Englishman 12 years older than she was and they've been together since 1972 so it worked out well for them, but Marianne Dashwood never considered Brandon a romantic figure before she got some sense. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 12:47 PM (M+RRn)

514
Maybe she was reading Mad Magazine while Webb Hubble sexed her using a Howdy Doody puppet as a surrogate. Trifecta.


Might explain Chelsea's wooden delivery when she speaks.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon- at January 14, 2016 12:46 PM (NeFrd)

You are a bad, bad person.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:47 PM (kpqmD)

515 It's an annual event in Iran

I was referring to the increased payoff, courtesy, presumably, of the $150 billion Zero is about to send them.

Posted by: MTF at January 14, 2016 12:48 PM (szQGH)

516 ALRIGHT, THAT'S ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT!!!

Posted by: Howdy Doody at January 14, 2016 12:48 PM (8ZskC)

517 Lemmy and Bowie were English rockers. If fate had to choose between another Englishman or rocker, I must confess I'm relieved it went with Englishman.

Posted by: Trent Reznor at January 14, 2016 12:49 PM (N19om)

518 517 ALRIGHT, THAT'S ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT!!!
Posted by: Howdy Doody at January 14, 2016 12:48 PM (8ZskC)

We're just having a bit of fun. We know you'd never in a million years put the wood to Hillary.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:49 PM (kpqmD)

519 You guys better give Fen a wide berth. A stone killer, that one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 14, 2016 12:49 PM (kTF2Z)

520 >> Maybe she was reading Mad Magazine while Webb Hubble sexed
>> her using a Howdy Doody puppet as a surrogate.

Will. Not. Ask. If. There. Is. A. Code. For. That.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 12:50 PM (nSW/N)

521 It's an annual event in Iran

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 12:46 PM (gf8BH)


Should submit cartoon of Hitler cornholing mohammed, with mohammed shouting, "ja, ja, already, I vill put Judenhass in the koran!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 12:50 PM (L2co/)

522
521 >> Maybe she was reading Mad Magazine while Webb Hubble sexed
>> her using a Howdy Doody puppet as a surrogate.

Will. Not. Ask. If. There. Is. A. Code. For. That.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 12:50 PM (nSW/N)







Well, EVERYTHING falls under Rule 34.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 14, 2016 12:51 PM (j4wsR)

523 " is it wrong for me to hope to hear of Piers Morgan being torn to pieces and devoured by ravenous feral hogs?"


Of course it is.


What did ravenous feral hogs ever do to you?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 12:51 PM (oKE6c)

524 520 You guys better give Fen a wide berth. A stone killer, that one.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 14, 2016 12:49 PM (kTF2Z)

The body count keeps rising, with no end in sight.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 12:52 PM (kpqmD)

525 Howdy told me after the deed that Hillary is so dumb she kept shouting, "Lie to me Howdy Doody! Lie to me!"

Posted by: Pinocchio at January 14, 2016 12:52 PM (NeFrd)

526 HOWDY DOODY HAD A WOODY?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at January 14, 2016 12:53 PM (L2co/)

527 I'll bet there's a bottle of bourbon stashed in that brook. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at January 14, 2016 12:53 PM (La6jE)

528 WHAT IF one of the powerball winners is an illegal immigrant... can you imagine the backlash?

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:53 PM (cbfNE)

529 Puppet sockpuppet sock off.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 12:54 PM (NeFrd)

530 HOWDY DOODY HAD A WOODY?



He's pining for a break.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 12:54 PM (aNSOb)

531 HOWDY DOODY HAD A WOODY?


****

E-I-E-I-O?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 12:54 PM (NeFrd)

532 Speaking at the University of Nebraska Omaha a day after his final State of the Union address to Congress, Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most powerful nation.
------

Fuck you you little petulant bitch

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (fWAjv)

533 "NR shilling for Paul Ryan. Must be Thursday."

Can't spell RINO without NR.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (noWW6)

534 WHAT IF one of the powerball winners is an illegal immigrant... can you imagine the backlash?

We on the left will celebrate it as justice served.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (La6jE)

535 Limbaugh reporting that Jeb in an AP interview admits he misjudged the intensity of the anger over the way the country is going and that it's aimed at both parties. So he intends to stress conservative values from now on.

1. If Jeb and the people around him are so stupid not to realize what is going on, what does that say about him? Shouldn't his lack of standing in the polls have been a hint before now? Or did they just disregard people who actually care about the country and the Constitution?

2. No matter what he says now, are we supposed to ignore all the shit he's been spouting for years? Are we supposed to think any stand he espouses is sincere? I guess he really believes the country is that stupid.

3. Supposedly, Jeb and Christie are going to team up to take out Rubio. I'm no fan of Rubio but are we supposed to be impressed by these two liberal dweebs? Is that going to divert attention from their own crap? Do they have any idea that the base wants someone who fights against TFG and his minions? We've already seen McCain who spent more of his campaign attacking Republicans than the Dems and how that gave us TFG.

I am so sick of these pieces of shit thinking we are that stupid.

Posted by: JTB at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (FvdPb)

536 RIP Alan Rickman. Yippie ky yay, motherfucker. Yippie ky yay.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (Nwg0u)

537 535 WHAT IF one of the powerball winners is an illegal immigrant... can you imagine the backlash?

We on the left will celebrate it as justice served.



Psssst - blacks. See how the dems think? Brown over black.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 12:57 PM (aNSOb)

538 Speaking of Sense & Sensibility, I never liked Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant' s character) - too beta.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:57 PM (cbfNE)

539 Has anyone had success with local honey for allergies?

I

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 12:58 PM (LzzEz)

540
HOWDY DOODY HAD A WOODY?

Now, you can't prove that. . .

Posted by: Woody at January 14, 2016 12:58 PM (X6fMO)

541 The news out of Germany has been pretty gut wrensching.

Gutmensching?

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 12:58 PM (N8xMd)

542 Some things shouldn't be joked about.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at
============

You werent around when the leftards had their Anne Frank Parody Blog, were you?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 14, 2016 12:59 PM (iQIUe)

543 Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most powerful nation.

Man who spent years claiming American is not exceptional claims America is exceptional.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 12:59 PM (659DL)

544 >> (re: Jeb!) 2. No matter what he says now, are we supposed to ignore
>> all the shit
he's been spouting for years? Are we supposed to think
>> any stand he
espouses is sincere? I guess he really believes the
>> country is that
stupid.

2012 POTUS election = the country is that stupid. Q.E.D.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 01:00 PM (nSW/N)

545 So he intends to stress conservative values from now on.

Billboards and insincere messaging.

WINNER!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 14, 2016 01:00 PM (659DL)

546 Limbaugh reporting that Jeb in an AP interview admits he misjudged the intensity of the anger over the way the country is going and that it's aimed at both parties. So he intends to stress conservative values from now on.

-
That's right, Yeb. You just need to find the right lie.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:00 PM (Nwg0u)

547 536 Limbaugh reporting that Jeb in an AP interview admits he misjudged the intensity of the anger over the way the country is going and that it's aimed at both parties. So he intends to stress conservative values from now on.

I am so sick of these pieces of shit thinking we are that stupid.
Posted by: JTB at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (FvdPb)




"Oh, so this is the shit I have to say to get the rubes on board? OK."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:00 PM (oKE6c)

548 WHAT IF one of the powerball winners is an illegal immigrant... can you imagine the backlash?Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:53 PM


According to what I read at the powerball dot com FAQ page citizenship is not required to claim winning prize.

So that's probably how to get around the state tax requirement.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 01:01 PM (fbovC)

549 "No matter what he says now, are we supposed to ignore all the shit he's been spouting for years? "


He certainly hopes so. I'm sure his consultants told him it was a lead pipe cinch to work.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 14, 2016 01:01 PM (LA7Cm)

550 That's right, Yeb. You just need to find the right lie.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:00 PM (Nwg



Yeah, it's the messaging. Also the marketing.


Yeb, face it. The dogs don't like the dog food. No amount of marketing or messaging is going to change that fact.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:01 PM (oKE6c)

551 1. If Jeb and the people around him are so stupid not to realize what is going on, what does that say about him?

Jeb! is lying. He knew about it, he just chose to ignore it. But being at 3% in all the polls after spending $100 million maybe is waking him up rudely.

Expect Jeb! to start campaigning as an "outsider" real soon now.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (N8xMd)

552 Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most powerful nation.

****

ESPN complained that Brett Favre in the audience failed to applaud vigorously enough when Bruce Jenner insisted he was a courageous woman.



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (NeFrd)

553 540 Has anyone had success with local honey for allergies?

I
Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 12:58 PM (LzzEz)

Sure, made from the plentiful Benadryl flower.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (kpqmD)

554 Donald Trump is a big dumb poopie head!

Posted by: Jeb! billboard at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (FkBIv)

555 Speaking at the University of Nebraska Omaha a day after his final State of the Union address to Congress, Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most powerful nation.

There were Repumpkins in the audience?

Why? Were they lost?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (LUgeY)

556 >>> HOWDY DOODY HAD A WOODY
>> E-I-E-I-O

And on that woody there were some knots

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 01:03 PM (nSW/N)

557 ESPN complained that Brett Favre in the audience
failed to applaud vigorously enough when Bruce Jenner insisted he was a
courageous woman.









Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (NeFrd)


Please tell me you're making that up.

Lie if necessary.
Thanks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:03 PM (oKE6c)

558 Donald Trump wears lifts in his shoes!

Posted by: Jeb! billboard at January 14, 2016 01:04 PM (oKE6c)

559 Limbaugh reporting that Jeb in an AP interview admits he misjudged the intensity of the anger over the way the country is going and that it's aimed at both parties. So he intends to stress conservative values from now on.


He's going to turn up the dial to 11.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:04 PM (8ZskC)

560 @503 I wish Muslims would confine themselves to inflammatory cartoons.

This is good in this way: this will provide empirical evidence of the asymmetry between Muslim and Western cultures. No one's going to try to shoot up their contest.

Posted by: Ted Rall at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (N19om)

561 gettin' a little stale in here..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (so+oy)

562 550 That's right, Yeb. You just need to find the right lie.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:00 PM (Nwg


Yeah, it's the messaging. Also the marketing.


Yeb, face it. The dogs don't like the dog food. No amount of marketing or messaging is going to change that fact.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:01 PM (oKE6c)

Yup. If the product is shit, changing the packaging and having a slicker ad campaign won't stop the product from being shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (kpqmD)

563 Speaking at the University of Nebraska Omaha a day after his final State of the Union address to Congress, Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most powerful nation.




I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy. Prezzy Bitch whining after he's torn down the country for 7 years he wants everyone to pretend everything is just peachy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (493sH)

564 Jeb Bush thinks conservative values is open borders, big government, and massive government control of education through common core. And then you occasionally throw in an "I love Jesus."

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (zt+N6)

565 In the looking for stuff department, A British Columbian mountain lion treks 450 miles to Montana where it is killed by a hunter. (Montana has some 3,000-5,000 mountain lions.)

Anti hunters on twitter outraged that another lion has been killed by an evil hunter.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/h62acbb

The researchers in Canada named the lion 'Sandy' when they attached a GPS tracker to the animal.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (BT7Mi)

566 1. If Jeb and the people around him are so stupid not to realize what is going on, what does that say about him? Shouldn't his lack of standing in the polls have been a hint before now? Or did they just disregard people who actually care about the country and the Constitution?

2. No matter what he says now, are we supposed to ignore all the shit he's been spouting for years? Are we supposed to think any stand he espouses is sincere? I guess he really believes the country is that stupid.

3. Supposedly, Jeb and Christie are going to team up to take out Rubio. I'm no fan of Rubio but are we supposed to be impressed by these two liberal dweebs? Is that going to divert attention from their own crap? Do they have any idea that the base wants someone who fights against TFG and his minions? We've already seen McCain who spent more of his campaign attacking Republicans than the Dems and how that gave us TFG.

I am so sick of these pieces of shit thinking we are that stupid.

Posted by: JTB at January 14, 2016 12:55 PM (FvdPb)

re:1 - You see it's not that they actually care, it just that they're saying missed it strategically speaking...and of course they did that because besides not actually caring one bit, they're blind as fuck.

re:2 - Yes he does believe you are that stupid.

re:3 - "I'm no fan of Rubio but are we supposed to be impressed by these two liberal dweebs? " - Your suppose be impressed that they will fight one of their own or something...again because you are stupid. "Do they have any idea that the base wants someone who fights against TFG and his minions?" - they have some idea about that... now...at least that that's the act you want to see... but you know again you're stupid, they know better, but for the sake of trying to win they will attempt to play-act a little so that you think they're doing what you want.

It's a joke, and they want it to be on you, only this round it looks like no matter what they try (so far) it's on them.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 01:05 PM (MbrzC)

567 Scene: Small New Hampshire village, wintertime. Interior. Elderly woman sits in rocking chair, knitting tea cozies with ¡Jeb! on the side.

El Jeb-O, dressed in black vaquero outfit with silver trim, sombrero hanging on his back.


El Jeb-O: Knit like the wind, Grandmother!!! The fate of the campaign depends on your nimble fingers!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM (NeFrd)

568 540 ... Lauren, In early spring I take a spoonful of locally produced honey each morning. It helps with hay fever as the pollen starts blowing around. It's not a cure but it does help. And it tastes good.

Posted by: JTB at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM (FvdPb)

569 "Sure, made from the plentiful Benadryl flower."

Haha trust me, me and Mr. Benadryl are well acquainted.

I've run through all the antihistamines and can't find anything that works. Zyrtec helps, but knocks me out. Claritin does absolutely nothing. Allegra gives me headaches. Benadryl...well that might as well sleeping pill.

I also do flonase and zaditor, but those don't really help the sneezing and coughing.

Basically, I'm at the point where I'm willing to try voodoo so I can function.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM (LzzEz)

570 Señor ¡Heb!'s advisers should be prosecuted for fraud.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM (8ZskC)

571 552 Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most powerful nation.

****

ESPN complained that Brett Favre in the audience failed to applaud vigorously enough when Bruce Jenner insisted he was a courageous woman.



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (NeFrd)

If he'd been the first to stop, the Gaystapo would have dragged him out back and injected him with HIV-infected blood.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 01:07 PM (kpqmD)

572 Jeb's appeal is becoming more selective.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 01:08 PM (FkBIv)

573 Some joker who lives near me named his network:
FBI_Surveillance_Van

At first I was a little worried: The Feds are probably that stupid.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2016 10:31 AM (5buP

I give you the F... B.... I

Posted by: Hans Gruber at January 14, 2016 01:08 PM (T011J)

574 "Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to applaud. . ."

Mr. Obama, I knew Joseph Stalin, and Mr. Obama, you are no Joseph Stalin.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:08 PM (BT7Mi)

575 557 ESPN complained that Brett Favre in the audience
failed to applaud vigorously enough when Bruce Jenner insisted he was a
courageous woman.









Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (NeFrd)

Please tell me you're making that up.

Lie if necessary.
Thanks.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:03 PM (oKE6c)



Sorry. But its true. It was the entire presmise behind the first episode of South Park this season.

Posted by: buzzion at January 14, 2016 01:08 PM (zt+N6)

576 I also do flonase and zaditor, but those don't really help the sneezing and coughing.

Basically, I'm at the point where I'm willing to try voodoo so I can function.
Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM (LzzEz)

Have you been to an allergist?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 14, 2016 01:08 PM (kpqmD)

577 gettin' a little stale in here..

According to the groundhog we have five more weeks of Winter Sunset.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:09 PM (8ZskC)

578 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 12:23 PM (ptqRm)

It looks like her head is unbalanced. All face and nothing behind the ears. Bill looks similar. Could it be an effect of plastic surgery?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 01:09 PM (GDulk)

579 What me worry? Heck no, my parents head the crime syndicate.

Posted by: Chelfred E. Clintman at January 14, 2016 01:10 PM (N19om)

580 Well, EVERYTHING falls under Rule 34.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 14, 2016 12:51 PM (j4wsR)

"Ewok Delight", with a shirtless Han Solo on the cover, is not canon.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 14, 2016 01:10 PM (VdICR)

581 "Has anyone had success with local honey for allergies?"

I married a very sweet local honey, who has been great for me in many ways, but she hasn't done anything with regard to pollen season.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 01:10 PM (noWW6)

582 I've run through all the antihistamines and can't find anything that works. Zyrtec helps, but knocks me out. Claritin does absolutely nothing. Allegra gives me headaches. Benadryl...well that might as well sleeping pill.

I also do flonase and zaditor, but those don't really help the sneezing and coughing.

Basically, I'm at the point where I'm willing to try voodoo so I can function.



I am soooo there with you on all of the drugs. Nothing works any more.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 01:11 PM (aNSOb)

583 It looks like her head is unbalanced.

ISWYDT

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2016 01:12 PM (LUgeY)

584 570 Señor ¡Heb!'s advisers should be prosecuted for fraud.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM (8ZskC)
----

Keep seeing all these stories about Jeb's consultants and what not. Some leadership Jeb! is showing as guy ultimately in charge of his campaign for keeping all these people around after failure after failure huh? Speaks to how well he'd manage his cabinet don't you think.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 01:12 PM (MbrzC)

585 He not only said the Republicans did not applaud that the US Military was the strongest in the World but, and get this:


I mean, I understand why they wouldnt want to give me credit for it which is true, he said.


Give HIM Credit? When all he has done is try to destroy it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 01:12 PM (gf8BH)

586 "Have you been to an allergist?"

Not in a long time. The coughing's getting worse though so I think I need to schedule an apt and look into adding some asthma meds on top of everything. Every year I say I'm going to do the shots, and then it's suddenly December and the cedar is attacking and it's too late.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:12 PM (LzzEz)

587 Basically, I'm at the point where I'm willing to try voodoo so I can function.
Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:06 PM


Immersion therapy. Get out there in the early spring, grab a handful of ragweed and snort a bright yellow line or two. Both nostrils.

I used to have a moderate to severe case of allergies, but doing something like that cured me. I told my body 'don't annoy the hell out of me over 30 parts per millions in the air, or I'll give you something to really complain about'.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 01:13 PM (fbovC)

588 Sticking pins in the nose of my voodoo doll.

Posted by: Doctor Bombay at January 14, 2016 01:13 PM (FkBIv)

589 >> re:1 - You see it's not that they actually care, it just that
they're
>> saying missed it strategically speaking...and of course they did
>> that because besides not actually caring one bit, they're blind as
fuck.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it." -- Upton Sinclair

Posted by: Womyn, Roar, Hear me, 1 ea. at January 14, 2016 01:13 PM (nSW/N)

590 Please tell me you're making that up.

Lie if necessary.
Thanks.


Posted by: Jay Guevara


****

You hadn't heard?



http://tinyurl.com/favre-jenner

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:13 PM (NeFrd)

591 Favre is a cravren little pussy who is too cowardly to get his genitals replaced with a ... er ... never mind.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2016 01:14 PM (N19om)

592 In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday' Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon defended Chelsea Clinton as a 'very spirited and fierce advocate for her parents."

Dumb grrrrl power

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:15 PM (8ZskC)

593 ESPN complained that Brett Favre in the audience
failed to applaud vigorously enough when Bruce Jenner insisted he was a courageous woman.


Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:02 PM (NeFrd)

Please tell me you're making that up.

Lie if necessary.
Thanks.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 14, 2016 01:03 PM (oKE6c)




I remember it. They couldn't believe he didn't jump his feet to applaud a guy in a dress

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2016 01:15 PM (493sH)

594 Hi Lauren,
Actually I have, can't take benadryl type drugs so tried it and it didn't totally cure the prob but helped with the sensitivity to the local pollens.

Posted by: FCF at January 14, 2016 01:15 PM (kejii)

595 Wow, this thread has been up so long the snow in the painting has melted.

*strings up fly rod*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:15 PM (1xUj/)

596 Where's the boss,
Off with that steadily getting cheaper harlot twitter eh?

Posted by: DaveA at January 14, 2016 01:17 PM (DL2i+)

597 "Get out there in the early spring, grab a handful of ragweed and snort a bright yellow line or two. Both nostrils. "

Ha. That's basically what the damn mountain cedar does for us all on its own. Have you seen the pictures? It looks like smoke.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:17 PM (bYGAR)

598 I thought ace was on a normal sleep schedule now?

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 01:17 PM (8HTq1)

599 Wherefore art thou, Ewok?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 14, 2016 01:17 PM (kTF2Z)

600 "t didn't totally cure the prob but helped with the sensitivity to the local pollens."

I'm going to try. Can't make it worse, right?

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:18 PM (bYGAR)

601 Something else, Lauren. Buy some old fashioned 20 Mule Team Borax. Anywhere where there is dampness in your home there could be mold. Counters, sinks, under cabinets, shower curtains, under toilets is big, etc.

Borax kills the hell out of mold.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 01:18 PM (fbovC)

602
He not only said the Republicans did not applaud that the US Military was the strongest in the World but, and get this:



I mean, I understand why they wouldnt want to give me credit for it which is true, he said.



That's like a rapist complaining his victim didn't give him credit for her orgasm.

Posted by: Woody at January 14, 2016 01:19 PM (X6fMO)

603 UAW Local Orders Members to Deny Non-Members Tools, Advice
Watchdogs warn tactic is possibly jeopardizing workplace safety

And probably illegal....but since the Unions are democratic, they don't need to follow no stinkin laws

Free Beacon


Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 01:19 PM (gf8BH)

604 Wherefor means "why".

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:19 PM (1xUj/)

605 Whoops. Toy sock off.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2016 01:19 PM (X6fMO)

606 I'm surprised Obama didn't offer to exchange the remainder of the Guantanamo detainees for the 10 sailors.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 14, 2016 01:19 PM (J2AgK)

607 Tying the bee-vomit and no-noods-is-news threads ...

If you can't be with the post you love, honey,
Love the one you're with.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 01:20 PM (nSW/N)

608 "In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday' Clinton spokesman
Brian Fallon defended Chelsea Clinton as a 'very spirited and fierce
advocate for her parents.'"

Well, _parent_. One is deceased.

All the King's horses and all the King's men, and all the expensive plastic surgeons in Manhattan, can't disguise Webb Hubbell's enormous froglike mouth on that girl.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 01:20 PM (noWW6)

609 I'm surprised Obama didn't offer to exchange the remainder of the Guantanamo detainees for the 10 sailors.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 14, 2016 01:19 PM (J2AgK)

Iran folded to soon...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 01:21 PM (gf8BH)

610 "http://tinyurl.com/favre-jenner"


Me either. I thought he was making it up too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 14, 2016 01:22 PM (LA7Cm)

611 "Borax kills the hell out of mold."

Yep. Also, you can make a boric acid solution and soak it in to materials like wood which are common mold harbors. Provides a measure of long-lasting protection against spores establishing themselves.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 01:23 PM (noWW6)

612 I've been taking Sudafed for years. Coughing was a symptom for me of the post-nasal drip and it has been miraculous as far as coping with regular allergies. I can live with red eyes and occasional rashes, but the sniffles turning into phlegmy coughs were intolerable. You have to register but pseudoephedrine is the only thing that works for me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 14, 2016 01:23 PM (MIKMs)

613 Maybe Brett is sad because she doesn't think she could ever "pass" as well as I do. I wish she would come to me privately, so we could have a heart-to-heart, instead of microaggressing me with insufficient applause.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2016 01:24 PM (N19om)

614 Has this been a particularly slow morning or should that snow be melting by now?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2016 01:24 PM (r65B3)

615 Lauren, Using the locally made honey also helps Mrs. JTB and her allergies are much worse than mine. I think it is worth a try if you can find a good local source. Chances are it isn't something you will fond in a grocery store. We get ours from a friend at the local farmers market.

Good luck. You have our sympathy.

Posted by: JTB at January 14, 2016 01:24 PM (FvdPb)

616
Yep. Also, you can make a boric acid solution and soak it in to materials like wood which are common mold harbors. Provides a measure of long-lasting protection against spores establishing themselves.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 01:23 PM (noWW6)

Tell me more ...

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 01:24 PM (cbfNE)

617 You have to register but pseudoephedrine is the only thing that works for me.
Posted by: mustbequantum


They trying to make that prescription only in Indiana.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 01:25 PM (FkBIv)

618 Where's Ace?

Anyone check the dumpsters for Ewoks?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 01:25 PM (4X5NS)

619 Sudafed got me through grad school.

During the 88 Olympics Carl Lewis was being interviewed about doping (that was the Ben Johnson year) and he said "Sudafed can give you a false positive for speed".

I pondered that, and then powered through many all nighters courtesy of pseudophedrine hydrochloride.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:26 PM (1xUj/)

620 Immersion therapy. Get out there in the early spring, grab a handful of ragweed and snort a bright yellow line or two. Both nostrils.


It balances the humors.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 14, 2016 01:26 PM (rwI+c)

621 618 Where's Ace?

Anyone check the dumpsters for Ewoks?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 01:25 PM (4X5NS)
---

Protesting our angry voices.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 01:27 PM (MbrzC)

622 Trump should warn Obama about his EOs. That is, he should tell him that a Trump presidency would take violations of the Constitution very seriously and Trump's DOJ would contemplate prosecution of Obama after he leaves office. Not sure of the legal basis of this, but what a great thing to say.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 14, 2016 01:27 PM (s/yC1)

623 My point with juxtaposing the Obama and Brett Favre applause lines is that failure to vigorously and enthusiastically cheer for insanity is rapidly headed toward becoming a capital crime. I don't like where this is heading.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:27 PM (NeFrd)

624 Iran folded to soon...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 01:21 PM


They had billions of reasons to appear to be playing it straight and neighborly with Choom Boy. And he had more than enough time to lay another concession or ten on them.

And that's not even counting their upcoming ability to make even louder 'splodey noises.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (mIvL9)

625 "Good luck. You have our sympathy."

Thanks. I love Texas but not so much the allergies that come with it.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (LzzEz)

626 Whoa, I got the number of commandments in the OT. But only a few vague ones relate to my disorder.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (N19om)

627 Lauren,

A report on NPR said that allergies may be the result of interbreeding with Neanderthals: "I suppose that some of us can blame Neanderthals for our susceptibility to common allergies, like hay fever," said researcher Janet Kelso.

So you can blame whoever sneaked out of the cave on night to see Neanderthal Fabio.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (nSW/N)

628 Peter Wehner, apparently a Bushie, has a piece in the NYTimes titled "Why I will never vote for Donald Trump."

Apparently Mr. Wehner is somebody in the Republican Party and speaks with some authority.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (BT7Mi)

629 Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 12:57 PM (cbfNE)

Hugh Grant always plays the same sort of part,- well meaning, sort of bumbling with a disarming smile.
The character isn't quite so beta in the book although he should have been more assertive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 01:29 PM (M+RRn)

630 Is Ace trapped in a car trunk?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 01:29 PM (4ErVI)

631 that failure to vigorously and enthusiastically cheer for insanity is rapidly headed toward becoming a capital crime.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:27 PM (NeFrd)

How true and how sick.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 14, 2016 01:30 PM (s/yC1)

632 That's a purty picture!

Posted by: Barry Manitoba at January 14, 2016 01:30 PM (pjP2B)

633 Now playing on my show: "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO.

It's a gorgeous day here -- sunny and already near 60. Not bad for Oklahoma in January.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 01:30 PM (4X5NS)

634 628
Peter Wehner, apparently a Bushie, has a piece in the NYTimes titled "Why I will never vote for Donald Trump."



Apparently Mr. Wehner is somebody in the Republican Party and speaks with some authority.





Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (BT7Mi)

I busted up at the pic of Trump in someone's yard, but at the same time it's sort of scary. People are really invested in him. If he loses, I think there's going to be trouble. Folks are getting desperate.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 01:31 PM (4ErVI)

635 Immersion therapy. Get out there in the early spring, grab a handful of ragweed and snort a bright yellow line or two. Both nostrils.


It balances the humors.

-
And it would be humorous. There's a scene in one of Ceech and Chong's movies where some bimbo snorts a line of Ajax thinking it's come. Same thing.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:31 PM (Nwg0u)

636 This time of year is 'prime time' for indoor mold. Humidity levels, depending on heating system, can be sky high, while light levels are low.

I looked under a toilet once, in bathroom toilet only the wife uses, and it was black with mold. Gross, to put it mildly. But perfect place for mold.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 01:31 PM (fbovC)

637 "I pondered that, and then powered through many all nighters courtesy of pseudophedrine hydrochloride."

Haha. I've never noticed a buzz from sudafed, but it does work quite well. Phenylephrine is basically useless though.

Unfortunately, I can't take decongestants right now though because they can dry up your milk supply.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:31 PM (LzzEz)

638 There's a scene in one of Ceech and Chong's movies where some bimbo snorts a line of Ajax thinking it's come.

Ewwwwwwwww

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 01:32 PM (FkBIv)

639 622 Trump should warn Obama about his EOs. That is, he should tell him that a Trump presidency would take violations of the Constitution very seriously and Trump's DOJ would contemplate prosecution of Obama after he leaves office. Not sure of the legal basis of this, but what a great thing to say.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 14, 2016 01:27 PM (s/yC1)
---
Then people would just bitch and moan that Trump doesn't understand the Constitution, no matter if he was just throwing out rhetorical red meat.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 14, 2016 01:32 PM (MbrzC)

640 Lauren,

A report on NPR said that allergies may be the result of interbreeding with Neanderthals: "I suppose that some of us can blame Neanderthals for our susceptibility to common allergies, like hay fever," said researcher Janet Kelso.

So you can blame whoever sneaked out of the cave on night to see Neanderthal Fabio.
Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (nSW/N)

Well, at least that doesn't sound too much like a load of horseshit. I hope taxpayer money wasn't somehow involved.

Posted by: StrawMan at January 14, 2016 01:32 PM (+058L)

641 Apparently the GOPe, like our semi-retired Preezy, doesn't read the papers, or they'd see that over 40 percent of voters don't identify with either party.

It's not me, GOPe, it's you.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (4X5NS)

642 Watching CNN interview with King Abdullah.


If we're going to have one more year of Moslem rule in this country, I'd like to trade for that guy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (1xUj/)

643 Thanks. I love Texas but not so much the allergies that come with it.
Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:28 PM (LzzEz)

Look up Solgar's Quercetin. Helped me a lot.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (s/yC1)

644 Re: Wehner... I can spot a Cotton Whig from north of the 48th parallel.

Posted by: Barry Manitoba at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (pjP2B)

645 "So you can blame whoever sneaked out of the cave on night to see Neanderthal Fabio."

That slut.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (LzzEz)

646 Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:31 PM (Nwg0u)


*****

Now there's a typo for the ages.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (NeFrd)

647 My point with juxtaposing the Obama and Brett Favre applause lines is that failure to vigorously and enthusiastically cheer for insanity is rapidly headed toward becoming a capital crime. I don't like where this is heading.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


What eez problem, comrade Favre? You not applaudink my speetch with proper level of enthusiasm.

Posted by: Josef Caitlin at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (N19om)

648 If he loses, I think there's going to be trouble. Folks are getting desperate.


Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 01:31 PM


Any way you slice it, Trump losing is going to cause problems. Worse than his followers getting upset would be the damage that Crazy Uncle Bernie or Shrillery might cause, not to mention the fuster-clucks who profess to call themselves "Republicans."

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 14, 2016 01:34 PM (mIvL9)

649 Another note on Peter Wehner: he's yet another person who thinks he's immune to unrestricted immigration. It seems these are the people who scream about border security and deportation the loudest.

And for that reason I want them punished at some point.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 01:34 PM (4ErVI)

650 Another note on Peter Wehner: he's yet another person who thinks he's immune to unrestricted immigration.

He can look down on it from the thirty third floor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 14, 2016 01:36 PM (FkBIv)

651 Captain Whitebread: It's a gorgeous day here -- sunny and already near 60. Not bad for Oklahoma in January.

Yeah, Captain, there's a few yard chores I should go out and do today while it's nice. Unfortunately, the nice weather just makes me want to take a nap.

Getting up early to a screaming cat might have something to do with that, too.

Posted by: mindful webworker - okie by me at January 14, 2016 01:36 PM (XtR0g)

652 Any way you slice it, Trump losing is going to cause problems. Worse than his followers getting upset would be the damage that Crazy Uncle Bernie or Shrillery might cause, not to mention the fuster-clucks who profess to call themselves "Republicans."
Posted by: MrScribbler

I'll have you know that the GOP establishment is true, supportive and willing to work as a team.

Posted by: Sen. Mikey Castle (R- DE) at January 14, 2016 01:36 PM (326rv)

653 Greg Wise who played Willoughby was not as attractive as Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon, I agree

I'm sure the conversation has moved on, but I thought that guy was way more attractive than alan rickman.

But he had annoying mannerisms and was a liar who took advantage of others and cared only for himself. Brandon was the better man.

But I always felt kind of bad for him because Maryanne was so obviously settling at that point. So I never really knew what to make of them. It didn't help that in the movie, she was age appropriate for jane austen and alan rickman was probably in his 40s, unlike Emma Thompson who was awfully old for that part.

Posted by: Lea at January 14, 2016 01:36 PM (lIU4e)

654 Autocucumber is such a prude! It made me "clock" my gun the other day and now it doesn't like "bimbo" or "coke".

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM (Nwg0u)

655 And for that reason I want them punished at some point.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 01:34 PM (4ErVI)

A lot of people need some punishing at this point, and a lot of people want to see some punishing. That explains much of the appeal of Trump.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM (s/yC1)

656 some bimbo snorts a line of Ajax

Great burn but everything tastes funny for a week afterwards.

Posted by: DaveA at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM (DL2i+)

657 What do you mean by look under the toilet?

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM (cbfNE)

658 >> So you can blame whoever sneaked out of the cave one night
>> to see Neanderthal Fabio.

Ahem.

Posted by: Neanderthal Paolo at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM (nSW/N)

659 Posted by: The Great White Snark

*****

Now there's a typo for the ages.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon



Come for the humor, stay for the typos.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM (aNSOb)

660 Peter Wehner, apparently a Bushie, has a piece in the NYTimes titled "Why I will never vote for Donald Trump."


Let me guess. Does the word, "poopyhead" appear in the article?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:38 PM (8ZskC)

661 Attention, trifecta trackers, but you seem to have forgotten that Natalie Cole passed on New Year's Eve. Thus Bowie completed that trifecta.

Mr. Rickman's passing has reopened the pool.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:38 PM (m9V0o)

662 Somebody forget to wake up ace?

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 01:38 PM (8HTq1)

663 I'll have you know that the GOP establishment is true, supportive and willing to work as a team.

Posted by: Sen. Mikey Castle (R- DE) at January 14, 2016 01:36 PM


If the election goes as they plan, I expect to see them installing Poppin' Fresh as a replacement for Rinse Pubis. The Corpulent "Captain" has been a most faithful GOPe adherent, even if he hasn't yet openly endorsed Heb!

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 14, 2016 01:38 PM (mIvL9)

664 654 Autocucumber is such a prude! It made me "clock" my gun the other day and now it doesn't like "bimbo" or "coke".



Autocucumber is funded by Pepsico.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 01:38 PM (aNSOb)

665 From the sidebar: "How can anyone watch these people and not feel rage at Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama for letting these brave men die without even lifting a
finger to help?"

Being a Democrat helps.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 14, 2016 01:39 PM (Kucy5)

666 Watching CNN interview with King Abdullah.
If we're going to have one more year of Moslem rule in this country, I'd like to trade for that guy.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (1xUj/)
________

He's been dealing with refugees his whole life (including Palis gunning for him). Can't imagine Obama and his coterie believing that they know better. Abdullah's education makes Obama and crew look like the amateurs that they are. Sad that Abdullah, Sisi and Netanyahu are treated so badly by this clown crew administration.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (MIKMs)

667 Also, the AoSHQ Style Guide$8482; requires me to take note of 2016's inaugural Atlantic Hurricane: Alex.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (m9V0o)

668 Hey, Captain Whitebread, how's your foot?

Rumor had it you were having some troubles.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (noWW6)

669 If we're going to have one more year of Moslem rule in this country, I'd like to trade for that guy.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:33 PM (1xUj/)


Ah please..He is no prize. He is 1/2 the man his father was and his father was no Churchill.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (gf8BH)

670 Make that #8482.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (m9V0o)

671 Ace last tweeted 11 hours ago. Allowing time for a stalk and a kill and sleeping off the hobo gluttony, I think we're likely to get a DrewM post about tonight's debate.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (1xUj/)

672 661 Attention, trifecta trackers, but you seem to have forgotten that Natalie Cole passed on New Year's Eve. Thus Bowie completed that trifecta.

Mr. Rickman's passing has reopened the pool.



Yes. Cole, Lemmy, Bowie.
Now Margulies, Rickman, & ???

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2016 01:40 PM (aNSOb)

673 Chip Kelly hired by the Niners. Who knows, maybe he can figure out what to do with Kaepernick, who I still think has more talent than any of the other young QBs in the league.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2016 01:41 PM (TOk1P)

674 Or not. Razzinfrazzin.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:41 PM (m9V0o)

675 Ah please..He is no prize. He is 1/2 the man his father was and his father was no Churchill.


I thought his father was Sir Alec Guinness.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 14, 2016 01:41 PM (8ZskC)

676 The only good thing about winter is the increase in mucus production.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2016 01:41 PM (N19om)

677 My point with juxtaposing the Obama and Brett Favre applause lines is
that failure to vigorously and enthusiastically cheer for insanity is
rapidly headed toward becoming a capital crime. I don't like where this
is heading.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

=======
The leftists in this country, upon seeing the cheering, the crying, the enthusiasm for Dear Leader in North Korea really do think it is honest, spontaneous and heartfelt.

Remember: They are stupid, stupid people who have absolutely no ability to even consider the possibility that someone else thinks differently than them and has legitimate reasons for doing so.

So, forcing someone to "clap loudest" for the cause is not coercion--it's allowing your true beliefs to show.
They're giving you the freedom to drive out the wrong-thoughts you really didn't believe anyway.

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 14, 2016 01:42 PM (fQ/0p)

678 Brother Cavil: Attention, trifecta trackers, but you seem to have forgotten that Natalie Cole passed on New Year's Eve. Thus Bowie completed that trifecta. Mr. Rickman's passing has reopened the pool.

Covered and covered. See my #180 (even though I had to be reminded of Cole's name) and #251.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a head of the curve at January 14, 2016 01:42 PM (XtR0g)

679 Stuck at home with a tube in my junk and I don't even have ampersands. Wotta revoltin' development...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:42 PM (m9V0o)

680 The other day I was walking and not paying attention when I ran into a midget, knocking to the ground. I asked him if he was ok and he said, "well, I ain't happy." I said ok which one are you then?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 14, 2016 01:43 PM (kTF2Z)

681 662
Somebody forget to wake up ace?

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2016 01:38 PM (8HTq1)

I suspect there's some sort of Ewok Pon Farr at work here.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2016 01:43 PM (4ErVI)

682 People, people, you have to train your spell checker just as you would train any animal. Your spell checker needs love and attention like a Tamagotchi. You have to feed it, and clean up after it makes mistakes.

It needs to feel wanted and needed. You can also train it to espeak any language. Work with your spell checker like you work your favorite saddle horse, or bird dog, or even your wing man.

Always with love, not hate. Train your spell checker like you would train a fine wife and she will support you forever and ever.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:44 PM (BT7Mi)

683 Maybe Ace is prepping for the debate thread..

Posted by: IC at January 14, 2016 01:44 PM (a0IVu)

684 Stuck at home with a tube in my junk and I don't even have ampersands. Wotta revoltin' development... Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:42 PM

Been sentenced to a penile colony, eh?

Damn, boy, hope you get better suddenly!

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 14, 2016 01:45 PM (mIvL9)

685 the body ain't even in the ground and the passive aggressive fighting has begun.....one of the last conversations i had with my uncle was about our dysfunctional family.....we were joking about the insanity....he laughed as loudly as his lungs would let him and said.....but phxgrl, remember there is "fun" in dysfunctional! and while that is true.......people can still be assholes.......let the "fun" begin!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at January 14, 2016 01:45 PM (0O7c5)

686 >>Obama complained that some Republicans in the audience failed to
applaud when he insisted America is the world's strongest and most
powerful nation.



>>ESPN complained that Brett Favre in the audience failed to applaud
vigorously enough when Bruce Jenner insisted he was a courageous woman.


If not already mentioned, North Korean citizens tried to publicly out-mourn each other over Kim Jong Il's death to avoid punishment for "insincere mourning."

Is that what Obama is angling for?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 01:46 PM (NOIQH)

687 Votermom, if you search under "boric acid" and "wood", you'll find a ton of various recipes for easy to brew up moldproofing concoctions. Powdered boric acid should be at any hardware or home improvement store, and it's cheap. Dissolves readily in water. Paint it on, let it soak in and dry, presto, done.

Note that some of these recipes come out of the boatbuilding community, who tend to add further things like glycol to get the boric acid solution to more deeply penetrate the wood fibers. I wouldn't use that in a household application. Messy.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 14, 2016 01:47 PM (noWW6)

688 Maybe ace took zyrtec.

Posted by: Lauren at January 14, 2016 01:47 PM (bYGAR)

689 From the sidebar:

"Haley embodies the kind of party Ryan in particular is trying to build: even-tempered, reform-minded, pro-business and open to minorities."

Note the calumny here: the non=Ryan party is therefore distemperate, anti-business, hates those darkies, and hates reform. Reform being defined as "moving to the left."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 01:47 PM (39g3+)

690 Smells like cat piss in here.

Posted by: The cat that just pissed at January 14, 2016 01:48 PM (2oWD2)

691 I grow truffles behind my toilet bowl. At least, I think they're truffles.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2016 01:48 PM (8ZskC)

692 When I am done with the Ewok, yall can have him back.

Posted by: Leo DiCaprio at January 14, 2016 01:48 PM (N19om)

693 Nooooo thread boys and girls.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2016 01:48 PM (8ZskC)

694 They say a Trump win would destroy the GOP.

Sayonara, mothertrucker.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 14, 2016 01:49 PM (Nwg0u)

695 One of my Arab patients just brought me in some Home made Coumous and pita bread

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2016 01:49 PM (gf8BH)

696 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at January 14, 2016 01:50 PM (DrCtv)

697 "Ewok wins Lotto!"

On Drudge in the 3rd column.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at January 14, 2016 01:50 PM (kXzR8)

698 They say a Trump win would destroy the GOP.


Aha! They're beginning to catch on...!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:50 PM (m9V0o)

699 "Stuck at home with a tube in my junk"

Went through that after the Prostate cancer surgery.


Hook up the little travel bag, slide it into a regular shopping bag and away you go.

Of course, I was wearing shorts at the time so the little plastic tube going into the shopping bag was easier to control and hide.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2016 01:51 PM (ptqRm)

700 If not already mentioned, North Korean citizens tried to publicly out-mourn each other over Kim Jong Il's death to avoid punishment for "insincere mourning."

Is that what Obama is angling for?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2016 01:46 PM (NOIQH)

--

I promise to be extremely emotional at Obama's funeral. The sooner it is, the greater my emotion.

Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 01:51 PM (cbfNE)

701 I've been racking my brain cell for days trying to remember Bob Newhart's name. Bob Newhart, the guy who does a one sided telephone conversation leaving you to imagine the other half of the conversation.

It all started when I watched the movie, "Dr. Strangelove, and how I came to love the bomb." and the character playing the US president does a long telephone conversation with the Russian President just like Bob Newhart, and I was tormented 'cuz I couldn't remember Bob Newhart's name. Drove me crazy. How do you look up, google up a name you can't remember?

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:51 PM (BT7Mi)

702 Ace is up? Wow. Past time I was getting on with Things To Do Today. L8r, g8rs.

Posted by: mindful webworker - on with the day at January 14, 2016 01:51 PM (XtR0g)

703 Attention, trifecta trackers, but you seem to have forgotten that Natalie Cole passed on New Year's Eve. Thus Bowie completed that trifecta.

Does she count? I mean Rickman and Bowie were huge, but Natalie Cole?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 01:52 PM (39g3+)

704 They say a Trump win would destroy the GOP.

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Damn it Smythiers, they're on to us. They've figured it out.

Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:53 PM (BT7Mi)

705 Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 01:51 PM (cbfNE)

Make sure to go for the "low five" instead of "high five" so as to retain the proper decorum .

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2016 01:54 PM (GDulk)

706 Benson, C.46: ...couldn't remember Bob Newhart's name. Drove me crazy....

So... did you ever remember it?

Posted by: mindful webworker - on with the day at January 14, 2016 01:54 PM (XtR0g)

707 657 What do you mean by look under the toilet? Posted by: @votermom at January 14, 2016 01:37 PM

Under the water tank. And the wall behind the toilet. I just checked mine again. Black. So I mixed up about four ounces of borax and 12 ounces of hot water, filled spray bottle. I wiped off blackness then sprayed the hell out of the area. I'll repeat daily for a week just to be sure.

The wife has been complaining about her eyes watering a lot lately. Probable cause.

Posted by: Ben Dover (You know it's coming) at January 14, 2016 01:54 PM (fbovC)

708 Wow.

The Miami Herald is reporting that the GOP-approved, Spanish-language version of the SOTU response speech differed in some very significant ways.

The English-language version said we must secure our borders and stop illegal immigration.

The Spanish-language version said we must enact a legislative solution that will "offer a permanent and humane solution to those who live in the shadows" -- i.e., amnesty.

Un-f*cking-believable how the backstabbing GOPe thought they were going to get away with talking out of both sides of their corrupt mouths.

And they wonder why Trump's numbers are so high.

http://tinyurl.com/hwgep9k

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2016 01:55 PM (a31sM)

709 If Ace won the Powerball I don't think anyone would ever see him again. He'd take the lump sum, buy an island, stock it with lesbians and Valu-Rite, and just disappear.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 01:56 PM (39g3+)

710 Emma Watson continues to make herself so obnoxious even her petite cuteness can't overcome it with a tweet exploiting Rickman's death to promote feminism and effeminate males.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 01:57 PM (39g3+)

711
Pete Wehner used to pen excellent, devastating disassemblies of Dem nonsense about Iraq and the GWOT, in his WH days. These gems were, of course, distributed *only* internally - rarely saw any element of them in the public square. Part of the still-unfathomable Bush public information strategy of silence in the face of hallucinogenic media and Dem distortion and slander of the country and its policies.

Since then, only times I've seen his stuff, it has been the perfect model of clueless Beltway GOP silliness. All emotion and mythology and signalling, no substance or insight.

Note: there was no anger or intolerance involved in the writing of this comment. No delicate sensibilities of ignorant, NPR-listening lightweights were deliberately ruffled in the making of this comment.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 01:58 PM (QDnY+)

712 668

I've developed a callus on one of my big toes, thanks to all the walking I've been doing. It's started bleeding, meaning the pressure has broken blood vessels inside the callus. I'm going to the doctor this afternoon to see what to do to avoid an infection or an (gulp) amputation.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 01:59 PM (4X5NS)

713 I promise to be extremely emotional at Obama's funeral. The sooner it is, the greater my emotion.

Ditto. There may even be dancing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 14, 2016 01:59 PM (m9V0o)

714 If Ace won the Powerball I don't think anyone would
ever see him again. He'd take the lump sum, buy an island, stock it
with lesbians and Valu-Rite, and just disappear.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 01:56 PM (39g3+)


I think a NTTAWWT is mandatory after that statement.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2016 01:59 PM (L2co/)

715 "Dr. Strangelove, and how I came to love the bomb." and the character playing the US president does a long telephone conversation with the Russian President just like Bob Newhart, and I was tormented 'cuz I couldn't remember Bob Newhart's name. Drove me crazy. How do you look up, google up a name you can't remember?Posted by: Benson, C.46 at January 14, 2016 01:51 PM (BT7Mi)

That's Peter Sellers, but yes, Newhart does similar skits (coastguard who has to deal with a bomb that washes up on shore?)

Posted by: Merkin Muffley at January 14, 2016 02:00 PM (N19om)

716 torquewrench,

How did you hear about my foot problem? I had only posted on my Facebook page... Oh, never mind, Polliwogette's a friend of mine there.

Carry on.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread posting from his secret broadcast post at January 14, 2016 02:06 PM (4X5NS)

717 My favorite Newhart piece is a guy who wakes up with a hangover to find an ex army buddy at his home and talking to his wife about it. "Can we just call it chipped beef on toast?"

Such simple concepts, so well done. The man is brilliant.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 02:07 PM (39g3+)

718
Good catch, TrivialPursuer. And yes, wow. Well, "wow" would have been appropriate, say, 10 years ago? By now? Just another day in an unrecognizable place that physically resembles the US.

I especially like "legislative solutions" to, um, unenforced laws. Which, for those new to the topic, are, um, based on previous "legislation".

This is the poison (the Alien acid blood) that has hollowed out the civic culture and the institutions and probably will never be expunged in our lifetimes. If words don't mean what they mean, and that is to be decided by the whim of judges and temporary office-holders, and laws are to be enforced only at the whim of the same parties, then there is no rule of law, and equally important hardly any means to rectify the situation.

Save for one thing: elections that actually have consequences. Problem, when the electorate is dumbed-down and lazy, there is no press, and the inertial wealth and security of US society (for now) ensures that the worst (leading edge) aspects of decline are limited to the fringes, or select groups. Toss in an audaciously irresponsible make-believe public finance and monetary system (both of recent vintage), and you have the formula for a long, slow burning times. Which is what we're in right now.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2016 02:07 PM (QDnY+)

719 497 I;d prefer Obama to host the Academy Awards or Golden Globe Awards then screwing up things further by becoming the Secretary General of the UN-even though as an American he's not supposed to have that position.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2016 12:40 PM (M+RRn)


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That's when he'll claim that he's a natural-born Kenyan. And he'll have a birth certificate to prove it.

Posted by: Soona at January 14, 2016 02:10 PM (Fmupd)

720 Problem, when the electorate is dumbed-down and lazy, there is no press, and the inertial wealth and security of US society (for now) ensures that the worst (leading edge) aspects of decline are limited to the fringes, or select groups.

This is the key. We've had lying corrupt politicians in the past. We've had cronyism between mega corps and the government before. We've suffered incompetent radicals in high office. We've had stupid, corrupt, and extremist judges making crazy rulings in our history.

What's new now is the public is so stupid, so government reliant, so weak, so emasculated, so ignorant of history and economics, and so incapable of rising to any challenge that its all coming down. That's the real cascade; not preference, but misery. The stupid, the hapless, the ignorant, and the lazy have become the majority and further have enough power to control what we get and where we go as a country. And that spells disaster for the republic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2016 02:11 PM (39g3+)

721 Hmm, I'm getting an error code for the comments in the above post. Did Pixy forget to feed the hamsters?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2016 03:13 PM (LUgeY)

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